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THE FUCK? Seriously, THE FUCK?

Forty three. Natural causes.



Comment from Randy Rager
Time: March 1, 2012, 4:10 pm

Yeah, I’m having a hard time believing it.

Comment from Mitchell TAFKAEY
Time: March 1, 2012, 4:12 pm

What a sucktastic day. RIP Andrew.

Comment from Sven in Colorado
Time: March 1, 2012, 4:16 pm

Dayum…Just, DAYUM!

March rolling in like a hungry lion here. And now this. If y’all want me, I’ll be either in the reloading shed or cooking up some Texas red chile.

Comment from S. Weasel
Time: March 1, 2012, 4:19 pm

According to the thread at Hot Air, he was strolling along near his home around midnight and dropped dead. Unresponsive to paramedics.

So, heart attack. Aneurysm. Something like that.


Comment from tawny
Time: March 1, 2012, 4:29 pm

Terrible news. Such a talent gone at such a young age.

Comment from Some Vegetable
Time: March 1, 2012, 4:30 pm

Natural causes. Huh. That’s what they said about Gregori Markov – at first. Did anyone walk past him carrying an umbrella?

Comment from Mono The Elder
Time: March 1, 2012, 4:36 pm

Man that sucks.

@Some Veg, Yeah, I was wondering myself if it was something like that. Pretty suspicious….

Comment from mpfs79
Time: March 1, 2012, 4:47 pm

RIP Andrew Breitbart. He will be missed and that is an understatement.

This is what your God give talent was meant for:

Design t-Shirts that say “Avenge Me 11/6/12″ with Andrew’s picture? Maybe “I Am Andrew Breitbart” ?

K in San Diego

Comment from S. Weasel
Time: March 1, 2012, 5:17 pm

Meh. Zazzle won’t let you do likenesses or people’s names, even. Unless they’re political figures (which Andrew sort of was, but I don’t think that’ll fly).

There are currently 14 products in the marketplace with Breitbart’s name, but that likely just means none of them have sold. They catch these things when someone orders them.

Comment from Mark T
Time: March 1, 2012, 5:17 pm

I’m still having a hard time processing this. America lost a hero today. RIP.

Comment from EZnSF
Time: March 1, 2012, 5:22 pm

Shocking and a blow. He was a hero and we can’t afford to lose men like him. Not right now.

Comment from Mrs. Compton
Time: March 1, 2012, 5:27 pm

Unless he had a known heart condition I’m just not buying natural causes. This -resident is known for his ‘friends’ dying who know to much. It’s the Chicago way.

That said, I’m so sad, we lost one of our strongest hero’s today. Who will take his place? Who CAN.

Comment from David Gillies
Time: March 1, 2012, 5:39 pm

According to his father-in-law (Orson Bean!) he had been diagnosed with some heart problems last year.

This is very bad. Not just on a personal level, but bad all over.

Comment from Mrs. Compton
Time: March 1, 2012, 5:46 pm

Thanks David, I hadn’t heard that. Still doesn’t make me feel any better. Damn, just damn, can’t stop the tears either.

Comment from Redd
Time: March 1, 2012, 6:31 pm

This is depressing. Been following it for about 5 hours now.

Comment from Gromulin
Time: March 1, 2012, 6:40 pm

If there is anything good to come of this, it may just be the Left exposing themselves as the hate-filled children they have always been. The more they try to spit on his grave, the more people may wake up and see them for what they are.

Comment from beasn
Time: March 1, 2012, 6:42 pm

Who will take his place? Who CAN.

We all can. What he did was not extraordinary. It was fearless and unapologetic. Too many on our side are too skeered to simply speak up.

Comment from Mrs. Compton
Time: March 1, 2012, 7:29 pm

Agreed Beasn, totally agreed. I’ve been making face book posts today in his honor, finding little tidbits to share with my libtard friends.

Comment from Old King Venceslaus Actual
Time: March 1, 2012, 7:30 pm

@some veg, if james o’keefe, 28 falls under subway train or if there is a botched carjacking/robbery or has a heart attack there will be something to this angle.

“which one of you is Spartacus?”
“I am Spartacus”, I am Spartacus, etc and so on.

Comment from rustbucket
Time: March 1, 2012, 7:41 pm

RIP, Andrew. A great loss for “our” side.
And Old King, I am Spartacus.

Comment from Nina
Time: March 1, 2012, 9:10 pm

There aren’t enough profanities to express how I feel about this.


Comment from Christopher Taylor
Time: March 1, 2012, 10:18 pm

Our best knight has fallen. Pick up his sword. Continue his fight.

Comment from r ya kidding me
Time: March 1, 2012, 11:11 pm


and I read someplace or saw it or something, he has/had (crap, past tense, won’t process) video from oblahblah from his college days and then so suddenly just freaking drops dead?!?!?! why the hell does Vince Foster and Ron Brown suddenly pop into mind……..

Comment from mojo
Time: March 1, 2012, 11:28 pm

And the usual suspects in the commentariat are being as classy as usual, too. Wouldn’t want to disappoint, I expect.

Comment from Rodent
Time: March 1, 2012, 11:30 pm

Been just sorta drifting thru the day, shell-shocked.

My God cradle his soul and comfort his family.

Comment from Argentium G. Tiger
Time: March 1, 2012, 11:36 pm

Mrs. Compton: “Unless he had a known heart condition I’m just not buying natural causes.”

Even if he did (and he admitted same himself apparently,) a determination of “Natural Causes” has been made far too quickly to be anything but distraction and deflection. LC Subotai Bahadur explains this very well in a comment over at the Rott. Please, go read it, it’s highly worthwhile: Things do not match

It’s his daughter’s comment that really drives his post home.

Comment from S. Weasel
Time: March 1, 2012, 11:54 pm

I was going to do a tribute thread, but I guess this one will do fine.

I hate blogging on the back of tragedy. It feels awful.

Comment from Christopher Taylor
Time: March 1, 2012, 11:58 pm

And yes, the left is being absolutely horrific about this event. They are even worse than usual, absolutely evil. And its on clear display to the world.

Comment from Mrs. Compton
Time: March 1, 2012, 11:59 pm

Thanks Argentium G. Tiger, scary, very scary.

Comment from Redd
Time: March 2, 2012, 12:18 am

He had a history of heart problems.
A neighbor saw him collapse on the street and called 911.
He was taken to UCLA medical center where he was subsequently pronounced dead.

So, yeah, I think they can reasonably state it was an MI that caused his death. An ekg will also show dead tissue.

Comment from JeffS
Time: March 2, 2012, 12:27 am

Man, this is a bad day. Time to reflect on Andrew’s qualities, and then continue the fight.

Comment from Kilroy182
Time: March 2, 2012, 12:58 am

Requiescat in pace to a happy warrior. He goes to his great reward in Heaven, as we continue the struggle for the soul of man.

Comment from Mitchell TAFKAEY
Time: March 2, 2012, 1:13 am

Never mind. It’s a fake.

Comment from Scubafreak
Time: March 2, 2012, 1:55 am

F*ing Daily KOS…. They are trying to convince Westborough Baptist Church to protest Andrew Breitbarts funeral….


Comment from Rich Rostrom
Time: March 2, 2012, 4:13 am

It happens. A friend of mine lost his wife at about that age a few years ago. No known health problems. Normal looking woman. One day she just died. No explanation.

If Breitbart had a known heart condition…

Comment from catnip
Time: March 2, 2012, 4:41 am

I listened as he subbed for Dennis Miller on radio last week, and at one point he mused about whether all the rabble-rousing was something he wanted to continue doing. It was weary-sounding and uncharacteristic. He may have had a premonition. I wish Miller would replay it.

What a sadness.

Comment from Mike C.
Time: March 2, 2012, 9:25 am

Sometimes the first symptom of a medical problem is death, regardless of age. It’s fortunately rare, but it happens all the time, to the famous and to the unknown. But in Andrew’s case, this wasn’t the first symptom. This leaping to dire conspiracy theories does the man disrespect. Andrew strove to uncover facts; out of respect, it might be a good idea to emulate that.


Comment from S. Weasel
Time: March 2, 2012, 12:46 pm

The spam filter ate that, FYI, Mitchell. So I just let it mellow in there.

Comment from sandman says:nothing to see here…
Time: March 2, 2012, 2:16 pm

I have more respect for what Breitbart did than any other ten conservative activists. He wasdeadly serious at the same time as being upbeat and cheerful. Fighting the internal rot of a society can be fatiguing. Not sure how the Great Pontificator, Rush does it 24/7. Glad he does though, even if I disagree with him at itmes.
That said, Breitbart represented a man converted from the dark side to the light, rather like Ron Silver a decade or so ago. I hope we can find more folks like him to carry on this fight.

If you would honor this man, take up your sword and carry on his fight…

Guess I have to get off my arse now and start my own haranguing, rhetoric filled right wing Youtube Channel.

Stay tuned.

Rest in Peace, Mr. Breitbart. You were too great an American for me to be rude and call you by your first name. You were a “Sir”, or Mister. Like an officer. You deserved that respect.

I salute you and all you did.

Godspeed, Good Sir, Godspeed.

Sandy, bummed out in NC.

Comment from steve
Time: March 2, 2012, 4:58 pm


They are calling for you, over on Ace’s site (sort of)….

In the sidebar someone recommended Breitbart facemasks to counter all those Guy Fawkes masks all those Anonymous and Occupy folks like to wear….

They said someone should do this….

Who better than you?

Comment from Some Vegetable
Time: March 2, 2012, 5:29 pm

I normally don’t subscribe to conspiracy theories, and honestly don’t in this case. “Never put down to conspiracy that which can be otherwise more easily explained” is a good rule. Heart disease it is.

The reason for my dark reaction is that for some weeks, I have had, “Will no one rid me of this troublesome priest?” rolling around in my head. Now, I will confess that it was Newt’s attacks on Romney’s success as a capitalist that triggered the thought in the first place, but it just bubbled back to the surface when I first heard about about a 43 year old man (at that time believed to be healthy) dying suddenly at midnight
while walking alone.

Comment from Sven in Colorado
Time: March 2, 2012, 6:11 pm

Sarah still has it! God bless her.


Comment from Elphaba
Time: March 2, 2012, 7:09 pm

What Christopher Taylor said. We all have to grab the baton and keep running with it, because this race is far from over. Rest in peace, Mr. Breitbart; thank you for your brave example.

Comment from Redd
Time: March 2, 2012, 7:09 pm

Some of the people who had spent time with him days earlier said he complained of not feeling well. A common symptom of a heart attack/disease is denial.

Comment from Ghost
Time: March 2, 2012, 9:21 pm

Man, this is one dead pool no one wanted to win… I woke up this morning hoping we were being punked.

We can’t let his death be in vain. I will be attending every local political event I possibly can with my iPhone, and hopefully some good questions. We can all do this. Make this a government of the people, by the people and for the people once again.

And I want a breitbart mask. Can you imagine the fear 35 Breitbarts with camera phones could inspire in a democrat? The panic, the horror… God, please, someone make this happen.

Comment from Brad
Time: March 2, 2012, 9:36 pm

I saw a request/suggestion on Twitter for a Che-style shirt with Breitbart’s face instead. I think that would be appropriate, and probably easier to whip up than a mask.

Comment from Redd
Time: March 2, 2012, 11:10 pm

Great idea, Brad!

I was also thinking of a “Breitbart Lives!” teeshirt.

Comment from S. Weasel
Time: March 2, 2012, 11:20 pm

Not going to be me, I’m afraid. Zazzle don’t play that. There’s some merchandise in the marketplace with Breitbart’s name on, but I’m sure they’ll be quashing it as soon as anyone tries to buy anything.

Nothing more heartbreaking than working hard on a design only to have them pull it the moment it sells.

Also, honestly? I’m so uncomfortable with the idea. I really don’t have a merchant’s heart.

Comment from Ghost
Time: March 3, 2012, 12:04 am

Surely, if anyone were to do such a thing, the proceeds should probably be set up into a trust for his kids, or some such thing.

Comment from Oceania
Time: March 4, 2012, 12:39 am

Who said it was Natural Causes?

Comment from Ghost
Time: March 4, 2012, 4:47 am

It appears to be natural causes. He had heart problems.

Comment from Pablo
Time: March 4, 2012, 2:33 pm

Howzabout a nice Breitbart Is Here shirt, courtesy of IOTW?

Apparently, they’re doing them at cost, with any residual profit going to the Breitbart clan. That’s one way to dodge the ghoulishness of postmortem exploitation.

Comment from S. Weasel
Time: March 4, 2012, 6:31 pm

Sorry about the trip to the spam filter, Pablo. By all means, check it out, folks.

Maybe when the dust settles a bit, I’ll knock together some graphics. The sheer force of wind of this event has made me want to hunker down and wait for it to blow over a little.

Comment from Pablo
Time: March 4, 2012, 7:56 pm

Stoaty, I happened to be reading the “more than one link” bit just below the post button just as I was hitting said button. I figgered you’d rescue it. Gracias.

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