Warning

 

Close

Confirm Action

Are you sure you wish to do this?

Confirm Cancel
Member Login

Site Notices
Arrow Left Previous Page
Page / 2
Posted: 6/17/2009 5:02:56 AM EST
Discuss
Link Posted: 6/17/2009 5:03:28 AM EST
No, next!
Link Posted: 6/17/2009 5:04:03 AM EST
By today's standards he is considered a racist, but to me he just seemed like a grumpy old man.
Link Posted: 6/17/2009 5:04:24 AM EST
No, he speaks to everyone the exact same. Uncouth maybe, racist? absolutely not.
Link Posted: 6/17/2009 5:04:38 AM EST
No, and Get off my lawn!!!!!
Link Posted: 6/17/2009 5:06:10 AM EST
Originally Posted By Furyataurus:
No, and Get off my lawn!!!!!


Link Posted: 6/17/2009 5:06:20 AM EST
IF you measure a man by just his words..............yes.

IF you measure a man by his actions...................no.

Aloha, Mark


Link Posted: 6/17/2009 5:07:01 AM EST
No.
Link Posted: 6/17/2009 5:08:34 AM EST
No, he's just an asshole.

I hope to be like him when I grow up.
Link Posted: 6/17/2009 5:10:40 AM EST
He is just a crusty old fucker that has lived life.

My wife says that I am going to be just like him in another 10 years.
Link Posted: 6/17/2009 5:11:23 AM EST
Originally Posted By 9mm4me:
Discuss


Are you bored?

Prejudiced? Perhaps.

Bigoted? Eh, not really as he recognized that the young girl was a really good person and her family were good people as well. A bigot would never admit that his or her prejudices were wrong. (Dictionary.com).

Racist? Where the hell did you get that idea? I don't recall him touting Caucasians as superior to other races in that movie. Were we watching the same movie?

John
Link Posted: 6/17/2009 5:11:25 AM EST
I think Walt hated everyone equally.
Link Posted: 6/17/2009 5:12:03 AM EST
[Last Edit: 6/17/2009 5:12:50 AM EST by FMJshooter]
Just a man who refused to falter to PC bullcrap.
Link Posted: 6/17/2009 5:13:00 AM EST

Originally Posted By ma96782:
IF you measure a man by just his words..............yes.

IF you measure a man by his actions...................no.

Aloha, MarkACtio

Actions speak louder than words.

Link Posted: 6/17/2009 5:14:31 AM EST
Originally Posted By VacaDuck:
He is just a crusty old fucker that has lived life.

My wife says that I am going to be just like him in another 10 years.


Ha, mine told me the same thing ! "That's gonna be you in a few years babe"

Link Posted: 6/17/2009 5:15:40 AM EST
I've been that guy since I was 30
Link Posted: 6/17/2009 5:16:01 AM EST
Originally Posted By FMJshooter:
Just a man who refused to falter to PC bullcrap.


Link Posted: 6/17/2009 5:19:44 AM EST
Originally Posted By rob78:
Originally Posted By VacaDuck:
He is just a crusty old fucker that has lived life.

My wife says that I am going to be just like him in another 10 years.


Ha, mine told me the same thing ! "That's gonna be you in a few years babe"



And to round it off, my g/f said "Wait, is his name Phil?"
Link Posted: 6/17/2009 5:20:21 AM EST
No. He talked shit to everyone regardless of race. He might've used racial terms when talking to them, but he'd use racial terms on anyone. He was an equal opportunity curmudgeon. Reminds me a lot of my late grandpa.

A racist man wouldn't have stood still and gotten shot to death to help a family of Asian immigrants.
Link Posted: 6/17/2009 5:24:19 AM EST
Originally Posted By peekay:
No, next!


this
Link Posted: 6/17/2009 5:25:19 AM EST

Originally Posted By JamesP81:
A racist man wouldn't have stood still and gotten shot to death to help a family of Asian immigrants.

Yep.

Link Posted: 6/17/2009 5:25:56 AM EST
Link Posted: 6/17/2009 5:25:59 AM EST
Nope... I'm sure Al Sharpton would disagree
Link Posted: 6/17/2009 5:29:50 AM EST
Polacks, nips, slopes, gooks, jews, spooks, waps.....did he miss anybody? Nope.
Link Posted: 6/17/2009 5:32:23 AM EST
I did not seen anything in the movie to suggest he was a racist. Of course, 99% of America does not know the definition of a racist.

A name caller maybe, but nothing else. His actions speak louder than his words.

Curmudgeon for sure.

Link Posted: 6/17/2009 5:34:01 AM EST

Originally Posted By -RTC-:
I think Walt hated everyone equally.

Just like that classic line in "Dirty Harry".
Link Posted: 6/17/2009 5:35:24 AM EST
No.
Link Posted: 6/17/2009 5:39:42 AM EST

Originally Posted By Drsalee:
Polacks, nips, slopes, gooks, jews, spooks, waps.....did he miss anybody? Nope.

Pretty sure I'm a racist now because I can spot more than a few missed from that list.
Link Posted: 6/17/2009 5:45:48 AM EST
[Last Edit: 6/17/2009 5:48:48 AM EST by ma96782]
Originally Posted By RenegadeX:
I did not seen anything in the movie to suggest he was a racist. Of course, 99% of America does not know the definition of a racist.

A name caller maybe, but nothing else. His actions speak louder than his words.

Curmudgeon for sure.



Yes......the "definition part" is the key to understanding.

But, today's "popular thinking" has laid down the rules............

Use the N word and you're a "racist."

Own an AR15 and you have an "assault weapon."

Got that?

Mind you........I'm NOT saying that I agree with today's "popular thinking."

Aloha, Mark



Link Posted: 6/17/2009 5:48:45 AM EST
I was happy my 15 yr old son saw the movie. Racist , NO!!
Link Posted: 6/17/2009 5:53:46 AM EST
There's a reason they made such a big deal about his relationship w/ his barber.
Link Posted: 6/17/2009 5:55:25 AM EST
His actions at the end of the movie prove he was not a racist. Just a grumpy old man who saw his neighborhood crumble around him.

Posted Via AR15.Com Mobile
Link Posted: 6/17/2009 6:00:26 AM EST
[Last Edit: 6/17/2009 6:00:56 AM EST by Spec-4]
Originally Posted By Swindle1984:
No, he's just an asshole.

I hope to be like him when I grow up.



Definantly...with an M1 in the middle of the suburbs waving around like its nothing...and a big chew and some brewski's on the porch
Link Posted: 6/17/2009 6:03:20 AM EST
Originally Posted By TW52:
Nope... I'm sure Al Sharpton would disagree



Well of course, if it got his ass on TV to talk about anything he would do it
Link Posted: 6/17/2009 6:04:52 AM EST
How do so many of you like this STUPID movie?

God, it was one of the worst films I have seen in a long, long time. How it got so many award nominations is beyond me.

All it consisted of was an awkward, racist old man being a dick to everyone before suddenly having a change of heart, taking the even-more awkward troubled youth under his wing, and then hashing it out with the most homosexual gang members I have ever seen on film...hell, the gang members from West Side Story made those guys in Gran Torino look like pussies.
Link Posted: 6/17/2009 6:06:21 AM EST
No.
Link Posted: 6/17/2009 6:06:59 AM EST
[Last Edit: 6/17/2009 6:12:24 AM EST by Mountain_Snipe]
Uh, yeah, I'd say he was a racist.

Oh, and a terribly overrated movie, decent at best. People act like the "Get off my lawn" scene was the greatest moment in cinematic history.
Link Posted: 6/17/2009 6:07:53 AM EST
[Last Edit: 6/17/2009 6:08:02 AM EST by poink]
Yeah...calling someone "gooks" and "niggers" is definitely not racist.
Link Posted: 6/17/2009 6:08:56 AM EST
No. He was a bigot, but his actions spoke louder then words.
Link Posted: 6/17/2009 6:25:59 AM EST

Originally Posted By poink:
Yeah...calling someone "gooks" and "niggers" is definitely not racist.

Guess you didn't read the part about actions speaking louder than words.

Link Posted: 6/17/2009 6:27:52 AM EST
He was a white male.

All white males are racist.

Your question is silly.
Link Posted: 6/17/2009 6:29:15 AM EST
Originally Posted By surveyor3:
Originally Posted By Furyataurus:
No, and Get off my lawn!!!!!




Link Posted: 6/17/2009 6:30:17 AM EST


_MaH
Link Posted: 6/17/2009 6:30:26 AM EST
Originally Posted By BadassWeakling:

Originally Posted By poink:
Yeah...calling someone "gooks" and "niggers" is definitely not racist.

Guess you didn't read the part about actions speaking louder than words.



Blah - that's a bullshit answer.

Would your wife be alright with you calling her "bitch", "ho", and "slut", so long as you bought her flowers and vacuumed the living room?
Link Posted: 6/17/2009 6:36:21 AM EST
I hope to be just like him when I'm that old.
Link Posted: 6/17/2009 6:39:43 AM EST
I consider him prejudice not racist.

The movie shows that.
Link Posted: 6/17/2009 6:39:50 AM EST
I don't think he's racist. His language is the language of pre-PC people.

Like others have said: he doesn't like one type of person better then others. He hates the all equally.
Link Posted: 6/17/2009 6:40:28 AM EST
Originally Posted By Lovelessk999:

Originally Posted By Drsalee:
Polacks, nips, slopes, gooks, jews, spooks, waps.....did he miss anybody? Nope.

Pretty sure I'm a racist now because I can spot more than a few missed from that list.


Eggroll...

Rob
Link Posted: 6/17/2009 7:03:04 AM EST
Originally Posted By poink:
Yeah...calling someone "gooks" and "niggers" is definitely not racist.


Who gives a fuck? It was a movie. Taken in context, it wasn't racism. His own sons and his skank grandaughter were treated as badly, and the common theme was "they all earned it".



Link Posted: 6/17/2009 7:53:20 AM EST
Nope. He treated everone equally.
Link Posted: 6/17/2009 8:00:32 AM EST


and no, I don't think he was a racist character.
Arrow Left Previous Page
Page / 2
Top Top