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George Clooney ARRESTED During Protest (PR stunt)
TMZ ^ | March 16, 2012

Posted on 03/16/2012 8:16:09 AM PDT by maggief

George Clooney has been arrested in Washington, D.C. during a protest over the Sudan crisis.

Clooney was leading a protest in front of the Sudanese embassy in D.C. when he was hauled away by secret service agents.

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1 posted on 03/16/2012 8:16:13 AM PDT by maggief
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To: maggief

Charged with Impersonating an Actor for his last couple of movies...


2 posted on 03/16/2012 8:17:07 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: maggief

The old fudge-packer must have been feeling ignored.


3 posted on 03/16/2012 8:17:43 AM PDT by Joe the Pimpernel (Islam is a religion of peace, and Moslems reserve the right to behead anyone who says otherwise.)
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To: maggief

lol....he was at the state dinner the other night.

Who cares?


4 posted on 03/16/2012 8:18:08 AM PDT by Psycho_Bunny (Burning the Quran is a waste of perfectly good fire.)
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To: maggief

Hmmmm. He recently attended a state dinner at the White House. I beleive he had Moochelle’s ear the entire time. I read an article about him not having a date so Moochelle subbed.


5 posted on 03/16/2012 8:18:26 AM PDT by goodwithagun (My gun has killed fewer people than Ted Kennedy's car.)
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To: maggief

Big Whoop.

This is good for Mr. Clooney, but won’t make a damned bit of difference for The Sudan.

“I’m famous, therefore, I’m smart!”


6 posted on 03/16/2012 8:18:53 AM PDT by RexBeach (Mr. Obama Can't Count.)
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To: maggief

Guess they weren’t kidding when they said SS can arrest you anytime, anywhere.


7 posted on 03/16/2012 8:20:24 AM PDT by onedoug
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To: maggief

What was he protesting? Is he not happy that there are still Christians in the Sudan or that the Muslims are not killing them fast enough? Does he want the US to go in and help prop up another Islamic state?


8 posted on 03/16/2012 8:22:42 AM PDT by P-Marlowe
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To: maggief

The Sudan crisis??? Where did I put my scorecard?


9 posted on 03/16/2012 8:23:18 AM PDT by ILS21R (Never give up.)
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To: maggief

“Do - not - seek - the - treasure”.....


10 posted on 03/16/2012 8:23:26 AM PDT by Gator113 (** President Newt Gingrich-"Our beloved republic deserves nothing less." ~Just livin' life, my way~)
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To: goodwithagun
REUTERS
11 posted on 03/16/2012 8:24:02 AM PDT by maggief
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To: onedoug

I’m wondering if that’s this new anti-public protest law.


12 posted on 03/16/2012 8:24:28 AM PDT by DannyTN
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To: maggief

Hmmm.

Let’s see, George Clooney is willing to get arrested by the US government vs Christian Bale was willing to be arrested by the Chinese government.

Who would win in this contest of bravery?


13 posted on 03/16/2012 8:25:00 AM PDT by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults.)
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To: P-Marlowe

Remember when people protesting at the Cuban Interest Section when the Elian Gonzelez debacle was going on? Castro’s goons came off the property and beat the bleep out of them. The Secret Service stood by and did nothing. But Clooney got plenty of Police Protection. Go protest in Darfur.


14 posted on 03/16/2012 8:29:49 AM PDT by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: Buckeye McFrog

He really isn’t that great an actor. He’s just good-looking. I loved O Brother Where Art Thou, except for his wooden performance. Everyone else was great, especially John Turturro. When an olive-complected Italian can make you believe he is a redneck, that is great acting. Also Tim Blake Nelson, a Jewish guy, perfect in the role of country-boy Delmar; and another Italian, Michael Badalucco, as the manic-depressive Pretty Boy George — stunning. Not even to mention the astounding performances of Charles Durning and John Goodman. The fly in the ointment was Clooney.


15 posted on 03/16/2012 8:30:20 AM PDT by Albion Wilde ("The facts of life are Tory." -- Margaret Thatcher)
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To: maggief

Media whore!


16 posted on 03/16/2012 8:30:29 AM PDT by SMARTY ("The man who has no inner-life is a slave to his surroundings. "Henri Frederic Amiel)
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To: maggief

Well he got what he wanted. Attention.


17 posted on 03/16/2012 8:32:34 AM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: maggief

The photographer on the right looks like a pro; but the guy in the blue jacket on the left -- who had the best vantage point -- could be either a pro or an amateur. Look for his image capture in the grocery line next week!

18 posted on 03/16/2012 8:34:00 AM PDT by Albion Wilde ("The facts of life are Tory." -- Margaret Thatcher)
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To: maggief

Sounds like quite a few politicians were arrested, too.


19 posted on 03/16/2012 8:35:20 AM PDT by txmissy
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To: Albion Wilde

Clooney was supposed to be wooden and stoic, thence the humor in the movie.
Having said that, he has no more range than Pacino.


20 posted on 03/16/2012 8:38:46 AM PDT by steve8714 (Clay...Carnahan...who is the least of these?)
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To: txmissy

http://dcist.com/2012/03/george_clooney_arrested_at_sudan.php

Also arrested outside the Sudanese Embassy were Clooney’s father, Nick, a former newspaper columnist; Benjamin Jealous, president of the NAACP; Martin Luther King III, son of Martin Luther King Jr.; and Reps. James P. Moran (D-Va.) and James McGovern (D-Mass.)


21 posted on 03/16/2012 8:38:49 AM PDT by maggief
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To: maggief

Those are the shoulders of a linebacker or a power forward and one downright fugly ......”


22 posted on 03/16/2012 8:39:14 AM PDT by katana (Just my opinions)
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To: Gator113
“Do - not - seek - the - treasure”.....

Yep! John Turturro. See post 15.

23 posted on 03/16/2012 8:39:20 AM PDT by Albion Wilde ("The facts of life are Tory." -- Margaret Thatcher)
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To: maggief

Geez, right on the heels of dining with the Obamas. This Clooney character isn’t all there to begin with, so of course a few spare demons from the White Hut decided to venture off with him just for fun.


24 posted on 03/16/2012 8:39:42 AM PDT by Ezekiel (The Obama-nation began with the Inauguration of Desolation.)
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To: Albion Wilde

I agree with you 100%.

“Oh Brother” is the only movie he has been in that I liked....and he was the weakest thing about it.


25 posted on 03/16/2012 8:40:47 AM PDT by eddie willers
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To: eddie willers
I liked "From Dusk Till Dawn", but it wasn't because of Clooney


26 posted on 03/16/2012 8:44:56 AM PDT by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: Albion Wilde

Good point. If I like a movie he is in, it is generally despite his performance.


27 posted on 03/16/2012 8:46:27 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: maggief

“May I suggest using your nightstick, Officers?”


28 posted on 03/16/2012 8:46:35 AM PDT by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: steve8714
Clooney was supposed to be wooden and stoic, thence the humor in the movie. Having said that, he has no more range than Pacino.

I agree; however, others did the rigidity thing so much better, such as Ray McKinnon, who played Vernon T. Waldrip:


BRW, you are right on the money about Pacino, another one-note guy. Think how much better Scent of a Woman could have been if only the right guy had played the role -- Robert Duvall. A tragedy. Duvall even knows how to tango, having an Argentine wife. Wonder if he turned the role down, as too much like The Great Santini?

29 posted on 03/16/2012 8:48:38 AM PDT by Albion Wilde ("The facts of life are Tory." -- Margaret Thatcher)
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To: maggief

Clooney is just another uneducated Hollyweird actor who thinks he is an expert in foreign affairs and other things political.


30 posted on 03/16/2012 8:50:54 AM PDT by Polyxene (Out of the depths I have cried to Thee, O Lord; Lord, hear my voice.)
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To: eddie willers; steve8714; Buckeye McFrog
“Oh Brother” is the only movie he has been in that I liked....and he was the weakest thing about it.

It was his voice. He just wasn't the least convincing as a guy who would have grown up in the South, regardless of his character's pretensions to erudition. The right voice could have made the character really funny.

The secret to the Southern accent is the nasal twang and the wide pronunciation of vowels. Every time you hit a vowel, you pronounce all the vowels -- you just vary the order.

31 posted on 03/16/2012 8:54:53 AM PDT by Albion Wilde ("The facts of life are Tory." -- Margaret Thatcher)
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To: Albion Wilde

dislocated Texan....know what you mean

here is an example......adapter.....in Texas we call is an A dapter vs an adapter


32 posted on 03/16/2012 9:00:22 AM PDT by advertising guy (Sarah just jumped..........game on boys.)
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To: massgopguy

“Go protest in Darfur.”

Are you kidding? Could Clooney go and look up TWO countries on a map, in one week??

It’s life and death if he could find ONE!!!


33 posted on 03/16/2012 9:02:17 AM PDT by SMARTY ("The man who has no inner-life is a slave to his surroundings. "Henri Frederic Amiel)
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To: advertising guy
here is an example......adapter.....in Texas we call is an A dapter vs an adapter

Yep. Umbrella = UM-brilla. Ambulance = AM-bih - laynce.

34 posted on 03/16/2012 9:11:52 AM PDT by Albion Wilde ("The facts of life are Tory." -- Margaret Thatcher)
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To: Psycho_Bunny

Pre-approved by the White Hut.

I see it as an affirmation of the recently passed law against protesting. “See, we don’t discriminate, we even arrested our hero, Clooney”.

COming to a Tea Party demonstration near you.

I want to see how many SEIU thugs protesting in front of CEO homes are thrown in jail before I pay any more attention to this stunt.


35 posted on 03/16/2012 9:18:08 AM PDT by SueRae (Tale of 2 Towers - First, Isengaard (GOP-e), then, the Tower of Sauron on 11.06.2012)
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To: Albion Wilde

Loved that movie but you’re right..Duvall wuld have been perfect. And a world class tango dancer at that. :-)


36 posted on 03/16/2012 9:22:01 AM PDT by SueRae (Tale of 2 Towers - First, Isengaard (GOP-e), then, the Tower of Sauron on 11.06.2012)
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To: katana

That is exactly what I was thinking! Those are some pretty scary shoulders


37 posted on 03/16/2012 9:46:25 AM PDT by chae (I was anti-Obama before it was cool)
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To: maggief

Please don’t help promote Clooney by posting articles on him here.


38 posted on 03/16/2012 9:50:29 AM PDT by Noamie
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To: maggief

Is that photoshopped? Look at her shoulders. Looks like a linebacker.


39 posted on 03/16/2012 9:53:49 AM PDT by Netizen (Path to citizenship = Scamnesty. If you give it away, more will come. Who's pilfering your wallet?)
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To: Noamie

100 Sudanese were asked for comments about George Clooney’s arrest. 100 Sudanese said “George who”?


40 posted on 03/16/2012 10:00:40 AM PDT by Clink (Conservatives believe it when they see it. Liberals see it when they believe it.)
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To: Clink
100 Sudanese said “George who”?

Nah, they said, "We loved him on 'Facts of Life'"

41 posted on 03/16/2012 10:03:44 AM PDT by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: Albion Wilde

Agreed. I can’t stand Looney Clooney, but I loved that movie and still do.


42 posted on 03/16/2012 10:32:28 AM PDT by Gator113 (** President Newt Gingrich-"Our beloved republic deserves nothing less." ~Just livin' life, my way~)
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To: Albion Wilde

If you were married to Holly Hunter you’d be stoic also, but not “wooden”.


43 posted on 03/16/2012 11:45:03 AM PDT by steve8714 (Clay...Carnahan...who is the least of these?)
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To: SMARTY; windcliff
Media whore!

Was this performance just a Fluke?

44 posted on 03/16/2012 11:56:41 AM PDT by I Drive Too Fast
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To: RexBeach

Yep. Maybe this is when we’re supposed to start chanting: “Free George Clooney! The whole world’s watching!” *rolls eyes*


45 posted on 03/16/2012 7:21:27 PM PDT by Finny ("The rules are made for people who aren't willing to make up their own." -- C. Yeager)
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To: Jonty30
...Christian Bale was willing to be arrested by the Chinese government.

Really? I didn't know that. I'll have to search it.

All I know is that Christian Bale IS Batman. None of the others, not even Michael Keaton (who was a great Batman) has anything on him.

*sigh* I'm such a romantic. I bet Michelle was thinking about Clooney, "He's a lot shorter that I thought he'd be!"

46 posted on 03/16/2012 7:25:44 PM PDT by Finny ("The rules are made for people who aren't willing to make up their own." -- C. Yeager)
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To: Finny

He actually didn’t get arrested, when he went to see a Chinese activist, but he did put himself in the position where he could have gotten arrested.

Him and his driver had to keep driving around, until they lost interest.


47 posted on 03/16/2012 10:02:31 PM PDT by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults.)
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