Ted Kennedy Dies

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  1. Its from FoxNews. Can't be true.
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  2. You're right. Damn!
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  3. Why does everyone just dismiss Foxnews without any semblance objectivity? It would be like every person you come into contact with assume you are a knuckle dragging neanderthal without even giving you the opportunity to prove it.

    Ted Kennedy is dead.
  4. jim623
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    No comment on Mr. Kennedy.

  5. youngandfree, I think he was being sarcastic. I know I was.

  6. He was a murderer that had a lot of money and the rules didnt apply to him. He should have died in a prison.

  7. Cool no problem then. Then my comment was just directed at those that do feel that way. All media is biased one way or the other. I think you have to look at both sides and use a brain cell or two to determine what is at the bottom of the story.

  8. They should build a memorial on Chappaquid**** Island or rename it after him.

  9. Quote Originally Posted by jim623 View Post
    No comment on Mr. Kennedy.

    I'm with you, though sad he died. I dont wish death on anybody, well I take that back............(cough) rapists (cough) molesters.
    Remember why you started.

  10. It looks like the Dem's might be trying to capitalize on his death to pass their health care reform.

  11. Quote Originally Posted by Logo View Post
    It looks like the Dem's might be trying to capitalize on his death to pass their health care reform.
    Of course they will. Because when a person who, however loved, is an ignoramous when it comes to economics dies, that suspends the laws of economics that made his crazier ideas unworkable in the first place.

    The problem will not be the Dems. This is to be expected of them. The problem will be the blue dogs and the Republicans who let themselves be emasculated by his death for some ridiculous ****ing reason.

  12. good ****ing riddance maybe now boston can suck a little less. so ****ing tired of barney frank and kennedy bull****. This state needs a frontal labotomy

  13. R.I.P.

    stay classy fellas

  14. I'm sure Mary Jo Kopechne would wish him a RIP too.

  15. Quote Originally Posted by CDB View Post
    ....Because when a person who, however loved, is an ignoramous when it comes to economics dies, that suspends the laws of economics that made his crazier ideas unworkable in the first place.....
    You might need to rephrase this. Your conclusion (suspension of the laws of Economics) does not necessarily follow from your original condition (the death of an economically illiterate).
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  16. Quote Originally Posted by strategicmove View Post
    You might need to rephrase this. Your conclusion (suspension of the laws of Economics) does not necessarily follow from your original condition (the death of an economically illiterate).
    That and the fact that very few accomplish a small measure of what Ted Kennedy did, even with all of his shortcomings.

  17. Quote Originally Posted by strategicmove View Post
    You might need to rephrase this. Your conclusion (suspension of the laws of Economics) does not necessarily follow from your original condition (the death of an economically illiterate).
    I was being sarcastic. Dems will pull the "Our Health Car Champion is dead, how dare you stand in the way of this legislation and dishonor him..." bull**** when the fact of the matter is the reasons for opposing the plan are still the same, and still sound. The problem is blue dog dems and some Republicans will either be swayed by this bull**** or use it as an excuse to vote for the increase in government power and funding that they want to vote yes on anyway, and are only holding off on it to preserve their careers.
  18. Disagree


    Quote Originally Posted by Fastone View Post
    That and the fact that very few accomplish a small measure of what Ted Kennedy did, even with all of his shortcomings.
    He accomplished nothing , riding on the money coattails of his criminal father. His type has virtualy ruined the state they practice there leftist agenda in. Alot of historians think his brother was assasinated because of there Mafia ties its a well known fact his father was well connected with hardcore underworld figures.

    Its the Golden rule those with the gold make the rules at the very least he was guilty of manslaughter but there whole family is used to throwing there weight around 1 of the kennedy daughters who used to disagree with the father was severly lobotomized by the family and died a drooling idiot in an institution , hidden away from the public.

    The whole kennedy family are frauds and the dregs of society

  19. Quote Originally Posted by samva777 View Post
    He accomplished nothing , riding on the money coattails of his criminal father. His type has virtualy ruined the state they practice there leftist agenda in. Alot of historians think his brother was assasinated because of there Mafia ties its a well known fact his father was well connected with hardcore underworld figures.

    Its the Golden rule those with the gold make the rules at the very least he was guilty of manslaughter but there whole family is used to throwing there weight around 1 of the kennedy daughters who used to disagree with the father was severly lobotomized by the family and died a drooling idiot in an institution , hidden away from the public.

    The whole kennedy family are frauds and the dregs of society
    Wow! What is this?
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  20. **** if I know but it makes for good reading at 6am.

    That and the fact that very few accomplish a small measure of what Ted Kennedy did, even with all of his shortcomings.
    I don't believe he accomplished much more than being a gifted speaker and even that wasn't a huge thing he had it was just wrapped around who he and his family were.

  21. Quote Originally Posted by Jayhawkk View Post
    **** if I know but it makes for good reading at 6am.


    I don't believe he accomplished much more than being a gifted speaker and even that wasn't a huge thing he had
    Sounds eerily similar to the current pres who's pole numbers are tanking. Looks like the messiah may end up being a one termer. In 2010 and again in 2012, we may see some hope and change afterall.

  22. Quote Originally Posted by roids1 View Post
    Sounds eerily similar to the current pres who's pole numbers are tanking. Looks like the messiah may end up being a one termer. In 2010 and again in 2012, we may see some hope and change afterall.
    Keep wishing, it's nice to keep hope alive btw, how are your "pole" numbers. Those same straws that were grasped during the campaign are still there.

  23. Quote Originally Posted by Jayhawkk View Post
    **** if I know but it makes for good reading at 6am.


    I don't believe he accomplished much more than being a gifted speaker and even that wasn't a huge thing he had it was just wrapped around who he and his family were.
    We could say that about our 43rd president also except the gifted speaker part.

  24. Quote Originally Posted by samva777 View Post
    He accomplished nothing , riding on the money coattails of his criminal father. His type has virtualy ruined the state they practice there leftist agenda in. Alot of historians think his brother was assasinated because of there Mafia ties its a well known fact his father was well connected with hardcore underworld figures.

    Its the Golden rule those with the gold make the rules at the very least he was guilty of manslaughter but there whole family is used to throwing there weight around 1 of the kennedy daughters who used to disagree with the father was severly lobotomized by the family and died a drooling idiot in an institution , hidden away from the public.

    The whole kennedy family are frauds and the dregs of society
    And I take it you're in a position to judge.

  25. Poll numbers, sorry mate. Gosh you're sharp. They are sinking. Those straws are there, but he's having a harder time grasping apaprently.

  26. Great posts, Fastone!
  27. Historical fact


    Quote Originally Posted by strategicmove View Post
    Wow! What is this?
    What part of my post are you not understanding or not beleiveing ?

  28. Quote Originally Posted by samva777 View Post
    What part of my post are you not understanding or not beleiveing ?
    First of all while you have a right to have not liked the senator and your "facts" have some truth to them. How does that make the whole Kennedy frauds and or dregs of society. Look at the history of any famous wealthy family and you'll find some of the same situations. They all clawed their way to the top over the bodies of less fortunate, that's the American way, the strong survive. On the other hand the Kennedy family has spent the better part of the last 50 years giving back and trying to help those who are less fortunate. I just don't see where YOU get the right to judge. What have you done

  29. Quote Originally Posted by Fastone View Post
    First of all while you have a right to have not liked the senator and your "facts" have some truth to them. How does that make the whole Kennedy frauds and or dregs of society. Look at the history of any famous wealthy family and you'll find some of the same situations. They all clawed their way to the top over the bodies of less fortunate, that's the American way, the strong survive. On the other hand the Kennedy family has spent the better part of the last 50 years giving back and trying to help those who are less fortunate. I just don't see where YOU get the right to judge. What have you done
    Ok this is kind of not fair for the two points you are trying to make. He has the right to judge everyone in politics, thats how people gain and lose votes. Anyone in politics is under heavy scrutiny as well they should be cause if the general public feels an individual is not doing their job they should be removed from their public position. So as far as judging i feel everyone should be doing that.

    Secondly unless the person u are responding to has a position in government office it doesnt matter what he has or has not done its not his job to do it, thats why there are elected officials, to do the jobs that the people cannot do for whatever reason. This is what they get paid to do, and yes im sure they donate and do plenty of out of pocket work (especially during terms where they need to be voted in, not saying just the kennedys but every politician does it for posterity thats how it works).

    I personally dislike they way ted kennedy ran his office. I am entitled to my position/opinion because he is a public government official, and just because im not out feeding the homeless (today, actually on sundays i do), doesnt mean my or any other persons opinion is less important. And further more if thats truly how u feel then we should probably do away with voting for presidents right? It seems to me with that position you would have a bunch of rich, politician like individuals to decide the fate of the country which if u believe in thats great but i rather see voting polls goto the people and the general public make their decision.

  30. Quote Originally Posted by samva777 View Post
    What part of my post are you not understanding or not beleiveing ?
    Basically your entire post, especially this part:

    Quote Originally Posted by samva777
    ...The whole kennedy family are frauds and the dregs of society.
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  31. We could say that about a lot of people but I was not comparing him to anyone else. You're barking up the wrong tree if you're trying to turn this into a D V R debate or something similar. As a voting member of the US I have the right to judge the actions or inactions of those in a public office. His ONLY job is to give back to the people he represents while in office. To act like he did something above and beyond is far from honest. He enjoyed may fruits from what he did as well. Do not act as if he's done this completely out of charity with no return.

  32. Quote Originally Posted by slacker86 View Post
    Ok this is kind of not fair for the two points you are trying to make. He has the right to judge everyone in politics, thats how people gain and lose votes. Anyone in politics is under heavy scrutiny as well they should be cause if the general public feels an individual is not doing their job they should be removed from their public position. So as far as judging i feel everyone should be doing that.

    Secondly unless the person u are responding to has a position in government office it doesnt matter what he has or has not done its not his job to do it, thats why there are elected officials, to do the jobs that the people cannot do for whatever reason. This is what they get paid to do, and yes im sure they donate and do plenty of out of pocket work (especially during terms where they need to be voted in, not saying just the kennedys but every politician does it for posterity thats how it works).

    I personally dislike they way ted kennedy ran his office. I am entitled to my position/opinion because he is a public government official, and just because im not out feeding the homeless (today, actually on sundays i do), doesnt mean my or any other persons opinion is less important. And further more if thats truly how u feel then we should probably do away with voting for presidents right? It seems to me with that position you would have a bunch of rich, politician like individuals to decide the fate of the country which if u believe in thats great but i rather see voting polls goto the people and the general public make their decision.
    I have no problem with the right to judge him as a public official. To judge the whole Kennedy family as "frauds or "dregs of society" is quite a bit much.

  33. As Jayhawkk said, Kennedy was beholden to his constituents in MA, and the majority of those folks preferred to keep him as their Senate representative time and time again. There were 21,000 people, in 3.5 hour lines stretched around the block to view his casket...sounds like the people of MA were grateful for his service.

    To each their own. If you're not satisfied with a representative, you can certainly exercise your right to vote them out or state your opinions on them in a civilized manner. There are varying political points of view in this country, which is part of what makes the US great.

  34. I don't hold much faith in people nor their actions. People lining up around the block for a guy they probably knew little about may have been the same ones that didn't fly down to see a close relative buried... I base all of my opinions by what I know and can prove, at least in my mind, before accepting anything as fact.

    When senority and holding positions of chairman etc become any part of a priority or goal, I no longer hold any faith on that person's personal goals being in line with mine. I am biased and very cautious of positions of influence though, so take that in to consideration

  35. Quote Originally Posted by Jayhawkk View Post
    People lining up around the block for a guy they probably knew little about may have been the same ones that didn't fly down to see a close relative buried...
    I couldn't begin to speculate about the relationships those individuals may have had with their relatives, or if they attend the funerals of others. Was just echoing your point that Kennedy (like all representatives) are beholden first and foremost to their constituents......and those constituents seemed to offer him strong support through their votes and their presence at his wake.


    Anyhoo...it's the end of an era in the Senate, so to speak. Time to reflect on the man and his accomplishments, then move forward, as there is much work to be done.

  36. Like completely starting over with term limits?
  37. Past actions


    Quote Originally Posted by JW32Hoops View Post
    I couldn't begin to speculate about the relationships those individuals may have had with their relatives, or if they attend the funerals of others. Was just echoing your point that Kennedy (like all representatives) are beholden first and foremost to their constituents......and those constituents seemed to offer him strong support through their votes and their presence at his wake.


    Anyhoo...it's the end of an era in the Senate, so to speak. Time to reflect on the man and his accomplishments, then move forward, as there is much work to be done.
    Past actions are good indicator of future actions also the foundation I.E. the family a person grows up around has a lot to do with shaping the character of the person, are there exceptions to the rule of course but most of the time this truism holds.

  38. Quote Originally Posted by Jayhawkk View Post
    Like completely starting over with term limits?
    That's something I think we all could agree on cause there's old fogeys on both sides that should have been long gone.
  

  
 

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