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No Politics at the Oscars, Please
Townhall.com ^ | March 13, 2010 | Bill O'Reilly

Posted on 03/13/2010 4:57:28 AM PST by Kaslin

For the first time that I can remember, there were no politically charged comments at the Academy Awards ceremony last Sunday. And I was ready. We had left-wing bomb throwers like George Clooney, Sean Penn, Barbra Streisand and co-host Alec Baldwin all lined up in the "let it fly" zone. But the show turned out to be the silence of the lambs.

What's going on?

The answer to that question is money, pure and simple.

The rise of the machines has dislocated entertainment all over the country. Now you can program your life on your computer and endlessly amuse yourself with iPods, DS games and BlackBerry phones. No longer do you have to drive to a movie theater to see something interesting.

Therefore, the pool of movies, recordings, books and other forms of entertainment is becoming shallow. For the most part, companies are not throwing around big dollars to actors and singers anymore. Now you have to earn your bread by selling product. And alienating potential customers is not a good business model.

You may remember Clooney, for example, saying the federal government under President Bush was run like "The Sopranos." That was in 2003. Since that time, Clooney has pulled back from provocative political statements. I am guessing commerce has something to do with it.

Baldwin continues to toss grenades at the right, but even he has tempered his commentary. Back in 2002, old Alec told a Florida audience that George W. Bush's victory in 2000 did as much damage to America as the terrorist attacks on 9/11. Last Sunday night, he was like your hip uncle, a few wisecracks and then off to the bar.

Even Penn, as rabid a left-winger as can be imagined, refrained from blasting anyone. A few days earlier, however, he did say that he hoped his critics died "screaming from rectal cancer." I guess it's comforting to know that some things never change.

Streisand continues her political website, but what used to be bombs-away prose has turned surprisingly mild. Streisand has resumed touring and recording, so again, marketing may be in play.

Mass-market entertainers simply cannot survive by alienating much of the country. Polls show that 40 percent of Americans currently identify themselves as conservative. As Streisand well knows, people need people to buy their records and see their movies. That's the way we were and continue to be -- with apologies to everyone for those lines.

I kind of miss the embarrassing Oscar moments, where some celebrity would bash his or her country or call out a right-wing politician. Yes, those were cringe-worthy experiences, but they broke the tedium of the long-winded Academy Award telecast.

Next year we should have a retrospective of the crazy stuff said during past Academy Award programs. Michael Moore could host it.


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1 posted on 03/13/2010 4:57:28 AM PST by Kaslin
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To: Kaslin

Instead we have Tom Hanks out there bashing America for being racist for wanting to win the war in the Pacific and the war against the terrorists.

Hanks is an ignoramus who makes Penn seem intelligent.


2 posted on 03/13/2010 5:00:18 AM PST by Carley (Are you better off now than one year ago? HELL NO!!!!!)
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To: Kaslin

The movies themselves are politically charged as it is. There is little need for the Oscars to continue this assault against American society and its values.


3 posted on 03/13/2010 5:01:12 AM PST by mlocher (USA is a sovereign nation)
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To: Carley

I used to respect Hanks.

No longer.


4 posted on 03/13/2010 5:03:14 AM PST by RightOnline
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To: Kaslin

“...there were no politically charged comments at the Academy Awards...”

That’s because the brilliant, really-really smart, intellectual-Democrat good guys are in power and there’s no need to be nasty this year.

/s/

IMHO


5 posted on 03/13/2010 5:06:40 AM PST by ripley
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To: Kaslin

Also, they may figure that as long as their hero Obama is in power, everything is hunky-dory.

Wait till his taxes start hitting them in the pocketbook. Or they find out that all their money won’t get them adequate health care when they need it.


6 posted on 03/13/2010 5:06:47 AM PST by fatnotlazy
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To: Kaslin

The reason there were no political charged comments at the Oscars this year is simply because the liberals are in control of the White House and Congress. Hollywood is NOT about to bash their heros. Does anyone, except Bill O’Reilly, really believe that if McCain/Palin were in we wouldn’t have heard about it at the Oscars?


7 posted on 03/13/2010 5:11:21 AM PST by HarleyD
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To: Kaslin
After that horrible PR fiasco from Michael Moore's acceptance speech for Bowling for Colombine (which was probably the last straw), the Oscar producers included very strict dictims for the pressenters NOT to get political for any reasons. Given I know both Steven Spielberg and Jeffrey Katzenberg fairly well, both of them told me that Moore's acceptance speech in the long run ended up costing Democrats votes during the 2004 elections.

It's not the first time it happened, too. Remember Vanessa Redgrave nearly killing her career for that infamous speech at the Oscars supporting the Palestinians? (Gawd, did that go over well given the strong representation of Jews in the entertainment community.) Or Richard Gere making a speech in favor of a free Tibet?

8 posted on 03/13/2010 5:11:26 AM PST by RayChuang88 (FairTax: America's economic cure)
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To: Carley

Penn Hangs Again With Pal Chavez:
http://www.newser.com/story/40507/penn-hangs-again-with-pal-chavez.html
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Sean Penn Applauds as Venezuela's Chavez Bashes Bush:
http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,291855,00.html
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From National Public Radio (NPR):
August 29, 2006
"Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has been visiting countries such as China, Iran and Russia as part of an effort to build a 'strategic alliance' of interests not beholden to the United States. He considers the United States his arch enemy.":
http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=5729764
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From CBS-News:
July 29, 2006
"Chavez pledged that his country would 'stay by Iran at any time and under any condition,' state television reported. Ahmadinejad said he saw in Chavez a kindred spirit." "'We do not have any limitation in cooperation,' Ahmadinejad was quoted as saying. 'Iran and Venezuela are next to each other and supporters of each other. Chavez is a source of a progressive and revolutionary current in South America and his stance in restricting imperialism is tangible.'":
http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2006/07/29/world/main1847331.shtml

9 posted on 03/13/2010 5:11:37 AM PST by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: Kaslin
As usual, O'Reilly is wrong. There was no politics at the Oscars this year because the Dems rule everything, so there are no targets for their li'l "punchlines".

As long as the Dems hold power, you won't see politics at the Oscars. The minute Conservatives take over, the political “humor” and politically barbed acceptance speeches will come roaring back, more vicious and hateful than ever.

10 posted on 03/13/2010 5:11:37 AM PST by sklar
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To: Kaslin

Ex prez jimmy carter with michael
moore at 2004 demonRat convention

Note: This was 3 months *after* Moore made
the following comments on the war in Iraq
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Michael Moore (quote), from his website, April 14, 2004...

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"The Iraqis who have risen up against the occupation are not 'insurgents' or 'terrorists' or 'The Enemy.' They are the REVOLUTION, the Minutemen, and their numbers will grow -- and they will win. Get it, Mr. Bush?"
[actual quote from Michael Moore (2004). It still appears on his website]
http://www.michaelmoore.com/words/message/index.php?messageDate=2004-04-14

11 posted on 03/13/2010 5:12:22 AM PST by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: Kaslin

I don’t go to the movies anymore. I don’t rent or buy DVD’s of the ‘stars’ anymore. i’ll never Madonna at concerts propagandizing the young and insulting the parents of those that are at her concerts!, , movie ‘stars’ putting down the system that made them rich. Athletes get filthy rich so they too can demean the very citizen’s who pay to watch them play, no sirree. I do not need to spend my dollars for them to amuse or entertain me for a temporary fix, and be propagandized and lied to in the process. I do not need to watch black mean belittling white women/girls or hear them or pay for their continued lifestyles. I will not help JLO continue to be seen or heard calling Governor Palin a bitch. What has JLO contributed to our country? She has certainly gotten rich from it....Julia Roberts is in the group, George Clooney, all of hollwood practically. I used to be huge on movies, have several hundred. No more. I even cut my cable package back out of rebellion. Not because I couldn’t afford the movie channels, but because I will not fund these attacks by these ‘stars’ on our Country.

I don’t save that money that I don’t use on movies and the ‘stars’ .
I use it to donate to TEA party candidates and candidates of my choice who are running for office, all across this country!

America does not fall on our watch. Not our watch.
To Islam or Communism or tyranny.


12 posted on 03/13/2010 5:12:41 AM PST by Freddd (CNN is down to Three Hundred Thousand viewers. But they worked for it.)
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To: RightOnline
For anyone who missed what Hanks has been saying...

FR search using "Hanks"

FWIW, I stopped wanting to watch the guy when I found out he'd been dumb enough to donate to Toon's defense fund.

13 posted on 03/13/2010 5:14:39 AM PST by mewzilla (No taxation without representation!)
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To: ETL

And of all people, Ozzie Guillan has criticized Penn for his support of Chavez.

The world has turned upside down.

Hanks ought to be ashamed of himself.


14 posted on 03/13/2010 5:15:42 AM PST by Carley (Are you better off now than one year ago? HELL NO!!!!!)
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To: RightOnline

Could not believe what Hanks is speaking on camera.....Completely turned us off immediately......Haven’t been to a movie theatre in over a decade.....Not only the films with the liberal tones, but the audience is loud and rude....I said never again and have kept that promise.....Oh how I miss the days of riding the bus downtown with my cousins as young teens (it was safe then) and going to a huge movie theatre that had only one screen!!!!!!.......


15 posted on 03/13/2010 5:15:51 AM PST by 3722535r
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To: sklar
As usual, O'Reilly is wrong. There was no politics at the Oscars this year because the Dems rule everything, so there are no targets for their li'l "punchlines".

You didn't read between the lines, did you?

16 posted on 03/13/2010 5:16:44 AM PST by Kaslin (Acronym for Obama: One Big Ass Mistake America)
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To: mewzilla
And because I just stumbled across this, an an oh, BTW....

Iranian-Americans among top donors to Clinton defense fund

17 posted on 03/13/2010 5:16:45 AM PST by mewzilla (No taxation without representation!)
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To: Kaslin

They just don’t want to bring any more attention to the epic disaster, horror they supported. Let them bash away at conservatives or anyone who challenges their philosophy because if it wasn’t apparent then it sure is now that they don’t have a clue what the real world is.


18 posted on 03/13/2010 5:17:05 AM PST by bushfamfan (United States of America: July 4, 1776-November 4, 2008)
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To: ETL

That’s all you need to know


19 posted on 03/13/2010 5:17:14 AM PST by Kaslin (Acronym for Obama: One Big Ass Mistake America)
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To: Freddd

The ‘stars’ are about to find out who pays their rich and extravagant lifestyles....of course they already did their damage in the last few years and the last election.

But like Hollywood is discovering, WE THE PEOPLE are the source of their income. And we are rebelling against them.

Congress and government will find this out soon enough as well. WE THE PEOPLE are tired of being robbed by those who don’t pay their taxes and who write the tax laws, make the banking and Insurance rules and are exempt from the laws and rules they write. We the people are the purse they are stealing from. They work for us not the other way around.

Now when we start reading about ‘stars’ who have to sell their homes or go bankrupt, then they will have my attention.

I will especially delight in Oprah’s downfall. Oh sure the media covers for her for now, but one day someone will have the guts to do the right thing...


20 posted on 03/13/2010 5:18:28 AM PST by Freddd (CNN is down to Three Hundred Thousand viewers. But they worked for it.)
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To: Freddd

The ‘stars’ verbally assaulted the citizen’s of this Country.

That’s movie ‘stars’, athlete ‘stars’, television ‘stars’, hip hop ‘stars’, music Industry ‘stars’, news anchor ‘stars’....

Falling stars are a beautiful sight to see...

Why would we continue to support them? I won’t.


21 posted on 03/13/2010 5:20:42 AM PST by Freddd (CNN is down to Three Hundred Thousand viewers. But they worked for it.)
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To: Kaslin
You didn't read between the lines, did you?

I didn't "hallucinate between the lines". O'reilly chalked it up to money. He's dead wrong.

22 posted on 03/13/2010 5:21:58 AM PST by sklar
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To: Freddd

I can proudly say that I haven’t seen any of the nominated or winning movies in a few years now. I have DVDs, but mostly old movies and televisin. Newer movies and television turn me off for the most part. And don’t ask me about the actor/actress nominees. Most of them I’ve never heard of either.

Hollywood is suffering, perhaps because of the general state of the economy or because of all those political statement turning people off. For me, though, the main reason is that it is producing pure crap. They don’t make movies like they used to. Sure, Hollywood didn’t have the high tech special effects years ago, but what the movies from back then did have was a plot...something that would hold your interest and make you care about the characters. Those old movies had heart and soul, and they have for the most part withstood the test of time. The junk coming out of Hollywood now does not...and in a few years many of them will be forgotten.


23 posted on 03/13/2010 5:27:03 AM PST by fatnotlazy
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To: Kaslin

If Pres Bush was in office and not odumbo there would of been plenty of politics


24 posted on 03/13/2010 5:31:57 AM PST by italianquaker (My bartender knew about the attempted Christmas attack before odumbo)
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To: RayChuang88

How about George C. Scott’s “acceptance”? Heh heh.

I was a Platoon Leader with the 3rd Stryker Brigade during their last deployment. When I came home on R&R leave, my wife wanted to say hi to some of the counter-protestors against LT Watada (remember him?). As we’re talking to the old Vietnam vet who was running it, I notice that none other than Sean Penn is standing about 20 feet off to my left (where else would he be? :0) ). He’s standing there looking solemn and morose while a member of the anti-war Gold Star Families parade their KIA family members’ pictures on posterboard.

Two things went through my head then:

1) How bad is it for these folks (and Watada) that Penn and his ilk will just abandon them all as soon as this news cycle is complete?

2) Man, Sean Penn has a HUGE head!

Anyway, in his particular case it was amusing b/c I personally can’t stand Penn’s acting. Not like Matt Damon who’s very talented, just a complete political moron. Penn’s a cartoon character in his films. So, it’s not like he lost a fan! Heh heh.


25 posted on 03/13/2010 5:35:36 AM PST by Future Snake Eater ("Get out of the boat and walk on the water with us!”--Sen. Joe Biden)
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To: Kaslin
Bill O'Reilly is an idiot. The reason that there were no political diatribes at the Oscars (assuming O'Reilly is correct about this - I don't watch) is that their guys are completely in charge now. Their President's approval ratings are lower than whale poop. Pelosi and Reid are obvious buffoons. Getting up on a stage and ranting about Dick Chaney would seem odd even to the dolts who watch this show.

ML/NJ

26 posted on 03/13/2010 5:35:52 AM PST by ml/nj
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To: ml/nj

I did watch the Oscars for the first time in years and I think Bill O’Reilly is probably correct. Tina Fey was there and as a presenter. There was not a hint or a whiff of Sarah Palin trashing, one of the left’s favorite hobbies. Tina’s makeup and hair was so different that there was no hint of her “Sarah-ness”.

I had promised myself that the first hint of Repub bashing would cause me to turn off the Oscars, but there was no need. Also, going the other direction,there was no Obama praise either. I don’t recall a mention.


27 posted on 03/13/2010 5:51:02 AM PST by chickadee
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To: 3722535r
I broke a ten year streak a year or so ago. I went to see Gran Torino. I'm an old school Clint fan, and the trailer totally sold me. Decided to go see vintage style Clint on the big screen. Was glad I went.

As for the rude audiences, I had a solution that worked perfectly. I chose a small, old-fashioned, one-screen theater in a small town, and I went to a 4pm showing on Super Bowl Sunday! The place had about 5 people in it. It was great, and I enjoyed the movie!

28 posted on 03/13/2010 5:53:22 AM PST by Huck (Q: How can you tell a party is in the majority? A: They're complaining about the fillibuster.)
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To: Carley

Worse. Tom Hanks thinks our grandfathers were RACISTS for wanted to win the war the the Pacific, and agains the terrorists. Think about it: we are racists because we want to survive. The man is an idiot. Movie stars used to be good looking, and they used to be patriots. Now they are insufferable buffoons.


29 posted on 03/13/2010 5:54:23 AM PST by La Lydia
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To: Kaslin
What's going on?

The Dems are in power now so we can't be dissin' da Dems.........

30 posted on 03/13/2010 5:58:23 AM PST by Hot Tabasco (My boomerang won't come back)
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To: chickadee

yeah I noticed Tina Fey, too.
Wilma Flintstone called and asked for HER dress back!
I am 50/50, with OReilly and everyone else. I do think $$$ has to do with it. But I also think that the libs don’t want to draw attn. to the mistakes of the administration.
Last time I posted “what I think” I was told I was irrelevent(sorry can’t spell) so if anyone gets mad today, please spare me. Thanks.


31 posted on 03/13/2010 6:08:12 AM PST by ronniesgal ( I miss George Bush. Hell, I miss Bill Clinton!!)
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To: Kaslin
kidding right? with their boy in the house what do they have to bitch about???

tow the line...

32 posted on 03/13/2010 6:11:43 AM PST by Chode (American Hedonist *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: chickadee

yeah I noticed Tina Fey, too.
Wilma Flintstone called and asked for HER dress back!
I am 50/50, with OReilly and everyone else. I do think $$$ has to do with it. But I also think that the libs don’t want to draw attn. to the mistakes of the administration.
Last time I posted “what I think” I was told I was irrelevent(sorry can’t spell) so if anyone gets mad today, please spare me. Thanks.


33 posted on 03/13/2010 6:15:10 AM PST by ronniesgal ( I miss George Bush. Hell, I miss Bill Clinton!!)
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To: ronniesgal

Your thoughts are not irrelevant and I loved the Wilma Flintstone comment! Good point on one of the reasons that the Oscars might not have mentioned politics, for fear of drawing attention to the nakedness of their emperor. Perhaps they are disappointed in him, too, but for reasons very different from our own.

I thought the idea of having an “advocate” for each of the nominees in the best actor/actress categories was innovative. Not sure how it went over.


34 posted on 03/13/2010 6:19:33 AM PST by chickadee
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To: 3722535r

“Oh how I miss the days of riding the bus downtown with my cousins as young teens (it was safe then) and going to a huge movie theatre that had only one screen!!!!!!.......”

My downtown was in St Louis - Fox and Lowes ... One screen and one movie and Intermission was real sound, (pipe-organ heaven) that our children and grandchildren will never hear.


35 posted on 03/13/2010 6:19:56 AM PST by gramcam
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To: La Lydia

Hanks has nothing to worry about where he lives. $26,000,000.00 for a house in Pacific Palisades, Ca. No blacks or illegal immigrants living there. ;-)


36 posted on 03/13/2010 6:21:17 AM PST by stephenjohnbanker (Support our troops, and vote out the RINOS)
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To: stephenjohnbanker

BINGO! If tom hanks thinks we’re all so racist and evil then why doesn’t he put his MONEY where his MOUTH is and give away all his money to the honorable, poor people of this country.

As long as he lives in luxury, a luxury attained only because he lives in a CAPITALISTIC country, then he can keep his sagging, aging mouth shut.

It just frosts me that all these hollywood freaks are dissing regular, hard-working American and then expecting us to pay to go see their anti-American CRAP.

Why would I pay money to see a movie in which the main actor has publicly called me (because of my political beliefs) an “effing idiot?” Really??!!! They think they
can insult me and that I’m then going to just meekly hand
over my money to them? Actors are only successful because
we, the audience, are willing to suspend belief and pretend
along with them that they are someone they aren’t.

But when I see clooney, damon, hanks, sarandon, streisand, baldwin, robbins et al.....the only thing I see and hear is
their strident comments against everything I believe in!!!

So no thanks Hollyweird....let your fellow liberals pay your salaries from now on.


37 posted on 03/13/2010 6:36:33 AM PST by Josa
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To: bushfamfan

Obama has been a favorite of certain actors/directors like Hanks but by and large you didn’t see a lot of the usual suspects out for Obama like you did Clinton and against Bush. Clooney has not be outspoken for Obama even when ZERO was running. It was totally different then the years of Clinton or Bush.

Noticed back during the election that Hollywood for the most part was pretty quiet.

The director of the winning picture kept praising our troops in Iraq and Afghanistan. It was a different Oscar this year from start to finish. For years no matter the President they have told jokes but nothing that I remember from this year.


38 posted on 03/13/2010 6:44:49 AM PST by PhiKapMom (Mary Fallin - OK Gov/Rick Perry - TX Gov/Coburn/Rubio - Senate 2010 !)
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To: ripley

Exactly. It’s like the fact that the homeless “advocates” only come out during Republican administrations.

That Green Zone movie is making me boycott everything from Universal and GE. I will never buy even a light bulb from GE, let alone an appliance.


39 posted on 03/13/2010 6:48:39 AM PST by winner3000
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To: Kaslin

I think O’Reilly might be missing the point by a mile or two, which wouldn’t be unusual for him.

First, the anointed one is now president, and the criticism can’t go too far without unavoidably reflecting on Obama.

And the Oscar show has seen some dips in ratings, so the organizers of that self-indulgent, Hollywood publicity orgy realize that the Bush bashing and conservative bashing of the past wasn’t helping ratings.

Not sure all the new machines have that much to do with whether or not consumers of entertainment offerings are offended by one-sided political harangues from pompous celebrities.


40 posted on 03/13/2010 7:04:22 AM PST by Will88
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To: Kaslin
And alienating potential customers is not a good business model.

That never stopped the left before. I no longer go to the movie theaters primarily for two reasons. The first being that the vast majority of movies suck. And secondly, I'm not willing to finance the left through ticket sales. If they want to produce propaganda that's fine, but I won't be paying for it.

41 posted on 03/13/2010 7:07:57 AM PST by highlander_UW (Obama has lost or not saved over 4 million jobs!)
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To: chickadee

I am sure they are dissapointed ‘cause he’s not worse!!!


42 posted on 03/13/2010 7:11:36 AM PST by ronniesgal ( I miss George Bush. Hell, I miss Bill Clinton!!)
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To: Freddd
You are a very focused, patriotic freeper. I admire you.

Leni

43 posted on 03/13/2010 7:34:54 AM PST by MinuteGal (Bill O'Reilly: 9/8/09: "Communism is not a threat to us anymore"-10/20/09: "Obama is not a Marxist")
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To: ripley

Yep. As far as they’re concerned, their guy won. Game over. Half the things he’s doing, Bush did. They nearly shat out their kidneys over the Patriot Act and troops in Iraq and Afghanistan in 2007, but it’s allllll okay now.


44 posted on 03/13/2010 11:46:47 AM PST by A_perfect_lady (I miss having a First LADY.)
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To: Freddd

RE: “I don’t go to the movies anymore. I don’t rent or buy DVD’s of the ‘stars’ anymore. i’ll never Madonna at concerts propagandizing the young and insulting the parents of those that are at her concerts!, , movie ‘stars’ putting down the system that made them rich. Athletes get filthy rich so they too can demean the very citizen’s who pay to watch them play, no sirree. I do not need to spend my dollars for them to amuse or entertain me for a temporary fix, and be propagandized and lied to in the process. I do not need to watch black mean belittling white women/girls or hear them or pay for their continued lifestyles. I will not help JLO continue to be seen or heard calling Governor Palin a bitch. What has JLO contributed to our country? She has certainly gotten rich from it....Julia Roberts is in the group, George Clooney, all of hollwood practically. I used to be huge on movies, have several hundred. No more. I even cut my cable package back out of rebellion. Not because I couldn’t afford the movie channels, but because I will not fund these attacks by these ‘stars’ on our Country.

I don’t save that money that I don’t use on movies and the ‘stars’ .
I use it to donate to TEA party candidates and candidates of my choice who are running for office, all across this country!

America does not fall on our watch. Not our watch.
To Islam or Communism or tyranny.”

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Agree, and this bears repeating so I re-posted all of it! I do as you do, boycott nearly everything — and you know what? I find I’m not missing a thing!


45 posted on 03/13/2010 11:51:21 AM PST by CaliforniaCon
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To: stephenjohnbanker

Re: “Hanks has nothing to worry about where he lives. $26,000,000.00 for a house in Pacific Palisades, Ca. No blacks or illegal immigrants living there. ;-)”

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Not to nitpick as I get your point totally, but there ARE illegals living in Pac Pal — they are the ‘help’ living right there in the homes of the rich and sometimes famous — scream ‘INS’ and see what happens in those neighborhoods!


46 posted on 03/13/2010 11:55:17 AM PST by CaliforniaCon
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To: CaliforniaCon

“but there ARE illegals living in Pac Pal — they are the ‘help’ living right there in the homes of the rich and sometimes famous — scream ‘INS’ and see what happens in those neighborhoods!”

Very very few. I am from there(Malibu) and most hire Americans from an agency in Beverly Hills who are screened up the yang. They are also paid top dollar. 35-50,000 per year.


47 posted on 03/13/2010 2:18:43 PM PST by stephenjohnbanker (Support our troops, and vote out the RINOS)
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To: Kaslin

I personally believe they’ve got their COMMIE THUG [A HATE AMERICA PERSON] in the WH....so they are playing nice. IF W would have been in office...their mouths would have been as ugly as EVER....money has been on the downward skids for a number of years...


48 posted on 03/13/2010 2:26:50 PM PST by shield (A wise man's heart is at his RIGHT hand;but a fool's heart at his LEFT. Ecc 10:2)
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To: highlander_UW

If you let the movie age before you go, they make less, while the distributor and theater owner make more.


49 posted on 03/14/2010 3:19:28 AM PDT by steve8714 (If Lindsay Graham is a conservative, I am not..)
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To: steve8714
If you let the movie age before you go, they make less, while the distributor and theater owner make more.

Are you saying that there is a sliding box office share on new movie releases? If so, about how long is it before there is a significant shift to the theater owner? I'm in favor of supporting local businesses, but I'm not interested in putting money into the pockets of Hollywood. Of course they make it pretty easy by producing crap...I am just not tempted to go to the movies anymore. I must say that I love my Netflix account, however. I can watch plenty of old movies and I've found a few TV series that I didn't watch when they were on originally.

50 posted on 03/14/2010 3:38:35 AM PDT by highlander_UW (Obama has lost or not saved over 4 million jobs!)
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