March 01, 2013

Arlene Mae Breitbart, RIP
— Ace

Today is the anniversary of Andrew's death.

Two days ago, his mother died.

Arlene was a loving and devoted wife, mother, grandmother and friend. She was also a pioneer, having been the first female trust officer made vice president at Bank of America.

A year of loss for the Breitbart family. I'm not a praying man but I'll make an exception.

Andrew was fond of telling me he "only read the comments" here. He liked me, but he loved you guys.

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The largest compliment Breitbart could give someone was, "He's a warrior." All men respect guts, and Breitbart more than most men.

I think on this anniversary of his death we should honor him -- and ourselves -- by seeking to be Warriors. And not just in politics, though certainly that was where Breitbart encouraged it the most frequently.

Breitbart himself lived a brave life, confident in himself, always questioning and always questing. He made himself bigger than life by living as outrageously as he could.

He always had big plans -- Breitbart notoriously had five other plans cooking on his stove when he was talking to you about one -- and I think he had an idea, intuitively perhaps, but perhaps arrived at by conscious probing, that there's more to life that what we're given.

Politically he revolted openly at the media-Democratic prison -- he wasn't here to meekly take the scraps the media-Democratic complex had seen fit to offer, he was here to demand his right to a proper meal.

And I think that sense informed every part of him. He wasn't on this earth to take what little the material world was offering him; he was here to insist upon more.

He was a big man, but his spirit was gigantic.

There aren't many like him. The world couldn't hold too many like him.

He would have made an outstanding Pirate.

I like to imagine that somewhere in the next world, Andrew's causing someone some amount of trouble.

"I Can't Stand To Say Goodbye:" John Ondrasik of Five For Fighting wrote a song for Andrew's funeral (in three days). He performed it there. He's posted the demo track at Breitbart.com.

Posted by: Ace at 07:00 AM | Comments (235)
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1 God bless you Breitbart clan....safety and happiness to you and yours....

Posted by: sven10077 at March 01, 2013 07:01 AM (LRFds)

2 #RIP Andrew - LYLT

Posted by: MG at March 01, 2013 07:01 AM (Km6fn)

3 Sad day indeed. RIP both of you....

Posted by: Hello, it's me Donna let it burn really.really bummed at March 01, 2013 07:01 AM (9+ccr)

4 RIP Arlene

Posted by: Jackj at March 01, 2013 07:01 AM (4WesI)

5 Ace I suspect he adored you and was merely using his good PR on us....

he's missed you'll recall I dreamt of you two formally allying?

Maybe we can carry on his dream more formally?

Posted by: sven10077 at March 01, 2013 07:02 AM (LRFds)

6 Thank you Arlene, for a fine son and a well lived life.

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet is no longer shamelessly hawking his book Amy Lynn available on amazon. at March 01, 2013 07:03 AM (l86i3)

7

The loss of Breitbart wasn't just a loss for his family, it was a loss for America. He never wavered, he never backed down. He was truly a warrior.

RIP Andrew Breitbart.

Posted by: maddogg at March 01, 2013 07:03 AM (OlN4e)

8

Should read "Two days ago" at the link...

But thank you, Ace.  Breitbart was a warrior, indeed.

Posted by: Uncle Jefe at March 01, 2013 07:04 AM (25KoS)

9 Not to change the subject. But everyone needs to read the top story at the Daily Caller today.

A Obama fundraiser is buying up all the major pro Gun/2nd Amendment media outlets including Guns and Ammo magazine and the Outdoor network. And is paring them to the bone on purpose

Posted by: Jackj at March 01, 2013 07:04 AM (4WesI)

10 Hard for me to explain how deeply I felt the loss of someone I never even met. He was clearly an unusual man and it seems his mother had a lot to do with that.

Posted by: Pug Mahon at March 01, 2013 07:05 AM (K+mtQ)

11 God bless his family. I still remember seeing the first reports of his death and my immediate response was you better have told your wife you were internet faking your own death, Andrew. And then and then and then.

Posted by: alexthechick - Bring the SMOD at March 01, 2013 07:05 AM (VtjlW)

12 Good article on Andrew Breitbart, and how he operated

The Art of #War

http://tinyurl.com/cu7soe8

Damn, we miss him and need him more than ever

RIP, Arlene Breitbart

Posted by: kbdabear at March 01, 2013 07:05 AM (mCvL4)

13 I can't believe I'll never have the opportunity to buy that guy a beer.

Posted by: Warden at March 01, 2013 07:06 AM (0DlnM)

14
A Obama fundraiser is buying up all the major pro Gun/2nd Amendment media outlets including Guns and Ammo magazine and the Outdoor network. And is paring them to the bone on purpose

Posted by: Jackj at March 01, 2013 12:04 PM (4WesI)

 

 

 

 

Hes an idiot. He will just make room for the replacements and lose millions. Fool.

Posted by: maddogg at March 01, 2013 07:06 AM (OlN4e)

15 Very nice, Ace. Well said. What a friggen loss.

Posted by: mare at March 01, 2013 07:06 AM (A98Xu)

16 I told my wife at the beginning of 2012 that it was gonna be a bad year


psychic, I was

Posted by: DOA in Scrambletown, FLA at March 01, 2013 07:07 AM (Dll6b)

17 Andrew was a huge loss for our side. A true warrior for good.

Posted by: Jackj at March 01, 2013 07:07 AM (4WesI)

18 >>>"he wasn't here to meekly take the scraps the media-Democratic complex had seen fit to offer, he was here to demand his right to a meal." Just perfect. Thank you, ace. I just got a little choked up, here. I don't know why that came out sounding sarcastic, I'm genuinely moved.

Posted by: Eaton Cox at March 01, 2013 07:08 AM (q177U)

19 I sincerely feel we are disappointing him. We could so much better. I know we can.

Posted by: soothsayer at March 01, 2013 07:08 AM (NNTrd)

20 Yeah, AtC, I remember thinking the same thing that day.  What a shock to find out it was real.  I do miss him....and so far, there doesn't seem to be anyone out there who has replaced him.  Not saying there won't be but......



RIP Arlene......

Posted by: Tami[/i] at March 01, 2013 07:08 AM (X6akg)

21 Andrew was fond of telling me he "only read the comments" here. He liked me, but he loved you guys.

The feeling is mutual. No higher compliment can come to us than that one.

I loved Andrew's joking that one of his plans was to steal us Morons away from Ace

He was joking, right?

Posted by: kbdabear at March 01, 2013 07:09 AM (mCvL4)

22 The highjacking of the Weiner press conference was one of the greatest media moments of all time. Warrior is a perfect description.

Posted by: Gristle Encased Head at March 01, 2013 07:09 AM (+lsX1)

23 Rest in peace, Andrew and Arlene. 'Hope his family is hurting a little less as each day passes.

Posted by: Y-not at March 01, 2013 07:10 AM (5H6zj)

24 Not one to usually comment, but nice job Ace. This is one of my favorite blogs, and this post is one of the reasons why.

Posted by: E at March 01, 2013 07:10 AM (NV+8q)

25

RIP and thank you Mrs. Breitbart.

God bless the Breitbart family.  Redeye's 3/2/12 tribute to Andrew is still on my DVR.  Can't bring myself to delete it.  Will watch it again tonight.

Posted by: Hoplite Housewife at March 01, 2013 07:10 AM (qtKqj)

26 Never met the man, just read his book. I loved his approach to life and the ease by which he would handle conflict. The man knew that the only way to deal with bullies is to stand your ground and hit back hard enough to get your point across.

Posted by: NR Pax at March 01, 2013 07:10 AM (1ml8s)

27 I'll never forget the day of that Anthony Weiner press conference.  I saw Breitbart on TV and said in comments something like, "Wow, he's doing a press conference at the same time of Anthony Weiner's.  Guy's got balls." 

Then someone told me it was Weiner's press conference. 

Oh My God.  Who else could do that?

Posted by: rdbrewer at March 01, 2013 07:11 AM (Iyg03)

28 14. Good point. My mother is so irate about Obamacare, that she finally dumped her Costco membership the other day. She found out that the CEO was one of Obama's biggest fundraisers. She also is going to dump AARP.

She finally woke up, as a Good Morning america and MSM news watcher for life, she finally woke up

Posted by: Jackj at March 01, 2013 07:11 AM (4WesI)

29 Well done, Ace.

Posted by: Aquaviva at March 01, 2013 07:11 AM (N+5MV)

30 Listening to the SCOAMF on TV, disgusted..clicked on AOSHQ and read about Andrew. Suddenly, I feel a little bit encouraged. Wonderful remembrance, Ace. Thank you.

Posted by: Jypsea Rose is @AmericanGypsea at March 01, 2013 07:11 AM (dDQqO)

31 I loved how Andrew knew how the Mean Girls Media operated and knew their next five steps before they did

Breitbart played Five Dimensional Chess while the MSM was playing See N Say


Posted by: kbdabear at March 01, 2013 07:12 AM (mCvL4)

32 Bank of America, original name: Bank of Italy, IIRC.

Posted by: maddogg at March 01, 2013 07:12 AM (OlN4e)

33 "I like to imagine that somewhere in the next world, Andrew's causing someone some amount of trouble."

But only if they deserve it.  Like the media's supposed to do.

Posted by: Long-time Commenter, First-time Reader at March 01, 2013 07:12 AM (v5lxX)

34 What these liberals tend to forget is that our side is not sheep.

Buying up "our" TV shows, channels, an our guns/ammos magazines?

Good luck with that! We'll just shift to a newer resource.

The AARP learned a costly lesson during Obamacare for its unwavering support...hell gun manufacturers that sided with Clinton on the original AWB learned a costly lesson.

We might have to suffer under their government, but in the private free market we're still in charge of our own path.

We adapt as needed.

The left can buy up everything they want...sooner or later their time is going to come and having "our" TV channels and magazines isn't going to protect them when the SHTF.

Posted by: H Badger at March 01, 2013 07:13 AM (n/0Nw)

35 Among my heros are Gen. Chuck Yeager, Maj. Dick Winters and Andrew Breitbart...

I still can't get over the fact that AB died so young, so suddenly...and its hard not to think he was killed by people loyal to the regime (see Vince Foster).

Posted by: Tony253 at March 01, 2013 07:13 AM (PryWG)

36 Saw him speak in Anaheim before the 2010 elections. One of the things he talked about is that we all have the tools to confront the media, to make them react. He had every one of us raise our cell phones, most of which can record audio and video, and some upload directly to places like YouTube. This is it: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VFp9XvgV0iI#t=3m30s

Posted by: Stephen Price Blair at March 01, 2013 07:13 AM (QF8uk)

37 Andrew knew how to argue with Leftists. You never heard Andrew get bogged down in minutiae, nor did you hear him recant droll talking points. Andrew knew exactly how to push the Left's buttons.

Posted by: soothsayer at March 01, 2013 07:14 AM (+7i2c)

38 What a great picture. 

RIP, Mrs. Breitbart.  Hug your son for us.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at March 01, 2013 07:14 AM (UOM48)

39 Sad day. We lost a true patriot and warrior for the good guys.

Posted by: TheQuietMan at March 01, 2013 07:14 AM (1Jaio)

40 Hi Andrew!   We sure miss you.

Posted by: RUReadingthis at March 01, 2013 07:14 AM (V92KK)

41 19. Sooth, many Americans are just to depressed to fight these days. We see GOP leadership in D.C become Jelly fish, Boehner and Cantor breaking the Haesert Rule. We see Tea Party congressman voting with the left, We see Governors caving to medicaid.

We need a second coming of Reagan. He was the last decent leader the GOP has had, and that ended in 1988

Posted by: Jackj at March 01, 2013 07:15 AM (4WesI)

42 He is sorely missed. He was practically the only conservative that knew how to actually fight and win in the media.

Posted by: Witchfinder at March 01, 2013 07:15 AM (pLTLS)

43

I keep remembering Breitbart's dinner with Bill Ayers and Bernadette Dorn over at their place, the result of winning a raffle prize or some such thing.

 

Breitbart complimenting the cook: "This dish is the BOMB, Bill."

Posted by: troyriser at March 01, 2013 07:15 AM (vtiE6)

44 32 Bank of America, original name: Bank of Italy, IIRC. Posted by: maddogg at March 01, 2013 12:12 PM (OlN4e) Wasn't it started in San Francisco, start of the last century after a major fire?

Posted by: Jypsea Rose is @AmericanGypsea at March 01, 2013 07:15 AM (dDQqO)

45 NIce post, Ace and thanks, Andy.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at March 01, 2013 07:16 AM (Uhg6n)

46 41 jackJ,

maybe...of course maybe the key is to "be Reagan" Reagan was not aa genius in many fields he was a logical thinker and good executive.

Something must be done.

Posted by: sven10077 at March 01, 2013 07:16 AM (LRFds)

47

 

I met Breitbart here in the Motor City last year when he spoke at a fundraiser a few weeks before he passed on. We spoke about a few things, including the AOS commenting crew. When he took the floor, he hinted at some of the plans he had, and covered an upcoming bombshell he planned on dropping.

 

It was a pretty good night overall.


Damn,.I do miss him.

Posted by: MisterMoney at March 01, 2013 07:18 AM (wN82N)

48 Wasn't it started in San Francisco, start of the last century after a major fire?

Posted by: Jypsea Rose is @AmericanGypsea at March 01, 2013 12:15 PM (dDQqO)

 

 

I believe it was.

Posted by: maddogg at March 01, 2013 07:18 AM (OlN4e)

49

" STOP RAPING PEOPLE "  Classic Breibart

 

I hope him and his mother are together and ejoying one another.

 

What a loss. It still makes me sad.

 

Rock on AB

Posted by: The Jackhole at March 01, 2013 07:18 AM (nTgAI)

50 >>>He liked me, but he loved you guys.

You just had to say that.

God I miss him.

Posted by: MikeTheMoose Now With More DOOM! at March 01, 2013 07:20 AM (0q2P7)

51 This post  reminds me that a big pair of shoes remains unfilled

Posted by: Jones in CO at March 01, 2013 07:20 AM (8sCoq)

52 48 Wasn't it started in San Francisco, start of the last century after a major fire?Posted by: Jypsea Rose is @AmericanGypsea at March 01, 2013 12:15 PM (dDQqO) I believe it was. Posted by: maddogg at March 01, 2013 12:18 PM (OlN4e) 1906 earthquake/fire

Posted by: BignJames at March 01, 2013 07:20 AM (j7iSn)

53 46. Well said Sven. The thing that depresses me most is the Haesert  rule, and the fact that Boner allows votes without a GOP majority. 201 Dems and 17 Rino's can pass any bill. 217 Republicans can vote no on any bill, and it still can be passed. Just pathetic.

What scares me that there has not been a revolt in the House

Posted by: Jackj at March 01, 2013 07:21 AM (4WesI)

54 God bless you, Arlene Mae.   Rest in peace.     And please     say hello to your son for    all   of us still   here on earth, and let him know he's dearly missed.

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Assault Hobbit [/i][/u][/b] at March 01, 2013 07:21 AM (4df7R)

55

11 -

 

I still think it's not inappropriate to point out that IF the left wanted to destroy the right,  and wanted to start killing off  their biggest threats prior to the '12 elections, it's hard to think of anyone higher on the list than Andrew Breitbart.

 

Maybe that's just coincidence.  There certainly hasn't been any evidence otherwise, but good spies and assassins don't leave evidence behind, so...

Posted by: BurtTC at March 01, 2013 07:21 AM (TOk1P)

56

I'll always remember where I was when I was told of his passing.

 

RIP, Mother and Son.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy, who did not vote for this shit. at March 01, 2013 07:21 AM (+z4pE)

57 I remember hearing the awful news about Breitbart and coming here immediately. 

I still can't believe he's gone. 

Posted by: Jane D'oh at March 01, 2013 07:22 AM (UOM48)

58 And as a proactive warning to all the trolls who will no doubt appear here to besmirch AB's name today:   all of you can fuck off and die.  You're not worthy to polish the man's shoes, let alone his mother's.

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Assault Hobbit [/i][/u][/b] at March 01, 2013 07:24 AM (4df7R)

59 A wonderful tribute, but then you have to go and dishonor Breitbart's memory by posting a song from Goodbye Cruel World

It's like farting at a funeral.

Posted by: Jeff B. at March 01, 2013 07:25 AM (bcLhD)

60 32 Bank of America, original name: Bank of Italy, IIRC.

Posted by: maddogg at March 01, 2013 12:12 PM (OlN4e)


You do recall correctly.  Founded by AP Giannini in San Francisco.  I used to work on the 51st floor of that building. 

Posted by: kathysaysso at March 01, 2013 07:25 AM (6H6o8)

61 Andrew is sorely missed, he was irreplaceable. Not only was he one of the few to stand up to the corrupt and vile collusion of the media and democrat party, he had a sense of righteousness about it. And he was right, the man was a towering crusader for justice, and the decent ordinary Americans besieged in a utterly corrupted political system that marginalized and destroyed American values. He upended the media's phony democrat-sourced narratives time and again in ways that helped waken the somnambulant (aka LIVs). BUt he did it with a sense of style and friendliness that is unparalleled. Who can forget the roller-blading around the progressive-rent-a-mob, exposing their corruption and hypocrisy, or the questioning of another progressive rent-a-mob drones protesting for tolerance that quickly devolved into them attacking him for being gay. Too funny. The man was a sterling provocateur, intellect, and crusader for justice. The loss still hurts - do you think Obama would have had so easy a re-election with Andrew on the case? Neither do I...

Posted by: Sequester Liberation Front... at March 01, 2013 07:26 AM (b2xYu)

62 I love wearing my breitbart shirt on campus and calling out professors on their bullshit. Hope Andrew would be proud.

Posted by: Twig at March 01, 2013 07:27 AM (tLQ2U)

63 Rest in Peace, Arlene. Give Andrew a hug from all of us. What a loss.

Posted by: Jumbo Shrimp at March 01, 2013 07:27 AM (DGIjM)

64

59 -

 

At long last, something on which we agree. 

Posted by: BurtTC at March 01, 2013 07:27 AM (TOk1P)

65 We need more warriors like Andrew Breitbart. He is missed. I also pray for Mrs. Breitbart's family that they will be comforted in this time of loss. Ace, that was a beautiful tribute to a great man.

Posted by: chique d'afrique (the artist formerly known as african chick) at March 01, 2013 07:27 AM (6zgse)

66 ...and its hard not to think he was killed by people loyal to the regime

Yea, I can't help putting on my Tin Foil Hat on that subject...

Posted by: Paladin at March 01, 2013 07:28 AM (ycm4Q)

67

Okay, ace ...

I'll be a Warrior.  But on two conditions:

1)  I'm not coming out to play.
2)  No vests. 

_

Posted by: BumperStickerisrt at March 01, 2013 07:28 AM (J8DGo)

68

Thank you, Ace.

Posted by: Mama AJ at March 01, 2013 07:28 AM (SUKHu)

69 Well Boehner just came out and said no new Revenues to the Manchurian candidate.

Will that hold? Who knows

Posted by: Jackj at March 01, 2013 07:28 AM (4WesI)

70 Telling Bills Ayers that his cooking is "the Bomb" Funny and in your face. Way to go, Andrew.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at March 01, 2013 07:29 AM (Uhg6n)

71 I love wearing my breitbart shirt on campus and calling out professors on their bullshit. Hope Andrew would be proud.

Posted by: Twig at March 01, 2013 12:27 PM (tLQ2U)

 

I am absolutely sure he     is.

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Assault Hobbit [/i][/u][/b] at March 01, 2013 07:29 AM (4df7R)

72 Haha, I love that pic of Andrew pointing to the Comments thingy. That was a beautiful tribute, ace, and a good reminder that we all need to Be Breitbart.

Posted by: stace, #WAR at March 01, 2013 07:29 AM (m+UHL)

73 I still have images of him roller-blading.  Lol.  The Rolling Warrior.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at March 01, 2013 07:29 AM (UOM48)

74 the song contains very apropros lyrics.

"And I'm up while the dawn is breaking

even though my heart is aching

I --

should be drinking a toast

to absent friends

instead of these comedians."

Not YOU when I say comedians.  I mean Chuck Todd and all the scoundrels remaining.

Posted by: ace at March 01, 2013 07:30 AM (LCRYB)

75 Breitbart always had a gleam in his eye.  I got the impression that he never slept, never slowed down. 

Posted by: kathysaysso at March 01, 2013 07:30 AM (6H6o8)

76

I like to imagine that somewhere in the next world, Andrew's causing someone some amount of trouble.

 

I like to think he's still enjoing the comments here.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy, who did not vote for this shit. at March 01, 2013 07:30 AM (+z4pE)

77 Andrew passing, and Turncoat John Roberts were the lowest moments of 2012, sans the Election.

Posted by: Jackj at March 01, 2013 07:30 AM (4WesI)

78 This post needs that Weiner press conference video. Talk about one hell of an epitaph, I'd consider myself lucky to do something 1/1000th as awesome.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at March 01, 2013 07:31 AM (TIIx5)

79 The tribute that Gutfeld gave him last year was very moving, and I had something in my eyes.

I'll bet Gutfeld mentions him again today.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at March 01, 2013 07:31 AM (UOM48)

80 Breitbart was one of a kind, indeed.  A sad loss. 

And his mom must've been a real character to have achieved what she did and also raise someone like Andrew.

May both their memories be eternal.

Posted by: Herr Morgenholz at March 01, 2013 07:31 AM (szUf0)

81 The Breitbart highjacking: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eIJRyJkQXyc

Posted by: Gristle Encased Head at March 01, 2013 07:32 AM (+lsX1)

82 Yea, I can't help putting on my Tin Foil Hat on that subject... Posted by: Paladin at March 01, 2013 12:28 PM (ycm4Q) especially w/ what happened to the coroner

Posted by: ghostofhallelujah at March 01, 2013 07:32 AM (XvrTA)

83 @67 Yeah but really, you should still go with a baseball theme.

Posted by: Jack the Terrible at March 01, 2013 07:32 AM (fFpLz)

84 78 This post needs that Weiner press conference video.



Yes.  I remember how fucking awesome that presser was.  Jaw-dropping awesome.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at March 01, 2013 07:32 AM (UOM48)

85 81 The Breitbart highjacking The Apotheosis of St. Breitbart, in my mind.

Posted by: Brother Cavil, the future Pope Ampersand I at March 01, 2013 07:33 AM (GBXon)

86 uh oh-- horsemeat at Taco Bell


@ drudge

Posted by: Jones in CO at March 01, 2013 07:34 AM (8sCoq)

87 Wonderful tribute, Ace.

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at March 01, 2013 07:34 AM (C8mVl)

88 that Anthony Weiner pres conference was the greatest thing I have ever witnessed.

Posted by: Jumbo Shrimp at March 01, 2013 07:34 AM (DGIjM)

89

especially w/ what happened to the coroner

 

Convenient, that was.

 

Regardless, Andrew would want us to be calm and carry on.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy, who did not vote for this shit. at March 01, 2013 07:34 AM (+z4pE)

90 I added the Hijacking video in the Pirate line.

good suggestion.

Posted by: ace at March 01, 2013 07:34 AM (LCRYB)

91 uh oh-- horsemeat at Taco Bell

****

Has anybody seen John Kerry lately?

Posted by: WalrusRex at March 01, 2013 07:34 AM (Hx5uv)

92 >>>and I had something in my eyes.

F*KING DUST! DAMMIT!

Posted by: MikeTheMoose Now With More DOOM! at March 01, 2013 07:34 AM (0q2P7)

93 He was a big man, but his spirit was gigantic.

There aren't many like him. The world couldn't hold too many like him. 


He was a unique combination of brains, street smarts, impeccable instincts, humor, self-confidence, and most of all, he had BALLS

Very few if any of us can fill those shoes, we're not wired for it nor do we have his unique blend of skills and creative mind

But his words and lessons can be learned by all of us. We can know from his life that you can fight City Hall, it can be done. It won't be done all at once, Andrew knew that as we lost by increments, we would have to regain our freedoms by increments, one small victory and many defeats at a time

Posted by: kbdabear at March 01, 2013 07:35 AM (mCvL4)

94 >>>the song contains very apropros lyrics.

It does, actually.  But god that version is so intolerably awful.  Costello thought so too: he immediately remade it as an acoustic version (which you can find as a bonus track on the 2-CD reissues of one of the later albums).  Shoulda posted that one instead.

Nevertheless, I'm just busting your balls.  I know why you posted it, and I was pretty sure that was the lyric you were referring to.

Posted by: Jeff B. at March 01, 2013 07:35 AM (bcLhD)

95

Only one like him. Peace to his family.

Posted by: Bosk at March 01, 2013 07:36 AM (QkFee)

96 I remember hearing it, and then coming here for confirmation.  Then just being... lost, for the rest of the day and several days after.  The world was definitely a better place with him in it. 

Posted by: Rhohon at March 01, 2013 07:36 AM (DCZeI)

97 #77 - "Andrew passing, and Turncoat John Roberts were the lowest moments of 2012, sans the Election." I think Andrew's death was far worse than Roberts' cowardice and Oblamer re-election, terrible and damaging to the country as they are. Andrew was only in his early 40s, and had in a few years so upset the DMM collusion with the democrat party, it was certain that it was only a matter of time before he crashed the whole rotten edifice. Now, not so much - they're even more brazen in their corrupt shilling for the democrats and the country's rapidly circling the bowl.

Posted by: Sequester Liberation Front... at March 01, 2013 07:37 AM (cFr3V)

98 uh oh-- horsemeat at Taco Bell I did not need to see that story. ...that was yesterday's lunch.

Posted by: Brother Cavil, the future Pope Ampersand I at March 01, 2013 07:37 AM (GBXon)

99 What a beautifully written tribute to Andrew, Ace. You captured everything that was uniquely interesting, exciting, and captivating about him with your words. I haven't lost many people in my life just my grandmother and I pray for her at Mass every time. I actually pray for Andrew too and it seems weird to me that I do bc I didn't even know him. I guess I just still feel his loss.

Posted by: L, elle at March 01, 2013 07:38 AM (0PiQ4)

100 His mom looks a little like Lady Thatcher. But happier. RIP Arlene. Great writeup ace. I'm sure Andrew loved you as much as the commenters

Posted by: Schwalbe: The Me-262© at March 01, 2013 07:38 AM (UU0OF)

101 I always thought Breitbart was more of a threat to the regime than Rush or Faux News

Posted by: ghostofhallelujah at March 01, 2013 07:38 AM (XvrTA)

102 Ace, the reason Andrew visited your site and enjoyed the comments is the same reason as everyone else, whether we comment or not. Your brand of infotainment is da bomb, and who doesn't enjoy like minded and witty repartee? (Not to mention snark)

Posted by: Justamom of the LiB camp at March 01, 2013 07:39 AM (Sptt8)

103 >I did not need to see that story.

...that was yesterday's lunch.

Posted by: Brother Cavil, the future Pope Ampersand I at March 01, 2013 12:37 PM (GBXon)


I had McD's yesterday- just waiting for the other hoof to drop

Posted by: Jones in CO at March 01, 2013 07:39 AM (8sCoq)

104 We really could have used him this last election.

Posted by: Dr Spank at March 01, 2013 07:39 AM (w+Dvf)

105 *neighhhhhhhhhhh.....*

Posted by: Gordita at March 01, 2013 07:40 AM (szUf0)

106 Weiner's presser was on my birthday.

It's a little late, but thank you for the gift, Andrew.

Posted by: John P. Squibob at March 01, 2013 07:41 AM (kqqGm)

107
>>>I did not need to see that story.

No indication that problem effects US Taco Bells. Seems like a Eurotard problem.

Posted by: MikeTheMoose Now With More DOOM! at March 01, 2013 07:41 AM (0q2P7)

108 Taco Bell's new slogan:  Gallop for the border!

Posted by: WalrusRex at March 01, 2013 07:41 AM (Hx5uv)

109 Continued surrealism.

Posted by: Temper Tantrum at March 01, 2013 07:42 AM (AWmfW)

110 I had McD's yesterday- just waiting for the other hoof to drop

***

If the toy in your Happy Meal is a horseshoe, there could be a problem.

Posted by: WalrusRex at March 01, 2013 07:42 AM (Hx5uv)

111 Someone please tell me that thePresident of the United States did NOT make a Star Trek reference during a press conference!

Posted by: Jones in CO at March 01, 2013 07:42 AM (8sCoq)

112 Last year had three absolutely devastating punches to the gut:

Breitbart
The Obamacare decision
The election

Each was brutal. Together . . . oof. No wonder we're staggering around and crawling into our holes.

Posted by: tsj017 at March 01, 2013 07:42 AM (4YUWF)

113 You know what would be awesome?

Knowing what Andrew would've done with Obama's "I'm not a dictator" comment of today.

I think he would have jacked the podium in the Brady briefing room and jammed it up Barky's ass.

Posted by: Herr Morgenholz at March 01, 2013 07:43 AM (szUf0)

114 Posted by: Apostle


Your legacy? 8 cocks in your mouth at one time!

Posted by: Dr Spank at March 01, 2013 07:43 AM (w+Dvf)

115

One supplier for the 3 Taco Bell restaurants in Britain found evidence of horse meat. 

 

Don't have a cow, people. 

Posted by: BurtTC at March 01, 2013 07:43 AM (TOk1P)

116 111 Jones in CO,

no he crossed the streams and mangles a star wars and star trek reference...because he is retarded.

Posted by: sven10077 at March 01, 2013 07:44 AM (LRFds)

117 Someone please tell me that thePresident of the United States did NOT make a Star Trek reference during a press conference!

***

What did he say?

Posted by: WalrusRex at March 01, 2013 07:44 AM (Hx5uv)

118 93 --- So true --- and he understood that incrementalism requires putting CONSTANT pressure on the enemy, even with seemingly trivial issues. A lot of us right now have a feeling of hopelessness. You notice, for example, on the Bob Woodward threads we invariably get a few people saying, eh, this is minor, this won't achieve anything, no big deal. And they're right, if you look at it as one thing. Breitbart understood that reclaiming our heritage would not happen with One Big Thing but would take a thousand, a hundred thousand little things relentlessly exploited. Eternal vigilance, constant pressure and mockery. Take anything you can get and NEVER give up.

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at March 01, 2013 07:44 AM (C8mVl)

119 104 We really could have used him this last election.
Posted by: Dr Spank at March 01, 2013 12:39 PM

The results probably would have been the same, as the Institutional GOP never had a clue what Breitbart could do for them. But one thing for sure, Andrew never would have succumbed to the gloom and depression we still go through

Posted by: kbdabear at March 01, 2013 07:44 AM (mCvL4)

120 >Don't have a cow, people.

Posted by: BurtTC at March 01, 2013 12:43 PM (TOk1P)



curious choice of words

Posted by: Jones in CO at March 01, 2013 07:45 AM (8sCoq)

121 But one thing for sure, Andrew never would have succumbed to the gloom and depression we still go through

Posted by: kbdabear at March 01, 2013 12:44 PM

I try, but Mongo only commenter on blog of life


Posted by: Mongo at March 01, 2013 07:45 AM (mCvL4)

122 Rest well, dear Madam and son.

Posted by: Cory C at March 01, 2013 07:45 AM (HuADZ)

123 >What did he say?

Posted by: WalrusRex at March 01, 2013 12:44 PM (Hx5uv)


'jedi mind meld' ???

Posted by: Jones in CO at March 01, 2013 07:46 AM (8sCoq)

124 Put a saddle on that burrito!

Posted by: Foghorn Leghorn at March 01, 2013 07:46 AM (ubk1s)

125

>>One supplier for the 3 Taco Bell restaurants in Britain found evidence of horse meat.

 

So it's a neigh-gible amount?

Posted by: Mama AJ at March 01, 2013 07:46 AM (SUKHu)

126 # of times Obama said Republicans need to compromise: too many to count # of times Obama said Senate needs to pass a budget: 0

Posted by: soothsayer at March 01, 2013 07:46 AM (gtTDa)

127 We really could have used him this last election.

***

Mr. Romney and the establishment Republicans were too scared to fight, too scared to run, and too scared to win.  Hardly the definition of warriors.

Posted by: WalrusRex at March 01, 2013 07:46 AM (Hx5uv)

128 Ogabe "uh I can't do er uh a Jedi mind meld..."

http://tinyurl.com/cbrbc99

Video at link...

moron idiot dork asshole

Posted by: sven10077 at March 01, 2013 07:46 AM (LRFds)

129 it's not a burrito anymore, just a burro

Posted by: Jones in CO at March 01, 2013 07:46 AM (8sCoq)

130 115
One supplier for the 3 Taco Bell restaurants in Britain found evidence of horse meat.

Don't have a cow, people.

Posted by: BurtTC at March 01, 2013 12:43 PM (TOk1P)

 

Mad cow or Foot in mouth?  Mad cow or Foot in mouth?

Posted by: Brit trying to decide on taco bell menu items at March 01, 2013 07:47 AM (GULKT)

131 Jay Dardenne, Lousiana LT gov, and most popular Republican in the state, is looking at taking on Red Light Mary Landrieu in 2014.

That would be a good get

Posted by: Jackj at March 01, 2013 07:47 AM (4WesI)

132 I just realized what Andrew's pants remind me of in the picture with his mom and sister:  CAC's shorts.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at March 01, 2013 07:47 AM (UOM48)

133 126 Soothsayer,

That would be a hella good twatter campaign...

put the leftoid dorks on the run for a change

Posted by: sven10077 at March 01, 2013 07:47 AM (LRFds)

134 'jedi mind meld' ???

***

Beam me up, Anakin.

Posted by: WalrusRex at March 01, 2013 07:48 AM (Hx5uv)

135 Taco Hell is owned by Pepsi

Posted by: Jackj at March 01, 2013 07:48 AM (4WesI)

136 It makes me happy that Andrew is with him mom now. Where do we find another like him?

Posted by: L, elle at March 01, 2013 07:48 AM (0PiQ4)

137 The megaphone of Justice & Truth. RIP

Posted by: beach prayer at March 01, 2013 07:48 AM (XYSwB)

138 I think he would have jacked the podium in the Brady briefing room and jammed it up Barky's ass.
Posted by: Herr Morgenholz at March 01, 2013 12:43 PM

No, one of his talents was knowing which battles to fight at one time and which ones not to

He also knew not to do something stupid like that, even if he wanted to

Posted by: kbdabear at March 01, 2013 07:48 AM (mCvL4)

139 I miss him.  I suspect I always will.  Prayers and condolences for the Breitbart family. 

Posted by: Peaches at March 01, 2013 07:49 AM (VISKy)

140 111 Someone please tell me that thePresident of the United States did NOT make a Star Trek reference during a press conference!
Posted by: Jones in CO at March 01, 2013 12:42 PM

I have been and always shall be your President

Posted by: President Spock at March 01, 2013 07:49 AM (mCvL4)

141 134 WalrusRex,

he is a retard...

I mean seriously can you imagine had Bush fucked that up?

It's like the newsies blowing Ogabe on march madness...

Wow "the new annual tradition" is it...?

Will you do it with the GOP there sportsdorks?

Bush owned a fucking baseball team for fuck's sakes...

morons.

Posted by: sven10077 at March 01, 2013 07:49 AM (LRFds)

142 The clowns in Washington cannot hold a candle to AB.

Posted by: Foghorn Leghorn at March 01, 2013 07:50 AM (ubk1s)

143 Horse meat at Taco Hell? Shit, I didn't think they used any actual meat of any kind. Mebbe roach bits.

Posted by: maddogg at March 01, 2013 07:50 AM (OlN4e)

144 broken video link on my end

Posted by: beach prayer at March 01, 2013 07:50 AM (XYSwB)

145

 

Even though it's been a year...the loss still feels raw.

 

I can only imagine how it must be for his family.

And now, losing Arlene so close to the anniversary of losing Andrew...so sad.

 

Rest in Peace, Arlene and Andrew.

Posted by: wheatie at March 01, 2013 07:50 AM (QPnFm)

146 Conlfating the Trek and the Wars. That's some serious shit right there. Piss a lot of people off w/ that one.

Posted by: ghostofhallelujah at March 01, 2013 07:50 AM (XvrTA)

147 It makes me happy that Andrew is with him mom now. Where do we find another like him?

Posted by: L, elle at March 01, 2013 12:48 PM (0PiQ4)



I  nominate Dennis Miller

Posted by: Jones in CO at March 01, 2013 07:50 AM (8sCoq)

148 111 Someone please tell me that thePresident of the United States did NOT make a Star Trek reference during a press conference!
Posted by: Jones in CO at March 01, 2013 12:42 PM

Mr President, I don't think you quite understood the meaning of "The Needs of the Many Outweigh the Needs of the Few, or The One"

Posted by: Spock at March 01, 2013 07:50 AM (mCvL4)

149

So....  one could say that Taco Bell has added "horse d'oeuvres" to its menu??

Posted by: fixerupper at March 01, 2013 07:51 AM (nELVU)

150 136 elle,

we wait and encourage our best to be like him...

one of Andrew's strengths and something I envied him for was his compartmentalization of his rage at in equity from his demeanor...

you know me well enough to know that is if anything my deepest flaw as a political activist....

that combination of traits while maintaining true intensity in both...

*salute*

Posted by: sven10077 at March 01, 2013 07:51 AM (LRFds)

151 The Capitol should have been moved to middle of the Country a long time ago.

D.C has become Sodom

Posted by: Jackj at March 01, 2013 07:52 AM (4WesI)

152 148 Jones in CO,

Dennis Miller coupled with Limbaugh's instincts, coupled with Levin's legal knowledge, with *shudder* beck's passion....


~ Breitbart

Posted by: sven10077 at March 01, 2013 07:52 AM (LRFds)

153 I nominate Dennis Miller

I like Dennis, but he's acts like he's still too concerned about being seen as hip.

Posted by: John P. Squibob at March 01, 2013 07:52 AM (kqqGm)

154 >>>You notice, for example, on the Bob Woodward threads we invariably get a few people saying, eh, this is minor, this won't achieve anything, no big deal.

The thing that gets me about the Woodward imbroglio is Woodward, himself, saying, "I don't think Obama knows about these tactics and he wouldn't approve them."

It reminds me of the kulaks of Ukraine begging the local commisars to tell Stalin what was happening so he would stop it.....

Based on this I'm just to start calling the JEF "vozhd". 

Posted by: Herr Morgenholz at March 01, 2013 07:53 AM (szUf0)

155 152The Capitol should have been moved to middle of the Country a long time ago.

D.C has become Sodom

Posted by: Jackj at March 01, 2013 12:52 PM (4WesI)

 

 

 

 

You mean move the Capitol to Chicago? I think its in the works.

Posted by: maddogg at March 01, 2013 07:53 AM (OlN4e)

156 134 WalrusRex,

he is a retard...

***

Let's look at the bright side.  At least he has achieved the intellectual capacity of Sheldon and Leonard's neighbor Penny.

Posted by: WalrusRex at March 01, 2013 07:53 AM (Hx5uv)

157 Taco Hell. Try our New Mr.Ed cheesy Burrito, or Secretariat Belle Grande

Posted by: Jackj at March 01, 2013 07:53 AM (4WesI)

158 Maddogg, I was thinking the plains states. LOL. Capone would rise from the dead if Chicago was the Capital

Posted by: Jackj at March 01, 2013 07:55 AM (4WesI)

159 155 Herr Morganholz,

and part of Andrew's genius was being savvy enough to take a point offeered to him and making it work HARD and well aimed at the target...

I rant about the Kulak shit all the time, but Andrew?  Andrew would have figured out a way to make a montage of show trial footage and "if only Stalin knew" clips...

he's missed and while I love the folks trying to keep Breitbart.com alive none of them fill the void...but how could they?


Posted by: sven10077 at March 01, 2013 07:55 AM (LRFds)

160 sven, the Right under-utilizes Twitter and all the other media devices at our disposal a damn shame, really

Posted by: soothsayer at March 01, 2013 07:55 AM (+7i2c)

161 I love the picture from the early seventies.  I'm about the same age as AB and I swear I had those same pants.

Posted by: Herr Morgenholz at March 01, 2013 07:55 AM (szUf0)

162 I didn't really know much about Breitbart. I'd heard his name here and there. Most of my online political reading at the time was straight news sites, like Drudge. The first time I got a full dose of Breitbart was The Press Conference. I'm watching a video of it on my computer at work and I'm just laughing my ass off. My dad walks in "WTF?" "Dad, you gotta see this shit. It's unreal." I explain the situation and what he did. "You're telling me that this guy straight hijacked a major press conference? That he simply walked up behind the podium and started talking?" "Yup." "I fucking like this guy."




Warriors excel in the battle. Warriors thrive in war.



Obligatory



http://youtu.be/YthG-MeKcbQ

Posted by: BCochran1981 at March 01, 2013 07:55 AM (da5Wo)

163 Taco Hell, the worlds largest purchaser of rice. Their whole menu consists of some kind of rice wrapped in a tortilla.

Posted by: maddogg at March 01, 2013 07:55 AM (OlN4e)

164 Posted by: sven10077 at March 01, 2013 12:46 PM (LRFds)

Ironically, in a pop-culture dominated society, this could be his most damaging gaffe to date.  When TFG makes a "57 states" comment, it's attributed to fatigue, etc. because basic geography doesn't matter to LIVs.  But when he says "Jedi mind meld", he's offended the LIV's pop-culture sensibilities, and the "smartest preznit evah!" meme begins to lose some of its sheen.

Posted by: Country Singer at March 01, 2013 07:56 AM (L8r/r)

165 157 Walrusrex,

I don't watch but think you get the point...the illusion of Reagan was that the job was that easy...the illusion of Obama is that the job is that hard...

Posted by: sven10077 at March 01, 2013 07:56 AM (LRFds)

166 btw the above comment waa made and sent from inside a tanning booth

Posted by: soothsayer at March 01, 2013 07:56 AM (OZ9Xn)

167 165 CountrySinger,

Yup...it is why we need to Twit bomb the meme

Posted by: sven10077 at March 01, 2013 07:56 AM (LRFds)

168 And now I have tears in my eyes. You are missed, Mr. Andrew Breitbart. You live on through us and still stick in the craw of our enemies. I like to think that you watch over us.

Posted by: DangerGirl at March 01, 2013 07:57 AM (jlm/B)

169 Barack Obama is a stuttering clusterf*ck of a malignant traitor.

Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther) Channelling Breitbart at March 01, 2013 07:57 AM (4OvDk)

170 158 Taco Hell. Try our New Mr.Ed cheesy Burrito, or Secretariat Belle Grande Posted by: Jackj at March 01, 2013 12:53 PM (4WesI) I'm appointing Sarah Jessica Parker as special ambassador to look into this issue immediately

Posted by: John Kerry, Secretriat of State at March 01, 2013 07:57 AM (A6EXC)

171 Taco Hell, the worlds largest purchaser of rice.

----


Playuh...... pleeeeeaaaase.....

Posted by: Uncle Ben at March 01, 2013 07:58 AM (nELVU)

172 > Their whole menu consists of some kind of rice wrapped in a tortilla.

Posted by: maddogg at March 01, 2013 12:55 PM (OlN4e)


well it sure ain't meat, based on the last time I  had some tacos from there

Posted by: Jones in CO at March 01, 2013 07:58 AM (8sCoq)

173 I'll wager you'll never catch F. John Kerry or Sarah Jessica Parker near a Taco Bell.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at March 01, 2013 07:58 AM (UOM48)

174

152The Capitol should have been moved to middle of the Country a long time ago.

---

 

That  just  shifts  the  power.  We  don't  need  to  move  the  balance  of  power,  we  need  to decentralize  it.   There is a model  that  we  can  look  to  if  we  only  try.   Its  called  federalism. 

 

I've  been  thinking  that maybe  we  need to  stop  using  limited  government  (which  isn't  selling  IMO)  to  decentralized  government  (which may not do any better).

 

Instead of  cutting  spending,  focus  on  block  grants.  

Posted by: SH at March 01, 2013 07:58 AM (gmeXX)

175 >>> Barack Obama is a stuttering clusterf*ck of a malignant ВОЖДЬ.

FIFY.

Posted by: Herr Morgenholz at March 01, 2013 07:58 AM (szUf0)

176 I wonder if they have Wifi in Heaven.  Gotta make the comments worthwhile.

Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther) Channelling Breitbart at March 01, 2013 07:59 AM (4OvDk)

177 Posted by: Herr Morgenholz at March 01, 2013 12:58 PM (szUf0)

Boxlib?  Did I miss a meme?

Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther) Channelling Breitbart at March 01, 2013 08:00 AM (4OvDk)

178 Taco Hell is to rice what George Washington Carver was to the peanut. Except peanuts have nutritional value. Taco Hell's whole experiment it to remove all the nutrition from the rice and stuff it into whatever can't get away.

Posted by: maddogg at March 01, 2013 08:02 AM (OlN4e)

179 God, I still miss him.  I still put my Breitbart Is Here stickers on random things when I am out and about.

Posted by: jewells45issickofsnow! at March 01, 2013 08:02 AM (l/N7H)

180

>>I love the picture from the early seventies. I'm about the same age as AB and I swear I had those same pants.

 

Yep, same here.

Posted by: Mama AJ at March 01, 2013 08:02 AM (SUKHu)

181 155 --- The thing that gets me about the Woodward imbroglio is Woodward, himself, saying, "I don't think Obama knows about these tactics and he wouldn't approve them"....It reminds me of the kulaks of Ukraine... Posted by: Herr Morgenholz at March 01, 2013 12:53 PM (szUf0) ---------------- Yeah. It's always the fault of the king's ministers, never of the king.

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at March 01, 2013 08:02 AM (C8mVl)

182 Yes we do need to be warriors.

But not just warriors.

Happy Warriors.

Posted by: Tex Lovera at March 01, 2013 08:03 AM (wtvvX)

183 I've been thinking that maybe we need to stop using limited government (which isn't selling IMO) to decentralized government (which may not do any better).

Instead of cutting spending, focus on block grants.


Worth a try, but I'm not sure how well it will work.  Block grants (despite how well they work) are apparently inventions of the Devil (to hear Democrats describe them).  And "Decentralized" sounds just close enough to "deregulated" that I'm virtually certain we'd hear about how Conservatives are advocating a return to the Wild West.

Not that the Media's opposition is a reason not to pursue the policy, but it's something to think about while in the planning stages.

Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther) Channelling Breitbart at March 01, 2013 08:04 AM (4OvDk)

184 Nice addition to  the post, Ace, that press  conference vid. The second best  part (AB's presence was the best)   was the CBS   videomark  present throughout.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy, who did not vote for this shit. at March 01, 2013 08:05 AM (+z4pE)

185

When he died many of us mourned and were as shocked as if we knew him, even though most of us never did. I think it was because we knew he was fighting on our behalf, doing things that itÂ’d never occurred to us to do. Hopefully it made us a little more courageous about taking on the leftists in our circles too. I know I got more mouthy as a result.

Had never truly grieved someone before that I never knew; a bizarre experience. Still miss him so much.

Posted by: no one of consequence at March 01, 2013 08:06 AM (whMsz)

186

I feel dejected a lot recently when I see and hear the attacks upon our country.  I believe that Andrew would say something like "Get off of your damn ass and fight back!".

If we allow the statists to lower our morale and continue to attack that which made this country great then we have already lost.

Bayonets!

Posted by: Cheri at March 01, 2013 08:07 AM (G+Wff)

187 >>>Boxlib? Did I miss a meme?


My new name for Barky:  ВОЖДЬ Барак Обама.

"Vozhd" means "supreme leader".  It was the informal title given to Iosef Zhugashvilli (Stalin).

Posted by: Herr Morgenholz at March 01, 2013 08:07 AM (szUf0)

188 184 Allen G,

in defense of the wild west...Mexico fetes the era as well...

the wild west era turned wilderness into today...

today has turned today into shit...


Posted by: sven10077 at March 01, 2013 08:07 AM (LRFds)

189 163 sometimes FU is the only proper response.

I'm a racist? FU
Homophobe? FU
Bigot? FU
Misogynist? FU

RIP Brietbarticus

Posted by: typo dynamofo at March 01, 2013 08:08 AM (WVMUQ)

190 The Capitol should have been moved to middle of the Country a long time ago.

D.C has become Sodom


I see no potential downsides to this.

Posted by: The City of Chicago at March 01, 2013 08:08 AM (SY2Kh)

191 >>>When he died many of us mourned and were as shocked as if we knew
him, even though most of us never did.

He was one of us.  He died while taking a walk with a .04 BAC.

If that's not moronesque I don't know what is.

Posted by: Herr Morgenholz at March 01, 2013 08:09 AM (szUf0)

192 And "Decentralized" sounds just close enough to "deregulated" that I'm virtually certain we'd hear about how Conservatives are advocating a return to the Wild West. You know how to tell that a liberal is certain their plan will fail spectacularly? They call it “deregulation”. I had the fun of living through the “deregulation” of the power industry here in California. “Deregulation” in this case meant strict rules requiring all power sales to go through a single point of failure, forbidding any long-term planning, and replacing market forces with a government formula to simulate market forces.

Posted by: Stephen Price Blair at March 01, 2013 08:09 AM (QF8uk)

193 187 Cheri,

The thing I most wish he were here for, because I did value his ability to sense where the lines with the public were was whether or not there was still a salvageable Republic or if we needed to shift focus.

I have been doing serious soul searching for going now on 1/2 year to try to reason through where we are.

Posted by: sven10077 at March 01, 2013 08:10 AM (LRFds)

194 I wonder what WF Buckly would have thought?

Posted by: Clemenza at March 01, 2013 08:12 AM (x59Gv)

195 >>>Taco Hell, the worlds largest purchaser of rice.
----
>>>Playuh...... pleeeeeaaaase.....

You f*kers have no idea what an "adjunct" is do you?

Posted by: Anheuser-Busch at March 01, 2013 08:12 AM (0q2P7)

196

Herr M, the reason that pic looked so familar to me is here:

 

http://tinyurl.com/aoow4gd

 

I'm the tall one.

Posted by: Mama AJ at March 01, 2013 08:13 AM (SUKHu)

197 195 Clemenza,

Him too Milton Friedman, Ayn Rand, Reagan...

is our loyalty to the soil or the parchment?

If the soil we're doomed they'll keep importing enough aliens to win, if the parchment we may need a tactical retreat...

and a harder new nation to defend it.

Posted by: sven10077 at March 01, 2013 08:13 AM (LRFds)

198 >>>Herr M, the reason that pic looked so familar to me is here:

Ha...  Cute.  You can hear Partridge Family in the background........

Posted by: Herr Morgenholz at March 01, 2013 08:19 AM (szUf0)

199 On 8 track, I'm sure.

Posted by: Mama AJ at March 01, 2013 08:20 AM (SUKHu)

200

Ha... Cute. You can hear Partridge Family in the background........

 

The seventies gonna get you sucka. 

 

I was rockin bellbottoms baby.

Posted by: eleven at March 01, 2013 08:21 AM (fsLdt)

201 Why are all pictures from the seventies red and brown?

Posted by: eleven at March 01, 2013 08:22 AM (fsLdt)

202 Here's one reason why Andrew was so important: "Another less dramatic way a change experience can begin is with the perception that the mainstream media has lied about something. It can even be something that seems quite small and unimportant by itself, but then it happens again, and again, and a pattern begins to emerge. This learning usually also comes about by accident. For example, a person might happen across the original of a speech from which a truncated quote had been taken, and suddenly realize that the quote was probably edited that way in order to purposely mislead. The advent of the internet has increased the opportunities for this sort of discovery, because itÂ’s much easier to compare the two texts." Excerpted from PJ Media: http://tinyurl.com/afhpuqx Andrew was a momentous force in exposing DMM dishonesty, selective quotation, bias, and suppression of facts harmful to democrats and the far left. His capacity to break-through the DMM fraud and dishonesty was essential in waking Americans up to reality in ways which undid support for, or passive acquiescence to, today's radical left that runs the democrat party and the legacy media.

Posted by: Sequester Liberation Front... at March 01, 2013 08:26 AM (Roi+5)

203 I loved how Andrew could blow by the Left's defences with a single sniper-like shot at their weak points. He didn't have to insult their intelligence; he could kick down their house of cards so that even they couldn't deny they're just as naked as their Emperor. I remember the anticipation I felt at the news of each new project, particularly Big Education. Better than Christmas, let me tell you. Arlene, you raised a fine man, and you're both sorely missed. America is all the poorer without you.

Posted by: The Ghost of Flannery O'Connor at March 01, 2013 08:31 AM (mMtFx)

204 I'm all, like, fucking dead.

Posted by: andrew breitbart at March 01, 2013 08:39 AM (cw8NB)

205 Join me, ace. The dark is right.

Posted by: andrew breitbart at March 01, 2013 08:40 AM (cw8NB)

206

Seems weird to miss a guy I never met, but I miss him.

The best part about him is that he would retweet some of the troll comments here just to show how inhuman they are because they are the losers in life who try to make themselves feel better by being slime.

Hi Andrew!

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at March 01, 2013 08:46 AM (p/cQy)

207 205, 206 Erg dork retard of the intrawebz,

Yeah yeah...what a schtick there bud....you just inveighed the death of the host on the anniversary of the death of a friend....

Call with a K or three you assholes bear...

Posted by: sven10077 at March 01, 2013 08:46 AM (LRFds)

208 erg loughner playing with his poo again.

Posted by: Captain Hate at March 01, 2013 08:47 AM (8J7Qb)

209 207 Guy Mohawk,

yup...erg thinks he is belittling *us* and our dead comrade...

no erg you beclown yourself bud

Posted by: sven10077 at March 01, 2013 08:47 AM (LRFds)

210 Hey, troll boy.  FOAD.


Posted by: Jane D'oh at March 01, 2013 08:47 AM (UOM48)

211 I heard there's a cocksucker in this thread.  That true?

Posted by: Herr Morgenholz at March 01, 2013 08:50 AM (szUf0)

212 > Why are all pictures from the seventies red and brown?

Posted by: eleven at March 01, 2013 01:22 PM (fsLdt)


non-archival film emulsions

Posted by: Jones in CO at March 01, 2013 08:50 AM (8sCoq)

213 212 I heard there's a cocksucker in this thread. That true?

Posted by: Herr Morgenholz at March 01, 2013 01:50 PM (szUf0




Yes.  Yes, there is. 

Posted by: Jane D'oh at March 01, 2013 08:51 AM (UOM48)

214 That was nice. May he and his mother rest in peace.

Posted by: Jaynie59 at March 01, 2013 08:55 AM (4zKCA)

215 I'll wager you'll never catch F. John Kerry or Sarah Jessica Parker near a Taco Bell.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at March 01, 2013 12:58 PM (UOM4




Not much for them to graze on there

Posted by: TheQuietMan at March 01, 2013 08:59 AM (1Jaio)

216 RIP, Andrew and Arlene. Sad to lose such fine people, while the evil proliferate around us.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 01, 2013 09:10 AM (673KB)

217

I kind of looked at Breitbart as an everyday Joe, loving what should be loved and hating what should be hated.  Passionately honest.  He wasn't afraind of using the actual word "liar" or "hypocrite" in response to utter bullshit.  In your face responses - no pussy-footing around.  A voice for everyman's righteous anger.  Miss him.

Posted by: joanne at March 01, 2013 09:11 AM (Cjcon)

218 I regret never having shaken hands with Joe Frazier and Andrew Breitbart.

Posted by: NYC Parent at March 01, 2013 09:13 AM (8GA+4)

219 Rest in peace sir. Not all of us younger folks will perpetuate the things you spoke out against.

Posted by: Danny at March 01, 2013 09:31 AM (54CIh)

220 I think I'm of an age with Breitbart and I had my "Epiphany" when I was 17 yrs.old getting harangued in English class at a Performing Arts High School about how anyone old enough to vote HAD to vote for Dukakis otherwise the evil Republican George Bush would win. Well, precious, performing, perceptive snowflake that I was encouraged and training to be, I found the narrative spun about the actions and motivations of GHWB to be...Uhm, unconvincing(?), overwrought and entirely at odds with any and all experience I had ever gleaned dealing with human beings thus far. Not that I turned into a conservative or a Republican mind you, I was apolitical for almost a decade after. I just KNEW, all of a sudden, that this broad (one of my favorite English teachers) was full of shit and trying to manipulate me. That realization was immediately hurtful but ultimately helpful. It caused me to cast a jaundiced eye towards everything that all "right thinking people" in the arts community "know" to be true. It also served as an inoculation against the whirlwind of sanctified horse-shit I encountered at NYU just 2 yrs. later. I feel a kinship with Andrew Breitbart because I think he and I both had our, "Ooomph!" donkey-kick to the gut near the same time and under similar circumstances. It's outrageous, a sin and a lie, and deeply, deeply, hurtful. God Bless that hyperactive weirdo for taking that personal assault seriously and turning it back on the attackers.

Posted by: Deety at March 01, 2013 09:34 AM (jVk2G)

221 We miss you, Andrew Breitbart. May God bless your soul, and that of your dear mom.

Posted by: Horrified Observer at March 01, 2013 09:34 AM (/sohm)

222 219 Deety,

I was volunteering that election.  I "turned" when I went from relative affluence to poverty as a youth going from my grandfather to mother's I knew the people who ran the subsidized apartments i lived in were carter fans and I knew grandpa liked Reagan and then the teachers favored Carter with homilies such as "Reagan will close the schools."

Sheer idiocy, it made me analyze their pap harder starting at ~7-9 years old by the time I was 12 I was a hard charger.

Posted by: sven10077 at March 01, 2013 09:37 AM (LRFds)

223 That was great Deety.

Posted by: eleven at March 01, 2013 10:04 AM (VhqUZ)

224 "Andrew was fond of telling me he "only read the comments" here. He liked me, but he loved you guys."

Here's an LOL for you Andrew (and even to Warrior Ace) if you're looking in.

Posted by: Arlen Williams at March 01, 2013 10:08 AM (j+wNZ)

225 What a truly sad day when we lost Andrew.  He was and still is loved by so many.  There will never be anyone else like him. 

Posted by: Rebecca at March 01, 2013 10:15 AM (22t5y)

226 That picture was taken on February 7, just 23 days before his death. He's reading a comment from gmac.

Posted by: Historian at March 01, 2013 10:30 AM (WCaqs)

227 A genuinely lovely remembrance, Ace, that shows the way ahead. Thank you.

Posted by: Pops at March 01, 2013 10:30 AM (QjFDb)

228 miss you, andrew

Posted by: not really here at March 01, 2013 10:31 AM (0AkWH)

229 >>>That picture was taken on February 7, just 23 days before his death. He's reading a comment from gmac.

I didn't know who it was by.  I forgot it was so close to his death.

Last time I saw him, obviously.



pops,

thank you, and thank you to everyone who said nice things about the remembrance.


Posted by: ace at March 01, 2013 10:49 AM (LCRYB)

230 >>>Here's an LOL for you Andrew (and even to Warrior Ace) if you're looking in.

i never got the "warrior" compliment, I don't think.  He bestowed it on some others.


Posted by: ace at March 01, 2013 10:49 AM (LCRYB)

231 Truly miss him. Thanks, Ace.

Posted by: ChristyBlinky at March 01, 2013 11:47 AM (baL2B)

232 Miss him does not really convey the depth of the loss that I feel for Brietbart but I guess it will have to do. RIP. Well wishes to the family.

Posted by: Alborn at March 01, 2013 04:11 PM (9KLNg)

233 Day is ended, dim my eyes, But journey long before me lies. Farewell, friends! I hear the call. The ship's beside the stony wall. Foam is white and waves are grey; beyond the sunset leads my way. Foam is salt, the wind is free; I hear the rising of the sea. Farewell, friends! The sails are set, the wind is east, the moorings fret. Shadows long before me lie, beneath the ever-bending sky, but islands lie behind the Sun that I shall raise ere all is done; lands there are to west of West, where night is quiet and sleep is rest. Guided by the Lonely Star, beyond the utmost harbour-bar, I'll find the heavens fair and free, and beaches of the Starlit Sea. Ship my ship! I seek the West, and fields and mountains ever blest. Farewell to Middle-earth at last. I see the star above my mast. --J.R.R.Tolkien fair winds and following seas Breitbart Arlene, may you find your son on the utmost shore. Surfin

Posted by: I'd rather be surfin at March 01, 2013 05:38 PM (g5wi5)

234 The Ghost of Flannery O'Connor at March 01, 2013 01:31 PM (mMtFx) BB is doing Big Education?? *DANCING AROUND THE ROOM AND SHOUTING* I've been nagging them for months and sending tips. I am so happy.

Posted by: I'd rather be surfin at March 01, 2013 05:54 PM (g5wi5)

235 Truly a sad year for the Breitbart Family; we thank you for all you have sacrificed!  May Andrew and Arlene rest in peace and let ALL of US remember them and what they believed in and stood for!

Posted by: madmemere at March 03, 2013 10:34 PM (1aPVn)

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