The Right Thanks Hollywood!!

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    Billboard Delivers Right Jab To Hollywood
    Billboard Raises Eyebrows On Hollywood Boulevard

    POSTED: 3:17 pm EST February 10, 2005
    UPDATED: 4:42 pm EST February 10, 2005

    LOS ANGELES -- A conservative group is giving thanks where thanks is not wanted.



    Citizens United posted a billboard thanking Hollywood stars for contributing to the re-election of President George W. Bush.

    The billboard includes the text "4 More Years ... Thank You Hollywood!" It features pictures of Michael Moore, Whoopi Goldberg, Ben Affleck, Chevy Chase, Martin Sheen, Barbra Streisand and Sean Penn.

    "Using a billboard, thanking Hollywood for helping re-elect George Bush is somewhat in fun, but also delivers a serious message," said Dave Bossie, president of Citizens United. "That is, every action has an equal and opposite reaction."

    Citizens United is the same group that mounted a counterattack against Moore's "Fahrenheit 9/11" called "Celsius: 41.11."

    The billboards are more than one block from the site of the Kodak Theatre at Hollywood and Highland, site of the Academy Awards presentation. Citizens United said it has plans for more billboards in the area.
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    I saw it on the news the other day. Being in the same pic with Bush must be making their skin crawl!!!!
     
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    Haha, right.. you were trying to alert the citizens of Hollywood about an important principle of physics. Somewhat fun...

    While that is pretty funny, don't you think there are much, much, MUCH better ways to spend money than saying "Haha, we won, suckers!"?


    I mean, I'd definitely do something like that if I had the money, but CU has a budget and goals, and wasting money on being sore winners isn't really at the top of their minutes...or maybe it is...
     
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    Seriously... you can hear stools being kicked en masse =)

    But I mean, doesn't *everyone* belong in politics?

    If a celebrity uses his/her star power/name recognition to support his or her cause, shouldn't that be lauded? I'm sure any true supporter of any cause would do it in a second.

    I don't think its merely because I'm on the left that I support celebrity involvement-- people can criticize them for their views but you shouldn't criticize a citizen for having convictions and acting on those convictions, saying "stupid celebrities! butt out where you don't belong!"
     
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    Well theres nothing wrong with good manners and saying thank you ;)
     
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    If you were a famous actor you wouldn't donate large sums of money, and accept invitations to speak to people about causes you find important?

    Man, I sure would..
     
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    I live one block from the Kodak Theater. I haven't seen it, but guess now I'll have to find it to take a look!

    They would have been better to place it on Sunset near Laurel or here in Burbank (I'm writing this from my office) - few who work in the industry go anywhere near Hollywood and Highland except on Oscar night - the place is a tourist trap for the visiting mobs, and has nothing to do with the Hollywood "industry"



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    If the cause is good I wouldn't calling it influencing the naive, I'd call it alerting the masses.

    Then again, my only critique would be abusing fame and recognition in support of an issue one hasn't thought out clearly.
     
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    I mean, that's a huge question... I don't know why many actors are liberals. I'm just glad I'm not in the same party as Britney Speares :teeth:
     
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    I guess the distinction then comes from what is deemed important cause and what is considered by more intelligent adults as brainwashing and idolotry aimed at youngins.

    Many in the entertainment industry do not connect with Joe regular in any way, and for them to pretend that someone like Kerry or Mike Moore is for the regular guy is becoming very transparent.
     

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