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Coldgothicwoman Donating Member (222 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-11-03 10:08 PM
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An email I just received regarding a new movie
You would think that after all the misdirections, lies, disasters, and even ignorant photo ops that letters like this would no longer be part of the normal rhetoric. Given that it was mailed to a group of 100 people from someone I used to work with, though, I'm not so sure now. As for my opinion, I didn't think the movie looked that good but I may go see it now just to counterboycott. :)

<BEGINNING OF EMAIL>
Mystic River, the new movie being released this Wednesday is starring Sean Penn and Tim Robbins who have been known to spew hate speech against our current President, assaulting his character for doing what he is attempting to do with the war on terror, to protect Americans from further attack. Which has been very successful so far.

These 2 liberal actors have sided with Saddam Hussein and Osama Bin Laden and against our own country, as demonstrated by Penn's going to Iraq prior to the war in protest of our ending attack to remove the terrorist regime of Saddam Hussein, saying that we have no right to attack innocent people and that it was the Bush administration that is starting this war.

Let us not forget 9/11/2001. I figure I have no way to let the liberals in Hollywood knew that they are just actors....and not representative of mainstream America, by myself. But if each one of us route this note to all of your friends who support our troops and the administration, and make sure that they do not go to this movie. Encourage all you know.....not to go to it. By doing this.....these actors won't be able to get a job. Look what it did for Alec Baldwin's career! He's a washed up actor that watches his mouth these days.

We have 2 days until this movie starts. Let the boycott begin. Route this to every loyal patriotic person you know and stay away from this movie with these anti-American activists. These are 2 very outspoken hate ministers and we can make a difference.

<END OF TEXT OF EMAIL>

Well it does point out one thing now -- it just verifies that the wingnuts do want to silence us (which of course they all deny) but that line is telling. 'He's a washed up actor that watches his mouth these days'. But no, surely that doesn't mean they want to silence all dissent!

:argh:
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Lisa0825 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-11-03 10:11 PM
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1. well that settles it!!!! I'm going to the movies this weekend!!!!
I also bought the Dixie Chicks CD in response to a stupid email like that. I figure the best response is to do the opposite of what they want :-)
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Coldgothicwoman Donating Member (222 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-11-03 10:18 PM
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2. I still have a pile of French...
...I mean Freedom Chocolate, too!

Some of the best on earth IMHO. :)
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neuvocat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-11-03 10:19 PM
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3. I'll see it next week then.
I'll be on vacation, so I got lots of time to do it.
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frustrated_lefty Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-11-03 10:22 PM
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4. k, I have a wife and kids to feed, I was going to ask
my wife to be tolerant and let me go see The Return of the King, but I think I'll donate plasma and take the family to see Mystic River instead.
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REP Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-11-03 10:23 PM
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5. "Mystic River" Opened October 15th
I wonder why this email is being propogated nearly two months after the movie opened.
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Coldgothicwoman Donating Member (222 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-11-03 10:27 PM
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8. It did?
I just got this email today...

Sorry about that all. I thought it was current. I suppose I should have known better, considering the source. :dunce:
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REP Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-11-03 10:30 PM
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9. Yes, It Did
HUGE publicity campaign ... TV and newspaper ads ... Dennis Lehane on a million talk shows ... Been and gone.
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liberalhistorian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-11-03 10:23 PM
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6. But notice that when
those in Hollywood who AREN'T "liberals" (Schwarzenegger, Charlton Heston, and many musicians, particularly of the country variety) open their mouths, it's perfectly okay and they have every right, blahblahblah. And if it was against Clinton was he was president, well, then, more the better! FUCKING HYPOCRITES!!!!
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Droopy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-11-03 10:25 PM
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7. Let us not forget 9/11
I hate that line. It implies that every person who opposed the war does not care about what happened on that day and that somehow that tragedy warranted the attack on Iraq. What a load of shit.
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SheilaT Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-12-03 12:10 AM
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10. Aaah, the joys
of emails that get forwarded and forwarded, mostly by people who don't read them.

And I'm going to go out on a limb here and ask if you can post a photo of the rock you've been living under that you didn't know "Mystic River" has come and gone from the theaters a couple of months ago now.

It was pretty decent and is probably just about out on video.
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