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~~~~~~~~ In Memoriam: David Brinkley (1921- 2003) "Goodnight, David" ~~~~

David Brinkley teamed up with Chet Huntley for the first ever Evening News Broadcast, 15 mins at 6 pm on NBC, in the early 1950s. David signed off saying, "Goodnight, Chet" and Chet said, "Goodnight, David"

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~~~ GOOD MOUNTAIN PRESS DIGEST #42 Published November 1, 2003 ~~~
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Quote for the Thanksgiving Month of November:

Any man's life will be filled with constant and unexpected encouragement if he makes up his mind to do his level best each day.
Booker T. Washington

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Table of Contents

1. November's Violet-n-Joey Cartoon
2. Honored Readers for November
3. On a Personal Note
4. Cajun Story
5. Recipe of the Month from Bobby Jeaux’s Kitchen: Shrimp Stuffed Merlitons
6. Poem from Flowers of Shanidar:"Veteran Lover"
7. Reviews and Articles Added for November:

8. Commentary on the World
9. Closing Notes - our mailing list, locating books, unsubscribing to Digest
10. Gratitude


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#1 Jul  #2, Aug  #3, Sept  #4, Oct  #5, Nov  #6, Dec  #7
2001: Jan  #8,  Feb  #9,  Mar #10, Apr #11, May #12, Jun #13, Jul #14, Aug #15, Sep #16, Oct #17, Nov #18, Dec #19
2002: Jan #20, Feb #21, Mar #22, Apr #23, May #24, Jun #25, Jul #26, Aug #27, Sep #28, Oct #29, Nov #30, Dec #31
2003: Jan #32, Feb #33, Mar #34, Apr #35, May #36, Jun #37, Jul #38, Aug #39, Sep #40, Oct #41, Nov #42, Dec #43
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1. November Violet-n-Joey CARTOON:
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For newcomers to the Digest, we have created a webpage of all the Violet-n-Joey cartoons! Check it out at: Also note the rotating calendar and clock that follows just to the right of your mouse pointer as you scroll down the page. You'll also see the clock on the 404 Error page if you make a mistake typing a URL while on the website.

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This month Violet and Joey learn about Associative Memory.

#1 "Associative Memory" at

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Each month we take time to thank two of our good readers of Good Mountain Press Digest, books and reviews. Here's our two worthy Honored Readers for this month. One of their names will be in the TO: address line of your email Digest notification. Our Honored Readers for November are:

Don Doerres in Scottsdale, Arizona

Mary Iola Hicks in New Orleans

Congratulations, Don and Mary !

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Out Our Way:
This has been a busy month, with everyday seeming like a marathon. I was elected to the faculty of Online Humanities, directed by Andrew Flaxman. It is an honor for me to join this fine organization which specializes in publishing and promoting on-line self-educational courses in the humanities. If you wish to study the humanities at home via your computer, books, with a gentle hand guiding you and answering your questions, sign up here to begin or click on the banner below which reads:
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My major writing assignment this month was to review comprehensively Occult Science. It has been a slog, in all definitions of the word, including the OED one Rumsfeld quoted during a news conference. As a result, this month's production of reviews are at an all-time low. Let's see how can I say it -- uh, okay, the truth: I wrote a review of 3/4s of 1/3 of a book this month, up until now! The review of the 3/4s of Chapter 4 of "An Outline of Occult Science" includes some 32 pages and the first three epochs of evolution: Old Saturn, Old Sun, and Old Moon, all of which only took a bit longer to occur than it took me to write about them.

This month also represents one full year since my brother David transisted into the spiritual world. I have learned the value of one full year of mourning — it comes because during that year, you get to go through every family event where the loved one would have been present, but wasn't. Each of those events will trigger some grieving response. If one does one's grieving fully, without repression, by the time the second year comes around, the family events will no longer be a source of sadness, and one can begin to focus on the good memories the loved one left behind for us.

This was a banner month for our new Schnauzer puppy, Ita. She got her final set of shots and her first ever Schnauzer cut. Instead of looking like a black bundle of fur, she now looks like our other Schnauzer, Steiner's Mini-Me. Here's a photo of her during one of the few times she held still during this month. If she looks sad, it's just her thinking, "What's happened to all my fur?" "Eetie", as we call her affectionately, is just about house-broken. One more task before we both leave home overnight without her: she needs to be able to get through the doggy door on her own. As of now, she's coming in with no problem, but going out she still needs some help. What was it worth it? Let me ask you — if you could double the amount of love in your home, would it be worth it?

This is the 45th Reunion year for 1958 graduates. I went to two reunions this year. The first one was West Jefferson High School, where I never attended school, but all my classmates from Westwego High did. The second happened this month: the Hahnville High School reunion. In a curious synchronicity, these two schools are ranked No 1 (HHS) and No 2 (WJ) in the state in football. I was invited to go the LSU-Florida football game with our son, John, this month thanks to tickets from Rod (See his photo.) and Roz. We enjoyed tail-gating with Rod and Roz and had great seats at a game where I would have preferred to be in the darkest most remote corner of the stadium so I could slink out without anyone noticing after a lackluster performance by my purple and gold Tigers in a 19-7 loss. They never recovered the tempo they lost during the open date off-week before Florida. I'll post a photo of the game showing the great view from the bottom row of the new East Upper Deck on the 40 yd line. That loss broke LSU's unbeaten streak. So when it came time to decide whether to go to Hahnville's Homecoming game and watch my high school purple and gold Tigers, I demurred, thinking, "I couldn't stand it if I went to only one of LSU's games and only one of Hahnville's games and they both lost and broke their undefeated record!" Just think of it as a wise strategy for emotional asset management. HHS won 70-12, by the way. I take full credit for the victory. Now you can take a full look at the photos and movie clips of the reunion. (The .MPG two movie clips are about a megabyte long, the rest average 1/3rd of a megabyte.)

Went to see "Runaway Jury" on opening night. Wanted to see how the sequence shot in my clubhouse came out. It's the interior used for the hunting lodge they drive up to in the dark. Only about a minute or two of film, but we had to go see it. Next movie I'm waiting for is the Ray Charles Bio-pic, "Unchain My Heart" in which my daughter Maureen and I starred as background performers (hey, we don't call them extras anymore!). We were members of the audience. When you see the movie, you won't be able to tell, but we and our good friend, Carol Devine, are in that standing ovation audience in Detroit where he first sings, "I Can't Stop Loving You". If the special shot of me and three others on the front row doesn't end up on the cutting room floor, you may even see the right side of my face for a second or two. Since "Unchain" was filmed about the same time as "Runaway", look for it by Christmas.

Our neighbor across the street, Lavell Isbell, celebrated his 70th birthday and we were in that number at the Boston Club West to cheer him on. He was wearing a cap with a squeeze horn on one side and a warning sign reading, "Caution: Slow Moving Senior". Here he is shown with his girl friend. (Note what they indelicately called the "presidential stain" on her dress.)

Late breaking news: Ita has finally figured out how to exit via the doggy door! No more 3 AM wake up calls!


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Movies we watched this past month:

Notes about our movies: Many of the movies we watch are foreign movies with subtitles. After years of watching movies in foreign languages, Arabic, French, Swedish, German, British English, Russian, Spanish, Italian, Japanese, Chinese, and many other languages, sometimes two or three languages in the same movie, the subtitles have disappeared for us. If the movie is dubbed in English we go for the subtitles instead because we enjoy the live action and sounds of the real voices so much more than the dubbed. If you wonder where we get all these foreign movies from, the answer is simple: NetFlix. For a fixed price a month they mail us DVD movies from our on-line Queue, we watch them, pop them into a pre-paid mailer, and the postman effectively replaces all our gas-consuming and time-consuming trips to Blockbuster. To sign up for NetFlix, simply go to and start adding all your requests for movies into your personal queue. If you've seen some in these movie blurbs, simply copy the name, click open your queue, and paste the name in the Search box on NetFlix and Select Add. Buy some popcorn and you're ready to Go to the Movies, 21st Century Style. You get to see your movies as the Director created them — NOT-edited for TV, in full-screen width, your own choice of subtitles, and all of the original dialogue.
P. S. Look for HD/DVD format movies which are now available from NetFlix.
Hits (Watch as soon as you can. A Don't Miss Hit is one you might otherwise ignore.):

Misses (Avoid At All Costs): We attempted to watch these this month, but didn't make it all the way through on most of them. Awhile back when three AAAC horrors hit us in one night, I decided to add a sub-category to "Avoid at All Costs", namely, A DVD STOMPER. These are movies so bad, you don't want anyone else to get stuck watching them, so you want to stomp on the disks. That way, if everyone else who gets burnt by the movie does the same, soon no copies of the awful movie will be extant and the world will be better off.


Your call on these — your taste in movies may differ, but I liked them:


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This one is a true story and a tribute to two fine people who wielded considerable influence in the small town I grew up in, Westwego, directly across the the Mississippi River from New Orleans. Father Koenig was priest and pastor of Our Lady of Prompt Succor Catholic Church, the only Catholic church in our town, and B. J. Duplantis was its mayor from 1945 to 1953. When B. J. Duplantis died recently, his son, Bobby, said during his eulogy that his dad loved to tell stories — that he told this one many times:

This story happened while B. J. was Mayor of Westwego and Father Koenig was the head of Our Lady of Prompt Succor Catholic Church and Elementary School. The shells referred to are clam shells, used to cover parking lots, streets, and driveways in South Louisiana where rocks must be imported, but clams grew free for the dredging. In some rural parishes, you could call a police juror and get a load of shells hauled to shore up your muddy driveway for free.

One Sunday afternoon B. J. got a call from the good father, “B. J. — the kids in the school yard are running over mud everyday. Could you get me a load of shells to cover the playground?”

B.J. said, “The city doesn’t have any shells, Father, but let me see what I can do, Father.” B. J. made some calls and finally got someone with the State Dept. of Highways who told him, “Look, B. J., I can’t legally do that for you, but, tell you what — I’ll leave the gate open on the shell pile tonight.” The next day the school yard had fresh shells spread on its playground.

On Friday, B. J., a good Catholic, went to confession. “Bless me, Father, for I have sinned,” he told Father Koenig.

“Yes, my son, what is it?” the good Father asked.

“I stole some shells, Father,” B. J. said.

“Well, my son, I will give you absolution, but first you have to promise me that you will return those shells to where you got them from.”

“Father, it’s me, B. J.”

“Oh, then say three Our Fathers and three Hail Marys,” Father Koenig said, and quickly added, “oh, by the way, B. J., I need three more loads of shells on that playground.”

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5. RECIPE of the MONTH for November, 2003 from Bobby Jeaux’s Kitchen:
(click links to see photo of ingredients, preparation steps)
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Background on Shrimp Stuffed Merlitons:
What would Thanksgiving Day be like without shrimp stuffed merlitons. Ever since Audrey Guthans first made them for me, I've loved these. (See Audrey's photo on her
Recipe Book designed by my daughter, Maureen. This recipe isn't in the book. You can only get it here.) Simple, easy to made and pure ambrosia on the tongue. Try them yourself during the holidays. Make a lot — they freeze and re-heat well in the microwave.

3 yellow onions 5 or 6 large merlitons,
pronounced mellee-tohns', aka chayote squash. Progresso Breadcrumbs, Italian
2 Packages of Frozen peeled small shrimp (100-150 count)
Precooked Shrimp Ring or 1 package of 40-60 count large shrimp

Half capful of Zatarain's Liquid Shrimp Boil
Tony Chachere’s Seasoning
Salt and Pepper
1 ½ cups of Progresso Italian Bread Crumbs [in blue can]
Bertolli’s Extra Lite Olive Oil
McCormick’s SeasonAll
Shrimp Powder

Prepare frozen shrimp by placing in a bowl filled with water or white wine with a half capful of Zatarain’s Shrimp Boil added to it. Allow to sit while doing the rest of the cooking.

Boil merlitons till tender in large pot of water. About 60 minutes or until a fork easily enters edge to center. Remove from pot, let cool for 20 minutes, then slice in half lengthwise (see photos) and remove the seed and its inedible planchette. Remove seed and seed casing. With grapefruit spoon, carefully spoon away insides, being careful not to cut through the skin of the shell. Should look like this. Save merliton flesh in bowl — You will stuff them in the final step before cooking.

Chop onions. Chop onions.

Cooking Instructions
Pour olive oil to barely cover large frying pan bottom, put heat on high. Add sprinkle of onions to tell you when the oil is ready for rest of onions – you’ll hear a noise. Add rest of onions. Sprinkle about tsp of shrimp powder into the onions. Sauté till translucent. Add chopped merliton centers and decant enough liquid from shrimp marinate to barely cover merlitons in pan. Cook uncovered until merliton mixture is soft and mushy. About one hour is enough. If any chunks don’t mash down, cook longer. Cook on medium heat until there is no texture left to the merliton flesh. A uniform fine mush should be present. Use masher to help process along, but allow for at least an hour of cooking to do the job. Add the shrimp with the rest of the liquid. Don’t overdo the liquid. At this point the consistency should be of applesauce. Add Progresso bread crumbs till any loose areas of water are absorbed and consistency is right. Cook shrimp for at least ten minutes at a simmering bubble, then turn heat off.

Add the large shrimp to the mixture, and stir in.

Lay out the merliton halves in a baking pan or sheet. With large spoon, scoop the mixture into the shells till full with a slightly rounded top. If mixture doesn’t stand up in spoon, do not fill, add more bread crumbs till mixture scoops properly. Keep a large shrimp or two in each shell visible near top of mixture.

With all the shells filled, sprinkle with Progress (blue can) bread crumbs till well-dusted. Add one shrimp to top of each shell. (optional)

Serving Suggestion
About 25 minutes before ready to serve, place into oven and brown the tops of the shells. Let cool for about ten minutes and serve. Best eaten warm right out of oven.

Other options
If you have extra mixture left after filling shells, place into a small Pyrex dish, cover with breadcrumbs and brown.

Any or all of the mixture can be frozen and microwaved later. It will be watery when it comes out of microwave, so remove shells, place on cookie sheet, add breadcrumbs to top and brown in 325 oven for about 20 minutes or until insides of shells start bubbling and tops are lightly brown.

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6. POETRY by BOBBY from Flowers of Shanidar:
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This poem is for my single friends everywhere and everywhen. We were all single at some point in our life and if we never went to war, we heard war stories from our married brethren. Amen.             

Veteran Lover

Are you a veteran? she asked.
Yes, a veteran lover, I said,
A veteran of two wars,
Marriages, as they're known in bars.
Taking shrapnel in the gut,
Glancing blows upon the head,
Trench warfare is living in a rut,
Dropping bombs till each other's dead.
A purple heart upon your chest
Signifies your injury
In order to perform your best,
You jump sides to the enemy.
Peace breaks out and so you think
It's thunderstorms rumbling from afar
But deeper into the murk you sink
You're married to another war.
This time you take no prisoners -
No court dates with His Honors -
You divide up the property
And separate most properly.
Alone, with equanimity,
Single responsibility,
The trench's become a launching pad
For the best solo flight you've ever had.
Aloof, serene, with eagle eye
Riding thermals into the sky
You ratchet-scan the earth below
And search for prey, not for a beau.
Up close the morsel is no treat
Only nourishment and meat -
No need for a companion,
Until you meet a flying minion.
Eagles never flock, not with the best,
But you remember that they nest.
So far above the boisterous fray,
You and your friend do gain the day.
Veteran lovers of foreign wars,
Marriages, as they're known in bars,
Wear ribbons proudly as their scars
And never bow to petty czars.

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7. REVIEWS and ARTICLES for November:
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And for my Good Readers, here’s the new reviews and articles for this month. The ARJ2 ones are new additions to the top of A Reader’s Journal, Volume 2, Chronological List, and the ART ones to A Reader’s Treasury.

1.) ARJ2: Ch. 4 - Evolution of the Cosmos and Humankind by Rudolf Steiner, Review 2 of 3 of his "An Outline of Occult Science", also published as "An Outline of Esoteric Science."

From the OVERVIEW section of "An Outline of Occult Science, Chapter 4":

Imagine that we wish to describe the building of a large passenger airliner such as the Boeing 767. First we would have to describe what comprised the major components of the airplane, then we would be in a position to describe the conceptualization process which led to the design, the shell construction phase, the laying in of all the hydraulic, electrical, and signal cables inside the shell, the final assembly and rollout of the plane, and its subsequent first flight. I had occasion once when I worked for Lockheed Aircraft Co. in 1971 to fly to Palmdale, California, to visit the assembly floor for Lockheed L1011 jetliner. Standing on the edge of the high mezzanine floor, I looked down upon about five huge airplanes in the process of assembly. To my far left the fuselage frame was being assembled. As I looked to the right, I could see the fuselage had been turned over to allow workers to assemble ceiling components by bending down instead of working overhead. To the right of that, the fuselage was righted again and the wings and the wheels were attached. To far right was a completed plane sitting in the open door, ready to be rolled out for its testing phase.

In Chapters 1, 2, and 3, Steiner laid out the components of the human being into four subsystems, if you will, the physical body, the etheric body, the astral body, and the Ego body. In Chapter 4, he's going to take us up to the mezzanine to describe the four stages of the assembly process of the human being. To the far left he will describe the assembly of the "fuselage" equivalent of the human being, the physical body. He will call this stage of development the "Old Saturn" stage. Like in our airplane construction metaphor, there was nothing else on the production floor during this stage — the Old Saturn stage began with an emptiness and ended with a shell of a fuselage into which tubes, wires, and cables would be later inserted to bring it to "life" as an operational airplane. That will happen in the next stage of human evolution and is called the "Old Sun" stage during which the physical body will be fitted with a living etheric body. From there Steiner will describe the next stage of human development, the "Old Moon" stage during which the human being will awaken to a dreaming sleep by the insertion of the astral body. This could be considered equivalent in my crude airplane metaphor for a plane which has reached the live testing of all its systems on the ground prior to its first test flight. Next Steiner will describe the "Earth" stage during which the human being will awaken to consciousness of itself by the insertion of the Ego body or "I am." At this point in our metaphor, the plane is ready for its first test flight and for full operation for its designed use. Look again at Figure 1 (from Review 1), and we note that we are looking at, in sequence, the four productions stages of human evolution as the four bodies are created, and as the processes along the bottom of the figure are brought successively into being: Life — > Consciousness — > Memory.

During each stage, a successive body of the human being is brought to realization inside of the previously existing stage of development, just as happens inside the airplane during construction: first the fuselage is built where nothing existed before, just an empty place on the production floor and a chaos of building materials which are assembled until finally, the entire fuselage is completed. What Steiner is giving us in Chapter 4 is an overview look at the "production floor" and showing us the four stages of human evolutionary development laid out in a panorama before our eyes. In Figure 7 below we have added names to the four stages along with the bodies that are developed during each stage. In addition we show the "seed" stage, during which the preparation is made for the next stage. The seed stage lasts just as long as the evolutionary development stage preceding it, just as a seed from a plant may reside in the Earth for as long as the plant lived during the time it produced the seed. This "seed" stage in the Eastern religions is called a "pralaya" which is defined as "a period of dissolution or destruction of the manifested universe." What the dictionary definition does not include is the seed of the manifested universe that survives the period of pralaya which prepares it for receiving the next level of evolutionary development. For example, the physical body must dissolve, leaving behind a seed of its Old Saturn development in order to be ready to receive into it the etheric body of the Old Sun stage. In our airplane metaphor, the seed stage might be likened to the flipping of the fuselage over to work on its overhead components, during which rotation, no work can be done.

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In this section I like to comment on events in the world, in my life, and in my readings which have come up during the month. These are things I might have shared with you in person, if we had had the opportunity to converse during the month. If we did, then you may recognize my words. If I say some things here which upset you, rest assured that you may skip over these for the very reason that I would likely have not brought up the subject to spoil our time together in person.

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Read the Often Untold Story of the First Thanksgiving — a poem of freedom from Freedom on the Half Shell. (best viewed on minimum 800x600 screen)

I don't like talking about politics, but some things just scream out at you, even though you try to ignore them. There are those in the far-left Liberal stream of politics who still harbor the wishful thinking that they're in the mainstream. They seem to be oblivious that the mainstream has moved and they are bumping their butts on the rocks along the leftmost edge of the stream. Either they need to get bigger inner tubes for their river trip or move towards the deeper waters of midstream. It's amazing that the worst offenders in this regard come from the entertainment industry. I'd like to point out two salient offenders: Gary Trudeau who writes "Doonesbury" and Tim Robbins who stars in the new movie, "Mystic River".

Doonesbury lost my vote when Gary began putting an asterisk in place of our president's head. Yes, I know he put a waffle for the former philanderer of the White House, which was disrespectful even if appropriate. He really went off the deep end when he used a light fuse on a bomb for Newt Gingrich's head. I thought that was in bad taste plus it showed me Gary had no more idea of Newt's benefit to this country than the rest of the media who unforgivingly demonized him. I watched Newt when he was backbencher in the House and did his Special Order lectures on the very first C-SPAN broadcasts of the House. It was one of Newt's speeches that led to House Speaker Tip O'Neill's words being taken down by the House. Tip returned the favor by requiring C-SPAN to scan the chambers during Special Orders to show that the House was mostly empty during that time to try to neutralize Newt's impact. It worked only to show the vacuity of the Democratic agenda while yet proceeds apace.

When President Bush was duly elected by the Electoral College, in spite of an attempt to manipulate the Supreme Court by the Democratic challenger, I stopped reading Doonesbury on a regular basis, only spot-checking the strip to see if Trudeau was off on a Bushwhacking expedition during the War for Iraqi Independence. Yes, each time I checked, he was — I usually would read only half the script and skip the rest. This past Sunday the so-called "comic" strip had Mark screaming out against the president with an obscene look on his face. The scream required most of the entire script's space, which on Sunday is quite large. Screaming in public in black and white is obscene enough, but it certainly seems more obscene when the script is in full color, as it is on Sunday. By obscene, I mean only three first definitions in my Cassel's Concise Dictionary, "repulsive, disgusting, indecent" without any sexual connotation. (Of course, Trudeau's script crossed the lewdity line when he used the word "masturbation" in an earlier script that got banned in many cities.)

All this is prologue to the letter I wrote to the Times-Picayune to ask them to move Doonesbury to the Editorial pages (where many newspapers carry it) or trash it completely and replace it with something funny and truly comic.

Dear Editor,

I don't like cartoons YELLING at me! (Sunday October 19, 2003) Gary Trudeau has gone too far. Hiding his trashy anti-Bush cartoon in the middle of your Sunday cartoon pages is not enough. The waste basket is a better place for it.

I haven't read the Doonesbury script for three years now due to its one-sided editorial content. Either put it on the editorial page or trash it. Please replace the script with something funny so that middle spot of my daily comics page will have something suited to the name comics once more.

Tim Robbins (Mr. Susan Saradon) and Sean Penn.
I received this email from a good friend with a note of advice I would agree with: "This is probably worth looking into for validity and making your own decision." My decision had already been made to avoid paying for or even watching on TV any of this gang's movies. Too bad. Occasionally they've made a good one. Sean Penn's trip to Iraq stands alongside Jane Fonda's trip to Hanoi in the annals of the America-bashing Hall of Infamy.

Mystic River, the new movie being released this Wednesday is starring Sean Penn and Tim Robbins who have been known to spew hate speech against our current President, assaulting his character for doing what he is attempting to do with the war on terror, to protect Americans from further attack. Which has been very successful so far. These 2 liberal actors have sided with Saddam Hussein and Osama Bin Laden and against our own country, as demonstrated by Penn's going to Iraq prior to the war in protest of our pending attack to remove the terrorist regime of Saddam Hussein, saying that we have no right to attack innocent people and that it was the Bush administration that is starting this war. Let us not forget 9/11/2001. I figure I have no way to let the liberals in Hollywood know that they are just actors....and not representative of mainstream America, by myself. But if each one of us route this note to all of your friends who support our troops and the administration, and make sure that they do not go to this movie. Encourage all you know ... not to go to it. By doing this.....these actors won't be able to get a job. Look what it did for Alec Baldwin's career! He's a washed up actor that watches his mouth these days.

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