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Report: America’s sheriff Andy Griffith dead at 86
msn.com ^ | 7/3/2012 | Gael Fashingbauer Cooper

Posted on 07/03/2012 7:57:52 AM PDT by Beave Meister

Actor Andy Griffith, who won the hearts of 1960s TV viewers with his role as gentle Sheriff Andy Taylor in “The Andy Griffith Show,” then returned as a 1980s country lawyer in “Matlock,” died Tuesday at 86, according to WITN-TV.

The news was reported to the North Carolina television station by Bill Friday, former president of the University of North Carolina and a Griffith friend.

Dare County Sheriff Doug Doughtie had confirmed to WITN earlier that am ambulance was sent to Griffith's home.

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TOPICS: Chit/Chat
KEYWORDS: actor; andygriffith; nc; sherifftaylor
Rest well, Sheriff Taylor, rest well....
1 posted on 07/03/2012 7:58:03 AM PDT by Beave Meister
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To: Beave Meister

there or 4 or 5 stories posted on Griffith’s death already


2 posted on 07/03/2012 7:59:59 AM PDT by Lib-Lickers 2
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To: Beave Meister

Thank goodness America’s REAL sheriff is still alive — Joe Arpaio.


3 posted on 07/03/2012 8:01:27 AM PDT by nonsporting
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To: Beave Meister

Andy Griffith was my favorite show growing up. Too bad he went all liberal towards the end of his life. But he was still an American icon. May he rest in peace.


4 posted on 07/03/2012 8:01:33 AM PDT by nhwingut (Sarah Palin 12... No One Else (Maybe Tim Thomas))
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To: nhwingut

And he didn’t have any problem acting in that movie A Face in The Crowd portraying Hollywood’s favorite type demon a right wing lunatic


5 posted on 07/03/2012 8:04:45 AM PDT by uncbob (ent)
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To: nhwingut

He was an Obamacare loving lib, but his show was great!


6 posted on 07/03/2012 8:05:53 AM PDT by Freestate316
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To: Beave Meister

Turned 18 in June 1944....went to college instead of the military...pushed obama and obamacare...that is Andy Griffith...not Sheriff Taylor.


7 posted on 07/03/2012 8:06:00 AM PDT by wtc911 (Amigo - you've been had.)
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To: Beave Meister

A great comedian and not so bad actor. Probably lived longer than he would have after Obamacare is in place. Gooooood cracker!


8 posted on 07/03/2012 8:06:35 AM PDT by Huskrrrr
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To: Beave Meister

Andy Griffith was a cross dresser


9 posted on 07/03/2012 8:09:25 AM PDT by al baby (Hi Mom)
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To: nonsporting

Exactly - with a July 17 presser coming up - pray for his safety.


10 posted on 07/03/2012 8:09:44 AM PDT by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: Beave Meister

Andy Griffith was a cross dresser


11 posted on 07/03/2012 8:09:49 AM PDT by al baby (Hi Mom)
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To: nhwingut

Yeah, he was really pushing for Obama with little Ronnie in the last election. I’m sure his vote for the democrats will go on.

Rest in peace, Andy. Prayers for his family and loved ones.


12 posted on 07/03/2012 8:10:15 AM PDT by dragonblustar (At least Judas had the good sense to look for a tall tree afterwards.)
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To: al baby

Just damn! All the good comments R.E. HusseinCare are already taken!


13 posted on 07/03/2012 8:12:39 AM PDT by Blado (When the government controls your healthcare it owns your body and you are a slave.)
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To: Beave Meister
Report: America’s sheriff Andy Griffith dead at 86

I consider Joe Arpaio to be "America's Sheriff."

14 posted on 07/03/2012 8:17:32 AM PDT by GreenHornet
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To: Lib-Lickers 2

Damm reruns


15 posted on 07/03/2012 8:20:32 AM PDT by al baby (Hi Mom)
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To: al baby

Are you going to elaborate or simply repeat yourself?


16 posted on 07/03/2012 8:30:06 AM PDT by ScottinVA (Buying Drain-O requires photo I.D... yet voting doesn't???)
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To: Beave Meister

Andy and Opie’s Finest Role:

http://www.ebaumsworld.com/video/watch/1028297/


17 posted on 07/03/2012 8:49:12 AM PDT by IbJensen (If you don't read the newspaper you are uninformed, if you do read the newspaper you are misinformed)
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To: Freestate316

“Andy Taylor” died for me in 2008 when he and dOpey endorsed BO!


18 posted on 07/03/2012 8:50:53 AM PDT by itsLUCKY2B (?Borders, Language, and Culture.?)
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To: IbJensen

“Andy and Opie’s Finest Role:”

Actually, among a remarkably consistently excellent array of episodes, this is widely regarded by the cast, crew and fans as probably the finest. Particularly the legendary final scene.

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


19 posted on 07/03/2012 8:57:27 AM PDT by EyeGuy (Armed, judgmental, fiscally responsible heterosexual.)
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To: Beave Meister

Good show!!Bad politics...Go Sheriff Joe.....Americas real Sheriff!!!


20 posted on 07/03/2012 9:02:14 AM PDT by ontap
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To: Beave Meister

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LH2orEq5KYg

Commentary on Andy’s last role a $700,000 commercial paid for by taxpayers selling Obamacare.


21 posted on 07/03/2012 9:09:51 AM PDT by fireman15 (Check your facts before making ignorant statements.)
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To: Beave Meister

The best I can say of him, he was a dedicated leftist.


22 posted on 07/03/2012 9:10:07 AM PDT by Sea Parrot (Don't ever think that the reason I am peaceful is because I forgot how to be violent)
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To: Beave Meister

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gAAwXhBhU4Q&feature=endscreen&NR=1

Andy’s last role without the commentary.


23 posted on 07/03/2012 9:11:34 AM PDT by fireman15 (Check your facts before making ignorant statements.)
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To: Sea Parrot

Many dedicated leftists are great actors.

They fool people into believing the character they portray and the person they are is the same,it is seldom true.


24 posted on 07/03/2012 9:26:13 AM PDT by hoosierham (Freedom isn't free)
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To: Beave Meister

I loved him and the show so much for years! I have every show on DVD and have seen each one at least 5 times. Now, I’d have no problem peeing on his grave after his pro Obama commercial 4 years ago.


25 posted on 07/03/2012 9:28:34 AM PDT by albie
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To: Beave Meister

OH PEE, the sheriff died. They MAY BURY him.


26 posted on 07/03/2012 9:32:57 AM PDT by fish hawk (Religion: Man's attempt to gain salvation or the approbation of God by his own works)
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27 posted on 07/03/2012 9:33:49 AM PDT by Morgana (This space for rent. Cheap.)
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To: Beave Meister

28 posted on 07/03/2012 9:34:04 AM PDT by Morgana (This space for rent. Cheap.)
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To: Beave Meister

He was a goood cracker - a GOOOOD cracker!


29 posted on 07/03/2012 9:34:04 AM PDT by Buckeye Battle Cry (GHWB gave us Souter. W gave us Roberts. Can we risk Jeb in the White House?)
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To: Buckeye Battle Cry

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MCpcvvX_1-M


30 posted on 07/03/2012 9:36:41 AM PDT by Morgana (This space for rent. Cheap.)
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To: Beave Meister

I’ve only ever known this man as a leftist so forgive me if I’m not mourning for him.


31 posted on 07/03/2012 9:55:47 AM PDT by MeganC (No way in Hell am I voting for Mitt Romney. Not now, not ever. Deal with it.)
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To: Beave Meister

Musta been the cigarettes he smoked on the show.


32 posted on 07/03/2012 10:37:18 AM PDT by gundog (Help us, Nairobi-Wan Kenobi...you're our only hope.)
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To: Beave Meister

Andy, Goober and Barney can all be together again.

“Dang, Barney. It don’t feel too good being 10-4’d right in the middle of a idea.”


33 posted on 07/03/2012 11:56:41 AM PDT by Terry Mross ( To all my kin: Do not attempt to contact me as long as you love obama.)
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To: Beave Meister

My wife asked since he was so left wing why weren’t there any black people in Maybury?


34 posted on 07/03/2012 12:00:52 PM PDT by Terry Mross ( To all my kin: Do not attempt to contact me as long as you love obama.)
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To: Beave Meister

America’s Sheriff? I don’t think so, Joe Arpaio is America’s Sheriff.


35 posted on 07/03/2012 12:13:46 PM PDT by izzatzo (Just beat Obama.)
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To: Beave Meister

Rest in peace, Sheriff Taylor.

We need more government employees with this mindset:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0wL9Li0f1Po

(Sheriff Andy Taylor and the Fourth Amendment)


36 posted on 07/05/2012 8:56:25 PM PDT by Altariel ("Curse your sudden but inevitable betrayal!")
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