Knock yourself out, mate.
They say not to speak ill of the dead, so I’ll just have to enjoy this next beer in silence.
UPDATE for BingBing and others who may not know the background, I give you this marvelous retrospective by Carl Cannon.
“It was just a car accident, really, albeit one involving alcohol, excessive speed, and the late-night machinations of a married man partying with an unmarried woman…
There’s no way to know for sure, but the accident at Dike Bridge on Chappaquiddick Island on July 18, 1969 probably cost Edward M. Kennedy the presidency. It certainly cost Mary Jo Kopechne her life…
Here is what is known:
On July 18, 1969, Kennedy and five other men – all but one of whom was married – met six single young women who had worked on Robert Kennedy’s 1968 campaign. The women were known as the “Boiler Room Girls” for their tireless work in a windowless office in that ill-fated campaign. All of them, especially Teddy, had grieved hard when Bobby had been killed 15 months earlier…
Sometime late at night after an evening of drinking, Kennedy and Kopechne went for a drive in his 1967 Oldsmobile…
In any event, Kennedy wasn’t headed toward the ferry landing when his car careened off Dike Bridge and into the inlet known as Poucha Pond; they were heading toward the beach (to fuck – Beef)…
Kennedy got out of the car alive, Mary Jo Kopechne did not. He said he dived down several times to try and rescue her, before walking back to the cottage where his friends were staying. To do so, he passed at least four houses with working telephones, including one 150 yards from the accident with a porch light on – as well as a firehouse with a pay phone. When he got to the cottage, none of the women were told what happened. According to the 763-page coroner’s inquest, this was just the first of a series of appalling decisions Kennedy made that night, decisions that stretch credulity…
Upon reaching Edgartown, Kennedy went to his room at a local inn – it was now 2:25 a.m., — where he spent the night, and the following morning engaged in small talk about sailing with a local yachter and agreed to have breakfast with the man when Gargan and Markham showed up about 7:30. They asked him who he’d called about the accident only to receive the astounding reply: no one. Kennedy explained it this way at the inquest: “I just couldn’t gain the strength within me, the moral strength, to call Mrs. Kopechne at 2 in the morning and tell her that her daughter was dead.” But he hadn’t called the cops, either, and wouldn’t until 9 a.m.
Not reporting a fatal traffic accident is a felony in most places. On Martha’s Vineyard, if the driver is a Kennedy, it’s not even a matter of official curiosity: The local police chief never even asked Kennedy why he waited nine hours to report what had happened. The state of Massachusetts, citing Kennedy’s excessive speed on the bridge, suspended his license for six months. That was it.”
That was it. A six month driver’s license suspension for allowing a young woman to die needlessly, failing to report the accident in a timely manner, and everything else that was illegal and immoral in that litany of wrongs that night.
Ted Kennedy was a scum sucking maggot-out-of-hell shyster politician, and now he’s dead. I, for one, am glad he’s dead, and hope he suffers all of the torments of hell.
He never came clean.
UPDATE II [bing]
Senator Edward M. Kennedy’s top ten achievements.
Oh dear the health nazis are at it again, not happy with criminalising smokers and raising the price of pre mixed drinks 70%, they are onto a new atrocity.
They might seem a harmless lunchtime filler but ham, salami and devon are on the World Cancer Research Fund’s hit list.
Ok here’s the word for you concerned scum. Piss off and leave me alone, I don’t respect you and strongly believe you are out of control busybodies who are flat out providing cover for the government to raise taxes on “sins”. I am currently grumpy enough, deprive me on my morning bacon and it may just be enough to tip me over the edge…
Oh and just how huge is this organisation that have generated worldwide headlines with a non-story?
The charity’s Lisa Cooney says it is recommending parents do not give their children more than 70 grams of processed meat a week.
That is the equivalent of two ham sandwiches, or three thin rashers of bacon.
“There’s convincing scientific evidence linking the consumption of processed meats like ham, salami and bacon to an increase in bowel cancer risk,” Ms Cooney said.
“And we also know that the habits we develop during childhood can follow us through to adulthood. So parents have a really wonderful opportunity to help promote really healthy habits in their children.”
First cab off the rank “Think of the chiiiillldren!!!”, piss off and choke on a dick you harridan, you either have a SOLID mass of evidence or you have speculation and rubbery figures.
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Actor and post-9/11 conservative activist Ron Silver has died of cancer. He was only 62 years old.
“Actor and longtime political activist Ron Silver died this morning, succumbing to a long battle with cancer, friends of the liberal Democrat-turned-GOP stalwart told The Post.
“Ron Silver died peacefully in his sleep with his family around him this morning,” said Robin Bronk, executive director of the Creative Coalition, which Silver helped create.”
Godspeed Ron, I enjoyed your work immensely.
Via JF Beck, I have just learned that one of our Internet friends and frequent correspondant to many of us here, Rafe Champion, has lost his beautiful and talented wife Kilmeny Niland to a particularly aggressive form of non-Hodgkins lymphoma.
There is a lovely tribute by Nicholas Gruen at Club Troppo. Please do click over and read it.
Let our thoughts and prayers be with Rafe and his family, and let us wish them strength and peace in the days to come.
Our most sincere condolences, Rafe.
UPDATE: Another touching tribute, by SkepticLawyer who used to blog with Rafe over at Catallaxy.
UPDATE #2: “A Note from Rafe Champion,” with details of Kilmeny’s upcoming memorial service and some lovely photos he’s chosen to share.
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While most of the pedantic, two-dimensional, inside-the-box-thinking, conservative political hacks are touting Tom Ridge for the slot (Not a bad guy, but…), David Freddoso notes a far superior choice has been proposed: The Republican Governor of Alaska, Sarah Palin.
I believe this is a truly inspired idea. Gov. Palin ran as an anti-corruption outsider, and handily defeated a corrupt and entrenched Republican political machine. Plus, at 44, she would almost totally wipe the “age issue” McCain has off the slate, and since Obama is only two years her senior, there is no way they could attack her for her youth and inexperience: She has much more executive experience than Senator Obama has.
Not to mention the fact that, she’s a gorgeous woman who exudes mass quantities of charisma…
and has a super-solid family life.
Dibs on the eldest daughter! LOL!
This inspired choice would allow McCain to actually capitalize on his “maverick” persona, as Gov. Palin shook Alaska politics to the core: She’s a charming, charismatic woman, but she can also play with the big boys and kick ass.
What say ye?
UPDATE: Things are looking optimistic!
UPDATE II: Welcome to all 4500 8000 40,000 in the past few hours (so far!) people visiting us from Google. We’re a fairly opinionated right-wing blog, and you might like to take a look at our “About” page. You might also be interested in our other coverage of Sarah Palin and whether she becomes a prospective Vice President of the United States. You can find this coverage here and here. Personally, I hope she does, but you can feel free to debate the idea in comments below. All first comments are moderated, but unless you either insult or use severe profanity (and I mean severe by my standards, which generally only means the C U Next Tuesday word or the implication that someone has had a rather enjoyable erotic experience with someone who has borne a child), however if you come up with a new one, I may simply delete your comment. I, and all other contributors to this blog are more than fair in what we permit.
UPDATE III: Nayr Drahcir, don’t bother even trying. You will not be published.
UPDATE IV: A lot of people must like Palin.
UPDATE VI: Funniest observation on the announcement yet: “Put Obama and Palin on a basketball court one on one. Winner takes all!”
UPDATE VII: [spot_the_dog] No, we do not have any pictures of “Sarah Palin + Naked,” nor do we have any of “Sarah Palin + Swimsuit.” In the past 24 hours, there have been 157 separate searches on this site for “Sarah Palin Swimsuit,” and 161 separate searches for “Sarah Palin Naked.” I repeat, we have no bathing suit, swim suit, bikini, or naked pictures of Sarah Palin. What kind of people do you think we are, anyway? 😉
UPDATE VIIa: [spot_the_dog] Ace has noticed a similar search phenomenon on his blog and has a theory…
UPDATE IX: We got it! YES! Nude photo of Sarah Palin right here! (C’mon. You know you want to click.)
UPDATE X: Feel free to visit our main page and read the latest posts we’ve written.
“DALLAS (AP) — Frederick Baron, a prominent Democratic fund-raiser and wealthy Texas trial lawyer who built a fortune representing hundreds in asbestos exposure lawsuits, died Thursday. He was 61.
Mr. Baron, the national finance chairman for John Edwards’s [Another scumbag trial lawyer – Beef] Democratic presidential campaign in 2004 and whose link to the scandal of Mr. Edwards’s mistress this summer put him in an unwanted spotlight, died of complications from cancer, said Harrison Hickman, a family spokesman…
In August, Mr. Baron acknowledged sending money to the former mistress of Mr. Edwards, the 2004 vice-presidential nominee. Mr. Baron said Mr. Edwards had no involvement with the payments.”
At The Corner one poster said R.I.P. I say, good riddance to this scumbag leftist shyster who made millions off of the overblown asbestos scam and supported only leftist shyster-politicians who would work to further empower lawyers in our country. IOW, Fred Baron was an anti-American fuck and I’m glad he’s dead. As a Texan myself I’ve had to share my state with this putrid skuzz-bucket for decades. Enjoy hell, Fred.
Any. fucking. questions?
Now, I’m off to the store for some beers, which will taste especially crisp and refreshing tonight, in light of this news.
I know both Nilk and I have been dreading this day, a day we both knew was sadly coming for some time.
Being fifty, I grew up watching this guy act. To me, he was always cooler than Brando or James Dean. Only Charlton Heston and John Wayne were bigger favorites of mine, but hey, Heston did all those big Biblical epics I love and Wayne… well WTF can you say about Wayne that hasn’t been said a million, jillion times before? Bogart’s in there too, somewhere, along with McQueen.
Oh, I almost forgot: FUCK CANCER!
“John Edwards repeatedly lied during his Presidential campaign about an extramarital affair with a novice filmmaker, the former Senator admitted to ABC News today.
In an interview for broadcast tonight on Nightline, Edwards told ABC News correspondent Bob Woodruff he did have an affair with 44-year old Rielle Hunter, but said that he did not love her.”
Well, that’s a relief. He cheated on his cancer-stricken wife, but it’s OK because he didn’t love Rielle, he just wanted some strange. What a scumbag.