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My Boy, Sweet Andrew
Breitbart Big Journalism, by Orson Bean

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Posted By:dman, 3/1/2013 2:38:37 PM

Andrew came a-courting one day. He had been introduced to my daughter, Susie by my son Max, her brother. Max and Andrew were best friends. Just out of college, Max worked as a busboy at a high-end restaurant called 72 Market Street. Andrew was a waiter (higher status) at a nearby diner called Hal´s. Susie brought him home to seek her father’s approval. My wife, the actress Alley Mills, and I had them to dinner. Andrew sat at the table in front of a window. Holding forth, he waved his arms to emphasize some point or other, leaned back ...

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RIP, Andrew, we miss you. Your country misses you.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: smcchk, 3/1/2013 2:57:23 PM     (No. 9203218)

Oh boy, tears. Tears for all the losses the Lucianne community has had, especially, Ms. Lucianne. All are missed and never forgotten.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Attercliffe, 3/1/2013 3:04:39 PM     (No. 9203227)

The joke, the existential joke! Now I´ll always think of Andrew when I´m in the bathroom and A will wonder why I´m giggling. Long as I don´t lean back . . .

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Reply 3 - Posted by: killerbee, 3/1/2013 3:19:46 PM     (No. 9203252)

The punchline to that joke is so fitting to so many moments in life, isn´t it?

This had me all choked up. I haven´t been able to read the many tributes on the Breitbart sites today because I have too much to do to get down, but this was a nice little read.

I can´t believe the mom from the Wonder Years was his mother-in-law.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: HisHandmaiden, 3/1/2013 3:20:19 PM     (No. 9203253)

A great Tribute... for an American Hero...

"Meet my friend, God... and tell the joke"! LOL

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Reply 5 - Posted by: pianogirl88, 3/1/2013 3:29:12 PM     (No. 9203271)

I´ve often wondered, since November, how differently things might have gone if we´d had Andrew´s guidance, and his gut instinct for playing hardball with the dirt bags from the other side of the aisle.

Thanks, dman, for posting this today.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: lanika, 3/1/2013 3:31:22 PM     (No. 9203278)

If you liked that joke, Orson Bean has a whole slew of them on YouTube and they´re hilarious.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Shells, 3/1/2013 3:33:18 PM     (No. 9203284)

Beautiful tribute.
What a monumental loss. Prayers for his family.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: JoniTx, 3/1/2013 3:34:35 PM     (No. 9203286)

Wonderful tribute to Andrew. Thanks for posting!

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Reply 9 - Posted by: farmwife, 3/1/2013 3:52:26 PM     (No. 9203332)

I didn´t realize he was Orson Bean´s son-in-law. What a wonderful tribute.

I miss Andrew, too.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: Heraclitus, 3/1/2013 4:43:52 PM     (No. 9203419)

Remembering certain people brings a smile, though the heart is still heavy.

We are always aware of the great gifts while lamenting their loss when a treasure of a person is gone from our midst.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: Tianne, 3/1/2013 4:59:47 PM     (No. 9203441)

Thank you so much for posting - what a beautiful tribute - the love is apparent in every word.

Will be remembered always - our brave and magnificent champion.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: Edgelady, 3/1/2013 5:05:04 PM     (No. 9203455)

Keep it going for Andrew!

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Reply 13 - Posted by: yorkiemom, 3/1/2013 5:13:38 PM     (No. 9203473)

Great tribute and wonderful picture. Boy, how we miss him.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: Cooling Saucer, 3/1/2013 5:18:08 PM     (No. 9203480)

Lovely; sweet, kind, generous words by a wonderful man for someone who was dearly loved.



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Reply 15 - Posted by: annie xango, 3/1/2013 5:45:50 PM     (No. 9203521)

sniff. sniff. I know I should have taken off my mascara before I read this..now I know why I have always loved Orson Bean!!!

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Reply 16 - Posted by: jorgecito, 3/1/2013 5:47:00 PM     (No. 9203525)

Guess I´ll be the skunk at the garden party with this!

I loved Andrew (as much as it´s possible to love someone you´ve never met). But I didn´t love this tribute.

Sorry, but Bean´s anecdotes don´t add up to much more than a couple of off-color cracks and an awkward moment.

Including one of these tales might´ve been fine, but I was hoping for a little more serious stuff --say about Andrew´s incredible courage in the face of thuggery-- in a memorial tribute.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: 4Justice, 3/1/2013 5:48:52 PM     (No. 9203527)

Thank you for posting. I also didn´t know he was married to Orson Bean´s daughter. Small world we live in.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: Periwinkel, 3/1/2013 5:53:57 PM     (No. 9203534)

Andrew came to Louisville to speak at the dinner of a 2012 Conference. I paid the hefty price for the dinner just to hear him and I fell in love. I am so glad I paid that $47 for banquet food because it was the best evening in a long, long time and Andrew died the following spring.

Such a loss and my best to his whole family. I know they must miss him terribly.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: elsalin, 3/1/2013 5:57:28 PM     (No. 9203539)

If I may repeat a phrase I read recently in article about our Ms. Lucianne...I think it fits Andrew too...He "was an original and not for sale". I did not know him personally, but he touched my life in a big way. My prayers go out to his family. Breitbart is here!

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Reply 20 - Posted by: SteelTurman, 3/1/2013 6:14:53 PM     (No. 9203559)

I miss him.

He was a self-contained fusion reactor of truth.

The Thomas Paine of this time.

Breitbart is EVERYWHERE!







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Reply 21 - Posted by: cheeflo, 3/1/2013 6:19:53 PM     (No. 9203566)

I still remember my slack-jawed shock when I learned of his passing. He was a the top of his game. I kept staring at the headline on Hot Air thinking it must be a mistake. Even now, it´s hard to believe.

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Reply 22 - Posted by: thelmalou, 3/1/2013 6:29:00 PM     (No. 9203579)

What a sweet tribute from a man who loved Andrew. The chair through the window thing is hilarious! (I thought the joke was pretty funny, too.)

#20 should get a free membership to this site (ha) for this contribution:

Andrew Breitbart: The Thomas Paine of Our Time


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Reply 23 - Posted by: Me?Opinionated?Nah!, 3/1/2013 6:42:50 PM     (No. 9203598)

I have two regrets; one having been a comparatively late arrival in discovering the inimitable Andrew Breitbart. I had to play catch-up in order to join the rest. My other regret is that I never had the opportunity to meet and hang out with him. How I envy those who did.

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Reply 24 - Posted by: Blue-Z-Anna, 3/1/2013 6:45:33 PM     (No. 9203602)

This is further proof that God has a sense of humor which is somewhere between Henny Youngman and Frank Zappa.

By this, I mean that just as we were first sent John the Baptist.....there will emerge a second savior to follow Andrew.

Watch and see.

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Reply 25 - Posted by: Pros7767, 3/1/2013 6:55:04 PM     (No. 9203617)

It may be Dr. Ben Carson, 24.

Andrew Breitbart died way too young. His loss is felt each and every day as we watch Obama ruin our country with the help of the lap dog media. It would have been a much different election had he survived.

Condolences to all who loved him.

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Reply 26 - Posted by: donnaclaire, 3/1/2013 7:05:40 PM     (No. 9203630)

Wonderful story from Orson Bean, and a touching tribute. What a guy Andrew Breitbart was - in so many ways. God bless him and the family he left behind.

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Reply 27 - Posted by: GraniteBayTom, 3/1/2013 7:27:37 PM     (No. 9203659)

I miss him....terribly. I can´t say that about any other political figure in our time. What a loss.

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Reply 28 - Posted by: MDMuskrat, 3/1/2013 7:27:49 PM     (No. 9203660)

Superb human tribute to Andrew. Thanx for posting, OP.

I so badly lost the faith after the election that I took Andrew´s picture off the wall of my den, ashamed to be in the same room with him.

Now I realize I never was.

For want of a nail....



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Reply 29 - Posted by: Hazymac, 3/1/2013 7:58:59 PM     (No. 9203685)

This touching tribute from a doting father-in-law hit me where I live.

Let me tell you, fellow LDotters, each one of you--same as Andrew--fills a place that no one else can fill. Use what God gave you to make a difference; that´s what brought me back to this site after some bad times. In the words of one James Douglas Morrison (1943-1971): "There will never be another one like you. There will never be another one who can do the things you do." Believe it. Take inspiration from wherever you can find it.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UtrCautyBnI

Although my mind tells me that America--not the same entity as the United States--is in deep kimchi, my heart tells me that this wayward ship can be turned around before our children and grandchildren´s futures are permanently ruined by the fascists who now hold the political levers. Andrew would tell us, "You have the power. Use it!" Take heart in his example and fight as if the future depends on it, because it does.

As the great man, half American, whose bust Zed removed in 2009 from the Oval Office, exclaimed in the darkest days of 1940, "We shall never surrender." (see link below)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MkTw3_PmKtc

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Reply 30 - Posted by: Elvira, 3/1/2013 8:48:31 PM     (No. 9203736)

When I heard and again now I lose my breath. I pray #24 is right. We must remain strong.

There are some of us who have to watch what we post. Because of an edict passed by our president in the first weeks of his first administration that states that any federal employee who publicly disagrees with the president will be found to be of a national security threat and be fired, Great, 1st Amendment and all that?

I wish I new someone like Andrew. I need a hero.

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Reply 31 - Posted by: KarenJ1, 3/1/2013 8:51:16 PM     (No. 9203740)

What a touching, funny tribute to our dear Andrew. I too miss him. He was such a fighter for the truth. He would be very proud of the legacy he has left behind. Welcome back #30! We´ve missed your thoughtful posts.

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Reply 32 - Posted by: Sunhan65, 3/1/2013 10:16:33 PM     (No. 9203824)

I do miss WFB Jr and Andrew Breibart.

I´m very pleased to see #30 posting again. I considered learning just enough about golf to write about it badly with the hope that my errors would coax him back to correct me. Now he, golf, and I will be spared that fate.

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Reply 33 - Posted by: lana720, 3/1/2013 11:45:09 PM     (No. 9203909)

Sweet tributes here.
The thought keeps coming to me: Andrew would know what to do now, you know, since the November election.
He´d have fought like crazy and called things what they were in no uncertain terms.
We need to be Breitbart ourselves - have the courage to speak the truth, if only to one person each day.

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Posted By: Fiesta del sol- 4/14/2014 6:09:58 AM     Post Reply
Some time back, whenever a big racial controversy erupted, I trained myself into the habit of reading about it at FoxNews.com, just for the unbelievable comment threads. Let’s put it this way: If my friends and I went out to a bar and started playing a “let’s write the racist FoxNews.com comment thread” drinking game, our efforts couldn’t begin to approach what I read there.I wasn’t alone. Liberal websites started feasting on these threads. And so, a couple of years ago, Ailes & Co. got wise. Stories about race were, at least in my disheartened experience, closed to comments.

Who Inspired the Nazi-Klan
leader’s Actions in Kansas?
The Answer Here

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PJ Media, by Ron Radosh    Original Article
Posted By: Judy W.- 4/14/2014 6:54:41 AM     Post Reply
As I sit writing from Berlin, Germany—I woke up this morning with the news that a demented American Nazi and KKK leader, Glenn Miller, has been arrested as the main suspect in the Kansas City murder of 3 American Jews. (Snip) Fortunately, a quick look at some of the anti-Semitic extremist websites has led to the following post by Mr. Miller, reproduced verbatim below: Israel Forming Super PAC to Attack Paul & Obama This is some big dookee, yaw’ll. http://runronpaul.com/interviews/isr…on-paul-obama/ Jew journalist Max Blumenthal exposes and explains this attempt by a foreign government Israel, to buy the presidential election for the neo-con, war-mongering republican


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