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Old 2020-09-17, 18:10   #1486
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Alien Huang, age 36

an actor and television host

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Old 2020-09-19, 00:00   #1487
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Now even if we get rid of that bloated cheeto in November, the facist he will appoint will be with us for decades, dammit.

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Old 2020-09-19, 00:00   #1488
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https://www.npr.org/2020/09/18/10030...ity-dies-at-87

Let's see if the same "Let's wait until after the election" idea comes into play this time.
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Old 2020-09-19, 00:04   #1489
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Surprised that Trump and McConnell haven't already replaced her.

I'm not bothered as much about what will happen WRT abortion rights, but that the right wing nut they put on the court will keep Trump in power even if he loses the election.
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Old 2020-09-19, 13:11   #1490
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Let's see if the same "Let's wait until after the election" idea comes into play this time.
That won't take long, did it? McConnell has already promised a quick vote on whomever Il Duce appoints.

I have sometimes said, during the last four years, that the US died on November 8, 2016 -- and that now, the corpse is really starting to stink.

I am reminded of the Edgar Allan Poe story, The Facts in the Case of M. Valdemar (1845). The denoument of the next election may be analogous to that of the story:

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"For God's sake! -- quick! -- quick! -- put me to sleep -- or, quick! -- waken me! -- quick! -- I say to you that I am dead!"

I was thoroughly unnerved, and for an instant remained undecided what to do. At first I made an endeavor to re-compose the patient; but, failing in this through total abeyance of the will, I retraced my steps and as earnestly struggled to awaken him. In this attempt I soon saw that I should be successful -- or at least I soon fancied that my success would be complete -- and I am sure that all in the room were prepared to see the patient awaken.

For what really occurred, however, it is quite impossible that any human being could have been prepared.

As I rapidly made the mesmeric passes, amid ejaculations of "dead! dead!" absolutely bursting from the tongue and not from the lips of the sufferer, his whole frame at once -- within the space of a single minute, or even less, shrunk -- crumbled -- absolutely rotted away beneath my hands. Upon the bed, before that whole company, there lay a nearly liquid mass of loathsome -- of detestable putridity.
On a more cheerful note: If McConnell's US Senate seat were suddenly to become vacant, the Governor of Kentucky would temporarily fill the vacancy by appointment.

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Old 2020-09-19, 19:34   #1491
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English drummer, long-term member of Uriah Heep.

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Old 2020-09-21, 09:15   #1492
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Nepalese mountain climber, first human, which reached summit of Mount Everest 10 times.

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Old 2020-09-24, 00:31   #1493
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Gale Sayers
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Gale Sayers, the dazzling Chicago Bears running back and kick returner whose injury-shortened career made him the youngest player inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame, died after a yearslong decline in health that included dementia. He was 77.
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Sayers' condition began to starkly deteriorate shortly into the 2010s. He was diagnosed with dementia in 2013.

That year, he sued the NFL, claiming the league negligently handled his repeated head injuries during his career. He said he suffered headaches and short-term memory loss after retirement.
In the lawsuit, Sayers claimed he sometimes was sent back into games after suffering concussions and that the NFL overall didn't do enough to protect him from the "devastating concussive head traumas."

Sayers' brain health worsened to the point he barely could speak at the Bears100 Celebration.

"I know from talking to him that he was a very deep thinker," said Bears Hall of Fame linebacker Mike Singletary, who joined the team 12 years after Sayers' last game. "To see what I see now, it's amazing someone that was so beautiful and gifted and talented as a player, later in life to have that happen to him, I know it's tough on everybody."
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Old 2020-09-24, 10:30   #1494
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https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-54275941

Former Sunday Times editor Sir Harold Evans has died at the age of 92, the Reuters news agency has reported.

This is the guy who exposed the impact of Thalidomide on unborn children.

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Old 2020-09-24, 11:45   #1495
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Dean Jones (former Aussie cricketer)
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Old 2020-09-30, 11:12   #1496
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Singer Helen Reddy, who became an emblem of feminism with the 1972 smash "I Am Woman," died Tuesday in Los Angeles. She was 78.
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