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NYT reporting that William F Buckley has died
NYT | 2/26/08

Posted on 02/27/2008 8:14:31 AM PST by Borges

Dead at 82


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Extended News
KEYWORDS: buckley; wfb; williamfbuckley; wod; wodlist
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1 posted on 02/27/2008 8:14:34 AM PST by Borges
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To: Borges

RIP


2 posted on 02/27/2008 8:15:15 AM PST by Red in Blue PA (Truth : Liberals :: Kryptonite : Superman)
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To: Borges

RIP


3 posted on 02/27/2008 8:15:16 AM PST by commonguymd (Now What. No real conservative in the race.)
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To: Borges

Prayers up!


4 posted on 02/27/2008 8:15:26 AM PST by Eagle of Liberty (Ownership, Individuality, Freedom, Responsibility - The Backbone of Conservatism)
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To: Borges

On the bloomberg wire.


5 posted on 02/27/2008 8:15:51 AM PST by junkbond (My time is not your commodity.)
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To: Borges

R.I.P. A valiant warrior and pioneer for the conservative cause. He will be missed. Prayers for his family.


6 posted on 02/27/2008 8:16:27 AM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (http://www.fourfriedchickensandacoke.blogspot.com)
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To: Borges

WFB and National Review were what made me a conservative at age 18, even more than Ronald Reagan. RIP.


7 posted on 02/27/2008 8:16:40 AM PST by Mr. Jeeves ("Wise men don't need to debate; men who need to debate are not wise." -- Tao Te Ching)
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To: Borges

One of the true pioneers of the conservative movement.

RIP.


8 posted on 02/27/2008 8:17:14 AM PST by rightwingintelligentsia (Bi-partisanship: Democrats and RINOs working together to screw up the country)
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To: Borges

National Review not the first to announce?


9 posted on 02/27/2008 8:17:22 AM PST by TheLawyerFormerlyKnownAsAl
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To: Borges
http://corner.nationalreview.com/post/?q=MTE4NGRlOGM1NmYxYjdmNjk1MjliOTE2MTYxOWZkZjc=
10 posted on 02/27/2008 8:17:22 AM PST by KayEyeDoubleDee (const Tag &referenceToConstTag)
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To: Borges

A true patriot.


11 posted on 02/27/2008 8:17:22 AM PST by dynachrome (Immigration without assimilation means the death of this nation~Captainpaintball)
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To: Borges

Countdown until DU starts celebrating and bragging about how they are going to pi$$ on his grave. 5..4...3...


12 posted on 02/27/2008 8:18:14 AM PST by techcor
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To: Borges

How ‘bout a short bio from Wikipedia or even something from NRO?


13 posted on 02/27/2008 8:18:16 AM PST by Eva (Benedict Arnold was a war hero, too.)
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To: Borges

How sad. I personally owe much to him. He legitimized being an intelligent conservative. When I was a kid (the Sixties), and the leftwing teachers would tell me I was stupid for being a conservative, I would wave one of WFB’s books in their face and ask them to define some of the words. Thank you Mr. Buckley for turning the world on its head.


14 posted on 02/27/2008 8:18:29 AM PST by lapster
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To: Borges

From NRO’s “The Corner”

William F. Buckley Jr. (1925-2008) [Kathryn Jean Lopez]

I’m devastated to report that our dear friend, mentor, leader, and founder William F. Buckley Jr., died overnight in his study in Stamford, Connecticut.

After year of illness, he died while at work; if he had been given a choice on how to depart this world, I suspect that would have been exactly it. At home, still devoted to the war of ideas.

As you might expect, we’ll have much more to say here and in NR in the coming days and weeks and months. For now: Thank you, Bill. God bless you, now with your dear Pat. Our deepest condolences to Christopher and the rest of the Buckley family. And our fervent prayer that we continue to do WFB’s life’s work justice.

02/27 11:13 AM


15 posted on 02/27/2008 8:18:29 AM PST by Petronski (Nice job, Hillary. Now go home and get your shine box.)
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To: Borges

What a loss. I’m so sorry to hear it.


16 posted on 02/27/2008 8:18:50 AM PST by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: Borges

Rest in peace.


17 posted on 02/27/2008 8:19:24 AM PST by sitetest (If Roe is not overturned, no unborn child will ever be protected in law.)
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To: Borges

This is a tough loss.


18 posted on 02/27/2008 8:19:25 AM PST by Niteranger68 (Where are they hiding Obama’s white half?)
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To: Borges

End of the Era.


19 posted on 02/27/2008 8:19:38 AM PST by sam_paine (X .................................)
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To: Borges

Oh no!

God Bless him, and his family.


20 posted on 02/27/2008 8:19:52 AM PST by roses of sharon (Who will be McCain's maverick?)
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To: Borges
A great loss. I didn't agree with some of the things he was saying in later years, but WFB dug and poured the concrete of America's conservative foundation.

RIP Mr. Buckley. I'll say a prayer for your soul.

21 posted on 02/27/2008 8:19:58 AM PST by Yossarian (Everyday, somewhere on the globe, somebody is pushing the frontier of stupidity...)
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To: Borges

Always enjoyed his dry wit. He will be missed.


22 posted on 02/27/2008 8:19:59 AM PST by auboy
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To: Borges

Lets see, death comes in threes. Look for Sheets Byrd and Andy Rooney next.


23 posted on 02/27/2008 8:20:24 AM PST by Sig Sauer P220
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To: Borges

sail on my mentor, sail on....


24 posted on 02/27/2008 8:20:40 AM PST by Archytekt
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To: Borges

Thanks for posting. Very sad news.

Condolences for the family and friends.


25 posted on 02/27/2008 8:21:32 AM PST by Judith Anne (I have no idea what to put here. Not a clue.)
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To: Borges

I’m crying. Such a loss.


26 posted on 02/27/2008 8:21:36 AM PST by NinoFan
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To: Borges
Rest in Peace, sir.
27 posted on 02/27/2008 8:21:55 AM PST by The KG9 Kid
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To: Borges

an irreplaceable man... truly. RIP :(


28 posted on 02/27/2008 8:22:10 AM PST by Ancient Drive
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To: Borges
Farewell, W.F.B. You were a great man, a great mind and a great leader.

Dear God, We need more like him, please. -Wb

29 posted on 02/27/2008 8:22:21 AM PST by Wagonboy (STOP GLOBAL WHINING!)
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To: Borges

Conservatives just lost it’s Voice.


30 posted on 02/27/2008 8:22:30 AM PST by RetiredArmy (Obama: NOT the next JFK. He is the NEXT STALIN!!!! Wake up America!!!)
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To: Borges

Liberals are breaking out their champagne today.


31 posted on 02/27/2008 8:22:49 AM PST by DesScorp
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To: Archytekt

Thank you, sir for your wisdom and promotion of conservative ideas and values. You will be missed.


32 posted on 02/27/2008 8:22:58 AM PST by Blue Turtle
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To: sam_paine
End of the Era.

Quite.

33 posted on 02/27/2008 8:23:15 AM PST by Ramius (Personally, I give us... one chance in three. More tea?)
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To: TheLawyerFormerlyKnownAsAl
National Review not the first to announce?

Frankly, I'm surprised that the NYT staff paused champagne cork popping long enough to get the news onto the wire.

34 posted on 02/27/2008 8:23:34 AM PST by null and void (The less you know, the better Hillary looks.)
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To: Borges

Rest in Peace Sir. Thank you.


35 posted on 02/27/2008 8:24:00 AM PST by Volunteer (Just so you know, I am ashamed the Dixie Chicks make records in Nashville.)
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To: All

His ideas will live on and be a fitting legacy. We should all be so blessed...


36 posted on 02/27/2008 8:24:26 AM PST by abb (Organized Journalism: Marxist-style collectivism applied to information sharing)
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To: Borges

Rest in Peace, great American.
He was a unique, informed, thoughtful one-of-a-kind individual who served this country well.


37 posted on 02/27/2008 8:24:37 AM PST by La Enchiladita
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To: Borges

I was introduced to conservatism via my father and William F. Buckley. Both of these good men now RIP.


38 posted on 02/27/2008 8:24:38 AM PST by NautiNurse (Plants are people too)
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To: Borges

RIP Mr. Buckley.
This country owes him more than it can ever know.


39 posted on 02/27/2008 8:24:49 AM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: Borges
Time to play the 3rd movement of Bach's Brandenburg Concerto #2 in tribute.

Eternal rest grant unto him, O Lord, and may perpetual light shine upon him. May he rest in peace. Amen.

40 posted on 02/27/2008 8:25:04 AM PST by Pyro7480 ("Jesu, Jesu, Jesu, esto mihi Jesus" -St. Ralph Sherwin's last words at Tyburn)
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To: trisham

RIP Mr. Buckley; prayers for his family. I will miss his wit.


41 posted on 02/27/2008 8:25:04 AM PST by afnamvet (Support The Troops. Your life may depend on it.)
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To: Borges

RIP


42 posted on 02/27/2008 8:25:20 AM PST by Nonstatist
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To: Eva
From NRO:

Editor-at-Large William F. Buckley Jr. founded National Review magazine in 1955. He is the author of more than 40 books, and was the host for more than 30 years of the television show Firing Line. His newspaper column, "On the Right," is syndicated to more than 300 newspapers. His most recent books are Let Us Talk of Many Things: The Collected Speeches and the novel Elvis in the Morning.

Buckley received a B.A. with honors (political science, economics, and history) from Yale University in 1950. In 1965 he ran for mayor of New York City and received 13.4% of the vote on the Conservative party ticket. He has received numerous and diverse awards, including Best Columnist of the Year, 1967; Television Emmy for Outstanding Achievement, 1969; The American Book Award for Best Mystery (paperback) for Stained Glass, 1980; the Lowell Thomas Travel Journalism Award, 1989; the Presidential Medal of Freedom, 1991; the Adam Smith Award, Hillsdale College, 1996; and the Heritage Foundation's Clare Boothe Luce Award, 1999.

Buckley married Patricia Taylor of Vancouver, B.C., in 1950, and is the father of Christopher Taylor Buckley.

43 posted on 02/27/2008 8:25:30 AM PST by The Pack Knight (Duty, Honor, Country.)
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To: Borges

God bless him.


44 posted on 02/27/2008 8:26:01 AM PST by fatima
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To: Borges

What a brilliant and witty man.

Who knows where the conservative movement would be without him now?

Rest in peace, WFB.


45 posted on 02/27/2008 8:26:29 AM PST by Constitution Day
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To: Borges
What a mind; on to Shangri-La.
46 posted on 02/27/2008 8:26:35 AM PST by SF Republican (Conservatives wanted all or nothing, and they got it.)
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To: Red in Blue PA

First Conservative Book read “God and Man at Yale”. RIP, bury him with that pencil.


47 posted on 02/27/2008 8:26:47 AM PST by lmc12
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To: Borges
Set aside conservatism for a minute.

His use of Bach's Brandenburg Concerto No. 2 (BMV 1047), 3d movement (Allegro Assai) as the theme for Firing Line gave me my first (childhood) appreciation of orchestral music (and especially in this case, the Baroque).

48 posted on 02/27/2008 8:26:51 AM PST by Petronski (Nice job, Hillary. Now go home and get your shine box.)
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To: Sig Sauer P220
Lets see, death comes in threes. Look for Sheets Byrd and Andy Rooney next.

Byrd hospitalized after fall

Didja ever notice there's nothing on Andy Rooney when you look?...

49 posted on 02/27/2008 8:27:26 AM PST by null and void (The less you know, the better Hillary looks.)
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To: Borges

‘God and Man at Yale’ Well done, good and faithful servant.


50 posted on 02/27/2008 8:27:40 AM PST by ex-snook ("Above all things, truth beareth away the victory.")
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