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'Happy Days' Star: Elmo Creator Has Talent, Ignore Sex Abuse Allegations
Breitbart.com ^ | November 21, 2012 | Christian Toto

Posted on 11/21/2012 1:51:27 PM PST by servo1969

Henry Winkler of "Happy Days" fame is considered one of the nicest people in Hollywood. You don't hear any horror stories about his on-set behavior, and he's managed to leave the iconic Fonzie character behind to play supporting roles in projects like "Arrested Development" and "Here Comes the Boom."

Winkler's reaction to puppeteer Kevin Clash resigning from "Sesame Street" amid allegations the puppeteer engaged in sexual acts with minors hardly seemed in character. In fact, Winkler's comment is downright ugly.

No one is disputing Clash's talents. Just watch last year's documentary "Being Elmo" to marvel at his many gifts. But this is hardly the "end of story."

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: buggermeelmo; elmo; henrywinkler; kevinclash; sesamestreet
Ah yes, the "Polanski" Defense.

Or, for our UK Freepers, the "Savile" Defense.

1 posted on 11/21/2012 1:51:38 PM PST by servo1969
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To: servo1969

Sit on it, Henry!


2 posted on 11/21/2012 1:52:25 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: servo1969

C’mon guys, it wasn’t “rape rape” - give “Tickle-Me-Homo” a break!.


3 posted on 11/21/2012 1:54:14 PM PST by newfreep (Breitbart sent me...)
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To: servo1969

Good ol’ Fonzie, still able to jump the shark after all these years.


4 posted on 11/21/2012 1:56:02 PM PST by Tijeras_Slim
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To: servo1969

Anything goes as long as that person travels in the right circles.


5 posted on 11/21/2012 1:56:09 PM PST by skeeter
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To: servo1969
Winkler jumped the shark years ago. Among all the things I will be thankful tomorrow, one is certainly that I don't have to speak out on the behalf of a pedophile to make myself feel edgy and relevant.

That is the act of a truly desparate and insecure person.

6 posted on 11/21/2012 1:57:36 PM PST by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: servo1969

The hags on the The View seemed to think that just because more accusers are coming forth, he should be given the benefit of the doubt until proven guilty. I don’t think they said that about Herman Cain. After all, no liberal could possibly be guily of anything. Just ask the Clintons.


7 posted on 11/21/2012 1:58:34 PM PST by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like it)
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To: servo1969

End of story. But not end of sentence. I’d say about 25 years. Sound good, Fonz?


8 posted on 11/21/2012 1:59:03 PM PST by gundog (Help us, Nairobi-Wan Kenobi...you're our only hope.)
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To: servo1969

Ugh Oh!... Henrys been into Micheal Jacksons..... “Jesus Juice”..


9 posted on 11/21/2012 2:01:14 PM PST by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole..)
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To: servo1969
Ah, he isn't actually that talented.

Pretty much anyone can do what he does, as long as you can do retakes.

10 posted on 11/21/2012 2:01:42 PM PST by wideawake
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To: servo1969

Oh come on! Laws are for little people.


11 posted on 11/21/2012 2:02:23 PM PST by Tzimisce (What do you do when every every branch of the government is corrupt and aligned against you?)
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To: servo1969

Brilliance doesn’t excuse molesting children.


12 posted on 11/21/2012 2:02:49 PM PST by SWAMPSNIPER (')
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To: wideawake

Now Frank Oz, that guy has talent, this guy....not so much.


13 posted on 11/21/2012 2:04:13 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: servo1969

The battle over homosexuality has been won by the other side.

They have now moved on to pederasty.

They will use the same arguments (love, consent, human pleasure, not your concern, our side hates, the Bible is mean and a fantasy, etc.) and in about 15 years, the same Middle America which now can articulate no argument against homosexuality will come to also accept pederasty as healthy, wholesome, normal, and natural.

After that, pedophilia. And then, beastiality.

1960 — no-fault divorce, infidelity are okay,
but homosexuality is disgusting
1990 — homosexuality is okay but pederasty
is disgusting
2030 — pederasty is okay but non-consenting
pedophilia is disgusting
2040 — pedophilia is loving and healthy for
the child, but zoophilia is disgusting
2050 — it feels good and is healthy for both
girl and boy and horse and sheep

Here it comes folks. Can you articulate why sex
inside the faithful marriage under God is the only
acceptable form of sexual practice? Can you articulate
this to the non-believer, using reasoning he will
accept?


14 posted on 11/21/2012 2:05:11 PM PST by mbarker12474 (If thine enemy offend thee, give his childe a drum.)
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To: servo1969

Then there’s Truman Capote’s “One Christmas”, starring Henry Winkler....

But it wasn’t RAPE rape, right, Whoopie?


15 posted on 11/21/2012 2:05:22 PM PST by treetopsandroofs (Had FDR been GOP, there would have been no World Wars, just "The Great War" and "Roosevelt's Wars".)
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To: newfreep

“...“Tickle-Me-Homo”...”

LMAO; hadn’t heard that one before.


16 posted on 11/21/2012 2:06:55 PM PST by carriage_hill (America - a great idea while it lasted.)
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To: servo1969

Henry is just trying to be ahead of the times. The adult / child taboo is one of the next frontiers they will want to break. Once you believe two males can marry then anything goes. How does a liberal argue for there to be restrictions on actions of two people just because one is a minor?


17 posted on 11/21/2012 2:07:07 PM PST by plain talk
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To: servo1969

I was shattered and died a thousand times inside when, as a teenager, I first discovered that my television hero “Fonzie” talked like a sissy and never actually rode his motorcycle. In fact, he was so lame that his motorcycle was a special prop that was pulled by a tow vehicle. Fail of epic proportions!


18 posted on 11/21/2012 2:10:43 PM PST by 3Fingas
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To: servo1969

“BRILLIANT”... as far as gay pedophiles go.


19 posted on 11/21/2012 2:11:43 PM PST by VeniVidiVici (Bathhouse Barry wants YOU to bend over for another four years)
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To: servo1969

Throw a rock into a pack of dogs, and the one that yelps the loudest is the one that got hit.


20 posted on 11/21/2012 2:22:28 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (You cannot invade the mainland United States. There would be a rifle behind every blade of grass.)
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To: Tijeras_Slim
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21 posted on 11/21/2012 2:32:44 PM PST by 3Fingas
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To: servo1969

Kinda makes you wonder whether all of Fonzie’s orgasms were with girls.


22 posted on 11/21/2012 2:34:05 PM PST by righttackle44 (Take scalps. Leave the lance and the arrows as a warning.)
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To: mbarker12474

You nailed it.


23 posted on 11/21/2012 2:38:00 PM PST by TheDon (In 2012, American voters chose European style big gov't.)
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To: servo1969

He probably thinks Jerry Sandusky was a brilliant football coach.


24 posted on 11/21/2012 2:39:16 PM PST by GreenHornet
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To: servo1969

25 posted on 11/21/2012 2:40:41 PM PST by SoFloFreeper
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To: servo1969

Yep.. they think talent excuses bad behavior...

Hollyweird always excuses bad behavior toward minors


26 posted on 11/21/2012 2:41:59 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: servo1969

Not really a political issue, though.


27 posted on 11/21/2012 2:42:32 PM PST by x
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To: servo1969

Yeah, and that Jerry Sandusky was a heck of a coach, too!


28 posted on 11/21/2012 2:45:25 PM PST by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: mbarker12474
Can you articulate why sex inside the faithful marriage under God is the only acceptable form of sexual practice? Can you articulate this to the non-believer, using reasoning he will accept?

You propose to get an unbeliever to accept what the Bible ("just a book") says about what "real people" should do with their lives. Why do you think we've lost and will continue to lose? If you don't care what the Bible says on the subject, then any such counterargument is irrelevant.

29 posted on 11/21/2012 2:47:21 PM PST by Future Snake Eater (CrossFit.com)
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To: servo1969

I’m sorry, but wiggling your hand around in a glorified sock and talking in a funny voice doesn’t fit the definition of brilliant that I’m familiar with.


30 posted on 11/21/2012 2:52:43 PM PST by Boogieman
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To: servo1969
He is pretty funny in "Arrested Development" as Barry the idiot lawyer.
31 posted on 11/21/2012 2:56:15 PM PST by Future Snake Eater (CrossFit.com)
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To: Future Snake Eater
If you don't care what the Bible says on the subject,
then any such counterargument is irrelevant.

The words from Kipling
in Gods of the Copybook Headings still apply
Natural Law instructs us well on consequences

...When the Cambrian measures were forming, They promised perpetual peace.
They swore, if we gave them our weapons, that the wars of the tribes would cease.
But when we disarmed They sold us and delivered us bound to our foe,
And the Gods of the Copybook Headings said: “Stick to the Devil you know.”

...On the first Feminian Sandstones we were promised the Fuller Life
(Which started by loving our neighbour and ended by loving his wife)
Till our women had no more children and the men lost reason and faith,
And the Gods of the Copybook Headings said: “The Wages of Sin is Death.”

...In the Carboniferous Epoch we were promised abundance for all,
By robbing selected Peter to pay for collective Paul;
But, though we had plenty of money, there was nothing our money could buy,
And the Gods of the Copybook Headings said: “If you don't work you die.”

32 posted on 11/21/2012 3:07:02 PM PST by HangnJudge
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To: servo1969

Fonz just broke the record for jumping the shark twice. What would he say if his kid was nuzzled by Elmo?


33 posted on 11/21/2012 3:28:22 PM PST by jmaroneps37 (Conservatism is truth. Liberalism is lies.)
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To: servo1969

Too bad Sandusky didn’t have talent, eh Fonzi? Would that have made it ok? /disgust


34 posted on 11/21/2012 3:31:48 PM PST by NonValueAdded ("Our president ... makes big speeches packed full of little ideas" Charles C. W. Cooke)
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To: servo1969

I thought reliance on the Savile defence could cause quite a row!


35 posted on 11/21/2012 3:32:33 PM PST by DeaconBenjamin (A trillion here, a trillion there, soon you're NOT talking real money)
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To: servo1969

OMG....I LOVED ELmo, but if I saw ELMO again, I would turn off the chnnel or PUKE! Henry, have you no DISCERNMENT??


36 posted on 11/21/2012 3:56:14 PM PST by Ann Archy (ABORTION........the HUMAN sacrifice to the god of CONVENIENCE.)
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To: hosepipe

Henry Winkler is JEWISH.....doubt he;s into Michael Jacksons Jesus Juice!


37 posted on 11/21/2012 3:57:42 PM PST by Ann Archy (ABORTION........the HUMAN sacrifice to the god of CONVENIENCE.)
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To: hosepipe

Henry Winkler is JEWISH.....doubt he;s into Michael Jacksons Jesus Juice!


38 posted on 11/21/2012 3:57:57 PM PST by Ann Archy (ABORTION........the HUMAN sacrifice to the god of CONVENIENCE.)
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To: mbarker12474

The battle over homosexuality has been won by the other side.

They have now moved on to pederasty.

&&&
Bingo!

I agree with all that you said except your timetable, as I believe all of this will move at a much faster rate.


39 posted on 11/21/2012 4:09:08 PM PST by Bigg Red (Sorry, Mr. Franklin, I guess we couldn't keep it.)
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To: servo1969

Here’s what someone ought to tweet to Mr. Winkler:

Hey, Henry..If you’re such a big believer, invite him over to babysit your kids (or grandchildren)

[crickets]


40 posted on 11/21/2012 4:09:08 PM PST by ExNewsExSpook
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To: freeangel

The hags on The View, like all leftist hags, are total perverts. Whoopie defends rape. They all defended Clinton’s abuse of women. That liberals ran as the party protecting the “reproductive rights” of women just shows how demented and vapid the GOP is.

Here the left defends rapists of women and children and they offered getting the government into every woman’s womb through Federal control of birth control.

They are going to “progress” to pushing the homo rape of boys first.


41 posted on 11/21/2012 4:16:35 PM PST by SaraJohnson
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To: Ann Archy

[ Henry Winkler is JEWISH.....doubt he;s into Michael Jacksons Jesus Juice! ]

Not all Jews are... you know.... JEWS...
Went over yer head eh!.. Micheal JAckson was not “..black..” either..


42 posted on 11/21/2012 4:21:46 PM PST by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole..)
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To: mbarker12474

I can offer a historical argument.

In the AD 60s the Roman Emperor Nero married another man. He then did it again some years later. This was in a civilized, urban, technologically sophisticated, completely pagan culture where almost anything went theologically and where Christians were not only a minimal factor, they were being fed to the lions.

It didn’t catch on. My question to liberals always is...why not? Why did the Empire eventually turn Christian, instead of following in Nero’s stead?

I submit because whether people admit or not, whether we can theologically explain it or not, there is *something* inherently self-destructive about homosexuality which ends up collapsing in on itself. *If* it worked, it would have securely established itself all over the world long before now. It hasn’t. There is some contrary pressure against it—a pressure that is not rooted in theology but rooted perhaps in human nature itself.


43 posted on 11/21/2012 4:47:54 PM PST by Claud
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To: Boogieman
Hey!!!

44 posted on 11/21/2012 7:25:19 PM PST by Oztrich Boy (To the living we owe respect, but to the dead we owe only the truth" - Voltaire)
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To: Claud
It didn’t catch on. My question to liberals always is...why not? Why did the Empire eventually turn Christian, instead of following in Nero’s stead?

Because a brutal whoreson murderer said so. After which the Roman Empire pretty much turned to crap.

And but for a chance spearthrust during the Battle of Samarra, it might have turned out really differently.

45 posted on 11/21/2012 7:44:46 PM PST by Oztrich Boy (To the living we owe respect, but to the dead we owe only the truth" - Voltaire)
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To: Oztrich Boy
Because a brutal whoreson murderer said so. After which the Roman Empire pretty much turned to crap.

Who, Constantine? It's ridiculous to think that the Empire turned Christian *because* of him. Emperors strted cults all over the place. None stuck except this one. Why? Why did Constantine have this great success and Julian didn't?

Second of all, the Empire had already turned to crap. Christianity managed to salvage what was left of it from the ruins of its own stupidity.

46 posted on 11/22/2012 3:21:01 AM PST by Claud
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To: servo1969

“is was and will continue to be brilliant”.....HEEEEEEEYYYYY. Just not around children.


47 posted on 11/22/2012 4:09:58 AM PST by Safetgiver ( Islam makes barbarism look genteel.)
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