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Fri Jun 14, 2013, 10:41 PM

Senator Kennedy at the 1980 Democratic National Convention - May we never forget.

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Reply Senator Kennedy at the 1980 Democratic National Convention - May we never forget. (Original post)
Xipe Totec Jun 2013 OP
midnight Jun 2013 #1
Xipe Totec Jun 2013 #2
Smarmie Doofus Jun 2013 #3
Xipe Totec Jun 2013 #4
Smarmie Doofus Jun 2013 #5
Xipe Totec Jun 2013 #6
SheilaT Jun 2013 #10
freshwest Jun 2013 #11
Moostache Jun 2013 #12
midnight Jun 2013 #13
Bombero1956 Jun 2013 #7
Xipe Totec Jun 2013 #8
colsohlibgal Jun 2013 #9

Response to Xipe Totec (Original post)

Fri Jun 14, 2013, 11:01 PM

1. Men and women losing their jobs just shy of retirement is going on here in Wisconsin-please be

aware...

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Response to midnight (Reply #1)

Fri Jun 14, 2013, 11:04 PM

2. If ever there was a reason to join the Democratic Party, this is it.

That's why I'm here.

That's what I care about.

Sad to see the meager responses to this post.

I thank you for yours, you are a true Democrat.

Peace!


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Response to Xipe Totec (Reply #2)

Fri Jun 14, 2013, 11:10 PM

3. You shamed me into reccing it. n/t

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Response to Smarmie Doofus (Reply #3)

Fri Jun 14, 2013, 11:11 PM

4. Let's all remember WHY we're here.

And thank you for the rec.


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Response to Xipe Totec (Reply #4)

Fri Jun 14, 2013, 11:15 PM

5. Off topic but not really:

Was that pre-teleprompter?

I remember the speech... I think I saw it live.....but I don't remember him speaking so ..."nervously" is the best word I can come up w. right now.

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Response to Smarmie Doofus (Reply #5)

Fri Jun 14, 2013, 11:18 PM

6. That's the real thing, no editing. Teddy as he really was

Nervous, anxious, conscious of the moment and what it meant.

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Response to Smarmie Doofus (Reply #5)

Sat Jun 15, 2013, 01:32 AM

10. Teleprompters have been around

for half a century now. Notice he never has to look down at notes. That's how you know he's using a teleprompter.

In any case, that speech is, as far as I'm concerned, the best speech ever. It could be delivered today with almost no changes at all and you'd never guess it was written more than thirty years ago.

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Response to Xipe Totec (Reply #2)

Sat Jun 15, 2013, 01:46 AM

11. Thanks, Xipe. Loved him, loved them all. K & R. Never forget.









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Response to freshwest (Reply #11)

Sat Jun 15, 2013, 02:21 PM

12. The lost potential of that photo is haunting...

JFK should have lived and served 2 terms ('61-'69) - ending the Vietnam War before it ever got to its height.

RFK and Teddy may have had different timelines - maybe they would have also gone on to head administrations of their own, maybe not, but if Dallas 22/Nov/63 had failed, the world we live in would be incalculably different.

Some of RFK's words and speeches haunt me to this day, both for their truth and their unmet human needs.


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Response to Moostache (Reply #12)

Sat Jun 15, 2013, 07:46 PM

13. The older I become the more aware I become of the huge potential that was stopped....

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Response to Xipe Totec (Original post)

Fri Jun 14, 2013, 11:22 PM

7. Good I miss that man

I wonder what he would think of the idiots in Washington today.

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Response to Bombero1956 (Reply #7)

Fri Jun 14, 2013, 11:26 PM

8. +1. nt

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Response to Xipe Totec (Original post)

Sat Jun 15, 2013, 12:21 AM

9. Miss You Ted

On a trip to Boston some years ago, on a walking tour, we ran into Ted waiting on his car - he could not have been more friendly, he cheerily posed for pictures with us, a big smile on his face like we were old friends.

You can just imagine what he went through after what happened to his brothers, thinking he could be next. In spite of that he always fought the good fight for regular people.

RIP Teddy

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