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Sen. Edward Kennedy (D-Mass.) has died at age 77. -- CNN!!!!!

  1. Drew Breezzy profile image79
    Drew Breezzyposted 8 years ago

    Woah I didn't realize his health had gotten that bad.

    1. AEvans profile image70
      AEvansposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Now that is sad, two Kennedys so close together.sad

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    Leta Sposted 8 years ago

    He had a brain tumor.  So, yeah, it was known.  But thanks for the announcement.

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      badcompany99posted 8 years agoin reply to this

      He had a brain, that's news to me. I just knew him as guy with a yellow streak who should have kept his nose out of my country. !

  3. tksensei profile image59
    tksenseiposted 8 years ago

    Rest in peace.

  4. LVM profile image46
    LVMposted 8 years ago

    My condolences with the Kennedies.

  5. Lisa HW profile image81
    Lisa HWposted 8 years ago

    The coverage and remembrances has been on local tv here (in Massachusetts) since last night when the news bulletin interrupted the Jimmy Fallon show.  (Not complaining about it, by any means - just kind of surprised the wall-to-wall coverage began as immediately as it did.)  Oh well, the death is not a surprise; but it's still hard to believe (for those of us who don't remember a time he wasn't a "big factor" in the state).

  6. Plants and Oils profile image86
    Plants and Oilsposted 8 years ago

    I can see why Americans will miss him. I won't. He was, as far as I'm concerned, a terrorist supporter.

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      Leta Sposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Um, how so?  I must have missed this controversy.

      1. Plants and Oils profile image86
        Plants and Oilsposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        He supported Sinn Fein and the IRA. Who had a nasty habit of blowing up random British citizens and places in the 1970s, 1980s and 1990s.

        1. ledefensetech profile image69
          ledefensetechposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          Well the family is Irish.  From what I understand Joe Kennedy put some strain on the cross-Atlantic alliance during the war.  It's not surprising his kids would support the IRA even indirectly through Sinn Fein.  Unfortunately, the Kennedy's weren't alone in that.

          1. Plants and Oils profile image86
            Plants and Oilsposted 8 years agoin reply to this

            I don't care why or what, he supported terrorism.

            1. ledefensetech profile image69
              ledefensetechposted 8 years agoin reply to this

              That wasn't in any way supportive of those murderous scum.  Murder is murder no matter how you try to dress it up.  I lament the fact that so much of the Irish community here supported the IRA.

              1. Plants and Oils profile image86
                Plants and Oilsposted 8 years agoin reply to this

                Fair enough. There's a fair few people in the UK pretty pissed off that our lame, useless Prime Minister praised him yesterday.

  7. IntimatEvolution profile image81
    IntimatEvolutionposted 8 years ago

    RIP, as much as a murderer might.hmm

  8. ledefensetech profile image69
    ledefensetechposted 8 years ago

    I, for one, won't miss him.  Chappaquiddick is all I really have to say about that.  It's kind of nauseating to hear someone like Obama tell everyone that Kennedy was the greatest Senator of our time.  Do people really forget that easily?

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      CabinGirlposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I also won't miss him or forgive him for Chappaquiddick, the Cabin Girl doesn't forget the coward who left a young girl to die !

      1. goodfriendiam profile image56
        goodfriendiamposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        I changed my mind I am hunting you down.....lol good to see a fellow woman burn with anger.

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          CabinGirlposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          smile

      2. nicomp profile image56
        nicompposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        And he was convicted of the crime. He actually admitted to his guilt.  His family privilege secured him almost no punishment.

  9. Angel Of Love profile image73
    Angel Of Loveposted 8 years ago

    Could we possibly respect the dead and the mourning family?

    1. ledefensetech profile image69
      ledefensetechposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      He left a woman to drown.  He got forty more years of life than Mary Jo Kopechne did.  He murdered someone and got away with it just because of his name.  So much for being equal before the law.  You'll understand if I don't feel all broken up about his passing.

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        Madame Xposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Amen!

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          Ghost32posted 8 years agoin reply to this

          My thought exactly.

    2. Plants and Oils profile image86
      Plants and Oilsposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I am. Otherwise I'd express myself in somewhat stronger terms.

  10. tksensei profile image59
    tksenseiposted 8 years ago

    The issue of the british occupying Northern Ireland aside, the immediate question is who will fill the now vacant Senate seat?


    http://www.foxnews.com/politics/electio … -election/

    1. Plants and Oils profile image86
      Plants and Oilsposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      The issue of Northern Ireland being part of the United Kingdom, as wanted by the majority of NI's population, aside, perhaps?

      1. tksensei profile image59
        tksenseiposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Yeah...where did all that trouble come from...?   roll


        Better make sure those ungrateful 'citizens' in Las Malvinas aren't acting up again...

      2. tksensei profile image59
        tksenseiposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        The CCP loves you, and the people of Tibet don't.

  11. Plants and Oils profile image86
    Plants and Oilsposted 8 years ago

    No-one in the Falklands acted up ever - that was an invasion by Argentina.

    There are lots of people in NI who would rather be part of a united Ireland. But they are a minority, not the majority.

    1. tksensei profile image59
      tksenseiposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Those darn Argentinians invading Argentina!



      Gosh, why do all these problems arise?  roll

      1. Plants and Oils profile image86
        Plants and Oilsposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        I've no idea. The Falklands, settled almost entirely by people of British descent, have never been part of Argentina.

        1. tksensei profile image59
          tksenseiposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          Yeah, I guess not.

        2. tksensei profile image59
          tksenseiposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          Of course, it's obvious that the British popped up from the soil in Las Malvinas! Any glance at a map will tell you that. And of course claims by Argentina since 1820 have always been just fantasy. Just like the Americans and India, why are these people such ungrateful subjects?

          1. Plants and Oils profile image86
            Plants and Oilsposted 8 years agoin reply to this

            There are no Argentinian subjects in the Falkland Islands (she says, very, very patiently).

            And just a teeny bit unlike, say, India, the Falklands were uninhabited when discovered.

            And just a teeny bit unlike India or America, again, the inhabitants don't want to get rid of the British. To the contrary, they don't fancy Argentinian rule, much.

            Argentina claims the islands because they say that since independence in the early 19th century, they have inherited the Spanish claim to the islands. It's not as if the British stormed in during the early 1980s and kicked Argentina out. In fact, the other way round. The British had ruled the islands since 1833 or so, and the inhabitants are almost entirely of British descent, although they've lived there a long time, now.

            The Argentine government invaded the Falklands in 1982 for a time-honoured reason - it was in trouble at home, human rights abuses were mounting, and the economy was in the toilet, and it thought the UK wouldn't try to get them back. It was wrong.

            The US NAvy went on the record after the invasion to say that the UK re-taking the islands was "a military impossibility". Our Prime Minister at the time, Margaret Thatcher, disagreed.

  12. tksensei profile image59
    tksenseiposted 8 years ago

    And one wonders at the shocking resistance to pathetic british clinging to an 'empire' that has long since faded into historic embarrassment.

  13. Plants and Oils profile image86
    Plants and Oilsposted 8 years ago

    There is no British Empire. There is the Commonwealth, of course. And there are various small possessions around the world, such as the Falklands, and Montserrat.

    1. tksensei profile image59
      tksenseiposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      No there isn't, and it is disingenous in the extreme to wonder at why there would be resistance to british occupation of places where the joke stopped being funny generations ago.

  14. Plants and Oils profile image86
    Plants and Oilsposted 8 years ago

    The British aren't occupying the Falklands, or Montserrat, for example. They are there by consent in Montserrat, and more than 70% of Falkland Islanders (there are 3,000 or so) are of British descent, and determined to stay British.

    Do stop being so silly.

    1. tksensei profile image59
      tksenseiposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Yeah, stick with that, but don't bitch about it when people lose patience with your moldy, failed attitude.

    2. ledefensetech profile image69
      ledefensetechposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      The doggie doesn't seem to understand that some people like those living in the Falklands might choose to live under the Commonwealth, much like Guam, Puerto Rico or Micronesia are territories of the US.

  15. Plants and Oils profile image86
    Plants and Oilsposted 8 years ago

    You are being very  strange, so I'll leave you to be strange on your own.

    1. tksensei profile image59
      tksenseiposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Leaving alone - great concept.

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    Louidam1posted 8 years ago

    I hope he RIP.  I'm glad he is one of the Kennedy's that died of natural causes.

    1. nicomp profile image56
      nicompposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Shame we can't say the same of Mary Jo.

  17. maven101 profile image75
    maven101posted 8 years ago

    I'm not missing the guy...

    He was known around DC as a drunken jerk that disrespected and used women...His lack of personal integrity showed early in Harvard where he was expelled not once, but twice for cheating on exams or paying someone else to cheat for him...The man was a characature of himself...a fat drunk with the IQ of an ice cube...Good riddance..

    1. nicomp profile image56
      nicompposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Of course, George Bush was vilified for being a 'legacy' at Yale. The Liberals have such a short memory.

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      Madame Xposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Right on target Maven - I just didn't have the ovaries to come out and say it.

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    ralwusposted 8 years ago

    I won't miss the man. I do think he was affected deeply by the many terrible things that took place in his younger life, and his privilege did get him far. He admitted to his 'leaving the scene of an accident' only. He was human and had many faults as I do also. He did accomplish much as a Senator and the people of MA kept him in power. I feel that he should have resigned last year but his pride would not allow it. Now he has left his party one vote short for their agenda until they hold a special election that would not need to be held if his party had not changed the law in MA stripping their Governor the right to appoint another.
    I have, in respect, lowered my flag in his honor as a very influential Senator. I'll speak no more of him to dishonor him as he is now gone.

    1. ledefensetech profile image69
      ledefensetechposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Well, well, well.  Things are looking up.  the Dems are stymied in their efforts to ram legislation through Congress.

    2. IntimatEvolution profile image81
      IntimatEvolutionposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Exactly, but still he was a murderer.  He bought his way out of the mess, and he may have been able to fool the American populace- but will he be able to fool the entity or entities in charge of his afterlife.  I doubt it.

  19. Bibowen profile image90
    Bibowenposted 8 years ago

    To honor the late "Lion of the Senate" for his contribution to health care reform, perhaps we could call the new health care law the Mary Jo Kopechne Health Care Reform Act. In her case, "health care delayed was health care denied."

  20. Bibowen profile image90
    Bibowenposted 8 years ago

    In my ongoing tribute to the late senator....

    He’s passed, the Senate’s Lion
    The libs in ole Mass are cry'in
    Camelot years came his way
    but he drank them away
    Now all maidens, in relief, are sigh’in

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