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Old 08-26-2009, 01:47 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Unhappy Rest in Peace Ted Kennedy

At 77 years old and after 40+ years in the Senate, Ted Kennedy lost the fight to brain cancer tonight. Regardless of whether you agree with his politics, I think his example of service to the people and our country was something everyone can admire.
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A sad day.

On a brighter note, nobody's talking about Jacko anymore. Ted's actually worth the attention.
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Services will be held at 2 am in his car, in the waters off of Chappaquiddick.
 
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He killed a girl, and instead of, y'know, calling the police (Or SAVING her,most authorities believe she was alive in the car for at least another hour after the crash), went back to his hotel room, lied that he was woken up by a party, and acted like nothing happened. And then he never faced any repercussions because of his last name.

He was a scumbag. I have a hard time believing anyone capable of that has the best interest of anyone besides themselves in mind.
 
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And I'm sure literally ones of people care what you believe.
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In all fairness If u really put Ted Kennedy and George Bush side by side in fact they would both be of the same powerful corporate greed just on different sides of the fence.
Except Kennedy was smart, only responsible for one death, never started a war, was never the proponent of tax cuts for the rich, never cut welfare programs for the poor to offset tax cuts for the rich, never spread lies about his running opponents, didn't think homosexuality was a sin, never spit in the founding fathers' faces by governing with the bible, thought government existed to protect the rights of those who didn't have mounains of money to protect their own rights, thought health insurance companies profiting off of misery were part of the problem, never revealed any CIA agents identities, never authorized torture, never entertained the idea of hiring mercenaries for assassination, actually championed civil rights instead of just talking about championing civil rights, and worked WITH the other party.

But aside from that, yeah, practically twins.
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Yea George was lazy He certainly didnt put in a full days work
I'm not so sure about that, it takes a LOT of work to scare the U.S. public into letting you invade the wrong country to impress your daddy.
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you know, he should've received punishment for that crime. but it's not like he did something in cold blood. i'm sure he felt terrible about it his entire life. i don't see bush or cheney feeling terrible about indirectly murdering over 100k iraqi civilians. since we're all about making comparisons.
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i don't see bush or cheney feeling terrible about indirectly murdering over 100k iraqi civilians. since we're all about making comparisons.
I don't think Cheney feels.
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Well, you don`t have your facts even correct.....he did`nt go back to his hotel room, he walked back to the party to get help. He repeatedly dove back down to the car to try to get her out and he did go to the police in the morning and no, he did`nt act like nothing happened, he was sobbing almost uncontrollably.

I am not saying that he did`nt make a terrible mistake that night, but I am saying that your partisan hatred and brainwashing is not even close to being accurate of the facts. You might want to learn some history before making these kinds of statements.
Yes, he went back to the party to get help. He told the two guys he got not to tell anyone, and told them not to report it to the police, implying that he would. He didn't. The police diver testified that had the police been notified immediately after the accident, he most likely would have been able to save Kopechne, instead of dragging up her lifeless body the next day. He, by his own testimony then swam back to his hotel, told the hotel manager he was woken by a noisy party, and by 7:30 was heard talking 'casually' to the winner of some sailing race. The two men he asked for help confronted him in the morning asking why he didn't report it, he said he 'felt' they'd find her alive. (By magic, one can assume.) He still didn't report it. The car, and body, was discovered by fishermen. You say it was never proven that he was drunk; god, I HOPE he was. This line of thinking while dead sober is nothing short of monstrous.
Now, I'm sure he was crying, given that he snuck two drunk guys out of a party as his 'rescue team', told them not to tell anyone else at the party or report it, and then did his best to make it look like nothing happened, who do you think he was crying for: her, or himself?

He didn't make a mistake. Driving distracted is a mistake. This was homicide, and he got away with it because his last name is Kennedy. This isn't partisan brainwashing, all this comes from the testimony of Kennedy and the people directly involved. It might be partisan brainwashing that makes you think that going far out of your way to avoid reporting it to the police and acting like nothing happened was a mistake, but it might just be insanity. Hard to tell.
 
 

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