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Hollywood Lunatics and Other Stories
Publius Forum ^ | Nevember 26, 2010 | Warner Todd Huston

Posted on 11/26/2010 8:59:41 AM PST by shibumi

-By Warner Todd Huston

It’s a holiday and some might say we should be charitable to the unfortunate. By unfortunate usually they mean those that don’t have as much as you and I. But one might construe “unfortunate” to mean being gut wrenchingly stupid, too. And when one thinks of the gut wrenchingly stupid one often thinks of the denizens of Hollywood above all others. Still it is awfully hard to be charitable toward such stupidity, I have to admit.

Today I have two members of the gut wrenchingly stupid Hollywood set to report upon. It might have been three but the terminal lunacy of Charlie Sheen just goes without saying.

This week Americans stood ready to wish each other a Happy Thanksgiving, to be sure. Well, everyone was but the vapid Angelina Jolie, that is. To her this holiday isn’t a day to thank God for our fortunate bounty and to reflect upon the fortuitous founding of this nation, it’s little else but “happy murder the natives day” and she refuses to take part.

Angelina Jolie hates this holiday and wants no part in rewriting history like so many other Americans,” a friend of the actress tells me. “To celebrate what the white settlers did to the native Indians, the domination of one culture over another, just isn’t her style. She definitely doesn’t want to teach her multi-cultural family how to celebrate a story of murder.

I suppose we can be charitable and ignore this ninny’s kitschy musings based on her woefully incoherent view of American history. Unfortunately, it is just the sort of vapidity that is de rigueur for the empty headed Hollyweird set. As they puff themselves up imagining they care more than you about “the little people,” they indulge a corresponding hatred of our country all too often.

But Jolie’s absurd notion pales in comparison to the outright lunacy of “comedienne” Whoopi Goldberg (real name: Caryn Elaine Johnson). Whoopi thinks that the world does not have a Muslim problem, thinks “white men” are terrorists, and thinks that Muslims in the USA are persecuted more than Jews. Oh, there’s more. Goldberg also thinks that the Japanese didn’t attack Pearl Harbor in 1941.

Those are truly gut wrenchingly stupid notions.

In a segment on the Bill O’Reilly show, Goldberg unleashed this risible steam of inanity on his poor viewers and proved that Jolie has nothing on the venerable, award-winning comedienne in the department of the absurd.

As she debated O’Reilly… well, the word “debated” is also bestowing a charitable air to the appearance… Goldberg burdened the viewers with the following deeply thought out truths:

O’Reilly: Do you have a problem in history when you were taught about World War II that Japanese attacked us? Do you have a problem with that?

Goldberg: I have a problem with that. The Japanese Army attacked us.

The foolishness of the assumption behind Goldberg’s “point” is laughable. In her view the Japanese didn’t attack us. Just their army did (and O’Reilly corrected her that it was the air force, not the army). So, I guess when any nation’s armed forces are engaged in battle, no one sent them into battle? No people stands behind its own military?

Idiotic.

Unfortunately for the viewers, she went on.

Goldberg: Right now, everybody can say the Muslims are the terrorists. Two years ago, it was the white people that were the terrorists.

O’Reilly: What white people?

Goldberg: Oh, wasn’t it white people that blew up Oklahoma City?

O’Reilly: Yes, two of them. Two of them.

Wow. So to Goldberg, two white guys that bombed the federal building in Oklahoma means that all white people are terrorists, yet that 19 Saudi Muslims perpetrated 9/11, that does not mean that all Muslims are terrorists? Her logic escapes me.

The truth is that neither all white people are terrorists because of the actions in Oklahoma of two of them nor are all Muslims terrorists because 19 of them perpetrated 9/11. But the fact is, in today’s reality most terrorists are Muslims so Goldberg’s whole underlying premise is idiotic all the way around.

One more.

O’Reilly: New study today, Jews in America are far more likely to be persecuted than Muslims, just came out today.

Goldberg: You know what? I’m sure that someone believes that, but I believe that in neighborhoods where they don’t want Muslims, they beat up kids.

You’re “sure that someone believes that,” Whoopi? Yeah, that someone would be the FBI whose latest hate crime statistics prove that in all of 2009 only 107 “hate crimes” against Muslims were reported all across the country. On the other hand, that same FBI release noted that 931 hate crimes against Jews were reported.

If hatred against Muslims was so wide spread in the U.S. as Goldberg imagines, why is there no corresponding rise in hate crimes against Muslims? And the 2009 report isn’t an outlier year, either. In 2008 (see table 1) we find an equally whopping 105 anti-Muslim hate crimes reported.

There is no way to escape the conclusion that there really isn’t much anti-Islamic hate crime in the U.S. even after 9/11. Despite the fevered imagination of one Whoopi Goldberg, there is many times more anti-Jewish hate crime happening in the U.S. than anti-Muslim hate crime.

Once again she proves herself uninformed, full of wild-eyed notions, and wholly devoted to devaluing America in favor of every other nation/ideology.

(See a full transcript of Goldberg’s appearance at Newsbusters)

Sadly, these two geniuses are representative of the skewed, half informed, nonsense that passes for deep thought in Hollywood these days. It’s hard to excuse such foolishness even on a holiday.


TOPICS: Humor; Society; TV/Movies
KEYWORDS: laleft; oreilley; whoopi

1 posted on 11/26/2010 8:59:46 AM PST by shibumi
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To: shibumi

Thanks for posting in full.


2 posted on 11/26/2010 9:04:19 AM PST by Larry Lucido
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To: Larry Lucido

My pleasure!


3 posted on 11/26/2010 9:05:21 AM PST by shibumi (Wily Pablo lives in someone's head - rent free!)
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To: shibumi

I am curious. Whoopi has such a lovely real name Caryn Elaine Johnson; I wonder how she ended up on the streets. I hear she used drugs; but what was her family like before she ended up on the streets?


4 posted on 11/26/2010 9:06:54 AM PST by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: shibumi

Bttt.

Sad how celebrity status gives retards a platform to spout nonsense.


5 posted on 11/26/2010 9:08:36 AM PST by Larry Lucido
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To: All

Here is the Direct Link to Eyeblast TV’s video of Whoopi and O’Reilley:

http://www.eyeblast.tv/public/checker.aspx?v=hdSUqGZuqG


6 posted on 11/26/2010 9:09:13 AM PST by shibumi (Wily Pablo lives in someone's head - rent free!)
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To: freekitty

I don’t know, but from what I’ve seen, I really don’t want to know any more in depth about her.

I’ll leave that to Ted Danson and his ilk.


7 posted on 11/26/2010 9:10:21 AM PST by shibumi (Wily Pablo lives in someone's head - rent free!)
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To: shibumi
and O’Reilly corrected her that it was the air force, not the army

No, Bill. It was the Japanese navy. Those were fleet air arm planes launched from six carriers.

8 posted on 11/26/2010 9:13:21 AM PST by 17th Miss Regt
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To: shibumi

If Celebrity-mongers like O’Reilly didn’t give fools like Whoopi Goldberg a forum, we wouldn’t be subjected to all this crap. As far as I’m concerned, it STARTS with O’Reilly.


9 posted on 11/26/2010 9:38:41 AM PST by supremedoctrine (Come closer. I want to get a better look at you.)
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To: supremedoctrine

I certainly am no defender of BOR.

He’s a wishy-washy opportunist in my book.


10 posted on 11/26/2010 9:41:11 AM PST by shibumi (Wily Pablo lives in someone's head - rent free!)
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To: shibumi
Mr. Hustons words are copyrighted.Do you have permission to post them?
11 posted on 11/26/2010 9:44:25 AM PST by sausageseller (If you want to cut your own throat, don't come to me for a bandage. M, Thatcher)
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To: freekitty

She really does have a lovely real name. Maybe she thought she needed something unusual to stand out as a comedian.


12 posted on 11/26/2010 9:51:59 AM PST by proud American in Canada (my former tagline "We can, and we will prevail" doesn't fit with the usurper's goals.)
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To: shibumi

Note to Bill O, the Japanese navy attacked Pearl Harbor.


13 posted on 11/26/2010 9:52:51 AM PST by Nuc 1.1 (Liberals aren't Patriots. Remember 1789!)
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To: sausageseller

Here is a link to the Copyright/Excerpt Only list.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1111944/posts

I don’t see him listed there.

FR also has an “auto-excerpt” feature to prevent posting of full articles that are on this list. Obviously it does not include his work.


14 posted on 11/26/2010 9:54:31 AM PST by shibumi (Wily Pablo lives in someone's head - rent free!)
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To: shibumi
So by his blog not being listed, you the right to break copyright law?
15 posted on 11/26/2010 10:06:28 AM PST by sausageseller (If you want to cut your own throat, don't come to me for a bandage. M, Thatcher)
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To: proud American in Canada

She just didn’t want to sound white, is my guess. Eff me, this broad is duuumb.


16 posted on 11/26/2010 10:08:51 AM PST by Catholic Canadian
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To: sausageseller
Read and learn: "Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works. "
17 posted on 11/26/2010 10:09:43 AM PST by shibumi (Wily Pablo lives in someone's head - rent free!)
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To: sausageseller

WTH uses FR daily to post his stuff. What’s he gonna do, sue FR?


18 posted on 11/26/2010 10:15:45 AM PST by Larry Lucido
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To: sausageseller

IOW, FR is WTH’s meal ticket.


19 posted on 11/26/2010 10:16:17 AM PST by Larry Lucido
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To: shibumi

The White Guys were not in a Billion Member anti-american group.


20 posted on 11/26/2010 10:30:23 AM PST by screaminsunshine (Americanism vs Communism)
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To: shibumi
in neighborhoods where they don’t want Muslims, they beat up kids.

Name one such incident.

21 posted on 11/26/2010 11:26:25 AM PST by IronJack (=)
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To: shibumi

Actors are like ventriloquist dummies.

Unless someones hand is up their butts moving their lips they are total block heads.


22 posted on 11/26/2010 2:27:39 PM PST by TASMANIANRED (Liberals are educated above their level of intelligence.. Thanks Sr. Angelica)
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To: proud American in Canada

Who knows; but she had a pretty name. Where she got Whoopi Goldberg; who knows?


23 posted on 11/26/2010 2:38:15 PM PST by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: sausageseller
Do you have permission to post them?

No permission is needed to post full content from some blog.

His ramblings are posted in full on other sites, why not here?

He excerpts just to get blog hits, playing Freepers for suckers.

Don't be a sucker.

24 posted on 11/27/2010 6:05:50 AM PST by humblegunner (Pablo is very wily)
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To: shibumi
Read and learn: "Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works. "

Your ignorance is obvious.

You need to learn about the legalities of " fair use" and copyrighted material.

25 posted on 11/27/2010 6:16:06 AM PST by sausageseller (If you want to cut your own throat, don't come to me for a bandage. M, Thatcher)
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To: Larry Lucido
WTH uses FR daily to post his stuff. What’s he gonna do, sue FR?

It is his copyrighted material to post, NOT YOURS!

Yes he could sue FR. Your ignorance on past legal issues involving FR is so noted.

26 posted on 11/27/2010 6:19:03 AM PST by sausageseller (If you want to cut your own throat, don't come to me for a bandage. M, Thatcher)
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To: sausageseller; Larry Lucido
"You need to learn about the legalities of " fair use" and copyrighted material"

Actually I'm quite well aaware of them.

The material in this case qualifies for "fair use" protection on several grounds.

First, neither I, nor FreeRepublic, are using the material for commercial purposes or financial gain.

Second, the nature of the work in question is such that it was designed to be disseminated, the author's intent being so stated on the work itself, by his inclusion of this quote:

" “The only end of writing is to enable the reader better to enjoy life, or better to endure it.” –Samuel Johnson

This quote specifies altruistic intent on the part of the author, as opposed to commercial gain.

The amount of the article, relative to the body of the author's work found on his website is miniscule.

Finally, the effect of exposure of the author's work on FreeRepublic enhances the author's market value, rather than diminish it, and since he, himself, makes his essays available, in full on many other websites, it does not diminish the value of this particular piece in any demonstrable manner.

Because of the above, all four tests of eligibility for "fair use" put forth by Section 107 of the US Copyright Code are met.
27 posted on 11/27/2010 9:19:08 AM PST by shibumi (Wily Pablo lives in someone's head - rent free!)
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To: shibumi
Actually I'm quite well aware of them.

The material in this case qualifies for "fair use" protection on several grounds.

First, neither I, nor FreeRepublic, are using the material for commercial purposes or financial gain.

Your "fair use" argument is useless, evidence being all the blocked from posting material on FR.

This quote specifies altruistic intent on the part of the author, as opposed to commercial gain.

Quote has ABSOUTLY nothing do with republishing on your part.

Finally, the effect of exposure of the author's work on FreeRepublic enhances the author's market value, rather than diminish it, and since he, himself, makes his essays available, in full on many other websites, it does not diminish the value of this particular piece in any demonstrable manner.

You can't argue that: First, neither I, nor FreeRepublic, are using the material for commercial purposes or financial gain.

Then say his "market value" has increased.

You have failed in all four of your tests.

28 posted on 11/27/2010 10:40:01 AM PST by sausageseller (If you want to cut your own throat, don't come to me for a bandage. M, Thatcher)
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To: sausageseller

And you have failed in basic reading comprehension.


29 posted on 11/27/2010 7:51:06 PM PST by shibumi (Wily Pablo lives in someone's head - rent free!)
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To: sausageseller

The writer is a blogpimp.

What’s he going to do, write a nasty blog post about it?


30 posted on 11/28/2010 4:43:56 AM PST by humblegunner (Pablo is very wily)
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