Skip to comments.New Mexico v. Val Kilmer: Payback Time
Posted on 06/21/2010 3:24:50 PM PDT by I still care
Bygones are not always bygone amid the limestone cliffs and piñon groves of northern New Mexico.
When actor Val Kilmer recently applied for permits to turn his 6,000-acre ranch outside Santa Fe into an upscale bed-and-breakfast, several of his neighbors protested.
Alleged trash talk is holding up a permit Val Kilmer wants for his ranch.
They weren't worried about traffic or noise or the prospect of intruding tourists. They were incensed about comments attributed to Mr. Kilmer in magazine articles dating to 2003 and 2005. And they didn't want him to get his way on the ranch unless he apologized.
"That's all he has to do, come and apologize," said Jose Garcia, who runs horses on a 50-acre ranch next to Mr. Kilmer's. "We're not intimidated by him."
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“An apology isn’t good enough. He’s insulted and hurt too many people,” said Abran Tapia, a veteran and local resident. “People here want him out of New Mexico.”
There’s probably half a million or so non english speaking folks I’d like to see out of new mexico and into old mexico.
Interesting how quiet all the parties involved are suddenly quiet after the ACLU entered into the discussion...
And I'm fat.
Have you seen recent pictures of him? He’s a real porker now.
I’ll have to find out where his ranch is, and take a few pictures, preferably with Val in them, just to aggravate him. It is good to know he takes responsibility for himself by carrying a gun. Maybe he should move to Obamao’s Chicago where it is peaceful.
I read this earlier and the thing that really stuck out for me was that he said that he knew more about the Vietnam War than the soldiers did since they could not get into college and were losers. Made me want to smack him.
Predictable that he'd irritate people there.
He is kind of a jerk and doper but I do not think he is a bad guy. He was fairly talented but he appears to have screwed up his career. The one person there in NM seems to be very “intolerant” in oh so tolerant Santa Fe.
First of all it was cheap, cheap, cheap. It looked like he filmed it on his own ranch and made the sets himself.
Second, it was liberal overkill. Also, it ripped off Billy Jack, which wasn't any good to begin with.
If Val had made a movie about Blackwater-type miltary contractors up to no good, or a movie about Minuteman-types turning on Latinos he just might have gotten away with it, for whatever the cheap and lousy movie was worth.
But making the Blackwater-type corporate paramilitaries into anti-Latino ethnic cleansers was going too far even for Hollywood. If there really are corporate conspirators out there, they wouldn't have any scruples about exploiting cheap labor and wouldn't be tied down by borders.
The irony is of course that Kilmer doesn't get along with the locals out there and gave them grief himself.
I retract my comments that he is not a bad guy. He is spewing propaganda to get his dirt cheap movie funded. Harrison Ford did one like not long ago about noble illegals and evil white males.
I think one of those Huckabee boys ate Chris Christie.
Stripes are not slimming.
It is a simple conception that a person's right to conduct business doesn't depend on how well some people like or how intensely others dislike him.
It sounds to me like some folks have decided a little butt-kissing is due to soothe their bruised egos. They should get over it. Van Kilmer is the one who has to live with himself, so let them take satisfaction in that.
Especially when it takes about 50 rows of them
to cross you horizontally.
That, and the fact that you need a dam ‘permit’ to run a business.
Chaz was awesome in all those Magnum PI episodes...remember....
I am slim and trim compared to him. I’m 6’3 250-sh and need to drop at least 20 more.