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  • Words of Respect for a Man Who Never Let the Party End [Barf Alert]

    01/20/2007 9:26:03 AM PST · by kiriath_jearim · 6 replies · 433+ views
    WASHINGTON, Jan. 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Selected comments from Brady Campaign leaders on the passing of Art Buchwald, who for many decades was a passionate supporter of efforts to reduce gun violence in America: From Sarah Brady: "Jim and I are deeply saddened. Art has been a dear and wonderful friend to both of us personally, and to the prevention of gun violence. "No one brought a greater smile to our faces over the years than Art. His spirit was especially amazing in recent months, when his staying power brought joy to us all. I will forever remember his warmth and...
  • Columnist Art Buchwald dead at 81

    01/18/2007 7:12:56 AM PST · by BulletBobCo · 34 replies · 1,520+ views
    CNN ^ | January 18, 2007
    WASHINGTON (CNN) -- Art Buchwald, who took humorous jabs at Washington politicians in syndicated columns for decades, has died, a close friend said Thursday. He was 81. Buchwald died late Wednesday, said CNN anchor Kyra Phillips. Buchwald was her mentor for 18 years, and she became a close friend of the family. The unofficial cause of death, she said, was kidney failure. She said Buchwald's son and daughter-in-law were at his side, "holding his hand. He passed away peacefully." "In the last few weeks, he knew it was his time," she said. "He said his good-byes to everybody." That included...
  • Art Buchwald Has Died

    01/18/2007 7:10:53 AM PST · by truthkeeper · 16 replies · 804+ views
    Fox News | truthkeeper
    Fox News just announced that former long-time Washington Post columnist, Art Buchwald, has died after a long illness. He was 81 years old.It was mentioned that he had actually refused dialysis and gone into hospice for a time. Amazingly, he recovered at that time and actually wrote a book about his experience. Rest in peace.
  • Rumors of death greatly exaggerated: US humorist Buchwald

    05/23/2006 11:37:10 PM PDT · by freepatriot32 · 13 replies · 706+ views ^ | 5 23 06 | yahoo news
    WASHINGTON (AFP) - Months beyond what was to be a three-week deathwatch, US humorist Art Buchwald is frustrated: rather than passing away quickly as his doctors predicted, he has to start shaving again, rewrite his will, and change his funeral plans. And get a new cellphone. But Buchwald, the Washington Post columnist who was diagnosed with fatal kidney disease early this year, said Tuesday in the paper that his unexpectedly long-lived last weeks haven't been so bad -- his doctor has now prescribed a holiday to Martha's Vineyard, the Massachusetts island resort. "I never realized dying was so much fun,"...
  • Buchwald's Goodbye: Writing, Reminiscing (His Opus from Life)

    04/05/2006 8:14:38 AM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 160 replies · 1,891+ views
    Examiner ^ | 04/04/2006 | DARLENE SUPERVILLE,
    WASHINGTON - Columnist Art Buchwald is dying and enjoying every minute of it. Death was expected within weeks of his decision to reject blood-cleansing treatments that could prolong his life, yet he lives on. Neither Buchwald nor his doctors know why, he says. But it doesn't matter. The Pulitzer Prize-winning political satirist says he's not afraid of death, isn't depressed and is, in fact, having the time of his life. He spends his days writing columns from his room at a local hospice and reminiscing with friends from all stages of his storied life who visit daily. "It's a great...
  • The End. Or Maybe Not.

    03/16/2006 8:53:40 PM PST · by tbird5 · 28 replies · 950+ views
    washingtonpost. ^ | March 14, 2006 | Art Buchwald
    Ordinarily, people don't talk about death. Yet it's very much a part of our lives. I'm in a hospice and seem to have a lot of time to talk about it. My friends and I discuss what death is and where we're supposed to go after it happens. People constantly ask me if there is an afterlife. It's a good chance for me to philosophize. I tell them, "If I knew I would tell you." This does not mean that everyone knows more than I do on the subject, including priests (Christian and Hindu), rabbis and imams. I haven't made...
  • Weekend Show *Preview* for 3/11 - 3/12 (not the live thread)

    03/10/2006 6:10:00 PM PST · by Phsstpok · 129 replies · 1,636+ views
    Network and Cable News Networks | 3/10/06 | Network and Cable News
    Saturday ShowsCNBC'S TIM RUSSERT SHOW Meme: George Bush never really wanted to capture Osama and was really intent on going to war with Iraq all the time Topics: Former CIA agent Gary Berntsen, author of “Jawbreaker”  tells the riveting tale of how Osama bin Laden escaped at Tora Bora. Guests Former CIA agent Gary Berntsen, author of “Jawbreaker” The program airs on CNBC Saturday nights at 7 & 10 p.m. ET Journal Editorial Report (Paul Gigot) - FNC show page Meme: Is George W. Bush in control?Why is he doing inexplicable things? Topics: "Could scores of sealed documents reveal Saddam...
  • The Final Days of Art Buchwald: A Visit - Columnist Art Buchwald 'near death'...

    03/03/2006 10:56:07 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 30 replies · 1,403+ views
    Editor & Publisher ^ | 3/3/06 | Suzette Martinez Standring
    MILTON, Mass. Renowned columnist Art Buchwald has refused dialysis, and it's only a matter of time, maybe a short time, before he dies. For a man awaiting The Reaper, he's in unusually fine fettle. I spent two days by his side to find Buchwald doesn't see himself as courageous, nor does he feel shored up by supernatural spiritual strength. To fade away naturally is the decision he made when faced with the alternative of being hooked up to a dialysis machine three times a week, for five hours at a stretch for the rest of his life. He said, "I...
  • Americans steadfast in anger at Americans

    06/11/2005 5:20:34 PM PDT · by rface · 122 replies · 2,243+ views
    The Sun News (Myrtle Beach) ^ | Sat, Jun. 11, 2005 | ART BUCHWALD
    Milton continued, "Commentators like Bill O'Reilly and Rush Limbaugh told Americans to hate the liberals. It was a sure-fire way of getting ratings." "I hate O'Reilly and Rush Limbaugh," I said, "because they hate me." Milton said, "Why does everyone write about how much the world hates America, and no one writes about why Americans hate each other?" "I was thinking about it," I said. "Why do you think they do?" "I can't blame it all on President Bush, but the hate factor in the country was raised to a new high when he said it was politically correct to...
  • Explaining Thanksgiving to the French

    11/27/2002 6:12:58 AM PST · by LonePalm · 17 replies · 1,579+ views
    The Los Angeles Times | November 28 1996 | Art Buchwald
    A la Recherche du Temps Perdue By Art Buchwald Thursday, November 28 1996 The Los Angeles Times [ In 1953, during my tour of duty with the French Foreign Legion in the Sahara, my tough sergeant from Marseilles said to me, "Why do all the American recruits refuse to eat anything but turkey on this day?" I told him I was sorry but my lips were sealed. He then poured honey on my head so the ants would get me. That's when I broke down and talked.] One of the most important holidays is Thanksgiving Day, known in France as...
  • La Jour de Merci Donnant

    11/26/2002 3:16:44 PM PST · by Junior · 3 replies · 200+ views
    Everyday Life: Holidays ^ | 1953 | Art Buchwald
    One of the most important holidays is Thanksgiving Day, known in France as le Jour de Merci Donnant. Le Jour de Merci Donnant was first started by a group of pilgrims (Pelerins) who fled from l'Angleterre before the McCarran Act to found a colony in the New World (le Nouveau Monde), where they could shoot Indians (les Peaux-Rouges) and eat turkey (dinde) to their hearts' content. They landed at a place called Plymouth (now a famous voiture Americaine) in a wooden sailing ship named the Mayflower, or Fleur de Mai, in 1620. But while the Pelerins were killing the dindes,...