I always say, I read the Flash Report so you don’t have too and in the days since the California Supreme Court’s ruling overturning bans on Gay Marriage, the whining on this blog is nothing short of a gut buster for lefties like us.
Jill Buck from San Francisco had a heartfelt post about the diagnosis of a brain tumor in Massachusetts Senator Ted Kennedy.Ã‚Â Here it is.Ã‚Â It’s marvelous, high brow, respectful and heartfelt.Ã‚Â An excerpt reads:
Like the rest of his family, Senator Kennedy could have done anything with his life, but he chose to champion the people. Whether we agree with his policies or not, there is no question that his motivation to help the poor, the needy, and the disadvantaged were at the heart of his actions and achievements. ItÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s too easy for naysayers to chide the Senator for his faults and imperfections, but none of us are perfect. Senator Kennedy is human, and we all make mistakes, but the greater lesson of his legacy lies in the modus vivendi that drove him to give voice to those not born to power and wealth. We canÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t be reminded enough that he didnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t have to do this; he didnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t have to spend his life in front of the volatile and fickle political firing squads. Yet, he did.”
Jill is a total class act.Ã‚Â Ã‚Â And then Jon Fleischman ruined it.Ã‚Â With this comment:
Wow, Jill.For a few moments, you took me to a higher place.
Then I remembered what an key role Ted Kennedy has had in taking away freedom and liberty from everyone in America and it brought me back to Earth.
Like you, I wish him Godspeed for a healthy recovery. No one, including a political adversary, should have to grapple with the tragedy of cancer.
Nice Jon.Ã‚Â Very classy of you.Ã‚Â
Ted Kennedy has taken away freedom and liberty from everyone in America?Ã‚Â Quite a statement that you can’t back up.Ã‚Â I don’t believe you know anything about the Senator’s record; there’s a great Adam Clymer biography of Kennedy I suggest you read.Ã‚Â Ã‚Â Take away freedom and liberty…you mean like how Republicans want to deny freedom and liberty for Gays and Lesbians who wish to marry?Ã‚Â HowÃ‚Â you will defend the Yacht Party’s taxÃ‚Â sloophole while school’s lay off teachers and increase class sizes.Ã‚Â Ã‚Â Here’s a few short words on Senator Edward Kennedy’s impact on America:Ã‚Â
In April 2006, Kennedy was selected by Time as one of “America’s 10 Best Senators”; the magazine noted that he had “amassed a titanic record of legislation affecting the lives of virtually every man, woman and child in the country” and that “by the late 1990s, the liberal icon had become such a prodigious cross-aisle dealer that Republican leaders began pressuring party colleagues not to sponsor bills with him”.
This, my friends, is a new low from the Flash Report.