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The Chappaquiddick Incident

The Kennedy family have somewhat of a reputation, and, quite obviously, not much of a positive one, despite being a, at one time, presidential family in the early 60’s. Over the years certain well-known incidents and tragedies befell the family though; this eventually causing some to believe the family is quite literally cursed in some way – The “Kennedy Curse” as it became known.

Forty-eight years ago on a dark night on a quiet island off Massachusetts, Senator Edward M. “Ted” Kennedy drove his car off a bridge after leaving a party with a young woman, killing her, and forever marring his legacy.

Edward Kennedy, the brother of John F. Kennedy, was a United States Senator who got caught in a scandal involving the death of Mary Jo Kopechne on July 18, 1969. Kopechne was a teacher, secretary, and political campaign specialist to Senator Kennedy’s campaign. The accident occurred on a foggy night and after a night of drinking. Ted was caught in a web of lies and bad decisions that left Kopehcne, a woman who was not his wife, dead.

As with most things Kennedy-related, the incident at Chappaquiddick is one of those things that will always be talked about and analysed, because it involves one of the most fascinating families on the planet. The Kennedy family is used to scandal and gossip surrounding them, but the incident at Chappaquiddick involved the late Ted Kennedy.

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After years of opposing nuclear power the Green taliban Australia are coming around to it

After decades of telling us nuclear power is evil, despite more people dying in Ted Kennedy’s car than in US nuclear accidents, the green taliban have now worked out that nuclear power is the only truly green power solution.

Now in Australia the green taliban are realising that they really need to embrace nuclear power if they are to come even close to maintaining our lifestyle and reduce emissions.

ALARMISTS like Jay Weatherill now finally admit nuclear power isn’t actually a terrifying mass-killing menace.

Now they say we need nuclear to stop their latest terrifying mass-killing menace — global warming.

Can you believe these guys? Nuclear power has switched from our greatest threat to greatest saviour. Yet none of these hypesters has said sorry for having peddled such baseless scares.

Take Weatherill, South Australia’s Labor Premier. As a budding politician he was “­opposed to nuclear power, all elements of it”, but this week said he’d changed his mind.

Now he was calling a royal commission to “consider what role our state can potentially play in the fuel cycle for the peaceful use of nuclear energy”. See, Weatherill reckons a nuclear industry might help save his struggling state.

The most obvious money-spinner would be a nuclear waste facility, like one Pangea tried to sell in 1999 that would have earned us $2 billion a year.

It makes sense. We have the stable geology and stable government to store the world’s nuclear waste, safe from earthquakes and terrorists.

But such facts never used to count with the likes of the unapologetic Weatherill. Such alarmists instead mounted the usual scare against Pangea and ran it out of town. Pangea couldn’t even get interviews with the young Howard government.   Read more »

Is Martha Cloakley the Sue Moroney of American Politics?

The Democrats in Massachusetts are not particularly smart. When Liberal Lion Teddy Kennedy keeled over there was a special election held, and the Democrats nominated Martha Cloakley.

Cloakley managed to lose Teddy’s senate seat to male model Scott Brown.

So in 2014 they select Cloakley to run for governor. She loses quite badly, getting beaten by about 2%.

Republican Charlie Baker was elected governor of Massachusetts on Tuesday, Fox News and ABC News project.

Incumbent Gov. Deval Patrick (D) decided not to seek re-election, though the Massachusetts governorship is not term-limited, leaving the field wide open for Baker, Democrat Martha Coakley and three Independent candidates.

Coakley, the first woman to serve as attorney general in Massachusetts, has been serving since 2007. In 2010, Coakley made an unsuccessful bid to represent the state in the U.S. Senate.

Baker ran unsuccessfully for governor as the Republican candidate challenging Patrick in 2010. He currently works at a venture capital firm.

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Good Riddance Ted Kennedy

Senator Ted Kennedy has died and he can now finally make his peace with Mary Jo Kopechne forty years after he killed her. In the 1969 Chappaquiddick incident, the car Kennedy was driving ran off a bridge and plunged into water, resulting in the death of passenger Mary Jo Kopechne.

As the old joke goes, more people have died in Ted Kennedy’s car than in US nuclear accidents.

Monkey Boy Len Brown

Presumably everyone has seen Microsoft bigwig Steve Ballmer do his nut on stage in the famous Monkeyboy Dance video.

Aortic Len has clearly been likewise inspired. Here’s a clip of him doing the Mayoral Monkeyboy Rap at the recent music awards.

Something is definitely not quite right with Len Brown.

 

 

Manbabies????

Ok this is weird…I think?

 

ManBabies.com - Dad?

 

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More evidence of an uncaring government

IHC garden workers out of a job – New Zealand news on Stuff.co.nz

I have blogged on this repeatedly and have copped abuse from leftist arseholes as a result, but as I predicted the newspapers are now filling with dis-heartened and crapped upon disabled people who have lost one of the few enjoyments in life these deserving folk get.

The government on this issue alone should be tossed from power. Admittedly I am personally affected by this stupid law, but I mean even the most dim-witted could have seen this happening.

[quote]Only one of the dozen Selmes Road Garden Centre workers has a job after the centre closes its gates for the last time today.

"It's not good. It's hard on us. We wanted it to keep going," said Richard Ashton. 50, who has worked at the nursery for 12 years.
Tomorrow the amended Disabled Persons Employment Promotion Act comes into place giving disabled people the right to the minimum wage.

IHC director of advocacy Philippa Sellens said in a statement IHC was celebrating the repeal of the act, which had allowed some people to work without annual leave or sick leave or with no right to join a union.
"For 47 years the law allowed people with disabilities to be discriminated against in the workplace," Ms Sellens said.

However Selmes Road Garden Centre manager Nick Freeth said: "At the end of the day, the majority of the disabled, especially the mentally disabled, have been disadvantaged by the repeal of the disability act."

IHC's service arm Idea Services announced in August it would sell the garden centre as it did not want to be an employer.

This was met with anger and concern by workers, their caregivers and many in the wider community.
A Marlborough IHC founder Mick Murphy was outraged by a memo people affected by the new law received from Idea services manager Martin Anderson suggesting employees could become self employed.

"Staff will support you in this where needed, but the bulk of the work would need to be done by you," the memo read.
Mr Murphy said: "My intellectually disabled daughter, who cannot read or write brought home this (memo)."

Like many of the others at Blenheim's vocational bases she could not understand the content of it, he said.[/quote]

Ms Sellens should change her name to Sellout, because that is what she has done to these people. Instead of arranging a party to celebrate she should be packing her desk. Even her own organisation has gone against the party line of celebration and shown the rest of us what this law means by saying that "did not want to be an employer." They shut the doors despite the main organisation having a fricken party.

Arseholes!!

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