I’m depressed

1969-2012

1969-2012


As you probably know, Andrew Breitbart died early this morning. But this isn’t an obituary or a memorial for him. I wasn’t a fan of his work but many people were. On the other hand I never saw him as the conservative boogeyman that many on the left apparently did.

But I am depressed to see so many on the left gleefully gloating over his death and dancing on his grave. We’re supposed to be different – better – than them. You can show respect for the dead without honoring them.

If you can’t say something nice, don’t say nothing at all.


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42 Responses to I’m depressed

  1. myiq2xu says:

    The other depressing thing is seeing someone ten years younger than me drop dead of “natural causes.”

    • DandyTiger says:

      I agree on both fronts. The dancing on grave thing is disgusting. I didn’t even feel like do that with BinLaden, but these yahoos do it with this guy. And WTF, natural causes at that age. Fuck.

  2. Lulu says:

    This is the level of venom that I saw up close and personal directed at dissenting Democrats in 2008. This is nothing new. This is who they are.

  3. myiq2xu says:

    I look at those places in the world where people inherit centuries-old grudges with their DNA and I wonder where it started and where it will end.

  4. 1539days says:

    We’re supposed to be different – better – than them. You can show respect for the dead without honoring them.

    Who’s “we?” People are people. You can’t expect superior morality from political ideology.

  5. mothy67 says:

    I got what is akin to being kicked in the head 5 years ago when I met my grand niece for the first time– she was tiny and dumped off in a welfare day care center. I am what i am but there was no going back to that situation for that little girl. Not on my watch. She is doing so well in school and she makes the right decisions. I ask for nothing more than she know herself and react in accordance.
    I mention this as it is easy to look around and be depressed– I am all the time. Yet somehow some little creature made me care more about the larger world and in doing so made me grow up and see so much more. I know this sounds trite but I believe absent chemical irregularities depression stems from not giving or nurturing life.

  6. 1539days says:

    I have seen nary a mention of Breitbart on any non-Fox media today. They were that afraid of him.

  7. HELENK says:

    http://weaselzippers.us/2012/03/01/daily-kos-trying-to-get-westboro-baptist-freaks-to-protest-satans-spokesman-andrew-breitbart-funeral/

    I am questioning myself on why I did not see the hate and spite until 2008.
    Was I that blind or is this a new thing.

    • bluestate says:

      birds of a feather wow. the left seems to be decaying more and more under obama’s stewardship.

      • insanelysane says:

        It has been re-located…
        It’s now in the Chicago Way.

        It’s a MACHINE.

        • Mary says:

          Amen. Demonize an demagogue. And if you don’t play, you don’t play at all. Lockstep. Ugh.

    • Erin says:

      I think it has a lot to do with the growth of communication via the pseudo anonymous medium of the internet. You don’t have to face your target and you don’t have to think of them as human. This allows a lot of people to behave like an ass. No one can really call you on it and you don’t have to see the impact of your behavior first hand, the way you would in a face to face conversation.

      I don’t mean this as a “Things were better when I was young” comment but that the medium exacerbates the tendency to see things in terms of “us and them” and once it starts the idiots come out in force. Everyone has idiots in the group.

  8. bluestate says:

    i don’t follow him much, but my attention was drawn to him recently when he vehemently attacked ows for the rapes that occurred there, which was wonderful. i never saw that level of outrage on the left, rather, they seemed to condone it and to want to sweep it under the rug. and i will remember him for that. the weiner thing was a standard tabloid thing. the sherrod thing was not good, but i don’t see how this level of hatred is justified. rather, it just seems like more evidence of the fact that the left has become increasingly uncivil. and i couldn’t agree more that it makes me very, very sad that this is what the left has been reduced to. the left believes as part of their ideology that they are somehow immune to bigotry, and i believe that is the reason why they have begun to engage in it with such reckless abandon.

    • 1539days says:

      The Sherrod thing was notable for a few reasons. First, the Obama administration forced her to preemptively resign. The first show to call for her resignation was O’Reilly and it had not aired by the time she was fired. If she wanted to file a suit against Breitbart, she would have to show damages. Getting fired would fit the bill.

      Then there’s the matter of the tape. Breitbart may have gotten it 3rd or 4th hand from someone dumb enough to take a gift from an Obot. Breitbart never revealed the source. I found the full tape and Sherrod herself to be somewhat bigoted anyway.

    • JeanLouise says:

      Breitbart bragged that he liked to call someone a c*nt everyone once in awhile just for the heck of it. I didn’t pay much attention to him when he was alive but I’m not sure that he was any better Rush who just called a young student who testified before Congress a slut and offered to pay for her birth control if she provided him with pornographic films of her having sex.

      I remember objecting when Jerry Falwell died and some on the left “danced on his grave”. After years of being called every name imaginable including the “c” word by the right, and, now, they’re doing this to an innocent on their most popular radio show, I know longer care what is said about one of their public faces who started this war on women.

  9. Three Wickets says:

    Many on the left seem to hate Breitbart for slamming the Kennedys. As a lifelong liberal, there are few things I personally find more tiresome than Kennedys worship.

  10. driguana says:

    posted this today on my Facebook site:
    As a fierce independent, I greatly value accurate and reliable information on all sides of an issue. To have any inkling of what is really going on in this country, one has to dig deeply. In this regard, I have always valued the conservative opinions and informative blogs of Andrew Breitbart. I am saddened by his passing.

  11. Rocky Hussein Squirrel says:

  12. crawdad says:

    Hate is not a virtue

    • gxm17 says:

      So true. Besides it wastes far too much energy that could be spent on something productive.

  13. gxm17 says:

    The only other person who apparently reads the news is my progressive co-worker and we both had the same reaction: stunned and saddened that he had died so young. Not a negative word was spoken between us.

    Other than that, nary a peep. It seems no one else I work or live with reads the news. And I had to to wait all day for one of the blogs I frequent to put up a post about Breitbart’s passing. Now when is that Davy Jones post coming?

    • JeanLouise says:

      I found Davy’s death much more shocking. He and his fellow Monkees gave me a great deal of joy when I was a little girl. The Monkees was must-see tv for me and I scrounged enough money to buy at least one of their albums which I played incessantly. May he rest in peace.

    • djmm says:

      I agree with you, myiq: people on the left should have more compassion. But there are good people and jerks on all sides.

      My sympathy and condolences to Mr. Breitbart’s family and friends on their loss.

      My thanks to gxm17, for bringing up the loss of Davy Jones. My sympathy also goes out to Mr. Jone’s family and friends, but I feel his loss more. I know he was older than Mr. Breitbart,but he was still young to die. He did leave behind his music, which had a lot of joy in it.. And musically, the Monkees were vastly underrated.

      djmm

  14. votermom says:

    Bannon on Hannity says they will release Breitbart’s “Obama college videos” within a week or so.

    http://hotair.com/archives/2012/03/01/stephen-bannon-well-release-the-tapes-breitbart-has-of-obamas-college-years-in-the-next-10-days

    (He also mentions that Breitbart had lost a lost of weight, getting more fit, in the last year. This reminds me of a theory some people have that embarking on a drastic lifestyle change, to get fitter, can be a bigger strain on your health than just gradually making changes.)

    • leslie says:

      “. . . This reminds me of a theory some people have that embarking on a drastic lifestyle change, to get fitter, can be a bigger strain on your health than just gradually making changes.)”

      I remember when my mother gave up smoking after a lifetime of cigarettes. She was 70 at the time. Within 2 weeks, she was hospitalized for nearly a month with double pneumonia. She survived and lived another 28 years – til last summer. We were all lucky to have her around that long.
      And even though I was not a fan, it is too bad for Breitbart and his family that his life changes didn’t lead to a longer life.

      • Lulu says:

        As a heart patient myself I wonder if he was on any of the drugs for HBP etc. He was at a bar drinking red wine and walked home. Drinking alcohol is a no-no for some of the drugs which has never been a problem for me because I have never been a drinker but for others it is not so easy. Even a small amount can throw the effectiveness of the drugs off in some people. I feel for his wife and children.

        • DandyTiger says:

          I would wager there are a number of issues revolving around lifestyle change, BP drugs, drink, and even the walking. Which really means this was not really natural causes per se. RIP conservative crazy warrior man.

  15. foxyladi14 says:

    I’m only able to think for myself.and only 2 days a week. 🙂

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