Category Archives: RIP

Thank You, John McCain

Two days ago I read that John McCain’s mother is 106 years old, and still kickin’ pretty hard despite her centenarian status. The next day I heard that Senator McCain was stopping his cancer treatments and then within the next 24 … Continue reading

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Beau Biden, RIP

My condolences to Vice President Biden and his family: Beau Biden, son of vice president and former Delaware AG, dies at 46 Joseph “Beau” Biden III, an Iraq War veteran who served as the attorney general of Delaware and was … Continue reading

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Kayla Mueller – The Cautionary Tale of a True Social Justice Warrior

The Beeb: Kayla Mueller: US aid worker ‘dedicated’ to Syrian refugees The US hostage allegedly killed in a Jordanian air strike against Islamic State militants is understood to be 26-year-old Kayla Mueller, from Prescott, Arizona. Ms Mueller travelled to the … Continue reading

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RIP Mario Cuomo – The Man Who Could Have Been President

New York Times: Mario Cuomo, Governor, Governor’s Father and an Eloquent Liberal Beacon, Dies at 82 Mario M. Cuomo, the three-term governor of New York who commanded the attention of the country with a compelling public presence, a forceful defense … Continue reading

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Ben Bradlee Died Yesterday – Journalism Died Years Ago

From the Washington Post: Mr. Bradlee called reporters “the best lie detectors,” and nothing mattered more to him than exposing the truth, even if it took a long time. In his own account, the Vietnam War and then Watergate marked … Continue reading

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Joan Rivers, Rest in Peace

Heaven just got funnier.

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Obligatory Nelson Mandela Post

Rest in peace, Nelson Mandela. pic.twitter.com/4qlqsXLp6e — The White House (@WhiteHouse) December 5, 2013 Nelson Mandela, anti-apartheid icon and father of modern South Africa, dies Freedom fighter, statesman, moral compass and South Africa’s symbol of the struggle against racial oppression. … Continue reading

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If you thought Obamacare was a trainwreck . . .

NY Post: Madonna’s ‘secretprojectrevolution’ should stay hidden Chin up, oppressed peoples of the world! You’ve got a new champion riding into battle, or at least slinking into battle in fishnets and a bustier. Madonna is here, and she is bringing … Continue reading

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RIP Karen Black

Sad news: Karen Black, “Five Easy Pieces” star, dead at 74 Karen Black, who appeared in more than 100 movies and was featured in such counterculture favorites as “Easy Rider,” “Five Easy Pieces” and “Nashville,” has died. Black’s husband, Stephen … Continue reading

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He Stopped Loving Her Today – RIP George Jones

George Jones, Record-Setting Country Music Singer, Dies at 81 George Jones, the country-music singer who overcame alcohol and drug addiction, bankruptcy and broken marriages to have more hit records than any other artist, has died. He was 81. He died … Continue reading

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Above and Beyond the Call of Duty

Medal of Honor citation: The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress, March 3, 1863, has awarded in the name of Congress the Medal of Honor to Chaplain (Captain) Emil J. Kapaun United States Army … Continue reading

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Former Surgeon General C. Everett Koop, RIP

Former Surgeon General C. Everett Koop dies at age 96 Former U.S. Surgeon General C. Everett Koop, a pediatric surgeon turned public health advocate, died Monday. He was 96. Koop served as surgeon general from 1982 to 1989, under Presidents … Continue reading

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Requiescat in pace: Mayor Ed Koch Dead at 88

Via the NYT: Edward I. Koch, the master showman of City Hall, who parlayed shrewd political instincts and plenty of chutzpah into three tumultuous terms as mayor of New York with all the tenacity, zest and combativeness that personified his … Continue reading

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Worthy of Respect and Honor

Joel B. Pollak: Stormin’ Norman, Warrior, at Peace Not since General Douglas MacArthur had Americans celebrated a general as we did “Stormin’ Norman” Schwarzkopf, who cut a figure of strength on the world stage as he decimated Saddam Hussein’s military–which … Continue reading

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