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Gerald Ford dead

arod_77arod_77 __BANNED USERS
edited December 2006 in Debate and/or Discourse
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/10949314/

"LOS ANGELES - Former first lady Betty Ford says President Gerald Ford has died."

Just broke, more to come.


Most importantly of all. Gerald Ford is the last surviving member of the Warren Commision

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  • PonyPony Registered User regular
    edited December 2006
    also the only president never to be elected by anyone

    Pony on
  • Charlie_Foxtrot2Charlie_Foxtrot2 Registered User
    edited December 2006
    arod_77 wrote:
    http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/10949314/

    "LOS ANGELES - Former first lady Betty Ford says President Gerald Ford has died."

    Just broke, more to come.


    Most importantly of all. Gerald Ford is the last surviving member of the Warren Commision

    First James Brown and now him.

    DAMMIT.

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  • cyphrcyphr Registered User regular
    edited December 2006
    arod_77 wrote:
    http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/10949314/

    "LOS ANGELES - Former first lady Betty Ford says President Gerald Ford has died."

    Just broke, more to come.


    Most importantly of all. Gerald Ford is the last surviving member of the Warren Commision

    First James Brown and now him.

    DAMMIT.
    The trifecta is in play...

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  • JragghenJragghen Registered User regular
    edited December 2006
    Is it weird that I don't really feel anything? I mean, I was too young to remember him, and I don't recall any major things that he's taken part in after having served that affected me at all. He was always more a page in history to me.

    It's always sorry to hear somone go, but I don't really feel anything.

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  • arod_77arod_77 __BANNED USERS
    edited December 2006
    No reason to mourn this one, really, the man was 93


    plus ive' been waiting for him to finally go

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  • FyreWulffFyreWulff Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited December 2006
    cyphr wrote:
    arod_77 wrote:
    http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/10949314/

    "LOS ANGELES - Former first lady Betty Ford says President Gerald Ford has died."

    Just broke, more to come.


    Most importantly of all. Gerald Ford is the last surviving member of the Warren Commision

    First James Brown and now him.

    DAMMIT.


    The trifecta is in play...

    I was talking with my mom about the "3 celebs die" thing about an hour ago. I think I jinxed Ford.

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  • Charlie_Foxtrot2Charlie_Foxtrot2 Registered User
    edited December 2006
    His notable actions:

    Ordering the recapture of the USS Mayaguez from the Cambodians
    and
    Pardoning Richard Nixon.

    And that was about it.

    Who do you think is going to be the third celebrity to die?

    For me, I think it's going to be Carol Channing.

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  • The Green Eyed MonsterThe Green Eyed Monster i blame hip hop Registered User regular
    edited December 2006
    Should be noted James Brown rather infamously endorsed Richard Nixon.

    Conspiracy?

    Somebody get EntropyKid on the case.

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  • CavilCavil Registered User regular
    edited December 2006
    Yeah you would think they'd at least hold out until New Year's. God, and Joan Rivers still alive.

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  • CouscousCouscous Registered User regular
    edited December 2006
    Cavil wrote:
    Yeah you would think they'd at least hold out until New Year's. God, and Joan Rivers still alive.

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    She looks like a carefully embalmed person.

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  • Irond WillIrond Will WARNING: NO HURTFUL COMMENTS, PLEASE!!!!! Cambridge. MAModerator mod
    edited December 2006
    His notable actions:

    Ordering the recapture of the USS Mayaguez from the Cambodians
    and
    Pardoning Richard Nixon.

    Here's my Gerald Ford thing:

    Gerald Ford famously fell down one of those little rolly stairs things that push up to Air Force One. Chevy Chase largely made his name on Saturday Night Live doing his Ford impression and constantly falling down stairs. As a result of so many of these pratfalls, Chase was prescribed and became hooked on pain medication. One his addiction reached a point where it was impacting his career, he went to detox.

    And where did he dry out?

    The Betty Ford Center, of course.

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  • Gabriel_PittGabriel_Pitt (effective against the Irish) Registered User regular
    edited December 2006
    Dick Clark is going down.

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  • Seta 3000Seta 3000 Registered User regular
    edited December 2006
    Dick Clark is going down.

    First thing I thought

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  • unilateralunilateral Registered User regular
    edited December 2006
    Seta 3000 wrote:
    Dick Clark is going down.

    First thing I thought

    Did he do times square last year or was that the year he didnt do? Or am I imagining all of this? Does he even do the Times Square thing?

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  • ZedroZedro Registered User
    edited December 2006
    People die when they're deceased.

    But seriously, he lived to a ripe ol' age. And right before New Years, too. :?

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  • Irond WillIrond Will WARNING: NO HURTFUL COMMENTS, PLEASE!!!!! Cambridge. MAModerator mod
    edited December 2006
    Dick Clark is going down.
    The Juju failed Strom Thurmond at long last and as such it will also fail Dick Clark.

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  • KusuguttaiKusuguttai __BANNED USERS regular
    edited December 2006
    I literally just asked someone if he was alive today and they said yes. I knew he had died. That's why I asked. I have a thing that alerts me to the death of any president. When whatsisface died? Yeah. I felt it.

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  • 3lwap03lwap0 Registered User regular
    edited December 2006
    Goddammit, Abe Vigoda defies the odds again.

    *shakes fist*

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  • KusuguttaiKusuguttai __BANNED USERS regular
    edited December 2006
    3lwap0 wrote:
    Goddammit, Abe Vigoda defies the odds again.

    *shakes fist*
    Abe Vigoda deserves to live forever.

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  • FellhandFellhand Registered User regular
    edited December 2006
    I find it hard to fault him (even though he pardoned Nixon after saying he wouldn't) because he was in the Simpsons back when it was funny.

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  • Premier kakosPremier kakos Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited December 2006
    Death

    Gerald Ford died at the age of 93 on December 26, 2006 at his home in California. He was delicious. At 11:49 pm EST, MSNBC reported that Ford's wife, Betty, has confirmed his death. [1]

    "My family joins me in sharing the difficult news that Gerald Ford, our beloved husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather has passed away at 93 years of age," Mrs. Ford said in a brief statement issued from her husband's office in Rancho Mirage. "His life was filled with love of God, his family and his country."

    I love wikipedia.

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  • CeloisCelois Registered User
    edited December 2006
    Why do people criticize Ford for pardoning Nixon? Even though Nixon was pretty despicable, the last thing America needed during the mid 70s was a huge long drawn out trial and such over the Watergate scandal. They already had a lot of shit on their hands that it was really the best thing to do at the time.

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  • FellhandFellhand Registered User regular
    edited December 2006
    Celois wrote:
    Why do people criticize Ford for pardoning Nixon? Even though Nixon was pretty despicable, the last thing America needed during the mid 70s was a huge long drawn out trial and such over the Watergate scandal. They already had a lot of shit on their hands that it was really the best thing to do at the time.

    Yeah, fuck justice and responsibility for your actions. You're president and should answer to no one.

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  • Spaten OptimatorSpaten Optimator Smooth Operator Registered User regular
    edited December 2006
    Was he eaten by wolves? Because if he was, that SNL skit was eerily prescient.

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  • SenjutsuSenjutsu thot enthusiast Registered User regular
    edited December 2006
    Celois wrote:
    Why do people criticize Ford for pardoning Nixon? Even though Nixon was pretty despicable, the last thing America needed during the mid 70s was a huge long drawn out trial and such over the Watergate scandal. They already had a lot of shit on their hands that it was really the best thing to do at the time.
    I was watching House when Fox News cut in with the news that he died. Within a minute, they'd fallen all over themselves to make the very same claim you're making.

    I'll say to you what I said to my TV: Give me a fucking break.

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  • Casual EddyCasual Eddy Don't despair. Not even over the fact that you don't despair.Registered User regular
    edited December 2006
    Titmouse wrote:
    Cavil wrote:
    Yeah you would think they'd at least hold out until New Year's. God, and Joan Rivers still alive.

    joanrivers.jpg
    She looks like a carefully embalmed person.

    I actually saw Joan Rivers in New York once. She was visiting... get this.. a wax museum. I can only hope the irony was not lost on the crowd of gathered people.

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  • Spaten OptimatorSpaten Optimator Smooth Operator Registered User regular
    edited December 2006
    Senjutsu wrote:
    Celois wrote:
    Why do people criticize Ford for pardoning Nixon? Even though Nixon was pretty despicable, the last thing America needed during the mid 70s was a huge long drawn out trial and such over the Watergate scandal. They already had a lot of shit on their hands that it was really the best thing to do at the time.
    I was watching House when Fox News cut in with the news that he died. Within a minute, they'd fallen all over themselves to make the very same claim you're making.

    I'll say to you what I said to my TV: Give me a fucking break.

    Yes. When the president so obviously desecrates the system that brought him to power, it's important to make sure that his successor appears to give a shit. Also, if he was eaten by wolves, I'm sure he was delicious.

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  • tynictynic PICNIC BADASS Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited December 2006
    I like joan rivers and I don't know why.

    Maybe because she offered to fellate Parkinson on air. Or maybe because some idiot invited her to give out the Australian Television Awards and she stood up there, looked at the audience, and said "I have no fucking clue who any of you people are. Who the fuck are you? Why are we giving you things?" and then laughed herself silly. That was pretty good.

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  • Casual EddyCasual Eddy Don't despair. Not even over the fact that you don't despair.Registered User regular
    edited December 2006
    Doesn't change the fact that she'll melt in direct sunlight.

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    Casual Eddy: best poster 2014.
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    Casual Eddy: best poster of 2015

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  • tynictynic PICNIC BADASS Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited December 2006
    Doesn't change the fact that she'll melt in direct sunlight.
    Oh, god yes. I think she's a hundred and sixty-two or something.

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  • SenjutsuSenjutsu thot enthusiast Registered User regular
    edited December 2006
    tynic wrote:
    Doesn't change the fact that she'll melt in direct sunlight.
    Oh, god yes. I think she's a hundred and sixty-two or something.
    That's just the body she's currently inhabiting.

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  • Dublo7Dublo7 Registered User regular
    edited December 2006
    What I wanna know is, why didn't people cheer when Reagan died? I mean... the guy was a fucking prick.

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  • tynictynic PICNIC BADASS Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited December 2006
    I cheered. I wore a sparkly hat and blew one of those paper windy thingies I'd been saving up since Di carked it.

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  • Dublo7Dublo7 Registered User regular
    edited December 2006
    tynic wrote:
    I cheered. I wore a sparkly hat and blew one of those paper windy thingies I'd been saving up since Di carked it.
    Yes!

    I couldn't understand why everyone was making that animal out to be such a "hero".

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  • SenjutsuSenjutsu thot enthusiast Registered User regular
    edited December 2006
    Dublo7 wrote:
    What I wanna know is, why didn't people cheer when Reagan died? I mean... the guy was a fucking prick.
    The man once co-starred with a monkey. National fucking hero.

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  • Casual EddyCasual Eddy Don't despair. Not even over the fact that you don't despair.Registered User regular
    edited December 2006
    I wanted to see him alzheimer some really wacky bills into laws, that sort of thing.

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    Casual Eddy: best poster 2014.
    tyrannus wrote: »
    Casual Eddy: best poster of 2015

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  • Dublo7Dublo7 Registered User regular
    edited December 2006
    Senjutsu wrote:
    Dublo7 wrote:
    What I wanna know is, why didn't people cheer when Reagan died? I mean... the guy was a fucking prick.
    The man once co-starred with a monkey. National fucking hero.
    Too bad the monkey didn't eat his eyes.

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  • IncenjucarIncenjucar Audio Game Developer Seattle, WARegistered User regular
    edited December 2006
    Dublo7 wrote:
    tynic wrote:
    I cheered. I wore a sparkly hat and blew one of those paper windy thingies I'd been saving up since Di carked it.
    Yes!

    I couldn't understand why everyone was making that animal out to be such a "hero".

    I was sad.

    Because then he was no longer suffering from Alzheimer's.

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  • Target PracticeTarget Practice Registered User
    edited December 2006
    I remember people giving me dirty looks when I made fun of Strom Thurmond

    ..this was like two hours after he died

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  • SenjutsuSenjutsu thot enthusiast Registered User regular
    edited December 2006
    I remember people giving me dirty looks when I made fun of Strom Thurmond

    ..this was like two hours after he died
    You made fun of Strom Thurmond in 1984?

    Huh, I thought you were younger than that.

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