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Best. Cop. Ever. Dirty Harry Turns 50

Makes. My. Day.

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  • Kevin in PA August 28, 2021, 8:46 AM


  • EX-Californian Pete August 28, 2021, 9:00 AM

    Clint Eastwood- what a helluva great guy.
    And Dirty Harry Callahan- what a helluva great movie character. That movie is responsible for inspiring my interest in collecting Smith & Wesson revolvers. Heck, I might as well blame Eastwood for my owning the ’58 Remington and the Colt Walker, too!

    Nice video above, but it appalled me to see Eastwood compared to the despicable libtard Carroll O’Connor and his role as Archie Bunker- a racist played by a Socialist.

    Best performance Eastwood ever did? His RNC speech attacking the Kenyan Kommie, known as the “Empty Chair” speech. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=933hKyKNPFQ

  • EX-Californian Pete August 28, 2021, 9:44 AM

    Waiting for my previous comment to appear.
    I just posted a comment on another article here, and it posted right away.

  • enn ess August 28, 2021, 11:43 AM

    Clint Eastwood joined the ranks of John Wayne, Steve McQueen, Sam Elliot, Tom Selleck, as well as a few others a few decades ago. Mostly because of who they were/are as people which I think is exemplified in the characters they chose to play. Unfortunately they are becoming a thing of the past, as we all must. For the generations coming up I don’t see or hold out much hope, with the nonsense and quality they all subscribe to.

    • gwbnyc August 28, 2021, 4:22 PM

      Send-ups&remakes of cartoon characters and ‘60s half-hour television comedies are what the market is worthy of.

      We lost the writing when they stopped teaching real English- where the depth was.

    • Mike Austin August 29, 2021, 6:47 AM

      Dear enn ess: You can get your Tom Selleck fix by watching the “Jesse Stone” series on Prime. Highly recommended.

      • EX-Californian Pete August 29, 2021, 9:27 AM

        Another great series with Tom Selleck is “Blue Bloods.” It has a cast of great actors like Donnie Wahlberg and Bridget Moynahan- whose delicate, feminine beauty is astounding. Matter of fact, all of the major female cast members are gorgeous, each in different ways.

  • Mill Tone August 28, 2021, 12:07 PM

    Well done. That was fun, Best 8 minutes of the day, so far.

  • ghostsniper August 28, 2021, 2:22 PM

    “Dyin’ ain’t much of a livin’ boy.”


    Probably the best movie saying ever.

  • gwbnyc August 28, 2021, 3:38 PM

    That scene sold thousands of “fired once” Model 29 S&W’s…

    (35% hearing loss speaking)

    • Kevin in PA August 28, 2021, 4:30 PM

      That scene sold thousands of “fired once” Model 29 S&W’s…

      Mine is not a “fired once”. I have shot the hell out of that gun and love the hand-load I’ve worked up for it. Big Wampum! I like the caliber so much I bought a Mod. 629 (stainless). Great hunting weapon, but not what you would pack around for EDC….unless you are Harry Callahan, of course.

      • TACman27520 August 29, 2021, 1:59 PM

        After a particularly vivid dream illustrating the inadequacies of a 38 SPL, I carried a a 29 and a 629 the last 10 years of my LE career.
        No more bad dreams.

        • Kevin in PA August 29, 2021, 2:57 PM

          I’m a light frame at 6 ft. 1 in. and I’ve had hip replacement surgery. Much too much for me to gimp around with….but you are absolutely correct about .44 mag being adequate to push away any bad dreams.

  • Terry August 28, 2021, 7:44 PM

    My wife Susie has a complete collection of Clint Eastwood movies neatly arranged in a book case.

    EX-Cali Pete

    I agree, The Empty Chair speech was a keeper. I would love to see a Biden mock by Clint.

    • EX-Californian Pete August 29, 2021, 9:29 AM

      For Biden , Clint could do an “Empty Hat” or “Empty Skull” routine.

  • Francis W. Porretto August 29, 2021, 2:24 AM

    How serendipitous. Yesterday, Adrienne posted about moral injury, a subject of great interest at this time. Harry Callahan is the Patron Saint of Getting the Job Done Despite the Rules. Were there moral injuries involved, for example when he tortured the “Scorpio” killer? Possibly…but in which direction?

    It teases at the moral/ethical center of the brain: Is it ever morally compulsory to torture? Hearken to legendary NHL coach Don Cherry:

    “If hooking up one rag-head terrorist prisoner’s testicles to a car battery to get the truth out of the lying little camel shagger will save just one Canadian life, then I have only three things to say: Red is positive, black is negative, and make sure his nuts are wet.”

    I find myself in agreement…but there’s always that nagging doubt: “What if I’m wrong?”

  • Snakepit Kansas August 29, 2021, 5:26 AM

    When things get bad, and it looks like your not gonna make it, you gotta get mean. I mean plum mad dog mean. – ojw

  • Vanderleun August 29, 2021, 7:33 AM

    Poretto writes: “…but there’s always that nagging doubt: “What if I’m wrong?”

    Kurtz answers: “And then I realized…like I was shot…Like I was shot with a diamond…a diamond bullet right through my forehead…And I thought: My God…the genius of that. The genius. The will to do that. Perfect, genuine, complete, crystalline, pure. And then I realized they were stronger than we. Because they could stand that these were not monsters…These were men…trained cadres…these men who fought with their hearts, who had families, who had children, who were filled with love…but they had the strength…the strength…to do that. If I had ten divisions of those men our troubles here would be over very quickly. You have to have men who are moral…and at the same time who are able to utilize their primordal instincts to kill without feeling…without passion…without judgement…without judgement. Because it’s judgement that defeats us.”

    • Kevin in PA August 29, 2021, 8:02 AM

      Oh my.
      Yes, the moral people suffer the frailty of the fear of judgement, because we believe in justice, fairness, and that “…for it is written, vengeance is mine; I will repay, saith the Lord.”

      Dear god, I pray that your vengeance comes swiftly and decisively, for we have been betrayed. The has leadership of the nation is utterly corrupted and drunk on power. These leaders care not for their citizens, but only for the love of money. They are rotten in their soul. Lord above, I do not know how much longer men in our country can refrain from seeking vengeance. Deliver us from this evil.

      Lord, if I am wrong please tell me.