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Sean Penn - Hard To Figure

Discussion in 'Legal & Political Archive' started by longcolt, Mar 11, 2010.

  1. longcolt

    longcolt Zephyrhills, FL Active Member

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    I am amazed at how this guy thinks! I wonder why he doesn't move to Venezuela and experience Chavez's lifestyle.

    CARACAS, Venezuela — Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez is grateful that actor Sean Penn has defended him against his critics within the U.S. media. In an appearance on HBO's "Real Time with Bill Maher" last week, Penn slammed Chavez critics who refer to the socialist leader as a dictator.
    The Oscar-winning celebrity noted that Chavez has won repeated elections and suggested that media critics who call him a dictator should be jailed.
    He says that "there should be a bar for which one goes to prison for these kinds of biases."
    Penn has visited Chavez several times and frequently defends the president's leftist political policies.
    Chavez welcomed Penn's comments Wednesday and thanked the actor for standing up to his detractors.
     
  2. ZachS

    ZachS Eugene/PDX Active Member

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    This is definitely the stupidest thing any public figure's said so far this year.

    And I'm a liberal.
     
  3. Cougfan2

    Cougfan2 Hillsboro, OR Well-Known Member

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    Chavez welcomed Penn's comments Wednesday and thanked the actor for standing up to his dictators.

    There. Fixed it for him.
     
  4. MarkSBG

    MarkSBG Beaverton Oregon Well-Known Member

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    It just goes to show that there are nut jobs on both sides. I would guess that most liberals cringe when he starts talking.

    Soooooo, let me get this straight. Journalists that do not report favorably on a leader should be jailed. Kinda sounds like a dictator's position.

    I am sure that the irony of his stupidity is completely lost on him.
     
  5. Cougfan2

    Cougfan2 Hillsboro, OR Well-Known Member

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    I've seen some interviews with people that have worked on movies he was in that said he has the maturity level of a child.
     
  6. Ravenous

    Ravenous West Linn, OR Member

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    Why doesn't everybody who hates the foundations of this country go live somewhere else. Penn can go live in Venezuela. People who think health care is a right can go live in Canada. People who want Socialism/Communism can go live in China, Cuba, or North Korea. If you want the right to work hard with the possibility of failure or great success and believe in taking care of yourself and living your life as you see fit then you can be an American.
     
  7. Ravenous

    Ravenous West Linn, OR Member

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    My brother was in "Into the Wild" and said he was a mess.
     
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    SSG Lane County New Member

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    Any infintesimal respect for Sean Penn that I might have had for him, ended after about the first five minutes of 'Milk'....one of the few movies I just couldn't get through.....
     
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    2506 Seattle Well-Known Member

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    Check that. Everyone cringes when he starts talking.
     
  10. Nightshade

    Nightshade vancouver,WA Well-Known Member

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    Sean penn who's he. Is he the little cartoon fella on charlie brown oops sorry that was Pig penn
     
  11. Father of four

    Father of four Portland, Oregon Well-Known Member

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    Sean Penn, Danny Glover, Rosie O'donald, John Travolta... they have there own opinions like us. They sure do have a better edge at getting it out to the public alot more. :p
     
  12. Doubletap

    Doubletap Newberg Well-Known Member

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    Agreed 100% It could be a great Country again..:thumbup:
     
  13. Shadow

    Shadow Conyers, Georgia, United States Member

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    In his defense he intimates that Chavez is not a dictator, but at the same time says that dissenting opinions should be jailed....isn't that what a dictator would do?!?!
     
  14. deadeye

    deadeye Albany,OR. Moderator Staff Member

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    Give the guy a break, he was married to Madonna and obviously her wacked out point of view rubbed off. You shouldnt make fun of "special" people they have feelings too.:p
     
  15. Shadow

    Shadow Conyers, Georgia, United States Member

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    Don't forget Janeane Garafalo.
     
  16. Trlsmn

    Trlsmn In Utero (Portland) Well-Known Member

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    I for one would rather forget.......
     
  17. swoop

    swoop Milwaukie, Oregon Well-Known Member

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    Yeah I'd say Penn's even lower than Maher.
     
  18. MountainBear

    MountainBear Sweet Home, OR Well-Known Member

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    Okay, that can be removed now.
     
  19. Father of four

    Father of four Portland, Oregon Well-Known Member

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    I second that!
     
  20. 56kninja

    56kninja Portland Member

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    Funny, and sad. I'd really liked the Into the Wild Movie (One of my favorite books)
    But yeah, he's a moron. That's enough said on that though.