The Real Ted Kennedy

Discussion in 'Education' started by Sinatra, Aug 27, 2009.

  1. Sinatra
    Offline

    Sinatra Senior Member

    Joined:
    Feb 5, 2009
    Messages:
    8,013
    Thanks Received:
    1,005
    Trophy Points:
    48
    Ratings:
    +1,005
    The Real Ted Kennedy | Quazen

    While a legislative giant, and the last substantial link to America’s political Camelot, Ted Kennedy was a deeply flawed, personally dark figure, upon whose version of privileged liberalism much of America’s current problems are rooted in...

    Certainly his forty-plus years as a United States Senator are noteworthy, as are the hundreds of legislative bills he helped to gain passage of, but longevity and resulting accumulative quantity are not themselves worthy of particular note or praise. For unlike his brothers, who through the tragedy of their deaths and the seeming brilliance of their political careers, Teddy grew old before America’s eyes, with all the accompanying indignities contained therein. And not only did Teddy grow old, but he os often did it with such crass inconsideration and outright debauchery, the scope of his life was irreversibly damaged - and his death at age 77 of brain cancer will in no way fully remedy that fact...


    The Real Ted Kennedy | Quazen
     
  2. veritas
    Offline

    veritas OBKB

    Joined:
    Aug 6, 2009
    Messages:
    1,760
    Thanks Received:
    135
    Trophy Points:
    48
    Ratings:
    +135

    Bad grammar.

    "Are Rooted." would have been correct.

    Fail.

    Read no Further.
     
  3. JW Frogen
    Offline

    JW Frogen Gold Member

    Joined:
    May 10, 2009
    Messages:
    6,165
    Thanks Received:
    1,167
    Trophy Points:
    153
    Ratings:
    +1,206
    The word "would" should be capitalized at the start of a sentence.

    Anal retentive grammar is a dangerous bung hole to dive into.

    Unless one is Elton John.
     
  4. Sidestreamer
    Offline

    Sidestreamer BANNED

    Joined:
    Dec 3, 2008
    Messages:
    1,480
    Thanks Received:
    255
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Slugging whores in the jaw, because they're such c
    Ratings:
    +255
    Well, you missed the opportunity to read the words "radical" and "liberal" thrown around a lot. Though I admit that's only until the middle of the posting, since at that point I lost interest.

    I'm surprised I didn't see the phrase "out of touch" before I stopped reading.
     
  5. Mad Scientist
    Offline

    Mad Scientist Deplorable Gold Supporting Member Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Sep 15, 2008
    Messages:
    23,940
    Thanks Received:
    5,212
    Trophy Points:
    270
    Ratings:
    +7,683
    Teddy Kennedy should be the poster child for Term Limits.
     
  6. Oddball
    Offline

    Oddball BANNED Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Jan 3, 2009
    Messages:
    41,428
    Thanks Received:
    8,397
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Drinking wine, eating cheese, catching rays
    Ratings:
    +8,409
    More like the poster lounge lizard for the repeal of the 17th Amendment.
     
    • Thank You! Thank You! x 1
  7. Sarah G
    Offline

    Sarah G When Nothing Goes Right, Go Left Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Mar 4, 2009
    Messages:
    47,644
    Thanks Received:
    11,827
    Trophy Points:
    2,070
    Location:
    NW Ohio
    Ratings:
    +23,993
    He was a great man in the senate, he really gave others the spotlight while he worked behind the scenes gathering support for each and every bill whether it was his constituency or his colleagues. He really knew how congress worked and he worked it tirelessly.

    On a personal level, he was broken. I was thinking about him earlier today, it is really surprising that he lived to be 77 with all of the health issues he undoubtedly had. He was a drinker, addicted to drugs, obese, he was in the sun all the time... So many issues that could have struck him down long before this didn't.

    I don't know who in the Kennedy family can take up the baton now. Camelot seems to have faded into the abyss.
     
    • Thank You! Thank You! x 1
  8. bodecea
    Offline

    bodecea Diamond Member

    Joined:
    Jul 22, 2009
    Messages:
    89,076
    Thanks Received:
    10,372
    Trophy Points:
    2,030
    Location:
    #HasNoClothes
    Ratings:
    +23,658
    That's right...nothing says Democracy in Action like taking away the right of the People to keep Representatives they like.
     
  9. namvet
    Offline

    namvet Gold Member

    Joined:
    May 20, 2008
    Messages:
    8,682
    Thanks Received:
    1,403
    Trophy Points:
    245
    Location:
    across the pond
    Ratings:
    +2,814
    [​IMG]
     
  10. namvet
    Offline

    namvet Gold Member

    Joined:
    May 20, 2008
    Messages:
    8,682
    Thanks Received:
    1,403
    Trophy Points:
    245
    Location:
    across the pond
    Ratings:
    +2,814
    thought i recognized that avatar. how ya doin' mad man ?????
     

Share This Page