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wyldwolf Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-17-03 05:47 PM
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Ben Affleck rips into rightwing politics...
Edited on Fri Oct-17-03 05:48 PM by wyldwolf
...wins People for the American Way Foundation award...

Ben Affleck is getting political.

He received the Spirit of Liberty award from the liberal People for the American Way Tuesday night (Oct. 14).

In his acceptance speech, Affleck, 31, attacked President Bush's "dangerous right-wing" policies, claiming they erode civil liberties, according to media sources.

He also discussed fellow celeb Arnold Schwarzenegger's recent election to the governorship in California, comparing what he called "the dawn of the Schwarzenegger era in American politics" to the decline of the Roman Empire.

Affleck was honored for his work on behalf of children's rights and voter registration.

http://www.zap2it.com/movies/news/story/0,1259,---19134...

Affleck, a democrat, has mentioned running for a senate seat one day.

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Name removed Donating Member (0 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-17-03 05:49 PM
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wyldwolf Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-17-03 05:51 PM
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2. That was a touchy issue for hispanics...
...can't blame her for that. I know some hispanics in the dem party locally who was also against the deportation.
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Athletic Grrl Donating Member (551 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-17-03 06:28 PM
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21. They never split up.
Seen as recently as this weekend cannoodling together at Fenway Park.
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joycep Donating Member (847 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-17-03 05:55 PM
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3. I actually got to see this!
I normally don't watch tv and I don't have cable. I happened to be at a friends house when this came on. He was goooood.
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HEyHEY Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-17-03 05:55 PM
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4. Hmmm will his performing oral sex on strippers in a Vancouver bar
Affect that?
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wyldwolf Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-17-03 05:56 PM
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6. Other than supermarket tabloids, can you provide proof of that?
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HEyHEY Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-17-03 06:06 PM
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13. Yeah I know the girl he did it to
Edited on Fri Oct-17-03 06:09 PM by HEyHEY
On edit: I should say "Met" the girl. My friend was telling me about some girl she knew who stripped at that club she told me the whole Affleck thing..a week later. I went out with my friend again and she brought this chick along. I didn't ask her about it but I knew it was the girl.
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wyldwolf Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-17-03 06:07 PM
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15. If true, I guess that negates the work he's done for the party...
...he stands now with Bill Clinton - all his good work flushed away over oral sex! :eyes:
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HEyHEY Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-17-03 06:09 PM
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17. I hope not
Personally I think Ben's sex life is his own business. If he'd be a good politicain more power to him. I just hope the fundies don't drag his name through the mud over it.
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wyldwolf Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-17-03 06:10 PM
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18. I was being sarcastic..
... but you probably knew that.
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HEyHEY Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-17-03 08:11 PM
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25. To be honest I wasn't sure!
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Blue_Roses Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-17-03 11:10 PM
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32. sounds like something you would like
...who cares about his sex life. To bring up such a over-rated, "rabid-tabloid," story isn't something that is for "info purposes" it's merely to slander and shame on you.

I've watched Ben Affleck and he is very serious about politics. He is extremely intelligent and knows of what he speaks. He would do the Democratic party good and I definitely would support him.
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HEyHEY Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-18-03 03:45 AM
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37. Get a life
I don't give a flyng fuck about his sex life and my origional post was meant to question the mindset of the public. Which then became a sort of game with another DUer. make your fucking judgments elsewhere, I'm not interested.
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ShaneGR Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-17-03 08:42 PM
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27. My roommates cousin's uncle's fiance told me the same thing
:-)
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HEyHEY Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-17-03 10:27 PM
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29. Only diffence? I met this girl
And my friend isn't a bullshitter...
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ShaneGR Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-17-03 11:17 PM
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33. So basically you're saying that.....
You know a guy who knows the girl who had her 'privates' licked by Ben Affleck?

Yeah, and I know a guy who knows this girl who knows this other girl who had her butt touched, in a strip club, by me.

Take that!
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HEyHEY Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-19-03 03:55 AM
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41. Dang...ya got me there
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leesa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-17-03 11:01 PM
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31. Chick? What century do you hail from?
Edited on Fri Oct-17-03 11:01 PM by leesa
Who gives a shit?
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HEyHEY Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-18-03 03:58 AM
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38. I hail from this century and if you can't handle a slang word
don't fucking respond to my posts.
Fuckin people makin' big deals outta little shit - that's what gives Liberals bad reps as annoying people.

Second I don't give a fuck about his sex life, I was making a comment on how the public will respond to something like this..and it's valid..if you think it isn't read the paper more.

And youknow who gives a shit? Millions of voters that's who, how's the inside of your ass look these days? JEsus Christ!
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homelandpunk Donating Member (787 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-19-03 08:37 AM
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46. Yeah HH!! Exactly!!
"Fuckin people makin' big deals outta little shit - that's what gives Liberals bad reps as annoying people."

And by the way, the term is "dames"...not "chicks"...

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RapidCreek Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-19-03 05:10 AM
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42. Gee... you should have asked her if he was any good at it.
RC
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0rganism Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-18-03 01:31 AM
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36. Shouldn't hurt him in Gropeifornia
If Der Sperminator can be elected, I don't see any reason Affleck couldn't. Except he's a Democrat. And a better actor.
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HEyHEY Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-18-03 03:59 AM
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39. Hopefully not
But you know how the fundies seem to sway the press on occasion ;-)
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RapidCreek Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-19-03 05:19 AM
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43. Only if she liked it.
Edited on Sun Oct-19-03 05:24 AM by RapidCreek
If she didn't, we take take a page from Ahnulds book, chalk it up to movie star behavior and all shall be forgiven, possibly even respected....hell he'll be a shoe in. Ahnuld only grabs women vagina's...Ben, it's claimed, licks them. That takes a bit of personal investment and a pinch of artistic panache, you gotta admit. Now who'd be the biggest stud in that scenario? I mean let's face it....would most women prefer an unwanted tongue lashing from Ben or a unwanted cootchy squeeze from an Austrian meat puppet?

Just kidding ladies.... :)

RC
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pandatimothy Donating Member (254 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-17-03 05:56 PM
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5. Has he ever voted?
There was a rumor going around once he never bothered to vote ever.

Thanks.
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wyldwolf Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-17-03 06:02 PM
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9. Yes, but not much..
Registered as a democrat and voted in 1992 for Bill Clinton.

No evidence he voted again until 2002 congressional elections.

During the 90s, he supported Clinton and campaigned for Hillary and Al Gore in 2000 - he actually traveled with Gore.
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pandatimothy Donating Member (254 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-17-03 06:06 PM
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14. Okay he is a Democrat and his voting record sucks
I'm glad he is seeing the light.
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rucky Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-17-03 05:58 PM
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7. Funny How Every Guy Who's Starred in a Tom Clancy Movie...
is a Democrat:

Alec Baldwin
Harrison Ford
Ben Affleck

Wonder what Clancy and all his fans think about that one?
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sujan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-17-03 06:02 PM
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8. is clancy a conservative?
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wyldwolf Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-17-03 06:03 PM
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11. One of the biggest!
Saw him on Joe Scarborough once.
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rucky Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-17-03 06:11 PM
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19. Yep!
"Left vs. Right"
More Thoughts from Author Tom Clancy
"The political left is, you know, they deal in symbols rather than reality. The general difference between conservatives and liberals is liberals like pretty pictures and conservatives like to build bridges that people can drive across. And conservatives are indeed conservative because if the bridge falls down, people die. Where as the liberals figure, oh, we can always build a nice memorial to them and make people forget it happened and it was our fault. They're very good at making people forget it was their fault, all right. The CIA was gutted by people on the political left who don't like intelligence operations, and as a result of that, as an indirect result of that, we've lost 5,000 citizens last week."

- Author Tom Clancy, FoxNews' "The O'Reilly Factor," 9/20/01

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wyldwolf Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-17-03 06:03 PM
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10. That is a very good observation...
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glitch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-17-03 06:08 PM
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16. where are they gonna get a genuinely hunky republican ?
bruce willis? arnold schwarzengroper? Not quite the same calibre.
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oasis Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-17-03 10:57 PM
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30. Don't forget Tom Smellit, star of "Magnum P.U."
:puke: He was such a lousy actor, easy to forget.
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RapidCreek Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-19-03 05:28 AM
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44. yes...and from my Hollywierd freinds I understand Tom
Likes the boys.....now I ain't got a problem with that, myself....but Rush "my bunghole has a bunion, I need some Hillbilly Herion" might.

RC
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Swede Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-17-03 06:05 PM
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12. Way to go Ben!
I caught it on CNN too. More and more celebs are speaking out.
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apatriotandalady Donating Member (21 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-17-03 06:19 PM
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20. Affleck
Affleck? Affleck? Isn't that the silly quacking insurance duck?
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wyldwolf Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-17-03 06:30 PM
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22. I'm a fan of Both Ben and that duck!
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Kool Kitty Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-18-03 01:21 AM
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35. Hey!
That duck is NOT silly!
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Sagatious8 Donating Member (126 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-17-03 06:54 PM
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23. Fun Ben Affleck story
I once asked him on a message board if he had any fun fetishes, like body piercings, speedos, etc.

He responded that he really dug girls sitting in their underwear in front of the TV in the morning digging into a big ol' box of cocoa puffs.

Hahahahaha

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5thGenDemocrat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-17-03 08:38 PM
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26. That's a great quote
And, honestly, that's one of my favorite fetishes, too. Except it's probably Kellogg's Sugar-Frosted Flakes here.
John
Accept no substitutes -- get the real Tony. She's worth it.
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Cha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-17-03 07:15 PM
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24. I'll always remember Ben Affleck standing shoulder to
shoulder with Al Gore in Miami on the Monday night before election 2000! Giving it one last Rally! :kick:
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UTUSN Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-17-03 10:19 PM
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28. Kick for Any Dem Who's Getting It (& Thanks) n/t
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WindRavenX Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-17-03 11:18 PM
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34. Not a fan of Affleck, but Kudos to him!
The right wing thugs have been trying to silence left leaning actors and other members of the entertainment industry ever since Bush took office. We all know that they embrace those who are allies of the administration, making them huge hypocrites. It's ok to love Bush if you're an actor, but you'd better shut the hell up if you don't like him... :eyes:
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ElsewheresDaughter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-19-03 02:03 AM
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40. betcha this is why wedding was called off jalo didn't want to be blacklist
:shrug:
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wyldwolf Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-19-03 07:20 AM
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45. Nah! She would have just joined up with the Dixie Chicks...
for the ultimate "screw you rightwing!" tour.
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jonoboy Donating Member (759 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-19-03 08:54 AM
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47. his personal life means sod all..
the guy is standing up for what he believes in and no matter how big a star he is it's a brave thing to do in the current climate. More power to him.
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laura888 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-19-03 09:14 AM
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48. absolutely! remember there seems to be a blacklist...
...in hollywood if you're opposed to the war and this administration.

Think: Danny Glover (have you seen him in any MCI ads lately?)
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