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  •  Less than 24 hours (6+ / 0-)

    And already, people are shitting on the dead. Read his books, don't read his books, I could care less but somewhere above me, we've stooped to "rest in hell" type comments better suited to Freepers.

    Tacky, folks, very tacky.

    I've seen some hardboiled eggs in my time, but you're about twenty minutes

    by harrylimelives on Thu Oct 03, 2013 at 06:09:54 AM PDT

    •  The fact that he is dead... (11+ / 0-)

      is no excuse. His stuff was always crap, being dead doesn't make it any better.

    •  These very same comments that were appropriate (15+ / 0-)

      the day before he died are just as appropriate the day after his death.  The act of his passing just makes people remember what they thought about him while he was alive.  When a writer establishes a reputation as an opinionated, take no prisoners type of writer with cartoonish world view, there should be no surprise that his passing will revive those feeling that a person had about his writings and opinions.  

      When Henry Kissinger leaves this mortal coil, I will have nothing good to say about his passing and it would be hypocritical to say anything otherwise.  Shitting on the dead is highly appropriate when directed toward people who acted in ways that they deserved to be shat upon.  

      And it feels like I'm livin'in the wasteland of the free ~ Iris DeMent, 1996

      by MrJersey on Thu Oct 03, 2013 at 06:43:45 AM PDT

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      •  Yeah, I learned this little lesson (2+ / 0-)
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        After Teddy Kennedy died. 24 hours later, and conservatives were shitting on him, "bury Obamacare with Kennedy" and why? Because, they all felt they were so goddamned right, they didn't have to show the class their mothers taught them. It told me nothing about Teddy, but everything I needed to know about them.

        Dead is dead.

        And whether you felt he was a detrimental force of evil or not, Clancy had some family, somewhere who loved him. At least be a human being enough to wait until his body is off a slab and in the ground.

        Of course, you won't though. You'll pat yourself on the back, "what does he know? I'm so right I'm justified"

        And that will tell me everything I need to know about you.

        I've seen some hardboiled eggs in my time, but you're about twenty minutes

        by harrylimelives on Thu Oct 03, 2013 at 07:18:41 AM PDT

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      •  When a person dies they usually hang around (0+ / 0-)

        for a few days prior to going to planes that currently are generally cut off from mortal existence.  Often you can feel the presence of the departed soul at their funeral.  It's important for that soul to see the good and the bad they invoked by their actions in the world.  The blunt truth that comes out after passing is useful to that soul's analysis of their journey in that particular life.

    •  You know, I get kind of tired (5+ / 0-)

      of the idea that we have to  to people just because they're dead. Nothing magical happens to the actions of a person after they die. If they merited criticism in life, they merit criticism in death. It would be one thing if this was some kind of a memorial diary for Tom Clancy. Or if somebody showed up to Tom Clancy's funeral and trashed him. But the idea that we all have to walk on eggshells because his family is grieving just strikes me as rather ridiculous.

      I don't mind if you're straight. Just don't flaunt it in public.

      by Chrislove on Thu Oct 03, 2013 at 11:28:57 AM PDT

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