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Skelton, John Wayne Face Off

In this classic skit on “The Red Skelton Show,” Skelton and the iconic John Wayne whip up a little humor Western style in a local tavern. Skelton, aka Deadeye, and Wayne are out to kill each and find themselves face-to-face in a tavern ready to draw. See what happens in this hilarious sojourn into the lighter side of life, presented by 1964Mbrooks.

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John Wayne: I’m A Liberal!

“Hell yes, I’m a liberal. I listen to both sides before I make up my mind. Doesn’t that make you a liberal? Not in today’s terms, it doesn’t. These days, you have to be a fucking left-wing radical to be a liberal. Politically, though … I’ve mellowed.” – John Wayne, 1973

Here is audio excerpted and condensed from an interview that Tony Macklin conducted with John Wayne at Wayne’s home in Newport Beach, Calif. An article based on the 1973 interview appeared in the summer 1975 issue of Film Heritage.

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Far Left Aims For John Wayne!

It took the Far Left 50 years to discover John Wayne. Now, they are fighting to get him permanently banned.  Or, at least, the Commies want to force officials in California to rename the Orange County airport outside Los Angeles.

We are not at all shocked. Leftists have extreme views, but they don’t always arrive at them quickly. It’s not because they are patiently deliberating. No, but they do sit around their living rooms  sharing bong hits, so it takes them a little longer than the rest of us to discover an American icon like John Wayne.

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Where’s Reagan’s Hollywood?

Once upon a time, conservative actors such as Ronald Reagan, Jimmy Stewart and John Wayne strolled the red carpet in Hollywood. More recently, Clint Eastwood and Jon Voight upheld traditional values in Tinseltown. Today, we have Matt Damon, Tom Hanks and Michael Moore delivering progressive, left-wing propaganda. So what on Earth happened? Host Bill Whittle welcomes an all-star panel of conservatives, including Alfonzo Rachel, Andrew Klavan, Roger Simon and Dinesh D’Souza, to answer this question in this edition of PJTV.

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Looney Liberals Not the Answer

Joe Dan Gorman takes aim at the supposed Obama economic recovery and looney liberals in general. When compared on a graph chart, the economic recoveries of the early 1980s and mid-2000s display radically different outcomes. The Reagan recovery data shot upward from the beginning, producing a tidal wave of growth, while Obama’s spiraled downward and continues on that path.

“It’s only called a recovery because Obama calls it a recovery,” Gorman says. In this edition of Intellectual Froglegs, Gorman also zeroes in on the disastrous effects of liberal government across the country, the GOP presidential field, media witch hunts and political correctness, among other issues.

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Now That’s An Insult!

Nothing can bring your blood to a boil quicker than an insult assailing your character–whether giving it or receiving it. Following are the 100 Greatest Movie Insults of All Time, including the King of Putdowns Rodney Dangerfield in Caddy Shack, when he approaches an elderly lady eating dinner in the clubhouse and says, “Hey, baby, you’re alright, you must have been something before electricity.”

Complementing Dangerfield are an animated John Wayne in Rooster Cogburn, John Candy in Uncle Buck, and arguably the most devastating insult on the silver screen of all time–Clark Gable’s classic line in Gone With the Wind: “Frankly my dear, I don’t give a damn.” Because of strong language in some scenes, viewer discretion is advised. See you next Tuesday on LOL for more of the lighter side of life. –The Wickel

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Political Correctness

Will Hollywood ever again give us right-thinking and conservative stars like Charlton Heston and John Wayne? Probably not. This generation’s stars are squishy, bandwagon liberal hacks lacking both the intelligence and the independence to think for themselves. In the absence of any stars of the caliber of Heston or Wayne, we’re left to go back to the source.

Here’s a definitive speech that Heston gave at Brandeis University in 2000 touching on the issues of political correctness, common sense, gun policies and the need to always challenge authority. Heston’s words ring just as true today as back then. H/T LibertyPen

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Thinking Man’s John Wayne

Comedian Jon Stewart once called Harry Truman a war criminal for ordering the atomic bombings of Japan during World War II, although Stewart later recanted his “stupid” remark after it elicited a firestorm of criticism. Today, on the 67th anniversary of Little Boy being dropped on Hiroshima, some more seasoned and veteran perspective on that historic event is offered by Jack H. McCall Jr., author of two companion histories of WWII. McCall says many of the soldiers fighting in the Pacific Theater kissed the ground upon hearing of Truman’s decision, knowing he had averted the deaths of more than one million GIs who likely would have been killed if a ground invasion of Japan had taken place.

One of McCall’s books examines the war through the perspective of Professor Christopher Donner, who McCall bills as “the thinking man’s John Wayne,” a trained historian fluent in multiple languages who nevertheless volunteered for the US Marines, serving in the fierce battles on Okinawa. Among Donner’s recollections: His fateful encounter with US Gen. Simon Bolivar Buckner Jr., the son of a Kentucky governor and the highest-ranking US officer killed in combat during WWII.

McCall shares anecdotes from his books with Glenn Reynolds on PJTV’s InstaVision.

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