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July 23, 2010

LKL – Hugh Hefner and his civil rights activism

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Lucy   July 23rd, 2010 4:50 pm ET

Great show. I look forward to the documentary film. His activism is something few today may know of.

Best wishes to Hugh Hefner.


Linda Duronslet   July 23rd, 2010 5:56 pm ET

Hugh is a very compassionate man who always made others feel like they meant something to the world. His love and compassion for mankind is a gift from God. I will always be grateful to Hugh who made it possible for me to become a Playboy Bunny back in the day, although I turned the job down to become an Airline flight attendant which was another job that was new to few Blacks in 1969.


JIM CARROLL   July 23rd, 2010 6:03 pm ET

PRESIDENT OBAMA IS DOING A GREAT JOB. WE NEED TO GIVE HIM MORE DEMOCRATS IN NOVEMBER!
Why can't the News Media rub its belly and pat its head at the same time, or will they use any excuse to keep from giving Obama his dues? THE LIFE BLOOD
OF THE NEWS MEDIA IS ADVERTISING; IT IS OWNED LOCK, STOCK AND BARREL BY BIG BUSINESS.

Now is the time for all Liberals to come to the aid of the Democratic Party. I am a Liberal with a big L. I did not get every thing I wanted!
But I am not stupid enough to believe that electing more Republicans will help the Liberal Cause!

The way to pay for unemployment benefits is with new money. Has the News Media and members of Congress never
read Article 1, Section 8, of the Constitution? If they have, surely they would know that Congress has three ways to pay
for the benefits: TAXES, BORROWED MONEY, AND NEW MONEY.

Make BP open up the cap long enough to pump oil to the tanker to find out for sure what they have been pouring into the Gulf. They say the take-away capacity is greater than the amount of oil coming out
of the well. They would like for the Federal Government not to know for sure. Let us find out before they kill the well. It is possible that they will drill a smaller hole into the old well.

Make BP and the other big oil companies have at least two ways each to stop similar leaks before oil drilling
off shore is resumed.


Smith in Oregon   July 23rd, 2010 6:41 pm ET

Obviously Hugh Hefner is not a Republican. Hugh Hefner is not someone attempting to push racial segregation and the return of 'Dixie' of the Southern States down the throats of the readers of Playboy. Hugh Hefner during the LKL interview appeared to be respectful and acceptable to humanity, genders and all races.

I find it entirely ironic that the ultra-right conservative Christian Republican party entirely paints Hugh Hefner as a immoral depraved individual while it is them that are waving the flag of Black slavery and demanding the deportation of brown American infants born in America from illegal brown skinned immigrants.


Jessie from Auckland, NZ   July 25th, 2010 4:48 am ET

Wow, I never would have thought of Hugh Hefner in this role. Maybe it was lurking there just waiting to get out .


Donald Allen   July 26th, 2010 4:59 am ET

well what I think I wood not sport sum one How call me A Funny if I am what do you think you or this is four the man on CNN how think he got more right than me or any one Else four that mater what A Joke This country is and it Ben like that four quit sum time if my case is a Joke what is your,s it no different your window or yours But what I,M doing with it is not that is the way I see it there Just crock there to rip you off and me off and that is all they care about what we do every day and they entered or right be say collective and I,M Just not gonna agree to there stubbed if you understand it and I well not give them not right to richer My work what more can I say to CNN that I,V not all ready and the end Had to com soon or Latter and I suppose we com to that point see you be Good and Have fun nutrition you say make no sense or them ether I men Like microsoft that is how I,M talk about Larry be good see you on TV


IKHAN   July 26th, 2010 3:58 pm ET

Hi Larry.
Hi folks
At first I had dismissed Hefner on this serious a issue as someone trying to wriggle out of his established image. Now I see him compared to most others who are constantly in our faces, as being sincere in his expressed views, a polite & civil person.
@Smith in Oregon
these very same Ultra Right hoods you mention are themselves from immigrant blood, as are almost all of us Americans.
This disconcerting factor of race has been deliberately introduced in politics to divide this nation & by drumming up hate & fear to garner votes for their front persons in the next elections, which they would never otherwise get.
As we near election time you would see more of them coming out of shadows.
The news is that some anti-American elements in the Republican Party are trying to get a resolution passed forcing America to aid & abet Israel militarily , in invading Iran.
In my opinion these people are not loyal to America & their allegiance to this country is suspect. Our military leadership & even an 'ordinary' American knows that engaging in a third war in the Middle East would be a disaster to top the other two disasters.


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