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Woman's Dying Wish: Bush Defeated
local10 ^ | July 30, 2004

Posted on 07/30/2004 3:47:34 PM PDT by demlosers

Loved Ones Asked To Donate To Democratic Cause

MIAMI BEACH, Fla. -- A South Florida woman who died this week had an unusual last request. Instead of flower or contributions in her name to a charity, she asked those who loved her to try to make sure President George W. Bush is not re-elected.

Loved ones said that Joan Abbey was committed to her political passions, even in death.

Abbey was born in Montreal, but lived for many years in Miami Beach and Aventura. Family and friends came from as far away as Canada and California to remember Abbey at the Mount Nebo Jewish Cemetery in Miami.

Abbey, who was a lifelong Democrat, died Monday -- coincidentally on the first day of the Democratic National Convention.

Her sister, Tillie Shapiro, said, "She was just a caring person … She cared about people, and people who were disadvantaged."

Abbey was buried the day after the Democratic convention ended. Her unusual death notice in the Miami Herald said: "You can honor Joan's values by voting against George Bush and contributing to a liberal or Democratic cause."

Abbey's nephew, Martin Shapiro, said, "What she cared most about was improving circumstances in this country... getting rid of George Bush and making this a better country for all people."

Coincidentally, the presiding rabbi, Brett Goldstein, is a registered Democrat but is voting for Bush, and he questioned the timing of Abbey's message at such a sensitive time.

"My contention is that if there's any situation that's sacrosanct, it should be devoid of political ramifications," Goldstein said. "Although people have the opportunity and they can do it if they want to, it is not really appropriate at this time."

Shapiro said, "It was her (Abbey's) essence. It was her core value to try to see this country become a better place and become a more just society. And I think that was the last word she'd want to leave."

Abbey did not want her age known. Many friends said she remained forever young in spirit and staunchly committed to her beliefs.


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Joan Abbey, shown here before her death, wanted most
of all to have President George W. Bush lose the
November election. (Local10.com)
1 posted on 07/30/2004 3:47:37 PM PDT by demlosers
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To: demlosers

Sorry, dead woman, you don't get a say in the future of those of us who ain't dead yet.


2 posted on 07/30/2004 3:48:48 PM PDT by mcg1969
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To: demlosers

I'm sure she'll be voting in the next election.


3 posted on 07/30/2004 3:49:06 PM PDT by Serb5150 (God Bless Ronald Reagan.)
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To: demlosers

Her poor soul.


4 posted on 07/30/2004 3:49:27 PM PDT by Josh in PA
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To: demlosers

See ya later!


5 posted on 07/30/2004 3:49:34 PM PDT by tobyhill (The war on terrorism is not for the weak!)
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To: demlosers
Yep, and I shall wish for eternity for all of God's creatures to micturate upon her plot daily.
6 posted on 07/30/2004 3:49:38 PM PDT by vetvetdoug (In memory of T/Sgt. Secundino "Dean" Baldonado, Jarales, NM-KIA Bien Hoa AFB, RVN 1965)
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To: demlosers

Are we getting an article a day like this, or what?


7 posted on 07/30/2004 3:49:50 PM PDT by gipper81
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To: demlosers

How much you want to bet she was a former card-carrying Communist Party member?


8 posted on 07/30/2004 3:50:16 PM PDT by RightWingAtheist (<A HREF=http://www.michaelmoore.com>stupid blob</A>)
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To: vetvetdoug

We prefer our voters alive.


9 posted on 07/30/2004 3:50:34 PM PDT by Alcibiades (I wanted a good tagline and all I got was this lousy T-Shirt.)
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To: demlosers

Journalism doesn't get much more stupid than this.


10 posted on 07/30/2004 3:50:44 PM PDT by JennysCool (The Clinton Legacy: Sandy Berger's Pants)
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To: Serb5150

ROFL, along with every other dead democrat.


11 posted on 07/30/2004 3:50:57 PM PDT by Kackikat (,Kerry=the counterfeit, GWBush is the real deal!)
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To: mcg1969
Sorry, dead woman, you don't get a say in the future of those of us who ain't dead yet.

Actually, she will.

12 posted on 07/30/2004 3:51:09 PM PDT by COEXERJ145
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To: demlosers
Loved ones said that Joan Abbey was committed

Stop right there.

13 posted on 07/30/2004 3:51:17 PM PDT by JennysCool (The Clinton Legacy: Sandy Berger's Pants)
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To: demlosers

Damn, where's Jack Kavorkian when we need him?


14 posted on 07/30/2004 3:51:26 PM PDT by tobyhill (The war on terrorism is not for the weak!)
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To: demlosers

My brother has terminal cancer, and he's been campaigning for Bush over the internet. He sends out all sorts of pro-Bush to people he knows over the internet.


15 posted on 07/30/2004 3:51:26 PM PDT by luckystarmom
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To: demlosers

Pathetic.


16 posted on 07/30/2004 3:51:48 PM PDT by Jorge
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To: demlosers

Maybe if she wanted Bush as President, she'd still be alive today.

welcome to hades.


17 posted on 07/30/2004 3:52:47 PM PDT by RedBloodedAmerican
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To: demlosers
A contribution to George W. Bush is being made today (by me) with the notation:
In memory of Joan Abbey

18 posted on 07/30/2004 3:52:47 PM PDT by So Cal Rocket (Fabrizio Quattrocchi: "Adesso vi faccio vedere come muore un italiano")
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To: mcg1969
Sorry, dead woman, you don't get a say in the future of those of us who ain't dead yet.

Unless she lives in Chicago.

19 posted on 07/30/2004 3:52:49 PM PDT by Graybeard58
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To: demlosers

Something about this has to be Bush's fault.


20 posted on 07/30/2004 3:52:49 PM PDT by xrp
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To: demlosers

What a pathetic woman she was.


21 posted on 07/30/2004 3:52:50 PM PDT by the Deejay
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To: demlosers
I just saw Kreskin on TV. They had and envelope locked in a safe since last week that Kreskin had given them. They pulled the envelope out of the safe, opened it and this is what it said on the paper inside the envelope:

If Joan Abbey dies on the first day of the Democratic Convention George Bush will win in a landside.

Wow! That Kreskin is amazing!

22 posted on 07/30/2004 3:52:53 PM PDT by isthisnickcool (Strategery - "W" plays poker with one hand and chess with the other.)
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To: demlosers
Instead of flower or contributions in her name to a charity, she asked those who loved her to try to make sure President George W. Bush is not re-elected.

Unfortunately, they'll all be casting ballots for Pat Buchanan.

23 posted on 07/30/2004 3:53:06 PM PDT by rhema
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To: demlosers

How pathetic is this? A woman's dying wish to have GWB defeated? Was that THE most important thing in her life that that would be her deathbed wish? What an empty life she must have had.


24 posted on 07/30/2004 3:53:22 PM PDT by .38sw
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To: demlosers

It is a shame she won't get her wish.


25 posted on 07/30/2004 3:53:29 PM PDT by KingsKindred
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To: Serb5150
I'm sure she'll be voting in the next election

Bwhahaha.

26 posted on 07/30/2004 3:53:34 PM PDT by Lijahsbubbe
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To: demlosers
Abbey was born in Montreal, but lived for many years in Miami Beach and Aventura.

Not even American. Another Canadian moving to the USA, loving the USA, but still feeling free to criticize the USA. Ship her worthless carcass back to the Great White North.

27 posted on 07/30/2004 3:53:39 PM PDT by ikka
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To: demlosers

She lived in hate, and now she leaves in hate.

That sums up the life of a librat.


28 posted on 07/30/2004 3:53:46 PM PDT by Vision Thing (Nuance is for girlie men.)
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To: demlosers

See ya Abbey, Don't let the coffin lid hit your ass on the way out!


29 posted on 07/30/2004 3:53:51 PM PDT by Shmokey (Always be prepared)
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To: demlosers

I will never understand most Jews...never. They prefer to vote for folks whose left flank would have Palis make lampshades of them again...their hatred for the Christian Right being so overwhelming.


30 posted on 07/30/2004 3:54:14 PM PDT by wardaddy
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To: gipper81

How hard up is the press?...think ya know the answer now...this is sick!


31 posted on 07/30/2004 3:54:29 PM PDT by Hotdog
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To: demlosers

Her sister, Tillie Shapiro, said, "She was just a caring person … She cared about people, and people who were disadvantaged."

Yeah, right ... she was so caring that hatred was on her tongue as she died.

One less evil Demoncrat makes the world a better place.


32 posted on 07/30/2004 3:54:33 PM PDT by nmh (Intelligent people recognize Intelligent Design (God).)
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To: demlosers

They need to get their act together. they trotted this story out once before

http://www.snopes.com/politics/bush/obituary.asp


33 posted on 07/30/2004 3:54:33 PM PDT by boxerblues
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To: demlosers
Coincidentally, the presiding rabbi, Brett Goldstein, is a registered Democrat but is voting for Bush....

Alright! :)

34 posted on 07/30/2004 3:54:56 PM PDT by veronica (Hate-triotism, the religion of leftists, liberals, anti-semites, and other cranks...)
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To: luckystarmom

God bless your brother. He's a decent man
and knows a decent man when he sees one.


35 posted on 07/30/2004 3:55:09 PM PDT by the Deejay
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To: demlosers
Glad to see she's remaining active in politics, like many Dems do

Michael M. Bates: My Side of the Swamp

36 posted on 07/30/2004 3:55:27 PM PDT by Mike Bates (Did I mention I'm peddling a book?)
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To: mcg1969

Remember, she is a dem, her vote might count several times.


38 posted on 07/30/2004 3:55:52 PM PDT by Former Proud Canadian
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To: demlosers

My prayers for her and her family. How sad to end your life wishing for something like that.


39 posted on 07/30/2004 3:56:10 PM PDT by Bronco_Buster_FweetHyagh
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To: demlosers
She didn't want to die with the stain of having supported Willie on her soul. She knows that even in eternity, she could never remove the burden of Willie's filth and corruption and her dishonesty and disgrace in backing him. So, she transfers her sins to some one else, President Bush.

Sure, she fled from her native land seeking the freedom that she couldn't find there. It would probably be unkind to wish her soul to rot in hell but let's just condemn the black and twisted thing to drift forever through Canada. Maybe that is even nastier.

40 posted on 07/30/2004 3:56:25 PM PDT by Tacis
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To: vetvetdoug
to micturate upon her plot daily.

If it weren't for on line dictionarys I'd be micturating against the wind.

41 posted on 07/30/2004 3:56:27 PM PDT by Graybeard58
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To: Serb5150

Yes, she will vote about 1000 times for scary kerry, it's the demo-commie way. Damn it's a shame the demos will use anything as anti-Bush. Lady your wish will not be granted, if it were your own. Bush/Cheney 2004


42 posted on 07/30/2004 3:56:52 PM PDT by No Surrender No Retreat (These Colors Never Run( 7.62))
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To: vetvetdoug
Yep, and I shall wish for eternity for all of God's creatures to micturate upon her plot daily.

lmao! She didn't *think* of that possibilty, did she?

43 posted on 07/30/2004 3:57:05 PM PDT by the Deejay
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To: COEXERJ145
Actually, she will.

Over my dead body! :-)

Oh, wait.

44 posted on 07/30/2004 3:57:28 PM PDT by mcg1969
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To: isthisnickcool
That Kreskin is amazing!

He's not alone:

45 posted on 07/30/2004 3:59:02 PM PDT by Mike Bates (Did I mention I'm peddling a book?)
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To: demlosers

Wow! For someone who is dying and her last request is for a decent Christian man's defeat is so sad! Instead of love and wishing a blessing upon the American folk she expels hatred toward a man who is trying so hard to keep HER family and future generation safe, and ALL she can wish for is Bush's defeat, deplorable! Repent lady, God's judgment awaits you on the other side!


46 posted on 07/30/2004 3:59:02 PM PDT by RoseofTexas
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To: nickbaker2542

Yes, the president of the US is the leader of the free world. But I think my dying wish might have more to do with wishes for my family, and not about a politician.


48 posted on 07/30/2004 3:59:47 PM PDT by .38sw
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To: demlosers
Brett Goldstein, is a registered Democrat but is voting for Bush

Hallelujah.....Hallelujah Hallelujah!

49 posted on 07/30/2004 3:59:57 PM PDT by wardaddy
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To: demlosers

Since when has being dead stopped a democrat voter?


50 posted on 07/30/2004 4:00:48 PM PDT by spodefly (This post meets the minimum daily requirements for cynicism and irony.)
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