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Bill Maher Defends Eastwood: He 'Killed'
Breitbart ^ | SEPTEMBER 1, 2012 | John Nolte

Posted on 09/01/2012 2:58:01 PM PDT by RobinMasters

One of our many talented conservative video-geniuses really should put together a pro-Romney ad using the many terrific lines from Eastwood's RNC performance. The reason the Left is so angry at Eastwood is because America's last remaining icon brilliantly mocked Their Precious One and they can't stand that.

Though he doesn't agree with the man's politics, Maher looks at what Eastwood did strictly from the standpoint of performance and has to admire what he saw:

On his HBO show on Friday, Maher gave the actor “props” for pretending that President Obama was sitting in an empty chair next to him onstage.

“As a performer, as a stand-up comedian for 30 years who knows how hard it is to get laughs, excuse me, he went up there … without a net, on a tightrope. There was no teleprompter. He did a bit with just an empty chair and killed,” Maher said. “He committed to it, it was consistent and it worked.”

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1 posted on 09/01/2012 2:58:05 PM PDT by RobinMasters
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To: RobinMasters

There was an earlier thread about this. Someone came on and posted this confirms Eastwood was a plant. Just goes to show how goofy any one of us can be.


2 posted on 09/01/2012 3:01:04 PM PDT by bcsco (Bourbon gets better with age...I age better with Bourbon.)
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To: RobinMasters
eastwood ridicule, Eastwood Ridicule
3 posted on 09/01/2012 3:06:16 PM PDT by FrankR (They will become our ultimate masters the day we surrender the 2nd Amendment.)
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To: RobinMasters
I have to say I'm surprised at the number of conservatives who didn't instantly recognize the connection between Eastwood's speech and the 1950 classic film Harvey starring Jimmy Stewart.
4 posted on 09/01/2012 3:08:19 PM PDT by fso301
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To: bcsco

huh?


5 posted on 09/01/2012 3:08:19 PM PDT by snarkytart
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To: RobinMasters

I guess it is time for Maher (and Stewart and their ilk) to don their “fair” and “impartial” masks...


6 posted on 09/01/2012 3:08:47 PM PDT by kearnyirish2 (Affirmative action is economic war against white males (and therefore white families).)
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To: RobinMasters

7 posted on 09/01/2012 3:10:40 PM PDT by Berlin_Freeper (I used to want to change the world. Now, I want to stop the world from changing me.)
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To: RobinMasters

Maher has deep ‘thunk’ himself into an abyss. He can’t bare to admit Eastwood scored a winner and his Oblameo idol is being left in the dust.


8 posted on 09/01/2012 3:15:15 PM PDT by demkicker (My passion for freedom is stronger than that of Democrats whose obsession is to enslave me.)
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To: RobinMasters

Headline on The Drudge Report...

Rains wash away ‘Mount Obama’ in Charlotte...

http://www.drudgereport.com/


9 posted on 09/01/2012 3:15:42 PM PDT by Hotlanta Mike (Resurrect the House Committee on Un-American Activities (HUAC)...before there is no America!)
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To: kearnyirish2

No, what you have is the fact everyone who knows better in the world of entertainment keeping their mouths shut in trashing Mr. Eastwood. Sure the media is trying to trash him and I’m sure SOME comics will but over all you haven’t seen too many tweets or comments from left wingers in Hollywood bashing Clint. Why? He’s a powerful respected Oscar winning director and producer. Nobody is crossing Clint; he’s a living legend in Hollywood with many friends and connections.
After all these fools like to work and pay their bills.


10 posted on 09/01/2012 3:16:16 PM PDT by snarkytart
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To: Hotlanta Mike

11 posted on 09/01/2012 3:16:23 PM PDT by Hotlanta Mike (Resurrect the House Committee on Un-American Activities (HUAC)...before there is no America!)
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To: RobinMasters

The only people that need to apologize for Bill Maher are the owners of the lead-acid storage battery factory that was just upstream from where his mother was living when she was pregnant.


12 posted on 09/01/2012 3:16:31 PM PDT by SpaceBar
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To: fso301
I have to say I'm surprised at the number of conservatives who didn't instantly recognize the connection between Eastwood's speech and the 1950 classic film Harvey starring Jimmy Stewart.

I confess; I'm one of them who didn't understand the bit until explained later. Guess I'm not just that knowledgeable as a movie buff.

13 posted on 09/01/2012 3:16:52 PM PDT by doc11355
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To: RobinMasters

Guess thats it then..Clint Eastwood is an all American genius...but we already knew that. And he spoke the truth.


14 posted on 09/01/2012 3:17:29 PM PDT by dalebert
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To: snarkytart
huh?

three...

15 posted on 09/01/2012 3:19:24 PM PDT by bcsco (Bourbon gets better with age...I age better with Bourbon.)
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To: Hotlanta Mike

They need to get some more clay, for the feet.


16 posted on 09/01/2012 3:20:37 PM PDT by USFRIENDINVICTORIA
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To: snarkytart
No idea why I'm not getting my hyperlink right. I'll try again...

post # three...

17 posted on 09/01/2012 3:21:39 PM PDT by bcsco (Bourbon gets better with age...I age better with Bourbon.)
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To: RobinMasters

Between Chairman Zero shooting himself in the foot with “You didn’t build that” and Clint Eastwood making it OK to mock him with the Empty Chair speech, I think that it’s actually possible that Romney might win this one.


18 posted on 09/01/2012 3:25:03 PM PDT by M1911A1
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To: snarkytart

I see your point, but if that was the case they could just say nothing at all. It reeks of 2008 where the freak left media pretended it had no horse in the race.


19 posted on 09/01/2012 3:26:01 PM PDT by kearnyirish2 (Affirmative action is economic war against white males (and therefore white families).)
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To: dalebert

For the next fifty years, at every convention season, they will reference Clint Eastwood’s speech. It was an original. It was a classic. And it struck a chord. Tell me the speeches about which this can be said. Bravo, Mr. Eastwood. You made my day.


20 posted on 09/01/2012 3:28:44 PM PDT by fhayek
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To: fhayek

Oh, and Mr. Eastwood can probably kiss that Lifetime Achievement award from the Academy, goodbye.


21 posted on 09/01/2012 3:49:55 PM PDT by fhayek
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To: Berlin_Freeper

What the HELL is that???


22 posted on 09/01/2012 4:16:09 PM PDT by Ann Archy ( ABORTION...the HUMAN Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: bcsco

“No idea why I’m not getting my hyperlink right. I’ll try again...”

When you want to link to a specific post (number) you can do it either of 2 ways.

The html way is to use the thread’s url and place at the end “?page=(the post number)#(the post number)”, like this:

URL: http://freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2925515/posts

post #: ?page=17#17

So the whole thing then looks like this:

http://freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2925515/posts?page=17#17

That’s the link back to your original post.

The second, much faster & easier method, is to navigate to the specific post, place your cursor on the number of that post and right click, then select “copy shortcut” in the pop-up menu.

Then you can paste it into your current post. To make sure it works, make sure it has a blank line both before and after the link.

Try it both ways and see which you like better.


23 posted on 09/01/2012 4:17:21 PM PDT by RebelTex
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To: Hotlanta Mike

FUGLY!


24 posted on 09/01/2012 4:18:45 PM PDT by Ann Archy ( ABORTION...the HUMAN Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: doc11355

“I confess; I’m one of them who didn’t understand the bit until explained later. Guess I’m not just that knowledgeable as a movie buff.”

My wife had to explain it to me, too. Don’t feel bad.


25 posted on 09/01/2012 4:23:13 PM PDT by LaserJock
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To: LaserJock

The little man who wasn’t there.


26 posted on 09/01/2012 4:40:32 PM PDT by RobbyS (Christus rex.)
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To: RobinMasters
Yes Irene, a broken clock can occasionally be correct and still be an unmitigated azzhøle.
27 posted on 09/01/2012 4:54:22 PM PDT by tomkat (:-)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks RobinMasters.


28 posted on 09/01/2012 5:15:33 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: Hotlanta Mike

That’s got to be a joke, it makes Obama look like Jabba the Hut.


29 posted on 09/01/2012 5:21:35 PM PDT by Mike Darancette (CREDO QUIA ABSURDUM)
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To: fhayek

“For the next fifty years, at every convention season, they will reference Clint Eastwood’s speech. It was an original. It was a classic. And it struck a chord. Tell me the speeches about which this can be said. Bravo, Mr. Eastwood. You made my day.”

Amen!


30 posted on 09/01/2012 7:40:32 PM PDT by IWONDR
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To: snarkytart

I heard that when he ran for mayor and got elected he did it for one reason, city hall had been giving him all kinds of grief with something he wanted to do...ran for mayor and fired them all.....if true, I love it, wouldn’t we all love to be able to do that when dealing with city hall....


31 posted on 09/01/2012 8:13:31 PM PDT by goat granny
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To: fso301
I saw it that night starting about 2 minutes in. I very much missed the context of what was going on by missing the beginning.

Watched the whole thing last night and it made much more sense.

32 posted on 09/01/2012 8:17:13 PM PDT by HereInTheHeartland (Encourage all of your Democrat friends to get out and vote on November 7th, the stakes are high.)
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To: goat granny
I heard that when he ran for mayor and got elected he did it for one reason, city hall had been giving him all kinds of grief with something he wanted to do...ran for mayor and fired them all.....if true, I love it, wouldn’t we all love to be able to do that when dealing with city hall....

This happened once to Sen. Inhofe. He was renovating a mansion. There was a horribly ugly fire escape that he wanted to move to another location to get it out of sight. It would have made no difference at all in terms of function but some bureaucrat turned him down. He said he had already hired the crew. The bureaucrat basically said tough crap and that he'd have to wait for a few months. Sen. Inhofe told him he was going to run for mayor and fire him. He ran for mayor, won, and then fired the guy.
33 posted on 09/01/2012 8:26:44 PM PDT by aruanan
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To: HereInTheHeartland
Watched the whole thing last night and it made much more sense.

Seated in the empty chair was a pooka.

34 posted on 09/01/2012 8:29:18 PM PDT by fso301
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To: Mike Darancette

That is exactly what I thought. Unfortunately, your referencing of “Hut” means you’re a racist.


35 posted on 09/01/2012 9:43:28 PM PDT by Hell to pay
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To: Mike Darancette

It’s a remarkably bad statue. From another angle it looked like a caricature of Bill Walton the basketball player/commentator, but it doesn’t look from any angle like Obama. If it really is being washed away by rain it’s no great loss to anybody.


36 posted on 09/02/2012 11:31:37 PM PDT by TheMole
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