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Saturday, August 29, 2009

Welcome to the U.S. Congress, 0 A.T.K.

Apparently, Kennedy's death marks the end of a political era. Given the sycophantic hysteria being displayed by the liberal media, I recommend we christen a new historical epoch: A.T.K. or "After Ted Kennedy". Let's kick off the new epoch with some astonishing quotes (and a song) which should make you desperate to truly be at the end of this era.

Here, Ed Klein, former foreign editor of Newsweek and former editor-in-chief of The New York Times Magazine, discusses how Kennedy used to joke about Chappaquiddick:

One of his favorite topics of humor was, indeed, Chappaquiddick itself...

I mean that is just the most amazing thing - not that he didn't feel remorse about the death of Mary Jo Kopechne - but that he still always saw the other side of everything and the ridiculous side of things too.

Yeah, what a guy. Incidentally, here is a sickening synopsis of what happened that night. (HT: Harold). I doubt you will be "guffawing" after you listen to this "side" of things.

Here, at a townhall meeting, LA congresswoman Rep. Diane Watson (D), praises Castro and the Cuban Revolution saying:

You can think whatever you want to about Fidel Castro -but he was one of the brightest leaders I have ever met - and you know the Cuban revolution that kicked out the wealthy - Che Guevara did that - and then after they took over they went out among the population to find someone who could lead this new nation and they found - well, just leave it there [laughs] -they found an attorney by the name of Fidel Castro.

First, I'd like to see her go to Miami and give that speech. Second, don't you need wealthy people to rob if you are a socialist? She should ask that question to all of the surviving Cuban refugees who for some reason left their "bright" dictator behind.

But, not to worry. The Republicans will save us. Here is the song that Sen. Orrin Hatch (R) wrote and dedicated to his buddy, Ted, titled "Headed Home". If you can listen to more than 8 seconds of this - you have my respect and sympathy.


garret seinen said...

One has to ask how much of the eulogizing of Mr Kennedy was sincere admiration and how much was political opportunism to bask in a moment of attention. In other words, how many speakers are fools and how many are manipulators? No honest individual could assess his life and grant the man a tribute.
A fitting tribute would be total silence.

Unknown said...

"First, I'd like to see her go to Miami and give that speech..."

Lol, she wouldn't make it out of the room.

garret seinen said...

Doug, just picked up this link to Mr Kennedy's actions with respect to Andropov and the old USSR.
Another stake in the heart.

The Rat Cap said...


Thank you for that amazing link.

It should not surprise anyone that the Liberal Jesus was at worst a communist sympathizer and at best an appeasing opportunist.

Another subtle aspect of that link should shock us (or not). Note the casual promise that Kennedy could deliver the American news networks/media as if it was a foregone conclusion that he could manipulate the press into watered down or positive coverage of the Soviet regime.

The left and their allies in the MSM are profoundly anti-American. Soviet style command and control and the vicious repression of dissent are the essence of modern liberal political philosophy. The deification of murderous thugs like Che Guevarra and Castro follow accordingly. It is further not surprising that we see Obama appeasing a socialist dictator like Chavez or his brother in spirit Zelaya in Honduras, snubbing the Israelis, apologizing to Muslim fanatics, etc. or that Obama learned at the side of communists like Ayers and Salinsky.

thanks again for bringing this to our attention.

Anonymous said...

The day I heard Ted Kennedy died, the song that came into my head was (Wizard of Oz) "Ding dong, the witch is dead, which old witch, the wicked witch!"

Being of Cuban descent, I love it when I hear praise for Castro?Che and Cuba. Yes, I share his Galician roots, and he's a murderer, rapist, thief and scum who destroys people. He lives by the Stalin adage, "No man, no complaint" (when justifying fusillade shooting of dissidents). I urge anybody to go to Cuba if they can, and NOT stay in the Hotel Nacional. Stay in my grandmas' house, falling apart, hole in roof, mold everywhere, forget about plumbing. Destroying a civilization and a culture is exactly what Castro set out to do, and he did. The remaining sclerotic Communist guard is fighting for the crumbs they get from the Europe of Chavez. I would be the first one to wish the island sinks into the Caribbean, it would be the only way the house would be cleaned!

The Rat Cap said...


I loved your comment! Thank you.

It's amazing to me how many in America do not understand the true nature of socialism. Often, it takes immigrants or those who have first hand experience to demonstrate the misery, poverty, and living hell that follws from statist tyranny. Ayn Rand, an immigrant from Russia, was, in my view, the greatest defender of freedom and individual rights in history.

The reason is that American's have been intellectually neutered by modern philophers in modern universities. They are unable to grasp conceptually the nature of freedom and individual rights. They have no knowledge of history, economics, or ethics. Even if they see the conditions that socialism brings about - facts which are available to anyone who looks - they are unable to grasp the cause and effect. They can not grasp that the same causes will lead to the same effects.

Today, those that fight for freedom (freedom from government coercion) in America stand for everyone who aspires to be free from the yoke of tyrants everywhere. If we do not stop it, for the first time in our history, sadly, it will be Americans looking to emigrate.