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    The biggest partisan leftist POS in the US Senate dies and the Swimmer gets a pass here?

    Lets hope St Peter has Mary Jo Kopechne manning the trapdoor lever when "Teddy" arrives at the Pearly Gates.

    A closed "cask"et funeral? That to keep the scotch/rum/vodka from spilling.

    Flags at half mast for Teddy Kennedy? He gets honors? And burial at ARLINGTON? What BS. I suppose next we'll learn that the Washington Monument is to be designated as the Obama Tombstone.

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    Maybe because some people have class and respect. I agreed with very little he did, but he served this country for a long time and he deserves our respect. You could at least wait until they bury him to spew your ignorant nonsense.
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    Good post George. Many of Kennedy's policies were too liberal for me as well. However, I admire a person who grew up with affluence committing his life to public service when he could just as easily led a life of leisure.

    He won nine terms in the US Senate. I doubt there is anything in farmboy's resume' that even remotely compares to that achievement.
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    Out of respect for the family and the dead there is really no need ot have a thread about a murdering communist. I'm guessing you would like to have a thread about Charles Manson as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by neiowa View Post
    The biggest partisan leftist POS in the US Senate dies and the Swimmer gets a pass here?
    I have to tell you, I live in the Peopl'es Republik of Taxachusetts and I am so freaking sick and tired of hearing about him from the media. For crying out loud, I don't need anymore all-Kennedy all the time thank you very much. Never have been and never will be a fan of Ted Kennedy or any of the Kennedy clan - but they treat his death like something other worldly.

    Quote Originally Posted by neiowa View Post
    Lets hope St Peter has Mary Jo Kopechne manning the trapdoor lever when "Teddy" arrives at the Pearly Gates.
    Eh. We'll have to have a talk some other time about the whole Heaven and Hell thing. But perhaps you have never heard of repentance.

    Quote Originally Posted by neiowa View Post
    A closed "cask"et funeral? That to keep the scotch/rum/vodka from spilling.
    Probably because of the ravages of the cancer. And it is no one elses business as to why or why not there is an open casket.

    That being said, I could not believe that people waited 4 freaking hours in line to walk by a flag-draped casket lying in state at the JFK Museum in Boston. Come on people. And I thought the same for people waiting hours in line to walk past Ronald Reagan's casket in the Capitol a couple years ago......and I like Reagan.

    Quote Originally Posted by neiowa View Post
    Flags at half mast for Teddy Kennedy? He gets honors? And burial at ARLINGTON? What BS. I suppose next we'll learn that the Washington Monument is to be designated as the Obama Tombstone.
    While I may not agree with flags at half mast for him, he was a sitting Senator in the United States Senate:

    http://www.gettysburgflag.com/FlyFlagHalfMast.php

    As for burial at Arlington National Cemetary - under the rules and regulations established.

    http://www.arlingtoncemetery.org/fun...interment.html

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    The persons specified below are eligible for ground burial in Arlington National Cemetery. The last period of active duty of former members of the Armed Forces must have ended honorably. Interment may be casketed or cremated remains.

    Any active duty member of the Armed Forces (except those members serving on active duty for training only).

    Any veteran who is retired from active military service with the Armed Forces.

    Any veteran who is retired from the Reserves is eligible upon reaching age 60 and drawing retired pay; and who served a period of active duty (other than for training).

    Any former member of the Armed Forces separated honorably prior to October 1, 1949 for medical reasons and who was rated at 30% or greater disabled effective on the day of discharge.

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    You may not like it, but he is eligible. And his grave will be marked by a simple, white marble headstone like the thousands of others located there.
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    Sharkie, George, and SC pretty well covered the bases here. I didn't care for Sen. Kennedy, or the whole clan, for that matter. BUT, Common Decency toward other People should, and does for me, Preclude any "Political Attack" type of nonsense at this time. A grieving Family should be treated with Dignity and Respect regardless of Political beliefs..........
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    Quote Originally Posted by DaSharkie View Post
    That being said, I could not believe that people waited 4 freaking hours in line to walk by a flag-draped casket lying in state at the JFK Museum in Boston. Come on people. And I thought the same for people waiting hours in line to walk past Ronald Reagan's casket in the Capitol a couple years ago......and I like Reagan.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hwoods View Post
    Sharkie, George, and SC pretty well covered the bases here. I didn't care for Sen. Kennedy, or the whole clan, for that matter. BUT, Common Decency toward other People should, and does for me, Preclude any "Political Attack" type of nonsense at this time. A grieving Family should be treated with Dignity and Respect regardless of Political beliefs..........
    My only problem during the entire thing was that the MSM never once mentioned "Chappaquiddick". That is part of the legacy my friends. And where did this lying thing come from? Never heard that before either.

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    Quote Originally Posted by snowball View Post
    Without getting political, I'm gonna do a name drop.





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    Now that gets the CLAP of the month, well done.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FlyingKiwi View Post
    Now that gets the CLAP of the month, well done.

    Snowball got the Clap??.................. Wow......
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    Quote Originally Posted by GeorgeWendtCFI View Post
    Maybe because some people have class and respect.
    Thank you for pointing that out, Brother.
    It's apparent that there are some people here who have neither...
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    We often plead for people to let the critique of a LODD wait until after the family and brothers had time to grief, why should we not give the same benefit to his family?
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    I respect the position, not the man.


    Like I did with George W.

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    Quote Originally Posted by snowball View Post
    Without getting political, I'm gonna do a name drop.





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    Oh yeah, same freaking thing. People need to get a f@cking life. These politicians and celebrities could not care less about you, but people bow down and kiss their arse worshipping the very ground they walk on.
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    I was hoping that nobody is discussing it here because nobody here gives a crap about him. I know I don't. I do not classify negligent homicide as something I should respect BTW.
    Even the burger-flippers at McDonald's probably have some McWackers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nmfire View Post
    I was hoping that nobody is discussing it here because nobody here gives a crap about him. I know I don't. I do not classify negligent homicide as something I should respect BTW.
    Must be why you also never discussed having any respect for Laura Bush.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nmfire View Post
    I was hoping that nobody is discussing it here because nobody here gives a crap about him. I know I don't. I do not classify negligent homicide as something I should respect BTW.
    You are absolutely right. It should get as much attention as the Death of Castro, Hitler, Stalin, and Gorbachev.

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    Quote Originally Posted by scfire86 View Post
    Must be why you also never discussed having any respect for Laura Bush.
    I wasn't aware that Laura Bush was dead or that she has a past history of homicide. Did I miss something?
    Even the burger-flippers at McDonald's probably have some McWackers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nmfire View Post
    I wasn't aware that Laura Bush was dead or that she has a past history of homicide. Did I miss something?
    U didn't miss the totally irrelevant post.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ScareCrow57 View Post
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    This proof that you fall into the category of those with no class and no respect... but then, would we expect anything less?
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    I agree with George, Harve..etc. I'm sorry for his family and their loss.

    Nothing to be gained by slamming the man while he's still above ground.

    The news coverage was a bit over the top and it really glossed over most of the criticism of him, however, that's common when a celebrity/politician dies.



    I didn't like the things he has done, almost none of what he believed in and I am happy he is not in the senate anymore.

    He was the epitome of Limosine Liberals and one of the best arguments for term limits this country has ever seen.
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    And he let one of his girlfriends drown in a car....
    Even the burger-flippers at McDonald's probably have some McWackers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nmfire View Post
    I wasn't aware that Laura Bush was dead or that she has a past history of homicide. Did I miss something?
    Laura was the driver in a car crash that resulted in a fatality when she was a teenager. Negligent homicide.

    Yes, you missed something.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ChiefKN View Post
    He was the epitome of Limosine Liberals and one of the best arguments for term limits this country has ever seen.
    We have term limits now. It's called the ballot box.
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