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Sean Penn's rescue bid sinks
Herald Sun (AU) ^ | 05sep05

Posted on 09/04/2005 3:34:56 PM PDT by veronica

EFFORTS by Hollywood actor Sean Penn to aid New Orleans victims stranded by Hurricane Katrina foundered badly overnight, when the boat he was piloting to launch a rescue attempt sprang a leak.

Penn had planned to rescue children waylaid by Katrina's flood waters, but apparently forgot to plug a hole in the bottom of the vessel, which began taking water within seconds of its launch.

The actor, known for his political activism, was seen wearing what appeared to be a white flak jacket and frantically bailing water out of the sinking vessel with a red plastic cup.

When the boat's motor failed to start, those aboard were forced to use paddles to propel themselves down the flooded New Orleans street.

Asked what he had hoped to achieve in the waterlogged city, the actor replied: "Whatever I can do to help."

With the boat loaded with members of Penn's entourage, including a personal photographer, one bystander taunted the actor: "How are you going to get any people in that thing?"


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Finally, some comic relief...
1 posted on 09/04/2005 3:34:56 PM PDT by veronica
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To: veronica

ROTFLMAO.....can't help but laugh


2 posted on 09/04/2005 3:37:00 PM PDT by mystery-ak (Home of the free, because of the Brave.....do you understand that Cindy?)
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To: veronica

Please tell me there is a video...


3 posted on 09/04/2005 3:37:00 PM PDT by Dog
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To: veronica

Imagine that, Spicoli doing something stupid.


4 posted on 09/04/2005 3:37:07 PM PDT by JRios1968 (We're no longer the "Knights Who Say Ni")
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To: veronica


Spicoli strikes again !
5 posted on 09/04/2005 3:37:08 PM PDT by John Lenin (Liberalism: Where shame is a virtue)
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To: veronica
"The actor, known for his political activism, was seen wearing what appeared to be a white flak jacket and frantically bailing water out of the sinking vessel with a red plastic cup. "
6 posted on 09/04/2005 3:37:23 PM PDT by BenLurkin (O beautiful for patriot dream - that sees beyond the years)
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To: veronica

Bailing with a red plastic cup--- LOL!!!


7 posted on 09/04/2005 3:37:23 PM PDT by Clara Lou (W00t! IBTZ ! FP! w00t!)
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To: veronica
BWAHAHAHAHAHHAHHAHAHAHA
8 posted on 09/04/2005 3:37:35 PM PDT by manwiththehands
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To: JRios1968
With the boat loaded with members of Penn's entourage, including a personal photographer, one bystander taunted the actor: "How are you going to get any people in that thing?"

ROFL!

9 posted on 09/04/2005 3:37:59 PM PDT by Dog
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To: veronica

I would credit him for at least trying, but the bastard brings his own camera people?

Means it was to make politics or to help his own career instead of being about any rescuing IMO.


10 posted on 09/04/2005 3:38:05 PM PDT by A CA Guy (God Bless America, God bless and keep safe our fighting men and women.)
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To: veronica

Please, please, please, let this not be a gag ~ LMAO


11 posted on 09/04/2005 3:38:17 PM PDT by 68 grunt (3/1 India, 3rd, 68-69, 0311)
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To: veronica

He should have been able to fix that. His father is a TV repairman and has a bitchin set of tools.


12 posted on 09/04/2005 3:38:29 PM PDT by TheRedSoxWinThePennant
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To: veronica
The actor, known for his political activism, was seen wearing what appeared to be a white flak jacket and frantically bailing water out of the sinking vessel with a red plastic cup.

is this really? its not just a scrappleface story in diguise?

13 posted on 09/04/2005 3:38:36 PM PDT by curtisgardner
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To: tubebender; Pete-R-Bilt; B4Ranch; NormsRevenge; Brad's Gramma; steveegg

bonk.


14 posted on 09/04/2005 3:38:45 PM PDT by glock rocks ("We will deal with looters ruthlessly." - Haley Barbour)
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To: prairiebreeze; Mo1

Is this for real? It sounds like he had so many people in the boat there wasn't room to pick up anyone! Gotta have room for that personal photographer, you know. Priorities.


16 posted on 09/04/2005 3:39:14 PM PDT by Peach (South Carolina is praying for our Gulf coast citizens.)
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To: veronica

BTTT!


17 posted on 09/04/2005 3:39:43 PM PDT by aculeus (Ceci n'est pas une tag line.)
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To: veronica

Oh my Lord - please tell me this is a joke...What a maroon...


18 posted on 09/04/2005 3:39:44 PM PDT by Republican Nurse (God Bless our soldiers, our President and our Country!)
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To: veronica
Sounds like there will soon be a need for a rescue team to rescue the "rescuers".

Any volunteers...???

19 posted on 09/04/2005 3:40:06 PM PDT by okie01 (The Mainstream Media: IGNORANCE ON PARADE)
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To: Dog

Hollywood lib who likes to tell the world how to live gets in a leaky boat, with an entourage, and only a red plastic cup as a safety device. Priceless!


20 posted on 09/04/2005 3:41:20 PM PDT by veronica ("America has been killing people on this continent since it was started." - Mother Sheehan)
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To: veronica

And how about this observation>>>With the boat loaded with members of Penn's entourage, including a personal photographer, one bystander taunted the actor: "How are you going to get any people in that thing?"

Guess this clown was well-intentioned, but he'd best remember to secure his bilge plug next time.


21 posted on 09/04/2005 3:41:23 PM PDT by doctorhugo ((Concerned Citizen and Proud Navy Vet))
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To: John Lenin
“Duuuude!!”
22 posted on 09/04/2005 3:41:25 PM PDT by johnny7 (“And now, little man, I give the watch to you.”)
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To: veronica

I'm still laughing about this. I'm just interested: Was he going to rescue kids and bypass the adults? Red Diaper Baby/former Mr. Madonna to the rescue!


23 posted on 09/04/2005 3:41:44 PM PDT by Clara Lou (W00t! IBTZ ! FP! w00t!)
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To: John Lenin

OOOOOOOOHHHHHHHHHH that's so BOGUS!

24 posted on 09/04/2005 3:42:24 PM PDT by ZOOKER ( <== I'm with Stupid...)
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To: veronica

A picture would be so sweet


25 posted on 09/04/2005 3:42:59 PM PDT by FarmerW
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To: veronica

In the meantime Geraldo actually went on a rescue today.


26 posted on 09/04/2005 3:45:03 PM PDT by Rebelbase ("Run Hillary Run" bumper stickers. Liberals place on rear bumper, conservatives put on front bumper)
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To: veronica

let me guess: Nagin was his first mate?


27 posted on 09/04/2005 3:45:14 PM PDT by Cougar66 (The only liberal movement is what's in their diapers. .)
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To: veronica
Finally, some comic relief...

;^D

28 posted on 09/04/2005 3:45:19 PM PDT by Right_in_Virginia
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To: veronica

this is great


29 posted on 09/04/2005 3:45:21 PM PDT by chrispycsuf (our troops need our support now more than ever)
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To: veronica

That's OK Sean, Geraldo's doing enough "rescuing" for both of you...

Did anyone just see that footage on FNC of Geraldo "rescuing" the old lady and her dog live on camera? I think I'm going to be physically ill...


30 posted on 09/04/2005 3:45:27 PM PDT by FinallyBackInNH
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To: veronica
Penn had planned to rescue children waylaid by Katrina's flood waters, but apparently forgot to plug a hole in the bottom of the vessel, which began taking water within seconds of its launch.

Whhhooooaa! Thats must have been some good dope Spicoli!

31 posted on 09/04/2005 3:46:07 PM PDT by Bommer
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To: veronica; Prime Choice

You got to love this!!!


32 posted on 09/04/2005 3:46:28 PM PDT by Boazo (From the mind of BOAZO)
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To: veronica

"...but apparently forgot to plug a hole in the bottom of the vessel" - what a classic stoner maneuver!


33 posted on 09/04/2005 3:46:43 PM PDT by karlito
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To: veronica

Ther's a drain plug in the bottom of most power boats, right at the stern and directly underneath the outdrive or the outboard, as the case may be. It's taken out to drain the boat when the boat's on its trailer. A SMART BOATER WHO DOESN'T WANT TO SINK ALWAYS CHECKS IT BEFORE LAUNCHING HIS BOAT. Looks like Mr. Penn didn't know zip about boating, but he expects us to take his advice about national security.


34 posted on 09/04/2005 3:46:50 PM PDT by libstripper
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To: veronica

Shame on you!
You be bad......


Loved it.

Semper Fi


35 posted on 09/04/2005 3:47:22 PM PDT by river rat (You may turn the other cheek, but I prefer to look into my enemy's vacant dead eyes.)
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To: veronica
Asked what he had hoped to achieve in the waterlogged city, the actor replied: "Whatever I can do to help."

How 'bout a human shield?

36 posted on 09/04/2005 3:47:22 PM PDT by texianyankee
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To: FinallyBackInNH

37 posted on 09/04/2005 3:47:37 PM PDT by Boazo (From the mind of BOAZO)
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To: TheRedSoxWinThePennant
You've got to be kidding me!

"All I need are some tasty waves, a cool buzz, and I'm fine...People on 'ludes should not get in a leaky boat..."

38 posted on 09/04/2005 3:47:40 PM PDT by SamAdams76 (Mid-life crisis in progress...)
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To: veronica
Did he drown as a result of his heroic efforts?

Was he wearing his Madonna, er, I mean Mae West?

39 posted on 09/04/2005 3:47:47 PM PDT by ElCapusto (For ENGLISH, press one.)
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To: FarmerW
More I think about this the less funny it is. How did he get there and who the hell let him? Who would let in a man with no experience in such setting into a mandatory evac city with a boat? Who would be so vain as to think they would be better at rescues then the coastguard and national guard? Who...who..nevermind..
40 posted on 09/04/2005 3:48:05 PM PDT by FarmerW
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To: Republican Nurse
"Oh my Lord - please tell me this is a joke...What a maroon..."

What an ultra-maroon, what an "embessle" ... what a gull-a-bull!
41 posted on 09/04/2005 3:48:15 PM PDT by manwiththehands
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To: libstripper

Dubya musta taken the plug.


42 posted on 09/04/2005 3:48:28 PM PDT by texianyankee
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To: veronica

Thank you SO much for the first true belly laugh I've had since Katrina hit. Hillarious images flood my mind. Sure hope this was caught on tape.

pattyjo


43 posted on 09/04/2005 3:48:40 PM PDT by pj_627
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To: veronica

LOL! I hope the photographer got a shot of that -- before Penn threw him over the side to lighten the load.


44 posted on 09/04/2005 3:49:11 PM PDT by KittyKares
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To: FinallyBackInNH

I saw that footage. We mightta known Jerry would get his face in there. Ack.


45 posted on 09/04/2005 3:50:55 PM PDT by Clara Lou (W00t! IBTZ ! FP! w00t!)
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To: veronica

That Sean Penn,He's a manly man hero! WOW


46 posted on 09/04/2005 3:51:41 PM PDT by Boazo (From the mind of BOAZO)
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To: John Lenin

Great minds think alike!


47 posted on 09/04/2005 3:51:48 PM PDT by JRios1968 (We're no longer the "Knights Who Say Ni")
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To: veronica
+ = LOL!
48 posted on 09/04/2005 3:51:49 PM PDT by quantim (Victory is not relative, it is absolute.)
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To: veronica

Snort!


49 posted on 09/04/2005 3:51:59 PM PDT by mylife (The roar of the masses could be farts)
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To: veronica

50 posted on 09/04/2005 3:52:33 PM PDT by tiredoflaundry (In Tampa Bay praying for all In Katrina's path.)
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