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Thu Mar 1, 2012, 09:27 AM Mar 2012

Reports: Andrew Breitbart Dead, Age 43

Source: TPM Livewire

From The Big Government Website:

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:

Read more: http://livewire.talkingpointsmemo.com/entries/reports-andrew-breitbart-dead-age-43



TPM is reporting that Andrew Breitbart is dead:


http://livewire.talkingpointsmemo.com/entries/reports-andrew-breitbart-dead-age-43

On Big Government Website:

http://bigjournalism.com/lsolov/2012/03/01/draft/?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+BigJournalism+%28Big+Journalism%29
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Reports: Andrew Breitbart Dead, Age 43 (Original Post) enigmatic Mar 2012 OP
Natural causes at 43? liberal N proud Mar 2012 #1
Wonder if perpetual anger contributed to it. nt Live and Learn Mar 2012 #3
No. he was a "happy warrior" ArcticFox Mar 2012 #115
I've been waiting for years for a solid Al smith reference The Hitman Mar 2012 #415
Yes, if by happy you mean angry and if by warrior you mean dooshbag. n/t leeroysphitz Mar 2012 #429
One of my co-workers died at 37 of a heart attack golfguru Mar 2012 #234
My brother died at 40 - fulminating heart attack Xipe Totec Mar 2012 #321
My stepson died at 40. Massive heart attack. His cuts didn't bleed like normal. SharonAnn Mar 2012 #412
Hereditary hemochromatosis is one of the most common genetic disorders in the United States. Xipe Totec Mar 2012 #431
I take an aspirin every other day golfguru Mar 2012 #426
I had a former co-worker pass a couple months ago 47of74 Mar 2012 #363
Probably Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin Mar 2012 #291
Heart Attack? n/t Indianademocrat91 Mar 2012 #4
I'm thinking stroke or brain tumor. He's been acting even crazier than usual lately. Dollface Mar 2012 #214
Well, you can't fingerprint vomit, so we may never know. ChairmanAgnostic Mar 2012 #221
Coked out? How about an autopsy? xtraxritical Mar 2012 #295
I think so. existentialist Mar 2012 #301
Might be a heart attack. Especially if he ate like Dick Cheney. caseymoz Mar 2012 #8
Seems he had substance abuse problems. MinneapolisMatt Mar 2012 #13
and if he did have a substance abuse problem?? So what?? backtomn Mar 2012 #183
Substance abuse can lead to heart problems. Guns N Roses' Slash is one example. E-Z-B Mar 2012 #202
Get back to me when his family, who profited off Breitbart's hatred, apologize Ikonoklast Mar 2012 #215
so by that standard it'd be ok to attack his kids? Green_Lantern Mar 2012 #222
Straw Man. Ikonoklast Mar 2012 #306
Agreed. A vile, lying, cheating, schemer, who profited from his crap. ChairmanAgnostic Mar 2012 #225
If I knew where it was COLGATE4 Mar 2012 #303
I'll bring the beer so we can have a nice... tech_smythe Mar 2012 #419
thank you, Ikonoklast Carolina Mar 2012 #242
Karma is a bitch! emsimon33 Mar 2012 #343
"Good" Karma would've been a LONG, SLOW DEATH. janedum Mar 2012 #355
Yes, relax. zinnisking Mar 2012 #220
One tends to reap what one sows. 47of74 Mar 2012 #360
It just seems like he just didnít take care of himself.. okojo Mar 2012 #205
That is what I was thinking after all those pics of his reactions toward OWS. jwirr Mar 2012 #239
Probably drank himself to death name not needed Mar 2012 #12
"Natural Causes" at 43? Sounds like one last right-wing bit of spin/misinformation Brettongarcia Mar 2012 #22
He was overweight & 43 years old NewJeffCT Mar 2012 #95
A heart attack is not "natural causes"!!! Liberal_Stalwart71 Mar 2012 #135
Yeah, it is. 99 Percent Sure Mar 2012 #175
While say, a Crack-induced heart attack, would be considered ...? Natural? Unnatural? Brettongarcia Mar 2012 #197
Here you go... 99 Percent Sure Mar 2012 #254
So according to university anatomic pathology dept, crack-induced heart attack might be "natural"? Brettongarcia Mar 2012 #437
I see what you're saying, but when most people hear "natural causes," they don't think heart attack. Liberal_Stalwart71 Mar 2012 #270
yes, it is. nt barbtries Mar 2012 #298
They should just say a "heart attack," rather than confuse people. Most folks don't realize that Liberal_Stalwart71 Mar 2012 #300
what they're saying is barbtries Mar 2012 #316
They should wait, as they do in most, if not all cases, until they have a cause of death Liberal_Stalwart71 Mar 2012 #318
have you seen the clips from the freepers? barbtries Mar 2012 #319
They were going to go down that road regardless of what was reported. I agree that the Freepers Liberal_Stalwart71 Mar 2012 #323
I seriously doubt that there were many, if any, people that thought the world Thor_MN Mar 2012 #366
Again, maybe they should wait until they know the actual cause of death. Liberal_Stalwart71 Mar 2012 #368
I didn't confuse anything. You are attempting to equate a former teen idol with a hateful asshole Thor_MN Mar 2012 #373
You don't read well at all. I DID NOT equate Davey Jones' death with Breitbart! Liberal_Stalwart71 Mar 2012 #376
I read very well, thank you. You apparently don't remember what you typed Thor_MN Mar 2012 #386
You are now on ignore. You continue to badger and mischaracterize the MAIN POINT of my writing. Liberal_Stalwart71 Mar 2012 #387
Keep on denying what you wrote, ignore your own words, insist that you are always correct Thor_MN Mar 2012 #397
Listen, I proudly and resolutely stand by what I wrote Liberal_Stalwart71 Mar 2012 #435
Tell you what, you stop responding to me, I can;t help that you contradict yourself. Thor_MN Mar 2012 #446
I put you on IGNORE and you're still responding to me, which is odd. But you have a great weekend, Liberal_Stalwart71 Mar 2012 #447
I have not harrased you in any way. Thor_MN Mar 2012 #448
It should be NAtural Light casues n/t Gore1FL Mar 2012 #138
Karma is a natural cause... Pachamama Mar 2012 #41
DU Rec. Earth Bound Misfit Mar 2012 #69
word frylock Mar 2012 #137
word up FailureToCommunicate Mar 2012 #141
Yes it is. WheelWalker Mar 2012 #154
God got him? Brettongarcia Mar 2012 #203
And his was a fitting karmic adjustment considering the bad karma lunatica Mar 2012 #312
Agreed. He was a really unstable asshole Ishoutandscream2 Mar 2012 #114
I'm afraid I can't be quite so polite where Breitbart is concerned . . . markpkessinger Mar 2012 #119
Exactly!!!! Liberal_Stalwart71 Mar 2012 #143
Yeah! So who do you think shot him? savannah43 Mar 2012 #258
Who do I think shot him? I don't know and I don't care... Liberal_Stalwart71 Mar 2012 #267
Thanks to him Bainbridge Bear Mar 2012 #157
His "good reason" was that he was as mean and venomous as a black-mouthed mamba. 99 Percent Sure Mar 2012 #185
Venal for profit. xtraxritical Mar 2012 #299
Absolutely. TahitiNut Mar 2012 #394
Booze is made from 'natural' ingredients. Ikonoklast Mar 2012 #180
A cousin, and a boss-both seemingly healthy TexasProgresive Mar 2012 #192
One of my brothers died at age 36 of a heart attack. SusanaMontana41 Mar 2012 #284
YES.... natural causes. penndragon69 Mar 2012 #322
He died of Joe-McCarthy-itis. grantcart Mar 2012 #328
+1 nt Critters2 Mar 2012 #417
So..... who cares..?? DumbBassRepublicans Mar 2012 #389
Thank heavens that I reflexively go to that old southern adage in these matters... hlthe2b Mar 2012 #2
Exactly what I was thinking. kag Mar 2012 #19
But he was soooooo mean, angry, hostle, beastly, etc. Auntie Bush Mar 2012 #353
I too agree txlibdem Mar 2012 #65
I'm with you, txlibdem. JDPriestly Mar 2012 #118
I agree in general, but hyphenate Mar 2012 #146
I admit I'm just trying to avoid thinking of the death of some people, but instead ... bigmonkey Mar 2012 #162
Antarctica would be nice txlibdem Mar 2012 #211
I'd never wish for someone to die, dgibby Mar 2012 #147
Agreed kenfrequed Mar 2012 #158
Good post, that's how I feel. n/t sabrina 1 Mar 2012 #444
+1 000 000 000 kestrel91316 Mar 2012 #91
I know that it's not the nicest thing to do but I screamed when I saw your post Ecumenist Mar 2012 #152
Thank heavens that I reflexively go to that other southern adage in these matters... donheld Mar 2012 #166
Alice Roosevelt Longworth reportedly said that. Manifestor_of_Light Mar 2012 #190
Moms Mabley Bohunk68 Mar 2012 #286
I know THAT'S true! MrMickeysMom Mar 2012 #407
Naw, I was talking about Clairee/Olympia Dukakis in Steel Magnolias donheld Mar 2012 #414
As was posted here when Falwell died underpants Mar 2012 #348
Right on peace frog Mar 2012 #189
... Lost-in-FL Mar 2012 #290
After listening to him rant at the occupiers a few weeks ago (BEHAVE YOURSELVES) I am not surprised Generic Other Mar 2012 #5
That's what I thought when I saw that. Bad heart, bad temper = bad combination. Monk06 Mar 2012 #381
Wow, I am almost 54. I thought he was older than me. n/t calico1 Mar 2012 #6
Thought the same thing Broderick Mar 2012 #99
The last couple months he looked several years older than 43 47of74 Mar 2012 #361
Wow! how did that happen? mazzarro Mar 2012 #7
Anger issues perchance? randr Mar 2012 #9
strange riverwalker Mar 2012 #10
I heard it on NPR this morning while driving to work. drm604 Mar 2012 #103
Comfirmed by TPM enigmatic Mar 2012 #11
"media icon" OKNancy Mar 2012 #15
What it says is "conservative media icon" starroute Mar 2012 #149
really. more like Media CON Harry Back Mar 2012 #393
ABC too riverwalker Mar 2012 #31
Obama is responsible for this Zorro Mar 2012 #14
I think Hillary did it. Arger68 Mar 2012 #27
it's already being posted on facebook frylock Mar 2012 #140
It's unbelieveable that assholes would wildly speculate that someone hughee99 Mar 2012 #181
In the words of the great Moms Mabley Ochsfan Mar 2012 #16
Now THERE is a blast from the past.... AnneD Mar 2012 #231
Well now he'll learn to lie correctly Ichingcarpenter Mar 2012 #17
With a competent undertaker. nt caseymoz Mar 2012 #25
CNN home page carrying it in a banner. JBoy Mar 2012 #18
Everything is temporary...n/t Magleetis Mar 2012 #20
Your right, when your dead, your dead, and crunch60 Mar 2012 #248
Wow not expecting this news today. Loki Mar 2012 #21
"life so short and so wasted".... Pachamama Mar 2012 #38
Or in the words of a fellow conservative blowhard, caseymoz Mar 2012 #23
Rush Limbaugh= stonecutter357 Mar 2012 #74
I think his outrage was true at one time caseymoz Mar 2012 #129
still ignorant existentialist Mar 2012 #308
Professionally ignorant. caseymoz Mar 2012 #356
This message was self-deleted by its author stonecutter357 Mar 2012 #76
Amazing, and yet Rush continues to live at whatever age he is. Lex Mar 2012 #24
Pure mean never grows old Bruce Wayne Mar 2012 #36
Stalin did ... radicalliberal Mar 2012 #438
And here's the Freepanoia Proud Public Servant Mar 2012 #26
Oh we're never going to see the end of *this* roll of tin foil. Schema Thing Mar 2012 #34
Of course Obama did it! Lex Mar 2012 #37
Well Westwood is the home of paranoid conspiracy plots okojo Mar 2012 #204
Not surprising. Of course I'm also not surprised by posts over in GD onenote Mar 2012 #113
So, in their thoughts... Hayabusa Mar 2012 #117
He may become sulphurdunn Mar 2012 #121
Shocker. WhoIsNumberNone Mar 2012 #144
Freepers don't know jack hyphenate Mar 2012 #159
More women die of heart attacks than breast cancer, not so unusual anymore crunch60 Mar 2012 #230
After my friend died at 45 from a heart attack 47of74 Mar 2012 #365
Ya know, progressoid Mar 2012 #168
They're all wrong Rob H. Mar 2012 #201
"Obamacide"? LMAO, what morans. Odin2005 Mar 2012 #217
Some newer theories - chrisa Mar 2012 #223
Only the good die young? pmorlan1 Mar 2012 #28
He did this very well grantcart Mar 2012 #29
Wow this is a shock... MicaelS Mar 2012 #30
Probably contributed to whatever underlying health problems he had, whether 99 Percent Sure Mar 2012 #196
A merchant of hate /nt still_one Mar 2012 #32
Natural causes...sorry, dude BeyondGeography Mar 2012 #33
So long, jerk. Jester Messiah Mar 2012 #35
I am waiting for Fox ews to say that Acorn did it. nt LaydeeBug Mar 2012 #39
ABC: proud2BlibKansan Mar 2012 #40
He was Orson Bean's son-in-law? southerncrone Mar 2012 #354
Orson is a conservative proud2BlibKansan Mar 2012 #358
But he always seemed to be a sensible sort, none the less. southerncrone Mar 2012 #398
Usually I am upset when someone dies. . .for some reason, I can't feel too upset tonight Suji to Seoul Mar 2012 #42
He had 4 childen leftynyc Mar 2012 #101
Sorry his kids lost a father. I'll weep for his kids, not for him! Suji to Seoul Mar 2012 #124
I'll weep for his kids too BobbyBoring Mar 2012 #228
I'm sure their gigantic inheritance of hate-and-misery-spawned money will be great comfort to them. Jester Messiah Mar 2012 #151
+ a really big number Systematic Chaos Mar 2012 #313
Fortunately for them his unrelenting cloud of hatred will not engulf their lives. They grantcart Mar 2012 #329
You say the truth. 2ndAmForComputers Mar 2012 #382
I'll bet it was the cocaine. I wouldn't wish death on him, but there are few tears here. RBInMaine Mar 2012 #43
There was a saying, and for the life of me I can't Berlin Expat Mar 2012 #44
I believe Twain said something to that effect. n/t deutsey Mar 2012 #96
That quote is from Clarence Darrow csziggy Mar 2012 #123
Regardless of his professional ugliness, this is still shocking Bruce Wayne Mar 2012 #45
He has a past with cocaine, so it has been said. He didn't deny it. RBInMaine Mar 2012 #47
That will certainly screw up your pulmonary. Lex Mar 2012 #54
Also permanent cardiomyopathy caused by cocaine usage... 99 Percent Sure Mar 2012 #208
You don't think it's strange that they reported "natural causes" *immediately* rather than just tell Liberal_Stalwart71 Mar 2012 #281
That might be called a stroke or an aneurism. Cocaine just wipes out the brain JDPriestly Mar 2012 #120
Of the dead speak nothing but good. The Green Manalishi Mar 2012 #46
Let us then quote the man himself Generic Other Mar 2012 #59
+1 proud2BlibKansan Mar 2012 #127
+1 The Green Manalishi Mar 2012 #352
Two words. 47of74 Mar 2012 #367
Maybe he choked on a big ball of his own evil bile? 6000eliot Mar 2012 #48
I couldn't have said it better myself. Good one. :-) RBInMaine Mar 2012 #55
lets give the respect he gave to others riverwalker Mar 2012 #49
Why stoop to that level? GoCubsGo Mar 2012 #57
Revealing the truth of who he was is actually not stooping at all. The Stranger Mar 2012 #107
I'm with you--by his words let us know him! nt MADem Mar 2012 #164
I think there is a difference hyphenate Mar 2012 #182
Normally, you'd be correct. FedUp_Queer Mar 2012 #186
Thanks - worth knowing what he was like muriel_volestrangler Mar 2012 #64
Thanks for reminding us of his true character! MarkCharles Mar 2012 #74
Christ, he looked at least 53. I suppose that's what drugs do. So long asshole. RBInMaine Mar 2012 #50
I feel the same as I did when Barbara Olsen died OKNancy Mar 2012 #51
It's amazing how Ted found her doppleganger as a replacement. The Doctor. Mar 2012 #81
My guess is that coke and booze did him in. Botany Mar 2012 #52
My condolences to his family. GoCubsGo Mar 2012 #53
I don't think he's really dead. I think he and O'Keefe faked it. Ian David Mar 2012 #56
independent DNA CONFIRMATION ? FraDon Mar 2012 #163
He could have faked his own death so that he could vote while "dead." Ian David Mar 2012 #289
curious ē just HOW, exactly, FraDon Mar 2012 #302
Are you saying there is no evidence that he is really dead? n/t Ian David Mar 2012 #327
This is a shock... Catherine Vincent Mar 2012 #58
Can't say I'm too sad about this. center rising Mar 2012 #60
how will the O'Keefe lawsuit go now? onethatcares Mar 2012 #61
I was really looking forward to what the discovery process would find csziggy Mar 2012 #126
I agree, as much onethatcares Mar 2012 #188
I feel about the same way he felt about me Maynar Mar 2012 #252
Kenyan hit team The Wizard Mar 2012 #62
Predator drone BeyondGeography Mar 2012 #66
Yawn. eom tledford Mar 2012 #63
Now we have Santorm, Cantor, and other... MarkCharles Mar 2012 #67
It's a devastating loss to their propaganda machine, for sure. caveat_imperator Mar 2012 #176
Not much of a Breitbart follower, but if these people find his loss "huge" and "devastating" Crunchy Frog Mar 2012 #404
I'm not going to hold my tongue gopiscrap Mar 2012 #68
It doesn't matter, someone will crunch60 Mar 2012 #265
Condolences to his family and those that love him Hyper_Eye Mar 2012 #69
Breitbart may be an asshole.... anti-alec Mar 2012 #83
?? avaistheone1 Mar 2012 #104
that may be well and good SemperEadem Mar 2012 #263
IMHO anyone who could love that man needs their head examined. kestrel91316 Mar 2012 #94
Fortunately most DUers reccognize onenote Mar 2012 #105
One would have to work HARD Plucketeer Mar 2012 #130
Controversial conservative? Doctor_J Mar 2012 #278
Apoplexy? Canuckistanian Mar 2012 #71
Good riddance RussBLib Mar 2012 #71
Agreed. No karma involved (doesn't exist), just not taking care of ones health. stopbush Mar 2012 #155
This message was self-deleted by its author Catherine Vincent Mar 2012 #71
Please make sure that the autopsy shows that... anti-alec Mar 2012 #76
Sad for his family Puzzledtraveller Mar 2012 #78
"Kennedy was a special pile of human excrement." Lex Mar 2012 #84
Hard to feel anything for a bastard like Brieitbart Hawaii Hiker Mar 2012 #86
MSNBC lovekendyl Mar 2012 #134
+1 nt Critters2 Mar 2012 #420
hmm kenfrequed Mar 2012 #224
I Will. Maynar Mar 2012 #257
Sympathies to his family and those who loved him. nt ScreamingMeemie Mar 2012 #79
Prolly read the transcripts of everything he's said or written publicly... Earth Bound Misfit Mar 2012 #80
Dont know much about this guy but I do remember this lovekendyl Mar 2012 #82
I do not rejoice, nor do I weep. Tommykun Mar 2012 #85
I'm sorry to hear the news. Beacool Mar 2012 #87
I'm torn. The Doctor. Mar 2012 #110
I was indifferent to the guy. Beacool Mar 2012 #169
I'm very sorry... Iggo Mar 2012 #88
That's how I feel TuxedoKat Mar 2012 #184
RIP ileus Mar 2012 #89
A William F Buckley he was not; or even a George Will. He brought nothing of substance to Douglas Carpenter Mar 2012 #90
A very fitting eulogy. n/t deutsey Mar 2012 #102
My condolences to his family... RevStPatrick Mar 2012 #92
A man of low morals jzodda Mar 2012 #93
Fox and his friend : "Jonah Goldberg Gets Emotional Recalling Breitbart" MarkCharles Mar 2012 #112
disgusting jzodda Mar 2012 #116
Disgusting and revealing at the same time... MarkCharles Mar 2012 #131
"Jonah Goldberg"? SharonAnn Mar 2012 #413
Is he really dead? nxylas Mar 2012 #97
K&R... stonecutter357 Mar 2012 #213
Too soon ? No, perfect timing. nt eppur_se_muova Mar 2012 #274
I won't dance on his grave (I don't do that), but I can't feel any sadness over this news either n/t deutsey Mar 2012 #98
I agree! Hubert Flottz Mar 2012 #142
I guess this election year was more than he could bear. nt Lone_Star_Dem Mar 2012 #100
See you in Gehenna, you hateful bastard! Gruntled Old Man Mar 2012 #106
The Universe stinks a little less today. EnviroBat Mar 2012 #108
Not shedding any tears for that mook. Major Hogwash Mar 2012 #109
Having a heart attack is not normally considered "natural causes" Liberal_Stalwart71 Mar 2012 #111
Echo what I was thinking. Ruby the Liberal Mar 2012 #288
It saddens me that he left a family behind. sofa king Mar 2012 #122
Well, this will be ugly here at DU. nt onehandle Mar 2012 #125
one less rightwing a**hole in the land lanlady Mar 2012 #128
I'm reminded of the quote attributed to Congressman Thomas Reed of Maine... RedSpartan Mar 2012 #132
That first article clip here hyphenate Mar 2012 #133
Is "autoerotic asphyxiation" a "natural cause?" n/t Ian David Mar 2012 #136
I'm not timid. I organized two anti-Bush rallies when he came to town...eom Kolesar Mar 2012 #139
Drugs. n/t isuphighyeah Mar 2012 #145
Can't say I'm sorry, but I won't lower myself to do any grave-dancing WhoIsNumberNone Mar 2012 #148
Well I guess this refutes the old addage Skip_In_Boulder Mar 2012 #150
My sympathy to his family who cared for him. Autumn Mar 2012 #153
Well said. He was a hateful and undeveloped human who did much damage to human progress. byronius Mar 2012 #160
sudden cardiac death at a young age could easily be cocaine... hue Mar 2012 #156
I just can't abide by the "speak no ill of the dead" eissa Mar 2012 #161
Agree 100%. I almost always try to not be a "grave-dancer" , but this man WAS a vile piece of shit. abq e streeter Mar 2012 #173
I hope he isn't burning in hell... Green_Lantern Mar 2012 #235
Fair enough, but what he has done is sew a lot of hatred and darkness abq e streeter Mar 2012 #283
people have forgiven others for doing much worse.. Green_Lantern Mar 2012 #226
The ugliness, lies, hatred etc that he so gleefully sewed personally has harmed every single person abq e streeter Mar 2012 #310
Didn't Shirley Sherrod file a lawsuit xxqqqzme Mar 2012 #165
Condolences to those who loved him. n/t cordelia Mar 2012 #167
Go gently. My condolences to his family and loved ones. AllyCat Mar 2012 #170
Hardly a positive thing said about him ANYWHERE Sanity Claws Mar 2012 #171
Did Olbermann even mention Breitbart's passing tonight? Olbermann's really had it in for him the Stardust Mar 2012 #418
So are the pro-Romney forces removing the convervacrazies from the limelight any way they can? nt valerief Mar 2012 #172
GOOD FUCKING RIDDANCE Jon Ace Mar 2012 #174
couldnt have happened to better person RedstDem Mar 2012 #177
It's a good lesson on how being filled with so much hate Ilsa Mar 2012 #178
Condolences to his family. RIP emilyg Mar 2012 #179
I have nothing nice to say, so.... Comrade Grumpy Mar 2012 #187
I'm sad he now won't be brought to justice and publicly humiliated for his many crimes. caveat_imperator Mar 2012 #191
anyone gleeful over someone dying needs mental help... Green_Lantern Mar 2012 #193
Agreed DesertRat Mar 2012 #194
He Made His Living Trashing Democrats HangOnKids Mar 2012 #227
exactly--you reap what you sow SemperEadem Mar 2012 #331
what he did SemperEadem Mar 2012 #332
may he rest in peace azurnoir Mar 2012 #195
Holy shit! Breitbart's dead???? Cooley Hurd Mar 2012 #198
Anyone headed over to freekrepuke ELY08 Mar 2012 #199
A Kaddish to him.. okojo Mar 2012 #200
Hell: Population +1 n/t Spirochete Mar 2012 #206
Why do people feel they need to say nice things about him Smilo Mar 2012 #207
why attack or say mean things about him.. Green_Lantern Mar 2012 #212
Why are you defending this trashy con artist? HangOnKids Mar 2012 #233
I'm not defending him... Green_Lantern Mar 2012 #241
Breitbard Didn't Insult People He Destroyed Them HangOnKids Mar 2012 #260
Oh, so you should never Smilo Mar 2012 #237
ideally I don't think hating someone is a good thing... Green_Lantern Mar 2012 #244
Good for you............. Smilo Mar 2012 #259
I don't base my faith on what other Christians do... Green_Lantern Mar 2012 #271
then don't judge us on what you think we all should do SemperEadem Mar 2012 #333
Dumbest post in this thread! Doctor_J Mar 2012 #285
So when he personally harmed others? Hissyspit Mar 2012 #330
Syphilis finally did him in! Odin2005 Mar 2012 #209
GOOD! NICO9000 Mar 2012 #210
he didn't hurt you personally Green_Lantern Mar 2012 #218
he didn't have to hurt anyone personally SemperEadem Mar 2012 #335
Neither did Bin Laden. 2ndAmForComputers Mar 2012 #383
while god's on a roll-- lanlady Mar 2012 #243
really surprised to see he was a husband and father..... dhill926 Mar 2012 #216
you could say the same thing Green_Lantern Mar 2012 #219
You are a riot. HangOnKids Mar 2012 #238
yep because it seems arrogant Green_Lantern Mar 2012 #246
So? Then it's arrogant. Again, so? You can't do anything about it SemperEadem Mar 2012 #336
I'm sorry his family is hurting. nt Marrah_G Mar 2012 #229
Awesome!! Glaisne Mar 2012 #232
For all those who are dancing on his grave, remember he's Cleita Mar 2012 #236
Living with lies and deceit is not healthy. I make no apologies for saying that but instead jillan Mar 2012 #240
Breitbart on the death of Kennedy Smilo Mar 2012 #245
just because he did it doesn't justify me doing it Green_Lantern Mar 2012 #250
then how about YOU don't do it and leave it at that SemperEadem Mar 2012 #338
No great loss...and I am sorry if my statement offended anyone. Tikki Mar 2012 #247
I hope he was at peace with his maker SemperEadem Mar 2012 #249
Karma is real jbpdx Mar 2012 #251
as a Christian I believe in forgiveness not karma fortunately.. Green_Lantern Mar 2012 #256
Everybody dies - but they should not be forgiven just because they died. Smilo Mar 2012 #262
I was not trying to imply death earns forgiveness Green_Lantern Mar 2012 #269
All I have to do is ask god to forgive me and it's slate clean SemperEadem Mar 2012 #342
RIP, and may God have mercy on his soul. n/t bitchkitty Mar 2012 #253
I wonder whose nephew's baptism is happening? usrname Mar 2012 #255
Hope Lee Atwater Carolina Mar 2012 #261
Good alarimer Mar 2012 #264
RIP? Fuck that. obxhead Mar 2012 #266
Cant wait for Malloy and Goldman tonight! ErikJ Mar 2012 #268
GOLDMAN IS CUTTING HIM A NEW ONE. ErikJ Mar 2012 #391
Imagine what this country could be, if all of the following were to take their midnight walks louslobbs Mar 2012 #272
Malignant tumors, every one of them Doctor_J Mar 2012 #297
You said it Doc, Malignant and spreading. The sooner they're cut out, the better. louslobbs Mar 2012 #307
He was only 43??? Estevan Mar 2012 #273
I always thought he looked about 63 or so. Wow! That's what being a fake, phony and fraud will do louslobbs Mar 2012 #309
Didn't he do those stunts involving Acorn and the lady who used to work for the dept of ag? craigmatic Mar 2012 #275
The world is a better place Doctor_J Mar 2012 #276
When do the conspiracy theories begin? RussBLib Mar 2012 #277
For the people who loved him it must be terrible MNBrewer Mar 2012 #279
More than terrible. Iggo Mar 2012 #293
That's one way to avoid jail time. eppur_se_muova Mar 2012 #280
Toxic self loathing The Wizard Mar 2012 #282
K&R BumRushDaShow Mar 2012 #287
Sorry, but I'm not going to cry about this. baldguy Mar 2012 #292
Best thing he's ever done. k&r Electric Monk Mar 2012 #294
Only the good die young thelordofhell Mar 2012 #296
The way he spoke about Ted Kennedy after he died, I have no sympathies mvd Mar 2012 #304
I don't know if he was mean or nasty or how he spoke of Kennedy, but you are not hurting him. IndyJones Mar 2012 #339
I'm not hurting anyone. They don't know me at all mvd Mar 2012 #349
Okay, so you want to sink to his level. Kudos to you. I am just not into celebrating someone's IndyJones Mar 2012 #424
Where did I celebrate? I just said he isn't worthy of my time. mvd Mar 2012 #436
You Haven't Been Paying Attention Indy HangOnKids Mar 2012 #421
Whatever floats your boat. He's dead. I don't see the point in dancing on a grave. That's just me IndyJones Mar 2012 #423
One wonders if existentialist Mar 2012 #305
I have no sympathy for someone who deliberately did as much damage as he could lunatica Mar 2012 #311
I'm not in mourning 47of74 Mar 2012 #362
his self-rightous indignation is probably what killed him notadmblnd Mar 2012 #314
Karma Monster +2 timesup Mar 2012 #315
I thought that the world seemed a little bit brighter today Downtown Hound Mar 2012 #317
Best news I've had all day. cliffordu Mar 2012 #320
Actually, he died penndragon69 Mar 2012 #324
I don't celebrate his death. Like Fox News, Limbaugh and their ilk, propagandists like Breitbart yurbud Mar 2012 #325
Such a pity. n/t EmeraldCityGrl Mar 2012 #326
I think most people's attitude reflects Stewie's: MisterP Mar 2012 #334
Very sad news. He left behind four kids and his wife. Way too young to die. IndyJones Mar 2012 #337
Breitbart was a liar, a jerk, and a yellow journalist of about the lowest order....... AverageJoe90 Mar 2012 #340
What took so long? secondvariety Mar 2012 #341
He had to finally learn... MrMickeysMom Mar 2012 #402
Wow secondvariety Mar 2012 #439
Yes, pretty pathetic, I'd say... MrMickeysMom Mar 2012 #441
Guess the adage is wrong: The good may die young but the evil do also! emsimon33 Mar 2012 #344
Sorry Breitbart and family...no condolences from me Swede Atlanta Mar 2012 #345
dance on the grave...dance on the grave... dance on the grave... BiggJawn Mar 2012 #346
Sometimes all you can say is . . . MrModerate Mar 2012 #347
The conservanazis will find another hate monger to fill his shoes. TxVietVet Mar 2012 #350
yep, marions ghost Mar 2012 #434
Natral Causes: Struck by lightning erodriguez Mar 2012 #351
Skrue him CrazyBob Mar 2012 #357
Good News for a change PuffedMica Mar 2012 #359
ouch AndySipowicz Mar 2012 #378
...the wheel of deed and destiny Surya Gayatri Mar 2012 #364
Hey, God DonCoquixote Mar 2012 #369
I couldn't stand the SOB, but I'm sorry for his family that he's gone at 43 OmahaBlueDog Mar 2012 #370
Cocaine is one helluva drug. Drunken Irishman Mar 2012 #371
!!! MrMickeysMom Mar 2012 #401
My thoughts me b zola Mar 2012 #372
Saw that; can't say I was too choked up. AngryOldDem Mar 2012 #374
My condolences to his family ibegurpard Mar 2012 #375
I'm sure his friends and family are sad. Arkana Mar 2012 #377
Breitbart ... bites the dust creeker721 Mar 2012 #379
Here's hoping the rest of GOProud follows his lead MNBrewer Mar 2012 #380
Spam deleted by uppityperson (MIR Team) asfghjtyk Mar 2012 #384
Spam deleted by uppityperson (MIR Team) asfghjtyk Mar 2012 #385
So.......... DumbBassRepublicans Mar 2012 #388
Sucks for his wife and kids fujiyama Mar 2012 #390
Of the Dead, only speak good. Harry Back Mar 2012 #392
Exception to the rule that "Only the Good Die Young." yellowcanine Mar 2012 #395
People forget the second clause of that saying.... happyslug Mar 2012 #396
Good riddance NTXDem Mar 2012 #399
He died of natural HATE... MrMickeysMom Mar 2012 #400
So it ain't true after all that only the good die young ButterflyBlood Mar 2012 #403
Andrew Breitbart Talked Politics in L.A. Bar an Hour Before Dying (Exclusive) Tx4obama Mar 2012 #405
Link briefly mentions "a history of heart problems" n/t Mopar151 Mar 2012 #428
I specifically dropped in tonight to piss on this fucker's grave Horse with no Name Mar 2012 #406
Well.... this will make the networks some money... MrMickeysMom Mar 2012 #408
Nothing to add to this maniac's demise - just wanted to hang out here with all the cool people. Marie Marie Mar 2012 #409
Is there a form of suicide that looks like natural causes? jmowreader Mar 2012 #410
This message was self-deleted by its author Marie Marie Mar 2012 #411
My condol... ah fuck it. Yukari Yakumo Mar 2012 #416
Update: Andrew Breitbart's death to be reviewed by L.A. County coroner Tx4obama Mar 2012 #422
Post removed Post removed Mar 2012 #425
Speaking on behalf of America's ..... ErikJ Mar 2012 #427
My condolences to family and friends, but spicegal Mar 2012 #430
I have nothing to say about that ratfucker. DinahMoeHum Mar 2012 #432
I see Savage Weiner and Alex Jones are pushing the stupidity that Breitbart was assassinated Adenoid_Hynkel Mar 2012 #433
If anyone wanted him silenced, it is those who have been funding him. And whenever he was sabrina 1 Mar 2012 #445
Now I know what they meant Herlong Mar 2012 #440
Auto-erotic asphyxiation would be my guess bhikkhu Mar 2012 #442
Spam deleted by cbayer (MIR Team) dfgrehe Mar 2012 #443
Going quietly into the NIGHT......[or not]..... 322Skull Mar 2012 #449
Spam deleted by OKNancy (MIR Team) test939 Mar 2012 #450
 

golfguru

(4,987 posts)
234. One of my co-workers died at 37 of a heart attack
Thu Mar 1, 2012, 01:12 PM
Mar 2012

It was so surreal, I had worked with him the previous day and he looked
perfectly normal. I attended his wake and he looked like a man in 20's just
sleeping there. It was absolutely shocking to see him dead so young.

Xipe Totec

(43,853 posts)
321. My brother died at 40 - fulminating heart attack
Thu Mar 1, 2012, 04:00 PM
Mar 2012

In a golf course, sitting on a golf cart, surrounded by doctors, within sight of a hospital.

A US Marine with 20 years of service.

And he's not the only one in my family who's died in their 40's of a heart attack.

We're beginning to suspect that hemochromatosis is the silent killer that's been picking off my kin for the past 100 years or so that I have records. Over absorption of iron. They call it the Irish disease. It makes blood thick, sticky, and prone to forming massive clots.

SharonAnn

(13,743 posts)
412. My stepson died at 40. Massive heart attack. His cuts didn't bleed like normal.
Thu Mar 1, 2012, 11:32 PM
Mar 2012

He died in his sleep, after having "indigestion" that day at work

Only later did I think about the fact that his cuts barely bled and that could be related to his death.

And, he wasn't Irish. He was Dutch, Spanish, Belgian, and Central American Indian (Maya?).

Xipe Totec

(43,853 posts)
431. Hereditary hemochromatosis is one of the most common genetic disorders in the United States.
Fri Mar 2, 2012, 07:24 AM
Mar 2012

It most often affects Caucasians of Northern European descent, although other ethnic groups are also affected. About five people out of 1,000—0.5 percent—of the U.S. Caucasian population carry two copies of the hemochromatosis gene and are susceptible to developing the disease. One out of every 8 to 12 people is a carrier of one abnormal gene. Hemochromatosis is less common in African Americans, Asian Americans, Hispanics/Latinos, and American Indians.

Although both men and women can inherit the gene defect, men are more likely than women to be diagnosed with hereditary hemochromatosis at a younger age. On average, men develop symptoms and are diagnosed between 30 to 50 years of age. For women, the average age of diagnosis is about 50.

Hemochromatosis is considered rare and doctors may not think to test for it. Thus, the disease is often not diagnosed or treated. The initial symptoms can be diverse, vague, and mimic the symptoms of many other diseases. The doctors also may focus on the conditions caused by hemochromatosis—arthritis, liver disease, heart disease, or diabetes—rather than on the underlying iron overload. However, if the iron overload caused by hemochromatosis is diagnosed and treated before organ damage has occurred, a person can live a normal, healthy life.

http://digestive.niddk.nih.gov/ddiseases/pubs/hemochromatosis/

 

golfguru

(4,987 posts)
426. I take an aspirin every other day
Fri Mar 2, 2012, 01:15 AM
Mar 2012

not the baby kind, the standard size 325mg. Just have to make sure to eat
something with it. I also have aspirin handy in the car, and by bed side. It
is the best defense against clots, which are probably the cause of sudden
heart attacks. Even if one exercises regularly, one can have genetic tendencies
of forming blood clots.

 

47of74

(18,470 posts)
363. I had a former co-worker pass a couple months ago
Thu Mar 1, 2012, 07:33 PM
Mar 2012

He was 45 at the time of his passing, which was the result of a heart attack. Unfortunately by the time of the visitation he didn't look like he was just sleeping - he died 1,000 miles from home so by the time they got him home and ready for visitation it was over a week. It was a total shock to have him go so suddenly.

caseymoz

(5,763 posts)
8. Might be a heart attack. Especially if he ate like Dick Cheney.
Thu Mar 1, 2012, 09:33 AM
Mar 2012

A heart attack, stroke, aneurism, aorta dissection. Or it's possible he had a condition he hid from the public.

All of that is unusual in a man his age, but unusual means it happens to someone.

MinneapolisMatt

(1,550 posts)
13. Seems he had substance abuse problems.
Thu Mar 1, 2012, 09:39 AM
Mar 2012

He appeared under the influence sometimes.

Obviously I have no evidence, but it's been discussed frequently.

backtomn

(482 posts)
183. and if he did have a substance abuse problem?? So what??
Thu Mar 1, 2012, 12:16 PM
Mar 2012

Come on people. I think that we are exposing ourselves on this one. He's gone. You don't have to worry about him. But, he has a family. I would not wish this type of vitriol on anyone, regardless of political position. Can't we just relax for one day. Geez.

Ikonoklast

(23,973 posts)
215. Get back to me when his family, who profited off Breitbart's hatred, apologize
Thu Mar 1, 2012, 12:48 PM
Mar 2012

for all the lies, and the lives ruined by their loved one.

You reap what you sow, thus has it ever been.

Ikonoklast

(23,973 posts)
306. Straw Man.
Thu Mar 1, 2012, 03:15 PM
Mar 2012

YOU mentioned his kids.

Please quote or link to where I, or anyone else on this board today, attacked his kids.

ChairmanAgnostic

(28,017 posts)
225. Agreed. A vile, lying, cheating, schemer, who profited from his crap.
Thu Mar 1, 2012, 01:04 PM
Mar 2012

Those who think we should forgive and forget ignore that by doing so, we actually cover up his crimes.

His family? I don't feel sorry about his death for them, rather, I feel sorry that he had the chance to pollute his kids' minds for as long as he did. That kind of education might take years of therapy in order for the kids to recover.

 

tech_smythe

(190 posts)
419. I'll bring the beer so we can have a nice...
Fri Mar 2, 2012, 12:27 AM
Mar 2012

Long piss on the evil assholes grave

Man was scum!
I hope hes burning in the lowest pit of hell suffering!
Karma will.decide.his.punishment however.

Carolina

(6,960 posts)
242. thank you, Ikonoklast
Thu Mar 1, 2012, 01:21 PM
Mar 2012

I might feel sorry for some other 43 year old and his family but not Breitbart and his.

You do indeed reap what you sow!

janedum

(389 posts)
355. "Good" Karma would've been a LONG, SLOW DEATH.
Thu Mar 1, 2012, 06:59 PM
Mar 2012

he died too fast.
NO SUFFERING. No guilt. No shame.
The worst part about a quick death is, you have no time to repent for your transgressions.
What a pity.

zinnisking

(405 posts)
220. Yes, relax.
Thu Mar 1, 2012, 12:56 PM
Mar 2012

Substance *abuse* is never healthy. It's nothing to blow off.

Of course there is going to be speculation about a relatively young guy's sudden death. If you are too thin-skinned to deal with it, maybe you should avoid the comment section for your own good.

okojo

(76 posts)
205. It just seems like he just didnít take care of himself..
Thu Mar 1, 2012, 12:39 PM
Mar 2012

He probably followed the triad of a poor health lifestyle, bad diet, high stress and no exercise. Whether he had a substance abuse problem, he was probably warned that he needed to change his lifestyle.

Brettongarcia

(2,262 posts)
22. "Natural Causes" at 43? Sounds like one last right-wing bit of spin/misinformation
Thu Mar 1, 2012, 09:44 AM
Mar 2012

Let's wait for further info on this one.

Right after Whitney Houston and Michael Jackson?

It's starting to look like Hollywood is really good, by now, in covering up drug-related deaths.

To protect the reputation - and the value of the estate, residuals - for heirs.

NewJeffCT

(56,825 posts)
95. He was overweight & 43 years old
Thu Mar 1, 2012, 10:33 AM
Mar 2012

a heart attack is not unusual at that age if he had a history of high blood pressure and/or cholesterol. A heart attack would be natural causes.

Of course, drug use could have contributed as well.

99 Percent Sure

(404 posts)
175. Yeah, it is.
Thu Mar 1, 2012, 12:10 PM
Mar 2012
Natural Causes of Death

A death by natural causes, as recorded by coroners and on death certificates and associated documents, is one that is primarily attributed to natural agents: usually an illness or an internal malfunction of the body. For example, a person dying from complications from influenza (an infection) or a heart attack (an internal body malfunction) would be listed as having died of natural causes. Old age is not a scientifically recognized cause of death; there is always a more direct cause although it may be unknown in certain cases and could be one of a number of aging-associated diseases.

In contrast, death caused by active intervention is called unnatural death. The "unnatural" causes are usually given as accident (implying no unreasonable voluntary risk), misadventure (accident following a wilful and dangerous risk), suicide, or homicide. In some settings, other categories may be added. For example, a prison may track the deaths of inmates due to acute intoxication separately.

99 Percent Sure

(404 posts)
254. Here you go...
Thu Mar 1, 2012, 01:35 PM
Mar 2012
Cocaine-Related Cardiomyopathy

Many deaths in the drug abuse population are ascribed to drug toxicity without further attempts at defining the exact etiology.

Comparative cardiac pathology among deaths due to cocaine toxicity, opioid toxicity and non-drug-related causes.
FINDINGS:

The cocaine group had significantly higher proportions of left ventricular hypertrophy and ischaemic heart disease than either comparison group. Coronary artery atherosclerosis was also detected in significantly higher proportions of cocaine cases than in either comparison group. The cocaine group was more likely than either comparison group to have atherosclerosis of the left anterior descending coronary artery, right coronary artery and circumflex artery. Only in the left anterior descending coronary artery did the cocaine group exhibit higher levels of moderate-severe atherosclerosis. Cocaine cases also had significantly higher levels of cerebrovascular atherosclerosis than either comparison group.

Cardiovascular Effects of Cocaine
Cocaine causes systolic and diastolic dysfunction, arrhythmias, and atherosclerosis. Cocaine decreases myocardial contractility and ejection fraction by blocking sodium and potassium channels within the myocardium. Intracoronary infusion of cocaine decreases left ventricular ejection fraction and increases left ventricular end-diastolic pressure and end-systolic volume. Long-term cocaine use is associated with left ventricular hypertrophy and prolonged deceleration time. [snip] Cocaine is associated with coronary atherosclerosis even in young users with relatively few cardiac risk factors.

As posted by someone else, pulmonary embolism, also considered a natural cause of death, can also occur in cocaine users, thereby causing death.

Not an MD but worked in a university anatomic pathology department for some years; saw a lot of things, including autopsies and the attendant reports.
 

Liberal_Stalwart71

(20,450 posts)
270. I see what you're saying, but when most people hear "natural causes," they don't think heart attack.
Thu Mar 1, 2012, 02:01 PM
Mar 2012

Why not wait until there is an autopsy to learn the cause of death. It seems that the Corporate Media has immediately attempted to protect this story by using the phrase "natural causes," but no one buys it.

The bottom line for me is that I don't really care. The guy was a racist, hateful scumbag and there's no love lost. I feel for his family, but I think the world will be better off without an Andrew Breitbart.

 

Liberal_Stalwart71

(20,450 posts)
300. They should just say a "heart attack," rather than confuse people. Most folks don't realize that
Thu Mar 1, 2012, 03:01 PM
Mar 2012

there's no difference. Davey Jones just died and it was reported that he died of a heart attack, not "natural causes." If it is the same thing, then call it was it really is...or better yet...wait for a freakin' autopsy!!

barbtries

(28,627 posts)
316. what they're saying is
Thu Mar 1, 2012, 03:39 PM
Mar 2012

he was walking and he fell down and died. or maybe he died and fell down.

nobody attacked him. nobody shot or stabbed him. he was not hit by a car.

they probably don't know yet if it was a heart attack. it could have been a stroke or an aneurysm. they're just saying it was natural causes, as in, not caused by external, homicidal, or suicidal causes.

 

Liberal_Stalwart71

(20,450 posts)
318. They should wait, as they do in most, if not all cases, until they have a cause of death
Thu Mar 1, 2012, 03:51 PM
Mar 2012

because people are finding it strange or confusing. That would also avert any speculation.

All I'm saying is that it is strange to use that term, especially when most people don't associate a natural cause of death with someone his age.

barbtries

(28,627 posts)
319. have you seen the clips from the freepers?
Thu Mar 1, 2012, 03:56 PM
Mar 2012

one can only imagine what we'd be hearing if they had NOT said natural causes.

 

Liberal_Stalwart71

(20,450 posts)
323. They were going to go down that road regardless of what was reported. I agree that the Freepers
Thu Mar 1, 2012, 04:05 PM
Mar 2012

are especially despicable. And yes, I have seen what they are writing.

 

Thor_MN

(11,843 posts)
366. I seriously doubt that there were many, if any, people that thought the world
Thu Mar 1, 2012, 07:37 PM
Mar 2012

would be a better place without Davey Jones.

OTOH, the people that think having a Breitbart free world are legion. FR is probably ablaze with therories about someone doing in Breitbart, but they have always been good about projecting their darkest thoughts on others.

Saying "natural causes" is a way of saying what it ISN'T, i.e. UNnatural causes. They believe he died of disease, not as a result of actions. In the realm on natural causes, I believe we can rule out constipation, the man was, after all, a giant ass.

 

Liberal_Stalwart71

(20,450 posts)
368. Again, maybe they should wait until they know the actual cause of death.
Thu Mar 1, 2012, 07:43 PM
Mar 2012

You confused my comment about Davey Jones. When he died the other day, the cause of death was known. It was a heart attack.

The point I'm making here? To avoid speculation and confusion, they should've waited to announce the cause of death.

I don't quite understand why people are making such a big argument about this. But I tell you, had they waited to announce the cause, then perhaps we wouldn't be on DU speculating about that cause.

I'm not the ONLY one who thinks it's weird about the announcement. This conversation is occurring on other message boards that I frequent.

 

Thor_MN

(11,843 posts)
373. I didn't confuse anything. You are attempting to equate a former teen idol with a hateful asshole
Thu Mar 1, 2012, 08:04 PM
Mar 2012

Which is why they are trying to defuse speculation with the phrase "natural causes".

There are people that hated Breitbart and there are unstable people that shared his hate who might try to retaliate. Which is exactly why they said natural causes.

 

Liberal_Stalwart71

(20,450 posts)
376. You don't read well at all. I DID NOT equate Davey Jones' death with Breitbart!
Thu Mar 1, 2012, 08:15 PM
Mar 2012

That is a misrepresentation of my argument!

There are people here on DU that are arguing that having a heart attack IS a natural cause! All I'm saying is that the reporting should have been better with Breitbart's death. If people hate Breitbart and "may try to retaliate," then all the more reason for the reporting to state that "cause of death pending autopsy." That is what reporting has done for most public figures. Cause of death unknown PENDING AUTOPSY! In no way, shape, or form did I compare Davey Jones with that despicable Breitbart.

Go back and read. And if you still don't understand or can't comprehend my argument, then I can't help you.

 

Thor_MN

(11,843 posts)
386. I read very well, thank you. You apparently don't remember what you typed
Thu Mar 1, 2012, 09:20 PM
Mar 2012

" Davey Jones just died and it was reported that he died of a heart attack, not "natural causes." If it is the same thing,... "

Your words, not mine. You most certainly compared the reporting of Davey Jones death with the reporting of Breitbarts death and seemingly don't understand why it was reported differently.

I understand your desire for consistency. I generally prefer it as well. What I am pointing out is that there is a reason to indicate that foul play was not suspected in Breitbart's passing. There would be little reason to expect foul foul play in Davey Jones' death. For someone who spewed as much hate as Breitbart, it would not be unreasonable to consider that he might have pissed the wrong person off.

Your statement on heart attacks is a bit ambiguous with the emphasized "IS", but a heart attack is a natural cause of death so I'm not sure if we agree or disagree there.

Once you go back and read what you typed (perhaps you didn't mean to type what you typed) you might figure out that there is a reason to report that foul play is not suspected.

 

Liberal_Stalwart71

(20,450 posts)
387. You are now on ignore. You continue to badger and mischaracterize the MAIN POINT of my writing.
Thu Mar 1, 2012, 09:37 PM
Mar 2012

Again, you lack simple reading comprehension and I can't help you. And none of what you've written makes any sense.

Off you Ignore you go.

 

Thor_MN

(11,843 posts)
397. Keep on denying what you wrote, ignore your own words, insist that you are always correct
Thu Mar 1, 2012, 10:30 PM
Mar 2012

I don't have much time for people who can't coniceive that they might be wrong. So it's probably best to ignore me and the rest of the world that understand the difference between natural causes and unnatural causes.

 

Liberal_Stalwart71

(20,450 posts)
435. Listen, I proudly and resolutely stand by what I wrote
Fri Mar 2, 2012, 10:11 AM
Mar 2012

I can't help that you don't read or process information well.

Again, please stop responding to me. We will never agree on this issue so go and harass someone else.

 

Thor_MN

(11,843 posts)
446. Tell you what, you stop responding to me, I can;t help that you contradict yourself.
Fri Mar 2, 2012, 09:47 PM
Mar 2012

If you can't help but readi what I post to correct your incorrect notions, it's not my problem to deal with.

If you spent a just minute or two with google, you would see that you are totslly incorrect in saying that a heart attack is not considered natural causes. In fact, it is the most commonly given example when defining natural causes. Homicide, suicide, accidental, natural causes and other. Natural causes is anything related to disease. In case you haven't heard, most heart attacks are caused by disease. Now they can occur as a result of poisoning (homicide) or a blow to the chest (accidental), the VAST majority of heart attacks are caused by disease and thus, natural causes.

Now that we have set aside your confusion and explained it to anyone bothering to read this, we could discuss contradicting oneself. Bringing Davey Jones into the discussion, then denying that you did is a contradiction. Saying that you are going to ignore me, then replying to me is a contradiction. That's a bit odd, consdering your desire that all deaths to be reported exactly the same way.

Otherwise, have a nice weekend, hopefully we have all learned something, and anyone reading has not been lead astray by incorrect information.

 

Liberal_Stalwart71

(20,450 posts)
447. I put you on IGNORE and you're still responding to me, which is odd. But you have a great weekend,
Fri Mar 2, 2012, 10:10 PM
Mar 2012

too!

If you continue to respond to me, I will report you. I truly mean that.

I asked you to stop harassing me and you continue to do so.

 

Thor_MN

(11,843 posts)
448. I have not harrased you in any way.
Fri Mar 2, 2012, 11:47 PM
Mar 2012

I have posted factual information in response to inaccurate information. Threads do not belong to you any more than they belong to me. If you wish us to belive that a heart attack is NOT a natural cause of death, bring some proof to the discussion. Bring some evidence rather than attempting to insult my reading skills. I'm not sure why I'm bothering, as you have offered nothing but insults, threats, and content null proclaimtions that you are correct.

And if you are ignoring me, why are you continuing to rant?

markpkessinger

(8,336 posts)
119. I'm afraid I can't be quite so polite where Breitbart is concerned . . .
Thu Mar 1, 2012, 10:52 AM
Mar 2012

This isn't just a matter of political differences. Folks, this guy man deliberately (and repeatedly) set out to destroy people for no good reason whatsoever. As far as I'm concerned, it's good riddance to bad rubbish!

 

Liberal_Stalwart71

(20,450 posts)
267. Who do I think shot him? I don't know and I don't care...
Thu Mar 1, 2012, 01:55 PM
Mar 2012

It does appear, however, that the Freepers just can't seem to help themselves. Somehow, some way, it's Obama's fault!

 

Bainbridge Bear

(155 posts)
157. Thanks to him
Thu Mar 1, 2012, 11:38 AM
Mar 2012

ACORN was dismantled. Bad rubbish, indeed. I also don't believe that he died of "natural causes". That is an obvious cover up for the real reason. He was an awful man and I will not miss him at all.

99 Percent Sure

(404 posts)
185. His "good reason" was that he was as mean and venomous as a black-mouthed mamba.
Thu Mar 1, 2012, 12:19 PM
Mar 2012

A wicked man on the order of Dick Cheeknee.

Ikonoklast

(23,973 posts)
180. Booze is made from 'natural' ingredients.
Thu Mar 1, 2012, 12:13 PM
Mar 2012

Obese guy with anger issues that seemed inebriated all the time dying young is no real surprise to me.

TexasProgresive

(12,133 posts)
192. A cousin, and a boss-both seemingly healthy
Thu Mar 1, 2012, 12:22 PM
Mar 2012

died in their early 40's. Our beloved veterinarian who always ate right, did not smoke, drink or do drugs, was physically fit had 5 way bypass surgery at 38 and ended up selling his practice.

SusanaMontana41

(3,233 posts)
284. One of my brothers died at age 36 of a heart attack.
Thu Mar 1, 2012, 02:27 PM
Mar 2012

Before this natural death, he ate all the wrong foods, drank all the wrong drinks, and used all the wrong drugs.

grantcart

(53,061 posts)
328. He died of Joe-McCarthy-itis.
Thu Mar 1, 2012, 04:22 PM
Mar 2012


McCarthy died at age 48, of untethered bottomless hatred. Breitbart had a more virulent form and so it took him earlier.
389. So..... who cares..??
Thu Mar 1, 2012, 09:43 PM
Mar 2012

breitbart once said that Ted Kennedy, after the Senator's death, was "a special pile of human excrement."
Well, now....
WHO'S THE SPECIAL PILE OF HUMAN EXCREMENT NOW.....??!!
pathetic republican partisan, who put his sorry-arsed party first, and the country second...
Good Riddance.
NEXT: Rush Limbaugh.....

hlthe2b

(101,217 posts)
2. Thank heavens that I reflexively go to that old southern adage in these matters...
Thu Mar 1, 2012, 09:30 AM
Mar 2012

"if you can't say anything good (about someone), then just say nothing at all...""


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chirp

txlibdem

(6,183 posts)
65. I too agree
Thu Mar 1, 2012, 10:05 AM
Mar 2012

I don't want anyone to die. That's just not how my psyche works. I want the wrong-headed (DINOs, Conservatives, Free Marketeers, etc.) to learn the truth of what their ideology has done to the world and to the virtual slaves in the factories our companies built overseas. And I want them to change their ways and repent their sins against their fellow Man and the Earth. But I'd never wish death upon anyone just because of their political views.

hyphenate

(12,496 posts)
146. I agree in general, but
Thu Mar 1, 2012, 11:22 AM
Mar 2012

there are just some people who are out-and-out evil, who will never reform, never change, and will willfully do horrible things to others. Men who do these things need to be stopped--even if it never happens in real life.

Sometimes I imagine the Dick Cheneys, the Karl Roves, Grover Norquists, James Dobsons and other morally condemned people were truly gone, and what amazing things could happen with them gone. A true flushing out of the evil genes in the world could be all we need for a future better than what we have now.

If there is even an iota of redemptive DNA in their bodies, it's one thing. But some of these people are as sick as sociopaths we see articles about every day. Sick and twisted bastards, for whom there is nothing worth saving in the end.

bigmonkey

(1,798 posts)
162. I admit I'm just trying to avoid thinking of the death of some people, but instead ...
Thu Mar 1, 2012, 11:50 AM
Mar 2012

I imagine that they are given the best that anyone could possibly have, every benefit of human civilization that could be given, to anyone who, like them, has been permanently exiled from human contact to a remote facility in the center of Antarctica. That's how I handle it, just a personal thing.

txlibdem

(6,183 posts)
211. Antarctica would be nice
Thu Mar 1, 2012, 12:45 PM
Mar 2012

... or one of the islands that is in danger due to sea level rise. I'd build them a 50 ft high glass wall (or polycarbonate whichever is cheaper yet still safe) all around the island so, as the sea level rose, they could see what their ideology had done to the world.

But, as you stated, inside their walled compound they would have every comfort and clean food and water, relaxing palm trees by the pool, etc. I just wonder how much time they'd spend looking at the glass wall with the rising seas on the other side versus sunning themselves poolside with a mint julep.

dgibby

(9,474 posts)
147. I'd never wish for someone to die,
Thu Mar 1, 2012, 11:23 AM
Mar 2012

but as long as it happened, I'm just happy it didn't happen to someone I liked!

kenfrequed

(7,865 posts)
158. Agreed
Thu Mar 1, 2012, 11:38 AM
Mar 2012

I would add the sad case of Atwater to that. I would prefer people to tell the truth before facing death and I really wouldn't even want Breitbart to die so young. It seems unfair and I feel bad for his friends and family.

Ecumenist

(6,086 posts)
152. I know that it's not the nicest thing to do but I screamed when I saw your post
Thu Mar 1, 2012, 11:31 AM
Mar 2012

LOL!!! but I willl take the same stance you have, as I am married to a southerner and my paternal family is from South Carolina, so ...."CHIRP +1

donheld

(21,311 posts)
166. Thank heavens that I reflexively go to that other southern adage in these matters...
Thu Mar 1, 2012, 11:58 AM
Mar 2012

"if you can't say anything good (about someone), come sit by me.

Bohunk68

(1,364 posts)
286. Moms Mabley
Thu Mar 1, 2012, 02:31 PM
Mar 2012

had a routine where she said, "Mama always said that you should say good about the dead. He's dead. Good."

Generic Other

(28,979 posts)
5. After listening to him rant at the occupiers a few weeks ago (BEHAVE YOURSELVES) I am not surprised
Thu Mar 1, 2012, 09:31 AM
Mar 2012

He seemed unhinged at the time, possibly drunk and clearly way too agitated. No heart could stand that kind of rage.

riverwalker

(8,694 posts)
10. strange
Thu Mar 1, 2012, 09:37 AM
Mar 2012

all the sources go back to one source, BigHollywood. Trying to get independant confirmation from somewhere.

drm604

(16,230 posts)
103. I heard it on NPR this morning while driving to work.
Thu Mar 1, 2012, 10:39 AM
Mar 2012

I think it was BBC World News. I have no idea what their source was.

enigmatic

(15,021 posts)
11. Comfirmed by TPM
Thu Mar 1, 2012, 09:39 AM
Mar 2012
http://livewire.talkingpointsmemo.com/entries/tpm-confirms-andrew-breitbart-dead-at-43

"Lt. Larry Dietz of the Los Angeles Coroner's Office tells TPM that conservative media icon Andrew Breitbart died last night at UCLA Medical Center."

riverwalker

(8,694 posts)
31. ABC too
Thu Mar 1, 2012, 09:49 AM
Mar 2012

ABC News political producer Katie Bosland tweeted:

LA Coroner’s Office has confirmed to @ABC that Andrew Breitbart passed away last night at UCLA Medical Center.

hughee99

(16,113 posts)
181. It's unbelieveable that assholes would wildly speculate that someone
Thu Mar 1, 2012, 12:13 PM
Mar 2012

actually killed a person who appeared to die in an accident or of natural causes and that there's a coverup going on.

This isn't like when the BFEE killed Paul Wellstone, Mel Carnahan, and JFK, jr. either, this is just wild speculation.

Ochsfan

(25 posts)
16. In the words of the great Moms Mabley
Thu Mar 1, 2012, 09:41 AM
Mar 2012

I was always taught to never say anything about the dead unless you could say something good. So I'll jst say "He's dead? GOOD!"

AnneD

(15,774 posts)
231. Now THERE is a blast from the past....
Thu Mar 1, 2012, 01:09 PM
Mar 2012

Thanks for the laugh. I want to be as cantankerous as she was when I get older!

 

crunch60

(1,412 posts)
248. Your right, when your dead, your dead, and
Thu Mar 1, 2012, 01:29 PM
Mar 2012

the human race will continue to recycle, the good, bad, and the ugly.

Pachamama

(16,821 posts)
38. "life so short and so wasted"....
Thu Mar 1, 2012, 09:51 AM
Mar 2012

Well summarized.....

Sympathies for his family who lost him....I'm sure that he had some who cared for him.

Otherwise, a wasted life spent trying to destroy others with lies and mistruths....

caseymoz

(5,763 posts)
23. Or in the words of a fellow conservative blowhard,
Thu Mar 1, 2012, 09:45 AM
Mar 2012

"He's assumed room temperature."

-Rush Limbaugh

I can't think of anything good to say about the guy. I'm glad it wasn't murder.

Man, it hasn't been a good year for conservatives or the GOP. The reaper's kicking them when their down, not that I would discourage him, just an observation.

caseymoz

(5,763 posts)
129. I think his outrage was true at one time
Thu Mar 1, 2012, 11:09 AM
Mar 2012

But since the early 90s, he's had to make the effort to stay ignorant to keep earning millions. Now it's probably fake.

caseymoz

(5,763 posts)
356. Professionally ignorant.
Thu Mar 1, 2012, 07:08 PM
Mar 2012

He knows he makes his money from being a contagious village idiot. That's all he wants to know.

Response to caseymoz (Reply #23)

Lex

(34,108 posts)
24. Amazing, and yet Rush continues to live at whatever age he is.
Thu Mar 1, 2012, 09:46 AM
Mar 2012

Not that I wish anything bad on Rush (I don't like to do such things), but it is not ordinary that a 43 year old dies of natural causes.

Proud Public Servant

(2,097 posts)
26. And here's the Freepanoia
Thu Mar 1, 2012, 09:47 AM
Mar 2012
Break out the tin foil...

He must have had something big on the administration.
4 posted on Thu Mar 01 2012 09:33:53 GMT-0500 (Eastern Standard Time) by TShaunK

He announces that he has tapes of obama and he he is now dead????????
7 posted on Thu Mar 01 2012 09:34:58 GMT-0500 (Eastern Standard Time) by Jewels1091

Fox says he died of natural causes....yea right. RIP Andrew.
11 posted on Thu Mar 01 2012 09:37:13 GMT-0500 (Eastern Standard Time) by lula (Newt 2012! We need him now more than ever because the establishment is scared.)

I just saw this on Drudge. WTF?? Natural causes? What the hell does that mean? He just died and they are declaring it immediately as “natural causes”? Obamacide?
14 posted on Thu Mar 01 2012 09:37:23 GMT-0500 (Eastern Standard Time) by GrandJediMasterYoda (How ironic that Ann Coulter should write a book called Treason.)

Tragic! WOW! Move on over Vince Foster!
I smell a BIG rat here!
19 posted on Thu Mar 01 2012 09:38:35 GMT-0500 (Eastern Standard Time) by JDoutrider

okojo

(76 posts)
204. Well Westwood is the home of paranoid conspiracy plots
Thu Mar 1, 2012, 12:35 PM
Mar 2012

Think of all those people walking their dogs late at night in Westwood and across the 405 in Brentwood, they could all have poison dart guns, waiting to get their orders from the West Wing of the White House, the real version or the TV version.

I am guessing, Obama is behind all the freeway construction from Sunset to Wilshire as well..

onenote

(41,965 posts)
113. Not surprising. Of course I'm also not surprised by posts over in GD
Thu Mar 1, 2012, 10:45 AM
Mar 2012

that are speculating that someone on the right was responsible for taking out Breitbart to prevent him from naming names in upcoming litigation.

Tin foil fits extreme partisans of all stripes.

Hayabusa

(2,135 posts)
117. So, in their thoughts...
Thu Mar 1, 2012, 10:48 AM
Mar 2012

Naturally, a bullet to head causes death?

I barely ever heard of the guy to tell the truth, but I wasn't happy with what I did hear. Shame he had to die so young, though.

 

sulphurdunn

(6,891 posts)
121. He may become
Thu Mar 1, 2012, 10:57 AM
Mar 2012

a minor martyr, but right wind sainthood is unlikely. He lacked the celebrity status for that.

WhoIsNumberNone

(7,875 posts)
144. Shocker.
Thu Mar 1, 2012, 11:20 AM
Mar 2012

Yeah- Obama killed him. Sure. Never mind that he's been drunk all the time the last couple of months. I'd bet my left nut this was alcohol-related.

hyphenate

(12,496 posts)
159. Freepers don't know jack
Thu Mar 1, 2012, 11:40 AM
Mar 2012

When someone dies and is under a doctor's care, most of the time an autopsy is waived. Since he died in the hospital, it is likely that he might have been treated for whatever was wrong. I would suggest a heart attack. I was 42 when I had two heart attacks, and as a woman, that was REALLY unusual. Men in their younger years will often have heart attacks--depending on how conscientious that person has been about their health, whether they've smokes or were drinkers, exercising or not--all these things contribute to an early death.

Perhaps one good thing might come out of this if it was a heart attack: it could raise the awareness of early heart disease and the need to take care of one's self ALL your life, not just when you think it's necessary. And a lot of people don't realize that high cholesterol is often inherited, so people should get tested early.

 

crunch60

(1,412 posts)
230. More women die of heart attacks than breast cancer, not so unusual anymore
Thu Mar 1, 2012, 01:08 PM
Mar 2012

267,000 women die each year from heart attacks, which kill six times as many women as breast cancer. Another 31, 837 women die each year of congestive heart failure, representing 62.6% of all heart failure deaths.

 

47of74

(18,470 posts)
365. After my friend died at 45 from a heart attack
Thu Mar 1, 2012, 07:36 PM
Mar 2012

I made sure at the next doctor's visit that they paid extra attention to my heart - my doctor said the EKG looked good. Cholesterol is good, weight's going in the right direction. So hopefully I'll be here for a while yet.

progressoid

(49,605 posts)
168. Ya know,
Thu Mar 1, 2012, 11:58 AM
Mar 2012

Freepers aren't the only ones to don the tin foil hat when someone dies. I've seen it here a few times as well.

I'm certainly not agreeing with those douches. Just sayin'

Rob H.

(5,322 posts)
201. They're all wrong
Thu Mar 1, 2012, 12:31 PM
Mar 2012

It was the Mighty Clenis™! Even after being out of office for 11 years, it still wields a power too great and terrible to imagine!

chrisa

(4,524 posts)
223. Some newer theories -
Thu Mar 1, 2012, 01:01 PM
Mar 2012

# A hit-and-run Sarin gas attack

# Death by poisonous dart

# A poison - tipped umbrella

# Food poisoning by Bill Ayers from a dinner he had during the Super Bowl

# The "PTB" (a term used by paranoid CTers) are manipulating his autopsy and the press

No joke - go look at that place. lol

grantcart

(53,061 posts)
29. He did this very well
Thu Mar 1, 2012, 09:47 AM
Mar 2012

"I enjoy making enemies".


It remains an amazingly shallow epithet for an amazingly shallow human being but he succeeded at the base path that he chose.

99 Percent Sure

(404 posts)
196. Probably contributed to whatever underlying health problems he had, whether
Thu Mar 1, 2012, 12:29 PM
Mar 2012

diagnosed or not. Bottled up anger and rage contributes mightily to stroke and heart malfunctions as much as unhealthy lifestyles--alcohol, drugs, poor eating, etc.

My sympathies to his wife and children.

southerncrone

(5,506 posts)
398. But he always seemed to be a sensible sort, none the less.
Thu Mar 1, 2012, 10:35 PM
Mar 2012

Hardly the crazed sociopath BB was. Still can't imagine what Thanksgiving must have been like at their house.

 

Suji to Seoul

(2,035 posts)
42. Usually I am upset when someone dies. . .for some reason, I can't feel too upset tonight
Thu Mar 1, 2012, 09:52 AM
Mar 2012

if this is true!

 

leftynyc

(26,060 posts)
101. He had 4 childen
Thu Mar 1, 2012, 10:36 AM
Mar 2012

Because of them I can't take any joy from this. However, I do feel his karma finally caught up to him.

BobbyBoring

(1,965 posts)
228. I'll weep for his kids too
Thu Mar 1, 2012, 01:07 PM
Mar 2012

although I can't imagine what they will turn out to be with a father like that~

 

Jester Messiah

(4,711 posts)
151. I'm sure their gigantic inheritance of hate-and-misery-spawned money will be great comfort to them.
Thu Mar 1, 2012, 11:31 AM
Mar 2012

So to hell with them. He's dead and I'm glad. Where does the line to piss on his grave form?

grantcart

(53,061 posts)
329. Fortunately for them his unrelenting cloud of hatred will not engulf their lives. They
Thu Mar 1, 2012, 04:24 PM
Mar 2012

will remember a mythologized father and not have to experience his anger first hand.

His children have been liberated.

Berlin Expat

(943 posts)
44. There was a saying, and for the life of me I can't
Thu Mar 1, 2012, 09:54 AM
Mar 2012

recall who said it, but it goes something like this; "I would never speak ill of the dead, no matter how much I may have disagreed with them, but suffice it to say, there are some obituaries whose reading brings me a certain grim satisfaction."

Natural causes? It's possible, even at a young age like 43. He struck me as an exceedingly angry and hostile person, and that certainly isn't good for the body (or soul, for that matter).

Now just you wait. All the wingnuts will soon be screaming, "Obama had him killed! It's a conspiracy!"

Quick update....yeah, I was right. There's much mourning in FReeperville, and some posts alluding to conspiratorial machinations.

csziggy

(34,112 posts)
123. That quote is from Clarence Darrow
Thu Mar 1, 2012, 10:59 AM
Mar 2012
All men have an emotion to kill; when they strongly dislike some one they involuntarily wish he was dead. I have never killed any one, but I have read some obituary notices with great satisfaction.
Note: That's from Darrow's autobiography, The Story of My Life.
http://kottke.org/11/05/giving-our-feelings-a-name

Bruce Wayne

(692 posts)
45. Regardless of his professional ugliness, this is still shocking
Thu Mar 1, 2012, 09:54 AM
Mar 2012

I'll hold my tongue, but I suspect we might have a loose definition of "natural causes" going on here. He was an erratic person.

99 Percent Sure

(404 posts)
208. Also permanent cardiomyopathy caused by cocaine usage...
Thu Mar 1, 2012, 12:40 PM
Mar 2012
Cocaine-Related Cardiomyopathy

The fact that subacute, or even chronic, cardiomyopathy may result from the use of cocaine is being increasingly recognized. While most cases of cocaine-related cardiomyopathy have proved to be reversible, others have resulted in permanent cardiac dysfunction or death. However, because morbidity and mortality information associated with cocaine-related cardiomyopathy is based on case reports, it may be underreported. Many deaths in the drug abuse population are ascribed to drug toxicity without further attempts at defining the exact etiology.

I'm thinking this may have caused Whitney "Nippy" Houston's death.
 

Liberal_Stalwart71

(20,450 posts)
281. You don't think it's strange that they reported "natural causes" *immediately* rather than just tell
Thu Mar 1, 2012, 02:20 PM
Mar 2012

the public that they'd know more after an autopsy has been performed?

I just think it's strange, that's all. And I'm not alone, either.

JDPriestly

(57,936 posts)
120. That might be called a stroke or an aneurism. Cocaine just wipes out the brain
Thu Mar 1, 2012, 10:55 AM
Mar 2012

I have heard. It goes very quickly. The doctors are helpless to do anything for many cocaine overdoses -- just helpless.

Generic Other

(28,979 posts)
59. Let us then quote the man himself
Thu Mar 1, 2012, 10:00 AM
Mar 2012

Wiki: In the hours immediately following Senator Ted Kennedy's death, Breitbart called Kennedy a "villain", a "duplicitous bastard", a "prick" and "a special pile of human excrement."

What goes around comes around.

proud2BlibKansan

(96,793 posts)
127. +1
Thu Mar 1, 2012, 11:07 AM
Mar 2012

He went after a dear friend who is a respected university professor.

Prick is an absolutely perfect description.

riverwalker

(8,694 posts)
49. lets give the respect he gave to others
Thu Mar 1, 2012, 09:57 AM
Mar 2012

Andrew Breitbart Unleashes A Torrent Of Invective Against Sen. Ted Kennedy’s Legacy On Twitter


Early this morning, news broke that Sen. Ted Kennedy had passed away after serving in the U.S. Senate for nearly 50 years. Soon after, conservative commentator Andrew Breitbart began a sustained assault on Kennedy’s memory, tweeting “Rest in Chappaquiddick.”

Over the course of the next three hours, Breitbart unapologetically attacked Kennedy, calling him a “villain,” “a big ass motherf@#$er,” a “duplicitous bastard” and a “prick.” “I’ll shut my mouth for Carter. That’s just politics. Kennedy was a special pile of human excrement,” wrote Breitbart in one tweet.
http://thinkprogress.org/politics/2009/08/26/57997/breitbart-kennedy-twitter/

The Stranger

(11,297 posts)
107. Revealing the truth of who he was is actually not stooping at all.
Thu Mar 1, 2012, 10:41 AM
Mar 2012

Nor is it anything close to becoming like him.

hyphenate

(12,496 posts)
182. I think there is a difference
Thu Mar 1, 2012, 12:15 PM
Mar 2012

in some cases--rather than stooping to Breitbart's level, it is merely holding up a mirror to his own words. People are funny like that--they often project onto another the things they think of themselves.

In this case, Breitbart was the epitome of what he would call a crusader for the American Way, who would stop at nothing to show complicity by those he believed were his nemeses. Most of us on the left have our own beliefs in this respect--it would have been hard for the right wingnuts to prove most of their propaganda on liberals, but time and time again, what we have intimated about on the right has happened without question.

Breitbart was just another fish in the sea, trying to get bigger and rule that body of water--unfortunately, there are many, many others there who are trying to make that very same leap.

On the left, we believe in unison for the most part, which can be easier to attain and work with.

 

FedUp_Queer

(975 posts)
186. Normally, you'd be correct.
Thu Mar 1, 2012, 12:19 PM
Mar 2012

The words come from his mouth and mind, not somebody else's. I know I just felt completely unmoved when I read the news. However, one cannot deny that there's a little less poison in the world.

muriel_volestrangler

(100,954 posts)
64. Thanks - worth knowing what he was like
Thu Mar 1, 2012, 10:03 AM
Mar 2012

While I don't see much point in attacking him, I feel it's fine for anyone to do so if they want, if he behaved so badly.

 

MarkCharles

(2,261 posts)
74. Thanks for reminding us of his true character!
Thu Mar 1, 2012, 10:11 AM
Mar 2012

He really was just an ugly pimple on the Republicans' ass, wasn't he?

And to think so many conservatives, Republican Congress people, and others will mourn his loss.

OKNancy

(41,832 posts)
51. I feel the same as I did when Barbara Olsen died
Thu Mar 1, 2012, 09:58 AM
Mar 2012

on Sept 11th. I feel bad that I don't feel bad. I try to be a kind and goodhearted person, but
I feel nothing.

 

The Doctor.

(17,266 posts)
81. It's amazing how Ted found her doppleganger as a replacement.
Thu Mar 1, 2012, 10:15 AM
Mar 2012

Some people have very specific tastes, I guess.

Botany

(70,048 posts)
52. My guess is that coke and booze did him in.
Thu Mar 1, 2012, 09:58 AM
Mar 2012

Either that or he might have checked out on purpose.

I know you shouldn't speak ill of the dead but he really was a cancer on America's
body.

FraDon

(518 posts)
163. independent DNA CONFIRMATION ?
Thu Mar 1, 2012, 11:53 AM
Mar 2012

My first thought was INDEPENDENT DNA CONFIRMATION ? ---> Nothing less; ASAP.

Think about it. Very few folks are MORE LIKELY to world-prank the media than this crew.

Then, almost immediately, I heard the classic detective question, "Who might have WANTED him dead?"

... oops, I might well, uncharitably, be on that list.

And yes, if he is dead; condolences to those who loved him.

Ian David

(69,059 posts)
289. He could have faked his own death so that he could vote while "dead."
Thu Mar 1, 2012, 02:47 PM
Mar 2012

This technically wouldn't be voter fraud, since he'd actually be voting under his own name.

But... "Ah-HAH! Now I gotcha!"


I know, he's actually really dead.

Most honestly and sincerely dead.

FraDon

(518 posts)
302. curious ē just HOW, exactly,
Thu Mar 1, 2012, 03:05 PM
Mar 2012

… DO you know, when you say, "I know …"?

What did you see, hear, read, learn about that proved convincing evidence to you?

About Brother Breitbart, OR Osama, or Ken Lay, etc.

Evidence; it's not a lot to ask.

onethatcares

(16,070 posts)
61. how will the O'Keefe lawsuit go now?
Thu Mar 1, 2012, 10:01 AM
Mar 2012

this may lead to some strange happenings.

As far as Breitbart goes, I feel about the same way he felt about me.

csziggy

(34,112 posts)
126. I was really looking forward to what the discovery process would find
Thu Mar 1, 2012, 11:04 AM
Mar 2012

It would be nearly as sweet if Breitbart was the one funding O'Keefe and now O'Keefe is left high ad dry without a pot to piss in.

On one level I want Current TV to counter sue Breitbart's estate - maybe not for monetary return but just to get all the information about Breitbart's activities out in the open. I would not like to see them take everything his widow and children have, though.

 

MarkCharles

(2,261 posts)
67. Now we have Santorm, Cantor, and other...
Thu Mar 1, 2012, 10:06 AM
Mar 2012

Republican idiots weighing in, calling this a "huge loss" to the nation?

http://livewire.talkingpointsmemo.com/entries/santorum-on-breitbart-death-what-huge-loss

http://livewire.talkingpointsmemo.com/entries/cantor-stunned-to-hear-of-breitbarts-death


"Conservative journalist Michelle Malkin called Andrew Breitbart's death a "devastating loss."

These people are truly NUTS!!!! They must really believe, as Breitbart did, that Obama is a Marxist!

Crunchy Frog

(26,512 posts)
404. Not much of a Breitbart follower, but if these people find his loss "huge" and "devastating"
Thu Mar 1, 2012, 10:50 PM
Mar 2012

then I can only think of his death as a very good thing.

It's sad when anyone of that age dies, but even sadder, in a way, when he was such a person as the world is a better place without him in it.

I feel bad for his family, unless, of course, he was an abusive or opressive presence in their lives. If that was the case, then I'm happy for them.

gopiscrap

(23,615 posts)
68. I'm not going to hold my tongue
Thu Mar 1, 2012, 10:06 AM
Mar 2012

this guy was divisive, decietful and hurtful to many...can't say I mourn his passing whatsoever...in fact, deep down my soul may be smiling a bit! Good riddance to a bit of the earth's scum...and yes, I'll expect to censured for this!!!

 

crunch60

(1,412 posts)
265. It doesn't matter, someone will
Thu Mar 1, 2012, 01:51 PM
Mar 2012

replace him very quickly. Hatred and bigotry will continue, no way will I go down that path. Not for him or anyone like him.

Hyper_Eye

(675 posts)
69. Condolences to his family and those that love him
Thu Mar 1, 2012, 10:07 AM
Mar 2012

DU is doing pretty well today. Usually DU goes way over board when a controversial conservative dies. DU seems to be on good behavior today. It isn't just the new DU crowd that goes overboard, it's pretty much been a flaw of DU for most of its existence. I'm glad to see civility here. This is not freeperville and we should never emulate them.

Whatever this man was responsible for is of no consequence at this moment when his family is grieving over the sudden and tragic loss of their loved one. There is no greater pain than they are feeling now and I hope it is a long time before I have to feel that inevitable pain in my life as we all do at some time or another. I hope they have the people they need around them and they can feel some comfort in each other.

 

anti-alec

(420 posts)
83. Breitbart may be an asshole....
Thu Mar 1, 2012, 10:16 AM
Mar 2012

But he was a human being, like the rest of us....

I just hope karma takes him further beyond....

onenote

(41,965 posts)
105. Fortunately most DUers reccognize
Thu Mar 1, 2012, 10:41 AM
Mar 2012

that between sinking to Breitbart's level or rising above it, the progressive choice is the latter.


Unfortunately, it will be the ones that don't recognize that point who will be held up by those on the right as examples of how the "left" has no class. Hypocritical? Sure. But if you give someone ammunition, don't be surprised if they use it.

 

Plucketeer

(12,882 posts)
130. One would have to work HARD
Thu Mar 1, 2012, 11:09 AM
Mar 2012

to sink to Andrew's plane. It's the perscribed passivity of the left that has us (and KEEPS us) cornered and impotent. Screaming at folks that they're rapists and freaks and animals is not the face of someone deserving respect. I was bullied and and harrassed thru my childhood years until I finally found the moxie to challenge my primary tormentor at age 15. I kicked that persons ass and was afforded respect thereafter. I say one has to live it before one can decry it.
If Breitbart succumbed to "natural causes" instigated by the defamatory barrage he'd been working hard to incite, it seems only fitting to me. While I don't believe in any supernatural powers, I could, at least, fancy that Satan called Andrew home. Now if he'd just call home the rest of his emissaries, the world would be a much nicer place.

 

Doctor_J

(36,392 posts)
278. Controversial conservative?
Thu Mar 1, 2012, 02:18 PM
Mar 2012

By that do you mean "miserable lying terrorist with no discernible human characteristics"?

RussBLib

(8,854 posts)
71. Good riddance
Thu Mar 1, 2012, 10:09 AM
Mar 2012

He was a liar and an asshole and I will not shed a tear. As an atheist, I simply mark his passing, with no regret.

stopbush

(24,308 posts)
155. Agreed. No karma involved (doesn't exist), just not taking care of ones health.
Thu Mar 1, 2012, 11:36 AM
Mar 2012

He destroyed people's lives. He will no longer destroy people's lives. I rejoice in that fact.

Response to enigmatic (Original post)

 

anti-alec

(420 posts)
76. Please make sure that the autopsy shows that...
Thu Mar 1, 2012, 10:12 AM
Mar 2012

He has abused himself to a point where his liver is just gone.

Thankfully James O'Keefe is now exposed, and vulnerable without his benefactor. Good riddance to bad rubbish.

Puzzledtraveller

(5,937 posts)
78. Sad for his family
Thu Mar 1, 2012, 10:12 AM
Mar 2012

My partisanship only runs along politics, not along the greater human family, really sorry for his families loss. Seriously disgusted by anyone here who somehow can champion this news, needed to say that.

Lex

(34,108 posts)
84. "Kennedy was a special pile of human excrement."
Thu Mar 1, 2012, 10:17 AM
Mar 2012

What Breitbart said about Ted Kennedy when he died. Among other things.

I won't say it about Breitbart.


 

lovekendyl

(61 posts)
134. MSNBC
Thu Mar 1, 2012, 11:13 AM
Mar 2012

MSNBC " the twitter world is a buzzed by the death of" now at this point im thinking Brietbart.. Nope the death of Davey Jones, which is a much greater loss in my world..

kenfrequed

(7,865 posts)
224. hmm
Thu Mar 1, 2012, 01:01 PM
Mar 2012

I think I originally suggested that we respect his family and all that other BS.

I have just changed my mind. Thank you for the reality check. Breitbart was human scum and the world is probably a slightly less insane place without him.

 

lovekendyl

(61 posts)
82. Dont know much about this guy but I do remember this
Thu Mar 1, 2012, 10:16 AM
Mar 2012

In the hours immediately following Senator Ted Kennedy's death, Breitbart called Kennedy a "villain", a "duplicitous bastard", a "prick" and "a special pile of human excrement."

Tommykun

(81 posts)
85. I do not rejoice, nor do I weep.
Thu Mar 1, 2012, 10:19 AM
Mar 2012

I wish the best for his family and may they find peace. Even though his actions were that of one of pure perpetual darkness, I will not return his darkness with further darkness. We must show that we are truly kind and good people who will not attack one who can no longer defend himself.

Beacool

(30,240 posts)
87. I'm sorry to hear the news.
Thu Mar 1, 2012, 10:21 AM
Mar 2012

He was only 43? Far too young to die.

My condolences to his family.

DU, please stay classy.

 

The Doctor.

(17,266 posts)
110. I'm torn.
Thu Mar 1, 2012, 10:43 AM
Mar 2012

One the one hand, he'll never face the public humiliation he so richly deserves for all of the garbage, lies, and vitriol he spewed.

On the other hand, he won't be spewing anymore garbage, lies, and vitriol.

Beacool

(30,240 posts)
169. I was indifferent to the guy.
Thu Mar 1, 2012, 11:59 AM
Mar 2012

I didn't listen to him or read his blog. I just think that it's sad for the family when someone dies so young.

As for his politic