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  • Chris Rock rants about the lack of African-Americans in baseball

    04/22/2015 10:46:55 PM PDT · by PROCON · 83 replies
    sports.yahoo.com ^ | April 22, 2015 | Chris Cwik
    African-American participation in baseball is on the decline. This isn't a new development. Over the past couple years, a number of black athletes have addressed the issue.This isn't just an issue for other black players, it's becoming an issue for black fans, according to comedian Chris Rock. Rock gave his take on the alarmingly low rates of blacks in baseball for HBO's "Real Sports with Bryant Gumble." (WARNING: NSFW Language).Rock's rant is humorous, obviously, but it also points out some discouraging facts about why fewer black people are playing, and watching, the game. The fact that Howard, a prominent...
  • 'Wish me luck': Chris Rock posts selfies of police stops

    04/02/2015 8:20:26 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 28 replies
    CNN ^ | Thu April 2, 2015 | Michael Pearson
    Comedian Chris Rock made light of racial disparities in police treatment of whites and blacks with a tongue-in-cheek guide to not being beaten by the police. He encapsulated the frustration and grief caused by a New York grand jury's decision not to indict a white police officer in the death of a black man with a simple tweet: "This one was on film." Now, he's stirring things up again with a series of tweets documenting three traffic stops in seven weeks. "Stopped by the cops again wish me luck," he posted early Tuesday, along with a photo showing him behind...
  • Pervy Billionaire Agreed To Plea Bargain

    07/27/2006 3:48:29 PM PDT · by radar101 · 4 replies · 264+ views
    TheSmokingGun.com ^ | 27 July 2006 | TheSmokingGun
    Police report says Epstein had okayed deal in underage sex probe JULY 27--Billionaire Jeffrey Epstein, now ensnared in a sleazy Palm Beach teenage sex/massage scandal, agreed earlier this year to plead guilty to an aggravated assault charge, serve five years probation, undergo "psychiatric/sexual evaluation," and have no unsupervised visits with minors, according to a police report. The details of the Epstein plea agreement--which was never finalized--are contained in an 87-page Palm Beach Police Department incident report, an excerpt of which you'll find below. According to an account by Detective Joseph Recarey, prosecutor Lana Belohlavek related to him the terms of...
  • Comedian Chris Rock files for divorce from his wife Malaak Compton after nearly 20 years marriage

    12/29/2014 5:25:16 AM PST · by dennisw · 27 replies
    mailOnline ^ | 28 December 2014 | Heidi Parker
    They have decided to end their marriage after nearly 20 years. On Sunday Chris Rock's wife Malaak Compton announced she was leaving the 49-year-old comedian. 'After much contemplation and 19 years of marriage, Chris and I have decided to go our separate ways,' she said in a statement. The founder of the nonprofit styleWorks added, 'Being fortunate enough to lead a life of service by working with those most vulnerable makes me well aware of life's blessings, even when faced with difficulties. 'While recognizing that this is a significant change, my children remain at the center of my life and...

    12/11/2014 11:48:44 PM PST · by Samuel II · 16 replies
    You Tube ^ | 12-12-2014 | Video - Bill Whittle
  • Hollywood's Race Problem: "It's a White Industry"

    12/11/2014 8:57:48 AM PST · by Borges · 97 replies
    Hollywood Reporter ^ | 12/2014 | Chris Rock
    I was probably 19 when I first came to Hollywood. Eddie Murphy brought me out to do Beverly Hills Cop II and he had a deal at Paramount, so I remember going through the gates of the Paramount lot. He's in a Rolls-Royce, and he's not just a star, he's the biggest star in the world. Don Simpson and Jerry Bruckheimer's office was in the same building as Eddie's office, and they would come to work every day with matching cars. Some days it would be the Porsches, and the next day it would be Ferraris. I was like the...
  • Chris Rock Will Not Tour at Colleges Anymore Because They Don't Want to Offend Anyone

    12/02/2014 11:18:53 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 26 replies
    University Herald ^ | 12/02/2014
    Chris Rock is a comedian who has built his career on addressing controversial topics in his material, which is why he will never perform at a college ever again. Speaking to New York Magazine, Rock gave his thoughts on Bill Maher's appointment as the winter commencement speaker at UC - Berkeley and the student body's immediate protest. Rock said college's are just too conservative for his jokes to be effective. "Not in their political views - not like they're voting Republican - but in their social views and their willingness not to offend anybody," Rock told the magazine. "Kids raised...
  • Chris Rock on Obama Presidency: "That's not Black progress, that's White progress."

    12/01/2014 9:03:13 AM PST · by Din Maker · 86 replies
    The Week ^ | December 1, 2014
    In 2008, the election of President Obama was roundly hailed as a major step forward for race relations in America — but in a lengthy interview with New York Magazine, Chris Rock explained that the term "race relations" doesn't capture what's really happening. "When we talk about race relations in America or racial progress, it's all nonsense. There are no race relations," he said. "White people were crazy. Now they're not as crazy. To say that black people have made progress would be to say they deserve what happened to them before." So, to say Obama is progress is saying...
  • NAACP To Host “How To Stay Alive When Stopped By A Cop” Forum

    09/15/2014 7:33:40 PM PDT · by Nachum · 51 replies
    CBS Atlanta ^ | 9/15/14 | Maria Boynton
    In the wake of the shooting death of Michael Brown by a white police officer in Ferguson, Missouri, the Atlanta NAACP will begin hosting forum. (snip) Atlanta NAACP President Dr. R.L. White says, “Most of the cops, are good cops but every once in a while one in a basket can spoil the whole thing.” And White says when young black males inadvertently run into one of those cops and they show any kind of temper, “the cop gets angry and thinks he has the right to shoot them or demean them in any way that he can.” White adding,
  • #nojustice Trending on Twitter

    07/13/2013 10:09:29 PM PDT · by Mad Dawgg · 47 replies
    Here is some of the idiocy so far: Miley Ray Cyrus ‏@MileyCyrus No justice. No peace. ✌🙏💔 Nev Schulman ‏@NevSchulman 16m Guns don't kill people, people with guns kill people. #GunControl #NoJustice 911 Operator ‏@911BUFF 21m CROWDS OF ABOUT 250 PEOPLE SCREAMING ON THE STREETS IN WASHINGTON DC 'NO JUSTICE' AFTER GEORGE ZIMMERMAN'S VERDICT. #911BUFF Chris Rock ‏@chrisrockoz 29m Biggest irony is that George Zimmerman will never be able to go out in public without a hoodie ever again. #nojustice #RipTrayvonMartin Shawn Fraser ‏@sfshawn 45m Wow #Florida. Shoot a ceiling to warn abusive husband, you get 20 years. http://cbsn.ws/KhHoFN Shoot...
  • Bodies exhumed in killings tied to Mandela ex-wife

    03/12/2013 6:56:50 AM PDT · by Pan_Yan · 50 replies
    Charter.net ^ | Tuesday, March 12, 2013 9:21 AM EDT | MICHELLE FAUL Associated Press
    JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Relatives sang hymns and songs from South Africa's anti-apartheid struggle Tuesday as forensic scientists exhumed bodies believed to belong to two young activists last seen 24 years ago at the home of Winnie Madikizela-Mandela. ... Madikizela-Mandela has denied all knowledge of the two. But her chief bodyguard, Jerry Richardson, told the commission that he and a colleague had killed the two on her orders. Nicodemus Sono, father of the missing man, told the commission that Madikizela-Mandela had come to his home with his son, face bruised from beatings, in November 1998. She had demanded photographs and documents,...
  • No, Chris Rock, He Ain’t My Daddy, or Yours

    02/11/2013 10:36:43 AM PST · by Kaslin · 32 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 11, 2013 | Shawn Mitchell
    Biblical scholar Chris Rock breathed the spirit of a Pauline epistle last week, as he urged children to meekly submit to their parents: “The president and the first lady are kinda like the Mom and Dad of the country,” Rock said. “And when your Dad says something, you listen. And when you don’t, it will usually bite you in the ass later on.” Wait…he wasn’t urging submission to mom and dad, but to Caesar as if he were mom and dad. If you’ve managed to keep your last meal down, it gets worse. Because, when you reject the parental ministrations...
  • Celebutards Demand a Gun Control Plan!!! MORONS!!!

    02/08/2013 10:13:28 AM PST · by NOBO2012 · 2 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 2-8-2013 | MOTUS
    Now where was I? Oh, right; talking about distractions. Yesterday as we learned from Secretary Panetta and General Dempsey that we did “everything possible” even though neither BO nor Hills were kept appraised of the attack on our consulate in Benghazi.  Apparently nobody in news central found that odd, as the evening’s newscasts, podcasts, posts and tweets were preoccupied with other critical issues. Most were busy communicating dire warnings and hand-wringing over the impending blizzard in New England. Because it’s winter, and these folks have never seen a blizzard before. Not one like this anyway. Oh, and the manhunt in...
  • Random Thoughts: Please Don’t Blow Us Up, Obama

    02/07/2013 10:29:38 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    IMAO ^ | February 7, 2013 | Frank J.
    Isn’t “the only defense for a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun” basically the premise for every Hollywood action movie? Well, I guess sometimes it’s “the only defense against a bad guy with kung fu is a good guy with kung fu.” In America, the president isn’t supposed to be like a dad. He’s supposed to be like a butler we order to do the things we don’t want to. The president isn’t the leader of the country; he’s the leader of the least part of the country: the government. He’s king of the...
  • The Smoking Gun That Proves Liberal Democrats Expect Their Leaders To Be Dictators

    02/07/2013 10:18:51 AM PST · by The Looking Spoon · 9 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 2-7-13 | The Looking Spoon
    Oh yes, this quote is real...
  • Chris Rock: Obama 'boss' of America, president and Michelle Obama 'mom and dad'

    02/06/2013 5:45:10 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 40 replies
    The Examiner ^ | February 6. 2013 | Joe Newby
    On Wednesday, comedian Chris Rock appeared on Capitol Hill with other celebrities to express support for Obama's gun control proposals. While there, he called the president America's "boss" and said that he and First Lady Michelle Obama are the country's parents. "I am just here to support the President of the United States," he said. "President of the United States is our boss, but he is also... you know, the president and the first lady are kinda like the mom and the dad of the country. And when your dad says something you listen, and when you don't it will...
  • Chris Rock - Message for White Voters

    11/04/2012 6:14:44 PM PST · by EveningStar · 26 replies
    YouTube ^ | November 3, 2012 | Jimmy Kimmel Live
    Jimmy Kimmel Live: Back to Brooklyn -- Chris Rock - Message for White Voters
  • Racial violence explodes in more states

    07/06/2012 7:36:00 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 39 replies
    WND ^ | July 5, 2012 | Colin Flaherty
    Dangerous and chaotic scenes rock cities on big holiday While most Americans were commemorating the nation’s birthday, racial violence, lawlessness and animosity marred Independence Day celebrations in Georgia, Florida, Ohio, California and Illinois. Chris Rock started the day off with a bang: “Happy white peoples Independence Day,” he tweeted. “The slaves weren’t free but I’m sure they enjoyed fireworks.” In Chicago, Ill., some were enjoying the celebration until they were set upon by a mob of dozens of black people intent on violence. One man was taken to the hospital, where he remains in good condition. Eleven black people were...
  • 'Happy white peoples' Independence Day': How Left-wing celebrities belittled Fourth of July.

    07/05/2012 7:13:58 AM PDT · by C19fan · 74 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | July 4, 2012 | Staff
    Twitter was filled with patriotic declarations, pictures of fireworks and descriptions of highly-caloric barbeques on the Fourth of July. For a few celebrities, however, the day served only as a reminder of past injustices. Comedian Chris Rock, followed by actors Don Cheadle and Zach Braff, brought the unsaid racial tensions of the country to the front burner by reminding his followers that slavery continued for many years after the Declaration of Independence was signed.
  • Chris Rock: 'Happy White Peoples Independence Day'

    07/04/2012 1:39:02 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 131 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | July 4 2012
    Still carrying a grudge against a country that has made Chris Rock wealthy and famous way beyond where his waning talents should've taken him, this was how the once-interesting and once-edgy comedian celebrated the 4th of July on Twitter today:
  • Chris Rock Attacks Conservative Author Over Tea Party Question

    03/14/2012 11:50:07 AM PDT · by lydmaz · 27 replies
    Breitbart TV ^ | March 14, 2012 | Wynton Hall
    The New York Times bestselling author of the explosive new book, Hollywood Hypocrites: The Devastating Truth About Obama’s Biggest Backers, Jason Mattera, had his crew’s camera snatched and hurled by comedian Chris Rock when he asked the star why he has called the Tea Party racist.
  • Chris Rock Riffs on Obama’s 50th Birthday Party

    Chris Rock apparently doesn’t care whether he’s invited to President Obama’s next birthday party. The comedian used Obama’s 50th birthday bash as material for a surprise stand-up appearance at the Comedy Store club in Los Angeles this weekend. Saying he felt like “he died and went black heaven,” Rock shared a few details about the August birthday party, which was closed to the media. The informal barbecue at the White House was paid for by the Obamas, according to the Washington Post, and featured a celebrity-heavy guest list including Jay-Z, Tom Hanks and Whoopi Goldberg. While Rock called the party...
  • Chris Rock, the Obama supporter

    11/10/2011 6:05:06 AM PST · by Driftwood1 · 15 replies
    “There’s a f——— art to the first term because you’re always running for a second term the whole time. It’s like Clinton’s first term. You can’t really do your gangsta sh— until your second term. … Even Bush couldn’t really f—- up the world until his second term. That’s when he put the hammer down.”
  • Chris Rock, the Obama supporter

    11/10/2011 5:43:33 AM PST · by crosshairs · 44 replies
    Politico ^ | 11/9/11 | Patrick Gavin
    Some celebrities may have soured a bit on President Barack Obama, but not Chris Rock. The comedian and actor told fellow comedian Marc Maron on the “WTF with Marc Maron” podcast that he’s “fine with the president,” if only because he understands that the president has to keep his most aggressive policies on the back burner until he earns a second term. “There’s a f——— art to the first term because you’re always running for a second term the whole time. It’s like Clinton’s first term. You can’t really do your gangsta sh— until your second term. … Even Bush...
  • Chris Rock Defends Tracy Morgan’s Homophobic Rant, then Reconsiders; Wanda Sykes Condemns It

    06/12/2011 7:28:00 PM PDT · by TheDingoAteMyBaby · 28 replies
    NY Magazine ^ | 6/11/11 | Mike Vilensky
    <p>At a show in Nashville last week, Tracy Morgan said "being gay is a choice," if his son were gay he would "stab him," and that gay kids who are bullied "should stop whining about it." Morgan apologized for his remarks — "I'm not a hateful person and don't condone any kind of violence against others" — and 30 Rock's Tina Fey and gay NBC head Robert Greenblatt called Morgan's rant "disturbing." Now more celebrities and talking heads are reacting. We've rounded up many of the responses.</p>
  • Chris Rock disses the tea party (Grow Up Chris)

    02/17/2011 11:29:23 AM PST · by MissesBush · 36 replies
    Politico ^ | 02/17/11 | Patrick Gavin
    In the March issue of Esquire, comedian Chris Rock takes a swing at the tea party. Rock is interviewed by writer Scott Raab. "Like many nice Caucasians, I cried the night Barack Obama was elected," said Raab. "It was one of the high points in American history. And all that’s happened since the election is just a sh—storm of hatred. You want to weigh in on that?" "I actually like it, in the sense that—you got kids?" asked Rock. "Kids always act up the most before they go to sleep. And when I see the Tea Party and all this...
  • Chris Rock: Opponents of Obamacare Akin to Those Who Hate Martin Luther King, Jr.

    04/11/2010 1:10:15 PM PDT · by nhungerford · 49 replies · 1,135+ views
    David Horowitz's NewsReal Blog ^ | 4/11/10 | David Swindle
    Hat tip to Big Hollywood Oh how the mighty have fallen. Chris Rock used to be such an inventive comedian with bits that straddled the fence politically. His first two major comedy specials — Bring the Pain and Bigger and Blacker — were from the Clinton era and are classics of ’90s comedy. Yet his two efforts from the last ten years — Never Scared and Kill the Messenger — both mostly abandoned his political heterodoxy in exchange for unoriginal Bush-bashing and wild-eyed Obama sycophancy. Apart from the politics neither were as funny as his first two efforts. Perhaps because...
  • How Not to Get Your A## Kicked by the Police

    07/24/2009 7:19:58 AM PDT · by bloodmeridian · 14 replies · 1,396+ views
    Feed Your ADHD ^ | 7/24/2009 | Dr. Dave
    Here's a video of stellar advice from Chris Rock for anyone dealing with the police...
  • Chris Rock makes racism, politics and sex funny at Madison Square Garden

    05/01/2008 5:01:56 AM PDT · by Dawnsblood · 13 replies · 116+ views
    Daily News ^ | 5/1/08 | Joe Neumaier
    Noting that “President Bush has f----- everything up so much, he’s even made it hard for a white man to become president!,” Rock became the voice of the electorate: “‘Give me a black man, a white woman, a giraffe, a zebra, a mongoose ... anything else!” He goofed on people’s perceptions of Barack Obama’s name (“Like he should have his foot on a dead lion, holding a spear!”) and their fears about Hillary Clinton’s gender (on the wrong day of the month, she could bomb North Carolina). Running through all the (mis)conceptions, the rail-thin Rock often showed a side of...
  • MSM Laughs Along As Chris Rock Tells Harlem Crowd Not to Vote for 'That White Lady'

    11/30/2007 4:23:37 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 23 replies · 70+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    A conservative comedian [yes, there are some], appears at a venue in a heavily-white suburb at a campaign event for a white candidate and tells his audience composed overwhelmingly of people of pallor they'd be embarrassed if they supported a black candidate and the white candidate won, saying "Oh no. I can't call him now. I had that black guy. What was I thinking?" What are the odds the MSM would laugh it off? But when Chris Rock does the equivalent on behalf of Barack Obama, the MSM appears to raise nary an eyebrow. Rock appeared last night at an...
  • CHRIS ROCK UNLEASHED: USA HAS "A RETARDED PRESIDENT..." (Pot Calling the Kettle Black Alert)

    03/14/2007 2:49:10 PM PDT · by MikeA · 28 replies · 1,182+ views
    When LIFE asked comic Chris Rock if America is ready for an African American president, Rock tells LIFE: “It’s ready for a retarded president, why wouldn’t it be ready for an African American president?” Of the current presidential contenders, Rock says, “I like Al Gore, actually. (A) He’s more qualified than everyone that’s running on the Democratic side. (B) If he won or didn’t win, he has an agenda to help people and make this a better world...” Rock tells LIFE: “Maybe Barack will win, but I probably won’t see a black president. There’s real equality when you don’t notice...
  • Questions for Chris Rock: The Funny Formula

    11/12/2006 5:57:21 AM PST · by Pharmboy · 4 replies · 380+ views
    NY Times Magazine ^ | November 12, 2006 | Interview by DEBORAH SOLOMON
    Justin Stephens for The New York TimesChris Rock. What makes someone funny? That’s not funny. You want to know what’s not funny? Thinking about it. What is comedy? I don’t know. How would I know? Any episode of “South Park” is funnier than 90 percent of the comedy produced in any given year — movie, TV, just any episode of “South Park” is generally the funniest thing put out that year. What films have you seen recently that made you laugh? I liked “Talladega Nights.” I think Will Ferrell is clicking. Vince Vaughn is the funniest guy I have...
  • What's eating Al? Cracker Barrel

    10/18/2006 7:20:44 AM PDT · by Mike Bates · 149 replies · 3,636+ views
    New York Daily News ^ | 10/18/2006 | New York Daily News
    The Rev. Al Sharpton is due in South Carolina today to stand up for comic Chris Rock's mama. Rose Rock, who helped inspire Rock's sitcom, "Everybody Hates Chris," has called in the Rev to demonstrate outside a Cracker Barrel restaurant where she alleges staffers ignored her. Mrs. Rock says that, for more than 30 minutes after she and her 21-year-old daughter sat down at a Cracker Barrel in Murrells Inlet, S.C., in April, no one would take their order. She says they were the only black customers. After she complained about the wait, she says, the manager offered to comp...
  • Chris Rock Turned to Pellicano in '99 Suit

    04/25/2006 12:06:05 PM PDT · by libstripper · 9 replies · 839+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | April 25, 2006 | Greg Krikorian, Chuck Philips and Robert Welkos
    Private investigator Anthony Pellicano allegedly searched confidential criminal databases for incriminating information on a Hungarian model after she asserted a paternity claim against comedian Chris Rock, court records and interviews show. The disclosure adds the biggest celebrity name thus far to the list of people whom Pellicano purportedly sought to help by intimidating courtroom foes. The model, Monika Zsibrita, 33, was named in a February indictment as one of numerous victims of Pellicano's alleged wiretapping and racketeering conspiracy on behalf of A-list Hollywood attorneys and other prominent clients.
  • Chris Rock: Oscars only for 'gays'- Officials with Academy concerned about choice of host

    03/05/2006 9:28:27 PM PST · by Coleus · 23 replies · 983+ views
    WND ^ | February 13, 2005
    Was the choice of comedian Chris Rock to host this year's Oscars event a mistake?That's what officials at Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences are said to be asking themselves in the wake of comments implying only homosexuals watch the Oscars, according to the Drudge Report.  "I never watched the Oscars. Come on, it's a fashion show," Rock recently said. "No one performs; it's not like a music show. What straight black man sits there and watches the Oscars? Show me one!" Rock added: "Awards for art are f---ing idiotic." Academy members are reportedly privately calling for the 39-year-old...
  • Chris Rock Presents “How Not To Get Your A** Kicked By The Police.” (Video Here)

    02/23/2006 9:16:55 AM PST · by Craig DeLuz · 4 replies · 628+ views
    The Home of Uncommon Sense ^ | 02/23/2006 | Craig DeLuz
    First let me say this: There is no excuse for the police to verbally harass or physically assault innocent black youth (or anyone for that matter). And the use of excessive force against criminal suspects should not be tolerated either. But this video parodies something that I have said for years. Anytime a policeman pulls a car over or in anyway interacts with a criminal suspect, it is already a highly charged situation. DON’T MAKE MATTERS WORSE! Read More... Craig DeLuz Visit The Home of Uncommon Sense... www.craigdeluz.com
  • Chris Rock's 'No Santa' Show Is Christmas Spoiler

    12/24/2005 3:52:38 AM PST · by ShadowDancer · 63 replies · 1,458+ views
    ClickonDetroit ^ | December 23, 2005 | AP
    Chris Rock's 'No Santa' Show Is Christmas Spoiler Show Says There's No Santa, Easter Bunny Or Tooth FairyPOSTED: 8:35 am EST December 23, 2005 NEW YORK -- So is Chris Rock part of the great anti-Christmas conspiracy? Conspiracy or not, Rock is a grinch who threw a spoiler at Christmas. Maybe not Rock himself, but his show, "Everybody Hates Chris," upset a few people the other night by revealing that Santa Claus doesn't exist! Oops. We just said it. Rock isn't talking about the issue. But there are at least some people who think the comedian deserves at least a...
  • George Bush Hates Midgets!

    09/10/2005 2:14:27 PM PDT · by Kurt_D · 33 replies · 1,765+ views
    [...] Only an impish Chris Rock couldn't resist scaring producers, looking into the camera and saying, "George Bush hates midgets." "We've all heard the question," Rock said. "Why didn't these people just leave when they had the chance? But now we realize that not everybody can just jump into their SUVs and drive to a nice hotel. These people depend on public transportation and these people can't afford a nice hotel, because some of them work there. Now it's your chance to help them. [...]
  • Chris Rock on Telethon: 'George Bush Hates Midgets'... (BWAHAHAHAHA)

    09/10/2005 6:55:23 AM PDT · by LesbianThespianGymnasticMidget · 89 replies · 3,865+ views
    Chris Rock on Telethon: 'George Bush Hates Midgets'...
  • I could have sworn I heard another bush bash (vanity)

    09/09/2005 5:38:37 PM PDT · by paladinkc · 8 replies · 405+ views
    maybe it was just me but we just hopped into the shelter from the storm a concert for the gulf coast and I could have sworn I heard Chris Rock repeating the same thing that was said at another fundraiser that bush hates blacks, anyone out there that might be behind me in central time that saw that or anyone that saw the same thing?
  • Sing Sing was tough in the '30s

    05/26/2005 11:02:58 AM PDT · by JZelle · 34 replies · 1,134+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | 5-26-05 | Dan Daly
    Though I've yet to see the movie -- it opens nationwide tomorrow -- I suspect the remake of "The Longest Yard" features more (Chris) Rock than rock pile. Adam Sandler as an NFL quarterback-turned-convict? Not a whole lot of verite in that cinema. (At least Burt Reynolds, who had Sandler's role in the original film, played some college ball at Florida State.) So let me tell you about a real prison football team, just so you'll know the difference. Let me tell you about the team they had at Sing Sing from 1931 to '35. The Black Sheep, they called...
  • Boycott Chris Rock (2 new movies out)

    05/26/2005 4:13:36 AM PDT · by Jon Alvarez · 31 replies · 1,536+ views
    Chris Rock's view of patriotic Americans: "Weird white guys getting overly patriotic, with their f-ing flag hats on," Rock said. "I am not scared of al Qaeda, I am scare of f-ing al Cracker." Cracker: A derogatory term used to typically describe poor southern whites, sometimes used to refer to white slavemasters or overseers.
  • Dear President Rice: Please find a position for Chris Rock in '08

    03/27/2005 12:25:04 PM PST · by SmithL · 22 replies · 1,081+ views
    The Star (South Chicago) ^ | 3/27/5 | Michael Bowers
    Who should be president in 2016, after the lovely and brilliant Condi Rice has served her two terms in the White House and moved on to run the NFL? It's not too early to start thinking about this issue. I nominate Chris Rock. Seriously. Mr. Rock is a comic genius who brims over with common sense and basic decency. Also, he won't take any nonsense from France or the rest of the world's carpers. If you ask me, he's just what America will need in the next couple of decades. Granted, Rock's performance as host of the last Oscars was...
  • A land of Laws,Oscar Night 2005

    03/13/2005 9:46:36 PM PST · by Zivasmate · 27 replies · 683+ views
    American Spectator ^ | Mar.5, 2005 | Mark Steyn
    A LAND OF LAWS Oscar Night 2005 I wonder which Jude Law took more offence at on Oscar night: Chris Rock’s affable riff in his opening monologue — 'Whassup with this Jude Law guy? It’s like he’s in everything, man. He’s the hero, he’s the villain, he’s British, he’s American,’ etc., which has a grain of truth in it; or touchy Sean Penn’s portentous riposte to the throwaway gag later in the evening — some three hours later, but evidently it still rankled — that, au contraire, Jude Law was a great artist and we should honour him as such....
  • Beyond Beyonce: Why I Boycotted The Oscars-(profound critique of "Follywood's" self-absorption)

    03/11/2005 7:34:31 PM PST · by CHARLITE · 9 replies · 1,071+ views
    Well, I didn't exactly boycott the Oscars, that's a bit too grand. I merely didn't watch the show this year. It was the first time since I was 4 years old, when I dreamed of becoming an actress, that I didn't look forward to the awards in thrilled anticipation. A friend from DC emailed me the next morning. She wrote, "Okay you were right...the Oscars were really boring!" Then because I live and work in Hollywood, she then asked if I knew why Beyonce sang practically all of the nominated songs?" I admitted I hadn't attended any gossipy Oscar watching...
  • You can only Rock the Oscars so long - (Jim Pinkerton gets it!)

    03/02/2005 4:56:23 PM PST · by CHARLITE · 34 replies · 1,199+ views
    Rock's presence goosed the TV ratings a bit, but the long-term slide of the Academy Awards show mirrors the long-term slide of the movie industry itself. So did Williams resign from the show in protest? No, he went onstage with a piece of tape on his mouth, and then peeled it off, proceeding to play out the snipped-up script. Of course, everyone in the audience cheered Williams' pseudo-martrydom. In the words of Oscar observer Peggy Noonan, "false courage applauded by the falsely courageous." Indeed, the Academy Awards seemed to specialize in making political points in a politically correct code. The...
  • Chris Rock: The William F-ing Buckley of stand-up (Black Conservatives)

    03/01/2005 1:48:01 PM PST · by Destro · 36 replies · 1,806+ views
    slate.msn.com ^ | Thursday, Feb. 24, 2005, at 8:35 AM PT | John Swansburg
    Chris Rock The William F-ing Buckley of stand-up. By John Swansburg Thursday, Feb. 24, 2005 On Sunday night, Chris Rock is slotted to host the Academy Awards, to the displeasure of two people: Matt Drudge and Chris Rock. Drudge thinks Rock is dangerous. Rock wants people to think that he is. In two postings, Drudge warned that Rock's selection promised to throw the broadcast "into complete chaos." He hyperventilated about Rock's foul mouth—"One audio recording captures Rock firing off more than 35 F-words per minute!"—and told Fox's Hannity and Colmes that the comedian's off-color repertoire would tarnish the last remaining...
  • Tinseltown Values (Chris was a Rock of Gibraltar compared to the fakes he humored.)

    02/28/2005 11:34:18 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 25 replies · 1,691+ views
    The American Prowler ^ | 3/1/2005 | George Neumayr
    Self-important artiste-asses like Sean Penn laughed at Chris Rock's labored and unfunny GAP metaphor about President Bush's on-the-job incompetence but quickly stopped laughing when he mocked theirs. Most of you guys aren't real star actors, Rock said, just "popular people." To his credit Rock turned his corrosive cynicism on his smug patrons, treating them as a collection of bejeweled phonies and hacks. This was "mean-spirited," according to post-mortem criticism. But why is that any more mean-spirited than the bile Hollywood pours on Bush? A classless audience deserves a classless host. At least Chris Rock knows, unlike the Sean Penns, that...
  • The Annotated Chris Rock

    02/28/2005 5:19:40 PM PST · by MisterRepublican · 9 replies · 421+ views
    Protein Wisdom ^ | February 28, 2005 | Jeff Goldstein
    What follows is a portion of Chris Rock’s Oscar monologue, glossed for your convenience. **** When Bush got into office he had a surplus of money. Now there’s like a $70 trillion dollar deficit.ą Now, just imagine you worked at the Gap. [laughter] You’re closing out your register, and there’s $70 trillion dollars short. [laughter] The average person would get in trouble for something like that, right? Not Bush, no.˛ [laughter, applause] “He started a war,ł that’s cool, support the troops, he started a war. Now just imagine you worked at the Gap. [laughter]4 You’re $70 trillion behind on your...
  • Academy Awards TV Audience Down Slightly

    02/28/2005 1:49:18 PM PST · by West Coast Conservative · 32 replies · 747+ views
    AP ^ | Feb. 28, 2005 | DAVID BAUDER
    With comedian Chris Rock, the Academy Awards succeeded in its effort to find a younger audience — but perhaps at the expense of the country as a whole. A total of 41.5 million viewers tuned in Sunday to watch "Million Dollar Baby" take the Oscar for best picture. That's down 2 million from last year's show, which honored "The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King," according to Nielsen Media Research. ABC undoubtedly hoped for better, after preliminary figures released earlier Monday from the top 56 markets were the strongest they were in five years. The drop in...