Jul
14
2012
3

#rsrh A PSA for any and all members of the Kennedy clan.

Your family has the alcoholism gene, and it isn’t skipping generations like it (and the substance abuse gene, which your family also has) sometimes does.

So stop drinking and doing drugs.

(Via @SissyWillis)

Moe Lane

PS: Seriously.

Jan
25
2010
1

Latest Cape Wind excuse: “A long-submerged ancestral burial ground.”

(Via Riehl World View) Let us start by correcting the Washington Post’s headline for it:

Cape Wind’s fate unclear, even in Obama’s hands

The title implies that for some reason this President is immune from the automatic suspicion that habitually occurs when an elected official has to make a decision that is vehemently and personally opposed by one of the official’s close political allies.

…two Obama appointees to agencies connected to the project’s review have links to its chief opposition, the Alliance to Protect Nantucket Sound.

U.S. National Park Service head Jonathan Jarvis is the brother of alliance consultant Destry Jarvis. And Federal Aviation Administration chief Randy Babbitt has worked for the alliance. Both are recused from any decisions involving Cape Wind.

And yet, the National Park Service is taking seriously claims that a stretch of water is a National Register of Historic Places Traditional Cultural Property, and the FAA is… never mind the FAA right now, and let’s go back to the NPS thing:

The Wampanoag argued the project would interfere with sacred rituals which require an unblocked view of the horizon and would be built on a long-submerged ancestral burial ground.

This is not actually creative of the Kennedy family: the ‘ancestral burial ground’ anti-development ploy has been around for decades, although this is the first time that I’ve seen it used for an offshore coastal situation.  That being said, it’ll be interesting to see how this plays out.  After all, the Kennedys can’t even get Marcia Coakley elected these days…

Moe Lane

Sep
08
2009
1

Massachusetts succession crisis!

Alarmingly, House Kennedy lacks a suitable heir to the vacant Senate seat!  The last real possibility declined to be elevated to the position:

BOSTON – Joseph P. Kennedy II’s decision not to seek the U.S. Senate seat long held by his late uncle, Edward M. Kennedy, has touched off a succession scramble.

(H/T: Hot Air) For those keeping track: this is the Kennedy that makes six figures running a nonprofit organization and who cozies up to Hugo Chavez.  He’s not the anti-science Kennedy with the crazy beliefs on autism; and he’s not the Kennedy with the drunk driving problem… to be more specific, he’s not the Kennedy currently in Congress with the drunk driving problem.  He’s not even the Kennedy that had the songSweet Caroline” written for her; which is a shame, because as near as I can tell that’s the most useful thing that any of the younger generations of Kennedy aristos have been associated with in my lifetime.

At any rate, the people of Massachusetts are giving serious consideration to having something called an ‘election’ for the Senate seat: no word yet whether the eventual winner will have to change his or her name to Kennedy afterward.

Moe Lane

PS: Today, John Kerry woke up, went to the bathroom mirror, and murmured “Senior Senator from Massachusetts” to his reflection.  This has become part of the little ritual of the morning for him, and helps counter the mental vertigo that comes from going through one’s days without never quite being certain what one should be doing next.

Crossposted to RedState.

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