Keyword: funeral

Brevity: Headers | « Text »
  • Bush Funeral Illustrates Usefulness of Liberal Republicans to the Left

    12/07/2018 2:10:26 PM PST · by detective · 7 replies
    The New American ^ | 07 December 2018 | Steve Byas
    Writing in Political World for Yahoo News, liberal writer Matt Bai began his weekly column, supposedly about the death and funeral of the late President George H.W. Bush, talking about the Trump presidency. As he put it, “In this moment, of course, Bush’s death became another opportunity for us all to reflect on … Trump.” For those on the Left, almost any event of any significance is “another opportunity” to trash Trump. Bai's “reflection” is blunt: “Trump, alone among any presidents I can recall, exhibits no obvious sign of underlying goodness.” Bai’s use of the Bush funeral as a way...
  • Fake Praise for GHWB: Where Were Media When He Needed Them?

    12/06/2018 3:34:41 PM PST · by Kaslin · 25 replies ^ | December 6, 2018 | Larry Elder
    As with the passing of former President Ronald Reagan, the media are in full praise mode following the death of former President George Herbert Walker Bush. Where were they when the one-term President needed them? In Reagan's case, even his haters grudgingly acknowledged the overall success of his presidency. As for Bush 41, the media's praise of Bush's "grace" and "class" serves to indirectly to attack President Donald Trump by showing the contrast between the two Republicans' styles and characters. But what did much of the liberal media think and say about Bush at the time? When Bush announced his...
  • Classy Bush Funeral Reminds Us of Just How Awful the McCain Family Is

    12/06/2018 12:38:56 PM PST · by LavaDog · 26 replies ^ | 12/06/2018 | John Nolte
    Whatever you might think of the Bush dynasty’s legacy, no one can ever accuse the family of not showing class and decency. And their sterling example of this, while saying goodbye to their beloved patriarch, has also served as an important reminder of just how awful the McCain family is.
  • Live: President George H.W. Bush State Funeral Service

    12/05/2018 8:17:16 AM PST · by conservative98 · 292 replies
    CSPAN ^ | December 5, 2018
    DECEMBER 5, 2018 President George H.W. Bush State Funeral Service A National Day of Mourning includes a state funeral service for former President George H.W. Bush at the Washington National Cathedral. Watch live
  • Trump will not be speaking at funeral for George H.W. Bush

    12/03/2018 10:54:38 AM PST · by conservative98 · 79 replies
    NY Post ^ | December 3, 2018 | 1:26pm | Nikki Schwab
    WASHINGTON – President Trump will not be speaking at the funeral for the late President George H.W. Bush, it was reported Monday. Instead, the Bush family has lined up four people to say eulogies to President George H.W. Bush — including his son, George W. Bush. The other eulogists include former Canadian Prime Minister Brian Mulroney, former Sen. Alan Simpson (R-Wy.) and presidential historian Jon Meacham, who also eulogized first lady Barbara Bush.
  • Hundreds brave the cold to honor Vietnam veteran who died with few known family members

    11/28/2018 10:57:53 AM PST · by NEMDF · 6 replies
    Omaha World Herald ^ | November 28, 2018 | Chris Peters
    Hundreds of people stood in the chilly air of Omaha National Cemetery on Tuesday to honor a Vietnam veteran who died seemingly alone. A line of cars stretched from the cemetery along Highway 50 to Interstate 80 at 2 p.m. Tuesday, the scheduled start time for the interment. People in military fatigues, Vietnam veteran jackets and civilian attire packed the hillside, waiting in near silence to honor a 73-year-old veteran they did not know.
  • "From the Church Militant to the Church Triumphant" (Funeral sermon on 2 Timothy 4 and Revelation 7)

    11/25/2018 6:28:53 PM PST · by Charles Henrickson · 2 replies ^ | November 25, 2018 | The Rev. Charles Henrickson
    “From the Church Militant to the Church Triumphant” (2 Timothy 4:6-8, 18; Revelation 7:2-17) Today we remember our dear brother, Bill McBride. Some of you called him “Bucky.” I always called him “Bill.” Or maybe you called him “Dad” or “Grandpa,” because he was that, too. You could also call him “Soldier,” because he was proud of that part of his life, as well. As you’ve seen in the obituaries, Bill McBride proudly served his country in the U.S. Army: 37th Field Artillery Unit, Second Indianhead Division, during the Korean War. Good work, soldier! And for decades after Korea, Bill...
  • Remains of 63 Fetuses and Infants Found at Second Detroit Funeral Home

    10/20/2018 1:42:45 PM PDT · by Libloather · 17 replies
    NY Times ^ | 10/20/18 | Jacey Fortin
    The remains of 63 infants or fetuses were found at a funeral home in Detroit on Friday, the Detroit Police Department said. The discovery came amid an expanding investigation, one week after authorities found the decomposed remains of 11 infants or fetuses at another — apparently unrelated — funeral home in Detroit. The discoveries have raised concerns about the handling and disposal of human remains by the city’s funeral homes, especially in cases of stillbirth. On Friday, the Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs found “heinous conditions and negligent conduct” at the Perry Funeral Home. State authorities said on...
  • MORE Bodies Found in Detroit Cantrell Funeral Home, families Suing!!! In&Out UPDATE

    10/18/2018 4:03:33 PM PDT · by Morgana · 11 replies
    TheSoto YaDig ^ | October 18, 2018 | DJ Just Jay
    MORE Bodies Found in Detroit Cantrell Funeral Home, families Suing!!! In&Out UPDATE livestream
  • Bodies of 11 infants found in ceiling of closed funeral home (Detroit)

    10/16/2018 3:47:30 AM PDT · by Libloather · 6 replies
    See BS ^ | 10/13/18
    <p>The bodies of 11 babies were discovered Friday in a Detroit funeral home that was shut down six months ago. Police made the gruesome discovery at the Cantrell Funeral Home after they received an anonymous tip.</p> <p>Police said eight or nine bodies were found in a cardboard box and the others in one or more caskets, all hidden in a ceiling. Police ordered a search of the building to ensure there are no additional bodies inside.</p>
  • "A Citizenship Even Bigger than Texas" (Funeral sermon on Hebrews 11; John 14; Philippians 3)

    10/13/2018 7:01:46 AM PDT · by Charles Henrickson · 3 replies ^ | October 13, 2018 | The Rev. Charles Henrickson
    “A Citizenship Even Bigger than Texas” (Hebrews 11:13-16; John 14:1-6; Philippians 3:20-21) His name was “Emerick,” but everybody called him “Tex.” That was our brother Emerick “Tex” Labus. He went by “Tex” for as long as I’ve known him, and that’s been over ten years. Even though he lived here in Missouri for I don’t know how long, people still called him Tex. I guess you can take the boy out of Texas, but you can’t take the Texas out of the boy. I’ve observed over the years that people from Texas are very proud of being from Texas. And...
  • Feel-Good Video Of The Day

    09/05/2018 8:22:36 AM PDT · by Steely Tom · 5 replies
    YouTube ^ | 31 August 2018 | Patricia Dickson
    Partial transcript, lightly edited for brevity: The reason that Al Sharpton, and Maxine Waters, and all of them, have used this funeral to race-bait, is that the Democrats are in a bad situation right now. You've got to realize, they have had complete control of Black People for over 50 years. They have been able to get 90-95% of the Black vote for fifty years. And have given nothing in return, and they didn't have to. Then here comes Donald Trump, just being Donald Trump. All these people have known Donald Trump for years, they've all known who he is,...
  • A funeral for a world that never was

    09/04/2018 10:10:47 AM PDT · by Romans Nine · 17 replies
    Asia Times ^ | 9-3-18 | Spengler
    Funeral services are not for the benefit of the defunct, who is beyond our praise or condemnation, but for the living, who know before long that they will follow the honored dead into a cold grave. Senator John McCain’s funeral was the most ostentatious that Washington has accorded except for a president, and much grander than the 2006 funeral of Gerald Ford, for example. The American Establishment took the opportunity to mourn a world that it imagined but never inhabited.
  • A funeral for a world that never was: Senator John McCain’s grand funeral was also a [tr]

    09/04/2018 6:06:49 AM PDT · by C19fan · 34 replies
    Asia Times ^ | September 3, 2018 | Spengler aka David Goldman
    Funeral services are not for the benefit of the defunct, who is beyond our praise or condemnation, but for the living, who know before long that they will follow the honored dead into a cold grave. Senator John McCain’s funeral was the most ostentatious that Washington has accorded except for a president, and much grander than the 2006 funeral of Gerald Ford, for example. The American Establishment took the opportunity to mourn a world that it imagined but never inhabited.
  • AP Exclusive: Franklin’s family says eulogy was offensive

    09/04/2018 3:22:46 AM PDT · by SkyPilot · 53 replies
    AP ^ | 4 Sep 18 | DAVID BAUDER
    The late Aretha Franklin’s family said Monday that it found an Atlanta pastor’s eulogy delivered at the Queen of Soul’s funeral last week to be offensive and distasteful. The eulogist, the Rev. Jasper Williams Jr., was criticized for a political address that described children being in a home without a father as “abortion after birth” and said black lives do not matter unless blacks stop killing each other. Franklin’s funeral was on Friday. “He spoke for 50 minutes and at no time did he properly eulogize her,” said Vaughn Franklin, the late singer’s nephew, who said he was delivering...
  • Vanity: Obama, GW Bush & Meghan McCain, Low Lifes that have gone too LOW!!!

    09/03/2018 12:25:10 PM PDT · by JLAGRAYFOX · 39 replies
    POTUS, Donald J. Trump approved all the Federal Funds, Military Funds, use of aircraft for transportation & Federal Government properties, etc., and the thanks he gets from the McCain "no class" family, ex-POTUS, Barack Hussein Obama and Ex-POTUS, GW Bush is not thanks but unrestrained scorn and hate. These people, Obama, Bush and Meghan McCain are the lowest of the low life, filled with hate, envy, jealousy, little dignity nor, any loyalty. If POTUS, Trump had not approved and ordered the actions he did, the John McCain funeral would have been, not noteworthy at all. Go figure. The goods news...
  • Now We Know: 'The Resistance' Is The Establishment

    09/03/2018 4:41:21 AM PDT · by relictele · 19 replies
    Spiked Online ^ | 03 Sep 2018 | Brendan O'Neill
    So now we know what ‘the resistance’ really is. It’s the establishment. It’s the old political order. It’s that late 20th-century political set, those out-of-touch managerial elites, who still cannot believe the electorate rejected them. That is the take-home message of the bizarre political spectacle that was the burial of John McCain, where this neocon in life has been transformed into a resistance leader in death: that while the anti-Trump movement might doll itself up as rebellious, and even borrow its name from those who resisted fascism in Europe in the mid 20th-century, in truth it is primarily about restoring...
  • The Other Mrs. McCain

    09/02/2018 12:34:15 PM PDT · by dustoff339 · 130 replies
    2 Sep 2018 | Dustoff339
    Fellow Freepers, In all of the hoopla and bs surrounding the "final farewell" for McCain, one person seems to be significantly absent in it all. That person in the original Mrs. John S. McCain: Carol McCain. For those who do not know, she was married to McCain when he was shot down over Vietnam. Prior to his deployment, Carol McCain was, by all accounts, quite a beauty. She was a 5' 7" tall, a successful swimsuit model, and the mother of three children (one by McCain, and two by an earlier marriage that McCain adopted). While McCain was a POW,...
  • The Latest: McCain returns to DC ahead of Capitol ceremony (note airplane info)

    09/02/2018 3:12:30 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 68 replies
    Fox News (from AP) ^ | 8/30/18 | none stated
    12:10 p.m. Sen. John McCain's family has gathered on a tarmac as military members took his flag-draped casket from a hearse to a plane that will take him from Arizona to Washington, D.C. An Air Force plane that says "United States of America" will carry McCain and his family to the nation's capital Thursday. It follows a memorial service in Phoenix attended by 3,500 people where former Vice President Joe Biden spoke. There will be a public viewing Friday at the U.S. Capitol and a service Saturday at Washington National Cathedral. He will be buried Sunday at the U.S. Naval...
  • John McCain’s Funeral Was a Council of War—Just as He Meant It to Be

    09/01/2018 5:54:27 PM PDT · by ResistorSister · 112 replies
    Esquire ^ | September 1, 2018 | Charles P Pierce
    ...We thought they could withstand anything, even a renegade president* in the pocket of a distant authoritarian goon. We let the customs, manners, norms and institutions weaken through neglect and now we are in open conflict with an elected president and, make no mistake about it, John McCain's funeral was a council of war, and it was a council of war because that's what John McCain meant it to be...Even at the end, John McCain knew what he was doing and he was a fearsome opponent. He wanted a pageant of everything this administration* has trashed and put up for...