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Willis Is Mad As Hell...
MSN ^ | Feb. 24, 2006 | msn

Posted on 03/01/2006 8:21:47 AM PST by misterrob

Perhaps it's his age or maybe it was the two-and-a-half feet of snow that blanketed Manhattan the night before, but Willis pretty much defined the term "loose cannon" when appearing before the press to discuss his movie "16 Blocks" a few weeks ago. Warner Bros. had to be a tad disheartened that he didn't spend much time talking about his fine performance in Richard Donner's new thriller. Instead, Willis had a ball discussing a number of other topics, such as politics. Willis has identified himself as a Republican in the past, and before a journalist could even ask for his opinion on recent current events, the star interrupted him to set something straight.

"I'm sick of answering this [expletive] question," he says. "I'm a Republican only as far as I want a smaller government, I want less government intrusion. I want them to stop [expletive] on my money and your money and tax dollars that we give 50 percent of... every year. I want them to be fiscally responsible and I want these [expletive] lobbyists out of Washington. Do that and I'll say I'm a Republican... I hate the government, OK? I'm a-political. Write that down. I'm not a Republican." --Snip--

The next thing we know, Willis has segued into a rant about disgraced author James Frey and the dress-down Oprah Winfrey recently gave him on her TV show.

"[To have Frye be] sucker punched on Oprah by one of the most powerful women in television just to grind [her] own ax," Willis says visibly frustrated. "Oprah, you had President Clinton on your show, and if this [expletive] didn't lie about a couple of things, I'm going to set myself on fire right now. James Frey's a writer, he can write whatever he wants. It's shameful how he was treated."

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Bruce on a rant
1 posted on 03/01/2006 8:21:50 AM PST by misterrob
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To: misterrob
"I'm sick of answering this [expletive] question," he says. "I'm a Republican only as far as I want a smaller government, I want less government intrusion. I want them to stop [expletive] on my money and your money and tax dollars that we give 50 percent of... every year. I want them to be fiscally responsible and I want these [expletive] lobbyists out of Washington. Do that and I'll say I'm a Republican... I hate the government, OK? I'm a-political. Write that down. I'm not a Republican." --Snip--

Good tagline!
2 posted on 03/01/2006 8:24:19 AM PST by yobid (What we have here is a failure to communicate)
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To: misterrob
"I'm sick of answering this [expletive] question," he says. "I'm a Republican only as far as I want a smaller government, I want less government intrusion. I want them to stop [expletive] on my money and your money and tax dollars that we give 50 percent of... every year. I want them to be fiscally responsible and I want these [expletive] lobbyists out of Washington. Do that and I'll say I'm a Republican... I hate the government, OK? I'm a-political. Write that down. I'm not a Republican."

The greedy, power-mad, free-spending, control-freak Republican Party of Big Stupid Government hates people like this. Bush Jr. isn't going to like this a bit.

3 posted on 03/01/2006 8:25:06 AM PST by Hank Rearden (Never allow anyone who could only get a government "job" attempt to tell you how to run your life.)
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To: Hank Rearden
Bush Jr. isn't going to like this a bit.

You must know by now that George W. Bush is not a junior.

4 posted on 03/01/2006 8:26:56 AM PST by frogjerk (LIBERALISM: The perpetual insulting of common sense.)
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To: misterrob

Didn't like being called a Republican.


5 posted on 03/01/2006 8:26:58 AM PST by conservativebabe
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To: Hank Rearden

And neither will those that think that W walks on water.


6 posted on 03/01/2006 8:27:24 AM PST by misterrob (Islam is a hate crime)
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To: frogjerk; Hank Rearden
You must know by now that George W. Bush is not a junior.

He knows, but we know that Hank isn't a man either by now....
7 posted on 03/01/2006 8:28:47 AM PST by MikefromOhio (22,952replies - wow I'm talkative.....)
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To: misterrob

What 'chu talkin' about Willis?


8 posted on 03/01/2006 8:29:47 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: frogjerk
You must know by now that George W. Bush is not a junior.

He's a junior of his daddy in every meaningful way: same old Big Stupid Government crap, gigantic spending increases, stupid programs, assaulting free speech, sucking up to Clintons - the whole professional-politician package.

How's that "limited government" thingie coming along, Republicans?

9 posted on 03/01/2006 8:30:16 AM PST by Hank Rearden (Never allow anyone who could only get a government "job" attempt to tell you how to run your life.)
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To: Hank Rearden; MikefromOhio; frogjerk

Hank has issues and a soapbox.

Rant Hank. Rant.


10 posted on 03/01/2006 8:42:35 AM PST by Dashing Dasher (I prayed, 'O Lord, make my enemies ridiculous.' And God granted it.)
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To: Hank Rearden
Big difference between a Free Republican and a Domesticated Republican.. theres a term for domesticated ones..

Big Government Republicans are Democrats in disguise..
Probably Union Members of some sort.. cause if Unions LOVE anything its Big Government for thats who protects them.. Theres no all powerful Unions in India and China.. yet..

12 posted on 03/01/2006 8:44:37 AM PST by hosepipe (CAUTION: This propaganda is laced with hyperbole..)
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To: Dashing Dasher
Rant Hank. Rant.

It's what I do, and it's a decent living.

Has anyone started a betting-pool thread on how much of our money Bush will give away while in India?

$7.5 Billion is my guess, as the first down-payment on his generosity with our money.

13 posted on 03/01/2006 8:46:16 AM PST by Hank Rearden (Never allow anyone who could only get a government "job" attempt to tell you how to run your life.)
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To: yobid; misterrob

Willis campaigned for Grey Davis over Schwarzenegger, so his credibility in his claims isn't too high.


14 posted on 03/01/2006 8:50:54 AM PST by tallhappy (Juntos Podemos!)
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To: misterrob

What a double standard. George Clooney rants and the press calls him "socially conscious." Bruce Willis rants and the press calls him a "loose cannon."


15 posted on 03/01/2006 8:57:52 AM PST by Tired of Taxes (That's taxes, not Texas. I have no beef with TX. NJ has the highest property taxes in the nation.)
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To: Hank Rearden
Has anyone started a betting-pool thread on how much of our money Bush will give away while in India?

What do you expect from someone that has never had to worry about money and made most of his money off the Texas Rangers who would have never existed if not for the public welfare money provided by the taxpayers.

George looks saintly compared to Neil Bush. That guy is a character.

Now there is talk about Jeb Bush running for president? No thanks.

16 posted on 03/01/2006 9:33:50 AM PST by isthisnickcool (Jack Bauer: "By the time I'm finished with you you're going to wish you felt this good again".)
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To: Hank Rearden
How's that "limited government" thingie coming along, Republicans?

It's carefully stored on a shelf in the storage room of the RNC, ready to be dusted off and used in early November.

17 posted on 03/01/2006 9:34:38 AM PST by KarlInOhio (Next Olympics I want wide track bobsledding. Four sleds on the track at once - like Ben Hur on ice.)
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To: misterrob

Hey Bruce, when you decide to put your money where your mouth is an stop endorsing your good buddy RINO friend Arnold, I'll take your words seriously.


18 posted on 03/01/2006 9:36:48 AM PST by rintense
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To: misterrob

I dont agree with his assessment thats he's "a-political"
In fact if he is I wish he'd get more involved.


I sure like his rants though...good stuff.


19 posted on 03/01/2006 9:40:25 AM PST by wallcrawlr (http://www.bionicear.com)
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To: 4bbldowndraft

But, Bruce is right, err, correct. The biggest difference is that Willis says conservative stuff and will pay the price by not getting all the movie deals, then says if you don't like it, so what.

The lefties spill verbal diarhea and get the movies and then complain because the people won't pay to see thier movies.


20 posted on 03/01/2006 9:48:38 AM PST by Sensei Ern (Now, IB4Z! http://www.myspace.com/reconcomedy/ "I believe Hillary is the aunti-christ.")
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To: rintense

Bruce does do a lot to support the military by making visits overseas. And, someone asked him a question, I don't see him out there organizing protests and ranting on about Haliburton conspiracies.

Outside of his making some bad movies I don't have an issue with him.


21 posted on 03/01/2006 9:49:00 AM PST by misterrob (Islam is a hate crime)
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To: misterrob

I even liked Hudson Hawk, and Last Boyscout is one of my favorites. However, I still won't see 9 Yards, nor its sequel.


22 posted on 03/01/2006 9:53:53 AM PST by Sensei Ern (Now, IB4Z! http://www.myspace.com/reconcomedy/ "I believe Hillary is the aunti-christ.")
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To: Sensei Ern
Hudson Hawk
Hostage
Bruno the Kid
12 Monkeys
Bonfire of the Vanities
Blind Date

BOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!


23 posted on 03/01/2006 10:00:09 AM PST by misterrob (Islam is a hate crime)
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To: misterrob

24 posted on 03/01/2006 10:00:52 AM PST by Graymatter
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To: rintense
Hey Bruce, when you decide to put your money where your mouth is an stop endorsing your good buddy RINO friend Arnold, I'll take your words seriously.

Actually, last I heard Bruce & Arnold have been on the outs for years - something went sour in that "Planet Hollywood" business they were both involved with. Bruce actually gave some form of support to Grey Davis during the whole recall mess, if my memory serves me correctly.

26 posted on 03/01/2006 10:51:09 AM PST by Yossarian (The media is now simply running a 24/7 soap opera with Dubya cast as the arch villain.)
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To: misterrob
I think Bruce is awesome for supporting the military. But with a rant like this comes responsibility to conviction. And if he hates the fact that Republicans are no longer conservative, then he needs to drop his support for his good friend, Arnold.
27 posted on 03/01/2006 1:06:17 PM PST by rintense
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