Diary Of A Hollywood Refugee

Sunday, July 30, 2006

Answering For His Lies

"No one has yet realized the wealth of sympathy, the kindness and generosity hidden in the soul of a child. The effort of every true education should be to unlock that treasure"

It would seem that this treasure was unlocked in a 17 yr old boy from Oregan named Kevin Knodell. Moved to take positive action after being annoyed by negative comments from his peers about the actions of US soldiers, Kevin created Project Adnon, a community based effort to provide Iraqi children with school kits, stuffed animals, and handmade blankets along with other items.

I wrote about Kevin and Project Adnon in May, and on July 12th, Michael Yon's Frontline Forum featured a dispatch written by Kevin, complete with some wonderful photos.

Shortly thereafter, I came across an article in the Houston Chronicle about Project Adnon that a blogger, RightwingSparkle, had written.

On July 26th, Project Adnon was featured in the metro section of The Oregonian.

Earlier this month, I received a copy of an email that Kevin had sent to Michael Moore.
After reading this AP Article " Marine Recruiter In Farenheit Mourned" .
Kevin was moved by anger to email Michael Moore:

You ought to apologize to his family. If you can look them in the eyes that is. And don't give me something like "GWB ought to apologize for sending him to war" - Don't deflect this. I don't like Pres. Bush either, but this isn't about him. I have friends in the American, British, and Danish militaries. Many of them are on the ground in Iraq fighting side-by-side with Iraqi soldiers to secure a better country. Others are in the ground in Afghanistan fighting side-by-side with Afghan soldiers to do the same. I would never ask them to abandon their brothers. You are no better than Bush, you are willing to use others and bend the truth to forward your agenda. I hope Sgt Peter Damon wins his case against you.

Kevin feels strongly that Michael Moore ought to answer for his lies. I agree. That fat bastard lying asshat deliberately misled a Marine who LOVED HIS COUNTRY, and then deliberately misrepresented him in a disgusting lie filled mockumentary. Staff Sgt. Plouhar's family deserves an apology and Michael Moore deserves to answer for HIS lies. Email him at mmflint@aol.com.

Moore LIED, Staff Sgt Plouhar cried, and then on June 26th, this brave selfless Marine paid the ultimate price.

Plouhar said he knew he could die serving his country and was ready to make the sacrifice. "I will leave my loved ones, my kids, my wife ...," he wrote. "Do not feel pity for me, for this is my choice. ... This is me. This is who I am.
I am a Marine to the very end."....

Today 17 year old Kevin Knodell still waits for Michael Moore to answer for HIS lies!

Staff Sgt Raymond Plouhar - poet, charmer, good talker, champion of the underdog, peacemaker, a man who loved his country, his family, his friends, who held a soft spot in his heart for Iraqi children and who admired the Iraqi people - he was a selfless hero and a Marine to the end. Semper Fi.

Sunday, July 23, 2006

Pat Dollard on Pundit Review Tonite

You don't know who Pat Dollard is??

Michael Fay talked about Pat in Feb 2006 "By The Twos"

Pat Dollard, is a wild eyed zealot freshly descended from the mountain living on locusts and honey. He has found his long lost tribe, the Marines, and he's gone unapologetically native. A former Hollywood talent agent and producer, he's now living out a Hunter S. Thompsonesque complete immersion into the Heart of Darkness I now see the light who are these incredible human beings called Marines experience. Other than a usually unshaved mug, lack of rank insignia and weapon, he is indistinguishable from the jarheads he follows everywhere with camera shouldered and jaunty cigarette dangling from his lip. But don't let this description lead you to believe that Dollard is not the genuine article or that he's going off half-cocked with nary a plan. This is an articulate film maker on a mission. There is method in his madness and hopefully in the very near future the fruits of his labor will grace our television screens.

And so did Froggy over at Blackfive

I ran across Pat Dollard's website tonight, and let me tell you something. If you don't know anybody in the military, spend 10 minutes watching his videos and then you will. Apparently, Pat is a former Hollywood type that went to Iraq on his own dime like Michael Yon and Bill Rogio to spend time in the field with the Marines serving in the Triangle of Death south of Baghdad. While his combat footage is great, better still are the video interviews of the Marines, contractors, and Iraqi soldiers.

Tonite Pat will be interviewed on Pundit Review.
You can listen to the show live via internet here

Head over to Hollywood Interrupted and read his dispatches here, here and here

FYI - MarkEbner, who created Hollywood Interrupted, is inVegas pursing an interesting story with my friend, ''The Producer" who I shall be staying with during my upcoming trip to Hollywood.

Yes...the rumours are true...this Hollywood Refugee will be visiting her former homebase and stomping ground in early August. Look for the tabloid s to be filled with salicious stories about me and Triumph, the insult dog :>)

Losing Ground In Afghanistan

It's not often I agree with anything I read in the New Yorks Times, especially Editorials.
And its not often that the Times lends support to the idea that we cannot afford to lose the war on terrorism to our enemies.

So, it was a pleasant surprise to come across this honest, balanced and realistic editorial titled "Losing Ground In Afghanistan"

Building a stable Afghanistan that can stand up to the Taliban once Western soldiers leave is going to take many years, many billions of dollars and more foreign troops for longer than most Western governments are now prepared to contemplate. Yet signs of fatigue with the Afghan mission are already beginning to appear in Western capitals, including Washington. These must be resisted.

Washington made the mistake of premature disengagement once before, after the 1989 Soviet withdrawal. That opened the door to the Taliban, Al Qaeda and Sept. 11. If America now means to be serious about combating international terrorism, it cannot make the same mistake twice.

To anyone familiar with all of Michael Yon's dispatches from Afghanistan, this editorial will ring true.

Taliban Rising
Drug Traders Use Debt To Keep Afghan Farmers In Cycle Of Opium Production
Afghanistan: The Night Faeries
American Activist Finds Her Calling In Afghan Hotspot
America's Forgotten War
A Fight In Afghanistan

Monday, July 10, 2006

Hollywood Hungers For Attention

In a sad, silly, and super inept attempt to seek attention since their box office careers have sunk faster than the MSM revenues, Susan, Sean, Tim, and Michael MooreON, led by that wacko wingnut Cindy Sheehan, are engaging in a "rolling" hunger strike.

I can't stop laughing as I write this. A "rolling" hunger strike or "rolling fast" is where Susan will sacrifice food for one day, then roll over the responsibility to hubby Tim, who after his day of "sacrificing" food, will roll it over to Sean Penn, friend of all Mullahs, who, after a long hard challenging day of "not eating" will roll it over to Michael MooreON, who is has more than enough fat stored in his belly that his stomach won't notice a whole day's worth of " starving" for peace, and so on and so forth.....

Sean Penn, Susan Sarandon, novelist Alice Walker and actor Danny Glover will join Cindy Sheehan in a relay in which 2700 activists pledge to refuse food for at least 24 hours.

That appeared in newspapers and left wing blogs around the world. Notice the lie as the MSM frames this story to create the appearance that these celebs are collectively giving up food for a minimum of 24 hours - when in reality -each person is assigned a day of "fasting", one person at a time, one day at a time.

If ONLY they would all give up eating completely until the troops came home; but they don't have the courage to die for anything they believe is important.

World Peace is an important cause to them - but it is not important enough to die for by actually going on a permanant hunger strike, instead of a pretend strike. But actors are great at "pretending". And Cindy is also great at pretending .....she pretends to be a grieving mother when in reality she is a pathetic attention seeking fool.

"Everything we do is to get our troops to come home. We want to show the world that there are Americans who are committed to peace. We represent millions of Americans who say, 'you don't have our consent to govern anymore'", they said, referring to President George W. Bush.

Hey Cindy- newsflash - the troops don't want to come home on YOUR terms. They want to come home when the job is done. If you and all the rest of the left wing dumocrats would shut the fuck up, stop tying the troops hands behind their backs and let them do their job as it NEEDS to be done, they'd come home alot sooner.

What you represent, Cindy, is a bunch of wacked out Hollywood elites, and assorted wannabes who, like you, can't find the courage of their convictions to ACTUALLY lay their life on the line completely as your son Casey did, and as hundreds of thousands of American troops are doing daily in this very real war on terrorism. Instead 2700 people will sacrifice food for an entire day, and they won't even do it collectively, instead they'll rotate "days of hunger".

Such commitment to your beliefs, such sacrifice for your country and the world. I'm betting you all win the Nobel PEAS prize!

Mark Steyn weighs in on this pseudo Hollywood Hunger Strike.

The problem for the "activists" is that the entire anti-war movement is undernourished. Indeed, in all their contempt for America as an effete narcissistic ninny too soft and self-absorbed to stand any pain, even al-Qaeda couldn't have come up with as withering a parody of the Great Satan's decadence as a celebrity pseudo-fast.

Greater love hath no man than to lay down his lunch for his friends.