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Mel Gibson: Malibu's Finest

7/31/2006 2:03 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Mel GibsonAmid rumblings that Mel Gibson received preferential treatment from the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, a public service announcement that Gibson taped on their behalf has surfaced.

The PSA was recorded back in 2002 on behalf of a sheriff's charity, The Los Angeles Sheriff's Star Organization (LASSO).

In the spot, Gibson, dressed in a sheriff's uniform, pulls over Scott Baio to thank him for supporting LASSO. He implores viewers, "Give back to those who give so much."

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josephine blaugh    

>> 71. Mel's just another phony right wing christian.
>> Posted at 5:08PM on Jul 31st 2006 by douglas murawski

Hey Doug - your Brother is looking for you. He's living with your Dad in AZ. He's been trying to find you. Your Dad isn't well. Look them up! Soon.

2977 days ago
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Jaclyn    

Sucking up to the Press!!!

3003 days ago
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goldie    

Mel Gibson is a lying sack of s___. He is extremely anti-semetic and everyone, including Hollywood and beyond should boycott anything he says or does from this point forward. Let's see if "Jesus" will save his a** now.

3003 days ago
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Sophie    

Read up Harvey....

However, such material, though repulsive, is completely protected under the United States Constitution First Amendment

A tip of the hat to the Department of State, which had the guts and good sense to express its opposition (sort of) to congressional legislation creating an office for monitoring "anti-Semitism."

The bill passed both houses of Congress by voice vote and was signed into law by President Bush last week.

It's a very silly and dangerous measure.

"We opposed creation of a separate office for the purpose and opposed the mandating of a separate annual report," a State Department spokesman told the press. "We expressed the view that separate reports on different religions or ethnicities were not warranted, given that we already prepare human rights reports and religious freedom reports on 190 countries." [Anti-Semitism office planned at State Department, By Nicholas Kralev, Washington Times, October 14, 2004]

But the Department isn't dumb. Having seen how easily it passed, the spokesman explained also why the law really wasn't a problem after all:

"It's more of a bureaucratic nuisance than a real problem. We are not going to fight a bill that has gained such political momentum."


The bill did not, of course, pass Congress because there was such a massive groundswell of grassroots support for it. It passed because Jewish organizations demanded it, and no sitting politician wants to get on the wrong side of these groups.

That's why the bill passed the Senate by agreement and the House by voice voteóthere's no debate and “no record of how anyone voted”.

Pushed by the Anti-Defamation League of B'nai B'rith and most other major Jewish organizations, the bill requires the Department to record acts of “physical violence against Jews,” their property, cemeteries and places of worship abroad, and the response of local governments to them.

As the Department notes, it already issues reports on "human rights" abuses, and there's “no special reason why attacks on Jews should be recorded separately”.

“Why not reports about attacks on other groupsóblack people, white people, women, Christians? “


The Department was right the first time that the bill requires a duplication of what it already does, but that's not what's really wrong with the law.

“What's wrong with it is that it opens one more door to the criminalization of thought and expression”.

The bill requires “only” that acts of physical violence against Jews be recorded, not expressions of anti-Semitism, but you can bet the bill's promoters will soon be pushing to include what they claim are "anti-Semitic" expressions to be reported as well. As press reports noted, "among the attacks that prompted passage of the bill" was "the recent claim by former Malaysian prime minister Mahathir Mohamad that Jews 'rule the world by proxy.'"

The pattern is the criminalization of thought for "xenophobia," "racism," "white supremacy," "homophobia," "anti-Semitism," "patriarchalism," and any number of other isms, manias and phobias unknown to any language a few years ago.

What really drives the crusade to criminalize thought and expression is not any legitimate revulsion against real violence (which is already illegal) but the compulsion of powerful and well-organized lobbies to muzzle criticism.

hat is worrisome about the new law is not that the Department will have to duplicate what it already does but that what is not anti-Semitism at all, let alone violence, but merely criticism and dissent will be demonized and curbed.

Maybe in some minds that was the real purpose of the law all along. And maybe, before the congressmen and senators all shouted their approval of the measure, they should have talked and thought about it a little more than they did.

Harvey, it's obvious you are on an antisemetic crusade serving your own personal objective, to which nobody gives a hoot about. What is a crime is that so many people around the world feel the same way as Mel but are forced to suppress their thoughts, "Freedom of Speech" (remember that one Harvey??????), because of idiots like you. Tell me something...have you ever said or done anything that you wished you hadn't while intoxicated???? Could be time to investigate you and your background. Anyone listening?

3003 days ago
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Marcos    

It's sad that someone with so much money (thanks to fans who support his films) couldn't just get his ass in a Taxi or Limo and go home vs driving! Well, I stopped being a fan when he started speaking out against the gays. Now, karma is going to bite him in the ass! Way to go, now you have everyone else disappointed in you!

3003 days ago
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Kelly Phillips    

Well Finally Mel Gibson said a few things that need to be said. Unfortuantely He should have included the Vatican, Liberals and Faggets also as being the cause for all the wars and the reason why people around the world is hating america more and more.

The Liberal Democrates and Faggots and Jews Destroyed Rome along time ago and now their out to destroy America as well.

The time will come when the masses will rise up and not speak out, but will mash beneath it's feet the culprits that are destroying the very fabric that made this country great once.

Well I say this go f*** yourself somewhere else or get a gun and shoot yourselves. Your all a waste of good air and resources on this planet or anywhere else for that matter.

3003 days ago
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Mae Jeanne    

Remember the recent uprise over the alleged rape at a well-known college? Turned out that the "victim" seems to have lied about the entire event. The NAACP and every other black organization was quick to pass judgement that the boys involved were racists, now you don't hear a thing coming out of their mouths. Now all the anti-semitic organizations are going to go after Mel Gibson, as if there's not enough conflict in the world. Jesus was a Jew and forgave the most cruel of people, his own people, who crucified him. Take a lesson.

3003 days ago
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Kelly Phillips    

What happened? censorship is another form or terrany. guess the only want selective feed back. never recieved that confirmation email.

3003 days ago
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boypeepee    

He played a cop via some ficitional safety PSAs in a few guest appearances in his executive produced, failed ABC (TGIF) sitcom 'Complete Savages'. Someome should dust off the C.S. series and take a second look.

3003 days ago
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Kelly Phillips    

Well since I have to be selective in my comments I'll just say this then.

The Jews are not a meek people like some of you ignorant people would like to believe. They have commited genecide of other cultures that didn't believe their way, all in the name of god they claimed. just read the old testiment. they even sacrificed their children and then had the gaul to then in the same breath say that whosoever shall harm a child should put a millstone around their neck and walk into the ocean. the jews are full of hypocrisisy but no one ever calls them on it.

The gays and Liberal Democrates using the Jews Destroyed Rome and It is happening again here in our country either we must curb these wankers or destroy them under our very feet before we as a nation suffer the same fate as one of the greatest empires of all time.

Long live the republic of the people who live with honor and morals.

3003 days ago
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Jon Lee    

Mel, I feel your pain. I've said some messed up things while drunk. I'm sure you deserve to be forgiven, just like the rest of us.

3003 days ago
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mayra guel    

you know...nobody who claims to be "christian" is claiming to be perfect. People stumble...people have faults.....everyone has something they struggle with. Thank the Lord Jesus that God does not treat our mistakes and sins the way humans do. otherwise...we would be in HUGE trouble.

3003 days ago
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James    

We all make mistakes & say things we don't mean (especially when some of us have been drinking). However, why is it that we continually persecute anyone who is simply stating that which is fact..?

3003 days ago
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Mary    

First, I'd like to say this is supposedly a free country and I think that Mel has the RIGHT to express himself whether people like it or not. This "P C" crap is nothing more than control - "think like we think or else" and whoever doesn't is smeared and ruined. What happened to OUR RIGHTS?? Wny and who is focusing on his every word - for the purpose of destroying him? Further, I've seen many, many celebrities arrested for drunk driving or worse and no one has ever said a word about what THEY were saying!! I don't see anyone criticizing the fornicating, adulterous Pitt/Jolie mess which is sickening to me and should be to everyone. But they're going to zero in on Mel - they've just been waiting for anything to get him for since The Passion.

He's a good man and while yes he did make a mistake by driving drunk - let's keep in mind he's human and we all flawed - let 's move on and let him alone to face his family - who I am sure are hurting over this. Thanks

3003 days ago
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Jim    

Last time I checked this was still a free country and he has the RIGHT to think and say anything he wants! We, the people, are not married to the man and every person in the news does not have to be 'sanitized', squeaky clean, boring. Not everyone has to love jews or hate jews or black people or white people etc. You get the idea.

We just have to live together without violence and what the press is doing to Mel is tandamount to violence! The press is destroying this man's life! Mel got drunk, said things he says he didn't mean. Drunk people are known to do that (and Ari and Foxman and Levin have done it too!) I say "Leave the man alone and let him make movies. He's good at that!"

Why is it that Foxman et al, the biggest contributors to this thing staying alive in print, has suffered nada? THEY're the ones spreading the hate! Foxman obviously hates anything and everyone that is not jewish! Why does he get slack and Mel does not?

Our society has it's priorities all wrong.

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