Pat Boone Part Four
This’ll be the last of Pat Boone, for awhile, but I will bring him back,but first, let’s read and hear Pat Boone Part Four, I’m sure you’ll like it, especially around Christmas. Although, you can drop by at your convince, and listen to more albums(I’ll let you know why that’s important to me in a future blog).
Boone campaigned for Ronald Reagan to become Governor of California in 1966 and 1970, and actively supported Reagan’s bid for the Republican presidential nomination in 1976. He was a vocal supporter of the Vietnam War. In 2006, Boone wrote an article for WorldNetDaily, in which he questioned the patriotism of Democrats and others who were against the president during the Iraq War. He was interviewed by Neil Cavuto on Fox News, where he expressed his outrage toward opponents of George W. Bush (in particular the Dixie Chicks). He said that their criticisms of the president showed they did not “respect their elders”.
In the 2007 Kentucky gubernatorial election, Boone campaigned for incumbent Republican Ernie Fletcher with a recorded automated telephone message stating that the Democratic Party candidate Steve Beshear would support “every homosexual cause.” As part of the campaign, Boone asked, “Now do you want a governor who’d like Kentucky to be another San Francisco?”
On December 6, 2008, Boone wrote an article for WorldNetDaily wherein he drew analogies between recent gay rights protests and recent terrorist attacks in Mumbai, India. He reminded readers of hostage taking, exploding bombs, systematic murder, and chaotic conditions of carnage. In it, he asserted that marriage is a biblically ordained institution, which the government has no part in defining. He then stated that equal rights for women and blacks were not “obtained by threats and violent demonstrations and civil disruption”, but rather through due process. He concluded by warning that unless they are checked, the “hedonistic, irresponsible, blindly selfish goals and tactics of homegrown sexual jihadists will escalate into acts vile, violent and destructive.”
On August 29, 2009, Boone wrote an article comparing liberalism to cancer, likening it to “black filthy cells”.
In December 2009, Boone agreed to endorse the conservative U.S. congressional candidate John Wayne Tucker (R) for his campaign in Missouri’s 3rd congressional district against incumbent Russ Carnahan (D) for the 2010 midterm elections.
In 2009, Boone stated his belief that President Barack Obama was ineligible to serve as the President of the United States. Boone also has alleged that Barack Obama is fluent in Arabic and read the Koran in Arabic as a boy. He has also claimed that President Obama “hasn’t celebrated any Christian holidays in the White House.” This is provably untrue; there are videos from the Obama administration that feature Obama and his family preparing for and hosting Christmas events for military personnel, among other groups of people, such as children.
Boone received a lifetime achievement award at the 38th annual Conservative Political Action Conference held in February 2011.
In June 2016, Boone, along with Mike Huckabee and executive producer Troy Duhon, all of whom were involved in the film God’s Not Dead 2, sent a letter to California Governor Jerry Brown opposing Senate Bill 1146, which “prohibits a person from being subjected to discrimination” at California colleges. Other than schools that train pastors and theology teachers, schools “might no longer be allowed to hire Christian-only staff, teach religious ideas in regular classes, require attendance at chapel services, or keep bathrooms and dormitories restricted to either males or females.”
Boone is a basketball fan and had ownership interests in two teams. He owned a team in the Hollywood Studio League called the Cooga Moogas. The Cooga Moogas included Bill Cosby, Rafer Johnson, Gardner McKay, Don Murray, and Denny “Tarzan” Miller.
With the founding of the American Basketball Association, Boone became the majority owner of the league’s team in Oakland, California, on February 2, 1967. The team was first named the Oakland Americans, but was later renamed as the Oakland Oaks, the name under which it played from 1967 to 1969. The Oaks won the 1969 ABA championship.
Despite the Oaks’ success on the court, the team had severe financial problems. By August 1969, the Bank of America was threatening to foreclose on a $1.2 million loan to the Oaks, and the team was sold to a group of businessmen in Washington, DC, and became the Washington Caps.
Boone currently plays for the Virginia Creepers, an 80-84 age group Senior Olympic team that narrowly lost to the Gold medal winning team.
In the 1950s, African American musicians would often compose and record songs but lose rights to their work due to deceit by unscrupulous record labels and producers. Boone has been criticised as a beneficiary of this exploitation. Through his Dot Records record label, he covered and released songs written by black artists, most notably Little Richard’s “Tutti Frutti” and “Ain’t That a Shame” by Fats Domino. As a result, Boone made more money from these recordings, despite the fact the black artists had written, recorded and performed the songs.
- 1955: The Pied Piper of Cleveland (documentary)
- 1957: Bernardine
- 1957: April Love
- 1958: Mardi Gras
- 1959: Journey to the Center of the Earth
- 1960: Salute to the Teenagers (TV documentary) (producer and host)
- 1961: All Hands on Deck
- 1962: State Fair
- 1962: The Main Attraction
- 1963: The Horror of It All
- 1963: The Yellow Canary
- 1964: Never Put It in Writing
- 1964: Goodbye Charlie
- 1965: The Greatest Story Ever Told
- 1967: The Perils of Pauline
- 1970: The Cross and the Switchblade
- 1989: Roger & Me (documentary)
- 1990: Music Machine (voice of Mr. Conductor)
- 1991: Benny’s Biggest Battle (voice of Mr. Conductor)
- 1994: Precious Moments: Simon the Lamb (voice of The Shepherd)
- 1997: Space Ghost Coast to Coast (TV series)
- 2000: The Eyes of Tammy Faye (documentary)
- 2008: Hollywood on Fire (documentary)
- 2016: Boonville Redemption
- 2016: God’s Not Dead 2
- 2017: A Cowgirl’s Story
Boone was briefly considered one of the most popular box-office stars in the U.S. as judged by the Quigley Poll of Movie Exhibitors in its Annual “Top Ten MoneyMakers Poll”:
- 1957: 3rd most popular star
- 1958: 11th most popular
- 1959: 22nd most popular
- 1960: 22nd most popular