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    Re: Ted Kennedy to receive knighthood from Queen Elizabeth

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post

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    One of my favorite Kennedy stories:

    Back in the late eighties, I think -- Senator Kennedy is vacationing off the coast of the south of France and he's got a young nubile, very limber and flexible young woman with him, scantily clad in a nice bikini.

    We know this because paparazzi were taking pictures from neighboring boats, and the New York Daily News published the pictures, and there were a series of four pictures.

    The first picture shows them cavorting out there on the boat.

    The second picture shows us the scantily clad, nubile, very flexible and limber young woman diving in the water off the edge of the boat.

    The next picture showed Senator Kennedy jumping in after her -- which was a first for Senator Kennedy to go in the water after a woman -- and then the last picture showed them back in the boat making... uh, "having intimacies," let's say.

    The pictures made the rounds, and they showed them to Howell Heflin, a Senator from Alabama.

    He was a huge guy, and he looked at the picture and said in his brusque voice, "Well, I do declare! Ha! Why, it do look to me like Senator Kennedy done changed his position on offshore drilling."
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    Re: Ted Kennedy to receive knighthood from Queen Elizabeth

    Read Article I, sec. 9 of the Constitution. Unless Congress agrees to it in a vote, then Kennedy's acceptance of Knighthood is unconstitutional.
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    Re: Ted Kennedy to receive knighthood from Queen Elizabeth

    Quote Originally Posted by danarhea View Post
    Read Article I, sec. 9 of the Constitution. Unless Congress agrees to it in a vote, then Kennedy's acceptance of Knighthood is unconstitutional.
    Interesting. I consider myself pretty familiar with the text of the Constitution, but that passage never even occurred to me when I heard about this story. It looks like you are correct. I'm sure Congress will agree to it though.

    Here is the relevant text, for anyone interested:
    No title of nobility shall be granted by the United States: and no person holding any office of profit or trust under them, shall, without the consent of the Congress, accept of any present, emolument, office, or title, of any kind whatever, from any king, prince, or foreign state.
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    Re: Ted Kennedy to receive knighthood from Queen Elizabeth

    Quote Originally Posted by danarhea View Post
    Read Article I, sec. 9 of the Constitution. Unless Congress agrees to it in a vote, then Kennedy's acceptance of Knighthood is unconstitutional.



    How very interesting!!! I didn't know that !


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    Re: Ted Kennedy to receive knighthood from Queen Elizabeth

    Quote Originally Posted by Kandahar View Post
    Interesting. I consider myself pretty familiar with the text of the Constitution, but that passage never even occurred to me when I heard about this story. It looks like you are correct. I'm sure Congress will agree to it though.

    Here is the relevant text, for anyone interested:
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    Re: Ted Kennedy to receive knighthood from Queen Elizabeth

    Wow a knighthood for having a certain last name.
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    Re: Ted Kennedy to receive knighthood from Queen Elizabeth

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    Now they've made knighthood worthless, just like the Nobel Prize.
    Awwe! Just because conservatives can't get neither, doesn't mean it's worthless.

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    I hate when images disappear
    Mmmmm... fits the description of the valiant knights from children's fairy tales.

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    Re: Ted Kennedy to receive knighthood from Queen Elizabeth

    Quote Originally Posted by Pinu7 View Post
    Awwe! Just because conservatives can't get neither, doesn't mean it's worthless.


    Mmmmm... fits the description of the valiant knights from children's fairy tales.
    Proof that conservatives have never been knighted?
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    Re: Ted Kennedy to receive knighthood from Queen Elizabeth

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    Proof that conservatives have never been knighted?
    Yeah!
    It's like people don't read what comes prior to their making a reply.

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    Re: Ted Kennedy to receive knighthood from Queen Elizabeth

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    Now they've made knighthood worthless, just like the Nobel Prize.
    Not entirely true. He was helpful in the Irish situation.
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