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  • Khan made trips to Niger, Sudan

    02/23/2004 8:27:58 PM PST · by piasa · 14 replies · 1,072+ views
    The Times of India ^ | SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 2004 | CHIDANAND RAJGHATTA
    WASHINGTON: The famous African explorer Dr David Livingstone might have been impressed, even if the agenda was suspect. Pakistan’s disgraced nuclear proliferator-hero Abdul Qadeer Khan traversed the breadth of Africa in his hey day as a nuclear salesman , going to as romantic a getaway as Casablanca in Morocco and as remote an outpost as Timbuktu in Mali.   US officials might dearly like to get hold of Khan’s travel agent, or simply his itinerary, since he seems to have pretty much charted his own course during his profligate proliferating days. According to accounts now surfacing in the Pakistani media,...
  • Tom Hanks in race row over blacked-up man

    03/23/2012 5:00:11 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 31 replies · 2+ views
    Telegraph - UK ^ | March 23, 2012
    ......The two-minute clip shows Hanks hosting the castaway-themed auction in a room decorated to look like a jungle at the £18,000-a-year St Matthew’s Parish School in Pacific Palisades, California. As the blacked-up man takes the stage, Hanks quips that the Right-wing US commentator Bill O’Reilly, who has himself often been accused of racial insensitivity, has arrived....... ..........Hanks, who starred in the 2000 Hollywood film Castaway, recently narrated a 17-minute campaign video calling for President Barack Obama’s re-election. In response to the auction video, Niger Innis, of the Congress of Racial Equality, said: “I call upon President Obama, who has Tom...
  • The Presidential Pity Party is officially on

    03/22/2012 2:26:25 PM PDT · by Starman417 · 8 replies · 1+ views
    Flopping Aces ^ | 03-22-12 | DrJohn
    Tom Hanks has made a mockery of himself by participating in the Barack Obama ridicumentary "The Road Traveled." The single most ludicrous phrase, arguably ever, uttered by Hanks was "He would not dwell in blame" [VIDEO AT SITE] Never mind that the movie is an obsequious love story. It's also riddled with inaccuracies. Never mind that. "He would not dwell in blame."Good grief. It's ALL Obama does. Brit Hume wondered how Hanks could blather those words without coughing. Obama lives to blame. He revels in blaming others. A Google search for "Obama blames Bush" yields 4,400,000 hits. Curiously, the first...
  • Hollywood’s heartwarming paean to Barack Obama

    03/21/2012 11:17:25 AM PDT · by Starman417 · 5 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 03-21-12 | Vince
    I’ve just sat through the 17 minute homage to Barack Obama narrated by Tom Hanks. How is it possible that Barack Obama’s approval rating is even close to 50%? Why isn’t it 100%? According to Hanks, Barack Obama is the real deal. Fearless. Intrepid. Selfless. And most of all: Successful. Like Lincoln before him, the events of the day forced his hand and the resulting display of courage and skill showed the greatness of the man. Like most of what Hollywood creates, this movie is fiction, utterly devoid of a real connection to the real world. In reality, Barack Obama...
  • Tom Hanks, Glenn Frey in 2004 racial shocker: ‘Blackface,’ jokes at fundraising auction [VIDEO]

    03/20/2012 4:18:30 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 25 replies · 1+ views
    dailycaller.com ^ | 03/20/2012 | David Martosko
    Video footage obtained by The Daily Caller shows Hollywood screen legend Tom Hanks and Eagles musician Glenn Frey at a 2004 fundraising auction, playfully interacting with a white man dressed as an African native, complete with blackface makeup and a giant Afro wig. Hanks most recently provided the narration for ”The Road We’ve Traveled,” a 17-minute-long campaign video meant to help President Barack Obama win re-election in November. The fundraiser, held March 13, 2004 at St. Matthew’s Parish School in Pacific Palisades, Calif., featured Hanks and Frey as co-emcees. Children of both men attended the school. The event’s theme, “Castaways,”...
  • Obama Propaganda Doc Contains $25 Billion Error

    03/17/2012 5:01:41 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 10 replies · 1+ views
    breitbart.com ^ | March 17 2012 | John Nolte
    For those of you who don't know, Raw Story is an openly left-wing site. If the falsehood about GM repaying their bailout is so glaring that even a Raw Story feels compelled to point it out, some re-shoots might be in order. Hopefully, the doc's narrator, Tom Hanks, is available to record something closer to the truth this time. My guess is that he'll make time even if he is rushing into production a HBO "docu-drama" called "Mitt Romney's Three Wives" -- which at this point would surprise no one. Raw Story: The Obama 2012 campaign has released a short...
  • Extremely, incredibly exploitive (911 movie never mentions terrorism, islam, murder)

    01/19/2012 9:42:39 AM PST · by dead · 63 replies
    NY Post ^ | January 19, 2012 | ANDREA PEYSER
    Ten years after New York was hit by an unbearable act of savagery, the gloves have come off in Hollywood. A new movie genre has emerged that’s bound to dazzle and nauseate every breathing American... I’ll call it . . . 9/11 porn. Osama bin Laden would have loved this. The Internet and TV have been ablaze for a month with unavoidable advertisements for “Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close,” a movie that does for the monsters who brought down the World Trade Center what “Triumph of the Will” did for a guy named Adolf. ...it’s a tale about love, loss...
  • Bristol Palin Heckler: I'd Do It Again!

    09/23/2011 3:13:24 PM PDT · by jessduntno · 148 replies
    TMZ ^ | just now
    TMZ tracked down Bristol Palin's heckler -- the one who screamed, "Your mother's a whore!" at a West Hollywood bar last night, and he's not ashamed at all. Stephen Hanks is a 47-year old L.A. consultant who would not say what he consults on. He did, however, tell us this was not a setup. As for Hanks' thoughts on Bristol's comment -- jumping to what turns out to be the correct conclusion that he's gay -- he has more choice words for Sarah's little girl.
  • Hanks for the New Memories: A Look at the Skewed Mentality of Hollywood

    03/25/2010 6:42:43 PM PDT · by 1pitech · 20 replies · 785+ views
    Renew America ^ | 03-25-10 | Paul A. Ibbetson
    Some wonder how the Hollywood elite manage to make movies, build castles on prime real estate, fill their factory-sized garages with foreign sports cars, and still find the time to impress the great unwashed with their unequaled intelligence on political matters. As is often the case, sometimes it is best to stick with your day job.
  • Three weeks to save Hollywood sign (Only US$3 million needed - and Commiecare™ hasn't even hit yet)

    03/24/2010 9:59:20 PM PDT · by Libloather · 61 replies · 1,270+ views
    Big Pond News ^ | 3/25/10
    Three weeks to save Hollywood signThursday, March 25, 2010 » 03:22pm A conservation group says it has just three weeks to raise 3 million US dollars to save the iconic Hollywood sign from being razed by investors who want to build luxury houses on the site. Tim Ahern of the Trust for Public Land says they feel they have a good chance of doing that. The group needs to raise money to reach the 12.5 million US dollars needed to purchase the 55-hectare parcel of rugged land surrounding the sign from a Chicago-based consortium that has acquired rights to build...
  • Don Imus’s Take on ‘Tehran Tom’ Hanks: ‘Another Panty-wearing Liberal Dickweed’

    03/13/2010 1:01:26 PM PST · by 198ml · 21 replies · 1,251+ views
    Newsbusters ^ | 03/12/10 | Anthony Kang
    Don Imus, for one, is not surprised by Tom Hanks' recent comments calling WWII and the War on Terrorism racist crusades undertaken by the United States. First brought to his attention by "Imus in the Morning" producer Bernard McGuirk on the show, the remarks were news to the host - just not shocking news. "Oh darn, what a surprise. We have another panty-wearing liberal dickweed from Hollywood - of course!" Imus told McGuirk. McGuirk dubbed Hanks "Tehran Tom" for remarks the actor made March 5 on-set of MSNBC to promote "The Pacific," the HBO mini-series he helped produce.
  • Is Tom Hanks Unhinged?

    03/12/2010 10:10:56 AM PST · by AJKauf · 183 replies · 3,674+ views
    Pajamas Media ^ | March 11 | Victor Davis Hanson
    Much has been written of the recent Tom Hanks remarks to Douglas Brinkley in a Time magazine interview about his upcoming HBO series on World War II in the Pacific. Here is the explosive excerpt that is making the rounds today. “Back in World War II, we viewed the Japanese as ‘yellow, slant-eyed dogs’ that believed in different gods. They were out to kill us because our way of living was different. We, in turn, wanted to annihilate them because they were different. Does that sound familiar, by any chance, to what’s going on today?” Hanks may not have been...
  • Don Imus’s Take on ‘Tehran Tom’ Hanks: ‘another panty-wearing liberal dickweed’

    03/12/2010 11:55:21 AM PST · by 198ml · 98 replies · 2,548+ views
    Newsbusters ^ | 03/12/10 | Anthony Kang
    Don Imus, for one, is not surprised by Tom Hanks' recent comments calling WWII and the War on Terrorism racist crusades undertaken by the United States. First brought to his attention by "Imus in the Morning" producer Bernard McGuirk on the show, the remarks were news to the host - just not shocking news. "Oh darn, what a surprise. We have another panty-wearing liberal dickweed from Hollywood - of course!" Imus told McGuirk.
  • HBO's "The Pacific" Trailer

    09/29/2009 8:07:56 PM PDT · by Saije · 39 replies · 1,563+ views
    HBO ^ | 9/17/2009 | HBO
    Trailer for "The Pacific", the HBO series on the war in the Pacific during WWII
  • Tom Hanks Will Decide Who’s Un-American

    01/16/2009 9:33:55 PM PST · by melt · 53 replies · 2,484+ views
    breitbart.com ^ | 1/16/09 | Don Surber
    It was two degrees this morning when I left Poca, West Virginia, for work at six. But that was not as cold as I felt after reading this at noon on the Fox News site: “Tom Hanks Says Mormon Supporters of Proposition 8 ‘Un-American’.” Now I am willing to sacrifice my life, if necessary, to defend his right to spew whatever vile, hateful, ignorant, demented, loathsome, ugly and foolish remarks he may make. But I also reserve my right to call his remarks vile, hateful, ignorant, demented, loathsome, ugly and foolish. Readers can decide for themselves whether what he said...
  • Hanks, Dern Diss Prop 8 and Palin at Globes

    Heath Ledger's win wasn't the only thing that got stars emotional backstage at the Globes Prop 8 did it, too! "It's un-American," Tom Hanks, who nabbed a Globe for producing the terribly popular John Adams, told me. I asked Hanks, one of the Biz's most politically astute members, why he thought the gay-marriage-banning proposition had passed, helped largely by huge sums of media money funneled through the pro-Prop 8 Mormon church. "You put some good commercials on the air," deadpanned (accurately) the two-time Oscar winner, "you can convince anybody of anything."
  • HBO's "The Pacific" Teaser Trailer Shown on Australian TV (See Link)

    01/02/2009 3:05:48 PM PST · by Pyro7480 · 11 replies · 4,257+ views
    IMDB ^ | 1/2/2008 | "kp73"
    A promo for the pacific aired on Australian TV last night (channel 7 Brisbane) after the fireworks. It was a short clip a beach landing, close ups of some of the main characters, lots of explosions and shots of young soldiers looking terrified before hitting the beach, very intense. Can't wait to see it. Just found the clip at http://whatsonthetube.net/2009/01/01/coming-to-seven-in-%e2%80%9909/Scroll down a bit and it starts at 3:00 (timer counts down) Enjoy!
  • Tom Hanks endorses Barack Obama

    05/04/2008 8:14:55 AM PDT · by melt · 55 replies · 114+ views
    L A Times ^ | 5/4/08 | L A Times
    In an obvious attempt to be ignored for a while, Tom Hanks with no fanfare, news release or hoopla, late tonight put up a video on his MySpace page endorsing Illinois Sen. Barack Obama for president. Had it come on, say, a Monday morning, the endorsement by the popular and widely-respected Hanks would have caused seismic shifts on those rock shelves that underlie Hollywood and promise to slide the place into the ocean someday. Thanks to The Times' dauntless Tina Daunt, The Ticket, however, is right on top of this major international political story. "BEWARE," says the headline on Hanks'...
  • "Da Vinci Code" takes in $750 million

    08/16/2006 1:50:18 PM PDT · by dpwiener · 57 replies · 1,352+ views
    BoxOfficeMojo.com ^ | August 16, 2006 | Brandon Gray
              > ALL TIME BOX OFFICE         WORLDWIDE GROSSES #1-100 - #101-200 - #201-300 - #301-302(in millions) Rank Title Studio Worldwide Domestic / % Overseas / % Year 21 The Da Vinci Code Sony $750.0 $217.3 29.0% $532.7 71.0% 2006 22 The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe BV $744.8 $291.7 39.2% $453.1 60.8% 2005
  • "Da Vinci Code" unlocks $224 mln in world sales

    05/21/2006 1:11:45 PM PDT · by Mr. Blonde · 13 replies · 465+ views
    All the protests and all the bad reviews could not prevent "The Da Vinci Code" from recording a $224 million worldwide opening, the second-biggest debut ever at the global box office, its distributor said on Sunday. The controversial adaptation of Dan Brown's best-selling novel, the story of a Vatican cover-up involving Jesus Christ and his supposed offspring, sold about $77 million worth of tickets at movie theaters in the United States and Canada during its first three days, according to Columbia Pictures. Box-office watchers had predicted a North American opening of between $50 million and $80 million for the most...
  • Combating the big lie: Defending the Bible from 'The Da Vinci Code'

    05/19/2006 3:52:41 PM PDT · by Simi Valley Tom · 32 replies · 922+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | May 19, 2006 | By Dr. Ted Baehr
    Editor's note: Dr. Tom Snyder contributed to this column. Dr. Ted Baehr is founder and publisher of MOVIEGUIDE®: A Family Guide to Movies and Entertainment and founder and chairman of the Christian Film & Television Commission. Dr. Tom Snyder is editor of MOVIEGUIDE®. © 2006 WorldNetDaily.com "The First Amendment provides for the separation of Church and State." "The Founding Fathers were all deists." "America is a racist country." "Cuba is a worker's paradise." "The Bible is contradictory." "Jesus Christ didn't die on the Cross." "The religious right in America wants to establish a totalitarian theocracy." "Modern homo sapiens are descended...
  • Why Should We Stop THE DA VINCI CODE?

    05/19/2006 9:53:45 AM PDT · by Simi Valley Tom · 230 replies · 2,968+ views
    Movieguide® ^ | May 19, 2006 | Dr. Ted Baehr
    War on Christianity has been declared. On which side of the battle line will you stand? The movie version of Dan Brown's book, THE DA VINCI CODE, is now in theaters. Although the movie significantly waters down the unrelenting, anti-Christian attacks and virulent paganism and goddess worship of the novel, it promotes the book and contains enough falsehoods and scurrilous conjecture to distort the truth about Jesus Christ, the Bible, Christianity, and God. That, coupled with the book’s popularity and some Christians’ ignorance about their faith, leads us to believe that the movie, and the attention it draws, will increase...
  • Tom Hanks Provokes Catholics’ Ire (Da Vinci Code)

    05/12/2006 5:21:36 PM PDT · by Pyro7480 · 13 replies · 795+ views
    American TFP ^ | May 2006 | n/a
    Tom Hanks Provokes Catholics’ Ire As if starring in one of the highest profile blasphemies of history was not enough, The Da Vinci Code star Tom Hanks has added insult to injury with a blasphemous skit on NBC’s “Saturday Night Live,” on May 6. During the show’s beginning monologue, cast members dressed as clergymen and “clergywomen” reportedly derided Mr. Hanks for starring in The Da Vinci Code and threatened him with eternal damnation. The blasphemous parody escalated as actor Jason Sudeikis appeared dressed as “Jesus Christ,” saying that he forgave Mr. Hanks. Mr. Hanks responded, “So you have seen the...
  • The Da Vinci Code, Christianity and the Bible

    04/28/2006 6:35:21 PM PDT · by DouglasKC · 58 replies · 844+ views
    Good News Magazine ^ | April 2006 | Don Hooser
    The Da Vinci Code, Christianity and the Bible The Da Vinci Code has sold more than 40 million copies and has been made into a major movie. But how much of the story is fact and how much is fabrication? And how important is it for you to know? by Don Hooser The Da Vinci Code is a fictional thriller that is supposed to be set against a backdrop of real history. But how much of its "history" is actually true? The timeless and perfect standard of historicity and truth is the Bible. It contains true history—God's flawless account of...
  • The DaVinci Code Movie--in a nutshell

    11/29/2005 10:17:36 PM PST · by Keli Kilohana · 49 replies · 3,698+ views
    Zarr Chasm Chronical [sic] | Nov. 30, 2005 | Keli_Kilohana
    Dan Brown’s novel, The DaVinci Code, is now a movie starring Tom Hanks and directed by Ron Howard. According to Brown, Jesus married Mary Magdalene, a fallen woman, had a son who moved to Gaul and fathered Frenchmen. Voile! Mary Magdalene is the chalice which contained the blood(line) of Christ. Oi vey! Proof? DaVinci’s painting, The Last Supper, of course! (The John portrayed by Leonardo is not a John but a Mary! Holy switcheroo!) According to Brown, an international religious cabal known as Opus Dei works desperately to keep the facts about this chalice and child secret. (One can’t blame...
  • Da Vinci Code to be filmed in Cathedral

    08/16/2005 3:32:37 PM PDT · by blues-train · 35 replies · 768+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | 16 August 2005 | Daily Mail reporter
    When he walks on to a movie set, he usually gets star treatment. But as Tom Hanks arrived at Lincoln Cathedral yesterday, he found himself somewhat upstaged. A handful of protesters were making their feelings known about the decision to film scenes from The Da Vinci Code in the historic building. Led by a Catholic nun, Sister Mary Michael, they claimed the movie, based on the bestselling novel by Dan Brown, should be filmed elsewhere. She led a 12-hour prayer vigil to push the message home. The controversial thriller is the story of a Vatican conspiracy to suppress the supposed...
  • Nun upstages star Hanks

    08/16/2005 7:47:11 AM PDT · by reallygone · 141 replies · 3,235+ views
    London Evening Standard ^ | 8/15/2005 | reallygone
    "When he walks on to a movie set, he usually gets star treatment. But as Tom Hanks arrived at Lincoln Cathedral yesterday, he found himself somewhat upstaged. A handful of protesters were making their feelings known about the decision to film scenes from The Da Vinci Code in the historic building. Led by a Catholic nun, Sister Mary Michael, they claimed the movie, based on the bestselling novel by Dan Brown, should be filmed elsewhere. She led a 12-hour prayer vigil to push the message home."
  • Deep Throat Family Cuts Publishing, Film Pacts

    06/16/2005 6:44:08 AM PDT · by Mike Bates · 17 replies · 883+ views
    Washington Post ^ | 6/16/2005 | Bob Thompson
    Deep Throat has a book deal and a movie deal, and he could end up being played by Tom Hanks. The family of 91-year-old W. Mark Felt, who revealed his role as The Washington Post's key Watergate source two weeks ago, has chosen PublicAffairs Books to publish a combination of autobiography and biography, publisher and CEO Peter Osnos said last night. Osnos said that Universal Pictures has optioned Felt's life story and the book for a movie to be developed by Hanks's production company, Playtone. He said the book will blend Felt's own writing about his life, including his out-of-print...
  • MOORE: DRAFT HANKS

    01/06/2005 1:35:58 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 56 replies · 1,636+ views
    The New York Post ^ | January 6, 2005 | Richard Johnson
    MICHAEL Moore had a burning question for the left-leaning lot gathered at the Plaza Athenee yesterday to fete "Fahrenheit 9/11," which won the New York Film Critics Circle Award for Best Non-Fiction film: "Who is our Arnold?," Moore mused. "When are we going to not be embarrassed of asking that question? When are we going to get sick of losing? The And who would Moore's Democratic dream candidate be? "I always ask this question: 'Who wouldn't vote for Tom Hanks?'
  • Big Kerry Contributor Takes A Financial Bath On "Polar Express"

    11/15/2004 6:33:49 AM PST · by FrankRepublican · 94 replies · 3,726+ views
    Wall Street Journal | 11-15-2004 | Merissa Marr
    There is now link but in today's Wall Street Journal on page B1 there is a story on the Tom Hank's movie "Polar Express" which is turning into a mega bomb. The reviews have been pretty awful. The film cost $170 million plus $125 million in distribution costs and has sold about $23.5 million. It will probably start disappearing from the theaters soon. Time Warner was lucky that they offloaded half of the project's marketing and production budget ($62.5 million) on Steven Bing. Bing is a multi-millioanire and real estate heir. He also funded Kerry's 527 to a tune of...