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josh
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posted 21 March 2003 11:51 AM      Profile for josh     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
http://news.scotsman.com/index.cfm?id=295902003
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paxamillion
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posted 21 March 2003 11:55 AM      Profile for paxamillion   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
To which I must respond "Up Yer Kilt."
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Mr. Magoo
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posted 21 March 2003 01:19 PM      Profile for Mr. Magoo   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Funny it never occurs to any of these stars to blacklist the Oscars.
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Willowdale Wizard
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posted 21 March 2003 02:04 PM      Profile for Willowdale Wizard   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
the oscars, a facade, a sham? i'm shocked.

let's hope selma hayek and mr. moore come through in the clutch.


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paxamillion
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posted 21 March 2003 02:09 PM      Profile for paxamillion   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
I think I heard that Will Smith was planning to be a no-show.
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dale cooper
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posted 21 March 2003 02:10 PM      Profile for dale cooper     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Are you sure he just wasn't invited?
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Willowdale Wizard
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posted 21 March 2003 02:13 PM      Profile for Willowdale Wizard   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
he actually asked not to be invited, but all he has said is that he wouldn't feel "comfortable" attending.
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Tommy M
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posted 21 March 2003 03:24 PM      Profile for Tommy M     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Those Oscar war protests in full
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Doug
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posted 21 March 2003 03:28 PM      Profile for Doug   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
"winners, who the producers have no control over, could find their acceptance speeches cut if they say anything much more than a brief thank you."

This would actually be a good general policy for years to come. Thank three people/deities and they're off. It might actually prevent the Oscars from going on all night for once.


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Mr. Magoo
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posted 21 March 2003 03:29 PM      Profile for Mr. Magoo   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Hypothetical question: If the Oscars offered recipients an opportunity to voice their personal politics during the awards on the condition that Mel Gibson could have 3 minutes to rant about how 'abortion is murder', would you consider that a good trade? Or is it better to just hand out some awards & call it a night?
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dale cooper
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posted 21 March 2003 05:03 PM      Profile for dale cooper     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
But they haven't prohibited Mel Gibson from attending the Oscars on account of this possibility so it's not really a good comparison.
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Mr. Magoo
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posted 21 March 2003 05:08 PM      Profile for Mr. Magoo   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
I doubt if they consider it the same kind of high probability. I only asked because I'm curious whether people believe that the Oscars are:

a) an appropriate place for Hollywood stars to air their personal political opinions before millions

or

b) an appropriate place for Hollywood stars to air certain political beliefs before millions

If you'd let Mel have his say, then you're in the 'a' column. If not, but you disapprove of the Oscars putting a muzzle on others, then you're in the 'b' column.


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Michael Hardner
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posted 21 March 2003 05:38 PM      Profile for Michael Hardner   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
I don't think the Oscars are appropriate at any time.

Ever since "Ghost".


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dale cooper
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posted 21 March 2003 05:40 PM      Profile for dale cooper     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
ditto
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Mr. Magoo
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posted 21 March 2003 05:44 PM      Profile for Mr. Magoo   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
LOL! (I have to agree. I never watch them - ever.)
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josh
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posted 10 April 2003 05:28 PM      Profile for josh     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
The Oscars may be over, but the blacklist continues, both in front:

http://www.sportsline.com/mlb/story/6307851

and behind the cameras:

http://tv.zap2it.com/news/tvnewsdaily.html?30964

[ 10 April 2003: Message edited by: josh ]


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Michelle
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posted 10 April 2003 05:44 PM      Profile for Michelle   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
I love Robbins' response! Blistering indeed.

As for the Hitler producer - that's pretty wild, isn't it? I mean, he didn't even say that the mood of the US was on the same scale as the mood in Germany, he was only drawing a parallel between public fears causing people to acquiesce to the eroding of their civil rights in both times and places - and even that reference was relatively oblique. Surely that is within the bounds of normal discourse. It's not like he was calling Americans a bunch of nazis or anything.

Never mind offering Bush asylum - I think we should offer American left-wingers asylum!


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Timebandit
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posted 10 April 2003 05:56 PM      Profile for Timebandit     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Fired from Alliance Atlantis - A Canadian company?! Holy shit! It's happening here!

This makes me very worried...

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Secret Agent Style
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posted 10 April 2003 08:47 PM      Profile for Secret Agent Style        Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
More neo-McCarthyism in the land of the free:

http://makeashorterlink.com/?Q17523924


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al-Qa'bong
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posted 10 April 2003 08:58 PM      Profile for al-Qa'bong   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
quote:
Fired from Alliance Atlantis - A Canadian company?! Holy shit! It's happening here!

This makes me very worried...


Don't fret. Get a job with the Ministry of Truth, and turn that frown upside-down.

[ 10 April 2003: Message edited by: al-Qa'bong ]


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pogge
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posted 16 April 2003 08:50 PM      Profile for pogge   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Tim Robbins addressing the National Press Corps in Washington:

quote:
The fate of discourse, the health of this republic is in your hands, whether you write on the left or the right. This is your time and the destiny you have chosen. We lay the continuance of our democracy on your desks and count on your pens to be mightier. Millions are watching and waiting in mute frustration and hope. Hoping for someone to defend the spirit and letter of our Constitution and to defy the intimidation that is visited upon us daily in the name of national security and warped notions of patriotism. Our ability to disagree, and our inherent right to question our leaders and criticize their actions, define who we are. To allow those rights to be taken away out of fear, to punish people for their beliefs, to limit access in the news media to differing opinions is to acknowledge our democracy's defeat. These are challenging times. There is a wave of hate that seeks to divide us, right and left, pro-war and antiwar.

Salon has the whole speech here.


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