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  • Venezuela and Hollywood; Axis of Stupidity

    02/19/2014 10:43:48 AM PST · by Starman417 · 8 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 02-18-14 | DrJohn
    Sean Penn is an idiot. But you knew that. There are more idiots in Hollywood. But you knew that too. Here is a who's who of Hollywood idiots who were supporters of Hugo Chavez. Oliver Stone, Danny Glover, Kevin Spacey, Harry Belafonte and Don King. Belafonte has claimed that millions of Americans support Chavez. Of Chavez government King once said "To see what is happening here makes me feel good all over." If only someone would shove a microphone up his in his face and in the faces of all these idiots and see what they have to say about...
  • Pa. GOP committee unanimously endorses Corbett-Cawley ticket for governor (BUT........)

    02/03/2014 3:48:52 AM PST · by Nextrush · 28 replies
    pennlive.com ^ | 2/1/2014 | Robert J. Vickers
    Bathing in the expected unanimous endorsement of the Pennsylvania Republican State Committee, Gov. Tom Corbett delivered a pragmatic acceptance speech Saturday touting his fiscal management and avoiding social issues that have landed him in hot water in the past...... But the unanimous endorse masked what one dissenter described as "a Tsunami of discontent" within state GOP ranks. Montgomery County tea party activist Bob Guzzardi, who lingered outside of the main hall, is Corbett's sole challenger for the party nomination. Guzzardi acknowledged he is a dark horse in the race and even admitted he didn't expect to be included in any...
  • MSU Prof ‘Relieved Of Duty’ After Verbal Attack On Republicans ( Next Ward Churchill ? )

    09/06/2013 8:41:02 AM PDT · by george76 · 32 replies
    WWJ ^ | September 5, 2013
    The Michigan Republican Party called the remarks political intimidation against students. ... “This is a public institution, funded by taxpayers, and this type of bullying is inexcusable. ” … By bringing his personal views into the classroom, Penn has directly isolated and threatened young Republicans into silence. His use of political intimidation is shameful and should not be tolerated.” Penn’s remarks were captured on video by a student and posted online by Campus Reform,
  • Sex on Campus: She Can Play That Game, Too

    07/13/2013 8:24:15 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 66 replies
    New York Times ^ | July 12, 2013 | Kate Taylor
    At 11 on a weeknight earlier this year, her work finished, a slim, pretty junior at the University of Pennsylvania did what she often does when she has a little free time. She texted her regular hookup — the guy she is sleeping with but not dating. What was he up to? He texted back: Come over. So she did. They watched a little TV, had sex and went to sleep. Their relationship, she noted, is not about the meeting of two souls. “We don’t really like each other in person, sober,” she said, adding that “we literally can’t sit...
  • Prosecution Reconstructs Abortion Clinic in Court for Gosnell Murder Trial

    03/21/2013 10:23:47 AM PDT · by Morgana · 5 replies
    Life News ^ | Cheryl Sullenger
    A macabre drama is unfolding in a Philadelphia court room as testimony is now underway in one of the most horrific serial killer cases in U.S. history. On trial for eight counts of murder and a host of other criminal charges is late-term abortionist Kermit Gosnell, who is accused of birthing viable late-term babies alive, then snipping their spinal cords with scissors amidst appallingly squalid conditions. Since Judge Jeffrey P. Minehart ruled that prosecutors could not take the jury to see the squalor that has been preserved at Gosnell’s West Philadelphia abortion clinic, prosecutors have set up a replica of...
  • Suit: Pa. Child Molester Should Buy Victim's House

    03/21/2013 10:06:29 AM PDT · by Morgana · 6 replies
    ABC ^ | AP
    <p>The parents of a young Pennsylvania girl who was sexually molested by their neighbor have sued the man in a bid to force him to buy their house.</p>
  • Sean Penn In Venezuela To Mourn "Friend" Hugo Chavez

    03/08/2013 5:47:14 PM PST · by Biggirl · 21 replies
    http://www.latimes.com/ ^ | March 8, 2013 | Emily Alpert
    The mourners lamenting the death of late Venezuelan leader Hugo Chavez included the presidents of Iran and Cuba, a Spanish prince and a man that Chavez himself once floated as a possible American ambassador to Venezuela: Hollywood actor Sean Penn. Penn flew to Caracas for the Friday funeral, where he was filmed among the mourning crowd. Earlier this week, he called Chavez “a great hero to the majority of his people.”
  • Sean Penn On Hugo Chavez's Death: "I Lost A Friend" (Barf Alert)

    03/06/2013 6:40:06 AM PST · by Biggirl · 22 replies
    http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/ ^ | March 6, 2013 | Rebecca Ford
    The controversial leader had a slew of Hollywood heavyweights supporting him throughout his reign, with the most vocal two being actor Sean Penn and filmmaker Oliver Stone. "Today the people of the United States lost a friend it never knew it had. And poor people around the world lost a champion," says Penn in a statement to The Hollywood Reporter. "I lost a friend I was blessed to have. My thoughts are with the family of President Chavez and the people of Venezuela."
  • Wife kills member of Penn's '79 Final Four team

    02/12/2013 2:32:39 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 22 replies
    Comcast Sports ^ | February 12, 2013,
    A member of the University of Pennsylvania's 1979 Final Four team was fatally stabbed by his wife, who told police she had caught him looking at child pornography, according to court documents. Matthew White was found stabbed in the neck around 12:45 p.m. Monday in bed at his home, police said, and was pronounced dead a short time later. An officer responding to the home for a report of a stabbing found White's wife, Maria Rey Garcia-Pellon, as she pulled into the driveway, authorities said. As she was being taken into custody, according to a police affidavit, she said, "I...
  • 5-Year-Old Found Safe Was Blindfolded by Abductor: Victim's Mom

    01/15/2013 11:04:54 AM PST · by Morgana · 15 replies
    NBC10 ^ | 1.15.2013 | Kelly Bayliss
    The missing 5-year-old girl who was snatched from a Cobbs Creek school Monday was found safe in Delaware County overnight. The victim was found on a playground on 69th Street by a good samaritan, wet, wearing only a T-shirt, according to Police Superintendent Michael Chitwood. "This morning around 4:40 [a.m.] a fellow on his way to work heard screams for help, he was walking, he goes over to a playground area and finds a little girl hiding underneath the jungle gym," Chitwood told NBC10's Tim Furlong. The man immediately called police. Police tell NBC10 that she told them she was...
  • 'He's treated like the worst of the worst': Sandusky put on hard routine...

    12/09/2012 12:09:00 PM PST · by Morgana · 45 replies
    mail online ^ | 12.9.2012 | mail online
    FULL TITLE: 'He's treated like the worst of the worst': Sandusky put on hard routine and separated from other inmates for his own protection Serial child sex offender Jerry Sandusky lives under tight restrictions in prison for his own safety, it has been revealed. The former Penn State coach is on hard routine after he asked for more prison privileges and then received threats from inmates. 'He is being housed in the appropriate facility in order to assure his safety,' said Susan McNaughton, press secretary for the Pennsylvania state Department of Corrections. She responded to questions from Reuters after one...
  • Dottie Sandusky in letter to judge: 'Jerry is not the monster everyone is making him out to be'

    10/11/2012 12:02:26 PM PDT · by Morgana · 19 replies
    PMSNBC ^ | 10.11.2012 | NBC staff
    The Common Pleas Court in McKean County, Pa., has released a letter that Dottie Sandusky wrote to Judge John Cleland after her husband, former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky, was convicted on 45 counts of child sex abuse and before he was sentenced to 30 to 60 years for those crimes. Dottie Sandusky attended the sentencing Tuesday for her husband, who was defensive coordinator and for many years the presumed heir-apparent to legendary Penn State football coach Joe Paterno. The case shook the university, resulting in the firing of Paterno and the departure of the president and other...
  • Self-described child prostitute connects Jerry Sandusky to Poly Prep sex abuse scandal...

    09/20/2012 12:18:46 AM PDT · by ruralvoter · 3 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 9/19/12 | Christian Red
    A Philadelphia man who claims to have been paid to have sex with former Poly Prep football coach Phil Foglietta in 1979 as part of an alleged pedophile ring that included Jerry Sandusky sent an email to several Poly Prep officials Monday - including current headmaster David Harman - detailing the explosive allegation. Greg Bucceroni, 48, was a teenager when he said he met Foglietta at a Second Mile fund-raiser near State College, Pa. The Second Mile organization, which helped at-risk youths, was founded in 1977 by Sandusky, the former Penn State football coach who was convicted on 45 counts...
  • Lawyer: Sandusky upset over Penn State sanctions (perp is distraught)

    08/01/2012 4:25:23 PM PDT · by Libloather · 15 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 8/01/12 | MARK SCOLFORO
    Lawyer: Sandusky upset over Penn State sanctionsBy MARK SCOLFORO | The Associated Press – 43 minutes ago HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- Jerry Sandusky is distraught over the NCAA penalties issued to Penn State's football program for the school's handling of his child sexual abuse scandal and maintains his innocence as he awaits sentencing, his defense lawyer said Wednesday. Attorney Joe Amendola told The Associated Press in a phone interview that Sandusky told him that even if people believe he is guilty of the crimes for which he was convicted in June, it would be ''ridiculous'' to think Penn State administrators...
  • Jury selected in Sandusky child sex abuse case has ties to Penn State

    06/07/2012 5:02:36 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 16 replies
    Fox News ^ | 6-6-2012 | AP
    BELLEFONTE, Pa. – A jury dominated by people with Penn State loyalties was selected Wednesday to decide Jerry Sandusky's fate in the child sexual abuse scandal that rocked the university and led to football coach Joe Paterno's downfall. The seven women and five men who will hear opening statements on Monday include an engineering administrative assistant at Penn State, a dance teacher in the continuing education program and a professor who has been on the faculty for 24 years. Also: a Penn State senior, a retired soil sciences professor with 37 years at the university, a man with bachelor's and...
  • Pride of Britain: Falkland Islanders stage 4x4 convoy to tell Sean Penn where to stick his views

    02/17/2012 2:10:17 PM PST · by C19fan · 39 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | February 17, 2012 | Lee Moran
    The Falkland Islands put on a show of strength against Argentine aggression and outspoken left-wing Hollywood actor Sean Penn - with a mile-long convoy of 4x4s. Dozens of Union Flag-waving Falklanders snaked their way out of the capital Stanley yesterday afternoon in a patriotic blur of red, white and blue. The procession, which looked at times like a summer carnival parade, is unlikely to scare Argentina into not launching an attack on the dispute archipelago. It is also doubtful it will force Penn, who has consistently backed Argentina in recent days, to keep his mouth shut. But it does act...
  • Shut up, Sean! Now big mouth Penn tells us we have NO right to send William to the Falklands

    02/15/2012 11:00:08 AM PST · by C19fan · 11 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | February 15, 2012 | Gerard Couzens
    Hollywood actor Sean Penn has criticised Prince William's deployment to the Falklands in a second attack on Britain in two days. Madonna's ex-husband was condemned as 'moronic' by Tory MP and former Army officer Patrick Mercer yesterday for claiming Britain's continuing hold on the Falklands was 'colonialist, ludicrous and archaic'. But the left-leaning actor showed he cannot keep his mouth shut over the islands by accusing the UK of 'insensitivity' for posting William to the disputed South Atlantic territory and labelling Britain a colonial dinosaur for the second day running.
  • Finally: Actress tells Sean Penn he’s a ‘communist a--hole’ [VIDEO]

    12/20/2011 2:34:50 PM PST · by mandaladon · 40 replies · 1+ views
    The Daily Caller ^ | 20 Dec 2011 | Chris Bedford
    <p>While waiting to collect her mother’s luggage at LAX, actress Maria Conchita Alonso confronted vocal Hugo Chavez supporter Sean Penn, calling him “a communist asshole,” WMAL reports.</p> <p>Conchita Alonso — known for her role in “The Running Man” and “Predator 2,” and who once acted in a 1988 film with Penn — had previously written an open letter criticizing him for his support for the Venezuelan dictator. Spotting the actor, who was also waiting for lost luggage, she approached him. When the “Milk” star recognized her, his smile disappeared: He told her he didn’t want to talk to her and accussed her brother of trying to assassinate Chavez.</p>
  • Actress Confronts Sean Penn Over His Support for Chavez: ‘You Are a Communist A**Hole!’

    12/19/2011 6:05:36 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 73 replies · 1+ views
    The Blaze ^ | Dec. 19, 2011 | Tiffany Gabbay
    Cuban-born, Venezuelan-raised actress Maria Conchita Alonso and actor Sean Penn had a contentious exchange at Los Angeles International airport recently, in which Alonso called Penn a “communist a**hole“ and Penn called Alonso a ”pig.” Over a year and a half after Alonso penned an open letter to Penn asking him why he supports socialist Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, the two met up serendipitously (or not so) at LAX while both were waiting to claim lost luggage. Alonso, who starred alongside Penn in the 1988 film “Colors,” described the exchange to Steve Malzberg on WMAL. “I go ‘Hello,’ and he smiles...
  • Maria Conchita Alonzo Confronts Sean Penn Over His Support for Chavez

    12/19/2011 5:15:15 PM PST · by Nachum · 7 replies
    Gulag Bound ^ | 12/19/11 | Terresa Monroe-Hamilton
    Interview over a confrontation at the Airport where she has words with Sean Penn. Audio at link.
  • Dr. Feelgood, USA

    12/01/2011 8:46:00 AM PST · by Academiadotorg · 1 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | November 30, 2011 | Malcolm A. Kline
    “Presidential appointees,” Betsy McCaughey wrote in her 2010 pamphlet, Obama Health Law: What it says and how to overturn it (Encounter Books). “will decide what insurance plans cover, how much leeway your doctor will have, and what seniors get under Medicare.” “Chief among these advisors is Dr. Ezekial Emanuel, brother of White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel.” Since McCaughey, a former lieutenant governor of New York, typed those words, Rahm Emanuel has become mayor of Chicago while his brother has landed at the University of Pennsylvania where he serves as vice-provost and professor. “Dr. Emanuel has already been appointed...
  • Penn State sex abuse victim bullied out of school

    One of victims accusing Jerry Sandusky the former Penn State football coach has been bullied out of school, pennlive.com reports, citing the teen’s psychologist. Students blame the 17-year-old high school senior - identified as Victim 1 in the grand jury report - for the university’s firing of legendary football coach Joe Paterno, psychologist Mike Gillum told the site. Watch the video to see In Session contributor Sara Ganim discussing the bullying Victim 1 has endured.
  • Rush Limbaugh Exposes the Elephant in the Closet

    11/21/2011 11:58:28 AM PST · by servo1969 · 142 replies · 1+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | 11/21/2011 | Michael Brown
    Rush Limbaugh has now confirmed what I wrote last week, explaining to a caller on Friday, November 18th that the elephant in the room in the Penn State scandal was that the alleged pedophile acts committed by Jerry Sandusky were homosexual in nature. So much for those who scorned the suggestion, and kudos to Rush for speaking his mind. Here’s the relevant background. On November 15th, two of my articles were posted online, “The Pedophile Elephant in the Gay Activist Closet” and “What Could End Rush Limbaugh’s Career?” In the first article I stated that, “I personally believe that the...
  • Illegal Alien Arrested For Double Stabbing In Yates County (previously deported 4 times)

    11/21/2011 7:47:51 AM PST · by Behind Liberal Lines · 25 replies
    Penn Yan, N.Y. – An illegal alien was tracked by K9 units after allegedly stabbing two people at a home north of Penn Yan on Route 14 Sunday.... Maximo Tenango, 30, was located and arrested about a mile from the scene, less than four hours after the stabbings. The victims were treated at Geneva General Hospital for non life-threatening injuries. Tenango, who had previously been deported four times, is in the Yates County Jail in lieu of $25,000 bail. In addition to assault charges, he faces illegal entry charges.
  • Personal morality and responsibility (McQueary)

    11/19/2011 12:24:59 AM PST · by servo1969 · 9 replies · 1+ views
    Bookwormroom.com ^ | Nov 18 2011 | Bookworm
    11B40 asked a good question, which is why I’m so focused on McQueary, when it was Sandusky who committed the crime. It’s because I have no fellow feeling with Sandusky who, if the allegations are true, is a perverted monster. I therefore don’t need to analyze my behavior or parenting decisions with regard to his conduct. McQueary, however, is Everyman. Each of us could be in his shoes. McQueary’s response to a horrible, unexpected situation wasn’t perverse or illegal. Instead, it was just the lowest common denominator of acceptable behavior that an ordinary human could commit. I have within me...
  • Sandusky, the Homosexual Pedophile Monster

    11/15/2011 3:20:20 AM PST · by scottfactor · 84 replies
    scottfactor.com ^ | 11/15/2011 | gina miller
    The astonishing news in the past couple of weeks out of State College, Pennsylvania has left America reeling. It is not so much that a monster like former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky would do the atrocious things he reportedly did to at least 8 boys, but that it appears a massive cover-up allowed him to continue his detestable treatment of those poor kids who were under his “care.” Sandusky is charged with 40 criminal counts, 21 of them felonies, relating to sexual assault on at least 8 boys, some possibly as young as 7 or 8 years...
  • Jerry Sandusky's daughter-in-law gets restraining order....

    FULL TITLE: "Jerry Sandusky's daughter-in-law gets restraining order to keep Penn State 'paedophile' away from grandchildren" Jerry Sandusky's former daughter-in-law has obtained a legal order barring the ex-Penn State coach from seeing three of his grandchildren. Jill Jones, who was once married to Matt Sandusky, went to court to stop the accused paedophile from having access to their two daughters, aged nine and seven, and one son, aged five, according to documents. A Grand Jury indictment alleges Sandusky, 67, sexually abused eight boys, some as young as seven, over a 15-year period. He denies the allegations. After hearing the horrific...
  • Penn State's Sex-abuse Scandal Far From Unique

    11/13/2011 9:14:37 AM PST · by Paladins Prayer · 46 replies
    The New American ^ | Friday, 11 November 2011 | Selwyn Duke
    The Penn State University sex-abuse scandal certainly seems unique. College-football defensive coordinator Jerry Sandusky (shown at left) could have been investigated as early as 1995 for abusing young boys, but instead was allowed to commit his crimes for another 10 years. School athletic director Tim Curley and senior vice president for business and finance Gary Schultz face charges of lying to a grand jury investigating Sandusky, and university president Graham Spanier has been fired. And even more headline-grabbing, famed head football coach Joe Paterno has also been discharged. While not accused of any criminally actionable behavior, the gridiron legend is...
  • Penn State; What Is Wisdom Crying Out?

    Wisdom crieth without; she uttereth her voice in the streets: She crieth in the chief place of concourse, in the openings of the gates: in the city she uttereth her words, saying, How long, ye simple ones, will ye love simplicity? and the scorners delight in their scorning, and fools hate knowledge? Turn you at my reproof: behold, I will pour out my spirit unto you, I will make known my words unto you.(Proverbs 1:20-23)It is my belief that to those who have ears to hear, God himself is crying out to our generation through the ongoing stream of news...
  • 'Multiple Threats' Sideline Penn State Coach Who Witnessed Alleged Child Sexual Assault

    11/11/2011 5:50:57 AM PST · by servo1969 · 129 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | November 11, 2011 | Associated Press
    STATE COLLEGE, Pa. – Penn State assistant coach Mike McQueary will miss Saturday's game against Nebraska after the school said he received "multiple threats." McQueary testified in a grand jury investigation that eventually led to child sex-abuse charges being filed against former defensive coordinator Jerry Sandusky. The ensuing scandal brought down longtime coach Joe Paterno, who was fired by the university on Wednesday amid growing criticism that he should have done more to stop the alleged abuse. McQueary, who testified that he saw Sandusky sodomizing a boy in the shower, encountered similar scrutiny. The university's athletic department released a one-line...
  • And You Thought the Penn State Sex Abuse Scandal Couldn't Get Any Worse!

    11/10/2011 6:16:37 AM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 84 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | November 10, 2011 | Reaganite Republican
    Jerry Sandusky: the flags were there all along The list of enablers seems to grow by the minute... the beloved JoePa may now even face charges himself for not reporting Sandusky.  Then there's the crimes themselves: suffice to say, the kind that get you killed your first week in prison. What an unmitigated nightmare for sleepy State College, Pa, the entire NCAA, and above all the victims.  But the sad fact this case could get a whole lot uglier... Obviously there's more questions than answers at this point: like how the wife, family, and Penn State associates of Jerry Sandusky all...
  • I don't know, so I'm an atheist libertarian

    08/18/2011 6:40:21 AM PDT · by Haiku Guy · 51 replies
    CNN Opinion ^ | 8/16/11 | Penn Jillette
    I try to claim that I was friends with the genius Richard Feynman... (snip) Last week I was interviewed for Piers Morgan's show (which used to be Larry King's show). Piers beat me up a bit for being an atheist (that's his job) and then beat me up a bit for being a libertarian (also his job). He did this by asking me impossible questions, questions that none of us, Harold, Richard, me, (or Piers), could ever answer. He started with "How did you get here?" and I started talking about my road to showbiz and atheism and he interrupted...
  • Life's Big Questions: Penn Jillette, 'God, No!,' at Lisner Auditorium

    08/17/2011 11:20:58 AM PDT · by smokingfrog · 22 replies
    expressnightout.com ^ | 16 Aug 2011 | Christopher Porter
    Penn Jillette is fond of Christians. Despite the title of his new book, "God, No! Signs You May Already Be an Atheist and Other Magical Tales," the talky half of the magic-comedy duo Penn & Teller finds those who follow Jesus to have compassion. "If you say bad things about them, they won't kill you — which is all I require out of people I share the planet with," Jillette says. "The fact that I attack Christians is, in a lot of ways, showing how much I trust them." "God, No!" is filled with hilarious stories from Jillette's life, each...
  • Penn Jillette says he's glad Tenn. lost Miss USA

    06/21/2011 6:01:01 PM PDT · by xjcsa · 55 replies
    Magician and Miss USA judge Penn Jillette says he's happy a pageant queen from Tennessee lost to Miss California USA Alyssa Campanella because her onstage answer to a question about burning Qurans ran afoul of the First Amendment. [snip] Durham responded to a question about whether burning religious items should be afforded the same constitutional protections as flag burning by saying it crossed a line and shouldn't be allowed.
  • Guillen defends criticism of Sean Penn

    Chicago White Sox manager Ozzie Guillen took to Twitter Monday to defend his slamming of actor Sean Penn, an advocate of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez. Guillen, a Venezuela native, criticized Penn for his Huffington Post column last week in which the actor said the socialist leader was not a dictator. The Oscar winner added that the US Government was lying about Chavez and said calling him a dictator is "defamation, not only to President Chavez, but also to the majority of Venezuelan people, poor people who have elected him president time and time again."
  • Ex-Clinton adviser Mark Penn gives the President advice on his State of the Union speech

    01/23/2011 11:08:12 AM PST · by Slippery Jim · 6 replies · 1+ views
    New York Daily News ^ | 1/23/11 | Mark Penn
    In his State of the Union, President Obama has the opportunity, and even mission, to articulate the new direction he has taken in his presidency since the shellacking in the 2010 midterm elections. There is no doubt that he has radically changed course by backing the Bush tax cuts, sending olive branches to big business and reshuffling his team.... The best I can make of the Obama retooling is that it will be based on something less coherent but potentially just as potent--a revised economic philosophy that is based more on private sector renewal while holding firm to liberal views...
  • WaPo – Sean Penn Movie “Fair Game” Full Of Lies

    12/05/2010 2:03:36 PM PST · by Starman417 · 50 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 12-05-10 | Curt
    During Thanksgiving weekend I went to see the movie REDS with Bruce Willis. Awesome movie and I highly recommend it. But during the trailers they showed the movie FAIR GAME with Sean Penn, supposedly based on the Plame/Wilson affair. I groaned when I saw it. It appears my groan was warranted. Here is the WaPo: (h/t Dan Riehl) In fact, "Fair Game," based on books by Mr. Wilson and his wife, is full of distortions - not to mention outright inventions. To start with the most sensational: The movie portrays Ms. Plame as having cultivated a group of Iraqi...
  • Celebrities And Their Fascination With Socialism

    12/02/2010 3:55:51 PM PST · by Starman417 · 20 replies · 2+ views
    Flopping Aces ^ | 12-02-10 | Skookum
    Gary Cooper Plays the lead in 'Sergeant York' 1941; a role that set the stage persona of a quiet unassuming man overcoming great odds for good to triumph over evil, an identity that made Cooper the most popular box office actor of the 30', 40's, and 50's. In the movie 'High Noon', Cooper portrays an aging marshal with a young bride, an old nemesis has been released from prison and is arriving by train with his gang to kill him; he must stand to face death alone against all odds, relying on principle and justice, because the town's people and...
  • "Fair Game", Plame movie, a bomb.

    11/26/2010 1:27:31 PM PST · by Lazlo in PA · 65 replies · 1+ views
    Box Office Mojo ^ | 11/26/10 | None
    A movie that cost 22 million to produce has grossed a 9.3 million world wide after 4 weeks in theater.
  • Hollywood hit job: ‘Fair Game’ propagates easily disprovable myths about lead up to Iraq War

    11/10/2010 2:19:59 PM PST · by FTJM · 5 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 11/11/10 | Jamie Weinstein
    It is an equation that is as certain as two plus two equals four: Sean Penn + Iraq War + Hollywood movie = something less than the truth. And so it is with director Doug Liman’s “Fair Game,” starring Penn and released last Friday, despite Liman’s contention that he made strenuous efforts to depict only those claims he could back up. “I exercised the kind of restraint you don’t normally see from a Hollywood filmmaker,” Liman told The Daily Caller in an interview Monday. “I stuck to the facts.” Background The movie bills itself as “inspired by true events” and...
  • Baby Rebuts Peter Singer

    10/22/2010 8:01:04 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 15 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | October 22, 2010 | Malcolm A. Kline
    For once, a left-wing speaker on the college lecture circuit got heckled and by a most unusual heckler. “A baby’s cry, piercing the air from the back of an Ivy League academic hall, offered a disquieting counterpoint to a startling argument for abortion rights,” Terrence McKeegan, J. D., reported in an article for the Catholic Family & Human Rights Institute. “An infant has no moral status because he is not self-aware,” Peter Singer, a professor of bioethics at Princeton said in a conference there. “In his utilitarian view, Singer believes that there can even be a moral duty to kill...
  • Celebrate Independence Day

    07/04/2010 7:06:49 AM PDT · by jay1949 · 2 replies · 1+ views
    Backcountry Notes ^ | July 4, 2010 | Jay Henderson
    Today is American Independence Day, the fourth day of July. By sheer fate, it happens that I am descended in direct line from a Signer -- nothing I did to merit, mind you, simply worked out that way. John Penn was a substitute delegate from North Carolina who is counted among the many largely unheralded who took up the quill to manifest assent to liberty.
  • The Hollywood Hypocrites – All But Invisible During Obama’s Oil Spill

    06/10/2010 8:58:57 AM PDT · by Starman417 · 16 replies · 141+ views
    Flopping Aces ^ | 06-10-10 | Curt
    Andrea Tantaros makes a great point here. During Katrina, a disaster that occurred during Bush's watch, celebrities were falling all over themselves to get on camera to "help" the victims. No so with Obama's oil spill: In case anyone is questioning it, celebrities are terribly concerned about the Gulf of Mexico. Actor Sean Penn has said he "cares about New Orleans." Actor Brad Pitt has spent days in the region assisting with relief efforts. And Jamie Foxx has raised more than half a million dollars to help those living in the area put their lives back together. Oh, wait: That...
  • Actor, White House Staffer Kal Penn Robbed

    04/20/2010 8:12:56 PM PDT · by SatinDoll · 42 replies · 994+ views
    Yahoo/AFP ^ | 4/20/2010
    "Actor Kal Penn, who appeared in the TV medical drama "House" and the "Harold and Kumar" movies, and worked as a White House aide, was robbed at gunpoint in Washington DC Tuesday, his publicist said."
  • Professor Defines Modern Dictators

    04/01/2010 6:43:23 AM PDT · by Shout Bits · 6 replies · 737+ views
    Shout Bits News ^ | 04/01/2010 | Shout Bits
    April 1, Birmingham, AL: A new software tool from the University of Alabama may help resolve the lingering confusion as to who is a dictator. Prof. Ted Snydman was inspired to develop his Automated Dictator Detector software (ADD) when he heard actor Sean Penn emphatically state that Venezuelan leader Hugo Chavez was not in fact a dictator. “I had always thought of Chavez as a dictator, and I wondered how Mr. Penn came to his conclusions,” said the political science professor. “That is why I developed the ADD, to objectively determine who is a dictator.” . . .
  • Maria Conchita Alonso an open letter to Sean Penn (Re:Hugo Chavez)

    03/30/2010 9:52:25 AM PDT · by AKSurprise · 19 replies · 1,348+ views
    MagNews ^ | 03/29/10 | Maria Conchita Alonso
    Dear Sean, WHY? Even though I have great respect for your artistic talent, I was appalled by a recent television interview where you vigorously showed support for the regime of Hugo Chavez. Therefore, I’ve decided to set the record straight for you regarding the Chavez regime, supporting my case based not only on my political ideologies, but on proven facts you choose to ignore. Otherwise, I believe your position would be different. Being born in Cuba, a country where freedom of speech is non-existent, it’s startling to observe how Venezuela, where I was happily raised, is fast becoming Cuba’s mirror...
  • Chavez thanks Sean Penn for slamming his critics

    03/14/2010 7:00:18 PM PDT · by Dominic01 · 16 replies · 483+ views
    AP ^ | Thursday, March 11, 2010 8:02:11 PM
    <p>Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez is grateful that actor Sean Penn has defended him against his critics within the U.S. media.</p> <p>In an appearance on HBO's "Real Time with Bill Maher" last week, Penn slammed Chavez critics who refer to the socialist leader as a dictator.</p>
  • Ozzie Guillen has a bone to pick...with Sean Penn?

    03/13/2010 9:23:53 PM PST · by Nachum · 31 replies · 1,394+ views
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 3/13/10 | Luis Arroyave
    You can add Sean Penn to the long list of people who have been called out by Ozzie Guillen. The outspoken White Sox manager called Penn a "payaso" (clown) and "izquierdista estupido" (stupid leftist) on Twitter Friday for his praise of controversial Venezuela President Hugo Chavez. "Oh my God, Sean Penn defended our President Hugo Chavez," Guillen, a Venezuela native, tweeted. "That's easy when you [don't] live in Venezuela and have money. LOL...shame on [you]." Penn appeared on HBO's "Real Time with Bill Maher" last week and was asked why he continues to defend Chavez. "Every day this elected leader...
  • Reporter Booted from Sean Penn event

    03/12/2010 2:13:28 PM PST · by Comrade Brother Abu Bubba · 20 replies · 775+ views
    Washington Examiner ^ | March 11, 2010 | Nikki Schwab and Tara Palmeri
    REPORTED BOOTED OUT OF SEAN PENN EVENTA Yeas & Nays reporter (Tara Palmeri) was publicly berated and threatened to be escorted out by police on Thursday night when the reporter asked actor Sean Penn a question about his humanitarian work in Haiti. Penn, who recently has been criticized for his motivations in helping to rebuilding Haiti, recently told CBS News he hopes his critics "die screaming of rectal cancer." Members of the media were invited to a gala hosted at the Washington Hebrew Congregation and were allowed to ask one question each of the actor in a closed-door news briefing....
  • Sean Penn To Be Charged With Battery, Prosecutor Says

    02/19/2010 12:58:55 PM PST · by jakerobins · 26 replies · 756+ views
    LOS ANGELES (February 19, 2010)—The Los Angeles City Attorney’s Office says actor Sean Penn faces battery and vandalism charges stemming from an altercation with a photographer in Brentwood last fall. Spokesman Frank Mateljan said the two misdemeanor counts would probably be filed later Friday. A phone message left for Penn's attorney, Barry Hirsch, was not immediately returned. Mateljan said Penn kicked a photographer during a dustup in October in which the photographer's camera was damaged. If convicted, Penn could face as much as 18 months in jail.