Monday, August 31, 2009

Teddy, Michael and The End of Fairy Tales

Andrew Brietbart on the deaths of two icons.
With the deaths of Sen. Edward M. Kennedy and Michael Jackson, the summer of '09 marked the merciful ends to Camelot and Neverland, iconic American fairy tales whose story lines should have come to merciful ends long ago when their charismatic protagonists took dark and irredeemable turns.

Read the whole thing.

12 Comments:

Anonymous Bob said...

Gil - Thanks again for posting another axe job that defines Kennedy by Chapaquitic, and attempts to smear Kennedy by making comparisons to Jackson. This is garbage. Remember this. Unlike Jackson, Kennedy was a hell of a lot like the rest of us who post here. He loved to drink, he loved beautiful women, he loved his family, and he loved his politics.

August 31, 2009 at 10:17 AM 
Blogger steve mcdonald said...

I don't know Bob, I don't recollect driving any of my dates off bridges...


How's the proper link between Dogfighting and hunting coming along?

August 31, 2009 at 11:35 AM 
Blogger Pro Christ Pro Gun said...

Bob:

Did you demand from others or give that kind of respect to Ronald W. Reagan when he died, and are you going to be as kind when George W. Bush passes on?

C. Scott Shields, Esquire
www.cscottshields.com

August 31, 2009 at 1:23 PM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The only more celebrated death than Bush's will be Cheney's. Both are war criminals for their support of torture and violations of US and International law.

Then they'll face God's judgement, which will be eternal damnation.

August 31, 2009 at 1:32 PM 
Anonymous jake said...

Bob,
Read the article again. I found it to be thoughtful and understated in its analysis of the media and their relationship to celebrities.
As far as being like Ted Kennedy, you couldn't be more off-base. I drink responsibly, think my wife is the most beautiful woman in the world, work hard at raising my son to be a quality human being, and despise the duplicity and hypocrisy of modern politics.
I have never killed another human being, much less taken advantage of a starstruck young woman blinded by wealth and notoriety. I certainly am not so sociopathic that I could ever joke about it. I never facilitated the rape of young woman by setting a disgusting example for my son and nephew. I could never "lynch" Judge Clarence Thomas or "bork" Judge Robert Bork in a show of political gamesmanship and liberal loyalty.
I try to think and speak consistently so people can judge me as authentic and possessing integrity. I don't think Ted Kennedy believed in anything other than his bloated ego and protecting his family's overblown myth.

August 31, 2009 at 1:45 PM 
Anonymous Bob said...

Scott - Reagan? Yes I did. George Bush Sr.? I'll give him that kind of respect too. W? Like I said in a previous post, a man should be remembered and judged by his intentions and accomplishments, not by his misfortunes and youthful indiscretions. With Bush that would include the handling of 9/11, Katrina, Iraq and the economy. And in case you missed a previous post -
Scott-

1. Be a little less obvious when checking out my girlfriends.

2. Not all mushrooms are mind altering.

3. Thanks for offering to buy me a drink.

Steve - You never got behind the wheel after drinking too much?

August 31, 2009 at 2:29 PM 
Anonymous Bob said...

Sorry Jake. I wasn't talking about you. I was talking about the rest of us.

September 2, 2009 at 9:31 AM 
Anonymous jake said...

Bob,
Thanks for the kind words, but you are far too modest.
I think it is fair to say that all of the members of this blogging community, even those who skulk in the shadows of anonymity, are better human beings than Ted Kennedy.

September 2, 2009 at 5:46 PM 
Anonymous Bob said...

Jake - hmmmm. You really think so?

September 2, 2009 at 9:32 PM 
Anonymous Bob said...

Jake - Just another reminder. And I know Steve will love this comparison.
Kennedy was drunk and had an accident that resulted in the death of one woman. Bush was sober and took us to war based on trumped up intelligence, resulting in the deaths of close to 100,000 Iraqi civilians and 4,336 U.S. military. And he joked about it! Who can forget Bush looking under the oval office desk and proclaiming "No WMD's under here", while servicemen were being gunned down in Iraq. And of course you'll give Bush a pass on acting like a drunken spoiled brat until he was forty, and his DUI at the age of thirty.

September 2, 2009 at 9:51 PM 
Blogger steve mcdonald said...

Bob, what would you do without George W. Bush? I'll give the former president credit - he recognized he had a problem and stopped drinking and has been open about it. Teddy, well, some people never learn. From the bridge to nudging his nephews/sons to go out drinking (William Kennedy Smith come to mind?) Teddy never learned.

September 3, 2009 at 9:51 AM 
Anonymous Bob said...

Steve- Good point. Because lets face it. I don't have Dick Nixon to kick around anymore. Of course it's perfectly acceptable for you to trash Ted Kennedy before the corpse is even cold. Like I said Stve. You have alot of class. So answer this question. Did you ever get behind the wheel after having one to many?

September 3, 2009 at 11:24 AM 

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