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(UPI)   Ted Kennedy not ready for the obituaries. "We'll drive off that bridge when we come to it," he never said, but really should have   (upi.com) divider line
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2009-02-22 10:20:00 AM  
now that's a clever headline
 
2009-02-22 10:35:32 AM  
The local fishwrap in Boston has spent the past week eulogizing him. They spend a day on Chappaquiddick. The series was kind of interesting- regardless of whatever you have to say about him, he's seen a lot of history.
 
2009-02-22 11:11:13 AM  

what_now: regardless of whatever you have to say about him, he's seen a lot of history.


You know who else saw a lot of history?
 
2009-02-22 11:41:37 AM  
+1 submitter
 
2009-02-22 12:19:48 PM  
too bad he knew how to swim.
 
2009-02-22 12:43:55 PM  

munchkinette: what_now: regardless of whatever you have to say about him, he's seen a lot of history.

You know who else saw a lot of history?


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doris kearns goodwin?
 
2009-02-22 01:12:54 PM  

munchkinette:
You know who else saw a lot of history?


His secretary right before they hit the water?
 
2009-02-22 01:53:25 PM  
"I'm not dead yet.. I feel fine"

"Shut up"
 
2009-02-22 01:57:02 PM  
Will he get a burial at sea?
 
2009-02-22 01:57:45 PM  
Are her panties still in the glove box?
 
2009-02-22 01:58:58 PM  
I'm sure this whole media narrative has been a huge headache for him.

/way to pick the low hanging fruit, Subby
 
2009-02-22 02:07:55 PM  
Well done, subby.
 
2009-02-22 02:13:15 PM  
Funny headline.

/sorry Mary Jo
 
2009-02-22 02:18:56 PM  

Falcc: /way to pick the low hanging fruit, Subby


Verily the truth you typeth.
 
2009-02-22 02:21:16 PM  

burndtdan: now that's a clever headline


If you think Dane Cook or Family Guy are a real hoot.
 
2009-02-22 02:35:25 PM  

burndtdan: doris kearns goodwin?


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Doris Kearns Godwin.
 
2009-02-22 02:39:18 PM  

Donald_McRonald: burndtdan: doris kearns goodwin?


Doris Kearns Godwin.



Between subby's headline and your meta-Godwin, I officially declare this thread to be the greatest thing ever.
 
2009-02-22 02:42:03 PM  

Donald_McRonald: Doris Kearns Godwin.


Oh...my God....

That is the funniest thing I have ever seen.
 
2009-02-22 02:45:32 PM  
He's so damned pickled he'll never die.
 
2009-02-22 02:47:55 PM  

Donald_McRonald: Doris Kearns Godwin.


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2009-02-22 03:24:49 PM  
Great headline. And I'm a liberal who sort of likes Teddy.
 
2009-02-22 03:57:11 PM  
He's a great chap, quit it!
 
2009-02-22 04:14:57 PM  
'Ted Kennedy not ready for the obituaries. "We'll drive off that bridge when we come to it," he never said, but really should have'

Nice one, subby.

Ted Kennedy: the very definition of 'fat bastard'.
 
2009-02-22 04:47:10 PM  

RemyDuron: Great headline. And I'm a liberal who sort of likes Teddy.


/This. I'm gonna have to steal that one.
 
2009-02-22 05:00:11 PM  

Phil Herup: A+ headline subby.


Won't be able to post these anymore once he is gone.


Ted Kennedy jokes and references will never, ever go away.
 
2009-02-22 05:04:54 PM  

Phil Herup: A+ headline subby.


Won't be able to post these anymore once he is gone.


I'm sure Fark Independents™ will find a way to shoehorn it into various political threads.
 
2009-02-22 05:33:42 PM  
I think the "he never said, but really should have" ruined the headline. I would minus one if I could.
 
2009-02-22 05:45:30 PM  
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There we go. Group effort.
 
2009-02-22 05:53:58 PM  
Ted Kennedy not ready for the obituaries. "We'll drive off that bridge when we come to it," he never said, but really should have.

Let's hope it's not the Chappaquidick!
 
2009-02-22 06:22:16 PM  
Did someone say Chappaquidick? It's not to late to make a fleeting reference, is it? Look! I know about the event we're talking about! I'm funny!
 
2009-02-22 06:30:37 PM  

Dialectic: Ted Kennedy not ready for the obituaries. "We'll drive off that bridge when we come to it," he never said, but really should have.

Let's hope it's not the Chappaquidick!


sigh
 
2009-02-22 06:35:32 PM  
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2009-02-22 07:57:37 PM  

Worship Cthulhu: Phil Herup: A+ headline subby.


Won't be able to post these anymore once he is gone.

I'm sure Fark Independents™ will find a way to shoehorn it into various political threads.


What? Democrats like murderers?
There's something to admire about Ted Kennedy?
 
2009-02-22 07:58:56 PM  

Dialectic: Ted Kennedy not ready for the obituaries. "We'll drive off that bridge when we come to it," he never said, but really should have.

Let's hope it's not the Chappaquidick!


Wow, dude. Are you Michael Scott?
 
2009-02-22 08:08:33 PM  
Ha!

/on all thread counts
 
2009-02-22 08:21:04 PM  
Dear Teddy.

Hope brain cancer hurts.

love
The rest of us.
 
2009-02-22 10:24:32 PM  

glassa: Worship Cthulhu: Phil Herup: A+ headline subby.


Won't be able to post these anymore once he is gone.

I'm sure Fark Independents™ will find a way to shoehorn it into various political threads.

What? Democrats like murderers?
There's something to admire about Ted Kennedy?


Lots of good legislative work, some bad. He went through a lot of shiat and must have been essentially scared for his life for a decade or two. He's not got the charm of John or the moral fortitude of Robert (I think if Robert Kennedy had lived to be President we might not yet have elected a Republican since), but he is a strong liberal voice in a country that seems largely filled with people that, since the 80s, have lost all pride in liberal ideas.
 
2009-02-22 11:08:40 PM  
Same kind of cancer my dad died from...glioblastoma.
That one is 100% fatal- Do Not Pass 'Go (into remission)', Do Not Collect $200.

Surgery, chemo, and radiation will buy you about a year of 'quality time'...if you discount that the chemo and radiation treatments leave you feeling like shiat warmed over (and that's on the good days)...afterwards it's downhill fast and not merciful to prolong it.

It doesn't 'hurt'- the brain itself has no pain sensors...except for everyone else around and concerned...then it hurts plenty, believe me.
 
2009-02-23 12:30:40 AM  

RemyDuron: I think if Robert Kennedy had lived to be President we might not yet have elected a Republican since


OK, but how would you work Forrest Gump into your fantasy?

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2009-02-23 07:08:06 AM  

RemyDuron: Lots of good legislative work, some bad. He went through a lot of shiat and must have been essentially scared for his life for a decade or two. He's not got the charm of John or the moral fortitude of Robert (I think if Robert Kennedy had lived to be President we might not yet have elected a Republican since), but he is a strong liberal voice in a country that seems largely filled with people that, since the 80s, have lost all pride in liberal ideas.


He was a negligent drunk and a slob who responded to Chappaquiddick not by atoning for his wrongdoing, but by continuing to behave like an ass for decades more. If his last name had been Smith, Ted would've been a political footnote and the New York Times would have spent the last 30 years giving John Kerry a tongue-bath instead.

You want a liberal who wasn't a craven appeaser of pressure groups? Here:

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Ted couldn't carry Pat Moynihan's jock, let alone drink with him.
 
2009-02-23 04:47:19 PM  

Falcc: I'm sure this whole media narrative has been a huge headache for him.

/way to pick the low hanging fruit, Subby


Thanks, Subby. The fact Chappaquiddick was mentioned suggests...something, but I'm not hopeful MA will evict their resident Camelot leftovers anytime soon. However, natural selection is doing an admirable job, so Darwin also deserves thanks.

Thanks, Beagle boy.
 
2009-02-24 11:34:04 AM  
Beelzebub has a devil put aside for he.
 
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