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  • Corey Feldman claims he's being targeted for death for trying to expose Hollywood pedophile ring

    10/26/2017 8:33:13 AM PDT · by george76 · 35 replies
    FOX News ^ | 10/26/2017
    Former child star Corey Feldman revealed on Wednesday he survived a “near-death experience” after two trucks apparently tried to run him over — all because he's working to expose what he calls a pedophlia ring that's plagued Hollywood for decades. The star posted an ominous video to social media explaining what he plans to do, and described how his physical safety is in danger because of this plan. He previously also posted vague tweets promising a big announcement about the pedophlia that he’s been reporting happened to him and former child star Corey Haim for years In his 2013 memoir,...
  • 'Weinstein is a bad guy but Trump is far worse, an abuser', Rob Reiner says

    10/09/2017 11:32:17 PM PDT · by ZagFan · 72 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 10-10-2017 | Valerie Edwards
    Director Rob Reiner slammed Harvey Weinstein at the Hamptons InteDuring the interview, he said that the president is 'also an abuser', referring to the tape of the then-candidate bragging about groping and having sex with women that emerged last year. During the interview, he said that the president is 'also an abuser', referring to the tape of the then-candidate bragging about groping and having sex with women that emerged last year. Last month, Reiner criticized Trump over the president's plan to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. 'Unfortunately there is no other way to say this: Donald...
  • Rob Reiner Rips Trump: ‘This Man Has Been Stoking Racism for Many, Many Years’

    08/12/2017 5:47:28 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 66 replies
    Mediaite ^ | August 12, 2017 | Colby Hall
    When news breaks on a mid-August Saturday, cable news bookers have to get creative on who they can get on their show. Take for example today’s awful civil and deadly unrest in Charlottesville and MSNBC’s curious booking of movie director and actor Rob Reiner. Reiner is an entertainer at heart — and has long been a loud voice of progressive activism — so many viewers of MSNBC were likely delighted to hear what he had to say to host Joy Reid. Reiner went OFF, stating that “this man has been stoking racism for many, many years” before citing Trumps very...
  • Cindy Sheehan: Say Yes To Hillary, Two-Thousand And Never – OpEd

    07/09/2014 7:37:12 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    EurAsia Review ^ | June 21, 2014 | Cindy Sheehan
    Right after Camp Casey the huge media circus/protest in front of George Bush’s ranch in Crawford, Texas in August of 2005, I was invited to the home of Producer/Director/Actor Rob Reiner to meet and have a chat. Also at that meeting was a major philanthropist (although I didn’t know it at the time) to all causes Clinton, wealthy Stephen Bing. I naďvely believed that I was there because Rob Reiner and Steve Bing were against war. HAH! I was there because Rob and Steve were above all things (even peace and justice) pro-Democrat. At this meeting, the suggestion was made...
  • It's About Freedom, Meathead!

    11/01/2010 4:57:22 AM PDT · by Servant of the Cross · 11 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | 11/1/2010 | Star Parker
    Americans go to the polls Tuesday. Who would question that this is not just another election? We’re fighting for our nation’s soul. For what we believe freedom is about. Or if we really care to be free. In most elections, we’re all pretty much on the same page about who we are as a nation. The debate is about details concerning how it’s going to be managed. This year the debate is about what page we’re on. New data from Gallup shows how polarized we’ve become. In 1994, 40% identified as conservative, 48% as moderate, and 12% as liberal. Now,...
  • New Evidence Cheney Swayed Reaction to Leak (Obama still hunting)

    07/03/2009 11:34:07 AM PDT · by STARWISE · 35 replies · 1,496+ views
    Washington Post ^ | 7-3-09 | R. Jefferey Smith
    A document filed in federal court this week by the Justice Department offers new evidence that former vice president Richard B. Cheney helped steer the Bush administration's public response to the disclosure of Valerie Plame Wilson's employment by the CIA and that he was at the center of many related administration deliberations. The administration's discussion of Wilson's link to the CIA was meant to undermine criticism by her husband of administration allegations that Iraq attempted to acquire uranium, a matter that her husband had probed for the CIA, according to testimony presented in a 2007 trial. *snip* He mentioned in...
  • Audit: First 5 Commission's oversight was lax (Meathead's me$$y affair)

    10/31/2006 5:30:42 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 10 replies · 549+ views
    AP on Bakersfield Californian ^ | 10/31/06 | Juliet Williams - ap
    A taxpayer-funded commission headed by Hollywood producer Rob Reiner awarded media contracts totaling more than $77 million without sufficiently reviewing their costs and was lax in overseeing its deals, California's state auditor reported Tuesday. Poor oversight of its bills also led the California Children and Families Commission, or First 5, to pay $673,000 in fees and expenses that were prohibited under its own contract and make "questionable payments to contractors for items such as laptop computers valued at $10,000, food catering costs, and monthly parking fees," the report found. But the auditor concluded the commission did not violate state law...
  • Reiner: Gibson Must Come Clean on 'Passion' (Meathead Now Speaking for Jews Everywhere)

    08/27/2006 12:50:32 PM PDT · by gopwinsin04 · 99 replies · 2,291+ views
    Reiner: Gibson, Come Clean on `Passion' LOS ANGELES (AP) - Mel Gibson's apology for making drunken anti-Semitic remarks isn't enough to redeem him, actor-producer Rob Reiner said. The actor also must acknowledge that "his work reflects anti-Semitism," particularly the 2004 hit movie "The Passion of the Christ," Reiner told Associated Press Radio. "When he comes to the understanding that he has done that, and can come out and say, you know, 'My views have been reflected in my work and I feel bad that I've done that,' then that will be the beginning of some reconciliation for him," Reiner said....
  • Reiner not exiting political stage [More Meathead to come]

    06/11/2006 8:11:08 AM PDT · by SmithL · 13 replies · 410+ views
    Sacramento Bee ^ | 6/11/6 | Laura Mecoy
    Despite Prop. 82's loss, director-activist says he'll continue to back liberal causes. LOS ANGELES -- After shutting himself off from the public for nearly three months, movie director and actor Rob Reiner stepped back into the spotlight election night and declared he wasn't leaving the political stage. Voters had just handed a resounding defeat to Proposition 82, the universal preschool initiative he'd championed. Reiner had been forced to step down from the chairmanship of the First 5 California commission because of criticism about its $23 million taxpayer-financed preschool advertising campaign. He'd gone into a self-imposed exile from the media in...
  • Santa Monica Firm Settles Suit Over Ad Campaign for Preschool (Prop 82 - Meatheadgate)

    06/10/2006 3:37:03 PM PDT · by calcowgirl · 14 replies · 374+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | June 10, 2006
    SACRAMENTO — A Santa Monica advertising firm that produced a tax-funded $23-million ad program touting the benefits of preschool settled a suit after one of its subcontractors made $2.5 million in payments, the firms have announced. GMMB Inc. alleged in a suit filed in Los Angeles County Superior Court in April that the subcontractor, Durazo Communications, failed to pay some television stations that aired the commercials, which were funded by the First 5 California Children and Families Commission. (snip) The suit attracted attention when Hector Ramirez, the commission's chairman, called on the Los Angeles Police Department and the state Bureau...
  • California Gets it?

    06/09/2006 4:46:51 AM PDT · by bu9418 · 1 replies · 150+ views
    markbureau.us ^ | 6/9/6 | Mark Bureau
    People of California Defeat Prop 82.. This week in California there was a special election for the House seat that was previously occupied by the disgraced Republican Duke Cunningham. It was somewhat newsworthy that the GOP held onto the seat, but what was even more newsworthy was the defeat of proposition 82. For some reason this is not getting the play it should. Proposition 82 was a bill to raise taxes on all Californians earning over 400,000 a year. It would have affected .6% of the people of California. The tax hike was proposed for the purpose of providing Universal...
  • Universal preschool advocates vow to continue efforts

    06/07/2006 3:29:45 PM PDT · by CounterCounterCulture · 38 replies · 615+ views
    San Jose Mercury News ^ | 7 June 2006 | Dana Hull
    Universal preschool advocates vow to continue effortsBy Dana Hull Mercury News Advocates of universal preschool vowed today to continue their fight despite the crushing defeat of Proposition 82 in Tuesday's election. According to the final tally of ballots cast, 60.9 percent of voters statewide opposed Prop. 82 while just 39.1 percent supported it. The initiative, which needed a simple majority to pass, narrowly prevailed in just three of California's 58 counties: Alameda, Imperial, and San Francisco. In conservative Orange County, 73 percent of voters came out against it. ``It was a tough environment for initiatives,'' said Prop. 82 spokesman Nathan...
  • Live Thread - California Primary Election - 6 June 2006

    Welcome to the live thread for the California Primary Election. Polls are open until 8pm tonight. If you are a registered voter, it is your duty to vote and defend your rights and civil liberties, protect your pocketbook, and vote the bums out where applicable. Feel free to discuss issues key to your local area that others may be interested in. Post your polling place experiences if you like. And post numbers as they come in later tonight.
  • Preschool measure tumbles in poll (Meathead initiative now trails!)

    06/03/2006 8:34:45 AM PDT · by CounterCounterCulture · 34 replies · 695+ views
    San Jose Mercury News ^ | 3 June 2006 | Dana Hull
    Preschool measure tumbles in poll By Dana Hull Mercury News Support for Proposition 82, California's Preschool for All Act, has plummeted, according to a Field Poll released Friday, and political analysts say the measure appears extremely vulnerable in the final days of the fiercely fought campaign. Forty-six percent of likely voters plan to vote against the initiative, while 41 percent favor it, found the poll, which was taken May 23-31. That's a significant plunge from polls conducted in February and April, when supporters held double-digit leads over opponents. With momentum building behind a ``No'' campaign fueled by concerns about the...
  • Meatheadgate (Rob Reiner's sagging political fortunes)

    05/29/2006 12:49:30 PM PDT · by RWR8189 · 23 replies · 1,378+ views
    The Weekly Standard ^ | June 5, 2006 | Bill Whalen
    YOU CAN NEVER BE TOO rich or too thin, the saying goes, and it certainly holds true for California's June 6 primary. State Controller Steve Westly, a former eBay executive and Democratic candidate for governor, has spent $34.5 million of his own fortune in hopes of earning the right to face Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger this fall. The other Democrat in the race, State Treasurer Phil Angelides, would certainly be out of the running by now but for a wealthy friend who spent $6 million on an "independent" expenditure to prop up his flagging campaign. As for the Governator, he's not...
  • Preschool measure has California in spotlight - Voters' decision could influence other states

    05/29/2006 12:40:11 PM PDT · by calcowgirl · 33 replies · 543+ views
    San Diego Union-Tribune ^ | May 29, 2006 | Ed Mendel
    SACRAMENTO – An initiative on the June 6 ballot that would give all 4-year-olds the right to attend preschool is casting California once again in the role of possible national trendsetter. A drive to give all children the chance to begin school a year before kindergarten, with the aim of helping them become better readers and learners later on, has begun in Oklahoma, Georgia and Florida. But Proposition 82 is much more ambitious and likely more controversial – not only because the program would be funded by $2 billion a year raised through increased taxes on upper-income Californians. The measure,...
  • Campaign 2006: Reiner, Westly, Angelides add big campaign checks

    05/26/2006 8:02:38 AM PDT · by SmithL · 2 replies · 155+ views
    Sacramento Bee ^ | 5/26/6 | Peter Hecht
    Actor-director Rob Reiner on Thursday wrote a $1.65 million check to boost the closing campaign for Proposition 82, his initiative to tax wealthy residents to pay for free preschool. Reiner's donation pushes his total contributions to the campaign to $2.8 million. His wife, photographer Michelle Singer Reiner, has donated $1.3 million to the initiative, and his father, writer-comedian Carl Reiner, has contributed $500,000. Meanwhile, Democratic gubernatorial candidates Steve Westly and Phil Angelides are both opening their wallets to give their campaigns new infusions of cash, according to announcements by the campaigns and reports filed with the secretary of state's office....
  • Prop. 82 backers picket Gap store (Meathead Initiative alert)

    04/14/2006 9:49:06 PM PDT · by CounterCounterCulture · 14 replies · 532+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 14 April 2006 | Rachel Gordon
    SAN FRANCISCO Prop. 82 backers picket Gap store Backers of Proposition 82, which would offer free preschool to all California 4-year-olds, called for a boycott of Gap Inc. because of its owners' opposition to the June ballot measure. About two dozen Prop. 82 supporters set up a boisterous but peaceful picket outside the Gap's San Francisco flagship store at Powell and Market streets on Thursday. John Fisher, whose father is Gap founder Don Fisher and who manages the family's multibillion-dollar investment portfolio, gave $25,000 to the campaign opposed to Prop. 82. Family members also have contributed to business groups campaigning...
  • Schwarzenegger announces opposition to preschool initiative

    04/12/2006 3:36:10 PM PDT · by calcowgirl · 23 replies · 469+ views
    AP-San Luis Obispo Tribune ^ | Apr. 12, 2006 | JULIET WILLIAMS
    SACRAMENTO - Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger is opposing a June ballot initiative promoted by director Rob Reiner that would raise income taxes on the rich to pay for universal preschool, his campaign team said Wednesday. "Put simply, the governor does not support tax increases and is opposed to Proposition 82 because it will raise taxes," said his communications director, Katie Levinson. Until now, Schwarzenegger has avoided definitive statements on Proposition 82, an initiative that is similar to an after-school measure he spearheaded in 2002 for after-school programs. Voters approved that measure and it is set to be funded for the first...
  • New PPIC Survey: Prop. 82 Sinking Fast in Latest Poll (Meathead's Universal Preschool Initiative)

    03/30/2006 5:06:07 PM PST · by CounterCounterCulture · 10 replies · 611+ views
    No on 82 e-mail | 30 March 2006
    New PPIC Survey: Prop. 82 Sinking Fast in Latest Poll In what can only be interpreted as very bad news for the Yes on 82 camp, a new Public Policy Institute of California (PPIC) survey shows voter support for the measure has plummeted 14 percent since the last PPIC poll in January, while opposition grew 10 percent. According to the poll, 52 percent currently support the measure and 41 oppose. It’s clear that once educated with the facts, voters understand that Prop. 82 is not a vote for or against preschool. It’s a vote about whether Prop. 82 is the...