Wednesday, December 27, 2006

Former President Gerald Ford Dead at 93

The Associated Press reports that former Pres. Gerald Ford, the 38th president after Nixon resigned and the only unelected leader in US history, died on Tuesday according to his wife.

"My family joins me in sharing the difficult news that Gerald Ford, our beloved husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather has passed away at 93 years of age," Mrs. Ford said in a brief statement issued from her husband's office in Rancho Mirage. "His life was filled with love of God, his family and his country."

The statement did not say where Ford died or list a cause of death. Ford had battled pneumonia in January 2006 and underwent two heart treatments — including an angioplasty — in August at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn.

Ford was the last Republican candidate for president that Howling Latina supported; and he was a decent man from the old Republican guard of centrists who did not cultivate a racist Dixie strategy.

In fact, Ford lost TEXAS!

With James Brown dying on Christmas Day and now Ford, more and more of American icons from the 70s are dying off. Apropos to Ecclesiastes 3:1-8, a time for everything.

There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under heaven:
a time to be born and a time to die, a time to plant and a time to uproot,
a time to kill and a time to heal, a time to tear down and a time to build,
a time to weep and a time to laugh, a time to mourn and a time to dance,
a time to scatter stones and a time to gather them, a time to embrace and a time to refrain,
a time to search and a time to give up, a time to keep and a time to throw away,
a time to tear and a time to mend, a time to be silent and a time to speak,
a time to love and a time to hate, a time for war and a time for PEACE!

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