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aquaman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-13-03 12:11 AM
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What famous person do you like but found out......
that they were a Republican. Me, Gary Oldman the actor. Love the guy, but remember the day I found out that he was a repug. I still love him as an actor, but damn Gary, come on.
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Melsky Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-13-03 12:24 AM
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1. Jimmy Stewart!
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newsguyatl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-13-03 12:27 AM
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2. this is a GREAT thread
i've been wanting to start a similar one (about which celebs are repugs and so forth) but i'm the same way, if i find out someone is a repuke, i no longer like or respect them... can't help it, just the way it is...

ok, to your question... i've always LOVED roseanne, but someone said recently she was talking about "how cute" bush is... now i don't know if this qualifies her as a republican, but if it does, i'll never look at her the same again...

oh, and reba mcentyre... one of the VERY few country singers i've liked, but she's a repuke (as i'm sure most country singers are)
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tjdee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-13-03 10:22 AM
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36. She said at the Lane Bryant show that we're going backwards...
I don't know when the "he's hot" thing happened (maybe early in his term?), which is plenty gross,

but at the Lane Bryant show in February:
"Roseanne, who has slimmed down a bit herself, went on to tell of her love for "the Hitler channel" (which is apparently what she calls the History Channel).

Suggesting that Bush's Washington has come to resemble the Fuhrer's Berlin, she added: "We're going back to that time now." That comment gave model Tyson Beckford cause to nudge Dubya's cousin Billy Bush, who was in the audience."
http://www.nydailynews.com/news/gossip/story/57628p-539...

I have a really, really hard time thinking of her as a Republican. Plus she managed to piss Poppy Bush off...was it her singing of the National Anthem? I don't remember now.
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newsguyatl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-03 11:25 AM
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78. AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!
you've made my day posting this! i knew i loved that woman...
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PinkTiger Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-13-03 12:28 AM
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3. All Republican actors are scum.
John Wayne
Mel Gibson
Dennis Miller (not actually an actor, but hell, he counts)
Jimmy Stewart
Bob Hope
Arnold Scwartznegger
etc.
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theemu Donating Member (531 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-13-03 10:34 AM
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37. Yes. All of them.
*rolls eyes*

I swear to God the mob mentality around here is terrifying sometimes. I mean, I dislike republican policies just as much as the next guy, but some of my best friends are Republicans. The fact is, just because someone is 'Republican' doesn't mean they're 'scum.'

It seems like people at DU oversimplify and overdramatize issues just as badly as the Freepers sometimes.

Are you really going to tell me BOB HOPE is scum?
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magnolia Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-03 12:51 PM
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81. Bob Hope WAS scum.
Not necessarily because he was a repub...but because he thought that creating a golf course that only the wealthy can afford is a great use of virgin land. It was good of him to visit the troops...so that cancels some of his scumness.
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last_texas_dem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-13-03 12:45 AM
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4. Several country singers...
Clint Black
Vince Gill (didn't care for his music but liked him as a person from what I knew of him. Also, he did come out in defense of the Dixie Chicks so I give him even more credit...)
several others I can't think of at the moment...
and- I'll admit it- I actually like a good deal of Toby Keith's music prior to his "outing" himself as a jingoistic piece of right-wing crap. I try not to let political views affect how I feel about people's music, art, etc., (at least not negatively) but can't help it that Keith's music truly started to suck incredibly beginning with "Courtesy of the Red, White, and Blue."
Anyway, the right-wing political bent of recent songs has driven me more and more away from modern country music, but I really don't think I'm missing out on all that much...
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sugarcookie Donating Member (563 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-13-03 03:13 PM
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51. I heard George Strait
was one too. As long as they don't croon those RW propaganda songs I'll let it slide.
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charlie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-03 11:34 PM
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91. Toby Keith seems to be having regrets
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liberalnurse Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-13-03 01:02 AM
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5. I heard Mel Gibson was a republican...
.
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aquaman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-13-03 01:05 AM
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6. and Mel drives a Hummer
How sick.
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listenup Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-13-03 01:08 AM
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7. I don't like anyone before I learn their politics
it only makes sense. Film people? They're not real in our little world, don't you know!
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newsguyatl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-03 11:27 AM
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79. same here
i thought i was the only one! haha


before i get to know someone, i MUST know their politics... it's a matter of whether or not i will be able to respect them... if they're republicans/bush supporters, i just can't.
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Algorem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-13-03 01:16 AM
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8. Gerald McRaney.Years ago saw this chunk of filth caught on tape by one
of those expose shows,Inside Edition or whichever,as a gun-toting customer at a place where you pay to shoot PENNED-IN animals.Mr. Big Republican SLEAZE.
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nomaco-10 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-13-03 01:16 AM
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9. Andy Garcia and
the guy that played Alan Dershowitz in Reversal of Fortunes. Ron... last name starts with S. The only other actors I know of are Ahhnnold, Charlton Heston and Bo Derek.
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nomaco-10 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-13-03 01:24 AM
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10. I just remembered, it's Ron Silvers... or is it Silverman?
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pa28 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-13-03 01:39 AM
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11. Silver almost always . . .
plays conniving, power hungry and sociopathic villains.
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ronzo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-13-03 02:24 AM
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20. Not a fan, but....
I was under the impression that Ron Silver was a politically active big time lefty. That was a few years ago... maybe he jumped on the gop bandwagon.
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nuxvomica Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-13-03 08:58 AM
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28. I recall Silver as being a former liberal
I think he's one of the "pod people", like Dennis Miller.
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rucky Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-13-03 01:33 PM
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43. What?! One of Silver's most famous roles is...
Alan Dershow- oh, wait a minute...I see your point.
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leftofthedial Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-13-03 01:42 AM
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12. Bruce Willis
and a second for Gary Oldman.
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Kamika Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-03 09:00 AM
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69. i agree
Hes a great funny bright , self ironic guy. I would have thought he knew better
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BurtWorm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-13-03 01:44 AM
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13. Paul Frees, the voice of Boris Badenov and Cap'n Crunch
among many, many others ((Ludwig von Drake, Captain Peachfuzz, etc., etc., etc.) was a notorious Hollywood right wing gun nut. I read that in Albert Goldman's Elvis bio. But I've put that out of my mind. Until now.

How many are as disillusioned now as I was when I first read that?
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ForrestGump Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-13-03 01:47 PM
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45. If you read it in Goldslime's piece of crap, it's probably not true
What a piece of doodoo he was - I osmoregulate on his grave, the sumbitch.
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BurtWorm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-13-03 04:07 PM
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56. Correction: Paul Frees was not the voice of Cap'n Crunch
That was Walter Daws. I found that out while looking to check Goldslime's fact about Frees' right-wing bent, which I have yet to corroborate.
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mac56 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-15-03 10:40 AM
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95. Daws Butler
not Walter Daws.
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BurtWorm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-15-03 11:54 AM
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100. Sorry, me mind gave out on me.
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monkeyboy Donating Member (965 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-15-03 01:24 PM
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106. A friend of mine met him years ago
said he was a big jerk
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Spider Jerusalem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-13-03 02:01 AM
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14. Gary Oldman's NOT a Republican.
He's British. He's probably a Tory. Doesn't affect my opinion of his acting skills. He can have whatever political beliefs he wants, he's still a brilliant actor.
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aquaman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-13-03 02:04 AM
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15. Well, he spends a great deal of his time in America....
I love him too, but he is a repug.
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Spider Jerusalem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-13-03 02:11 AM
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17. Not a citizen...can't vote in the US...
Edited on Sat Sep-13-03 02:26 AM by Spider Jerusalem
so that's a bit of a stretch. At most, a Republican fellow traveller.

Oh, and if anyone's interested, I came across a list of conservative celebrities with links to articles which show why they're listed...http://celiberal.com/theRighties.php

on edit: That site is a rather obnoxious right-wing site. Should've looked at it a little more closely. Oh, well...sorry if it offends anyone (when I realised the nature of it it kind of offended ME...)
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Darth_Kitten Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-15-03 12:09 PM
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102. Where's most of their proof?
As usual, too many bored, ignorant right wingers with way too much time of their hands.

Where's the proof that most of these celebrities agree with their idiotic views? Where? :eyes:
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jab105 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-13-03 02:09 AM
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16. Shirley Temple.....
Dammit!
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DoNotRefill Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-13-03 02:15 AM
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18. Shannon Doherty and Britney Spears.
What can I say...I like eye candy!!! ;-)
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VermontDem2004 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-13-03 09:24 AM
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31. Shannon Doherty is a republican?
Where did you hear this from.
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regnaD kciN Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-03 03:06 AM
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59. She spoke at the Republican convention in 1992...
...and has often been quoted at how isolated Republicans like her are in "liberal Hollywood."

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oldcoot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-03 11:19 PM
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89. Conservatives defended Doherty when she was first having problems
I remember when she started having problems on "Beverly Hills 90210," some conservatives argued that liberal Hollywood was persecuting "poor " Shannon because she was a Republican. They ignored the role that her own actions, which led to her getting arrested, might have played in her problems with the show's producers (personal responsibility is for the "little people").
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SmileyBoy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-13-03 02:23 AM
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19. James Lileks (Local celeb in the Twin Cities).
His website has some funny shit, he shares my hometown, and I found him very witty. But about 6 months ago, his column (which I would then read religiously) would start having right-wing crap rhetoric in them, and then I quit reading it. So I did some further reaserch, and found out that he was a guest host at one time for a radio show on the Minneapolis reactionary radio station, 1280 The Fascist, and a fervent * supporter. Now, it's not like I don't think he's funny anymore, but I can't look at his writing or his website the same way again. It kind of taints my opinion of him.
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scarlet_owl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-13-03 09:01 AM
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29. That's too bad
His site cracked me up! Haven't been there for a while, though.
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mac56 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-15-03 10:43 AM
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96. I totally agree.
I used to admire Lileks greatly (I'm a former Minneapolitan). But I boycotted his website when he started trashing on Paul Wellstone (back before the plane crash) and I've never gone back. Lileks is a jerk.
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maveric Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-13-03 02:32 AM
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21. Ted Williams
Great ballplayer,war veteren and very charitable (Jimmy Fund).
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Bunny Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-13-03 04:20 AM
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22. Robert Duvall
I don't know if he's actually a Repub, but I read here recently that he's a total asshole, so I figure he must be an R. It bums me out because I loved Duvall.

Also, with the old-time Hollywood people, like Jimmy Stewart, I can't hold their Republican status against them. They were in the age before today's ignorant, hate spewing neo-cons. Back in the past, many Repubs could have been considered decent human beings, worthy adversaries if you will. Not like today's R's, certainly.
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david_vincent Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-13-03 03:07 PM
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50. I agree...
there was a change in Republican leadership and philosophy. In the past, the Republican party openly acknowledged that there was, and should be, something called the public interest and that good people could, and did, disagree with them. I believe that there were principled, conscientious Republicans who knew what their political convictions were and why they held them, and could dispute with Democrats without calling them traitors, scumbags, or idiots. Those days seem to be behind us, even though (or perhaps because) the Republicans have risen to political ascendancy and now control the country. Honestly, I don't know what else they want, unless it's to establish military theocracy and silence or eliminate all opposition.
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Enraged_Ape Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-03 11:02 AM
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75. Well, I think the only other things Republicans want are...
to establish military theocracy and silence or eliminate all opposition.
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anti_shrub Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-03 03:34 AM
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62. He was on the Daily Show
Robert Duvall, that is. He's old school conservative, which I'm cool with. He'd probably be considered a moderate these days since the ShrubCo admin has pushed to the right of Atilla the Hun.
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Bunny Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-03 04:46 AM
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63. Did you see him on Conan O'Brien?
They had him and Abe Vigoda re-enact their famous scene in the Godfather when Tessio asks Tom if he can get him off the hook? It was hilarious
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VOX Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-13-03 04:55 AM
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23. Kelsey Grammer...
Recently MC'd some California fundraisers for *. He's a funny, bright guy, you'd think he'd know better.
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LosinIt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-13-03 04:59 AM
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24. for some reason I thought he was Canadian
therefore, he shouldn't be allowed to work for the bad guys.
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SmileyBoy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-13-03 05:00 AM
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25. Kelsey Grammer is from the US Virgin Islands.
Interestingly so.
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LeftPeopleFinishFirst Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-13-03 09:50 AM
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34. Is he really?
wahhh :(
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Kamika Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-03 09:00 AM
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70. agree
Also its so anti fraser
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TheYellowDog Donating Member (498 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-13-03 05:09 AM
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26. Ben Stein
He's a comic genius and a Republican.
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blondeatlast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-13-03 12:39 PM
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41. And a speechwriter for Nixon. Like him anyway,
at least he is smart. And I miss his game show--cancelled while I was in line to be a contestant.

Damnit!
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ProfessorGAC Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-15-03 10:44 AM
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97. Comic Genius?!?!?!?
Huh? He's moderately funny, and nowhere near as smart as he thinks he is.
The Professor
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VermontDem2004 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-15-03 01:31 PM
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107. huh?
I agree he is unfunny but he is smart, he graduated from Columbia University with honors in economics and as a valedictorian of the 1970 Yale Law School class. I also believe Time magazine reported that he scored over 1500 on his SAT. The article also reported that Bush scored a 1206 and Al Gore scored a 1355.
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TheYellowDog Donating Member (498 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-13-03 05:12 AM
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27. Tom Cruise and Steven Spielberg
I'm not sure if they're Republicans, but they supported the war in Iraq. I think they did this because they believed Bush was telling the truth about WMDs. Man, were they stupid!

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/entertainment/2282774.stm

Steven Spielberg and Tom Cruise have joined the list of celebrities making their views known on Iraq, speaking out in favour of President George Bush's stance.
The pair made their feelings known at a press conference in Rome, where they have been promoting the Italian release of the blockbuster Minority Report.

"If Bush, as I believe, has reliable information on the fact that Saddam Hussein is making weapons of mass destruction, I cannot not support the policies of his government," Spielberg said.

The director added that those policies were "solid and rooted in reality".

Cruise also spoke out in support of the US president.

"Personally, I don't have all the information President Bush has," said the star.

"But I believe Saddam has committed many crimes against humanity and his own people.
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FlaGranny Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-13-03 09:48 AM
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32. Those statements were made BEFORE
Edited on Sat Sep-13-03 09:49 AM by FlaGranny
the war, when some people were naive enough to believe that * and his boys were telling the truth. A lot of good people did the same thing. That doesn't make them republicans. It makes them uninformed and misled.

I don't know about Cruise, but I'm pretty certain Spielberg is a liberal.
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tjdee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-13-03 10:11 AM
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35. NO THIS IS FALSE INFORMATION.
Edited on Sat Sep-13-03 10:15 AM by tjdee
"I did not say I support a war with Iraq," Spielberg said in a statement issued by his production company, DreamWorks. "I do not have access to information that only the President has which might cause me to take a different position. In any case, it was never my intention to give an endorsement of any kind." Separately, Cruise told an interviewer he had been misquoted about supporting an invasion."
http://www.theage.com.au/articles/2002/10/11/1034222594...

Sorry for shouting, LOL. The BBC writer editorialized too much.
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philosophie_en_rose Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-03 10:21 AM
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71. Scientologist celebrities are almost as bad.
They are exactly like Bushco leaching from the masses of non-elite cultists.
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LynneSin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-03 10:37 AM
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74. Definately not republicans
Tom Cruise has already given $1000 to Barbara Boxer's re-election campaign. He has also made some serious contributions to Majority 2000 ($20,000) which was a PAC to help elect more Democrats. I believe Tom Cruise's "pro-war" statement was along the same lines as many other celebrities trying to look supportive & patriotic for the troops.

Spielberg is a major player in the democratic party and his wife Kate Capshaw has been a major advocate for choice.

Both are bigtime Democrats!
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morningglory Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-13-03 09:21 AM
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30. James Woods
After seeing him on talk shows warmongering, I no longer like him.
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stanwyck Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-03 08:46 AM
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64. Woods also holds some very disturbing
views about women. I used to respect him as an actor, but his rhetoric has been so hateful, I can no longer watch him objectively.
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4_Legs_Good Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-15-03 11:27 AM
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98. Agree on Woods
It's odd that such a conservative would so prominently star in so many Oliver Stone movies.

david

Kucinich 2004
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LeftPeopleFinishFirst Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-13-03 09:50 AM
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33. Mel Gibson
:(
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Twillig Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-13-03 10:35 AM
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38. Mario Andretti
The only person on earth I'd ask for an autograph.
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He loved Big Brother Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-13-03 12:13 PM
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39. John Corbett
After that, he was never Aidan Shaw again. He was just some Repuke actor. All of his handsomeness faded rather quickly as well. :)
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catzies Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-13-03 02:25 PM
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46. Don't forget he dates Bo Derek too, who is also Repug.
Together they are pretty people, yet certainly soulless.
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skypilot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-15-03 12:17 PM
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103. John Corbett?!?!
My heart is broken.

Fuck him. I'll get over it.
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Darth_Kitten Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-15-03 12:51 PM
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105. Maybe that's the only way he can get.....
some action with Bo. ;) :evilgrin:
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blondeatlast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-13-03 12:28 PM
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40. I heard that Chaka Khan is not just a Repug, but a Freeper?
Can anyone (please) dispel or (please no) confirm that?

Really difficult to believe.

I know Ben Stein was a speechwriter for Nixon, but dammit, I like him anywho.
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salin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-13-03 02:56 PM
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49. Please Say it Isn't So!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
No Chaka Khan.... not a freeper......... :(
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blondeatlast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-03 10:28 AM
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73. Done some research--not a Frepper, but she has performed at
numerous Repug fund-raisers. When her book gets to our library (any day now) I'll see what she has to say.
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AmandaRuth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-13-03 12:44 PM
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42. K Grammer
Definitely Kelsey Grammer, he subbed for Letterman, was promoting his new show and I was sick that he would come out so strong with his statement I am a Rethugligan. I don't care for him anymore, can't even tell you what his new show is.

Pissed at Rob Lowe for arnold support and have suspected that Oprah is a thug and that REALLY makes me fell sick.
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rucky Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-13-03 01:34 PM
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44. Michael Moriarity
What's with the cast of Law and Order?
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david_vincent Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-13-03 02:48 PM
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47. Has anyone mentioned the very obvious Drew Carey? n/t
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Az Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-03 08:59 AM
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68. I don't think anyone had to guess with Drew
Never could stand him. Has nothing to do with the revalation that he is a repuke.
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TSIAS Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-03 10:47 PM
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86. I'm not sure if Carey is a Republican
But definitely a RW leaning Libertarian.
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ScreamingMeemie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-03 10:51 PM
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88. No, because I don't like him.
:-)
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mitchum Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-13-03 02:50 PM
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48. Tom Wolfe...I have been reading him all of my life...
Edited on Sat Sep-13-03 02:50 PM by mitchum
and have aways been aware that he was a reactionary (actually an asset for skeptical cultural criticism), but over the past twenty years or so, Wolfe has just become an ice cream suited 2-note apologist for gleeful philistinism and money culture.
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JohnKleeb Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-13-03 03:15 PM
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52. Cal Ripken Jr?
I am not sure if he is but I heard he was and would be sad as hell if he was, because I grew up admiring this guy, I love baseball and Ripken was my boyhood idol. I hope he isnt I really do.
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SPICYHOT Donating Member (345 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-13-03 03:28 PM
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53. Mel gibson....
very disappointed!!! :(
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ThoughtCriminal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-13-03 03:32 PM
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54. Considering some of his roles
he must be a method actor.
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Ratty Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-13-03 04:00 PM
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55. Patricia Heaton (Everybody Loves Raymond)
She's the best character on that show. She's just an awesome actress. I really like her in those Albertson's commercials she's doing now.

When I found out she was conservative I was so so sad. I can't watch her anymore without thinking that. Really, of all the conservative actors and actresses, she's the one I was most upset about.
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arwalden Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-13-03 04:33 PM
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57. Yep... She Disappointed Me Too. I Think She's A Great Actress, But...
... it really bothers me that she's a non-thinking Republiborg.

-- Allen
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Ratty Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-13-03 04:49 PM
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58. But just how Republican is she?
Is she tolerably Republican? I read some online excerpts from her latest book and it's hard to tell. She's definitely religious. Is she a social conservative (inexcusable) or just a fiscal conservative (acceptable if you squint your eyes just right)?

Course being a Bush supporter is hard to stomach no matter how much you squint.
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arwalden Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-03 12:27 PM
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80. Squinting...
... an excellent choice of words. Very creative.

I'm not sure if I'm willing to squint anymore. In earlier years, I might have seen no harm in a live and let live approach. But they've taken advantage of my good nature--of everyone's good nature--and have run roughshod over us all.

But, that's a topic for another thread on another day.

-- Allen
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philosophie_en_rose Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-03 10:26 AM
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72. Speaking of which...
Wasn't Agnes Moorehead a Republican fundamentalist that donated her home as a getaway for a religious group?
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BurtWorm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-15-03 12:23 PM
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104. Agnes Moorhead!?
Did she feel guilty about playing a witch?
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regnaD kciN Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-03 03:08 AM
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60. Emma Caulfield (Anya on Buffy The Vampire Slayer)...
...not only a Republican, but a Yankees fan! :puke:

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JohnKleeb Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-03 08:52 AM
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65. the worst of them all
oh no. A yankees fan republican. :puke: I hate that lol. I can tolerate the democratic yankees fans.
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Cloud Donating Member (380 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-03 03:11 AM
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61. Arnold Schwarzenegger
Well, everybody always knew he was a repuke. He is good on social issues such as abortion but not fit to lead California.

I love the guy. Just not some of his political views.
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demnan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-03 08:53 AM
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66. Neil Young
When Mr. "Four Dead in Ohio" came out in defense of Bush after 9/11 I was really surprised. Lately I think he's come back over to the Light Side so maybe he was just expressing patriotism.
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peacefreak Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-03 12:53 PM
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82. Did Neil Young ever become a US citizen?
I thought he was a Canadian son.
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regnaD kciN Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-15-03 12:59 AM
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93. Good ol' Neil...
He changes his politics as often as some people change their socks. Don't like his political opinions? Wait a few days...he'll have a completely new set with no similarity to the previous ones.

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stanwyck Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-03 08:56 AM
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67. Brian Dennehy and Rob Lowe
I've always liked Dennehy in movies. But unfortunately for me, knowing someone's politics really affects my ability to appreciate their work. Though I know that isn't right, I can't help it. The future is too important. The issues are too important. I am so opposed to the phiolosophy of conservatives that knowing that someone is a Republican alters my opinion of their work. It gets in the way of their performance. Rob Lowe used to be a Democrat, but is now supporting Arnie. He's indicated he wants an active role in his campaign. His reasoning was that he knows Arnie is a "good husband and father." In the interview I saw, Lowe gave no other reasons. Well, that certainly qualifies Arnie to run the world's 6th largest economy. I won't be watching Lowe's new show. Petty I know. But the guy lost my support with his brain-addled jump to Arnie. Makes me think it was just a publicity grab on Lowe's part to pump his new show.
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stlsaxman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-03 11:09 AM
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76. If I were a famous person and I turned out to be a Republican...
Edited on Sun Sep-14-03 11:11 AM by stlsaxman
I would be very surprised and disappointed, too... lol What a let-down THAT
would be! Here I am supporting myself thru thick and thin for two- plus
decades of playing music and THEN i find out I'm a money-grubbing,
poor people-hating, self centered, shallow, hateful and afraid, angry "christian"
right-wing nationalistic fascist motherf*cker?

I'd shoot myself.
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LanternWaste Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-03 11:24 AM
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77. Well...
Well... I can't really say in good conscious that my enjoyment for an entertainer rests (even part and parcel) with their political opinions. If they are excellent at the job they do, that is really good enough for me. If I enjoy an actor/actress or a writer, it is because they act and/or write well. I can't just decide all of a sudden that I dislike the Bob Hope movies I've loved over the years simply because he held a different political opinion than me.

Or, from another perspective: I think Gore Vidal is just a little *too* left for me and I disagree with many of his social positions; but DAMN! that guy can write better than any contemporary social commentator I can think of (in my opinion). I honestly enjoy reading his stuff, while still disagreeing with a lot of his ideas. And it's not to rant at his stuff or to get myself worked up, it because I think he's a craftsman at what he does and I'm always amazed and delighted ay his ability to write.

If the entertainer sucks, then I'm going to maintain he/she sucks regardless of his/her political orientation. On the other hand, if the entertainer is great, I really don't care if he voted Republican since '52.

A conservative friend of mine once told me, "I hate Tim Robbins' movies, he's a damn lefty". I thought that was silly. I still think it's silly.
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Kat45 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-03 02:33 PM
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84. Well said. I still like Ted Nugent's music, even though
he's a big-mouthed right-wing animal-killing asshole.
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magnolia Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-03 01:00 PM
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83. Is someone going to start...
...a thread of people you never liked until you found out they were Democrats?

I have one! Although I'm not crazy about his books...I fell in love with John Grisham because A) Found out he was a Democrat B) Found out he is a distant cousin of Bill Clinton's C) He's so attractive D) He wrote a book called "The Painted House" which went outside his usual formula.
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mvd Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-03 10:33 PM
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85. Here are some of mine
Many country singers. I think Toby Keith's stuff before his last two albums is decent, and think Darryl Worley, Brooks And Dunn, Martina McBride, and more have talent. Vince Gill, George Strait, Dolly Parton and Reba McEntire are talented and seem like friendly people. Must just be misled. Faith Hill is attractive.

Former MTV VJ Kennedy: seems cool. I know her views lean Libertarian, but she defends the Repukes everywhere she goes.

Emma Caufield: attractive

Belinda Carlisle: has great music, but punk music and Republicans don't go together.

Cal Ripken: class act

Joe Gibbs: think he was a great coach

Bob Hope: think he was a great comedien

BTW - I'm not completely sure Britney Spears is a Repuke, but she was for the Iraq war and she's ignorant politically.

That's all for now.

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mvd Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-03 10:49 PM
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87. I think I heard that..
one of my favorite authors, Mary Higgins Clark, is a Repuke, too.
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Ellen Forradalom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-03 11:24 PM
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90. Drew Carey
I read one of his little books and I couldn't believe what a reactionary he could be. Kinda tarnished the Drew Carey Show for me.
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GoddessOfGuinness Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-15-03 12:04 AM
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92. Tom Selleck
He always plays the sensitive, caring good guy...How could he possibly be a reprig?

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Aristus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-15-03 10:37 AM
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94. Actors we didn't care for until we knew they were liberals:
My list includes Rip Torn. Tommy Lee Jones described him as such in the commentary to the Men In Black DVD. That's super cool!

Sad to find out he's Repuke: Kelsey Grammer. I've been a huge fan of his since he first appeared on "Cheers". Funny thing is, Frasier Crane is a registered, vocal Democrat. Oh well, reality and illusion. *sigh*
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WoodrowFan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-15-03 11:50 AM
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99. Ted Nugent
I loved his live album in the 70s. Still like some of his old stuff, but wouldn't buy anything from him again.
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soleft Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-15-03 11:55 AM
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101. Jamie Lee Curtis and Barbra Streisand
Ok, they're not republicans, at least we know Babs isn't, but I was shocked and disappointed to learn they were such good buds of Ahnold. Even tho Streisand isn't behind him for governor (Curtis is) I can't understand how Babs could hear all the stories of Ahnold and enjoy having dinner with him.

The stories are so numerous and so revulting, either she knows for a fact they're not true - and how could she know that, or she's in serious denial.

I know she was a staunch defender of Clinton and that a private life is a private life, but these aren't stories of affairs, these are stories of, at least in one case, sexual assault.

Any celeb, or anyone else for that matter, who endorses or is a close bud of Ahnold loses esteem in my book.
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