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Senator Ted Kennedy has died of Brain cancer at age 77

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posted on Aug, 26 2009 @ 09:18 AM
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No doubt my friend started the thread to "flame" the death. It appears so to me...now he's off and starting other HATE TED threads.....he's entitled.




posted on Aug, 26 2009 @ 09:19 AM
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Originally posted by dgtempe
reply to post by MadDogtheHunter
 


I SUGGEST THEN THAT A THREAD LIKE THIS SHOULD NOT BE STARTED AT ALL.

His life was filled with glory and MISERY, TRAGEDIES, and he paid for Mary jo, he paid dearly. He wanted to be president, because of his wreckless actions, at the time, he never achieved this. PUNISHMENT.

Lucky are those of you who have NEVER HAD problems, regrets, etc.

Stay out of the thread if you must be so full of hate. Concentrate on all the other GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS who have done their share of evil, killing in the thousands or millions, go ahead, that will give you something to think about. Phoney wars, dead children......THINK.


So, the punishment for murder is not being able to be president of the United States?

Yeah, he paid dearly, alright... poor guy got away with having an affair with his wife and killing his mistress. Poor, poor man...

Those of you defending him are just exposing yourself as part of the herd of sheeple I so greatly despise.

It is you who allows politicians like T.K. to remain in office for 50 years and it is you who are destroying our nation with your "sympathy" for our representatives. Get real, people, he didn't care about you any more than he cared about our once-great nation.



posted on Aug, 26 2009 @ 09:20 AM
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Originally posted by Zosynspiracy
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I voted for RON PAUL BUDDY! Nice try with your stereotypical BS though! I've voted third party for the last 10-15 years. It's people like Kennedy and other career Senators.......ahem cough Byrd cough......that should have been kicked out on their butts long ago!


Here is food for thought. I dont think Ron Paul (or any respectful person) would like to be associated with the kind of person you are.


And to all those who cry that he has lived on the back of taxpayers money, well so have many other politicians. Even the ones you support. Andlike it or not, millions of americans respect him, thats one of the reasons Obama won the presidency.

RIP senator, sinceres condoleances to his family. He was a great man and a great politician.

[edit on 26-8-2009 by TheOracle]



posted on Aug, 26 2009 @ 09:22 AM
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Originally posted by dgtempe
he paid for Mary jo, he paid dearly. He wanted to be president, because of his wreckless actions, at the time, he never achieved this. PUNISHMENT.


Umm, I think you must be a very young person.

Hate to break this to you, but denying the presidency to somebody who has committed reckless homicide is not the punishment for that crime. The punishment for reckless homicide varies, but Ted should have stood trial for the reckless homicide of Mary Jo Kopechne, and he should have gone to prison for it, if convicted.

However, the real evil of Teddy's action was that he not only left Mary Jo to suffocate in a tiny air pocket in the backseat of his car at the bottom of that cold, black pond, but that he waited several hours and first made a number of phone calls to his political "fixers" before the police were ever summoned.

See, Teddy was more concerned with saving his political career than he was with saving the life of an innocent woman. This constitutes evil.

Oh, poor, poor Teddy! He "paid dearly" for the life of Mary Jo Kopechne, didn't he?

I think we need to ask that question of the Kopechne family. I wonder for whom they are grieving this morning?


— Doc Velocity




[edit on 8/26/2009 by Doc Velocity]



posted on Aug, 26 2009 @ 09:23 AM
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Take a Deep Breath

Ok folks, Senator Kennedy has passed, he has always stirred strong emotions from those who loved and those who hated him.

My suggestion is to stick to the topic, expect some shocking posts, this has happened before when a public figure has passed.

Don't stoop to personal attacks should someone's post hits you the wrong way, if you think it breaches the T&C's, hit the alert and let the staff check it out.

Try and keep the emotions in check..

Please?

Thank you.



posted on Aug, 26 2009 @ 09:24 AM
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Originally posted by TheOracle

And to all those who cry that he has lived on the back of taxpayers money, well so have many other politicians. Even the ones you like.

RIP senator, sinceres condoleances to his family. He was a great man and a great politician.


So in one sentence you say he, like many other politicians, "lived on the back of taxpayers money". Then in your next sentence, you say he was a great man and a great politician?



Thank you for the laugh.



posted on Aug, 26 2009 @ 09:32 AM
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Why should we mourn for Ted?

Where was all this concern for the poor girl he left to die in the night he was drunk and drove off the bridge????

He left her to die....

typical liberal loser.

That is my only memory of Ted. May he rot in hell.....



posted on Aug, 26 2009 @ 09:36 AM
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Originally posted by dgtempe
reply to post by MadDogtheHunter
 


I SUGGEST THEN THAT A THREAD LIKE THIS SHOULD NOT BE STARTED AT ALL.

His life was filled with glory and MISERY, TRAGEDIES, and he paid for Mary jo, he paid dearly. He wanted to be president, because of his wreckless actions, at the time, he never achieved this. PUNISHMENT.

Lucky are those of you who have NEVER HAD problems, regrets, etc.

Stay out of the thread if you must be so full of hate. Concentrate on all the other GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS who have done their share of evil, killing in the thousands or millions, go ahead, that will give you something to think about. Phoney wars, dead children......THINK.

Um, I didn't start this thread.


Dead or alive or dying...if I see a political figure, such as Ted Kennedy, doing wrong, I will say something. Thats my right. I still say the man was ONE of the problem figures at the root of this screwed up Government. He was one of the "old dogs" in DC. The more "old dogs" that are no longer in power, the better. Yes, he was human, and in that respect, I offer(ed) sympathy towards his family. I haven't attacked or bash his family or family life....just his messed up train of thoughts regarding his political career. Period.

Thats my final thought on the matter.

[edit on 8/26/2009 by MadDogtheHunter]



posted on Aug, 26 2009 @ 09:37 AM
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Well, FF, I was hoping that it would evolve into a discussion on the power shift in DC, his possible successors, the effect on pending legislation, etc.

But I've been around ATS for awhile. I have witnessed, in shock and disbelief, the animus and hatred spewed in the thread announcements of other public figures, such as Tony Snow. The absolute worst, imo, was the thread on Ronald Reagan's passing. I never realized there was that much hatred here.

So while I hoped it would evolve one way, unfortunately I should have known better.



posted on Aug, 26 2009 @ 09:39 AM
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You people though, should not start a post about dead people just to disrespect the dead.


I started this thread. Disrespect was not my intent.


No doubt my friend started the thread to "flame" the death. It appears so to me...now he's off and starting other HATE TED threads.....he's entitled.


DG, what the hell are you talking about? Where did I disrespect him? Where did I even encourage that sort of talk?

And where am I "off and starting other HATE TED threads"???



[edit on 26-8-2009 by jsobecky]



posted on Aug, 26 2009 @ 09:40 AM
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Originally posted by jsobecky
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Well, FF, I was hoping that it would evolve into a discussion on the power shift in DC, his possible successors, the effect on pending legislation, etc.

But I've been around ATS for awhile. I have witnessed, in shock and disbelief, the animus and hatred spewed in the thread announcements of other public figures, such as Tony Snow. The absolute worst, imo, was the thread on Ronald Reagan's passing. I never realized there was that much hatred here.

So while I hoped it would evolve one way, unfortunately I should have known better.


Even if we had discussed the impending power shift, it would have led to hate speech in regards to Ted Kennedy's refusal to leave office even though he knew he was dying.

The guy was a knob, all around. There's nothing we could discuss about him without coming up smelling like you-know-what...



posted on Aug, 26 2009 @ 09:44 AM
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I honestly don't see how anyone can defend this man or his brothers. They totally destroyed the country! I can't even walk down the street now, without being afraid. There is so much crime everywhere!



posted on Aug, 26 2009 @ 09:44 AM
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Originally posted by tomfrusso
Why should we mourn for Ted?

Where was all this concern for the poor girl he left to die in the night he was drunk and drove off the bridge????

He left her to die....

typical liberal loser.

That is my only memory of Ted. May he rot in hell.....


He still has a family too you know. It's not really about Ted, it's about the Kennedy family. While I agree his action was despicable, any death is tragic.



posted on Aug, 26 2009 @ 09:45 AM
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Here is my two cents:

Ted Kennedy, indeed the whole Kennedy family is a story of a blessing for a nation and a tragedy for the family. All three brothers pushed heavily for civil rights, without any of them, especially Ted Kennedy, there would be a lot more racism and segregation today. Before you judge that the man is going to hell, remember the voting rights act, which helped African-Americans finally be able to practice their right to vote. Remember how good that was.

Also remember how he helped pass legislation to spread health care, from CHIP to earlier health care to education reform. He made a horrible decision in that accident, but he also recieved a concussion from the event. I would not expect a man with a concussion to act responsibly or intelligently.

So yes, there was good, and there was bad, and loving him too much and putting him on a pedastal is wrong, but hating him is just as bad.



posted on Aug, 26 2009 @ 09:54 AM
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Thank God! The wicked witch is dead! One of those directly responsible for the corruption of this government and the overthrow of the constitution is gone, finally! There should be dancing in the street, if you want to talk about change of political power structures, I've got a news flash for you there won't be. They'll appoint some political tool who'll go along with whatever the PTB want and continue the destruction of this country willy nilly. But at least that old codger is finally gone.



posted on Aug, 26 2009 @ 09:56 AM
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Originally posted by Zosynspiracy
Ted Kennedy and the entire Kennedy family are a perfect example of what's wrong with US government. The family has produced absolutely NOTHING and has spent their entire existence in politics and they are all millionaires sucking off the people of the US. Kennedy is the perfect example of a career politician and why Senators should be limited to 4-8 yeras and NOTHING MORE!


Evidently you have been out voted by the people of Massachusetts.

They voted him in for 47 years.

I guess you don't like democracy eh?



posted on Aug, 26 2009 @ 09:57 AM
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Originally posted by Blueangel7
I honestly don't see how anyone can defend this man or his brothers. They totally destroyed the country! I can't even walk down the street now, without being afraid. There is so much crime everywhere!


You are literally blaming the kennedys for the crime on your street?

Wow...



posted on Aug, 26 2009 @ 09:58 AM
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Seriously he paid dearly for Mary Jo? Really? Go back to sleep and get out of the way of those who actually want to return this country to greatness. The guy was slime and a criminal, though I feel bad for his family, and dying the way he did was painful and horrible, it's better for everyone that he's dead.



posted on Aug, 26 2009 @ 10:02 AM
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I won't mince words. Good riddance, I say. I never cared for the man or his family. JFK was the only bright spot among them and he was taken away for actually trying to do the right thing. Ted was just another liberal trying to push absolute government control on the masses.

Again, goodbye and good riddance.



posted on Aug, 26 2009 @ 10:02 AM
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Originally posted by Doc Velocity

Originally posted by dgtempe
he paid for Mary jo, he paid dearly. He wanted to be president, because of his wreckless actions, at the time, he never achieved this. PUNISHMENT.


However, the real evil of Teddy's action was that he not only left Mary Jo to drown in that cold, black pond, but that he waited several hours and first made a number of phone calls to his political "fixers" before the police were ever summoned.

See, Teddy was more concerned with saving his political career than he was with saving the life of an innocent woman. This constitutes evil.



No that constitutes being American. Sorry but it's the sad truth. Americans are so afraid of socialism and being the protectorate of the Individual that it breeds no concern for your fellow man. If you have a concern for your fellow man and act accordingly you will only be chewed up and spit out by society.

I mean on the other thread about the 9/11 day of service the GOP is literally up in arms over it...

Because THEY DON"T CARE ABOUT ANYONE BUT THE INDIVIDUAL.

Now that my fellow ATS poster is EVIL if there is anything of the kind.







[edit on 26-8-2009 by HunkaHunka]



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