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Me. Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 11:31 AM
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Will Ferrell, Jon Hamm Speak Out Against The Public Option
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Protect Insurance Companies PSA: Will Ferrell, Jon Hamm Speak Out Against The Public Option

In a satiric video from Funny or Die, Will Ferrell, Jon Hamm, Olivia Wilde, and other celebs band together to "protect" insurance company profits from the evils of health care reform.

"People are saying a lot of mean things about health insurance companies and their executives and it's gotta stop," pleads Thomas Lennon.

"These great business men are American heroes," says Linda Cardellini.

"So why is Obama trying to reform health care when insurance companies are doing just fine making billions of dollars in profit?" Will Ferrell asks.

Funny or Die has history of using celebrities and humor to take a stance on political issues. Last year they released "Prop 8: The Musical" starring Jack Black, Neil Patrick Harris, Margaret Cho, and more satirizing the push for a ban on gay marriage in California.

This "Insurance PSA," paid for by and produced with MoveOn.org, ends with a call to action, asking people to call their congressmen and tell them we need a strong public option.

View video here: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2009/09/22/protect-insura...




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Me. Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 12:22 PM
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1. Kicking Myself In The
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intheflow Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 12:27 PM
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2. I read the title and was like, "WTF, Will Ferrell?!"
:rofl: This was awesome--thanks for posting! And K&R, natch. :hi:

And I'm not being sarcastic, not even a little. :P
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Me. Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 12:34 PM
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4. Glad The Title Pulled You In
:evilgrin:
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johnnie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 12:31 PM
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3. Good stuff
I wish they could run these ads on network tv.
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targetpractice Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 12:38 PM
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5. That ad was paid for my MoveOn.org...
So, maybe we will see it on TV.
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blondeatlast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 12:43 PM
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6. K/R nt
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Libertas1776 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 12:47 PM
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7. God, I love Will Ferrell
and that Funny or Die has a lot of funny things, including Gus Porter.
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Me. Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 05:23 PM
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