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In Memoriam: Andrew Breitbart (1969-2012) ^ | 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.

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TOPICS: Breaking News; Culture/Society; Government
KEYWORDS: americans4prosperity; andrewbreitbart; bookreview; breitbart; hatingbreitbart; kochbrothers; obit; obituary; righteousindignation; rip; ripandrewbreitbart
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To: OneVike

Well, did you not write that His plan is already set for people and that Breitbart’s time was up? Maybe I misread you?

801 posted on 03/02/2012 11:55:30 AM PST by fabian (" And a new day will dawn for those who stand long, and the forests will echo with laughter")
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To: skeeter; NELSON111; PSYCHO-FREEP; napscoordinator; cherry
213 posted on Thursday, March 01, 2012 8:37:13 AM by NELSON111: “Hey...I’ve seen my fair share of FReepers dance on the grave of a dead lefty. Now granted...most of us try to shut them up...but the point is this: We have our low lifes over here too.”

239 posted on Thursday, March 01, 2012 8:41:53 AM by skeeter: “To: NELSON111: ‘We have our low lifes over here too.’ I don't think there's any comparison. The left is vile.”

324 posted on Thursday, March 01, 2012 9:06:19 AM by napscoordinator: “Daily KOS says to keep it respectful, but the collective are not. They say that the conservatives including Breitbart didn’t give any respect to Ted Kennedy when he died. I don’t know about that but really what does it matter. They should take the high road and be respectful. I guess that is too difficult for them.”

528 posted on Thursday, March 01, 2012 10:39:50 AM by cherry: “don't you think its time we got a little MORE vile?....I mean how many decades do we go thru getting thrashed by the enemy who uses stronger tactics...
no more mr. nice guy....fight fire with fire.... “

Yes, we've got our low-lifes over here, too. I remember the Betty Ford thread all too well.

The difference is over here most Freepers called for respectful language and finally the moderators stepped in and set an appropriate tone by stopping the worst of it.

Over on the left wing fringe, respect for office and for duly constituted authority does not exist. It does not exist because the leftists don't believe in such things.

We do, and we need to act accordingly.

The worst of the leftists are socialists, communists, and anarchists, if not in their avowed theory, then in their actual practices. “Community organizing” is an innocuous term for Alinsky’s “Rules for Radicals,” and those tactics are downright dangerous. Their practices have spread from the radicals to infect the moderately liberal element because they work — disrespect is a powerful toxin made all the more dangerous because it often feels good to “stick it to the man.” Even though those tactics work, we as conservatives need to avoid them because they have their own logic, and when consistently practiced, will lead us places we do not want to go.

265 posted on Thursday, March 01, 2012 8:51:19 AM by SueRae: “Took a walk on the wild side over at DU...and I’m relieved to see that the vaaast majority of posts are empathetic and gracious. There will always be a few on any public arena but by and large, I observed very civil remarks.”

I'm glad to hear that.

The way we treat those with whom we strongly disagree says a lot about our internal character. When the gloves come off and we're angry enough to fight back hard, observers find what comes out of our inner selves.

I have no idea what Breitbart did or didn't do with Sen. Kennedy's death. I do know that we shouldn't be piling on Sen. Kennedy, Breitbart, or almost anyone else.

Yes, I do know about Psalm 139:19-22: “Surely thou wilt slay the wicked, O God: depart from me therefore, ye bloody men. For they speak against thee wickedly, and thine enemies take thy name in vain. Do not I hate them, O LORD, that hate thee? and am not I grieved with those that rise up against thee? I hate them with perfect hatred: I count them mine enemies.”

The key point is for that passage to apply, the person must be an enemy of God, not merely our own enemy. Such cases exist — the Kim family of North Korea, Joseph Stalin, and similar God-haters and church-persecutors come to mind — but they are few and far between.

802 posted on 03/02/2012 12:30:18 PM PST by darrellmaurina
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To: maggief; STARWISE; hoosiermama
When DrO came into tell me that Rush was talking about our warrior hero Andrew's sudden death, I was so sad and stunned, I immediately got dressed to go downtown to Church light a candle for him to pray for his sweet soul and for his grieving family. I've been too depressed to post, but I've read all your pings to the additonal news. May God hold him dear and comfort his family. It's still hard for me to accept that our Lord thought Andrew's work in this life was complete, but I'm trying.
803 posted on 03/02/2012 12:38:24 PM PST by onyx (SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC, DONATE MONTHLY. If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, let me know.)
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To: OneVike
Thank you so much for your insightful essay-post, dear OneVike!
804 posted on 03/02/2012 9:24:22 PM PST by Alamo-Girl
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To: onyx


805 posted on 03/03/2012 8:47:42 AM PST by hoosiermama (Stand with God and Sarah, the Gipper and Newt will be standing next to you.)
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To: onyx
Have been on and off line due to the heavy winds. Have they released the results of the autopsy yet?
806 posted on 03/03/2012 4:04:33 PM PST by hoosiermama (Stand with God and Sarah, the Gipper and Newt will be standing next to you.)
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To: mcmuffin

Interesting times, pal .......................................................................................... FRegards

807 posted on 03/04/2012 12:58:46 AM PST by gonzo ( Buy more ammo, dammit! You should already have the firearms ... FRegards)
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To: LibertyLA

You’re right. Things seem to be really coming to a head.

808 posted on 03/06/2012 10:16:33 AM PST by plaidness
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To: BellStar
Andrew Breitbart, One of the Original FReepers
809 posted on 05/10/2012 7:44:51 PM PDT by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: ImJustAnotherOkie

Just watched the movie “Hating Breitbart” on Netflix.

Good work.


You are missed.

810 posted on 09/18/2013 9:28:12 PM PDT by Jet Jaguar
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To: Jet Jaguar

When I first heard he had died, it was like someone had punched me in the stomach and knocked the wind out of me.

A tenacious happy warrior, irreplaceable.

811 posted on 09/18/2013 9:39:33 PM PDT by Private_Sector_Does_It_Better (I AM ANDREW BREITBART)
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To: Private_Sector_Does_It_Better

At first, I though it was him, bullshitting the mainstream media.

Then, I had a bad feeling in my gut.

He is irreplaceable.

But, somebody will follow in his steps.

812 posted on 09/18/2013 9:44:47 PM PDT by Jet Jaguar
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To: ImJustAnotherOkie

Came across this. Don’t know if it is true.

Garrow: Breitbart’s ‘Big Mouth’ Got Him, Michael Hastings & Tom Clancy All Killed By President Obama

Coast To Coast AM Alt. Hagmann & Hagmann Report - January 2 2014 - US Intelligence Whistleblower
Join Coast to Coast AM alternative Hagmann and Hagmann Report as we open 2014 with a bang - an explosive interview with Jim Garrow,, a former U.S. Intelligence operative with knowledge about a number of current and coming events in the U.S. and worldwide. Mr. Garrow has agreed to spend the entire show with us to discuss a variety of topics, from the suspicious deaths and deliberate marginalization of journalists, to the truth about Barack Hussein Obama.

813 posted on 01/03/2014 7:43:13 AM PST by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; me = independent conservative)
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To: Jack Hydrazine
Well, Snowden holds the Keys to the kingdom. Let's put this to him.
814 posted on 01/03/2014 8:32:27 AM PST by ImJustAnotherOkie (zerogottago)
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To: Jack Hydrazine


815 posted on 01/03/2014 8:36:34 AM PST by ConservativeMan55 (In America, we don't do pin pricks. But sometimes we elect them.)
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