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It’s a shame that Fred Thompson is too young to have played Matt Dillon..(Anti-gun Richard Cohen)
West Central Tribune ^ | August 01, 2007 | Richard Cohen

Posted on 08/01/2007 5:56:39 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

Edited on 08/02/2007 6:57:18 AM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]

It’s a shame that Fred Thompson is too young to have played Matt Dillon, the no-nonsense marshal of Dodge City in the long-running radio and television series “Gunsmoke.” That role on the radio went to William Conrad (later TV’s “Cannon”) and on television to James Arness. But whether TV or radio, Marshal Dillon had the same policy for cowboys when they rode into Dodge: They had to surrender their guns.


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Seems to me that the MSM and the democrats (excuse the redundancy) are spending a heck of a lot of time pounding on Fred Thompson. Why would that be, do you think?
1 posted on 08/01/2007 5:56:49 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

So much crap in so few words. Cohen should cut his screed into pieces and sell it to organic farmers.


2 posted on 08/01/2007 6:02:52 PM PDT by sergeantdave
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Richard Cohen's common sense is far from it. He states that " The more guns you have, the greater the chance they will be used.".

The truth is the more guns there are in a situation, the higher the risk to the first shooter to use one, ergo, they will not be used at all.

The same sort of logic applied to atom bombs. When only the United States had atom bombs, they used all of them. When there were several players in the game, all with lots of bombs, no one used any of them.

Richard knows that I know that he knows better than to push the old "the fewer the better" when it comes to guns. It's no more true for firearms than for women (from the male perspective) ~ in fact, he probably could have beaten the sexual harrassment rap that advertising gal laid on him if there's been 10 times her number ~ they'd been competing for his attention in fact.

3 posted on 08/01/2007 6:05:44 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Believe it or not, I agree with Thompson that other planets are also warming up. Earthlings are not the cause of that. Hey MSM, it’s the sun’s fault, stupid!


4 posted on 08/01/2007 6:09:42 PM PDT by Paperdoll ( Vote for Duncan Hunter in the Primaries for America's sake!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Hey Mr. Cohen, mind if I call you "Dick"? Gunsmoke and Marshall Dillon were fiction, ya know, like the world you live in. The rest of us live in the real world, the world where a large part of our Armed Forces are made up of college aged males.Ya know, just those ones that you don't think are responsible enough to have guns.

Oh and Dick, anyone with a bit of reason and logic can see past the "global warming" hype. Why can't you?

5 posted on 08/01/2007 6:09:56 PM PDT by Eagles6
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6 posted on 08/01/2007 6:10:22 PM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Nothing like missing the point. Thompson’s point about the other planets warming up is it shows that the sun is doing the global warming by itself, without any effect from man. Therefore treaties in which certain countries slow down their economic growth serve no purpose toward preventing GW.


7 posted on 08/01/2007 6:14:47 PM PDT by JohnEBoy (AT)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

It’s a shame that the cadaverish Cohen is too old to play Pee Wee Herman in a sequel. He’s a True DemocRAT and a threat to us all.


8 posted on 08/01/2007 6:21:44 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (You know you are a great American when a Kennedy calls you a traitor.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
In the opening of "Gunsmoke", Matt Dillon gunned down a bad guy. Every Week!

They actually did remove that opening later in the series.

9 posted on 08/01/2007 6:28:16 PM PDT by BallyBill (Serial Hit-N-Run poster)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
"Marshal Dillon had the same policy for cowboys when they rode into Dodge: They had to surrender their guns."

And in doing so, became the first liberal idiot who violated their constitutional rights, and dangerously close to being the first liberal declaring marshal law in an American state.

10 posted on 08/01/2007 6:30:55 PM PDT by Nathan Zachary
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Liberals always argue in simplistic, over generalized one dimensional terms. They never consider complexities or long term outcomes. They are driven by emotion (dare I say, madness) and not the search for truth. Both the gun arguments and climate change are classics. As far as climate change goes, man may be making a small contribution but has no significance if the sun and geological manifestations (eg volcanic activity) represent the “rate limiting steps” using chemistry jargon. Quite frankly, the market will solve the climate change problem long before a committee of hysterical liberals can work out the seating arrangements.


11 posted on 08/01/2007 6:32:16 PM PDT by generalhammond
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To: BallyBill
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12 posted on 08/01/2007 6:35:51 PM PDT by Cobra64 (www.BulletBras.net)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
“Mars and Jupiter, non-signatories to the Kyoto treaty” — are also warming up. That may be the case, but it does not mean that little ol’ Earth is not also warming up

Thompson's point goes right over the head of this simpleton.

13 posted on 08/01/2007 6:36:00 PM PDT by Always Right
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
"Thompson managed to mock scientists by saying that other planetary bodies — “Mars and Jupiter, non-signatories to the Kyoto treaty” — are also warming up. That may be the case, but it does not mean that little ol’ Earth is not also warming up — and since we live here it is best that something be done.

I guess Cohen never took a breath and paused long enough to realize that there aren't any humans on those planets to make nasty co2, so it isn't why those planets, or earth, are warming up, and that there is nothing humans can do to stop nature from doing what it has always been doing for thousands (or millions if you are from that school) of years on those and this planet.

14 posted on 08/01/2007 6:37:43 PM PDT by Nathan Zachary
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Richard Cohen is a dildo.


15 posted on 08/01/2007 7:19:07 PM PDT by ought-six ("Give me liberty, or give me death!")
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To: ought-six

Cohen is a butt dildo. His uncle Leon Trotsky held similar views as Mr. Cohen. Wow, I’m shocked!!


16 posted on 08/01/2007 7:23:01 PM PDT by Comparative Advantage
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
They had to surrender their guns. Only out of towners, and then only if they wanted to visit saloons or other establishments. Townsfolk were fully armed, and often used those arms to support the Marshall or his duputies. The out of town cowpokes got their guns back on the way out of town. In the real world, as well as the reel world.

Forgot that part, didn't you, ya slimy gun grabber? (The author, not the poster).

17 posted on 08/01/2007 7:23:55 PM PDT by El Gato ("The Second Amendment is the RESET button of the United States Constitution." -- Doug McKay)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Actually Mr. Cohen makes a valid point.

Fred Thompson is a threat.

I have not seen the MSM ths afraid in some time.


18 posted on 08/01/2007 7:33:27 PM PDT by ejonesie22 (I am not really a Fred basher, I just play one on Free Republic. THOMPSON 2008!)
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To: Nathan Zachary

Marshall Dillon NEVER made anyone surrender their guns when they road into town. I have seen every episode ever made and not once did he ever make cowboys give up their weapons. I would like Cohen to cite one episode that this happened and shame on you for falling for his lies. Besides, James Arness would never have played a character who was a liberal. Jim was and still is a staunch conservative (after all, one of his closest friends was John Wayne).


19 posted on 08/01/2007 7:36:30 PM PDT by Russ
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Thompson is right about guns.


20 posted on 08/01/2007 7:38:42 PM PDT by Saundra Duffy (Romney Rocks!!!)
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To: Russ

John Wayne was offered the role of Matt Dillon, turned it down, but nominated his friend James Arness for the job.


21 posted on 08/01/2007 7:39:10 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (Cuius testiculos habeas, habeas cardia et cerebellum)
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To: ejonesie22

They sure want us to pick Rudy McRomney. Why would that be?


22 posted on 08/01/2007 7:40:24 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (Cuius testiculos habeas, habeas cardia et cerebellum)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Wow, they are REALLy afraid of Fred.


23 posted on 08/01/2007 7:44:15 PM PDT by Pistolshot (Every woman, who can, should learn to shoot, and carry a gun.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
I was and are still an avid Gunsmoke viewer. I only remember a few episodes when the Marshal told all the cowboys to rack their guns upon entering Dodge. Usually ones coming off of a long cattle drive AND he always went out to the herd or sent a Deputy out to let them know ahead of time. The writers were very precise on the point. Writer went the long way to try and get an opinion.

Oh and yes the press is becoming preoccupied with Fred. I guess McCainiac is too boring now that his money dried up.

24 posted on 08/01/2007 7:47:37 PM PDT by mad_as_he$$ (Beware of the seminar poster.)
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To: Politicalmom; Sturm Ruger; Jim Robinson

Ping!


25 posted on 08/01/2007 7:48:01 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (Cuius testiculos habeas, habeas cardia et cerebellum)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Gee, I wonder...


26 posted on 08/01/2007 7:51:00 PM PDT by ejonesie22 (I am not really a Fred basher, I just play one on Free Republic. THOMPSON 2008!)
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To: Russ
Marshall Dillon NEVER made anyone surrender their guns when they road into town. I have seen every episode ever made and not once did he ever make cowboys give up their weapons.

Cohen may be confusing "Gunsmoke" with the movie "Unforgiven".

27 posted on 08/01/2007 7:56:13 PM PDT by 6SJ7
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I thought Richard Cohen was dead!


28 posted on 08/01/2007 7:58:39 PM PDT by Tax-chick (All the main characters die, and then the Prince of Sweden delivers the Epilogue.)
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29 posted on 08/01/2007 8:06:31 PM PDT by Politicalmom (Of the potential GOP front runners, FT has one of the better records on immigration.- NumbersUSA)
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If dead liberals can vote, why not write opinion pieces? :)


30 posted on 08/01/2007 8:14:40 PM PDT by Politicalmom (Of the potential GOP front runners, FT has one of the better records on immigration.- NumbersUSA)
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To: cormanicus

How can you have joined FR on August 2, 2007 when it isn’t even here yet?


32 posted on 08/01/2007 8:48:27 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (Cuius testiculos habeas, habeas cardia et cerebellum)
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To: muawiyah
"The same sort of logic applied to atom bombs. When only the United States had atom bombs, they used all of them. When there were several players in the game, all with lots of bombs, no one used any of them."

Exactly! MAD is the best deterrent to any aggression, with exception to jihadists.

33 posted on 08/01/2007 8:49:10 PM PDT by KoRn (Just Say NO ....To Liberal Republicans - FRED THOMPSON FOR PRESIDENT!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Sounds like Mr. Cohen hates cowboys as much as he hates guns.

To which I say, “Yippie-ki-yay, motherf****r...”


34 posted on 08/01/2007 8:50:54 PM PDT by OCCASparky (Steely-Eyed Killer of the Deep)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
"How can you have joined FR on August 2, 2007 when it isn’t even here yet?"

They got one of those new time machines that came out last week with the latest and greatest OS with podcasting capability. You haven't got one yet?

35 posted on 08/01/2007 8:55:01 PM PDT by KoRn (Just Say NO ....To Liberal Republicans - FRED THOMPSON FOR PRESIDENT!)
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To: muawiyah

“The same sort of logic applied to atom bombs. When only the United States had atom bombs, they used all of them. When there were several players in the game, all with lots of bombs, no one used any of them.”

Sorry, we didn’t use “all” of our atomic weapons on Japan. IIRC, we had about five more, and would’ve been able to put together about a dozen more in a short time frame. If Japan had surrendered after the first attack, no other weapon would’ve been used. Japan as an enemy was very similar to the Muslims we face now, as many of them were not afraid to die. I fear that nuclear weapons will be used in the war on terror before all is said and done.


36 posted on 08/01/2007 8:59:54 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (Cuius testiculos habeas, habeas cardia et cerebellum)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Methinks he doth protest too much.


37 posted on 08/01/2007 9:09:33 PM PDT by concretebob (I'm NOT pro-war, I'm ANTI - TERRORIST)
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To: 6SJ7

Actually, it was Wyatt Earp in Tombstone AZ and Dodge City KS who made the cattle drivers surrender their weapons at the city limits.


38 posted on 08/01/2007 9:12:41 PM PDT by concretebob (I'm NOT pro-war, I'm ANTI - TERRORIST)
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Why did you remove #31?
I didn't think it was over the line.
Just curious.
39 posted on 08/01/2007 9:14:49 PM PDT by concretebob (I'm NOT pro-war, I'm ANTI - TERRORIST)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Apparently, Mr. Cohen never actually watched “Gunsmoke”. The re-runs are on every weekend, and everybody wears guns all the time. Why are libs always so anxious to prove how stupid they are?


40 posted on 08/01/2007 9:15:27 PM PDT by ozzymandus
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To: concretebob

Collateral damage. He was a troll who was NUKED. That takes out all his posts, some of which may be OK.


41 posted on 08/01/2007 9:22:31 PM PDT by Admin Moderator
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You nuked his DNA?


42 posted on 08/01/2007 9:26:02 PM PDT by REDWOOD99
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

LOL!!


43 posted on 08/01/2007 9:32:30 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker ( Hunter/Thompson/Thompson/Hunter in 08! "Read my lips....No new RINO's" !!)
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To: Cobra64

Wire Paladin, San Francisco!


44 posted on 08/01/2007 9:33:36 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker ( Hunter/Thompson/Thompson/Hunter in 08! "Read my lips....No new RINO's" !!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“How can you have joined FR on August 2, 2007 when it isn’t even here yet?”

Asia? : )


45 posted on 08/01/2007 9:35:19 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker ( Hunter/Thompson/Thompson/Hunter in 08! "Read my lips....No new RINO's" !!)
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To: El Gato
They had to surrender their guns. Only out of towners, and then only if they wanted to visit saloons or other establishments. Townsfolk were fully armed, and often used those arms to support the Marshall or his duputies. The out of town cowpokes got their guns back on the way out of town. In the real world, as well as the reel world.

You got it right. The bartender at the Longbranch saloon kept a double barreled shotgun behind the bar and Miss Kitty was known to pull out a derringer from its hiding place on occasion and send the bad guy to his just rewards.

46 posted on 08/01/2007 9:43:11 PM PDT by cpdiii (Pharmacist, Pilot, Geologist, Oil Field Trash and proud of it.)
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To: JMack

Great, as far as it goes. I have a problem, though. One can enlist (and may be drafted) at 18 years of age (17 with parent or guardians permission). Shouldn’t there be an exception for those with an active duty or reserve military ID card, so that they might carry, drink alcohol, and other things normally reserved for civilian 21 year olds?


48 posted on 08/02/2007 12:21:23 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (Cuius testiculos habeas, habeas cardia et cerebellum)
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50 posted on 08/02/2007 5:26:39 AM PDT by Travis McGee (--- www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com ---)
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