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  1. #1 Little help here....Ted Kennedy and the Chappaquiddick incident. 
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    I'm getting a little dizzy from all the spin here! :eek:

    givemebackmycountry (1000+ posts) Mon Jul-21-08 11:05 PM
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    Little help here....Ted Kennedy and the Chappaquiddick incident.
    Advertisements [?]Guy that works for me threw the "Teddy Kennedy should be in jail for the Chappaquiddick incident" line at me tonight.
    Lady had a knot on her head, he left her for a day or so before he actually 'fessed up etc...

    Can anyone direct me to a place that actually explains what happened that night, so I can shut his ass up?
    He let her die. Very simple DUmmy.

    ryanmuegge (1000+ posts) Mon Jul-21-08 11:08 PM
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    1. He probably should be, but other politicians have done a lot worse. Edited on Mon Jul-21-08 11:09 PM by ryanmuegge
    Like the guy that killed thousands of civilians in Iraq. Cheney should be in jail for shooting that dude in the face. Bush should be in jail for insider trading (the Harken incident).
    So "insider trading" is worse??????????? Bah, my head hurts!

    alyce douglas (1000+ posts) Tue Jul-22-08 08:17 AM
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    49. yes, that was the thread I was thinking about
    could have been a "set up" for Teddy that nite. I wouldn't put anything past these thugs.
    lonestarnot (1000+ posts) Mon Jul-21-08 11:11 PM
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    4. Ignorant fuckers will drone on no matter what you show them.

    Lex (1000+ posts) Mon Jul-21-08 11:17 PM
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    12. Did you ask "HOW IS THIS RELEVANT to what's going on TODAY?"
    Jesus H. that was 40 years ago.

    Is that ALL they got?
    Pot, meet kettle.

    But some of them have half a brain:

    Skittles (1000+ posts) Mon Jul-21-08 11:12 PM
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    5. had he not been rich he probably would have gone to jail
    Edited on Mon Jul-21-08 11:12 PM by Skittles
    his actions following that incident seemed to be with his career in mind and not her welfare

    Beacool (1000+ posts) Tue Jul-22-08 02:02 AM
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    37. What Teddy did is inexcusable.
    Accidents do happen, but he let that girl drown without reporting the accident until the following morning. As it turns out, the poor girl was alive in an air pocket for quite a while. She died a terrible death. I sometimes have wondered if Teddy ever thinks of what he did that night and regrets not having gotten help right away. He covered his butt (he was driving drunk), but the ensuing scandal prevented him from ever becoming president.
    They'll believe anything to validate their little hero.

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    givemebackmycountry (1000+ posts) Mon Jul-21-08 11:05 PM
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    Little help here....Ted Kennedy and the Chappaquiddick incident.

    I need to shut up a rethug co-worker who is spewing truth about Ted Kennedy. I need some lies and spin from my fellow DUmmies so that I can look even DUmber than your average lbieral.
    Fixerated. :D
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    Quote Originally Posted by Junebug68 View Post
    I'm getting a little dizzy from all the spin here! :eek:



    He let her die. Very simple DUmmy.



    So "insider trading" is worse??????????? Bah, my head hurts!





    Pot, meet kettle.

    But some of them have half a brain:



    They'll believe anything to validate their little hero.

    http://www.democraticunderground.com...ss=389x3656265
    One of the things that got me was that he showed up at her funeral wearing a neck collar as if he were injured in the incident just to cover his ass !
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    Bush should be in jail for insider trading (the Harken incident).
    http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2002/jul/10/qanda.usa

    What did the SEC report say?

    The SEC report, dated August 21 1991, said that staff had reviewed thousands of pages of documents, interviewed witnesses and met lawyers for Harken and Mr Bush. It concluded that there was insufficient evidence to determine that Mr Bush had any inside information or advance knowledge of Harken's losses. The SEC recommended that the matter be closed.
    As usual, what we have are DUmmie allegations and no proof. Yet another "crime" that does not exist.
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    Just amazing!!
    Hippo_Tron (1000+ posts) Tue Jul-22-08 02:14 AM
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    39. Mary Jo Kopechne should never have gotten into the car with him as far as I'm concerned
    Edited on Tue Jul-22-08 02:19 AM by Hippo_Tron
    If he had killed an innocent bystander then yes he should've gone to jail. But my parents always taught me that if you get into a car with a drunk driver, it's your own damn fault if anything happens to you. I think that falls pretty well in line with the Republican value of personal responsibility.
    defendandprotect (1000+ posts) Tue Jul-22-08 04:52 PM
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    116. First, Mary Jo Kopechne didn't drink -- NEVER -- so that should raise your suspicions .. .
    though your advice about not getting into a car with a drunk is sound ---

    However, it may have been E. Howard Hunt driving the car --- not Ted Kennedy ---


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    norepubsin08 (62 posts) Tue Jul-22-08 02:54 AM
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    41. Mary Jo
    was drunk and puled the wheel of the car and made it plunge into the water!!! She was working for the Republicans and they put a hit out on Ted.
    As usual with the moonbats---"It's someone elses fault!!!"
    MrSlayer (1000+ posts) Tue Jul-22-08 03:21 AM
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    42. Well, the ratfuckers were actually trying to kill Ted there.
    But they got the next best thing.
    librechik (1000+ posts) Tue Jul-22-08 02:32 PM
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    93. the case was adjudicated to the nth degree, simply because he was famous
    Edited on Tue Jul-22-08 02:40 PM by librechik
    the judge found no reason to jail the man, and believe me, there was a lusty chorus of RWers, even then, who felt lynching was the answer for that particular accidental death. Meanwhile, Laura Bush kills her boyfriend in a car accident and gets away Scot free. Why should Ted pay if she didn't?

    But why are they still raking over this 45 year old incident? It is because there are SO FEW democrat transgressions, in comparison to the lengthy list of Republican criminals and convicts. BTW, an accidental death is NOT CRIMINAL, and leaving the scene, while disoriented, is also not a crime. Meanwhile, Kissinger goes free after overseeing thousands of innocent deaths in East Timor. Bush Sr gets away with killing thousands in Central America over his tainted term--NOT ACCIDENTAL DEATHS, BUT "COLLATERAL DAMAGE" from deliberate attacks on our part.

    Still, why bother. your conversation partner is obviously deluded and woefully misinformed, since he apparently hasn't read a newspaper since 1969. Did he hear about Rumsfeld ordering torture of innocents? OK to crush a child's testicles to force the parent to "confess?" We are supposed to drop that discussion and talk about an ancient incident because he can't stand talking about the endless crimes of his own side? Can we talk about this?http://groups.google.com/group/talk.politics.misc/brows...
    (Drunk Republican kills six in gross vehicular manslaughter) Or this?http://liberalvaluesblog.com/?p=302
    (Republican convicted of illegal campaign contributions to Bush) Or this?http://www.nytimes.com/2007/06/07/us/politics/07pennsyl...
    (Republican, convicted in 80s bribery, endorses Giuliani)

    I believe there were 56 convictions of corrupt politicians in Reagan's administration. Total for Clinton's two terms: 1.

    What lame, pathetic cowards they all are. They have nothing positive to recommend them.
    fed_up_mother (548 posts) Tue Jul-22-08 02:35 PM
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    95. It's been brought up because it was the anniversary of the accident
    Again, you can't compare the two. The accidents weren't the problem. Kennedy leaving the young woman to die was the problem.

    However, I believe he's made amends in his own way.

    And it will come up again every year as long as he lives, I suppose.
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    givemebackmycountry Donating Member (1000+ posts) Mon Jul-21-08 11:27 PM
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    20. D.U. is my Google and Wikipedia.
    'cause I want the ridiculous version of the story.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LibraryLady View Post
    givemebackmycountry Donating Member (1000+ posts) Mon Jul-21-08 11:27 PM
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    20. D.U. is my Google and Wikipedia.
    'cause I want the ridiculous version of the story.
    That's odd because DU as always been my daily version of the 'Best of Saturday Night Live'... except for one thing...

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    I actually never heard the whole story. Was he drinking?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Elspeth View Post
    I actually never heard the whole story. Was he drinking?
    When is he not?
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    This isn't an official Chappaquiddick thread until someone posts the Aquaman comic book image.

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