Funnyman Robin Williams has launched a scathing attack on President George W. Bush and his decision to go ahead with war on Iraq.
The "One Hour Photo" actor also criticizes what he sees as his country's mixed messages when it comes to national security.
He says, "America is broke, basically, but Bush wants to wage a war that costs pretty much a billion dollars a month.
"We have a president for whom English is a second language. He's like 'We have to get rid of dictators,' but he's pretty much one himself.
"In America, we have orange alert, but what the hell does that mean? We're supposed to be afraid of Krishna? Of orange sorbet? Then it's like, 'You can't go out and shop, it's too dangerous out there,' but if that happens then the economy falls.
"The message is so mixed: 'Be afraid, but not too afraid.'"
Freaking hilarious, Robin.... Maybe you ought to stick to making shitty drama/action movies.
Alpha 1 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 3, posted (10 years 8 months 2 weeks 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 1186 times:
So what? Again, I don't know why anyone pays attention to ANY celeb from La-La Land, pro or con, on the war. Why are their views any more important than your's or mine? And they're certainly entitled to their views, whatever they are.
Besides, Robin is one funny guy I'll cut him a little slack.
Alpha 1 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 10, posted (10 years 8 months 2 weeks 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 1118 times:
B757300, I could say the same for guys like James Woods. Funny how, in typical conservative fashion, you lop everyone in the same nice, neat category. There's a few nuts of the right in La-La Land, and they're equally annoying.
Ilyushin96M From United States of America, joined Sep 1999, 2609 posts, RR: 13 Reply 12, posted (10 years 8 months 2 weeks 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 1099 times:
Sheesh, guys, chill out. Every time any one notable says anything against Bush or the war, you guys start foaming at the mouth. Your reactive attitudes are as ridiculous as some of the things the celebrities are saying.
IMHO, I think Robin Williams is trying to inject some humour into things. He's good at that. And, he has valid points. I think the stupid "terror alert status" colours are comical, as do many people, who don't know what to think about them. And also, it's ridiculous, the paranoia-induced propagandic TV ads I've been seeing, showing rolls of duct tape, and advertising that stupid ready.gov (or whatever it is) website that tells Americans how to prepare for terrorist attacks. Just for shits and grins, I'm gonna check that site out and see if it's really as dumb as it sounds.
Jaysit From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 15, posted (10 years 8 months 2 weeks 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 1041 times:
More foaming at the mouth from the usual a.net North American Taliban.
What do you do all day? Police the internet for thoughts that challenge the "wisdom" of your Supreme Leader, GWBush? What an Orwellian nightmare you're living in !
Humor, freedom of speech, democracy, and satire are clearly concepts that you have no appreciation for - or understanding of. You and your intellectual compatriots skulking around the caves near Kabul.
"Until then, he can just shut up."
LOL! Shouting words coming from the self-anointed cheerleader of Western Democracy.
NormalSpeed From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 18, posted (10 years 8 months 2 weeks 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 1005 times:
Just for the record: I happen to thing Robin Williams is extremely funny, however, I don't give a flyin' @$#& about his political views. It's his right to say what he wants. It's my right to think it's idiotic.
BarfBag From India, joined Mar 2001, 2085 posts, RR: 6 Reply 21, posted (10 years 8 months 2 weeks 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 947 times:
Oh c'mon Heavy, you're getting too wound up, as are others on this thread. Admittedly, American politics aren't quite my forte, but I do find that rather funny, even if the message goes contrary to your political beliefs. There are plenty of satirical depictions of both sides of the argument. Maybe I should go search for something that parodies Bush and co, just to even things out
Heavymetal From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 22, posted (10 years 8 months 2 weeks 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 943 times:
Actually, I did laugh. The first ten hundred times. But if that's all they've got to fall back on.....Alec Baldwin? (yawn) I mean it's like the anti-gun dopes with Charlton Heston. How about spending less time trying to put a face on your objections and more time trying to explain them.
I do find humor in the "Instant Authority" headline there...that has multiple applications.