Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Exit stage left

I was encouraged during my schooling days (not quite "taught"...but they tried) that if I had nothing good to say, I should say nothing, and that it's impolite to speak ill of the dead. And so, I thought I did pretty well keeping my unflattering opinions to myself when Jacko the child-molester went Tango Uniform.

Similarly, without anything nice to say on the occasion of Ted Kennedy's passing, I'll remain relatively silent. The liberal-left, for whose cause he was the most prominent banner-bearer, will shamelessly try to play the event to their advantage. Watch today or tomorrow and see them try to dedicate another push for their socialized-medicine, big-government scheme "to his memorial legacy" or some such hogwash.

I'll only link to what a few others have written, far better pundits than I...

Always among my favorites, Flopping Aces documents a few of the facts of Teddy's life.

Michelle Malkin appropriately takes the high road.

And linked from Ms. Malkin, The Anchoress brings more generosity than I could muster.

Wait. Okay, updated from M/M, Kennedy did in fact campaign for Ronald Reagan and against the peanut-head. So that's two things worthy of celebration, at least.

Update: Fuck that. I'll mourn for Mary Jo Kopechne, who died in vain. Her murderer went unpunished. Miss Kopechne was failed by the law, and her killer spent his life perverting the law. I say that's a despicable trade-off. Her death shouldn't be reduced to a metaphor, but isn't what he did to her the exact same thing he's done to this country during his entire career?

Here, little girl...climb in my car while I drive recklessly and drunkenly along this bridge that has no guardrails. I'll pretend that what I'm doing to you may have some benefit for you.


Now, I'm going to save my own worthless hide, so you'll just have to fend for yourself. Sorry that I had to lock you in. Having you tell others about my questionable sobriety (or incompetency) just would not do.

My country is worse off for him having escaped earthly justice. The only good thing to say is that now, at least, he won't be driving any of us around anymore. Let's just hope we can kick out a window before it's too late.


  1. Jeff,
    I was taught the same way you were, don't say anything if you can't say something nice! However I think our mothers would forgive our disobedience considering we are fighting for our
    constitution-the time for being nice is OVER.
    As for Ted, yeah he escaped earthly justice but I would not want to be in his shoes now! He's going to have a long hot summer.

  2. Thanks for commenting, Grandpa Smith. And come on back by anytime.

    I agree that the time for playing nice is gone, that right now we're in the time of not-nice dialog, which, if the dialog doesn't start having some effect, lots of folks are getting ready for not-nice actions.

    Me? I'm sharpening my pitchfork.