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21 Nuggets of Wisdom from the Late-Great Charlton Heston
Reaganite Republican ^ | April 11, 2012 | Reaganite Republican

Posted on 04/11/2012 2:39:11 AM PDT by Reaganite Republican

'Political Correctness is tyranny with manners'

I didn't change. The Democratic Party slid to the left from right under me.


Affirmative action is a stain on the American soul. (Heston famously marched/supported the 1960s Civil Rights cause 'before it was fashionable')

Well, we have certainly produced great art before... In my view, there are any number of areas of government which tax money should not be spent.


Somewhere in the busy pipeline of public funding is sure to be a demand from a disabled lesbian on welfare that the Metropolitan Opera stage her rap version of Carmen as translated into Ebonics.


Mr. Clinton, sir, America didn't trust you with our health-care system. America didn't trust you with gays in the military. America doesn't trust you with our 21-year-old daughters, and we sure, Lord, don't trust you with our guns.


The Constitution was handed down to guide us by a bunch of those wise old, dead, white guys who invented this country. It`s true - they were white guys. So were most of the guys who died in Lincoln`s name, opposing slavery in the 1860s. So, why should I be ashamed of white guys? Why is Hispanic pride or black pride a good thing, while white pride conjures up shaved heads and white hoods?


The trouble with movies as a business is that it's an art, and the trouble with movies as art is that it's a business.

It`s hard living up to Moses.


People in the film community think being politically active means getting on Air Force One and going to dinner at the White House. I`ve scorned a few liberals in this town, and I get a kick out of that.

...more and more, we see films made that diminish the American experience and example. And sometimes trash it completely.



It is not widely known that one of the finest gun collections on the West Coast is Steven Spielberg's. He shoots, but very privately.



If you need a ceiling painted, a chariot race run, a city besieged, or the Red Sea parted- you think of me.


To the world, you are America.

What cannot be cured must be endured (from his final TV interview in Dec 2002, re. being diagnosed with Alzheimer's)

So if I can't recall your name, you'll know why. And if I tell a funny story for the second time- please laugh


It's funny how class can skip a generation -on hearing a cruel, tasteless remark made about his condition by George Clooney (nephew of Rosemary Clooney)


I don`t know the man - never met him, never even spoken to him. But I feel sorry for George Clooney... one day he may get Alzheimer`s disease. I served my country in World War II. I survived that - I guess I can survive some bad words from this fellow.


... I simply cannot stand by and watch a right guaranteed by the Constitution of the United States come under attack from those who either can't understand it, don't like the sound of it, or find themselves too philosophically squeamish to see why it remains the first among equals: Because it is the right we turn to when all else fails. That's why the Second Amendment is America's first freedom...


The law-abiding citizen is entitled to own a rifle, pistol, or shotgun. That right -put simply- shall not be infringed.



So that this nation may long endure, I urge you to follow in the hallowed footsteps of the great disobedience of history that freed exiles, founded religions, defeated tyrants, and yes, in the hands of an aroused rabble in arms and a few great men.


From my cold, dead hands... 


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TOPICS: Government; History; Politics; Reference
KEYWORDS: guns; heston; philosophy; quotes

1 posted on 04/11/2012 2:39:23 AM PDT by Reaganite Republican
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To: ken5050

***PING***


2 posted on 04/11/2012 2:41:58 AM PDT by Reaganite Republican
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To: Reaganite Republican

What a great man. He would have been another Reagan, had he run.


3 posted on 04/11/2012 2:44:29 AM PDT by Lazamataz (Shut up and drill.)
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To: Lazamataz

What about Heston-Thompson?

That would have been something...


4 posted on 04/11/2012 2:49:43 AM PDT by Reaganite Republican
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To: Reaganite Republican

What a great great great man. And I’ll never forgive Clooney or that fat tub of pig excretement Michael Moore for tormenting him in his final days. And speaking of Clooney, I heard he’s holding a $40k a plate fundraiser for the foreign Marxist. Hey George Looney, if the Kenyan is re-elected make sure you hold another fundraiser for all the people who are going to be unemployed you POS.


5 posted on 04/11/2012 3:03:49 AM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (Someday our schools will teach the difference between lose and loose.)
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To: Reaganite Republican

During the Clinton years when Heston commanded the NRA it was not uncommon to see bumper stickers which said “Charleston Heston” is MY president.


6 posted on 04/11/2012 3:16:46 AM PDT by Nateman (If liberals are not screaming you are doing it wrong!)
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda

Clooney was just upset that Heston was 40 times the man he was and that Heston had stronger character


7 posted on 04/11/2012 4:16:34 AM PDT by LMAO ("Begging hands and Bleeding hearts will only cry out for more"...Anthem from Rush)
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To: Reaganite Republican

Good stuff.


8 posted on 04/11/2012 4:28:15 AM PDT by Autonomous User (Approved this post.)
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda

It is always good when a moron like George Clooney self-identifies. It saves me from ever having to watch a movie or TV show that has him in it.

Have you noticed how Clooney is no longer associated with big-budget, big distribution films? He has become poisonous to too large a segment of the movie-going public. So he is now relegated to lending his “star power” to minor releases that can make money off of a much smaller audience.


9 posted on 04/11/2012 4:35:46 AM PDT by Haiku Guy ("The problem with Internet Quotes is that you never know if they are real" -- Abraham Lincoln)
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda

“I’ll never forgive Clooney or that fat tub of pig excretement Michael Moore for tormenting him in his final days”

Me neither- leftist scum


10 posted on 04/11/2012 4:35:57 AM PDT by Reaganite Republican
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda
And I’ll never forgive Clooney or that fat tub of pig excretement Michael Moore for tormenting him in his final days.

Neither will God, I'm sure, unless they repent.

11 posted on 04/11/2012 4:47:03 AM PDT by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin (Freedom is the freedom to discipline yourself so others don't have to do it for you.)
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda
Plagiarizing ME from before:

Right, he’s lending his name, time and $$$$ to support “O”, but I am sure he wouldn’t spend five minutes or five cents on some kid in a depressed neighborhood. (There are enough of THEM now that “O” raped the taxpayers and croaked the economy).

THAT’S where all these attention whores and ‘LOOK AT ME!!! LOOK AT ME!!!!’ Hollywierd jerks fail so miserably.

Throwing money at your ALREADY well heeled political friends will only perpetuate the graft, malfeasance and other financial monkeyshines that pass for politics in America. If you weren’t yourself such an intellectual light weight and pompous clown, you would have figured that out for yourself by now.

Hey, George.... Why not take your money and build a library or refurb a playground in some crap neighborhood??? And while you’re at it, spend a summer (yes, a whole summer) with the kids so other selfish and conceited idiots like yourself might be shamed into doing the same or more???

Na!!! You couldn’t hang with “O” if you chose to demonstrate your concern for the disadvantaged like THAT!!!!

So, I guess you’ll put on your tux and smile for the cameras like the gaping rectum you are, rather than do some REAL good for people who WOULD appreciate it!

12 posted on 04/11/2012 5:13:47 AM PDT by SMARTY ("The man who has no inner-life is a slave to his surroundings. "Henri Frederic Amiel)
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To: Nateman

I have that bumper sticker framed on my office wall.


13 posted on 04/11/2012 5:23:42 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (Beware the Sweater Vest)
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To: Reaganite Republican

If you get a chance do a search on his gun collection...truly amazing. He had one of the most
extensive BAR collections I’ve seen in one place...


14 posted on 04/11/2012 5:30:12 AM PDT by Gaffer
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15 posted on 04/11/2012 5:31:28 AM PDT by deoetdoctrinae (Gun-free zones are playgrounds for felons)
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To: MeneMeneTekelUpharsin

That’s okay...when George or Michaels time finally does come, I’m sure St. Peter will allow Chuck to stand in for him at the Pearly gates.


16 posted on 04/11/2012 5:31:52 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda

17 posted on 04/11/2012 5:47:00 AM PDT by Old Sarge (RIP FReeper Skyraider (1930-2011) - You Are Missed)
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To: LMAO

“Clooney was just upset that Heston was 40 times the man he was...”

You are off by a factor of at least 10,000,000,000,000,000,000.


18 posted on 04/11/2012 7:36:15 AM PDT by FerociousRabbit
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To: Reaganite Republican

thanks for the great link on a remarkable man!


19 posted on 04/11/2012 7:48:01 AM PDT by DollyCali (Don't tell God how big your storm is... tell your storm how BIG your God is!)
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To: Reaganite Republican

Somewhere in the busy pipeline of public funding is sure to be a demand from a disabled lesbian on welfare that the Metropolitan Opera stage her rap version of Carmen as translated into Ebonics.

Too true.


20 posted on 04/11/2012 7:54:10 AM PDT by csmusaret (I have kleptomania, but when it gets too bad I take something.)
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To: Reaganite Republican
When you use names like george clooney, micheal moore, jesse jackson, al sharpton, calypso louie and others like them, don't give them the courtesy of capitol letters and I meant to include little bill maher, thank you.
21 posted on 04/11/2012 7:56:36 AM PDT by Gertie
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To: All

I absolutely love that man.


22 posted on 04/11/2012 7:58:32 AM PDT by Maverick68
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To: Lazamataz
Yes, I wish he had run! I made a delivery to his home up on Coldwater cyn once as a messenger and there was a nice elderly woman that came to the door. She told me the staff that was standing in the sandbox in the patio area was from the movie, “The Ten Commandments” The sandbox was his grandchildrens play area.
23 posted on 04/11/2012 8:04:19 AM PDT by fabian (" And a new day will dawn for those who stand long, and the forests will echo with laughter")
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To: FerociousRabbit
You said....
“You are off by a factor of at least 10,000,000,000,000,000,000.”

Lol...you're right.

My apologies to the late Charlton Heston

24 posted on 04/11/2012 2:10:27 PM PDT by LMAO ("Begging hands and Bleeding hearts will only cry out for more"...Anthem from Rush)
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To: Reaganite Republican

I WISH he was my president. Would have made a good one.


25 posted on 04/11/2012 2:13:28 PM PDT by Freedom_Is_Not_Free (REPEAL OBAMACARE. Nothing else matters.)
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To: Reaganite Republican

That man had more class than any 100 jerkoffs in Hollywood today combined.
And Clooney can kiss my ass{I never claimed to have class}


26 posted on 04/12/2012 3:38:20 AM PDT by Yorlik803 (better to die on your feet than live on your knees.)
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