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In Memoriam: Andrew Breitbart (1969-2012)
Breibart.com ^ | 3/1/12 | Larry Solov

Posted on 03/01/2012 6:00:33 AM PST by ImJustAnotherOkie

Andrew passed away unexpectedly from natural causes shortly after midnight this morning in Los Angeles.

We have lost a husband, a father, a son, a brother, a dear friend, a patriot and a happy warrior.

Andrew lived boldly, so that we more timid souls would dare to live freely and fully, and fight for the fragile liberty he showed us how to love.

Andrew recently wrote a new conclusion to his book, Righteous Indignation:

I love my job. I love fighting for what I believe in. I love having fun while doing it. I love reporting stories that the Complex refuses to report. I love fighting back, I love finding allies, and—famously—I enjoy making enemies.

Three years ago, I was mostly a behind-the-scenes guy who linked to stuff on a very popular website. I always wondered what it would be like to enter the public realm to fight for what I believe in. I’ve lost friends, perhaps dozens. But I’ve gained hundreds, thousands—who knows?—of allies. At the end of the day, I can look at myself in the mirror, and I sleep very well at night.

(Excerpt) Read more at bighollywood.breitbart.com ...


TOPICS: Breaking News; Culture/Society; Government
KEYWORDS: andrewbreitbart; bookreview; breitbart; hatingbreitbart; obit; obituary; righteousindignation; rip; ripandrewbreitbart
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To: crosshairs
Are there ways to induce a massive heart attack on someone so that it does not show up in an autopsy?

Yes, if you believe Murder She Wrote, Matlock, Law & Order, NCIS, or any of a dozen other "crime" shows.

251 posted on 03/01/2012 6:44:25 AM PST by afraidfortherepublic
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To: ImJustAnotherOkie

Rest in Peace Andrew Brightbart.

Matthew 25:21 His lord said unto him, Well done, thou good and faithful servant: thou hast been faithful over a few things, I will make thee ruler over many things: enter thou into the joy of thy lord.


252 posted on 03/01/2012 6:44:38 AM PST by Spunky
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To: cuban leaf

Recently he said he had video of Obama speaking during his college years....outted SEIU....got up in the face of Obamaites.....now a 43 year old healthy man dies. It is not believable that he died of a rapidly cobbled statement of ‘natural causes’. He had many enemies....most of them associated with obama.


253 posted on 03/01/2012 6:45:13 AM PST by Texas Songwriter (Ia)
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To: HollyB

VERY GOOD POINT!


254 posted on 03/01/2012 6:46:37 AM PST by mark3681
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To: shadeaud

At CPAC he said in his speech that he has tapes of Obama from his college days, and that THIS election year O WILL be VETTED.


255 posted on 03/01/2012 6:47:29 AM PST by txrangerette ("HOLD TO THE TRUTH...SPEAK WITHOUT FEAR" - Glenn Beck)
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To: ImJustAnotherOkie

“Massive Coronary...It happens.

Remeber Tim Russert.


256 posted on 03/01/2012 6:47:29 AM PST by Rennes Templar
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To: murron

Andrew being such a good friend of Greg Gutfeld, look for a tribute either on “The Five” or “Red Eye”.

I can’t believe he is gone...


257 posted on 03/01/2012 6:47:45 AM PST by hattend (Jesus wants me to make churches pay for abortions. - Barack Obama)
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To: NonValueAdded

The 25 yo lieutenant I mentioned above died of a massive coronary and a 35 yo major I knew barely survived one. These were military members in very good shape.

So yes, it does happen, even to young people.


258 posted on 03/01/2012 6:47:55 AM PST by RJS1950 (The democrats are the "enemies foreign and domestic" cited in the federal oath)
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To: RummyChick

Thanks RummyChick, beautiful song and so fitting today. He was a true journalist, he wasn’t bought. It concerns me that he never revealed the information from his visit with Ayers.


259 posted on 03/01/2012 6:48:08 AM PST by HollyB
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To: skeeter
True they are. But the point is: "THE GOLDEN RULE." Don't celebrate the death of your enemy if you don't want them doing the same.

You can take some moral high ground if you don't do the same thing under similar circumstances.

So, when Nancy passes...hold thy tongue and be gracious...unless you want to be like the same vile people over at the KOS.

260 posted on 03/01/2012 6:48:32 AM PST by NELSON111
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To: ILS21R

Very sad news. Sending prayers to his loved ones. RIP Andrew.


261 posted on 03/01/2012 6:48:48 AM PST by txlurker
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To: cuban leaf

The “natural causes” part is the big giveaway that this is fake.

I don’t know why you are saying it is fake. It is all over Fox News and other organizations. Perhaps you should do a search before saying such things. RIP Andrew. He is my age which is scary.


262 posted on 03/01/2012 6:49:36 AM PST by napscoordinator (A moral principled Christian with character is the frontrunner! Congrats Santorum!)
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To: napscoordinator

Natural causes is normally associated with old age. This was poorly announced.


263 posted on 03/01/2012 6:51:02 AM PST by AppyPappy (If you really want to annoy someone, point out something obvious that they are trying hard to ignore)
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To: HollyB

“It concerns me that he never revealed the information from his visit with Ayers.”

He wouldn’t leave this info hanging. Somebody has it. Somebody HAS to have it.

As soon as the dust settles it will all come out.


264 posted on 03/01/2012 6:51:06 AM PST by mark3681
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To: ImJustAnotherOkie

Took a walk on the wild side over at DU...and I’m relieved to see that the vaaast majority of posts are empathetic and gracious. There will always be a few on any public arena but by and large, I observed very civil remarks.


265 posted on 03/01/2012 6:51:19 AM PST by SueRae (Tale of 2 Towers - First, Isengaard (GOP-e), then 11.06.2012, the Tower of Sauron)
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To: ImJustAnotherOkie

I wonder what Breitbart was working on that the Obama Administration could not afford to go public?


266 posted on 03/01/2012 6:51:30 AM PST by Arcy
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To: ImJustAnotherOkie

He gave everthing he had for liberty. His voice will be sorely missed.


267 posted on 03/01/2012 6:51:30 AM PST by grumpygresh (Democrats delenda est; zero sera dans l'enfer bientot.)
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To: ImJustAnotherOkie

I’m hoping that rumors of Andrew’s death are greatly exaggerated.


268 posted on 03/01/2012 6:51:40 AM PST by SamAdams76 (I am 72 days away from outliving Phil Hartman)
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To: ImJustAnotherOkie
..I don't really subscribe to conspiracy theories, but a word keeps coming to mind relative to this news--ACORN
269 posted on 03/01/2012 6:51:56 AM PST by WalterSkinner ( In Memory of My Father--WWII Vet and Patriot 1926-2007)
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To: ImJustAnotherOkie

RIP, Andrew. We will take up the banner now.


270 posted on 03/01/2012 6:52:28 AM PST by OCCASparky (Steely-eyed killer of the deep.)
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To: tomkat

$100 says this is another interweb hoax

I suggest that you make that 100 dollar donation to Free Republic. Unfortunately you lost the best.


271 posted on 03/01/2012 6:52:28 AM PST by napscoordinator (A moral principled Christian with character is the frontrunner! Congrats Santorum!)
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To: ImJustAnotherOkie

When he had dinner with Satan’s minions I knew his days were numbered. Sad but true.

Anyone challenging Satan in this end game have to watch their back every step of the way.


272 posted on 03/01/2012 6:52:36 AM PST by surfer (To err is human, to really foul things up takes a Democrat, don't expect the GOP to have the answer!)
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To: napscoordinator

RIP Andrew. Prayers to his family.


273 posted on 03/01/2012 6:52:43 AM PST by bluerose (Newt Gingrich or Santorum and Col. Allen West for VP!)
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To: Texas Songwriter

I wouldn’t put assasination out of the realm of this tragedy. He was hated by the left, and feared by the Obama administration/supporters. He was on the verge of “VETTING” the Zero with video.

RIP you courageous patriot.


274 posted on 03/01/2012 6:53:33 AM PST by ThomasMore (Islam is the Whore of Babylon!)
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To: Nervous Tick

I’ve known 2 people who have died from heart attacks between 40 and 50. Usually an inherited condition. Tragic.

RIP Andrew. Your significance was just beginning.


275 posted on 03/01/2012 6:53:33 AM PST by NewHampshireDuo
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To: napscoordinator; cuban leaf

To be fair, when cuban made that comment there was no other confirmation by Drudge or Fox. The only place it was being reported at the time was his website (which some thought could have been hacked).


276 posted on 03/01/2012 6:55:02 AM PST by CAluvdubya
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To: RummyChick

He leaves behind a wife and 4 children.
Prayers up for his wife, children, friends, and family.
This is devastating. He will be so missed.


277 posted on 03/01/2012 6:55:11 AM PST by KansasGirl
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To: ImJustAnotherOkie

There’s champagne in the White Hut today!

RIP, good soul. RIP.


278 posted on 03/01/2012 6:55:51 AM PST by Cyber Liberty ("If the past sits in judgment on the present, the future will be lost." --Winston Churchill)
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To: ImJustAnotherOkie
Shocking.....Sad.....Prayers for those who loved him.

This is a huge loss for conservatives everywhere. This is a man who took the fight to the liberals instead of taking it with a smile like so many champions of the conservative cause.

279 posted on 03/01/2012 6:55:54 AM PST by Rockitz (This isn't rocket science- follow the money and you'll find truth.)
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To: ohioWfan

Greg Gutfeld on Fox News all choked up over his close friend’s death. Years ago I had a friend who died of a sudden heart attack at 29. Prayers for his wife and 4 children as they try to cope with their devastating loss.


280 posted on 03/01/2012 6:56:04 AM PST by GoldwaterChick
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To: HollyB

He is on local radio Tuesday in Indy. He gave a very detailed and entertaining account of the dinner with Bill and Bernadine.

It was informative and odd.

I believe I also read anacoounting on his website.


281 posted on 03/01/2012 6:56:04 AM PST by dforest
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To: Rennes Templar
Natural Causes are like when my 95 year old father died. His age had reached a point where his body just started shutting down.

Andrew died of either a heart attack, stroke, or poisoning or who knows what else it could have been but it isn't natural at 42.

282 posted on 03/01/2012 6:56:22 AM PST by Spunky
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To: NewHampshireDuo

-——I’ve known 2 people who have died from heart attacks between 40 and 50. Usually an inherited condition. Tragic.-——

A friend of mine had a heart attack at 47. No congenital condition. He was as fit as possible for his age. Thankfully, he survived.


283 posted on 03/01/2012 6:56:43 AM PST by St_Thomas_Aquinas (Viva Christo Rey!)
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To: ImJustAnotherOkie

We have lost one of our greatest conservative advocates. RIP, Andrew Breitbart.

I’m afraid that my first thoughts were conspitorial in nature. :(


284 posted on 03/01/2012 6:56:43 AM PST by LUV W (This space reserved for heroes............my AF son....our troops....the vets from all wars...)
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To: RJS1950

When I lived in TX, my 37 year old neighbor dropped dead on his front lawn a week after he’d had a complete executive physical exam which he’d passed with flying colors.


285 posted on 03/01/2012 6:57:10 AM PST by afraidfortherepublic
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To: ImJustAnotherOkie

One voice has fallen silent but a chorus will arise in his spirit.


286 posted on 03/01/2012 6:57:10 AM PST by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: redgolum
Wonder if there will be an autopsy.

Probably already been buried at sea or cremated or both.
287 posted on 03/01/2012 6:57:26 AM PST by UnbelievingScumOnTheOtherSide (REPEAL WASHINGTON! -- Islam Delenda Est! -- I Want Constantinople Back. -- Rumble thee forth.)
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To: ImJustAnotherOkie

Oh my goodness! I’m stunned by this news. RIP, Mr. Breitbart.


288 posted on 03/01/2012 6:57:28 AM PST by DemforBush (A Repo man is *always* intense!)
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To: RJS1950
That happened to a friend of mine. He was a good operator from my SOF days, later on working in a special access program, who just up and died at 42. He knew he had heart problems (the fact of which he would invariably confide in his close friends about), and he lived like any day he might just drop dead. And one day, he did.

Those of us who knew him really well all knew that day was coming, though. I'd imagine people who were really close to Breitbart weren't as shocked as the rest of us are now.

289 posted on 03/01/2012 6:57:42 AM PST by Steel Wolf ("Few men desire liberty; most men wish only for a just master." - Gaius Sallustius Crispus)
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To: maggief

I wonder if there is an investigation into his death would they place police tape around his office (courteosy of the justice dept) for a period of time until, say next November when it will be determined that there was no foul play. But until then...nothing leaves his office. I don’t know.


290 posted on 03/01/2012 6:57:42 AM PST by Texas Songwriter (Ia)
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To: RummyChick

He has 4 children


291 posted on 03/01/2012 6:58:02 AM PST by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: SueRae
That's nice to hear, SueRae. Thanks for posting.



Andrew Brietbart(1969 - 2012)
292 posted on 03/01/2012 6:58:10 AM PST by Girlene (RIP, Andrew, You're no longer under fire)
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To: NELSON111
Being relieved at Pelosi's passing makes me no more like the reptiles on the left than being relieved at Kim Il Sungs passing.

Breitbart was adept at uncovering corruption on the left. What kind of person would celebrate his death?

There is such a thing as good and evil and I will celebrate when evil is diminished and grieve when it is strengthened.

293 posted on 03/01/2012 6:58:31 AM PST by skeeter
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To: SueRae

Thanks. Nice to see reasonable reactions, from sometimes unreasonable folks.


294 posted on 03/01/2012 6:58:55 AM PST by wita
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To: ImJustAnotherOkie

RIP Andrew. A true conservative fighter for truth. You will be missed and have left a big hole in the conservative media seeking truth from government and Hollywood. Prayers for your family.


295 posted on 03/01/2012 6:59:14 AM PST by kevinm13 (Tim Geithner is a tax cheat. Manmade "Global Warming" is a HOAX!)
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To: NonValueAdded

“many ways to induce one chemically”

That’s what I’m thinking but more along the lines of self-induced. The medical examiner’s report will get to the bottom of it.


296 posted on 03/01/2012 6:59:36 AM PST by WinMod70
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To: ImJustAnotherOkie

Oh, this is a shock. Prayers for his family.
Tet68


297 posted on 03/01/2012 7:00:20 AM PST by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: Rummyfan

I can’t believe this!


298 posted on 03/01/2012 7:00:41 AM PST by califamily4W
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To: ImJustAnotherOkie

OMG. Cannot believe this. Rest in Peace Andrew.


299 posted on 03/01/2012 7:00:58 AM PST by adc
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To: ImJustAnotherOkie

Just saw this on Fox. totally shocked I loved Andrew Breitbart. He was a Happy Warrior, funny as heck, fearless and innovative. He will be missed.


300 posted on 03/01/2012 7:01:11 AM PST by altura
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