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Wed Feb 21, 2018, 08:31 AM

Rev. Billy Graham had passed away.

I did not agree with him and his beliefs, but he was an influential person through out the world.

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Response to imanamerican63 (Original post)

Wed Feb 21, 2018, 08:32 AM

1. Link

http://abcnews.go.com/US/evangelist-billy-graham-dies-99/story?id=53241650

Actually first heard on Joe Madison's show and the only links were tweets from local news stations in the south... It finally hit the M$M.

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Response to imanamerican63 (Original post)

Wed Feb 21, 2018, 08:38 AM

2. Meh!

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Response to imanamerican63 (Original post)

Wed Feb 21, 2018, 08:40 AM

3. Meanwhile poor sick children are struggling to survive

The asshole lived too damn long.

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Response to dalton99a (Reply #3)

Wed Feb 21, 2018, 01:21 PM

16. you are kidding

 

right? If not that was a horrible thing to say.

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Response to imanamerican63 (Original post)

Wed Feb 21, 2018, 08:40 AM

4. yay.

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Response to imanamerican63 (Original post)

Wed Feb 21, 2018, 08:41 AM

5. No offense, but every time I hear someone use the euphemism "passed away"... I can't help but think

of that episode of Rosanne where sister Jackie tries to tell her hard-to hear aunt by phone that her Father had "passed away", "was gone", "was lost", then finally, loudly, "Dad'S DEAD!!!!!" -- dark humor, I know, but it really resonated with me, who had to make those awful calls repeatedly to some relatives who were so centered on themselves they took forever to get the message.


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Response to hlthe2b (Reply #5)

Wed Feb 21, 2018, 12:12 PM

10. That was one of the best episodes of that series

 

I loved the part where Jackie is in the funeral home looking at the casket catalog and tells the funeral director that she's "in a very bad place right now so I'm liable to buy anything you put in front of me. But I'm just as liable to pull out a gun and blow your head off if I think you're trying to take advantage of me. So I'd play me very carefully."

It's weird that some of the best sitcom episodes were about death:
Mary Tyler Moore: Chuckle the Clown's funeral
Bob Newhart: Mr. Gianelli's death
Maude: the brooch in the coffin

etc...

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Response to Liberalagogo (Reply #10)

Wed Feb 21, 2018, 12:43 PM

11. Oh, yes.. though Chuckle the Clown was just the Best!

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Why is "death" so able to produce humor? I think it is the tension release...

I will never forget the very hot summer day when I and about 8 other cousins and Uncle were piled into a car in a very rural area coming back from the graveside service for my late Grandmother. When my cousin suggested we stop for a "coke" as he drove near a little Mom and Pop store in the middle of nowhere, you could feel the relief from all his sweaty riders. Then as we drove the 20 or so miles back, after taking our first sip we unexpectedly and in near unison let out a unconscious, reflexive "ahhh"...

Maybe you had to be there, but to this day, it has all my remaining living relatives there last day just cracking up at the memory...

Lest I forget to say, we all really DID love my Grandmother....

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Response to hlthe2b (Reply #5)

Wed Feb 21, 2018, 02:35 PM

19. I read about a particular incident in a book by a young doctor.

She had a young nurse on the ward from some Southern town, and the nurse was giving the overnight to the doctor who was just coming on shift.

She said a certain patient had "passed".

"Passed what? Passed urine? Passed stool? What?"

"She passed...she passed on. She passed away."

"You mean she died?"

"Yes..."

Then say 'she died'! This isn't East Cornpone, or wherever you're from. Use medical terminology."

I think that would make a good scene in a TV medical drama. Euphemisms don't cut it down in the trenches.

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Response to imanamerican63 (Original post)

Wed Feb 21, 2018, 08:44 AM

6. the best i can say is he was better than his kid

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Response to imanamerican63 (Original post)

Wed Feb 21, 2018, 08:44 AM

7. Rev. Graham was a powerful speaker in his day. Slightly quirky, but

a decent person.

R.I.P.

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Response to imanamerican63 (Original post)

Wed Feb 21, 2018, 08:57 AM

8. *sniff* *sniff* ... *wiping eyes*

Damn allergies.

Pollen has been bad here recently.

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Response to imanamerican63 (Original post)

Wed Feb 21, 2018, 09:09 AM

9. When I was a child in the Bible Belt...

Billy Graham was treated like a saint. He was highly respected. Politicians vied for his attention. He seemed to be conscious of not mixing politics with religion. His time with Nixon probably did not help his reputation. But, even today, he was like an icon from my youth.

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Response to imanamerican63 (Original post)

Wed Feb 21, 2018, 12:45 PM

12. A raging anti-semite. I could never understand his appeal.

And I cannot say I'm sorry he's gone.

Billy Graham was left sputtering when he was busted on the Nixon White House tapes railing against Jews. . . .

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Response to imanamerican63 (Original post)

Wed Feb 21, 2018, 12:57 PM

13. Some humor from Golum:




The GREAT Billrond Gramms is deads. There was nobody likes him! He will be missed by Elfs and all magickers. Sméagol began to pretends he was Elfangelical when he wons the Precious.

10:40 AM - Feb 21, 2018


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Response to imanamerican63 (Original post)

Wed Feb 21, 2018, 01:15 PM

14. I was just explaining to my grandsons this morning

that the word "great" does not always imply "good"

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Response to imanamerican63 (Original post)

Wed Feb 21, 2018, 01:20 PM

15. He was a real life Elmer Gantry.

And, unfortunately, he passed on his conman ways to his children.

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Response to imanamerican63 (Original post)

Wed Feb 21, 2018, 02:17 PM

17. Now his son will be competely unchained.

I don't know if Billy had any reigns on his son or not.
If he did, they have come off.

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Response to imanamerican63 (Original post)

Wed Feb 21, 2018, 02:29 PM

18. "You should never say bad things about the dead, only good

...Billy Graham is dead. Good.” -- paraphrasing the late Bette Davis.

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Response to imanamerican63 (Original post)

Wed Feb 21, 2018, 02:37 PM

20. He was a piece of shit who sat back and laughed while Nixon railed about "the Jews"

 

Fuck him and his son.

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