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The Academy Awards Come Out of the Closet
Pajamas Media ^ | February 25th, 2013 | Roger L. Simon

Posted on 02/25/2013 5:14:23 AM PST by radioone

Hollywood has enough of a reputation for being in the pocket of the Democratic Party, but now they not only are in the pocket, they’re in the wallet, the purse, the laptop, the vestibule, the fax machine, the refrigerator, the oven, the slow cooker, shoes, socks, bell, book and candle and just about everything else.

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TOPICS: Politics
KEYWORDS: democrat; hollywood; liberal; obama

1 posted on 02/25/2013 5:14:28 AM PST by radioone
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To: radioone

I have not seen this event since 1995. What’ve I missed?

Not much, apparently. ;-)


2 posted on 02/25/2013 5:18:36 AM PST by cuban leaf (Were doomed! Details at eleven.)
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To: cuban leaf

I quit watching the year Liz Taylor got the best actress award for ‘Butterfield Eight’ (a cheesy role in a cheesy film) over Sophie Loren, who was spectacular in ‘Two Women’.

For my money, ‘Two Women’ was not only a great film...it was THE career benchmark for Loren!

That’s when I wrote the whole thing off. It was MANY years ago.


3 posted on 02/25/2013 5:30:42 AM PST by SMARTY ("The man who has no inner-life is a slave to his surroundings. "Henri Frederic Amiel)
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To: radioone

Geez. Just now they figure that out?


4 posted on 02/25/2013 5:38:39 AM PST by Little Ray (Waiting for the return of the Gods of the Copybook Headings.)
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To: radioone

I quit watching when Woopie Goldberg used to host and use it a a platform to bash republicans. Evidently not much has changed.


5 posted on 02/25/2013 5:39:07 AM PST by BobinIL
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To: radioone

I used to be a movie fan. No more. I rarely go to the movies. Why support a bunch of leftists?


6 posted on 02/25/2013 5:39:30 AM PST by popdonnelly (The right to self-defense is older than the Constitution.)
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To: radioone

Stopped watching when it became fashionable, nay required, to engage in conservative bashing during the opening monologue, the continuing monologue, the presentations, acceptance speeches, notification of commercial breaks, and after Oscar parties.


7 posted on 02/25/2013 5:41:06 AM PST by navymom1
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To: popdonnelly

My annual movie this year was “Indiana Jones and the 13 Dwarves”, although they suckered me in by calling it, “The Hobbit”. 2013 may not have an annual movie...


8 posted on 02/25/2013 5:46:21 AM PST by Mr Rogers (America is becoming California, and California is becoming Detroit. Detroit is already hell.)
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To: radioone

I haven’t watched much TV OR movies for about 15 years. I am missing nothing but being brain washed.

Only people of LOW IQ can tolerate much of that establishment’s nonsense.


9 posted on 02/25/2013 5:58:09 AM PST by Truth2012
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To: radioone

I haven’t watched the Oscars since streaking was popular. Four hours of actors telling me just how much America sucks.


10 posted on 02/25/2013 5:59:52 AM PST by Huskrrrr
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To: navymom1
Stopped watching

It doesn't matter to Hollywood if you watch the awards program as long as you continue to pay to see the award attendees.

11 posted on 02/25/2013 6:03:13 AM PST by MosesKnows
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To: radioone

My wife remembers the last time we watched the Oscars and the exact moment we turned it off. She thinks it was 1992 or 1993. Susan Sarandon was presenting an award to somebody and instead of just presenting the award she went on about some boatload of Haitians being denied entry to the United States. “Their only crime?” she asked. “They all have AIDS.” Apparently, that was following Richard Gere saying something about the Dalai Lama or the Tibetans or something. She can’t remember and I don’t remember it at all. But the Oscars was always more her thing than mine.


12 posted on 02/25/2013 6:05:34 AM PST by old and tired
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To: radioone
boycott stupid hollywood ,TV , news media

They are all liberals/democrats/socialists

democrats are hell bent on making us slaves to the government

I wish the stupid politicians, government bureaucrats, and their stupid government agencies would go away.

the media tells us that politicians have to “do something” and that Republicans have to “work together” and compromise with democrats . bs. I don't want them to do something all I want them to do is go away , take their stupid big overbearing government with them and leave us alone to live our lives in freedom and how we want to . Go away democrats, you sick liberal scum. Louisiana must secede

13 posted on 02/25/2013 6:05:47 AM PST by Democrat_media (media makes mass shooters household names to create more & take our guns)
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To: MosesKnows
It doesn't matter to Hollywood if you watch the awards program as long as you continue to pay to see the award attendees.

Who does that? We just wait until things come on Netflix. I know the studio gets some money from that, but since it's mixed in with stuff we actually enjoy - like old episodes of Columbo, we're not cancelling Netflix anytime soon. I'm in no hurry to see anything. And I like being home where I can eat my own food and pause the show to go to the bathroom. I'm no expert, but I've got to believe Hollywood doesn't make money like it used to.

14 posted on 02/25/2013 6:10:30 AM PST by old and tired
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To: radioone

And really... Michelle Obama presenting the Best Picture award! For a political Hollywood film about Hollywood? I didn’t watch to the end nor much in between, especially after the supposed “joke” regarding the actors giving themselves the flu 2 weeks ago so they could look good for tonight. Like eating disorders aren’t already a huge problem. But I guess it’s ok to get the “flu” in the fight against obesity.


15 posted on 02/25/2013 6:25:11 AM PST by myrabach
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To: Mr Rogers

LOL!

As a huge fan of the LOTR trilogy - the extended cut version only, though - I somehow knew The Hobbit - Part One: The Big Nothing - was likely to be a disaster, but my wife insisted we go see it for a rare trip to “the big screen.”

A recent flame-up in low back pain encouraged me, despite knowing the consequences, to take some Flexeril just before we left for the theater. I vaguely - very vaguely - recall some predictable schtick in the Bag End house, and some endless helicopter pans of very forgettable dwarves running along in low light. I think there was a dragon with a large eye in there somewhere as well. Not sure. Really didn’t care. I did, however, remember vividly my realization at the end, based on some sort of intuitive knowing, that this was a very worthless piece of dreck, and probably best viewed on such memory-distorting meds that, strangely, left me with a very clear and enjoyable memory of heavily buttered popcorn.

The Oscars? The old adage that 90% of everything is sh*t is probably a gross underestimate of Hollywood since the Sixties, but now the involvement of Obama and the spouse thing removes the “probably” from the equation.


16 posted on 02/25/2013 6:26:45 AM PST by dagogo redux (A whiff of primitive spirits in the air, harbingers of an impending descent into the feral.)
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To: old and tired

I’ve watched all of Columbo, Quincy, etc. I love watching the British shows too.


17 posted on 02/25/2013 6:31:55 AM PST by gattaca ("Great things can be accomplished if you don't care who gets the credit." Ronald Reagan)
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To: radioone

They continue to degenerate.

The Mark Wahlberg/Ted joke about an after-Oscars orgy at Jack Nicholson’s was a wry implication of the Roman Polanski drug and rape of a 13 yr old at a similar post Oscar orgy party at Jack Nicholson’s.


18 posted on 02/25/2013 6:42:53 AM PST by Cvengr (Adversity in life and death is inevitable. Thru faith in Christ, stress is optional.)
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To: Truth2012

We don’t even have cable in my home, and talk about liberating! I can read a book now or go on my Facebook page which is limited to conservatives, or go to Free Republic.


19 posted on 02/25/2013 6:43:20 AM PST by MondoQueen
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To: cuban leaf
AFAIK the last good movie was Gladiator.
Proximo: I know that you are a man of your word, General. I know that you would die for honor, for Rome, for the memory of your ancestors. But as for me? I'm an entertainer.

20 posted on 02/25/2013 6:47:57 AM PST by Moonman62 (The US has become a government with a country, rather than a country with a government.)
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To: radioone

“This show is being watched by roughly a billion people around the world, and everyone is thinking the exact same thing: That we’re all gay.”

- Steve Martin hosting the Oscars, 2001.

Knew that many of them were long before that.


21 posted on 02/25/2013 6:51:31 AM PST by Hillarys Gate Cult (Liberals make unrealistic demands on reality and reality doesn't oblige them.)
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To: popdonnelly

You could still watch movies and not support these lefty pukes by using bittorrent. Download and don’t pay them a dime. It’s legal actually and I work in Hollywood.


22 posted on 02/25/2013 7:08:22 AM PST by max americana (Make the world a better place by punching a liberal in the face)
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To: cuban leaf

“I have not seen this event since 1995. What’ve I missed?”

Beat you to it...I work in Hollywood and our office is 5 minutes away from the libtard fiesta. No one in our production company watches it. We just went to Vegas to unwind.


23 posted on 02/25/2013 7:10:00 AM PST by max americana (Make the world a better place by punching a liberal in the face)
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To: Hillarys Gate Cult
"That we're all gay."

My wife and I vaguely remembered that Sunday evening was the Academy Awards night, sometime around 10:30 PM CST, and thinking I might grab an easy update on what finally fell out, I turned on the telly. Viola! It was still on.

And, so, we decided to watch until Best Picture was awarded, noting that none of the nominees looked interesting (right, we haven't been to see Les Mis). We were getting settled in for the night while the Pretty People Played With Themselves In Public, and finally, we noticed there was a final "good-night number" offered by the host and some almost-anorexic dame. Did anyone catch that? It woulda been the tops for the night if I'd seen the whole enchilada -- a number called "Here's to the Losers."

Someone up above mentioned nervous laughter. There was plenty of that during this number. Was this a joke? Should we laugh? Was it a cruel insult? Should we storm out fuming smoke from our ears? So many double-entendres!! So little time to figure out how I should emote to them!!

Clearly, the lyrics of this number were being read from a telepropmpter, and also clearly there were likely scores of different versions of lyrics, as the songwriters (supposedly) would not know who the winners (and, hence, the losers) would be. In other words, ALL THE NOMINEES in every category was likely a candidate for the ending number "Here's to the Losers."

And, with that realization, the biggest joke of all took shape -- that's what the entire evening was about -- losers. All of them -- the films, the people who made them, the people who gathered in their sparkly clothes to fawn over one another.

"We're all gay?" They should hope for something so worthy. They're all losers.

Blech. In future years, I won't waste another 10 to 15 minutes like that!

24 posted on 02/25/2013 7:18:53 AM PST by Brandybux (Oportet ministros manus lavare antequam latrinam relinquent.)
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To: radioone

If there is one industry the GOP needs to stick it to, BIG TIME, it is Hollywierd. They have wracked up the tile of political enemy for life. Knock them into the stone age.


25 posted on 02/25/2013 6:08:44 PM PST by SaraJohnson
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