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Celebrities and politics – a bad idea

Posted by mandyf on July 16, 2011

Celebrities like to talk. Some like to talk so much that they go beyond talking about their projects and begin telling people they have never met how to live their lives – and not in the sense of advertising pitches. Some celebs want to tell you what to eat. Others want to tell you who is okay for you to love – or who can and cannot be a good parent. A few even want to tell you how to save the world – or at least their version of how to save the world. Not all of the advice from celebrities is bad, but some are so batshit crazy as to believe every syllable out of their mouth is a holy nugget to be treasured by the masses. These dillholes need to be taken down a notch.

SNL alum Victoria Jackson was entertaining for about 12 minutes in the 1980’s and another 6 or 7 in the 90’s before she became irrelevant for a very long time. Whether it was by design or just the byproduct of being batshit crazy, she remained irrelevant the last couple of years but she also became extraordinarily annoying.

Photo by Shal Farley

For reasons unknown to anyone it seems, Victoria Jackson got it in her mind that when she became a teabagger people might care about what she had to say. For a fleeting moment, people did but they – wait for it – discovered once again she is batshit crazy! She believes that everyone without the same political ideals she holds is either a socialist or communist. As she expressed concerning the “gay kiss” on Glee, she believes it was “sickening.”  To be exact, she said in her column:

“Did you see ‘Glee’ this week? Sickening! And, besides shoving the gay thing down our throats, they made a mockery of Christians — again! I wonder what their agenda is? Hey, producers of ‘Glee’ — what’s your agenda? One-way tolerance?” She then went on to state:

“And I don’t care what is politically correct. Everyone knows that two men on a wedding cake is a comedy skit, not an ‘alternate lifestyle!’ There I said it! Ridiculous!”

This is the sort of damaged mentality that comes out when people stray off their meds. She demands tolerance of her Christian beliefs, but is completely INTOLERANT of anything or anyone that has beliefs which differ from hers. It’s embarrassing – for her. She is batshit crazy and it needed to be said. Will someone please watch her to make sure that she isn’t eating out of her diaper or the litter box because for some reason a lot of shut seems to be coming out of her mouth.

I love Alec Baldwin as an actor, but the dude needs to shut the fuck up! He is hilarious and his “Schwetty Ball” skit was one of the funniest things I ever saw in my life, but when it comes to politics he is an asshole. I don’t really care what side he is on or if he wants to play on both sides of the fence, just follow through on what you say. In 2000 Alec Baldwin threatened to move to Canada if G.W. Bush was elected. He didn’t. In 2004 He threatened to Moved to Canada if GW Bush was elected. He didn’t again.In 2008 he began talking about running for public office – than Goddess he didn’t do that! However – it is just another thing he didn’t follow through on. Actually, Baldwin does a great job of telling people with far less cash stacked than him how to run their life while he ignores that very same advice and continues being a general jackass that lives by the motto “do as I say, not as I do.”

Photo by: David Shankbone

Everyone makes off the cuff remarks – sometimes it happens so often it becomes a bit of a joke. In the case of Baldwin though, he keeps hammering these same damn points over and over years on end and it isn’t funny. Does anyone really give a rats ass if he moves to Canada? The way he tosses it out there as if it is some threat the world needs to heed like “How will America survive without me?” is ridiculous.

Baldwin has kind of lost his clout when it comes to talking about politics. If he wants to talk about the Yankees, 30 Rock or popping Schwetty Balls in his mouth – awesome! Go for it! Just shut the fuck up on the politics already!

Barbara Streisand has gone beyond her expiration date. Sure she has phenomenal pipes and was fairly decent on-screen at least once, but who the fuck appointed her the keeper of all that is good and the conscience of America? In 2002 she, via her “political guru” Margery Tabankin, tried to dictate foreign policy concerning the then tensions in Iraq to Dick Gephardt? When the hell did she learn so much about military strategy, national security and just for funsies – the pulse of what the “people” want. I’m no huge, or even small fan of John McCain, but holy shit babs! In 2008 she slung so much shit at the Senator she needed a steam shovel. Some of it was just stupid crap like how McCain plays dirty pool in his campaigning and other stuff was just batshit crazy! Did she really consider Obama to be this humble kid from meager means that scrapped and saved his way through school? Evidently she did as her 1/10/08 submission to Huffpost Politics claims.

Babs bitches about big money corporate political donations – but not about regular people like her that pony up $70k per year in donations (In off years no less) because that is the genuine spirit of politics – the commoners having a say. Maybe this dried out skag has really strayed so far from reality that she thinks donating near and sometimes over 6 figures to political campaigns is what regular working people do. And as always it is so nice to see her stick her huge checkbook and nose into political campaigns outside of her home state. She isn’t as bad as the fucking mormons and their magic underwear, but holy shit! Babs! Chill the fuck out and take a look at the state of the union outside of your cocoon of wealth and safety!

Seriously though – I love her voice. I grew up listening to her music. I wish I still could listen to her sing but I can’t afford her concerts and even if I could I wouldn’t spend a dime on her music because it’s like feeding a fucking meter that let’s her run her mouth longer and longer and longer! And yeah I get it, people get tired of my ranting, but at least my ranting draws raves.

Nobody ever would have thought that out of the Lethal Weapon movies anyone would turn out to be more batshit than Mel Gibson, but truth be told Danny Glover has been about as coherent as a potted plant for a really long time. He plays lovable characters and has a nice voice for narrative work, but dude…He is way fucked up! Glover seems to think pretty much everyone is a racist. He swore up and down former POTUS GW Bush was a mega-racist.

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In a roundabout way he accused former POTUS Reagan of being responsible for some 200,000 deaths in the 80’s and that there is some conspiracy to elevate him to a mythic level as if he were some totemistic being from the ether that was transported through time and space to look confused and tired but still fully capable of toppling communist regimes.

I want to like Glover, he’s fun to watch! The only problem is that now every time I see him on the screen all I can think of is him railing against some sort of problem that is either long gone or in some cases makes no sense. Racism and murder are serious issues that need to be taken seriously, it’s just that when Glover gets into the topics he seems to lose his focus and before long it all comes back to a couple politicians he has openly never been fond of creating every ill in the world from murder to famine to pestilence, racism, homophobia, homosexuality, insensitivity and 3am dry mouth. I want to listen and take him seriously, but who could?

Next we will look at more celebrities that for one reason or another piss me off and discuss why. I don’t ask you to agree with me, I just like to vent.


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