Well, it seems my last post was not the deterrent I thought it would be. Instead, some individuals on this board decided to shame our believed American heroes even further.
As you all know, a poster claimed Ben Franklin was a fraud, "sat on his ***" and was an idiot.
Another poster claims Clint Eastwood is "senile". On top of that another poster compared Clint Eastwood to Betty White.
Now the Duke. They have assaulted the Duke! They claim that John Wayne had a "small" package.
You people know who you are and you should be ashamed of yourselves. You cannot disgrace a founding father, you cannot disgrace Dirty Harry and you sure as **** cannot talk about the Duke like that. This is taking freedom of speech too far!
Grow a sack.
You're going to find the world a cold, hard place if you walk around so thin skinned that a little idle speculation on a BB gets your panties in a twist.
And the answer to your question is no, what we appear to need to start teaching our children is basic spelling and grammar: you misspelled "degenerates," forgot the apostrophe connoting possession in "duke's," and left the word "we" out of your final sentence fragment.
Here's a weird one: Walt, I can see your most recent comment only when I click "message list" where it shows me the most recent messages first, but when I click "threaded" it seems to vanish completely.
Does the same thing happen for you?
"This is taking freedom of speech too far!"
I can never tell if you're speaking tongue in cheek or not. You can't possibly want the freedom of speech so massively curtailed that celebrity speculation becomes a crime, can you?
What would happen to all those poor TMZ people?
There are things that shouldn't be said.
If you see a retarded person walking into Wal Mart with his mother. If I were to look over and say "hey, look at retard!" That would be inappropriate to say. I am allowed to say it, but should I? Same goes with disgracing American heroes.
Hey, pal, you're the one who brought up John Wayne's love life.
I don't see much difference between your speculation that John Wayne is gay and my repeating an oft repeated Hollywood rumor that he's got a small package.
Of the two options, which would you rather have apply to you? It's not both, is it?