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  • The media-hyped Impeach Donald Trump obits

    04/18/2017 9:09:15 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 8 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 04/18/17 | Judi McLeod
    Meanwhile, those among us who obsess for the Impeachment of Donald Trump insist on having the last word—even if it means using the obits of loved ones to push their not-so-magnificent obsessions You gotta’ dig deep down into the bag of spittle-flecked spite to use the obits of the dead to keep the burner under Trump hatred aflame. The dead don’t speak but their friends and relations , who blab, can fine tune their last words without fear of fact-checking or retribution.
  • Montana Standard (Newspaper) Declares U.S. Flag Dead

    05/28/2010 6:46:16 AM PDT · by Road Warrior ‘04 · 57 replies · 3,129+ views
    Montana Standard ^ | 5/28/10 | Bushbacker1
    The Montana Standard, Butte, Montana, has declared the U.S. Flag dead.
  • Lesley Blanch — obituary (There’ll always be an England)

    05/13/2007 8:17:58 AM PDT · by dighton · 14 replies · 708+ views
    Lesley Blanch, who died on Monday aged 102, was the author of The Wilder Shores of Love, an enduringly popular account of the romantic fulfilment that four 19th-century European women found in Arabia; but her most romanticised creation was Lesley Blanch herself.Like the writer Pierre Loti, another of her subjects with whom she identified, Lesley Blanch preferred fantasy to truth and rarely distinguished between the two. She was an escapist; life was simply more entertaining as a product of the imagination. She revelled in the air of deliberate mystery around her, which was thickened by her remarkable account of her...
  • Ex-Social Distortion bassist killed by truck

    01/24/2007 11:14:32 PM PST · by WestVirginiaRebel · 42 replies · 1,901+ views
    CNN ^ | 01-24-07 | WestVirginiaRebel
    PLACENTIA, California (AP)-Brent Liles, a former bassist for the 1980s punk rock group Social Distortion, was struck and killed by a truck while riding a bicycle, authorities said Wednesday. He was 43.
  • G. Roger Crowningshield, 87, Who Set Diamond Grading System, Dies

    11/21/2006 9:04:57 AM PST · by Silly · 23 replies · 572+ views
    The New York Times ^ | Nov. 16, 2006 | JEREMY PEARCE
    G. Roger Crowningshield, a gemologist who helped revolutionize methods for judging the quality of precious stones and for spotting fakes, died on Nov. 8 in Hightstown, N.J. He was 87. He lived on the Upper West Side of Manhattan. His death was confirmed by a spokesman from the Gemological Institute of America; Mr. Crowningshield had been a fixture in the institute’s Manhattan laboratory since 1949, introducing ever more exacting methods for defining the color, cut and clarity of gems.
  • The fine art of Obituary

    12/16/2005 12:57:38 PM PST · by aculeus · 17 replies · 598+ views
    Times Literary Supplement ^ | December 16, 2005 | by Keith Thomas
    Ian Brunskill, editor GREAT LIVES A century in obituaries 684pp. Times Books. £20. 0 00 720168 0 Neither a memorial address nor a full-scale biography, the obituary notice is an underrated literary genre. To narrate the life, evoke the personality and assess the historical significance of someone who died only a day or so previously is no trivial task. Obituarists have to work quickly. They should avoid causing unnecessary pain to the living, but they must also be candid. They have to hazard an instant judgement, while recognizing that it may be overturned by later revelations. If they make mistakes,...
  • Lady Mills (Mary Hayley Bell) -- obituary

    12/07/2005 2:33:16 PM PST · by dighton · 11 replies · 837+ views
    Lady Mills, the actress, playwright and novelist Mary Hayley Bell, who died on Thursday aged 94, wrote one of the West End’s most successful post-war plays, Duet for Two Hands, and a novel, Whistle Down the Wind, which was turned into a memorable film.Often drawn in her fiction to medical or psychological case histories, Mary Hayley Bell gave up a promising career as an actress in the early 1940s when she married John Mills. She became a dramatist on the ground that she could write where and when she chose to suit her family, whereas acting was bound to keep...
  • Don Adams has died (Get Smart)

    09/26/2005 11:12:18 AM PDT · by Borges · 266 replies · 10,631+ views
    Alt Obits | 9/25/05
    Don Adams, who gained worldwide fame and three Emmy Awards starring as Agent 86, Maxwell Smart, in the classic television comedy GET SMART, died at 8:02 p.m PDT, Sunday, September 25, 2005, at Cedars-Sinai Hospital in Beverly Hills. He was 82. Although he had been in failing health for more than two years due to bone lymphoma, his death resulted from a sudden lung infection for which he was hospitalized the previous day. Born Donald James Yarmy on April 13, 1923 [correct, despite frequently reported erroneous dates] in New York City to Irish-Hungarian parents, Adams hoped for an engineering career....
  • Replacing duty and honor with ‘South Park’

    05/13/2005 8:03:33 AM PDT · by manny613 · 14 replies · 703+ views
    I do while perusing the morning Internet is read the military obituaries in the British press, mainly The Daily Telegraph. Invariably, these write-ups mark the passing of a veteran of World War II in the kind of scope and detail, as critic James Bowman has noted, rarely found in an American paper. Sometimes, I feel compelled to save them in a file. Last summer, there was Wing Commander David Penman, 85, one of five Lancaster bombers pilots (out of 12 who started on the mission) to return in 1942 from a daring, low-flying, daylight raid on a German engine plant;...
  • Wing Commander Gerry McMahon (obituary)

    09/20/2001 8:27:40 PM PDT · by dighton · 6 replies · 209+ views
    WING COMMANDER GERRY McMAHON, who has died aged 81, was serving as a flying officer rear-gunner when his four-engine Short Stirling bomber was shot down inland from the Normandy beaches on D-Day; after being taken prisoner McMahon reversed the situation, capturing 62 German soldiers and marching them to the Allied lines. On the night of June 5 1944, McMahon's Canadian skipper, Flt Lt Gordon Thring, was briefed to drop paratroopers near a canal crossing, later famous as Pegasus bridge. He was then to return to RAF Fairford, take a troop-carrying glider in tow and release it in the invasion zone.Encountering ...
  • Isaac Stern dead at 81.

    09/22/2001 10:10:53 PM PDT · by SlickWillard · 44 replies · 886+ views
    Associated Press, via Yahoo, via Drudge ^ | Saturday September 22 10:02 PM ET | your friendly right-wing hate mongers at FreeRepublic
    Bach, Concerto Number One, in A, for Violin, BWV 1041 First Movement, Allegro Second Movement, Andante Third Movement, Allegro Assai     Bach, Concerto Number Two, in E, for Violin, BWV 1042 First Movement, Allegro Second Movement, Andante Third Movement, Allegro Assai Bach, Concerto in D for Two Violins, BWV 1043 (with Itzhak Perlman) First Movement, Vivace Second Movement, Largo Ma Non Tanto Third Movement, Allegro Beethoven, Concerto in D for Violin, Opus 61 First Movement, Allegro Ma Non Troppo Second Movement, Larghetto Third Movement, Rhondo Allegro Beethoven, Triple Concerto in C, for Violin, Cello, and Piano, Opus 56 (with ...
  • Brigadier 'Geordie' Andrews (obituary)

    09/26/2001 7:56:27 PM PDT · by dighton · 8 replies · 268+ views
    BRIGADIER "GEORDIE" ANDREWS, who has died aged 91, was awarded the Distinguished Service Order in 1944 having commanded 2nd Battalion, Seaforth Highlanders, from Normandy to the Reichswald. As part of the 152nd (Seaforth and Cameron) Brigade, itself part of the 51st (Highland) Division, the 2nd Battalion had landed in Normandy on D+1 (June 7), and had immediately been thrown into the battle to break out from the bridgehead. After taking part in the unsuccessful Operation Goodwood, the battalion was ordered to capture Tilly-la-Campagne as part of Operation Totalize, which finally achieved the breakout.It was a hard-fought battle against an enemy ...
  • Group Captain Charles Green (obituary)

    09/28/2001 6:40:34 PM PDT · by dighton · 15 replies · 506+ views
    GROUP CAPTAIN CHARLES GREEN, who has died aged 88, led a wing of rocket-firing Hawker Typhoon fighter-bombers which helped to destroy vital German armour in the Falaise Pocket in August 1944.Green played an important role in overcoming the Typhoon's teething problems in 1942. He later mastered low-level flying ("hedge-hopping") and took out tanks, transport and troop concentrations that were holding up the Allied advance from the Normandy beachheads into north-west Europe.Previously, Green had questioned the proposal to fit the Hawker Hurricane fighter with rockets, and won his argument that the Typhoon not only performed better but also had a superior ...
  • Ganju Lama: obituaries

    10/02/2001 7:31:02 PM PDT · by dighton · 3 replies · 654+ views
    Daily Telegraph ^ | 07/03/2000
    GANJU LAMA, who has died aged 75, was awarded a Victoria Cross in Burma for his action on June 12 1944 when B Company, 7th Gurkha Rifles, were checking a Japanese attack, supported by tanks, in the Imphal and Kohima area.Although the Japanese had failed in their attempt to break through the British lines and move on into India, they still had the resources to mount fierce attacks. On June 12 they had put down an intense artillery barrage on the Gurkha-held position north of the village of Ningthoukhong, knocking out several bunkers and causing heavy casualties.They followed this up ...
  • Gregory Hemingway (obituary)

    10/05/2001 6:58:56 AM PDT · by dighton · 20 replies · 653+ views
    GREGORY HEMINGWAY, who has died aged 69, was the youngest son of the writer Ernest Hemingway; a champion game shot as a boy, he later became estranged from his father, wrestled with his sexual identity and spent his last five days in the women's section of a prison in Miami. Gregory Hancock Hemingway was born at Kansas City on November 12 1931, the son of Ernest Hemingway and his second wife, Pauline Pfeiffer. Hemingway senior recalled his new son as being built like the Battling Siki, the West African fighter - all shoulders, long arms, big feet. "Very black hair. ...
  • Marian Holmes obituary

    10/09/2001 5:13:22 PM PDT · by dighton · 13 replies · 206+ views
    MARIAN HOLMES, who has died aged 80, was one of the small team of secretaries working for Winston Churchill during the Second World War; she kept a remarkably pithy and revealing diary at the time, and more recently gave her reminiscences to a number of radio and television programmes, including Churchill, made by his biographer Sir Martin Gilbert.In a letter to Gilbert in 1985, Marian Holmes recalled how Churchill required the highest standards and could be impatient if anything less were forthcoming. "But in all his moods - totally absorbed in the serious matter of the moment, agonised over some ...
  • Lieutenant Colonel Rupert Mayne -- obituary

    10/10/2001 5:45:57 PM PDT · by dighton · 3 replies · 244+ views
    LIEUTENANT COLONEL RUPERT MAYNE, who has died aged 91, enjoyed a colourful career during the Second World War with British Intelligence in India, a land which had attracted generations of his family before him.Maynes had been serving in India since the mid-18th century, and many had died there, as 16 military graves on the subcontinent bear witness. Among those to make an impression was Lt William Mayne, a 19th century cavalry officer who rode a handsome grey charger and was considered so lethal on the battlefield that he was known to the Pathans as "Death on the Pale Horse".In 1857, ...
  • Irina Bromley -- obituary

    10/11/2001 8:43:58 PM PDT · by dighton · 4 replies · 243+ views
    IRINA BROMLEY, who has died aged 85, was born in the last days of Tsarist Russia, heiress to vast estates in Estonia conferred on her forebears by Catherine the Great, and apparently destined for a life of aristocratic privilege; the turbulence of the 20th century and her own dauntless courage ensured a more interesting outcome.She was born Baroness Irene Isabella Margarete Paulina Caecilia von Meyendorff ex den hause Uxkull (she changed her first name to Irina when she later became a British citizen) on June 6 1916 at Reval (present day Talinn), the eldest child of Fyodor, her deeply conservative ...
  • Sir James Cable -- obituary

    10/12/2001 5:39:31 PM PDT · by dighton · 194+ views
    Daily Telegraph ^ | 10/13/2001
    SIR JAMES CABLE, who has died aged 80, was both a diplomat and one of the most influential naval strategic thinkers of the last half-century.His Gunboat Diplomacy, first published in 1971, rescued that term from its pejorative Victorian overtones and brought to public attention the continuing importance of naval power in what Cable called "Violent Peace".Until the end of the 19th century there had been very little theoretical study of seapower. It was largely left to naval officers to work out, on the basis of practical experience, how to apply force at sea in the pursuit of wider strategic goals.When ...
  • Lt-Col Roland 'Ronnie' Degg -- obituary

    10/19/2001 5:51:48 PM PDT · by dighton · 3 replies · 219+ views
    LIEUTENANT-COLONEL ROLAND "RONNIE" DEGG, who has died aged 92, was one of the outstanding battalion commanders of the Second World War; in 1944 he won a DSO while commanding the 1st Battalion, the South Staffordshire Regiment, on Chindit operations in Burma.Degg, who after school worked in the coal mines, had enlisted in the ranks during the General Strike. He went on to be commissioned in the field and to be appointed second-in-command of his battalion when it formed part of Brigadier Mike Calvert's 77th Brigade - one of five brigades in Special Force, which was committed to action behind Japanese ...