Back in 1974, at the Steamboat Springs Celebrity Ski Contest in Colorado, Clint Eastwood stood in a ski shop waiting for his new skis to be sharpened. Being a bold and rather brash young man, I walked up to him, stuck out my hand, and said, “Hi Clint, my name is Frosty Wooldridge. Welcome to Colorado ski country.”
“Good to meet you, Frosty,” replied Clint, shaking my hand.
We spent five minutes with small talk and I wished him well on the ski slopes. I remember parting with, “Remember to cover your face with zinc oxide or you’ll get a hell of a sunburn.”
“Got you covered,” he said, smiling.
I know he wouldn’t remember me, but I remember him. I watched him on the TV show “Rawhide” and in the movie “Play Misty for Me” and his epic “The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly.” I also saw “A Fist Full of Dollars” and “For a Few Dollars More.” And of course, the “Dirty Harry” series with his famous line, “Do you feel lucky punk, well do you…make my day!”
In that firm handshake and the five minutes of banter, I found him to be a genuine human being. A good man. A solid American.
I remember that moment in my life when I shook hands with Clint Eastwood, an American icon.
What do I like about Eastwood? He’s All-American. He’s a product of America and the American way of life. He served in the U.S. Marines.
At the Republican convention, he said, “When someone doesn’t do their job, we have to let them go.”
In the past four years, our half-Kenyan, half-American president, Barack Obama failed our country. We don’t know if he carries a valid birth certificate. We know he possesses a fraudulent Social Security number. We are not sure he registered for the Selective Service. We know he grew up under the Muslim religion in Africa and elsewhere. We know he lost his law license for unscrupulous activities. We know he was a dope-smoking punk during his teens.
We know that he attended a church for 20 years by Pastor Wright who condemned our country by saying, “God d**n America.” We know he has not solved any of our national problems of 14 million unemployed, immigration invasion, secure borders, foreign trade, $16 trillion national debt and we still remain at war while our working poor suffer in the streets and food stamp lines at 46 million Americans living on handouts.
He usurped our U.S. Constitution with his executive amnesty of millions of illegal alien migrants. Obama keeps his records sealed by law so we cannot know anything about his past activities.
He enjoyed the Nobel Peace prize through no effort on his own. Obama never accomplished anything of merit while a junior U.S. Senator. In effect, we voted, through our guilt from ages past as to racial injustice, an incompetent man with a silvery tongue. Obama failed because he’s in over his head.
Dirty Harry (Eastwood) said, “I know what you're thinking… "Did he fire six shots or only five?" Well, to tell you the truth, in all this excitement I kind of lost track myself. But being as this is a .44 Magnum, the most powerful handgun in the world, and would blow your head clean off, you've got to ask yourself one question: Do I feel lucky? Well, do ya, punk?”
Do Americans feel lucky about re-electing an incompetent president?
We Americans, not hyphenated-Americans, aka Barack Obama, must choose a new president within two months. We need to make a choice for America’s future.
Clint Eastwood used the empty chair for a skit at the Republican National Convention, but as funny as he was, Eastwood asked if you’re going to tell the enemy that you will leave Afghanistan by 2014, “Why don’t you leave tomorrow morning?”
Eastwood might have added, “Why don’t you bring jobs back to America by changing “free trade” to “fair trade”? Why not enforce our immigration laws so our own citizens would instantly enjoy eight million jobs now worked by illegal alien migrants? What’s that you say? No Mr. President, I can’t do that to myself. How about a moratorium on 100,000 legal immigrants entering our country every 30 days so we can employ our working poor? How about the 68 percent of African-American children brought up by single mothers? How about creating jobs for their fathers so they could enjoy a decent life? Any chance you could take our kids out of the Middle East and concentrate on securing our country?”
Obviously, the list could go on, but you get the idea. We need a president who employs clear thinking, logical solutions and gains positive results—not “hope and change” that benefits no one. We need an American president who is All-American so we can count on him working for our citizens instead of suing our own states when he doesn’t do his job. We need a president who is honest with us and doesn’t hide his past. We need a president who honors our U.S. Constitution instead of dishonoring it.
As Clint Eastwood said, “When someone doesn’t do their job, let them go.”
We need to let Barack Hussein Obama go sooner rather than later.
Frosty Wooldridge has bicycled across six continents - from the Arctic to the South Pole - as well as eight times across the USA, coast to coast and border to border. In 2005, he bicycled from the Arctic Circle, Norway to Athens, Greece. In 2012, he bicycled coast to coast across America. His latest book is: How to Live a Life of Adventure: The Art of Exploring the World by Frosty Wooldridge, copies at 1 888 280 7715/ Motivational program: How to Live a Life of Adventure: The Art of Exploring the World by Frosty Wooldridge, click: