Skip to comments.Celebrities Come Out for Big Kerry Fundraiser in Los Angeles (9/11 is also Bush's SAT scores)
Posted on 06/28/2004 2:46:04 PM PDT by fight_truth_decay
John Kerry raised about $5 million for his campaign at a couple of events in Los Angeles on Thursday night, the second of which featured performances by Barbra Streisand, Neil Diamond, Billy Crystal and Willie Nelson. Amongst those who contributed in order to attend: Leonardo DiCaprio, Ben Affleck, Jamie Foxx, Ben Stiller and Robert DeNiro. Crystal "joked" about President Bush, according to multiple media accounts, "I realize that 9/11 is also his SAT scores." The New York Times touted how "the much-heralded highlight was the Barbra Streisand-Neil Diamond reunion duet, 'You Don't Bring Me Flowers,' which they had not performed together since Jimmy Carter was in the White House."
Streisand also performed her famous song 'People,' but with parody lyrics: "Rumsfeld, we must get rid of Rumsfeld/He's the spookiest person in the world....This war we're lost in/Don't ask what it's costing/What's a trillion or two to rule the World?...When the White House Stationery/Reads President John Kerry/We'll Be the Luckiest People in the World!"
On her Web site, Streisand posted the full text of her "special" lyrics she performed at the Kerry fundraiser: ( http://mrccyberalert.c.topica.com/maacoxyaa7YYZbWhUKOb/ )
PEOPLE I MEAN G - O - P - EOPLE - WHO'D BELIEVE THERE'S SUCH PEOPLE IN THIS WORLD? BUSH SEEZA LOTTA CONDOLEEZA, THEY'RE DIVIDING THE PLANET'S OIL ACCORDING TO RICHARD "POIL" AND THEY'RE ALL JUST TRAINEES OF CHENEY'S.
RUMSFELD, WE MUST GET RID OF RUMSFELD - HE'S THE SPOOKIEST PERSON IN THE WORLD. AS FOR POWELL - HE'S NEITHER FISH NOR FOWL. HE'S IN THE BACK OF THE ROOM, WHILE THEY'RE ALL FIDDLING WITH DOOM. NO ONE'S MINDING THE STORE. WHAT'S MORE, LET'S DISCUSS THIS WAR WE'RE LOST IN, DON'T ASK WHAT IT'S COSTIN' - WHAT'S A TRILLION OR TWO TO RULE THE WORLD?
(Second chorus) THE SENATE HOW I WANT THE SENATE! ALL WE NEED IS TWO PEOPLE IN THE WORLD! I SEEA ANTONIN SCALIA. HOW I DREAD EV'RY TIME HE SITS - SCARED OUT OF MY WOLFOWITZ. TIME THOSE NEO-CON GUYS WERE GONE GUYS.
THEY'RE LYING - WHILE THE GLOBE IS FRYING - AND THE FISHES ARE DYING IN THE WORLD. THEIR SOLUTION FOR ALL OF THE POLLUTION: IS JUST TO BEAR IT AND GRIN, AND PRACTICE NOT BREATHING IN. BUT THINGS ARE GONNA BE GREAT. JUST WAIT - WHEN THE WHITE HOUSE STATIONERY, READS PRESIDENT JOHN KERRY - WE'LL BE THE LUCKIEST PEOPLE IN THE WORLD!
END reprint of parody lyrics
Since it appears that news cameras were not allowed to tape the event, we probably won't ever see Streisand's performance (if I see it anywhere I'll let you know), but in 2002 FNC showed video of her singing, at a September 29, 2002 fundraiser for the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, a "special" version of 'Memories' from the movie The Way We Were:
"Scattered pictures/Of the House we left behind/Lovely Democratic mem'ries/Of the way we were.... "Unprecedented Growth in the Economy/The Dow was up, the deficit was down/As long as Democrats were the majority/I could sleep nights, not weep nights."
(Excerpt) Read more at mrccyberalert.c.topica.com ...
The show kicked off with Leah Hansen, an 8-year-old cellist in a sleeveless lavender dress with matching bow, who brought the crowd to its feet with a soulful "God Bless America." Willie Nelson, his gray braid hanging to his belt, did three classics, and Angie Stone, who had flown in from Amsterdam, where she was on tour, offered a two-pack, including Marvin Gaye's antiwar anthem, "What's Going On."
The comedian Jamie Foxx, who is black, pointed to Senator Kerry, who was seated with his wife, Teresa Heinz Kerry, in the front row of the second of five tiers, and asked: "You find somebody to run with you yet? I'll give you my cell number. We need some color in the White House." Ben Stiller introduced Mr. Diamond as "the man who helped me get to second base for the first time in my life," recalling taking a date to see "The Jazz Singer" in 1982, and "my personal savior in a very rocky adolescence."
Mr. Diamond, in a black smock with triangles of red sequins dripping from the shoulders, started with "Forever in Bluejeans" and got the crowd swinging -- and Mrs. Kerry swaying -- with "Sweet Caroline," and finished with "America."
Ms. Streisand, who entered and exited from stage left, the opposite side from everyone else, did the longest set, interrupting her songs with political riffs....
For the New York Times story in full: http://mrccyberalert.c.topica.com/maacoxyaa7YY3bWhUKOb/
Isn't it amazing how commie/fascist/socialist evil Dums can make JOKES about 9/11, and not even a whiff of outrage from the "media.
Speaking of truth, Bush's SAT score was 1206, not 911.
Ugh. Well, I USED to like the song "Forever In Blue Jeans."
"Bush's SAT score was 1206, not 911."
And Crystal's was what?
Speaking of truth, JFK's measured IQ ws about 118 and his books were written by ghostwriters. Yet because he had a glib tonbgue, and because the White House puffed him up as a speedreader (he skimmed), he was promoted as an "intelectual."
Too bad Ben Stiller and Robert DeNiro were there, I like both of those guys. What is it with actors and Democrats?
"And Crystal's was what?"
Well, I wouldn't go asking the multiple media if I were you....they were wrong about Bush's SAT score, and they have been wrong about alot of things lately. That makes Crystal an a$$ for believing everything the "multiple media" has been telling her....including Bush's SAT score.
Sure, why not John? I mean, you're married to an African-American ......
More from excerpt:
At a pre-show dinner in an airy foyer of the Dorothy Chandler
Pavilion, where top donors dined on shrimp and filet mignon, Kerry
embraced Streisand and glad-handed a roster of political and
entertainment heavyweights: actor Robert De Niro, producer Harvey
Weinstein, former California Gov. Gray Davis, City Councilman
Antonio Villaraigosa and mayoral candidate Bob Hertzberg....
Affleck said he wasn't sure his efforts would sway any votes, but
he believes the entertainment industry can help spark interest in
"Really, the celebrities are the ones who have something to lose .
We like people from both sides of the aisle to come see our movies
and concerts," he said. Still, he called Hollywood's heightened
political interest "a healthy thing" and said it should not be
When asked why he was backing Kerry's candidacy, the actor said he
saved $1.5 million in federal income tax last year, thanks to
Bush's tax cuts. Affleck asked, "Does anyone here think that's
Hey Affleck....you dork.....you can give back that $1.5 million in federal income tax you got! These people truly amaze me....in the worst possible sense of the word that is.
"You find somebody to run with you yet? I'll give you my cell number."
I presume he was referring to his cell PHONE number????
It's fashionable to be a 'rat.
Hey..don't you be takin' my poker money! My favorite charity is Vegas!
Can we say that Barbra has become a parody of herself?
Oh my, such a wonderful place to be where Barbara can grace the little people with her presence and grant us the privilege of hearing her croak out her song with Neil as they did in the 70's. All the while, the patrons gush at the "stars."
A black hole is a star too.
Hey, I gaahht gambling debts to pay off! For Gaahd's sake, if that trifahhcta doesn't pay off, I'm gonna' have that bastid "Jimmy No-Nose" pinch me. Fa' Chriisakes, do ya' wahnnt me to make a "Gigli" sequel?(!) Pleeeazze, cut me some slack!
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