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DC CHAPTER - HUMAN SHIELDS FREEP OF TIM ROBBINS AT NATIONAL PRESS CLUB - 4/15/2003
DC Chapter of Free Republic ^ | April 15, 2003 | Angelwood

Posted on 04/15/2003 7:01:29 PM PDT by Angelwood

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To: ALOHA RONNIE
Thanks Aloha Ronnie for the ping to this thread and the links within (psst, FreeTheHostages - would you post that human shield pic from the other thread, so folks here can see it too? It's a hoot.)

Good job to all who out there who get in the FACES of these namby-pamby hollywood traitor types. I'm not physically there with you, but I sure am in spirit!

101 posted on 04/16/2003 5:39:32 PM PDT by JLO
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To: Angelwood
In Shawshank, Robbins read the following line in the warden's office: "How can you be so obtuse? Is it deliberate?" Looks like an apt text for a Freeper sign at Mr. Sarandon's next public appearance
102 posted on 04/16/2003 5:48:08 PM PDT by Mobties
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To: JLO
Oops, almost forgot, wanted to post this recent news today - from http://www.aim.org/publications/aim_report/2003/8.html - that says in part, "While much of the national media failed even to cover the patriotic protests, conservative talk-radio
helped turn people out for the pro-America events. National radio host Glenn Beck helped organize
several of the rallies, while activists associated with The FreeRepublic.com Internet site were instrumental
in arranging others." Whoo hoo!
103 posted on 04/16/2003 5:52:36 PM PDT by JLO
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To: Angelwood
You DC FReepers are the best!!
104 posted on 04/16/2003 6:03:49 PM PDT by Patriot1
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To: FreeTheHostages
Hey, FreeTheHostages - I must have misspelled your name and you didn't show up as a recipient in the post to Aloha Ronnie and you. Please see request for the photo you posted on another thread linked here above by you - it's a great one! Thanks.
105 posted on 04/16/2003 6:22:14 PM PDT by JLO
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To: JLO
As you requested.

106 posted on 04/16/2003 6:28:22 PM PDT by FreeTheHostages (I have no more interest in Tim Robbin's politics than I have in Pres. Bush's singing. Less actually.)
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To: JLO; Bob J
Thanks, JLO, good find. BobJ:
from http://www.aim.org/publications/aim_report/2003/8.html - that says in part, "While much of the national media failed even to cover the patriotic protests, conservative talk-radio helped turn people out for the pro-America events. National radio host Glenn Beck helped organize several of the rallies, while activists associated with The FreeRepublic.com Internet site were instrumental in arranging others."

107 posted on 04/16/2003 6:37:07 PM PDT by FreeTheHostages (I have no more interest in Tim Robbin's politics than I have in Pres. Bush's singing. Less actually.)
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To: JLO; All
Here's a treat for you and the peanut gallery, such as it is, still left in this thread. From CNSnews.com:

'Human Shields' Protect Reporters from Pacifist Actor
By Jeff Johnson
CNSNews.com Congressional Bureau Chief
April 16, 2003



Capitol Hill (CNSNews.com) - "We're here to protect you," members of the Washington, D.C. chapter of the Free Republic told reporters gathered to cover an anti-war speech by self-proclaimed pacifist and actor Tim Robbins.



"We're here to demonstrate against Tim Robbins and act as human shields for reporters in case they ask a question that Tim Robbins doesn't like and he threatens to harm them like he did Lloyd Grove of the Washington Post ," said Kristinn Taylor, co-leader of the group.



Grove wrote about Robbins' "life-partner," Susan Sarandon or, more accurately, about the fact that Sarandon's 79-year-old mother, Lenora Tomalin, is a die-hard conservative Republican who supports the war in Iraq and President Bush. During the interview, Tomalin volunteered that she believed Sarandon and Robbins had "politically brainwashed" their son, Jack Henry.



That did not sit well with Robbins.




"My 13-year-old boy, who has done nothing to anybody, has been embarrassed and humiliated by a sadistic creep who writes, or rather, scratches, his column with his fingers in the dirt," Robbins said Tuesday.

Grove reported on March 25 that he had a post-Tomalin encounter with Robbins, at a party following the Academy Awards.

"As for Robbins, we said hello to him in a crush of partygoers that included his life partner, Susan Sarandon," wrote Grove, who refers to himself in the plural in his column.

After a brief but apparently pleasant conversation, Robbins apparently recognized Grove as the author of the Tomalin report.

"You wanted to be divisive and you caused trouble in my family," Grove quoted Robbins as saying. "If you ever write about my family again, I will [expletive deleted] find you and [expletive deleted] hurt you."

Robbins did not deny the threat when asked about it Tuesday at the National Press Club.

"I'd rather not talk about the specifics of it," he said. "When someone introduces something nasty you try to just not talk about it anymore."

The actor-activist attempted to portray Grove's quoting of Sarandon's mother as an attack on his son.

"I personally think that we should lay off the children," he said. "It's not their choice that their parents are saying what they are saying. They shouldn't be vilified in the press. It's just nasty, it's not nice."

D.C. Free Republic's Taylor noted that the comment involved Sarandon's mother giving a negative assessment of the couple's parenting, not Grove "vilifying" Robbins' son.

Taylor told CNSNews.com that his group hoped their services as human shields for reporters would not be seriously needed. But they wanted to point out, "the hypocrisy of the Hollywood elite who are on the one hand demonstrating for peace yet they have a lot of violence in their hearts, as evidenced by Tim Robbins."

Robbins' complaints about an alleged backlash against those who opposed the war also seemed hypocritical to Taylor.

"People like Susan Sarandon were supporters of and participants in the 'Stop Dr. Laura' campaign to get Dr. Laura's [Schlessinger] TV show taken off the air when Paramount was syndicating it," Taylor said. "Fair play for all?"

Given the opportunity to deliver a message to Robbins, Taylor joked that he would say simply, "Please don't hit me."

Several questions were submitted by reporters to the host of the event, who read heavily edited versions of the questions to Robbins. The actor responded to each of the edited questions verbally, without any actual or threatened physical violence.


108 posted on 04/16/2003 6:39:59 PM PDT by FreeTheHostages (I have no more interest in Tim Robbin's politics than I have in Pres. Bush's singing. Less actually.)
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To: Angelwood
Thanks for the ping.
109 posted on 04/16/2003 7:00:01 PM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (Tired of anti-war protesters and rabid liberals? Try The Ladder...)
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To: FreeTheHostages
Aw, shucks from the peanut gallery, lol. Old tyme joke - peanut shuck, get it eh? HA!

Thanks for posting the pic FreeTheHostages! That was the one I meant, so thanks.
110 posted on 04/16/2003 7:08:22 PM PDT by JLO
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To: Angelwood
A guy on a bicycle rode past on the sidewalk and said something to the effect that we looked like "donkeys" (he didn't use that word)

I'm sure he meant that you looked like noble beasts of burden stubbornly defending freedom.
Of course being dumbed than a small pile of rocks what do I know.

You guys get to have all the fun.
I'm in full pout mode.
111 posted on 04/16/2003 9:06:02 PM PDT by Valin (Age and deceit beat youth and skill)
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To: COURAGE
I like the picture you sent. That's cute with the Marine
in the back ground! Thanks.

112 posted on 04/17/2003 1:12:21 AM PDT by Wake Up America
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To: Angelwood
Thank you ! Good job.
113 posted on 04/17/2003 5:56:03 AM PDT by kassie (God is merciful and hears our prayers.)
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To: Angelwood
God Bless You Angelwood! You DC Freepers are the BEST!

"IRAQ HAS BEEN LIBERATED - GET OVER IT ALREADY!"
Heard Ellis Hennigan on Fox yesterday. They asked him if Iraq has been liberated, and he said "NO" !!!! Sheesh!

"WINNERS NEVER APPEASE - APPEASERS NEVER WIN"
Clinton says we can't kill or arrest all of our enemies, we have to get along with them. duh.... That policy is what got us into 9/11. Bush is cleaning up the huge mess that Clinton SHOULD have taken care of, had he not been so busy with sluts, cigars, and kinky sex... (just like Uday Hussein)
114 posted on 04/17/2003 6:27:26 AM PDT by buffyt (Freedom is worth fighting for! America, Land of the Free! Home of the Brave!)
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To: buffyt
bttt
115 posted on 04/17/2003 6:28:18 AM PDT by bmwcyle (Semper Gumby - Always flexible)
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To: Angelwood; kristinn; All
BUMP!!

You made the Washington Times Kathy. I read the article in yesterday's paper - prominent mention of freerepublic.com. GREAT JOB!! It's a different article than the one posted here earlier from the web - got the paper out in my car and will type it in a later post. And I'm really enjoying hearing Rush playing Timmy's stupid and exagerated statements. I'm half tempted to burn my copy of Addison Road.

116 posted on 04/17/2003 7:36:30 AM PDT by Xthe17th (FREE THE STATES. Repudiate the 17th amendment!)
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To: Xthe17th; All
LOL, today's Washington Post, a little entry by Lloyd Grove in his Reliable Source column:

QUOTE

"A sadistic creep who writes -- or, rather, scratches -- his column with his fingernails in dirt."

-- Actor Tim Robbins apparently describing yours truly during his speech Tuesday at the National Press Club.
117 posted on 04/17/2003 9:54:16 AM PDT by FreeTheHostages (I have no more interest in Tim Robbin's politics than I have in Pres. Bush's singing. Less actually.)
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To: kristinn; Angelwood
You know, it's a real shame that Lloyd Grove is consigned to scratching his columns in the mud. If we gave him on of those nice Free Republic pens that Angelwood have, he could preserve his fingernails and fingertips.

I must say, the guy has a sense of humor! More than you can say for Tim Robbins. Sigh -- celebrities DO this stuff to feel important and real, so ridiculing them really hits home.
118 posted on 04/17/2003 9:56:21 AM PDT by FreeTheHostages (I have no more interest in Tim Robbin's politics than I have in Pres. Bush's singing. Less actually.)
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To: Angelwood



119 posted on 04/17/2003 11:08:41 AM PDT by Paul Ross (From the State Looking Forward to Global Warming! Let's Drown France!)
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To: Paul Ross
That's a really neat BUMP! WOW! Thanks for the bump.
120 posted on 04/17/2003 11:23:52 AM PDT by Angelwood (FReepers are Everywhere! We Support Our Troops!)
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To: Mrs Zip
Ping
121 posted on 04/17/2003 3:13:55 PM PDT by zip (I love being right)
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To: FreeTheHostages
Interesting Times was responsible for emailing hundreds of conservative orgs about the "Rally for America", most were up to speed on what we were doing. Good to see AIM getting a plug in for us! I probably didn't hurt to interview the Prez at CPAC...heheh.
122 posted on 04/17/2003 5:44:26 PM PDT by Bob J (Freerepublic.net...where it's always a happening....)
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To: Bob J
Yes, I know CNSnews has been working with FRN and I'm sure they recognized the name "Free Republic." Forgive my total ignorance, but what is "AIM"? Is that the parent of CNSnews?
123 posted on 04/17/2003 6:06:19 PM PDT by FreeTheHostages
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To: Bob J
D'oh -- I'm sorry, that's me in post 107 talking about AIM. (It's been a long day.) These are 2 different news sources you guys have been working with, AIM and CNSnews, both of which covered it. Got it. Credit where credit is due -- happy to share.

I know you guys are doing stuff with CNSnews - I'd be listening to their radio now probably if my boyfriend hadn't err, um, "temporarily" blown my speakers. (LOL - he has to get me new ones. I'm no techno-babe, but blown computer speakers are not "temporarily" blown!)
124 posted on 04/17/2003 6:09:25 PM PDT by FreeTheHostages
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To: kristinn
In the credit-where-credit is due department, I note that CNSnews.com has this agreement with Free Republic radio where they do a (great!) 5-minute news summary on the hour, and no doubt that's raised our profile with them too and perhaps, through that kinda synergy, let to that favorable news coverage.
125 posted on 04/17/2003 6:18:01 PM PDT by FreeTheHostages
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To: Angelwood
Great job. FReep on.
126 posted on 04/17/2003 8:58:13 PM PDT by GOPJ
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To: Joy Angela
I loved your reply! And that is it exactly! She goes off on an idiotic tangent, and that poor bastard, instead of medicating her, defends her defenseless position. God, please make them go away... ;) Best wishes...
127 posted on 04/18/2003 5:56:26 AM PDT by Terridan (God, help us deliver these Islamic savage animals BACK into hell where they belong...)
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To: Terridan
Tim Robbins is a beat-up puppy dog.

What Momma wants, Momma gets.


OR they'll be HELL TO PAY!!


Hillary Rodham Clinton:
Empowering Bitches Everywhere
in The Name of Party-Loyalty


128 posted on 04/18/2003 9:04:10 AM PDT by Joy Angela
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To: Terridan
She goes off on an idiotic tangent, and that poor bastard, instead of medicating her, defends her defenseless position. God, please make them go away... ;)

So funny! Tim Robbins and his Zombie Queen

But really, he is ruining his career and doesn't understand why the rest of us aren't possessed with admiration for his Mommy-Dear.

I can't even watch her in a movie anymore. She's lost more than her looks. A raving-communist just isn't IN VOGUE these days...

129 posted on 04/18/2003 9:09:21 AM PDT by Joy Angela
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To: Angelwood
Anybody know where I can find TEXT of Robbins speech?
I can find audio all over the place, but no text.
130 posted on 04/19/2003 10:54:38 AM PDT by DED (Liberals Never Learn. *LNL*)
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