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‘In Life, You’ve Got to Stand for Something’: Vet Refuses to Show ‘The Butler’ at His Movie Theater
The Blaze ^ | August 22, 2013 | Liz Klimas

Posted on 08/22/2013 8:37:12 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

A Korean War veteran who has owned a movie theater in central Kentucky for more than three decades is refusing to run “The Butler” due to the anti-Vietnam War stance of one of its lead actresses.

Ike Boutwell, who opened MoviePalace and Showtime Cinemas in Elizabethtown in the 1980s, told the News-Enterprise that in all these years he has not, to his knowledge, let one movie with Jane Fonda play in his theater....

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: Kentucky
KEYWORDS: hanoijane; hollywood; janefonda; kentucky; koreanwar; nothanks; thebutler; veteran
I need to find his e-mail or real address and thank him.
1 posted on 08/22/2013 8:37:13 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I sure hope that other theater owners join his boycott!


2 posted on 08/22/2013 8:38:30 PM PDT by Taxman (So that the beautiful pressure does not diminish!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

They will label him a racist, but I’m proud of him taking a stand.


3 posted on 08/22/2013 8:39:26 PM PDT by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“Stand for something or die for nothing.” John Rambo - Rambo IV.


4 posted on 08/22/2013 8:41:08 PM PDT by 3Fingas (Sons and Daughters for Freedom and Restoration of the Republic)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Jane Fonda is Nancy Reagan?

At first I was apathetic to the movie since I knew little about it, now I know I will never watch it.

What a sick joke.


5 posted on 08/22/2013 8:41:11 PM PDT by Shadow44
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The Jane Fonda problem is real.

There are former POWs who are eyewitnesses to her giving comfort and aid to the enemy and the direct consequences to our beloved troops for her having done so.

No Viet Nam Vet could ever allow her presence in any way. It’s unimaginable to me.

If he takes one stitch of grief over this it will be a travesty.


6 posted on 08/22/2013 8:44:27 PM PDT by stanne
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To: stanne

One day many Vietnam Vets will drink some beer just before they visit her grave.


7 posted on 08/22/2013 8:53:27 PM PDT by laplata (Liberals don't get it .... their minds are diseased.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Oh, he’s a Korean War vet standing in solidarity with Viet Nam Vets, as all Americans could.

How about this, from the article:

“. . .The actress, who was an outspoken opponent of the conflict,. . .”

Ah, great journalism there.

Actually, and there are witnesses and published photos, she visited Hanoi DURING the conflict and interacted, on behalf of the North Vietnamese captors, with our beloved POWs, with the intent and the effect of demoralizing them.

Pilots who had been shot down and had been tortured and many killed, for 6 and 7 years, whose families didn’t know whether they were alive for all those years. Fonda could have passed a message to the wives.

She joined the enemy.


8 posted on 08/22/2013 8:54:52 PM PDT by stanne
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To: stanne
If he takes one stitch of grief over this it will be a travesty.

We will stand behind him and ALL vets who support his actions and give more grief back in memory of all those that died in Nam and those who were willing to give their life FOR America. Scr*w fonda and the rest of commies. The war continues!

I didn't care what Butler was about but the sneak preview the vet just gave tells me all I need to know. Starve the commies - boycott it and spread the word. Easy for me, I haven't been to the movies in over 25 years.

9 posted on 08/22/2013 8:58:48 PM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Finally, a man with some backbone.


10 posted on 08/22/2013 8:58:50 PM 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: laplata

Sigh, they are aging so rapidly.

Living in those conditions, watching friends suffer to the point of death, being tied up in darkness for days alone, years of it.

It’s not like being married to a billionaire going to the spa, having detox treatments, sweatin’ to the oldies.

This guy deserves a lot of love mail for his stance. He knows these wonderful men of character. They are vastly underrated by our media and culture.


11 posted on 08/22/2013 9:00:38 PM PDT by stanne
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To: MeneMeneTekelUpharsin

Refreshing, isn’t it?


12 posted on 08/22/2013 9:00:57 PM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Good for him!


13 posted on 08/22/2013 9:14:22 PM PDT by davisfh
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Ike Boutwell, this veteran of the Vietnam war* stands with you, sir.

Good on ya!

.

*(full disclosure, not a "Vietnam vet")

.

14 posted on 08/22/2013 9:15:11 PM PDT by Seaplaner (Never give in. Never give in. Never...except to convictions of honour and good sense. W. Churchill)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I’ve not watched anything she’s in since that bitch wrecked the nuclear power industry in the 70s. Pizz be upon her...


15 posted on 08/22/2013 9:30:29 PM PDT by bigbob
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Boycott Hanoi Jane.


16 posted on 08/22/2013 9:32:30 PM PDT by TBP (Obama lies, Granny dies.)
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To: Shadow44
Jane Fonda is Nancy Reagan?

Just in case anyone was wondering if Hollyweird was small-minded and vindictive.

17 posted on 08/22/2013 9:54:08 PM PDT by Ezekiel (The Obama-nation began with the Inauguration of Desolation.)
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To: laplata

Dibs on the rubber boots concession.


18 posted on 08/22/2013 9:55:06 PM PDT by BykrBayb (Somewhere, my flower is there. ~ Ʋ)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Post his e mail when you find it — I’d like to thank him too.

Lest we forget:

“In July-August 1972 Fonda made her infamous trip to North Vietnam. By this time, over 50,000 Americans had been killed in the war. While there, she posed for pictures on an anti-aircraft gun that had been used to shoot down American planes, and she volunteered to do aradio broadcast from Hanoi. She made approximately eight radio addresses, during which she told American pilots in the area:

‘Use of  these bombs or condoning the use of these bombs makes one a war criminal … and in the past, in Germany and Japan, men who committed these kinds of crimes were tried and executed.’ 

Fonda’s propaganda efforts played a major role in prolonging the war and increasing the death toll. As North Vietnamese Colonel Bui Tin explained in a postwar interview with The Wall Street Journal, the American antiwar movement ‘was essential to our strategy. Visits to Hanoi by people like Jane Fonda . . . gave us confidence that we should hold on in the face of battlefield reverses.’”

Her actions are unforgivable, IMO.


19 posted on 08/22/2013 10:27:37 PM PDT by Bon of Babble (Oh, What Fresh Hell Is This??)
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To: Bon of Babble

Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/etownmoviepalace


20 posted on 08/22/2013 10:36:06 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I aim to raise a million plus for Gov. Palin. What'll you do?.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
I need to find his e-mail or real address and thank him.

For yours or others use...here is his 'Movie Palace' Facebook page.

https://www.facebook.com/etownmoviepalace

21 posted on 08/22/2013 10:44:18 PM PDT by Stand Watch Listen
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To: laplata
One day many Vietnam Vets will drink some beer just before they visit her grave.

Perhaps on the return trip from the grave of the #1 traitor from that conflict - john french kerry.

22 posted on 08/22/2013 11:08:42 PM PDT by awelliott (What one generation tolerates, the next embraces....)
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To: Bon of Babble

I’m a Vietnam vet who heard Fonda call us `babykillers and war criminals’ on the shortwave in 1972. We could feel & see how NVA morale was strengthened by her treasonous words broadcast from Hanoi.

I have waited over forty years to learn of Jane Fonda meeting a violent end. However, Satan protects his own.

Bravo to this theater owner. Just like the restaurant owner years ago who refused to let Fonda enter after she bellowed, “Do you know who I am!!!?”

He replied, “Yes, I know who you are and you are not welcome here.”

I will rejoice at the news of the death of Jane Fonda.


23 posted on 08/22/2013 11:41:21 PM PDT by elcid1970 ("The Second Amendment is more important than Islam.")
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To: awelliott

I intend to eat a lot of chili beans with jalapenos and drink a lot of beer about 18 hours before I visit both their graves.
I want to not just piss on them, but give each one a big steaming pile of what I think they both are.


24 posted on 08/23/2013 12:22:14 AM PDT by 5th MEB (Progressives in the open; --- FIRE FOR EFFECT!!)
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To: laplata

I’ll do a large baked bean supper prior to my visit.


25 posted on 08/23/2013 2:22:20 AM PDT by maddog55 (America Rising.... Civil War II)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

FWIW, Elizabethtown or “E Town” is not far from Ft.Campbell,KY.

Plus this movie is mostly fiction.Loosely based on a ‘true story’.

His mom was never raped, his kid doesn’t die in Vietnam,etc,etc. If that’s a spoiler, tough shiite.


26 posted on 08/23/2013 5:33:37 AM PDT by TurboZamboni (Marx smelled bad & lived with his parents most his life.)
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To: laplata

LMAO Thank you for your Service Soldier.


27 posted on 08/23/2013 6:50:16 AM PDT by Rannug ("God has given it to me, let him who touches it beware.")
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To: Rannug

And thank you for your service!

We were up in I Corp and the B-52’s she wanted to shoot down helped us on more than one occasion.


28 posted on 08/23/2013 11:17:45 AM PDT by laplata (Liberals don't get it .... their minds are diseased.)
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