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Clint Eastwood To Speak At Republican Convention on Thursday: Fox News
deadline.com ^ | 8/29/12

Posted on 08/29/2012 9:17:37 PM PDT by Justaham

Clint Eastwood will be speaking at the Republican Convention in Tampa on Thursday according to Fox News. The network’s website is reporting that a GOP source confirmed “that Eastwood is indeed the mystery speaker”. Thursday night’s line-up has a “To Be Announced” speaker scheduled ahead of Senator Marco Rubio and GOP Presidential nominee Mitt Romney himself. Eastwood’s name was floated earlier this week as the speaker along with former VP nominee Sarah Palin, Donald Trump and even a hologram of former President Ronald Reagan. No stranger to politics, Eastwood served as the Mayor of Carmel, California from 1986 to 1988. He supported John McCain in 2008 and endorsed Mitt Romney earlier this month at a Sun Valley fundraiser. “Now more than ever do we need Mitt Romney, I’m going to be voting for him,” the Oscar winner said as the GOP nominee stood next to him on August 4. If Eastwood is really heading to Tampa to speak Thursday evening, he’s going to have to get going soon. Deadline has learned that as of Wednesday afternoon, the actor/director was still at his home in Carmel. Eastwood’s latest film, Trouble With The Curve comes out on September 21, 2012.

(Excerpt) Read more at deadline.com ...


TOPICS: Breaking News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2012rncconvention; clinteastwood; doyoufeelluckypunk; goahead; hangemhigh; makemyday; rnc; theunforgiven
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To: MinuteGal

——— I believe she’ll be endorsed by McCain as his successor when he retires-——

I somehow thought that was Megan’s future. I hope you are right though


101 posted on 08/30/2012 7:09:49 AM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... Present failure and impending death yield irrational action))
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To: libertarian27
Excellent! Although I was hoping it would be George..... George Obama :>)

THAT would be a priceless moment!!!!

102 posted on 08/30/2012 7:11:35 AM PDT by ScottinVA (If Obama is reelected, America will deserve every mockery that follows.)
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To: MinuteGal
I also think that she'll run for the Senate as an Arizonian. I believe she'll be endorsed by McCain as his successor when he retires, probably after he completes his present term. I think this is why she's describing him in such glowing terms these days.

Good thinking, MinuteGal!

103 posted on 08/30/2012 7:11:40 AM PDT by arasina (So there.)
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To: hawaiianninja

This is what I think will happen. I don’t see the big deal about Clint Eastwood, frankly.


104 posted on 08/30/2012 7:17:52 AM PDT by JudyinCanada
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To: bert; Paradox
This is a repost as it was intended to be posted on this thread not the one which it was posted.

My response was not so much against Clint Eastwood but what Eastwood's appearance represents.

When Team Mittens and the GOPe makes a concerted effort to keep the tough talking testosterone of the Tea Party off the stage in Tampa, they set themselves up for the sardonic ridicule embodied in my post.

They wanted some testosterone so they called in an eighty year old Hollywood icon to supply the much needed testosterone, but as honorable and decent a guy as Eastwood may be, his toughness comes from Hollywood scripts not from political warfare.

Team Mittens gives us a Hollywood icon while completely dismissing the Tea Party testosterone of Sarah Palin.

Attempting to replace the Tea Party testosterone that could have been provided by a real warrior named Sarah Palin is just plain cynical, and plays anyone taking this Ward and June Cleaver informerical seriously for a fool.

No one in my memory has been as viciously attacked as Sarah Palin. Sarah unlike Team Mittens is not testosterone challenged and she has always fought the good fight.

She never was a political insider even in her own state. She took on that GOPe bridge to nowhere crowd in her home state and sent them packing.

he isn’t sitting on his lazy ass and pontificating on his computer

Maybe as Curly Joe said, I resemble that remark.

But I would rather be pontificating than to have drank the GOPe kool-aid and be cheerleading and celebrating the eighty year old testosterone of a Hollywood icon as if it somehow mitigates the travesty of ignoring Sarah Palin whose testosterone is not fictional but real.

Not only is Sarah being dismissed by the GOPe, Drudge had up a Facebook post from Sarah on his website last night that Faux News which is the propaganda arm of the GOPe had cancelled her scheduled interviews on the cable channel for the night.

I bet Karl Rove wasn't cancelled.

To paraphrase a quote from a Jack Nicholson film, "You can't handle the truth." To Team Mittens, Karl Rove and GOPe, I say you had better discount and ignore Sarah Palin, because "You cannot handle her Tea Party testosterone."

105 posted on 08/30/2012 7:19:29 AM PDT by Biblebelter
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To: sickoflibs; Justaham; jonrick46; ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas; stephenjohnbanker; DoughtyOne; ...

“I had to come back...”

“I know...”

Spits...

Did ya notice that whenever he spit, people ended up dead???

Maybe we should outlaw spitting....


106 posted on 08/30/2012 7:19:37 AM PDT by NFHale (The Second Amendment - By Any Means Necessary.)
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To: MinuteGal

If she does this, I’m all for her. I think she’d be a great senator. However, something tells me that she does not want to be a team player again-—in the best sense of the term-—and prefers to have the mantle of the “outsider” who, “if there weren’t forces conspiring against her,” could achieve greatness. As senator, she’s one of 100-—and a junior senator to Flake at that. But as “Sarah,” she’s always “available” as the great alternative to whomever is in there.


107 posted on 08/30/2012 7:35:44 AM PDT by LS ("Castles Made of Sand, Fall in the Sea . . . Eventually (Hendrix))
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To: napscoordinator; Perdogg; sickoflibs; GOPsterinMA; AuH2ORepublican

Eastwood is about 10000 times more famous and likely to make an impact than the kid from Growing Pains.


108 posted on 08/30/2012 7:38:44 AM PDT by Impy (Don't call me red.)
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To: Impy

Eastwood is about 10000 times more famous and likely to make an impact than the kid from Growing Pains.

I don’t want Eastwood replaced. Just add Kirk Cameron for 10 minutes to get the Gen X folks.


109 posted on 08/30/2012 7:42:14 AM PDT by napscoordinator (Paul Ryan/Rick Santorum 2012....That would be the best scenario ever.)
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To: allendale

If Clint Eastwood doesn’t fire you up, then your brain pan done buckled in. I bet you “didn’t cry when Old Yeller died and you wasn’t a John Wayne fan.”


110 posted on 08/30/2012 7:43:50 AM PDT by BuckeyeTexan
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To: ScottinVA

“I was hoping for Nancy Reagan”

For sentimentality, that would be OK. However, I don’t believe she’s ever been a conservative, or even very political. I felt she was involved tangentially in politics because (1) she loved her “Ronnie”, and (2) she liked the exciting life that he gave her. There’s nothing wrong with that, and it’s sweet to see that connection.

Eastwood may or may not be conservative. In today’s culture, vacuous idiots take as gospel words coming out of actors’ mouths. His input could help in that regard. I’m thinking “whatever it takes” to remove Obama.


111 posted on 08/30/2012 7:55:42 AM PDT by MayflowerMadam
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To: MayflowerMadam
For sentimentality, that would be OK. However, I don’t believe she’s ever been a conservative, or even very political. I felt she was involved tangentially in politics because (1) she loved her “Ronnie”, and (2) she liked the exciting life that he gave her.

Nancy was the one responsible for Ronald becoming a Republican. She was always a die-hard Republican.

112 posted on 08/30/2012 7:59:16 AM PDT by dfwgator (I'm voting for Ryan and that other guy.)
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To: Biblebelter

Enno Morricone?

Without looking it up, I thought Hugo Montenegro did the sound tracks. . .guess I am getting old.


113 posted on 08/30/2012 8:02:32 AM PDT by Hulka
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To: Justaham

“I know what you’re thinking. “Did he fire six shots or only five?” Well, to tell you the truth, in all this excitement I kind of lost track myself. But being as this is a .44 Magnum, the most powerful handgun in the world, and would blow your head clean off, you’ve got to ask yourself one question: Do I feel lucky? Well, do ya, punk?”


114 posted on 08/30/2012 8:09:38 AM PDT by Shelayne (Even so, come quickly, Lord Jesus!)
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To: Biblebelter

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-The 2012 Republican National Convention is not about Sarah Palin -

- It is about focusing attention in a productive way on the team that will boot “maybe a little blow” Obama out of the White House and getting America back on track and out of the hands of the radical left democrats.....

- Ego and who we each “like” or “admire” takes a back seat to saving America from a creepy shadow that intends to complete his mission to “transform” America into Kenya while dividing his time between bad golf and pansy basketball.

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115 posted on 08/30/2012 8:10:10 AM PDT by devolve (------------------- ----- THE GOOD THE BAD AND THE UGLY ------ ---------)
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To: libertarian27
Although I was hoping it would be George..... George Obama

As my kids say, that would be EPIC. ;^)

116 posted on 08/30/2012 8:11:14 AM PDT by Shelayne (Even so, come quickly, Lord Jesus!)
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To: Justaham
This guy?

President Obama’s ad-makers may have to pay royalties to Clint Eastwood after a remarkable two-minute Chrysler commercial that aired on the biggest of all stages - the Super Bowl - and gave a pretty good preview of what the president's reelection commercials might look like. At the very least, the ad and Eastwood's powerful narration make it much, much more difficult for Republican front-runner Mitt Romney to keep pushing his line that Washington should have let the automakers go into bankruptcy.

http://decoded.nationaljournal.com/2012/02/clint-eastwood-makes-obamas-da.php

Clint. You got some esplainin to do.

117 posted on 08/30/2012 8:14:16 AM PDT by McGruff (Support your local Republican candidates. They are our last line of defense.)
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To: LS; Mikie; flaglady47; seekthetruth
"But as 'Sarah' she's always 'available' as the great alternative to whomevever is in there."

Being a "great alternative" sounds good, but it isn't a very weighty job description nor does it put food on the table. She has kids to put through college and her husband's work and income is not all that clear to me.

I have great respect for Sarah's independence, a lot of us are like her in that respect. But if she wants to remain a political force, being a perpetual utility infielder won't do the trick. She will need cachet, some kind of office or title or job or appointment or position with authority.

Does anyone actually have any idea what she should do other than be a "great alternative" (?) forever hovering in the wings as a sort of one-woman shadow government?

A senatorship would fill her bill perfectly. I really see few alternatives open to her other than some kind of elective office.

A run for the Senate would be her cup of tea. I can see Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid 's head imploding with the thought of Palin smiling at him from the front row in that august chamber on the Potomac, hah!

Leni

118 posted on 08/30/2012 8:27:28 AM PDT by MinuteGal
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To: arasina

Good on ya. :)

Thanks for the high five.


119 posted on 08/30/2012 8:27:57 AM PDT by mazda77 ("Defeating the Totalitarian Lie" By: Hilmar von Campe. Everybody should read it.)
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To: MinuteGal

I doubt that Sarah would have any trouble paying for her kids’ education. I imagine she is quite well off, and good for her.


120 posted on 08/30/2012 8:35:53 AM PDT by JudyinCanada
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To: Biblebelter
"Marketing research probably indicated that the old geezer GOPe faithful watching the Ward and June Cleaver infomercial disguised as a political party convention would be a target audience for senior citizen Clint who seems to be looking for that Henry Fonda role On Golden Pond."

That's one way of looking at it. Then again, it could be an iconic performance that people will look back as the game-set-match...


121 posted on 08/30/2012 8:51:40 AM PDT by StAnDeliver ("So, a Mormon and a Catholic walk onto an aircraft carrier...")
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To: NFHale; Impy; fieldmarshaldj

“Kelly’s Heroes”: That’s one of those “I watch it whenever I come across it” flicks.

Friggin’ LOVE that film!!!


122 posted on 08/30/2012 8:57:04 AM PDT by GOPsterinMA (The Glove don't fit.)
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To: JudyinCanada; mickie
Of course she can pay for her kids education. My examples were more of a metaphor representing the enormous expenses people in major-league public life have to bear in order to maintain and enhance both their public and private personas. Think of travel alone.

She definitely would need a steady income if she chooses to pursue staying in the public eye.

Leni

123 posted on 08/30/2012 8:58:49 AM PDT by MinuteGal
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To: Impy; Perdogg; sickoflibs; NFHale; DarthVader

Glove sews up the “Old Country Buffet” vote with the Clint speech...

Clint’s the f**king man!!!


124 posted on 08/30/2012 9:00:16 AM PDT by GOPsterinMA (The Glove don't fit.)
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To: Dr. Ursus

Len Lesser played Uncle Leo on Seinfeld. He was indeed one of the bounty hunters.

He also played Sgt Bellamy in Kelly’s Heroes. He had a huge movie and TV career. http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0504335/

He died back in February 2011, 88 years old.


125 posted on 08/30/2012 9:07:25 AM PDT by NFHale (The Second Amendment - By Any Means Necessary.)
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To: dfwgator

And then he should spit.


126 posted on 08/30/2012 9:07:45 AM PDT by Vermont Lt (I am NOT from Vermont. I am from MA. And I don't support Romney. Please read before "assuming.")
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To: cdcdawg
"This seems like a particularly bad idea. What does it accomplish?"

Good question.

The Incumbent Rule states that an Acceptable Challenger will take 80% of the Undecideds from a non-wartime President seeking re-election.

Eastwood is one of the most beloved and respected figures in America, not for any reason other than being a great actor/director, but there it is.

If any Undecided had any reservations about Mittens as an Acceptable Challenger, Eastwood's blessing could quite easily move Joe Six-pack off the dime and into the voting booth. Easily.

127 posted on 08/30/2012 9:11:37 AM PDT by StAnDeliver ("So, a Mormon and a Catholic walk onto an aircraft carrier...")
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To: GOPsterinMA; Impy; fieldmarshaldj

RE Kelly’s Heroes:

The German tank commander’s face when Clint shows him the gold bullion bar, and then the next scene with the 88mm blowing the doors open is priceless.

That actor that played the German was always typecast in movies as the Nazi superman. Karl Otto Alberty was his name. He had a prolific acting career too.

Not a big Donald Sutherland fa, but he played “Oddball” (”always with the negative waves Moriarty!”) really well.


128 posted on 08/30/2012 9:14:53 AM PDT by NFHale (The Second Amendment - By Any Means Necessary.)
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To: Justaham

Maybe Clint will be joined by a group of prominent entertainers who “will come out of the closet” to stand up for liberty and our country’s future...


129 posted on 08/30/2012 9:16:37 AM PDT by Hotlanta Mike (Resurrect the House Committee on Un-American Activities (HUAC)...before there is no America!)
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To: napscoordinator
"don’t want Eastwood replaced. Just add Kirk Cameron for 10 minutes to get the Gen X folks."

You're kidding, right? The "Gen X folks" make hateful memes about him.

130 posted on 08/30/2012 9:19:00 AM PDT by StAnDeliver ("So, a Mormon and a Catholic walk onto an aircraft carrier...")
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To: TEXOKIE

...”Since 1967, Eastwood has run his own production company, Malpaso, which has produced all except four of his American films.


Clint Eastwood BUILT IT...


131 posted on 08/30/2012 9:19:25 AM PDT by Hotlanta Mike (Resurrect the House Committee on Un-American Activities (HUAC)...before there is no America!)
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To: NFHale
RE :”.Did ya notice that whenever he spit, people ended up dead???

Better yet he spits on them after he kills them, at least the ones that face him. The ones who get scared and run (in groups) that he shoots in the back miss the spit treatment.

John Wayne wouldnt go near a part like that, and if he did it would not be worth watching. He always played the hero who could never really exist.

132 posted on 08/30/2012 9:22:48 AM PDT by sickoflibs (Romney is still a liberal. Just watch him. (Obama-ney Care ))
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To: NFHale

‘That actor that played the German was always typecast in movies as the Nazi superman. Karl Otto Alberty was his name. He had a prolific acting career too.”

I remember him from “The Great Escape”...another screen gem!!!

Yeah...I can leave Donny Sutherland too. Another anti-Vietman War flippo, IIRC.


133 posted on 08/30/2012 9:24:14 AM PDT by GOPsterinMA (The Glove don't fit.)
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To: mazda77

Who’s Jorge Schwartz? I don’t get the reference.


134 posted on 08/30/2012 9:28:38 AM PDT by FourtySeven (47)
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To: sickoflibs

RE John Wayne:

Always liked the guy. He loved the country, loved the idea and the ideals of it. I know some people have problems with “The Duke” but I don’t. Reminds me of my old man - tough, raw, and indomitable.

RE The Spit: He spit on that “mangy redbone hound”!!! Poor doggie!!!!

You know who else was good in that movie? Chief Dan George. He played a great part.


135 posted on 08/30/2012 9:32:37 AM PDT by NFHale (The Second Amendment - By Any Means Necessary.)
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To: GOPsterinMA
"As a matter of fact...I did do it all myself, punk!"
136 posted on 08/30/2012 9:33:03 AM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: AngelesCrestHighway; DarthVader

Sweet pistol!!!


137 posted on 08/30/2012 9:36:40 AM PDT by GOPsterinMA (The Glove don't fit.)
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To: GOPsterinMA

RE German:

Once you get typecast into a role, it’s hard to break out of it.

Wolfgang Preiss was another one - they always had him playing Rommel or some other high-ranking German general. He was in The Longest Day, A Bridge Too Far, Von Ryan’s Express, Is Paris Burning, The Train...basically, “The German General” each time.

James Mason played Rommel in “The Desert Fox”; he had that icy Teutonic character about him as well. Mason was delightfully evil in Hitchcock’s “North By Northwest”. An all around great actor.


138 posted on 08/30/2012 9:37:02 AM PDT by NFHale (The Second Amendment - By Any Means Necessary.)
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To: GOPsterinMA

“..and seein’ as how this is the .44 Magnum, the most powerful handgun in the world and will blow yer head CLEEEEEEEAAAN off...you have to ask yourself one question...”

Great line!!! That and “Go Ahead....Make My Day” became Instant Clint-isms.


139 posted on 08/30/2012 9:39:28 AM PDT by NFHale (The Second Amendment - By Any Means Necessary.)
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To: NFHale
RE :”RE John Wayne:..Always liked the guy.

He did nothing for me except two of his movies I laugh at because they are so bad,

Green Berets and that one where he plays a cowboy dad to two kids who get involved in bank robbery,

“I dont have a bigoted bone in my body” . And that phony Indian tracker friend LOL

You couldnt make movies that bad by accident,

140 posted on 08/30/2012 9:41:19 AM PDT by sickoflibs (Romney is still a liberal. Just watch him. (Obama-ney Care ))
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To: NFHale

“Wolfgang Preiss” “Look at me, I’m Wolfgang Preiss!”

James Mason...”The Boys From Brasil”. What a frigging over-the-top cheesefest that was!!!


141 posted on 08/30/2012 9:41:27 AM PDT by GOPsterinMA (The Glove don't fit.)
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To: NFHale

“Great line!!! That and “Go Ahead....Make My Day” became Instant Clint-isms.”

My -ism is: “I just farted so hard that it hurts.”


142 posted on 08/30/2012 9:42:10 AM PDT by GOPsterinMA (The Glove don't fit.)
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To: NFHale

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- Donald Sutherland also played a great character role as a “General” in -

- “THE DIRTY DOZEN” -

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143 posted on 08/30/2012 9:43:10 AM PDT by devolve (------------------- ----- THE GOOD THE BAD AND THE UGLY ------ ---------)
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To: NFHale

A modern-day version is Thomas Kretschmann, if there is a movie involving Nazis, he’s most likely in it.

He’s been in Valkyrie, Eichmann, The Pianist, Downfall, Stalingrad (the German movie), as well as the upcoming Russian Stalingrad movie.


144 posted on 08/30/2012 9:43:42 AM PDT by dfwgator (I'm voting for Ryan and that other guy.)
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To: devolve

He was also in that Jane Fonda traitorous production “FTA” (I’ll leave it to you to find out what the letters F-T-A stood for)


145 posted on 08/30/2012 9:45:18 AM PDT by dfwgator (I'm voting for Ryan and that other guy.)
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To: sickoflibs

Yeah, I remember you saying you didn’t like the Duke.

“The Quiet Man” is one of my all time favorites. Excellent bare-knuckles donnybrook between Wayne and Victor McGlaglen.


146 posted on 08/30/2012 9:46:20 AM PDT by NFHale (The Second Amendment - By Any Means Necessary.)
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To: GOPsterinMA

RE Boys From Brazil:

I liked that flick!!! It WAS that over-the-top sorta sci-fi/action/drama thing. The Dobermans were chilling.

Lawrence Olivier was in that too, I believe.

He was another good actor. Narrated the 26-part “The World At War” documentary that came out in 1973(????) or thereabouts.

Remember watching that show every Monday night with my old man (he was WWII Airborne). Damn...brings back memories. I was 13.


147 posted on 08/30/2012 9:50:11 AM PDT by NFHale (The Second Amendment - By Any Means Necessary.)
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To: sickoflibs

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John Wayne in -

- “THE COWBOYS” -

- but then I was a teenage cowboy.....

- and I had my Mossberg semi-auto carbine in the trunk of my red Plymouth convertible in the HS parking lot -

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148 posted on 08/30/2012 9:50:34 AM PDT by devolve (------------------- ----- THE GOOD THE BAD AND THE UGLY ------ ---------)
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To: NFHale

“Narrated the 26-part “The World At War” documentary that came out in 1973(????) or thereabouts.”

It’s replayed on the Military Channel.

RE:RE Boys From Brazil:
It WAS WAYYYYYYYYYYYY over-the-top! I want to throw feces at Gregory Peck when I see him in that movie.

“Herrr Liebermannn”


149 posted on 08/30/2012 9:53:59 AM PDT by GOPsterinMA (The Glove don't fit.)
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To: GOPsterinMA

“..I just farted so hard that it hurts.”...”

I’ve done that....

Room-clearing methane production is a standard attribute of the Hale lineage...passed from father to son to son...and thusly into the air and legend...

Rumor has it that some of the noxious potions used in WWI were inspired by the natural by-products of some of my ancestors...

The line “Stink, Stank, STUNK!” in the “Grinch Who Stole Christmas” theme song was inspired by us as well...at least that’s what I’ve heard tell....


150 posted on 08/30/2012 9:54:14 AM PDT by NFHale (The Second Amendment - By Any Means Necessary.)
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