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  • John Pinette, stand-up comedian, dead at 50

    04/07/2014 5:11:19 PM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 25 replies
    John Pinette, the chubby stand-up comedian who portrayed a hapless carjacking victim in the final episode of "Seinfeld," has died. He was 50. Pinette died of natural causes Saturday at a hotel in Pittsburgh, the Allegheny County Medical Examiner's office said Sunday evening. Pinette's agent confirmed his death. The portly Pinette was a self-deprecating presence on stage, frequently discussing his weight on stand-up specials "Show Me the Buffett," "I'm Starvin'!" and "Still Hungry."
  • MarkBsnr has passed

    03/01/2014 5:11:20 PM PST · by Mad Dawg · 125 replies
    personal communication | 3/1/14 | Vanity
    With a heavy heart I report that MarkBsnr has gone to his reward. He was learned, intelligent, devout, and a good friend. Please pray for the repose of his soul and for all who mourn at his passing.
  • Freeper Past Your Eyes Has passed

    02/22/2014 7:47:11 AM PST · by Little Bill · 23 replies
    Union Leader ^ | 2/20/14 | NH Union Leader
    FReeper Past Your Eyes ,Les Bradly, has died Feb 20, he was a NH State Rep and a real good Guy. A solid small government Republican.
  • D-Day veteran, Medal of Honor recipient, Walter Ehlers dies at age 92

    02/21/2014 5:11:29 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 7 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | February 21, 2014 | by Mike Piccione
    Medal of Honor recipient Walter Ehlers died Thursday at age 92. Walter D. Ehlers was born May 7, 1921 in Junction City, Kansas. In October 1940, he and his brother Roland enlisted in the Army and Walter would go on to be part of the 18th Infantry, 1st Infantry Division, where he and his unit stormed the beach on the second wave of the D-Day Normandy invasion. His brother Roland was killed in the invasion. Staff Sergeant Ehlers heroic actions on the battlefield near Goville, France during June 9- 10, 1944 led to him being awarded the Medal of Honor....
  • RIP Twisted Wrench - Memorial Services

    02/03/2014 9:15:46 AM PST · by twistedwrench · 59 replies
    Good Morning This is Tim's (Twisted Wrench) son and I wanted to come on here and post that Twisted Wrench was in an accident a few weeks ago and passed away. I know how much he loved coming on here to discuss on world topics and such. Memorial Servies will be held at Valley Bible Fellowship 2300 E Brundage Ln. Bakersfield, CA 93307 Thank you everyone for keeping my Dad entertained through out the years - Garrett
  • The New Ammunition That Has Gun Owners Drooling

    01/25/2014 10:47:13 AM PST · by Islander7 · 101 replies
    The Liberty Digest ^ | Jan 25, 2014 | Chad Cunningham
    They call it the R.I.P. round and with good reason. G2 Research has released a new ammo that is taking the market by storm and has gun owners all over the country trying to find where to pick some up.
  • ‘The Last Round You’ll Ever Need’: The Awesome New Bullet Billed as a ‘One-Shot Manstopper’

    01/27/2014 7:05:26 PM PST · by smokingfrog · 48 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 1/27/14 | Elizabeth Kreft
    Gun owners who prefer a hollow point design to a full metal jacket might have found a new favorite. G2 Research (G2R) released it’s new Radically Invasive Projectile (R.I.P.) this month, hoping to “take the civilian and law enforcement markets by storm, and truly become the last round you’ll ever need.” G2R, based in Winder, Ga., highlights that the bullet points are manufactured with trocar angles — or simply put, edges with three angles reaching one point — to “penetrate the dermis layer more efficiently.” The G2R website explains the R.I.P. acts like a full metal jacket when it impacts...
  • Meet the New Superbullet (Same as the Old Superbullet?)

    01/27/2014 1:20:48 PM PST · by servo1969 · 24 replies
    Ace of Spades ^ | 1-27-2014 | Ace
    Almost fifteen years ago now an ammo maker made claims about its super-lethal round -- the the Black Talon "Devastator" ammo -- and then the all the usual people who freak out about such things freaked out. Hollywood especially. They were bewitched by the Devastator for years. A major plot point in Lethal Weapon 3 concerned these Very Very Scary "cop-killer" rounds. If I understand it correctly (and I think I do), an armor piercing bullet has a very hard, non-deformable tip so that it can better penetrate armor. When a bullet deforms upon impact, it mushrooms into a bigger...
  • * IN MEMORIAM DAVID SWENINGSEN * FReeper Bruinbirdman aka bbm dead at 66

    01/16/2014 10:41:42 PM PST · by Cincinna · 99 replies
    Boulder City Review ^ | January 17, 2014 | Cincinna
    ~* IN MEMORIAM DAVID SWENINGSEN *~ Long time FReeper "Bruinbirdman", aka bbm. David Keith Sweningsen, passed away on June 9, 2013, in Las Vegas. bbm was a veteran and a patriot, and a prolific poster on Free Republic. Please post your memories of Bruinbirdman on this thread. He was a long time donor to Free Republic, and I'm sure any donation, large or small in his name would be greatly appreciated. May he rest in peace. My sincere condolences to his family and friends. Cincinna from the obituary: Dave Sweningsen, 66, beloved son, brother and uncle, of Boulder City, passed...
  • WWII fighter pilot who flew THROUGH the Eiffel Tower to take down a German plane dies in Virginia

    01/04/2014 9:03:39 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 55 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | UPDATED: 20:45 EST, 3 January 2014
    A World War II fighter pilot who gained fame for dramatically flying beneath the Eiffel Tower's arches to take down a German aircraft has died aged 92. William Overstreet Jr. died on Sunday at a hospital in Roanoke, Virginia, according to his obituary, but there was no indication of the cause of his death. Overstreet's famously flew his P-51C 'Berlin Express' beneath the Eiffel Tower in Nazi-occupied Paris in 1944, which has been credited with lifting the spirits of French Resistance troops on the ground. For his valiant service, the French ambassador to the United States presented Overstreet with France's...
  • Porn pioneer Al Goldstein, who went from millionaire to homeless, dies at age 77

    12/19/2013 9:17:05 PM PST · by Morgana · 24 replies
    Life Site News ^ | Ben Johnson
    BROOKLYN, December 19, 2013 ( – Pornographer Al Goldstein, a onetime millionaire who pioneered hardcore pornography in print, died today in a Brooklyn hospice at the age of 77. In 1968, Goldstein launched Screw magazine, widely touted as the first magazine to publish photos of sexual intercourse. Six years later, he began a late night pornographic talk cable program called Midnight Blue, which ran for decades on New York cable. Al Goldstein Al Goldstein Both ventures brought him into scrapes with the law and would transform America's cultural landscape for decades to come. Even his defenders could not excuse the...
  • Country Singer Ray Price Dead at 87

    12/16/2013 3:49:35 PM PST · by Doogle · 53 replies
    AP via ABCNEWS ^ | 12/16/13 | AP
    Ray Price, one of country music's most popular and influential singers and bandleaders who had more than 100 hits and was one of the last living connections to Hank Williams, died Monday. He was 87. Price died Monday afternoon at his ranch outside Mount Pleasant, said Billy Mack Jr., who was acting as a family spokesman. Billie Perryman, the wife of family friend and spokesman Tom Perryman, a DJ with KKUS-FM in Tyler, also confirmed his death. Price was discharged last week from the East Texas Medical Center in Tyler, where he had been in and out in recent months...
  • LanceyHoward 1/20/1954 to 11/2/2013

    11/03/2013 3:36:11 PM PST · by LeonardFMason · 183 replies
    11/3/2013 | LeonardFMason
    With much sadness I announce the loss of my oldest brother. "LanceyHoward". A heart attack was the cause. Words can hardly express the heartache this has caused our/his family. FreeRepublic was part of the "air" he breathed. His last contribution was a Comment the very day he died on Nagging Women, something his dear wife never was. Please pray for her, his three children, and two grandchildren. Thank you all the pleasure FreeRepublic brought him.
  • RIP Remembered Freeper

    12/08/2013 11:27:30 AM PST · by LittleMoe · 11 replies
    BOLSON, RONALD12/09/1952 - 03/14/2010 We miss you.
  • Passing of long time Freeper Krodg

    12/04/2013 6:04:13 PM PST · by mystery-ak · 44 replies
    Briefing Room ^ | Dec. 4, 2013 | mystery-ak
    Just wanted to let everyone know that Krodg/Queen long time member passed away early this morning....she is survived by her husband, children and many grandchildren...please pray for all of them in this time of sadness.
  • Woman (76) killed in shootout with attempted robbers (SC)

    12/01/2013 10:04:10 PM PST · by servo1969 · 12 replies ^ | 12-1-2013 | Sunday World
    A 76-year-old woman was killed in a shootout with attempted robbers outside her South Carolina home early on Saturday morning. “She fought. She was a fighter. She shot him,” the victim’s brother, Ronnie Lollis, told local news. Dorothy Hendrix returned home at about 1am when two armed men and one woman approached her attempting to rob her, coroner Greg Shore said. Hendrix pulled out a gun and fired at the suspects, and one of them returned fire, hitting her twice. One neighbour reported the gunshots to police. Hendrix, known as “Dot” to friends and family, managed to shoot one of...
  • Paul Walker Dead -- 'Fast and The Furious' Star Dies in Fiery Car Crash

    11/30/2013 10:02:24 PM PST · by Morgana · 76 replies
    TMZ ^ | Staff
    Paul Walker -- best known for his role in "The Fast and the Furious" movies -- died Saturday afternoon after a single-car accident and explosion in Southern California ... TMZ has learned. The accident happened in Santa Clarita -- north of Los Angeles -- and according to multiple sources connected to Paul ... the actor was in a Porsche when the driver somehow lost control and slammed into a post or a tree ... and then the car burst into flames. Several of our sources -- some who are still at the scene of the accident -- tell us Paul...
  • Sad news. FReeper fatrat has passed away.

    11/22/2013 9:22:09 AM PST · by Jim Robinson · 74 replies
    <p>Received word from his son yesterday that FReeper fatrat has passed away. His son said his father loved FR. He was a Vietnam vet and patriot.</p>
  • All Of President Obama’s Pardoned Turkeys Are Dead

    11/19/2013 11:42:02 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 67 replies
    US News ^ | November 19, 2013 | Nikki Schwab
    It’s that time of the year again folks, when two lucky turkeys come to Washington, spend time at a swanky hotel, get some facetime with President Obama at the White House, before spending the rest of their days at a historic Virginia farm. But those days are always short. Gobbler and Cobbler—last year’s set of turkeys who attended the annual Presidential Turkey Pardon—have both died, Whispers has learned. Gobbler, Cobbler’s understudy, died in February. … Cobbler, 2012’s official pardoned turkey, lived through the summer and was euthanized on Aug. 22. …
  • World War II airman missing since 1944 to be buried with full military honors

    09/28/2013 3:53:38 AM PDT · by Doogle · 11 replies
    FOXNEWS ^ | 09/28/13 | FOXNEWS
    SALT LAKE CITY – Only a sole surviving sibling has a distant memory of a World War II pilot whose recently identified remains will be buried Saturday with full military honors in Utah. U.S. Air Force 2nd Lt. Vernal J. Bird had more than a dozen brothers and sisters when he crashed over a Pacific Ocean island nearly 70 years ago. He disappeared over Papua New Guinea on a 1944 bombing run of Japanese airfields there. He was 25. The crash site was discovered 12 years ago, but it wasn't until this summer that the Air Force was able to...
  • Memorial Thread ~ FReeper "blackie" went Home September 13, 2013 ~ 14 September 2013

    09/14/2013 9:35:26 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 131 replies
    A FRiend
    ~ Memorial Thread ~ ~ FReeper "blackie" has gone Home ~~ September 13, 2013 ~ FReeper "blackie" (the name he used here on earth) is a US Navy vet. Rest in Peace, Blackie. Abide With Me Abide with me; fast falls the eventide; The darkness deepens; Lord with me abide. When other helpers fail and comforts flee, Help of the helpless, O abide with me. Swift to its close ebbs out life's little day; Earth's joys grow dim; its glories pass away; Change and decay in all around I see; O Thou who changest not, abide with me. Not...
  • Roswell author who said he handled UFO crash debris dies at 76 (Jesse Marcel Jr, Freeper)

    09/01/2013 8:10:55 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 53 replies ^ | 8/28/2013
    Jesse Marcel Jr, who said he handled debris from the 1947 crash of an unidentified flying object near Roswell, New Mexico, has died at the age of 76. Denice Marcel said her father was found dead at his home in Helena, Montana, on Saturday, less than two months after making his last trip to Roswell. He had been reading a book about UFOs. Over the past 35 years Marcel appeared on TV shows, documentaries and radio shows, was interviewed for magazine articles and books and travelled the world lecturing about his experiences in Roswell. His wife, Linda, said: "He was...
  • FReeper Merlinator Has Passed Away

    08/31/2013 6:44:38 PM PDT · by LUV W · 56 replies
    Facebook | August 31, 2013 | LUV W
    I found out on Facebook that a freeper...”Merlinator”... ....passed away in May. It was a very sudden death...she had just been posting On Facebook on May 14th. Sorry it took so long to post her tribute thread, but t took me a while to figure out that my Facebook friend, Diane Emmerich, and Merlinator were one and the same. I didn’t want to announce it or ask for her name to be put on the memorial wall and then find out she was still ok. Her Facebook page, for those of you with accounts: Her information: Diane M....
  • FReeper jehardy has passed away

    08/26/2013 1:03:04 PM PDT · by andy58-in-nh · 33 replies
    andy58-in-nh | 8/26/2013 | andy58-in-nh
    FReeper jehardy has passed away. Just a note to let you know that we've lost another member. Judy was a friend of mine for the past 12 years and a former co-worker. She did not post a great deal, but always appreciated being part of this community, to which I introduced her back around 2006. Judy was a warm and funny person, with a ready smile and a great laugh. Like her husband Herb, she was a true patriot and defender of the Constitution, notably the 2nd Amendment, which led us to share and compare our firearms purchases and also...
  • FReeper jonesat (U.S. Army Major ret) has passed away

    07/30/2013 7:53:02 AM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 43 replies
    July 30, 2013 | Jim Robinson
    We have learned that FReeper jonesat has passed away. Here's a message I received from his dear wife, Debbie: Jim - thank you for your personal response! I admit I was surprised to get your email as I know you have thousands of readers. Andrew passed away in March at the age of 48 after a 13 year fight with a rare form of cancer (leiomyosarcoma). He was a true warrior, conservative and patriot. He was an Army officer (Major) when he was diagnosed, and after he was medically retired, worked for the Army first as a contractor then as...
  • Schoep, Arthritic Dog Whose Photo Touched Millions, Dies

    07/19/2013 5:58:20 PM PDT · by mountn man · 49 replies
    Yahoo, Shine ^ | 7/19/2013 | Sarah B. Weir
    Last summer, a photo of a man cradling his elderly dog in Lake Superior pierced the hearts of millions. Schoep, a shepherd mix who turned 20 on June 15, passed away on Wednesday, but his image will remain a lasting tribute to the deep and loving bond that can run between humans and their canine companions. Owner John Unger posted a brief Facebook statement on Thursday, saying, "I breathe but I can't catch my breath...Schoep passed yesterday."
  • Computer mouse inventor Douglas Engelbart dies

    07/03/2013 3:56:38 PM PDT · by Borges · 34 replies
    CNN ^ | 7/3/2013 | 73/2013
    Douglas Engelbart, whose invention of the mouse transformed the way people interact with computers, has died. Engelbart died Tuesday night at his home in Atherton, California, SRI International -- the research institute where he once worked -- said in a statement. He was 88. "Doug's legacy is immense — anyone in the world who uses a mouse or enjoys the productive benefits of a personal computer is indebted to him," Curtis R. Carlson, SRI's president and CEO, said in a written statement. Decades ago, Engelbart came up with the idea we now know as a mouse. His first prototype, which...
  • (Oblivious) Maryland Man Struck by Train Was Wearing Earbuds, Didn’t Hear Its Horn: Police

    05/12/2013 11:04:36 AM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 37 replies
    NEW YORK DAILY NEWS ^ | Saturday, May 11, 2013 | Victoria Taylor
    Maryland man struck by train was wearing earbuds, didn’t hear its horn: police Kevin Scott Street, 37, was killed by a CSX freight train in Joppa, Md., on Thursday. Authorities said he turned at the last minute, but it was too late. A 37-year-old man who was killed by a train in Joppa, Md., didn’t hear it barreling down the tracks because he was tuned in to his earbuds rather than his surroundings, police said. Kevin Scott Street, of Aberdeen, Md., was hit by a 20-car freight train around 12:11 p.m. on Thursday. The train sounded its horn as it...
  • 3 teens arrested for assault after girl's suicide

    04/12/2013 1:29:49 AM PDT · by thecodont · 17 replies
    Associated Press via San Francisco Chronicle / ^ | Updated 9:31 pm, Thursday, April 11, 2013 | By MARTHA MENDOZA, AP National Writer
    SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Eight days after allegedly being sexually battered while passed out at a party, and then humiliated by online photos of the assault, 15-year-old Audrie Pott posted on Facebook that her life was ruined, "worst day ever," and hanged herself. Read more:
  • Annette Funicello, Mouseketeer and Film Star, Dies

    04/08/2013 7:47:52 PM PDT · by xzins · 38 replies
    Time ^ | 04/08/13 | Frazier MooreApril
    Annette Funicello, the most popular Mouseketeer on “The Mickey Mouse Club,” who matured to a successful career in records and ’60s beach party movies but struggled with illness in middle age and after, died Monday, The Walt Disney Co. said. She was 70. She died peacefully at Mercy Southwest Hospital in Bakersfield, Calif., of complications from multiple sclerosis, the company said. Funicello stunned fans and friends in 1992 with the announcement about her ailment. Yet she was cheerful and upbeat, grappling with the disease with a courage that contrasted with her lightweight teen image of old. The pretty, dark-haired Funicello...
  • Inevitable: The Left Trashes Margaret Thatcher

    04/08/2013 2:29:07 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 33 replies ^ | April 8, 2013 |
    One of the UK Telegraph's in-house Labourites, Dan Hodges, urged his comrades on the Left to maintain their dignity in the wake of Margaret Thatcher's death earlier today:   Everyone on the Left is being scrutinised today. Does the compassion we claim to be our driving force extend to the passing of a frail 87-year-old woman? Does the Labour movement’s dignity and discipline enable us to mark with appropriate solemnity the death of a former Prime Minister who successfully secured three independent mandates from the people? Do we have the basic good grace and wisdom to set aside – for...
  • The Greatest Thing To Ever Come In Three

    04/08/2013 12:10:37 PM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 5 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 4-8-13 | The Looking Spoon
    Rush Limbaugh said this morning that many thought it was a coincidence that three strong leaders who were able to beat back the evils of the world during their time could be on the same stage at the same time. He disagreed.I do too.I hope Lady Tatcher is finding the peace that was never afforded to her in this life by miserable liberals who now dance on her grave.
  • Ex-Prime Minister Baroness Thatcher dies

    04/08/2013 5:00:41 AM PDT · by Incorrigible · 187 replies
    BBC ^ | 4/8/2013 | N/A
    Ex-Prime Minister Baroness Thatcher diesBreaking news Former Prime Minister Baroness Thatcher has died at 87 following a stroke, her spokesman has said. Lord Bell said: "It is with great sadness that Mark and Carol Thatcher announced that their mother Baroness Thatcher died peacefully following a stroke this morning." Baroness Thatcher was Conservative prime minister from 1979 to 1990. She was the first woman to hold the post. Her family is expected to make a further statement later.
  • Movie critic Roger Ebert dies

    04/04/2013 3:01:13 PM PDT · by libstripper · 36 replies
    MSN ^ | April 4, 2013 | AP Staff
    CHICAGO (AP) — Roger Ebert, the most famous and most popular film reviewer of his time who also became the first journalist to win a Pulitzer Prize for movie criticism, and on his long-running TV program, wielded the nation's most influential thumb, died Thursday. He was 70. Ebert, who had been a film critic for the Chicago Sun-Times since 1967, died early Thursday afternoon at the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago, his office said. He had announced on his blog Wednesday that he was undergoing radiation treatment after a recurrence of cancer.
  • Farewell to the Doctor of Freep

    04/03/2013 5:52:13 PM PDT · by Jimmy Valentine's brother · 149 replies
    abner ^ | 3 April 2013 | Jimmy Valentine's Brother
    On the day after Easter, 2013, family, friends and FReepers from far and wide packed The Sweeney Funeral Home to share tears and the many tales of Doctor Raoul’s adventures in the cause of Theodore Roosevelt’s Americanism: “Americanism means the virtues of courage, honor, justice, truth, sincerity and hardihood – the virtues that made America.” In his tribute to Doctor Raoul, Kristinn relates from personal experience how Doctor Raoul lived his Americanism. Even though Doctor Raoul didn’t appear from behind a door and shout “April Fool”, his presence was everywhere. The 1957 Chevy hearse parked out front; the Philly soft...
  • We Lost AGreatPer Last Year

    03/30/2013 4:28:57 PM PDT · by kristinn · 83 replies
    Saturday, March 30, 2013 | Kristinn
    We lost AGreatPer last year. He passed away in August. He was 73.His passing was missed as his wife, who would have notified FR, had preceded him in death.He last posted in July, 2012. AGreatPer was a D.C. Chapter stalwart who traveled from Pennsylvania numerous times to stand with us outside the Clinton White House, Cheney's House, troop support rallies, counter-demonstrations of anti-American leftists and our six-year-long Walter Reed vigil.AGreatPer had a great personality, he was a pleasure to be around at a freep and at our after-freep lunches and dinners.Trueblackman, BufordP and AGReatPer at Walter Reed, October 8, 2010.
  • RIP "Viking Kitty" Magellan, in Valhalla now

    03/27/2013 3:29:01 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 47 replies
    3-27-13 | me
  • Freeper Doctor Raoul Has Died

    03/25/2013 10:08:35 AM PDT · by abner · 662 replies
    Raouls Family | 3/25/2013 | Abner
    Doctor Raoul died Saturday of a rare form of cancer. He was 58. Raoul's family contacted us this morning to see if they could find out more about his activities as an activist. This is such a shock. His family is looking for photos and stories about him. He is and always will be a Free Republic icon. He kind of fell off the face of the earth about 2 or 3 years ago now. All attempts we made to reach him failed. If you have photos please contact me. Please feel free to post stories and I will make...
  • Peter Banks, guitarist from British band Yes, dies at 65

    03/14/2013 2:56:09 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 42 replies
    Reuters ^ | Tue Mar 12, 2013 8:01pm EDT | Tom Brown
    Peter Banks, a founding member of the British progressive rock band Yes and its original guitarist, has died at his home in London. He was 65. A statement on Banks’ website said he died on March 7 and was found in his home after he failed to show up for a recording session. …
  • Country singer Mindy McCready dead at 37

    02/18/2013 5:16:44 AM PST · by Doogle · 34 replies
    FOX NEWS ^ | 2/18/13 | FOX
    Mindy McCready, who hit the top of the country charts before personal problems sidetracked her career, has died. She was 37. Waren Olmstead, the coroner in Cleburne County, Ark., said in a statement McCready died Sunday apparently of a single, self-inflicted gunshot wound. An autopsy is pending. Just last month David Wilson, McCready’s boyfriend and the father of her 9-month-old son Zayne, was found dead on the same porch where McCready's body was found. His death also was investigated as a suicide. McCready entered court-ordered rehab earlier this month after her father told a judge she was no longer taking...
  • Vanity: FReeper Rogle gave the good fight (Sad Update at #30)

    02/09/2013 7:31:17 AM PST · by JaguarXKE · 59 replies
    Self | 9 Feb 2013 | Self
    FReeper Rogle, former New Mexico State Representative Rory Ogle, will be removed from life support this morning. He is not expected to live.
  • It is my sad duty to report the passing of another PATRIOT (Eastbound)

    01/10/2013 1:38:54 PM PST · by Neil E. Wright · 83 replies
    Via Email | January 10, 2013 | Neil E. Wright
    It is with deep sadness and regret that I report the passing Wednesday morning of FReeper Eastbound (Dave Schultz). In an email to Jim Robinson, Dave's son said: Hello, I’m Dave’s son, Ken. I’m so sorry to say the Dave “Eastbound” passed away Wednesday morning. I know Free Republic was one of his favorite forums, so if anyone might want to know that he’s gone, please pass it on if you would. Thank you, sincerely. Dad spent many many hours at FR for years. ~ Ken Schultz Prayers and condolences can be sent to Ken at
  • Yellow Rose of Texas in hospital (sad update at #107)

    10/29/2012 1:07:43 PM PDT · by razorback-bert · 229 replies
    Me | Razorback-Bert
    Yellow Rose of Texas is in the hospital for surgery. The odds are not in her favor, this all I know now. I will post more when I know.
  • BadJoe has passed

    11/01/2012 5:06:27 PM PDT · by Jubal Harshaw · 104 replies
    It is with great sadness and regret that I post: Joseph Phillips OD, aka “BadJoe,” passed away today, November 1, 2012, after a long illness. Joe wanted to hang on until November 7, 2012, but lost his struggle just a few days too early. Joe was a patriot, a lover of liberty, and an independent-minded gentleman. He leaves behind family, friends, and a loving wife. He will be missed. RIP BadJoe.
  • McCaskill's mother dies

    10/29/2012 5:25:41 PM PDT · by katiedidit1 · 49 replies
    CNN POLITICS ^ | 10/29/2012 | Kevin Liptak
    (CNN) - Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill's 84-year-old mother, Betty Anne Ward McCaskill, died on Monday, the senator from Missouri said in a statement on Monday. "For some time, mom's health has not been good, and our family takes comfort that she is now at rest," McCaskill wrote. "People all over the state have asked about her, and their prayers and concern have been greatly appreciated."
  • AP: Sen Arlen Specter Has died

    10/14/2012 10:04:14 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 235 replies
    AP ^ | 10/14/12
    According to the AP ex Sen Arlen Specter has died.
  • Beano Cook passes at 81

    10/11/2012 9:38:48 AM PDT · by Doogle · 15 replies
    ESPN ^ | 10/11/12 | ESPN
    Beano Cook, a longtime staple of the Pittsburgh sports scene and an ESPN college football studio commentator since 1986, died Wednesday night. He was 81. Cook, a 1954 University of Pittsburgh grad, began his career as a sports publicist for the school from 1956-66. He later worked with a number of organizations, including the Pittsburgh Civic Arena. Cook Beano Cook's breadth of knowledge of the history of the college game earned him the moniker as the "Cardinal of College Football." Cook was a studio commentator for ABC from 1982-85 before joining ESPN. He also worked as ABC's press director from...
  • In Memory of FReeper The Crow

    10/05/2012 1:43:12 PM PDT · by LouD · 41 replies
    Obituary ^ | 1/13/2012
    Donald Jeffrey Casser (“DJ” to his friends and Jeff within the family) succumbed to lung cancer and its related complications on January 13 at Columbia-St. Mary’s Hospital in Milwaukee. He is preceded in death by his father, Donald G. Casser, and is survived by his mother, Carolyn Casser (Wauwatosa); sister, Linda Casser Locke (Philadelphia), brother-in-law, Keith E. Locke, aunts, uncles, and cousins. Jeff was born on May 8, 1955, in New Hampshire while his father served as a pilot with the US Navy and spent the majority of his life in Wauwatosa and Milwaukee. From his earliest years, he expressed...
  • Susie Walker is Gone

    09/09/2012 3:28:39 PM PDT · by pfflier · 38 replies
    Susie Walker lost her brief fight with cancer last Friday.During her struggle, I had asked for, and many of you graciously responded with, prayer support for her and her family. Now, she is in the arms of the angels.
  • FReeper Waco has passed away (vanity)

    09/08/2012 6:25:43 PM PDT · by the OlLine Rebel · 95 replies
    me | 9/8//12 | me
    We lost another FReeper last week - Waco. His sister GrannyK wanted to post about it. He was very active on FR until May of this year when he entered the hospital. He was an Air Force veteran (74 yrs young) & very conservative.