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Ted Kennedy Dies Of Brain Cancer At Age 77

ABC and CBS are reporting Senator Edward Kennedy has died at age 77.

As was said at the time of his intial diagnosis, while we may not agree with his politics, his battle with cancer was one no one would have wanted to face. He answered the challenge and diligently served his country to the end, which in the end is probably the best epitaph you can write for any politician.


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I never agreed with his pol... (Below threshold)
John Irving:

I never agreed with his politics, and thought he was pretty scuzzy for leaving Mary Jo Kopechne, but Ted Kennedy was an American original. . . in way over his head, but made himself one of the true powers of the Senate.

Maybe he'll be at peace.

Just like when a good perso... (Below threshold)

Just like when a good person dies, an angel gets its wings, when a Kennedy dies, a devil gets its horns. What a drunken car accident and a helicopter crash couldn;t do, nature finally did. Special election coming in 140-165 days. Does the Mass. governor have the balls to void a law kennedy himself helped to enact in 2004 which prevents the governor from immediate filling a vacnat Senate seat? We will see

Why is it when pond scum di... (Below threshold)
Lisa:

Why is it when pond scum dies, everyone feels compelled to find at least one nice thing to say about him? Death does not somehow neutralize the evil that person produced in life.

Whether you thought he made... (Below threshold)
JustRuss:

Whether you thought he made criminal life choices or not. It does no good to spit on the mans grave. My condolences to his family but I'm not going to dwell on it except for the special election that is now going to happen; Maybe...

For me it's really hard to... (Below threshold)
jaiphx:

For me it's really hard to say something I don't mean. Kennedy was a vicious man when riled.

Id's say say hello to Mary ... (Below threshold)
SillyPuddy:

Id's say say hello to Mary Jo for me senator but this scumbag will not be going to the same place.

Good riddance!

I would only hope that now ... (Below threshold)
James Cloninger:

I would only hope that now that the Kennedy brothers have all gone into the great beyond, we can finally say goodbye to the whole "Camelot" and "America's Royal Family" nonsense.

Beyond that, I'll hold my tongue vis-a-vis this event. God knows, the left sure couldn't when Reagan died.

but Ted Kennedy was an A... (Below threshold)
James Cloninger:

but Ted Kennedy was an American original. . . in way over his head

Yeah, just like Mary Jo...in all metaphors.

And if the media goes on about "Camelot", I get to bring up the "Lady In The Lake".

Just the distraction Obama ... (Below threshold)
914:

Just the distraction Obama prayed for to jam thru some phony Teddy Kennedy health scare bill.

My condolences to Mary jo...Teddys not available to drive You home this morning.

I'd say Mary Jo finally has... (Below threshold)
Marc:

I'd say Mary Jo finally has the chance to kick Teddy's ass, but highly doubt they are in the same place.

I'd like to pour a bottle o... (Below threshold)
SShiell:

I'd like to pour a bottle of good wine over his grave.

I will drink it first!

Look yall despite what the ... (Below threshold)
Raven:

Look yall despite what the man did in his life time, he was still someone's father and husband. Someone loved this man and will miss him.

Try to remember that when you say hurtfull things that HIS family might read on here.

Try to remember that whe... (Below threshold)
James Cloninger:

Try to remember that when you say hurtfull things that HIS family might read on here.

1. I SERIOUSLY doubt the Kennedys are Wizbang readers.
2. No one gave a fig at Kos, HuffPo (which probably get far more traffic) about all the crap said when Reagan died.

Dead or alive, why would an... (Below threshold)
Lisa:

Dead or alive, why would anyone be nice to evil? Again, everyone wants to be "nice." Yes, he was a husband and father. So was Stalin, etc. Get the point? Hank Paulson, a traitor to this country, tried to "humanize" himself before Congress by talking about his grandchildren. Playing on that which is good in the moral people is something evil does every day.

Man, coming to this site is... (Below threshold)
Ryan:

Man, coming to this site is becoming more an more like turning over a rotted log and watching what scurries out.

You couldn't touch Sen. Teddy Kennedy in life, and you can't demean in death, either. He means more to this country than any of you scumbags ever will.

RIP

You couldn't touch Sen. ... (Below threshold)
James Cloninger:

You couldn't touch Sen. Teddy Kennedy in life

God, who'd want to?

He means more to this co... (Below threshold)
James Cloninger:

He means more to this country than any of you scumbags ever will.

Yeah, I want to be the guy remembered for:

1. Driving drunk off a bridge, killing his passenger.

2. Writing a letter to the USSR trying to disrail our defense.

3. Making sandwiches with Chris Dodd

4. Bring birth to the verb "bork"

5. "Obama Osama"

6. Living off the government teat for 50 YEARS!

What separates human beings... (Below threshold)
Ryan:

What separates human beings from you people is that I could not imagine myself, in any way, shape, or form saying these things at the death of another human being.

I truly, truly mean that.

I am a proud Democrat, and I hate you people and all that you stand for, but the reaper will come for all of us, and that is something that we all should appreciate.

To mock a man in death will surely come back to visit you.

What separates human bei... (Below threshold)
James Cloninger:

What separates human beings from you people is that I could not imagine myself, in any way, shape, or form saying these things at the death of another human being.

Really, now? Did you pontificate your wonderful wisdom when Reagan or Tony Snow died? Will you do the same when Bush or Cheney shuffle off the mortal coil?

Yeah, didn't think so.

I can certainly "imagine myself, in any way, shape, or form saying these things at the death of another human being" when it comes to likes of certain human beings...and so can you, I bet. I know I did when Saddam Hussein and Ted Bundy met their fates. Now, Kennedy doesn't rank THAT bad, but his policies have done much damage to this country, going back to his "Illegal Immigrant" policies in the 1960s.

So, you can get off your sanctimonious high-horse.

and I hate you people an... (Below threshold)
Lisa:

and I hate you people and all that you stand for
So it's OK to be hating me while I'm still breathing, but once I'm dead you'll be nicer to me. Cool beans, dude.

And the difference between ... (Below threshold)
JLawson:

And the difference between me and you Ryan, is that while you can write...

"I am a proud Democrat, and I hate you people and all that you stand for"

... I don't identify with one party to the extent that I hate people of the other party. Disagree? Certainly. But hate? No.

Is that what being a Democrat means for you, that it's okay to hate the opposition? It's not possible to simply disagree on policies and respect the other person as a person?

Man, what a sorry and shallow political outlook you've got.

As far as Kennedy goes - I'm sorry to hear he's died. He did what he thought was best for his country, and though I didn't agree, he pursued what he thought was best.

Like many Dems, he thought ... (Below threshold)
GianiD:

Like many Dems, he thought there were 2 sets of rules, one for him, one for everyone else.

I wonder if he'll pull the same crap he did when his Mom died, and claim he lived in FL so he avoids Mass taxes?

I now believe the world is a better place because he can do no more harm, is that a bad thing?

"...and I hate you peopl... (Below threshold)
Oyster:

"...and I hate you people and all that you stand for,..."

I don't even think Ted Kennedy would have said that.

Why is it when someone dies... (Below threshold)
mag:

Why is it when someone dies all of a sudden they are a "saint" of some sorts? This goes for any bad/evil person whether they are known or unknown.
Mr. Kennedy was not a good man in my book. Just his treatment of women alone condemned him. I will not praise him because he is dead, I feel no lost.
However, no matter what anyone says good,bad or indifferent he is totally in God's hands now.

To ted, You died. I can't ... (Below threshold)
IRQ Conflict:

To ted, You died. I can't say anything nice because I know of nothing. However a review of some of the highlights of his life may be in order.

http://wizbangblog.com/content/2005/04/23/ted-kennedys-fe.php

I've never posted here before so if the link doesn't work you can copy/paste from the url tag.

Re: "I am a proud Democrat,... (Below threshold)
Hank:

Re: "I am a proud Democrat, and I hate you people and all that you stand for'

This is the politics that Ted Kennedy brought us. This is his true legacy.

Still, may god have mercy on his soul. R.I.P.

Ryan,Is it hate or... (Below threshold)
DaveD:

Ryan,

Is it hate or very uncomfortable truth?

THere is just abotu noone i... (Below threshold)
Ryan:

THere is just abotu noone in the american political system I coudl be more diametrically opposed to than Ted Kennedy. I disliked his politics, his life choices, his choice of associates, his political tactics, his actions. . that being saiid, I'm not a democrat, so. . .

Rest in peace, Ted, and may you find some rest for a troubled life which was, frankly put, hell, from multiple assasinations to other factors. Perhaps with infinity to reflect, you will be able to see what you did to yourself.

(A note: There is another ... (Below threshold)
Ryan:

(A note: There is another Ryan here. Not me. I don't Lionize Kennedy)

John Kerry: "I'm The... (Below threshold)

John Kerry: "I'm The Senior Senator from Massachusetts,
The Senior Senator from Massachusetts,
The Senior Senator from Massachusetts,
The jun- ah-Senior Senator from Massachusetts."

The political blight that h... (Below threshold)
Gmac:

The political blight that he was is now gone from the scene and good riddance.
I never liked the rotten SOB and I'll be damned if I say anything polite about the runt of the Kennedy litter.

You couldn't touch... (Below threshold)
Paul:
You couldn't touch Sen. Teddy Kennedy in life, and you can't demean in death, either.

No, we can't demean him in death... he did that for himself.

Have you noticed most of the "haters" are simply recounting his life's accomplishments? That's demeaning enough.

Oh, we must produce gallons... (Below threshold)
hermie:

Oh, we must produce gallons of tears for a man who was one of the greatest hypocrite and power-hungry political elitist in our nation's history.

A man who used his brothers' assasinations as a PR/political campaign tool.

A college cheat who felt no remorse, and instead had a 'so what?' attitude about it.

A man who left a young woman to die alone, when he had the ability to do something to save her, but went into political cover-up mode. His family's power and wealth ensured he would never face charges; and continued to use his influence to ensure that his extended family never had to face consequences for their various reckless and criminal acts.

A man who when he attempted to run against Jimmy Carter and was asked a softball question by a friendly journalist "Why do you want to be President?" ..and he couldn't come up with an answer.

A 'champion' of women, while cheating on his wives and defending his nephew against a rape charge, by placing the victim on trial.

An alcoholic, way overweight man, who got the platinum-plated medical attention that he and Obama would deny average 77 year-olds; preferring them to take a pain pill, or seek end-of-life counselling.

About time and good riddenc... (Below threshold)
Michael:

About time and good riddence...Mary Jo can rest in peace.

If I can't say something ni... (Below threshold)
bobdog:

If I can't say something nice about somebody, I won't say anything at all.

...

If there ever was a poster ... (Below threshold)
John:

If there ever was a poster child for term limits.

Seriously folks, who cares?... (Below threshold)
Rick13:

Seriously folks, who cares? Everything written about his life in congress is an example of why we need terms limits. He was a disgrace to his family and to the Republic.

For all the outraged libs o... (Below threshold)
jim m:

For all the outraged libs on the board I remember when Reagan was shot and the unbridled joy when it happened and the disappointment when he survived.

Ted Kennedy had a career of political divisiveness and the result is the rancor that is on this board.

No Child Left Behind was Kennedy's brain child and Bush supported it when he was first elected as an attempt to reach across he aisles. When it was passed and the unions didn't like the results the Dems, whose bill it was in the first place, disavowed it and blamed it on the GOP. Cowards!

I just listened to ABC's segment on Kennedy. I especially liked the part where they said hat he couldn't win the Dem nomination over Carter because he was dogged by an 11 year old scandal. I guess that's what murder is when your Kennedy.

I felt sympathy for him when he was diagnosed. Brain cancer is an awful way to go. Yet while I had sympathy for the man I have nothing but revulsion for his legacy. The rules don't apply to the Kennedys. They can break the law, they can treat with our enemies, they can grow richer off of the public largess.

To clueless Ryan,... (Below threshold)
914:

To clueless Ryan,

"To mock a Man in death
will surely come back to visit You
."

Oh shit, You mean this creep is coming back? Do You think He is a deity or something? I would think it worse to kill an innocent like Mary jo or to sanction the murder of the unborn than to recount the Mans accomplishments which is to say "zilch to the good."

"I am a proud demoncrat and I hate You People and all that You stand for
."

Proud of what? I stand for the unborn that never had the chance to waste talent and God given time on themselve like Druncle Teddy. The whole dem party today is about hate and it is sure nice to hear one of You admit it.

For all the outraged libs o... (Below threshold)
jim m:

For all the outraged libs on the board just remember your sanctimony when Cheney or Bush pass. We'll expect nothing but praise and condolences from you.

Otherwise you'll simply prove yourselves to be the empty hypocrites that we already know you are.

jim mLike the respec... (Below threshold)
Greg:

jim m
Like the respect they showed Tony Snow?

You think the Michael Jacko... (Below threshold)
914:

You think the Michael Jacko slug orgy was drawn out, there will be bowel movements in Congress to honor the dishonorable and a holiday created as well. He ultimately passed from brain cancer but was mentally ill His whole life.

I see that the Dems care so... (Below threshold)
jim m:

I see that the Dems care so much for him that they aren't above exploiting his death for political ends: The Tedd Kennedy Memorial Heath Care Bill.

Of course in Alinski land, not exploiting his death as a means to force bad legislation through would be considered immoral. Such is the upside down world of the liberal.

It can't be said enough - l... (Below threshold)
Michael:

It can't be said enough - liberalism is a mental disease.

Ryan (the lefty one),... (Below threshold)
Sheik Yur Bouty:

Ryan (the lefty one),

I just looked at the thread where Tony Snow's death was announced and didn't see a single comment from you about it.

Here it is.

Were you sick that day?

Irony from heaven<br... (Below threshold)
billburz:

Irony from heaven
August 26, 2009 - 09:24 ET by billburz
Firstly, I am sure that God has Ted Kennedy with him. Except for a few very serious screwups, he led a good life and was mostly a principled man.

I am struck however by the fact that his critical vote for, and his action on behalf of, Health Reform (Obamacide) was taken away from him before he could see a positive result.

If you believe that Kennedy is with God, as I do, then you could also postulate that God perhaps did not like the direction that Obamacide was taking.

That is the ultimate Irony.

Nonetheless RIP Ted kennedy

As for Kennedy's death, it ... (Below threshold)
Sheik Yur Bouty:

As for Kennedy's death, it would appear that the only way to get/keep a Kennedy out of office is death.

And since that's the nicest thing I have to say about his passing, that's all I'm going to say.

"Were You sick that day<... (Below threshold)
914:

"Were You sick that day?

"Hes sick everyday. That being said, You'll note the negative vote on just about every comment? I suspect thats Ryan the noble, defender of all.

Principled? well yeah, othe... (Below threshold)
GianiD:

Principled? well yeah, other than murder, infidelity, lying, addiction, tax evasion, character assassination, serial exaggeration, etc

AN unborn child full of pot... (Below threshold)
hcddbz:

AN unborn child full of potential is brutally ripped apart in the womb.
A young women dies in cold black water alone and forgotten.
A nation fighting to stay alive two years after everyone thought they would fall loses the fight when a bill to renew funding is killed. Men women and children desiring freedom are brutally killed by a machine gun fire.
An old man dies with friends and family around him and a Nation will pay tribute to him.
I think I will remember those who died alone, directly or indirectly through this man's actions.
I hope that they will RIP.

It never ceases to amaze me... (Below threshold)
tmadcall:

It never ceases to amaze me that this man after killing a girl then trying to cover his tracks could be reelected by the commonwealth of Massachusetts.
But, considering they changed and re-changed the succession law to reappoint the successor to this liberal lion. Ted is Massachusetts and they all should be proud of reelecting this stain on America.

I have been alive when John... (Below threshold)
WildWillie:

I have been alive when John Kennedy was assasinated and the press protected him by not reporting his extra curricular activities. When Robert Kennedy ran for Sen. in a state he really did not reside in. I lived through Teddy Kennedy's special treatment for vehicular homicide. I lived through Smith/Kennedy going through a rape trial and Teddy showing support for the rapist. The sex parties in Palm Beach. Driving his first wife Joan to drinking. His sexual drunken escapades with Dodd all of which any republican would never pass scrutiny for this behavior. I lived through his vile and sometimes incoherrant ramblings against judges and presidents. I saw Teddy Kennedy us Naval ships to search for John JR's crashed plane. All of the above are examples of the privilieged disgraceful behavior of a family in constant crisis with the enabling of a willing press and senate. Now I am to morn this man for the above behavior? I simply cannot. His life speaks for itself. I need not add anything. ww

Just back from a visit at D... (Below threshold)
Victory is Ours:

Just back from a visit at DailyKos - whoo yah those nutroot dimmie bastards are blasting Republicans in their lionizing of Kennedy.

Scumballs all -.dailykos.com/ right there on the front page:

My first engagement in the political process was passing out literature door to door in President Kennedy's 1960 campaign, and I count myself among those who were forever inspired by the Kennedys. I became totally enamored of Ted Kennedy after having observed him in person at Liberty Baptist College (Now Liberty University) in 1983. His incredible civility and relentless persuasion amidst a Lynchburg audience prone to neither was an awesome sight to behold. ---Rontun - How ironic is it that one of the most privileged of them all felt so clearly and worked so clearly for us all. Truly, he believed and lived that to those to whom much is given, much IS expected. ---Skywaker9 - I loved him more than any other public figure. He was a very great man! I met him one time at a refugee rights meeting in D.C., about 25 years ago, and he was incredibly gracious and sweet and kind to me. He really cared. ---Timaeus - Rest in Peace...and make heaven more progressive! ---Jigman - I feel as if I lost a favorite uncle. ---Harlock415 - In light of the passing of the Liberal Lion of the Senate, we must remember the stands he took against: he voted against the Iraq war when he was a member of a minority voicing their opinions in the face of a society paralyzed by fear, and thus barely able to voice disapproval due to intense condemnation. And for that, as well as a career marked by independent progressive viewpoints and votes, we must mourn Teddy as nothing less than a fallen member of the progressive community. ---zachjones4 - As a Massachusettsian the thing I have always been proudest of is having Teddy as my senator. Few progressive liberals get to even tolerate their senator, nevermind loving him/her. ---Birdy Joe Hoaks - My political awareness began with admiration for and belief in all that Sen. Edward Kennedy stood for. Over the years since, I have trusted his leadership on numerous issues with much affection for the man. My first monetary contribution to a political candidate was to his presidential campaign in 1980, even though I was unqualified to vote for him at the time. His passing brings great sadness and deep regret that we won't see the like of Edward Kennedy anytime soon. I shall miss him greatly. ---Vinasai - [I]t wasn't until our move to Massachusetts in 1994 that I truly began to understand how fortunate I was to have Ted Kennedy as my senator. And how fortunate ordinary Americans were to have him fighting for them. How sad that he could not have lived to see health reform passed. Perhaps his death will serve as the impetus to get meaningful reform through---in his memory, as his legacy. Dear god, he will be missed. ---mofembot - Ted was my Senator for about 20 years. I shall miss him very much. I have fond memories of voting one booth away from him in Barnstable many times. Him driving by my house or me past his with a nod between us. And a nice card he sent me after I wrote him a letter when John JR. died. Rest in Peace dear Senator. ---Shanti2

Vic

Mourn the passing of someon... (Below threshold)
OLDPUPPYMAX:

Mourn the passing of someone who dedicated his life to the destruction of my nation and the trampling of my rights and liberty...not hardly.

Ted was a dumptruck.. but i... (Below threshold)
Ran:

Ted was a dumptruck.. but it's not over yet.. look for "Drunken Patrick" to run for Senate.. the stink will continue.

Unfortunate enough to have ... (Below threshold)

Unfortunate enough to have had him as one my senators for more than 2 decades. The only memory he leaves are all the times the news (and Rush Limbaugh) showed him speaking at events or in the Senate slurring and yelling incoherent who-knows-what. Not much of a legacy.

Muhumma rumamma bagash-rumbahumma!

He sure believed in what he was saying, though. Can't never take that away from him.

"It never ceases to amaze m... (Below threshold)
jim m:

"It never ceases to amaze me that this man after killing a girl then trying to cover his tracks could be reelected by the commonwealth of Massachusetts."

Come on. How surprising is that when they re-elect a man to congress who ran a gay prostitution ring out of his DC apartment?

It's sad...so sad. Ted Kenn... (Below threshold)
Eneils Bailey:

It's sad...so sad. Ted Kennedy was scheduled to take Obama on a tour of Martha's Vineyard and the surrounding area today.
Obama was to be there and the tour was due to start at 10AM from the Kennedy family compound. That would give sufficient time for the drug dealers and liquor delivery personnel to clear their vehicles from the the driveway at the compound after their daily deliveries.
Teddy was to get the Oldsmobile out of the garage, roll back the top, and start the tour at the family compound.The tour would have probably ended down at the bridge on Dike Road over on Chappaquiddick Island. YEE HAW...Buckle Up...now...Take a Deep Breath....
Never had any use for this individual over the last forty years or so. He got to walk around, consuming precious Oxygen that could have been used for better purposes...say...like burning a big pile of trash.

Okay, mourning's over. Whi... (Below threshold)
GarandFan:

Okay, mourning's over. Which Kennedy family member will be elevated to the ancestral Senate seat?

It's good to see that at le... (Below threshold)
Conservachef:

It's good to see that at least the posters here are classy, even if some of the commenters are a bit more critical in their analysis.

I would ask that everyone with the "good riddance!" mindset step outside the world of politics, and remember that this man had a family. Regardless of politics, there is a hole in that family where he once was, and that loss is a painful thing for a family to endure. They can now look forward to a Thanskgiving and Christmas without their husband/father/grandfather. Who here hasn't lost someone, and felt the sharp pain of that loss during the holidays? Not only that, but cancer is an ugly thing, which kills indiscriminately and with no regard for politics or personal worth.

My prayers and sympathy go out to the Kennedy family during this loss.

Conservachef,Hitle... (Below threshold)
Sheik Yur Bouty:

Conservachef,

Hitler had a family. So did Stalin. So did Pol Pot. I'm sure Che Guevara and Sadaam Husein had families as well.

You get the idea.

I only hope someone Mr. Ken... (Below threshold)

I only hope someone Mr. Kennedy cared about was with him when he died.

RYAN #18:Look to t... (Below threshold)
Jeff Blogworthy:

RYAN #18:

Look to thine own house hypocrite.

Daily Kos: Ronald Reagan Is Dead

"Reagan after all was a mass-murderer.
Don't be afraid to say the truth."

"...had an administration full of people who did their best to make sure that as many people died of AIDS as possible."

yada yada

Sheik, (60)You're ... (Below threshold)
Conservachef:

Sheik, (60)

You're right. He should burn in hell! Death is too good for him! Raaaa!

Seriously though, my smart-mouth comment aside, are you equating Ted Kennedy with Hitler? Pol Pot? I always thought the lefties were the crazy ones for their "Bush=Hitler" slogans.

Or are you saying that, since Kennedy was a "bad guy" (similar to Hitler and Stalin), we shouldn't care one bit about the pain his family is going through?

It would be hypocritical of... (Below threshold)
bobdog:

It would be hypocritical of me to praise Kennedy when I despised almost everything he represented during his wicked life. I don't wish ill to his family, but I had no use for the man. It's a mistake to conflate political longevity and real accomplishments.

"The thing I find hardest t... (Below threshold)
jim m:

"The thing I find hardest to tolerate is hypocrisy, especially when it takes the form of a sentimental regard for the dead just because they *are* dead. To hear some people talk, you'd think dying was limited to the chosen few. " Howarth from "To Serve Them All My Days"

Conservachef,Actua... (Below threshold)
Sheik Yur Bouty:

Conservachef,

Actually, neither. It was just an analogy. Or as Rush would say "illustrating absurdity by being absurd".

My complaint is with the "remember that this man had a family" argument for only saying nice things about him.

So, now that he's dead, SUDDENLY his family is going to start reading what everyone is saying about their dearly departed...and they are only going to read what has been written about him SINCE his death and nothing before that.

"Remember that this man had a family" sounds nice and all, but is actually kind of meaningless. He had a family yesterday too. By that same logic, we should never say anything critical about anyone ever if they have/had a family.

-syb

Sheik, (68)I don't... (Below threshold)
Conservachef:

Sheik, (68)

I don't mean to say that we shouldn't be critical of a person's stands on topics. If I gave that impression, I was at fault. If I gave the impression that we should only say nice things about the departed, I was at fault- I merely wanted to show sympathy to a family who has lost a loved one to cancer.

What I am speaking against is this "good riddance to bad trash" attitude upon his death. He absolutely had opinions that were completely opposite of mine on many things, but that doesn't mean I will stand and cheer his death.

As Jeff Blogworthy (#64) pointed out, there are plenty of those attitudes on the left. The "they did it first/they were doing it too" argument didn't get me out of trouble in first grade, and I don't think it is fitting in this situation either.

Conservachef,Under... (Below threshold)
Sheik Yur Bouty:

Conservachef,

Understood.

-syb

Conservachef, #60: hear, he... (Below threshold)
hyperbolist:

Conservachef, #60: hear, hear.

Sheik Yer Bouty, #61: Just an analogy? So Ted Kennedy is analogous to Hitler, Stalin, and Pol Pot?

Fuck man, even Ché Guevara--a terrorist and a murderer--doesn't belong in the same group as those fiends.

I'm impressed that so many people here are able to simultaneously type and piss on a grave. And as for people at the Democratic Underground and DKos having given Tony Snow and Ronald Reagan the same treatment: thank you for proving that you are not, in any way, better than those assholes. You cackling ghouls are lucky that heaven and hell are fictions.

hyperBS, clearly still unab... (Below threshold)
Sheik Yur Bouty:

hyperBS, clearly still unable comprehend beyond 2nd grade level, appears not to have understood my post #68...

"When the righteous prosper, the city rejoices; when the wicked perish, there are shouts of joy." Pr 11:10

As for heaven and hell being fictions, YOU sure better hope YOU are right...

"No more political dynastys... (Below threshold)
914 Mary jo We love You:

"No more political dynastys please!"" They belong in Great Britain, not here. And all the dupes that fall for their fairytale B.S. belong there as well.

"I only hope someone Mr. Kennedy cared about was with Him when He died?"


They were..

He, Himself and Teddy K

Just goes to show ya, Hypo ... (Below threshold)
Ran:

Just goes to show ya, Hypo is a bigger man then us "believers". Wish ya luck with that Hypo.. Been around a lotta dieing folks.. the word "God" always seemed to come into play..hmmm Wasn't Teddy Catholic?..

"I'm impressed that so many... (Below threshold)
GarandFan:

"I'm impressed that so many people here are able to simultaneously type and piss on a grave."

When the shoe fits, wear it. Just consider it "balance" to all the bull shit Chris Matthews, Pelois, et al are spewing right now.

I do not gloat over Kennedy... (Below threshold)
jim m:

I do not gloat over Kennedy's death, not like the liberals did over Reagan and Snow and not like they will over Cheney and Bush and Palin etc.

And you won't find conservative "pissing" on his grave. Acts of petty vandalism are the provenance of the liberal and will remain so.

No. But I do take grim satisfaction that the power and influence and corruption have perished with the man.

Ted Kennedy Dead at 77, Mar... (Below threshold)
Aaron:

Ted Kennedy Dead at 77, Mary Jo Kapechne still dead at 29.

Need anything more be said?

"Need anything more be s... (Below threshold)
914 Mary jo We love You:

"Need anything more be said?"

Yes, dont rain on our parade.

"So many of You can type... (Below threshold)
bootlegging made easy:

"So many of You can type and simultaneously piss on a grave."

They already buried Him?

"You cackling ghouls are lucky that heaven and hell are fictions."

If they are? Than it makes no difference how I treat others You misguided dolt.

On the bright side..Teddys internal organs are already pickled so no mortician is needed.

"You cackling ghouls are lu... (Below threshold)
jim m:

"You cackling ghouls are lucky that heaven and hell are fictions."

It's funny how liberals so quickly deny the only sustainable foundation for ethics and morality and then complain when others violate their sense of ethics and morality.

Hyper in his "faux" outrage... (Below threshold)
WildWillie:

Hyper in his "faux" outrage. The left owns callous behavior lock,stock and barrel. ww

If the comments here are in... (Below threshold)
Bruce Henry:

If the comments here are indicative of your "only sustainable foundation", I prefer to build on my own.

I'm not a believer any more, though I grew up in the mainstream Church. The Jesus I was taught about was all about forgivenes and mercy, love and redemption. I guess in the First Church of Sanctimonious Snakehandling, it's all about judgement and hellfire, shame and damnation. Sucks to be you guys. Enjoy your hatred.

"I guess in the First Churc... (Below threshold)
GarandFan:

"I guess in the First Church of Sanctimonious Snake handling, it's all about judgment and hellfire, shame and damnation. Sucks to be you guys. Enjoy your hatred."

I'm glad you clarified that Bruce. For a moment I thought you were talking of "The Church of The Reverend Wright".

Sucks to be a hypocrite, doesn't it?

Weird Willie:Congr... (Below threshold)
Bruce Henry:

Weird Willie:

Congratulations on learning what "faux" means. (It's French, and it's pronounced "foe").

Now work on those "unnecessary" "quotation" "marks."

Ryan Comment #15. Please do... (Below threshold)
Madalyn:

Ryan Comment #15. Please don't tell me you idolized that man. Yes, he was a husband and father, but he also was a killer. Do you happen to remember that? Just because he died does not mean we have to put aside our feelings on a man who was more interested in himself and his position, and could care less about human life. I cannot in good conscience feel sorry that he died. I may go to hell for this, but at least I am honest, unlike the "Sot of the Senate".
Just my opinion
Madalyn

Whats the mainstream church... (Below threshold)
914:

Whats the mainstream church Bruce? The church of scientology?

I feel great to be Me Bruce. Thanks for asking though.

If the comments here are indicative of your " only sustainable foundation", I prefer to build my own."

This isnt sunday worship service.

Posted by William F. Buc... (Below threshold)
James Cloninger:

Posted by William F. Buckley Jr.

Hey, Bill?

Your son turned out to be a dumb-arse.

I'm disappointed in you.

J.

It's funny how liberals ... (Below threshold)
James Cloninger:

It's funny how liberals so quickly deny the only sustainable foundation for ethics and morality and then complain when others violate their sense of ethics and morality.

Must be that nuance they always bleat about.

RE # 88:Who's Bill... (Below threshold)
Bruce Henry:

RE # 88:

Who's Bill?

I don't get it.

I don't get it.... (Below threshold)
James Cloninger:

I don't get it.

Colour me shocked.

/sarc.

James: colour me shocked th... (Below threshold)
hyperbolist:

James: colour me shocked that you would call anyone a dumb-arse for acknowledging that movement conservativism is groupthink idiocy at its very worst. Even if that person happens to be incredibly witty and well-educated, as anyone who is remotely familiar with his work would have to concede.

But no, Michelle Malkin told you he's The Enemy so you smear him with the same brush with which you would smear anyone to the left of Sean Hannity.

Choose wisely, James: the blue stupid pills stain your teeth and the red ones make you gay.

Hyper color me shocked that... (Below threshold)
Oyster:

Hyper color me shocked that you're here only to pass judgment when opinions are what this is all about - yours included.

James,Now I know w... (Below threshold)
Sheik Yur Bouty:

James,

Now I know why Hyper's teeth are purple...

HyperBS,No one has... (Below threshold)
Sheik Yur Bouty:

HyperBS,

No one has ever told me what to think. I must have missed that day at conservative indoctrination school.

I do take comfort in that as long as I disagree with fools like you, I can't be far off of the correct path...

You are very much like the canary in the coal mine of political ideology. It's your only useful purpose here.

Chapaquedic Ted looks like ... (Below threshold)
Flu-Bird:

Chapaquedic Ted looks like he wont be walking through the pearly gates he will be going to a place where he can swim in a pool for of flames with plenty of supporters and voters

And Sheik, I'm glad that yo... (Below threshold)
hyperbolist:

And Sheik, I'm glad that you get to participate in these digital circle jerks to keep you sane until the Republicans win back the House in 2048.

I have to admit, though, that the purple teeth remark was a pretty clever repartée.

Hey Flu-Bird, you ever consider running for office in Alaska?

hype - "Choose wisely, ... (Below threshold)
Marc:

hype - "Choose wisely, James: the blue stupid pills stain your teeth and the red ones make you gay."

And the orange capsules make you Canadian.

bye bye killer scum liberal... (Below threshold)
peeonhisgrave:

bye bye killer scum liberal. rot in hell.

James: colour me shocked... (Below threshold)
James Cloninger:

James: colour me shocked that you would call anyone a dumb-arse for acknowledging that movement conservativism is groupthink idiocy at its very worst.

Okay, hyper...you are a dumb-arse.

Which colour shall you be?

This is terrible. How can w... (Below threshold)

This is terrible. How can we say that she died for a good cause???? Did I miss something? She was probably rapped and then left to drown and die. The Kennedys are notorious for coming such crimes. Hate to say it, but it's true.

it just goes to show that w... (Below threshold)
kris:

it just goes to show that when you're part of a bloodline who does so much wrong you end up paying for being a dumb a**

we need to stop giving this man so much attention. hes dead (good ridence) so why dont we all just forget about someone who wasn't even worth knowing in the first place. rot in hell ted.




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