Wednesday, August 26, 2009

America Has Lost A Giant

Edward "Ted" Kennedy 1931-2009

Sen. Edward Moore Kennedy, the youngest Kennedy brother who was left to head the family's political dynasty after his brothers President John F. Kennedy and Sen. Robert F. Kennedy were assassinated, has died at age 77.

Ted Kennedy suffers convulsions during Obama's luncheon

Known as the "liberal lion of the Senate," Kennedy championed health care reform, working wages and equal rights in his storied career. In August, he was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom -- the nation's highest civilian honor -- by President Obama. His daughter, Kara Kennedy, accepted the award on his behalf.

Sen. Edward M. Kennedy, known as Ted or Teddy, was diagnosed with a malignant brain tumor in May 2008 and underwent a successful brain surgery soon after that. But his health continued to deteriorate, and Kennedy suffered a seizure while attending the luncheon following President Barack
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You can judge the greatness of a man by his works and deeds and also by the people who despised him. In everyway the man was a giant and will be missed.


Note from the Count: if any of the usual cocksuckers post on this thread get rid of them.

Edit form Jonathan: "The work goes on, the cause endures, the hope still lives and the dreams shall never die."

Godspeed, Sen. Kennedy. We need more men like him in the Senate, now more than ever.

9 comments:

Count Istvan said...

This one is getting to me. Like he was family. Actually many in my family's passing wouldn't hurt this much.

Count Istvan said...

After tomorrow I am shutting down the blog Until Monday and will be open to only members of the blog as a tribute.

Jonathan said...

This really sucks. A great man, and a model progressive that Democrats need more than ever.

et said...

I agree, Count. I'm actually teary about this. It feels like he was one of the last sparks from a positive, transformative time in American history, that burned all the brighter in the shadow of his two brothers' untimely deaths. Nobody remaining in the Senate has anything near his stature, in past legacy or in current moral high ground.

Let us but hope his passing brings a moment when nonsense is beheld for what it is, and our legislators do something meaningful and right in service of the cause that meant so much to him.

Count Istvan said...

I better cool it. I have no tolerance for cocksuckers like EZ Flow tonight.

et said...

No kidding. Spouse asked me what the blogosphere is saying, and I said I'm going nowhere near the Freepers for several days. I would blow a gasket.

Count Istvan said...

No kidding. Spouse asked me what the blogosphere is saying, and I said I'm going nowhere near the Freepers for several days. I would blow a gasket.

This was on off topic of Newshounds. I ask for him to be banned. but good old Nip stood up for him .

et said...

I saw that, Count. Looks like Siobhan whacked his comments on that thread. Good for her - I for one can't stomach that crap right now.

Count Istvan said...

She is one of the best.

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