Bombshell: Famously handsome man arrested at political rally

posted at 4:15 pm on March 16, 2012 by Allahpundit

Horrifying fact number one: This has been the top story on Drudge for hours. Horrifying fact number two: I think maybe it deserves to be. We’re staring at a Friday so slow news-wise that this really might be the biggest thing going. And I’ve got six more hours to blog.

Thanks for doing your part to keep the HA content mill churning, George.

Max Milien, a spokesman for the Secret Service, said the protesters would be charged with the disorderly crossing of a police line, a misdemeanor. He could not confirm how many people had been arrested.

For Mr. Clooney, the arrest caps a week in Washington spent trying to draw attention to the Sudanese conflict that included testifying before a Senate Committee and attending a state dinner at the White House in honor of Prime Minister David Cameron of Britain. Mr. Clooney warned Friday that the situation was deteriorating into “a real humanitarian disaster,” and praised President Obama’s personal engagement on it, the Associated Press reported.

American officials estimate that some 500,000 civilians in the region are being deprived of food, medicine and other necessities provided by international aid organizations. In January, Susan E. Rice, the American ambassador to the United Nations, warned that if no new aid reached the region by March, the situation would be “one step short of full-scale famine.”

It’s a noble cause and I don’t question the sincerity of Clooney’s commitment to it but the crowd hooting in the second clip makes it feel like the red carpet. Maybe it raises awareness of Sudan marginally but most people, I think, come away with the vague impression that Clooney’s doing “something political” and, hey, good for him, without delving too deeply into the specifics. Read this short take at the Telegraph by an expert on Darfur about the futility of western agitation against Omar al-Bashir and how celebrity awareness-raising, however pure in intent, ends up sucking up media oxygen from more substantive proposals on ending the crisis. Quote: “Real solutions will come from the ground up. They will come from addressing long-standing issues over land, water and grazing rights. Borders need to be demarcated through dialogue. These are complex issues that don’t easily reduce to soundbites.”

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Famously (gay) handsome

Schadenfreude on March 16, 2012 at 4:17 PM

Handsome? meh.

Cindy Munford on March 16, 2012 at 4:17 PM

Once a camera wh0re, always a camera wh0re.

NapaConservative on March 16, 2012 at 4:17 PM

Well, Michelle found him handsome enough to sit herself next to him, instead of next to Cameron. Or maybe she sat in the middle.

Schadenfreude on March 16, 2012 at 4:19 PM

Mr. Clooney warned Friday that the situation was deteriorating into “a real humanitarian disaster,” and praised President Obama’s personal engagement on it…

Huh? Then what is he protesting?

Damn, why are the really good looking ones so goofy?

Fallon on March 16, 2012 at 4:20 PM

He should try that in Sudan.

portlandon on March 16, 2012 at 4:21 PM

At least he stands for something and tries.

Schadenfreude on March 16, 2012 at 4:21 PM

And here I thought that singing

We Are The World

took care of the in perpetuity genocide, famine and various and sundry butchery in Africa.

OhEssYouCowboys on March 16, 2012 at 4:22 PM

Julia Roberts, Leonardo DiCaprio, & Charlize Theron seen frantically dropping everything and breathlessly joining the protest to be arrested in 3…2…1….

portlandon on March 16, 2012 at 4:22 PM

Isn’t it Islamists slaughtering people in Sudan?

darwin on March 16, 2012 at 4:23 PM

At least he stands for something and tries.

Schadenfreude on March 16, 2012 at 4:21 PM

Yea… Just like Sean Penn…

SWalker on March 16, 2012 at 4:23 PM

I barely even felt like commenting. Had a nice nap though. I’m not very familiar with this fellow. Is he a great actor? Didn’t he play a rube once? Or was he the guy that played Batman? I sorry I can’t add much to the discussion on this one. Coffee time.

Bmore on March 16, 2012 at 4:24 PM

I love it when actors “testify” before Congress.

It lends such credence to that body of pissants – Congress, not the actors.

OK, well, the actors, too.

OhEssYouCowboys on March 16, 2012 at 4:24 PM

I=I’m

Good coffee.

Bmore on March 16, 2012 at 4:25 PM

I don’t like the guy and I think he is grandstanding, but I gotta give him credit for criticizing a Muslim regime. That doesn’t happen all that often.

sharrukin on March 16, 2012 at 4:25 PM

Not my type

Valkyriepundit on March 16, 2012 at 4:25 PM

We can’t be the world’s policeman. Too many problems around the world, plus we’re broke.

rbj on March 16, 2012 at 4:27 PM

I don’t care what Clooney did as long as they keep him jailed for the next decade. Oh, and wake me up please when Scarlett Johansson, Charlize Theron, and Jennifer Aniston stage a naked protest.

Archivarix on March 16, 2012 at 4:29 PM

Hey, did Clooney happen to mention that the Darfur issue tends to revolve around Muslim extremists (and some not so extremist) massacring Christians (and some non-compliant Muslims)?

William Teach on March 16, 2012 at 4:29 PM

i support the cause, it is a campaign of religious and ethnic genocide led by the (now North) Arab Sudanese govt against ethnic africans, this is part and parcel of their campaign of religious and racial supremacist jihad, the Sudanese govt recently passed a bill stating all christians in the country have one month to leave Sudan, this is ethnic cleansing, maybe somebody at hot air should post this up?

http://www.thetrumpet.com/9219.8060.0.0/religion/christianity/over-half-a-million-sudanese-christians-forced-to-leave

golembythehudson on March 16, 2012 at 4:29 PM

Once a camera wh0re, always a camera wh0re.

NapaConservative on March 16, 2012 at 4:17 PM

As long as I don’t have to pay for his condoms…

Laura in Maryland on March 16, 2012 at 4:30 PM

Most actor’s are azzes!

KOOLAID2 on March 16, 2012 at 4:31 PM

Wish these actors would just shut up with their politics and spend their time entertaining me instead.

search4truth on March 16, 2012 at 4:32 PM

sharrukin on March 16, 2012 at 4:25 PM

Don’t forget, he’s also – apparently – praising Obamuh for his personal engagement on the matter.

I’m assuming that “personal engagement” is speaking out, quite nicely, to the effect that the noble people of Sudan shouldn’t be doing the things that they are doing.

Oh well, I’m sure that several divisions of American combat forces are on the way … just like they were when Rwanda and Burundi were engaging in the signature African way of dealing with the opposition – massacre on a genocidal scale.

OhEssYouCowboys on March 16, 2012 at 4:33 PM

“I felt like a caged animal. I can sympathize with those poor souls kept in Guantanamo Bay.”

-George Clooney in his soon to be written Book, “Me,Myself, and I: My Journey through being a prisoner.”

portlandon on March 16, 2012 at 4:33 PM

In addition to Clooney and his father, journalist Nick Clooney and Democratic Reps. Jim McGovern of Massachusetts, Jim Moran of Virgina and Al Green of Texas were arrested. Activists including NAACP President Ben Jealous, Martin Luther King III and John Prendergast of the Enough Protest were also arrested.

My question: can McGovern be prosecuted as a criminal?

My remark: please keep McGovern — we don’t want him back here in Mass. LOL!

pastselldate on March 16, 2012 at 4:33 PM

Well, Michelle found him handsome enough to sit herself next to him, instead of next to Cameron. Or maybe she sat in the middle.

Schadenfreude on March 16, 2012 at 4:19 PM

Moochelle is so wide that if she sat in the middle then Cameron and Cloony would be in different time zones.

NOMOBO on March 16, 2012 at 4:34 PM

This was Nick and George’s excellent adventure. I’m surprised that Obama hasn’t ordered air strikes over Khartoum immediately after the Clooney’s arrest.

DevilsPrinciple on March 16, 2012 at 4:34 PM

Says here in his profile he is three years younger than me. Man I’m glad the years have been kinder to me then he, KY boy. Beautiful state, just got back from there. We have that in common. Got a little German in him, thats always good. A little Irish, won’t hold that against him. Catholic, must be one of those birth control Catholics. So odd jobs are selling suits and cutting tobacco now? Allah since this thread is not purely about politics, does it qualify as an open thread? Oh well here is something, got into a tiff with Heston. Apologized to Heston”s wife. Takes a heII of a man to apologize to the wife. Got himself a pet pig.Funny. Looks like he will be an apologist again. Supported 0. Who’s wife will he apologize to.

Bmore on March 16, 2012 at 4:35 PM

Good lord, what a cesspool of hatred you folks have created for yourselves here.

Drew Lowell on March 16, 2012 at 4:35 PM

He should try that in Sudan.

portlandon on March 16, 2012 at 4:21 PM

No kidding.

It’s like the idiots who have those stupid “COEXIST” bumper stickers on their car. What is the purpose of having that sticker? Who exactly are these people trying to convince to coexist? They need to put these stickers on cars and drive around Saudi Arabia and the rest of the Middle East.

The Notorious G.O.P on March 16, 2012 at 4:35 PM

I actually like Clooney in the movie The Ides of March. I especially liked that it drove liberal movie critics crazy in reviews like this:

Why in Great Caesar’s Ghost did George Clooney make a movie like The Ides of March now? That question kept needling me as I tried to enjoy this suave but dispiriting drama about a Democratic presidential primary gone rotten. I could never really figure it out.

You tell me. Why would a famous Hollywood liberal — when we’re in the midst of all-out dirty-as-hell political warfare between big corporation right wing Republicans and share-the-wealth left-wing Democrats on Capitol Hill — give us a show about presidential electoral politics where almost all the Democrats are corrupt or flawed…

LOL

Fallon on March 16, 2012 at 4:35 PM

Isn’t it Islamists slaughtering people in Sudan?

darwin on March 16, 2012 at 4:23 PM

Shhh! Some imbecilic left-winger might actually pull his head out of his own posterior and figure that out on his own…

…but I’m not counting on it.

Turtle317 on March 16, 2012 at 4:36 PM

We’re staring at a Friday so slow news-wise that this really might be the biggest thing going. And I’ve got six more hours to blog.

I wouldn’t even come to this website anymore if it weren’t for AllahPundit’s posts.

Andrew D on March 16, 2012 at 4:36 PM

Just like the Kony2012 thing. If these causes mean so much to them, open up up your wallet, go over there and hire some mercs to do what you think needs to be done. Clooney can afford it. Either way, it’s not our governments problem.

lowandslow on March 16, 2012 at 4:37 PM

Good lord, what a cesspool of hatred you folks have created for yourselves here.

Drew Lowell on March 16, 2012 at 4:35 PM

And yet that hatred still pales in comparison to the hate the left has.

The Notorious G.O.P on March 16, 2012 at 4:37 PM

Don’t forget, he’s also – apparently – praising Obamuh for his personal engagement on the matter.

I’m assuming that “personal engagement” is speaking out, quite nicely, to the effect that the noble people of Sudan shouldn’t be doing the things that they are doing.

OhEssYouCowboys on March 16, 2012 at 4:33 PM

Clooney is a liberal and like most liberals talk is considered more important than action. Thats probably why they never shut up. Obama has babbled something about Darfur, so that is almost as good as Obama parachuting in with a Tommy Gun himself.

sharrukin on March 16, 2012 at 4:37 PM

I don’t question Clooney’s commitment, but Jim Moran? I’ve never seen him involved in anything where there wasn’t a potential for personal gain, or Jews/Republicans to blame.

BuzzCrutcher on March 16, 2012 at 4:38 PM

Drew Lowell on March 16, 2012 at 4:35 PM

Know a little something about cesspools do ya?

Bmore on March 16, 2012 at 4:38 PM

Clooney’s actually a likeable liberal. He’s been advocating for bringing light to the atrocities in Sudan for years.

He’s also not sanctimonious & stupid the way other liberal actors tend to be.

22044 on March 16, 2012 at 4:38 PM

Wish these actors would just shut up with their politics and spend their time entertaining me instead.

search4truth on March 16, 2012 at 4:32 PM

I found that whole episode highly entertaining. Oddly, he wasn’t as convincing as he has been in other roles. I only gave George two thumbs up.His Father was outstanding.

DevilsPrinciple on March 16, 2012 at 4:39 PM

Allah since this thread is not purely about politics, does it qualify as an open thread?

Bmore on March 16, 2012 at 4:35 PM

You are sooo funny.

(I mean that you are funny in a charming, almost sweetly naive way.)

Fallon on March 16, 2012 at 4:41 PM

Nobody cares…

PatriotRider on March 16, 2012 at 4:41 PM

celebrity awareness-raising, however pure in intent, ends up sucking up media oxygen from more substantive proposals on ending the crisis. Quote: “Real solutions will come from the ground up.

Exactly. For example, Anuradha Koirala has been working tirelessly for a long time to help save and– ahem–rehabilitate women. Demi Moore swoops in to glom onto the cause and rehab (See what I did there?) her own image.

This Angelina Jolie humanitarian aid model is a fist full of fail. People doing the most effective work tend to avoid the limelight.

Christien on March 16, 2012 at 4:41 PM

Actor troll is trolling.

Good Lt on March 16, 2012 at 4:42 PM

At least it seems like a good cause. To each their own.

AngusMc on March 16, 2012 at 4:43 PM

Executive Outcomes

It’s worked before and Clooney could probably help foot the bill.

rihar on March 16, 2012 at 4:43 PM

At least he stands for something and tries.

Schadenfreude on March 16, 2012 at 4:21 PM

Yea… Just like Sean Penn…

SWalker on March 16, 2012 at 4:23 PM

And Obama……….

Talon on March 16, 2012 at 4:43 PM

I wouldn’t even come to this website anymore if it weren’t for AllahPundit’s posts.

Andrew D on March 16, 2012 at 4:36 PM

I was thinking of leaving for the same reason. ( AP could probably arrange that, pronto…hahahahahahahahahahahaha…jk, AP)

DevilsPrinciple on March 16, 2012 at 4:44 PM

God bless his work, he’s a good man.

0bamaderangementsyndrom on March 16, 2012 at 4:44 PM

Fallon on March 16, 2012 at 4:41 PM

Like a little Grand baby, maybe. ; ) You know a 52 year old grand baby./

Bmore on March 16, 2012 at 4:44 PM

It’s neither here nor there, but actually, all participants in the Darfur conflict are Muslims. Muslims do the raping, pillaging and killing and Muslims do the being raped, being pillaged and being killed. It’s not an interfaith conflict.

Time Lord on March 16, 2012 at 4:45 PM

Looks like he has gone to the Sudan:

IN the second YouTube video in a week to highlight an African conflict, George Clooney makes an illegal and dangerous trip to the southern reaches of Sudan, where the actor witnesses a missile sail overhead.

Fallon on March 16, 2012 at 4:46 PM

…the Sudanese govt recently passed a bill stating all christians in the country have one month to leave Sudan, this is ethnic cleansing, maybe somebody at hot air should post this up?

If the US said that all Muslims had one month to leave the US, the heads at the UN Human Rights Council would spin until they exploded. But some third world country engages in religious and ethnic genocide and they do… what? *crickets*

gravityman on March 16, 2012 at 4:47 PM

Luckily, the media was there to cover it…

d1carter on March 16, 2012 at 4:47 PM

It’s neither here nor there, but actually, all participants in the Darfur conflict are Muslims. Muslims do the raping, pillaging and killing and Muslims do the being raped, being pillaged and being killed. It’s not an interfaith conflict.

Time Lord on March 16, 2012 at 4:45 PM

What’s really interesting as well… arabic muslims exterminating black muslims because… well you guessed it: Racial Intolerance.

Turtle317 on March 16, 2012 at 4:47 PM

This one , Drew Lowell and this one, 0bamaderangementsyndrom

Not worth the effort. Sorry for the lack of enthusiasm. Practice for Rmoney. I guess.
Later.

Bmore on March 16, 2012 at 4:48 PM

Bombshell: Famously handsome man arrested at political rally

I hope his cell mate thinks so too.

SparkPlug on March 16, 2012 at 4:50 PM

Like a little Grand baby, maybe. ; ) You know a 52 year old grand baby./

Bmore on March 16, 2012 at 4:44 PM

Ewwww, one step too far, lol. You must have gotten a hard slap on the wrist by Allah about going off topic.

Fallon on March 16, 2012 at 4:50 PM

Is he really an activist, or is he just playing the part of one? As for praising Obama’s personal engagement in it, Obama isn’t personally engaged, and did Clooney ever give Bush and attaboy for his engagement in AIDS/HIV in Africa? Maybe I missed it.

Christien on March 16, 2012 at 4:50 PM

Looks like he has gone to the Sudan:

IN the second YouTube video in a week to highlight an African conflict, George Clooney makes an illegal and dangerous trip to the southern reaches of Sudan, where the actor witnesses a missile sail overhead.

Fallon on March 16, 2012 at 4:46 PM

Shewt… he don’t go huntin’ much does he?

Turtle317 on March 16, 2012 at 4:51 PM

I’m thrilled that an immensely rich liberal playboy risked absolutely nothing in an attempt to get more of our money to send to a bottomless, hopeless pit overseas.

JDF123 on March 16, 2012 at 4:51 PM

Fallon on March 16, 2012 at 4:50 PM

Yep.

Bmore on March 16, 2012 at 4:52 PM

It’s neither here nor there, but actually, all participants in the Darfur conflict are Muslims. Muslims do the raping, pillaging and killing and Muslims do the being raped, being pillaged and being killed. It’s not an interfaith conflict.

Time Lord on March 16, 2012 at 4:45 PM

Its largely a racial conflict in Darfur (Arab vs African) and a religious-racial conflict in the south against Christians and animists.

sharrukin on March 16, 2012 at 4:52 PM

If the US said that all Muslims had one month to leave the US, the heads at the UN Human Rights Council would spin until they exploded. But some third world country engages in religious and ethnic genocide and they do… what? *crickets*

gravityman on March 16, 2012 at 4:47 PM

Makes you wonder about the NAACP’s priorities when they are off with the UN trying to deconstruct Voter ID laws. I’d like to see them make that argument to Sudan’s military junta in Khartoum.

DevilsPrinciple on March 16, 2012 at 4:53 PM

We’re staring at a Friday so slow news-wise that this really might be the biggest thing going. And I’ve got six more hours to blog.

Allahpundit on March 16, 2012 at 4:15 PM

Dude! We feel your pain, and thanks for the honesty.

Do you think Saint Sarah might help you with a 1,000 comment thread tonight if you are really good?!

WhatNot on March 16, 2012 at 4:54 PM

God bless his work, he’s a good man.

0bamaderangementsyndrom on March 16, 2012 at 4:44 PM

Looks like he got one sucker. This is exactly why he does this, so lame-brains can look at him and say “oooh he is so caring”.

The Notorious G.O.P on March 16, 2012 at 4:57 PM

WhatNot on March 16, 2012 at 4:54 PM

How about something on Palin and ammo?

Bmore on March 16, 2012 at 4:57 PM

God bless his work, he’s a good man.

0bamaderangementsyndrom on March 16, 2012 at 4:44 PM

Which god?

Good Lt on March 16, 2012 at 5:00 PM

Which god?

Good Lt on March 16, 2012 at 5:00 PM

You’re one hit wonder on a broken record.

portlandon on March 16, 2012 at 5:01 PM

We’re staring at a Friday so slow news-wise that this really might be the biggest thing going. And I’ve got six more hours to blog.

Allahpundit on March 16, 2012 at 4:15 PM

How about a Art Bell type thread. Something freaky-deaky like psychic stuff and remote viewing or Nostradamus.

Anyway you are the maestro. (:

SparkPlug on March 16, 2012 at 5:03 PM

WHO CARES! Another hollywood liberal socialist. He sat next to moouchelle at the dinner.

vietvet68 on March 16, 2012 at 5:09 PM

Wasn’t there a story on HA earlier this week about Clooney’s potential involvement in some Hollywood pedophile group?

Allegedly Robert Downey Jr. was dishing on a group of insiders who have a ring famous for pedophilia. Clooney got linked through some book, Room 23, I think.

Call me a cynic. This would be a good way to distract from other damaging revelations.

kpguru on March 16, 2012 at 5:14 PM

Allahpundit, you’re right, it is a slow news day. You have my permission to go home early.

lea on March 16, 2012 at 5:15 PM

This is actually one of the least stupid things I’ve seen from Clooney. Normally there’s nothing redeeming about his antics. At least this is an actual crisis, even if it is a publicity stunt.

sobincorporated on March 16, 2012 at 5:16 PM

Good lord, what a cesspool of hatred you folks have created for yourselves here.

Drew Lowell on March 16, 2012 at 4:35 PM

It’s even more hard to understand when you read about encounters that everyday people have Clooney. He’s known for treating people with incredible kindness and understanding without much concern for his own comfort level. You can’t say that about many people with fame, money, and power. But let the hatred roll…

bayam on March 16, 2012 at 5:21 PM

Once a camera wh0re, always a camera wh0re.

NapaConservative on March 16, 2012 at 4:17 PM

I didn’t know Sarah Palin was there.

Falz on March 16, 2012 at 5:25 PM

What? The cops are rounding up humble, handsome altruistic men? I got to find a place to hide – pronto!
:D

whatcat on March 16, 2012 at 5:28 PM

Three mentions of Palin is a Clooney-gets-arrested thread. What is wrong with you people? And YES, I said “you people.”

Fallon on March 16, 2012 at 5:31 PM

YES, I said “you people.”

Fallon on March 16, 2012 at 5:31 PM

As long as you don’t say “THAT one.”

portlandon on March 16, 2012 at 5:37 PM

I’ve never found anything attractive about Clooney or his acting. I can’t think of one movie he was in that I enjoyed.

As for the Sudan, we can’t save everyone or be the world police. Why is it that the left want us to go into places like Bosnia, Somalia, the Sudan, Libya, and Syria, but object to Afghanistan, Iraq, and Kuwait?

The abuses of people all over the world are very sad, but only they can rise up to change their circumstances, we can’t do it for them.

What we can do is quit giving aid to countries that perpetuate these atrocities. No more aid for ANY country that isn’t our true ally and that doesn’t treat its people well.

Common Sense on March 16, 2012 at 5:44 PM

Even his “zip-type handcuffs” are dreamy…
**sigh**
;D

Ladysmith CulchaVulcha on March 16, 2012 at 5:47 PM

Re: Sudan Trip ……Clooney must have broke the bank at the safari clothing store.

Looks like he’s on location for Out of Africa 2…

The Ugly American on March 16, 2012 at 5:47 PM

There is always a humanitarian crisis in Africa ….its a rule or something

Aggie95 on March 16, 2012 at 5:49 PM

Clooney actually has managed to bungle into a good cause, well sort of. I will always support ANY effort that hurts the Islamic world.

Our biggest mistake after 9-11 was not helping the Southern Sudanese Liberation Army secure a Christian and Animist homeland by crushing the Muslim north, plus we would have gotten some good oil deals out of it, unlike we did in Iraq.

It was a win-win! Stop African peoples from being sold into slavery and getting killed, get oil, stop Chinese from getting oil, help Christianity, and best yet we did not even need many troops either, just some special forces, weapons and some air power.

Bush instead tried to liberate Muslims from other Muslims…in Iraq! Obama won’t do anything either. Thus is the world….

William Eaton on March 16, 2012 at 5:50 PM

How about something on Palin and ammo?

Bmore on March 16, 2012 at 4:57 PM

Or how about a Friday night dump from HHS:
HHS spells out new options for contraception coverage rule
http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0312/74121.html

WhatNot on March 16, 2012 at 5:53 PM

Why doesn’t Clooney ask the U.N. for help against the murders, rapes and pillaging?

Wait, no…

The Ugly American on March 16, 2012 at 5:54 PM

I figured they finally nabbed him for Leatherheads.

Jim Treacher on March 16, 2012 at 5:56 PM

It’s a good cause, one he’s been supporting for quite some time so this isn’t a fly by photo op, he’s been a serious advocate for the people there. Obama? Not so much.

scalleywag on March 16, 2012 at 6:02 PM

To give credit where credit is due, IMHO, he was hilarious in Oh Brother Where Art Thou.

marinetbryant on March 16, 2012 at 6:03 PM

I figured they finally nabbed him for Leatherheads.

Jim Treacher on March 16, 2012 at 5:56 PM

LOL….

The Ugly American on March 16, 2012 at 6:09 PM

This has been the top story on Drudge for hours. Horrifying fact number two: I think maybe it deserves to be

No, he’s been demoted. Now there’s a topless pic of Santorum up there. Slow news day indeed. :)

scalleywag on March 16, 2012 at 6:11 PM

Arrested for excessive publicity seeking. I’ll always remember mean, smug, Looney Clooney for this:

In receiving a special filmmaking achievement award from the National Board of Reviews, actor George Clooney joked that “Charlton Heston announced again today that he is suffering from Alzheimer’s.”

Clooney still had a chance to apologize for the bad humor day. When questioned about the remark by New York Newsday, Clooney sputtered: “I don’t care. Charlton Heston is the head of the National Rifle Association. He deserves whatever anyone says about him.”

——————————————————————————–

NNtrancer on March 16, 2012 at 6:13 PM

We’re staring at a Friday so slow news-wise that this really might be the biggest thing going. And I’ve got six more hours to blog.
Allahpundit on March 16, 2012 at 4:15 PM

How about a Art Bell type thread. Something freaky-deaky like psychic stuff and remote viewing or Nostradamus.
Anyway you are the maestro. (:
SparkPlug on March 16, 2012 at 5:03 PM

How about a hybrid? Make up a Palin quote about seeing “shadow people”. Massive commenting would follow.

whatcat on March 16, 2012 at 6:24 PM

Dear Mr. Clooney;
Seeing you get arrested outside that Embassy today reminded me of that other horrible time…you know, the godawful night when you still called that California cesspool ‘home’.

The earthquake rocked you awake. You, your pet piggy, and Marky Mark Wahlburg (sp?), confused and panicked, ran outside–not a stitch of clothing between the three of you.

Oh, the evil gossip mongers twisted this innocent story of what had to be heroism–I’m sure you’re just the brave soul who hustled both pig and much-younger Calvin Kline underwear model sans underwear out of your mansion without any consideration whatsoever of self-preservation/drunkenness/coki-tude/mushroomability.

Don’t listen to the haters, Gorgeous George! They would’ve moved to Italy just like you after some sh!t like that did or did not hit the fan(s). Besides, it was a loooooong time ago. Like Angelina with the whole bloodletting shtick, sometimes yall Hollywood types mature so fantastically, everything before is Servepro: Like it never even happened.

/////
:P

Ladysmith CulchaVulcha on March 16, 2012 at 6:30 PM

Or how about a Friday night dump from HHS:
HHS spells out new options for contraception coverage rule
http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0312/74121.html

WhatNot on March 16, 2012 at 5:53 PM

Guaranteed traffic. Lol! I see a couple of folks think this thread is full of hate. Looks more like humor at the expense of the Clooney fellow to me. Funny, more then hateful.

Bmore on March 16, 2012 at 6:47 PM

Bmore
Is DHC still amongst us, he’s really been pushing.

angrymike on March 16, 2012 at 7:02 PM

Mr. Clooney warned Friday that the situation was deteriorating into “a real humanitarian disaster,” and praised President Obama’s personal engagement on it, the Associated Press reported.

American officials estimate that some 500,000 civilians in the region are being deprived of food, medicine and other necessities provided by international aid organizations.

It’s funny how that works. If Bush were still in office instead of praise it would be all his and America’s fault and 5,000 children a day would be dying as well.

RJL on March 16, 2012 at 7:04 PM

How about a hybrid? Make up a Palin quote about seeing “shadow people”. Massive commenting would follow.

whatcat on March 16, 2012 at 6:24 PM

I just had another auto play video & audio commercial here at HotAir, how about starting a thread where we could all gripe about those instead?

RJL on March 16, 2012 at 7:07 PM

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