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No forgiving Charlton Heston
OneNewsNow ^ | April, 8, 2008 | Brian Fitzpatrick

Posted on 04/19/2008 8:27:38 AM PDT by Perseverando

My grandfather was a college football star who even played for the NFL champs back in 1928, so I was looking forward to seeing George Clooney’s new 1920s football movie, Leatherheads, this weekend. That’s before I found out how Clooney, like many lefties in Hollywood and the news media, had treated the late Charlton Heston.

Clooney’s offense took place a few years back. According to Life Site News, “For his conservative stands, however, Heston was attacked and reviled by his Hollywood colleagues. In 2003 actor and leftist political activist George Clooney joked about Heston’s illness [Alzheimer’s disease], and, after Heston criticized him for the remark, he retorted, 'I don’t care. Charlton Heston is the head of the National Rifle Association. He deserves whatever anyone says about him.'”

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TOPICS: Religion; Society; TV/Movies
KEYWORDS: alzheimers; boycotthollywood; charltonheston; clooney; copkiller; culturewar; goldwater; heston; hollywood; hollywoodreds; nra; reagan

1 posted on 04/19/2008 8:27:38 AM PDT by Perseverando
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To: Perseverando

Great essay! So many truths!


2 posted on 04/19/2008 8:48:59 AM PDT by GOP Poet
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To: Perseverando

That is why I haven’t entered the theatres or rented their wares for over twenty years. I don’t care how “star-studded” or how many “thumbs up” it gets. When you patronize their movies, you might as well be giving a donation to Howard Dean. I myself would rather rent Ben Hur or The Greatest Story Ever Told but they are becoming so hard to find at the rental places.


3 posted on 04/19/2008 8:56:35 AM PDT by crusty old prospector
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To: Perseverando

I can’t forgive Charlton Heston either. I mean, the man was a great actor, a great citizen, a World War II veteran...what’s there to forgive?


4 posted on 04/19/2008 8:58:31 AM PDT by Tennessee_Bob ("Those who "abjure" violence can only do so because others are committing violence on their behalf.")
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To: crusty old prospector
I myself would rather rent Ben Hur or The Greatest Story Ever Told but they are becoming so hard to find at the rental places.

Just buy them

5 posted on 04/19/2008 9:03:39 AM PDT by NRA1995 (Bill Clinton: HILLARY!'s other big ass)
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To: crusty old prospector
"That is why I haven’t entered the theatres or rented their wares for over twenty years."

Just download the movies for free. :p

6 posted on 04/19/2008 9:05:53 AM PDT by KoRn (CTHULHU '08 - I won't settle for a lesser evil any longer!)
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To: GOP Poet

He was one of the last of the “real men” remaining in Hollywood.


7 posted on 04/19/2008 9:09:24 AM PDT by Parley Baer
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To: Perseverando

george clooney...little man with a grudge. He couldn’t hold a candle to the great Charleton Heston.


8 posted on 04/19/2008 9:11:01 AM PDT by cubreporter
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To: GOP Poet
Anyone who belittles a person with Exhumer's disease, can't possibly realize how demeaning it is to themselves. Unless you have had to deal with a loved one with the condition, there is no way you can conceive how devastating it is the the afflicted as well as the care giver(s).

I do not believe Mr Clooney is so crass as to mean what he has stated. I pray that his subsequent actions will prove me right. I apologize for the rant.

9 posted on 04/19/2008 9:11:48 AM PDT by Know et al (Everything I know I read in the newspaper and that's the reason for my ignorance. Will Rogers)
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To: Know et al

Exhumers = Alzheimer’s sorry


10 posted on 04/19/2008 9:12:41 AM PDT by Know et al (Everything I know I read in the newspaper and that's the reason for my ignorance. Will Rogers)
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To: Perseverando

Clooney’s movies are garbage he is a Leftist Scumbag

I never watch anything with Clooney in it.

piss on that Commie rat


11 posted on 04/19/2008 9:25:31 AM PDT by LtKerst (Lt Kerst)
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To: Know et al

I do not believe Mr Clooney is so crass as to mean what he has stated. I pray that his subsequent actions will prove me right. I apologize for the rant.

I hope he was just kidding myself. Ever sense he started saying stupid things, I have not had any desire to see his movies. I sorta wanted to see Ocean 13 but decided not too. Maybe it will come on tv someday and I will watch it but unless some absolutely incredible movie comes out that he is in (must be Titanic type) than I will not see his.


12 posted on 04/19/2008 9:25:43 AM PDT by napscoordinator
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To: Know et al

He ment it. Said it out loud to the public, but supposedly apologized for it in a letter to Heston in private. Chickensh!t coward like all Liberals. But no matter. 50 years latter we still watch Ten Commandments and Ben Hur. 5 mins after Clooney dies we’ll say. “What was he in?” or “I thought Rosemary Clooney died years ago?” George Clooney like most of all Hollywood is utterly meaningless and produces nothing of substance!


13 posted on 04/19/2008 9:26:28 AM PDT by Bommer (Hmmm who to vote for? A Far leftist? A Radical Leftist? Or a Republican that enjoys being a Leftist?)
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To: crusty old prospector

Amazon is your friend. You can find almost anything you want.

http://www.amazon.com/Ben-Hur-Charlton-Heston/dp/B000056BP4/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=dvd&qid=1208622468&sr=1-1

http://www.amazon.com/Greatest-Story-Ever-Told-Movie/dp/B0002BO05S/ref=pd_bbs_sr_1?ie=UTF8&s=dvd&qid=1208622515&sr=8-1


14 posted on 04/19/2008 9:31:10 AM PDT by Sue Perkick (And I hope that what I've done here today doesn't force you to have a negative opinion of me....)
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To: crusty old prospector
they are becoming so hard to find at the rental places.,

Try your library......I can't get new releases because they are always on hold but any old ones are pretty much ready to be picked up.

Best of all, they're free.....

15 posted on 04/19/2008 9:44:52 AM PDT by Hot Tabasco
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To: Perseverando

Mr Heston was a great man.


16 posted on 04/19/2008 9:56:51 AM PDT by devere (http://www.usmm.net/p2/thiswar.jpg)
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To: Perseverando

unfortunately when it comes to being a class act, george clooney is a complete opposite of how his aunt was.


17 posted on 04/19/2008 9:58:52 AM PDT by JohnLongIsland
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To: Bommer
He ment it. Said it out loud to the public,

Anything I/ve ever said while sober I've meant. Anything I've ever said while drinking should be taken with a grain of salt..........

Clooney was sober......

18 posted on 04/19/2008 10:01:42 AM PDT by Hot Tabasco
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To: cubreporter

When asked his reaction to Clooney’s personal attacks Heston simply but effectively replied, “I guess class can skip a generation.” In reference to Clooney’s dad and most especially his Aunt Rosemary.


19 posted on 04/19/2008 10:13:48 AM PDT by xkaydet65 (spot on)
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To: crusty old prospector
I myself would rather rent Ben Hur or The Greatest Story Ever Told but they are becoming so hard to find at the rental places.

Netflix.com ... get just about any movie you want delivered to your front steps.. Save yourself the liberal crap hype from the local video rental store. Keep it and view it as often as you want... share it with a friend... just can't beat it except the occasional cracked disk that arrives at time via the US mail.

20 posted on 04/19/2008 10:19:31 AM PDT by LowOiL ("I don't need Mr. Keyes lecturing me on Christianity. That's why I have a pastor." — Barack Obama)
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To: crusty old prospector
me too...I'd like to think it hits them in the pocket book but there are too many oprahites out there...mindless superficial sheeple that follow the latest poop.

but it makes me feel better to know that I don't give howood money...

21 posted on 04/19/2008 10:21:35 AM PDT by cherry
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To: LtKerst

My list of movies that I’m willing to pay hard cash money for is getting longer and longer. I’m just not willing to give these left-wingers out there any of my money and frankly, they aren’t good at what they like to call “acting.” Goes for renting their movies too. And it also goes for cartoons that use them for voices. Whoopi Goldberg is at top of that list.

One of these days — maybe — Hollywood will realize that they’ve shot themselves in the foot when the revenue stream continues in its freefall.

George Clooney isn’t alone — I read somewhere yesterday that Tom Cruise and John Travolta now think that are part of a “new race.”

For sure they have a right to their own opinions. And I have a right to voice my opinion of them and their political points of view by staying away from their movies.


22 posted on 04/19/2008 10:34:28 AM PDT by quintr
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To: quintr

thought I proofread the post better.

Should read “list of movies that I’m NOT willing to pay for ...

Fixed it.


23 posted on 04/19/2008 10:39:20 AM PDT by quintr
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To: xkaydet65

I would question Heston’s diagnosis if he was sharp enough to provide such a perfect answer to George Clooney. It’s difficult to get my wife to go along, but whenever I see George Clooney or his ilk on TV, I leave the room and sign on to Free Republic. Or turn up Limbaugh, Hannity, Savage, Levin, Medved, or Prager really loud to drown him out.


24 posted on 04/19/2008 10:45:35 AM PDT by LongTimeMILurker
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To: crusty old prospector
> I myself would rather rent Ben Hur or The Greatest Story Ever Told but they are becoming so hard to find at the rental places.

Get yourself a DVD recorder (one-time investment), a stack of blank DVDs, and tune in to TCM and Fox Movie Channel. You will quickly build a library of great movies, from back when actors actually knew how to act.

25 posted on 04/19/2008 10:48:53 AM PDT by NewJerseyJoe (Rat mantra: "Facts are meaningless! You can use facts to prove anything that's even remotely true!")
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To: Perseverando

clooney is a weenie.


26 posted on 04/19/2008 11:02:31 AM PDT by television is just wrong
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To: xkaydet65

Good response.


27 posted on 04/19/2008 11:42:17 AM PDT by cubreporter
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To: LowOiL

OK, I think that we may have to try it. I am always getting mailers from them but have never used them.


28 posted on 04/19/2008 1:28:56 PM PDT by crusty old prospector
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To: NewJerseyJoe

Good idea. That is my daughter’s favorite channel. I always walk in and she is watching some Audrey Hepburn movie on it.


29 posted on 04/19/2008 1:30:15 PM PDT by crusty old prospector
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To: Hot Tabasco

Our church also has a library of classics but we have rented just about every one that they have.


30 posted on 04/19/2008 1:31:12 PM PDT by crusty old prospector
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To: quintr

What makes more mad is that use losers like that and the Eddie Murphy’s of the world to voice over their cartoons. I just not have my kids searching for their previous works before they became “Rated G”.


31 posted on 04/19/2008 1:33:56 PM PDT by crusty old prospector
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To: KoRn

Pray tell from where? Wouldn’t I be a pirate then, matey? I guess I let my kids use Limewire to download their music (amazingly mostly 80’s stuff) so I am already walking the plank.


32 posted on 04/19/2008 1:43:39 PM PDT by crusty old prospector
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To: crusty old prospector
Also search your library's catalog of great movies on DVD. (Lots available on inter-library loan, too.) Then get DVD Shrink (free program) and AnyDVD (cheap), and use your PC to build up your classic movie library.

Before I hear from the copyright people.... if your taxes pay for the public library, and you're making a copy for your use only, I think that would fall under Fair Use.

33 posted on 04/19/2008 5:21:39 PM PDT by NewJerseyJoe (Rat mantra: "Facts are meaningless! You can use facts to prove anything that's even remotely true!")
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To: Perseverando

I picture Heston and John Wayne fishing somewhere. Two of America’s finest.


34 posted on 04/19/2008 10:56:34 PM PDT by rfreedom4u (My Freedom of speech trumps your feelings!)
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To: Perseverando

I was going to call Clooney an asshome, but then I decided that wasn’t nice. Why should I insult all the asshomes out there by comparing them to Clooney. Apologies to all the assholes out there.


35 posted on 04/19/2008 10:59:19 PM PDT by Darren McCarty (Just when I thought I was out, they pull me back in - Michael Corleone)
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To: xkaydet65
LOL on Heston's remark on class.

Clooney and these people on the left just don't get it. Their bitterness blinds them in so many ways.

I wonder if Barry Hussein Obama considers these libs bitter?

36 posted on 04/20/2008 4:49:16 AM PDT by Northern Yankee (Freedom Needs A Soldier)
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To: Bommer

Oh you know that Clooney guy. He was in that one about the giant killer tomatoes. No, not the GOOD one.


37 posted on 04/22/2008 11:40:09 PM PDT by weegee (Vote Obama 2008 for a bitter America.)
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