February 16, 2004

Another Celebrity Criticizes Dubya Overseas (yawn...)

This really shouldn't surprise anyone, but it's still kind of irritating:

Liberal Hollywood actor/comedian...

That was redundant.

...Robin Williams was in Berlin promoting his upcoming science-fiction flick called "The Final Cut." However, Williams decided to use the platform to launch an all-out assault against the President of the United States.

Why do these people keep going to other countries to insult the president? I find it interesting that the same people who want to ask "why do they hate us?" are the ones who always go to other places and say, "this is why you should hate us. In fact, I hate us too!"

Speaking at the Berlin Film Festival before a group of international journalists and film critics...

Talk about preaching to the choir.

...Williams was harshly critical of Bush's handling of the war in Iraq and the search for weapons of mass destruction.

"Bush is complaining about a lack of intelligence, which seems sort of redundant," Williams joked to Reuters.

"Hey, did you know that Bush is dumb? Neither did I! Also, John Kerry was in Vietnam. Why didn't anyone tell me these things?!"

"They say they don't know if Iraq had any WMDs - well, all they have to do is ask [Vice President Dick] Cheney for the receipts."

How asinine is that? He's going to other countries and basically telling them that we armed Iraq. Wait...but Iraq didn't have WMD because Bush lied...but they have to have had them because America is evil and we arm dictators...but that would mean that Bush told the truth...OW! My head hurts!

Revealing his opposition to war and the Bush administration's decision to go to war with Iraq last year, Williams described America as "broke" and personally ridiculed Bush.

"We have a president for whom English is a second language," Williams exclaimed. "He's like 'We have to get rid of dictators,' but he's pretty much one himself."

You know what we should do? We should round up people like Robin Williams and Sean Penn and let them live in a REAL dictatorship for a while. Then, after a year of being beaten, starved, and having their "personal area" repeatedly electrocuted for being infidels/traitors, we'll see how much they hate America.

On another occasion, Williams continued his personal attacks against the president by questioning his intelligence.

How original! You, Mr. Williams, are a truly great comedian!

"We're here tonight because of the Shrub, you know who I'm talking about. George W. Bush, Jr.," Williams stated. "The W stands for 'where the Hell is it?' You know, you look at George W. and you realize some men are born great, some achieve greatness, and some get it as a graduation gift. So sad. I just want to ask the Secret Service, is it true that his Secret Service code name is Gilligan?"

I seem to remember that he was funny at some point. Now, he's just reaching for stereotypes. "Bush is dumb. Bush is evil. Bush is an oppressive white devil who never worked a day in his life." Give it up, hack.

Williams joins the Dixie Chicks, William H. Macy, Willie Nelson, and many others in the entertainment world who have used their celebrity status to make political statements against the president.

I think I've mentioned a few times that I want to be a screenwriter/director. If I ever make it out to the Left Coast, I'm going to beat talk some sense into people like this. It's my mission in life.

Until then, I can only blog and hope for the best.

Posted by CD on February 16, 2004 02:29 PM
Semi-Intelligent Comments

it's all about seeking approval. That's why they go into the business. That's why they're performers. They want people to like them, to applaud, to think they're special. They know that overseas, people are more receptive to America bashing. That's why whenever they go over there they have diahrrea of the mouth. They're saying: "please like me, I know you hate America, look, so do I! Please like me."

Posted by: annika at February 16, 2004 08:45 PM

Interesting. I wonder how they'd behave if they thought everyone loved America. It'd be like Dennis Miller times 1000!

Posted by: CD at February 16, 2004 08:55 PM
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