R.I.P. Happy Culture Warrior

I was absolutely shocked a few minutes ago to learn of the passing of an icon of the conservative movement, Andrew Breitbart at the age of 43. His passing was announced on the Breitbart TV website, with this thoughtful statement:

With a terrible feeling of pain and loss we announce the passing of Andrew Breitbart.

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.

Andrew is at rest, yet the happy warrior lives on, in each of us.

Andrew as we all know was an absolutely fearless Warrior in the good fight against the lies of the left. He was a pioneer of using the intertubes as a means of getting the truth to the people directly, bypassing the monolithic leftist MSM. For that he gained thousands of enemies filled with hate. They knew that their lies could not stand in the light of the truth that he brought to the people directly and unvarnished. It’s a hard thing to accept things like this, especially people that love this Republic like Andrew did, at such an early age. But we can only accept that the L-rd has a plan beyond our ken.

He shall be missed and our prayers go out to his wife and four children.

-Carry On

UPDATE: Predictably as Swiss clockwork, the leftists are showing their arses, dancing upon Breitbart’s grave all over the Twitterverse. Showing just how intolerant, hateful and disgusting the “tolerant” left in this country is was one of Andrew’s many hobbies, and I can’t help but find it darkly amusing that even in death he’s continuing to whip their arses, exposing them for the slimy, creepy, hate-filled trolls that they truly are. Well done, Andrew! [Emp.M.]

63 comments

  1. 1
    LC MuscleDaddy growls and barks:

    Whoa – just heard this on the radio.

    I just (yesterday?) heard him interviewing w/Hugh Hewitt, talking about all of the ways the Left-on-up-to-the-WH were doing things overtly to strike at people daring to deal w/him.

    Surely that’s a podcast somewhere – I’ll try to find it.

    – MD

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    LC Gladiator growls and barks:

    This comes on the heels of Breitbarts CPAC speech where he stated he had the goods on Obamas past and that he would release them in October. Curious?

    FOIST !

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    LC Jackboot IC/A growls and barks:

    LC Gladiator says:

    Curious?

    Me too. He did have a history of heart problems that was apparently diagnosed last year. Still and all…..

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    LC MuscleDaddy growls and barks:

    Found the podcast of the HH interview – unfortunately, it’s “Premium Content”.

    If anyone can pull this down, it’s worth listening to – particularly given last night’s outcome.

    – MD

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    LC Draco growls and barks:

    WOW…this really came out of left field. DAMN!!

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    LC MaxMomFl growls and barks:

    This is one of those rare moments in life when one weeps real tears for the loss of an individual despite having never personally met them. I feel the loss of a comrade. It is a huge loss.

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    LC Gladiator says:

    This comes on the heels of Breitbarts CPAC speech where he stated he had the goods on Obamas past and that he would release them in October. Curious?

    Not “curious” at all, and if it hasn’t it needs to sound an extreme warning bell. What with everything that has gone on, with the myriad of others that had something that have had “terrible accidents” or whatever, Why In The FUCK is this not grounds for an immediate investigation by ALL of the “alphabet agencies”? :em08:

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    LC Jackboot IC/A @ # 3: :em03: Too many of these “coincidences” to be coincidence.

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    Shaitana growls and barks:

    This stinks to high heaven and if anyone at ALL thinks we believe this ‘natural causes’ BS is stupider than I thought. And thus another warrior is taken out.

    I am torn between grief and horror right now.

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    LC Grammar Czar, G.L.O.R. growls and barks:

    Oh, for cryin’ out loud, people. Someone CAN die of natural causes at age 43. My ex had a heart attack at age 48. Granted, it wasn’t fatal, but it very well COULD have been.

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    LC Light29ID growls and barks:

    LC Grammar Czar, G.L.O.R. @ #:

    Granted, it wasn’t fatal, but it very well COULD have been.

    And Vince Foster tripped and hit his head. Sorry Czar, I don’t buy it. At CPAC he tells the them he has film of Obongo in college and it will be devastating. Then three weeks later he dies of “natural causes” while walking his dog at midnight?

    Bullshit

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    Igor, Imperial Booby growls and barks:

    I’m absolutely flabbergasted, just saw this on the B&R site! My most sincere condolences for his family. I’m given to wonder why God called him home so soon, especially since he was doing a wonderful job Fighting the Good Fight Against the Forces of Evil.

    I don’t hold with the “suspicious circumstances” yet, fellow Rotties, let’s apply the 72-hour rule and check fire. For now. After all, he DID have a heart condition and he was under a LOT of stress. Those two just don’t mix.

  13. 13
    LC Proud Infidel growls and barks:

    Rest in Peace, Mr. Breitbart, and G-d Bless.

    I smell something funny with him passing away like that, it reeks like Vince Foster’s death, it’s just too convenient for B. Hussein 0bama & Co. :em03:

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    Secondmouse growls and barks:

    Sometimes, the light that burns the brightest cannot burn the longest.

    As fearless as he reportedly was, his work had to take a tremendous toll on his health, and with a heart condition, an outcome like this one is always a risk. More information will surely flow over the next few days.

    Tell your family you love them today, and resolve to take a little bit of Andrew’s fierce commitment to the truth with you.

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    BigDogg growls and barks:

    LC MaxMomFl says:

    This is one of those rare moments in life when one weeps real tears for the loss of an individual despite having never personally met them. I feel the loss of a comrade. It is a huge loss.

    Ditto. He was far too young. Freedom has lost a powerful advocate.

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    Emperor Misha I growls and barks:

    First of all: I’m speechless! Literally, totally speechless. I want to say something profound, but I can’t. All I can say is Dear G-d, please welcome Andrew into Your house with open arms and shower him with love for a life well lived, albeit all too short. And please reach out with Your power and lend Your strength to his loved ones, because they surely need it right now. I humbly ask for this in the name of Your Son, Jesus Christ. Amen.

    As to the rest: I’ll be the first one to say that something smells here. As you well know, I’m not a big fan of or believer in “coincidences”, but I also DO know and admit that they DO exist, so if there ever was a time for a 72-hour rule, this would be it. At least as far as I’m concerned. Not to say that I’m sticking my head in the bush here, I’ll be following this very very closely in the days and weeks to come, I’m just not ready to set off the klaxons yet.

    Also, this is Andrew Breitbart and his loved ones, not to mention his organization, that we’re talking about. I’m fair certain that if there is more to this than meets the eye they’re not going to roll over and play dead, if you’ll pardon the expression.

    So let’s see.

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    FrankOK growls and barks:

    43 is too damned young.

    Slan Abhaile.

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    Radical Redneck growls and barks:

    You want to see the vile worthlessness of the left? My friend Jenn’s blog is filled with the nastiest troll droppings. Pricks rejoicing in this tragedy. :em04:

    But, unlike a leftist abomination of a site, you can respond and give them your righteous opinion! :em01:

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    LC Subotai Bahadur, Lord Pao An growls and barks:

    Yes people CAN die young, and of “natural causes”. But the determination of which, by law is governed by certain rules and processes. Here is what I wrote at HOTAIR:

    I have not had time to go through the 10+ pages of comments, so if this is repetitious, please bear with me. I am a retired peace officer [SGT] with 28 years with my last department, and a total of 36 years wearing a badge. When you are an investigator, you look for anomalies, things that do not match.

    1.) Andrew Breitbart died of what has apparently been ruled natural causes at age 43. NO autopsy has been performed, nor has there been time for any forensic examination. [We are still waiting for the formal final findings in the Whitney Houston case.]
    2.) Noting for the record that the normal life span of a male of his age is over 70.
    3.) Coroners/Medical Examiners by practice at least and by statute in many states are required to conduct a full post-mortem and inquest for any suspicious death or death where there is no obvious cause. In my state, unless you die in a hospital from a previously diagnosed cause, a post-mortem is specifically required by statute. [recent change in our law, that is destroying the budgets of the coroners]
    4.) The Los Angeles Medical Examiner’s office is notorious for issuing findings that contradict the evidence to benefit the powerful.
    5.) Andrew Breitbart received scores of threats on a daily basis from the supporters of the Left, was personally responsible for the temporary defunding of the Left’s political vote fraud machine [ACORN], and specifically had announced that he was in possession of pictures and data about Obama’s hitherto secret and deliberately concealed days in college that he was going to release during the presidential campaign.
    6.) This meets the definition of suspicious circumstances, and since there is not a neon light that starts flashing on your forehead saying “natural causes” when that is the cause of death; there should be a post-mortem before any ruling or announcement. Even if it was a heart attack, stroke, or aneurysm; it requires a pathological examination to determine that.
    7.) So from the beginning, we have that huge anomaly. Something ain’t right.
    8.) Being professionally a suspicious soul, I am reminded of the case of a Bulgarian gentleman named Georgi Ivanov Markov; not of the specific means, but the general process. YMMV.

    Subotai Bahadur on March 1, 2012 at 12:45 PM

    The very first announcement contained enough information to raise suspicions. And those suspicions are apparently widespread.

    I will quote my daughter, who I briefed on events when she got up [Breitbart dead, collapsed while walking near home, age 43, already ruled natural causes]:

    “So we’re at that stage already.”

    LC Subotai Bahadur, Lord Pao An

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    LC George, Apocryphal Prophet growls and barks:

    It’s certainly within possibility that it really was natural causes, but my gut reaction upon first reading the news was to reach for the aluminum foil.

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    1idvet growls and barks:

    RIP Andrew.
    Well done indeed.

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    Mark12A growls and barks:

    A few of the people that were alleged to have been involved in a homosexual relationship with Obama mysteriously died before his election. All I can say is that I wouldn’t put it past that asshole for him to have arranged an accident. Usually, a thing is what it is, but there are times…

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    LC Alric growls and barks:

    Resquiat in Pacem, Andrew Breitbart. I can only hope that we can continue your work of exposing the far left for what hateful, bitter little cunts that they are. As long as we’re floating conspiracy theories…I heard one that Breitbart might be faking his death for now in order to gin up a fury of far left hate and then troll them. It would be the greatest instance of trolling in history if it were true.

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    LC Grammar Czar, G.L.O.R. growls and barks:

    One of the articles says that he was treated by paramedics at the scene, and then transported to the hospital, where he died. As he already had heart problems, magnified by major stress, my money is on an MI.

    My ex’s heart attack came out of nowhere. He was healthy, ran nearly every day, went in for regular checkups, didn’t smoke, was not overweight, and yet he suffered an MI…The cause? Stress, mostly, and probably eating a half gallon of ice cream every night for months contributed to it.

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    themandownthehall growls and barks:

    I won’t be so nice Misha. Until proven otherwise, Obama murdered Andrew. Period. He’s done it before, he’ll do it again. Anyone who threatens his power is taken out, either figuratively or, if that’s not possible, literally.

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    LC Grammar Czar, G.L.O.R. growls and barks:

    Emperor Misha I says:

    Unless the head is separated from the body, you can’t say anything for sure about the cause of death until you’ve opened up and taken a look.

    That’s not necessarily true. Suppose the decapitation is port-mortem? (Okay, so I watch too much NCIS. Sue me.)

  27. 27
    LC Gunsniper growls and barks:

    The most common theory is that Hillary Clinton killed him because he was going to release a “shocking” film of Obama in college that will “expose” Obama as a “radical”.

    :em05: Four years of that jugeared asshole’s administration have already proven that.

    Predictably as Swiss clockwork, the leftists are showing their arses, dancing upon Breitbart’s grave all over the Twitterverse. Showing just how intolerant, hateful and disgusting the “tolerant” left in this country is was one of Andrew’s many hobbies, and I can’t help but find it darkly amusing that even in death he’s continuing to whip their arses, exposing them for the slimy, creepy, hate-filled trolls that they truly are. Well done, Andrew!

    I’ve no doubt that he and Saint Peter are laughing like drunken hyenas at the dancing liberal monkeys.
    If it were me I’d ask Moses to part the clouds so I could drop a beer bottle on Helen Thomas’s shriveled head.

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    radioone growls and barks:

    Why would we NOT expect the Left to initiate a “Vince Foster” on Breibart? Look how happy the Left is. They Wanted this, and they Relish the fact he has passed away. IF I expected Anybody, it would be ‘da boyz from Chicago. They got a good thing goin’ with “The Won”.

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    Emperor Misha I growls and barks:

    LC Grammar Czar, G.L.O.R. says:

    That’s not necessarily true. Suppose the decapitation is port-mortem?

    Picking nits, are we Skye? 😉

    Point taken, though. But if the decapitation was post-mortem, it would take a spectacularly inept coroner to not notice the absence of, say, a rather large puddle of blood around the stump of the neck.

  31. 31
    Emperor Misha I growls and barks:

    Jaybear, Colonel of Imperial Ancient Artillery says:

    can we open fire yet?

    bomb squad called to LImbaughs house

    No need to wait. I can’t speak for Rush, but I sure as Hell wouldn’t have hesitated to open fire if it had been my house and I’d happened to be around.

    I keep hearing those ProgNazi pussies screaming about how “my time has come” and how “I’m no longer welcome in this country” because I’m not a ProgNazi.

    What I DON’T hear is the sound of them trying to fucking well MAKE me leave, which I’d actually welcome, seeing as how that would give me a perfectly legal excuse for demonstrating the proper handling of lethal force to them.

    Alligator yaps on hummingbird arses, the whole sorry cowardly lot of them.

    Bring it, you pussies, fucking well BRING it. And bring lots and lots of large black bags with zippers in them too, because you’re going to need them.

    And if you have no intentions of bringing it, you pond scum, then kindly shut up your emasculated, metrosexual, coward pie holes because all you’re providing is an annoying background noise. Your threats pass by me like the idle wind, which I respect not. At all.

    And no, I’m not in the least pretending that you can never defeat me. You might, if nothing else then through sheer force of numbers, but you’re going to have to actually DO it because your lame attempts at intimidation work not at all. I’m not afraid of death itself, it comes to all of us, so I’m sure as Wotan’s left nut not in the least bit afraid of a bunch of smack-talking, latte-quaffing hipsters who wouldn’t know a lethal weapon from a hole in the ground.

  32. 32
    LC George, Apocryphal Prophet growls and barks:

    According to Bill Whittle at the PJTV round table memorial, Andrew Breitbart had had a prior heart attack several months ago, and simply had been private about it with respect to the online sphere. So this didn’t come out the blue, it only looked that way from our perspective. It is highly probable that this is all there is to it.

    Now, it is of course an eminently obvious fact that plenty of people hated Breitbart enough to express their delight at his death. It is plausible to suppose that a fraction of them hated him enough to have been willing to think seriously about having him offed beforehand, and perhaps do some of the work of collecting the kind of data a nefarious individual might find useful. It is true that if either a certain Hungarian Palindrome Gnome or Teh Won’s Apparatus were among those people, there would be more than enough money in play to have the job done professionally. If the target happened to have a prior heart attack on record, that could only make natural causes more credible.

    Alternatively, the man had a heart attack yesterday after having had one last year. Whoever might have wanted him dead didn’t have to do anything. If anyone’s to blame it’s the USDA, for feeding all of us a nutrition model far less healthy than people are in the habit of believing.

    But see, that’s how a conspiracy theory works. Sometimes people are unable to accept that sometimes shit just happens, or maybe they just can’t let go of their initial reaction to an event. When the facts come in, they go through intellectual contortions to avoid revising their belief as much as humanly possible. Given what I knew at the moment I first heard the news, it was perfectly rational to suggest foul play, but sticking to that notion for very much longer, with the available facts as they are, will require an explanation of exponentially increasing length. At some point you have to stop wanking into the conspiracy towel, throw it in the laundry with a double measure of bleach, and then hang it up before you end up writing a 1600 page manifesto.

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    Emperor Misha I growls and barks:

    LC George, Apocryphal Prophet @ #:

    What you said, in spades.

    The difference between somebody keeping an open mind, which is what you should do in the early phases when not much of anything is known, and a conspiracy theorist is that the latter tends to cling obsessively to his or her beliefs even when the available evidence clearly contradicts them.

    It’s not too early to speculate, it is as a matter of fact the time to speculate as nothing is known, but it’s way too bloody early to draw any conclusions either way, because there is nothing to base them on.

    Did Andrew have enough enemies and a history of actions that undeniably hurt them grievously enough to provide motive by the bushel load? No question about it. People have been bumped off for far less than that. But we still know jack squat about means or opportunity, not to mention that the body is barely cold yet so even the actual CoD is an unknown at this point.

    At this point I’m keeping all options open while waiting for intel of the good, solid kind. That’s the way I was taught, that’s the way I am and that’s how I work. As intel rolls in, I’ll pare off, refine and rethink everything, but right now it’s just as idiotic to conclude that it was all innocent as it is to conclude that it wasn’t.

    We simply don’t know enough at this point.

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    LC Gunsniper growls and barks:

    So why the need to kill someone, if the cat is out of the bag? How do you “expose” someone who has already been exposed?

    Uh Deej, that was just some gratuitous snark. In case you haven’t noticed I’m actually on your side regarding this conspiracy thing.

  35. 35
    LC Light29ID growls and barks:

    Then again when you have the “tolerant left” dancing on his grave already you have to wonder whether some out-of-work KGB operative hasn’t found “other employment”.

    Andrew Breitbart is dead

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    LC Grammar Czar, G.L.O.R. growls and barks:

    Shaitana says:

    if anyone at ALL thinks we believe this ‘natural causes’ BS is stupider than I thought

    Then I am happy to consider myself as “stupid” as Bill Whittle. I trust him more than anyone else in the business.

  38. 38

    LC Light29ID @ # 12: Exacatacally. Too “coincidental” to BE coincidence.

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    LC Grammar Czar, G.L.O.R. growls and barks:

    According to Whittle, Andrew had a serious heart attack a few months ago. It’s not uncommon for men who have had a heart attack to have another soon after.

  40. 40
    LC Gunsniper growls and barks:

    I had a cousin on my father’s side of the family who died of a massive heart attack at age 38. He didn’t have any history of heart ailments and he exercised and worked out with weights regularly. Just over a year ago an acquaintance of mine died of heart failure at age 36. His complications were caused by obesity.

    It does happen fellow Rotties and it is tragic but it’s a fact of life.

  41. 41

    A student at the college where I teach had a full blown cardiac failure a month ago, they wheeled her out of here doing full compressions and trying to get her breathing. Kid is 24 years old and healthy as all get out…..

    it does happen

    she’s making a full recovery BTW

  42. 42

    As I read further down the page, and various and sundry stated the “wait and see, it is a conspiracy theory, etc” stuff, the thought returns to me of the air powered umbrella and the ricin pellet. The fact that a “conspiracy theory” is only a theory until it is proven, and many of them have been. Maybe it really was a heart attack, maybe it was just stress. But the timing of it is what tends to make one a touch suspicious.

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    themandownthehall growls and barks:

    Done it before? Really? Like Hillary murdered Vince Foster? Are you a script writer for the X-Files or something? Are you experiencing a fracturing of your reality?

    Well, Hillary didn’t murder him. She and Billy boy had it done…

    No, I was referring to the dead gays that were murdered in Rev Wright’s church right as Obama was getting ready to run. And now they’re bombing Limbaugh. Team Obama has been busy…

    [Fixed the formatting. -Venomous]

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    Library Czar growls and barks:

    When you have a MI at age 75 there is usually a fair degree of collateral circulation so the heart is more likely to survive.

    When you have a MI at age 43 there is little collateral circulation (arteries that grow around injured areas of the heart) that is why at 43 a MI is more likely to be fatal.

    Rest in Peace Good Sir,
    Prayers for your family

  45. 45
    Emperor Misha I growls and barks:

    And again, because I’m obviously not getting my point across here:

    I am NOT saying that Andrew DIDN’T die of natural causes, nor am I saying that he DID because, unlike some apparent members of Miss Cleo’s Psychic Network around here, I recognize that I don’t know squat yet.

    Yes, 43-year-olds sometimes die of heart attacks or other natural causes, I’m quite aware of that. I AM, after all, a medical professional, so don’t try to teach grandma how to suck eggs here, if you please. I have had the misfortune of watching a 14-year-old boy die of an MI and there was nothing “unnatural” about it. I am ALSO aware that sometimes they DON’T. Only time and a thorough investigation will tell and I’ll abide happily by what the FACTS tell me. I don’t have a “preferred outcome” here. I’m just curious and quite unwilling to make a leap of faith here. I keep “what I think” and “what I believe” to church.

    I do want to ask one question though. We have a scenario where a person dies suddenly and, as far as any of us know, unexpectedly, a person who has a lot of enemies and nothing even resembling an investigation has been performed yet. So we have two scenarios (actually more, but we’ll just stick to the two here):

    1) He just had a stroke of bad luck and happened to punch his ticket way earlier than what is normal, “normal” meaning “average”, which is not the same as saying “abnormal never happens”, because anybody with a brain knows that it does.

    2) A guy who was hated with the fury of a thousand suns by a lot of people (try Google if you don’t believe us) which is what is called “motive” if you’ve been sentient for more than three months, suddenly dies, leaving us with the possibility that somebody might have “helped things along a bit”, so to speak.

    What, keeping in mind that nobody KNOWS anything yet, makes one of the two more or less reasonable than the other, exactly? What, keeping the same thing in mind, makes it completely beyond the pale to even entertain that one of the two might be true based on, at this point, no evidence?

    I really want to know. I’m not in law enforcement myself, nor have I ever been, but I was for a long time in something related to it but, still, those of you with actual LEO credentials please correct me if I’m wrong: Isn’t it rather important to keep in mind, when somebody dies all of a sudden, that somebody might have wanted that somebody dead? Or is that just too bloody ridiculous to even consider?

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    the botnet growls and barks:

    LC MaxMomFl @ #:
    I’m right there with you. Today, we lost something special.

    Nuts.

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    LC Jackboot IC/A growls and barks:

    Emperor Misha I says:

    Bring it, you pussies, fucking well BRING it. And bring lots and lots of large black bags with zippers in them too, because you’re going to need them.

    Ya forgot to tell ’em to bring lunch AND supper too.
    Emperor Misha I says:

    actual LEO credentials please correct me if I’m wrong: Isn’t it rather important to keep in mind, when somebody dies all of a sudden, that somebody might have wanted that somebody dead? Or is that just too bloody ridiculous to even consider?

    Damn tootin’ it does. This would be a dead-bang reason for a full Coroner’s Inquest. You’d be a damn fool for not insisting on this.

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    Mao's Dog growls and barks:

    I think you guys are missing the bigger picture here.

    In the last few months:

    Beck – Fired and marginalized
    Napaulatano (sp?) – Fired and marginalized
    Cobert – Threatened? After his Super-pac activities?
    Murdock father and son – being driven out of business, possibly forced to close / sell newspapers?
    Brebrart – Dead of mysterious causes?

    Wow, seems like a lot of strange things happening to media figures lately.

    Who is next? If I was rush I would be hiding in a bomb shelter

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    Tallulah growls and barks:

    Andrew had the heart of a lion.

    BUT I HAVE TO SAY, THERE’S SOMETHING VERY SUSPICIOUS ABOUT THIS.

    Look: he said recently that he has video of Hussein in his college days and will release it —
    He was only 43 years old —
    He had no signs of heart trouble or ill health —
    He was outside at around midnight, walking by himself —

    The police have no business pronouncing IMMEDIATELY that he died of “natural causes.” I mean, WTF???

    Well, all that’s at stake is the leadership of the world’s only SUPERPOWER: nothing that anyone would kill for, ya know? some guy who was making a noise and possibly jeopardizing that?

    Remember the gay men in Hussein’s Trinity Church Choir who were mysteriously murdered –shot in the back of the head — right before the 2008 campaign got underway? The choir director’s mother (70s) who declared that her son was murdered by BO’s minions?

    This immediate pronunciamento that Andrew died of “natural causes” stinks like the State’s immediate pronouncements that “there was no [moslem] terrorism involved” in every terrorist incident. Well, I’d only believe it if they conducted an actual investigation, with Joe Arpaio leading the charge.

    But I’m not holding my breath.

    God, what a terrible loss. First to his family, then to his country.

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    Tallulah growls and barks:

    Now that I’ve read the posts, I see I’m not alone in WANTING AN INVESTIGATION.

    That, at least, has to be done.

    Bill Whittle seems like a Nice Man, but hey, he didn’t do an autopsy. He knows a fact that makes it likelier that Andrew died of a heart attack, but it’s not proof.

    Yet.

    For that, we need a full post mortem. I hope his wife is up to the strain. (If I were she, I would insist on it, just in case. . . .)

    Either way, this man’s death is a huge loss to America. I hope his colleagues can carry on with Big Hollywood et al. with the same vigor.

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    Emperor Misha I growls and barks:

    OK, Deej, I’m going to leave it at that, because trying to tell you what I’m actually saying as opposed to what you’ve decided what I am saying is getting a bit tedious, to say the very least. So, by all means, continue to believe that you know better than I do what I’m saying, because I’ve run out of patience trying to word it so that you might understand.

    Bottom line is this: Neither you nor I know what happened because the facts aren’t out yet, for the very simple reason that they can’t be. These things take time.

    My position is that since I don’t have the facts, I don’t know whether this was foul play or not. I’m open to either until enough actual, verifiable facts come out to prove either A or B wrong.

    Your position is that since you don’t have the facts, you already know exactly what happened.

    Fine.

    Be that way, Miss Cleo.

    I, for my part, like evidence, but obviously you’re too omniscient to need to bother with that sort of thing.

    Good for you, O L-rd.

    Thatisall.

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    Cannon Fodder growls and barks:

    I found out yesterday morning while laying in the bed surfing the tube. I accidentally poked in the numbers for C-SPAN of all things. There was some rep standing there talking about MLK,jr. I started wondering when they started reruns on this channel when he picked up a poster sized picture of a guy sitting on a white couch. I said to myself, “Is that Andrew Breitbart?” Really wondering where this was going after the talk about MLK,jr. Then he said Andrew had died. My first thought was this has to be some alternate reality the liberals have thrust upon us with some new technology. But apparently he is gone all the same, alternate reality or not. I am saddened that we have lost him and my heart really goes out to his family. His inspiration will be missed. We must hope that there is an individual out there with Andrew’s vision to carry on his good work. Godspeed Andrew ……

  53. 53
    LC Gunsniper growls and barks:

    Let’s try a little common sense here, shall we? Do you think killing Breitbart is going to stop the release of some mysterious video expose? Obviously Breitbart didn’t film it himself, someone else did. He didn’t edit it himself, someone else did. His death is not going to stop it from being released in October as Breitbart promised either.

    Looks like theOctober Surprisewill come early this year.

  54. 54
    LC Xystus growls and barks:

    Alligator yaps on hummingbird arses, the whole sorry cowardly lot of them.

    An expression worth remembering.

  55. 55
    LC Grammar Czar, G.L.O.R. growls and barks:

    Tallulah says:

    BUT I HAVE TO SAY, THERE’S SOMETHING VERY SUSPICIOUS ABOUT THIS.

    Look: he said recently that he has video of Hussein in his college days and will release it –
    He was only 43 years old –
    He had no signs of heart trouble or ill health –
    He was outside at around midnight, walking by himself –

    The police have no business pronouncing IMMEDIATELY that he died of “natural causes.” I mean, WTF???

    First, yes, he was only 43. My ex was “only” 48 when he had his (luckily unfatal) MI.
    Second, yes, he DID have a history of heart trouble, only recently having had a serious heart attack. It’s not uncommon for a second heart attack to occur close on the heels of the first one. I really don’t think Whittle would lie about such a thing.
    Third, yes, he was walking home, alone, at night. So what? People do that. From what I read, his home was close to the bar, and maybe he was wanting to get a little exercise. You’ve never walked your dog at night, or gone for a moonlit stroll?
    Fourth, no one said absolutely that it was natural causes. They said it appeared to be natural causes, meaning, as I see it, there were no immediate indicators of foul play.

    It’s possible that someone murdered him, but Misha asked which was more likely? I’d say that since he’d already had one heart attack, it was more likely that he died from a second one. Article today says that a post-mortem is going to be done, so that should help things calm down a bit.

    You people are starting to sound like truthers.

  56. 56
    Elephant Man growls and barks:

    I am reminded of Andrew Breitbart’s comments after the death of Senator Kennedy, and the many comments here. How ironic.

    I remember all the wailing and seething coming from The Left because ‘The Lion of The Senate” wasn’t getting the proper respect and reverence from The Right when he passed away.

    You’d think that The Left would take “the high road” and lead by example after all their past complaining and squealing.

    Then again, who needs “the high road” when you can administer some payback.

    In the mind of your typical Leftist, it’s ok to trash Breitbart because after all, look what he said about Ted when he died!

    Going forward, I expect the next liberal icon to be trashed by The Right when he/she/it dies and people will remark that it’s ok because after all, look what he/she/it said about Andy Breitbart when he died!

    I’m just surprised that anyone would expect anything different.

  57. 57
    Elephant Man growls and barks:

    I’d elaborate on my previous comment but my X-567 Rocket Transport is boarding.

    I’m about to go on another daring sooper sekret adventure at the Halliburton Climate Change Complex on Planet Neutro…..uh oh….I’ve said too much.

    No worries. It’s not like men in dark suits and sunglasses will snatch me up and ha

  58. 58
    DarkStar growls and barks:

    DarkStar says:

    In fact teddy was more interested in getting an alibi established he even tried to save MaryJo.

    It should read: “In fact Teddy-boy was more interested in establishing an alibi that he NEVER even tried to save MaryJo.”

  59. 59
    Lc ORWN engine builder for Rottie Racing growls and barks:

    HMMM? not really sure what happened there.. :em08:

    [No worries, ORWN. Gotcha covered. -Venomous]

  60. 60
    Elephant Man growls and barks:

    The purpose of college is to not only educate, but to expand one’s horizons through critical thinking — something a lot of modern-day conservatives sorely lack.

    So Marxist indoctrination is now called “expanding one’s horizons”?

    That’s good to know.

    I’ve had trouble keeping up with the latest code ever since I lost my Acme Brand Liberal Decoder/Mood Ring. 😆

  61. 61
    Alan K. Henderson growls and barks:

    DarkStar @ #:

    There is a difference between celebrating a death and criticizing the deceased, as illustrated by my own obit for ted Kennedy, which does the latter (and lightly so) and not the former.

    Many Americans will remember the “Lion of the Senate” the way a mauled gazelle remembers a real-life lion. Politically, he will always be known first for supporting the vast array of entitlement programs that are bankrupting us.

    One has to look hard to find major issues on which Kennedy was on the correct side. He did vote for the 1964 Civil Rights Act and the 1965 Voting Rights Act. Reason’s Nick Gillespie points out something a bit more recent:

    During the 1970s, Kennedy was instrumental in deregulating the interstate trucking industry and airline ticket prices, two innovations that have vastly improved the quality of life in America even as—or more precisely, because—they pushed power out of D.C. and into the pocketbooks of everyday Americans. We are incalculably richer and better off because something like actual prices replaced regulatory fiat in trucking and flying.

    Condolences to his family.

    I could have been a lot harsher and mentioned Chappaquiddick, Bork, and the American efforts to preserve Communism in Nicaragua.

  62. 62
    LC Gunsniper growls and barks:

    Mel Gibson is around here somewhere, isn’t he?

    Yep. He’s playing canasta with Richard Belzer, Jesse Ventura and the “Bush stole the election” crowd.

    😉

  63. 63
    Tallulah growls and barks:

    I’m not saying “Bill Whittle is a liar.” Nowhere in my post.

    BUT.

    He doesn’t KNOW how Andrew died. He knows the guy had a dicky heart, so it’s a plausible guess that he died of natural causes.

    But we don’t KNOW that yet.

    As far as the question of “why kill just Andrew if you want the tapes to be suppressed?” It’s traditional (as in, throughout human history) to kill one of the opposition to scare the shit out of the rest of them: “pour encourager les autres.”

    Look at their M.O.: blackball Limbaugh from the NFL (“if we can do this to you, we can yank your little radio show, too”); kneecapping Rupert Murdoch in the UK and threatening to gut him in the US; taking down Canadian conservative press baron Conrad Black; etc. Now Roger Ailes has told his Fox News troops to “tone it down” and swing more to the center politically.

    They’ve served notice from the beginning that they’ll stick at nothing to take absolute power — and that’s their game, getting absolute power. And they play a very long game.

    The stakes? Control of the world’s only hyperpower, and the defeat of the Great Example of Freedom. That’s all.

    But hey, “it would never occur to these powder puffs to off a guy from California who’s been a pain in their ass. That would be going too far.” Riiight. Read a bit of history if you haven’t lately; convenient deaths are a staple of the story.

    I don’t believe in coincidences — especially not when they are related to this criminal regime. http://www.prisonplanet.com/breitbart-wait-til-they-see-what-happens-march-1st.html