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!
Maybe Stiller is severely overpaid.
Why doesn't Afflek give it back if he feels that way? What a bunch of losers -- they take the tax cuts and then complain they shouldn't have happened. No one I know held a gun to his head to force him to take the tax cut!
When going to your movies and concerts mean you turn around and spend your mega billions to endorse your political point of view at my expense... hell will freeze over before I see your movies or go to your concerts. You "celebrities" better hope against hope that my sentiments aren't contagious. Meanwhile, I am hoping and praying we the people black ball you over paid big mouths.
Have you noticed that when libs want to slam Bush they point to his SAT scores.....but when they want to water down college admissions the SATs are dismissed because, after all, there are 'other ways of measuring intelligence that are better indicators of a person's future success'.
I'm sure y'all have noticed that.
Maybe alot these John Kerry supporters from Hollywood are overpaid. How many times do I hear these idiots refusing to do a movie unless they get "X" amount of dollars first....then they have the nerve to complain when they get a nice tax refund. Go friggen figure.
The notion that you believe Ben Affleck is a good actor, much like the contention that "Ichii the Killer" is a cinematic masterpiece, is something that cannot be dislodged from a person's mind through either subtle or overt intellectual appeals.
The person who likes Affleck's work simply has no aesthetic judgment, and there's not much that you can do to change his or her mind.
Liked that! Put myself on their e-mail. Thanks
Let 'em go ahead and have their laughs. We'll laugh on the night of November 2. By the way has anyone noticed that all of these performers are old has-beens?
By the way, have you noticed that Alec Baldwin has been relegated to having to be on Hollywood Squares? Whatever happened to him leaving the country if Bush got elected in 2000? Haven't heard too much out of him since November of 2000.
All are turds that needs to be flushed down the toilet of the world.(Send them to N. Korea and listen to them whine)
Personally, I prefer foreign films: Almoldovar, Nair, Panahi, Kaigai, etc., to the insipid fare being offered by Hollywood.
566 Verbal...550 was 92%ile for boys
640 Math would extrapolate to 93%ile boys
I did the extrapolation myself...from the Class of '63 booklet (GWB was 1964, so it must be close). It's a good thing I saved this, and it's amazing how often it comes up.
How many of these hollywood types even went to college, much less Yale and Harvard. GWB has an MBA from Harvard Business school.
FYI, Jamie Foxx was in a recent movie called "Shade" about card sharks, also starring Sylvester Stallone.
You are not alone! I bet LOTS of people in the US are doing the same.
My husband and I have changed our movie-going habits of late due to politics. Whereas before, for example, if it sounded like a good movie and starred Harrison Ford or Ed Harris, we'd have gone to the movie theatre in a hearbeat to see it. Now, we wait for the video. On the other hand, if it stars (for example) Kurt Russell, or Bruce Willis, or Clint Eastwood, for sure we will make an extra effort to see it at the movie theatre. Outspoken conservative actors/directors will get our dollars. (Okay, Kurt Russell is a Libertarian but so is Walter Williams, and besides KR had his pic taken with Newt Gingrich, in Hollywood no less! That's a guy with some real cojones.).
On the other hand, outspoken Liberals will NOT get our dollars at the box office, no matter how much we want to see the flick. We'll wait for video.
There is a profound difference between conservative and liberal Hollywood types. Liberal Hollywood types actively try to get the general public to join their political bandwagon. When's the last time a conservative celebrity tried to use his/her celebrity to recruit political followers?
Does anyone have Kerry's SAT's. Did Kerry even graduate from High School?
Just wondering - where did you find out it was 1206? I certainly wouldn't know and haven't seen it discussed. Even if it were 911, that's a darned good score for back in, what, the 60's? They raise the top score every few years and fyi, did it again this year.
Just entered "bush sat score" into google, and there it is. This was at the top of the list:
Evidently Afflect couldn't find a good poker game. He needs to get to the nearest Gamblers Anonymous meeting, post haste.
Ben Stiller, well that one stings. I think he's funny, but alas, just another libiot to never get another nickel of my hard earned money to donate to the commie cause.
As for Babs, well, gotta be honest, I've always loved her pipes. That said, I detest her, and everything she stands for. Back when I was still listening to her music, I found one of her song lyrics especially curious. In the song "Everything", in the soundtrack from "A Star Is Born", she croons..."I like to move into the Whitehouse....paint it YELLOW...
How appropriate considering your warped views Babs.
Yeah, a joke about an attack on our nation with a tragic death toll. How funny. Remind me to laugh at Billy Crystal's demise.
Do actors get a residual from video rentals as well? If an actor who I don't chose to line the pockets of has a movie I want to see, I watch it on cable.
"I'm sure Billy Crystal doesn't really think Bush's SAT was 911. It was a joke."
I assumed so....it was a stupid joke at any rate.
and, given the reconfiguration of SAT's and SAT scoring that would be closer to 1400 today, thank you very much !
We should begin to demand the SAT scores of all these damned Democrats who talk about Bush's. I'm getting mighty sick of it .. one day he's a baffoon who trips over his own shoelaces and the next he is sooooooooo briliant and clever he convinces Americans of something he hasn't said.
Does anyone have Kerry's SAT's. Did Kerry even graduate from High School?
I don't have John Kerry's SATs. The GWB SATs came out in the last election cycle. John Kerry is a Yale graduate, class of 1966, I believe, and also a lawyer. John Kerry is usually described as an intellectual.
Their own Abu Ghraib/fraternity initiation?
What the fu...? Are the deaths of 3000 of our fellow Americans really just a joke about Bush to these people?
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