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A Patriot is gone...RIP Norm Liebmann [FReeper Firehat]
TheTownCrier ^ | SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 2011

Posted on 04/09/2012 8:18:46 PM PDT by Jim Robinson

We, on the web, knew him as "Firehat". The world knew him as Norman Liebmann, outstanding award winning comic writer. He was our friend, always there with encouragement to fight the good fight for the country he loved so much.

Following is the message from his family, who we know must miss his wit and love even more than we do. There is an empty space no one else can fill with his passing.

THE PASSING OF NORMAN –Date : 2010-12-20

THE HAT’S OFF, BUT THE FLAME IS ETERNAL ©

by the Family of Norman Liebmann

It is with great sorrow that the family of Norman Liebmann (FIREHAT) now informs all his faithful readers of Norman’s recent passing, December 20, 2010.

Although a brilliant and popular writer with over 50 years experience in the entertainment industry both in New York and California, Norman Liebmann was a very private person- with his comedic and also serious side showing through in all his writings.

For any of those, and others past and future, who might also desire the pleasurable experience of reading Norman’s humorous, prolific, insightful and prophetic email writings, it is the family’s intention to keep Norman’s site and articles (all 595 of them) available, as they are timeless reading.

*** In an interview not too long ago, Norman was asked: “What about the future? Where are you going?” Norman replied: “There are many wonderful places still left for me to go. How “wonderful” they will be may depend on whether or not I have been invited.”

We feel – and many of his readers have expressed the same opinion – it can only be UP!

***

Norman Liebmann was a writer for many celebrities, most notably Jerry Lewis, Dean Martin, Bob Newhart, and Johnny Carson. The name Firehat came from a friend, a graphics artist, who quipped that Norman was on fire with his quick wit and never ending stream of quips, jabs and jokes. He created the image with the bowler top-hat and eternal flame that became Norman’s moniker... Firehat!


TOPICS: Announcements; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: firehat; normliebmann; obituary; prayer; rip
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To: firehat
Rest in peace, Norm. We will miss you.

5.56mm

51 posted on 04/10/2012 8:28:05 AM PDT by M Kehoe
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To: Jim Robinson

RIP!


52 posted on 04/10/2012 9:04:18 AM PDT by Anti-Bubba182
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To: Jim Robinson; Brad's Gramma
We were very late in getting the news. This says, "Norman’s recent passing, December 20, 2010."

I pray the family has recovered from their loss.

53 posted on 04/10/2012 9:52:18 AM PDT by Spunky
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To: gonzo

Can you ping me if you find it. I see that his family had said after his death that they would maintain the website but apparently it’s gone. I sure hope it’s archived somewhere.

I got my first computer in 1999 and FR and Firehat were the first sites I visited...

I’m so sorry to hear of his passing and find it incredible that it’s news to all of us...Proves he must have been a conservative as his death didn’t warrant any mention in the media??

Thanks.


54 posted on 04/10/2012 10:06:18 AM PDT by Thank You Rush
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To: Jim Robinson

God Bless the Firehat Family.

Norm’s pieces were some of the funniest, and ACCURATE I ever read.

So long for now, Norm. We’ll meet eventually.

Pete


55 posted on 04/10/2012 11:37:29 AM PDT by Peter W. Kessler (Dirt is for racing... asphalt is for getting there.)
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To: Jim Robinson

Another one on the wall. Gettin’ a little lonely around here sometimes, Boss. RIP Firehat.


56 posted on 04/10/2012 11:40:59 AM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: gonzo

RIP, Norm.

A post from the past...
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1289199/posts

Fond memories of FR past.


57 posted on 04/10/2012 12:48:47 PM PDT by mcmuffin ("Wanting your country back is not the same thing as working to take it back.")
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To: Jim Robinson

Lord our God, we pray for the soul of Thy servant Norman of whose death we just learned.

We also pray for the comfort of his family.

In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost, amen.


58 posted on 04/10/2012 5:36:18 PM PDT by annalex (http://www.catecheticsonline.com/CatenaAurea.php)
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To: Jim Robinson
Prayers extended for Freeper Firehat Norman Liebmann, his family and friends. Rest in peace Firehat and thanks for all your good works.
59 posted on 04/10/2012 6:03:13 PM PDT by bd476
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To: Jim Robinson

So sad. Norm and I had many good discussions here over a very long period of time. RIP, my friend.


60 posted on 04/10/2012 9:11:35 PM PDT by doug from upland (Just in case, it has been reserved: www.TheBitchIsBack2012.com)
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To: Cheburashka; ArrogantBustard
Firehat and Liebmann was the best.

He was outrageously funny as well.

He posted one of the best insult tirades of all time on Firehat. Even better than this historical rant posted on ArrogantBustard's Freeper Page which is damn good.

Wish I could find it.

61 posted on 04/11/2012 1:45:37 PM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: Jim Robinson
Nos prières à Dieu augmentent pour Norman (FireHat) et sa famille.
(Our Prayers to God increase for Norman and his family.)

Notre Père qui es aux cieux,
Que ton Nom soit sanctifié, que ton règne vienne,
Que ta volonté soit faite sur la terre comme au ciel.
Donne-nous aujourd'hui notre pain de ce jour.
Pardonne-nous nos offenses, comme nous pardonnons aussi à ceux qui nous ont offensés.
Et ne nous soumets pas à la tentation, mais délivre-nous du mal.
Car c’est à Toi qu’appartiennent le règne, la puissance et la gloire,
pour les siècles des siècles. Amen

Je vous salue, Marie, pleine de grâces,
le Seigneur est avec vous, vous êtes bénie entre toutes les femmes,
et Jésus le fruit de vos entrailles est béni.
Sainte Marie, Mère de Dieu, priez pour nous pauvres pécheurs,
maintenant, et à l'heure de notre mort. Ainsi-soit-il.

Garde la Foi, mes amis! Nous nous sommes les sauveurs de la République! Maintenant et Toujours!
(Keep the Faith, my friends! We are the saviors of the Republic! Now and Forever!)

LonePalm, le Républicain du verre cassé (The Broken Glass Republican)

62 posted on 04/11/2012 1:54:14 PM PDT by LonePalm (Commander and Chef)
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To: Peter W. Kessler; Matchett-PI; gonzo

Pinging Janice...


63 posted on 04/16/2012 8:38:55 AM PDT by mcmuffin ("Wanting your country back is not the same thing as working to take it back.")
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To: LonePalm

Si vous ne pouvez pas le dire dans le “ ; American” ; , ne le dites pas du tout ! /sarcasme


64 posted on 04/16/2012 8:41:39 AM PDT by mcmuffin ("Wanting your country back is not the same thing as working to take it back.")
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To: mcmuffin

Thanks for the ping, Dave. As I told you yesterday, I missed that announcement the first time around.


65 posted on 04/16/2012 8:54:01 AM PDT by Matchett-PI ("Andrew loved the battle and he knew the stakes." ~ Mark Levin 3/2/12)
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To: mcmuffin
Cute.

Most people are not aware how much of English we get from French. I learned more about English studying French than I learned about French. It also facilitated learning computer languages.

Learning to pray in a language different from your everyday speech, is wonderful for focusing the mind on the task at hand.

The signature block says it all.

Il n'y a pas d'honte être français. Il y a seulement l'honte dans rester de français.
(There is no shame in being French. There is only shame in staying French.)

LonePalm, le Républicain du verre cassé (The Broken Glass Republican)

66 posted on 04/16/2012 9:26:01 AM PDT by LonePalm (Commander and Chef)
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To: mcmuffin

Is there still a page here of Freepers who ahve passed?


67 posted on 04/18/2012 7:49:28 PM PDT by since1868
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To: since1868
Is there still a page here of Freepers who have passed?

Yes there is...
FreeRepublic Memorial Wall

68 posted on 04/19/2012 1:03:07 PM PDT by mcmuffin ("Wanting your country back is not the same thing as working to take it back.")
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To: mcmuffin

thank you


69 posted on 04/19/2012 1:31:07 PM PDT by since1868
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To: Jim Robinson

I just noticed this post today and want to say that the world has lost a truly great writer with an amazingly sharp wit. I loved reading firehat’s commentaries-—so full of truth with such laugh-out-loud frankness. May he receive all his just rewards in heaven and enjoy his eternal life. My deepest sympathies to his family.


70 posted on 04/25/2012 1:39:45 PM PDT by Faith
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To: Jim Robinson

These posts are the hardest. We have lost a fellow freedom fighter, but we will carry on the good fight.


71 posted on 05/01/2012 4:23:43 PM PDT by FreeAtlanta (Liberty and Justice for ALL)
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To: Jim Robinson

RIP


72 posted on 05/08/2012 11:38:25 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: Jim Robinson

WHOA! I did not see this before (thanks to the sidebar...last item). Thanks very much for posting, Jim.

Condolences to Norm Liebmann’s family and friends. One GRRRRREAT FReeper! Thanks for the smiles/LOL/ROFLMAO!

I miss you, sir.

love


73 posted on 06/05/2012 9:10:21 PM PDT by PGalt
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