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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: al baby; MamaB
"yup looks like he died before he could vote for obama again"

When has death ever stopped them from voting?

201 posted on 07/03/2012 5:10:01 PM PDT by NoGrayZone (For evil to triumph it is only necessary for good men to do nothing.)
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To: tapatio
"The realities of grown up life did not erase those memories of a more innocent time"

It's called acting. That's how they get in your head.

202 posted on 07/03/2012 5:16:01 PM PDT by NoGrayZone (For evil to triumph it is only necessary for good men to do nothing.)
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To: Jedidah; Lazamataz
"Classless, Laz."

Classless? I think not. Classless is pretending to be something you are not.

A dead commie is a dead commie. Yay!!!

Now that was classless... and I don't give a hoot!

203 posted on 07/03/2012 5:26:40 PM PDT by NoGrayZone (For evil to triumph it is only necessary for good men to do nothing.)
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To: Mjaye; yorkie
"Or at least he kept his proclivities in check during the run of the show."

Ahhh, the enemy within. Nope, nothing wrong with that.

204 posted on 07/03/2012 5:35:13 PM PDT by NoGrayZone (For evil to triumph it is only necessary for good men to do nothing.)
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To: NoGrayZone

Referring to Andy Freakin Griffith as the ‘Enemy Within’ is a serious case of lack of proportion.


205 posted on 07/03/2012 5:41:45 PM PDT by Borges
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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.”

You could have at least perhaps read the thread or looked up the accusation before responding in such an intolerant manner.

Many if not most of Andy Griffith’s last appearances were ALL ABOUT selling HusseinCare to America.

FYI.


206 posted on 07/03/2012 5:49:39 PM PDT by treetopsandroofs (Had FDR been GOP, there would have been no World Wars, just "The Great War" and "Roosevelt's Wars".)
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To: treetopsandroofs

Andy timed it perfectly.

Sold Baraqqicare to the masses.

And checked out before the Death Panels were fully enabled.


207 posted on 07/03/2012 5:51:11 PM PDT by nascarnation
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To: x
Barney: Oh, we told a few people, but we decided it didn't make sense upsettin' folks, runnin' around, 
blabbin', makin' a big moulage out of it. 

Andy: Uh, Barney - he means a plaster cast of the prints. 

Barney: (embarrassed) Oh. That kind of moulage.

208 posted on 07/03/2012 6:14:53 PM PDT by re_nortex (DP...that's what I like about Texas.)
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To: Semper911

I am as saddened by some of these comments as I am by Andy’s death. Disturbed to see people almost gleeful over someone’s death because they were a liberal. I have loved many people in my life, some liberal, some conservative, I have never felt anything but sadness in the face of their death and pray that I never do.
I hope everyone on here will remember that with each death, liberal or conservative, there is a mourning family who is feeling a loss. A loss that every single one of us has felt, some many times over.
Me and Andy were at opposite ends of the political spectrum but from all accounts he professed the one thing that transcends even politics for me and that was faith in Jesus Christ. (Transcends, not excuses. Just an added note for those on here who pride themselves on definition clarification.;) I hope to see him in Heaven one day. RIP Andy


209 posted on 07/03/2012 6:30:48 PM PDT by ReaganBaby26
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To: Semper911; mickie; flaglady47; oswegodeee
Andy Griffith was buried a little more than four hours after he died. He passed away at 7:00 AM and was interred at approx 11:30 AM (ET).

His grave is on his beloved farm on Roanoke Island, N.C.

There was almost no time for extended family and friends to pay their last respects at the funeral. The quick burial was "planned for some time" and was explained as "the wishes of the family". No other information available at this time.

Leni

210 posted on 07/03/2012 6:35:23 PM PDT by MinuteGal
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To: Gaffer

Why do I have a feeling that Andy would be saddened if you died, regardless if your political feelings were different than his? He struck me as that kind of class act. RIP Andy.


211 posted on 07/03/2012 6:58:29 PM PDT by turn_to
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To: al baby
yup looks like he died before he could vote for obama again

Don't worry, his vote will live on.....

212 posted on 07/03/2012 8:28:11 PM PDT by dragonblustar (At least Judas had the good sense to look for a tall tree afterwards.)
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To: Borges

I hardly believe someone “acting” as an all American guy, but truly a commie is a serious lack of proportion.

HE WAS AN ACTOR! Face it or don’t. I really don’t give a flying pig.


213 posted on 07/03/2012 8:29:18 PM PDT by NoGrayZone (For evil to triumph it is only necessary for good men to do nothing.)
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To: NoGrayZone

Acting is a perfectly noble profession. You have no idea what his politics were back then. He did a lot to change the Metropolitan view of Southerners.


214 posted on 07/03/2012 8:52:54 PM PDT by Borges
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To: Semper911

Rest in Peace Sheriff.


215 posted on 07/03/2012 9:53:05 PM PDT by rdl6989 (January 20, 2013 The end of an error.)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

I’ve seen that 1000 times, but I still laugh til my sides hurt every time I see that.


216 posted on 07/03/2012 9:54:56 PM PDT by rdl6989 (January 20, 2013 The end of an error.)
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To: dragonblustar
One wonders on American lib/Democrap/Socialist online forms whenever a known patriot (i.e. w/conservative proclivities) actor passes away whether they are that publicly benevolent and whether for them the rancor stops at the edge of the funeral plot or not. Somehow, methinks generally not.
217 posted on 07/03/2012 10:29:23 PM PDT by AmericanInTokyo (Rebel Colonists, tax-harassed by a government out of control, fed up,set up their OWN "death panels")
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To: Borges

If you watch the earlier episodes (b&w) of AG all the characters had much more pronounced ‘southern accents’ but later on they lost most of their accents.

I found the show mildly amusing not guffaw funny just an easy way to kill a half hour.


218 posted on 07/04/2012 2:56:49 AM PDT by bjorn14 (Woe to those who call good evil and evil good. Isaiah 5:20)
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To: stephenjohnbanker
I knew he was a hardcore lib back in the early 80s. Friend of mine was also a NC lib ( until he started paying taxes and had children ) and told me for years that Democrats wanted Griffith to run for some public office but he didn't want to.
219 posted on 07/04/2012 3:28:12 AM PDT by Hillarys Gate Cult (Liberals make unrealistic demands on reality and reality doesn't oblige them.)
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To: Semper911

Feels like a door is now closed on something that was already gone forever.

What a great show. Liked Andy best when he wore a gun.


220 posted on 07/04/2012 5:01:15 AM PDT by reasonisfaith (Why do you seek the living among the dead? (Luke 24:5))
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To: yarddog
"Ernest T. Bass"

Howard Morris played Bass. My favorite character from the show. Although, supposedly he only appeared in 6 episodes.

221 posted on 07/04/2012 6:17:00 AM PDT by driftless2
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To: Codeflier
"anti-gun"

I don't know if there was a subliminal message, but I'd like to know how many sheriffs in the south went around unarmed. There are very small towns like Mayberry up north where I live, but rest assured, all the law enforcement people are armed. I realize it was a comedy show and there were times when Sheriff Taylor used a gun to guard a criminal. But the fact that he went unarmed while his deputy was armed and also that there were no black people in a southern town always amused me.

222 posted on 07/04/2012 6:25:06 AM PDT by driftless2
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To: yarddog
"Jack Benny"

Funny is funny. There are no age barriers. When I was a kid we used to watch and laugh at Jack Benny, The Three Stooges, and all the other well-known comedians many of whom were thirty-sixty years older than me. I find it strange that many young people today will not watch anyone not much older than themselves. I don't know if young people (usually males) today still watch the Stooges. I remember one time in the nineties talking to some young people at work and mentioning John Belushi. One them, who was about twenty years old, asked me who he was.

223 posted on 07/04/2012 6:34:39 AM PDT by driftless2
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To: 4yearlurker
"Everything tastes great when it sits on a Ritz!"

Mmmmm Good Cracker...Goood cracker
224 posted on 07/04/2012 7:02:29 AM PDT by Tainan (Cogito, ergo conservatus sum)
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To: driftless2

Jack Benny was one of the great ones.

His humor was often, tho not always a bit subtle. Something today’s kids just would not appreciate.


225 posted on 07/04/2012 7:55:27 AM PDT by yarddog
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To: Tainan

Great commercial. A cracker praising a cracker.


226 posted on 07/04/2012 8:58:16 AM PDT by Verginius Rufus
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To: GraceG

LOL!

Despite those jokes, though, that show has a much larger fan base than that. I’ve always enjoyed it myself. Today’s courtroom and whodunit dramas are just a little bit *too authentic* for my tastes to be enjoyable entertainment.


227 posted on 07/04/2012 11:44:21 AM PDT by Republican Wildcat
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To: Semper911

Wow. How sad. Now that only leaves Opie, Aunt Bea and Gomer.


228 posted on 07/04/2012 5:01:46 PM PDT by Krankor
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To: Lazamataz

Couldn’t agree more with you, I only hope the liberal pos rots in hell with the rest of satans spawn.


229 posted on 07/04/2012 5:23:18 PM PDT by saturn
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To: EggsAckley

You’re right.

He was a great fake. He was a great liar. He was great at pretending to be something he wasn’t in exchange for money.

Wait...what part of that is admirable, again?

There’s a reason why actors used to be held in contempt. It is because they lie/pretend/play dressup for a living...all favorite activities of 6 year old children everywhere.


230 posted on 07/05/2012 7:18:49 AM PDT by MNIL
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To: trailhkr1

A friend of mine used to be one of his neighbors and told me that he had a really nasty disposition. Between that and his shilling for Obamacare makes me think that A Face in the Crowd was somewhat autobiographical.


231 posted on 07/05/2012 7:21:36 AM PDT by william clark (Ecclesiastes 10:2)
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To: MNIL

Well, by your (narrow) standards I myself should be held in contempt since I made a career out of singing and playing really crappy songs in casinos for money. Were they good songs? Some were, some weren’t. But because I did my job well, know one ever knew what I thought. What I thought was not my job. My job was to perform your favorite song and leave you thinking I liked it, even if I didn’t.

I’ve often pondered the duplicity of the job, but that didn’t stop me: the pay was great and none of it really mattered after all, did it? You still wouldn’t know which song was my favorite and which one I loathed. That was my job.


232 posted on 07/05/2012 7:37:04 AM PDT by EggsAckley ( There's an Ethiopian in the fuel supply ! ! ..)
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To: Hildy

My daughter worked with him on a film in NC about twenty years ago. Said he looked older than his age, that there was a lot of acid beneath all that sugar. He was disappointed by the lack of acclaim, which was partly because his celebrity persona was too much like his characters. But as his portrayal of Lonesome Rhodes shows, the man could act with the best of them. He gave the public what it wanted and became famous and rich, but wanted more.


233 posted on 07/05/2012 9:10:38 AM PDT by RobbyS (Christus rex.)
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To: driftless2

Not many black people in the mountainous areas of the South. That’s why they were pro-union during the civil war.


234 posted on 07/05/2012 9:17:25 AM PDT by RobbyS (Christus rex.)
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To: saturn
I only hope the liberal pos rots in hell with the rest of satans spawn.

Lucifer's agents of evil: Joseph Stalin, Adolph Hitler, Osama bin Laden, Mao Tse-tung and, of course, Andy Samuel Griffith.

235 posted on 07/05/2012 9:19:25 AM PDT by re_nortex (DP...that's what I like about Texas.)
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To: RobbyS

I believe it. That’s what happens when you are on TV for so many years. You trade recognition and respect for security, so it’s hard to feel sorry for someone after they willingly make that decision.


236 posted on 07/05/2012 1:02:08 PM PDT by Hildy ("When the debate is lost, slander becomes the tool of the loser." - Socrates)
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To: Krankor

If you’re thinking Aunt Bee (Frances Bavier) is still alive, I’m sorry to tell you that she left this earthly realm in 1989.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frances_Bavier

You are correct that Ron Howard (Opie) and Jim Nabors (Gomer) are still alive. George Lindsey, who played Goober Pyle after Gomer went off to the USMC, was the other recently-deceased cast member of the show.


237 posted on 07/05/2012 1:50:47 PM PDT by T-Bird45 (It feels like the seventies, and it shouldn't.)
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To: T-Bird45

I coulda sworn she was the pilot of a plane I was on the other day.


238 posted on 07/05/2012 2:08:04 PM PDT by Krankor
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To: MNIL
Well, you've certainly got a lot of nerve, n00b. I'm not even going to waste time correcting you where you are so dismally wrong. Just, back off, psycho. You're not worth the effort. Back to DU with you.
240 posted on 07/06/2012 10:10:52 AM PDT by EggsAckley ( There's an Ethiopian in the fuel supply ! ! ..)
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241 posted on 07/08/2012 9:12:32 AM PDT by Borges
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To: South Hawthorne
Not sure if I ever shared this, but I had a relative that was the stunt-double for Aunt Bee. Whenever they had a scene with her stirring a pitcher of iced tea, or hopping over a fence, they called in my cousin Jack.

He still has the grayish-black wig from the makeup room that he wore. I told him to put it on eBay but he refuses; said he still likes to cut the yard wearing it.

242 posted on 07/11/2012 9:07:29 PM PDT by Sam's Army
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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.”

What a POS you are.

AG’s face was so far up Hussein’s o-hole, anyone awake had a hard time remembering what a nice laid-back sheriff he played on TV.

AND you’re stumping for leftist Hussein Head Condoleeza Rice?

In my book those two big strikes ae more than enough, and you’re done, POS.


243 posted on 07/13/2012 4:43:14 AM PDT by treetopsandroofs (Had FDR been GOP, there would have been no World Wars, just "The Great War" and "Roosevelt's Wars".)
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