Wednesday, September 5, 2012

The Democratic National Convention


I have been watching parts of the Democratic National Convention on c-span.org. I like that there are no pundits putting in their two cents, no commercials, no cutting away from lesser known speakers. You get the entire experience as if you were there.

I didn't hear Michelle Obama's speech last night. I had to go to bed early, however I will be staying up to hear Bill Clinton speak tonight. It's nice to hear people speak of their beliefs without being called names and being yelled down. This convention is definitely more racially diverse than the clips I saw of the Republican convention.

On thing that stood out last night was the introduction of a tribute to Teddy Kennedy by his great-nephew Joseph Kennedy III (and grandson of RFK, of course).  He is hoping to be chosen as the Democratic candidate for congress tomorrow. There needs to be a Kennedy in Congress.







Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Robert F. Kennedy speech ~ Mindless Menace of Violence - YouTube

People need to listen to this...

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

June 5, 2012


Well, I couldn't let June 5 go by without mentioning it is the 44th anniversary of the assassination of Robert F. Kennedy. It is still a painful memory for me and I can't keep thinking how much the world really needs someone like him today. Especially with the mess the US political environment is in; too much nastiness and not enough caring for their fellow citizens.

But, life goes on. RFK's grandson Joe Kennedy is running for Congress in Massachusetts and was just added to the ballot for the Democratic primary in September. He will carry on the work of his grandfather, his father and his great-uncles. He has already come out in favor of the Paycheck Fairness Act. Good luck, Joe!

Saturday, August 20, 2011

RFK In The Land of Apartheid: A Ripple of Hope

RFK In The Land of Apartheid: A Ripple of Hope

Be sure to catch this film about RFK's June 1966 visit to South Africa. He gave one of his greatest speeches there, the Day of Affirmation Speech which was delivered on June 6, 1966.
"Each time a man stands up for an ideal, or acts to improve the lot of others, or strikes out against injustice, he sends forth a tiny ripple of hope, and crossing each other from a million different centers of energy and daring those ripples build a current which can sweep down the mightiest walls of oppression and resistance."

The film will be airing on PBS stations on Monday, August 22nd.


Thursday, July 7, 2011

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Anniversary of RFK's death in 1968




It is hard to believe we are passing another anniversary. 43 years ago RFK was shot down while running for president. Robert F. Kennedy has now been dead longer than he was alive.

His presence is still sorely needed. I can imagine how he would feel about the current state of world politics.

I still believe in the words and deeds of RFK. He was what the US needed in 1968 and he was taken away too soon. The world would not be the way it is today had he lived. That is not to say it would be perfect, I sincerely doubt that. However, I don't believe the US would have lost its way had he been the chief of state.

So, I'll mark this anniversary the way I always do. I'll read some of his speeches and remember what a remarkable man he was.

From Amazon.com
RFK: A Memoir Robert F. Kennedy: In His Own Words

Saturday, February 19, 2011

The 'Kennedys' Home Movies' Gets Up Close and Personal

The 'Kennedys' Home Movies' Gets Up Close and Personal

I am watching this show tonight. This is the second this has been shown on TLC, not sure if it will air again. If you get the chance you have to catch it.

Right now I'm watching the Bobby footage. Some of these clips I have never seen. It bring everything back so clearly and so painfully.

A Time it Was: Bobby Kennedy in the Sixties