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Message 632 of 645 (823940)
11-19-2017 5:42 PM


Mel Tillis, country legend, at 85
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Mel Tillis, Longtime Country Singer and Songwriter, Dies at 85

Mel Tillis, a Florida native who defined the word entertainer in the field of country music, died Sunday (Nov. 19) after a long illness in a Florida hospital. He was 85.

One of the most colorful personalities the music business has ever seen, the Country Music Hall of Fame member enjoyed success as a writer, actor, and performer, as well as a comedian during his storied career.


He overcame a stutter to sing.

Enjoy


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Message 633 of 645 (823946)
11-20-2017 5:56 AM
Reply to: Message 631 by Diomedes
11-18-2017 10:26 AM


Re: Malcolm Young
From Akka Dakka. Hope you rest in peace.
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Message 634 of 645 (823962)
11-20-2017 12:47 PM


Jana Novotna, Tennis Champion
Probably unknown to most here, she won Wimbledon in 1998. In her losing Wimbledon final effort in 1993 she cried and was comforted by the Duchess of Kent during the awards ceremony. She has died of cancer at the young age of 49.

NYT: Jana Novotna, Czech Winner of Wimbledon, Dies at 49

Not fair. Not fair. Just not fair.

--Percy


    
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Message 635 of 645 (824050)
11-21-2017 9:59 PM


David Cassidy
David Cassidy, Dies At 67

What if Eleanor Roosevelt had wings? -- Monty Python

One important characteristic of a theory is that is has survived repeated attempts to falsify it. Contrary to your understanding, all available evidence confirms it. --Subbie

If evolution is shown to be false, it will be at the hands of things that are true, not made up. --percy

The reason that we have the scientific method is because common sense isn't reliable. -- Taq


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Message 636 of 645 (824057)
11-21-2017 11:55 PM


Charles Manson
And the next Republican nominee for President is ....

If he had only met parole by not saying "I should have killed 500 people."

Not that it matters to some.

{ABE - good riddance, unsalvageable}

Edited by anglagard, : make matters clear


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Message 637 of 645 (824058)
11-22-2017 12:48 AM
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11-21-2017 11:55 PM


Re: Charles Manson
On Sirius XM Progress Radio today, a caller made the observation that the Republicans would even vote Charles Manson into office. Though Hitler would have come up a very close second.

How much does it cost to support a prisoner? What a waste of money that was.


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Message 638 of 645 (824059)
11-22-2017 12:50 AM
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11-21-2017 9:59 PM


Re: David Cassidy
OK, Della Reese, David Cassidy, and Charles Manson. Does that meet our quota? Or does Manson not count?

Frankly, I'm pushing for Donald Trump to round out this troika.

Except for his funeral. As I understand, each president can make arrangements for his own funeral ahead of time. And, as I understand, Trump has already made his own arrangements which include the massive display of military hardware in a massive parade patterned after the massive Red Square parades in his boyfriend's country.

Edited by dwise1, : Added a happy thought


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Message 639 of 645 (824088)
11-22-2017 2:45 PM
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11-22-2017 12:50 AM


Re: David Cassidy
dwise1 writes:

Or does Manson not count?


I don't think he qualifies for greatness. Loudness, yes. He got way more publicity than he deserved.
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Message 640 of 645 (825455)
12-15-2017 1:52 AM


R.C. Sproul
We have a thread about him currently, and he is revered among Biblical Christians as a good teacher.
Dr.R.C.Sproul dies today
quote:
Sproul was ordained in the Presbyterian Church in America in 1975 and spent his years writing and spreading the Gospel through Ligonier Ministries. Sproul was a devout Calvinist and focused much of his publications on discussing the sovereignty of God, Christian living, intelligent design, and apologetics.

Over his lifetime, He wrote more than 60 books and many articles for evangelical publications. Sproul also served as the editor of the Reformation Study Bible, which has appeared in several editions. In 1978 he also signed the Chicago Statement on Biblical Inerrancy, which affirmed the traditional view of biblical inerrancy.


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Chance as a real force is a myth. It has no basis in reality and no place in scientific inquiry. For science and philosophy to continue to advance in knowledge, chance must be demythologized once and for all. RC Sproul
"A lie can travel half way around the world while the truth is putting on its shoes." Mark Twain "
~"If that's not sufficient for you go soak your head."~Faith
Paul was probably SO soaked in prayer nobody else has ever equaled him.~Faith :)

  
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Message 641 of 645 (826093)
12-22-2017 7:08 AM


Dick Enberg
Dick Enberg, one of the greatest sports broadcasters of all time, has died at his home at age 82.

Hall of Fame broadcaster Dick Enberg dies at age 82

--Percy


    
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Message 642 of 645 (826991)
01-15-2018 1:41 PM


Delores O'Riordan
46+ sad

I did like her sound. Too bad the auto-tune idiots mimicked her to a fault.

Edited by Admin, : Spelling in title.


- xongsmith, 5.7d

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Message 643 of 645 (827026)
01-15-2018 7:58 PM


Keith Jackson
Keith Jackson, the voice of college football and many Olympics, dead at 89: Keith Jackson was the sound of college football

--Percy


    
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Message 644 of 645 (827030)
01-15-2018 10:39 PM
Reply to: Message 642 by xongsmith
01-15-2018 1:41 PM


Re: Dolores O'Riordan
Hopefully, this is not too over the top, but I feel particularly sad when musicians that I enjoy pass away, particularly when it is so early in life as it is for Dolores.

List of musicians that have passed away so far this year.

http://weheartmusic.typepad.com/...ans-who-died-in-2018.html

Dolores is for me, the most prominent person on this list. I am sure that others will have their own favorites.

Spelling corrected. Thanks Heathen. Hopefully the original message will get corrected too.

Edited by Admin, : Correct spelling in title.

Edited by NoNukes, : No reason given.


Under a government which imprisons any unjustly, the true place for a just man is also in prison. Thoreau: Civil Disobedience (1846)

"Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, the wretched refuse of your teeming shore. Send these, the homeless, tempest-tossed to me, I lift my lamp beside the golden door!

We got a thousand points of light for the homeless man. We've got a kinder, gentler, machine gun hand. Neil Young, Rockin' in the Free World.

Worrying about the "browning of America" is not racism. -- Faith

I hate you all, you hate me -- Faith


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Message 645 of 645 (827034)
01-16-2018 2:29 AM
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01-15-2018 10:39 PM


Re: Delores O'Riordan
Check your spelling,

It's "Dolores O'Riordan"

Edited by Admin, : Correct spelling in title.


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