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* IN MEMORIAM DAVID SWENINGSEN * FReeper Bruinbirdman aka bbm dead at 66
Boulder City Review ^ | January 17, 2014 | Cincinna

Posted on 01/16/2014 10:41:42 PM PST by Cincinna

~* IN MEMORIAM DAVID SWENINGSEN *~

Long time FReeper "Bruinbirdman", aka bbm. David Keith Sweningsen, passed away on June 9, 2013, in Las Vegas. bbm was a veteran and a patriot, and a prolific poster on Free Republic. Please post your memories of Bruinbirdman on this thread. He was a long time donor to Free Republic, and I'm sure any donation, large or small in his name would be greatly appreciated.

May he rest in peace. My sincere condolences to his family and friends. Cincinna

from the obituary: Dave Sweningsen, 66, beloved son, brother and uncle, of Boulder City, passed away June 9, 2013, in Las Vegas. Dave was born Nov. 10, 1946, in Long Beach, Calif., to Charles and Jean Goddard Sweningsen. He graduated in 1964 from La Habra High School and was most proud to be a Bruin graduate of UCLA in 1969. Immediately following, Dave served honorably in the U.S. Army. Dave pitched throughout high school and also in the Senior Little League Baseball World Series in Williamsport, Pa., September 1962. He was a staunch L.A. Dodgers and L.A. Lakers fan. He enjoyed fishing and boating, especially with his father. Dave was a loving caregiver to his mother and father for the last 12 years in Boulder City. Dave had a passion for politics and enjoyed talking with others about their views. He enjoyed the company of his many nieces and nephews, also his great-nieces and great-nephews. He was preceded in death by his mother, Jean Sweningsen. He is survived by his father, Charles Sweningsen of Boulder City; a brother, Christian Sweningsen of New York; a sister, Jill (Joe) Hardy of Boulder City; and many nephews and nieces. Memorial services were held June 15, Boulder City. Online memorial guestbook at www.bouldercityfamilymortuary.com


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BRUINBIRDMAN REST IN PEACE


1 posted on 01/16/2014 10:41:43 PM PST by Cincinna
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To: Cincinna

RIP


2 posted on 01/16/2014 10:43:39 PM PST by cunning_fish
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To: Cincinna

Nuts, another one from the “Class of ‘98”

Rest in Peace, David! Prayers out.


3 posted on 01/16/2014 10:45:24 PM PST by Yossarian
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To: Cincinna

http://www.freerepublic.com/~bruinbirdman/index?U=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.freerepublic.com%2Ffocus%2Ff-news%2F3112648%2Fposts

Home page.


4 posted on 01/16/2014 10:47:15 PM PST by Jet Jaguar
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To: Jim Robinson; SunkenCiv; SJackson; onyx; ru4liberty; afraidfortherepublic; mojo114; seenenuf; ...

~* IN MEMORIAM DAVID SWENINGSEN *~

Long time FReeper “Bruinbirdman”, aka bbm. David Keith Sweningsen, passed away on June 9, 2013, in Las Vegas. bbm was a veteran and a patriot, and a prolific poster on Free Republic. Please post your memories of Bruinbirdman on this thread. He was a long time donor to Free Republic, and I’m sure any donation, large or small in his name would be greatly appreciated.

May he rest in peace. My sincere condolences to his family and friends. Cincinna


5 posted on 01/16/2014 10:55:31 PM PST by Cincinna ( *** Bruinbirdman R.I.P. ***)
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To: Cincinna

Oh darn. I remember enjoying many of his posts.


6 posted on 01/16/2014 10:55:40 PM PST by null and void (We need to shake this snowglobe up.)
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To: Cincinna

A heart-felt RIP. Too young. God bless him and prayers up for his family.


7 posted on 01/16/2014 10:58:53 PM PST by Billthedrill
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To: Cincinna

http://www.freerepublic.com/memorial/memorial.htm

To supply missing names or dates or for any additions or corrections,
please FReep-Mail Jim Robinson


8 posted on 01/16/2014 11:01:54 PM PST by Jet Jaguar
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To: Cincinna

Rest in peace


9 posted on 01/16/2014 11:03:06 PM PST by Jet Jaguar
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To: Cincinna

RIP.


10 posted on 01/16/2014 11:03:13 PM PST by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: Cincinna

I’m really sorry to hear this. Rest in peace, bruinbirdman.


11 posted on 01/16/2014 11:03:38 PM PST by definitelynotaliberal (Go, Cruz! Go!)
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To: Cincinna

That is way too young. God Bless, Bruinbirdman.


12 posted on 01/16/2014 11:04:17 PM PST by KGeorge (Till we're together again, Gypsy girl. May 28, 1998- June 3, 2013)
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To: Jet Jaguar

Posted until 9 days before his passing.


13 posted on 01/16/2014 11:04:51 PM PST by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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Nodding.


14 posted on 01/16/2014 11:08:29 PM PST by Jet Jaguar
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yitbos


15 posted on 01/16/2014 11:23:31 PM PST by AlmaKing
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To: Cincinna

Oh my, I’m so sorry. Rest in peace, buddy.


16 posted on 01/16/2014 11:25:58 PM PST by Yaelle
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To: Cincinna

A notable commenter, he often came at things from a different perspective and was a thoughtful man.


17 posted on 01/16/2014 11:26:43 PM PST by SaxxonWoods (....Let It Burn...)
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To: Cincinna

I’m stunned and I’ll definitely miss him! We had many challenging and interesting conversations on FR. May he be among the saints on resurrection day!!!


18 posted on 01/16/2014 11:38:38 PM PST by SierraWasp (Democrats these days are the "Glitches" in America's way of life and culture!!!)
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To: Cincinna

He never would tell me what “yitbos” stood for!!!


19 posted on 01/16/2014 11:40:00 PM PST by SierraWasp (Democrats these days are the "Glitches" in America's way of life and culture!!!)
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To: Cincinna

So very sorry and a little stunned to hear this, especially so soon after Lancey. I’ve been wondering where he was.
yitbos. Rest in eternal peace.
My sincerest condolences to his family and friends.


20 posted on 01/16/2014 11:47:11 PM PST by MestaMachine (My caps work. You gotta earn them.)
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To: All; Cincinna

I Guess my most vivid bbm memory has to do with his his famous bunker, and meticulous, endless preparations for Y2K. I refused to buy even a single bottle of water. Who could have imagined way back then that the future would bring us 9/11 and BHO?


21 posted on 01/16/2014 11:51:16 PM PST by Cincinna ( *** Bruinbirdman R.I.P. ***)
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To: Cincinna; SierraWasp

Aw, heck! I am so very sorry to hear this sad news. I thoroughly enjoyed him and his posts, even though I didn’t always see eye to eye with him. He was a kind and gentle man.

SW, he told me once what “yitbos” means, but that was a long time ago, and my memory is a tad foggy. If I recall what he said, I will certainly pass it along. I hope I remember.

RIP dear friend.


22 posted on 01/16/2014 11:53:46 PM PST by dixiechick2000 (Yitbos ~ BBM)
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To: SierraWasp

Me either! Does anybody know?
bbm was an odd duck, a great FReeper, a vet and a patriot. Definitely an out of the box thinker.


23 posted on 01/16/2014 11:54:12 PM PST by Cincinna ( *** Bruinbirdman R.I.P. ***)
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To: Cincinna

Godspeed


24 posted on 01/16/2014 11:54:48 PM PST by wardaddy (wifey instructed me today to grow chapter president beard back again....i wonder why?)
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To: MestaMachine

Lancey? Oh, no! I had not heard that!

Dang...


25 posted on 01/16/2014 11:55:55 PM PST by dixiechick2000 (Yitbos ~ BBM)
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To: fieldmarshaldj

Amen


26 posted on 01/16/2014 11:56:24 PM PST by wardaddy (wifey instructed me today to grow chapter president beard back again....i wonder why?)
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To: Cincinna

Very sad. I knew his screen name.


27 posted on 01/17/2014 12:00:43 AM PST by The KG9 Kid
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To: dixiechick2000; Cincinna
Someone just FReepmailed me and told me what they think it was but in honor of the bruinbirdman he swore me to secrecy and now I cannot disclose it to anyone under any circumstances.

I'm sorry if this piques your curiosity like it did mine, but now I have to keep his secret alive in memory of his personality and his good spirit. Isn't that ironic?!? (grin)

28 posted on 01/17/2014 12:21:32 AM PST by SierraWasp (Democrats these days are the "Glitches" in America's way of life and culture!!!)
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To: dixiechick2000

Lancey who, Lancy Howard?


29 posted on 01/17/2014 12:23:50 AM PST by SierraWasp (Democrats these days are the "Glitches" in America's way of life and culture!!!)
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To: dixiechick2000

Where have you been? I’ve pinged you several times but you haven’t been poppin back up!!!


30 posted on 01/17/2014 12:26:49 AM PST by SierraWasp (Democrats these days are the "Glitches" in America's way of life and culture!!!)
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To: Cincinna

Rest in peace. You are much missed. I enjoyed talking with you, and reading your posts.


31 posted on 01/17/2014 12:27:54 AM PST by OldNewYork
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To: Cincinna

RIP BruinBirdman. I enjoyed reading your comments. Godspeed.


32 posted on 01/17/2014 12:40:13 AM PST by dayglored (Listen, strange women lying in ponds distributing swords is...sounding pretty good about now.)
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To: SierraWasp; dixiechick2000

LanceyHoward 1/20/1954 to 11/2/2013
11/3/2013 | LeonardFMason

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/3087133/posts


33 posted on 01/17/2014 12:41:39 AM PST by MestaMachine (My caps work. You gotta earn them.)
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To: Cincinna; bruinbirdman

Thank you so much for this very sad ping.
I’ve missed his wonderful posts.
bruinbirdman posted some of the most interesting articles.

I’ll never forget him and over the years he became a close FRiend.

May God hold you him dear.

yitbos bruinbirdman DSP, fellow UCLA BRUIN!


34 posted on 01/17/2014 1:02:02 AM PST by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: Cincinna
An unfailing instinct for the significant undercurrent over the years. Now a constellation for navigation.
35 posted on 01/17/2014 1:11:20 AM PST by PhilDragoo (Hussein: Islamo-Commie from Fakistan)
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To: Cincinna

Rest In Peace FRiend...


36 posted on 01/17/2014 1:14:52 AM PST by JDoutrider
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* IN MEMORIAM DAVID SWENINGSEN * FReeper Bruinbirdman aka bbm dead at 66
Boulder City Review ^ | January 17, 2014 | Cincinna
Posted on January 17, 2014 at 1:41:42 AM EST by Cincinna

~* IN MEMORIAM DAVID SWENINGSEN *~

Long time FReeper “Bruinbirdman”, aka bbm. David Keith Sweningsen, passed away on June 9, 2013, in Las Vegas. bbm was a veteran and a patriot, and a prolific poster on Free Republic. Please post your memories of Bruinbirdman on this thread. He was a long time donor to Free Republic, and I’m sure any donation, large or small in his name would be greatly appreciated.

May he rest in peace. My sincere condolences to his family and friends. Cincinna

from the obituary: Dave Sweningsen, 66, beloved son, brother and uncle, of Boulder City, passed away June 9, 2013, in Las Vegas. Dave was born Nov. 10, 1946, in Long Beach, Calif., to Charles and Jean Goddard Sweningsen. He graduated in 1964 from La Habra High School and was most proud to be a Bruin graduate of UCLA in 1969. Immediately following, Dave served honorably in the U.S. Army. Dave pitched throughout high school and also in the Senior Little League Baseball World Series in Williamsport, Pa., September 1962. He was a staunch L.A. Dodgers and L.A. Lakers fan. He enjoyed fishing and boating, especially with his father. Dave was a loving caregiver to his mother and father for the last 12 years in Boulder City. Dave had a passion for politics and enjoyed talking with others about their views. He enjoyed the company of his many nieces and nephews, also his great-nieces and great-nephews. He was preceded in death by his mother, Jean Sweningsen. He is survived by his father, Charles Sweningsen of Boulder City; a brother, Christian Sweningsen of New York; a sister, Jill (Joe) Hardy of Boulder City; and many nephews and nieces. Memorial services were held June 15, Boulder City. Online memorial guestbook at www.bouldercityfamilymortuary.com


37 posted on 01/17/2014 2:36:07 AM PST by Cincinna ( *** Bruinbirdman R.I.P. ***)
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To: Cincinna

Prayers up.

Condolences for family and friends.

RIP, bruinbirdman


38 posted on 01/17/2014 2:37:33 AM PST by P.O.E. (Pray for America)
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To: Cincinna

Sad to hear... so he was the FReeper who signed his comments with “yitbos”... RIP BBM.


39 posted on 01/17/2014 2:37:44 AM PST by ScottinVA (Obama is so far in over his head, even his ears are beneath the water level.)
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To: Cincinna

RIP Dave, my condolences to Daves family and friends


40 posted on 01/17/2014 2:57:32 AM PST by aimee5291
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To: Cincinna

Rest in peace, Bruinbirdman! We will miss you! Prayers for his family and friends.


41 posted on 01/17/2014 3:20:38 AM PST by momtothree
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Rest in peace, FRiend. I have only positive memories!


42 posted on 01/17/2014 3:21:54 AM PST by Tax-chick (Tell the mad chameleon he's not welcome anymore.)
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To: Cincinna

Prayers up for Dave and his loved ones.


43 posted on 01/17/2014 4:07:11 AM PST by Eagles6 (Valley Forge Redux)
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To: Cincinna

GOD’s speed.


44 posted on 01/17/2014 4:31:40 AM PST by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS! BETTER DEAD THAN RED!)
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To: Cincinna

Prayers up... RIP


45 posted on 01/17/2014 4:53:41 AM PST by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY - 86-44)
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To: Cincinna

I first found FR while in college, and I really was green behind the ears. Guys like bbm, especially bbm, gave away so much knowledge so freely on FR over the years, I want any of bbm’s people who read this to know he really influenced many regulars from the earlier days of this forum, and he’ll be missed.

Godspeed.


46 posted on 01/17/2014 6:08:10 AM PST by JerseyHighlander
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To: Cincinna

RIP Friend.


47 posted on 01/17/2014 6:46:08 AM PST by blam
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To: Cincinna

May God Bless David and comfort his family.


48 posted on 01/17/2014 6:52:23 AM PST by Gritty (Liberals think living your life free of welfare, EBT, and government nannies is "cheating"-J Hawkins)
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To: Cincinna

R.I.P.


49 posted on 01/17/2014 9:12:09 AM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: bruinbirdman; nickcarraway; NYer; ELS; Pyro7480; livius; ArrogantBustard; Catholicguy; RobbyS; ...


Catholic Prayer Ping!

Please address your prayers to Bruinbirdman;

If you aren't on this Ping List now and would like to be, please FReepmail me.

50 posted on 01/17/2014 9:36:03 AM PST by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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