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Why is Matt Damon So Dumb?
The Band of Patriots ^ | 8/3/11 | Bryan Thomas

Posted on 08/08/2011 12:51:06 PM PDT by bthockey

As an actor, I absolutely love Matt Damon. The Bourne Ultimatum is one of the best movies I have ever seen. I can watch it again and again without getting tired of it. He is one of my favorite actors. However, his political ideas are some of the stupidest ideas I've ever heard.

Matt Damon has a crazy idea that he, and his fellow millionaires and billionaires, need to be taxed more so that his money can be used to help the world. He doesn't believe that he should have that money but that his money should be spread around and not given to him, but those who are worse off than him. In the interview below, he explains that it is "criminal" that the wealthy aren't paying more in taxes. Also in this interview, Matt Damon has the brilliant idea of taxing the rich more "per million dollars." It's interesting to watch.

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1 posted on 08/08/2011 12:51:16 PM PDT by bthockey
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To: bthockey

The real question is why ANYONE would give any credence whatsoever to someone whose only talent is to make faces into a camera while reciting lines that someone much smarter than him wrote.


2 posted on 08/08/2011 12:53:43 PM PDT by PhilosopherStone1000
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To: bthockey

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3 posted on 08/08/2011 12:54:14 PM PDT by thackney (life is fragile, handle with prayer)
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To: bthockey

He’s so smart he’s stupid.

Really ... for all these uber wealthies who say they aren’t taxed enough... they need to have a program for that.

The IRS needs to set up a way so that these “altruistic” uber wealthies can voluntarily pay more.

I’m sure that will cure our whole national problem. Because I keep hearing that they all want to pay more to the government.


4 posted on 08/08/2011 12:55:50 PM PDT by Winstons Julia (when liberals rant, it's called free speech; when conservatives vent, it's called hate speech.)
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To: bthockey
"Why is Matt Damon So Dumb?"

A product of Boston public school system???

5 posted on 08/08/2011 12:56:48 PM PDT by SkyDancer (You know, they invented wheelbarrows to teach government employees how to walk on their hind legs.)
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To: thackney
Bingo.

Anybody who thinks that the US Government isn't taking enough of his money is welcome to make a donation.

6 posted on 08/08/2011 12:57:13 PM PDT by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilization is Aborting, Buggering, and Contracepting itself out of existence.)
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To: bthockey

Inwardly, folks like Matt and his compadres feeeel a deep-seated guilt for being successful..

One way they attempt to assauge the guilt and sharing the blame for being so successful is by re-appropriating ‘OPM’ and donating theirs to noble causes like global warming and hunger while they party with dictators and dickheads...

Classic DemocRat the last 100 years.


7 posted on 08/08/2011 12:57:36 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Obama: Epic Fail or Bust!!!)
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To: bthockey

Matt Damon’s payday per movie is around 27 million dollars. If he were taxed 90% of that he’d pay to the government $24,300,000, leaving him with $2,700,000 to live on. He doesn’t have a problem with this because the number of movies he stars in permits him to live quite comfortably. The average American, however, if faced with losing 90% of their income to the government, doesn’t have the ability to simply go out and earn more by working more.


8 posted on 08/08/2011 12:58:42 PM PDT by SoldierDad (Proud dad of an Army Soldier currently deployed in the Valley of Death, Afghanistan)
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To: Winstons Julia
The IRS needs to set up a way so that these “altruistic” uber wealthies can voluntarily pay more.

Already exists. It's called "Voluntary Contributions To Retire The National Debt". Just make out your check to the US Treasury and send it in, they'll take it. I challenge liberals to do this all the time when they start their "more taxes" jive. The fact that they don't do it exposes their hypocrisy.

9 posted on 08/08/2011 12:59:08 PM PDT by chimera
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To: bthockey

None of the suggested tax increases would hurt these folks that much. Let’s see how Mr. Damon would react if the govt were to put in a truly progressive tax. One that would put folks such as himself up it an 80 - 90% bracket.


10 posted on 08/08/2011 12:59:32 PM PDT by Rosie405
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To: PhilosopherStone1000
The real question is why ANYONE would give any credence whatsoever to someone whose only talent is to make faces into a camera while reciting lines that someone much smarter than him wrote.

Are you referring to Matt Damon or Ronald Reagan?

11 posted on 08/08/2011 1:01:18 PM PDT by bcsco
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To: bthockey

Matt Damon’s mommy is a professor, and Damon has several “Nothing” diplomas that confer that he was good enough to pass a liberal arts course.
Which means he’s smart enough to lock wits with a slime mold.


12 posted on 08/08/2011 1:02:00 PM PDT by Darksheare (You will never defeat Bok Choy!)
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To: bthockey

“Why is Matt Damon so dumb?”

Don’t make me say it...

... he was Bourne that way.


13 posted on 08/08/2011 1:02:04 PM PDT by BuddhaBrown (Path to enlightenment: Four right turns, then go straight until you see the Light!)
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To: bthockey
Senate cuts movie-industry tax break from stimulus bill

Note who is for Hollywood getting a tax break.

14 posted on 08/08/2011 1:02:25 PM PDT by dfwgator
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Matt Damon
F.A.G.

15 posted on 08/08/2011 1:02:35 PM PDT by RandallFlagg ("I can see 2012 from my house!" Jim Thompson, 7-16-2011)
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To: bcsco

Reagan wrote “A Time For Choosing” on his own.


16 posted on 08/08/2011 1:03:51 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: bthockey

A: He is NOT a great actor, IMO. A GREAT actor is one who convinces the viewer, so completely, that he IS the character being portrayed, and NOT the dumbass, anti-American, knee pad wearing, mouth piece for a Socialist pretender in office.

B: Learning 4 syllable words from a Mother who is an educator and attending less than 5 months at Harvard does not qualify one as a judge of National, or International, Economics, Foreign Policy, or even Sidewalk Safety.

Matty: STFU and count your millions that you refuse to use to help our economy or job situation.


17 posted on 08/08/2011 1:03:57 PM PDT by papasmurf (War is hell, but not the worst hell. Having a PRES__ENT comes close!)
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To: SkyDancer

“A product of Boston public school system???”

Ah... Damon’s from Cambridge as is Affleck.


18 posted on 08/08/2011 1:05:13 PM PDT by Joe Marine 76 ("It's The Natural Born Citizenship, Stupid!")
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To: thackney; bthockey

Does Damon still pay MA income tax?

If so, he can opt to pay the higher MA income tax rate (5.85% vs. 5.3%).

Wake me when he does...


19 posted on 08/08/2011 1:05:19 PM PDT by GOPsterinMA (Perry/Bachmann 2012 - they can share hair care products.)
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To: bthockey

He was raised by a teacher.

The man has a good heart, and seems to be reasonably intelligent, but he hasn’t thought things through.

One thing he doesn’t seem to grasp is the inefficiency of government. If the government takes $1M from Mr. Damon, after the bureaucracy and corruption overhead, it would be amazing if $100k was spent to help someone.

He’s a good actor, and probably a nice fellow, just a bit confused.


20 posted on 08/08/2011 1:05:24 PM PDT by brownsfan (I miss the America I grew up in.)
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To: bthockey
I don't think Matt Damon is dumb. His mother is a teacher and I assume she is a good teacher and sincere person. She asked her son to stick up for teachers, meaning, stick up for her, his mother. Also, Damon is afraid that he'll be demonized for being rich by envious Americans, so he tells the world, “Take my money! I don't need it! Give it to teachers!” Damon's arguments are stupid, but I doubt he's stupid. More likely, he's being emotional (instead of rational and objective) or disingenuous.
21 posted on 08/08/2011 1:05:37 PM PDT by utahagen
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To: bthockey

Matt Damon is dumb because he can afford to be.


22 posted on 08/08/2011 1:05:50 PM PDT by Vanders9
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To: bthockey

Damon usually phones in the same performance. He doesn’t have much range at all. He was brutal to watch in The Adjustment Bureau.


23 posted on 08/08/2011 1:05:57 PM PDT by Ted Grant
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To: bthockey

No. 1 Does anyone have his phone number?

No. 2. When I was younger I said something stupid like - Rich is not all it is made out to be and that money couldn’t by happiness yada, yada, yada. Then one day I found myself poor. And guess what? IT SUCKS!


24 posted on 08/08/2011 1:06:05 PM PDT by Bitsy (!)
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To: bthockey
The Bourne Ultimatum is one of the best movies I have ever seen.

I quit reading right there. The Bourne Ultimatum was a bucket of tripe, a liberal progressive wet dream of a movie. I.E. evil CIA rightwing leaders killing US enemies at any cost = evil, so then the poor liberal hero must conquer the evil rightwing conspiracy.
I prefer to think of The Bourne Identity as a standalone movie, as in the story stops at the end of it. The other 2 got progressively preachy and more liberal in tone until it was sickening.
25 posted on 08/08/2011 1:06:09 PM PDT by brent13a (Freerepublic is a great sight for conservative news, if you can stomach the cop hating.)
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To: bthockey

Matt Damon in Team America.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZWTzyU5MFgM


26 posted on 08/08/2011 1:07:24 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: bthockey
Here's how hollywood actors make millions:

Light that bounces off them and is captured by celluloid.

27 posted on 08/08/2011 1:07:48 PM PDT by NoLibZone (Life as Nancy Pelosi knows & wants it, must end, Life As Nancy Knows it is to raise Debt 10% annualy)
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To: dfwgator

I know what he’s written. I was just letting the poster know he paints with a broad brush.


28 posted on 08/08/2011 1:07:54 PM PDT by bcsco
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To: bcsco

Reagan did more than just acting, even before he became Governor of California, whereas Matt Damon has done nothing else. It took many years of work for Reagan to make the transition.


29 posted on 08/08/2011 1:09:16 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Bitsy

Yeah, but rich folk don’t eat brats and knackwurst... :)


30 posted on 08/08/2011 1:10:27 PM PDT by bcsco
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To: brent13a

There was an interview when they filmed teh last Bourne movie, and Damon stupidly stated flat out that he was ‘surprised’ that “the Republicans didn’t come and shut down” the filming.
Somebody could probably find the exact quote and wording, but that was the meat of it, he was certain “they” were going to destroy the film.
Tells alot about his character and ego.


31 posted on 08/08/2011 1:10:30 PM PDT by Darksheare (You will never defeat Bok Choy!)
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To: bthockey
While The Bourne Ultimatum has many enjoyable action scenes, its message - and the message of pretty much all Damon's action movies - is that the United States is a tremendous force for evil, deliberately manipulating and murdering its own citizens in order to maximize wealth and power for a secret cabal of industrialists.

The Good Shepherd, Green Zone, The Adjustment Bureau, the Bourne series, all drive this point home aggressively. Even his roles in The Informant! and The Departed support this theme.

Damon's acting career and his ideology are in perfect lockstep.

32 posted on 08/08/2011 1:11:01 PM PDT by wideawake
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To: Winstons Julia
I'm of the opinion that we should get a special act of congress to socialize all salaries just in Hollywood, Broadway and other defined parts of the entertainment industry. I would not include professional sports, because few athletes make the ridiculously stupid and one-sided statements as do those in the entertainment industry.

It would basically work like this: all actors and actress salaries would be equalized with slight differences to be allowed on the basis of seniority and merit pay. Anything earned beyond the agreed formula would be taxed at 100% to subsidize those who worked at less than the Screen Actors Guild average (less small exceptions for seniority and merit pay for box office hits).

Since there are hundreds of people in the entertainment industry living six to an apartment and waiting tables or tending bar for every big name raking in millions, it would be democratic as well.

What do you suppose Damon and his fellow entertainment stars would say about instituting such a pilot system in their industry to see how it would work before imposing it on the rest of the country?

33 posted on 08/08/2011 1:11:18 PM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: bthockey

I know a lot of liberals who are smarter than I am (a lot of conservatives are too).

But the liberals are absolutely clueless about politics, because they have been listening to each other for so long, and dismissing every conservative argument as not worth hearing. Plus they sit around and stroke each other about how much smarter they are than conservatives — which means they are not used to being challenged on facts and having to logically defend their position.

So the truth is, they are just really ignorant, and have no perspective on how intellectually flabby liberalism has become.


34 posted on 08/08/2011 1:12:33 PM PDT by Maceman (Obama: As American as nasei goreng)
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To: dfwgator

Look, I just finished re-reading Reagan’s autobiography (which my dog started to chew at about midway through...). The poster wrote a generalized remark about the intelligence of actors.. I replied making a comparison. That’s it. Bada bing, bada boom.


35 posted on 08/08/2011 1:14:11 PM PDT by bcsco
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To: PhilosopherStone1000
Believe me, acting must be the easiest thing on earth to do.

These ‘actors/actresses’ are about as intelligent as your average tree slug and there they are... making millions standing around in front of a camera doing ‘pretend’

Right... I want one of these dumb-as-dirt, photogenic losers telling me how the world works.

36 posted on 08/08/2011 1:15:12 PM PDT by SMARTY (A claim for equality of material position can be met only by a government with totalitarian powers.)
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To: Joe Marine 76

Okay - so Cambridge is a bit outside of Boston. I was being generic pointing to the area. So, how’s this instead? “A product of the Cambridge public school system that also harbors that liberal haven of Harvard” And affleck is a big white duck.


37 posted on 08/08/2011 1:15:22 PM PDT by SkyDancer (You know, they invented wheelbarrows to teach government employees how to walk on their hind legs.)
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To: bthockey

I was a theater major in college in the mid to late 70’s. You start right way studying anti-American or pro-Commie or nihilistic plays in Freshman year such as those by Arther Miller. All your acting and directing classes revolve around crap like that. You get to a point in which you cannot tell that what you are studying as “art” is just commie propaganda.


38 posted on 08/08/2011 1:15:39 PM PDT by Sans-Culotte ( Pray for Obama- Psalm 109:8)
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He’s an actor.
He cannot think for himself.
He has no ‘me’ inside, only ‘others’..............


39 posted on 08/08/2011 1:16:56 PM PDT by Red Badger ("Treason doth never prosper.... What's the reason? Why if it prosper, none dare call it treason.")
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To: bcsco

Yeah, but rich folk don’t eat brats and knackwurst... :)

There you go again dangling those brats under my nose - shameful. I’m stoping at the deli on my way home - I’ll fix ya;) And, I have never heard any one say - my kingdom for a knackwurst - you may be right.


40 posted on 08/08/2011 1:18:37 PM PDT by Bitsy (!)
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To: SkyDancer
Why is Matt Damon So Dumb?"

He was dumb to begin with and now he hangs with other Hollywood dummies who re-enforce one another's dumb ideas. Its just like a faculty lounge tea kegger only with less educated participants. The result is much the same, stupidity amplified and large political burps. Pass the Bromo.

41 posted on 08/08/2011 1:18:58 PM PDT by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannoli. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: Vigilanteman

How about no star can make more than 20x what an extra makes? Wasn’t that a lib argument vs. CEO’s? They should not make ‘ridiculous’ salaries vs their companies’ lowest paid employees?


42 posted on 08/08/2011 1:20:36 PM PDT by EDINVA
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he explains that it is "criminal" that the wealthy aren't paying more in taxes

Sorry Matt you fool - you can write a check to the US Treasury anytime you want. Send them your millions and the US Government will put it to good use helping the victims. Myself, I would rather do it through my local community and my church - they don't strip off that huge overhead on the top like the Feds. Nor do I want someone in the District of Corruption deciding who gets what.
43 posted on 08/08/2011 1:20:44 PM PDT by Cheerio (Barry Hussein Soetoro-0bama=The Complete Destruction of American Capitalism)
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he explains that it is "criminal" that the wealthy aren't paying more in taxes

Sorry Matt you fool - you can write a check to the US Treasury anytime you want. Send them your millions and the US Government will put it to good use helping the victims. Myself, I would rather do it through my local community and my church - they don't strip off that huge overhead on the top like the Feds. Nor do I want someone in the District of Corruption deciding who gets what.
44 posted on 08/08/2011 1:20:51 PM PDT by Cheerio (Barry Hussein Soetoro-0bama=The Complete Destruction of American Capitalism)
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To: bthockey

That’s kinda like asking why is a stump a stump isn’t it....


45 posted on 08/08/2011 1:20:57 PM PDT by Breto (never accept the premise)
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To: Don Corleone

I guess like all actors they have to have something written in front of them to be able to communicate.


46 posted on 08/08/2011 1:21:27 PM PDT by SkyDancer (You know, they invented wheelbarrows to teach government employees how to walk on their hind legs.)
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To: bcsco
Are you referring to Matt Damon or Ronald Reagan?

at one time, posibly both. Reagan was, after all, a high ranking union boss, but like my kitten, he opened his eyes and saw reality. I have friends, including the mayor of the city I live in, who are liberal Democrats, but they cannot debate their points with any success whatsoever....I think most of them were raised in liberal households and simply cannot believe that dad and mom would have steered them wrong. they seem to be waiting for things to get better, but are unwilling to do anything to make that happen

47 posted on 08/08/2011 1:22:03 PM PDT by terycarl
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To: Vigilanteman

Oh, snap!


48 posted on 08/08/2011 1:22:34 PM PDT by Winstons Julia (when liberals rant, it's called free speech; when conservatives vent, it's called hate speech.)
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To: thackney

Pony up all you rich farts, don’t wait for political sh-t heads to act.


49 posted on 08/08/2011 1:25:30 PM PDT by Waco (Nominate Palin or forget 2012 you lost)
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To: chimera

Yeah....but no one knows about it.

Someone high profile needs to make waves about its existence. The GUBMINT even! They could call it the “True Patriots” program and make these wealthy limousine liberals put their money where their mouths are.


50 posted on 08/08/2011 1:25:46 PM PDT by Winstons Julia (when liberals rant, it's called free speech; when conservatives vent, it's called hate speech.)
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