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Do you really want to turn this thread in this direction?
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Bob really. Anything to further an agenda? Come on. What do the Koch brothers say?
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I just think it's disgusting that Limbaugh and Fox have made the comments they made about Robin Williams.
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Yes, but let's not put the soap box on top of the coffin.

Time and place kind of thing...
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Brian- You're right. What he said isn't even worthy of comment and deserved no response at all.
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Just stayed focused on the good and remember the good Bob. You'll always have some loud mouth pop off in times like these. They will just make you mad if you pay attention to them.
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We talked a lot about the state of the war at that time. (keep in mind that during my first tour in 2002 we had less than 12,500 troops in the entire country) We chatted about life in the entertainment business, he didn't recommend it....lol. He asked to hear my dirtiest jokes.....and was quite impressed! Smile Then we ate "T-Rats" Lasagna. Afterwards we went to the hospital and I got to give him a tour of the CSH, or Combat Support Hospital (called a "CASH").

I remember him walking into the kids ward and having to leave to gain composure. I said we didn't have to go in there, and he said that he did have to. What happened next was my favorite Robin Williams moment! He walked in to see the place and the kids were pretty much motionless......then I walked in and they all started to cheer and chant "MAGIC...MAGIC..." Robin turned around and gave me this cocky look. I walked up to him put my arm around his shoulder and said....."It's ok Robin, I'm the celebrity around these parts. You can still have America." He laughed, took 5 steps back and said....."Then I guess you're on." Gesturing with his arms down, palms forward and wiggling his fingers. Fortunately the Army flight suit was loaded with pockets and I was always "fully loaded." He watched me go bedside to bedside performing small private shows for each kid. I had always tailored the effects to their injuries, making sure that regardless of the injury child could participate in making the magic happen. I always finished with doing one or two bigger tricks for the whole room. I finished with the bedside magic and started walking to the end of the room for the finale, and that is when I looked up and saw him crying. Afterwards we went back to the chow hall and ate some soupy ice cream. All the kids in the hospital were ones that we flew in and rescued, he asked about each one and I told him their story. He told me that their story is one that deserves to be heard.....Thus the final act in "Operation: Magic" is a routine based on the kids in Afghanistan and Iraq.

Here is a great video clip of him entertaining the troops back in 2007. Military tradition collides with his show.....LOL
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QD9QAAEfQEA
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We talked a lot about the state of the war at that time. (keep in mind that during my first tour in 2002 we had less than 12,500 troops in the entire country) We chatted about life in the entertainment business, he didn't recommend it....lol. He asked to hear my dirtiest jokes.....and was quite impressed! Smile Then we ate "T-Rats" Lasagna. Afterwards we went to the hospital and I got to give him a tour of the CSH, or Combat Support Hospital (called a "CASH").

I remember him walking into the kids ward and having to leave to gain composure. I said we didn't have to go in there, and he said that he did have to. What happened next was my favorite Robin Williams moment! He walked in to see the place and the kids were pretty much motionless......then I walked in and they all started to cheer and chant "MAGIC...MAGIC..." Robin turned around and gave me this cocky look. I walked up to him put my arm around his shoulder and said....."It's ok Robin, I'm the celebrity around these parts. You can still have America." He laughed, took 5 steps back and said....."Then I guess you're on." Gesturing with his arms down, palms forward and wiggling his fingers. Fortunately the Army flight suit was loaded with pockets and I was always "fully loaded." He watched me go bedside to bedside performing small private shows for each kid. I had always tailored the effects to their injuries, making sure that regardless of the injury child could participate in making the magic happen. I always finished with doing one or two bigger tricks for the whole room. I finished with the bedside magic and started walking to the end of the room for the finale, and that is when I looked up and saw him crying. Afterwards we went back to the chow hall and ate some soupy ice cream. All the kids in the hospital were ones that we flew in and rescued, he asked about each one and I told him their story. He told me that their story is one that deserves to be heard.....Thus the final act in "Operation: Magic" is a routine based on the kids in Afghanistan and Iraq.

Here is a great video clip of him entertaining the troops back in 2007. Military tradition collides with his show.....LOL
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QD9QAAEfQEA



Brings back memories of reveille, standing at attention and popping a salute to Ole Glory. Robin Williams was a pretty awesome comic. It's amazing how he was able to crack a few jokes on the spot there after reveille and still be funny. That's a true comic right there now.
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And just when I thought that Rush Limbaugh couldn't possibly get any lower, he has to say this about Robin Williams:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/08/12......626.html


I don't believe that for one moment.


Then listen to Limbaugh saying it himself-

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RNQFa9AM5MI

You'll find that the article I cited is completely accurate, regarding both what Limbaugh and Fox news stated.


Lol. You completely misunderstood me. What I didn't believe for one moment was that you thought that Rush Limbaugh couldn't possibly get any lower!
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Glad to hear I misunderstood you. You had me worried there for a minute.Smile
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Either side will happily get lower if that is where the money is.
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I suggest here as I did early on that fear is behind the attacks on Robin Williams at this time. Fear that a mature man- who knew himself and his problems and succeeded despite them for a sustained career, had a loving family and who loved his family, had attained financial wealth, and fans around the world- could be genuinely vulnerable, ill, and die, and, at his own hand. Fear, that, despite their attempts to paint him otherwise, he was a real man. Terrifying realization that many are afraid to acknowledge, I think.

Learning is lifelong. Robin Williams had the energy to make the effort at learning. And, it seems, he was exhausted. I think that really scares people.
Depression is exhausting and it is felt physically.

But, Robin was Robin. There was only one of him. Be yourself. And let him be. Comments like those made by slowkneenuh indicate to me a fear of acknowledging the humanity of Robin. Why attack a man for his success? Has he kept you from yours? Has he asked for your "real tears"? Are you afraid to shed one for him? Is someone else asking you to? Or is that you?
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Anderson, what a great story of Robin...thanks for sharing.
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A vigil was held in Boulder, Colorado at "The Mork & Mindy" house...

http://www.9news.com/picture-gallery/new......3934981/
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Last saturday night we watched with my wife Angriest man in Brooklyn, does not have the greatest critics but we liked it.
other movies that we watched over the years, not in chronological order
Good Morning Vietnam, world greatest dad, man of the year, Mrs Doubtfire, Toys, final cut, death to smoochy, insomnia, patch adams, one hour photo, the bird cage (maybe the one I laugh the most, the dinner scene is incredible) , good will hunting (got the oscar), jumangi, Alladin, Hook, The fisher king (deserved the Oscar), awakenings, death poet society, Moscow in the Hudson, Nine month (secondary role but so funny as a russin obstetrician that only worked in baboons), dead poet society, and I could be missing one or two more.

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Outstanding movie in which his has a minor role but is great: Dead Again.
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Guess they forgot to tell Bill Buckley.

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"Today, Williams’ widow, Susan Schneider, revealed in a statement that the late actor had been suffering from early stages of Parkinson’s Disease, but hadn't wanted to share the news with his fans yet."

"'...It is our hope in the wake of Robin's tragic passing, that others will find the strength to seek the care and support they need to treat whatever battles they are facing so they may feel less afraid.'”



http://www.newsweek.com/susan-schneider-......e-264705
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He always looked so happy that it's hard to think of him being sad.
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On Aug 14, 2014, tommy wrote:
He always looked so happy that it's hard to think of him being sad.


Smile

And that is the hardest part to reconcile, the hurt he kept from us.

The clown really did not show us his tears till the very end. Smile
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I disagree,

Sometimes Robin came off as very vulnerable and sad, especially when talking about the death or maiming of friends or matters of chemical dependancy.

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