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Freedom Watch sends word that Andrea Clarke, the ill woman in Texas whose plight was spotlighted by pro-life bloggers and disability activists over the past two weeks, has died. Keep her family in your prayers.
Rukesyer, Host of Wall $treet Week If you are a wonk/geek, you loved Louis Rukeyser’s long-running business/economics show on PBS and you can still hum the theme song. Rukeyser died today at the age of 73: Rukeyser helped to popularize the often dull and arcane subjects of economics and finance with puns that drew appreciative […]
The French philosopher who bucked the anti-American European trend has died. Background: His 2002 book on anti-Americanism * Europe’s Anti-American Obsession
Legendary Wisconsin Democrat Sen. William Proxmire died this morning. Didn’t agree with everything he stood for, but he was the original Porkbuster–a crusader against government waste who issued “Golden Fleece Awards” to expose taxpayer-funded boondoggles. Via the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: He became the scourge of defense-industry lobbyists, pork-barrel public works projects and seekers of tax […]
A civil rights pioneer passes. Via Breitbart.com/AP: Rosa Lee Parks, whose refusal to give up her bus seat to a white man sparked the modern civil rights movement, died Monday. She was 92. Mrs. Parks died at her home of natural causes, said Karen Morgan, a spokeswoman for U.S. Rep. John Conyers, D-Mich. Mrs. Parks […]
Via Breitbart.com, Chief Justice Rehnquist Dies at Home. Chief Justice William H. Rehnquist died Saturday evening at his home in suburban Virginia, said Supreme Court spokeswoman Kathy Arberg. A statement from the spokeswoman said he was surrounded by his three children when he died in Arlington. “The Chief Justice battled thyroid cancer since being diagnosed […]
1200am. Just in from ABC News: ABC News Anchor Peter Jennings died today at his home in New York City. He was 67. On April 5, Jennings announced he had been diagnosed with lung cancer. He is survived by his wife Kayce Freed, his two children, Elizabeth, 25, and Christopher, 23, and his sister Sarah […]
Via AP: The brain dead woman who was kept alive for three months so she could deliver the child she was carrying was removed from life support Wednesday and died, her family said. God rest her soul. More here.
Terrible news: An American journalist and author has been found shot dead in the southern Iraqi city of Basra, a Western diplomat said on Wednesday. The diplomat told Reuters the next of kin of Steven Vincent had been notified and an investigation was underway to determine who was behind the death. The diplomat said he […]
Retired Vice Adm. James Stockdale has died. He was a war hero. Medal of Honor recipient. Patriot. From AP: During the Vietnam War, he was a Navy fighter pilot based on the USS Oriskany and flew 201 missions before he was shot down on Sept. 9, 1965. He became the highest-ranking naval officer captured during […]
One of the most famous cats of the blogosphere, Laurence Simon’s Edloe, has passed away. Send your condolences. *** Flashback: All roads lead to Edloe Edloe and Alf Edloe and IDOI
Via AP: Wal-Mart heir John T. Walton, who threw his considerable financial support behind efforts to educate low-income children, has died in the crash of a homemade, experimental aircraft. Walton, of Jackson, Wyo., crashed shortly after takeoff Monday from Jackson Hole Airport in Grand Teton National Park, the company said. The cause of the crash […]
Just learned of the untimely passing of milblogger Michael James Reed, aka “Bunker Mulligan.” His last blog post is here. He’ll be laid to rest on Friday. Deepest condolences to the family, which is requesting that any memorials for Bunker be made to Homes for Our Troops. Update: Mudville Gazette has a tribute.
Iraqi police hero Maj. Imad Shakir Mahmoud died last week stopping a suicide bomber on Sunday, May 15, in the city of Baqouba, northeast of Baghdad. There was a memorial parade for Mahmoud today. His young daughter, carrying a large portrait of her slain father, led the way. R.I.P., Maj. Mahmoud.
Spc. David Mahlenbrock is being laid to rest today at Arlington National Cemetary. In honor of his final request, here are the lyrics to his favorite song. God bless him and his family. Toby Keith – American Soldier I’m just trying to be a father, Raise a daughter and a son, Be a lover to […]
The San Francisco Chronicle has a morbid story on the latest in gangsta fashion.
Moved by the barbaric murder/beheading of American contractor Eugene Armstrong in Iraq, a reader remembered this poem by American poet/novelist James Dickey about a friend who was a pilot beheaded by Japanese captors during World War II. Coincidentally, the surname of the subject of Dickey’s poem was also “Armstrong.” The Performance by James Dickey The […]
Brenda McCormick died over the weekend. For 18 years, her non-profit organization, Mothers Inc., has served needy children and seniors with an annual Thanksgiving turkey drive and Christmas toy drive. The organization also provides families with back-to-school supplies and helps locate shelter for the homeless. To the consternation of some of her neighbors, she did […]
Kathryn Lopez at NRO notes that journalist Mort Kondracke’s wife, Millie, has died of Parkinson’s Disease. He wrote movingly of their experience in his book, Saving Millie. Janice Krouse reviewed the book in 2002 and noted: After the Clinton scandals, there’s little about celebrity marriages that surprises Washington anymore. But the tell-all book that has […]
The name will be unfamiliar to most, but Constantine Menges was a great American dedicated to the preservation of freedom and security. He served under President Reagan as Special Assistant for National Security Affairs and at the CIA as a National Intelligence Officer. He was a scholar, author, university professor. Menges oversaw the design of […]
Bill at INDC Journal has launched a fund-raising drive for the family of Captain Daniel Eggers, his high school friend who was killed in Afghanistan after his HUMVEE drove over a landmine while he was serving as the leader of a team of Green Berets. Capt. Eggers left behind a wife and two young sons. […]
Hostage Kim Sun-Il has been beheaded. For now, South Korea remains stalwart against the Islamobarbarians. From AP: Kim’s kidnappers had initially threatened to kill him at sundown Monday unless South Korea canceled a troop deployment to Iraq. The Seoul government rejected the demand, standing firm with plans to dispatch 3,000 soldiers starting in August. Pray […]
The family of fellow American Paul Johnson is asking for our prayers. Pray hard for his soul, because the sad fact is that the Islamofascists have probably already killed him. Hope I’m wrong. UPDATE: News of the beheading just broke. Paul Johnson, RIP. Will be interesting to see if we can verify when the savagery […]
Read this. Then wipe away your tears and read my friend Mike Fumento’s important piece on defeating Alzheimer’s.
I’ll be leaving for D.C. later on today for President Reagan’s arrival. Will attend the public viewing this evening. From the Washington Post today: Anthony Ferrari, a Miami businessman, traveled up here for the funeral procession. “The man had a big impact on America. He really loved this country and it showed.”