It’s a confession that must be made: I’ll be happy when President Bush’s term is over and there’s a new person for the left to hate.
As a writer and a keen observer of whiffle-brained Tinseltown activists, it’s getting too confusing keeping track of who said what about Bush.
The empty ideals, full wallets and stuffed egos of Hollywood have been out in force in the past few years, but the wheels are really starting to come off, and it’s tough to break your fall while in a straight-jacket.
Rosie O’Donnell, Sean Penn and Harry Belafonte are three of the most vocal of late in facing down a global political problem that, if it isn’t gotten rid of, could mean the end of their way of life, and perhaps even the world as we know it.
The three entertainers — a rugged looking gruff fella, a Calypso singer, and Sean Penn — are putting all their attention and any spare resources not already dedicated to the upkeep of 10,000 square foot estates toward — once and for all — eradicating the world of its most frightening menace.
Kim Jong-Il? Nope.
Mahmoud Ahmadinejad? Nuh-uh.
No, O’Donnell and Penn are focusing on the real enemy. The man who makes the hands of Hollywood shake in anger to the point where it creates surf-able Doppler waves in their Evian. The man who is single-handedly stripping away all freedoms in this land — except, apparently, the freedom to make lousy movies, annoying television shows, and over-the-top lunacy-laced commentary with zero sense of historical scope. That enemy is, of course, George W. Bush.
Here’s what Sean Penn said at a San Francisco rally a couple of days ago:
“We cower as you point your fingers telling us to support our troops. You and the smarmy pundits in your pocket — those who bathe in the moisture of your soiled and blood-soaked underwear — can take that noise and shove it.”
The drama lessons really paid off, Sean. Or was that Rosie who said that? I think it was Sean.
Penn then went on to say that he supports the troops, just as long as the money that funds their missions instead goes to Africa and the troops are out of business and working at Taco Bell.
Speaking on The View, the program that gives employment to so many mentally challenged people that it probably qualifies for some sort of Federal subsidy, O’Donnell said that she wonders if the British soldiers who were taken into custody by Iran is a fake incident that Bush invented to provoke a war with Iran.
This may very well be another Gulf of Tonkin-type incident, according to Rosie, though it seems that, even though Hollywood thinks Bush is stupid, he’d at least be smart enough to have the fake abductees be American soldiers. Nice try, Rosie — Or was that said by Harry Belafonte? I can’t remember exactly which.
But Bush is not only an evil man who makes Hitler look like Ward Cleaver, he also keeps slaves in his administration.
In a recent British interview (audio here), Belafonte explained why he thinks blacks in the Bush administration are Ã¢â‚¬Å“house slavesÃ¢â‚¬Â and Ã¢â‚¬Å“powerless,Ã¢â‚¬Â why he doesnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t believe Bush is the Ã¢â‚¬Å“greatest terrorist in the worldÃ¢â‚¬Â because Belafonte has yet to meet all the terrorists, and why black conservatives are greedy tools of white people who Ã¢â‚¬Å“will sell you out in a minuteÃ¢â‚¬Â and Ã¢â‚¬Å“have no regard for humanity.Ã¢â‚¬Â
Condi Rice, Colin Powell, along with Clarence Thomas and many others, have only achieved some of the nationÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s highest offices and met with the worldÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s most powerful people. Black conservatives have yet to defiantly break the stereotypical mold like Belafonte did by singinÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ and dancinÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ for crowds of mostly white people.
Tell it like it is, Harry! Or was it Penn who said that? Or Rosie? Whatever — until Bush is out of office, I’ll just call them Rosie O’Pennefonte.