Wednesday, August 26, 2009

The LuLac Edition #920, Aug. 26th, 2009

SNAPPLE "REAL FACT" #701, it takes more water to fill a bathrub than it takes to enjoy an average length shower.



Sen. Edward M. Kennedy of Massachusetts, the last surviving brother in a political dynasty and one of the most influential senators in history, died Tuesday night at his home on Cape Cod after a year-long struggle with brain cancer. 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. “This was a guy who put people before money” noted talk show host Kevin Lynn.
For nearly a half-century in the Senate, Kennedy was a steadfast champion of the working class and the poor, a powerful voice on health care, civil rights, and war and peace. To the American public, though, he was best known as the last surviving son of America's most glamorous political family, the eulogist of a clan shattered again and again by tragedy. His family announced his death in a brief statement released early Wednesday. "We've lost the irreplaceable center of our family and joyous light in our lives, but the inspiration of his faith, optimism, and perseverance will live on in our hearts forever," the statement said. "We thank everyone who gave him care and support over this last year, and everyone who stood with him for so many years in his tireless march for progress toward justice, fairness and opportunity for all."
Kennedy was elected to the Senate in 1962, when his brother John was president, and served longer than all but two senators in history. President Barack Obama called him “The greatest Senator of our time. "For five decades, virtually every major piece of legislation to advance the civil rights, health and economic well-being of the American people bore his name and resulted from his efforts," said the President.
Exactly one year before his death, Kennedy gave a rousing speech at the Democratic National Convention in Denver, where Obama accepted the presidential nomination
Kennedy ran for President in 1980. The photos you see were taken on Public Square by this writer. The sun has finally set on the Kennedy dynasty but the legacy and hopefully the dream will live on. From the 1980 convention:


At 9:05 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I feel for his family. If I knew them I would express my sympathies. I have trouble mustering sympathy for him. He let someone die a slow horrific drowning death and cowardly salvaged his career over her life. I guess his suffering was karma? I don't know.

It will be amazing how we glorify and lionize this sad excuse for a member of the human race. You can never erase cruelty or cowardice from your past.

At 10:06 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'd like to have admired Ted Kennedy. I know he did some great work in the Senate, but no matter what he accomplished his selfish
cowardly actions resulted directly in the death of another human being
and that is impossible to overcome.
I wish he lived long enough to work with the President on this health care effort. As it is he lived 40 years beyond 1969 while an innocent young woman spent those years in a grave. Lets not make a hero of a selfish coward!

At 1:59 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dave, heard you on Sue Henry today and as always you were a beacon of common sense in a whole range of calls that sometimes bordered on the ridiclous and distasteful. Kudos to Sue Henry for steering the rocky waters of the Ted Kennedy issue. I just hope to heavens all the naysayers who were damning his soul are perfect because they too will be judged for the incivility and unkindness.

At 2:29 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Look guys, the best thing about WYOU TV not doing news is that we don't have to see the left leaning liberal godless blogger/site editor whatever he is on TV. David Yonki and his ilk spout the cradle to grave philosophy that is socialism, nothing more, nothing less. I'm surprised Yonki wasn't up on that island driving the Senator around with that girl in 1969. Teddy is dead and now we have to be inflicted with the loss of a lion. Lion my butt!

At 2:39 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

He was a lion The Cowardly Lion. Yes he put people before money. He used other peoples money while the principal of the Kennedy fortune remained untouched and continued to grow. Amazing how easy it is to be generous with the earnings of others

At 2:56 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey 239PM, let me get this straight. You castigate the Kennedy's for letting their fortune grow yet the GOP celebrates the Wall Street bonus babies as private enterprise at its best. At least the Kennedys in their wealth did not wish to keep down others or screw others in the process. My God.

At 3:05 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Where do you thinlk the kennedy fortune grew? Wall st, the chicago merc exchange. The kennedys benifited from all those awful wall streeters.

At 3:29 PM, Blogger David Yonki said...

I'm surprised Yonki wasn't up on that island driving the Senator around with that girl in 1969.

At 4:24 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

2:29 I am a socialist if having an interest in the wellbeing of my fellow man and being open to ideas which might benefit others makes me so. No citizen in this country
need be without health care. No
child should go to bed hungry or
worse yet not have a roof over their head let alone a bed! We are a great country, but we could be truly great. Look where greed got us! Lets try compassion and respect for all our people for awhile and see how that works out.

At 10:59 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

hey anon 4:24pm they tried that in the former USSR, we all see how that worked out..


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