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Report: Sen. Kennedy has a brain tumor
http://www.boston.com ^ | 05/20/08 | AP

Posted on 05/20/2008 10:20:12 AM PDT by misterrob

Moderator’s note:This was the first real thread reporting the news today. It was locked for reasons that should be obvious to everyone by now. The Moderator who locked it is the level-headed Mod. I am the arbitrary and capricious Mod. If you choose to martyr yourself I am happy to oblige.

US Senator Edward M. Kennedy, the veteran lawmaker from Massachusetts who is the last surviving brother in the legendary Kennedy family, has been diagnosed with a malignant brain tumor, his doctors said today.

Specialists in Boston and around the country said the information released indicated that Kennedy has terminal cancer and might have only a limited time to live.

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


TOPICS: Breaking News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Massachusetts
KEYWORDS: bigbrother; deathbymod; health; kennedy; specialelection; tedkennedy
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This could have significant impact on a host of issues. Can people leave their personal stuff aside on this thread?

1 posted on 05/20/2008 10:20:12 AM PDT by misterrob
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To: misterrob

The mods are heading for the liquor cabinet as we speak.


2 posted on 05/20/2008 10:21:33 AM PDT by buccaneer81 (Bob Taft has soiled the family name for the next century.)
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To: misterrob

That is unfortunate. Hopefully it can be treated.


3 posted on 05/20/2008 10:21:35 AM PDT by Constitution Day
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To: misterrob

Serious stuff.

He’ll get the best care money can buy.


4 posted on 05/20/2008 10:21:39 AM PDT by Reagan Man (McCain Wants My Conservative Vote in November --- EARN IT or NO DEAL !!!)
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To: misterrob

Third time’s a charm? (thread keeps getting pulled)

WTOP is reporting that it is malignant.


5 posted on 05/20/2008 10:21:42 AM PDT by Hoodlum91 (I support global warming.)
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To: misterrob

Ok for the THIRD time, Prayers for him and his family.


6 posted on 05/20/2008 10:21:45 AM PDT by Danae (Remember: Obama = Pull out from Iraq. PLAN on voting, or accept responsibility for the consequences.)
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To: misterrob

http://www.cnn.com/

Kennedy has malignant tumor
Sen. Edward Kennedy has a malignant brain tumor. The hospital treating Kennedy released a statement today saying that the tumor was found during tests after the senator had a seizure Saturday. The tumor is in his left parietal lobe. Full story soon.


7 posted on 05/20/2008 10:22:23 AM PDT by abb (Organized Journalism: Marxist-style collectivism applied to information sharing)
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To: misterrob
Can people leave their personal stuff aside on this thread?

May God give him healing and a long, healthy and immediate RETIREMENT.

Best I can do.

8 posted on 05/20/2008 10:22:23 AM PDT by nina0113 (If fences don't work, why does the White House have one?)
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To: misterrob

Brain cancer - 18 months.


9 posted on 05/20/2008 10:22:35 AM PDT by donna (Before they gave us McCain, they tried to give us Rudy.)
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10 posted on 05/20/2008 10:22:46 AM PDT by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I shall defend to your death my right to say it)
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To: misterrob

Prayers for the Senator & his family. This is sad news.


11 posted on 05/20/2008 10:22:49 AM PDT by tiredoflaundry (High Maintenance Estrogen Bot........... look out :0))
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To: misterrob

Wouldn’t wish this on anyone.


12 posted on 05/20/2008 10:23:02 AM PDT by Jaded ("I have a mustard- seed; and I am not afraid to use it."- Joseph Ratzinger)
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To: Danae

I’ve read in the past that Teddy is one of the senators who quietly goes to the funerals for service men and women in his district. He aint all bad.


13 posted on 05/20/2008 10:23:21 AM PDT by Thebaddog (Dog breath? I don't think so.)
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To: misterrob
" Can people leave their personal stuff aside on this thread? "

HA Ha ha ... good one

I would take a stab at what Mary Jo will say to him but I don't think they're going to meet in the same place.

14 posted on 05/20/2008 10:23:21 AM PDT by Mr. K (Some days even my lucky rocketship underpants don't help)
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To: misterrob

Prayers for Senator Kennedy and his family.


15 posted on 05/20/2008 10:23:34 AM PDT by afnamvet
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To: misterrob

No personal stuff here. I wish him the best.


16 posted on 05/20/2008 10:23:35 AM PDT by Orange1998
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To: misterrob

This does not bode well for Senator Kennedy.


18 posted on 05/20/2008 10:23:42 AM PDT by Loyalist (Barrister & Solicitor of Her Majesty's Courts)
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Man...that’s sad. I think Someone’s trying to get his attention. I pray the senator listens. And you gotta feel bad for his family.


19 posted on 05/20/2008 10:23:44 AM PDT by hoagy62 (Happily watching the Left go full-goose bozo.)
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To: misterrob

I simply put myself in his shoes for a moment for situations like this. Regardless of anything he’s done in the past I can’t wish this on anyone.


20 posted on 05/20/2008 10:23:45 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Voting CONSERVATIVE in memory of 5 children killed by illegals 2/17/08 and 2/19/ 08)
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To: misterrob

Prayers for his full recovery from this awful affliction, AND for a long and healthy retirement from this point on.


21 posted on 05/20/2008 10:23:52 AM PDT by Marathoner ("Only Hillary Clinton or Barak Obama can get me to vote for John McCain." Thomas Sowell)
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To: misterrob
This is a sad state that I would not wish upon anyone. I hope he recovers.

That being said, I hope he never again is in a decision making capacity. This man has done so much damage to our country.

22 posted on 05/20/2008 10:23:57 AM PDT by Blennos (High Point, NC)
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To: Reagan Man
He’ll get the best care money can buy.

The best care OUR money can buy.

23 posted on 05/20/2008 10:24:19 AM PDT by Bloody Sam Roberts (The secret of Life is letting go. The secret of Love is letting it show.)
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To: misterrob

Tough prognosis, we wish him the best.


24 posted on 05/20/2008 10:24:30 AM PDT by 1Old Pro
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To: misterrob

As much as I hold the “Swimmer” in disdain, I could never wish this upon him. Saying prayers for him and his family.


25 posted on 05/20/2008 10:24:30 AM PDT by Bushbacker1 (Kill 'em til they're dead, then kill 'em again!)
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To: misterrob
Prayers for him.

Prayers for him to repent and make a good confession and turn his life around, before it's too late.

26 posted on 05/20/2008 10:24:39 AM PDT by Campion
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while he did commit murder and got away with it, I have a hard time being fine with this.


27 posted on 05/20/2008 10:24:42 AM PDT by rwfromkansas
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To: buccaneer81; Admin Moderator

Gonna be a busy day.... Prayers up for Mods as well.


28 posted on 05/20/2008 10:25:04 AM PDT by Danae (Remember: Obama = Pull out from Iraq. PLAN on voting, or accept responsibility for the consequences.)
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I’d like to know if it is on the same side of his head that he uses for his cell phone. This danger is under publicized.

I worry about all these young kids growing up with cellphones.


29 posted on 05/20/2008 10:25:29 AM PDT by cowtowney
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To: misterrob

I wouldn’t wish this on him. Hope he beats it. Is it operable or treatable?


31 posted on 05/20/2008 10:25:54 AM PDT by techcor
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To: misterrob

Strange how you can wish all sorts of terrible things upon someone who has almost single-handedly destroyed the country and then you hear about something like this and you remember what your grandmother told you about not saying anything if you have nothing nice to say, so..............................................................................................................................................................................................................................................


32 posted on 05/20/2008 10:26:08 AM PDT by wally-balls
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To: donna
Brain cancer - 18 months.

My husband lived for alomost 1 year to the day with brain tumors and chemo/radiation treatments, Dr said he would only live 1-3 weeks without treatment...at the Senators age I cant imagine them giving him very long even with treatment
33 posted on 05/20/2008 10:26:13 AM PDT by boxerblues (Hillary doesn't lie, she just tells the truth from an alternate reality)
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To: misterrob

God bless and protect.


34 posted on 05/20/2008 10:26:22 AM PDT by WarToad
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To: misterrob

He has a glioma brain tumor- a very serious diagnosis.

God be with Senator Kennedy and his family.


35 posted on 05/20/2008 10:26:31 AM PDT by SE Mom (Proud mom of an Iraq war combat vet)
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To: Danae; Admin Moderator

Amen to that.

Mods: You have my word: No attacks from this end.


36 posted on 05/20/2008 10:26:56 AM PDT by hoagy62 (Happily watching the Left go full-goose bozo.)
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To: misterrob

I just heard that it’s brain cancer and will probably spread ver quickly.


38 posted on 05/20/2008 10:26:59 AM PDT by NRA2BFree ("The time is near at hand which must determine whether Americans are to be free men or slaves!")
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39 posted on 05/20/2008 10:27:03 AM PDT by Cobra64 (www.BulletBras.net)
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To: misterrob

I hate cancer. Can I just say that?

God bless the old coot. I hope he uses his time to draw closer to Him.


40 posted on 05/20/2008 10:27:24 AM PDT by Petronski (Scripture & Tradition must be accepted & honored w/equal sentiments of devotion & reverence. CCC 82)
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To: misterrob

So tempted to say something snide...plenty of justification...

But I can’t bring myself to wish a political opponent ill. Prayers for his family, and for his soul.


41 posted on 05/20/2008 10:27:25 AM PDT by rottndog (Globull Warming "Science" = garbage in, gospel out.)
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Jesus tells me to love and pray for my enemies, so I’m just going to say that I’ll be praying for him to have a full recovery so that he can enjoy his retirement.


42 posted on 05/20/2008 10:27:34 AM PDT by Hazwaste (Vote! Vote for the conservative local, state, and national candidates of your choice, but VOTE!)
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To: misterrob

Cancer is a horrible disease that I wouldn’t wish upon anyone. I hope that Senator Kennedy finds peace with God before his time is up.


43 posted on 05/20/2008 10:27:45 AM PDT by Smittie
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Prayers that he makes his peace with God and asks for forgiveness.


44 posted on 05/20/2008 10:28:27 AM PDT by rock_lobsta (Not Your Ordinary Crustacean.)
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To: misterrob

Not good. Once cancer hits the brain, deterioration sets in pretty quickly, if my dad was any indication.

If I were Teddy, I’d do the smart thing and resign from the Senate effective immediately, so he can spend what little time he might have left dealing with however he and his family wish to deal with it, whether medically or not.


45 posted on 05/20/2008 10:28:36 AM PDT by ssaftler
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Yes, well. .. if we look hard enough we can find redeeming qualities in everyone. And to give the man credit, he IS an elected official, elected by the people. I disagree with just about all of his policies and most of his legislation, but thats just me. Prayers for him and his family, afterall he is just as human as you and I.


46 posted on 05/20/2008 10:28:40 AM PDT by Danae (Remember: Obama = Pull out from Iraq. PLAN on voting, or accept responsibility for the consequences.)
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My cousin died of this. He lasted about a year after they found it. I was a LOT younger and healthier than Teddy.


47 posted on 05/20/2008 10:28:55 AM PDT by jim_trent
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Commentator Marc Lamont on Fox News: Senator Kennedy, a moral leader in the US....


48 posted on 05/20/2008 10:28:58 AM PDT by Joiseydude
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To: misterrob
Not wanting to get banned,I won't reveal my complete thoughts on the matter.But if I did they would feature the frequent use of the word "hell".

Boy,*that* should get the DUmmies going!

49 posted on 05/20/2008 10:29:21 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Women swooned in Mao's presence too.)
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To: donna

“Brain cancer - 18 months.”

Depends on the kind of tumor. I understand it is malignant, but some are much more aggressive than others. They are making remarkable strides in this field. In 1996 my friend was told to go home and prepare to die, no treatment possible for his brain tumor. We found some good doctors and good drugs, and I understand he’s still alive, but it was not an aggressively growing tumor.


50 posted on 05/20/2008 10:29:21 AM PDT by AuntB (Vote Obama! ..........Because ya can't blame 'the man' when you are the 'man'.... Wanda Sikes)
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