Doncha just hate misspelling the title of a thread for all to see? :-)
Saint Mel just became Saint Smell.
People give him a free pass because he is a strong catholic.
He's hollywood. Why should we care what he thinks one way or another?
Oh my,so even Mel Gibson now sounds like Barbara Streisnad. What is in there water?
Step away from the keyboard... ;o)
What the heck is a fear-mongerring Bush click, and why would it make Gibson want to enlarge a photo?
Mel has lost his long term memory. Hey Mel! 9-11-01. Look it up bubba!
I have to admit, I no longer understand Americans. I would have thought they would grasp the idea that when you are attacked by a bunch of nuts with alien ideas, you fight back. But Americans are no longer a nation of people who are capable of thinking that way. Osama was entirely correct, when the U.S. is hit, it lacks the will to fight back. Gibson is just one more accumulated example of this. He would rather blame Bush for his problems than blame the situation in the World.
If you are a person who believes we should fight back against Muslim terrorism, accept the fact that a big chunk (50%?) of the American public won't agree with you.
I understand what he is saying. He is basicaly quoting Ben Franklin.
"Any society that would give up a little liberty to gain a little security will deserve neither and lose both. "
This does not exactly qualify him as a looney. The movie "The Patriot" shows his love for his country and its long lost principles.
What an idiot.
I give no account to anything a performer, actor, impersonator, (aka - lier) has to say about anything outside of their profession. IMO if they want to say anything at all about politics they shouldnt even be allowed to vote. The only actors I still have respect for are the ones who have kept their mouths shut in "real life".
As I said in another post about this, anything that is written in a UK rag makes me suspect.
Here is a Hollywood quote that my surprise some people. I have always liked Jack Nicholson for a lot of reasons. He does not give many interviews. But you have to like this quote.
John Joseph Nicholson
"I'm very contra my constituency in terms of abortion because I'm positively against it. I don't have the right to any other view. My only emotion is gratitude, literally, for my life."
The entire biography can be found here.
WHo the hell is Barbara Streisnad, and is she related to Mr. Gigson?
Saves me a little money - one more hollyweird leftist that I get to boycott...
Gigson???? Maybe you should ask the Admin. Moderator to fix this for you?
Or are we just supposed to have FUN with it?
Mel Gibson has always struck me as a maverick. This statement on President George Bush is certainly not shocking, if even a little bit surprising. Incidentally, there is not much context to read into this statement. It's hard to gather if Mel Gibson is just spurting free-wheeling commentary to a baiting reporter or if this is part of a deeply-felt anger.
The only way some people will understand the threat to this nation is if the Administration stands aside and lets something happen. This " fear mongering" talk is a consequence of successfully defending this nation. But really now! Have the events of 9-11 become so much in the distant past?
Look past 9-11 and you'll see that Islamic terrorists have been attacking Americans and American interests for 40 years. If someone handed Mel Gibson a book on the history of this would Gibson accuse the person of "fear mongering"? I am surprised this comes from Mel Gibson.
Perhaps Mel is referring to the tendency of republican party to simply demonize the democrats rather than actually addressing their own shortcomings?
It's been posted thousands of times right here on FR - "Just imagine what would happen if pelosi were speaker of the house...." etc.
It is important not to forget that Mel is an actor and a movie maker, just a man, not a demigod.