4.06.2008

Moses Has Died

There may be a better clip of this, but you've got to love Charlton Heston's defense of gun ownership as he sends a message to presidential hopeful Al Gore. And it is somewhat sad that Heston, a huge gun rights advocate, died last night just months away from the Supreme Court finally explaining the extent of rights under the Second Amendment. A decision which he will undoubtedly be pleased with.

19 comments:

RPM said...

Now they literally will have to pry it from his cold, dead hand.

You got to give it up for Chuck. He was a man's man.

Anonymous said...

The limp wristed liberal weenie Al Bore still couldn't pry it from his cold, dead hand.

Anonymous said...

The NRA is in shambles and a mere shadow of its former self. It's not the powerhouse it once was....and I'll bet Chuck dying won't help.

Anonymous said...

11:42 They should just bury it with him.

Anonymous said...

rpm.......what exactly is a "man's man"?............

gern blansten said...

Anon 6:20:

I'm not rpm, but I'll answer your question.

A man's man is some guy that a man looks at and goes "yeah, that's what being a man is all about." It's just a guy thing.

I think the best example of that is Charlton Heston in Tombstone. He was a rancher that Wyatt earp and Doc Holliday went to when they were being chased by the bad guys. At this point, though, Doc was too sick to travel. Charlton Heston said he could stay at his ranch and that "if they wanna come get him, they gotta come through us first."
Now THAT'S a man!

Anonymous said...

"Oh Moses, Moses, you splendid adorable fool!"

Another helping of soylent green!

Charlton Heston had many fans, non bigger than himself!

Anonymous said...

"now THAT'S a man!"?

No, THAT was a movie role.

I do think that one might delineate some distinction between being "a man's man" and the priviledged existence of a profoundly pampered, spectacularly egotistical movie star who specialized in playing them.

Anonymous said...

Sorry Heston kicked the bucket but frankly I thought he was just a Republican pompous ass.

Anonymous said...

My favorite Heston tale is the gay sub-text that was in Ben Hur. Gore Vidal is brilliant, Heston was clueless.

Robert Thorn said...

I was a big fan of Heston's movie career. On screen, he was definitely a "man's man". Maybe the fact that we attribute such positive feelings to him as a man is just more of a testament to what a good actor he was.

On the other hand, I wasn't to thrilled with his politics. But, I was sorry to see him made to look so bad in Bowling for Columbine.

Why is it that Republicans detest liberal actors becoming political...yet are so excited about electing conservative actors (Heston, Schwarzenegger, Bono, Thompson) to prominient political positions?

Anonymous said...

So it goes!

RPM said...

6:20 it's like this...

Who is the Man's Man? He's the real class act. He always shaves and wears clothes that fit. He's worldly, educated, and a gentleman. He thinks that buttoned shirts are not just for special occasions and that newspapers have more than one section. While he is polite, he is not a pushover. He will swear when he needs to, but will try to control his temper. He can handle his liquor and keeps himself in shape. Most importantly, he will admit his faults and errors, because that is what real men do. He don't have to be gay or straight, black or white, Republic or Democrat, Athiest or Evangelical; he just does what ever he thinks makes himself a good person that he can be proud of. For these reasons, women want him and men want to be him.

A "man's man" is the kind of a man that anyone can point to as an example of what men should aspire to be like. A "man's man" has no androgynous features. He is pure man through and though.

That was Chuck Heston.

Anonymous said...

I'll take a pompous, pampered actor that defends and stands up for the constitution and marched with MLK over a limp wristed liberal weenie that is clueless on politics anyday.

Anonymous said...

I agree rpm. However I believe that your attempt to educate the libs on the mans man thing is pointless. You have to somewhat be a man to understand. Who ever asked that question was a woman, gay or a liberal.

Anonymous said...

3:31
You wrote your agreement with rpm's definition of a "man's man" and then proceeded to negate it with your bigotry. Apparently your own concept of a "man's man" contains a heaping helping of hypocrisy.

Anonymous said...

A male that has gonads between his legs does not make him a MAN.........it is the consistent way he lives his life.....with love for God, compassion and respect for men and women and general integrity........

Charlton Heston was an ACTOR - we have folks all around us who "act" but aren't paid for it....

Anonymous said...

I like plastic surgery. It allows women to become on the outside just what they are on the inside....................FAKE

Anonymous said...

Sorry that's a stolen joke but since I don't know who I stole it from, I can't exactly footnote it