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COMMON TATOR (RAY) PASSED AWAY THIS MORNING

Posted on 03/28/2009 3:36:03 PM PDT by Lisa_from Buckeye Country

He passed peacefully around 11 am with his step son and step daughter by his side. I got the call from his step-son, but have just been able to calm myself to let all of you know. Please share your thoughts, prayers, or a favorite story of Ray.


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I hope I am posting this in the right place, if not, admin moderator, please feel free to move it. Thanks to all of you for you thoughts and prayers. Ray's step-son said that they are going tomorrow for the arrangements, and viewing will probably be Tues. eve and the funeral Wed. Love to all, Lisa
1 posted on 03/28/2009 3:36:03 PM PDT by Lisa_from Buckeye Country
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To: Lisa_from Buckeye Country

Prayers for Tator and his loved ones


2 posted on 03/28/2009 3:37:47 PM PDT by A. Morgan (Every night I pray that Rezko and Blago roll over on Obama!)
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To: Lisa_from Buckeye Country

Hang in there. May you and his family and friends get through this time okay.


3 posted on 03/28/2009 3:37:50 PM PDT by ConservativeMind (Cancel liberal newspaper, magazine & cable TV subscriptions (Free TV-dtv.gov). Stop funding the MSM.)
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To: Lisa_from Buckeye Country

Our loss...heaven’s gain. R.I.P. CT....we will miss you very much.


4 posted on 03/28/2009 3:38:22 PM PDT by anniegetyourgun
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To: Lisa_from Buckeye Country

I’m so sorry, Lisa. Prayers for everyone.


5 posted on 03/28/2009 3:38:26 PM PDT by buccaneer81 (Bob Taft has soiled the family name for the next century.)
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To: Lisa_from Buckeye Country

He was a good man - and you a loyal friend, Lisa. May God watch over CommonTator and all who loved him.


6 posted on 03/28/2009 3:38:35 PM PDT by GOPJ (Global Warming Hoax - Sucker Science In Action)
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To: Lisa_from Buckeye Country

dang! Prayers up and for his family.


7 posted on 03/28/2009 3:38:36 PM PDT by dennisw (0bomo the subprime president)
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To: Lisa_from Buckeye Country

My deepest sympathies. May he rest in peace.


8 posted on 03/28/2009 3:38:38 PM PDT by tiredoflaundry (Americans only hear the word "free", but never hear "just pay the shipping and handling")
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To: Lisa_from Buckeye Country

Prayers incoming!


9 posted on 03/28/2009 3:39:03 PM PDT by Drango (A liberal's compassion is limited only by the size of someone else's wallet.)
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To: Lisa_from Buckeye Country
My condolences to Ray, his family, and his loved ones.

-PJ

10 posted on 03/28/2009 3:39:30 PM PDT by Political Junkie Too (You can never overestimate the Democrats' ability to overplay their hand.)
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To: Lisa_from Buckeye Country

Prayers.


11 posted on 03/28/2009 3:39:33 PM PDT by Mojave (Don't blame me. I voted for McClintock.)
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To: Lisa_from Buckeye Country

Damm. I always enjoyed his posts, and thought he had one of the best screen names.


12 posted on 03/28/2009 3:39:33 PM PDT by null and void (We are now in day 68 of our national holiday from reality.)
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To: Lisa_from Buckeye Country

Ah geez!
My sincere condolences to the family and friends one of my favorite Freepers.

He will be missed.

I am truly saddened.


13 posted on 03/28/2009 3:40:04 PM PDT by FMBass ("Now that I'm sober I watch a lot of news"- Garofalo from Coulter's "Treason")
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To: Lisa_from Buckeye Country
Where can we again get men like this?

Safe in the arms of Jesus. RIP Ray Malone, a giant FReeper.

14 posted on 03/28/2009 3:40:40 PM PDT by Jim Noble (They are willing to kill for socialism...but not to die for it.)
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To: Lisa_from Buckeye Country
I am so sorry. Common Tator will be greatly missed here.

Prayers for comfort, strength and healing for you all.

15 posted on 03/28/2009 3:41:19 PM PDT by Allegra ( Never argue with an idiot. They bring you down to their level and beat you with experience.)
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To: Lisa_from Buckeye Country; Common Tator
Ray, go with God, you have certainly earned it and I am so thankful that you are now pain free and basking in the light of the Lord.

Thank you for all your wisdom and kindness. We will miss you.

16 posted on 03/28/2009 3:41:22 PM PDT by McGavin999 (How's that change old Hopey Dope promised you working out?)
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To: Lisa_from Buckeye Country

Oh my....so sorry to hear this....my prayers are offered for all his family.


17 posted on 03/28/2009 3:41:30 PM PDT by mystery-ak (my heroes Mike and Jonathan..gopachy.com)
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To: Lisa_from Buckeye Country

God bless him and his family..


18 posted on 03/28/2009 3:42:56 PM PDT by angelcindy ("If you follow the crowd,you get no further than the crowd")
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To: Lisa_from Buckeye Country

Prayers to his family and to you Lisa.


19 posted on 03/28/2009 3:42:57 PM PDT by eyedigress
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To: Lisa_from Buckeye Country

Prayers for the repose of his soul and the consolation of his family and friends.


20 posted on 03/28/2009 3:43:01 PM PDT by Judith Anne
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To: Lisa_from Buckeye Country

Prayers up!


21 posted on 03/28/2009 3:43:27 PM PDT by A.Hun (Common sense is no longer common.)
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To: Jim Noble; Jim Robinson; AFPhys; Miss Marple; Congressman Billybob; DollyCali; tet68

Trying to get this very sad news to some of the ones who knew Ray best on here. Please ping if you can think of anyone else, I’m not thinking to clearly right now.


22 posted on 03/28/2009 3:44:34 PM PDT by Lisa_from Buckeye Country (I don't think I like this kind of CHANGE. I was actually getting used to feeling safe.)
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To: Lisa_from Buckeye Country

Prayers for a longtime FR mainstay and legend...


23 posted on 03/28/2009 3:44:57 PM PDT by TomServo
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To: Lisa_from Buckeye Country

Prayers for you and his family. The Lord has taken him home and eased his suffering and will forever be taken care of.

His comments here on FR will be deeply missed. Ray was one of the first posters I read and was so impressed (jealous) of his writing abilities and analytical skills.


24 posted on 03/28/2009 3:45:46 PM PDT by boxerblues (Party like its 1773)
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To: Lisa_from Buckeye Country

Excellent, excellent poster. He will be missed.


25 posted on 03/28/2009 3:45:55 PM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist ("President Obama, your agenda is not new, it's not change, and it's not hope" - Rush Limbaugh 02/28)
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To: Lisa_from Buckeye Country

Rest in Peace good man.

I will pray for his soul.


26 posted on 03/28/2009 3:46:08 PM PDT by Petronski (For the next few years, Gethsemane will not be marginal. We will know that garden. -- Cdl. Stafford)
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To: Lisa_from Buckeye Country

Peaceful rest Common Tator!


27 posted on 03/28/2009 3:46:19 PM PDT by conservaDave (You can't ignore the democRAT...He's a menace to health, home and industry...kill him!)
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To: Lisa_from Buckeye Country; Common Tator

Rest in Peace Common Tator. Our condolences to the family and his many FRiends.


28 posted on 03/28/2009 3:46:27 PM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life)
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To: Lisa_from Buckeye Country

.. and now at last, he has Peace and FReedom from pain and is able to soar again, Common Tator is in a better place.

Deepest condolences to family and FRiends, both near and far.

RIP Ray

Thanks and God bless ya, Lisa.


29 posted on 03/28/2009 3:46:28 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed.)
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To: Lisa_from Buckeye Country

Rest In Peace, Ray, and our prayers go out to your loved ones. Say hello to Tonk and all the others in that great big Chapter in the Sky.


30 posted on 03/28/2009 3:46:37 PM PDT by NonValueAdded (May God save America from its government; this is no time for Obamateurs. Emmanuel = Haldeman?)
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To: Lisa_from Buckeye Country

There isn’t a Common Tator Conservative, He was being humble. He was a Special Tator and my thoughts and prayers go out to his family and friends.

Bless another conservative warrior.


31 posted on 03/28/2009 3:47:29 PM PDT by dforest
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To: Las Vegas Dave

sad ping


32 posted on 03/28/2009 3:47:35 PM PDT by boxerblues (Party like its 1773)
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To: Lisa_from Buckeye Country

These are indeed very hard times. It seems that all of our losses are becoming overwhelming. My prayers of out to his family and my memories will be filled with all the many great exchanges we had on this and other forums.


33 posted on 03/28/2009 3:48:52 PM PDT by PSYCHO-FREEP (WHAT? Where did my tag line go? (ACORN))
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To: Lisa_from Buckeye Country
Oh my that's sad.

I feel like I knew him from this site.

One of the originals.

34 posted on 03/28/2009 3:49:12 PM PDT by freedomson (Tagline comment removed by moderator)
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To: Lisa_from Buckeye Country

My condolences to you and his family and other friends.

Rest in peace


35 posted on 03/28/2009 3:49:26 PM PDT by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: Lisa_from Buckeye Country

Praying for you through this time of grieving.
Polly


36 posted on 03/28/2009 3:49:34 PM PDT by pollywog (I will lift mine eyes to the hills from whence cometh my help. My help comes from the Lord...Ps 121)
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To: boxerblues

Always hurts to lose one of the good ones.


37 posted on 03/28/2009 3:49:43 PM PDT by umgud (I'm really happy I wasn't aborted)
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To: Lisa_from Buckeye Country

Ray was a good guy. Our kindest thoughts to him- and to you, Ma’am.


38 posted on 03/28/2009 3:50:34 PM PDT by backhoe (All across America, the Lights are going out...)
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To: Lisa_from Buckeye Country

...sigh... He will be missed. Rest in Peace, old scout.


39 posted on 03/28/2009 3:50:46 PM PDT by redhead (Don't look at ME! I voted for SARAH!)
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To: Lisa_from Buckeye Country

I’m sorry to lose Ray. He was one of the best interpreters of American politics on this site. I’ll miss him.


40 posted on 03/28/2009 3:51:38 PM PDT by Publius (The Quadri-Metallic Standard: Gold and silver for commerce, lead and brass for protection.)
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To: Lisa_from Buckeye Country

God bless,strengthen, and comfort you and his family.


41 posted on 03/28/2009 3:52:07 PM PDT by LucyJo
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To: Lisa_from Buckeye Country

Please pass my condolences to the Family. Prayers up.


42 posted on 03/28/2009 3:52:26 PM PDT by papasmurf (Trow da' bum out!)
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To: Lisa_from Buckeye Country; Texas Termite; manna; Okies love Dubya 2; Fawnn; Harmless Teddy Bear; ...

Rest in His arms now, Ray....you are Home.

Prayers, Lisa, for you and Ray’s family...


43 posted on 03/28/2009 3:53:03 PM PDT by Bradís Gramma ( PRAY! Pray for the U.S. Pray for Israel.)
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To: Lisa_from Buckeye Country

Prayers for CTs family. He will be greatly missed her on FR.


44 posted on 03/28/2009 3:53:10 PM PDT by rintense (Go Israel!)
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To: Lisa_from Buckeye Country

I didn’t know him but I enjoyed his posts and was sorry when they became less frequent and finally disappeared. But he’s left behind some good Freeper memories. Prayers for him.


45 posted on 03/28/2009 3:53:25 PM PDT by livius
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To: Lisa_from Buckeye Country; Common Tator

We lost a bright mind. :(

Rest in peace, FRiend.


46 posted on 03/28/2009 3:53:45 PM PDT by Norman Bates
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To: Lisa_from Buckeye Country
Ah, you fine lady. Common Tator ran his race and has gone on. These words which Ben Franklin wrote for himself as a young man, now apply to Ray.

The Epitaph of Young Benjamin Franklin

The body of
B. Franklin, Printer
(Like the Cover of an Old Book
Its Contents torn Out
And Stript of its Lettering and Gilding)
Lies Here, Food for Worms.
But the Work shall not be Lost;
For it will (as he Believ’d) Appear once More
In a New and More Elegant Edition
Revised and Corrected
By the Author.

Please find in the prayers and wishes of all of this community the strength to go on, and rise up, and shine.

John / Billybob

47 posted on 03/28/2009 3:54:19 PM PDT by Congressman Billybob (Latest book: www.AmericasOwnersManual.com)
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To: Lisa_from Buckeye Country

So sorry to hear this. God bless him.


48 posted on 03/28/2009 3:54:21 PM PDT by fellowpatriot
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To: Lisa_from Buckeye Country
Lisa, you've been a stalwart friend, a treasure! May God bless you and the family in this difficult time.

I, too, shall miss Common Tator's wisdom; we joined FR within months of each other and used to enjoy thoroughly the back and forth of our discourse in those days.

With sincerest sympathy for all,
Penny

49 posted on 03/28/2009 3:55:43 PM PDT by Penny
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To: Lisa_from Buckeye Country

R.I.P.


50 posted on 03/28/2009 3:55:53 PM PDT by ~Peter
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