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#285052 - 02/19/16 04:47 PM Re: The Passing Parade: Obituaries: 2016 [Re: Golem]
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Harper Lee dead at age of 89: 'To Kill a Mockingbird Author' passes away

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Nelle Harper Lee, who won the Pulitzer Prize for fiction in 1961 for her book, "To Kill a Mockingbird," has died at the age of 89, multiple sources in her hometown of Monroeville, including the mayor's office, confirmed Friday morning...

On July 11, 1960, Lee's novel was published by Lippincott with critical and commercial success. The author won the Pulitzer Prize for fiction the following year.

The film adaptation of the novel, with Mary Badham as Scout, opened on Christmas Day of 1962 and was an instant hit...

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#285240 - 02/24/16 05:00 PM Re: The Passing Parade: Obituaries: 2016 [Re: Golem]
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#285570 - 03/05/16 05:17 PM Re: The Passing Parade: Obituaries: 2016 [Re: Golem]
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Pat Conroy, Author of 'The Prince of Tides' and 'The Great Santini,' Dies at 70

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Pat Conroy, whose tortured family life and the scenic marshlands of coastal South Carolina served as unending sources of inspiration for his fiction, notably the novels "The Great Santini," "The Lords of Discipline" and "The Prince of Tides," died on Friday. He was 70.

His death was confirmed by Todd Doughty, the vice president, executive director of publicity at Doubleday. He said the cause of death was pancreatic cancer.

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#285575 - 03/06/16 05:28 PM Re: The Passing Parade: Obituaries: 2016 [Re: Golem]
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Former First Lady Nancy Reagan dead at 94

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Former first lady Nancy Reagan, perhaps best known for her "Just Say No" campaign to combat drug abuse in the 1980s, died Sunday morning at her home in Los Angeles, a spokesman for the family said. She was 94. The cause of death was congestive heart failure.

In addition to her famous campaign against drugs, the one-time actress promoted several causes while she was in the White House and even in the years after. She was a passionate advocate for lifting restrictions on stem cell research and promoting better treatment of America's veterans.

But above all, Nancy Reagan was a fiercely devoted wife.

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#285580 - 03/06/16 07:43 PM Re: The Passing Parade: Obituaries: 2016 [Re: Golem]
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Sorry to disrespect the dead, but I intensely disliked her.
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#285587 - 03/06/16 09:04 PM Re: The Passing Parade: Obituaries: 2016 [Re: Phil Hoskins]
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Originally Posted By: Phil Hoskins
Sorry to disrespect the dead, but I intensely disliked her.

I liked Nancy better than her husband. She actually evolved™ after his death. Plus, someone who consults psychics can't be all that bad. RIP Nancy Reagan. Bow
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#285591 - 03/07/16 03:23 AM Re: The Passing Parade: Obituaries: 2016 [Re: Golem]
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Her husband counted on her "psychic guidance". tinfoilhat

Sorry bud, but that scares the bejeezus out of me. I don't want presidents who consult with astrologers and psychics any more than I want presidents who think God talks to them through their hair dryer.
And I sure don't want one that is content to settle for secondhand filtering because they can't be bothered.
I'm sure Ms. Reagan was a fine human being but I'll never know because apparently it wasn't in the stars for us to meet. Imagine that.
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#285594 - 03/07/16 01:51 PM Re: The Passing Parade: Obituaries: 2016 [Re: Jeffery J. Haas]
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I think it was a great travesty that Ronald Reagan never won an Oscar for Best Actor, in his role as President of the United States; and his wife, Nancy, never won for Best Supporting Actress.
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#285598 - 03/07/16 06:14 PM Re: The Passing Parade: Obituaries: 2016 [Re: Golem]
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I've got to credit her with fighting for the use of embryonic stem cells by medical researchers. That was a pretty big deal when you think of the assault on Planned Parenthood by opponents of abortion. That attitude is nothing new.

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#285616 - 03/09/16 01:44 AM Re: The Passing Parade: Obituaries: 2016 [Re: Golem]
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Yeah, it's great that she got in the fight except we all know that if it hadn't affected the both of them directly neither of them would give two farts in a wind storm.
Come on, you KNOW that the only reason she was all big on stem cell research is because HER husband had Alzheimers.

No Alzheimers, the stem cell people can go pound sand.
Just like NO AIDS in the family, the AIDS people can go to Hell.
If Dick Cheney's daughter wasn't gay, he wouldn't give a rat's ass about gay marriage.

That's how Republicans operate, that's how Nancy Reagan operated, that's how Ronald Reagan operated.
Sorry but I refuse to mourn Kim Jong Il style, or be chastized for not crying loud enough.
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