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Ben Stein: Hollywood Snubbed Soldiers
newsmax.com ^ | Friday, March 17, 2006 6:10 p.m. EST

Posted on 03/17/2006 7:24:50 PM PST by InvisibleChurch

Friday, March 17, 2006 6:10 p.m. EST Ben Stein: Hollywood Snubbed Soldiers

Ben Stein says the people who truly were snubbed on Oscar night weren't those who didn't win, but were the American military personnel serving in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Speaking Thursday at a Kent County Republican Party fundraising dinner, the conservative humorist, writer and political pundit said movie stars and film industry professionals failed to highlight the sacrifices of soldiers during the Academy Awards on March 5.

"Not one prayer or moment of silence for those who have given their lives," said Stein, who also has acted ("Ferris Bueller's Day Off") and hosted a game show ("Win Ben Stein's Money"). "And they complain about (falling box office numbers). Stop spitting in the face of Americans and maybe we will go to the movies."

He said the real stars aren't his Beverly Hills neighbors but the soldiers "wearing body armor in 130-degree heat, pulling 24-hour shifts" in the so-called Sunni triangle, the dangerous area of armed insurgents in Iraq.

About 1,000 people attended the $75-per-plate dinner, The Grand Rapids Press reported.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption
KEYWORDS: hollywood; oscars; snub; stein
These are the same puds who claim to support the troops though not the war. Have any of these people EVER been to tour Iraq or Afghanistan? When have Kerry or Clinto ever gone to visit the troops they claim to support? I'm getting to where I'm typing with my fists wondering where these turds are?
1 posted on 03/17/2006 7:24:52 PM PST by InvisibleChurch
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To: InvisibleChurch
Hollywood does support the troops..They need them as villains in their propaganda filled movies.


2 posted on 03/17/2006 7:28:29 PM PST by darkwing104 (Let's get dangerous)
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To: InvisibleChurch
This year's Oscars was the lowest-rated ever. I can't wait til next year.

(Denny Crane: "I Don't Want To Socialize With A Pinko Liberal Democrat Commie. Say What You Like About Republicans. We Stick To Our Convictions. Even When We Know We're Dead Wrong.")

3 posted on 03/17/2006 7:28:59 PM PST by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives On In My Heart Forever)
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To: InvisibleChurch
BIG
Ben Stein
Bump!
4 posted on 03/17/2006 7:31:41 PM PST by Fiddlstix (Tagline Repair Service. Let us fix those broken Taglines. Inquire within(Presented by TagLines R US))
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To: InvisibleChurch
They support their "troops"....


5 posted on 03/17/2006 7:36:47 PM PST by operation clinton cleanup
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To: InvisibleChurch
Hollywood Supports The Troops, The Enemy's Troops.
6 posted on 03/17/2006 7:37:37 PM PST by Doctor Raoul (COLD PINK: Frigid Womyn For Peace)
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To: InvisibleChurch

Bump


7 posted on 03/17/2006 7:53:52 PM PST by nuconvert ([there's a lot of bad people in the pistachio business])
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To: InvisibleChurch

And again, Ben tells it like it is!


8 posted on 03/17/2006 7:57:45 PM PST by Kellykoop
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To: InvisibleChurch

The day Hollyweird supports our troops is the day cows sprout wings and we all go tour the moon.

I fully expect that next year we'll see the movie "Brokeback Battalion" up for 25 academy awards.


9 posted on 03/17/2006 8:11:57 PM PST by sergeantdave (The business of business is none of the government's business)
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