Wednesday, August 02, 2006

Guess I gotta talk about Mel Gibson


As everyone on the planet now knows, Mel Gibson was arrested Friday morning for drunk driving and used the opportunity to do a passionate Rodney King-style verbal beatdown on a Jewish police officer. Some entertainment pundits are spelling this as the end of his career.

Yes indeed. Because of this incident, Mel Gibson will no longer have any clout in Hollywood ever again. This highly shocking arrest (and the unexpected bigoted tirade that followed) will derail his career where Passion of the Christ, his previous remarks and his socio-political stances never could before. Arrests have been the death knell for Hollywood stars for decades; after all, who wants to see a megastar performer once they've been behind bars? No one, that's who!

Because of Friday's events, Gibson will probably lose most of his huge fanbase and will now have to cater to his die-hard loyalists, conservative Christians. After all, no moviegoer would ever dream of purchasing a movie ticket unless they agreed entirely with every star's personal agendas. So this is actually good news for Republicans, none of whom have seen a movie in years.

If Mel Gibson ever wants to work in this town again, he'll have to finance his films himself. This will no doubt prove devastating to him, as self-funded films are typically a risky bet. He'll most likely have to produce and direct his own work as well, and we can only imagine how that will turn out.

Mel may own Malibu, and the movie industry, and the GNPs of most small countries, but that doesn't mean anything when Johnny Law comes to direct! Wait, yes it does. What was my point again?

11 comments:

Anonymous said...

Poor Mel, imagine him funding his own projects?

Pondering American said...

Good grief, Well am anxious to see the other anti jewish feeling condeemed too.

Here are my thoughts on the issue

http://theponderingamerican.blogspot.com/2006/07/mel-gibson-and-what-i-think-about.html

Stay tuned I have a whole list of people that need to get the same treatment as mel that I am going to post. Some you will like and others maybe not

Oh and please I think we need more sterotypes of Republicans and conservatives in your next post. I can't get enough of it.

Hillary For President said...

I don't see what is the problem with mel say. Fact is simple. The zionists (Israel), imperialists (Bush and NEOCONS), and capatalists (USA), our responsable four all prolems, wars, etc.

With Hillary Clinton for President, world piece wood be at hand.
Mislam land's would be return and dhimmis wood be protect by Mislam rulers

Ian McGibboney said...

HFP, only someone who was trying to crudely parody the liberal view would argue that we want a religious theocracy of any kind in power. We don't support terrorists any more than we support the neocons. Give it up already.

Anonymous said...

Ian,

Have you read your blog? I can't believe you are attacking HFP.

What makes you angry? That Hillary is misrepreseting every liberal as an extreme radical leftist? YOU misrepresent every conservative as radical right wingers and their intentions as hate filled and bigoted.

The only difference between the two of you is HFP can't (or won't) spell.

Ian McGibboney said...

I resent that. HFP is someone's lame idea of a joke, a right-winger's caricature of an extreme leftist. Read HFP's profile if you still think he's real. Some of his interests are "Islam, liberalism, Europe, France, wine, cheese and PETA." He's also supposedly from Boston. And, despite the atrocious spelling, he is a teacher? Give me a break! Combine that with HFP's badly misrepresented views of the left, and it adds up to someone I cannot take seriously.

If I'm wrong about conservatives being far-right-wingers, then why don't the Republicans who aren't mad with power and religion stand up and reclaim the party? I know for a fact that all GOP members are not nuts; on the other hand, most of the party leaders are not making that obvious. I'm very scared for the future of the world, and I call it like I see it. I have my name here, and I keep it real. If you don't like what I have to say, then disagree. Or try to change things. But I can assure you that I'm no one-note joke hiding behind a stupid pseudonym.

Anonymous said...

Thats the point. You say, "If I'm wrong about conservatives being far-right-wingers, then why don't the Republicans who aren't mad with power and religion stand up and reclaim the party?"

Ok. There you go...mischaracterizing the Republican majority as "far-right-wingers, mad with power and religion".

That is a dirty lie. Most of the republican party is fairly moderate, with a very small number of exceptions. There are really no true conservatives in power, the radical left has seen to that.

You characterize them the same way HFP characterizes the left, as extremists. True, she is a parody and you are not.

I don't know if that is good or bad for you. Whatever it is, she hit a nerve.

Radical leftism is destroying America. How can you be blind to it? Things have actually gotten so insane and you people have actually gone so far to the left that you honestly believe that moderate opinions are "far right wing".

Radical Islam is attacking peace loving Christians, Jews, and Muslims on all contenients, save Antartica. Still, you defend it. You pretend America and Israel are at fault when radical Islam is the true criminal. The fact is, you don't want to admit it is a threat the the very existence of the human race, because then you have to face it, and you are too afraid.

Ian McGibboney said...

Nameless one, you say two things that are correct: 1) most Republicans are moderate than far-right and 2) the GOP leaders are not conservative. Indeed, our leaders are far from conservative in the traditional sense of limited government, no foreign entanglements and local sovereignty. And so my question remains: if the GOP leaders do not represent the majority view of the party, then why have you chosen them to represent you? Why do you stick to their side even as they unravel everything that your party stands for?

I would like to believe that the Republican party is as you say. But that means nothing if the Bush administration is composed of "far-right wingers, mad with power and religion." What the majority of the party believes doesn't mean squat if it is hiding behind the public and legislative face of the party.

There is no "radical left" with any power in this country. Hell, I don't even consider myself radical left. I (and others like myself) only seem that way because of the extreme right-turn this country has taken in the past few years. Because the center has moved rightward, that makes the moderate left look like a radical. In this day and age, saying anything to the left of Sean Hannity virtually assures one the label of "radical leftist." That says nothing about me and everything about the state of public discourse these days.

True fact: in the 1990s, people considered me to be almost moderate. And I've hardly changed at all.

Your final point misses my point. It is also dangerously simplistic. Radical Islam is a major threat, and I am not denying that. But it isn't as if Christians and Jews are completely innocent either. What pisses me off is that fundamentalist religion on our part is only making this a lot worse than it needs to be. We are essentially taking their bait.

HFP only strikes a nerve in me because that person refuses to quit. He adds nothing of value to my blog, or to anyone else's, and yet some still take him seriously, and I fear that they are driving more intelligent commenters away. I do not appreciate the association.

Anonymous said...

Some of the Radical Left in power:

Hillary Clinton
Chuck Schumer
Cynthia Mckinney
Barbara Boxer
Harry Reid
Russ Feingold
Nancy Pelosi
John Kerry
Dianne Feinstein
Joe Biden
Roberty Byrd
Ted Kennedy
Pat Kennedy
Joe Lieberman

Ian McGibboney said...

You've got to be kidding. Is that the best you can do? Except maybe for Feingold and Boxer (who aren't exactly radicals themselves), every name on that list routinely bends to GOP policy. A lot of them might talk a tough game, but utlimately nothing gets done about the right's stranglehold on power. Indeed, most of those names are so loaded now (by the deliberately misleading talking-head media) that their support for something is often the kiss of death.

And Joe Lieberman? Are you serious? The guy is a Democrat in name only. Republicans like him because (so they say) he's "reasonable," when really what they mean is, "he kisses our ass." Putting him on a list of radical leftists is not only wrong, but stupid.

GIBB said...

"Radical leftism is destroying America. How can you be blind to it? Things have actually gotten so insane and you people have actually gone so far to the left that you honestly believe that moderate opinions are "far right wing".

Radical Islam is attacking peace loving Christians, Jews, and Muslims on all contenients, save Antartica. Still, you defend it. You pretend America and Israel are at fault when radical Islam is the true criminal. The fact is, you don't want to admit it is a threat the the very existence of the human race, because then you have to face it, and you are too afraid."
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Who you callin' "You People"? (that's hilarious)

What's destroying America is a lack of leadership on either side of the political fence. The idea that my side is always right and your side is always wrong is for bullshit talk-show hosts and morons and lemmings.

As a member of the "Baby Boomer" generation, I am ashamed to say that we have let America down with our own self-serving interests. Let's not forget, we were once known as the "Me" generation as well.

"Arrogant", "hypocritical", "gutless" & "greedy" are just a few terms that can currently be applied to both political parties. We all know there is plenty to go around on both sides of the fence. Opinion polls show record lows on this Congress and Administration, so let's stop playing the one-sided blame-game.

To blame is to admit there IS something wrong, but unless and until we find the courage to stop wasting our time blaming, and start using it to solve these great issues, we will travel the path to defeat as a country.

On the accusation (above) that Ian is somehow "too afraid" to face what you suggest is absolutely ridiculous. I should know, I helped raise him. As his father, I have had many, many proud moments watching Ian, under intellectual fire, stand up for what he believes. That takes a lot of courage I would say. What takes zero courage, is "talking the talk" online under the name "Anonymous".

Anyway, Ian doesn't need me to defend him, as you can see.

Paul McGibboney...aka GIBB