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Lawmakers reject John Wayne Day over actor's racist comments
dw.com ^ | 4/29/16

Posted on 04/30/2016 6:09:36 AM PDT by StCloudMoose

California politicians have voted down a proposal to designate May 26 - the actor's birthday - as John Wayne Day. The idea was rejected after some said Wayne had made racist comments against blacks and Native Americans. The resolution for John Wayne Day was submitted by Assemblyman Matthew Harper, who described Wayne as the "prototypical American Hero, symbolizing such traits as self-reliance, grace under pressure, resolve and patriotism." But Harper's colleague Lorena Gonzalez said Wayne's movies showed a lot of Native Americans being killed and that they sanctioned the white occupation of the continent. Assemblyman Luis Alejo also complained that Wayne "had disturbing views towards race." The proposal was consequently voted down on Thursday, although several lawmakers, including Harper, claimed that the vote had gone in favor of "political correctness." Others also remembered Wayne's contribution to cancer research and his support for the US military. Support for 'white supremacy' The actor who became known under the stage name John Wayne was born in 1907 as Marion Mitchell Morrison and later renamed Marion Robert Morrison. Also nicknamed the "Duke," Wayne defined the quintessential cowboy on screen with his appearance of rugged masculinity and swaggering walk. His most famous movies include "The Alamo," "The Green Beret" and "True Grit," for which he received an Academy Award. However, the actor, whose film career ran from the early 1930s to 1976, was a conservative and ruffled feathers with his strong views on discrimination. "With a lot of blacks, there's quite a bit of resentment along with their dissent, and possibly rightly so… But we can't all of a sudden get down on our knees and turn everything over to the leadership of the blacks," Wayne told the magazine Playboy in a 1971 interview. "I believe in white supremacy until the blacks are educated to a point of responsibility. I don't believe in giving authority and positions of leadership and judgment to irresponsible people," he said.


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1 posted on 04/30/2016 6:09:37 AM PDT by StCloudMoose
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I’m putting John Wayne Day on the calendar. We’ll have steaks and watch “Rio Grande.”


2 posted on 04/30/2016 6:11:05 AM PDT by Tax-chick (What do you think it means?)
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>>I’m putting John Wayne Day on the calendar. We’ll have steaks and watch “Rio Grande.”<<

Great idea.

California is so freakin messed up.

3 posted on 04/30/2016 6:12:25 AM PDT by servantboy777
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To: StCloudMoose
Wayne told the magazine Playboy in a 1971 interview. "I believe in white supremacy until the blacks are educated to a point of responsibility. I don't believe in giving authority and positions of leadership and judgment to irresponsible people," he said.

Is it racist if it's true?

4 posted on 04/30/2016 6:12:53 AM PDT by mountn man (The Pleasure You Get From Life, Is Equal To The Attitude You Put Into It)
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Soon we won’t be able to order coffee “black”.


5 posted on 04/30/2016 6:12:59 AM PDT by albie
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To: servantboy777

That’s the truth.

I’ll forget about it, but now that it’s on the calendar, the kids will say, “What’s this?” and I’ll say, “Aha! That means we’re going to have steaks and watch John Wayne movies and tell stories about your grandfather!” and they’ll be thrilled.

Our youngest daughter is named Kathleen after Maureen O’Hara’s character in “Rio Grande.”


6 posted on 04/30/2016 6:14:16 AM PDT by Tax-chick (What do you think it means?)
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To: albie

I shall immediately stop using the term BLACK MAGIC.


7 posted on 04/30/2016 6:15:33 AM PDT by shelterguy
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I’m putting John Wayne Day on the calendar. We’ll have steaks and watch “Rio Grande.”

Forget John Wayne Day.

I want John Wayne Month.

Heck, lets make it all year.

This country needs more people like the Duke and to get back to those ideals.

8 posted on 04/30/2016 6:15:40 AM PDT by mountn man (The Pleasure You Get From Life, Is Equal To The Attitude You Put Into It)
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There are more than enough movies to last a month.


9 posted on 04/30/2016 6:16:59 AM PDT by Tax-chick (What do you think it means?)
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...but Harvey Milk Day is just fine with these clowns.....

http://www.timeanddate.com/holidays/us/harvey-milk-day


10 posted on 04/30/2016 6:17:09 AM PDT by massmike (1969:Man walks on moon. 2016:Men can use the ladies room. That's progress????)
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Soon we won’t be able to order coffee “black”.

What do they call that now, misappropriation?

11 posted on 04/30/2016 6:17:56 AM PDT by mountn man (The Pleasure You Get From Life, Is Equal To The Attitude You Put Into It)
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Damn!

This probably means there will be no “Bat Guano Day” in California either.

The “land of the fruits and nuts” succeeds again in showing the world how truly crazy they are. SHEESH!


12 posted on 04/30/2016 6:20:50 AM PDT by BatGuano (You don't think I'd go into combat with loose change in my pocket, do ya?)
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Giving leadership to irresponsible uneducated people hasn’t worked out so well so I guess it is true.


13 posted on 04/30/2016 6:21:58 AM PDT by Rusty0604
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Maybe if it’s retitled Marion Morrison Day it might slip by.


14 posted on 04/30/2016 6:22:15 AM PDT by xp38
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To: mountn man
I don't believe in giving authority and positions of leadership and judgment to irresponsible people

That is the basic premise of Affirmative Action and Diversity programs.

15 posted on 04/30/2016 6:23:16 AM PDT by FatherofFive (Islam is evil and must be eradicated)
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To: mountn man

So that joke about liking your coffee the same as you like your men is out of the question.


16 posted on 04/30/2016 6:23:35 AM PDT by Rusty0604
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Wayne told the magazine Playboy in a 1971 interview. “I believe in white supremacy until the blacks are educated to a point of responsibility. I don’t believe in giving authority and positions of leadership and judgment to irresponsible people,” he said.


Abe Lincoln pretty much said the same thing.


17 posted on 04/30/2016 6:24:25 AM PDT by New Jersey Realist (Home of the Free Because of the Brave)
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To: StCloudMoose
Mexifornia Has Been Lost
Build The fence At The Arizona/Nevada State Line


18 posted on 04/30/2016 6:24:31 AM PDT by Iron Munro (Islam is Islam. Democracy is the train we ride to our ultimate victory. (Recep Erdogan))
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There's this Indian who really needs to take a cr@9. So he goes to the out house and discovers that there is no toilet paper. He then decides that he will first go and buy a roll. At the store he asks the clerk how much it is for a roll of toilet paper. “Well we got three brands, $3.00 for Charmin, $2.00 for fluffy, or $1.00 for the no-name-brand.” He decides that the no-name-brand will do. He later returns to the store and says to the clerk, “I got a name for the toilet paper you sold me.” “Oh yah, what is it?” “John Wayne, It’s rough, tough, and it don’t take no $#!+ off of Indian!”
19 posted on 04/30/2016 6:24:38 AM PDT by Vaquero ( Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: Tax-chick
There are more than enough movies to last a month.Reruns during the year are fine to.

Can never see McClintock too much.

Youtube-Best John Wayne Movie Quotes

20 posted on 04/30/2016 6:25:41 AM PDT by mountn man (The Pleasure You Get From Life, Is Equal To The Attitude You Put Into It)
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