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Former Senate President Jim King diagnosed with cancer
Orlando Sentinel ^ | May 16, 2009 1:48:13 PM | Aaron Deslatte

Posted on 05/19/2009 5:18:56 AM PDT by BykrBayb

TALLAHASSEE -- State Sen. Jim King, a Jacksonville Republican and 22-year veteran of the Legislature, has been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, the lawmaker's longtime spokeswoman said Saturday.

“During a recent routine post-legislative session checkup, Senator Jim King was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. While Senator King plans to seek additional medical counsel and aggressive treatment, he is aware that this particular type of cancer is difficult to treat and manage, and that the outcomes are, at best, guarded," said Sarah Bascom, a political consultant and longtime spokeswoman for King, in a statement.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Government; News/Current Events; US: Florida
KEYWORDS: a; cancer; euthanasia; king; pancreaticcancer; prayer; prolife; schiavo; terri; terrischiavo; uselesseater
I guess the Schiavo treatment isn't looking so good to him now.
1 posted on 05/19/2009 5:18:56 AM PDT by BykrBayb
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To: floriduh voter; wagglebee; Sun; Lesforlife; 8mmMauser

Food for thought.


2 posted on 05/19/2009 5:19:57 AM PDT by BykrBayb (Fight the bastards or perish! ~ Jim Robinson ~ Þ)
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To: BykrBayb

the Schiavo treatment isn’t looking so good to him now

How is that related?


3 posted on 05/19/2009 5:20:16 AM PDT by bill1952 (Power is an illusion created between those with power - and those without)
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To: bill1952

He helped orchestrate her death by starvation/dehydration. But according to the article, he plans to fight for his own life.


4 posted on 05/19/2009 5:22:19 AM PDT by BykrBayb (Fight the bastards or perish! ~ Jim Robinson ~ Þ)
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To: BykrBayb

Let’s be good Christians about it and offer him our prayers for a full and speedy recovery.


5 posted on 05/19/2009 5:23:31 AM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Alps !"~~)
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To: BykrBayb

Prayers for him, his family, and his friends.


6 posted on 05/19/2009 5:25:14 AM PDT by theDentist (qwerty ergo typo : i type, therefore i misspell.)
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To: fieldmarshaldj

Of course. I wouldn’t wish him the same fate he advocates for the masses. I pray not only for his health, but for his soul.


7 posted on 05/19/2009 5:25:30 AM PDT by BykrBayb (Fight the bastards or perish! ~ Jim Robinson ~ Þ)
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To: BykrBayb

He helped orchestrate her death ..

how wonderful. Charming, in fact.

I will sit out sending him my best thoughts and wishes, and say nothing else.


8 posted on 05/19/2009 5:39:43 AM PDT by bill1952 (Power is an illusion created between those with power - and those without)
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To: bill1952

Maybe this will be a learning experience for him.


9 posted on 05/19/2009 5:43:35 AM PDT by BykrBayb (Fight the bastards or perish! ~ Jim Robinson ~ Þ)
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To: BykrBayb

Sad for him.


10 posted on 05/19/2009 7:55:06 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: BykrBayb

The guy who looked like Jabba?


11 posted on 05/19/2009 8:11:04 AM PDT by Lesforlife
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To: Lesforlife

Yep. The guy who stuffed his face with fried chicken while deciding the fate of Terri Schiavo.

He chose the Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville. Now, why does that ring a bell?

Oh yeah, William P. Cheshire, M.D. ( http://www.mayoclinic.org/bio/11736755.html ).

“I believe that, within a reasonable degree of medical certainty, there is a greater likelihood that Terri is in a minimally conscious state than a persistent vegetative state,” wrote William P. Cheshire Jr., after the board certified neurologist recently visited the severely brain-damaged woman for 90 minutes and examined her medical records. ( http://www.floridabaptistwitness.com/4078.article )

Now, why would Jim King choose a hospital that was on the opposite side of this fight against Terri Schiavo? Could it be that he wants someone advocating for him the way they advocated for Terri? Could it be that he doesn’t want for himself what he wanted for Terri?


12 posted on 05/19/2009 8:22:45 AM PDT by BykrBayb (Fight the bastards or perish! ~ Jim Robinson ~ Þ)
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To: BykrBayb

>Maybe this will be a learning experience for him.

We can hope that, in fact, you are right and that he does not pay the final price for such an education.
I found nearly everything about that entire tragedy personally repugnant.

Thank you for your post. - bill


13 posted on 05/19/2009 9:17:22 AM PDT by bill1952 (Power is an illusion created between those with power - and those without)
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To: bill1952

Agreed. Too many lives have already been sacrificed for that lesson. Let’s hope he finally learns the lesson, without throwing away any more lives.


14 posted on 05/19/2009 9:24:08 AM PDT by BykrBayb (Fight the bastards or perish! ~ Jim Robinson ~ Þ)
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To: BykrBayb

He wrote made a law so that his dog could be buried w/him someday. It was not Jim’s law. Anyone in Fla can be buried w/their dog.


15 posted on 05/19/2009 2:12:03 PM PDT by floriduh voter (Obama's White House: Where men look like women & women look like men.)
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To: fieldmarshaldj

He’s not a nice man. That’s all I have to say on the matter.


16 posted on 05/19/2009 2:14:00 PM PDT by floriduh voter (Obama's White House: Where men look like women & women look like men.)
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To: floriduh voter

Is there any requirement for the dog to be dead first? If so, how does he plan to accomplish that? The Schiavo method is illegal to use on dogs.


17 posted on 05/19/2009 2:15:03 PM PDT by BykrBayb (Fight the bastards or perish! ~ Jim Robinson ~ Þ)
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To: floriduh voter

You should read the comments at the link. It seems there are a few folks that aren’t too happy with Jim King’s legacy.


18 posted on 05/19/2009 2:16:36 PM PDT by BykrBayb (Fight the bastards or perish! ~ Jim Robinson ~ Þ)
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To: BykrBayb

BB, I’m not sure if the dog would be on ice or if the dog gets bumped off when Jim or Fla dog owners are called to the pearly gates for judgment day.


19 posted on 05/19/2009 2:21:29 PM PDT by floriduh voter (Obama's White House: Where men look like women & women look like men.)
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To: BykrBayb

Oh, I forgot about the lap dances at “the shack.”


20 posted on 05/19/2009 2:22:32 PM PDT by floriduh voter (Obama's White House: Where men look like women & women look like men.)
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To: floriduh voter

He thinks women are property that should be thrown into the grave at will. I don’t know if he thinks dogs are better than women, or if he thinks they should be buried alive with their masters.


21 posted on 05/19/2009 2:26:41 PM PDT by BykrBayb (Fight the bastards or perish! ~ Jim Robinson ~ Þ)
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To: floriduh voter

Eww. I bet the dancer didn’t forget. Though I’m sure she’d like to.


22 posted on 05/19/2009 2:28:27 PM PDT by BykrBayb (Fight the bastards or perish! ~ Jim Robinson ~ Þ)
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To: BykrBayb; All

Promising news re: treating liver cancer

http://www.newsmax.com/health/microwave_treat_cancer/2009/05/19/215821.html


23 posted on 05/19/2009 2:38:34 PM PDT by floriduh voter (Obama's White House: Where men look like women & women look like men.)
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To: Lesforlife

Jim King is in the Hospice Hall of Fame. There’s actually a Hall of Fame.


24 posted on 05/19/2009 2:40:30 PM PDT by floriduh voter (Obama's White House: Where men look like women & women look like men.)
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To: floriduh voter

Wow. That does look promising.

I read something recently about a vaccine for lung cancer. Lucanix is in Phase III clinical trials. It’s reported to show promise in extending survival rates up to four times among Stage II and above lung cancer patients.


25 posted on 05/19/2009 3:20:16 PM PDT by BykrBayb (Fight the bastards or perish! ~ Jim Robinson ~ Þ)
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To: Lesforlife

Sen. Jim King

26 posted on 05/19/2009 3:32:29 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: BykrBayb

Probably because he is from the Jacksonville area and because the Mayo clinic is in Jacksonville and because it is a great hospital. Call me crazy.


27 posted on 05/19/2009 3:36:00 PM PDT by ItisaReligionofPeace
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To: ItisaReligionofPeace

Do you think he’ll be taking advantage of the “death with dignity” legislation that he proudly calls his legacy? Or do you think that was just for the little people?


28 posted on 05/19/2009 3:44:12 PM PDT by BykrBayb (Fight the bastards or perish! ~ Jim Robinson ~ Þ)
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To: BykrBayb

Perhaps words from the Bible would be of comfort now:

God is not mocked. What a man sows, he reaps.

You know, Terry Schiavo did not die a death with any dignity. She was starved and dehydrated, something we did not even do to terrorists.

It was real torture and lasted for thirteen days.

There was no mercy for her.

That those who were complicit in her torturous death should expect mercy—well, that’s above my paygrade.


29 posted on 05/19/2009 3:53:54 PM PDT by exit82 (The Obama Cabinet: There was more brainpower on Gilligan's Island.)
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To: ItisaReligionofPeace

And he does have other hospitals to choose from. I’m sure he could find one of the doctors who sided with him against Terri Schiavo, if that’s really what he wanted.


30 posted on 05/19/2009 3:55:18 PM PDT by BykrBayb (Fight the bastards or perish! ~ Jim Robinson ~ Þ)
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To: ItisaReligionofPeace

Funny how the Mayo Clinic was a bunch of quacks when they sided with Terri Schiavo, but now that it’s Jim King’s life we’re talking about, it’s a great hospital.


31 posted on 05/19/2009 3:59:08 PM PDT by BykrBayb (Fight the bastards or perish! ~ Jim Robinson ~ Þ)
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To: BykrBayb

Who said that the Mayo clinic was full of quacks? You are full of it.


32 posted on 05/19/2009 4:00:26 PM PDT by ItisaReligionofPeace
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To: exit82

Terri wasn’t allowed to be treated with the dignity she deserved, but she never lost her own dignity. They tried to take her dignity, but it was never theirs to take.


33 posted on 05/19/2009 4:01:09 PM PDT by BykrBayb (Fight the bastards or perish! ~ Jim Robinson ~ Þ)
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To: ItisaReligionofPeace

The enemies of Terri Schiavo who posted here, and all over the Internet. Everyone who spoke up on behalf of Terri Schiavo was verbally attacked for it. It would be difficult to avoid knowing that.


34 posted on 05/19/2009 4:03:56 PM PDT by BykrBayb (Fight the bastards or perish! ~ Jim Robinson ~ Þ)
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To: BykrBayb
I cannot cite the exact thread or posts, but I do recall quite well the snarky comments about Mayo when they sided with Terri's right to live because she was not ‘a vegetable’. I have a feeling you've tossed a rock into the 'Terri is a vegg' crowd and the one you hit has yelped. Do you still have your standard issue ignore button Jim issues when you join FR? ;^)
35 posted on 05/19/2009 4:10:50 PM PDT by MHGinTN (Believing they cannot be deceived, they cannot be convinced when they are deceived.)
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To: BykrBayb

Then it should be very easy for you to find one contemporaneous account of someone calling the Mayo clinic “quacks” or something similar. Good luck.


36 posted on 05/19/2009 4:11:08 PM PDT by ItisaReligionofPeace
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To: MHGinTN

Yeah, I guess I need to break out the ignore button for this troll. I was going to honor his request to do the googling for him, but when I started, there were literally thousands of sites. Only a total moron could find a way to remain ignorant of the foul things the death mongers said about Terri’s allies.

Arthur Caplan and Ronald Cranford were frequently quoted as “experts” on Terri Schiavo, brain injuries and ethics, despite the facts. They both had vile insults for Dr. Wm. Cheshire from Mayo. The New York Slimes had a few goofy articles portraying the Mayo Clinic as a bunch of quacks. As evidence, they accused Dr. Cheshire of being a Christian (as though that was proof of quackery) and named the church he attended. They even used his standing at the Mayo Clinic as proof of his quackery. Democratic Underground was in full agreement with all of Terri’s enemies, including the trolls who wandered our own hallowed halls.


37 posted on 05/19/2009 4:35:48 PM PDT by BykrBayb (Fight the bastards or perish! ~ Jim Robinson ~ Þ)
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To: BykrBayb
Pinged from Terri Dailies


38 posted on 05/19/2009 4:38:27 PM PDT by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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To: BykrBayb

Point well taken,BB.


39 posted on 05/19/2009 5:11:37 PM PDT by exit82 (The Obama Cabinet: There was more brainpower on Gilligan's Island.)
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To: BykrBayb

I have prayed that he will see the light now.

Maybe he will come to his senses and publicly admit that he was wrong.


40 posted on 05/20/2009 3:48:02 AM PDT by Sun (Pray that God sends us good leaders. Please say a prayer now.)
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To: BykrBayb; 8mmMauser; floriduh voter

according to this he is about to die

http://www.firstcoastnews.com/news/local/news-article.aspx?storyid=142277&catid=3

State Senator Jim King in Grave Condition

he probably won’t have to be dehydrated


41 posted on 07/25/2009 8:31:01 AM PDT by tutstar (Baptist Ping list - freepmail me to get on or off.)
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To: bill1952

Jim King is responsible for writing the end of life statutes in place in Florida. He considers them his “legacy”.


42 posted on 07/25/2009 8:37:27 AM PDT by tutstar (Baptist Ping list - freepmail me to get on or off.)
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To: tutstar
One of his notable achievements is the Death with Dignity law.

It gives competent adults the right to make their own decision about treatment during illness.

Not exactly. It actually takes away patients' rights, and transfers those rights to others.

I still pray that King finds God, and decides not to burn in hell.

43 posted on 07/25/2009 11:29:12 AM PDT by BykrBayb (Damn the naysayers. Full speed ahead. ~ Þ)
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