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RIP Mike Douglas

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Dick Whitman, Apr 23, 2014.

  1. Dick Whitman

    Dick Whitman Well-Known Member

    Killed by a high school classmate in a car accident.


    Mrs. Bush concedes that she and her friend were chatting when she ran the stop sign. But she also suggests a host of factors beyond her control played a role — the pitch-black road, an unusually dangerous intersection, the small size of the stop sign, and the car the victim was driving.

    “It was sporty and sleek, and it was also the car that Ralph Nader made famous in his book Unsafe at Any Speed,” she states. “He claimed the car was unstable and prone to rollover accidents. A few years later, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration went so far as to investigate the Corvair’s handling, but it didn’t reach the same grim conclusions. I was driving my dad’s much larger and heavier Chevy Impala. But none of that would ever ease the night of November 6. Not for me, and never for the Douglases.”

    Mrs. Bush reveals that she was wracked by guilt for years after the crash, especially after not attending the funeral and for not reaching out to the parents of the dead teenager. Her parents did not want her to show up at the funeral, she states, and she ended up sleeping through it.

  2. YankeeFan

    YankeeFan Well-Known Member

    A game of golf might have helped her deal with the guilt.

    That she slept in instead makes me think she was dealing with depression.
  3. MisterCreosote

    MisterCreosote Well-Known Member

    Running afoul of the law is only OK if you're wearing a cowboy hat.
  4. Steak Snabler

    Steak Snabler Well-Known Member

    WTF on the thread title?

    I thought this was about the talk show host, except he's already dead.

    Then maybe I thought it was the actor, with Dick so tight with him he called him "Mike."

    Do SportsJournalists.com members get paid based on clicks or something?
  5. Dick Whitman

    Dick Whitman Well-Known Member

    To clarify, this is Mike Douglas, the popular high school football star.
  6. Steak Snabler

    Steak Snabler Well-Known Member

    Yeah, and now I just caught up. Liberals and conservatives trolling each other.

    Carry on.
  7. YankeeFan

    YankeeFan Well-Known Member

    The Auntie Zeituni story was A1 of today's Times.

    But, discussing it is trolling. OK.
  8. Dick Whitman

    Dick Whitman Well-Known Member

    This excerpt is from a best-selling political memoir.
  9. MisterCreosote

    MisterCreosote Well-Known Member

    Mike Douglas used to make her moist (the only white man to ever do that to her, by the way):

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  10. Diego Marquez

    Diego Marquez Member

    Dinah Shore does not approve.
  11. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    Are people tuning up their trolling game for 2016? :D
  12. MisterCreosote

    MisterCreosote Well-Known Member

    Just trying to be news leaders like CNN:

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