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Joy in the Castro as Penn wins Oscar for 'Milk'
San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 2/23/9 | Tyche Hendricks, Chronicle Staff Writer

Posted on 02/23/2009 7:48:39 AM PST by SmithL

San Francisco -- Hundreds of people who watched the Academy Awards from San Francisco's Castro Theatre on Sunday night gave polite applause to "Slumdog Millionaire" - which won best picture and seven other awards - but roared with foot-stomping standing ovations for "Milk" when it took the prizes for best original screenplay and best actor.

"You commie, homo-loving sons of guns," Sean Penn told the academy upon accepting the best actor award for his portrayal of the slain San Francisco Supervisor and gay rights leader Harvey Milk. "I did not expect this, and I want it to be very clear that I do know how hard I make it to appreciate me often."

Penn acknowledged the presence of anti-gay demonstrators outside the Kodak Theatre in Los Angeles and said: "I think it's a good time for those who voted for the ban against gay marriage to sit and reflect on their great shame and their shame in their grandchildren's eyes if they continue that support. We've got to have equal rights for everyone."

The Castro Theatre crowd was thrilled by Penn's remarks and his award.

(Excerpt) Read more at sfgate.com ...


TOPICS: Music/Entertainment; TV/Movies
KEYWORDS: hollyweird; hollywood; homosexualagenda; homowood; milk; penn; queers; sanfranciscovalues; seanpenn; sf
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"You commie, homo-loving sons of guns,"
He left out terror-supporters.
1 posted on 02/23/2009 7:48:39 AM PST by SmithL
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To: SmithL

Sean Penn = POS!


2 posted on 02/23/2009 7:53:28 AM PST by Reagan Man ("In this present crisis, government is not the solution to our problem; government is the problem.")
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To: SmithL

It’s nice that he acknowledges his audience for what they all are, isn’t it? And,yeah,he did leave out terror-supporters,but maybe he thought he included it in “commie”....you know how these humble,self-sacrificing Hollywood types LUUUUUV to keep their award speeches short!


3 posted on 02/23/2009 7:55:01 AM PST by gimme1ibertee ("No pale pastels,but bold colors".....Ronnie,we sure do miss you,sir!)
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To: SmithL
"You commie, homo-loving sons of guns,"

At least he got that part right ... seems that the Oscars have gone the way of the Nobel ... Commies Queers Globull warming idiots and terrorist lovers need only apply

4 posted on 02/23/2009 7:55:43 AM PST by clamper1797 (FUBO ... The Kenyan Lincoln)
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To: SmithL
Surprise of surprises! A film about the murder of a homosexual politician wins best actor. The votes it received is about he same as the number of people who saw it. Same with best picture. What was best song "Pimp my ho"!!
5 posted on 02/23/2009 7:55:59 AM PST by ontap (Just another backstabbing conservative)
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To: SmithL
Photobucket
6 posted on 02/23/2009 7:57:23 AM PST by digger48
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To: SmithL

sean, as dense as spicolli


7 posted on 02/23/2009 7:57:45 AM PST by machogirl (not one of Rush's top-ten gal names)
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To: SmithL

None of the other nominees ever had a chance. I could star in a biopic about Harvey Fierstein and win the Oscar. After all, Tom Hanks rode that unicorn to a statue, in his most inept, scenery-chewing role. He had a much finer performance in “The Green Mile” and was ignored.


8 posted on 02/23/2009 8:00:51 AM PST by steve8714 (How do you know your tattoo doesn't read "I love Mangina" in Chinese?)
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To: SmithL
Just another media whore...


9 posted on 02/23/2009 8:01:29 AM PST by Stand Watch Listen
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To: SmithL

“Joy in the Castro as Penn wins Oscar for ‘Milk’”

And fury by so many posters.


10 posted on 02/23/2009 8:02:45 AM PST by PurpleMan
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To: PurpleMan
And fury by so many posters.

Fury?!

Are you on the right thread?

11 posted on 02/23/2009 8:11:24 AM PST by Flycatcher (God speaks to us, through the supernal lightness of birds, in a special type of poetry.)
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To: SmithL

12 posted on 02/23/2009 8:13:35 AM PST by SIDENET (I am just a monkey man, I'm glad you are a monkey woman, too.)
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To: clamper1797
Hollywood awards have nothing to do with movies and everything to do with the homosexual agenda. It's nothing but a bunch of liberal queers giving each other a congratulatory slap on the ass for using movies to promote homosexuality.
13 posted on 02/23/2009 8:23:48 AM PST by peeps36 ( Al Gore. Is A Big Fat Lying Hypocrite. He Pollutes The Air By Opening His Big Mouth)
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To: PurpleMan

If Sean Penn is SO for queer “rights”, then he should set the example. He should forthwith divorce his wife and enter into a queer relationship WITH A GUY. Force him to enjoy that “union” he so much wants the rest of us to accept. And force him to stay with that guy for the rest of his life. No more women for ole Sean. What a POS!


14 posted on 02/23/2009 8:24:48 AM PST by NCC-1701 (DRILL NOW. DRILL OFTEN. DRILL 24/7/365. PAY LESS. SUCK THE GROUND DRY.)
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To: SmithL

I am sick of the “equal rights” argument... The law is clear - ALL men are free to marry a woman. And all women have the right to marry a man.

No-one is being denied that right. We all have that same right.


15 posted on 02/23/2009 8:29:12 AM PST by TheBattman (Pray for our country....)
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To: SmithL

I wonder what is the rate of homosexuals in Hollywood and Yes I would count anyone who ever engaged in a homosexual activity, not just the ones who are out.


16 posted on 02/23/2009 8:31:33 AM PST by Venturer
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To: peeps36

Yup. I could care less about the Oscars. I could not be bothered to watch the self-congratulating vermin. I was hoping Mickey Rourke would win because his story is about redemption, he took responsibility for wrecking his life, he credited his dogs for saving his life, never said anything bad about Bush and actually said something good abouyt Bush and he is a good actor.

I knew Penn would win because the very large and strong gay mafia in hollywood and in backlash to Prop 8. Every year it is some political agenda. The one year was about African-Americans where Denzel won and the half white female won - I forget her name. Denzel accepted his award and did not engage in politics. The woman went on and on even though she is half white. He can act and she is not very good.


17 posted on 02/23/2009 8:33:14 AM PST by Frantzie (Boycott GE - they own NBC, MSNBC, CNBC & Universal. Boycott Disney - they own ABC)
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To: steve8714
None of the other nominees ever had a chance. I could star in a biopic about Harvey Fierstein and win the Oscar. After all, Tom Hanks rode that unicorn to a statue, in his most inept, scenery-chewing role. He had a much finer performance in “The Green Mile” and was ignored.

I thought Hanks did well in most of his other movies, I especially liked Castaway and Perdition, the latter was a surprise.

The only reason Penn received such a loud ovation is because the audience is aware that the queer movies will win the awards and therefore most of the audience is comprised of fags and lesbians, which includes the majority of actors and actresses from what I can see anymore.

18 posted on 02/23/2009 8:38:23 AM PST by calex59
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To: SmithL
"I think it's a good time for those who voted for the ban against gay marriage to sit and reflect on their great shame and their shame in their grandchildren's eyes if they continue that support. We've got to have equal rights for everyone."

Let's just say that Sean Penn has a long ways to go before I'll accept preaching from him on things that he believes that I should be ashamed of. And if my teaching of my children is successful, they will teach my grandchildren in such a way that we will not be ashamed of each other. I have yet to hear Sean Penn utter anything that I believe to be beneficial to my children's teaching.

19 posted on 02/23/2009 8:48:14 AM PST by Ghengis
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To: SmithL

At least this movie has a happy ending!


20 posted on 02/23/2009 8:58:28 AM PST by G-Bear (Obama -- Change you'll regret!)
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To: SmithL
That fool! Doesn't he realize that this could lead to a perfect storm of smug?!
21 posted on 02/23/2009 8:59:21 AM PST by Slings and Arrows (This disaster brought to you by the failed Obama administration.)
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To: Venturer
Does it count if they only did it to get a part?
or two?
or twenty-seven?

22 posted on 02/23/2009 9:14:27 AM PST by SmithL (The Golden State demands all of your gold)
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To: NCC-1701

To name a few.....

- Sean Penn = POS!
- Commies Queers Globull warming idiots and terrorist lovers need only apply
- “Homo milk”
- It’s nothing but a bunch of liberal queers
- The only reason Penn received such a loud ovation is because the audience is aware that the queer movies will win the awards and therefore most of the audience is comprised of fags and lesbians,


23 posted on 02/23/2009 9:19:41 AM PST by PurpleMan
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To: ontap

Best song was Jai Ho. Translated from Hindi it means “Praise”, “Hail”, “Hallelujah”, “Victory”, or “Vive”.

Slumdog Millionaire hasn’t been a massive success, but I don’t see how anyone can complain about it winning too much.


24 posted on 02/23/2009 9:23:33 AM PST by Mr. Blonde (You ever thought about being weird for a living?)
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To: PurpleMan

I still maintain that this 21st Century fascination with the Gay movement is more fad than fundamental shift in the winds of social norms; a ballon-marked parade, if you will, held aloft by tenuous gases produced by bloviating biological bitmaps.


25 posted on 02/23/2009 9:29:23 AM PST by Old Professer (The critic writes with rapier pen, dips it twice, then writes again.)
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To: SmithL

Penn, milking the man-milk dispenser, yet again.


26 posted on 02/23/2009 9:33:36 AM PST by sappy
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To: calex59

If they had two “gay” movies, how would they decide who’d win?
I look for the next best picture to be a touching story about a woman and child who contract AIDS with no direct or indirect involvement in drug or queer culture. Probably they’ll get it from a priest.


27 posted on 02/23/2009 9:49:29 AM PST by steve8714 (How do you know your tattoo doesn't read "I love Mangina" in Chinese?)
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To: calex59

I didn’t see “Castaway” but “Perdition” was a fine movie. Castaway runs long. I prefer the Hanks of “Bachelor Party”, Dragnet” or “Turner & Hooch”, because comedy requires spotless timing and a straight face. Pacino is considered a paragon but cannot do comedy. Meryl Streep? No comedic talent. Dustin Hoffman? Ruined “Meet the Fockers” with his mugging. Even B. Streisand can be funny.


28 posted on 02/23/2009 9:54:44 AM PST by steve8714 (How do you know your tattoo doesn't read "I love Mangina" in Chinese?)
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To: Mr. Blonde
Best song was Jai Ho.

I knew it would have Ho in it some how!!!

Slumdog Millionaire hasn’t been a massive success, but I don’t see how anyone can complain about it winning too much.

I'm probably out of date with my thinking but I always thought the best picture should at least be a marginally succesful film. I think the Oscars are just a play thing for the left to get in political hits.

29 posted on 02/23/2009 10:05:03 AM PST by ontap (Just another backstabbing conservative)
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To: Mr. Blonde

Silly me! Until last night, I thought they were singing “Tally Ho”. LOL
I saw “Slumdog” and thought it deserved to win.


30 posted on 02/23/2009 10:05:36 AM PST by toothfairy86
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To: steve8714

Query: Would you have Tom Hanks return his Academy Award for “Philadelphia”?

Do you think less of Denzel because he played the attorney who defended his character?


31 posted on 02/23/2009 10:06:44 AM PST by PurpleMan
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To: Frantzie

Halley Berry!


32 posted on 02/23/2009 10:08:32 AM PST by ontap (Just another backstabbing conservative)
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To: PurpleMan; NCC-1701
I'm thinking you meant to address your post to me, and not NCC-1701 (though I could be wrong). I'll respond anyway:

Sean Penn=POS

It's true. But he's been a POS way before he played a sodomite in a movie.

Commies Queers Globull warming idiots and terrorist lovers need only apply

That seems to be the trend in Hollywood today.

Homo Milk

That's a play on words.

It’s nothing but a bunch of liberal queers

A bit of hyperbole.

The only reason Penn received such a loud ovation is because the audience is aware that the queer movies will win the awards and therefore most of the audience is comprised of fags and lesbians

More hyperbole, but a point with some truth behind it. The homosexual lobby in Hollywood is strong, and growing.

Now to you: You claimed there was "fury" in these posts. I don't see it. I see only scorn and disgust aimed at Hollywood and its promotion of the homosexual agenda -- and well-aimed scorn and disgust at that.

There's a difference.

33 posted on 02/23/2009 10:12:10 AM PST by Flycatcher (God speaks to us, through the supernal lightness of birds, in a special type of poetry.)
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To: PurpleMan

This is as much railing against the inflated opinion of the movie industry as “artists” and their assumed moral superiority. Just as I don’t go to see Springsteen or Mellencamp, I don’t go to preachy self-important “films” like Philadelphia, unless forced to by a woman. The homosexual thing is just another part of the whole Commie thing.
Mind you, if someone follows perverted practice in private life with another consenting adult, it’s not my business, and I’d like to keep it that way. They just won’t let me.


34 posted on 02/23/2009 10:13:12 AM PST by steve8714 (How do you know your tattoo doesn't read "I love Mangina" in Chinese?)
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To: Flycatcher

Ooops


35 posted on 02/23/2009 10:19:20 AM PST by PurpleMan
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What’s ironic is that Harvey Milk was NOT killed for being gay. He was killed by a man seeking revenge for being politically double-crossed. Dan White was, by all accounts, gay-friendly and he actually admired Milk before his run-in with Moscone. By the way, Dianne Feinstein was also a Dan White ally. It’s funny how revisionism has changed the story to suit the needs of those pressing their agenda.


36 posted on 02/23/2009 10:19:33 AM PST by Arkansas Toothpick
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To: ontap

If you look at a list, most of the Best Picture winners are generally fairly conservative.


37 posted on 02/23/2009 10:21:54 AM PST by Borges
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To: SmithL

“Castro” theatre? Wow.


38 posted on 02/23/2009 10:23:22 AM PST by Professor_Leonide (I said to the young man who showed me a photo, "Who can ever be sure what is behind a mask?")
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To: SmithL

I think it’s a good time for those who voted for the ban against gay marriage to sit and reflect on their great shame and their shame in their grandchildren’s eyes if they continue that support. We’ve got to have equal rights for everyone...riiiight/sc


39 posted on 02/23/2009 10:26:06 AM PST by JSDude1 (R(epublicans) In Name Only SUCK; D(emocrats) In Name Only are worth their weight..)
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To: Borges

A list of what?


40 posted on 02/23/2009 10:26:08 AM PST by ontap (Just another backstabbing conservative)
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To: PurpleMan

YUP


41 posted on 02/23/2009 10:28:16 AM PST by JSDude1 (R(epublicans) In Name Only SUCK; D(emocrats) In Name Only are worth their weight..)
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To: Professor_Leonide

It wasn’t named after Fidel. Although I’m sure the left is loving it.


42 posted on 02/23/2009 10:31:45 AM PST by ontap (Just another backstabbing conservative)
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To: ontap

I’m very pleased to hear that... Why not add the honoree’s first name so there will be no confusion?


43 posted on 02/23/2009 10:32:34 AM PST by Professor_Leonide (I said to the young man who showed me a photo, "Who can ever be sure what is behind a mask?")
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To: JSDude1

Pity


44 posted on 02/23/2009 10:34:41 AM PST by PurpleMan
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To: Professor_Leonide

Landmark #100 in September 1976.[1] Located at 429 Castro Street,


45 posted on 02/23/2009 10:37:44 AM PST by ontap (Just another backstabbing conservative)
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To: ontap

It is interesting looking at the movies that win best picture, and even the ones nominated. Some years they are all pretty successful, and other years none of them are. Usually it takes a lot less for a movie that is competing for awards to make money. Also, they are usually only out or in more limited release before the Oscars.

This year was a real letdown. They had a chance to nominate both The Dark Knight and Wall-E which were huge critical and commercial successes, but they didn’t.

This year they did pass up the two films that made political statements in Milk and Frost/Nixon (I’m guessing anyway, haven’t seen either) to give Best Film to a love story with no stars in it.


46 posted on 02/23/2009 10:52:14 AM PST by Mr. Blonde (You ever thought about being weird for a living?)
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To: Arkansas Toothpick
"It’s funny how revisionism has changed the story to suit the needs of those pressing their agenda."

If the TRUE story of the crimes in those San Francisco political times were to be made into a movie it would be infinitely more compelling than "Milk".
47 posted on 02/23/2009 11:05:38 AM PST by cartoonistx
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To: SmithL

Did anybody notice while they showed the pictures of people that had passed on that the silence was deafening when Charlton Heston’s picture went up ?


48 posted on 02/23/2009 11:14:45 AM PST by wordsofearnest (Job 19:25 As for me, I know my Redeemer lives.)
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To: ontap

A list of BP winners.


49 posted on 02/23/2009 11:21:53 AM PST by Borges
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To: Borges
Well Hollywood just got Hollywierd relatively lately. The stars of the WW2 era were very patriotic even volunteering to serve in combat roles. Now they are communist apologists hell bent on turning us into the Soviet Union.
50 posted on 02/23/2009 12:03:45 PM PST by ontap (Just another backstabbing conservative)
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