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What's wrong with facing down furry critters?
National Post (Canada) ^ | Rex Murphy

Posted on 12/11/2010 7:22:50 AM PST by BillM

It's been quite some time since Fess Parker -- coonskin cap on head and long rifle in hand -- half-sung, half-yodelled the great anthem of Davy Crockett, King of the Wild Frontier. Parker played the legendary frontiersman/congressman Crocket both on TV and in a feature film. He was also one of a number of singers who sent the song about Crockett onto the hit parade of the 1950s more than once.

No question it's a song about a hero. We're told right in the first stanza that he was "born on a mountaintop," which is a pretty special way of arriving in the world -- or, for that matter, Tennessee. But the real stamp indicating that he's a hero-to-be comes in the third line stating that "he killed himself a bear when he was only three." Being able to handle yourself in the woods and face down the furry critters that live there is something Americans (and Canadians) have long recognized as a mark of character and competence.

Speaking of which, Sarah Palin shot a caribou on the recent episode of her Discovery Channel travelogue, Sarah Palin's Alaska. Evidently the sight of the downing assaulted the brain and sensibilities of one of Hollywood's princes, Aaron Sorkin -- the man who perpetrated the seven soporific and suffocatingly earnest seasons of The West Wing. May I note that, outside a forced viewing of Oprah wailing to Barbara Walters, modern television has no greater torment than any episode of The West Wing. Keep in mind that I've seen episodes of Geraldo At Large, so I'm setting the bar quite high here.

Read more: http://www.nationalpost.com/todays-paper/What+wrong+with+facing+down+furry+critters/3962233/story.html#ixzz17oedyGHP

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TOPICS: Humor; Outdoors
KEYWORDS: murphy; nationalpost; palin

1 posted on 12/11/2010 7:22:52 AM PST by BillM
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To: BillM
Sorry: Link

Full Article

2 posted on 12/11/2010 7:24:54 AM PST by BillM
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To: BillM

Yep, we got Coywolves up here running in packs. If you are alone in the woods unarmed, U R Fast Food.


3 posted on 12/11/2010 7:27:12 AM PST by bunkerhill7
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To: kanawa
Being able to handle yourself in the woods and face down the furry critters that live there is something Americans (and Canadians) have long recognized as a mark of character and competence.

Ping

4 posted on 12/11/2010 7:27:18 AM PST by null and void (We are now in day 686 of our national holiday from reality. - 0bama really isn't one of US.)
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To: BillM

Hey let’s update the song, how about:
Sarah, Sarah Palin, Queen of the Alaskan Frontier.
Born in Idaho in ‘64...

Anyone what to finish the lyrics?


5 posted on 12/11/2010 7:39:25 AM PST by This I Wonder32460
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To: This I Wonder32460

......killed a bama in 2012....


6 posted on 12/11/2010 7:46:32 AM PST by omegadawn (qualified)
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To: bunkerhill7

Not unless you are a Freeper who thinks they can take on the wolves with their trusty .22.

Of course, you and I know better but there are those who think the .22 and their crack shot abilities will win the day.

LOL

When you tell them wolves run in packs of 5 to 20 and you will be surrounded, they still believe in their superior shooting skills with inferior ammo.

Personally, I’d let them walk through the country with me acting as oversight using an M1A .308 iron sights to protect them.

Of course my idea is to stand off 200-300 yrds and about 30% up a grade from them.

I might be able to knock off a few before they get to him but I’m no Lee Harvey Oswald.

Nice knowing you ... Lone Ranger.

LOL and tears and now back to LOL


7 posted on 12/11/2010 7:59:44 AM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously... You'll never live through it.)
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To: bunkerhill7

or maybe Slow Enuf food...


8 posted on 12/11/2010 8:00:19 AM PST by castlebrew (Gun control means hitting where you're aiming!)
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To: BillM

Johnny Freedom Lyrics by Johnny Horton

When our country was a baby and the Redcoats had their way
Is was he who had a party tossin’ tea in Boston Bay
It was he who braved the winter in the days of Valley Forge
Fightin’side by side together with a fella name of George

Johnny Freedom, Johnny Freedom
You can meet him on each page of history
He’s the spirit of a bear cub
Our country’s pride and joy
Hats off to Johnny Freedom, Johnny Freedom
That’s our boy

When our country started growin’ and the wagons headed West
When our country called for pioneers his name led all the rest
What a figure in his raw hide coat and hat made of raccoon
Wonder what there was about him made you think of Dan’l Boone

Johnny Freedom, Johnny Freedom
You can meet him on each page of history
He’s the spirit of a bear cub
Our country’s pride and joy
Hats off to Johnny Freedom, Johnny Freedom
That’s our boy

If we need a mess of thinkin’ he’s the Lincoln of the day
If we’re fixin’ fer a tussle it’s his muscle all the way
If we need a handsome fella so the ladies hearts can throb
There’s a Yankee Doodle Dandy always handy for the job

Johnny Freedom, Johnny Freedom
You can meet him on each page of history
He’s the spirit of a bear cub
Our country’s pride and joy
Hats off to Johnny Freedom, Johnny Freedom
That’s our, that’s our, that’s our boy


9 posted on 12/11/2010 8:11:10 AM PST by HuntsvilleTxVeteran ((B.?) Hussein (Obama?Soetoro?Dunham?) Change America Will Die From.)
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To: BillM

Rex,
Good article except for this one misstatement “No carbon footprint on her prime rib.” Actually there is a carbon footprint since she used two bush planes, a C207 Cessna Skywagon and a Piper J-5A Cub Cruiser to get into the back country.


10 posted on 12/11/2010 8:19:06 AM PST by B4Ranch (Do NOT remain seated until this ride comes to a full and complete stop! We're going the wrong way!)
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To: B4Ranch

I want to see one of them carbon footprints.


12 posted on 12/11/2010 8:22:38 AM PST by sport
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To: Eska

They’re talking about you,Dude.

“Being able to handle yourself in the woods and face down the furry critters that live there is something Americans (and Canadians) have long recognized as a mark of character and competence.”


13 posted on 12/11/2010 8:23:02 AM PST by B4Ranch (Do NOT remain seated until this ride comes to a full and complete stop! We're going the wrong way!)
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To: sport

The wind blew them away. Or maybe a wolf left a pile on top of them. LOL Give them fools a chance and we’ll all be nursed over to become Vegans.


14 posted on 12/11/2010 8:27:16 AM PST by B4Ranch (Do NOT remain seated until this ride comes to a full and complete stop! We're going the wrong way!)
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To: BillM

“he killed himself a bear when he was only three.”

Actually, that was : “kilt him a bar, when he wuz only three.” (I had the record a s a child, and listened ‘till the groves wore out.)


15 posted on 12/11/2010 8:42:23 AM PST by bk1000 (A clear conscience is a sure sign of a poor memory)
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To: BillM
Man (Freeper kanawa) stabs bear to death

16 posted on 12/11/2010 8:44:28 AM PST by Inyo-Mono (Had God not driven man from the Garden of Eden the Sierra Club surely would have.)
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To: bk1000

“kilt him a bar”

You beat me to it.


17 posted on 12/11/2010 9:13:12 AM PST by texmexis best (`)
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To: B4Ranch
Ha, I don't even pay those guys no mind; kinda a super minority.

Here's one for ya. Couple years back, my son got to go on a field trip to D.C. ; see the sights. So anyway, when the Yukon Quest (dogsled race) came through our community, this lady reporter from Canada was interviewing the kids and talked to the boy. She said, so you're going to D.C. to see all the monuments & WH, ect. Maybe you'll get to see Obama? My son said: Why would I want to meet him? All he's going to do is raise our taxes & try to take our guns. The lady put the article in the Whitehorse paper and friends up that way called me to tell me my boy had made the news, ha ha.

I don't worry about the goof balls living outside of reality. JUst make sure I raise my own to know & live the truth.

My son is now in his second year at UAF and shakes his head at how ignorant all the kids are; as they are all liberals. I tell him, but they will change and he knows it's the truth too. I remember this one girl when I went to school at PSU during Vietnam. She was all involved in the anti war protests and last I heard of her a few years back, she was running on the REpub ticket back in Pa.

18 posted on 12/11/2010 9:21:52 AM PST by Eska
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To: HuntsvilleTxVeteran

I’m pretty sure it’s “He’s the spirit of America” not “a bear cub”.


19 posted on 12/11/2010 9:23:28 AM PST by LongElegantLegs (Use it up, wear it out, make it over or do without.)
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To: Eska

>>My son said: Why would I want to meet him? All he’s going to do is raise our taxes & try to take our guns.<<

Your son has a steak dinner waiting for him in Reno, Nevada any time of the year he wants to eat it.


20 posted on 12/11/2010 9:32:59 AM PST by B4Ranch (Do NOT remain seated until this ride comes to a full and complete stop! We're going the wrong way!)
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To: LongElegantLegs
Think you,
I just played it and “He's the spirit of America” is correct.

I emailed a correction to the web site!

21 posted on 12/11/2010 9:51:14 AM PST by HuntsvilleTxVeteran ((B.?) Hussein (Obama?Soetoro?Dunham?) Change America Will Die From.)
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