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  • A Eulogy for John J. McLaughlin

    08/22/2016 12:16:26 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 24 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 22, 2016 | Pat Buchanan
    Issue one! To understand John McLaughlin, it was helpful to have been a 13-year-old entering an all-boys Jesuit school in the 1950s. For when John yelled "Wronnng" at me from his center chair of "The McLaughlin Group," it hit with the same familiar finality I had heard, many times, from Jesuits at the front of the class at Gonzaga. In that era, John was himself a Jesuit teacher at Fairfield Prep, where the black cape he wore and his authoritarian aspect had earned him from his students the nickname -- Father God. In 1970, Fr. John heard another calling, and,...
  • Fr. Scalia’s Prayer one for Us All

    02/23/2016 8:29:01 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 3 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 02/23/16 | Judi McLeod
    In the midst of tears and feelings of inconsolable loss, the son of Justice Scalia dispersed prayer in the air which will remain in memory for all time. And no tasteless little jester’s joke could ever take its place Barack Obama’s joke that there was a lot to get done during his final days in office, including “appointing judges” will be only as lasting as were the ‘governor’ guffaws ‘at yesterday’s National Governors Association gathering. “Some of you may be in the final year of your term, working as hard as you can to get as much done as possible...
  • Fr. Paul Scalia Delivers Homily of Hope at the Funeral Mass of Justice Scalia

    02/23/2016 6:57:38 AM PST · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 23, 2016 | Paul Dykewicz
    WASHINGTON—Possibly the biggest tribute to late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, 79, during his funeral Mass Saturday, Feb. 19, may have come during the homily offered by his son, Fr. Paul Scalia, who preached about the blessings his father received during his life and the salvation that faith in Jesus Christ offers flawed people such as his dad. Every funeral is a reminder of the thin "veil" that is between this world and the next one, between this time and "eternity," and between the "opportunity for conversion" and the moment of judgment, Fr. Scalia told the attendees at the Basilica...
  • Watch Obama suddenly break out into song while delivering a moving eulogy

    06/26/2015 1:47:52 PM PDT · by Nachum · 84 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 6/26/15 | Colin Campbell
    President Barack Obama abruptly started singing "Amazing Grace" as he spoke at a Friday eulogy. The president spoke at the funeral for South Carolina State Sen. Clementa Pinckney (D), who was one of nine people shot last week at a historic black church in Charleston. The crowd was initially taken aback by Obamas song, but soon joined in. Watch below: (Tweet/Video)
  • If Tomorrow Starts Without Me

    04/17/2014 12:34:57 PM PDT · by Tanniker Smith · 8 replies
    My cousin Patricia read the following poem at her mother's funeral yesterday. (That would be my Aunt Pat.) There wasn't a dry eye in the place. And if that didn't get you, then her sister Debbie, in her eulogy, remembering those who have left us since last August did: my Mom, their sister Barbara, my niece Lisa and most recently, our cousin Mary Ann. Attrib. David M. Romano, 1993 If Tomorrow Starts Without Me If tomorrow starts without me, and Im not here to see, If the sun should rise and find your eyes all filled with tears for me;...
  • A Proper Eulogy for BCS: Controversial System Did Work in Many Ways

    12/03/2013 11:42:50 AM PST · by Servant of the Cross · 47 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 12/3/2013 | C. Edmund Wright
    Before you throw rocks at your screen, let me stipulate that I am NOT making the case for keeping the BCS system. I am excited to see the beginning of the next era in football championships, which begins next season. However, as we prepare to pull the plug on what will no doubt be referred to in years hence as "the BCS era" in major college football, it is high time to finally give the BCS its due. By that, I mean it's about time to compare the BCS to what it replaced, instead of the system replacing it, let...
  • Catholic Word of the Day: PANEGYRIC, 10-02-12

    10/02/2012 7:45:02 AM PDT · by Salvation · 1 replies
    CatholicReference.net ^ | 10-02-12 | Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary
    Featured Term (selected at random):PANEGYRIC An elaborate public praise given of some person or event, a formal eulogy. The most famous Christian panegyrics were those of the Fathers of the Church, e.g., St. John Chrysostom preaching on Sts. Lucian and Romanus in A.D. 387. (Etym. Greek pan_gyrikos, for a public festival.) All items in this dictionary are from Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary, Eternal Life. Used with permission.
  • Orson Scott Card: Thoughts on Ray Bradbury

    06/08/2012 6:42:18 PM PDT · by neverdem · 28 replies
    National Review Online ^ | June 7, 2012 | Orson Scott Card
    The year was 1969. I was 18 or so.I stood in front of the small science-fiction section of the Brigham Young University bookstore, taking I Sing the Body Electric from the shelf, hefting it, opening it, reading just a little, then putting it back.I had too much respect for books in general, and for this book in particular, even to imagine reading the whole thing without paying for it.But it was a hardcover. Not a discounted book-club edition — the real thing, at full price. And I was a college student, pretty close to broke. Buying this book would...
  • my best dog

    05/18/2012 11:26:20 PM PDT · by BIV · 14 replies
    May 19 2012 | BIV
    Hi Fred: Boss is getting worse by the hour. I am up late (2 am) trying to tend to him, but it's hopeless. I have given up trying to clean up the blood. That exercise will wait. I do not think he is suffering (i.e., in bad pain) yet, but that, I fear, is only a few days away. I will not permit him to suffer. Right now, he is choking, but just a little, on blood, but that will get worse. In animals things metastasize more quickly than in humans. His medication only treats the symptoms, and does a...
  • Obama to deliver miners' eulogy

    04/19/2010 7:42:20 PM PDT · by Typical_Whitey · 93 replies · 2,435+ views
    Pittsburgh Post Gazette ^ | 4/19/10 | Daniel Malloy
    WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama will deliver the eulogy Sunday for the 29 miners who died in a coal mine explosion earlier this month. The service, announced today by West Virginia Gov. Joe Manchin, will be held in Beckley, W.Va., and will include prayers, musical performances, tributes to the miners, and remarks from Mr. Manchin and other dignitaries. Vice President Joe Biden will join the president to participate in the service, according to a White House news release issued today. The service will be held at the Beckley-Raleigh County Convention Center, at 200 Armory Drive in Beckley, at 3:30 p.m....
  • The Cruelty of Casual Canonizations (on modern day funeral eulogies)

    10/20/2009 3:40:16 PM PDT · by NYer · 18 replies · 506+ views
    CE ^ | October 20, 2009 | Trent Beattie
    In recent years it has become commonplace to turn funerals into casual canonizations. “Bob is in a better place,” we’re told, which, if taken literally, can only mean Heaven, as neither Hell nor Purgatory are better places than earth. Never mind the fact that Bob wasn‘t very generous with his time or money, drank too much, rarely read Catholic books or listened to Catholic radio, and in his retirement, watched baseball and football games most of the day, to the detriment of his marriage. He did, however, get to Mass every Sunday, prayed a few times during the week,...
  • President Obama to deliver eulogy at Kennedys funeral

    08/26/2009 6:10:48 PM PDT · by Joy in the Journey · 126 replies · 3,485+ views
    The Boston Globe ^ | 8/26/09 | Bryan Bender, Michael Paulson, Matt Viser, and Noah Bierman, Globe Staff
    President Barack Obama will deliver a eulogy at US Senator Edward M. Kennedy's funeral Mass on Saturday, a White House official has told the Globe. Kennedy's funeral will be held at a time yet to be determined Saturday morning at The Basilica of Our Lady of Perpetual Help in the Mission Hill section of Boston. Commonly known as the Mission Church, the 1,450-seat basilica on Tremont Street was built in the 1870s. Kennedy prayed there in 2003 while his daughter, Kara, was being treated for lung cancer.
  • Putting Bob Novak, Original Evil Conservative Badass, Into Perspective

    08/18/2009 9:31:40 PM PDT · by nysuperdoodle · 2 replies · 604+ views
    Evil Conservative Radio ^ | 18 Aug 09 | EC
    As most everyone has heard, Bob Novak, an original Evil Conservative, passed away today from brain cancer. Greg Gutfeld, of Fox's Redeye, wrote an excellent obituary memorializing a man whose common-sense conservatism and individuality made him a fixture in the political arena.
  • A Eulogy

    05/23/2009 4:43:48 PM PDT · by MTank50 · 1 replies · 270+ views
    Crosshairs - Opinions and Commentary ^ | 05-23-09 | Michale Tank
    In Memory Of Pearl Rose Tank http://crosshairs.archangelsandwitticism.com/2009/05/23/in-memory-of-pearl-rose-tank.aspx
  • Straight Down the Middle

    01/12/2009 8:55:49 AM PST · by bs9021 · 141+ views
    Campus Report | January 12, 2009 | Malcolm A. Kline
    Straight Down the Middle by: Malcolm A. Kline, January 12, 2009 Accuracy in Academia lost a great friend with the passing of Troy University journalism professor Chris Warden, the author of AIAs forthcoming textbook Voodoo Anyone? How to Understand Economics Without Really Trying. He passed away on January 4, due to complications from hip surgery. The loss to his expansive coterie of close friends on both coasts and throughout the South is even more incalculable, your servant among them. I last spoke to Chris the day before Thanksgiving when, as usual, he was in good spiritsupbeat and funny as everwith...
  • Winston Churchill's speeches, Part 9: "Neville Chamberlain"

    05/31/2008 9:19:53 AM PDT · by connell · 6 replies · 985+ views
    We haven't had an installment of our ongoing series presenting Churchill's speeches in a long time. We now return the series with Part 9: Churchill's eulogy for Neville Chamberlain in the House of Commons. It is so exemplar of Churchill's ability to use the English language. Never does he sacrifice one inch of his beliefs regarding the differences between these two British leaders, and yet he praises Chamberlain so highly and kindly nonetheless. So honorable, and truly amazing.There are lessons here. Moral lessons, about how we should retain our humanity in spite of political differences. Political lessons, as shown in...
  • Ric Williamson remembered at Weatherford High School

    01/04/2008 3:05:51 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 5 replies · 187+ views
    Weatherford Democrat ^ | January 3, 2008 | Galen Scott
    At the front of a quiet, dimly-lit auditorium inside Weatherford High School Thursday, Gov. Rick Perry and other friends eulogized the late Ric Williamson. Perry borrowed a quote from author Jonathan Swift to describe Williamson, who, as chairman of the Texas Transportation Commission, was often at the center of controversy. “When a genius comes into the word, you will know him by this sign: that the dunces are all in confederacy against him,” Perry recited. “Jonathan Swift didn’t know Ric Williamson, but he pegged him.” Williamson, 55, was pronounced dead on Sunday after suffering an apparent heart attack while at...
  • What I Owe Dr. D. James Kennedy (19302007)

    09/06/2007 11:26:16 AM PDT · by topcat54 · 8 replies · 310+ views
    American Vision ^ | 9/6/2007 | Gary DeMar
    In December 1972 I entered a smoke-filled, beer and whiskey smelling bar in Oakland called the “Wooden Keg,” a college enclave set in the middle of the campus of the University of Pittsburgh. My once promising athletic career had come to a screeching halt. I was an aimless young man with a dim future. In the cluster of the crowd, a familiar voice called out to me. While the voice was familiar, the bearded face was not. David introduced himself, and fifteen years of history came rushing in. We had gone to elementary school together, were in the same Boy...
  • Does anyon know where I can find the text of Donald Rumsfelds' eulogy at Ford's funeral (1-3-07)?

    01/05/2007 6:06:04 PM PST · by ConservativeStLouisGuy · 15 replies · 576+ views
    (none) | (none) | (none)
    I have looked high and low, and have not been able to come up with the eulogy....have heard good things about it on Rush, Hannity, Bennett and Ingraham...
  • President Bush's Remarks In Eulogy To Former President Gerald R. Ford

    01/05/2007 5:32:25 PM PST · by ConservativeStLouisGuy · 268+ views
    White House Website ^ | 1-3-07 | President George W Bush
    THE PRESIDENT: Mrs. Ford, the Ford family; distinguished guests, including our Presidents and First Ladies; and our fellow citizens:We are here today to say goodbye to a great man. Gerald Ford was born and reared in the American heartland. He belonged to a generation that measured men by their honesty and their courage. He grew to manhood under the roof of a loving mother and father -- and when times were tough, he took part-time jobs to help them out. In President Ford, the world saw the best of America -- and America found a man whose character and...
  • Henry Kissinger - Pres. Gerald Ford Eulogy

    01/02/2007 1:09:38 PM PST · by STARWISE · 27 replies · 1,755+ views
    NYTimes ^ | 1-5-07
    According to an ancient tradition, God preserves humanity despite its many transgressions because at any one period there exist 10 just individuals who, without being aware of their role, redeem mankind. Gerald Ford was such a man. Propelled into the presidency by a sequence of unpredictable events, he had an impact so profound its rightly to be considered providential. Unassuming and without guile, Gerald Ford undertook to restore the confidence of Americans in their political institutions and purposes. Never having aspired to national office, he was not consumed by driving ambition. In his understated way, he did his duty as...
  • NO EULOGIES AT FUNERALS Part 1

    01/19/2006 8:10:33 AM PST · by franky · 19 replies · 633+ views
    http://www.bssky.org/?page=newsforward&name=bssky.org&article=1931 ^ | December 13, 2005 | Blessed Sacrament Church
    In 1989 the Vatican published the revised Order of Christian Funerals (OCF) for the United States. The long-standing prohibition of eulogies at Catholic funerals was again upheld and restated. "A brief homily based on the readings should always be given at the funeral liturgy, but never any kind of eulogy." [OCF # 141] In the revised General Instruction of the Roman Missal promulgated by John Paul II in year 2000 (GIRM 2000), this prohibition of eulogies was again restated: "At the Funeral Mass there should, as a rule, be a short homily, but never a eulogy of any kind." The...
  • Dungy eulogizes son as 'sweet young boy'

    12/28/2005 1:17:39 PM PST · by South Hawthorne · 43 replies · 1,837+ views
    NFL.com ^ | Dec. 28, 2005 | NFL.com wire reports
    Dungy eulogizes son as 'sweet young boy' NFL.com wire reports Tony Dungy statement to media LUTZ, Fla. (Dec. 27, 2005) -- Tony Dungy blinked back tears, straining to compose himself. "Parents, hug your kids every chance you get," he said. "Tell them you love them every chance you get, because you don't know when it's going to be the last time." The Indianapolis Colts coach buried his eldest son, James, lovingly recalling the 18-year-old who died in an apparent suicide last week as a "mama's boy" with a "compassionate heart." Someone who loved to smile and have fun. Dungy...
  • Eulogy for President Reagan (touching reading)

    09/06/2005 11:12:45 PM PDT · by alessandrofiaschi · 15 replies · 792+ views
    Margaret Thatcher Foundation ^ | Jun 11, 2004 (now: 2005) | Margaret Thatcher
    Themes: Leadership, Foreign policy (USA), Foreign policy (USSR and successor states), Conservatism, Autobiographical comments We have lost a great president, a great American, and a great man, and I have lost a dear friend. In his lifetime, Ronald Reagan was such a cheerful and invigorating presence that it was easy to forget what daunting historic tasks he set himself. He sought to mend Americas wounded spirit, to restore the strength of the free world, and to free the slaves of communism. These were causes hard to accomplish and heavy with risk, yet they were pursued with almost a lightness...
  • Eulogy to my father

    08/27/2005 11:43:35 AM PDT · by Kitten Festival · 1 replies · 586+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | August 27, 2005 | Clarice Feldman
    No one knows another's life. Certainly no child really knows all there is of a father's. But in broad strokes I will try to tell the things which I knew were meaningful to my father. He was born in a small village in Poland. I've seen the name spelled in a variety of ways, but phonetically spelled it was Ravitz. Once in an Isaac Bashevis Singer short story he related stopping there briefly in a train trip from Lublin to Russia. My father said it didn't even have wooden sidewalks or outdoor toilets. His father, Morris, was a master tailor....
  • A Woman Who Found a Way to Write

    07/26/2005 3:45:06 AM PDT · by thegreatbeast · 22 replies · 1,011+ views
    The New York Times (via Drudge) ^ | July 24, 2005 | Maureen Dowd
    MY mom always wanted to be a writer. In 1926, when she was 18, she applied for a job at The Washington Post. An editor there told her that the characters she'd meet as a reporter were far too shady for a nice young lady.
  • favorite funeral music question...(vanity)

    06/21/2005 10:40:17 AM PDT · by Rakkasan1 · 131 replies · 1,750+ views
    me ^ | 6-21-05 | Rakkasan1
    if you could pick a song or 2 to have played at your funeral, what would it be? list whatever- rock,country,contemporary, religous,etc.
  • A Rabbinic Eulogy For The Pope (Rabbi Daniel Lapin Lauds Pope John Paul II's Greatness Alert)

    04/05/2005 10:18:54 PM PDT · by goldstategop · 10 replies · 681+ views
    Worldnetdaily.com ^ | 04/06/05 | Rabbi Daniel Lapin
    What meaningful eulogy can a rabbi possibly add to the many heartfelt tributes being paid to the Holy Father, Pope John Paul II? Ancient Jewish wisdom advised that in this world a man is known by his father. Not only a man's last name, but much of his identity comes from his father. However, after the process of death transforms us to spirit, we look to our children and grandchildren for clues to our eternity. In the future world of the spirit, where all is light and truth, Judaism teaches that each of us will be known by the actions...
  • Dusty Rhodes, A Death in the Family

    01/28/2005 6:39:57 PM PST · by Congressman Billybob · 45 replies · 4,935+ views
    Special to FreeRepublic ^ | 28 January 2005 | John Armor (Congressman Billybob)
    With great sorrow, but also with great joy, I attended the funeral this week of Dusty Rhodes in Highlands, North Carolina. Dusty was born in Georgia, but was working in the coal fields of western Kentucky when World War II broke out. He went into the service, did his duty. After the war, his new skills earned him a job with the telephone company. One of his first assignments brought him to Highlands, to install the new rotary phone service. There were several young women who handled all the calls on this small, operator-driven system. Dustys efforts put them out...
  • Dhimmi Carter Can't Be Worthless Enough!

    11/11/2004 10:02:25 AM PST · by .cnI redruM · 2 replies · 126+ views
    Knight Of The Mind ^ | Thursday, November 11, 2004 | .cnI redruM
    Retirement should provide a hard-working and successful person an opportunity to rest. That individual should appreciate their leisure and realize that it's someone else's turn to carry the burdens and sweat under the limelight. Lacking anymore euphemistic ways to say this, I'll just unload. "Dhimmi Carter! shut your obnoxious pie-hole." Today Dhimmi Carter eulogized deceased killer, thug and malefactor of the worst description Yassir Arafat as follows: Former US President Jimmy Carter called Yasser Arafat a powerful human symbol and forceful advocate who united Palestinians in their pursuit of a homeland. Yasser Arafats death marks the end of an era...
  • Ronald Reagan, God and Jesus Christ

    06/23/2004 9:42:09 PM PDT · by kattracks · 14 replies · 451+ views
    townhall.com ^ | 6/24/04 | Larry Elder
    Ron Reagan, one of President Reagan's sons, in a recent television interview, insisted that his father only referred to God in "proper setting(s)," such as churches or "whatever": "The way he practiced his religion, the way I saw it, anyway, in terms of his presidency and his public life, was that he was unabashed about it in the proper setting, in a church or whatever. He would be quite open about his feelings. But he didn't use it in a way, I mean, it was a very personal thing to him, and it wasn't . . . a political chip...
  • Collection of Ronald Reagan Eulogies

    06/12/2004 11:14:50 AM PDT · by WinOne4TheGipper · 31 replies · 4,112+ views
    FR Threads | June 2004 | various
    <p>Here is a collection of the eulogies delivired by the various speakers.</p>
  • Text of eulogy by Baroness Margaret Thatcher

    06/13/2004 10:03:55 PM PDT · by John Lenin · 5 replies · 374+ views
    The Star-Ledger ^ | Saturday, June 12, 2004
    <p>We have lost a great president, a great American, and a great man. And I have lost a dear friend.</p> <p>In his lifetime Ronald Reagan was such a cheerful and invigorating presence that it was easy to forget what daunting historic tasks he set himself. He sought to mend America's wounded spirit, to restore the strength of the free world, and to free the slaves of communism. These were causes hard to accomplish and heavy with risk.</p>
  • Nancy Reagan Vetoes Clinton Eulogy

    06/13/2004 6:06:17 PM PDT · by dvan · 69 replies · 579+ views
    Newsmax (scroll down) ^ | 6/13/2004 | NA
    It was reported earlier this past week that former President Bill Clinton was furious that he had not been invited to speak at the Friday state funeral of former President Ronald Reagan. Clinton, so the story went, felt that the Reagan rites were being 'politicized' and he preferred the Nixon funeral 10 years ago in which both former Democratic and Republican presidents spoke. In fact, Newsmax.com's John LeBoutillier has learned, it indeed was Nancy Reagan's adamant wish that Bill Clinton not speak at her late husband's funeral. LeBoutillier, a former U.S. congressman with friends close to the Reagan White House...
  • The Great Liberator: Margaret Thatcher's eulogy for President Reagan

    06/12/2004 9:48:49 AM PDT · by quidnunc · 12 replies · 771+ views
    The Weekly Standard ^ | June 21, 2004 | Margaret Thatcher
    We have lost a great president, a great American, and a great man. And I have lost a dear friend. In his lifetime Ronald Reagan was such a cheerful and invigorating presence that it was easy to forget what daunting historic tasks he set himself. He sought to mend America's wounded spirit, to restore the strength of the free world, and to free the slaves of communism. These were causes hard to accomplish and heavy with risk. Yet they were pursued with almost a lightness of spirit. For Ronald Reagan also embodied another great cause what Arnold Bennett once...
  • Clinton Nap Audio

    06/11/2004 7:51:53 PM PDT · by Chaffer · 26 replies · 243+ views
    Chaffer
    Talk about disrespectful... We've all had a chance to see the photos. Now hear the audio.
  • Text of Margaret Thatcher's Eulogy For President Ronald Reagan

    06/11/2004 4:06:02 PM PDT · by Happy2BMe · 28 replies · 2,918+ views
    We have lost a great president, a great American, and a great man. And I have lost a dear friend. In his lifetime Ronald Reagan ( - ) was such a cheerful and invigorating presence that it was easy to forget what daunting historic tasks he set himself. He sought to mend America's wounded spirit, to restore the strength of the free world, and to free the slaves of communism. These were causes hard to accomplish and heavy with risk. Yet they were pursued with almost a lightness of spirit. For Ronald Reagan also embodied another great cause - what...
  • Fred Barnes: The Gipper's Eulogies

    06/11/2004 11:58:52 AM PDT · by RWR8189 · 15 replies · 166+ views
    The Weekly Standard ^ | June 10, 2004 | Fred Barnes
    TOM BROKAW and Dan Rather believe too much media attention has been heaped on Ronald Reagan after his death at 93 last weekend. And it's true Reagan, a modest man with much to be proud of, might have been embarrassed by so many glowing testimonials about him. But he was a strong believer in focusing public attention on the dead and especially in eulogies. How do we know this? Reagan said so.In 1989, the year Reagan's presidency ended, he published a collection of his speeches entitled Speaking My Mind. Reagan personally selected the speeches and, interestingly, he left out all...
  • Reagan Won the Cold War by Turning Enemies Into Friends-Text of Baroness Margaret Thatcher's Eulogy

    06/11/2004 10:09:43 AM PDT · by kattracks · 46 replies · 1,181+ views
    AP via NewsMax.com ^ | 6/11/04 | Margaret Thatcher
    A text of Baroness Margaret Thatcher's eulogy at the funeral of former President Ronald Ronald: We have lost a great president, a great American, and a great man. And I have lost a dear friend. In his lifetime Ronald Reagan was such a cheerful and invigorating presence that it was easy to forget what daunting historic tasks he set himself. He sought to mend America's wounded spirit, to restore the strength of the free world, and to free the slaves of communism. These were causes hard to accomplish and heavy with risk. Yet they were pursued with almost a lightness...
  • Remarks By President Bush in Eulogy for Former President Ronald Wilson Reagan

    06/11/2004 10:57:45 AM PDT · by wmichgrad · 57 replies · 6,004+ views
    www.georgewbush.com ^ | June 11, 2004 | George W. Bush
    THE PRESIDENT: Mrs. Reagan, Patti, Michael, and Ron; members of the Reagan family; distinguished guests, including our Presidents and First Ladies; Reverend Danforth; fellow citizens: We lost Ronald Reagan only days ago, but we have missed him for a long time. We have missed his kindly presence, that reassuring voice, and the happy ending we had wished for him. It has been ten years since he said his own farewell; yet it is still very sad and hard to let him go. Ronald Reagan belongs to the ages now, but we preferred it when he belonged to us. In a...
  • Text of Rep. Hastert's remarks at Reagan's funeral

    06/10/2004 7:02:01 AM PDT · by Valin · 25 replies · 358+ views
    Mrs. Reagan, Mr. Vice President, members of Congress, distinguished guests: Ronald Reagan's long journey has finally drawn to a close. It is altogether fitting and proper that he has returned to this Capitol Rotunda, like another great son of Illinois, Abraham Lincoln, so the nation can say goodbye. This Capitol building is, for many, the greatest symbol of democracy and freedom in the world. It brings to mind the ``shining city on a hill'' of which President Reagan so often spoke. It is the right place to honor a man who so faithfully defended our freedom, and so successfully helped...
  • The Gipper's Eulogies

    06/10/2004 11:38:46 AM PDT · by gubamyster · 1 replies · 322+ views
    The Weekly Standard ^ | 06/10/2004 | Fred Barnes
    As people make speeches about Reagan, it's good to remember how much stock he put into the eulogies he gave. by Fred Barnes 06/10/2004 12:30:00 PM TOM BROKAW and Dan Rather believe too much media attention has been heaped on Ronald Reagan after his death at 93 last weekend. And it's true Reagan, a modest man with much to be proud of, might have been embarrassed by so many glowing testimonials about him. But he was a strong believer in focusing public attention on the dead and especially in eulogies. How do we know this? Reagan said so. In 1989,...
  • Vice President Cheney's Eulogy to Ronald Reagan 6/9/04

    06/10/2004 3:10:10 PM PDT · by eric_da_grate · 3 replies · 165+ views
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    Mrs. Reagan, members of the President's family, colleagues, distinguished guests, members of the diplomatic core...Fellow citizens.Knowing that this moment would come has not made it any easier to see the Honor Guard and the flag draped before us, that we begin America's farewell to President Ronald Reagan. He said goodbye to us in a letter that showed his great courage and love for America. Yet, for his friends and for his country, the parting comes only now....And in this national vigil of mourning, we show how much America loved this good man and how greatly we will miss him.A harsh...
  • RUSH: Someone who saw Bush's eulogy said make sure to have a box of Kleenex handy.

    06/10/2004 11:14:57 AM PDT · by 1Old Pro · 186 replies · 254+ views
    Rush Limbaugh show: 2:11 est
    Rush just said that someone who saw Bush's eulogy said it's a real tear jerker, a command performance.The networks are going to hate this.
  • Senator Ted Steven's Eulogy in Honor of President Ronald Reagan

    06/10/2004 10:42:21 AM PDT · by Diddle E. Squat · 50 replies · 763+ views
    MRS. REAGAN, PATTI, RON, MICHAEL, DISTINGUISHED GUESTS, MEMBERS OF THE REAGAN FAMILY, AND FRIENDS OF RONALD REAGAN IN AMERICA AND THROUGHOUT THE WORLD: TONIGHT, PRESIDENT RONALD REAGAN HAS RETURNED TO THE PEOPLES HOUSE TO BE HONORED BY MILLIONS OF AMERICANS WHO LOVED HIM. SINCE 1824, UNDER THIS ROTUNDA, OUR NATION HAS PAID FINAL TRIBUTE TO MANY DEDICATED PUBLIC SERVANTS. PRESIDENT ABRAHAM LINCOLN WAS THE FIRST PRESIDENT TO LIE IN STATE UNDER THIS CAPITOL DOME. IN THE COMING DAYS, THOUSANDS WILL COME TO THESE HALLOWED HALLS TO SAY GOOD-BYE TO ANOTHER SON OF ILLINOIS WHO, LIKE LINCOLN, APPEALED TO OUR BEST...
  • Bush to Deliver Eulogy at Reagan Service

    06/07/2004 9:59:10 AM PDT · by rface · 44 replies · 136+ views
    AP | June 07, 2004 at 9:36:49 PDT | AP
    SEA ISLAND, GA (AP) - President Bush will deliver the eulogy at funeral services for former President Ronald Reagan Friday at Washington's National Cathedral. White House press secretary Scott McClellan said Bush intends to return to Washington sometime Thursday after the conclusion of this year's Group of Eight economic summit. Vice President Dick Cheney will participate in a Reagan-related ceremony on Wednesday, McClellan said. On Wednesday, Reagan's casket will be brought from Andrews Air Force Base to the U.S. Capitol, where it will lay in state.
  • Courage and Honor. Remembering Pat Tillman.

    05/04/2004 12:15:02 PM PDT · by .cnI redruM · 10 replies · 178+ views
    NRO ^ | May 04, 2004, 2:12 p.m | John McCain
    EDITOR'S NOTE: Senator John McCain delivered this eulogy at the public memorial service in memorial service held in San Jose, California for Pat Tillman. Tillman gave up an NFL career to serve as an Army Ranger. He was killed in action on April 22 in Afghanistan. I never had the honor of meeting Pat Tillman, and I'm the poorer for it. By all accounts, he was quite a man, and it would have been a great privilege to have called him a friend. He is remembered as a good son, brother, and husband, a loyal friend, an excellent student, an...
  • Border patrol agent eulogized

    12/24/2003 4:48:45 PM PST · by JustPiper · 25 replies · 224+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 12-24-03 | Jerry Seper
    <p>A public memorial was held yesterday in Yuma, Ariz., for U.S. Border Patrol Agent James P. Epling, who died last week after rescuing an illegal Chinese national from the Colorado River and then attempting to capture other fleeing aliens.</p> <p>Mr. Epling's body was found by Border Patrol divers, who said the agent apparently had stumbled into a 27-foot hole in the river while chasing the other aliens and drowned in the swift moving water. He disappeared Dec. 16 and was located three days later.</p>
  • Edward Said: 1935 - 2003

    10/01/2003 7:12:04 AM PDT · by az4vlad · 1 replies · 256+ views
    IntellectualConservative.com ^ | September 30, 2003 | Professor Edward Alexander
    If enormous influence in the academic world is a reliable indicator of intellectual distinction, then Edward Said merited his reputation as one of America's intellectual eminences. He taught a whole generation of English professors to search for racism in writers (like Jane Austen) who did not think as the professors do. He induced a generation of Middle East scholars not only to believe that "since the time of Homer...every European, in what he could say about the Orient, was a racist, an imperialist" but to ridicule "speculations about the latest conspiracy to blow up buildings, sabotage commercial airliners and poison...
  • Surprise eulogy for Lee (Abolitionist gave unexpected speech about the general)

    08/19/2003 6:14:00 AM PDT · by stainlessbanner · 80 replies · 371+ views
    kypost ^ | 08-18-2003 | Jim Reis
    The death of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee on Oct. 12, 1870, prompted a host of public meetings and gatherings and an outpouring of feelings about a hero of the era. In Kentucky, one of the largest gatherings took place in Louisville where two speakers were chosen to give the main talks.One was an obvious selection: John Cabell Breckinridge, a former U.S. vice president and senator, fellow Confederate general and former Confederate Secretary of War.The other speaker, however, was not so obvious in the years immediately following the war when feelings still ran high.He had been a strong Union supporter...