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#1 splinky

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Posted 17 October 2019 - 11:25 AM

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#2 Maison Rustique

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Posted 17 October 2019 - 02:01 PM

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#3 Wilfrid

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Posted 17 October 2019 - 02:08 PM

Very sad. I had thought he was older.



#4 voyager

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Posted 17 October 2019 - 02:38 PM

Our loss, and much too soon,


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#5 joethefoodie

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Posted 17 October 2019 - 04:11 PM

No one should underestimate what a giant of public service he was.  Nor the giant loss.

 

RIP, and as I like to say to the good public servants, thanks for your service.



#6 Sneakeater

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Posted 17 October 2019 - 04:34 PM

A massive loss.
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#7 hollywood

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Posted 17 October 2019 - 11:03 PM

Adam Schiff--

 

I’m beyond devastated at the loss of my friend and colleague, Elijah Cummings. My thoughts are with his wife, Maya, his children, his family his friends, his dedicated staff, and the whole city of Baltimore as we all mourn the loss of this giant of a man.

Elijah was the heart and soul of our caucus, a dignified leader with a voice that could move mountains. He was often the first to call to offer a kind word, a suggestion, or posit a way forward on the trickiest of issues. And it was Elijah who we turned to most when we needed guidance or help.

Elijah was our moral and ethical North Star, always shining bright and clear. Now we will be guided by his powerful memory and incomparable legacy. Rest in Peace, my friend.


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#8 bloviatrix

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Posted 18 October 2019 - 01:43 AM

He was a giant and gone way too soon.


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#9 Sneakeater

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Posted 18 October 2019 - 02:07 AM

A gigantic giant.
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#10 joethefoodie

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Posted 18 October 2019 - 11:18 AM

Ginormous.



#11 Wilfrid

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Posted 20 October 2019 - 11:06 PM

With no disrespect for this great man, I just realized you could call him E.E. Cummings.