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  • Why are conservatives turning on Hastert so soon?

    10/03/2006 7:01:09 PM PDT · by roostercogburn · 264 replies · 3,440+ views
    I am shocked that so many are turning on Hastert so quickly. Is it due to a sense of anger that much of the conservative agenda has not come to pass? Or is it a true sense that he is lying to everyone about how much he knew?
  • Chavez lampoons 'John Wayne' Bush

    09/21/2006 5:58:31 PM PDT · by Aussie Dasher · 44 replies · 1,218+ views
    Herald Sun ^ | 22 September 2006 | Daniel Trotta
    VENEZUELAN President Hugo Chavez has taken his anti-imperialist rhetoric to New York's Harlem overnight and ridiculed US President George W. Bush as a puffed-up John Wayne wannabe. And a supportive crowd loved it. Mr Chavez stunned delegates at the UN General Assembly on Wednesday by calling Mr Bush "the devil himself" and saying he left the smell of sulfur hanging in the chamber from his appearance the previous day. He received an ovation at the United Nations, but nothing like the raucous and upbeat receptions later Wednesday at a free university and again overnight at a Baptist church in the...
  • What would John Wayne do?

    08/04/2006 6:44:42 PM PDT · by too short · 38 replies · 3,073+ views
    WND ^ | April 18, 2005 | Vox Day
    After almost every column or blogpost I've written about the various idiosyncracies of women, some woman writes to complain that I never criticize men. Of course, there's not exactly a shortage of male-bashing in the mainstream media today, to say nothing of chick rags like Cosmopolitan, Ms., Self and other variants on the Me, Myself and I theme so popular with women. And while there is something about the modern American man that is absolutely worthy of criticism, I don't think it's exactly what these feminists had in mind. For you see, the main problem with men today is that...
  • Don't leave us, John Wayne!

    08/04/2006 6:30:30 PM PDT · by Jet Jaguar · 17 replies · 800+ views
    The Daily utah Chronicle ^ | 7/31/06 | Jessica Fawson
    John Wayne is possibly the greatest Western cowboy of all time. He was a one-man show who had the fastest guns in the West and always found his enemy and brought him to justice. Cowboys go through life on their own, and they always get the bad guys, whether it's "dead or alive." It should come as no surprise, therefore, that a recent Times article (July 9) called for the "end of cowboy diplomacy"-our nation's policy of going it alone when it comes to world affairs. The Wild West had no real laws and was much like our current international...
  • John Wayne: "Why I Love America" video

    06/29/2006 5:00:19 PM PDT · by mukraker · 3 replies · 1,797+ views
    The video link below connects to a short video narrated by John Wayne, set to his recording of "Why I Love America" recording. (a fast internet connection is recommended - if you're using dial-up, this may not load properly)
  • May 26, 1907 John Wayne Is Born(The pride of Winterset, Iowa)

    05/26/2006 4:19:18 PM PDT · by kellynla · 26 replies · 1,551+ views
    History ^ | May 26, 2006 | staff
    John Wayne, an actor who came to epitomize the American West, is born in Winterset, Iowa. Born Marion Michael Morrison, Wayne's family moved to Glendale, California, when he was six years old. As a teen, he rose at four in the morning to deliver newspapers, and after school he played football and made deliveries for local stores. When he graduated from high school, he hoped to attend the U.S. Naval Academy. However, after the school rejected him, he accepted a full scholarship to play football at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles. In the summer of 1926, Wayne's...
  • John Wayne's 99th birthday. RIP Duke

    05/26/2006 3:21:52 AM PDT · by P8riot · 101 replies · 2,159+ views
    Biography: We called him Duke, and he was every bit the giant off screen he was on. Everything about him - his stature, his style, his convictions-conveyed enduring strength, and no one who observed, his struggle in those final days could doubt that strength was real. Yet there was more. He was born Marion Michael Morrison in Winterset, Iowa. When Marion was six, the family moved to California. There he picked up the nickname Duke-after his Airedale. He rose at 4 a.m. to deliver newspapers, and after school and football practice he made deliveries for local stores. He was an...
  • Were Duke Players Victims of an E-Mail Sting? (new accusation)

    04/16/2006 9:05:32 PM PDT · by Michael2001 · 138 replies · 4,175+ views
    Time Magazine ^ | Apr. 14, 2006 | FULTON AND SARAH KWAK
    With a grand jury now expected to convene Monday to weigh indictments of two or three of the Duke lacrosse players tied to allegations of raping an exotic dancer, defense lawyers say they fear their clients are being targeted in a setup or sting operation possibly perpetrated by law enforcement. The lawyers have advised the players not to trust or respond to any e-mails sent to each other, one attorney tells Time. The explosive allegations stem from an e-mail message sent in the last few days to several players from the e-mail address of another player, stating he was going...
  • What John Wayne Can Teach Dems

    01/26/2006 8:08:23 AM PST · by areafiftyone · 135 replies · 2,830+ views
    NY Daily News ^ | 1/26/06 | Richard Cohen
    The latest poll is not good for the Democrats. I am not talking here of the one showing George Bush's approval rating inching up. I'm talking about the recently released Harris Poll showing John Wayne, one of the most popular movie stars of 2005. The one thing he and the Democratic Party have in common is that they are both dead. Wayne was the quintessential anti-Democrat. Everything he stood for - from support for the Vietnam War to antipathy to the '60s and '70s counterculture - was in consonance with GOP positions. More important, though, his iconic man-on-horseback image has...
  • A Hard Kick From John Wayne's Gun

    01/21/2006 3:25:46 AM PST · by Pharmboy · 51 replies · 15,291+ views
    New York Times ^ | January 21, 2006 | STACEY STOWE
    Douglas Healey for The New York TimesUnless a rescue plan is worked out or a new buyer comes forward, the gun-manufacturing plant in New Haven, with about 200 employees, will close on March 31. Come spring, the Winchester rifle, immortalized as the gun that won the West and rode into the sunset with John Wayne, will be made in Portugal and Japan. The U.S. Repeating Arms Company, which has manufactured rifles and shotguns in New Haven since 1866, is set to shut its doors on March 31. About 200 people will lose their jobs, many having worked for decades...
  • "Why Are You Marching, Son?" John Wayne

    07/03/2005 5:50:19 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 5 replies · 526+ views
    John Wayne | 7/3/05 | John Wayne
    "Not like the brazen giant of Greek fameWith conquering lims astride from land to land;Here at our sea-washed, sunset gates shall stand A mighty woman with a torch,whose flameIs the imprisoned lightning, and her name Mother of Exiles.From her beacon-hand Glows world-wide welcome;Her mild eyes command the air-brigded harbor that twin cities frame,"Keep,ancient lands,your storied pom!"cries she with silent lips."Give me your tired, your poor, Your huddled masses yearning to breath free,The wrechted refuse of your teeming shore. Send these, the homeless, tempest-tossed to me,I lift my lamp beside the golden door!" (click to listen)
  • Preparing for the Fourth of July? John Wayne's "Why I love America"

    06/30/2005 8:30:19 AM PDT · by tenn2005 · 13 replies · 468+ views
    National Morality. Com ^ | 06-30-05 | John Wayne
    Be sure that your sound is turned up for this.
  • Bush urged: 'Never apologize' to Muslims (Officials reportedly inspired by John Wayne movie)

    06/07/2005 9:51:41 AM PDT · by Stoat · 24 replies · 2,305+ views
    WorldNet Daily ^ | June 7, 2005
    WAR ON TERROR Bush urged: 'Never apologize' to Muslims Administration officials reportedly inspired by classic John Wayne movie Posted: June 7, 2005 1:00 a.m. Eastern  © 2005 Some members of the Bush administration have taken a cue from a classic John Wayne Western and are advising their boss to take the film's advice – "Never apologize" – when dealing with Muslims, reports geopolitical analysts Jack Wheeler. In a column on his intelligence website, To the Point, Wheeler explains Wayne's "She Wore a Yellow Ribbon," made in 1948, though lesser known than many of the star's films, includes what's been called...
  • NO APOLOGY:The day the Pres of the US announces they owe us an apology,then we start winning!

    06/04/2005 11:10:16 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 19 replies · 1,164+ views
    The consensus of film critics is that three of the four best Western movies ever made were those starring John Wayne: Stagecoach (1939), Red River (1948), and The Searchers (1956). (The fourth is Gary Cooper’s 1952 High Noon.) Many critics consider The Searchers to be one of the greatest movies, period, and has been the subject of numerous academic seminars. It is a lesser known John Wayne Western, however, that contains an important lesson for our relations with the Moslem world. Directed by John Ford, made in 1948, entitled She Wore A Yellow Ribbon, it stars Wayne as Capt. Nathan...
  • My happy birthday greetings to Mr. Marion Michael Morison [read as JOHN WAYNE] Vanity

    05/25/2005 9:09:22 AM PDT · by TMSuchman · 33 replies · 1,076+ views
    May 25,2005 | Myself
    This is an early HAPPY GREETING to the DUKE! A real alll American Hero!
  • True Grit On AMC-TV Tonight

    05/07/2005 4:23:12 PM PDT · by kingattax · 9 replies · 351+ views
    AMC-TV ^ | 5-7-2005
    "True Grit",one of John Wayne's best movies is on American Movie Classics channel tonight at 8 PM EDT. Wayne enters his lion-in-winter phase, subverting his screen image as western hero to provide a darker, richer portrayal of the real true grit called for on the frontier. Overweight, drunken and one-eyed, Wayne, as marshal Rooster Cogburn, would seem an unpromising candidate to track a murderous cowboy into Indian Territory. But he's Darby's choice to find the man who killed her father. They're joined by bounty hunter Campbell (in his first screen role) as they follow Corey and Duvall's gang to their...
  • John Wayne still biggest movie money-maker

    02/25/2005 4:27:11 PM PST · by churchillbuff · 40 replies · 2,145+ views
    Merc News ^ | Feb 25 05
    Get back, pilgrim. Legendary movie cowboy John Wayne has outshot Clint Eastwood's "Dirty Harry" and has cruised by Tom Cruise. The late actor has been named as the Top Money-Maker of All Time in the Quigley Publishing Company annual star poll. ...In order to compare The Duke's box office sales to that earned by contemporary stars, a weighted score was given to the star's ranking for each year
  • John Wayne Still Makes Favorite Actor in Harris Poll

    01/04/2005 9:38:54 AM PST · by FreeManWhoCan · 98 replies · 5,887+ views
    NewsMax ^ | 01/04/2005 | NewsMax
    Every year at this time The Harris Poll asks a nationwide cross-section of adults who their favorite movie star is. This year Tom Hanks recaptures the top spot, moving up three places from #4 last year. Mel Gibson, who had taken over first place last year, drops slightly to #2 this year. Rounding out the top four most popular stars are Julia Roberts at #3 and Johnny Depp at #4. These are the results of a nationwide poll of 1,015 U.S. adults surveyed online by Harris Interactive(R) between December 8 and 15, 2004. The "top ten" list is remarkably stable...
  • John Wayne Still Makes Favorite Actor-Mel Gibson #2 for 2004!

    01/04/2005 7:41:01 PM PST · by brigada · 11 replies · 479+ views ^ | Jan 4, 2005 | Carl Limbacher

    11/25/2004 8:59:08 AM PST · by FreeKeys · 7 replies · 1,035+ views
    One Cowboy Left ^ | Nov. 2004 | Sam Weller/Art Kendall/Randy Huston
    UPDATE POST ELECTION Cowboys still depend on their neighbors for help. They expect their neighbors to call on them in times of need. This is called "neighboring" a practice that has endured since the days of the pioneers. In Washington, DC this is called reaching across the aisle. It is time for all Americans to come together and work on the problems we all face. A COWBOY'S IN THE WHITE HOUSE. MY HEROES HAVE ALWAYS BEEN COWBOYS. It used to tick me off when the Muslim detractors in the Middle East, or the socialist detractors in Europe, Hollywood and others...

    10/13/2004 4:35:35 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 9 replies · 929+ views
    WRITTEN BY LT.COLONEL CHARLES WADE Wednesday, October 13, 2004 Even before the primary elections, President Bush’s military service was a political issue as was Senator Kerry’s military service which he touted and others questioned. Reporters continue to seek comment from candidates, political operatives, and pundits. It seems that everyone is an expert, and everyone has an answer. Some of the more interesting responses have come from Republican senators who typically begin by asserting that they honor Senator Kerry’s Viet Nam service, but… Honor: What is that all about? What virtues are honorable? More important, what virtues are both militarily and...
  • John Wayne Stamp to Be Unveiled

    10/10/2004 7:53:17 PM PDT · by churchillbuff · 12 replies · 470+ views
    newsday ^ | oct 8, 4 | newsday
    John Wayne's contributions to film will be honored during the unveiling of a commemorative stamp at his Iowa birthplace. Wayne's daughter, Melinda Wayne-Munoz, will be on hand for Saturday's U.S. Postal Service ceremony. The John Wayne stamp is the 10th entry in the "Legends of Hollywood" stamp series.

    07/15/2004 4:45:21 AM PDT · by 7thson · 49 replies · 1,855+ views
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  • Appeasement Activists Furious About G.I. Joe

    07/01/2004 4:29:48 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 28 replies · 361+ views
    NewsMax ^ | 7/1/04 | Carl Limbacher
    Appeasement groups are fighting mad: To honor the troops, the Minnesota Twins are giving G.I. Joe action figures to 5,000 children. The baseball team plans to present Duke, "the calm and determined battlefield commander of the G.I. Joe team," at the game Monday night, the day after Independence Day, in what the Associated Press today called "the first patriotic giveaway in the major leagues this season." Uh oh. If something is branded as patriotic, you know the whining will begin. "It's not a credible way to honor those who've suffered the inhumanity of war," moaned Phil Steger, executive director of...
  • FBI Questions Man (of Middle East descent) Caught With Gun, Knife At Airport

    06/25/2004 12:29:48 AM PDT · by tallhappy · 13 replies · 272+ views
    NBC4 LA ^ | 6-24-04
    FBI Questions Man Caught With Gun, Knife At Airport Man Allegedly Tried To Board DC Flight With Weapons POSTED: 11:27 pm PDT June 24, 2004 UPDATED: 11:40 pm PDT June 24, 2004 COSTA MESA, Calif. -- Late Thursday, the FBI was questioning a 65-year-old man of Middle Eastern descent who was arrested at John Wayne Airport Thursday for allegedly attempting to bring a loaded handgun and a knife onto a United Airlines flight to Washington, D.C., authorities said. At about 1 p.m., airport police notified the Orange County sheriff's terrorism joint task force that "a routine check of luggage through...
  • Wayne Flies over "The O.C."

    06/12/2004 1:22:38 PM PDT · by tvn · 11 replies · 151+ views
    EOnline ^ | Jun 11, 2004 | Sarah Hall
    Looks like John Wayne has got more staying power than The O.C.'s fictional crew of tawny teens. Two days after an Orange County supervisor made the ill-advised suggestion that John Wayne Airport be renamed in tribute to Fox's prime-time teen soap, the idea has been kicked to the curb. "Let's just say it was a trial balloon. It crashed and burned," Supervisor Chris Norby told the Los Angeles Times of his proposal to dub the airport "The O.C. Airport, John Wayne Field." "With all the priorities we have, it is not going to be one of ours." (It sounds like...
  • Orange County Considers Calling Airport 'The O.C.'

    06/09/2004 3:27:17 PM PDT · by JohnBDay · 19 replies · 182+ views
    Rueters ^ | 6/9/04 | Rueters
    LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Suddenly, John Wayne (news) isn't trendy anymore. A politician in Southern California's Orange County has suggested that the community's John Wayne Airport might be a more appealing destination for travelers and a better emblem of the region if it had a name that traded on a popular TV show: "The O.C. Airport." "The O.C.," a drama about the lives and loves of some oversexed teenagers in the affluent, conservative region south of Los Angeles, became a breakout hit for broadcaster Fox this season. Orange County Supervisor Chris Norby raised the idea before his colleagues of changing...
  • Unforgettable John Wayne {by Ronald Reagan}

    05/29/2004 10:27:40 PM PDT · by ATOMIC_PUNK · 10 replies · 731+ views ^ | October 1979 | biography by Ronald Reagan
    Unforgettable John Wayne biography by Ronald Reagan courtesy of Readers Digest - October 1979 We called him DUKE, and he was every bit the giant off screen he was on. Everything about him-his stature, his style, his convictions-conveyed enduring strength, and no one who observed his struggle in those final days could doubt that strength was real. Yet there was more. To my wife, Nancy, "Duke Wayne was the most gentle, tender person I ever knew." In 1960, as president of the Screen Actors' Guild, I was deeply embroiled in a bitter labor dispute between the Guild and the motion...
  • The Duke Goes Postal

    04/13/2004 3:15:22 PM PDT · by swilhelm73 · 10 replies · 237+ views
    TAS ^ | John Wayne | John Wayne
    In his freshman and sophomore years at the University of Southern California, John Wayne (yes, that John Wayne) planned to be a lawyer. I'll wait here while you think about that one. Yes, it is chilling to think how close we came to losing the most popular actor in the history of cinema, and the man who almost single-handedly defined America during the grandest and gaudiest chapters of our history. Imagine, if you can, Sergeant John M. Stryker (Sands of Iwo Jima) reviewing ground leases. Try to picture Captain Nathan Brittles (She Wore a Yellow Ribbon) advising some Southern California...
  • Forget "The Alamo" (Watch the 1960 Classic Instead Alert!)

    04/13/2004 1:32:02 AM PDT · by goldstategop · 22 replies · 316+ views ^ | 04/13/04 | Joseph Farah
    I was a little discouraged last week when I urged a boycott of Disney's new revisionist, politically correct picture "The Alamo." I was concerned because few seemed to pick up the cry. I was beginning to think Americans just didn't care about heroism any more. I was beginning to think Americans had been brainwashed to believe their forebears were all just a bunch of crooks, cheats and criminals as Hollywood and too many of our government schools would like them to believe. I was beginning to think Americans would believe anything the entertainment cartel shoved down their throats. But then...
  • The Duke Goes Postal

    04/12/2004 11:39:47 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 21 replies · 306+ views
    The American Prowler ^ | 4/13/2004 | Larry Thornberry
    In his freshman and sophomore years at the University of Southern California, John Wayne (yes, that John Wayne) planned to be a lawyer. I'll wait here while you think about that one. Yes, it is chilling to think how close we came to losing the most popular actor in the history of cinema, and the man who almost single-handedly defined America during the grandest and gaudiest chapters of our history. Imagine, if you can, Sergeant John M. Stryker (Sands of Iwo Jima) reviewing ground leases. Try to picture Captain Nathan Brittles (She Wore a Yellow Ribbon) advising some Southern California...

    04/12/2004 8:34:21 PM PDT · by abigail2 · 79 replies · 385+ views
    The Right Report ^ | April 12,2004 | Patrick Rooney
    "The Alamo": Defining Heroism Down Rather than depict them as alabaster saints, we wanted to show them as complete human beings. --Stephen Hardin, historical advisor, “The Alamo” In 1960, American icon John Wayne starred as Davy Crockett in “The Alamo”, a heroic, if sanitized portrayal of the infamous siege where some 200 Americans held off Mexican General Santa Anna’s army of several thousand for 13 days before being wiped out to a man. Nearly 45 years later, a new unwashed “Alamo” is upon us, brought to us by Disney, and starring American anti-hero Billy Bob Thornton as the larger-than-life frontiersman....
  • Joseph Farah: Remember the Real Alamo

    04/08/2004 6:11:38 AM PDT · by Theodore R. · 40 replies · 484+ views ^ | 04-08-03 | Farah, Joseph
    Remember the real Alamo Posted: April 8, 2004 1:00 a.m. Eastern © 2004 "Remember the Alamo," was an American battle cry for generations. Now Disney is trying to get Americans to forget the real history of heroic fight. Disney's remake of "The Alamo" will be released tomorrow in theaters nationwide. Judging from a review of the script, the film will be a disgraceful deconstruction of Davy Crockett, Sam Houston, Jim Bowie and other American heroes who "died with their boots on." "The movie reads more like a Disney fairy tale and promotes a politically correct revisionist agenda aimed at...
  • John Wayne's Alamo movie to be shown at original Alamo Village set

    03/10/2004 12:54:26 PM PST · by laotzu · 10 replies · 396+ views
    Escape San Antonio ^ | 3/10/04 | Larry Nolan
    Brackettville, TX…….Mark your calendar for April 3, 2004, make a reservation at Fort Clark Springs or Del Rio so you can be at the showing of John Wayne’s, “The Alamo” at the outdoor movie set where it was filmed! Ron (Opie Taylor) Howard might have produced his slick, new, and more historically accurate version but what an opportunity to experience the first ever showing of John Wayne's epic at Alamo Village. This memorey of John Wayne sent in by William Abbott of San Antonio. “The Alamo” premiered at the Woodlawn Theater in 1960. "The Frontier Club is or was upstairs...
  • Alamo manager sacked

    02/25/2004 9:06:02 AM PST · by SwinneySwitch · 37 replies · 437+ views
    San Antonio Express-News ^ | 02/25/2004 | Amy Dorsett
    Carter, a DRT member, ran the shrine's $5.2-million budget and 86 employees. The daughters aren't behaving very sisterly. Custodian of the Alamo for 99 years, the Daughters of the Republic of Texas is a group of women whose politics can be as contentious as the 1836 battle that led to the fall of the Shrine of Texas Liberty. Last week, it unceremoniously fired one of its most active and visible volunteers. Kathleen Carter, the DRT's face at the Alamo since May 2001, was relieved of her position as chairwoman of the Alamo Committee on Friday after a meeting of the...
  • Legends stamp to honor John Wayne

    02/06/2004 4:23:39 PM PST · by Indy Pendance · 23 replies · 220+ views
    UPI ^ | 2-6-04
    WASHINGTON, Feb. 6 (UPI) -- Actor John Wayne, known to millions of fans as "Duke," is being honored by the U.S. Postal Service with a Legends of Hollywood commemorative stamp. A full pane of stamps portraying Wayne in a variety of roles from his more than 200 films will be unveiled April 3 a private fundraising event at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. Proceeds from the Odyssey Ball benefit the John Wayne Cancer Institute in San Monica, Calif. Wayne, whose real name was Marion Michael Morrison, died of cancer in 1979. "On behalf of the family, I'm grateful and pleased that...
  • My Heroes Have Aways Been Cowboys This has been UPDATED since first being placed here.

    02/01/2004 12:12:33 PM PST · by rwenglish1 · 17 replies · 287+ views
  • Audie Murphy, John Wayne and my Dad

    01/29/2004 5:36:15 PM PST · by Defendingliberty · 4 replies · 364+ views ^ | 1/29/04 | Christopher Pritchard
    Audie Murphy, John Wayne and My Dad By Christopher Pritchard My father flew 57 combat missions in a B-26 during World War II. Audie Murphy was the most decorated soldier in that war and won the Medal of Honor, John Wayne and Bob Hope never served a day in the military. Yet they all served their country. Today liberals are trying to destroy the memory of John Wayne by calling him a draft dodger. The same way they impugn anyone who supports America’s War on Terrorism that did not serve in the military. Service to country does not only come...
  • STRAIGHT EYE FOR THE QUEER GUY - A fun fashion forum celebrating mullets, WD-40, etc.

    08/04/2003 7:29:58 PM PDT · by Chancellor Palpatine · 48 replies · 1,666+ views
    In an effort to be inclusive, this thread is for nonmetrosexual males (and likeminded women) to advise queer guys on their outfits, decor, vehicles, hairstyles, homes and hobbies. I've outfitted the thread with keywords toward this end.Enjoy.
  • Stalin 'tried to kill John Wayne' (This BBC article explains it fuller)

    08/03/2003 2:17:57 PM PDT · by Destro · 31 replies · 634+ views ^ | Thursday, 31 July, 2003, 20:53 GMT 21:53 UK |
    Last Updated: Thursday, 31 July, 2003, 20:53 GMT 21:53 UK Stalin 'tried to kill John Wayne'Soviet dictator Joseph Stalin was so angered by John Wayne's anti-communism that he plotted to have him murdered, according to a new biography of the Hollywood legend.Wayne strongly supported Hollywood's anti-communist drive John Wayne: The Man behind the Myth, by British writer Michael Munn, says there were several attempts on the actor's life in the 1950s. In one instance, the book says, two Russian hit men posing as FBI agents visited Wayne at his office in Hollywood - but were foiled by real agents who...
  • Book tells how John Wayne survived Soviet assassination (Joseph Stalin orderd the hit)

    08/01/2003 12:03:52 PM PDT · by weegee · 33 replies · 1,106+ views
    The Guardian UK ^ | Friday August 1, 2003 | Nick Paton Walsh in Moscow
    Joseph Stalin ordered the KGB to assassinate John Wayne because he considered his anti-communist rhetoric a threat to the Soviet Union, according to a new biography of the film star based on interviews with Wayne's close associates and the movie legend Orson Welles. Stalin apparently learned of Wayne's popularity from the Russian filmmaker Sergei Gerasimov, who attended a peace conference in New York in 1949. Michael Munn, a film historian and author of John Wayne - The Man Behind The Myth, said Gerasimov told Stalin of Wayne's fervent anti-communist beliefs. "Stalin decided that he would have him killed," said Mr...
  • Historian Says Stalin Tried to Kill John Wayne

    07/30/2003 11:34:28 PM PDT · by kattracks · 11 replies · 221+ views ^ | 7/30/03 | Carl Limbacher and Staff
    Genocidal Soviet dictator Joseph Stalin tried but failed to add one prominent American to his millions of murder victims: John Wayne. Fox News Channel, quoting a British historian, this afternoon reported that Stalin was so enraged by Wayne's symbolic value of all things good and American that he tried to have the movie star assassinated. Stalin sent two assassins to Hollywood to kill Wayne, according to the report, but they failed in their mission. Gee, these days a communist dictator could just ask Alec "Kill Henry Hyde" Baldwin to do his dirty work for him. Read more on this...
  • Stalin plot to kill Wayne

    07/29/2003 7:05:23 PM PDT · by sjersey · 69 replies · 4,280+ views
    The Sun ^ | 7/29/2003 | ALLAN HALL
    SOVIET tyrant Josef Stalin ordered hitmen to kill movie idol John Wayne, it was claimed yesterday. The murderous dictator feared that famously anti-Communist superstar Wayne would thwart his plans for a global red revolution. British historian Michael Mann said: “Stalin saw him as a gigantic propaganda symbol against the Soviets. “He was much more subtle than the atomic bomb but Stalin saw him as no less deadly.” He said that two exiled Ukrainians living in America were given a contract to shoot the movie gunslinger, nicknamed The Duke. They broke into his changing room at Warner Brothers’ Hollywood studios in...
  • Hollywood-Hero Takes on PBS!

    07/19/2003 8:07:08 AM PDT · by lisaann8 · 12 replies · 160+ views
    Hollywood-Hero ^ | 07-19-03 | Lisa Sarrach and Kevin Fobbs
    07-19-03 - Hollywood-Hero takes on PBS! Well, Saturday is typically a slow news day for world events as well as the entertainment industry.  But when we see an article referring to a program this weekend that attempts to attack an American icon, John Wayne, we spring into action. PBS is airing a program this weekend called  "John Wayne - The Unquiet American," (check local listings).  According to the New York Daily News review by Kay Gardella, the program will infer the following: The one nick in his armor was putting career above the country he loved during World War II....
  • Duking it out over John Wayne

    07/19/2003 1:45:34 AM PDT · by kattracks · 119 replies · 918+ views
    New York Daily News ^ | 7/19/03 | Kay Gardella
    Maureen O'Hara summed up John Wayne best. Explaining to Congress why the actor merited the nation's Medal of Honor, his frequent co-star said: "John Wayne is the United States of America." Not everybody will agree with O'Hara's summation of the actor's long career in films. That's pointed out in tomorrow night's PBS special, "John Wayne - The Unquiet American," airing on WNET/Ch. 13 at 10 o'clock. In archival interviews - Wayne died June 11, 1979 - the actor emerges as a man determined to shape his life and image to reflect his conservative values and belief in the United States....
  • Born On this Day, John "Duke" Wayne

    05/26/2003 5:30:38 AM PDT · by Valin · 175 replies · 2,577+ views
    Unforgettable John Wayne biography by Ronald Reagan courtesy of Readers Digest - October 1979 We called him DUKE, and he was every bit the giant off screen he was on. Everything about him-his stature, his style, his convictions-conveyed enduring strength, and no one who observed his struggle in those final days could doubt that strength was real. Yet there was more. To my wife, Nancy, "Duke Wayne was the most gentle, tender person I ever knew." In 1960, as president of the Screen Actors' Guild, I was deeply embroiled in a bitter labor dispute between the Guild and the motion...
  • THE FLAG by John Wayne

    03/22/2003 9:58:22 PM PST · by Martus · 7 replies · 334+ views
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    03/08/2003 7:33:23 PM PST · by ATOMIC_PUNK · 35 replies · 3,953+ views
    The Hyphen John Wayne (1907-1979) The Hyphen by John Wayne The Hyphen, Webster's Dictionary defines,Is a symbol used to divide acompound word or a single word.So it seems to me that when a man calls himselfAn "Afro-American," a "Mexican-American," "Italian-American," An "Irish-American," "Jewish-American,"What he's sayin' is, "I'm a divided American." Well, we all came from other places,Different creeds and different races,To form a become as one,Yet look at the harm a line has done -A simple little line, and yetAs divisive as a line can get.A crooked cross the Nazis flew,And the Russian hammer and sickle too-Time bombs in...
  • Just Askin' VI ©

    10/14/2002 8:02:45 AM PDT · by dts32041 · 1 replies · 174+ views
    News Max ^ | 10-Oct-2002 | Norman Liebmann
    Just askin': How could so many religious folks be so right about sin - and so wrong about Bill Clinton? Just askin': How much longer will the liberal media characterize "gangsta rappers" as folk heroes? Just askin': When drivers stop and ask for directions to Arkansas, why do people shrug and respond, "What big city is it near"? Just askin': Isn't it time that someone in journalism (besides Bill O'Reilly) finds the courage to put the focus on Jesse Jackson, opportunist, exacter of tribute from cowardly industrialists, and sire of a bastard? And why is it no surprise to anyone...
  • The Day Everything Stayed The Same

    09/19/2002 1:49:03 AM PDT · by Nitro · 3 replies · 214+ views
    Internet ^ | Curmudgeon Emeritus -- Francis W. Porretto
    The Day Everything Stayed The Same Curmudgeon Emeritus -- Francis W. Porretto September 10, 2002 One year. A year of shock, rage, mourning, and more than perfunctory introspection and self-criticism, not all of it necessary or wise. All the major media outlets are doing treatments of Black Tuesday for its anniversary, and on one point they're unanimous: it was "the day everything changed." A noncontroversial point, one everyone knows. And like a lot of other noncontroversial things that everyone knows, it's dead wrong. To show how wrong it is, all we need do is unpack it, break it down into...