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  Kennedy curse
The so-called Kennedy curse is a media creation.
In their attempt to bolster the myth of the Kennedy curse, the media have included self-caused harms as "tragedies." Getting drunk and leaving a girl to drown is a tragedy for the girl's family, not the FK clan.
Dying in a plane crash when you shouldn't be flying a plane, date rape, reckless behavior on a ski slope, having an affair with your babysitter, being arrested for possession of heroin, and dying of a drug overdose are not tragedies.
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  Kennedy Curse - The Black Vault Encyclopedia Project   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Kennedy Curse refers to a series of unfortunate events that have happened to the Kennedy family.
Believers in the "curse" generally cite the following events as evidence of the family's misfortunes, while others claim that it has something to do with a scorned woman placing an actual curse on family patriarch Joseph P. Kennedy.
Some skeptics follow the belief that the Kennedy curse is to some extent a self-fulfilling prophecy where the actions of the family members enhance their risk for tragic events.
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 Kennedy Curse - The Black Vault Encyclopedia Project
The Kennedy Curse refers to a series of unfortunate events that have happened to the Kennedy family.
Believers in the "curse" generally cite the following events as evidence of the family's misfortunes, while others claim that it has something to do with a scorned woman placing an actual curse on family patriarch Joseph P. Kennedy.
Some skeptics follow the belief that the Kennedy curse is to some extent a self-fulfilling prophecy where the actions of the family members enhance their risk for tragic events.
www.theblackvault.com /wiki/index.php/Kennedy_Curse   (1014 words)

 John Kennedy and the Curse of Abraham
Kennedy was known as a philanderer in the White House.
Kennedy was tragically killed four months later in the middle of the day at the height of his career with the world watching.
Kennedy was a curse to Israel when his foreign policy catered to Egypt and Algeria and rejected the protection of Israel.
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 Robert F. Kennedy assassination - The Black Vault Encyclopedia Project   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Various critics have claimed the official account of Robert Kennedy's death is inconsistent and incomplete, and/or that the killing was the result of a conspiracy.
The evening he was shot, Kennedy had won the June 4 Democratic Presidential primaries in South Dakota and California, boosting his chances for the Democratic nomination for President during the 1968 presidential election.
Apparently, Kennedy suddenly grabbed Cesar's clip-on necktie with his right hand when hit as that tie was less than a foot away from the Senator's right hand while he was lying fatally wounded on the hotel's kitchen floor.
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 Kennedy Curse - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
According to Kennedy detractor Edward Klein, there is a story that Joseph Kennedy made his way to the Court of St. James's as ambassador in 1937.
Critics of the Curse theory argue that, given the sheer size of the family, the number of unfortunate events is not unusual.
It could also be argued that the Kennedy family due to their relative wealth have a lifestyle that is quite different from how most people live (for example, piloting a plane) and consequently they are more often in greater physical danger.
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 John F. Kennedy Jr. Kennedy Curse or Conspiracy?
JOHN F. Disclaimer: ----------- This article is not an attempt to capitalize on the deaths of John Kennedy Jr, his wife and sister-in-law.
The following theory presumes that the death of President Kennedy was the result of a political conspiracy.
John Kennedy Jr would have been beginning his descent for landing when the EMP would have struck his plane.
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 The Kennedy Bunch Curse   (Site not responding. Last check: )
It has been alleged that throughout his life, John F. Kennedy had an impeccable tailor and that it was next to impossible for the top rear of his jacket and shirt to bunch up.
Kennedy family patriarch Joseph P. Kennedy had amassed a fortune by the mid-30s and was grooming his eldest son, Joe, Jr., to be President.
One may attribute the cause to casual wear and relaxed posture, but it is further alleged that Kennedy's tailor-fitted jackets were designed to never exhibit such unfashionable juts and unnatural displacements.
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 The Blog | RJ Eskow: The "Kennedy Curse," the "Bush/Cheney Blessing" - and the Journalists Behind Them Both | The ...
The "Kennedy curse" that's touched so many members of that family is no more supernatural than the "Bush/Cheney blessing" that's provided such good "luck" for that clan - unless Big Media's your Higher Power* and the DC press corps is its band of Beltway Angels.
You conveniently overlook that the Kennedy incident took place on a public street with a Capitol City Police officer in pursuit, while the Cheney incident took place on isolated private property and was evaluated as an accident.
It is up to them to determine his capacity to continue to serve in the H of R. However, with the Bush family and the enabling parents using the White House as a military school for THEIR family wastrel (well, one of the family neer-do-wells), it is the business of all good Americans.
www.huffingtonpost.com /rj-eskow/the-kennedy-curse-the-_b_20496.html   (3843 words)

 NewStandard: 7/20/99
The Curse of the Kennedys is their own risk-taking.
Now, it is John F. Kennedy Jr., lost when the plane he was piloting dove into the sea off Martha's Vineyard with wife Carolyn and her sister Lauren Bessette.
The curse had struck -- but it's the curse of Kennedy hubris, the swagger and impetuousness to roll the dice.
www.s-t.com /daily/07-99/07-20-99/c04op243.htm   (520 words)

 Workers World July 29, 1999: Behind the myth of the 'Kennedy curse'
Although Kennedy is survived by his sister, Caroline, who has three children, one of the main issues raised by the media is that there will no male heirs to bear the JFK name.
The death of Kennedy along with his wife, Carolyn Kennedy, and her sister, Lauren Bessette, played out like a real-life soap opera as the major networks traced every move of first the search-and-rescue efforts and then the search-and-recovery efforts in the Atlantic Ocean off Martha's Vineyard.
Kennedy was characterized as a liberal sympathetic to the civil-rights struggle, which was rapidly growing and becoming more militant.
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 Can someone tell me about the origin of the Kennedy Curse? - Sean Hannity Discussion
What I heard was this: the patriarch of the family, Joe Kennedy, was on a cruise and he became disgruntled at seeing Ultra-Orthodox Jews on board.
Kennedy curse refers to the large number of untimely deaths that the
The failed lobotomy on one of the Kennedy daughters, the broken marriages, the cancers, the alcoholism, criminal charges such as rape, scandals, etc. ~ But my question is...
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 Alexisonfire - The Kennedy Curse - The JFK Assassination - Turn Me On, Dead Man   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The notion of a Kennedy curse arose as a result of the tragedies that have occurred to members of the Kennedy family over the years, not least of which were the assassinations of JFK and RFK in the 1960s.
Ted Kennedy also made a run for the White House but his bid failed in part because of his role in the death of Mary Jo Kopechne at Chappaquiddick in 1969.
In the report of John F. Kennedy's Jr.'s plane crash, the Washington Post referred to the Kennedys as "the star-crossed family that has become America's version of political royalty." Alexisonfire sing "Put the dead Kennedy in the ground/The name will not exist".
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 Prophetic word for today - The Kennedy curse
The fact that his job position in the Kennedy administration was as "Attorney General" reveals that he had a calling towards the execution of judgments and justice, which is by nature an apostolic endeavor.
Besides this tragedy, the Kennedy family has been haunted by multiple scandals, which has added to the generalized belief that there is some sort of "curse" on the Kennedy family.
Therefore, Joan Kennedy's fractured right shoulder speaks of how Ted Kennedy had a strong calling from God to be a priestly intercessor who covers the weaknesses of others, and it speaks of how he perverted that calling into an active Canaanite defense of values without any regard to God's judgments, righteousness, and truth.
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Ed Klein: The Kennedy Curse is real, and can be measured in lives lost and lives ruined--at least 20 in the past 40 years.
In The Kennedy Curse, I trace these feelings back to the Kennedys' early history, which left an indelible scar on their psyche.
Although the Kennedys achieved financial security early in their American sojourn, they were denied social acceptance and status by the Protestant Establishment.
www.etherzone.com /2003/lebo081503.shtml   (708 words)

 On the Right - Liberia; 'The Kennedy Curse'; gay marriage - Column National Review - Find Articles
And young Joe Kennedy might have complied with the recommendation that the electric circuitry in his heavy bomber should be checked out, to avoid exploding in midair a few minutes later.
Here of course were the two most conspicuous casualties of the curse, a president of the United States shot dead, and an aspirant president shot dead five years later.
Robert Kennedy's nephew is found guilty of killing the girl in Greenwich, Connecticut, 25 years after the deed.
www.findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_m1282/is_16_55/ai_106672818   (946 words)

 The Kennedy Curse: Why Tragedy has Haunted America's First Family
Kennedy swam ashore but didn't report the accident until the next morning, later claiming he had been dazed by the crash.
Though the details of the incident are not entirely clear, Kennedy's critics suggested he had been driving drunk, had panicked after the accident, or even had tried to arrange a cover-up of his involvement.
Kennedy's aide, Edward Moss was killed in the crash, along with the pilot, Edwin Zimny.
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 The Kennedy Curse: Why America's First Family Has Been Haunted by Tragedy for 150 Years -- book review
The Kennedy dynasty was established in America's imagination as Camelot with the presidential election of JFK and his wife, Jacqueline, although what went on behind closed doors at the White House would have shocked today's voters.
Whatever impetus there was in the family political dynamic, the next generation of Kennedys was responsible for the same stupidity and overindulgence as their uncles, a lot of which was driven by the alcoholism so prevalent in their ranks.
Carolyn Kennedy, JFK Jr.'s sister, has never been the object of gossip and continues to work for the betterment of society, although she gets little press coverage.
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 andPOP | Patrick Kennedy Enters Rehab After Crash ? Kennedy Curse Lives On
According to reports, Kennedy, part of the famous Kennedy family, has battled depression since he was a teenager.
Police originally said the crash may have been because Kennedy, son of Senator Edward Kennedy, appeared to be intoxicated.
Kennedy was cited with three traffic violations and said he would cooperate with police.
www.andpop.com /article/5745   (945 words)

 The Republic of Biloxi - Blog Archive » The Kennedy “Curse”
With the exception of Rosemary who was born with serious mental issues that resulted in her be lobotomized, it is hard to look at a series of high profile family deaths and misfortunes as some karmic retribution.
The last remaining son, Edward Moore (Teddy) Kennedy survives a plane crash in 1964 that killed the pilot of the plane along with a Kennedy aide.
Sprinkled among the deaths was the rape trial of Kennedy nephew Willam Kennedy Smith, the earlier rehab of Patrick Kennedy for cocaine addiction and the amputation of the leg of Teddy Kennedy Jr.
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 Compare Prices and Read Reviews on The Kennedy Curse: Why America'S First Family Has Been Haunted By Tragedy For 150 ...   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Klein, a confidant of Jackie Kennedy and others in the family for some 15 years, brings to bear both family tradition, an oral tradition, and epic events in the lives of the family to attempt to prove that indeed this family is cursed in the tradition of Irish curses.
And, indeed, Patrick Kennedy is the first of several family members Klein zeros in on to try to show a pattern of risky behavior that proves fateful.
I also found it interesting that Carolyn Kennedy, John’s wife, was, according to Klein, a drug-head who was separated from John at the time of their deaths.
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 William F. Buckley Jr. on The Kennedy Curse on National Review Online
One's patience wears thin when, included in the chronicle of the curse, we see listed, "In1955 Ethel Kennedy's parents are killed in a small plane crash in Oklahoma while on vacation." That would be some curse.
He is convincing in relating a daredevil streak in the Kennedys, and perhaps it was an outgrowth of ethnic resentment over discouragements visited on the Irish community when first they arrived in large numbers in the 19th century and were treated as a servile class by the dominant Protestants.
The curse was very attentive to these proceedings and killed off the heir in battle a short time later, and soon Kick too would die in an airplane crash.
www.nationalreview.com /buckley/buckley072503.asp   (871 words)

 John J. Miller on Ted Kennedy & The Kennedy Curse on National Review Online
The Kennedy Curse, by Edward Klein, is the latest entry.
The premise is simple: "The Kennedy Curse is the result of the destructive collision between the Kennedys' fantasy of omnipotence — their need to get away with things that others cannot — and the cold, hard realities of life."
Ted Kennedy once wondered "whether some awful curse did actually hang over all the Kennedys." Of course, the distinguished Democrat from Massachusetts has been the author of many of his own problems.
www.nationalreview.com /miller/miller080103.asp   (841 words)

 ABC News: Is Pat's Crash Part of Kennedy Curse?
No charges were filed against Kennedy, and he apologized for "being rude." The guard's lawsuit was settled out of court.
Kennedy also has been accused by two marina owners of chartering boats and returning them with damage — sometimes significant.
Ted Kennedy was at the wheel when his car drove off a bridge, killing a young female passenger, at Martha's Vineyard in Massachusetts in 1969.
abcnews.go.com /GMA/story?id=1926999   (341 words)

 Carolyn Bessette-Kennedy - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Carolyn Bessette Kennedy (January 7, 1966 – July 16, 1999), née Carolyn Jeanne Bessette, was the wife of John F. Kennedy, Jr.
When she and Kennedy began dating, she became the subject of several gossip newspapers; she would be in tabloid headlines for the rest of her life.
Bessette Kennedy was frequently regarded a style icon for women around the world with her effortless chic look, and often compared to her late mother-in-law Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis.
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 Right Voices » Blog Archive » “Latest Victim of the Kennedy Curse”
Kathleen Kennedy died in a plane crash, John Kennedy was fully aware of the assassination plots during the month of November 1963, namely Tampa, and yet he chose to ride in the open top limo, during the visit to Dallas.
Kennedy tried to ignore the din of shouted questions as he walked to the door, but he couldn’t avoid the woman in the front row who asked if he would resign.
Kennedy, boyish-looking at 38 with his mop of red hair, has battled drug dependency and other health problems throughout his life.
rightvoices.com /2006/05/07/latest-victim-of-the-kennedy-curse   (948 words)

 USATODAY.com   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Carolyn Bessette wanted to have control over John Kennedy, and she was in a struggle with Caroline over John, putting him in a difficult position.
Secondly, there is a good reason to believe that the Kennedys carry a variant a gene called by scientists the thrill-seeking gene that makes the Kennedys take risks that put them into a collision course with reality and result in disaster and tragedy.
And most recently, we've seen another example of the Kennedy curse in the breakup of the marriage of Kerry Kennedy Cuomo and her husband, Andrew Cuomo.
www.usatoday.com /community/chat_03/2003-07-11-klein.htm   (1702 words)

 John F. Kennedy, Jr.: Still Dead (And Other Observations)
When one thinks of the Kennedy curse, he remembers that the president and the senator were both assassinated within five years of each other, that the future senator impregnated (allegedly) and killed a woman in his car before walking back to the party, that the lawyer / publisher died in a plane crash, et cetera.
I concede that the Kennedy’s have been forced to endure outrageous fortune, but am struck cold by the idea that everything bad that has happened to them is entirely out of their individual control.
did not die because he was cursed, he died because he was a bad pilot.
www.intellectualconservative.com /article2448.html   (521 words)

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