- Thursday, 19 November 2015 20:16
Samuel Dubose was the Cincinnatian who was shot and killed by a University of Cincinnati police officer after being stopped off campus for not having a front license plate (a “chicken shit” stop in the words of the county prosecutor). He is survived by his mother, father, and 11 children from various mothers.
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- Monday, 25 May 2015 14:21
Taking a break from people fighting over estates, let us remember those who fought for us and our country. I read the following for the first time this weekend and found it to be poignant about the sacrifices of our military men and women.
“It is, in a way, an odd thing to honor those who died in defense of our country, in defense of us, in wars far away. The imagination plays a trick. We see these soldiers in our mind as old and wise. We see them as something like the Founding Fathers, grave and gray haired. But most of them were boys when they died, and they gave up two lives — the one they were living and the one they would have lived. When they died, they gave up their chance to be husbands and fathers and grandfathers. They gave up their chance to be revered old men. They gave up everything for our country, for us. And all we can do is remember.”
President Reagan, 1985