July 3, 2013, - 8:58 am

Hi Yo Blather: “Lone Ranger” is a Long, Anti-American, Leftist Bore; The Lone Stranger

By Debbie Schlussel

Just in time for the Fourth of July, America’s Independence Day holiday, Hollywood takes an old, patriotic radio and TV show and turns it into an anti-American, anti-business liberal fantasy, “The Lone Ranger,” in movie theaters today. It’s a long, slow, boring 2.5 hours of liberal fantasy. The Lone Ranger (Armie Hammer) is a moron and an anti-gun dope (yes, I’m not kidding–The Lone Ranger, who historically was inherently connected with guns, is now against that). And the only smart, decent guy in the movie is . . . wait for it . . . the American Indian, Tonto. Oh, and did I mention that the villains of this movie are the American military–civil war veterans–and the businessmen who developed the railroads across America, which was a great development in our history, not a tragedy perpetrated by greedy scumbags as portrayed in this cinematic screed. Per the typical leftist Hollywood meme, the victims in this movie are Chinese men building the railroads and the American Indians–both groups victimized by the evil White American male interloper.


In case that doesn’t rain on your July 4th parade, the movie makes sure to include an Independence Day celebration that includes the Star Spangled Banner, lots of American flags, and behind the scenes crookedness against good and indigenous peoples by the railroad magnate who sponsors the festivities.

Kids are going to see this, and this stuff poisons their mind about America. And was it really appropriate to have a scene in a brothel–and one of the heroes of the movie, its madam–when we know the audience will skew young?

This movie has absolutely no resemblance to the original Lone Ranger, in which the lead was the Ranger a/k/a lawman John Reid. Tonto was the sidekick. They were patriots and heroes, saving Americans from criminals and other bad guys. In this movie, Tonto–Johnny Depp apparently revising his Jack Sparrow pirate character–is the lead, the wise man, and the guy in control, helping victimized minorities from the evil White businessman trying to build the railroad and the American soldiers who help them in their chicanery and mass murder. The businessman has a gang of evil crooks working for him (alongside the American soldiers), who are so despicable and ruthless that they shoot and murder seven American lawmen and cut the heart out of the main one (the Lone Ranger’s brother) and eat it. Hey, just like the real-life “Syrian freedom fighters” Obama loves.

Not only is the Lone Ranger against guns, but he also is against killing criminals, insisting upon taking them to trial to face justice. Here, I guess Disney, the far left, the ACLU, HAMAS CAIR, and Rush Limbaugh/Sean Hannity/Rand Paul converge with the views of this crappy movies. It’s some sort of statement against killing terrorists, and instead taking them to trial to face justice. Or some such BS. By the way, the “exotic, magical indigenous minority instructs and educates evil, dopey White man” narrative gets old. Very old. But it’s the only chorus the jerks in Tinseltown know.

This crowded, confusing movie is more overstuffed than Rosie O’Donnell, Rachel Jeantel (Trayvon Martin’s calorically-gifted girlfriend with the cursive-reading prob), and Melissa McCarthy combined. And not one part of it is interesting. Even the brothel madam’s wooden leg rigged as a shotgun isn’t new (see the movie “Grindhouse”). The William Tell Overture and “Hi Yo Silver” slogan that go hand in hand with the traditional “Lone Ranger” don’t make an appearance until the very end of the movie. But it, frankly, shouldn’t have made an appearance at all, since this is LRINO–the Lone Ranger In Name Only. This “Lone Ranger” is more like a Lone Stranger.

The movie uses a silly, unnecessary plot device involving a young kid dressed as the Lone Ranger in the early 1930s. He goes inside the exhibits of a traveling carnival or museum of sorts and encounters an old Indian in one of the displays. The Indian starts talking to him and telling his story. We see the Indian, Tonto, caught up in a train robbery along with Reid, later the Ranger. They are shackled together. Later, when seven of eight lawmen are brutally murdered in the mountains by a gang of thugs (see above heart-eating description), Reid is left for dead with them. But the Indian, who is burying them, finds that Reid is alive. He nurses him to health and teaches him courage, even though Reid is a total peacenik, anti-gun dope, who insists on trials for terrorists. For the rest of the movie, we see the dopey Reid a/k/a the Ranger screw things up and the Indian does it right, all while the evil White businessman and American soldiers are scheming, stealing from, overworking, and killing minorities.

Hi Yo Anti-American Bulls–t. And this BS went on and on and on. I note that Lone Ranger Armie Hammer is the great-grandson of legendary anti-American oilman Armand Hammer, who went out of his way to enable Communists and Marxists around the world in his oil trade with our enemies, especially the Soviet Union, and made excuse after excuse for their horrible human rights transgressions and engaging in moral equivalency arguments (saying America was just like them). I’m sure he’s smiling from his grave now that his great-grandson carries on his disgusting legacy, albeit at the movies.

Skip this travesty and save 2.5 hours of your life and 10-plus bucks. You were forewarned.

More high quality Gitmo torture material from Hollywood.


A week ago, on my Twitter account, I predicted this movie would be the biggest bomb of the summer (follow me on Twitter).


A few days later, the Hollywood mainstream media said the same thing. It’s not hard to predict that. It’s not that this is a Western. Westerns are great if they are great Westerns. This is just anti-American crap parading as something else. And no matter how anti-American it is, it won’t do well in foreign markets. Because you can buy sleeping pills for a lot cheaper.


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89 Responses

Absolutely disgusting. However, I was safe from this movie because I never, ever watch anything with Depp.

skzion on July 3, 2013 at 9:17 am

    skzion – More like Johhny Derp. I’ve loathed him viscerally since “21 Jump Street.”

    DS_ROCKS! on July 4, 2013 at 1:25 am

      Me too! It started with 21 Jump Street.

      skzion on July 4, 2013 at 3:54 pm

        DS_ROCKS!, I just realized that I liked one performance of Derp’s after all: in Ed Wood. Somehow he was born to play that role. Matin Landau stole the show, however.

        skzion on July 4, 2013 at 3:59 pm

The greatest American Westerns are John Wayne – he will always the quintessential Western hero.

You cannot do better than to watch “The Man Who Shot Liberty Valence.” Skip this summer’s dreck dressed up as a Western. You’ll be glad you did.

This one is the bomb of the summer!

NormanF on July 3, 2013 at 9:26 am

    JW was OK, but there were many other good ones. And, there have been some decent modern Westerns: Unforgiven, Appaloosa, Pale Rider (yeah, I know it’s a remake of Shane), Blackthorn, Tombstone, 3:10 to Yuma, Outlaw Josey Wales …

    Pray Hard on July 3, 2013 at 11:42 am

      I thought Ed Harris’ “Appaloosa” in particular was a brilliant Western, one of the best of the last two decades, right up there with “Open Range” and “The Quick and the Dead.”

      Seek on July 3, 2013 at 1:11 pm

    I just watched for about the 6th or 7th time “The Searchers,” still one of the greatest westerns and revenge movies ever. And “The Man Who Shot Liberty Valence” is great too, as you have both Wayne and Lee Marvin in that movie.

    Concerned Citizen on July 3, 2013 at 12:27 pm

      Those are two fine Westerns.

      Evil businessmen would sometimes appear in the original Lone Ranger films/radio shows/Grosset & Dunlap series books, which would often pit the Lone Ranger and Tonto against a corrupt mine owner or a corrupt saloon owner.

      Miranda Rose Smith on July 4, 2013 at 5:39 am


    John Wayne was a scumbag. He evaded service during WWII, using the fact he had three kids and had to work as an excuse to get out of being drafted. Lot’s of people who had children, wives, etc. served during WWII. Wayne did not even serve in the Signal Corps, as the extremely near-sighted Ronald Reagan did. (In fact, Reagan’s years in the Signal Corps, instead of making movies like Wayne helped cut short Reagan’s rise as a movie star).

    He also had not problem with the registration of guns. He was a big pile of horse manure.

    Do not use the word “hero” when talking about Marion Morrison aka John Wayne.

    Jonathan E. Grant on July 4, 2013 at 9:05 am

      You don’t know you John Wayne’s. John Wayne had two reasons he couldn’t serve. He had a football injury from college and was under studio contract and was threatened to be sued if he joined. So he did what he could, PRO-American war movies, and Supported the US Military. He was a flag waver, he was like all of us, he had his troubles in life. But he was an American. Nothing like the anti-American, anti-Israel, pro-mu-slimes in the enertainment world today. There is not another John Wayne out there today in Hollyweed.

      William on July 4, 2013 at 10:09 am

      Hey Jonathan. If you don’t have anything nice to say about the Duke, might I suggest you STFU! That man did more to inspire America then many others. So get off your high horse and find another site to comment on, JAG OFF!

      James on July 7, 2013 at 1:30 am

Johnny Depp is someone I would not leave underaged children with. People seem to think that his creepy androgynous manner is somehow a reflection of his actual talent. No, Johnny is naturally creepy in most of his roles

Worry01 on July 3, 2013 at 9:32 am

    Right on, Worry! I only ever liked him in “Edward Scissorhands”.

    He’s one of those crappers that people like to gush over like brainless lemmings but I have seen from early on he was just a creepy bore.

    All the dopes can keep ’em!

    Skunky on July 3, 2013 at 12:48 pm

You have to remember that the same people who put out this Hollywood dreck are the same people who helped put Obama in power. And who still are in love with him. I wouldn’t waste my time or money on anything Hollywood turns out.

Jerry G on July 3, 2013 at 9:49 am

When I saw the first trailer for this movie I thought this movie was going to suck. Depp as an American Indian dressed like a jungle savage? No way! Tonto was a good hearted, apparently educated person. And I also thought that the movie would be about Depp’s character more than about the Lone Ranger. They should have called the movie Tonto. I hope it fails just like Wild Wild West with over-rated Will Smith did.

OrlandoRican on July 3, 2013 at 9:56 am

I saw your review of The Lone Ranger. You were quite right deeming it as a hatchet job on its radio and television predecessors. Also, the negative drumbeat of the past forty years about the entrepreneurs and settlers who risked all in doing what they did during the nineteenth century is getting to be more than old. What did Howard Zinn do for anyone while he was alive? He certainly was not an historian. I could say the same for John Kenneth Galbraith and his works, such as The Affluent Society and The New Industrial State. Before it became embarrassing, Dr. Galbraith liked to go on about Soviet economic data. Stalinist falsification and the Gulags did not exist for him. He competence was more in the political arena, rather than in economics.

I realize that my remarks have wandered off the main topic, but I see an overall pattern here. If a young person is bombarded perpetually by fictional and non-fictional accounts that portray that United States as being the font of all the Earth’s evils, it is hard for a younger person to withstand it.

Worry01 on July 3, 2013 at 10:28 am

Actually, if you have any of the 1950’s TV shows on DVD, you will find that the phrase that Clayton Moore always used was “Hi-Yo Silver.”

Charles Rector on July 3, 2013 at 10:48 am

    I laugh every time I hear someone say “Hi ho, Silver” and think they’re getting it right.

    “Hi yo, Silver and away”, damnit!


    Pray Hard on July 3, 2013 at 11:21 am

This movie does not interest me slightest. What I can tell you, Debbie, is that in the Peoples Republic of Berkeley, they do not celebrate Columbus Day because in their view he was a criminal. Instead, on that day, they celebrate Indigenous Peoples Day. What is worse, the libs hate anything to do with religion unless it is Muslim. Anyway, on Easter, they made it a point to open all of the government offices, offer library services, etc. However, the subsequent day, which was a Monday, the communists decided to cease operations in observance of Cesar Chavez Day.

If you ask any Mexican, illegal alien or so-called legal, they could not tell you who this man is. Yet in every Mexican neighbor hood, you will see giant murals, funded by tax payers by way of another communist front group, The Arts Commission, of him, Castro, Chavez and Che.

AR on July 3, 2013 at 10:58 am

What tribe is Tonto supposed to be from in this movie?

Has anyone ever noticed that almost everyone white, blacks, and even Mexicans, claims to be Indian. When you ask them what tribe, 99.9% of the time will say Cherokee? When you ask them to prove it, then of course they cannot.

AR on July 3, 2013 at 11:06 am

I like Johnny Depp as an actor, but with a plethora of very good American Indian actors, why did they pick Johnny for Tonto? It’s just silly. Hey, nobody can replace Clayton Moore or Jay Silverheels for me anyway, so faghetabowit! This movie wasn’t made for guys my age anyway. If it’s detached, illogical, senseless and fragmented, it’ll be perfect for its target audience.

Pray Hard on July 3, 2013 at 11:13 am

    PH, it must be for the same reason Hollyweird LOOOOOVES to portray Lesbos as able to go from women to men (like that 80’s arcade game “Frogger”) with a drop of their knickers.

    Any REAL Lezzer I have known would not even consider such a thing! Because that is their truth…not some Hollyweird, pervo fantasy,

    Skunky on July 3, 2013 at 12:53 pm

I have nothing to add, other than the fact that I love the fact that Debbie always goes right to the heart of the matter. By comparison, it allows me to seem almost soft. Keep up the good work.

DJH on July 3, 2013 at 11:14 am

Darn, being of an age where I had watched “The Lone Ranger” on TV (and not re-runs either), I had high hopes for this movie. If they had done it as a straight-out spoof, that would have been better.
Concerning the TV show though, I always was mystified why Tonto was always willing to go into town and hang around the saloon to hear what the bad guys were talking about while they were playing cards and drinking and then he would get beat up for his trouble….

miamiharold on July 3, 2013 at 11:21 am

Even I didn’t get it exactly right:


Pray Hard on July 3, 2013 at 11:24 am

Should’ve add 4 Johnny Depps in the ratings.

CharlesMartel on July 3, 2013 at 11:50 am

AR, I was about to point out the same thing about all the people with fake Indian heritage. I have observed that it is mostly black people and some whites.

There were recently some Indian tribes, mostly Cherokee, that have been genetically testing black tribal members and kicking them out of the tribe due to the fact that they are not genetically Indian. The black former tribal members are now alleging, gasp, “discrimination,” and asking the Obama administration to force the Indian tribes to take them back.

Some years ago Johnny Depp became a fake Indian, and is now repeatedly pointing this out in an effort to prop up the film. I have worked with people who have gained fake Indian status so that they can grow their hair long, look raggedy, and wear T-Shirts and jeans instead of business suits.

In our society today, we pray at the alter of victimhood.–People’s self-worth is only generated to the extent that they view themselves as victims. Sad, as it used to be that one only wished for a level playing field.

King David on July 3, 2013 at 12:35 pm

I see that you fascists have a gathering here. good, please stay here, you don’t belong anywhere else.

Human on July 3, 2013 at 12:36 pm

Yuck. “The Lone Blamer”. Armie Hammer AND Johnny Depp? No thanks. “I’d rather watch an elderly snail walk across 99 miles of cement.

There is just something about this stupid flick that makes it seem super-stupid. And 2 1/2 hours? “Ain’t Nobody Got Time For That”!

Low-Info Americans are really the Proles of the 21st Century. They are lazy intellectually & physically and love to gush over mediocrity. I reject it ALL.

But at least the critics reviews (like DS’) are good. I’ve always loved the art of the film critic (if they are good…if they are disgusting, boot-lickers like Harry Knowles I’d rather take a class in chinese arithmetic…or read Nancy Pelosi’s boring book!).

Skunky on July 3, 2013 at 12:41 pm

Two and a half hours? I’m sure they must have worked some homosexual propaganda in there somehow as well.

CornCoLeo on July 3, 2013 at 1:05 pm

Deb –

this parody I found of the ‘Man of Steel’ trailer is devastating to Supes:


Nick Fury on July 3, 2013 at 1:23 pm

This is one movie I won’t be seeing but reading Debbie’s discription of it causes me to think about how these PC-ized movies could be affecting our kids.

Think about what your fifth-grader is being taught now in the public school system. Who are the villains? The heroes? How will this affect their world-view?


Nocturna on July 3, 2013 at 1:32 pm

Well this is disappointing. Was looking forward to this movie. I will skip it and catch Despicable Me 2 instead. Incidentally, Debbie isn’t the only one who mentions the anti-American and leftist politics of this movie. It is just that the other reviewers saw it as a good thing. I will see if the old Lone Ranger shows are on Netflix or Hulu instead.

@AR: I am 1/8 Creek Native American. And yes I can obtain documentation to prove it. By the way, the Cherokee, Creek and other Native Americans in my parts were slaveowners who supported the Confederacy in the Civil War, so I would have no motive to claim them if it weren’t true, no more than I would have any reason to make up the slaveowning Irish that are in my lineage on the other side of my family. Also, while I do support securing the border and deporting as many people who came here illegally as possible, Mexicans who are citizens or otherwise here legally are no more “so-called” than you are.

And for anyone who cares, I highly recommend Monsters’ University. Ignore the critics who bashed it. They are just upset that Monsters University doesn’t have leftist messages in it like feminist male-bashing (“The Incredibles”, “Ratatouille”,”Cars”, Up”, “Brave”) environmentalist anti-capitalism (Wall-E”, “Cars 2”) or the class struggle (“Ratatouille”). Even in the “beloved” Toy Story movies all of the bad characters are male, the male protagonists are deeply flawed and there is no father for the children (single moms all!) or other male authority figure around. Instead, Monsters University is a good, mainstream traditional values movie with a noticeable right of center bent. (And yes all the voice actors are white or Jewish for those of you who care about such things, and many of you certainly do.) Saw it already and can’t wait to see it again.

Gerald on July 3, 2013 at 1:56 pm

    I have no idea of what creek is. There are many recognized tribes by the BIA and apparently you aint one of them. Given your blood line that you quote, usually the blood quantum is 1/4. In other words, you are not part of a recognized tribe with what you said. Son, I can drop names like Dennis Banks, Davis Sohappy, Lee Brightman, etc. Where were you for civil rights of your people? Typical white man talk.

    AR on July 3, 2013 at 2:36 pm

I had no intention of seeing this when I heard Johnny Depp was getting top billing. As another commenter pointed out, this film should have been named “Tonto”. Just like when “The Green Hornet” series from the 60s were repackaged for airing in Hong Kong and renamed “The Kato Show”.

Think I’ll save my ten bucks for “Pacific Rim” next week….

Alan on July 3, 2013 at 2:05 pm

@Pray Hard:

“I like Johnny Depp as an actor …”

You did see where Depp says that his acting technique is to depict all his characters as homosexual?


@King David:

“There were recently some Indian tribes, mostly Cherokee, that have been genetically testing black tribal members and kicking them out of the tribe due to the fact that they are not genetically Indian. The black former tribal members are now alleging, gasp, “discrimination,” and asking the Obama administration to force the Indian tribes to take them back.”

Provide a link documenting this please. Not the “kicking them out” part but the “not genetically Indian” part. And incidentally the lawsuits over this issue long predated the Obama administration.

Gerald on July 3, 2013 at 2:06 pm

Who the F put a dead f’ing bird on Tonto’s head? And why?

Sean M on July 3, 2013 at 2:13 pm

    Johnny himself designed the costume with some help from a white man’s fantasy painting.

    This from David Yeagley’s ‘Bad Eagle’ site:
    “Johhny Depp patterned his costume from a white artist’s painting of a fantasy Indian. Kirby Sattler depicts no particular tribe or individual. That there was a remote Raven dance among the Yamparika Comanche has no bearing whatsoever on Johnny Depps costume–especially since there are no visual descriptions of what the Yamparkika dancers wore, or really even how they danced.”
    “Comanche never painted their faces, and certainly did not wear an eagle’s carcass on their heads”

    – See more at: http://www.badeagle.com/2012/04/24/johnny-depps-new-comanche-tonto/#sthash.B9ONngEq.dpuf

    theShadow on July 3, 2013 at 4:28 pm

Tatum as the LR and Fox as Tonto. They got cast in the wrong movie.
That’s it.

Panhandle on July 3, 2013 at 2:54 pm

Debbie, thanks for this link, I’ll be honest, I didn’t hear or see ads about this film whether on television, radio, or ads on buses and subways where I live (I’m in New York, NY BTW). Since you saw and reviewed the film DS, I clearly won’t be seeing this dreck anytime in the future in general.

We all know that leftists are going to do films and shows that’s anti-business, anti-capitalism, anti-Americanism, and anti-anything else, because the far-left to me are nothing but revisionists-propagandists who makes up and perverts history with their hidden agenda(s). And I’ve seen re-runs of the Lone Ranger (I know, I’m not an old guy, I’m apart of the Generation-X crowd who was born post 1975), and the LR is anything but what this character portraying as the Lone Ranger is, and Tonto is LR’s sidekick who assists and helps the LR on many occasions, etc.!

“A nation is defined by its borders, language & culture!”

Sean R. on July 3, 2013 at 3:16 pm

Well, Cherokee Liz ought to like this movie.

The movies that Johnny Depp plays in give some idea of the degeneration of American culture. This one and Dillinger?

And since John Wayne was mentioned, it is worth seeing Big Jim McLain, a movie about fighting the Communists in Hawaii. Of course the pinko critics didn’t like it.

Little Al on July 3, 2013 at 3:21 pm


There is an Internet search engine called Google where you can query the information yourself. Maybe you can find out more information about your pretend Indian heritage so that you can play the part more convincingly.

You remind of when a bunch of non-Indians got together in El Paso, Texas and started calling themselves American Indians. They made up the tribal name of Tigua Indians, bought some land and called it their reservation, then opened a casino, and began selling tribal memberships to illegal aliens. Eventually the casino got shut down, the fake Indians then began going to the media about the mean white men keeping the Indians down (even though many of the “tribe” were actually white), and attempted to bribe a congressman to get their tribe recognized. You can also Google that. And hey, you can join that tribe and become a full blooded Tigua!.

By the way Gerald, is your real name Elizabeth Warren?

King David on July 3, 2013 at 4:34 pm

    WELL, I see that King David and AR (two newbies) are harassing Gerald.

    AR sez:

    I have no idea of what creek [sic] is. There are many recognized tribes by the BIA and [sic] apparently you aint [sic] one of them. Given your blood line that you quote [sic], usually the blood quantum [sic] is 1/4.

    Not to be outdone in this splendid tag-team event, KD, who elsewhere whines about modern-day Christian anti-Semitism but now complains that Gerald is playing the victim, sez:

    Gerald . . . There is an Internet search engine called Google where you can query the information yourself.

    Well, KD is right about Google search, so I searched and in under 15 seconds pulled this up:


    Apparently, “Creek” is another name for Muscogee. (I don’t trust Wiki on anything political, but this is not very political, and other web sites seem to agree.)


    Gerald, I recommend ignoring these two clowns, just as I do (unless I have some reason to read them, as I do here). When I did read them, I found that their information was sometimes right but many times wrong. They are intellectually lazy as well. So, there’s really no point in spending your time on them, as you cannot trust anything they say and will never have a valuable conversation with either of them.

    skzion on July 3, 2013 at 6:30 pm

      Schizo, I mean ass wipe, it looks like you turn to the biggest corporate whores for your information. Just so that you know, half of what you read on the internet, do you actually even know what real research is, was prepared by the white man, and is usually inaccurate from a Native American prospective. I guess you knew that because you have been on a reservation and actually know someone that is full blood Native American.

      In truth, the one that should be ignored is you because you talk out of your ass.

      You wipe and flush is the way that you deal with someone like you and Funky….

      AR on July 3, 2013 at 7:13 pm

        Lol. Recall what AR said:

        There are many recognized tribes by the BIA and [sic] apparently you aint [sic] one of them.

        Now he’s blathering (with typical vulgarity and incoherence) about how to do research and something about corporate America. So, since he used the BIA as a valid source of info, I decided to review the following link … from the BIA.


        Yes, the BIA (Bureau of Injun Affairs) does recognize the Creek Indians:

        The Okmulgee Agency is under the general supervision of the Line Officer in charge, the Agency Superintendent. The Agency services four Federally recognized Tribes: Alabama-Quassarte Tribal Town; Kialegee Tribal Town; Muscogee (Creek) Nation; and Thlopthlocco Tribal Town.

        Really, what a tard!

        skzion on July 3, 2013 at 7:29 pm

          ((((((((Golf Clap)))))) He can go to a web site and look something up. Over 500 tribes. Who can know all of them? Further, he used a term that is not widely known. You know how to cut and paste. You are really smart. You aint ever even heard of this tribe until it was brought up and you rushed to read about it and then regurgitated it by copying and pasting it. (((((( Ooh! Ooh! Ooh!))))))Does that stimulate your mons veneris?

          AR on July 3, 2013 at 8:20 pm

          You left out the 1/8 part which means the self-proclaimed douche’ is about as much Indian as Al Sharpton.

          AR on July 3, 2013 at 8:24 pm

      LOL, Skzion! Good advice!

      It’s funny (reading your copy and paste) that Anal Retention doesn’t know what “Creek” is.

      You would think one with the life summed up perfectly by the saying “Up sh**s creek W/Out a paddle” would be intimately familiar with creeks EVERYWHERE.

      You summed ’em up perfectly thou’. Happy Independence Day all y’all! 😀

      Skunky on July 3, 2013 at 9:39 pm

        Funky, you and that other jackwagon does not have to lie to make friends. In the context that was used, no body here know what the damn term creek meant. Stop pretending. Everyone knows that you two are fronting. You had to look everything up to make yourself feel good.

        AR on July 3, 2013 at 10:57 pm

          AR, are you really this dumb?

          I never said I knew about Creek Injuns. In fact, I did not even know what “BIA” meant. YOU however posed as an authority interrogating Gerald. YOU are the one who confidently said that the Creek were not a recognized tribe, and you cited the BIA. You then equated Gerald with Fauxcahontis. And then, rather than admit your error when I corrected you, you used foul language and changed the subject.

          Enough. Gerald can be annoying, but sometimes he’s terrific. Even when he’s annoying he’s thoughtful. Pick on someone else.

          Oh, and nothing I’ve said here should be interpreted as being pro-Injun. (I don’t know why we have such stupid Indians when Mexico and S. America had smart ones.)

          skzion on July 3, 2013 at 11:57 pm

          Yep Skzion, his type of dummy-tude is just a tic below whale crap.

          I agree with your Gerald sentiments. Let’s hope Gerald puts that whamma-slammer on him…which is not hard to do at all.

          It always makes my heart growl like a stroppy baboon how Anal Retentive is obsessed with reading our post. Like I said before, I jump over his boring, low-info blather like a happy, little, fluffy sheep over a summery, white fence on the farm…looking for the posts that are actually learned and didactic.

          He’s more boring than Nancy Pelosi…and that’s a tip for insomniacs and those out of Lunesta. 😛

          Skunky on July 4, 2013 at 12:23 am

Reading what Debbie wrote about this movie and the Lone Ranger eschewing guns, that definitely makes me wait until its on REDBOX. The Lone Ranger that I knew watching on TV would give a silver bullet as a calling card. Also when the Lone Ranger did use a gun, he would shoot the gun off a criminal never killing the bad guy, or he would shoot near a bad guy to warn him. Seems the anti-gun Nazis and leftist screen writers felt that was still too violent and just want the Lone Ranger to be a consentious objector when it comes to killing. I pretty much thought this version would be bastardized and flipped 180 degrees from the original.

Dr. Yeagley at http://www.badeagle.com has articles tearing this movie and Johnny Depps politically correct Tonto. I think the wise non-white/spiritually absent white man may have started in the Kung Fu television series with David Carradine but at least in that tv series, there were bad guys of all races, and not all whites were bad.

Now everything Hollywood promotes is foreign/Third World/dark skin as good and white/industrious/Christian as evil or wicked.

Btw @Human-Your not!

Mario on July 3, 2013 at 4:43 pm

Just as I expected. It would be shocking if Hollywood produced a pro-American movie.

Laura on July 3, 2013 at 4:49 pm

Cozi, a classic tv channel that transmits ota,has classic Lone Ranger showings each day. They had a mini-marathan the other day as well (since the movie was coming out). I grew up watching this show. While the LR did not take lives often,he was not afraid to use his guns (and wits) to capture and subdue the bad guys. And he would kill if the bad guy left him no option.

BTW Clayton Moore kept wearing the mask for years since for many he was The Lone Ranger. He was forced to take it off when they decided to come out with a Lone Ranger movie (which bombed) and wore dark sunglasses until the judge’s order was reversed.

Mark Taylor on July 3, 2013 at 5:36 pm

True Grit, both versions is the best western.

Mark on July 3, 2013 at 7:16 pm

And the PCers have already decimated Columbus Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas, Memorial Day, and Labor Day was always an abomination.

So I guess this movie (although not the first attack on July 4th) is part of the onslaught against the 4th of July. Colonists bad, Indians good.

Little Al on July 3, 2013 at 7:17 pm

Thanks for the review. Saved me 2.5 hours. I should’ve known when I heard Depp was playing Tonto that Tonto would be the focus, and the Lone Ranger would be an afterthought. I don’t need this crap, I grew up watching the Lone Ranger (Clayton Moore) on TV (yes, I’m that old), and I don’t need or want revisionist BS at this stage of my life. I know mistakes were made (on both sides), but don’t shove it in my face!

C. Tompkins on July 3, 2013 at 7:22 pm

Well, Tonto is the “smart” one of the team (in a practical sense) in some of the classic Long Ranger & Tonto jokes, such as the following…..

The Lone Ranger and Tonto went camping in the desert. After they got their tent all set up, they fell sound asleep.

Some hours later, Tonto wakes The Lone Ranger and says, “Kemo Sabi, look towards sky, what you see?”

The Lone Ranger replies, “I see millions of stars.”

“What that tell you?” asked Tonto.

The Lone Ranger ponders for a minute, then says, “Astronomically speaking, it tells me there are millions of galaxies and potentially billions of planets. Astrologically, it tells me Saturn is in Leo. Time wise, it appears to be approximately a quarter past three in the morning. Theologically, it’s evident the Lord is all-powerful and we are small and insignificant. Meteorologically, it seems we will have a beautiful day tomorrow. What’s it tell you, Tonto?

Tonto is silent for a moment, then says, “Kemo Sabi,
you dumb ass. It tell me someone stolen tent.”

Ralph Adamo on July 3, 2013 at 8:17 pm

Once again more brainwashing or “mental manipulation” from leftist Hollywood. I’m glad I’m not wasting my money and time to view this drivel.

Best Western films?

True Grit, The Wild Bunch, and The Professionals.

John Wayne, Lee Marvin, Slim Pickens, Ben Johnson, Warren Oates, John Ford, Sam Peckinpah where are you?

Peter on July 3, 2013 at 8:46 pm

    Strother Martin and Paul Hurst are not on your list?

    Miranda Rose Smith on July 4, 2013 at 5:47 am

I don’t know, I thought White House Down was far more anti-American (and anti-conservative) than this one.

dee on July 3, 2013 at 9:51 pm

The movie has been trashed by a majority of critics, apparently rightly so.

How could a hero of the Wild West be anti Gun?
In terms of making native Americans and Chinese Americans look good; I do not have a problem with that.
Last time I checked They are Americans as well.
The point about disparaging Manifest Destiny and the Building of the railroad is apt.
That was an amazing accomplishment and something to be proud of.

sanjay on July 3, 2013 at 11:27 pm

Ah, shoot. I was hoping Pirates of the American West by Gore Verbinski would restore my faith in Hollywood. Dang it dang it dang it.

Gore, for God’s sake, man. You were born in Oak Ridge Tennessee. Home to the Volunteers. Mom, apple pie and country music. Man up, bitch.

Jack on July 4, 2013 at 1:08 am

Apparently, DS still thinks that its Hi Ho instead of Hi Yo…so here’s evidence for our favorite law school grad to ponder:


Charles Rector on July 4, 2013 at 4:44 am

White males should fundamentally withdraw from society, except for going to work. No charity work, no donations to charity, no spending money on luxuries, including movies, etc. Then maybe we would get some respect.

Jonathan E. Grant on July 4, 2013 at 9:08 am

This from David Yeagley’s ‘Bad Eagle’ site:
“Johhny Depp patterned his costume from a white artist’s painting of a fantasy Indian. Kirby Sattler depicts no particular tribe or individual. That there was a remote Raven dance among the Yamparika Comanche has no bearing whatsoever on Johnny Depps costume–especially since there are no visual descriptions of what the Yamparkika dancers wore, or really even how they danced.”
“Comanche never painted their faces, and certainly did not wear an eagle’s carcass on their heads”

But….but….but Johnny’s always been one of the quintessential HIPSTERS of the 23+ years he’s been one of the top leading men in movies!!!! And he’s been saying he’s part Indian for many years! Impossible he would get details about “his” people so wrong!

CharlesMartel on July 4, 2013 at 10:14 am

One of my seriously pathological pet peeves about Hollywood is that they direct their cowboys, soldiers, secret agents, zombie fighters, space rangers, etc. to first look at their guns incredulously then girly-throw them when they’re empty. NO cowboy EVER threw his gun when it was empty. Well, maybe a gay cowboy did, but probably not. I don’t remember an episode of the Lone Ranger when he, or any of the cowboy heroes of that era, ever threw his gun. Chalk up one more for the Lone Ranger. Hi yo, Silver!

Pray Hard on July 4, 2013 at 11:10 am

An Italian immigrant with a thick accent walks into an American Bank to borrow money and says.
“I’da lika to speaka toa someone abouta a loana.”
The receptionist says “I’m sorry sir, the loan arranger is out to lunch.”
The Italian responds “Wella ifa I canta talka toa the loana arranger I’lla talka to Tonto.”

Jerry on July 4, 2013 at 12:11 pm

blood pressure specialist Fairfax

Ryan on July 4, 2013 at 1:00 pm

Has anyone seen the classic movie “The Guns of Navarone,” released in 1961 and starring an awesome cast, including Gregory Peck, James Robertson Justice, David Niven, Anthony Quinn, Anthony Quayle, and Stanley Baker?

I hear they’re going to be remaking it and it’s going to be called “The Harsh Words of Navarone,” in keeping with the political correctness about guns theme.

Ralph Adamo on July 4, 2013 at 3:24 pm

    Been there done that-have also seen Force 10 From Navarone. Barbara Bach. What a hot piece of tail! How can the communists make a movie about a commando raid during WWII on German SS troops? How can they be politically correct? There would be pistols, rifles, LMGs, Flack 88s, armor, planes, subs, carriers, shot guns ( if you are an Italian civilian) and potato smashers.

    AR on July 5, 2013 at 12:45 am

What a shame.
The Lone Ranger could have been a great tale of righteous vengeance on the bad guys and showing how whites and Indians can be friends and work together.
They could have written this to show the great achievement the railroads were in bringing the country together and bringing civilization and trade and prosperity to those living a harsh life out in the wild West.
I recently visited Promontory Summit Utah were the golden spike was driven connecting the railroad from coast to coast.
You could feel the pride in the accomplishment of such a great engineering feat.
But no, they had to rewrite history to fulfill today’s leftist political agenda. How Hollywood can take a great thing and rewrite to be bad is just beyond my imagination.
I pray it bombs badly.

Steve G. on July 5, 2013 at 1:07 am

Debbie, thank you for mentioning the grandfather of Armie Hammer. Armand Hammer was not only a supporter of communism, he was also politically connected to Senator Albert Gore, Sr. from Tennessee. The Gore family has a trust built around shares of stock in Hammer’s Occidental Petroleum.

Steve Haynie on July 5, 2013 at 11:56 am

Uh Debbie —

Did you ever actually see the Lone Ranger TV show? Hear the radio show? Read the children’s book series?

Here’s a clue: The Lone Ranger never shot or killed anybody. He shot guns out of bad guys hands. Period.

Wow, is that anti-American.

Steve Simels on July 6, 2013 at 10:03 am

I saw it yesterday with some friends. It was ridiculous and cartoonish, made for kids and people who’d never seen the original and don’t have a clue. It was also an insult to the original. I think they’re doing “The Lone Ranger and Tonto Move To Brokeback Mountain and Girly-Throw Their Guns” next or maybe “Witty Indian Educates Silly Liberal Metrosexual White Man”. Barf.
Maybe Clint Eastwood or Ed Harris will do a version.

Pray Hard on July 7, 2013 at 12:57 pm

    And, seriously, what was with the Pegasus/Silver hybrid thing going on? I’m going to see WWZ this afternoon. How can they ef up a zombie movie?

    Pray Hard on July 7, 2013 at 1:00 pm

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