Mr. Alan Caruba Oct. 9, 1937 — June 15, 2015

Alan CarubaMr. Alan Caruba Oct. 9, 1937 — June 15, 2015

Today the world lost a great writer and Patriot, a Veteran of the United States Army, and a true gentleman with a wit that was unmatched. Alan Caruba was the author of Warning Signs, his blog, and with that blog he taught many aspiring bloggers how to do it right! I was one of those individuals.

Alan Caruba was my friend and mentor, he was my sounding board, he was the reason I kept on blogging when I felt that there was nothing left to say and that folks like us were only *preaching to the choir*, but most of all, Alan Caruba was my FRIEND and I loved that gentleman as if he were my father.

Today I am truly heartbroken.

Alan Caruba was an American public relations counselor and freelance writer who is a frequent critic of environmentalism, Islam, homosexuality and research on global warming.

Career — In the late 1970s Caruba founded the PR firm The Caruba Organization, and in 1990, the National Anxiety Center, which identifies itself as “a clearinghouse for information about ‘scare campaigns’ designed to influence public policy and opinion” on such subjects as global warming, ozone depletion and DDT. From 1984 until 2004, he ran The Boring Institute, a “spoof” satirizing the media by releasing annual lists of the year’s “boring” celebrities. From 1994 until 2004, he was director of communications for the American Policy Center. He is an adjunct scholar at the Center for the Defense of Free Enterprise, a wise use think tank in Bellevue, Washington.

Alan and I spent a lot of time talking, we took strength from each other and our hard-core opinions, but Alan had a softer side too. Alan worshipped his mother, Rebecca Caruba, and he talked about her in depth to me; how she was a gourmet chef and a connoisseur of fine wines and how that played a part in his entire life, long after his mother was gone.

I have lost several very good friends that I met through blogging, my good friends Bill Ghent and G.M. Roper just to mention a couple, and I learned a great deal from these gentlemen too. They were also good friends with Alan Caruba, maybe that’s why we all stuck together like we did.

Save me a seat my friends, I’ll be coming that way soon enough and I look forward to the tales we’ll tell!

Alav ha-shalom…  

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33 Responses to Mr. Alan Caruba Oct. 9, 1937 — June 15, 2015

  1. Bloviating Zeppelin says:

    My hat is off to Mr Caruba. A true patriot in every sense of the word. The world is truly diminished by his passing. Condolences to his family and his loved ones.


  2. cary says:

    Another great has fallen. Alan was a force to be reckoned with, and a strong conservative. His voice will be missed.

  3. Ron Stabb says:

    Thanks Fred. I only started following Mr. Caruba (and you, through him)a few years ago. I looked forward to reading him. A great man.
    Keep up the good work for him and us.

  4. the unit says:

    Thank you for the notice. RIP Sir. You did your part for the Republic. Read and enjoyed his comments here for a while. I know those who’s left can’t quit and give up.
    I saw just days ago when he mentioned he be away for a while for medical reasons. We never know what tomorrow brings, but the sun rises for us who still be here to try, keeping on keeping on.
    God bless and give strength to his family. Condolences.
    And to you Fred. Same sentiments.

  5. Vince Schultz says:

    This is very sad, although we never met, we did chat on Facebook occasionally. He will be sorely missed and irreplaceable. Another great falls, thanks for the notice Fred.

  6. Robert says:

    God Speed Mr Caruba, prayers for his family. He will be missed.

  7. James Shott says:

    I didn’t know Alan, and had not seen his Web site. I do remember your positive comments about him, though.

    Sorry to hear of his passing.

  8. TexasFred says:

    I last spoke with Alan on Friday, June 12th and I was a bit concerned, he didn’t sound good, not his normal jovial self, and I told him maybe he needs to get checked out…

    Alan told me, “I’m OK, my parents lived until well up into their 90’s and I’m only 77, I’m going to go have a glass of sherry, go sit on the bench in the park and have a cigar and come back home and rest for the weekend… Stop worrying….”

    I told him to take care and I would hold off calling until Monday, today, and give him a chance to rest… So, I called today and his lawyer answered the phone and when I told him who I was he knew me through Alan and he told me what was going on…

    At least the last thing I ever said to Alan was, “Take care my friend, I love you…”

    That’s as good as it gets!

    • Mary Anne Harper says:

      Yes, I remember Alan’s messages on your blog and know he must be looking down on us with good thoughts; maybe he will be able to ask God for a good conservative president for us for 2016!

  9. dekare says:

    I find myself shocked and do not know what to say. I have only 5 blogs I keep up with as my time is limited, but felt that these 5 were the best in keeping me informed. Obviously, Fred’s was one of them, but in all honesty, Warning Signs was my favorite and always the one I saved for last. His writing was superb, and when he wrote on something, you knew that all angles were fully fleshed out, and more than just a one-sided presentation of facts was given to you.

    I knew he had recently had surgery, but to hear him discuss it, it was nothing. I am saddened to say the least. Not since Allan Kelly of Barking-Moonbat, who died almost 8 years ago this same month, have I been this shocked, upset, and truly sad, and though I have never met him in person, I feel as if I had lost a long and dear friend or family member.

    My heartfelt best wishes to all his friends and family members and loved ones who knew him better than I did. The world is a much drearier place for his passing. A true soldier in speaking out for the greatness of America.

    I hope he truly is in a better place. Goodbye sir.

    • TexasFred says:

      You liked HIS blog better than mine??

      Alan would be rolling to read that, we used to joust with our blogs and I have to tell you, his was also MY personal favorite as well… We lost one of the very best today, and finding that out, and spreading the word, as well as writing this post, has had me torn up all afternoon..

  10. dekare says:

    hehe,…Fred, if it is any consolation, yours is my first goto blog of the day. Followed by Barking-Moonbat, ANTZ-IN-PANTS, and then Conservative Treehouse, ending it all with Warning Signs. I guess you could easily say I have book-ended my blog reading with my two favorites, you and Alan. And I will have to say, coming in second to Alan ain’t a bad placement. I guess you are now my number one blog…though sadly, I wished I could have kept you at second place for a while longer.

    • TexasFred says:

      Yes indeed, coming in 2nd to Alan is almost as good as winning, just to be considered in the same class as him is a great honor… Thank you for your loyal readership, I will do my best to never disappoint…

  11. Bloviating Zeppelin says:

    You know how I show my support?

    I put my CASH UP when you and others can use it.


  12. BobF says:

    I’m so sorry to hear about this Fred. I know he meant a lot to you. He was a good man who told it like it is and he will be missed.

  13. Kiril Kundurazieff says:

    His was a great blog and this was a fine tribute, my friend.
    Sad news.

    I, too, miss my dear friend G. M. Roper.

  14. Shana Sosa says:

    Heartfelt condolences to you Mr. Witzell and God Speed to Mr. Caruba. You both are in my prayers.

  15. Bob Mack says:

    Sorry to hear this. I enjoyed Alan’s first rate commentaries and insights. He’ll be missed. Plenus annis abiit, plenus honoribus (He is gone from us, full of years and full of honors).

  16. Wayne says:

    Shocker. I can’t believe what I just read. I too found your blog through his. My sincere condolences to his family and you Fred. I will miss Warning Signs and his talented writing. May he rest in peace.

  17. minuteman26 says:

    RIP Mr Caruba. Condolences to his family and to you Fred. Read his blog daily through this site. His insight on all things politic will be missed.

  18. robert dakelman says:

    Alan was my neighbor for forty-two years, since I was an infant. When I saw his niece’s post on Facebook this morning about Alan’s passing, I was stunned, as I had just spoken with him about a week ago. And he was relatively young, as his mother lived to 98. A constant fixture of Maplewood and South Orange for so long, he will be missed and these towns will not be the same without him. I hope he went with a fine cigar in his mouth and a snifter of hundred dollar brandy in his hand.

  19. The Debonair Dude says:

    Rest in Peace Alan, I was really shocked hearing about this today.
    I never missed reading his wonderful blog every day .
    Thanks for your wonderful post about him Fred.
    Carry on,

  20. Ron Stabb says:

    @Robert D. Would you have any info on his funeral arrangements? I’m about a two hour drive from South Orange.
    Thanks in advance.

    • TexasFred says:

      Ron, I called Alan’s attorney today, I believe he or his office are handling any arrangements if I am not mistaken… The attorney was out of the office and will be in court tomorrow AM but his receptionist assured me she would get a message to him in the AM and have him call me back tomorrow afternoon…

      I’ll post any info on the blog and here in comments too… And on Facebook…

  21. Capt Ron says:

    We will all miss Mr. Caruba. His blog was inciteful and thought provoking. He will be missed. We still have you, Fred, Mr. Caruba’s passing puts more weight on your shoulders on the Conservative Defense line.

  22. warnertoddhuston says:

    RIP, Mr. Caruba. Condolences to all his family and friends. Another patriot goes to his final reward.

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