Skip to comments.Steven Spielberg attacks lazy Hollywood
Posted on 06/09/2005 11:32:50 PM PDT by Nasty McPhilthy
According to acclaimed director Steven Spielberg John Kerry lost the last election because of Hollywood ... or rather, because there was not enough of Hollywood in the race. The Hollywood mogul apparently believes that if there had been more effort on the part of tinsel town A-listers to get Kerry into the White House, the Massachusetts senator might not be wearing around a hangdog expression reminiscent of a blue-tick hound.
In other words, if only there had been more of this http://www.nydailynews.com/front/v-pfriendly/story/212784p-183225c.html, and of course this http://www.politicalmusings.net/archives/2004/08/03/
then we would all be enjoying the blessings of Massachusetts's brand of socialism with New England characteristics.
Right on Spielberg! Just keep telling yourself that.
Seriously, if the Dems want to win in '04 they might think about making it a rule not to allow their candidate to get within shouting distance of anyone who has ever made a popular movie or recorded a hit single.
WTF is a blue tick hound?
Hollywood wasn't active enough for Kerry? What planet is the guy living on? Does he not remember Kerry's praise of the "heart and soul of America" aftere Whoopi Goldberg's potty mouth trashing of the President?
Unending arrogance. Never ceases to amaze.
Spielberg needs to move to Cuba and hang out with his pal Fidel.
It is most likely that the Bluetick is principally descended from the quick foxhounds of England, with some introduction of the blood of various French hounds which were used for hunting big game. The French dogs were known as being very cold nosed. George Washington received five such French hounds from General Lafayette.
Blueticks were originally registered with U.K.C. as English. In 1946, at the request of the Bluetick fanciers, U.K.C. began registering Blueticks as a separate breed.
He has a point....Spielberg knows the value of pop culture politics....He's got his finger on the pulse of America...I mean, after all, people tend to take you more seriously when your foreign policy platform is endorsed by Ben Affleck.
While following the links, I found this. It's a year and a half old, but this seems a good time to post it.
Bush Derangement Syndrome
December 5, 2003
Diane Rehm: ``Why do you think he (Bush) is suppressing that (Sept. 11) report?''
Howard Dean: ``I don't know. There are many theories about it. The most interesting theory that I've heard so far -- which is nothing more than a theory, it can't be proved -- is that he was warned ahead of time by the Saudis. Now who knows what the real situation is?''
-- ``Diane Rehm Show,'' NPR, Dec. 1
It has been 25 years since I discovered a psychiatric syndrome (for the record: ``Secondary Mania,'' Archives of General Psychiatry, November 1978), and in the interim I haven't been looking for new ones. But it's time to don the white coat again. A plague is abroad in the land.
Bush Derangement Syndrome: the acute onset of paranoia in otherwise normal people in reaction to the policies, the presidency -- nay -- the very existence of George W. Bush.
Now, I cannot testify to Howard Dean's sanity before this campaign, but five terms as governor by a man with no visible tics and no history of involuntary confinement is pretty good evidence of a normal mental status. When he avers, however, that ``the most interesting'' theory as to why the president is ``suppressing'' the 9/11 report is that Bush knew about 9/11 in advance, it's time to check on thorazine supplies.
When Rep. Cynthia McKinney first broached this idea before the 2002 primary election, it was considered so nutty it helped make her former Rep. McKinney. Today the Democratic presidential front-runner professes agnosticism as to whether the president of the United States was tipped off about 9/11 by the Saudis, and it goes unnoticed. The virus is spreading.
It is, of course, epidemic in New York's Upper West Side and the tonier parts of Los Angeles, where the very sight of the president -- say, smiling while holding a tray of Thanksgiving turkey in a Baghdad mess hall -- caused dozens of cases of apoplexy in otherwise healthy adults. What is worrying epidemiologists about the Dean incident, however, is that heretofore no case had been reported in Vermont, or any other dairy state.
Moreover, Dean is very smart. Until now, Bush Derangement Syndrome (BDS) had generally struck people with previously compromised intellectual immune systems. Hence its prevalence in Hollywood. Barbra Streisand, for example, wrote her famous September 2002 memo to Dick Gephardt warning that the president was dragging us toward war to satisfy, among the usual corporate malefactors who ``clearly have much to gain if we go to war against Iraq,'' the logging industry -- timber being a major industry in a country that is two-thirds desert.
It is true that BDS has struck some pretty smart guys -- Bill Moyers ranting about a ``right-wing wrecking crew'' engaged in ``a deliberate, intentional destruction of the United States way of governing'' and New York Times columnist Paul Krugman, whose recent book attacks the president so virulently that Krugman's British publisher saw fit to adorn the cover with images of Dick Cheney in a Hitler-like mustache and Bush stitched-up like Frankenstein. Nonetheless, some observers took that to be satire; others wrote off Moyers and Krugman as simple aberrations, the victims of too many years of neurologically hazardous punditry.
That's what has researchers so alarmed about Dean. He had none of the usual risk factors: Dean has never opined for a living, and has no detectable sense of humor. Even worse is the fact that he is now exhibiting symptoms of a related illness, Murdoch Derangement Syndrome (MDS), in which otherwise normal people believe that their minds are being controlled by a single, very clever Australian.
Chris Matthews: ``Would you break up Fox?''
Howard Dean: ``On ideological grounds, absolutely yes, but ... I don't want to answer whether I would break up Fox or not. ... What I'm going to do is appoint people to the FCC that believe democracy depends on getting information from all portions of the political spectrum, not just one.''
Some clinicians consider this delusion -- that Americans can only get their news from one part of the political spectrum -- the gravest of all. They report that no matter how many times sufferers in padded cells are presented with flash cards with the symbols ABC, NBC, CBS, CNN, MSNBC, NPR, PBS, Time, Newsweek, New York Times, Washington Post, L.A. Times -- they remain unresponsive, some in a terrifying near-catatonic torpor.
The sad news is that there is no cure. But there is hope. There are many fine researchers seeking that cure. Your donation to the BDS Foundation, no matter how small, can help. Mailing address: Republican National Committee, Washington DC, Attention: psychiatric department. Just make sure your amount does not exceed $2,000 ($4,000 for a married couple).
After duds like AI and The Terminal, Spielberg needs to worry about making decent movies again.
I found a very interesting breed site - perhaps you would like to take a look at it. It has a bunch of breeds I've never heard of before.
People say I'm no good
I'm crazy as a loon
'cause I get stoned in the morning,
I get drunk in the afternoon.
Kinda like my old blue tick hound
I like to lay around in the shade.
And I ain't got no money
but I damn sure got it made.
'Cause I ain't askin' nobody for nothin'
if I can't get it on my own.
If you don't like the way I'm livin'
You just leave this long haired country boy alone.
This breed of dog can go for thousnads of $$, depending on the bloodline.
Matt Da...mon. :0)
Spielberg.. STOP IT! I love your movies, and I'm looking forward to War of the Worlds. Don't keep talking politics, please!!
He should know better, he made Schindler's List and Saving Private Ryan which should/are conservative masterpieces.
Time to bring out F.A.G.! I believe Matt Damon will have a word or two to say about this... ok, two words exactly.
On Airwolf, Stringfellow Hawk had a bluetick hound called Tet.
I agree with Senor Spielbergo, as long as they spend their own money.
|Alec Baldwin: The Film Actors Guild believes that we can handle the words with compassion not violence. That we can handle dangerous persons through talk and reason. That is the F.A.G way.
One day, you're going to look at the world we Hollywood actors created and say 'Hey, good goin F.A.G!' 'You really made the world a better place, didn't you F.A.G'
Alec Baldwin never looked so as he did in "Team America".
Oh, right, silly me.
blue tick coonhound: The blue tick originated in the US. The blue tick is considered a scent hound. The blue ticks are used for hunting raccoon. The coat is short and the colors are ; dark blue with abundant ticking, tri color (black, tan, and white) with black ticking. The ones I have seen working are big dogs(approx. 100+ lbs)
see some here:
Just makes me want to download a movie.
War of the Worlds will fill his pocket$, for $ure.
The left is absolutely tone deaf.
All the nonsense from these people caused a shift to the right.
Don't tell me. Karl Rove and Spielberg are really in cahoots.
Sat, November 6, 2004
The 'hicks' bit backThe icons of glamour and glitz all said John Kerry was the only choice for people with any intelligence -- but Middle America didn't care, says Michael Coren
By MICHAEL COREN
Ben Affleck changed the world this week.
No, of course I don't mean that a tedious movie star actually changed international events. I mean that he personifies why George Bush and the Republicans won the election.
They won because Middle America bit back. Simple as that.
Middle America bit back. The abused, the marginalized and the mocked decided that they had had enough. Those taken for granted, those patronized, those treated with disdain voted to no longer play the silent victim.
For months a daft coalition of the extremely willing played their guitars, sang their songs and read their Hollywood statements about Iraq, oil, the evil George Bush and the foolishness of the American people. They would deny, of course, that they accused their fellow Americans of being stupid, but this is precisely what they did.
True understanding and enlightenment, it seemed, only came after you'd appeared in a sequel to a superhero movie or seen your last album go platinum. Bruce Springsteen might claim to be an ordinary working man, but ordinary working men don't have bank accounts the size of Rhode Island.
The assembled pop stars and actors meant no harm when they demanded that Americans vote Democrat, but what they were really saying was that only certain people really get it. Michael Moore got it. Rosie O'Donnell got it. Academics at universities got it. Howard Stern got it.
Yes, Howard Stern. America listened to Stern and his giggling sidekick explain why only a "retard" would vote for George Bush. In between fart noises and references to naked lesbians, this tired peddler of smut made fun of people who spoke with southern accents and voted on "moral issues."
The clever people at the mainstream television networks, the stylish types in New York and Los Angeles, the icons of glamour and glitz all said that John Kerry was the only choice for a person with any intelligence. As for those ignorant evangelicals, those stupid church-going Catholics, those family-values fools, those dumb redneck hicks, they weren't real Americans.
Then, in the smiling twilight of the new political morning, the unwashed told their betters to shove it.
They realized that their kind were smart and sophisticated enough to storm the beaches of Normandy and wrestle Europe from the Nazis and Asia from the Japanese fascists. They realized that they were suave and urbane enough to work the farms, make the cars, drive the cabs, do the work.
Middle America experienced an epiphany. We are not bigots or yokels just because we believe in the family and in traditional virtues and values. We are not hateful merely because we support our troops and cry when we hear the national anthem.
Working-class Americans began to ask some questions. They wondered why wealthy, white entertainers, artists and, I'm sure, freelance manufacturers of organic yogurt, were announcing that they would leave the United States if George Bush won the election.
Imagine that. If democracy didn't provide the result they wanted, these selfish rich kids would run away to Canada or Britain.
Is that patriotism? Middle America didn't remember Republicans threatening to leave when Bill Clinton won a second term.
Middle America grew tired of the insults. We're not voting out of fear, they said, we don't accept every word we hear from the government and we're not so easily manipulated. Stop telling us that we don't understand what's going on.
We've raised kids and paid mortgages and we resent listening to lectures, especially when delivered by an actress with a vacant smile and a copy of Socialism For Beginners.
Tired of the critics
Middle America shouted its impatience. It wasn't that it so liked George Bush, more that it was so tired of Bush's critics.
Middle America remembered a time when actors, singers and writers reflected the nation. These performers no longer aspired to reflect but to reshape it in their own narcissistic image.
John Kerry was too close to that clan, too much part of the culture of smug assumption.
It wasn't George Bush who was the victor last week, but men and women who stood up and announced to the self-defined elites that "the people" is not a concept but a flesh-and-blood reality. And one that bites back.
It's a real hound dog recognized by the AKC. They look very much like a large Beagle but the scattered spots have a "blue" tint to them.
Lazy Hollywood. Yeah, if you all weren't so busy making movies and entertainment, Kerry would have won! Stupid people don't have their priorities straight /sarc.
Mel Gibson fans send a message to Hollywarped.
The Grand American Coon Hunt in Orangeburg, SC.
A repeat champion can make a coon dog and its offspring worth plenty!
If Sean Penn and Barbar Streisand the rest of their has-been ilk had kept their mouths shut, the sleeping giant might not have awakened in time.
Speilberg's probably wrong about that. The efforts of Hollywood on behalf of the Dems, plus their adulation of things left probaly helps the Republicans. OTOH, if the Democrats had run someone not so dishonorable as Kerry, they may well have won.
Zell Miller, for instance;-)
I see that everyone kind of thinks the same on this thread.
"Looks like 'Gator Bait' to me."
He shouldn't worry. Kerry has always looked like that.
I thought the UT mascot was that guy with the really big hat?
No, you're thinking of the Texas or Okla. State mascots. Or maybe it's Curious George.
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