Mel Gibson's Mugshot Not a Hollywood Hall-of-Famer

Here’s Mel Gibson’s mugshot taken after his arrest for DUI and subsequent alleged anti-Jew tirade:

This will definitely not go down in history as a Hollywood classic. Newfound Gibson haters will also loathe the fact that there’s not a swastika carved in Mel’s forehead or anything like that.

For my money, there’s still no beating Nick Nolte and Glen Campbell:

Mel’s not a true class act like Johnny Depp, however. Hey, who hasn’t had a day like this:

For an impressive library of mugshots of the rich, famous, and notoriously screwed, check out the archive at The Smoking Gun.

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Mel Gibson’s Mugshot Not a Hollywood Hall-of-Famer

Here’s Mel Gibson’s mugshot taken after his arrest for DUI and subsequent alleged anti-Jew tirade:

This will definitely not go down in history as a Hollywood classic. Newfound Gibson haters will also loathe the fact that there’s not a swastika carved in Mel’s forehead or anything like that.

For my money, there’s still no beating Nick Nolte and Glen Campbell:

Mel’s not a true class act like Johnny Depp, however. Hey, who hasn’t had a day like this:

For an impressive library of mugshots of the rich, famous, and notoriously screwed, check out the archive at The Smoking Gun.

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Republicans, Have You Hugged Michael Moore Today?

Republicans, have you hugged Michael Moore today?

The filmmaker and man who wherever you see him, you assume it’s the bus stop, has recently located to Traverse City, Michigan. According to Moore, strange things are happening. Moore says that now more Republicans than ever are hugging him these days.

There are four possible explanations for this. 1) These people are actually rare right-of-center environmentalist tree-huggers who are mistaking Moore for the trunk of a California Redwood. 2) Moore is lying and delusional. 3) He’s put Spanish Fly and beer goggles in the notoriously Republican northern Michigan water supply. Or, 4) he is getting hugs but for a different reason.

I’m guessing it’s #4.  Republicans could be walking up to Moore and saying “thanks!” As in, “thanks for continuing to give Democrats horrible advice.”

What horrible advice? Apparently there’s a hugging theme, because not long ago Moore encouraged Democrat politicians to give a big squeeze to liberal Hollywood:

“Democrats need to embrace Hollywood because this is where they need to come to learn how to tell a story,” said Moore.

Poor Democrats – they’re seeking a “shining city on a hill” and all they get from their consultant is directions to Jonestown.

Future Democrat candidates should embrace Hollywood more? This is one group hug that could ensure Republican control of the government until the sun turns into a white dwarf, plus a few weeks. This could be why Republicans are, in turn, hugging Michael Moore.

Does Moore know how average Americans view many of today’s celebrities? Obviously not, because he’s dished Democrats more bad advice than Miss Cleo.

Go ahead, Democrats, take Moore’s advice and pull closer to Alec Baldwin and Susan Sarandon. After all, those two are past winners of People for the American Way’s “Defender of Democracy” award. Who would have thought that democracy could be defended solely by two actors armed only with lunacy launchers and pointed idiocy?

Take Moore’s advice, Democrats, and wrap your arms tighter around Barbra Streisand and see how much further it carries your political career.

According to Moore, future Democrats seeking election need to give bigger hugs to the likes of Danny Glover and the Fidel Castro bobblehead on the back dashboard of his car, not to mention Rob Reiner, known to many of us as “Meathead” – oh, and he also played the role of Mike Stivic on “All in the Family.”

Moore thinks a stronger and longer Dem-style snuggle needs to go to activist and former “M*A*S*H” star Mike Farrell, co-founder of “artists united to win without war“, and, excluding Hollywood madams, is the only Californian to have the letters “B.J.” as the highlight of his resume. 

Democrat presidential and congressional candidates need to more tightly embosom Ed Asner, the “Yoda” of leftist Malibu Jedi, and Sean Penn, who plays second-chair snivelhorn for Martin Sheen and his All-Bohemian Orchestra.

Michael Moore consistently encourages Democrats to embrace political dynamite and/or play Russian Roulette with a bullet in every chamber. This would, if true, go a long way toward explaining why Republicans are hugging Michael Moore.

“Attention Republicans, Mr. Moore is now available for a hug. Anyone? …. anyone?”

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Monday's Column: Oh Black Bubba, Bam-ba-lam

Today’s column at WorldNetDaily has been six years in the making. In 2000, Bill Clinton decided to locate his official post-presidential office in Harlem. Ever since then many residents there have been screaming “gentrification!”

A few scattered protests over the years didn’t make much news. Then, just a few days ago, there was a protest by at least a dozen ticked off Harlem residents in front of Clinton’s office. They’re still upset. Why aren’t they worshipping Bill Clinton as they’ve been instructed?

Give a read to “Bill Clinton’s Harlem Scuffle” to find out what’s happening, and what Bill Clinton has done for, and to, the black community.

Side notes:

Thanks to Joyanna Adams – a fine writer in her own… uh… right — for the nice birthday wishes and the 40 Scandinavian topless girls (that gives me a total of 49). Yes, I’m 40 today, but it’s nothing that anybody who has lived to be 40 hasn’t done, except for I did it with no hands. I have to go get those darn kids off my lawn now.

Monday’s Column: Oh Black Bubba, Bam-ba-lam

Today’s column at WorldNetDaily has been six years in the making. In 2000, Bill Clinton decided to locate his official post-presidential office in Harlem. Ever since then many residents there have been screaming “gentrification!”

A few scattered protests over the years didn’t make much news. Then, just a few days ago, there was a protest by at least a dozen ticked off Harlem residents in front of Clinton’s office. They’re still upset. Why aren’t they worshipping Bill Clinton as they’ve been instructed?

Give a read to “Bill Clinton’s Harlem Scuffle” to find out what’s happening, and what Bill Clinton has done for, and to, the black community.

Side notes:

Thanks to Joyanna Adams – a fine writer in her own… uh… right — for the nice birthday wishes and the 40 Scandinavian topless girls (that gives me a total of 49). Yes, I’m 40 today, but it’s nothing that anybody who has lived to be 40 hasn’t done, except for I did it with no hands. I have to go get those darn kids off my lawn now.

John McCain and Hillary Clinton: From Drinkin' Buddies to Running Mates?

If this keeps up, the rest of America are the ones who are going to need vodka — and plenty of it.

In politics, there’s nothing wrong with a little across-the-aisle joking and hanging around once in a while. When that joking and messing around begins to reach orgy status, then we begin to run into George Carlin’s definition of bipartisanship: “The word bipartisan means that some larger than usual deception is being carried out.”

A little bipartisanship aside, when our politicians begin drinking each other pretty, then we have cause for concern.

This from the New York Times (warning: link gives away absolutely no information that is helpful to al-Qaeda):

Two summers ago, on a Congressional trip to Estonia, Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton astonished her traveling companions by suggesting that the group do what one does in the Baltics: hold a vodka-drinking contest.

Delighted, the leader of the delegation, Senator John McCain, quickly agreed. The after-dinner drinks went so well — memories are a bit hazy on who drank how much — that Mr. McCain, an Arizona Republican, later told people how unexpectedly engaging he found Mrs. Clinton to be. “One of the guys” was the way he described Mrs. Clinton, a New York Democrat, to some Republican colleagues.

Mrs. Clinton and Mr. McCain went on to develop an amiable if professionally calculated relationship. They took more official trips together, including to Iraq. They worked together on the Senate Armed Services Committee and on the issue of global warming. They made a joint appearance last year on “Meet the Press,” interacting so congenially that the moderator, Tim Russert, joked about their forming a “fusion ticket.”

Sounds like they’re this close to an appearance on The Dating Game.

Will Hillary and McCain be running against each other in 2008? A few more drinks and they just may end up on the same ticket. After all, John McCain has already been in bed with more Democrats than a veteran Berkeley prostitute.

The “McCain-Feingold bill”, the “McCain-Kerrey bill” (Bob Kerrey, Nebraska Democrat), the “McCain-Feinstein bill,” the “McCain-Lieberman bill,” the “McCain-Leahy bill,” the “McCain-Edwards-Kennedy bill” and even the “McCain-Kerry” bill – the list goes on. If McCain sucks up to one more Democrat, he’ll be qualified to win a dream date with Maureen Dowd.

One last thing. When McCain called Hillary “one of the guys,” I sincerely hope it was because she liked to drink and talk about sports, and not because McCain, much to his horror, saw this:

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John McCain and Hillary Clinton: From Drinkin’ Buddies to Running Mates?

If this keeps up, the rest of America are the ones who are going to need vodka — and plenty of it.

In politics, there’s nothing wrong with a little across-the-aisle joking and hanging around once in a while. When that joking and messing around begins to reach orgy status, then we begin to run into George Carlin’s definition of bipartisanship: “The word bipartisan means that some larger than usual deception is being carried out.”

A little bipartisanship aside, when our politicians begin drinking each other pretty, then we have cause for concern.

This from the New York Times (warning: link gives away absolutely no information that is helpful to al-Qaeda):

Two summers ago, on a Congressional trip to Estonia, Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton astonished her traveling companions by suggesting that the group do what one does in the Baltics: hold a vodka-drinking contest.

Delighted, the leader of the delegation, Senator John McCain, quickly agreed. The after-dinner drinks went so well — memories are a bit hazy on who drank how much — that Mr. McCain, an Arizona Republican, later told people how unexpectedly engaging he found Mrs. Clinton to be. “One of the guys” was the way he described Mrs. Clinton, a New York Democrat, to some Republican colleagues.

Mrs. Clinton and Mr. McCain went on to develop an amiable if professionally calculated relationship. They took more official trips together, including to Iraq. They worked together on the Senate Armed Services Committee and on the issue of global warming. They made a joint appearance last year on “Meet the Press,” interacting so congenially that the moderator, Tim Russert, joked about their forming a “fusion ticket.”

Sounds like they’re this close to an appearance on The Dating Game.

Will Hillary and McCain be running against each other in 2008? A few more drinks and they just may end up on the same ticket. After all, John McCain has already been in bed with more Democrats than a veteran Berkeley prostitute.

The “McCain-Feingold bill”, the “McCain-Kerrey bill” (Bob Kerrey, Nebraska Democrat), the “McCain-Feinstein bill,” the “McCain-Lieberman bill,” the “McCain-Leahy bill,” the “McCain-Edwards-Kennedy bill” and even the “McCain-Kerry” bill – the list goes on. If McCain sucks up to one more Democrat, he’ll be qualified to win a dream date with Maureen Dowd.

One last thing. When McCain called Hillary “one of the guys,” I sincerely hope it was because she liked to drink and talk about sports, and not because McCain, much to his horror, saw this:

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DUI: Mel Gibson Swerves Into a Conservative Catch-22

By now most of us have heard that actor Mel Gibson was popped for driving under the influence a couple of nights ago. In and of itself, an entertainer getting busted for DUI in Malibu is about as rare as spotting a bruise on Courtney Love, but with Mel, especially since he made “The Passion of the Christ,” this won’t go away. Mel’s often described as a conservative, though, to my knowledge, he’s never said that himself.

But that’s neither here nor there, because Gibson made an accurate religious movie that Christians flocked to see, so, as far as Hollywood goes, he’s not only conservative, but a religious nut.

Hollywood has a self-applied “victim meets hero” label for certain people who get into trouble. Actors coming forward to admit drug and alcohol problems in Tinseltown are called courageous– provided they met with prior liberal approval.

This won’t be the case with Gibson. He’ll just be “the dickhead who was drinking and driving.”

Mel Gibson’s movie, “The Passion of the Christ,” made a fortune in box-office cash – surpassing many huge films, and perhaps even Tommy Lee and Pamela Anderson’s amateur movie, “Dumb and Hummer,” in total worldwide earnings. Hollywood took note.

Like sharks with chum in the water, the arousal factor of that much cash floating around is what puts the “wood” in “Hollywood.” I’m surprised there hasn’t been a mainstream Hollywood attempt at another bible film. Maybe one is in the works.

The fact is, most of Hollywood is incapable of making a movie like “The Passion.” Why? To do so requires more than just a “passion” for money. Mel Gibson had that passion, and as a result, the suspected conservative Gibson ended up being lauded by Christians everywhere for at last making a movie about Christ’s crucifixion that wasn’t ridiculously overwrought with inaccuracies and/or have an obligatory car chase scene.

The problem for Gibson

When you’re a conservative – or even suspected of being one – the rules change. Robert Downey Jr. was known as “poor Robert Downey Jr.” after his many battles with drugs. There are literally a ton of other examples.

Gibson screwed up big time, and he’ll be the first to admit that, but if he comes forward and perhaps admits a problem, he’ll not be called “courageous,” but rather “hypocritical.” This is the tough thing about being right of center.

As conservatives, we preach personal responsibility and accountability. When we screw up, there’s nobody to blame it on, and we’re automatically hypocrites for not practicing what we preach, as it should be.

It takes guts to be a conservative, because we know going in that nobody’s perfect, including ourselves. It would be so easy to be a liberal. When we got into trouble we could just blame the stress of the times or the fact that we’re suffering from a “disease.” We conservatives have no such out, and wouldn’t be allowed one if we tried (without converting to liberalism), as Mel Gibson’s about to discover.

When you think about it though, being expected to live up to a higher standard is a compliment. Who wants to be part of a philosophy where the expectation of screw-ups, failure, and excuses for both when they happen is the norm? The answer is: apparently, way too many people.

Addendum:

It’s been reported that Gibson went on an anti-Jewish tirade during his arrest, and later apologized. Like I said, it’s all about personal responsibility. Mel didn’t possess any that night. If this is true, Gibson will be the first person I’ve heard of to blame the Jews for getting pulled over for DUI. Most drunk drivers blame the cops.

Also, Gibson has subsequently called his problem a “disease,” so maybe he’s moving to the left a bit so the press and everybody else will lighten up on him. It won’t work, but it’s a nice try. Another conservative bites the dust.

For those commenting that this is just another conservative whining about liberal bias, please re-read the post. Nobody said Gibson’s a victim because he’s a conservative… it’s that he shouldn’t consider playing the victim because he’s conservative (allegedly).

He’s obviously already considering playing the victim.

Here’s a quick and rather rhetorical question. Who’s going to get more negative press in the coming days from the mainstream media for their anti-Semitic comments: Mel Gibson, or Hezbollah?

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Hezbollah, Hizbullah, and Israel's "never before seen missile"

Hezbollah (or Hizbullah, or Hazbillagh, or Khabibulin, or “the terrorists formerly known as Hezbollah,” or whatever the media’s calling them this week) have fired a five Fajr-5 rockets into Israel.

The rockets are described in the YNet News story as being “never before seen in Israel.” What does this mean? Did they have a foreskin?

Speaking of different ways to spell “Hezbollah,” here are the results of a Google battle I just staged:

Hezbollah” returned 37,900,000 results

Hizbullah” returned 4,160,000 results

Hizbulla” returned 32,700 results

Hizboola” returned 12,000 results

Hezbulla” returned 9,350 results

and “Hizboola” returned a paltry 21 search results.

For now, just to be safe, I’m sticking with spelling it “T-e-r-r-o-r-i-s-t-s.”

Hezbollah, Hizbullah, and Israel’s “never before seen missile”

Hezbollah (or Hizbullah, or Hazbillagh, or Khabibulin, or “the terrorists formerly known as Hezbollah,” or whatever the media’s calling them this week) have fired a five Fajr-5 rockets into Israel.

The rockets are described in the YNet News story as being “never before seen in Israel.” What does this mean? Did they have a foreskin?

Speaking of different ways to spell “Hezbollah,” here are the results of a Google battle I just staged:

Hezbollah” returned 37,900,000 results

Hizbullah” returned 4,160,000 results

Hizbulla” returned 32,700 results

Hizboola” returned 12,000 results

Hezbulla” returned 9,350 results

and “Hizboola” returned a paltry 21 search results.

For now, just to be safe, I’m sticking with spelling it “T-e-r-r-o-r-i-s-t-s.”