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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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To: NautiNurse

“Glioma blastoma rates at the top of aggressive brain tumors with very poor prognosis.”

Is that what he has? No, not good at all. Has anyone heard the size?


151 posted on 05/20/2008 10:41:52 AM PDT by AuntB (Vote Obama! ..........Because ya can't blame 'the man' when you are the 'man'.... Wanda Sikes)
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To: misterrob

I am leaving aside personal feelings, so do not think this is meant to be vicious. It’s more making fun of yahoo’s poor word placement. I went to check my yahoo mail and the headline was cut off so it read Doctors say Senator Kennedy has a brain...

That said, I hope for the best for him.


152 posted on 05/20/2008 10:41:58 AM PDT by HungarianGypsy
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To: misterrob

I pray he is right with God before this is all over...


153 posted on 05/20/2008 10:42:02 AM PDT by Onelifetogive (Simple-minded conservative...)
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To: misterrob

I lost my mother-in-law seven months ago to angiosarcoma that was caught too late. In six months she went from a bit of anemia and a sore back to dying while hooked to a ventilator after multiple surgeries.

This transcends politics and moves into the realm of simple humanity. I’ll be praying for Senator Kennedy to make a recovery from this, because this is something I just can’t bear to see anybody dealing with—even someone who I disagree with as violently as I do Teddy.

}:-)4


154 posted on 05/20/2008 10:42:24 AM PDT by Moose4 (http://moosedroppings.wordpress.com -- Because 20 million self-important blogs just aren't enough.)
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To: BibChr

Amen brother.


155 posted on 05/20/2008 10:42:29 AM PDT by Petronski (Scripture & Tradition must be accepted & honored w/equal sentiments of devotion & reverence. CCC 82)
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To: misterrob

Prayer BUMP


156 posted on 05/20/2008 10:42:30 AM PDT by B Knotts (Calvin Coolidge Republican)
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To: Hoodlum91
WTOP is reporting that it is malignant

Geez, prayers lifted for the Senator and his family...this goes way beyond politics....IMHO...
157 posted on 05/20/2008 10:42:40 AM PDT by PigRigger (Donate to http://www.AdoptAPlatoon.org - The Troops have our front covered, let's guard their backs!)
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To: misterrob

God speed to he and his family!


158 posted on 05/20/2008 10:42:40 AM PDT by TexasMatty (Stay away from my foie gras, food nazis!!)
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To: misterrob

This is sad news, for him and everyone else.

I’m surprised that they didn’t see this when he had his carotid surgery not long ago- or maybe they did, and kept it quiet a la Steve Jobs.

Prayers for him and his family. Win or lose he faces an unpleasant time.


160 posted on 05/20/2008 10:42:52 AM PDT by DBrow
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To: Conservativegreatgrandma
Senator Kennedy is an evil, wicked man who is fortunate to have been given this opportunity for repentance before he dies. I pray he does just that.

I join you in that prayer.

161 posted on 05/20/2008 10:43:11 AM PDT by Prokopton
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To: Ruy Dias de Bivar
So I’m here sitting and reading another thread on Kennedy when suddenly the thread changes to LOCKED!

Locked is good. The thread I posted at 10:12:50 got nuked.

Not that I'm trying to count coup as the first to post or anything like that.

Well, OK, I am, but I won't admit it...

162 posted on 05/20/2008 10:43:11 AM PDT by null and void (The one word of Chinese our congress really understands is 'kowtow')
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To: nina0113

Yeah...my sentiments exactly.
When I first heard of him being hospitalized on Saturday,my first immediate thought was “couldn’t happen to a nicer guy”.
I immediately said a prayer asking God’s forgiveness for being so callous,and asked that he simply RETIRE,go enjoy his remaining years with his family,just go away and be quiet. Guess that’s going to happen now.


163 posted on 05/20/2008 10:43:16 AM PDT by gimme1ibertee (Liberals (and RINOS) act as if stupidity were a virtue.)
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To: misterrob
"Can people leave their personal stuff aside on this thread?"

I agree. The DU'ers will troll these threads and cherry pick any negative posts. This is a good opportunity to show we are better than them. Because we really are. Prayers for Teddy and his family.

164 posted on 05/20/2008 10:43:31 AM PDT by Jaxter ("Vivit Post Funera Virtus")
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To: LOC1
Yet another tragedy for the family While I feel bad for him and his family, I think this is a bit of a stretch to call it a "tragedy". Like every human being now alive, he's going to die of something. Dying young with promise unfulfilled might be called tragic. Having a terminal illness at the age of 76, following decades of service that even his enemies (myself included) have to acknowledge was one one of the most legislatively effective Senatorial careers in US history for good or for ill? That's just not a tragedy. And if you say "all" deaths are tragic, that just devalues the meaning of the word.
165 posted on 05/20/2008 10:43:44 AM PDT by Paladin2b
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To: Fox_Mulder77

I once took a friend with a brain tumor to Mayo’s. They told me that she would likely live a year with surgery and radiation. She was dead four months later.


167 posted on 05/20/2008 10:43:48 AM PDT by Conservativegreatgrandma
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To: LOC1
Yet another tragedy for the family
While I feel bad for him and his family, I think this is a bit of a stretch to call it a "tragedy". Like every human being now alive, he's going to die of something. Dying young with promise unfulfilled might be called tragic. Having a terminal illness at the age of 76, following decades of service that even his enemies (myself included) have to acknowledge was one one of the most legislatively effective Senatorial careers in US history for good or for ill? That's just not a tragedy. And if you say "all" deaths are tragic, that just devalues the meaning of the word.
169 posted on 05/20/2008 10:43:59 AM PDT by Paladin2b
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To: Joiseydude

>>> Commentator Marc Lamont on Fox News: Senator Kennedy, a moral leader in the US....

Let’s all be respectful, and give the kennedy’s our sincere prayers...

(However, let’s not get silly about it: “Moral leader” - Nope!)


170 posted on 05/20/2008 10:44:16 AM PDT by seanrobins (blog.seanrobins.com)
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To: Mr. K

Sad news for him and his family. As hard as it is for me to grasp, there are people who love the guy. I wish him the best possible outcome.

As for what Mary Jo would have to say to him.... If I were him, I’d be thinking more about what he will have to say when he is standing before God. Like ALL of us, he will have a lifetime to answer for.

I will pray for his healing... from this current health crisis, and for healing of the heart as well, before he has the ultimate meeting with his Creator.

pattyjo


171 posted on 05/20/2008 10:44:25 AM PDT by pj_627
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To: misterrob

Prayers for Sen. Kennedy and family.

But I’ve said this before: Both he and Sen. Johnson of SDakota need to step aside, allowing their states’ governors and/or voters to replace them. (I’m assuming with liberal Democrats. This isn’t a partisan issue; I’d say it about ailing GOP lawmakers too.)


172 posted on 05/20/2008 10:44:25 AM PDT by pogo101
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To: misterrob

May He Who has blessed our forefathers, Avraham, Yitzchak, Ya’akov, Moshe, Aharon, Dovid and Shlomo, bless and heal

Senator Kennedy

on behalf of the merit of our good deeds and the giving of tzedakah.

In the merit of this, may the Almighty be filled with mercy upon him to strengthen him, to heal him, to vitalize him.

May He speedily send him a complete recovery from Heaven to all his limbs and organs.

May he be healed along with all others of the Jewish people requiring healing.

May his recovery be immediate and complete.

And let us say Amen.


173 posted on 05/20/2008 10:44:31 AM PDT by Uncle Miltie (Individualism is the Perfection of Diversity.)
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To: MrB
Bush or some other conservative icon

Whoa whoa whoa. Bush is a conservative icon?

174 posted on 05/20/2008 10:44:31 AM PDT by Phantom Lord (Fall on to your knees for the Phantom Lord)
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To: misterrob

May God bless his soul and lay His healing hand upon Sen. Kennedy, and may he receive God’s mercy and salvation.


176 posted on 05/20/2008 10:44:37 AM PDT by Proudcongal
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

MGH has one of only nine Proton Therapy Machines in the world for treating Deep Brain Tumors. He’s lucky he’s not in Cuba or Canada.


177 posted on 05/20/2008 10:44:41 AM PDT by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: Abigail Adams
What is the prognosis for something like this?

1 to 5 years.

Not good.

178 posted on 05/20/2008 10:44:45 AM PDT by null and void (The one word of Chinese our congress really understands is 'kowtow')
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To: gost2

Deval Patrick does not get to appoint anyone for the slot — MA changed it to a Special Election process when they were afraid that Gov. Romney would get to appoint Jon Carry’s successor.


179 posted on 05/20/2008 10:44:52 AM PDT by Enchante (Barack Chamberlain: My 1930s Appeasement Policy Goes Well With My 1960s Socialist Policies!)
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To: Gay State Conservative

Here in MA there are more pictures of JFK hanging on walls than Jesus.


180 posted on 05/20/2008 10:45:06 AM PDT by mowowie
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The really frightening part is this will make John F'n Cary the senior senator from the Bay Gay state.
181 posted on 05/20/2008 10:45:10 AM PDT by llevrok (I don't think outside the box. There is no box in my world.)
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To: Jmouse007
he survived college and even passed the bar..../sarcasm/

I say that remembering the rumors of how he cheated his way thru college and somehow cheated his way to pass his bar exam....all rumors....

what did the Bible say.....good will be called evil and evil, good....

I'm getting old enough to not care about mincing words anymore....

God speed, Mr. Kennedy...God speed....

182 posted on 05/20/2008 10:45:16 AM PDT by cherry
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To: Thebaddog

Not likely.


184 posted on 05/20/2008 10:45:29 AM PDT by 1035rep
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When someone you dislike says something stupid, have at it. When They slip on a banana peel, feel free to laugh.

When they develop a brain tumor and will die a slow, painful death, please demonstrate proper decorum. I wouldn’t wish what he has on anyone.

Prayers for a long healthy retirement for the Senator.


185 posted on 05/20/2008 10:45:38 AM PDT by dangerdoc (dangerdoc (not actually dangerous any more))
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To: misterrob

Wow, brain cancer. How terrible. I am sad for him and his family and wish him a full healing.


186 posted on 05/20/2008 10:45:44 AM PDT by Yaelle
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To: misterrob

I hope he recovers, but I hope his party loses in the elections.


187 posted on 05/20/2008 10:45:49 AM PDT by MtnClimber (Stalin, Mao, Castro, Obama.)
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To: Jmouse007

no - I didn’t forget that.
I put that in the “accident” category.

Meaning that I don’t think he intentionally drove off the bridge.
But when he managed to get out of the car, I do think he intentionally decided to not help her.


189 posted on 05/20/2008 10:46:13 AM PDT by Scotswife
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To: Thebaddog

He also did not take Communion when Pope was here so hope he makes peace with his faith and his HP before he passes.


190 posted on 05/20/2008 10:46:25 AM PDT by Mercat (the LORD himself will establish a house for you)
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To: Danae

Don Wade on WLS and other comics were pretty rough on him the last few days thinking that he would recover.


191 posted on 05/20/2008 10:46:39 AM PDT by nikos1121 (Thank you, Jimmy Carter for all you've done to make the world a safer place.)
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To: misterrob

Prayers for him and his family.


192 posted on 05/20/2008 10:46:40 AM PDT by Red in Blue PA (Truth : Liberals :: Kryptonite : Superman)
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To: All

I have constanly been amazed on FR shows some of the best of humanity when people on the opposit side of the isle have such issues.

would not want this on anyone.


193 posted on 05/20/2008 10:46:49 AM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: misterrob

While I’ve often criticized Senator Kennedy, this is sad news and I’m sure very difficult for his family and he. I’m sending out my prayers and my warm thoughts on their behalf. I hope he does get well or achieve a state of comfortableness soon. I wished that no living creature had to suffer with ailments of this sort, and regardless of what I believe of Senator Kennedy’s politics, I do wish him well in what is sure to be an uphill battle for his health.


194 posted on 05/20/2008 10:46:56 AM PDT by IMissPresidentReagan (The only thing dumber than a Republican or a Democrat is when the two work together - Lewis Black)
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To: misterrob
I think we all feel we would like Sen. Kennedy to go away, but I also feel and hope others agree, not this way. I don't wish this kind of thing on anyone.
195 posted on 05/20/2008 10:47:28 AM PDT by gidget7 (Duncan Hunter-Valley Forge Republican!)
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Is it treatable? Prayers for him and his family.


196 posted on 05/20/2008 10:47:28 AM PDT by Lx ((Do you like it, do you like it. Scott? I call it Mr. and Mrs. Tennerman chili.))
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To: null and void

>>>What is the prognosis for something like this?
>>>1 to 5 years.

>>>Not good.

And what would the prognosis be under Hillarycare or Obamacare?


197 posted on 05/20/2008 10:47:43 AM PDT by seanrobins (blog.seanrobins.com)
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To: boxerblues

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

__________________________________________

I’m sorry for your loss. Isn’t there another Senator from the East who beat brain cancer? I can’t remember his name, but he was on with Rush for a small segment awhile back—Oh, Arlen Spector?


198 posted on 05/20/2008 10:47:43 AM PDT by navymom1 (I support conservatives and their mission.)
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Prayers for Sen. Kennedy’s salvation.


200 posted on 05/20/2008 10:47:56 AM PDT by DarthVader (Liberal Democrats are the party of EVIL whose time of judgement has come.)
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