George Clooney admits Clinton hypocrisy, Kurt Busiek’s spin further exposes left

George Clooney Meet the Press

Question: What could be better than watching Hollywood actor Leonardo Dicaprio lecture the world on Climate Change when everyone knows he loves to fly around in private jets for pleasure, party on giant yachts, and leave a bigger carbon footprint in one year than the average person would in 10 lifetimes?

Answer: Watching Hollywood actor George Clooney fidget in his seat when he is asked about hosting a fundraiser for Hillary Clinton — couples paid up to $353,400 to attend — while also lecturing Americans on the corruptive nexus between money and politics.

The cherry on top is comic book writer Kurt Busiek inadvertently exposing the left’s rhetoric on unilateral nuclear disarmament while attempting to spin Clooney’s hypocrisy.

First, we have Chuck Todd of “Meet the Press” asking Clooney about his fundraiser for presidential hopeful Clinton and protests by supporters of Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders.

“Do you look at how much is being raised, and I think the cost of the Friday night dinner [was] $350,000 a couple to be a co-chair. Do you look at it yourself and think that’s an obscene amount of money?” Todd asked Saturday.

Clooney’s response was to admit that it is a legitimate gripe, but that he was going to continue being a part of the problem anyway.

“Yes. I think it’s an obscene amount of money. I think that, you know, we had some protesters last night when we pulled up in San Francisco and they’re right to protest. And they’re right to protest. They’re absolutely right. It is an obscene amount of money. The Sanders campaign, when they talk about it, is absolutely right. It’s ridiculous that we should have this kind of money in politics.” — George Clooney, April 16, 2016.

In George Clooney’s mind, the National Education Association can raise gobs of money for Democrats and it’s not a problem because they represent Democrat teachers, but a super PAC for Florida Sen. Marco Rubio is “ridiculous” — even though guys like me think his ideas represent us.

George Clooney Chuck Todd Meet the Press

Personally, I think money in politics is overrated (just ask…Marco Rubio! — or any number of Republicans who spent millions of dollars and lost the 2016 Republican presidential primary). If George Clooney wanted money to have less influence on the political process, then he would become an advocate for limited government. He cries about cronyism while asking voters to fuel the vehicle that drives it, but I digress.

The point here is that Clooney, like his buddy Leonardo Dicaprio, is a political hypocrite. Sanders, although a self-avowed socialist who thinks bread lines and food shortages are cool, is 100 times more principled than Hillary Clinton and should be given credit for that.

The reason why men like Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump have attracted millions of supporters is because they are sick of George Clooneys on both sides of the political spectrum. A candidate cannot say, “[insert behavior] is morally wrong, but I will do it anyway if it benefits me politically … and then maybe it will change when I’m elected.”

Here is where it gets interesting. Comic book writer Kurt Busiek decided to weigh in on the issue over at Deadline Hollywood. In his defense of Clooney’s hypocrisy he inadvertently exposed the danger of leftist activists who essentially push for the U.S. to unilaterally disarm when it comes to nuclear weapons.

Kurt Busiek

“Unilateral disarmament leads to losing,” according to Busiek. “[Clooney’s] point is that it’s bad to have this kind of money in politics overall, not that it’s okay for everyone else but his favored candidate shouldn’t get any.”

If unilateral disarmament “leads to losing” when it comes to campaign-finance reform in American elections, then why would the same idea applied to national security not “lead to losing” between the U.S. and nation states that publicly express a desire to see it wiped off the face of the earth?

Every year activist groups like “Global Zero” try to gain the support of Hollywood activists like George Clooney’s buddy Matt Damon. These actors push for massive reductions of U.S. nuclear weapons, despite the fact that such moves would be cheered around the world by rogue nations.

If liberal guy Kurt Busiek is telling the truth, and “unilateral disarmament leads to losing,” then why do so many Hollywood liberals push for unilateral disarmament when it comes to the U.S. military? Are they just dangerously ignorant, or do they really want the U.S. to lose?

The answer is bad no matter how you slice it.

Matt Damon Global Zero

The moral of the story here is that modern-day liberalism is a tangled knot of contradictions:

  • When its activists act on principle, they often do so based upon a gross misreading of human nature that leads to the consequences diametrically opposed to their stated intentions.
  • When its activists do not act on principle, it is because they quixotically believe the world would behave differently if only they had their hands on the levers of power. (Ask Iranian mullahs, Islamic terrorists, and Vladimir Putin how that worked out after the election of President Obama.)

Now if you’ll excuse me, I have to sit back and marvel out how Hollywood activists, election-year politics, and comic books all came together for a blogger who loves to write on each issue.

Exit question: What kind of person plops down $353,400 to eat dinner with a politician? Is there anyone alive whose existence would make you say, “I’d spend $350,000 to eat a seared salmon and parsley-caper sauce with that guy,”?

Matt Damon: It’s Hard to Start a Business When You’re Gambling Illegally.

Given a chance to prove he's never opened up a book on basic economics in his life or keeping his mouth shut, Matt Damon's ego will get the better of him every time.

Remember when Matt Damon redefined “working for the middle class” as taking pictures of your crotch and posting them on twitter? Apparently, the guy who was itching to fund raise for Anthony Weiner like Anthony Weiner itches to take pictures of his naked body couldn’t resist Reason TV’s bait. Set up to spew nonsense, Damon delivered:

I really don’t mind paying more taxes. I’d rather pay for taxes than cut ‘Reading is Fundamental’ or Head Start or some of these programs that are really helping kids. This is the greatest country in the world; is it really that much worse if you pay 6% more in taxes? Give me a break…

“I didn’t go start a small business with my tax break, and I don’t know anyone else who did. No, everybody’s socking their money away,” he said. “I was against those tax cuts. I thought they were ridiculous. So little is asked of the upper class anyway.

Note to Matt Damon: No one is stopping you from donating millions of dollars to Uncle Sam. Do it! Lead by example for the next decade. One of the reasons why Matt Damon didn’t start a business with his money might be because he was gambling it all away in illegal Texas Hold Em’ tournaments! The reason why Matt doesn’t know anyone else who started up a company may have been because his friends are the same guys he plays poker with… It’s hard to start a business when you’ve got strippers on your lap, cigars in your mouth, and partners who are dipping out to take a cocaine break (if the reports are accurate).

But alas, back to the topic at hand—Matt and taxes. And the rich, who don’t pay their “fair share,” according to the actor. Some might find that odd, since in 2008 the top 1 percent of income earners paid 38 percent of all federal income taxes. Those numbers come from the IRS, as opposed to a butt (where Matt’s numbers tend to get pulled from).

Dear Matt,

Scotty doesn’t know basic economics. And Scotty doesn’t know when to be quiet. The next time you want to get up on a moral pedestal, you might want to think twice. The one you’re perched on is mighty high and mighty flimsy.

Captain America: Grenade Sacrifice Scene a Good Sign

It's incredibly honorable to sacrifce oneself for the protection of others. We all have to go, and it's a good way to choose if you have the option. The fact that Marvel's Captain America depicts such a scene is a positive sign for moviegoers.

The new Captain America trailer is out. Regardless of what the film ultimately entails, someone should be given kudos for the selfless service scene involving a “scrawny” Steve Rogers attempting to sacrifice himself for what turns out to be a dummy grenade. It’s refreshing to see The Seven Army  Values (acronym LDRSHIP) on display: Loyalty. Duty. Respect. Selfless Service. Honor. Integrity. Personal Courage. Those values are sorely missing amongst our civilian population, and apparently more so with liberals who play heroes on the silver screen (like Matt Damon and Ben Affleck) before engaging in very real high stakes illegal poker games with hookers and cocaine the next room over. Wait. You’re saying it wasn’t their hookers and cocaine? I’m sorry, I forgot that modern “high functioning men” are allowed to hang in circles of power players flaunting the rule of law while sniffing powdery white substances to take the edge off…It’s tough being Matt Damon and Ben Affleck! But I digress.

The point is, past indicators made me think Captain America was made to appeal to Euro-weenies and guilt-ridden liberals here at home, but there may be hope yet. Yes, I’m still upset that Marvel is so shameless they’d only promote the movie as “The First Avenger” in Russia and South Korea…but if the content of the film draws upon the principles that make this country exceptional it can still be salvaged.

The good thing about World War II (if you can find a silver lining) is that it’s one of the few times in human history that the contrast between good and evil was on such stark display that our moral relativist friends (Oliver Stone aside) tend to shut up. The problems will come with the Captain America franchise that follows. Bring Steve Rogers into a world where Time magazine has the gall to ask whether or not the Constitution still matters…and things will fall apart. Sure, there are great men out there like David Azerrad (a Canadian, no less!) who know a thing or two about the Constitution, but don’t count on liberal scribes to pen memorable adventures of Cap in Iraq or Afghanistan.

I suppose we’ll cross that bridge when we come to it. As for now, count me in for Captain America on opening night.

Bourne Ultimatum’s Damon Stuck in Weiner Parallax.

Matt Damon, star of Green Zone, is stuck in the Weiner Zone. Correction: The Saving Private Ryan star now seeks to Save Weiner’s Privates.  Who knew that when he makes Youtube video pitches for New Yorkers to “cast a good Progressive vote,” that he really wants you to vote for anyone—so long as they aren’t conservative. At one time we thought we reached the bottom of the barrel when liberals were asking us to ponder the definition of the word “is.” Apparently our arms weren’t long enough.

Remember when Matt Damon was spooked by Sarah Palin? He referred to the notion that she could be president as a “really bad Disney movie.” It was a “terrifying possibility” for Matt because he wasn’t sure what her stance was on the existence of dinosaurs, or if she ever wanted to burn books. If Sarah Palin had a record of flashing strangers in online chat rooms (and a Progressive worldview), it’s a good bet the Hollywood actor’s opinion of her would skyrocket immediately. How else could anyone explain Damon’s plan to simply postpone a fundraiser for Congressman Weiner in the wake of the infamous press-conference confessional?

“It’s going to be postponed now because of all this…Look, I really support his politics…Anybody who fights for the working class and the middle class, I’ll help in any way I can.”

It seems odd that liberals like Matt Damon would now include phone sex and bizarre advances by married men in their definition of “working for the middle class,” but then again these are the same people who make excuses for Hugo Chavez and Fidel Castro. Liberals can wear “Che” Guevara shirts because he was apparently for the “working class” (never mind the murder, death, kill messiness). They can downplay or outright ignore the despicable acts of the world’s worst dictators and despots when tyranny is cloaked in working class rhetoric.Congressman Weiner is obviously not on the same plane as any of the thugs Hollywood’s leftists are apologists for, but the episode serves as a microcosm of the kind of behavior liberals are willing to shrug off as a “distraction” when it’s perpetrated by one of their own.

Only to a liberal can a woman like Sarah Palin be “a terrifying possibility,” while Congressman Weiner—a man who was willing to destroy the reputation of others to cover up his own lies—is for the “working class.” Since when was setting yourself up for bribery and extortion through reckless and self-destructive behavior the mark of budding statesman? Answer: When a Hollywood actor made a movie titled The Legend of Bagger Vance and became one…in his own mind. Correction: when The Bourne Ultimatum star got stuck in the Weiner Parallax.

If Matt Damon wants to talk about Disney movies, he should pitch the one that just happened, where Andrew Breitbart was vindicated in ways typically seen in classic fairy tales.

Green Zone’s Matt Damon: Liberal Legend (of Bagger Vance?) in his own Mind.

I used to like Matt Damon. That was before Bush bashing anti-war movies became the logical progression from his pseudo-intellectual Sarah Palin psychobabble.

Instead of taking a step back and reflecting on why, exactly, Trey Parker and Matt Stone portrayed him as a simpleton Kim Jong Il apologist in Team America: World Police, Matt dove headfirst into the liberal Hollywood apparatchik. But what Scotty doesn’t know is that half of America doesn’t take kindly to knee jerk national self-flagellation from self-righteous know-it-alls who play a movie with “Legend” in the title before becoming one…in their own mind.

If Matt Damon was smart he’d play Marcus Luttrell in the movie version of Lone Survivor: The Eyewitness Account of Operation Redwing and the Lost Heroes of SEAL Team 10. But he’s not. That’s because he hangs around with his liberal buddy who’s so uber beta-male he convincingly fell in love with a lesbian and made a lucrative career out of being one hell of a wincer.

Instead of watching Green Zone, just watch the trailer for Young Americans about ten times. And then, watch another Paul Greengrass film you might remember: United 93. Or, just relive that day in your mind. You know, the one talking heads on cable television said they’d “never forget” right before they did.

And no, I can’t resist: How do you like them apples, Matt?

Kevin Smith: Threat to National Security

I really didn’t want to do it. I really didn’t want to do a “fat director kicked off plane” blog post, but the more I thought about it the more necessary it became.

Kevin Smith, while not as outspoken in his liberalism as his friends Ben Affleck and Matt Damon, is still liberal. In fact, he’s wanted to do a horror move called Red State for some time now. Nothing says box office success like blatantly using half the country as an inspiration for a horror flick. I’m meandering, but has anyone watched the trailer for Cop Out? Have you seen Smith’s name anywhere near it? Didn’t think so…

Anyway, back to the subject at hand: Smith’s weight. One would think that the liberal Smith would have listened to Michelle Obama, who linked the country’s obesity problem with national security.

Or what about New York, the “Blue State” that is now working on creating a new elite Salt Police unit. Oh, I forgot, Smith is from New Jersey. Their liberalism is of the kind that creates rules against pumping your own gas.

I suppose I answered my question yesterday when I linked to Bill Maher and his rant based on the premise that military men and women are idiots (Those “Red State” recruits that sign up in droves). Smith isn’t a threat to national security because he wouldn’t be signing up for a stint in the Army even if he was at fighting weight. He’s too busy writing comics that sometimes, maybe, sorta…make it to your local comic shop.

But seriously, Kevin, I wish you the best of luck. Eat to your heart’s content. And get back to another incarnation of Clerks because…that’s what you’re good at. And the Soul Asylum song on the soundtrack? Classic.