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(CNN)   Wilson Roosevelt Jerman, White House Butler to 11 presidents, dies from covid-19   (edition.cnn.com) divider line
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2020-05-21 5:10:58 PM  
Eisenhower to Obama. That's quite a run.
Oh, the stories he could tell!
 
2020-05-21 5:25:21 PM  
Would like to read a biography of his service.  He definitely saw a lot in 50 years.
 
2020-05-21 6:18:31 PM  
they should make a movie about him, and donate some money to his family
 
2020-05-21 7:12:12 PM  
That he died of C-19 is not Jerman to the situation.


/oh, somebody had to do it
 
2020-05-21 7:31:48 PM  

some_beer_drinker: they should make a movie about him, and donate some money to his family


Didn't they already? Called The Butler?
 
2020-05-21 9:56:51 PM  
Gay told CNN that her grandfather suffered a stroke in 2011 and the Obamas assisted in making sure he was taken care of while in the hospital, even sending flowers.

Can you imagine Trump doing that?
 
2020-05-21 10:14:23 PM  

somedude210: some_beer_drinker: they should make a movie about him, and donate some money to his family

Didn't they already? Called The Butler?


There are actually a handful of butlers at the same time in the White House, the movie was loosely based on Eugene Allen.
https://en.www.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eug​e​ne_Allen
 
2020-05-21 10:23:00 PM  

fusillade762: Gay told CNN that her grandfather suffered a stroke in 2011 and the Obamas assisted in making sure he was taken care of while in the hospital, even sending flowers.

Can you imagine Trump doing that?


Havinng a stroke and winding up in the hospital?

*ziiip*
 
2020-05-21 11:16:52 PM  
10.5
 
2020-05-21 11:48:16 PM  

felching pen: Eisenhower to Obama. That's quite a run.
Oh, the stories he could tell!


He was immediately fired when Trump took office. Glad he didn't have to serve that racist asshole in his final years.
 
2020-05-21 11:51:36 PM  
R.E.D.
 
2020-05-21 11:52:22 PM  
houstondragon:
He was immediately fired when Trump took office. Glad he didn't have to serve that racist asshole in his final years.

He retired in 2012, years before Trump even became President.  Come on, dude, let Trump himself tell the lies, you aren't as good at it as he is.
 
2020-05-21 11:54:03 PM  
Once you get your 90s death is to be expected, pandemic or not.
 
2020-05-21 11:54:53 PM  
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Five Dollars. Maybe I'll go to the movies by myself.
 
2020-05-21 11:57:11 PM  

fusillade762: Gay told CNN that her grandfather suffered a stroke in 2011 and the Obamas assisted in making sure he was taken care of while in the hospital, even sending flowers.

Can you imagine Trump doing that?


Well, he was on ObamaCare, so the only way  he could possibly be taken care of is by having the president of the United States personally stepping in to make sure it happened.
 
2020-05-21 11:57:43 PM  

fusillade762: Gay told CNN that her grandfather suffered a stroke in 2011 and the Obamas assisted in making sure he was taken care of while in the hospital, even sending flowers.

Can you imagine Trump doing that?


Yes, I can imagine that. Whether it would actually occur is debatable but it probably would serve as good PR and play well for cameras which he likes.
 
2020-05-22 12:02:05 AM  
"Clean this up! I'm not you're personal butler!"
It was that moment when batman realized just how severe Alfred's Alzheimer's had become.
 
2020-05-22 12:10:34 AM  
Is this the gentleman that was written about after Obama took office that has his wife pass away on election day 2008?
 
2020-05-22 12:17:09 AM  

somedude210: some_beer_drinker: they should make a movie about him, and donate some money to his family

Didn't they already? Called The Butler?


Maybe it's time for The Butler 2: The Search for More Money.
 
2020-05-22 12:17:47 AM  
In heaven there will be a great multitude of great men, and they will be tripping over themselves to take his coat.

May you rest easy and at peace.
 
2020-05-22 12:24:06 AM  
Sounds like a racist to me.
 
2020-05-22 12:38:14 AM  

felching pen: Eisenhower to Obama. That's quite a run.
Oh, the stories he could tell!


That's why Hillary had him killed.
 
2020-05-22 12:38:34 AM  

Petit_Merdeux: That he died of C-19 is not Jerman to the situation.


/oh, somebody had to do it


the gotdam germans got nothin to do with it!
 
2020-05-22 12:48:50 AM  
At least he managed to avoid serving the crappiest president of all.

RIP good sir.
 
2020-05-22 12:49:25 AM  

johnny queso: Petit_Merdeux: That he died of C-19 is not Jerman to the situation.


/oh, somebody had to do it

the gotdam germans got nothin to do with it!


It was over when they bombed Pearl Harbor.
 
2020-05-22 12:59:46 AM  
Sad. He's a piece of history.
 
2020-05-22 1:18:59 AM  
This thread, for a kind old man who served honorably through 11 presidents, never stood a chance
 
2020-05-22 1:24:25 AM  

SaintAnky: Sad. He's a piece of history.


Well, he is now.
 
2020-05-22 4:03:21 AM  

fusillade762: Gay told CNN that her grandfather suffered a stroke in 2011 and the Obamas assisted in making sure he was taken care of while in the hospital, even sending flowers.

Can you imagine Trump doing that?


Well, yes. If it was Trump General, and the flowers were ordered from Jared, and the whole thing was charged to the taxpayers.
 
2020-05-22 4:27:59 AM  

gunther_bumpass: fusillade762: Gay told CNN that her grandfather suffered a stroke in 2011 and the Obamas assisted in making sure he was taken care of while in the hospital, even sending flowers.

Can you imagine Trump doing that?

Well, yes. If it was Trump General, and the flowers were ordered from Jared, and the whole thing was charged to the taxpayers.


Don't forget the 500 percent markup on the flowers.

Spoiler alert: The flowers were never delivered.

Second spoiler alert: The flowers never existed in the first place.

Third spoiler alert: The flower shop never existed in the first place.

Who am I kidding - we all knew this...
 
2020-05-22 4:34:41 AM  

johnny_vegas: This thread, for a kind old man who served honorably through 11 presidents, never stood a chance


Exactly.  What Trump had to do with a public servant (literally) who retired before he took office is anyone's guess?  You would think there is enough actual shiat to bash him without creating hypothetical shiat.
 
2020-05-22 4:53:26 AM  

Permanent Solutions For Permanent Problems: Once you get your 90s death is to be expected, pandemic or not.


Peaceful decline into the grave

vs.

Drown in your own lung juices

Covid-19 is a miserable, slow, lonely way to die. You're an asshole for acting like this is a normal "when it's your time, it's your time" illness.
 
2020-05-22 6:14:24 AM  

Petit_Merdeux: That he died of C-19 is not Jerman to the situation.


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2020-05-22 7:23:52 AM  

Spartacus Finch: Petit_Merdeux: That he died of C-19 is not Jerman to the situation.

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18 cans of Aquanet died for his hair
 
2020-05-22 8:20:49 AM  

NotThatGuyAgain: Spartacus Finch: Petit_Merdeux: That he died of C-19 is not Jerman to the situation.

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18 cans of Aquanet died for his hair


That pic was responsible for punching a one mile hole in the ozone layer and was worth every inch.
 
2020-05-22 8:42:06 AM  

houstondragon: felching pen: Eisenhower to Obama. That's quite a run.
Oh, the stories he could tell!

He was immediately fired when Trump took office. Glad he didn't have to serve that racist asshole in his final years.


Yeah, about that.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wilson_​R​oosevelt_Jerman

Jerman was promoted to butler under John F. Kennedy, and continued in that role until his retirement in 1993 during the Bill Clinton administration. He returned to the White House in 2003 and worked as a maitre d' and elevator operator for Barack Obama before his final retirement in 2012.

There are only two possibilities here:

1.  You knew you were wrong and lied for political purposes.
2.  You didn't know and you made shiat up for political purposes.

Either way, it makes you sound quite, well, Trumpian.
 
2020-05-22 9:42:29 AM  

fusillade762: Gay told CNN that her grandfather suffered a stroke in 2011 and the Obamas assisted in making sure he was taken care of while in the hospital, even sending flowers.

Can you imagine Trump doing that?


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this is as close as I can get...
 
2020-05-22 10:17:32 AM  
The good man was 91, he died of old age aggravated by COVID perhaps.
 
2020-05-22 11:08:45 AM  

NotThatGuyAgain: Spartacus Finch: Petit_Merdeux: That he died of C-19 is not Jerman to the situation.

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18 cans of Aquanet died for his hair


WHAT
ABOUT

TITO?!
 
2020-05-22 1:32:50 PM  

invictus2: NotThatGuyAgain: Spartacus Finch: Petit_Merdeux: That he died of C-19 is not Jerman to the situation.

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18 cans of Aquanet died for his hair

WHAT
ABOUT

TITO?!


Pray for Tito.
 
2020-05-22 3:14:18 PM  

beakerxf: Permanent Solutions For Permanent Problems: Once you get your 90s death is to be expected, pandemic or not.

Peaceful decline into the grave

vs.

Drown in your own lung juices

Covid-19 is a miserable, slow, lonely way to die. You're an asshole for acting like this is a normal "when it's your time, it's your time" illness.


Meh.

Is it any worse that knowing that your mind is going (dementia)?

Is it any worse than slowly dying of terminal cancer over months?

Is it any worse than having a massive stroke and lingering on until you finally die days or weeks later?

It would certainly be nice if everybody died peacefully, unaware, in their sleep.   The ones that actually happens to are the very lucky ones.  Most people aren't very lucky.

Also, every death where the person is aware they are dying is a miserable, lonely way to die.

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2020-05-22 4:11:53 PM  

dittybopper: Also, every death where the person is aware they are dying is a miserable, lonely way to die.


You'd be amazed at the numbers of people who like being given time to prepare and accept death.  They die in comfort and with people around them, not miserable and not lonely.  In fact, and this may shock you, some people prefer the thought that they are dying because it is the end of suffering or believe in eternal reward.  What I'm saying is that you're wrong.  Just wrong.  Wrong in spirit and wrong in fact.
 
2020-05-22 9:55:01 PM  

fusillade762: Gay told CNN that her grandfather suffered a stroke in 2011 and the Obamas assisted in making sure he was taken care of while in the hospital, even sending flowers.

Can you imagine Trump doing that?


I can't imagine T***p even remembering who the f'k he was. Shat, he forgets his wife's name, and probably wonders who that tall kid is that occasionally shows up at the white house and hugs her.
 
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