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William F. Buckley dies at 82

Posted on 02/27/2008 8:35:55 AM PST by Dog

Just breaking on NRO...


TOPICS: Breaking News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: buckley; obituary; rip; wfb; williamfbuckley; williamfbuckleyjr; wod; wodlist
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1 posted on 02/27/2008 8:35:57 AM PST by Dog
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To: Dog
My heart has sunk, this is very sad.

An American Expat in Southeast Asia

2 posted on 02/27/2008 8:36:53 AM PST by expatguy ("An American Expat in Southeast Asia" - New & Improved - Now with Search)
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To: Dog
On the Times.

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/02/27/business/media/27cnd-buckley.html?_r=1&hp&oref=slogin

3 posted on 02/27/2008 8:37:40 AM PST by Dog
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To: Dog

May his soul and the souls of all the faithful departed through the mercy of God rest in peace.


4 posted on 02/27/2008 8:37:55 AM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: Dog

RIP, Mr. Buckley. You were the best. Say hi to St. Peter for us.


5 posted on 02/27/2008 8:38:08 AM PST by TenthAmendmentChampion (Global warming is to Revelations as the theory of evolution is to Genesis.)
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To: Dog; Pelham; Das Outsider

We were just talking about Buckley “Goose Bumps” PING!!!

May the Lord bless His family and bring them comfort as
they grieve the loss of this great man. In Jesus name.


6 posted on 02/27/2008 8:38:24 AM PST by Jo Nuvark (Those who bless Israel will be blessed, those who curse Israel will be cursed. Gen 12:3)
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To: Dog

A passing of one of the All Time Greats.


7 posted on 02/27/2008 8:38:38 AM PST by gridlock (Proud McCain Supporter since February 7, 2008.)
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To: Dog

A very sad loss indeed.......


8 posted on 02/27/2008 8:38:56 AM PST by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: Dog

Condolences to Mr. Buckley’s family and friends.


9 posted on 02/27/2008 8:39:05 AM PST by PGalt
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To: Dog

RIP


10 posted on 02/27/2008 8:39:59 AM PST by A CA Guy ( God Bless America, God bless and keep safe our fighting men and women.)
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To: Dog

RIP, prayers for his family and Rush too. They were very close.


11 posted on 02/27/2008 8:40:04 AM PST by MomwithHope (Our country sure has some slim pickin's on both sides for 2008!)
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To: Cicero

In 1983 I had the privilege of being a part of the U.C. Santa Barbara College Republicans when we brought in WFB for a speech/fundraiser, and got to have dinner with him. Gracious and charming, he was an excellent piano player.


12 posted on 02/27/2008 8:40:22 AM PST by LS (CNN is the Amtrak of News)
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To: Dog

Prayers for his family and friends.


13 posted on 02/27/2008 8:40:35 AM PST by Tex Pete
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To: LibreOuMort

Very sad! (21 years a National Review subscriber.)


14 posted on 02/27/2008 8:40:44 AM PST by sionnsar (trad-anglican.faithweb.com |Iran Azadi| 5yst3m 0wn3d - it's N0t Y0ur5 (SONY) | UN: Useless Nations)
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To: Dog

Few men have done more good. RIP Mr. Buckley.

It seems right somehow that it’s this year. Sort of an end of an era if things continue in the direction they are heading. Hopefully the beginning of a new conservative insurgency as well.


15 posted on 02/27/2008 8:41:13 AM PST by Greg F (Do you want a guy named Hussein to fix your soul? Michelle Obama thinks you do.)
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To: Dog

A great light has gone out, but what a treasure he leaves us!


16 posted on 02/27/2008 8:41:17 AM PST by Excellence (Bacon Bits Make Great Confetti)
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To: Dog; Mase

Oh no!


17 posted on 02/27/2008 8:41:21 AM PST by Toddsterpatriot (Why are protectionists so bad at math?)
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To: Dog
"A coward dies many times before his death. The valiant never taste of death but once."

Buckley was a valient man. But, based on the number of threads, he has tasted death many times this morning.

RIP

18 posted on 02/27/2008 8:41:23 AM PST by ClearCase_guy
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To: Dog

May GOD rest his soul.
Prayers of thanks to GOD for loaning him to us for so long and for his family.


19 posted on 02/27/2008 8:41:43 AM PST by Joe Boucher (An enemy of Islam)
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To: expatguy

RIP ..


20 posted on 02/27/2008 8:41:56 AM PST by YankeeMagic
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To: Dog

A thoroughly interesting man with a fascinating background and career. He’ll be missed.


21 posted on 02/27/2008 8:42:01 AM PST by Welsh Rabbit
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To: Dog

The most articulate conservative ever- prayers for him and those who loved him.


22 posted on 02/27/2008 8:42:05 AM PST by Rockitz (This isn't rocket science- Follow the money and you'll find the truth.)
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To: Dog
Sad news.

Already posted... http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1977106/posts

23 posted on 02/27/2008 8:42:23 AM PST by OKSooner
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To: Dog

There was a man. Where would we be now if he had never lived?


24 posted on 02/27/2008 8:43:04 AM PST by thulldud (Insanity: Electing John McCain again and expecting a different result.)
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To: Dog

During the sixties watching firing line was an elegant bitch slap back to truth.

I and my nation, and the world owe a lot to William F. Buckley.


25 posted on 02/27/2008 8:43:14 AM PST by ansel12 (post-apocalyptic drifter uttered three words, polygamous zombie vampires!)
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To: Dog

A gracious, brilliant, articulate gentlemen has left the stage but leaves us the better for his presence.


26 posted on 02/27/2008 8:43:16 AM PST by MarkT
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To: All

To every [thing there is] a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven. (Ecc 3:1)


27 posted on 02/27/2008 8:43:53 AM PST by BigEdLB (BigEd)
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To: OKSooner

There are no other threads this morning FRiend.


28 posted on 02/27/2008 8:44:01 AM PST by expatguy ("An American Expat in Southeast Asia" - New & Improved - Now with Search)
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To: OKSooner

Major events always have multiple threads (unfortunately).

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1977107/posts

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1977106/posts


29 posted on 02/27/2008 8:44:08 AM PST by Petronski (Nice job, Hillary. Now go home and get your shine box.)
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To: Dog

WFB RIP.
A great man and patriot. Eloquent and civil, the very best of conservative thought.


30 posted on 02/27/2008 8:44:33 AM PST by America-The-Great-1967 (Don't fix the blame, fix the problem.)
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To: Dog

One of the greats has passed on.


31 posted on 02/27/2008 8:45:19 AM PST by Nextrush (NO WAY MCCAIN: WHAT PART OF NO DON'T YOU UNDERSTAND?)
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To: Dog

As a NR subscriber (and I still have some tapes of Firing Line somewhere)...

Well Done, Mr. Buckley, GodSpeed and Thank You!


32 posted on 02/27/2008 8:45:23 AM PST by BikerJoe
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To: Dog

God speed Mr. Buckley. You are a patriot, and were a voice of reason.


33 posted on 02/27/2008 8:45:23 AM PST by dashing doofus (Those who are too smart to engage in politics are punished by being governed by those who are dumber)
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To: Dog

RIP.


34 posted on 02/27/2008 8:45:26 AM PST by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle ("John McCain is to conservatism what Cindy Sheehan is to the Miss Universe Pageant.")
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To: Dog

When wisdom was needed William F. Buckley was there. William F. Buckley will be missed by all...Rest Sir, your time now is done on this earth....


35 posted on 02/27/2008 8:46:05 AM PST by From One - Many (Trust the Old Media At Your Own Risk.)
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To: Dog

WFB was considered by the Brits to be the last American Renaissance Man.


36 posted on 02/27/2008 8:46:13 AM PST by Inwoodian
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To: Dog

Lesson for today:

William Buckley was a CONSERVATIVE who successfully led the fight to make the Republican Party the repository of conservatism.

His loyalty was to conservatism, not to the Rockefeller/Lindsay school of Republicanism, aka Democrat-lite.

When he ran for mayor of New York, it was as a Conservative against a Republican liberal. Announcing his entry into the race, he said:

“The two-party system presupposes an adversary relationship between the two parties. That there is no such relationship in New York Mr. Lindsay makes especially clear when he proposes as running mates members of the Liberal and Democratic Parties. Mr. Lindsay’s Republican Party is a sort of personal accessory,. . . indifferent to the historic role of the Republican Party as standing in opposition to those trends of our time that are championed by the collectivist elements of the Democratic Party.”

Those words could be used today, substituting Lindsay with McCain.

It is sad that on the day William Buckley departed this world and the perpetual battlefield of good versus evil, the dark forces were in ascendancy.

Asked what is the first thing he would do if elected Mayor of New York, he said “Demand a recount.”

Maybe he can get the Man Upstairs to get us a recount/revote for these primaries.


37 posted on 02/27/2008 8:46:32 AM PST by oldbill
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To: Dog

Very sorry to hear this. Prayers from our family for him and his.


38 posted on 02/27/2008 8:46:41 AM PST by Mrs_Stokke (The last time we nominated a Senator, we got a Clinton.)
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thank you, Mr Buckley RIP


39 posted on 02/27/2008 8:46:48 AM PST by kingattax (99 % of liberals give the rest a bad name)
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To: ansel12

So long dear WFB! You will be missed. Dear Lord please welcome in your faithful servant.


40 posted on 02/27/2008 8:47:08 AM PST by Amityschild
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Yeah, I just saw the news. A sad day indeed. It’s hard to describe the impact Buckley and NR have had on my life. What’s crystal clear is the impact he had on the nation. He saved the Republican Party and was the first mover of the modern conservative movement. I can’t believe he’s gone.
41 posted on 02/27/2008 8:47:52 AM PST by Mase (Save me from the people who would save me from myself!)
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To: ClearCase_guy
He, along with Whitaker Chambers,fought the good fight against the Soviet Union. Their resolve lead to the rise of Ronald Reagan who brought that Evil Empire to its knees. Hence, he deserves credit for helping to free millions of people around the world. Plus he loved his family, the sea and living.

Hearing of his passing brings to minds so many warm memories.

RIP

42 posted on 02/27/2008 8:48:03 AM PST by Don'tMessWithTexas
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To: Dog
""Now listen, you queer, stop calling me a crypto-Nazi or I’ll sock you in your goddamn face and you’ll stay plastered."

William F Buckley to Gore Vidal
August 28, 1968

I loved Bill Buckley!

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43 posted on 02/27/2008 8:49:39 AM PST by Artemis Webb
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To: Dog

Prayers for his family. He was a good one.


44 posted on 02/27/2008 8:52:12 AM PST by StarCMC (http://cannoneerno4.wordpress.com/2008/02/24/peoples-information-support-team/ -JOIN US!-We're PIST!)
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To: Dog

A great patriot, a great writer and a faithful Catholic. May he rest in peace.


45 posted on 02/27/2008 8:52:28 AM PST by B-Chan (Catholic. Monarchist. Texan. Any questions?)
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To: Jo Nuvark

AMEN


46 posted on 02/27/2008 8:55:48 AM PST by Turret Gunner A20 (If global warming gets any worse we'll all freeze to death.)
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To: Petronski

Okay. It is big news sad as it is, it probably deserves three threads.


47 posted on 02/27/2008 8:56:38 AM PST by OKSooner
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To: OKSooner

But not five, right?


48 posted on 02/27/2008 8:58:14 AM PST by Petronski (Nice job, Hillary. Now go home and get your shine box.)
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To: Don'tMessWithTexas

This is a loss the depth of which will take a long time to fully comprehend. He had a rare intellect and influenced millions.

Condolences.


49 posted on 02/27/2008 9:00:03 AM PST by Lawdoc (My dad married my aunt, so now my cousins are my brothers. Go figure.)
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To: Artemis Webb

Thanks for the quote.


50 posted on 02/27/2008 9:00:09 AM PST by OKSooner
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