Michael Richards “Kramer” anti-Semitic and racist? November 30, 2006Posted by C.A.R.D in Anti-Semitic, Card, Discrimination, Gibson, Jew, Jewish, Racism, Racist.
LOS ANGELES — Just when it seemed Michael Richards was about to leave the most troubling incident of his career behind, his publicist is having to explain how the comic could consider himself to be Jewish.
Last week, crisis-management expert Howard Rubenstein acknowledged Richards had shouted anti-Semitic remarks in an April standup comedy routine — well before his appearance earlier this month in which he harangued hecklers with the n-bomb. But he defended Richards’ language about Jews, saying that the comic “is Jewish. He’s not anti-Semitic at all. He was role-playing.”
As Rubenstein’s assertion circulated, Jewish organizations and commentators pointed out the man who played Cosmo Kramer on Seinfeld has not converted to Judaism and neither of his parents are Jewish.
GIBSON TO THE RESCUE
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Mel Gibson Deserves Pity, Not Pillory August 13, 2006Posted by C.A.R.D in Alcoholic, Alcoholics Anonymous, Anti-Semitic, Anti-Semitism, Card, Citizens Against Racism and Discrimination, Drunk, Gibson, Israel, Isreal, Jew, Jewish, Jews, Jews are responsible for all the wars in the world, Mel, Mel Gibson, Middle East, Pity, Police, Racist.
A Scottish actor who worked on Braveheart once told a director friend of mine what it was like working with Mel Gibson. “He’s off his head,” alleged the actor. “We’d all be standing there in kilts and with blue woad painted on our faces, ready to do a shot, when suddenly Mel would announce to the Alcoholics Anonymous members among us – a healthy number – that we had to have a meeting. So there we would be, behind the catering van with painted faces, reading from the Big Book and sharing our experience. You know, ‘My name’s Mel and I’m an alcoholic,’ then we’d all go back to the set and get stuck into the English.”
Recovering alcoholics like to say that they’re sober one day at a time, and it can’t be easy knowing that you’re always just one drink away from your former self. Gibson went spectacularly off the rails last Friday and reportedly did what many alcoholics do – he allegedly drove his car at nearly 90mph, drank from a bottle of tequila, got stopped and arrested, and verbally abused the officers in charge. As situations go, it wasn’t very striking, except that the drunk was a Hollywood star. It certainly wasn’t unusual that the arrested person issued a stream of abuse at the police, racist, misogynist or otherwise. All police will tell you this is standard. Gibson reportedly said: “F—ing Jews. The Jews are responsible for all the wars in the world.”
Silly man – pathetic, even. There isn’t an ounce of reason in what Gibson said, but then, who could expect there to be? Well, the entire Western world, apparently, which imagines that what a drunk Catholic actor says in the extremity of his cups might represent a threat to civilisation.
Aryan Brotherhood Leaders Convicted of Murder July 30, 2006Posted by C.A.R.D in Aryan Brotherhood, Barry Mills, Card, Citizens Against Racism and Discrimination, Convicted, gang, Gibson, Hevley, jury, Leaders, Murder, prison, Racism, Racist, racketeering, ruthless, Snail, The Baron, The Hulk, Tyler Bingham, violent.
Four leaders of the Aryan Brotherhood prison gang are convicted on charges of murder, conspiracy and racketeering. The verdict, delivered in a In Santa Ana, Calif., courtroom, was hailed as a victory for federal prosecutors.
The charges are part of an ongoing effort to curb the group’s violent and racist activities behind bars.
Two of the four gang members, Barry Mills and Tyler Bingham, could get the death penalty. The other two defendants may receive life sentences.