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Rodney King Dead
TMZ ^ | Today | TMZ

Posted on 06/17/2012 7:49:10 AM PDT by al baby

Rodney King -- the man who was at the center of the infamous Los Angeles riots -- was found dead this morning. He was 47.

According to our sources, King's fiancée found him dead at the bottom of a pool.

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KEYWORDS: california; getwhitey; losangeles; riot; rodneyking
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1 posted on 06/17/2012 7:49:23 AM PDT by al baby
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To: al baby

Can we all get along without Rodney?


2 posted on 06/17/2012 7:50:48 AM PDT by stocksthatgoup (Common sense although common knowledge is seldom common practice.)
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To: al baby

Well, hopefully he’s “getting along” now.


3 posted on 06/17/2012 7:51:06 AM PDT by FourtySeven (47)
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To: stocksthatgoup

We can get along now.


4 posted on 06/17/2012 7:52:00 AM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: al baby

I hope no one got it on film.


5 posted on 06/17/2012 7:52:33 AM PDT by Holen1 ("Those possessed by nothing possess everything.")
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To: al baby

http://www.tmz.com/2012/06/17/rodney-king-dead/


6 posted on 06/17/2012 7:52:44 AM PDT by John W (Viva Cristo Rey!)
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To: al baby
Say what you like but his “Can't we all get along” press conference was important for stopping the Rodney King riots.

He was dressed up like a schoolboy and the words were probably put in his mouth by his lawyer, but I still respect him for doing it.

7 posted on 06/17/2012 7:53:42 AM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: al baby

...dead at the bottom of a pool...


Well at least he was not into venture capital or private equity.


8 posted on 06/17/2012 7:54:06 AM PDT by OwenKellogg
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To: BenLurkin

Yep...and good on you for pointing it out.


9 posted on 06/17/2012 7:55:00 AM PDT by wtc911 (Amigo - you've been had.)
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To: wtc911

Bottom of a pool wrapped in chains hooked to cement blocks.

Worst case of suicide I ever saw.


10 posted on 06/17/2012 7:56:53 AM PDT by ImJustAnotherOkie (zerogottago)
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To: al baby
Watched Rodney on Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew. He was the only one I was rooting for. Sober on the show, he was a gentle, humble man but it seemed he could never get his drinking under control in his personal life.

RIP Rodney, sincerely.

11 posted on 06/17/2012 7:59:42 AM PDT by Drew68 (I WILL vote to defeat Barack Hussein Obama!)
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To: al baby

Prayers for his family and friends.


12 posted on 06/17/2012 8:02:54 AM PDT by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: stocksthatgoup

so, how are they going to blame this on Bush


13 posted on 06/17/2012 8:03:48 AM PDT by molson209
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To: al baby
Good riddance.
The First National Thug Celebrity/"Philosopher"
14 posted on 06/17/2012 8:03:51 AM PDT by publius911 (Formerly Publius 6961, formerly jennsdad)
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To: al baby

IMHO, he was a pawn in the control of the race hustlers. He was used and thrown away when no longer useful. I suspect the whole mess hindered his attempts to overcome his addictions. May he rest in peace now.


15 posted on 06/17/2012 8:03:56 AM PDT by originalbuckeye
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To: Drew68

I had the impression that he’d been a problem drinker since a teenager. He just couldn’t control it.


16 posted on 06/17/2012 8:04:15 AM PDT by pepsionice
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To: Drew68
Sober on the show, he was a gentle, humble man but it seemed he could never get his drinking under control in his personal life.

Thanks for a little perspective.
17 posted on 06/17/2012 8:05:01 AM PDT by andyk (Go Juan Pablo!)
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To: al baby

I can’t wait to see the results of that autopsy.


18 posted on 06/17/2012 8:05:42 AM PDT by mass55th (Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway...John Wayne)
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To: al baby

Rodney King the great philosopher?


19 posted on 06/17/2012 8:07:22 AM PDT by conservative98
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To: al baby

Like others have said- he was used and thrown away. It wasn’t his fault his altercation with the police was used as the excuse for widespread killing and burning and looting. RIP, Mr. King.


20 posted on 06/17/2012 8:11:02 AM PDT by PghBaldy (I eagerly await the next news about the struggles of Elizabeth Sacheen Littlefeather Warren.)
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To: al baby; LucyT; Berlin_Freeper; Hotlanta Mike; Silentgypsy; repubmom; HANG THE EXPENSE; Nepeta; ...
What next? Ping.................

King's fiancée found him dead at the bottom of a pool.

Expect the race baiters to use this against whitey, somehow, somewhere or everywhere!

They can’t let a "crisis" go to waste, contrived or not, it doesn't matter.

21 posted on 06/17/2012 8:11:32 AM PDT by melancholy (Professor Alinsky, Enslavement Specialist, Ph.D in L0w and H0lder)
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To: al baby
Yikes!!! 47 is...young!

We all know it's not "natural causes".

I would rather have remembered him for "Can't we all just get along?" rather than "Hey y'all, watch this..."

Rest In Peace.

22 posted on 06/17/2012 8:13:05 AM PDT by Caipirabob (I say we take off and Newt the site from orbit. It's the only way to be sure...)
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To: BenLurkin

The “Can’t we all get along” speach was probably the single most important and useful thing he ever did in his life.

Too bad it was not taken to heart by the folks it was addressed to.


23 posted on 06/17/2012 8:13:08 AM PDT by Mr. K (I AM WRITING-IN PALIN/GINGRICH)
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To: Drew68
Watched Rodney on Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew.
Yeah, I changed my opinion about him after seeing that.
Coming from a family with a long history of drinking problems, I know what addiction can do.
Sometimes DNA can be a bad MFer.
24 posted on 06/17/2012 8:13:37 AM PDT by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: BenLurkin
Say what you like but his “Can't Can we all get along” press conference was important for stopping the Rodney King riots.
25 posted on 06/17/2012 8:14:14 AM PDT by Ken H (Austerity is the irresistible force. Entitlements are the immovable object.)
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To: al baby

Prayers up.

I will not say a word against him now...rest in peace Rodney.


26 posted on 06/17/2012 8:14:14 AM PDT by Bobalu (It is not obama we are fighting, it is the media.)
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To: molson209
so, how are they going to blame this on Bush

You mean how is Obama going to use Rodney King's death to bolster his campaign?

-PJ

27 posted on 06/17/2012 8:15:11 AM PDT by Political Junkie Too (If you can vote for President, then your children can run for President.)
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To: conservative98
Rodney King the great philosopher?

In the midst of looting and violence that King didn't ask for, he uttered the lines, "Can't we all just get along?" Simple and eloquent, this phrase has become part of our national lexicon and we'd be a better place if more people practiced it.

28 posted on 06/17/2012 8:15:25 AM PDT by Drew68 (I WILL vote to defeat Barack Hussein Obama!)
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To: al baby

In a way I pity Rodney King.

The first half of his life was wasted fulfilling the empty, useless stereotype of inner-city thug black males.

The second half of his life was largely wasted fulfilling the empty, useless stereotype of inner-city thug black males with 15 minutes of fnoteriety.


29 posted on 06/17/2012 8:16:46 AM PDT by vladimir998
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To: Political Junkie Too
how is Obama going to use Rodney King's death to bolster his campaign

I think it's likely that Rodney will vote Baraq in November.

30 posted on 06/17/2012 8:16:56 AM PDT by nascarnation
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To: al baby

Condolences to family and friends of Rodney King.


31 posted on 06/17/2012 8:17:01 AM PDT by PGalt
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To: al baby
What a fustercluck this clown was:
32 posted on 06/17/2012 8:18:23 AM PDT by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: BenLurkin
...his “Can't we all get along” press conference was important for stopping the Rodney King riots.

Strange way to think about it, but you're right. It did have the effect.

33 posted on 06/17/2012 8:18:23 AM PDT by GOPJ (The doting court eunuchs of the MSM fail to notice...)
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Before I got rid of my tv I watched Rodney on Celebrity Rehab. A lot of the celebs seem to be maladjusted adolescents and a-holes but Rodney was really likable. It was easy to root for him. I sure wish he was able to overcome his demons and I’m saddened by his passing.


34 posted on 06/17/2012 8:26:02 AM PDT by Hayride
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To: al baby
There's only room for one king in town.


35 posted on 06/17/2012 8:27:24 AM PDT by ConservativeStatement (Obama "acted stupidly.")
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To: al baby
I think Rodney said it best, when he said, "Ow...ow....ow...ow"

No, but joking aside, I too saw him on Dr. Drew and agree as others have said here, he seems like a humble man I personally would have liked to meet. It's a shame it seems his addiction got the better of him. RIP Rodney.
36 posted on 06/17/2012 8:27:51 AM PDT by Lucky9teen (Peace is that brief glorious moment in history when everybody stands around reloading.~Thomas Jeffer)
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To: Drew68

Simple and ignorant, just like “My bad” and “It’s all good.”


37 posted on 06/17/2012 8:29:44 AM PDT by TauntedTiger (Keep away from the fence!)
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To: al baby

If Barry had a son...


38 posted on 06/17/2012 8:32:08 AM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Free Stuff or Freedom! You Decide 2012.)
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To: GOPJ

Yes. Stranger still, it was said by a man who had no particular reason to take a stand for the system.

Watch the beating video. In your mind remove Rodney and replace him with a mule. Would such a beating be acceptable?

If not on a dumb beast, why on a human?

He stood up when it mattered. Would that we all could be so brave or forgiving.


39 posted on 06/17/2012 8:32:57 AM PDT by null and void (Day 1244 of our ObamaVacation from reality - Obama is not a Big Brother [he's a Big Sissy...])
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To: al baby

NOW we can all get along.


40 posted on 06/17/2012 8:33:06 AM PDT by Lazamataz (People who resort to Godwin's Law are just like Hitler.)
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To: Lucky9teen

Alcohol can do bad things to people.
But I never got the sense from seeing interviews that he was a mean, vicious, or vindictive person. Quite the opposite. Seemed pretty laid back.


41 posted on 06/17/2012 8:35:29 AM PDT by djf ("There are more old drunkards than old doctors." - Benjamin Franklin)
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To: al baby
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42 posted on 06/17/2012 8:35:52 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper
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To: Lucky9teen
Interesting. I didn't know that. I have found that addicts and alcoholics who recover tend to be humble.

Take me for example. I am the VERY BEST in the ENTIRE NATION at being humble. Why, I wrote a book titled "Humility.... and BEYOND....".

It's a twelve-volume set.

43 posted on 06/17/2012 8:36:16 AM PDT by Lazamataz (People who resort to Godwin's Law are just like Hitler.)
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To: al baby

ahh yes the black”gentleman”most famous for getting the crap kicked out of him...lets do our best to keep his memory alive...by beating another black guy...in November!


44 posted on 06/17/2012 8:36:57 AM PDT by MONKEY429
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To: BenLurkin; SortaBichy

We lived in Newhall at the time, and Reginald Denny did his recovery at his brother’s house just around the corner from us......he eventually got himself a big ole white dually pickup with the vanity plate IBA RIOT.


45 posted on 06/17/2012 8:38:42 AM PDT by ErnBatavia (A conservative, a liberal and a moderate walked into a bar; barkeep said "Hi Mitt")
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To: Hayride
A lot of the celebs seem to be maladjusted adolescents and a-holes but Rodney was really likable.

Surrounded by actors, models and rock stars, King was the sole "accidental" celeb. He didn't ask for fame, it just came to him. IIRC, he was working for a towing company prior to going on the show. The film crew filmed him at work having DTs so bad he was heaving his guts out until someone gave him a bottle of beer to make it go away. That's alcoholism.

46 posted on 06/17/2012 8:39:10 AM PDT by Drew68 (I WILL vote to defeat Barack Hussein Obama!)
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To: Hayride
A lot of the celebs seem to be maladjusted adolescents and a-holes but Rodney was really likable.

Surrounded by actors, models and rock stars, King was the sole "accidental" celeb. He didn't ask for fame, it just came to him. IIRC, he was working for a towing company prior to going on the show. The film crew filmed him at work having DTs so bad he was heaving his guts out until someone gave him a bottle of beer to make it go away. That's alcoholism.

47 posted on 06/17/2012 8:39:11 AM PDT by Drew68 (I WILL vote to defeat Barack Hussein Obama!)
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To: null and void
Watch the beating video. In your mind remove Rodney and replace him with a mule. Would such a beating be acceptable?

Would the mule be on the same drugs as Rodney?

48 posted on 06/17/2012 8:41:48 AM PDT by Moonman62 (The US has become a government with a country, rather than a country with a government.)
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To: BenLurkin
Rodney King helped calm racial distress more in "Can't we all just get along" than Obama has done in three years. King, I believe, was truly embarrassed by what was done in his name and felt ashamed of what he had become.

While there are a lot of simplistic replies to his statement I attribute them to people who are too callous to even bother to look at people as individual humans with flaws and who make mistakes. Forgiveness is the cornerstone of Christianity yet there are many Christians who refuse to even consider forgiving a man his faults.

49 posted on 06/17/2012 8:41:48 AM PDT by raybbr (People who still support Obama are either a Marxist or a moron.)
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To: al baby

RIP


50 posted on 06/17/2012 8:42:34 AM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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