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Old 04-07-2005, 12:55 PM   #21
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Well said.
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Old 04-07-2005, 12:56 PM   #22
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Did you get the translated into Chicago-ese version?



Did Ditka read it?
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Old 04-07-2005, 01:38 PM   #23
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If yooz was so smart as me and Da Coach, den, we'd have tree smart people here.
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Old 04-07-2005, 02:34 PM   #24
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i gave up my subscription to salon.com. did it say how far the ashes might go? i have some other uses for that device.

this is a good development. i thought she might just give up on the idea.
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Old 04-07-2005, 04:03 PM   #25
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Learning that Thompson's grandson was in the house at the time he killed himself sickend me. I can't, however, condemn HST out of hand. Suicide is rarely undertaken with a coldly rational mind...and, alcohol and drugs don't help things, when they are taken to excess. HST was unfortunate that his addictions became part of his public image; with most addicts, getting wasted usually catches up with them...if they're lucky, they hit bottom and recover...if not, it's usually not pretty. In Thompson's case, he seemed to have not only the where-with-all to support his habits, but also the physical ability to keep it up - probably longer than he should have - and that doesn't happen often.



So, rather than hate Thompson for killing himself, maybe we should all be grateful, especially if we have never experienced addiction. Addiction is cunning, baffling and powerful; and no one is truly beyond it's grasp, because it is also patient. It is a sickness that strikes the righteous and the uncertain, the weak and the strong, as well as the rich and the poor. Some survive, most don't!



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Old 04-07-2005, 05:30 PM   #26
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Burns, you're a f***ing idiot.



If condemning someone for blowing his brains out with his grandson in the next room is a twisted "Republican" value, it might explain why leftists like you have made yourselves utterly irrelevant.
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Old 04-07-2005, 07:33 PM   #27
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Every one of us will die one day.



Many if not most of us will die under circumstances not of our own choosing.



HST was admirable for choosing to live life to the fullest and choosing to die on his own terms.



Quality of life is more important than life itself.
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Old 04-08-2005, 04:11 AM   #28
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I read it when it came out. It was very interesting, though like the rest of HSTs stuff one can never be sure how much of it was fiction posing as fact.



I guess that's HSTs real legacy. A good wordsmith that one could never take seriously due to his tendency to embellish a story with exaggerations and inventions.



But then that makes him no different than any other modern "journalist". At least HST was entertaining. Most journalists tell you lies but make it boring instead.
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Old 04-08-2005, 05:48 AM   #29
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Suicide is a sign of weakness, and it's usually pathetic.



The Roman Empire (note: not the Republic; small difference) and Imperial Japan both loved it, but I don't think that the general attitudes of the members of either one of those societies had much to recommend them as models for others.



A man unwilling to fight to his last breath is only half a man. That's embedded in the very essence of what it means to be human.



His final statement was much more nihilist than anything else - a philosophy that is repugnant to free, thinking men.



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Old 04-08-2005, 05:49 AM   #30
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Grow up, Christian.
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