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Senator Ted Kennedy, dead at 77. RIP, Senator, and unlike at the other place, no need to say let’s be civil.

by Bob in Breckenridge ( 17 Comments › )
Filed under Politics at August 25th, 2009 - 10:58 pm

Sen. Edward M. Kennedy died late Tuesday night at home in Hyannis Port, Mass., the Kennedy family said in a statement. Kennnedy, 77, “liberal lion of the Senate,” had fought a public battle with cancer. “He always believed that our best days were still ahead, but it’s hard to imagine any of them without him,” the family said.


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17 Responses to “Senator Ted Kennedy, dead at 77. RIP, Senator, and unlike at the other place, no need to say let’s be civil.”
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  1. davehm
    1 | August 25, 2009 11:06 pm

    Amazing how so many Kennedy males die so young yet this guy out did them all.

  2. davehm
    2 | August 25, 2009 11:08 pm

    off to’s late

  3. Macker
    3 | August 25, 2009 11:18 pm

    re: #1 by davehm

    Amazing how so many Kennedy males die so young yet this guy out did them all.

    I think it’s because after JFK and RFK were taken, GOD Stepped in and altered the bargain Stan had with Joe Sr. (you know, the one where one of his sons would become President of the United States, but they would all die horrible deaths):
    “You can’t have Ted until he dies of natural causes, at a place and time of MY choosing!”

  4. Bordm
    4 | August 25, 2009 11:36 pm

    re: #3 by Macker

    There also was Joe Jr., who died during WWII while flying an experimental radio controlled bomber loaded with explosives. Basically it was a test of the concept of using an airplane as a bomb to be flown into the target via radio control. Think early version of a cruise missile. IIRC he was piloting the plane and was supposed to throw a switch to engage the radio control mechanism before bailing out. The plane exploded in mid-flight shortly after he radioed that he was turning the bomber over to the control ship. They never discovered what went wrong. Joe Jr. was the one Joe Sr. had been grooming for the presidency

  5. African Moondog
    5 | August 26, 2009 12:02 am

    One cannot deny that this is the end of one of the most significant political post WW2 eras. JFK, RFK, LBJ, Richard Nixon, Hubert Humphrey, Gerald Ford, Ronald Reagan, Nelson Rockefeller and the others. . With the death of Teddy Kennedy one gets the impression that that era is finally over and the passing of an epoch makes me a little sad.

  6. no2liberals
    6 | August 26, 2009 2:39 am

    I didn’t realize there was a thread on this before posting below.
    No need to let it go to waste.

    On second thought(I won’t say anything about him), since Mary Jo Kopechne isn’t here to comment on Ted’s departure, my tribute to Kennedy, with a little help from some friends.

    Musical tribute.

    A tribute montage.
    Now for a week or more of wailing from the LSM and Marx’s Vineyard.

  7. 7 | August 26, 2009 3:03 am

    Gee, maybe now they can unseal the findings of the coroners inquest concerning Mary Jo

  8. vagabond trader
    8 | August 26, 2009 3:30 am

    Wonder if MA will be rushing through changing the rules of succession to accomodate Teds “legacy.”

  9. 9 | August 26, 2009 3:32 am


    Too late. Countdown to election.

  10. vagabond trader
    10 | August 26, 2009 4:07 am

    re: #9 by BenZacharia

    Good.This could be interesting as the libturds scramble to pass HR 3200 in honor of TK. I’m hoping for an epic fail leading to a major re shuffling in 2010.

  11. Speranza
    11 | August 26, 2009 5:47 am

    Like Robert Novak, I am sorry he died and died of brain cancer. that’s the best I can say for now.

  12. 12 | August 26, 2009 8:43 am

    Good riddance to bad rubbish. “Teddy” was truly an evil man. Every American who values his life, liberty and property should revile the memory of this loathsome degenerate.

  13. 13 | August 26, 2009 8:59 am

    For the sake of his family, I am sorry to hear of Senator Kennedy’s death. It doesn’t change the facts of his actions.

  14. 88Cid
    14 | August 26, 2009 9:28 am

    “I have never killed a man, but I have read many obituaries with great
    - Clarence Darrow

  15. 15 | August 26, 2009 9:30 am

    My only moment of sadness with Kennedy’s passing is that I am not assured of his final resting place.

    Only God knows the heart, that is certain…. but we identify the tree based on its fruit.

  16. 16 | August 26, 2009 3:51 pm

    The good news is that Teddy is dead and won’t be around to watch America when it finally goes over the very precipice that he spent his entire life pushing her toward.

  17. The Watcher
    17 | August 26, 2009 6:19 pm

    My eulogy for Teddy:

    May he now reap the harvest from the seeds he planted during his lifetime.

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