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Sat Jul 20, 2013, 03:37 PM

How DU remembers Helen Thomas

That's how I want to remember her.






http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.php?az=view_all&address=364x799674


Note to Democratic Underground.com from Helen Thomas in thank you for the beautiful flowers they sent her:

Blessed are the peacemakers. The bounty of beautiful roses from such
wonderful people has lifted my heart and will remain in my memory for the
rest of my life. Thank you for caring that others may live.
Helen Thomas
Columnist, Hearst Newspapers

http://www.dailykos.com/story/2006/03/31/198513/-Great-Message-from-Helen-Thomas-Updated

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Reply How DU remembers Helen Thomas (Original post)
Generic Other Jul 2013 OP
Marrah_G Jul 2013 #1
JNelson6563 Jul 2013 #2
xchrom Jul 2013 #3
catrose Jul 2013 #4
ms liberty Jul 2013 #5
gateley Jul 2013 #6
sakabatou Jul 2013 #7
awoke_in_2003 Jul 2013 #11
bvar22 Jul 2013 #14
avaistheone1 Jul 2013 #8
Hekate Jul 2013 #9
Octafish Jul 2013 #10
jazzimov Jul 2013 #12
sunwyn Jul 2013 #13
b.durruti Jul 2013 #15
Douglas Carpenter Jul 2013 #16
nobodyspecial Jul 2013 #17
FarPoint Jul 2013 #18
suffragette Jul 2013 #19

Response to Generic Other (Original post)

Sat Jul 20, 2013, 03:38 PM

1. That was the first picture that came to mind when I heard this morning

Amazing woman, amazing role model, a life well lived.

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Response to Generic Other (Original post)

Sat Jul 20, 2013, 03:45 PM

2. Yep, thought of this immediately.

I'm so glad we let her know how much she meant to us! Thank you so much for posting the pics!

Julie

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Response to Generic Other (Original post)

Sat Jul 20, 2013, 04:02 PM

3. Du rec. Nt

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Response to Generic Other (Original post)

Sat Jul 20, 2013, 04:06 PM

4. me too

And she sent the excess to a veteran's hospital.

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Response to Generic Other (Original post)

Sat Jul 20, 2013, 04:07 PM

5. I am so glad DU did that, and I was hoping someone would post one of the pics. K&R n/t

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Response to Generic Other (Original post)

Sat Jul 20, 2013, 04:20 PM

6. I, too, thought of this when I read of her passing.

This was before my time, but I was so touched and proud of my fellow DUers for letting her know how very much she was loved and appreciated. I'm sure it meant the world to her.

What a life, huh? She was an amazing presence in our world, and such an inspiration.

RIP, Helen.

And thanks for posting these, Generic Other.

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Response to Generic Other (Original post)

Sat Jul 20, 2013, 05:32 PM

7. I remember her as being a tough journalist on Bush

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Response to sakabatou (Reply #7)

Sat Jul 20, 2013, 06:13 PM

11. She was tough on everyone...

 

as a real media person should be.

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Response to awoke_in_2003 (Reply #11)

Sat Jul 20, 2013, 08:05 PM

14. She wasn't "tough".

She was a good "journalist" who did her job.
The sad thing is that THAT (doing the job of a "journalist"
made her so remarkable.

There was a time when our "Journalists" were the Watch Dogs of our Democracy.
Sadly, that is no longer true.
They now serve as talking points distributors who will salivate for attention from their Masters.

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Response to Generic Other (Original post)

Sat Jul 20, 2013, 05:34 PM

8. Good memories.

 

k&r

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Response to Generic Other (Original post)

Sat Jul 20, 2013, 05:38 PM

9. Thanks for the pics. For someone so small, Helen was a giant.

When the rest of the White House press corps sat down and behaved like stenographers for Ari Fleischer, Helen Thomas stood up on her hind legs and asked very pointed questions. And for that, the cowards mocked her and tried to silence her.

Sending her roses was a proud DU moment, back then.

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Response to Generic Other (Original post)

Sat Jul 20, 2013, 06:00 PM

10. One memory: Helen made a poor choice of words. She was talking about PEACE.



[font size="1"]Helen Thomas, Wayne State University, photograph by Michael Harris[/font size]

Helen Thomas has a right to write what she has found -- as an individual and as a reporter. She also has the right to state her opinion -- as an individual and as a columnist.

That's why I have a problem with people who want to shut up Helen Thomas for saying what she did. She has a Constitutional right and Constitutional authority to report what she knows. Right or wrong and we may disagree, but that is the way American democracy works.

Those who want Helen to shut up also prevent discussion of the root problems of the region. She didn't say "Destroy Israel." She said Israel should get out of Palestine, meaning the West Bank. The illegal "settlements" are a major roadblock to reaching a real peace.

Helen Thomas stated the solution for the Middle East peace process. Israel must stop the illegal, immoral and inhumane treatment of the Palestinian people; and Israel must leave the West Bank to the Palestinians.

Like it or not, that is the only real solution to the conflicts in the Middle East. Peace between people.

PS: The Undercover Rabbi tripped her up, big time. He couldn't have picked a bigger friend of Israel to destroy.

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Response to Generic Other (Original post)

Sat Jul 20, 2013, 06:24 PM

12. A beautiful soul

and a beautiful memory.

Thanks for posting, GO.

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Response to Generic Other (Original post)

Sat Jul 20, 2013, 06:36 PM

13. A fiesty, wonderful woman...so few like her anymore

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Response to Generic Other (Original post)

Sat Jul 20, 2013, 08:05 PM

15. That is awesome. I wasn't around then but I love it. ~nt~

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Response to Generic Other (Original post)

Sat Jul 20, 2013, 08:18 PM

16. knr

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Response to Generic Other (Original post)

Sat Jul 20, 2013, 08:48 PM

17. That was definitely a moment

What's the last great thing like this that DU has done. I would love to see more of this and less in-fighting.

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Response to Generic Other (Original post)

Sun Jul 21, 2013, 01:40 PM

18. This experience is how I view DU.

We can embace the moment.

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Response to Generic Other (Original post)

Sun Jul 21, 2013, 02:00 PM

19. I remember it well

Loved seeing the picture of her smiling surrounded by all the roses.

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