Ted Kennedy

Discussion in 'Current Events' started by moreluck, Aug 8, 2009.

  1. moreluck

    moreluck golden ticket member

    Getting the story straight before Washington D.C. canonizes him!!.........

    The Last of The Kennedy Dynasty

    As soon as his cancer was detected, I noticed the immediate attempt at the"canonization" of old Teddy Kennedy by the mainstream media. They are saying
    what a "great American" he is. I say, let's get a couple things clear & nottwist the facts to change the real history.

    1. He was caught cheating at Harvard when he attended it. He was expelled
    twice, once for cheating on a test, and once for paying a classmate to cheatfor him.

    2. While expelled, Kennedy enlisted in the Army, but mistakenly signed up for four years instead of two. Oops! The man can't count to four! His
    father, Joseph P. Kennedy, former U.S. Ambassador to England (a step up from bootlegging liquor into the US from Canada during prohibition), pulled the
    necessary strings to have his enlistment shortened to two years, and to ensure that he served in Europe, not Korea , where a war was raging. No preferential
    treatment for him! (like he charged that President Bush received).

    3. Kennedy was assigned to Paris , never advanced beyond the rank of Private, and returned to Harvard upon being discharged. Imagine a person of
    his "education" NEVER advancing past the rank of Private!

    4. While attending law school at the University of Virginia , he was citedfor reckless driving four times, including once when he was clocked driving 90
    miles per hour in a residential neighborhood with his headlights off after dark. Yet his Virginia driver's license was never revoked. Coincidentally,he passed the bar exam in 1959. Amazing!

    5. In 1964, he was seriously injured in a plane crash, and hospitalized for several months. Test results done by the hospital at the time he was admitted
    had shown he was legally intoxicated. The results of those tests remained a "state secret" until in the 1980's when the report was unsealed. Didn't hear
    about that from the unbiased media, did we?

    6. On July 19, 1969, Kennedy attended a party on Chappaquiddick Island in Massachusetts . At about 11:00 PM, he borrowed his chauffeur's keys to his
    Oldsmobile limousine, and offered to give a ride home to Mary Jo Kopechne, a campaign worker. Leaving the island via an unlit bridge with no guard rail,
    Kennedy steered the car off the bridge, flipped, and into Poucha Pond.

    7. He swam to shore and walked back to the party, passing several houses and a fire station. Two friends then returned with him to the scene of the
    accident. According to their later testimony, they told him what he already knew - that he was required by law to immediately report the accident to the
    authorities. Instead Kennedy made his way to his hotel, called his lawyer, and went to sleep. Kennedy called the police the next morning and by then the
    wreck had already been discovered. Before dying, Kopechne had scratched at the upholstered floor above her head in the upside-down car.
    The Kennedy family began "calling in favors", ensuring that any inquiry would be contained. Her corpse was whisked out-of-state to her family, before an
    autopsy could be conducted. Further details are uncertain, but after the accident Kennedy says he repeatedly dove under the water trying to rescue
    Kopechne and he didn't call police because he was in a state of shock. It is widely assumed Kennedy was drunk, and he held off calling police in hopes that
    his family could fix the problem overnight. Since the accident, Kennedy's "political enemies" have referred to him as the distinguished Senator from Chappaquiddick. He pled guilty to leaving the scene of an accident, and was given a SUSPENDED SENTENCE OF TWO MONTHS. Kopechne's family received a small payout from the Kennedy's insurance policy, and never sued. There was later an effort to have her body exhumed and autopsied, but her family successfully fought against this in court, and Kennedy's family paid their
    attorney's bills... a "token of friendship"?

    8. Kennedy has held his Senate seat for more than forty years, but considering his longevity, his accomplishments seem scant. He authored or
    argued for legislation that ensured a variety of civil rights, increased the minimum wage in 1981, made access to health care easier for the indigent, and
    funded Meals on Wheels for fixed-income seniors and is widely held as the "standard-bearer for liberalism". In his very first Senate roll, he was the floor manager for the bill that turned U.S. immigration policy upside down and
    opened the floodgate for immigrants from third world countries.

    9. Since that time, he has been the prime instigator and author of every expansion of an increase in immigration, up to and including the latest attempt to grant amnesty to illegal aliens. Not to mention the pious grilling
    he gave the last two Supreme Court nominees, as if he was the standard bearer for the nation in matters of "what's right". What a pompous jerk!

    10. He is known around Washington as a public drunk, loud, boisterous and very disrespectful to ladies. JERK is a better description than "great
    American". "A blonde in every pond" is his motto.

    Let's not allow the spin doctors make this jerk a hero -- how quickly the
    American public forgets what his real legacy is. Let's keep this going for
    truth, justice and the American way!
  2. Jones

    Jones fILE A GRIEVE! Staff Member

    Just to be Fair and Balanced:
  3. Jones

    Jones fILE A GRIEVE! Staff Member

    And just so ya know, I think both these chain letters are pretty equal on the BS scale.
  4. moreluck

    moreluck golden ticket member

    Yep, that was all made up and never happened.
  5. over9five

    over9five Senior Member Staff Member

    Did you know Ted Kennedy's bodyguard was once detained by Capitol Police for illegally carrying a machine gun in a Capitol building?

    The most anti-gun Senator in Washington doesn't want me or you to be able to carry a handgun, but his security has machine guns.

    The hypocrisy makes me sick.
  6. Jones

    Jones fILE A GRIEVE! Staff Member

    I can't imagine how you're able to carry on. It must take a lot of inner strength. :happy-very:
  7. moreluck

    moreluck golden ticket member

    We were all under the Kennedy Karma of Camelot back in the 60's, but that was because of John & Bobby. Ted did not measure up and even they weren't saintly either (remember Marilyn Monroe and all the gossip?)

    One of the Kennedy's, Eunice, did some good with the founding of the Special Olympics. She is currently critical in a hospital (88 yrs. old). she actually will leave a decent legacy by comparison.
  8. Baba gounj

    Baba gounj pensioner

    a foot note about the Chappaquiddick story; having been on those local roads many times why did he leave the cabin & travel down the wrong roads that night ? Of the two men who returned to the accident with him, neither could swim. And why did he make 17 phone calls from his hotel before calling the cops.

    Neither teddy nor Bush had stellar past histories , but Bush never let a girl drown .
  9. Monkey Butt

    Monkey Butt You can call me Chappy Staff Member

    But I hear he let a few down ... that's something Slick Willy never did!
  10. pickup

    pickup Well-Known Member

    The spin doctors have spoken ! Now I need to throw up
  11. diesel96

    diesel96 New Member

    Perhaps a more legimate panel to latch a "cannonize label" on Ted Kennedy would be his peers and district constituents who felt compelled to re-employ his services for decades, rather than and angry defeated lynch mob in the form of the right wing spin doctors.....
  12. Monkey Butt

    Monkey Butt You can call me Chappy Staff Member

    And displaced liberals living in Florida? :peaceful:
  13. tieguy

    tieguy Banned

    I would like to think you're right. Rich liberal elitist leaders like the Kennedys and Kerry being elected leads me to believe money buys votes in Ma.
  14. Baba gounj

    Baba gounj pensioner

    so true, tieguy. We also have Barney Frank. Classic Clowns that just keep on getting elected. Or maybe we know our streets will be safer if they aren't here.
  15. Baba gounj

    Baba gounj pensioner

    Lets also recall that because of a lax immigration that teddy helped pass, Bobby Kennedy's killer was allowed to enter the USA.
  16. wkmac

    wkmac Well-Known Member

    Let's see, Ted first was elected to the US Senate in 1964' meaning he wasn't sworn in till Jan. 65' and RFK was killed in June of 68'. Sirhan Sirhan was born in 1944' in Jerusalem and immigrated with his parents to America when he was 12 meaning about 1956/1957. I had no idea Ted Kennedy was that good with ex post facto law!

    OK, now that I've had some fun, I will pick on Sen. Kennedy for a bit. This is a case of unintended consequences and getting what you didn't want by monkeying with the law. In 2004' when Sen. Kerry was running for President and Mass. had a republican governor, their law allowed the governor to appoint a successor to fill an vacancy and it's fair to say the governor had Kerry won, he probably would have appointed a republican. In order to stop that, the state democrats moved and got the law changed that required a seat to be filled by election which is the right thing to do anyway. At least outside of rescinding the 17th amendment which is ever better.:wink2:

    Now the problem for Ted is there is a democrat governor and his mortality being obvious, his push under one set of circumstances has now come back to bite him. As the song sez, "you can't always get what you want!"

    Kennedy, looking ahead, urges that Senate seat be filled quickly

    Seeks law change for interim post
  17. Baba gounj

    Baba gounj pensioner

    Of course he will get what he wants, after all that Senate seat belongs to his family. His first pick to replace him is his current wife, Vickie.
    Logic states if he was so concerned about the up coming votes and his lack of ability to be there due to his illness, then he should resign now.
  18. over9five

    over9five Senior Member Staff Member

    Seems to me he should give his "5 months" notice. This would give Massachusetts voters time to get a good Republican in there. Something Kennedy seems to expect to happen...
  19. fact check

    fact check New Member

    Bush let an entire city drown.
  20. moreluck

    moreluck golden ticket member

    I think the governor & the mayor did that!!