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Tuesday, September 06, 2005

Out of the Mouths of Hollywood Idiots

First up is actor Sean Penn, whose "rescue boat" nearly sank itself. In an article found here, here is what would be rescue skipper had to say:

Oscar-winning Hollywood actor Sean Penn, who has been assisting rescue efforts in New Orleans, said the US government did not "seem to be inclined to help".

"We were pulling drowning people out of the water, it's the ultimate distress and human suffering ... dead bodies," he told GMTV.

Penn said he had spent nine hours on Monday searching the water for people and during all that time he saw just three boats carrying US officials.

First off, how much of that nine hours was spent just trying to keep your rescue boat from sinking? Second, does Mr. Penn expect us to believe that he covered the entire damaged area in New Orleans in nine hours via his boat that was apparently taking on water, and with a non-operative motor?

Ok. So, let’s say he saw just three boats carrying U.S. officials. That doesn’t mean there weren’t many more boats traversing the waters throughout the city rescuing people who were trapped. And that’s just the boats. What about the helicopters in the skies lifting people from rooftops?

Oh, wait a minute. I get it. Sean Penn wants us all to believe that he was the only one trying to rescue people out there on the day he was there bailing water out of his boat.

"There are people that are dying right now and I mean babies and old people and everybody in between - they're dying. There are people dying and (the US government are) not putting the boats in the water, I think that's criminal negligence. I don't think anybody ever anticipated the criminal negligence of the Bush administration in this situation."

Again, Mr. Penn is deluded if he thinks that the three boats he saw were the only ones there.

If there is criminal negligence here it rests firmly upon the Mayor of New Orleans, who waited until the last minute to proclaim a mandatory evacuation, and for withholding the use of his city buses for evacuation transportation until they themselves were overcome with flood water. The Mayor is responsible for the murders, rapes, cop-killing, and looting for not calling out to Gov. Blanco to send out the LA National Guard to reinforce his police forces.

Gov. Blanco is guilty of criminal negligence for waiting for four days after the hurricane hit to request federal aid from President Bush.

Sean Penn is guilty of an overblown sense of importance beyond the silver screen and an incredible case of ignorance of how governments (local, state and federal) function in times of disaster and what their responsibilities are.

The take away for Mr. Penn from his experience, other than much needed civics education on his part, is that if you’re going to set out to rescue people via boat, you might want to make sure the boat is in ship shape to take on evacuees and not water.

Second up on stage in the latest Hollywood Idiots review is that James Bond want to be, Pierce Brosnan.

In a story found here, Brosnan, being the only big star at the Deauville Festival of American Cinema in France, decided to seize the opportunity, like so many other idiots in the American entertainment industry have, to bad mouth their president and country on foreign soil.

So what was his brilliant, insightful message to the French? Was it about the challenges of his career as an actor? His latest film endeavors? What he thinks makes a great cinema film? No. Here is what he chose to say:

"This man called President Bush has a lot to answer for," the former James Bond actor told reporters Saturday. "I don't know if this man is really taking care of America. This government has been shameful."

Sorry, that’s as deep as Mr. Brosnan gets. He offers no supporting facts, just his shallow accusation.

Hollywood idiots, there so predictably entertaining, especially when they wander from their script and try to communicate with their audience about anything other than movie land fantasy.

2 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Spicoli takes to the water and a few days later Bob Denver is dead.....

Coincidence?

I smell a Gilligan's Island re-make in the works with the Big S as the loveable Gilligan!

8:06 PM  
Blogger John said...

Hollyweirdos will always take the chance for limelight, even when they have no authority in the matter.

4:22 AM  

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