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(The New Republic)   Ted Kennedy, Jr. mentioned as possible John Kerry successor; in other news, La Brasserie in DC plans to re-open with cocktail waitresses trained in martial arts and sexual-harassment law   (tnr.com) divider line 44
    More: Interesting, John Kerry, Edward Kennedy, Jr, cocktail waitress, obama, Teddy Jr., Joseph P. Kennedy, Boston Herald, dc plans  
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2012-12-20 10:03:14 AM
Man, I did a crappy job of picking my parents.
 
2012-12-20 10:15:03 AM
Maybe he should take up flying.
 
2012-12-20 10:18:06 AM
http://www.slashfood.com/2005/08/03/la-brasserie-closes-its-doors/ S ubby sounds old.
 
This, however, is still open and fantastic:  http://www.labergerie.com/index.php
 
2012-12-20 10:24:24 AM
Enough of the farking Kennedys already.
 
2012-12-20 10:32:29 AM
Moral of the story: if you're having trouble getting any, have your name legally changed to Derek Jeter,  Jr. and dumb girls from Massachusetts will put out.
 
2012-12-20 10:48:20 AM

BillCo: Maybe he should take up flying.


Thanks BTW!
Merry Christmas.
 
2012-12-20 11:10:06 AM
userserve-ak.last.fm
/obligatory
 
2012-12-20 11:37:46 AM
I'm really not big on the idea of dynasties. Is it wrong that I really liked the idea of Ben Affleck running for the seat?
 
2012-12-20 01:09:11 PM
Didn't we agree on this? No more Kennedys in government?
 
2012-12-20 01:09:13 PM
If he's a good representative of his state, what does it matter what his last name is?
 
2012-12-20 01:10:03 PM

JerseyTim: I'm really not big on the idea of dynasties. Is it wrong that I really liked the idea of Ben Affleck running for the seat?


If it ends his self-indulgent movie career, I'm all for it.
 
2012-12-20 01:12:54 PM

JerseyTim: I'm really not big on the idea of dynasties. Is it wrong that I really liked the idea of Ben Affleck running for the seat?


Yes. Because there is a guy there probably named something like John Anybody, who would do a hell of a job if "average" people weren't excluded from the process. He's just a guy with a name that you know. I'd like for elections to stop being popularity contests. But, I'd also like to fark all of the Republican out of Stacey Dash. Neither is looking good.
 
2012-12-20 01:21:45 PM

Infernalist: If he's a good representative of his state, what does it matter what his last name is?


Some people think that if my dad happened to be a popular politician, and his public service inspired me to run for office, I shouldn't be allowed, no matter how well I might serve my constituents, because they think it's the same as unelected monarchies. I don't get it.
 
2012-12-20 01:22:40 PM
Obama really should appoint someone else. We just spent a ton of money throwing that fark Scott Brown out of office, we don't need to give him another way to get back in so soon.
 
2012-12-20 01:24:23 PM

The Dreaded Rear Admiral: Obama really should appoint someone else.


LOLWUT?
 
2012-12-20 01:27:22 PM
While the Kennedy's have done some shameful things over the years, those that have held public office have been largely honorable in their approach to the job. I guess I mean they don't seem to be trying to further enrich themselves at the expense of the working class. They don't come off as nakedly ambitious as the Clinton's, or as condescending as the Bushes. It doesn't bother me at all.
 
2012-12-20 01:27:30 PM

doyner: The Dreaded Rear Admiral: Obama really should appoint someone else.

LOLWUT?


I'm on a different topic than you. Think dynamically.
Except if you're taking issue with my use of "appoint", in which case you know what I mean, don't be a pedant.
 
2012-12-20 01:27:44 PM

Car_Ramrod: Infernalist: If he's a good representative of his state, what does it matter what his last name is?

Some people think that if my dad happened to be a popular politician, and his public service inspired me to run for office, I shouldn't be allowed, no matter how well I might serve my constituents, because they think it's the same as unelected monarchies. I don't get it.


Yeah, and Jayden and Willow Smith are genuinely good actors and singers and got their despite their cursed name.
 
2012-12-20 01:28:30 PM

The Dreaded Rear Admiral: Obama really should appoint someone else. We just spent a ton of money throwing that fark Scott Brown out of office, we don't need to give him another way to get back in so soon.


Agreed. What about Susan Rice? I think she's done a great job as UN ambassador, and is ready for prime time. I think she's someone even the Republicans could support.
 
2012-12-20 01:29:15 PM
whomever is appointed to the position is highly unlikely to become the eventual senator once the special election is actually done, so this is barely even an issue.
 
2012-12-20 01:30:23 PM

doyner: The Dreaded Rear Admiral: Obama really should appoint someone else.

LOLWUT?


I'm pretty sure he means he should appoint someone besides Kerry for SoS.


I still think it's a huge longshot for the GOP to win a Senate seat in Massachusetts twice in 3 years.
 
2012-12-20 01:31:09 PM

Car_Ramrod: The Dreaded Rear Admiral: Obama really should appoint someone else. We just spent a ton of money throwing that fark Scott Brown out of office, we don't need to give him another way to get back in so soon.

Agreed. What about Susan Rice? I think she's done a great job as UN ambassador, and is ready for prime time. I think she's someone even the Republicans could support.


I'm picking up your sarcasm.
 
2012-12-20 01:37:04 PM

Mugato: Car_Ramrod: Infernalist: If he's a good representative of his state, what does it matter what his last name is?

Some people think that if my dad happened to be a popular politician, and his public service inspired me to run for office, I shouldn't be allowed, no matter how well I might serve my constituents, because they think it's the same as unelected monarchies. I don't get it.

Yeah, and Jayden and Willow Smith are genuinely good actors and singers and got their despite their cursed name.


Yea, and Michael Douglas, Jeff Bridges, and Josh Brolin are genuinely shiatty actors. Prince Fielder and Ken Griffey, Jr. are awful at baseball. What's your point?

Don't you think voters should be allowed to vote for whoever they want? If they happen to be related to someone else that was/is a politician, who cares?
 
2012-12-20 01:39:31 PM

The Dreaded Rear Admiral: Car_Ramrod: The Dreaded Rear Admiral: Obama really should appoint someone else. We just spent a ton of money throwing that fark Scott Brown out of office, we don't need to give him another way to get back in so soon.

Agreed. What about Susan Rice? I think she's done a great job as UN ambassador, and is ready for prime time. I think she's someone even the Republicans could support.

I'm picking up your sarcasm.


3.bp.blogspot.com
 
2012-12-20 01:47:29 PM
Hmmm... A Kennedy in the House (Suck it, Bielat) and a Kennedy in the Senate for Massachusetts?

That'll get the peanut gallery around here howling, to be sure.

If he runs and his platform is half-way decent and his opponent is the typical GOP douche bag, this Masshole will happily vote for him.

Hell, it's too bad we can get Barney Frank in there somewhere. I voted for him numerous times. The guy was a great representative for those of us down here on the South Coast.
 
2012-12-20 01:49:18 PM
Back in the mid-80's my wife worked for a non-profit called "Very Special Arts Massachusetts." The idea was to identify classrooms where the special ed kids weren't getting any art lessons and arrange to send teachers in there. One night we went to a fundraiser and Teddy's Jr. and Sr. were both in attendance. They both gave speeches; Sr.'s was lackluster and canned, while Teddy Jr. gave a deeply felt, deeply affecting speech. Afterwards I was standing on line for the buffet when Teddy Jr. came hobbling up on his crutch to the fellow behind me. "Guy, they got a whole side o' beef ovuh heah," he said and the two of them took off at speed for greener pastures.
 
2012-12-20 01:55:45 PM

clambam: Back in the mid-80's my wife worked for a non-profit called "Very Special Arts Massachusetts." The idea was to identify classrooms where the special ed kids weren't getting any art lessons and arrange to send teachers in there. One night we went to a fundraiser and Teddy's Jr. and Sr. were both in attendance. They both gave speeches; Sr.'s was lackluster and canned, while Teddy Jr. gave a deeply felt, deeply affecting speech. Afterwards I was standing on line for the buffet when Teddy Jr. came hobbling up on his crutch to the fellow behind me. "Guy, they got a whole side o' beef ovuh heah," he said and the two of them took off at speed for greener pastures.


CSB
 
2012-12-20 02:25:12 PM
It as if you took the original 1960's JFK and distilled him a thousand times until you had homeopathic 2012 Kennedy
 
2012-12-20 02:30:20 PM
Pants full of macaroni!!: Didn't we agree on this? No more Kennedys in government?

Not valid until there are no more Bushs in government.
 
2012-12-20 02:34:44 PM

clambam: Back in the mid-80's my wife worked for a non-profit called "Very Special Arts Massachusetts." The idea was to identify classrooms where the special ed kids weren't getting any art lessons and arrange to send teachers in there. One night we went to a fundraiser and Teddy's Jr. and Sr. were both in attendance. They both gave speeches; Sr.'s was lackluster and canned, while Teddy Jr. gave a deeply felt, deeply affecting speech. Afterwards I was standing on line for the buffet when Teddy Jr. came hobbling up on his crutch to the fellow behind me. "Guy, they got a whole side o' beef ovuh heah," he said and the two of them took off at speed for greener pastures.


wow, that actually is very cool. Sounds like they did(do?) good work.
 
2012-12-20 02:47:55 PM
Enough with the Kennedy's already!
 
2012-12-20 02:48:43 PM

Mugato: Enough of the farking Kennedys already.


Whoops. I see this was covered already.
 
2012-12-20 03:08:56 PM

TheOther: Pants full of macaroni!!: Didn't we agree on this? No more Kennedys in government?

Not valid until there are no more Bushs in government.


I thought we agreed on that too. Apparently I was misinformed.
 
2012-12-20 03:12:15 PM

incendi: Man, I did a crappy job of picking my parents.


If you're Mormon and Jehovah's Witness, can you pick your parents retroactively?
 
2012-12-20 03:13:27 PM
Aristocracy is fun, isn't it?
 
2012-12-20 03:25:24 PM

SuperT:
wow, that actually is very cool. Sounds like they did(do?) good work.


They seem to still be in business.

Link

There's a national organizaton too, plus lots of state level programs.

Link

They were paying my wife a pittance even for 1983--like $8,000 a year. Her job was to make sure the artists showed up where they were supposed to show up when they were supposed to show up. Amazingly, these were not always the most responsible people in the world (my favorite excuse from that time: "I couldn't go to work because I was ovulating").

My understanding is that you're much better off donating your money to VSA because it provides a year long program, as opposed to the Special Olympics, which shows up at the school for a week or so then disappears.
 
2012-12-20 04:03:43 PM
I disapprove of "political familes". Kennedys, Gores, Bushes, Cuomos, you name 'em.
 
2012-12-20 05:26:03 PM

Infernalist: If he's a good representative of his state, what does it matter what his last name is?


His state is Connecticut, not Massachusetts.
 
2012-12-20 05:26:53 PM
Joe Kennedy III may serve in the senate someday. fark, anyone who first gets elected to the house at his age has a chance, and I get the sense more voters here like than dislike the kennedy name.

But I see no good reason why Ted Kennedy Jr. would be a senator. He's not even a politician.
 
2012-12-20 05:51:19 PM

birdboy2000: But I see no good reason why Ted Kennedy Jr. would be a senator. He's not even a politician.


That would be a positive for him.
 
2012-12-20 07:03:54 PM
For awhile in the 90s there was a swarm of Shrivers (Kennedy cousins) running for office here in Maryland. I once mistakenly almost ran over one who was standing on the shoulder of a road during evening rush hour, waving his campaign sign.

/don't know what happened to them, haven't seen one on the ballot in years
//old enough to remember the Kennedy idolatry from the 60s
 
2012-12-20 08:46:30 PM

Lost Thought 00: JerseyTim: I'm really not big on the idea of dynasties. Is it wrong that I really liked the idea of Ben Affleck running for the seat?

If it ends his self-indulgent movie career, I'm all for it.


www.nuclearsalad.com
 
2012-12-20 09:42:39 PM
As a Massachusetts liberal born in '85, I'll say this: the Kennedy brand does nothing to convince me of a candidate's worthiness.
 
2012-12-20 10:02:01 PM

TheOther: Pants full of macaroni!!: Didn't we agree on this? No more Kennedys in government?

Not valid until there are no more Bushs in government.


False equivalencies. Both sides are bad and all that. Except that the Kennedys were exemplary in contributing to government. And Poppy Bush was so slouch either when he wasn't Skull and Bonesing Iran-Contra, Noriega, other intrigues. Just because Baby Bush was so destructive doesn't disqualify Kennedys.
 
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