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Ted Is Dead

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Well, let’s get it over with. Ted is dead, oh yes, Ted is dead. The last of the Kennedy brothers died last night from the complications of brain cancer. Like I said, lets get it over with. Ted Kennedy was not a good man, not by any normal person’s standard. He was drunkard, a philanderer, a murderer, a cheat, a liar and the least of all of it he was a liberal piece of manure. At first thought, I might not blame him as it seems like a genetic disorder. Consider his brothers shared some of the same traits and results, as did the next generation with Michael Skakel and William Kennedy Smith. All pieces of manure, with the jackass sardonic Kennedy smile, but I digress.

No, Ted was responsible for his actions, the problem is, he never was held responsible for them, not on this earth and it was a grave injustice to him. From the time his dad bailed him out for multiple cheatings at Harvard to Chappaquiddick. It just emboldened the Kennedy genes. Having read The Last Brother by Joe McGinness, I kind of feel a little sorry for Ted. He was after all the youngest, a n’er do well in school that just didn’t excel at anything. When Ted graduated from law school, it was said he wanted to move to Colorado and have his own law practice and make it by himself. Another opportunity lost to change the destiny of the Kennedy genes. I really think he resented being in that family at some point but was never able to break away. Unfortunately, he sublimated his discontent into alcoholism, womanizing, and all around bad behavior. Who can forget the waitress sandwich he had with Chris Dodd?

Anyway, by all accounts, the debt is paid in full now. Ted met his maker and whatever happened between them is done. He is now serving eternity with the punishment or reward (unlikely, but who knows? God has a fantastic sense of humor) that he received from god.
Good riddence Ted, you really were a piece of work, you could have done better with what you were given, but chose to piss it away on booze, women and felonious acts. I hope the citizens of Massachusetts get to elect someone better than you in the upcoming special election.
On a couple other notes, to add insult to injury, they are going to bury this rat bastard at Arlington. That is almost as incredulous as burying the remains of Hitler at Auschwitz. I was really hoping for a burial at sea.
Thank you for reading this blog and have a shot of scotch in memory of Der Schwimmer.
Update:
How fitting that Obamao was on Martha’s Vineyard on a vacation when Ted Died. I wonder if he visited Chappaquiddick?
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Written by James Lagnese

August 26, 2009 at 5:21 pm

My Love Affair With Teddy Roosevelt

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Is over.

Having grown up on Long Island, it’s difficult to not to know who Theodore Roosevelt was. He was the only president from Long Island, having his residence at Sagamore Hill, and being buried at Youngs Memorial Cemetery, both in Oyster Bay.

So great was this youngest president that not only does he have a monument in Washington DC, but his visage is featured on Mount Rushmore. Theodore Roosevelt embodied the triumph of the individual over anything, by shear will and determination. As much as he came from a privileged background, he had a life where he overcame shortcomings, adversity and tragedy. Anyone who has read his “Man in the arenaspeech has heard this synthesized down to it’s most empirical and elemental form.
As a young man, Teddy was my hero. He always stood up for what was right, did the right thing, and had the balls to back it up. He was also a person that could be at ease with a ditch digger or a King, and was one of the smartest and best read of the presidents, being in the small company of Jefferson, Lincoln and Washington, hence Rushmore. He was an incredible human being and I wish I could have met him, as we would have gotten along well I think on most levels. But.
The presidency of Barry O has let me reconsider Theodore in the light of progressivism. As much as TR redefined the US in the 20th century, I think BHO wished to do so in the 21st. Moreover, I think TR was misguided if not wrong about being a progressive. I agree with his championing universal suffrage and race relations, but I disagree with his stance on the government’s role in people’s lives and taxes. TR was the man who laid down the progressive and socialist fuse for his distant cousin FDR to light. For a man that championed the individual, he fomented collectivism. What irony. If I had to suppose why this is, I’d have to guess that may be TR felt guilty on some level about coming from privilege (in which time there was quite a bit more disparity between rich and poor. Our notion of middle class didn’t exist then as it does now) or may be at the other end, he was an elitist or social darwinist that thought we should care for those less fortunate through government largesse, as a shepherd tends to his flock. May be both. In addition, may be he got off at the power he envisioned the president and the government could wield in this arena. I’ve read The Rise of Theodore Roosevelt and Theodore Rex and I still look for answers. May be it’s a foibles of being a genius. Let me know if you come up.
This reconsideration of TR has led me to accept him for the man he was, but he never can be my hero again. May be that’s ok. Hero worship is such wasted energy and unrealistic anyway and as much as I feel disappointed on some level, he still was one of the greatest people to be president. In fact Barry O isn’t worthy to polish his shoes and in spite of their progressive kinship, they are not matched well at all. How that mountebank became president annoys the hell out of me, but that is another story.
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Written by James Lagnese

August 22, 2009 at 3:17 pm

Oh Canada: Even your head doctor says your healthcare system sucks

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The incoming president of the Canadian Medical Association had this to say: “Dr. Anne Doig says patients are getting less than optimal care…” This is an understatement. Still, the progressives in this country want a system just like Canada. May be all the progressives and their minions can move to Canada. It’s not that far and I am sure they will help Canadians fix their healthcare system. Sounds like a plan to me.

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Written by James Lagnese

August 17, 2009 at 6:14 am

Obama’s Radicalism: The Missing Hannity Show?

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As a public service, I will post these segments:

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Written by James Lagnese

August 14, 2009 at 10:05 pm

Uncle Ted Leads The Way

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Ted Nugent doing what he does best: Stating the case plainly, directly and without apology. I could definitely hang with this guy. Three cheers for liberty.
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Written by James Lagnese

August 14, 2009 at 8:58 pm

Posted in Evan Smith, KLRU, Ted Nugent

John Mackey Stirs The Pot

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John Mackey, CEO of Whole Foods wrote an article in the WSJ that began with the Margaret Thatcher quote “The problem with socialism is that eventually you run out

of other people’s money.” What should be instructive about that quote is that in spite of Thatcher being a staunch conservative and anti-socialist, she was never able to get socialism out of England, but I am digressing. John Mackey jumped from the frying pan into the fire with that article because a lot of his customers are progressive socialist eviro-weenies. He made the mistake of pissing some of them off. What is illustrative here is that in spite of him showing an alternative plan to Obama’s that didn’t include a government sponsored option, they crucified him as if he said everyone should die now. What these progressive enviro-terrorist socialist-fascist monkeys have proved is that they are statists. Why? Because they need to power of the government to enforce their ideas. This is so because their ideas are not supported by the facts, and what we observe. Their ideas fail in practicum.


From what I can tell Mr. Mackey is a small c capitalist and libertarian. He also is a businessman and wants to make a profit, but treat his employees fairly. I think he is on the right track, and his honesty is refreshing. So, I contend that if he loses business from the sandals and veggie burger crowd, the good people that truly appreciate freedom will fill the vacuum. To that effect, I say shop at Whole Foods, as your business will help support a businessman that respects freedom and wants to promulgate freedom. Way to go Mr. Mackey.

And to the Left Coast Rebel: You beat me to writing about this article, but I can’t publish from work. It’s too risky. Good show.

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Written by James Lagnese

August 14, 2009 at 8:31 pm

Grassley Doesn’t Get It.

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Chuck doesn’t get it. We don’t want it. The government can hardly do anything right, and we want to entrust them with healthcare? Yet he still says he’s going to fight for the bill. Fight for what? Less bad? So basically Chuck is giving us a reach around while we are getting stuck in the bum. Chuck suffers from a common disease that politicians get. It’s called do something at any cost disease. You see, politicians want to show their constituents that they are doing something, even if it is wrong, farcockt, unethical or even feckless. It’s like they can’t help themselves. May be it’s arrogance. May be it’s just part of the narcissistic personalities that most politicians have. Who knows. But if he tries to tout that he did something during all this and brought some kind of bacon home or saved us from Obamacare, I have something to tell him. I do know that come 2010, you Chuck will find out you are out of a job. Good riddance. By the way, I know the chick in the right in the photo. Good for Cindy for being there.
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Written by James Lagnese

August 13, 2009 at 7:22 pm