Sen. Edward M. Kennedy hospitalized with symptoms of stroke

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This may be of interest to Americans. Senator Kennedy is very powerful...

Sen. Edward M. Kennedy hospitalized with symptoms of stroke

By DAVID ESPO, Associated Press Writer 14 minutes ago

WASHINGTON - Sen. Edward M. Kennedy of Massachusetts was hospitalized in Boston Saturday after suffering stroke-like symptoms, according to a knowledgeable official.

There was no immediate word on his condition.

The official who provided the information declined to be identified by name, citing the sensitivity of the events.

Hyannis Fire Lt. Bill Rex told the AP a 911 call came in from the Kennedy compound at 8:19 a.m. EDT A male was transported to Cape Cod Hospital and was transferred by medflight at 10:10 a.m. from Barnstable Municipal Airport to Massachusetts General Hospital.

Kennedy, 76, has been in the Senate since election in 1962, filling out the term won by his brother, John F. Kennedy.
 

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Can I be the first to say . . . not a moment too soon?
 
#3
So the old bastard might finally be on his way out, 40 years after causing the death of Mary Jo Kopechne and not a moment too soon. Some say that family attracts tragedy - I say they reap what has been sown.
 
#4
Sooner he goes the better. No, just let him go and forget him, he goes to join the rest of his no good clan.
 
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DozyBint said:
. Some say that family attracts tragedy - I say they reap what has been sown.

Absolutely spot on DB, never a truer (?) word spoken.
 
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Biped said:
Can I be the first to say . . . not a moment too soon?
I disagree. Mr. Kennedy has not been perfect, but has done many good things. He is for a minimum 'living' wage, he is a critic of the Iraq war, he is for gun control, he is for health care for all Americans, to name a few. Plus, his office has intervened on behalf of some MA residents to get them what they need in difficult times.

Swift and full recovery to you, Senator.
 
#8
the Kennedy's supported the IRA...made their fortune bootlegging in the 30's...killed a young campaign worker, another murdered a girl some 25 years ago, there was one charged with rape....that family is evil and rotten I hope Fat Teddy suffers a painful and drawn out death.
 
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Don't forget the father of the lot, I think Joe was his name, can't be bother to check. Anyway whilst US Ambassador in London during WWII was against the US entering the war. He probably done a lot more damage, again can't be bothered to check.
 
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ctauch said:
the Kennedy's supported the IRA...made their fortune bootlegging in the 30's...killed a young campaign worker, another murdered a girl some 25 years ago, there was one charged with rape....that family is evil and rotten I hope Fat Teddy suffers a painful and drawn out death.
Ditto, what he said.
 
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The Sailor said:
Don't forget the father of the lot, I think Joe was his name, can't be bother to check. Anyway whilst US Ambassador in London during WWII was against the US entering the war. He probably done a lot more damage, again can't be bothered to check.
Joe was against the US entering the war because he was aNazi sympathiser...quite ironinc that Fat Teddy turned out to be such a commie lover.
 
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Without wishing to appear hostile to our many American friends and allies, no Kennedy has yet been a friend to this country and I will shed no tears at this one's pain neither will I lament the passing of any member of this diseased clan.
 
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Thankfully, it seems not to have been a stroke the senator had, but a seizure. He is undergoing tests, but sources said, "they were guardedly optimistic that he would make a full recovery."
 
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redgrain said:
Thankfully, it seems not to have been a stroke the senator had, but a seizure. He is undergoing tests, but sources said, "they were guardedly optimistic that he would make a full recovery."
To you maybe but not to me (us?). I remember a story about him on a visit to NI in the 70's (I think) when he said to a soldier "why don't you go back to your country" - reply was reputedly "why don't you f*** off back to yours"

Bad man even by the standards of polititians but possibly not as bad as his father.
 
#16
Bailey said:
redgrain said:
Thankfully, it seems not to have been a stroke the senator had, but a seizure. He is undergoing tests, but sources said, "they were guardedly optimistic that he would make a full recovery."
To you maybe but not to me (us?). I remember a stoty about him on a visit to NI in the 70's (I think) when he said to a soldier "why don't you go back to your country" - reply was reputedly "why don't you f*** off back to yours"

Bad man even by the standards of polititians but possibly not as bad as his father.
The story is legendary, but the response was reportedly delivered by a soldier with a thick Northern Ireland accent.
 
#17
Bailey said:
redgrain said:
Thankfully, it seems not to have been a stroke the senator had, but a seizure. He is undergoing tests, but sources said, "they were guardedly optimistic that he would make a full recovery."
To you maybe but not to me (us?). I remember a stoty about him on a visit to NI in the 70's (I think) when he said to a soldier "why don't you go back to your country" - reply was reputedly "why don't you f*** off back to yours"

Bad man even by the standards of polititians but possibly not as bad as his father.
And I remember a mate of mine lived in MA and had a severely retarded brother that the parents could no longer care for on their own. They looked all over, but could not find a place for him. Finally, they contacted Senator Kennedy's office and, with his help, an institution that would take the young man was located.
 
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To you maybe but not to me (us?). I remember a story about him on a visit to NI in the 70's (I think) when he said to a soldier "why don't you go back to your country" - reply was reputedly "why don't you f*** off back to yours"

I believe the soldier may have said 'I'm already in my country' and word to that effect
 
#19
Redgrain, pity he did not do the same for Mary Jo!
 
#20
redgrain said:
Bailey said:
redgrain said:
Thankfully, it seems not to have been a stroke the senator had, but a seizure. He is undergoing tests, but sources said, "they were guardedly optimistic that he would make a full recovery."
To you maybe but not to me (us?). I remember a stoty about him on a visit to NI in the 70's (I think) when he said to a soldier "why don't you go back to your country" - reply was reputedly "why don't you f*** off back to yours"

Bad man even by the standards of polititians but possibly not as bad as his father.
And I remember a mate of mine lived in MA and had a severely retarded brother that the parents could no longer care for on their own. They looked all over, but could not find a place for him. Finally, they contacted Senator Kennedy's office and, with his help, an institution that would take the young man was located.
Clearly you have a fondness for the man, that's your prerogative. I suspect however that most on this site will not shed a tear as he and his family showed strong support for Irish Republican groups who were blowing up pubs, shooting our soldiers, their family's as well as our policeman. In light of 9/11, I am sure you will understand my position. There is good and bad in all of us. We only ever saw the bad.
 

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