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Freeper Budge passed away
1/2/2011 | sweetliberty

Posted on 02/01/2011 2:50:30 PM PST by sweetliberty

I received a message from a good friend of Budge's telling me that he had passed away either last night or this morning. I don't know any particulars yet. I got an email from him just yesterday. I know Budge had lots of friends on FR and was active for many years and attended numerous events. I thought y'all would want to know.


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KEYWORDS: arkansas; budge; prayer
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1 posted on 02/01/2011 2:50:31 PM PST by sweetliberty
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To: sweetliberty

May he rest in peace.


2 posted on 02/01/2011 2:52:40 PM PST by johniegrad
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To: sweetliberty

RIP Budge


3 posted on 02/01/2011 2:55:44 PM PST by Retired Greyhound
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To: sweetliberty

May he rest in peace.


4 posted on 02/01/2011 2:56:55 PM PST by johniegrad
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To: sweetliberty

May his soul rest in peace. Prayers up for the family.


5 posted on 02/01/2011 2:58:44 PM PST by Daffynition ( Live EACH DAY as if it were your last, but EXPECT that there still may be a tomorrow.)
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To: sweetliberty

RIP and prayers for his family.


6 posted on 02/01/2011 3:00:17 PM PST by DarthVader (That which supports Barack Hussein Obama must be sterilized and there are NO exceptions!)
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To: sweetliberty

RIP Budge. Thanks for your contributions to Free Republic. You were one of the best.


7 posted on 02/01/2011 3:01:18 PM PST by napscoordinator
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To: sweetliberty

Sorry to hear that SL, you knew him fairly well as I recall.


8 posted on 02/01/2011 3:02:37 PM PST by Lakeshark (Thank a member of the US armed forces for their sacrifice)
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To: sweetliberty
I knew Budge through the massive shuttle disaster postings here at FR. He was in the forefront of cracking the cause (as best a keyboard commando can) of the shuttle’s break up. He had an RV that he mused using for a search vehicle to collect shuttle parts that remained missing along the flight path out west. RIP freeper friend.
9 posted on 02/01/2011 3:02:49 PM PST by freepersup (HELP find the "sharp dressed man" call 1 800 FBI MUMM)
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To: sweetliberty

Oh goodness! I’m so sad to hear this. Budge and I go way back to the late nineties when we first met to “Freep The Creep” (Bill Clinton)


10 posted on 02/01/2011 3:05:38 PM PST by basil (It's time to rid the country of "Gun Free Zones" aka "Killing Fields")
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To: Lakeshark

Yes; we were next door neighbors for a year and a half.


11 posted on 02/01/2011 3:09:54 PM PST by sweetliberty (If Obama is the answer, it must have been a really stupid question!)
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To: basil

Let’s do one more “Cops Cheer” for Budge—He loved standing in front of the White House with us, yelling this:

BILL CLINTON (pause)
WE HAVE YOU SURROUNDED!(pause)
PUT DOWN THAT CIGAR! (pause)
STEP AWAY FROM THAT INTERN! (pause)
AND COME OUT! (pause)
WITH YOUR HANDS UP!


12 posted on 02/01/2011 3:10:49 PM PST by basil (bill clinton (pause))
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To: sweetliberty

Was he about your age?


13 posted on 02/01/2011 3:12:34 PM PST by Lakeshark (Thank a member of the US armed forces for their sacrifice)
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To: sweetliberty; PJ-Comix; franksolich; Cletus.D.Yokel; bcsco; mikrofon; martin_fierro

Budge was one of our regulars on the DUmmie FUnnies threads, a “Pingee” and a frequent commenter. He will be missed.

http://www.freerepublic.com/tag/by:budge/index?brevity=full;tab=comments


14 posted on 02/01/2011 3:16:24 PM PST by Charles Henrickson (RIP Budge)
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To: sweetliberty

Thank you for posting on Budge’s passing. I appreciate the fact that there are photos of Budge (that you’ve posted) within your profile.


15 posted on 02/01/2011 3:21:52 PM PST by freepersup (HELP find the "sharp dressed man" call 1 800 FBI MUMM)
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To: basil
...AND COME OUT! (pause) WITH YOUR HANDS UP!

I thought it was:

AND COME OUT! (pause)
WITH YOUR PANTS UP!

Prayers up for Budge's family and friends.

Regards,

TS

16 posted on 02/01/2011 3:26:48 PM PST by The Shrew (www.wintersoldier.com; www.tstrs.com; The Truth Shall Set You Free!)
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To: basil
In Memory:

Barry Obama (pause)

WE HAVE YOU SURROUNDED!(pause)

PUT DOWN THAT QURAN! (pause)

STEP AWAY FROM YOUR COMMUNISM! (pause)

AND COME OUT! (pause)

WITH YOUR EARS DOWN!

AND BRING BILL AYERS and GEORGE SOROS WITH YOU!

17 posted on 02/01/2011 3:26:53 PM PST by politicianslie (A taxpayer voting for Obama is like a chicken voting for Colonel Sanders)
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To: sweetliberty; Budge

He and his humor will be sorely missed.


18 posted on 02/01/2011 3:29:02 PM PST by Darksheare (I shook hands with Sheryl Crow and all I got was Typhus and a single sheet of toilet paper.)
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To: sweetliberty

Budge exemplified the meaning of courage. His physical situation would have daunted many but he worked around that and set higher standards for the rest of us. We had tremendous respect and appreciation for the way he was able to inspire and motivate others to join with him in serving this country. Rest in peace Budge.


19 posted on 02/01/2011 3:31:41 PM PST by mountainfolk (God Bless the United States of America)
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To: sweetliberty

RIP.


20 posted on 02/01/2011 3:32:46 PM PST by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Amber Lamps !"~~)
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To: sweetliberty

RIP


21 posted on 02/01/2011 3:33:14 PM PST by surfer (To err is human, to really foul things up takes a Democrat, don't expect the GOP to have the answer!)
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To: surfer

RIP, Budge. Thank you. God bless you.


22 posted on 02/01/2011 3:34:46 PM PST by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto.)
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To: sweetliberty

I didn’t have the pleasure of knowing Budge, but I sure hate to lose a fine FReeper.

If I had my way, my neighborhood would be nothing but FReepers.

Prayers for his family.


23 posted on 02/01/2011 3:39:26 PM PST by derllak
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To: derllak; sweetliberty

Budge was a heck of a guy.


24 posted on 02/01/2011 3:41:00 PM PST by Darksheare (I shook hands with Sheryl Crow and all I got was Typhus and a single sheet of toilet paper.)
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To: sweetliberty

His last post was yesterday the 31st.
http://www.freerepublic.com/tag/by:budge/index?tab=comments;brevity=full;options=no-change

Any idea what happened?


25 posted on 02/01/2011 3:43:55 PM PST by Darksheare (I shook hands with Sheryl Crow and all I got was Typhus and a single sheet of toilet paper.)
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To: Darksheare

I think if you and Sweets were fond of him, he must have been a great guy.

A friend I never got to meet. :(


26 posted on 02/01/2011 3:50:39 PM PST by derllak
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To: derllak; sweetliberty

As I said, he was a heck of a guy.
And he typed better than I do.
I’ll let someone else explain why that’s important.


27 posted on 02/01/2011 3:57:18 PM PST by Darksheare (I shook hands with Sheryl Crow and all I got was Typhus and a single sheet of toilet paper.)
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To: The Shrew

Oh jeeze—can’t believe I did that! Of course it is COME OUT WITH YOUR PANTS UP!

Actually, that was the punch line and I blew it!

Screw the “golden years”————


28 posted on 02/01/2011 4:14:53 PM PST by basil (bill clinton (pause))
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To: sweetliberty

Oh no.

Budge was a good man.

Condolences for his friends and loved ones.


29 posted on 02/01/2011 4:21:24 PM PST by Peter W. Kessler (Dirt is for racing... asphalt is for getting there.)
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To: Darksheare
Budge pulling his weight at a freep of Hillary Clinton.


30 posted on 02/01/2011 4:24:50 PM PST by freepersup (HELP find the "sharp dressed man" call 1 800 FBI MUMM)
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To: freepersup; derllak

Yes, as I said -he was a heck of a guy.
And he typed better than I do.
[I’m the king of typos.]


31 posted on 02/01/2011 4:34:45 PM PST by Darksheare (I shook hands with Sheryl Crow and all I got was Typhus and a single sheet of toilet paper.)
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To: sweetliberty

God rest his soul.


32 posted on 02/01/2011 4:39:51 PM PST by onona (I've played)
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To: basil
No harm. No foul! I hope the "Golden Years" are grand.

Regards,

TS

33 posted on 02/01/2011 4:46:54 PM PST by The Shrew (www.wintersoldier.com; www.tstrs.com; The Truth Shall Set You Free!)
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To: sweetliberty

Prayers for his family and friends.


34 posted on 02/01/2011 4:47:43 PM PST by MWestMom (Tread carefully, truth lies here.)
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To: freepersup

Awww, thanks for the pic, freepersup.

Like they say, a picture is worth a thousand words.


35 posted on 02/01/2011 4:48:57 PM PST by derllak
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To: sweetliberty

May He Rest in Peace.


36 posted on 02/01/2011 4:51:35 PM PST by Fu-fu2
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To: mountainfolk; sweetliberty

Prayers for budge and his family. He sounds like a good and decent man, may he rest forever in the loving peace of the Lord.

If it’s untoward to ask I humbly apologize, but for those of us who did not have the honor of knowing budge, was he a combat vet, or were there medical issues surrounding the loss of his limbs?


37 posted on 02/01/2011 4:55:10 PM PST by Claud
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To: sweetliberty

Sorry to hear this. I enjoyed his posts.

RIP Budge!


38 posted on 02/01/2011 4:56:41 PM PST by sauropod (The truth shall make you free but first it will make you miserable.)
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To: sweetliberty

RIP Budge........

FReeping was great wasn’t it?


39 posted on 02/01/2011 5:03:20 PM PST by bert (K.E. N.P. N.C. D.E. +12 .....( History is a process, not an event ))
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To: basil

Yes — a name from the past. An honored name and a fellow Freeper. RIP Budge. I was honored to Freep with you.


40 posted on 02/01/2011 5:11:31 PM PST by Exit148 (Founder and active member of The Loose Change Club. An easy way to save for Freepathons!)
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To: Lakeshark
"Was he about your age?"

No; he was quite a bit older than me.

41 posted on 02/01/2011 5:17:47 PM PST by sweetliberty (If Obama is the answer, it must have been a really stupid question!)
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To: mountainfolk

He always amazed me with his humor and positive attitude, despite his devastating disability. I can’t imagine that I would accept such a hand nearly as graciously. Now he can be restored.


42 posted on 02/01/2011 5:20:22 PM PST by sweetliberty (If Obama is the answer, it must have been a really stupid question!)
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To: sweetliberty; Budge

Dammit! I liked him. I’m getting tired of Freepers dying. Alla y’all cut it out.


43 posted on 02/01/2011 5:21:50 PM PST by Lazamataz (If Illegal Aliens are Undocumented Workers, then Thieves are Undocumented Shoppers.)
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To: Darksheare
"Any idea what happened?"

I got an email from him yesterday, and his friend that contacted me said he talked to him yesterday and he seemed fine, so it was apparently very sudden. I'm waiting to hear more and will post as soon as I know something.

44 posted on 02/01/2011 5:23:02 PM PST by sweetliberty (If Obama is the answer, it must have been a really stupid question!)
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To: basil

You are taking good care of yourself, yes?????


45 posted on 02/01/2011 5:23:19 PM PST by Lazamataz (If Illegal Aliens are Undocumented Workers, then Thieves are Undocumented Shoppers.)
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To: sweetliberty

RIP brave FReeper.


46 posted on 02/01/2011 5:24:50 PM PST by Tijeras_Slim (Jubtabulously We Thrive!)
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To: sweetliberty

Understood.
Still, he was a fixture here.


47 posted on 02/01/2011 5:24:53 PM PST by Darksheare (I shook hands with Sheryl Crow and all I got was Typhus and a single sheet of toilet paper.)
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To: sweetliberty

He was a great man and a good friend. I will miss him greatly.


48 posted on 02/01/2011 5:27:04 PM PST by bmwcyle (It is Satan's fault)
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To: Claud
"was he a combat vet, or were there medical issues surrounding the loss of his limbs?"

I found the courage to ask him that oce. As it turns out, it was youthful foolishness that brought about his injuries. I won't go into detail, but the short version is that he was hit by a train. It's nothing short of a miracle that he survived. I think he told me he was 20 when it happened.

49 posted on 02/01/2011 5:27:19 PM PST by sweetliberty (If Obama is the answer, it must have been a really stupid question!)
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To: freepersup
This is one of my favorites:

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50 posted on 02/01/2011 5:30:51 PM PST by sweetliberty (If Obama is the answer, it must have been a really stupid question!)
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