30 year anniversary of Wayne's death. Exactly 30 years ago today, a great American and popular film star passed away after a long bout of cancer. His patriotism and love of America and her many freedoms are still inspirational.. for me, goose-bump-producing. John Wayne—The Duke—was a patriotic icon of all that we love and are proud about America. John Wayne, you are sorely missed. When will anyone with your passion, your conservative values, your unabashed love for our country rise again from the shallow, self-absorbed masses of Hollywood? Despots and dictators… embraced by the depraved. For Wayne, honor and loyalty and character meant more than just empty rhetoric. Being a man to Wayne meant taking responsibility, supporting and defending America, respecting others, living by a tough code of honor. I wonder what The Duke’s take on David Letterman’s twisted joke about the sexual assault of Palin’s young daughter would be. Wayne would have likely cleaned his clock, would have chewed Letterman up, would have eaten him for breakfast… followed maybe by a beer and a belch. Wayne would have called him any and all names vile enough and colorful enough to get his message across about what a worm he thought Letterman was (Wayne could cuss better than most). Wayne would have put himself in front of news cameras, loudly denouncing Letterman and all the other silent cowards in the entertainment industry, who through their silence condone such hateful, perverted behavior against the child of a Republican politician. Wayne would have sneered at the prissy Hollywood elite for being woosies and hypocrites. Wayne had no patience with whiny, sniveling left-wingers, those who didn’t appreciate his cherished country and treated people, especially women and children, deplorably. Wayne didn’t usually start fights, but he never backed down from them, either. America and patriots were always worth defending to him. He would have been entranced by Sarah Palin, I’m sure. Impressed by her grit, guts, and love of country. Impressed by how she handles criticism, conducts herself with optimism and grace, despite being viciously attacked by rabid liberals and the media more than any other human being on the face of the earth. Wayne could be loud, blustery, offensive, chauvinistic to a fault. But he respected and admired grit and guts… Palin has proven she has those qualities time and time again. He would have loved Sarah. Americans would have applauded and cheered when The Duke demanded honor, demanded civility, demanded truth, and then trounced the perverted, bitter, scummy Letterman and his nasty, statist cronies for their bitter, scummy attempts to dismantle what is good in America. Like Sarah Palin and other targeted patriots. I wonder how quiet or supportive Wayne would have been about the socialist direction our country is being forced down by Obama? How enamored he would be with Obama’s redistribution of wealth, his apologies to the world about America? Whoa, boy… hearing or seeing THAT tirade would be worth its weight in Treasury bonds… LOL. Wayne never put up with crap, never held back on his opinion, and while he angered politicians in Washington, he was adored by millions. He was real. He was honest. He was John Wayne, dammit. Thirty years ago. Wow, that’s beyond a generation. My son, who is 16, loved to watch our DVD of The Cowboys when he was a little guy. Over and over again he’d watch this longer-than-normal film. And over and over again, he cried when John Wayne’s character was killed. Now, nearly a decade later, Wayne is still one of his favorite actors, even though he died long before my son was born. Glitz and glamor overshadowed again by substance and grit. Here are some John Wayne tribute videos to honor a great man, a great American. Wish there were more like him. Even if you’ve seen them before, watch them again. In this Age of Obama, you’d be surprised how refreshing it now is to hear someone express patriotism and love rather than decry, backstab, and bash America. http://www.frugal-cafe.com/public_h...triotism-30-year-anniversary-of-waynes-death/ . . .