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#1 Bact PhD

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Posted 02 January 2019 - 07:26 PM

Daryl “The Captain” Dragon, 76:

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Daryl Dragon, one half of popular '70s duo The Captain & Tennille, died Wednesday, according to his publicist Harlan Boll. He was 76.
Dragon, whose ever-present captain's hat left no doubt about which half of the duo he was, died of renal failure in Prescott, Arizona, Boll said.

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(About fame) Living for likes, shares and follows is a form of validation. The question is whether it is also the source of our self esteem. If it is, we’re screwed. And, culturally, it seems as if it’s become more and more our shared value. ... Meringue is no longer a sweet and pretty topping but the body itself. ~Charles Perez

"If a nation expects to be ignorant and free in a state of civilization, it expects what never was and never will be." --Thomas Jefferson to Charles Yancey, 1816. ME 14:384, via LFC, 12/1/2016

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Posted 02 January 2019 - 07:31 PM

And another figure from the entertainment world, Bob Einstein:

https://www.usatoday...ave/2465009002/

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Bob Einstein, a comedian, actor and two-time Emmy winner best known for his work on "Curb Your Enthusiasm," has died at 76, his representative confirmed to USA TODAY.

Einstein is probably best known to fans as Marty Funkhouser, creator and star Larry David's friend, on "Curb Your Enthusiasm."

Einstein is also well known for creating the satirical stuntman character Super Dave Osborne, bringing the character's comedic appeal to various variety shows and late night comedy shows from the 1970s to the present day.


Politics these days is show business. Elections are Dancing with the Stars with consequences. ~Rue Bella

(About fame) Living for likes, shares and follows is a form of validation. The question is whether it is also the source of our self esteem. If it is, we’re screwed. And, culturally, it seems as if it’s become more and more our shared value. ... Meringue is no longer a sweet and pretty topping but the body itself. ~Charles Perez

"If a nation expects to be ignorant and free in a state of civilization, it expects what never was and never will be." --Thomas Jefferson to Charles Yancey, 1816. ME 14:384, via LFC, 12/1/2016

Competent people go in one of a few directions. But incompetence is infinite. ~David Brooks, NY Times

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Posted 04 January 2019 - 05:28 PM

From the world of business, Herb Kelleher, 87, founder of Southwest Airlines.

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Herb Kelleher, the eccentric founder of Southwest Airlines who helped revolutionize low-cost air travel, died Thursday. He was 87.
The company announced his passing in a statement that described Kelleher as a "pioneer, a maverick, and an innovator." The cause of death was not disclosed.
"His vision revolutionized commercial aviation and democratized the skies," the company said. "Herb's passion, zest for life, and insatiable investment in relationships made lasting and immeasurable impressions on all who knew him and will forever be the bedrock and esprit de corps of Southwest Airlines."

Politics these days is show business. Elections are Dancing with the Stars with consequences. ~Rue Bella

(About fame) Living for likes, shares and follows is a form of validation. The question is whether it is also the source of our self esteem. If it is, we’re screwed. And, culturally, it seems as if it’s become more and more our shared value. ... Meringue is no longer a sweet and pretty topping but the body itself. ~Charles Perez

"If a nation expects to be ignorant and free in a state of civilization, it expects what never was and never will be." --Thomas Jefferson to Charles Yancey, 1816. ME 14:384, via LFC, 12/1/2016

Competent people go in one of a few directions. But incompetence is infinite. ~David Brooks, NY Times

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Posted 04 January 2019 - 06:32 PM

 Bact PhD, on 04 January 2019 - 05:28 PM, said:

From the world of business, Herb Kelleher, 87, founder of Southwest Airlines.
Mr. Wild Turkey. He was one of a kind. The business world needs more of his type. There are tons of great stories about Kelleher and his character that trickled down throughout the rank and file.
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Posted 06 January 2019 - 06:01 PM

My favorite stories about Herb Kelleher

2. ALL the Wild Turkey stories. It's nearly impossible to live in TX without hearing from somebody who remembers when he would actually board his own planes...Only after rolling small bottles of Wild Turkey down the aisle.

1. This one is part of TX "lore". SW and a competing airline (Stevens Air- who???) had the same slogan. A legal dispute, settled the old fashioned way. Herb challenged the much buffer CEO/to an arm wrestling contest, for the privilege. Herb lost. Slogan went to um, who cares?
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“A republic,” Franklin said, “if you can keep it.”


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Posted 06 January 2019 - 06:54 PM

Read the article very smart on everyone’s part.

Wasn’t there a “Dilly Dilly” usage problem solved by Budweiser by sending a fully armored knight to the offending micro brewery with a “royal proclamation” telling them to cease and desist ?
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If you've got public schools paid for by taxpayers, you're in a socialist nation. If you have public roads paid for by taxpayers, socialist nation. If you've got public defense (police, fire, military, coast guard) paid for by tax dollars, socialist nation. If you're in a nation that has nationalized or localized delivery of services that are not paid for by users alone, you're in a socialist nation- the only question is how socialist. As I see it, we pay the military pay to protect the shipping lanes for our fuel needs which makes us very socialist. In a capitalist nation, the people supplying the oil would pay for their own defense force.


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Posted 07 January 2019 - 10:34 AM

Yep, and the offending company took it quite well. Bud's response, alone, was worth far more in marketing value than anything most local breweries could afford.

My maternal grandmother was French and English. This article reminded me of the phrase "dilly dally" and taught me its origins. As in "I need you girls to go the store for me. Please don't dilly dally along- I need these thing"s. And then, of course, she would tell me to change out of shorts into a dress, as young ladies don't wear shorts "downtown".
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--- On September 17, 1787, as Benjamin Franklin was leaving the deliberations of the Constitutional Convention, at Independence Hall, in Philadelphia, a woman called out to him, saying, “Well, Doctor, what have we got, a republic or a monarchy?”
“A republic,” Franklin said, “if you can keep it.”


--- LFC, on Gorsuch ruling: "Awesome. A Christianist who swore an oath to uphold the laws of the nation and bore false witness when he did it"

--- "Write hard and clear about what hurts"
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Posted 07 January 2019 - 11:00 AM

View PostPractical Girl, on 07 January 2019 - 10:34 AM, said:

Yep, and the offending company took it quite well. Bud's response, alone, was worth far more in marketing value than anything most local breweries could afford.

My maternal grandmother was French and English. This article reminded me of the phrase "dilly dally" and taught me its origins. As in "I need you girls to go the store for me. Please don't dilly dally along- I need these thing"s. And then, of course, she would tell me to change out of shorts into a dress, as young ladies don't wear shorts "downtown".

See how easy that is ? In this case everybody won !!

There was one from a brewery in Oregon or Washington as a response to some big brewer about a "copyright" infringement. They made the (big bad) company look like a bunch of idiots and actually sent them a royalty payment of something like $ 2.00 for the keg.
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If you've got public schools paid for by taxpayers, you're in a socialist nation. If you have public roads paid for by taxpayers, socialist nation. If you've got public defense (police, fire, military, coast guard) paid for by tax dollars, socialist nation. If you're in a nation that has nationalized or localized delivery of services that are not paid for by users alone, you're in a socialist nation- the only question is how socialist. As I see it, we pay the military pay to protect the shipping lanes for our fuel needs which makes us very socialist. In a capitalist nation, the people supplying the oil would pay for their own defense force.


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Posted 15 January 2019 - 08:24 AM

Broadway icon Carol Channing, 97:

http://www.huffingto...4b0f71799286ba1

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Whether you knew her as Dolly, Lorelei, Muzzy or just Carol, Channing was a one-of-a-kind talent who captivated any audience. Her razor-sharp wit, gravelly voice and big, bright smile became the trademarks of a performer who originated some of Broadway’s most iconic roles throughout the ’40s, ’50s and ’60s. Channing continued to share her gifts on stage into her late 90s, enshrining her in a class of Broadway luminaries all her own.

Politics these days is show business. Elections are Dancing with the Stars with consequences. ~Rue Bella

(About fame) Living for likes, shares and follows is a form of validation. The question is whether it is also the source of our self esteem. If it is, we’re screwed. And, culturally, it seems as if it’s become more and more our shared value. ... Meringue is no longer a sweet and pretty topping but the body itself. ~Charles Perez

"If a nation expects to be ignorant and free in a state of civilization, it expects what never was and never will be." --Thomas Jefferson to Charles Yancey, 1816. ME 14:384, via LFC, 12/1/2016

Competent people go in one of a few directions. But incompetence is infinite. ~David Brooks, NY Times

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Posted 15 January 2019 - 10:02 AM

View PostBact PhD, on 15 January 2019 - 08:24 AM, said:

Broadway icon Carol Channing, 97:

http://www.huffingto...4b0f71799286ba1

Like Ethel Merman or George M. Cohan people like MS Channing epitomized Broadway. They were truly giants in their field.

Thanks for all the fun and laughter Ms Channing.
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If you've got public schools paid for by taxpayers, you're in a socialist nation. If you have public roads paid for by taxpayers, socialist nation. If you've got public defense (police, fire, military, coast guard) paid for by tax dollars, socialist nation. If you're in a nation that has nationalized or localized delivery of services that are not paid for by users alone, you're in a socialist nation- the only question is how socialist. As I see it, we pay the military pay to protect the shipping lanes for our fuel needs which makes us very socialist. In a capitalist nation, the people supplying the oil would pay for their own defense force.


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Posted 16 January 2019 - 07:50 PM

John Bogle, founder of Vanguard and creator of the first index fund offered to retail investors.
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Posted 16 January 2019 - 08:19 PM

View Postbaw1064, on 16 January 2019 - 07:50 PM, said:

John Bogle, founder of Vanguard and creator of the first index fund offered to retail investors.

He stands out as an honest broker in a field brimming with dirtbags.
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Posted 22 January 2019 - 12:14 AM

Jim Rodford
“One of the saddest lessons of history is this: If we've been bamboozled long enough, we tend to reject any evidence of the bamboozle. We’re no longer interested in finding out the truth. The bamboozle has captured us. It's simply too painful to acknowledge, even to ourselves, that we’ve been taken. Once you give a charlatan power over you, you almost never get it back.”

— Carl Sagan


Pray for Trump: Psalm 109:8

"Science is more than a body of knowledge; it is a way of thinking. I have a foreboding of an America in my children's or grandchildren's time - when the United States is a service and information economy; when nearly all the key manufacturing industries have slipped away to other countries; when awesome technological powers arc in the hands of a very few, and no one representing the public interest can even grasp the issues; when the people have lost the ability to set their own agendas or knowledgeably question those in authority; when, clutching our crystals and nervously consulting our horoscopes, our critical faculties in decline, unable to distinguish between what feels good and what's true, we slide, almost without noticing, back into superstition and darkness.

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The Demon-Haunted World: Science as a Candle in the Dark
1995


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On Politics: A Carnival of Buncombe


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Posted 23 January 2019 - 11:16 AM

Another entertainment figure—raise your hand if your acquaintance with her career was via a sitcom that ran only 2 seasons (raises hand). Kaye Ballard was 93.

https://www.nytimes....llard-dead.html
Politics these days is show business. Elections are Dancing with the Stars with consequences. ~Rue Bella

(About fame) Living for likes, shares and follows is a form of validation. The question is whether it is also the source of our self esteem. If it is, we’re screwed. And, culturally, it seems as if it’s become more and more our shared value. ... Meringue is no longer a sweet and pretty topping but the body itself. ~Charles Perez

"If a nation expects to be ignorant and free in a state of civilization, it expects what never was and never will be." --Thomas Jefferson to Charles Yancey, 1816. ME 14:384, via LFC, 12/1/2016

Competent people go in one of a few directions. But incompetence is infinite. ~David Brooks, NY Times

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Posted 23 January 2019 - 11:28 AM

Russell Baker, two time Pulitzer Prize columnist for NYT.

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Posted 08 February 2019 - 01:45 PM

John Dingell America's longest serving Congressman, 92:

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Dingell‘s legendary tenure in Congress — he served in the House for 59 years and 21 days — is matched only by the scale of his contributions to American society. He was involved in crafting and passing legislation that aimed to ensure clean air and water, safer food and health care for Americans. He worked vociferously to protect the American automobile companies — the dominant industry in his southeastern Michigan district, which stretched from Detroit's edge to the college town of Ann Arbor.

Politics these days is show business. Elections are Dancing with the Stars with consequences. ~Rue Bella

(About fame) Living for likes, shares and follows is a form of validation. The question is whether it is also the source of our self esteem. If it is, we’re screwed. And, culturally, it seems as if it’s become more and more our shared value. ... Meringue is no longer a sweet and pretty topping but the body itself. ~Charles Perez

"If a nation expects to be ignorant and free in a state of civilization, it expects what never was and never will be." --Thomas Jefferson to Charles Yancey, 1816. ME 14:384, via LFC, 12/1/2016

Competent people go in one of a few directions. But incompetence is infinite. ~David Brooks, NY Times

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Posted 08 February 2019 - 01:48 PM

From the baseball diamond, Frank Robinson, 83:

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Robinson took 14 trips to the All-Star Game, helped win two World Series with the O's and played 21 years in Major League Baseball. He's the only player to win the MVP award in both the American and National League. His number, 20, is retired by Baltimore, Cleveland and Cincinnati.
He moved to managing after leaving the outfield -- the first African-American to manage a big-league ball club in history. In his first at-bat as a player-manager for Cleveland, Robinson made the ultimate impression but hitting a home run.

Politics these days is show business. Elections are Dancing with the Stars with consequences. ~Rue Bella

(About fame) Living for likes, shares and follows is a form of validation. The question is whether it is also the source of our self esteem. If it is, we’re screwed. And, culturally, it seems as if it’s become more and more our shared value. ... Meringue is no longer a sweet and pretty topping but the body itself. ~Charles Perez

"If a nation expects to be ignorant and free in a state of civilization, it expects what never was and never will be." --Thomas Jefferson to Charles Yancey, 1816. ME 14:384, via LFC, 12/1/2016

Competent people go in one of a few directions. But incompetence is infinite. ~David Brooks, NY Times

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Posted 08 February 2019 - 02:48 PM

A Facebook post, from a guy I went to high school with, Mike D. Ended up with three World Series rings, the first one sort of accidental- brought in to relieve an injured player. An NLCS MVP, too. My neighbor. My husband's "claim to fame". Struck him OUT, in an American Legion (I think) game- a big deal for a pitcher (my DH) who was really a debater, and a very soon to be decorated player- hitting skills!

"RIP Frank Robinson. I was blessed to have you as my manager my first full rookie year in MLB. "1989 Why Not". I couldn't have asked for a better way to start my career. The greatest player, and the best person. I have always looked up to you and I always will."

Fun to laugh: I grew up with a lot of soon-to-be decorated college/pro athletes. My small town high school was packed with that sort of talent. This is no joke- they used to make an effort to come to our Forensic meets- followed Mr. around. They pop in to see me, too- and the rest of our team. That sort of support was really fun.

Mike? Eh- he saw the issues with becoming a pro athlete. Got his degree in Finance. Doing very well. Very proud of him, and he has a wonderful family.
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--- On September 17, 1787, as Benjamin Franklin was leaving the deliberations of the Constitutional Convention, at Independence Hall, in Philadelphia, a woman called out to him, saying, “Well, Doctor, what have we got, a republic or a monarchy?”
“A republic,” Franklin said, “if you can keep it.”


--- LFC, on Gorsuch ruling: "Awesome. A Christianist who swore an oath to uphold the laws of the nation and bore false witness when he did it"

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Posted 09 February 2019 - 10:33 AM

Albert Finney
“One of the saddest lessons of history is this: If we've been bamboozled long enough, we tend to reject any evidence of the bamboozle. We’re no longer interested in finding out the truth. The bamboozle has captured us. It's simply too painful to acknowledge, even to ourselves, that we’ve been taken. Once you give a charlatan power over you, you almost never get it back.”

— Carl Sagan


Pray for Trump: Psalm 109:8

"Science is more than a body of knowledge; it is a way of thinking. I have a foreboding of an America in my children's or grandchildren's time - when the United States is a service and information economy; when nearly all the key manufacturing industries have slipped away to other countries; when awesome technological powers arc in the hands of a very few, and no one representing the public interest can even grasp the issues; when the people have lost the ability to set their own agendas or knowledgeably question those in authority; when, clutching our crystals and nervously consulting our horoscopes, our critical faculties in decline, unable to distinguish between what feels good and what's true, we slide, almost without noticing, back into superstition and darkness.

— Carl Sagan
The Demon-Haunted World: Science as a Candle in the Dark
1995


“As democracy is perfected, the office of president represents, more and more closely, the inner soul of the people. On some great and glorious day the plain folks of the land will reach their heart's desire at last and the White House will be adorned by a downright moron.”

— H.L. Mencken
On Politics: A Carnival of Buncombe


“The test of our progress is not whether we add more to the abundance of those who have much; it is whether we provide enough for those who have too little.”

— Franklin Delano Roosevelt
Second inaugural address January, 1937

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Posted 13 February 2019 - 08:54 PM

Lyndon LaRouche

https://www.nytimes....ouche-dead.html


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Lyndon LaRouche, a notorious conspiracy theorist who ran for president eight times — once from prison — on platforms asserting that Queen Elizabeth II was a drug dealer and that numerous top government officials were Soviet agents, has died, his political organization confirmed Wednesday.


Unfortunately, he seems to be proven right on the bolded part. (the quote is from a different obituary article than the one linked)
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