Skip to comments.THEY DON'T ALL STINK IN HOLLYWOOD: A LIST OF THE GOOD GUYS
Posted on 03/04/2003 12:57:05 AM PST by Cinnamon Girl
It seems like everyone has been making lists lately of all the big mouths in Hollywood who like to spew their hate speech against President Bush and share their ignorance about foreign affairs. There's even a website dedicated to the subject: www.hollywoodhalfwits.com.
But is there a Festivus for the rest of us? Little by little, conservatives, or at least supporters of President Bush, are making themselves known, sometimes against their own better judgment.
Here's a list, with quotes:
1. Shlomo Goldberg. Who is Shlomo Goldberg? Try actor Steve Bond, who played "Jimmy Lee Holt" on General Hospital. He called into the Larry Elder show on Monday to come out as a conservative, who, to top it off, was born in Israel. Steve spoke eloquently about the liberals' foolish faith in the U.N. inspectors. Someone give this guy a good role!
2. James Woods: "I like the Rumsfeld approach to things, you know. If they're not right, shoot em. Im not about appeasing any of these crappy little Arab states that want to hold us hostage with oil, you know, and decide theyre going to use terrorism or state support it." (from the Conway & Steckler show)
3. James Earl Jones: Said he doesn't oppose U.S. military action in Iraq, provided the country gets involved as soon as necessary and stays to finish the job. (from Fox News)
Kelsey Grammer: ``The thing I most respond to in the political arena is people that actually don't play politics, and I think President Bush comes from a place that is sincere.'' (from AP via NYT)
Heather Locklear: "He's a scumbag," said the vixen of "Spin City" and formerly of "Melrose Place." But Locklear was quick to clarify: She was talking about President Josiah Bartlet, played by Martin Sheen. (from the Weekly Standard)
(the following is according the the Philadelphia Enquirer:)
Babylon Five's Tracy Scoggins
Senator-turned-Law-&-Order-star Fred Thompson: "Thank goodness we have a President with the courage to protect our country."
Libertarians: Drew Carey, Lisa Kennedy, Kurt Russell, Penn and Teller, Tommy Chong, Russell Means
John Malkovich: caused an outcry last summer when he told a group of Cambridge students he'd like to shoot a certain anti-Israel, anti-American member of Parliament.
Conservative Everybody Loves Raymond star Patricia Heaton is honorary chairperson of Feminists for Life.
Emma Caulfield, who plays Anya on Buffy the Vampire Slayer: "Identifies herself as a Republican, and has said she would take a break from acting to actively campaign for Elizabeth Dole, in the event that Ms. Dole runs for president again in a future election." (from Internet Movie Database)
Ron Silver: "I kind of like Rumsfeld's 'old Europe versus the new Europe,' and we saw it in the last two weeks, with France and Germany, who were not with us on June 6, 1944, I don't know why we expect them to be with us today."
R. Lee Ermey, a former Marine who played the scary drill sergeant in Full Metal Jacket: "Once again, Barbra Streisand has opened her alligator-sized mouth wide before her hummingbird brain has had a chance to catch up. Ms. Streisand does not speak for me or many other folks in this business."
Bruce Willis, White House spokesman for children in foster care: Willis purchased 12,000 boxes of girl Scout cookies from his 8-year-old daughter Tallulah Belle to support military personnel serving in the Middle East. His cookies were given to Marines and Sailors onboard the amphibious assault ship USS Wasp, the aircraft carrier USS John F. Kennedy, and Army and Air Force personnel in Afghanistan.
Arnold Schwarzenegger: may run as a Republican for governor of California.
Dennis Miller on Hardball: Matthews: Did you vote for him? Miller: Yes I did. Matthews: First time you voted Republican? I feel like Im Brian Lamb here. Miller: Well, you know, a gentleman doesnt kiss and tell. Ill tell you about Bush, but I, you know I- Matthews: Are you a lifelong Republican or a lifelong Democrat? Miller: I was a lifelong Democrat for a long time. Matthews: Did you switch for Bush? Miller: Well I switched for other reasons. I began to find the dialogue on the left side of it to be getting a little strident."
Norm McDonald: where is he?
Charlton Heston on Today Show: Lauer demanded: "Have you ever gotten up one morning, read the newspaper or seen the news about a particularly horrific crime or event that involved a shooting and thought even for a second, I may be on the wrong side of this issue?"
Heston: "No I never felt that."
PLAYBOY: Are you politically active? JACKSON: I go to premieres, and folks start asking me, "How do you feel about the president?" I think, What the f**k do people care what I think about the president? I'm an actor. All those actors out there stumping for this candidate or that candidate, it's bulls**t. They don't do anything past that. They raise some money and they're out of there. Or they just voice their opinion: "That Dalai Lama is my boy." PLAYBOY: So your soapbox message is for celebrities to get off their soapboxes? JACKSON: Just pay your taxes. Stop standing up and saying, "We need to lend our money to so-and-so." You make $20 million a picture. Shut the f**k up and give them a million dollars. Don't ask Joe Everyday for $5. He might need that $5. You've got money to burn. I don't like giving my political opinions. [...] The more of a grasp I can have of myself as an everyday guy who just happens to have an unusual job, the better off my life is going to be. I don't think I'm extraordinary. And then later: "...but when people give me this bulls**t thing about being a role model [through his choice of acting roles] and my effect on society, I say bulls**t to you. If people want to know if I'm a role model, they should know that I've been married to the same woman for 19 years, I drove my daughter's car pool until she started driving, I help her with her homework. I make up beds, I take out the garbage. I graduated from college, I can read and write. I can speak correctly. I treat everyone with respect. I pay my taxes. I've never been to jail. I think that's the stuff of a role model.
I have a theory about the Hollywood left - that the more "people" you have doing stuff for you, the more detached from reality you become and the more intolerant you become of any sort of momentary discomfort. Since the goal of modern liberalism is the complete abolition of any sense of personal discomfort whatsoever, it becomes a natural fit for people who get trapped in hedonism.