Category: In Memoriam

RIP Robert Byrd

RIP Robert Byrd

| June 28, 2010 | 2 Replies

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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Memorial Day 2010: Thank You

Memorial Day 2010: Thank You

| May 30, 2010 | 6 Replies

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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R.I.P. John Murtha

R.I.P. John Murtha

| February 8, 2010 | 1 Reply

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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R.I.P. Mary Jo Kopechne

R.I.P. Mary Jo Kopechne

| August 26, 2009 | 9 Replies

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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Bloody Hell: Autopsy Reveals Billy Mays Was a Coke Head

Bloody Hell: Autopsy Reveals Billy Mays Was a Coke Head

| August 7, 2009 | 6 Replies

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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RIP Billy Mays

RIP Billy Mays

| June 28, 2009 | 5 Replies

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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RIP Dave Arneson

RIP Dave Arneson

| April 9, 2009 | Reply

Most of you will have no idea who Dave Arneson was, but a few of you who also have a few oddly-shaped dice in a velvet bag or a box (or, in my case, a plush Frankenstein’s Monster head) somewhere probably will. Arneson was the co-creator of Dungeons and Dragons, along with E. Gary Gygax. […]

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RIP Ron Silver, Darned Good Actor and Outspoken Conservative

RIP Ron Silver, Darned Good Actor and Outspoken Conservative

| March 15, 2009 | 2 Replies

Ah, man. I didn’t even know he was ill. Actor and longtime political activist Ron Silver died this morning, succumbing to a long battle with cancer, friends of the liberal Democrat-turned-GOP stalwart told The Post. “Ron Silver died peacefully in his sleep with his family around him this morning,” said Robin Bronk, executive director of […]

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We’ll Miss You, Ricardo

We’ll Miss You, Ricardo

| January 15, 2009 | Reply

Ricardo Montalban passed away this week and I’ve been reading the various tributes posted around the web. He was a friend to conservatives and the man whose performance so disgusted one of the leading lights of Islamist “thinking” that he went back home and stepped up his radicalization. I didn’t know either of those things. […]

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We'll Miss You, Ricardo

We'll Miss You, Ricardo

| January 15, 2009 | Reply

Ricardo Montalban passed away this week and I’ve been reading the various tributes posted around the web. He was a friend to conservatives and the man whose performance so disgusted one of the leading lights of Islamist “thinking” that he went back home and stepped up his radicalization. I didn’t know either of those things. […]

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