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April 22, 2007

Congresswoman Millender-McDonald has died

Millender_mcdonaldRep. Juanita Millender-McDonald (D-CA) has died of cancer at the age of 68, just days after being diagnosed with the disease.

Millender-McDonald was serving her seventh term in Congress, representing California's 37th district. She had recently become the chair of the Committee on House Administration which oversees House operations and federal election procedures.

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What a beaustiful smile... may she rest in peace. Don't know a thing about her politics...

"just days after being diagnosed"? that sounds fishy.

congressional reps have very good health care available.
terminal, metastatic cancers usually cause very noticable weight loss and fatigue...even us guys won't tough it out until its that far gone.

yea and a lil too close on the heels of molly ivins. I am very suspicious of these deaths and the lung/other cancer (jennings, bradley) heart attacks, as well. And, if that makes me sound like a nut, I'm also not convinced there's anything random about so many journalists dying, at ALL. I'm working on some research of the sheer UNBELIEVABLE numbers. Random murder of David Rosenbaum got me started. Mike Royko came to mind. Sorry, I am almost guilty of taking this off-subject.
I'm sorry for the loss of this lovely staunch Democrat human soul. I hope that there are careful plans in place in event of this tragedy and I wish that our world weren't so transparently thus. I never used to think this way pre-kgb.

I did a double-take when I read that that Millender-McDonald was only diagnosed with breast cancer on April 18 of this year... Apparently, she'd been ill for longer than that, but the whole thing seems terrifyingly sudden.

""just days after being diagnosed"? that sounds fishy.
congressional reps have very good health care available.
terminal, metastatic cancers usually cause very noticable weight loss and fatigue...even us guys won't tough it out until its that far gone.
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I've a friend who practices medicine in Wytheville, Virginia, and she complains about the level of denial she sees in her patients. Elderly women come in with large, visbile-to-the-eye, lumps in their breasts. They are clearly terminal by the time they first decide to go see a doctor.

Of course, I've no idea if anything like that is the case for Millender-McDonald.

I agree that's also notable, Mr.Krubner. But, I'd have to wonder IF the Congresswoman would fit into the 'plausable deniability' category of 'elderly women in denial'. When my friend first looked over my shoulder at her, he said 'she looks TWENTY FIVE.'

As is this:
She had recently become the chair of the Committee on House Administration which oversees House operations and federal election procedures.
My thoughts are always influenced by my reading. Currently I'm reading (among other things) the new history of Jack Kennedy and online I'm reading the "http://www.thirdworldtraveler.com/Fascism/Nazification_GermanyvsAmer.html">
The Nazification of Germany v Nazification of America

These two subjects are closely intertwined.
On the Internet site it addresses the importance of integrity in the position that Ms.Millender-McDonald had just attained.
And, I've been taking a hard look at all these 'natural deaths'.

Well, this raises some more questions and indicates to me how I missed the very important life of this participating woman. And, then it answers a few, perhaps.
I just keep thinking that a person who has acted THIS responsibly would not fail to 'usher in' a new name or in some way make it clear whom she would advocate to take her place if worse came to worst. Seven decades. Surely there had to be some 'grooming' taking place in anticipation of retirement or higher pol. office? Maybe I'm just reading too much into it. Whenever Ahnuld's name is mentioned my ears perk up. Some more info. on Ms. Millender McDonald

I think that you folks shoud get your facts right before making these post. The congresswoman did not die of breast cancer. I am a church member of the congresswoman.

In May 2005, she underwent what her office described as "major surgery" but she never disclosed the illness that kept her from her official duties for almost four weeks, according to The Times

Sounds like more misleading the bloggers to discredit them. As in -- I KNOW I read very few days before this that she had been diagnosed with breast cancer (because immediately I thought of molly ivins) That would have to be google or yahoo as I don't read MSM and that stuff is in front of me just to get my mail.

And then in the article I posted it said colon ....

BUT, it does seem to me that your concern for Ms. Millender-McDonald is far outweighed by your concern to discredit bloggers. And, what church was that again?
Did you sit way in the back?
And, I'm so sorry for the loss you seem to have suffered. Or not.

How strange. A month after forming a task force to investigate the "election" in Florida 13, she gets diagnosed with cancer, says she is taking a leave of absence, and promptly dies.

Good thing the C.I.A. doesn't have some device that can be used from a house across the street from someone to beam microwave radiation directly at them to GIVE them "fast-onset" cancer.

Oh wait, since the Soviets used just such a device to give leukemia to the ambassador and others at Moscow station, and the C.I.A. quickly developed their own version of it, they have had such a thing in their arsenal since the 1960s. Nevermind.

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