"My prediction is here: 'Who gives a wet dump?'" - Bane, commenting on Blackfive.net about predicting the 2004 election.
Bane of Bane Rants (NSFW!) has passed on. Bane, blogging since 2002, was one of the first Commenters/Readers here for awhile before he and I got sick of arguing with each other. Bane was a Vet with two Marine sons and an Army son-in-law. He was the consummate cranky sonofabitch - a curmudgeon's curmudgeon, and he will be greatly missed.
CJ and Marcus from a Soldiers Perspective have a post about helping Bane's family. Chromed Curses has more. Also, CJ has stated that all profits from his infamous Paratroopers of Blackfive t-shirt will go to Bane's family to help defray the costs of his care and his funeral. Actually, now that I think about it, buying one of those shirts that were meant to mock me and the proceeds going to help his family would actually make him laugh his @$$ off.
Godspeed, Bane, you bastard.