RIP: Coblogger Emeritus Dave In Texas Has Passed

I received the bad news last night that an old friend and one of the founders of the site, the great Dave in Texas, had passed.

Apart from being a coblogger and taking over as the main blogger for a weekend or two, Dave was the site's biggest supporter of the armed forces, and always posted a stirring tribute to the military on Memorial Day or December 7th and on all other days of remembrance.

He was also the site's football guy. He would post the football threads every Sunday -- back when the site was pro-NFL.

He would post pics of cheerleaders -- we shared the same idea with cheerleader pics, the idea was, choose pics where it looks like the picture is an innocent one but then oops, wait, maybe it's not entirely innocent.

But commenters would inevitably critique the cheerleaders he posted for having a too big this or a too small that.

These picayune gripes about the physical attributes of obviously-attractive women became summed up by the phrase, "Her elbows are too sharp."

Or: "Nice butt but why are her elbows so pointy?!"

In this spirit, Dave made me laugh out loud by choosing cheerleader pictures that emphasized nothing but the pointy elbows of the girls.

For example:


Dave's wit was often as dry as a Texas arroyo in August.

An arroyo is a thing, right? They can be dry right?

His humor could also be broad and silly, as in the case of the Crap Tree. His wife liked a nice classy Christmas tree. Dave liked hanging up crap ornaments he got from 7-Eleven and postcard give-aways from Hawaiian Punch on the tree. So his wife got him his own special, stupid Crap Tree he could hang his Dumb Ornaments on.

Dave's special function on the blog was counter-trolling. Nothing made him happier than a new troll announcing himself on the blog.

Dave didn't get mad. He never raised his (internet) voice with them or cursed or insulted them.

He just toyed with them and played with their idiocy.

He was an artist who painted in stupid.

One major blog meme from the Old Days came about when a troll began spouting a Fake Quote. I forget which Fake Quote it was. You remember the days, though, when Fake Quotes were rampant on the internet, right?

This troll made a claim, I think, that free speech had to be limited because it could be used to advance tyranny and he attributed it to someone like... I don't know, Machiavelli or something stupid.

Dave responded:

"Free speech is overrated, but not overly so." -- Thomas Jefferson

This began an absolutely epic trolling session the likes of which the world has not oft seen.

The troll demanded a citation for this quotation, and Dave responded that it's all over the internet, and that he can't be bothered to do his homework for him.

When the troll responded that he had now searched for twenty minutes and could find no reference to the Thomas Jefferson quotation, "Free speech is overrated, but not overly so," Dave In Texas responded -- perfectly politely, perfectly seriously -- that he was getting the quote from a book he owned of Jefferson quotations.

A book of Jefferson quotations which he said was called: Stuff Jefferson Said.

After a ten minute pause, the troll reported that his efforts to find a reference to the book Stuff Jefferson Said had proven fruitless, and he was beginning to doubt that there was even a book called "Stuff Jefferson Said" at all.

Whereupon Dave said something like: Do not be unkind, I would not lie about something as important to me as Thomas Jefferson; I own the 4th edition of Stuff Jefferson Said, and it is published by University of Virginia Press, Richmond, Virginia, 1962.

This went on for hours, as the troll continued in vain to search for the elusive quote "Free speech is overrated, but not overly so" and the book Stuff Jefferson Said, and Dave in Texas patiently continued providing him fresh clues designed to help him find it (Perhaps I was wrong, maybe it was William and Mary University Press that published it? Oh wait, it was published in 1965, my apologies!).

The troll became frustrated and then bedeviled and then angry, and Dave maintained his same patient, quiet, helpful demeanor.


"Free speech is overrated, but not overly so." -- Thomas Jefferson

-- Dave in Texas

One of Dave's finest counter-trolling ops concerned his legendary duel with "Proud Liberal Vet."

Back in the 2000s, there were a lot of a Fake Vets who would troll conservative websites claiming all sorts of nonsense and shenanigans.

Proud Liberal Vet came in claiming that he had served in Iraq. And, strangely, he also claimed he had served in Antarctica.

He also made a lot of claims about his service in Iraq, stuff like being forced to commit atrocities and that kind of thing, if I remember correctly.

Dave immediately detected a fraud and the opportunity to hone his skills in counter-trolling. He asked Proud Liberal Vet what his M.O.S. was.

M.O.S., Dave would later explain to me, is the abbreviation for Military Occupation Specialty, and refers to a four (formerly three, I believe) digit code that specifies what your basic job/training is in the armed forces. For example, 0311 is means that you're a Marine infantry rifleman. (I think this used to be just 311 -- I think they added the fourth digit because they created more M.O.S.'s and needed more numbers.)

Proud Liberal Vet was left completely dumbfounded and avoided answering what his M.O.S. was. Dave just kept asking, politely, what his M.O.S. was.

In every thread, Proud Liberal Vet appeared to tell us that Bush ordered him to use White Phosphorus on civilians. Dave asked, "What was your M.O.S.?" Proud Liberal Vet would suddenly disappear.

Ultimately Dave cornered him and it became clear that Proud Liberal Vet did not have the faintest idea what an M.O.S. is, which of course is impossible if you were ever in the military; you can't not know what job you have, or what code is assigned to your job. You have to repeat that number and write it on forms ten thousand times a year.

All of this inspired Dave in Texas to write one of the finest parodies ever written on the Ace of Spades blog: "Antarctica Now," a first person account, ostensibly from Proud Liberal Vet's POV, about fighting Charlie in Antarctica. He wrote in in the comments.

I later put it in a post, but who knows how to find that old thing. Fortunately, Mrs. Peel found it and sent it over to Michaels Comments to post. So you can read "Antarctica Now" there, if you like.

Antarctica, shit. I'm still only in Antarctica. Every time I think I'm going to wake up back on the ice floe. When I was home after my first tour, it was worse. I'd wake up and there'd be nothing... I hardly said a word to my wife until I said yes to a divorce. When I was here I wanted to be there. When I was there, all I could think of was getting back into McMurdo. I've been here a week now. Waiting for a mission, getting softer. Every minute I stay in this tent I get weaker. And every minute Charlie squats in the snow he gets stronger.

Each time I look around the tent flaps move in a little tighter.

Everyone gets everything he wants. I wanted a mission, and for my sins they gave me one. Brought it up to me like room service.

******

I was going to the worst place in the world, and I didn't even know it yet. Weeks away and hundreds of miles up a glacier that snaked through the ice like a main circuit cable and plugged straight into Byrd. It was no accident that I got to be the caretaker of Admiral Richard E. Byrd's memory, any more than being back in McMurdo was an accident. There is no way to tell his story without telling
my own. And if his story is really a confession, then so is mine.

*******

How many penguins had I already killed? There was those six that I know about for sure. Close enough to blow their last fishy breath in my face. But this time it was an American and an officer. That wasn't supposed to make any difference to me, but it did. Shit...charging a man with murder in this place was like handing out snow shovels to Roald Amundsen. I took the mission. What the hell else was I gonna do? But I didn't know what I'd do when I found him.

More at the link.

A couple of tweets from Dave, on July 16:


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He will be missed.

Dave had his own blog. You can sample his past writings there.

Below: Dave's last Crap Tree. Oh boy.

And the Wise Men said: "Gojira!"

An Old Dave In Texas Post: Warning, do NOT comment in this post; our automatic spam-banner bans anyone who comments in a post older than 14 days.

Just rounding up comments, but here's Dave collecting commenters writing proposed headlines for a woman's magazine, if it were written by (straight) men.

Don't comment in that post! Read only!

Thanks to AndrewsDad.

Posted by: Ace at 02:14 PM




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1 RIP

Posted by: NCKate at July 22, 2022 02:15 PM (2oJif)

2 I think of the crap tree every Christmas

Posted by: NCKate at July 22, 2022 02:16 PM (2oJif)

3 Devastated to hear this. "The Crap Tree" has become an annual reading at my house, if only to tease my wife since she and I have the exact same disagreement about Christmas decor. Rest peacefully, Dave. I'll miss you.

Posted by: Caiwyn at July 22, 2022 02:17 PM (+dHQK)

4 Arroyo

a steep-sided gully formed by the action of fast-flowing water in an arid or semi-arid region, found chiefly in the southwestern US.

Go with God, man.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at July 22, 2022 02:17 PM (dNqv+)

5 Pretty sure that's a Redskins cheerleader. Makes me hard.

Posted by: Puddinhead at July 22, 2022 02:17 PM (bA3Ln)

6 FIRST!!!!!

Posted by: Leonardo Dicaprio From His 120 Ft. Yacht at July 22, 2022 02:17 PM (Zz0t1)

7 Rest good sir. We have the watch.
Vaya con Dios, Dave.

Posted by: rickb223 at July 22, 2022 02:18 PM (c8pZY)

8 I will remain in orbit in tribute to Dave

Posted by: SMOD at July 22, 2022 02:18 PM (RHGPo)

9 damn sock......

Godspeed, Dave. Godspeed.

Condolences to the family. May The Lord grant you peace in this time of sorrow.

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at July 22, 2022 02:18 PM (Zz0t1)

10 Sad news, indeed

Posted by: In Reel Life (yes, dummy, on purpose) at July 22, 2022 02:18 PM (QYPq3)

11 Rest in Peace, Dave.

I loved the Elbow threads, of course, but the last few years I've mostly been seeing his dog posts and comments Alex The Chick reposted.

I feel so bad for his family and his pups.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Buy ammo, food, water at July 22, 2022 02:19 PM (XvPQV)

12 5 Pretty sure that's a Redskins cheerleader. Makes me hard.

You get the twig and berries cheerleaders now.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at July 22, 2022 02:19 PM (89T5c)

13 RIP, Dave.

I met him once, at a Boston MoMe where I first met Ace himself, along with LauraW and Neo-Neo Con. Dave was wearing a Stetson and a Texas flag dress shirt.

I only wish I could remember our conversation, but I do remember that he was kind enough to talk and joke with a newbie schmo who'd just started commenting at the HQ.

The good ones go and Hillary continues to malinger.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at July 22, 2022 02:19 PM (AW0uW)

14
Beautiful.

I am so impressed Ace remembered all these things about Dave. Dave had a big part in shaping what AoS had become, both in posts and in the comments.

Posted by: Soothsayer, the #1 most trusted name in news at July 22, 2022 02:19 PM (YLYCU)

15 So sad. Always seemed like a true gentleman who would do anything for anyone.

Rest in Peace, Dave. You will be missed.

Posted by: Wyatt Earp at July 22, 2022 02:20 PM (XSRBF)

16 Ultimately Dave cornered him and it became clear that Proud Liberal Vet did not have the faintest idea what an M.O.S. is, which of course is impossible if you were ever in the military; you can't not know what job you have, or what code is assigned to your job. You have to repeat that number and write it on forms ten thousand times a year.
++++
Which is doubly funny because this is the internet and the troll could have looked it up and chosen a number! That he didn't really tells you the quality of trolls...

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at July 22, 2022 02:20 PM (WWh8n)

17 RIP to that giant Texas heart, he was a deep and inspiring man here. His memory will always be a blessing.

Posted by: Jewish Odysseus at July 22, 2022 02:20 PM (bvp+i)

18 Thank you, this is a wonderful post.

Posted by: Tom Servo at July 22, 2022 02:20 PM (trdmm)

19 oh, Dave in TX was the Crap Tree guy???

why is it always the good ones who have to die

Posted by: kallisto at July 22, 2022 02:20 PM (dCxaZ)

20 He will be missed

Posted by: It's me donna at July 22, 2022 02:21 PM (bs+z0)

21 RIP Dave in Texas

Posted by: vmom stabby stabby stabby stabby stabamillion at July 22, 2022 02:21 PM (kf6Ak)

22 "Free speech is overrated, but not overly so." -- Thomas Jefferson

One of the funniest things that ever happened here.

I distinctly remember meeting Dave. I put my hand out to shake hands and he pushed it away and gave me a big hug. One of the nicest, most sincere people I've ever met.

Posted by: JackStraw at July 22, 2022 02:21 PM (ZLI7S)

23 Nice tribute Ace.

Posted by: lowandslow at July 22, 2022 02:21 PM (qH6FZ)

24 This was a really nice send-off, Ace. Thanks for writing it. Dave in Texas was before my time, but this was a nice read indeed. Bless his family.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at July 22, 2022 02:21 PM (WWh8n)

25 I have not commented here is years but I need to post this... Women's Magazine By Men Contest Results edited by DiT https://ace.mu.nu/archives/214600.php

Posted by: AndrewsDad at July 22, 2022 02:22 PM (daFde)

26 Elbows! Elbows! EllllllBows!

RIP Dave

Posted by: Fritzy at July 22, 2022 02:22 PM (GgBE/)

27 that technique DiT had about messing up the trolls...

I do essentially the same thing when debating a Leftoid. I just throw sheet out there and it doesn't even matter what I say because they're all illiterate and uneducated anyway. I never even had one of them ask me for a cite.

But if ever I do, I will deploy the Dave in Texas technique

Posted by: kallisto at July 22, 2022 02:22 PM (dCxaZ)

28 "Never go full retard."

- Stuff Jefferson Said

Posted by: In Reel Life (yes, dummy, on purpose) at July 22, 2022 02:22 PM (QYPq3)

29
If Tomorrow Should Start With Me....

https://youtu.be/8YMJcIvpUlc?t=8

Posted by: Soothsayer, the #1 most trusted name in news at July 22, 2022 02:22 PM (YLYCU)

30 Sad news. I remember Dave, and especially the Crap Tree. May he rest in peace, and may the Lord provide comfort and peace to his family.

Farewell, beloved Moron. Say hello to OregonMuse, Tami, rickl, Jesse in DC, and all the other Morons I'm not remembering who have gone on to their final reward. Oh, chavez! Tell him he better clean up his language a bit up there.

Posted by: bluebell at July 22, 2022 02:22 PM (aeePL)

31 I always loved this Bible quote and it works for Dave.

And who will go for us?” Isaiah’s response was to volunteer for service: “Here am I; send me”

Posted by: Wyatt Earp at July 22, 2022 02:23 PM (XSRBF)

32 RIP. I'll give him a pass on being a football fan (I never understood the appeal of that sport) because he's apparently also a Godzilla fan.

Posted by: Elric Blade at July 22, 2022 02:23 PM (iFTx/)

33 I now my arroyos are hot as hell and dry as a bone right now.

RIP Dave in Texas.

Posted by: Thomas Paine at July 22, 2022 02:23 PM (lTGtQ)

34 It's always sad to lose one of the good ones. RIP.

Posted by: BeckoningChasm at July 22, 2022 02:23 PM (p+1gI)

35 This is a link to post a memory at the funeral parlor

https://tinyurl.com/vtxhj4su

Posted by: Notsothoreau - move forward at July 22, 2022 02:23 PM (5HBd1)

36 Another fine human gone too soon.

"We ain't gettin any younger y'all"
-Thomas Jefferson

Posted by: 5Cats at July 22, 2022 02:24 PM (hv5ip)

37 Sad to read about Dave

RIP

Posted by: Puddleglum at work at July 22, 2022 02:24 PM (2graF)

38 I was actually back and forth in Iraq at the time DiT was a thing here, so no memories, but he seemed like a good guy.

Antarctica Now is hilarious.

Posted by: SMH at what's coming at July 22, 2022 02:24 PM (Iy8Rs)

39 30 Sad news. I remember Dave, and especially the Crap Tree. May he rest in peace, and may the Lord provide comfort and peace to his family.

Farewell, beloved Moron. Say hello to OregonMuse, Tami, rickl, Jesse in DC, and all the other Morons I'm not remembering who have gone on to their final reward. Oh, chavez! Tell him he better clean up his language a bit up there.
Posted by: bluebell at July 22, 2022 02:22 PM (aeePL)

A poet never needs apologize. Chavez the Hugo was an artist.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Buy ammo, food, water at July 22, 2022 02:24 PM (XvPQV)

40 I remember the pointy elbows well.

Posted by: Joe Xiden at July 22, 2022 02:24 PM (OalnH)

41 Godzilla Weeps...

RIP Dave In Texas.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at July 22, 2022 02:24 PM (R/m4+)

42
I met him once, at a Boston MoMe where I first met Ace himself, along with LauraW and Neo-Neo Con. Dave was wearing a Stetson and a Texas flag dress shirt.

Posted by: Mary Poppins


With Slublog? 2007?

Posted by: Soothsayer, the #1 most trusted name in news at July 22, 2022 02:24 PM (YLYCU)

43 Can y'all smell what I'm cookin here? pic.twitter.com/We8SB3ghj2

- DaveinTexas (@DaveinTexas) November 26, 2021



The evil laugh at the end makes it.

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at July 22, 2022 02:24 PM (Zz0t1)

44 Sad news. I met Dave once at a moron meetup in CT that Laura organized back in either 2009 or 2010. The group ended up at two places, a restaurant and a bar afterwards, and Dave and I were always at different ends of the table so we hardly spoke at all. But we drank. I remember that. RIP.

Posted by: joefl65 at July 22, 2022 02:24 PM (FcrV3)

45 Truly a man worthy of an epic Ace post.

The Kaiju Christmas ornaments are just priceless! (or worthless...I forget which)

RIP Dave in Texas.

Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel at July 22, 2022 02:25 PM (K5n5d)

46 But if ever I do, I will deploy the Dave in Texas technique

Posted by: kallisto at July 22, 2022 02:22 PM (dCxaZ)


...of stringing them along

Posted by: kallisto at July 22, 2022 02:25 PM (dCxaZ)

47 But commenters would inevitably critique the cheerleaders he posted for having a too big this or a too small that.

Wow, I mean I guess some people might like her...but did you see the size of her Xiphoid Process? TOTAL TURN OFF!

Posted by: 18-1 at July 22, 2022 02:25 PM (ESjRY)

48 RIP Dave.

Before I was Waraiotoko, just a nameless lurker, Dave was there, helping make this place what it is.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at July 22, 2022 02:25 PM (6FeV1)

49 A poet never needs apologize. Chavez the Hugo was an artist.
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Buy ammo, food, water at July 22, 2022 02:24 PM (XvPQV)
-------

He was. Just like Ralphie's dad.

Posted by: bluebell at July 22, 2022 02:25 PM (aeePL)

50 The report of my death was an exaggeration

Posted by: Dave in Texas at July 22, 2022 02:25 PM (iFTx/)

51 One of the greatest honors of my life is that he called me little sister.


He will be missed more than words can express.

Posted by: alexthechick at July 22, 2022 02:26 PM (C6xDX)

52 DiT you will be missed.

Posted by: 18-1 at July 22, 2022 02:26 PM (ESjRY)

53 35 This is a link to post a memory at the funeral parlor

https://tinyurl.com/vtxhj4su
Posted by: Notsothoreau - move forward at July 22, 2022 02:23 PM (5HBd1)

shit, he was a little bit younger than I am. shit.

Posted by: Tom Servo at July 22, 2022 02:26 PM (trdmm)

54 I think proud liberal get claimed he served in Alaska or Arctic Circle and mentioned penguins. That's how Antarctica came about. Am I remembering correctly?

Posted by: Anti doesn't matter at July 22, 2022 02:26 PM (epFyj)

55 Dang it. Much of his writing was inspirational. He was well rounded and will be missed. Prayers that his family and friends find the good regardless of the sadness

Posted by: Denny Crane! at July 22, 2022 02:26 PM (BVpy8)

56 RIP DiT

Posted by: garrett at July 22, 2022 02:27 PM (2kMG3)

57 Farewell, beloved Moron. Say hello to OregonMuse, Tami, rickl, Jesse in DC, and all the other Morons I'm not remembering who have gone on to their final reward. Oh, chavez! Tell him he better clean up his language a bit up there.
Posted by: bluebell at July 22, 2022 02:22 PM (aeePL)
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Ya know, the Final MOME is only going to get even more epic as time goes on...We'll join them all in the fullness of time...

Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel at July 22, 2022 02:27 PM (K5n5d)

58
Here's another fond memory of Dave I just remembered.

Dave was a boy in Alabama and then moved to Texas. He had "ties" to the "space race" of the 60's, somehow.

Dave knew Werner Von Braun, somehow. He really liked that old kraut.

Posted by: Soothsayer, the #1 most trusted name in news at July 22, 2022 02:27 PM (YLYCU)

59 Wow, I mean I guess some people might like her...but did you see the size of her Xiphoid Process? TOTAL TURN OFF!
Posted by: 18-1 at July 22, 2022 02:25 PM (ESjRY)

Dammit, I thought it was the space in between your eyebrows (absent on some.)

Posted by: Aetius451AD at July 22, 2022 02:27 PM (dNqv+)

60 >>> I think proud liberal get claimed he served in Alaska or Arctic Circle and mentioned penguins. That's how Antarctica came about. Am I remembering correctly?

maybe, but I thought it was antarctica. I might just be remembering the legend, though, and not the fact.

Posted by: ace at July 22, 2022 02:27 PM (B3oWe)

61 Oh Lord, give rest to Thy servant...

Posted by: Sarah P. at July 22, 2022 02:28 PM (i2Orm)

62 "A memorial service for David will be held Tuesday, July 26, 2022 at 10:00 AM at Immanuel Baptist Church, 1401 W. Central Ave, Temple, Texas 76504"

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Buy ammo, food, water at July 22, 2022 02:28 PM (XvPQV)

63 Dang, I hate that I didn't watch that counter-trolling in real time. Sounds truly epic.

Godspeed, DiT.

Posted by: Dr. T at July 22, 2022 02:28 PM (Vgw1E)

64 *sniff*

Damn allergies.......

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at July 22, 2022 02:28 PM (Zz0t1)

65 Gee whiz I miss the elbow threads. Such fun they were. Thank you Dave. Go with God.

Posted by: grammie winger at July 22, 2022 02:28 PM (45fpk)

66 Funny how the passing of a man I never met can have me tearing up.

God's blessings of comfort and sweet remembrances to his family and friends.

Posted by: red speck at July 22, 2022 02:28 PM (gS3OW)

67 >>Dave was a boy in Alabama and then moved to Texas. He had "ties" to the "space race" of the 60's, somehow.


yeah he was in aerospace.

Posted by: ace at July 22, 2022 02:28 PM (B3oWe)

68 RIP Dave.

At the Texas MoMe he had a t-shirt with Che Guevara, red of course, that said :

"Communism killed 80 million people, and all I got was this lousy t-shirt "

I had to stop him and get a picture of it.

What a great Moron.

Dave you'll be missed.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at July 22, 2022 02:28 PM (aVl3I)

69 Aw nuts! I just found him on Twitter and thought "I think I know that guy. I remember liking him. I'll follow."

Effing nuts.

There are people that the world is supposed to have in it, and even when we have no idea where they are or what they're up to, we're supposed to know they're in the world.

Nuts.

Posted by: Synova at July 22, 2022 02:28 PM (BD/yx)

70 I remember the Proud Liberal Vet trolling. It got to the point that whoever saw them first, not even Dave, would immediately reply "What's your MOS?".

Also, in hindsight, we'd be better off now if Bush *had* used white phosphorous on the Iraqis.

Posted by: Ian S. at July 22, 2022 02:28 PM (ZGrMX)

71 Sorry if I missed it. How old was DiT?

Posted by: Anti doesn't matter at July 22, 2022 02:29 PM (epFyj)

72 He was before my time, but reading the Crap Tree essay -- always generously linked here as Christmas approaches -- has become an annual Yuletide tradition in the ShainS household.

R.I.P.

Posted by: ShainS -- Welcome to the boneyard, it gets worse here every day at July 22, 2022 02:29 PM (34P9n)

73 I like to surround myself with people smarter than I am. With the loss of Dave in Texas that crowd just got smaller.

Godspeed, sir.

Posted by: Blanco Basura - moronhorde.com. Not insurgents, counterrevolutionaries. at July 22, 2022 02:29 PM (Bd6X8)

74 A really cool tribute to DiT, ace. Rest in peace Dave and long live the Crap Tree

Posted by: Notorious BFD at July 22, 2022 02:29 PM (Xrfse)

75 Here's DiT's twitter feed

on July 17 he tweeted:

"the filament always burns the brightest before the bulb goes out"

https://tinyurl.com/2xabhseh

Posted by: kallisto at July 22, 2022 02:29 PM (dCxaZ)

76 I like the name Dave. I like Texas. Pretty sure Dave and I would have been friends in real life. Sad. Rest in heaven Dave

Posted by: Joe kidtoucher at July 22, 2022 02:29 PM (W+TLY)

77 Thanks for the link AndrewsDad!

Posted by: Squid at July 22, 2022 02:30 PM (DtdXD)

78 51 One of the greatest honors of my life is that he called me little sister.


He will be missed more than words can express.
Posted by: alexthechick at July 22, 2022 02:26 PM (C6xDX)



Thanks for all the posts of his that you re-tweeted.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Buy ammo, food, water at July 22, 2022 02:30 PM (XvPQV)

79 RIP Dave

Posted by: turbodan at July 22, 2022 02:30 PM (sBDhc)

80 >>>A book of Jefferson quotations which he said was called: Stuff Jefferson Said.


We are preceded by greatness. RIP Dave in Texas.

Posted by: Comrade flounder, wrecker, hoarder, saboteur at July 22, 2022 02:30 PM (U3uv2)

81 I think proud liberal get claimed he served in Alaska or Arctic Circle and mentioned penguins. That's how Antarctica came about. Am I remembering correctly?

I definitely remember some mention of penguins. I think in some cartoonish liberal context like "W. ordered us to put dynamite up the penguins' butts" or something.

Posted by: Ian S. at July 22, 2022 02:30 PM (ZGrMX)

82 >>>There are people that the world is supposed to have in it, and even when we have no idea where they are or what they're up to, we're supposed to know they're in the world.


The Lord decided he wanted another decent person in Heaven.

Posted by: Wyatt Earp at July 22, 2022 02:30 PM (XSRBF)

83 71 Sorry if I missed it. How old was DiT?
Posted by: Anti doesn't matter at July 22, 2022 02:29 PM (epFyj)

63, I think.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Buy ammo, food, water at July 22, 2022 02:30 PM (XvPQV)

84 RIP Dave. I loved the Crap Tree, the pointy elbow posts, his wonderful wit. I did not know that he started the "Stuff Jefferson Said" meme!

That's a nice remembrance Ace, thank you. I learned more about Dave In Texas and I'm a bit sadder but in a sweet way.

Posted by: Where are my ping pong balls? at July 22, 2022 02:30 PM (Yr4Df)

85 May his memory be eternal.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at July 22, 2022 02:31 PM (RkC6l)

86 71 Sorry if I missed it. How old was DiT?
Posted by: Anti doesn't matter at July 22, 2022 02:29 PM (epFyj)

you can find it in that obit link that was posted. Born in '59, way too young to go this soon.

Posted by: Tom Servo at July 22, 2022 02:31 PM (trdmm)

87 shit, he was a little bit younger than I am. shit.
Posted by: Tom Servo at July 22, 2022 02:26 PM (trdmm)

Reminds me of something a newbie commenter here once said: "Man, you folks be old...I think I am the only one here with my own hip."

Posted by: Boswell at July 22, 2022 02:32 PM (+Cgut)

88 Sorry if I missed it. How old was DiT?
Posted by: Anti doesn't matter at July 22, 2022 02:29 PM (epFyj)

29.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at July 22, 2022 02:32 PM (dNqv+)

89 RIP. Didn’t realize he was that young.

Posted by: thathalfrican - The One at July 22, 2022 02:32 PM (Q6tbH)

90 I guess this coming Christmas I'll put up a Crap Tree.

Posted by: kallisto at July 22, 2022 02:32 PM (dCxaZ)

91 Rest in peace, brother.

Posted by: Rusty Shackleford at July 22, 2022 02:32 PM (VPGG2)

92 63, I think.
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Buy ammo, food, water at July 22, 2022 02:30 PM (XvPQV)

Wow way too young. The saying is true.

Posted by: Anti doesn't matter at July 22, 2022 02:32 PM (epFyj)

93 Goddamnit. I never knew the guy and you made me tear up. Beautiful tribute.

Posted by: quantum mechanic at July 22, 2022 02:32 PM (vcv8B)

94 I met him once, at a Boston MoMe where I first met Ace himself, along with LauraW and Neo-Neo Con. Dave was wearing a Stetson and a Texas flag dress shirt.

I only wish I could remember our conversation, but I do remember that he was kind enough to talk and joke with a newbie schmo who'd just started commenting at the HQ.

The good ones go and Hillary continues to malinger.
Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at July 22, 2022 02:19 PM


Wait...was that MoMe in 2010? I remember meeting him there, along with Laura W. Were you and ace there and I never met either of you?!

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at July 22, 2022 02:32 PM (RkC6l)

95 I am building a library to house my copy of "Stuff Jefferson Said". It will be the only tome in the building. Dave would have wanted it that way.

Posted by: massideas at July 22, 2022 02:33 PM (7EE+n)

96 "I am a fucking ray of sunshine." ~ Dave In Texas

Posted by: redridinghood at July 22, 2022 02:33 PM (NpAcC)

97 24 This was a really nice send-off, Ace. Thanks for writing it. Dave in Texas was before my time, but this was a nice read indeed. Bless his family.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at July 22, 2022 02:21 PM (WWh8n)

Agreed. I'm a relative newbie on this blog, so much of DiT's 'oeuvre' (H/T: Kristol) was unknown to me. I want to look at some of his oldies, now.

Posted by: Darrell Harris at July 22, 2022 02:33 PM (k2bGD)

98 Elbows, MOS and overstated free speech. Epic.

Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at July 22, 2022 02:33 PM (lf83v)

99 RIP Dave.
Until we meet on Fiddler's Green.

Posted by: Diogenes at July 22, 2022 02:33 PM (anj39)

100 *channels AltonJackson*

Another grim milestone for the Biden Administration.

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at July 22, 2022 02:34 PM (Zz0t1)

101 It's been a while since I last read Dave but his football threads were always fun. RIP Dave.

Posted by: Not My Reel Name at July 22, 2022 02:34 PM (Irs8U)

102 I am so sorry to hear this. DiT was truly one of the great ones, and helped make this smart mil blog what is is today. His wit was unmatched. He owed me many keyboards.

Good night, sweet prince, and flights of angels sing thee to thy rest.

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at July 22, 2022 02:34 PM (hf6Ka)

103 Thank you so much for the links.
Crying and laughing with the Crap Tree

Posted by: barbarausa at July 22, 2022 02:34 PM (RY/x5)

104
RIP.

Losing a person on our side hurts. I hope his writings found their way into converting 5 more like him.

Posted by: portlandon at July 22, 2022 02:34 PM (+oR7L)

105 Sad. I will pray for his family and for those here who knew him personally.

I have a real soft spot for counter trolls. I think his heyday here was maybe a little too early for me. Shame.

And even my wife uses the pointy elbows shorthand and she's hardly ever seen this place except for the occasional skull.

Posted by: ... at July 22, 2022 02:34 PM (QsHE5)

106 RIP Dave in Texas.

Great tribute, Ace.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing (5pTK/) at July 22, 2022 02:35 PM (5pTK/)

107 Dry Humor stings the most - Thomas Jefferson Vol 2 Stuff Jefferson Said

Posted by: Anti doesn't matter at July 22, 2022 02:35 PM (epFyj)

108 He was an artist who painted in stupid.

And suddenly, I know what I want on my tombstone. Before this, I thought I wanted to be cremated. Nope.

Posted by: Sauce for the Goose at July 22, 2022 02:35 PM (ypSbF)

109 And maybe we should keep this thread on the up and up in case anyone happens to check in for the tributes. Hint hint

Posted by: ... at July 22, 2022 02:35 PM (QsHE5)

110 Think before you hit "post".

- Stuff Jefferson Said

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Now the Summer of Our Discontent at July 22, 2022 02:35 PM (FVME7)

111 "What elbows!!!"


"Why THANK you doctor!"

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at July 22, 2022 02:35 PM (Zz0t1)

112 The tweet of the sunset. He knew.

RIP old friend.

Posted by: Infidel at July 22, 2022 02:36 PM (mn1Pi)

113 Dave so loved his beagle, Sadie.
Sending virtual scritches for Sadie.

RIP Dave In Texas! You are so missed.

Posted by: redridinghood at July 22, 2022 02:36 PM (NpAcC)

114 Thanks for the Dave in Texas thread. He was a good guy.

Posted by: Eromero at July 22, 2022 02:37 PM (gktX6)

115 Just terrible news. Dave seemed like he was always here even after he stopped posting and he will be missed. I remember the early days here where a thread would have like 8 commenters and he was one of them, additionally, he was why it was called a smart military blog. And he certainly loved his pets, check out his twitter feed for examples. Lastly, the best thing he ever did was to punch Andrew Sullivan right in the tits yelling America as he ran off laughing, I think he may also saved some orphans from a fire once, not Sullivan level awesomeness but I'm sure they appreciated it. RIP.

Posted by: Dr Spank at July 22, 2022 02:37 PM (g+JZp)

116 Antarctica Now is awesome.

Posted by: Martini Farmer at July 22, 2022 02:37 PM (BFigT)

117 Don't believe everything you read on the internet

Posted by: Stuff Jefferson Said Vol 5 at July 22, 2022 02:37 PM (ESjRY)

118 And maybe we should keep this thread on the up and up in case anyone happens to check in for the tributes. Hint hint

And maybe Bob at the NSA can kiss my ass. Just spit-balling here.

Now excuse me - I gotta' order some shit for a Crap Tree. That's genius level stuff there.

Posted by: Sauce for the Goose at July 22, 2022 02:37 PM (ypSbF)

119 Can we quote more from "Stuff Jefferson Said" or is it now memorialized?

Posted by: quantum mechanic at July 22, 2022 02:38 PM (vcv8B)

120 Hard year for the AOS crew. The world needs more clever good natured people, not less.

My condolences to Dave in Texas' family.

Posted by: wodun at July 22, 2022 02:38 PM (lFga6)

121 A great post Ace.
Thanxs!

Posted by: Diogenes at July 22, 2022 02:38 PM (anj39)

122 With Slublog? 2007?
Posted by: Soothsayer, the #1 most trusted name in news at July 22, 2022 02:24 PM (YLYCU)


I forget what year. I think it was when the GOP convention was in Boston and I missed a chance to put Visine in Jonah Goldberg's beer.

My only other memory was of introducing myself to Ace (I was posting under my Christian name then) and his excitement at thinking I was Christopher Taylor.

His disappointment was so obvious it made me laugh.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at July 22, 2022 02:38 PM (AW0uW)

123 Ya know, the Final MOME is only going to get even more epic as time goes on...We'll join them all in the fullness of time...

Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel at July 22, 2022 02:27 PM (K5n5d)

---------

When I die and they lay me to rest
Gonna go to the place that's the best
When I lay me down to die
Goin' up to the MoMe in the sky

Posted by: ShainS -- Welcome to the boneyard, it gets worse here every day at July 22, 2022 02:38 PM (34P9n)

124 I guess what I am asking is, what would DiT have wanted?

Posted by: quantum mechanic at July 22, 2022 02:39 PM (vcv8B)

125 RIP Dave in Texas.
Love the football threads though understand why they got dropped.

Posted by: Skip at July 22, 2022 02:39 PM (2JoB8)

126 A legend here at the HQ. Always looked forward to his input and humor. Words fail to do justice to what he gave us. RIP DiT.

Posted by: Wonkish Rogue at July 22, 2022 02:39 PM (qs/P1)

127 Ace, when this thread is finished it would be nice to link it to Dave in Texas' entry in the "Absent Friends" section of the homepage like it is for OregonMuse.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at July 22, 2022 02:39 PM (WWh8n)

128 Horrible news, too sad. I was a regular here way, way back in the early 2000s, and I remember DiT's wit, talent, and gift for making the old crew laugh. He was a master at trolling the trollers. He loved to make Wickedpinto's head explode.

Most of all I remember begging him to write a poem and me and Julie Banderas.

Gone too soon, brother.

Posted by: Paulitics at July 22, 2022 02:40 PM (s1brf)

129 Nice post ace. I can't tell you how many times Dave made me laugh out loud. I had the great fortune to be there live for the Stuff Jefferson Said thread.

RIP Dave in Texas

Posted by: Muad'dib at July 22, 2022 02:40 PM (sjdRT)

130 I hope he is in heaven watching over us.

I miss his wit and writing.

Gone too soon.

Posted by: Czech Chick at July 22, 2022 02:40 PM (Ypbog)

131 I forget what year. I think it was when the GOP convention was in Boston and I missed a chance to put Visine in Jonah Goldberg's beer.

My only other memory was of introducing myself to Ace (I was posting under my Christian name then) and his excitement at thinking I was Christopher Taylor.

His disappointment was so obvious it made me laugh.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at July 22, 2022 02:38 PM (AW0uW)
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LOL

Posted by: ShainS -- Welcome to the boneyard, it gets worse here every day at July 22, 2022 02:40 PM (34P9n)

132 Sad all the people associated with this site that have passed away.

Posted by: Victory at July 22, 2022 02:40 PM (uMFis)

133 Goodbye Dave, and may God bless and protect your eternal soul on its journey home.

We will miss you.

Posted by: TrivialPursuer--FJB at July 22, 2022 02:40 PM (MvHI3)

134 I have been around since 2005??6??, I think. A lot of good morons have passed - and some who just " disappear" have probably passed too. Dave has passed on now, to the Next Chapter. Requiescat in Pace Dave.

Posted by: kraken at July 22, 2022 02:40 PM (C5Ncp)

135 about me and Julie Banderas, that is.

Posted by: Paulitics at July 22, 2022 02:40 PM (s1brf)

136 Tears. . I know we all have to go someday. I wish sometimes it didn't have to be so soon.

Thanks for making me feel my age, Ace. I remember Crap Tree and can still feel the tears in my eyes from laughing at that.

RIP, Dave in Texas.

Posted by: Catherine at July 22, 2022 02:40 PM (ZSsrh)

137 Dave was a boy in Alabama and then moved to Texas. He had "ties" to the "space race" of the 60's, somehow.

Dave knew Werner Von Braun, somehow. He really liked that old kraut.
Posted by: Soothsayer, the #1 most trusted name in news at July 22, 2022 02:27 PM (YLYCU)

His dad worked at Oak Ridge I think. Or maybe Huntsville? His stories about growing up around there were fascinating.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at July 22, 2022 02:41 PM (nC+QA)

138 *sniff*
Prayers for his family.

Posted by: goddessoftheclassroom at July 22, 2022 02:41 PM (REJkJ)

139 Saddened to hear his passing. Seemed from the tweets he knew his number was going to be called. Go with God.

Posted by: Chairman LMAO at July 22, 2022 02:41 PM (Wg1SU)

140 Dangit. Godspeed, Dave in Texas.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Norway only has EVs because the government has guns at July 22, 2022 02:41 PM (olvLH)

141 I remember him spending a couple days responding to trolls with only Chris Klein and Paul Anka quotations. That was some funny shit.

Posted by: Mrs. Peel at July 22, 2022 02:42 PM (8548M)

142
Huntsville, sounds right, Polli.

Posted by: Soothsayer, the #1 most trusted name in news at July 22, 2022 02:42 PM (YLYCU)

143 I am emerging from my lurking-hole to say I'm sorry to hear of his passing. RIP.

Posted by: The Chap in the Deerstalker Cap at July 22, 2022 02:42 PM (KaIpx)

144 Isn't life strange
A turn of the page
Can read like before
Can we ask for more
Each day passes by...

Posted by: Notorious BFD at July 22, 2022 02:42 PM (Xrfse)

145 Ya figure Dave and Muse are sitting having a nice game of chess?

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at July 22, 2022 02:42 PM (Zz0t1)

146 I have no idea what the story is. Why he died. I do know that it was sudden and unexpected.

My doctor and I had a very long and enlightening discussion on Tuesday when I saw him about All Cause Mortality Rates. He told me that life insurance claims are up 40%.

Neither he nor I have gotten vaccinated, and we both agree that you couldn't make us get the vax without literally putting a gun to our head.

Again, I have no idea of the circumstances of Dave's death. But there is a lot of unexpected death going around. I look back at Tami and I can't help but wonder.

Posted by: Dave in Fla at July 22, 2022 02:42 PM (5p7BC)

147 I am sorry to hear about Dave's passing, may he rest in peace. Kind of miss the battle in the comments with the trolls... honest cloud was one I remember. I'm not a quick enough wit or typist to have engaged but enjoyed Daven and many of the other regulars here toying with trolls.

Posted by: tank at July 22, 2022 02:43 PM (RzUqr)

148 SLM. Snake Lives Matter!

https://bit.ly/3ztr6HX

Was there no social worker available?

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Now the Summer of Our Discontent at July 22, 2022 02:43 PM (FVME7)

149 His dad worked at Oak Ridge I think. Or maybe Huntsville? His stories about growing up around there were fascinating.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at July 22, 2022 02:41 PM (nC+QA)


Small world. I interned at Oak Ridge. Y-12. And I worked with a kid who had the pics to prove it - his old man really did sit for the team photo with Van Braun. His folks were a fixture around Oak Ridge back in the day, they had a walking club, before that was a thing.

Posted by: Sauce for the Goose at July 22, 2022 02:44 PM (ypSbF)

150
Rest In Peace, Dave.

Thanks for all the blog memories, write ups, patriotism and cheerleaders.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at July 22, 2022 02:44 PM (8GBH4)

151 It was Huntsville. His dad worked at Marshall.

Posted by: Mrs. Peel at July 22, 2022 02:44 PM (8548M)

152 Love the thought of the Final MoMe.

I love how the legacy lives on in blog jokes. I don't think I was ever here when Dave was posting, but loved the tribute.

Prayers up for him, his family and his pets.

Posted by: Iris at July 22, 2022 02:44 PM (foa6+)

153
Very nice Ace, thanks.

Could have used some more cruelty, though.

Posted by: Victor David Hanson at July 22, 2022 02:44 PM (j4U/Z)

154
Again, I have no idea of the circumstances of Dave's death. But there is a lot of unexpected death going around. I look back at Tami and I can't help but wonder.
Posted by: Dave in Fla

++

All kinds of really weird shit is happening to young people that makes no sense. I know 2 young people that just got lymphomic cancer.

And I used to be one of these people that sneered at the anti-vax position.

Posted by: Victory at July 22, 2022 02:44 PM (uMFis)

155 ...I think

Posted by: Mrs. Peel at July 22, 2022 02:45 PM (8548M)

156 So sorry to hear the news. The cheerleaders with elbows were classics. RIP and deepest condolences to his family.

Posted by: Moonbeam at July 22, 2022 02:45 PM (rbKZ6)

157 WAYNE ROOT: 33 Dead & Sick Friends Since Our Wedding Only 8 Months Ago. All 33 Vaxxed. A “Vaccine Death & Disease Cluster.”

https://tinyurl.com/mpnz86dm

Posted by: SMH at what's coming at July 22, 2022 02:45 PM (Iy8Rs)

158 Godspeed, Dave.

Hope Moses and Abby were there to greet you.

Posted by: Rotor - Swlf-Winding at July 22, 2022 02:45 PM (+q+vv)

159 I've spent my entire adult life and many thousands of dollars, trying to find those cheerleaders Dave posted pictures of every week. While I never was a footbag fan I am a funbag fan, and he inspired me, during my sobor moments when I could focus.

God bless Dave, his family, and his many friends.

Wait...is that too many commas?

Posted by: Hunter Biden, artiste at July 22, 2022 02:45 PM (wsJPE)

160 It takes a village of morons to have an AOSHQ. RIP DiT

Posted by: torabora at July 22, 2022 02:45 PM (Y274z)

161 I am very sadden to hear about the passing of Dave in Texas.

I used to follow him on Twitter (before my account got banned).

I know we need to maintain anonymity but can we know how old he was?

I hope he was very old and that he had a life full of love, joy and prosperity.

I pray that God gives Dave in Texas rest among His saints and that his memory be eternal.

Posted by: Ultra MAGA Venus at July 22, 2022 02:45 PM (YVBLw)

162 The good ones always get called up first. RIP.

Posted by: Max Power at July 22, 2022 02:46 PM (OwkR6)

163 Again, I have no idea of the circumstances of Dave's death. But there is a lot of unexpected death going around. I look back at Tami and I can't help but wonder.
Posted by: Dave in Fla


I'm not going to say clot shot, but clot shot.

Posted by: Giorgio Tsoukalos at July 22, 2022 02:46 PM (c8pZY)

164 >>> 157 WAYNE ROOT: 33 Dead & Sick Friends Since Our Wedding Only 8 Months Ago. All 33 Vaxxed. A “Vaccine Death & Disease Cluster.”

https://tinyurl.com/mpnz86dm
Posted by: SMH at what's coming at July 22, 2022 02:45 PM (Iy8Rs)

Disinformation!!!

Posted by: ewetub, farcespace, googlag, etc at July 22, 2022 02:46 PM (llON8)

165 *saddened

Posted by: Ultra MAGA Venus at July 22, 2022 02:46 PM (YVBLw)

166 Sorry to hear. He was the best. How'd he die?

Posted by: MikeN at July 22, 2022 02:47 PM (0a0ks)

167 Sorry to hear. He was the best. How'd he die?
Posted by: MikeN at July 22, 2022 02:47 PM (0a0ks)



Suddenly.

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at July 22, 2022 02:47 PM (Zz0t1)

168 Ace, I bet buzzion could find the Stuff Jefferson Said post. That guy is uncanny. Must have something to do with being able to see it from the Other Side.

Posted by: bluebell at July 22, 2022 02:47 PM (aeePL)

169 Dave was a boy in Alabama and then moved to Texas. He had "ties" to the "space race" of the 60's, somehow.

Dave knew Werner Von Braun, somehow. He really liked that old kraut.
Posted by: Soothsayer

*

Thanks for this. The next time we pass the Space and Rocket Center and leave a banana on Mrs. Baker's headstone, it will have RIP Dave in Texas and a black spade drawn on. rickl had the same a couple of years ago.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Norway only has EVs because the government has guns at July 22, 2022 02:47 PM (olvLH)

170 Rest in Peace, Dave in Texas.
We got it from here, good sir.

Posted by: Naqamel at July 22, 2022 02:47 PM (zSarP)

171 R.I.P. Dave in Texas.

Always a fun or interesting read.

Posted by: naturalfake at July 22, 2022 02:48 PM (5NkmN)

172 I'm not going to say clot shot, but clot shot.

That's why you have to push yourself, daily. Get strong enough to get past these kinds of things.

I work my liver. Excuse me, gotta' walk to the fridge.

Posted by: Sauce for the Goose at July 22, 2022 02:48 PM (ypSbF)

173 >>>168 Ace, I bet buzzion could find the Stuff Jefferson Said post. That guy is uncanny. Must have something to do with being able to see it from the Other Side.


haha!

Posted by: ace at July 22, 2022 02:48 PM (B3oWe)

174 I hate these posts. RIP Dave.

Posted by: Halfhand at July 22, 2022 02:48 PM (LKen+)

175 Damned sorry to hear this.

RIP, Dave in Texas.

Posted by: William F. "Buck" Dharma at July 22, 2022 02:48 PM (oedLL)

176 RIP, Dave in Texas. And very nicely done, Ace.

I confess that I never knew where the pointy-elbows thing originated since I'm not usually here on weekends. Sad way to learn.

Posted by: Zombie Robbo the Llama Butcher at July 22, 2022 02:49 PM (906pl)

177 Sorry to hear. He was the best. How'd he die?
Posted by: MikeN

Suddenly.
Posted by: Sponge

Then all at once.

Posted by: rickb223 at July 22, 2022 02:49 PM (c8pZY)

178 Sad to hear. I remember all those old cheerleader posts fondly, and the man had an epic sense of humor. God bless his family and friends. R.I.P. Dave. Say hi to Oregon Muse for us! Godspeed.

Posted by: Mr. Right at July 22, 2022 02:49 PM (Rewwz)

179 https://tinyurl.com/vtxhj4su
Posted by: Notsothoreau

Thanks for posting that Notsothoreau

Not very old at all.

Posted by: Ultra MAGA Venus at July 22, 2022 02:49 PM (YVBLw)

180 God bless you Dave in Texas, and may your family find comfort in His hands. I'm sure the Good Lord has a crap tree you can get your hands on up there, tucked away in a quiet little corner of the mansion that nobody goes to. Except they will now, to see your tree.

Posted by: Moki at July 22, 2022 02:50 PM (JrN/x)

181 Sorry to hear. He was the best. How'd he die?
Posted by: MikeN

Suddenly.
Posted by: Sponge

Then all at once.
Posted by: rickb223 at July 22, 2022 02:49 PM (c8pZY)


Its the whole assuming room temperature thing that gets ya'. Don't do that.

Posted by: Sauce for the Goose at July 22, 2022 02:50 PM (ypSbF)

182 Hey Buck. You probably missed it this morning, but there was a cluster of comments talking about your first album being the best of all time.

Posted by: Dave in Fla at July 22, 2022 02:51 PM (5p7BC)

183 I propose that the next moron sourced book (i.e. Deplorable Gourmet) shall be called: "Stuff Jefferson Said"

Posted by: sassy at July 22, 2022 02:51 PM (xSICi)

184 Bannon verdict is in. Release is imminent.

Posted by: Squid at July 22, 2022 02:51 PM (DtdXD)

185 What a nice send off!

Posted by: gourmand du jour, 59 degrees and foggy at July 22, 2022 02:51 PM (jTmQV)

186 God rest his soul.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at July 22, 2022 02:51 PM (ptqGC)

187 Ultimately Dave cornered him and it became clear that Proud Liberal Vet did not have the faintest idea what an M.O.S. is, which of course is impossible if you were ever in the military; you can't not know what job you have, or what code is assigned to your job. You have to repeat that number and write it on forms ten thousand times a year.
++++
Which is doubly funny because this is the internet and the troll could have looked it up and chosen a number! That he didn't really tells you the quality of trolls...
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!)


For thous shalt know the truth, and the truth shall make you a Moron, instead of a moron.

Blue Hen (0331)

Posted by: Blue Hen at July 22, 2022 02:51 PM (cY9wR)

188 God bless you Dave in Texas, and may your family find comfort in His hands. I'm sure the Good Lord has a crap tree you can get your hands on up there, tucked away in a quiet little corner of the mansion that nobody goes to. Except they will now, to see your tree.
Posted by: Moki at July 22, 2022 02:50 PM (JrN/x)
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And he and all our other dear departed Morons will gather around it and rejoice together.

Posted by: bluebell at July 22, 2022 02:51 PM (aeePL)

189 Very nice post, Ace. Thanks.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at July 22, 2022 02:52 PM (PrR4G)

190 I'm sure the Good Lord has a crap tree you can get your hands on up there, tucked away in a quiet little corner of the mansion that nobody goes to. Except they will now, to see your tree.

Posted by: Moki at July 22, 2022 02:50 PM (JrN/x)


That made me smile-cry.

Posted by: grammie winger at July 22, 2022 02:52 PM (45fpk)

191 He was really funny. Loved his trolling tolls. RIP.

Posted by: keena at July 22, 2022 02:52 PM (RiTnx)

192 https://tinyurl.com/2s3mvwyu

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at July 22, 2022 02:52 PM (8GBH4)

193 I don't recall a troll and an intelligent human being ever having an actual conversation. This must have happened before I start regulurking.

Posted by: N.L. Urker, there are chickens in my trench at July 22, 2022 02:52 PM (eGTCV)

194 Guilty both counts.

Posted by: Squid at July 22, 2022 02:52 PM (DtdXD)

195 Terrible news to hear. Rest in peace, old friend.

Memory Eternal.

Posted by: Herr Morhenholz at July 22, 2022 02:53 PM (ISx7r)

196 Holy moly, can you imagine an infinite crap tree in Heaven with Heaven powers?

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Norway only has EVs because the government has guns at July 22, 2022 02:53 PM (olvLH)

197 I think it was DiT who was colorblind. His posting on Twitter about being given the special glasses to see color as a present a couple of years ago made me tear up. His wonder at finding out what "green" actually looked like was contagious. His willingness to share his knowledge and experiences made him a treasure.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at July 22, 2022 02:53 PM (nC+QA)

198 He personally reached out to me back in the early nightmare days of Obamacare, because my husband was going through hell finding insurance he could afford for his company.

A true gentleman.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at July 22, 2022 02:53 PM (ptqGC)

199 This of course has triggered memories of other aos commentators/ co-bloggers from the 'old days' . Good times. It was the Wild West back then also which made for a different vibe but it worked .

Posted by: Anti doesn't matter at July 22, 2022 02:53 PM (epFyj)

200 And....I misspelled my own name.....

Posted by: Herr Morgenholz at July 22, 2022 02:53 PM (ISx7r)

201 Thank you Dave in Texas for all the laughs.

And my MOS was 1345. Marines love their numbers.

Posted by: NR Pax at July 22, 2022 02:53 PM (4olE8)

202 I propose that the next moron sourced book (i.e. Deplorable Gourmet) shall be called: "Stuff Jefferson Said"

Shit Jefferson Would Have Ate - Volume I

Posted by: Sauce for the Goose at July 22, 2022 02:54 PM (ypSbF)

203 >>>95 I am building a library to house my copy of "Stuff Jefferson Said". It will be the only tome in the building. Dave would have wanted it that way.

I think we should start a foundation to collect donations to build it. It should be an impressive but simple structure, with a dais in the center, and upon it, the single legendary tome, a shaft of light piercing the gloom through a skylight cut through the Irish bluestone roof to illuminate the book.

Perhaps a quartz lens can be mounted to focus the light on the specific quotation: "Freedom of speech is overrated, but not overly so."

Posted by: ace at July 22, 2022 02:54 PM (B3oWe)

204 The old guard is passing, DIT has assumed point.

Posted by: Gmac - WTF did you think was going to happen? at July 22, 2022 02:54 PM (qZdIZ)

205 First post - despite starting and ending my day reading the blog since 2006. I remember DiT's posts over the years well, loved the cheerleader elbow critiques and have stolen that joke on many occasions. RIP

Posted by: Landrover at July 22, 2022 02:54 PM (DztRr)

206 He personally reached out to me back in the early nightmare days of Obamacare, because my husband was going through hell finding insurance he could afford for his company.

*

Yeah, I was always impressed at him switching gears into serious-guy mode and talking to people that had questions right in the middle of a thread about boobs or guns or other normal stuff.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Norway only has EVs because the government has guns at July 22, 2022 02:54 PM (olvLH)

207 This is a great loss. Godspeed, Dave in Texas.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at July 22, 2022 02:55 PM (XVrJW)

208 I read this blog every day and rarely post. Dave on Texas always made me laugh. The cheerleader bit never got old. Rest in peace.

Posted by: GT at July 22, 2022 02:55 PM (WoaOV)

209 bluebell and grammie, y'all made me cry-smile!!!

Too many treasures lost this year. We need the Lord to slow down the gathering a bit.

Posted by: Moki at July 22, 2022 02:55 PM (JrN/x)

210 Stuff Jefferson Ate would be Hilarious.

Also How Jefferson Built his Shelves.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at July 22, 2022 02:56 PM (8GBH4)

211
Most of all I remember begging him to write a poem and me and Julie Banderas.

Gone too soon, brother.
Posted by: Paulitics


Heh.



Posted by: Soothsayer, the #1 most trusted name in news at July 22, 2022 02:56 PM (YLYCU)

212 Lots of old nics showing up. Good to see y'all.

Rest in peace, Dave.

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Trying to be Moar Funnier at July 22, 2022 02:56 PM (xPJvm)

213 First post - despite starting and ending my day reading the blog since 2006. I remember DiT's posts over the years well, loved the cheerleader elbow critiques and have stolen that joke on many occasions. RIP
Posted by: Landrover at July 22, 2022 02:54 PM (DztRr)
-------

Well, now that you've outed yourself you must stick around!

Posted by: bluebell at July 22, 2022 02:56 PM (aeePL)

214 Thank you so much for the links.
Crying and laughing with the Crap Tree

Posted by: barbarausa at July 22, 2022 02:34 PM (RY/x5)

I loved his crap tree.

Posted by: Comrade flounder, wrecker, hoarder, saboteur at July 22, 2022 02:56 PM (U3uv2)

215 Godspeed Dave in Texas.

Posted by: Scuba_Dude at July 22, 2022 02:56 PM (Oq/TM)

216 OK, friends, I am going offline to have a drink for Dave.

And also for all of you here. I am grateful to know you all.

Even you, Bob from the NSA.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at July 22, 2022 02:56 PM (AW0uW)

217
71H40, if it matters, which it doesn't, much.
See: Needs of the Service

Posted by: Mike Hammer, severely conservative Vet at July 22, 2022 02:56 PM (UVAEk)

218 The old guard is passing, DIT has assumed point.
Posted by: Gmac


Whoa! We ain't that old.

Posted by: rickb223 at July 22, 2022 02:56 PM (c8pZY)

219 I don't recall a troll and an intelligent human being ever having an actual conversation.

Posted by: N.L. Urker, there are chickens in my trench at July 22, 2022 02:52 PM (eGTCV)

And I took that, personally.

Posted by: ... at July 22, 2022 02:57 PM (520uo)

220 Good God, how is this happening? Is AOS being targeted?

Posted by: Tim at July 22, 2022 02:57 PM (HwU5r)

221 His twitter account's very sweet.

https://nitter.net/daveintexas

Posted by: m at July 22, 2022 02:57 PM (8rTNG)

222 Thanks, Ace.

Dave would have loved it.

Posted by: geoff at July 22, 2022 02:57 PM (9mTOS)

223 bluebell and grammie, y'all made me cry-smile!!!

Too many treasures lost this year. We need the Lord to slow down the gathering a bit.
Posted by: Moki at July 22, 2022 02:55 PM (JrN/x)

There have been so many times I've wanted to talk with Tami. I'm so sick of death and illness.


Posted by: Jane D'oh at July 22, 2022 02:57 PM (ptqGC)

224 As we did for Oregon Muse and others, should we toast to their memory this evening?

Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at July 22, 2022 02:58 PM (N39Ws)

225 Steve Bannon found guilty

Posted by: redridinghood at July 22, 2022 02:58 PM (NpAcC)

226 Jefferson's Dating & Sexy Times Advice For Morons. First two copies to tickled pink and Michael in Michigan

Posted by: NCKate at July 22, 2022 02:58 PM (2oJif)

227 Great tribute, Ace.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing (5pTK/) at July 22, 2022 02:35 PM (5pTK/)

Seconded.

Posted by: Comrade flounder, wrecker, hoarder, saboteur at July 22, 2022 02:58 PM (U3uv2)

228
I think we should start a foundation to collect donations to build it. It should be an impressive but simple structure, with a dais in the center, and upon it, the single legendary tome, a shaft of light piercing the gloom through a skylight cut through the Irish bluestone roof to illuminate the book.

Perhaps a quartz lens can be mounted to focus the light on the specific quotation: "Freedom of speech is overrated, but not overly so."

Posted by: ace


And then start the cult of acolytes: The Eternal Order of the Howling Beagle.

Posted by: Soothsayer, the #1 most trusted name in news at July 22, 2022 02:58 PM (YLYCU)

229 "Freedom of speech is overrated, but not overly so."

You could add a virtual plaque in marble with gold lettering to your mast head.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at July 22, 2022 02:58 PM (8GBH4)

230 Steve Bannon found guilty
Posted by: redridinghood at July 22, 2022 02:58 PM (NpAcC)

Filed under "No Shit".

Posted by: Warai-otoko at July 22, 2022 02:58 PM (6FeV1)

231 As we did for Oregon Muse and others, should we toast to their memory this evening?

You're already several behind. But it's not a race.

Posted by: Sauce for the Goose at July 22, 2022 02:58 PM (ypSbF)

232 Thanks, ace!

Posted by: m at July 22, 2022 02:59 PM (8rTNG)

233 Looks like the service is at a Baptist church, so, good songs.

Posted by: grammie winger at July 22, 2022 03:00 PM (45fpk)

234 Steve Bannon found guilty
Posted by: redridinghood at July 22, 2022 02:58 PM (NpAcC)


The first rule of show trials is don't participate. Honestly, I hoped Bannon was smarter than this. I was wrong.

Posted by: Sauce for the Goose at July 22, 2022 03:00 PM (ypSbF)

235 Steve Bannon found guilty
Posted by: redridinghood at July 22, 2022 02:58 PM (NpAcC)



He called no witnesses and rested without doing anything.

OF COURSE he was found guilty. Not that any other outcome was coming, regardless.

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at July 22, 2022 03:00 PM (Zz0t1)

236 Hey y'all- long time no see.

Dave loved my kids like they were his own, and was a tremendous sounding board for me about fatherhood and life in general. His family are absolutely FLOORED by how much love is pouring out from his online familly- and yeah, he regards the Moron Nation as family.

A better friend online and in real life would be tough indeed to find, and he was a true champion of this blog. He'd always remind me to hug my kids tight, as they were going to be old and out of the house before I realized it.

He loved y'all, too. Stay safe out there. It's good to see everyone, even if it is under sad times. I raise a glass to how he lived.

Hugs from here.

-tmi3rd

Posted by: tmi3rd at July 22, 2022 03:00 PM (sApcK)

237 Condolences to all of Dave’s family and friends.

Greatly admired and respected his work.

Loved the elbows.

Posted by: Just a big dummy at July 22, 2022 03:00 PM (U2W4Y)

238 Perhaps a quartz lens can be mounted to focus the light on the specific quotation: "Freedom of speech is overrated, but not overly so."

Posted by: ace at July 22, 2022 02:54 PM (B3oWe)

And then 500 years from now, some guy in a fedora and leather jacket will try and steal it...I know this story.

Posted by: Boswell at July 22, 2022 03:00 PM (+Cgut)

239 >>>Lastly, the best thing he ever did was to punch Andrew Sullivan right in the tits yelling America as he ran off laughing, I think he may also saved some orphans from a fire once, not Sullivan level awesomeness but I'm sure they appreciated it.

Dave in Texas convinced Meghan McCain that ice cream was a low calorie salad dressing. He also told Anthony Weiner to DM women on Twitter and say "Spit in my mouth" and no one would find out.

Posted by: ace at July 22, 2022 03:00 PM (B3oWe)

240 All in all, suddenly isn't a bad way to go.

Posted by: Skip at July 22, 2022 03:00 PM (2JoB8)

241 I think we should start a foundation to collect donations to build it. It should be an impressive but simple structure, with a dais in the center, and upon it, the single legendary tome, a shaft of light piercing the gloom through a skylight cut through the Irish bluestone roof to illuminate the book.

Perhaps a quartz lens can be mounted to focus the light on the specific quotation: "Freedom of speech is overrated, but not overly so."

Posted by: ace

You're our shelving engineer. If you design it, I'm sure there are Morons who can build it. What could go wrong?

Posted by: Jane D'oh at July 22, 2022 03:01 PM (ptqGC)

242 I haven't found the genesis post, but here are other posts - in order - about the "Stuff Jefferson Said" phenomenon. Reminder: do *not* post on old threads.

https://acecomments.mu.nu/?post=149552
https://acecomments.mu.nu/?post=150063
https://acecomments.mu.nu/?post=188497
https://acecomments.mu.nu/?post=295174

The most amazing thing? 10+ minutes to the first reply, and nobody shouted "FIRST"

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at July 22, 2022 03:02 PM (WWh8n)

243 Hugs from here.

-tmi3rd
Posted by: tmi3rd at July 22, 2022 03:00 PM (sApcK)
--------

Good to see you.

Posted by: bluebell at July 22, 2022 03:02 PM (aeePL)

244 OCIS @ 224-
I will toast tomorrow night when my weekend starts.

Posted by: Eromero at July 22, 2022 03:02 PM (gktX6)

245 Steve Bannon found guilty

*

GASP!

(surprised face)

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Norway only has EVs because the government has guns at July 22, 2022 03:02 PM (olvLH)

246 It was too sudden. His last tweets were Monday and he seemed A-1. Nothing on Tuesday at all, and he reportedly passed late that day or early Wednesday. Something fast but not that fast. Heart attack is my guess; it can present as a lot of things that bring you down a bit before it takes you out.

Posted by: Jeff Weimer at July 22, 2022 03:02 PM (4enNW)

247 Steve Bannon found guilty

Kangaroo courts will do that.

Posted by: Blanco Basura - moronhorde.com. Not insurgents, counterrevolutionaries. at July 22, 2022 03:03 PM (Bd6X8)

248 225 Steve Bannon found guilty

Posted by: redridinghood at July 22, 2022 02:58 PM (NpAcC

I guess they can put him in the same cell Eric Holder occupied for his contempt case...

Posted by: Liberty at July 22, 2022 03:03 PM (yjTJ6)

249 I've been on this site for along time. I remember when NFL football was cool.

Dave,

I really enjoyed reading your shit. I hope all of the cheerleaders in heaven have pointy elbows.

Of course there are cheerleaders in heaven!

Posted by: Lemmiwinks at July 22, 2022 03:03 PM (h1jJh)

250 >>>Lastly, the best thing he ever did was to punch Andrew Sullivan right in the tits yelling America as he ran off laughing, I think he may also saved some orphans from a fire once, not Sullivan level awesomeness but I'm sure they appreciated it.

Dave in Texas convinced Meghan McCain that ice cream was a low calorie salad dressing. He also told Anthony Weiner to DM women on Twitter and say "Spit in my mouth" and no one would find out.
Posted by: ace at July 22, 2022 03:00 PM (B3oWe

*DYING HERE*

Posted by: Jane D'oh at July 22, 2022 03:03 PM (ptqGC)

251 Well fuck. This certainly sucks. Nobody has listened to Ace telling us to stop dying.

Condolences to Dave's family, and prayers up for strength during this sad time. Rest in Peace Dave.

Posted by: clutch cargo - Now fortified with CPM-S90V at July 22, 2022 03:03 PM (zB/T/)

252 I remember the "stuff Jefferson said" meme that lived on as AoS fun things do but I missed the original DiT counter trolling that started it. I loved his military history threads, don't know if I posted on any of them as I had nothing to contribute but it was great to get the snapshot of history. RIP Dave.

Posted by: PaleRider is simply irredeemable at July 22, 2022 03:03 PM (3cGpq)

253 And then 500 years from now, some guy in a fedora and leather jacket will try and steal it...I know this story.
Posted by: Boswell at July 22, 2022 03:00 PM (+Cgut)
---
By that time, "Stuff Jefferson Said" may be the only book in the world that tells the truth about how the end of the world came about...

Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel at July 22, 2022 03:03 PM (K5n5d)

254 RIP, Dave

You were a bit part of why I started visiting this little corner of the internet back in 2008. You will be missed. Hopefully Heaven is more than a little like Texas

Posted by: In Exile at July 22, 2022 03:04 PM (g71+Y)

255 All in all, suddenly isn't a bad way to go.

*

I've thought a lot about it and I think that's how I hope it works out for me. I can at least leave my family something that way vs. it all disappearing to have me stick around for six more months.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Norway only has EVs because the government has guns at July 22, 2022 03:04 PM (olvLH)

256 WAYNE ROOT: 33 Dead & Sick Friends Since Our Wedding Only 8 Months Ago. All 33 Vaxxed. A “Vaccine Death & Disease Cluster.”

https://tinyurl.com/mpnz86dm

Posted by: SMH at what's coming at July 22, 2022 02:45 PM (Iy8Rs)

There are a lot of young, fit athletes dropping like flies or not waking up, the latest I saw was a 24 year old Hurricanes player who dropped dead on a run from a heart attack.

Before the adverse events information built to a critical mass, an extended family member lost his 50 year old, otherwise healthy brother to a heart attack.

I figure it is not long before we see the late night attorney ads for jab fatalities and injuries.

Posted by: Comrade flounder, wrecker, hoarder, saboteur at July 22, 2022 03:04 PM (U3uv2)

257 Looks like the service is at a Baptist church, so, good songs.

You, being in Wisconsin and privy to white couches and all, apparently enjoyed a better Baptist singer.

The Baptists I was forced to congregate with, kinda' hostage like so Mom and Dad could have some guilt free sexy time while I hung out with the grandparents, all sounded like a drunk, out of tune Oak Ridge Boys going through the entire catalogue.

It was Sunday Karaoke. Kinda' like big girls in stretch pants.

Posted by: Sauce for the Goose at July 22, 2022 03:04 PM (ypSbF)

258 RIP Dave !

Posted by: JT at July 22, 2022 03:04 PM (T4tVD)

259
The most amazing thing? 10+ minutes to the first reply, and nobody shouted "FIRST"
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at July 22, 2022 03:02 PM (WWh8n)



LOL.

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at July 22, 2022 03:04 PM (Zz0t1)

260 You're our shelving engineer. If you design it, I'm sure there are Morons who can build it. What could go wrong?

Posted by: Jane D'oh at July 22, 2022 03:01 PM (ptqGC)

That's what, 10 years old now? Ace was right when he said wouldn't let him forget it for a while.

Posted by: Jeff Weimer at July 22, 2022 03:05 PM (4enNW)

261 WAYNE ROOT: 33 Dead & Sick Friends Since Our Wedding Only 8 Months Ago. All 33 Vaxxed. A “Vaccine Death & Disease Cluster.”

https://tinyurl.com/mpnz86dm

Posted by: SMH
**

The part that's shocking is to find this sentence and read what it's referencing.

"These were all headlines in one day this week!"

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Norway only has EVs because the government has guns at July 22, 2022 03:05 PM (olvLH)

262 It was Sunday Karaoke. Kinda' like big girls in stretch pants.

Posted by: Sauce for the Goose at July 22, 2022 03:04 PM (ypSbF)


LOL

Posted by: grammie winger at July 22, 2022 03:05 PM (45fpk)

263 That's what, 10 years old now? Ace was right when he said wouldn't let him forget it for a while.
Posted by: Jeff Weimer

Next we'll be accused of reminding him when he banned himself.....wait.

Posted by: Blue Hen at July 22, 2022 03:06 PM (cY9wR)

264 Dayum -- First time I've seen photographic evidence of the camel fartclam.

Rest in Peace, Dave in Texas. You have been, and will be missed here.

Posted by: GnuBreed at July 22, 2022 03:06 PM (JOtiF)

265 I figure it is not long before we see the late night attorney ads for jab fatalities and injuries.
Posted by: Comrade flounder
___

That will never happen.

Not for this.

Posted by: SMH at what's coming at July 22, 2022 03:06 PM (Iy8Rs)

266 RIP Dave. Loved your patriotism and dry wit.

Posted by: sidney at July 22, 2022 03:06 PM (Uy/WF)

267 Looks like the service is at a Baptist church, so, good songs.

**

There might even be that red book with the shape notes. I betcha Dave liked shape note singing.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Norway only has EVs because the government has guns at July 22, 2022 03:06 PM (olvLH)

268 Well fuck. This certainly sucks. Nobody has listened to Ace telling us to stop dying.

I've been begging these SOBs to quit keeling over until I can make a MoMe for years, but at this rate it's gonna be me and Lazarus, and Lazarus will probably call out at the last minute, the sorry bastard.

Posted by: Brother Tim, actually a random opossum with a VPN at July 22, 2022 03:06 PM (OUMaO)

269 At the Texas MoMe he had a t-shirt with Che Guevara, red of course, that said :

"Communism killed 80 million people, and all I got was this lousy t-shirt "

I had to stop him and get a picture of it.

What a great Moron.

Dave you'll be missed.


I'm pretty sure that was me, unless he has the same shirt. Although I am Dave, and I am in Texas, I am not DaveinTexas. He was one of the giants upon whose shoulders I stand.

Posted by: Weirddave at July 22, 2022 03:07 PM (vehlZ)

270 MMMMMMM


GOBBLE, GOBBLE

MMMMM

BANNON FRIES

MMMMMMMM

Posted by: The Swamp at July 22, 2022 03:07 PM (us2H3)

271 Has anyone heard from Empire of Jeff?

Posted by: Blue Hen at July 22, 2022 03:07 PM (cY9wR)

272 Makes me sad. I remember the trolling of the Liberal war vet.

Posted by: dagny, first of her name at July 22, 2022 03:08 PM (HMTci)

273 Loved the elbow pics, always. Went back and re-read "Antartica Now", still too dam funny! RIP Dave in Texas. Thank you for the laughs over the years.

Posted by: Ganowicz Commie Exterminators, LTD. at July 22, 2022 03:08 PM (MtGJh)

274 I just plugged in "Free speech is overrated, but not overly so." into the Google machine. The only hit I got was AoSHQ.

I think we owe to Dave in Texas to rectify that somehow...

Let the memes commence!

Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel at July 22, 2022 03:08 PM (K5n5d)

275 Has anyone heard from Empire of Jeff?
Posted by: Blue Hen at July 22, 2022 03:07 PM (cY9wR)



That's been a while.

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at July 22, 2022 03:08 PM (Zz0t1)

276 Condolences to his Family and Friends.

Posted by: rd at July 22, 2022 03:08 PM (Z32m1)

277 Nice to see some old names reappear for this tribute. I have no idea what my original nic was here in whatever year it was that Charles of Johnson banned Ace.

Posted by: Not My Reel Name at July 22, 2022 03:08 PM (Irs8U)

278 DAVE:
I don't think you're really trying very hard. Did you look up Weehauken? I may have spelled it wrong.


l m a o

Posted by: quantum mechanic at July 22, 2022 03:09 PM (vcv8B)

279 I don’t remember being on the internet without Dave somewhere writing. I will miss him so very much

Posted by: ThunderBitch at July 22, 2022 03:09 PM (as3S9)

280 I don't spend a lot of time in the comments. Every year I read Dave's tacky Christmas tree story because it trips all the right switches: the true spirit of Christmas and the essential need in all men to rebel against the tyranny of our wives' good taste. To indulge the inner boy.

I'm so sad right now. And I didn't even know him. My deepest condolences to those who did.

God speed.

Posted by: SMFH at July 22, 2022 03:10 PM (CEh/e)

281 https://tinyurl.com/vtxhj4su
Posted by: Notsothoreau

Thanks for posting that Notsothoreau

Not very old at all.

Posted by: Ultra MAGA Venus at July 22, 2022 02:49 PM (YVBLw)

Yes, thank you.

ACE, here be Dave in Texas' memorial site.

Posted by: Comrade flounder, wrecker, hoarder, saboteur at July 22, 2022 03:10 PM (U3uv2)

282 whatever year it was that Charles of Johnson banned Ace.

Posted by: Not My Reel Name at July 22, 2022 03:08 PM (Irs8U)


2008?

Posted by: grammie winger at July 22, 2022 03:10 PM (45fpk)

283 There are a lot of young, fit athletes dropping like flies or not waking up, the latest I saw was a 24 year old Hurricanes player who dropped dead on a run from a heart attack.

Straight up - folks, this shot hits one group of people harder than any other. Those with extremely lean body mass, and high metabolism.

The same folks that never should have took it in the first place. The data is there. It's obvious. But it's a message that is not popular.

And taking any booster is a huge mistake. Huge.

Posted by: Sauce for the Goose at July 22, 2022 03:10 PM (ypSbF)

284 Posted by: Moron Robbie - Norway only has EVs because the government has guns at July 22, 2022 03:05 PM (olvLH)

On the last thread I posted Mark Steyn's one hour special : Victims of the Vax. These are all from the UK.
They are survivors of loved ones who succumbed to jab injuries, also those who are crippled from the jab.

They continually are abused on social media when they tell their stories.

Posted by: kallisto at July 22, 2022 03:11 PM (dCxaZ)

285 Ace, is this the debate you were looking for?

https://tinyurl.com/cj8fudkf

Ace himself weighed in, too:

https://tinyurl.com/338p78wk

Posted by: Huck Follywood at July 22, 2022 03:11 PM (rpu08)

286 >>>Nice to see some old names reappear for this tribute. I have no idea what my original nic was here in whatever year it was that Charles of Johnson banned Ace.

that was a different ace. I never posted at his site. I never read his site, except during the rathergate thing.

Posted by: ace at July 22, 2022 03:12 PM (B3oWe)

287 I'm another annual reader of The Crap Tree. The first time I read that I was laughing so hard with tears streaming down my face. Yeah, Im a colored lights (and sometimes flashing) kinda guy.

Posted by: InCali at July 22, 2022 03:12 PM (jZOLv)

288 Loved his agile mind since 2006. Will miss him terribly.

Posted by: kevlarchick at July 22, 2022 03:13 PM (3sPum)

289 This past Christmas was the first year we didn't put up the Crap Tree post at Innocent Bystanders (aka "The Splitters"). I usually put it up and link it in the sidebar here. But I was swamped and didn't do much blogging that month, so I didn't get to it.

Didn't expect to regret it this much.

Posted by: geoff at July 22, 2022 03:13 PM (9mTOS)

290 Yeah, Im a colored lights (and sometimes flashing) kinda guy.

I have a string of those I hang on the awning every time we go out in the RV.

Why yes, I do keep a step stool in the glorified trailer, just to make the task easier. Why do you ask ?

Posted by: Sauce for the Goose at July 22, 2022 03:14 PM (ypSbF)

291 Arroyo

a steep-sided gully formed by the action of fast-flowing water in an arid or semi-arid region, found chiefly in the southwestern US.

Go with God, man.
Posted by: Aetius
-------

AOP has schooled me on the definition of 'coulee'. My impression is that a coulee is necessarily dry. Uncertain about arroyos and gulches. 'Dry-gulch' is a verb in usage...interesting...kinda, as it implies that one could be wet-gulched.

Posted by: Mike Hammer etc., etc. at July 22, 2022 03:14 PM (cBSFw)

292 A very nice tribute, Ace. May Dave In Texas Rest In Peace.

Sincere condolences to all loving family and friends.

Posted by: Lola at July 22, 2022 03:14 PM (NIYa7)

293 Posted by: tmi3rd at July 22, 2022 03:00 PM (sApcK)

Good to see you around, stranger. Thanks for the info.

Posted by: ... at July 22, 2022 03:14 PM (p4PNI)

294 Huck Follywood,

YES! thank you.

And thanks Joe Mannix.

I'll have to do a post on that.

Posted by: ace at July 22, 2022 03:14 PM (B3oWe)

295 Oh no! RIP, dear Dave in Texas. May the Lord comfort his family and loved ones.

Posted by: chique l'African ViQueen of Greenland, the Merciless, open to talks with the Great MAGA King at July 22, 2022 03:14 PM (rF64X)

296 whatever year it was that Charles of Johnson banned Ace.

Posted by: Not My Reel Name at July 22, 2022 03:08 PM (Irs8U)


2008?
Posted by: grammie winger

Wow.

Remember when some of us frequented LGF and Hot Air? We used to summon the hoard when someone spotted one of OUR trolls on Hot Air, and Morons charged into the fray. And we actually used the Drudge Report? And before Patterico went batshit?

Posted by: Blue Hen at July 22, 2022 03:14 PM (cY9wR)

297 Wow, we're hearing from some folks who have been absent from here for a while. Good to see y'all.

Posted by: Notorious BFD at July 22, 2022 03:14 PM (Xrfse)

298 As a part of the ever shrinking 29 crowd here at the HQ, I'm not liking this trend.

Lovely job Ace.

My condolences to Dave's family.

We are better for having known you, even if it was only through your writing. Rest in Peace, Dave.

Posted by: Darth Randall at July 22, 2022 03:14 PM (zL564)

299 RIP Dave in Texas.

Posted by: Democrats: Raping The Children We Cannot Kill Since 1973! at July 22, 2022 03:15 PM (jV+aN)

300 that was a different ace.

Posted by: ace at July 22, 2022 03:12 PM (B3oWe)

I bet you say that to all the girls.

Posted by: ... at July 22, 2022 03:15 PM (p4PNI)

301 231 As we did for Oregon Muse and others, should we toast to their memory this evening?


I've been wondering if I should take my regular trip to the pub. Now the decision has been made but I'll tell myself I'm going to buy groceries.

Posted by: N.L. Urker, there are chickens in my trench at July 22, 2022 03:15 PM (eGTCV)

302 that was a different ace. I never posted at his site. I never read his site, except during the rathergate thing.
Posted by: ace at July 22, 2022 03:12 PM (B3oWe)



The original ace is retired in Patagonia.

Posted by: toby928 at July 22, 2022 03:15 PM (yQpMk)

303 Condolences for Dave in Texas, you will be missed

Posted by: steevy at July 22, 2022 03:15 PM (NMHe5)

304 No commenting on a post older than 14 days? Hell, if you comment on a post after a nood, nobody will see it.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at July 22, 2022 03:16 PM (KNJGg)

305 Remember when some of us frequented LGF and Hot Air? We used to summon the hoard when someone spotted one of OUR trolls on Hot Air, and Morons charged into the fray. And we actually used the Drudge Report? And before Patterico went batshit?

Oh, yes! I was there...That is why this site means so much to me.

Posted by: goddessoftheclassroom at July 22, 2022 03:16 PM (REJkJ)

306 went back and re-read "Antartica Now", still too dam funny! RIP Dave in Texas. Thank you for the laughs over the years.
Posted by: Ganowicz Commie Exterminators, LTD. at July 22, 2022 03:08 PM (MtGJh)

The funny part of that is - you really can get stationed out in Antartica, but not the Army, the Navy...helicopter squadron stationed 6 mos out of the year in Christ Church, NZ (VXE-6) six months on the ice...its voluntary, mostly. I know, I almost volunteered - its a long story.

Posted by: Boswell at July 22, 2022 03:16 PM (+Cgut)

307 I will raise a glass of sessionable beer to DiT.

Posted by: N.L. Urker, there are chickens in my trench at July 22, 2022 03:16 PM (eGTCV)

308 that was a different ace. I never posted at his site. I never read his site, except during the rathergate thing.
Posted by: ace at July 22, 2022 03:12 PM (B3oWe)


Somebody is just reciting their excuse when they got caught rummaging through Rubio's trash.

Posted by: Sauce for the Goose at July 22, 2022 03:17 PM (ypSbF)

309 Remember when some of us frequented LGF and Hot Air? We used to summon the hoard when someone spotted one of OUR trolls on Hot Air, and Morons charged into the fray. And we actually used the Drudge Report? And before Patterico went batshit?
Posted by: Blue Hen at July 22, 2022 03:14 PM (cY9wR)
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I find it interesting that of all the blogs that I used to read, THIS one is the one that I still go to for news and information.

LGF and Hot Air are both dead to me...(though I did once get something featured at LGF, which was kind of neat at the time).

Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel at July 22, 2022 03:17 PM (K5n5d)

310 A very nice, and thoughtful, eulogy, Ace, if I may call it that.

It's a pity that most of us do not leave many of our thoughts on paper. Dave has left us a wealth.

Posted by: Mike Hammer etc., etc. at July 22, 2022 03:17 PM (8On0t)

311 And we actually used the Drudge Report? And before Patterico went batshit?

Posted by: Blue Hen at July 22, 2022 03:14 PM (cY9wR)


We were but children.

Posted by: grammie winger at July 22, 2022 03:17 PM (45fpk)

312 Posted by: Jeff Weimer at July 22, 2022 03:05 PM (4enNW)

Another one I haven't seen around much of late. Good to see you too, Weimer.

Posted by: ... at July 22, 2022 03:18 PM (p4PNI)

313 Is this Ace the Ace what gets to ride off with Princess Buttercup?

Posted by: N.L. Urker, there are chickens in my trench at July 22, 2022 03:18 PM (eGTCV)

314

I wandered over here in 2007 from Little Green Fuckballs.

Dave's elbow posts and witty repartee we're always a treat.

Posted by: My Pimp Shot My Dealer at July 22, 2022 03:18 PM (oJ5/y)

315
LGF and Hot Air are both dead to me...(though I did once get something featured at LGF, which was kind of neat at the time).
Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel at July 22, 2022 03:17 PM (K5n5d)



I saw a headline where they announced the passing of Charles Johnson. I thought, meh....I guess the seat post finally got the best of him.

But then I saw it was the former NFL receiver.....

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at July 22, 2022 03:18 PM (Zz0t1)

316 It's a pity that most of us do not leave many of our thoughts on paper.

It's a shame I can leave all mine on a Post It note.

Posted by: Sauce for the Goose at July 22, 2022 03:18 PM (ypSbF)

317 Wow, we're hearing from some folks who have been absent from here for a while. Good to see y'all.
Posted by: Notorious BFD at July 22, 2022 03:14 PM (Xrfse)

Maybe we can get the comments to be funny again. 😀

Posted by: Anti doesn't matter at July 22, 2022 03:19 PM (epFyj)

318 Happy Trials to Dave in Texas.

Posted by: Roland THTG at July 22, 2022 03:19 PM (j40lz)

319 I saw a headline where they announced the passing of Charles Johnson. I thought, meh....I guess the seat post finally got the best of him.

But then I saw it was the former NFL receiver.....
Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden

The memes, tropes and gags...they are all cascading back.

Posted by: Blue Hen at July 22, 2022 03:19 PM (cY9wR)

320 I haven't been here but a couple of years, and mostly a lurker, as I have the response time of George Costanza in his famous jerkstore episode. DaveinTexas sounds like he was an epic character and a man among men. RIP.

"Penguins don't surf!"
"Someday this blog will end..."

Thomas Jefferson

<am I doing this right?!?

Posted by: Skeptical Schnauzer at July 22, 2022 03:20 PM (h+7ej)

321 Guess many old friends still lurking.

Posted by: Skip at July 22, 2022 03:20 PM (2JoB8)

322 Happy Trials to Dave in Texas.
Posted by: Roland THTG at July 22, 2022 03:19 PM (j40l

Autocorrect can be funny

Posted by: Anti doesn't matter at July 22, 2022 03:20 PM (epFyj)

323 I consider myself blessed that I was never at LGF or Hot Air.

This blog is the only one I've ever been a part of.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at July 22, 2022 03:20 PM (ptqGC)

324 Just rounding up comments, but here's Dave collecting commenters writing proposed headlines for a woman's magazine, if it were written by (straight) men.
++++
That is solid gold. Especially this one:
Dishwasher Loading Strategies: 'Just in Time' vs. 'Maximal Capacity', an analysis.
by BumperStickerist


Every. Damn. Time. My mother is JIT loader and I am a Capacity loader. Whenever I am at her house, I have to partially unload the dishwasher so everything will fit. This one cuts deep.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at July 22, 2022 03:20 PM (WWh8n)

325 316 It's a pity that most of us do not leave many of our thoughts on paper.

It's a shame I can leave all mine on a Post It note.
Posted by: Sauce for the Goose at July 22, 2022 03:18 PM (ypSbF)

I put all my deep thoughts into daily journals that no one will ever read.

Posted by: N.L. Urker, there are chickens in my trench at July 22, 2022 03:20 PM (eGTCV)

326 Obligatory:

https://youtu.be/uGvp5EZjsbc

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at July 22, 2022 03:20 PM (Zz0t1)

327 t's a pity that most of us do not leave many of our thoughts on paper.

It's a shame I can leave all mine on a Post It note.
Posted by: Sauce for the Goose

Don't feel bad. Half my time here is trying and failing to explain Delaware politics, and the rest explaining that I'm a guy.

Posted by: Blue Hen at July 22, 2022 03:21 PM (cY9wR)

328 Happy Trials to Dave in Texas.
Posted by: Roland THTG at July 22, 2022 03:19 PM (j40l

Autocorrect can be funny
Posted by: Anti doesn't matter at July 22, 2022 03:20 PM (epFyj)



He donated his body to science.

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at July 22, 2022 03:21 PM (Zz0t1)

329 Remember when some of us frequented LGF and Hot Air? We used to summon the hoard when someone spotted one of OUR trolls on Hot Air, and Morons charged into the fray. And we actually used the Drudge Report? And before Patterico went batshit?
Posted by: Blue Hen

Why am I having flashbacks?

Posted by: Infidel at July 22, 2022 03:22 PM (mn1Pi)

330 It may be that, part of the reason folks don't want to work, is because they know of people dying and they are starting to get the notion they won't live forever. Most of what I see is people taking time off for family.

Posted by: Notsothoreau - move forward at July 22, 2022 03:22 PM (5HBd1)

331 Remember when some of us frequented LGF and Hot Air? We used to summon the hoard when someone spotted one of OUR trolls on Hot Air, and Morons charged into the fray. And we actually used the Drudge Report? And before Patterico went batshit?

I stopped reading Hot Air regularly after Michelle Malkin sold it. I still remember some Internet dustup where liberal trolls kept posting hawt bikini pictures of Malkin thinking it would cause all of us severe Christians to hate her.

Posted by: Ian S. at July 22, 2022 03:22 PM (ZGrMX)

332 To be honest my handwriting is so bad no one can read my journaled thoughts.

Posted by: N.L. Urker, there are chickens in my trench at July 22, 2022 03:22 PM (eGTCV)

333 He donated his body to science.

I laughed out loud and startled my cat.

Posted by: goddessoftheclassroom at July 22, 2022 03:22 PM (REJkJ)

334 I brought Charles of Johnson a couple million hits and a write up in the nyt which linked back to my find. I think I still have one unbanned sock account back there. Lol - near the end that dumb fvck left registration on one night and I went to town.

Posted by: Not My Reel Name at July 22, 2022 03:23 PM (Irs8U)

335 I consider myself blessed that I was never at LGF or Hot Air.

This blog is the only one I've ever been a part of.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at July 22, 2022 03:20 PM (ptqGC)

Same here. I forget which post I originally came to read and from where it was linked (probably blackfive), but I have been LMAO ever since. And Dave in Texas was a bigger part of that than I ever knew.

Posted by: Comrade flounder, wrecker, hoarder, saboteur at July 22, 2022 03:23 PM (U3uv2)

336 Every. Damn. Time. My mother is JIT loader and I am a Capacity loader. Whenever I am at her house, I have to partially unload the dishwasher so everything will fit. This one cuts deep.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at July 22, 2022 03:20 PM (WWh8n)
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Oh no. I do the same thing you do. Does this mean I'm transitioning, or are you? Eek.

Posted by: bluebell at July 22, 2022 03:23 PM (aeePL)

337 Every man dies. Not every man truly Morons.

Posted by: Stuff William Wallace said at July 22, 2022 03:23 PM (JCZqz)

338 I hope DiT's family knows how much joy and laughter his Crap Tree write up brought to many.

Posted by: InCali at July 22, 2022 03:23 PM (jZOLv)

339 Every. Damn. Time. My mother is JIT loader and I am a Capacity loader. Whenever I am at her house, I have to partially unload the dishwasher so everything will fit. This one cuts deep.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at July 22, 2022 03:20 PM (WWh8n)

BTDT with the wife, but I do JIT, too, on occasion.

Posted by: Comrade flounder, wrecker, hoarder, saboteur at July 22, 2022 03:24 PM (U3uv2)

340

RIP Dave. Enjoy that eternal Christmas tree.

Posted by: The Return of In Vino Veritits at July 22, 2022 03:24 PM (0uOsj)

341
Every. Damn. Time. My mother is JIT loader and I am a Capacity loader. Whenever I am at her house, I have to partially unload the dishwasher so everything will fit. This one cuts deep.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at July 22, 2022 03:20 PM (WWh8n)



Got a replacement dishwasher installed finally, yesterday. The wife loaded it and gave it the trial run while I was out doing the volunteer marching band stuff....She pulled the bottom drawer out and it didn't act right, so I suggested getting the drawer from the old one and using it. She did, then started swapping from one drawer to the other.

"Why don't you just put them up instead of reloading with clean dishes, then putting them away later?"

"Just because things aren't done YOUR way, doesn't make them WRONG!"

LULZ.

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at July 22, 2022 03:24 PM (Zz0t1)

342 I stopped reading Hot Air regularly after Michelle Malkin sold it.
Posted by: Ian S.

Same. And dumbasspundit started fucking with the comments. Some of us were getting banned or comments deleted.

Then we watched his numbers drop, and laughed...Cause we're sensitive like that.

Posted by: Blue Hen at July 22, 2022 03:25 PM (cY9wR)

343 Posted by: The Return of In Vino Veritits at July 22, 2022 03:24 PM (0uOsj)
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Good grief! I've been wondering about you! How the heck are you?

Posted by: bluebell at July 22, 2022 03:25 PM (aeePL)

344 331
I stopped reading Hot Air regularly after Michelle Malkin sold it. I still remember some Internet dustup where liberal trolls kept posting hawt bikini pictures of Malkin thinking it would cause all of us severe Christians to hate her.
Posted by: Ian S. at July 22, 2022 03:22 PM

You know the rule. Link, pics, etc

Posted by: AoS drunk, self-appointed editor at July 22, 2022 03:25 PM (JCZqz)

345 I imagine Dave in Texas enjoying a heavenly brisket. Although that may be simply a Texan stereotype.

Posted by: N.L. Urker, there are chickens in my trench at July 22, 2022 03:25 PM (eGTCV)

346 Oh no. I do the same thing you do. Does this mean I'm transitioning, or are you? Eek.
Posted by: bluebell


Don't worry. My finacee is a capacity loader. I let her do her thing. I'm not sure the breakdown is particularly along gender lines.

Posted by: quantum mechanic at July 22, 2022 03:26 PM (vcv8B)

347 Whilst searching for info on a computer game called "Harpoon" many, many years ago I was directed to a smart military blog and plopped into Antarctica Now. It was... unnerving.

Posted by: Martini Farmer at July 22, 2022 03:26 PM (BFigT)

348 Did the LGF thing for quite a while, until it imploded bigly. Made some good friends there, including at a couple of meetups. I often wonder if some of those peeps are posting here. This is a great place. Thanks, ace.

Posted by: Notorious BFD at July 22, 2022 03:26 PM (Xrfse)

349 Every man dies. Not every man truly Morons.
Posted by: Stuff William Wallace said


There may come a day when a post is not hijacked by Morons..but today is NOT that day!!

Posted by: Stuff Aragorn should have said at July 22, 2022 03:26 PM (cY9wR)

350 Posted by: The Return of In Vino Veritits at July 22, 2022 03:24 PM (0uOsj)
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Good grief! I've been wondering about you! How the heck are you?
Posted by: bluebell at July 22, 2022 03:25 PM (aeePL)


I'll wager he or she is honest. And drunk.

Posted by: Sauce for the Goose at July 22, 2022 03:27 PM (ypSbF)

351

Hello Bluebell, my shivvy friend! Doing much better now. Thanks for asking.

Anyone heard from Peaches?

Posted by: The Return of In Vino Veritits at July 22, 2022 03:27 PM (0uOsj)

352 Don't feel bad. Half my time here is trying and failing to explain Delaware politics, and the rest explaining that I'm a guy.

Posted by: Blue Hen at July 22, 2022 03:21 PM (cY9wR)

LOL you were one of the few readers of my blog way back when if that's worth anything.

Posted by: ... at July 22, 2022 03:27 PM (p4PNI)

353 Never posted at hot gas, but enjoyed Malkin. when she sold, never looked again.

Posted by: Infidel at July 22, 2022 03:28 PM (mn1Pi)

354 I was a strict LGF lurker. I'm a little less lurkery here.

Posted by: N.L. Urker, there are chickens in my trench at July 22, 2022 03:28 PM (eGTCV)

355 329 Or Purple Avenger or the Political Hat

Posted by: DAvE at July 22, 2022 03:28 PM (twxj3)

356 Never posted at hot gas, but enjoyed Malkin.

Michelle Malkin was kinda' like Shenia Twain for me. I never scrolled past her on TV, and never missed the mute button.

Posted by: Sauce for the Goose at July 22, 2022 03:29 PM (ypSbF)

357 Prayers up for his family. RIP, Sir.

Posted by: Charlotte the sailor at July 22, 2022 03:29 PM (48/xJ)

358 I think it's time to buy some groceries.

Posted by: N.L. Urker, there are chickens in my trench at July 22, 2022 03:29 PM (eGTCV)

359 consider myself blessed that I was never at LGF or Hot Air.

This blog is the only one I've ever been a part of.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at July 22, 2022 03:20 PM (ptqGC)

Same here. I forget which post I originally came to read and from where it was linked (probably blackfive), but I have been LMAO ever since. And Dave in Texas was a bigger part of that than I ever knew.
Posted by: Comrade flounder, wrecker, hoarder, saboteur at July 22, 2022 03:23 PM (U3uv2)
*******
Hot Air use to be fun. The only time LGF was fun was when Charles Johnson was being mocked.
His ego would not allow it though and you would be banned.

Posted by: redridinghood at July 22, 2022 03:29 PM (NpAcC)

360
Seeing "Jack M" in the old posts is a blast from the past.

Posted by: Soothsayer, the #1 most trusted name in news at July 22, 2022 03:29 PM (YLYCU)

361 I was a strict LGF lurker. I'm a little less lurkery here.
Posted by: N.L. Urker, there are chickens in my trench at July 22, 2022 03:28 PM (eGTCV)



I posted there quite a bit way back when he was up on the War on Terror and jihadism.

I also remember someone doing the whole Johnson/Sharmuta superhero comic type stuff.

I remember it being high comedy.

Posted by: Sponge - RIP Dave in Texas at July 22, 2022 03:29 PM (Zz0t1)

362 I stopped lurking at LGF when he started bashing Christians.

Posted by: N.L. Urker, there are chickens in my trench at July 22, 2022 03:30 PM (eGTCV)

363 It's a shame I can leave all mine on a Post It note.
Posted by: Sauce for the Goose
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Mine will be a compilation of grocery lists.

Posted by: Mike Hammer etc., etc. at July 22, 2022 03:30 PM (cBSFw)

364 New thread from Ace re: Jan 6. NOOD
And another lurker says RIP to Dave In Texas.

Posted by: gdgm+ at July 22, 2022 03:30 PM (mucm9)

365 Hello Bluebell, my shivvy friend! Doing much better now. Thanks for asking.

Anyone heard from Peaches?
Posted by: The Return of In Vino Veritits at July 22, 2022 03:27 PM (0uOsj)
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I'm very glad you're doing better, although I confess I didn't know anything was wrong. I hope things stay good for you and yours.

Peaches drops in here every great once in a while, and if I don't see her for months, I'll email her. She's just fine last I heard.

Posted by: bluebell at July 22, 2022 03:31 PM (aeePL)

366 I imagine Dave in Texas enjoying a heavenly brisket. Although that may be simply a Texan stereotype.
Posted by: N.L. Urker, there are chickens in my trench at July 22, 2022 03:25 PM (eGTCV)

He's Texan. He'll just call it "regular brisket"

Posted by: Warai-otoko at July 22, 2022 03:31 PM (6FeV1)

367 I stopped lurking at LGF when he started bashing Christians.
Posted by: N.L. Urker, there are chickens in my trench at July 22, 2022 03:30 PM (eGTCV)



Bicycle seat post anal will do that to a guy, I guess.

Posted by: Sponge - RIP Dave in Texas at July 22, 2022 03:31 PM (Zz0t1)

368 Rest in peace DiT. All those years I will remember. Truly a man to be admired.

Posted by: Bosk at July 22, 2022 03:31 PM (yh68b)

369 I don’t remember being on the internet without Dave somewhere writing. I will miss him so very much

Posted by: ThunderBitch at July 22, 2022 03:09 PM (as3S9)

Same. He was part of the bedrock of my internet experience. I'm honestly somewhat shaken by this, even though we never met.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at July 22, 2022 03:32 PM (nC+QA)

370 Gotta come out of lurking to say RIP. I just assume everyone on here is permanent.

Sympathies to his family and friends.

Posted by: Grandmalcaesar at July 22, 2022 03:32 PM (VsVdw)

371 I find it very odd that if one google image searches "Michelle Malkin bikini" it goes straight to hardcore porn fakes but conversely if one searches for "aoc bikini" one gets nothing but fully-dressed pics
Very odd indeed...

Posted by: MAx at July 22, 2022 03:33 PM (twxj3)

372 Bravo Ace.
I'm sitting here laughing and crying all at the same time thank you.

Posted by: d (@teamwarmsocks) at July 22, 2022 03:33 PM (3galy)

373 I stopped lurking at LGF when he started bashing Christians.
Posted by: N.L. Urker,

Some of us have seen this happen repeatedly, with LGF, dumbasspundit, patterico, some of the cob-loggers here.

Things devolved and the resulting friction caused issues. We used to make fun of some of the dumber things on Hot Air, or try to actually debate stuff. Some just went down to a dark place.

Sad, but part of human nature.

Dave in Texas was the better part of human nature.

Posted by: Blue Hen at July 22, 2022 03:34 PM (cY9wR)

374 "Penguins don't surf!"

--------

"I love the smell of cold balm in the morning ..."

Posted by: ShainS -- Welcome to the boneyard, it gets worse here every day at July 22, 2022 03:35 PM (34P9n)

375 Nood...

Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel at July 22, 2022 03:35 PM (K5n5d)

376 Gonna miss ya, Dave.

Posted by: Pork Chops & Bacons at July 22, 2022 03:36 PM (Qhnrt)

377 find it very odd that if one google image searches "Michelle Malkin bikini" it goes straight to hardcore porn fakes but conversely if one searches for "aoc bikini" one gets nothing but fully-dressed pics
Very odd indeed...

**

It's the algorithms and shut up because it's just how computers work.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Norway only has EVs because the government has guns at July 22, 2022 03:37 PM (olvLH)

378 I put all my deep thoughts into daily journals that no one will ever read.
Posted by: N.L. Urker
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It should be saved for the Book Thread, but I've just started P.D.James (fragment) of autobiography, 'Time To Be In Earnest'. She candidly undertakes to write in novel-esque style a one-year diary. So far, it is very interesting. It quickly becomes evident that daily events are inescapably tied to all that has gone before.

Posted by: Mike Hammer etc., etc. at July 22, 2022 03:37 PM (E5ADw)

379 Dave-in-Texas was a bit before my time. It looks like I missed a lot. Maybe we will all get together some day in the Great MoMe in the sky.

Posted by: Theodore at July 22, 2022 03:38 PM (GJnvT)

380 find it very odd that if one google image searches "Michelle Malkin bikini" it goes straight to hardcore porn fakes but conversely if one searches for "aoc bikini" one gets nothing but fully-dressed pics
Very odd indeed...
------

Even AI becomes confused when considering AOC.

Posted by: Mike Hammer etc., etc. at July 22, 2022 03:39 PM (aex1q)

381 The M.O.S. part is great, because that's exactly what I would do pre-internet, when someone who obviously was not in Vietnam would claim to be a Vietnam vet.

You'll be missed Dave.

Posted by: AshevilleRobert at July 22, 2022 03:39 PM (fv27Y)

382 You don't know what you got until it's gone

Posted by: Skip at July 22, 2022 03:39 PM (2JoB8)

383 Ah well my MOS was 11 Hotel--making big bangs with an obsolete 106 mm recoilless rifle.

But lets talk Dave in Texas and pointy elbows. An elbow can be a thing of beauty. We had assigned seating in my 1L year in law school. For an entire year I sat directly behind one young lady. Let's say that Mother Nature was not kind to her when they passed out the good looks buttons. I had to look over the top of her (the class room had raised tiers of seats) for a solid year. Since I am not terribly judgmental where feminine beauty is concerned, and I had to look at her a long time, I tried to find one good feature. I concluded that the best thing about her was her elbows. They weren't pointy. In fact they were kinda nice.

RIP Dave in Texas

Posted by: GlendaleGreybeard at July 22, 2022 03:40 PM (K57hO)

384 He was a good one.

Posted by: m at July 22, 2022 03:40 PM (8rTNG)

385 Condolences to Dave’s family, Ace, the COBs, and all the commenters who knew him.

Posted by: rexharrisonshat at July 22, 2022 03:41 PM (p8+vV)

386 Eternal rest grant unto him, O Lord, And let perpetual light shine upon both Dave and the elbows. May they rest in peace. Amen.

Posted by: Justin Castreau at July 22, 2022 03:41 PM (ZW1rs)

387 I find it very odd that if one google image searches "Michelle Malkin bikini" it goes straight to hardcore porn fakes but conversely if one searches for "aoc bikini" one gets nothing but fully-dressed pics
Very odd indeed...

Posted by: MAx at July 22, 2022 03:33 PM (twxj3)

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I shudder to think what happens when you search for "Stacy Abrams bikini" ... hopefully just pictures of some atoll and not some giant asshole.

Posted by: ShainS -- Welcome to the boneyard, it gets worse here every day at July 22, 2022 03:42 PM (KWFaX)

388 Damn.

May his Family and Friends find Strength and be Comforted.

Posted by: Adriane the Critic at July 22, 2022 03:44 PM (jonTH)

389 I bet you say that to all the girls.
Posted by: ... at July 22, 2022 03:15 PM (p4PNI)

Why would ace say that to all the girls when ace is a girl? Unless ace is a lesbian.

I suppose that could be possible.

Posted by: Somewhere South of I-80 at July 22, 2022 03:44 PM (1DgE4)

390 Posted by: AshevilleRobert at July 22, 2022 03:39 PM (fv27Y)

How are you doing? Was just wondering recently how, really *if*, you were doing after cancer treatment.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at July 22, 2022 03:46 PM (nC+QA)

391 Fun reading some of those old posts back when I was a lurker and seeing some of those names. I think DaveInTexas would appreciate that.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at July 22, 2022 03:46 PM (8GBH4)

392 Only met Dave once, but always remembered him fondly. RIP.

Posted by: JWF at July 22, 2022 03:49 PM (f/aLu)

393 Dave-in-Texas was a bit before my time. It looks like I missed a lot. Maybe we will all get together some day in the Great MoMe in the sky.

Posted by: Theodore at July 22, 2022 03:38 PM (GJnvT)

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See me @ #123.

Posted by: ShainS -- Welcome to the boneyard, it gets worse here every day at July 22, 2022 03:50 PM (rNG1c)

394 Posted by: AndrewsDad at July 22, 2022 02:22 PM (daFde)

Even so, I remember you. (I'm a longtime reader, but don't comment much)

Posted by: Bonnie Blue - the ungrateful colonial at July 22, 2022 03:51 PM (gao0c)

395 What's great about reading all these old threads is seeing the names of so many of the old crew way back when... lauraw the hunchback, steve_in_hb, wiserbud, etc etc etc.

Brings back so many great memories.

Posted by: Paulitics at July 22, 2022 03:52 PM (s1brf)

396 Over at The H2 they've got a good thread going, too.

Posted by: Paulitics at July 22, 2022 03:54 PM (s1brf)

397 Requiescat in pace, Dave in Texas.

Posted by: goozer at July 22, 2022 03:58 PM (PtK0Q)

398 Thanks, Dave. We all owe ya.

Posted by: Naked, sitting in a sensory deprivation room, smoking crack. at July 22, 2022 04:02 PM (QY+6a)

399 God rest and keep his sweet soul.
He enriched our lives with his wit and insight.
Miss him.

Posted by: Bach in Black at July 22, 2022 04:04 PM (7ubmG)

400 Godspeed Dave.

I remember that dust-off. Sheer genius. I laughed every time I saw another comment asking about his MOS.

Posted by: Calbadger at July 22, 2022 04:04 PM (lvnHp)

401 Remember when some of us frequented LGF and Hot Air? We used to summon the hoard when someone spotted one of OUR trolls on Hot Air, and Morons charged into the fray. And we actually used the Drudge Report? And before Patterico went batshit?


Yep. That's how I got here. 2008 or 9? Could it be earlier?

Posted by: dagny, first of her name at July 22, 2022 04:11 PM (HMTci)

402 Smart Military Blog joke:

A soldier wakes up and sees a snake, whips out his knife, cuts the snakes head off, then throws it out of his tent.

A marine wakes up and sees a snake, grabs it, bites the snakes head off, and throws it out of his foxhole.

An airman wakes up and sees snake and says 'Hey, what's this snake doing in my suite?'

RIP Dave

Posted by: Fritzy at July 22, 2022 04:12 PM (GgBE/)

403 What a wonderful tribute to Dave in TX. Godspeed to him in Our Father's house of many mansions, and comfort to his family in their grief. He sounds like a fantastic person.

One of the defining characteristics of conservatives that is most appealing is a sense of humor. Seems like it springs from a better grounded perspective of life, one's place versus others and relationship with our creator.

Just had to delurk as this post made me laugh out loud. Back to my all consuming garden. Best to all the horde and be safe out there.

Posted by: groovy girl at July 22, 2022 04:12 PM (lGch6)

404 LGF took a hard turn left years ago... haven't been back since.

Posted by: Paulitics at July 22, 2022 04:13 PM (s1brf)

405 God speed Dave. I'll remember you fondly. Her elbows were wack.

Posted by: SOMEASSHOLESTOLEMYPEN at July 22, 2022 04:13 PM (ytSiK)

406 @404 lgf went off the rails left. Yupper

Posted by: SOMEASSHOLESTOLEMYPEN at July 22, 2022 04:14 PM (ytSiK)

407 Oh man, this sucks. I remember him riffing with us on some of the old threads, dude was funny.

And of course, the Jefferson stuff was fantastic.

R.I.P.

Posted by: AndrewR at July 22, 2022 04:15 PM (g+oXQ)

408 Thank you for this tribute composed of equal parts humor, respect, and memories. God bless Dave in Texas and peace to his family.

Posted by: Gouverneur Morris at July 22, 2022 04:17 PM (PHxng)

409 This is incredibly sad news.

Posted by: OCBill at July 22, 2022 04:18 PM (GQR87)

410 That thread Ace mentioned where Dave in Texas collected all the comments about men writing women's magazine headlines was hysterical. Sooooo many old commenters' names I haven't seen in a long time.

I remember when I used to spend my lunch hour at Iowahawk, AoS, LGF, Instapundit, Tim Blair's, and Lileks. All before the current social media crap.

God, it was so much more fun back then, 15-20 years ago. Seems like a Golden Age compared to today...

Posted by: Tex Lovera at July 22, 2022 04:19 PM (wtvvX)

411 We lost touch when I quit blogging and quit twitter and had some other stuff going on in my life. But I always thought I'd see that guy again.
Love you, goober. So sorry for the family. Such a terrible shock.

Posted by: lauraw at July 22, 2022 04:21 PM (os1+V)

412 Oh man, I never realized he was the genesis of "Stuff Jefferson Said." That was one of my favorite running jokes with the site - good times.

Never got to meet Dave, but he was just the nicest guy you could ever hope to comment with. I'm not even Christian, and I eagerly looked forward to the Crap Tree every year.

Dave was good people. The goodest. Requiescat in Pacem.

Posted by: Stewed Hamm at July 22, 2022 04:27 PM (EqYm5)

413 Hi Lauraw! Good to see you again!

Posted by: Paulitics at July 22, 2022 04:28 PM (s1brf)

414 Dave was largely responsible for me sticking around for more AoS. I've been lurking ever since. Condolences to the family and God speed fellow Texan. See you soon, partner.

Posted by: 3DFighter at July 22, 2022 04:29 PM (fO5z9)

415 Had the great good fortune to meet Dave at a couple of MoMes - truly a fun guy to hang out with. He will be greatly missed.

Posted by: Teresa in Fort Worth, Texas - AoS Ladies' Brigade, Plucky Comic Relief at July 22, 2022 04:32 PM (D0qgz)

416 Hi! Glad to see you guys again. Sorry it has to be under these circumstances.

Posted by: lauraw at July 22, 2022 04:35 PM (os1+V)

417 Condolences are extended to his family. He was loved at AOSHQ.

Posted by: Mrs. JTB at July 22, 2022 04:35 PM (7EjX1)

418 416 Agreed. Unbelievable to fathom. Loved DiT - he was a lightning rod in the best sense of the term.

Posted by: Paulitics at July 22, 2022 04:38 PM (s1brf)

419 What a lovely tribute, Ace. Hope Dave in TX is pulling up a chair at the eternal MoMe and poking his delicious wit and fun at all us ground-bound morons.

Posted by: Russkilitlover at July 22, 2022 04:49 PM (iyVGU)

420 This one hurts. I don't shed tears easily for those I don't personally know. For Dave I have. RIP.

Posted by: Hazchic at July 22, 2022 04:54 PM (eIFmm)

421 Thank you for this thread, Ace. I'd lost my link to the Crap Tree and glad to get it back. We read it annually at our home.

Posted by: olddog in mo at July 22, 2022 05:00 PM (9bycF)

422 Oh my gosh, this is absolutely tragic! I don't have the words to express how sad I am reading this post. God bless and be with his family and loved ones. DiT was truly one of the very best of the best ones. R.I.P.

Posted by: runningrn at July 22, 2022 05:14 PM (sH0TO)

423 Truly sad news. Reality keeps poking mirth in the eye and it isn't fun so much.

Posted by: rdohd at July 22, 2022 05:15 PM (DzjWX)

424 auf Wiedersehen

Posted by: Joe Mama at July 22, 2022 05:20 PM (WmGrA)

425 First time back in ages but had to come to say goodbye to DiT he was a truly great read, and I don't know how I will cope with Christmas this year without the Crap Tree write up but here is to DiT a fine man a loving father and dog lover Godspeed.

Posted by: tee866 at July 22, 2022 05:39 PM (Jg4wD)

426 I hate losing great people.

RIP, Dave.

Posted by: Mitch Mitchell at July 22, 2022 05:43 PM (Ni5XX)

427 Dave was a truly wonderful guy, both on the intarwebz and IRL. A cheerful person who was always "on" and could drop a snappy comeback in seconds that would take me days to think of. I will miss him, but I am a better person for having known him.

Posted by: Russ from Winterset at July 22, 2022 05:44 PM (WwiSt)

428 I have been a longtime lurker here and enjoyed his posts. I also followed DaveinTexas on Twitter, although we never interacted. I enjoyed his humor, love of pets, and joy at life, especially his “Crap Tree.” I will miss his steady presence and thoughtful posts.

My prayers are with his family. May God comfort them at this difficult time.

Posted by: FakeButAccurate at July 22, 2022 05:54 PM (+Boyn)

429 RIP Dave, ands thanks.

Posted by: Bildo at July 22, 2022 06:05 PM (Y79+C)

430 218 The old guard is passing, DIT has assumed point.
Posted by: Gmac


Whoa! We ain't that old.
Posted by: rickb223

Dunno about you but I am older than dirt at 67 and smiling every morning I wake up still stealing O2. I've been here since just before LGF went weird and every year more of the old familiar NIC's go silent, some noted, some not, some in very sad ways, I miss them all.

Posted by: Gmac - WTF did you think was going to happen? at July 22, 2022 06:15 PM (qZdIZ)

431 Horrible news.

RIP

Posted by: The Political Hat at July 22, 2022 06:15 PM (EXSd2)

432 An arroyo is necessarily dry because it's a dry river bed.

My condolences to Dave's family. I'm sad to see yet another name added to the "Absent Friends" list.

Posted by: Cybersmythe at July 22, 2022 06:16 PM (6jmQG)

433 Dave lived a few miles away from me in central Texas. I told him once on twitter that we'd meet up to drink bourbon one day. I always counted on that happening eventually. Never counted on him passing so young.

Posted by: Brisco County Sr at July 22, 2022 06:21 PM (XXl7H)

434 He was my friend. I shot his walther and he was a great person. Dave was a real guy.

Posted by: Wickedpinto at July 22, 2022 06:29 PM (uMWjA)

435 Such a loss. He was a great guy and a wonderful friend.

I've been alternately laughing and crying since hearing the news, but mostly laughing.

A few more Dave notes:

- The puppy in the "Sad Puppy" post at H2 (hit the link) was the first image to appear in a Google search for "sad puppy" for a long, long time. That's actually Dave's dog "Moses", who I'm sure is wagging his tail right now after being reunited with his master.

- Dave wrote some code used in the flight controls of the MC-130 Combat Talon. "Must still be working" because there hadn't been a crash was a fun little running joke.

(cont'd)

Posted by: Andy at July 22, 2022 06:30 PM (g2gqc)

436 430 - Same here, 67 and was active from late 90s to mid-2000s. Frightening how fast it's going by.

Posted by: Paulitics at July 22, 2022 06:30 PM (s1brf)

437 - There was another hilarious thread here that I have looked and looked for but can't find where Dave and Monty were doing this improv routine in the comments on messages between Hitler and Stalin. The closest I can get is this comment reference by Dave himself.

>>>>

I would like to add that I miss Monty's cracks. His riffing on that old Enigma code machine post sending messages to Adolf Hitler, Maximum Supremo from Joseph Stalin, Boss of Bosses had me giggling like a little girl.

I was always impressed with his knowledge of military history (as I am with many here), although I suspect he was trying to impress me, the little minx.

Posted by: Dave in Texas at March 19, 2007 09:13 AM (W5xJB)

Posted by: Andy at July 22, 2022 06:31 PM (g2gqc)

438 Proud Liberal Vet was left completely dumbfounded and avoided answering what his M.O.S. was. Dave just kept asking, politely, what his M.O.S. was.

I remember that. Dave was balls on just asking questions, and all the time Liberal was completely wrong.

Posted by: Wickedpinto at July 22, 2022 06:37 PM (uMWjA)

439 I just needed to say I'm broken hearted about losing Dave in Texas. He was everything good about America. His love for our country. His subtle yet perfect level of comedy. His respect and knowledge about our military. His compassion. His faith in God. I could go on and on and on. So sad at the loss of this beautiful soul.

Posted by: It's probably fine at July 22, 2022 06:44 PM (UWyED)

440 Oh, man.

I'm really sorry to hear this.

I know I really don't post anymore and don't even read every day (I do a lot, though), but I do have a lot of memories.

Gonna remember Dave.

Good to see a lot of good memories posted above, a proper memorial.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at July 22, 2022 06:49 PM (xlhKB)

441 I've had this thread open all day.

I love seeing old nics and have love all the stories. I only wish I had met the man. I've been here since 2005-ish. I love being a part of this unique group of Americans. I lurk on the H2 as well.

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Trying to be Moar Funnier at July 22, 2022 06:52 PM (xPJvm)

442 Dave was a gent. What a terrible shame.

RIP.

Posted by: JimDelRey at July 22, 2022 07:01 PM (AEafZ)

443 My wife asked "who's dave?" and then I explained that he was one of the hostages, and she said, "Oh shit I Know him, HE was nice." So I'm gonna spend the rest of the day in tears. Dave was a friend.

Posted by: Wickedpinto at July 22, 2022 07:01 PM (uMWjA)

444 Dave was one in a million. A restrained denizen of Twitter. Rarely, if ever, caught over his skis, because he probably didn't even own a pair. This was of course because he, unlike so many others whose britches are outsized by their bravado, applied his personal ethic to his internet interactions. You can imagine virtually any of his online interactions having occurred in the local barber shop, or at the bar over a beer.

I envy his discipline for online engagement, and respect that it was obviously a product of his upbringing and environment. A true Texan.

He will be dearly missed.

Posted by: TheSuppressed86 at July 22, 2022 07:09 PM (dUiul)

445 This saddens me greatly. We live(d) in the same town, he took me out to lunch once (local BBQ of course). My husband and I are vets so we talked about that, but what was really interesting was his back story... He never served, but has been around the military his whole life. His dad worked on the post WWII rocket project at Huntsville, Dave worked for a defense contractor here near Fort Hood. Just an amazing guy with an amazing sense of humor. He and the pictures of his hound dog will be greatly missed

Posted by: Michele Frost at July 22, 2022 07:32 PM (GDWB0)

446 So sorry for your loss.

Posted by: MAGAFred at July 22, 2022 07:36 PM (j7L6S)

447 Rest in peace, big guy. Will miss you.

Posted by: texette at July 22, 2022 07:40 PM (c8v5E)

448 So young, what happened

Posted by: Gonzotx at July 22, 2022 07:51 PM (Xf+wO)

449 Fine tribute, Ace.

We are all poorer for his passing.

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Posted by: Sarah at July 22, 2022 08:49 PM (GbgTb)

451 G-d Bless Dave, He needed help up there...

Posted by: Danimal28 at July 22, 2022 08:57 PM (UtHxr)

452 RIP Dave in Texas. Prayers for his family and everyone else who only knew him from his postings in these hallowed gray boxes.

Posted by: morigu at July 22, 2022 09:01 PM (u7Nsa)

453 I'll miss you Dave. Our family just keeps getting smaller

Posted by: pajama momma at July 22, 2022 09:03 PM (YO8L1)

454 Well done, good and faithful servant. RIP Dave.

Thank you too, Ace, for this community, and for the team of awesome you've assembled. May it last 1000 years.

Posted by: John Milton's Ghost at July 22, 2022 09:03 PM (PTYkn)

455 Peej!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by: Scott at July 22, 2022 09:28 PM (oxnSs)

456 SUMMON THE METEORS FOR A FALLEN MORON

Posted by: Unclefacts at July 22, 2022 09:31 PM (euG9/)

457 Damn. He will be missed. His name will be remembered.

Posted by: Penultimatum at July 22, 2022 09:32 PM (SrilI)

458 I can truly say I fucking loved that guy.

He always answered his phone, he always had something funny to say, he was always genuinely interested in whatever nonsense I had to say.

He gave me so many laughs over the years.

Now he's with Rosetta and Patty Ann and his good boy Moses.

RIP buddy.

Posted by: mesablue at July 22, 2022 09:36 PM (oTHCN)

459 And Beth/Bamapachyderm.

Those two will have a blast together.

Posted by: mesablue at July 22, 2022 09:51 PM (oTHCN)

460 Sorry I haven't been here in years. Thank you Ace for the best tribute ever. Great job.

I met Dave at the first Innocent Bystanders Gathering in Columbus, Ohio at Michael's (RIP) house. He was funny, personable and a gentleman.

I was planning on seeing him again during a trip to visit my son in Texas.

... I'm out of words.

Posted by: Retired Geezer at July 22, 2022 09:52 PM (9A+Qo)

461 This cannot be.

Posted by: spurwing plover at July 22, 2022 09:59 PM (oTHCN)

462 RIP Dave in Texas
Heavens about to have a good laugh

Posted by: Lurker 5000 at July 22, 2022 10:00 PM (zKTCr)

463 Retired Geezer,

I still have the Billy Goat you gave me at The Innocent Bystanders Super Bowl Party and Shootem Up.

Hope you are well.

Posted by: mesablue at July 22, 2022 10:02 PM (oTHCN)

464 RIP, Dave. Best advice he ever gave me was "You cannot reason someone out of a position that they did not reason themselves into." Probably from Stuff Jefferson Said.

So glad I got to see you at 3 meetups and get hugged. I always thought there'd be another.

Posted by: roamingfirehydrant at July 22, 2022 10:05 PM (mb400)

465 Rest in peace! Though I never met you, I felt I knew you as a fellow Texan.

Posted by: Reaujere at July 22, 2022 10:32 PM (cNA/h)

466 @Mesa, I still have the target at my mom's house. And the photo of him doing that weird thing with my feet.

My wife has been telling my kid "Poppy is sad, let him rest." all day

Posted by: Wickedpinto at July 22, 2022 11:00 PM (uMWjA)

467 @mesablue
Good to hear from you. When WAS that InnocentBystanders Meatup?

@Wickidpinto
Heh, I remember trying to paint your toenails when you fell asleep.

Posted by: Retired Geezer at July 22, 2022 11:08 PM (9A+Qo)

468 Dave once sent me a video of himself playing 5-string Bass in the Church band.
He claimed when he hit the low B string, the wimmins would ovulate.

Posted by: Retired Geezer at July 22, 2022 11:34 PM (FPwhD)

469 @retired, I still have your video.

Posted by: Wickedpinto at July 22, 2022 11:44 PM (uMWjA)

470 You and Mrs geezer shooting the shit out of stuff.

Posted by: Wickedpinto at July 22, 2022 11:46 PM (uMWjA)

471 For anyone who wants to hear Dave in Texas speak, you can watch a video he made and narrated here:

https://michaelscomments.wordpress.com/about/

Posted by: Retired Geezer at July 22, 2022 11:48 PM (FPwhD)

472 RG, Feb 1, 2008.

You beat Michael at pool.

https://tinyurl.com/34s7fzbf

Posted by: mesablue at July 22, 2022 11:53 PM (oTHCN)

473 Or 2nd.....

Posted by: mesablue at July 22, 2022 11:54 PM (oTHCN)

474 I have literally been spending all day crying.

Posted by: Wickedpinto at July 23, 2022 12:17 AM (uMWjA)

475 I was as state swimmer.

Posted by: Wickedpinto at July 23, 2022 12:17 AM (uMWjA)

476 At the ranges, the G's were gods.

Posted by: Wickedpinto at July 23, 2022 12:18 AM (uMWjA)

477 Damn, it's so good to see Wickedpinto, Mesa, Wiser, Roamy, Spurwing, Joe, Tmi3rd, all the old crew! Like I posted on H2, maybe that's just DiT drawing us together again. He was loved.

Posted by: Paulitics at July 23, 2022 12:44 AM (s1brf)

478 WP

Send me your phone number to mesablue@gmail.com

I don't use the same facebook anymore.

Posted by: mesablue at July 23, 2022 01:03 AM (oTHCN)

479 Damn.

I hadn't seen him Tweet in a few days, just thought about it earlier today. I followed him there because of what he posted here. Real peach of a guy, I DMed him a couple of times with some questions regarding his bass playing and other things.

Funny how in this chaotic, disconnected, strange world we can grow to love and appreciate people we've never met in real life. And it's a shame I didn't, because he was "Texas close" and only about a 2hr drive from where I live.

Tonight I'll raise a glass in thanks for DaveInTexas, and how he impacted the world around him.

Posted by: Shane at July 23, 2022 01:31 AM (jFuQc)

480 The only thing from Texas this Jersey citizen truly look forward to hearing from. Godspeed sir, you will be missed.

Posted by: MantuaBill at July 23, 2022 02:57 AM (huv1l)

481 @pauli. Thanks, It's a shame that this is what it took.

Posted by: Wickedpinto at July 23, 2022 08:21 AM (uMWjA)

482 RIP Dave. Thanks for all the laughs.

Posted by: Hippopoonis at July 23, 2022 09:37 AM (JPVCx)

483 When I was a twitter user I followed Dave. Good times.
I didn't tear up until I went to read the digital memorial page where you morons finally got me.

Laughing with a tear is the best.

Posted by: Ethan Saunders at July 23, 2022 09:51 AM (W1E3x)

484 Fair winds, following season, God bless. Look forward to your takes in the hereafter.

Posted by: Turnout Man at July 23, 2022 10:18 AM (VHbip)

485 Darn autocorrect. Following seas. Not seasons. Hope it got a little laugh at least.

Posted by: Turnout Man at July 23, 2022 10:19 AM (VHbip)

486 Hi everyone. Until a few days ago, I was unable to get into the comments of any AoS post, but I'm glad to be here now and sad it is to mourn our friend Dave in Texas.

Simply, he seemed like one of the nicest and funniest guys here. I was connected with him on FB and Twitter and always enjoyed his offerings.

May he enjoy his new Home. Dave in Heaven.

May God be with us all.

Posted by: baldilocks at July 23, 2022 10:58 AM (NrxB7)

487 MESA. . . I live in Australia, you gonna make that dial?

Posted by: Wickedpinto at July 23, 2022 01:01 PM (uMWjA)

488 Whοa! This blog looks exactly like my old one! It's on a
completely different topіc bᥙt it has pretty
much the same page ⅼayout and design. Outstanding choice
of colors!

Posted by: autopsy at July 23, 2022 01:46 PM (31WIO)

489 To co-workers, I still nod in the direction of a pretty girl in our bar and blather, "Mmm...pointy elbows." Everyone looks at me like I'm an idiot (spoiler(not really): I am), and I get to chuckle every time, thinking of Dave in Texas. Thanks, Dave. Godspeed, sir.

Posted by: ArmChair in sin at July 23, 2022 02:04 PM (Nig2g)

490 We've lost too many.

Posted by: Wickedpinto at July 23, 2022 08:17 PM (uMWjA)

491 He had not an iota of pretense about him. He was proud of his father’s Navy service and always remembered the Navy’s birthday. He and Rosetta in the same room would fill it with gales of laughter.
May Perpetual Light shine upon him. God bless his family and close friends.
Rest your oar, Dave

Posted by: MCPOAirdale at July 23, 2022 08:46 PM (xS9z0)

492 WP, of course.

I love you.

Posted by: mesablue at July 24, 2022 12:27 AM (oTHCN)

493 Wonderful memorial, Ace. R.I.P., Dave in Texas.

Posted by: Baldy at July 24, 2022 12:29 PM (PPfat)

494 One of my all time favorites, both in his days here and recently on twitter. RIP Dave, thanks for the great entertainment.

Posted by: PHenry at July 26, 2022 09:46 AM (4g6DN)

495 How would he feel about Dick Cheney being called "Endless War" Cheney ?

Posted by: Paul at July 26, 2022 11:23 AM (mSHP1)

496 Mesa, pajamamomma & the pinto back in the comments? Smells like 2010 in here!

Posted by: Russ from Winterset at July 26, 2022 01:04 PM (t2wd+)

497 Hello All! This is Linda, one of Dave’s sisters. We are all overwhelmed by the pictures and sweet remembrances of Dave. I had the honor to meet Steve, Brent, Andy, Mrs. Peel and Tushar yesterday. I was so pleased and in awe that they travelled from so far to attend. This community was truly represented with stories that brought both laughter and tears. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for being Dave’s sweet friends and loving him for who he was.

Posted by: Linda in Texas at July 27, 2022 10:48 AM (Jf6KE)

498 Ace, Thank you so much for this page. I laughed and cried my way through it, and I'm so grateful for all of y'all who were like family to him. You brought him so much joy over the years, and he loved you all very much. Again, thanks.
Pat Rutland
(Dave's wife of 40 years)

Posted by: Patricia Rutland at July 28, 2022 09:01 PM (wSf3y)

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