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Sat Oct 5, 2013, 04:34 PM

George Clooney Explains the Shutdown



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"It's basically: 30 people in one half of one branch of the three branches of government are shutting down the government. Okay, that's how they want to play? Okay. That's fine if everybody comes to their senses before we actually destroy the economy and lose credit, full faith and credit, as they like to say. That's a big deal."

"So my sense is, cooler heads will prevail in the debt-ceiling crisis. I don't think too much will happen."

"Look, sequestration is a big deal. People like to brush it off and say nothing happened, but an awful lot of kids aren't being fed, and a lot of stuff happens that just gets swept under the rug."

"Shutting down the government is not how you make government work. And anybody who thinks we don't need it is an idiot."


http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2013/10/george-clooney-shutdown-boehner-cruz-green-eggs.html?mid=twitter_nymag

http://theobamadiary.com/2013/10/05/rise-and-shine-631/

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Reply George Clooney Explains the Shutdown (Original post)
Cha Oct 2013 OP
dixiegrrrrl Oct 2013 #1
silverweb Oct 2013 #2
Cha Oct 2013 #5
silverweb Oct 2013 #6
Cha Oct 2013 #7
silverweb Oct 2013 #14
Cha Oct 2013 #17
panader0 Oct 2013 #46
Cha Oct 2013 #52
yuiyoshida Oct 2013 #15
Cha Oct 2013 #18
yuiyoshida Oct 2013 #36
Cha Oct 2013 #37
yuiyoshida Oct 2013 #38
awoke_in_2003 Oct 2013 #25
Pretzel_Warrior Oct 2013 #30
awoke_in_2003 Oct 2013 #32
Pretzel_Warrior Oct 2013 #33
awoke_in_2003 Oct 2013 #35
maddiemom Oct 2013 #26
SummerSnow Oct 2013 #28
mrsadm Oct 2013 #3
Cha Oct 2013 #4
Iliyah Oct 2013 #8
Cha Oct 2013 #11
Cass Oct 2013 #9
Cha Oct 2013 #12
CTyankee Oct 2013 #43
Cass Oct 2013 #45
CTyankee Oct 2013 #51
janlyn Oct 2013 #10
Cha Oct 2013 #13
sheshe2 Oct 2013 #16
Cha Oct 2013 #19
TNNurse Oct 2013 #20
frazzled Oct 2013 #48
FailureToCommunicate Oct 2013 #21
Cha Oct 2013 #23
Pretzel_Warrior Oct 2013 #31
Cha Oct 2013 #34
Liberalynn Oct 2013 #22
Cha Oct 2013 #24
treestar Oct 2013 #27
Cha Oct 2013 #29
freshwest Oct 2013 #41
Cha Oct 2013 #42
freshwest Oct 2013 #39
Cha Oct 2013 #40
ffr Oct 2013 #44
oxymoron Oct 2013 #47
A Simple Game Oct 2013 #49
hopemountain Oct 2013 #50
Cha Oct 2013 #53

Response to Cha (Original post)

Sat Oct 5, 2013, 04:41 PM

1. He is too damn good looking for his own good.

Very interesting guy, as well as purty to look at.

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Response to dixiegrrrrl (Reply #1)

Sat Oct 5, 2013, 04:46 PM

2. You got that right!

The guy's got it all -- including brains and a heart.

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Response to silverweb (Reply #2)

Sat Oct 5, 2013, 05:21 PM

5. Hey silverweb!

Nice to see you and on a George Clooney thread..

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Response to Cha (Reply #5)

Sat Oct 5, 2013, 05:30 PM

6. Hey, Cha!

Good to see you, too.
And how could I possibly resist a George Clooney thread?

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Response to silverweb (Reply #6)

Sat Oct 5, 2013, 05:34 PM

7. I was hoping to see some peeps from

California!

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Response to Cha (Reply #7)

Sat Oct 5, 2013, 06:03 PM

14. Oh, we're here!

Sending aloha back to you, kama'aina!



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Response to silverweb (Reply #14)

Sat Oct 5, 2013, 06:14 PM

17. Check you out.. with your Obama Shaka sign..

not in the dead of winter!



Sending Aloha and plenty Mahalos to you, silverweb!

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Response to Cha (Reply #17)

Sun Oct 6, 2013, 01:38 PM

46. When I went to high school in Hawaii (same school as PBO, years earlier)

that meant "Cool head main t'ing brudda."

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Response to panader0 (Reply #46)

Sun Oct 6, 2013, 05:50 PM

52. And, it still does,

panader0! Or sistah, or brah..

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Response to Cha (Reply #7)

Sat Oct 5, 2013, 06:13 PM

15. hello from the great state of



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Response to yuiyoshida (Reply #15)

Sat Oct 5, 2013, 06:16 PM

18. Hey Cool, yuiyoshida! I saw the other day you were from

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the Bay Area, no?

Love the California Flag.. Mahalo!

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Response to Cha (Reply #18)

Sun Oct 6, 2013, 12:02 AM

36. Yes! I am in the bay area..

Yoroshiku onegaishimasu!!!

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Response to yuiyoshida (Reply #36)

Sun Oct 6, 2013, 12:14 AM

37. Nice to meetcha!

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Response to Cha (Reply #37)

Sun Oct 6, 2013, 12:16 AM

38. Same!!

Hajimemashite! Dozo Yoroshiku! Aloha!

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Response to dixiegrrrrl (Reply #1)

Sat Oct 5, 2013, 07:26 PM

25. I agree, and I am a straight guy. nt

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Response to awoke_in_2003 (Reply #25)

Sat Oct 5, 2013, 10:04 PM

30. Same here. Total man crush.

 

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Response to Pretzel_Warrior (Reply #30)

Sat Oct 5, 2013, 10:08 PM

32. After I posted my response...

a Robert Downey line from Tropic Thunder went through my head- "Man, everyone's gay once in a while"

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Response to awoke_in_2003 (Reply #32)

Sat Oct 5, 2013, 10:11 PM

33. That is a hilarious movie. Please don't hide my thread..

 

But when Robert Downey's character is talking to Ben Stiller saying, "you never go full retard". And Stiller killing the panda, Tom Cruise's Les Grossman character? Awesome.

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Response to Pretzel_Warrior (Reply #33)

Sat Oct 5, 2013, 10:14 PM

35. I actually liked Cruise in that....

I generally cannot stand him.

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Response to dixiegrrrrl (Reply #1)

Sat Oct 5, 2013, 07:45 PM

26. Damn right! George Clooney's very existence is unfair to most other men in the world.

That said, it's great that he's on the right side!

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Response to dixiegrrrrl (Reply #1)

Sat Oct 5, 2013, 09:43 PM

28. He is very handsome.

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Response to Cha (Original post)

Sat Oct 5, 2013, 04:56 PM

3. SWOOoooooooon!

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Response to mrsadm (Reply #3)

Sat Oct 5, 2013, 05:05 PM

4. Yes, a heart with kindness and compassion for

humanity, and intelligence to go with it..

Plus!



Well, need I say more?

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Response to Cha (Original post)

Sat Oct 5, 2013, 05:48 PM

8. K & R

He's fine as wine in the summertime. He's got looks, brains and love for nature as well as for mankind.

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Response to Iliyah (Reply #8)

Sat Oct 5, 2013, 05:51 PM

11. Yeah, I like that he loves

Nature so much.

And, me being such a movie buff.. I like that aspect of him too.

thanks Illyah~

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Response to Cha (Original post)

Sat Oct 5, 2013, 05:49 PM

9. I love this guy. Great commentary from him on this!



George Clooney is awesome. We need a swooning smiley.

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Response to Cass (Reply #9)

Sat Oct 5, 2013, 05:52 PM

12. It is great commentary from Clooney, Cass..

I like that about him!

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Response to Cass (Reply #9)

Sun Oct 6, 2013, 12:54 PM

43. I'm leaving soon to go see his new movie, "Gravity."

I swear I'd go see him read the phone book...

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Response to CTyankee (Reply #43)

Sun Oct 6, 2013, 01:37 PM

45. Oooh, I want to see that movie, it looks great!

I would watch him read the phonebook, too. I can't get enough of him.

Enjoy the show!

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Response to Cass (Reply #45)

Sun Oct 6, 2013, 04:30 PM

51. Hi, just got back from seeing "Gravity."

It's really quite good, altho if it weren't for Clooney I wouldn't bother, because space stuff just doesn't interest me that much. Also, Sandra Bullock is not my favorite actress.

Clooney is terrific, as usual, but he only has one scene where he isn't wearing a space helmet. But it doesn't matter because he is just so damn charming and fun in it and his voice carries a lot of his charm. I won't give away any details of the story in case you'll be seeing it.

The movie I really want to see later this year is "Monuments Men," which he directed and stars in. It's a true story of the art scholars, curators, museum directors who were inducted into the army during WW2 and planned the saving of Europe's art from both the Germans and from the war's destruction. I've read several books that chronicle this story and it's just wonderful. So you get great art and George Clooney (Matt Damon, too, who I adore) and a helluva story. It'll be in theaters in December and I can't wait!

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Response to Cha (Original post)

Sat Oct 5, 2013, 05:50 PM

10. Brains and good looks!!

LOVE smart men!!! As my Mum would have said " He can eat crackers in my bed anytime"

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Response to janlyn (Reply #10)

Sat Oct 5, 2013, 05:55 PM

13. Yes, janlyn.. Intelligence has a certain

appeal!

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Response to Cha (Original post)

Sat Oct 5, 2013, 06:13 PM

16. Oh My~



George sure looks fine~

Thanks for the thread, Cha. He's a good man.

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Response to sheshe2 (Reply #16)

Sat Oct 5, 2013, 06:19 PM

19. LOL.. "Oh My"..

Indeed, she!

He makes perfect sense, too!

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Response to Cha (Original post)

Sat Oct 5, 2013, 06:31 PM

20. Can you name anymore??

George Clooney, Paul Newman, Robert Redford....


Great looks, intelligence, knowledge, sense of decency and work to make the world better for those they do not even know.

oh, yeah...Barack Obama.....silly me...

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Response to TNNurse (Reply #20)

Sun Oct 6, 2013, 02:27 PM

48. He's most often been compared to Cary Grant

Especially in the early days, before he was a movie star, when he was on ER. It was the looks but also the charming self-effacing mannerisms. I knew he was gonna be a big star when I first watched him on that TV show.

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Response to Cha (Original post)

Sat Oct 5, 2013, 06:32 PM

21. He looks so much younger without the beard!

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Response to FailureToCommunicate (Reply #21)

Sat Oct 5, 2013, 06:38 PM

23. And, he was so much younger

then! Good movie.. thanks FailureToCommicate!

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Response to Cha (Reply #23)

Sat Oct 5, 2013, 10:07 PM

31. O Brother Where Art Thou--in my top 10 favorite movies I've seen

 

Along with the likes of Amelie, Shawshank Redemption, Life is Beautiful...

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Response to Pretzel_Warrior (Reply #31)

Sat Oct 5, 2013, 10:13 PM

34. Yeah, I went out and got the soundtrack..

Love it! Ralph Stanley, T-Bone Burnett!

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/O_Brother,_Where_Art_Thou%3F_(soundtrack)

And, I was a George Clooney fan long before he became buddies with Senator Barack Obama.

http://www.democraticunderground.com/110217720#post29

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Response to Cha (Original post)

Sat Oct 5, 2013, 06:34 PM

22. Love you George!

Sure glad you are on our side.

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Response to Liberalynn (Reply #22)

Sat Oct 5, 2013, 06:39 PM

24. Yeah, Clooney is bright shining example of what

it's like to have such compassion for humanity, Liberalynn!

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Response to Cha (Original post)

Sat Oct 5, 2013, 07:54 PM

27. Good looking and smart

and who knew, unlike Matt Damon and others, has a bit of sense. Actors are likely emotional types, but I guess this one can think in terms of reality also!

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Response to treestar (Reply #27)

Sat Oct 5, 2013, 09:54 PM

29. George Clooney is my kind of Actor/Activist.. he doesn't

go Ignorantly whining about what he knows nothing about.

Obama on Clooney.. From August 19, 2012

In an interview with Entertainment Tonight that will air Monday, President Obama discussed his friendship with George Clooney, calling the actor a "wonderful guy."

"The truth is we got to know each other because of a substantive issue," Obama said. "He is a terrific advocate on behalf of the people of Darfur, and to the people of Sudan who've been brutalized for a long time. And so when I was a senator -- this was well before I was president -- that was an issue that I was working together on a bipartisan basis, and George, who had traveled there, done documentaries there, and was very well-informed, came to testify in Congress. And so we got to know each other, and he is a good man, and a good friend."


While the president praised the actor's humanitarian efforts, he also noted the effect Clooney's star power has on members of his White House staff.

"I will say that the couple of times he's come to the White House, I notice that the staff suddenly is circling around my office," he said. "They've got memos they need to make sure I see right away."

Michelle Obama also weighed in on her husband's celebrity pal, joking that she thinks it's a "conspiracy" that she's never around when Clooney comes to town.


MORE...
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/08/19/obama-george-clooney_n_1807841.html

Mahalo treestar~

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Response to Cha (Reply #29)

Sun Oct 6, 2013, 02:05 AM

41. Love it! All of that.

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Response to freshwest (Reply #41)

Sun Oct 6, 2013, 02:21 AM

42. ...

know what you mean..

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Response to Cha (Original post)

Sun Oct 6, 2013, 12:39 AM

39. 70th Rec for Sanity...

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Response to freshwest (Reply #39)

Sun Oct 6, 2013, 01:49 AM

40. Mahalo Fresh.. It's a compelling statement from Clooney

in its truthful simplicity.

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Response to Cha (Original post)

Sun Oct 6, 2013, 01:22 PM

44. Rolls reversed, that's how they'd be saying it.

And it's true!

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Response to Cha (Original post)

Sun Oct 6, 2013, 02:03 PM

47. K&R

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Response to Cha (Original post)

Sun Oct 6, 2013, 03:22 PM

49. People need to stop saying it is the tea party that shut down the government.

It was not the tea party, it was the Republican party. If it was the tea party, Boehner could call for a vote tomorrow, he doesn't call for a vote so it is the Republicans that shut the government down. Majority rules even within a political party, it wasn't 30 people that shut down the government, it was the entire Republican party.

Don't give the Republicans an out, they want to be able to say "it wasn't me, it was them", we can't let them do that.

The tea party was created to move the Republican agenda faster and it is working.

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Response to A Simple Game (Reply #49)

Sun Oct 6, 2013, 04:29 PM

50. good reminder, a simple game! nt

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Response to Cha (Original post)

Tue Oct 8, 2013, 09:21 PM

53. New Clooney Graphic reiterating his point.. Elections have Consequences!

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