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George_Bonanza Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-22-04 02:10 AM
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Big time liberal stars in Hollywood, and how liberal?
I'm curious, and I know there are a lot.
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Mr_Charlie Donating Member (54 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-22-04 05:00 AM
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1. This 'hall of fame' page answers that question exactly
Edited on Thu Jul-22-04 05:00 AM by Mr_Charlie
http://www.newsmeat.com/fec/hof.php

Also has CEOs, rock stars, sports stars, billionaires, etc
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Bombtrack Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-22-04 05:25 AM
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2. Um, other than Bruce Willis&Mel Gibson, the entire A-Plus list is liberal
Edited on Thu Jul-22-04 05:31 AM by Bombtrack
George Clooney, Tom Cruise, Leonardo DiCaprio, Harrison Ford, Nicole Kidman, Jack Nicholson, Johnny Depp, Tom Hanks, Rene Zellweger, Rene Zellweger, Cameron Diaz, Robert Di Nero, Ben Affleck(who's probably not on it anymore post-Gigli), Matt Damon

There are a few who haven't expressed political views really, but it's probably more likely that they're more left than right. Such as Adam Sandler, Denzel Washington, Halle Berry, Julia Roberts, Russel Crowe, Brad Pitt etc. Although I should note that a few of these people such as Pitt and Halle are too stupid to really have an opinion. And Tom Cruise is an idiot with an opinion.
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Mr_Charlie Donating Member (54 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-22-04 06:47 AM
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3. ...and I'm not convinced those two actually are pukes
Neither of them have ever donated one dime to the GOP.

I think Chuck Norris and Ben Stein are the only true ones left. Bully for them.
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Bombtrack Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-22-04 06:59 AM
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4. But neither of them are really "big time" stars
Norris is hella-washed up. And Stein has morphed into a Faux news financial contributor.
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Mr_Charlie Donating Member (54 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-22-04 07:42 AM
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5. I know...that's what makes it funny (and pathetic)
I think the most recent superstars to donate republican (Sinatra, Stewart, Wayne) are dead. RIP

Hell, even Arnold mostly donates to Dems:
http://www.newsmeat.com/fec/bystate_detail.php?st=CA&la...
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merh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-22-04 08:12 AM
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8. Yeah, Ben Stein and Wayne Rogers (a/k/a Trapper John) as
financial advisers on Faux news is still something that bugs me and at the same time makes me laugh. What credibility!

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LTR Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-22-04 09:00 AM
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9. Or the professional wrestler/financial advisor on CNBC
Bradshaw, the guy who's most noteworthy tip was to invest in WWE stock.

And who got fired for imitating a Hitler goosestep at a show in Germany.
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merh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-22-04 09:28 AM
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10. I mean the "celebs" being financial advisers
is such a joke - ole W Rogers needs to go watch some MASH episodes and remember that the show was not just a comedy, but a political satire reflecting the horrors and atrocities of war. Guess since Alan Alda "stole" the show from him he just has become a nasty, pouting, repuke financier.

:puke:
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AP Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-22-04 09:39 AM
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12. I have a friend who worked on the set of a Bruce Willis movie...
Edited on Thu Jul-22-04 09:41 AM by AP
...in the early 90s, when Willis was already famous for moonlighting, but wasn't yet a huge movie star.

The movie was filmed somewhere within comuting distance of where Willis grew up in NJ. A bunch of people with whom he worked before he went out to CA came to the set to see him and my friend said Willis wouldn't come out of his trailer to say hello to them.

My friend said it was incredibly awkward for the crew as well as for these (former) friends.

After hearing this story, I'm wasn't surprised that he's a Repuke.

(I should add that notwithstanding this (second-hand) story, and Willis's politics, he seems like he's a relly funny, normal guy when he's interviewed on Letterman these days; maybe he has changed?)
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LTR Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-22-04 08:02 AM
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7. Julia Roberts is a Bush basher
Quote:

"The man's embarrassing. He's not my president and he never will be either"

And Brad Pitt's wife called Bush "...a fucking idiot", so I assume something's rubbed off on Mr. Pitt, though he doesn't really get political in interviews and at events.
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LTR Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-22-04 08:00 AM
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6. Go to this site
http://www.pabaah.com

It's a wingnut site dedicated to boycotting liberal celebrities.

You may have to type in the link in your address bar, since they block direct linking from sites like DU (what are they afraid of?)

I did compile a list of names from there and other sites, and ran it through Excel. Here it is, so support these celebs, or, if you run into them on the street, shake their hand and say "thank you":

Al Franken
Al Pacino
Alan Cumming
Alanis Morissette
Alec Baldwin
Alexandra Paul
Alfre Woodard
Anabella Sciorra
Andrew Lloyd Webber
Ani DiFranco
Anjelica Huston
Annie Lennox
Anthony Lapaglia
Barbara Streisand
Barry Pepper
Beau Bridges
Ben and Jerry's Ice Cream
Ben Kingsley
Bonnie Raitt
Bono
Bradley Whitford
Brendan Fraser
Bruce Springsteen
Camryn Manheim
Carl Reiner
Carlos Santana
Cary Elwes
Casey Kasem
CCH Pounder
Charles S. Dutton
Cher
Chevy Chase
Chris Cooper
Chris Martin of the band Coldplay
Chris Noth
Christina Applegate
Chryssy Hynde
Danny Glover
Dave Matthews
David Clennon
David Duchovny
Dixie Chicks
Don Cheadle
Drew Barrymore
Dustin Hoffman
Ed Asner
Ed Harris
Ed Norton
Ed O'Neill
Eddie Vedder of Pearl Jam
Elliott Gould
Elton John
Eminem
Emma Thompson
Eric Benet
Eric Roberts
Esai Morales
Ethan Hawke
F. Murray Agraham
Fred Durst
Geena Davis
George Clooney
George Michael
Gillian Anderson
Glen Close
Greg Germann
Gwyneth Paltrow
Harrison Ford
Harry Belafonte
Heath Ledger
Heather Thomas
Hector Elizondo
Helen Hunt
Howard Stern
Hugh Grant
Ileana Douglas
Jackson Browne
Jake Gyllenhaal
James Cromwell
James Whitmore
Jane Fonda
Jane Kaczmarek
Jane Seymour
Janeane Garafalo
Jay Thomas
Jennifer Aniston
Jeremy Irons
Jeremy Piven
Jessica Lange
Jill Clayburgh
Jim Carrey
Joan Cusak
Joana Lumley
John Cougar Mellencamp
John Cusak
Johnny Depp
Jon Alvarez
Jonathan Demme
Jonathan Pryce
Judy Dench
Julia Roberts
Julianne Moore
Kelly Lynch
Kevin Bacon
Kevin Spacey
Kim Basinger
Kirsten Dunst
Larry Hagman
Laurence Fishburne
Leonardo DiCaprio
Lily Tomlin
Linda Ronstadt
Loretta Swit
Lou Reed
Madonna
Maggie Gyllenhaal
Marcia Ball
Marcia Gay Harden
Marcia Strassman
Margaret Cho
Marisa Tomei
Marsha Mason
Martin Scorsese
Martin Sheen
Matt Damon
Maynard Keenan (Tool)
Melanie Griffith
Melina Kanakaredes
Melissa Gilbert
Meryl Streep
Mia Farrow
Michael Moore
Mike Farrell
Moby
Natalie Imbruglia
Natalie Merchant
Nathan Lane
Neil Young
Nick Nolte
Nicole Kidman
Noah Wyle
Oliver Stone
Olympia Dukakis
Ossie Davis
Ozzy Osbourne
Paula Cole
Pedro Almodovar
Peter Boyle
Peter Coyote
Peter Gabriel
Peter Jackson
Randy Newman
REM Peter Buck and Michael Stipe
Renee Zellweger
Richard Dreyfuss
Richard Gere
Rob Marshall
Rob Reiner
Robert Altman
Robert Guillaume
Robert Redford
Robin Williams
Roger Ebert
Ron Howard
Rosario Dawson
Rosie O'Donnell
Sally Kirkland
Samuel L. Jackson
Sandra Bernhard
Sarah Jessica Parker
Sean "Puff Daddy" Combs
Sean Penn
Selma Hayek
Sharon Stone
Shelly Morrison
Sheryl Crowe
Sir Ian Mckellan
Spike Lee
Stephen King
Steve Earle
Sting
Stockard Channing
Susan Sarandon
Tea Leoni
Teri Garr
The Barenaked Ladies
The Beastie Boys
The Dixie Chicks
Tim Robbins
Tony Shalhoub
Tyne Daley
Uma Thurman
Viggo Mortensen
Vincent DOnofrio
Warren Beatty
Wendie Malick
Will Wheaton
Willie Nelson
Woody Harrelson

How does a celeb get on this esteemed list?

1. Saying anything even remotely critical of Bush
2. Signing any petition against war
3. Recording any anti-war song or appearing at any anti-war event
4. Being a spouse of anyone on this list
5. Being a liberal
6. For some other reason, being on that asswipe chickenhawk Jon Alvarez' shit list.
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Doctor_J Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-22-04 09:33 AM
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11. look at our women!
wow. We have definitely cornered the market on the beautiful women.
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skippysmom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-22-04 10:06 AM
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14. Our celebs kick their celebs' ass!
Lots of cute guys on there too! :)
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meow mix Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-22-04 09:39 AM
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13. woody harrelson roxxer
"This is a racist and imperialist war. The warmongers who stole the White House (you call them "hawks", but I would never disparage such a fine bird) have hijacked a nation's grief and turned it into a perpetual war on any non-white country they choose to describe as terrorist.

To the men in Washington, the world is just a giant Monopoly board. Oddly enough, Americans generally know how the government works. The politicians do everything they can for the people - the people who put them in power. The giant industries that are polluting our planet as well as violating human rights worldwide are the ones nearest and dearest to the hearts of American politicians.

But in wartime people lose their senses. There are flags and yellow ribbons and posters and every media outlet is beating the war drum and even sensible people can hear nothing else. In the US, God forbid you should suggest the war is unjust or that dropping cluster bombs from 30,000ft on a city is a cowardly act. When TV satirist Bill Maher made some dissenting remarks about the bombing of Afghanistan, Disney pulled the plug on him. In a country that lauds its freedom of speech, a word of dissent can cost you your job."

anyone have a link for this? hehe couldnt find one =)
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