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Sean Penn to the rescue in New Orleans [photo]
AFP Photo ^ | 9/5/05

Posted on 09/04/2005 9:24:00 PM PDT by saquin


Sean Penn bales water out of a boat with a plastic cup as he and members of his entourage make an attempt to rescue stranded people in New Orleans.


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To: groanup

"Give credit where credit is due. He is due some."

I'll give him a cup's worth.

Seriously, this reads like satire, but since Sean Penn is involved, I have to consider the possibility that it's legit.


101 posted on 09/04/2005 10:06:25 PM PDT by MonaMars
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To: King Prout

I can't wait to hear him criticize W for not being able to get hundreds of thousands out of NO while he couldn't even get one out. This was all intended to show up the President. Well Sean, rescuing people is a lot harder than it looks, huh?


102 posted on 09/04/2005 10:06:55 PM PDT by flying Elvis
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To: saquin

Now that he's displayed competence at bailing, put his ass on a levy with a bucket for the next four months.


103 posted on 09/04/2005 10:07:14 PM PDT by No Longer Free State (There's more to city administration than just hosting a good party once a year.)
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To: saquin

How did he get into New Orleans? I thought access was limited to essential personnel only.


104 posted on 09/04/2005 10:07:36 PM PDT by Victoria
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To: saquin
Symbolism over substance.

Floating around in his Kevlar jacket with his entourage for a few minutes in a boat too full to save anyone and he thinks he's really accomplishing something. Great pic BTW!

105 posted on 09/04/2005 10:08:22 PM PDT by Reagan is King (Those who say it cannot be done should not interrupt the people doing it)
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To: Army Air Corps

All appearance and zero function.

Typical for holly wood.


106 posted on 09/04/2005 10:09:13 PM PDT by Grizzled Bear
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To: saquin
Sean! What took you so long? While you imbibe, people die!
107 posted on 09/04/2005 10:11:33 PM PDT by Mark (Proven scientific experiment: The NY Times flushes easily down the standard toilet.)
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To: Grizzled Bear

Bingo.


108 posted on 09/04/2005 10:11:46 PM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four fried chickens and a coke)
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To: rineaux

"Fear not, people of New Orleans, help is on the way!"

Hahaha. That kills me. (maybe bcse I'm picturing an animated Sean proclaiming it on an upcoming episode of South Park)


109 posted on 09/04/2005 10:15:17 PM PDT by MonaMars
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To: saquin

ROFLOL!! Don't you just love it when they show their smarts???


110 posted on 09/04/2005 10:15:31 PM PDT by used2BDem (Navy Vet (Navy Mom))
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To: Army Air Corps

You don't suppose it's some sort of $1000 life jacket? Real kevlar it's not, but sheesh.


111 posted on 09/04/2005 10:17:44 PM PDT by combat_boots (Dug in and not budging an inch. NOT to be schiavoed, greered, or felosed as a patient)
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To: MonaMars

They can call it "Master and Commander" lol


112 posted on 09/04/2005 10:18:39 PM PDT by flying Elvis
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To: JohnD9207

He probably did more to impede real rescue efforts going on. They have better things to do than worrying about a stupid actor who only thinks he knows anything about boating, let alone in the swamp that is currently N.O.


113 posted on 09/04/2005 10:19:29 PM PDT by Spyder
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To: combat_boots
Far too thin and light to be a life jacket (either inflatable or the Kapok-type).
114 posted on 09/04/2005 10:20:55 PM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four fried chickens and a coke)
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To: solitas

Come to think of it, South Park has probably already done a story like this several times over. It seems like every four years or so since Clinton got elected into office, nutty shows like S.P. and the newspapers have been getting ideas from each other.
115 posted on 09/04/2005 10:20:57 PM PDT by dr_who_2
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To: saquin

Since his plan took 7 days, and it failed, does that mean he hates blacks too?


116 posted on 09/04/2005 10:22:17 PM PDT by roses of sharon
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To: saquin
Maybe he's wearing a Red Cross vest, for identification of aid workers?

You know, at first I laughed at Sean for this stupid attempt, then I began to feel guilty - he's at least trying to do something while I sit here in front of my monitor, doing nothing.

Then it dawned on me the damage he could do with this stunt. He could sink and require rescue, he could rescue someone and THEN sink, he could wander into a nest of looters and get himself and anyone with him killed, etc.

I'd forgotten the cardinal rule - know your limitations. Render assistance if you have the ability - if not, stay the h*ll out of the way.

Thankfully, it looks like Sean has reconsidered his trip and I'm back to chuckling at him.

I bet the guy who sold him the boat is still laughing.

117 posted on 09/04/2005 10:22:35 PM PDT by ZOOKER ( <== I'm with Stupid...)
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All I need are some tasty waves, a cool buzz, and I'm fine...
118 posted on 09/04/2005 10:23:45 PM PDT by nk_47
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To: MonaMars

Im still laughing. What a great shot. The photograher should get the pulizer prizes. even if it is his own dude.

I bet he didn't waste that cocktail he had in that cup before he started to bail the gumbo out of his boat.


119 posted on 09/04/2005 10:24:02 PM PDT by rineaux (hardcore)
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To: rineaux

He's no Jean Lafitte.


120 posted on 09/04/2005 10:26:20 PM PDT by flying Elvis
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To: dr_who_2

yeah - but I mean penn drowning in his bassboat(?).


121 posted on 09/04/2005 10:26:59 PM PDT by solitas (So what if I support an OS that has fewer flaws than yours? 'Mystic' dual 500 G4's, OSX.4.2)
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To: flying Elvis

jean lafitte Never lost his fleet.


122 posted on 09/04/2005 10:32:03 PM PDT by rineaux (hardcore)
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To: Hess28

So, did the coast guard have to come in and save HIM?


123 posted on 09/04/2005 10:36:05 PM PDT by The Worthless Miracle
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To: All

I don't have the energy to read through every comment. So apologies if this is redundant.

Will y'all please go to the Getty link below, click the second photo from left to enlarge, and tell me if you think the guy to Sean Penn's right looks an awful lot like Douglas Brinkley, historian... (If that is Brinkley, he's also in the first photo, ducking).

There would be a certain logic to this. He's a guy who loves swift boat combat yarns and loser politicians.

I don't know. Maybe this is a Katrina-induced vision. But please, someone check it out:

http://editorial.gettyimages.com/source/search/imageResults.aspx?s=ImagesSearchState%7c0%7c0%7c28%7c0%7c0%7c0%7c1%7c%7c%7c0%7c0%7c0%7c0%7c0%7c0%7c0%7c0%7c1%7csean%20penn%7c0%7c0%7c0%7c0%7c0&p=1&tag=1


124 posted on 09/04/2005 10:39:17 PM PDT by Sally
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To: Army Air Corps
He isn't trying to help. He is in a fishing boat filled with his bootlicking entourage. His is trying to appear to be helping. For his kind, appearances are truth.

Hey, cut me some slack, I said that I've always thought he was a jerk!

125 posted on 09/04/2005 10:41:41 PM PDT by T. Buzzard Trueblood ("Casey was proud to be a soldier." Patrick Sheehan, Army Spc. Casey Sheehan's father)
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To: T. Buzzard Trueblood

No blood, no foul.


126 posted on 09/04/2005 10:43:09 PM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four fried chickens and a coke)
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To: SouthTexas
Was that photo taken buy his personal press secretary?
127 posted on 09/04/2005 10:50:40 PM PDT by tubebender (OK...Whom stole my tag line???)
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To: saquin
MEMORIALIZED IN SONG -- GOOD SHIP LOLLIPOP
128 posted on 09/04/2005 10:53:01 PM PDT by doug from upland (The Hillary documentary is coming -- INDICTING HILLARY)
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To: John Lenin

That thing looks like a floating duck blind...


129 posted on 09/04/2005 10:55:24 PM PDT by tubebender (OK...Whom stole my tag line???)
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To: WVNan

Row row row your boat....


130 posted on 09/04/2005 10:56:41 PM PDT by Brad’s Gramma (Lord, we need a Logan miracle for Simcha7 and Cowboy. Please.)
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To: CFC__VRWC

They were probably gonna put them on camera, "spontaneously" thanking Penn & Co. for saving their lives when W wouldn't...:)


131 posted on 09/04/2005 11:03:06 PM PDT by Salamander (Curiosity *may* have killed Schrödinger's cat ......)
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To: JohnD9207

Maybe he'll shame Jesse Jackson into renting his own rescue canoe...:)


132 posted on 09/04/2005 11:04:10 PM PDT by Salamander (Curiosity *may* have killed Schrödinger's cat ......)
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To: cripplecreek

ahhhhhhhhhhhhhh that was the best line yet bro
What a royal jerk off Penn is..I though it was Grocho Marx in drag when I first saw that pic.


133 posted on 09/04/2005 11:06:09 PM PDT by hoboken109
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To: Trampled by Lambs

You're welcome....:)

[I've learned that you *have* to keep laughing or you just might start *screaming*]


134 posted on 09/04/2005 11:06:24 PM PDT by Salamander (Curiosity *may* have killed Schrödinger's cat ......)
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To: Army Air Corps

I dig your "me" page...:)


136 posted on 09/04/2005 11:08:10 PM PDT by Salamander (Curiosity *may* have killed Schrödinger's cat ......)
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To: kentanthony

So Sean Penn arrives with entourage... and immediately saves himself from drowning. Brilliant! Blame Bush!!!


137 posted on 09/04/2005 11:08:34 PM PDT by SugarLandTexas (Begin rebuilding New Orleans by rebuilding its corrupt government.)
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To: TheErnFormerlyKnownAsBig

Pleas man , he did it as a publicity stunt ,. Can't you see that ? Who the hell was he going to save in that little boat? He had a pro photo guy with him to record his heroic acts.


138 posted on 09/04/2005 11:09:31 PM PDT by hoboken109
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To: Hess28

Wasn't that Oscar for "Dead Man Dipping"?


139 posted on 09/04/2005 11:09:36 PM PDT by Salamander (Curiosity *may* have killed Schrödinger's cat ......)
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To: Sally
Will y'all please go to the Getty link below, click the second photo from left to enlarge,
and tell me if you think the guy to Sean Penn's right looks an awful lot like Douglas Brinkley, historian

It absolutely looks like him to me, unless he has a twin.
Very interesting. Is it known if they are buddy-buddy?

140 posted on 09/04/2005 11:09:38 PM PDT by saquin
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To: Borges

ROFL


141 posted on 09/04/2005 11:10:28 PM PDT by Salamander (Curiosity *may* have killed Schrödinger's cat ......)
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To: flying Elvis

LMAO!

[brave Sir Sean]...;))


143 posted on 09/04/2005 11:12:19 PM PDT by Salamander (Curiosity *may* have killed Schrödinger's cat ......)
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To: SouthTexas
From the link: Penn had planned to rescue children waylaid by Katrina's flood waters,

Only children? He would have passed by adults in distress? Well, I guess he only had room for tiny children in his boat.

144 posted on 09/04/2005 11:12:53 PM PDT by ordinaryguy
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To: lawdude

I just know I'll be so sorry I asked this.

What did she say?


145 posted on 09/04/2005 11:13:16 PM PDT by Salamander (Curiosity *may* have killed Schrödinger's cat ......)
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To: Salamander

Naw , I was right the first time ..That's NOT Penn , it's Grocho Marx in drag . I knew it !


146 posted on 09/04/2005 11:13:21 PM PDT by hoboken109
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To: festus

Naturally.

[what *was* I thinking??]..;)


147 posted on 09/04/2005 11:14:42 PM PDT by Salamander (Curiosity *may* have killed Schrödinger's cat ......)
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To: billybudd

"Would a world without Sean Penn be worth living in?"

How can we find out?....LOL!


148 posted on 09/04/2005 11:15:28 PM PDT by Salamander (Curiosity *may* have killed Schrödinger's cat ......)
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To: Sally
Sally,

Someone posted this on another thread:

"John Siegenthaler told Rita Crosby (MSNBC) that he had just seen Sean Penn and Historian Douglas Brinkley in a boat on a rescue mission in the Garden District."

Apparently it's true. But I gotta say, if I hadn't seen the pictorial proof, reading that sentence sounds like someone's bad acid trip.

149 posted on 09/04/2005 11:16:29 PM PDT by saquin
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To: FlingWingFlyer

We have only their word for it.
Isn't he a PETA nut?
How do we know he wasn't just throwing a drink of clean water to a thirsty gator?


150 posted on 09/04/2005 11:18:03 PM PDT by Salamander (Curiosity *may* have killed Schrödinger's cat ......)
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