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Jack Abramoff's Dad Blasts George Clooney
NewsMax.com ^ | 1/20/2006 | NewsMax.com

Posted on 01/20/2006 1:36:59 PM PST by Mike Bates

The father of embattled lobbyist Jack Abramoff has lashed out against George Clooney for what he calls a "glib and ridiculous attack” on his son during the Golden Globe awards presentation.

Clooney, during his acceptance speech for the best supporting actor award on Monday, thanked Jack Abramoff "just because” and made a comment about the lobbyist’s name.

"Who would name their kid Jack with the last words ‘off’ at the end of your last name? No wonder that guy is screwed up,” Clooney told the audience.

Abramoff’s furious father Frank, in an open letter sent to the Desert Sun newspaper in Palm Springs, Calif., said his son is named after Frank’s beloved father, and scolded Clooney for his "lapse in lucidity.”

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; Extended News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: abramoff; clooney; goldenglobes; hollywoodleft
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Another example of what passes in Hollywood as thoughtful commentary.
1 posted on 01/20/2006 1:37:00 PM PST by Mike Bates
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To: Mike Bates
I didn't watch the Globes, but have to admit that I laughed when I read that line. I fully acknowledge I have a 7th grade sense of humor.
2 posted on 01/20/2006 1:38:26 PM PST by Feiny (Health nuts are going to feel stupid someday, lying in hospitals dying of nothing.)
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To: Mike Bates

Yes, Master.


3 posted on 01/20/2006 1:39:23 PM PST by dmz
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To: Mike Bates

George Clooney was so over when he left ER -- funny that no one told HIM!


4 posted on 01/20/2006 1:39:40 PM PST by StarCMC (Old Sarge is my hero...doing it right in Iraq! Vaya con Dios, Sarge.)
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To: Mike Bates

I saw this earlier on Yahoo, but it hadn't been posted here yet. Pretty juvenile attack for Clooney to make "on air", but I guess that's not surprising.

Let me stoop to his level: Clooney ends in "looney" - so it all comes out in the wash.


5 posted on 01/20/2006 1:40:09 PM PST by TX Bluebonnet
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To: Mike Bates

You can always count on dumbasses like Clooney to say something incredibly stupid or vulgar every time they flap their gums.


6 posted on 01/20/2006 1:41:05 PM PST by GaltMeister (“All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing.”)
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To: Mike Bates

Clooney can rot in hell. I'll never forgive him for his insentive comments about Charleton Heston.


7 posted on 01/20/2006 1:42:22 PM PST by My2Cents (In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act. -- George Orwell)
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To: TX Bluebonnet

Phonetically, his name is "See looney."


8 posted on 01/20/2006 1:42:53 PM PST by My2Cents (In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act. -- George Orwell)
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To: Mike Bates

From George C. Looney...


9 posted on 01/20/2006 1:43:31 PM PST by Atlas Sneezed (Your FRiendly FReeper Patent Attorney)
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To: My2Cents
Clooney can rot in hell. I'll never forgive him for his insentive comments about Charleton Heston.

I'm with you. I will never see a Clooney movie, watch a Clooney show, or support him in any other way. The man is scum.

10 posted on 01/20/2006 1:44:12 PM PST by American Quilter
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To: Mike Bates

Wow. Clooney's inane, even for Hollywood. And that's inane even for Clooney.


11 posted on 01/20/2006 1:44:13 PM PST by atomicpossum (Replies must follow approved guidelines or you will be kill-filed without appeal.)
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To: Mike Bates
How about some fun with George Clooney's name?

Hey George are ya curious?
12 posted on 01/20/2006 1:44:54 PM PST by Stark_GOP
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To: Mike Bates

As for name calling, how about Looney Clooney?


13 posted on 01/20/2006 1:45:42 PM PST by mtbopfuyn (Legality does not dictate morality... Lavin)
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To: Mike Bates

George cLOONEY is an idiot. That comment he made wasn't even funny. And he STUNK as Batman!!


14 posted on 01/20/2006 1:47:47 PM PST by Sister_T (Kenneth Blackwell for Governor of Ohio!)
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To: Mike Bates

Sort of a horse's a$$, isn't he.


15 posted on 01/20/2006 1:47:55 PM PST by Jack Hammer
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To: Mike Bates

In other shocking news, Tootie still has a crush on him. This is a man who thought Attack of the Killer Tomatos would be a good career move.


16 posted on 01/20/2006 1:49:06 PM PST by jbwbubba
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To: Mike Bates
Hmmm...I never would have thought of a pun on Abramoff's name due to "Jack" and "Off". In fact, I think it's a stretch to have made the joke. Took a real jerk-ff like Clooney to come up with it.

Now, had the joke involved Abramoff meeting with Sink Emperor B.J. Clinton, he might have been onto something.

17 posted on 01/20/2006 1:49:26 PM PST by Sans-Culotte (Meadows Place, TX-"Tom DeLay Country")
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To: Mike Bates

other gems from the narcissistic one


After doing One Fine Day and playing a pediatrician on ER, I'll never have kids. I'm going to have a vasectomy.
George Clooney

America can't beat anyone anymore.
George Clooney

Do you want the truth or the politically correct version? The truth is that I go plastic, it's so much easier. And I like to put the bags over my head at night when I sleep, which I think all the kids at home should try. Kidding!!
George Clooney

I decided if I walk outside and get hit by a bus, everybody'll say, 'He crammed a load into 34 years.'
George Clooney

I don't believe in happy endings, but I do believe in happy travels, because ultimately, you die at a very young age, or you live long enough to watch your friends die. It's a mean thing, life.
George Clooney

I don't care. Charlton Heston is the head of the National Rifle Association. He deserves whatever anyone says about him.
George Clooney

I don't like to share my personal life... it wouldn't be personal if I shared it.
George Clooney

I grew up in the world of bad television, on my dad's sets and then as a young schmuck on dating shows and so on.
George Clooney

I resolve not to drink liquids before donning the Bat-suit.
George Clooney

I'd think,'In a relationship, we should never have his kind of fight.' Then, instead of figuring out how to make it work, I looked for a way to get out of it. The truth is, you shouldn't be married if your that kind of person.
George Clooney

I'm a Method actor. I spent years training for the drinking and carousing I had to do in this film.
George Clooney

I'm certainly the last person to give advice on, well, anything.
George Clooney

I'm not smart enough and I don't know enough about what's going on.
George Clooney

I'm only two years older than Brad Pitt, but I look a lot older, which used to greatly frustrate me. It doesn't anymore. I don't have to fit into that category and get trounced by Tom Cruise and Brad.
George Clooney

I'm really white trash.
George Clooney

I'm the flavor of the month.
George Clooney

People thought I was Tom and Nicole's bodyguard. They'd come up and go, "Is it okay if I go up and ask for an autograph? It was good. I'd charge 'em three bucks a person. Yeah, you gotta make some money off of that."
George Clooney

Run for office? No. I've slept with too many women, I've done too many drugs, and I've been to too many parties.
George Clooney

The funniest thing is that all the things every director goes through, I thought I could shortcut, but there was no getting around those issues.
George Clooney

The government itself is running exactly like the Sopranos and they sit back and they make deals. And they say okay, 'I'm going do this: France, you're getting the pipelines.'
George Clooney

The only failure is not to try.
George Clooney

There's no connection between al-Qaeda and Iraq.
George Clooney

They say I was a bad Batman, that it was my fault, that I buried the franchise. But the truth is, it was a big project. I was pretty intimidated in that world. I did the best I could in the situation I was given.
George Clooney

We moved away from what we were going after which was the al-Qaeda and there's no connection between al-Qaeda and Iraq, which we know, we spent a lot of time trying to prove it and it didn't happen. And we're going to go into a war and we're going to kill a lot of innocent people.
George Clooney

We're picking on people we can beat.
George Clooney

When you're young you believe it when people tell you how good you are. And that's the danger, you inhale. Everyone will tell you you're a genius, which you are not, and if you understand that, you win.
George Clooney

You have only a short period of time in your life to make your mark, and I'm there now.
George Clooney

You make a lot of films, do you? You make a lot of films yourself? Yeah, I'd like to see you make a film first before you get to talk about it. What a jerk.
George Clooney


18 posted on 01/20/2006 1:50:23 PM PST by Doogle (USAF...8thAF...4077th TFW...408th MMS...Ubon Thailand..."69"..Night Line Delivery,AMMO)
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To: StarCMC
George Clooney was so over when he left ER

It's amazing what passes for "movie stars" these days.

19 posted on 01/20/2006 1:50:30 PM PST by freeperfromnj
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To: TX Bluebonnet

Looney for sure.


20 posted on 01/20/2006 1:50:57 PM PST by Veto! (Opinions freely dispensed as advice)
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To: Mike Bates
I also enjoyed reading the letter blasting Clooney. I hope he & all his ilk read it and feel a whole lot smaller. I make it a policy never to see a movie that Clooney has had anything to do with....and it is usually easy. I have never understood why anyone thinks he is talented or good looking. His acting is average at best & so are his looks. He could make up for those shortcomings with a great personality, but alas he fails in that category as well. He is a truly awful human being.
21 posted on 01/20/2006 1:51:44 PM PST by Feiny (Health nuts are going to feel stupid someday, lying in hospitals dying of nothing.)
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To: Mike Bates
FReepers can comment HERE

:)

22 posted on 01/20/2006 1:51:57 PM PST by veronica (....."send Congressman Murtha a message: that cowards cut and run, Marines never do.")
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To: Mike Bates

What a himbo.


23 posted on 01/20/2006 1:53:38 PM PST by atomicpossum (Replies must follow approved guidelines or you will be kill-filed without appeal.)
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To: My2Cents

I despise him for many things but never heard the Charlton Heston comments--can you tell me what he said? You can pm me if you'd rather not repeat it for the thread..


24 posted on 01/20/2006 1:54:00 PM PST by ariamne (Proud shieldmaiden of the infidel--never forget, never forgive 9/11)
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To: ariamne

"Charlton Heston announced again today that he is suffering from Alzheimer's."


25 posted on 01/20/2006 1:55:47 PM PST by Mike Bates (Irish Alzheimer's victim: I only remember the grudges.)
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To: Mike Bates
I'd tell him to shut up and act, but he sucks at that too.

I've never thought he had any acting ability at all so not watching his junk comes easy for me. The guy has an IQ of 74.

26 posted on 01/20/2006 1:58:40 PM PST by jennyjenny
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To: Mike Bates

So what are you wearing??


27 posted on 01/20/2006 1:59:43 PM PST by Millee (Those who live by the sword get shot by those who don't.)
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To: ariamne; Mike Bates

Yeah, Mike's got the gist. I don't remember the exact quote but is was a jab, a sick attempt at leftist humor (an oxymoron, I know), about Heston's condition. It was pathetic, and frankly, unforgiveable, considering that C-looney never issued an apology.


28 posted on 01/20/2006 2:00:06 PM PST by My2Cents (In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act. -- George Orwell)
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To: TX Bluebonnet

Clowney. Clowny Cloonie Loonie. Clowny Cloonie Loonie had a big fat aunt that used to sell toilet paper for a living. CHEAP toilet paper. Clowny Cloonie Loonie is a homo. Nobody has ever seen him with a woman. Clowny Cloonie Loonie is gay and I don't mean a happy guy.


29 posted on 01/20/2006 2:00:17 PM PST by Flavius Josephus (Ahmedi-nijad: Make Your Time.)
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To: feinswinesuksass

...and the fact his dad is named Frank kinda added to the joke


30 posted on 01/20/2006 2:00:51 PM PST by wallcrawlr (http://www.bionicear.com)
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To: Millee
So what are you wearing??

BTW, the most-asked question in Internet chatrooms.

31 posted on 01/20/2006 2:01:11 PM PST by My2Cents (In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act. -- George Orwell)
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To: Millee
So what are you wearing??

Gals just never stop asking that, do they?

32 posted on 01/20/2006 2:01:54 PM PST by Mike Bates (Irish Alzheimer's victim: I only remember the grudges.)
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To: Mike Bates

Clooney has once again proved he's a looney...and DELUSIONAL on top of that. If he thinks for one little minute this scandal is republican only and this will help the dems...DELUSIONAL and STUPIDITY stands out...again.


33 posted on 01/20/2006 2:03:29 PM PST by shield (The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge: but fools despise wisdom and instructions.Pr 1:7)
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To: Mike Bates


Low blow cLooney
34 posted on 01/20/2006 2:04:21 PM PST by John Lenin
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To: Mike Bates
Gals????? tsk..tsk...You know I hate sharing!!!
35 posted on 01/20/2006 2:05:39 PM PST by Millee (Those who live by the sword get shot by those who don't.)
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To: Mike Bates
Image hosting by Photobucket
36 posted on 01/20/2006 2:06:16 PM PST by Flavius Josephus (Ahmedi-nijad: Make Your Time.)
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To: Millee

You're the only one who really knows, though.


37 posted on 01/20/2006 2:07:20 PM PST by Mike Bates (Irish Alzheimer's victim: I only remember the grudges.)
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To: Flavius Josephus

She sure has a great. . . picture of Che there.


38 posted on 01/20/2006 2:08:33 PM PST by Mike Bates (Irish Alzheimer's victim: I only remember the grudges.)
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To: Mike Bates

Well......okay then.........


39 posted on 01/20/2006 2:10:40 PM PST by Millee (Those who live by the sword get shot by those who don't.)
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To: Mike Bates

The present generation of Hollywood film makers grew up on cartoons and comic books. Which is why their movies sometimes resemble cartoons and comic books.


40 posted on 01/20/2006 2:13:16 PM PST by popdonnelly
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To: Millee

(close one. . . .)


41 posted on 01/20/2006 2:13:49 PM PST by Mike Bates (Irish Alzheimer's victim: I only remember the grudges.)
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To: Doogle
cloony's so full of himself he don't need mirrors, just toilets



Doogle
42 posted on 01/20/2006 2:16:34 PM PST by Doogle (USAF...8thAF...4077th TFW...408th MMS...Ubon Thailand..."69"..Night Line Delivery,AMMO)
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To: American Quilter

"I will never see a Clooney movie, watch a Clooney show, or support him in any other way. The man is scum."

Actors are stupid people. Why would you want to antagonize half your customer base with ignorant Moonbat political commentary?


43 posted on 01/20/2006 2:19:14 PM PST by Fenris6 (3 Purple Hearts in 4 months w/o missing a day of work? He's either John Rambo or a Fraud)
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To: Mike Bates
As I recall, Clooney is the liberal celebrity intellect.
44 posted on 01/20/2006 2:24:26 PM PST by Ruth A.
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To: ariamne
Found it: From WorldNetDaily --

In receiving a special filmmaking achievement award from the National Board of Reviews, actor George Clooney joked that "Charlton Heston announced again today that he is suffering from Alzheimer's."

Clooney still had a chance to apologize for the bad humor day. When questioned about the remark by New York Newsday, Clooney sputtered: "I don't care. Charlton Heston is the head of the National Rifle Association. He deserves whatever anyone says about him."

http://worldnetdaily.com/news/article.asp?ARTICLE_ID=30590


45 posted on 01/20/2006 2:24:41 PM PST by My2Cents (In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act. -- George Orwell)
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To: Flavius Josephus

Return of Belly Girl?


46 posted on 01/20/2006 2:25:18 PM PST by My2Cents (In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act. -- George Orwell)
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To: My2Cents

Mmmmm, I think this is a different belly girl, I've been itching to post it and I succumbed. She makes me feel all funny inside.


47 posted on 01/20/2006 2:44:16 PM PST by Flavius Josephus (Ahmedi-nijad: Make Your Time.)
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To: TX Bluebonnet

Yup....

George definitely was mis-named --- *he* should have been "Jack Clooney".


48 posted on 01/20/2006 3:00:12 PM PST by WOSG (http://freedomstruth.blogspot.com/)
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To: WOSG
I seldom agree with anything Clooney has to say,but...
I think the same thing every time I hear Abramoff's name. What a time he must have had in junior high school...
49 posted on 01/20/2006 3:07:09 PM PST by chadwimc
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To: American Quilter

He should have played "Shallow Hal"


50 posted on 01/20/2006 3:16:59 PM PST by RightResponse (What if the Left, just got up and .....)
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