Ted Kennedy gravely ill


dancing-loon
#1
Ted Kennedy has malignant brain tumour

U.S. Sen. Edward Kennedy, who was hospitalized Saturday after suffering a seizure, has a malignant brain tumour, his doctors have confirmed.

Reuters is reporting Kennedy will require chemotherapy and radiation therapy.

Earlier this winter, he endorsed the candidacy of Barack Obama, the junior senator from Illinois, to become the Democratic party's presidential nominee.

'Ted' Kennedy is the younger brother of John F. Kennedy, who became the U.S.'s president after winning the 1960 election but was assassinated in November 1963.

In 1964, a plane crash left him with severe injuries and killed an aide.
Another brother, Robert F. Kennedy, ran for the Democratic nomination in 1968 but was assassinated.
Kennedy delivered the eulogy at his brother's funeral.
Joseph, Kennedy's eldest brother (he was one of nine children), died in an airplane crash during the Second World War.
Kennedy sought his party's presidential nomination in 1980, running against sitting U.S. President Jimmy Carter, but his candidacy was tainted in part by the 1971 Chappaquiddick incident.
He drove a car off a bridge between Chappaquiddick and Martha's Vineyard in Massachusetts. Kennedy escaped, but campaign worker Mary Jo Kopechne drowned.
Kennedy later pleaded guilty to leaving the scene of an accident.

http://news.sympatico.msn.ctv.ca/abc..._tumour_080520
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That family sure had its tragedies! Especially the assassination of John Fitzgerald, the president, was a shock to the world! I read a book and am convinced it wasn't Lee Oswald who did it!

Ted is only 76 years old!
 
lone wolf
Free Thinker
#2
Ted will be the rare Kennedy ... if it's natural causes that get him. His passage will leave a real gap.
 
I think not
#3
Quote: Originally Posted by dancing-loon View Post

I read a book and am convinced it wasn't Lee Oswald who did it!

There's a big surprise.
 
normbc9
Conservative
#4
Ted is the number two Senator for longevity. Byrd is number one. This is a a situation which could end very quickly or last for years. It isn't one that will affect all of his body functions at any one time. But I read where is will probably affect his ability to do things like read and write within a short period of time. I'm not a big fan of his but I do recognize him as a "Go to" Senator when you want to get something accomplished. He is one who doesn't jump up and claim victory and he is the first to admit any failures on his part. No doubt he is in for very uncomforsatble times and while he will retain his seat he will be missed in the Senate's daily operations. No doubt, his particpation will be sorely missed too.
 
karrie
No Party Affiliation
#5
Quote: Originally Posted by dancing-loon View Post

That family sure had its tragedies! Especially the assassination of John Fitzgerald, the president, was a shock to the world! I read a book and am convinced it wasn't Lee Oswald who did it!

Ted is only 76 years old!

The family has had some tragedies yes. But no more than most families. They've just been more publicized and sensationalized and burned into our retinas by televisions. It must suck to be dying of cancer and have everyone bring your brother up incessantly.

And 76 and only just now dying of cancer? Lucky frankly. I've seen too many young people die of it to not be a bit agist about it.
 
dancing-loon
#6
Did you just eat some sour grapes, Karrie???
 
karrie
No Party Affiliation
#7
No, I was just discussing.
 
talloola
No Party Affiliation
#8
The Kennedys have had much more than their share of tragedy within the family,
and I remember every one of them.

Very sad.

The neurosurgeon said that they probably won't be able to operate, (maybe), and that
if they do, they have to weigh the chance of taking away his quality of life, so i guess
that is the next news we will hear, 'operation or no operation', there is a 'chance' of
his lasting another two years, but that seems to be the very best that could happen.

I dont think Ted Kennedy will be afraid to die, he has lived his life with the memory of
his brothers and one of his sisters to comfort him, they all died very young in life, and
he almost was killed in a plane crash some years ago, when his back was broken. He has
or had, one sister who has lived mentally handicapped all of her life. His father suffered
a stroke, in his 60's I believe, and lived handicapped until his death some years ago.
There were nine of them to start with, not sure how many left, maybe only ted and two
of his sisters.
His
mother lived to be 100 yrs old, and until a very old lady, swam every morning in the ocean.

I wish him well, and he has a great family around him to love him and comfort him.

He is very loved and respected in the senate, and only Sen. Byrd is more senior than he, and
today Sen. Byrd was ovecome with grief and couldn't even speak, it was very sad to watch.
 
Walter
#9
Quote: Originally Posted by lone wolf View Post

Ted will be the rare Kennedy ... if it's natural causes that get him. His passage will leave a real gap.

Maybe he won't drive off a bridge in the next life. Mary Jo could give him driving lessons.
 
lone wolf
Free Thinker
#10
Quote: Originally Posted by Walter View Post

Maybe he won't drive off a bridge in the next life. Mary Jo could give him driving lessons.

Maybe you can be the passenger....
 
talloola
No Party Affiliation
#11
I know the chappaquicick incident never goes away, and it was a blunder on his part,
but he did try to save her, what he didn't do was immediately present it to the public
and the law, I guess panic set in, and he knew, because of who he is, it would cause a huge stir, he made a big mistake, he was cheating on his wife,(the marriage was over
anyway, just not officially, and she was leaving the party with a married man, not such a good idea either),but there is lots of water under that bridge now, and many many years
have gone by, and
because of the circumstances, maybe we all should think of all the good
he has done. Pay attention to the respect he has in the senate, and the record
he has to date, and the good he has done for the 'poor' and 'the regular person on the
street, the kennedys have always fought for the regular guy and the poor, and ted is
right up there with all of them.
 
Risus
#12
Quote: Originally Posted by karrie View Post

The family has had some tragedies yes. But no more than most families. They've just been more publicized and sensationalized and burned into our retinas by televisions. It must suck to be dying of cancer and have everyone bring your brother up incessantly.

And 76 and only just now dying of cancer? Lucky frankly. I've seen too many young people die of it to not be a bit agist about it.

As to your first comment, you are mistaken, definitely more tragedies in the Kennedy clan than most.

As far as your last comment, you are heartless.
 
Walter
#13
I love how Groenig uses him as a template for Mayor Quimby.
 
dancing-loon
#14
Talloola, you forgot to mention the plane crash of John Junior!!! How tragic that was!
 
karrie
No Party Affiliation
#15
Quote: Originally Posted by Risus View Post

As far as your last comment, you are heartless.

Heartless? I didn't say he deserves it or that I think it's a good thing for him to die of cancer. But, 'only 76' jumped out at me as a bit odd given how young most people I know who've died of cancer are, and given how many men I know who are gone before the age of 50. I readily admit it's agist, as I said, but what age is 'okay' to get cancer at exactly?
 
mt_pockets1000
#16
Cancer is an ugly disease to have at any age.
 
talloola
No Party Affiliation
#17
I've know many people who have died of cancer, many of them were young, when I was
young, and old, when I was young, and now that I am 69, the same is still happening, that
is just life.
A person should be able to go through their life from beginning to the end, without getting
cancer, period, age has nothing to do with it.
Dieing from cancer at 76 is just as bad as dieing from cancer at 26, no different, and
not ho hum for the 76er, and what a tragedy for the 26er.

Life is just as important for someone who is 80 as someone who is 20, and staying alive
is the key.

I hope Ted Kennedy hangs on for a long time, maybe surgery will be successful, but it is a
long shot.
 
dancing-loon
#18
I had two brothers, both died of cancer. One was only 66 the other one 76. Neither one smoked or drank! Both went through hell and back during the war. I don't know if that stress, of a physical as well as psychological nature had something to do with it? Probably not, because they were young at the time. One hears of many Jewish holocaust survivors reaching ripe old age.

Anyway, I wanted to post about Kennedy getting out of hospital just one day after it was announced he had a brain tumor. He gave the thumbs-up sign as he left the hospital.
More tests will be done in the next days.
His condition is serious, experts say. He has a fifty/fifty chance.

http://news.sympatico.msn.ctv.ca/abc...eleased_080521
 
Risus
#19
Quote: Originally Posted by karrie View Post

Heartless? I didn't say he deserves it or that I think it's a good thing for him to die of cancer. But, 'only 76' jumped out at me as a bit odd given how young most people I know who've died of cancer are, and given how many men I know who are gone before the age of 50. I readily admit it's agist, as I said, but what age is 'okay' to get cancer at exactly?

Yes, you are heartless. Just because someone has died before 50, doesn't mean that someone at 76 is lucky to only get the disease at that age. Give me a break. I think you have your foot down your throat and can't get it out.
 
dancing-loon
#20
My, my... calm down Risus, or you'll get into trouble! Don't you realize you are talking to a Moderator???

 
karrie
No Party Affiliation
#21
Quote: Originally Posted by dancing-loon View Post

My, my... calm down Risus, or you'll get into trouble! Don't you realize you are talking to a Moderator???

show me the last time anyone on this moderation team gave anyone trouble for disagreeing with them. lol.
 
karrie
No Party Affiliation
#22
Quote: Originally Posted by Risus View Post

Yes, you are heartless. Just because someone has died before 50, doesn't mean that someone at 76 is lucky to only get the disease at that age. Give me a break. I think you have your foot down your throat and can't get it out.

No Risus. I'm not trying to get my foot out. If I can make it to 76 without having gotten cancer, I'll count myself lucky. Given how much earlier and earlier it's setting in with people I know, I'd count myself lucky. I'm simply applying my own outlook on life to it, much the way you apply your outlook to things.
 
Zan
Green
#23
Quote: Originally Posted by dancing-loon View Post

My, my... calm down Risus, or you'll get into trouble! Don't you realize you are talking to a Moderator???

my my Loon - don't you think people should treat each other with respect regardless of who it is they're talking to?
 
dancing-loon
#24
Quote: Originally Posted by Zan View Post

my my Loon - don't you think people should treat each other with respect regardless of who it is they're talking to?

Absolutely!

Could we now put it aside as processed and done with, before it turns into a mountain?
Thanks.
 
gopher
No Party Affiliation
+1
#25  Top Rated Post
Quote: Originally Posted by karrie;

show me the last time anyone on this moderation team gave anyone trouble for disagreeing with them. lol.


Oh, I could but that would entail disclosures of private messages which are verboten here.
 
gopher
No Party Affiliation
+1
#26
"Ted Kennedy Released From Hospital"

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn...052100617.html


Hopefully, this condition will be correctible and Senator Kennedy will be able to return to office. He is a very special person whose life has always been dedicated to public service.
 
Walter
#27
40 years ago today Teddy was responsible for Mary Jo Kopechne's death.
 
YukonJack
Conservative
#28
I remember the macabre rejoicing of the sick, sick, sick Left when Ronald Reagan was diagnosed with Alzheimers.

I just wish that Ted Kennedy had had the decency to be out office, so a decent, honest person could take his place.
Last edited by YukonJack; Jul 18th, 2009 at 04:34 PM..
 
lone wolf
Free Thinker
#29
Nice edit....
 
YukonJack
Conservative
#30
"Nice edit...."

So, editing your own post is a sin?

If the option wasn't a valid one, it would not be there.
 

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