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BadJoe has passed

Posted on 11/01/2012 5:06:27 PM PDT by Jubal Harshaw

It is with great sadness and regret that I post: Joseph Phillips OD, aka “BadJoe,” passed away today, November 1, 2012, after a long illness. Joe wanted to hang on until November 7, 2012, but lost his struggle just a few days too early.

Joe was a patriot, a lover of liberty, and an independent-minded gentleman. He leaves behind family, friends, and a loving wife. He will be missed.

RIP BadJoe.


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To: Jubal Harshaw

Prayers for Bad Joe and his family.

Father, please hold and comfort BadJoe’s family in your healing embrace. In Jesus Name. Amen


51 posted on 11/01/2012 7:27:03 PM PDT by JustAmy (Our military men and women have my support!!)
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To: Jubal Harshaw

I remember meeting him at the first Los Angeles Freeper meeting with Willa Johns and many others.

Rest in Peace ~


52 posted on 11/01/2012 7:32:28 PM PDT by BunnySlippers (I LOVE BULL MARKETS . . .)
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To: Jubal Harshaw

Very sad. Rest in peace, FRiend.


53 posted on 11/01/2012 7:35:06 PM PDT by Larry Lucido (Romney/Ryan 2012)
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To: Persevero

Thanks for the link...spent a few minutes scrolling down thru many familiar screen names...


54 posted on 11/01/2012 7:50:30 PM PDT by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: Jubal Harshaw

Rest in Peace.


55 posted on 11/01/2012 7:50:43 PM PDT by Anti-Bubba182
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To: Anti-Bubba182

Saw this on another site, and came here to express my sorrow.

May perpetual light shine upon him, and may his soul, with those of the faithful departed, rest in peace.

I am glad to have known him. May God welcome him home.


56 posted on 11/01/2012 7:57:33 PM PDT by Miss Marple
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To: Peter W. Kessler

Pete....remember the Florida Freeper meeting in the Elvis suite in Orlando?
BadJoe was there with that patented ergo chair of his!
RIP...a good Freeper, says this, 98er.


57 posted on 11/01/2012 8:58:56 PM PDT by Seeking the truth
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To: Seeking the truth
BadJoe was there with that patented ergo chair of his! RIP...a good Freeper, says this, 98er.

Do you mean the modified one for bad backs?

58 posted on 11/01/2012 9:06:10 PM PDT by cva66snipe (Two Choices left for U.S. One Nation Under GOD or One Nation Under Judgment? Which one say ye?)
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To: Seeking the truth

“BadJoe was there with that patented ergo chair of his!”

My wife and I have both used them for years!!!


59 posted on 11/01/2012 9:36:51 PM PDT by dalereed
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To: Jubal Harshaw

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

FR memorial.


60 posted on 11/01/2012 9:41:20 PM PDT by Jet Jaguar (The pundits have forgotten the 2010 elections.)
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To: cva66snipe

“Do you mean the modified one for bad backs? “

That’s it, it makes you sit up straight instead of slouching.


61 posted on 11/01/2012 9:42:00 PM PDT by dalereed
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To: Jet Jaguar
FR memorial.

So many now.

62 posted on 11/01/2012 9:59:01 PM PDT by SCalGal (Friends don't let friends donate to H$U$, A$PCA, or PETA.)
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To: SCalGal

“So many now. “

I just went through the list and am astonished at how young most were!!!!


63 posted on 11/01/2012 10:05:31 PM PDT by dalereed
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To: Seeking the truth

I had one of his chairs and used it for years.

RIP BadJoe.


64 posted on 11/01/2012 10:48:17 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: Seeking the truth

Wow... that shook the cobwebs loose.

Now I remember... Elvis Suite.

Yikes

(I haven’t “organized” much of anything since then.)

Hope you & yours are well.

Pete


65 posted on 11/02/2012 3:13:49 AM PDT by Peter W. Kessler (Dirt is for racing... asphalt is for getting there.)
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To: Jubal Harshaw

Prayers up for BadJoe, and his family and friends.


66 posted on 11/02/2012 6:57:26 AM PDT by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing)
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To: Seeking the truth

“”BadJoe was there with that patented ergo chair of his!””

I’m sitting in “his” chair right now. Brought it with me when we left CA for GA 6 years ago.

Loved that man and we were so lucky to have him as a neighbor just a few miles from us when we were in Costa Mesa. No pretense to him whatsoever. It was a beautiful thing that we could drop in and ask if he and Willa wanted to go to breakfast or dinner without standing on ceremony. They met us one morning at a restaurant in Huntington Beach on their scooters.

Joe gave so much joy to so many people. He will be missed!!! I expect him to be watching over us on Tuesday.

God Bless Willa and family. RIP Joe!!


67 posted on 11/02/2012 6:57:40 AM PDT by Thank You Rush
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To: Jubal Harshaw

RIP.


68 posted on 11/02/2012 7:00:15 AM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: Jubal Harshaw

RIP Joe.


69 posted on 11/02/2012 7:29:11 AM PDT by Ole Okie
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To: Jubal Harshaw

I’m so sorry to hear this sad news and join in earnest prayer for the loved ones: God’s peace, blessing and guidance as they deal with BadJoe’s homegoing.


70 posted on 11/02/2012 8:19:20 AM PDT by Alamo-Girl
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To: Jubal Harshaw

Bad Joe was a great Freeper. He was a salesman par excellance.

He invented and produced a chair with no back designed to force the sitter into proper posture while working at a desk/computer.

I know this because I tried one out in the bar at the Holiday Inn Alexandria. Freepers gathered, actually took it over, there during some event in DC. Bad Joe brought the chair all the way from California to hawk to his Freeper friends

Those days are gone....... forever I guess. There is no appetite for activism

RIP


71 posted on 11/02/2012 8:38:50 AM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... Present failure and impending death yield irrational action))
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To: Auntie Mame
Heartfelt condolences and plumeria memories.....

Bahama Mama

(Leni.....Class of '98))

72 posted on 11/02/2012 1:25:13 PM PDT by MinuteGal
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To: All

bttt


73 posted on 11/02/2012 3:31:39 PM PDT by MinuteGal
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To: Jubal Harshaw

Very sorry to hear that. Was also saddened when Joe moved on from FR. God bless all concerned.


74 posted on 11/02/2012 3:34:08 PM PDT by jwalsh07
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To: Jubal Harshaw

Requiem aeternam dona ei, Domine, et lux perpetua luceat ei. Requiescat in pace. Amen.


75 posted on 11/02/2012 3:38:01 PM PDT by B Knotts (Just another Tenther)
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To: WillaJohns

Our heartfelt condolences, Willa. We really enjoyed yours and Joe’s company on that cruise.

CL and Slip18


76 posted on 11/02/2012 3:39:15 PM PDT by Cyber Liberty (Obama considers the Third World morally superior to the United States.)
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To: Jubal Harshaw; amom; Askel5

What a wonderful fellow we have lost. Prayers and warmest wishes to his family.


77 posted on 11/02/2012 3:42:18 PM PDT by KC Burke (Plain Conservative opinions and common sense correction for thirteen years.)
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To: WillaJohns
Very sad news. We are losing too many of our old timers. We were so close in the old days. Met Joe (and most likely you too) at a rally in D.C. May Joe rest in the arms of God, and may you find comfort in your memories.

Nan, class of 98.

78 posted on 11/02/2012 3:55:47 PM PDT by WVNan
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To: Jubal Harshaw
I was asked to post this for a FRiend:


All,

I just wanted to take a moment to pass on a tribute to someone I considered a genuine friend in liberty. Badjoe was a man who understood the nature of liberty, rights, and free market economics in a way that few do. He was a kind and powerful voice. Years ago we were frequent correspondents, and I got to know and respect him greatly. I took the news of his passing with great sorrow.

He will be missed.

May his family find peace in the knowledge that he touched many lives, including mine.

Sincerely, OWK

79 posted on 11/02/2012 4:06:22 PM PDT by Ol' Dan Tucker (People should not be afraid of the government. Government should be afraid of the people)
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To: Ol' Dan Tucker

refresh for those friends of Bad Joe that might have missed this thread!


80 posted on 11/02/2012 8:45:05 PM PDT by dalereed
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To: KC Burke

Oh my. Painfully sad news. Prayers up.


81 posted on 11/02/2012 9:35:39 PM PDT by amom
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To: amom

refresh for those friends of Bad Joe that might have missed this thread!


82 posted on 11/03/2012 6:48:11 PM PDT by dalereed
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BTTT


83 posted on 11/04/2012 6:34:22 PM PST by amom
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To: dalereed

In the heat of the election I somehow missed this sad news. My heart is broken! Joe was a good friend and a great guy.
RIP my friend!


84 posted on 11/14/2012 7:11:09 PM PST by Shethink13
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To: Shethink13

BTTT for anyone else that might have missed the sad news!


85 posted on 11/14/2012 7:24:42 PM PST by dalereed
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To: Shethink13

Willa and BadJoe in the front. This was taken in 2000.

86 posted on 11/15/2012 4:37:13 PM PST by Shethink13
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To: Jubal Harshaw

Prayers for his family and loved ones... always sad to lose a freeper... Thanks for sharing.


87 posted on 11/15/2012 4:47:44 PM PST by GOPJ (Petraeus confession: like something from a 'Soviet purge trial'....)
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To: Shethink13; MinuteGal; Jim Robinson; Jubal Harshaw; All

Thank you all for your kind condolences and remembrances. Joe suffered not at all, just a gentle physical (but not mental) decline, gradually becoming more tired over time, until finally he just tiptoed out of the room and into the arms of his maker.


88 posted on 11/20/2012 5:11:28 AM PST by Auntie Mame (Fear not tomorrow. God is already there.)
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To: Auntie Mame
Joe suffered not at all, just a gentle physical (but not mental) decline, gradually becoming more tired over time, until finally he just tiptoed out of the room and into the arms of his maker.

How beautiful and comforting! Thank you for that.

89 posted on 11/20/2012 12:46:36 PM PST by Shethink13
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To: Jubal Harshaw

RIP


90 posted on 11/21/2012 5:15:56 PM PST by Impy (Boehner for President - 2013)
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To: Jubal Harshaw

Thanks for letting us know. Joe was one of the greats around here for years.

Please pass on our sincerest and deepest condolences to his family.


91 posted on 11/25/2012 5:54:42 PM PST by RightOnline (I am Andrew Breitbart!)
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To: Persevero

Thanks for the link to the memorial wall - I didn’t know about it before. A lot of familiar screen names there.


92 posted on 11/28/2012 10:16:32 PM PST by Mr. Jeeves (CTRL-GALT-DELETE)
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To: All; Auntie Mame; skeeter; Jim Robinson; FryingPan101; combat_boots; al baby; Ron C.; eyedigress; ..

Many thanks to all the people who replied to the news on this thread.

Here’s a bit more news: there’s going to be a party, celebrating Joe’s life. The details are:

HOST: Willa Phillips 714-964-2373

WHEN: Saturday, January 5 from 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM

WHERE: Joe & Willa’s home (in the garage, of course)8711 Knights Circle Huntington Beach, CA 92646

Please RSVP to this website:

http://new.evite.com/#view_invite:eid=037CAAQZXGL24EIWGEPCI2X5ENRDPQ


93 posted on 12/23/2012 8:07:51 AM PST by Jubal Harshaw
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To: Jubal Harshaw

Prayers up


94 posted on 12/23/2012 9:03:30 AM PST by al baby (Hi Mom)
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To: Jubal Harshaw; Auntie Mame
I sure wish I could make the party, but Florida is a bit of a stretch!

I'm sure it'll be a wonderful event....lift a glass in toast to good "Bad Joe" for me, please.

Leni

95 posted on 12/23/2012 9:31:52 AM PST by MinuteGal (I'm Going to Update the Name That No One Dares to Utter and I'll Use It From Now On......OBAMUNISM !)
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To: Jubal Harshaw

I’m so sorry to hear about BAdJoe..he was one of the good guys!!!


96 posted on 12/23/2012 9:37:07 AM PST by AuntB (Illegal immigration is simply more "share the wealth" socialism and a CRIME not a race!)
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To: Jubal Harshaw

So sorry to hear this.

Prayers for the repose of his soul.


97 posted on 12/23/2012 9:46:50 AM PST by basil (Second Amendment Sisters.org)
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To: Jubal Harshaw

Bookmark


98 posted on 12/23/2012 12:26:43 PM PST by SCalGal (Friends don't let friends donate to H$U$, A$PCA, or PETA.)
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To: Jubal Harshaw

RIP BadJoe prayers up.


99 posted on 12/23/2012 4:19:45 PM PST by antisocial (Texas SCV - Deo Vindice)
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To: Jubal Harshaw

Thanks for letting us know - I’m sorry to hear this - many prayers for family and loved one...


100 posted on 12/23/2012 5:31:16 PM PST by GOPJ (ItÂ’s not possible to be a Progressive and not be a hypocrite. Freeper TigersEye.)
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