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« Reply #300: July 14, 2019, 04:48:50 PM »
He is one mean dude. He might just scare the cancer off.

A little chin music   ....

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« Reply #301: July 15, 2019, 10:28:31 AM »
Pernell "Sweet Pea" Whitaker dead after being hit by a car.

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« Reply #302: July 15, 2019, 10:30:55 AM »
Pernell "Sweet Pea" Whitaker dead after being hit by a car.

aw man.  Great fighter.   Accident happened in Virginia Beach.

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« Reply #303: July 15, 2019, 10:42:00 AM »
You couldn't hit that man inside the ring and he ends up dying from being hit by a car.

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« Reply #304: July 15, 2019, 10:51:52 AM »
You couldn't hit that man inside the ring and he ends up dying from being hit by a car.

Truth. There was a long stretch of time that he was the best fighter on the planet, period.


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« Reply #306: July 17, 2019, 11:05:00 AM »
Local:

Sterling Tucker, a principal figure in the founding generation of the present-day District government, died Sunday, it was learned Tuesday night.

He was chosen by voters in 1974 to become the first chairman of the District’s council under home rule and was regarded as one of the shapers of the city’s independent government.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/sterling-tucker-first-elected-chairman-of-dc-council-under-home-rule-has-died/2019/07/16/dc89ed7a-a834-11e9-a3a6-ab670962db05_story.html?utm_term=.0499ea877f69

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« Reply #307: July 17, 2019, 11:10:47 AM »
Justice John Paul Stevens

https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/obituaries/john-paul-stevens-longtime-leader-of-supreme-courts-liberal-wing-dies-at-99/2019/07/16/701232a2-a829-11e9-86dd-d7f0e60391e9_story.html?utm_term=.5e5fb704af81

I was reading a bit about him last night.  I wasn't aware that he was considered a Conservative judge for most of his career.  He was picked by Ford over Scalia and Bork as well.  It tells you how much the definition of "Conservative" has shifted that he left the Court as one of its liberals.

Quite the amazing life, a delegate to the 1932 Democratic Convention, and reportedly the last person alive to see Babe Ruth call his famous home run shot.

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« Reply #308: July 17, 2019, 11:13:53 AM »
I was reading a bit about him last night.  I wasn't aware that he was considered a Conservative justice for most of his career.  He was picked over Scalia and Bork as well.  It tells you how much the definition of "Conservative" has shifted that he left the Court as one of its liberals.

Quite the amazing life, a delegate to the 1932 Democratic Convention, and reportedly the last person alive to see Babe Ruth call his famous home run shot.

I heard/watched an interview about him and was surprised about some of the things you mentioned.     When they said Ford nominated him   ....  I was thinking he ruled on subjects how I think a Carter nominee might.    It's sometime difficult to remember that Republican Party.       Of course, the Republican Party was different in 1974.     He claimed the party left him.

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« Reply #309: July 17, 2019, 12:48:35 PM »
The book "The Brethren" is about the transition from the Warren Court to the Burger / conservative-dominated judiciary we've had since the 1970s.  The key opinion from which Woodward got the title of the book is National League of Cities v. Usery, which was a 10th Amendment case decided 5-4.  Rehnquist more or less took one of his dissents as the basis of the opinion without acknowledging that it was the minority view and that the opinion broke with a lot of settled law.  I think it was Brennan who fired off a vicious dissent pointing all of this out in which he wrote about "my Brethren" and the violence they were doing to precedent.  Stevens I think also dissented, and I believe Stevens claimed he thought he could have pulled a majority together were it not for Brennan going ballistic.

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« Reply #310: July 17, 2019, 01:05:18 PM »
I believe Stevens convinced several other justices from across the ideological spectrum that the Earl of Oxford wrote the plays of William Shakespeare.

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« Reply #312: July 22, 2019, 08:34:14 PM »
Christopher Kraft Jr, who set up mission planning and operations for the Apollo missions, has died:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christopher_C._Kraft_Jr.

https://www.houstonchronicle.com/news/houston-texas/houston/article/Legendary-NASA-flight-director-Chris-Kraft-has-14114715.php
Was just going to post that. Certainly remember him.

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Re: Deaths of Famous People (2019)
« Reply #313: July 24, 2019, 03:45:11 PM »
Rutger Hauer

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« Reply #315: July 24, 2019, 04:08:54 PM »
Tag's brother...

Not the right time to make a joke.

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« Reply #316: July 24, 2019, 05:04:41 PM »
Rutger Hauer
Tag's brother...

Never heard of either one but the missus is a big "Blade Runner" fan.    I never saw that movie either.      :shrug:

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« Reply #317: July 24, 2019, 05:05:57 PM »
Not the right time to make a joke.

it's not even a good one given the watch company is TAG Heuer :(

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Re: Deaths of Famous People (2019)
« Reply #320: July 31, 2019, 04:58:37 PM »
Nick Buoniconti

https://www.cnn.com/videos/sports/2019/07/31/nick-buoniconti-obit-orig-vstop-bdk.cnn

I had tremendous respect for him the way he rallied around his son. That more than his play on the field was more inspiring to me.

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« Reply #321: July 31, 2019, 05:09:16 PM »
I had tremendous respect for him the way he rallied around his son. That more than his play on the field was more inspiring to me.

Me too DC.   


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Re: Deaths of Famous People (2019)
« Reply #323: August 03, 2019, 11:37:23 PM »
Damien Lovelock from Celibate Rifles (Sydney, Oz), age 65.  Best band I never got to see. 

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« Reply #324: August 06, 2019, 03:40:04 PM »
Nobel Prize Winner for Literature Toni Morrison, 88 years old.