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peter

Yes, I remember watching him on a black and white tv exercising with the most rudimentary equipment, a wooden chair, a book, etc. He and his wife, and their German shepherd. I heard him interviewed on Dennis Miller on his last birthday, and he sounded great. Truly an amazing person.

Neo

If it tastes good, spit it out

The words that kept him alive for so long.

Neo

at his home in Morro Bay, Calif.
I used to live just inland of there. When the weather was bad in Atascadero, it was great at Morro Bay, and vice versa.

Neo

Chinese web users are acclaiming pianist Lang Lang’s choice of tune for a White House state dinner given in honour of President Hu Jintao – a patriotic theme song from an anti-US war film.

The 28-year-old Chinese virtuoso, who divides his time between China and the United States, has given no indication that he was aware of the nationalistic tinge to his choice at last Wednesday’s dinner entertainment.

But web users in China hailed Lang Lang as a true patriot for playing “My Motherland”, the theme of a famous 1956 Chinese film called “Battle on Shangganling Mountain” set during the Korean War.

The movie of the Battle of Triangle Hill, as it became known, features Chinese troops enduring huge hardship before reinforcements arrive and rout their American enemies.

“It’s deeply meaningful to play this in the United States, but I don’t know if the Americans can understand? Ha ha,” one web user said on leading portal sina.com.

“You really voiced our thoughts,” another wrote. “We do not want to see war, but we are really not afraid of war, and to defend our homeland, we are really not afraid of any great powers.”

Stupidest Office of the Chief of Protocol EVAH

Captain Hate

Another slap in the face to the country by the quislings in the State Dept.

Joe Linquist

If it tastes good, spit it out

The words that kept him alive for so long.

And his wife so happy.

Jane (sit on the couch or save your country)

I too remember his from when I was a little kid. And I thought he was old then. Fit, but old. RIP

clarice

Maybe if you only eat bad tasting food it just seems like you are living forever. Ptui to that!

jimmyk

And I thought he was old then.

Funny thing about that--"old" is always relative to where we are. Thirty years ago I thought people my current age were old, but obviously I was mistaken.

Lalanne was really ahead of his time. Maybe it was chance, as I'm sure there were a lot of others who had newfangled ideas that turned out to be wacko (like the Kellogs).

Danube of Thought

Minus 4 at Raz today.

Captain Hate

I too remember his from when I was a little kid. And I thought he was old then. Fit, but old.

Same here. He always looked good and this was from a time when athletes generally looked way different than they do today. Keep in mind that professional athletes didn't make nearly the amount of money that they do today and had to work regular jobs in the offseason and that "spring training" for baseball was about getting into playing shape for the season. Even looking at athletes like Johnny Weismuller in the Tarzan movies has him with man boobs compared to cut and ripped athletes today.

Not Jack Lalanne though; he always looked good.

Sue

Minus 4 at Raz today.

Idiots. We are doomed as long as idiots are voting.

It made me sad to read that Jack LaLanne had died. When we were children, my mother would be holding on to a chair doing leg lifts, or whatever, while Mr. LaLanne prattled on in the back ground. He outlived my mother, by over 2 years. He was 26 years her senior. He did something right, I guess.

clarice

who answered Raz robocalls on such a big football weekend?

Old Lurker

"Maybe if you only eat bad tasting food it just seems like you are living forever. Ptui to that!"

Clarice that brings to mind the old line about why married men die before their wives: "Because they can" ...

Janet

Or my refrig. magnet -
It pictures a french chef & says -

"I've got a trick I do with fat-free food...
throw it away."

Ignatz

--This guy had some of the same stuff that Oprah has...

Except that Jack made me healthy and Oprah makes me sick.

peter

Thank you so much for posting that La Lanne video, Tom. I had a very bad occurrence (some property damage that is going to cost me quite a bit) over the weekend, and my spirits were very down. Thinking positively is what got Jack La Lanne to reach 96, and to tell you the truth, I am shocked he did not make it to a hundred.
And his point about smiling. I just visualize myself trying to get into one of Jack's jump suits, and I bust out laughing, let alone smiling.
Lastly, Lang Lang, there are hundreds of classical pianists with more talent than you. You just have had good luck in the publicity department, you little weasel. You couldn't hold Paderewski's metronome. Go suck a lemon.

Susan

If we all had Jack LaLanne's discipline, then most Americans wouldn't be dying from chronic diseases. He lived well to the end - not long-term bedridden or in a hospice or hooked up to machines.

jimmyk

If we all had Jack LaLanne's discipline, then most Americans wouldn't be dying from chronic diseases.

Let's not go too far with this. For every Jack Lalanne there's a Euell Gibbons or Jim Fixx. Unfortunately diet and exercise are only part of the story. Genetics and luck play a big part.

Janet

I'm hoping I have a lot of genetics & luck.

Old Lurker

The men in my family either died at 75 or 99.

You are all invited to my 76th birthday party when the time comes.

Captain Hate

Unfortunately diet and exercise are only part of the story. Genetics and luck play a big part.

Troo dat; I'm at the age Father Hate was when he died so that's a sobering reminder. My blood pressure is at a lower level than his was and my diet is significantly better than his was (with all the fried food that Mother H prepared when he had his first heart attack my reaction was "I'm surprised it didn't happen sooner") so I still count on commenting here for a long time.

Ignatz

--Let's not go too far with this. For every Jack Lalanne there's a Euell Gibbons or Jim Fixx.--

True that genetics are tough to defeat, but even Fixx and Gibbons died well.
It is the lingering, diseased, incapacitated death that is to be avoided and which lack of exercise and poor diet tend to contribute to, regardless of genetics.
Obviously not true in every case but one is always playing the odds in healthy living.

narciso

My grandparents died at 84, and 89, respectively,

Jack is Back!

I was once a Jack LaLanne "student" when I would watch him between classes at university. Student Union was packed when his show came on and more people where watching him than Days of Our Livs or As The World Turns. After I graduated, I lost track of him but I remember a few years ago he was on someone's radio show and I heard him talking and he didn't sound any older than he did back in the early 60's. An amazing guy.

Janet

You are all invited to my 76th birthday party when the time comes.

I'm 52. I eat what I want, don't exercise, & smoke like a fiend. If you want to visit me you better make it over in the next week...week and a half. :(

jimmyk

It is the lingering, diseased, incapacitated death that is to be avoided and which lack of exercise and poor diet tend to contribute to, regardless of genetics.

In some ways yes--diabetes, emphysema, congestive heart failure. But unfortunately I don't think cancer is much affected, never mind many other chronic diseases like MS, and I've known too many people who've had long-term unsuccessful struggles with those things.

Rick Ballard

Any theories as to why Frances Fox Piven is refusing to wear the commie leper's bell? Kurtz has her nailed to the ground as a carrier of the socialist disease and she's been a red since she was whelped. Her editorial in The Nation is just a reiteration of the dreck she's been pumping for decades and the core of Alinskyite/Obamist tactics.

Why is she running from her blood red roots?

Jane (sit on the couch or save your country)

Maybe it's because Beck brings it up constantly Rick, and she prefers to call him a liar. Or she wants to be aligned with ear leader and that moniker won't help.

Captain Hate

Rick, I'm going with she's lying commie scum who never wants to take responsibility for the consequences of her stupidity.

jimmyk

Of my four grandparents, one was overweight and dropped dead of a heart attack at 60, the other three were health/exercise oriented and died in their late 80s, but their last few years were not good. My parents are in their mid/late 80s and just starting to have some "issues." So I think with diet and exercise I can avoid the fate of the one exception, but aside from that, I see my genetic clock on the wall.

Jane (sit on the couch or save your country)

BTW, not to make anyone jealous or anything, but I get to meet a JOMer tonite who I have never met before. And I am sooooooooooooooo excited.

Mike Spurlock

If that's what it takes to live to 96, I'm canceling my magazine subscriptions.

Jane (sit on the couch or save your country)

Rubio mirrors my objection to Bachmann's Tea Party SOTU:

” Why do we need something in addition to the steering committee?…My concern is that politicians all of a sudden start co-opting the mantle of “Tea Party”. If all of a sudden being in the Tea Party is not something that is happening in Main Street, but rather something that’s happening in Washington D.C., the “Tea Party” all of a sudden becomes some sort of movement run by politicians…it’s gonna lose its effectiveness and I’m concerned about that. I think that the real power of the Tea Party comes from its ability to drive the debate and the issues from the grassroots up, as opposed to from the politicians down.”- Senator Marco Rubio

narciso

The idea, as I understand it, came from Amy Kremer, one of the Tea Party organizers, out large, she invited Bachmann to Iowa, and this was the result.

Rick Ballard

Thanks, Jane. I don't follow Beck enough to know that it was more than a one time event. Best wishes for an enjoyable evening.

MayBee

Who, Jane? Who who who who who?

I don't enjoy these posts about aging and death.

Chubby

((Why is she running from her blood red roots?))

because in leftyland "labels" (truth) are as pails of water to wicked witches

rse

Rick beat me to it except LUN is the related Kurtz post on the Piven support being a blunder after Tucson.

Rick just saved me a trip back to read Kurtz's other post.

Chubby

I agree Jane, nothing will hurt the Tea Party more than incumbent Republican politicians hijacking its mantle. Boehner's a lot smarter, he supports the Tea Parties but is very, very low key about it.

Jack is Back!

If I was Beck I would welcome some policing attempt or legal proceeding to silence him. He has done well exposing the Marxist-Leninist backgrounders in the regime including a number that sound like Progressive Labor from the 60's. Those were the campus creeps aligned with the red chinese and north vietnamese during the VN War. I think they were HQ'd out of Antioch College in Ohio which was IMSC was the titular home of radical anarchistic anti-capitalist anti-war movements in the midwest.

The more Beck pushes the more they will try to silence him and that will lead to legal confrontation and that allows discovery, interogatories and other public information to come forward. Lets take the blankets off these radicals and see if The Won is in bed with them as much as we suspect. Don't throw in the towel, Glenn unless of course your second, Mr. Murdoch, does it for you.

Ignatz

--But unfortunately I don't think cancer is much affected, never mind many other chronic diseases like MS, and I've known too many people who've had long-term unsuccessful struggles with those things.--

Well, the jury is still out on that. Some research indicates cancer was considerably rarer in less civilized man, along with some other 'modern' diseases.
And, like I said, genetics can't be beat, but that doesn't mean we should make the perfect the enemy of the good.
Reducing the risk of chronic lung, cardio, diabetes and a myriad of other 'lifestyle' and diet related diseases is no small thing.

Jack is Back!

More violence and more mayhem and more terror. How will the left and the WoT skeptics and deniers will spin this one? LUN

rse

Just read Rick's link. I think Piven denies the link because she only thought true believers would read her Nation article. Now she's worried that readers will turn to Kurtz's book and discover just how extensive the US socialist network was and is.

It was Kurtz's book that finally led me to begin to understand why there was an organized attempt in US schools and now internationally not to use effective academic instruction techniques in our schools.

After reading Kurtz's book I started backtracking and every major theorist of bad instructional ideas in the last century was a socialist. Not behind closed doors.

Their education philosophy and emphasis and refusal to change based on evidence always tracks back to radical political views.

Kurtz's book really is a goldmine for unemotionally and systematically laying out that socialist mindset and strategy to bring it to America.

Neo

What do Jack LaLanne and Smart Diplomacy have in common ...

Meanwhile, this distinctly non-rose colored view of Netanyahu has taken hold in the White House just as there is growing doubt about whether Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas can ever be a consistent, strong American ally. The twin conclusions have brought a distinct frost to administration relations with both men — a chill that for now seems likely to freeze the chances for any new U.S. peace initiative in the region.
Both are dead.

matt

Jack;

I always hesitate when it happens in Russia. You have an amoral dictator wanting to consolidate power combined with a very nasty insurrection. The KGB was known for staging incidents and frankly, Putin strikes me as Stalinesque.

It's one of those instances when one wants to examine the information; double check it, check it against the political agenda, and then perhaps come to a conclusion.

Sue

Rush just noted that with the death of Jack LaLanne his theory is proven. Exercise won't prevent death.

Rob Crawford

Rush just noted that with the death of Jack LaLanne his theory is proven. Exercise won't prevent death.

Not sure. So long as you're exercising, you're not dead.

(Barring a zombie outbreak.)

Kurtz's book really is a goldmine for unemotionally and systematically laying out that socialist mindset and strategy to bring it to America.

Worth the price for the Kindle edition?

(I'm just a few months away from my first-ever overseas vacation, and I'm trying to get my iPad loaded up with stuff to read on the flights and in the airports. I need interesting stuff for the airports, soporifics for the flights. I have the soporifics covered, I think.)

Old Lurker

"and I'm trying to get my iPad loaded up with stuff to read on the flights and in the airports."

Rob, the only drawback of the e-readers is that they have to be turned off on takeoffs and landings. If you happen to be flying with my wife, you will not cheat on that on-off switch. If you have not planned for that, you will get awfully bored with the SkyMall magazine.

matt

I remember trying his stepladder gymnastics when I was a kid. No permanent damage.

rse

Definitely worth it Rob.

One of our talented picture posters could maybe pull up that nice picture of Piven with Clinton at the WH for the Motor Voter signing.

Must not forget all the linkages of the "martyr" to bad ideas that undermine the republic.

BB Key

OT
over at Kos they are starting a Draft Obermann to run for Senate from CT (Former VP candidate Leiberman's seat).... Maybe Keef and Franken can sit next to each other.....to promote civility of course

Jane (sit on the couch or save your country)

Who, Jane? Who who who who who?

Maybee,

Someone really really really cool. He is one of Clarice's favorites. And despite what it may look like, he is not a batterer. (That was a hint)

Janet

I think this is it rse.

Jane (sit on the couch or save your country)

We need to repeal motor voter. That's one of the tea party goals in MA - cause we have so many illegals who get licenses (which I didn't know)

lyle

Huh. With Janet's pic, I just realized that both Bubba and Bammy are southpaws. Was Carter as well? (I mean left-handed, not just another shitty prez.)

Janet

I would do away with any outreach for voter registration. The citizen must make the effort to register....either at a courthouse or DMV. Then ID should be mandatory when voting.

narciso

Is it bgates?

 centralcal

uh oh - Rahm can't run. Court rules he isn't a resident.

clarice

No, narciso. She's poaching on my territory --h__&r__ is all I'll say. Maybe we'll get a photo of him holding a sign saying "Jane won".
*sob*

Janet

...it can be part of MO's 'Let's Move' campaign. Get up & go register yourself to vote!

 centralcal

Is it hit and run, Jane?

DrJ

nah, Jane has to be meeting hit.

Jane (sit on the couch or save your country)

Nope, but wouldn't that be fun!

bgates

there is growing doubt about whether Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas can ever be a consistent, strong American ally

"one of a string of concerns confronting the administration's foreign policy gurus, including the worry that the Iranian government may have some aims that run counter to American interests, the apprehension that the nation of Pakistan may be developing nuclear weapons, and the nagging suspicion that the U.S. Pacific fleet may be vulnerable to a surprise attack by the Imperial Japanese Navy."

"Fortunately, planning for these contingencies has been eased by the recent White House discovery of a luminous non-artificial object in the sky, which greatly improves vision for several hours each day. Administration officials have been studying the trajectory of this object, and hope to pinpoint the direction from which it appears each morning by the end of the year."

Janet

OT from Instapundit - THE MORTGAGE-INTEREST DEDUCTION: A benefit for Blue States?

...and it is not just the mortgage-interest deduction. We are renovating our kitchen & because we live in a "historic" neighborhood/house we can get a tax deduction for the renovations. That doesn't seem fair to me. Why should we get to write it off while someone else can't?

narciso

So about that court decision, was it an 'unexpected' surprise

Jane (sit on the couch or save your country)

Wait,

My reply came before I refreshed.

And my sign is ready and waiting. (Now if I could just find a camera)

I'M MEETING HIT. And I'm really worried cause it's about 50 degrees below zero and he doesn't have a hat!

Thomas Collins

Is he arriving on his green tractor? Get a picture!

Jane (sit on the couch or save your country)

I need a camera TC. Damn that Caro. Where is she?

PaulV

Someone else using the Obama's Chicago Way to rid self of opponent. Well done.

Janet

Here's one for him -

Captain Hate

Rahm can't run. Court rules he isn't a resident.

Hide the steak knives.

caro

Have fun,Jane and hit. It will be just as fun as my meet-up with Dr.J.

caro

Janet! Where do you find these hilarities!?

Jack is Back!

Janet,

Does Sylvia know this?

Remember what happened when Hit suggested they have a cuppa.

 centralcal

lol, JiB?

You know we haven't seen or heard from Sylvia in quite some time. How do we know she and Hit didn't have a little meet up and .....pffffft?

bgates

Top Ten Ways Rahm Emmanuel is Like Jack LaLanne:
10) Neither one eligible to be mayor of Chicago
9) Could make you feel bad about yourself in the shower
8) Jack: "Don't let grains go to your waist";
Rahm: "Don't let crisis go to waste"
7) Short
6) Jack: thought lunch meat was unhealthy;
Rahm: cut off a finger with a deli meat slicer
5) Jack: included fish in diet;
Rahm: sent fish through the mail
4) On tv a lot
3) Jack: talked about "the power of the juice";
Rahm: thought to represent the power of the Jews
2) Both liked to warn people of things that could lead to untimely death
#1) Both still eligible to vote in Chicago

Jane (sit on the couch or save your country)

OMG that is hysterical! Send it to Insty

 centralcal

ha ha ha Bgates!!!!!

Janet

Hahahahaha bgates, too funny!

Danube of Thought

I assume the Appellate Panel is corrupt, and that the state Supreme Court is also corrupt. So who knows which way the latter will go?

PD

Sad news about LaLanne. I had to eat some chocolate to cope.

Sue

Regardless of how this turns out, at least we have this moment. Picture the scene where Rahm finds out that he has been tossed off the ballot. ::grin::

Jack is Back!

bgates,

You ought to go work for Letterman but he'd fire you for refusing to write sh***y jokes about Palin and her family.

CC,

I think I've seen Sylvia lurking over at IOTW. At least that Sylvia spouts the same weird stuff.

caro

bgates, LOL!

Hey, has anyone mentioned that Clarice was a Must Read at Lucianne this morning.

A star. Just sayin'.

(Another) Barbara

How did you do that so fast, bgates? I would still have been working on the first two points at the time Rahm wins on appeal.

You're somethin' else, dear fella. (if you don't mind the endearment).

PD

A caller to Rush just said, on the subject of being open-minded, "Even Jesus told his disciples, 'Question everything, even me.'"

Not sure where I'd look that one up, help me out.

Rob Crawford

Rob, the only drawback of the e-readers is that they have to be turned off on takeoffs and landings. If you happen to be flying with my wife, you will not cheat on that on-off switch. If you have not planned for that, you will get awfully bored with the SkyMall magazine.

Maybe I'll slip a new paperback into Mongo, my carry-on bag. Although I admit, I like to pay attention during take-offs and landings.

Jane (sit on the couch or save your country)

I like to pay attention during take-offs and landings.

Why? It's not like you can do anything about them. Those are the times I want to be totally ensconced in my book.

Charlie (Colorado)

Not sure where I'd look that one up, help me out.

Look under "Buddha". That's a famous quotation in Dharmapatha.

Rob Crawford

Why? It's not like you can do anything about them. Those are the times I want to be totally ensconced in my book.

Ah, but it means the most stressful part of the flight -- waiting -- is OVER.

Yeah, I'm weird.

narciso

We've had our serving of Rush, preempted because of the service for two Miami Dade police officers, shot last Thursday, by a remorseless thug, who was given in every
instance, the lowest possible sentence, yet
the fishwrap says 'he slipped through the cracks' and their have been further shootings today in Orlando, and other places. As in every case, we've observed if proper procedures, as in denial of the thug's parole, two wonderful people would be alive today. The service of what I've
been able to tolerate, is heartbreaking
intense. Btw, the weapon involved was stolen, so Bloomberg doesn't get to hoist
his latest meme

Jim Rhoads a/k/a vjnjagvet

According to the story, DOT Judge Hoffman who wrote the 2-1 opinion keeping Emanuel off the ballot is a very highly respected jurist. At least the corruption didn't get to him.

Not that it will make much difference, Emanuel's argument seems mighty weak

PD

Hmm, I'm not finding Buddha in the index of my Bible.

PD

I like to pay attention during takeoffs. I like to savor that feeling when your stomach goes all weird just after liftoff.

Sara (Pal2Pal)

Lyle: I think George HW Bush was a lefty too.

clarice

You don't think putting a box of old sweaters in a crawl space constitutes residency, Jim?

Jane (sit on the couch or save your country)

I think most presidents or maybe a majority are lefties. But I don't know why I think that.

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