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Mel Gibson's statement on his DUI arrest
GrandForksHerald.com ^ | 7/29/06

Posted on 07/29/2006 1:51:47 PM PDT by LdSentinal

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To: sinkspur

I have no contempt, only pity. I'm sure his heart is in the right place. He just can't control his impulses. Such a loss.


51 posted on 07/29/2006 2:08:07 PM PDT by LilyBean
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To: Yorlik803
What a fallacious argument that you have to be free of fault before you can criticize someone for being a drunk-driving, Jew-hating moron. You do sound like a Democrat. I bet you could get a job as a spokesperson for Patrick Kennedy or even Ted Kennedy.
52 posted on 07/29/2006 2:08:31 PM PDT by TSchmereL ("Rust but terrify.")
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To: Scarlet7
If Mel said derogatory comments about the Jews what would you suggest he do to make amends? Seriously.

Disavow his father's remarks about Jews, for starters.

Remember his "My father never told me a lie" in the Diane Sawyer interview?

If he still believes that, then he's as racist as his dad.

53 posted on 07/29/2006 2:08:40 PM PDT by sinkspur (Today, we settled all family business.)
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To: big'ol_freeper

I have every right to judge anti-semites.


54 posted on 07/29/2006 2:08:56 PM PDT by veronica (Clown Posse - bear-ly sane...)
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To: laconic

Hmmm me wonders if everyone on here (especially myself) would apologize as sincerly over what we have said sober, let alone drunk. It is VERY rare that you hear such accountability of ones behavior of a public figure. Especially one in hollywood or in politics.

I hate drunks and I have worked with many of the deputies from the lost hills station, so I know what they put up with, I hope Mel pays the price for his offense.

I would imagine we need to all recognize that if anyone actually cared what we said at anytime anywhere enough to put it in the paper for our friends and family and co workers to see, we would be just as ashamed and not have alcohol to blame.

Walkingfeather


55 posted on 07/29/2006 2:09:09 PM PDT by Walkingfeather (u)
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To: Scarlet7

In case you don't understand what's going on in this world..every Jew has a target on their heads. That includes me and probably 25% of the people on this website. The last thing we need is a high-profile AMERICAN Celebrity saying things like this.


56 posted on 07/29/2006 2:09:24 PM PDT by Hildy
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To: SJackson; Alouette

For your pinglists.


57 posted on 07/29/2006 2:09:40 PM PDT by Petronski (Living His life abundantly.)
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To: badpacifist

That was rude on your part


58 posted on 07/29/2006 2:09:44 PM PDT by mel
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To: LdSentinal

I like Mel Gibson and I love the conservative messages in his recent movies like Brave heart.

He has made the best, and the most pro American Vietnam war movie ever made.

His movie on the last hours of the Lord Jesus Christ's last hours is unmatchable in Hollywood history, and will endure far past his lifetime.

He is an alcoholic and got busted again for drunk driving.

So far I'm shocked at the viscousness of the feelings many on FR have towards him.

I think the liberals will be even worse in their responses, so it will be interesting to see how a DUI charge unfolds for the Hollywood directer that would dare to make "Passion of the Christ".

Before he made his pro Christian movie, nobody would have predicted that the popular movie star Mel Gibson would become a hated figure to much of the power establishment in Hollywood and opinion makers in the media.


59 posted on 07/29/2006 2:09:56 PM PDT by ansel12 (Life is exquisite... of great beauty, keenly felt.)
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To: sinkspur
Remember his "My father never told me a lie" in the Diane Sawyer interview?

Which, considering his father is a raving Holocaust denier, is an interesting comment.

60 posted on 07/29/2006 2:10:15 PM PDT by veronica (Clown Posse - bear-ly sane...)
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To: big'ol_freeper
Judge not, lest ye be judged.

Sorry. When Gibson makes anti-semitic statements, even under the influence, we can judge him to be anti-semitic.

61 posted on 07/29/2006 2:10:22 PM PDT by sinkspur (Today, we settled all family business.)
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To: dfwgator

In all the interveiws I have seen of Mel, he strikes me as an good person. True, interviews does not tell all, but you can see in the way he carries himself that he is not one the hollywood snobs.
I think Mel will atone for his sins.
At least he didnt kill someone while drunk.


62 posted on 07/29/2006 2:10:51 PM PDT by Yorlik803 ( When are we going to draw a line a say"this far and no farther")
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To: LdSentinal

sounds like young Congressman Kennedy . but...I have not read down the thread yet to see if someone else posted that.


63 posted on 07/29/2006 2:10:57 PM PDT by AmericanInTokyo (A few clever bones tossed on gay unions, flag burning & Iraq still don't absolve GWB over BORDERS)
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To: LdSentinal

Give the guy a break. Wouldn't you be upset if the Jews had crucified one of your best friends?


64 posted on 07/29/2006 2:11:07 PM PDT by babydoll22 (The facts ma'am, just the facts. I don't give a s**t how you feel.)
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To: veronica
Not very Christian. Boy, did I have him pegged.

And your idea of Christianity is...what? Total righteousness? A total and complete absence of sin? Mel made a mistake. He sinned. Like all Christians, he will forever come up short of the standard set by Jesus. It sounds like he's doing his best to repent to us, and more importantly I pray, to God.

Jhn 8:7 He that is without sin among you, let him first cast a stone at her.

65 posted on 07/29/2006 2:11:19 PM PDT by highimpact
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To: veronica

Oh you do? Then I apologize for not recognizing your credentials.


66 posted on 07/29/2006 2:11:35 PM PDT by big'ol_freeper (It looks like one of those days when one nuke is just not enough-- Lt. Col. Mitchell, SG-1)
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To: LdSentinal

He is ashamed he got caught.


67 posted on 07/29/2006 2:11:37 PM PDT by Uncle Hal
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To: babydoll22
Wouldn't you be upset if the Jews had crucified one of your best friends?

You have GOT to be kidding, right?

68 posted on 07/29/2006 2:11:47 PM PDT by Petronski (Living His life abundantly.)
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To: veronica

Seriously, if we have no right to judge, then there should never have been a Nuremberg Trial.


69 posted on 07/29/2006 2:11:47 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Yorlik803

Oh please, how inane. Holding someone to account for their behavior is not acting like you have no flaws.


71 posted on 07/29/2006 2:11:59 PM PDT by Shimmer128 (i thought that I was supposed to accomplish something before I was allowed to be proud of myself.)
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To: LdSentinal
Gibson sounds like another spoiled,rich,Hollywood jackass. What a shame.
72 posted on 07/29/2006 2:12:07 PM PDT by 4yearlurker (12th district Freeper.)
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To: LdSentinal
"I see no apologies to the Jewish community."

Would that be the same Jewish community that crucified him every day for more than a year in an outrageous attempt to censure his film the "Passion"? As I recall the various Jewish "communities" tried hard, very hard, to have his movie censured or even stopped from being shown, because, as they assured everyone, "it will renew the Christian persecution of Jews". Never has ANY Hollywood producer had to endure so much venom and verbal visceration from a group of people over the production of a movie than Mel Gibson did, and the assaults began one year BEFORE his movie was completed. So who owes whom an apology?

73 posted on 07/29/2006 2:12:15 PM PDT by TheCrusader
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To: redpoll; veronica

I'm going to keep screaming this...EVERY JEW IN THE WORLD HAS A TARGET ON THEM NOW...THE LAST THING WE NEED IS A HIGH PROFILE AMERICAN CELEBRITY MAKING STATEMENTS LIKE THIS. Now, everything the left said about THE PASSION OF THE CHRIST is true. EVERYTHING. So in one night, Gibson lost all his credibility. He can go to hell.


74 posted on 07/29/2006 2:12:28 PM PDT by Hildy
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To: LdSentinal

What he said about jews under the influence is not very different from what Pat Buchanan would say on any given night after a drink of water.


76 posted on 07/29/2006 2:12:52 PM PDT by Wyoming Cowboy
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To: LdSentinal

Gimme a frickin' break. I'd cut a guy a break for this when he's 20 as long he doesn't do it again. Mel is 50 years old. The magic word that could've prevented this whole stupid thing is: TAXI.


77 posted on 07/29/2006 2:12:56 PM PDT by Excuse_My_Bellicosity ("Sharpei diem - Seize the wrinkled dog.")
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To: TheCrusader

HOW DARE YOU....


78 posted on 07/29/2006 2:13:07 PM PDT by Hildy
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To: LdSentinal
I see no apologies to the Jewish community.

He said his statements were despicable, is that not clear enough for you? Or should he have torn his garment?
I have never seen such deplorable behavior as I see from some attacking Mel Gibson who admits he has been battling alcoholism throughout his life. He apologized, and I believe him. I surely won't be casting stones anytime soon and I highly doubt all of Gibson's sanctimonious deriders will be either.

79 posted on 07/29/2006 2:13:10 PM PDT by jla
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To: LdSentinal

Pretty hateful words if that Sheriff's report is accurate....bet the lady Freepers who were fawning over him still would take him...


80 posted on 07/29/2006 2:13:40 PM PDT by BurbankKarl
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To: highimpact

Who is casting a stone? Stoning means killing somebody for their crimes, are we trying to kill Mel, or simply expressing an opinion. Seriously, I do hope Mel gets well and comes around in his thinking. But it is going to take a major shift in his thinking for that to happen.


81 posted on 07/29/2006 2:13:46 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: LdSentinal

The guy's just an actor/producer. He makes films. That's all. His opinions don't matter to me. Like him or hate him, maybe he's a bigot and maybe he's not, but he's not somebody I'm going to spend my day arguing about or wasting my time over.


82 posted on 07/29/2006 2:14:05 PM PDT by KellyAdmirer
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To: veronica

It was still a great movie.


83 posted on 07/29/2006 2:14:11 PM PDT by chesley (Republicans don't deserve to win, but America does not deserve the Dhimmicrats.)
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To: ansel12
So far I'm shocked at the viscousness of the feelings many on FR have towards him.

So how is one supposed to feel when Gibson blames Jews for all the wars in the world, and even asks the arresting deputy if he's a Jew?

Or that he is going to sexually molest the arresting deputy?

Perhaps his next movie will be "Brokeback Station House."

84 posted on 07/29/2006 2:14:24 PM PDT by sinkspur (Today, we settled all family business.)
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To: veronica

What is most striking to me is the complete lack of context of his statements. What do wars and Jews have to do at all with an arrest? At least Buchanan is anti-Semitic only when he's on-topic.


86 posted on 07/29/2006 2:14:31 PM PDT by AmishDude (Back in the USA!)
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To: Hildy
In case you don't understand what's going on in this world..every Jew has a target on their heads. That includes me and probably 25% of the people on this website. The last thing we need is a high-profile AMERICAN Celebrity saying things like this.

Well, take solace that the lampooning of the Gibson by the talented on the Right has officially begun. Here's a starter, while I work on my own:


87 posted on 07/29/2006 2:14:47 PM PDT by Yossarian (Everyday, somewhere on the globe, somebody is pushing the frontier of stupidity.)
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To: BurbankKarl

Yep, just like the fraus in Germany used to faint over Hitler, like he was a member of the Beatles.


88 posted on 07/29/2006 2:14:50 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Hildy

Hey, reality check for all: MEL IS AN ACTOR! Hello! His 'career' is to pretend to be someone else and entertain. And he does.

So what if he's a foul-mouthed anti-semite? So are about half of the gulfstream liberals in hollywood, and virtually every popular African-American political figure. Mel got caught, that's all.

BTB, how man of you ever said the N-word when you lost your temper? Drunk or sober... or made a passing comment to your friend in the car when a beautiful jogger ran by.

Among other things, alcohol amplifies emotional response. It does give wings to our irrational thoughts, too, folks. And a voice, sometimes.

I think we can all agree that Mel goofed up, and maybe a couple of bones fell out of his closet...


89 posted on 07/29/2006 2:15:07 PM PDT by capt.P (Hold Fast! Strong Hand Uppermost!)
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To: sinkspur
If he still believes that, then he's as racist as his dad.

Do you really expect him to call his Dad a liar?

From a link you posted.

When asked by an interviewer in early 2004 whether the Holocaust happened, the actor / director / producer responded that some of his best friends ''have numbers on their arms,'' then added: ''Yes, of course. Atrocities happened. War is horrible. The Second World War killed tens of millions of people. Some of them were Jews in concentration camps.''

90 posted on 07/29/2006 2:15:20 PM PDT by DJ MacWoW (If you think you know what's coming next....You don't know Jack.)
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To: pageonetoo

Just curious. Why did you put up a pic of Rush in response to comment #2 that said that Gibson's true views came out? When has Rush said anything negative about Jews? He is one of the biggest defenders of Israel. Or are there some other personal views that you think Rush has not been honest about? If so, what are they, and why do you think that?


91 posted on 07/29/2006 2:15:26 PM PDT by DeweyCA
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To: Hildy
re: That includes me and probably 25% of the people on this website. )))

That's intereting. 25% of Freepers are Jewish? I know only 25% of Jews voted for Bush, but I didn't know they were so strong a presense on Fr.

92 posted on 07/29/2006 2:15:32 PM PDT by Mamzelle
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To: capt.P
So what if he's a foul-mouthed anti-semite?

Good grief.

93 posted on 07/29/2006 2:16:16 PM PDT by Petronski (Living His life abundantly.)
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To: babydoll22
Wouldn't you be upset if the Jews had crucified one of your best friends?

You and Mel are real buds, it appears.

Right down to the blood libel.

94 posted on 07/29/2006 2:16:26 PM PDT by sinkspur (Today, we settled all family business.)
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To: Yorlik803

Making a mistake is bumping another person's car or knocking over somebody's drink. Mel is 50 years old. Sure, he accidentally got blithering drunk and drove like a nut, endangering lives the whole way.


95 posted on 07/29/2006 2:17:19 PM PDT by Excuse_My_Bellicosity ("Sharpei diem - Seize the wrinkled dog.")
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To: LdSentinal

Well, my view of the man just jumped from pretty high to almost nothing.

I still like him in The Patriot.


96 posted on 07/29/2006 2:17:26 PM PDT by rwfromkansas (http://xanga.com/rwfromkansas)
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To: LdSentinal

Hey Mel, "Big Smiiile!"


97 posted on 07/29/2006 2:17:49 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: DeweyCA
re: When has Rush said anything negative about Jews? He is one of the biggest defenders of Israel)))

Amazing how these two ideas continue to be connected in people's minds. Conservatives continue to be bewildered when their pro-Israelism does not exclude antisemitism.

98 posted on 07/29/2006 2:17:51 PM PDT by Mamzelle
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To: KellyAdmirer

I take it you're not a Jew. Let's say Stephen Spielberg said F&&KING BLACKS...they're the reason for all the problems in the world...YA THINK the press would just LAUGH IT OFF? But like always, when it comes to the Jews, we deserve it, right? YOU DON'T GET IT. NEVER AGAIN.


99 posted on 07/29/2006 2:18:01 PM PDT by Hildy
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To: LdSentinal

I am an alcoholic myself. It excuses nothing that he just did.

This summer has been a tough one for people I know going back to the bottle. Get some help Mel.


100 posted on 07/29/2006 2:18:14 PM PDT by Luke21
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