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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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[url=http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2213806/posts]CommonTator’s Final Article[/url]


101 posted on 03/28/2009 4:26:16 PM PDT by AFPhys ((.Praying for President Bush, our troops, their families, and all my American neighbors..))
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To: Lisa_from Buckeye Country
My deepest condolescences to you and for all who loved Ray. I've read and enjoyed his commentaries for years. He will be greatly missed. My thoughts and prayers are with you and his family and friends.

nicksaunt

102 posted on 03/28/2009 4:26:23 PM PDT by nicksaunt
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To: Lisa_from Buckeye Country

I’m so sad to hear this. I enjoyed his posts very much.


103 posted on 03/28/2009 4:26:24 PM PDT by radiohead (Buy ammo, get your kids out of government schools, pray for the Republic.)
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To: Lisa_from Buckeye Country; Common Tator



Amazing Grace
[click]
...How sweet the sound
That saved a wretch
Like me.
I once was lost
But now am found
Was blind but
Now I see.

God rest the soul of Ray (Common Tator)

104 posted on 03/28/2009 4:26:49 PM PDT by LUV W (Zero is dumb as a rock)
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To: Lisa_from Buckeye Country

RIP

God bless.

Boots


105 posted on 03/28/2009 4:26:57 PM PDT by combat_boots (The answer to 1984 is 1776)
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To: indylindy

Yes, indeed -— a Special Tater.

He was one of the reasons FR has become such a unique place, and he will never be forgotten.


106 posted on 03/28/2009 4:26:57 PM PDT by Exit148 (a)
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To: Lisa_from Buckeye Country

I’m so sorry. Prayers for his family and loved ones. He will be greatly missed.

Godspeed Common Tator.

God bless.


107 posted on 03/28/2009 4:27:57 PM PDT by Jim Robinson
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To: Lisa_from Buckeye Country

Sad to hear. Prayers up.


108 posted on 03/28/2009 4:28:00 PM PDT by NativeNewYorker (Freepin' Jew Boy)
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To: Lisa_from Buckeye Country

So sorry.


109 posted on 03/28/2009 4:28:12 PM PDT by Conservativegreatgrandma (When the righteous rule, the people rejoice; when the wicked rule the people mourn. Proverbs 29;2)
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To: AFPhys
CommonTator's Final Article
110 posted on 03/28/2009 4:28:47 PM PDT by AFPhys ((.Praying for President Bush, our troops, their families, and all my American neighbors..))
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To: Lisa_from Buckeye Country

Definitely one for the memorial wall. My prayers are with his family and friends, both real and digital.


111 posted on 03/28/2009 4:28:55 PM PDT by Ingtar (Americans have truly let America down. A sad day.)
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To: Lisa_from Buckeye Country

A very sad loss. Prayers for his family.


112 posted on 03/28/2009 4:29:25 PM PDT by meowmeow (In Loving Memory of Our Dear Viking Kitty (1987-2006))
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To: Lisa_from Buckeye Country
FReeper and Patriot extraordinaire who will be dearly missed. May God grant perseverance and strength to Ray's friends and family during this difficult time.
May the road rise up to meet you.
May the wind always be at your back.
May the sun shine warm upon your face,
and rains fall soft upon your fields.
And until we meet again,
May God hold you in the palm of His hand.

113 posted on 03/28/2009 4:29:55 PM PDT by NautiNurse (Blagojevich: a mediocre megalomaniac)
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To: Lisa_from Buckeye Country

I didn’t communicate much with Ray on FR, but his screen name always made me smile.

Rest Peacefully FReeper.


114 posted on 03/28/2009 4:33:15 PM PDT by Tijeras_Slim
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To: Lisa_from Buckeye Country

RIP


115 posted on 03/28/2009 4:34:37 PM PDT by LdSentinal
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To: Lisa_from Buckeye Country

((((((((Lisa))))))))))

Prayers for you and for his family.

God Bless you, Ray Malone. Thank you for all of the wonderful time that I had the fortune of knowing you.


116 posted on 03/28/2009 4:35:39 PM PDT by Txsleuth
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To: Lisa_from Buckeye Country

IMHO there was nothing common about Ray except his screen name. He was a special poster with valuable insights. He will be greatly missed.

Condolences to his family and friends.


117 posted on 03/28/2009 4:36:01 PM PDT by You Dirty Rats (Defend America -- Oppose Obama!)
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To: Lisa_from Buckeye Country

So sorry to hear this, I had hope he’d kick this yet again, he was a wise man and his knowledge and common sense will be missed; prayers for you all at this sad time.


118 posted on 03/28/2009 4:41:24 PM PDT by Arizona Carolyn
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To: Lisa_from Buckeye Country

May Common Tator rest in peace forever. I know the many friends he had on Free Republic will never forget him.

Prayers go out for him, his family and love ones.


119 posted on 03/28/2009 4:42:26 PM PDT by AmericanSphinx71 (Pray for America)
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To: Lisa_from Buckeye Country

I pray that God will comfort the family.


120 posted on 03/28/2009 4:45:58 PM PDT by arjay (I would rather be right than consistent.)
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To: Lisa_from Buckeye Country

I am deeply sorry for your loss, and for ours. I hope you can in time take comfort from the words of those who were touched by his life.


121 posted on 03/28/2009 4:47:41 PM PDT by andy58-in-nh (You have enemies? Good. That means you've stood up for something, sometime in your life.)
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To: Lisa_from Buckeye Country
Prayers to his family and friends...


122 posted on 03/28/2009 4:49:38 PM PDT by Wolf-Lake
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To: Lisa_from Buckeye Country; common tater; Navy Patriot
My prayers go out to common tater and family.

What I found for a last post -

A Brilliant Trap Makes Dems the Male Chauvinists
Sunday, August 31, 2008 1:25:01 AM · 11 of 11
common tater to Navy Patriot; All

Some time ago I emailed Hannity and advised him to fire Colmes and replace him with Kirsten Powers. She too is eye candy. If he didn’t have that power he should do things to encourage Alan to quit. Like letting the air out of his tires or if the dweeb rides the subway, slap a “kick me” sign on his back. Powers is a Dem. but she’s articulate and rational, the opposite of Colmes. I’ve noticed that she has gotten more air time with Sean since then. I’d bet that the show’s ratings improve when she’s on. I seldom agree with what she says but I like the way she says it.

123 posted on 03/28/2009 4:51:23 PM PDT by Libloather (What did one polar bear say to another polar bear? "Dang, its cold out here...")
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To: Lisa_from Buckeye Country


A most wonderful promise to believers!

May God bestow an extra measure of grace to you now Lisa as you mourn Ray stepping into eternity to meet his Creator

Precious memories - keeping the good & letting the others drift away gently. God's peace to you & others who loved him & mourn his passing..

124 posted on 03/28/2009 4:51:38 PM PDT by DollyCali (Don't tell GOD how big your storm is -- Tell the storm how B-I-G your God is!)
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To: Lisa_from Buckeye Country

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

Freeper Memorial Wall


125 posted on 03/28/2009 4:52:29 PM PDT by Jet Jaguar (Atlas Shrugged Mode: ON)
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To: Lisa_from Buckeye Country

May our Heavenly Father surround all of you with His comfort and peace as the mixed emotions ebb and flow. No more suffering or tears for Ray, only joy in the presence of the Lord until we all meet up there!


126 posted on 03/28/2009 4:53:52 PM PDT by skr (May God confound the enemy)
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To: Lisa_from Buckeye Country

Dang sorry to about Ray

Always liked to read his insightful and thoughtful comments

He will be missed.

Deepest Regards

alfa6 ;>}


127 posted on 03/28/2009 4:55:24 PM PDT by alfa6
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To: Lisa_from Buckeye Country; DollyCali
From a previous post -


Tat in 2nd Row ; first person on LEFT with DC FReepers at Ronald Reagan's Funeral

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2213806/posts

128 posted on 03/28/2009 4:57:08 PM PDT by Libloather (What did one polar bear say to another polar bear? "Dang, its cold out here...")
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To: Lisa_from Buckeye Country

Truly sorry to hear the sad news. God bless you, Tator, I hope to see you in a better place. RIP.


129 posted on 03/28/2009 4:57:23 PM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: A. Morgan

I always enjoyed his comments. He was one of the originals on Free Republic, may he rest in peace.


130 posted on 03/28/2009 4:57:48 PM PDT by CPT Clay (Pick up your weapon and follow me.)
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To: Lisa_from Buckeye Country
I'm so sorry to hear that sad news...

I've been a Freeper for more than ten years, and through all of that time, out of all of the people whose opinions and analysis I have come to value and respect, Ray was always at the top of the list. A rare voice of sanity and insight who will be missed by many...

131 posted on 03/28/2009 4:58:16 PM PDT by Zeppo (Save the cheerleader, save the world...)
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To: Lisa_from Buckeye Country
Rest in Peace, Common Tator.

Prayers for your family and friends.

132 posted on 03/28/2009 4:58:41 PM PDT by browardchad
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To: Lisa_from Buckeye Country

May you and all of his family and friends be filled with God’s peace and comfort, and may His light perpetual shine upon CommonTator.


133 posted on 03/28/2009 5:00:41 PM PDT by jtill (We are God's work of art, each one a precious jewel, a beautiful picture, a potter's delight..)
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To: Lisa_from Buckeye Country

Aww jeez. Prayers up!


134 posted on 03/28/2009 5:00:41 PM PDT by visualops (portraits.artlife.us or visit my freeper page)
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To: Lisa_from Buckeye Country

Prayers lifted


135 posted on 03/28/2009 5:00:56 PM PDT by TASMANIANRED (TAZ:Untamed, Unpredictable, Uninhibited.)
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To: Lisa_from Buckeye Country
I am so sorry to learn of this. Tator was one of my all time favorite FReepers.

He gave me his telephone nbr some while back but I never seemed to have the time to take advantage of it.

I learned a lot from this fine Man, and the world is now a lessor place with Ray removed.

I am very sorry for your loss (and ours) Lisa.

136 posted on 03/28/2009 5:01:07 PM PDT by Radix (Two down, 46 to go.)
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To: Lisa_from Buckeye Country

May he rest in Peace with the Lord... Catch up with you later old FRiend...


137 posted on 03/28/2009 5:02:00 PM PDT by JDoutrider
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To: Lisa_from Buckeye Country

My condolences to you and his family.

I very much enjoyed CT’s posts - I’ll miss his wisdom and knowledge.

Prayers of comfort for all who love him.


138 posted on 03/28/2009 5:02:44 PM PDT by Heart of Georgia
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To: Lisa

My prayers are with you and the family. Heaven’s gain is Free Republic’s loss.


139 posted on 03/28/2009 5:04:18 PM PDT by betsyross60
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To: Lisa_from Buckeye Country
I'm very sorry to hear this. Prayers up.

Rest in Peace, Ray!

140 posted on 03/28/2009 5:04:19 PM PDT by meyer (Obama is to the USA as Mugabe is to Zimbabwe.)
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To: Lisa_from Buckeye Country

Prayers for the family.


141 posted on 03/28/2009 5:06:41 PM PDT by Tanniker Smith (The sun glinted off chiseled pectorals sculpted during four weight-lifting sessions each week and...)
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To: Lisa_from Buckeye Country

May he rest in peace in the arms of his Lord and Savior.

“And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away.” Revelation 21:4

I bet after Tator’s done talking with Jesus and his loved ones who now reside in Heaven, he’s going to head over and have a very long conversation with the Founding Fathers.


142 posted on 03/28/2009 5:10:01 PM PDT by bimboeruption (Clinging to my Bible and my HK.)
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To: nutmeg

I’m so sorry to hear this sad news.I remember his posts from a long time back...

Thank you for letting us know.
His family and friends will be in my prayers.


143 posted on 03/28/2009 5:10:14 PM PDT by Freedom2specul8 (Please pray for our troops.... http://www.americasupportsyou.mil/)
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To: Lisa_from Buckeye Country

Tator is already safe in the arms of the Lord and free of all pain and sorrow, so our prayers are now for you, Lisa, who loved him.


144 posted on 03/28/2009 5:10:54 PM PDT by ottbmare (Ein Reich, ein Volk, ein Obama!)
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To: Lisa_from Buckeye Country

May he rest in peace.

(I just posted on the other thread before seeing this.)


145 posted on 03/28/2009 5:11:31 PM PDT by Palladin (President Teleprompter hates babies.)
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To: Lisa_from Buckeye Country

Prayers and comfort to Tator and his family and friends. ^()^


146 posted on 03/28/2009 5:14:34 PM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Obama dozed.....people froze.)
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To: Lisa_from Buckeye Country

Man, who didn’t have an exchange with the Tator at one time or another over the years?

What a great guy, one of the anchors of FR. His passing is a knife to the soul.

RIP Ray.


147 posted on 03/28/2009 5:19:22 PM PDT by Free Vulcan (No prisoners. No mercy. 2010 awaits.....)
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To: Lisa_from Buckeye Country

I’m so sorry to hear that. God bless all of you as you go on with your lives without him.


148 posted on 03/28/2009 5:19:56 PM PDT by Marysecretary (.GOD IS STILL IN CONTROL)
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To: Lisa_from Buckeye Country

My heart is sad :0(

I will miss you Tator ... my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family


149 posted on 03/28/2009 5:26:48 PM PDT by Mo1
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To: Marysecretary

Party for the President, April 29, 2004. Five years ago tomorrow. That is the way I will remember Ray. It was a good day. Rest in Peace Brother.

150 posted on 03/28/2009 5:28:51 PM PDT by WVNan (Attack him where he is unprepared, appear where you are not expected.: Sun Tzu)
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