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JFK Sister Eunice Kennedy Shriver Critical
CBS ^ | 08/07/09

Posted on 08/07/2009 12:45:58 PM PDT by Borges

Eunice Kennedy Shriver, the 86-year-old sister of President John F. Kennedy, who founded the Special Olympics and championed the rights of the mentally retarded, has been hospitalized. A spokesman said Friday that Shriver's family was at her side at a Massachusetts hospitla.

Shriver is also the sister of Sen. Edward Kennedy and the mother-in-law of California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger.

It was no immediately clear what ailment, if any, was affecting her. It was also not immediate clear how long Shriver has been hospitalized.

Shriver is also the sister of Sen. Edward Kennedy and the mother-in-law of California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, who said in June that she was recovering from a series of strokes.

Eunice Shriver is credited with transforming America's view of the mentally disabled from institutionalized patients to that of friends, neighbors and athletes. Her efforts were inspired in part by the struggles of her retarded sister, Rosemary. She founded the Special Olympics in 1968.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; US: Massachusetts
KEYWORDS: euniceshriver; kennedyfamily; maria; schwarzenegger; tedkennedy

1 posted on 08/07/2009 12:46:00 PM PDT by Borges
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To: Borges

God Bless her.

If she has ever embarrassed herself the way the other Kennedy’s have... I can’t recall.


2 posted on 08/07/2009 12:48:45 PM PDT by Responsibility2nd (I am Legend)
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To: Borges

86 yrs. old?????? What is she still doing hanging around, breathing our air, eating our food, and using up our precious natural resources???!!!!! Send her to 0bama’s Medical Review Board at once!


3 posted on 08/07/2009 12:51:32 PM PDT by FrdmLvr
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To: FrdmLvr

*sigh* Yeah. Just give her pain pills.


4 posted on 08/07/2009 12:55:54 PM PDT by null and void (We are now in day 198 of our national holiday from reality. - 0bama really isn't one of US.)
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To: Borges

Now this is one Kennedy I have nothing but admiration for.


5 posted on 08/07/2009 12:56:56 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Borges

Too bad.

Really a very decent person.
I pray that her suffering is minimal (and that the DNC doesn’t use this as an opportunity of one sort or another).


6 posted on 08/07/2009 12:57:10 PM PDT by kidd (Obama: The triumph of hope over evidence)
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To: Borges

The Special Olympics program will be her legacy. It is a good one. Prayers up for her and her family.


7 posted on 08/07/2009 12:57:11 PM PDT by goldfinch
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To: Borges

Will she get the very best in health care?????


8 posted on 08/07/2009 12:57:27 PM PDT by bperiwinkle7 ( In the beginning was the WORD................)
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To: Borges
We could all do great things born to a life of luxury.
9 posted on 08/07/2009 12:57:44 PM PDT by Mark was here (The earth is bipolar.)
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To: goldfinch

I do agree. I wish her peace. Prayers up!


10 posted on 08/07/2009 1:00:13 PM PDT by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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To: Borges

Special Olympics, Guilt and cover story to family nazi like forced lobotomizing of Joe’s daughter Rose Marie.


11 posted on 08/07/2009 1:00:13 PM PDT by Leisler
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To: Borges

Sorry to hear this. Eunice has done a world of good with her Special Olympics. May she live and be well, but if that is not God’s will, may she have a very peaceful passing,and a grand entrance into the presence of Jesus and the Angels and the Saints.


12 posted on 08/07/2009 1:01:07 PM PDT by Palladin (Me to Gubmint Healthcare Counselor: "Get your ass out of here or YOU will be in intensive care!")
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To: kidd
and that the DNC doesn’t use this as an opportunity of one sort or another

They will. There is no grave they won't dance on, no elderly person they won't take advantage of and no child they won't use to achieve their goals.

I seriously don't think they can help themselves.

13 posted on 08/07/2009 1:02:16 PM PDT by null and void (We are now in day 198 of our national holiday from reality. - 0bama really isn't one of US.)
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To: FrdmLvr
86 yrs. old?????? What is she still doing hanging around, breathing our air, eating our food, and using up our precious natural resources???!!!!! Send her to 0bama’s Medical Review Board at once!

So she's at a "Massachusetts hospital"? I'll wager that that means Massachusetts General...one of the very finest hospitals in the world.And my guess is that she's not being denied a single test or form of treatment...regardless of how expensive...that might prolong her life by a single hour.

14 posted on 08/07/2009 1:04:31 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Christian+Veteran=Terrorist)
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To: Gay State Conservative
So she's at a "Massachusetts hospital"? I'll wager that that means Massachusetts General...one of the very finest hospitals in the world.And my guess is that she's not being denied a single test or form of treatment...regardless of how expensive...that might prolong her life by a single hour.

"All animals are created equal, but some animals are more equal than others". ---Orwell

Especially if you're a Kennedy.

15 posted on 08/07/2009 1:07:04 PM PDT by FrdmLvr
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Well, in a prior professional life, it was my lot to work closely with one of President Kennedy’s siblings. In so doing, I met all surviving siblings and many of their offspring. Eunice, uniquely in this arrogant and offensive crowd, was thoughtful and considerate of others, even of us “little people.” Perhaps not unrelated to this, she was a faithful practicing Catholic and the only Kennedy to oppose abortion. I liked her even as I disliked ALL the others. I wish her well.


16 posted on 08/07/2009 1:07:26 PM PDT by Godwin1 (E)
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To: Borges

Good thing she’s not on Obamacare....


17 posted on 08/07/2009 1:08:27 PM PDT by Freddd (Government run health care=paying more and being denied what we already have.)
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To: goldfinch
The Special Olympics program will be her legacy. It is a good one.

Testifying as a "character witness" for her heroin addict nephews,David and Robert....and her rapist nephew,Will....and her murderer nephew,Michael....not to mention her murderer brother,What's-His-Name....will be her legacy.It's a bad one.

18 posted on 08/07/2009 1:08:40 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Christian+Veteran=Terrorist)
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To: Borges

Maybe the Dear Comrade can make another joke about the Special Olympics when Eunice Kennedy Shriver passes on.


19 posted on 08/07/2009 1:15:14 PM PDT by mkjessup (Hey Comrade 0bama? No documentation = No eligibility, ok? Now GTF out of OUR White House!!!)
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To: Borges

Prayers for her.


20 posted on 08/07/2009 1:19:36 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Alps !"~~)
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To: Leisler
I am sorry but Ms. Shriver doesn't deserve this disdain. At the time that Rose Marie was lobotomized it was an attempt to help her. It was a new form of treatment for the mentally retarded and they believed they were acting in her best interests. As much as I despise Joe Kennedy there is no reason to assume that he had anything but good intentions towards Rose Marie. Her institutionalization was very upsetting to him and the rest of the family.

Eunice Shriver is a very good person, though I dislike most of her relatives, she should not be lumped in with the rest of them. And Special Olympics is an exceptional good for society.

21 posted on 08/07/2009 1:25:03 PM PDT by Jim from C-Town (The government is rarely benevolent, often malevolent and never benign!)
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To: Gay State Conservative

She’s at Cape Cod Hospital.


22 posted on 08/07/2009 1:25:36 PM PDT by Melinda
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To: Jim from C-Town

Very well said. I will add my dittos. She doesn’t deserve our disdain or contempt.


23 posted on 08/07/2009 1:34:37 PM PDT by carton253 (Ask me about Throw Away the Scabbard - a Civil War alternate history.)
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To: Jim from C-Town

RM was very little of a problem, except in image wise, which of course is everything to a Kennedy. They didn’t care about RM, they cared about themselves.

Irish American Caligulas.


24 posted on 08/07/2009 1:36:51 PM PDT by Leisler
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To: Melinda

Who would stick with the Kennedys all those years? How bought do you have to be? The Kennedy women, Shriver too are willing accomplices in the Kennedy evil and the horrific damage that satanic family has done.


25 posted on 08/07/2009 1:39:10 PM PDT by Leisler
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To: Borges

...and teddie (carwash) kennedy languishes on and on and on..


26 posted on 08/07/2009 1:41:14 PM PDT by RetSignman (DEMSM: "If you tell a big enough lie, frequently enough, it becomes the truth")
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To: FrdmLvr

I know someone that spiral fractured his femur and had himself driven to Boston to avoid CC hospital.

It’s kind of one of those hospitals big enough to do everything, but nothing well.

The place is filthy with lacksadaisical cleaning staff spraying layer upon sticky layer of detergent upon dirt. Touching anything is like touching warm taffy.

I wouldn’t bring my dog there.


27 posted on 08/07/2009 1:44:23 PM PDT by Leisler
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To: goldfinch

My son is involved with Special Olympics as a coach. It is a worthwhile organization. To the Olympians who take part, it is one of the highlights of their year! Bless her for her part in establishing it.


28 posted on 08/07/2009 2:28:52 PM PDT by FrdmLvr
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To: RetSignman

I think the Kennedy family will be attending two funerals within the next few weeks.


29 posted on 08/07/2009 7:03:26 PM PDT by Palladin (Me to Gubmint Healthcare Counselor: "Get your ass out of here or YOU will be in intensive care!")
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To: Borges

They had a sister that was made to have a lobotomy and basically became retarded. She was saying things that put the rest of the Kennedys in a bad light and they just “couldn’t afford” that. Maybe this Kennedy was trying to help retarded people partly because of what was done to her sister.


30 posted on 08/07/2009 7:36:04 PM PDT by Bellflower (The end of this age is near but the beginning of the next glorious one is coming!)
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To: Mark was here
"We could all do great things born to a life of luxury.

At least she did something. Many who are born into a privileged life do nothing but indulge themselves. The concept of noblesse oblige is completely lost on them.

31 posted on 08/08/2009 10:20:10 AM PDT by Mila
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To: Mila

The news is not good today. Eunice is critical.

I pray for the grace of a happy death for her.


32 posted on 08/08/2009 11:52:09 AM PDT by Palladin (Me to Gubmint Healthcare Counselor: "Get your ass out of here or YOU will be in intensive care!")
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To: Palladin

Even when the “children” are all adults, to lose your mother is very hard. The impact of my own mother’s death at 88 surprised me as it was not sudden and I felt that I was prepared for it. I too am praying for her and all of those who love her.


33 posted on 08/09/2009 1:17:25 AM PDT by Mila
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