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  • End of an era: Silent film actress Jean Darling, star of Our Gang comedies, dies in Germany....

    09/07/2015 9:30:38 PM PDT · by Morgana · 18 replies ^ | 7 September 2015 | Caitlin O'toole For
    FULL TITLE: End of an era: Silent film actress Jean Darling, star of Our Gang comedies, dies in Germany aged 93 Silent film actress Jean Darling has died aged 93. The Our Gang star passed away on September 4 in a nursing home in Germany, her son Roy Bowen told The Hollywood Reporter on Monday. The former child star appeared in dozens of 'Our Gang' comedy shorts, and was one of the last remaining silent films stars. Scroll down for video A four-year-old Darling began appearing in the shorts in 1926, and appeared in 46 shorts and four 'talkies' about...
  • Dean Jones, star of 'Love Bug' and other Disney films, dies at 84

    09/03/2015 1:52:51 PM PDT · by Morgana · 10 replies ^ | September 2, 2015 | By Todd Leopold, CNN
    (CNN)Dean Jones, the go-to Disney actor whose films included "The Love Bug," "The Million Dollar Duck," "That Darn Cat!" and "The Shaggy D.A.," died Tuesday, according to his publicist. Jones was 84. The cause of death was Parkinson's disease, according to publicist Richard Hoffman. Jones made his film debut in 1956's "Somebody Up There Likes Me," which starred Paul Newman as boxer Rocky Graziano. The next year he appeared in the Elvis Presley movie "Jailhouse Rock." He also starred on Broadway in such works as "There Was a Little Girl," with Jane Fonda, and the hit "Under the Yum-Yum Tree,"...
  • Abortion advocates leave hateful comments following death of pro-life hero who stood outside....

    08/26/2015 12:56:44 PM PDT · by Morgana · 9 replies ^ | August 26, 2015 | saynsumthn
    FULL TITLE: Abortion advocates leave hateful comments following death of pro-life hero who stood outside Planned Parenthood The mindset of abortion activists never ceases to amaze me. Shortly after the death of a pro-life hero, who spent his final hours standing up for unborn babies outside Planned Parenthood on August 22, 2015, pro-choice vulchers swooned. In one of his last acts on earth, 73-year-old Bob Adis, who was lovingly referred to as “poppy” joined last weekend’s pro-life protest in Livonia, Michigan to expose Planned Parenthood’s gruesome baby parts operation. Bob Adis, whose handicapped wife was with him at the clinic,...
  • Life matters even in death: A tribute to Bob Adis

    08/25/2015 10:57:11 PM PDT · by Morgana · 2 replies ^ | Aug 25, 2015 | Carole Novielli
    In the course of each year, the pro-life community can lose many activists for life. But when a pro-life hero spends his final moments on earth standing up for unborn babies, it is worth mentioning. This was the case of Bob Adis, who passed away shortly after standing up for unborn babies outside Planned Parenthood during the weekend’s national protest. The 73-year-old, fondly referred to as “Poppy,” and his wife Joan, joined members of Harvest Bible Church in exposing Planned Parenthood’s baby parts operation in Livonia, Michigan, on Saturday morning. Shortly after the group assembled on the public sidewalk, pro-life...
  • Diver Dave was called home Sunday morning.

    08/16/2015 10:00:00 PM PDT · by JustAmy · 251 replies
    8-16-2015 | JustAmy. MamaBear
    Graphic by MamaBear After fighting ALS for several months, on Sunday morning Diver Dave was called home to Jesus' loving arms. According to his family, he is having a great reunion with his parents, his oldest sister, his parents-in-law and many others including many FReepers. As we recall what a Patriot Diver Dave was, it seems appropriate that he joined FreeRepublic July 4, 1998. Dave loved this country and our troops. Many times, he drove 2 hours each way to join the Fresno Freepers in support of our troops. Dave had a very strong faith that was an inspiration...
  • Last surviving Dambusters pilot, Les Munro, dies aged 96

    08/04/2015 7:10:59 AM PDT · by Borges · 17 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 8/4/2015 | Claire Phipps
    The last surviving pilot from the Dambusters raids has died at the age of 96. Les Munro died on Tuesday morning in hospital in Tauranga in the Bay of Plenty in his native New Zealand. His death means there are just two survivors from the 1943 bombing raids on Germany’s Ruhr dams: George “Johnny” Johnson, from the UK, who was a bomb-aimer; and Canadian front-gunner Fred Sutherland. In a statement, the New Zealand Bomber Command Association announced the “extremely sad news”, saying: “Our New Zealand Bomber Command Association patron, and well known Dambuster pilot, Les Munro passed away last night...
  • Lynn Anderson, singer of 'Rose Garden,' dies in Nashville

    07/31/2015 7:00:38 PM PDT · by Morgana · 46 replies ^ | July 31, 2015 | KRISTIN M. HALL
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Lynn Anderson, whose strong, husky voice carried her to the top of the charts with "(I Never Promised You a) Rose Garden," has died. She was 67. A statement from the family said she passed away at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, Tennessee, on Thursday. Her publicist said the cause of death was cardiac arrest. Anderson first soaked up the national spotlight as a young singer on "The Lawrence Welk Show" between 1967 and 1969. Although she was signed to an independent label, the exposure helped her nab a deal with Columbia Records in Nashville....
  • Jeannette Cathy, wife of Chick-fil-A founder, dead at 92

    07/23/2015 5:33:40 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 9 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jul 23, 2015 2:42 PM EDT
    Chick-fil-A officials say Jeannette McNeil Cathy, the wife of the restaurant chain's late founder, Truett Cathy, has died at age 92. Officials said in a release that Cathy was surrounded by family when she died Wednesday night at Piedmont Atlanta Hospital. Officials say Jeannette Cathy attended New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary and married Truett Cathy in 1948. The two met when she was 8 years old. …
  • World's oldest cat passes away

    06/06/2015 9:17:39 PM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 37 replies
    Union-Tribune ^ | 6/5/15 | Karla Peterson
    Tiffany Two, the Ocean Beach feline who held the Guinness World Record as the World’s Oldest Living Cat, passed away at the age of 27. The petite black and orange tortoiseshell kitty died in her sleep on May 22 in her favorite spot — in bed next to her owner, Sharron Voorhees. “That’s where she slept, and that’s where she passed,” said Voorhees, a retired lawyer in her 70s. “I was so grateful that she did it perfectly right until the end.” Tiffany Two — whose name was a tribute to Tiffany, a cat that Voorhees had in the 1970s...
  • To the memory of Free Republic’s “Kenny Bunk.”

    05/31/2015 9:13:36 AM PDT · by golux · 141 replies
    Free Republic | 05.31.05 | golux
    To the memory of Free Republic’s “Kenny Bunk.” Continue to love each other like brothers, and remember always to welcome strangers, for by doing this, some people have entertained angels without knowing it. Hebrews 13, 1-2 Our FRiend Kenny Bunk passed away this weekend. He had many compatriots and admirers here, and so I thought I would tell you a little more about him, in order that you might in a small way celebrate his life as I do. Kenny knew the classics (or the western canon, generally) inside and out, and was a focused, passionate student of ancient and...
  • JUST IN: Actress, comedian Anne Meara -- wife of Jerry Stiller and mother of Ben Stiller -- dies..

    05/24/2015 2:46:26 PM PDT · by PROCON · 51 replies
    AP ^ | May 24, 2015
    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Actress and comedian Anne Meara has died. She was 85. Her husband, Jerry Stiller, and son Ben Stiller say Meara died Saturday. No other details were provided
  • Memorial thread for FReeper "Fawnn" RIP

    05/21/2015 12:18:27 PM PDT · by StarCMC · 77 replies
    Pamela K. “Pam” Rice Hahn, 63, of Wapakoneta died at 4:54 a.m. Tuesday May 19, 2015 at St. Rita’s Medical Center, Lima. She was born in Celina, OH on September 30, 1951 to Homer Hamilton Jr. & Patricia (Emans) Rice. Her father preceded her in death and her mother survives in Indiana. She was married to Michael L. Frank and Carl C. Hahn and both of them preceded her in death. She is survived by a daughter; “Lara” (Randy) S, 3 grandchildren Taylor, Charlie and Courtney S. all of Wapakoneta, a brother Dennis (Ann) R. of Celina, Tam (Rick)...
  • 'King of the Blues' blues legend B.B. King dead at age 89

    05/14/2015 11:02:11 PM PDT · by dfwgator · 94 replies
    AP ^ | May 15, 2015 | Ken Ritter
    Blues legend B.B. King has died in Las Vegas at age 89, his lawyer says. Attorney Brent Bryson tells The Associated Press that King died peacefully in his sleep at 9:40 p.m. PDT Thursday at his home in Las Vegas.
  • Slain cop promoted to detective as thousands mourn at his funeral

    05/09/2015 8:53:45 PM PDT · by 9thLife · 10 replies
    NY Post ^ | 050815 | By Lorena Mongelli, Larry Celona and Laura ItalianoMay
    <p>Their agony was seared on their faces — and into a city’s heart.</p> <p>The father, mother and sister of NYPD Officer Brian Moore sobbed throughout his funeral Mass on Friday, bereft of all but his heroic memory and a shiny new detective’s shield posthumously awarded.</p>
  • Ben E. King, Soulful Singer, Dies at 76; ‘Stand by Me’ Was One of His Hits

    05/01/2015 2:50:22 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 9 replies
    New York Times ^ | MAY 1, 2015 | William Grimes
    Ben E. King, the smooth, soulful baritone who led the Drifters on “There Goes My Baby,” “Save the Last Dance for Me” and other hits in the late 1950s and early 1960s, and as a solo artist recorded the classic singles “Spanish Harlem” and “Stand by Me,” died on Thursday in Hackensack, N.J. He was 76. His lawyer, Judy Tint, said Mr. King, who lived in Teaneck, N.J., died at Hackensack University Medical Center after a brief illness, offering no further details. Mr. King was working in his father’s Harlem luncheonette in 1956 when a local impresario, Lover Patterson, overheard...
  • American kidnapped by al Qaeda begs US for help

    12/26/2013 3:43:07 AM PST · by Libloather · 10 replies
    NY Post ^ | 12/26/13
    ISLAMABAD — A 72-year-old American development worker who was kidnapped in Pakistan by al-Qaeda more than two years ago appealed to President Obama in a video released Thursday to negotiate his release, saying he feels “totally abandoned and forgotten.” The video of Warren Weinstein was the first since two videos released in September 2012. Weinstein, the country director in Pakistan for J.E. Austin Associates, a U.S.-based firm that advises a range of Pakistani business and government sectors, was abducted from his house in the eastern city of Lahore in August 2011. **SNIP** “Nine years ago I came to Pakistan to...
  • Gunman kills veteran police detective in Fulton County, GA (Article and Video)

    03/04/2015 9:13:55 PM PST · by beaversmom · 14 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | March 4, 2015 | Meg Wagner
    A gunman ambushed cops and killed a veteran detective early Wednesday during a door-to-door shooting spree in an Atlanta-area suburb, police said. Det. Terence Avery Green, a 22-year veteran Fulton County officer, died in a shootout with the suspect, the Atlanta Journal Constitution reported. Police said the suspect was possibly drunk when he started terrorizing the Cedar Grove neighborhood near Fairburn, Ga., early Wednesday. He carried a long barrel gun and banged on doors. Then, he fired into some of the homes, police said. Fulton County cops responded to the scene around 1:30 a.m., and the man opened fire on...
  • Chicago Cubs legend Ernie Banks dead at the age of 83 (Mr. Cub, "Let's play two."

    01/23/2015 8:09:54 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 45 replies
    My Fox Chicago ^ | 1/23/2015
    CHICAGO (FOX 32 News) - Chicago legend Ernie Banks, also known as 'Mr. Cub' and 'Mr. Sunshine,' died Friday night, sources say. He was 83. Banks would have turned 84 on January 31. He was born in 1931 in Dallas, Texas. Banks was the first African American player to play for the Cubs. In 1950, he played for the Kansas City Monarchs in Negro League Baseball . He then played shortstop and first base for 19 seasons, from 1953 to 1971. The entire time Banks played for the Cubs, he was a national league all-star for 11 seasons. He was...
  • Nellie Gray, 86, dies; was March for Life founder and emcee (Jan 22, 42d Anniversary Roe v. Wade)

    01/21/2015 9:19:13 PM PST · by NKP_Vet · 5 replies ^ | August 15, 2012 | Mark Pattison
    WASHINGTON (CNS) -- Nellie Gray, who started the annual March for Life to protest the 1973 Supreme Court decision legalizing abortion nationwide, has died at age 86. She was found dead in her home Aug. 13 in Washington's Capitol Hill neighborhood by a March for Life staffer, Gene Ruane, who said the medical examiner will determine the cause and date of her death. The March for Life has grown into one of the signature events of the pro-life movement. After the first march in 1974, Gray, a Texas native, established the March for Life Education & Defense Fund to sustain...
  • Singer Joe Cocker is dead at 70

    12/23/2014 9:49:46 AM PST · by Morgana · 37 replies
    CNN ^ | December 22, 2014 | Brandon Griggs,
    (CNN) -- Joe Cocker, the British blues-rock singer whose raspy voice brought plaintive soul to such hits as "You Are So Beautiful" and the duet "Up Where We Belong," died Monday after a battle with lung cancer. He was 70. Cocker's performing career spanned some 50 years, from Woodstock, where he sang the Beatles' "With a Little Help From My Friends," to the digital-music era. He had tour dates scheduled well into 2015. "Goodbye and God bless to Joe Cocker from one of his friends peace and love," tweeted Beatles drummer Ringo Starr.
  • Two NYPD cops executed in Brooklyn, suspect suicides Officers and killer identified

    12/20/2014 7:18:32 PM PST · by rktman · 35 replies ^ | 12/20/2014 | Jazz Shaw
    UPDATE: (Jazz) Police Commissioner William J. Bratton identified the slain officers as Wenjian Liu, a seven-year veteran of the force, and Rafael Ramos, who has been an officer since 2012. UPDATE: (Jazz) As is so often the case, the readers here at Hot Air had identified the killer at least an hour before the media put it out, but they have now confirmed what you already knew.
  • NW Arizona Granny is Now with God

    12/26/2011 9:00:44 PM PST · by betsyross60 · 99 replies · 3+ views
    Granny Ruth departed this earth for her heavenly home sometime over the Christmas weekend. Heaven's gain is Free Republic's loss. She was a wonderful freeper and friend to many.
  • Backhoe has lost his best friend and wife of 26 years. (Sad News #454: backhoe has passed away)

    06/17/2010 4:30:39 AM PDT · by fanfan · 524 replies · 2,478+ views
    Free Dominion and Free Republic ^ | June 17, 2010 | fanfan
    Our Dear Backhoe, lost his wife, Miss. Emily suddenly early Monday morning. The Source URL will take you to the thread he posted on FRee Dominion (Our sister site in Canada), and this link takes you to his announcement here on FR. Most of you know that Backhoe maintains the thread "DUBOB 11- more tales from the Dark UnderBelly Of the Beast...", and since his post was made there, very few have seen it. Our good FRiend could really use our support, so please post all replies to Backhoe. He is busy with funeral arrangements, so may not post...
  • Comedian and disability activist Stella Young dies suddenly aged 32

    12/07/2014 4:49:10 PM PST · by Morgana · 21 replies
    mailonline ^ | 7 December 2014 | Sarah Michael and Emily Crane for Daily Mail Australia
    Comedian, journalist and disability advocate Stella Young has died aged 32. Young died on Saturday evening, according to a statement released by her family. 'With great sadness we acknowledge the passing of Stella Young, our much loved and irreplaceable daughter and sister. Stella passed away on Saturday evening, unexpectedly, but in no pain,' the statement said. Her family said they will hold a private funeral, followed by a public event in Melbourne. Scroll down for video In a statement ABC managing director Mark Scott said Ms Young was an unforgettable communicator and a passionate advocate. 'Stella helped us understand disability...
  • America's Forum | The Way I see it

    10/25/2014 4:41:51 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal
    NewsmaxTV ^ | Oct 20, 2014 | JD Hayworth
    Remembering Gladys Hayworth
  • World War II Veteran Given Viking Funeral; U.S. Coast Guard Agreed to Norse Send-Off

    10/03/2014 10:18:42 AM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 24 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | Thursday, October 2, 2014 | Douglas Ernst
    (U.S. Coast Guard photo) WWII veteran given Viking funeral; Coast Guard agreed to Norse send-off World War II veteran Andrew Haines decided years ago that he wanted a Norse-inspired funeral upon his death, and the U.S. Coast Guard obliged. Mr. Haines, who emigrated from Norway in 1927, scaled down blueprints for a 100-foot ship to a few feet in the years before he died. It was then up to the Coast Guard to decide whether it would ignite the boat and send-off Mr. Haines‘ cremated remains in accordance with his wishes. “Oh, I was thrilled,” Mr. Haines’ son Andy...
  • Family Of Jahi McMath Petitioning Court to Have Her Declared “Alive”

    10/02/2014 8:16:22 PM PDT · by Tired of Taxes · 49 replies ^ | 10/2/14 | Wesley J. Smith
    According to the State of California, JahiMcMath has been dead since December 9, 2013, when she went into cardiac arrest after catastrophic side effects from throat surgery. Oakland Children’s Hospital doctors insisted she was brain dead, that is, she had experienced total brain failure. Under California law, brain death is dead. When the doctors stated their intention to remove the life support from Jahi, her mother sued. A brouhaha ensued. A judge appointed an independent physician from Stanford to examine the girl, and he too found she was dead. The judge declared her dead and the state of California issued...
  • Joan Rivers banned Adele, Michelle Obama from funeral

    09/08/2014 5:36:14 PM PDT · by ncalburt · 64 replies
    WSYR-tv ^ | 9-8-2014 | Staff
  • Chick-fil-A founder S. Truett Cathy has died

    09/08/2014 2:29:32 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 85 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep 8, 2014 4:40 AM EDT
    S. Truett Cathy, the billionaire founder of the privately held Chick-fil-A restaurant chain that famously closes on Sundays but also drew unwanted attention on gay marriage in recent years because of his family’s conservative views, died early Monday, a company spokesman said. He was 93. Chick-fil-A spokesman Mark Baldwin told The Associated Press that Cathy died at home surrounded by members of his family. Funeral plans had not yet been finalized, he said. …
  • In Memory of Jaycee. She was called home yesterday.

    08/22/2014 9:48:42 AM PDT · by JustAmy · 203 replies
    8-22-2014 | JustAmy
    In Memory of Jaycee
  • Celebrities take to Twitter to salute Robin Williams

    08/11/2014 5:31:35 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 85 replies ^ | August 11, 2014 | FoxNews.Com
    RIP Robin Williams.
  • Freeper Tminusfour passed away today

    08/06/2014 7:37:42 PM PDT · by reaganaut · 92 replies
    none | 7/6/14 | Me
    This afternoon, after a long battle with cancer, Freeper Tminusfour passed away. For those of us who were blessed to know her personally, she was an amazing inspiration. She fought the cancer for nine years, cheerfully saying it would not define who she was. She was a model Christian, showing Christ's love in all that she did. She is survived by her husband, Freeper 4merliberal, by four daughters, and by a son and three stepsons. Now in the arms of her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, she is released from pain and hears the words "Well done, good and faithful...
  • ...Superior General of the Fraternity of Saint Peter on the death of Father Kenneth Walker

    06/15/2014 10:01:32 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 7 replies
    Rorate caeli ^ | June 14, 2014 | Very Rev. John Berg Superior General FSSP
    Dear Friends of the Priestly Fraternity of St. Peter, In the midst of mourning for our dear confrere, Fr. Kenneth Walker, one great consolation has been the outpouring of prayers and condolences expressed by so many bishops, religious communities, fellow priests and faithful. Many of you have informed us of the hundreds of Masses which have already been offered for the repose of his soul and for the health of Fr. Joseph Terra. By the grace of God and thanks to your prayers, Fr. Terra’s life is out of danger and we expect him to make a full recovery. By...
  • Casey Kasem, king of the Top 40 countdown, dead

    06/15/2014 9:36:34 AM PDT · by Morgana · 32 replies
    LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Casey Kasem, the internationally famous radio broadcaster with the cheerful manner and gentle voice who became the king of the top 40 countdown with a syndicated show that ran for decades, died Sunday. He was 82.
  • TheSarce has suffered a stroke and passed away [#37]

    05/14/2014 7:14:29 PM PDT · by The Bat Lady · 59 replies
    5/14/14 | The Bat Lady
    To Austin Freepers who gathered at the Texas Governors Mansion in 2000 to fight the left and the media over Bush vs. Gore. One of the most memorable FReepers was TheSarce who was a camera bug and she took great pictures of our battle there. If you remember it was 36 days after the election that AlGore refused to concede and every day there was a huge bank of TV cameras on the (left) side of the street and the Freepers on the governors mansion side of the street (protecting him from the left).
  • Longtime baseball fixture Don Zimmer dies at 83

    06/04/2014 6:36:24 PM PDT · by Kevin in California · 41 replies
    KOB4 ^ | 06-04-2014
    The Tampa Bay Rays say former major league manager, coach and player Don Zimmer has died. He was 83. Zimmer died Wednesday. He had been in a rehabilitation center in Florida since having heart surgery in mid-April. Zimmer spent more than 60 years in baseball. He was a senior adviser for the Rays.
  • Last of Original Group of Navajo Code Talkers Dies

    06/04/2014 12:36:28 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 84 replies
    ABC News ^ | 06/04/2014 | Felicia Fonseca
    The last of the 29 Navajos who developed a code that stumped the Japanese during World War II has died. Chester Nez, of Albuquerque, New Mexico, died Wednesday morning of kidney failure, said Judy Avila, who helped Nez write his memoirs. He was 93. Before hundreds of men from the Navajo Nation became Code Talkers, 29 Navajos were recruited to develop the code based on the then-unwritten Navajo language. Nez was in 10th grade when he enlisted, keeping his decision a secret from his family and lying about his age, as did many others. "It's one of the greatest parts...
  • Griffin [GA] officer shot and killed at Waffle House

    05/31/2014 1:32:53 PM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 167 replies
    Atlanta Journal Constitution ^ | May 31, 2014 | Greg Bluestein, Rodney Thrash
    A 43-year-old Griffin police officer and father of seven was shot and killed outside of a Waffle House early this morning while working an off-duty security job in full uniform, authorities said. Three suspects are in custody after the shooting death of Officer Kevin Jordan, an ex-Marine who had been with the Griffin Police Department for four years and often worked security at the restaurant on weekend nights, police spokesman Mike Richardson said. The altercation began when two men and a woman who allegedly caused a disturbance at a Waffle House on U.S. 19 were asked to leave the restaurant...
  • FReeper maica has died

    05/14/2014 8:13:09 AM PDT · by Albion Wilde · 100 replies
    May 14, 2014 | Albion Wilde
    FReeper maica, who often joined the DC Chapter at Walter Reed and on the National Mall to freep and counter anti-war protests, passed away Sunday, May 10, age 74.
  • More sad news. FReeper Gonzo has passed away.

    05/06/2014 5:05:44 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 211 replies
    Just received a call from one of his friends in Florida. Gonzo (Barry Lee) has passed away, He was a long term member of FR and was proud to be with us at the March for Justice in 1998. He was a veteran and a patriot and has always been a loyal friend and will be greatly missed. Prayers for his family and loved ones. God bless.
  • Sad news. FReeper Jean S has passed away.

    05/06/2014 4:56:47 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 136 replies
  • Sad news. Have received notice that FReeper Abigail2 has passed away,

    04/23/2014 3:35:07 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 77 replies
    April 23, 2014
    I'm sorry, but have sad news to report. Have received a message that long term FReeper Abigail2, "has passed away after a long bout with Emphysema, Asthma, and allergies. She was known for promoting the Jesse Lee Peterson Show and many other activist announcements. She is survived by her three children. She had a strong Christian faith and died knowing that God loved her and had forgiven her sins. Some of her friends on Free Republic might like to know if you care to make some announcement." Prayers for her family and loved ones. I know she will be missed....
  • 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 · 128 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 · 49 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...