Category: In Memoriam

R.I.P. General Norman Schwarzkopf, Jr.

R.I.P. General Norman Schwarzkopf, Jr.

| December 28, 2012 | Reply

This is sad news indeed. 2012 has, apparently, decided to take as many good people with it on its way out as it can.

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R.I.P. Michael Clarke Duncan — An Actor Who Made Small Roles Big

R.I.P. Michael Clarke Duncan — An Actor Who Made Small Roles Big

| September 3, 2012 | Reply

AP reported earlier this evening that actor Michael Clarke Duncan is dead at the age of 54. He was rushed to the hospital last month after he suffered a heart attack and spent a couple of weeks in the ICU before doctors moved him to a regular room. He was a huge man — almost […]

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R.I.P. Neal Armstrong: Nerd, Pilot, Explorer, Big Damn Hero.

R.I.P. Neal Armstrong: Nerd, Pilot, Explorer, Big Damn Hero.

| August 25, 2012 | Reply

In 1961, President John Kennedy delivered a challenge to the nation: put a man on the moon before the end of the decade. On July 20, 1969, Neal Armstrong became that man as he stepped onto the surface of the moon. Armstrong died today, at the age of 82, of complications from “cardiovascular procedures”, likely […]

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Memorial Day 2012: Private Sadao Munemori and A Request for Hollywood

Memorial Day 2012: Private Sadao Munemori and A Request for Hollywood

| May 28, 2012 | Reply

Sadao Munemori was a hero, who loved his country to an extent we can not measure. He was American, born in Glendale, CA to parents who immigrated from Japan in the 1920s. When the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor, Munemori’s family were sent to the Manzanar internment camp. Munemori didn’t become bitter. He wanted to fight. […]

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R.I.P. Andrew Breitbart, the Friend I Never Really Met.

R.I.P. Andrew Breitbart, the Friend I Never Really Met.

| March 1, 2012 | 9 Replies

I didn’t know Andrew Breitbart. I wish I did. I had a couple chances to meet him at CPAC last month, but he always had a throng around him and I’m no good at pushing though crowds, so I didn’t take the opportunity to introduce myself. I doubt that he knew who I was, though […]

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R.I.P. Tony Blankley

R.I.P. Tony Blankley

| January 8, 2012 | 2 Replies

If you have spent any time in the world of conservative politics, you have heard from Tony Blankley. He spent several years as press secretary and adviser to Newt Gingrich and as the editorial page editor of the Washington Times and most recently as a public relations professional, columnist, and media pundit. Before that, he […]

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A Horrible Day in the Blogosphere

A Horrible Day in the Blogosphere

| November 28, 2011 | Reply

My deepest condolences to James Joyner and his young daughters on the loss of their much-beloved wife and mother.

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R.I.P. Steve Jobs — Visionary, Genius, Maker of Lovely Things that Work Well

R.I.P. Steve Jobs — Visionary, Genius, Maker of Lovely Things that Work Well

| October 5, 2011 | 2 Replies

This is big news that just came across my Twitter feed. He was 56 years old. BREAKING: Apple says Steve Jobs has died.Wed Oct 05 23:36:26 via CoTweetThe Associated PressAP He had been battling pancreatic cancer for several months at least and was not doing well when he stepped down as CEO of Apple. Yesterday’s […]

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R.I.P. Leslie Nielsen

R.I.P. Leslie Nielsen

| November 28, 2010 | 2 Replies

The world seems a meaner place right now. Legendary funny man Leslie Nielsen died today of complications of pneumonia in a hospital near his home in Fort Lauderdale, this according to his agent. He was 84. His agent tells TMZ Nielsen passed surrounded by his wife and friends at about 5:34 PM ET. I had […]

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RIP George Steinbrenner and Bob Sheppard

RIP George Steinbrenner and Bob Sheppard

| July 13, 2010 | 2 Replies

George Steinbrenner, legendary owner of the New York Yankees, is dead this morning after suffering a massive heart attack last night. The report comes from the Associated Press, which cited a source close to the family. The New York Daily News confirmed the report through an anonymous team source. Steinbrenner was 80- years old and had […]

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