Well, this morning's WaPo revealed a couple of notable passings in the past few days (the mini-bears have dug up a few more and the contributions from the breaking news goes on) ----
Chris Kyle, author of American Sniper and associate Chad Littlefield shot to death by a former-Marine in Texas. Though I'm quite familiar with the concept of "getting back on the horse," I'm not sure that taking someone suffering from PTSD to a shooting range is a viable therapy. Didn't seem to work out too well in this case.
Andre Cassagnes, the French-born toy designer who defined Mitt Romney long after his invention had been cast into obsolesce by the digital revolution. No one is sure whether or not the Mittster had any contact with MR. Cassagnes while avoiding the Vietnam conflict.
Richard III - OK, he's been dead for quite a while. - whose remains were found in a parking lot near Liecester, England. Richard was killed at the Battle of Bosworth Field in August of 1485. Rumor has it that the owners of the parking lot are planning on charging the late king's estate five quid a day for use of the property. Figuring an average ofver the years of $1.50 to the Pound, that works out to about to about $3.5 million - - - RIP (and pay up, deadbeat).
Jimmy Lee Dykes - the asshole that killed a school-bus driver and took hostage a five year-old, autistic child. Killed when the FBI finally stormed his bunker today. May he inhabit that special place in hell.
Ed Koch - - - former mayor of New York City. Whether you liked him or not, he was "colorful."
Liberace passed away today in 1987.
Life goes on .....................