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To: veronica

Arnold Schwarznegger's situation is very different. Mel is not a pol.
Mel's father is alive not dead.
Arnold despised his father, he has said so on numerous occassions. His father treated him terribly, even beating him, his brother and his mother.
If Mel did what you said, it still wouldn't be enough for those of you who want to beat every last pulp out of him. Mel is loyal to his father. As Mel has stated about his father in that same Reader's Digest interview to Peggy Noonan, "My father was orphaned when he was two years old, he grew up poor, he fought in World War II, he came back and married my mother and had 10 children. He was always a good and loyal father.

Personally, I respect Mel Gibson for not disrespecting his father publicly. You can say whatever you want, and what he COULD have said. I still don't think it would have been enough for you, or those like you.


134 posted on 08/23/2006 1:47:08 PM PDT by brigada
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To: brigada
"Personally, I respect Mel Gibson for not disrespecting his father publicly."..

Exactly. By the same token, I wouldn't want or expect Mel's own children to apologize for his behavior either..

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138 posted on 08/23/2006 2:09:58 PM PDT by spectre (Spectre's wife)
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To: brigada
"My father was orphaned when he was two years old, he grew up poor, he fought in World War II, he came back and married my mother and had 10 children. He was always a good and loyal father.

Cry me a river. That "good and loyal" man denies the deaths of millions of innocent Jews at the hands of the Nazis, which in my opinion is Nazi apologia.

And Mel may not be a pol, but he's a very public figure, and that's his choice. He sought the spotlight and therefore is publically accountable. Goes with the territory.

139 posted on 08/23/2006 2:12:12 PM PDT by veronica (NEW LITERARY AND ARTS JOURNAL offers free advertising for writers, bloggers, artists. FRmail me...)
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To: brigada; veronica
How funny.

In post 134 you're citing Mel’s interview

As Mel has stated about his father in that same Reader's Digest interview to Peggy Noonan, "My father was orphaned when he was two years old, he grew up poor, he fought in World War II, he came back and married my mother and had 10 children. He was always a good and loyal father.

Three posts later you’re attacking me, and contending, based on your personal knowledge I presume, that Hutton is senile.

Again, it says more about you that you think it is all right for these creeps to be callling a senile 90 year old parent of a celebrity than it does about Hutton Gibson.

Yet the same interview you cite addresses Hutton’s health a couple lines later

And then other people said, 'Well, he's just an old kook.' He's not an old kook. He's very intelligent. He's in complete possession of all his mental faculties. And if he says something he has a reason why he says it and he can back it up.

Was Hutton senile at the time of the interviews? Was Mel lying? Or, based on your intimate knowledge of the players alluded to earlier in the thread, did you let the cat out of the bag?

Personally I think Mel told the truth, Hutton has his faculties.

146 posted on 08/23/2006 2:26:56 PM PDT by SJackson (The PilgrimsóDoing the jobs Native Americans wouldn't do!)
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