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    Quote Originally Posted by quantum View Post
    lol

    Joe Kennedy was no better than John Gotti. A bunch of self-serving, ego-centric jerkoffs. A disgrace to anyone Irish.
    He's actually worse. John Gotti didn't attempt to buy a Presidential election.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bonhomme Richard View Post
    He's actually worse. John Gotti didn't attempt to buy a Presidential election.
    You mean buy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bonhomme Richard View Post
    He's actually worse. John Gotti didn't attempt to buy a Presidential election.
    You are nuts. John Gotti is a convicted murderer Paulie.
    Last edited by 21st Amendment; 10-26-2012 at 07:53 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by quantum View Post
    lol

    Joe Kennedy was no better than John Gotti. A bunch of self-serving, ego-centric jerkoffs. A disgrace to anyone Irish.
    I was obviously talking about his son Joe Kennedy Jr who made the greatest sacrifice when he died in action in WWII.

    Ireland is proud of the Kennedy family. We took great pride in the election of an Irish Catholic.




    I wonder if Italy feels the same way about the Gotti's.
    Last edited by 21st Amendment; 10-26-2012 at 07:26 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 21st Amendment View Post
    3 of the 4 Kennedy brothers didn't have much of a lifetime. 2 of them war heros. Joe and Jack Kennedy both served in WWII, the former killed in action, the later narrowly survived. We obviously know how Jack and Bobby met their demise. Going into the politics and accomplishments of the 3 brothers that were politicians is rather pointless, considering we won't agree on anything. My point is not to compare them to the business giants of the 19th and 20th century, but to push back on the idea they have done nothing with their wealth. The Kennedy's didn't have to serve, they obviously didn't need to pay check.
    So we agree. they have hoarded their wealth in trusts for no benefit other than tax evasion AND like millions of Americans, lost their lives in battle. I salute the soldier no doubt. But not the drunk driver in Chapaquidick or rapist in Palm Beach, shall we bring adultery into it?

    But...of course I will not, as you astutely point out, compare them to the wealth creators like Dell, Gates, Jobs, Walton etc. Those men made millionaitres of factory workers and improved ALL of our lives.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 21st Amendment View Post
    I was obviously talking about his son Joe Kennedy Jr who made the greatest sacrifice when he died in action in WWII.

    Ireland is proud of the Kennedy family. We took great pride in the election of an Irish Catholic.




    I wonder if Italy feels the same way about the Gotti's.
    Because Gotti was... the... president?

    Italy is a joke. Berlusconi was sentenced to 4 years in prison today whilst his sexual assault trial continues.

    The Irish, of course, are similarly short-sighted. Ireland also welcomed Obama in a similar fashion, because his mother was half Irish or something.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WestCoastOffensive View Post
    Lionizing those men seems obsequious; I prefer the stories around the monopoly-busting. Roosevelt had some tough choices.

    Anyway, all those men were cold-blooded killers; no two ways around it.
    I drink your milkshake!

    he passed me at Doheny then I started to swerve

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    This thread has become the pits for the half Irish/half Italian folks...

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    Quote Originally Posted by HessStation View Post
    This thread has become the pits for the half Irish/half Italian folks...
    Things could be worse

    You could be Italian and Polish and make yourself an offer you can't refuse

    Or German and Polish - You want to rule the world, but don't know why

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    Btw who would have know Thomas Edison was a raving psychopath.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jungle Shift Jet View Post

    he passed me at Doheny then I started to swerve
    That is ****ing awesome!


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