Day By Day© by Chris Muir.

Wednesday, August 09, 2006

Mel Gibson makes good...

...movies. I doubt that what he had to say was anything more than 'old demon rum' talking. Not an excuse, that's a 'life experience' observation. When in my cups, I've said a bunch of things that I regretted. And, sometimes, even regretted before the fight started! Demon rum caused me to lose some of my favorite teeth in the gravel parking lots of various West Texas bars. But that was several lifetimes ago.

My excuse was always one of my wounds from the Nam. After a particular dirty mortar attack, I was left with a serious hearing imparement. The phrase "Stand up!" and "Shut up!" sound exactly the same,

Onward and upward...

Beast 7 at H.I.O.T.B. put it all in the proper perspective as follows...

"Generally, I like Gibson’s movies. Braveheart, The Patriot, and We Were Soldiers are among my favorites. I am very disappointed that he would show such poor judgment and self-discipline that he would both drive while drunk and make such obviously reckless remarks; but in no way would I equate the gravity of the two actions. The Los Angeles County District Court will determine Gibson’s punishment, if any, as to the DUI charges, and moviegoers’ dollars will serve as the judge and jury for the impact of his drunken jabberings. As to the media, why don’t ya’ll go see what Cynthia McKinney, William Jefferson, or Ted "Chappaquidick" Kennedy have been up to lately?

Addendum (8/3/06 @ 1251 MST): Take everything Gibson said, and replace "Jew" with American. Whaddya got? A new Dixie Chicks song. Replace "Jew" with "Frenchman" (a.k.a. cheese-eating surrender monkeys)--what have you got? A comedy routine. Replace "Jew" with "Whitey," and you've got the Rainbow Coalition's platform. Replace "Jew" with "Catholic" and you have the bottom-line position of just about every newspaper in the country.

I reckon some people's sensitivities are more, uh, sensitive than others."

I hope Mel Gibson takes the full 12 steps and not the celebrity 30 day spin dry. 12 steps is a long walk, but the results are more durable.



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