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Mel Gibson tells Diane Sawyer he hasn't had a drink in 65 days
KESQ News Channel 3 & AP ^ | October 10, 2006

Posted on 10/10/2006 9:51:24 PM PDT by freedom44

LOS ANGELES Mel Gibson calls his anti-Semitic rant following his arrest for drunk driving in July "the stupid ramblings of a drunkard."

In an interview with Diane Sawyer set to air on "Good Morning America" on Thursday and Friday, Gibson says while staying sober is a struggle, he has not had a drink in 65 days.

He adds that he plans to continue making movies and working to heal himself and those he offended.

In a partial transcript of the interview released by A-B-C, Gibson says "All you can do is take another step, keep breathing."

The interview with Sawyer is the first time Gibson has spoken to the media since sparking a scandal by unleashing what he later called "vitriolic and harmful words" during his arrest.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: antisemite; drunk; melgibson
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To: Sir Francis Dashwood

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61 posted on 10/11/2006 12:41:10 AM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (Our troops will send all of the worlds terrorists to hell in a handbasket with no virgins!)
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To: peggybac

BUMP!


62 posted on 10/11/2006 12:43:35 AM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (Our troops will send all of the worlds terrorists to hell in a handbasket with no virgins!)
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To: Alfonso1000

" think people took me too seriously when I said he should start drinking again. I honestly do hope he straightens his life out, but I am displeased with his recent actions. I don't hate or even dislike the man. I am just annoyed with him, and I have put money in his pockets over the years by seeing his films which gives me the right to state my displeasure."

Don't believe what you read in the media. FReepers are a living testament to his!


63 posted on 10/11/2006 12:52:45 AM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (Our troops will send all of the worlds terrorists to hell in a handbasket with no virgins!)
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To: Dinsdale
Where drunkard is .14 BAC.

Assuming Mel weighs about 200 that's four beers or thereabouts.

Uhhh...no. That's not EVEN close. It would take at LEAST double that.

You do realize that the legal limit is .08, right?

66 posted on 10/11/2006 1:27:41 AM PDT by zbigreddogz
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To: Phatboy

Yah...you are just totally wrong.

It'll give you .04

Check here if you don't believe me:

http://www.ou.edu/oupd/bac.htm

It would take 8 beers in an hour to get to .14




68 posted on 10/11/2006 1:57:02 AM PDT by zbigreddogz
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To: Michael.SF.

That's a cool little calculator. And it makes the point that TIME is an important factor in figuring bac.


69 posted on 10/11/2006 3:30:01 AM PDT by jocon307 (The Silent Majority - silent no longer)
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To: stephenjohnbanker
Congratulation's on your sobriety and I am so glad you found God.....I do not know how anyone can get through life particularly the hard times without him....he is stronger than our very worst moments.....God bless
70 posted on 10/11/2006 4:44:59 AM PDT by Kimmers
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To: freedom44
He still rants about Bush in ways that demean himself and prove he's a dilettante who currys favor with the Left.
71 posted on 10/11/2006 5:26:01 AM PDT by elhombrelibre (The Democrats newest paranoid strategy: Get to the bottom of the Vast Corn Hole Conspiracy!)
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To: sageb1; Cobra64
LOL - you and Cobra64 can come over but there's going to be some angry company.

Texas Mom: "What a horrendous thing to say. Even jokingly you never offer a drink of alcohol to an alcoholic who is trying to quit.

Why not take and gun and shot him and get it over with."

cornfedcowboy: "Lousy post-you have obviously never been heartbroken due to an alcoholic."

72 posted on 10/11/2006 6:28:47 AM PDT by Enterprise (Let's not enforce laws that are already on the books, let's just write new laws we won't enforce.)
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To: Cobra64

Actually, having known alcoholics and ex-alcoholics, I really do go easy on them. Not that that's going to pacifiy the tigers happy on THIS post! LOL


73 posted on 10/11/2006 6:32:41 AM PDT by Enterprise (Let's not enforce laws that are already on the books, let's just write new laws we won't enforce.)
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To: Michael.SF.

Thanks for the link. Good information to know.


74 posted on 10/11/2006 6:50:50 AM PDT by Nothometoday
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To: freedom44

 

75 posted on 10/11/2006 6:56:04 AM PDT by Incorrigible (If I lead, follow me; If I pause, push me; If I retreat, kill me.)
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To: stephenjohnbanker
Congratulations on your recovery!

Libraries would not hold all of the books written on things that people did and said while under the influence.

There are those who claim that whatever is said or done, is exactly what someone would have said or done without the alcohol or drugs, really makes no sense. It would be similar to the claim that anything that a person does or says after getting a drug that many people get before having a colonoscopy, is what they would have said or done.

Drugs and alcohol act to lower our inhibitions, i.e. most sober people would not take off all of our clothes and stand in the middle of an interstate highway, under the influence of drugs or alcohol, many people would have no problem doing that, had they not already passed out.

76 posted on 10/11/2006 7:02:21 AM PDT by zerosix
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To: stephenjohnbanker
To pick on an alcoholic is no less cruel than picking on someone with alsheimers disease.

To coddle one is worse.

77 posted on 10/11/2006 7:07:54 AM PDT by RGSpincich
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To: veronica
The saga goes on.

Mel Gibson reportedly drinking again

The National Enquirer claims Mel Gibson is drinking again.

By Jeannette Walls
MSNBC
Updated: 12:53 a.m. CT Oct 4, 2006
Has Mel Gibson fallen off the wagon?

The star — who publicly sought help for his alcoholism less than two months ago — was spotted drinking beer in Austin, Texas, according to the upcoming issue of the National Enquirer.

“I couldn’t believe my eyes. Mel Gibson was swigging a Bud with two adoring young women hanging on his every word,” the tab quotes a musician named Steven Smith as saying. Smith claims that the alleged incident occurred at Stubb's Bar-B-Q on Sept. 22 at around 1:15 a.m. According to Smith, about 75 people were at the bar, but Gibson and his group were in an area that was “cordoned off so no one could bother him.”

Another unnamed source backs up the claim, telling the Enquirer “He definitely was drinking Budweiser. I saw him.”

Gibson was arrested on a drunk-driving charge on July 28 and erupted in an anti-Semitic tirade. On Aug. 17, he pleaded no contest; he was sentenced to three years probation and went into an out-patient treatment for his alcoholism.

Gibson was in Austin for the screening of his new movie, “Apocalypto,” but his rep insists that he drank no alcohol during the trip.

“The story’s not true,” spokesman Alan Neirob told The Scoop. “He wasn’t drinking anything alcoholic.

78 posted on 10/11/2006 7:08:25 AM PDT by SJackson (The PilgrimsóDoing the jobs Native Americans wouldn't do!)
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To: Dinsdale
Assuming Mel weighs about 200 that's four beers or thereabouts.

Four beers AN HOUR

79 posted on 10/11/2006 7:09:44 AM PDT by AppyPappy (If you aren't part of the solution, there is good money to be made prolonging the problem.)
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To: Alfonso1000
He's turned into a lefty since he quit.

Wrong...his views have not changed.

He has always been anti-war. However, he was and still is a social conservaive.

And he has stated his anti-war views in the past. It's just that many conservatives chose to put him on a pedastal after making The Passion.

I appreciate his pro-life and faith stances. But he has never been in favor of Iraq.

80 posted on 10/11/2006 7:10:33 AM PDT by what's up
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