REST WELL, DEAR LADY

With your forebearance, I’d like to dedicate today’s post to a national treasue that slipped away from us Saturday. Born Maureen Fitzsimmons, she became a star amongst stars as Maureen O’Hara.

From Wikipedia:
Maureen O’Hara (born Maureen FitzSimons; 17 August 1920 – 25 October 2015) was an Irish-American actress and singer. The famously red-headed O’Hara was known for playing fiercely passionate but sensible heroines, and often worked with director John Ford and longtime friend John Wayne. She was one of the last surviving stars from the Golden Age of Hollywood.

From an early age, she wanted to become an actress and took lessons. She was given a screen test, which was deemed unsatisfactory, but Charles Laughton saw something in her when he later saw it. He arranged for her to co-star with him in the 1939 British film Jamaica Inn. She also co-starred with him in the Hollywood production of The Hunchback of Notre Dame, released the same year. From there, she went on to enjoy a long and highly successful career. She made a number of films with John Wayne – the actor with whom she is most closely associated – and director John Ford, often both together in the same production; several were westerns, a notable exception being The Quiet Man (1952).
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She also starred in swashbucklers such as The Black Swan (1942), opposite Tyrone Power, and Sinbad the Sailor (1947), with Douglas Fairbanks, Jr., as well as the Christmas classic Miracle on 34th Street (1947), with John Payne, Natalie Wood and Edmund Gwenn.

Maureen O’Hara at RKO Studios in Hollywood, October 1942

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maureen_O%27Hara

WOMEN BACK THEN DIDN’T REQUIRE 15 MAIDS TO KEEP THEIR HOUSES

WITH THE DUKE IN 1962’S McCLINTOCK!
WAYNE HAD SAID SHE WAS ONE HIS FAVORITE LEADING LADIES


O’Hara and Jackie Gleason stand in wet concrete slabs as they imprint their feet in the “Courtyard of Stars” at Ivan Tors studio on July 31, 1969 in Miami, Florida.

O’Hara and Elizabeth Taylor Warner appear before the House Consumer Affairs subcommittee on May 21, 1979 in Washington which was hearing testimony on legislation to strike a gold medal for John Wayne who was battling cancer.
STILL RADIANT AT 94 YEARS OLD

O’Hara arrives at the 6th annual Governors Awards at the Hollywood and Highland Center in Los Angeles on Nov. 8, 2014.

MORE PICTURES:
http://www.nbcnews.com/news/photo/maureen-ohara-irish-stars-life-pictures-n450891

She came from a time when Hollywood made movies you could take the whole family to and leave the theater feeling good. To lump her in the category of “actress” along with the likes of Julia Roberts, Susan Sarandon, and the talentless Lena Dunham is an absolute obscenity. I feel a sense of loss as I feel when my boyhood heroes fade away. It is heartbreaking to see what passes for entertainment today, as everybody tries to make a political statement or stress over being politically correct. You cannot escape the graphic violence, explicit sexual themes, and filmmakers who want to “change the world.” I have not paid to go see a movie since the early 2000’s and don’t anticipate ever going again. I’ll stick to my classic westerns where the good guys still won.

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28 responses to “REST WELL, DEAR LADY

  1. Pistol Pete

    WE TAKE A LEFT OFF MEMORY LANE ONTO REALITY STREET
    PBS Documentary: House Freedom Caucus Founder Was Key to Paul Ryan, Luis Gutierrez Open Borders Effort

    However, what conservative activists describe as a “betrayal” is, for several key members of the House Freedom Caucus, the fulfillment of their long-time desire to implement amnesty and alter the demographics of their districts through expanded immigration. While the GOP electorate ejected Eric Cantor in large measure due to his support for Marco Rubio’s amnesty drive—followed by Rep. John Boehner (R-OH)
    and current Whip Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-CA)
    —the PBS documentary reveals that one of the founding members of the House Freedom Caucus, Rep. Mick Mulvaney (R-SC) embraces an even more progressive immigration agenda than Cantor himself.

    This helps explain why, after Ryan announced his candidacy for Speaker, Mulvaney and Gutierrez were among those who most aggressively boosted Ryan in the media.

    In an October 11 CBS interview, Mulvaney foreshadowed how the House Freedom Caucus would end up putting Gutierrez’s pick for Speaker into office. Mulvaney praised Ryan as a “conservative guy” and encouraged Ryan’s run by suggesting that the Republican Party may “need” Ryan as Speaker.
    http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2015/10/26/pbs-documentary-house-freedom-caucus-founder-key-paul-ryan-luis-gutierrez-open-borders-effort/

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  2. Pistol Pete

    Spike Lee: Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel Is A ‘Bully’

    HERE’S AN IDEA,SPIKEY:TRY VOTING REPUBLICAN….BWAHAHA

    REMEMBER THE 80’S GROUP.DEVO?MAYBE THE SPIKESTER IS STARTING A NEW GROUP….CALLED PERVO
    “I said, ‘Mayor, Your Honor, you’re gonna be on the wrong side of history,’ ” the iconic filmmaker says of the dispute over his upcoming feature, ‘Chi-Raq.’

    Spike Lee and Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel do not get along.
    http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/spike-lee-chicago-mayor-rahm-834310

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    • I need to grab my winter coat ’cause hell just froze over … I’m on Spike’s side on this one.

      “We started shooting Chi-Raq June 1. We finished July 9. During that time, 331 people got wounded, 65 murdered,” Lee said to highlight his point. “New York City has three times the population of Chicago; Chicago has more homicides than New York City.”

      Chi-Raq is an update of the classical Greek play Lysistrata and … protests the city’s black-on-black gun violence.”

      The last thing Emanuel wants is a wide-release Spike Lee “joint” focusing a spotlight on Chicago’s out-of-control gangs and violence, since today’s Dems think propagandizing a problem is better than actually coming up with a solution.

      As long as Spike doesn’t blame Whitey (a 50/50 proposition at best for this notorious racist), I’m all in on anything exposing our urban war zones.

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  3. Pistol Pete

    Obama Defends Black Lives Matter Movement

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  4. Pistol Pete

    Just Days After Killing Of NYPD Officer, Communist-Organized Protesters Including Quentin Tarantino, Chant ‘F**K Police’ In NYC

    The protest, part of #RiseUpOctober, was organized by Carl Dix, who is behind Stop Mass Incarceration and who is a leader in the Revolutionary Communist Party. You can see Tarantino hugging it up with Dix in the above video, Dix is wearing a Rev Com sweatshirt. Cornel West is also an organizer and can be seen among the chanting folk.
    http://nypost.com/2015/10/24/quentin-tarantino-marches-in-police-terror-rally/

    Police Union Calls for Tarantino Boycott After Director Calls Officers ‘Murderers’ at Anti-Cop Rally
    THIS WAS MY POINT ABOUT DIRECTORS WANTING TO “MAKE A STATEMENT”

    IF YOU’VE EVER SEEN ANY OF HIS FILMS,ESPECIALLY ‘DJANGO UNCHAINED’ YOU KNOW THAT HE’S QUITE FOND OF USING THE WORD “NIGGER”.BUT HE’S A LIBERAL,SO HE GETS A PASS.
    “When I see murders, I do not stand by . . . I have to call the murderers the murderers,” the director — notorious for his violent movies — told a crowd of protesters in Washington Square Park on Saturday, adding that cops are too often “murderers.”
    “The police officers that Quentin Tarantino calls ‘murderers’ aren’t living in one of his depraved big-screen fantasies — they’re risking and sometimes sacrificing their lives to protect communities from real crime and mayhem.
    http://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/2015/10/26/nypd-calls-for-boycott-quentin-tarantino-after-director-leads-anti-cop-protest/?intcmp=hpbt4

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    • You know, when I see a guy who’s a real dickhead, I can’t stand by and not call him a dickhead. I have to call him what he is. A dickhead. And that’s what Quentin is. A dickhead.

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    • Matthew 7:3 – “Why do you look at the speck of sawdust in your brother’s eye and pay no attention to the plank in your own eye?”

      Even Spike Lee sees that blacks are killing blacks at a rate FIFTY TIMES that of cops, but all Tarantino sees is The Blue Meanies.

      Ah, fudge it, all these protests are funded by a dozen layers of Communist affiliates and sympathizers designed to collapse our capitalist system. They have nothing to do with black lives, everybody’s hip to that.

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  5. Pistol Pete

    Feds Go to Bat for Somali Muslim Truck Drivers Who Refused to Deliver Beer
    HOW THE HELL DO THESE SAND NI**ERS GET AWAY WITH APPLYING FOR JOBS WHERE THEY KNOW THEY’LL BE REQUIRED TO HANDLE ALCOHOL OR PORK PRODUCTS,THEN SUE WHEN THEY GET FIRED FOR NOT DOING THEIR JOB?

    The federal government awarded $240,000 to two Somali Muslim truck drivers who refused to deliver beer to customers.

    The Muslims said it was against their religion.

    The Washington Examiner notes that the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission won $240,000 in damages to the former drivers, both of Somali heritage, who were fired in 2009.

    The EEOC said that Star Transport Inc., a trucking company based in Morton, Ill., violated their religious rights by refusing to accommodate their objections to delivering alcoholic beverages.
    “EEOC is proud to support the rights of workers to equal treatment in the workplace without having to sacrifice their religious beliefs or practices,” EEOC General Counsel David Lopez announced Thursday. “This is fundamental to the American principles of religious freedom and tolerance.”
    http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2015/10/feds-go-to-bat-for-somali-muslim-truck-drivers-who-refused-to-deliver-beer/

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    • Wanna know how stupid our side is? After all this time, STILL no gay Republican has insisted on a wedding cake from the local Muslim bakery. Nor has a Christian trucker refused to deliver prayer mats to the local mosque.

      How hard is it to co-opt their own SJW strategies against them?!? Only James O’Keefe (and those PP video guys) are takin’ it to the streets.

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  6. Pistol Pete

    Hillary Clinton’s Latino Outreach Director Was An Illegal Immigrant And Cannot Vote
    WANNA BET?

    Praeli got her start in politics in elementary school by printing out her classmates’ name-calling (she claims they called her “peg leg” for her prosthetic leg and “border hopper”) and handing them over to “school police,” according to the Times.

    “We wanted to create a moral dilemma in the country so when people say ‘undocumented,’ they know who they’re talking about,” said Praeli about her youthful activism on behalf of amnesty for illegal immigrants.
    Praeli got her start in politics in elementary school by printing out her classmates’ name-calling (she claims they called her “peg leg” for her prosthetic leg and “border hopper”) and handing them over to “school police,” according to the Times.

    “http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2015/10/16/hillary-clintons-latino-outreach-director-illegal-immigrant-cannot-vote/

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  7. Pistol Pete

    Tens of Thousands More Muslims Storm Slovenia Border, Calls for “End of EU”
    COMING SOON TO A STATE NEAR YOU…THANKS TO YOUR PRESIDENT AND HIS PARTY

    The best thing that could happen would be the end of the EU. European nations need to take back their sovereignty. The EU was and is a dangerous collective that is anti-freedom and anti-individualism. In the hope of garnering a few crumbs of influence, the EU privileged a massive Muslim immigration into Europe, paid billions to the Mediterranean Union and Palestinian Authority, weakened the European states, undermined their unity, and wrapped itself in the flag of Palestinian justice, as though this would supply some protective system against the global jihad, which it endeavored to focus on Israel. (Bat Ye’or)

    http://pamelageller.com/2015/10/video-tens-of-thousands-more-muslims-storm-slovenia-border-calls-for-end-of-eu.html/#sthash.34aGLoh9.dpuf

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  8. Pistol Pete

    It’s Come To This: Obama Does His Best “Grumpy Cat” Impression To Mock Republicans….
    THIS PUNK IS A NATIONAL EMBARASSMENT

    ABC News Politics
    ✔ ‎@ABCPolitics
    WATCH: @POTUS just made his best Grumpy Cat face—to impersonate “gloomy” GOP politicians:

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    • chrissythehyphenated

      We’re watching the destruction of the greatest nation on Earth and all he can do is make fun of us for being sad about it. I might know some words to describe his behavior, but I won’t use them.

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  9. Pistol Pete

    James Holmes Attacked in Prison
    ALL TOGETHER NOW….AWWWW,THAT’S TOO BAD

    Department of Corrections officials have confirmed to the Denver Post that the mass murderer was attacked by inmate Mark “Slim” Daniels in a hallway, who lunged at Holmes while he was on his way to the day hall where he is allowed to spend four hours a day.
    http://www.newser.com/story/214968/james-holmes-attacked-in-prison.html

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  10. Pistol Pete

    ABC’s Jon Karl: Hillary’s Benghazi Testimony ‘The Culmination of the Best 10 Days of Her Campaign

    They’ve got her back at every turn.

    Sometimes ABC’s Jon Karl does a great job grilling WH officials at press briefings, sometimes he sounds like a DNC Chairman
    THAT’S WHY SHE’S ABSOLUTELY CONFIDENT SHE’LL BE HANDED THE PRESIDENCY ON A PLATTER

    http://www.hapblog.com/2015/10/abcs-jon-karl-hillarys-benghazi.html

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    • “THAT’S WHY SHE’S ABSOLUTELY CONFIDENT SHE’LL BE HANDED THE PRESIDENCY ON A PLATTER”

      Just like she was in 2008. Maybe prognostication ain’t her thing.

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  11. Pistol Pete

    Cruz: America Only 1 Liberal Justice Away From Gun Confiscation

    OUR SECOND AMENDMENT WILL BE RENDERED USELESS ABOUT ONE MINUTE AFTER EITHER JUSTICE THOMAS OR SCALIA LEAVES THE BENCH.EVEN IN THE REMOTE CHANCE WE WERE EVER TO HAVE ANOTHER REPUBLICAN PRESIDENT,THE LEFT KNOWS THEY ONLY NEED ONE MORE ACTIVIST AND THE CONSTITUTION WILL BE NO MORE THAN AN OLD PIECE OF PAPER.
    Not many presidential candidates are focusing on the fact that the Supreme Court has taken a noticeable turn to the left and is slowly being filled with judges that hold some very radical views along with a general disdain for the rule of law.

    Senator Ted Cruz is well aware of this shift and has been hammering the message home on the campaign trail.
    http://www.youngcons.com/cruz-america-only-1-liberal-justice-away-from-gun-confiscation

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  12. Pistol Pete

    Bush 41: Squanderer of Reagan Legacy Stunned by Son’s Rejection by Anti-Establishment Base
    WHEN BUSH 41 WAS PRESIDENT THERE MAY HAVE STILL BEEN A TINY SLIVER OF COLLEGIALITY LEFT.THATS GONE,PROBABLY FOREVER.

    Former President George Bush, 91 and frail, is straining to understand an election season that has, for his son and the Republican Party, lurched sharply and stunningly off script. And he is often bewildered by what he sees.

    “I’m getting old,” he tells friends, appraising today’s politics, “at just the right time.”
    http://www.breitbart.com/2016-presidential-race/2015/10/24/bush-41-squanderer-of-reagan-legacy-stunned-by-sons-rejection-by-anti-establishment-base/

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  13. Thanks for doing this tribute, Pete! She was a Grand Dame of the highest order. In addition to being one of our most beloved ladies of Hollywood and wonderful at her craft, she had a great marriage that she always mourned when her husband died, and John Wayne considered her his very best friend ever. What a great life.

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  14. Pistol Pete

    Bill Clinton Heckled By Animal Rights Protesters in Iowa – “Give Him a Big Hand”
    CLINTON CANNOT BE SHAKEN TO HIS CORE…HE DOESN’T HAVE ONE
    Bill Clinton today in Des Moines, Iowa at a rally for wife Hillary.

    Animal rights protester takes the stage.

    Clinton asks him to ‘quit’ then wants the crowd to give this guy a ‘big hand’ because he believes in something (huh?)

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  15. Pistol Pete

    Hillary The Souless Ghoul: “I Remember Fondly My Good Friend Chris”
    THIS BITCH AND THE RAPIST SHE’S MARRIED TO ARE A MATCH MADE IN HELL

    During the 11-hour hearing of the Benghazi Select Committee there was one moment that epitomized the decades-long training Hillary has perfected to simulate anger or passion or outrage for the cameras.
    In one emotional exchange, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA), asked Clinton what it was like “to be the subject of an allegation that you deliberately interfered with security that cost the life of a friend.”

    “It’s a very personally painful accusation. It has been rejected and disproven by nonpartisan, dispassionate investigators, but nevertheless, having it continue to be bandied around is deeply distressing to me,” Clinton said.

    http://www.politicalclownparade.blogspot.com/2015/10/hillary-souless-ghoul-i-remember-fondly.html

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  16. Pistol Pete

    Man Who Stabbed St. Tammany, LA Police Dog Hit 7 Times With The Taxpayer Relief Shot…
    ASSAULTING A POLICE DOG CARRIES THE SAME PENALTIES AS A HUMAN OFFICER….AND THE SAME CONSEQUENCES

    The burglary suspect who allegedly lunged with a knife at a St. Tammany Parish sheriff’s deputy and then stabbed a police dog died of multiple gunshot wounds after being shot by deputies. The St. Tammany Parish Coroner’s Office said Thursday (Oct. 22) that Darien Greenwood was shot seven times.

    St. Tammany Parish Sheriff Jack Strain said Greenwood rushed deputies pursuing him near a barn-like structure off Armel and Little Creek roads north of Mandeville Tuesday afternoon (Oct. 20). Greenwood allegedly tried to stab a deputy, and the police dog, a 4-year-old Belgian Malinois named Thor, intervened and was stabbed in the neck and shoulder.

    http://www.nola.com/crime/index.ssf/2015/10/man_who_stabbed_st_tammany_pol.html

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  17. Pistol Pete

    Women Cry Foul as Glamour Magazine Names Bruce Jenner ‘Woman of the Year’
    POLITICAL CORRECTNESS HAS RUN AMOK

    The magazine is expected to formally announce its choice of Jenner as woman of the year, along with actress Reese Witherspoon, on November 3.

    Criticisms are already piling up from women who find the choice of Jenner to be demeaning, and are falling into two main camps. First, out of all the real women in the world, could Glamour not find one worthy of the title of Woman of the Year without needing to fish in the male pool of boys dressing as girls?

    Second, what in the world has Jenner done in the past year—other than get a makeover—that qualifies him as a model for achieving woman around the world?
    http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2015/10/25/women-cry-foul-glamour-magazine-names-bruce-jenner-woman-year/

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    • It’s not about Caitlyn, it’s about Glamour, and waddayaknow, here we are giving them a little free press.

      They’d make Hulk Hogan Woman of the Year if it’d boost their circulation numbers. The Journalistic Integrity Ship sailed more than twenty years ago, and these days they’re all just living issue to issue, trying to NOT be the next Newsweek.

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  18. Pistol Pete

    Morning Joe can’t believe Ben Carson tried to kill someone
    NOTE:I HAVE TRIED TO POST SEVERAL YOUTUBES FROM NBC…IT SEEMS THEY’RE BLOCKING THEM ALL,CITING COPYWRIGHT LAWS.THE HILLARY DEFENSE IS IN FULL SWING

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    • Ben tried to kill someone when he was a teenager, although the attempt was evidently unsuccessful. Hillary, on the other hand, managed to bring about the deaths of FOUR Americans while she was secretary of state. Which would you rather have as president — Ben, the failed murderer, or Hillary, the successful one?

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