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Re: Obituaries for 2023
« Reply #525 on: June 05, 2023, 10:31:56 pm »
Damn shame he didn't live to be 120 so  he could suffer more.
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Re: Obituaries for 2023
« Reply #526 on: June 06, 2023, 04:46:58 pm »
Astrud Gilberto dies at 83.

The Brazilian jazz singer was best known for her 1963 rendition of "The Girl from Ipanema," recorded alongside her husband Joao and the Stan Getz orchestra.

https://www.thedailybeast.com/astrud-gilberto-the-girl-from-ipanema-bossa-nova-singer-dies-at-83


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Re: Obituaries for 2023
« Reply #527 on: June 06, 2023, 04:51:46 pm »
Astrud Gilberto dies at 83.

The Brazilian jazz singer was best known for her 1963 rendition of "The Girl from Ipanema," recorded alongside her husband Joao and the Stan Getz orchestra.

https://www.thedailybeast.com/astrud-gilberto-the-girl-from-ipanema-bossa-nova-singer-dies-at-83


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Re: Obituaries for 2023
« Reply #528 on: June 07, 2023, 03:49:02 pm »
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Re: Obituaries for 2023
« Reply #529 on: June 07, 2023, 10:12:29 pm »
For the Western New Yorker and expat ex-WNY'ers...

Commander Tom Jolls, internationally famous weatherman and space-themed cartoon show host, dies at 89.

https://www.lockportjournal.com/news/local_news/commander-tom-lives-on/article_1c40d457-119a-563b-bbaa-942992915414.html

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Re: Obituaries for 2023
« Reply #530 on: June 07, 2023, 10:26:02 pm »
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Oh wow...thanks for the info!   :beer:
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Re: Obituaries for 2023
« Reply #531 on: June 07, 2023, 10:45:53 pm »
Pro wrestler turned Twitter legend, The Iron Sheik, dies at 81.

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/wwe/article-12170267/WWE-legend-Iron-Sheik-dead-81-Family-pay-tribute-American-Iranian-icon.html

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Re: Obituaries for 2023
« Reply #532 on: June 08, 2023, 12:16:43 am »
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Oh wow...thanks for the info!   :beer:
I had the wrong link for Tom's passing. (That 2019 article has some fascinating background, though) Here's the correct one
https://buffalonews.com/news/local/tom-jolls-part-of-channel-7s-legendary-irv-rick-and-tom-broadcast-team-dies-at/article_54f63682-d5c1-11ea-86c0-235927cd4b34.html
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Re: Obituaries for 2023
« Reply #533 on: June 08, 2023, 12:23:43 pm »
Pat Robertson, broadcaster who helped make religion central to GOP politics, dies at 93


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VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — Pat Robertson, a religious broadcaster who turned a tiny Virginia station into the global Christian Broadcasting Network, tried a run for president and helped make religion central to Republican Party politics in America through his Christian Coalition, has died. He was 93.

Robertson’s death Thursday was announced by his broadcasting network. No cause was given.

Robertson’s enterprises also included Regent University, an evangelical Christian school in Virginia Beach; the American Center for Law and Justice, which defends the First Amendment rights of religious people; and Operation Blessing, an international humanitarian organization.





https://apnews.com/article/pat-robertson-dead-christian-broadcasting-700-club-91299d0953c014ca6860fe545cac793e
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Re: Obituaries for 2023
« Reply #534 on: June 08, 2023, 12:43:18 pm »
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Re: Obituaries for 2023
« Reply #535 on: June 08, 2023, 12:45:29 pm »
I'm pretty sure defending the First Amendment is for all people, AP.  *****rollingeyes*****

Yes, it is, but when it comes to devoting one's limited resources to defending constitutional rights, there is nothing inherently wrong with saying that one's focus is on defending a certain subset - e.g., as the First Amendment pertains to explicitly religious speech - and letting other organizations focus their efforts on other aspects.

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« Reply #536 on: June 08, 2023, 01:22:26 pm »
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Re: Obituaries for 2023
« Reply #537 on: June 08, 2023, 01:25:39 pm »
Didn't always agree with Pat, but I give him props for standing strong, speaking the truth, and fighting the evil. He was a good soldier in many ways.
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« Reply #538 on: June 08, 2023, 02:07:01 pm »
Didn't always agree with Pat, but I give him props for standing strong, speaking the truth, and fighting the evil. He was a good soldier in many ways.

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Re: Obituaries for 2023
« Reply #539 on: June 08, 2023, 03:39:38 pm »
For the Western New Yorker and expat ex-WNY'ers...

Commander Tom Jolls, internationally famous weatherman and space-themed cartoon show host, dies at 89.

https://www.lockportjournal.com/news/local_news/commander-tom-lives-on/article_1c40d457-119a-563b-bbaa-942992915414.html

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Re: Obituaries for 2023
« Reply #540 on: June 08, 2023, 09:00:15 pm »
Didn't always agree with Pat, but I give him props for standing strong, speaking the truth, and fighting the evil. He was a good soldier in many ways.
Yep. RIP.
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Re: Obituaries for 2023
« Reply #541 on: June 09, 2023, 08:23:40 pm »

Vanishing Point actor Barry Newman has died aged 92
https://news.yahoo.com/vanishing-point-actor-barry-newman-074819209.html
 
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Re: Obituaries for 2023
« Reply #542 on: June 09, 2023, 09:58:52 pm »
Didn't always agree with Pat, but I give him props for standing strong, speaking the truth, and fighting the evil. He was a good soldier in many ways.
I don't like to speak ill of the dead... but...

The Robertsons deserve a special place in Hell for grifting off the name of Christ. Every time you turn on The 700 Club, you can see some story about how some poor couple deep in debt sent their money to The 700 Club and God miraculously provided them with wealth! His son Gordon is even worse with it.

An old music colleague of mine from my high school days—a conservative, hardcore Calvinist now—shared a story about how he received a blessing he swore was for him as he watched The 700 Club. It wasn't. He wasn't miraculously healed, even though he thought he was for a couple of days. Now this guy thinks that God deliberately afflicts people to make them draw closer to Him, which is its own problematic teaching.

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Re: Obituaries for 2023
« Reply #543 on: June 10, 2023, 12:01:01 am »
I don't like to speak ill of the dead... but...

The Robertsons deserve a special place in Hell for grifting off the name of Christ. Every time you turn on The 700 Club, you can see some story about how some poor couple deep in debt sent their money to The 700 Club and God miraculously provided them with wealth! His son Gordon is even worse with it.

An old music colleague of mine from my high school days—a conservative, hardcore Calvinist now—shared a story about how he received a blessing he swore was for him as he watched The 700 Club. It wasn't. He wasn't miraculously healed, even though he thought he was for a couple of days. Now this guy thinks that God deliberately afflicts people to make them draw closer to Him, which is its own problematic teaching.

It is said, "by your fruits, you shall know them."

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Don't know  anything about the rest of his clan,but Pat was a pure grifter. I have a friend that lived maybe 30 miles from Pat's headquarters back in the 80's,and his mother had contributed a substantial,but unknown amount of money to TCBN over the years,and was a faithful Pat follower. One of her requests when  she died was that  he preach her funeral,and given that she had donated thousands (probably tens of thousands) of dollars over the decades,it didn't seem like much to ask.

She WAS a "true believer Church Lady",and  even worked in a private Christian school even though she and the rest of her family owned a LOT of farmland  and a couple of businesses. One was a successful antique auto restoration business ran by her husband and son,and they added a machine shop  to it so they could rebuild regular car engines,tractor engines,etc,etc,etc.

CBN responded with a note that said Pat gets 10 grand to preach a funeral,IF he can squeeze in the time.

This same guy had a cousin that worked at the post office in Va Beach that delivered the CNN mail,and he told me the cousin said that anytime Pat thought the donations were running a little short,he had the Postal investigators run a lie detector test on him to see if he was stealing any of the cash donations.

I understand he also had the cops run lie detector tests on his mail room employees.

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Re: Obituaries for 2023
« Reply #544 on: June 10, 2023, 05:02:42 pm »
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Re: Obituaries for 2023
« Reply #546 on: June 10, 2023, 05:11:15 pm »
Unabomber Ted Kaczynski found dead in prison cell

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Ted Kaczynski, the convict known as the Unabomber, was found dead in his prison cell Saturday morning, according to multiple reports. He was 81.

Kaczynski was previously held in a maximum security facility in Colorado but was transferred to a medical facility in North Carolina in December 2021 because of his declining health.

Kaczynski was a domestic terrorist convicted of killing three people and injuring 23 with 16 bombs between 1978 and 1995. He evaded capture for nearly two decades until his arrest in 1996.

This is a breaking story and will be updated.


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Re: Obituaries for 2023
« Reply #547 on: June 10, 2023, 05:19:26 pm »
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« Reply #548 on: June 10, 2023, 07:16:24 pm »
My heart is broken.  Not.
Yep, can't muster grief for him. Kind of like when Manson died.
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« Reply #549 on: June 10, 2023, 07:25:52 pm »
Well he now faces his maker.
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