Saturday, July 04, 2009

Pink Boxer Shorts Soldier...

... is home in Fort Worth, Texas for July 4th celebrations. His "I love NY" pink boxers have gone to the 1st Infantry Division museum at Fort Riley, Kansas.

Specialist Zachary Boyd's unit came under fire in Afghanistan earlier this year while Boyd was napping. With no time to don his uniform Boyd grabbed his weapon, vest, and helmet and ran to the fire line.

He bought the pink undies on a layover in the Big Apple thinking they would make his buddies laugh. He said of the red T-shirt,

"The enemy already knew where I was. If they want to shoot at me, then that's less fire they put on the guys that are pinned down, so that's fine with me."
After the holiday, Boyd, who also has a face, will return to active duty at Ft. Hood near Killeen, Texas until Feb 2011. Then he intends to begin training for helicopter pilot, presumably with clean pink boxers.

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In Congress, July 4, 2009 - A Modern Declaration of Independence

On this day, 233 years ago, a group of men, and, yes, they were men, assembled on a hot, rain drizzled day in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to declare the American Colonies free and independent States absolved of all allegiance to the King of England, the British Crown, and the British Parliament. They went a small step further by pledging their own lives, fortunes, and sacred honor and that of their families in the pursuit of liberty. And, as if that were not enough, in a giant leap for mankind, they declared for the first time in human history that ALL men are created equal, that ALL men are born with certain rights that cannot be taken away by any government because those rights come from God, or Nature, or whatever source beyond man and governments one wishes to name.

It is unfortunate that so few of the world's people, and so few Americans, have actually read the Declaration of Independence. It is also unfortunate that the few who have read it have not understood the words and great ideas expressed within. Mark it to the advance of time, the changing meanings of words, and perhaps the general apathy of people born to freedom and liberty to truly appreciate what was written eleven score and thirteen years ago.

When I was in 8th grade American History, the local VFW presented each student with a pamphlet containing the Declaration of Independence and the US Constitution, a pamplet I still have, carry, and frequently refer. We were to memorize the Preamble of the Constitution and recite it in front of the class. I have long since forgotten the words of the Preamble, but I have not forgotten the part that was not required to be memorized -- "When in the course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the laws of nature and of nature's God entitles them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation. -- We hold these truths to be self evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. That to secure these rights, governments are instituted among men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed."

The Founders went on to declare that whenever any government tries to destroy the rights given by divine Providence, and force the people into unquestioning obedience under a tyrant, whether brutish or benevolent, the people have a right and a duty to replace that government, even by violent means; the people have a right to start a new government that will obey the law as set forth by the governed, as the free and independent people of Honduras did recently when their leftist president simply broached the idea of a second term despite their constitution's restriction of one presidential term. Our own head of state, Barack Hussein Obama, has publicly sided with the former Honduran president rather that with the people and Providence. There's a movement here today in America to repeal the 22nd Amendment that restricts the American president to two consecutive terms of office. Obama is also a leftist and just the suggestion of breeching the people's trust, established by our first President who resfused to serve more than two terms, may be too much to endure.

But, what does the Declaration of Independence say in modern terms without the flowery prose and high sounding phrasing. Brent Riggs - blogger, author, and smart guy - has rewritten the hallowed document for modern ears which by the end of a recitation aloud the reader and listeners may understand more completely the meaning of the words those men assembled in congress 233 years ago brought forth to this world.

The Declaration of Independence IN CONGRESS, July 4, 1776.

Every State in America agrees with and declares the following,

When it becomes necessary during the normal course of human history that a specific group of People find it undeniable that they must completely end their relationship with another group of People and assume in this world an equal, separate and sovereign status among nations (which the Laws of God entitle all mankind) – common and decent respect for humanity compels that group of People to clearly and publicly declare their reasons which have forced them to end the relationship in question.

We hold the following truths to be obvious and undeniable,

All men are created equal and have been equipped and supplied by the Creator with certain rights that cannot and must not be taken away which include:
Personal freedom (liberty)
And the right to pursue happiness.
To secure these God-ordained rights, Governments are created and they derive their power and authority from the People they govern, who give them permission to govern, and willingly submit to their authority.

However, when any Government decides to take away the right of personal freedom and the pursuit of happiness, it is the right of the People under that Government to change the Government, or if necessary, get rid of the Government altogether, to recreate a Government which are once again founded upon the principles of freedom, and organized in such a way as to guarantee those freedoms.

Logic, caution and good judgment requires that established Governments should not be altered hastily, without good reason or for temporary circumstances. As well, experience has demonstrated that the People have a tendency to suffer Government evils, rather than change them, as long as the suffering is not too extreme. Why? Because People get used to things being a certain way, and it is difficult and takes great effort to change.

But… when a long series of abuses and stealing of freedoms has occurred by the Government, which are all meant to achieve the goal of putting the People under the rule of violent tyrants, it becomes the right of the People – even more it becomes the duty of the People – to defeat and cast away that Government and create a new Government and new safeguards to protect their freedom.

This is what has happened to the thirteen Colonies who have been patient in this matter of suffering. The Colonies have reached a point where they have no choice but to alter their current system of Government because their freedoms have been abused.

The King of England has a long history of recurring abuses and seizing freedom by violent threats. The King has one single objective: to take absolute, dictatorial control over the Colonies. To prove this, consider the following facts which we make public for the whole world to evaluate:

* The King has refused to sign into law a system where Courts administer justice
* The King has forbid his Governors to pass urgent laws that are extremely important to us. They must delay the laws and get the King’s permission first. Even when the Governors suspend the laws, the King still neglects to consider them anyway.
* The King has refused to sign or consider other laws that enact provisions for large groups of People unless those People give up their right to be represented in the Government – in other words, they must give up their freedom to get the King to pass the law… something only a Tyrant would ask the People to do.
* The King has called the Government leaders together in unusual and uncomfortable places, far from any legal resources or Public Records for the sole purpose of making them so tired and uncomfortable, they will simply agree with King and do what he wants.
* The King has repeatedly shut down the parts of the Government that represent the People. Why? Because they have opposed him when he was has abused the rights of the People they represent.
* The King has refused for long periods of time to allow other Representatives of the People to be elected after he himself dissolved their Representation. So the Representatives, who simply cannot walk away and forget those they represent or their duties, have returned to the People to do their service. Meanwhile, the country remains exposed to invasion by other countries, and intense turmoil and uncertainty from within.
* The King has tried to prevent people from coming to live in our States, obstructing Laws that allow foreigners to become citizens, refusing to sign laws that encourage foreigners to migrate to this country, and making new laws that make it more difficult to own or buy land here.
* The King has hindered the administration of law and justice by refusing to allow us to create Courts and appoint Judges.
* The King has appointed his own puppet Judges who will do nothing except what the King says to do. If not, he will remove them from office or not pay them.
* The King has created many new public offices in order to send large groups of Government officials to harass the People, and take their wealth.
* The King has kept his battle-ready Armies living among us, even in times of peace, without our permission or agreement.
* The King has declared that his Army is not subject to our laws or authority.
* The King has agreed to make us subject to the laws and authority of foreign Governments and disregarding our own laws, he gives his agreement to the foreign law makers.
* The King houses and feeds large Armies within our civilian population.
* The King protects his Armies from any punishment or prosecution by fake trials even if they are guilty of murdering our citizens.
* The King has cut off our trade with other parts of the world.
* The King has imposed taxes on us without our permission or agreement.
* The King often refuses our citizens the benefits of a trial by jury.
* The King will transport our citizens across the ocean and put them on trial for pretend violations of the law.
* The King has abolished our Government in one area only to set up his own Government. Then the King will enlarge the territory this new Government is responsible for, and claim that the citizens of this expanded area are now under the absolute rule of the Government the King set up.
* The King has taken away our own Government agreements, dismissed our most valuable laws, and fundamentally changed the way we govern ourselves by suspending our Legislatures and declaring that the King and his representatives now have the power to make law in all cases.
* The King has disowned and dismissed our Government, declaring that we are no longer under his protection as he wages war against us.
The King has robbed our overseas trade, destroyed our coastal economy, burned our communities and ruined the lives of our people.
* The King is, at this very moment, sending large Armies of foreign soldiers of death to complete the work of destroying us, of ruining our country and establishing his tyranny over us. The King acts with a cruelty and betrayal that has seldom been matched in even the most barbaric of times… actions that are totally unworthy of being a ruler in a civilized world.
* The King has captured our Citizens while out at Sea and has forced them to fight against their own country and to kill their friends and family – or face death.
* The King has stirred up rebellions among us and has gone about trying to convince the violent Indian populations to kill us. The Indians are well known to have only one rule of warfare: kill every man, woman and child without mercy no matter what their age or physical condition.

At every stage of our suffering and oppression under this King, we have humbly, repeatedly, officially and publicly asked for the ceasing of this oppression, and the correction of these abuses. Our requests have been met only with further injury and insult. A King who has this type of character and morals is defined in only one possible way: a Tyrant, unfit to rule free People.

We have never failed to warn or inform our British brethren. From time to time, we tell them about the attempts of the King and their Government to extend their authority over us. We remind them of the reason why we left England to come to this new country. We have tried to appeal to their own sense of justice and goodness, and have sincerely asked them, based on our common ties of ancestry and family, to not agree with or cooperate with these violations of our freedom which deny that we are a separate Nation. We now consider our brethren in England, as we do all peoples of the world, Enemies if we are at war, and Friends if we have peace.

Therefore, as the Representatives of the United States of America, we, the General Congress, having assembled and prayed to God about the honor and rightness of our conclusions, publish and declare with grave seriousness by the name and authority of the People of these Colonies the following:

The United States have the right to freedom, and ARE free and independent. We denounce and separate ourselves from all authority or allegiance to the King of England and dissolve any political agreements or connections between America and Britain.

As free and independent States, we have the full right and authority to declare War, make peace agreements, build alliances with other countries, establish trade and commerce with the world… and do anything else that free and independent countries have the right to do.

In support of this Declaration, we rely on God to protect and provide for us. Together, we all promise our lives, wealth and honor as a pledge to uphold and honor this Declaration of Independence.

Whether in the the language of the original Declaration of Independence or the modern version above, these are not simply words; they are Just words to be honored, preserved, protected, and understood if we are to remain a free and independent people blessed by whatever Divinity or Providence there may be and the one truth that remains - these are MY rights, these are OUR rights, and no man will take them away.

Happy Independence Day, America.

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Thursday, July 02, 2009

Dems: No Health Care Insurance to be Federal Crime

Here's a health care idea - anybody who does not buy health care insurance will be put to death. Too serious? Penalty doesn't fit the crime? Maybe. How about go to jail? Still too much? How about this - $1000 fine? Still too much? But, that is exactly what Congressional Democrats are proposing. Not buying health care insurance should be a crime punishable under federal law.

Americans who refuse to buy affordable medical coverage could be hit with fines of more than $1,000 under a health care overhaul bill unveiled Thursday by key Senate Democrats looking to fulfill President Barack Obama's top domestic priority.

The Congressional Budget Office estimated the fines will raise around $36 billion over 10 years. Senate aides said the penalties would be modeled on the approach taken by Massachusetts, which now imposes a fine of about $1,000 a year on individuals who refuse to get coverage. Under the federal legislation, families would pay higher penalties than individuals.

In a revamped health care system envisioned by lawmakers, people would be required to carry health insurance just like motorists must get auto coverage now. The government would provide subsidies for the poor and many middle-class families, but those who still refuse to sign up would face penalties.

Called "shared responsibility payments," the fines would be set at least at half the cost of basic medical coverage, according to the legislation. The goal is to nudge people to sign up for coverage when they are healthy, not wait until they get sick.

In a statement, Obama welcomed the legislation, saying it "reflects many of the principles I've laid out, such as reforms that will prohibit insurance companies from refusing coverage for people with pre-existing conditions and the concept of insurance exchanges where individuals can find affordable coverage if they lose their jobs, move or get sick."
Nudge?! This isn't a nudge. It's intimidation, it's coercion, it's scaring the crap out of freeborn Americans to kowtow to an all pervasive evil federal nanny state.

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Canada Provides No Problem, No Waiting Health Care

Canadian health care offers state-of-the-art leading edge technology access round the clock, 24/7. Need a CT scan? No problem, no waiting. Need an endoscopy? No problem, no waiting. Need thoracoscopy, laparoscopy, or colonoscopy? No problem, no waiting. Sounds great and I want that kind of access here in the US of A.

Sorry. It's only available for animals - cats, dogs, gerbils, rabbits, birds, rats, horse,s monkeys, chimpanzees, Vietnamese potbelly pigs - you know, pets. Even unicorns, if they had any. If you're a person, a human being, homo sapien you are just shit-out-of-luck, to use a technical health care term meaning 'take a number, we'll see you in one to six months if you survive that long.'

Health care access to human type animals is highly regulated, monitored, and rationed in Canada, so much so that some communities hold lotteries to choose which lucky individuals get to see a doctor. Others choose coming to America for health care, like Shirley Healy who was told she had only weeks to live because a blocked artery prevented her from digesting food. The British Colombia health care officials deemed treatment to be elective. Shirley elected to live and she is paying for that election.

Canadian health care is "free" because the government pays for treatment it chooses to cover with money collected through taxes from the nation's citizens and still over a million Canadians say they cannot find a family doctor.

American health care is not free. As individuals, we pay for our care and coverage either through direct payroll group health care deductions or privately purchased insurance. Some folks even pay-for-service like in the old days when a patient went to the doctor place, got taken care of, and then, on the way out, paid the nice lady at the front desk. Because of this system of coverage and payment, cardiovascular disease deaths have been halved in the last 50 years in this country. In Canada, a person can die from a toothache.

Life is not cheap in the US; we pay for our health care. Life, it seems, is much cheaper in Canada under their socialized medical system. But, that seems to be the direction Obama is taking us even though he says no to single payer/provider health care. Soon life in the United States too will be cheap.

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Paki Taliban Buying Children as Littlest Bombers

The Taliban leader in Pakistan, Baitullah Mehsud, is buying children to use as bomb delivery systems, reports the Washington Times today.

Pakistan's top Taliban leader, Baitullah Mehsud, is buying children as young as 7 to serve as suicide bombers in the growing spate of attacks against Pakistani, Afghan and U.S. targets, U.S. Defense Department and Pakistani officials say.

A Pakistani official, who spoke on the condition that he not be named because of the sensitive nature of the topic, said the going price for child bombers was $7,000 to $14,000 - huge sums in Pakistan, where per-capita income is about $2,600 a year.

"[Mehsud] has turned suicide bombing into a production output, not unlike [the way] Toyota outputs cars," a U.S. Defense Department official told reporters recently. He spoke on the condition that he not be named because of ongoing intelligence efforts to catch Mehsud, a prime target for a U.S. and Pakistani anti-Taliban campaign.

The U.S. official said the price depends on how quickly the bomber is needed and how close the child is expected to get to the target.

"[Mehsud] produces these suicide bombers, which are sold or bartered, which can be used by [Afghan Taliban leader Mullah] Omar's Taliban or ... other groups," the U.S. official said.

In some cases, he said, the children are kidnapped and then sold to Mehsud.

Using child suicide bombers "is the grim reality of the Taliban Frankenstein that now threatens to overwhelm the Pakistani state," said Bruce Riedel, a Brookings Institution scholar who chaired a review of Pakistan-Afghanistan strategy for President Obama.
To call these children, some as young as 7 years old, suicide bombers or martyrs is an outrage. To say that the Islamic Taliban, and nevermind Islam itself, has anything in common with civilized people is a complete travesty.

A US drone plane missed killing Mehsud last week... DAMN!!

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Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Senate Gets First Professional Clown

Al Franken is a Senator. After eight months of court fights, the Democrat clown from Minnesota has been declared the 58th Senator giving the current White House resident, Barack Hussein Obama, a super majority when the two Independents are included to make 60 votes. However, the Democrat Party is so fractured that securing all 58+2 votes in the Senate may be near impossible. Will Rogers observed, "Democrats never agree on anything, that's why they're Democrats. If they agreed with each other, they would be Republicans."

Despite the immediate blow to the Republican and Conservative cause, the ascension of the ultra-liberal and Saturday Night Live veteran Franken to the Senate could prove a good thing. As Democrats strong-arm through Congress legislation that Americans increasingly see as approaching Socialist ideas, the Democrats are viewed as "too liberal" by more voters of all political stripes, except the American Communist Party.

A Gallop Poll out June 30, finds a "statistically significant increase," 39% to 46% of Americans who view the Democrat Party as "too liberal." Gallop explains the implications of the numbers:

The Democratic Party continues to hold the upper hand over the Republican Party in the current U.S. political environment by a variety of measures, including party identification and party favorable ratings. However, compared to last year, Americans are significantly more likely to see the Democratic Party as too liberal, and as a result, they are somewhat more likely to view the party as being too far left than to perceive the Republican Party as too far right. That may expose a bit of a vulnerability for the Democratic Party, and if perceptions of the Democratic Party as being too liberal continue to grow, the GOP may be able to win back some of the support it has lost in recent years. But that may be possible only if the Republicans are at the same time able to convince the public that they are not too far to the political right.

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EPA Tries Killing Skeptical CBS News Global Warming Story

The Environmental Protection Agency, acting contrary to the many assurances of the Obama administration, but in apparent concert with same, is attempting to quash one of its own reports and stop CBS News from reporting the story, according to CBS News. Alan Carlin, the primary author of the 98-page report advised not to make rushed "decisions based on a scientific hypothesis that does not appear to explain most of the available data."

The 38 year veteran of the EPA, Ph.D in Economics and B.S. in Physics, has written extensively on environmental actions, the economic affects, and maintains a library of environmental public policy articles dating back to 1964 at his website, Carlin Economics. Carlin has been reassigned to update a grants database, a job any office clerk could do.

The internal EPA report is skeptical of the official government stance that global warming is anthropogenic and that carbon dioxide must be strictly controlled through federal government regulations.

Carlin concluded after reviewing the science literature upon which the EPA was relying, that it was out of date by about three years and was not representative of recent research which indicates "... global temperatures are roughly where they were in the mid-20th century. They're not going up, and if anything they're going down." He said, "My personal view is that there is not currently any reason to regulate (carbon dioxide.) There may be in the future."

The quashed report (PDF report March 2009) lists six primary concerns the EPA ignored in its decision making process that have been developed since 2006.

1. Global temperatures have declined for the past 11 years with a particularly rapid decline in "1907-8"(sic - the erroneous dates should probably be '2007-8'.) In September 2007, the Pacific Decadal Oscillation (PDO) turned negative and the Atlantic Multidecadal Oscillation (AMO) went negative in January 2009. At the same time, atmospheric CO2 levels have continued to increase and accelerate. This is in accord with emperical evidence that CO2 levels lag temperatures by about 800 years as shown by actual science observation. This is at odds with the Gorean Consensus postulated in Al Gore's book and film "An Inconvenient Truth" that says CO2 leads temperature's rise and fall.

2. Past consensus maintained that hurricane occurrence would increase in frequency and intensity with anthropogenic global warming and rising CO2 levels. However, recent indicators show that hurricane activity will be more neutral and bear greater resemblance to storm activity of the past.

3. Temperature increases and the likelihood of Greenland shedding its glaciers are greatly exaggerated.

4. The current global recession has put the brakes on current levels of greenhouse gas emissions, whether they were a cause or not. The economic slowdown has not been accounted for in the EPS's work product nor were available at the time of the UN's IPCC climate report.

5. Crucial assumptions made by the UN's Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and used in climate modelling that water vapor provides strong positive feedback on climate is contradicted by a 2009 paper that finds that empirical evidence shows actual negative feedback.
6. Another 2009 paper "suggests" the IPCC used erroneous solar data when dismissing direct effects of "solar variability on global temperatures." The authors, Scaffeti and West, say solar variability could be responsible "for up to 68%" of the global temperature increases. (See my post, Global Warming, Solar Radiation Linked Say NASA Eggheads.)

Nevertheless, the campaign ordered from higher authorities to silence and smear the reputation of Dr. Alan Carlin has picked up. McGartland of the EPA, wrote in an email on March 17, "The administrator and the administration has decided to move forward... and your comments do not help the legal or policy case for this decision." Further emails released this week ordered Carlin not to "have any direct communication" with anyone outside his small group at EPA on the topic of climate change, and was informed that his report would not be shared with the agency group working on the topic, reports CBS News.

The EPA then sent CBS News an email stating, "Claims that this individual’s opinions were not considered or studied are entirely false. This Administration and this EPA Administrator are fully committed to openness, transparency and science-based decision making. These principles were reflected throughout the development of the proposed endangerment finding, a process in which a broad array of voices were heard and an inter-agency review was conducted."

The EPA's character assassination goes on with this statement, "The individual in question is not a scientist and was not part of the working group dealing with this issue. Nevertheless the document he submitted was reviewed by his peers and agency scientists, and information from that report was submitted by his manager to those responsible for developing the proposed endangerment finding. In fact, some ideas from that document are included and addressed in the endangerment finding."

The politically charged action may be related to the extraordinary speed of the regulatory process in this case. Dr. Carlin said, "In the case of an ordinary regulation, these things normally take a year or two. In this case, it was a few weeks to get it out for public comment." Carlin further stated that EPA staff members invited to respond to a draft report had only four and a half days to review the report and offer any input. The unusual haste was due to new EPA administrator, Lisa Jackson, who said she wanted a decision regulating carbon dioxide by April 2 so as to coincide with the second anniversary of the Clean Air Act decision made by the US Supreme Court.

Rep. James Sensenbrenner, senior Republican of the House Select Committee on Energy Independence and Global Warming, said, "I'm sure it was very inconvenient for the EPA to consider a study that contradicted the findings it wanted to reach... But the EPA is supposed to reach its findings based on evidence, not on political goals. The repression of this important study casts doubts on EPA's finding, and frankly, on other analysis EPA has conducted on climate issues."

Lisa Jackson said in January 2009, "I will ensure EPA’s efforts to address the environmental crises of today are rooted in three fundamental values: science-based policies and programs, adherence to the rule of law, and overwhelming transparency."

The current White House resident, Barack Hussein Obama, has said, "the days of science taking a back seat to ideology are over... To undermine scientific integrity is to undermine our democracy. It is contrary to our way of life."

This may prove very embarrassing to the EPA and the Obama Administration, especially since CBS News was one of the primary supporters of the Obama presidential campaign and a leading advocate of the Obama socialist agenda in the months after the inauguration. Perhaps, Obama should not have bitten the hand that feeds him despite the media's fawning slobberfest of blind love and obedience.

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Sunday, June 28, 2009

TV Pitchman Billy Mays Found Dead at Home

Billy Mays, the boisterous and fast-talking TV pitchman, was found dead by his wife this morning. The never dull 50 year old Mays, was best known for such US television commercials as OxyClean, KABOOM!, Big City Sliders, Orange Glo and many more products. He was pronounced dead by Tampa fire rescue crew at 7:45 am after Mays' wife called 911.

Mays was a U.S. Air passenger on a flight that made a rough landing Saturday afternoon at Tampa International Airport, according to that left
debris on the runway after apparently blowing its front tires.

Tampa Bay's Fox television affiliate interviewed Mays after the incident.

"All of a sudden as we hit you know it was just the hardest hit, all the things from the ceiling started dropping," MyFox Tampa Bay quoted him as saying. "It hit me on the head, but I got a hard head."

Mays' wife, Deborah Mays, told investigators that her husband had complained he didn't feel well before he went to bed some time after 10 p.m. Saturday night, Tampa police spokeswoman Laura McElroy said.
His son, Billy Mays III (Young Billy Mays), wrote this morn on his Twitter page:

My dad didn't wake up this morning.. I'm sure you'll all hear about it. It hasn't yet hit me but it's about to.

I'm thankful I got to talk to my dad last night. I miss him immensely already. But I feel him with me.
And asks -

#wearblue4billy - Wear blue tomorrow in memory of Billy- I didn't come up with this but it made me smile and my dad would surely be honored.
Though not as well known as the three more internationally famous stars who also died in the past week - Ed McMahan, Farrah Fawcett, and Michael Jackson - Billy Mays had developed a coterie of loyal fans who treated him as a pop-icon.

His ubiquitousness and thumbs-up, in-your-face pitches won Mays plenty of fans. People line up at his personal appearances for autographed color glossies, and strangers stop him in airports to chat about the products.

"I enjoy what I do," Mays told The Associated Press in a 2002 interview. "I think it shows."


From USA Today:

A Florida medical examiner said Monday that an autopsy of television pitchman Billy Mays showed that he suffered no head trauma and that his death appears to be the result of a heart attack during his sleep.

Hillsborough County Medical Examiner Vernard Adams said more tests are needed but Mays had hypertensive heart disease, and "the heart disease is perfectly consistent with sudden death

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This Just In...

Michael Jackson is still dead!

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