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Here's a carnation straight to your chin

As a septuagenarian far to the left of most Americans and in favor of socialized medicine, I've always had a fondness for actor John Wayne, who was a hard-nosed, butt-kicking, cantankerous sonofabitch on the right side of the political spectrum who made no apologies.

My kind of guy!

Here's why I admired him, per the following quote:

All the screen cowboys behaved like real gentlemen. They didn't drink, they didn't smoke. When they knocked the bad guy down, they always stood with their fists up, waiting for the heavy to get back on his feet. I decided I was going to drag the bad guy to his feet...


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