“Soft despotism is a term coined by Alexis de Tocqueville describing the state into which a country overrun by "a network of small complicated rules" might degrade. Soft despotism is different from despotism (also called 'hard despotism') in the sense that it is not obvious to the people."

Saturday, May 17, 2008

Ted Kennedy Rushed to Hospital with Stroke

On May 17, 2008, Kennedy was rushed to a Cape Cod hospital from the Kennedy Compound with announced plans to transfer him to Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. According to one source, Kennedy was suffering from symptoms of a stroke.


  1. Ted doesn't seem to be getting much sympathy around here.

    "My, what a terrible thing."

    There, I said it.

  2. Mary Jo Kopechne could not be reached for comment.

  3. "dissipated" is the word that comes to mind when I think of Teddy.

  4. I try not to think of Teddy myself, especially after I saw this.

    (Warning, this mental image may be indelible).

  5. It's being said Kennedy had two seizures, not a stroke. I think he had been drinking too much again.

  6. There is nothing so satisfying as stating the obvious in trite cliches to the masturbatory grunts and groans of voyeurs and pretending that you just had good sex.