The family of Ted Kennedy has set up an official Twitter account, @kennedynews, to keep people up to date on memorial and funeral activities. It's being updated by "Kennedy family and staff." Check it out:
English comedian and The Daily Show correspondent John Oliver sits down with the Phoenix to determine who has the better breed of lunatics, the U.S. or England?
When you see all the crazies that populate this country, are you ever tempted to just turn tail and head back home?
have clearly never seen the homegrown hooligans that we have.
Congress to Summer
The official word on the Ted Kennedy Motorcade:
Senator Kennedy's motorcade will be making its way up from Hyannis Port
tomorrow at approximately 3pm to head to the JFK Library.
People who wish to honor Senator Kennedy are urged to line the
motorcade route at the Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway, City Hall
Plaza and the Boston Common, in front of the Statehouse on Park Street.
TED KENNEDY IN BOSTON: A PHOTOGRAPHIC JOURNEY
Previewing his eulogy for Ted Kennedy, which he'll deliver on Saturday, President Barack Obama sent this email to his followers last night:
Michelle and I were heartbroken to learn this morning of the death of our dear friend, Senator Ted Kennedy.
While no dates and times have been set, it's now being reported that Ted Kennedy will be laid to rest alongside John and Robert in Arlington National Cemetery -- but not before a Boston sendoff.
Plans call for Kennedy to lie in state at the JFK Library and Museum, which is about a 10 minute walk from where he was born: St.
We expected a right-wing smear campaign against the late Ted Kennedy, but who knew the Republican attack machine could out-Twitter its progressive rivals? The late Ted Kennedy was enjoying a ride at the top of Twitter's trending topics earlier today -- following what we feel ought to be called the #MJbump -- but even this morning it became clear that a backlash was brewing, even in 140-characters-or-less land.
According to Maureen Dowd's most recent column: "If [she] read all the vile stuff about [her] on the Internet, [she'd] never come
to work. [She'd] scamper off and live [her] dream of being a cocktail waitress
in a militia bar in Wyoming."
If anybody out there reading this is friends with everybody's favorite New York Times speed bag, please tell her that I mean no harm.
The Lion of the Senate delivers an impassioned stemwinder in 2007, screaming at his GOP colleagues, shaming them over their craven obstruction of a measley $2.10 increase of the minium wage.
"Do you have such disdain for hardworking Americans that you want to pile all your amendments on this? What is it about
the minimum wage that drives you Republicans crazy? What is it? What is the price that the workers have to pay? What is it about
working men and women that you find so offensive?!"
JOHN F. KENNEDY LIBRARY AND MUSEUM "In remembrance of Senator
Edward M. Kennedy, the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library will have
condolence books available for the public to sign during normal Museum
operating hours, 9am – 5pm." [JFK Library]
JOHN F. KENNEDY SCHOOL OF GOVERNMENT: will be posting an online tribute to Senator Kennedy later today at http://www.
A force: Never in his long career has Ted Kennedy been more vital or central to political life. [Boston Phoenix]
CNN and Boston.com are reporting that Kennedy succombed to brain cancer tonight at his home in Hyannis. Tributes are already in progress on all the major networks, which have cut into late-night programming to run highlight reels from his career.
Evan Ratliff has gone missing - intentionally - and the hunt is on. The person who finds him will get $5000.
He wrote a piece for this month's Wired magazine about people who disappear, and is trying it himself for a month, hoping to elude a crowdsourced effort to find him and win the cash.
You can find all you need on wired.
Over at the Daily Beast, Max Blumenthal has a quick, gratifying article which exposes the crackpot roots of the the right-wing's obsession with so-called "death panels." Blumenthal traces this utter lunacy back to, well, utter lunatics: the rhetoric appears to have been absorbed from comments made by Lyndon LaRouche's followers.