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August 26, 2009

Senator Ted Kennedy DEAD ~ Let's Look Back At His Life

This came through at 2:38 A.M. this morning......

Senator Ted Kennedy has died of brain cancer at the age of 77

By Scott Malone – 20 mins ago BOSTON (Reuters)

U.S. Senator Edward Kennedy, a towering figure in the Democratic Party who took the helm of one of America's most fabled political families after two older brothers were assassinated, has died, his family said. He was 77. "Edward M. Kennedy, the husband, father, grandfather, brother and uncle we loved so deeply, died late Tuesday night at home in Hyannis Port (Massachusetts)," the Kennedy family said in a statement. One of the most influential and longest-serving senators in U.S. history -- a liberal standard-bearer who was also known as a consummate congressional dealmaker


Wild Thing's comment..............

We have so many truly awesome Americans in our country. And far too often they go unmentioned, but those that have done damage have been praised and exhalted to a place of a sick kind of liberal, leftiist honor. The code of as long as the person is a liberal they get praised.

I think it is only fair to mention a few of the things Ted Kennedy is known for that possibly will be eluded by the media in their what will be attempt at kissing up to the Kennedy family in the next few days.

Ted Kennedy was NO Ronald Reagan!

LOOKING back at Ted Kennedy's Life......

* Killed Mary Jo Kopechne , than the Kennedy clan intimidated the victim's family and local authorities, to prevent justice. To this day, Kennedy has not apologised to Mary Jo's family, and, of course, the tragedy did not for a moment affect his future rampant drinking and womanising.

* Kennedy was a leader in the Democratic effort to cut off funding to our South Vietnamese allies in 1975. Resulting in the neighnorhood of 3 million murdered in Vietnam and Cambodia.

* Slandered Judge Bork in the confirmation hearings on Bork's nomination to the Supreme Court.

* Twice kicked out of Harvard for cheating on exams. ( having someone else take the exam for him)

* KGB letter written at the height of the Cold War that shows that Sen. Edward Kennedy (D-Mass.) offered to assist Soviet leaders in formulating a public relations strategy to counter President Reagan's foreign policy and to complicate his re-election efforts.

The letter, dated May 14, 1983, was sent from the head of the KGB to Yuri Andropov, who was then General Secretary of the Soviet Union's Communist Party.

In his letter, KGB head Viktor Chebrikov offered Andropov his interpretation of Kennedy's offer. Former U.S. Sen. John Tunney (D-Calif.) had traveled to Moscow on behalf of Kennedy to seek out a partnership with Andropov and other Soviet officials, Kengor claims in his book.

* Kennedy for many years was one of the chief agents to raise funds and moral support for the IRA. Kennedy's positive role in persuading the IRA to give up terrorism is little redemption for the decades he was funding it, and was only due to Al Qaeda's actions on 9/11 which make terrorism suddenly impossible for US citizens to support.

* "In 1985, Senator Kerry was one of the members of Congress who returned from Nicaragua with that worthless signed piece of paper. He then supported the third Boland Amendment. Apparently, not only did John Kerry [and Ted Kennedy] not want to fight Communism "all over the world," he didn't even want to fight communism in our own backyard." American Thinker

* "In 1985, when the Reagan administration requested aid for the Contras, Kennedy couldn't resist evoking the "Gulf of Tonkin" resolution. The Panama invasion didn't last long enough to be compared to Vietnam. Instead, the removal of Manuel Noriega represented "long-term damage" to our foreign policy, to our ability to work with other nations in Latin America, and our goal of achieving lasting democracy in the region. Kennedy predicted that George Bush Sr.'s aggressive actions made the Sandinistas shoe-ins for the Nicaraguan election in February of 1990. He was dead wrong. As soon as the Nicaraguan people had a chance, they booted Fidel wannabe Daniel Ortega from power by a 14-point majority."
"In congressional debate on aid to the Nicaraguan "contras," Sens. Ted Kennedy and Tom Harkin seized on testimony by Gen. Paul Gorman, then the U.S. commander with responsibility for South America. The rebels, he had testified, would be incapable of overthrowing the ruling Sandinistas "in the foreseeable future." The Front Page

* Ted Kennedy And The First Gulf War - From FrontPageMag.Com
"Kennedy went beyond Vietnam in the debate before the first Gulf War. According to the senator, the casualties in Southeast Asia would seem slight when compared with Desert Storm. "The 45,000 body bags the Pentagon has sent to the region are all the evidence we need of the high price in lives and blood we will have to pay," said Kennedy. And when the war ended in a matter of days, as predicted, he never apologized to the President for his paranoid insinuations and over-the-top fear-mongering."

* Kennedy reaffirmed his position that with abortion, "we are dealing with a personal and private reproductive decision." He has said that he supported civil unions and equal rights for gays (Death To Marriage).

* Kennedy smeared President Bush and our troops on the US Senate floor:

* Kennedy described the Iraq war as a fraud “made up in Texas” as part of political strategy

* Kennedy smeared Judge Alito...Mrs. Alito in tears. “In suggesting that Samuel Alito had belonged to a racist conservative group, Massachusetts Democratic Senator Ted Kennedy relied heavily on an essay published by the organization that sounded like a bigoted rant. The essay, titled ‘In Defense of Elitism.....But the magazine’s editor at the time says the article was pure satire, a send-up of what liberals think conservatives think. He added quote, ‘I think left-wing groups have been feeding Senator Kennedy snippets and he has been mindlessly reciting them,”

* Sen. Edward Kennedy Smears the Nation
“On March 19, 2004, President Bush asked: ‘Who would prefer that Saddam’s torture chambers still be open?’ Shamefully, we now learn that Saddam’s torture chambers reopened under new management — U.S. management.” ........A speech on the Senate floor, May 10, 2004.

Ted Kennedy exemplified the worst of politics in the United States - a fraud, a thieving conniving pork barrel peddling image merchant who has supported murder and violence. A nasty piece of work if ever there was one.

I don't expect anyone to be perfect. I certainly am not. I realize the thing to do when a person dies is to say rest in peace or prayers for their family. I will not dance on his grave, but I am not going to do a 180 just becuase he passed away or had a horrible brain tumor. I will not be a phony and say I am sorry for his death, or that he will be missed. I will honor our real heroes that serve our country, and anyone else that loves our country and does not live a life of doing harm to it.


Perhaps a little poetic interlude...

Epitaph on the Politician Himself

Here richly, with ridiculous display,
The Politician’s corpse was laid away.
While all of his acquaintance sneered and slanged
I wept : for I had longed to see him hanged.

~~Hillarie Belloc


Posterity will ne’er survey
A nobler grave than this:
Here lie the bones of Ted Kennedy
Stop traveller, and piss.

Apologies to Lord Byron
by Tet 68

Posted by Wild Thing at August 26, 2009 03:55 AM


If I still supported Hollywierd in any form or shape, it might be time to Netflix again.

If you were planning a camping trip deep in the woods without tv access, this is the time to implement that plan.

Or stock up on the Pepto Bismal.

In God's hands now...I bet the Koppechne's are having quite the moment of refection right now.

Countdown till the Constitution benders propel his wife into his seat 3...2...1....

Posted by: Eden at August 26, 2009 06:27 AM

He's going to be honored in Massachusetts with the annual Kennedy Kiddies Kompetition.

Every kindgarten boy will get drunk and run the 100 metre dash with his pants around his ankles.

Posted by: Rhod at August 26, 2009 08:05 AM

He's getting his judgment now, after all these years. He should have been sent to prison for vehicular homicide! He waited until the next day to tell anyone. But because he was a Kennedy, he got off scot free. While I would never wish anyone to get brain cancer and die just because I don't like them personally, he still deserved to be put away back then. He never kept his nose clean. He did not lead an honorable life. I hope the state fills his seat with a republican!

Posted by: Lynn at August 26, 2009 08:06 AM

Every day we see another nail in the coffin of freedom. Perhaps today we can pull a nail out.

Posted by: Bob A at August 26, 2009 08:21 AM

One of the advantages of being an atheist is that I don't fear condemnation for my undisguised absolute glee at the death of this miserable P.O.S.

Thanks for the research, WT; I didn't know half the stuff you listed.

Posted by: Rick at August 26, 2009 09:03 AM

He also changed the immigration laws in 1966(?) to where only 10% of the immigrants would be required to have a decent work background, in other words, like the boat people from Cuba, were allowed.

The man will be praised, elevated to Liberal Sainthood before our very eyes. The man was a letch, a traitor to his own country, he always thought he was above the laws that he wrote.

He got special treatment for his first seat in the Senate, thanks to his two older brothers John and Robert, the seat was held for him until he reached the proper age. Then handed to him all because he was a Kennedy. BFD.

I plan to buy a bottle of Scotch for him, since that was how his father made his fortune, breaking America's laws, running Illegal Booze, especially Scotch, and pour it all over his grave...but first I will strain it through my kidneys.

Posted by: Mark at August 26, 2009 09:37 AM

Yes, the Kennedys as a whole seem to think the laws of God, man and physics do not apply to them. They are wrong.

Take your time, Mark; that's liable to be a long line...

Posted by: Rick at August 26, 2009 10:03 AM

Kennedy was a true piece of shit. Good riddence to bad trash. Now if only Carter and Byrd would follow in the next few days, it will be a truly great day for America.

As for me personally, I'm picking up a good bottle of Single Malt Scotch to celebrate his death.

Posted by: Eddie (Locked & Loaded) at August 26, 2009 10:05 AM

So many things to dislike the man for. Good list WT. Several of those I had forgotten or didn't know. Add to it support of illegal immigration and like Mark states, massive third world immigration which is challenging our traditions.

Kennedy used his family influence to avoid the Korean War. Then he stood in our military's way in every conflict.

Now he is probably finding out that the family name is no longer a key to power and favorable influence. He is on his own merits and that will be his problem.

Posted by: TomR at August 26, 2009 10:49 AM


Posted by: SEAN. at August 26, 2009 10:57 AM

"I will not dance on his grave"

Well, you are more restrained than I am. I am throwing a "Dead Kennedys" party this weekend!

Posted by: Curmudgeon at August 26, 2009 11:03 AM

Outstanding exposé, thank you Chrissie. I heard the news late last night and went to the cupboard and had a long pull on some good whiskey. He's like William O Douglas, another who did so much to destroy this nation. May he rest in hell. Even with the initial announcement of his departure the media was trying to deify him. I've spent the past week away from TV and Radio News, computers etc. Another week of bliss might be good.

Posted by: Jack at August 26, 2009 11:24 AM

My sister at Pixie Place has a pretty good send off for him. Go check it out. The words scum and maggot do appear.

Posted by: Glenn Cassel AMH1(AW) USN RET at August 26, 2009 12:53 PM

He actually personified Dean Wormer's description of going through life fat, drunk and stupid.

Posted by: Glenn Cassel AMH1(AW) USN RET at August 26, 2009 12:54 PM

What is the worst thing is watching people who know better say nice things about Ted Kennidy. Very few human beings can go through a life time and do no good. Ted Kennidy was one of them.

Posted by: Avitar at August 26, 2009 01:14 PM


Kennedy was a private, Hitler a corporal.

Posted by: Jack at August 26, 2009 01:26 PM

Bastard has no right to be buried in Arlington. I hope the Old Guard sets up a granite latrine for his headstone we'll have 24-Hour guard shifts to make sure it is used frequently.

Now to focus our attention on jimmah.

Posted by: JohnE PFC U.S. Army at August 26, 2009 05:49 PM

Buried at SEA and in his limo, again? John John won't be doing the fly by! Mary Jo is waiting for him. - Vodka and OJ 2009

Posted by: darthcrUSAderworldtour07 at August 26, 2009 07:30 PM