Actor Martin Sheen, about to start shooting a film based on the notion that 9/11 was an inside job, thinks Mitt Romney is stupid. Sheen, who recently told us President Barack Obama would win in a cakewalk, opened up about the GOP challenger to The Huffington Post. He first focused on Romney's recent presidential debate performance and later dropped some Occupy Wall Street lingo on the interviewer. (Snip) " He’s never had to compete for a job or face eviction or struggle to get a college loan. He’s a guy that the old phrase applies to: ‘he was born on
Comments: Sheen is a drug-addled maroon. Romney and his wife lived in a basement apartment going to college with a desk formed by an old door on sawhorses. He also served overseas as a missionary which in no way is a glamorous lifestyle. Martin Sheen is the perfect idiot to represent the left along with his co-star Woody Harrelson. The movie budget must have a heavy choom ration in it.
For thousands of years nobody cared about what entertainers thought about serious topics. It was widely understood that performers, regardless of talent, were in general ignorant, immoral, egotistical and childlike. They were applauded for their performances. Decent people did not associate with them - not in public anyway. They had bad habits and were bad company.
The lowering and coarsening of standards in the past century has changed all that. Actors, actresses, entertainers and celebrities are actually looked up to by some people - usually young people with little experience of life. The cult of celebrity invests them with qualities of intelligence and wisdom that are seldom present.
Thus one can, and should complain of an airhead like Martin Sheen and his foolish opinions about politics or anything else of importance. But the reason he thinks his opinion is worth something is that other people do too. The real problem, the problem that is causing all the problems, is the fan base of people like Sheen and Obama and other celebrities. They are the load that is likely to swamp and sink the ship of state.
The truther film that Sheen and his fellow travellers are making will be a major BOMB at the box office. What these people don't know is that the majority of Americans love their country and don't believe that this was an inside job. This will also be very painful to those who lost loved ones on that day. Maybe Sheen's next film should be "Benghazi Nights" if he wants to highlight real malice and incompetence.
There are reasons someone who graduates with honors from Harvard Law School and in the top 5% of his Harvard MBA class don't have to "compete" for a job or face eviction, but being dumb isn't one of them.
I suspect Goveror Romney didn't have to compete for a job because he created his own - plus a whole lot of others. By the way, he gave away his inheritance, took no salary for saving the Olympics or for being governor of Massachusetts. Right now he has his campaign busses delivering supplies to emergency shelters. What have you done with your life, Martin, besides complain about the USA? I think I prefer Governor Romney.
I am sick and tired of,these nitwit Hollywood types telling people they don't even know that they are stupid. By all rights, most Repubs have more education than dims. I am a woman and I have two degrees. I worked my way through college, paid my own way. I finished college at 21. I was a teacher for over 33 yrs, loved my job and my students. I would never call someone I don't even know stupid or uneducated. These people are without any manners or soul. Shame on you all!
I have to laugh when I see one of these Hollywood "stars" commenting on politics. They always seem to have had their fifteen minutes of fame, but now the spotlight is dimming, and choice roles are becoming fewer and farther between.
Poor ol' Marty...He'll see his name in a headline, cut it out and paste it in his scrapbook, and then it's back to oblivion. Must be tough.
Actors in low-budget, "B" movies feel compelled to remind everyone in Hollywood that they're liberals. It helps them to get parts in movies and television programs. In Hollywood, the worst possible scenario is to be forgotten. It's much worse than any kind of bad press.
When you hear and see someone say something like that, somewhere I learned to "Consider the source". Historically, most court jesters and actors were not people to be taken seriously. Most, not all, are delusional buffoons.
Martin Sheen failed the entrance exam to the University of Dayton (Ohio). However, in 2005 he did manage to study literature for *one semester* at the National University of Ireland (Galway campus) after which he was awarded an "honorary" degree.
The self-righteousness of the leftists still amazes me. They honestly can't see their stupidity and ignorance. When confronted by reality, attack is their only defense. And, boy, are they attacking now. Their entire mindset is crumbling in a mass breakdown. A beautiful thing to watch.
Instead of calling Romney stupid (who has two Harvard degrees), you might want to look at Charlie Sheen who looks older than you do, due to his heavy drug use. (Please get him to a dentist to fix his rotten teeth).
PS I think you are still mad about the cancellation of your series "The West Wing". Boo hoo, nobody cares about you anymore.
Poor Marty got so drug addled on the set of Apocolypse that he can't tell reality from rainbow fantasies. He surely realizes that even as a 1-hour per week President on West Wing that he was smarter and certainly worked harder than President Empty Chair.
Re: #36 -- A maroon is moron with attitude, makes them all the more foolish. Suspect OP knows exactly what they want to say and how to spell it. Doesn't Martin Sheen frequently like to make a big deal about how very "Christian" he is? Has that pose been temporarily suspended?
Darn it #38 you stole my thunder. It looks like the fake president Ramon Estevez aka Marty Sheen is up to his old tricks again. Remember when this tool called President Bush a moron. Even though he unlike Sheen has a BA in history from Yale and a MBA from Harvard. Now he is calling a far smarter man in Mitt Romney a dummy. A man who like Bush got his MBA from Harvard along with his law degree. He even graduated at the top 5% of his class. Long story short this highschool graduate calling the governor stupid is like me calling Obama a great president or Moochelle Obama gorgeous. Totally laughable.
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New York Magazine writer Jonathan Chait spent his government shutdown day mocking WWII veterans who were shut out by the National Park Service (NPS) when they came to visit the National WWII Memorial in Washington, D.C. On Tuesday morning, Representative Michelle Bachman (R-MN) and several Republican members of Congress helped tear down the barricades shutting the elderly veterans out of the WWII memorial. After the barricades were removed, dozens of veterans flooded in to conduct their often emotional visits. But, thinking he was being funny, Chait took to Twitter to poke fun at the veterans, joking that the NPS should