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  • Tony Robbins asked them to overcome fear and storm across hot coals. Dozens were injured

    06/24/2016 7:46:33 PM PDT · by NRx · 59 replies
    WaPo ^ | 06-24-2016 | Elahe Izadi
    The seminar is called “Unleash the Power Within.” The multi-day event with world-renowned motivational speaker Tony Robbins is “designed to help you unlock and unleash the forces inside that can help you break through any limit and create the quality of life you desire,” according to promotional materials. “Overcome the unconscious fears that are holding you back,” Robbins’s site proclaims. “Storm across a bed of hot coals. “Once you start doing what you thought was impossible, you’ll conquer the other fires of your life with ease.” But Thursday night’s coal walk in Dallas didn’t go so well for dozens of...
  • More than 30 people burned in Tony Robbins' hot-coals walk

    06/24/2016 7:01:12 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 103 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 6/24/2016 | Staff
    DALLAS — Fire officials say more than 30 people attending a Tony Robbins event in Dallas have been treated for burns after the motivational speaker encouraged them to walk on hot coals. Dallas Fire-Rescue spokesman Jason Evans says five people were taken to a hospital Thursday night and that emergency personnel treated the others at the scene for burns to their feet and lower extremities. The hot coals were spread outside the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center as part of a Robbins seminar called "Unleash the Power Within." The event continues through Sunday. Representatives for Robbins didn't immediately return messages...
  • Former Pacific Fleet chief: We need full disclosure on Benghazi — now

    10/30/2012 6:54:22 AM PDT · by mgist · 45 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 10/30/12 | Ed Morrisey
    Former Pacific Fleet chief: We need full disclosure on Benghazi — now POSTED AT 9:31 AM ON OCTOBER 30, 2012 BY ED MORRISSEY Retired Admiral James A. Lyons likely pulled few punches as commander in chief of the US Pacific Fleet during his career … and he hasn’t started pulling punches now, either. In a blistering column at The Washington Times, the former commander blasts the lack of action from the US when the administration learned our consulate in Benghazi had come under attack, writing that “courage was lacking” that might have saved at least some of the four American...
  • Outspoken Lefty Actor Tim Robbins Donated Money to J.D. Hayworth Campaign

    01/23/2010 7:00:58 PM PST · by Maelstorm · 92 replies · 3,862+ views ^ | Mon., Jan. 4 2010 | By James King
    For anyone who has ever seen Tim Robbins talk about, well, anything political, you probably find it hard to fathom that he would donate much more than a mean-spirited scowl at a extreme right-wing Republican candidate. Like us, you would be wrong. According to Federal Election Commission records dug up by the Daily Beast, Robbins shelled out $5,000 worth of donations to 10 Republican candidates in the 2006 election cycle, including a $500 check cut to controversial Arizona politico J.D. Hayworth. "Maybe because I covered the Durham Bulls as a sports broadcaster in the late 1970s and early '80s? Maybe...
  • Video, Quote, and Word of the Day

    10/15/2009 8:35:07 PM PDT · by fiscon1 · 1 replies · 213+ views
    The Provocateur ^ | 10/15/2009 | Mike Volpe
    opening scene from The Player an homage to Touch of Evil.
  • Tim Robbins T-Shirt

    09/11/2008 9:08:54 PM PDT · by balk · 37 replies · 368+ views
    Tim Robbins in Toronto at celebrity hockey game over the weekend...
  • Not in Sarandon's Back Yard

    07/16/2008 8:11:12 AM PDT · by fleagle · 46 replies · 143+ views
    TIM Robbins' and Susan Sarandon's mission to protect the poor and needy doesn't apply to their Greenwich Village neighborhood. The Oscar-winning liberals recently attended a Landmarks Preservation Commission hearing to oppose St. Vincent's plea to build a new, larger hospital on West 12th Street, three blocks from their home.
  • Susan Sarandon: If Obama loses, I’ll be “checking out” leaving America

    05/29/2008 12:43:57 PM PDT · by pogo101 · 182 replies · 308+ views ^ | May 30, 2008 | AllahPundit (
    What’s the time? It’s about that time. She’s been a trooper up ’til now — 36 years of her life lived under Republican presidents and still, somehow, she hasn’t left yet. How does she stand it? She must be a bona fide SuperPatriot. “I’ve got a lot of flak from feminists who feel that I should be supporting Hillary Clinton, but I thought the whole point of feminism is that you’re not supposed to be defined by gender,” she says… Always busy, Sarandon is about to start work on the romantic period drama The Colossus, but with the presidential election...
  • Coming soon --- The Marty Robbins Willcox Exhibit

    10/01/2007 5:56:07 PM PDT · by SandRat · 122+ views
    WILLCOX — The city may soon have a museum for another legendary singer from Arizona — Marty Robbins. The Friends of Marty Robbins announced recently that the Robbins exhibit is being moved from Glendale to Willcox. It will be at a yet-to-be-determined location. “The hometown of Rex Allen in Willcox has room in their heart for Marty Robbins,” the group’s Web site said. “Rex Allen is a another Arizona legend from Willcox, Arizona. Rex and Marty were friends in life, and Marty played in Willcox over the years.” said Juanita Buckley, founder and president of the Friends of Marty Robbins....
  • High court hears case on right to sue federal employees[Wyoming}

    03/25/2007 1:41:02 AM PDT · by Dacb · 55 replies · 1,403+ views ^ | 20 March 2007 | Brittany R. Ballenstedt
    The Supreme Court heard oral arguments Monday in a case that raises significant issues about the ability of private citizens to sue government employees. In the case, Wilkie v. Robbins, a Wyoming rancher charged that officers at the Interior Department's Bureau of Land Management retaliated against him after he refused to give the agency access to his land. The rancher, Harvey Frank Robbins, alleged the BLM officers violated the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act and his Fifth Amendment rights by revoking his grazing permits and extorting him to gain access. Robbins originally filed suit against the six BLM employees...
  • (April 2003) Text of Tim Robbins speech - "A chill wind is blowing in this nation"

    09/08/2006 9:52:29 AM PDT · by doug from upland · 47 replies · 1,268+ views
    world net ^ | 4-16-03 | Tim Robbins
    ENTIRE SPEECH: DFU comments -- Three years ago, Tim Robbins was disinvited from speaking at the Baseball Hall of Fame at Cooperstown. Neither the Bush Adminstration nor any Republican group in Congress did anything to try to prevent that speech. As we await the showing of THE PATH TO 911, we see a former president and the highest levels of the Democratic Party threatening legal and legislative action against ABC if a movie is shown. Does everyone now realize what would happen if Hillary got back into the White House? Or how about the danger if the Dems take...
  • SCHLUSSEL: "War of Worlds" Spielberg-esque Message: Don't Fight Terror

    06/28/2005 10:32:17 AM PDT · by Cool Chick · 84 replies · 3,087+ views ^ | June 28, 2005 | Debbie Schlussel
    "War of the Worlds" Spielberg-esque Message: Don't Fight Terror By Debbie Schlussel I'm violating Steven Spielberg's review policy for "War of the Worlds" and telling you what I think ahead of tomorrow's scheduled release date. I saw the movie at a press screening, last night, and was disturbed by the message: Don't fight terror, and everything will work out. (Security was literally tighter than that for going to the White House to meet the President. No purses allowed. Three wandings by security.) It's bad enough that Steven Spielberg is adding "balance" and factual inaccuracy to the story of the Israeli...
  • An American Traitor: Guilty As Charged [Jane Fonda]

    06/10/2005 5:48:00 AM PDT · by SJackson · 34 replies · 5,491+ views
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | 6-10-05 | Henry Mark Holzer and Erika Holzer
    An American Traitor: Guilty As Charged By Henry Mark Holzer and Erika | June 10, 2005For three decades Jane Fonda obfuscated, distorted and lied about virtually everything connected with her wartime trip to North Vietnam: her motive, her acts, her intent, and her contribution to the Communists’ war effort.  With the aid of clever handlers, she so successfully suppressed and spun her conduct in Hanoi that many Americans didn’t know what she had done there, and, more important, the legal significance. Three years ago, our book, “Aid and Comfort”: Jane Fonda in North Vietnam (McFarland & Co.), laid bare...
  • Ex-Raider Robbins Shot by Police in Fla.

    01/16/2005 12:13:44 PM PST · by Drew68 · 19 replies · 896+ views
    AP Via Yahoo ^ | 01/16/05
    Ex-Raider Robbins Shot by Police in Fla. MIAMI BEACH, Fla. - Former pro football player Barret Robbins was hospitalized Sunday after he was shot by a police officer investigating a burglary at a South Beach office, authorities said. The one-time Pro Bowl center sustained "multiple gunshot wounds" in the torso Saturday night from Miami Beach police investigating a report of a robbery in the administrative office of a building that houses a nightclub, a gym and a jewelry store, police spokesman Bobby Hernandez said. Robbins was inside the office and had a "violent struggle" with detectives before Detective Mike Muley...
  • Deal with it, Hollywood

    11/09/2004 11:50:11 AM PST · by JZelle · 14 replies · 1,457+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | 11-9-04 | Burt Prelutsky
    When I titled my book "Conservatives Are From Mars, Liberals Are From San Francisco," I could just as easily have pointed out that liberals are from Hollywood. It really is a different planet from the one most of us live on. To begin with, it is populated with high school drop-outs and drama majors making millions of dollars a year, convinced they should decide h
  • Angry Robbins takes anti-Bush satire to Venice

    09/05/2004 2:57:30 PM PDT · by El Conservador · 20 replies · 920+ views
    Yahoo! News ^ | September 5, 2004 | AFP
    VENICE, Italy (AFP) - US actor Tim Robbins took the film version of his ribald anti-Bush play "Embedded/Live" to the Venice film festival, while audiences delighted in Indian director Mira Nair's colourful adaptation of Thackeray's classic novel "Vanity Fair". Robbin's angry satire about the Bush administration's war in Iraq (news - web sites) and the complicity of the mainstream US media in its reporting from the early days of the war is the polar opposite of Nair's sumptuous examination of race and class. "Embedded" was born as a play in a 30-seat theatre in Los Angeles in July 2003 and...
  • Could not even carry his home county

    Local Boy Made Huge ROBBINS, N.C. — Two days after Democratic presidential candidate John F. Kerry announced his choice of North Carolina Sen. John Edwards as a running mate, there was little evidence of the event in Edwards' rural, industrial hometown. There were no banners, no balloons, no Kerry-Edwards lawn signs. Although the owner of the Capt. Snipper Salon and Day Spa had put up a hand-lettered poster on the morning of the announcement — "Congradulations to John Edwards" — that poster was gone by the next day. At Amy's Cafe, old men in work-worn clothes sat eating barbecue...
  • Local Boy Made Huge

    07/09/2004 1:08:17 PM PDT · by Nasty McPhilthy · 20 replies · 761+ views
    LA Times ^ | 7/9/04 | Ellen Barry
    <p>ROBBINS, N.C. — Two days after Democratic presidential candidate John F. Kerry announced his choice of North Carolina Sen. John Edwards (news - web sites) as a running mate, there was little evidence of the event in Edwards' rural, industrial hometown.</p>

    07/09/2004 8:15:58 AM PDT · by areafiftyone · 15 replies · 709+ views
    Newsmax ^ | 7/9/04
    John Edwards wasn't running for a sophomore term in the U.S. Senate because polls showed he would probably lose. His home turf reveals why he is the political and intellectual equivalent of the smiley-face button. How embarrassing: Moore County is pro-Bush territory and voted against Edwards in 1998. The Los Angeles Times paid a visit and reported today, "There were no banners, no balloons, no Kerry-Edwards lawn signs." "He lives in Raleigh. He doesn't live here," deliveryman Terry Parrott told the pro-Democrat newspaper. "Seems like, in the last couple of years, the only time he's been here was when the...
  • Letter of Loathing To Tim Robbins (When Left Fights Far Left)

    04/01/2004 10:43:03 AM PST · by OESY · 51 replies · 423+ views
    The New York Observer ^ | April 1, 2004 | John Heilpern
    Dear Mr. Robbins, I’ve never written to a movie star before—least of all to one who cares as much as you. That I have contempt in my heart for you disturbs me more than you will at first appreciate. Make no mistake about my feelings. Your feeble political satire about the war in Iraq, Embedded, which you’ve also directed at the Public, has been dressed up as a revolutionary statement. Enough is enough. I usually strain to be polite, but there will be no apologies from me this time. I’m no political animal, but I know smugness when I see...
  • Robbins' Anti-War, Anti-Bush Play Receives Poor Reviews

    03/16/2004 2:52:12 PM PST · by prairiebreeze · 23 replies · 236+ views
    talon news ^ | March 16, 2004 | Jimmy Moore
    NEW YORK (Talon News) -- Liberal Hollywood actor Tim Robbins has received poor reviews for his new anti-war, anti-Bush satirical play called "Embedded." Although the 90-minute play debuted at the Public Theater in New York on Sunday, it has not been welcomed even by the mainstream press. The New York Times wrote in a review that "Embedded" seems old and that "it is hard to avoid the sensation that everything said here has been said before, in some cases many years before." The New York Daily News described the play as "slapdash" and "adolescent." The Associated Press compared "Embedded" to...
  • D.C. Sniper's Jihad

    12/10/2003 6:08:20 AM PST · by Rummyfan · 16 replies · 542+ views
    New York Post ^ | 10 Dec 2003 | Michelle Malkin
    THE D.C. SNIPER'S JIHAD By MICHELLE MALKIN -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Email Archives Print Reprint December 10, 2003 -- FROM the moment John Allen Muhammad and Lee Malvo were arrested in the Beltway-area sniper case last fall, the media and Muslim activists wanted us to believe that the serial killings had absolutely nothing to do with Islamic terrorism: * CNN downplayed Muhammad's religious conversion - calling him by his old name, John Allen Williams, when his identity was first revealed. Malvo was cast as a clueless dupe with no true convictions. * Nihad Awad of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) argued: "There...
  • Fighters, Fools and Nitwits

    12/06/2003 1:46:10 PM PST · by South40 · 7 replies · 142+ views ^ | 12/4/03 | Barbara J. Stock
    Little Timmy Robbins has written a play. From the reports it is full of the usual anti-Bush, hate-filled rhetoric that has become a left mainstay these days. Mr. Robbins takes it a step farther, however. He portrays our soldiers and marines as roving bands of thieves and looters who murder women and children for the fun of it. He tells his story through the eyes of an embedded reporter. This “reporter” is apparently told what to say; what he can show and if he doesn’t go along with the great Bush lie, his words will be written for him by...
  • Robbins' 'Embedded' Play Not So Realistic (HOLLYWEIRD BARF ALERT!!!!!)

    11/28/2003 9:01:19 PM PST · by txradioguy · 22 replies · 186+ views
    Fox News Channel ^ | 28 November 2003 | By William LaJeunesse
    LOS ANGELES — Embedded journalists brought the Iraq war live into America's living rooms. But now, actor and anti-war activist Tim Robbins has written and directed a play depicting his version of what he thinks happened in Iraq. Robbins, an ardent critic of President Bush, as well as the war, isn't a journalist, nor is he a soldier who has been to Iraq. In fact, he's never been embedded with the troops. But his play, "Embedded," profiles the journalists who traveled with and reported on U.S. soldiers in Iraq and features the president's war cabinet. It was written in Los...
  • Tim Robbins play, "Embedded," coming up next on Fox News

    11/28/2003 2:44:04 PM PST · by Paul Atreides · 57 replies · 312+ views
    This is not to be missed. Tim Robbins does, what else, bash the liberation of Iraq, the Pentagon, and the embedded reporters who risked their lives to cover the war.
  • Robbins' 'Embedded' Play Not So Realistic

    11/28/2003 3:50:49 PM PST · by TomB · 49 replies · 2,592+ views
    Fox News ^ | 11-28-03 | William LaJeunesse
    <p>LOS ANGELES — Embedded journalists brought the Iraq war live into America's living rooms.</p> <p>But now, actor and anti-war activist Tim Robbins has written and directed a play depicting his version of what he thinks happened in Iraq.</p> <p>Robbins, an ardent critic of President Bush, as well as the war, isn't a journalist, nor is he a soldier who has been to Iraq. In fact, he's never been embedded with the troops.</p>
  • Tim Robbins' play Embedded not endorsed by Fox News embedded reporters

    11/28/2003 8:28:42 AM PST · by Captain93728 · 59 replies · 534+ views
    Editor& ^ | November 21, 2003 | Editor & Publisher
    NEW YORK -- Tim Robbins' new play Embedded, centering on U.S. soldiers and reporters in Iraq -- has opened in Hollywood and runs through Dec. 21 at the Actor's Gang Theater. Robbins interviewed embedded journalist Evan Wright of Rolling Stone as part of his research, along with Anthony Swofford, the Gulf War I veteran who wrote the popular book Jarhead. Cofounder of the Actors Gang in 1981, Robbins is both writer and director of "Embedded," which depicts soldiers getting ready to leave for war in an oil-rich land called "Gomorrah" to fight against the "butcher of Babylon."
  • Actor Tim Robbins: "F*** Compassionate Conservatives"

    11/03/2003 7:25:44 AM PST · by fight_truth_decay · 65 replies · 333+ views
    MRC ^ | Monday, November 03, 2003 07:43:52 | BRENTBAKER
    Left-wing activist/actor Tim Robbins took a crude shot Thursday night at "compassionate conservatives." On CBS's late Late Show with Craig Kilborn, when Robbins was asked to "use the words 'compassionate' and 'conservative' in the same sentence while being neither ironic nor scornful," Robbins came up with "F*** compassionate conservatives," forcing CBS to bleep his first word though it was clear what it was. The MRC's Brian Boyd caught the exchange in question #4 during the "5 Questions" segment on the October 30 show: Kilborn: "Use the words 'compassionate' and 'conservative' in the same sentence while being neither ironic nor scornful."...
  • October Movies To Boycott (Anti-American Celeb Alert!)

    October Movies To Boycott: Mystic River Intolerable Cruelty Runaway Jury Radio The Human Stain Shattered Glass
  • PING Alert! Sean Penn/Tim Robbins Movie "Mystic River" October 10th, 2003

    Mystic River, starring Sean "Baghdad" Penn and Tim "Cold Chill" Robbins is set for release Oct. 10th. Mark your calendars and tell your friends!! Let's make sure Hollywood gets the message...Sean Penn and Tim Robbins do not deserve our money! Let's email this action alert to all on our email lists, let's spread the word so these actors and Hollywood get the message that we ain't buying their work...Should not bite the hand that feeds you!
  • Hollywood stars ask governor not to cut funding for arts programs [Robbins alert]

    06/23/2003 6:48:45 PM PDT · by lainie · 65 replies · 537+ views
    San Jose Mercury News ^ | June 23, 2003 | Gail Schiller
    <p>LOS ANGELES - Hollywood celebrities led by actor-director Tim Robbins called on Gov. Gray Davis Monday not to slash funding for public arts programs, saying children would suffer most and the money would scarcely make a dent in closing the state's $38.2 billion budget deficit.</p>
  • New Sean Penn/Tim Robbins Film Coming To Theatres Sept. 19th! Spread The Word!!

    06/23/2003 11:42:11 AM PDT · by jonalvy44 · 43 replies · 390+ views
    New Sean Penn/Tim Robbins Movie! Mark Your calendars, tell your friends that love America not to waste their money on this one!! Mystic River (2003) Release Date September 19, 2003 Three childhood friends, Sean (Kevin Bacon), Dave (Tim Robbins), and Jimmy (Sean Penn), are reunited after 25 years by a police investigation into the murder of Jimmy's oldest daughter. Sean was the cop on duty in the area when the girl was murdered, and Jimmy, an ex-con, wants to take the law into his own hands. Starring Sean Penn, Kevin Bacon, Tim Robbins, Laurence Fishburne (All 4 are on the...
  • 'Bull Durham' stars give to food bank ($1000 each from Robbins, Sarandon and Shelton)

    05/21/2003 8:58:47 AM PDT · by TLBSHOW · 22 replies · 329+ views
    thedailystar/Cooperstown News Bureau ^ | May 15, 2003 | Tom Grace
    Bull Durham stars give to food bank COOPERSTOWN - Susan Sarandon, Tim Robbins and Ron Shelton, the co-stars and director of the film "Bull Durham," have each contributed $1,000 to the Cooperstown Food Bank The checks, which arrived Wednesday, followed an earlier $377 check, sent to the food bank through the efforts of the "Bull Durham" crew. The $377 was contributed by people who attended a 15th anniversary screening of "Bull Durham" last month at the Brooklyn Academy of Music. During that screening, Robbins passed a hat to collect money for the food bank. Ellen St. John, food bank director,...
  • Celebrities feeling muzzled for speaking out on issues [Chill Wind Alert]

    05/18/2003 10:07:17 PM PDT · by vikingchick · 52 replies · 375+ views ^ | 5/19/03 | Sonya Ross
    WASHINGTON – “Lethal Weapon” actor Danny Glover is the latest celebrity facing an icy brand of national pride that puts the pinch on public figures who question American foreign policy. A threatened boycott seeks to force telecommunications company MCI to dump Glover as its pitchman because of views he expressed about Cuba and against the Iraq war. Similar frostiness extended to the Dixie Chicks, and actors Sean Penn, Tim Robbins and Susan Sarandon when they came out against war in Iraq. Glover said this chill comes from right-wing factions that he denounced as self-appointed thought police. “It’s basically this rabid...
  • Tim Robbins to Appear at Museum of the Moving Image, NYC

    05/14/2003 6:36:50 PM PDT · by tridentine · 7 replies · 234+ views
    Museum of the Moving Image | May 14, 2003
    TIM ROBBINS IN PERSON WITH "BOB ROBERTS"!! Actor/director/writer Tim Robbins will be at the Museum [of the Moving Image--] next Monday, May 19, at 7:00 p.m. for a special screening and discussion of his shockingly timely 1992 film BOB ROBERTS, a political satire that makes reference to the Gulf War, President Bush, Saddam Hussein, and weapons of mass destruction. [TICKETS FOR THIS EVENT ARE EXPECTED TO SELL OUT QUICKLY…CALL 718-784-4520 to ORDER. SEE BELOW FOR MORE INFORMATION]. Robbins is best known for his roles in such films as BULL DURHAM, THE PLAYER, and SHAWSHANK REDEMPTION, and for DEAD MAN WALKING,...
  • DFU SONG: Last Kiss (oh, where oh, where has big mouth Hollywood gone?

    04/28/2003 9:48:35 AM PDT · by doug from upland · 5 replies · 316+ views
    DFU SONG PARODIES | 4-2003 | Lyrics, Doug from Upland
  • The Spoils of antiwar-For some celebrities, a dissenting role has turned into a good career move

    04/23/2003 9:46:32 AM PDT · by T Lady · 19 replies · 225+ views
    MSNBC/Washington Post ^ | April 22, 2003 | Paul Farhi
    April 22-Janeane Garofalo sounds energized about her whole antiwar thing: "I knew when I started speaking out that it was going to be unpleasant," say the actress-comedian, "and I've taken my punches. But the positives have far outweighed the negatives." SUCH AS? Such as all the unsolicited offers Garofalo has received-speaking engagements, stand-up gigs, stage roles-in the weeks since she proffered her antiwar opinions on news programs. Such as the bundles of attagirl letters and the hearty congratulations of strangers in the street. Such as the sitcom pilot she's making for ABC. The other day, after a decade and a...

    04/21/2003 8:49:49 PM PDT · by TomAdkinsCC · 37 replies · 333+ views ^ | 4/17/03 | Tom Adkins
    Hollywood Learns Political Hardball ...A little chin music for Tim Robbins Tom Adkins 4/17/03 Little Timmy Robbins is crying foul. The forever-whining co-star of "Bull Durham" was un-invited to the movie reunion by Baseball Hall of Fame President Dale Petroskey, who noted, "this institution should never be used as a platform for public pro-war sentiments - nor public anti-war sentiments." Wary of the minor-league antics of Robbins, nag Susan Sarandon, and the rest of "Team Left", Petroskey did what every good coach does: he stole the signs. Robbins and Sarandon will turn breakfast into a noxious political tirade if there's...
  • Saddammy: Tyrant's 'gay' porno movie? Doug Powers sees life getting funny again

    04/21/2003 5:48:38 PM PDT · by WrightOnTarget · 18 replies · 2,003+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | 4-21-03 | Doug Powers
    When over stressed, as we tend to get in times of war, we have a psychological need to seek out humorous stories, adopting them like an orphan who wandered too close to Mia Farrow. Fortunately for us, these past few days, the news has presented us with the comic equivalent of the baby boom at the end of World War II, making it virtually impossible to choose a single topic to write about this week. My writing session a few days ago started out innocently enough. I sat down, intending to write about how Ronald Reagan would have handled the...
  • Freedom of Speech... Hollywood Style

    04/21/2003 7:47:41 AM PDT · by Columbine · 33 replies · 297+ views
    GOPUSA ^ | April 21, 2003 | Bobby Eberle
    Since the adoption of the Bill of Rights into the U.S. Constitution, there have been few tenets as reliable as our freedom of speech. On playgrounds across the country, children pour forth with epithets such as "pigface" and "goofball." When told by peers to be quiet, the standard response is: "It's a free country." The recipient of the verbal barrage would then respond in kind. Criticism from adults works in much the same way, or at least it did until we were given the Hollywood interpretation of the first amendment. According to Hollywood, freedom of speech (when used by a...
  • It Seems Big Brother Is Even Watching Us at the Ballpark [Tin-foil VRWC Alert]

    04/19/2003 1:46:14 PM PDT · by willieroe · 8 replies · 332+ views
    CBS ^ | 19 Apr 2003 | Scott Miller
    It's getting creepy out there. Paranoia is rampant. The thought police are on patrol, shining their flashlights into the corners of your garages, looking to root out and crush anything resembling dissent. Ken Griffey Jr. was in the dugout last weekend in Cincinnati, and because we all saw him writhe in agony a couple of weeks ago, his dislocated shoulder isn't exactly a state secret. Yet when someone asked how his rehabilitation was going, Junior went all CIA on us. "I'm not allowed to talk about it," he said mysteriously. "I can't say anything." Someone has gotten to Kevin Appier,...

    04/18/2003 6:48:31 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 31 replies · 245+ views
    DFU | 4-18-03 | Doug from Upland
    HOLLYWOOD FREEDOM OF SPEECH QUIZ 1. Freedom of speech is violated if a federal agent interrupts a speech, drags you away in cuffs, and beats you unmercifully for saying bad but non-threatening things about the president. [ ] T [ ] F 2. Freedom of speech is violated if a private business does not give you a speaking gig because it worries that what you are saying in public might be detrimental or embarrassing to its business. [ ] T [ ] F 3. Freedom of speech is violated if a producer fires you because you showed up stoned out...
  • The Paranoia of the Hollywood Left

    04/18/2003 6:02:33 PM PDT · by SeenTheLight · 33 replies · 555+ views ^ | 4/18/03 | Cinnamon Stillwell
    Tim Robbins’ histrionic speech at the National Press Club on Tuesday, was further evidence of the paranoid bubble-world the Hollywood left inhabits. It all began when he and his “partner,” actress Susan Sarandon, were invited to speak at baseball’s Hall of Fame awards, which were to coincide with the 15th anniversary of “Bull Durham,” a film in which they both starred. Their invitations were recently revoked by the hall’s president, Dale Petroskey, who didn’t feel like providing yet another platform for their hugely unpopular anti-war statements. Ever since, they--and a host of other slighted celebrity pundits--are carrying on as if...
  • "Life Without Consequences; a Hollywood Fairytale" a must read!

    04/17/2003 5:32:55 AM PDT · by political_chick · 25 replies · 292+ views
    Republican Daily News ^ | 04/18/03 | Paul Walfield
    Having a Constitutional right to free speech was so essential to the Founding Fathers that they made it the first of the rights guaranteed in writing, in the creation of the United States. As time passed, lots of things were viewed as speech even though they were physical acts. Pretty soon, things got a little crazy and burning the symbol of the country that gave citizens the right of free speech was seen as a protected right under the first amendment. Apparently, it got folks who made a living pretending to be other people and read words written by other...
  • ABC's Peter Jennings sees an ominous new threat in the world (To Hollywood Celebrities)

    04/16/2003 4:03:56 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 110 replies · 875+ views
    Media Research Center via E-Mail | April 16, 2003 | Brent Baker
    ABC's Peter Jennings sees an ominous new threat in the world. Not weapons of mass destruction or terrorism, but another vast right-wing conspiracy at home, specifically, the supposedly "well organized and aggressive efforts to make life very difficult for celebrities who speak out against the war." Jennings ended Tuesday's World News Tonight with this plug for Wednesday's show: "That is our report on World News Tonight. Tomorrow on the broadcast, the well organized and aggressive efforts to make life very difficult for celebrities who speak out against the war. I'm Peter Jennings. Have a good evening, and good night." I...
  • Free Republic in the News: DC Chapter Freeps Tim Robbins

    04/16/2003 5:46:09 PM PDT · by FreeTheHostages · 130 replies · 937+ views
    CNSnews ^ | 4/16/03 | cnsnews
    'Human Shields' Protect Reporters from Pacifist Actor By Jeff Johnson Congressional Bureau Chief April 16, 2003 Capitol Hill ( - "We're here to protect you," members of the Washington, D.C. chapter of the Free Republic told reporters gathered to cover an anti-war speech by self-proclaimed pacifist and actor Tim Robbins. "We're here to demonstrate against Tim Robbins and act as human shields for reporters in case they ask a question that Tim Robbins doesn't like and he threatens to harm them like he did Lloyd Grove of the Washington Post ," said Kristinn Taylor, co-leader of the group. Grove...
  • "Star power cranks up heat on ad industry", the birth of the "star-based PR offensive"?

    04/16/2003 12:58:55 PM PDT · by Zacs Mom · 11 replies · 315+ views
    USA TODAY ^ | Sept. 26, 2000 | Michael McCarthy
    <p>NEW YORK Ñ Striking members of the Screen Actors Guild (SAG) and American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (AFTRA) have brought out star power to aid their fight against the ad industry.</p> <p>The latest union-industry talks, in their 11th day Monday, are just the third round of bargaining in five months. The core battle is over an industry-proposed flat fee system for network TV ads vs. the current system of payment each time the ad runs. It is widely seen as a prelude to coming battles in the entertainment industry over contracts for actors, writers and directors.</p>
  • Hollywood Liberals Hate Free Speech

    04/16/2003 11:28:05 AM PDT · by stratman1969 · 123 replies · 820+ views ^ | April 16, 2003 | Kevin Willmann
    Actor/Director Tim Robbins hates free speech. So does his long-term partner, Susan Sarandon, as well as Janeane Garafolo, Martin Sheen, The Dixie Chicks, Mike Farrell, Sean Penn, Michael Moore, Harry Belafonte, Ed Asner, Danny Glover, Chrissie Hynde, and other ''anti-war'' celebrities. They only love free speech when they are using it to bash the military, President Bush, and America, both in our own media and overseas. However, when the American consumer, offended by their blame-America first rhetoric, reacts with petitions and boycotts, the words ''blacklist,'' ''undermining free speech'' and ''suppressing dissent'' are used by these celebrities. Hollywood is scared, because...
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    04/16/2003 11:08:08 AM PDT · by Reagan Disciple · 54 replies · 385+ views
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  • Hall head stands firm (Cooperstown Chamber of Commerce gets threats to boycott Baseball Hall)

    04/16/2003 8:42:46 AM PDT · by TLBSHOW · 20 replies · 315+ views
    thedailystar ^ | 4/16/2003 | Melissa Scram
    Hall head stands firm Says he could have handled cancellation of movie event better The president of the National Baseball Hall of Fame said he could have "handled it a little differently," but stood by his decision to cancel an event involving two actors known for their anti-war sentiments. Meanwhile, some in the hospitality business said despite negative e-mails and a couple cancellations, they didn't expect the controversy surrounding Dale Petroskey's decision to cancel an anniversary celebration of the movie "Bull Durham" to hurt the tourist industry. Susan Sarandon and Tim Robbins had been scheduled to discuss the movie, a...