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Senator Ted Kennedy dies at 77

August 26th, 2009 . by TexasFred

Senator Ted Kennedy dies at 77

BOSTON - Sen. Edward M. Kennedy, the liberal lion of the Senate and haunted bearer of the Camelot torch after two of his brothers fell to assassins’ bullets, has died at his home in Hyannis Port after battling a brain tumor. He was 77.

In nearly 50 years in the Senate, Kennedy served alongside 10 presidents — his brother John Fitzgerald Kennedy among them — compiling an impressive list of legislative achievements on health care, civil rights, education, immigration and more.

His only run for the White House ended in defeat in 1980. More than a quarter-century later, he handed then-Sen. Barack Obama an endorsement at a critical point in the campaign for the Democratic presidential nomination, explicitly likening the young contender to President Kennedy.

To the American public, Kennedy — known to friends and foes alike simply as Ted — was best known as the last surviving son of America’s most glamorous political family, father figure and, memorably, eulogist of an Irish-American clan plagued again and again by tragedy.

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The President, the Dems, libbers and RINOs can ALL sing his praises, that is the hypocrisy we ALL expected, but I am not going to honor a murdering son of an Irish bootlegger. I am hoping that Mary Jo Kopechne was waiting for him with a Louisville Slugger!

I have NEVER been a supporter OF Teddy Kennedy, and I won’t prostitute me, or my blog and become one now. I don’t intend to denigrate, nor will I celebrate his passing.

I can’t, in good conscience, and won’t, pile any honors on a man that was far less than honorable in my opinion!

EDIT: After seeing a few comments on other blogs, on Facebook, and in my comments section here, I have to say this, if you feel so inclined to blast off on Kennedy, by ALL means, have at it. I won’t stop you, nor will I edit your words. There are many Americans that truly detest Edward Kennedy, I am one of them, and I have said all I can say and remain even remotely civil.

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Sen. Ensign’s admission blurs conservative image

June 17th, 2009 . by TexasFred

Sen. Ensign’s admission blurs conservative image

LAS VEGAS (AP) – For much of his public career, Sen. John Ensign has appeared a model of the religious right. By this week, he had become just another politician diminished by scandal. Rattled, humbled and alone at the podium, Ensign acknowledged to reporters an extramarital affair, the sort of moral failing he’s criticized in the past.

The Nevada Republican once called on President Bill Clinton to resign, declaring “the truth must come out.” In October 2007, he was sharply critical of former Sen. Larry Craig, of Idaho, calling the Republican’s arrest in an airport bathroom sex sting “embarrassing for the Senate.”

His own admission Tuesday came at a time when the two-term Nevada Republican was building his national profile and assuming leadership in his party. He had recently traveled to Iowa, fueling speculation about his White House ambitions.

The senator has said the Republican Party was in need of new leadership. He hoped to be among the fresh faces, and he built his resume by serving as the GOP’s top Senate candidate recruiter in 2008 and as chairman of the Republican Policy Committee in the Senate, the fourth-ranking leadership post. On Wednesday, he resigned from the position on the policy committee.

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On July 18, 1969 Ted Kennedy was directly responsible for the death of Mary Jo Kopechne. He left her to drown in the car that his drunken self drove off that bridge on Chappaquiddick Island. Ted Kennedy is STILL a United States Senator. I have NEVER heard the libtards scream for his resignation. Just sayin’.

Should Sen. John Ensign resign?? Yes, I believe he should. I believe that would be the correct and decent thing to do, otherwise, he’s just another hypocrite RINO that claimed Conservatism and didn’t live up to the responsibility OF that mantle.

For Nevadans, he was known as a polished pro-business Republican and well-spoken ally of the state’s religious conservatives. He was a member of Promise Keepers, a men’s Christian group that espoused devotion to family and marriage.

Even more reason to resign I believe. I am not judging Sen. John Ensign, I am not going to demand that he DO anything, but I will say this, if he has a decent bone in his body, the simple shame of his actions should dictate how he directs his future.

This is not a case where an apology can be made and accepted by the wife and all things are forgiven. That may work for their marriage but it’s not going to get the job done for the Conservative right.

Many Christian conservatives will see Ensign’s public admission as brave and necessary, Ziser said.

If you’re going to play the game, you’ve gotta pay the price. Right?? If the so-called *religious right* isn’t outraged and screaming for Ensign to resign, then the so-called *religious right* is at risk of becoming nothing more than a bunch of crybaby hypocrites.

Oh My God! Did TexasFred just say that the *religious right* was at risk of becoming crybaby hypocrites on this?

Well, yeah, I damn sure did. And here’s why. The *religious right* is still screaming for David Letterman’s head, over a really bad joke. One that he has apologized for profusely, twice. Letterman didn’t screw around or cheat on his wife, not that I am aware of, he made a really stupid remark that he absolutely should not have made and it came back to bite him in the ass. And millions of Americans are demanding he be fired. For a joke.

Ensign broke the sanctity of his marriage vows, he made a total hypocrite of himself, all that he claims to believe in, and all that he supposedly stands for. I fully expect the *religious right* to demand equal unemployment for Ensign, for what I perceive to be a much more serious violation of the public trust than some late night comic making a totally tasteless joke!

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Obamanomics explained

May 10th, 2009 . by TexasFred

Obamanomics explained

Who will help me plant my wheat?” asked the little red hen.

“Not I,” said the cow.

“Not I,” said the duck.

“Not I,” said the pig.

“Not I,” said the goose.

“Then I will do it by myself,” said the little red hen, and so she did. She planted her crop, and the wheat grew very tall and ripened into golden grain.

“Who will help me reap my wheat?” asked the little red hen.

“Not I,” said the duck..

“Out of my classification,” said the pig.

“I’d lose my seniority,” said the cow.

“I’d lose my unemployment compensation,” said the goose.

“Then I will do it by myself,” said the little red hen, and so she did.

At last it came time to bake the bread. “Who will help me bake the bread?” asked the little red hen.

“That would be overtime for me,” said the cow.

“I’d lose my welfare benefits,” said the duck.

“I’m a dropout and never learned how,” said the pig.

“If I’m to be the only helper, that’s discrimination,” said the goose.

“Then I will do it by myself,” said the little red hen.

She baked five loaves and held them up for all of her neighbors to see. They wanted some and, in fact, demanded a share. But the little red hen said, “No, I shall eat all five loaves.”

“Excess profits!” cried the cow. (Nancy Pelosi)

“Capitalist leech!” screamed the duck. (Barbara Boxer)

“I demand equal rights!” yelled the goose. (Jesse Jackson)

The pig just grunted in disdain. (Ted Kennedy)

And they all painted ‘Unfair!’ picket signs and marched around and around the little red hen, shouting obscenities.

Then the farmer (Obama) came. He said to the little red hen, “You must not be so greedy.”

“But I earned the bread,” said the little red hen.

“Exactly,” said Barack the farmer. “That is what makes our free enterprise system so wonderful. Anyone in the barnyard can earn as much as he wants. But under our modern government regulations, the productive workers must divide the fruits of their labor with those who are lazy and idle..”

And they all lived happily ever after, including the little red hen, who smiled and clucked, “I am grateful, for now I truly understand.”

But her neighbors became quite disappointed in her. She never again baked bread because she joined the ‘party’ and got her bread free. And all the Democrats smiled. ‘Fairness’ had been established.

Individual initiative had died, but nobody noticed; perhaps no one cared…so long as there was free bread that ‘the rich’ were paying for.

EPILOGUE: Bill Clinton is getting $12 million for his memoirs. Hillary got $8 million for hers. That’s $20 million for the memories from two people, who for eight years repeatedly testified, under oath, that they couldn’t remember anything.


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