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  • Bonanza (1959-1973)

    Cole Thornton - - Classic TV Westerns

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    No comments on Bonanza for over four years?!? Yikes! I've been waychng the first six seasons of Bonanza on DVD again and am amazed all over again at the variety the program offered. No wonder it was so beloved and the biggest git of the 1960s. Bonanza could boast a wide variety of episodes. One week it was a social commentary episode like 12 Angry Men, the next week a "psychological" western a la a 3:10 to Yuma, a supernatural or spiritually-themed episode, an action shoot 'em up, or a slapstick…

  • I joined in March 2004. Does that qualify me as an "older" member? After years away, I suppose I am back, not that anyone here would remember me! I see some familiar handles and our conversations all come back to me. I am saddened to learn of the recent passings of a few ongtime Duke board posters, but time relentlessly marches on. Years back in the In Harm's Way thread we had a discussion about recasting a "What if?" sequel. I'd like to start a thread and have that conversation again, so I'll g…

  • Re: Politics

    Cole Thornton - - Off Topic Discussions

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    Quote from Stumpy: “ Our economic downturn started near the end of Bush's watch and has only gotten worse since the Democrats assumed power. With their tax-and-spend policies, things will undoubtedly get worse yet. The seeds for this economic crash were planted during Clinton's term, when stringent oversight of certain lending practices, especially mortgage lending, was relaxed at the urging of various interests. In other words, a lot of people began buying houses and otherwise living way beyond…

  • It's amazing to me how the Kennedy administration was able to avoid a war with a country ninety miles away from the US, with actual, proven visual evidence of weapons of mass destruction, while the Bush administration failed to avoid a war with a country on the other side of the world, with what turned out to be zero weapons of mass destruction. Shows what a real leader like JFK could do, even with someone like McNamara in his cabinet. The stupidity of Bush and his chickenhawk minions will go do…

  • Re: Politics

    Cole Thornton - - Off Topic Discussions

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    Quote from chester7777: “You may think George was bad, if you have a few minutes, . . . ” I watched the first fifteen minutes and will finish off the remainder later. There's much, much more in that presentation than I can comment on here, but what it discusses is really nothing new, as the banks and later the Gilded Age of America's 19th century set the precedent. Jesus Christ (or Allah, or Buddha et al.) isn't the God in which we trust, but the Almighty Dollar; always has been, always will be.…

  • Re: Politics

    Cole Thornton - - Off Topic Discussions

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    Quote from chester7777: “I would tend to disagree with that statement. I can still remember Slick Willy sitting up there, trying to remember what the definition of "is" is. Does the name Paula Jones ring a bell? Only one of dozens. A couple of them met their maker for inadvertent disclosure. How about Vince Foster? Ron Brown? It seems being associated with the Clintons was not a healthy pastime. I will agree with you that both presidents did not seem to be looking out for our country's best inte…

  • Re: Politics

    Cole Thornton - - Off Topic Discussions

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    Before you all moan about how the left is taking us down the road to oblivion, remember that the people who voted Obama in weren't so much choosing Obama, but REJECTING George W. Bush. His ineptitude in EVERY aspect of his administration, with a litany of lies that makes Slick Willy Clinton look like Honest Abe Lincoln! Remember that load of crap about being "a uniter, not a divider"? My word, was there anything that this man said that was actually true? Oh, there was--perpetual tax cuts for the…

  • Re: Politics

    Cole Thornton - - Off Topic Discussions

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    Quote from William T Brooks: “Sarah Palin, is Stepping Down as Governor at the End Of The Month, and going to Fight the Crooks in Washinton, and I think you are Going to See The First Woman President in 2012, and My Kind Of Woman With a Rifle in one Hand and a Fishing Pole in The Other Hand !!! GO SARAH Chilibill :cowboy: ” Are you kidding? Palin has just handed any future opponent a very powerful weapon. No matter how she tries to spin this, the simple fact is that Palin couldn't manage to serv…

  • Re: Politics

    Cole Thornton - - Off Topic Discussions

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    Quote from William T Brooks: “My Kind Of Woman With a Rifle in one Hand and a Fishing Pole in The Other Hand !!! :wub: GO SARAH Chilibill :cowboy: ” ...Not to mention all of those magazines she "reads.":wink_smile:

  • Re: Politics

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    Quote from erthomp143: “Well you have to admit that WWII was a much different war than the ones that followed. If you did not do everything in your power to be part of WWII there was something wrong with you, that is contrasted by Vietnam. Where if you did not do everything in your power to stay out of it, there was something wrong with you. That's my take on the general public view of things. So to compare the two is like comparing apples and oranges.” I wanted to also mention that unless one w…

  • Re: Politics

    Cole Thornton - - Off Topic Discussions

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    Quote from erthomp143: “Well you have to admit that WWII was a much different war than the ones that followed. If you did not do everything in your power to be part of WWII there was something wrong with you, that is contrasted by Vietnam. Where if you did not do everything in your power to stay out of it, there was something wrong with you. That's my take on the general public view of things. So to compare the two is like comparing apples and oranges.” That's why I titled my post "How Things Ha…

  • Does it not boggle the mind that John F. Kennedy had to get his father to pull strings to get him into the Navy? Jack was 4F due to his chronic back condition, among many other things and yet he wanted to serve--in dangerous PT Boat duty!

  • Re: Politics

    Cole Thornton - - Off Topic Discussions

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    Quote from Stumpy: “What was it Sue said, Jim? Oh yeah, opinions are like noses in that most people have one. However, I prefer Eric's version. :wink:” Stumpy, I hope that you're man enough someday to admit that I cleaned your hypocrital conservative clock in this debate.

  • Re: Politics

    Cole Thornton - - Off Topic Discussions

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    Quote from chester7777: “Gentlemen, I hate to get involved in your rigorous debate, but I can't help but wonder if you aren't arguing about apples and oranges. I personally feel that no one in the higher echelons of either party has any concept of what being a conservative is. I believe that they have all been inserted in the positions they are in through the efforts of the multi-national banking and industrial complex that are working towards a "new world order." There are people in this countr…

  • Re: Politics

    Cole Thornton - - Off Topic Discussions

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    Quote from Stumpy: “To introduce a subject that is almost guaranteed to start an argument..............:stunned: ” You should've listened to your own words, from the very first post on this topic.:box:

  • Re: Politics

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    Quote from Stumpy: “CT is a typical Cheney-hater who vociferously condemns the former VP's avoidance of the draft while studiously ignoring the fact that hundreds of thousands of other "Americans", including one of the left's icons named Clinton, committed the very same act by arranging college deferments or fleeing to Canada and Sweden. His irrationality and hypocrisy in this matter has convinced me that despite his protestations to the contrary, he's not a conservative but is in fact a liberal…

  • Re: Politics

    Cole Thornton - - Off Topic Discussions

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    Quote from Duke_Wayne: “The Libs have been attacking Cheney ever since Dubya was elected. Halliburton, He staged the War in Iraq, Shady business dealings, now Viet Nam-era Draft Dodging? Wow, what's next... Is he the reason The Beatles broke up too? The only Presidents and/ or Vice Presidents I know about as far as draft dodging goes were Slick Willy Clinton (We could go on for days about his shady dealings.), and now our current President that may or may not even be an American citizen. (We wil…

  • Quote from dukefan1: “I would love to know how they justify the high cost of pills these days. Being mass produced, wouldn't that bring the cost down? My Mother-In-Law lives with me and is on so many meds, I hate to see her swallow them all. And most of them send me into sticker shock when I see what we pay for them. Does it really cost that much to make them? Mark” Good old fashioned Greed. I know that's nothing new, but you know that that's the number one reason. Anything else is just semantic…

  • During almost every television commercial break, the newest prescription drugs are marketed like chocolate candy. It's getting to the point where people are being reduced to believing they can't scratch their own arses without the assistance of the latest government-approved pill. And aside from the buku $$$, why do drug companies even advertise? Isn't that advocating self medication? "Hey doc, I saw an ad for seconals and maybe that's what'll cure my insomnia." Is that how it works? Patients se…

  • Re: McQ (1974)

    Cole Thornton - - The 1970's

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    Quote from Elly: “Firstly not quite sure about what you mean by a hipper actor LOL secondly not sure I agree with this JW said a few times he was gald he turned down the role cos he did not like the violence and language that had crept into films by then. just my thoughts on the subject” Notice that I put "hipper" in quotes...hipper-- meaning a trendy, flavor-of-the-month actor circa 1974. And if Duke didn't agree initially with the DH content, he didn't waste any time starring in a knock-off of…

  • Re: McQ (1974)

    Cole Thornton - - The 1970's

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    I've seen McQ many times, but Brannigan maybe once, and that was years ago. I have a jpeg of the poster that is quite impressive! I'll try and post it in the Brannigan thread. And yes, these Duke cop movies are grossly underrated! If a younger, "hipper" actor of that era had played those characters, the view of those movies would be quite different! And let's not forget who was asked to play Dirty Harry way before Clint made it his career-defining role. Duke was definitely regretting that decisi…

  • Quote from Moonshine_Sally: “I am not keen on war films in general so it took me ages before I decided to even buy Duke's war films. But a few years ago I did get this one and then it was lying about for a few months untill I finally watched it. And I was mesmerized by what I saw. And I felt ashamed that I never bothered to watch it before. It's a fairly long film but before I realized it there was The End. The next day I watched it again. Then gave the DVD to my dad so he could watch, then to m…

  • Re: Politics

    Cole Thornton - - Off Topic Discussions

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    Quote from Stumpy: “It seems to me that he makes a special, gleeful point of attacking Republicans, mostly for their hypocrisy, and I'll agree that both parties are definitely guilty of it. However, GOPers are much less guilty of wrongdoing than the Dems and he knows it. Forgot to add, wonder if he's noticed that every single time a Republican has been found to be committing a political, or moral outrage, such GOPer has resigned whatever position of party influence they may happen to hold. At th…

  • Re: Politics

    Cole Thornton - - Off Topic Discussions

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    Quote from William T Brooks: “Well I was Brought up in the The Good Old Days "When You Call A Spade A Spade," and before all the Political Correctness That The Liberals in some parts of this Country want us to live by, and some day if You Live Long Enough You will Pay For it. ” I'd love to know which period of US history you'd call "the good old days"...please be specific...which decade or years were they?

  • Re: Politics

    Cole Thornton - - Off Topic Discussions

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    Quote from William T Brooks: “And How about Barny Franks the Fagget and he is not after a Woman but a Man !! ” I also don't make intolerant, hateful remarks about anyone's sexuality, race, or religion; attacks that have been made in this very thread.