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Mel Gibson's wife files for divorce in LA
Yahoo! News ^ | 4/13/2009 | n/a

Posted on 04/13/2009 10:13:29 AM PDT by Pyro7480

LOS ANGELES – Court records show Mel Gibson's wife has filed for divorce after 28 years of marriage.

Robyn Gibson filed the petition in Los Angeles, citing irreconcilable differences.

The petition doesn't give any details about the split. Robyn Gibson is seeking jewelry and some other property, and has suggested joint custody for their 9-year-old son.

The records show the couple were married in June 1980.

They issued a joint statement Monday, saying they have "always strived to maintain the privacy and integrity of our family and will continue to do so."

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TOPICS: Music/Entertainment; TV/Movies
KEYWORDS: divorce; hollywood; melgibson
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That's terrible...
1 posted on 04/13/2009 10:13:29 AM PDT by Pyro7480
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To: Pyro7480

No kidding they will have to split approx. 600 million dollars


2 posted on 04/13/2009 10:15:27 AM PDT by al baby (Hi Mom)
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To: al baby

Well, it says in the report that all she’s seeking is jewelry and some property.


3 posted on 04/13/2009 10:17:25 AM PDT by Pyro7480 ("If you know how not to pray, take Joseph as your master, and you will not go astray." - St. Teresa)
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To: Pyro7480
Leave this couple alone!!!

Divorce is painful enough for all concerned and need not become grist for the chattering class (especially those in Hollywierd who love to hate Gibson.)

4 posted on 04/13/2009 10:20:14 AM PDT by zerosix (native sunflower)
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To: al baby
No kidding they will have to split approx. 600 million dollars

Oh NO!!!! This has got to be one of the biggest oversights of the Obama administration to date. I can't believe they don't have a "Divorce Tax" in place yet.

5 posted on 04/13/2009 10:20:47 AM PDT by Retired COB (Still mad about Campaign Finance Reform)
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To: Pyro7480

Yeah sure California is a 50 50 state


6 posted on 04/13/2009 10:23:21 AM PDT by al baby (Hi Mom)
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To: Pyro7480

I blame the JOOS!


7 posted on 04/13/2009 10:24:36 AM PDT by evets (beer)
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To: evets

Too funny!


8 posted on 04/13/2009 10:55:41 AM PDT by gattaca (Great things can be accomplished if you don't care who gets the credit. Ronald Reagan)
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To: Pyro7480

I wonder if recent events have made him more reactionary and she wasn’t on board with it. Its hard to tell since his community is so secretive and extremely exclusive, but I think it would be obvious to state that this would be Earth shattering for his community, if not even undermining his authority and standing.


9 posted on 04/13/2009 11:33:36 AM PDT by neb52
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To: evets

It would be funny if Mel's wife hires a Jewish defense attorney and even better yet if the judge that hears the divorce case in also Jewish.

Just to remind people what Mel said during his DUI arrest:

"F*****g Jews... The Jews are responsible for all the wars in the world.

10 posted on 04/13/2009 11:48:15 AM PDT by trumandogz (The Democrats are driving us to Socialism at I00 MPH -The GOP is driving us to Socialism at 97.5 MPH)
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To: trumandogz

I know!! At lease he didn’t call them “F***KING JEW BASTARDS”, and “All YOU PEOPLE THINK ABOUT IS MONEY” like Hillary did!!


11 posted on 04/13/2009 11:55:32 AM PDT by Ann Archy (Abortion....the Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: Ann Archy
I know!! At lease he didn’t call them “F***KING JEW BASTARDS”, and “All YOU PEOPLE THINK ABOUT IS MONEY” like Hillary did!

As far as I know, those exact words were not spoken by Gibson.

However, both their statements have proven that both Clinton and Gibson are both anti-Semitic scum.

12 posted on 04/13/2009 12:01:58 PM PDT by trumandogz (The Democrats are driving us to Socialism at I00 MPH -The GOP is driving us to Socialism at 97.5 MPH)
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To: Pyro7480

Too bad for all involved. Divide the money/property by two, shake hands and walk away. Shouldn’t take more than a day. Why people with more money than most countries fight to hold on to *all* of it is totally beyond me.


13 posted on 04/13/2009 3:09:01 PM PDT by Tax-chick ("Never offend people with style when you can offend them with substance." ~Sam Brown)
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To: Pyro7480; Salvation; narses; SMEDLEYBUTLER; redhead; Notwithstanding; nickcarraway; Romulus; ...
This is indeed tragic on many levels, especially for their children.

Gibson did such an outstanding job with Passion of the Christ, that many wrote to him asking him to produce films about other religious figures like St. Francis of Assisi. There is a great hunger in this nation for a return to morality in the cinema and Gibson must have recognized this in the accolades he received from the various christian denominations.

14 posted on 04/13/2009 4:39:21 PM PDT by NYer ("Run from places of sin as from a plague." - St. John Climacus)
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To: NYer

sadly, the Passion of Christ was just a money maker for him......it sure didn’t convert him.


15 posted on 04/13/2009 4:43:23 PM PDT by tioga
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To: NYer; kstewskis

Prayers for their family.


16 posted on 04/13/2009 4:45:47 PM PDT by Northern Yankee (Freedom Needs A Soldier)
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To: neb52

I think it’s his boozing that’s the problem.


17 posted on 04/13/2009 4:48:03 PM PDT by utahagen
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To: tioga

Cheap shot. How the hell do you anything about what were his motivations in making that movie.


18 posted on 04/13/2009 4:57:28 PM PDT by mick (Central Banker Capitalism is NOT Free Enterprise)
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To: mick
I know it didn't change his life......ie drunk driving, his drunken rant and adultery......sorry, it's the truth.He may be a great director, but his personal life is pretty sad. I note he was fooling around with this bimbo while with his sons and still married to their mother. Pathetic.
19 posted on 04/13/2009 5:01:21 PM PDT by tioga
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To: tioga

He who is without sin


20 posted on 04/13/2009 5:05:57 PM PDT by philetus (Keep doing what you always do and you'll keep getting what you always get.)
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To: philetus

oh, please......the man is not living a Christian life...not when he is fooling around with a young thing....while married. sad, but true.


21 posted on 04/13/2009 5:09:17 PM PDT by tioga
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To: philetus
He who is without sin

Well, everyone knows born-agains are without sin. It's the rest of us who need to be straightened out.

Cast away, there.

22 posted on 04/13/2009 5:12:38 PM PDT by the invisib1e hand
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To: philetus
He who is without sin

Well, everyone knows born-agains are without sin. It's the rest of us who need to be straightened out.

Cast away, there.

23 posted on 04/13/2009 5:12:42 PM PDT by the invisib1e hand
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To: tioga
"I know it didn't change his life......ie drunk driving, his drunken rant and adultery......sorry, it's the truth."

How can you make statements like this? Do you know the man? Do you know his wife? Unless you do, you have no business in making statements like this and then labeling them "TRUTH"

Label it for what it is "Your Opinion"....Nothing more!

Look, FRiend, I don't mean to jump on you but the speed in which people are jumping on this guy just enrages me because it is IGNORANT!

24 posted on 04/13/2009 5:22:45 PM PDT by mick (Central Banker Capitalism is NOT Free Enterprise)
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To: mick

For the record, I do know how a Christian man should behave......I am saying behavior like that does not indicate the man has become a Christian.....just because he made an excellent movie, it did not change his life. Argue all you want, but it is what it is. And I do know people who had life changing religious experiences.....they do not commit adultery. If you want to berate me for my observations and comments flame away.


25 posted on 04/13/2009 5:28:08 PM PDT by tioga
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To: tioga
First of all you do not know his behavior. If we here at FR have learned anything over the yrs it is that the MSM will lie. And lie especially about the behavior of a person they do not like. And they do not like Mel Gibson.

Second, a man can be a Christian and still sin. Sin is what makes us human. Redemption is what makes us Christians.

It may make you feel superior to condemn a fallen man, but it reflects very poorly on you Christian duty to love your neighbor as yourself.

26 posted on 04/13/2009 5:46:12 PM PDT by mick (Central Banker Capitalism is NOT Free Enterprise)
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To: mick
well, well.......aren't you judgmental? Jesus will judge him, I am commenting on his behavior...you know...like in the ten commandments, like when Jesus spoke to the woman at the well.....adultery is a behavior that is not in line with Christianity. Does it happen, sure. We are all fallen.....I commented that the movie didn't change his life...he still behaves like a Hollywood movie star, not a Christian. As for praying for others? Boy, from that comment you have decided I do not pray for others? or I do not love my fellow man? LOL you are taking a thread on adultery and divorce and my comments way too seriously. keep it up...flame away...now are you the kettle or the pot?
27 posted on 04/13/2009 5:55:53 PM PDT by tioga
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To: tioga
Well, everyone can think what they wish. The private agonies of a failing marriage are not something I care to comment on.

This is painful for all in that family. I am not a perfect person, Lord knows. I will refrain from comment, but put them all in my prayers.

28 posted on 04/13/2009 6:15:52 PM PDT by Miss Marple
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To: tioga
LOL you are taking a thread on adultery and divorce and my comments way too seriously

Guilty as charged. I assumed you were serious because you were making serious assumptions about Mel Gibson's behavior and his Witness as a Christian. And you based your condemnation of the man on these assumptions. However, if you were not really serious than I apologize for not seeing the un-seriousness in your comments.

Next time you want to throw condemnations at a man you only know through the filter of the lying media remember this thread. As much as you may wish it to be otherwise, life is a complicated, messy affair. And we all face are own demons. And I suspect that Mr. Gibson is facing his as best he can. It's why we needed the Savior in the first place. Is it not?

29 posted on 04/13/2009 6:23:08 PM PDT by mick (Central Banker Capitalism is NOT Free Enterprise)
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To: mick

having a serious, or otherwise, discussion on adultery and a true conversion? these are the things of life....while Mel made an awesome movie on the life of Jesus Christ, he failed to change his behavior (yes, this is assuming the allegations to be true).....yet I never condemned him to hell, that is the perogative of Jesus Himself......I can merely observe the behaviors that are contrary to eternal life....we can all learn or not from them....forgiveness is expected of Christians as well...so lets all forgive and forget.

and if we waited for the “truth” to magically appear on an FR thread we might wait a long time......we can only comment on the news as it is presented to be.

as any good Christian, and FReeper, I wish Mel finds his Savior and earns eternal life.....as I do all of mankind.

;^)


30 posted on 04/13/2009 6:30:52 PM PDT by tioga
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To: Miss Marple

ah, you are a wise woman! pray for me as well will you?


31 posted on 04/13/2009 6:32:40 PM PDT by tioga
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To: tioga
Well said. I believe you are sincere. We are much more in agreement than not.

Let us then end this discussion on that positive note...may he find his way back to the Truth and Light. And prayers for his wife as well.

32 posted on 04/13/2009 6:40:41 PM PDT by mick (Central Banker Capitalism is NOT Free Enterprise)
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To: Miss Marple

While I pray for them, for the healing power of Christ in their lives, I cannot help feeling a tiny little sinful quirk that says, “MEL IS SINGLE AGAIN!!!!!”

Sorry. (blush)


33 posted on 04/13/2009 6:51:09 PM PDT by Judith Anne
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To: trumandogz

Mel Gibson was hounded and hated by the Holywood Establishment because of “The Passion of the Christ.” Apparently, you approve.


34 posted on 04/13/2009 6:55:06 PM PDT by Thorin ("I won't be reconstructed, and I do not give a damn.")
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To: Thorin
I have no problem with “The Passion of the Christ.”

However, I do have a problem with people who drive drunk and who say "F*****g Jews... The Jews are responsible for all the wars in the world.

And apparently you approve of both actions.

35 posted on 04/13/2009 7:05:15 PM PDT by trumandogz (The Democrats are driving us to Socialism at I00 MPH -The GOP is driving us to Socialism at 97.5 MPH)
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To: trumandogz

“And apparently you approve of both actions.”

So, although he was very drunk, and his judgment was so impaired by the drink that he was doing something so foolish as driving drunk, you insist that these remarks must indicate his true feelings with accuracy?

Is that fair? Couldn’t it be at least possible that when sober he was ashamed of what he had said, and that upon sober reflection he doesn’t believe it at all?


36 posted on 04/13/2009 7:26:07 PM PDT by dsc (A man with an experience is never at the mercy of a man with an argument.)
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To: tioga; mick
well, well.......aren't you judgmental? Jesus will judge him, I am commenting on his behavior...you know...like in the ten commandments, like when Jesus spoke to the woman at the well.....adultery is a behavior that is not in line with Christianity. Does it happen, sure. We are all fallen.....I commented that the movie didn't change his life...he still behaves like a Hollywood movie star, not a Christian. As for praying for others? Boy, from that comment you have decided I do not pray for others? or I do not love my fellow man? LOL you are taking a thread on adultery and divorce and my comments way too seriously. keep it up...flame away...now are you the kettle or the pot?

You are funny tioga, you judge Mel Gibson and then accuse mick of being judgemental because he calls you on it. This is the very tactic that liberals use to try to win arguments, accuse the other person of what they are doing. Mick merely pointed out that to smear Gibson when you in fact have no personal knowledge of what he does is wrong, and it is. It certainly isn't Christian, not according to Christs teachings at any rate. Have a nice day.

37 posted on 04/13/2009 7:31:56 PM PDT by calex59
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To: dsc
So, although he was very drunk, and his judgment was so impaired by the drink that he was doing something so foolish as driving drunk, you insist that these remarks must indicate his true feelings with accuracy?

Um, he blew a .12 BAC. 

.12 is drunk, but its "You know Bob, I always thought your wife was hot." drunk, not foaming at the mouth bat&$%* crazy ranting drunk.  Not even close. I like Mel and really think that this was a very regretable incident that I'm sure he sincerely regrets.  Assume an undiagnosed psychotic disorder if you need an excuse, but lets not pretend that he was more drunk than he was. 

38 posted on 04/13/2009 7:47:18 PM PDT by MichiganMan (Look I know you need that big vehicle to...compensate. But dont then whine about the cost to fill it)
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To: Pyro7480

I feel very sorry for them and their family but I’m especially sorry for the wife. She’s been through a lot during their years together, his drinking was a problem before that he was open about. They seemed to be rock strong in their marriage and working things out together but sometimes you can only take so much and she must have just reached the end of her rope. I wonder if the recent pics were the last straw for her.


39 posted on 04/13/2009 7:51:41 PM PDT by ktscarlett66 (Face it girls....I'm older and I have more insurance....)
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To: dsc

Yes, Mel was very drunk and he drove.

That action on his part was illegal and put innocent people’s lives at risk.

That action, makes Mel a criminal.

And when Mel was drunk, he said that all the wars in the world are the fault of the Jewish People.

Now, while I cannot crawl into Mel’s head, I do know that alcohol does not make one become a person with different world views. Rather, alcohol simply helps people lose their inhibitions.

Thus, simply because Sober Mel does not publicly say that the Jews cause all the wars, does not mean that he does not think that. Instead, when he gets a few drinks in him, he spouts his anti-Semitic Vile.

And those together make Mel a Criminal and an anti-Semitic pig.


40 posted on 04/13/2009 8:02:41 PM PDT by trumandogz (The Democrats are driving us to Socialism at I00 MPH -The GOP is driving us to Socialism at 97.5 MPH)
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To: calex59

and here you are judging me.....about judging the behavior of adultery......yikes! pot meet kettle....all the self-rightiousness involved here...indeed, FR is an education in life.

quit taking yourself so seriously, I don’t.


41 posted on 04/14/2009 4:58:44 AM PDT by tioga
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To: calex59; tioga
tioga said: quit taking yourself so seriously, I don’t.

I'm really sorry I got into this with tioga. She makes her dogmatic statements to impugn another human being without any real knowledge of the situation and when she is called on it she hurls insults like a school girl. To the effect that you are silly to engage in a logical argument. What kind of a retort is " quit taking yourself so seriously"??

However, I blame myself. Some people here are only here to bait and switch. Shoulda known better the minute I read her first post. Memo to self; best to ignore her.

Later, calex59

42 posted on 04/14/2009 5:50:19 AM PDT by mick (Central Banker Capitalism is NOT Free Enterprise)
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To: mick
bait and switch? look, his “reported” behavior is not Christian-like, yet he has made one of the greatest movies about Christ.......it is ironic that his personal life is in the toilet......and I am referring to the alleged behavior with a young bimbo...if we cannot have a rational discussion why are you posting on FR at all? It is all reported news. it is a fair assessment of the man given the news reports.

YOU keep posting to me, perhaps the news displeases you and you wish to blame me? I have no idea, but dang, you keep posting to me so I keep responding.

NOTE to YOU, please, do ignore me.

43 posted on 04/14/2009 5:57:59 AM PDT by tioga
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To: trumandogz

“Now, while I cannot crawl into Mel’s head, I do know that alcohol does not make one become a person with different world views. Rather, alcohol simply helps people lose their inhibitions.”

I suspect that you have no history of prolonged, heavy alcohol use. Alcohol use very well can make a person malicious in a way that is not natural to him.

“Thus, simply because Sober Mel does not publicly say that the Jews cause all the wars, does not mean that he does not think that. Instead, when he gets a few drinks in him, he spouts his anti-Semitic Vile.”

Sorry, but the evidence doesn’t prove your point. You could be right, but then again, you could be wrong.


44 posted on 04/14/2009 5:58:31 AM PDT by dsc (A man with an experience is never at the mercy of a man with an argument.)
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To: MichiganMan

“.12 is drunk, but its “You know Bob, I always thought your wife was hot.” drunk, not foaming at the mouth bat&$%* crazy ranting drunk.”

You can’t always tell. If my wife had .12, she’d be unconscious. OTOH, I was in on an early study of drinking and driving back in the early 70s, and all the young men actually drove better at .10.

There’s simply no way to tell how impaired he was at the time, even without considering inaccuracies in measurement or asking how many days he had been drunk.


45 posted on 04/14/2009 6:03:12 AM PDT by dsc (A man with an experience is never at the mercy of a man with an argument.)
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To: tioga
For the record, I do know how a Christian man should behave......

I think most of us have a pretty good idea of the ideal. And if we're honest, I think we'd all say we fall short of that ideal. Daily. Maybe even hourly.

I am saying behavior like that does not indicate the man has become a Christian.....just because he made an excellent movie, it did not change his life.

No, I think you mean that he's not yet become a saint. IOW, his virtue is not yet heroic. "Christians" come in all shapes and flavors but all are a work in progress. All who strive to follow Christ can be called "Christian" even when they fall into sin, however seriously.

Remember the pain of St. Paul when he laments that he does "not the good which I intend but the evil which I do not intend" and he then goes on to make his famous statement; "the spirit is willing but the flesh is weak". This applies to all of us. Some people most certainly do have life changing experiences and through the grace of God are able to leave behind their demons. Others struggle for years and repeatedly fall only to rise and struggle again. Everyone is different.

Who knows where Mel is on his journey? He may well have committed adultery, just as Mary Magdalen did. The real test of whether he is Christian is not the fall but the response to it. Is he truly remorseful for whatever sin he has committed and does he truly want to "go and sin no more" in the words of Jesus. These are things to which we are not privy.

I agree that giving scandal does serious damage to the Christian mission. Those who profess to follow Christ ought to live so as to be beyond the reproach of unbelievers and not cause them to turn away from the Gospel message, so in that respect I agree with you. However, as long as we draw breath, the struggle against sin will go on.

46 posted on 04/14/2009 7:56:03 AM PDT by marshmallow ("A country which kills its own children has no future" -Mother Teresa of Calcutta)
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To: marshmallow

Amen to that. On my way to mass now, I will remember to pray for fallen Christians, including myself.


47 posted on 04/14/2009 8:43:03 AM PDT by tioga
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To: dsc
I suspect that you have no history of prolonged, heavy alcohol use. Alcohol use very well can make a person malicious in a way that is not natural to him.

I drank copious amounts of alcohol in my day and may have done and said some stupid things. However, under no circumstances under the influence of alcohol would I say that the "The Jews are responsible for all the world's wars."

So, I stand by the fact that Mel is a criminal and by the evidence of Mel's public statement that indicate that he is in fact an anti-Semite.

48 posted on 04/14/2009 12:54:12 PM PDT by trumandogz (The Democrats are driving us to Socialism at I00 MPH -The GOP is driving us to Socialism at 97.5 MPH)
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To: trumandogz

“And those together make Mel a Criminal and an anti-Semitic pig.”

Well, I guess I can’t persuade you to consider any alternative to that hard-line position.


49 posted on 04/14/2009 7:24:49 PM PDT by dsc (A man with an experience is never at the mercy of a man with an argument.)
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To: dsc

Actually, it was Gibson who took a hard-line position when he publicly stated that the Jews cause all the wars.


50 posted on 04/14/2009 8:32:44 PM PDT by trumandogz (The Democrats are driving us to Socialism at I00 MPH -The GOP is driving us to Socialism at 97.5 MPH)
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