Skip to comments.U.S. could use more girlie men (B.Y.O.B.B.)
Posted on 08/20/2006 1:19:02 PM PDT by Lorianne
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Feminism and girly men will get you dead surer than small pox.
But he hadn't gotten that far up yet and there WERE shanties there, when The Dakota was first built. Go look it up. :-)
Each to his/her own.
Yeah....and "Friends" lasted forever.
There is a moral here, somewhere.
I don't like SHOWTIME and we haven't had it for years. Maybe we need to switch.....now.
DEADWOOD is as great a show as anything the Brits have ever turned out and they've done the best T.V. for decades.
'Cuz y'know, the world is just like television!
My next sentence was "It does no good to offer the bad guys something, if they can just take it without having to negotiate with you over it".
A wealthy country which is not able to defend it's wealth, will not keep its wealth
Depends on how you define wealth. Today the "wealth of nations" is partly defined by its markets. That is to say, how many people available to buy stuff? What's the exchange rate? What is the average income?
It's mistake to define national strength purely in military terms.
Did George Orwell ever say: "People sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf?" Or: "We sleep safely at night because rough men stand ready to visit violence on those who would harm us?"
Not exactly. But he did make comments that were along similar lines. In his essay on Rudyard Kipling (1942), Orwell wrote: "[Kipling] sees clearly that men can only be highly civilized while other men, inevitably less civilised, are there to guard and feed them." (Thanks to Keith Ammann for this). And in his 'Notes on Nationalism' (1945) he wrote: "Those who "abjure" violence can only do so because others are committing violence on their behalf." (Thanks to Parbety). Where the rough men crept in is anyone's guess.
He boxed, fought, and acted more like a man than most men do today. Hell he was at one time a boxing promoter and fught on and off for years.
As to his love life how many men have had movies based on their love affairs? Oh I can think of one "The Whole Wide World" based on Howard's.
So he never married? and yes he stayed and cared for his Mother who was dying of Tuberculoisis. Wow he was such a wuss of a man.
Miss Robyn can enjoy her freedom to spout inannities...unfortunately those who fail to fully understand exactly where their freedoms come from will quickly lose them.
"Good people sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf"
Read Dark Valley Destiny. The guy was clearly out of his mind. But I mean that in the best possible way. Really. His weirdness allowed him to create these entire, fully-imagined worlds.
Again, his love life was weird. His mother kept him away from girls and girls away from him. I believe the one woman he actually dated (Price?)didn't last long.
Funny! Thanks for the post.
He dated her steadily for several years almost married her and yes his mother tried her best to quash the relationship.
I personally believe and there is evidence he suffered mild schizophrenia which would have had no medical treatment in the 30's.
I became fascinated with him several years ago. The writing is, well, other worldly. He wasn't some guy churning out hack work ala Max Brand (aka Frederick Faust).
At a cocktail party once I asked a person who knew the genre about as well as anyone alive at the time if he was gay. Her reply was that he might have been at one time, but was way far beyond that by the time he was an adult.
Having read alot about Howard and having relatives who knew him there is very little chance he was gay. That's one of the charges that really pissed off His ex lover and the reason she wrote "The Whole Wide World". Remember he killed himself at 30 and dated Ms Price for several years during his twenties. He did kill himself upon his mother's death but he told people for years that was exactly what he was going to do even saying he was going to blow his brains out. His reason was he could not bear the thought of growing old and infirm.
The person I spoke to said he was "beyond that" meaning that he had pretty much sunk into his own world. The same charges of being gay were brought against Hoover, which were also false.
"The same charges of being gay were brought against Hoover, which were also false."
When Russia opened records to public scrutiny following the fall of the USSR, it was proved that the KGB was the source of those false rumors.
Right and some woman in the U.S. who was mad at him for some obscure reason.
I don't think she really loves anything. And that's a big part of her problem. She can "love" Deadwood, but she doesn't like what it represents. She is not able to commit to really liking anything, let alone loving it. She's too busy trying to determine if her status as a feminist is being threatened, ignored, usurped or in any way endangered, and she'll decide what endangered means. It's not easy to be a perpetually dissatisfied feminist.
She just strikes me as a fool.
Oh undoubtedly, I didn't mean to imply that she was anything more.
I must have seen a different show called Deadwood.
You saw the surface of the ocean and didn't realized there was more beneath the waves.
One man's ocean is another man's ... um, chamber pot.
I'm almost amused by the childish "it's really deep ... you just don't see it!" that kids have been telling their parents about their latest stupid favorite show for years and years.
What you revere as elegant language (gag me!) I regard as several orders of magnitude more stupid and contrived than that of any Randolph Scott film.
Al Swearengen: Wave a penny under the Jew's nose; if they got living breath in them, brings them right around.
Wow. That's deep.
Al Swearengen: Pain or damage don't end the world. Or despair or f-ing beatings. The world ends when you're dead. Until then, you got more punishment in store. Stand it like a man... and give some back.
I implore you to rent the first three episodes on DVD. I think you'll then go on to many more hours of pleasure.
I think I'll watch my four seasons of Farscape another dozen times first, Grasshopper.
And then set Street Fighter on perpetual replay ....
Personally I cannot think of a book that was boring the first 100 pages and then got good.
Really, though, I can't remember a worse hour and a half of TV than Deadwood. Possibly the recent episode of All My Children I saw at the dentist. But that was only half an hour. Of the thousands of shows and movies filmed that I haven't seen, the one that, from what I've seen so far, is terrible is gonna be at the bottom of the heap with The O.C. and Teletubbies.
When it comes to matters of intelligence, manhood, warfare and how to beat an enemy, I find myself strangely compelled to put my faith in the fighter pilot rather than some effeminate, emasculated professor who embraces the same ideology of surrender as Jimmah Carter.
He is also co-founder and co-director of the Delta Prize for Global Understanding, an annual award (presented in recent years to President Jimmy and Rosalyn Carter, Archbishop Desmond Tutu, President Mikhail Gorbachev, UN High Commissioner Sadako Ogata, and President Vaclav Havel).
OK, so this assclown is affiliated with the same school of thought as that raving idiot Carter. 'Nuff said...
She needs to read some Heinlein:
"Violence never solves anything."
"So? I'm sure the city fathers of Carthage would be glad to know that. Anyone who clings to the historically untrue-and thoroughly immoral-doctrine that "violence never solves anything" I would advise to conjure the ghost of Napoleon Bonaparte and of the Duke of Wellington and let them debate it. The ghost of Hitler could referee, and the jury could be the Dodo, the Great Auk, and the Passenger Pidgeon. Violence, naked force, has settled more issues in history than has any other factor, and the contrary opinion is wishful thinking at its worst. Breeds that forget this basic truth have always paid for it with their lives and freedoms."
"A 'Pacifist Male' is a contradiction in terms. Most self-described 'pacifists' are not pacific; they simply assume false colors. When the wind changes they hoist the Jolly Roger."
I could go on and on...
Ok....I now know where you stand. Instant gratification takes too long.
"Personally I cannot think of a book that was boring the first 100 pages and then got good."
Ok....I now know where you stand. Instant gratification takes too long.
What the hell are you talking about? I think you're replying to the wrong person. I never wrote the statement in quotes above.
You are correct....my apologies.
As I mention in an earlier post, if you were trying to recreate the reaction of the 1939 movie crowd to the "Frankly my dear....I don't give a damn" ending of GWTW to a modern day audience you would need to change it to something like, "Frankly my dear....you can suck my....!"
Let's talk slitting stewardesses' throats with box cutters.
Let's talk feeding women into shredders feet-first.
Hell, for that matter, let's talk shooting women in the head or stoning them.
One cannot reason with an enemy who cares not for his own life.
MAD doesn't work with suicidal maniacs, so we must therefore kill them before they kill us.
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