Ok - this thread was started with my moniker in the first line, so I suppose it makes fair game for my comments.
First - I started my thread to honor a legendary film star, not to attack his politics or personal life. Though some may disagree with his pov on matters, that was clearly not the purpose of the thread. Here was your first post to an otherwise pleasant thread to that point:
Saw Bowling for Colombine.
Kinda put me off ole Charlie
Good actor, bad at answering hard questions.
Come to think of it, he'd have made a good JW.
Fair enough - though it began an attack mode without cause. Then your second:
Take off your rose-tinted glasses BrentR. Charlie was no saint.
I don't believe he had altzeimers when bowling was made so stop making excuses for him. He was a great actor, I loved Ben Hur, but he showed little compassion for the 6 year old girl killed by a little boy because he found his uncle's handgun and took it to school one day.
If he was able to stand up and rally a crowd of NRA members with long speeches and pithy punchlines, then he was able to handle a one to one interview. If he couldn't because of ill health why didn't his people tell him to refuse to do it? I'll tell you why. Because he thought Michael Moore was sympathetic to the NRA cause and that the interview would be a good PR exercise.
When he realised MM wasn't as sympathetic as he thought, ole charlie left the building.
Now which other group never wants to hear negative info about themselves and runs away from hard questions??? Hmmm let me think...........
An Ad Hominen attack on BrentR for no reason. Then your third:
isn't it unfortunate that instead of honoring a man for his life, what he stood for, and the good he accomplished, some feel a desire to fillet his intentions at the gravesite?
To be honest Jeff, that sounds just like something a witness would say when confronted with some of the rubbish Rutherford came up with.
'Nuff said. You just attack everything said. I tried more than once to get you on topic. You refuse - like a dog with a bone. You took a perfectly pleasant thread about the passing of a terrific actor, and turned it into a political argument. You did not give some of us a very good 'first impression' - and you know what they say? I defended the Bill of Rights, and still do. It is unfortunate that the memory thread of an actor had to turn so ugly. Guess who started it? Jeff