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Hollywood bids a fond farewell to Hugo Chavez [Michael Moore, Oliver Stone, Roseanne Bar,Sean Penn]
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Posted on 03/06/2013 7:24:46 AM PST by Sub-Driver

Hollywood bids a fond farewell to Hugo Chavez By: Patrick Gavin March 6, 2013 07:05 AM EST

As the legacy of Hugo Chavez gets debated in the wake of his passing, filmmakers Michael Moore and Oliver Stone took to Twitter to praise the late Venezuelan president.

“You won’t hear much nice about him in the US media in the next few days. So, I thought I’d say a couple things to provide some balance” wrote Moore.

“Hugo Chavez declared the oil belonged 2 the ppl. He used the oil $ 2 eliminate 75% of extreme poverty, provide free health & education 4 all.” “That made him dangerous. US approved of a coup to overthrow him even though he was a democratically-elected President.” “54 countries around the world allowed the US to detain(& torture) suspects. Latin America, thanks 2 Chavez, was the only place that said no.”

Moore shared a picture of him meeting with Chavez in 2009 at the Venice Film Fest.

“We spoke for over an hour. He said he was happy 2 finally meet someone Bush hated more than him.”

Oliver Stone said, “I mourn a great hero to the majority of his people and those who struggle throughout the world for a place.” “Hated by the entrenched classes, Hugo Chavez will live forever in history. My friend, rest finally in a peace long earned.”

Roseanne Barr also tweeted out her mourning over Chavez, saying, “Ruling Classes hated Hugo Chavez. RIP.” Recording artist M.I.A said the same .

Sean Penn said in a statement to the Hollywood Reporter that “the people of the United States lost a friend it never knew it had. And poor people around the world lost a champion.

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


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: chavez; communists; hollywood

1 posted on 03/06/2013 7:24:56 AM PST by Sub-Driver
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To: Sub-Driver
UN

F*****

BELIEVABLE

2 posted on 03/06/2013 7:27:28 AM PST by Lazamataz (Republicans have the same policies as the Democrats, except for the part where they win elections.)
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To: Sub-Driver

“2 eliminate 75% of extreme poverty, provide free health & education 4 all”
Funny how that health care was not good enough for him...just the POOR PEOPLE...


3 posted on 03/06/2013 7:31:10 AM PST by Youngman542012
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To: Lazamataz

Why is it? You KNOW they will celebrate the exact opposite of good,right and just every time.

No surprise here. They had their statements written months ago.


4 posted on 03/06/2013 7:31:36 AM PST by Norm Lenhart
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To: Sub-Driver
  1. The president of Colombia has accused his Venezuelan counterpart of genocide. Alvaro Uribe said Hugo Chavez had been supporting Marxist guerrillas as they engaged in massacres

  2. What do you do when a socialist dictator just ups and takes your business? This happened to ExxonMobil when Hugo Chavez confiscated its oil operations in Venezuela.

  3. Hugo Chavez was a Venezuelan politician who had a net worth of $1 billion at the time of his death on March 5th 2013.

  4. ECLAC: Poverty and indigence escalate in Venezuela

5 posted on 03/06/2013 7:33:46 AM PST by Lazamataz (Republicans have the same policies as the Democrats, except for the part where they win elections.)
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To: Norm Lenhart
EVERY damned time.

This is a spiritual battle. Evil is on the left, God is on the right.

And I'm stuck in the middle with you. ;)

6 posted on 03/06/2013 7:35:41 AM PST by Lazamataz (Republicans have the same policies as the Democrats, except for the part where they win elections.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Michael Moore wants to “provide some balance”. I hope that that balance is up to the task.


7 posted on 03/06/2013 7:36:08 AM PST by windsorknot
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To: Sub-Driver

Another crock by morons.


8 posted on 03/06/2013 7:38:55 AM PST by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: Sub-Driver

Incredibly naive. Loved the remarks in Argo about Hollywood, the town “where everyone lies” and makes “fake movies”.


9 posted on 03/06/2013 7:39:21 AM PST by sarasota
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To: Sub-Driver

Leftist scumbags mourn the passing of a fellow leftist scumbag. Nothing to see here.

My list of graves to dance upon just got a little longer...


10 posted on 03/06/2013 7:39:21 AM PST by ZirconEncrustedTweezers (I'll stop being a cynic when the world stops giving me reasons to be cynical.)
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To: Sub-Driver
Drudge has a report that this man-of-the-people managed to stash a couple of billion dollars to entertain himself and privileged Hollywood friends.
11 posted on 03/06/2013 7:43:59 AM PST by TexasCajun
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To: Lazamataz

2000 years ago, any random person on FR would be considered the Oracle of Delphi or a prophet. Because we can predict future events like this with 100% accuracy.

The truth of course is that the left has become a total characture of itself. They are wholly predictable bases on the simple fact that they do/say/whatever the wrong thing always. If it hurts America, they support it. If it advances atheism/communism/the welfare state/whatever, they are there with bells on. No thinking, no nothing. Just wrong for the sake of being wrong.

And we know it’s wrong because thousands of years worth of failes things they back show it to be true.

A college kid could do a hell of a thesis on this. Except his liberal professors would fail him for it. But 200 years from now, he’d be seen as an Einstein of our time.


12 posted on 03/06/2013 7:44:58 AM PST by Norm Lenhart
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To: Sub-Driver
RID - Rest In Discomfort
13 posted on 03/06/2013 7:46:29 AM PST by BO Stinkss
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To: Sub-Driver

They’re just upset because now they have to look elsewhere for their cocaine.


14 posted on 03/06/2013 7:51:46 AM PST by GrandJediMasterYoda (Someday our schools will teach the difference between "lose" and "loose")
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To: Sub-Driver

I believe Chavez and his group were in essence drug trafficers who received their wealth from drug trade and massive bribe taking.


15 posted on 03/06/2013 7:52:12 AM PST by Andrei Bulba (No Obama, no way)
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To: Sub-Driver

There hasn’t been so much mourning in Hollywood since Stalin died, 60 years earlier to the day.


16 posted on 03/06/2013 7:58:37 AM PST by Above My Pay Grade
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To: Sub-Driver

17 posted on 03/06/2013 7:59:02 AM PST by Nateman (If liberals are not screaming you are doing it wrong!)
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To: Sub-Driver

These people are identifying themselves beyond a shadow of a doubt by praising this man. Now we KNOW for sure they are despotic, immoral and completely Godless.


18 posted on 03/06/2013 8:00:08 AM PST by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin (Freedom is the freedom to discipline yourself so others don't have to do it for you.)
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To: MeneMeneTekelUpharsin

Yep, they are the typical members of the Film Actors Guild.


19 posted on 03/06/2013 8:01:58 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: ZirconEncrustedTweezers

“My list of graves to dance upon just got a little longer...”

Maybe we should coordinate our visitation schedules. I’d hate to see you slip on a wet grave I’d just payed my respects at and hurt yourself.


20 posted on 03/06/2013 8:12:06 AM PST by CrazyIvan (Obama's birth certificate was found stapled to Soros's receipt.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Weighty commentary from Moore and Barr.


21 posted on 03/06/2013 8:16:07 AM PST by married21
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To: Andrei Bulba
I believe Chavez and his group were in essence drug trafficers who received their wealth from drug trade

He was (and our War on Drugs gave him that opportunity).

22 posted on 03/06/2013 8:16:55 AM PST by JustSayNoToNannies ("The Lord has removed His judgments against you" - Zep. 3:15)
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To: Sub-Driver

If these idiots truly believed what they claim they would give all their money to “the poor” and live as most people live, paycheck to paycheck. They don’t/won’t and never will truly believe a dictator who can take your hard earned wealth and distribute as he sees fit is better than our system. Such freaking liars


23 posted on 03/06/2013 8:28:23 AM PST by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA (In my world, Daddys don't leave after 4 or 8 years and a new one get picked by half the country)
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To: Sub-Driver

My they soon follow..


24 posted on 03/06/2013 8:33:36 AM PST by SueRae (It isn't over. In God We Trust.)
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To: TexasCajun
Drudge has a report that this man-of-the-people managed to stash a couple of billion dollars to entertain himself and privileged Hollywood friends.

Well, of course. How do you buy influence and good PR from Western mouths? You supply them with cash, drugs, and sex (women, girls, or boys), and you provide them with a secure place to party to their hearts content.

25 posted on 03/06/2013 8:35:25 AM PST by PapaBear3625 (You don't notice it's a police state until the police come for you.)
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To: Lazamataz
The only thing "in the middle":

26 posted on 03/06/2013 8:36:40 AM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: Above My Pay Grade
"There hasn’t been so much mourning in Hollywood since Stalin died, 60 years earlier to the day."

How fitting that, on the day of that 60th anniversary, Hugo Chavez dies and his 5th Column and "useful idiots" in America once again get to shame themselves in the eyes history.

Even the best of the Democrats have been "useful idiots" when America needed them to face down Communist Tyranny. Here's "Give 'em Hell" Harry Truman speaking of Joe Stalin, in 1948 (2 years after Winston Churchill gave his "Iron Curtain" speech):

"I like old Joe. Joe is a decent fellow, but he is a prisoner of the Politburo."

27 posted on 03/06/2013 8:45:37 AM PST by drpix
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To: Sub-Driver
Hollywood bids a fond farewell to Hugo Chavez [Michael Moore, Oliver Stone, Roseanne Bar,Sean Penn]

COMMUNISTS of a feather stick together.

28 posted on 03/06/2013 9:01:02 AM PST by GoldenPup
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To: Sub-Driver

These hollyweird Rodman type socialists haven’t a clue what the average Venzuelan puts up with or how they live. In fact beside playing a dangerous game most don’t even have a clue what goes on here in this country. If one ever goes over there and gets knocked off while there, others still wouldn’t get the message.


29 posted on 03/06/2013 9:01:55 AM PST by mosesdapoet ("It's a sin to tell a lie", in telling others that , got me my nickname .Ex Chi" mechanic"ret)
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To: Sub-Driver
Maybe we'll get lucky and they'll all jump in the grave with him.

Click the Gadsden flag for pro-gun resources!

30 posted on 03/06/2013 9:02:48 AM PST by Joe Brower (The "American People" are no longer capable of self-governance.)
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To: Sub-Driver
Hollywood bids a fond farewell to Hugo Chavez [Michael Moore, Oliver Stone, Roseanne Bar,Sean Penn]

Don't worry....you liberals, you can see him again when you die... he's waiting for you in HELL!!

31 posted on 03/06/2013 9:13:52 AM PST by ExCTCitizen (More Republicans stayed home then the margin of victory of O's Win...)
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To: Sub-Driver

All these so-called celebrities are authoritarian socialists. Their comments are all you need to know about them.


32 posted on 03/06/2013 9:29:13 AM PST by popdonnelly (The right to self-defense is older than the Constitution.)
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To: dfwgator
Film Actors Guild.

It should be renamed the Film Garbage Guild!!

33 posted on 03/06/2013 9:33:15 AM PST by ExCTCitizen (More Republicans stayed home then the margin of victory of O's Win...)
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To: Sub-Driver

Waiting for Danny Glover and Harry Belafonte to weigh in.
Probably too distraught to go public right now.


34 posted on 03/06/2013 9:41:22 AM PST by Vinnie
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To: CrazyIvan
I’d hate to see you slip on a wet grave I’d just payed my respects at and hurt yourself.

You know, with certain folks, you just have to know that you're going to come across muddy ground in a drought.

35 posted on 03/06/2013 9:46:22 AM PST by IYAS9YAS (Rose, there's a Messerschmitt in the kitchen. Clean it up, will ya?)
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To: GoldenPup

I bid my fond farewell to Hugo Chavez shortly after I got up this morning: two large loaves, some paper browned on one side and a fast flush.


36 posted on 03/06/2013 9:57:15 AM PST by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: WhyisaTexasgirlinPA

“If these idiots truly believed what they claim they would give all their money to “the poor” and live as most people live, paycheck to paycheck.”

Exactly. Hypocrites, on a good day.


37 posted on 03/06/2013 9:59:00 AM PST by pieceofthepuzzle
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To: ExCTCitizen
Film Actors Guild. It should be renamed the Film Garbage Guild!!

But that would ruin the acronym.

38 posted on 03/06/2013 10:31:16 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: dfwgator
Film Actors Guild. It should be renamed the Film Garbage Guild!!

But that would ruin the acronym.

So True...it would!!

39 posted on 03/06/2013 10:39:00 AM PST by ExCTCitizen (More Republicans stayed home then the margin of victory of O's Win...)
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To: windsorknot

Michael Moore wants to “provide some balance”. I hope that that balance is up to the task.

...the irony is delicious...and logically only an elephant could balance His Rotundity...


40 posted on 03/07/2013 10:47:01 AM PST by IrishBrigade
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