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  • Barbra Streisand Lectures: 'It Is Time We Grew Up as a Nation' and Elected Hillary

    03/29/2016 2:15:56 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 83 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | March 29, 2016 | Melissa Mullins
    Singer, actress and liberal activist Barbara Streisand is trying to play the “I Am Woman, Hear Me Roar” gender card on behalf of her pal and Democratic presidential front-runner, Hillary Clinton. Streisand recently penned an op-ed in The Huffington Post last week, and how Clinton faces “outright sexism” in the presidential race. Very original. We haven’t heard that one before. She starts with the question, “Why is it that today even a woman as impressive as Hillary Clinton is judged not by her merits and extensive resume alone, but held to a pernicious double standard?” She writes that 22 years...
  • Barbra Streisand on Gender Inequality: 'Even Female Mice Are Discriminated Against!'

    12/14/2015 12:32:37 PM PST · by Zakeet · 27 replies
    Brietbart ^ | December 12, 2015 | Kipp Jones
    Speaking at an event for women in Los Angeles this week, Barbra Streisand complained that society is so misogynistic, even female laboratory mice are being discriminated against. "Gender discrimination drives me crazy," said the multiple Grammy and Academy award-winning actress and singer. "Women are still treated as second-class citizens when it comes to equal pay in the workplace and equal representation in Congress." [Snip] Streisand, who has made contributions toward heart disease research for nearly three decades, then spoke out about gender inequality in medical research. "Gender inequality even extends to mice in the labs," she said. "They're all male!"...
  • Bitter Barbra Streisand Out To DESTROY HILLARY CLINTON! (in shocking new "tell all" book)

    06/01/2015 1:02:31 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 99 replies
    National Enquirer ^ | June 1, 2015 | Steve Herz
    BARBRA STREISAND will use her upcoming autobiography to blow up archenemy Hillary Clintons White House campaign, The National ENQUIRER has exclusively learned. The $25 million tell-all is due to be published in 2017, but sources said the devious diva will leak a sensational account about her long-rumored affair with former President Bill Clinton just ahead of the 2016 election! Barbra is out to torpedo Hillarys campaign! a source told The ENQUIRER. She doesnt get angry, she gets even."
  • The grass IS greener in Hollywood: Aerial photos expose how [J Lo and Streisand] waste water...

    05/10/2015 4:56:39 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 30 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | 5/10/15 | Ashley Collman
    Experts estimate there will be less than a year's worth of drinking water in California reservoir's at the end of 2015 Yet the rich and famous of Los Angeles continue to water their lawns with apparently no concern for conservation Photographer John Chapple recently went out in a helicopter to photography the ever-green lawns of Kim Kardashian, Barbara Streisand and Petra Eccelstone among others
  • Heres what celebrities lawns look like during Californias drought

    05/10/2015 2:43:45 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 42 replies
    nypost.com ^ | may 9, 2015 | linda massarella
    As these aerial photos from The Post prove, Hollywood celebrities likeKim Kardashian, Barbra StreisandandJennifer Lopez continue to suck up water to keep their gardens fresh and lawns green, while Southern California withers from a devastating drought. Experts predict California reservoirs have less than a years worth of drinking water left. An emergency law passed last week forces local cities to conserve water immediately. The Las Virgenes Municipal Water District, which supplies many of these elite enclaves north of Los Angeles, will have four weeks starting next month to cut water use by a staggering 36 percent. But the mandate is...
  • Sobran: My Obsession with Jews [for all who mistakenly think he is a valuable contributor]

    10/30/2003 8:04:40 AM PST · by Chancellor Palpatine · 254 replies · 4,697+ views
    Federal Observer ^ | maybe 10/30/03 | Joe Sobran
    <p>Now and then I get letters and e-mail messages asking why I am so "obsessed" with Jews and Israel. The question amuses me. It would be one thing if I often wrote about Mali, or Honduras, or Borneo, or any other nation or country most people remember only as a name from geography class.</p>
  • Hollywood stars shine for Hillary: Spielberg, Clooney, Streisand and Hanks back her..

    04/12/2015 6:25:15 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 60 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | April 12, 2015 | By Caroline Graham
    A glittering line-up of Hollywood stars is poised to back Hillary Clinton's bid to become US President by raising millions for her campaign. The former Secretary of State and wife of ex-President Bill Clinton is expected to announce her 2016 candidacy today in a video released on social media. And political pundits say plans are already in place to hold fundraising parties as early as next month. Mrs Clinton's most high-profile Hollywood backers include director Steven Spielberg, and actors George Clooney, Barbra Streisand and Tom Hanks. DreamWorks studio boss Jeffrey Katzenberg has said: 'Hillary is the best qualified candidate. She...
  • Barbra Streisand Fails to Notice That 6.6 Million Jobs Have Gone Missing

    04/08/2015 10:09:24 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    National Review ^ | 04/08/2015 | Stephen Moore
    Poor Barbra Streisand. Just last week the renowned economist (who also describes herself as a “singer,” “actress,” and “activist”) penned an opinion piece titled “Have You Heard the Good News?” about how well the economy is performing under Barack Obama. It was a pep rally of sorts, and all that was missing were the pom-poms. “President Obama’s Administration, with only opposition from the Republicans,” she gushed, “has steadily helped put more than 11 million Americans back to work in the private sector.” Then two days later the dismal jobs report for March was released. Bad timing, for sure. The statistic...
  • Streisand-Backed Measure to Block Whole Foods Wins in Malibu

    11/05/2014 4:45:57 PM PST · by rktman · 106 replies
    newsmax.com ^ | 11/5/2014 | unknown
    The ballot item, Measure R, spearheaded by actor, director and producer Rob Reiner and backed by entertainment-industry figures including Barbra Streisand, Tom Hanks and David Geffen, passed with 59 percent of the vote, according to election results released today.
  • Barbra Streisand on HuffPost: GOP Budget Cuts Stopped Ebola Vaccine

    10/15/2014 5:41:32 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 57 replies
    newsbusters ^ | october 15, 2014 | tim graham
    Streisand has a new album out of her old hits as duets, called "Partners." She didn't drag out her classic Democratic Party version of "The Way We Were." But her rabid partisanship is getting the better of her on The Huffington Post, dragging out the silly canard that "Republican budget cuts" stopped an Ebola vaccine. She was pleading with women to turn out and vote for liberals, since they're so much smarter than men.
  • The face of Americas enemies: Hollywood quislings donating to Socialist Democrats

    08/16/2014 10:10:46 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 12 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 8/16/14 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    Hollywoods enemies of American freedom are busy undermining the life we have built and hope to keep. These social parasites, who have the wherewithal to live anywhere after they complete the destruction of America, are opening their checkbooks to the Democrats who will carry out the end game for America if we let them. People like Leonardo DiCaprio, Gwyneth Paltrow, Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Barbra Streisand, whose personal lives have nothing whatsoever in common with our own, are pouring out their One percenter fortunes to force us to live as they deign we should live. In an effort to save Democrat...
  • Obama dines with Streisand, Springsteen, Kardashian and Hollywood Elite

    05/14/2014 7:55:32 PM PDT · by Syncro · 30 replies
    Tea Party Express ^ | May 14, 2014 | Staff
    Obama dines with Streisand, Springsteen, Kardashian and Hollywood Elite The contrast could not be greater! While President Obama was hobnobbing with Hollywood's liberal elite in southern California, we were in middle America rallying working-class Americans to vote in the midterm elections. President Obama claims to represent the working class, yet has never had a real job and prefers the company of liberal celebrities like Barabra Streisand, Steven Spielberg, Kim Kardashian, and Bruce Springsteen. The President's hypocrisy could be smelt all the way in Minneapolis, MN where Diana Nagy was joined on stage by patriotic Americans President Obama was...
  • Steve Wynn: Clooney is mollycoddled

    05/03/2014 8:40:25 PM PDT · by Usagi_yo · 15 replies
    NYP ^ | 5/2/2014 | Ian Mohr
    ...Theyre mollycoddled, theyre highly privileged, Wynn said of stars like Clooney. We are talking about successful artists like George, Barbra Streisand they live in a relatively small world, the people around them are very solicitous and caring of them...
  • Media Matters Employees Are Now Publicly Attacking Their Bosses

    04/29/2014 12:31:24 PM PDT · by TexasCajun · 28 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 04/29/2014 | Christopher Bedford
    Media Matters employees are furious that their bosses are trying to keep them from unionizing. A union-organizing committee at the liberal group released a statement Monday slamming their employers for the unexpected and unexplained path our leadership has taken in response to our efforts to unionize, adding that the actions of Media Matters executives have placed employees in the impossible position of continuing to produce content espousing pro-labor values for an employer who is challenging our right to unionize.
  • Barbra Streisand infuriated decorators with her demands in renovation of Malibu mansion

    11/27/2013 1:06:03 PM PST · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 81 replies
    nydailynews.com ^ | 11/27/13 | BY MARIANNE GARVEY, BRIAN NIEMIETZ AND LACHLAN CARTWRIGHT Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/ent
    Barbra Streisand infuriated decorators with her demands in renovation of Malibu mansion Gov. Cuomo is the People's choice, and lets brother Chris hear about it; Jon Voight won't be seeing grandkids on Thanksgiving Barbra Streisands diva ways apparently extend from her performances to her palace. Sources tell Confidenti@l the Grammy Award-winner made ridiculous and patronizing demands on interior decorators who recently worked on her $100 million Malibu mansion. We have learned The Send in the Clowns singer allegedly behaved like one by constantly squabbling with workers over prices, refusing to eat while decorators were in her house, and barring workers...
  • 14 Principled Anti-War Celebrities We Fear May Have Been Kidnapped

    09/06/2013 3:44:05 PM PDT · by barmag25 · 74 replies
    buzzfeed ^ | 09/06/13 | JohnEkdahl
    Our government is yet again marching us towards a war of choice in the Middle East and our non-partisan, peace-loving celebrities have gone missing since late 2008. We fear the worst. 1. Sheryl Crow LAST KNOWN PRE-2009 COMMUNICATION: I think war is based in greed and there are huge karmic retributions that will follow. I think war is never the answer to solving any problems. The best way to solve problems is to not have enemies. Sheryl Crow 2. Bruce Springsteen LAST KNOWN PRE-2009 COMMUNICATION: War. What is it good for? Absolutely nothing. Bruce Springsteen
  • Ed Asner Explains Hollywood Silence on Obama, Syria: They 'Don't Want to Feel Anti-Black'

    09/06/2013 9:27:43 PM PDT · by oxcart · 65 replies
    The Hollywood Reporter ^ | 09/06/2013 | Paul Bond
    In 2003, ahead of a U.S. attack on Iraq, a robust anti-war movement in Hollywood included [2] a TV commercial starring Martin Sheen and Sean Penn visiting Baghdad. There were online petitions signed by Ed Asner; letters to President George W. Bush pleading for peace were signed by Matt Damon, Tim Robbins, Barbra Streisand and Alec Baldwin; former M*A*S*H star Mike Farrell fronted multiple press conferences where celebrities denounced war. In interviews, Janeane Garofalo stopped identifying herself as an actor -- she preferred to be called a member of the U.S. anti-war movement. The good news for President Barack Obama...
  • 10 Musicians Who Should Be Blacklisted By Conservatives

    05/28/2013 5:06:49 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 155 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 28, 2013 | John Hawkins
    <p>Republicans spend too much time complaining about liberals boycotting the advertisers on conservatives shows and not enough time doing the same thing to the Left. If movie stars trash conservatives, we should be very publicly telling people we're not going to their films and we should take credit if they bomb. If a corporate CEO embraces liberalism, don't buy that companys products and tell the world why you're doing it. Let him explain to his board of directors why standing up for gay marriage or abortion was worth losing millions of dollars. Seventy percent of the country is Christian, roughly half the country supports the Republican Party and forty percent of Americans are conservative. There are a lot of businesses, artists and musicians who simply cannot survive without the support of people like us. The only reason they dare to trash us or publicly support people who hate our guts is because we all too often shrug our shoulders and then willingly hand over our money to people who despise us.</p>
  • Barbra Streisand Expected to Perform Publicly in Israel for the First Time

    05/20/2013 9:44:03 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 11 replies
    Jewish Journal ^ | May 20, 2013 | Danielle Berrin
    Babs is heading to the Holy Land next month for two major events in her long and legendary career: On June 17, she will receive an honorary doctorate from Hebrew University and, during the same visit, she is expected to perform publicly in Israel for the very first time. According to a press release, the university will present Streisand with the award in recognition of her humanitarianism and dedication to Israel and the Jewish people. In a statement, Hebrew University president Menahem Ben-Sasson commended Streisand's "transcendent talent," "passionate concern for equality" and "love of Israel and her Jewish heritage." Streisand...
  • Barbra Streisand asks for 'emergency contribution' from Obama supporters...Democrats panicking?

    10/22/2012 12:32:49 PM PDT · by Justaham · 58 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | 10/22/12 | Hollie McKay
    Original title: Barbra Streisand asks for 'emergency contribution' from Obama supporters: Are Hollywood Democrats panicking? ----------------------------------- With the Presidential election just two weeks away, prominent Hollywood Democrat Barbra Streisand has sent an emergency email to the entire Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) mailing list, urging all recipients to dig deep into their pockets for last minute Obama campaign donations, according to The Hollywood Reporter The Democratic Party urgently needs your help. Were just weeks from the most important election in a generation and every single thing Democrats like you and I spent a lifetime fighting for is on the line....
  • Conservative arrested after blogging about convicted bomber Brett Kimberlin

    06/03/2012 9:42:29 AM PDT · by Jeff Chandler · 26 replies
    Examiner.com ^ | May 29, 2012 | Joe Newby
    After a contentious court hearing with convicted bomber Brett Kimberlin, conservative blogger Aaron Walker was taken into custody, The Blaze reported Tuesday. [snip] In 1981, Kimberlin was sentenced to 50 years in federal prison for a long list of crimes, including the 1978 terrorist bombing that brutally maimed Vietnam veteran Carl DeLong. He served 17 years in prison before being released. Since then, he has become a liberal activist whose work has been funded in part, by George Soros' Tides Foundation, Barbra Streisand and Teresa Heinz Kerry. On May 25, The Blaze published a lengthy expose on Kimberlin, detailing his...
  • George Clooney's Obama Fundraiser Uses Star Power With A Twist

    05/09/2012 8:42:58 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 7 replies
    LATimes ^ | May 10, 2012 | Rebecca Keegan
    George Clooney's Obama Fundraiser Uses Star Power With A Twist Clooney's Obama fundraiser is expected to raise $15 million, mostly from general public donations for a chance to attend. It comes as fundraising changes. President Barack Obama talks with actor George Clooney outside the Oval Office in 2010. (Pete Souza, The White House / October 12, 2010) By Rebecca Keegan May 10, 2012 As political fundraisers go, it's set to be an "Avengers"-sized blockbuster: One hundred and fifty wealthy Democrats will dine with President Obama at George Clooney's Studio City home Thursday night, at a party that organizers expect to...
  • Breaking: New Herman Cain Accuser to Come Forward (CNN)

    11/28/2011 1:51:52 PM PST · by parksstp · 48 replies
    CNN Situation Room ^ | 2011-11-28 | CNN
    In an interview with Wolf Blitzer, Herman Cain said a new accuser would be coming forward to accuse him of having a 13-year affair with him. No links yet as the story is currently breaking and details are still being released. Apparentally a Georgia TV station has the exclusive.
  • Elizabeth Warren and Barbra Streisand fight for the downtrodden at $5,000 a pop

    11/03/2011 11:08:11 AM PDT · by martosko · 3 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 11/03/2011 | Caroline May
    Occupy Wall Street sweetheart and Massachusetts Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren spent Tuesday evening hobnobbing with Hollywood celebrities and fundraising for her campaign at the home of Emmy Award-winning television producer Norman Lear, The Daily Caller has confirmed. Dubbing Warren liberal Hollywoods new It girl, The Hollywood Reporters Tina Daunt wrote last month that Lear and his wife Linda would be co-hosting an event for Warren, featuring such stars as Barbra Streisand, Rhea Perlman, Danny DeVito and Hans Zimmer. Attending the event required a donation of between $1,000 and $5,000, continuing Warrens trend of raising money outside the state...
  • Vid- Streisand:Glad Hillary Wasnt First Woman President They Would Have Blamed Her Gender

    12/17/2010 7:52:49 AM PST · by blog.Eyeblast.tv · 12 replies
    Barbra Streisand appeared on Larry King Live and said in a way she was glad Hillary Clinton wasnt the first female president, because in this economic crisis, they would have probably blamed her gender. Of course, she, along with the countless others in Hollywood, cannot go one interview without mentioning Bush, or the 8 years preceding. Its a rather odd love-affair they seem to have with the former president.
  • Streisand glad Hillary not first female prez: They'd have 'blamed her gender' for economic crisis

    12/16/2010 8:15:49 AM PST · by Rufus2007 · 30 replies · 1+ views
    The Daily Caller ^ | December 16, 2010 | Jeff Poor
    On Wednesdays broadcast of Larry King Live on CNN, the second-to-final show for host Larry King, singer Barbra Streisand explained why she left the country during Novembers midterm. I went to Europe because of this last election, she said. I couldnt face I didnt want to be here for this bloodbath. There was no reason for the Republicans to win that many seats in the House, I didnt think. And that was a you know, a mistake on the Democrats part for not getting their message across, not communicating all that theyve done thats good. ...more (w/video)...
  • Babs Streisand:Elections Should be Won -- Not Bought, But Has Contributed Over $600k

    02/24/2010 5:36:07 AM PST · by Rufus2007 · 17 replies · 663+ views
    Newsbusters ^ | February 24, 2010 | Jeff Poor
    Really Barbra Streisand, you didn't think anyone would check? Perhaps she is worried about having her influence diminished now that there are players on the block that can match her wealth and then some. But Streisand in a 682-word screed published on the Huffington Post on Feb. 23 railed against "entrenched special interests" that can now give money to political campaigns. "Over the last year, however, frustration has given way to anger as voters have witnessed the inability of our lawmakers to make progress on issues like health care reform, financial regulation, and energy policy," Streisand wrote. "This inaction is...
  • Maureen Dowd - "Less Spocky, More Rocky"

    09/10/2009 7:46:26 PM PDT · by machogirl · 92 replies · 3,434+ views
    barbra streisand ^ | sept. 10, 2009 | maureen dowd
    As soon as I started covering Barack Obama, I knew he was going to be trouble. Not Global Trouble, like W. and Dick Cheney. Or Hanky-Panky Trouble, like Bill Clinton and John Edwards. Or Tedious Trouble, like John Kerry and Michael Dukakis. He was going to be the kind of guy who whipped you up and then, when you were all excited, left you flat, and then, when you were deflated and exasperated and time was running out, ensorcelled you again with some sparkly fairy dust. Its an irritating pattern. Not as puerile as Bill Clintons pattern of wasting time...
  • Streisand says Obama is intelligent and smart

    02/03/2009 5:04:01 PM PST · by slomark · 29 replies · 780+ views
    (There is a perfect image for this story!)This may be obvious and apparent, but Barbra Streisand is redundant and repetitive. It was the most thrilling thing to watch this man Obama, Barack Obama, become the president of United States, Streisand said. Its such a wonderful thing for our country and our world. Hes so intelligent and so smart. She made her reiterative comment while promoting the DVD release of her 25-year old flopped and failed movie Yentl. Barbra Streisand, nutcase. But now that we think about it, that seems to be a little redundant, too.
  • Streisand, President Bush Share Awkward Smooch

    12/08/2008 5:50:52 AM PST · by rightwingintelligentsia · 27 replies · 1,486+ views
    AP Via FoxNews ^ | December 8, 2008
    WASHINGTON -- Barbra Streisand got an awkward kiss on the cheek from the president, and yes, she gave him a smooch back. Streisand, a vocal critic of President George W. Bush, was a guest Sunday at the White House just before one of Washington's few A-list events: the Kennedy Center Honors.
  • Streisand to Sing for Obama (His goose is cooked now!)

    09/08/2008 1:48:45 PM PDT · by freelancer · 59 replies · 361+ views
    Barbra Streisand will be among the headliners at a fund-raiser for Barack Obama on Sept. 16, where she will perform for the presidential candidate at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel. The plans for the event were outlined this morning and Streisand confirmed that she would take the stage. The hotel ballroom holds an estimated 700 people. more... (but who cares anyway)
  • People, people who need people and hope and change and something something (Babs for Obama)

    07/02/2008 4:17:09 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies · 59+ views
    Bear in mind while reading this offal that the arsehat author of this nonsense lives in this house: OK, so away we go: "Barack has awakened in many of us the notion that we can again be hopeful, enabling us to believe that we are capable of lifting our brothers and sisters out of poverty, of providing quality education for all our children, of ending this unjust war in Iraq and bringing our troops home safely." Dude, are you kidding me? What in the holy hell would you know about poverty? Try working for a non profit for a while....
  • Republican Attempt to Steal California's Votes

    09/18/2007 1:24:44 PM PDT · by presidio9 · 70 replies · 174+ views
    Barbrastreisand.com ^ | 09/09/07 | Barbra Streisand
    Karl Rove may have resigned as the Presidents chief strategist, but the dirty and secretive tricks that have characterized the Republican Party in recent years are still here to stay. Leading California Republicans are promoting a dishonest initiative that steals electoral votes from California, a democratic state. Republicans attempting to steal votes in a major election? This smells all too familiar. The initiative, crafted by a lawyer for the California Republican Party and member of the group misleadingly called "Californians for Equal Representation, proposes to divide California's electoral votes based on results in each congressional district, rather than award the...
  • Barbra Streisand receives French medal ("You are the America that we love")

    06/28/2007 8:54:35 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 38 replies · 1,211+ views
    Yahoo! News ^ | June 28, 2007
    PARIS - Barbra Streisand performed her first-ever concert in France this week and was rewarded with a medal of the Legion of Honor. French President Nicolas Sarkozy awarded the medal to Streisand in a ceremony Thursday, the first time he has bestowed the honor since taking over from Jacques Chirac last month. "You are the America that we love," said Sarkozy, who is seen as more U.S.-friendly than Chirac. "Women like you ... do a lot to bring our two peoples together." Onlookers included French crooner Charles Aznavour and actor Alain Delon. Sarkozy's wife, Cecilia, went to Streisand's sole...
  • Barbra Streisand cancels Rome concert

    05/28/2007 8:39:36 AM PDT · by george76 · 12 replies · 476+ views
    yahoo ^ | May 28
    Barbra Streisand canceled her concert in Rome next month a move that followed protests by Italian consumer groups angered by what they said were excessively high ticket prices. "We met with unexpected production delays," ...tour promoter Michael Cohl . "We deeply apologize to the fans in Rome," Cohl said... Organizers were not immediately available Monday morning for further comment. Last week, consumer groups Codacons and Adusbef protested as "absurd and shameful" ticket prices ranging from just under $200 to more than $1,200, calling on authorities to deny Streisand use of the 24,000-seat stadium. The stadium "is public property and...
  • Streisand's Rome concert canned amid pricing protests

    05/26/2007 11:52:49 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 40 replies · 1,529+ views
    Streisand's Rome concert canned amid pricing protests Last Updated: Saturday, May 26, 2007 | 10:53 AM ET CBC Arts The Rome kickoff to Barbra Streisand's upcoming European tour has apparently been scrapped, amid a brouhaha by Italian consumer groups over high ticket prices for the famed performer's show. The cancellation of the June 15 show which would have been Streisand's first ever in Italy has nothing to do with the current controversy, a spokeswoman for Concert Promotions International told Reuters. Organizers cited production difficulties as the reason the Rome concert has been scrapped. On Streisand's official website Saturday...
  • Streisand criticized for high tix prices

    05/22/2007 3:09:40 PM PDT · by Paleo Conservative · 27 replies · 801+ views
    YAHOO! News ^ | Tue May 22, 2007 | Staff
    ROME - Italian consumer groups want authorities to cancel Barbra Streisand's concert in Rome next month because of excessive ticket prices. The Adusbef and Codacons groups urged the city of Rome and the Italian Olympic Committee to deny permission for Streisand to perform at the Stadio Flaminio on June 15. It is the 65-year-old singer's first-ever concert in Italy and the start of her European tour. The ticket prices, which range from just under $200 to more than $1,200, are "absurd and shameful," the groups said in a statement Monday. The 24,000-seat stadium, owned by the city and managed...
  • US generals will quit if Bush orders Iran attack

    02/24/2007 4:37:37 PM PST · by Pokey78 · 266 replies · 8,578+ views
    The Sunday Times (U.K.) ^ | 02/25/07 | Michael Smith and Sarah Baxter
    SOME of Americas most senior military commanders are prepared to resign if the White House orders a military strike against Iran, according to highly placed defence and intelligence sources. Tension in the Gulf region has raised fears that an attack on Iran is becoming increasingly likely before President George Bush leaves office. The Sunday Times has learnt that up to five generals and admirals are willing to resign rather than approve what they consider would be a reckless attack. There are four or five generals and admirals we know of who would resign if Bush ordered an attack on Iran,...
  • Barbra Streisand says she likes Hillary, and Obama and Edwards

    02/05/2007 12:39:47 PM PST · by SmithL · 31 replies · 626+ views
    Malibu -- Barbra Streisand likes what she sees in the Democratic race for the presidency, so much so that she's giving money to three candidates. Streisand, a friend and supporter of former President Clinton, has previously made contributions to the successful U.S. Senate campaigns of Clinton's wife, Hillary. This time, the actress said in a statement released Monday, she's giving money not only to the New York senator but to former Sen. John Edwards of North Carolina and Sen. Barack Obama of Illinois. "I'm very excited about the strength of the Democratic field for the 2008 presidential election, and I'm...
  • Concertgoer Throws Drink at Streisand

    10/31/2006 8:55:57 PM PST · by JRios1968 · 14 replies · 458+ views
    SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) The funny girl wasn't laughing. Barbra Streisand had a drink lobbed at her Monday after a mid-concert skit poking fun at President Bush. Streisand's publicist, Dick Guttman, said a paper cup filled with some sort of liquid was thrown on stage but apparently did not hit Streisand during her second performance in this Fort Lauderdale suburb.
  • Here They Go Again...

    10/31/2006 7:35:28 AM PST · by presidio9 · 60 replies · 1,415+ views
    Barbrastreisand.com ^ | 10/23/06 | Barbra Streisand
    Here they go againfrustrated by plummeting approval ratings and the relentless scandals, the Republicans have a new ad coming out, just in time for next months election, that is determined to provoke fear and panic in American voters. As Herman Goering was quoted at the Nuremberg trials, voice or no voice, the people can always be brought to the bidding of the leaders. That is easy. All you have to do is tell them they are being attacked, and denounce the pacifists for lack of patriotism, and exposing the country to greater danger." The new ad essentially repeats the Republican...
  • Simple Things We All Can Do To Help Stop Global Warming

    10/30/2006 1:42:47 PM PST · by presidio9 · 125 replies · 3,670+ views
    Barbrastreisand.com ^ | 10/18/06 | Barbra Streisand
    Below is a link to a great article from The NY Times titled Beyond Fossil Fuels by Robert B. Semple Jr. The piece acknowledges that while stopping global warming is an overwhelming and daunting task, everyone has the power to make a difference by making simple, conscious decisions in their every day lives. The Streisand Foundation supports the non-profit group Earth Day Network, and they have compiled a list of a few easy ways you can conserve energy and help protect the environment from further deterioration: 1) Change old, incandescent lights to newer energy-saving models (compact fluorescent lights), turn off...
  • Streisand: Vote on Election Day!

    10/16/2006 1:20:53 PM PDT · by presidio9 · 39 replies · 559+ views
    Barbrastreisand.com ^ | October 13, 2006 Bar | Barbara Streisand
    As I have been traveling through the country on my musical tour, I have been thinking about the upcoming election, which is less than a month away. So far, I have been in Pennsylvania, Ohio, New York and currently I am in Washington DC, the epicenter of political activity in our country. It has been a while since I communicated through a statement on my website, since I have been busy preparing for the tour. But I have been following the various congressional and senate races by reading the local newspapers in these states, and once again it is so...
  • Why The Streisand I Once Knew Was Never Obscene

    10/13/2006 8:27:10 PM PDT · by Valin · 87 replies · 3,236+ views
    Toward Tradition ^ | Rabbi Daniel Lapin
    The Barbra Streisand whom my wife and I knew during the 1980s never used unrefined language, let alone an obscene expletive. She certainly would never have deliberately dropped the F-bomb in public. This week, after a twelve-year absence from the concert circuit, Barbra Streisand delighted a capacity crowd at New Yorks Madison Square Garden as she crooned her way through her popular repertoire. Just after she sang I Stayed Too Long at the Fair she launched into what was intended to be a funny skit with a celebrity impersonator playing President George W. Bush as a bumbling idiot. Many in...
  • Barbra Streisand Ejected from Movie Theater

    10/13/2006 12:18:53 PM PDT · by rockbobster · 40 replies · 1,575+ views
    StaggerOn.org ^ | 10-13-2006 | StaggerOn.org
    Barbra Streisand Ejected from Movie Theater La Jolla, CA - Barbra Streisand was recently ejected from a movie theater for sneaking food hidden in her blouse into the establishment . The incident occured at the Landmark Theatre La Jolla Village Cinema in La Jolla, a community north of San Diego. Ms. Streisand was seen by an usher to remove a flapjack from the inside of her blouse and start chewing on it. "It is definitely a policy of our theater chain that patrons do not take in food from outside, and when they do we ask them to leave", said...
  • Was Streisand Cursing a Fan - Or Calling For Dem Takeover?

    10/10/2006 4:57:10 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 56 replies · 2,755+ views
    Today Show/NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    by Mark Finkelstein October 10, 2006 - 07:42 Have a look at this screen capture from the opening of this morning's 'Today': Barbra Streisand says "SEND IN THE #$&!! CLOWNS" Since 'Today' only offered a tease, it was hard to know just what Babs had been up to. Was she cursing out a fan or, perhaps, calling for a takeover of power by her team of Nancy Pelosi, Harry Reid, John Conyers, Henry Waxman et. al? Turns out the correct answer was 'A' - cursing a fan. According to this New York Post article, VULGAR BABS RIPS BUSH - AND...
  • Music Overpowers the Missteps, of Which There Were Many (Streisand Review)

    10/10/2006 2:31:38 AM PDT · by BlessedBeGod · 35 replies · 1,374+ views
    The New York Times ^ | October 10, 2006 | Stephen Holden
    ...The biggest miscalculation was the appearance, late in the show, of a George W. Bush impersonator (Steve Bridges) who Ms. Streisand, an ardent Democrat, interrogated in a tone that tried to be witty, and failed... The tepid segment mercifully ended... When Ms. Streisand stopped talking and started singing, she was her old self... She should realize that sounding like an imperfect human being is more expressive than trying to sound like God... A Barbra Streisand concert should be about singing. Thats what people really want. The rest they tolerate out of respect for her gigantic talent...
  • DNA May Implicate Malibu Stars' Toilets ("This is going to get messy.")

    10/04/2006 11:22:08 AM PDT · by Mr. Brightside · 36 replies · 2,010+ views
    AP ^ | 10/4/06
    Today: October 04, 2006 at 11:10:13 PDT DNA May Implicate Malibu Stars' Toilets By NOAKI SCHWARTZ ASSOCIATED PRESS MALIBU, Calif. (AP) - Just whose waste is fouling the most star-studded stretch of the Southern California coast? Los Angeles County officials intend to find out, and if the evidence leads back to the toilets of some of Hollywood's rich and famous, the sewage could really hit the fan. "This is going to get messy," predicts Mark Pestrella, the public works official assigned to the project. Environmentalists and health officials suspect Malibu homeowners' leaky septic tanks are allowing what gets flushed down...
  • Barbra's having a very bad hair day! (BABS IS STARTING TO LOOK LIKE HER POLITICS!!)

    08/07/2006 6:59:37 PM PDT · by paulat · 130 replies · 6,203+ views
    The Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 8/4/06 | Clemmie Moodie
    Barbra's having a very bad hair day! By CLEMMIE MOODIE, Daily Mail 22:19pm 4th August 2006 Barbra looked glam in 1970, but sported a low maintenance look recently Meticulous is her middle name. Or has been until now. Strolling outside her Los Angeles mansion, Barbra Streisand seemed to have given her stylist the day off. And her hairdresser. And her makeup artist. Left to her own devices she slung on a dark baggy vest, tight knee-length shorts and completed her look with a frazzled pony tail. Of course, the 64-year-old singer and actress could well blame the harsh midday light...
  • H'WOOD MORONS SUDDENLY CLAM UP

    08/11/2006 9:29:08 AM PDT · by presidio9 · 111 replies · 5,492+ views
    NY Post ^ | August 11, 2006 | Andrea Peyser
    STRANGE and unfamiliar sound emanated from Hollywood yesterday - total silence. It now looks as if the 9/11 attacks were just meant to be a tepid dress rehearsal for the big show. The atrocities that were narrowly averted yesterday - planes bound for our shores, to be blown up in midair by men who hate - prove one thing beyond doubt: If we care to watch our children grow up, get old enough to retire to Florida, or simply live to see another dawn, we must be vigilant. We cannot relax. The bullet we dodged whizzed by frighteningly close. That...