Today's Birthdays
There are no members with birthdays on this day.
Current Topics
Coronavirus: The Plague of The 21st Century?
by chunkstyle - 01/16/22 03:45 PM
Round Table Winter 2021
by pondering_it_all - 01/16/22 12:18 PM
National Commission to Investigate the January 6
by pondering_it_all - 01/16/22 12:02 PM
Winning
by perotista - 01/15/22 10:19 PM
Gerrymandering
by perotista - 01/15/22 06:21 PM
Lindsey v. Mitch: Senate cage match
by logtroll - 01/15/22 05:11 AM
Don't look up
by jgw - 01/14/22 10:42 PM
Complexity Science
by Jeffery J. Haas - 01/12/22 06:34 PM
What's for dinner?
by pondering_it_all - 01/02/22 09:37 PM
RoundTable For Fall 2021
by Mellowicious - 01/02/22 04:21 AM
Divorce: American Style
by pdx rick - 12/31/21 01:56 AM
Gimme some of that good ol time religion
by pondering_it_all - 12/23/21 08:19 PM
F.D.A. Will Permanently Allow Abortion Pills by Mail
by Mellowicious - 12/22/21 09:03 PM
Joe Manchin thread
by perotista - 12/22/21 08:33 PM
A Fungus Amungus
by logtroll - 12/22/21 01:00 AM
Texas abortion law guy responds
by Mellowicious - 12/19/21 02:06 AM
The Mueller Report
by pondering_it_all - 12/17/21 10:31 PM
Popular Topics(Views)
9,781,462 my own book page
4,857,066 We shall overcome
3,971,063 Campaign 2016
3,615,076 Trump's Trumpet
2,866,820 3 word story game
Previous Thread
Next Thread
Print Thread
Rate Thread
Page 1 of 20 1 2 3 19 20
Joined: Mar 2012
Posts: 3,862
Golem Offline OP
enthusiast
OP Offline
enthusiast
Joined: Mar 2012
Posts: 3,862

Joined: Mar 2012
Posts: 3,862
Golem Offline OP
enthusiast
OP Offline
enthusiast
Joined: Mar 2012
Posts: 3,862
Dale Bumpers, Liberal Stalwart of Arkansas Politics, Dies at 90

Quote:
Dale L. Bumpers, a liberal governor and four-term Democratic senator from Arkansas who came out of retirement in 1999 to make a passionate closing argument defending President Bill Clinton against removal from office in a Senate trial, died on Friday at his home in Little Rock, Ark. He was 90.

His death was confirmed by his granddaughter Linn Bumpers.

Mr. Bumpers was part of a generation of moderate Southern Democrats, among them President Jimmy Carter, who emerged in the late 1960s and the '70s. He always said his proudest achievement had come early in his career when, as a small-town lawyer in the 1950s, he guided his native Charleston, Ark., to become the first community of the former Confederacy to integrate its public schools.

But he is remembered more for what he did in the twilight of his career.

Three weeks after retiring from the Senate, he returned on Jan. 21, 1999, to speak to his former colleagues on behalf of Mr. Clinton, a fellow former governor of Arkansas. The House had charged the president with perjury and obstruction of justice for lying under oath about his sexual affair with a White House intern, Monica Lewinsky.

More

Wikipedia

Joined: Mar 2012
Posts: 3,862
Golem Offline OP
enthusiast
OP Offline
enthusiast
Joined: Mar 2012
Posts: 3,862
Gilbert Kaplan, conductor - obituary

Quote:
Gilbert Kaplan, who has died aged 74, was an American economist, journalist and businessman who came to wider attention through his determination to be an orchestral conductor and in particular his obsession with Gustav Mahler's Symphony No 2 (the Resurrection), a work that he conducted on more than 100 occasions.

Some saw him as a charlatan, a Wall Street millionaire who had "bought" his way on to the podium with his lavish donations to impecunious orchestras. Others felt that he offered a fresh insight into the music, unsullied by a traditional approach to interpretation and the institutionalised training of the conservatoire system.

More

Wikipedia

Joined: May 2005
Posts: 44,836
Likes: 50
Member
CHB-OG
Offline
Member
CHB-OG
Joined: May 2005
Posts: 44,836
Likes: 50


Rest in peace, Mr. Bowie: David Bowie, 69, dies from cancer



Contrarian, extraordinaire


Joined: Mar 2012
Posts: 3,862
Golem Offline OP
enthusiast
OP Offline
enthusiast
Joined: Mar 2012
Posts: 3,862
Originally Posted By: pdx rick
Rest in peace, Mr. Bowie: David Bowie, 69, dies from cancer

David Bowie, RIP (1947-2016)



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iYYRH4apXDo

Ground Control to Major Tom
Ground Control to Major Tom
Take your protein pills and put your helmet on
Ground Control to Major Tom (Ten, Nine, Eight, Seven, Six)
Commencing countdown, engines on (Five, Four, Three)
Check ignition and may God's love be with you (Two, One, Liftoff)

This is Ground Control to Major Tom
You've really made the grade
And the papers want to know whose shirts you wear
Now it's time to leave the capsule if you dare
"This is Major Tom to Ground Control
I'm stepping through the door
And I'm floating in a most peculiar way
And the stars look very different today
For here
Am I sitting in a tin can
Far above the world
Planet Earth is blue
And there's nothing I can do

Though I'm past one hundred thousand miles
I'm feeling very still
And I think my spaceship knows which way to go
Tell my wife I love her very much she knows
Ground Control to Major Tom
Your circuit's dead, there's something wrong
Can you hear me, Major Tom?
Can you hear me, Major Tom?
Can you hear me, Major Tom?
Can you "Here am I floating round my tin can
Far above the Moon
Planet Earth is blue
And there's nothing I can do."

Joined: Jun 2007
Posts: 4,213
Likes: 33
K
old hand
Offline
old hand
K
Joined: Jun 2007
Posts: 4,213
Likes: 33
Hans Gruber never really died when he descended at 32 feet per second per second from the Nakatomi Towers.

Did he?


Get your facts first, then you can distort them as you please.
Joined: Jun 2007
Posts: 4,213
Likes: 33
K
old hand
Offline
old hand
K
Joined: Jun 2007
Posts: 4,213
Likes: 33
One must also take into account the resistance applied by the atmosphere:

Link


Get your facts first, then you can distort them as you please.
Joined: Nov 2006
Posts: 18,652
Likes: 47
Carpal Tunnel
Offline
Carpal Tunnel
Joined: Nov 2006
Posts: 18,652
Likes: 47
No mention at all of Severus Snapes or Grizzly Adams?

Alan Rickman and Dan Haggerty also died this past week.


Good coffee, good weed, and time on my hands...
Joined: Mar 2012
Posts: 3,862
Golem Offline OP
enthusiast
OP Offline
enthusiast
Joined: Mar 2012
Posts: 3,862
Originally Posted By: Greger
No mention at all of Severus Snapes or Grizzly Adams?

Alan Rickman and Dan Haggerty also died this past week.

They did indeed pass, and too young at that. frown

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Deaths_in_2016

Last edited by Golem; 01/17/16 03:09 AM.
Joined: Mar 2012
Posts: 3,862
Golem Offline OP
enthusiast
OP Offline
enthusiast
Joined: Mar 2012
Posts: 3,862
Noreen Corcoran, the Adopted Niece on TV's 'Bachelor Father,' Dies at 72

Quote:
Noreen Corcoran, who starred as the teenager adopted by her uncle (John Forsythe) on the 1950s-'60s sitcom Bachelor Father, has died. She was 72.

Corcoran died Friday of cardiopulmonary disease at Valley Presbyterian in Van Nuys, her niece, author Mell Corcoran, told The Hollywood Reporter. The actress' younger brother, Kevin Corcoran, who appeared in the 1957 film Old Yeller and played Moochie on several Disney TV shows, died in October.

More

Wikipedia

IMDb

Page 1 of 20 1 2 3 19 20

Link Copied to Clipboard
Who's Online Now
1 members (perotista), 31 guests, and 1 robot.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Newest Members
SuZQ2, KevFilthyANML, Risky, Gladys G. Jackson, Beach Baby
6,297 Registered Users
Forum Statistics
Forums61
Topics17,272
Posts313,861
Members6,297
Most Online294
Dec 6th, 2017
Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.7.5
(Release build 20201027)
Responsive Width:

PHP: 7.4.27 Page Time: 0.013s Queries: 36 (0.005s) Memory: 3.0363 MB (Peak: 3.2529 MB) Data Comp: Zlib Server Time: 2022-01-16 19:16:39 UTC
Valid HTML 5 and Valid CSS