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US Military Used to Annouce Oscar Award that Goes to Documentary About Homosexuality?
TV | 2, 24.08 | The Academy Awards

Posted on 02/24/2008 8:21:49 PM PST by enough_idiocy

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Anyone see this?

Thoughts?

This is why I don't want to watch this crap, but my wife has it on and is not giving an inch on the remote.

1 posted on 02/24/2008 8:21:54 PM PST by enough_idiocy
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To: enough_idiocy
It goes beyond disgraceful.
2 posted on 02/24/2008 8:23:43 PM PST by SandRat (Duty, Honor, Country. What else needs to be said?)
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To: enough_idiocy

sick


3 posted on 02/24/2008 8:24:40 PM PST by yldstrk (My heros have always been cowboys--Reagan and Bush)
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To: enough_idiocy
Totally discussing way to set up our troops, especially putting the “dark side” anti-war category right after.

Sickening.

4 posted on 02/24/2008 8:25:47 PM PST by roses of sharon (Who will be McCain's maverick?)
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To: enough_idiocy
Let's hope we move this country away from the dark side. . .

That was from best documentary category announced by Tom Hanks. Just before that was Best Short Subject Documentary ( the same sex marriage film) announced by the soldiers from Iraq.

5 posted on 02/24/2008 8:26:24 PM PST by Hillarys Gate Cult (The man who said "there's no such thing as a stupid question" has never talked to Helen Thomas.)
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To: enough_idiocy

How did they know who would win?


6 posted on 02/24/2008 8:26:35 PM PST by durasell (!)
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To: roses of sharon

Hollywood.. F*CK OFF!


7 posted on 02/24/2008 8:26:37 PM PST by Republic Rocker
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To: enough_idiocy

Who in the military made the announcement?


8 posted on 02/24/2008 8:26:57 PM PST by trumandogz ("He is erratic. He is hotheaded. He loses his temper and it worries me." Sen Cochran on McCain)
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To: enough_idiocy
They don't cast the votes. It's not their fault the voters were idiots.

I'm just glad they didn't make them present the doc feature Oscar. Now that would have been awkward.

9 posted on 02/24/2008 8:27:17 PM PST by RichInOC (Life is too short to watch bad movies.)
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To: enough_idiocy
Not enough info.

Right after what?

10 posted on 02/24/2008 8:27:17 PM PST by JennysCool (They all say they want change, but they’re really after folding money.)
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To: enough_idiocy

I’m sorry, I’ve been to the Dark Side, and I didn’t see the Country there.


11 posted on 02/24/2008 8:27:40 PM PST by Shadowstrike (Be polite, Be professional, but have a plan to kill everyone you meet.)
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To: roses of sharon

It did suck, but not much of a surprise. I wonder if Hanks appreciated our troops getting set up?


12 posted on 02/24/2008 8:27:45 PM PST by mortal19440
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To: enough_idiocy

And they wonder why no one is watching the oscars any more.


13 posted on 02/24/2008 8:28:12 PM PST by Godzilla (Lets put the FUN in dysfunctional)
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To: trumandogz
It looked like a random group of soldiers and Airmen.

It wasn’t a coincidence.

14 posted on 02/24/2008 8:28:15 PM PST by Hillarys Gate Cult (The man who said "there's no such thing as a stupid question" has never talked to Helen Thomas.)
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To: enough_idiocy

And not a single person anywhere will say anything about it.

Tom Hanks is a Leftist. He goes in the bin with the rest of them.


15 posted on 02/24/2008 8:29:41 PM PST by Old Sarge (CTHULHU '08 - I won't settle for a lesser evil any longer!)
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To: mortal19440

They used our troops AGAIN.


16 posted on 02/24/2008 8:29:48 PM PST by fatima
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To: enough_idiocy

Brought to you
Courtesy of the Academy Board of Governors
http://www.oscars.org/academy/governors.html

quite the assortment of fruits and nuts

Let em know how ya felt about it here.
http://www.oscars.org/contact/general.html


17 posted on 02/24/2008 8:29:58 PM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed ... ICE’s toll-free tip hotline —1-866-DHS-2-ICE ... 9/11 .. Never FoRGeT)
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To: roses of sharon

You saw it too? I couldn’t believe it. I wasn’t paying attention, then my wife tells me to look, because of course it’s notable that they were being respectful to the troops. The applause wasn’t too noticeable (and far less than later one when the guy made his dark side comment). So I’m like, well at least they did something nice. Then I hear the people who won the award talking about the movie and this woman is crying about how important it was to make this movie about same sex marriage or something. I’m like WHAT?! They had the military introduce an award given to a movie about homosexuality (knowing the don’t ask don’t tell Clinton policy), NO WAY! Then they follow up with anti-Iraq war anti WOT documentaries. Man. Just another chapter in a long story.


18 posted on 02/24/2008 8:30:18 PM PST by enough_idiocy (Holding my nose in 2008. I disgree with McCain on lots of issue, but with the Democrats on more.)
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To: enough_idiocy

Hey Hollywierd, kiss this.


19 posted on 02/24/2008 8:30:24 PM PST by yldstrk (My heros have always been cowboys--Reagan and Bush)
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To: enough_idiocy

This is why I don’t want to watch this crap, but my wife has it on and is not giving an inch on the remote.”

Yeah, get a new wife!


20 posted on 02/24/2008 8:31:17 PM PST by lookout88 (Combat search and rescue officer's dad.)
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To: enough_idiocy

Digraceful!


21 posted on 02/24/2008 8:32:30 PM PST by gidget7 (Duncan Hunter-Valley Forge Republican!)
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To: enough_idiocy

I stopped watching the Oscars, the Emmy’s and all the other hollywood debased, self-congratulatory shows a long, long time ago - sounds like I made the right decision!


22 posted on 02/24/2008 8:32:51 PM PST by aquila48
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To: enough_idiocy

Interestingly enough, most of the major networks now offer full length episodes of television shows on their websites for free. Don’t need a remote anymore, plus it costs them money to do it. You get entertainment, the wife gets to do what she wants, and you cost Hollyweird some money.


23 posted on 02/24/2008 8:32:55 PM PST by kingu (Party for rent - conservative opinions not required.)
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To: enough_idiocy

What!?


24 posted on 02/24/2008 8:35:28 PM PST by eyedigress
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To: Old Sarge

>>Tom Hanks is a Leftist. He goes in the bin with the rest of them.<<

He is. Every leftist sees our military as “security guards” that should be kept in the US and away from foreign shores.

I once watched him on Letterman (by accident)and he made a crack about Christians “banning” the film Da Vinci code, which was exaggeration.

If anyone saw Charlie Wilson’s War, it was just a Democrats wet dream.


25 posted on 02/24/2008 8:35:30 PM PST by max americana
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To: JennysCool; trumandogz

I wasn’t paying attention, then my wife tells me to look, because of course it’s notable that they were being respectful to the troops. Tom Hanks introduces some soldiers who annouce the nominees for some documentary related award. The applause for the troops wasn’t too noticeable (and far less than later one when the guy made his dark side comment). So I’m like, well at least they did something nice.

Then I hear the people who won the award that the troops just introduced talking about the movie and this actress is crying about how important it was to make this movie about same sex marriage or something homosexual related.

I’m like WHAT?! They had the military introduce an award given to a movie about homosexuality (knowing the don’t ask don’t tell Clinton policy), NO WAY! Then they follow up with another award announced by Tom Hanks that included anti-Iraq war and anti WOT documentaries. The winner of that award gives some anti war lip service and the audience goes buck (must louder than when the troops were introduced).

I’m sorry, but that was not appropriate.


26 posted on 02/24/2008 8:36:42 PM PST by enough_idiocy (Holding my nose in 2008. I disgree with McCain on lots of issue, but with the Democrats on more.)
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To: enough_idiocy
Especially since the troops complimented them saying how much they loved movies.

Hollywood bastards!

27 posted on 02/24/2008 8:40:13 PM PST by roses of sharon (Who will be McCain's maverick?)
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To: enough_idiocy

I was sickening but, at least that big fat tub of goo didn’t win.


28 posted on 02/24/2008 8:43:48 PM PST by skimask (Support Terrorism......Vote Democratic)
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To: enough_idiocy

It was disgusting .. that whole series.
The political speech: typical bash
Bush Hollyweirdism... I was waiting
for “vote Obama” next. I’m furious
this platform was given them.


29 posted on 02/24/2008 8:45:31 PM PST by STARWISE (They (Dims) think of this WOT as Bush's war, not America's war-RichardMiniter, respected OBL author)
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To: enough_idiocy

Why does the military participate?


30 posted on 02/24/2008 8:46:21 PM PST by donna (Whoopi on Communism: “We haven’t given it enough time.”)
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To: skimask

And that’s what I took away from it (BTW holy hell I didn’t realize how much BIGGER he had gotten. YUCK)


31 posted on 02/24/2008 8:48:52 PM PST by Severa (I can't take this stress anymore...quick, get me a marker to sniff....)
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To: enough_idiocy; narses

What do you think about the 65 MILLION DOLLAR gift to GAY CAUSES from one of Microsoft’s co-founders (Ric somebody — committed suicide).

http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/localnews/2004197961_weiland24.html


32 posted on 02/24/2008 8:50:22 PM PST by steve86 (Acerbic by nature, not nurture™)
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To: donna

They had some individual soldiers introduce the award nominees.


33 posted on 02/24/2008 8:50:45 PM PST by enough_idiocy (Holding my nose in 2008. I disgree with McCain on lots of issue, but with the Democrats on more.)
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To: roses of sharon

Come on guys. Knock them when they deserve it, but not about this. No one has a clue which film or documentary is going to win. It’s a crap shoot. It wasn’t a setup. Get off their backs and get on them when they really do something rotten, which is often. But not this time.


34 posted on 02/24/2008 8:50:59 PM PST by flaglady47 (Algore: send global warming to Chicago area; will pay any carbon tax - desperate)
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To: enough_idiocy
Yep...they were used, and then busted for torture in the very next award.

Despicable.

35 posted on 02/24/2008 8:51:04 PM PST by NordP (Obama might be for change....but I want dollar bills!)
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To: enough_idiocy

Sounds like a leftist wetdream of agitprop..... I wasn’t watching that dreck so I don’t know what happened but I gather from what you said that they had some troops introduce a documentary category so that they could associate our great military with (1) a film about gay marriage, and (2) the anti-war films in the following category?? Seems like the agitprop scumbags of Hollyweird are getting more brazen all the time......


36 posted on 02/24/2008 8:51:59 PM PST by Enchante (Democrats: we'll send Pelosi and Brezinski to Damascus, that's our foreign policy!!)
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To: enough_idiocy

What are the “Oscars” and why are they relevant?


37 posted on 02/24/2008 8:52:39 PM PST by Antoninus (Tell us how you came to Barack?)
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To: enough_idiocy

So who noticed George Clooney and Tommy Lee Jones clapping at their own names?


38 posted on 02/24/2008 8:52:54 PM PST by Historix
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To: donna

With all of the anti American drivel that came out of Hollywood this past year, I also don’t see why the DOD even considered participating.


39 posted on 02/24/2008 8:54:03 PM PST by Hillarys Gate Cult (The man who said "there's no such thing as a stupid question" has never talked to Helen Thomas.)
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To: flaglady47
They could have given them any slot in the 3 hour broadcast, instead they diss them with 3 anti-war trash movies accusing them of atrocities, immediately after the troops leave the “stage”?

Na, it was set up.

40 posted on 02/24/2008 8:54:36 PM PST by roses of sharon (Who will be McCain's maverick?)
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To: enough_idiocy

Military Abuse!


41 posted on 02/24/2008 8:55:36 PM PST by celtic gal
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To: enough_idiocy

Thank you so much for posting this thread. I was waiting for somebody to boo...but I should have known since Tom Hanks was the presenter.

I wonder how many Oscars have been handed out for those posing as a military hero.


42 posted on 02/24/2008 8:56:22 PM PST by lilycicero (WWW.FRANKWUTERICH.COM.......DefendOurMarines.org/DefendOurTroops.org)
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To: donna
I doubt the DOD thought they would be showing scenes of their “atrocities” RIGHT AFTER the troops were off the screen!
43 posted on 02/24/2008 8:56:41 PM PST by roses of sharon (Who will be McCain's maverick?)
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To: roses of sharon
The military should know better. With all the anti-military movies the EVIL BASTARDS have made about them WHY in the world would they even consider stepping foot in HELLywood! Our military is considered by those COMMUNIST bastards as scum of the earth.
44 posted on 02/24/2008 8:57:56 PM PST by RoseofTexas
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To: roses of sharon

Freepers expected it.


45 posted on 02/24/2008 8:58:22 PM PST by donna (Whoopi on Communism: “We haven’t given it enough time.”)
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To: flaglady47

Ok, of all the categories to have them announce for, you choose the one with a pro homosexual message and then follow it with a category including 2 anti war movies + a Michael Moore movie (3/4, 75% chance of it being anti bush winner). Please, if they really didn’t know who was going to win, they still gambeled well. There’s no way you can say this was purely conincidental. It doesn’t matter who won.


46 posted on 02/24/2008 8:58:35 PM PST by enough_idiocy (Holding my nose in 2008. I disgree with McCain on lots of issue, but with the Democrats on more.)
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To: enough_idiocy

Taxi to the Darkside :

http://www.reuters.com/article/televisionNews/idUSN2152698420080223


47 posted on 02/24/2008 8:59:24 PM PST by woofie (Hope is bad for cholesterol)
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To: enough_idiocy

I saw it, and was first pissed at the weak applause for the troops, then furious as the anti-Military “documentaries” were lauded.

When that puke who gave his little “let’s move away from the darkside” speech finished, I almost threw my remote through the TV.

Hollywood = scum.


48 posted on 02/24/2008 9:06:19 PM PST by Zman516 (socialists & muslims -- satan's useful idiots.)
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To: flaglady47

The troops didn’t know, and neither did we. But the scheduler and the Academy directors KNEW which documentaries were nominated and which ones won. They KNEW it, and that was precisely why they chose that category to have the troop introduce. It was absolutely intentional.


49 posted on 02/24/2008 9:10:04 PM PST by TexasGreg ("Democrats Piss Me Off")
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To: enough_idiocy

Oscars??? Bah, I watched the NHRA on ESPN2, then went to work.

Fxxk Hollywood.


50 posted on 02/24/2008 9:10:58 PM PST by kb2614 (Hell hath no fury than a bureaucrat scorned)
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