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  Flashback by Ramesh Ponnuru on Alberto Gonzales on National Review Online
Gonzales was raised, with seven siblings, in a two-bedroom house in Houston.
Appointing Gonzales to office seems to have become a habit for Bush: He has since served as the secretary of state for Texas, a justice on the Texas supreme court, and now White House counsel.
Gonzales won high marks for sending the ABA a tough but civil letter informing it of the decision.
www.nationalreview.com /flashback/flashback-ponnuru021103.asp   (1559 words)

 Speedy Gonzales & The Rule of Law
Gonzales stands as the apostle of torture in the administrative councils of the American policy.
And, in fact, Gonzales' staff played a role in preparing the memo which found those loopholes: Timothy E Flanigan, his deputy counsel, talked about a draft of the memorandum with lawyers at the Office of Legal Counsel before it was finalized.
The fact that Gonzales solicited and then passed along advice which defined prohibitions against torture as quaint and obsolete is not as egregious as the fact that he passed that advice along without saying, 'This is a legal opinion, but anyone can offer an opinion.
www.commondreams.org /views05/0126-36.htm   (1427 words)

 Speedy Gonzales   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
The original Speedy had a gold tooth and no hat (his hat would be one of his trademarks later)was thin and not like what we know today.
After his debut appearance Speedy was not seen much until 1955 when Freleng and Halwley Pratt redesigned his look and attitude into the famous Speedy of today with his bright eyes and huge sombrero.
Speedy Gonzales first appeared in 1953 in "Cat-Tails for Two," an animated short directed by Robert McKimson from a story by Tedd Pierce.
www.angelfire.com /cantina/jclark/index.htm   (247 words)

 ULTW Speedy Gonzales Bio   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Speedy who was browner, lankier and rattier than his eventual incarnation, he wears no hat and has lots of imperfect teeth-one of which was gold.
Daffy Duck and Speedy Gonzales are castaways on a tiny island.
Speedy Gonzales represents starving mice in private war with rich and selfish landowner Daffy Duck.
www.tultw.com /bios/speedy.htm   (1487 words)

 Matthew Hunter's Unofficial Speedy Gonzales Page
Speedy himself is never seen smoking, and only two cartoons show characters consuming alcohol, and in both of these Speedy cuts them off and, in one, the Academy Award-nominated Robert McKimson classic, "Tabasco Road", escorts them home.
The Speedy cartoons were directed exclusively by Friz Freleng and Robert McKimson until 1965 (when Friz Freleng and David H. Depatie began producing Looney Tunes from a new studio, and commissioning several Speedy and Roadrunner shorts from Rudy Larriva at Format Films).
The last time Speedy Gonzales was seen on the network was during late-night and Saturday morning showings in the fall of 2000, but then only a few cartoons appeared and only once.
toolooney.goldenagecartoons.com /speedy.htm   (1600 words)

 Request to return the classic Warner Brothers "Speedy Gonzales" films to television Petition
We are dismayed by your statements to FOX NEWS(http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,48872,00.html) that Speedy Gonzales is deemed offensive by your channel.
Speedy Gonzales has remained a very popular character since his creation in 1952, even winning an Academy Award and nominated for two others.
The Request to return the classic Warner Brothers "Speedy Gonzales" films to television Petition to Cartoon Network was created by the fans of classic animation and written by Matthew Hunter.
www.petitiononline.com /speedy/petition.html   (375 words)

 Speedy Gonzales Fan Site - About Speedy Gonzales   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Speedy Gonzales (or Gonzalez), "the fastest mouse in all Mexico", is an animated cartoon mouse from the Warner Brothers Looney Tunes series of cartoons.
In the 1960s, Speedy's main nemesis became Daffy Duck - a move which some fans consider an unusual combination (Sylvester's appropriateness, being a cat, was never questioned) and as depicting the already morally ambiguous duck as excessively malicious.
Speedy's cartoons have come under fire in recent years for their alleged stereotypical depictions of Mexicans and Mexican life.
www.speedygonzales.info   (468 words)

 Don Markstein's Toonopedia: Speedy Gonzales
It was in his second cartoon, Speedy Gonzales (1955), directed by Friz Freleng, that he was re-designed as the sleek little speedster we all know today.
It was an unfortunate partnership, but an enduring one — for the remainder of his career as a cartoon star, Speedy shared billing with Daffy.
Speedy Gonzales has not been a prominent part of the Looney Tunes revival (he didn't even have a speaking role in Space Jam), possibly because of fears that he might offend members of the Hispanic community.
www.toonopedia.com /speedyg.htm   (410 words)

 Alberto Gonzales - Uncyclopedia
Now Gonzales works in the White House as a lawyer, as he grew tired of marauding and pillaging and decided to commit crimes against humanity in a more subtle manner.
Recently, Republican Senator Arlen Spectre revealed that Gonzales is addicted to smoking Dutch Cleanser and he is known to have spent many a night in bed with Supreme Court Associate Justice Clarence Thomas and conservative columnist George Will.
Gonzales has sunk way too many ships to count, but some notable ones have been documented by local governments, international agencies, other pirates, and Gonzales' own vain crew.
uncyclopedia.org /wiki/Speedy_Gonzales   (192 words)

 MelodicRock.com - Artist Showcase. Highlighting the best new melodic releases available.
SPEEDY GONZALES was born in 1990 when Thomas Vikström's band TALK OF THE TOWN broke up and Tommy Denander had just returned from living 3 years in Los Angeles.
For some reason the guys decided on the rather silly name SPEEDY GONZALES and also signed on famous swedish journalist/manager Anders Tengner as their manager.
Tommy and Thomas delivered new song ideas several times a week and soon the band had more than 10 great new songs, 7 of them plus a new version of the TALK OF THE TOWN hit "Free like an eagle" were recorded as a demo to shop for a deal.
www.melodicrock.com /showcase/speedygonzales-electricstalker.html   (543 words)

 TV ACRES: Mice - Speedy Gonzales (Warner Brothers)
Speedy wore a typical peon outfit of white with a red kerchief around his neck and a large brimmed sombrero on his head.
Speedy appeared on segments of THE BUGS BUNNY SHOW/ABC/1960-62, THE BUGS BUNNY/ROAD RUNNER SHOW/CBS/1971-78 and costarred in THE DAFFY/SPEEDY SHOW/NBC/1981.
When Warner Brothers discontinued making the Speedy cartoons in 1968, they loaned his voice out (Mel Blanc) to the Frito Bandito, a Mexican outlaw who was an animated commercial spokesperson for Frito-Lay Corn Chips.
www.tvacres.com /rodents_mice_speedy.htm   (211 words)

 Speedy Gonzales-another victim of politicial correctness - TechIMO Forums
"Speedy Gonzales has always been a very popular cartoon character, and cartoon fans are among the most diehard loyal fans around.
"Speedy Gonzales was a great character and I understand how he portrayed Mexicans in a bad light.
The 1955 animated short "Speedy Gonzales" won an Academy Award, and two other cartoons, "Tabasco Road" and "The Pied Piper of Guadalupe," were nominated for Oscars in 1957 and 1961.
www.techimo.com /forum/t16986.html   (866 words)

 Speedy Gonzales in Los Gatos Bandidos for SNES - MobyGames
Following the trail of the Bandidos, Speedy will enter each level and try to rescue as many mice as possible while chasing after cheese and avoiding natural hazards.
The gameplay in Speedy Gonzales resembles the Sonic the Hedgehog series of games more than anything else.
Speedy has a short range kick for attacking and can occasionally pick up items and use them at a later time.
www.mobygames.com /game/snes/speedy-gonzales-in-los-gatos-bandidos   (247 words)

 Games : Speedy Gonzales: Aztec Adventure
After racing a speedboat through a remarkably rustic-looking Mexican city, Speedy battles tornadoes in Wind Country, gets all wet in Water Country, duels the mythical big cat in Jaguar Country and jumps over lava flows in Fire Country before dueling a legion of walking, stalking mummies in The Temple.
Along the way, Speedy uncovers crates of weapons ranging from the tried-and-true (boomerangs, smoke bombs) to the way-out (cheese balls?).
Speedy garners points by collecting cheeses, with 100 cheeses giving him an extra bonus.
www.nintendo.com /gamemini?gameid=m-Game-0000-509   (261 words)

 Bush Appoints Speedy Gonzales As Attorney General   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
After asking Gonzales to resign, apologizing for the mistake, Bush gave a speech nominating Speedy Gonzales, the fastest mouse in all of Mexico, to fill the Cabinet position.
Gonzales will only continue the attacks on our civil liberties begun by Ashcroft, and he’ll do it much faster.” Romero did concede that he was pleased with Gonzales’s record on bilingual education, but overall preferred “just about any other candidate.”
Gonzales has stated that one of his first actions in office will be to extend the Patriot Act to include cats.
web.grinnell.edu /groups/b_and_s/vol3_4/speedy.html   (331 words)

 Amazon.com: Warner Brothers Golden Jubilee 24 Karat Collection Speedy Gonzales Fast Funnies: Video: Speedy Gonzales   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Speedy Gonzalez, the fastest mouse in all Mexico, was one of those characters.
Speedy Gonzales Fast Funnies, from Warner Brothers Golden Jubilee 24 Karat Collection is one of those worthwhile films that still displays the dynamic Speedy.
GONZALES TAMALES: The male mice are outraged as Speedy Gonzales is taking all their Senioritas from them, and they seek Sylvester to chase Speedy out of town....good luck Sly - you'll need it!
www.amazon.com /Brothers-Jubilee-Collection-Gonzales-Funnies/dp/6300270831   (1344 words)

 Speedy Gonzales - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In one cartoon short from "Merrie Melodies", Speedy is seen wearing a name tag that reads "Matthew", which leads some to believe that Speedy's full name is actually Matt Gonzales.
Volume 4 of the Looney Tunes Golden Collection DVD series, due to be released on November 14, 2006, will have a disc of Speedy shorts.
In 1962, pop singer Pat Boone scored a top 10 hit in the United States with the song "Speedy Gonzales" in which an unidentified vocalist impersonates Mel Blanc's voice spouting faux-Mexican phrases as Speedy.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Speedy_Gonzales   (782 words)

 On the Media
When asked about the absence of the "Fastest Mouse in all [SPANISH PRONUNCIATION] Mexico" from their air waves, Cartoon Network officials admitted that Speedy was no longer part of their lineup, partly because he wasn't very popular, but mostly because of the cartoons' offensive portrayal of Mexicans.
ADRIAN VILLEGAS: I don't see anything as necessarily fl and white, but I think the bigger presence of, of the character and what he represents I think overwhelms-- the concerns for, for the supporting characters which are, are not always in the cartoons and-- I think it's somewhat negligible.
The sniveling and cowardly farm mouse, or the evil switchblade-carrying sewer rat.
www.onthemedia.org /transcripts/transcripts_041302_speedy.html   (869 words)

 Speedy Gonzales (1955) » SpikedHumor.com
Starving Mexican mice want access to a cheese factory guarded by Sylvester Cat and send for Speedy Gonzales, the fastest mouse in all Mexico, to breeze past Sylvester and obtain the cheese for them.
I mean, he put holes in all of sylvester's organs to get to the tail...
Speedy is the best of all the loony toons characters
www.spikedhumor.com /articles/24850/Speedy_Gonzales_1955.html   (279 words)

 IGN: Speedy Gonzales: Aztec Adventure
Sylvester has kidnapped all of the mice in Mexico and it's up to Speedy Gonzales to rescue them.
However, the cheese will not be easy to collect, as along the way Speedy will have to make death-defying jumps while avoiding spikes, lava, and bottomless pits.
In addition to those hazards, there are a number of enemies that are glad the mice are gone and don't want Speedy to rescue them.
gameboy.ign.com /objects/012/012135.html   (303 words)

 FOXNews.com - Speedy Gonzales Caged by Cartoon Network - Celebrity Gossip | Entertainment News | Arts And Entertainment
Speedy is sometimes aided by a coterie of drunken Mexican mice who lounge around the village, or by his lazy cousin Slowpoke Rodriguez, who seems as slow-witted as he is slow-footed.
And though adult fans may bemoan the fact their favorite rodent has been sent to broadcast limbo, they ought to consider most of the viewers are children, Los Angeles psychologist Robert Butterworth said.
Speedy boosters shouldn't expect to see their furry hero anytime soon, at least in the United States, Goldberg said.
www.foxnews.com /story/0,2933,48872,00.html   (976 words)

 FOXNews.com - Speedy Reaches the Finish Line - Celebrity Gossip | Entertainment News | Arts And Entertainment
The hyperactive cartoon mouse, who had been barred from the air by the Cartoon Network because it considered him an offensive Mexican stereotype, is roaming the airwaves once again.
Speedy hadn't been seen on the network — the only one with the rights to show the cartoon in the U.S. since it took over the Warner Bros. stable of old animated movies in 1999.
Critics were happy to see Speedy and friends relegated to the limbo that holds the "Censored 11," old Warner Bros. cartoons that depict fls as fat-lipped minstrels or cannibalistic savages.
www.foxnews.com /story/0,2933,55675,00.html   (654 words)

 Political Correctness Imprisons Speedy Gonzales by Chris Lilik -- Capitalism Magazine   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
The Cartoon Network yanked Speedy because of un-P.C. village-lounging tobacco-smoking drunken Mexican mice and his lazy slow-witted cousin, Slowpoke Rodriguez.
"[Speedy] hasn't been on the air for years because of its ethnic stereotypes," states Cartoon Network spokeswoman Laurie Goldberg.
If Speedy Gonzales is offensive to Mexicans, Yosemite Sam and Elmer Fudd, are offensive to whites.
www.capmag.com /article.asp?id=1587   (613 words)

 Speedy Gonzales: Banned In the USA   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Cartoon Network officals have bannished Speedy Gonzales from their prime-time line-ups for fear of offending Mexican Americans, but fans of the Mexican mouse hero are fighting back.
NEW YORK — Speedy Gonzales easily bested Sylvester the Cat, Daffy Duck and other assorted banditos in his nearly 50-year career.
Cartoon Network officals have bannished Speedy Gonzales from their prime-time line-ups for fear of offending Mexican Americans, but fans of the Mexican mouse hero are figting back.
www.freerepublic.com /focus/news/660464/posts   (2553 words)

 Inside Line: <i>Arriba!</i> VW Turns to Speedy Gonzales To Push GTI -   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Speedy Gonzales is retro-cool these days, and Volkswagen is making him the star of ads pitching the GTI to Hispanic buyers.
The commercials are part of an ongoing effort by the German automaker to win the growing Hispanic market in North America.
The three commercials use vintage Warner Bros. footage and show Speedy in a series of adventures.
www.edmunds.com /insideline/do/News/articleId=109675   (243 words)

 GAC Forums - New York Post small article on Speedy Gonzales
Now is it just me, or do Hispanics who love Speedy and consider the "fastest mouse in all Mexico" a good role model and a hero to many Hispanics or do just they find him offensive?It seems that Mr.Cunningham does not have a clue on what he's talking about.
By failing to mention why he considered Speedy Gonzales to represent a negative stereotype, his comment on that seems to be an invalid opinion.
Anyway, I wouldn't consider Speedy to be a negative stereotype at all.
forums.goldenagecartoons.com /showthread.php?t=542   (658 words)

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