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@DanRiehl Update

Posted on | October 26, 2012 | 98 Comments

by Smitty

I went by and saw Dan Riehl in the Inova Fairfax ICU.

Dan has worked harder than most (e.g., me) on the effort to tear down the walls of the mainstream media Jericho over the last few years. You have to drop names like that of the late, lamented Andrew Breitbart to name somebody who was working harder on the restoration of the country.  Multitudes of folks echo the current news (and don’t stop; we make an important chorus) but Dan was a maker of news. His contacts and investigative skills (of which I had the merest glimmer of insight) allowed him to dig up crucial facts on a host of stories (go see Hating Breitbart for just one example).

Dan is a true leader, mentoring those who will listen, flogging relentlessly those who will not. I’ve no idea what the medical bill will be like for a few days in the Intensive Care Hotel, but it can’t be cheap. My intention is to swing by tomorrow, around noon, after doing some door knocking for the campaign. Hopefully, he’ll be conscious, so that I can take a picture. Do consider his tip jar, as you are able. I’ll have to wait until next week, after the mortgage has cleared, myself.

Oh Lord, pour out some grace on Dan and heal him. Fully. Soon. So that we can gather at Shelly’s Back Room after the election, for all Dan may eschew partaking of the combustibles.

Update: thanks, Instapundit and A Time for Choosing.


98 Responses to “@DanRiehl Update”

  1. Lady Penquin
    October 27th, 2012 @ 7:01 am

    Thanks for the update. A good point was made in the comments about someone needing the keys to our sites in case something happens, so everyone who has a trusted blogger friend should consider sharing info. Not only the blog sites, but the twitter accounts too, to protect them.

    Will drop something in his Tip Jar, and prayers for his recovery.

  2. Zilla of the Resistance
    October 27th, 2012 @ 7:24 am

    Jeez. I am so sorry to see that Dan is so very ill! May God bless, protect and heal him, fully and quickly!

    In other news, I am home – still fragile, but home.

  3. Mark Levin
    October 27th, 2012 @ 7:29 am
  4. Linda
    October 27th, 2012 @ 7:32 am

    Sending prayers your way, Dan!

  5. Pat Carfagno
    October 27th, 2012 @ 7:33 am

    all of us at Freedom Radio send our love and prayers to Dan Riehl.

  6. Wendy Romano
    October 27th, 2012 @ 7:35 am

    Thoughts and prayers today to a true patriot. Thank you so much for your service.

  7. TheStatistQuo
    October 27th, 2012 @ 7:35 am


  8. LibertysSon
    October 27th, 2012 @ 7:35 am

    Godspeed Dan, You will be in my prayers daily…

  9. Pat Carfagno
    October 27th, 2012 @ 7:35 am

    Prayers for our Dan! We need you buddy!

  10. Juli Sprott Betz
    October 27th, 2012 @ 7:37 am

    Monitor2112, prayers are the best to offer. No one can out give God!

  11. pixelkate
    October 27th, 2012 @ 7:41 am

    Praying for your fast and complete recovery, Dan.

  12. Jen
    October 27th, 2012 @ 7:46 am

    I am also adding my contribution to the tip jar in your honor. Thank you, sir…and get well very soon, Dan. We need you. You are in our prayers.

  13. GlockLady
    October 27th, 2012 @ 7:48 am

    I am praying for Dan and his family. Very good man and gentleman. Never met him but have followed his blogging for a long time and twittered back and forth some. I really respect him and his work. Keep the faith, friends.

  14. hate hater
    October 27th, 2012 @ 8:14 am

    prayer is the best thing we can give; “Heavenly
    Father please bless Dan now and bring him back to us healthy and well, ready to do battle against evil, and help us take back our country, For Your glory and in Christ’s name, amen.

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  16. Mary
    October 27th, 2012 @ 9:28 am

    Prayers of health and healing for Dan. I cannot contribute to the tip jar, as I am an unemployed mom of 3 with breast cancer medical bills of my own. But I do know the power of prayer and the miracles it brings, so I’m lifting them up for Dan.

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  19. Maeve Magdalen
    October 27th, 2012 @ 10:03 am

    This is the worst time financially for me, as I am moving. But if I can donate a dollar, and everyone who wants to help donates a dollar, that will add up. Finally, THROUGH GOD ALL THINGS ARE POSSIBLE. I just wish God would send me an email rather than using life to teach me. But I want to say that trusting God and praying will do the most that can be done.

  20. Mike G.
    October 27th, 2012 @ 10:04 am

    I just did a stint in the hospital with a heart arrhythmia Quit smoking the next day. It’s been two months now and my last ECG said my heart was good…just mild pulmonary hypertension. (I had been a 2 pk a day smoker for over 35 years.)

    Still sending prayers out to Dan.

  21. Paula
    October 27th, 2012 @ 10:06 am


  22. Taxpayer1234
    October 27th, 2012 @ 10:23 am

    Whoa! How does something like that happen?

  23. Taxpayer1234
    October 27th, 2012 @ 10:25 am

    You’ve done more than enough. Surely Dan and his family welcome your prayers.

  24. Taxpayer1234
    October 27th, 2012 @ 10:26 am

    Dan’s tip jar hit. I’m looking at two ginormous hospital bills–my husband’s recent surgery and my daughter just got out of hospital Thursday–but I scraped a few bucks together for Dan. He is one of the very, very good guys!!!!!

  25. Joan Of Argghh!
    October 27th, 2012 @ 10:26 am

    Overworked, under-rested and thinking he was just sick, school clinic thinking he was just “stressed” from mid-terms. Almost lost him. They pulled a ton of fluid from his lung via needle. Keep praying for Dan!

  26. Taxpayer1234
    October 27th, 2012 @ 10:27 am


  27. Taxpayer1234
    October 27th, 2012 @ 10:30 am

    So glad to hear it, Zilla. Also praying for your full recovery.

  28. Sheik Yerbouti
    October 27th, 2012 @ 10:43 am

    Hey…I had the same thing. Well, amost…if you count “stress” as a knife, and “school” as a psychopathic woman twice my age.

  29. Coleen Trusley
    October 27th, 2012 @ 10:55 am

    Thanks for your service sir. All military are the unsung heroes including you. I cannot add to the jar but I will add a prayer for him. It is all in the Lords hands.

  30. dmacleo
    October 27th, 2012 @ 11:53 am

    same here.
    hoping the prayers help him and his family.

  31. joethefatman
    October 27th, 2012 @ 12:32 pm

    Good to hear Zilla!

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  34. Joan Of Argghh!
    October 27th, 2012 @ 3:18 pm

    Srsly? That’s some kinda story! Why don’t you blog it? :o)

  35. Sheik Yerbouti
    October 27th, 2012 @ 3:35 pm

    19 years old, biker bar, chick fight. Six days in the hospital (for me), twenty years in prison for Gracie (whose son I attended school with).
    Alcohol was involved.

  36. Sheik Yerbouti
    October 27th, 2012 @ 3:45 pm

    …and I did blog it – or at least posted the whole hilarious thing probably twelve years ago. It is quite a story.

  37. Red47
    October 27th, 2012 @ 4:04 pm

    Get him to put it on your blog and we can all come visit 🙂

  38. Sheik Yerbouti
    October 27th, 2012 @ 4:18 pm

    Duh! Good idea, Red. Now where’d Joan get to?

  39. jwallin
    October 27th, 2012 @ 4:33 pm

    Our Father, who art in Heaven, hallowed be Thy name. Thy Kingdom come, Thy will be done, on Earth as it is in Heaven. Give us this day our daily bread and forgive our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us. Lead us not into temptation but deliver us from evil. For Thine is the Kingdom and the Glory and the Power, Forever and ever.

    Please shine your light of mercy and grace upon our friend Daniel Riehl. If it be Thy will please heal him and return him to his friends and family.

    In the Name of the Lord Jesus Christ, Amen.

  40. Red47
    October 27th, 2012 @ 9:42 pm
  41. Bob Belvedere
    October 27th, 2012 @ 11:31 pm

    That would be one Helluva morale booster for Dan, that’s for sure.

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  43. Joan Of Argghh!
    October 28th, 2012 @ 1:48 pm

    And here it is, published again!

  44. Sheik Yerbouti
    October 28th, 2012 @ 2:20 pm

    Thank you, Joan. Great job cleaning it up!
    And my apologies to Dan Riehl, who really is in my prayers.

  45. Christie Herbster
    October 28th, 2012 @ 4:12 pm

    Thank you Smitty for being there for my Cousin Dan.

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  47. Sfc Mac
    October 29th, 2012 @ 9:22 am

    Smitty: Please tell Dan that @sfcmac tells him to get well, and that’s an order!

  48. Sheep Dog
    October 29th, 2012 @ 11:46 pm

    OK, I hit Dan’s tip jar. Hoping for him a speedy recovery; may he come back stronger than ever. Thank you.