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World's Oldest Person Dead At Age 115

Rest in peace, Ms. Baines.

From Breitbart.com:

Gertrude Baines, the world's oldest known person who once quipped she had won the genetic lottery, died Friday at a nursing home. She was 115.

Baines likely suffered a heart attack but an autopsy will be conducted to confirm the cause of death, said her longtime physician, Dr. Charles Witt.

Baines celebrated her birthday at the nursing home April 6 with music, two cakes and a letter from President Barack Obama, whom she voted for in November.

Featured on local television newscasts when she cast her ballot, Baines, who is black, said she backed him "because he's for the colored." She said she never thought she would live to see a black man become president.

"We were hoping to have her until the next election," Exconde said. "We'll miss her."

Born in 1894. Truly amazing. Living that long through such a century of human change, advancement, and suffering. Bearing witness to events that most of us only quickly read of in history books.

I wonder: Do they really need to preform an autopsy on a 115 year old person? I would venture to say she died of old age, no matter the scientific curiosity.

Concerning Ms. Baines backing Obama "because he's for the colored," well, all due respect for the dead, but, that's as vapid a reason one could have. Unfortunately, I'm sure, she is certainly not alone in this well reasoned motive.

As for Ms. Exconde's lamentations that "we were hoping to have her until the next election," I wouldn't worry too much.

ACORN will find a way to make her vote from the grave count in 2012.


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"We were hoping to have her... (Below threshold)
jim m:

"We were hoping to have her until the next election," Exconde said. "We'll miss her."

Translated: She helped pay the rent.

And no. There is absolutely no reason to perform an autopsy. The only justifications would be self aggrandizement By the doctor and/or coroner or suspicion of foul play. Since there does not appear o be the latter I would assume the former.

Baines, who is black, said ... (Below threshold)
GarandFan:

Baines, who is black, said she backed him "because he's for the colored."

Nope, no racism there.

I'm sure ACORN will find a way to have her voice heard come 2012.

"Concerning Ms. Baines back... (Below threshold)
914:

"Concerning Ms. Baines backing Obama "because he's for the colored," well, all due respect for the dead, but, that's as vapid a reason one could have. Unfortunately, I'm sure, she is certainly not alone in this well reasoned motive."

I wonder if the "colored" one will give the eulogy?

Just think when she was a l... (Below threshold)
Flu-Bird:

Just think when she was a little girl autos and planes were a novelty electricity was new and most still used wells and imagine seeing two world wars a depression and a moon landing as well

"We were hoping to have her... (Below threshold)

"We were hoping to have her until the next election," Exconde said. "We'll miss her."

For her sake, I'm glad she passed before the next election. It's probably gonna get real ugly between now and then.

Obama's new reason for govt... (Below threshold)
retired military:

Obama's new reason for govt health care.

"If we had the public option this lady may still be alive, after all, numerically speaking, very few people die after the age of 114."


When she was born kings and... (Below threshold)
jim m:

When she was born kings and emperors ruled over nearly all of Europe, Asia, Africa and South America.

She saw the demise of these governments, the rise and fall of fascism and communism in Europe and Asia and Democracy sweep the world.

She saw America topple despotic governments on 4 continents and never once create a colonial empire (contrary to the charges of the liberal loons)

She saw the last 6 states added to the union.

There's a huge sweep of history that most of us are never privileged to witness.

If we had Obamacare her num... (Below threshold)
jim m:

If we had Obamacare her number would have been up several decades ago

Jim MYeah but that... (Below threshold)
retired military:

Jim M

Yeah but that doesnt mean that they cant use her now that she is dead to push their agenda. I would be willing to bet she makes it into Obamas next speech despite the fact that she reached 115 WITHOUT Obamacare being passed.

Hmmmmm. The usual ferrets ... (Below threshold)
GarandFan:

Hmmmmm. The usual ferrets appear to be ignoring this thread. Odd. They profess to be so good at determining who a RACIST! is.

As Jim says in another thre... (Below threshold)
Bruce Henry:

As Jim says in another thread, the lady was free to vote for or against any candidate for any reason she chose.

Now Jim, you may want to read up a little on the Spanish-American War if you think the US never created a colonial empire. You've heard of Puerto Rico, Guam, the Phillipines, American Samoa, the US Virgin Islands, etc., etc. Right?

Only in Mallowland would a simple human-interest story about a 115 year old lady passing away be an opening to attack President Obama. Great job, Shawn. Is that your new assignment here, now that Jay Tea is back? "Leave no stone unturned, Mallow...I want dirt on Obama! And I don't care where you dig it up!

Really good at slinging the... (Below threshold)
GarandFan:

Really good at slinging the bull shit Brucie. Now answer the question. WAS SHE RACIST FOR VOTING FOR BARRY JUST BECAUSE OF THE COLOR OF HIS SKIN?

Come on Brucie, answer the question. Otherwise fuck off!

Yeah, probably. But I was r... (Below threshold)
Bruce Henry:

Yeah, probably. But I was referring to Jim M's comment on another thread. To be fair, he was quoting another writer, I think.

Why so hostile, dude? Disappointed because only 2 million, I mean 250,000, I mean 60,000 showed up to the National I Fear A Black President Rally?

Happens all the time.... (Below threshold)
Myronhalo:

Happens all the time.

Disappointed because only 2... (Below threshold)
GarandFan:

Disappointed because only 2 million, I mean 250,000, I mean 60,000 showed up to the National I Fear A Black President Rally?

Still like to sling the horse shit, don't you?
Keep telling yourself that. Have so more kool aid while you're at it.

Oh, and you do admit is was RACIST?

The old people dying I mean... (Below threshold)
Myronhalo:

The old people dying I mean.

Mr GarandFan;What ... (Below threshold)
Bruce Henry:

Mr GarandFan;

What part of "yeah, probably," do you not understand?

Here's a helpful hint. When replying to another commenter, be sure to read and understand what said other commenter has posted. Don't, I repeat DON'T, spend all your time thinking up new ways to work words like "shit" or "asshole" into your reply.

Not to discourage you from your current path, Mr G. You're doing great. Attaboy.

Bruce,In case you ... (Below threshold)
Shawn:

Bruce,

In case you didn't notice, Ms. Baines' feelings toward Obama were reported in the original article, spoken for all the world to see.

I just commented on it.

Now go back to a jawwin' yer socks off and spittin' out yer terbacky juice.

"What part of "yeah, probab... (Below threshold)
GarandFan:

"What part of "yeah, probably," do you not understand?"

I merely wanted clarification Brucie. You don't have to get your undies in a twist.

Q: Was it RACIST?A... (Below threshold)
Bruce Henry:

Q: Was it RACIST?

A: Yeah, probably.

And you needed clarification? That explains a lot.

And don't feel you need to tone it down to a mere "Brucie" on my account, Mr GarandFan. Keep on with your more colorful pet names! Genius on display!

Shawn:

"Jawwin yer socks off"?? "Spittin yer terbacky juice"? I don't get it. Now I need clarification.

BTW, sorry to hear about your back. Hope it gets better soon.

Bruce,Yes I am ful... (Below threshold)
jim m:

Bruce,

Yes I am fully aware of the outcome of the Spanish-American war.

Please explain what colonial empire allows a nation like the Philippines to vote for it;s own freedom? What empire sets up democratic governments in the lands it conquers? Guam and Puerto Rico vote to continue their status as protectorates. To call the US an empire is obnoxious and wrong.

Meanwhile we also conquered Belgium, France, Italy, The Netherlands, Germany, all of North Africa, the middle east, Japan, The Philippines (again), Panama, Iraq, Kuwait and not a single one did we establish an imperial rule.

We are the only major power in the history of the world to behave in this way.

Well at least She had the b... (Below threshold)
914:

Well at least She had the benefit of 50+ years She would not have had under the "colored" ones death determining panel.

"Just think when she was a ... (Below threshold)
914:

"Just think when she was a little girl autos and planes were a novelty electricity was new and most still used wells and imagine seeing two world wars a depression and a moon landing as well"

Yes, and She also lived long enough to see the "colored" one send us into a recession, balloon the deficit to 12.64333 trillion, divide the country. Out Carter Carter and capitulate to enemies abroad.

Its enough to give an old lady a coronary..

World's Oldest Person Dead ... (Below threshold)
914:

World's Oldest Person Dead At Age 115

Worlds youngest unborn Dead at 23 seconds after conception

Blamed on probable IUD..

Film at 6...maybe?

If only She had had Obambac... (Below threshold)
914:

If only She had had Obambacare, She would have lived to be 230 and Christopher Reeves would still be flying around.

GarandFan:To be ho... (Below threshold)
JustRuss:

GarandFan:

To be honest, and in (partial) credit to Bruce you have taken on a rather argumentative and colorful (read curse words) tone in the past few days.

I too am extremely upset but take a look at the 9/12 rally regardless of the numbers. If 60,000 Lefties had shown up the mall and the streets would have been full of trash and a large number of them would have been arrested.

You should take a moment to calm down and use our march as an example for behavior. Try to give BH a chance to sling his "Horse Shit" which we can all see without it being pointed out so colorfully. If the trolls become belligerent then hell yeah you can empty your clip(of words) on them. I will join you! But you make their position stronger even if only a little bit, when you respond straight away with vitriol.

914:

Contraception is a much better choice than abortion. Your remark about the IUD was whitty but I can't agree with it. Many zygotes self abort in perfectly healthy women every day with nobody ever knowing she was pregnant. By your standards I almost think you believe that millions of sperm equals half that number of people since the correct amount of genetic material is present.

Forgive me for disagreeing about the use of IUD, Birth Control pills, or Condoms. But I still think your remark was funny, just not funny enough to keep me from feeling bad for laughing.

Oh:As for the orig... (Below threshold)
JustRuss:

Oh:

As for the original topic... How many of the "Worlds Oldest" are American Citizens? I am willing to bet that the numbers are skewed in our favor.

Just more proof that the "numbers" do in fact lie by including infant mortality rates. Those IMR numbers are high in the US because we bring more children all the way to term or are able to keep prematurely born or terminally sick babies alive long enough for them to require a birth certificate. Children that would die anywhere else in the world before they were ever born.

It brings the average down. If you include all the "Worlds Oldest" in the average you realize that our average lifespan number is NOT an indicator of how our current health system works.

I have still yet to see anyone dying in the streets from lack of care.

I was being sarcastic JussR... (Below threshold)
914:

I was being sarcastic JussRuss..Presenting a National Enquirer like article.

"I still yet to see anyone dying in the streets from lack of care."

You will if the "colored myth" gets his heathscare scam passed.

Had She read "Dreams of My ... (Below threshold)
914:

Had She read "Dreams of My Fathers" She would be alive retroactively to 1235.. And still hated Men.

BH, How about stayin... (Below threshold)

BH,
How about staying on topic, or would you
like a shovel?




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