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  • I'm thoroughly enjoying them!

    7 12.07%
  • I'm disappointed in Mel, I used to like him

    4 6.90%
  • He is a racist, sexist scumbag!

    7 12.07%
  • Hey, who hasn't gone off the deep end while breaking up?

    6 10.34%
  • His gold digging girlfriend set him up

    3 5.17%
  • It's his private life and should remain so, although I listened

    0 0%
  • It's his private life and I didn't listen

    5 8.62%
  • I'm not interested

    12 20.69%
  • He's a big fat hypocrite after claiming such devotion to God!

    4 6.90%
  • Other

    10 17.24%
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    Re: What do you think of the Mel Gibson rants?

    That for sure wasn't my experience!
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    Re: What do you think of the Mel Gibson rants?

    I was never a huge Mel Gibson fan, so my opinion of his work won't be changing. After listening to the recordings, I think it's clear that he either is a raving lunatic with serious anger issues or he has a serious drinking problem. I also think it's quite obvious that he has always harbored these racist and sexist views. I'm a firm believer in the phrase "in vino veritas" (in wine [there is] truth). I don't think he suddenly adopted these negative views. If he is drunk in these recordings, which he very well could be, he is only speaking out what he truly believes. However, that wasn't the part that disturbed me the most. I think that the death threats were the most appalling.

    As for the argument about women getting hit, I don't think anyone is arguing it from that angle. There is no evidence to suggest that he hit her out of self defense. On one of the calls she accused him of striking her while she was carrying a baby. Not only did he not deny these things, but he mocked her. I'm sorry, but there is no excuse for that, in my opinion. He also knocked a couple of her teeth out, according to her. Whether or not there is levity to these charges, I think it's rather clear from these calls that he is a very abusive person (perhaps not when he's sober, if he was in fact drunk).

    Regardless of all of this, I don't think he will be able to crawl out of this one unscathed. He has already used his celebrity "get out of jail free" card when he went on the anti-semitic rant when he was pulled over for drunk driving (which also backs up the possibility that he has a drinking problem and was inebriated during the phone calls).

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    Re: What do you think of the Mel Gibson rants?

    This is all entertaining to me.

    Especially seeing I never liked him in the first place.


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    Re: What do you think of the Mel Gibson rants?

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    Re: What do you think of the Mel Gibson rants?

    Quote Originally Posted by MyOwnDrum View Post
    Just want to find out the varying positions on this highly politically important subject.


    Edit: here are the the rants at the following site

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    How are his comments Politically Important?
    He is simply a human being, who has been given huge dollops of money, yet thinks he has the right to say and act any way he deems fit without being inconvenienced by criticism from anyone.

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    Re: What do you think of the Mel Gibson rants?

    Quote Originally Posted by jujuman13 View Post
    How are his comments Politically Important?
    He is simply a human being, who has been given huge dollops of money, yet thinks he has the right to say and act any way he deems fit without being inconvenienced by criticism from anyone.
    See the *wink* smiley? It's placed there to convey the fact that the preceding statement was not to be taken totally seriously.

    Example:

    "Just want to find out the varying positions on this highly politically important subject"---totally serious

    "Just want to find out the varying positions on this highly politically important subject "---winking smiley added which indicates to take all or part of preceding sentence less than seriously.

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    Re: What do you think of the Mel Gibson rants?

    I hope he drops dead
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    Re: What do you think of the Mel Gibson rants?

    Quote Originally Posted by Gipper View Post
    There's some serious and valid speculation that the tapes may be doctored. Their authenticities are being put into question.

    I hope not. It's refreshing for a man to show his true feelings. I mean, I wouldn't condone him hitting his wife unless she deserved it. Come to think of it, he said she did. I want to see what his justification was.

    Maybe it'll be a heads-up for the next wife to walk the straight and narrow or suffer five across the eye.
    Dude, if you are serious? You are as deranged as Monster Mel.
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    Re: What do you think of the Mel Gibson rants?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kali View Post
    I hope he drops dead
    That's pretty serious... what if it turns out that this is a case of splice and dice?
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    Re: What do you think of the Mel Gibson rants?

    Wow. He wasn't even this pissed in the forest scene of The Patriot.
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