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About TheCid

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  • Birthday 12/27/1946

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  1. I had this poster in my room in college.
  2. I like your list best of all. I prefer the ones from 50's and 60's, which unfortunately are being replaced by ones from the 70's and later on most OTA stations. Would add Perry Mason, Route 66 and Highway Patrol.
  3. My point is that Wayne chose not to serve, whereas others did serve. And no, he is not the only one. However, he made a career of playing the rough/tough stand-up guy in many war films. He also spent his life as pro-war or pro-US intervention. Research clearly shows that The Green Berets was made by John Wayne to gin up support for the war in Vietnam. As for movies during WW II; most were absolutely made to gain the support of the people back home. There was some element of propaganda in most, if not all. The Green Berets under Wayne's intention was almost totally a propaganda film. I like John Wayne Westerns and a few others. I tend not to watch WW II movies any more as I have seen most many, many times.
  4. In honor of all those who gave their lives for American freedom, Donald Trump chose to play golf.
  5. Thank you. I served with the 173rd Airborne during the war and with the XVIII Airborne before and after the war. In the past I have annually lamented that TCM shows no or few Vietnam War movies on Memorial Day, but to no avail. So, I gave up this year. Glad to see your post and welcome. As you noted there are far better movies about The Vietnam War and there are lots of them. One of my favorites is Go Tell the Spartans (1978). The Green Berets is not a "war" movie nor a movie about the Vietnam War. It is a propaganda film by John Wayne made in order to create support for the war. I read the book, The Green Berets, by robin Moore, when it came out in 1966. Not sure how much of the movie was supposedly based on the book, if any. The book was far better than the movie. Personally, I think John Wayne made a lot of "propaganda" type war movies to make up for his non-participation in WW II. Thank you for your service - and your post.
  6. Gov. Whitmir will have to explain why she did not fix the dams in the first place.
  7. Night Editor is one of the movies on the Bad Girls of Film Noir, Volume 2 DVD set.
  8. Just for clarification, Limburger received a presidential medal, not a Congressional one.
  9. I see people riding around on motorcycles, golf cars, bikes, etc. far more than before. Also see more walkers and more backyard parties. Of course, none of them are wearing masks and few are practicing social distancing.
  10. You can't fix stupid - and Republicans depend upon that when elections are held.
  11. How unfortunate that you do not understand the basics of how law enforcement works. Oh, I forgot you are from West Virginia.
  12. Or as with the above poster, you will hear massive denials re: the crisis and the total incompetence of Trump and the Republican Party. TDS also means Trump Denial Syndrome as in denial that he is not God-like and cannot do any wrong. However, it is good advice to stay off the Off Topic threads.
  13. No, the woman never would have asked for it if Trump had not said it was safe and effective.
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