#1 New York's brash former mayor, Ed Koch, dies at 8802-01-2013, 08:37 PM
By Steve Almasy, CNN
updated 4:03 PM EST, Fri February 1, 2013
(CNN) -- Ed Koch, the brash former New York City mayor who typically greeted constituents with a "How'm I doin'?" died Friday at the age of 88, his spokesman said.
Koch died of congestive heart failure, spokesman George Arzt said. The former mayor felt very tired Thursday morning and was admitted to the intensive care unit, Artz said. Koch lost consciousness that afternoon and passed away around 2 a.m. Friday.
LINKMay the FORCE be with you!
02-01-2013, 10:50 PM
Ed Koch, Betrayed by Obama
Former New York City Mayor Ed Koch, who passed away today at the age of 88, was in the news until just a few weeks ago, reacting--angrily--to the nomination of former Sen. Chuck Hagel (R-NE) as Secretary of Defense. Koch had a visceral understanding of the evil and danger of Islamic terrorism--he had Daniel Pearl's last words inscribed on his tombstone--and in the last few years of his life, he became alarmed at the anti-Israel drift of his Democratic Party, particularly under the leadership of President Barack Obama, whom he felt had betrayed him.
Though a lifelong (and larger-than-life) Democrat, in 2004, he vigorously endorsed George W. Bush over fellow Democrat John Kerry because he felt everything was "trumped by the issue of terrorism."
Liberalism is just communism sold by the drink.
02-02-2013, 12:33 AM
Koch was an ok guy, RIP.May the FORCE be with you!
#4 Re: New York's brash former mayor, Ed Koch, dies at 8802-02-2013, 11:52 AM
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Sic Hacer Pace, Para Bellum.
Before you can do things for people, you must be the kind of man who can get things done. But to get things done, you must love the doing, not the people!
02-02-2013, 02:15 PM
RIP Mayor Koch. I met him several times in the 90's as a patient. He regularly got his treatments at the hospital I worked. Nice guy.
#6 Re: New York's brash former mayor, Ed Koch, dies at 8802-02-2013, 03:26 PM
Koch was a good guy. He became more and more conservative as he grew old. RIP."The efforts of the government alone will never be enough. In the end the people must choose and the people must help themselves" ~ JFK; from his famous inauguration speech (What Democrats sounded like before today's neo-Liberals hijacked that party)
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