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Arlen Specter dead at 82
Philadelphia Inquirer, by Staff

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Posted By:BuckeyeRon, 10/14/2012 1:09:08 PM

Legendary Pennsylvania Senator Arlen Specter died in his home Sunday morning from complications of non-Hodgkins Lymphoma, according to a statement released by his family. He was 82. Specter, 82, announced in 2005 that he had Hodgkin's disease, for which he underwent chemotherapy. He was treated again in 2008, after the disease returned. He was again hospitalized in August to deal with the disease. Specter’s funeral will be open to the public and held at Har Zion Temple in Penn Valley. Internment will immediately follow at Shalom Memorial Park in Huntingdon Valley. The family asks that contributions be made in lieu

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: maggie2u, 10/14/2012 1:14:42 PM     (No. 8932394)

This is me, not having anything to say.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: janylou, 10/14/2012 1:14:44 PM     (No. 8932395)

It is hard to feel a lot of sympathy for a man who helped give us Obozocare, but I do sympathize with his family.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: pomom, 10/14/2012 1:15:49 PM     (No. 8932399)

Prayers for his family. He fought it till it took him.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Sparkycat, 10/14/2012 1:16:37 PM     (No. 8932402)

Pro_16:18 Pride goeth before destruction, and a haughty spirit before a fall.


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Reply 5 - Posted by: Hazymac, 10/14/2012 1:22:38 PM     (No. 8932410)

Dittos to #3. May he rest in peace. That's all I'm gonna say.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: saryden, 10/14/2012 1:23:48 PM     (No. 8932413)

I've spent my long life being thwarted from saying the truth by "it isn't couth to speak of religion or politics", 'gays' cannot help their propensity, 'diversity' is the ultimate good, speak no ill of the dead, and such utter political-correctness rot.
I say I hope some more concerned-only-with-their-own-success individuals follow as soon as possible. We need leaders who hold America and its Constitution above all.. for the future of America's children (and those of the rest of the world). The future freedom, success and happiness of our descendants is what is important!!
Vote a straight Republican ticket and hold their feet to the fire.


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Reply 7 - Posted by: miceal, 10/14/2012 1:24:25 PM     (No. 8932414)

My Mother taught me to NEVER speak ill of the dead. I hope his family finds solace in their shared memories.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: zephyrgirl, 10/14/2012 1:28:42 PM     (No. 8932422)

Condolences to his family.



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Reply 9 - Posted by: michellewsc2, 10/14/2012 1:31:40 PM     (No. 8932431)

Regardless of politics, my sympathies go out to his family.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: spit the bit, 10/14/2012 1:32:33 PM     (No. 8932433)

He spent his life tweaking the opposition, whoever he made that out to be. Weird politician.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: PageTurner, 10/14/2012 1:32:52 PM     (No. 8932434)

Rest in peace. But good riddance. We don't need any more like him.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: stonepony, 10/14/2012 1:33:48 PM     (No. 8932435)

He will be missed by his family and the left.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: Foggybottom, 10/14/2012 1:34:18 PM     (No. 8932436)

Peggy Noonan's hero.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: billp, 10/14/2012 1:37:11 PM     (No. 8932443)

What #1 said.


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Reply 15 - Posted by: Photoonist, 10/14/2012 1:37:47 PM     (No. 8932446)

No more switching parties or vacillating. That's as much of a compliment as I can give him.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: dragonlearner, 10/14/2012 1:44:39 PM     (No. 8932462)

May he RIP. Consider this: He's in a better place than us. We still have Obama to deal with.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: winmag, 10/14/2012 1:45:14 PM     (No. 8932464)

He was part of the problem for many years.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: VinGoombatz, 10/14/2012 1:46:10 PM     (No. 8932465)

He was of a certain height.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: FlatCityGirl, 10/14/2012 1:47:27 PM     (No. 8932467)

I didn't have any more regard or respect for Specter than I did for Ted Kennedy. Both worms as far as I'm concerned.

Prayer's for the family --who obviously can't be held responsible for their vile kin folk.


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Reply 20 - Posted by: civilservant, 10/14/2012 1:48:09 PM     (No. 8932469)

Condolences to the family. Prayers for the passed.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: 6079 Smith, W, 10/14/2012 1:48:59 PM     (No. 8932473)

RIP. Who will advise us on Scottish Law now?

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Reply 22 - Posted by: jimK1, 10/14/2012 1:56:07 PM     (No. 8932486)

To heck with respect, glad he's gone.

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Reply 23 - Posted by: bobsadventures, 10/14/2012 2:04:24 PM     (No. 8932503)

Legendary Dirtbag. The only thing this guys ever done right is turn himself into fertilizer.

I, for one, am glad this waste of skin is dead.

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Reply 24 - Posted by: antiquegolf, 10/14/2012 2:10:16 PM     (No. 8932520)

He. stood up for Clarence Thomas. RIP

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Reply 25 - Posted by: Malia2012, 10/14/2012 2:15:12 PM     (No. 8932523)

I must say Senator Specter put up a valiant fight against a lot of odds trying to defeat a deadly disease. Have to credit him with that anyway. At 82, he couldn't ask for much more. Never agreed with him and didn't miss him when he left Congress. That being said, condolences to the family. It's a loss to lose a loved one, no matter his politics.

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Reply 26 - Posted by: Slimepuppy, 10/14/2012 2:24:56 PM     (No. 8932544)

...based upon his voting the last few years, he 'went Zombie' quite a while ago....

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Reply 27 - Posted by: BarryNo, 10/14/2012 2:28:11 PM     (No. 8932558)

I was taught never to speak ill of the dead...

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Reply 28 - Posted by: JediJerry, 10/14/2012 2:38:04 PM     (No. 8932586)

Don't know if I am happy or sad.

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Reply 29 - Posted by: St. Pitbull, 10/14/2012 2:41:01 PM     (No. 8932592)

He was a strange and bitter man who appeared to be mentally imbalanced. What else can one say about him?

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Reply 30 - Posted by: pinger, 10/14/2012 2:43:40 PM     (No. 8932599)

Arlen Specter died. Pass the Beer Nuts®.

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Reply 31 - Posted by: southernboy, 10/14/2012 2:49:30 PM     (No. 8932612)

I'm fortunate in that I wasn't taught not to speak ill of the dead.
That being said…..Good riddance!


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Reply 32 - Posted by: farmwife, 10/14/2012 2:54:35 PM     (No. 8932617)

Arlen Specter has a lot to answer for. He is answering for it now.

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Reply 33 - Posted by: stablemoney, 10/14/2012 3:04:11 PM     (No. 8932643)

He was not able to switch bodies.

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Reply 34 - Posted by: youngtexan, 10/14/2012 3:13:25 PM     (No. 8932665)

Watch the Dems to start Politicizing his death with Obamacare.

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Reply 35 - Posted by: flatwater, 10/14/2012 3:22:11 PM     (No. 8932681)

If you can't say anything good....

Think I'll just go brush up on Scottish law.

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Reply 36 - Posted by: Jethro bo, 10/14/2012 3:24:17 PM     (No. 8932692)

Oh one can only anticipate the week long Kneepad media hero worship of this great man and how without him the Messiah would not be able to do the miraculous things he as done. I do know now how I will feel whenI hear of Carter's dead.

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Reply 37 - Posted by: Rumblehog, 10/14/2012 3:40:22 PM     (No. 8932729)

Who will attend his funeral? He was a traitor to both Parties. I doubt if many of his "good friends across the (either) aisle" will linger long at the graveside. In the end, the only thing you leave with is your honor, or in his case, lack of it.

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Reply 38 - Posted by: bob913, 10/14/2012 4:58:42 PM     (No. 8932878)

Good

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Reply 39 - Posted by: bob913, 10/14/2012 4:59:34 PM     (No. 8932882)

#15 Can he switch between Heaven or Hell?......

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Reply 40 - Posted by: voxpopuli, 10/14/2012 5:14:21 PM     (No. 8932915)

say nothing ill of the dead..
hmmmm..
okay.. let's try this..
he's made a lot of people happy..

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Reply 41 - Posted by: lil dotty, 10/14/2012 5:21:10 PM     (No. 8932926)

A. Specter is burned upon my memory along with his performance at the obamacare own hall meeting. 'Wait a minute' Wait a minute' A man out of touch and one who could care less about the people who elected him. Condolences to his family.


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Reply 42 - Posted by: Aubreyesque, 10/14/2012 6:20:40 PM     (No. 8933027)

His fate is ours. I pray that he finds ultimate peace, for that is what I wish for myself and loved ones.

But his legacy is something that we are left with and it is not always honorable to keep it.

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Reply 43 - Posted by: FunOne, 10/15/2012 10:28:25 AM     (No. 8934149)

#37 makes a good point as to who will choose to attend--and avoid Arlen's funeral.

Both democrat and republican colleagues of Arlen will have schedule conflicts, I am sure.

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Reply 44 - Posted by: NOBS, 10/15/2012 11:04:07 AM     (No. 8934233)

I was in med school in Philadelphia the 1960;s & not politically aware but Arlen was known as a worm even then!! That was a long time ago..

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Reply 45 - Posted by: mitzi, 10/15/2012 11:13:33 AM     (No. 8934269)

This morning on FNC - one of the people (I don't know their names) called Specter "a life long Republican." False!

He was a Dem until 1965. Really easy to check - it's in his first paragraph at Wiki.

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Reply 46 - Posted by: broken01, 10/15/2012 12:10:07 PM     (No. 8934469)

All I'll say is. Say hi to Ted, John, and Robert when you get down there.

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