I have always been one of the first people to defend showbiz stars right to speak out on political issues, as they are, for the most part, informed Americans. They are "employees" the same as the rest of us and many major decisions affect them as well - maybe more due to receiving such grandiose wages.
I have heard Jon Voight ramble on in recent months, and to say I was not impressed is an understatement. There are times I want to thump someone in the head and give them the reality check they so justly deserve. But after watching this video, I have come to the conclusion - there is NO hope for people like this.
Again, throwing out the word "socialism" seems to make anyone a hero with the rethugs. They still don't and never will GET IT!!
There are so many statements he makes that are bold faced lies...but again, when it is stated on Faux Noise, it is taken as pure fact. He states the Stimulus bill failed - he just forgot that Bush passed the first bill, which has been spent. The second package has yet to be distributed in total. The banks have now returned $4 billion to the federal coffers from this stimulus - that does not sound like a FAIL to me.
Voight also makes the statement that Obama is telling us what cars we can drive. Again, he is not mandating that we drive anything, he is trying to make it more economical and ecologically better for all. Cars are still available - what is he seeing here?
Then Huckabee brings up the teleconference call with 1000 ecumenical leaders (I honestly was unaware of this), but I say "so what?" Bush invoked God at every turn, something I am not in favor of at all. Voight comes off to me as another right wing racist.
I was looking at the faces in this audience - mostly all young people. Sycophants that cannot think for themselves and have to be spoon fed any information that they feed off and perpetuate.
If I were a "movie star" I am sure I could afford the best health care, and even faded movie idols can stay in nursing homes paid for by their union. Are they so distanced from reality to not notice what is going on around them, the people who cannot even afford to go to the doctor or those who don't go because they don't want to face mounting bills? This attitude of not being able to choose their own doctor - BULLSHIT. The thought that the government will make all medical decisions for them - BULLSHIT. The act of rationing health care - BULLSHIT. And my favorite, death panels...BULLSHIT. Some of these people need to read their contracts with their health care providers, most if not all already have the exact same statement, regarding end of life consultations. Check out United Healthcare - it has been in their contracts for years. Major fukktards - these people can be.
I think I now understand why Jon Voight has an estranged relationship with his daughter Angelina Jolie. She even recognizes that he is an idiot. Just a note, Angelina Jolie stated quite a while ago, what wonderful medical care her mother received in France, while undergoing cancer treatments. Hmmm, makes me wonder!
So, any more famous movie stars out there, speak up - I have no problem at all...just make sense and be accurate in your statements.
Later.....I'm in a cleaning frenzy...........
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