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Belafonte: Homeland Security the New Gestapo
NewsMax ^ | January 20, 2006 | Carl Limbacher

Posted on 01/21/2006 7:52:57 PM PST by Kaslin

Entertainer Harry Belafonte, one of the Bush administration's harshest critics, compared the Homeland Security Department to the Nazi Gestapo on Saturday and attacked the president as a liar.

"We've come to this dark time in which the new Gestapo of Homeland Security lurks here, where citizens are having their rights suspended," Belafonte said in a speech to the annual meeting of the Arts Presenters Members Conference.

"You can be arrested and not charged. You can be arrested and have no right to counsel," said Belafonte.

Belafonte's remarks on Saturday — part of a 45-minute speech on the role of the arts in a politically changing world — were greeted with a roaring standing ovation from an audience which included singer Peter Yarrow of the folk group Peter, Paul and Mary, and members of the arts community from several dozen countries.

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TOPICS: Extended News; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: bananas; belafonte; dramaqueens; fruitcake; loonybin
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This lunatic moron needs to STFU and stick to entertainment
1 posted on 01/21/2006 7:52:58 PM PST by Kaslin
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To: Kaslin

"Love it or leave it" comes to mind.


2 posted on 01/21/2006 7:53:43 PM PST by Tim Long (I spit in the face of people who don't want to be cool.)
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To: Kaslin

Hope the next attack is on his home


3 posted on 01/21/2006 7:54:24 PM PST by CGASMIA68
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To: Tim Long

"Plantation" comes to mind.


4 posted on 01/21/2006 7:55:10 PM PST by CGASMIA68
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To: Kaslin
Actually, his insanity is pretty entertaining, in my opinion.
5 posted on 01/21/2006 7:56:18 PM PST by Termite_Commander (Warning: Cynical Right-winger Ahead)
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To: Kaslin


I'm wondering if he said this while amongst the starving peasants of Venzuela.


6 posted on 01/21/2006 8:00:35 PM PST by Tzimisce
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To: Kaslin

You forgot to post a photo of Belafonte


7 posted on 01/21/2006 8:01:58 PM PST by msnimje (What’s the deal with all the self-appointed, holier than thou, correcto maniacs on Free Republic??)
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To: Kaslin
If the US Homeland Security Department is even remotely similar to the GESTAPO...

...then Michael Chertoff is Major Hokstedder [of Hogan's Heros reknown].

8 posted on 01/21/2006 8:02:40 PM PST by ExcursionGuy84 ("Jesus, Your Love takes my breath away.")
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To: Termite_Commander

For all that, there's still no way of being arrested for being a fool. Mr Dayo would have been hauled away long ago if that were the case. Of course, then someone would wind up paying his way at the fun farm.


9 posted on 01/21/2006 8:02:48 PM PST by Adrastus (If you don't like my attitude, talk to some one else.)
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To: Kaslin

Harry sounds like he converted to TROP.


10 posted on 01/21/2006 8:03:25 PM PST by Fred Nerks (UNDERSTAND ISLAM; Read THE LIFE OF MUHAMMAD pdf link on my Page)
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To: Kaslin

Belafonte's remarks on Saturday — part of a 45-minute speech on the role of the arts in a politically changing world — were greeted with a roaring standing ovation from an audience which included singer Peter Yarrow of the folk group Peter, Paul and Mary, and members of the arts community from several dozen countries.


Just how many "artists" does it take
to print "Che" T-shirts???


11 posted on 01/21/2006 8:06:09 PM PST by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: Kaslin
They are up to no good in NYC this weekend. The Hollywood crowd is having it's mock court hearings this weekend. Scott Ritter and Brig. Gen. Janis Karpinski presenter at Int'l Commission of Inquiry on Crimes Against Humanity Committed by the Bush Admin
12 posted on 01/21/2006 8:06:22 PM PST by armymarinemom (My sons freed Iraqi and Afghanistan Honor Roll students.)
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To: Kaslin

Republicans fought to END slavery, while democrats fought to keep it going.


13 posted on 01/21/2006 8:07:47 PM PST by tkathy (Ban the headscarf (http://bloodlesslinchpinsofislamicterrorism.blogspot.com))
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To: Kaslin

Belafonte puts the lie to his own words when a seditionist(or worse)like himself is not arrested.


14 posted on 01/21/2006 8:09:17 PM PST by luvbach1 (Near the belly of the beast in San Diego)
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To: tkathy

Our party seems to be on the right side of history most of the time.

I LOVE our party ! Aint we a cool bunch ?


15 posted on 01/21/2006 8:09:19 PM PST by se_ohio_young_conservative (God makes us strong for alittle while so that we can protect the weak)
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To: ExcursionGuy84

I know nothing....NOTHING!


16 posted on 01/21/2006 8:10:08 PM PST by frankjr
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To: Kaslin
If you don't have connections to terrorists Harry I'm sure you can still sue the government. Move to Venezuela you moron.
17 posted on 01/21/2006 8:10:38 PM PST by John Lenin
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To: Termite_Commander
Actually, his insanity is pretty entertaining, in my opinion.

But his insanity is taken seriously by many (or is it some?) Evidence the "standing O" he received for his latest hyperbolic display of disloyalty. Will none dare call it treason? Non neo-conservatives will recall that phrase.

19 posted on 01/21/2006 8:13:14 PM PST by luvbach1 (Near the belly of the beast in San Diego)
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To: Kaslin

Belafonte would put americans at risk, just to stab at bush. I suppose Harry will save us from the next attack?


20 posted on 01/21/2006 8:13:58 PM PST by The Worthless Miracle
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To: t1b8zs

"And you know what I'm talkin' about!" comes to mind. :)


21 posted on 01/21/2006 8:15:37 PM PST by Tim Long (I spit in the face of people who don't want to be cool.)
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To: Kaslin
Maybe Harry should just pack up and move, since he seems to hate America so much.

Hey Harry...Dayo, Daaaayo, daylight comes and you should find a new home.......

22 posted on 01/21/2006 8:16:13 PM PST by nopardons
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To: Kaslin
Entertainment??? One banana song 40 years ago.. Tiny Tim had more hits. What this racist should stick to is total retirement, preferably in another country..such as Sudan or Venezuela with his buddy Chavez.
23 posted on 01/21/2006 8:16:18 PM PST by SeaBiscuit (God Bless all who defend America and Friends, the rest can go to hell.)
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To: Kaslin

We need to advertise over and over that Hillary had an appearance with this fool....she has to be seen as concurring with his feelings...because we all know she does..

but, she won't say it...

BTW...there was an article off that one...that has Howard Dean calling Rove "unpatriotic"...so FINALLY, I have seen a quote of someone calling a politician "unpatriotic"...

they have been accusing the Bush Administration saying that to them...but, I have never, EVER seen a quote where they have.


24 posted on 01/21/2006 8:16:57 PM PST by Txsleuth
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To: Kaslin

He does need to shut his pie hole, but he can't entertain in my opinion. He's a has been.


25 posted on 01/21/2006 8:17:08 PM PST by Leatherneck_MT (An honest man can feel no pleasure in the exercise of power over his fellow citizens.)
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To: luvbach1

Exactly!!


26 posted on 01/21/2006 8:17:53 PM PST by SeaBiscuit (God Bless all who defend America and Friends, the rest can go to hell.)
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To: Kaslin

I believe he is suffereing from an organic brain disease.


27 posted on 01/21/2006 8:18:09 PM PST by Pharmboy (The stone age didn't end because they ran out of stones.)
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To: Kaslin

Harry should crawl back to whatever third world island he slithered in from....


28 posted on 01/21/2006 8:18:10 PM PST by clintonh8r (If you don't support the mission you don't support the troops. Period.)
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To: armymarinemom

When I click on your link...I get some weird application...but no article...


29 posted on 01/21/2006 8:18:26 PM PST by Txsleuth
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To: Kaslin

""We've come to this dark time in which the new Gestapo of Homeland Security lurks here, where citizens are having their rights suspended,"

If you don't like it here, go back to where you came from, good-for-nothing!!


30 posted on 01/21/2006 8:24:15 PM PST by TheBrotherhood
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To: Kaslin

As opposed to the wonderful freedom that exists down in Chavez-onia, right you Commie?


31 posted on 01/21/2006 8:24:16 PM PST by WestVirginiaRebel (The Democratic Party-Jackass symbol, jackass leaders, jackass supporters.)
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To: Kaslin

,,,go stuff a banana


32 posted on 01/21/2006 8:24:44 PM PST by Doogle (USAF...8thAF...4077th TFW...408th MMS...Ubon Thailand..."69"..Night Line Delivery,AMMO)
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To: Kaslin

I'm puzzled? If Homeland Security is the New Gestapo, why is Harry Belafonte (not to mention the rest of the leftwing fever swamp) still walking around?


33 posted on 01/21/2006 8:25:01 PM PST by Valin (Purple Fingers Rule!)
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To: TheBrotherhood
Second article down.MFVOV news.
34 posted on 01/21/2006 8:25:28 PM PST by armymarinemom (My sons freed Iraqi and Afghanistan Honor Roll students.)
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To: Kaslin

Harry Belafonte: Good for nuthing and at nuthing.


35 posted on 01/21/2006 8:25:58 PM PST by TheBrotherhood
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To: ExcursionGuy84

"WHAT IS THIS MAN DOING HERE!


36 posted on 01/21/2006 8:26:02 PM PST by Valin (Purple Fingers Rule!)
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To: Leatherneck_MT

"He does need to shut his pie hole, but he can't entertain in my opinion. He's a has been."

More like he never was. HB now just a crotchety old prating fool. Go kiss your Pig Pen pal Chavez....creep!


37 posted on 01/21/2006 8:26:22 PM PST by tflabo (Take authority that's ours)
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To: se_ohio_young_conservative

Republicans fought for freedom, and to end tyranny unlike the democrats, who fought against freedom and for tyranny in the civil war.

The republicans have to start fighting back with the truth!


38 posted on 01/21/2006 8:26:22 PM PST by tkathy (Ban the headscarf (http://bloodlesslinchpinsofislamicterrorism.blogspot.com))
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To: Valin

I DARE just one of these kooks to prove that they, or anyone they know, has been adversly affected by the Patriot Act...or Homeland Security.


39 posted on 01/21/2006 8:26:53 PM PST by Txsleuth
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To: Kaslin

I don't even think he should stick to entertainment. Belefonte's bell has done lost it's ringer. ;)


40 posted on 01/21/2006 8:28:26 PM PST by Chena (I'm not young enough to know everything.)
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To: Kaslin
Belafonte must be in need of an enema.
41 posted on 01/21/2006 8:29:07 PM PST by Wiggins
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To: Kaslin

Hey Harry, here's an acronym for ya: STFU


42 posted on 01/21/2006 8:30:25 PM PST by ATCNavyRetiree (I can most times spot a liberal...they look weak, cowardly and undisciplined.)
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To: Kaslin

Nothing turns a Lefty on more than being "oppressed".


43 posted on 01/21/2006 8:31:25 PM PST by Roscoe Karns
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To: Valin

...and how did he get here in the first place?


44 posted on 01/21/2006 8:31:28 PM PST by TheBrotherhood
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To: Kaslin

45 posted on 01/21/2006 8:32:29 PM PST by ATCNavyRetiree (I can most times spot a liberal...they look weak, cowardly and undisciplined.)
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To: Kaslin
For someone to use the "Gestapo" word after just getting back from a Chavez ass kissing, is ridiculous.
46 posted on 01/21/2006 8:33:00 PM PST by fish hawk (creatio ex nihilo)
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To: Kaslin

""We've come to this dark time in which the new Gestapo of Homeland Security lurks here, where citizens are having their rights suspended," Belafonte said in a speech"

Go buy some beachfront property down there in socialist leftist Venezuela and flee this awful police state Gestapo. Take that banana boat ride song with you too. You and your hollyweird artistic cohorts get rich and famous in the USA then stab it in the back. Worthless slime oozers.


47 posted on 01/21/2006 8:33:13 PM PST by tflabo (Take authority that's ours)
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To: Chena

>I don't even think he should stick to entertainment. Belefonte's bell has done lost it's ringer. ;)

The pathetic good-for-nothing racist never had a ringer. More like a muffled sound.

America: Love it or leave it!


48 posted on 01/21/2006 8:33:39 PM PST by TheBrotherhood
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To: Kaslin
Belafonte: Homeland Security the New Gestapo

If that were true, Belafonte would be a lampshade by now.

49 posted on 01/21/2006 8:34:35 PM PST by Polybius
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To: Kaslin

Day-o,
Day-o,
Day the light on your dimmy bulb brain.


50 posted on 01/21/2006 8:35:17 PM PST by drlevy88
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