Skip blogged here daily for years, and for no real reason he crossed my mind today. I just know that he would have been giving them hell right now for not backing Ted Cruz. Miss You Skip...
Semper fi buddy...
Although I knew Skip for only seven years, he became the closest
friend that I have ever had the privilege to know. While it is difficult
to come to terms with this loss, I feel honored to have known him for
what was, unfortunately, far too short a time.
Skip was, unabashedly, a true conservative. Plain-spoken, he was not
afraid to take anyone to task, regardless of party affiliation. He
believed that the Constitution was the greatest legal document ever
written, a gift from God to the people of the finest country in the
Skip was often attacked by the liberal left for his honest remarks.
Although he shrugged off what were often cruel, personally offensive
remarks, I felt hurt by them… for I knew the sort of person that Skip
really was. Much of it was standard leftist rhetoric, but it still
smarted. If they knew Skip’s family and friends, for example, they would
see that he was anything but racist. Having been brought up by his
Italian grandparents, he endured the taunts of neighborhood children who
called him “the little blue-eyed wop kid”. It served to toughen him up
for the future.
I could go on further, but this is not to be a biography, but an
invitation to his friends and readers to salute a true patriot and a
I have agreed with Skip’s family that his website, skipmaclure.us,
continue… alas without new articles from the man himself. I know that
Skip would want me to continue what he started, and for the site to stay
true to his beliefs.
Semper fi, Skip.
Written by Skip’s editor, Dee.