Friday, February 27, 2015

Tim Ford passed.

Just got word that former Speaker of the House Tim Ford passed away today.  Governor Phil Bryant issued this statement:
“Deborah and I are so sad to hear of the untimely passing of our dear friend Tim. I have lost too many friends lately. We lost a good man who loved his family and his state.”
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Anonymous said...

Dang, that's sad. I always thought Tim was a good guy too.

Anonymous said...

whelp. he gets to answer for all those laws he passed and bills he obstructed. here's hoping he is judged not guilty.

/don't get the praise for him as he was a democrat's democrat that kept Mississippi in the dark ages.

good riddance

//and he died, not passed...unless you think he passed into eternity.

Anonymous said...

Anon @ 6:52 is clearly a fine upstanding Christian... Or, maybe he's like God spilled a person.

Anonymous said...

7:58. "burn in Hell, Tim Ford" is what you think 6:52 wrote.

Learn to read, howboutit

Anonymous said...

Where did respect for a family go when losing a family member. All I say is it is a cold hearted individual to say things like this. Yes he did step into eternity just like every single one of us will one day. Prayers for the Ford Family during this time.

Anonymous said...

8:56 am I think you are the one with reading comprehension issues.

I don't know how you interpret " good riddance" and why you don't see a link between " hoping he isn't judged for the laws he passed" followed by stating the laws he passed kept MS in the " dark ages".

Also, 6:52 am chooses to be critical of KF's perfectly acceptable use of " passed". That is how Southerners have traditionally expressed the demise of someone and to be critical in this moment is rude.

Didn't either of your mother's teach you not to speak ill of the dead or that if you couldn't say anything nicely and/or politely, not to say anything at all.

Whatever you may have think of any deceased person, try to remember that there are those who are mourning and some of them, unlike you and 6:52 am might understand that few humans are perfect and most have redeeming qualities.

My condolences to the Ford family and to all those who will mourn his absence in their lives.

Anonymous said...

I was on opposite legal sides professionally, but always liked Tim personally. He was a good person. A fine person. 6:52: you will trip over your shoelaces today at exactly 3:10pm and face plant. Are you ready for shame and humiliation?

Anonymous said...

What type of sick individual has the audacity to post those words at 6:50am. While you may not agree with politicians on every issue, one should show respect for human life after death.

From a republicans republican, I will truly miss Tim Ford. He was an honorable public servant that will be missed.

Let's not go down the path of 6:50 comments anymore,

Anonymous said...

Welcome to the internet 11:05

Passed Over Jordan said...

Some people just sit idly by waiting for an opportunity to admonish others and 'take them to school'. It's some sort of obligation they must feel. 11:05 is one of them, who obviously never got to be in charge of study-hall and was never chosen as hall monitor and never got to keep the list of people who were tardy for seventh grade class. Now they have a voice.

PS: 'Passed' is NOT Southern. 'Passed Away' might be though.

Anonymous said...

What was the cause of death? Heart attack? Cancer? I haven't heard.

For Nosey Rosey said...

Obituaries no longer necessarily state cause of death. And it's none of Jackson Jackasses business.

Anonymous said...

Tim ford was a great man and admired by many. He helped many people and often did so quietly and without seeking recognition. We lost a great man.

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