On The Flip Side of Hollywood
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- - it makes you recall that there was a time when you had ...
August 18th, 2004 02:00 AM
On The Flip Side of Hollywood
Funny how a generation or two can change perspectives on responsibility!
- - it makes you recall that there was a time when you had no Streisands,
Baldwins, Fondas, Dixie Chicks, Madonna, Sarandons, Robbins and Sheens.
In contrast to the ideals, opinions and feelings of today's "Hollywonk" the
real actors of yesteryear loved the United States. They had both class and
integrity. With the advent of World War many of our actors went to fight
rather than stand and rant against this country we all love. They gave up
their wealth, position and fame to become service men &women, many as
simple "enlisted men." This page lists but a few, but from this group of
only 18 men came over 70 medals in honor of their valor, spanning from
Bronze Stars, Silver Stars, Distinguish Service Cross', Purple Hearts and
one Congressional Medal of Honor. So remember; while the "Entertainers of
2003" have been in all of the news media lately (for it seems Newspaper,
Television and Radio has been more than ready to put them and their
anti-American, anti-Bush message before the public) I would like to remind
the people of what the entertainers of 1943 were doing, (60 years ago).
Most of these brave men have since passed on.
Hollywonk! Real Hollywood Heroes
Alec Guinness (Star Wars) operated a British Royal Navy landing craft on D-Day.
James Doohan ("Scotty" on Star Trek) landed in Normandy with the U. S. Army on D-Day.
Donald Pleasance (The Great Escape) really was an R. A. F. pilot who was
shot down, held prisoner and tortured by the Germans.
David Niven was a Sandhurst graduate and Lt. Colonel of the British
Commandos in Normandy.
James Stewart Entered the Army Air Force as a private and worked his way to
the rank of Colonel. During World War II, Stewart served as a bomber pilot,
his service record crediting him with leading more than 20 missions over
Germany, and taking part in hundreds of air strikes during his tour of
duty. Stewart earned the Air Medal, the Distinguished Flying Cross,
France's Croix de Guerre, and 7 Battle Stars during World War II. In peace
time, Stewart continued to be an active member of the Air Force as a
reservist, reaching the rank of Brigadier General before retiring in the
Clark Gable (Mega-Movie Star when war broke out) Although he was beyond the
draft age at the time the U.S. entered WW II, Clark Gable enlisted as a
Private in the AAF on Aug. 12, 1942 at Los Angeles. He attended the
Officers'Candidate School at Miami Beach, Fla. and graduated as a second
lieutenant on Oct. 28, 1942. He then attended aerial gunnery school and in
Feb. 1943 he was assigned to the 351st Bomb Group at Polebrook where he flew
operational missions over Europe in B-17s Capt. Gable returned to the U.S.
in Oct. 1943 and was relieved from active duty as a Major on Jun. 12, 1944
at his own request, since he was over-age for combat.
Charlton Heston was an Army Air Corps Sergeant in Kodiak.
Earnest Borgnine was a U. S. Navy Gunners Mate 1935-1945.
Charles Durning was a U. S. Army Ranger at Normandy earning a Silver Star
and awarded the Purple Heart.
Charles Bronson was a tail gunner in the Army Air Corps, more specifically
on B-29s in the 20th Air Force out of Guam, Tinian, and Saipan
George C. Scott was a decorated U. S. Marine.
Eddie Albert (Green Acres TV) was awarded a Bronze Star for his heroic
action as a U. S. Naval officer aiding Marines at the horrific battle on
the island of Tarawa in the Pacific Nov. 1943.
Brian Keith served as a U.S. Marine rear gunner in several actions against
the Japanese on Rabal in the Pacific.
Lee Marvin was a U.S. Marine on Saipan during the Marianas campaign when he
was wounded earning the Purple Heart.
John Russell: In 1942, he enlisted in the Marine Corps where he received a
battlefield commission and was wounded and highly decorated for valor at
Robert Ryan was a U. S. Marine who served with the O. S. S. in Yugoslavia...
Tyrone Power (an established movie star when Pearl Harbor was bombed)
joined the U.S. Marines, was a pilot flying supplies into, and wounded
Marines out of, Iwo Jima and Okinawa.
Audie Murphy, little 5 '5" tall 110 pound guy from Texas who played cowboy
parts? Most Decorated serviceman of WWII and earned: Medal of Honor,
Distinguished Service Cross, 2 Silver Star Medals, Legion of Merit, 2
Bronze Star Medals with "V", 2 Purple Hearts, U.S. Army Outstanding
Civilian Service Medal, Good Conduct Medal, 2 Distinguished Unit Emblems,
American Campaign Medal, European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign Medal
with One Silver Star, Four Bronze Service Stars (representing nine
campaigns) and one Bronze Arrowhead (representing assault landing at Sicily
and Southern France) World War II Victory Medal Army of Occupation Medal
with Germany Clasp, Armed Forces Reserve Medal, Combat Infantry Badge,
Marksman Badge with Rifle Bar, Expert Badge with Bayonet Bar, French
Fourragere in Colors of the Croix de Guerre, French Legion of Honor, Grade
of Chevalier, French Croix de Guerre With Silver Star, French Croix de
Guerre with Palm, Medal of Liberated France, Belgian Croix de Guerre 1940
So how do you feel the real heroes of the silver screen acted when compared
to the hollywonks today who spray out anti-American drivel as they bite the
hand that feeds them? Can you imagine these stars of yesteryear saying they
hate our flag, making antiwar speeches, marching in anti-American parades
and saying they hate our president? I thought not, neither did I!
December 16th, 2004 07:32 PM
Great post and great read. I didn't know some of that stuff about some of those guys. It's nice to know that not everyone that has come out of Hollywood is a complete idiot.
December 17th, 2004 01:43 AM
Yeah, I heard that Chevy Chase was mouthing off at some liberal get together today and even the audience was cringing from his comments about President Bush. I couldn't find the story with the specifics, yet. Maybe tomorrow..
December 17th, 2004 06:31 PM
http://www.drudgereport.com/flash3.htmChevy Chase's potty-mouthed Bush-bashing at Kennedy Center
Wed Dec 15 2004 21:59:28 ET
Even Hollywood liberals were left reeling after Chevy Chase's potty-mouthed Bush-bashing Tuesday night at the Kennedy Center, where the actor hosted an awards ceremony staged by People for the American Way.
The WASHINGTON POST on Thursday claims Chase unleashed a rant against President Bush that stunned the crowd.
He deployed the four-letter word that got Vice President Dick Cheney in hot water, using it as a noun. Chase called the prez a "dumb (expletive)." He also used it as an adjective, assuring the audience, "I'm no (expletive) clown either. ... This guy started a jihad."
Chase also said: "This guy in office is an uneducated, real lying schmuck ... and we still couldn't beat him with a bore like Kerry."
People for the American Way distanced itself Wednesday from the actor's rant.
Founder Norman Lear tells the paper: "I thought it was utterly untoward, obviously unexpected and unscripted and all that stuff. And, uh _ it was Chevy Chase. He'll live with it, I won't."
December 18th, 2004 03:37 PM
Thanks, wvturner, that was the one I had heard on the news. Now that the libs can't say that Bush "stole" the election I guess we are just going to have to put up with this but it is getting awful tiresome, to say the least.
December 18th, 2004 06:28 PM
Chevy Chase. What a loser. I am concentrating on other activities rather than watching these people on TV and the movies. If I made that much money for doing such an unimportant job I would keep my mouth shut on religion and politics. The fact that they can't seems to me that they they think they are above it all
January 21st, 2005 03:21 PM
This coming from Clark Griswald. This idiot doesn't understand that the Jihad started long ago & we sure as hell didn't start it, but we'll end it.
Originally posted by wvturner
Chase called the prez a "dumb (expletive)." He also used it as an adjective, assuring the audience, "I'm no (expletive) clown either. ... This guy started a jihad."
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