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 Post subject: RIP John Dingell Jr.
PostPosted: Thu Feb 07, 2019 8:45 pm 
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He was a Congressman from Michigan for 59 years. He died Thursday at age 92.

John Dingell Is Gone, but His Politics Are Back

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Dingell has had a hand—a hugely constructive hand—in nearly every major advance in social policy over the past five-plus decades, including civil and voting rights, health, and the environment.

He succeeded his father John Sr. in Congress, and his wife Debbie (who's just 65) succeeded him. So Dingells have been in that seat for 85 years and counting.

After his retirement, he became a major presence on Twitter. If you're fed up with political posts on the Bored, read https://twitter.com/JohnDingell instead. Then remember that he was 92 years old.


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One of his tweets:

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I signed up to fight Nazis 73 years ago and I'll do it again if I have to.

Hatred, bigotry, & fascism should have no place in this country.

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 08, 2019 7:51 am 
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jarnon wrote:
He was a Congressman from Michigan for 59 years. He died Thursday at age 92.

John Dingell Is Gone, but His Politics Are Back

Norm Ornstein wrote:
Dingell has had a hand—a hugely constructive hand—in nearly every major advance in social policy over the past five-plus decades, including civil and voting rights, health, and the environment.

He succeeded his father John Sr. in Congress, and his wife Debbie (who's just 65) succeeded him. So Dingells have been in that seat for 85 years and counting.

After his retirement, he became a major presence on Twitter. If you're fed up with political posts on the Bored, read https://twitter.com/JohnDingell instead. Then remember that he was 92 years old.


Senility a bitch.

I'm editing my comment. I would delete but some may have already read it. It was in poor taste.

However, the twitter link is not much different than the Bob's thread's here, so not really a "escape" from this bored's politics.

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 08, 2019 8:19 am 
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BackInTex wrote:
Senility a bitch.

I'm editing my comment. I would delete but some may have already read it. It was in poor taste.

However, the twitter link is not much different than the Bob's thread's here, so not really a "escape" from this bored's politics.
You proved my point about the level of political discourse here. Dingell had a sharp wit without getting as nasty as many Twitter posters. If I live to 92 I’m sure I won’t be as competent. I barely am now.


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 08, 2019 8:23 am 
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jarnon wrote:
BackInTex wrote:
Senility a bitch.

I'm editing my comment. I would delete but some may have already read it. It was in poor taste.

However, the twitter link is not much different than the Bob's thread's here, so not really a "escape" from this bored's politics.
You proved my point about the level of political discourse here. Dingell had a sharp wit without getting as nasty as many Twitter posters. If I live to 92 I’m sure I won’t be as competent. I barely am now.


I proved nothing. Just dismissing your recommendation for those "fed up with political posts on the Bored" when you link to this:

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More John Dingell Retweeted Jason Sparks
Crooks like Trump will steal a hot stove and come back for the smoke. There’s no bar too low.

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