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Old 2020-03-28, 19:00   #1299
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Tom Coburn, staunch opponent of wasteful government spending, just as the latest multitrillion-$ US stimulus package got signed. https://www.foxnews.com/politics/sen...-battle-report
The AP obituary has an interesting passage:
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In 2009, Coburn shrugged off constituent complaints after the state's largest newspaper, The Oklahoman, ran a front-page photograph of Coburn hugging then-President Barack Obama.

"I'm not aligned with him politically. I don't know what people back home in Oklahoma would be worried about," Coburn told the paper. "But you need to separate the difference in political philosophy versus friendship. How better to influence somebody than love them?"
Seems rather quaint, these days...
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Old 2020-03-28, 20:06   #1300
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Tom Coburn, staunch opponent of wasteful government spending, just as the latest multitrillion-$ US stimulus package got signed. https://www.foxnews.com/politics/sen...-battle-report
For those interested in the inanity and ignorance-of-government-finance Coburn-style deficity scoldery entails, cf. my reply to another "deficits bad!" poat by kriesel in a nearby thread.
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Old 2020-03-29, 17:05   #1301
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Just paying the interest is dwarfing other programs. And that's with the Fed's ability to manipulate interest rates to the government's advantage. https://www.pgpf.org/blog/2018/11/we...vital-programs
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Old 2020-03-31, 00:50   #1302
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Janie Marshall, 86, after an assault by a much younger hospital patient. https://www.foxnews.com/us/nyc-woman...ial-distancing
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Old 2020-04-01, 14:20   #1303
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British techies will be saddened to hear of the deathj of Jack Schofield

Very little idea how well known he was outside the UK.
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Old 2020-04-03, 14:46   #1304
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Bill Withers (81)
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Old 2020-04-03, 15:06   #1305
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https://www.breitbart.com/entertainm...rs-dies-at-81/ has a couple of tunes linked, which lead to more after they're done playing.
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Old 2020-04-03, 16:18   #1306
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Arianne Caoili (Levon Aronian's wife)

I know she was not an old famous mathematician, but when somebody young, beautiful, and smart, goes, is even more sad. Rest in peace Arianne.

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Old 2020-04-03, 17:01   #1307
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Default What do you get if you put a whole duck in an oven?

Its Bill Withers

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Old 2020-04-03, 18:35   #1308
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WAY too soon to be a punch line.
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Old 2020-04-03, 19:50   #1309
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WAY too soon to be a punch line.
As Cupid Stunt would say: It was all done in the best possible taste. Any half-way decent search engine will turn up many more examples. Such as


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