Mayor Ed Koch....may he rest in peace....

Mayor Ed Koch....may he rest in peace....

PostBy: I'm On Fire On: Fri Feb 01, 2013 10:19 am

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2013/02 ... ies-at-88/


Soldier.
Congressman.
Mayor.
Lawyer.
Judge.

Mayor Koch was a lot of things to a lot of people. He helped clean up NY during the height of crime and after a financial crisis. I was too young to really know him. I was born in 1977 the year he took office and was only 11 when he left office. My biggest memory of him was from the movie "The Muppets Take Manhatten". I do remember seeing him on TV as a kid and always thinking that he had a funny voice. I remember his, 'How am I doing?' catchphrase, though at that time I didn't really understand what he meant and being a child I'd just giggle at it.

I always liked him. Even though, I don't know much about his politics. I do know that at the time he was Mayor of New York the city was in trouble. He had to deal with crime that was running rampant, corruption, homelessness on an endemic scale, and the AIDs panic.

He will be missed.
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Re: Mayor Ed Koch....may he rest in peace....

PostBy: Rigar On: Fri Feb 01, 2013 11:16 am

Very thoughtful post IOF.....
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Re: Mayor Ed Koch....may he rest in peace....

PostBy: franco b On: Fri Feb 01, 2013 11:49 am

He called himself "a liberal with common sense" something we could use a lot more of.

I liked him. Combat infantryman.

When he had a radio show and some caller went on at excessive length he would repeatedly say "STOP, STOP" saying it in a long drawn out manor. AS a spoof someone advertised the Koch alarm system which instead of a siren had Mayor Koch saying STOP.

I will miss a truly unique man.
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Re: Mayor Ed Koch....may he rest in peace....

PostBy: freetown fred On: Fri Feb 01, 2013 12:03 pm

They are a dieing or possibly dead breed, that's for sure--pun intended. RIP Ed, my Combat Brother
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Re: Mayor Ed Koch....may he rest in peace....

PostBy: Rigar On: Fri Feb 01, 2013 12:06 pm

Actually...old lawyers never die...
..they just lose their appeal

R.I.P mayor...
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Re: Mayor Ed Koch....may he rest in peace....

PostBy: Blackrocks On: Fri Feb 01, 2013 12:41 pm

A republican who deserves to be remembered as a compassionate man. He worked for the little people and down trodden of his city and was a huge help to the GLBT population also , quite possibly he was gay himself. All in all a breath of fresh air in the political arena. He will certainly be missed by me ......R.I.P.

Rick
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Re: Mayor Ed Koch....may he rest in peace....

PostBy: davidmcbeth3 On: Sun Feb 03, 2013 4:46 pm

He was an anti-gunner .... 1 less is good
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