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Midlodemocrat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-17-08 03:53 PM
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Friends. I have some sad news.
MaddieJoan has passed away. She died in her sleep on December 11, 2008.

I enjoyed her very much. I recognize that she was very, very pro-Hillary and that upset many, but she was a good, good person and I am very sorry that she is no longer with us.

Please join me in expressing our condolences to her family. And, if you care not to, please don't post in this thread.

RIP, MaddieJoan. I hope you are happy wherever you are now.
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Catherine Vincent Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-17-08 03:54 PM
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1. I remember that screen name.
I didn't know her personally but her posts will be missed. RIP, Ms. Maddie Joan. :(
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roguevalley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-17-08 04:17 PM
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29. I do too. This is shocking. RIP, Maddie Joan. Bless your family and
loved ones.
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shireen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-17-08 03:55 PM
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2. i am so sorry to hear that!
My deepest condolences to her family and friends. :grouphug:
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flvegan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-17-08 03:55 PM
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3. RIP, MaddieJoan.
My condolences to her loved ones.
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blm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-17-08 03:56 PM
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4. Peace to her family and friends.
.
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Oceansaway Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-17-08 03:56 PM
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R.I.P. MaddieJoan.....n/t
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LostinVA Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-17-08 03:56 PM
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5. Oh my god -- I adored her
That's horrible. She and Haruka were especially very close.

Her TSing was abominable.

Can you PM me more news?
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GreenPartyVoter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-17-08 10:47 PM
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121. I never knew she was TS'd! I just thought she was taking a break. :^(
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Dinger Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-18-08 10:48 PM
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212. I Suggest (Again) That She Be Untombstoned Out Of Respect
That is all.
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LaurenG Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-17-08 03:56 PM
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6. Oh dear - that is horrible news!
I am so sorry to hear this. :hug: to her family and friends.
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ronnykmarshall Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-17-08 03:57 PM
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7. Oh my god!
:cry:

This is horrible.

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Fran Kubelik Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-17-08 03:58 PM
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8. I am very sorry to hear this.
Thanks for letting us know.
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hlthe2b Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-17-08 04:00 PM
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9. I'm sorry to hear that. . May she be at peace....
along with her friends and famiy.
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TomInTib Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-17-08 04:02 PM
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10. She was one of a kind.
I am so glad I saved all of her PM's.

Rest in Peace, Dear Maddie.
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LSparkle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-17-08 04:02 PM
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11. I remember that name ... I pray that she is at peace
and my condolences and prayers go out to her family.
A good DUer we will miss ...
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meegbear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-17-08 04:03 PM
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12. R.I.P. MaddieJoan
:hug:
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shaniqua6392 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-17-08 04:04 PM
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13. She will be missed here on DU.
My thoughts and prayers go out to her family and friends.
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babylonsister Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-17-08 04:04 PM
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14. I am very sorry to hear this. Here's to you, MaddieJoan.
:hug: RIP.
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terrya Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-17-08 04:04 PM
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15. I'm so sorry to hear that.
I liked MaddieJoan a lot. She was such a good person.

:-(

RIP, MaddieJoan. Safe passage.
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asjr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-17-08 04:06 PM
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16. Maddie Joan is not a name to forget. R.I.P.
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Maven Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-17-08 04:07 PM
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17. OMG what???
:cry:

Do they know what happened to her?
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Midlodemocrat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-17-08 04:08 PM
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19. She died in her sleep. So, thankfully, it appears she didn't suffer.
I really enjoyed her a lot and was very upset when she got the boot from here. She had a lot to offer even if she wasn't an ardent Obama supporter.
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Clintonista2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-17-08 04:08 PM
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18. OMG. That is terrible!
:cry:
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PM Martin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-17-08 04:10 PM
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20. I am very sorry to hear this.
We had several conversations (though private emails) regarding this election and other things.
We got along quite well, even though we were supporting different candidates.

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Midlodemocrat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-17-08 04:11 PM
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22. As did we. I became very fond of her way before the primaries, actually.
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bunnies Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-17-08 04:11 PM
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21. omg! Love to all her family and friends...
on DU and in non-computer life. What a sad thing to hear. :cry:
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Peacetrain Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-17-08 04:11 PM
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23. To all the friends and family of MaddieJoan.. I am so sorry ..
so sorry for your loss,..
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racaulk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-17-08 04:11 PM
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24. Oh no!
I remember MaddieJoan, and I always enjoyed her posts. I have missed her presence here over the last few months, and I am so sad to hear of her passing.

Rest in peace, MaddieJoan, and peace and condolences to your friends and loved ones.
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Dennis Donovan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-17-08 04:12 PM
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25. OMG! I've always appreciated her posts...
Cross gently maddiejoan. :cry:
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eleny Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-17-08 04:13 PM
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26. Rest in peace, dear DUer
My condolences to her family. I remember that she posted frequently and was a passionate person.
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PBS Poll-435 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-17-08 04:13 PM
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27. She will be missed
:cry:
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Hepburn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-17-08 04:16 PM
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28. OMG...
...I am so sorry. :cry:

RIP, MaddieJoan
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tekisui Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-17-08 04:19 PM
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30. That is so sad. Go well, Maddiejoan.....
:cry:
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Sadie5 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-17-08 04:27 PM
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34. So sorry to hear this
Posted with her both here and on other boards. RIP
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DoBotherMe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-17-08 04:25 PM
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31. That is a real shock
I loved her way with words and snark. I will miss her. Dana ; )
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mmonk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-17-08 04:26 PM
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32. Peace and comfort to her family.
My condolences.
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Arkansas Granny Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-17-08 04:26 PM
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33. Sad news, indeed. RIP, MaddieJoan.
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grantcart Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-17-08 04:31 PM
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35. Terrible loss - we disagreed and I admired her point of view
She had the deft touch of snarking Obama supporters with an economy of words but was very inciteful and effective.







Here was my ode to Maddijoan's mastery of snark:

http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...


If your going to get advice on snarking Obama supporters please go to Maddiejoan

this Ode to her records a past encounter:


Ode to a great snarker

pointed but not hostile

brief but penetrating

searing but not personal

relevent but not tedious

self mocking but not depressing

How I look forward to your snarks. And yet you never seem to snark my threads Maddiejoan, have I insulted you?

Your snarks smack leave a mark like the hand print on a pristine bottom during erotic foreplay.

They are always clever but not boastful.

You are the snarkmaster and I bow to your snarkiness.

When your candidate's tepid and dying campaign has experienced the last twinge of electro pulse through the nervous system and we have a formal presumptive nominee will your snarks be endangered will they be gone forever?

Will we be left only with the memory of the perfect snark?


Oh by the way nice snark





I will miss her fighting spirit and clever wit.


I already do.
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cliffordu Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-17-08 11:48 PM
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132. Yep, she was the world heavyweight champion of Snark.
The Snarkinstein
The Snarkologist in Chief
The Grand Ayahtolla of Snark
Snarkzilla

She was the best.

I rarely agreed with her and often hated the stuff she wrote, but I respected her committment and her intellect.

And I just fucking loved her snark.

Goodnight, Maddiejoan, sleep well. I miss you.
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tishaLA Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-17-08 04:35 PM
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36. RIP MaddieJoan
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zulchzulu Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-17-08 04:35 PM
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37. RIP maddiejoan
I remember having a private discussion with her and she mentioned that she was battling cancer... breast cancer, I think...

She was a brave soul.
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Bonobo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-17-08 04:41 PM
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38. Not true.
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SaveOurDemocracy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-18-08 06:22 PM
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203. That was the other Maddy ... who was also TS'd, btw
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Debi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-17-08 04:42 PM
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39. RIP
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Bonobo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-17-08 04:50 PM
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40. Maddie Joan was my brother and my sister.
He was a person of vast talent. Illustrator, painter, voice actor, comedian.

As children, he created vast, rich worlds that we inhabited together when we played D&D back in the 70's.
He did the same in his art. A huge imagination, a sense of humor like no one else. He could always crack you up.
Deeply well read on many subjects, he could discuss almost any issue like an expert.
He influenced me in more ways than I could express here. As my older brother, he shaped me and I looked up to him.
We fought, as siblings do. We did not like each other terribly much at times and fought often, because, as siblings, we each had our role in the family and sometimes we never escape those... But this latest Obam/Hillary thing was just another spat. Over 40 years together and you can have those...

I am broken up terribly. I lost my father a few months ago as well.

I wish Maddie Joan Adam Blaustein safe passage to whatever destination there may or may not be in this Universe.
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Midlodemocrat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-17-08 04:51 PM
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41. .
:hug:
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yowzayowzayowza Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-17-08 04:58 PM
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43. My Condolences to you and your family. n/t
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lumberjack_jeff Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-17-08 05:04 PM
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46. I'm sorry Bonobo, please accept my condolences. n/t
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JeffR Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-17-08 05:10 PM
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48. I'm so sorry, Bonobo
:hug:

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buff2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-17-08 05:21 PM
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51. I am so sorry for your loss
My condolences to all his family and friends. May he RIP. :hug:
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sellitman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-17-08 05:45 PM
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59. My deepest sympathies.
I was feeling sorry for myself today being out of work and all and this sure put things in perspective.

RIP Maddie Joan Adam Blaustein
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MagickMuffin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-17-08 05:46 PM
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60. I'm so sorry for your losses, this must be a difficult time for you :-(
I did a google and just found out how talented your bro/sis was. I had no idea Maddie was the voices for several animes.

Blaustein was, until her death, the voice of Sartorius in Yu-Gi-Oh! GX. She was also most known as the voices of Meowth in Pokmon (Episodes 29-Season 8) and Solomon Muto (Sugoroku Mutou) from Yu-Gi-Oh! second series anime. She was also Chef Kawasaki from Kirby: Right Back At Ya!, Dr. Kureha in One Piece and Arngrim, Lawfer and Lezard in Valkyrie Profile. She was also a comic book writer and artist, having worked for both Marvel Comics<1> and Milestone Comics, and an animation director. Most recently, she served as Creative Director for the recently cancelled Weekly World News.

She provided the voice of Margarete in the English language version of the PlayStation 2 game Shadow Hearts. Most notable is her great variety of voices. In Valkyrie Profile, for example, she was able to perform a very "tough", deep masculine voice (Arngrim), as well as a high-class one (Lawfer) and a suitable and somewhat androgynous voice of a mad scientist/sorcerer (Lezard Valeth). In Shadow Hearts, Margarete is voiced in a deep, feminine, and seductive style. During the 2004 Democratic Party primaries, she appeared as Smagol on the Mike Malloy Show, announcing a satirical presidential bid.<2> She was also the most recent voice actor for E-123 Omega of the Sonic the Hedgehog series.

On December 11, 2008, Maddie Blaustein died in her sleep after a short illness. She was 48.


Please be assured that her memory will live on. :hug:

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blondeatlast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-18-08 09:30 AM
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180. My son adored Yu-Gi-Oh and Pokemon, so he knew MJ too.
This is so very sad, even if for a while I had some sharp words, I always admired her/his humor--even when it stung me.

What a shame I did not appreciate her talent when I had the cahnce to know her/him--but at least my son did.
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saracat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-19-08 02:25 AM
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216. Maddie was a woman.
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dbackjon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-17-08 05:52 PM
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65. I am so sorry
My condolences to you.
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tekisui Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-17-08 05:55 PM
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68. I wish you comfort Bonobo.
I remember reading that you were siblings. Be well, we are thinking of you during this difficult time. :grouphug:
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Tandalayo_Scheisskopf Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-17-08 07:15 PM
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85. *sighhhhhhhh*
Bonobo, I am so deeply sorry for your loss. My heart hurts for you and for MaddieJoan's passing.
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smokey nj Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-17-08 07:42 PM
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89. I'm so sorry, Bonobo
:hug:
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Raster Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-17-08 07:53 PM
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90. Thank you, Bonobo. Absolutely touching.
Bless your heart. Peace be unto you.
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ronnykmarshall Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-17-08 08:00 PM
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93. I never knew she was a voice actor ....
Edited on Wed Dec-17-08 08:02 PM by ronnykmarshall
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maddie_Blaustein

I am so sorry Bonobo.

I lost my brother in 1989.

I'm sorry we had our differences.

Keep the good memories of Maddie Joan Adam in your heart. That's what keeps me going when I think about Mike.
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Canuckistanian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-17-08 09:07 PM
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105. Nice tribute
Thanks, Bonobo.
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Boomer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-17-08 10:29 PM
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114. I will miss her very much
Bonobo,

I knew Maddie from Second Life, as well as from DU. We talked a few times on the phone just this last year, comparing notes on people we both knew when I lived in New York City. Despite all those connections, we had never crossed paths in person and I looked forward to meeting her in person the next time I made it back to the city.

The news of her death has hit the virtual community very hard, and there are threads filled with posts by her friends and admirers. She was known for being passionately outspoken, wickedly funny and uncompromising in her values.

She is being mourned and celebrated. She will be missed by so many people.
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Bonobo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-17-08 10:37 PM
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116. Yes. She was larger than life and I have seen many of these conversations...
I am happy that she made such a mark on life.
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GreenPartyVoter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-17-08 10:48 PM
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122. *hugs*
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LaydeeBug Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-17-08 11:18 PM
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125. Bonobo, Maddie Joan was your sibling? I am so sorry for your loss...
Edited on Wed Dec-17-08 11:20 PM by LaydeeBug
I have no words...only :hug: :hug: :hug: :hug: :hug: :hug: :hug: :hug: :hug: :hug: :hug: :hug:

(I edited to replace "brother" with "sibling". I meant no harm, I promise)
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intheflow Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-17-08 11:19 PM
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126. I'm sorry for both your recent losses, Bonobo.
:hug:
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pinto Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-17-08 11:28 PM
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127. I'm sorry for your losses.
I wish Maddie Joan Adam Blaustein safe journey, as well.
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yardwork Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-17-08 11:46 PM
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131. I didn't know that. I'm very sorry for your loss.
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cliffordu Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-17-08 11:55 PM
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133. bonobo - I am so sorry for your loss.
Hugs to you and your family.
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SaveAmerica Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-17-08 11:55 PM
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134. I suspected you were talking about Maddie Blaustein with your subject line...
My daughter is a huge fan of hers (Meowith) and told me today of her passing. When I saw your subject line it all made sense. She made a great impression on my kids.

I'm sorry for your loss.
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kiva Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-18-08 12:08 AM
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136. My sympathies, Bonobo, and RIP Maddie Joan. n/t
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CitizenLeft Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-18-08 01:56 AM
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143. oh Bonobo, I'm so sorry
Edited on Thu Dec-18-08 02:12 AM by CitizenLeft
What a terrible loss for all who knew and loved her - and, from what I just read on this thread, also for those who didn't know her. The best that any of us can hope for is to leave a marker for ourselves when we leave. She left a big one. I wish you peace and the solace of sweet memories.

ETA: Oh my God, I did "know" her. I just downloaded Malloy's show for the night, and I just heard him speak about her for a few minutes... he said she used to call in to the show as "Smeagle." I remember those calls, she had me cryin', I laughed so hard, way back when he was based in Chicago, when I first listened to him.

I'm so sorry.

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myrna minx Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-18-08 05:21 AM
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154. My heartfelt condolences to you and your family.
:hug: RIP Maddie.
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Lucifer Baphomet Donating Member (2 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-18-08 07:01 AM
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159. My condolences to the family
Bonobo, I knew Maddie initially as "Kendra Bancroft" in Second Life.
We became good friends there, and on the related forums.
Maddie was a gem, and everyone whose life she touched was enriched by it.
A creative genius.

I know another person close to me, who posts here has linked you to tribute threads about Maddie on SL related boards, so you've seen how treasured she was by so many of us.
But, I felt the need to come here, and say something to you,to express my condolences to you and yours.

She will be sorely missed.
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peekaloo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-18-08 08:29 AM
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171. Condolences.
RIP Maddie.

:hug:
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femmedem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-18-08 08:37 AM
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172. I'm so sorry to hear of your loss(es).
Like many of us, I sometimes disagreed with Maddie but always enjoyed reading her posts. She brought such wit, heart and intelligence to the board.

I'll join you in wishing her safe passage. And I'll add my own wishes for peace and comfort to you and your family.
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Marrah_G Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-18-08 08:45 AM
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175. I am sorry for your loss
I can't imagine the grief you and your family are going through.

Your sister was very loved by many of us.

:cry:

Marrah
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blondeatlast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-18-08 09:26 AM
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179. I'm so very sorry, Bonobo.
If you don't mind, I will say a quiet prayer for you and MJ.

Take care. :hug:
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Irishonly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-18-08 10:16 AM
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183. I am sorry for your loss
:hug:
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Lucky 13 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-18-08 10:28 AM
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184. I am so sorry for your loss.
My thoughts are with you and your family.

:hug:
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saracat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-18-08 09:53 PM
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207. Maddie was a wonderful woman. It was sad that she wasn't accepted for what she was by some who were
close to her. She was a lovely witty girl who will be greatly missed. But at least she is now in a better place and accepted for her true self. Rest in peace lovely ,Maddie.
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mt13 Donating Member (281 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-18-08 10:09 PM
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208. i didn't know of MaddieJoan but...
Edited on Thu Dec-18-08 10:10 PM by mt13
when i read this OP and the responses, i did a search on her. my kids grew up with Pokmon and i watched with them. Our FAVORITE character was Meowth. i emailed my college kid to let him know and told my high schooler too. i also listened to her call-in to the Mike Malloy Show as smeagle/golum. it was brilliant! she was quite a talented person.

i lost my brother, too young, just turned 45, too soon, in 1996, to AIDS. i know how terrible a loss that is. please know, there are those that understand. it is not easy, it is damn hard. even now, after 12 years, i will catch an expression on my younger son's face and see my brother there, and totally break down.

keep the good memories. let the differences fade. remember the love.


peace, Bonobo.
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RFKHumphreyObama Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-19-08 08:17 AM
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221. I know my words will be inadequate Bonobo but I'm so very, very sorry
But rest assured you, your family and all those who knew and loved Maddiejoan have my deepest and sincerest thoughts, prayers, condolences and deepest sympathies. I'm so very sorry for your loss. Maddie sounds like a wonderful person who touched the lives of those who knew and loved her. May Maddie rest in peace and once again all the best to you and your family :hug: :hug:
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Zuiderelle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-17-08 04:56 PM
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42. I'm so sorry to hear that!
I had no idea she wasn't well. She will be missed. RIP MJ
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pansypoo53219 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-17-08 05:01 PM
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44. on the bright side.
a very good death. shame she won't get to hillary be secretary of state.
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aquart Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-17-08 05:02 PM
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45. "Died in her sleep."
That is, sadly, the kindest reward for a good life. Rest in peace, MaddieJoan.
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BluegrassDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-17-08 05:06 PM
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47. Well at least she got to live and witness Obama winning the election and making history
R.I.P
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readmoreoften Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-17-08 05:50 PM
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64. She didn't even really like Obama. This is an apolitical thread about our friend.
Please. This isn't about Obama.
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cboy4 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-17-08 05:15 PM
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49. Sniff.
;( :hug:
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FreeState Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-17-08 05:15 PM
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50. RIP MaddieJoan - you will be missed :( n/t
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Beacool Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-17-08 05:22 PM
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52. I'm so sad to hear about Maddie.
I enjoyed "talking" to her through this crazy board. A fellow Hillary supporter amid an ocean of Obamaphiles. We were in the minority and I admired how she always stood her ground with grace and humor.

I was just thinking about her this week and wondering why I hadn't seen her over here for a while.

I'm saddened by her loss and wish to convey to her family and friends my deepest condolences.

Maddie, rest in peace.

:cry:
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Bluebear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-17-08 05:25 PM
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53. She taught me so much. I can't believe it :(
Rest well, dear soul.
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readmoreoften Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-17-08 05:52 PM
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66. I know, Bluebear. I'm sad....
:cry:
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dbackjon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-18-08 03:39 PM
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198. Me too - a whole new appreciation for the struggles of the Transgendered community
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Alexander Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-17-08 05:33 PM
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54. RIP MaddieJoan.
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mkultra Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-17-08 05:37 PM
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55. wow, me and maddie really went at it several times
Im saddened to hear the lose of such a strong contributing voice.

Rest in Peace Maddie.
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uppityperson Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-17-08 05:40 PM
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56. RIP MaddieJoan
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mtnester Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-17-08 05:42 PM
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57. So so so sad...for everyone who wants to know more about her life
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readmoreoften Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-17-08 05:54 PM
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67. Everyone should read this. Thanks for posting.
:(
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tekisui Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-17-08 06:36 PM
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75. Thanks for posting.
I didn't know about her voice work. She called me "a real mensch" once, during the primary battles. I will never forget that.
:cry:
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KoKo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-17-08 10:06 PM
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112. 
Edited on Wed Dec-17-08 10:07 PM by KoKo01
Madeleine Joan Blaustein (commonly credited as Maddie Blaustein, formerly credited as Addie Blaustein and Adam Blaustein) (October 9, 1960 - December 11, 2008) was a transgender voice actress born in Long Island, New York, United States.

Blaustein was, until her death, the voice of Sartorius in Yu-Gi-Oh! GX. She was also most known as the voices of Meowth in Pokmon (Episodes 29-Season 8) and Solomon Muto (Sugoroku Mutou) from Yu-Gi-Oh! second series anime. She was also Chef Kawasaki from Kirby: Right Back At Ya!, Dr. Kureha in One Piece and Arngrim, Lawfer and Lezard in Valkyrie Profile. She was also a comic book writer and artist, having worked for both Marvel Comics<1> and Milestone Comics, and an animation director. Most recently, she served as Creative Director for the recently cancelled Weekly World News. Video game localization coordinator and translator Jeremy Blaustein is her brother.

She provided the voice of Margarete in the English language version of the PlayStation 2 game Shadow Hearts. Most notable is her great variety of voices. In Valkyrie Profile, for example, she was able to perform a very "tough", deep masculine voice (Arngrim), as well as a high-class one (Lawfer) and a suitable and somewhat androgynous voice of a mad scientist/sorcerer (Lezard Valeth). In Shadow Hearts, Margarete is voiced in a deep, feminine, and seductive style. During the 2004 Democratic Party primaries, she appeared as Smagol on the Mike Malloy Show, announcing a satirical presidential bid.<2> She was also the most recent voice actor for E-123 Omega of the Sonic the Hedgehog series.

On December 11, 2008, Maddie Blaustein died in her sleep after a short illness. She was 48.<3>
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Danger Mouse Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-18-08 06:39 PM
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204. i never knew she was meowth!
wow!
she really was a treasure.
i wish i had gotten to wish her well...
i never did...
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norepubsin08 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-17-08 05:43 PM
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58. She's a Democrat
so I am sorry to hear that!!!
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tammywammy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-17-08 05:48 PM
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61. My condolences to her family
Very sad.
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readmoreoften Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-17-08 05:48 PM
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62. What? She was so young! Nooooo!
Oh shit, that's just terrible. She was a great person. Fuck. :(
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dbackjon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-17-08 05:49 PM
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63. Oh my. I am very, very sad
I really, really liked her.
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lightningandsnow Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-17-08 06:02 PM
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69. So sad.
I remember her. She was a genuinely good person. She will be missed.

Condolences to her friends and family.
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PerfectSage Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-17-08 06:03 PM
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70. Sweet dreams in the non local spacetime Quantum Self
Bye MaddieJoan

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crispini Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-17-08 06:08 PM
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71. oh dear
condolences. :(
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d_b Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-17-08 06:19 PM
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72. damn.
Edited on Wed Dec-17-08 06:23 PM by d_b
hadn't seen him/her around in forever =(

A classic Du'er.

RIP MaddieJoan :cry:
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northofdenali Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-17-08 06:23 PM
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73. Over the Rainbow, MaddieJoan -
and think of us left here without your wit and wisdom.

:cry:
:loveya:
:cry:
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shawmut Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-17-08 06:25 PM
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74. So sad
RIP, MaddieJoan. :(
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Joe the Revelator Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-17-08 06:46 PM
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76. I am shocked and saddened to hear this
I was a big fan of hers, even if we found ourselves many times of opposite sides of the fence. My thoughts are with her family and friends. Here's hoping that she has safe travels to whatever comes next.


Was she sick?
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jefferson_dem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-17-08 06:47 PM
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77. Oh my.
MaddieJoan. You were a Progressive Patriot, a Loyal Democrat, a DU Original...

RIP My Dear.
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HarukaTheTrophyWife Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-17-08 06:55 PM
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78. This just sucks -- I'll miss you Maddie
:cry:

She was awesome.
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Laelth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-17-08 06:55 PM
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79. Oh, that is sad news.
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MasonJar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-17-08 06:57 PM
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80. Is there something wrong with a DU POSTER being proHillary? I
supported Hillary proudly. My condolences to MaddieJoan's loved ones, and kudos to her for standing up for her beliefs.
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rhett o rick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-17-08 06:57 PM
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81. RIP
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sniffa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-17-08 07:00 PM
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82. That's sad
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saracat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-17-08 07:08 PM
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83.  OMG. I didn't know. I loved Maddie. How very sad.
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NanceGreggs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-17-08 07:12 PM
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84. This is truly sad news ...
... safe passage, MaddieJoan.

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Big Blue Marble Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-17-08 07:15 PM
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86. I am so sad to hear this.
MaddieJoan and I had great fun during the early primaries. She supported Hillary and I, Obama. And
yet we were able to keep our sense of humor at that intense time. I still have her pm's.

I have not seen her here since the early summer and I have missed her wonderful sense of humor
and playfulness. I will now miss it ever so much more. Go gently Maddie into the night knowing
you were greatly loved by many here as well as in the "real world."
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proud patriot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-17-08 07:25 PM
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87. Oh no ! :-(
My deepest condolences to her Family and Friends .

:cry: :hug: :cry:
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Rowdyboy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-17-08 09:52 PM
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110. A real loss to our community.....her voice will be missed
Rest in peace my friend
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Divine Discontent Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-17-08 07:29 PM
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88. rest sweet soul... rest.... eom
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chieftain Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-17-08 07:55 PM
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91. MaddieJoan ripped into me one night on the Board in what
I thought was an entirely inappropriate way. We went back and forth until the thread got locked. After that I made a point of reading her posts. Her contributions gave me an entirely different prism through which to view the world. I had always prided myself on my liberal tolerance of the gay lifestyle. Reading her made me feel to a small degree the hurt, pain and anger created not just by ignorant fundies but also by smug bystanders in this human liberation battle like myself.
I am sorry that I never got the chance to tell MaddieJoan of the impact she had on my thinking. She left the board before my thought processes altered. But I thank her for her angry honesty. And I believe that she will be welcomed in heaven with open arms.
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BleedingHeartPatriot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-17-08 07:57 PM
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92. MaddieJoan gone from us. That is a terrible loss.
The world is less bright, she had such a gift of heart and wit.

Devasting news. Heartbreaking news.
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Window Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-17-08 08:10 PM
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94. May Maddiejoan RIP. Condolences to all family and friends.
Sorry to hear she has passed.
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Ayesha Donating Member (587 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-17-08 08:16 PM
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95. Oh my goodness
I did not know her, but two of the communities I belong to, DU and Second Life, are mourning her passing. She must have been an amazing person. RIP MaddieJoan.
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PeaceNikki Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-17-08 08:33 PM
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96. Peace and comfort to all who loved her.
:hug:
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joeybee12 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-17-08 08:34 PM
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97. This breaks my heart...I was wondering where she'd gone...
...I loved her posts, and we will all miss her.
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JohnnyLib2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-17-08 08:42 PM
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98. Sad, sad, sad.

RIP
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pacalo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-17-08 08:47 PM
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99. She sounded like a great person to know. So sorry.
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MadMaddie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-17-08 08:50 PM
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100. RIP MaddieJoan RIP
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JuniperLea Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-17-08 08:51 PM
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101. RIP MaddieJoan...
Condolences to the family... so very sad to lose a good person.
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RiverStone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-17-08 08:59 PM
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102. Thanks MaddieJoan for being part of our community
You will be missed.

peace and condolences to her family....
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LaydeeBug Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-17-08 09:01 PM
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103. MaddieJoan was one of my favorites...I can't believe it
i am so sad.
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makinguphumans Donating Member (89 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-17-08 09:05 PM
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104. Peace now dear Maddie. I feel empty.
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BootinUp Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-17-08 09:16 PM
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106. Oh no.
I so enjoyed her posts and sense of humor, condolences to her friends and family. Rest in peace MaddieJoan.
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earth mom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-17-08 09:31 PM
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107. RIP MaddieJoan, and condolences to her family.
:grouphug:
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Rhiannon12866 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-17-08 09:43 PM
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108. I am so very sorry!
We've lost too many good people here. My heart goes out to her friends and family... ;(
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Sebastian Doyle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-17-08 09:51 PM
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109. I'm more familiar with her "appearances" on the Mike Malloy show than her time at DU.
Seems she was much loved here though, and I thought her "Smeagol" character was great. Mike Malloy just gave her a "shout out" on the air tonight, and said something about dying in your sleep being an indication of a good life or words to that effect.

My condolences to her family and those of you who knew her a lot better than I did. :(
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foxfeet Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-17-08 09:59 PM
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111. RIP MaddieJoan.
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KoKo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-17-08 10:29 PM
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113. I always liked her quirky sense of humor...and am so sorry to hear of her passing.
Regards to her family...what a terrible loss. Her voice work will live on... and those of us who remember her postings will remember also.

Thank you for posting this and the links to the "Real Maddie" and her work.
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bluedawg12 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-17-08 10:37 PM
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115. RIP Maddie Joan - be at peace.
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DCBob Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-17-08 10:44 PM
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117. Yeah, I remember her too. She was hard core Hillary,.. but thoughtful and fair.
I will miss her too. RIP MaddieJoan.
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SwampG8r Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-17-08 10:45 PM
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118. i can see maddie
now in heaven schooling god on whats been done in his name down here

rest well maddie where will i find another so worthy in arguement?

bonobo i hope you are well and you have my tears and condolences
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catnhatnh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-17-08 10:46 PM
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119. Condolences to Bonobo...
...and also all her DU friends...

Now at last, she can cross the Shifting Sands.
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GreenPartyVoter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-17-08 10:46 PM
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120. Oh no! Good bye, MaddieJoan :^(
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windbreeze Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-17-08 11:08 PM
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123. Ohhhhhhh nooooo....
Edited on Wed Dec-17-08 11:13 PM by windbreeze
I read and enjoyed her posts...sorry to hear this...peace, comfort and sympathy to those who were close, and wishing a peaceful rest to MaddieJoan...wb
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Chovexani Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-17-08 11:11 PM
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124. Oh my god.
I loved Maddie.

I don't even know what to say. :cry:
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Catchawave Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-17-08 11:30 PM
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128. For MaddieJoan....
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DUlover2909 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-17-08 11:38 PM
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129. sad to see any of us lost.
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Lithos Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-17-08 11:40 PM
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130. Very sad
While I know her strong stance in the primary and post-primary upset many, you could tell the passion was from the heart and that she was a good person.

My condolences to her family and friends. We need more people like her in these times.

:hug:

L-
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Jamastiene Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-18-08 12:04 AM
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135. RIP sweet MaddieJoan
You made me feel alive and hopeful again in a time when I felt like I couldn't even breathe. Your kind words to me when I had been kicked hard by life made the difference in whether I let things get to me and depress me or I held my head up high and lived on knowing I have worth in this world. Not many people can do that with me. I'm not easy to reason with when I am like that. You did. I hope you knew how much that meant to me. Words cannot express the feeling of sadness and emptiness your passing will create in a not so great world. You will MOST DEFINITELY be missed.

I wish you were still here. I love you. :cry:
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Chulanowa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-18-08 12:25 AM
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137. Be at peace, MaddieJoan
I sure didn't agree with her, but it's always bad news to hear about someone you knew, however vaguely, has passed away.
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ClayZ Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-18-08 12:37 AM
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138. Rest in Peace, MaddieJoan...
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David Zephyr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-18-08 12:51 AM
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139. Oh. This is too much.
I haven't been coming to the DU much at all lately. Today I did.

And now I'm seeing this horrible news about precious MaddieJoan.

May you rest in peace you sweet, sweet friend.

You made us better, MaddieJoan.

My deepest sympathy to your loved ones.


:cry:
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cbayer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-18-08 12:58 AM
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140. So sad. Classy and articulate. She will be missed.
:toast:
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SeattleGirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-18-08 01:15 AM
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141. My condolences to her family.
I liked MaddieJoan.

I didn't always agree with her, but I liked her.

RIP, MaddieJoan.

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donheld Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-18-08 01:46 AM
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142. That's very sad
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Withywindle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-18-08 02:06 AM
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144. RIP, MaddieJoan!
This is terrible news. She brought so much to this board. I think I might even have enjoyed her posts most when I agreed with them the least.

Turns out that's just the tip of the iceberg of what an awesome person she was. :cry:

My condolences to all her family and friends everywhere.
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sampsonblk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-18-08 02:14 AM
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145. My condolences to her family - NT
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Hekate Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-18-08 02:39 AM
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146. Oh my. RIP, Maddiejoan, and condolences to your family. She will be missed. nt
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tavalon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-18-08 02:58 AM
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147. Is she the one who had the frog with big teeth?
I'm very sorry
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mtnester Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-18-08 05:02 AM
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153. No, that is Maddy McCall
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Lucian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-18-08 03:02 AM
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148. Oh no.
My condolences to her friends and family. :( :cry:
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quakerboy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-18-08 03:30 AM
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149. Best to the family and friends
I hope we all take what we can from what she brought to us.
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nemo137 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-18-08 03:43 AM
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150. I am sorry to hear that. I wish her family peace.
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lapfog_1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-18-08 04:06 AM
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151. I enjoyed our discussions about Hillary v. Obama.
She was always very kind to me and respected my opinion, even if she vehemently disagreed with everything I wrote.

I'm very sorry to hear of her passing.

She will be missed.
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girl gone mad Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-18-08 04:09 AM
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152. So sorry to hear that.
She will be missed here.

My condolences to Bonobo and the rest of her family and friends.
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Hissyspit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-18-08 05:39 AM
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155. Post by maddiejoan from one of my threads back in February;
I saw McCain on Leno last night

I'm no longer worried about him being elected President.

He doesn't have a chance.

Bright gal. :)

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SalmonChantedEvening Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-18-08 06:08 AM
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156. RIP MaddieJoan
Edited on Thu Dec-18-08 06:09 AM by SalmonChantedEvening
Sincere condolences to her family :cry:
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Kahuna Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-18-08 06:24 AM
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157. RIP, MaddieJoan. nt
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K Gardner Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-18-08 06:50 AM
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158. So so sorry to hear this.
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ejbr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-18-08 07:02 AM
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160. Good bye MaddieJoan
we look forward to seeing you at the DemocraticUnderground in the sky.
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rAVES Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-18-08 07:05 AM
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161. Rest in peace, Maddie :(
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malaise Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-18-08 07:16 AM
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162. Deepest sympathy
to MaddieJoan's family and friends.
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Highway61 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-18-08 07:31 AM
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163. I did not know who she was
But losing anyone from this DU family is a big loss. Safe passage my friend.
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sufrommich Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-18-08 07:38 AM
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164. How terribly sad. She was one of my favorite posters here.
Very,very sad.
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The_Commonist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-18-08 07:38 AM
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165. My condolences to her family.
Very sad...
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shadowknows69 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-18-08 07:45 AM
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166. She was DU so she was family no matter if you locked horns with her or not
Good journey Maddie. Rest in peace. Your "face" will be missed here. :cry:
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MarianJack Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-18-08 07:56 AM
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167. Peace to MaddieJoan...
...and comfort & condolences to her family.

Thank you for sharing this sad news.
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Duppers Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-18-08 08:05 AM
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168. Very sorry to hear
Condolences to her family and friends.

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leftynyc Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-18-08 08:11 AM
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169. Rest in Peace MaddieJoan
Prayers for those she loved and who loved her.
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1awake Donating Member (852 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-18-08 08:17 AM
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170. So very sad..
My condolences to you and her family. Someone who I can remember with ease, and will never be able to forget. Thoughts and prayers.


~LK~
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bdamomma Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-18-08 08:38 AM
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173. Oh how sad.
My deepest sympathies to her family, I think I remember her posts. Terrible news.
:-(
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Marrah_G Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-18-08 08:39 AM
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174. Oh no..........
Oh Maddie........

You were loved, you will be missed.

May you truly rest in piece now.

Marrah
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bdamomma Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-18-08 09:03 AM
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176. Mike Malloy just mentioned MaddieJoan
last night in his show. RIP MaddieJoan.
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Fovea Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-18-08 09:07 AM
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177. RIP MaddieJoan
Rest and return.
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lady raven Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-18-08 09:21 AM
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178. Peace to you, Maddiejoan, and to your family. n/t
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LWolf Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-18-08 10:05 AM
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181. .
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Irishonly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-18-08 10:10 AM
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182. I am so sorry
My deepest sympathies to her family and friends.
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Bonobo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-18-08 10:38 AM
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185. Rec # 96.
Everything reminds me.

At my kid's concert last night in Junior high, someone played the theme from the "Mission" by Morricone.

It was the story of 2 brothers, one killed by the other in a fight over a woman. The killer, Robert DeNiro, was stricken with grief, but with the intervention of the priest, Jeremy Irons, he found death and peace from his guilt. Such heart-rending music. I couldn't help but cry.
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Marie26 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-18-08 10:46 AM
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186. Oh no.
I'm so sorry to hear that. I do remember her & liked her very much; she seemed like such a wonderful person. My condolences to her friends & family.
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madmom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-18-08 10:50 AM
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187. Go in Peace dear MaddieJoan
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boobooday Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-18-08 10:50 AM
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188. RIP
Very sad.
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stlsaxman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-18-08 10:55 AM
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189. I knew of MaddieJoan only from her posts on DU... she will be deeply missed here.
She did much wonderful work in this time and place.

Gentle passage, Maddie.
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Tarc Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-18-08 01:13 PM
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190. Very sorry to hear. I remember her well from the GD:Primaries heyday
We often posted in the same threads, though rarely to each other as we were on the same side. A fellow tenacious and spirited Hillary fan indeed.

:(
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DesertFlower Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-18-08 01:39 PM
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191. i'm so sorry to hear this.
MaddieJoan and I had some interesting conversations. may she RIP.
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192. Deleted message
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SheWhoMustBeObeyed Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-18-08 01:52 PM
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193. I have been missing her, and now I'll always miss her
Condolences to all her family, friends and fans everywhere.
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Kajsa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-18-08 02:37 PM
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194. I am so sorry to hear this!
Edited on Thu Dec-18-08 02:38 PM by Kajsa
She was a very good person,
and she will be missed.
My condolences to her family and friends.

:grouphug:

Rest in peace, MaddieJoan.
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1corona4u Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-18-08 03:09 PM
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195. Oh no! I loved MaddieJoan!
My condolences. Such a loss. :(
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1620rock Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-18-08 03:13 PM
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196. God rest you and keep you my frtiend.
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Dappleganger Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-18-08 03:18 PM
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197. May peace be with her family and friends--so sorry to hear this.
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Joanne98 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-18-08 03:58 PM
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199. RIP Maddie. God bless your family!
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Occam Bandage Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-18-08 04:17 PM
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200. That's shocking, and very sad. nt
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theHandpuppet Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-18-08 04:38 PM
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201. A terrible loss
Maddie was truly one of the good ones. She will truly be missed.

Condolences to her many friends and family.
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SaveOurDemocracy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-18-08 06:16 PM
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202. MaddieJoan was one of the highlights of DU. I loved
her outspoken wit. It was a sad day when she was banned from DU ... and a much much sadder day now.

She will be remembered and missed.

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Tektonik Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-18-08 06:41 PM
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205. Whoa, jesus
Too soon. :(
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griswold73 Donating Member (2 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-18-08 09:38 PM
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206. Peace & Love
I'm really bonito but my wife singed up here a few days ago and I can't log in as bonito anymore.
:shrug:
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Dinger Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-18-08 10:29 PM
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209. Oh No
I remember her well. Her being pro-Hillary didn't upset me a bit. Bless her, she'll be missed.
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Dinger Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-18-08 10:37 PM
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210. How About If DU Removes His Tombstone Out Of Respect?
Just a suggestion.
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saracat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-19-08 02:24 AM
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215.  It is disrespectful to refer to Maddie Joan as "He".
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Dinger Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-19-08 07:33 AM
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220. Sorry, But I've Seen Her Referred To As "He" And "She" In This Thread
I sure don't want to be disrespectful in any way. I am so sorry if I offended anyone, really. I am shocked at this news. I have missed Maddie Joan on this board, and it is hard for me to believe she's gone. May she rest in peace.
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saracat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-19-08 12:00 PM
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223. No problem. I understand the confusion and I see where you did refer to her as a she.
It is just that some close to her refused to accept her for what she was and it was so important to Maddie.One close to her even suggestted she was "mentally ill" and it was hurtful for her to be rejected in that way. I am sure you liked and respected Maddie as did many of us. I too will miss her.
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October Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-18-08 10:46 PM
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211. Peace....
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rasputin1952 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-18-08 10:55 PM
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213. My sincerest condolences...
may the pain pass swiftly, may the memories be sweet.

RIP MaddieJoan...may your spirit find the rest you deserve.
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Snarkoleptic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-19-08 12:21 AM
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214. Avatar...n/t
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VolcanoJen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-19-08 03:48 AM
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217. Very sad news!
Wow, Maddie could give as good as she got. That's very sad to hear, unexpected, and my thoughts are with her family.

:-(
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Tuesday Afternoon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-19-08 03:53 AM
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218. I am sorry to see this. Dearest Maddie. May she rest in peace.
My condolences to her family at this time. Peace to all of us. :grouphug:
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kywildcat Donating Member (529 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-19-08 04:54 AM
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219. RIP Maddie.
:cry: You will be missed.
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Mad_Dem_X Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-19-08 09:06 AM
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222. My condolences to her family and friends.
May she rest in peace.
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