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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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91.

Ken    

Randy E. Hardheart, I would like to meet you. Maybe some of your perfect being could rub off on me. I hope you or those close to you never have any mental addictive or other problems in your life. I say this only because with your attitude death would probably befall you. Also should you have any type of disease by all means do not seek help. Chemo for example is just to keep you out of trouble You pmpus ass.

3005 days ago
92.

JFH    

I do not care what his opinion is on anything. All celeb's(including Sports) are paid way too much money and given to much credit. It is my belief that we should pay their outrageous salaries to our TEACHERS! They shape, form our children's lives, thoughts. Where are our priorties? Celeb's if we ignored them would go away. Mel Gibson? He was caught driving drunk. Sounds like a personal problem. I do not want to hear about it.

3005 days ago
93.

Frank    

Everyones on the bandwagon to get ole Mel. I'd like to know if the person responsible for leaking all the info ( Police Department) has been reprimanded. Some one in the department probably made a bundle off the leaked info. Mel is no different then the rest of us when it comes to his privacy rights. Release his mugshot over a DUI? Come on how many out there have got DUI's and had their mugshot published? Get real!

3005 days ago
94.

GUGLIEMO    

aMERICA GET A LIFE. yOU ALL SIT IN YOUR LITTLE FANTASY WORLD PRETENDING THAT NONE OF YOU USED THE WORDS, JEW, CRACKER, WAP,SPIC, NIGGA, SLANTEYE,MIC,DOT HEAD, WETBACKS. COME ON YOU LIBERAL, ACLU, ANTI GAY, SEMITIC, NAACP A**HOLES. YOU WANT TO HANG MEL FOR MAKING COMMENTS WHILE HE WAS INTOXICATED, HOW ABOUT ALL THE LIBERALS AND RAPPERS WHO LASH OUT AND CALL OUR PRESIDENT HITLER. WAS MEL WRONG FOR MAKING A MOVIE ABOUT CHRIST THAT IS TRUE... PONDER THAT WHILE YOU ALSO PONDER THE MAYOR NAGEN WANTING A CHOCALATE CITY...WELL THEN HAVE ONLY AFRICAN AMERICANS REBUILD IT. HEY LETS FACE THE FACTS, WE ALL MAKE MISTAKES AND INSTEAD OF POINTING FINGERS WE NEED TO TAKE SOME RESPONSIBILITY FOR OUR OWN ACTIONS. STOP BLAMING WHITE PEOPLE FOR EVEYTHING...MY FAMILY CAME HERE FROM ITALY AND HAD TO LEARN ENGLISH, BECOME CITIZENS, HAVE THERE NAMES CHANGED, AND PRATICALLY BUILD THE GREATEST CITY IN THE WORLD WITH THER HANDS AND HARD WORK. SO ALL YOU LIBERAL DOTING A**HOLES GET A LIFE AND MOVE ON.

3005 days ago
95.

Sandy Gaskill    

I think this whole thing is being totally blown out of proportion. I also think that there is free speech in this country and if a person speaks out against Jews, so what? They should be ruined forever??? That is just ridiculous! The man was under the influence and can not be held to what he said while drunk. For heaven's sake.

3005 days ago
96.

Jeff    

Our country was foundedon the principle which protects an individuals right to free speach. It is also our right to condemn those whose ideas are filled with hate and intolerance. I'm not even going to address the fact that he could have killed someone!!!! Judging by many of the responses on this site, it saddens me that anti-semitism is still so pervasive. I saddens me that Blacks, Gays, Asians and others are persecuted unjustly! Below are some facts I found interesting about Israel and the Jews.

The Middle East has been growing date palms for
centuries. The average tree is about 18-20 feet tall and yields about 38
pounds of dates a year.

Israeli date trees are now yielding 400 pounds/year and
are short enough to be harvested from the ground or a short ladder.

Israel, the 100th smallest country, with less than
1/1000th of the world's population, can lay additional claim to the
following:

The cell phone was developed in Israel by Israelis
working in the Israeli branch of Motorola, which has its largest
development center in Israel.

Most of the Windows NT and XP operating systems were
developed by Microsoft-Israel.

The Pentium MMX Chip technology was designed in Israel
at Intel.

Both the Pentium-4 microprocessor and the Centrino
processor were entirely designed, developed and produced in Israel.

The Pentium microprocessor in your computer was most
likely made in

Israel.

Voice mail technology was developed in Israel.

Both Microsoft and Cisco built their only R&D facilities
outside the US in Israel.

The technology for the AOL Instant Messenger ICQ was
developed in 1996 by four young Israelis.

Israel has the fourth largest Air Force in the world
after the U.S., Russia and China). In addition to a large variety of
other aircraft, Israel's air force has an aerial arsenal of over 250
F-16's. This is the largest fleet of F-16 aircraft outside of the U. S.

Israel's $100 billion economy is larger than all of its
immediate neighbors

combined.

Israel has the highest percentage in the world of home
computers per capita.

According to industry officials, Israel designed the
airline industry's most impenetrable flight security. US officials now
look (finally) to Israel for advice on how to handle airborne security threats.


Israel has the highest ratio of university degrees to
the population in the world.

Israel produces more scientific papers per capita than
any other nation by a large margin - 109 per 10,000 people --as well as
one of the highest per capita rates of patents filed.

In proportion to its population,Israel has the largest
number of startup companies in the world. In absolute terms, Israel has
the largest number of startup companies than any other country in the
world, except the U.S. (3,500companies mostlyin hi-tech).

With more than 3,000 high-tech companies and startups,
Israel has the highest concentration of hi-tech companies in the world
apart from the Silicon Valley, U. S.

Israel is ranked #2 in the world for venture capital
funds right behind the U.S.

Outside the United States and Canada, Israel has the
largest number of NASDAQ listed companies.

Israel has the highest average living standards in the
Middle East. The per capita income in 2000 was over $17,500,
exceeding that of the UK.

On a per capita basis, Israel has the largest number of
biotech startups.

Twenty-four per cent of Israel's workforce holds
university degrees, ranking third in the industrialized world, after the
United States and Holland and 12 per cent hold advanced degrees.

Israel is the only liberal democracy in the Middle East.

In 1984 and 1991, Israel airlifted a total of 22,000
Ethiopian Jews (Operation Solomon) at risk in Ethiopia, to safety in
Israel.

When Golda Meir was elected Prime Minister of Israel in
1969, she became the world's second elected female leader in modern
times.

When the U.S. Embassy in Nairobi, Kenya, was bombed in
1998, Israeli rescue teams were on the scene within a day -- and saved
three victims from the rubble.

Israel has the third highest rate of entrepreneurship --
and the highest rate among women and among people over 55 - in the
world.

Relative to its population, Israel is the largest
immigrant-absorbing nation on earth. Immigrants come in search of
democracy, religious freedom, and economic opportunity (Hundreds of
thousands from the former Soviet Union).

Israel was the first nation in the world to adopt the
Kimberly process, an international standard that certifies diamonds as
conflict free."

Israel has the world's second highest per capita of new
books.

Israel is the only country in the world that ente

3005 days ago
97.

Dmitry    

Mel G. is asking for forgiveness sincerely. Is it possible that he is not a a anti-semit. Maybe he is confused about his own beliefs with his father making the " hollocaust never happened" remarks and his own beliefs. I think he is really trying not to be anti-semitic. Why not forgive him? Whats the worst that can happen?

3005 days ago
98.

Ms Sprouts    

If Mel Gibson was not as famous as he is, noone who care what he said in a drunken stupor. Many people say things they normally wouldn't when they are intoxicated. Those remarks have not changed the world...neither should these. The point here is that he could have killed someone, or himself and that would have been a tragedy. We have made leaking information to the press and the public such a reward that these poor people ( the famous ) that we have elevated to these god like levels can hardly function in a normal manner. I like Mel Gibson as an actor. I always have. This won't change whether I would see his movies. I choose the movies I see by the subject matter as well as the people in them. If you don't want to see someone elses opinions in a religious movie....don't go.............

3005 days ago
99.

Dan    

Well, well! Yet another who believes they have proprietary knowledge little known to others. Belief structures largely enforced by another or larger body. In Mel's case, possibly his father and or his ultraconservative sect. Maybe his own!

To understand "The hidden", one must answer questions with many questions until tapestry of probability forms, then extrapolate from known and probable quanta that which is most probable. And even then keeping conclusions "on the back burner" pending new information.

Conspiracies abound...yet few get it right. Falsehoods and Red herrings for everyone, so that few will know how or where to look for the truth, even if it's available for knowing. Circles within circles...Some will call my words ranting's of a crazed mind given to disenfranchised, disassociating thought processes. Some will understand. Which are you?

Many answer's are right on the retail bookshelves. Revelations of the past not contemporaneously revealed proximal to their unfolding, yet revealed decades or centuries later.

No, anti-Semitism is "not" legitimate! Yes, the Holocaust "did" happen! To many absolutes to conclude otherwise. Was Jesus "God"? Was he translated? Is there a Heaven? I sure as hell hope so! I choose to lean that way. A true God would allow, even invite scrutiny. "Come, let us reason together" comes to mind. Divine truth? Or inspired thought scribed by ancients? Certainly a transcendent concept, independent of language, creed, and certainly a bearer of meaning as opposed to an agent of meaning.

Is the world on brink of a sea change or paradigm shift? For the good? I hope so.

phalanx

3005 days ago
100.

GD    

I believe that if everyone would stop pointing their fingers at others' mistakes and start spending their spare time working on sorting out their own mistakes and making things in their own lives right this world would take a huge step in the right direction. Many, many people find this life very difficult to navigate and make poor choices as they go along. The popular culture does not help. I don't know the details of Mel Gibson's personal life. Do you? He is obviously in pain on the inside, but do any of us know his personal demons?
Look at yourselves. Where do you need to make amends? Where have you made bad choices? Everyone has made errors that need to be corrected in some way. Study the mistakes of others so that you don't need to repeat them in your life, but there is no need for the public at large to take everything so personally. Do the right thing in your own personal sphere. How are your relationships? Are they excellent: loving, caring, responsible, growing, uplifting? How are your children doing? What do they really need from you and are you giving it every day? How about your personal neighbor? Is there someone who needs your help, your compassion, your ear? How are your parents doing? I believe that we desperately need to keep focused on the right things in our lives and help to make the world a better place. Don't take the road of apathy and hopelessness, believing that there is no reason to put forth the effort. The "who cares?" attitude is a downward spiral, even though it is popular. Don't follow the crowd, focusing on others when we should be taking care of our own. We can only change our own lives. Do it!

3005 days ago
101.

Jack Adler    

As a child survivor of the HOLOCAUST, and one who speaks to thousands each year on the subject, to students, church groups, civic groups and our military, I can tell that Mel Gibson is just like his father, a holocaust denier and an anti semite, like father like son!!!!Visit my website at....jackadler.com.....

3005 days ago
102.

Jack Adler    

Mel Gibson, a great actor, but not good enough to hide his hatered towards the people of the Jewish fate, just like his father, who denies the HOLOCAUST.

3005 days ago
103.

JOE SCHNEIDER    

I READ SO MANY COMMENTS FROM PEOPLE NATIONWIDE REGARDING
THE JEWS OWNING THIS AND THAT, WELL LETS WONDER WHY? YEARS AGO
BEFORE THE HOLOCAUST, MANY PRIVATE SCHOOLS, PRIVATE CLUBS
AND LARGE COMPANIES WOULDN'T EVEN DREAM ABOUT LETTING A JEW
IN THERE ORGANIZATION . SO THE JEWS HAD TO DO IT FOR THEMSELVES. PEOPLE YOUNG AND OLD TODAY HAVE LOTS OF HATRED AND ON TOP OF IT THEY HAVE THE BALLS TO GO TO CHURCH ON SUNDAY. I WONDER WHY WHEN PEOPLE HAVE MISFORTUNE AND ILLNESS THEY ASK THEMSELVES
WHY ME!
WHAT GOES AROUND COMES AROUND!

3005 days ago
104.

Akolsrud    

Freedom of speech. But the Jews will take advantage of his comments and keep claiming they are all "victims". The real truth is that the Jews are victimizing everybody else about the anti-semitism (i.e. silence any opposition) as well as monetary ($3 billion to Israel in "aid" every year of our hard-earned tax money so they can commit war crimes (which by the way is ignored in the congress which is under the spell of Jewish lobbies and bribery money).

3005 days ago
105.

Tom    

Ranting and raving while under the influence are common. Whether the opinions Mel expressed are true or not it is just unfortunate they are public. Stress and anger and booze can inspire some wild statements. Rock on Mel and get well. Best wishes!!!!

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