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Patrick "Patches" Kennedy: ...'I have never worked a [bleeping] day in my life'....
Washington Post via Drudge ^ | Friday, June 7, 2003 | By Lloyd Grove

Posted on 06/26/2003 10:56:10 PM PDT by nutmeg

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To: Dan from Michigan
(GULP) - Here come the Irish jokes....

Your gulping whiskey at this hour isn't going to stave them off . . .

61 posted on 06/27/2003 6:50:10 AM PDT by JohnnyZ (I barbeque with Sweet Baby Ray's)
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To: TontoKowalski; ChemistCat
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  A burial at sea detail commends the remains of a shipmate to the sea
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Forever at Sea, a Final Resting Place
Story Number: NNS021201-02
Release Date: 12/1/2002 5:35:00 AM
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By Journalist Third Class (SW/AW) Jennifer Zingalie, Commander, Naval Surface Force, U.S. Altantic Fleet Public Affairs

NORFOLK, Va. (NNS) -- The Navy is steeped in traditions it carefully preserves to honor those who have served and who have helped to build the strong foundation on which the most powerful maritime force in history operates today.

One of the Navy's oldest traditions, burial at sea, was implemented to properly remove the bodies of deceased Sailors from ship's both out of health concerns for the crew and out of respect for the fallen crewmember. Today this tradition is purely ceremonial in nature and offered to those who have honorably served.

“It starts with a call from the family,” said Hospital Corpsman 1st Class William R. Montague, decedent affairs mortician at Naval Hospital, Portsmouth, Va.

“We are basically the middleman. After all the appropriate paperwork is complete, we send a message to the ship requested by the family or deceased. Then it is up to the commanding officer (CO) to give the request a yes or a no. Once the ceremony is done, a message will be sent back to us notifying us of the ceremony’s completion, and we, in turn, notify the family.”

According to Montague, all branches of the military, veterans or active duty, as well as their dependants, are eligible to be buried at sea.

The Military Medical Support Office in Great Lakes, Ill., keeps track of all burials at sea, making sure that each gets done and that families are notified.

“When these ships go out, they are on a regular mission. It is important that families understand that they will not be allowed out to sea for the service, and they may have to wait from 30 to 120 days before the burial can take place,” Montague said.

“However, family members can fill out a special request form to receive a videotape or color pictures of the burial. In fact, the ship’s COs are required to send condolence packages to the families after the ceremonies,” said Ronald M. Schnur, decedent affairs coordinator.

This package usually contains a letter from the CO on the condition of the day, as well as a chart of the coordinates where the ceremony took place. Other things that may be included are a flag (provided by the family) and three bullet shell casings.

“Here at decedent affairs, we make sure the member is honored,” said Schnur. “We are not here for the hospital but for the people. I had one lady who had a hard time handing over the remains of her son. When she finally did, she asked if I would be sure to tell him to shape up everyday, and I did so until the day his remains were taken from us.”

Once the remains are taken from the hospital, they are taken to the ship where the ceremony is to be held. Burials at sea must be conducted outside the three mile limit, off the continental shelf, at a depth greater than 100 fathoms (600 feet).

Once the ship reaches its appropriate destination, the ceremony is performed by a chaplain of appropriate faith, or by the CO or an officer designated by the captain. All military members are in dress uniform; there is an honor guard, body bearers and a bugler.

All scriptures and prayers are given while Sailors stand at parade rest, and the committal is done at attention. The honor guard, consisting of seven people, renders honors three times while Sailors stand at attention with a hand salute. Taps is then played, and the encasing of the flag is done. When all is over, the ship resumes regular duties.

“One of the best honors paid to these members and their families is that the ceremony is done at no cost to them, which can mean a lot during such a trying time,” said Montague.

“HM1 Montague and I work almost 24-7 to be sure that people’s wishes are carried out,” said Schnur. “Above all, it is important for the family to know we truly care.”

For related news, visit the Commander, Naval Surface Force, U.S. Atlantic Fleet Navy NewsStand page at www.news.navy.mil/local/surflant.

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62 posted on 06/27/2003 6:51:15 AM PDT by csvset (Do a search for burial at sea for other stories & pics)
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To: inthered
Let's see you bash on this welfare case SOB for a while.
63 posted on 06/27/2003 7:35:17 AM PDT by an amused spectator
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To: nutmeg
A couple of hundred means nothing to drunk liberal elite's. They dump more on the monthly bar bill. But to a decent struggling working class family, it means the braces the kids need, or a well earned family trip.

Democrats are welcome to all the deadbeat "inherited money" crowd. We have the people who earned their money, not the losers living off the luck of being born rich.

FatCatJerk:

I have never worked a [bleeping] day in my life.'...

64 posted on 06/27/2003 8:07:45 AM PDT by GOPJ
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To: joanil
I suspect the New York Times and the Globe won't have room for this story. Not on the front page, not on the back page, not in the middle on the left side on the bottom... No where...

Lets see if this blurt makes the front page of the New York Times! Ha!

65 posted on 06/27/2003 8:10:01 AM PDT by GOPJ
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To: metesky; cardinal4
The town of Chatham is left off that list. When I lived there (97-2001), I always thought Chatham was an island of sanity in the sea of Massachusetts liberal insanity. I have never been able to understand why the overwhelmingly Catholic state of Massachusetts continues to send the arch proponent of abortion, this fat toad, back to Washington time after time.
67 posted on 06/27/2003 8:30:18 AM PDT by Ax
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To: metesky
I didn't realize he got to take the bar alone. Yikes. I wonder how much that cost, and who got the donation.

As for never winning his local county, one might think that would resound with statewide voters. Course after watching California's RP, I'd venture to be nobody of value is run against Ted. Just my take on it.
69 posted on 06/27/2003 8:42:19 AM PDT by DoughtyOne
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To: MrSpencer
With all due respect, the man who betrayed the Shah of Iran because he was evil, thus destablizing the entire middle east, is the same man who meets with people like Fidel Castro and the leaders of North Korea.

The Shaw was our ally and a good friend of the west. Fidel Castro is not, yet Carter gets downright giddy in his presence and advocates opening up relations with Cuba. Ask yourself why he doesn't rate the Shah treatment? I think it will begin to dawn on you that Carter operates by a different set of morals than most of us do, and I don't mean that in a flattering way.

In North Korea Carter bought more time for them to develop nuclear weapons.

Carter is not a man of high character.
70 posted on 06/27/2003 8:49:31 AM PDT by DoughtyOne
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To: I_Love_My_Husband
Yep, he and the other rich demonRat congresscreeps don't need tax cuts. I hope the GOP finds way to run this as a commercial in '04.
71 posted on 06/27/2003 8:49:46 AM PDT by PoisedWoman (Fed up with the CORRUPT liberal media)
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To: nutmeg; Pubbie; JohnnyZ; Theodore R.; Nathaniel Fischer; AuH2ORepublican; LdSentinal; Kuksool; ...
Idiot Paddy Kennedy *ping*

Surely there is some candidate we can find to take this jackass down ? This seat DID elect a Republican prior to his taking office in '95.
72 posted on 06/27/2003 8:56:46 AM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (~Remember, it's not sporting to fire at RINO until charging~)
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To: csvset; TheRedSoxWinThePennant; GOPJ
I just sent this to Rush, Sean Hannity, Bill O'Reilly and Brit Hume. We'll see if it gets mentioned anywhere...
73 posted on 06/27/2003 8:56:47 AM PDT by nutmeg
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To: joanil
I am mostly neutral on the Cuban missile crisis. I'm not convinced he was the shining star the media portrayed him as. There are a number of issues concerning this issue that trouble me.

Kennedy's tax cut and his Moon speach were good. I will admit that Kennedy in this instance showed forsight, but it's very likely the same speach would have been given by any president at that time, no matter who they were.

Space was a very hot topic and the environment and budding space abilities were such that it was a natural to propose what he did. Still, it is true that none have inspired such an effort since IMO. And it shows.

As for him being a 'normal' male. You know better than that.
74 posted on 06/27/2003 8:58:14 AM PDT by DoughtyOne
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To: nutmeg
Patrick Kennedy, moron playboy.
75 posted on 06/27/2003 8:58:44 AM PDT by Bush2000 (R>)
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To: nutmeg
'I have never worked a [bleeping] day in my life'....

And as a Congressman, his record is still intact.

76 posted on 06/27/2003 8:59:30 AM PDT by Mr. Mojo
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To: fieldmarshaldj; ItsOurTimeNow
Surely there is some candidate we can find to take this jackass down ? This seat DID elect a Republican prior to his taking office in '95.

That's what I'm hoping as well. What say you, Rhode Island FReepers?

77 posted on 06/27/2003 8:59:45 AM PDT by nutmeg
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To: DoughtyOne
Natural selection doomed the Kennedys. These people are such un-freaking-believable idiots.
78 posted on 06/27/2003 9:01:10 AM PDT by Bush2000 (R>)
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To: Mo1
She was retarded, but capable of taking care of herself and talking.

In other words, she was an embarrassment.

Joe took care of that.

She's no longer capable of embarrassing the Kennedy's but they have other people who are more than up to the task.
79 posted on 06/27/2003 9:05:40 AM PDT by altura (Been there, done that, but want to try it again.)
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To: prairiebreeze
I'm not sure what balderdash the program was trying to pass off, but women housed in programs for demished capacity are generally given birth control as a matter of precedure.
80 posted on 06/27/2003 9:16:49 AM PDT by DoughtyOne
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