Skip to comments.Andrew Breitbart, One of the Original FReepers
Posted on 03/01/2012 7:34:37 PM PST by kristinn
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I am in complete shock here.
You were more than just a soldier, You were a General.
Old Fashioned Strawberry Shortcake $8.00
Andrew and I had a lot in common on the music front too.....
I am really, really, really upset.
Rest in peace courageous warrior.
All of us here are in mourning.
We lost a giant, yet we luckily had a giant. I guess we have to be like the Pioneers now, walk in the paths they made and make paths for those who follow.
From Pioneers O Pioneers by Whitman:
These are of us, they are with us,
All for primal needed work, while the followers there in embryo wait behind,
We to-days procession heading, we the route for travel clearing, Pioneers! O pioneers!
Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful.
I look forward to reading more in the future. I love this guy more and more the more I learn about him. I am so very sad today.
And one more thing to do to provide for his kids is to buy his books. I am going to. They were already on my list but I have no time to read. S I’ve been waiting.
Thank you kristinn for all the details.
We have lost a warrior.
I was there also. There was ‘andrew’, Nick Danger, DoughtyOne, Clinton’s a Liar, & others I don’t remember now.
I could feel we were entering a new age. It would not be controlled by the mainstream media, but we would be able to find out what was happening (quickly) & decipher it ourselves — not thru their prism.
Thank you ‘andrew’. God bless & comfort your family.
Thanks, Kristinn. What you posted reminded me of one of Karl’s rants about the media:
“...One thing keeps popping up in my mind though... a couple years ago I swore an oath, that I would “...support and defend the Constitution of the United states against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same...”
I didn’t join up to be part of some government conspiracy—I joined because I thought it was just one small way that I could contribute to the people of this country... although the discipline didn’t hurt much either. As I think back to that oath, something about all enemies, foreign AND DOMESTIC... I wonder who is really to blame for the degredation of the American society.
My money’s on the American mass media. It seems like you can’t turn on the news without seeing news reports about the death and destruction, and commercials that seem to subtlely induce worthlessness or fear, offering solace in the consumption of goods and services. The way I see it, people in this country (and the attitude is spreading across the globe), are encouraged by corporations and broadcasters to spend more and acquire more stuff, inducing a sense of security in material wealth. Some things, even tradition, can have a spin put on them to make the public needlessly wary—even fearful. Why aren’t houses in this country built with big front porches anymore? Probably because we know more about fictional TV characters than we do our own neighbors....
Though I think this veritable brainwashing may not have been intentional, the people who cultivate this sort of society have a lot of the general public in their pocket, and many are trying to use their positions to reshape the world the way they think it should be, not taking into account any consequence of their actions.
Given a choice and an opportunity, I’d gladly do my part to “restructure” the commercial institutions that poison the society whose flag will one day be draped over my coffin. [/rant]
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So many years on, I had forgotten he was a Freeper.
He'll be missed by many but most off all his wife and children and we think of them tonight.
Was Andrew a part of the 2000 FReep at the Federal Building in Westwood after the election?
Excellent,kristinn...thanks for sharing. This is wonderful.RIP Hero Andrew!
What an excellent idea, Yaelle. Thanks!
I don’t know, but there were a lot of us!
I liked Andrew and I like his web site. He will sorely be missed
Thank you, kristinn. :) Rest in peace, Andrew.
What a great blast from the past. Thanks for posting this. He is sorely missed, and in my thoughts and prayers.
Super duper ping. Thank you so much.
I’m not sure I knew who he was back then, but it is possible he was there. I don’t remember seeing him, but then he very well could have been there. I want to say that I did see someone that looked something like him, but I don’t remember it clearly enough to give you a firm yes or no.
We had between 100 to 300 people there during that period.
BobJ over on TrueBlueLiberty might know.
There’s only so much time in my day, and I don’t follow man folks
anymore. I never followed Andrew, but I did respect him due to the many folks who did find him worthy of their admiration.
Thanks, kristinn, for putting this together.
Agree! I admired him from afar. “AB” was a true hero and warrior for the country and an idea: media fairness and restoral of media fairness. But much more...Andrew did not back down!
“AB” will forever be remembered! My quasi “AB” quote: “Go to hell libs”. Hell is exactly where they will end up, whether good wins politically on earth or not! End game...They burn for eternity for their lack of faith.
RIP, Andrew! God will bless your family and you. You have earned your rest.
It is our fight now!
Amen to that, Persevero.
Thank you for this thread, kristinn. I had forgotten the few words I managed to speak to Andrew on Saturday, February 11, 2012 at CPAC - I mentioned that I was a Freeper on FreeRepublic.com. He said that he "used to post on FR, a long time ago...", but I couldn't hear what he said after that, as the bar was loud and chaotic, and people were bugging him while we were talking. He seemed kind of excited when I mentioned the words "Free Republic". ;-)
So he was a FReeper and his screen name was andrew. Wow, thanks for those links, kristinn. Very interesting.
I'm looking at a baseball that my husband brought to CPAC in order to get some autographs. Rep. Steve King (R-IA), one of our favorite congressmen, signed the ball, as did Phyllis Schlafly, several of our friends... and Andrew Breitbart.
He signed the ball: "Andrew Breitbart - God Bless"
thanks Brown Deer
bump for remembrance archive.
Thank you Kristinn.
Awestruck by the compilation and the observations therein. Thank you.
Just reading some of Andrew’s old posts. Just amazing... the guy was SO brilliant. *sigh*
Perhaps they will release all the goods that Andrew had on Obama. Around September 30th or so.
There are the big government Socialist/Marxist/Communist radicals, and then there are those like Andrew Breitbart and Glenn Beck, and Sarah Palin, who are against big government and they are for the American Constitution of limited government and who rely more on tradition and their own ideas and labors when it comes to their personal lives, their mission, and their politics.
What sets Breitbart and Palin and others such as Allen West, Herman Cain as well as many others (including Ron Paul, as misguided as he is about defense and who’s fault it is for the hate that exists in the Mideast) is that they are all in the fight and they have stood against liars and cheats and coercive radical revolutionaries and it really has taken all of their effort and focus to do so. They took the extra steps and went the extra mile because they understand what is going on and what is at stake. And Andrew was a true gladiator at that.
He was restless and relentless because he, as well as Palin and our other Breitbarts, though not always in agreement on everything do understand that we are in a non-kinetic civil war, and what appears to be the late stages of a socialist revolution and the destruction of America from within which has been in the works while the ideas behind it are nothing new and have been refuted. See also my post Save Capitalism, Save America over atmy blog A FREE MARKET AMERICAN http://freemarketcircle.blogspot.com/2012/03/save-capitalism-save-america.html and also Right vs. Left, the Bottom Line here http://freemarketcircle.blogspot.com/2012/02/right-vs-left-bottom-line.html
The task at hand is to show this, and to share it wide and far. And it is really a fight, because there are those who do not wish the truth to be known. So one must really stand up to them, their manipulations, interests and power. And remember Saul Alinsky taught them how to gain power to achieve their utopian fundamentally unAmerican extremist agenda. Breitbart has demonstrated to and shown many how to fight back. What Andrew learned, and what he demonstrated through his actions, is that it takes a radical to beat a radical. As I said before, over at my blog in my post “Left vs. Right, the Bottom Line “, it takes a radical to know one and to expose one and defeat one.
God rest his soul and bless his family. He will be sorely missed.
And to Andrew, if you can read this up there, I never got to meet you and that is too bad because I live in your neck of the woods out here in Los Angeles. I just want to say, from the bottom of my heart, thank you so much for your service to your country. In your honor, here at Free Market American/Free Market Circle, and everyone in the American Conservative/Tea party movement, we are all patriotic radicals in the cause of our American constitution and republic now.
The Freeper class of 1998 is very sad. Goodbye Andrew
Here is what he wrote at the end of Righteous Indignation:
I've already written that Election 2010 was less about November 2 than it was about November 3 and beyond.
For me, 2011 is going to be a recommitment toward a righteous attempt to level the playing field in the media; 2011 is going to be less about holding Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid accountable than it it's going to be about holding George Stephanopoulos, Andrew Morse, ABC News, and the rest of the mainstream media accountable. It's going to be about holding accountable the president of NPR, who capitulated to the exact same forces who attacked me when she canned Juan Williams and attacked his character in the process. It's going to be about holding George Soros and his Hungarian nut squat squad at Media Matters accountable. It's going to be about holding Arianna Huffington and Christiane Amanpour and Contessa Brewer and Katie Couric and Pinch Sulzberger accountable.
I am optimistic that the Tea Party movement is reflective of a greater American sentiment that needs to try at least to save what is good and decent about the American experience. Again, it is a cultural battle. And while they cling to their media guns and their politically correct religion, truth will be our weapon.
It's a long war. I know, I've lost friends. I have the scars. My wife married and almost inappropriately always lighthearted guy fourteen years ago. Now she wakes up next to a firebrand who is one of the most polarizing figures in the country.
But I have also met the America that was rendered silent by the media and is now shaking itself to life again. There are the years that we will look back on and question whether we did enough for our country and for our children. That's why I'm so determined, so pissed, so righteously indignant.
Excuse me while I save the world.
I’m glad he was here in 98. If he had written some of those posts today he would have gotten ragged on by today’s grammar
and spelling police. RIP Andrew.
Thanks for posting Kristinn. I like how he says he enjoys Dennis Miller on one of his early posts, but only in limited circumstances. I just heard him on the Dennis Miller show the other day filling in! Wow, what a difference a few years make. And now, what a difference a few days make. One day, talking to a national audience and a few days later gone at a much too young age. Thanks Andrew for making conservatism a lot of fun over the last few years. Rest in peace.
Those were the days. There are some very good people we have lost.
Rest in peace Andrew.
May God rest his soul in peace.
Retweet on, Andrew!
Thanks for posting this, Andrew will be sorely missed. I haven’t quite come to terms with this and although he had a history of heart problems I still wonder.........Prayers for his family and FRiends,
Thanks kristinn. I watched my Twitter feed and saw the references to Andrew, which were not uncommon because he loved to share what libs said about him. Then I checked freepers and some other sites and it was confirmed.
I have been touched by Andrew Breitbart even though I never met him. He was a fearless, unapologetic conservative advocate and will be terribly missed. His voice has been silenced but it should be carried forward. I pray that his staff have enough strength to carry on with his mission of seeking truth from the media and Hollywood.
RIP andrew. You will be missed.
Well said. It is so sad to see someone with such talent and energy struck down so early in life, FReepers could learn much by his example.
Thank you for posting this. FR WAS a LOT better back in the day.
RIP, Andrew. You are missed.
Didn’t know Andrew was a Freeper.
Thanks! These are priceless. Bookmarked.
Heartbreaking. Prayers for this hero’s family.