Archive for the 'R.I.P.' Category

Rest In Peace Elizabeth Edwards

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Democrats, Edwards, R.I.P.

We all (unfortunately) knew the hell she went through the past couple years while battling incurable cancer. The reason I don’t link to that nonsense is out of respect. I’m sure you can understand. Personally, I’m glad her suffering is over, even though I’m so sorry that her children have lost their mother. That’s certainly […]

December 7th, 2010 | Permalink| 1 Comment »

Edward Kennedy, 1932 – 2009

By The Pajama Pundit | Related entries in Kennedy, R.I.P.

I know that Justin already posted about this, but I wanted to add my two coppers. I didn’t always agree with Senator Kennedy — both in politics, and in personality — but I have a respect for the man and what he accomplished in his many years in public service. Politico: His career spanned almost […]

August 26th, 2009 | Permalink| 5 Comments »

Ted Kennedy Has Passed

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Kennedy, R.I.P.

The brain cancer finally caught up with him at age 77. Some more from ABC: Kennedy was first elected to the Senate in 1962, at the age of 30, and his tenure there would span four decades. A hardworking, well-liked politician who became the standard-bearer of his brothers’ liberal causes, his career was clouded by […]

August 26th, 2009 | Permalink| 2 Comments »

The Public Option Is Dead, Dead, Dead

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Health Care, R.I.P., Video

Yesterday, Obama positioned the public option as something that everybody was getting hung up on. Not only that Kent Conrad said he wouldn’t vote for legislation that had it in it and neither would Blue Dog Dems or moderate Repubs. Well, now HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius is continuing the meme that the public option isn’t […]

August 16th, 2009 | Permalink| 23 Comments »

Journalism Icon Walter Cronkite Passes

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in R.I.P.

He was the face of CBS Evening News for the better part of two decades and known as the most trusted man in America. Even his famous sign off, “And that’s the way it is,” speaks to the type of objectivity Cronkite seemed to value above all else. This brings up a broader question about […]

July 17th, 2009 | Permalink| 38 Comments »

R.I.P John Updike

By Alan Stewart Carl | Related entries in Culture, R.I.P.

The great writer John Updike has died at the age of 76. I say writer, because Updike was more than a novelist. He was a storyteller, an essayist, a man of letters in a way that is rare in our current age. With Updike’s passing we have one less literary great who was widely known […]

January 27th, 2009 | Permalink| 5 Comments »

With Small Government Dead, What Now?

By Alan Stewart Carl | Related entries in Congress, Conservatism, General Politics, R.I.P., United States

With the $700 billion market bailout inflating the power of government and a big-spending, big-regulating lDemocrat or a big-spending, big-regulating Republican poised to take the White House, a lot of experts and politicians are giving last rites to small government. Just today, I’m reading the era of small government is over. And Reagan capitalism is […]

October 15th, 2008 | Permalink| 5 Comments »

Paul Newman Has Died

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Film, R.I.P.

Rest in peace. Tweet

September 27th, 2008 | Permalink| 1 Comment »

The Weasel, Twelve Monkeys And The Shrub

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in General Politics, History, McCain, R.I.P.

The author David Foster Wallace was found dead two days go from a suicide. Many of you probably know him as the mind behind “Infinite Jest,” but in 2000 he wrote a piece for The Rolling Stone about John McCain and his run for the White House. Trust me, it’s a must read…especially for observations […]

September 14th, 2008 | Permalink| 3 Comments »

Tony Snow, R.I.P.

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Media, R.I.P.

His battle with colon cancer has finally come to an end. Joe Gandelman, a former newsman, weighs in on Snow’s legacy… Snow was a public figure who truly seemed to have fun at his job and did it well. He was the quintessential broadcasting pro who put a professional TV face on the White House […]

July 12th, 2008 | Permalink| No Comments »