Wow....people just keep on dying. Yes, Yes, I know that people die everyday....in fact I know that on average people are dying every 3 seconds. But it is crazy to me how many younger people are dying....Jackson - 50, Mays - 50, and now McNair - 36. And he didn't just die.....no he was shot in the head execution style, several times. That seems like someone was trying to get some anger out to me. And the girl, Sashel, she was shot in the head as well, just once, and there was a gun next to her. Now I don't want to be a conspiracy theorist or anything,,,,,,,,but can we all say murder/suicide?!?!?!.....Once again, I understand people die every day, and I want to send an RIP out to all those who have/are passing, but I would like to send 2 RIPs to Steve and the girl, because that is one messed up way to die.
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From the sound of things he picked the wrong girl to mess with. Sounds like she was a half bubble off.
Whats with all these famous athletes that cheat on their wives?
Having too much money can play tricks on one's ability to rationalize.
Really, who were these people? No one really knew them. They were on tv and radio never really known for more than just that.
Jackson had a bizzare side that we'll never fully understand.
Mays was a loud mouth spokesperson.
And now it appears that McNair was a cheating husband.
I'm not passing judgement on these people, but I find more quality people in the Blade's obituary section. Sadly, the "real" people that are known locally won't get anywhere near the coverage that these others will.
Those "real" people in The Blade have just as many issues as anyone else, we all do. You can't blame people for caring when someone famous dies if they have a connection. Jackson was the soundtrack to my childhood. We are all people, period.
Why aren't Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson by his family side right now or holding press conferences about this?
Maybe it's just me, but I cannot have "real" feelings for people who only exist on tv or radio. Sure, they have contributed to my life in a small way, but I shed no real tears for them.
I'm more broke up over an 85 year old man who I've known personally for 5 years. He was "real". We interacted, talked and even enjoyed each other's company. He might not have been perfect, but at least he was "real".
+1 for Hockeyfan. Who really gives a crap and what makes any of these deaths news? Can we please get back to reality?
Having no compassion for strangers is a sign of someone with issues. Do you not give to charities because you do not know the people? Wait, don't answer that - could be scarily telling.
I see both sides.....I think the point is to have compassion for all who do suffer, have suffered, or are no longer suffering.....compassion is an emotion that can be shared with anyone, whether we no them or not. Hockey is right in thinking the level of compassion is different based on the person, but Ryan reiterates the point of human decency of love for all. I guess there really are 2 sides to every coin.....
".. but Ryan reiterates the point of human decency of love for all."
Even for Ryan's good friend Pattycakes?
I have compassion and I'd help anyone in need. But, I find it hard to feel any real compassion for people who make a living by plastering themselves all over the media or live their life in such excess that is seems they couldn't survive a minute living a "real" life.
You can feel however you want and I can too. If nothing else, maybe the guys running around with "girlfriends" while having their wives are at home with their kids like McNair, will take a different look at their lives.
What's the price a person must pay for speaking ill of the dead?
So you think if something were to happen to Palin I would be happy and not remorseful? You can love your fellow man and not like them. I do it everyday, lmao!
Palin was not a good politician and had some very warped views. Doesn’t mean she is the worse person in the world.
I'd rather be truthful than superficial like people jumping on the "He/she was the greatest person ever" bandwagon.
Hate is too strong of a word. Once again, I'm just saying that their passing doesn't affect my life one way or another. I still can listen to the songs, I still can buy Oxy-clean, and football will still go on. I never knew any of them and I am sure that none of them would have given a crap about me if I died. How could they? They've never even heard of me.
There is no “celeb” that you connect with? No musician or athlete? Someone you admire or had a great experience because of? I have two many cds that mean so much to me that I am very much connected with the artists. And yes, I cried when I watched the Farrah Fawcett special, I am just a big ol’ softy.
If I worshiped a singer who bee-boped all over the stage whilst continually grabbing himself with a sequined-gloved hand, I suppose I would find Palins' ideas "warped" as well.
Worshiped? Whoever said that? Oh that's right, you see and hear what you want. Who the f*ck was talking to you anyway?
Do I need to come in here and scold the whole lot of you?
Meh, I didn't even know of this McNair cat so I can't say I've given his death much thought. On the other hand, yes, there are some celebrities or public figures that, should they pass away -- or when they have -- I would experience or have experienced a sort of mourning. Not a personal grief, but a mourning anyway. For whatever that public figure represented to me: youth, learning to dance, my high school, my independence, etc. And you can also mourn the circumstances of someone's death if you feel it was tragic in some way, like it was needless and didn't have to happen. You can mourn for humanity, you can grimace at the trappings of vanity and celebrity, you can feel sobered about the fact that every one of us will die some day even people who at one time seemed invincible. I mean, that in itself is sobering because it reminds you that little old nobody-you can't beat death if those invincible people couldn't. You can feel sorry for the loved ones of he or she who has passed. You can feel a sense of loss if a person you admire but did not know personally has died and can no longer share his or her talents with the world. Maybe you might feel aghast if a person died under some unseemly circumstances. Etc.
I really don't see the big deal in acknowledging a celebrity's death and even feeling some type of sadness about it. Death is sad. And if someone's death doesn't affect you personally, you have to know that somewhere, someone else's heart is breaking. THAT is sad, too.