The Summer of RIP


Let us all who have belief in a higher power (and those who don’t) be thankful that we are still here after this summer… a lot of peoples went away… so on that note

R.I.P

Michael Jackson
Ed McMahon
Farrah Fawcett
DJ AM
Baatin
Chuck Daly
Ted Kennedy
Alexis Arguello
Arturo Gatti
Vernon Forrest
John Hughes
Les Paul
Walter Kronkite
Koko Taylor
Steve McNair

and everybody else who left this summer… so many went and I hope that they are all resting in peace… Appreciate life y’all… it might go before you know it…

Peace.

E

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Senator Edward M. Kennedy 1962-2009


img article kennedy lion of the senate gallery Senator Edward M. Kennedy 1962 2009

http://kennedy.senate.gov/

Edward MooreTedKennedy (February 22, 1932 – August 25, 2009)[2][3] was a United States Senator from Massachusetts and a member of the Democratic Party. In office from November 1962 until his death, Kennedy served nine terms in the Senate. At the time of his death, he was the second most senior member of the Senate, after Robert Byrd of West Virginia, and the third-longest-serving senator in U.S. history. He was best known as one of the most outspoken and effective Senate proponents of progressive causes and bills. For many years the most prominent living member of the Kennedy family, he was the youngest brother of President John F. Kennedy and Senator Robert F. Kennedy, both victims of assassinations, and the father of Congressman Patrick J. Kennedy.

Kennedy was born in Boston and raised in Massachusetts, New York, Florida, and England. He attended Harvard College and served in the U.S. Army. He graduated from Harvard in 1956 and from the University of Virginia School of Law in 1959. His 1958 marriage to Virginia Joan Bennett produced three children and ended in divorce in 1982. He was a manager in his brother John’s successful 1960 campaign for president. He then worked as an assistant district attorney for Suffolk County, Massachusetts. Kennedy entered the Senate in a 1962 special election to fill the seat once held by his brother John. He was seriously injured in an airplane crash in 1964 and suffered from lifelong back pain as a result. Kennedy was elected to his first six-year term in 1964 and was reelected seven more times.

The 1969 Chappaquiddick incident, which resulting in the death of passenger Mary Jo Kopechne, significantly damaged his chances of becoming President of the United States; his 1980 presidential election ended in a primary campaign loss to incumbent Democratic President Jimmy Carter. Kennedy was known for his oratorical power: his 1968 eulogy for his brother Robert and his 1980 Democratic National Convention rallying cry for American liberalism being among his best-known moments.

Kennedy was the chairman of the United States Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions. He became known as “The Lion of the Senate”, due to his long history and influence in the legislature. More than 300 bills that Kennedy and his staff wrote have been enacted into law. He was known for his ability to work with Republicans and to find compromises among Senators with disparate views. Kennedy played a major role in passing many laws that have affected the lives of all Americans, including the Immigration and Nationality Act of 1965, the National Cancer Act of 1971, the Comprehensive Anti-Apartheid Act of 1986, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, the Ryan White AIDS Care Act in 1990, the Civil Rights Act of 1991, the Mental Health Parity Act in 1996 and 2008, the State Children’s Health Insurance Program in 1997, the No Child Left Behind Act in 2002, and the Edward M. Kennedy Serve America Act in 2009. In the 2000s, he was a leader of several unsuccessful efforts at immigration reform. Over decades in office, Kennedy’s major legislative goal had been enactment of universal health care, which he continued to work toward during the Obama administration.

Kennedy battled a malignant brain tumor first diagnosed in May 2008, which greatly limited his appearances in the Senate; though he survived longer than doctors first predicted, he died just before midnight on August 25, 2009 at his home in Hyannis Port, Massachusetts.

This family has lost it’s sons to service to this country but never asked for anything in return……Mr.Kennedy’s final effort was to support health care for everyone let’s work and pray that our legislators honor his memory by passing a substantive health care bill……In conclusion I like many other Americans say thanks and pray that you Mr.Senator Edward M. Kennedy rest in peace for the peace that you have brought to many.

~Mistajay~

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The Empire Interview…Thanks Nanci O!!!


nanci o The Empire Interview...Thanks Nanci O!!!

Here’s  the interview for those who missed it……..

www.nancioradioshow.com/2009/08/empire-interview.html

thanks to those who checked it out and supported!!

~mistajay~

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OPINION: Democrats Are Too Soft


dnc OPINION: Democrats Are Too SoftFrom pittsindeed.wordpress.com:

So, it’s looking like the public option in the health care reform debate has been successfully shouted down by (white) people throwing temper tantrums at town halls across our great nation. I’m not bothered by the fact that they fear a pinko takeover destined to last ten generations. Tickled maybe, but not bothered. Frankly, as an American, I support their right to express how they feel about legislation that may affect their lives. Harangues aside, they drew their line in the sand.

The thing that bothers me in this situation is the thing that has always bothered me about Democrats: Their disappointing lack of toughness. Say what you will about Republicans–and there is PLENTY to say–but they justify their thug on a daily basis when it comes to things they believe in. Some will say they play dirty pool; that they manipulate facts and appeal to the lowest common denominator to further their agendas. To that I say: Yea. Exactly. They understand that sometimes, politics is a matter of flexing muscle, not a MENSA convention.

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THought of the Day


Some people are too  intimate with people online and not intimate enough with people in there own lives……….

Mistajay

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THE Empire on the Radio


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In The Cypher


Still there… 3rd round and we’re still runnin… if you haven’t voted yet… http://www.kiss957.com/pages/jox/inthacypher.html … HOOK IT UP!!!

Peace.

E

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words of wisdom


Culture is an elevated expression of the inner voice which the different peoples of the Earth have heard in the depths of their being, a voice which conveys the vibrant compassion and wisdom of the cosmic life. For different cultures to engage in interaction is to catalyze each other’s souls and foster mutual understanding.

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