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Bruce Willis in full rant is best show in town
CanWest News Service ^ | March 03, 2006 | Jamie Portman

Posted on 03/04/2006 11:46:25 AM PST by La Enchiladita

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Bruce I think qualifies as an iconoclast. He's got a mixed bag of views, sure isn't the typical Hollywood bimbo and just a Joisey boy at heart...
1 posted on 03/04/2006 11:46:28 AM PST by La Enchiladita
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To: La Enchiladita
"Hey Oprah -- you had President Clinton on your show. And if [he] didn't lie about a couple of things, I'm going to set myself on fire right now.

Funniest quote of the year, and a keeper.

Bruce willis BUMP!

2 posted on 03/04/2006 11:50:53 AM PST by Publius6961 (Multiculturalism is the white flag of a dying country)
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To: La Enchiladita

"Hey Oprah -- you had President Clinton on your show. And if [he] didn't lie about a couple of things, I'm going to set myself on fire right now."


Now there's a suggestion!

I love Bruce, don't get me wrong.


3 posted on 03/04/2006 11:50:59 AM PST by jocon307 (The Silent Majority - silent no longer)
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To: La Enchiladita

"Hey Oprah -- you had President Clinton on your show. And if [he] didn't lie about a couple of things, I'm going to set myself on fire right now."


LMAO! BTW, I want the government he wants...


4 posted on 03/04/2006 11:51:47 AM PST by WV Mountain Mama (I don't need to visualize whirled peas. I'm a mom, I've SEEN them.)
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To: La Enchiladita
"I hate government. I'm apolitical. Write that down."

Sounds good to me!

5 posted on 03/04/2006 11:54:55 AM PST by montag813
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To: La Enchiladita

I always liked Willis. I will be interested to see if his new movie is as good as the original Clint Eastwood version ('The Gauntlet').


6 posted on 03/04/2006 11:55:48 AM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: montag813

I like the way he keeps saying, "Write that down."

His little way of sticking it to the press. Hehe.


7 posted on 03/04/2006 11:56:00 AM PST by La Enchiladita (Don't get me started!)
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To: La Enchiladita
"I'm a Republican only as far as I want a smaller government. I want less government intrusion. I want them to stop pissing on my money and your money -- the tax dollars that we give 50 or 40 per cent of every year, and I want them to be fiscally responsible, and I want those goddam lobbyists out of Washington. Do that and I'll say I'm a Republican.

I see that he and I have almost the exact same views on the subject.

8 posted on 03/04/2006 11:57:24 AM PST by frankiep
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To: La Enchiladita

I'm a Republican only as far as I want a smaller government. I want less government intrusion. I want them to stop pissing on my money and your money -- the tax dollars that we give 50 or 40 per cent of every year, and I want them to be fiscally responsible, and I want those goddam lobbyists out of Washington. Do that and I'll say I'm a Republican.




I am 100,000% with you Bruce. Add toss the f*cking illegals out on their a$$es and we really have a party.


9 posted on 03/04/2006 11:57:26 AM PST by trubluolyguy (Islam, Religion of Peace and they'll kill you to prove it.)
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To: La Enchiladita
"I'm a Republican only as far as I want a smaller government. I want less government intrusion. I want them to stop pissing on my money and your money -- the tax dollars that we give 50 or 40 per cent of every year, and I want them to be fiscally responsible"

Well, Bruce, you won't get that from Republicans, and you damn sure won't get it from dems.
10 posted on 03/04/2006 11:58:10 AM PST by mysterio
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To: La Enchiladita

Never a dull moment around Willis. Right from the "Moonlighting" days.......


11 posted on 03/04/2006 12:01:27 PM PST by stm (It's possible to fix most things, but you can't fix stupid)
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To: frankiep
I see that he and I have almost the exact same views on the subject.

Ditto, except for the logical disconnect between these two statements:

I'm a Republican only as far as I want a smaller government.

I want them to take care of the elderly and give them free medicine, give them whatever they need.

12 posted on 03/04/2006 12:01:42 PM PST by Denver Ditdat (Melting solder since 1975)
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To: mysterio

Well, Bruce, you won't get that from Republicans, and you damn sure won't get it from dems.

Sad but true. I am getting the feeling though that in the next few years we will see a true conservative party emerge that has the ability to challenge the rebublicrats. Maybe just wishful thinking though.

13 posted on 03/04/2006 12:07:33 PM PST by frankiep
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To: La Enchiladita; sit-rep; Horatio Gates; Squantos

I certainly don't agree with everything he says (hey, I don't even agree with everything my best friends say), but I can relate to a whole lot of it and wouldn't mind at all having a beer with him sometime.


14 posted on 03/04/2006 12:07:39 PM PST by Larry Lucido
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To: La Enchiladita

Willis was also drawing attention to Michael Yon and all our heros in Iraq that Yon wrote about. I hope he makes a movie about them.

http://www.michaelyon-online.com/


15 posted on 03/04/2006 12:07:48 PM PST by Names Ash Housewares
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To: Denver Ditdat

50% of the budget is already spent on "the elderly" (Social Security, Medicare, prescription drugs, etc.). And I'm sure that figure will only continue to rise.


16 posted on 03/04/2006 12:09:26 PM PST by geopyg (Ever Vigilant, Never Fearful)
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To: Larry Lucido

He doesn't seem beholden to any ideology; has his own take on things. I'm sure the H'wood leftie crowd gets nervous when he's around but they put up with him cuz he's a BIG money-maker!


17 posted on 03/04/2006 12:10:26 PM PST by La Enchiladita (Don't get me started!)
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To: Denver Ditdat
I don't think there's that much of a disconnect. "Provide for the general welfare" is, after all, one of government's first responsibilities. I think what Bruce is getting at is what we all want: an end to pork barrel projects, ludicrous multi-million dollar research grants, and the monolithic bureaucracy. THEN we'd have plenty of bucks to do things like helping those who CAN'T help themselves.
18 posted on 03/04/2006 12:11:28 PM PST by JennysCool (Liberals don't care what you do, as long as it's mandatory.)
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To: Names Ash Housewares

Thanks for including that. He's a big supporter of our troops from what I hear; don't know exactly how.


19 posted on 03/04/2006 12:11:41 PM PST by La Enchiladita (Don't get me started!)
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To: frankiep

Well, Mr. Willis seems to be in his right mind, at least. A little muddled, perhaps, but light years ahead of his peers. Since when did actors need to discuss politics? I'm just a nobody from the innards of the deep South, and I don't. "Pictures are for entertainment. Western Union is for messages." I forget which director said that.


20 posted on 03/04/2006 12:12:22 PM PST by ashtanga
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To: La Enchiladita
... I want those goddam lobbyists out of Washington.

But Bruce, if you boot them out, how will the MPAA be able to convince lawmakers to strengthen copyright protections for movies and DVDs?

21 posted on 03/04/2006 12:12:41 PM PST by TimSkalaBim
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To: trubluolyguy; CyberCowboy777

Common sense kind of Hollywood guy!


22 posted on 03/04/2006 12:13:53 PM PST by Issaquahking (Either you are with us, or you are with the terrorists.)
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To: La Enchiladita
No wonder he split with whats her name...
That attitude could fry a liberals nerves and cause them to overdose on Dumberol.. Which apparently happened.. But hes a stand up guy as far as the kids are concerned..

You go Brucie..

23 posted on 03/04/2006 12:13:58 PM PST by hosepipe (CAUTION: This propaganda is laced with hyperbole..)
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To: frankiep
The Republicrats are responsible for some of the most moon bat social schemes imaginable, and the electorate just sending the idiots back into power. The voting booth should come equipped with clothespins to hold the stench at bay while we pull the lever.
24 posted on 03/04/2006 12:16:14 PM PST by ashtanga
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To: TimSkalaBim

What Bruce doesn't understand is, if you strip the politicians of about 95% of their power, the lobbyists will have to find real work.

Also, it's contradictory to hate government but still want it to provide free anything to anyone.

If he's for the right to carry arms, though (the article doesn't say), I'll give him a pass on a lot of other stuff. That alone would take care of the "not enough cops" thing.


25 posted on 03/04/2006 12:17:55 PM PST by Larry Lucido
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To: JennysCool

Its "PROMOTE the general welfare" Huge difference.


26 posted on 03/04/2006 12:17:57 PM PST by malos
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To: malos

Ah! Good point!

Need more beer.


27 posted on 03/04/2006 12:18:57 PM PST by JennysCool (Liberals don't care what you do, as long as it's mandatory.)
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To: La Enchiladita
Always kinda liked Jimmy the Tulip.....

Like him a bit more now.....

28 posted on 03/04/2006 12:18:57 PM PST by Osage Orange (Credere et Peristere)
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To: JennysCool

Me too, I'll have a guiness.


29 posted on 03/04/2006 12:22:15 PM PST by malos
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To: stm

Funny that you should mention "Moonlighting". Back in the 80's when it was on, I'd never watch it because it was what I called "a chick's show".

Several years ago, one of the cable channels started re-running old "Moonlighting" episodes. I wasn't hooked - but I definitely watched more than a few episodes. I liked it.


30 posted on 03/04/2006 12:22:38 PM PST by MplsSteve
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To: Carry_Okie; calcowgirl; SierraWasp; NormsRevenge; Czar; Amerigomag
I'm a Republican only as far as I want a smaller government. I want less government intrusion. I want them to stop pissing on my money and your money -- the tax dollars that we give 50 or 40 per cent of every year, and I want them to be fiscally responsible, and I want those goddam lobbyists out of Washington. Do that and I'll say I'm a Republican.

We need to save this rant!

31 posted on 03/04/2006 12:27:17 PM PST by FOG724 (I'm a Republican only as far as I want a smaller government)
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To: MplsSteve
Chick show or not, Cybill Shepherd was hot, hot, hot, hot, hot and Bruce Willis was a scream.

My favorite line from that show....."All work and no play makes Maddie a lousy la...(that's when she cut him off). I still laugh at that one....
32 posted on 03/04/2006 12:28:44 PM PST by stm (It's possible to fix most things, but you can't fix stupid)
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To: La Enchiladita
"Hey Oprah -- you had President Clinton on your show. And if [he] didn't lie about a couple of things, I'm going to set myself on fire right now."

Well, that last line was certainly worth reading the rest.

33 posted on 03/04/2006 12:32:00 PM PST by Tall_Texan (Hate means never having to say you're crazy.)
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To: Larry Lucido
Me and my buds on the rare moments we get out have been known to drink a toast to Detective McClane, NYPD

Yipee ki yay (expletive deleted)!

34 posted on 03/04/2006 12:36:15 PM PST by Horatio Gates
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To: stm

Off camera, they were at each others' throats. I liked that part, too.


35 posted on 03/04/2006 12:39:21 PM PST by La Enchiladita (Don't get me started!)
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To: FOG724

Got yerself a new tagline this Saturday! ;-)


36 posted on 03/04/2006 12:40:16 PM PST by La Enchiladita (Don't get me started!)
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To: frankiep
Amen, and with the passing of Harry Browne, the libertarian party's best ever candidate; I don't know were we are going to find that conservative party we are looking for.

The Republicans have sold out.....

Washington D.C. has co-opted or coerced the best of the GOP. Remember when it still stood for the Grand Old Party?

37 posted on 03/04/2006 12:41:36 PM PST by AmericanDave (More COWBELL....................)
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To: hosepipe

Demi Moore, the cradle-robber.


38 posted on 03/04/2006 12:41:52 PM PST by La Enchiladita (Don't get me started!)
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To: La Enchiladita

Yes I did, thanks! And thanks for noticing.


39 posted on 03/04/2006 12:42:10 PM PST by FOG724 (I'm a Republican only as far as I want a smaller government)
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To: Larry Lucido
I don't know about his views on the Right To Bear Arms, but I do know he has spent time touring Iraq with the troops!
40 posted on 03/04/2006 12:43:45 PM PST by AmericanDave (More COWBELL....................)
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To: Lancey Howard

IMHO The Gauntlet was a poor movie--absolutely unbelieveable! The hero, Clint and girlfriend, drove a bus through a downtown area, through a regular army of cops who were shooting automatic weapons at it and no one was hurt, including the cops on both sides and in front and rear of the bus- puhleese! The bad guy was the chief of police, sort of a re-run of a previous Dirty Harry film.


41 posted on 03/04/2006 12:44:26 PM PST by Paulus Invictus
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To: La Enchiladita
That's probably why they were so good at it on-camera. No denying it, there was a "chemistry" to that show.
42 posted on 03/04/2006 12:45:30 PM PST by stm (It's possible to fix most things, but you can't fix stupid)
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To: Denver Ditdat
Ditto, except for the logical disconnect between these two statements:

To which I'd add:

"I believe with any job that requires you possibly to get shot at or get shot dead, you should be paid hundreds of thousands of dollars.
I'm a firm believer that you pay what it takes to get people to take the job, but no more. If you paid what Willis proposes,, you'd not only bankrupt government, but you'd get applicants who are there just for the paycheck, not to risk their lives. They'd be the first ones to abandon ship at crunch time. Not to mention that the jobs would be doled out as patronage to politician's relatives and other favored people. Pretty much what the New Orleans PD was.
43 posted on 03/04/2006 12:46:33 PM PST by John Jorsett (scam never sleeps)
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To: trubluolyguy
Related to illegals and border issues, this is my favorite rant:

"I'm also talking about going to Columbia and doing whatever it takes to end the cocaine trade. It's killing this country. It's killing all the countries that coke goes into.... It's just a plant that they grow, and these guys are growing it like it's corn or tobacco or any other thing. By the time it gets here, it becomes a billion-dollar industry.

All the countries that coke goes into... includes Mexico, and impacts our border security problems, which are escalating as we speak.

44 posted on 03/04/2006 12:47:18 PM PST by La Enchiladita (Don't get me started!)
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To: ashtanga
"Pictures are for entertainment. Western Union is for messages." I forget which director said that.

Producer Samuel Goldwyn.

45 posted on 03/04/2006 12:54:37 PM PST by BlessedBeGod (Benedict XVI = Terminator IV)
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To: Lancey Howard

***I always liked Willis. I will be interested to see if his new movie is as good as the original Clint Eastwood version ('The Gauntlet').***

I told my wife, that this new movie sounded an awful lot like THE GAUNTLET.
So, he is now into remakes also such as his Last Man Standing, (Yojimbo and a Fist Full Of Dollars).


46 posted on 03/04/2006 12:56:19 PM PST by Ruy Dias de Bivar (Islam, the religion of the criminally insane.)
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To: La Enchiladita

So Bruce Willis says he's no Republican. Okay. I say he's no conservative either. Just another Hollyweird idiot.


47 posted on 03/04/2006 12:57:49 PM PST by Reagan Man (Secure our borders;punish employers who hire illegals;stop all welfare to illegals)
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To: La Enchiladita
Bruce I think qualifies as an iconoclast.

Or a very compassionate conservative.

Hell, if he's a registered Republican from California, Willis can do and say anything he wants and the CRP will support him. We've got a European liberal who's convinced the California Republican Party leadership that he's a conservative Republican.

48 posted on 03/04/2006 12:58:07 PM PST by Amerigomag
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"I believe with any job that requires you possibly to get shot at or get shot dead, you should be paid hundreds of thousands of dollars."

So where does Mr little government get the money to pay our military this kind of money?

"These guys don't get paid anything. Yet they go out there and do it and there's not a lot of them out there and they're the last line between us and the wolves and the chaos that's out in the world.

Bruce, you need to get a gun or highly paid bodyguards as your last line of defense.

"I'm a Republican only as far as I want a smaller government. I want less government intrusion. I want them to stop pissing on my money and your money -- the tax dollars that we give 50 or 40 per cent of every year, and I want them to be fiscally responsible, and I want those goddam lobbyists out of Washington. Do that and I'll say I'm a Republican.

"But other than that, I want the government to take care of people who need help -- like the kids in foster care, the half million kids in orphanages right now.... I want them to take care of the elderly and give them free medicine, give them whatever they need. There's tons, billions and billions of dollars, that are just being wasted. Okay? I hate government. I'm apolitical. Write that down."

Sounds like he wants us to spend more on welfare programs? Hard to tell. If he wants to be helpful in the fight he should talked his Hollywood associated into supporting Arnold agains the unions.

49 posted on 03/04/2006 12:58:40 PM PST by Diplomat
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To: La Enchiladita
"I'm also talking about going to Columbia and doing whatever it takes to end the cocaine trade."

The cocaine trade originates in the capital of South Carolina? Wow, I didn't know that.

(Hint to the snoozing editors at CanWest News Service: Willis was talking about Colombia, not Columbia...)

50 posted on 03/04/2006 1:02:48 PM PST by Ichneumon
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