Tuesday, September 01, 2009

The C-word unchained

Now that Senator Edward Kennedy is dead, the media have been filled with articles and editorials recounting the story of his life, and many have been notable for their attention to a particular incident on a bridge 40 years ago. It's remarkable how many people want to talk about Chappaquiddick. Until Kennedy died, the incident was considered all but unmentionable among the bien-pensants. Once he was safely evicted from this world, the dam seemed to break, and everyone wanted to talk about it. It's like that scene in 'Downfall', after Hitler and Eva Braun commit suicide. An official walks into the room where all the high-level officers are waiting for news and announces, "Gentlemen, the Fuehrer is dead," whereupon they all immediately light up cigarettes, which Hitler had forbidden in the Bunker. This is the press's cigarette moment. Even those who slavishly carried water for Kennedy and the Left for the past 4 decades felt the pressure of unnatural silence over such an appalling crime, and are finding relief in speaking of it, even if it's only to scoff that it was no big deal.


Blogger Aggie said...

Yes. There is no bias. Only all the truth that is fit to print - after the Left has approved it.

God Bless Ya'll!

Aggie, Class of '70
An Anglican Firearms "Enthusiast" (ie: Gun Nut)

9:45 am  
Anonymous Robbo said...

Oh, great! I just received Downfall from Netflix and you had to go and give away that Hitler dies!

More spoiler notices, please!


2:30 pm  
Blogger Priscilla said...

Using a left-wing icon to push their socialist health care agenda is despicable to begin with, but with the same breath mention murder... well, it is such a Dem thing to do.
BTW, I hope you are mending nicely and are able to regain your strength quickly.
best wishes

5:04 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dr. Mabuse has been reading too much Mark Steyn and seeing 'hearts' pop around the picture of his chubby little face.

It seems your recent bout with appendicitis--glad you are well--really shows how efficient your health system is...at least, according to what you posted.

10:19 pm  
Blogger Dr. Mabuse said...

The emergency care I got worked for me, yes. The fact that I was surprised and thought it worth mentioning should alert you to the state of medical care in this country. I don't bother posting my amazed gratitude every time I successfully have my teeth cleaned (as I did on Tuesday) because that's the normal state of affairs in Canada, where dental care is not run by the government. Blazing Cat Fur was dealing with our "efficient" health system about the same time I was; read about THAT adventure here: http://blazingcatfur.blogspot.com/2009/08/tgh-toronto-generally-hopeless.html

6:40 am  
Blogger Dr. Mabuse said...

Sorry for the spoiler, Robbo. At least I didn't blurt out the fact that the Nazis lost the war...d'oh! Me and my big mouth!

11:39 am  

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