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Billy Crystal Calls GOP Candidates 'Dark Knight, an American Psycho and a Charismatic Crack Addict'
Newsbusters ^ | 2/26/2012 | By Noel Sheppard

Posted on 02/27/2012 9:02:46 AM PST by tobyhill

NewsBusters reported Friday that Oscars host Billy Crystal intended to mock GOP "idiots" during Sunday's awards presentation.

Roughly forty-five minutes in, Crystal was true to his word taking a cheap shot at the Republican presidential candidates

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Billy Crystal is a has-been never-been that wasn't even funny.

The last I checked the only one running for President that admitted being a crackhead is Obama himself.

1 posted on 02/27/2012 9:02:53 AM PST by tobyhill
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To: tobyhill

Billy who?


2 posted on 02/27/2012 9:04:27 AM PST by Da Coyote
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To: tobyhill

I hope my undertaker does as good a job on me as Crystal’s did on him.


3 posted on 02/27/2012 9:05:01 AM PST by Mr Ramsbotham (Laws against sodomy are honored in the breech.)
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To: tobyhill
Was that before or after his racist, Black-Face routine?

Crystal criticized for blackface at Oscars


Billy Crystal as Sammy Davis Jr. in the opening skit of the Academy Awards ceremony Feb. 26, 2012. (ABC/AMPAS)

4 posted on 02/27/2012 9:06:31 AM PST by TexasCajun
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To: tobyhill

Uh, I think that describes one person and it’s not an R.


5 posted on 02/27/2012 9:06:31 AM PST by TribalPrincess2U (NOT VOTING gets 0bamao re-elected. 0bamao's ANTI-TRUTH & SPIN TEAM is again on the move.)
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To: tobyhill

BUMP to that

He is a walking advertisement against plastic ssurgery too


6 posted on 02/27/2012 9:06:44 AM PST by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: tobyhill

Add Billy to my list of people I’d like to spend 5 minutes with in a stalled elevator.


7 posted on 02/27/2012 9:06:52 AM PST by Farmer Dean (stop worrying about what they want to do to you,start thinking about what you want to do to them)
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To: tobyhill

Billy Crystal: reason number 637 why I’m glad I don’t own a TV.


8 posted on 02/27/2012 9:08:22 AM PST by upchuck ("The heart of the wise inclines to the right, but the heart of the fool to the left." Ecclas. 10:2)
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To: tobyhill
Crytal is a hack comic and most of his movies suck.


9 posted on 02/27/2012 9:08:58 AM PST by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: tobyhill

Precisely why I haven`t watched any awards show like that in many years. And it`s also why I don`t give two sh*ts about whether celebs live or die. They mean exactly nothing to me.


10 posted on 02/27/2012 9:09:39 AM PST by ScottinVA (GOP, meet Courage... Courage, meet GOP.)
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To: tobyhill
'Dark Knight, an American Psycho and a Charismatic Crack Addict'

Who did he say was who?
11 posted on 02/27/2012 9:09:55 AM PST by rightwingintelligentsia (Be careful of believing something just because you want it to be true.)
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To: Mr Ramsbotham

‘Dark Knight,

Assume Newt

an American Psycho

Assume Paul

and a Charismatic Crack Addict’

know this must be Obama.

A by-partisan joke at the Oscars? wow.


12 posted on 02/27/2012 9:10:07 AM PST by edcoil (It is not over until I win.)
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To: tobyhill

I thought his only good line was at the beginning of the show when he said watching a bunch of millionaires accept gold-plated statues was just what Americans wanted to watch....Should have added “liberal” millionaires to the joke.


13 posted on 02/27/2012 9:12:02 AM PST by Fu-fu2
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To: tobyhill

They just won’t leave Whitney Houston alone, will they...........


14 posted on 02/27/2012 9:12:27 AM PST by Red Badger (If you are unemployed long enough, you are no longer unemployed.)
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To: tobyhill
I cannot figure out why Crystal and the other Zer0-istas wish to be enslaved to a big, arrogant oppressive government.

Can't these pea-brains realize that they will be as ensnared as us peasants??..

..maybe even more since they will be high profile, thus attracting the attention of the head cutters...

15 posted on 02/27/2012 9:12:31 AM PST by B.O. Plenty (Elections have consequences....)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia
Pretty clear he messed up on his party affiliation, he meant the Democrat Obama.

“Dark Knight”, “American Psycho” and “Crack Addict”?

It's Obama.

16 posted on 02/27/2012 9:13:04 AM PST by tobyhill
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To: tobyhill

He’s clearly talking about Mitt Romney, Ron Paul & Barrack Obama.

He is like George Soros and see’s little difference.


17 posted on 02/27/2012 9:13:49 AM PST by rwilson99 (Please tell me how the words "shall not perish and have everlasting life" would NOT apply to Mary.)
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To: tobyhill
The last I checked the only one running for President that admitted being a crackhead is Obama himself.

Admitted, yes. But... oh them Kennedy's. Pumped up on amphetamines to 'help' them keep us with a hectic schedule.

That tweeker took us to the moon...... literally.

18 posted on 02/27/2012 9:14:19 AM PST by UCANSEE2 (Lame and ill-informed post)
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To: tobyhill
The last I checked the only one running for President that admitted being a crackhead is Obama himself.

Admitted, yes. But... oh them Kennedy's. Pumped up on amphetamines to 'help' them keep up with a hectic schedule.

That tweeker took us to the moon...... literally.

19 posted on 02/27/2012 9:14:58 AM PST by UCANSEE2 (Lame and ill-informed post)
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To: tobyhill

meh...I saw it - mountain out of a molehill... - standard schtick that could have come from a Johnny Carson monologue or ‘Carnac’ routine.
He took a lot more jabs at the famous & wealthy in Beverly Hills.


20 posted on 02/27/2012 9:15:08 AM PST by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: tobyhill
Is Crystal a real name or is that his Hollyweird homo name?
21 posted on 02/27/2012 9:16:56 AM PST by Berlin_Freeper (Cometh the hour, cometh the man. NEWT GINGRICH 2012)
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To: tobyhill

And Obama is a bastard, mongrel traitor who bows toward Mecca, or is it Sodom?


22 posted on 02/27/2012 9:19:06 AM PST by Dr. Thorne (Fall on your knees before Christ, your only salvation!)
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To: tobyhill

“.... Charismatic Crack Addict....”

I think he was shouting out Obama. If not which Republican candidate uses crack?


23 posted on 02/27/2012 9:19:31 AM PST by Chgogal (WSJ, Kristol, Krauthammer, Rove et al., STFU. Thank you.)
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To: tobyhill
Life long use of Matzoh balls and Gafilta(sp)fish, can cause brain damage.
24 posted on 02/27/2012 9:22:02 AM PST by duckman (Go Newt...)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

Could be the short way of saying “Crystal Meth”?


25 posted on 02/27/2012 9:22:22 AM PST by Nextrush (PRESIDENT SARAH PALIN IS MY DREAM)
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To: tobyhill
"Crystal, You're one big pu$$%!"...
26 posted on 02/27/2012 9:22:51 AM PST by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: tobyhill

Dark Knight = Gingrich

American Psycho = Mittens Romney

Charismatic Crack Addict = Ron Paul

My take on it.


27 posted on 02/27/2012 9:23:30 AM PST by GraceG
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To: Da Coyote

“Billy who?”

“Mr. Saturday Night”, the fart of all movie farts.


28 posted on 02/27/2012 9:27:45 AM PST by headstamp 2 (Liberalism: Carrying adolescent values and behavior into adult life.)
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To: tobyhill

While on the subject, IMHO Christian Bale gave a stunning performance in American Psycho. If you consider yourself an avid movie watcher, you should see it. The guy is friggin intense.

The “business card” scene is just plain surreal.


29 posted on 02/27/2012 9:30:03 AM PST by freedomlover (Make sure you're in love - before you move in the heavy stuff)
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To: freedomlover

That is one of the best and funniest movies ever made IMO.

originally, they were going to cast Leo Dicaprio as Bateman -_-


30 posted on 02/27/2012 9:34:08 AM PST by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: tobyhill

Its amazing that these entertainers don’t know they are cutting their own throat-fans leave them fast...The dixie chix’s didn’t teach them anything..just goes to show that most entertainers are stuck on stupid


31 posted on 02/27/2012 9:36:29 AM PST by goat granny
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To: B.O. Plenty

I think the weak brained, drug addicted hollywood crowd gets confused between libertarian an liberal. The control freak lying leftist politians don’t bother correcting them.


32 posted on 02/27/2012 9:37:37 AM PST by FreeAtlanta (Liberty and Justice for ALL)
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...they were going to cast Leo Dicaprio as Bateman...

Justine, I presume.

33 posted on 02/27/2012 9:40:37 AM PST by gundog (Help us, Nairobi-Wan Kenobi...you're our only hope.)
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To: tobyhill
Roughly forty-five minutes in, Crystal was true to his word taking a cheap shot at the Republican presidential candidates

The entire theater was filled with unquestioning liberal drones. The only thing that set Crystal apart was that the work he had done on his face was much worse than average.
34 posted on 02/27/2012 9:41:01 AM PST by AnotherUnixGeek
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To: tobyhill

We are in total agreement. I never liked him, and that was before he thought politics is warranted at an “non / partisan” awards ceremony,

Oh... and that goes for Bill Maher, who also has no talent. It would seem they appeal to those who hate American principals

It was once said that all you need are 10 million people who like you and you are a star. I guess there are that many libs.


35 posted on 02/27/2012 9:42:18 AM PST by Tuketu (The Dim Platform is splinters bound by crazy glue. We need a solvent)
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To: FreeAtlanta

Hollywood is so successful they do not need or want sell movie tickets to Red state residences, that was apparent after crystal kissed a man


36 posted on 02/27/2012 9:46:06 AM PST by reefdiver ("Let His day's be few And another takes His office")
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To: ScottinVA

part of the problem is that the oscar crowd takes the ceremony itself too seriously and acts like they have poles in certain places. It’s like they’re afraid that the entertainment will take away from their awards. I quit watching because I’ve been to more entertaining funerals.

There was a great moment at the Emmy’s this year. The nominees for best actress in a comedy series got the idea to go on stage as their names were announced and stand like pageant finalists. It was unexpected, very funny and didn’t take anything away from the actual award. It’s the only thing I can remember from any awards show in recent memory. If that kind of schtick was inserted regularly, I might be seduced into watching these self-congratulatory infomercials.


37 posted on 02/27/2012 9:49:13 AM PST by PrincessB (Drill Baby Drill.)
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To: tobyhill

American Psycho is Paul (acts like it)
Charismatic Crack Addict is Romney (acts like it)
Dark Knight (which is not even a negative) can be the other two.

I don’t think it was meant to be positive but it end up being true at least with two.


38 posted on 02/27/2012 9:53:34 AM PST by napscoordinator (A moral principled Christian with character is the frontrunner! Congrats Santorum!)
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To: FreeAtlanta
I think the weak brained, drug addicted hollywood crowd gets confused between libertarian an liberal.

My take on it is that I think they believe that liberalism will preserve the only two "rights" they have any use for ... abortion and sodomy.

39 posted on 02/27/2012 9:53:34 AM PST by Mr Ramsbotham (Laws against sodomy are honored in the breech.)
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To: gundog

LOL!

I’m sure he would have sported his little goatee, not that it would have made any difference though :D


40 posted on 02/27/2012 9:54:25 AM PST by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: tobyhill
Billy Crystal does not have much of a sense of humor when the digs are directed at him:

Billy Crystal vs. Stuttering John

41 posted on 02/27/2012 9:58:50 AM PST by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

RE: Is Crystal a real name or is that his Hollyweird homo name?

______________________________________

That’s HIS NAME.

William Edward “Billy” Crystal.

From Wikipedia:

Crystal was born in the Doctor’s Hospital in Manhattan and raised in Long Beach, New York, the son of Helen (née Gabler), a housewife, and Jack Crystal, a record company executive and jazz producer who also owned and operated the Commodore Record store.

His babysitter was occasionally Billie Holiday. His uncle was musician and songwriter Milt Gabler, and his brother, Richard “Rip” Crystal, is a television producer. Crystal grew up in a Jewish family that he has described as “large” and “loving”


42 posted on 02/27/2012 10:01:20 AM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

“Roughly, forty-five minutes in” I was still watching NCIS re-runs.


43 posted on 02/27/2012 10:05:24 AM PST by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: AngelesCrestHighway
http://cinemafanatic.files.wordpress.com/2010/01/1991_jack_palance_city_slickers.jpg

One of the all-time great lines is delivered by "Curley" (Jack Palance) in "City Slickers": "I crap bigger than you."

44 posted on 02/27/2012 10:13:14 AM PST by 6SJ7 (Meh.)
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

One of the all-time great lines is delivered by "Curley" (Jack Palance) in "City Slickers": "I crap bigger than you."

45 posted on 02/27/2012 10:13:54 AM PST by 6SJ7 (Meh.)
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To: tobyhill
You are on the mark. Billy's jokes were inept, regardless of the thrust, all night long. To anyone who can remember the consummate manner in which the late Bob Hope handled himself at the Oscars over many performances, the contrast was very stark indeed.

to be sure, Hollywood is full of intellectually very, very confused types. This shows up in so many ways, the point should be obvious. Unfortunately, Hollywood has played a major role in undermining respect for traditional American values, ever since 1950, at least. The use of images to misrepresent reality can be very effective. (See Persuasive Use Of Images.) Of course, that assumes you are dealing with intelligent Leftists. Billy Crystal may be a Leftist, but he lacks that other quality.

It will be interesting to see if he is back next year.

William Flax

46 posted on 02/27/2012 10:16:35 AM PST by Ohioan
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To: tobyhill

I bet there’s not much agreement on which candidate is the Dark Knight, which is an American Psycho, and which is a Charismatic Crack Addict, according to Crystal and those who share his ideology.

Bringing to mind the old saying, “If you have to explain a joke, it’s not funny.”


47 posted on 02/27/2012 10:27:13 AM PST by lonevoice (Klepto Baracka Marxo, impeach we much.)
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To: tobyhill

He was introducing someone, who must have been in those movies. It was the only anti pubbie comment all night so I did not take offense.


49 posted on 02/27/2012 11:03:56 AM PST by Yaelle (Rick Santorum for People's Representative)
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To: tobyhill

Sounds like he’s describing obama to a tee (except for the “American” part).


50 posted on 02/27/2012 11:06:02 AM PST by jersey117 (The Stepford Media should be sued for malpractice)
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