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Betty Ford Dead at 93
CNN ^ | July 8, 2011 | CNN

Posted on 07/08/2011 5:58:26 PM PDT by Beaten Valve

Betty Fordhas died at the age of 93.

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1 posted on 07/08/2011 5:58:32 PM PDT by Beaten Valve
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To: Beaten Valve

How sad — a tough, tough lady.

Also an inspiration for Cancer survivors everywhere.

Prayers for the family.


2 posted on 07/08/2011 6:00:37 PM PDT by freedumb2003 (Herman Cain 2012)
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To: Beaten Valve

RIP


3 posted on 07/08/2011 6:01:18 PM PDT by Gondring (Paul Revere would have been flamed as a naysayer troll and told to go back to Boston.)
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To: Beaten Valve
Oh this is very sad news. May she rest in peace and God comfort her family and friends.

4 posted on 07/08/2011 6:01:29 PM PDT by bd476
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To: Beaten Valve

KTLA TV:

LOS ANGELES (KTLA) — Betty Ford, the widow of late President Gerald Ford, has died at the age of 93, according to the director of the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Library and Museum.

Ford co-founded an addiction center in her name in Rancho Mirage, California, which was known for caring for celebrities such as Lindsay Lohan and Robert Downey, Jr..

http://www.ktla.com/news/landing/ktla-betty-ford-dies,0,7611548.story


5 posted on 07/08/2011 6:01:56 PM PDT by Beaten Valve
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To: Beaten Valve

Rest in Peace Betty.


6 posted on 07/08/2011 6:02:58 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: freedumb2003

RIP, Mrs. Ford.


7 posted on 07/08/2011 6:03:08 PM PDT by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto.)
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To: Beaten Valve

She’ll be remembered for having done some good, unlike most politicians.


8 posted on 07/08/2011 6:04:31 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: Beaten Valve

Just heard the news..RIP Betty Ford


9 posted on 07/08/2011 6:05:17 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: Beaten Valve

RIP.


10 posted on 07/08/2011 6:06:06 PM PDT by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: Beaten Valve

RIP. The passing of an era.


11 posted on 07/08/2011 6:06:09 PM PDT by Jemian
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To: Beaten Valve

Rest in Peace Mrs. Ford. Lord be with you.


12 posted on 07/08/2011 6:07:47 PM PDT by theDentist (fybo; qwerty ergo typo : i type, therefore i misspelll)
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To: Revolting cat!

True


13 posted on 07/08/2011 6:07:50 PM PDT by funfan
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To: Beaten Valve

Rest in peace.


14 posted on 07/08/2011 6:09:15 PM PDT by ConservativeStatement (Obama "acted stupidly.")
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To: Beaten Valve

Has the one said anything yet ?


15 posted on 07/08/2011 6:09:40 PM PDT by al baby (Hi Mom!!! I know i was kidding)
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To: Beaten Valve

RIP for one of the most likable First Ladies ever, imo.


16 posted on 07/08/2011 6:10:07 PM PDT by LibWhacker
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To: Beaten Valve

May she RIP.


17 posted on 07/08/2011 6:11:35 PM PDT by tioga
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To: al baby

If you walked past the White House right now, I’d wager you’d hear champagne glasses clinking.


18 posted on 07/08/2011 6:11:48 PM PDT by LibWhacker
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To: al baby

Has the one said anything yet ?


Someone will issue a statement. The wicked bastard doesn’t care.


19 posted on 07/08/2011 6:13:47 PM PDT by unkus (Silence = Consent)
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To: Beaten Valve

Sad news.

She lived a long, productive life.

RIP


20 posted on 07/08/2011 6:13:47 PM PDT by jan in Colorado (In times of universal deceit, telling the truth will be a revolutionary act. --George Orwell.)
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To: LibWhacker

I hope the flag is at half mast at the White House...


21 posted on 07/08/2011 6:14:07 PM PDT by tioga
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To: LibWhacker

If you walked past the White House right now, I’d wager you’d hear champagne glasses clinking.


No, that’s reserved for Nancy Reagan.


22 posted on 07/08/2011 6:15:15 PM PDT by unkus (Silence = Consent)
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To: Beaten Valve


23 posted on 07/08/2011 6:15:20 PM PDT by massmike (Massachusetts:Stopped hanging witches;started electing Kennedys.Coincidence?)
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To: LibWhacker

Yes, I too have little doubt that the President and First Lady are celebrating the death of an old woman who fought cancer for God knows how long.

How much do you want to bet that should Barbara Bush die, the Obamas will throw a garden party? Maybe a parade?

I’m not a fan of Obama’s politics either, but damn, there’s a time and a place and this ain’t it.


24 posted on 07/08/2011 6:16:47 PM PDT by OnlyTurkeysHaveLeftWings
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To: OnlyTurkeysHaveLeftWings

+1


25 posted on 07/08/2011 6:19:35 PM PDT by xkaydet65 (IACTA ALEA EST!!!)
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To: Beaten Valve

RIP Betty! You are a true Lady!


26 posted on 07/08/2011 6:19:40 PM PDT by TaMoDee (GO PACK GO to Super Bowl XLVI)
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To: Beaten Valve

A great women...but even so, when one steps into the realm of politics, one has to consider the LONG-TERM effects of their positions.

I’ll leave it at that.


27 posted on 07/08/2011 6:21:10 PM PDT by BobL (PLEASE READ: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2657811/posts)
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To: Beaten Valve

The Betty Ford Center has been one of the greatest organization. A great lady...living a nice, full life. She is now with her Gerald. Prayers for the family. Rest in Peace, Mrs. Ford.


28 posted on 07/08/2011 6:22:17 PM PDT by shield (Rev 2:9 "Woe unto those who say they are Judah and are not, but are of the synaGOGue of Satan.")
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To: Beaten Valve

And now she again hold hands with Jerry.


29 posted on 07/08/2011 6:23:00 PM PDT by VanDeKoik (1 million in stimulus dollars paid for this tagline!)
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To: Beaten Valve
As I recall, she was somewhat of a character. I remember she could be pretty funny at times.

Very classy couple we had in the WH with Mr. and Mrs. Ford

30 posted on 07/08/2011 6:23:20 PM PDT by Ken H
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To: Beaten Valve

RIP fine First Lady...you are now with your beloved Gerald!


31 posted on 07/08/2011 6:24:01 PM PDT by jhw61
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To: Beaten Valve

She championed legalizing abortion.

Other than that biggie...seems like she did a lot of good.


32 posted on 07/08/2011 6:24:11 PM PDT by Aria ( "If we ever forget that we're one nation under God, then we will be a nation gone under.")
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To: Beaten Valve

RIP fine First Lady...you are now with your beloved Gerald!


33 posted on 07/08/2011 6:24:18 PM PDT by jhw61
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To: TaMoDee

RIP Mrs. Ford. Prayers for the family.


34 posted on 07/08/2011 6:24:26 PM PDT by ProfoundBabe ("Every real thought on every real subject knocks the wind out of somebody or other." - OW Holmes)
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To: Beaten Valve

OMG, how sudden. She went out on top, though. God Rest her soul.


35 posted on 07/08/2011 6:27:00 PM PDT by NonValueAdded (From her lips to the voters' ears: Debbie Wasserman Schultz: "We own the economy" June 15, 2011)
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To: OnlyTurkeysHaveLeftWings

“old woman”
I think you mean “old white woman”.
But even more likely, Bambi and Moosechelle are busy partying, and just said, “Who?”


36 posted on 07/08/2011 6:27:33 PM PDT by GnuHere
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To: Beaten Valve

Few people have had to battle their private demons in so public a manner. She turned it to a positive. Rest in Peace, Betty.


37 posted on 07/08/2011 6:29:55 PM PDT by Pan_Yan (Those that despise people will never get the best out of others and themselves. Tocqueville)
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To: Beaten Valve

She really was an extraordinary woman, who lived very publicly through some of our country’s and her own most trying days. She emerged with enormous dignity on all fronts.
May her soul find eternal peace.


38 posted on 07/08/2011 6:32:31 PM PDT by EDINVA
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To: Beaten Valve

RIP Mrs. Ford. Not only did she do much to help people suffering from addiction, and breast cancer, her clinic did a lot for the economy of the area, which was empty desert before she built it next to Eisenhower hospital.


39 posted on 07/08/2011 6:33:23 PM PDT by Yaelle
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To: Beaten Valve

I had the wrong Betty in mind. May Betty Ford Rest In Peace and our prayers are with her loved ones.


40 posted on 07/08/2011 6:34:01 PM PDT by NonValueAdded (From her lips to the voters' ears: Debbie Wasserman Schultz: "We own the economy" June 15, 2011)
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To: grellis

Michigan ping.


41 posted on 07/08/2011 6:34:40 PM PDT by MaryFromMichigan
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To: Beaten Valve

RIP to a great and classy first lady.


42 posted on 07/08/2011 6:34:40 PM PDT by DarthVader (That which supports Barack Hussein Obama must be sterilized and there are NO exceptions!)
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To: Beaten Valve

RIP to a great and classy first lady.


43 posted on 07/08/2011 6:34:40 PM PDT by DarthVader (That which supports Barack Hussein Obama must be sterilized and there are NO exceptions!)
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To: Beaten Valve
RIP.

The greatest generation rapidly passing. Leaving...the lamest generation.

44 posted on 07/08/2011 6:43:59 PM PDT by the invisib1e hand (Lovers ARE fighters)
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To: OnlyTurkeysHaveLeftWings
How much do you want to bet that should Barbara Bush die, the Obamas will throw a garden party? Maybe a parade?

Both of those possibilities are absurd. I'd take that bet.

Have you forgotten yourself?

45 posted on 07/08/2011 6:47:34 PM PDT by krb (Obama is a miserable failure.)
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To: Beaten Valve

RIP, dear lady. You kept coming back one day at a time. You truly are an inspiration


46 posted on 07/08/2011 6:48:17 PM PDT by peggybac
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To: Beaten Valve

Rest in Peace. Thank you for being so brave and showing a nation how to fight cancer.


47 posted on 07/08/2011 6:49:16 PM PDT by Volunteer (Though I know that the hypnotized never lie, do ya? - The Who)
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To: Beaten Valve

prayer up for the Ford family..she was a strong, brave lady...rest in peace Mrs Ford


48 posted on 07/08/2011 6:52:52 PM PDT by leenie312
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To: grellis; AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; ...

Thanks Beaten Valve. :’(


49 posted on 07/08/2011 6:53:05 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Yes, as a matter of fact, it is that time again -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: Pan_Yan

Jackie Kennedy was a drug addict for awhile.It is unclear to me whether she knew she was getting shot up with speed or did she believe it was really just B-12.


50 posted on 07/08/2011 6:57:18 PM PDT by RummyChick
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