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In Memoriam: Andrew Breitbart (1969-2012)
Breibart.com ^ | 3/1/12 | Larry Solov

Posted on 03/01/2012 6:00:33 AM PST by ImJustAnotherOkie

Andrew passed away unexpectedly from natural causes shortly after midnight this morning in Los Angeles.

We have lost a husband, a father, a son, a brother, a dear friend, a patriot and a happy warrior.

Andrew lived boldly, so that we more timid souls would dare to live freely and fully, and fight for the fragile liberty he showed us how to love.

Andrew recently wrote a new conclusion to his book, Righteous Indignation:

I love my job. I love fighting for what I believe in. I love having fun while doing it. I love reporting stories that the Complex refuses to report. I love fighting back, I love finding allies, and—famously—I enjoy making enemies.

Three years ago, I was mostly a behind-the-scenes guy who linked to stuff on a very popular website. I always wondered what it would be like to enter the public realm to fight for what I believe in. I’ve lost friends, perhaps dozens. But I’ve gained hundreds, thousands—who knows?—of allies. At the end of the day, I can look at myself in the mirror, and I sleep very well at night.

(Excerpt) Read more at bighollywood.breitbart.com ...


TOPICS: Breaking News; Culture/Society; Government
KEYWORDS: andrewbreitbart; bookreview; breitbart; hatingbreitbart; obit; obituary; righteousindignation; rip; ripandrewbreitbart
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To: UnbelievingScumOnTheOtherSide

Why do you say that?


351 posted on 03/01/2012 7:14:04 AM PST by POWERSBOOTHEFAN (I love you,Pumpkin. You are the best cat in the world. You're my Sweet Pea.)
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To: dead

Guilty here. But Breitbart never murdered any young women.

And millions of babies through his support of “kill baby” abortion. That is true.


352 posted on 03/01/2012 7:14:04 AM PST by napscoordinator (A moral principled Christian with character is the frontrunner! Congrats Santorum!)
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To: ThomasMore

Probably the widowmaker, LAD, Left Anterior Descending artery.

Killed Tim Russert.

Killed my dad at 50 years old, when they found him he was slumped over the table with a cup of coffee there and a cigarette still held in his fingers that had burned down.

Very sudden.
Very, very fatal.

Folks, I hate to sound like a nutbar again, but GIT YUR FISH OIL!!!


353 posted on 03/01/2012 7:14:04 AM PST by djf (http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/2801220/posts)
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To: ImJustAnotherOkie

Fox News had the initial report as a sidebar, now have made it the lead article. Editor figured, “Oh he’s one of us, or were supposed to be one of him, er, well bump him up.”


354 posted on 03/01/2012 7:14:42 AM PST by Rennes Templar
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To: Anti-Bubba182
Unbelievable! He was such a champion of truth and so needed in this world. What a great loss, most especially to his family.
355 posted on 03/01/2012 7:14:56 AM PST by CitizenM (Obama's legacy will be to be remembered as The architect of the decline of the USA)
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To: mark3681
Somebody HAS to have it.

Dana Loesch will carry the torch for Breitbart. She is an editor over at Breitbart and an up and coming young conservative star. I feel a terrible sense of loss. Can't explain it.

356 posted on 03/01/2012 7:14:59 AM PST by jersey117 (The Stepford Media should be sued for malpractice)
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To: afraidfortherepublic
Are there ways to induce a massive heart attack on someone so that it does not show up in an autopsy?

Spike of the Australian stonefish.

357 posted on 03/01/2012 7:15:40 AM PST by spokeshave (Dole/McCain/Romney loosers all....NEWT is the Man)
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To: POWERSBOOTHEFAN
I don’t think men are prone to heart attacks at that age.

It happens more often than people think. I had a brother in law die last year at 42, he was thin and very active.

But, saying that, this was Breitbart and he was a target of the left. Makes me wonder....

358 posted on 03/01/2012 7:15:49 AM PST by dragonblustar (Allah Ain't So Akbar!)
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To: bluecat6

Hmmm, I wonder where that list of Clintonites who passed away has gone. The list was stunning for its length and content.


359 posted on 03/01/2012 7:16:36 AM PST by NonValueAdded (Limbaugh: Tim Tebow miracle: "He had atheists praying to God that he would lose.")
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To: ImJustAnotherOkie

Sad. We’ve lost some conservative heroes in the last few years...Tony Snow, Bob Novak, Tony Blakely and now Breitbart. RIP righteous warrior.


360 posted on 03/01/2012 7:16:51 AM PST by princeofdarkness (The Obama Administration is circling the wagons. But the Truth Indians are using flaming arrows.)
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To: Candor7

Sudden heart attacks do happen, even in the most healthy. This is not a conspiracy theory, it is the reality of being human.


361 posted on 03/01/2012 7:16:59 AM PST by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: txrangerette
Brain bleed? Did she have an aneurysm?
362 posted on 03/01/2012 7:17:05 AM PST by POWERSBOOTHEFAN (I love you,Pumpkin. You are the best cat in the world. You're my Sweet Pea.)
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To: House Atreides

Well said, I too hope that Andrew’s work becomes the template for the next wave of conservative journalists and activists.


363 posted on 03/01/2012 7:17:13 AM PST by al44
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To: ImJustAnotherOkie

This is a devastating loss for our side. His fearlessness was second to none. You can’t replace a Brietbart. He was an original.


364 posted on 03/01/2012 7:17:14 AM PST by PaleoBob
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To: KansasGirl

Sad. This happened to a 40 yr old at our church last year. Walking/jogging , came home and dropped dead.


365 posted on 03/01/2012 7:18:23 AM PST by pollywog ("O Thou who changest not, abide with me.".......)
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To: ImJustAnotherOkie

‘natural causes’ at 43 is extremely unlikely....

http://www.mediaite.com/tv/watch-andrew-breitbarts-fiery-cpac-speech-i-have-college-days-obama-videos/


366 posted on 03/01/2012 7:19:02 AM PST by FreedomProtector
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To: ScottinVA; Jonty30

Rest in peace Andrew, and if this turns out to be “unnatural”, may God bring justice to those who meted out justice to you.

Other than Steve Irwin, (and clearly his was NOT natural causes), I don’t know that I can think of a death that was quite as unexpected.

What a loss.
Tatt


367 posted on 03/01/2012 7:19:44 AM PST by thesearethetimes... ("Courage, is fear that has said its prayers." Dorothy Bernard)
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To: POWERSBOOTHEFAN

There either won’t be an autopsy or it won’t find anything or it will find more drugs than Amy Winehouse that won’t be explained. Nothing will be settled.


368 posted on 03/01/2012 7:19:53 AM PST by UnbelievingScumOnTheOtherSide (REPEAL WASHINGTON! -- Islam Delenda Est! -- I Want Constantinople Back. -- Rumble thee forth.)
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To: andy58-in-nh

64 isn’t really that old.

Sorry for your loss.


369 posted on 03/01/2012 7:19:58 AM PST by POWERSBOOTHEFAN (I love you,Pumpkin. You are the best cat in the world. You're my Sweet Pea.)
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To: NoGrayZone
Godspeed to you FRiend! May your disbelief be softened and the outcome be positive in some way. We really need that right now and in the coming months!
370 posted on 03/01/2012 7:20:58 AM PST by PSYCHO-FREEP (If you come to a fork in the road, take it........)
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To: Texas Songwriter

Hello, friend.

I admit that I have suspicious thoughts running through my head.

RIP Mr. Breitbart.


371 posted on 03/01/2012 7:21:02 AM PST by LUV W (This space reserved for heroes............my AF son....our troops....the vets from all wars...)
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To: kingattax; DarthVader; ExTexasRedhead; MestaMachine

ping


372 posted on 03/01/2012 7:21:22 AM PST by left that other site
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To: GoldwaterChick

>Fox News reporting that Andrew was out walking around midnight. Someone saw him fall, called 911. Apparently he did have heart problems.<

Anyone who ever followed Andrew on Twitter knows the hate and viciousness with which he dealt on a daily basis. It did get to him, although it never stopped him. The kind of attacks would stress anyone.

Even if he did die of natural causes, you can bet his many, many enemies were a definite factor in putting him at a constant stress level that could very well have put an enormous strain on his heart and blood pressure.

RIP Andrew. Your loss is incalculable.


373 posted on 03/01/2012 7:21:26 AM PST by Darnright ("I don't trust liberals, I trust conservatives." - Lucius Annaeus Seneca)
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To: spokeshave
"....check for pin pricks...maybe someone wielded a furled umbrella......"

Especially since they are saying he was out walking around midnight when someone saw him go down.

374 posted on 03/01/2012 7:21:45 AM PST by Spunky
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To: ImJustAnotherOkie

He looked rough at CPAC this year.


375 posted on 03/01/2012 7:21:53 AM PST by magellan
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To: ImJustAnotherOkie
Nobody will every convince me otherwise

With the limited info we currently have, you're ready to close the case? Interesting.

376 posted on 03/01/2012 7:22:52 AM PST by TankerKC (Welcome to the age of "I Meant to Do That" Diplomacy)
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To: UnbelievingScumOnTheOtherSide

They’ll have to do an autopsy.


377 posted on 03/01/2012 7:24:33 AM PST by POWERSBOOTHEFAN (I love you,Pumpkin. You are the best cat in the world. You're my Sweet Pea.)
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To: Spunky
Especially since they are saying he was out walking around midnight when someone saw him go down.

Was it common practice for him to take midnight strolls?

378 posted on 03/01/2012 7:24:41 AM PST by jersey117 (The Stepford Media should be sued for malpractice)
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To: crosshairs
"Are there ways to induce a massive heart attack on someone so that it does not show up in an autopsy? I think hussein and his thugs have their untraceable fingerprints all over this one."

Who knows what covert ops are capible of?
379 posted on 03/01/2012 7:24:41 AM PST by mentor2k
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To: ImJustAnotherOkie

From Anne’s Power Surge Blog:

http://annem040359.wordpress.com/2012/03/01/breaking-new-andrew-breibart-from-natural-causes-update/


380 posted on 03/01/2012 7:24:48 AM PST by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: magellan

I didn’t see him at CPAC but I listened to his speech on the Net.

It was cheerful, funny as heck and different from what anyone else said ... which kinda describes Andrew.


381 posted on 03/01/2012 7:25:03 AM PST by altura
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To: jersey117

I feel it as well jersey - hard to explain beyond the ‘he was so young’ part of it -
Having met him and admired his fearless passion, I am just at a loss -

He truly did carry that banner for freedom and it just frosts me that slugs like david brooks live on - I know, horrid of me, but I am only being honest. What value did brooks ever ever bring to this nation or her people??

Prayers to Andrew’s wife and children - may God send his Angels to comfort them through this tragedy.


382 posted on 03/01/2012 7:25:35 AM PST by AllAmericanGirl44
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To: All

Truly sad to hear this.


383 posted on 03/01/2012 7:25:35 AM PST by Maverick68
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To: BunnySlippers

My first husband and father of my only child died at age 39 of a heart attack.

He was tall, thin and not anybody’s picture of a heart problem. Turned out his arteries were clogged horrible. He died in the bath tub.


384 posted on 03/01/2012 7:26:00 AM PST by Fishtalk (http://patfish.blogspot.com/)
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To: ImJustAnotherOkie

I saw him on an airplane to Sun Valley from LAX. I usually leave celebrities alone, but for some reason as he was walking down the aisle, I said Hi, introduced myself, and told him I was a big fan. I felt good about it and glad I did it. God Bless Andrew. DS


385 posted on 03/01/2012 7:26:17 AM PST by GOP Golfer
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To: Darnright

I’ve been following Andrew on Twitter and the bile they spew at him is incomprehensible. I certainly hope they check out the guy who has been threatening him this week. And James O’Keefe better watch his back... and be armed at all times.


386 posted on 03/01/2012 7:27:04 AM PST by ponygirl
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To: All

From Mark Levin’s FB:

Like most, I am totally stunned and deeply saddened by Andrew’s passing. He was a wonderful person and patriot. He loved his family and country. I will miss him. Many of us will. Andrew had enormous energy and courage. He was a pioneer. He was only 43 years old. I wish I had known him longer. The last time I was with Andrew was in November, when we both spoke in Washington at an Americans for Prosperity event, where Occupy DC was outside the convention center making all kinds of accusations and bullying people. Andrew loved the battle and he knew the stakes. May he rest in peace. May his family find peace. May God bless him.


387 posted on 03/01/2012 7:27:27 AM PST by halo66
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To: princeofdarkness
Dana Loesch:

From her bio, the lady is probably up to the task of continuing Breitbart's work... RIP Beitbart, good luck Dana.
388 posted on 03/01/2012 7:27:45 AM PST by BigEdLB (Now there ARE 1,000,000 regrets - but it may be too late.)
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To: jersey117

More suspicious now, bump.


389 posted on 03/01/2012 7:28:00 AM PST by Cringing Negativism Network ("The door is open" PALIN 2012)
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To: ImJustAnotherOkie

funny how these things always seem to happen to those that buck the system.


390 posted on 03/01/2012 7:28:18 AM PST by TexasFreeper2009 (Go Newt!)
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To: All

Truly sad to hear this.


391 posted on 03/01/2012 7:28:24 AM PST by Maverick68
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Natural causes? Maybe.

Maybe not:
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2845230/posts


392 posted on 03/01/2012 7:29:34 AM PST by Rio
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To: ImJustAnotherOkie

I just heard this. I can’t believe it. Totally shocked. He was one of us and a great leader, a bold conservative, and an important person. I heard him speak live and fell in love. Prayers for his loved ones. He had little kids. Not fair. He could have had so much more to do. We lost a really good one. I’m sad.


393 posted on 03/01/2012 7:29:51 AM PST by Yaelle (Santorum 2012)
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To: POWERSBOOTHEFAN
"Brain bleed? Did she have an aneurysm?"

My husband had a brain bleed. A small artery in the brain ruptured.

394 posted on 03/01/2012 7:30:23 AM PST by Spunky
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To: TankerKC

Apparently there was a tear in my Tin-Foil hat and it let some conspiracy in. I’ll repair it with some duct tape and see if that helps.


395 posted on 03/01/2012 7:30:43 AM PST by ImJustAnotherOkie (zerogottago)
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To: Darnright

You have to look into the stress factors as well. Once you get into your 40’s, for men, and 50’s for women, heart attacks do happen.


396 posted on 03/01/2012 7:31:18 AM PST by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: stylecouncilor

So sad.
RIP.


397 posted on 03/01/2012 7:31:28 AM PST by onedoug
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To: POWERSBOOTHEFAN
"Brain bleed? Did she have an aneurysm?"

My husband had a brain bleed. A small artery in the brain ruptured.

Make that a small vein in the brain.

398 posted on 03/01/2012 7:31:28 AM PST by Spunky
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To: ImJustAnotherOkie
Ilog onto FR early this AM...not much going on, so I move on to some other projects. Check back in a few minutes ago to see this...OMG. OMG.

RIP Andrew...a tragic loss for conservative America.

399 posted on 03/01/2012 7:32:27 AM PST by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: Spunky

Andrew collapsed last night after leaving a restaurant. He was rushed to the hospital and was pronounced dead early this morning.

http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2012/03/anfrew-breitbart-dead/

Greg Gutfeld said on Fox this morning that he had been warning Andrew about his health and that he should take better care of himself. So it seems it must be something Andrew was dealing with.


400 posted on 03/01/2012 7:32:56 AM PST by kcvl
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