Tuesday, June 26, 2007

For those who haven't heard it yet...

Ted "Murderer" Kennedy sings in spanish.


Chris said...

I dislike Ted K. as much as anyone else, but I'm curious as to who exactly he killed?

Scott said...

Chris read this.


Rick said...

Scott, don't confuse him with facts.... they don't like that.

Chris said...


Who's "they" that you speak of?

Anthony DeLucca said...

Chris: This is all based on memory, I haven't yet looked up the specifics....but you get the general idea.

In the 1960's, he was responsible for the death of a woman by the name of Mary Jo Kopechne (spelling??)
She was a passenger in a car that Kennedy was driving, when it went off a bridge over the Chappaquidick river. Kennedy escaped the car, however Mary Joe did not. kennedy walked home, and failed to report the accident for 8 hours (I believe this is correct). It is widely believed that the lapse between the accident, and reporting the accident was so that Kennedy could sober-up. Meanwhile, Miss Kopechne, who was trapped in the car, drowned.

There are some who believe that because of where Miss Kopechne was found in the car, she was alive when Kennedy escaped, and very well may have survived had Kennedy either helped her from the wreck, or called the police immediaetly.

Either way, Kennedy has not been foung guilty of any death related to the incident.

the bullshit police said...

... but even so, it's enough for Miglavs to justify calling him "Ted 'Murderer' Kennedy."

Contrast that scenario with the present situation: President Bush, responsible for an illegal war that's resulted in the deaths of hundreds of thousands of Iraqis, and thousands of American troops.

It would never occur to our little blogger man to write "George 'Murderer' Bush."

Welcome to the mind of Daniel Miglavs.

Chris said...

OK see I have never heard of this until today, so it struck me as odd to see "murderer" as his middle name.

I personally don't like Kennedy at all, I think he's a joke of a leader and a person. And I hope rick wasn't trying to lump me in with any liberals or whatever who get confused by facts. That would be dumb.

KS said...

Kennedy is not only a murderer, he is a traitor. Just as the Republicans and Democrats who support illegal alien amnesty. Bush is the mastermind of this - in desperation looking for a legacy and stupid is as stupid does ! From the President's actions, there may be something to the North American Union.

Call or email all Senators to tell them to kill this ridiculous nonsense before it becomes a real problem !

Polish Immigrant said...

I lost faith in Democracy when I learned that people like Kennedy get reelected.


Anonymous said...

Interesting Katu online poll.

R Huse said...

Now even Ted Kennedy's foibles still all boil down to Iraq in the feeble mind of some. News flash - Ted Kennedy is as innocent of murder as OJ.

It's all about Iraq...It's all about Iraq... It's all about Iraq.

Talk about zombie like. No matter what the subject these people simply cant make any other argument. The amazing thing is how inane it sounds when one notes these same peoples silence about Clintons Yugoslavia and numerous other mass bombing fiascos. Or hey, how about Rawanda? Of course that would require thought and not simple repetition of a mantra.

a left-wing zombie said...

Rhuse: If by "these same people" you are referring in general terms to the American left -- not the Democratic Party apparatus and its reliable supporters, but those to the left of that political corpse -- then you are flat-out wrong. Totally wrong. Demonstrably wrong. Your assertion has absolutely no basis in fact, and -- in reality -- is refuted by the facts so thoroughly that one cannot help but question whether anything you say is grounded in so much as a shred of reality:

The following is an excerpt from a letter that was signed by several activists that most people on this blog would brand "anti-American" because they have the audacity to oppose the imperial presidency of George W. Bush and the war in Iraq. It was written in response to the Clinton administration's use of force in Yugoslavia in the 1990s, and it was circulated within the Green Party:

"We do not believe that our government's war against Yugoslavia is motivated by humanitarian concerns. This is evidenced by their refusal to airlift food and water to desperate refugees within Kosovo, as well as the paltry sums allocated for refugee relief as compared to the billions of dollars spent on the bombing. The Clinton Administration's great reluctance to pursue a negotiated solution to the conflict also indicates that this intervention is mainly about power: showing the world that the United States (and NATO, which it largely controls) is the self- appointed international policeman, and stands above international law and the United Nations. They are waging their war against civilians, destroying the Yugoslav economy and killing hundreds of innocent people, in order to demonstrate and consolidate their power.

This letter was signed by many of "these same people" you smear with your lie, including MIT linguistics professor Noam Chomsky and Edward S. Herman.

This is ONE example, Rhuse. Many, many more could be cited. I will direct you to one, so you can witness the full depth of your own ignorance. It's the left-wing publication Counterpunch, edited and written by Alexander Cockburn, and it's an accounting of the atrocities presided over by the Clinton administration in Yugoslavia. When you visit it, please take note of the title that appears in the top bar of your browser: "Clinton's legacy of craters and corpses."


This is not to say that the left spoke with one voice on this issue, nor did those who protested the Clinton administration's illegal bombing campaign receive any support from the Democratic Party -- which, by the way, totally demolishes the ridiculous idea that the Democratic Party is made up of out-of-control left-wing communist maniacs that Daniel Miglavs fears will burst through his door one day carrying a hammer and sickle and seize his guns and Bible. But there WERE many principled people on the American left who opposed that illegal campaign as vigorously as we are now opposing the war in Iraq.

Your "zombie" comment reveals a stunning ignorance of history and current affairs -- and, indeed, of the very people you regard as your political opponents. The next time you feel inclined to make a sweeping statement like the one above, check yourself and ask: "Do I really know what I'm talking about, or am I just talking out of my ass?"

Scottiebill said...

Anthony d- If memory serves correctly, Kennedy was never even charged in the Chappaquiddick incident. And, I seem to remember, too, that the Kennedy's bought off the Kopechnies before a suit could be brought against Teddy. I could be wrong, but that is what I remember. But, then again, that was some 40+ years ago.

And Polish Immigrant - I fully agree with you in your assessment of Teddy Kennedy. But, at the same time, there has to something wrong with the people of Massachusetts who keep on electing him to the Senate time after time. And the same could be said about them electing John Kerry back to the Senate. The voters of Massachusetts need desperately to rethink their priorities in their voting preferences, at least in the case of the two Ks.

Anthony DeLucca said...

To Scottie:

I believe that the only charge he copped to was "Leaving the scene of an accident". He paid a fine and that was it.

Interestingly enough, his expired license was "fixed" prior to appearing in court. (his drivers lic was expired 5 months prior to the accident).

Anonymous said...

By the way.....I keep hearing about the "Illegal War in Iraq"

Under whose law is this war Illegal? Someone please give me some facts and details.


Anthony DeLucca said...

Dear Bullshit Police:

Start policing yourself. Where are the statistics on Iraqi Civilian deaths that read in the "Hundreds of Thousands" like you claim?

Do you count terrorists as civilians?? Where do your numbers come from? Is it a legitimate source, or is it from some obscure website that did their own research?

I hear about the Iraqi Civilian deaths from wingnuts like Rosie O'Donnell and others....but I've never seen where the get their stats. Did they just yank the numbers from thin air??

State your source.

Zinfandel said...


A little Kennedy-related tip on the Amnesty Bill in the Senate right now:


Anonymous said...

As a Democrat Activist (though I'd likely be Green if I still lived in P-town), it remains difficult beyond belief why any Progressive would back an "Immigration Reform" (Eventual Amnesty) Bill that rewards another Republican president? Just as Ronald Reagan used the Amnesty of 86 to usher in a permanent underclass of cheap, union-busting wage-reducing 'immigrants'- George W. Bush is requesting the same -- and YOU'RE giving it to him!

In his 2004 book; AMERICAN DYNASTY (Aristocracy, Fortune, and the Politics of Deceit in the House of Bush), author Kevin Phillips has this to say about GW's policy, history and 'reasoning' on immigration:

"Over the years, Texas business has always wanted low-cost labor -- workers for the state's warehouses, sweatshops, crop fields, domestic service, and sales counters. Local industries, some of them refugees from northern taxes, regulation, and unions, thrived on both low wages and taxes kept down by minimal public services."

"In addition to laws inimical [hostile] to unions, the proven solution for keeping costs down has been Mexican laborers -- either illegal immigrants or temporary guest workers brought in under the pre-1964 bracero program. Their presence in the Texas labor market also applied downward pressure on other wages."

"Many employers preferred the illegals, who were compliant as well as cheap. As governor, George W. Bush opposed efforts to deny undocumented aliens public education and health care, but compassion was hardly a paramount motive: Low-wage labor was simply too important to discourage. Arguably, taxpayer-provided services were a subsidy of sorts to the labor attitudes of farmers, ranchers, and business owners who employed the illegals."

"It was no coincidence that within weeks of his 2001 inauguration, Bush as president endorsed a harsh labor agenda -- less regulation of workplace safety, relaxation of rules against the federal government doing business with companies that violate labor laws, and permission for states to opt out of minimum-wage increases. The AFL-CIO's national political director was moved to quip that "George Bush makes Ronald Reagan look like Mother Jones."

My Progressive friends -- are you aware of this? If so, demand our Democrat Representatives refuse to grant another labor-wrecking heathcare-busting Amnesty deal with this failed president and his corrupt administration -- before it's too late!

Ben Dover said...

Idiot. You fucking idiot.

the bullshit police said...

Mr. DeLucca:

The source is the October 21, 2006 issue of the peer-reviewed British public health journal, "Lancet," and is based on scientific research conducted by the article's four authors, Gilbert Burnham, Riyadh Lafta, Shannon Doocy and Les Roberts, all of whom are affiliated with the John Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, based at one of the most prestigious and highly-ranked universities in the United States.

The article is entitled "Mortality after the 2003 invasion of Iraq," and appears in Volume 368 on pages 1,421 through 1,428. It is annotated with 36 footnotes.

Funding for research was provided by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the Center for Refugee and Disaster Response and the John Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

In the article, the authors make the following conclusion. The italics are my own, for emphasis:

"We estimate that, as a consequence of the coalition invasion of March 18, 2003, about 655,000 Iraqis have died above the number that would be expected in a non-conflict situation, which is equivalent to about 2.5 percent of the population in the study area."

Leon said...

Apparently that lifetime supply of Tequila-for-Scamnesty has already been delivered.

Anonymous said...

A powerful rebuttal, Leon ... those physicians at John Hopkins are just a bunch of scam artists! Tequila-for-Scamnesty? I doubt you're bright enough to have thought of that yourself ... let me guess: something you heard on Lars Larson?

Anonymous said...

Anon 2:11

You give yourself away as a fraud in your first sentence when you state "As a Democrat Activist"--if you actually were an activist in the Democratic party, you wouldn't use the word "Democrat" as an adjective--it's only wingnuts who do that. "Democrat" is a noun, "Democratic" (as in "Democratic Party") is an adjective.