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    Well, going through some old paperwork I found a treasure trove of my father's letters to Senators and others, and I just had to share this one. And for those that might get their dander up over it, he was equally dismissive to both sides of the isle in his remarks, I just thought this one was great.

    Dear Senator Kennedy:

    The people of Massachusetts, without question, have done the citizens of the United States a great disservice by sending you to Washington.

    Your reference to small business owners as "bottom feeders" was a stupid remark. However, in your defense, I am sure your knowledge of bottoms is quite extensive.

    Mr. Kennedy, it is below the status of the office you hold to call any individual or group of individuals names. I might encourage you to take a long walk on a short pier until your hat floats, but it wouldn't do any good, for history suggests you are a very good swimmer.

    Very truly yours,

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave's Dreidel View Post
    Well, going through some old paperwork I found a treasure trove of my father's letters to Senators and others, and I just had to share this one. And for those that might get their dander up over it, he was equally dismissive to both sides of the isle in his remarks, I just thought this one was great.

    Dear Senator Kennedy:

    The people of Massachusetts, without question, have done the citizens of the United States a great disservice by sending you to Washington.

    Your reference to small business owners as "bottom feeders" was a stupid remark. However, in your defense, I am sure your knowledge of bottoms is quite extensive.

    Mr. Kennedy, it is below the status of the office you hold to call any individual or group of individuals names. I might encourage you to take a long walk on a short pier until your hat floats, but it wouldn't do any good, for history suggests you are a very good swimmer.

    Very truly yours,

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave's Dreidel View Post
    Well, going through some old paperwork I found a treasure trove of my father's letters to Senators and others, and I just had to share this one. And for those that might get their dander up over it, he was equally dismissive to both sides of the isle in his remarks, I just thought this one was great.

    Dear Senator Kennedy:

    The people of Massachusetts, without question, have done the citizens of the United States a great disservice by sending you to Washington.

    Your reference to small business owners as "bottom feeders" was a stupid remark. However, in your defense, I am sure your knowledge of bottoms is quite extensive.

    Mr. Kennedy, it is below the status of the office you hold to call any individual or group of individuals names. I might encourage you to take a long walk on a short pier until your hat floats, but it wouldn't do any good, for history suggests you are a very good swimmer.

    Very truly yours,

    XXXXX

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave's Dreidel View Post

    Dear Senator Kennedy:

    The people of Massachusetts, without question, have done the citizens of the United States a great disservice by sending you to Washington.

    Your reference to small business owners as "bottom feeders" was a stupid remark. However, in your defense, I am sure your knowledge of bottoms is quite extensive.

    Mr. Kennedy, it is below the status of the office you hold to call any individual or group of individuals names. I might encourage you to take a long walk on a short pier until your hat floats, but it wouldn't do any good, for history suggests you are a very good swimmer.

    Very truly yours,

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    LOL

    That's awesome DD. I really hope he read it.
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    good stuff. Of course, were he to send something like that now, there would probably be black SUVs parked down the street...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave's Dreidel View Post
    Well, going through some old paperwork I found a treasure trove of my father's letters to Senators and others, and I just had to share this one. And for those that might get their dander up over it, he was equally dismissive to both sides of the isle in his remarks, I just thought this one was great.

    Dear Senator Kennedy:

    The people of Massachusetts, without question, have done the citizens of the United States a great disservice by sending you to Washington.

    Your reference to small business owners as "bottom feeders" was a stupid remark. However, in your defense, I am sure your knowledge of bottoms is quite extensive.

    Mr. Kennedy, it is below the status of the office you hold to call any individual or group of individuals names. I might encourage you to take a long walk on a short pier until your hat floats, but it wouldn't do any good, for history suggests you are a very good swimmer.

    Very truly yours,

    XXXXX
    This is EXCELLENT.

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    Great letter but I'm sure some letter screening staffer tossed it along with the other tens of thousand letters like that he recieved in the old days before email. My own father a FDR liberal
    did not like old Teddy he thought JFK was FDR junior but not Teddy or Bobby. These days a email like that will probably get you on some NSA list. Ted made lots of mistakes in his life and in spite of it was a US Senator for 4 decades. I guess cheating in college and getting thrown out, plus cheating on your wife,problem drinking, and manslaughter is a good way to become a lifelong hack. The only thing that bothers me about this SOB is that his bones are buried in the soil intended for heros of this country only.
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    He had one to Bob Dole that really made me chuckle as well.

    "You need to get a new tailor, as obviously your shirt collars are cutting off the oxygen to your brain."

    Maybe I'll start a new website, Sh*t My Dad Wrote.

    j/k - just what the world DOESN'T need.
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    I think I would have liked your Dad....

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    He was a tough son of a bitch, but his pluses outweighed his minuses, something I hope my sons can say about me as I get older.
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    Last one:

    "Dear Senator Warner:

    I simply cannot understand the logic used by the sponsors of this bill. Maybe I missed it, but did some foreign country take us over by surprise?

    I happened to see you in action on C-Span, and it made me wonder if you believe your own rhetoric? If your words came from the heart, may I suggest you visit a cardiologist.

    Sincerely,

    XXXXX"
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    Emperor Brett - "I can't believe you guys are analyzing song-by-song Van Halen III? What next, analyzing the script of Stroker Ace looking for some shred of Citizen Kane?"

    David Lee Roth did the impossible. He made Van Halen better. Deal with it!

    A man's rights rests in three boxes: the ballot box, the jury box, and the cartridge box

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