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Sheriff Confirms Andy Griffith Has Died, Say Actor Has Been "Laid To Rest"
WITN ^ | July 3, 2012

Posted on 07/03/2012 7:10:28 AM PDT by Semper911

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To: oh8eleven

That was a GREAT movie!

RIP, Andy. Now you know more...


151 posted on 07/03/2012 11:35:47 AM PDT by Loud Mime (Defeat Obama. Everything else is secondary)
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To: Semper911
I'll probably get flamed for this...and the post might even be deleted but....I had a lot of respect for Griffith until fairly recently when I saw him shilling OsamaObamaCare on TV.At that point he became just another showbiz son-of-a-gun in my mind.
152 posted on 07/03/2012 11:37:11 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Bill Ayers Was *Not* "Just Some Guy In The Neighborhood")
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To: Semper911

The Andy Griffith Show—specifically, “The Barney Years”—is my favorite TV show of all time. Regardless of anything else, Andy did give us that, and I am grateful.


153 posted on 07/03/2012 11:37:59 AM PDT by Charles Henrickson (Barney was to the AGS what Curly was to the Stooges--irreplaceable.)
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To: yorkie

>>>>>>>>>>>>>>Little Brown Church In The Wildwood<<<<<<<<<<<

One of my favorite scenes from the show, it always helps me destress when I watch it. Thanks for posting the link.

No matter what Griffith’s Democratic leanings were, they appeared to be the more benign type from the old fashioned democrats I ran across as a child, not the far leftists who took over that party. Or at least he kept his proclivities in check during the run of the show. No matter how he ended up shilling Obamacare later in life, it doesn’t take away from the family-oriented entertainment he provided for many years, IMHO.


154 posted on 07/03/2012 11:38:06 AM PDT by Mjaye
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To: txrangerette
Where have you gone, Mayberry USA?

Things changed after Andy and co. left. The local economy faltered badly as a result of the federal government's attacks on the tobacco industry in the 1990s. Small businesses began to leave, storefronts were left dilapidated and broken from disuse, the infrastructure fell into disrepair.

Attempts by the government to replace the once-thriving business base with a "welfare economy," replete with Section 8 public housing and a plethora of other social programs, resulted in drastic demographic and social changes, radically altering the way of life for the erstwhile sleepy little North Carolina town.

Unfortunately, it wasn't exactly what the few remaining residents had hoped for.


155 posted on 07/03/2012 11:39:01 AM PDT by ScottinVA (Buying Drain-O requires photo I.D... yet voting doesn't???)
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To: Mjaye
No matter how he ended up shilling Obamacare later in life, it doesn’t take away from the family-oriented entertainment he provided for many years, IMHO.

I agree. The "Andy Griffith Show" was always a staple of TV watching when I was growing up.

156 posted on 07/03/2012 11:40:45 AM PDT by ScottinVA (Buying Drain-O requires photo I.D... yet voting doesn't???)
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To: Semper911
The 86-year-old Griffith lives on Roanoke Island, not far from the Lost Colony, a play he performed in right after high school.

His pics from the Lost Colony actings days adorn the walls at Roanoke Island. It's beautiful out there.

157 posted on 07/03/2012 11:42:21 AM PDT by ScottinVA (Buying Drain-O requires photo I.D... yet voting doesn't???)
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To: Jedidah
I said as close to nothing as possible. I will not laud the man whatsoever.

But I did it for myself. I don't particularly concern myself with other's opinions of my posts.

158 posted on 07/03/2012 11:42:31 AM PDT by Lazamataz (People who resort to Godwin's Law are just like Hitler.)
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To: Borges

WEll then they should have not made a stereotype Right Wing Wacko out of Rhodes


159 posted on 07/03/2012 11:45:47 AM PDT by uncbob
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To: Lazamataz

Ditto.....I remember his endorsement of 0bamacare....”I think you’re gonna like what’s coming”......RIP to the brave astrounaut who lost his life in a jet ski accident......


160 posted on 07/03/2012 11:48:42 AM PDT by geege
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To: Gaffer

Oh come now, just because he did commercials trying to sell the American people on the virtues of Bambycare!!


161 posted on 07/03/2012 11:49:48 AM PDT by JaguarXKE (If my Fluffy had a puppy, it would look like the puppy Obama ate!)
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To: al baby
yup looks like he died before he could vote for obama again

What makes you think he won't still vote for Bamby? He is, after all, a Democrat.

162 posted on 07/03/2012 11:52:23 AM PDT by JaguarXKE (If my Fluffy had a puppy, it would look like the puppy Obama ate!)
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To: GSWarrior
I remember seeing this movie when I was a kid.


163 posted on 07/03/2012 11:52:51 AM PDT by GSWarrior (Democrats have finally figured out how to tax the air that you breathe.)
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To: Lazamataz

A committed Leftist? Really, I missed that memo. Never heard him stumping for any liberals. He conveyed American values.

Therefore, I consider you a cold-hearted prick.


164 posted on 07/03/2012 11:54:07 AM PDT by BlackjackPershing ("The Business of America is Business"--President Calvin Coolidge)
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To: BlackjackPershing

Griffith did political ads for Obama in 2008.


165 posted on 07/03/2012 11:56:08 AM PDT by ScottinVA (Buying Drain-O requires photo I.D... yet voting doesn't???)
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To: al baby

When has death ever stopped a Democrat from voting, multiple times in many cases?


166 posted on 07/03/2012 11:56:50 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (In honor of my late father, GunnerySgt/Commo Chief, USMC 1943-65)
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To: Semper911

RIP Andy.


167 posted on 07/03/2012 12:01:51 PM PDT by NoLibZone (We must get down on our knees each day and thank God that McCain/Palin didn't win in '08.)
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To: Semper911

Mr. Griffith, sorry to hear of your passing, and please RIP, but I’m glad I won’t have to listen to anymore of your dumb ObamaCare and AARP commercials. I guess they’ll be looking for another spokesman.


168 posted on 07/03/2012 12:03:06 PM PDT by mass55th (Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway...John Wayne)
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To: el_texicano

He was a great entertainer, regardless of politics. I refuse to grave dance or wish ill of the departed simply because of their politics.


169 posted on 07/03/2012 12:04:25 PM PDT by Choose Ye This Day (There's no shame in attacking a criminal's bean bag. -- Ron Swanson)
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To: moviefan8

I absolutely love that movie!

“Back where I come from, a fellah looks too dignified, we figure he’s tryin’ to steal your watch!” Classic.


170 posted on 07/03/2012 12:11:15 PM PDT by DemforBush (A Repo man is *always* intense!)
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To: Semper911

Obamacare becomes legal and one of its biggest supporters kicks off. Irony at work.

I always pictured the “real” Andy Griffith as the character he played in the movie “A Face In The Crowd”.


171 posted on 07/03/2012 12:12:58 PM PDT by ozzymandus
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To: el_texicano

What do you expect from a UNC tar head?


172 posted on 07/03/2012 12:15:45 PM PDT by boomop1 (term limits will only save this country.)
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To: el_texicano
So, if they did a remake of "Mayberry," who would play the leading roles?

Barney Frank as Sheriff Andy Taylor?
Joe Biden as Barney Fife?
Hillary Clinton as Aunt Bea?

173 posted on 07/03/2012 12:18:08 PM PDT by Verginius Rufus
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To: BlackjackPershing
A committed Leftist? Really, I missed that memo. Never heard him stumping for any liberals. He conveyed American values. Therefore, I consider you a cold-hearted prick.

Therefore, I consider you an ignorant prick.

174 posted on 07/03/2012 12:18:23 PM PDT by Lazamataz (People who resort to Godwin's Law are just like Hitler.)
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To: el_texicano

“I won’t miss him in the least.”

Neither will I! The old Bolshevik Bastard!


175 posted on 07/03/2012 12:19:13 PM PDT by vette6387
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To: Adder
He taught my brother in-law English at Goldsboro High School.
176 posted on 07/03/2012 12:19:13 PM PDT by boomop1 (term limits will only save this country.)
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To: IbJensen
True.

Not to worry, he'll still vote for Obama in the fall and the straight Dem ticket for the next few decades.

177 posted on 07/03/2012 12:22:22 PM PDT by Toddsterpatriot (Math is hard. Harder if you're stupid.)
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To: Bratch

Thanks for that.


178 posted on 07/03/2012 12:31:51 PM PDT by Excellence (9/11 was an act of faith.)
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To: el_texicano

NC residents soured on the old lib after his shameful pimping for CommieCare.


179 posted on 07/03/2012 12:40:57 PM PDT by NKP_Vet
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To: Verginius Rufus

Now that is a frightening lineup. Sounds more like Outer Limits.


180 posted on 07/03/2012 12:43:01 PM PDT by el_texicano (Palinista to the core!)
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To: BlackjackPershing

” A committed Leftist? Really, I missed that memo. Never heard him stumping for any liberals. He conveyed American values.

Therefore, I consider you a cold-hearted prick.”

It is YOU who had better do some FReepsearch. Laz is 100% correct. Andy was a committed leftist, and wasn’t quiet about it either. I worked in the studios.


181 posted on 07/03/2012 12:46:32 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.)
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To: BlackjackPershing; Lazamataz

” A committed Leftist? Really, I missed that memo. Never heard him stumping for any liberals. He conveyed American values.

Therefore, I consider you a cold-hearted prick.”

It is YOU who had better do some FReepsearch. Laz is 100% correct. Andy was a committed leftist, and wasn’t quiet about it either. I worked in the studios.


182 posted on 07/03/2012 12:46:51 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.)
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To: Semper911

Sheriff Andy should have been handling Homeland Security, the Israeli Defense Ministry, and the War on Terror. Instead, we got...well...(un-publishable).


183 posted on 07/03/2012 12:48:31 PM PDT by Eleutheria5 (End the occupation. Annex today.)
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To: NKP_Vet
Andy Griffin was a disappointment offstage. Andy seemed like a gentle, levelheaded fellow, but I guess that was all part of the act. I'm sorry that his final act was to team up with Ronnie Howard and promote the single worst President in the history of our nation.
184 posted on 07/03/2012 12:53:25 PM PDT by July4 (Remember the price paid for your freedom.)
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To: Mjaye
"One of my favorite scenes from the show, it always helps me destress when I watch it. Thanks for posting the link."

Oh, Mjaye, you are welcome! I always calm down, when I watch it, too.....it's almost a magical moment onscreen, isn't it?

185 posted on 07/03/2012 1:24:55 PM PDT by yorkie
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To: uncbob

Rhodes was based in part on Arthur Godfrey among others. His persona wasn’t all that different from the populist Southern Democrats of the time.


186 posted on 07/03/2012 1:25:27 PM PDT by Borges
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To: Excellence
This seems like a pretty fitting tribute.

Brad Paisley With Andy Griffith - Waitin' On A Woman

187 posted on 07/03/2012 1:34:24 PM PDT by Bratch
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To: Gaffer

How he could have starred in the show, read the parts, acted them out and then watched the results and still vote/support the Party that hates Mayberry and its citizens is a mystery.

I wonder if all actors struggle with reality?


188 posted on 07/03/2012 1:37:43 PM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: Joshua

I watched him on the small screen. Never said I’d have voted for him for anything.

BTW, I didn’t vote for O’bama either. I have more sense than that.


189 posted on 07/03/2012 1:44:48 PM PDT by EggsAckley ( There's an Ethiopian in the fuel supply ! ! ..)
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To: Semper911
Sheriff Confirms Andy Griffith Has Died, Say Actor Has Been "Laid To Rest"

Had to nip it in the bud?

190 posted on 07/03/2012 1:48:40 PM PDT by x
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To: Kartographer
Rare vocal version of The Andy Griffith Show Theme Song

Oh Kart, just love this! RIP Andy Griffith.

191 posted on 07/03/2012 1:58:27 PM PDT by AZamericonnie
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To: Bratch

very nice.


192 posted on 07/03/2012 2:09:03 PM PDT by Girlene (Chief AHat Roberts - should resign in disgrace.)
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To: Theodore R.

I’m just giving him the benefit of the doubt. You hear the Left all day trying to justify their death-loving insanity that they push upon the world daily.

I’m sure he was the same.


193 posted on 07/03/2012 2:23:18 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: Williams

A Face in the Crowd was ahead of its time.

It is on my favorite movie list.


194 posted on 07/03/2012 2:42:52 PM PDT by moviefan8
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To: stephenjohnbanker

Read your ‘About’ page and you mention Rep. Elton Gallegly.

I was in he and his wife’s home recently in Simi Valley.
They held a fundraiser for an organization in Simi - ‘FOR THE TROOPS,’ which has been sending care boxes to the troops since 2005, using all volunteers. I have been there a few times. Great operation.

Besides a considerable donation for each of us to attend the fundraiser, Elton auctioned 2 flags that were flown over the capitol on the 10th anniversary of 9-11. During the time (short). . . it took to conduct the auction, one could see emotion cross Elton’s face from time to time.
The flags brought $5,000 each, which goes straight to ‘FOR THE TROOPS.’

The fundraiser made enough (Postage Money) that FTT will be able to send 4,000 boxes.
They have now sent their 60,000 box, since 20005, when it started in a co-founder’s garage.
FTT is now in a donated store front in Simi Valley, (and has a donated near-by warehouse) using an assembly line method, with many hands putting together all that must take place to fill a box. (Med. Flat Rate box).

FTT is an operation smaller than some, while bigger than many!
‘FOR THE TROOPS’ has a website - lots of information.


195 posted on 07/03/2012 3:07:30 PM PDT by USARightSide ( SUPPORTING O U R TROOPS)
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To: 1010RD

Actors take it as a compliment when you people say they were convincing as people who don’t resemble them at all. How many Jews have played Nazis in films...


196 posted on 07/03/2012 3:08:35 PM PDT by Borges
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To: Semper911

Comes as America leaves behind forever the laissez faire ethos of Mayberry and the countless liberties which have been cropped by the current Marxist administration.

It seems appropriate, somehow, that Griffith’s passing comes at this particular point in America’s history.

R.I.P. sheriff.


197 posted on 07/03/2012 3:14:06 PM PDT by Jack Hammer
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To: al baby

Loved the show, but I’m wondering if he per-recorded his commercials for Obama


198 posted on 07/03/2012 3:31:14 PM PDT by personalaccts (Is George W going to protect the border?)
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To: Borges

Yes, like Laurence Olivier. My point is that actors read screen plays and play parts that often point out the ridiculousness of liberalism. They don’t get it.


199 posted on 07/03/2012 4:01:45 PM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: Semper911

“Gooooood cracker!”


200 posted on 07/03/2012 4:56:43 PM PDT by OrangeHoof (Our economy won't heal until one particular black man is unemployed.)
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