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NNguyenMD Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 04:02 PM
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just heard Mike Malloy's segment on Andy Stephenson on my podcast
I have to sadly confess that I didn't follow the story of Andy Stephenson closely on this board, I knew little only that he was a member here who needed treatment for cancer.

I learned a little later that there was some controversy over the raising of funds for his treatment, but failed to look anymore into it.

After listening to Mike Malloy talk about Andy I couldn't help but cry at what an atrocious ordeal this poor soul endured near the end of his life, and at the hand of the RIGHT WING!

I'm just incredibly angry and saddened that this is how far it has come. That people (if you can call them that) would extend the antagonism of their politics so far as to actively damage the chances of one person's fight against cancer.

I wonder how the MSM would react if liberals had actively tried to stonewall treatment for Lee Atwater's brain tumor as political revenge for year of humiliating the party.

I'm just seething right now, and I'm sorry that I didn't pay more attention to the plight of Andy until after he died. I wish I would have done more.
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Butterflies Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 04:07 PM
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1. I'm like you, I didn't follow what was going on either
but I read the accounts of what happened in the few days after he died and I was shocked. I have to believe that karma will get the horrible people who made the end of Andy's life so difficult.
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greatauntoftriplets Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 04:09 PM
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3. I hope to hell it does as well.
:evilfrown:
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damntexdem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 05:35 PM
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7. OK, already.
What did the rightwing do? I haven't heard about it.
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GreenPartyVoter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 04:08 PM
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2. You can still do something. Fight for the cause he held
so close to his heart.
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stellanoir Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 04:19 PM
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5. yeah I missed Malloy reading Beth's letter
Edited on Wed Jul-20-05 04:34 PM by stellanoir
but I will never ever ever ever forget the post he made just before his the postponement of his surgery. He said (I'm paraphrasing) "If I don't make it through just remember these four words. . . Voter Verified Paper Ballots."

So we must. Okay?
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GreenPartyVoter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 04:26 PM
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6. That's just for starters. Transparency in the system.. then make the
system better still.
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Ladyhawk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 04:14 PM
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4. I edited and saved that segment for posterity.
Listening to Malloy brought tears to my eyes again. I have a feeling a lot more tears will need to be shed. Andy was loved by thousands.

P.S. Think that asshole will e-mail Malloy and set a time and place? Neither do I.
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