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Peter Fonda calls Obama 'traitor' at Cannes
AFP via The Straits Times ^ | May 18, 2011 | AFP

Posted on 05/18/2011 9:53:59 AM PDT by Qbert

CANNES - PETER Fonda launched a four-letter attack on US President Barack Obama at the Cannes film festival on Wednesday, calling him a traitor over the handling of the aftermath of the Gulf oil spill.

The star of the 1969 road movie Easy Rider was in Cannes for the premiere of The Big Fix by Rebecca and Josh Tickell, the only feature documentary in the official selection at the Cannes film festival this year.

Fonda - a keen environmentalist and co-producer of the film which centres on the explosion of the BP oil rig Deepwater Horizon, the ensuing spill and its consequences - accused Washington of trying to gag reporting on the issue.

'I sent an email to President Obama saying, 'You are a traitor,' using those words... 'You're a traitor, you allowed foreign boots on our soil telling our military - in this case the coastguard - what they can and could not do, and telling us, the citizens of the United States, what we could or could not do'.'

(Excerpt) Read more at straitstimes.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: cannes; france; hollywood; obama; oilspill; peterfonda

1 posted on 05/18/2011 9:54:09 AM PDT by Qbert
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To: Qbert

Even a stopped clock is right twice a day.

He’s right for the wrong reasons.

Isn’t the spoiled little brat due for another spin-dry?


2 posted on 05/18/2011 9:55:58 AM PDT by Westbrook (Having children does not divide your love, it multiplies it.)
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To: Qbert

Don’t ‘keen environmentalists’ try to tell us what to do and not do as well? Pot meet kettle.


3 posted on 05/18/2011 9:59:38 AM PDT by ReneeLynn (Socialism is SO yesterday. Fascism, it's the new black. Mmm mmm mmm...)
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To: Qbert

You know your career might have stalled just a little bit when they have to use a 42 year old film you starred in to orient the reader as to who you are.


4 posted on 05/18/2011 9:59:49 AM PDT by lp boonie (Good judgment comes from experience, and a lot of that comes from bad judgment)
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To: Qbert

They are beginning to turn on their own.


5 posted on 05/18/2011 9:59:58 AM PDT by RC2
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To: Qbert

RETURN THE PEACE PRIZE NOW BABY KILLER!


6 posted on 05/18/2011 10:01:16 AM PDT by RckyRaCoCo (I prefer liberty with danger to peace with slavery, IXNAY THE TSA!)
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To: Qbert

She said...


7 posted on 05/18/2011 10:01:46 AM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: lp boonie

“You know your career might have stalled just a little bit when they have to use a 42 year old film you starred in to orient the reader as to who you are.”

Good point.


8 posted on 05/18/2011 10:03:26 AM PDT by Qbert ("The best defense against usurpatory government is an assertive citizenry" - William F. Buckley, Jr.)
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To: Qbert

Oh yeah, Obummer is a traitor but not for the reasons Fonda states!


9 posted on 05/18/2011 10:04:35 AM PDT by blondee123 (Obama-Socialist in Chief!)
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To: lp boonie

Profundity on display!


10 posted on 05/18/2011 10:05:32 AM PDT by bigfootbob
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To: Westbrook

http://www.johnspeedie.com/healy/drdon.wav


11 posted on 05/18/2011 10:06:55 AM PDT by BenLurkin (This post is not a statement of fact. It is merely a personal opinion -- or humor -- or both)
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To: Qbert
If any family knows about treason, it's the Fondas!


12 posted on 05/18/2011 10:07:01 AM PDT by twister881
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To: Qbert

Lemme guess - Peter walked to Cannes.


13 posted on 05/18/2011 10:07:42 AM PDT by Libloather (The epitome of civility.)
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To: Qbert

Yep. Dennis Hopper has had just a tad more acting activity in the past 40 years compared with Fonda.


14 posted on 05/18/2011 10:07:54 AM PDT by rod1
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To: Qbert

peter fonda needs “re-educating”. loyalty to the party trumps everything.


15 posted on 05/18/2011 10:08:24 AM PDT by Jeff Vader
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To: lp boonie

You know your career might have stalled just a little bit when they have to use a 42 year old film you starred in to orient the reader as to who you are.


But his acting was sooo good in that movie!! /sarc

The direction must have gone like this. “OK Mr Fonda in this scene I want you to move real slow and act stoned, got it? . . . Mr. Fonda? . . . Hello?”

(Jack Nicholson OTOH stole every scene he was in)


16 posted on 05/18/2011 10:11:24 AM PDT by freedomlover (Make sure you're in love - before you move in the heavy stuff)
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To: Libloather

“Lemme guess - Peter walked to Cannes.”

Well, in all fairness.. he could’ve swam there, or paddled himself. (/sarc)


17 posted on 05/18/2011 10:12:03 AM PDT by Qbert ("The best defense against usurpatory government is an assertive citizenry" - William F. Buckley, Jr.)
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To: Qbert

Wasn’t Peter Fonda’s Dad a famous actor?


18 posted on 05/18/2011 10:13:48 AM PDT by Republic of Texas (Socialism Always Fails)
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To: BenLurkin

LOL!


19 posted on 05/18/2011 10:16:30 AM PDT by Westbrook (Having children does not divide your love, it multiplies it.)
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To: Lancey Howard

I know what its like to be dead......


20 posted on 05/18/2011 10:20:56 AM PDT by HerrBlucher ("It is terrible to contemplate how few politicians are hanged." G.K. Chesterton)
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To: Qbert
"Mr. President, if we've lost Fonda..."


21 posted on 05/18/2011 10:26:50 AM PDT by Yo-Yo (Is the /sarc tag really necessary?)
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To: Qbert
Well, in all fairness.. he could’ve swam there, or paddled himself.

Oh, I'm BIG into the fairness gig. If he didn't walk, fly, run, swim or paddle, I assume he took some sort of flotation device. Right now, the HOTTEST ride is the USS Cesar Chavez. If there are no tickets left, he can always score the Murtha -


22 posted on 05/18/2011 10:36:54 AM PDT by Libloather (The epitome of civility.)
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To: freedomlover
(Jack Nicholson OTOH stole every scene he was in)

They should make a movie starring Jack Nicholson and Jim Carrey. They could call it Clash of the Titan (Egos).

23 posted on 05/18/2011 10:44:54 AM PDT by Jeff Chandler (Just once I'd like someone to call me 'Sir' without adding 'You're making a scene.' - Homer Simpson)
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To: Qbert

Peter Fonda sits down to pee.


24 posted on 05/18/2011 10:49:24 AM PDT by Niteranger68 (Jared Lee Loughner - Disciple of Michael Moore)
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To: lp boonie

The only movie I ever liked Peter Fonda in was “The Hired Hand.” Of course having Warren Oates co-staring didn’t hurt either.

http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&rlz=1R2ADFA_enUS426&biw=1419&bih=614&q=the+hired+hand&aq=f&aqi=g8&aql=&oq=


25 posted on 05/18/2011 11:00:51 AM PDT by Sea Parrot (Being an autodidact, I happily escaped the bureaucratization of intellect)
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To: Niteranger68

“Peter Fonda sits down to pee.”

And when he craps all he has to do is break off a piece of himself and throw it in the toilet.


26 posted on 05/18/2011 11:02:37 AM PDT by RickB444 (Worry about and distrust anyone who fears a lawful person owning a gun.)
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To: twister881

Such a pity a couple of Skyhawks didn’t appear over the location and exact time that photo was taken and drop some NAPALM on the BITCH.


27 posted on 05/18/2011 11:30:15 AM PDT by Levante
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To: Qbert

Peter’s best movie is the one that he was nominated as best actor for by the Oscar’s, the conservative movie Ulee’s Gold in 1998.

“It is this reviewer’s opinion that low-budget, independent releases such as this one exemplify Christian values where mainstream Hollywood movies do not.”
http://www.christiananswers.net/spotlight/movies/pre2000/i-ulee.html


28 posted on 05/18/2011 11:41:38 AM PDT by ansel12 ( JIM DEMINT "I believe [Palins] done more for the Republican Party than anyone since Ronald Reagan")
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To: Yo-Yo

I know that passes for good journalism, but I like the catchy phrase once in a while.

“Mr. President, we’ve lost your Peter.”, packs a lot more punch.

;^)


29 posted on 05/18/2011 12:12:24 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Tell me you haven't asked yourself what mistake Obama made, that wound up causing Laden's death?)
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To: Levante

Over time I have softened my stance on Jane Fonda.

Today I only loathe her in total contempt, and can’t wait until I can go weewee on fresh dirt. And yes, I’ve been holding back for close to forty years.

;^)


30 posted on 05/18/2011 12:16:10 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Tell me you haven't asked yourself what mistake Obama made, that wound up causing Laden's death?)
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To: Levante
Such a pity a couple of Skyhawks didn’t appear over the location and exact time that photo was taken and drop some NAPALM on the BITCH.

Yes, most fun I ever while wearing clothes was strapping on a Scooter and going flying! A more than suitable platform for dropping some air-to-ground ordnance on Jane "Commie" Fonda's punkin' head.


31 posted on 05/18/2011 12:49:32 PM PDT by twister881
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To: Qbert
Fonda, who said he sent the email last week, appears in The Big Fix trying to get on to Louisiana beaches to assess the impact of the biggest oil spill in US history, only to be turned away by BP clean-up personnel. Speaking at a press event at the American Pavilion to promote the film, Fonda denounced BP as 'a bunch of Brits - I thought we kicked them out a long time ago. They tried to get back in in 1812, but they didn't make it.'

I don't know much about Peter Fonda (who seems to keep a much lower profile than his sister), but as a distant Fonda cousin I have to say he is justified in being peeved about being kept off of an American beach by a British company, because his 5ggrandfather Douw Jellis Fonda (1700-1780) was killed during a raid by the British Army and their Mohawk allies in 1780 during which his house was plundered and burned and his sons were taken as prisoners.

32 posted on 05/18/2011 1:44:53 PM PDT by ravinson
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To: Qbert

Huh, I never knew that Peter Fonda was a racist.


33 posted on 05/18/2011 2:32:45 PM PDT by mikey_hates_everything
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To: Niteranger68

I believe it was LBJ who made that famous by saying ‘’Hell, he squats down to piss.’’


34 posted on 05/18/2011 2:50:16 PM PDT by Amberdawn
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To: ravinson

Interesting. I agree that no foreign entity has a right to keep us off our own territory.


35 posted on 05/18/2011 2:52:17 PM PDT by Amberdawn
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To: Qbert

its ok when you burn hydrocarbons because your an elitist scum....

Hey peteie....remember these words.....

Get your motor running
Head out on the highway
Looking for adventure
In whatever comes our way

Yeah, darling
Gonna make it happen
Take the world in a love embrace
Fire all of your guns at once and
Explode into space

I like smoke and lightning
Heavy metal thunder
Racing in the wind
And the feeling that I’m under

Yeah, darling
Gonna make it happen
Take the world in a love embrace
Fire all of your guns at once and
Explode into space

Like a true nature child
We were born
Born to be wild
We have climbed so high
Never want to die
Born to be wild
Born to be wild


36 posted on 05/19/2011 5:23:31 AM PDT by Vaquero ("an armed society is a polite society" Robert A. Heinlein)
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To: Sea Parrot
"The only movie I ever liked Peter Fonda in was “The Hired Hand.” Of course having Warren Oates co-staring didn’t hurt either."

I thought he was pretty good in Ghost Rider!


37 posted on 05/19/2011 8:14:09 AM PDT by Mad Dawgg (If you're going to deny my 1st Amendment rights then I must proceed to the 2nd one...)
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To: DoughtyOne

Thank you for your reply.

I was way, WAY too young for Vietnam, but I have always despised that piece of Commie loving crap. The worse was that her ass wasn’t at least tossed into prison for aiding and abetting those wretched VC.


38 posted on 05/19/2011 2:19:25 PM PDT by Levante
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To: twister881

Thanx for the cool image! I think the Argentinian and Brazilian Navies still fly them. Too bad New Zealand got rid of theirs.


39 posted on 05/19/2011 2:21:01 PM PDT by Levante
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