Clint Eastwood

Photo Of The Day

There are six Flag Raisers on the famous Iwo Jima photo. Four in the front line and two in back. The front four are,   (left to right) Ira Hayes, Franklin Sousley, John Bradley and Harlon Block.  The back two are Michael Strank (behind Sousley) and Rene Gagnon (behind Bradley).  Strank, Block and Sousley would die shortly afterwards. Bradley, Hayes and Gagnon became national heroes within weeks.

There are six Flag Raisers on the famous Iwo Jima photo. Four in the front line and two in back. The front four are, (left to right) Ira Hayes, Franklin Sousley, John Bradley and Harlon Block. The back two are Michael Strank (behind Sousley) and Rene Gagnon (behind Bradley). Strank, Block and Sousley would die shortly afterwards. Bradley, Hayes and Gagnon became national heroes within weeks.

The Flag Raisers

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10 examples of when it’s still OK for a white person to use the “N” word

James Delingpole explores the outrage over Jeremy Clarkson reciting a child’s rhyme that contained the dreaded ‘N-word’…because apparently we can’t be grown up enough to use the word nigger to describe what it is that Jeremey Clarkson actually said with offending people who are easily offended.

He has found 10 examples of the use of the word by white people that?doesn’t mean that you are a car carrying member of the Ku Klux Klan or that mob of black shirt wearing pansies who in Christchurch.

1. In a quiz, when they’re asked the name of Guy Gibson’s dog in The Dambusters – or, indeed, X 3, the code phrase used by the Lancaster pilots to signal that the dams had been successfully breached.

2. When you’re quoting the name of an Agatha Christie thriller.

3. If someone asks you what NWA stands for.

4. It’s your Latin class and you’re saying the word for “black”.

5. You’re starring as a nasty white person in a liberal-guilt-porn movie such as Twelve Years A Guardian Reader and you are required to make your character more realistic and unpleasant.

6. You’re recalling a great Clint Eastwood scene from Escape From Alcatraz.

7. You’re talking about the?funniest moment in the entire history of South Park, when Randy appears on Wheel Of Fortune and the clue is “People who annoy you” – and the word is “N-GGERS”

8. You have become so immersed in rap culture that you think you are black and start referring affectionately even to your white friends as “Homes”, “bro”, “blud”, or “mah niggah”.

9. You are an outspoken controversialist who loathes the stultifying effects of political correctness and wants to test its boundaries.

10. You are in a kitchen with friends, discussing the Jeremy Clarkson “N-word” “scandal”, trying to remember exactly what decade it was that the “N-word” in Eeny Meeny Minie Mo went off-limits.

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Could the rest of the world invade CONUS?

The short answer is no, and the chances are not even likely…remote is even too brave as description.

VICE has the long answer.

First of all you have to assume that the uS has lost its nuclear capability…let’s assume that.

So, once the nuclear capabilities are down, what could an invasion of the US look?like?
The US is the sole country in the world that has the capability to project force across the globe on a large scale. The combined military air- and sea-lift capability of the rest of the world would be insufficient to even get a foothold on the continental United States. The amphibious assault capability of the world’s militaries, excluding the United States, is simply too small.

That means the adversary would have to seize and use civilian aircraft and ships not designed for nonpermissive environments. These ships would require secure bases in Canada and Mexico, since they lack the capability to deliver forces onto unimproved shores. Thus, any attempted invasion of the US would first look like a rather motley caravan of vulnerable civilian ships and aircraft.

If these forces managed to avoid US attacks and build up, they could then launch an attack over land.? Read more »

Do you feel lucky…well do ya punk?

Supporters seeking to overturn Proposition 8 in California are certainly feeling lucky now.

Clint Eastwood has pledged his support for marriage equality. A gun toting, right wing Republican…supporting marriage equality…times have changed.

He’s one of the few big-time celebrities who is also a big-time Republican.

But Clint Eastwood has veered from the viewpoint of many Conservatives in one regard: the actor signed the American Foundation for Equal Rights?s ?Friend of the Court? brief this week.? Read more »

Sledge of the Day

Today’s Sledge of the Day comes from Tim Stanley at The Telegraph:

Regrettably, the age of Eastwood, Wayne and Reagan is over. The only cowboys that the Glee Generation will vote for nowadays are of the Brokeback variety.

Maybe Fossy?s gay ute and Woodhouse’s public facials are all part of a vote winning master strategy that the rest of us just haven’t understood.

Mitt Romney’s Shambolic Campaign

Mitt Romney seems to be going about losing the unlosable election. His campaign has been terrible. Politico outlines just how terrible it was in preparation for the convention speech, one of the most important parts of the entire campaign.

Stuart Stevens, Mitt Romney?s top strategist, knew his candidate?s convention speech needed a memorable mix of loft and grace if he was going to bound out of Tampa with an authentic chance to win the presidency. So Stevens, bypassing the speechwriting staff at the campaign?s Boston headquarters, assigned the sensitive task of drafting it to Peter Wehner, a veteran of the last three Republican White Houses and one of the party?s smarter wordsmiths.

Not a word Wehner wrote was ever spoken.

Stevens junked the entire thing, setting off a chaotic, eight-day scramble that would produce an hour of prime-time problems for Romney, including Clint Eastwood?s meandering monologue to an empty chair.

Romney?s convention stumbles have provoked weeks of public griping and internal sniping about not only Romney but also his mercurial campaign muse, Stevens. Viewed warily by conservatives, known for his impulsiveness and described by a colleague as a ?tortured artist,? Stevens has become the leading staff scapegoat for a campaign that suddenly is behind in a race that had been expected to stay neck and neck through Nov. 6.

This article is based on accounts from Romney aides, advisers and friends, most of whom refused to speak on the record because they were recounting private discussions and offering direct criticism of the candidate and his staff, Stevens in particular.

Clint Eastwood at the GOP Convention, Ctd

I have already blogged about the panty-waists moaning about his throat-slitting, but here is his full speech…with the now infamous empty chair.

Clint Eastwood at the GOP Convention

Predictably the panty-waists are upset over his throat-slitting gesture:

10 Handguns to own before you die

? NRA – American Rifleman

The NRA American Rifleman ha a list of the 10 handguns you have to own before you die…a bucket list if you will…they are:

  1. Colt Single Action Army
  2. Colt 1911 Government Model ?- .45 ACP
  3. Smith & Wesson Model 27 ?-.357 magnum
  4. Smith & Wesson Model 29 ?- .44 Magnum made famous by Clint Eastwood in Dirty Harry
  5. Smith & Wesson Chiefs Special ?- .38 Special
  6. Colt Woodsman ?- .22LR
  7. Ruger Super Redhawk Alaskan – .454 Casull
  8. Browning HiPower – 9mm
  9. Walther PPK – the James Bond gun
  10. Glock 22 – .40S&W

I have fired 1,2,3,6,8,9 and 10.

I have owned a Glock 17L and a Colt 1911 but it was in .38 Super. I fired/carried the Browning HiPower in the Army. I aslo owned a S7W Model 10 but it was highly customised for competitions.

I have always wanted a Colt Single Action Army.

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Even Clint Eastwood supports Gay Marriage

Because I know he has a Google Alert and I annoy him to the point of apoplexy this post is?dedicated?to Steve Gray.

But here is what Clint Eastwood thinks about gay marriage. A sentiment I endorse.