Friday, March 24, 2017

I Didn't Say It ...

Chris Evans, actor, on _____’s win and on whether actors should “speak up” politically”:

“I feel rage [that _____ won]. I feel fury. It’s unbelievable. People were just so desperate to hear someone say that someone is to blame. They were just so happy to hear that someone was angry. Hear someone say that Washington sucks. They just want something new without actually understanding. I mean, guys like Steve Bannon—Steve Bannon!—this man has no place in politics. Look, I’m in a business where you’ve got to sell tickets. But, my God, I would not be able to look at myself in the mirror if I felt strongly about something and didn’t speak up. I think it’s about how you speak up. We’re allowed to disagree. If I state my case and people don’t want to go see my movies as a result, I’m okay with that.”

I don’t get why some people are pissy about actors speaking out. They have a pulpit; I have a pulpit—this bloggy thing; we all have a pulpit—our mouths.
And we all have a right to speak up.
I’ll stand by Chris and not just because he’s hot.
President _____, pulling a Mama Grizzly Bore™ when asked what he reads:

“Well, you know, I love to read. Actually, I’m looking at a book, I’m reading a book, I’m trying to get started. Every time I do about a half a page, I get a phone call that there’s some emergency, this or that. But we’re going to see the home of Andrew Jackson today in Tennessee and I’m reading a book on Andrew Jackson. I love to read. I don’t get to read very much, Tucker, because I’m working very hard on lots of different things, including getting costs down. The costs of our country are out of control. But we have a lot of great things happening, we have a lot of tremendous things happening.”

Seriously? He makes the MGB™ look like a Mensa member.
Jake Tapper, CNN anchor, on Hair Furor and his lies:

“I’ve never really seen this level of falsehood. Just quantitatively. It’s not just ‘If you like your doctor you can keep your doctor,’ it’s conspiracy theories based on nothing that have members of his own party distancing themselves from him. Politicians lie; it wasn’t invented on January 20. The truth of the matter is that there’s no bias when it comes to facts and there’s no bias when it comes to decency. It is empirically indecent to make fun of the disabled. You don’t have to be a Democrat or a Republican or Independent or socialist or libertarian. That is just indecent. My children know better than that.”

I remember when people called Bill Clinton Teflon™ because nothing ever stuck to him; well, for _____ supporters, he must be New Improved Teflon™ because he lies, he’s lied—think of all his campaign promises he’s already broken—and yet his base is still gaga over him.
I do not get it.
Leon Panetta, former Defense Secretary and CIA Director, on the lack of evidence—seriously, no evidence—to back up _____’s lie that former President Obama wiretapped _____ Tower:
“I don't think there is any evidence here. The president frankly ought to acknowledge that a mistake was made, apologize to President Obama and move on. Move on. He's got too many other issues to deal with.”
_____ apologize? First he’d need a conscience and a heart.
Arnold Schwarzenegger, ramping up his feud with _____ about his approval ratings and his budget proposal:

“Oh, Donald — the ratings are in, and you got swamped. Wow. Now you’re in the thirties? But what do you expect? I mean, when you take away after-school programs for children and Meals on wheels for the poor people, that’s not what you call ‘making America great again’. Come on!”

Look, I am no fan of Schwarzenegger’s—remember, he’s the Gropenator—but I do love that he’s rattling _____’s toupee.


the dogs' mother said...

"I'm looking at a book." OMG

Anonymous said...

What's he reading, Picture Books for Dummies?


Mitchell is Moving said...

"I'm looking at a book. I'm reading a book. I'm trying to get started." I can't stand it!!!!!!

Anyway, I'm not a fan of Arnold either, but I sure have been enjoying his hits at Cheeto Face. Politics makes strange bedfellows, doesn't it?!?

anne marie in philly said...

"I'm looking at a book" - must be a dick & jane picture book.

Toni said...

I saw a good book just the other day!

Debra She Who Seeks said...

I agree. Actors have just as much right as anyone else to express their political opinions. On whatever side of the fence. But we all need to remember that their opinions are worth no more than anyone else's too.

Raybeard said...

Obama's telling silence in the face of extreme provocation is an object lesson on 'How to do Statesmanship'. Just imagine D.T. not reacting at all if anyone dared to call HIM "sick" - and furthermore, not even apologising for making the now 'accepted-as-false-by-everybody-else' accusation re wiretapping in the first place!

Helen Lashbrook said...

Looking at a book? My bigliest ABC perhaps?