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  1. WI Con Member
    WI ConJoined in the first year of Ricochet Ricochet Charter Member

    Damn! This year sucks!

    I just read that article of his yesterday about discrimination vs prejudice.

    R.I.P. Professor Williams- Thank you.

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    • December 2, 2020, at 8:52 AM PST
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  2. ctlaw Coolidge

    Holy___!

    https://www.ocregister.com/2020/12/02/bruce-herschensohn-conservative-commentator-on-southern-california-airwaves-dies-at-88/

     

    • #2
    • December 2, 2020, at 8:52 AM PST
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  3. SkipSul Coolidge
    SkipSulJoined in the first year of Ricochet Ricochet Charter Member

    I got to go to a guest lecture by Dr. Williams when I was in college. He was wonderful. He will definitely be missed.

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    • December 2, 2020, at 8:52 AM PST
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  4. Jerry Giordano (Arizona Patrio… Member

    What a shame. Dr. Williams was a great man. He was 84, so he had a good run in this life, but I’ll miss his insight in the future.

    • #4
    • December 2, 2020, at 8:56 AM PST
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  5. Dr. Bastiat Member

    Dr. Williams was fantastic. I’m a huge fan. He will be missed.

    • #5
    • December 2, 2020, at 9:01 AM PST
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  6. Henry Racette Contributor

    I am very sorry to hear this.

    • #6
    • December 2, 2020, at 9:01 AM PST
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  7. Manny Member

    Oh no. He was a great man. Eternal rest in peace.

    • #7
    • December 2, 2020, at 9:02 AM PST
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  8. Dave L Member
    Dave LJoined in the first year of Ricochet Ricochet Charter Member

    RIP, He will be missed.

    • #8
    • December 2, 2020, at 9:02 AM PST
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  9. Susan Quinn Contributor

    What a great man and a great thinker. I will miss him.

    • #9
    • December 2, 2020, at 9:05 AM PST
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  10. WillowSpring Member
    WillowSpringJoined in the first year of Ricochet Ricochet Charter Member

    To my wife, he is “The Ironing Board Man”. We first heard him guest hosting several years ago on Rush Limbaugh’s show and he was talking about a Christmas gift for his wife. His conclusion was that an ironing board was a very reasonable choice.

    He was great.

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    • December 2, 2020, at 9:08 AM PST
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  11. JamesSalerno Coolidge

    He pulled so many over to the side of truth and liberty. I pray that he rest in peace, and that his teachings long outlive his mortal existence.

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    • December 2, 2020, at 9:12 AM PST
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  12. Dr. Jimmy Carter Member
    Dr. Jimmy CarterJoined in the first year of Ricochet Ricochet Charter Member

    WillowSpring (View Comment):

    To my wife, he is “The Ironing Board Man”. We first heard him guest hosting several years ago on Rush Limbaugh’s show and he was talking about a Christmas gift for his wife. His conclusion was that an ironing board was a very reasonable choice.

    He was great.

    I heard Him say He was going to get His Wife a pair of golf shoes for Christmas, so She wouldn’t slip on the ice in the winter while washing His car. 

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    • December 2, 2020, at 9:13 AM PST
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  13. Matt Bartle Member
    Matt BartleJoined in the first year of Ricochet Ricochet Charter Member

    Terrible news.

    He had a gift for putting issues into very concrete terms to clarify them. I remember one time he said something like, “Can the government force you to mow your neighbor’s lawn? No? Then why can it force you to give him some of your money?”

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    • December 2, 2020, at 9:23 AM PST
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  14. RushBabe49 Thatcher

    Ditto. I thoroughly enjoyed his guest-hosting for Rush. I remember that, when his wife died, he was bereft, and I really felt bad for him. I have a concrete reminder of his goodness:

    He had the antidote to White Guilt. Everyone needs to have this posted prominently.

    • #14
    • December 2, 2020, at 9:36 AM PST
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  15. Seawriter Contributor

    Memory eternal! He got his three-score-years-and-ten with some change back. I will miss his wisdom.

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    • December 2, 2020, at 9:38 AM PST
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  16. Matt Bartle Member
    Matt BartleJoined in the first year of Ricochet Ricochet Charter Member

    Jimmy Carter (View Comment):
    I heard Him say He was going to get His Wife a pair of golf shoes for Christmas, so She wouldn’t slip on the ice in the winter while washing His car. 

    I remember hearing him say that when he was hosting Rush’s show. I laughed so hard.

    “I bought Mrs. Williams some golf shoes. Now, Mrs. Williams doesn’t play golf . . .”

    • #16
    • December 2, 2020, at 9:40 AM PST
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  17. Percival Thatcher
    PercivalJoined in the first year of Ricochet Ricochet Charter Member

    One of our finest intellectuals. I have always enjoyed his wisdom and wit.

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    • December 2, 2020, at 9:41 AM PST
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  18. Gossamer Cat Coolidge

    No! I was just reading his latest column on Townhall today. What a loss!

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    • December 2, 2020, at 9:55 AM PST
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  19. Mark Camp Member

    Teaching basic economics to the general public in a republic is of great importance for its well-being and survival.

    It takes a teacher who understands economics and has credentials. Shockingly, very few of those with credentials as economists have even a basic understanding of it, and have in place of an understanding a combination of unscientific method, logical contradictions, and mystical irrational theory which they cling to for dear life and are impatient to spread like poison. One cannot teach oneself economics without continually confronting this frightening fact. (I can’t think of any other intellectual discipline where the established scholars are so ignorant of their subject and so confused by false theory.)

    It takes also a teacher who can make correct theory understandable to non-specialists.

    Most of the few who have the knowledge and credentials lack the ability to teach.

    Williams had it all.

    RIP, Walter E. Williams.

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    • December 2, 2020, at 9:58 AM PST
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  20. Dr. Bastiat Member

    Mark Camp (View Comment):
    One cannot teach oneself economics without continually confronting this frightening fact. (I can’t think of any other intellectual discipline where the established scholars are so ignorant of their subject and so confused by false theory.)

    African American Studies

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    • December 2, 2020, at 10:01 AM PST
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  21. Mark Camp Member

    Dr. Bastiat (View Comment):

    Mark Camp (View Comment):
    One cannot teach oneself economics without continually confronting this frightening fact. (I can’t think of any other intellectual discipline where the established scholars are so ignorant of their subject and so confused by false theory.)

    African American Studies

    I couldn’t think of any other, but I didn’t try too hard. I knew I would get help in filling in this gap in thoughts from those with sharper minds.

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    • December 2, 2020, at 10:06 AM PST
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  22. Stad Coolidge

    Aww man . . .

    He was my favorite Rush guest host – “Black by popular demand.”

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    • December 2, 2020, at 10:07 AM PST
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  23. RushBabe49 Thatcher

    I learned more about human behavior in my economics classes at the community college level, than I did in four years (including grad school) of college psychology courses.

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    • December 2, 2020, at 10:08 AM PST
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  24. Stad Coolidge

    WillowSpring (View Comment):

    To my wife, he is “The Ironing Board Man”. We first heard him guest hosting several years ago on Rush Limbaugh’s show and he was talking about a Christmas gift for his wife. His conclusion was that an ironing board was a very reasonable choice.

    He was great.

    Aww, this news bites. He was my favorite Rush guest host – “Black by popular demand.”

    Update: I know my comment is redundant, but it shows how much I think this news is sad. I learned a lot from Williams, and Thomas Sowell as well.

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    • December 2, 2020, at 10:16 AM PST
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  25. tigerlily Member

    RIP. I, too, enjoyed listening to him when he filled in for Rush.

    • #25
    • December 2, 2020, at 10:16 AM PST
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  26. Stad Coolidge

    RushBabe49 (View Comment):

    Ditto. I thoroughly enjoyed his guest-hosting for Rush. I remember that, when his wife died, he was bereft, and I really felt bad for him. I have a concrete reminder of his goodness:

    He had the antidote to White Guilt. Everyone needs to have this posted prominently.

    LOL I got one too! He had a great sense of humor . . .

    • #26
    • December 2, 2020, at 10:17 AM PST
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  27. Stad Coolidge

    Matt Bartle (View Comment):

    Jimmy Carter (View Comment):
    I heard Him say He was going to get His Wife a pair of golf shoes for Christmas, so She wouldn’t slip on the ice in the winter while washing His car.

    I remember hearing him say that when he was hosting Rush’s show. I laughed so hard.

    “I bought Mrs. Williams some golf shoes. Now, Mrs. Williams doesn’t play golf . . .”

     . . . but I bought them so she wouldn’t slip on the ice in the driveway while she scraped my windshield.

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    • December 2, 2020, at 10:17 AM PST
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  28. 9thDistrictNeighbor Member

    He would be introduced when guest-hosting for Rush as “Black by popular demand.”

    I hope someone keeps his website up for a while so I can save everything on it, including his gift.

    I believe he lost his wife not too long ago. This is a tremendous loss. May the Angels lead him to Paradise.

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    • December 2, 2020, at 10:26 AM PST
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  29. Stad Coolidge

    9thDistrictNeighbor (View Comment):
    He would be introduced when guest-hosting for Rush as “Black by popular demand.”

    I also think they played some kind of African drums in the background . . .

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    • December 2, 2020, at 10:35 AM PST
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  30. Mark Camp Member

    RushBabe49 (View Comment):

    Ditto. I thoroughly enjoyed his guest-hosting for Rush. I remember that, when his wife died, he was bereft, and I really felt bad for him. I have a concrete reminder of his goodness:

    He had the antidote to White Guilt. Everyone needs to have this posted prominently.

    You all know about the Triple-Like beta test by now and my participation in it. With the new month, I am permitted one Triple-Like in the category, “I Triple-Like this because it is funny, beautiful, and spot on”.

    I am going over right now to my beta test computer and punching that button. Triple Thanks, RushBabe!

    • #30
    • December 2, 2020, at 10:37 AM PST
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