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    Default Best wishes to Senator Ted Kennedy

    Folks, this thread will remain open as long as it's about a man's life, and not about making political remarks or arguments, et al. Park the political commentary at UnPD, and the thread can stay. - Mal

    I know we have UnPD for political matters but I don't think this is inherently political. I just feel obligated - living in Massachusetts - to give my best wishes to the Senior Senator representing my commonwealth in the U.S. Senate.

    If you hadn't heard, Senator Kennedy was diagnosed this afternoon with a malignant brain tumor following a seizure only a few days ago in Hyannisport, Massachusetts (about 30 minutes away from me actually).

    http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/24728667/

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    Default Re: Best wishes to Senator Ted Kennedy

    Wow, that's terrible. Best wishes to Ted. Leaving politics out of this completely...you still have to feel sorry for the guy. He's dedicated his life to doing what he thinks is right for this country and you don't want anyone who put so much effort into public service to be caught in such dire straits.

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    Default Re: Best wishes to Senator Ted Kennedy

    See what I edited in to the first post.

    Best wishes to Ted, though I have to admit this sounds very bad.

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    Default Re: Best wishes to Senator Ted Kennedy

    Best wishes to him and his family and friends. This is always bad to hear regardless of political opinion.
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    Default Re: Best wishes to Senator Ted Kennedy

    This some kind of test right?

    Like one of those buzzers when I shake your hand.


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    Default Re: Best wishes to Senator Ted Kennedy

    If this is mistaken as political, then well, the forum admins have the right (as I am not an admin or owner/founder of the board), but it is about regard for human life, NOT politics.

    You say that, then you go ahead with a political comment. No, thank you. -Mal


    And I feel regret and sorrow for his family.

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    Default Re: Best wishes to Senator Ted Kennedy

    Quote Originally Posted by Stryder View Post
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    If this is mistaken as political, then well, the forum admins have the right (as I am not an admin or owner/founder of the board), but it is about regard for human life, NOT politics.

    You say that, then you go ahead with a political comment. No, thank you. -Mal


    And I feel regret and sorrow for his family.
    How is mentioning *removed* (seriously?) political? It is an event. It is historical. It has no political sway (to the left or the right). It just "is". One cannot rewrite history. History should be shown in its true form. You of all people (aren't you an educator?) should know that.

    If you knew me, then you would know that I don't subscribe to the two major political parties. As I said, do as you wish, but I NEVER mentioned a political affiliation either way.
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    I find bringing up a stain in his history on a thread that's about the man dying from cancer to be political at worst, out of place and unnecessary at best.

    Thanks for taking a shot at me while you were defending yourself.

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    I find bringing up a stain in his history on a thread that's about the man dying from cancer to be political at worst, out of place and unnecessary at best.

    Thanks for taking a shot at me while you were defending yourself.
    Sorry to be so "un-PC", but it is the truth. "Stains" or not, it is the truth. It was only a "shot" if that is how you were to take it. I wasn't aiming at personal potshots, but merely, pointing out that truth should be represented in all facets of life.

    Anyways, back to the topic, I feel sorry for his family. The Kennedy family has had a rough time throughout the years.

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    This isn't about "the truth" That incident has no place here, period. I'm removing the references.

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    Default Re: Best wishes to Senator Ted Kennedy

    It's a shame to see anyone go through what he is going through. It is tough on his family and friends as well.

    Luckily, in an article on MSNBC, he will try to seek treatment, so there is a bright side to this story.

    Best of wishes to his family.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joker View Post
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    This isn't about "the truth" That incident has no place here, period. I'm removing the references.
    You have to understand that Ted Kennedy is a highly controversial figure.

    I imagine there are more than a few people who could see this as karma.

    It may be his power and political connections are the only thing that have kept him out of prison let alone in the Senate for 100 years.

    I guess what I'm saying is it's not such a shock if people voice some displeasure. So what.

    Personally I don't have much love for the guy. Lord knows I don't identify with his politics but he's an AMerican and a Senator and I don't wish a brain tumor on him.

    But he's no angel and he's a public figure who should be able to take some heat.

    I assume this thread was started with an honest gesture of well wishes for him and I respect that.

    My mother died of a brain tumor and I know first hand what it's like.

    My two cents.

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    I understand people feel that way about him. What I don't accept is using this thread as a place to discuss his warts. The man is dying, most likely. This isn't the time or the place for that. This about sending well-wishes for a man with a brain tumor. Disagree if you wish, but I feel strongly about this.

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    I dislike Ted Kennedy as much as the next person, but even I'm not going to bring up his past.

    My mom's best friend recently died after a short battle with bone cancer that metastasized to her brain. I wouldn't wish that on anyone.

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    Best wishes, Teddy.

    Don't really like the man, but I respect his last name very much. The mere fact that he was immediate family to JFK and RFK is enough to give him a slight benefit of the doubt that, despite his warts, he isn't a total toad.

    The man has obviously done quite a bit of good and has served our fine country more than I have...

    I hope he can have a decent life until the inevitable end, and I will pray for him and his family.



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    Default Re: Best wishes to Senator Ted Kennedy

    This isn't a dig or a joke I swear: I always thought he'd be one of those politicians that it'd be pretty awesome to get drunk with. He was on a list with George W. Bush, Ronald Reagan, Bill Clinton, and a few others.

    Anyway, I'm pretty bummed out to hear this. He's been in politics longer than I've been alive.

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    Default Re: Best wishes to Senator Ted Kennedy

    Be well, Teddy.

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    Default Re: Best wishes to Senator Ted Kennedy

    My word people. The man just got the worse news of his life and you talk about karma and crap.

    It is like roast a guy at his funeral. You just don't do it.

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    Default Re: Best wishes to Senator Ted Kennedy

    It's sad to see the old generation pass. Byrd is very old, Warner is about to retire, Lugar will probably retire after this term, Kerry may stick around awhile longer.
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