Visible heroes, then and now
Born in New York City, the son of advertising executive Lamont Waltman Marvin and his wife Courtenay Washington Davidge,a fashion writer, Lee Marvin (his birth name, contrary to some sources) attended St. Leo Preparatory College in Saint Leo, Florida (now known as Saint Leo University) after being thrown out of several schools for bad behavior. He left school to join the U.S. 4th Marine Division, serving as a sniper. Marvin was wounded in action during the WWII battle of Saipan, eight months prior to the battle of Iwo Jima. Most of his platoon were killed during the battle. This had a significant effect on Marvin for the rest of his life.He was sent home with a medical discharge and a rank of PFC.
Penn's personal life began to attract media attention when he married pop star Madonna in 1985. The relationship was marred by violent outbursts against the press, including one incident for which he was arrested for beating a photographer. In the early days of their marriage, Madonna had said Penn was "the coolest guy in the universe." Later in the marriage, Penn was charged with felony domestic assault, a charge for which he pleaded to a misdemeanor. After a divorce in 1989, Penn started a relationship with Robin Wright, with whom he had two children, daughter Dylan Frances (1990) and son Hopper Jack (1993), before they married in 1996. They live in Ross, California. (On The Daily Show for January 18, 2007, Robin said she and Sean had been together "almost 20 years".)
So, Lee Marvin was a Marine [ You don't just "Show Up"--You have to earn your Eagle,Globe, and Anchor. In those days, the Drill Instructor could beat you half to death, and he would suffer no retribution] Marvin was involved in REAL LIFE WAR. He had "Been there".
Contrast that to this piece of human waste, Sean Penn. [Incidentally, if you are an ENTERTAINER , and you use that venue to knock our country, our military, or our Country folk, you will damned sure never get another cent of my money.]
Penn has not done a thing except PRETEND TO BE SOMEONE, and constantly make an ass of himself, and demonstrate he hates America.
The problem I see is that Hollywood thinks it can write a script for life. To them, life is something you act in and you can claim you did it because you pretended to be a ______(fill in the blank).
Washington DC is a lot like that. The only REAL person I know is Congressman Duncan Hunter.
Duncan Hunter went into the Army during Vietnam when people his age were thinking up frauds on how to avoid the draft, or beating feet into Canada. Duncan not only joined the Army, but he won a coveted position as a RANGER. He knew it would come--and he didn't run--and he was sent to Vietnam, and actually saw combat.
The rest of the pretender turds are mostly Anti-American. You check their voting records, and it looks like Anti-Life, PRO-ACLU, Anti-Family, PRO-ILLEGAL ALIEN, Anti-Religion, PRO-ATHIEST.
Again, like Hollywood denizens, they think they can write a script and events and life will fall into place, and we will live happily ever after.
Oh, yes, the current issues are: Support of the Troops ( Most of Congress has demonstrated that they are willing to let our Military be killed in Iraq by denying them weapons, pay , technology and supplies. Question their Patriotism... What Patriotism?)
ILLEGAL ALIENS. Congress IGNORES that IA's kill 1200Americans every month (What was that Soldiers killed last month in Iraq again?) They ignore the fact that the IA's IMPOSE their language and culture on US--the people who live out here in reality. They IGNORE the accounting figures that "Cheap Labor" costs us out here in Reality a couple of BILLION dollars every year. And how do they help us"? IN 2004, FOUR Agents from Temecula, California went out looking. In four days, they had collected 440 IA's. Did our Federal Government praise them? HELL NO! Congressman Joe BACA--DEMOCRAT..went to the head of the Border Patrol, applied pressure, and the collection not only ceased, but the Agents were "Restricted to Base".