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Hollywood Republicans getting organized with new website
Al Rantel radio show, 12/3/02 ^ | 12/4/02 | Wolfstar

Posted on 12/04/2002 11:34:20 AM PST by Wolfstar

Last night on the Al Rantel talk radio show on KABC here in the Los Angeles area, he had two guests on from a new organization by and for Hollywood Republicans. It was started last year, and they have just launched a new website at this link. Information on the site, which was launched today, I believe, is thin for now. But the organizers have plans to be very politically active. They also want to provide a "safe" (meaning non-job threatening) way for entertainment industry Republicans to get information and to contribute to political candidates and causes.

Al and his guests also were encouraging Hollywood Republicans to "come out of the closet," politically speaking.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Front Page News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: California
KEYWORDS: california; conservativeactors; hollywood; politicalactivism; republicans; website
I think, at minimum, all California FReepers should do what they can to support this effort. It's long past time that the stranglehold the Hollywood Left has on the entertainment industry is challenged in meaningful ways.
1 posted on 12/04/2002 11:34:20 AM PST by Wolfstar
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To: Wolfstar
Thanks for this link. I work in the business and will join, but I've got the feeling it's gonna be lonelier than the Maytag repairman.
2 posted on 12/04/2002 11:40:22 AM PST by Argus
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To: Wolfstar
marked for a second coming
3 posted on 12/04/2002 11:42:05 AM PST by CyberCowboy777
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To: Wolfstar
If these folks are involved in the film industry, it appears they're employed as "grips," "gaffers", and "best boys." No big names associated with the Hollywood Republican Congress. Where's Arnold?
4 posted on 12/04/2002 11:42:26 AM PST by My2Cents
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To: Argus
Not if everyone stands up to be counted no matter what the lefties say. This is America. You can be a Republican and work in Hollywood too. There are more than we know probably and its about time they stood up and stopped hiding behind their careers. If they can't stand up for what they beleive in then then they are as bad as the rest of the phonies out there.

Besides...isn't this discrimination? Not giving work to someone because of their religion, lifestyle or whatever? Well, if they don't get work and are black listed becuase of their politics then I say that is discrimination and it is up to them to file complaints and make it stop now!
6 posted on 12/04/2002 11:48:00 AM PST by cubreporter
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To: Wolfstar
Thanks for this link. I'm hoping Bo Derek will consider running against Boxer...we'll certainly will have a "choice" in looks if nothing else! Will looking for her on the site.
7 posted on 12/04/2002 11:48:42 AM PST by TatieBug
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To: Wolfstar
Al and his guests also were encouraging Hollywood Republicans to "come out of the closet," politically speaking.

That's worth a
BTTT

8 posted on 12/04/2002 11:52:18 AM PST by Fiddlstix
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To: Wolfstar
Please, Hollyweird "conservatives", stay in your closets.

The more exposure the wackos in Hollywood get, the more it makes them look like idiots. Let's not draw too much attention away from them.
9 posted on 12/04/2002 11:52:41 AM PST by Guillermo
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To: sonserae
flag.
10 posted on 12/04/2002 11:52:44 AM PST by Registered
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To: cubreporter
I make no secret of my politics at work and am sort of the token Republican among my colleagues. It causes me no problems, but in certain circles here nosebleed liberalism is so common and so much an article of faith that you're just assumed to be one, and the expression of conservative opinions is regarded as an exotic eccentricity, if not abject moral turpitude.
11 posted on 12/04/2002 11:54:09 AM PST by Argus
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To: Wolfstar
I knew I was in the right party when I found out Bo Derek is a Republican. I know this reqires a pic so... here she is
12 posted on 12/04/2002 11:56:58 AM PST by Mr. K
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To: Wolfstar; rintense; MeeknMing; sweetliberty; RnMomof7
FYI PING!!! This is very hopeful, IMO.

"Hollywood Republicans . . . It was started last year, and they have just launched a new website ...."

13 posted on 12/04/2002 12:01:40 PM PST by nicmarlo
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To: dansangel; Billie; doug from upland; d14truth; Diver Dave; DoughtyOne; EggsAckley; JustAmy; ...
FYI, ping!!!

"Hollywood Republicans . . . It was started last year, and they have just launched a new website ...."

14 posted on 12/04/2002 12:10:14 PM PST by nicmarlo
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To: Mr. K
I once saw Bo at a dog show in Santa Barbara before her husband passed away. Unlike many celebrities who depend on makeup wizardry for their looks, Bo is absolutely drop-dead gorgeous in person.


15 posted on 12/04/2002 12:14:11 PM PST by Wolfstar
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To: My2Cents
It's a new organization. Give it time — and in the meantime, at least applaud the courage of those who are making an effort to change things. Don't overlook the fact that the lower-level folks have more to lose than big-time celebrities. The radio talk show host, Al Rantel, is doing everything he can to support them, including speaking at some of their meetings and giving them air time.
16 posted on 12/04/2002 12:17:19 PM PST by Wolfstar
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To: nicmarlo
"Hollywood Republicans"...isn't that an oxymoron?

.45MAN and I have boycotted everything "Hollywierd" since the presidential election. I couldn't tell you what the inside of a movie theatre looks like and we no longer rent movies, either. Ever since Alex the "Bloat-head" Baldwin and BABA Streisidiot began the hateful slurs and the rest of the sheeple wimps followed suit.

I applaud the courage of the few and hope that they make a difference out there in La-La land.

BTW....it's still dansangel - neener, neener, neener!!! :-)

17 posted on 12/04/2002 12:35:51 PM PST by dansangel
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To: .45MAN
Pingaroo!
18 posted on 12/04/2002 12:37:08 PM PST by dansangel
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To: Wolfstar
"Hollywood Republicans" are unfamiliar words.
19 posted on 12/04/2002 12:41:19 PM PST by lilylangtree
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To: cubreporter
It's the blacklist that Hollywood doesn't talk about.
20 posted on 12/04/2002 12:48:20 PM PST by weegee
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To: Wolfstar
Hollywood Republicans

Is there more than one?

21 posted on 12/04/2002 12:53:26 PM PST by .45MAN
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To: Wolfstar
FYI:

Celebrity Political Donations

There are some oddities where an actor gives to a Republican committee and then to a far left congresscritter.

22 posted on 12/04/2002 12:55:09 PM PST by weegee
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To: Wolfstar
Big Hwd Bump.
23 posted on 12/04/2002 2:45:30 PM PST by ibbryn
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To: Wolfstar
This is good news to be sure.
24 posted on 12/04/2002 2:47:51 PM PST by Saundra Duffy
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To: dansangel
I gave up on the entertainment industry when Jane Fonda planted her useless tush on a Communist North Vietnamese artilery piece, and then "inspected" our POWs. When she did that, some tried to surrepticiously pass her notes to their families. She turned them in to the Commies — may she burn in the hottest part of Hell forever. But I still cheer on those brave few in the industry who are willing to openly stand up to the Hollyweird Left.
25 posted on 12/04/2002 3:14:59 PM PST by Wolfstar
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To: weegee
In skimming the list, I noticed a few who donated to Jim Rogan's campaign. Interesting.
26 posted on 12/04/2002 3:20:59 PM PST by Wolfstar
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To: .45MAN
Everyone's used up all the good quips! %-{
27 posted on 12/04/2002 3:38:44 PM PST by GulliverSwift
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To: Wolfstar
This is great! Gotta love Al Rantel. I happened to read Mona Charen today and the last paragraph in her column about media bias (how conservative media is becoming a tiny bit more mainstream) gave me pause.

What if conservatives became the next "cool" minority?? What if whispering that you were gay or into bestiality didn't have the same sting any more, and the "cool" people started to let slip that they had some "conservative leanings"? Am I dreaming here, or could that happen??

28 posted on 12/04/2002 3:43:57 PM PST by Yaelle
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To: Wolfstar
She turned them in to the Commies — may she burn in the hottest part of Hell forever.

Amen.

I applaud your resolve for so many years. My only regret is that I didn't start my personal boycott as many years ago as you.

29 posted on 12/04/2002 3:44:51 PM PST by dansangel
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To: dansangel
I applaud the courage of the few and hope that they make a difference out there in La-La land.

I do too; this, I think is a first. I hope they are able to take all the heat and that this is sincere. I hope you have a good evening, too, dansdevilsfoodcake. :)

30 posted on 12/04/2002 4:41:40 PM PST by nicmarlo
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To: Wolfstar
You want to see a change in Hollywood? All someone has to do is start a movie company that only hires republicans, from the artists to the make-up people. Put out a couple of decent movies and watch what happens.
31 posted on 12/04/2002 4:45:31 PM PST by McGavin999
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To: dansangel
Tell me about it! hehehe

32 posted on 12/04/2002 4:49:49 PM PST by 45semi
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To: McGavin999
Amend that to read: Purchase one of the biggest, most successful movies companies in Hollywood and only hire republicans.
33 posted on 12/04/2002 4:49:52 PM PST by McGavin999
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To: 45semi
Love that graphic!! Thanks for sharing!
34 posted on 12/04/2002 5:00:13 PM PST by dansangel
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To: nicmarlo
dansdevilsfoodcake

It keeps growing!!! :-)

35 posted on 12/04/2002 5:03:54 PM PST by dansangel
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To: McGavin999
Well here's an example of an all Democrat production:

They held the wrap party at Wellstone's funeral.

36 posted on 12/04/2002 5:07:06 PM PST by weegee
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To: dansangel
It keeps growing!!! :-)

dansdefunniestdingieverheard! lol!!!

37 posted on 12/04/2002 5:28:39 PM PST by nicmarlo
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To: Wolfstar
Unlike many celebrities who depend on makeup wizardry for their looks, Bo is absolutely drop-dead gorgeous in person.

Back in late 1969, the time for me to end my employment with the US Army was nearing, and I was going to use my accumulated back pay and other discharge pay to pick up a new motorbike once I got back to The USA, probably via San Francisco. But what kind [Harley was under AMF ownership/management then, and widely considered overpriced junk]

The Japanese had come a long way from the little Honda *Benly* twin-cylinder bikes they built when I'd enliisted, and though we'd lost a couple of family members at Pearl Harbor and Grandma would not have a Jap TV or camera under her roof, I thought I might give one a try. And lo and behold, Cycle World magazine ran a cover story on the new Honda 750cc 4-cylinder model, with a bikini-clad blonde California cutie astride the thing; turned out she was the 18-year-old daughter of the publicist for the California dealership that imported the first one. That did it; the cover of the magazine got tacked to the inside of my footlocker, and first chance I got to an overseas phone line, I called the dealer/importers, impressed that a guy in Vietnam was interested enough in the bike to make the long distance call about it. We traded letters back and forth as well, set a deal, and I had a fixed price on the slightly used demonstrator once I returned home and they had the continued use of a bike that was a certain sale, plus the possibility of some additional publicity about the discharged soldier buying it from them. And taking that cute girl out to dinner on it before I returned home was at least a possibility...turned out her name was Mary Collins....

Sadly, it didn't work out; the bike was laid down and wrecked during a test report, though I was offered the same deal on an identical replacement. Naw, I found a deal on something else instead, a fire-breathing Norton P-11 desert racer that suited my tastes fine and was both fun and more practical. A few months later, the 750 Hondas became the first motorcycle in history to suffer a recall by the Department of Transportation due to drive chains and transmissions locking up, a problem I could do without.

But a couple of years later, the movie 10 with Bo Derek came out [after she'd married Hollywood director John Derek and changed her last name.] She looked familiar, and I still had the old magazine cover in my bike ridin' scrapbook. Yep. The baby fat was gone, and it was her...now known as Bo Derek.

Yep, drop-dead gorgeous now, just as she was cute as a button then. And *Bo Derek* sounds a lot more Hollywood than Mary Collins did....

That's the only Japanese motorbike I've ever regretted not owning.

-archy-/-


38 posted on 12/04/2002 5:47:31 PM PST by archy
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To: nicmarlo; Wolfstar
Ronald Reagan bump !!
39 posted on 12/04/2002 7:39:48 PM PST by MeekOneGOP
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To: archy
Wow, Archy, thanks very much for sharing your interesting story. Judging by the photo, Bo was a budding beauty even as a teenager.
40 posted on 12/05/2002 10:00:32 AM PST by Wolfstar
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