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Report: Sen. Mark Kirk recalls seeing angels
Politico ^ | 01/03/2013 | KEVIN CIRILLI

Posted on 01/03/2013 5:10:05 PM PST by SeekAndFind

Sen. Mark Kirk (R-Ill.) said he saw three angels in the hospital when he awoke from a stroke-induced coma in an interview published Wednesday.

Kirk — who had a stroke almost a year ago — is set to walk up the U.S. Capitol building’s steps Thursday without any assistance.

Kirk told suburban-Chicago’s The Daily Herald the angels asked him, “You want to come with us?”

“No,” Kirk responded. “I’ll hold off.”

Doctors sent Kirk into a coma after he had a stroke Jan. 21, 2012 and they temporarily removed a 4-by-8 inch piece of his skull to help his brain heal, according to The Daily Herald.

He said he woke up and knew that he’d come close to dying.

“A thing goes off in your head that this is the end,” Kirk told The Herald.

Though Kirk says he now considers himself “a disabled American,” his said his motivation to recover was fueled by his faith, family and getting back to the Capitol.

“I kept imagining going back to work and the irreducible physical amount of effort I had to put in,” Kirk told The Daily Herald.

He even memorized the route he’ll have to take inside the Capitol.

(Excerpt) Read more at politico.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: Illinois
KEYWORDS: 113th; angels; markkirk; neardeath

1 posted on 01/03/2013 5:10:16 PM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

Sen. Mark Kirk, R-Ill., will walk up the steps of the Capitol Thursday morning as he returns to the Senate for the first time since he suffered a stroke early last year.
2 posted on 01/03/2013 5:11:48 PM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

He is pro-abortion-no wonder he said no.


3 posted on 01/03/2013 5:16:31 PM PST by icwhatudo (Low taxes and less spending in Sodom and Gomorrah is not my idea of a conservative victory)
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To: icwhatudo
He is pro-abortion

I doubt if they were angels from above. What a scumbag

4 posted on 01/03/2013 5:21:44 PM PST by laweeks
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To: SeekAndFind
Here's Mark Kirk's angel:


5 posted on 01/03/2013 5:26:31 PM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: Lancey Howard

Wow!!! I will take that angel ANY day!! LOL!!


6 posted on 01/03/2013 5:32:03 PM PST by dubyajam ("Life is Hard ... It's Even Harder When you're Stupid" --- John Wayne)
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To: SeekAndFind

Sorry Kirk. The Angels do not make the decisions.


7 posted on 01/03/2013 5:43:46 PM PST by justa-hairyape
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To: SeekAndFind

Was one of them wearing a trenchcoat?


8 posted on 01/03/2013 5:48:07 PM PST by Hardraade (http://junipersec.wordpress.com (Vendetta))
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To: SeekAndFind

No matter what you think of this or him, please respect the will and determination it took for him to bring himself back to a new normalcy. I am proud to say he is my senator even as I know I will disagree with some of his decisions. I just wish he had climbed those stairs two days ago and voted that “no” he said he would have voted.


9 posted on 01/03/2013 6:00:12 PM PST by Ray'sBeth
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To: SeekAndFind

He’s a variation on the Scott Brown Republican, but that’s probably the best we can expect for IL and we should be glad to have him.

I’ve no problem wishing him well in his recovery. Also, if he didn’t make it back to the Senate we’d be down another vote.


10 posted on 01/03/2013 6:11:33 PM PST by 9YearLurker
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To: justa-hairyape

RE: The Angels do not make the decisions.

And we know who can disguise himself as an angel of light (2 Corinthians 11:14 ).


11 posted on 01/03/2013 6:11:59 PM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: Ray'sBeth

RE: No matter what you think of this or him, please respect the will and determination it took for him to bring himself back to a new normalcy.

I for one wish him the best of health. And of course I dearly wish he would see the error of his ways in supporting the murder of babies.

Real Angels from God would not support what he supports.


12 posted on 01/03/2013 6:14:02 PM PST by SeekAndFind
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13 posted on 01/03/2013 6:21:47 PM PST by RedMDer (Those that believe in gun free zones should post gun free zone signs on their property and persons.)
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To: SeekAndFind

I applaud Senator Kirk’s courage for acknowledging that he saw angels in a time when such beliefs are ridiculed, and I commend his strength in recovering from his stroke. He stated that his experience has given him much more compassion, and rather than cynically judging him perhaps we should not underestimate the Grace of God which through this experience may have opened his eyes to the evil of abortion and the sacredness of life.


14 posted on 01/03/2013 6:39:10 PM PST by AtlasStalled
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rather than cynically judging him perhaps we should not underestimate the Grace of God which through this experience may have opened his eyes to the evil of abortion and the sacredness of life.

Amen to that. God wishes no one go to hell, we bring it on ourselves. youtube is full of believable near-death experience videos. God is love.

15 posted on 01/03/2013 6:53:23 PM PST by stevio (God, guns, guts.)
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To: Lancey Howard

Try to picture Michael Moore or Helen Thomas in that angel outfit. I’ll never see angels the same way again after that picture went through my head.


16 posted on 01/03/2013 6:56:31 PM PST by peeps36 (America is being destroyed by filthy traitors in the political establishment)
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To: SeekAndFind
People who have had strokes sometimes report the most amazing experiences, beginning to be understood by cutting edge understanding of the brain and its function. These are not the typical "near death" experiences but something much deeper and more profound.

The experiences themselves are not new. I recall hearing firsthand the account of a man severely wounded in WWII who had a profound insight while comatose, but which led to his survival.

17 posted on 01/03/2013 7:44:18 PM PST by hinckley buzzard
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To: 9YearLurker
>> He’s a variation on the Scott Brown Republican, but that’s probably the best we can expect for IL and we should be glad to have him. <<

Mark Kirk would have to move considerably to the right to be a "Scott Brown Republican", even though Scott Brown is from an even more liberal state (most of downstate Illinois is represented by Republicans in Congress, whereas every single Mass. House district is represented by Dems)

For starters, Brown had a 50% rating from Planned Parenthood and was endorsed by the NRA. Kirk has a 100% rating from Planned Parenthood and is so liberal on guns that the Jim & Sarah Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence endorsed him over a liberal Chicago machine Democrat.

18 posted on 01/03/2013 7:44:47 PM PST by BillyBoy ( Impeach Obama? Yes We Can!)
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To: SeekAndFind

One would think that if he truly had such a visitation from angels sent by God, he would be repenting from his views on abortion, which is murder and condemned by God.

Or at least he would be so grateful for his new lease on life, he would not want to do anything to be unworthy of such grace.


19 posted on 01/03/2013 7:56:38 PM PST by exit82 ("The Taliban is on the inside of the building" E. Nordstrom 10-10-12)
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To: Ray'sBeth

He’s my senator too and regardless of his health, he is probably the most liberal republican senator and to the left of many democrat senators. Kirk, like Romney, is in the wrong party.

I fully expect him to change his political affiliation before his next election.


20 posted on 01/03/2013 8:20:11 PM PST by Graybeard58 ("Civil rights” leader and MSNB-Hee Haw host Al Sharpton - Larry Elder)
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To: BillyBoy

The ACU gave Kirk a 10 points more conservative rating than it did Brown, 60 to 50:

http://redalertpolitics.com/2012/03/01/only-23-members-of-congress-receive-coveted-100-rating-from-acu-in-2011/

He’s a social liberal, as he openly admits, but is more fiscally conservative.


21 posted on 01/04/2013 12:20:03 AM PST by 9YearLurker
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To: 9YearLurker
>> The ACU gave Kirk a 10 points more conservative rating than it did Brown, 60 to 50 <<

As this article points out, Kirk is recovering from a massive stroke, and has been out of the Senate for a year after only serving less than a year since being elected in 2010. All that ACU rating shows is that on 10 or so votes that he and Brown both made, Kirk might have voted the GOP party line more on one or two of them. It says nothing about their overall political positions, where Kirk is to the left of the RINO Brown, while claiming to be "middle of the road". Most of the groups that opposed Brown's candidacy (Planned Parenthood, NARAL, Sierra Club, Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence) have a track record of happily endorsing Kirk. It speaks volumes that they actually PREFER Kirk over an Obama Democrat.

>> He’s a social liberal, as he openly admits <<

He has never admitted to being liberal in his life. He claims to be "socially moderate" while voting to the left of many card-carrying lifelong Democrats on social issues like abortion. Apparently supporting partial-birth abortion is "thoughtful and moderate" in his eyes. I guess the 80%+ of Americans who oppose it are "too right wing" by Kirk's standards. I've love to confront him on this and show just how out of touch he is with the "middle of the road" in this country.

>> but is more fiscally conservative <<

Yeah, because we all know voting for cap n' trade is "fiscally conservative". Kirk wouldn't even vote to make the Bush tax cuts permanant -- the ONE issue where he claimed to be totally on our side. Kirk can lie all he wants and call himself a "Fiscal conservative", his voting record shows otherwise. It speaks volumes that the first thing this liar in the Senate did is provide "bipartisan" support for Dick Durbin's $30 million dollar Orwellian "food safety bill", after flat out pledging to Illinois citizens that he would OPPOSE letting ANY lame duck legislation come to the floor "before the new Congress is seated". Took him about 5 minutes after being sworn in during Dec. 2010 to break his campaign promise.

Brown's a RINO, but even he'd be an improvement over Kirk.

22 posted on 01/04/2013 12:55:18 AM PST by BillyBoy ( Impeach Obama? Yes We Can!)
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Brown is however a freak of nature—a freakishly good Republican politician for MA. There aren’t too many of him.


23 posted on 01/04/2013 1:01:24 AM PST by 9YearLurker
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To: BillyBoy

Oh, and ‘social moderate’ is common code.


24 posted on 01/04/2013 1:13:24 AM PST by 9YearLurker
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