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Not a big fan of Crosby (he just didn't do it for me but he had talent) and had a tremendous amount of respect for Trebek. I wish them both peace!
 

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Norm Crosby "Football & Little League" on The Ed Sullivan Show


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Norm Crosby's Stand-up Comedy (1997) - MDA Telethon

 
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Hal Ketchum dead at 67.
 

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Early onset Alzheimer's... never a good sign...


Hal Ketchum, legendary country music artist, dies at 67 after battle with dementia
By Allen Kim

Country music singer Hal Ketchum passed away at the age of 67 on Monday night due to complications from dementia, his wife said.
"With great sadness and grief we announce that Hal passed away peacefully last night at home due to complications of dementia," Ketchum's wife, Andrea, confirmed in a post on the late singer's Facebook page and website.

"May his music live on forever in your hearts and bring you peace."

Ketchum, who was known for country music hits such as "Small Town Saturday Night" and "Long Haired Country Boy," released his first album in 1988. He would go on to release 10 more albums, according to his website.
 

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Shite. One year older than me and dead from dementia? Good grief.
 

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Shite. One year older than me and dead from dementia? Good grief.

Alcohol and pills (and coke) prematurely aged him, he used up his allotted heartbeats early.

 

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In StarWars series Darth Vader was to pick-up Palpatine ( Military Press style) over his head and throw Palpatine to his death. The rigging to do the lift was too cumbersome and kept getting in the shot. So David being a bodybuilder and powerlifter said I can lift him. He did the scene without mechanical assistance.
The video below is THREE YEARS OLD:
 

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Walter Williams. Truly a great America who said Fuck You to the Democrat-Plantation Establishment.

From Tom Woods:

The great economist and syndicated columnist Walter Williams has died.

In addition to his column and public speaking, Professor Williams wrote numerous books with provocative titles, including The State Against Blacks, Race and Economics: How Much Can Discrimination Explain?, and Up From the Projects: An Autobiography.

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His message didn't win him much adulation from the Al Sharptons of the world. He argued that the evidence just didn't bear out the claim that racial disparities in income were caused in any significant measure by "discrimination." He had zero sympathy for rioters and looters, and refused to trot out the "yes, but they're very upset" line of argument that we regularly hear from the excuse factory.

His hilarious "Proclamation of Amnesty and Pardon to All Persons of European Descent" ends with this:

"Therefore, from this day forward Americans of European ancestry can stand straight and proud knowing they are without guilt and thus obliged not to act like damn fools in their relationships with Americans of African ancestry. -- Walter E. Williams, Gracious and Generous Grantor"

Instead of cheering on the state, Williams chronicled the myriad ways, most of them concealed, that the state harmed blacks instead of helping them.

Most people probably got to know Walter Williams back when he was a fill-in host for Rush Limbaugh. Good old Professor Williams always pushed the envelope, and was willing to entertain topics and positions Rush himself would never have touched.

I know for a fact that my friend Bob Murphy, the brilliant economist most of you know, credits Professor Williams for getting him interested in economics, and the great Eric July says Williams helped convert him to libertarianism. He was one of my favorite columnists from my days as a high school student all the way to the present.

Economist David R. Henderson, whom you've heard on the Tom Woods Show, just shared this vignette:

"Walter liked smoking and he also hated the TSA. Some years ago, the combination of no-smoking regs on planes and intrusive groping by the TSA caused him to vow never to fly by commercial airline again. When he received offers to give speeches that were far enough away that driving was infeasible, he negotiated for a private airplane to take him there.

"In February 2013 Armen Alchian died and there was a memorial service for Armen at UCLA in March. I arrived hours early because I didn't want to take the chance on a later flight. (Flights between Monterey and LAX do not have a good on-time record.) One of the earliest people to arrive...was Walter Williams. Walter was an even bigger fan of Armen than I was.

"When I heard Walter was there, I walked out to say hi and he was sitting in his rental car trying to figure out where to park. (This was UCLA, after all.)

"'Walter,' I said, 'I'm surprised to see you here. I'm sure no one paid for you to fly by private jet. You must have flown commercial.'

"Walter smiled that beautiful smile and said, 'I had to do it for Armen.'"

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A great loss.

I cannot call it "tragic" since he'd had his course of years and has been infirm for some time. We all face mortality.

But we've lost one of the greatest, as well as most-entertaining, advocates for personal liberty and free markets.

Back before the Internet was a Thing...I was a regular, dedicated listener to Limbaugh. And, truth to tell, I enjoyed Williams' fill-in days, MOAR. Rush, although funny in those days, was more of a party cheerleader. Professor Williams would take issues apart, and use basic Austrian economic principles, while using real-world or ludicrous examples.

For him, it is probably well that he doesn't have to witness the train-wreck that is sure to unfold, the next few years...
 

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Economics Legend Walter E. Williams Dies at 84
by Matt PalumboPosted: December 2, 2020

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George Mason University economist Don Boudreaux posted to his blog this morning that at some point last night or this morning, his colleague and fellow economist Walter Williams had passed away. Williams was 84.

Williams was known for his conservative and libertarian views, with his columns appearing in Creators, Townhall, World Net Daily, and Jewish World Review, among many others. In his columns Williams railed against liberal economics, gun control, Marxism, teachers unions, race hustlers, and any other threats to human liberty he saw in the world.

Williams’ final column was published yesterday, titled “Black Education Tragedy Is New.” In it he examines the dismal test scores in inner cities today, and offers rebuttals to the claim that they’re the result of “systemic” racism.

In addition to his columns, Williams had authored eleven books, the most known being “The State Against Blacks” (1982), “Liberty Versus the Tyranny of Socialism” (2008), “Up From the Projects” (2010) and “Race & Economics: How Much Can Be Blamed on Discrimination?” (2011).

Williams has often been compared to Thomas Sowell in terms of their scope of writing. The two first met on the campus of UCLA in 1969 and became friends for decades to come. An entire book called “A Man of Letters” has been published containing letters between the two.


Williams has made numerous media appearances over the years, including on Milton Friedman’s docuseries “Free to Choose,” Stossel, ReasonTV, Life, Libery, & Levin, and countless others.

A documentary about his life and accomplishments called “Suffer No Fools” was released in 2014.

 

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i see, because he is black he is a legend

He is a fooking economist for criminy sakes, in other words a blood sucking leach

legend my WHITE ass

besides, that info should go in the deads thread where it belongs so the rest of us don't have to watch the worshipping of dead false heros
 

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tell us what you think Scorp...:2 thumbs up:

i first thought of this clown
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not the same guy, Walter was easier to listen to
 

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Everyone is entitled to an opinion
 

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i see, because he is black he is a legend

He is a fooking economist for criminy sakes, in other words a blood sucking leach

legend my WHITE ass

besides, that info should go in the deads thread where it belongs so the rest of us don't have to watch the worshipping of dead false heros

Williams is brilliant, whether he is black, white, green, purple or whatever. It's got nothing to do with his race.

He was (arguably) the most influential Libertarian in America until his death.

He paved his own way out of the ghetto and into full professorship at a major university. He was anything but a leech.
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He was an economist, true.

But one who advocated for free markets. An economist of the Austrian School...now, as rare as purple-tailed unicorns.

He was insightful, witty...AND he was a professor, a profession so tarnished by Leftists. He was one you'd WANT young people exposed to. He was "just" a teacher - but a wise teacher, who knew how the world and the human mind worked, and where prosperity came from.

His death is a great loss.
 

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and into full professorship at a major university.

I rest my case,

10 mins from now no one will ever have heard of him,
which certainly doesn't qualify as legendary

my point to this is the gross exaggeration by many of the simple passing of a 2 leggah,

but alas, no need to try to convince persons otherwise, 2 leggers being what they are

I am not speaking of him, but the characterization of him,
not one of us know the guy, we only go by what we have heard or seen

-brilliant
-most influential
-insightful
-witty
-wise teacher
-great loss

wow, you guys have been busy digging up adjectives for one dead humanoid that you didn't know, and have zero clue as to what and who he really was

sounds like 'ole george really did chop down that 'ole cherry tree..............
 

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I rest my case,

10 mins from now no one will ever have heard of him,
which certainly doesn't qualify as legendary

my point to this is the gross exaggeration by many of the simple passing of a 2 leggah,

but alas, no need to try to convince persons otherwise, 2 leggers being what they are

I am not speaking of him, but the characterization of him,
not one of us know the guy, we only go by what we have heard or seen

-brilliant
-most influential
-insightful
-witty
-wise teacher
-great loss

wow, you guys have been busy digging up adjectives for one dead humanoid that you didn't know, and have zero clue as to what and who he really was

sounds like 'ole george really did chop down that 'ole cherry tree..............

If you don't like him or what he stood for, fine, but he was not the flash in the pan that you suggest. His legacy will last for decades, not minutes.

How many of his books have you read? I've read three.

How many of his weekly columns have your read? I've most of them for the last 10+ years.

I think I knew him fairly well.
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besides, that info should go in the deads thread where it belongs so the rest of us don't have to watch the worshipping of dead false heros
Where is that thread located?
 

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yes, I have seen some of his stuff, nothing consequential that I haven't heard otherwise, or studied on my own

regardless, not here to beat on him, as my subject belongs in a different thread
 

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it was out gh, and now it is in where it belongs
I don't know or care who moved it

I wouldn't have seen it if it was in the dead thread, as I don't have a habit of checking on dead 2 leggahs,

as in, never go in the thread
 

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He wasn't an Affirmative Action student

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I liked the way he described the capitalist system. So simple even I got it,

"What happens when a company goes bankrupt? One thing that does not happen is their productive assets go poof and disappear into thin air. In other words, if GM goes bankrupt, the assembly lines, robots, buildings and other tools don't evaporate. What bankruptcy means is the title to those assets change. People who think they can manage those assets better purchase them. " Walter Williams
 

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Squiggys gone.

David Lander (June 22, 1947 - December 4, 2020)

I love this one:

Back when there was more talent in the entertainment business than politics. RIP Squiggy and thanks for the memories!
 

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Funny stuff... Lenny is stepping on the guitar cord... that's a no no...
 

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I read his biography. In wintertime WWII English airfields, he used to think it great fun to toss a handful of .50 cal ammo into the coal stove in the hut with the other pilots gathered around.

For me, he was as close to hero as they come.

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RIP Chuck, a real man!
 

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Truly the right stuff.
Who wants to be put in a jet propelled bucket, dropped from the bottom of a bomber at altitude and maybe, just maybe, you break the sound barrier OR you explode into pieces and we'll thank you for the telemetry to help the next fool?
Yeager...sit down. You're always the first one to offer up yourself....but since everyone else is hiding under there desks with soiled pants...be on the flightline at 0600 tomorrow.
RIP sir.