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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: 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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To: misterrob

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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To: misterrob

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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To: Thebaddog

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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To: misterrob

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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To: misterrob

Cancerous?


51 posted on 05/20/2008 10:29:25 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

Few, if any (Calhoun and Clay and a couple of Tafts come to mind), have ever been on front/center stage for as long as this guy. Hope he retires in order to give himself a favorable chance to recuperate. I mean that.


52 posted on 05/20/2008 10:29:26 AM PDT by Migraine (Diversity is great...(until it happens to YOU).)
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To: SE Mom

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glioma


53 posted on 05/20/2008 10:29:31 AM PDT by abb (Organized Journalism: Marxist-style collectivism applied to information sharing)
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To: misterrob

Prayers for Senator Kennedy.


54 posted on 05/20/2008 10:29:44 AM PDT by JennysCool (They all say they want change, but they’re really after folding money.)
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To: misterrob

Prayers for Senator Kennedy and his family. May he embrace Christ as his Savior before it is too late.


56 posted on 05/20/2008 10:29:56 AM PDT by montag813
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To: misterrob

All is vanity, our book is being written everyday to be read back to us at a later time.


57 posted on 05/20/2008 10:30:13 AM PDT by stevio (Crunchy Con - God, guns, guts, and organically grown crunchy nuts.)
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To: misterrob
This could have significant impact on a host of issues.

Issues? You want to strategize over this possibilities?

Human first, politician somewhere after that.

Godspeed, Senator Kennedy.

59 posted on 05/20/2008 10:30:28 AM PDT by the invisib1e hand (The road to hell is paved with euphemisms.)
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