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Andy Griffith Dead at 86, BREAKING NEWS: Friend Says Andy Griffith Has Died
witn.com ^ | Jul 3, 2012

Posted on 07/03/2012 7:20:39 AM PDT by KeyLargo

Updated: Tue 10:16 AM, Jul 03, 2012

BREAKING NEWS: Friend Says Andy Griffith Has Died

Former UNC President Bill Friday says Andy Griffith died this morning in Dare County. Friday, who is a close friend of the actor, confirmed that to WITN News.

Friday tells us the 86-year-old actor died at his Dare County home around 7:00 a.m. this morning.

Griffith attended UNC Chapel Hill where he earned a degree in Music. According to IMDb.com, Griffith was a regular on the Ed Sullivan show in the 1950's.


TOPICS: Arts/Photography; Books/Literature; Chit/Chat; Music/Entertainment
KEYWORDS: andygriffth; maybery; movies; television
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Goober died in May

http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/05/07/entertainment-us-usa-goober-idUSBRE84600A20120507

1 posted on 07/03/2012 7:20:43 AM PDT by KeyLargo
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To: KeyLargo

Killed by 0bamaDosen’tCare no doubt.


2 posted on 07/03/2012 7:22:59 AM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Paladin2

Well, at least his condition is stabilized.


3 posted on 07/03/2012 7:23:53 AM PDT by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I shall defend to your death my right to say it)
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To: KeyLargo

RIP Sheriff Andy.

As for Andy Griffith... doesn’t look like his beloved Obamacare could save him.


4 posted on 07/03/2012 7:24:02 AM PDT by ScottinVA (Buying Drain-O requires photo I.D... yet voting doesn't???)
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To: KeyLargo

Ron Howard’s Call For Obama With Andy Griffith And Henry Winkler

Huffington Post
First Posted: 10-23-08 01:10 PM | Updated: 11-23-08 05:12 AM

Ron Howard is the latest star to voice his support for Obama, and he did it alongside his old costars Andy Griffith and Henry Winkler in a video for Funny or Die. Watch him strip down, trim his nose hair and don an Opie wig for a black and white call to action before fast-forwarding to “Happy Days.”

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2008/10/23/ron-howards-call-for-obam_n_137214.html


5 posted on 07/03/2012 7:24:09 AM PDT by KeyLargo
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To: KeyLargo
I'm very sorry to hear this. I always loved Andy Griffith...even though he espoused some very liberal ideas in his old age. Very sorry to hear of Geirge Lindsay as well. I had no idea he had passed away!

RIP Andy and Goober. You were both well loved.

6 posted on 07/03/2012 7:25:01 AM PDT by pgkdan (ANYBODY BUT OBAMA!)
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To: KeyLargo
Ron Howard’s Call For Obama With Andy Griffith And Henry Winkler

Those pro-Obama ads with Howard, Winkler and Griffith as they tried to reprise their "Andy Griffith" and "Happy Days" roles, were the saddest I'd ever seen.

7 posted on 07/03/2012 7:26:17 AM PDT by ScottinVA (Buying Drain-O requires photo I.D... yet voting doesn't???)
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To: ScottinVA

President Obama takes out $700K Medicare health care ad featuring Andy Griffith

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gAAwXhBhU4Q

Andy Griffith Health-Care Ad

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NFz5W9LJmf8


8 posted on 07/03/2012 7:26:55 AM PDT by KeyLargo
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To: Paladin2
Killed by 0bamaDosen’tCare no doubt.

Actually he had great timing.

Out just before the Death Panels cranked up.

I'm sure he had excellent care to the finish.

9 posted on 07/03/2012 7:27:14 AM PDT by nascarnation
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To: KeyLargo

Wow, and he didn’t even get a chance to experience Obamatax that he was in love with.

But seriously, I loved Mayberry.


10 posted on 07/03/2012 7:27:14 AM PDT by autumnraine (America how long will you be so deaf and dumb to the tumbril wheels carrying you to the guillotine?)
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To: KeyLargo

One of my all-time favorite shows and character (Andy). Guess that just leaves Opie, Gomer and Thelma Lou.RIP Andy....you left us some wonderful memories. :(


11 posted on 07/03/2012 7:27:26 AM PDT by Dawgreg (Happiness is not having what you want, but wanting what you have.)
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To: KeyLargo

If I’m not mistaken I think Andy said sometimes afterwards that that was one of the biggest mistakes he ever made. I stand corrected if not so.


12 posted on 07/03/2012 7:29:44 AM PDT by Dawgreg (Happiness is not having what you want, but wanting what you have.)
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To: KeyLargo

A shill for Obamacare.


13 posted on 07/03/2012 7:32:36 AM PDT by nhwingut (Sarah Palin 12... No One Else (Maybe Tim Thomas))
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To: Dawgreg
One of the funniest bits ever.


14 posted on 07/03/2012 7:33:55 AM PDT by Bloody Sam Roberts (My dog, yes. My wife, maybe. My gun....NEVER!)
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To: KeyLargo

I anm sure his absentee ballot has already been submitted for Obama.


15 posted on 07/03/2012 7:34:28 AM PDT by kabar
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To: Puppage

Remix of Andy Griffith ObamaCare Commercial

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ny1hbnb-EsY


16 posted on 07/03/2012 7:35:12 AM PDT by KeyLargo
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To: Dawgreg

He lost me when he voiced his support for the John Edwards Senate campaign. IIRC, he said that was the biggest mistake he ever made.

Regrettably, he did not learn from that mistake, and continued to support liberal causes.

Roast in Hell, Andy.


17 posted on 07/03/2012 7:35:49 AM PDT by Arm_Bears (Journalists first; then lawyers.)
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To: KeyLargo
So sad, too bad.
One less liberal
So I'll be glad.
18 posted on 07/03/2012 7:37:32 AM PDT by philman_36 (Pride breakfasted with plenty, dined with poverty, and supped with infamy. Benjamin Franklin)
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To: KeyLargo

Rather than the abysmally wrongheaded endorsements of his elder years, I’ll choose to remember the sustained magnificence of the legendary Andy Griffith Show.

Nothing less than one of the true pinnacles of American television history.


19 posted on 07/03/2012 7:37:47 AM PDT by EyeGuy (Armed, judgmental, fiscally responsible heterosexual.)
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To: autumnraine

“But seriously, I loved Mayberry.”

You need to watch the movie “No Time For Sergeants.” Way better than Mayberry!


20 posted on 07/03/2012 7:40:05 AM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: KeyLargo
Andy was a gooood cracker for Obama and his deathcare program. That being said,I will say :Thanks for the memories and the great TV show with Don Knotts.

R.I.P. Sheriff Taylor

21 posted on 07/03/2012 7:40:16 AM PDT by 4yearlurker (No matter who you elect,the government eventually gets in.)
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To: KeyLargo

Maybe the flower gift costs will instead be sent to the Kenyan bastard’s re-election as donations.


22 posted on 07/03/2012 7:41:37 AM PDT by Gatún(CraigIsaMangoTreeLawyer)
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To: pgkdan
"...he espoused some very liberal ideas in his old age"

I think he was manipulated by the disgusting AARP executives in his older age at a time when his mind was weak.

23 posted on 07/03/2012 7:42:21 AM PDT by Baynative (A man's admiration for absolute government is proportionate to the contempt he feels for others)
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To: KeyLargo
Frank Cady (Sam Drucker) store clerk on Petticoat Junction died June 8, 2012. He was 96.

http://www.inquisitr.com/252267/frank-cady-dies-2012-green-acres-star-passes-away-at-96/

24 posted on 07/03/2012 7:43:48 AM PDT by BerryDingle (I know how to deal with communists, I still wear their scars on my back from Hollywood-Ronald Reagan)
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To: KeyLargo

RIP!!!

One of the funniest shows I can remember watching when I was a little girl...Then I knew and could care less about who the president was..I just enjoyed watching his show..


25 posted on 07/03/2012 7:44:27 AM PDT by PLD
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To: KeyLargo

A talented man and beloved due to his Mayberry character. What a disappointment, though, when he proved to be such a misguided liberal. This never quite made sense. He obviously was not like the common-sense Sheriff Andy in his real life.


26 posted on 07/03/2012 7:45:52 AM PDT by Swede Girl
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To: pgkdan

RIP Andy and Goober. You were both well loved.

I still love the reruns and will watch them as long as the networks run them. I was raised in a small town in the 50’s and it was a wonderful experience and great memories. Mayberry will always hold a special place in my heart - a cmforting place. Rest in Peace Andy Taylor.


27 posted on 07/03/2012 7:46:32 AM PDT by Bitsy
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To: Baynative

I return AAR’s letters to them (in chopped up form) in their own postage paid envelopes.


28 posted on 07/03/2012 7:46:35 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks
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To: Bloody Sam Roberts
When I was a child I loved listening to that album ,,, I remember him saying “,,And I dropped my big orange drink “ ,,, thinking it was so funny .

Somewhere down the line Andy , Ron, and Henry became devout Marxist/ commies and I refused to watch them upon learning of their loyalty to communism .

29 posted on 07/03/2012 7:47:10 AM PDT by Lionheartusa1 (-: Socialism is the equal distribution of misery :-)
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To: KeyLargo; Admin Moderator
Okay there are two threads on this. Should we try for three?

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2902312/posts

30 posted on 07/03/2012 7:48:00 AM PDT by Semper911 (When you want to rob Peter to pay Paul, you'll always have the support of Paul.)
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To: ScottinVA

That is just how I feel: beloved characters played by another leftist.


31 posted on 07/03/2012 7:48:06 AM PDT by pogo101
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To: Baynative
I think he was manipulated by the disgusting AARP executives in his older age at a time when his mind was weak.

I agree.

32 posted on 07/03/2012 7:48:13 AM PDT by pgkdan (ANYBODY BUT OBAMA!)
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To: Eric in the Ozarks

“I return AAR’s letters to them (in chopped up form) in their own postage paid envelopes.”

####

Postage-paid?

Next time, tape them to a brick, before dropping them in the mail.


33 posted on 07/03/2012 7:48:39 AM PDT by EyeGuy (Armed, judgmental, fiscally responsible heterosexual.)
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To: KeyLargo

Awww shucks... no more ObamaCare Communist Commercials.???


34 posted on 07/03/2012 7:48:46 AM PDT by Reagan69 (I supported Sarah Palin and all I got was a lousy DVD !)
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To: Swede Girl

What does it matter what a dead 82yo man’s politics were? Why even bring it up?


35 posted on 07/03/2012 7:48:54 AM PDT by stuartcr ("When silence speaks, it speaks only to those that have already decided what they want to hear.")
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To: Dr. Bogus Pachysandra

That latrine scene where Griffin had all the lids

come to attention makes me laugh right now.Funny movie

Don Knotts was the one who made Mayberry funny

A half-hearted RIP to Andy...wish you had not been so left


36 posted on 07/03/2012 7:49:02 AM PDT by Harold Shea (RVN `70 - `71)
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To: Baynative

he was another wwii era socialist exploiting the free system he inherited but bankrupting for our posterity. evil masquerading as good.


37 posted on 07/03/2012 7:49:53 AM PDT by nonsporting
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To: stuartcr

86yo


38 posted on 07/03/2012 7:49:53 AM PDT by stuartcr ("When silence speaks, it speaks only to those that have already decided what they want to hear.")
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To: Dr. Bogus Pachysandra

You need to watch the movie “No Time For Sergeants.” Way better than Mayberry!

I agree! Loved the bar scene with the lighter fluid in the drink!


39 posted on 07/03/2012 7:50:57 AM PDT by jimmyo57
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To: Bloody Sam Roberts

“No time for sargents” will always be an all time classic too!


40 posted on 07/03/2012 7:51:27 AM PDT by shotgun
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To: shotgun
“No time for sargents” will always be an all time classic too!

HaHa! Gotta love them toilet seats!


41 posted on 07/03/2012 7:59:40 AM PDT by Bloody Sam Roberts (My dog, yes. My wife, maybe. My gun....NEVER!)
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To: EyeGuy

I have been tempted to add certain substances...


42 posted on 07/03/2012 8:04:51 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks
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To: KeyLargo

RIP Sheriff Taylor. Thank you for many happy hours while visiting your town Mayberry.


43 posted on 07/03/2012 8:05:35 AM PDT by Conservative4Ever (The Obamas = rude, crude and socially unacceptable)
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To: Harold Shea

It wasn’t the same after Barney left. Some shows it looked like Andy didn’t even want to be there.

Loved the show. Opie the birdman showed what a great actor Opie was..

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bTQwKoNu3r8

I try not to think about the politics

and who can forget Citizen’s Arrest

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9efgLHgsBmM

We need to do that to Holder


44 posted on 07/03/2012 8:10:42 AM PDT by RummyChick
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To: KeyLargo

He died for me when he made his commercial for Obamacare.

Too bad, up until then I really liked him.


45 posted on 07/03/2012 8:17:31 AM PDT by Venturer
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To: Harold Shea

Barney Fife had to keep his bullet in his pocket. They wouldn’t let him carry a loaded gun. LOL.


46 posted on 07/03/2012 8:17:31 AM PDT by Mountain Mary (Voting for the lesser of two evils is still voting for evil.)
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To: Dr. Bogus Pachysandra

One of the funniest movies EVER.....!


47 posted on 07/03/2012 8:34:23 AM PDT by swampfox101
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To: KeyLargo

Thank God we in Tarheelvania won’t have to be subjected to his Obama commercials again.


48 posted on 07/03/2012 8:44:59 AM PDT by rhoda_penmark
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To: KeyLargo

Matlock is still on WGN America. He was a good actor, but I didn’t agree with his take on the health care law. He might have been brainwashed when he reunited with Ron Howard and Henry Winkler a few times this past year. In 2003 he was part of a reunion show and in 2008 they did propaganda for Obama.


49 posted on 07/03/2012 8:53:40 AM PDT by Mozilla (Constitution Party)
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To: Dr. Bogus Pachysandra

I still think one of the best movies of all time was the one he did back in the 50s, “A face in the crowd”.

If you haven’t seen it, it’s a MUST!


50 posted on 07/03/2012 9:04:26 AM PDT by autumnraine (America how long will you be so deaf and dumb to the tumbril wheels carrying you to the guillotine?)
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