Jimmie on November 28th, 2010

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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Jimmie on July 13th, 2010

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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Jimmie on June 28th, 2010

Robert Byrd, the veteran Senator from West Virginia, died early this morning at the age of 92. Byrd will go down in history for many things and I’ll let his hagiographers in the MSM tell you about all of them over the next few days. For a countervailing view you can check Cassy Fiano’s round [...]

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Jimmie on May 30th, 2010

Tomorrow is Memorial Day. I wish I had something wonderful to say here, but I really don’t. When I think of the tens of thousands who spilled their blood so that I and mine didn’t have to spill ours, I am awed. I simply do not have anything adequate to say to express my gratitude. [...]

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Jimmie on February 8th, 2010

I just saw on Hot Air that Congressman John Murtha, of Pennsylvania, has died. I knew he recently had surgery and had more recently been admitted to the I.C.U for a serious condition, but I assumed that no news was good news. That was a mistake. Like Ed Morrissey and Sister Toldjah, I’d rather highlight [...]

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Paula on August 26th, 2009

Mary Jo Kopechne wasn’t a scion of one of American’s wealthiest families; she was just a girl from an average, middle class family, whose idealism led her to Birmingham, Alabama, during the Civil Rights era, then back north to Washington, D.C., where she eventually ended up as a staffer on Robert Kennedy’s presidential campaign. Ms. [...]

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Isn’t there anyone worth looking up to these days? TAMPA, Fla. — An autopsy report shows that cocaine use contributed to the heart disease that suddenly killed TV pitchman Billy Mays in June, officials announced Friday. … The medical examiner “concluded that cocaine use caused or contributed to the development of his heart disease, and [...]

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Jimmie on June 28th, 2009

What the…?? TAMPA, Florida — Billy Mays, the burly, bearded television pitchman known for his boisterous hawking of products such as Orange Glo and OxiClean, has died. He was 50. Tampa police said Mays was found unresponsive by his wife Sunday morning. A fire rescue crew pronounced him dead at 7:45 a.m. This one is [...]

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