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Would you vote for Mel Gibson if he ran for Governor of California?

Would you vote for Mel Gibson if he ran for Governor of California?

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  • no

    Votes: 12 66.7%

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I don't know if you guys have heard about this or not but I received a newsletter about it in my email from newsmax.com.

A conservative group called The California Republican Assembly wants Mel Gibson to replace current Governor Schwarzenegger as Governor of California. Many conservatives in California, besides this group, are upset with Schwarzenegger's liberal policies. Mel has publically opposed several of Schwarzenegger's bills and proposals, including his $3 billion stem-cell bond in 2004. Mel has said that he has no plans for running for public office at this time.

So would you vote for Mel? Supposing you lived in California?

I sure would! :mrgreen:

Mel is da man. His movies have been so good. I'm not just referring to The Passion; indeed this film showed his genius-like directing and producing abilities. But Mel has starred in and directed some of the most successful films of our time. Braveheart was one of the best medieval films of all time in my opinion. Some of his many terrific films have included Mad Max, Lethal Weapon, The Man Without a Face, Conspiracy Theory, Payback, and many others.

Mel has been rated most influential celebrity by Forbes magazine even over Oprah Winfrey and also, sexiest man alive by People magazine.

The thing I like about Mel is that he has morals and that's something not too many people nowadays still have in our world of materialism and greed. He has never cheated on his wife, has raised a fine family, and has indeed lived a moral life.

Mel Gibson has had many hardships in his life and has courageously over come them.

Not too many people realize that Mel Gibson was badly disfigured as a teenager. He was beaten up by a group of thugs and was left scared for several years. But it was a Catholic Priest that took him in. The Priest told him that he would pay for his plastic surgery if he promised to be a good person and Mel said yes.

Indeed, Mel Gibson is a role model for us all.
 

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Absolutely NOT. He's a conservative wacko. ;) At least the Governator is moderate in some respects. A governor who directed "Passion of the Christ"? Ugh.
 

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At least we'd be able to fend of the British if they were to invade again.

He's the ultimate British killing machine.
 
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Yes. He's a patriot, a freedom fighter and he knows what women want.
 

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If Mel Gibson ran for governer of California I would not vote for him for one reason; I live in Louisiana and that just wouldn't be right.
 

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Dude, Newsmax?
 

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He's an Aussie. Let him run for Prime minister of Australia along with Paul Hogan and the crocodile guy. Hollywood righties or lefties are goofy airheads.
 
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Inuyasha said:
He's an Aussie. Let him run for Prime minister of Australia along with Paul Hogan and the crocodile guy. Hollywood righties or lefties are goofy airheads.
Schwarzenegger is an Aussie too ;)

And Mel Gibson doesn't strike me as a "goofy airhead."
 

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The Real McCoy said:
Schwarzenegger is an Aussie too ;)

Well, look what happened the last time an Austrian held public office in a foreign country.:lol:

And Mel Gibson doesn't strike me as a "goofy airhead."
Everybody in Hollywood is an actor not a politician. They are all dopers and airheads. They think they're in the movies all the time. Hollywood out of politics and politicians out of Hollywood
 

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Inuyasha said:
Everybody in Hollywood is an actor not a politician. They are all dopers and airheads. They think they're in the movies all the time. Hollywood out of politics and politicians out of Hollywood

lol But you gotta admit, Mel and Arnold certainly have charisma and the ability to get people to like them. I think charisma is actually more important than most people think.
 

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No, I live in Illinois. But if I did live in California, I would rather see Mel make movies. I think I would vote for Alf. lol
 

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How about a movie with both of them "Mad Max and the Terminator Do Southern Kaalifornia".
 

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Inuyasha said:
How about a movie with both of them "Mad Max and the Terminator Do Southern Kaalifornia".
How about a gay cowboy movie? :rofl
 

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independent_thinker2002 said:
How about a gay cowboy movie? :rofl

I likeit, I like it.. I'll talk to Mr. Warner tomorrow or maybe I should talk to Walt Disney about that.
 

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Kind of hard for me to vote for him, since I'm not a California citizen :lol:
 
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Inuyasha said:
Everybody in Hollywood is an actor not a politician. They are all dopers and airheads. They think they're in the movies all the time. Hollywood out of politics and politicians out of Hollywood
Reagan was an actor and one of the best presidents of the latter half of the 20th century.
 

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Trajan Octavian Titus said:
Reagan was an actor and one of the best presidents of the latter half of the 20th century.
Reagan also spent 20 years as the head of SAG before he ran for public office and got his political training there. He didn't just step off of the sound stage and say now i am going to be the governor of California.

And don't think I am being partisan here because I feel the same way about Baldwin and Streisand. They should stick to making movies. To have these people running government is like putting the leader of the Boy Scouts in charge of the war in Iraq.
 

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Im not from California, But I think Mel being in politics is a bad idea.....

Too many ties to Anti-Semitism.
 

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Caine said:
Im not from California, But I think Mel being in politics is a bad idea.....

Too many ties to Anti-Semitism.
LOL Talk about double standard in this country...

When Martin Scorsese came out with his film, "The Last Temptation of Christ" back in the 1980's, many Christian groups opposed it. But the liberals, atheists, and non-Christian religious groups seemed to have no problem with it whatsoever and said it was Scorsese's freedom of speech, blah, blah, blah, etc.

Every single time a film or television program comes out that portrays Christianity in a derrogatory, slanderous, and intolerant way, the non-Christian religious groups and the atheists seem to embrace it as a freedom of speech issue. They also embrace our pornographers as kind and righteous people who are just practicing their freedom of speech, blah, blah, blah. Why isn't it the same about Christians? Who cares if South Park, for example, is ever intolerant towards Christianity, right? It's just comedy; it's just their freedom of speech.

But God forbid if a Christian like Mel Gibson should come out with a Christian movie. He's instantly labeled anti-semetic, racist, crazy, hateful, self serving, etc.

Isn't it funny how the mainstream media, atheists, and the liberal opinion leaders in this country never put the same label on content that is derrogatory towards Christians?

What I mean is, there are labels like, "anti-semetic," "anti-secular," "anti-women," "homophobic," "bigoted," "racist," etc, attatched to Christians but these same labels are never attatched to non-Christians for producing content which is counter offensive.

How's come when Scorsese made his film, nobody said he was, "anti-Christian?" How's come when Howard Stern or any one of the dozen other non-Christians in the media bash Christianity, it's never anti-Christian and always just a common freedom of speech issue?

Why is Mel's film and in particular other Christian pieces of art not viewed in as high regard as films which portray counter Christian values? Mel was completely snubbed the so called, "Hollywood Elite" when it came to Oscar time. And yet those very same people would hand out academy awards to films that portray homosexuality, adultery, violence, rape, murder, etc. Why is this stuff considered art but Christian values are not? Hmm?

(To my friends who are homosexual on this forum: I'm not neccessarily saying that it's wrong to put homosexuality or these things in a film. I'm just bringing up my belief that these things are considered art but yet the portrayal of Christian values in this country are not.)

I find it absolutely absurd that people would put Mel Gibson in a lower light just because of that one film he made. We all might have different opinions on this film but Mel is a good family man who has never cheated on his wife and I think he deserves much more credit than we are giving him.
 

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George_Washington said:
LOL Talk about double standard in this country...

When Martin Scorsese came out with his film, "The Last Temptation of Christ" back in the 1980's, many Christian groups opposed it. But the liberals, atheists, and non-Christian religious groups seemed to have no problem with it whatsoever and said it was Scorsese's freedom of speech, blah, blah, blah, etc.

Every single time a film or television program comes out that portrays Christianity in a derrogatory, slanderous, and intolerant way, the non-Christian religious groups and the atheists seem to embrace it as a freedom of speech issue. They also embrace our pornographers as kind and righteous people who are just practicing their freedom of speech, blah, blah, blah. Why isn't it the same about Christians? Who cares if South Park, for example, is ever intolerant towards Christianity, right? It's just comedy; it's just their freedom of speech.

But God forbid if a Christian like Mel Gibson should come out with a Christian movie. He's instantly labeled anti-semetic, racist, crazy, hateful, self serving, etc.

Isn't it funny how the mainstream media, atheists, and the liberal opinion leaders in this country never put the same label on content that is derrogatory towards Christians?

What I mean is, there are labels like, "anti-semetic," "anti-secular," "anti-women," "homophobic," "bigoted," "racist," etc, attatched to Christians but these same labels are never attatched to non-Christians for producing content which is counter offensive.

How's come when Scorsese made his film, nobody said he was, "anti-Christian?" How's come when Howard Stern or any one of the dozen other non-Christians in the media bash Christianity, it's never anti-Christian and always just a common freedom of speech issue?

Why is Mel's film and in particular other Christian pieces of art not viewed in as high regard as films which portray counter Christian values? Mel was completely snubbed the so called, "Hollywood Elite" when it came to Oscar time. And yet those very same people would hand out academy awards to films that portray homosexuality, adultery, violence, rape, murder, etc. Why is this stuff considered art but Christian values are not? Hmm?

(To my friends who are homosexual on this forum: I'm not neccessarily saying that it's wrong to put homosexuality or these things in a film. I'm just bringing up my belief that these things are considered art but yet the portrayal of Christian values in this country are not.)

I find it absolutely absurd that people would put Mel Gibson in a lower light just because of that one film he made. We all might have different opinions on this film but Mel is a good family man who has never cheated on his wife and I think he deserves much more credit than we are giving him.
Umm.. My answer had absolutely nothing to do with the Film, which I assume your speaking of, called The Passion of the Christ..... if anything, they beat that poor guy to a pulp, but thats what happens when you exclaim your the son of god, which is idolatry....anyways....

Mel Gibson's father is in Holocaust Denial... and Mel has never answered his view on it when questioned.......

I understand he is making a mini-series about a Jewish man during the Holocaust, but his father's view has me curious
http://www.theage.com.au/articles/2004/02/04/1075853913211.html?from=storyrhs
 

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Caine said:
Umm.. My answer had absolutely nothing to do with the Film, which I assume your speaking of, called The Passion of the Christ..... if anything, they beat that poor guy to a pulp, but thats what happens when you exclaim your the son of god, which is idolatry....anyways....
lol I'm sorry then. When you mentioned anti-semiticism, I assumed you were referring to the film. I apologize, sir.


Mel Gibson's father is in Holocaust Denial... and Mel has never answered his view on it when questioned.......

I understand he is making a mini-series about a Jewish man during the Holocaust, but his father's view has me curious
http://www.theage.com.au/articles/2004/02/04/1075853913211.html?from=storyrhs
Yeah I agree his father has issues and is strange. But I really don't think Mel himself is anti-semetic though. But of course that's just my opinion.
 
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