Town Hall Meeting
05 Apr 2003
Time:
17:01:24

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I am more than proud to be an American. As you all know, the so called stars in hollywood are people from another planet. They think that because they think they are so popular that everyone is going to listen to them. I think most of us are to smart for that. We live in the real world. We can look back on that horrible day 9/11 and remember the pain all of us were in. The most horrible day ever to hit the people of our wonderful country.How could we not go over to Iraq and get rid of saddam. It is terrible that we have to send our men and women over there and put there lifes on the line to get rid of this evil, evil man. His people deserve some freedom and a life with not being blowen to pieces because saddam dosn't like something they did. GOD BLESS our Country and our TROOPS for going over there to rid there country of this madman. My heart goes out to each one of the families that have a loved one over there. I pray for there safty and may they come home to there families alive. My heart breaks for the ones that lifes have been taken. Let's boycot hollywood and musicians and send them there to help with the fighting. GOD BLESS our PRES. BUSH and our wonderful USA. Karen Weber- Spokane WA


Town Hall Meeting
05 Apr 2003
Time:
17:24:08

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Wouldn't the philosophy of 'an eye for an eye' just end up making the whole world blind?


Town Hall Meeting
05 Apr 2003
Time:
17:29:20

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Do you think maybe that war doesn't really decide who's right but rather who's left?


Town Hall Meeting
05 Apr 2003
Time:
17:29:47

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Do you find it hard not to panic when world governments seem to be doing it on a daily basis?


Town Hall Meeting
05 Apr 2003
Time:
17:30:19

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In the 10 Commandments it says 'Thou shalt not kill', right? So where does it say 'except during a war'?


Town Hall Meeting
05 Apr 2003
Time:
17:30:44

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Is it just me or is the war on terrorism an oxymoron?


Town Hall Meeting
05 Apr 2003
Time:
17:32:47

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I will be glad to join you in 'boycotting' the movies.I am NOT going to line the pockets of any more of these free-speechers. Additionally, think about the television shows you watch. AND, I NEVER watch the network news.


Town Hall Meeting
05 Apr 2003
Time:
17:37:08

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Thank You for taking the time to create this page. I am a retired Sergeant Major U. S. Army that has served in Viet Nam, Desert Shield, Desert Storm. It saddens me to think that these young men and women that are making their sacrifies for us will more than likely be treated the same way we was treated when we returned from the Viet Nam war. It saddens me to see "our" beloved country divided again in so many protests. We should all STAND UP AND SALUTE our troops and support them to the fullest. God Bless America and Our American Troops. I for one am very very proud of EACH OF THEM


Town Hall Meeting
05 Apr 2003
Time:
17:37:37

Town Hall Comments

Isn't it true that sometimes being in the majority only means that all the fools are on the same side?


Town Hall Meeting
05 Apr 2003
Time:
17:40:48

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Thank You for taking the time to create this page. I am a retired Sergeant Major U. S. Army that has served in Viet Nam, Desert Shield, Desert Storm. It saddens me to think that these young men and women that are making their sacrifies for us will more than likely be treated the same way we was treated when we returned from the Viet Nam war. It saddens me to see "our" beloved country divided again in so many protests. We should all STAND UP AND SALUTE our troops and support them to the fullest. God Bless America and Our American Troops. I for one am very very proud of EACH OF THEM.... SGM(RET)State of Maine.


Town Hall Meeting
05 Apr 2003
Time:
17:44:40

Town Hall Comments

Hollywood Entertainers are not as wealthy nor as powerfully influential as are the OIL BARRENS. Are they?


Town Hall Meeting
05 Apr 2003
Time:
17:45:08

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You will pay higher taxes for all this. Your tax dollars make it to the pockets of a "few already rich people"... the "$ame people who profit from oil" and the "$ame people who will profit from this war." Bush - is just a puppet on their strings. You and I.... we are wage slaves to a system that hides the truth. We think we work for our take home pay... look at the left side of your pay check and think again. This is a war about OIL and MONEY..... and now we disrespect the work of 100 years to create a United Nations, to believe otherwise is narrow minded. -----> AGAIN--> YOU will pay higher taxes for all this. $$$$$$$ Your tax dollar$ make it to the pocket$ of a "few already rich people"... the "$ame people who profit from oil" and the "$ame people who will profit from this war." Freedom.... my A$$. ------- >> Wage $laves.!


Town Hall Meeting
05 Apr 2003
Time:
17:49:09

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If Iraq exported Bananas.... instead of oil. Would we split? By Neil Sperling


Town Hall Meeting
05 Apr 2003
Time:
17:58:55

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If we all thought alike then would any of us be really thinking?


Town Hall Meeting
05 Apr 2003
Time:
18:14:46

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Advice and information really good. Fings a bell with me but loses credibility when a citizen does not step all the way forward. Who are you?? How can any one trust your aynonimity???? Especially when the email is tied to a commercial endeavor as well as secret identity. I challenge you to tell who you are. nadine Thompson


Town Hall Meeting
05 Apr 2003
Time:
18:41:49

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I couldn't have said it better myself. Thank You!!!!!!! I think anyone who doesn't like the way this country is run and can't support our President should GET OUT. We don't need you anyway. Edna from Georgia


Town Hall Meeting
05 Apr 2003
Time:
18:44:44

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Tonertek3@aol.com I stand with you and commend your son for his loyality for our freedom and our country. I only wish all of us in this wonderful world could just sit back and hold hands....If you want to read a nice story and go to www.pray4mandy.com Our troops our our family.....Ellen and her troops


Town Hall Meeting
05 Apr 2003
Time:
18:50:01

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Theodore Roosevelt said in 1918 -- "To announce that there must be no criticism of the President or that we are to stand by the President, right or wrong, is not only unpatriotic and servile, but is morally treasonable to the American public."


Town Hall Meeting
05 Apr 2003
Time:
19:09:04

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My family and I fully support our leaders and troops and pray for them as well. As for the Hollywood cowards, we have had those in every war. No one likes war and I'm sure those kids over there would tell you that it is no picnic over there. I believe that we need to let the people who keep these stars employed know how most Americans feel about them. They may then have to get a job and really work. Also, I think they should have to meet every one of the families who have lost a loved one over there face to face and explain their opinion to them. If they really wanted to help anyone, they could put their money where their mouth is and donate money to these families as a memorial for the soldier that died to save their butts. I agree with the boycott but I think we need to make our voices sound even louder. Someone needs to find a way to get our opinions to the ones who are higher than these people. Not only the stars but the "regular American people" who have spoken out against the war. Something tells me that a lot of people will change their minds as the war goes on and they see the horrible things these people have had to endure by a leader that is no different from Adolf Hitler. They will want to be on the winning team. May God keep our troops safe and also the brave reporters who are over there in the middle of it in order to keep us informed. GOD BLESS AMERICA THE LAND OF THE FREE AND HOME OF THE BRAVE. Kathy Manning Petal MS


Town Hall Meeting
05 Apr 2003
Time:
19:34:34

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I for one do not believe in war but I can not stand the thought of innocent people losing their lives at the hands of a dictator like the evil man over there in Iraq. I have a friend over their and also members of my church have son's fighting for the freedom of the Iraqi people because they deserve to have the very best like our country the home of the free and the brave the Great USA. As far as boycotting Hollywood I do that everyday when it comes to so much violence anyway. I don't let my children watch things like that. Thank you much for what you are doing.


Town Hall Meeting
05 Apr 2003
Time:
19:44:53

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I too agree that we all should stand by our troops and our President. I am so glad that President Bush/Blair is brave enough to want to free these Iraqi people from this dictator and murderer. As far as the Hollywood movies I nor my family never go to the theatre nor do I rent movies. The Hollywood clowns are so liberal that they can't see nor think straight. Do they really know what is going on in the real world? I doubt it! God Help Them!


Town Hall Meeting
05 Apr 2003
Time:
19:46:44

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WELL DONE LETS BOYCOTT HOLLYWOOD


Town Hall Meeting
05 Apr 2003
Time:
20:01:03

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I AM DAMM PROUD TO BE A AMERICAN . I FLY THE RED WHITE N BLUE ALL THE TIME SADAMM YOUR TIME HAS COME. YOU CAN RUN BUT YOU CANT HIDE


Town Hall Meeting
05 Apr 2003
Time:
20:03:49

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it is disgraceful what some of these actors are saying about our country. They could move to Iraq.


Town Hall Meeting
05 Apr 2003
Time:
20:18:07

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Hallelujah!!!!!!! I think you have said what many of us have thought, and you have said it beautifully.


Town Hall Meeting
05 Apr 2003
Time:
20:29:08

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Thank God for people like you. I wrote an essay for school about the same thing and as a conclusion it wrote that if you don't like what America is doing then they can move to another part of the world!!!!!! GOD BLESS AMERICA AND OUR TROOPS!!!! Samantha from Iowa.


Town Hall Meeting
05 Apr 2003
Time:
20:42:17

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I love my country and my president. My uncles, father, husband and son were all in the military. Thank God for brave people like them and the ones that are over in Iraq now. They have given us the freedoms that we have today. If I seen a person out side my home being beaten I would step in. This is the same thing we are doing in the middle east. They were being beaten up by the regime. We needed to step in and help the oppresed. People, remember to write on the back of all your mail "God Bless America"


Town Hall Meeting
05 Apr 2003
Time:
20:54:30

Town Hall Comments

Hollywood Entertainers are not as wealthy nor powerfully influential as are the OIL BARRENS. Are they?


Town Hall Meeting
05 Apr 2003
Time:
20:55:33

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Far Out---The House of Representatives have recently voted on the 2004 budget which will cut funding for veteran's health care and benefit programs by nearly $25 billion over the next ten years. Ain't that cool. It narrowly passed by a vote of 215 to 212, and came just a day after Congress passed a resolution to "Support Our Troops." Let me ask you a question... How exactly does this vote support our troops? Does leaving our current and future veterans without access to health care and compensation qualify as supporting them? I believe we should "Support our troops". YES. But if Bush is not supporting them, why do you support Bush? You better re-read what I just said. SCARY. After researching this completely I found that Bush is not supporting our troops at all. He is sticking them out in harms way and reducing care and aid to our Vets when they come back from doing his dirty work. I'm going to a movie, you- best do some more homework. If Bush be against our troops, who be for them?


Town Hall Meeting
05 Apr 2003
Time:
20:56:27

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"I see neither bravery nor sacrifice in destroying life or property for offence or defence" That goes for the property of the Iraqi and the right to perform and be a star for our American Stars. God Bless the WORLD; of which both Iraq and the USA are part of.


Town Hall Meeting
05 Apr 2003
Time:
20:57:47

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The writer either doesn't know or want to know how many celebrities have donated their time, money and careers to make life better for others. Being against the war is not being against America. How narrow minded some of these comments I read are!


Town Hall Meeting
05 Apr 2003
Time:
20:58:12

Town Hall Comments

In the 10 Commandments it says 'Thou shalt not kill', right? So where does it say 'except during a war'?


Town Hall Meeting
05 Apr 2003
Time:
20:58:19

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To those Nambi pambie Anti-War protestors, perhaps you need to read more of the Bible than just the part that supports peace. God's Word also says there is a time for peace and a time for War. Check your watch, it is a time for War. And brother are we creating job vaciencies in Iraq, also I beleive there is a wanted ad for President and Vice President. They seem to be missing.


Town Hall Meeting
05 Apr 2003
Time:
21:06:16

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That is a laugh. Boycott the entertainers and go buy some duct tape with the money you save by not going to the movies. That will surely make a positive impact on the world. The House of Representatives have recently voted on the 2004 budget which will cut funding for veteran's health care and benefit programs by nearly $25 billion over the next ten years. Ain't that cool. It narrowly passed by a vote of 215 to 212, and came just a day after Congress passed a resolution to .................."Support Our Troops."............ "Support Our Troops." .........."Support Our Troops." ........."Support Our Troops." ........."Support Our Troops." ..........."Support Our Troops." ........Let me ask you a question... How exactly does this vote support our troops? Does leaving our current and future veterans without access to health care and compensation qualify as supporting them? I believe we should "Support our troops". YES. But if Bush is not supporting them, why do you support Bush? You better re-read what I just said. SCARY. After researching this completely I found that Bush is not supporting our troops at all. He is sticking them out in harms way and reducing care and aid to our Vets when they come back from doing his dirty work. I'm going to a movie, you- best do some more homework. If Bush be against our troops, who be for them? Oh - two more things. Whos tax dollars will pay for this expence? & Can you honestly Liberate another human being with a bomb?


Town Hall Meeting
05 Apr 2003
Time:
22:42:19

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Sadaam proved to be full of hot air in 1991 and apparently has continued to be these past years. Where are the weapons of mass destruction? Where is the threat to our country? Sadaam is an evil dictator who needs to be replaced for the sake of the Iraqi people. US has backed coups w/o war for regime change. Supporting troops vs. supporting bad policy are two separate issues. Support the troops by mailing Bush and Rumsfield that if they are going through with poor policy - then have the good sense to listen to the war department and give the troops what they need to follow the commands with the support they need. The war is bad policy. Not following the advice of Franks is more bad policy. The majority of spiritual leaders in our country don't support this policy. We pray constantly for the president and his advisors, for the military and their families, and for those who our witnessing the horrors we saw on 9/11, innocent Iraqis. Sadly by our hands. Let's focus on the threat to our country - al Queda and the inpiration for their attacks... greed.


Town Hall Meeting
05 Apr 2003
Time:
23:25:41

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There is something called FREEDOM OF SPEECH. Being an American means it's ok if we don't agree with our government or president. Being anti war DOES NOT make you anti American. Don't you see what this war is adding up too? Right now it's Iraq. Which country is next?


Town Hall Meeting
06 Apr 2003
Time:
00:16:07

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The Soliloquy of Dakel Abbas An Iraqi prisoner of war tells his story. BY ORIANA FALLACI Thursday, April 3, 2003 12:01 a.m. His name was Dakel Abbas, and he was a 21-year-old Iraqi soldier drafted in a village where along with his wife he lived raising cucumbers, onions, eggplants. A village near As-Samawah, central Iraq. Rather than a soldier, however, you would have thought him to be a survivor from a concentration camp. His head looked like a skull with a nose and a mouth and two eyes. His chest, a bas-relief of ribs hardly covered by skin. His biceps, tiny bones that could fit inside the palm of a child. (Saddam Hussein does not feed the troops very well.) He had been captured at the end of the Gulf War by members of the Kuwaiti Resistance who, supposedly by mistake, had opened fire on his group while it surrendered. In fact he appeared badly wounded and the doctors didn't know whether he would recover. I found him by chance in a ward of Kuwait City's Mubarak Hospital where he had lain for ten days next to fellow prisoners who kept their faces hidden under the sheets or avoided my eyes. Unlike them, he stared at me insistently. Almost imploring. So I approached him and through an interpreter I asked if he wanted to tell me something. He answered yes, I activated my tape-recorder, and immediately he began to talk. He went on talking for a long time, with such passion and determination that I practically could not interrupt him. Besides, there was no need for questions. His soliloquy contained all the answers, his story spoke by itself.Why do I return to it after twelve years? Because his simple-mindedness, his innocence, his truth, are today as meaningful as they were twelve years ago. Because the Dakel Abbases of today are the same Dakel Abbases of twelve years ago. And because, now as then, they are the first victims of Saddam Hussein. Of all the Saddam Husseins who soil this world. Dakel Abbas's soliloquy:Listen to me, I beg you. Don't go. I am so alone. Besides, when I talk I feel less pain. Listen to me and look what they have done to me. Twelve shots, twelve. One at the right shoulder, one at the left shoulder. One at the right arm, one at the left arm. One at the right hand, one at the left hand. One at the right hip, one at the left hip. One at the right leg, one at the left leg. One at the right foot, one at the left foot. Yet Abdul was waving the white flag, he really was. He had taken off his white underpants, he had fixed them to a stick, and while waving them he screamed: "Don't shoot, don't shoot! We surrender!" Abdul the Kurd, I mean. My pal, the guy who disobeyed orders and wore white underpants. In the Iraqi Army we cannot wear white underpants. It's forbidden like wearing white vests or white socks or white handkerchiefs. Do you know why? Because with white underpants and white vests and white socks and white handkerchiefs soldiers can make white flags and surrender. Yet Abdul never took off his white underpants. Never. Not even to wash them. If an officer confiscated them, goodbye white flag. But those wicked guys shot us all the same. The guys with the red armband, I mean. The guys of the Kuwaiti Resistance . . . Ya'Allah, Ya'Allah, who ever heard of a Kuwaiti resistance? And who ever imagine that they would be so nasty? After piercing me with ten shots they also beat me. And while beating me they yelled: "You raper, you thief!" Useless to answer: "No, no, I did not rape anybody! I did not steal anything!" Well . . . Once I did. I was so hungry. For weeks the army had been feeding us only with two slices of bread in the morning and two slices of bread in the evening. Nothing else but water, and when I saw that Kuwaiti woman with the bag full of eggs and cheese and bananas I didn't control myself. I stretched my hand and said: "Give it to me." Thus, she gave it to me. At once, without a word. I mean, I did what soldiers do.I have been a soldier for one year and four months. That is, since the scoundrel who spies for the chief of my village came looking for me and asked my wife: "Where is Dakel?" "In the field picking cucumbers," she answered. "Then call him and tell him that within two hours he must be at the district to enlist," he said. Ya'Allah, Ya'Allah. I don't like to be a soldier. Not even in peacetime. I don't like to stay in the soldiers' barracks, in the cities where people read the newspaper and repeat like parrots what the newspaper writes. I am a peasant. I like to stay on my land, to raise cucumbers and onions and eggplants. Moreover, soldiers go to war. In war we die. We get wounded, mutilated, or we die. My father was a soldier and died in war. The war with Iran. My uncle, too. Yet I went all the same to the district, I could not refuse . . . The chief of my village is so evil. He always says that Saddam is a great man, a great leader who wants the glory of Iraq, and if you say the contrary you are dead. The previous chief of my village, no. He was good. He hated Saddam and said that Saddam is a liar, a buffoon, a bandit surrounded by bandits, a criminal who builds his palaces at the people's expense. So one night they arrested him. They executed him. And in his place they put the one who spies on us with his spies. I went. So they enlisted me and sent me to Basra where people read the newspaper and repeat like parrots what the newspaper writes. Here they gave me a uniform and put me in an artillery unit where everybody came from other tribes, spoke other dialects, and I did not understand what they said. But I found Abdul who spoke my dialect though he was Kurdish. He was so nice, Abdul. So kind, so merciful. Last July it was Abdul who translated for me what the colonel said to the troops.He said that we would occupy Kuwait to defend it from the Americans and from the Israelis who were planning an invasion to steal the oil wells. And would you believe it? When I heard those words I felt better. I felt proud to defend Kuwait. Because during the war against Iran the Kuwaitis had helped us Iraqis a lot. With money, meat, rice, fruit. Oh, I have never eaten so much fruit as during the war against Iran. All Kuwaiti fruit. Besides, I am a Muslim. And Kuwait is a Muslim country, a brother country. I also felt happy because I thought that they would be happy to see us arrive. That they would applaud us, throw flowers at us. But when I arrived, at the end of October, I immediately changed my mind. I immediately understood that Saddam had told my colonel a lie. I understood it because the Kuwaitis were looking at us with such rancor. Women looked frightened, children never smiled, and one day . . . You see, at the end of October we had candies. So one day I kneeled in front of a child, I handed him a candy, I said: "Do you want it?" And the child burst in tears. He ran away crying: "Mommy! Mommy!" I understood it also because Abdul explained to me that the whole world was against us. That only the Jordanians and the Palestinians were on our side, and that the Americans would soon attack Iraq. Besides, in my unit everybody hated Saddam. They cursed him like the good chief of my village used to curse him before being arrested and executed. I mean, openly. They called him terrible names, they wanted to desert, to escape . . .I wanted too. To Iran. And the reason is that once my father had said to me: "Dakel! If I die, remember that those who hate Saddam are right. He does not give a d- -n for us soldiers. He considers us animals for slaughter and that's all. Dakel! If he makes another war, you must desert. Escape. You must go to Iran. Cucumbers and onions and eggplants can be raised in Iran as well as in Iraq." Abdul, no. He did not want to escape to Iran. He said that the Kurds are butchered in Iran more than in Iraq, that he preferred to escape to Saudi Arabia, and did not do it only because the road to Saudi Arabia was a mine-field: and he would blow up. As for me, I escaped nowhere because deserting is dangerous. If they catch you, they shoot you on the spot. They also arrest your family, they rape your wife and your mother and your sisters and your cousins. Then the Americans made the war. And in my unit everybody began to say: "No need to take the risk of deserting. Saddam will withdraw. He will leave Kuwait and get us home." Everybody, yes. Including the officers. One night Abdul and I walked around the commander's tent and the colonel was yelling: "He will, he will! He has realized that this war is lost since the moment it started!" The captain said: "Agreed, agreed. Let's be ready, then! So we surrender to the Americans and we go to New York, we get rich." Only one objected. He said: "Nonsense. Don't forget that we have the gas."We had it. True. We had the one we launch with the artillery shells. Some helicopters had brought it in December, and though the captain said that the gas is very risky because if it is launched when the wind blows in the wrong direction it kills the Iraqis not the Americans, those shells gave us a sense of reassurance. They made us feel almost safe. But one day the commander reviewed the unit. While he reviewed the unit we saw that the officers kept a little bag tied to their belt, and Abdul asked the sergeant: "What is that bag?" "It is a gas mask," the sergeant replied. "And why do the officers have a gas mask?" "Because the Americans too have the gas," the sergeant replied. As a consequence we got angry. "It is not fair! If the Americans too have the gas, we must have the mask like the officers!" we protested. We also became impatient to use those shells, and I don't understand why we never did. Not even at the last moment. I mean, when the Americans came and . . . I don't remember when the Americans came. I was so scared, and my head was as empty as an empty pumpkin. I only remember that we did not fight. There was no time to fight. There was a tremendous confusion and that's all. The officers ran like goats in a storm, and one yelled: "The orders! Where are the orders?" Another one yelled: "What orders? We no longer receive orders! We have lost all contact!" Then we heard a scream: "Let us leave, let us leave!" But at that point the officers had already left on the cars requisitioned from Kuwaiti civilians. The trucks for the troops had left too with their plunder. TV sets, food, garments, merchandise stolen from Kuwaiti shops. We soldiers had to go by foot, and Abdul said: "Trust my white underpants, boys. Follow me." I followed him along with ten comrades, each of us carrying the Kalashnikov and the ammunition. But it was a very dark night, the smoke coming from the oil-wells in flames made the dark even darker, and instead of taking the road that goes to Iraq we took the road that goes to Saudi Arabia. At the frontier with Saudi Arabia the Saudis opened fire, and killed six of us. Two from Basra, two from Bakuba, one from Suleimaniya, one from Samarrah. The one from Samarrah was sixty years old. They had drafted him though he was sixty years old. The one from Suleimaniya was sixteen. They had drafted him though he was sixteen. What happened next? Well: it happened that only four of us remained alive, and being alive we ran back. We ran and ran until we found the right road, the road for Jaharan. Here Abdul sat on the ground, and said: "Boys, we cannot go on this way. We are too tired, too hungry. Either a car gets us to Iraq, or I take off my white underpants and we surrender." He said it, yes. And at the same moment a car appeared. It stopped and the man who drove it, a very elegant man, addressed us with a big smile. He said: "Are you Iraqis? I am Palestinian. Do you want to go to Iraq? I get you to Iraq." Then, while we were joyfully crying thank-you-sir, thank-you-sir, he raised his hand and snapped: "One hundred twenty-five dinars each!" Ya'Allah, ya'Allah! One hundred twenty-five dinars each! Five hundred dinars in all! Who gave us so much money? The Iraqi Army pays a soldier fifteen dinars a month, and in the last two months nobody had been paid a cent. We nervously emptied our pockets. We put together eighty dinars and fifty cents, we nervously handed the amount to him, and in doing so we were sure that he would say: "All right, I'll get you there all the same." Aren't the Palestinians our friends, our allies? But he didn't. His big smile became a big laugh, his car left. So fast that we couldn't even kill him.The rest is tragedy. Sorrow, fear, tragedy. Because blind with rage and frustration we threw the Kalashnikovs and the ammunition away. We started again to walk and at dawn we reached the frontier with Iraq. Well, not really the frontier. Between us and the frontier there were two or three hundred yards. Yet for me it was already Iraq. I felt as if I was already in my village with my wife and my cucumbers, my onions, my eggplants. In fact I did not see the red-armband guys. I did not hear their bawling "Stop! Don't move or we shoot!" I only heard Abdul who said, "Boys, the moment has come for me to wave my white flag." Then he took off his trousers, took off his underpants. He put on the trousers again, he secured the underpants to a stick, he made a white flag. He waved it, he screamed: "Don't shoot, don't shoot, we surrender!" And, while he was waving it, none of us noticed that it did not look like a white flag. That the never-washed white underpants had become very dirty and were no longer white. They were black. So the flag he was waving was not a white flag. It was a black flag. And they shot. They pierced me this way, and they killed Abdul. They killed him, yes. And I cannot go home. If I go, the chief of my village tells Saddam that I have thrown away the Kalashnikov, the ammunition. And Saddam executes me. Please ask the Americans not to send me home. Please explain to the Americans that if they do I am a dead man. Please! I beg you, please . . . Oriana Fallaci is the author of "The Rage and the Pride" (Rizzoli International, 2002). Copyright 2003 Dow Jones & Company, Inc. All Rights Reserved.


Town Hall Meeting
06 Apr 2003
Time:
00:25:23

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Altough I agree in part with how you feal and what you say, but by boycoting hollywood in genral you are attempting to pusnish the mass as a whole when in fact there is only a small percent who are voiceing there advers opinon an speaking out against our President and the true nesseaty of this war to protect our way of life. That gives you the right to speak out agaist the few in hollywood that voice the opinon.But not the right to try to cause hardship to all of the entertainment personalty's that work in hollywood. I to have had a father that faught in war war II , a brother that died while in the Airforce,and a son currently serving in the Airforce,and father-in-law Army retired, brother-in-law Marine ,brother-in-law Navy all of whome would feal what you are attempting to do to the mass of hollywood is no better than what happend to the Japaneese Americans during war war II. You are pusnishing all for the actions of a few. therefore your attempted actions makes you no better than those who you are speaking out againest. I feel we should all stand together with our President and our miltary and concetrat on what can be done as a people together, on what we can do in support in the defence of our country, President and the miltary in the libertion of the people in Iraqu. We all need to do our part fighting terrest of all kinds and not form groups of people fighting other groups within our boarders because of associaltion. Try boycotiong the use of illeagle drugs which fund terrest trough out the world. We all need to be proactive in this battle together as one nation under God. Stop the finger pointing and fighting with each other. One of our greatest freedoms in this country is the freedom of speach and your attempt to boycot hollywood is attempt to take away that freedom. Please make and effort to refocus your engery in support of our belifes and foundation on what make this country great. Do not allow yourself to become a target as those whos opinon we disagree with. Our son's and doughters are defending us aganst those who want us to become devided. Unfortunitly we have a Democrate political party that supports there efforts by voiceing there disregard for our right to defend our country aganst those who want to distroy our constitution,and freedon of religion, and would rather alow dictators to comit terrable crimes agangs all humanity throuout the world therefor we must always be on the defeance as well as offencely take action aganst those who would attempt to distroy the humanity of others. While we defend our own freedon in these United States Of America. Alowing other countries to develope there own leardership and way of government as long as the basic rights of humanity and the freedon to live without fear of political retrobution. All people of this world should be able to live there daily lives with out the fear of a dictators retaliation because they disagree with a piticular opion.


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06 Apr 2003
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01:25:00

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You are absolutely right! If these people lived in any other country they would be lucky to find work as short order cooks. Actors have no superior skills or intellect to justify their wealth. Their only talent is to believably decive others -- that's what actors are best at -- lying. It's sad that: 1. These people, who should be most greatful to be living in this country - are not; 2. That other Americans are foolish enough to accept and even tolerate the comments of professional liars. Think about this; hollywood has to be hurting with so many Americans watching the war coverage instead of their productions. How much better off would they be if they took a positive role and actually put together some films depicting the U.S. in positive roles, fighting terrorism, genocide, etc.? I'm taking the kids to the park on Sunday, instead of a mantinee -- we can all use a little more exercise and a lot fewer ignorant opinions. If it rains, check out Charlie Daniels "soapbox" website - there's an American that appreciates the GIFT of being born in this country. Kevin Roberts


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06 Apr 2003
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01:43:09

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I think this is wonderful and I agree wholeheartedly. But I do have a problem with the way she signed it. If she is proud to be an American, why didn't she sign her name? Also proud to be an American. Roberta M. Shinn, Northern Minnesota.


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06 Apr 2003
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01:46:20

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In response to Patricia Potts letter - 02 apr 2003 18:59:13, as a Korean vet I feel I did my part to defend our freedom of speech. To suggest that anyone that does not agree with her position on the war should "TAKE THEIR FREE SPEECH TO ARAQ AND STAY THERE!!!!" I have to wonder what she ever did to defend this precious freedom. When she states "HOORAY FOR OUR MILITARY" I totally agree with her but when she states "HOORAY FOR OUR PRESIDENT" I think if she did her homework and went to web site ( http://www.awolbush.com/ ) she will find one of the reasons I'm against his decision to order our military to go to war. I suggest that anyone that agrees with her position should do the same. God bless our troops and God bless America. Richard Lewis, New Jersey


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06 Apr 2003
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03:51:36

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I am not an American, but I am an Australian and we, too, have soldiers in Iraq. The same type of thing is happening here, albeit a smaller scale. I fully support all the troops involved in this dreadful war and my heart goes out to their families and loved ones. A friend of mine in the US sent this to me and I am both grateful and proud to add my name and to pass it on to my online acquaintances.....Sandra, Melbourne, Australia


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06 Apr 2003
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04:01:50

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If they do not like our country and fighting forces.They can just leave.


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06 Apr 2003
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06:58:29

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I've seen a few comments on here about letting the United Nations do their jobs, afterall, that is what we spent so many years building the UN to do...but my question is...What has the UN done to prevent Saddam Hussein from becoming the evil dictator that he is today? Saddam uses his own people for target practice, as the targets. He sits back and allows his cousin to use chemical weapons on people of his own country, because they dare to disagree with Saddam. He beats and tortures his own people. Saddams own son can freely pull innocent women off the streets and rape and murder them, for sport because his father IS the law of that country. Where was the UN when all of this is going on??? Why, the UN was busy passing one trade sanction after another against Saddam Hussein and the country of Iraq. Boy!!!, now that has done the job. Meanwhile, we find out that many of the countries opposed to this war has been freely trading with Iraq behind the scenes!! It's no wonder to me, why these countries have come out against this war with Iraq. How can they go to war against Iraq when they have been slowly building Iraq up for just such an occasion as this? What good are trade sanctions when these underhanded thieves in the night that are in charge of the UN are only worried about lining their pockets at the expense of the down-trodden in Iraq? My brother pointed out to me, soon after the World Trade Center was attacked, that the very day of the attack, the value of the newly introduced, but struggling Euro had shot up equal to our American dollar. I just filed it in the back of my head until now, but now it makes me really wonder who has what at stake with this war. Does our war on terrorism and against Iraq cut off someones gravy train? Is this why so many countries are against the war? Sometimes war is a necessary evil. No country has yet invented a bomb that will selectively take out the "bad guys" and spare the so called "innocents." Especially when someone as evil as Hussein would use his own people, children included, as sheilds from these "smart-bombs", but our Allied troops have done one hell of a job, trying to spare the lives of those that are so beaten down that they are afraid to stand up for themselves. Hussein needs to go...and the UN doesn't seem to have the backbone to do it themselves. Hollywood, when is enough, enough? We could wait for the UN to sanction Iraq to death...but the only people these sanctions were hurting were the "little people" of Iraq. The families of Iraq are being starved to death while Hussein uses them as targets and human shields, and in the meantime pads his bank accounts. Does Saddam Hussein have to personally knock on your doors, with Anthrax in hand before you see what kind of threat he poses to the world? I totally and unequivocally support ours and the Allied troops in their effort to rid the world of this modern "Hitler." I thank you for standing up for what is right in this world...life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. I pray for your safety as you go about your job and pray for a safe homecoming for you all. God Bless you all!!!!!!


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06 Apr 2003
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I am far more sickened by the comments of those who would see our freedoms eroded, particularly free speech, than by any comments made by celebrites. Like it or not, they to are entitled to free speech. That's what our forefathers fought and died for. If you're worried about your children being so enamored of celebrities, that they're buying into what they say, then try being a parent, and guide your kids away from the idiot box, and teach them your values. Far too many Americans are caught up in pop culture, and allowing pop culture to dictate how their kids talk, act and dress. As those those of you who made comments about the twin towers, it shows the ignorance of so many Americans; Americans who listen to hate mongering lunatics like Limbaugh and Hannity, rather than truly educating themselves. If you bothered to educate yourselves, you would know that to date there has been no proof of Iraq having any involvement in 9/11. Also, to date, there has not yet been any proof of Iraq having weapons of mass destruction. Saddest of all, given the possibility of decades of retribution by Arab/Muslim nations as a result of this war, it is obvious to some of us that it was used as a vendetta against Hussein for attempting to have Bush, Sr. assinated, it is for war, and it is to take the heat off both because of our worsening economy and both Dubya's and Cheney's involvement in Enron. I think Americans must truly be the most ignorant and naive people on the planet. Fortunately, this American des her homework, watches/reads a variety of news sources, and is not fooled by the rhetoric of Limbaugh/Hannity. Colleen Drury


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06 Apr 2003
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President Theodore Roosevelt said in 1918 -- "To announce that there must be no criticism of the President or that we are to stand by the President, right or wrong, is not only unpatriotic and servile, but is morally treasonable to the American public." which is a nice way of saying we do not have to be narrow minded and believe our ?? leader !


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06 Apr 2003
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Far Out---The House of Representatives have recently voted on the 2004 budget which will cut funding for veteran's health care and benefit programs by nearly $25 billion over the next ten years. Ain't that cool. Just a day after Congress passed a resolution to "Support Our Troops." Let me ask you a question... How exactly does this vote support our troops? Does leaving our current and future veterans without access to health care and compensation qualify as supporting them? I believe we should "Support our troops". YES. But if Bush is not supporting them, why do you support Bush? You better re-read what I just said. SCARY.


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06 Apr 2003
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Right On Colleen Drury!!! You got it girl!


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06 Apr 2003
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Hall Meeting Time 07:37:28

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who is the richest - entertainers or OIL Tycoons? Who has the most control of our media? Did you know, the same people who are the major controlers of energy are the same people who control the major media? Websites around the world are slowly revealing the truth. This is a war for money and greed and we have no business being there. Watch how they try to control the content available on the web next. LOL Get us hooked on Pornography so we avoid looking for truth.


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06 Apr 2003
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08:17:19

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To liberate a country takes education and money... not a bunch of bombs. I am going to confirm someone else's comments re: Veterans Health Care Aid being CUT. Talk about support; "if that is true, and it has been cut" then I am going to go to a movie and I know who I WONT vote for next election. I'll excersise my democratic right to vote. I'll excersise my god given equipment (brain) and do my homework. Ain't it great!


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06 Apr 2003
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08:19:32

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I agree with this person. As a veteran of the Veit Nam war which was a hard war to phantom. This is for the freedom of all. I hate that the USA is the one who always protects everyone but I am also proud to be an american. If it was not for my age and disability I would go fight for my country again. May God bless all our troops and thier familys.


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06 Apr 2003
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08:22:34

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I agree 100 % Martin Sheen has some nerve to play in the television series The West Wing. They should rename the television show the The Communist Wing. I will never attend any movie or watch any program that he is involved in. The same goes for the Dixie Chicks. Thanks, Roy Sorrell Carrollton, Virginia 23314 Sroysorrellaol.com


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06 Apr 2003
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08:32:39

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Personally, I don't think it is fair to boycott the entire movie industry. I have made a personal committment not to go to any of the movies where the movie stars have spoken out in a bad way regarding the war, such as Susan Sarandon, Barbra Streisand, Martin Sheen, etc., and including Jane Fonda.


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06 Apr 2003
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08:42:57

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I Think we should send all those HOLLYWOOD STARS over to Iraq to live in that country!Lets see if the opinion would change!!! BUSH is The Man!


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06 Apr 2003
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09:12:12

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GREAT JOB OF SAYING THE TRUTH TO HOLYWOOD AND THE ENTERTAINMENT WORLD, THEY NEED TO START LISTENING TO THE PEOPLE THAT SUPPORT THEIR SORRY BEHINDS. MAY GOD BLESS AMERICA AND ALL THAT WE STAND FOR. WE FOUGHT FOR WHAT WE HAV AND SHOULD NEVER ALLOW WHAT 9-11 HAPENED TO US WITHOUT THIS KIND OF RESPONCE TO ANY COUNTRY IN THE WORLD. GOD CREATED THIS WORLD AND WE AS AMERICANS WILL DEFINE THE TREATMENT TO OTHERS WHO THREATEN OUR RIGHTS TO LIVCE IN IT. AFTER IRAQ, I FEEL THERE SHOULD BE OTHER COUNTRIES TO PAY THIS PRICE IF THEY DON'T ACT NOW AGAINST TERORIST GROUPS WITHIN THEIR BOUNDARYS. AS FOR REBUILDING IRAQ, WE SHOULD HELP THE PEOPLE OF IRAQ REBUILD THEIR COUNTRY INTO A STABLE ECONOMY BY LETING THEM MARKET THEIR ENORMUS WEALTH OF OIL, SECOND TO SADIA ARABIA, BY THEIR OIL TO PAY FOR REBUILDING THEIR COUNTRY AND MAKING IT AN EXAMPLE OF WHAT CAN BE ACCOMPLISHED WITHOUT DICTITORIAL LEADERSHIP OF THEIR CONTRY. ytOU HAVE SAID IT ALL AND I WILL NOT SUPPORT ANY ACTOR THAT DOESN'T SUPPORT THIS COUNTRY. PLEASE PUBLISH A LIST OF ALL ACTORS AND AFFILATES AGAINST THIS ACTION IN IRAQ SO EVERYONE CAN NO WHO THEY ARE.


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06 Apr 2003
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09:53:36

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You are so right, I have a niece in the Air Force, my brother served 30 years in the Marine Corp and spent time In Saudi the last time, I don't go to the movies but I will quit buying the videos. They should learn to keep their opinions off national TV or they won't have many supporters. E Tasin, Bradford, PA PROUD TO BE AN AMERICAN, FLYING MY FLAG AND HAVE YELLOW RIBBONS IN SUPPORT OF ALL THE MEN & WOMEN SERVING TO PROTECT MY FREEDOM


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06 Apr 2003
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10:09:16

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To liberate is to educate, not eliminate.


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06 Apr 2003
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10:11:37

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Hollywood makes a lot of noise in open debate. Oil Barrens and wealthy tycoons make a lot of controling moves in secrecy.


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06 Apr 2003
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10:17:15

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Someone asked who are they? Here is the site for reference purposes.... http://elitewatch.netfirms.com/


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06 Apr 2003
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10:37:54

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I think it is well about time some of us spoke up about those Hollywood actors and their opinions. They make a fortune making movies about our brave troops and the causes they fight for. But when it comes time for their true feelings to show they talk out of the other side of their mouths. Boycotting their movies would give us an opportunity to show our opinions. More power to you and your cause. Muggsy.


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06 Apr 2003
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12:06:23

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I am just wondering what Bob Hope and all those who have entertained our troops and supported them throughout history would say. No matter what ones thinks about our Country and our President it should be thought in silence so that our fighting men and women cannot hear them. As far as Sean Penn and the others who have protested, personally I think they should be held on treason, but then again our soldiers gave their lives so they could protest. Boycotting those individuals is the best advise ever. I enjoyed watching The West Wing, now I will never tune into it again. How can someone portray a president and act as Martin Sheen does, treasonous...is the only word that comes to mind.


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06 Apr 2003
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12:27:52

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A message to those of you who support our troops fighting in Iraq but are against the decision of President Bush to send them there, go to the following web site, ( http://www.internationalanswer.org/ ). You will find that you are not alone.


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06 Apr 2003
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12:34:15

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I am sure that this is not going to be a popular response, but I feel compelled to post it anyway. I have loved ones in the military and so do many of my friends. I am actively working to give support and encouragement through letters, care packages and prayers to U.S. soldiers stationed in Iraq because they are brave souls who are doing what their government asked them to do because they made a commitment when they joined the military. Yet, I am branded unAmerican because I want my government to end this war and bring those young Americans home, now, in one piece, before we lose even one more. If it makes you feel better to attack the people of Hollywood for using their freedom of speech to oppose the war, I don't guess it is in my power to stop you. But, I ask you to consider how we will ever be able to grant freedom to people half way around the world when we are unwilling to grant it to our neighbor simply because they voice an opinion with which we do not agree.


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06 Apr 2003
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12:35:40

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I am very happy to see this web page. This hits the nail on the head. If the entertainers who are disrespectful to OUR NATION and the PRESIDENT of the USA dont like it here, let them move to IRAQ. Let them live amongst Saddams regime, who hate us for our Freedom and what we all should stand for. Let them also make movies over there or wherever they want and see just how much money they dont make. Let them see what kind of lifestyle they could make for themselves.


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06 Apr 2003
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13:06:21

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Boy, do I ever agree with the writer of this commentary. They have proven conclusively that Saddam Hussein had all intentions of taking over anything he could, with no regard for human lives. After finding all the chemicals and chemical protection and the ammunition, and now the dead bodies of tortured victims of his regime's inhuman actions, and many, many huge stashes of ammunition and weapons, even being placed in children's school buildings. This man was close to becoming a "Hitler or Stalin". He kept his people subservient through poverty and ignorance and brainwashing techniques. His people have gone into Indonesia, India, the Philippine and other countries and are quietly trying to take over. It was just a matter of time!!!!


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06 Apr 2003
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13:45:31

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AMEN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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06 Apr 2003
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14:04:50

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not all Veterans believe in killing - check it out at... http://www.veteransforpeace.org/


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06 Apr 2003
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14:21:48

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As a World War II bomber pilot, I was always troubled by the title of a then-popular book, God Is My Co-pilot. My co-pilot was Bill Rounds of Wichita, Kansas, who was anything but godly, but he was a skillful pilot, and he helped me bring our B-24 Liberator through thirty-five combat missions over the most heavily defended targets in Europe. I give thanks to God for our survival, but somehow I could never quite picture God sitting at the controls of a bomber or squinting through a bombsight deciding which of his creatures should survive and which should die. It did not simplify matters theologically when Sam Adams, my navigator--and easily the godliest man on my ten-member crew--was killed in action early in the war. He was planning to become a clergyman at war's end. exerpt from http://www.veteransforpeace.org/The_reason_why_040603.htm


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06 Apr 2003
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14:26:08

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Hollywood makes a lot of noise in open debate. Oil Barrens and wealthy tycoons make a lot of dangerous and controling moves in secrecy. Whom do you trust?


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06 Apr 2003
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14:36:07

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In response to Don from Elgin,Il, listed at 03 Apr 2003 - 15:37:17 - asking to "hear from vets (from all wars)". As a veteran of the Korean Conflict I would like to advise him and Bill Eshelman to visit the following web site, ( http://awolbush.com/ ). They might be surprised at what they learn about the "Commander in Chief" of our armed forces. God bless our troops and God bless America. Richard Lewis, New Jersey P.S. I am sending a corrected e-mail address



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06 Apr 2003
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15:40:15

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I would boycott, but in the 1960's I became aware that there is very little to commend most entertainment including music that has become increasingly disgusting. Since that time I have paid admission four times. I encourage those who would to boycott this overpriced industry, especially when it involves tearing down the virtues and in doing so is breaking down the family which is the basic unit of a civilized society. If you wonder why the Muslim countries have no use for us, you can look to our entertainment first. They fear that our culture will contaminate theirs. That certain of them choose to try to stop it with violence is to their shame. We have sat by while, one by one, this circle of depravity called entertainment with the help of the governmental establishment including the Supreme Court has officially kicked our God out of our country. We share no small part in this and to turn it around will not be easy. There are a lot of things we can do, but we must write letters to movie and television studios, and manufacturers of products who are sponsors, and those newspapers and cutesy television people who tell us how good the "R" rated movies are. Have you seen today's beer ads for instance. It seems that they are promoting wild parties. Why do almost all products sell with a single and double entendre of and the hint that if you use their product you can find someone to have sex with and that promiscuity is golden. That is not the promise of our country. We are much better than that. Lets walk with God. We must boycott and be consistant about it until the enemy does relent because there is no profit, though you will find that some are making these type movies even though there is little money in certain of them just to push the envelope.


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06 Apr 2003
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15:52:00

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I am behind our President and our Troops, and am praying for God's will to be done in this terrible war. Am hoping all of you out there are doing the same. Jesus died on the Cross for our sins, so let us let him come into our lives so that if we dye here on earth, but will not die in Heaven. Allah believes that a man has to dye to go to heaven, My Jesus died for man. God Bless


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06 Apr 2003
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15:57:22

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In the 10 Commandments it says 'Thou shalt not kill', right? So- would someone please tell me where does it say 'except during a war'?


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06 Apr 2003
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15:59:41

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Dear Steven and Becca, Thanks for all of the good emails that you have sent me. This one I wholeheartily agree with. Keep up the good work. Thanks again, Mary D. Rosier


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06 Apr 2003
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16:03:53

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Many celebrities donate their time, money and careers to make life better for others. Being against the war is not being against America. Also, many of the entertainers opposing this war are VERY SPIRITUAL people as well. Yet, many commenting herein are wanting to boycott the entertainerrs because of the content of the movies... my friends that is a different issue all together. Some people are so narrow minded they could look through a keyhole with both eyes.


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06 Apr 2003
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16:04:22

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Thank you for having the courage to speak for so many of us in the "Silent Majority." My son is in the NAVY..he is an Intelligence Specialist. He is saddened when he hears about the protests becuase these people have no idea what they're talking about. If they were behind the scenes, they would be singing a different tune. (If they have any "intelligence" that is...) A proud mom


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06 Apr 2003
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16:07:05

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Responding to letter posted - 05 Apr 2003 - 14:54:38 - refering to President Bush as a warmonger. My advise to him is to go to web site ( http://www.internationalanswer.org/ ) Get an education!!!


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06 Apr 2003
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16:14:33

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this guys BANG ON !!! Hollywood makes a lot of noise in open debate. Oil Barrens and wealthy tycoons make a lot of dangerous and controling moves in secrecy. Whom do you trust? .... WHY?


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06 Apr 2003
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16:18:00

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I can not agree more and I am glad to know there are so many others that also agree. The Hollywood crowd think because they are on the big screen and make millions that it somehow entitles them to use the media for their own agendas...yes I said own agendas because I feel they are opposing this war not as much because they are against IT but are against BUSH and will use anything to sway the people against voting for him in next election i.e. rallies against the war, stupid ads on tv, stage protests etc. It would not matter what he did he would still get this disrespect from the Dems. If he didn't do something to protect our country they would yell because he didn't take some action, now he is doing something (when Clinton didn't) and he is being shown disrespect as a PResident for doing what he has the right to do. After all they fully supported Clinton and I do not recall any protests, ads, rallies against him when he sent the troops to Iraq in 91. I for one can find other ways to enteratain myself besides going to the movies that stars anyone of these non Americans i.e. Martin Sheen, Sean Penn, Barbara Stresand, Susan Sarandon, Julia Roberts etc. I too will not forget their despicable display of Un patriotism while or troops are there fighting for their right to display it. I also hope we ALL don't forget to vote in the next election and keep a God fearing and honorable man in the White House.


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06 Apr 2003
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16:21:11

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It's time that the silent majority makes its feeling known. Time for us to make some noise. Unfortunately war is sometimes necessary. The school yard bully is due for a butt kicking, he's had coming for a long time. God bless American, One Nation Under God. This is not a war about oil or religion, it's about pure evil.


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06 Apr 2003
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16:32:55

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You will pay higher taxes for all this. Your tax dollars make it to the pockets of a "few already rich people"... the "$ame people who profit from oil" and the "$ame people who will profit from this war." Bush - is just a puppet on their strings. You and I.... we are wage slaves to a system that hides the truth. We think we work for our take home pay... look at the left side of your pay check and think again. This is a war about OIL and MONEY and POWER.....To Think- now we disrespect the work of 100 years to create a United Nations. To believe otherwise is narrow minded. -----> AGAIN--> YOU will pay higher taxes for all this. $$$$$$$ Your tax dollar$ make it to the pocket$ of a "few already rich people"... the "$ame people who profit from oil" and the "$ame people who will profit from this war." Freedom.... my A$$. ------- >>We are nothing but Wage $laves.!


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06 Apr 2003
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16:33:38

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GOD BLESS AMERICA,WE have the right to say this because our service men have put their lives on the line for our freedom and it is time we stand up for our commander chief GEORGE W. BUSH and our service men.If we look at hollywood and listen to what they have to say we are doomed.As the bible says if we turn from our wicked ways and seek his face then he will heal our land.I just pray they will destory this evil person and we can get missonarys over there to hear about a true and living GOD.I agree with you 100%.GOD bless.Lincolnton,NC


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06 Apr 2003
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16:37:30

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USA - support our troops!!!


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06 Apr 2003
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16:45:36

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RIGHT ON!!


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06 Apr 2003
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16:46:43

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Love is the message of the new testament... the mistakes of war were from the old testament... Jesus taught LOVE and PEACE. Before him many wars were fought... God sent the people of earth his messenger of Peace. His only son Jesus. The message of Jesus was clear. He taught to change the mistakes of war. He taught Love and Peace. Now it is 2000 years later and we still have not learned what Gods history through the Bible is trying to say. I pray we get it right... AMEN !!!


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06 Apr 2003
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16:55:49

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I think it is terrible that Americans are not letting other Americans have their right to speak their mind. Be they Hollywood stars or just your neighbor, we have a right to our opinions and to express them and advocating boycotting someone's business because you don't agree with their opinions is anti-American.


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06 Apr 2003
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17:25:30

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Dear Gentle People of North America: I think you are all missing the point. Your sons and daughters who are now fighting for peace, and any others who have gone before them in the name of peace, have done so, so we in our diplomatic, civilized society can speak our minds....openly, freely, yes even publicly. Ladies and Gentlemen, this is what it is all about. Having said this, however, it also gives you the right to stage your boycot if it makes you feel better, but seriously consider your motives and intentions when trying to silence any group or individual that is speaking their mind. By the way, I am a Canadian, and support my countries choice to not actively fight, but if you really know the truth, there are many many Canadian military personnel involved in this war....check out the facts. Having said this, I want it known that every night I say a prayer for all of your sons, daughters and family members who are now in IRAQ. God Bless us all. Jodi Anastasakis Mississauga, Ontario, Canada


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06 Apr 2003
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17:53:36

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I totally agree with you. My husband and I have thinking those very same thoughts. I really don't have much to add. You pretty well said it all. The only thing that I can think of is that they (the portion of the entertainers who are non-supporters and are acting disrespectful) is that they live in a fantasy world and are totally ignorant or they feel that maybe the war coverage is taking attention away from them in some way.


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06 Apr 2003
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18:00:40

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AMEN!!!! I have discussed this very matter with just about everyone I know, and we ALL agree with you. Thank you for starting this email. I have friends and family that were and still are in the military, and I have deep respect for them and what they all stand and fight for. It takes a special person who is willing to lay down their life for their country, especially when they are also defending people who are against the very thing they stand for. GOD BLESS THEM ALL, AND MAY HE KEEP THEM SAFE IN THIS TIME OF TERRIBLE BATTLE. BLESS THE FAMILIES OF THE TROOPS AND GIVE THEM PEACE OF MIND AND HEART, LAST BUT NOT LEAST BLESS PRESIDENT BUSH FOR BEING SUCH A GOOD CHRISTIAN LEADER. CONTINUE TO GIVE HIM YOUR DIRECTION AND KNOWLEDGE(AS WE ALL KNOW GOD'S WAY IS BEST). I hope we all can pray this prayer and keep them all in our hearts. Again I thank you for the email and I support you 100%. Adrienne North Platte, NE


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06 Apr 2003
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18:08:12

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It's about time we let our voices be heard, If these show people Do not like this Administration to bad, I did not like the last one I just did not vote for him, Our boys are over there sacrificing them selfs for these ingrates so that they can deminstrate and burn flags and mock our president George Bush, No way I will boycot the movies and so will my family. Outraged in Brooklyn.(SONNY)


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06 Apr 2003
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18:19:09

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i love a movie more than anyone i know, but i love our country and the youmg men and women fighting for me more. i will follow your lead. way to go.


Town Hall Meeting
06 Apr 2003
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18:19:58

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Thank you very much for your thoughts which are so true. I was in the Navy twice & in the reserves also.I currently have a nephew in Germany and another in Afganistan.We wait to hear from them constantly and hope and pray they are safe.They are there helping to maintain our rights and privledges.I don't think most of the protesters realize in most countries you are not free to speak out as you wish, our servicemen and women fought for and continue to fight for our rights, thank you and God bless to all of them and may they return home safely. Jim & Joan


Town Hall Meeting
06 Apr 2003
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18:27:31

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I am in complete agreement with what you say here and I support you but I would have liked it if you had signed this. C. Binger


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06 Apr 2003
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18:37:37

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Wage Slaves and puppets. Banana's, Oil, Duct Tape. Evil mind controllers would have us believe strange things. Uninformed comments galore are pasted herein. --->(Do research this- Is it true Veterans Health Care has been slashed?)<--- Do ones homework. Believe not all you see on the News, no matter which side they push on you. Well - did you research it yourself?- Is it true that Veteran Health Care has been slashed. Support who??? WHY??


Town Hall Meeting
06 Apr 2003
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18:49:53

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"I see neither bravery nor sacrifice in destroying life or property, for offence or defence"... said Gandhi - and he freed a Nation of many million people with a philosophy of non-violence. Peace really can work without war. Proven already. Jesus taught Love and Peace, seems Gandhi had it correct.


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06 Apr 2003
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19:25:10

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Some of the comments posted, such as "Bush's friends are getting rich off this war" and that he is a puppet are truly disgusting and shows how shallow some people are. It is one thing to be opposed to war in general and this one in particular but to make unsubstantiated remarks about the president, regardless of party shows how uniformed and shallow minded these people are. The President has ample evidence that Saddam has these weapons and we know he will use them if he is not stopped. President Clinton said in 1988 that Saddam has these weapons and will use them if not stopped. For whatever reason, he chose not to take action to disarm Saddam. We have now found the bodies of hundreds of people he tortured and murdered. Also, look at the number of Iraqi's who are joyfully greeting our troops. I suspect that many of those who say they are for human rights are only for those where they can be freed without force. Selective human rights concerns will continue, but we need to recognize that some action needs to taken to free people who live in fear every day. In Virgina, a veteran of the Korean war.


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06 Apr 2003
Time:
19:32:40

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agree 100%!!!!!I'm not into politics...I'm nor even born in USA,although I proudly am American Citizen...and as such,regardless my personal opinion in regard to this actual situation,I support our president and our country.... TANGOBAR


Town Hall Meeting
06 Apr 2003
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19:42:30

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yes,we also have a right to speak out about the iraq war, i am proud of our president that he is standing up against an evil man and his sons and those who follow him. the people he has killed is gruesome . the70 percent that are for decency in our country should boycott the movie industry and teach the actress how to dress decently


Town Hall Meeting
06 Apr 2003
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20:42:45

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I would like to express my complete agreement with this article.


Town Hall Meeting
06 Apr 2003
Time:
20:54:19

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Hollywood, in many respects, is not as educated as many others in this country. Just listen to them attempt to use the English language! Many do not have college degrees. Many are far overrated as actors/actresses. But then, who's really listening to them anyway? An educated person finds the truth, they don't rely on "Hollywood", of all places, to provide that for them.


Town Hall Meeting
06 Apr 2003
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21:07:17

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As one who served in a war, I am always amazed at how many assume that I am tickled over the fact that our young men and women are once again, in a land far away from their own, bleeding and dying for someone else who, eventually will not want them around. No man or women who has served in a war wants to see a war erupt again. A man I served with has son (My God Son) now in Iraq and we pray daily for his return and for the return of all these brave souls. The American who serves in uniform is indeed a unique warrior, they will fight whle all the time loving and respecting peace. To watch these Hollywood types and singers who think somehow they have to "Do their part" in the emotional destruction of our nation and our men and women of the armed forces is sad and it is disgusting. They are rich, spoiled and decaying in their own false importance. They truly live in a fantasy land. Thank God for those who choose to be in the real world and are willing to sacrifice everything for that world. God bless America and the men and women who defend with their lives this nation. Lloyd L. Haymon


Town Hall Meeting
06 Apr 2003
Time:
21:19:25

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From one "True American" to another I say, "You go girl!!!" I will proudly forward your email to everyone in my address book. But most of all, my ass will NOT be in the movie theaters for many months! Go! Boycott to Hollywood! Jan Evans, Bedford, PA


Town Hall Meeting
06 Apr 2003
Time:
21:29:23

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I'm proud of the men in combatans we stand behind them and our leader BUSH


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06 Apr 2003
Time:
22:02:40

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I AGREE 100%!!!! I too have lost interest in the Dixie Chicks and the others who have spoken their minds a little too loudly to our nation. They may not agree with the war that is going on, but we still need to support out troops, Bush, and the fact that war is going to go on no matter what they think. I want them to know that they are in my thoughts and prayers each day!!! IM PROUD TO SAY IM FOR THE USA!!! Laura, Georgia


Town Hall Meeting
06 Apr 2003
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22:21:10

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GOd bless you, I,m so tierd of the opinions! If they think they can run the country better then why dont they SHUT UP an run for office.I am so greatful to our men and women fighting for life of others.I have kids of my own and I feel like your son is my son.I pray for their safe keep every night and every morning and god will watch over them. Hollywood and the media have stepped over the line.I support our president and our troops.Hollywood got to be Hollywood because we live in a country where you can speek your mind.Let them try to speak out in a country where you would be shot if you spoke out.Its easy for them to forget the men and women who fought and died for us,so we can feel comfortable to speak our mind.Our troops diserve our RESPECT and may GOD bless over all people especially the ones held hostage in their own land.I,m so proud of your son


Town Hall Meeting
06 Apr 2003
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22:36:37

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I love the thought, but I've already been one ahead of you for several years. I have wotched one movie in 5 years (Greek wedding) and never watch any of them on TV. I realized the insanity of listening to ANY of them a long tilme ago(with the exceptions of James Stewart, Charlton Heston, and of course Ronald Ragan) I hope everybody comes to that same conclusion, then maybe we can ship them all to France.


Town Hall Meeting
07 Apr 2003
Time:
04:57:23

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I appreciate the right that we have to have a voice in whatever our opinions are in this wonderful country of ours. However if we so not protect the voice of our solders' and the leader of our country that represents our ring of freedom crying to our hearts' we are not only forgetting what this country was built upon, the One nation Under God, but also the right to protect and defend our borders'; and this stance is also enforced scripturely that "a man (or woman) that doesn't defend his (her) home is an infedel". Our Lord once again reinforces what and who the "infedel" is. Anyone that has crossed over these God given borders' of hope in freedom of religeon; and with deeds that are so horrific that threaten our borders' and our lives is the "infedel". It is time that the "unAmerican" entertainment world realize that although we enjoy their entertainment that they represent the "One Nation Under God" that supports them and the lifestyle they indulge and that they need us far more than we need them. They are not gods. Nor do all of them represent the Holy Lord that gave them an existance. We need to "pray for our President and all of our leaders to be continually guided at this time of war". and that our "Men of Valor" be placed up high in our Prayers' of Safety and Victory. These are hard times and our nations security is at risk. We all need to stay in prayer and irregardless of our political platform unite and be Americans..not little kids throwing tantrums against the most wonderful government in this world. Sincerely and with deep thought and hope, Margaret Churchill an American and Citizen of these Wonderful United States of America.." The One Nation Under God"!!!!


Town Hall Meeting
07 Apr 2003
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05:05:34

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I just pasted some informative sites to back your comments, and that disagree. Worth reasearching for everyone. The truth these days is hidden it seems. Only thing certain is change. I pray change will be for the better. The more open minded and informed we are the more chances for the best to surface. God Bless


Town Hall Meeting
07 Apr 2003
Time:
05:13:35

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The writer of this commentary has missed the following important points: 1- Not supporting the Administration does not mean we don't support the young men and woman out there with their lives on the line. We do and I for one want to see them all come home safely. 2- wether you like it or not, people use their positions and popularity to make a point. Celebrities have a right to express their opinions and to try to effect change. The writer either doesn't know or want to know how many celebrities have donated their time, money and careers to make life better for others. 3- being against the war is not being against America. Anyone who enjoys popularity has a right to try to influence others. How many careers have been destroyed because celebrities had the courage to speak out?/ 4- Every time a celebrity speaks out against what they feel is wrong, some person or group waves a flag in their face and says something like "America, love it or leave it" 5- This writer doesn't realize it but when they try to silence anyone one, celebrity or just the guy in the street, it flies in the face of everything American stands for. 4- Does the writer feel the same way about John Wayne? I doubt it. 5- If you were to measure all the good people of popularity have done for the needy of the world he/she might understand how much suffering they have alleviated.


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07 Apr 2003
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05:17:03

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To liberate is to educate, not eliminate.


Town Hall Meeting
07 Apr 2003
Time:
05:53:45

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I have no one, personally, engaged in this war but my husband is a Veteran of WWII and as Americans, we should stand wholeheartedly and solidly behind our troops and our President. As a nation, we should be Undivided in our resolve to win the war we have committed to and give no quarter. Stay the course and pray daily, minutely for our personnel in the war zone as well the citizens of Iraq that just want to make a living and protect their families. Many of us are not so very different in a desire to make a good life. GOD BLESS AMERICA AND HER TROOPS AND ALIES


Town Hall Meeting
07 Apr 2003
Time:
06:37:36

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Thank you for sending this information. I agree with you that the entertainment industry does not need to use their fame to publish their thoughts. I will not be going to the show until my son comes back from the middle east. My prayers are with all our troops each day. Peace, Laura


Town Hall Meeting
07 Apr 2003
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Hall Meeting Time 07:09:36

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Has anyone thought to send this page to Barbra Streisand? She has her own web site where she just spouts her unbelievable left wing B.S. I find that her kind think the world revolves around them and that we all believe their garbarge. If they would just do their jobs, like entertain, and leave the running of the government to those whose job it is to do so, then we would be better off. No one is ALL right, but we do the best we can. So I suggest they all support our troops and get on with JUST DOING THEIR JOB. Wouldn't it be great if we all had access to the media and were able to tell people how to think politically? I say DO YOUR JOB and let us little people THINK for ourselves. Thanks for this wonderful site and a way for us little people to VOICE our opinions.


Town Hall Meeting
07 Apr 2003
Time:
Hall Meeting Time 07:26:26

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i understand and respect most others opinions and feelings as i would hope most other americans would respect mine. i do not wish death to anyone,anywhere, at anytime. unfortunately some of our finest minds are out there on the front lines,in a tank,in a fighter jet,in a supply truck,or in a command post running errands for the head hauncho. each and every one of these women and men are fighting in more than one way for there livesthere futures and ours.some of them up close and personal with these sadistic monsters and all the evil.there was a comment made in here that posted a pretty interesting website.it talked about how she thought that president bush should not have brought religion into politics.the website went on to post several quotes by our previous founders of this country such as former presidents john adams and thomas jefferson,etc. well,to get on with it,these quotes may be true,but what was the text that they were taken out of? surely anyone can distort the truth behind a quote(ie:bin laden,hussein,hitler,etc.).you cannot always believe what you read on the internet or in the local chat room.please do a little research and find out the full facts,sweetie, before you decide to lash out at our president(whether right or wrong) without the full facts .so that you may make intellectual comments about our president or other founding fathers.religion has been in politics since the beginning of time.start with adam and eve and the apple if you care too.just as evil dictators through the years have used religion to twist the minds of innocent people every where.american family values are based on the 10 comandments, as in most countries.(so was the bill of rights and the very important constitution that we as americans hold in highest reguard today.)we came to this country and fought for our freedom and independence from what we called the mother land.we came here to america with the hope and promises of a new life, freedom of religion,and freedom of speech, and freedom to make the decision of whether or not we even wish to have religion in our dailey lives.upon our death beds most of us convert to some kind of religion rather quickly in hopes that we may not see hell.so in some form or another she,he,you,i,etc. have or will have religion at some point in our life.allthough we may not agree with thy neighbor,we still must get along and love thy neighbor.unfortunately,the evil dictators and leaders of what we call terrorist cells use religion to twist the innocent minds of the citizens of there communities by taking out of text the quotes and verses or scriptures of there bibles/korans ,etc and distorting it to fit there need at the time.no where in any religious writing does it say that if you don't follow the rules of ghangis khan,hitler,or saddam hussein,etc. that the people should be raped,or tortured in meat grinders while the family memmbers watch.nor does it say that the innocent citizens of these communities should be starved to death,given no electricity,no water,and in some cases no homes,while there evil dictator reaps the rewards from there oil fields by living in plush palaces with rape rooms, cavier and your brother and sisters heads on platters while he is drapped in riches.i can not seem to find that in any scripture.our presidents ,as well as us,have there rights to religion as well as the innocent people of these cities everywhere.we fought for our freedom and independence from such anguish in europe.we are doing so today,each and everyday.freeddom requires maintenance.just any great institution such as the great factories of america or even marriage.these are things we must care for(just to give an example).we fight for our lives when it comes to things that matter to us in this world so that we may have,hold and enjoy the blessings of the seeds that we and our forefathers have sewn.just like our soldiers are doing so all around the world.not just in iraq.some of them are paying for the things that matter to them/to us with there blood/there lives.so that we as citizens of a free and independent nation under GOD(whichever god you choose or don't choose)may live free from the types of threats that occurred on 9-11.so that we may stand here and smirk or jab at the president of the usa,no matter whom he is(could you do his job?would you really want to?think about it)as for the few hollywood types(the baldwins,the williams,the dixie chicks,etc.)let them speak there minds on there soapbox or wherever they choose.just turn the other cheek if you don't agree and stand on your own soapbox,but remember this is america and we are entitled to use any platform available(ie:soapbox,internet,etc.)in fact we are voicing ours now.I LOVE AMERICA!!!!i take my hats off to those brave soldiers everyday(past and present)for the jobs they have /are doing so that i may go to the grocery store ,drink clean water,take a bath,sleep at night and respect my neighbors rights,because they respect mine.unfortunately the price we pay for freedom is sometimes high,but to have this freedom we so cherish we must pay it.these young men and women know this when the sign up to join the army,navy,air force,marines,coast guard,policemen,firemen,security guards,bus drivers ,airport personnnel,bank tellers,etc.they all know the possible risks.even i as a citizen of the usa,know the risks.i am very humbled and thankful to know that i have a great country like ours,that risks its sons and daughters so that we may live and function as a great nation under GOD.thankyou for this opportunity to voice my opinion.....FREEly.


Town Hall Meeting
07 Apr 2003
Time:
08:26:35

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WHAT A PLEASURE TO READ THIS "NOTE"-- I TOTALLY AGREE- AND THEREFORE, WILL ENCOURAGE MY FAMILY AND FRIENDS TO DO THE SAME-- READ A BOOK, PLAY BINGO, CARDS, BOARD GAMES, HANG OUT AT HOME WITH YOUR NEIGHBORS AND KIDS, HOW DARE THEY CALL OUR PRESIDENT NAMES FROM THE PEDESTAL WE PUT THEM ON??????? WAKE UP HOLLYWOOD, YOU'RE ONLY AS GOOD AS YOUR LAST MOVIE!-- WHEW! THANKS-- I NEEDED THAT. ROSIE, IN VIRGINIA


Town Hall Meeting
07 Apr 2003
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08:31:06

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I agree 100% with this lady --- it is time to let he jerks in Hollywood we will not make them any wealthier than we have already --they do not deserve our financial support---they do have a right to express their opinion, but we also have the right to disagree and buy anyhting that will make money for them -- I support the President , but whatwe should all be doing is supporting our Men and Women who are serving out country throughout the world --weas Americans should support out troops ALL the time not just during a War--- they are the ones that keep us free to express our opinions -- and in that same way we should support All our Veterans ---


Town Hall Meeting
07 Apr 2003
Time:
08:48:14

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We are in total agreement with your stand! I do not want war anytime, but once our country commited, it was our priviledge to be behind our armed forces and our president...united Paul & Yvonne Rhoads


Town Hall Meeting
07 Apr 2003
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08:52:31

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I have already begum my boycot. Most of the people around the world who hate Americans have never met an American. They hate us because of what they see in movies made by the Hollywood crowd. Then these people who cannot function unless they are pretending to be someone else have the audacity to criticize a country that gives them the freedom to be stupid. I hope we can put them all in the poorhouse.


Town Hall Meeting
07 Apr 2003
Time:
08:57:56

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The so call Hollywood "elite" stars say they support our troops, but blast our President. You can't support our troops without hailing the Commander and Chief, who is doing a fine job - I think the real reason for their outcry is they do not like President Bush and this is one way they can make their statement, which I could care less. I am all for boycott! I am totally turned off by the "stars." If they cared about the troops, maybe they should start making statements to the anti-war protestors (I can't called them peace-niks) Bush isn't the evil one, Saddam's regime is evil, they kill their own people, torture and do horrible acts towards the people, Saddam is a coward, he is the evil one, he is the new Hitler. Our brave men and women, believe in our freedom and the freedom of others. They are fighting for freedom of suppress, poor people. While we care for the enemy soldiers, they torture our prisoners of war. I would like to say to all the anti-protestors and the bad mouthed stars, remember 9-11. I would love to send them to Iraq or some other horrible place for one week, I bet they would beg to come home and kiss our soil on their return. I support our troops and our President - I am so proud of all them - God Bless them, please stay safe and come home soon. Thank-you for not only protecting my family, but our country and also trying to help make Iraq a better place for the poor people. Semper Fi! Cindy P.S. If we had more Dennis Millers, Hollywood would be a better place - he is a true American.


Town Hall Meeting
07 Apr 2003
Time:
08:58:50

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Notice- The House tax cuts to the wealthy and a REDUCTION in Veteran Health Care. $1.4 trillion in tax cuts, while demanding billions of dollars in cuts from programs that provide food stamps, school lunches, health care for the poor and the disabled, temporary assistance to needy families even veterans' benefits and student loans. The low income and the poor in OUR USA, are being raped and trod upon in a not too different way than the poor in Iraq.


Town Hall Meeting
07 Apr 2003
Time:
09:17:00

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THANKS FOR A GREAT LETTER. I AM BEHIND YOU ALL OF THE WAY. WE NEED TO STAND PROUD OF OUR PRESIDENT, OUR TROOPS, THE FAMILIES WITH LOVED ONES FIGHTING FOR US, AND ESPECIALLY THE FAMILIES WHO HAVE LOST LOVED ONES. MAY GOD BE WITH EACH AND EVERYONE OF US. GOD BLESS AMERICA


Town Hall Meeting
07 Apr 2003
Time:
09:35:43

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I can't understand how these people cannot want us to go over there and save these innocent lives from a man who uses them as shields for his military. Do you also think we should have let Hitler go ahead and continue to kill. Also I think we should boycott the music business as well. They seem to share the same wrong opinion. I guess it is easy to say all of these things when you don't live in the real world anyway.


Town Hall Meeting
07 Apr 2003
Time:
09:45:21

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We always have to have a scapegoat, and Hollywood is an easy target. Just because one is famous does not mean that he does not have the right to speak out or to use any forum at his command to speak his opinion. Those who have another opinion use whatever means they have to present their opinion. It's all just opinion. I am grieved at the war. My heart goes out to those young men and women who are there facing death everyday. My heart aches for parents, spouses, kids, and others who are dealing with this. I am sorrowed for the civilians in Iraq who are seeing their homes and cities, and lives torn up. I pray to God that weapons of mass destruction are found because of the implications for the United States' credibility in the world if they are not. I understand the need to demonize some segment of society...blame someone and turn hatred toward them as a way of easing the pain. If Hollywood works for you, then have at it.


Town Hall Meeting
07 Apr 2003
Time:
09:49:20

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Thank you for putting HOLLYWEIRD in their place, it has been long overdue. Our country is the greatest country in the world, although there are some things that need to change in our nation there is now where I would rather be than the Good 'ol U.S.A. I served in the Desert Storm and the men and women who are there now, are paying a far greater price than the soldiers that were in Desert Storm. I am behind our leaders and troops, keep pushing forward and we will free a nation from years of oppression. Hollywood can kiss my butt. Fight the good Fight!!! Dan Schepp Naval Veteran


Town Hall Meeting
07 Apr 2003
Time:
10:10:34

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I believe in democracy and free enterprise. The question that must be asked is at what point does Capitalism become just another form of Communism and control? Too much power (wealth) to a very small number of people. That too is just as scary! If government leaders are philosophers first, then governments will govern and humanity will prosper. Tax breaks to the wealthy, and a reduction in our social programs scares me. I wont boycott the movies, but I will pray for the safe return of our troops, and I will pray for a humain liberation of the peoples of Iraq. In God I trust... not in our politicians nor in our entertainers.


Town Hall Meeting
07 Apr 2003
Time:
10:13:59

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Hollywood makes a lot of noise in open debate. Oil Barrens and wealthy tycoons make a lot of dangerous and controlling moves in secrecy. Whom do you trust?


Town Hall Meeting
07 Apr 2003
Time:
10:18:59

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It is very heartening to see someone fineally stand up and do something about the abuse of power by people in the media. (Don't forget TV and Newspaper personalities) I long ago gave up on Hollywood and have boycotted movies and most TV programs for years. I am happy to see there are some other people out there with the same concerns. Don't forget, you can't express support for the troops and demonstrate against the war, because the demonstrations encourage our enemies, give them encouragement and thus prolong the war. This gets more of the soldiers they "support" killed and wounded. I am a Vietnam veteran and vividly remember Jane Fonda and the encouragement she gave the North Vietnamese. I hold her personally responsible for at least some of the deaths experienced by our soldiers. Today's demonstrators are cut from the same mold and will have the same result. GOD BLESS THE USA AND WATCH OVER OUR TROOPS. John W. Andrews, Maj. USAF Ret.


Town Hall Meeting
07 Apr 2003
Time:
10:41:14

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I agree with all this... Just the other morning I was flipping through the stations on TV to see a movie that Jane Fonda's husband produced where terriorts w/ chemical weapons were in America and our Military was fighting with them trying to disarm them. How appropriate for Hollywood to make such entertainment. Hello HOLLYWOOD this WAR is REAL and for the better of the world we live in! Saddam is a madman with evil intentions and with 9-11 etched in my mind forever I would hate to see his intentions leashed on any country or person. At the end of the day we don't all yell "cut" and go home to our BIG houses on the hill with our lavish surroundings and dream up more terrible movies that fill our minds with such terrible images and bad story lines. Over half of the actors in Hollywood don't even have a College Educations, yet they know more then our Government Leaders. I have been so put off my HOLLYWOOD for years! Their shallow award ceramonies ("Oh yes I am great in my $5K dress with my chest hanging out with my third husband on my arm... look at me aren't I wonderful and glamerous and just oh so wonerful") PLEASE!!! NOT to mention their astronomical pay scale makes me wonder why the world doesn't knock them down to size. We the people put them there and we have the power to disarm them. It's time to send HOLLYWOOD a message. BOYCOTT HOLLYWOOD!!! GOD BLESS OUR COUNTRY AND GOD BLESS OUR TROOPS AND THE SUFFERING PEOPLE OF IRAQ. GOD's SPEED! DOWN WITH SADDAM! AMEN!


Town Hall Meeting
07 Apr 2003
Time:
10:45:32

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Someone posted a message re: Cuts to Veteran Health Care. I have looked for that information and found this article that spells out the information. Hope this helps others trying to make sense of all the B.S. like me. http://www.nytimes.com/2003/04/06/magazine/06BUDGET.html?pagewanted=1


Town Hall Meeting
07 Apr 2003
Time:
11:01:58

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My best friend of 18 years is fighting for the rights way beyond those of his own, Im damn proud of our Armed Forces and and Proud to call myself an AMERICAN. I too will support this cause and will praye nightly for the soldiers and thier families who have all been caught up in the war against this horrible man. And for all you idiots that dont support our troops well guess what... This is America, the land of the free and the home of the brave. True, a country that was built and strong ideals of the right to bear arms and the freedom of Religion and speech but there was also one other very very strong right.... THE RIGHT TO LEAVE WHENEVER THE HELL YOU WANT!!! Our borders are open to all you fools that think that this Country and its president are stupid. YOU DONT LIKE IT THAN LEAVE!!! God Bless America, God bless our troops, and God bless the people who support the families and troops in Iraq... Gilbert R. Salinas


Town Hall Meeting
07 Apr 2003
Time:
11:03:38

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Right on, i am sick and tired of these anti-war people. If it wasn't for my father and grandfather fighting in world war 1 and 2, they wouldn't have the right to speak out against the war. Both must be rolling over in their graves. No movies for me for a while. Mitch2J@aol.com


Town Hall Meeting
07 Apr 2003
Time:
11:14:37

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AMEN! WELL SAID! and HOOAH! As the wife of a deployed 3 ID soldier, I am more than willing to boycott the so called "entertainers." I will continue to support those that support us. John Travolta, Arnold Schwarzeneggar, Travis Tritt, Clint Black. They will continue to reap the benefits of the hard earned, minimal dollar that my husband makes while fighting a war. This message needs to be strong, and it needs to move swiftly. We will not let the entertainment industry speak for those of us who have really earned our opinion, and those that fight to preserve it. A proud veteran, and army wife.


Town Hall Meeting
07 Apr 2003
Time:
13:17:58

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I agree 100 % and am not going to let my money support any 0of thease NUTS or the Dixie Chicks. At a time of war you best support out President and our Armed Forces. Please make them pay DEARLY for their actions!!


Town Hall Meeting
07 Apr 2003
Time:
13:18:40

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I agree 100 % and am not going to let my money support any of thease NUTS or the Dixie Chicks. At a time of war you best support out President and our Armed Forces. Please make them pay DEARLY for their actions!!


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07 Apr 2003
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13:19:27

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I WHOLEHEARTEDLY AGREE. "AMERICA - LOVE IT OR LEAVE IT"! NEW YORK MUST BE TOO FAR AWAY FROM HOLLYWOOD FOR THOSE "PEA-BRAINS" TO REMEMBER 9/11.THEY MIGHT HAVE DIFFERENT OPINIONS, HAD THE PLANES CRASHED INTO RODEO DRIVE OR THE FILM STUDIOS. DO THEY THINK HOLLYWOOD IS IN A DIFFERENT COUNTRY? MAYBE A FEW OF THOSE PERCUSSION GRENADES SHOULD GO OFF IN THE FRONT YARDS OF THOSE HOLLYWOOD MANSIONS, THEY MIGHT WAKE UP AND SMELL THE SMOKE. I HAVEN'T BEEN TO THE MOVIES FOR YEARS NOW; I REFUSE TO PAY THE PRICE TO RENT THE SEAT FOR 2 HOURS(HAVEN'T SEEN A MOVIE WORTH THE PRICE OF ADMISSION)! I DON'T, AND WON'T, WATCH MOVIES ON TV, AND WILL NO LONGER RENT OR BUY ANY. WITH 150 CHANNELS TO CHOOSE FROM, I THINK WE CAN ALL FIND SOMETHING ELSE ENTERTAINING OR INFORMATIVE TO WATCH. CAMILLE IN BENICIA,CALIFORNIA


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07 Apr 2003
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I am with you ONE HUNDRED PERCENT> I do not go to the movies anyway, I do not want to hear the language they use. I can find good fun & entertainment elsewhere.


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07 Apr 2003
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13:32:17

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I so agree with you. Hollywood is not more intelligent which is very evident by their ignorant stand and their continuing to state that it is all about Oil. It is not about oil it is about freedom from terrorism. If the very people threatening our safety are not dealt with we will see another 9/11. September 11, 2001 should have been a wake up call to everyone. I support our President and the troops over there fighting and risking their lives to continue to give us the freedoms that so many are taking for granted.


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07 Apr 2003
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14:12:59

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Thank you, and I certainly agree, we all have the right to our own opinions but the entertainment industry went way overboard, and it's time we showed them they are not needed.


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07 Apr 2003
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15:27:41

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Thank you for this wonderful message. It is just what I have been thinking of doing and now I can do it and send it to everyone that is in my address book. I don't go to the movies much nor do I rent movies but If we all would stop buying their movies and going to see the movies maybe it would send them a message that we are not happy with their bashing of our President. I too, do not like war but like you said, sometimes it is necessary and if you want to live in this country then support it or get out. Maybe the stars should go over to Iraq and go through what our Military Men and Women are going though. Also those who support our troops can donate blood because it is needed every day. Again, thanks for your email message. You are right on, on the subject. God Bless you and your wonderful website. Lynn D. Jones, Oklahoma City, Ok.


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07 Apr 2003
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15:51:17

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I WOULD LIKE TO AGREE WITH YOU ON THE FOOLS IN HOLLYWEIRD. WHY DON'T THEY GO OVER AND SEE WHAT IT IS LIKE. I HAVE TWO NEPHEWS IN THE NAVY WHO ARE FIGHTING TO DEFEND OUR FREEDOMS. I DON'T APPRECIATE PEOPLE LIKE MARTIN SHEEN AND OTHERS TELLING ME THAT WHAT MY FAMILY MEMBERS AND OTHER PEOPLES' FAMILY MEMBERS ARE DOING IS WRONG. MY SENTIMENT IS : YOU DON'T LIKE IT HERE, DON'T LET THE SCREEN DOOR HIT WHERE YOU SIT.


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07 Apr 2003
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15:53:23

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Thank you so much for this weapon to fight back "The Hollywood Bunch". They make me sick. They "Can" have their opinion - but they don't have the right to cram it down our throats. I am with you....I've had enough - They need to use Red Skelton as an example. He was a wonderful person both on and off the stage. He supported our Military and even entertained them so many times Martha Raye and so many more worked with him).  Now we have Hanoi Jane, Cher, Alec Baldwin, Barbara Streisand....I could go on with my list but I'm sure you get the message. No more movies for me or my family "and that's a promise." God bless our many brave soldiers and protect them...and God bless President George W. Bush (I'm proud he's a Texan, too) and all our other leaders. A big thanx to our Allies - be safe. NdnCowGirLnTx


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07 Apr 2003
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16:35:34

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Have you thought for a momment that a multi millionaire would not be affected by a 1 month, 2 month or even a year boycott, but the worker at the theater, the camera man that films the movie, the supplier provides the materials to build the set, the caterer that feeds the film crew, the FedEx guy that delivers the movie, and so on and so on... These will be the people who get hurt, probably they are some of the 70% who support the troops, and the war. Tim Logan Timhomes@aol.com


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07 Apr 2003
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17:14:53

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I AGREE COMPLETELY. NOW IS THE TIME TO SUPPORT OUR FIGHTING PEOPLE. A MEVADA EX-SWABBY


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07 Apr 2003
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18:30:28

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I haven't been to a movie or rented one in months. I really enjoyed many of the movies by these "stars" - but no more. Additionally, let MCI feel the heat as well for having Danny Glover as their spokesperson - you can't get much more liberal than he is. Nancy, Katy, TX.


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07 Apr 2003
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18:51:21

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I will never go to another Susan Sarandon movie as long as I live. She showed us on the Academy Awards what she thinks about the war. I hope she's watching the news on TV and what the people of Iraq went through all them years. I bet her kids never starved while she was getting rich.After seeing how glad the people of Iraq are that we're there I'm glad we are.It makes me proud to see the soldiers being hugged and kissed by the people of Iraq. God Bless everyone of our soldiers and bring them home safe.


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07 Apr 2003
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19:03:16

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Great page...love it and agree 100%! Go USA, Go Troops, Go Bush!!!


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07 Apr 2003
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19:24:55

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It is true that SOME stars have said some things that would discuss a lot of Americans. For example, some times you hear of bad cops, catholic prist and politicians. Are we to boycott them? I think not. In this case, a few sour apples don't make the whole bushel sour. Fortunately, that's what this country is all about. Freedom of speech. We have a right to agree or disagree. I hope that most Americans have a mind of there own. I don't know if the war is right or wrong. I do know that I stand by our men and women that are now serving, and darn proud that they are. I would be there myself if I could but, I'm 66 years old and I'm a little slow now days. My days were from 1953 to 1956 in the U S Marines.


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07 Apr 2003
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19:27:22

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Amen! Amen! Amen. Bill & Rosemary Maher


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07 Apr 2003
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19:43:17

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We see through the glamour and glitz to the real Hollywood. Unfortunately most people overseas think America is MTV. Let's shut this industry down. Boycott!


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07 Apr 2003
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19:46:44

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I am a female veteran who is very proud to be an American. The hollywood "left" is shooting their mouths off thinking that everyone is hanging on their every word. They can go to hell as far as I am concerned. I respect their right to say what they believe, but when they expect everyone to go along just because they are "famous" is ludicras.They need to put themselves in the places of the poor people in Iraq behind the rule of that man and maybe they would think differently.


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07 Apr 2003
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20:05:53

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GOd Bless those creating peace. what really happened dot come is the most informative site I have seen.


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07 Apr 2003
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20:07:10

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I believe in democracy and free enterprise. The question that must be asked is at what point does Capitalism become just another form of Communism and control? Too much power (wealth) to a very small number of people. That too is just as scary! If government leaders are philosophers first, then governments will govern and humanity will prosper. Tax breaks to the wealthy, and a reduction in our social programs scares me. I wont boycott the movies, but I will pray for the safe return of our troops, and I will pray for a humain liberation of the peoples of Iraq. In God I trust... not in our politicians nor in our entertainers.


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07 Apr 2003
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20:08:08

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Hollywood makes a lot of noise in open debate. Oil Barrens and wealthy tycoons make a lot of dangerous and controlling moves in secrecy. Whom do you trust? To liberate is to educate, not eliminate.


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07 Apr 2003
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20:31:00

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Right on!!!!!!!!!!!!


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07 Apr 2003
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20:38:34

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HOORAY FOR YOU. I HAVE BEEN A MOVIE BUFF ALL MY LIFE. BUT NO MORE. I AGREE WITH YOU WHOLE HEARTEDLY AND WILL NO LONGER GO TO THE MOVIES, BUY ANY MAGAZINES WITH ARTICULES OR PICTURES OF SO CALLED STARS FROM HOLLYWOOD. THEY ARE GROSSLY OVER PAID AND SHOULD KEEP THERE OPINIONS TO THEM SELVES. GOOD FOR YOU FOR STARTING THIS PAGE. WHO CARES WHAT "THE STARS" THINK. FROM "OVER SEVENTY" AND PROUD TO BE AN AMERICAN.


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07 Apr 2003
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21:15:02

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how true - thanks mom - you are so right - these people forgot that some of the older entertainers - are vets also - it s like kickin their own kind in the face - also while you re at it - boycott the dickie chicks also - they have some might big mouths also - not just mom and dad - let s get the whole family involed to boycott these jerks - proud to be an amercian and vet - W R L SUPPOSRT OUR TROOPS -


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07 Apr 2003
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21:45:37

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I just want to say that I thank God I'm an American. We need to stop and realize that we are free and we shouldn't take advantage of what we have. Those of you who are against the war... It's too late to be protesting. We are at war so PRAY that we prevail. I pray that my imediate family and family in Christ are doing there hardest to win this war. We love you. Keep up the good work.


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07 Apr 2003
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22:11:10

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The person who regurgitated the old saw that the founding fathers were Deists should do some more reading; more than one of them acknowledged that unless America was built upon Christian principles it would fail. And fail it has, for the most part, thanks to flag-waving simpletons who accept whatever politicians feed them, such as the war on some drugs, corporate welfare, individual welfare, Medicare, Social Security, etc. Also, God said, "You shall not murder", not "you shall not kill." Try reading something other than the flawed King James version. Big difference. But this page is about attacking Iraq. It does amaze me that liberals have no problem attacking the successful in our own country, but wring their hands when faced with true threats. A resolution is a resolution, get used to it. I do pray for those fighting beneath our flag, but I don't pretend they're fighting for our freedom. They're fighting to forestall another 9/11 disaster and to install a government in Iraq friendly to the West. Anyone who says anything different is engaging in propaganda. I do take exception to those who say, "people who criticize the government can just move to another country!" Your ancestors stood around during the American Revolution and wondered what all the fuss was about. Stop repeating that stuff, you just sound stupid. America was built upon political dissent. That is, intelligent, thoughtful dissent, not emotional hysterics and biased, knee-jerk rejection.


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07 Apr 2003
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22:46:59

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Most of those actresses are products of bad breeding or should I say too much indiscriminate sex while using dope including their boy friends.. If they start another draft let it be in Hollywood. Tom Dowlearn


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07 Apr 2003
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22:47:34

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07 Apr 2003
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23:13:17

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Yes, I'd be happy to join you in boycotting these "free-speechers" in Hollywood, by not going to the movies for awhile.I dont think they'd know reality if it bit them on the behind! I, too, am very proud to be an American, and I pray daily for our troops, our president, and for the innocent victims in Iraq. Anyone that CANT see Suddam is far worse than Hitler ever thought about, NEEDS a reality check!Climb down out of your pink clouds, you people in Hollywood, and have some compassion for the families who lost loved ones on 9/11!!! Thank you for creating this page. God bless America, our troops and leaders!!! May He bring our men and women back home safely.


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08 Apr 2003
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00:56:05

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An interesting idea, but poorly thought out. Why make an entire industry suffer for the actions of a few. If that's the plan, why not just level Iraq? We're certainly capable. Certain people will find, soon enough, that they can't get a job in Hollywood. Let's face it. Susan Sarandon's career is over. I'll never buy, or attend another of her movies. If I'm going to boycott movies, It will be because of high prices and obscene salaries. Come on America. If we're going to pull out the board games and shut off the TV, Let's do it for the right reason. Because our children need us! We can't leave the box on all day and expect our kids to listen to us first. We might as well boycott grocery stores because the stock boy at the local Cub was a jerk. What would you do in that case? Let the manager know that the little prick is costing him money. Tell him you'll be shopping at rainbow till he's gone. Tell him you won't buy groceries until the stockboy and all like him are gone, and he'll wish you a happy starvation and start catering to his intelligent customers. You don't poison the towns water supply to silence the village idiot. Do that, and we're back to leveling Iraq to remove Saddam & his people from power. Sincerely, Michael Griffin


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08 Apr 2003
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02:07:07

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God "I Love this Country" couldn't think of a better place to live. It's because of our brave men and women who gave their all sso we can have freedoms other countries only dream of.We can say what we want about whoever we want and not worry about repercussions or so I thought. If you choose to boycott all of hollwood that is your choice, but do not froget that people have died so we can have freedom of speech. What about book burning are we going to burn the books that will be wriitten against this war???? I wonder where do we stop all are entitled their own opinions , Let me ask a question?? what if a good friend of yours who you care deeply for happens to disagree with you about the war and the president do you turn your back them and say they are no longer your friend I hope not.Wouldn't that make you just as narrow minded as the people you disapprove of. In this glorious country we can say aand do pretty much whaat we want as long as it doesn't infringe on anyone elses rights .DO YOU GET THE PICTURE?????? cause if not why else are we fighting... I LOVE THIS COUNTRY VERY MUCH !!!!!!aand yes i am for the war but i am also for total freedom which is OUR GOD GIVEN RIGHT AS AN AMERICAN......including the hollywood stars. IF people are gullible enough to follow what the stars say then they are mindless drones who are not capable of putting their own thoughts into action. FRANCES BAYARD.....fbayard1963@charter.net A dang yankee living in the south


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08 Apr 2003
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04:52:50

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I agree wholeheartedly. While I don't have family members in Iraq now (and probably won't), I nevertheless support our armed forces and am proud of their bravery and spirit. I've been a long-time advocate of avoiding movies, public appearances, etc of those in the entertainment industry who have expressed their disdain as far as military action is involved. Let them have their opinions but don't try to sway all of us just because we aren't "famous" We are not sheep - we do not follow and as soon as "the famous" learn this, perhaps their voices will be stilled (or at least, toned down)


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08 Apr 2003
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05:55:08

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I agree with everything you said. I probably would not have sent such a public notice, but I think it's fine that you did. Personally, our children are grown and can think for themselves but the point you brought out about children being affected by the political leanings of their "favorite stars of film and music" was a good one. Still parents should be the ones to counter the influences of such as Hollywood or Nashville or Detroit, etc. Unfortunately too many parents today don't discuss their "family values" with their kids, as my parents did and as we did with our children. That's where the trouble starts. I hope the children are reading your page....and that there's not too much "preaching to the already converted" going on. Thanks for your effort.


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08 Apr 2003
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06:16:32

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Thank you !!! So very true and God Bless you and God Bless America the nobel and proud men and women who are standing up and defending our rights. With God all things are possible and to have a safer world is so important,for us for our grandchildren, and for there grandchildren !!!! God bless one and All !!


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08 Apr 2003
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06:44:44

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This will be short and sweet. Hurray !!! I agree the statements made about Hollywood and all I can say for them is,"Shame On Them." It will be a long time before I contribute to their wealth by seeing one of their movies.


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08 Apr 2003
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In this country, you are free to say what you feel, you are not denied the right. Nor am I denied the right to chose to listen. This is why I chose not to listen to Howard Stern, I don't like his language and attitude or the Osborns, don't like to hear the "f" word and disrespect to parents and family. So I agree, Hollywood, if you feel the need to use your notoriety to spout off, I will use my $$ to not see you in your latest film. S Bieker, KS


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08 Apr 2003
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Hall Meeting Time 07:47:31

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I also am a mother of a soldier in the Middle East. I do not like war either and since my son is there, I like it even less. But my son has this wonderful philosophy that we are so lucky to be free and someone must protect that freedom. That's exactly what he is doing - and I am so proud of him (and worried too as I love him more than life itself). He is my only child as his father died when he was six and I certainly don't like him to be where "I can't take care of him" (he's 33 years old - but still my baby). I haven't been to a movie in 10 years and I don't intend to go for another 10 years at least. I too, am tired of their fame being used to influence our young people. Our youngsters need to know how lucky they are to be living in this great land of ours. One young man in my son's unit (from Africa and just became a citizen of the United States so he could go over and fight for this country) said "Freedom is not free" as well he knows. His family is still there and is not able to come here. We will try to help get his family here. He's over there fighting for everyone's freedom. From a soldier's proud mom.


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08 Apr 2003
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I want to amen the comments on the so called entertainers, They dont have a clue on what they are saying, The Bible says there will be wars and rumor of wars untilthe Lord returns. I personally don't go to movies, if I have extra money I will give it to my church to further the kingdom of God. Something everlasting to those who love and follow him. Pearl from Indianapolis, Ind.


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08 Apr 2003
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08:01:34

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Good site! For the boycott to be most effective, recommend we selectively boycott the actors and directors who are voicing opinions with which we do not agree. We can probably support some actors like Tom Selleck, Mel Gibson, Tom Hanks and Charlton Heston. Examples of actors I would not support include Barbara Streisand, Martin Sheen and most of the others. Perhaps we could start a list that helps us differentiate among those actors who voice pro-administration opinions versus those with anti-administration opinions. Of course, many actors are sensitive enough of their influence to keep their opinions to theirselves, which is appropriate. But if we selectively support those who express opinions with which we agree, others who agree secretely might express their opinions with their peers (no need to express publicly, not appropriate). The effect might change the mind of some, and influence more to keep their opinions to themselves. Those who feel compelled to use their influence to sway public opinion should run for office.


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08 Apr 2003
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08:01:56

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I agree. The Hollywood socialites may be beautiful and famous but they are no brighter than the so called ordinary folk that make up the majority of America. I see no more reason for these people to be followed than any other person speaking their mind. It is for each of us to use our concience and our intellect to determine what path we must follow. And whatever that path may be, hopefully it will be followed in a respectful and constructive manner toward those leading us during this uncertain time in our history. An American Patriot, Joyce Fleischmann, Florida


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08 Apr 2003
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08:04:49

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I agree with what you are saying, but what is it really going to show that we are stupping to their level? The stars that are out there saying such things are ignorant and dont care about what they are saying at the time it is said. Then they say that it is there "right" to say it. OK fine it is there right to say it, but I dont see where it is gonna do any good not going to the movies or buying movies. You may go to a movie that is by an actor or actress that feels like we do and are strong about what our military and our president are doing out there, you dont go to their movies and you are hurting them not the ones who ae out there running off at the mouth. Now take for example the Dixie Chicks we know they said something that shouldnt have been said so you punish them by not going to concerts or buying there CDs, but you cant say oh Im not gonna listen to the radio or buy any CDs from the music industry, it just can't work that way. For closing I will say again I agree with what you are saying but there is always the other side. thanks for letting me use my right on your site. think its great that you have done this. God bless and thanks to all our men an women in the military!!!!!!! Shirley


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08 Apr 2003
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08:18:19

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Everyone is entitled to their own opinion. Hollywood has theirs and I have mine but I don't need to inflict my opinion on everyone in my address book


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08 Apr 2003
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08:54:07

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I have no problem with boycotting, but it could also be done in a manner which would be more specific. For instance, I will not see any movie that has Barbara Streisand, Martin Sheen, Tim Robbins or Susan Sarandon affiliated with it. Include in that list Sean Penn & Jeanine (?) Garafalo and any other liberal USA-basher. I already avoid Spielberg films (not an easy task)....but see punishing specific members of Hollywood even more delicious as they will fail as their contemporaries still profit. Certainly, boycotting all of Hollywood would be easier and perhaps induce pressure from their co-workers, but I for one would prefer to see individual failures..... They owe everything to the people who fought for their right to make idiots of themselves, and they should kiss the ground the troops walk on upon their return. I only hope one day they are brought to see the light and realize the error of their ways....


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08 Apr 2003
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08:55:28

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My family and I had already decided to boycott movies, which featured the likes of the "Hollywood Bunch". We also have extended it to television. Opray Winfrey had been my hero for years, until she supported Michael Moore on her program. I will not again watch her program or, support her sponsors. This is the only way I have of fighting back. I do wish whoever wrote this letter would have signed her name. I will; Ruth Sharpe Klamath Falls, Oregon


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08 Apr 2003
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09:01:48

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I agree with all the comments posted on this page. My son-in-law served in the last war, my husband in the Viewnam war. It is so hard to see family, friends and loved ones shipped overseas to a destination that most of us only read about. One thing that made it hard for my husband to come home was the protest and fighting that was going on here in the US. He and others felt like they would be stoned when arriving back. A lot of them did come home to their own countrymen calling them baby killers, etc. Our soldiers are sent to these areas to do a job. Their lives are on the line each and every minute of the day but they do their job to the very best of their ability...some often losing their lives. Movie stars, etc. has chosen a career field that pays them extremely well and allows them more benefits than the average worker will ever see. The hardest battle they fight is for more money and the biggest decisions they make are...do I renew my contract this year, do I hold out for more money, etc. Everyone in the United States does have freedom of speech. Have they thought about where that freedom came from, how many battles were fought to keep that freedom and how many lives have already been lost to that right of free speech. I don't think they have. How many battles were fought here on our home soil? How would these singers and actors feel if Sadam came here to rule over their lives the way he has ruled over his own people. I don't think they would enjoy his way of life. The people of Bagdad and throughout the rest of the country do not know what it is to have their own opinion let alone to voice it out loud or to protest against they way they are being treated. The people in our country need to ask themselves if they would be willig to trade their way of life for the way of life under Sadam's rule. I don't think there would be one American taker. Our President and other leaders of this country do not have easy choices to make. People in the United States need to realize that our President is privy to information that the media, singers, movie stars and the average citizen do not have. He must make decisions based on this information. President Bush goes to the Lord in prayer. He seeks His guidence and His leadership. President Bush could not asked for a better person to be on His side. The greatest commander and chief of all...God himself. I praise God that I have the right to worship freely, to work freely and to voice my opinion freely, but I also understand the cost of these freedoms. I praise God, our President, world leaders and our soldiers. I pray that they come home to many parades, etc. that will show them how much we support and love them for protecting our freedoms and for keeping our country free of war. God Bless America!!!!


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08 Apr 2003
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09:23:00

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Having lost a good friend in the attack on 9/11, I am offended by the statements coming from Bagdad Babs and her ilk in Hollywood. The reality is that these Hollywood types are NOT against war, they are against George Bush. As far as they are concerned, nothing the president does is worthy of their praise. Nothing was said on their part when Clinton got us involved in Kossovo. Hollywood has a right to express its opinion; I also have the right to not attend their movies or rent their garbage, most of which is violent anyway. I am the ex-wife of a regular Army Officer who fought in the Tet Offensive in Hue. After Jane Fonda did her little number in North Viet Nam, we never supported any of her films. Nothing beats the power of the purse!


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08 Apr 2003
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10:00:00

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This email makes great sense to me. These actors don't know anything more than any other person on this planet yet they think because of the millions of dollars they make that they are superior to everyone else. I believe everyone should boycott the theaters and send them all a BIG message. I also think that they are paid way to much money for entertaining and all their salaries should be reviewed and reduced. Signed, Listening in Chicago




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08 Apr 2003
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13:00:00

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It was really wonderful reading your opinion on your web page. I have to say that I agree with you on every thing that you mentioned. I use to watch "The West Wing" but immediately quit after all the hoopla coming from the main star. I got the feeling he thought he was the "Real President". This is just one of all that have been so outspoken against the war. I just pray our soldiers are kept safe and return unharmed. These are "Real Men" and I would much rather watch them on TV as to watch any of these stars who really love to shove their anti-war statements in our faces. It's kinda sad, for I really liked to watch some of these outspoken movie stars, but I have turned them off, for I do not think what their views are will never be mine. I just pray that our "Real President" comes through this really good. For a President, he has really had a lot put on his shoulders since 9-1-1. Personally, I think he has done one-heck-of-a-good-job!!! Thanks, Irene Fletcher, Arkansas


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08 Apr 2003
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14:22:09

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If Iraq exported Bananas.... instead of oil. Would we split? In the 10 Commandments it says 'Thou shalt not kill', right? So where does it say 'except during a war'? GOD bless us all.. everyone on planet earth.


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08 Apr 2003
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14:22:41

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The writer either doesn't know or want to know how many celebrities have donated their time, money and careers to make life better for others. Being against the war is not being against America. How narrow minded some of these comments I read are!


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08 Apr 2003
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14:25:10

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WHAT !!! --Hollywood Entertainers are NOT as wealthy nor powerfully influential as are the OIL BARRENS. Are they? ..... Hollywood makes a lot of noise in open debate..... Oil Barrens and wealthy tycoons make a lot of dangerous and controlling moves in secrecy. Whom do you trust? To liberate is to educate, not eliminate. . Whom do you trust?


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08 Apr 2003
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14:26:30

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Theodore Roosevelt said in 1918 -- "To announce that there must be no criticism of the President or that we are to stand by the President, right or wrong, is not only unpatriotic and servile, but is morally treasonable to the American public."


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08 Apr 2003
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14:29:47

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anyone ever heard ov the Bilderbergers. Check this out http://www.mt.net/~watcher/nwobild2.html ... there must be some improtant information on this site because I have pasted it here before and THEY keep on REMOVING IT. Hiding something are we?


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08 Apr 2003
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14:34:37

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I don't go to movies BUT IF I did I would stop going to see these spoiled self centered people and stop putting money into THEIR pockets. Let's see THEM put their lives on the line for THEIR fellow Americans!! My husband was in the Air Force and he was in Korea during "THE KOREAN CONFLICT"--- I say as long as one G I dies then it IS a war NOT a police actio!! Viet Nam was no picnic either. I am a flag waving PROUD AMERICAN and I don't care WHO knows it either. God bless our men and women of the armed forces and their leaders. I pray (which is a no no too) for our leaders and troops that God will bring ALL of them home safe and soon to their families. GOD BLESS AMERICA!!!!!!!!! DAB from Ohio


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08 Apr 2003
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14:41:13

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One has to wonder, where these "so-called" celebraties, garnered the ability or the right to speak for the average American. No one of their character, or may I say lack of character, should show their face in public let alone speak out against this great nation that enabled them to make mega bucks on limited talents. If I choose someone to speak for me it will be someone who loves this country, has decent ethics, respects the sanctity of marriage, does not live with nor have children by "live in" companions, is not in eternal "recovery", has some education beyond high school in world affairs and government. Their mega bucks does not entitle them to speak for anyone nor give them the right to lambast this country, nor undermine the support of others, far braver then they, who are fighting so that they and others can remain free of tyrany. You either support and love this country in time of struggle or leave it. As a member of a service oriented family, I resent the thought that they speak for any loyal American, myself included. Kay from Delaware.....


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08 Apr 2003
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14:42:23

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One has to wonder, where these "so-called" celebraties, garnered the ability or the right to speak for the average American. No one of their character, or may I say lack of character, should show their face in public let alone speak out against this great nation that enabled them to make mega bucks on limited talents. If I choose someone to speak for me it will be someone who loves this country, has decent ethics, respects the sanctity of marriage, does not live with nor have children by "live in" companions, is not in eternal "recovery", has some education beyond high school in world affairs and government. Their mega bucks does not entitle them to speak for anyone nor give them the right to lambast this country, nor undermine the support of others, far braver then they, who are fighting so that they and others can remain free of tyrany. You either support and love this country in time of struggle or leave it. As a member of a service oriented family, I resent the thought that they speak for any loyal American, myself included.


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08 Apr 2003
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14:46:28

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I believe in democracy and free enterprise. The question that must be asked is at what point does Capitalism become just another form of Communism and control? Too much power (wealth) to a very small number of people. That too is just as scary! If government leaders are philosophers first, then governments will govern and humanity will prosper. Tax breaks to the wealthy, and a reduction in our social programs scares me. Is it up to us to play God and do a number on the people of Iraq and pretend we are so called liberating them with force. Until we feed the homeless here and help all AMERICANS first, we have no business being anywhere else. We have enough violance here at home to contend with. We are not perfect peoples and we should place our focus on our own first! Be an example to the world... not a "ruler". I wont boycott the movies, but I will pray for the safe return of our troops, and I will pray for a humain liberation of the peoples of Iraq. In God I trust... not in our politicians nor in our entertainers.


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08 Apr 2003
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14:51:26

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I agree, It is time that we stood and raised our voices in any way that we can as Americans. We can Boycott the Movies and stay away, not spend our money renting the movies to play on our vcr's DvD's, let them know once and for all that we are tired of thier rehortic.I won't watch a movie on my Televison that has a lot of those Actors in them. As far as I am concerned they have absouletly ruined themselves. I am an american thru and thru and I have 2 nephews over ther fighting this war so they are able to stay here and be free. sigend a Proud American


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08 Apr 2003
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14:51:51

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Hi: I am very proud to have your son serving us and I will keep him in our prayer. All Americans should stop their protesting, you might not like what's going on but it"s going on, so let our troops know you are behind them 100% Marge from Baltimore, Maryland


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08 Apr 2003
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15:03:31

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You got our vote! We are movie lovers who refuse to support any anti-American agenda. We'll enteretain ourselves with other stimuli! The Jim Workmans Goodyear, AZ


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08 Apr 2003
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15:55:13

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I agree 100%! I get so angry when I hear "them" belittle our President. Instead of bad-mouthing him, they need to pray for him. As surely as we pray for our troops and their safety on a daily basis, we need to include our President. Thank you for this website. I hope and pray we will all boycott the movies (and Dixie Chicks' music, as well!)


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08 Apr 2003
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16:14:06

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was the writer male or female, was he/she single or married, does she or he have a name... do they/he/she really beleive what they/he/she is saying... if so... who wrote this letter.


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08 Apr 2003
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16:44:11

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"Most Americans have no real understanding of the operation of the international money lenders. The accounts of the Federal Reserve System have never been audited. It operates outside the control of Congress and manipulates the credit of the United States" -- Sen. Barry Goldwater (Rep. AR) "It is well that the people of the nation do not understand our banking and monetary system, for if they did, I believe there would be a revolution before tomorrow morning." -- Henry Ford


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08 Apr 2003
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16:54:20

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anyone read jounalists in Iraq fired upon. God let there be peace. http://www.sky.com/skynews/article/0,,30000-12283006,00.html send this to the stars... get it right Hollywood.


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08 Apr 2003
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17:25:20

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The only thing I would change is to put the appeal: "Don't support Hollywood " in big letters but it'self....it gets lost in too much copy.


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08 Apr 2003
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17:39:12

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GOD BLESS YOU, OUR BRAVE MEN AND WOMEN ARE OVER THERE PROTECTING YOUR RIGHTS. AND TRYING TO GIVE THE PEOPLE OVER THERE RIGHTS OF THEIR OWN. JUST IMAGINE A DAY WHEN YOU COULDNT SPEAK OUT FOR WHAT YOU BELIEVE. WHY DO YOU THINK THOSE PEOPLE OVER THERE DONT DESERVE TO BE ABLE TO SPEAK OUT. OUR ARMED FORCES ARE NOT THERE BECAUSE THEY WERE FORCED TO JOIN. THEY ARE THERE BECAUSE THEY ARE BRAVE ENOUGH TO DO THINGS MOST OF US ARE NOT. IF HOLLYWOOD IS SO AGAINST WAR TELL ME WHY THEY MAKE SO MANY MOVIES ABOUT IT. TO OUR TROUPS, THEIR FAMILIES, PRESIDENT BUSH AND HIS STAFF. GOD BLESS YOU AND THANK YOU. TAMMY ARISON PA.


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08 Apr 2003
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17:41:53

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Amen!!!!!!!!!!!! JC.


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08 Apr 2003
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18:17:03

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DATE: 4/8/03 TIME:7:22PM HOLLYWOOD IS MADE UP OF PEOPLE JUST LIKE YOU AND I BUT WE HAVE COMMON SENSE ALSO. YOUR WORDS COULD NOT HAVE BEEN SAID ANY BETTER OUR TROOPS NEED OUR SUPPORT AND PRAYERS.


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08 Apr 2003
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18:49:33

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I agree and I am so ashamed of some of the movie stars I loved to watch.I can't say I won't watch their movies anymore,but it better be one I really want to see.Susan Sarandon really makes me mad.Who does she think she is.I bet she wouldn't be so anti war if some of her family had been in the twin towers,or murdered by chemical warfare.I am proud of our president and our troops,they have done a great job and God bless them for protecting us.Thank God for men and women who are taking care of our country,so we can be free.Susna,Martin Sheen,Woody Harelson,Tim Robbins,Dixie Chicks,if you are ashamed of our president,you can go to Irac ,maybe you will like Saddam better. Linda Norton Graham,NC. ps not to be confused with the other Linda Norton,married to John Norton.


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08 Apr 2003
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18:59:14

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I HOPE THIS WAR IS OVER FREEDOM FOR IRAQ. WE'LL SOON SEE WON'T WE? AS FOR AS THE "gollywood" PEOPLE. THIS IS THE WAY I SEE IT. I DON'T THINK A SALESMAN CLASS WOULD EVER TELL YOU TO TALK ABOUT POLITICS OR RELIGION TO YOUR CUSTOMERS. YOUR CUSTOMER MAY NOT AGREE WITH YOUR POINT OF VIEW,THEREFORE, HE WON'T BUY YOUR PRODUCT. DOESN'T SOUND LIKE SOME OF THEM WANT TO SALE YOU ON GOING TO THEIR MOVIES. RIGHT? I BELIEVE PRESIDENT BUSH IS DOING WHAT HIS ADVISORS THINK IS RIGHT. STRANGE UNITED NATIONS DOESN'T GO ALONG WITH THIS LINE OF THINKING.JUST PRAY THE ADMINISTARTION IS DOING THE RIGHT THING FOR ALL CONCERNED. AND BE SURE TO PRAY FOR ALL THE PEOPLE INVOLVED IN THE WAR. GOD WANT US TO PRAY FOR OUR ENEMIES TOO. AND THAT IS VERY HARD TO DO SOMETIMES. JUST AND OLD OKIE. FISHN CHCK@AOL.COM


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08 Apr 2003
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19:03:18

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I SAY FORGET THE MOVIE STARS, I DONT GO TO THE MOVIES NOW AND I NEVER WILL. THERE COMMENTS SHOULD NOT BE SHARED WITH THE WORLD. THEY LIVE IN A MAKE BELIEVE WORLD. ANYONE CAN ACT BUT IT TAKES REAL PEOPLE TO DEFEND THIS GREAT COUNTRY. I TAKE MY HAT OFF TO ALL OUR ARMED FORCES, AND I PRAY TO GOD THAT THEY RETURN SAFELY. PHYLLIS BENICEWICZ


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08 Apr 2003
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19:25:03

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I find it surprising peopel post messages saying the Hollywood Acters and actress's have no brain or they are Un-American. How can thet say such a thing. Could it be that they have a broader understanding on the whole world because most of them have seen more of it than the majority. Could it not be possible they see some things better than the rest of us. How many people have taken the time to view other newspapers from around the world on this war. How many people have taken the time to question CNN or for that matter the President. Question everything you read... and read all you can. Do not beleive anything that you read but think about everything... ALL points of view... then and only then can one even begin to form their own opinions and beliefs. Just because our President is president and the Entertainers are famous does not make either of them correct. The more I read on this subject, the closer I am getting to really knowing what is going on... and Frankly, I'm worried not to many people take the time to question either side. Research and think for yourself. I am glad you sent this email to me.... now I have looked deeper at both points of view. Why don't you do the same? www.whatreallyhappened.com is a strange site with a wierd twist on things... but just maybe they are right... you look for yourself. God bless those who use their God given equipment (brain) and view both and every side to this matter. I am not going to state what side I am on because my opinion is still being formed. But I will say this, I am glad to be more informed than I once was and I am no0t about to boycott, My daughter works at a movie house and she needs a job too.


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08 Apr 2003
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19:57:24

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let them spend a week under Saddam or Bin Laden.


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08 Apr 2003
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20:24:32

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Bob Hope would be very disappointed to see how the actors and directors are acting!! I believe in America and we should help other countries live in peace!! I also feel if you can't support USA and our Troops then leave the country!! It also sad when they did catch terrorist trying to come into USA from Canada. This makes it hard on Canadians. I don't feel all Canadians should be blame for it but I also don't think they should be putting down USA either. God Bless USA!!!! From Diane Hoffman in Phoenix, Arizona


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08 Apr 2003
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21:00:57

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No truer statement have been made....while some may not agree with the war, or how things went about to bring on the war WE AS AMERICANS SHOULD SUPPORT THE TROOPS OUT THERE WHO PUT THEIR LIVES ON THE LINE EVERYDAY. They are out there protecting the rights we as americans take for granted. Maybe we should wake up and smell the coffee and Thank God or who ever you belive in that we have the freedom and rights we do. And be forever thankful for the brave men and women that put their butts on the line to ensure we keep these rights. God bless these brave souls, and may they all come home safely to their loved ones.


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08 Apr 2003
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21:26:07

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my favorite program was west wing. i would put everything on hold when west wing came on but i DO NOT AGREE WITH MARTIN SHEEN OR ANY ONE ELSE THAT DEGRADES OUR COUNTRY AND OUR PRESIDENT .YOUR ACTIONS ARE JUST WHAT THESE COUNTRIES DICTATORS WANT AND YOU ARE HANDING IT TO THEM, CONGRATULATIONS YOU'LL HAVE OUTDONE YOURSELF.WE HAVE FREEDOM AND YOU ARE MAKING US LOOK LIKE A THIRD WORLD COUNTRY.PLEASE WAKE UP ,WAKE UP, i have everything this wonderful country has to offer because our fellow country men and woman have given their lives for all of us that are still here to enjoy it.ITS A SHAME THAT THE HECKLERS BENEFIT TO THE EXPENSE OF OUR MILITARY to all the military that are enlisted in the armed forces WE ARE ALL BEHIND YOU ALL THE WAY,MAY GOD BLESS YOU AND BRING YOU HOME SAFE. TO OUR PRESIDENT THERE ARE MANY MANY MORE WITH YOU THAN THERE ARE AGAINST YOU.WAY TO GO GRAMMARAYMOND41@AOL.COM


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08 Apr 2003
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21:30:09

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I think the protesters should have the "priviledge" of living in Iraq or Kuwait for a year. Then they could see first hand why it is so important to free the innocent citizens of these countries from the iron fist rule of madmen like Saddam. People in these countries have no one offering them a better way of life. At least they will have that after the war is over and their countries are re-built (probably with US dollars.) Jerry Paasch A proud citizen of the US and a proud veteran


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08 Apr 2003
Time:
23:28:22

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Congratulations to the troops fighting with the coalition against the Saddam Husseim regime in Iraq. At the time of this writing, the war is all but over. In the last century we had four major wars, World War 1, World War 2, the Korean War and the Vietnam War. I prowdly served in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict. Born in 1931, I can vividly remember the ticker tape parade in New York when the G.I.s came home after the end of World War 2. Millions of cheering spectators lined the streets to welcome them home. That war was to be the war to end all wars. Unfortunately that was not the case. Accordining to the government records compiled by the American Battle Monuments Commission, ( http://www.abmc.gov/ ), their records indicate that in the four major wars mentioned above, 654,339 Brave Soldiers died and an additional 94,128 are listed as missing in action. These figures do not include the numerous heros lost in the lesser wars and conflicts not to mention the endless thousands that were wounded, many disabled for life. When the present war is ended and the troops come home, we will again celebrate their return. Unfortunately, how quickly we forget their heroic deeds. New York has numerous parades each year attended by millions of spectateors. But the one parade that is sparsely attended is the Vetrans Day Parade, when our proud War Veterans march wearing their spit polish uniforms, displaying their service ribbons and war metals. Somehow this parade doesn't appear to be important to the public. Does this anger me??? God knows it does!!! Then to add insult to injury the present administration saw fit to cut the health care benefits to our heroic veterans. This is the reward they get for fighting and possibly dying, protecting our freedom. Boycott the movies??? Get real!!! The ones that you should be boycotting are the politicians responsible for punishing our heroic Vets by cutting their health benefits. This can easily be done the next time you enter the voting booth during the next election. I'm sure all the Vets would appreciate that effort a lot more than your silly movie boycott. God bless America - God Bless our troops - Forever. Richard Lewis, New Jewsey.


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09 Apr 2003
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08:02:10

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I wish the anti-American celebrities such as Susan Sarandon Michael Moore would take note of the quote by Irish philosopher and statesman, Edmund Burke (1729-1979) who said, "The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing." Thank you, Jana Stukanov Fort Worth, TX stukanov@att.net


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09 Apr 2003
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08:36:53

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I agree with your letter completely and will be more than glad to BOYCOTT HOLLYWOOD. Most of the movies and television shows are not worth seeing anyway. My favorite TV show was West Wing. But now I refuse to watch it until they "elect" another president or "President Barlett" succumbs to his own "real life" ego. Sure they have the right of speech but have they forgotten the price that was paid to give it to them. It sure wasn't free. Who do they think they are? Their self importance staggers me. I don't understand why they can't realize how important it is to give our men and women in the military our undivided support. They need to be encouraging them & letting them know how much Americans appreciate the sacrifices they're making. GOD BLESS PRESIDENT BUSH,THESE YOUNG MEN & WOMEN IN THE MILITARY. AND GOD BLESS AMERICA.


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09 Apr 2003
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09:04:33

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remember when we were taught patriotism in school? We were proud to be an American. Proud of the flag and all it represents. Do you know that the powers that be in Royal Oak Michigan have banned their employees from waring yellow ribbons either on their postal trucks or on their person?


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09 Apr 2003
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10:31:06

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I totally agree with everything you say. I am thankful that God is in control of this and every situation in the world. "The best and worse of man won't change the Savior's plan," He has the "Final Answer, not Regis, Not Hollywood nor any of its famous stars. When we leave God out of things they will never go right. I am thankful for our president and believe he is trusing God for guidance in this war. June Wendt, Fairfield, Ohio


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09 Apr 2003
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11:06:21

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I am proud to be an American--at least what America used to stand for. I support the constitution--you know the thing that elected officials swear to uphold except they don't seem to even know what is in it. I am not an anit-war activist, if a war is constitutional, we need to fight. War with Iraq is clearly unconstitutional. For one thing the president has no right to send troops into war only congress has that right--according to that document that formed our nation the seldom read consitution. Congress has no right giving the president the right to declare war (it says that too), Congress would need a 2/3 vote from the whole country to give the president the right and that never happened. So all of you out there thinking you know so much about this situation, why don't you take a few moments to read what our founding fathers wrote. You just might be surprised to know what is in there. Oh, ya, it says we have a right to speak freely, so although I do not support Hollywood, I still think they have the right to say whatever they choose.


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09 Apr 2003
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11:23:17

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Let's get real! We know what's worth doing in this world! We are not impressed with the Hollywood overpaid "stars". I can easily boycott new movies. So can you! Thanks for recording my humble opinion. God Bless America! Wilma Korab, San Diego, CA


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09 Apr 2003
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12:32:35

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Dear Sean Penn, Never again will I watch any of your movies. What planet are you from? How do you find your way around a movie set anyway? You're so blind that on your visit to Iraq you couldn't see the obvious! The country was in chains and Saddam was a menace to the entire world. You and the rest of the "Hollywood Elite" are a serious danger to this country...I find your actions subversive and boderline treasonous...I wish that you and your ilk would do what Barbara Streisand promised to do after last election and leave the country. The country would be better off, and you would be happier....no, wait a minute...you would not be happy because you wouldn't be able to act like "Hanoi Jane" and perform your mindless little acts of treason and make your outrageous statements, because you wouldn't have the U.S. Constitution to give you your rights and the US Military to protect your rights! What fools you all are. By the way, when is Barbara leaving?


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09 Apr 2003
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13:06:43

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Boy,I am with you all the way!! I have always wondered why CNN and other news agencies interviewed them as 'experts' on such matters anyway! If they have a question about 'make believe' or 'playing roles', then interview them....but when you have a 'real' issue...then interview 'real' people...not those who live the majority of thier lives prentending to be someone other than who they are!! Go figure............and God bless America and may America bless God. Ruby/Arkansas


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09 Apr 2003
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13:16:55

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I think if you are sincere you should hve the guts, to say who you are.After 9/11 don,t ever be afraid to say you are a proud AMERICAN, let the rest of your people, know. Your letter is very true, I think you live with a bunch of idiots. The UNITED STATES OF AMERICA IS NOT PERFECT, BUT WE DAM SURE ARE THE BEST!!! ""GO BUSH GO LETS ROLL"" WE WILL NEVER FORGET!! Bill Brigham upstate N.Y. It,s easy to b an American,I pledge alligiance to the flag of the UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, love it , or leave it!!


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09 Apr 2003
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15:47:22

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Hollywood Entertainers are not as wealthy nor powerfully influential as are the OIL BARRENS. Are they? People do not rebel against not being free when they think they are!


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09 Apr 2003
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16:24:32

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Amen Amen Amen check this out too!! We'lll show them... wont we! www.voxfux.com/archives/00000085.htm


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09 Apr 2003
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18:02:16

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I agree!!!!!!!!!!


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09 Apr 2003
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18:09:15

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I wish this could be sent to every school child. Although each of us have a right to sau our feelings and beliefs I don't think that our entertainment have the right to exploit their milolions of contacts. From a retired USArmy and USAirForce Pilot of several wars starting with WWII.


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09 Apr 2003
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18:44:33

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I LOVE this Country, and I am proud of our commander and chief and our troops! What they are doing for the people of Iraq is unbelieveable!!! I watched the FOX news network today and I seen the joy in the eyes of the Iraqi people! I watched them rip down pictures and statues of Saddam. They ran freely in the streets of Baghdad and greeted our troops with respect!!! They thanked Our President over and over on NATIONAL TELEVISION!!!!! They needed the help of the USA....AND THEY GOT IT!!!!!!!!!!!The torture rooms they showed made me sick to my stomache!!!! The stories told by the people of Iraq put chills down my spine like never before!!!!! THIS SHOULD HAVE BEEN STOPPED MANY MANY YEARS AGO!!!! HOW CAN THE PEOPLE OF HOLLYWOOD NOT SEE THAT??????????? GEORGE CLOONEY, BARBARA STRIESAND, LITTLE MISS DIXIE CHICK AND ALL THE OTHERS OF HOLLYWOOD THAT DO NOT SUPPORT THIS WAR HAVE SEEN THIS GOING ON AS WELL, AND STILL DO NOT SUPPORT OUR COMMANDER AND CHEIF!!!! ARE THEY INHUMAN!!!!!CAN HAVING THAT MUCH MONEY AND A LIFE OF LUXURY REALLY DISTORTE A MIND TO THAT EXTENT? I DON'T KNOW WHO IN THE HELL THEY THINK THEY ARE, BUT THEY ARE NO FRIEND OF MINE!!!!!!!!!! I ALWAYS THOUGHT MR.CLOONEY WAS THE SEXIEST MAN ALIVE, BUT KNOW I SEE THAT INSIDE GEORGE CLOONEY IS AN UGLY, UGLY MAN! NATLIE AND BARBARA WERE MY TWO FAVORITE SINGERS, BUT THEY DON'T SOUND SO GODD TO ME NOW!!! SHUT UP HOLLYWOOD! YOUR OVERPAID, IGNORANT AND YOU HAVE NO IDEA WHAT IT MEANS TO BE AMERICAN!!!! GOD Bless President Bush, ALL of our troops, the people of Iraq, and All of entertainers in Hollywood that have enough common sense to know: THEY NEEDED US...AND WE WERE THERE!!! P.S. THANKS FOR LETTING ME VENT! DEBORAH A. MARCELLE , WISCONSIN


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09 Apr 2003
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19:14:48

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I also agree with what the original letters says. I've read in some of these posts that everyone has a right to their opinion..and yes they do...but for an American actor...to stand on foreign soil...soil that American soldiers helped liberate....berate our President, and therefore, our country, for this current situation..seems almost treasonist. If that actor would only realize...those actions would be punishable by death in the area that we are fighting against. Need I say more...


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09 Apr 2003
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19:37:27

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I am so proud of our service men & my thoughts & prayers are with them. I have a grandson on the USS IWO JIMA Today April 9th is his birthday, he's 25 yrs old now. What a great day in history this is when Sadam was all but defeated in Bagdad. There's just the clean up now. What a great Country we have


Town Hall Meeting
09 Apr 2003
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23:02:14

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The voices of a few loud mouths don't make a majority. Just who are your willing to listen to? How about the many thousands of people employed by the entertainment industry? They comprise part of that 70% of us that support our troops and the decisons of our government that sent them to Iraq. Avoid the movies of those loudmouths if you want to, but use some common sense. Who are you really affecting by a boycott of the movie business?


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10 Apr 2003
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04:43:07

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with higher taxes and budget cuts everywhere (those two things spell danger).... I am convinced ALL places to work are getting bad- even worse than bad. Employers pay higher taxes,,, insurance is way up,,,, employee benefit cost to employers way up... the cost of doing business way up,,, transportation and shipping costs way up... harder and harder every where to get ahead. Consumers through necessity have got more demanding because their disposable income is way down so that adds pressure everywhere. The chosen few who rule get it all. No such thing anymore of finding a job where you can find peace with a pay check. Just the way it is today. This IS A WAR ABOUT MONEY... money to the few rich families that contol the world governments and you and I. The entertainers see the truth.


Town Hall Meeting
10 Apr 2003
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04:43:57

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with higher taxes and budget cuts everywhere (those two things spell danger).... I am convinced ALL places to work are getting bad- even worse than bad. Employers pay higher taxes,,, insurance is way up,,,, employee benefit cost to employers way up... the cost of doing business way up,,, transportation and shipping costs way up... harder and harder every where to get ahead. Consumers through necessity have got more demanding because their disposable income is way down so that adds pressure everywhere. The chosen few who rule get it all. No such thing anymore of finding a job where you can find peace with a pay check. Just the way it is today. This IS A WAR ABOUT MONEY... money to the few rich families that contol the world governments and you and I. The entertainers see the truth.


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10 Apr 2003
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04:46:33

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If Iraq exported Bananas.... instead of oil. Would we split? No doubt about it!!!!!


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10 Apr 2003
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04:50:25

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HALLELUJAH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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10 Apr 2003
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05:53:12

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Hurray for you!!! It's about time somebody said the right thing. I've received lots of e-mails reguarding the war and sending our prayers and I've signed all of them. These soldiers are fighting for us to be free and beable to speak our minds. Think what it would be like we couldn't do that? I enjoy my life being free and want to keep it that way. God Bless the USA and the soldiers who are making it so I will someday see my grandchildred in a free country.


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10 Apr 2003
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06:49:07

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I live in Norfolk, VA and work on a Navy base. I am a Viet Nam Era veteran. My son is a captain in the Air Force and my daughter still lives here in Norfolk. We know both male and female friends, children, siblings, spouses and other relatives that are in the military supporting the war. You can probably guess my position. Viet Nam was sometimes wrong but the people supporting their country and answering their country's were not. Iraq I feel, is a just cause and I am proud to be supporting the effort. We were attacked om 9/11 and other times and I don't believe that we will totally rid the world of tyranny and terrorism but we certainly work to minimise it. Many of you are saying bravo to the lady that wrote the initial letter. She certainly deserves praise for starting her campain. I would like to say Bravo Zulu to both the military and cilivians here and overseas in support of this and other efforts. Remember the USS Cole (and other events). They have come after us and there is no one left. Dave Shannon, Norfolk, Va


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10 Apr 2003
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10:05:29

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I am 100% in agreement with you. There's no wonder the rest of the world seems to have an opinion that we are spoiled, extravagant Americans whose only concerns lie in the most trivial things like an obsession with the "beautiful people" of Hollywood. I have no problem boycotting Hollywood and everything it represents at this time. Thanks for providing a venue to say my peace!


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10 Apr 2003
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10:14:52

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Let us not confuse supporting troops with supporting the war. Soldiers are taught to do what their commanding officer tells them. The soldiers are brave and courageous and I support them, but how can I suppot a war that is not fought for our freedom. President Bush says we are going to war to uphold UN mandates. Our founding fathers told us we should not have any foreign alliances such as the UN. If you read your history books you will find that. George Washington, Alexander Hamilton, Thomas Jefferson, and on the list goes. If the reason for this war is 9/11, keep in mind, Suddan may have supported Al Queda, but so has China, Russia, Korea, Iran and so on. Why don't we go after them. Why? Because They could really hurt us, Iraq does not have the capability to hurt us. If they had, why haven't they before this?


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10 Apr 2003
Time:
10:26:46

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Boycott the crap out of the Iraq Chicks, I mean Dixie Chicks. They make millions off of use and then talk bad about the ones that give them the freedom to do so!! Go Bush!!


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10 Apr 2003
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10:39:46

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I'm in high agreement. I mostly boycott movies anyway because of the unGodly content in them. I also enjoyed the "This Land Is Your Land" music. Lisa from Palm Bay, FL


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10 Apr 2003
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I agree whole heartedly. I have been boycotting hollywood for years! I will not fund their pockets. I will not watch certain TV shows, and buy certain products that are advertised during the time slots. When "they" said they were going to leave America, why didn't they? It's time to put a muzzle on these elitists who are nothing but socialists.


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10 Apr 2003
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God Bless America! I 100% agree with not supporting hollywood. Our time and energy should be spent praying for our brave men and women who are putting their lives on the line for freedom; freedom for a foreign country. Also for our president and others leaders that they would continue to stand strong in this battle. I extend my sympathys to the families who have already lost loved ones. May they know we will never forget their ultimate sacrifice for freedom. Freedom is not free. Kathie Hughes


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10 Apr 2003
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11:47:40

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God Bless America! I 100% agree with not supporting hollywood. Our time and energy should be spent praying for our brave men and women who are putting their lives on the line for freedom; freedom for a foreign country. Also for our president and others leaders that they would continue to stand strong in this battle. I extend my sympathys to the families who have already lost loved ones. May they know we will never forget their ultimate sacrifice for freedom. Freedom is not free. Kathie Hughes


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10 Apr 2003
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I am a United States Sailor and my husband is also a United States Sailor. He has already left proudly in support of this war and I await my turn to go. We are both only children. Although it is dificlt for them to understand they do, for they to have served and served proudly. My only hope is that uninformed people who have never served nor have any one close to them that have for they would know how we felt if they had.


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10 Apr 2003
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15:13:46

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I haven't gone to more than a dozen movies in the last 20 or so years because they were getting so raunchy & in some cases unbelievably out of touch with the real life as we know it. I didn't vote for Bush. However whether I do or do not vote for whoever wins the election for president, I am a firm believer in standing behind the person who has that job. It is not an easy job for anyone. The way these entertainers are showing such disrespect for this man right now, I say also "BOYCOTT THE MOVIES" and keep doing it. God Bless this president for having the gumption to do what he is doing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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10 Apr 2003
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15:17:42

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Thank you for being so well spoken.


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10 Apr 2003
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15:17:52

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Hi! I totally agree with the comments that have been made. I have a son in the Marine Corps who is new to military life. He is only 19. Why dont some of these entertainers go and live what these young men and women are going through. I dont go to a lot of movies and will not now. God bless America! If you dont support our leaders and our freedom these people are giving you; you need to head down the road. Pray for our president and our military!!!


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10 Apr 2003
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10 Apr 2003
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MY FAMILY & I HEARTLY AGREE WITH YOU & YOUR COMMENTS ABOUT THE FEW IN HOLLYWOOD THAT HAVE THE MEDIA AT THEIR FINGERTIPS TO SAY ANYTHING THEY WANT TO BRING CREDIT TO THEIR CAUSE. THEY DON'T SEEM TO CARE FOR THE 70% OF THE PEOPLE WHO LIVE IN THE REAL WORLD. THEY DON'T CARE ABOUT THE MOTHERS, FATHERS, WIVES, HUSBANDS & CHILDREN WHOSE LOVED ONES ARE PUTTING THEIR LIVES IN HARMS WAY. THEY CONTINUE TO FLAUNT THEIR IDEAS ON EVERYONE WHO WILL BELIEVE THAT THEY ARE CREDITABLE. GOD BLESS YOU & YOUR FAITH IN THE AMERICAN PEOPLE.GOD BLESS OUR SERVICEMEN & WOMEN, & THE FAMILIES WHO PRAY FOR THE SAFE RETURN OF ALL. I WILL FORWARD YOUR E-MAIL TO EVERYONE ON MY E-MAIL LIST. WE MUST NOT FORGET THAT IT WAS THE U.S.A THAT WAS ATTACKED ON 9/11. WHERE WERE THE HOLLYWOOD VOICES THEN? THEY SAID THEY WERE OUTRAGED AGAINST WHAT HAPPENED, BUT THEY SURE FORGOT FAST THAT WE DID NOT START THIS. SUDDAM & HIS TERRORISTS DID. WE JUST INTEND TO FINISH IT SO NO ONE ELSE HAS TO GO THROUGH ANOTHER 9/11.


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10 Apr 2003
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18:19:39

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AFTER READING YOUR COMMENTS RE THE HOLLYWOOD ENTERTAINERS GIVING THEIR OPINION ABOUT ENTERING THE WAR, I FEEL THAT YOU HAVE MISSED THE MARK. YOU STATE THAT EVERYONE IS ENTITLED TO HIS OR HER OPINION, THEN YOU WANT TO PENALIZE THEM FOR EXPRESSING SAME. I FEEL THAT EACH PERSON SHOULD FORM HIS OWN OPINION ON ANY TOPIC AND NOT BE UNDULY INFLUENCED BY OTHERS JUST BECAUSE OF THEIR STATURE IN LIFE - NOT EVEN THE PRESIDENT. I PERSONALLY LIKE TO LISTEN OR READ ABOUT A WIDE SPECTRUM OF OPINIONS; IT WIDENS MY KNOWLEDGE BUT DOESN'T NECESSARILY CHANGE MY POINT OF VIEW. INSTEAD OF BEING NEGATIVE AND PUNITIVE, OPEN YOUR MIND, OUR MILITARY ARE FIGHTING FOR OUR FREEDOM TO SPEAK AS WELL AS FOR THE IRAQI PEOPLE'S FREEDOM TO LIVE WITHOUT OPPRESION.


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10 Apr 2003
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18:49:42

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My voice is but one of many who appreciate the freedoms granted by the lives of our beloved soldiers (many generations of my family). Many in the entertainment industry have destroyed the decency, trust, security and enjoyment that was once apart of a moral lifestyle. We are "One Nation Under God;" this country was founded to secure these freedoms and we have always held the right to help others obtain these same freedoms. Our loving heavenly Father has not, nor will ever changed; His son Jesus has not, nor will ever changed and I will always stand for the rights given to me by God and my country. I agree that boycotting all entertainment is one of the best ways of getting the message across. Praise God, for blessing us with a president that is not influenced by the opinions of those who do not stand for the freedoms that many have died to preserve. May God bring our soldiers back home to the country that loves them and honors them. Thank President Bush and Prime Minister Tony Blair. We honor you and the soldiers under your commands.


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10 Apr 2003
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22:15:37

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YOU HIT THE NAIL ON THE HEAD WITH COMMENTS THAT ENTERTAINERS ARE NOT MORE INTELLIGENT AND NOT MORE PRIVY TO INSIDE INFORMATION THAN WE, THE GENERALPUBIC ARE. YES, THEY'RE ABUSING THEIR STATUS AS MODERN-DAY ICONS WHEN THEY SPEAK OUT AGAINST OUR COUNTRY, THE COUNTRY WHICH ALLOWS THEM FREEDOM OF SPEECH! THAT'S IRONIC, ISN'T IT? I WAS VERY APPREHENSIVE ABOUT "PRE-EMPTIVE ACTION", UNTIL I GAVE WW-II A LITTLE THOUGHT. IN HINDSIGHT, PRE-EMPTIVE ACTION MIGHT HAVE STOPPED HITLER IN HIS TRACKS TO MADNESS OF DESIRING WORLD DOMINATION, IN HIS RUTHLESS SLAUGHTER OF MILLIONS OF MOTHERS, FATHERS, SISTERS AND BROTHERS. HOW FAR WOULD SADDAM HAVE GONE, IF LEFT UN-CHECKED? THE ONLY WAY TO PREVENT TERRORIST ACTIVITY IS TO CHANGE THEIR WAY OF THINKING; THEY CANNOT BE SIMPLY ANNIHILATED OR SWEPT UNDER THE CARPET. PERHAPS WHEN THEY SEE THEIR FAMILIES LIVING BETTER LIVES, THEY'LL BE LESS WILLING TO DO SUICIDE MISSIONS WHEN THERE'S HOPE FOR BETTER TOMORROWS. UNDER SUCH DEPRESSIVE DOMINATION AS THEY HAVE LIVED, IT'S ALMOST UNDERSTANDABLE WHY THEY WERE WILLING TO "BUY INTO " THE THEORY THAT COMMITTING SUICIDE WAS A HEROIC ACT, ONE WHICH WOULD PROVIDE AN INCOME FOR THEIR SURVIVING FAMILY MEMBERS. THEY, TOO, VALUE LIFE, BUT THEIR WAY OF LIVING WAS SO DEPRIVED THAT DEATH WAS ALMOST A WELCOME RELIEF FROM THE DAY-TO-DAY STRUGGLE OF EXISTENCE, WHILE THEIR LEADERS BASKED IN SUCH OPPULENCE AS TO BE OBSCENE JUST A VERY SHORT DISTANCE FROM HOMELESS AND STARVING POPULATIONS. I SINCERELY WISH SOME OF OUR POLITICIANS AND ENTERTAINERS WOULD COME DOWN FROM THEIR IVORY TOWERS LONG ENOUGH TO HEED MESSAGES ON THE INTERNET OPINIONS FROM ANOTHER GAL WHO'S PROUD TO BE AN AMERICAN OF RECENT EUROPEAN DECENT.


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10 Apr 2003
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22:23:04

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I'm appalled at the hatred with which your writer criticizes the Hollywood community. While saying that they have a right to their opinion, the writer trashes them for voicing their concern. Like many of the so-called "Hollywood community", I disagree with the war. I think we rushed into it for reasons kept secret from the American public by a president who seems to have forgotten that Freedom of Speech is one of the most precious freedoms we have. If Bush can't tolerate public criticizm of his actions, he's (in some ways) almost like Saddam who wouldn't allow any criticizm of his actions. Like me, most of the famous DO support the TROOPS......They merely do NOT support the fact that the U.S. entered a war even over the opposition of the United Nations. I'd sure hate to see the U.S. become the bully we once feared the USSR would become! We hope to see the war end rapidly and with a few casualties as possible.....on BOTH sides! And instead of spewing hatred at you, I wish you PEACE and LOVE. Leanne


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10 Apr 2003
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I am hoping that most of them will be leaving the country soon. They promised to do so after Bush was elected and now maybe they will carry out their promises. Perhaps they will go to Germany or better yet France. I'm sure they will find happy homes there. Ruth Pembleton, Peoria Arzona


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11 Apr 2003
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Why is it that Americans have always left their country to assist others who are deep in it? Had the USA not gone to Europe would Hitler have got his way? Musolini or Lenin? Did we take any land? Did we establish or impose our own type of government there? History is bound to repeat itself because people just don't remember. There have always been protesters for a number of reasons. Maybe to get more publicity....maybe because they just don't remember, or worse yet...don't know enough to make an informative/intelligent decision. Some are guilty just by their youth. There will always be these kinds of people. The cards have been dealt a long time ago and the US, far from being perfect (but always aspiring to become), has endured because of its moral and military might. And I might add...with the Grace of God.


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11 Apr 2003
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02:16:37

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i totally agree with your message here. I haven't watched "the west wing" in about a month. this has been really hard b/c it was one of my favorties. you can protest the war all you want but it is our moral and patriotic duty to support our president and our troops. I made it through the clinton years, now these liberal idiots can make it through the bush years.


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11 Apr 2003
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05:07:33

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I have read the comment's made by several people, I can not understand their point of view, how does boycotting the actor's in Hollywood help our troop's that are now fighting a senseless war, no doubt we will win this one, but remember we are now a hated country just because your so called religious president had to kill innocent people, did he think about the commandent THOU SHALL NOT KILL, if he is such a great person then please explain to me why our econmy is going downhill faster than a snowball headed for hell, why are so many people in America homeless, hungry, out of work and never receive any help, but after destroying Iraq, we are going to rebuilt it get real, wonder how many of Bush's conies will be in the industry that will be doing the rebuilding! I simply cannot surport this President he is a war mongul and only want's to show his power, he isn't fighting and I do bet on this one non of his relative's are in the war either. You self righteous people all declare your love of God then go about trying to put other people down for their belief's get real that is not religion that is being a bully. WHAT IS WAR GOOD FOR ABSOLUTELY NOTHINH EXCEPT KILLING INNOCENT PEOPLE that have suffered enover time because people will not let them voice their right's without being made fun of I voice mind loud and clear surport our troop's bring them home to help America not Iraq, let those people chose their own fate has God would intent them to do. Do not surport anything Cowboy Bush say's to do he is a liar, a murderer, and a cheat he need's to be inpreached from office,thank you those are my belief's like them or not who care's not me I am a American I have the right to voice my opinion don't I? Mary florida


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11 Apr 2003
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11 Apr 2003
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05:51:18

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The United Nations blew this one. What is sad is that the World does not care for the rights of poeple to have a free choice.The world comunity could have stopped this war 12 years ago. The people that are protesting the war where were they when saddum gased his own people.Yes this war will raise our taxes and yes the arib world hates us. But i say so what, we must do what is right.Because nobody else will.Its a sad world that we still must have war to settle a conflict. Maybe since the news coverage is so good we will have no more. But i doubt it because the world is greedy and they don't care for the good free life.


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11 Apr 2003
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06:54:47

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Thank you for the chance to comment about this letter. I too agree with the woman that wrote it. I have a nephew serving in the Marines there and I am so proud of him as well as all of the service people serving. The Hollywood community, actors, directors and so on, have the attitude that they are now so powerful because they make so much money off of us, that they feel they can do pretty much and get away with it. Not just murder, drugs or theft, but even to the point that they can humiliate our country by speaking out against our president. Have they forgotten 911? Have they forgotten that we were attacked here on our on land and how we lost so many innocent people that day. I won't forget it ever, and I support our president and our troops 100 percent. I will not go and see any movie that Susan Saranden or Tim Robins are in, and I won't purchace any music that the Dixie Chicks recorded or any other artist that has spoken out against the war,our president or our troops. God Bless America,God Bless our troops and President Bush.


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11 Apr 2003
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The Us.Briton has won.Iraq is devistated. hospitals are pillaged, looting has run amok.Water is nil.food is limted, women and children are dieing for lack of hospital care.What a site to be proud of Vern Mittelholtz


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11 Apr 2003
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08:28:49

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I wholeheartedly agree, and think your message is very well said! Thank you for starting this suggestion to boycott movies in order to make a significant point to those entertainers who try to sway public opinion by making political statements. I have thought for a long time that those in Hollywood are 'out of touch' with mainstream America; that they live in a fantasy-land. I believe it is inappropriate for entertainers to abuse their celebrity status to make political statements ... for or against. They are paid to sing, dance and act. That's what I want to see them do. With you all the way, Sandy in Houston


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11 Apr 2003
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08:59:34

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I've read through the comments, and notice that the comment on "Oil Barren" has been posted about five times. It MUST be the same person, because they continue to use the same incorrect spelling of "oil baron." Others also continue to repeat their same message. I would suggest that everyone try to convey their opinion on their first try, so they don't feel compelled to stutter the same message. Sandy in Houston


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11 Apr 2003
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09:49:30

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I am in full agreement with you. If not for our soldiers and president, we would not be free to even be able to write this e-mail. Times like this all must band together and be one. We need to let our soldiers know, we support them and we are all praying for them. God Bless you.


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11 Apr 2003
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09:51:37

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Well done! Well thought out! Everyone, after all, is is brother's keeper and the fact that the U.S. is recognizing that role is amazing after eight year's of trying to define what "is" means. Despots such as Hussein and his family and cronies should have no place in this world (and deserve what they get in the next.) Even those who do not believe in the "next", and perhaps arguably even the more so, should recognize that the atrocities committed by Hussein et al. is more than enough reason to undertake what the UN, France, Russia and others would not undertake because of their own economic/political interests regardless of the links Hussein et al. had with WMD and terrorists. While I truly believe that everyone should have the right of free speech, using the bully pulpit that is available to "Hollywood Glitz and Glamour" needs to be characterized for what it is; an attempt to use undue influence. You have helped set the record straight!


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11 Apr 2003
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09:57:36

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This e-mail was forwarded to me form a dear friend, and I too will forward it to others. It has deeply irritated me as I watch some of the "stars" voice their anti-war opinions. I will no longer go to the movies as my husband and I did for entertainment! I have another suggestion, let us send these stars to Iraq and have them try speaking their mind in opposition of anything pro Iraq. And finally I will leave you with a question, Alec Baldwin threatened to leave United States not to long ago, has he left yet, if not I wonder why?


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11 Apr 2003
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14:24:36

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ATTENTION: Mary fron Florida - (11 Apr 2003-05:07:33) - I would suggest you visit web-site ( http://www.internationalanswer.org/ ).


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11 Apr 2003
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15:01:03

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100% out to lunch! Your research on this war and on the US constitution is obviously minimal. Firstly- you slander the Hollywood entertainers for exercising their right to free speech.- how UN AMERICAN. Secondly, you make claims that they do not support the troops and that is ludicrous... supporting the troops and believing in the war are TWO ISSUES. Thirdly- Our media, who is owned in most part by the same people who HOG the oil revenues worldwide are the same people. PLEASE WAKE UP!!! They have you narrow-minded individuals believing they are liberating the peoples of Iraq. Get real people- we would not be there if it was not for the oil. We have enough homeless peoples, enough peoples in bad marriages, enough drug addicts, enough criminals, enough peoples in poverty careers right here in "GOD OLD USA".... and it is GETTING WORSE. Our tax dollars go up and our social benifits go down, figure that one out. Praise God some of us use our powers of obsevation and reason... maybe you should too!


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11 Apr 2003
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15:11:04

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I was not going to comment until I read other comments posted. Some people posted the same comments over and over on both sides. I find that interesting. Then a narrow-minded grammar critic chastised one individual for using the wrong spelling of "Oil Barren". Maybe the truth of that statement hurt them too much so the had to vent. I do not believe we are fighting this war for the right reasons. I do not believe we had the right to go against the United Nations and I will never boycott the movie industry. There- I said my comments... like them or not. Period. Charles Derwin NORK YORK CITY.


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11 Apr 2003
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15:11:39

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P.S. - Banana split!!!


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11 Apr 2003
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16:01:19

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When will Hanoi Jane shut here mouth? I'm not iqnorant and I lot smarter than she'll ever be. She shouldn't be out of jail yet for what she did in Hanoi in 1972. What she did was to insure the death of POW's held at the time. Murdered by her weither she wants to admit it or not. Adding to the misery of the ones the lived thru the beatings. We need for her to apoligies again......I don't think so this time. She should be put on trial for what she did in 1972. I think I know where the problem lies, Saddam owes her money just like he does Russia, France abd China. God Bless America and Pray for the POW's, the missing and Our Troops. Larry M. Wilson MSG (retired)


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11 Apr 2003
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16:26:20

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I strongly agree. After September the 11th surly their heads should be out of the clouds. But oh yell, that is where they live - in a pretend world. As a nation we must take care of ourselves and others that cannot take care of themselves. The thought of what the people of Iraq suffered and the protential of what Saddam could do to us (as a nation), how could we sit and do nothing? I do not understand the concept behind leaving Iraq alone and Iraq will leave us a lone. Where does this though come from? If september 11th did not wake people up, I do not want to see what would. I am behind our nation and our troops 100%. I thank the men and women who are protecting us. I feel I am in very safe hands and I am very proud of them.


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11 Apr 2003
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16:40:48

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It appears that the war in Iraq is all but over. President Bush, with the efforts of our heroic troops, have succeeded in defeating Saddam Hussein and fulfilled his promise to give the people of Iraq their freedom. The thieves of Baghdad have seen fit to loot and plunder anything that is not nailed down. They are also now free to burn down what's left of the city and they also have the freedom to approach the very soldiers that gave them their freedon with explosives in the hopes of killing them. I say, as a supporter of our troops, now that they have accomplished the goal that President Bush wanted them to obtain, BRING THEM HOME !!! The Iraqis are now free to do what they want with their country. If they want to burn it to the ground, so be it, but our men in uniform should not be expected to sacrifice their lives trying to stop that from happening. Bring them home right now!!! Richard lewis, New Jersey


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11 Apr 2003
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16:44:23

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I applaud you for speaking out,I feel that the Hollywood crowd needs to be quiet when it comes to politics especially if they speak against our President and the government although it is their right to do so they must realize that the majority of their fans are not going to accept their stand after the whole situation is over.I gave up West Wing because of Martin Sheen and the list goes on.So,bravo to you and I pray for your family and our most precious soldiers who are risking their lives be it for the Iraqi people or anyone else that might need help.God Bless America and All Who Serve!! MsMaxie332@aol.com


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11 Apr 2003
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19:13:26

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I agree that Hollywood needs to keep their opinions to themselves, but by boycotting the movie theaters, we are hurting our local people that work there and run the theaters. I think there has to be a better way to get our points across than hurting our local economys.


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11 Apr 2003
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19:37:09

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BRAVO! IT'S ABOUT TIME WE STOOD TOGETHER AS AMERICANS AND SUPPORT OUR COUNTRY AND OUR BELOVED TROOPS. MAYBE THIS IS THE BEGINNING OF A TRUE REVIVAL OF THE REAL AMERICA.


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11 Apr 2003
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20:30:09

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This has been put so beautifully. I am in 100% agreement to boycot Hollywood. I will do my part. I'll send this on and on.I will not be spending my money to benefit these "Bush" haters. I intend to hit them in the pocketbook. D. Harris


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12 Apr 2003
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00:01:41

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After reading your letter, I had to let you know that I agree perfectly with you on this! I have a problem that is driving me crazy and would like to get some feedback on it from some of your readers, if possible. My husband and I disagree on the war. He doesn't think we should have gone there, and we haven't accomplished what we set out to do either. No weapons of mass destruction. Now, my problem is not what he thinks, because he is entittled to his opinion. My problem is, how to COPE with that opinion. He makes fun of the war all the time. He does not believe that the Trade Center incident has any thing to do with Iraq,and that it has been proven it doesn't (according to him) It's just so hard for me to sit there and listen to him! No matter what I say, he sticks to his guns! But it hurts me that we are not in agreement on this important isssue.


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12 Apr 2003
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play along - stick to your opinion too. But one thing for sure- if it becomes an issue for your marriage, then you both have to talk about that and lay it aside. The only aspects of this war that will effect your home life is how the results of the war shape the world. We have enough problems in our own families and we do not need to take on the world problems and make them our own. That does not mean we should not think about what is going on,,how you think about what is going on "should effect your voting and what issues in the world you feel strong enough to rally suport or pledge your support too". That is what is happening... people pro war are rallying to support... while people against are doing the same. Both are correct in their own minds and nothing will ever change that.,, but all we can do in life is make the most of ourselves. We can not make the most of our jobs, our family life nor our friends unless we FIRST focus on ourselves. I am listening to what I am writing BIG TIME as it is a lesson I need to listen to myself.... thanks for asking for this type of feedback. neils@excite.com


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12 Apr 2003
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we all must remember- a mind changed against it's will, is of the same opinion still.


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12 Apr 2003
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05:31:44

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observation and reason


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12 Apr 2003
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12 Apr 2003
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I am a proud American, with family and friends currently serving in the military. I just read all the comments and was amazed at the diversity and many different opinions. Do you know what else amazed me? That WE can express our opinions, either for or against, and have no fear of being tortured or murdered because we did. How did we obtain this "freedom"...it wasn't by being "nice" and turning the other cheek. We fought for our rights, and that is what the people of Iraq are trying to do. I am proud of Bush, to have the foresight, to see what the future would be, if something isn't done now. Bush is a compassionate man, and this war has been planned to carefully seek out certain targets, and to try as much as humanly possible to avoid civilian losses. With any war, accidents do happen, and it saddens all of us. We are trying to make friends instead of enemies. Our future as well as the Iraq's depend on freedom and a peaceful co-existance. No one likes or wants war, that is a given, but when we sit by and let terrorists like Osama and Saddam murder and torture and use women and children as human sheilds to protect his palaces and belongings, in MY opinion, there is no greater evil, and we cannot "turn the other cheek" . So many people say that it's "money and oil"...well , you all use both of those things, and why should one man have it all, and allow his people to live in poverty and misery while he cruises around in floating palaces . The people of Iraq should be allowed to share in the wealth and live a decent life as well. How would you feel,if you were living in Iraq right now? Would you be able to speak out and say, hey, this isn't fair? Not if you wanted to live, or if you wanted your families to live. Getting rid of evil is not only a desire, it is a must. And speaking of evil, Hollywood could use some cleaning up too..I respect their right to speak their opinions, but since when are their opinions so worth listening to? After all, they are willing to bare themselves and participate in highly offensive movies all for the sake of money, so are they talking out of both sides of their mouths? Kinda like the forked tongue syndrome? They too spread evil by demoralizing themselves in offensive sexual and brutal movies for money, and get rewards for it. I think something is deffinately rotten in Hollywood. You can rarely obtain a movie that doesn't have swear words or sex or violence in them, yet they claim that "peace" not war is the answer. War is sometimes needed to obtain peace. And until the movie stars start respecting themselves and others, I do not have much respect for them. Oh, I do like a good movie, but they are hard to find. And only in America can they earn money doing things no decent person would do. Think about it. SLanda, Iowa Usa


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12 Apr 2003
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08:40:43

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Yes - SLanda,of Iowa Usa.... you have your belief that we are doing this for the purpose of liberating the peoples of Iraq. I do not believe it was our job, nor do I belive that it was a call from God that we do such a thing. The evil ways of the "past??" leader of Iraq no doubt are wrong.... in time the people themselves would have taken back what was theirs. Example- you do not kill an abusive husband to liberate the woman. The woman who chooses to stay in that situation is as much to blame as the man. "She stays". We have our freedom because we slaughterd the Native Aborigonals of North America and forced our ways upon them..... and that was wrong too. This war is WRONG. If your beliefs are entirely correct then please go grab a weapon and start cleaning up your own neibourhood and see if the rest of USA will stand behind your actions and give you honor and a medal for your "duty to good." ..... HELLO ???????


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12 Apr 2003
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08:48:23

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also - if there was no people going to see the trash that is available on screen... they would not produce those type of movies. Our problems are great enough at home... we have no business being in Iraq


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12 Apr 2003
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08:49:30

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I disagreed with the sending of our American service men and women to a farway place to oust this monster. I am worried that we will be left to continue more crusades and chose the next greater evil. How many of our sons and daughters need die to further the finacial gains of a few privaleged Americans. Yet, I agree with what has been said here,,, Hollywood has the right to speak out but they are only actors and actresses. They don't posess a greater understanding of life and it is up to every American to exercise their right to ignore these pompass blowhards. I have supported our troops always,, I will continue to question the economic gains of those in power.God bless our toops may the rest come home safe. Paul Grybowski, Orlando


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12 Apr 2003
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08:58:25

Town Hall Comments

This op-ed piece is a powerful piece of writing. I support everything said therein. I am pro Bush, pro the need to confront a madman as is Saddam Hussein, pro our military and very much pro America. I shall address specific events. I believe that the comments made by that member of the "Dxie Chicks" country music fame are nothing less than disgusting. If we purchase another Dixie Chick CD, we are in effect supporting her anti-America rhetoric. They are not equal to the Jane Fonda treason to her country actions. Fonda's action during the time I was in Vietnam were unbelievable. Yet as a so called "media idol" she has essentially escaped the punishment she should have received. I am also very concerned that "American" news reporters have downplayed the support and military achievements due Great Britian. Prime Minister Tony Blair was and still is a crucial factor in this war with Iraq. So lets give credit where cedit is due. Great Britian, Australia and others have shed blood to rid Iraq of Saddam so lets address this issue to a greater extent, getting away from what "America" has achieved. While most note worthy, "America" is not doing it alone. Joseph G. Hoover CDR (Ret.) USN, North Carolina



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