The Irreverent look
When Mom told me Teddy died I remarked good. It just automatically came out. I didn't think, it just flippantly flew out of my mouth. Mom said what do you mean good another soul gone below. Well honestly, she wasn't so poetic, she said its sad - he went to hell.
Rumor has it that Teddys last words were "Last CALL already?"
Teddy did leave a lasting legacy, history will always remember the three greatest maritime disasters, the sinking of the Titanic, the sinking of the Andrea Doria and the sinking of Teddy Kennedys car.
I still don't understand why they gave Teddy a military funeral. Can someone explain this? Maybe a naval funeral where they put him in his car, push it off a bridge and send it out to sea.
Teddy's brother Joe died in WWII, **an older sister had a lobotomy, two others brothers were assassinated, **the father had a stroke, a sister and his nephew died in a plane crash, another nephew died skiing and another died from a drug overdose and Teddy died from brain cancer. Do you think God was just a little upset at these people?
Teddy did do a lot for labor and the working man. In fact he did so much for the workingman that he helped send jobs over seas so they wouldn't have to work.
Teddy was known as the Lion in the Senate. I still think they have it wrong or who ever came up with it was misquoted. I believe it was Lyin' in the Senate.
It is a sad day really for all of us Conservatives, especially the political humorists. We will have to come up with new material. We have Obama but a big eared screaming socialist is not nearly as entertaining as a bumbling screaming Liberal drunk Irish. We will miss him. And so will the bars.
The Serious Truth
The Hero of Chappaquiddick is gone. While we mourn the loss for his family, Mr Kennedy really has been a failure as a Senator, both morally and politically. On immigration, Mr. Kennedy's policies have been a disaster:
illegals pouring into the country.
On health care, he failed to make the connection between access and cost: If you want universal coverage, then it will cost to provide those services. Finally, his stance on voting rights directly led to the DOJ action against Euclid, with devasting results.
Sad for his family, but, it gives hope to the political landscape
(this was written by a friend, I did not include his name as I wasn't sure if he wanted to be mentioned)
**Maybe I shouldn't include such an observation in an off the wall humorous email but my friend Joe pointed this out and he was being very serious, no humor what so ever here.
He said Isn't it ironic that Joe Kennedy Sr. a womanizer, as were his sons, made his daughter go through a lobotomy because she was sneaking out at night to be with men that left her a babbling retard and then he had a stroke that left him babbling.
And then I added, and JFK was shot in the head and Teddy had brain cancer. Makes one think, don't it?
NOT for the squeamish, there are many references of Rosemary's lobotomy on the web, this is just one. Why would I include it? My point is, womanizers, drunks, boot legging, making a daughter have a lobotomy, horrible legislation, this is the kind of people we hail as heros and mourn? Sad commentary on America.
"We went through the top of the head, I think she was awake. She had a mild tranquilizer. I made a surgical incision in the brain through the skull. It was near the front. It was on both sides. We just made a small incision, no more than an inch." The instrument Dr. Watts used looked like a butter knife. He swung it up and down to cut brain tissue. "We put an instrument inside," he said. As Dr. Watts cut, Dr. Freeman put questions to Rosemary. For example, he asked her to recite the Lord's Prayer or sing "God Bless America" or count backwards. ... "We made an estimate on how far to cut based on how she responded." ... When she began to become incoherent, they stopped.