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Breaking News: Senator Edward “Ted” Kennedy Has Died
Catholic Online ^ | 8/26/09 | Deacon Keith Fournier

Posted on 08/26/2009 4:51:48 AM PDT by tcg

He came to be known as a stalwart proponent of what is currently being called a “liberal” or even “progressive” social agenda. However his change of position on the fundamental human right, the right to life, like others now identified with those labels including Rev. Jesse Jackson, changed entirely. In fact, with Kennedy's change the entire content of the meaning of those political labels seems to have changed. Senator Kennedy began his political career as a strong defender of the rights of children in the womb. For example, in 1971, Senator Kennedy described his then strongly Pro-Life position in these words:

"While the deep concern of a woman bearing an unwanted child merits consideration and sympathy, it is my personal feeling that the legalization of abortion on demand is not in accordance with the value which our civilization places on human life. Wanted or unwanted, I believe that human life, even at its earliest stages, has certain rights which must be recognized -- the right to be born, the right to love, the right to grown old.

"I share the confidence of those who feel that America is working to care for its unwanted as well as wanted children, protecting particularly those who cannot protect themselves. I also share the opinions of those who do not accept abortion as a response to our society's problems -- an inadequate welfare system, unsatisfactory job training programs, and insufficient financial support for all its citizens.

"When history looks back to this era it should recognize this generation as one which cared about human beings enough to halt the practice of war, to provide a decent living for every family and to fulfill its responsibility to its children from the very moment of conception."

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Massachusetts
KEYWORDS: abortion; drunkard; healthcare; kennedy; maryjokopechne; obama; swimmerbuysit; tedkennedy
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Tributes are pouring in from people of many varying and often conflicting political positions for a man who certainly will be remembered as a political icon.
1 posted on 08/26/2009 4:51:48 AM PDT by tcg
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To: tcg

May God have mercy on his soul (and forgive him for being such a poor example of a Catholic)


2 posted on 08/26/2009 4:55:21 AM PDT by NewCenturions
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To: tcg

He also died at God’s request...not Washington’s. It’s a right I hope we all can be blessed with for the future.


3 posted on 08/26/2009 4:56:17 AM PDT by Earthdweller (Harvard won the election again...so what's the problem.......?)
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To: tcg

Watch for Democrats to name any health care legislation after him and try to push it through as “ let’s get it done for Teddy”.


4 posted on 08/26/2009 4:56:33 AM PDT by thethirddegree
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To: thethirddegree

Teddy is dead. He doesn’t need one damned thing done.


5 posted on 08/26/2009 4:59:59 AM PDT by chris37
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To: tcg

I think he hated the America he grew up in, and worked strenuously to see it done away with.


6 posted on 08/26/2009 5:00:22 AM PDT by Steely Tom
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To: thethirddegree

On DemocraticUnderground they are doing exactly this!


7 posted on 08/26/2009 5:00:30 AM PDT by SolidWood (Sarah Palin: "Only dead fish go with the flow!")
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To: tcg

8 posted on 08/26/2009 5:00:46 AM PDT by Iron Munro (America's awkward stage: too late to work within the system, too early to shoot the bastards)
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To: tcg

9 posted on 08/26/2009 5:01:29 AM PDT by paulycy (Screw the RACErs.)
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To: tcg

My mother taught me: “If you can’t say somehting nice then say nothing at all”.

Okay, I’ll give it a go...

Here goes...

Nothing at all.


10 posted on 08/26/2009 5:02:09 AM PDT by WayneS (Respect the 2nd Amendment; Repeal the 16th)
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To: tcg

MY sincere condolences to his family and friends. I may not have agreed with him politically, but he had people who loved him and those people deserve our best wishes.


11 posted on 08/26/2009 5:03:29 AM PDT by commish (Freedom tastes sweetest to those who have fought to preserve it.)
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To: tcg
I am overwhelmed (with joy). He meets all the unborn children he is responsible for, Mary Jo Kopecky,and those departed whose misery he and his drunken clan have caused.

There will be infighting in the NDP, I hope.

Sorry if I offend some who shed crocodile tears.

12 posted on 08/26/2009 5:03:45 AM PDT by Tuketu (Democrats shall be known as the National Democrat Party - NDP CASE CLOSED)
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To: thethirddegree

They can name it whatever the hell they want. Like what, opposition will evaporate because he kicked the bucket?

Ted Kennedy wasn’t some national hero whose death will all of a sudden make socialized medicine more appealing. Especially seeing that he had his own health insurance + congressional perks.


13 posted on 08/26/2009 5:03:51 AM PDT by VanDeKoik (Iran doesnt have a 2nd admendment. Ya see how that turned out?)
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To: tcg

Mary Jo Kopechne was unavailable for comment......


14 posted on 08/26/2009 5:04:18 AM PDT by Brett66 (Where government advances, and it advances relentlessly , freedom is imperiled -Janice Rogers Brown)
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To: WayneS

+1


15 posted on 08/26/2009 5:04:46 AM PDT by romanesq
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To: WayneS

Whatever we think of him, he is before the ultimate judge now....


16 posted on 08/26/2009 5:04:49 AM PDT by Guenevere
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To: tcg

My Grandma always told us kids “Pray for everyone and just let God sort out the details.”

God bless, Mr. Kennedy.


17 posted on 08/26/2009 5:06:03 AM PDT by FreedomFerret
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To: tcg

He died again? I just saw that he died a few minutes ago...


18 posted on 08/26/2009 5:06:25 AM PDT by politicalmerc (If Birthers are so silly, then why not show the BC and put them to shame?)
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To: Earthdweller
He also died at God’s request...not Washington’s. It’s a right I hope we all can be blessed with for the future.>>>>>>>>

I love the sarcastic wit. How true.

19 posted on 08/26/2009 5:07:07 AM PDT by politicalmerc (If Birthers are so silly, then why not show the BC and put them to shame?)
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To: tcg

I hope Ted is personally greeted by every unborn child who was aborted during his career. Let him see before his very eyes what his beliefs have wrought.


20 posted on 08/26/2009 5:07:25 AM PDT by reagan_fanatic (Welcome to the Revolution.)
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To: tcg

This is going to
Cause even more nausea
Than the Jackson thing.

Teddy is feted,
But Mary Jo Kopechne
Still lies in her grave.


21 posted on 08/26/2009 5:07:45 AM PDT by Haiku Guy (If You have a Right / To the Service I provide / I must be a Slave)
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To: tcg
At least he lived a long live unlike,


23 posted on 08/26/2009 5:08:07 AM PDT by McGruff (This administration is turning into one long Wag The Dog movie.)
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To: tcg

Maybe I’m alone here, but my guess is that behind the closed office and chamber doors in Washington this morning, the Dems are breathing a collective sigh of relief that they no longer have to deal with the living breathing millstone of Ted Kennedy hanging around their necks. Oh, they’ll pay verbal homage to a 40+year serving senator, say all the right things, get some face time and press the flesh, but this guy was a quiet stain that they couldn’t cover up. They don’t have to defend him any longer, they don’t have to always consult a Kennedy when making a power decision, and they no longer have to kiss his sizeable ass. Its the end, FINALLY, of Camelot.

Now then can concentrate on Bamalot.


24 posted on 08/26/2009 5:08:16 AM PDT by Badabing Badablonde (New to the internet? CLICK HERE)
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To: Brett66
Mary Jo Kopechne was unavailable for comment.............>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

She is finally getting her justice. He is paying.

25 posted on 08/26/2009 5:09:29 AM PDT by politicalmerc (If Birthers are so silly, then why not show the BC and put them to shame?)
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To: tcg

Ted Kennedy’s Epitaph:

“If you cannot be a good example, then you will just have to be a horrible example.
It worked for me”


26 posted on 08/26/2009 5:11:19 AM PDT by Iron Munro (America's awkward stage: too late to work within the system, too early to shoot the bastards)
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To: tcg
smells like something died....

Photobucket

27 posted on 08/26/2009 5:11:39 AM PDT by erman (Outside of a dog, a book is man's best companion. Inside of a dog, it's too dark to read.)
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To: tcg
"While the deep concern of a woman bearing an unwanted child merits consideration and sympathy, it is my personal feeling that the legalization of abortion on demand is not in accordance with the value which our civilization places on human life. Wanted or unwanted, I believe that human life, even at its earliest stages, has certain rights which must be recognized -- the right to be born, the right to love, the right to grown old.

Ohhhhh, I gotta save this one! Too bad, it's too big for a signature.

28 posted on 08/26/2009 5:13:06 AM PDT by Tanniker Smith (Obi-Wan Palin: Strike her down and she shall become more powerful than you could possibly imagine.)
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To: tcg
Reluctant prayers for his soul.

Prayers for his loved ones.

Thanks (presumably) along with MaryJo's survivors.

29 posted on 08/26/2009 5:13:15 AM PDT by grey_whiskers (The opinions are solely those of the author and are subject to change without notice.)
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To: Badabing Badablonde
yup..he had no real friends... Just drinking buddies and fellow politicians. Without his money, name and power Teddy Bare would have been largely scorned and ignored .. Let the devil kick him around, we're done with his voice. His legacy will fester us.
30 posted on 08/26/2009 5:13:24 AM PDT by Broker (Reward: $100.00 for the lost book of Islamic Praise Songs.)
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To: Tuketu
He meets all the unborn children he is responsible for, Mary Jo Kopecky,and those departed whose misery he and his drunken clan have caused.

Uh uh......his ticket was punched to a different destination.

31 posted on 08/26/2009 5:13:46 AM PDT by ErnBatavia (Impeach now....not next month... now)
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To: thethirddegree
If they even THINK about trying that, the right will dub the bill "Kopechnecare" and kill it.

Cheers!

32 posted on 08/26/2009 5:14:23 AM PDT by grey_whiskers (The opinions are solely those of the author and are subject to change without notice.)
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To: dagoofyfoot

Now that sounds like something to get all wee weed up about!

I’ll buy the beer!


33 posted on 08/26/2009 5:15:04 AM PDT by chris37
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To: politicalmerc
Teddy Drank

MaryJo Sank.

34 posted on 08/26/2009 5:15:15 AM PDT by grey_whiskers (The opinions are solely those of the author and are subject to change without notice.)
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To: thethirddegree
“ let’s get it done for Teddy”

I KNEW this was coming, and it was one of only two reasons I wanted him to hang on (#2 slow and painful death).

35 posted on 08/26/2009 5:15:47 AM PDT by The Sons of Liberty (FUBO - No socialist Bureaucrat on a Death Panel is going to decide whether I live or die!)
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To: Brett66

......Mary Jo Kopechne was unavailable for comment..........

Most acerbic post of the day prize winner


36 posted on 08/26/2009 5:16:41 AM PDT by bert (K.E. N.P. +12 . fasl el-khitab)
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To: NewCenturions

true....lol the dems were in such a hurry to see him go....good example of what they want for us all....


37 posted on 08/26/2009 5:17:12 AM PDT by dalebert
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To: tcg
Since the Bamster is already up in Martha's vineyard, will he attend the funeral -- recall it was Uncle Ted's endorsement of TheClotheslessEmperor over the Hildebeast which got him the nomination.

And will he use it to push for Kopechnecare Obamacare?

38 posted on 08/26/2009 5:17:44 AM PDT by grey_whiskers (The opinions are solely those of the author and are subject to change without notice.)
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To: Broker

I saw him and some of his nephews and their aides in the Hawk and Dove on evening, drinking, yelling, playing pool and just generally being boorish ham-heads....what a disgusting, repulsive bunch of layabouts. What would they be doing if JFK had never become president? Probably padres of some Irish mafia family.


39 posted on 08/26/2009 5:18:00 AM PDT by Badabing Badablonde (New to the internet? CLICK HERE)
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To: Steely Tom
I think he hated the America he grew up in, and worked strenuously to see it done away with.

Aren't you confusing that with Obama. No wait, Obama grew up in Indonesia.
40 posted on 08/26/2009 5:18:38 AM PDT by Sig Sauer P220 (Forget going Galt. Its time to go Braveheart.)
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To: tcg

Looks like he won’t be naming his successor.


41 posted on 08/26/2009 5:19:11 AM PDT by DannyTN
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To: McGruff

That is how I will remember Jabba the Kennedy.....


42 posted on 08/26/2009 5:19:51 AM PDT by Fawn (Rush Limbaugh---> America's pinata)
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To: tcg
"The memory of the righteous is blessed,

But the name of the wicked will rot." (Proverbs 10:7)

43 posted on 08/26/2009 5:20:04 AM PDT by Jmouse007 (hank you)
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To: tcg

As a practicing Catholic and hard working American with morals and standards....I have nothing to say. The good Lord will be saying it directly to Ted.


44 posted on 08/26/2009 5:20:42 AM PDT by oust the louse (This Country now has a smelly BO problem.....)
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To: Badabing Badablonde

My grand Aunt Agnes (born 1894) was a guest in the Chappaquitc (sp) the night when the drunk Teddy left Mary Jo to drown. Her key observation was how the Inn was taken over by guys in suits.


45 posted on 08/26/2009 5:22:08 AM PDT by Broker (Reward: $100.00 for the lost book of Islamic Praise Songs.)
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To: oust the louse

One more thing...I will not watch one moment of tribute on TV for this man. I would rather clip my toenails and pick up dog poop in the yard.


46 posted on 08/26/2009 5:22:29 AM PDT by oust the louse (This Country now has a smelly BO problem.....)
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To: SolidWood
On DemocraticUnderground they are doing exactly this!

I'd go and take a look, but really don't feel like throwing up this morning.

47 posted on 08/26/2009 5:23:28 AM PDT by fwdude (It is time to water the Tree of Liberty.)
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To: politicalmerc

What is it? The 4th time?


48 posted on 08/26/2009 5:25:03 AM PDT by chemicalman (No one in the house read the stimulus bill? Have they ever read the Constitution?)
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To: tcg
O My Jesus, forgive us our sins and save us from the fires of Hell, ESPECIALLY THOSE IN MOST NEED OF THY MERCY.

A good long time in purgation wouldn't be unwarranted, however.

49 posted on 08/26/2009 5:26:41 AM PDT by MantillaMilitant
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To: tcg

Did you hear Ted Kennedy’s last words?

“Get me that crypt above Marilyn”


50 posted on 08/26/2009 5:28:25 AM PDT by BlueStateBlues (Blue State business, Red State heart. . . . .Palin 2012----can't come soon enough!)
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