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Born in Montreal, I never felt at home as a Canadian. Having spent many summers in Ogunquit Maine, and visits to Boston and New York I felt more like an American. My career in the film business got me out to L.A. many times and I was finally able to move here after getting my Green Card. I am a proud U.S citizen, now 21 years.

Richard in  Morocco

Here I am at work on the set of “Home of the Brave” Ouarzazate, Morocco

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  1. michela zanchi permalink
    Friday, October 6, 2006 10:35 pm

    Well, my old friend,
    great to see you launch into cyberspace. i am looking forward to finally hear you share all that you really care about without any self censorship. I can tell it is going to be a wild ride. I am going t bget to know the real you, wow, it is going to be fun.
    Love the pic too, I never saw it before.
    Ciao

  2. Monday, November 27, 2006 1:20 am

    Love the Pic.

  3. Monday, December 4, 2006 10:37 pm

    Is the stick jutting out of your thorax painful?

    P.S. — I enjoy the blog entries, and find them stimulating. Thanks!

  4. Tuesday, December 19, 2006 1:10 pm

    I too, love the pic and also wondered about the ‘stick’…hehehe I was born and raised in Glendale, so I can appreciate the So Cal lifestyle. You appear to be a prolific writer and look forward to reading your earlier posts.

  5. Arnett permalink
    Sunday, December 31, 2006 11:08 am

    Brother, I love your site. It has been a long time since I have dropped into a site like this and waged verbal battle with those on the other side of the political isle. I love it. I don’t like to wage battle but I like to inform people of things I have seen in this government and in the world. Having been in over 40 countries, seen the political landscape around the world, and seen the effectiveness of different political views, I am 100 % confident in the fact that the United States is the greatest country in the World, and would gladly lay my body down on the pyre in defense of it. I just wish the Left would open their eyes to the false reality created by their Media Outlets, and research things on their own before making snap judgments fed to them by sources that are questionable!
    Michael Arnett

  6. Jimmy permalink
    Sunday, December 31, 2006 3:20 pm

    To Arnett and the Author:

    I have read what you have to say and I am not convinced that you have any clue of what you are talking about. You obviously have failed to take your own advice… on researching issues… or you are just incredibly retarded when it comes to thinking for yourselves! You are with the minority! Nothing that you can spin up will change that… It’s just sad that it took this long for the rest of the country to catch up to where we are now…

    Wake up!

    Research!

    What else can I say, but that I can not reason with unreasonable people and you are unreasonable!

  7. Relanti permalink
    Sunday, December 31, 2006 6:07 pm

    Love your site. Its wonderful to see a democracy wall in progress. I am also Canadian and i work in film. Fancy that.
    Happy New Year

  8. jill permalink
    Sunday, December 31, 2006 10:49 pm

    Although we on on opposite sides of the political spectrum, I enjoyed reading your blog.

  9. Monday, January 1, 2007 1:15 am

    Great site. I really enjoyed reading several of your posts dealing with the news of the day. Your willingness to cut straight to the point and not participate in the standard media tap dance that passes for news reporting, is refreshing. Keep it up, I’ll look forward to browsing through your thoughts in the future.

    As for Jimmy who lambasted you for being in the minority, don’t take that too hard. All great innovation is brought about by members of the minority. Being locked in step with the status quo is nothing to be particularly proud of. History is full of bad ideas that were accepted, even embraced by the majority.

    Keep up the good work.

  10. yee permalink
    Monday, January 1, 2007 8:44 am

    get a life

  11. Ray Hooker permalink
    Monday, January 15, 2007 7:02 am

    Subject: Jimmy Carter Says

    I agree with the complaint that you did not research the topic. What I do not see by any slamming the book is facts and specifics…I see quotes of others who disagree. I see generalized statements, especially polemics like “Carter is stupid”. What I don’t see is facts that can be verified.

    If you don’t like his conclusions, then say so. Be specific. This polemicized debate represents the worst in American politics. You have the right to spout nonsense but would it not be better to have a meangful conversation?

  12. Al Shinkle permalink
    Thursday, January 25, 2007 10:08 am

    “LeBoutillier” is French for “The Bottle Maker,” not the “ass” as indicated in your article about John LeBoutillier. Get your facts straight or keep your mouth closed.

    Al Shinkle

  13. Thursday, January 25, 2007 1:02 pm

    Al,
    Your proficiency in French is about as good as your sense of humor. I grew up speaking French, so please let us know how you arrived at your translation skills.

    There is no word for “Bottle Maker” anywhere close to “Le Boutillier” in the French language. If we are thinking pre 1900’s then a “Bottle Maker”, would be a “Glass Blower” in French: “souffleur de verr”.
    The French word for Bottle is “bouteille”, close but no cigar. The French word “bout”, means “end” like that of an arm, leg, or one’s back.

    I say that his name means “the end” or “the ass”, because that’s how he comes off – and that is a fact. That statement needs no translation.
    Bonjour.
    Poster refers to: https://autone.wordpress.com/2006/12/22/john-leboutillier-mock-and-jaw/

  14. Saturday, March 24, 2007 9:58 pm

    If former President John Dillinger could only hear the things you’ve been saying, he would be rolling in his grave!!

  15. Sunday, May 20, 2007 7:20 pm

    The Minuteman Project welcomes you to America! Thank you for immigrating to the United States legally. The Minuteman Project believes in an orderly cue of prescribed numbers of law-abiding legal immigrants with needed skills who will preserve this nation’s prosperity and promote its domestic tranquility.

    Now, is that an Aturo Fuente cigar you are smoking?

    Cheers,
    Jim Gilchrist, Founder and President – The Minuteman Project

  16. Robert permalink
    Monday, June 4, 2007 12:21 am

    Great site! Appreciate your effort to save America. The politicians are corrupt. The only thing they fear is to lose their power. Send them home if they vote for amnesty!!

  17. Thursday, June 14, 2007 10:04 am

    After listening early this morning to a “Snow Job” by Tony Snow on the Laura Ingraham show on the issue of the President’s Comprehensive Immigration Bill, I was looking for information on what new plot our U.S. Senators were hatching against Americans today when I came across your site.

    Your home page had just what I needed to jump start my day in Missouri! My morning routine as of late has been to brush my teeth, eat breakfast, feed the cat, and call my Senators to remind them they are working on behalf of Americans and our American values and not illegal aliens from a foreign country who have come here illegally in order to become “instant pop-up” Americans. I found what I was looking for on your Home Page, and I have given out your web address to my supporters so they can check out your site.

    Thank you for embracing America!

    It’s a wrap!

    Janet Renner
    Founder
    Missourians Against Illegal Immigration

  18. David Fisk permalink
    Tuesday, June 19, 2007 9:41 am

    Love the site, Richard. It’s great to see someone I totally agree with making an effort to get views out there. Keep it up.

    WHERE’S THE FENCE?!

  19. Wednesday, June 20, 2007 12:15 pm

    You are an immigrant too… Green Card holder…lol….
    Let see, when you get DUI and they take your green card away…. you will be screeming for this Amnesty….
    Educate yourself about your current possibilities to be removed from US…

    Have a nice life
    ——————————————————
    From the Author:
    Dear “Me”,
    You obviously lack reading and comprehension skills. I am a U.S. citizen. I believe LEGAL immigrants and Citizens should obey the law. You believe that Illegal Aliens — who are law breakers the moment they step onto U.S. soil deserve “special” consideration for breaking even more laws. I say NO to Amnesty for ALL ILLEGAL ALIENS. If an Illegal Alien get’s arrested and charged with a DUI, they should be deported.

  20. Kathy permalink
    Saturday, July 7, 2007 3:53 am

    As an American whos government wrote the laws governing our nation, all illegal immigrants are to be deported no matter how long it takes to do the job.
    There are no exceptions to the rule of law.
    And we are a nation of laws.
    If an American breaks the law the American pay the consequences of breaking that law.
    I demand my country deport all persons who have broken our immigration laws regardless of what boarder they came across.
    I demand my country stop giving citizenship to children who were transported illegally here in the wombs of lawbreakers.
    I demand my country build the longest, highest and thickest wall to protect her.
    I demand corrupt politicians to stop selling out its people until they can be replaced by others who are not corrupt and will run our country as “WE” the American people have said.
    Just who in the hell do these idiots think they’re dealing with.
    Personally, I’m tired of laws having different meaning for the rich and the illegal immigrant.
    I DEMAND THIS ALL WITH MY TAX DOLLARS!

  21. themoor permalink
    Tuesday, July 24, 2007 6:29 am

    you were in Ouarzazate, a Moroccan southern city ….I have 1 simple question for u : how many islamic terrorist attacks happened while you were there ?

  22. Sal permalink
    Friday, September 14, 2007 10:25 am

    Thank you for your thoughts on the jerk named Leboutillier. This guy is a real ass. I think he is so jealous of George W. Bush, he can’t sleep at night.

  23. Jackson permalink
    Tuesday, March 11, 2008 10:07 pm

    Autone:

    I am so pleased to read your site and grateful to hear about a naturalized citizen who loves and respects our country. I live in L.A. County and work at a local police department. Most people would be shocked at the crimes I see committed by illegal aliens who have no respect for our laws. Just one person here illegally who breaks our laws and causes harm to another is one too many.

  24. Jones permalink
    Friday, April 25, 2008 1:47 pm

    Looks like we both have the same view about the mayor of LA. Good stuff.

    http://www.jonesview.wordpress.com

  25. Thursday, May 22, 2008 4:59 pm

    Hello,
    Is there any chance we could get a high resolution of your photo of the caminata nocturna on this page for the Los Angeles Times. We would need the photo as soon as possible to run this weekend. Thus, I would need the photo as soon as possible.
    Please advise.
    My email address is above.
    Phone: 213 237 7802
    Cell: 213 494 5255
    Thanks,
    Hal Wells
    Photo Editor

  26. Saturday, November 1, 2008 10:10 pm

    Fellow citizens,

    As concerned Americans, we are always asking our government, whether it is
    at the local, state or federal level, to be honest with us about what they
    do and how they govern. But, on too many occasions, government has failed
    us, especially when it comes to the issue of honesty. I believe that lack
    of honesty accounts for over half of the problems that our country endures
    to this day. With all that has occurred recently with Wall Street and the
    floundering economy, we ask that our leaders to just fess up on who was at
    fault, and let’s move forward with solving the problem with all the facts
    in front of us. But that is where they will not admit to fault and will
    continue to hide the truth. And this is where we need to come together and
    search for it.

    The Spartan Truth is a news reporting website that offers our users the
    chance to report on news that they hear or read about, report it on our
    site, debate the issues, “put the pieces of the puzzle together” and
    resolve an issue, entailing the exposure of the full truth. Our site is
    powered with a full forum with various topics and a personal blog area for
    people to voice their thoughts, concerns and facts about a particular issue.

    We are also working on some upcoming projects, including a live chat for
    people to talk and debate in real time, a weekly online news broadcast
    talking about issues for the week, and finally, we will be in talks with
    many different political, social and cultural figures to possibly either
    submit a guest blog or come and chat on our live chat site, talking about
    the issues facing our nation today.

    In summary, it is safe to say that we do not get the entire truth from
    news agencies and government officials. With that said, I believe it is
    time that Americans search for the truth when trying to solve issues,
    instead of relying on the usual means of news reporting.

    I ask you to come and join The Spartan Truth, where subscription is free.
    It will become, in time, a source of reporting that America will be able
    to trust.

    Thank you.

    Sincerely,

    Nick Polyzos
    Co-founder
    The Spartan Truth
    http://spartantruth.org

  27. Tuesday, October 13, 2009 1:48 pm

    Great blog, well done!

  28. Friday, May 21, 2010 3:09 pm

    Woof, Woof, Woof – 3 bark salute to a great blog from SamHenry the neighborhood info retriever.

  29. buckershmq permalink
    Saturday, June 4, 2011 11:00 pm

    Many thanks for all you do.
    I am also a naturalized citizen and the movie biz.
    I would love to know how you, as an apparent conservative, survive in the land of liberal Hollywood.
    I have not survived since I made my views clear.

    Thanks in advance

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