Skip to comments.The Little People: On Oscar night, Hollywood thanks everyone but the troops. (Michael Medved)
Posted on 03/26/2003 6:46:33 AM PST by Mr. MullinerEdited on 04/23/2004 12:05:26 AM PDT by Jim Robinson. [history]
The most prominent personalities in the antiwar movement resist all efforts to classify their angry activism as anti-American. But Sunday night's Oscar extravaganza obliterated such defensive distinctions. For 3 1/2 hours, the entertainment elite indulged in the usual orgy of self-congratulation with only hostile or dismissive reference to epic Iraqi battles involving thousands of U.S. troops. They offered no hint of gratitude, affection, loyalty or connection to the superpower that sustains them.
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Leno got off a good line about Michael Moore last night. He said he mad about being booed. He hadn't been that mad since being charged for two seats on Southwest Airlines.
One can hope.
And Brody did mention his friened in the military...
Bring back Bob Hope!
Impassioned demonstrators outside the Oscar ceremony waved American flags and carried signs declaring "Support Our Troops" and "Impeach [Martin] Sheen."From:
Los Angeles Chapter FRN (HRF) - Rallys for America at the Oscars
FrnLa | 03/23/2003 | DoughtyOne
Posted on 03/23/2003 10:26 PM PST by DoughtyOne
The Hollywood Resistance Force was out in strength today Sunday, March 23, 2003...
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To: Bob J
Sourced: 456 posted on 03/23/2003 7:20 PM PST by Lily4Jesus
"They offered no hint of gratitude, affection, loyalty or connection to the superpower that sustains them."
One can hope.
"And the problem with that is ???????????"
I am hoping that celebrity leftists are actually causing themselves damage. Not sure what you may have thought I meant. Perhaps you hope everyone will continue to be happy with them?
I agree. Steve Martin's comments were for the troops, but Steve's a class act...You got THAT right!
See also, from http://www.house.gov/hobson/uso60.htm:
WEEKLY COLUMN -- February 20, 2001
The USO Celebrates 60 Years of Service
In February 1941, just as the United States suddenly found itself at war after the attack on Pearl Harbor and formulating plans to fight the war, the United Service Organization (USO) was established to provide morale, welfare, and recreation-type services to uniformed military personnel.
The USO followed the troops everywhere they went in World War II to extend a "touch of home" to servicemen and women and help them forget the horrors of combat, if only for a few hours. Cultural icons like Bob Hope, Glenn Miller and his Orchestra, the Andrews Sisters, and the brightest stars in wartime Hollywood were enlisted by the USO to accomplish their wartime morale boosting mission.
On the homefront, the USO organized dances, established canteens, community centers and travel support offices and continued providing quality entertainment from cultural landmarks like the Hollywood Canteen and Radio City Music Hall to hand-rigged recreation centers on remote military bases from Maine to Alaska.
After World War II, the USO built upon its previous successes and continued to provide entertainment and support to troops around the world. When new conflicts arose in Korea and Vietnam, the USO again provided top quality entertainers like Judy Garland, Ann-Margaret, and John Wayne.
Operation Desert Storm saw the USO once again follow our troops to set up shows in the desert with the indomitable Bob Hope, along with Steve Martin, Dolly Parton, Jay Leno, and many other popular entertainers...
Check that, they're still nothing!
Yeah, and probably about 200 pounds, too ;-)
I was actually surprised at how many of the limo riders flashed the "peace" sign. They really believe we'll still love them.
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