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Edward Koch, Former Mayor of New York, Dies
NY Times ^ | 2/1/13 | ROBERT D. McFADDEN

Posted on 02/01/2013 6:07:04 AM PST by jimbo123

Edward I. Koch, the master showman of City Hall, who parlayed shrewd political instincts and plenty of chutzpah into three tumultuous terms as mayor of New York with all the tenacity, zest and combativeness that personified his city of golden dreams, died Friday morning at age 88.

Mr. Koch’s spokesman, George Arzt, said the former mayor died at 2 a.m. from congestive heart failure. He was being treated at New York-Presbyterian Columbia Hospital.

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


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: koch; mayor; nyc; obituary

1 posted on 02/01/2013 6:07:09 AM PST by jimbo123
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To: jimbo123

While mayor, the city sank lower and lower into disrepair and morality.

How many American Jews can squander opportunities to lead to the right side, but sink into the cesspool of leftist politics is mind boggling.


2 posted on 02/01/2013 6:10:10 AM PST by IbJensen (Liberals are like Slinkies, good for nothing, but you smile as you push them down the stairs.)
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To: jimbo123
A classic "New Yawker" and a man who truly loved his city. RIP sir ...

3 posted on 02/01/2013 6:13:30 AM PST by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: IbJensen

Touching, do you do a lot of eulogies?


4 posted on 02/01/2013 6:14:02 AM PST by stuartcr ("I upraded my moral compass to a GPS, to keep up with the times.")
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To: jimbo123

Some are saying that he was “a liberal with common sense”. How does that happen? He was a gun grabber and he wasn’t a gun grabber because he believed that would help the crime rate.


5 posted on 02/01/2013 6:14:38 AM PST by albie
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To: oh8eleven

I didn’t always agree with him but he was a true New Yorker and the citizens responded to that.


6 posted on 02/01/2013 6:16:51 AM PST by wiggen (The teacher card. When the racism card just won't work.)
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To: jimbo123

Endorsed and voted for Obama twice. That’s what I’ll remember him for.


7 posted on 02/01/2013 6:21:00 AM PST by BO Stinkss
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To: jimbo123

Well, my grandma always told me if you can’t say something nice...which I can’t, let it be.


8 posted on 02/01/2013 6:21:32 AM PST by MestaMachine (Sometimes the smartest man in the room is standing in the midst of imbeciles.)
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To: oh8eleven

I agree. Let’s shelve the political critiques on the day he passed from this life. It’s not as if he were Pol Pot or Robert Mugabe or anything.


9 posted on 02/01/2013 6:23:53 AM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: IbJensen
While mayor, the city sank lower and lower into disrepair and morality.
Interesting comment - I thought he was elected mayor, not social director. Despite your "astute" powers of observation (and bigotry), most see it otherwise: You sir, are full of krap.
10 posted on 02/01/2013 6:26:54 AM PST by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: jimbo123

RIP!!!


11 posted on 02/01/2013 6:41:28 AM PST by PLD
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To: jimbo123

a “self promoter” who watched the city go downhill


12 posted on 02/01/2013 6:44:26 AM PST by capt B
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To: IbJensen
How many American Jews can squander opportunities to lead to the right side,

Why he affiliated himself with the democratic party of abortions, homosexuality, and racism was always beyond me. I personally will not miss him.

13 posted on 02/01/2013 6:44:36 AM PST by laweeks
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To: oh8eleven

“How am I doing?” as he used to like to call out to the crowd at any parade he marched at. RIP Ed


14 posted on 02/01/2013 6:55:28 AM PST by freefdny
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To: jimbo123

What an eerie coincidence. Just the other day I was thinking about Grandpa Al Lewis.


15 posted on 02/01/2013 7:47:02 AM PST by Flash Bazbeaux
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To: jimbo123

Under Koch and Dinkins, graffiti,street corner panhandlers, and car-window washer bums increased terribly. It took Giuliani to clean it up.


16 posted on 02/01/2013 8:02:43 AM PST by Exit148
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To: jimbo123

Under Koch and Dinkins, graffiti,street corner panhandlers, and car-window washer bums increased terribly. It took Giuliani to clean it up.


17 posted on 02/01/2013 8:02:45 AM PST by Exit148
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To: jimbo123

He voted twice for a man bent on destroying Israel. And he claims to be jewish.another brilliant lib.hey ed, how are you doing? Not too well.


18 posted on 02/01/2013 8:15:44 AM PST by longfellow (Bill Maher, the 21st hijacker.)
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To: jimbo123

uh.... what?...who?.... Oh (roll over in bed...) Uh... don’t wake me up for stupid crap anymore. I care more about a frog farting in the jungles of the Amazon than some old lib assuming room temperature. Yawn...

HEY!!!! I got something... Make congestive heart failure illegal and he wouldn’t have died. If you get CHF then you should be fined and maybe face federal prosecution. This is a crisis!!!! Why didn’t anybody think of that?


19 posted on 02/01/2013 9:07:49 AM PST by Dick Vomer (democrats are like flies, whatever they don't eat they sh#t on.)
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To: oh8eleven

Didn’t agree on many subjects but there was something very likeable about him.

And a fellow grunt!

From wiki
He was drafted[9] into the United States Armyin 1943 where he served as an infantryman with the 104th Infantry Division, landing in Cherbourg, France in September 1944. He earned two Battle Stars as a combat infantryman. He was honorably discharged with the rank of Sergeant in 1946

Rank Sergeant
Unit 104th Infantry Division
Battles/warsBattle of Hurtgen Forest
Battle of the Bulge

AwardsCombat Infantryman Badge
European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign Medal
World War II Victory Medal
National Defense Service Medal


20 posted on 02/01/2013 10:20:26 AM PST by DUMBGRUNT (The best is the enemy of the good!)
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Battle of Hurtgen Forest ... Battle of the Bulge
Battle of the Bulge speaks for itself; ever read about the Hurtgen Forest? A German officer said it was worse than fighting the Russians on the Eastern Front. Wow.
My FIL was at the Hurtgen Forest (5th Armored Div)... would never talk about it, not even to me. He'd get the 1000 yard stare just thinking about it.
Koch had flaws, but unlike today's libs, he loved America and he loved New York.
21 posted on 02/01/2013 12:01:30 PM PST by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: oh8eleven

And you, sir. are using comments made by someone other than yourself. Apparently this was gleaned from a eulogy to be read at his funeral.


22 posted on 02/01/2013 1:28:00 PM PST by IbJensen (Liberals are like Slinkies, good for nothing, but you smile as you push them down the stairs.)
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To: stuartcr

I have delivered a few.

They were to men of honor.


23 posted on 02/01/2013 1:31:14 PM PST by IbJensen (Liberals are like Slinkies, good for nothing, but you smile as you push them down the stairs.)
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To: IbJensen
you, sir. are using comments made by someone other than yourself.
Really? That's why I said most others disagree with you and put their comments in quotes - dummkopf.
24 posted on 02/01/2013 2:12:52 PM PST by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: oh8eleven

Well who in the hell said that, SIR? And how dare you insult me by calling me a dumbkopf.

Most does not mean one source.


25 posted on 02/02/2013 4:55:17 AM PST by IbJensen (Liberals are like Slinkies, good for nothing, but you smile as you push them down the stairs.)
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