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Rockntractor
05-19-2009, 10:10 PM
Kennedy's cancer in remission
By Alexander Bolton and Michael Sandler
Posted: 05/19/09 02:44 PM [ET]

Sen. Edward Kennedy’s brain cancer is in remission and he is expected back in the Senate after the Memorial Day recess to spearhead healthcare reform, according to Democratic colleagues.

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) said Tuesday that he spoke with Kennedy’s wife, Vicki, in the past few days and was told the 77-year-old lawmaker is “doing fine.”



Reid said Kennedy’s cancer is in remission and added that while the lawmaker is going through another regiment of treatment, the procedure “is not unusual.”

“This is something we expected,” he said.

Kennedy, the chairman of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee, has been mostly absent from the chamber for the past year, recovering in Florida and Massachusetts.

http://thehill.com/leading-the-news/kennedys-cancer-in-remission-2009-05-19.html

AmPat
05-19-2009, 10:15 PM
Don't like the blowhard, can't stand his politics (nor his accent), but I wish him a full recovery.

AHeneen
05-19-2009, 10:18 PM
Sen. Edward Kennedy’s brain cancer is in remission and he is expected back in the Senate after the Memorial Day recess to spearhead healthcare reform, according to Democratic colleagues.

Damn. :mad: I was hoping he would finally... :cool:

Rockntractor
05-19-2009, 10:24 PM
I don't wish pain on anyone but how could they distinguish these abnormal cells in the tumor from his wiskey soaked brain brain cells.Were the cells in the tumor healthier?

Gingersnap
05-19-2009, 10:39 PM
Good for him. I don't care for his politics but I don't wish him ill at all.

Rockntractor
05-19-2009, 10:55 PM
My heart is getting hardened. Every day this pack of liberals in washington deliver another blow to this country I love. I want it to go back to the way it was when I grew up . I am starting to hate these people. I don't have much compassion left.

Gingersnap
05-19-2009, 10:59 PM
My heart is getting hardened. Every day this pack of liberals in washington deliver another blow to this country I love. I want it to go back to the way it was when I grew up . I am starting to hate these people. I don't have much compassion left.

Oh, be nice. You know what the Lord does to those who have hard hearts. ;)

Teetop
05-19-2009, 11:46 PM
Too bad Mary's drowning isn't in remission.... :rolleyes:

Eff Teddy.

And yes DUmmies, I am a born a raised democrat. :cool:

stsinner
05-19-2009, 11:58 PM
Bummer.. Die, already...

Sonnabend
05-20-2009, 07:37 AM
Good news.

This may give his family, if they use the time, the space they need to prepare for the day.

At home, surrounded by those who love him. As it should be.

Odysseus
05-20-2009, 10:14 AM
This is a tough call. On the one hand, I hate to wish someone a death from cancer, but on the other, it's hard to find a more contemptible person in public life than Teddy Kennedy. From his cheating his way through Harvard, through his causing the death of Mary Jo Kopechne and his indifference to it when he might have actually rescued her, and his decades of debauchery and abuse, and it's difficult to focus on his humanity and ignore his character.

On the plus side, the atheists here will be gratified to see that this is clearly proof of natural selection. By killing off all of his weaker brain cells with alcohol, Teddy has ensured that only the strongest, most booze-resistant cells remained to fight off the cancer.

Camaraderie
05-21-2009, 06:27 AM
You've left out his most infamous achievement: the Immigration and Nationality Act of 1965. Here's what he had to say about why he co-sponsored the act:

"Out of deference to the critics, I want to comment on … what the bill will not do. First, our cities will not be flooded with a million immigrants annually. Under the proposed bill, the present level of immigration remains substantially the same … Secondly, the ethnic mix of this country will not be upset … Contrary to the charges in some quarters, S.500 will not inundate America with immigrants from any one country or area, or the most populated and economically deprived nations of Africa and Asia. In the final analysis, the ethnic pattern of immigration under the proposed measure is not expected to change as sharply as the critics seem to think. Thirdly, the bill will not permit the entry of subversive persons, criminals, illiterates, or those with contagious disease or serious mental illness. As I noted a moment ago, no immigrant visa will be issued to a person who is likely to become a public charge … the charges I have mentioned are highly emotional, irrational, and with little foundation in fact. They are out of line with the obligations of responsible citizenship. They breed hate of our heritage."(Senate Part 1, Book 1, pp. 1-3)

---- Senator Edward M. Kennedy (D-MA) April 1965

The 1965 Immigration Act: Anatomy of a Disaster By: Ben Johnson
FrontPageMagazine.com | Tuesday, December 10, 2002
http://www.frontpagemag.com/readArticle.aspx?ARTID=20777


This is a tough call. On the one hand, I hate to wish someone a death from cancer, but on the other, it's hard to find a more contemptible person in public life than Teddy Kennedy. From his cheating his way through Harvard, through his causing the death of Mary Jo Kopechne and his indifference to it when he might have actually rescued her, and his decades of debauchery and abuse, and it's difficult to focus on his humanity and ignore his character.