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  • Penn: You Commie Homo Loving Sons of Guns

    02/26/2009 6:07:31 AM PST · by DBCJR · 12 replies · 745+ views ^ | updated 10:46 p.m. CT, Wed., Feb. 25, 2009 | By Sajid Farooq
    The Bay Area took center stage at the Oscars when Sean Penn was honored for his performance in "Milk." Not only did the story of the former San Francisco supervisor put the Bay Area in the middle of the show but Bay Area resident, Penn, used his acceptance speech as an opportunity to dig into California politics and a hotbed Bay Area issue. In case you missed it, check out his speech below. Or for more on Penn's speech, check out Penn Pleas for Gay Rights, Rourke at Oscars.
  • Joy in the Castro as Penn wins Oscar for 'Milk'

    02/23/2009 7:48:39 AM PST · by SmithL · 68 replies · 3,933+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 2/23/9 | Tyche Hendricks, Chronicle Staff Writer
    San Francisco -- Hundreds of people who watched the Academy Awards from San Francisco's Castro Theatre on Sunday night gave polite applause to "Slumdog Millionaire" - which won best picture and seven other awards - but roared with foot-stomping standing ovations for "Milk" when it took the prizes for best original screenplay and best actor. "You commie, homo-loving sons of guns," Sean Penn told the academy upon accepting the best actor award for his portrayal of the slain San Francisco Supervisor and gay rights leader Harvey Milk. "I did not expect this, and I want it to be very clear...
  • Sean Penn's Best Actor Award: A Real High Point [Yeah, high on amyl nitrate poppers]

    02/22/2009 10:37:28 PM PST · by Yaelle · 43 replies · 2,222+ views
    Baltimore Sun ^ | 02/22/09 | David Zurawik
    Sean Penn's best actor award: a real high point It might not have been enough to redeem what came before for some viewers, but Sean Penn's award as best actor brought a moment of real emotion to the Oscars telecast last night. He won for his portrayal of gay rights activist Harvey Milk, and he used the platform to speak out for equality. Penn started his remarks with humor, addressing the Hollywood audience as "Commie, homo loving sons of guns." But by the end of his speech, he was castigating those who oppose gay marriage and telling them they will...
  • Sean Penn's 'Milk' suit up for bid

    02/21/2009 7:41:41 AM PST · by melt · 10 replies · 612+ views ^ | 2/20/09 | Michael Esposito
    Got "Milk"? If not, here's a chance to get one of the suits (including shirt and tie) worn by Sean Penn in his Oscar-nominated role as Harvey Milk. The suit was designed for a scene in the film "Milk" to replicate that worn by the real Milk on election night Nov. 7, 1978, when a referendum to bar gays from teaching in California public schools was defeated. Milk was the first openly gay man to be elected to a major public office (the San Francisco Board of Supervisors). The film is nominated for a total of eight Academy Awards, including...
  • Celebutard of the Week - Sean Penn

    02/18/2009 9:00:45 AM PST · by AnnGora · 10 replies · 780+ views
    Big Hollywodd ^ | February 18, 2009 | Andrea Peyser
    He’s the gift who just keeps on giving. This week’s featured Celebutard already figures like an incurable disease in my new book, “Celebutards: The Hollywood Hacks, Limousine Liberals and Pandering Politicians Who Are Destroying America” (Kensington). He is Sean Penn – the A-list actor who brazenly broke bread with America-hating Hugo Chavez of Venezuela. He also traveled to Iran where he heard 10,000 people shouting in unison, “Death to America’’ and “Death to Israel’’ – and decided they didn’t really mean it. Let’s give ‘em all a hug.
  • Supermarket defends itself over Adolf Hitler cake

    12/17/2008 9:34:42 PM PST · by Feline_AIDS · 62 replies · 2,178+ views
    Yahoo ^ | Yahoo News
    EASTON, Pa. – A supermarket is defending itself for refusing to a write out 3-year-old Adolf Hitler Campbell's name on his birthday cake. Deborah Campbell, 25, of nearby Hunterdon County, N.J., said she phoned in her order last week to the Greenwich ShopRite. When she told the bakery department she wanted her son's name spelled out, she was told to talk to a supervisor, who denied the request. Karen Meleta, a ShopRite spokeswoman, said the store denied similar requests from the Campbells the last two years, including a request for a swastika. "We reserve the right not to print anything...
  • Sean Penn defends Hugo Chávez

    11/30/2008 10:01:17 AM PST · by B.R. Burton · 35 replies · 1,689+ views ^ | 11/24/08 | BRBurton
    The Venezuelan leader, Hugo Chávez, has not had things all his own way recently, but at least he has famous friends. Falling oil prices and some significant losses in recent elections may have delivered blows to Hugo Chávez's self-styled socialist revolution, but he can still count on the support of Sean Penn.
  • Obituary: Ellen Kohler, 91, Penn archaeologist

    11/11/2008 4:52:16 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 3 replies · 209+ views
    Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | Sunday, November 9, 2008 | Gayle Ronan Sims
    Ellen Lucile Kohler, 91, a key University of Pennsylvania archaeologist who excavated the site in central Turkey where artifacts of Alexander the Great and King Midas were found, died Monday at Bryn Mawr Terrace. She was a longtime resident of University City. The Gordion archaeological project, which began in 1950, was one of Penn's most famous excavations, said Gareth Darbyshire of the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. "Her death is the end of an era," he said. Dr. Kohler was one of the last surviving members of the first team at the ancient Phrygian capital of Gordion...
  • CBS: Palin To "Snake" Her Way Across Pennsylvania On Bus Tour

    10/31/2008 12:19:26 PM PDT · by Chet 99 · 32 replies · 2,128+ views
    October 31, 2008, 9:24 AM Palin To Snake Her Way Across Pennsylvania On Bus Tour (CBS) From CBS News' Scott Conroy: (LATROBE, PA) - Perhaps no state is more key to John McCain and Sarah Palin’s hopes for a come-from-behind victory than Pennsylvania. Though The Republicans have trailed badly in most recent polls, they have devoted a huge amount of time and energy to the state. As Sarah Palin spends her entire Halloween Day snaking on a bus tour across Pennsylvania, a recent Mason-Dixon/NBC News poll showing the Republicans trialing by just four points in the state, giving them reason...
  • A Letter to Sean Penn (To a man who loves Hugo Chavaez, by a freedom-loving Venezuelan )

    10/24/2008 3:49:11 PM PDT · by kellynla · 11 replies · 844+ views
    Dear Mr. Penn: Although I am not a frequent moviegoer in this stage of my life, I understand that you are an excellent actor. Good for you. I also understand that, as an American citizen, you are fully entitled to exercise your civic rights of free political expression. As a senior Venezuelan residing in your country, I admire and respect the U.S., among other things, because this freedom exists and can be exercised without restrictions or fear of retaliation by those in power. I have nothing to say in connection with your political activity in the U.S. However, I have...
  • Rendell 'still a little nervous' about Penn., asks Obama to return

    10/21/2008 5:32:17 PM PDT · by TornadoAlley3 · 125 replies · 3,459+ views
    cnn ^ | 10/21/08 | cnn
    Rendell wants Obama to come back to Pennsylvania. (CNN) — Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell has sent two separate memos to the Obama campaign in the past five days requesting that the Democratic Presidential candidate—as well as Hillary and Bill Clinton—return to campaign in Pennsylvania, Rendell told CNN's Gloria Borger. Rendell said the McCain campaign is clearly making a push to win Pennsylvania, given the recent visits by the Arizona senator, his wife and his running mate. As a result, he wants Obama to appear in western Pennsylvania, Harrisburg and one more “large rally” in Philadelphia. Democrats generally worry that the...
  • Student, profs declare support for Bill Ayers

    10/16/2008 8:31:10 AM PDT · by sdk7x7 · 25 replies · 799+ views
    TheDaily Pennsylvanian ^ | 16 October 2008 | Lara Seligman
    For Graduate School of Education professor Kathy Schultz, the allegations being leveled against University of Illinois at Chicago education professor Bill Ayers are "charges of McCarthysim." That's what caused her to join the more than 3,200 people - including eight others affiliated with Penn - in signing a recent national petition in support of Ayers. The education professor is currently under attack from Republican nominee John McCain's campaign for his connection to a group called the Weather Underground that conducted several bombings in the 1970s as part of the anti-Vietnam War movement. Recently, there has been a spate of blog...
  • DUmmie FUnnies 07-26-08 (Penn & Teller Take On Evironmentalist Hysteria)

    07/26/2008 1:01:27 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 36 replies · 163+ views
    DUmmie FUnnies ^ | July 26, 2008 | Penn & Teller and PJ-Comix
    This is absolutely a must-see VIDEO from a Penn & Teller BULLSHIT! show. Penn & Teller beautifully expose what a complete bunch of idiots these Global Warming Alarmists are. I found out about this show from a terrific BLOG at NewsBusters. Also be sure to check out the videos for PART 2 and PART 3. The FUnniest parts are how the dopes were easily conned into signing petitions to ban DiHydrogen Monoxide (water) and various clips of the spokesperson for the Rainforest Action Network, Kate, whose comments make you seriously wonder how she can talk and breath at the...
  • Sean Penn warns Barack Obama at Cannes Film Festival opening

    05/14/2008 1:26:36 PM PDT · by Arec Barrwin · 40 replies · 165+ views
    The Daily Telegraph (UK) ^ | May 14, 2008 | Anita Singh
    Telegraph - Print Version Sean Penn warns Barack Obama at Cannes Film Festival opening By Anita Singh, Showbusiness Editor Last updated: 8:05 PM BST 14/05/2008 The Cannes Film Festival got off to a lively start with Sean Penn, president of this year's jury, sounding off about US Presidential hopeful Barack Obama and the opening movie almost being upstaged by a bunch of performing pandas. Penn joined fellow judge Natalie Portman on the red carpet for the premiere of the first night film, Blindness, a thriller starring Julianne Moore. At a press conference beforehand, the actor, an outspoken critic of the...
  • The Penn Central

    04/07/2008 10:14:07 AM PDT · by The_Republican · 5 replies · 88+ views
    NY SUN ^ | April 7th, 2008 | Editorial
    What Mr. Penn reportedly did — meet with Colombia's ambassador about the Colombia Free Trade Agreement — doesn't come close to warranting being fired as chief strategist. If Mrs. Clinton is such a committed protectionist, following the logic of losing Mr. Penn, she'd have to get rid of her husband, who championed, and signed into law, the North American Free Trade Agreement that was a predecessor to the Columbia pact. Or if it's not the trade that is the issue but the mere appearance of being on the payroll, or giving advice to, a foreign entity, she'd also have to...
  • BREAKING-Penn Out As Clinton Senior Strategist

    04/06/2008 9:04:28 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 22 replies · 117+ views
    ABC NEWS ^ | 4-6-08 | BETH FOUHY
    Clinton Campaign Senior Strategist Mark Penn Steps Down After Disclosure of Colombian Meeting Mark Penn, the pollster and senior strategist for Hillary Rodham Clinton's presidential bid, left the campaign Sunday after it was disclosed he met with representatives of the Colombian government to help promote a free trade agreement Clinton opposes. "After the events of the last few days, Mark Penn has asked to give up his role as chief strategist of the Clinton Campaign," campaign manager Maggie Williams said in a statement released Sunday. "Mark, and Penn, Schoen and Berland Associates, Inc. will continue to provide polling and advice...
  • Hollywood A-Listers Prove Ignorance in Supporting Hugo Chavez

    03/30/2008 9:00:05 PM PDT · by NoobRep · 39 replies · 1,135+ views
    HOLLYWOOD — readers may remember the film "Team America: World Police," a puppeteer's parody about the American government, its foreign policy and its home-grown critics in Hollywood. One of the puppets lampoons Oscar-winner Sean Penn, who, in the film, laments the invasion of Iraq by harking back to the time it "was a happy place. They had flowery meadows and rainbow skies, and rivers made of chocolate." Penn was so angry about the film's message that he wrote the film's creators, Matt Stone and Trey Parker, a blistering public letter signing off with a scatological reference.
  • Sean Penn unleashes on FOXNEWS: 'We know their end is near'...

    03/19/2008 8:09:35 AM PDT · by Tigercap · 26 replies · 1,997+ views
    Drudge ^ | 3/19/08 | SF Gate
    Sean Penn unleashes on FOXNEWS: 'We know their end is near'... -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- CABLE NEWS RACE MONDAY, MARCH 17, 2008 VIEWERS FOXNEWS O'REILLY 3,040,000 FNC HANNITY/COLMES 2,337,000 FNC GRETA 1,862,000 FNC SHEP 1,583,000 FNC HUME 1,508,000 CNN DOBBS 1,227,000 CNN KING 983,000 CNN COOPER 976,000 MSNBC OLBERMANN 962,000 CNN BLITZER 839,000 CNNHN GRACE 663,000 MSNBC HARDBALL 604,000
  • Clinton Campaign (Penn)-Obama "Can't Win a General Election"-(With AUDIO, And Denial!)

    03/13/2008 2:06:48 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 52 replies · 2,482+ views
    ABC NEWS ^ | 13 March 2008 | Jake Tapper
    On a conference call today, Mark Penn -- the senior adviser to Sen. Hillary Clinton, D-NY, declared that Sen. Barack Obama, D-Illinois, can't win the general election. Penn says that Obama can't win Pennsylvania, a primary which is key to the general. "We believe fundamentally it provides a very test of who can really win the general election," Penn says. "We believe this will again show Hillary is ready to win and Senator Obama really can't win a general election." After a reporter presses for clarification, the Clinton campaign denied Penn made the statement and Penn clarifies, saying: "I think...
  • McAuliffe says Penn should zip it [Popcorn time!............]

    03/04/2008 9:17:20 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 51 replies · 185+ views
    McAuliffe says Penn should zip it By Klaus Marre Posted: 03/04/08 11:39 AM [ET] Terry McAuliffe, Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton’s (D-N.Y.) presidential campaign chairman, said Tuesday that top pollster Mark Penn should stop talking to the press after remarks from Penn indicated that he is distancing himself from the campaign. “People ought to quit talking to the press and focus on helping Hillary win,” McAuliffe said on MSNBC in response to a question about Penn’s remarks. According to the Los Angeles Times, Penn said in an e-mail that he had “no direct authority in the campaign,” and called himself an...