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    Quote Originally Posted by MarcusKspn View Post
    That or his ETOH level. He made a CHOICE to drive drunk.
    Do you know that for a fact?
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    Quote Originally Posted by scfire86 View Post
    No. That's why I asked CKN if that is his belief about Kennedy. I don't excuse his actions. I do know he suffered a concussion and it may very well explain a lot of his irrational behavior. I saw the effects of concussions numerous times as a PM during my career.

    I am saddened to read some of the comments regarding him. I know there are compassionate conservatives. I'm just not sure any of them exist on these boards.
    There is at least one.

    I respect his position. But here is one other thing I repsect about him.

    To me, one measure of the success of a legislator is how many pieces of legislation that he authored actually became law. Sen. Kennedy had at least 30. This is a very high number. That proves to me that he was an effective legislator. This is not a love fest. This is a fact.

    An ineffective Senator would have 0 pieces of legislation authored by him become law. Like, for example, our current President.
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    Quote Originally Posted by scfire86 View Post
    Blah blah blah. He did more in his life than you could ever dream of doing.
    Spent more money that didn't belong to him than we could ever dream of doing either.

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    Quote Originally Posted by emt161 View Post
    Spent more money that didn't belong to him than we could ever dream of doing either.
    This statement doesn't make any sense.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GeorgeWendtCFI View Post
    An ineffective Senator would have 0 pieces of legislation authored by him become law. Like, for example, our current President.
    Perspective might include how he fares against other senators with only three years into their first term.
    Last edited by scfire86; 09-03-2009 at 02:57 AM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by scfire86 View Post
    Perspective might include how he fares against other senators with only three years into their first term.
    It might. But I would think that 1 piece of legislation for a very special Senator who deserves to be Prresident might not be too high of a bar.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ScareCrow57 View Post
    He too will be remembered as a great man by the left.
    Don't forget the media essentially ignoring the tax issues of one Rep. Charles Rangel. Forgetting to claim hundreds of thousands of dollars on several tax and financial documents over the past few years.

    What makes it even more ridiculous is that this is the scoundrel that is Chair of the Ways & Means committee......which has oversight for the IRS. And Rangel wants to expand taxation issues for us lowly working folk, yet does not pay taxes on his own assets. Just another hypocritical Dem largely ignored by the media.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2009/08/29/ny.../29rangel.html

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    At least our current president hasn't murdered anyone yet, that we know of. Although he certainly got the hang of spending all our money that isn't his to spend.
    Even the burger-flippers at McDonald's probably have some McWackers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by scfire86 View Post
    I never said he was great. I said being elected to the senate nine times was an achievement.
    And I say it is not an achievement. It all began in the manner that Joe Kennedy arranged for John's seat to be held by Ted's former college room mate until Ted turned 30 so he could run for the Senate. Then for 47 years he sat in a chair. Not exactly what I call an achievement, especially given this state's incredible love affair for anyone or anything with the name Kennedy - despite their lack of substance.

    Quote Originally Posted by scfire86 View Post
    I did point a Bush that committed a similar crime.
    No, you pointed out that Laura Welch was involved in a car accident where another individual died. Seeing as how she was not married at that time she was not a Bush.

    Quote Originally Posted by scfire86 View Post
    But we're told to ignore it since the individual was such a nice person and couldn't possibly have done anything considered heinous.
    She blew a stop sign. Ted drove off of a bridge, got out of the car, went back to a friend's house, did not tell anyone, and took a nap. About 6 hours after the collision, he then told people. Those are two different situations - and you know it.

    Quote Originally Posted by scfire86 View Post
    Laura was from a prominent family in that section of Texas.
    That prominent family did not have the name "Bush." Let me guess, you will call it semantics, but "educated" people will call it fact.

    Quote Originally Posted by scfire86 View Post
    Could her family's wealth and privilege possibly have bought her any slack as well? Or does that only happen with prominent liberal families?
    It is possible. However Joe Kennedy visited the Police Chief in the town and things magically got better for Ted. You ought to look into both matters before you speak of them and compare the two of them. That is what smart and educated people do.
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    Quote Originally Posted by scfire86 View Post
    I do know he suffered a concussion and it may very well explain a lot of his irrational behavior. I saw the effects of concussions numerous times as a PM during my career.
    So have I. But never to the extent of this issue that you are eluding to.

    Quote Originally Posted by scfire86 View Post
    I don't excuse his actions
    Yet you just did in the cut above regarding concussions.

    Quote Originally Posted by scfire86 View Post
    I am saddened to read some of the comments regarding him.
    Eh. No different than some of the comments that you make. It is supposed to be different because he is now dead? A lot of people in this nation did not like Ted Kennedy when he was alive, and I detested the Kennedy love fest that I could not get away from for 4 days here on the Boston channels and in the national media. I detest the kid glove treatment that the Kennedy clan is treated with considering the blatant lawbreaking, special treatment, and hypocricy.....so I call it like I see it.

    Quote Originally Posted by scfire86 View Post
    I know there are compassionate conservatives. I'm just not sure any of them exist on these boards.
    Which one of us claimed to be a "compassionate conservative?' I don't believe I ever have claimed to be one. Just because we as individuals do not fit what you think a "compassionate conservate" should be does not mean that we are not.

    Ted Kennedy did some good in his time, but in no way, manner, shape, or form is above reproach for his actions. He was a man, and was no better, no worse, or different than any of us. I do not like it when people are put up on a pedestal.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nmfire View Post
    At least our current president hasn't murdered anyone yet, that we know of. Although he certainly got the hang of spending all our money that isn't his to spend.
    We should check with his native land Kenya, they may have records on this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DaSharkie View Post
    Don't forget the media essentially ignoring the tax issues of one Rep. Charles Rangel. Forgetting to claim hundreds of thousands of dollars on several tax and financial documents over the past few years.

    What makes it even more ridiculous is that this is the scoundrel that is Chair of the Ways & Means committee......which has oversight for the IRS. And Rangel wants to expand taxation issues for us lowly working folk, yet does not pay taxes on his own assets. Just another hypocritical Dem largely ignored by the media.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2009/08/29/ny.../29rangel.html

    http://www.pittsburghlive.com/x/pitt.../s_641231.html

    http://www.examiner.com/x-17412-Maco...eported-assets
    Except this thread is about Kennedy. Not Charles Rangel.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DaSharkie View Post
    And I say it is not an achievement. It all began in the manner that Joe Kennedy arranged for John's seat to be held by Ted's former college room mate until Ted turned 30 so he could run for the Senate. Then for 47 years he sat in a chair. Not exactly what I call an achievement, especially given this state's incredible love affair for anyone or anything with the name Kennedy - despite their lack of substance.
    There's more to winning elections than having a lot of money. Otherwise folks like Perot, Romney, Forbes, or even John McCain would have been president. All of them had more money than their rivals. George detailed the amount of legislation Kennedy passed. Pretty much kills you "all he did was sit in a chair" argument.

    Quote Originally Posted by DaSharkie View Post
    No, you pointed out that Laura Welch was involved in a car accident where another individual died. Seeing as how she was not married at that time she was not a Bush.
    So was her ex-boyfriend any less dead?

    Quote Originally Posted by DaSharkie View Post
    She blew a stop sign. Ted drove off of a bridge, got out of the car, went back to a friend's house, did not tell anyone, and took a nap. About 6 hours after the collision, he then told people. Those are two different situations - and you know it.
    Fatigue and wanting to sleep are very common side effects of a concussion. I'm surprised you don't know that.

    Quote Originally Posted by DaSharkie View Post
    That prominent family did not have the name "Bush." Let me guess, you will call it semantics, but "educated" people will call it fact.
    Her family (the Welch's) was prominent in that area of Texas. No difference.

    Quote Originally Posted by DaSharkie View Post
    It is possible. However Joe Kennedy visited the Police Chief in the town and things magically got better for Ted. You ought to look into both matters before you speak of them and compare the two of them. That is what smart and educated people do.
    So now you've dissolved into conspiracy. Do black helicopters keep you awake at night? Be very careful, no one whose seen them has lived to talk about it.


    Quote Originally Posted by DaSharkie View Post
    So have I. But never to the extent of this issue that you are eluding to.
    If you work in the medical field long enough, you will.

    Quote Originally Posted by DaSharkie View Post
    Yet you just did in the cut above regarding concussions.
    Not an excuse. But a possible explanation for his actions. Could also be why he was never charged with manslaughter.

    Quote Originally Posted by DaSharkie View Post
    Eh. No different than some of the comments that you make. It is supposed to be different because he is now dead? A lot of people in this nation did not like Ted Kennedy when he was alive, and I detested the Kennedy love fest that I could not get away from for 4 days here on the Boston channels and in the national media. I detest the kid glove treatment that the Kennedy clan is treated with considering the blatant lawbreaking, special treatment, and hypocricy.....so I call it like I see it.
    Poor thing. Are you complaining that someone else gets treated better than you? I remember a thread where I stated not all people have the same advantages. You fought me tooth and nail claiming otherwise. You just admitted I was right and you were wrong. Thank you.

    Quote Originally Posted by DaSharkie View Post
    Which one of us claimed to be a "compassionate conservative?' I don't believe I ever have claimed to be one. Just because we as individuals do not fit what you think a "compassionate conservate" should be does not mean that we are not.
    None. Reread my post. George claimed the title. So far he's lived up to it.l

    Quote Originally Posted by DaSharkie View Post
    Ted Kennedy did some good in his time, but in no way, manner, shape, or form is above reproach for his actions. He was a man, and was no better, no worse, or different than any of us. I do not like it when people are put up on a pedestal.
    I don't recall him ever asking to be put there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by idiotboy
    We should check with his native land Kenya, they may have records on this.
    idiotboy joins the ranks of the moonbat birthers.

    Who else besides me isn't surprised?
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    Quote Originally Posted by nmfire View Post
    At least our current president hasn't murdered anyone yet, that we know of. Although he certainly got the hang of spending all our money that isn't his to spend.
    Whose the murderer?

    BTW, you might want to take a civics class. At least the lecture that details the branches of government and its powers. It is his money to spend.
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    Who's the murderer? Well, that noun is generally associated with someone who is guilty of murder. Hence the name, muderer. When Ted Kennedy left her to die in the car, he committed an act that constitutes a degree of murder. At this point, 2 + 2 = 4.

    And no, the guy who died isn't any less dead. One becomes guilty of, in this case, negligent homicide, due to their actions leading up to the death, not simply because someone in their vicinity died.

    You're a real piece of work. It actually makes me feel sick knowing people like you are associated with the fire service.
    Even the burger-flippers at McDonald's probably have some McWackers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nmfire View Post
    Who's the murderer? Well, that noun is generally associated with someone who is guilty of murder. Hence the name, muderer. When Ted Kennedy left her to die in the car, he committed an act that constitutes a degree of murder. At this point, 2 + 2 = 4.

    And no, the guy who died isn't any less dead. One becomes guilty of, in this case, negligent homicide, due to their actions leading up to the death, not simply because someone in their vicinity died.

    You're a real piece of work. It actually makes me feel sick knowing people like you are associated with the fire service.

    And just what is it that makes you any better?
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    My lack of sympathy, excuses, and denial for someone who's willful negligence resulted in death. Most people I know in the fire service are very much on the side of doing whatever we can to save whoever is in need of saving whenever we can.

    Beyond that, I don't know scfire and won't pretend to know any more. But his comparisons and denials do disgust me and I'm sure I'm not the only one.
    Last edited by nmfire; 09-03-2009 at 02:01 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nmfire View Post
    My lack of sympathy, excuses, and denial for someone who's willful negligence resulted in death. Most people I know in the fire service are very much on the side of doing whatever we can to save whoever is in need of saving we can whenever we can.

    Beyond that, I don't know scfire and won't pretend to know any more. But his comparisons and denials do disgust me and I'm sure I'm not the only one.
    Well, isn't that special. Let's break this down.

    You are better than sc because...

    1. You are an unforgiving bastard
    2. You have no tolerance for someone with political views different than yours.
    3. (EDITED) You believe you are morally superior to all others.

    In the final analysis, it would seem to me that YOU are the one most likely to make people sick.
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    Your conclusions make no sense so I'm not going to bother.
    Even the burger-flippers at McDonald's probably have some McWackers.

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