Kibitzer went to take the “Apartheid Forever” overflow filters out to be cleaned and sterilized, and never came back. I suspect that either FR enemy action, a “Red” Reddington hit squad, or his refusal to ask for directions is to blame.
Anyway – the roof was bulging this morning when I checked up at the iso chamber. I hit the emergency vent controls, and this shot into the air:
Nelson Mandela, anti-apartheid icon and father of modern South Africa, dies
CNN ^ | 12-05-2013 | By Faith Karimi
Nelson Mandela, the revered statesman who emerged from prison after 27 years to lead South Africa out of decades of apartheid, has died, South African President Jacob Zuma announced late Thursday.
Mandela was 95.
“He is now resting. He is now at peace,” Zuma said. “Our nation has lost its greatest son. Our people have lost a father.”
“What made Nelson Mandela great was precisely what made him human,” the president said in his late-night address. “We saw in him what we seek in ourselves.”
Mandela will have a state funeral. Zuma ordered all flags in the nation to be flown at half-staff from Friday through that funeral.
Mandela, a former president, battled health issues in recent months, including a recurring lung infection that led to numerous hospitalizations.
With advancing age and bouts of illness, Mandela retreated to a quiet life at his boyhood home in the nation’s Eastern Cape Province, where he said he was most at peace.
Despite rare public appearances, he held a special place in the consciousness of the nation and the world.
***********************************Read the comments. They are going to be very interesting. The mods at CNN.com will be very busy for awhile…
To: Red Badger
Has he been staked? Is he completely dead?2 posted on Thursday, December 05, 2013 4:12:15 PM bytumblindice (America’s founding fathers: All armed conservatives.)To: Red Badger
How do we know he won’t rise up and try to eat the guts of the living?
To be safe someone should pith him or put a round in his ear.20 posted on Thursday, December 05, 2013 4:19:11 PM bytumblindice (America’s founding fathers: All armed conservatives.)To: a fool in paradise
He’s now joining those commie clowns burning in hell.27 posted on Thursday, December 05, 2013 4:20:54 PM bymax americana (fired liberals in our company last election, and I laughed while they cried (true story))To: R_Kangel
I’m sure the whole White Hut skanky entourage will make the trip. With special accommodations for Jay Z, etc…You know, it’s stuff like this that makes me happy that racism is finally dead.To: billyboy15
They Trayvoned the whole place turning it into a trud world crap hole.The South African blacks were all shot dead by whackaloon vigilantes? I missed another memo.To: Red Badger
My attitude towards Mandela correlates somewhat with the present state of South Africa…which is deplorable. Of course, most of the world looks at Mandela as some kind of a hero. He “freed” the black s.a.s from the Boers. The sad truth is that most black south Africans are quite unable to live a civilized, western kind of life. To say different is to deny the facts. The best thing that could have happened is the white South Africans have their own country separate from the blacks.Followed almost immediately by:To: Red Badger
“Read the comments. They are going to be very interesting. The mods at CNN.com will be very busy for awhile”
The mods here won’t have it any easier. I can’t wait for the next 20 pages or so of the standard“the blacks[ didn’t know how good they had it under apartheid” nonsense, that kicks around on FR whenever Mandela makes it into the news.62 posted on Thursday, December 05, 2013 4:31:09 PM byBlackyce (French President Jacques Chirac: “As far as I’m concerned, war alwaysmeans failure.”)To: ImpyI don’t want to be crass but the man was a terrorist and commie who did more harm to the future of his people than any racist Boer ever did.
The whips and chains of the Boers (well, the Jim Crowish regime) never did the black people as much harm as their pity parties. It’s well for any people (we too… this is not a race specific thing) to note that they are needy people; it’s wrong to take the idea that anyone but God can effectively do something to help it.66 posted on Thursday, December 05, 2013 4:35:09 PM byHiTech RedNeck (The Lion of Judah will roar again if you give him a big hug and a cheer and mean it. See my page.)Of course, somebody’s always gotta be a smartass:To: OliviaforeverAn American president with a commie terrorist.
He was South Africa’s President, not ours.
And he did get along pretty well with the US, all things considered.
That’s more George Bush being gracious, than Mr. Mandela.91 posted on Thursday, December 05, 2013 4:51:16 PM byHiTech RedNeck (The Lion of Judah will roar again if you give him a big hug and a cheer and mean it. See my page.)Well, I’m glad we cleared that up! And I had no idea Bush 41 and 43 looked so much alike!To: BlackyceThe fact that SA has maintained a favorable business climate over the last few decades is remarkable, all things considered, and it’s mostly stems from his decision to set a more moderate tone despite the fact that ANC had the power to do anything they liked.
They still need to answer for the Vuvuzela.
Heh.One Freeper tries to stem the tide:To: Red Badger
This was what I posted to Facebook when Maggie Thatcher died.
A few people in here may be able to relate:
What has happened to decency? I am totally disgusted with the national pastime of dancing on the graves of people you politically disagree with.
When a person dies, in the overwhelming majority of cases, the classy response is to be gracious and allow other people to honor them. There are very few Hitler, Stalin, Rios Montt and Torquemada types who were EVIL. Their names, as Proverbs says, will rot, and rightly so. Most people are instead a mixed bag. What is so horrible about granting them a little respect and kindness?
This business of being gleeful at the death of Ted Kennedy (as Breitbart did) or then celebrating the death of Breitbart and using the justification that “he did it to Kennedy” is despicable, childish, peevish, classless and hate filled.
… let me say to any of my “progressive” friends who have said the most despicable things about Margaret Thatcher: Don’t hand me your crap about love and tolerance and joy and all the faux moralisms of the left while you engage in this kind of petty and hateful stuff. The woman is dead. At the WORST, she caused the gap between rich and poor to increase and engaged in a needless short military conflict with Argentina, and furthered the rise of corporatism. These are contested opinions, as well (two of which I agree with) She did not leave piles of bodies, she did not preside over multitudes plunged into penury. If you are so wedded to your political ideology that you cannot distinguish between the incendiary rhetoric of the political left and reality, then you really have nothing intelligent to say and should stop embarrassing yourself, and just shut up. You CERTAINLY have nothing to say about the crap I hear about “love” and “tolerance” and “acceptance.”
If your response to this is “well, the bible bangers do it!” I will say “yes, that does happen. That is,in fact the point, isn’t it. You are both mirror images of the ones you say you hate. I know how it is, btw. It is a delicious evil to chomp into a misery sandwich of celebration of the death of someone you REALLY did not like. It is there in me,as well as in you. It is a celebration of the evil you say you dislike in the other person.
RIP Margaret Thatcher.104 posted on Thursday, December 05, 2013 5:11:26 PM byAK_47_7.62×39 (There are many moderate Muslims, but there is no such thing as a moderate Islam. — Geert Wilders)Rebuttal?To: Red Badger