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kentuck Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jun-05-04 06:49 PM
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Some day, we will all die.....
Young or old, we do not know when that day will be. There are a lot of people posting here that are faced with illnesses, disabilities, and life-threatening disease each day of their lives. They understand that death sometimes does not knock kindly on our doors. We pray that none suffer the long days and nights of cruel disease.

It's not about free speech, or Democratic or Republican politics. Our lives and deaths should not be so trivialized. It's about life. It's about happiness. It's about leaving this world a better place than when we arrived. What we do in life echoes in eternity.

To dishonor the dead is to dishonor ourselves. For we do not know what tomorrow may bring. We do not know for whom the bells may toll. We do not have to sing the praises of those whom we disliked, but neither do we need to blaspheme our own existence. Because we are not separate from the humanity of man but a part that still clings like an apple to a tree, waiting for the long fall to the ground.
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mitchum Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jun-05-04 07:01 PM
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1. And since death is universal...
it ennobles no one.
He was a stupid and destructive man.
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Armstead Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jun-05-04 07:03 PM
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2. Well said Kentuck
"We do not have to sing the praises of those whom we disliked, but neither do we need to blaspheme our own existence."

That is the point.
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Kitsune Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jun-05-04 07:10 PM
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3. Don't lie about me when I die.
I am a nasty, nasty human being. I'm of the opinion that the vast majority of humanity contibutes absolutely nothing of value except lots of carbon dioxide for plants to breathe. I am the foulest-mouthed person I know of. I spoil movies for other people because I can't stop complaining about how it could have been done SOOOO much better. I expose people to my bizzare tastes in music. I don't put back the DDR mats when I'm done playing. In conclusion, I'm a stupid, arrogant, lazy, irritating, hate-filled little sonofabitch. Everyone who knows me knows it and hates me for it. I hope they hate me enough not to pretend I was some nice, wonderful person after I'm gone. The least they could do is not lie about me. I'm thinking of leaving instructions that my wake should be either a nonstop reading of The Lord of the Rings or a screening of the Rocky Horror Picture Show.

I am a total shitbag, and so was Reagan. At least I (so far) have had the courtesy not to kill people by being a shitbag.

(This post is only a mild exaggeration.)
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kentuck Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jun-05-04 07:13 PM
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4. But he was honest....
:)
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chookie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jun-05-04 07:48 PM
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5. Thanks, Kentuck
Edited on Sat Jun-05-04 07:51 PM by chookie
I join you in being respectful regarding the death of a man who was once a President of the United States.

My feeling about events and politics are not appropriate at this time. President Reagan's passing after years of a horrific illness is a somber occasion for me. My heart goes out to his family, Ron Jr and Patty, and particularly to his wife, all the more because my own family endured a long period of care for my mother when she too passed through this horror.

I am glad that "the Gipper" is at peace, and I hope his family will find peace after the many years of grief and care. He was greatly beloved by many Americans, and I offer these same people my heart-felt condolences as well as they confront the loss of one of their great heroes.
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Straight Shooter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jun-05-04 07:56 PM
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6. I hope when I die that my presence made the world a better place
Edited on Sat Jun-05-04 07:58 PM by Straight Shooter
That way I can die in peace. That's what all these anti-Reagan posts are about. He made millions of people miserable. The world is most definitely NOT a better place because of him.
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