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Hollywood versus George W. Bush ^ | 3/21/03 | bedolido

Posted on 03/21/2003 6:46:18 AM PST by bedolido

The Hollywood group is at it again. Holding anti-war rallies, screaming about the Bush Administration, running ads in major newspapers, defaming the President and his Cabinet every chance they get, to anyone and everyone who will listen. They publicly defile them and call them names like "stupid" ,"morons", and "idiots". Jessica Lange went so far as to tell a crowd in Spain that she hates President Bush and is embarrassed to be an American. So, just how ignorant are these people who are running the country? Let's look at the biographies of these "stupid", "ignorant" , "moronic" leaders, and then at the celebrities who are castigating them:

President George W. Bush:

Received a Bachelors Degree from Yale University and an MBA from Harvard Business School. He served as an F-102 pilot for the Texas Air National Guard. He began his career in the oil and gas business in Midland in 1975 and worked in the energy industry until 1986. He was elected Governor on November 8, 1994, with 53.5 percent of the vote. In a historic re-election victory, he became the first Texas Governor to be elected to consecutive four-year terms on November 3, 1998 winning 68.6 percent of the vote. In 1998 Governor Bush won 49 percent of the Hispanic vote, 27 percent of the African-American vote, 27 percent of Democrats and 65 percent of women. He won more Texas counties, 240 of 254, than any modern Republican other that Richard Nixon in 1972 and is the first Republican gubernatorial candidate to win the heavily Hispanic and Democratic border counties of El Paso, Cameron and Hidalgo. (Someone began circulating a false story about his I.Q. being lower than any other President. If you believed it, you might want to go to URBANLEGENDS.COM and see the truth.)

Vice President Dick Cheney: Earned a B.A. in 1965 and a M.A. in 1966, both in political science. Two years later, he won an American Political Science Association congressional fellowship. One of Vice President Cheney's primary duties is to share with individuals, members of Congress and foreign leaders, President Bush's vision to strengthen our economy, secure our homeland and win the War on Terrorism. In his official role as President of the Senate, Vice President Cheney regularly goes to Capital Hill to meet with Senators and members of the House of Representatives to work on the Administration's legislative goals. In his travels as Vice President, he has seen first hand the great demands the war on terrorism is placing on the men and women of our military, and he is proud of the tremendous job they are doing for the United States of America.

Secretary of State Colin Powell:

Was educated in the New York City public schools, graduating from the City College of New York (CCNY), where he earned a Bachelor's Degree in geology. He also participated in ROTC at CCNY and received a commission as an Army second lieutenant upon graduation in June 1958. His further academic achievements include a Master of Business Administration Degree from George Washington University. Secretary Powell is the recipient of numerous U.S. and foreign military awards and decorations. Secretary Powell's civilian awards include two Presidential Medals of Freedom, the President's Citizens Medal, the Congressional Gold Medal, the Secretary of State Distinguished Service Medal, and the Secretary of Energy Distinguished Service Medal. Several schools and other institutions have been named in his honor and he holds honorary degrees from universities and colleges across the country.

Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld:

Attended Princeton University on Scholarship (AB, 1954) and served in the U.S. Navy (1954-57) as a Naval aviator ; Congressional Assistant to Rep. Robert Griffin (R-MI), 1957-59; U.S. Representative, Illinois, 1962-69; Assistant to the President, Director of the Office of Economic Opportunity, Director of the Cost of Living Council, 1969-74; U.S. Ambassador to NATO, 1973-74; head of Presidential Transition Team, 1974; Assistant to the President, Director of White House Office of Operations, White House Chief of Staff, 1974-77; Secretary of Defense, 1975-77.

Secretary of Homeland Security Tom Ridge

Earned a scholarship to Harvard, graduating with honors in 1967. After his first year at The Dickinson School of Law, he was drafted into the U.S. Army, where he served as an infantry staff sergeant in Vietnam, earning the Bronze Star for Valor. After returning to Pennsylvania, he earned his Law Degree and was in private practice before becoming Assistant District Attorney in Erie County. He was elected to Congress in 1982. He was the first enlisted Vietnam combat veteran elected to the U.S. House, and was overwhelmingly re-elected six times.

National Security Advisor Condoleezza Rice:

Earned her Bachelor's Degree in Political Science, Cum Laude and Phi Beta Kappa, from the University of Denver in 1974; her Master's from the University of Notre Dame in 1975; and her Ph.D. from the Graduate School of International Studies at the University of Denver in 1981. (Note: Rice enrolled at the University of Denver at the age of 15, graduating at 19 with a Bachelor's Degree in Political Science (Cum Laude). She earned a Master's Degree at the University of Notre Dame and a Doctorate from the University of Denver's Graduate School of International Studies. Both of her advanced degrees are also in Political Science.)

She is a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and has been awarded Honorary Doctorates from Morehouse College in 1991, the University of Alabama in 1994, and the University of Notre Dame in 1995. At Stanford, she has been a member of the Center for International Security and Arms Control, a Senior Fellow of the Institute for International Studies, and a Fellow (by courtesy) of the Hoover Institution. Her books include Germany Unified and Europe Transformed (1995) with Philip Zelikow, The Gorbachev Era (1986) with Alexander Dallin, and Uncertain Allegiance: The Soviet Union and the Czechoslovak Army (1984). She also has written numerous articles on Soviet and East European foreign and defense policy, and has addressed audiences in settings ranging from the U.S. Ambassador's Residence in Moscow to the Commonwealth Club to the 1992 and 2000 Republican National Conventions. From1989 through March 1991, the period of German reunification and the final days of the Soviet Union, she served in the Bush Administration as Director, and then Senior Director, of Soviet and East European Affairs in the National Security Council, and a Special Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs. In 1986, while an international affairs fellow of the Council on Foreign Relations, she served as Special Assistant to the Director of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.

In 1997, she served on the Federal Advisory Committee on Gender -- Integrated Training in the Military. She was a member of the boards of directors for the Chevron Corporation, the Charles Schwab Corporation, the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, the University of Notre Dame, the International Advisory Council of J.P. Morgan and the San Francisco Symphony Board of Governors. She was a Founding Board member of the Center for a New Generation, an educational support fund for schools in East Palo Alto and East Menlo Park, California and was Vice President of the Boys and Girls Club of the Peninsula. In addition, her past board service has encompassed such organizations as Transamerica Corporation, Hewlett Packard, the Carnegie Corporation, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, The Rand Corporation, the National Council for Soviet and East European Studies, the Mid-Peninsula Urban Coalition and KQED, public broadcasting for San Francisco. Born November 14, 1954 in Birmingham, Alabama, she earned her bachelor's degree in political science, cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa, from the University of Denver in 1974; her Master's from the University of Notre Dame in 1975; and her Ph.D. from the Graduate School of International Studies at the University of Denver in 1981. She is a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and has been awarded Honorary Doctorates from Morehouse College in 1991, the University of Alabama in 1994, and the University of Notre Dame in 1995. She resides in Washington, D.C.

So who are these celebrities? What is their education? What is their experience in affairs of State or in National Security? While I will defend to the death their right to express their opinions, I think that if they are going to call into question the intelligence of our leaders, we should also have all the facts on their educations and background:

Barbra Streisand:

Completed high school.. Career: Singing and acting


Dropped out of school in 9th grade… Career: Singing and acting

Martin Sheen:

Flunked exam to enter University of Dayton. Career: Acting

Jessica Lange:

Dropped out college mid-freshman year. Career: Acting

Alec Baldwin:

Dropped out of George Washington U. after scandal Career: Acting

Julia Roberts:

Completed high school Career: Acting

Sean Penn:

Completed High school Career: Acting

Susan Sarandon:

Degree in Drama from Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C. Career: Acting

Ed Asner:

Completed High school Career: Acting

George Clooney:

Dropped out of University of Kentucky Career: Acting

Michael Moore:

Dropped out first year University of Michigan. Career: Movie Director

Sarah Jessica Parker:

Completed High School Career: Acting

Jennifer Anniston:

Completed High School Career: Acting

Mike Farrell:

Completed High school Career: Acting

Janeane Garofelo:

Dropped out of College. Career: Stand up comedienne

Larry Hagman:

Attended Bard College for one year. Career: Acting

While comparing the education and experience of these two groups, we should also remember that President Bush and his cabinet are briefed daily, even hourly, on the War on Terror and threats to our security. They are privy to information gathered around the world concerning the Middle East, the threats to America, the intentions of terrorists and terrorist-supporting governments. They are in constant communication with the CIA, the FBI, Interpol, NATO, The United Nations, our own military, and that of our allies around the world. We cannot simply believe that we have full knowledge of the threats because we watch CNN!! We cannot believe that we are in any way as informed as our leaders.

These celebrities have no intelligence-gathering agents, no fact-finding groups, no insight into the minds of those who would destroy our country. They only have a deep seated hatred for all things Republican. By nature, and no one knows quite why, the Hollywood elitists detest Conservative views and anything that supports or uplifts the United States of America. The silence was deafening from the Left when Bill Clinton bombed a pharmaceutical factory outside of Khartoum, or when he attacked the Bosnian Serbs in 1995 and 1999. He bombed Serbia itself to get Slobodan Milosevic out of Kosovo, and not a single peace rally was held. When our Rangers were ambushed in Somalia and 18 young American lives were lost, not a peep was heard from Hollywood. Yet now, after our nation has been attacked on its own soil, after 3,000 Americans were killed by freedom-hating terrorists while going about their routine lives, they want to hold rallies against the war. Why the change? Because an honest, God-fearing Republican sits in the White House.

Another irony is that in 1987, when Ronald Reagan was in office, the Hollywood group aligned themselves with disarmament groups like SANE, FREEZE and PEACE ACTION, urging our own government to disarm and freeze the manufacturing of any further nuclear weapons, in order to promote world peace. It is curious that now, even after we have heard all the evidence that Saddam Hussein has chemical, biological and is very close to obtaining nuclear weapons, their is no cry from this group for HIM to disarm. They believe we should leave him alone in his quest for these weapons of mass destruction, even though it is certain that these deadly weapons will eventually be used against us in our own cities.

So why the hype out of Hollywood? Could these celebrities believe that since they draw such astronomical salaries, they are entitled to also determine the course of our Nation? That they can make viable decisions concerning war and peace? Did Michael Moore have the backing of the Nation when he recently thanked France, on our behalf, for being a "good enough friend to tell us we were wrong"? I know for certain he was not speaking for me. Does Sean Penn fancy himself a Diplomat, in going to Iraq when we are just days away from war? Does he believe that his High School Diploma gives him the knowledge (and the right) to go to a country that is controlled by a maniacal dictator, and speak on behalf of the American people? Or is it the fact that he pulls in more money per year than the average American worker will see in a lifetime? Does his bank account give him clout? The ultimate irony is that many of these celebrities have made a shambles of their own lives, with drug abuse, alcoholism, numerous marriages and divorces, scrapes with the law, publicized temper tantrums, etc. How dare they pretend to know what is best for an entire nation! What is even more bizarre is how many people in this country will listen and accept their views, simply because they liked them in a certain movie, or have fond memories of an old television sitcom!

It is time for us, as citizens of the United States, to educate ourselves about the world around us. If future generations are going to enjoy the freedoms that our forefathers bequeathed us, if they are ever to know peace in their own country and their world, to live without fear of terrorism striking in their own cities, we must assure that this nation remains strong. We must make certain that those who would destroy us are made aware of the severe consequences that will befall them.

Yes, it is a wonderful dream to sit down with dictators and terrorists andjoin hands, singing Cumbaya and talking of world peace. But it is not real

We did not stop Adolf Hitler from taking over the entire continent of Europe by simply talking to him. We sent our best and brightest, with the strength and determination that this Country is known for, and defeated the Nazi regime. President John F. Kennedy did not stop the Soviet ships from unloading their nuclear missiles in Cuba in 1962 with mere words. He stopped them with action, and threat of immediate war if the ships did not turn around. We did not end the Cold War with conferences. It ended with the strong belief of President Ronald Reagan... PEACE through STRENGTH

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1 posted on 03/21/2003 6:46:18 AM PST by bedolido
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To: bedolido
Not only is this chocked with relevant info, but is a sterling example of coherent, concise, persuasive writing.
2 posted on 03/21/2003 6:50:49 AM PST by Mamzelle
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To: bedolido
It's a pleasure to see these Hollywood crazies income and style of life crumbling. It is hard to take their appeasement of these terrorists is putting America in harms way. Thank GOD for President Bush and people of true peace and reason.
3 posted on 03/21/2003 7:03:48 AM PST by freekitty
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To: freekitty

Thank GOD for President Bush and people of true peace and reason.

- Agreed!
4 posted on 03/21/2003 10:12:14 AM PST by Free_at_last_-2001 (is clinton in jail yet?)
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To: bedolido
I've seen the information you've presented here elsewhere, but this is, without question, the best laid out presentation I've seen of it yet!
5 posted on 03/21/2003 10:17:40 AM PST by Wondervixen (Ask for her by name--Accept no substitutes!)
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To: bedolido; rintense; Miss Marple; Molly Pitcher; GretchenEE; kayak; kitkat; Republic; ...
Bump to a very enlightening article!

I knew how well-educated the President and his Cabinet were, but I wasn't aware of how completely stupid the Hollywood crowd was..........oh, wait a minute.......I guess it was pretty obvious, wasn't it? :o)

6 posted on 03/21/2003 11:49:49 AM PST by ohioWfan (Saddam, you're going DOWN...............Sincerely, Eric)
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To: ohioWfan
I knew how well-educated the President and his Cabinet were, but I wasn't aware of how completely stupid the Hollywood crowd was..........oh, wait a minute.......I guess it was pretty obvious, wasn't it?

It's not that they're stupid, but that they live in fantasyland. I mean that literally. I think they start to believe that life is like their movies, or sitcoms, or routines, or whatever. Their money and their careers insulate them from some of the harsher realities of life. I think they really don't know that in the real world:


8 posted on 03/21/2003 12:12:54 PM PST by ArGee (I did not come through fire and death to bandy crooked words with a serving-man... - Gandalf)
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To: bedolido
This is a good piece of information. Needs to be widely disseminated. Very widely!!!!
9 posted on 03/21/2003 12:41:50 PM PST by lilylangtree
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To: bedolido
BOOKMARKED and thank you.
10 posted on 03/21/2003 1:26:25 PM PST by kitkat
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To: bedolido
Excellent. This will be posted on the website that all my students in the college film class I teach have access to.
11 posted on 03/21/2003 1:52:57 PM PST by eleni121
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To: ohioWfan
THANK YOU for the ping!
12 posted on 03/21/2003 4:22:46 PM PST by GretchenEE
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To: bedolido
America - Love it or leave it!
13 posted on 03/21/2003 4:23:27 PM PST by Saundra Duffy
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To: eleni121
Good Lord!

You teach a film class and you are a conservative.

It must be a cold day in the hot place.

All my film/playwrite teachers are busy starting protest websites.
14 posted on 03/21/2003 4:39:02 PM PST by altura
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To: altura
Teaching film is a "hard" job but somebody's got to do it.

Actually most of the students are quite middle of the road - apolitical really. Once in while I come across a radical Borg type - I let him ramble until he alienates everyone. I usually don't need to say a thing.

As for picking the films they have to see - that's the fun part. I get to pick 'em and they just all happen to have a conservative message...

15 posted on 03/21/2003 4:46:36 PM PST by eleni121
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To: bedolido
unfair competition because GWB has brains and guts and the hollywierd crowd only has looks AND THEY FADE
16 posted on 03/21/2003 4:47:44 PM PST by The Wizard (Demonrats are enemies of America)
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To: bedolido

17 posted on 03/21/2003 4:51:47 PM PST by ChadGore (No matter where you go, there you are.)
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To: eleni121
Well, I wish I could have taken it from someone like you.

This is really tacky, but I have to do it. I received an e-mail about a poetry protest group forming and I forwarded it to my daughter.

She wrote a protest haiku:

smell the burned mustache
smell the tyrant's rotting flesh
smell the victory

I had to laugh, she is such a gentle refined little thing.
18 posted on 03/21/2003 4:58:40 PM PST by altura
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"smell the burned mustache
smell the tyrant's rotting flesh
smell the victory"

Captures the moment doesn't it?

A poet in the making...

19 posted on 03/21/2003 5:57:51 PM PST by eleni121
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To: bedolido

well, the only reason why george w bush went to yale and harvard is because of connections, not cause he was smart. and his speeches and constant blunders are proof that he isn't smart, oh yeah, and i know a couple of celebs that are against bush that are really smart, for instance:

natalie portman, harvard graduate, and now studying at hebrew university in jerusalem

matt damon, got into harvard

reece witherspoon, went to stanford

paul newman went to yale university and kenyon college,

kevin costner got a B.A. in business from california state university, fullerton

thomas L. friedman attended oxford university and got an MA in middle eastern studies

alan dershowitz, graduated from yeshiva university high school and brooklyn college, was first in his class at yale law school and is a professor of criminal law at harvard law school

ted danson got into stanford uni before transferring to carnegie mellon university and getting his Bachelor's degree there

meanwhile GWB got a SAT score of just 1206, not nearly enough to get into Yale

20 posted on 04/16/2005 2:21:32 AM PDT by ketevan
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