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Wednesday, September 10, 2008

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Morgan K Freeberg

I agree Rick, but why heckle the guy. This is the kind of argument that lacks the structural integrity to support its own awkward weight, and crumbles on its own if it's simply taken seriously.

The Governor of Alaska is unsuitable for negotiating with Vladimir Putin. We know this, because we're being told so by a guy who pretends things for a living. Acting in his rightful capacity as a distinguished foreign-affairs commentator.

If that doesn't put it over the top, here's something else.

I'm not allowed to question Sen. Obama's patriotism. He's got this long string of wretched America-hating friends of his, and there are lots of other pieces of evidence to toss onto the pile. But NO. I'm not allowed to think Obama has any resentment toward the United States, or that he believes the country is in for any kind of come-uppins, even though all kinds of signs are there. All kinds. Another sign pops up every month, and half a year ago, it was a couple new ones every week.

Mr. Damon, on the other hand, can pull the fact that Sarah Palin believes in 4,000 year old dinosaurs, from his rear end. Oh yes, Matt. That's quite reasonable.

SpideyTerry

"Meet Matt Damon... Idiot"

Y'know, that last word wasn't needed. I mean, it's Matt Damon. The "idiot" part is implied.

"a guy who pretends things for a living"

And doesn't really even do a good job of it.

SAGE

Enough said:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bK5CSaTw70o
Matt Damon...IDIOT!

tim aka The Godless Heathen

Wow, he acts really dumb. He is acting right?

I'd listen to him about as much as asking my plumber which stocks to buy.

Way to go AP, keeping the journalistic integrity intact once again. Who’s next, Pauly Shore talking about Sec. of State, Jack Black about Sec. of Defense?

I spit in your general direction.

Mike

Matt
What a waste time it was for you to attend school for all those years,you could off been a great plumber.I think if you suck it up and make the call of yor life to RUSH spend a week end with with him I'm shure he could show you how much of your mind is not being used.
PS don't worry we will protect you no matter. Take care you can be saved.

CB

My sentiments....exactly!

Cindy

Here we go, another Hollywood expert on Foreign and Domestic, for that fact, matters...What is your resume Matt???? Please tell us!!!

Greta

You know, when I saw that video, it reminded me a lot of the scene in Good Will Hunting at the bar. Affleck's character is taunted for being stupid by a bunch of arrogant Harvard students. I think Damon forgot his own movie.

Vice President Palin...how do ya like them apples?

Chad

Yes, just what I need, another Hollywood moonbat spouting out about something that he know's absolutely nothing, and I mean nothing, about.

Damon, just go back to making crappy movies that don't have a Bourne inthe title of it.

amyj

Putin isn't President of Russia anymore. If Matt is so smart he'd already know that. What an idiot. What a loser.

momcherie

LOL I saw this ridiculous link yesterday on Drudge. The 'dinosaur 4000 years ago rant' was confusing until tonight. It was a hoax to smear Sarah Palin on this blog: http://unbearablebobness.typepad.com/my_weblog/
It was so out there, it was debunked by CNN. I guess Matt was too busy reading the leftwing crazies than to fact check his sources before putting out his 'movie'. No Jason Bourne here!

Sarah Paelin is the GOVERNOR AND hockey mom, not a person who pretends for a living. This guy is out of touch - a sexist. He's afraid to give the woman her pay. A man like this has no respect for a woman- or reality. He has his head in the clouds, a script.

He wants everyone else to live in socialism, so he can be an elitest. He throws peanuts to the poor so they stay happy and dependent, so he keeps his big house and lifestyle and has plenty to clean for him. He's the one laughing at the hardworking poor. Get real Mr. "sexy." Start doing your own laundry, go to college, perhaps you can keep up with current events, read up on international affairs. While you are learning about Russia, why don't you research the time period 1993, and what it was like to live in Russia and why. How everyone was poor because government got so BIG. Oh, but who cares about the average Joe, all they need is a little handout, some milk and coffee money to keep them happy so they don't compete with me, so they don't challenge me. Well I don't choose to watch your fake movies.

"Get scrubbing my floor, I'm Matt Damon, who's the President of Russia by the way?"

Maybe you Mr. Damon, can find out about Paelin too, by something called reading and listening. Why don't you go read some legislation she signed?

Look pal, open a history book.

dorothy


Please remember, the German entertainers and actors were in bed with Hitler when he was rising to power. What do we expect from an actor, a pretender, a puppet, a pawn?

Ziba

Matt Damon is an idiot, so are most of the actors: Tom Cruise, Brad Pitt, George Clooney, Angelina J, Sharon Stone... (good looking, vain, and brainless) These guys and gals live in a world of pretence and they are the last person that should give any political view to the American public. They dont even know what the real world means. The only reason they back Obama is because he is a great actor. He can have a future in Hollywood. I think he should join them and start his own West Wing style sitcom.

Ann

To Matt Damon:
Political commentary is above your pay grade. You're embarrassing yourself.

LMFAO

Great comments.

Brutally honest (and hysterically funny)!

Mona

Matt:
McCain's mother is 93 and constructs better sentences than you do. What makes you think or wish for John McCain's death? By the way, what do you know about a one-term Congressman who can only vote "Present?" You should definetly stick to acting. What if even dumber people look up to you and we get a Fake Obama for a president at this time in our history? Are you prepared to take responsibility for your uninformed remarks?

Magic

Everytime a narcissistic Hollywood-entrenched tool like Damon (or Pam Anderson or George Clooney or Brad Pitt) comes on and spews their alternate reality as OUR reality, it ironically feels to me like the best endorsement they could give to the opposing party.

Matt Damon, you were never the sexiest man alive, but you may be getting close to the title of the most sexist man alive.

I'm sure your life in Italy, with millions of dollars and your Italian wife, villa, maseratis, fancy hollywood elite parties, have really prepared you to understand the world and geopolitics, right?

You are just one more egocentric, nauseating example of an elitist, out of touch Obama supporter. On behalf of this working mother, who also serves in the US military, Matt Damon Go F... Yourself.

Sam

A psychiatrist who has treated over 1,500 patients has come to the unshocking conclusion that liberalism is indeed a mental disorder.

Just when liberals thought it was safe to start identifying themselves as such, an acclaimed, veteran psychiatrist is making the case that the ideology motivating them is actually a mental disorder.
"Based on strikingly irrational beliefs and emotions, modern liberals relentlessly undermine the most important principles on which our freedoms were founded," says Dr. Lyle Rossiter, author of the new book, "The Liberal Mind: The Psychological Causes of Political Madness." "Like spoiled, angry children, they rebel against the normal responsibilities of adulthood and demand that a parental government meet their needs from cradle to grave."

...Rossiter says the kind of liberalism being displayed by the two major candidates for the Democratic Party presidential nomination can only be understood as a psychological disorder.

"A social scientist who understands human nature will not dismiss the vital roles of free choice, voluntary cooperation and moral integrity - as liberals do," he says. "A political leader who understands human nature will not ignore individual differences in talent, drive, personal appeal and work ethic, and then try to impose economic and social equality on the population - as liberals do. And a legislator who understands human nature will not create an environment of rules which over-regulates and over-taxes the nation's citizens, corrupts their character and reduces them to wards of the state - as liberals do."

Dr. Rossiter says the liberal agenda preys on weakness and feelings of inferiority in the population by:

creating and reinforcing perceptions of victimization;
satisfying infantile claims to entitlement, indulgence and compensation;
augmenting primitive feelings of envy;
rejecting the sovereignty of the individual, subordinating him to the will of the government.
"The roots of liberalism - and its associated madness - can be clearly identified by understanding how children develop from infancy to adulthood and how distorted development produces the irrational beliefs of the liberal mind," he says. "When the modern liberal mind whines about imaginary victims, rages against imaginary villains and seeks above all else to run the lives of persons competent to run their own lives, the neurosis of the liberal mind becomes painfully obvious."


So, Dr. Rossiter has concluded what conservatives have been saying for a long, long time -- that liberalism is nothing more than politics practiced by someone with a mindset of a five-year-old, immature and emotional.

The Florida-based American Health Association has released symptoms of what it calls "post-election selection trauma," or PEST, which include: feelings of withdrawal, feelings of isolation, emotional anger and bitterness, loss of appetite, sleeplessness, nightmares, pervasive moodiness including endless sulking, and being excessively worried about the direction of the country.


Rob Gordon

"Post-election selection trauma affects many people and they have a right to be taken seriously and to seek counseling," psychotherapist Rob Gordon of the AHA told the Boca Raton News. "This is a real need and we're a charity. This is not a matter of Republicans and Democrats."

Some 30 people have reportedly contacted Gordon's group for counseling since Kerry conceded the race to Bush Nov. 3, and more than a dozen others in Palm Beach County have undergone intense hypnotherapy by trauma specialist Douglas Schooler.

"The problem is out there and it's not going to go away anytime soon," Schooler told the paper. "Conservatives are calling me to say these people are weak-kneed kooks, but they're not acknowledging that this is a normal psychological response to a severe and disillusioning situation. Any suggestion that this is not a serious problem arises from a political agenda. The Republicans don't want this talked about."


Other counselors, like Nancy Tabet of Delray Beach, Fla., are finding similar concerns among clients.

"It's interesting to me that people in Palm Beach County, because they vote for Kerry and thoroughly expected him to win, are in somewhat of a disbelief stage," she said. "We talk it out in our sessions and I help them realize there are people who share their viewpoint and who are there for them throughout this ordeal."

But there isn't unanimity among counselors about the existence of any actual trauma.

"I don't disagree with their diagnosis, but I wouldn't use the word trauma," Elizabeth Foxman, a cognitive therapist in Delray Beach told the News. "That's a loaded term. I would say there's more sadness and anxiety than trauma. My own patients have been stressed, but only one or two have mentioned the election as a topic in therapy."

Last weekend, a Georgia man fatally shot himself at Ground Zero in New York City. Friends of Andrew Veal, 25, stated they believed the suicide was a protest against Bush's re-election and the war in Iraq.

"When someone commits suicide in New York and Kerry's loss is even slightly connected, it's serious," Gordon said.

The issue is reminiscent of anxiety expressed earlier this year – especially among some Republicans and conservatives – when Bush announced he would seek legal status for millions of illegal aliens through what he called a temporary-worker program.

As WorldNetDaily reported, some Bush supporters felt it was a "slap in the face from the president," as they experienced nightmares, sweaty palms and knifing pains.


Rush Limbaugh

Radio talk-show giant Rush Limbaugh addressed the Kerry-counseling issue during his national broadcast Tuesday, noting that he would offer his own brand of conservative help to those who felt anxious.

"We lost in '92, we lost in '96. We didn't go out there and act like we had stress disorders and so forth," Limbaugh said. "But each time we have won, we won in '88, we won in 2000, and we won in 2004. That encompasses my 16 years. And each time after a victory, I have been magnanimous, and I myself have offered therapy and counseling to liberals who wanted to call and talk about it, and seriously so, and I have offered my compassion to those who seek it and I've also been open to accepting apologies from people on the left if that would make them feel better."

"Bush Derangement Syndrome" ("BDS") is a political term coined by the American conservative political columnist Charles Krauthammer in a 2003 column. The term has been used in newspaper columns and editorials, on talk radio, by commentators in the mainstream press, including The Washington Post, The New York Times, and Fox News Channel, and in the blogosphere.

The term Bush Derangement Syndrome has been used in the political arena to describe a purported hatred by some American liberals of President George W. Bush and his policies.[1][2] This supposedly leads to reflexive opposition to any position advocated by Bush for no other reason than that Bush happens to be advocating it.[3]

Krauthammer defined Bush Derangement Syndrome as "the acute onset of paranoia in otherwise normal people in reaction to the policies, the presidency — nay — the very existence of George W. Bush".[4][5] While Krauthammer's column was somewhat tongue-in-cheek (eg., "What is worrying epidemiologists about the Dean incident, however, is that heretofore no case had been reported in Vermont, or any other dairy state"), the term indicates a belief that some extreme criticisms of President Bush are of emotional origins rather than based on facts or logic.

Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin seemed puzzled Thursday when ABC News anchor Charles Gibson asked her whether she agrees with the "Bush doctrine."

"In what respect, Charlie?" she replied.

Intentionally or not, the Republican vice presidential nominee was on to something. After a brief exchange, Gibson explained that he was referring to the idea -- enshrined in a September 2002 White House strategy document -- that the United States may act militarily to counter a perceived threat emerging in another country. But that is just one version of a purported Bush doctrine advanced over the past eight years.

Peter D. Feaver, who worked on the Bush national security strategy as a staff member on the National Security Council, said he has counted as many as seven distinct Bush doctrines. They include the president's second-term "freedom agenda"; the notion that states that harbor terrorists should be treated no differently than terrorists themselves; the willingness to use a "coalition of the willing" if the United Nations does not address threats; and the one Gibson was talking about -- the doctrine of preemptive war.

"If you were given a quiz, you might guess that one, because it's one that many people associate with the Bush doctrine," said Feaver, now a Duke University professor. "But in fact it's not the only one."

This debate may ordinarily be little more than cocktail chatter for the foreign policy establishment, but political blogs were buzzing yesterday over Palin's entire interview with Gibson, including the confusion about the doctrine. Liberals said it was yet another case of Palin's thin grasp on foreign policy, while conservatives replied that she handled herself well by putting the question back on Gibson.

After she asked Gibson to clarify what he meant, the anchor pressed Palin on whether the United States has "a right to make a preemptive strike against another country if we feel that country might strike us."

"Charlie," Palin replied, "if there is legitimate and enough intelligence that tells us that a strike is imminent against American people, we have every right to defend our country. In fact, the president has the obligation, the duty to defend."

The campaign of Democratic Sen. Barack Obama directed reporters to online commentary about the exchange. "What Sarah Palin revealed is that she has not been interested enough in world affairs to become minimally conversant with the issues," journalist James Fallows wrote on TheAtlantic.com. "Many people in our great land might have difficulty defining the 'Bush Doctrine' exactly. But not to recognize the name, as obviously was the case for Palin, indicates not a failure of last-minute cramming but a lack of attention to any foreign-policy discussion whatsoever in the last seven years."

Conservatives ridiculed such reasoning. "What a bunch of nonsense," Andrew C. McCarthy wrote on National Review Online. "Peanut gallery denizens like me, who don't have states to run and who follow this stuff very closely, disagree intensely among ourselves about what the Bush Doctrine is."

Outside foreign policy experts offered different reads on the question. Richard C. Holbrooke, who served key posts in both the Clinton and Carter administrations, said he saw the 2002 National Security Strategy of the White House as the critical statement of a Bush doctrine. (The White House staff member who helped draft the 2002 document, Stephen E. Biegun, now serves as Palin's foreign policy adviser.)

The strategy document itself articulates the principle as follows: "The greater the threat, the greater is the risk of inaction -- and the more compelling the case for taking anticipatory action to defend ourselves, even if uncertainty remains as to the time and place of the enemy's attack. To forestall or prevent such hostile acts by our adversaries, the United States will, if necessary, act preemptively."

According to Holbrooke, "the core point is that the Bush people were extremely proud of it and they presented it as a historical breakthrough."

But one of the drafters of that document demurred at investing the statement with too much weight. "I actually never thought there was a Bush doctrine," said Philip D. Zelikow, who later served as State Department counselor under Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice. "Indeed, I believe the assertion that there is such a doctrine lends greater coherence to the administration's policies than they deserve."

Zbigniew Brzezinski, Jimmy Carter's national security adviser, said he thought there was no "single piece of paper" that represents the Bush doctrine, but said several ideas collectively make up the doctrine, including the endorsement of preventive war and the idea that there is such a thing as a "war on terror."

"There are many elements to the Bush doctrine," he said.

In an interview, Bush press secretary Dana Perino said that "the Bush doctrine is commonly used to describe key elements of the president's overall strategy for dealing with threats from terrorists." She laid out three elements:

"The United States makes no distinction between those who commit acts of terror and those who support and harbor terrorists. . . . We will confront grave threats before they fully materialize and will fight the terrorists abroad so we don't have to face them at home. . . . We will counter the hateful ideology of the terrorist by promoting the hopeful alternative of human freedom."

Bush, she added, "is comfortable with the way I just described it."


Obamass

Evidently Matt is not a Christian (There is still time Matt). According to estimates based on the Bible, Dinosaurs lived thousands of years ago not millions of years ago. What Matt is poking fun of is religion not Palin's intellegence or sanity.

JAKE

QUITE SIMPLY:
A CLOWN,,FOR AMUSEMENT PURPOSES ONLY...AS CHOSEN BY HIM AS A PROFESSION

John Ellis

What do we expect? He is an actor. Where I come from "actor" equals "sh*t". Most of these people are morons of the lowest order, and are predisposed to such self-destructive behavior. And let's face it - when was the last time you met a liberal that *didn't* have self-destructive tendencies? Just look at their children... Yes, that's what liberalism breeds.

CB

Mr. Ellis put it best - kudos brother!

Dawn P

And when did the media start believing that we actually care to hear what an actor's opinion on politics is? I would still like to see the ones who said that if Bush got elected, they were going to move out of the US. "Go on, move now - we are still waiting for you to go!"

Wes

What an idiot. Matt Damon...ha ha ha!

Natalie

Matt is just another Hollywood wanna be smarty pants! Just who do you think you are? What qualifies you to speak. For starters Sarah Palin has more experience than Obama/Biden & even McCain put together. She owned her own business, was a mayor, & now a governor with 24,000 people under her belt. What has Senator Goverment ever done? Huh? Quit talking smack that you simply do NOT know about...

Why don't you go act? Let me guess you realized you have no more future there and decided to smear someone else's....You are your typical sexist arrogant male SOB!

Joe

So many people on here have slammed Matt Damon. He deserves every bit and even more. The rant that this clown went on about Sarah Palin and the disrespect for John McCain who just happens to be the most honest and decent man in politics of the last 20 years, is astounding! It is as bad as throwing rocks at our grandfathers, great uncles and all others that defeated Hitler in WWII. Damon has no respect, he is an over-inflated elitist turd. Unfortunately, we have way too many people in this country that can't think for themselves. Count among those many many young men and women who would vote for anything this little piss ant and pip-sqeak Matt Damon and these other Hollywood low-lives tell them to. We as a country have missed the mark somewhere when our young people can't think for themselves. Half of them are voting for Obama and they don't even know what our constitution basically says or who Alexander Hamilton or John Adams or John Paul Jones are! They have no understanding of history here or world wide and crazies like Damon can take advantage of it for what they deem their personal agenda or right as an elitist low-life piece of crap.

Tara

That is funny! You are so sarcastic! I saw you when you were here in Boise at the theater. We made eye contact and you looked back, the aura around you embraced me. Its funny I was living in Orlando at the time and was visiting here and happened to see you. I know you are married but your eyes were so comforting. Have you ever just known you belonged to someone? I wish to see you again, and this time meet you. I know you have no idea who I am and you get this all the time, but I truly know we need to meet . I know you have a
family and that is the most important, but I really believe that sometimes life turns you in a direction for a reason. I know your mine.
Hope for one more chance to see you here.


Love
Tara

Dan

What a slappy idiot Damon is.... he should stick to make believe where other people write the words that come out of his foolish ,uninformed, phoney ,make believe for a living mouth.

He's surely no "Will Hunting".. quite the contrary.

Emily

He says he doesn't know anything about her yet he has so much to say! Typical liberal.

Jim

"Evidently Matt is not a Christian (There is still time Matt). According to estimates based on the Bible, Dinosaurs lived thousands of years ago not millions of years ago." This is about as dumb as what Matt Damon said. It must be a conspiracy of international proportions if pretty much all scientists disagree with this. Sorry, but the bible was written by man during a time in which he had limited understanding of the earth. The bible provides answers to things that there aren't answers to; and for some people that's good enough, but not me.

Shut up Monkey!

I think Matt is hanging out too much with George C'looney' and that douche Aflec. Dancing monkeys - shut the hell up and dance.

HobbsO

Wow. Sarah Palin defenders. You guys realise she's so low down in the polls is because she said stuff like "But obviously, we've got to stand with our North Korean allies." and "Especially within hours of a tragedy unfolding, journalists and pundits should not manufacture a blood libel that serves only to incite the very hatred and violence they purport to condemn. That is reprehensible." coining the phrase ("blood libel") that typically refers historically to the alleged murder of Christian babies by Jews.
You really support this woman?

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