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  • 14 Principled Anti-War Celebrities We Fear May Have Been Kidnapped

    09/06/2013 3:44:05 PM PDT · by barmag25 · 74 replies
    buzzfeed ^ | 09/06/13 | JohnEkdahl
    Our government is yet again marching us towards a war of choice in the Middle East and our non-partisan, peace-loving celebrities have gone missing since late 2008. We fear the worst. 1. Sheryl Crow LAST KNOWN PRE-2009 COMMUNICATION: “I think war is based in greed and there are huge karmic retributions that will follow. I think war is never the answer to solving any problems. The best way to solve problems is to not have enemies.” — Sheryl Crow 2. Bruce Springsteen LAST KNOWN PRE-2009 COMMUNICATION: “War. What is it good for? Absolutely nothing.” — Bruce Springsteen
  • Ed Asner Explains Hollywood Silence on Obama, Syria: They 'Don't Want to Feel Anti-Black'

    09/06/2013 9:27:43 PM PDT · by oxcart · 65 replies
    The Hollywood Reporter ^ | 09/06/2013 | Paul Bond
    In 2003, ahead of a U.S. attack on Iraq, a robust anti-war movement in Hollywood included [2] a TV commercial starring Martin Sheen and Sean Penn visiting Baghdad. There were online petitions signed by Ed Asner; letters to President George W. Bush pleading for peace were signed by Matt Damon, Tim Robbins, Barbra Streisand and Alec Baldwin; former M*A*S*H star Mike Farrell fronted multiple press conferences where celebrities denounced war. In interviews, Janeane Garofalo stopped identifying herself as an actor -- she preferred to be called a member of the U.S. anti-war movement. The good news for President Barack Obama...
  • Celebs Beg Obama to Keep Promise on Nuclear Disarmament

    06/15/2013 5:28:03 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    Breitbart's Big Hollywood ^ | June 13, 2013 | Christian Toto
    Several A-listers are banding together to beg President Barack Obama to keep his word about seeking a world [free] of nuclear weapons. Apparently, they've been cycling through the Superman movies to ready themselves for Man of Steel and stumbled upon Superman IV: The Quest for Peace. Actors Michael Douglas, Matt Damon, Naomi Watts, Morgan Freeman, Robert De Niro, Martin Sheen and Alec Baldwin, among others, appear in a new video for Global Zero urging the president to address the issue at next week’s G-8 summit.... Freeman and Sheen conclude, “For if we believe that the spread of nuclear weapons is...
  • The Sad End of the Priestly Ministry of Mr. Roy Bourgeois

    11/19/2012 8:10:38 PM PST · by marshmallow · 7 replies
    Catholic Online ^ | 11/20/12 | Deacon Keith Fournier
    Disobedience and preaching against the teaching of the Catholic Church about women's ordination led to his excommunication, dismissal and laicization. Then Fr. Bourgeois engaged in an obstinate crusade which involved public and direct defiance of the Holy See and a repudiation of the unbroken teaching of the Magisterium of the Catholic Church concerning sacred ordination. MARYKNOLL, N.Y. (Catholic Online) - The short Press Release from the Maryknoll Fathers and Brothers confirmed some sad news on Monday, November 19, 2012. The priestly ministry of Roy Bourgeois has come to an end: ***** FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEThe Congregation For The Doctrine Of The...
  • Moonbat Martin Sheen Predicts Obama Will "Beat the Hell" Out of GOP and Romney

    06/12/2012 10:56:07 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 48 replies
    (Politico) -- Martin Sheen’s 2012 prediction: Obama by a landslide. The “West Wing” star thinks the president will easily win another term, he told The Australian. “Don't get me started on the Republicans,” Sheen said. “They're going to jump on all the things he didn't do, but I think he'll beat the hell out of them, frankly.
  • Life Fest to Honor Martin Sheen with 2012 Spirit of Life Award

    The Way Nominated for Best Film at 2nd Annual Film Festival LOS ANGELES – Today, organizers of the Life Fest Film Festival, the premiere showcase for films that honor the value of human life and the unique importance of each life, announced that actor/producer Martin Sheen will receive the 2012 Spirit of Life Award. Now in its second year, the Festival will be held May 5-6, at the Los Angeles Convention Center. “Martin Sheen has been outspoken in his opposition to legalizing assisted suicide, a form of voluntary euthanasia, and in his opposition to abortion,” said Brian Johnston, director of...
  • Actor Martin Sheen says his Catholic religion saved him

    04/16/2011 3:24:11 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 31 replies
    IrishCentral.com ^ | April 13, 2011 | PATRICK COOPER
      Powered by       | |     Actor Martin Sheen says his Catholic religion saved him Charlie Sheen’s father says ‘we all look for the sacred.’ ByPATRICK COOPER,IrishCentral.com Staff Writer Published Wednesday, April 13, 2011, 7:38 AM Updated Wednesday, April 13, 2011, 10:07 AM Read more: Pierce Brosnan talks about his deep Catholic faithCharlie Sheen’s father Martin Sheen says his Catholic religion has taken him through very tough times.Sheen, now 70, gave an interview about his upcoming film projects that appeared in last Saturday’s Irish Times.Though he broke with the church for a while, Sheen says...
  • In 911 call, woman says Sheen threatened her

    12/28/2009 2:48:41 PM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 15 replies · 803+ views
    thestate.com ^ | Dec. 28, 2009 | Associated Press
    ASPEN, Colo. -- A woman who identified herself as the wife of Charlie Sheen said in a 911 call to Aspen police that the actor threatened her with a knife and that she feared for her life.
  • Weapon Involved in Charlie Sheen Domestic Dispute

    12/26/2009 1:46:56 PM PST · by La Enchiladita · 42 replies · 1,621+ views
    E!Online ^ | Dec. 26, 2009 | Brandi Fowler
    Oh, Charlie Sheen. E! News has exclusively confirmed that a weapon "of some sort" was involved in the domestic violence dispute the actor was hauled off to jail for on Friday. The 44-year-old Two and a Half Men star was arrested yesterday morning in Aspen, Colo., and released that night after posting an $8,500 bond. Aspen Police Department spokeswoman Stephanie Dasaro tells E! News the felony menacing charge Sheen is facing would not go into further detail—for the record, they aren't naming the victim, either—other than to say the count does involve "a weapon of some sort." Aspen Chief Deputy...
  • Actor Charlie Sheen arrested in Aspen

    12/25/2009 4:04:48 PM PST · by AtlasStalled · 30 replies · 2,307+ views
    Denver Post ^ | 12/25/09 | Joey Bunch
    Actor Charlie Sheen was booked into the Pitkin County Jail on felony domestic violence charges today, authorities in Aspen said. Aspen police were summoned by a 9-1-1 to a home at 320 West Hallam St. near downtown at about 11:20 a.m.. A unnamed "victim did not require transport to the hospital," according to a statement from police. The home at that address is for sale for $7.45 million, but the owner's name is not listed, according to real estate records. Sheen married 29-year old real estate investor and actress Brooke Mueller last year and she gave birth to twins, Max...
  • Actor Charlie Sheen arrested in Colorado (alleged case of domestic violence; assault, menacing)

    12/25/2009 4:49:55 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 13 replies · 1,165+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 12/25/09 | AP
    ASPEN, Colo. – Charlie Sheen has been arrested in the Colorado resort town of Aspen on charges related to an alleged case of domestic violence. Aspen police spokeswoman Stephanie Dasaro says Sheen was arrested Friday on charges of second-degree assault and menacing, both felonies, along with criminal mischief, a misdemeanor.
  • Charlie Sheen gets arrested on Christmas day

    for domestic violence. Color me not surprised.
  • Martin Sheen's....Catholicism?

    06/06/2008 1:13:33 AM PDT · by endthematrix · 10 replies · 129+ views
    aarp ^ | 6/6/08 | etm
    Embracing Spirituality Q: “After you had a heart attack and a nervous breakdown at age 38, on the set of Apocalypse Now, you went to India and found spirituality. Is that when you embraced Catholicism?” A: “I did, yeah. I was raised Catholic, but it was a religion, not a way of life. [After the heart attack] I came back to a faith more than a church. I came back with joy and with freedom and thanksgiving rather than with fear or trembling or worrying about eternity. I decided that what I really loved the most about the faith was...
  • 1600 High Road (President Bush's Grace)

    09/18/2006 8:06:26 AM PDT · by Isara · 40 replies · 1,541+ views
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | Posted 9/15/2006 | Editor
    Dignity: Maybe it's because his father was born with a silver foot in his mouth that President Bush learned to be gracious to even his most bitter political rivals....He's been called a moron (former Canadian Prime Minister Jean Chretien), a Beelzebub (Sean Penn, who cleverly added, "and a dumb one") and a son of a bitch (Democrat Paul Hackett, who lost his bid last year for an Ohio congressional seat)....lying bastard, evil maniac, Fuehrer (all courtesy of Cindy Sheehan), white-knuckle drunk (Martin Sheen), George bin Bush (assorted wags), terrorist (a universal invective) and fascist (both implied and claimed by a...
  • A DAY WITHOUT IDIOTS Rally(ILLUSTRATED)

    05/02/2006 6:53:58 AM PDT · by Cinnamon Girl · 37 replies · 2,194+ views
    ap/reuters | may 2, 2006
    Using an American flag for a dog blanket, Thelma Aquino joins thousands of demonstrators during an immigration protest near MacArthur Park in Los Angeles, Monday, May 1, 2006. Marching in waves of red, white and blue, chanting 'USA, USA' and singing the national anthem in English, illegal immigrants and supporters rallied by the thousands as part of a nationwide work and shopping boycott designed to demonstrate economic power. Under no circumstances did anyone from the AP see any Mexican flags or hear anyone chanting "Si se puede!" (AP Photo/Nick Ut) World famous celebrity superstar Martin Sheen marches with an alien...
  • The Lunatic Fringe Goes Mainstream

    12/14/2005 5:23:35 AM PST · by SJackson · 49 replies · 1,814+ views
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | 12-14-05 | John Perazzo
    "World Can't Wait" takes out an ad against "fascist" America in the New York Times. <a href=http://www.discoverthenetwork.org/groupProfile.asp?grpid=7213>The World Can’t Wait</a> (WCW), an organization that opposes President Bush’s decision to send U.S. troops to Iraq, ran a <a href=http://www.worldcantwait.net/>paid advertisement</a> in The New York Times Monday denouncing the “fascists and religious fanatics” responsible for the ongoing unrest and carnage in the land formerly ruled by the iron fist of Saddam Hussein.  WCW was not talking about bin Laden, Zarqawi, Zawahiri, and al-Sadr, et. al. – the Islamists who have vowed to wage perpetual jihad against the West until the latter is...
  • Sheen, Sheehan, And Sharpton In The Theater Of The Absurd (Lefty Tragicomedy Alert)

    08/30/2005 10:16:44 PM PDT · by goldstategop · 7 replies · 664+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | 08/31/05 | Kathleen Parker
    When Bill Shakespeare observed that life is but a shadow strutting and fretting its hour upon the stage, he must have been imagining Crawford, Texas, circa August 2005. Indeed, recent events surrounding the war protest led by Cindy Sheehan have added a new dimension to the definition of tragicomedy. Not just tragic, not just comedic, but also ridiculous. The theater of the absurd has found pay dirt in East Texas. Of course, there's nothing amusing about war, or loss of life, or a mother's pain. But those noble human concerns become something else once the red eye of the television...
  • Martin Sheen, Sharpton visit anti-war camp

    08/29/2005 10:02:58 AM PDT · by SmithL · 73 replies · 1,546+ views
    AP ^ | 8/29/5 | ANGELA K. BROWN
    CRAWFORD, Texas - Cindy Sheehan hasn't achieved a meeting with the president during her three-week war protest, but she met a man who plays one on TV. Martin Sheen, who portrays the president on NBC's "The West Wing," visited Sheehan's makeshift campsite Sunday. "At least you've got the acting president of the United States," Sheen said as the crowd of more than 300 people cheered. "I think you know what I do for a living, but this is what I do to stay alive." Sheehan arrived in President Bush's adopted hometown Aug. 6 and promised to stay until she could...
  • Orlando FReep of Anti-War/Anti-Troops group After Action Report! (Pics and Video!)

    03/20/2005 7:14:50 PM PST · by Loopy Picklefink · 82 replies · 14,162+ views
    Loopy PickleFink
    Lots of pictures, and even video! It might take a while to load, so you can read this summary of the event while you wait. :-) Today, several FReepers, the Central Florida Chapter of Protest Warrior, and many others went out to counter protest an anti-war/anti-troops protest led by the group "Not in Our Name", of who Martin Sheen and Susan Sarandon are a part of. We wanted to show Orlando that we supported the troops and the president. The PW Chapter leader Zachary Bauer had spent a long time organizing the event, and Matchett-PI of FR had been passing...
  • Fort Benning annual protest losing momentum.

    11/21/2004 2:22:58 PM PST · by Monterrosa-24 · 20 replies · 1,048+ views
    Friends of WHINSEC, SOA Watch | 21 November 2994 | Self
    The pilgrimage of the human zoo came to the front gates of Fort Benning this weekend just as it does every November. Thousands protest against the training of Latin American officers and NCOs at Fort Benning's Western Hemisphere Institute for Security Cooperation. This year we had a God Bless Fort Benning Day counter demonstration that virtually matched the size of the protest. We had Lee Greenwood headline the bill. Columbus Georgia's Jack and Miriam Tidwell were the chief organizers of the effort. We also have a Friends of WHINSEC group which counter punches the propaganda of the Left. Today as...
  • Susan Sarandon, Martin Sheen protest Fort Benning area military school

    11/21/2004 5:46:50 PM PST · by AmericanMade1776 · 133 replies · 2,607+ views
    WISTV.COM ^ | November 21, 2004 | Chantelle Janelle
    Columbus, Georgia-AP) Nov. 21, 2004 - Susan Sarandon is there, so is Martin Sheen. But this isn't some Hollywood get together. The actors are among those gathering outside Fort Benning, Georgia, to protest a military school there. The school serves as a military training center for Latin American soldiers. Protesters claim graduates of the Western Hemisphere Institute for Security Cooperation were involved in human rights abuses in the 1980's. The protesters claim the school also enforces a US foreign policy that they say exploits the people and resources of Latin America. Protests outside Fort Benning are held annually on the...
  • Famous Fools Website

    11/06/2004 11:56:50 AM PST · by AwareTexan · 7 replies · 1,076+ views
    "Stupidity is not limited to any one group of people. Sometimes the people we look up to most make the biggest fools of themselves. When they do, we are here to point it out." http://www.famousfools.com/
  • GANGING UP (brainless botoxed boobs bash Bush)

    08/26/2004 3:02:49 AM PDT · by Liz · 56 replies · 2,795+ views
    NY POST ^ | August 26, 2004 | PAULA FROELICH CHRIS WILSON
    George Bush-bashing celebs have joined forces with Moveon.org on a new series of campaign commercials. The celeb-studded spots feature the voices of Matt Damon, Scarlett Johansson, Martin Sheen, Rob Reiner and Ed Asner and star Rebecca Romijn-Stamos, Woody Harrelson, Illeana Douglas and Margaret Cho. Janeane Garafalo hosted Tuesday night's kick-off at Hammerstein Ballroom, billed as "10 Weeks: Don't Get Mad, Get Even!" Howard Dean, Kevin Bacon, Edie Falco, "School of Rock" director Richard Linklater and Al Franken fired up the faithful. Musical guests included The Roots, Natalie Merchant, Moby and Perry Farrell, who joined forces for Jane's Addiction's "Idiots Rule,"...
  • Celebs Join MoveOn in Making Anti-Bush Ads (Hollywood Left Alert)

    08/24/2004 5:28:08 PM PDT · by Jacob Kell · 21 replies · 850+ views
    Associated Press (by way of FOXNews.com) ^ | August 24, 2004 | Associated Press
    SAN FRANCISCO — "Bourne Supremacy" star Matt Damon (search), "Lost in Translation" actress Scarlett Johansson (search) and other celebrity artists are donating their talents -- not just their cash -- to an online effort to unseat President Bush. The Internet political group MoveOn.org on Tuesday premieres 10 new anti-Bush ads created by award-winning directors and starring popular Hollywood actors. An independent group not connected directly to Democratic candidate John Kerry (search), MoveOn has promised an unconventional approach to the election.
  • Al Franken, Seriously (NYT puff piece)

    03/19/2004 3:13:11 PM PST · by Pokey78 · 16 replies · 1,443+ views
    The New York Times Magazine ^ | 03/21/04 | RUSSELL SHORTO
    I'm in a rental car with Al Franken, and we're driving across New Hampshire on the Sunday before the nation's first primary, heading to a John Edwards rally. The Democrats are in a kooky mood following the sudden collapse of Howard Dean in Iowa, and Franken -- comedian, celebrity, scourge -- is spending two days in the state not in any official capacity but as a sort of good-will representative from the party's satiric wing. He is not, as you might think from the outrageous trappings of his comedy, an extreme lefty but rather a devout party man, one who...
  • Endangered species quest has luminaries (Read Hollyweird Prima Donna's)

    05/05/2004 6:30:31 PM PDT · by SandRat · 23 replies · 149+ views
    Arizona Daily Star ^ | 5/5/04 | Mitch Tobin
    Actor Martin Sheen, primate researcher Jane Goodall, and local authors Barbara Kingsolver and Charles Bowden are joining the Tucson-based Center for Biological Diversity in asking the government to list 225 species as endangered. The 1,000 pages of legal documents filed Tuesday - billed as the largest listing effort in the 30-year history of the Endangered Species Act - includes 31 species in the Southwest, seven off them in Arizona. There are now 1,265 U.S. plants and animals listed under the Endangered Species Act, which can restrict land and water use
  • Making Women's Issues Go Away

    04/28/2004 5:46:31 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 5 replies · 283+ views
    Salon ^ | March 2004 | Rebecca Traister
    Making women's issues go away A damning new report reveals that the Bush administration has quietly removed 25 reports from its Women's Bureau Web site, deleting or distorting crucial information on issues from pay equity to reproductive healthcare National Council for Research on Women (report March 2004) Missing: Information About Women's Lives http://www.ncrw.org/misinfo/report.pdf ____To get access to the Salon article you have to watch a short little ad for the ACLU featuring Martin Sheen. Strange new tactic.
  • The Hollywood Left: Wielding a Liberal Agenda

    04/15/2004 9:24:00 AM PDT · by missyme · 11 replies · 248+ views
    CBN ^ | April 15th, 2004 | Gailon Totheroh
    CBN News) - In the 2000 elections, the Hollywood left actively campaigned for Democrats. Rob Reiner said, "You know we're national figures. All the people here are national figures, and our precinct is America. So this is our way of walking the precinct." And more recently, actors like Sean Penn went to Iraq before the war there, to oppose it. Penn said, "...People looking deeply into their conscience and really finding out what their attitude is and speaking up about it." And now with the 2004 election in sight, Oscar winner Michael Moore says the conservative George Bush is too...
  • Not All Love at Oscar Time in Tinseltown [ANTI-CELEB POSTERS PASTED ALL OVER HOLLYWOOD]

    03/02/2004 2:28:19 PM PST · by andrew · 10 replies · 288+ views
    Washington Post ^ | Tuesday, March 2, 2004 | Richard Leiby
    Call it counterprogramming: 600 posters making fun of celebrities popped up throughout Hollywood during the self-indulgent love fest that is Oscars weekend. "Cult of Personality," one proclaimed, displaying the faces of John Travolta, Tom Cruise and Kirstie Alley, who evangelize for the controversial Church of Scientology. "President of Nothing," said the poster featuring Martin Sheen, who inhabits the Oval Office on "The West Wing" TV series. To read rest of article click here.
  • Regain power with Dean

    01/19/2004 10:12:51 AM PST · by rface · 26 replies · 145+ views
    Boston Globe ^ | 1/19/2004 | Rob Reiner and Martin Sheen
    <p>AS THIS PRESIDENTIAL campaign began, we knew that something fundamental was at stake: Our country faces a growing threat to our liberty and justice in America.</p> <p>Thomas Jefferson and James Madison spoke of the fear that economic power would one day seize political power. That fear is now being realized -- under the Bush administration, pharmaceutical companies draft our Medicare laws. Oil executives sit in the vice president's office and write energy bills. A majority of the reconstruction contracts in Iraq have gone to the president's campaign contributors. This president has squandered the goodwill of the world abroad while pursuing reckless fiscal policies here at home all for his personal agenda and that of his campaign contributors.</p>
  • Bloomberg Hosts Bush-basher Martin Sheen at Tree Lighting

    12/04/2003 8:03:06 AM PST · by Tumbleweed_Connection · 7 replies · 170+ views
    NewsMax ^ | 12/4/03 | Limbacher
    Ten months from now he's supposed to preside over the re-nomination of President Bush at the Republican National Convention at Manhattan's Madison Square Garden. But that didn't stop "Republican" New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg from playing sidekick to notorious Bush-basher Martin Sheen for the city's celebrated Christmas tree lighting at Rockefeller Center last night. Sheen, a notorious critic of Bush's war policy in Iraq, was supposedly on hand to help turn the ceremony into a what he described as a tribute to "all our servicemen stationed in faraway places." But the star of NBC's "West Wing" has marched and...
  • Not In Our Name and the World Wide Terrorism Web: The "Peace" Movement's Trojan Horse.

    03/19/2003 12:14:02 AM PST · by JohnHuang2 · 16 replies · 1,497+ views
    FrontPageMagazine.com ^ | Wednesday, March 19, 2003 | By Michael Tremoglie
    Not In Our Name and the World Wide Terrorism WebBy Michael TremoglieFrontPageMagazine.com | March 19, 2003 In the run-up to this war, Not In Our Name became one of the major “peace” organizers and coalitions in the United States. Not In Our Name has spared no cost purchasing ads in newspapers around the world to publish its anti-American Statement of Conscience.  Its signatories include scores of Hate America bigwigs, like Noam Chomsky, Howard Zinn, Michael Parenti, Gloria Steinem and Barbara Kingsolver.  Hollywood icons (and many more has-beens) like Danny Glover, Jessica Lange, Tyne Daly, Martin Sheen and Ed Harris have...
  • SHEEN EMBRACED IN CANADA (Good, Perhaps They'll Keep Him!)

    09/22/2003 2:20:05 PM PDT · by .cnI redruM · 29 replies · 217+ views
    The Drudge Report ^ | 21 Sep 03 | Drudge
    American actor and activist Martin Sheen had kind words for Canada when he received an award for being a Christian role model, the CANADIAN PRESS reports. "Every time I cross this border I feel like I've left the land of lunatics," Sheen said Saturday, adding he was "proud" of Canada for not entering the Iraq war. "You are not armed and dangerous. You do not shoot each other. I always feel a bit more human when I come here." Sheen, who has been outspoken recently in his opposition the U.S.-led war in Iraq, was in Windsor to receive the Christian...
  • Hollywood-Hero Commentary on Harrison Ford

    08/30/2003 10:53:51 AM PDT · by lisaann8 · 49 replies · 502+ views
    Hollywood-Hero ^ | 08-30-03 | www.hollywood-hero.us
    Hollywood-Hero – Commentary on Harrison Ford Well, there they go again. Harrison Ford is the latest Hollywood star to attack the Bush Administration and the Iraq war on foreign soil. In Madrid to promote his latest release “Hollywood Homicide”, he uttered the following: ''I'm very disturbed about the direction American foreign policy is going,'' said Ford, with U.S. post-war casualties having exceeded those during the actual conflict. ''I think something needs to be done to help alleviate the conditions which have created a disenfranchised and angry faction in the Middle East.'' ''I don't think military intervention is the correct...
  • Conservative -- and cool - How the right has come to reflect middle America's pop culture

    08/25/2003 2:54:54 PM PDT · by anymouse · 39 replies · 568+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | Sunday, August 24, 2003 | James Sullivan
    <p>The conservative commentator James Hirsen, a columnist for Newsmax.com and a regular on Fox News and "The Sean Hannity Show," once played keyboards for the touring Temptations. At the time he was the only white face in the group.</p> <p>His hiring, he says, was "no affirmative action decision. I really had to be funky, or I lost the gig."</p>
  • Howard Dean's Letter from Martin Sheen (barf alert)

    06/27/2003 7:42:55 PM PDT · by Xthe17th · 33 replies · 327+ views
    email | Martin Sheen
    HOWARD DEAN'S LETTER FROM: Martin Sheen Dear Friend, Please do something after reading this email. Do what you can, but please do something. A few days ago Howard Dean did something we haven't seen in our country in decades. He called on all of the American people to participate again in our common future. Governor Dean spoke out loud and clear against the crisis of community our current President has created at home, and against the Bush administration's abandonment of the heritage of America as the Idealistic Moral force in the world. And then he said this: "The history of...
  • US actor (Sheen) 'pardons' Irish war protesters

    05/24/2003 6:47:22 AM PDT · by veronica · 40 replies · 287+ views
    IRNA ^ | May 24 2003
    American actor Martin Sheen has expressed solidarity with a group of Irish war protesters, charged with causing criminal damages to a US warplane, saying they had "moral courage." Sheen, who stars as a US president in the television drama series 'The West Wing,' said he was prepared to give the five Irish demonstrators his own special dispensation and "grant them full pardon," the Irish Independent newspaper reported Saturday. "As a fellow Catholic peace activist I am compelled to support them and their struggle for peace and social justice and their efforts to gain a fair trial," he said after meeting...
  • 'West Wing' Creator Aaron Sorkin Leaving Series (What Will The Presidunce Do?)

    05/01/2003 4:06:40 PM PDT · by Happy2BMe · 14 replies · 223+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | 1 May, 2003
    LOS ANGELES –– Aaron Sorkin, creator of the Emmy-winning White House drama "The West Wing," is leaving the series after this season, he said Thursday. Sorkin, who was involved in writing most of the scripts for the NBC series, also served as executive producer. Thomas Schlamme, another executive producer, also is leaving. The show will continue with John Wells, another executive producer, in charge. Wells' other series include NBC's "ER" and "Third Watch."
  • Caption Hollywood's Finest At Antiwar Demonstrations (Danny Glover Fans Need Not Apply)

    04/27/2003 9:19:31 AM PDT · by Happy2BMe · 15 replies · 531+ views
    They came out to protest the war against Iraq. They did their utmost to demoralize, humiliate and slander everyone and everything from President Bush to the soldier in uniform for even thinking about bringing an end to Saddam Hussein and his monstrous regime. Communists, socialists, terrorists, polititians and anti-Americans from every slimey corner of the country rushed to Hollywood actors to rally their cause acrooss the country. Here are just a few of them at anti-American rallies. What do they have to say about protecting their hero Saddam and his band of hideous terrorist thugs now?
  • Eerie Silence in Hollywood as Anti-War Stars Vanish

    04/27/2003 9:19:28 AM PDT · by alloysteel · 112 replies · 1,100+ views
    Reuters ^ | April 27, 2003 | Dan Whitcomb
    DISCLAIMER: The content on this site, including news, quotes, data and other information, is provided by Reuters and its third party content providers for your personal information only. In the weeks leading up to war in Iraq actors Martin Sheen, Mike Farrell, Sean Penn and Janeane Garofalo joined a cast of thousands in a fierce Hollywood resistance played out in protest marches and from the sofas of television talk shows. But with the war in its waning hours, all is quiet on the western coast -- leading conservatives to suggest that Garofalo and her fellow travelers are in full retreat...
  • Hollywood Liberals Hate Free Speech

    04/16/2003 11:28:05 AM PDT · by stratman1969 · 123 replies · 820+ views
    ChronWatch.com ^ | April 16, 2003 | Kevin Willmann
    Actor/Director Tim Robbins hates free speech. So does his long-term partner, Susan Sarandon, as well as Janeane Garafolo, Martin Sheen, The Dixie Chicks, Mike Farrell, Sean Penn, Michael Moore, Harry Belafonte, Ed Asner, Danny Glover, Chrissie Hynde, and other ''anti-war'' celebrities. They only love free speech when they are using it to bash the military, President Bush, and America, both in our own media and overseas. However, when the American consumer, offended by their blame-America first rhetoric, reacts with petitions and boycotts, the words ''blacklist,'' ''undermining free speech'' and ''suppressing dissent'' are used by these celebrities. Hollywood is scared, because...
  • War on Hollywood: Return of the Blacklist

    04/14/2003 8:35:55 PM PDT · by Chirodoc · 123 replies · 1,212+ views
    Coshocton Tribune ^ | 04-14-2003 | Ken Paulson
    <p>Ken Paulson is executive director of the First Amendment Center with offices in Arlington, Va. and Nashville, Tenn. His mailing address is Ken Paulson, First Amendment Center, 1207 18th Ave South Nashville, Tenn. 37212.</p> <p>C O L U M N This just in: Janeane Garofalo is now more un-American than George Clooney.</p>
  • Sarandon, other anti-war stars fear 'a piling on'

    04/14/2003 8:34:54 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 229 replies · 888+ views
    USA Today ^ | 4/14/03 | Ann Oldenburg and Karen Thomas
    <p>From the Dixie Chicks and Martin Sheen to Susan Sarandon and Tim Robbins, stars who speak out against President Bush and the war in Iraq are seeing repercussions.</p> <p>"There's a piling on, and we're isolating people. That's just wrong," says Kevin Costner, standing up for "courageous" Bull Durham co-stars Sarandon and Robbins.</p>
  • Holding their duct tape to their mouth. Marting Sheen then, silent now.

    04/09/2003 5:58:18 PM PDT · by gogov · 22 replies · 548+ views
    Yahoo! News ^ | April 9, 2003 | Yahoo
    Martin Sheen Tapes Mouth Shut in Protest Wed Mar 26,10:09 PM ET LOS ANGELES - Actor Martin Sheen (news) covered his mouth with a piece of duct tape that said "peace," then led about 60 protesters in a prayer vigil Wednesday. Sheen, star of the NBC series "West Wing," carried a huge painted cross during the protest. He did not speak but the Rev. Michael Kennedy of Delores Mission Catholic Church in East Los Angeles read a statement from him. "Nationalism and militarism have become the gods of our idolatry at the expense of our humanity," Sheen wrote."By some demented...
  • Moviegoers Shun Antiwar Hollywood, Box Office Down 18 Percent

    04/09/2003 9:40:17 AM PDT · by Carl/NewsMax · 27 replies · 250+ views
    NewsMax.com ^ | April 9, 2003 | Carl Limbacher
    Hollywood's box office revenue plummeted in March, as high-profile movie stars like Martin Sheen, Susan Sarandon and George Clooney turned up the volume on their antiwar outbursts and audiences stayed home in droves. Exhibitor Relations Co., a box office tracking service, told the Wall Street Journal Tuesday that Hollywood's movie ticket take was down 15 percent last month. The drop represents a whopping 18 percent falloff in movie attendance when higher ticket prices are taken into account. The wartime drop in movie revenue has shocked Tinseltown's movers and shakers, who are used to seeing moviegoers flock to the silver screen...
  • Hollywood anti-war set needs some new lines

    04/08/2003 3:44:25 AM PDT · by Prince Charles · 19 replies · 409+ views
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | 4-8-03 | Richard Roeper
    Hollywood anti-war set needs some new lines April 8, 2003 BY RICHARD ROEPER SUN-TIMES COLUMNIST TO: Jennifer Aniston, George Clooney, Sheryl Crow, David Duchovny, Janeane Garofalo, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Woody Harrelson, Jessica Lange, Michael Moore, Edward Norton, Sean Penn, Tim Robbins, Susan Sarandon, Martin Sheen, Eddie Vedder, et al. RE: Operation Iraqi Freedom Dear Celebrity Anti-War Activist: Over the last several weeks and months, you have used your status as a person of fame to tell the world you're against the war with Iraq, which you believe to be unwarranted, unethical, unconstitutional and un-American. Some of you have said you "hate"...
  • Radical relativism and the war in Iraq (National Post vs ANSWER)

    04/05/2003 7:49:12 AM PST · by knighthawk · 8 replies · 199+ views
    National Post ^ | April 05 2003 | Elizabeth Nickson
    'Join the other superpower," said the bumper sticker on the back of the clapped out Chevy van on the ferry, "world opinion." How I wish I could. Just walk right into that ocean of warmly felt righteousness until the waves were over my head, then breathe. But that would mean I had an IQ of twelve. That would mean I conflated Bush and Saddam. That I was somehow convinced that Saddam, causing the death of an estimated 300,000 children, not to mention the brutal torture or murder of unnumbered Iraqi adults over the past 10 years, is somehow equal to...
  • Backlash against celebrity soapbox is growing (Free Republic mentioned)

    04/03/2003 3:04:19 AM PST · by clueless idiot · 43 replies · 361+ views
    <p>For a few days after the Dixie Chicks' lead singer, Natalie Maines, told a London audience, "Just so you know, we're ashamed the president of the United States is from Texas," there was not a ripple about the remark. The American ambassador to Britain, William Farish, was at the show and made it a point to greet the Texas trio at a reception afterward. Although six critics reviewed the March 10 concert, only one mentioned the comment in print.</p>
  • Huh? Feminists for Life named Martin Sheen Pro Life Man of 2001

    04/02/2003 2:59:58 PM PST · by mandingo republican · 4 replies · 201+ views
    View it here! http://www.feministsforlife.org/taf/2001/spring/Spring01.pdf I always thought Sheen was pro choice. I even heard him on an interview saying he was an athiest who loved catholic traditions and ritual. Sheen can't be pro life - he is a prime supporter of Fidel Castro and communist Cuba. As you know, Cuba is a brutal dictatorship with one of the highest abortion rates in the world. In Sheen's Cuba, abortion is used as birth control. Sheen's name always appears as a sponsor on fliers and posters for events relating to communist Cuba. Someone should contact Fems for Life and tell them of...
  • When Duct-Tape Isn't Enough

    03/28/2003 10:30:45 AM PST · by LionelSwift · 8 replies · 268+ views
    Anti-Anti-War Celebrities ^ | March 28, 2003 | Lionel Swift
    WHEN DUCT –TAPE ISN’T ENOUGH By Lionel Swift March 28, 2003 This week, actor Martin Sheen attended an anti-war rally in downtown Los Angeles with the word "Peace" duct-taped over his mouth. Like many other Hollywood stars, Sheen is convinced that his views are being silenced in flagrant violation of his first amendment rights. So the cacophony of Hollywood condemnation of the war goes on, albeit with no discernible recognition that their words are, indeed, being heard. The actual problem is not auditory, however. The real problem is much more basic -- few agree with them. And such a reaction...