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5 Things I Hate about the Oscars!!!
GOP Mike's Blog ^ | 2/24/09 | GOP Mike

Posted on 02/24/2009 4:50:49 AM PST by gopmike.com

To my Conservative Friends:

I almost never pay attention when my wife has on the Oscars, but as I tapped away on my keyboard Sunday night, I could not help myself look over at the TV and ask my wife, "How unwatchable is this show"???

So I decided to write about the things that I found most annoying about the Sham that is the Academy Awards. However, I am not going to go after the low-hanging fruit of the liberal monologues from the likes of Sean Penn (ugliest man alive) or Meryl Screech. That would be too easy....

I want to put out some of the less obvious things that are more than annoying...

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TOPICS: Miscellaneous; Music/Entertainment; Politics; TV/Movies
KEYWORDS: academyawards; hollywood; liberals; lists

1 posted on 02/24/2009 4:50:49 AM PST by gopmike.com
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To: gopmike.com

the Oscars have become a popularity contest for queers, communists, perverts and all things un-American.


2 posted on 02/24/2009 4:52:45 AM PST by Vaquero ( "an armed society is a polite society" Robert A. Heinlein)
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To: gopmike.com

Yes, Heath Ledger was outstanding in “Dark Knight,” and he very much deserved the recognition. No, he was not a saint, by any stretch of the imagination.

That being said, I didn’t watch the Oscars at all, and I was able to get up the next day, check the internet listings of who won, and that was that. Why it’s still being televised is beyond me.


3 posted on 02/24/2009 4:53:57 AM PST by Future Snake Eater ("Get out of the boat and walk on the water with us!”--Sen. Joe Biden)
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To: gopmike.com

Only FIVE things? You were much too kind!


4 posted on 02/24/2009 4:59:13 AM PST by NewCenturions
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To: Vaquero

A over indulgent and narcissitic culture gathers together for a night of even more self love, what could be worse to watch then a 4 hr self love fest?

Sean Penn winning a award for a movie that absolutely no one watched?

You could put the viewers of “Milk’ and “Che” into a large high school football stadium...and yet that is the height of their professional careers?

No wonder they are bleeding money in LA-LA land.


5 posted on 02/24/2009 5:00:46 AM PST by padre35 (You shall not ignore the laws of God, the Market, the Jungle, and Reciprocity Rm10.10)
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To: gopmike.com

The show has become such a PC fest that it has all the suspense of a Globetrotter game. You have the 5 worst movies of the year that nobody, even the actors themselves like, listed as the best. You know the biggest homosexual struggle story will win. The only suspense is what color ribbon they all will be wearing. Who didn’t know the Milk story would win for PC SoddomWould reasons.

Now they can sit in their mansions and let the world know they care.

Pray for America and Our Troops


6 posted on 02/24/2009 5:11:17 AM PST by bray (The District of Corruption fits Obama like a Glove)
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To: Future Snake Eater

Ditto!


7 posted on 02/24/2009 5:18:53 AM PST by WayneS (Respect the 2nd Amendment; Repeal the 16th)
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To: padre35

Milk has done 5 million paid admissions and counting.


8 posted on 02/24/2009 5:26:30 AM PST by skipper18
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To: gopmike.com
I haven’t wasted my time on the Ocsars, the Grammies, Beauty pageants, TV talent shows, etc., since the pre-cable TV days. Back when we had six channels all of these were 100 times more entertaining and real. You could say the same about the balance of the line-up as well. Night after night the wife and I flip through all the Direct TV channels and find nothing on worth watching, and night after night we resort to our DVD collection of TV programs back when TV was fun. Last night it was shows from the first season of Star Trek.
9 posted on 02/24/2009 5:26:53 AM PST by NavyCanDo
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To: gopmike.com

I hated Sean Penn’s sanctimonious speech about how playing a gay man in a positive light takes such courage.

Sean, when you make a movie showing Al Qaeda or Islam or Arab governments in a negative light.....that’s a risk. Or if you make a movie showing a democrat in a negative light....that’s a risk.

Presenting a gay man in a positive light nowadays is about as risky as saying you love ‘apple pie.’ Get off your high horse.


10 posted on 02/24/2009 5:27:32 AM PST by Mustangman (The GOP)
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To: Future Snake Eater

“Why it’s still being televised is beyond me”

Because sponsers pick up the costs, 30 + million people watch, and ABC charges 1 million + per ad.

Is it really beyond you? Are you this stupid?


11 posted on 02/24/2009 5:28:29 AM PST by skipper18
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To: gopmike.com

5 things? I only hate 2:

1 - The actors/actresses/parrots

2 - Their opinions, political and otherwise


12 posted on 02/24/2009 5:29:18 AM PST by MortMan (Power without responsibility-the prerogative of the harlot throughout the ages. - Rudyard Kipling)
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To: gopmike.com
liberal actors preaching at conservatives
endless self-glorifying narcissism
directors
movies
boring bullsh-t
13 posted on 02/24/2009 5:30:30 AM PST by GOPJ (The MSM will trumpet every hard luck housing story they can find to undermine Santelli.)
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To: Mustangman
Sean, when you make a movie showing Al Qaeda or Islam or Arab governments in a negative light.....that’s a risk. Or if you make a movie showing a democrat in a negative light....that’s a risk.

Presenting a gay man in a positive light nowadays is about as risky as saying you love ‘apple pie.’

Get off your high horse.

Ding ding ding we have a winnah!

14 posted on 02/24/2009 5:33:32 AM PST by GOPJ (The MSM will trumpet every hard luck housing story they can find to undermine Santelli.)
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To: gopmike.com

they did suck. even jack nicholson didn’t wanna attend.


15 posted on 02/24/2009 5:36:11 AM PST by awesomely_close (f the dog beware of owner)
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To: Vaquero

Exactly.

As I say, a bunch of leftists congratulating other leftists for their leftist propaganda.


16 posted on 02/24/2009 5:40:36 AM PST by Ghost of Philip Marlowe (The Stimulus Package: Preamble to the Democrat's new Declaration of In Dependence)
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To: skipper18; padre35
IMDB has the Box Office gross for Milk at $26,748,699, and for Che: Part One at $1,240,302.

For comparison, The Dark Knight is at $533,062,050.

17 posted on 02/24/2009 5:49:49 AM PST by TankerKC (It's July, 1956.)
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To: gopmike.com

I suspect, though I haven’t done the research to prove it, that the true value to the United States of any institution is in inverse proportion to the number of awards it gives itself. Hollywood and the Main Stream Media come immediately to mind.


18 posted on 02/24/2009 5:59:31 AM PST by Hootowl
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To: gopmike.com

right on

let’s throw in the gaudy hundreds of thousands of dollars of jewels- all borrowed

Are not these walking billboards rich enough to own their own jewelry? Does flaunting borrowed jewelry really help sell the jewelry?


19 posted on 02/24/2009 6:01:52 AM PST by silverleaf (Freedom's just another word for "nothing left to lose")
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To: gopmike.com

I don’t watch it, either, but it should have been dominated by ‘Gran Torino’ and ‘The Wrestler’.Jmho.


20 posted on 02/24/2009 6:02:35 AM PST by kickonly88
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To: skipper18

5 million...or about the concession sales at a Michigan v Ohio State football game...that’s pathetic.

Hmmm 5 million...10 bucks a ticket...500k people or so?

What is that .23% of the US populace?


21 posted on 02/24/2009 6:20:00 AM PST by padre35 (You shall not ignore the laws of God, the Market, the Jungle, and Reciprocity Rm10.10)
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To: skipper18

Never heard of it.


22 posted on 02/24/2009 6:25:03 AM PST by bgill
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To: gopmike.com

#2 - The Old Lady Cleavage - Don't get me wrong - If a woman has the goods, nothing wrong with flaunting it. However, once these ladies reach a certain age, let's face it - Gravity has won!!! And its time to cover up... I mean really - nothing is more repulsive that an old bag trying to look young and showing more than we need to see...

Rumor has it Aretha got a rose tattoo on one of her breasts when she was younger.

If so, it is now long-stemmed.

23 posted on 02/24/2009 6:27:57 AM PST by N. Theknow (Kennedys: Can't fly, can't ski, can't drive, can't skipper a boat. But they know what's best.)
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I haven’t heard it mentioned but there was a part where Tina Fey was helping to present an award. Since I am hearing impaired I use closed captioning and read what she was saying because there was a lot of audience noise. She introduced herself as Sarah Palin and then said some obviously stupid stuff. I don’t think the TV audience heard it but the stars in the audience were really laughing hard.
Tina Fey has turned into such a joke.


24 posted on 02/24/2009 6:33:49 AM PST by crymeariver (Good news...in a way)
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To: skipper18
Is it really beyond you? Are you this stupid?

You seem a pleasant sort.

25 posted on 02/24/2009 7:38:43 AM PST by laotzu
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To: NavyCanDo

Don’t know if this would be to your taste, but may I respectfully make some suggestions?

They’re not kid-stuff and some of the language and situations are distinctly adult (as opposed to childish-adult), but I was massively entertained and there’s hours of goods here:

Firefly
Dead Like Me
State of Play
Hustle
Midsomer Murders
Inspector Morse

Lately, I’ve been scouring the back lists at NetFlix. Things I’ve found: Yasuhiro Ozu (brilliant Japanese family drama), Charlie Chan, and a fascinating collection of Yiddish films from the ‘30’s and ‘40’s, many starring Molly Picon. There’s plenty more and I get ‘em for about 25/month. I’m seriously considering dropping cable altogether and just letting Internet in.


26 posted on 02/24/2009 7:46:12 AM PST by BelegStrongbow (The 'Stimulus' is a three-fold sin and every fold in it is mortal.)
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To: BelegStrongbow
And may I suggest this 2005 Gem to add to your Netflix queue. There are some great movies out there, but you got to search them out. Don't expect these recommendations to come from the Hollyweird.

Sophie Scholl: The Final Days

Sophie Scholl was arrested and then executed by guillotine by the Third Reich for distributing anti-Nazi leaflets at her college campus. For this she was beheaded along with several of the other brave young God fearing people of the “White Rose”, an underground Nazi resistance movement. This is a dramatization of that event, it is a movie that will not leave you and will have you thinking about it for days after viewing. I highly recommend this film. I found myself drawn into this movie like few other movies will do. This is brilliant stuff. The tension becomes almost unbearable. The depiction of Freisler (The judge), which might seem over the top, but is quite consistent with accounts and actual film clips of the trial, maybe even understated. He was diabolical, tyrannical and very hot tempered.
After reading many rave reviews from regular people, I ordered this 2005 movie over the Holidays from Netflix. It was sooooo good, I just had to purchas a copy

Watch the Trailer:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JjE020YHPkE

The White Rose

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rkoJgPkFoDs&feature=related

27 posted on 02/24/2009 8:09:01 AM PST by NavyCanDo
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To: skipper18
Is it really beyond you? Are you this stupid?

Go f**k yourself. Is that the response you were looking for, dick?

28 posted on 02/24/2009 8:48:08 AM PST by Future Snake Eater ("Get out of the boat and walk on the water with us!”--Sen. Joe Biden)
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