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  • A closer look at the searing evil of Ted Kennedy

    12/24/2017 7:20:59 AM PST · by Kaslin · 84 replies
    American Thinker.com ^ | December 24, 2017 | J. Marsolo
    Teddy's description of the Chappaquiddick "accident" was enough to convict him of involuntary and voluntary manslaughter and reckless endangerment. Today you can add homicide by vehicle while intoxicated, a mandatory three-year prison term in most states. The facts are simple. Kennedy drove fast, probably drunk, off a bridge at about 11:30 P.M. The pond was only about six feet deep. The front end of the car was angled down. Kennedy walked away, went to his hotel, and waited until the next morning to report to the police. The car was discovered by two boys fishing in the morning. The boys,...
  • Watch Ted Kennedy's Life Get Derailed in Exclusive Chappaquiddick Trailer

    12/20/2017 1:21:45 PM PST · by seanmerc · 76 replies
    PEOPLE.com ^ | 20 Dec 17 | PEOPLE Staff
    Nearly five decades ago, on July 18, 1969, a car went off the Dike Bridge on the island of Chappaquiddick. The driver, Ted Kennedy escaped. His 28-year-old passenger, Mary Jo Kopechne, did not. An upcoming movie, Chappaquiddick, attempts to tell the story of what happened that night and why it took Kennedy some ten hours to report the accident to the local Edgartown police — and PEOPLE has the exclusive first trailer and teaser poster!
  • (Howie) Carr: Kennedy's original serial harassers (compares the perverts to Weinstein)

    10/29/2017 3:40:45 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 18 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | October 29, 2017 | Howie Carr
    Have you noticed that there’s been a word missing from all these recent stories about sexual harassment in Massachusetts politics? The missing word is "Kennedy." Talk about ignoring the elephant, or should I say donkey, in the room. There has never been a family in Massachusetts (or American) politics that's come close to the sordid record of misogyny of the Kennedys. [Snip] Chappaquiddick, anyone? Joe Kennedy II crippling a young woman on Nantucket and later his first wife accusing him of bullying her ... the list of abominable Kennedy behavior around women is practically endless. From Toodles Ryan to...
  • Hollywood to Make Film about Chappaquiddick

    05/03/2016 7:11:43 AM PDT · by Western Phil · 64 replies
    Truth Revolt ^ | May 3, 2016 | Sarah Fisher
    On the heels of actor Will Ferrell pulling out of a planned "Alzheimer's comedy" about Ronald Reagan comes news that Hollywood is preparing a feature film about late Senator Ted Kennedy and the drowning of Mary Jo Kopechne at Chappaquiddick. Australian-born "Zero Dark Thirty" star Jason Clarke will portray Kennedy in "Chappaquiddick" — the film's working title — and John Curran, whose credits include "The Painted Veil," will direct, said the movie's co-producer and Apex Entertainment president and chief executive Mark Ciardi. Production is slated to begin around Labor Day with a tentative release in late 2017. Ciardi noted that...
  • Obama: Politicians should carry themselves more like Kennedy (Teddy, not RFK or JFK!)

    03/30/2015 1:46:56 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 36 replies
    MSN / The Associated Press ^ | March 30, 2015 | Nedra Pickler and David Espo
    BOSTON — President Barack Obama summoned today's quarrelsome political leaders to emulate the late Sen. Edward M. Kennedy in the pursuit of compromise on Monday, and said a new institute that bears the longtime Massachusetts senator's name can be as much an antidote to political cynicism as the man once was. "What if we carried ourselves more like Ted Kennedy? What if we were to follow his example a little bit harder?" the president asked a crowd of family, former aides and political dignitaries of both parties under a tent in raw weather just outside the doors of the Edward...
  • Soon: LIVE Report - Pres. Obama Remarks at Edward M. Kennedy Institute Opening LIVE THREAD

    03/30/2015 9:14:53 AM PDT · by MeshugeMikey · 28 replies
    ABC ^ | March 30 2015 | No Attribution
    LIVE Report - Pres. Obama Remarks at Edward M. Kennedy Institute Opening
  • U.S. Honors Sen. Who Met With Communists, Rented Brothel, Let Mistress Drown

    03/25/2015 3:25:15 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 34 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | March 25, 2015
    A veteran senator who let his mistress drown in a car he recklessly drove into a pond, rented a brothel for an entire night in Chile and sought meetings with communists is being honored by the Obama administration this month. Ted Kennedy received his posthumous accolades from the Department of Labor (DOL) with an induction into the agency’s “Hall of Honor.” The recognition is meant to showcase the life-changing contributions that a unique group of people have made on the American way of work, according to the agency. A special panel comprised of the Solicitor of Labor, the Assistant Secretary...
  • The Mary Jo Kopechne "I Can't Breathe" T-shirt

    12/14/2014 10:14:58 AM PST · by Tazzo · 34 replies
    Proof-Proofpositive BlogSpot on Left Coast Rebel ^ | 12/14/2014 | Proof-Proofpositive BlogSpot
    A Christmas gift idea! http://www.leftcoastrebel.com/2014/12/the-mary-jo-kopechne-i-cant-breathe-t.html
  • Video: Convention devoted to women celebrates Ted Kennedy unironically

    09/04/2012 8:13:41 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    Hotair ^ | 09/04/2012 | AllahPundit
    p>I won't run through the usual litany of misdeeds. If you don't already know them by heart, you'll commit them to memory eventually when you finally tire of liberals screeching at you for "hating women" while holding this guy up as a secular saint. (Chappaquiddick material is abundant online, but this post will get you up to speed on another legendary incident.) I've got to say, in all sincerity: I appreciate their brazenness in building a convention around the theme of a "war on women" while not only inviting Bill Clinton to be a headline speaker but having a video...
  • Ted Kennedy’s sons recall their father’s legacy

    09/04/2012 4:59:39 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 70 replies
    bostonglobe.com ^ | Sept. 4, 2012 | Brian MacQuarrie
    CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- The two sons of Sen. Edward M. Kennedy strode into the lobby of the Omni hotel on Tuesday morning and were besieged by delegates, reporters, and well-wishers. Photos were taken, sound bites recorded, and a flurry of handshakes exchanged. “It’s like he’s still in Congress,” Ted Jr. quipped as he waited for his brother, Patrick, a former US representative from Rhode Island. The sons arrived in Charlotte for an afternoon reception for the Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate, which is being built at the University of Massachusetts Boston, and to attend a video...
  • ‘Star Wars’ Actress: Date with Sen. Dodd Brought Wild (sic Perverted) Questions from Sen. Kennedy

    11/10/2011 9:25:13 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 50 replies
    The Hill ^ | November 10, 2011 | Judy Kurtz
    ‘Star Wars’ actress: Date with Sen. Dodd brought wild questions from Sen. Kennedy Holy Obi-Wan Kenobi! “Star Wars” actress Carrie Fisher claims the late Sen. Ted Kennedy (D-Mass.) asked her some pretty frank questions while dining out with the star and former Sen. Chris Dodd (D-Conn.). According to published excerpts from Fisher’s new book, “Shockaholic,” the entertainer, best known for her role as Princess Leia, was fresh out of her first stint in rehab and on a date with a then single Dodd back in 1985. Kennedy joined the pair at dinner in D.C.. Fisher writes, “Suddenly, Senator Kennedy, seated...
  • Watch GOP Frontrunner Mitt Romney Praise Liberal Lion Ted Kennedy For His Role In Passing RomneyCare

    10/13/2011 9:02:16 AM PDT · by Qbert · 11 replies · 3+ views
    Reason.com ^ | October 13, 2011 | Peter Suderman
    Despite copious evidence to back up the connection, GOP frontrunner Mitt Romney has yet to admit the link between the Massachusetts health care overhaul he signed into law as governor and the federal overhaul President Obama passed last year. You can understand why he's declined: Given that Romney is running as an establishment conservative for the Republican nomination, the friendly connection to the rival party's leader and his most prominent policy achievement would be, well, kind of awkward. But when the Massachusetts law first took effect, Romney did praise a different prominent liberal collaborator as one of the law's "parents"...
  • Rewriting History on Kennedy's Chappaquiddick Accident

    08/30/2010 2:43:40 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 94 replies
    usnews.com ^ | Aug. 30, 2010 | Paul Bedard
    For many, the name Chappaquiddick conjures images of a drunken Sen. Edward Kennedy hitting on Mary Jo Kopechne in his Oldsmobile, losing control, and plunging into the water of Poucha Pond on Chappaquiddick Island, adjacent to Martha's Vineyard where President Obama was vacationing. Kopechne, a family friend, drowned; and Teddy fumbled for excuses about what happened. Now, a year after Kennedy died, his lifelong biographer Burton Hersh, armed with fresh interviews with Kennedy's mistress at the time, tells Whispers that the whole July 1969 episode should have been handled as a simple crash, leaving the senator's legacy untainted. "It was...
  • Nixon sought dirt on Mary Jo Kopechne, files show

    06/14/2010 4:13:16 PM PDT · by JoeProBono · 43 replies · 1,509+ views
    boston ^ | June 14, 2010 04
    WASHINGTON _ The FBI was asked by top aides to President Richard Nixon to "discreetly" look into the background and personal associations of the young political aide, Mary Jo Kopechne, who drowned in 1969 when Edward M. Kennedy's car careened off a bridge on Chappaquiddick Island, newly released FBI documents show...
  • Ex-Kennedy Aide In Fraud Bust

    12/15/2009 6:47:04 PM PST · by pissant · 23 replies · 1,015+ views
    Smoking Gun ^ | 12/15/09 | staff
    DECEMBER 15--The former office manager for the late Senator Ted Kennedy was indicted today on federal theft and fraud charges for allegedly pocketing more than $75,000 in unauthorized bonus payments over five years. Ngozi Pole, 39, was named today in a six-count felony indictment filed in U.S. District Court in Washington, D.C. (a copy of the charging document can be found below). According to prosecutors, Pole, pictured at right, was in charge of processing bonus payments approved by either Kennedy or his chief of staff. These payments, according to the indictment, came in two forms: a "holiday bonus" paid in...
  • "The Damage Done is Profound": Former Senator Santorum Speaks on the Kennedy Funeral

    09/16/2009 3:54:30 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 52 replies · 2,291+ views
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 9/16/09 | John-Henry Westen
    ORALANDO, September 15, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) - In addition to his announcement that he is considering a run for President in 2012, former US Senator Rick Santorum gave his assessment of the controversy around the Ted Kennedy funeral during his speech to the Catholic Leadership Conference last week. Santorum's talk focused on rejuvenating the Catholic Church in the United States.During his speech Santorum lamented "what the Church allowed to happen" with the Kennedy funeral, referring to it as a "deification" of Kennedy.  "The damage done" to the Church, he said, "is profound.""We have Catholic politicians who have led this country astray, have led...
  • Heavy Kennedy Presence for Obama’s Speech

    09/09/2009 3:42:32 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 30 replies · 745+ views
    Washington Wire ^ | Susan Davis
    There will be no shortage of Kennedys this evening at President Barack Obama’s address on health care to a joint session of Congress. Vicki Kennedy, widow of the late Massachusetts Democratic Sen. Edward Kennedy, is a guest of First Lady Michelle Obama. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi will host the late senator’s children, including Rhode Island Democratic Rep. Patrick Kennedy, Ted Kennedy Jr., and Kara Kennedy and her two children. The notable presence of Kennedy family members suggests the president will give a nod to the late senator in his speech this evening. Kennedy devoted much of his nearly five decade...
  • The Kennedy Funeral: Boston's Latest Scandal

    09/04/2009 10:58:35 PM PDT · by Salvation · 102 replies · 2,776+ views
    CatholicCulture.org ^ | September 3, 2009 | Phil Lawler
    The Kennedy Funeral: Boston's Latest Scandal t | t | t | t by Phil Lawler, September 3, 2009   A week after the death of Ted Kennedy, the relevant question is not whether the Massachusetts Senator deserved a Catholic funeral, but whether he deserved a ceremony of public acclamation so grand and sweeping that it might, to the untutored observer, have seemed more like an informal canonization. We cannot know the state of Ted Kennedy's soul when he finally succumbed to brain cancer. We are told that he was visited regularly by a priest in his last days; we...
  • Battle of the Catholic Stations: Salt & Light's Fr. Rosica Rips EWTN's Arroyo over Kennedy Funeral

    09/04/2009 3:19:21 PM PDT · by NYer · 37 replies · 1,593+ views
    Life Site News ^ | September 4, 2009 | John-Henry Westen
    TORONTO, September 4, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) - The decision to permit a grandiose public funeral celebrating the life of  pro-abortion extremist Senator Ted Kennedy has caused a rift in the Catholic Church in North America.  Several prominent Catholic priests in the pro-life movement as well as other Catholic pro-life leaders criticized the decision, and advocated a more subdued private funeral instead.  Boston Cardinal Sean O'Malley shot back Wednesday defending his actions with some fairly strong words for his critics.However, the war of words has escalated to new heights with the latest blogpost of Fr. Thomas Rosica, the President and CEO of...
  • Kennedy Worship Worse than Previously Thought

    09/02/2009 3:35:48 AM PDT · by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle · 7 replies · 595+ views
    Wizbang.com ^ | 08/29/09 | Kim Priestap
    Your head will explode when you read this. From NewsBusters: The Huffington Post explains that "Melissa Lafsky is the deputy web editor at Discover magazine, where she writes the Reality Base blog. She was previously the editor of the New York Times's Freakonomics blog, and is a former associate editor at HuffPo's Eat The Press." So she's a major-media-certified pundit when she wrote about Chappaquiddick drowning victim Mary Jo Kopechne on Arianna's pages today:Mary Jo wasn't a right-wing talking point or a negative campaign slogan. She was a dedicated civil rights activist and political talent with a bright future....We don't...