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Behind the Aegis Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-30-06 12:44 AM
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Bigots of Hollywood UNITE!!
I saw this while tooling around the web...good grief.

Mel Gibson Feels Michael Richards' Pain

NEW YORK (AP) -- Though he's lost many fans after being captured on video hurling racist epithets at a comedy club audience, Michael Richards has an ally: Mel Gibson. "I felt like sending Michael Richards a note," Gibson says in an interview in Entertainment Weekly's Dec. 8 issue.

"I feel really badly for the guy. He was obviously in a state of stress. You don't need to be inebriated to be bent out of shape. But my heart went out to the guy."

The 50-year-old actor-director added: "They'll probably torture him for a while and then let him go. I like him."

After his Nov. 17 tirade became known, Richards apologized on David Letterman's "Late Show" on CBS, saying his remarks were sparked by anger at being heckled, not bigotry. He also apologized to the Rev. Al Sharpton and on the Rev. Jesse Jackson's syndicated radio program.

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Kiouni Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-30-06 12:45 AM
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1. Mel's note reads:
blame it on the Booze you imbecile!
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Why Syzygy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-30-06 12:51 AM
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2. His heart went out to the guy?
I haven't seen any of the tapes, just heard bits and pieces here and there. Tempest in a tea pot describes my POV. Racism is wrong, of course. Calling people names is immature and wrong. Being sh*tfaced does not naturally lead one to hurl racist remarks. I've seen plenty of drunks, and non of them resorted to that kind of behavior. Something else going on there. We shouldn't be surprised if some Hollywood types haven't learned tolerance and acceptance yet. They are part of the general population after all.
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bliss_eternal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-30-06 12:52 AM
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3. Maybe they'll form a support group.
:spray: Those that are oppressed, by the oppressed.
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Behind the Aegis Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-30-06 12:56 AM
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4. LOL!
:rofl:

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bliss_eternal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-30-06 01:00 AM
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7. ...imagine those meetings.
:spray: :hi:

:pals:
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Behind the Aegis Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-30-06 01:07 AM
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10. I am in a puckish mood...
I can think of some really funny things, but I am afraid some here would take it the wrong way, so I will stick with two things..

The meeting would involve a discussion on the Zionist controlled media and how they are damaging good actors who "stumble onto an incident." I am sure it would also involve a monologue from "Kramer" on "Black Jews: the real threat (bonus if they are gay)."

:evilgrin:
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bliss_eternal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-30-06 01:15 AM
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12. OMG!! LMAO!!!
:rofl: :rofl:

...way funnier than what I imagined!
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Bluebear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-30-06 12:58 AM
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5. "50 years ago we would have hung you upside down with a fork up your fucking ass!"
So said Richards.


And Gibson's "heart went out to him"??????? Nuff said.
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Behind the Aegis Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-30-06 12:59 AM
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6. And we all know what Mel thinks of asses being used for anything...
...other than taking a shit! Fucking Jew-hating homophobic racist apologist! :puke:
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bliss_eternal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-30-06 01:02 AM
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9. Don't hold anything back, BtA...!
Edited on Thu Nov-30-06 01:06 AM by bliss_eternal
:rofl: No one rants like you do!

I'm TOTALLY on the same page with you. I can't believe the studio released his piece of shit movie. :eyes:
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Behind the Aegis Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-30-06 01:09 AM
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11. Shhh...I **never** rant!
LOL! Seems today has been fraught with all kinds of bigotry. It really does give one pause to think...what fucking century are we in?!?!
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bliss_eternal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-30-06 01:21 AM
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14. Tell me about it.
Edited on Thu Nov-30-06 01:25 AM by bliss_eternal
:eyes:
Will you sit in the back of the bus with me, BtA? ;) Or shall we overcome, together?
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Behind the Aegis Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-30-06 01:31 AM
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22. What a world! What a world!
In the back of the bus? HELL NO! Girl, you and I will kick the driver to the curb and take that bus on a freedom tour...filled with hot lovelies, song, and truth! We won't be "Thelma and Louise," we will be "The Eternal Aegis of Bliss" (or "The Eternal Behind of Bliss and Aegis" and we get to choose who kneels at our "alter!").

I told you I was feeling " :evilgrin:" tonight!
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bliss_eternal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-30-06 01:44 AM
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32. Whooo Hoooo...Freedom Tour!
:bounce:

We could travel from state to state, kicking racism, sexism, anti-semitism and homophobia in the ass--literally! We could televise the Revolution of our Freedom Tour for all to see! The Eternal Aegis of Bliss Show would kick the shit out of O'Reilly's sorry ass show! :bounce:

:rofl:
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Behind the Aegis Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-30-06 01:56 AM
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39. Sounds fun!
Even better, we can sit in the Big Easy and coordinate the efforts of others whilst sipping on cocktails and being fanned by hunky men and filming our show. As for kicking the shit out of O'Reilly's show, a commentary show featuring the Tele-tubbies could do that, I'd like to aim higher. :)
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bliss_eternal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-30-06 02:09 AM
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41. Good point...
:spray:

Quote:
As for kicking the shit out of O'Reilly's show, a commentary show featuring the Tele-tubbies could do that, I'd like to aim higher.

Hunky men? Fanning? Where do I sign up? :rofl:

I know this is silly, but this has the makings of a great cable access show or webcast. ;)
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bliss_eternal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-30-06 01:01 AM
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8. Exactly...!
:(
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Nicole Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-30-06 01:18 AM
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13. What an idiot
As if Michael Richards didn't dig a big enough hole, Mel Gibson shows up to help shovel.

Maybe they can do a "Bigots R Us" road show together. I hear the Blue Collar Comedy Crew needs an opening act.
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bliss_eternal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-30-06 01:22 AM
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15. Isn't that the worst?
I can't believe Comedy Central airs that crap. :puke:
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Nicole Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-30-06 01:25 AM
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17. I know
The first time I saw it I had to double check to see if I had HBO or Showtime on.
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bliss_eternal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-30-06 01:27 AM
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18. LOL! LOL!
I can't even look at Jeff Foxworthy anymore. Bleh! I honestly think Larry the Cable guy is the worst of the lot. Then again, I can't stomach the rest of them long enough to know for sure. :shrug:
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Nicole Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-30-06 01:31 AM
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21. Every time I hear
Larry the Cable guy, I wanna puke. Git er done? How about git yer ass back to whatever hole you crawled out of.

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bliss_eternal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-30-06 01:38 AM
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27. The first time I saw him...
he was looking over his shoulder and kind of shivered, and said something to the affect of,"...I thought that was a black guy." :eyes: :puke:
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selfdestructive Donating Member (113 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-30-06 01:22 AM
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16. freedom of speech

does not exist in this country.
if it did more people would say much more daily.
im not really sure if its better or worse that way.
if i stretch it out over a long period of time though, its so very much worse.
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Nicole Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-30-06 01:27 AM
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19. Interesting take on freedom of speech
I would never say some of the crap I've heard these two say. Freedom of speech has nothing to do with it. I just don't think that way.
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Name removed Donating Member (0 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-30-06 01:29 AM
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Nicole Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-30-06 01:36 AM
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25. LOL
I bet something is going to blow soon from the pressure of it all. :scared:
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selfdestructive Donating Member (113 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-30-06 01:33 AM
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23. freedom of speech is ALL ABOUT

hearing ideals and perspectives you may NOT want to hear...
if you cannot understand that then there is nothing else i can really say to you.
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Behind the Aegis Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-30-06 01:35 AM
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24. freedom of speech is also...
...being able to call those "...ideals and perspectives you may NOT want to hear..." repugnant, vile, crass, and unacceptable in a society that should value equality of ALL people...but then that is just my idea of freedom of speech.
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selfdestructive Donating Member (113 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-30-06 01:39 AM
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28. wrong ideals and freedom to say them or debate them

do not coincide


right/wrong is all perspective
normal/irrational is all perspective

there is no definite when it comes to perspective
the authors of the constitution were smart enough to realize this

people still allow themselves to be exploited on one side or the other though.
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Behind the Aegis Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-30-06 01:52 AM
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36. a small point
"there is no definite when it comes to perspective
the authors of the constitution were smart enough to realize this
"

I will agree with that, in part. However, they were also wise enough to know there are some things that cannot be said. I will also say, your post really didn't make much sense. I couldn't follow what you were trying to say.
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selfdestructive Donating Member (113 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-30-06 01:59 AM
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40. you dont understand me??

lets look at what you just said shall we?

"I will agree with that, in part. However, they were also wise enough to know there are some things that cannot be said. I will also say, your post really didn't make much sense. I couldn't follow what you were trying to say."

specifically

"However, they were also wise enough to know there are some things that cannot be said."

where exactly were you taught that?
thank god i never went to that school.
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Behind the Aegis Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-30-06 02:17 AM
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42. Your writing style is awkward and difficult to understand.
There are things that cannot be said in certain places, on certain issues, for good reasons. That is not a difficult concept. One cannot run around saying anything and everything one wants, it doesn't mean s/he doesn't have freedom of speech, it simply means it is limited. You seem to think that freedom of speech means one can say whatever, whenever, to whomever.
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selfdestructive Donating Member (113 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-30-06 02:20 AM
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43. now you're hearing me

thats exactly how i think it was intended, in theory of course.
tie in economics and that goes right out the window.
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Nicole Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-30-06 01:39 AM
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29. Well said.
Your idea of freedom of speech is the same as mine.
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bliss_eternal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-30-06 01:40 AM
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30. Preach...!
:applause:Tell the truth, Brother BtA...! Say it! :applause:
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bliss_eternal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-30-06 01:37 AM
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26. Clearly I've misunderstood you, selfdestructive...
in my own defense, your original post was a bit confusing.

Please accept my apology and feel free to clarify what I obviously misunderstood. :)

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selfdestructive Donating Member (113 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-30-06 01:42 AM
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31. no need to apologize

i have a tendency to be misunderstood
sometimes i go a long way to make a small point
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Nicole Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-30-06 01:46 AM
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33. I understand it perfectly
I didn't say they had no right to say what they did.

I said I would never say it because I don't think that way, not because of freedom of speech.

Your post implied true freedom of speech would result in more of that kind of talk.
My post let you know it's not freedom of speech that keeps me from saying it.

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selfdestructive Donating Member (113 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-30-06 01:52 AM
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37. did you ever notice

its the people with money who get attention for saying such things?
does anyone care about the average joe six pack racist or bigot??
how many of them do you think exist in this country?


which party do you think they identify more with?
im not saying it should be a goal of any party to target them, but thats exactly whats happening.
they wrap it all around blessed freedom.
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selfdestructive Donating Member (113 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-30-06 01:54 AM
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38. that is exactly what i implied

if people were not monetarily oppressed there would be much more dialogue going on in this country.

workers to CEO's
blacks and whites
religion vs religion

the list is long
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selfdestructive Donating Member (113 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-30-06 01:49 AM
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34. you are free not to repeat whatever you like
Edited on Thu Nov-30-06 02:09 AM by selfdestructive
but the law states that any person can say whatever they like.
if enough people support it and it goes to vote and is voted in, it becomes law.

it's supposed to be dynamic and dependent upon the constituents (at least statewide/locally).


edit:
the thing about this is every single minority seems to understand this is how it works....
why do you think they seek to exploit the system in an attempt to become a MAJORITY.
i don't care what race, creed, color, religion, etc...
they all seem to understand this on a very fundamental level.
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Nicole Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-30-06 01:52 AM
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35. I never said otherwise.
Where are you getting that from my post? Please point it out to me. :shrug:
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Raine Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-30-06 02:32 AM
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44. I'll bet Gibson has a soft spot for Richards
cause "Kramer's" obscenity laden racist rant took the heat and attention off of him. x(
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