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Hollywood Is Coming to Capitol Hill
Time ^ | 2/20/14 | Alex Rogers

Posted on 02/27/2014 5:17:18 AM PST by SoFloFreeper

Just in time for Oscar season, actors Ben Affleck and Seth Rogen will appear before two different Senate panels next week to testify about the Democratic Republic of Congo and Alzheimer’s disease, respectively.

Perhaps a surprise for those who picture Rogen and Affleck as the Green Hornet and Daredevil, both actors have a history of advocacy and using their celebrity to highlight issues that typically escape the front pages of the American press. In 2012, Rogen started with his wife Hilarity for Charity, an event that has raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for the National Alzheimer’s Association. In 2010, Affleck founded the Eastern Congo Initiative to aid the victims of a country riddled with violence, poverty and disease.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: celebrity; failure
Christian ministries work every day in the Congo, and with people who have Alzheimer's. Liberals in Congress, along with their perverted allies in the White House, want to DESTROY the rights of those Christians.

But actors? Oh my, ACTORS receive the applause.

1 posted on 02/27/2014 5:17:18 AM PST by SoFloFreeper
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To: SoFloFreeper

Why does the Congo let these two commies in? Better question, why does it let them out?


2 posted on 02/27/2014 5:18:29 AM PST by Viennacon
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To: SoFloFreeper

Seth Rogan is an idiot - never mind the Canadian part. Sweet Bennie is just a poofter.


3 posted on 02/27/2014 5:19:48 AM PST by Gaffer (Comprehensive Immigration Reform is just another name for Comprehensive Capitulation)
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To: SoFloFreeper

“Just in time for Oscar season, actors Ben Affleck and Seth Rogen will appear before two different Senate panels next week to testify about the Democratic Republic of Congo and Alzheimer’s disease, respectively.”

Because those two are the worldwide experts on the subjects /s


4 posted on 02/27/2014 5:23:12 AM PST by lowbridge
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To: SoFloFreeper

Maybe, just maybe, ben aflake could address the issue of “climate change” and it’s effect on the congo. Pretty soon the Congolese will be able to get fresh seafood. I mean, he is an expert right? I’m sure nobody is feeding him BS info. The problem with all these lofty goals is that the “author-it-I’s” end with most of the goodies and the folks that need them don’t get them. It’s almost like corruption is running rampant or something. So, bennie boy, quit acting like you know something. Hope you don’t feel to “icky” being close to, what some call, conservatives. Bless the missionaries that risk their lives trying to help these folks.


5 posted on 02/27/2014 5:23:26 AM PST by rktman (Under my plan(scheme),unemployment will necessarily skyrocket! Despite the % dropping. Period.)
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To: Gaffer

I think he’s funny in the movies

Self admitted pot head

Perfect expert witness for congress


6 posted on 02/27/2014 5:29:14 AM PST by morphing libertarian
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To: SoFloFreeper
But they're, like, REALLY FAMOUS PEOPLE...
7 posted on 02/27/2014 5:35:09 AM PST by Old Sarge (TINVOWOOT: There Is No Voting Our Way Out Of This)
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To: SoFloFreeper

Next week? It was yesterday. Oh well it was all over the news last night but of course I have DC and Baltimore news so that probably explains why I get news as soon as it happens. Anyway I am thrilled with the Alzheimer’s discussion as it is important. However, Congo??? Really!


8 posted on 02/27/2014 5:38:06 AM PST by napscoordinator ( Santorum-Bachmann 2016 for the future of the country!)
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To: morphing libertarian

I had occasion to watch the added stuff for his latest movie “This is the End”.

He REALLY is the Kwisatz Haderach of Supreme Idiots.


9 posted on 02/27/2014 5:39:51 AM PST by Gaffer (Comprehensive Immigration Reform is just another name for Comprehensive Capitulation)
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To: Gaffer

That film was really funny. Rogen co-wrote, co-directed and co-produced it.


10 posted on 02/27/2014 5:42:25 AM PST by Borges
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To: Borges

Frankly, I thought it was immature and the product of a drug-addled mind(s). To watch the post movie interviews, I’m convinced of it.


11 posted on 02/27/2014 5:45:29 AM PST by Gaffer (Comprehensive Immigration Reform is just another name for Comprehensive Capitulation)
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To: Gaffer

I thought Argo was ok. Actually paid 6.50 to see it. Not a member of the fan club, but will o to a good flick.


12 posted on 02/27/2014 5:57:43 AM PST by morphing libertarian
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To: Gaffer

It was about immaturity and highly critical of the lifestyle it depicted.


13 posted on 02/27/2014 5:58:28 AM PST by Borges
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To: Borges

You may think the writers, producers, actors had some sort of a ‘statement’ like that in mind, but I saw all the extras with the movie and it was mostly “gee, wouldn’t it be really cool, etc. if we did/said this, or the like”.

There wasn’t any ‘statement’ about it involved. Unless it was one coming from a bank about the proceeds of the movie.


14 posted on 02/27/2014 6:15:19 AM PST by Gaffer (Comprehensive Immigration Reform is just another name for Comprehensive Capitulation)
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To: Gaffer

I heard part of Seth Rogan’s testimony this am on the radio coming into work. He was very funny and self deprecating. He was there to promote a charity he started for ALZHEIMERS. I know everyone here loves to bash Hollywood liberals, but the guy is trying to do something good. Please, give him a break.


15 posted on 02/27/2014 6:16:42 AM PST by woodbutcher1963
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To: Gaffer

I was going by what’s on screen which comes across as self critical. Jonah Hill has said they all play ‘d-bag versions of themselves’.


16 posted on 02/27/2014 6:20:53 AM PST by Borges
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To: SoFloFreeper

Why not? We’ve already had an actor/poser in the White House for six years. Nothing real about any of them.


17 posted on 02/27/2014 6:21:40 AM PST by Fireone (Impeach and imprison, NOW! Treason and murder are still crimes.)
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To: Borges

Understood. But I think what came out was really the product of a loosely produced ‘idea’ of a script.

The really truly funny part of the movie was when Danny McBride (who got thrown out) became a leader of the new cannibals that sprang up, was when he had Channing Tatum on a leash and down on all fours as a submissive sex-slave...

As an actor, that took some resolve on the part of Channing. He played that part well.


18 posted on 02/27/2014 6:26:29 AM PST by Gaffer (Comprehensive Immigration Reform is just another name for Comprehensive Capitulation)
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To: SoFloFreeper
Actors appearing before Congress to verbalize about their "feelings" on things of which they have only limited knowledge is not the most idiotic thing happening here.

What is most egregious is that some dolt in Congress felt them eminently qualified to do so.

19 posted on 02/27/2014 6:26:36 AM PST by N. Theknow (Kennedys-Can't drive, can't ski, can't fly, can't skipper a boat-But they know what's best for you.)
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To: woodbutcher1963

Why was he in DC? He was there to ask for taxpayer monies for his chosen cause, right?

Does Franklin Graham go ask Congress to fund things HE works to accomplish?

What Constitutional right did Seth speak about? As far as I can tell, none.

Please don’t get me wrong....starting a charity is a very nice thing to do....but don’t come to DC and demand money from taxpayers who ALSO have causes THEY care about and want to fund. Just do the good work.


20 posted on 02/27/2014 6:32:06 AM PST by SoFloFreeper
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To: SoFloFreeper

Ever notice how often “tireless” is used—wish Gutfeld would make it his banned word. Sick of it, like “settled science” and “nuance” and “gravitas”—


21 posted on 02/27/2014 6:37:45 AM PST by Mamzelle
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To: morphing libertarian

Argo was good. Quite suspenseful at the end.


22 posted on 02/27/2014 6:43:29 AM PST by Lizavetta
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To: SoFloFreeper
But actors? Oh my, ACTORS receive the applause.


How about ME?

"I stayed at an Holiday Inn last night night"

That makes me an expert at (fill in the blank)
Waiting for the phone call from Congress...

23 posted on 02/27/2014 8:29:44 AM PST by RedMonqey ("Gun-free zones" equal "Target-rich environment.")
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To: SoFloFreeper
What Constitutional right did Seth speak about?

The right to make crappy, juvenile movies?
24 posted on 02/27/2014 8:32:52 AM PST by RedMonqey ("Gun-free zones" equal "Target-rich environment.")
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To: SoFloFreeper

Oh thank goodness! I was just thinking that the useless, piece of cr@p “conflict minerals” reg doesn’t go far enough to disrupt business & waste time that we something new created.


25 posted on 02/27/2014 9:09:57 AM PST by NativeSon ( Grease the floor with Crisco when I dance the Disco)
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