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Post by Estiveo » Fri Feb 16, 2018 11:54 am

Yesh!


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Post by Chilidog » Wed Feb 21, 2018 9:15 am

Billy Graham.

Love him or hate him. He was an important part of the American Culture



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Post by pipistrelle » Wed Feb 21, 2018 9:17 am

Chilidog wrote:
Wed Feb 21, 2018 9:15 am
Billy Graham.

Love him or hate him. He was an important part of the American Culture
My parents saw through him.



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Post by AndyinPA » Wed Feb 21, 2018 9:29 am

I can remember when he didn't seem so nuts, but that was a long time ago when I was a little girl. My dad used to go see him, and my dad, while religious, wasn't an evangelical by any stretch of the imagination.



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Post by JohnPCapitalist » Wed Feb 21, 2018 10:05 am

Chilidog wrote:
Wed Feb 21, 2018 9:15 am
Billy Graham.

Love him or hate him. He was an important part of the American Culture
Even if you thought Billy Graham was a charlatan and a fraud, he's a damn sight better than his dismal son Franklin, who took a valuable franchise that stood out from other evangelicals and he became just another political power-seeking Fox News intolerant asshole.



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Post by kate520 » Wed Feb 21, 2018 10:17 am

RIP. Did not love him, do not hate him, even hough he must have had some hand in turning worship into a circus.


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Post by DejaMoo » Wed Feb 21, 2018 12:26 pm

http://www.ajc.com/news/national/billy- ... a30cLawWL/
"They're the ones putting out the pornographic stuff,'' Graham had said to Nixon. The Jewish ''stranglehold has got to be broken or the country's going down the drain,'' he continued.

Graham told Nixon that Jews did not know his true feelings about them.

''I go and I keep friends with Mr. Rosenthal (A.M. Rosenthal) at The New York Times and people of that sort, you know. And all -- I mean, not all the Jews, but a lot of the Jews are great friends of mine, they swarm around me and are friendly to me because they know that I'm friendly with Israel. But they don't know how I really feel about what they are doing to this country. And I have no power, no way to handle them, but I would stand up if under proper circumstances.''
Fuck him. Just another creep who got rich and famous by bilking the public with his fake religiousity.



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Post by June bug » Wed Feb 21, 2018 12:32 pm

So Jon Meacham, who's showing up all over MSNBC's various looks at Graham's life, says Graham "crawled" to Jewish leaders to apologize for his anti-Semitic remarks.

When was that, you ask? In 2002, when the Nixon tapes were released...almost 30 years after Nixon resigned.

Would he ever have had his "epiphany" if those tapes hadn't been made public?



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Post by AndyinPA » Wed Feb 21, 2018 12:45 pm

Short answer: Nope!

Probably the worst thing he ever did was give life to that son of his.



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Post by RVInit » Wed Feb 21, 2018 2:19 pm

AndyinPA wrote:
Wed Feb 21, 2018 12:45 pm
Short answer: Nope!

Probably the worst thing he ever did was give life to that son of his.
:yeah: All of the above.


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Post by Lani » Thu Feb 22, 2018 2:37 pm

Billy Graham was on the wrong side of history
https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfr ... de-history
Graham had the opportunity to lead fundamentalists into a new era. He could have pushed them to take social reform seriously as a God-given mandate to save the world from environmental destruction. He could have tackled racism, America’s original sin, by championing the federal government’s aggressive civil rights policies.

But he squandered it. He could not overcome the speculative end-times schemes of his cohort of evangelicals, with their anti-government hostilities.

Graham had good intentions, as his work desegregating his crusades demonstrated. But when his influence really would have counted, when he could have effected real change, real social transformation, he was too locked into last-days fearmongering to recognize the potential of the state to do good. We are all paying the price.

A different kind of last days may soon be upon us. Racial tensions are rising, the earth is warming, and evangelicals are doing little to help. That may be Graham’s most significant, and saddest, legacy.


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Post by Fortinbras » Fri Feb 23, 2018 9:12 pm

Broadway/movie star Nanette Fabray, age 97.

https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/na ... 6416a34d70



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Post by Sterngard Friegen » Fri Feb 23, 2018 10:36 pm

Graham was also an anti-Semite who only "apologized" because he got caught on tape.



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Post by Notorial Dissent » Sat Feb 24, 2018 7:11 am

And oh so sincere. :sarcasm:


The fact that you sincerely and wholeheartedly believe that the “Law of Gravity” is unconstitutional and a violation of your sovereign rights, does not absolve you of adherence to it.

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Post by Volkonski » Sat Feb 24, 2018 12:11 pm



The Guardian

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Actor Emma Chambers dies aged 53
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11:05 AM - Feb 24, 2018


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Post by RVInit » Sat Feb 24, 2018 2:18 pm

:crying: :cry: :cry: :cry:


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Post by MRich » Sat Mar 03, 2018 9:49 pm

:cry:
David Ogden Stiers - his Major Charles Winchester was such a great replacement for Frank Burns.
Dead at 75 from bladder cancer.

http://www.tmz.com/2018/03/03/mash-star ... ead-at-75/#



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Post by AndyinPA » Sat Mar 03, 2018 11:32 pm

MRich wrote:
Sat Mar 03, 2018 9:49 pm
:cry:
David Ogden Stiers - his Major Charles Winchester was such a great replacement for Frank Burns.
Dead at 75 from bladder cancer.

http://www.tmz.com/2018/03/03/mash-star ... ead-at-75/#
RIP.



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Post by Notorial Dissent » Sun Mar 04, 2018 1:25 am

OM, RIP.


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Post by qbawl » Sun Mar 04, 2018 7:50 am

Sir Roger Bannister dead. at 88. First to run 4 minute mile.

https://www.facebook.com/topic/Roger-Ba ... A31ihgoDdI



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Post by Tiredretiredlawyer » Mon Mar 12, 2018 5:58 pm

Hubert de Givenchy died in his sleep on Saturday at age 91.

https://www.thedailybeast.com/givenchys ... itter_page


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Post by Whatever4 » Tue Mar 13, 2018 9:48 pm

T. Berry Brazelton, pediatrician who soothed generations of parents, dies at 99
T. Berry Brazelton, a pediatrician whose best-selling guides to child-rearing soothed generations of parents, assuring them that they need not seek perfection and that the answers to many of their questions lay before them in their children’s behavior, died March 13 at his home in Barnstable, Mass. He was 99.

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Dr. Brazelton was perhaps the best-known American pediatrician since Benjamin Spock, who revolutionized child-rearing by counseling parents to rely on their “own common sense” rather than on commandments dispensed by purported experts.

Dr. Brazelton — who described Spock as his “hero” and who counted Spock’s grandchildren among his patients — picked up where the older physician left off. In books such as “Infants and Mothers” (1969), in his hit “Touchpoints” book series, in commentaries published in Redbook and Family Circle, and on the Emmy Award-winning television show “What Every Baby Knows,” Dr. Brazelton genially coached parents to see their children’s abilities as well as their own.

He bucked prevailing notions of his time by arguing that babies are not “lumps of clay” but rather expressive beings whose behavior conveys their needs. Rather than instructing parents on child-rearing, he sought to help them read their babies’ cues.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/ob ... 6be3f199dd


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Post by Orlylicious » Tue Mar 13, 2018 11:51 pm

Stephen Hawking passed away at age 76. :(



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Post by Sterngard Friegen » Tue Mar 13, 2018 11:53 pm

I wonder if Hawking lived longer than anyone else with ALS.



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Post by Fortinbras » Wed Mar 14, 2018 12:55 am

Report on Hawking's death:
http://www.nydailynews.com/news/world/s ... -1.3873215

He was the only person to play himself on Star Trek (in an episode of The Next Generation).



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