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jefferson_dem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-26-09 08:30 AM
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Angelina Jolie 'hates' Obama: 'She thinks he is really a socialist in disguise'
Angelina Jolie isn't happy with the state of politics today … and that includes President Barack Obama.



"She hates him," a source close to the actress said in the latest issue of Us Weekly magazine. "She's into education and rehabilitation and thinks Obama is all about welfare and handouts. She thinks Obama is really a socialist in disguise."

Despite her displeasure with the leader of the Democrats, the 34-year-old actress is reportedly not a Republican like her father, actor Jon Voight.

Jolie, who has been a U.N. Goodwill Ambassador since 2001, is said to think the President is all "smoke and mirrors."

But what about her famous other half, Brad Pitt? Apparently, the two don't agree.

Pitt, 45, who attended the 2008 election party in Chicago, is apparently a big fan of the President.

"They get in nasty arguments all the time about it," the source said. "She doesn't respect Brad when it comes to politics, but, in the end, this won't tear them apart."

http://www.nydailynews.com/gossip/2009/11/26/2009-11-26_angelina_jolie_hates_president_barack_obama_she_thinks_he_is_really_a_socialist_.html
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TheCowsCameHome Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-26-09 08:37 AM
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2. , and nobody listens
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pnwmom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-26-09 08:44 AM
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3. Not true. She's got tons of fans on DU.
They've all bought in to her beatific mama act.
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Bluenorthwest Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-26-09 09:00 AM
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10. This is gossip. From an unnamed backbiter.
Do you know anything about her from direct experience? Because I do, and this quote seems about as fake as can be. I'd like to know the specifics that build your opinion on this woman. There must be something other than stuff you read in gossip rags, right? As you are so sure YOU know the truth and others are fooled, what do you base your thinking on? Rumors? TMZ? Her work on poverty for the UN? The millions she gives to feed the poor? Just saying. The woman lives like a socialist. Talks like a socialist, but I am sure she's a duck. Because you heard this from a person who will not be named, in a published, paid for commercial product. Big wisdom on display there! Got any dirt on the Jonas Bros?
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vaberella Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-26-09 10:53 AM
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36. I dunno...the NYDailyNews isn't what it used to be---but it's definitely not a gossip rag. n/t
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Yes We Did Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-27-09 11:42 PM
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102. It's not from them... It's US Weekly
NYDailyNews just copied and pasted... word for word. I was just reading this today in... US Weekly. So, take it with a grain of salt.
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pnwmom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-26-09 07:43 PM
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63. I've based my opinion of her on her own quotes from her own interviews.
Edited on Thu Nov-26-09 07:55 PM by pnwmom
She has made it clear in many interview that she's an independent, not a Democrat, and that she was considering voting for John McCain. How could any progressive, much less socialist, consider voting for John McCain?

I think most of the time she is very good at projecting an image, and that is what she does. She loves attention, and she gets that through her altruistic endeavors. Fortunately, people like that can end up doing some real good in the world. It doesn't always work out as well for those they are closest to, however.

http://www.ew.com/ew/article/0,,20192175_20192181_20205854,00.html

ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY: Clint Eastwood is one of our most famous Republicans. Did you talk politics with him on the set? 
ANGELINA JOLIE: Actually, we don't disagree as much as you'd think. I think people assume I'm a Democrat. But I'm registered independent and I'm still undecided. So I'm looking at McCain as well as Obama. Clint can teach me about things domestically and I'm more aware of some things internationally. So it was less a debate and more things we found interesting. But for the first few weeks I was just too nervous to get into any deep conversation!

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rebel with a cause Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-27-09 12:04 PM
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84. Clint went for Obama.
Heard him say so on Letterman before the election.
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Yes We Did Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-27-09 11:43 PM
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103. She also does a lot of good in the world.
But... hey... she doesn't agree with us 100%, so... screw her, right?
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Bitwit1234 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-26-09 12:18 PM
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46. That's my sentiment
she's been out of the news for a while and her ego is falling. But who in the hell cares what she THINKS, if she has a brain to think.
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natrat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-26-09 08:45 AM
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4. welfare and handouts? isn't his gig privatising education and shrinking domestic government programs
at least if she calls him a socialist she should get the context right ie finance; where the private sector has been given the gains and the taxpayer the risks-corporate socialism
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still_one Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-26-09 09:01 AM
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11. Maybe she was referring to corporate welfare? /nt
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Deja Q Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-28-09 12:26 AM
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107. Only when pigs stop flying,
in favor of them doing a raunchy tap dance in the sky because people got tired of seeing the piggies fly...
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Cha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-26-09 12:35 PM
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49. But, really..do either one of you
know what you're talking about?
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rebel with a cause Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-27-09 12:08 PM
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85. This is a strange quote to give Joile credit for.
She is know for the amount of money she gives to charity. Her and Brad gave 7 million last year I believe. I will believe this when she says it herself. Not saying it is not accurate but it just does ring true to me.
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BeyondGeography Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-26-09 08:46 AM
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5. If she hung out here for a few days she'd understand that Obama is a harmless corporate sellout
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avaistheone1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-26-09 09:04 AM
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14. Not so harmless. Obama is committing us to a reckless, soulless, unnecessary
war in Afghanistan, and is stirring things up in Pakistan.
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ClarkUSA Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-26-09 09:20 AM
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17. What is "reckless" about offering an exit strategy after neutralizing a burgeoning Al-Qaida...
Edited on Thu Nov-26-09 10:04 AM by ClarkUSA
with both Afghanistan's and Pakistan's approval? Rooting out Osama bin Laden and the mushrooming of Al-Qaida influence
in the border regions is not only necessary, but long overdue, as Pres. Obama said repeatedly during the campaign season.

I only hope Pres. Obama doesn't listen to Hillary's push for the maximum number of troops wanted by Gen. McCrystal. Thank
goodness VP Biden has real foreign policy experience and favors a more comprehensive approach which features less troops
than what Hillary/Gen. McCrystal wants.

Kudos to President Obama for winding down the unnecessary, reckless and soulless Iraq war. :)


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BeyondGeography Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-26-09 09:22 AM
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18. A destructive, amoral force
incapable of committing to soulful wars.
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treestar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-26-09 07:52 PM
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66. Bush started it, and Obama was stuck with it as it is
We created a lot of situations over there during the Chimpadministration. We can't just pull out now. We have to get out without doing even more damage.

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treestar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-26-09 07:50 PM
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65. LOL, so true!
:rofl:

Barack Obama, Marxist Corporatist! I knew that guy was talented! He can fool everybody!
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pnwmom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-26-09 07:57 PM
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67. She considered voting for John McCain and said her views aren't that far off
from Clint Eastwood's. So I think people who imagine she is progressive are deluding themselves.
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rebel with a cause Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-27-09 12:11 PM
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86. Again, Clint went for Obama!
Edited on Fri Nov-27-09 12:11 PM by rebel with a cause
Said so on television during an interview. If everyone is going to judge this on Eastwood, please get your facts straight. At least straight as I see them. ;)
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pnwmom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-27-09 03:59 PM
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91. She considered McCain. A progressive wouldn't have considered McCain. n/t
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babylonsister Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-26-09 08:53 AM
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6. A source close to the actress who doesn't want to be revealed?
This could be the source's opinion. I believe nothing unless it's a direct quote, on tape, from the person who is sharing their opinion.
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blogslut Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-26-09 11:03 AM
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39. I bet the "source" is her fair-weather father
John Voight is self-serving asshole.
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rebel with a cause Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-27-09 12:15 PM
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87. My thoughts exactly.
John voight is a self-serving asshole. :rofl:
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Christa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-26-09 08:55 AM
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7. Like father, like daughter. nt
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sunnybrook Donating Member (986 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-27-09 09:15 AM
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74. that is totally unfair!
Don't judge the daughter on the sins of the father! I know this from experience, some of us just happened to get asshole fathers that we did not ask for. I, like her, was estranged from my own father for many years. Certainly did not share his world view! That's just a stupid assumption frankly, particularly since she will not talk to him, has nothing to do with him. I'm sure that's because they are so much alike!
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NRaleighLiberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-26-09 08:57 AM
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8. And what she said matters...why?
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vaberella Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-26-09 10:52 AM
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35. I never know why people listen to celebrities. n/t
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still_one Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-26-09 09:00 AM
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9. Let's see, the bailout of the financial institutions with no accountability? She can't be talking
about the person who lost his house or job because very little substance has come from that

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HughMoran Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-26-09 09:03 AM
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12. Guess I hate you now Angelina "I like teabags" Jolie
Ignorant moron.
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sunnybrook Donating Member (986 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-27-09 09:17 AM
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75. That's smart!
Take up hatred based on an anonymous source gossip piece...
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derby378 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-27-09 03:04 PM
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90. +1
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graywarrior Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-26-09 09:03 AM
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13. Man, what did her father do to her?
She has extremely strange attention techniques.
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rateyes Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-26-09 09:14 AM
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15. Happy Thanksgiving, Gray!
:hi:
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graywarrior Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-26-09 12:59 PM
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54. Same to you, rateyes!
:loveya:
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Gman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-26-09 09:16 AM
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16. Another spoiled brat
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SaveOurDemocracy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-26-09 09:26 AM
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19. unnamed source+gossip section = smells like bogus. n/t
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truebrit71 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-27-09 10:53 AM
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83. I agree...
..smells like bullshit to me too..
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GreenPartyVoter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-26-09 09:28 AM
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20. Apple didn't fall far from the tree there, _if_ it's actually true
Edited on Thu Nov-26-09 09:28 AM by GreenPartyVoter
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Bluenorthwest Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-26-09 09:59 AM
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26. Down thread I posted some real quotes from her
Please read them and tell me which ones you find so repellent. Also tell me who her mother was and what sort of things she did, as you know about the 'tree' and all. Then tell me what Jesus said liberal Christians should do with gossip and backbiting. Can you do all of those things? Doubt it.
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GreenPartyVoter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-26-09 03:51 PM
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56. Guess you missed the "_if_ it's true" bit and the apple/tree comment was in reference to
her father, who is a well-known rightwing person. My fault for not being clear about that.

Now you tell me about the DU rules and calling people out. Or were you just itching to play the Christianity card?
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doc03 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-26-09 09:31 AM
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21. Her father goes way beyond Republican, he is
a raving lunatic.
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begin_within Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-26-09 09:32 AM
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22. He's really a corporatist in disguise.
Talking all populist during his campaign and inaugural address, then catering to the wishes of corporations.
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BeyondGeography Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-26-09 10:27 AM
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30. Told ya
:dunce:
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Bluenorthwest Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-26-09 09:39 AM
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23. Just for fun, let's read some actual quotes from Jolie's mouth
"We cannot close ourselves off to information and ignore the fact that millions of people are out there suffering. I honestly want to help. I don't believe I feel differently from other people. I think we all want justice and equality, a chance for a life with meaning. All of us would like to believe that if we were in a bad situation someone would help us."

""I'd like there to be less refugees. I'd like all girls to go to school. That's what we need to be thinking about, and working on making our own families good and strong and our own kids happy."

"this is for the children and we must help them, guarantee their rights, right? And the first is the principle of equality and non-discrimination, second is freedom of expression, third the right of health care and food security. The right of education, yeah, and human development, the right to play and partecipate in cultural activities and in the arts, the right for peace and the right to a childhood."

And
""If I make a fool of myself, who cares? I'm not frightened by anyone's perception of me."


She sounds like a monster, when she speaks for herself, doesn't she? Helping those who are suffering? The horror! Non discrimination and food security, the hate filled harridan!
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muriel_volestrangler Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-26-09 12:23 PM
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47. And yet, she's also keen on Ayn Rand's stuff
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boppers Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-27-09 12:42 AM
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70. Rich people favor Ayn Rand's bootstrapping.
Especially right people who get very lucky, and don't understand why everybody doesn't just decide to get lucky as well.
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hileeopnyn8d Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-27-09 06:00 PM
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95. There is nothing in
those quotes that makes her an Ayn Rand follower. Saying a part is a "once in a lifetime role" does not equal being "keen on" Ayn Rand.

I'm sure that Forest Whitaker considered Last King of Scotland to be a once-in-a-lifetime film. That doesn't mean that Idi Amin is his hero either.
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safeinOhio Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-26-09 09:42 AM
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24. Some day she'll find a
richer older man and Brad will find a prettier younger girl. That is the only thing we can count on.
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CTLawGuy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-26-09 09:55 AM
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25. SHUT UP AND SING
oh wait, she's a Republican, she's excused from having to shut up about politics. She'll probably be elected Governor of California.
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Sebastian Doyle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-26-09 10:03 AM
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27. If Obama's such a goddamn socialist, when does he start implementing his socialist agenda ?
Because the corporatist agenda continued by his cabinet is fucking killing this country. :evilfrown:
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simmonsj811 Donating Member (309 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-26-09 10:10 AM
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28. WHO CARES
AND THE BEAT GOES ON AND ON AND ON:crazy:
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NYC_SKP Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-26-09 10:24 AM
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29. Octomom Has An Evil Twin???
:wtf:

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liberalmuse Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-26-09 10:28 AM
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31. If true...
and it likely isn't, she'd fit right in here at DU.
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cowcommander Donating Member (679 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-26-09 10:38 AM
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32. Apple doesn't fall far from the tree indeed
Edited on Thu Nov-26-09 10:38 AM by cowcommander
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rasputin1952 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-26-09 10:44 AM
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33. Pfft...another celebrity's POV, who cares?...
If it weren't for a smidgen of talent, and a lot of makeup/makeovers, she'd be flipping burgers. She got a break, big deal.

It is not as if she were some great sage who's intellect would save the world...:eyes:
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sunnybrook Donating Member (986 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-27-09 09:25 AM
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77. Maybe you should ask the UN how they feel about her
I am sure they'll be recruiting you as the next goodwill ambassador!
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rasputin1952 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-27-09 10:10 AM
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80. Some people think that celebrity is good...
I'm not one of them.

She got a lot of breaks because of connections and family; she got wealthy by doing not much more than "entertaining" some people; I see nothing of "greatness" in her, or almost every other celebrity...what I do see is self-aggrandizement and a lot of ego boosting, the same thing I see w/virtually every other celebrity.

These are merely my opinions, and I don't expect everyone to take them as some form of "truth". I find that the world is filled with people, who everyday do things quietly to help their little corner of the world, they ask for nothing in return, they do these things even thought they might be broke or standing on the precipice of losing all they have. These are true heroes, and they are the under-sung people who truly care about their communities and the world in general.

Perhaps I'm jaded, perhaps I'm more of the "common man" type of person...but those that go unheralded and move forward get my respect and admiration, not those who do things to gain notoriety.

:hi:
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sunnybrook Donating Member (986 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-27-09 10:32 AM
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82. point well taken
About the unsung heroes among us. That will always be the case. However, I have never understood the categorization of all "celebrities" as having useless opinions. Besides that I think it is a very positive thing when people with fame, power and influence try to use that to get beyond themselves to somehow do good for others. Audrey Hepburn may have not had the great "intellect" that all the DUer's seem to think has been bestowed upon them, but she used her fame in a positive way. Celebrities are also citizens. We don't have to care one way or another what they think but they have the right to express those opinions and when they use the fame to get beyond their own self aggrandizement I think that is very positive. So in that way celebrity can be used for good and this is a concious choice taken on by many celebrities.

To take your other point further, I did a documentary film as an academic project about an "unsung hero" and dedicated it to all of the unknown veterans of the civil rights movement. My friend, like thousands of other unknown people, risked his life in the movement. He deeply appreciated the "celebrities" that he met in the marches, like Peter, Paul and Mary, Dick Gregory and others whose "celebrity" brought attention to their cause. I am not comparing Jolie to these people or this movement, just saying celebrity can be used for good.

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rasputin1952 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-27-09 02:46 PM
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89. I was there for the Civil Rights movement as well...
did my share of marching and stood with many a man and woman of great courage. It was a turning point in my life...a caucasian marching w/blacks for Equal Rights...what a great time in retrospect.

Thing about celebrities is that it works both ways. John Wayne and Schwarzenegger come to mind as well as a few others who toddle on the RW side of things. Limbaugh is another fine example of toadyism. If these people did what they do w/o all of the lights and glitter, I'd have more respect for them. While I realize it's hard for them to be discreet, it can be done, and I'm sure it is.

Cher for instance has done a lot for veterans, but one rarely hears of it. Barbra Streisand has done phenomenal work for Gay Rights, and a host of other things, but even as big an ego as she has, you rarely hear about what she's done.

It's a matter of perspective...While it is fine to bring things to light, it is imperative to do all one can to alleviate suffering; often, that suffering can be alleviated with just a smile and acknowledgement there is a human face behind the pain...:hug:
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Bluenorthwest Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-26-09 10:50 AM
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34. I note that no one has commented, including the OP, on the
actual quotes from Jole I posted. Her words sure don't match the dribble this gossip column is selling to you, and I'd be interested to know how the OP sees her actual words proving in anyway that she would say what the OP repeats. She speaks constantly of rights, the right to food security, the right to not be discriminated against, the right to education, for all. For the poorest and the rest as well. Just hard to buy that a person who promotes education and food as human rights having problems with socialism. She speaks very much like a socialist herself.
And those that like to bring up her Dad, do you know who her mother was, or the step father that raised her from age 5? Look it up. Learn something. Or just bend over the back fence and ask Aunt Tilly to tell you the news again. But would you like your own words to be your witness, or the words of someone who claims to quote you? I know which I go with, and why.
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sunnybrook Donating Member (986 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-27-09 09:22 AM
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76. Aunt Tilly seems to have alot of credibility!
She is now a useless moron apparently... thank god we have such great investigative reporting to get to the heart of her worldview!

btw thanks for the quotes! I admire AJ and what she has done...
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anneboleyn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-27-09 09:31 PM
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101. Your quotes are verified. The quotes in the op do not sound like Jolie to me.
At least not in any interview I have ever read. She has always talked about helping the needy and especially the hungry in the world.
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Connie_Corleone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-26-09 10:57 AM
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37. Gossip filth. Who is this "source" anyway?
Edited on Thu Nov-26-09 10:59 AM by Connie_Corleone
Considering that Jolie is probably more socialist herself, this seems far fetched.

I guess I shouldn't find it surprising that so many on here are ready to call her all sorts of names based on a gossip column quoting "a source".

As far as I know, she's nothing like her hideous father.
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impik Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-26-09 10:57 AM
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38. Screw this family. It's not like
i watch any of their movies.
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Beaverhausen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-26-09 11:48 AM
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40. I can't believe some here are buying this story
it's from US Weekly, as quoted by some gossip columnist at the NY Daily News.

suckers!
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wndycty Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-26-09 11:56 AM
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41. Like I said in my OP (on another thread), if Jolie attacks Obama she does from the left. . .
. . .not the right. Calling him a socialist is an attack from the right and the unnamed source is most likely daddy.
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SemiCharmedQuark Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-27-09 08:57 PM
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99. What "progressive" do you know that was seriously looking at McCain?
I know progressives that looked at McKinney, but I don't know a single one that considered, even for a moment, voting for McCain.
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SemiCharmedQuark Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-27-09 08:55 PM
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98. During the election, she kept saying that she couldn't decide who to support.
I mean...come on. Even if you go with the "lesser of two evils" point of view, that was a really easy decision to make.
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AzNick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-26-09 12:03 PM
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42. I've been in a relationship like that... only issue was the inlaws
"How come you have these political views? You're so smart..."

(?!?!?)
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lame54 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-26-09 12:05 PM
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43. Her dad must be so proud
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Arkana Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-26-09 12:06 PM
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44. She's still her father's daughter, it would seem.
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Canuckistanian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-26-09 12:10 PM
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45. I doubt it
I just looked at a bunch of quotes from her. She's not a great intellect, but she's no teabagger, either.

She seems to be pretty much apolitical.

I would find it surprising that she's suddenly spouting neocon talking points and talking about "hating people".

She doesn't even hate her ex-husband Billy-Bob Thornton.
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mddem9850 Donating Member (50 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-26-09 12:28 PM
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48. who cares what she thinks
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AllentownJake Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-26-09 12:40 PM
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50. Not all of us can steal Jennifer Aniston's Husband
and have well paid actor fathers who pay our Mother's child support for our raising.

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winyanstaz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-26-09 12:41 PM
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51. Who cares what she thinks? Why is this news?
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cartach Donating Member (361 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-26-09 12:49 PM
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52. More of the same crap!
This is another example of the BS that is becoming more and more acceptable on DU. Who the hell is "a source close to the actress"? Allowing this kind of unsubstantiated garbage to be posted puts DU in the same camp as Hannity,Beck,Limbaugh and Fox News.Has DU lost it's way?
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jefferson_dem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-26-09 05:02 PM
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59. Thanks for the lecture.
We will take it for what it's worth

...given your extensive, esteemed record as ace DU contributor of quality posts. :)

Please let us know when we get out of line.
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Pool Hall Ace Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-27-09 06:46 PM
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96. cartach has been on DU since 2005
Perhaps he, like Mr. Ed, never speaks unless he has something to say. ;)


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Cha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-26-09 12:55 PM
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53. Funny, these are the exact same words that ol jon voight
uses to describe President Obama.."smoke and mirrors".

If this article isn't true I would set the record straight because it makes her look like a dumbshit.
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Name removed Donating Member (0 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-26-09 02:58 PM
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Hawaii Hiker Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-26-09 07:35 PM
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62. Well, she is a pretty face, that's about it...At least Brad Pitt
achieved his success without the help of any famous family members...And he is a decent actor as well...
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flpoljunkie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-26-09 03:54 PM
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57. If true, Jolie is woefully uninformed.
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wisteria Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-26-09 04:06 PM
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58. She is a bit wiffty anyway, who cares what she thinks. n/t
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hollowdweller Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-26-09 06:44 PM
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60. Considering the income actors and actresses rake in

I'm really shocked that she'd begrudge some poor person some gov't programs!

I mean does anyone think that actors and actresses are as grossly overpaid as CEO's???

She is sort of an example of our misplaced priorities in the USA when an actor is paid huge sums for simpliy being entertaining where a lot of people like social workers, factory workers, policemen anf fire fighters, who save life or see that a person has a roof over their head or they have things to buy, those people barely get by.

She needs to look in the mirror.
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ShortnFiery Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-26-09 06:48 PM
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61. I'm sorry, with all the issues today swirling about, we're supposed to focus on a bimbo celebrity?
Hell, did she not date Billy Bob Thorton?

I rest my case. ;)
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treestar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-26-09 07:48 PM
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64. See Obama is not a corporatist friend of insurance companies
:rofl:

He's a socialist, people of DU, no worries! :rofl:

It's always amusing that people in the same country can see the same person, Obama, and come to such different conclusions about him.
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Aramchek Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-26-09 11:27 PM
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68. thanks for the Concern, Tomb Raider
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Cash_thatswhatiwant Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-27-09 12:07 AM
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69. Bullshit.
the source I'm sure is her father.
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CreekDog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-27-09 12:59 AM
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71. If an actor's politics matter, I'll take Pitt's and Aniston's
But I don't really care what their politics are.

Eastwood, for example, can believe what he wants, his work is good enough to respect anyway.
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quakerboy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-27-09 02:18 AM
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72. Who could have guessed being a movie star didn't automatically confer intelegence?
Who would ever have guessed such a thing.
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sunnybrook Donating Member (986 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-27-09 09:30 AM
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78. you have the market cornered
on "intelegence"

she must be "dum"
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Ter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-27-09 04:08 AM
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73. She thinks "the President is all 'smoke and mirrors.'"
At least she knows there is a secret Shadow Government in charge and every president is a puppet.
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WI_DEM Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-27-09 09:53 AM
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79. look at the source--NY Daily News, and also no source named. It's a lie.
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mcablue Donating Member (625 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-27-09 10:22 AM
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81. Article based on anonymous "source close to the actress."
We should make up our minds. Are anonymous sources worth believing or not?
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Firstzar Donating Member (72 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-27-09 12:19 PM
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88. Who Cares?
AJ is a flake.
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lunatica Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-27-09 04:02 PM
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92. If she starts praising Sarah Palin I'll pay attention. This is gossip
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Mass Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-27-09 04:03 PM
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93. Gossip column of New York Daily News? Really?
Who takes this seriously (and who cares anyway?)
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Blasphemer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-27-09 05:05 PM
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94. She is not a Democrat (nor a Republican)
http://www.ew.com/ew/article/0,,20192175_20192181_20205854,00.html

"ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY: Clint Eastwood is one of our most famous Republicans. Did you talk politics with him on the set?
ANGELINA JOLIE: Actually, we don't disagree as much as you'd think. I think people assume I'm a Democrat. But I'm registered independent and I'm still undecided. So I'm looking at McCain as well as Obama."

I would guess that she is a Libertarian. I doubt that she "hates" Obama, but I would imagine her ideal political candidate would be on neither the Democratic or Republican ticket.


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nickinSTL Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-27-09 08:43 PM
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97. I think this is crap
She and her father really don't get along - and I think politics is a lot of it.

She might not see eye-to-eye with Brad on everything political, but I think they're on the same page, in the main.

I also think she's smart enough to know what socialism really is - not what the right wing seems to think it is, and how they try to demonize it to the kool-aid drinkers who don't think for themselves.
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anneboleyn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-27-09 09:26 PM
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100. I don't believe these comments for a second. Jolie and PItt are strong democrats and very pro
helping the poor and needy -- as she has demonstrated with her adoptions and U.N. work. There is no way that she is worried that Obama is a "socialist." This is almost laughable. They have contributed money to various campaigns -- probably to Obama's (I am almost sure that Pitt did). Plus these comments sound like Republican talking points of the week. This is more about an imaginary fight between Jolie and Pitt than anything Jolie really said. Every week US Weekly et al. dream up some new fight between Jolie and Pitt -- last time it was about Pitt's alleged phone calls to Jennifer Aniston (and so on).
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and-justice-for-all Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-27-09 11:47 PM
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104. I am going to call this bullshit...nt
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msallied Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-27-09 11:47 PM
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105. Oh I don't believe that for a SECOND.
Seriously, this is a fucking tabloid.
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Deja Q Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-28-09 12:25 AM
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106. And she's a vapid twit with no sartorial taste.
She can have her opinions.

I can espouse facts.

:)

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earth mom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-28-09 12:42 AM
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108. I'm not surprised given Jolie's dad is such a rethug. The apple doesn't fall far from the tree
and all that as they say.

Welfare and handouts?! WTF is Jolie drinking?!

Obama is really a corporatist.

The last thing Obama is is a socialist, which is why we are all so damned screwed right now.


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DeltaLitProf Donating Member (459 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-28-09 01:11 AM
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109. This conflicts with a report on huffingtonpost from just before the election
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2008/10/10/angelina-jolie-obama-woul_n_133705.html

Angelina Jolie won't officially endorse a candidate, despite one being actively sought from both campaigns, but she had nice words for the Democratic nominee in the the German edition of Vanity Fair:

"Obama is fighting for international justice, he wants to intervene militarily in genocides abroad, and he wants to close down Guantanamo Bay. They are things which could move me to vote for him, not his roots. Of course, an American president like Barack Obama would be great for my family."

But that isn't "reason enough to vote for him."
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