The Madness of Ted Kennedy


07 Jul 2008 01:24 pm

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Teddy Kennedy Sailing

My brother and his wife were in New Hampshire to visit my niece and her husband and the magnificent Kyle last week. They went to Hyannis, MA and the Ferry Boat Captain told them that the schooner in the above photo was Ted Kennedy’s with Kennedy at the helm.

Here is a report on Kennedy’s health.

08 Apr 2008 11:02 pm


I saw this video recently and it is really cute. Sometimes watching the news is just too stomach churning. Jay Rockefeller wins the day in clueless demagoguery in his attack on Senator John McCain’s military service. I didn’t have all day to sit in front of the television watching the Democrats and their anti-war freak friends grill General David Petraeus at the Senate Armed Services Committee. Luckily, I have a job. But I have read the accounts.

The fact that an honorable man like Gen. David Petraeus had to sit in the same room and endure the pomposity of the likes of Ted Kennedy and Joe Biden is more than sad. The hopeful agent of change, Barack Obama did himself no favors either. He came off as rather amateur. It seems he had to be prompted by Joe Biden. Hillary is now at the point that none of us really can willingly suspend our disbelief so whatever she said is meaningless.

So enjoy this video. The kids are darling.

13 Jan 2007 02:42 pm

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Hillary’s Bad Hair Day

This weekend Hillary Clinton plodded to Iraq, clad in her ubiquitous, black pant-suit, and met with Generals Casey and Odierno and Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki. She reacted as one would expect, condemning the situation in Iraq and in one fell swoop, all the efforts of the troops.

If Clinton was attempting to boost troop morale by painting the situation on the ground as heartbreaking, she failed miserably. It’s interesting to note that after wasting the time of Generals Casey and Odierno Clinton turned on a dime and slandered them with her dire pronouncements.

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In an exclusive interview with ABC News in Baghdad, Sen. Hillary Clinton, D-N.Y., called the situation in Iraq “heartbreaking” and said she doubts Congress and the American people believe the mission here can succeed.

“I don’t know that the American people or the Congress at this point believe this mission can work,” she said. “And in the absence of a commitment that is backed up by actions from the Iraqi government, why should we believe it?”

Clinton spoke with ABC News after meeting with Gen. George Casey and Lt. Gen. Ray Odierno, the top American commanders here. She is one a one-day visit to Iraq as part of congressional delegation that includes Sen. Evan Bayh, D-Ind., and Rep. John McHugh, R-N.Y.

Clinton had tough words for the Iraqi government, which she said has failed repeatedly to deliver on its promises.

“I’m skeptical that the Iraqi government will do what they have promised to do, and that I think is the concern of all of us who have heard this before,” she said. “All the promises, and intentions in the world don’t substitute for action and we haven’t seen a lot of action.”

Clinton traveled wearing body armor and surrounded by a phalanx of soldiers and security guards. The level of security, she noted, was much higher than her first visit to Iraq back in 2004.

“This is heartbreaking,” she said. “This is my third trip here. I’ve seen the violence and security problems increase, not decrease. The first time I was here, we’re not, you know, asked to wear body armor and put on helmets. We were not shepherded very narrowly from place to place. I went to Kirkuk the first time when actually Gen. Odierno was there, in charge of the 4th ID. We went into the city. We had a meeting in the town hall with people.”

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Just another Democrat scold

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An email from Iraq written before Clinton arrived……

She isn’t as bad as Kerry though, at least she has kept her mouth shut on the war, I know it’s all just political posturing anyways, but I think Obama is the absolute worst from all he’s said, he and that complete idiot worthless excuse for a human rich fat guy Kennedy.

Kennedy was one of the guys screaming about the brutality of US troops, he should be in prison for his remarks/lies because they were ridiculously extreme and accused thousands of innocent soldiers which directly affected the war effort.

I am AMAZED Bush didn’t have him thrown in prison, he should have, Roosevelt would have. It would be easy to factually prove that he made false statements concerning how much more brutal US soldiers are now than during WW2, he needs to look at our rules of engagement and quit lying. Kennedy is every Islamic extremist in the region’s best friend.

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Now that Hillary’s joined the Kennedy/Kerry Kut and Run Brigade with her incredibly negative statements during her insulting journey to Iraq, perhaps more eyes will be opened.

She’s a nasty nag with no positive or constructive ideas to offer. As President Bush stated today, “To oppose everything while proposing nothing is irresponsible,” Bush said.

President Bush’s decision to change strategy and send more troops to Iraq has forced the enemy’s hand. And I’m not just talking al-Sadr.

The boneless wonders sitting on their hands in congress, as Bill Kristol put it in his trenchant piece in The Weekly Standard are contributing to the “heartbreaking” situation (as Hillary termed it) by giving hope to the enemy that America will soon be slinking out of Iraq.

America may deserve the Congress it elected in November but our brave troops do not. That is what is truly heartbreaking.

Sissy Willis nails it.

09 Jan 2007 11:06 pm

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I received this little change purse from my son for Christmas. He bought it from a Christian Iraqi in Iraq. The little bag has it’s flaws but you can tell it was handmade. I treasure it.

Our noble mission in Iraq hasn’t been perfect but great things are emerging from it. It’s pathetically funny that the Pelosi-Kennedy crowd can even imagine they can stop this great work. Oh, they will continue to harass President Bush these next two years and I predict they will eventually resort to calling our military baby killers just as they did in Vietnam. That is the only similarity to the two wars however. The only good that will come out of this is that (possibly) the Pelosi-Kennedy crowd will finally be exposed as the corrupt politicians they are.

But the media will continue on in their treasonous mission of assisting our enemies by publishing stories like this and ignoring the good news.

There is more discussion on the surge at Blackfive.

29 Jun 2006 10:33 am

This is an excellent article. Running out the door again but posting this to read later.

One of the first things George W. Bush did after his inauguration on January, 2001, was invite Senator Edward M. Kennedy - along with his entire family - to the White House for a special screening of “13 Days,” the hagiographic dramatization of Kennedy’s brothers John and Robert’s handling of the Cuban Missile Crises. Bush, famous for his bipartisan outreach during his eight years as governor of Texas (where he garnered 69 percent of the votes in his 1998 reelection), was beginning his presidency by reaching out again.

The symbolism could not have been more obvious. With the newly elected “compassionate conservative” hosting the aging lion of liberalism, Bush was keeping a campaign promise to be a “uniter, not a divider” and taking the first step to, as he promised, “return dignity” to the office.

14 Jun 2006 11:50 am

The big news events of yesterday kept this important article by Lorie Byrd on my blogging shelf but I’m pulling it off. There is so much to mull here…….

Many have lamented the lack of civil discourse in the world of politics today. It seems the “new tone” has too often fallen on deaf ears. Civility in political debate is frequently missing and if the current controversy over Ann Coulter’s latest book is any indication, it doesn’t appear poised to make a reappearance anytime soon.

What is a greater concern than the lack of civility, however, is the inability of many in the political arena to even agree upon the facts. Worse than the loss of civility, is that of truth.

Dan Rather and Mary Mapes argued the “fake, but accurate” defense when confronted with evidence that their 2004 pre-election story accusing the president of being AWOL 30 years earlier was based on obviously forged documents. Internet citizen journalists at Free Republic (freerepublic.com), Little Green Footballs (littlegreenfootballs.com) and Power Line (powerlineblog.com) quickly deconstructed the documents upon which the 60 Minutes II producers relied.

During the Clinton years, we understood what a lie was, provided we made allowances for the meaning of the word “is,” that is. We even learned, through some creative reporting, that some lies are really good, and that everyone lies, right? At least we could all agree that a lie was a lie then. That is no longer necessarily the case.

When George Bush said we had intelligence that Saddam Hussein possessed WMD, many of those on the left say he was lying. The following statement from President Bush was even one of those listed by John Dean in an article addressing the question of whether such “lies” were an impeachable offense (http://writ.news.findlaw.com/dean/20030606.html, http://writ.news.findlaw.com/dean/20030606.html):

“Intelligence gathered by this and other governments leaves no doubt that the Iraq regime continues to possess and conceal some of the most lethal weapons ever devised.” — Address to the Nation, March 17, 2003.

The following similar statements were made by prominent Democrats:

“There is no doubt that Saddam Hussein’s regime is a serious danger, that he is a tyrant, and that his pursuit of lethal weapons of mass destruction cannot be tolerated. He must be disarmed.” — Ted Kennedy, Sept 27, 2002

“Iraq’s search for weapons of mass destruction has proven impossible to completely deter and we should assume that it will continue for as long as Saddam is in power.” — Al Gore,
2002

Al Gore has a movie/film/book out called An Inconvenient Truth and what an appropriate name it is for anything produced by Gore. Gore has a history of practicing what Lorie Byrd calls making assertions rather than telling the truth.

Politicians approved by the MSM who want to wipe away inoperative statements they’ve made in the past seemingly succeed. (except now bloggers can check the facts..sorry about that Dan Rather)

Any utterance that would make one politician look like a hypocrite or worse is ignored by the media while other facts uttered by an unapproved politician are twisted into lies. Lorie’s right. Assertion is the method the MSM and many leftists employ when it’s important to ignore the truth.

The Kerrys, the Clintons and the Gores are making assertions but many of us in the blogosphere are checking for the truth.

The Anchoress also read Lorie’s piece.

13 May 2006 11:41 pm

Ted Kennedy’s Plane Struck By Lightning

BOSTON — A plane carrying Sen. Edward Kennedy from a commencement speech in western Massachusetts to his Cape Cod home was struck by lightning Saturday.

A Kennedy spokesman said the plane lost all electrical power and had to be diverted to New Haven, Conn.

No one was hurt.

30 Jan 2006 03:55 pm


John Kerry too depressed to yodel.


After the vote for cloture (72-25) Ted Kennedy marches out of the Senate.

Michelle Malkin liveblogs the meltdown.

KENNEDY: …All you have to do, Mr. President, is look back into the history. Look back into the history of the judiciary. Look back to the history of the 5th Circuit, that were (sic) making the decisions in the 1950s. Look at the record of Judge Wisdom. Judge Tuttle. Judge Johnson of Alabama.

The courage that they demonstrated that said that at last we are going to break down the walls of discrimination in this country, that have gripped this nation for 200 years. Our founding fathers failed the test when they wrote slavery into the Constitution!

(He’s screaming.)

Abraham Lincoln pointed the way and we passed the 13th, 14th, 15th amendment and had a civil war. But we didn’t resolve this issue. It was only ’til we had the courage of those members of what branch of government? Not the US Congress. Not the US Senate. Not the executive. The Judiciary! The 5th Circuit!


(Screaming again.)

We’re talking now about the Supreme Court. But they are the ones who changed this country inevitably with what we call the march to progress. The march towards knocking down the walls of discrimination that permitted us to pass the 1964 Civil Rights Act and public accomodations so people who’s skin was not white who could go into restaurants and hotels.

Public accomodations. The ‘65 act for voting. Voting rights. The ‘68 act. The public accomodations. The 1973 act that said that women are going to treated equally. The Americans with Disabilities Act that said that the disabled are going to be part of the American family.

All of that is part of the march for progress.


And my friends, the one organization, the one institution that protects it is THE SUPREME COURT OF THE UNITED STATES!!!

(Screaming at the top of his lungs.)

Too much blood has been shed in those battles. Too much sweat. Too many tears. To. Put. At. Risk. That. March. For. Progress.


(Banging podium. Voice cracking.)


And that is what we are doing


(voice quavering)

with this nominee. HE FAILED TO DEMONSTRATE before this Judiciary Committee that he was committed to the continued march for progress…

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20 Jan 2006 02:18 pm

Drudge is reporting that Ted Kennedy is still trying to stop Samuel Alito’s Supreme Court confirmation.

THE DRUDGE REPORT has obtained a complaint filed by H. Gerard Heimbecker of Upper Darby, PA accusing Alito of not properly listing the Heimbecker v. 555 Associates case in his Senate questionnaire. Kennedy legal aide James Flug is behind the efforts to push this latest attack.

The veteran aide has been criticized for Sen. Kennedy’s misfires during the Alito hearing last week. Flug was reportedly behind the attacks Kennedy used against Alito related to the Concerned Alumni of Princeton (CAP) and Vanguard recusal case.

In the 2004 case, Heimbecker not only filed a request for Alito to recuse himself but also the entire Third Circuit as well. One Capital Aide aware the situation challenged Heimbecker’s credibility. “The individual who filed this complaint is clearly a serial litigant. It will be interesting to see how far the Democrats will push this and what the mainstream media will make of it.”

Kennedy and his staffers must not Google because I found an H. Gerard Heimbecker here, here, here, and here.

Paul Mirengoff of Powerline doesn’t think Kennedy will get anywhere with this last minute attack of the Chex Mix litigant.

I can’t understand why Arlen Spector let the dems put the vote off a week. We knew Kennedy and company would pull something like this. Good grief! Does a dog return to his own vomit?

12 Jan 2006 07:08 am

Ted Kennedy, sometime senator from Massachusetts trying to play nice to Alito.

Mrs. Alito not buying.

Oooooh. They must have been polling.

If Kennedy were a food…..what kind of food would he be?

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