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Chavez is no dictator! -Sean Penn
SFGate.com ^ | 1/14/08 | Sean Penn

Posted on 01/14/2008 1:24:35 PM PST by filepile

Editor - From reading The Chronicle's banner-line propaganda, which teases the "star envy" piece within ("A modest proposal for celebs on the skids," Thursday), I could only hope this great city was more clever than its increasingly lame-brain paper. In its unequivocal naming of Chavez as dictator on A1, either "Pop Culture" man Peter Hartlaub or his equally biased Chronicle editor, doesn't quite understand that Venezuela's President Chavez was democratically elected, and that dictators don't lose constitutional referendums. The Chronicle should take comfort that the New York Times generally does no better than them here. Yet, in the paper's attack on Oliver Stone, who, agree with him or not, has at least the balls, passion and intellectual curiosity to pursue information away from a porcelain dumping bowl and a desperate newspaper, we see another attempt to marginalize the outspoken. (Outspoken: a louder and more credible voice than The Chronicle itself.) For myself, also listed in Hartlaub's piece, it should be noted that my recent trip to Venezuela was as a journalist, and marginalization of that due to "celebrity" is simply "Putin ultra light" to me. Believe it or not, I have a reasonably good sense of humor (if that's what Hartlaub attempted), but I felt so embarrassed, even for The Chronicle. Its "hard news" section for the banner line, and now its Datebook editorials have become Mad Magazine for small-minded cowards and former writers of substance. Who could that be, Phil?

SEAN PENN

Former S.F. Chronicle contributing reporter

SAN FRANCISCO

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; Government
KEYWORDS: antiamerican; chavez; communismkills; filmactorsguild; hollywoodreds; hugochavez; penn; prodictator; seanpenn; usefulidiot; venezuela
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Editor - From reading The Chronicle's banner-line propaganda, which teases the "star envy" piece within ("A modest proposal for celebs on the skids," Thursday), I could only hope this great city was more clever than its increasingly lame-brain paper. In its unequivocal naming of Chavez as dictator on A1, either "Pop Culture" man Peter Hartlaub or his equally biased Chronicle editor, doesn't quite understand that Venezuela's President Chavez was democratically elected, and that dictators don't lose constitutional referendums. The Chronicle should take comfort that the New York Times generally does no better than them here. Yet, in the paper's attack on Oliver Stone, who, agree with him or not, has at least the balls, passion and intellectual curiosity to pursue information away from a porcelain dumping bowl and a desperate newspaper, we see another attempt to marginalize the outspoken. (Outspoken: a louder and more credible voice than The Chronicle itself.) For myself, also listed in Hartlaub's piece, it should be noted that my recent trip to Venezuela was as a journalist, and marginalization of that due to "celebrity" is simply "Putin ultra light" to me. Believe it or not, I have a reasonably good sense of humor (if that's what Hartlaub attempted), but I felt so embarrassed, even for The Chronicle. Its "hard news" section for the banner line, and now its Datebook editorials have become Mad Magazine for small-minded cowards and former writers of substance. Who could that be, Phil?

SEAN PENN

Former S.F. Chronicle contributing reporter

SAN FRANCISCO

1 posted on 01/14/2008 1:24:37 PM PST by filepile
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To: filepile

Ahhhh...more from the Great Thinker Sean Penn....


2 posted on 01/14/2008 1:26:07 PM PST by KenHorse (The Internet. Enabling the village idiot to become the global idiot with the click of the mouse)
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To: filepile

So basically this proves that Sean Penn doesn’t kow what the word “dictator” means I guess.


3 posted on 01/14/2008 1:26:29 PM PST by tcostell (MOLON LABE)
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To: filepile

...But Bush IS!

-Sean Penn


4 posted on 01/14/2008 1:26:30 PM PST by itsamelman (Announcing your plans is a good way to hear God laugh. - - Al Swearengen)
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To: filepile

When Spiccoli speaks...people yawn...and point...and laugh


5 posted on 01/14/2008 1:27:00 PM PST by Army Air Corps (Four fried chickens and a coke)
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To: filepile

“Who gives a sh*t what an actor thinks?”
James Caan


7 posted on 01/14/2008 1:27:35 PM PST by sono (I'm an optimistic realist. I look at the glass half full and ask: "Are you're gonna drink that?")
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To: filepile

Sean Penn is no actor!


8 posted on 01/14/2008 1:27:51 PM PST by kidd
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To: filepile

STFU! Sean Penn STFU!


9 posted on 01/14/2008 1:28:21 PM PST by Ancient Drive
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To: filepile

Sean Penn is an ignorant and stupid moron.


10 posted on 01/14/2008 1:28:24 PM PST by never4get (We are all born ignorant, but one must work hard to remain stupid)
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To: itsamelman

I still remember when Penn came down to New Orleans to help with the “rescue” effort. He launched his 15 ft. boat with him, a camera guy, a couple “enterouge” buddies, but no room for someone to be rescued.


11 posted on 01/14/2008 1:28:26 PM PST by conservativecajun (Hunter '08 - vote for the most qualified for the position)
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12 posted on 01/14/2008 1:28:31 PM PST by evets (beer)
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To: filepile

Yeah, and the sky is actually green


13 posted on 01/14/2008 1:28:36 PM PST by G8 Diplomat (Creatures are divided into 6 kingdoms: Animalia, Plantae, Fungi, Monera, Protista, & Saudi Arabia)
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To: kidd

You beat me to it!


14 posted on 01/14/2008 1:28:43 PM PST by tips up
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To: filepile

Not this twit again...


15 posted on 01/14/2008 1:29:53 PM PST by reagan_fanatic (Ron Paul put the cuckoo in my Cocoa Puffs)
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To: KenHorse
Ahhhh...more from the Great Thinker Stinker Sean Penn....

There, fixed it.

16 posted on 01/14/2008 1:29:53 PM PST by SoldierDad (Proud Dad of a 2nd BCT 10th Mountain Soldier home after 15 months in the Triagle of death)
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To: filepile

"Venezuela under Chavez is a happy place. They have flowery meadows and rainbow skies, and rivers made of chocolate, where the children dance and laugh and play with gumdrop smiles."

17 posted on 01/14/2008 1:30:51 PM PST by dfwgator (11+7+15=3 Heismans)
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To: SoldierDad

Penn’s old man Leo didn’t think Stalin was one either.


18 posted on 01/14/2008 1:31:23 PM PST by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: filepile
Uh, Sean? There was this little failed coup d'etat in 1992 that you might want to look into...
19 posted on 01/14/2008 1:31:58 PM PST by Billthedrill
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To: filepile

Hugo Chavez isn’t a dictator in the vein of Saddam Hussein, etc., but he’d like to be. And it’s not from a lack of effort on his part that he isn’t. He certainly is doing a lot of things that dictators do, such as limiting the freedom of the press (something that a “journalist” should be aware of).


20 posted on 01/14/2008 1:32:30 PM PST by RonF
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To: filepile

This writing/thinking borders on the psychotic - this is the kind of stuff that you see on the mental wards.


21 posted on 01/14/2008 1:32:44 PM PST by 2 Kool 2 Be 4-Gotten
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To: filepile

LLS: “sean penn is NO American”.

LLS


22 posted on 01/14/2008 1:33:12 PM PST by LibLieSlayer (Support America, Kill terrorists, Destroy dims and vote Fred!)
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To: tcostell

unequivocal? Penn doesn’t know what the word is much less how to spell it. Someone wrote that for him, believe me. Dumber than dirt. That’s why dictators love him so.


23 posted on 01/14/2008 1:33:33 PM PST by Bitsy
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To: filepile

Chavez is no dictator???? I thought you had to be able to read to be an actor. Guess not. Sean should get someone to read the definition of dictator to him. Perhaps he can relocate like Johnny Depp did. Hope springs eternal.


24 posted on 01/14/2008 1:34:09 PM PST by oneamericanvoice (Support freedom! Support the troops! Surrender is not an option!)
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To: KenHorse

Isn’t he the “mode of operandus” guy?

Dude... I’m sooooo wasted.


25 posted on 01/14/2008 1:34:13 PM PST by MrB (You can't reason people out of a position that they didn't use reason to get into in the first place)
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To: conservativecajun
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26 posted on 01/14/2008 1:34:38 PM PST by digger48 (http://prorev.com/legacy.htm)
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To: filepile

Reminds me of the LEAVE BRITNEY ALONE! video by that Chris Crocker guy.

Sean: “LEAVE HUGO ALONE! SOB”


27 posted on 01/14/2008 1:34:49 PM PST by pogo101
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To: filepile

Sean Penn the future foreman of the Cannes’film festival jury in France this year in May...
French losers have their own vision of USA ! A bright vision


28 posted on 01/14/2008 1:35:10 PM PST by Ulysse
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To: filepile

Keep it up, Hollywood.


29 posted on 01/14/2008 1:35:12 PM PST by Nickname
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To: KenHorse

He is impressively stupid, isn’t he? Surely he must have fried his brain with drugs. Nobody can be this dumb naturally.


30 posted on 01/14/2008 1:35:21 PM PST by Pining_4_TX
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To: filepile

And neither is Castro or Jung-Il...

But Bush... he’s just like Hitler, only worse.


31 posted on 01/14/2008 1:36:09 PM PST by Brilliant
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To: filepile

Sean Penn is an idiot! — that I’m sure of!!!!!!


32 posted on 01/14/2008 1:36:36 PM PST by lonestar
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To: KenHorse

If Shawn Pin says it, it must be true!


33 posted on 01/14/2008 1:36:37 PM PST by gunnedah
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To: filepile
“Venezuela’s President Chavez was democratically elected, and that dictators don’t lose constitutional referendums. “

Hitler was democratically elected, so was Mussolini. Saddam had referendums and elections. There are elections in Lebanon, Iran.......

Mr. Penn, you are bind boggling ignorant.

34 posted on 01/14/2008 1:36:50 PM PST by Red6 (Come and take it.)
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To: filepile
Just reading that 3rd grade essay of grammatical torture with Penn’s over use of commas explains clearly to me why Sean Penn is a dropout from the auto mechanics department of Santa Monica Community College.
35 posted on 01/14/2008 1:37:30 PM PST by avacado
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To: filepile

Chavez changed the constitution to allow him to rule by decree.

That would be the textbook definition of a dictator, wouldn’t it?


36 posted on 01/14/2008 1:37:38 PM PST by EvilOverlord (Socialism makes workers into slaves and couch potatoes into kings)
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To: Red6

Typo- That was to be mind.


37 posted on 01/14/2008 1:38:31 PM PST by Red6 (Come and take it.)
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To: filepile

Yeah, and Sean Penn is no actor.


38 posted on 01/14/2008 1:39:11 PM PST by azhenfud (The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God.)
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To: filepile

OK, Sean, how about Castro? Is HE a dictator? How about Kim Jong-il?


39 posted on 01/14/2008 1:39:24 PM PST by Califelephant
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To: Morgana

“Sean Penn needs to take on Sean Hannity and get his ass kicked!”

Sean Penn is so stupid he wouldn’t even know. A complete and utter buffoon.


40 posted on 01/14/2008 1:39:56 PM PST by driftdiver
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To: massgopguy

So, the apple didn’t fall from the tree!!!


41 posted on 01/14/2008 1:40:19 PM PST by SoldierDad (Proud Dad of a 2nd BCT 10th Mountain Soldier home after 15 months in the Triagle of death)
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To: filepile
"Venezuela's President Chavez was democratically elected"[and therefore not a dictator]

-Sean Penn

You say it brother! Now take a real dictator like Adolf Hitler! Now he came into power by...oh wait...

42 posted on 01/14/2008 1:40:29 PM PST by Gator101 (Don't tase me, Bro!)
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To: filepile
Chavez is no dictator! --Sean Penn

Sean Penn is a useful idiot! --Chavez
43 posted on 01/14/2008 1:41:23 PM PST by WorkingClassFilth
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To: filepile

Deep Thoughts from Hillary’s future Secretary of State...


44 posted on 01/14/2008 1:42:42 PM PST by AngryJawa ({IDPA, NRA} All Hail John Moses Browning)
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To: filepile
...doesn't quite understand that Venezuela's President Chavez was democratically elected...

People voted for Adolph Hitler too.

45 posted on 01/14/2008 1:44:06 PM PST by weegee (Those who surrender personal liberty to lower global temperatures will receive neither.)
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To: filepile

Sean Penn, you are a liar. And a party to a tin-horn dictator. I have decided not to patronize any more of his movies.


46 posted on 01/14/2008 1:45:05 PM PST by FormerACLUmember (When the past no longer illuminates the future, the spirit walks in darkness.)
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To: conservativecajun
I still remember when Penn came down to New Orleans to help with the “rescue” effort. He launched his 15 ft. boat with him, a camera guy, a couple “entourage” buddies, but no room for someone to be rescued.

And Commodore Penn neglected to insert the drain plug which led to a quick lesson in bailing water with a plastic cup.

47 posted on 01/14/2008 1:45:48 PM PST by RJL
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To: SoldierDad

He didn’t have a problem with Hitler until he broke the Molotov-Von Rippentrop Pact either!


48 posted on 01/14/2008 1:46:58 PM PST by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: filepile

Well Chavez is a democratic leader as much as Sean Penn is a journalist.


49 posted on 01/14/2008 1:48:00 PM PST by bigbob (2)
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To: never4get

>>Sean Penn is an ignorant and stupid moron.<<

Apparently he has a sens of humor, though.... apparently he tied Madonna naked to a chair, left the front door open and then went to a pay phone and reported a robbery.


50 posted on 01/14/2008 1:51:35 PM PST by gondramB (Preach the Gospel at all times, and when necessary, use words.)
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