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Memorials in her honor can be made to any organization working for the removal of President Bush.
August 22, 2003 11:24 AM   Subscribe

The Capital Times' obituary page notes that "Sally Baron, age 71, of Stoughton, died Monday, Aug. 18, 2003.... Memorials in her honor can be made to any organization working for the removal of President Bush."
posted by fold_and_mutilate (22 comments total)

 
I know "chuckle" isn't the appropriate response to this news item, but I can't help myself. Good for you Sally.
posted by jonson at 11:39 AM on August 22, 2003


Ha! Nice one.

Ride, Sally, Ride...as they say.
posted by jonmc at 11:41 AM on August 22, 2003


I really, really wish that I knew her.
posted by LittleMissCranky at 11:44 AM on August 22, 2003


made to any organization working for the removal of President Bush."

then the Democratic Party will hardly get a dime
posted by matteo at 11:56 AM on August 22, 2003


God, I bet after saying that we'll never see her alive again.
posted by XQUZYPHYR at 11:58 AM on August 22, 2003


Did anyone else read the obit underneath hers? Sounds like Wisconsin lost two great ladies at once...
posted by pomegranate at 11:58 AM on August 22, 2003


Hooray for my home, Madison, the progressive little city that could! (Stoughton is a suburb)

I can't wait to read all the letters to the editor tomorrow from the cranks, talking about what a shame it is that this ignorant woman can't see the dignity and honor Bush has brought to the White House.
posted by rocketman at 12:23 PM on August 22, 2003


Rocketman, I think you'll be disappointed. If I can presume to speak for the cranks who think W. is not doing a half-bad job - we don't care. Trust me, we're quite aware that there are a certain number of you folks who are really, really unhappy, but I'm afraid we stopped listening to you quite some time ago. At least this is example of ils cracheront de leurs tombes is somewhat clever.

I'm sorry she won't be around for me to enjoy her chagrin and dismay in about another 14 months, but I imagine you guys will keep me amply supplied.
posted by mojohand at 1:09 PM on August 22, 2003


Ah, those small town Wisconsin progressives. I hope our
NPR broadcaster members pick up on this and pass it on to the
News department--hint, hint.
posted by y2karl at 1:11 PM on August 22, 2003


I'm sorry she won't be around for me to enjoy her chagrin and dismay in about another 14 months

I wouldn't bet on that. Everybody thought Bush Sr. had it wrapped up after Gulf War I, then the economy tanked....

I think you know the rest.
posted by jonmc at 1:13 PM on August 22, 2003


Trust me, we're quite aware that there are a certain number of you folks who are really, really unhappy, but I'm afraid we stopped listening to you quite some time ago.

Well "you folks" haven't shut up about Clinton yet so you've still got a few years left. Until then let's at least make this a constructive argument, which do you really prefer, Mac or PC?
posted by m@ at 1:24 PM on August 22, 2003


I'm sorry she won't be around for me to enjoy her chagrin and dismay in about another 14 months
Your math is off. Bush will remain president for another 17 months, when he will be succeeded by a Democrat in January 2005.
posted by Holden at 1:27 PM on August 22, 2003


Further down: "Anna Frey, age 105, Sauk County's oldest citizen, died on Wednesday."
posted by me3dia at 1:33 PM on August 22, 2003


What's wrong with the President Bus? Haillll to the bus driver, the bus driver...woman!

/top tag
posted by hellinskira at 2:37 PM on August 22, 2003


It's a shame that Ms. Baron's last wishes were so petty, so temporal, and ultimately so worthless.

She could have done far better.
posted by UncleFes at 2:39 PM on August 22, 2003


She could have done far better.

posted by m@ at 2:43 PM on August 22, 2003


so petty, so temporal, and ultimately so worthless.

seems quite fitting for a memorial.

you hoping for something more along the lines of ozymandias?
posted by andrew cooke at 3:02 PM on August 22, 2003


I'm glad to hear about this spunky dame, and I hope she gets her last wish, but the reason I really love the post is this sentence from the news story:

"She'd always watch CNN, C-SPAN, and you know, she'd just swear at the TV and say 'Oh, Bush, he's such a whistle ass!'"

I think "whistle ass" can usefully be added to the master list of MeFi insults.
posted by languagehat at 3:34 PM on August 22, 2003


Metafilter: don't be such a whistle ass!

I am going to work this epithet into as many conversations as possible this weekend, and I encourage all you anti-whistle asses to do the same.
posted by scody at 4:00 PM on August 22, 2003


Holy-naive-cow! Don't try to Google "whistle ass."

Unless you're into that kind of thing, of course.
posted by jaronson at 4:57 PM on August 22, 2003


I'm sorry she won't be around for me to enjoy her chagrin and dismay in about another 14 months

I wouldn't put any money on that if I were you, mojohand...
posted by clevershark at 6:46 PM on August 22, 2003


what a cool lady...she reminds me of my grandma : >

and that "whistle ass" crack is wonderful! Lots of those feisty old folks are going to be voting next year, and it won't be for Bush.
posted by amberglow at 8:05 PM on August 22, 2003


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