Too bad to check: Anti-US oil production film financed by … Middle Eastern oil producers?

posted at 10:41 am on September 28, 2012 by Ed Morrissey

Earlier this year, I had planned to write a movie review each week, but a back injury and surgery ended up derailing those plans.  I’m pretty sure I would have skipped Matt Damon’s new effort, Promised Land, a look at American oil and gas drilling efforts that apparently had all of the reality and even-handedness that Hollywood usually puts into its political fare:

The creators of Promised Land have gone to absurd lengths to vilify oil and gas companies, as Scribe’s Michael Sandoval noted Wednesday. Since recent events have demonstrated the relative environmental soundness of hydraulic fracturing – a technique for extracting oil and gas from shale formations – Promised Landƒ’s script has been altered to make doom-saying environmentalists the tools of oil companies attempting to discredit legitimate “fracking” concerns.

Now, however, the Heritage Foundation has taken a look at the real politics of Hollywood — and followed the money.  It turns out that Damon’s new didact-o-pic gets much of its financing from those disinterested third parties to the issues of American energy production … the United Arab Emirates:

A new film starring Matt Damon presents American oil and natural gas producers as money-grubbing villains purportedly poisoning rural American towns. It is therefore of particular note that it is financed in part by the royal family of the oil-rich United Arab Emirates. …

While left-leaning Hollywood often targets supposed environmental evildoers, Promised Landwas also produced “in association with” Image Media Abu Dhabi, a subsidiary of Abu Dhabi Media, according to the preview’s list of credits. A studio spokesperson confirmed that AD Media is financing the film. The company is wholly owned by the government of the UAE.

So what’s the problem? These guys just export glass figurines and live off of enviro-friendly tourism, right?  Er …

The UAE, a member of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC), has a stake in the future of the American fossil fuel industry. Hydraulic fracturing has increased the United States’ domestic supply of crude oil and natural gas in areas such as the Bakken shale formation and has the potential to increase domestic production much more in the foreseeable future. That means more oil on the market, and hence lower prices for a globally traded commodity.

Fracking is boosting the country’s natural gas supply as well. While the market for American natural gas is primarily domestic, the Energy Department recently approved Cheniere Energy’s plan to export about 2.2 billion cubic feet of liquefied natural gas per day from Louisiana. The Department is considering LNG export applications from seven other companies.

Looks like the UAE is getting their money’s worth from Hollywood, eh?

As usual, truth is stranger than fiction … but not by much.  The brilliant film Thank You For Smoking anticipated this very outcome (NSFW – language):

The UAE ain’t exactly a democracy, either.  I look forward to Damon’s next film, The Moneyed Land, in which Damon goes undercover to find Arab sheikhs laughing their rear ends off at limousine enviro-liberals in Hollywood.  I’m pretty sure that it will have to be an independent movie, though.


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Matt Damon….

Oil Can on September 28, 2012 at 10:44 AM

Matt Damon = Useful Idiot

HumpBot Salvation on September 28, 2012 at 10:45 AM

I am so shocked that you can knock me over with a 16 ton weight.

rbj on September 28, 2012 at 10:45 AM

Awful.

Red Cloud on September 28, 2012 at 10:46 AM

You go get’em Matt. Truth to Power!

WisRich on September 28, 2012 at 10:46 AM

Another steaming pile of crap from the left coast and beyond.

BobK on September 28, 2012 at 10:46 AM

The Bourne Ignorance

listens2glenn on September 28, 2012 at 10:47 AM

which is but one of the reasons I’ve stopped supporting Hollywood. Thanks Ed

Bishop

(hope I did this right LOL)

CoffeeLover on September 28, 2012 at 10:47 AM

For the love of God, someone please get Captain Renualt on the white courtesy phone… STAT…

SWalker on September 28, 2012 at 10:48 AM

The Bourne Idiocy.

listens2glenn on September 28, 2012 at 10:48 AM

The Bourne Ignorance

listens2glenn on September 28, 2012 at 10:47 AM

more like just plain “Born Ignorance”

SWalker on September 28, 2012 at 10:48 AM

The Bourne Stupidity.

listens2glenn on September 28, 2012 at 10:48 AM

listens2glenn on September 28, 2012 at 10:47 AM

.
more like just plain “Born Ignorance”

SWalker on September 28, 2012 at 10:48 AM

.
Yeah, that works! : )

listens2glenn on September 28, 2012 at 10:50 AM

The fact that these Leftists hate cheap, abundant, relatively clean energy proves only one thing: they detest low and middle income families.

These people are sick.

visions on September 28, 2012 at 10:50 AM

The Bourne Betrayal.

listens2glenn on September 28, 2012 at 10:50 AM

The Bourne Treason.

listens2glenn on September 28, 2012 at 10:51 AM

You can’t fix stupid.

kingsjester on September 28, 2012 at 10:51 AM

The Bourne Manchurian Candidate

Difficultas_Est_Imperium on September 28, 2012 at 10:55 AM

While fit men sit at home and we dig ourselves deeper into debt.
O could lock up this election by going nuts to flatten laws and allow the exploitation of our resources. And a port in Delaware to ship the Nat gas from. But he will cling to his ideology and use power to “reform” welfare and lock up DOJ files on recklessly putting weapons on the streets.

BTW, could someone tell Juan William that the Bush program (was entirely different — actually tracked the weapons) called F & F ended before O took office? I am sick of the blame Bush comments that are totally divorced from reality.

IlikedAUH2O on September 28, 2012 at 10:55 AM

Matt Damon = Idiot

HumpBot Salvation on September 28, 2012 at 10:45 AM

FIFY

milcus on September 28, 2012 at 10:55 AM

Matt Damon needs a serious kick to the nutz.

GhoulAid on September 28, 2012 at 10:56 AM

Damon like many in Hollywood is just another old whore searchin for a new Saudi pimp.

workingclass artist on September 28, 2012 at 10:57 AM

Image Media Abu Dhabi is a subsidiary of Abu Dhabi Media

Are we talking about Image Nation Abu Dhabi? No matter, all part of the same corporate shell game. Doubtless there is a convergence of nationalist and motion picture business interests in Image Nation/Media Abu Dhabi’s financing of Promised Land, but they’ve been in Hollywood for a while now, including production of The Help, Ghost Rider, The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, and others.

Hollywood, particularly independent production, takes its money wherever it can find it. For a brief shining moment it was Jordan. And South Korea. The players change constantly, but Image Nation seems determined to stick around. The Miramax of the Middle East.

de rigueur on September 28, 2012 at 10:57 AM

Typical liberal punk! He is a douche bag wearing an azz hat. Him and his idiot side kick Ben Afflack. Two douche bags in a sh*t pod. Hehehehehe

Tbone McGraw on September 28, 2012 at 10:58 AM

The Bourne Manchurian Candidate

Difficultas_Est_Imperium on September 28, 2012 at 10:55 AM

Nope, but as someone here pointed out to me the other day… You can “Accidentally back up over it a couple times with your car”…

SWalker on September 28, 2012 at 10:59 AM

Damon is a stereotypical Hollywood moron-jackass. In other words, an Obama voter.

slickwillie2001 on September 28, 2012 at 11:00 AM

A naked Madonna..
Now this…

Electrongod on September 28, 2012 at 11:02 AM

BTW, could someone tell Juan William that the Bush program (was entirely different — actually tracked the weapons) called F & F ended before O took office? I am sick of the blame Bush comments that are totally divorced from reality.

IlikedAUH2O on September 28, 2012 at 10:55 AM

In a way, Juan Williams is a lot like BOR. They are both more stupid than principled, and for that reason they are unpredictable. Occasionally they can be right, but they are usually wrong.

slickwillie2001 on September 28, 2012 at 11:02 AM

Starve these liberals jackasses out of business.

workingclass artist on September 28, 2012 at 11:02 AM

strictly from the point of view from middle easter producers-of course you don’t want the country using the most barrels of oil per capita not needing your product.

as much as Romneys critics complain-the America’s

consisting of Canada,the Usa ,mexico central america, CAN be inependent of foreign oil with fracking on this continent.

IT CAN HAPPEN

gerrym51 on September 28, 2012 at 11:03 AM

A naked Madonna..
Now this…

Electrongod on September 28, 2012 at 11:02 AM

HEY………… I’m trying to drink my coffee here… Sheesh, some people are just unnecessarily cruel.

SWalker on September 28, 2012 at 11:03 AM

In a way, Juan Williams is a lot like BOR. They are both more stupid than principled, and for that reason they are unpredictable. Occasionally they can be right, but they are usually wrong.

Juan williams used to be reasonable but since BARACK became president he’s gone nuts

gerrym51 on September 28, 2012 at 11:04 AM

this and the new Fox poll that shows Romney down by 5???????

Australia / New Zealand?

Frackers are criminals……the next line of attack.

PappyD61 on September 28, 2012 at 11:04 AM

Starve these liberals jackasses out of business.

workingclass artist on September 28, 2012 at 11:02 AM

We are trying, But the Marxists are funding them under the table as it were.

SWalker on September 28, 2012 at 11:05 AM

The irony in this story is that there really *are* people being paid to discredit others in regards to fracking, but as usual, Hollyweird is so blinded by its own environmentally conscious ideology to see it. But at least they got it half right. Here’s a scenario:

* Imagine you have huge investments in oil and gas, and those investments make you fabulously rich.

* Your ethics are a bit, shall we say, open for consideration, and above all else, you want to protect your cash cow (that is, your investments in oil and gas).

* Now a detail: *your* oil & gas investments are in conventional drilling, and those wells are very far from the largest market on the planet – not a problem with oil, but a significant problem in gas (in that gas transport across considerable distances can only be accomplished by spending billions to build, operate, and maintain LNG compression plants, a fleet of specially-built tanker ships, and LNG regasification plants at the delivery end. So to make money for your gas on the regional market, buyers must have their own domestic supply constrained enough that they are willing to pay prices above $10/GJ, at which your gas becomes profitable (after all the LNG infrastructure costs).

* So you invest in developing conventional gas wells and all the *very* expensive kit that goes along with marketing LNG. That’s fine, because at the time, your chosen regional market is very mature, new finds are steadily declining, and the benchmark domestic price is >$12.50/GJ (Henry Hub, 2007). Your business (let’s say, PETROBRAS, hypothetically) is humming along, making money, and your investments seem to be secure.

BUT…

* A couple little wildcat companies in that market you covet so much have figured out to unlock immense quantities of gas, previously thought to be unreachable by conventional means, at horrendously cheap prices. And they have done this by combining a very mature, if not widely known drilling method (hydraulic fracturing) with new methods of horizontal drilling and new fracturing compounds.

DANGER, WILL ROBINSON!!!

* Simple supply and demand, you know that if this new drilling method is taken up by the majors in your LNG consumption market, *no one* is going to want to spend the money to import your expensive LNG. And the company you are invested in does not operate in that market either.

So, what to do?

* Well, hypothetically, you’re not above committing securities fraud, nor are you above shorting a country’s currency to take profits on the backs of pensioners (UK), and you write off profits in many Western countries by donating to non-profit groups (NGOs) that you control. And, hypothetically, you invest in quite a few of these groups to further your political aims.

* So, hypothetically, you find some environmental “true believers” (not hard to do at all), and you pay them to spread the word about the dangers of the new drilling methods.

* You also enlist groups who are poised to make a lot of money out of the ensuing fight (trial lawyers) and other groups that have their own vested interests in keeping the price of domestic gas in that market high (the renewables gang, whose businesses exist on Govt subsidies which are predicated on the notion that domestic gas is running out and their businesses just need a little “push” from Uncle Sugar to succeed).

* Finally you ensure that your groups donate heavily to the political party whose ideology closely matches all of the groups mentioned above (Democrats), and you exploit the synergies provided to you by regulatory agencies at the Federal level (e.g., the EPA’s built-in mechanism to “assist” environmental groups wishing to file suit against its policies).

VOILA! *Now* you have the motive, opportunity, and the money trail that is the connection between Soros, his constellation of NGOs, and the many client groups on the Left that have a lot to gain if they can kill fracking and a lot more to lose if they cannot.

Enjoy…

Wanderlust on September 28, 2012 at 11:05 AM

Since recent events have demonstrated the relative environmental soundness of hydraulic fracturing – a technique for extracting oil and gas from shale formations – Promised Landƒ’s script has been altered to make doom-saying environmentalists the tools of oil companies attempting to discredit legitimate “fracking” concerns.

Actually, Damon had to rewrite his propaganda screed script after it was pointed out to him that anti-fracking activists had committed outright fraud in their attempts to demonize fracking. This fraud included blatant, and inept, falsification of evidence.

Let’s hope this little Arab-financed home movie does to Damon what Rendition did for hack anti-American director Brian DePalma: finish off his career. Meanwhile, Ben Affleck (who would have thought?) is directing and starring in a well-received movie about rescuing hostages during the 1979 Iranian crisis that is complimentary towards the CIA and may even show Israel in a positive light!

Mr. Arkadin on September 28, 2012 at 11:05 AM

Juan williams used to be reasonable but since BARACK became president he’s gone nuts

gerrym51 on September 28, 2012 at 11:04 AM

No Juan was always nuts, but in a corrupt Media environment nuts does not equal corrupt, Juan is nuts, but he is honest, and honestly nuts.

SWalker on September 28, 2012 at 11:06 AM

Of course you know that none of these pesky facts will be brought up when Matt Damon is doing the talk show circuit to promote this movie. His willing accomplices will be right there with him covering his a**. It’s called job creation! On a different subject, isn’t is strange that these union loving stars will film their movies as far away from the unions (and taxes!) as they can get! Can they not see the hypocrisy? Sorry, dumb question.

LeftCoastRight on September 28, 2012 at 11:07 AM

Should be as big a blockbuster as Lions for Lambs, Redacted and In the Valley of Elah. /S

Rixon on September 28, 2012 at 11:07 AM

Matt Damon!

Blake on September 28, 2012 at 11:07 AM

…one of ours doesn’t want their money spigot to turn off?

KOOLAID2 on September 28, 2012 at 11:07 AM

Matt Damon = Hand Puppet of America haters.

His mother is a known communist, and a big America hater.

portlandon on September 28, 2012 at 11:09 AM

According to IMDB, it’s Image Nation Abu Dhabi, not Image Media. Not sure if there’s a difference.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2091473/

flipflop on September 28, 2012 at 11:09 AM

El Rushbo needs to run this one up the flag pole- high for all to see.

I always liked the Bourne movies though- what can I say. Even GoodWill.

Jeremy Renner?
Uh, no.

FlaMurph on September 28, 2012 at 11:10 AM

Matt Damon. Yuck. I will never watch anything he’s in. Not that I would have watched this movie anyway.

I was happy when they got rid of him in the Bourne movies–now maybe I can watch them.

JennM111 on September 28, 2012 at 11:11 AM

Damon is a self important blowhard who needs to stick to his day job. Another typical elitist liberal who knows better than anyone else.

Angstlee on September 28, 2012 at 11:12 AM

Tuna Tuna Tuna

I know you are a big star on the Office and associate with the Hollywood crowd.
But you are better than this…even tho you and you buddy Matt come from MA.

SmallGovtGuy on September 28, 2012 at 11:13 AM

No Juan was always nuts, but in a corrupt Media environment nuts does not equal corrupt, Juan is nuts, but he is honest, and honestly nuts.

SWalker on September 28, 2012 at 11:06 AM

.
He’s been a libby loon forever,
though he mellowed there for a little bit….. after getting it in the rear from his supposed liberal comrades at NPR……

but, time does heal all wounds.

FlaMurph on September 28, 2012 at 11:13 AM

O/T
This is encouraging (Cheered me up)…Black Pastor tells congregation to quit voting Democrat. Video at link…Let’s hope it goes viral.

“Note that Bishop Jackson is not endorsing Mitt Romney or the Republican Party and never once mentions Barack Obama. His testimony is merely an indictment of the Democrat Party, not from a racial or partisan perspective, but from a Christian one…”

http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2012/09/27/Black-Bishop-Rips-Dem-Party?utm_source=feedburner&utm_me

I’m heading to a site….Ya’ll have a good day.

workingclass artist on September 28, 2012 at 11:14 AM

This looks to be about as good as The 11th Hour.

Honestly, we need to stop looking to our nation’s entertainers for political guidance.

jjrakman on September 28, 2012 at 11:15 AM

Ed, sorry to hear about your back pain. I suffer from chronic back pain and am mulling a second surgery…I hope your surgery helps you with the physical and mental difficulties associated with back pain.

I’ve always liked your movie reviews and hope you can do them when you can. I remember your review of Doubt, which was remarkably objective! One of the most honest reviews I can remember–after that I look for and read every review you write.

Jackalope on September 28, 2012 at 11:16 AM

Watch Damon’s popularity drop like George Clooney’s did a few years ago after he was identified as the Number 1 liberal in Hollywood. He almost immediately disappeared when his movies flopped. He’s reappeared as a liberal loon to support Bummer, but not the big star he used to be.

Best Wish, Matt. Welcome to the has-beens’ club.

avagreen on September 28, 2012 at 11:17 AM

A movie exposing the secret manipulation of environmentalist by big oil is being paid for by foreign oil who secretly manipulate the environmentalists not being manipulated by big oil, who weren’t really manipulating anyone to begin with. I get it.

Pay no attention to that man behind the curtain.

STL_Vet on September 28, 2012 at 11:18 AM

Another multi plex theater group has closed in Tampa. Maybe just maybe the Hollyweird folk who want to stay in business will figure out that we have stopped going and paying to see their products. I know Matt Damon is a full blown eco nut who can’t see past the PC condemning fracking but still manages to jet away to his next party location.

Kissmygrits on September 28, 2012 at 11:18 AM

Repeal the Eisenhower Tax Cuts

tmitsss on September 28, 2012 at 11:19 AM

Matt Damon and Ben Affleck grew up as neighbors of Howard Zinn in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Who is Howard Zinn?

Howard Zinn

How is he linked to Matt Damon/Ben Affleck? His influence was profound. They co-wrote “Good Will Hunting’ in which they promote Zinn and his book. Damon went on to do a TV series based on Zinn’s work, and did an audio narration of the book.

Matt Damon is still promoting Zinn’s work two years after Zinn’s death.

Matt Damon, Howard Zinn, and the Communist Party

thatsafactjack on September 28, 2012 at 11:20 AM

Let’s hope this little Arab-financed home movie does to Damon what Rendition did for hack anti-American director Brian DePalma: finish off his career. Meanwhile, Ben Affleck (who would have thought?) is directing and starring in a well-received movie about rescuing hostages during the 1979 Iranian crisis that is complimentary towards the CIA and may even show Israel in a positive light!

Mr. Arkadin on September 28, 2012 at 11:05 AM

Weird, huh? Just shows that a good story and lure of the box office sometime triumph over ideology and stupidity. (Not always, h/t Rixon at 11:07 AM).

And are you picking up the vibe that Kathryn Bigelow’s Zero Dark Thirty is more about “Jen” (played by Claire Danes in the movie), the “wicked smart, kind of feisty” young female CIA agent who tracked Bin Laden for 5 years before he was taken out, and credited by SEAL Team 6 member Mark Bissonnette as the person responsible for “teeing up” Operation Neptune Spear, than it is about the actual assault on the Bin Laden compound?

de rigueur on September 28, 2012 at 11:24 AM

STL_Vet on September 28, 2012 at 11:18 AM

I know right? what could the motive be? good take

DanMan on September 28, 2012 at 11:25 AM

Matt Damon is still promoting Zinn’s work two years after Zinn’s death.

Matt Damon, Howard Zinn, and the Communist Party

thatsafactjack on September 28, 2012 at 11:20 AM

Isn’t that the way it always is with Communist? Communism for everyone but them, they get to be “in charge”.

Tater Salad on September 28, 2012 at 11:27 AM

It’s all about control.

The “57 states” of the OIC do not want us to be energy independent. If we were, they wouldn’t control us, and they wouldn’t be getting rich off of us.

By the way, Michelle Obama’s trip to Spain wasn’t about taking a vacation. It was about meeting with the Saudi Arabs who frequent that area.

ITguy on September 28, 2012 at 11:28 AM

this and the new Fox poll that shows Romney down by 5???????

Australia / New Zealand?

Frackers are criminals……the next line of attack.

PappyD61 on September 28, 2012 at 11:04 AM

As if I don’t already know the answer, please tell us Pappy, why did you feel it necessary to include that little tidbit in a thread that has absolutely nothing to do with polls or Romney?

You working gumbyandpokey’s shift today?

Flora Duh on September 28, 2012 at 11:29 AM

Come to think of it, do liberal pols who deliberate block US drilling and fracking get a kickback from Middle Eastern oil tycoons? Something to contemplate.

MaiDee on September 28, 2012 at 11:30 AM

I wouldn’t be surprised at all, if a large portion of our political class that forbids energy self-sufficiency, are underwritten by islamic oil.

Rebar on September 28, 2012 at 11:33 AM

According to IMDB, it’s Image Nation Abu Dhabi, not Image Media. Not sure if there’s a difference.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2091473/

flipflop on September 28, 2012 at 11:09 AM

I’d assume it’s a bit of misreporting by Heritage. But it’s also the case that large production entities maintain a handful of “shell corporations” under which they produce individual pictures. This shields the deepest pockets corporation from the hazards of film production and potential lawsuits arising therefrom (such as crew member dying on set while cleaning a swimming pool.) The film production corporation, separate from the main corporation, has the only pockets to be picked, and once the picture goes to distribution those pockets are empty. When a production is reasonably clear of Errors & Omissions and other possible lawsuits, they re-use the “shell” for another production.

If not a mistake, Image Media Abu Dhabi is one of Image Nation’s convenient corporate production shells.

de rigueur on September 28, 2012 at 11:35 AM

I’m so sick of all this fracking BS. FIrst of all, it is providing stellar jobs here in Wyoming and in many other states, important jobs directly and indirectly. Secondly, it is providing CLEANER AND CHEAPER fuel…which is not just a slogan. Heating bills in a Wyoming winter are massive. Third, it is sparking entrepreneurial people on several levels, in the gas industry directly, but also in the invention of proprietary water treatment methods, and work for contract water operators etc.

All of the fracking hate is perpetuated by the greenies, but it is so dishonest. There has been this viral video of a guy lighting his kitchen faucet on fire b/c of the gas coming out. However, conveniently left out is the fact that there has been methane in this water source since 1970 and it has nothing to do with fracking.

Jackalope on September 28, 2012 at 11:35 AM

Too bad to check: Anti-US oil production film financed by … Middle Eastern oil producers?
========================

Here comes a Fatwa!
(sarc)

canopfor on September 28, 2012 at 11:38 AM

It’s all about control.

The “57 states” of the OIC do not want us to be energy independent. If we were, they wouldn’t control us, and they wouldn’t be getting rich off of us.

ITguy on September 28, 2012 at 11:28 AM

Then how would they buy the AK-47 and explosives that they use to kill us?

SWalker on September 28, 2012 at 11:38 AM

All of the fracking hate is perpetuated by the greenies, but it is so dishonest. There has been this viral video of a guy lighting his kitchen faucet on fire b/c of the gas coming out. However, conveniently left out is the fact that there has been methane in this water source since 1970 and it has nothing to do with fracking.

Jackalope on September 28, 2012 at 11:35 AM

The Green movement is a watermelon… Green on the outside but commie Red to the rotten core…

SWalker on September 28, 2012 at 11:39 AM

Too bad to check: Anti-US oil production film financed by … Middle Eastern oil producers?
=======================

Time to have a good ole’ fashion Western RIOT!
(sarc).

canopfor on September 28, 2012 at 11:40 AM

The whole “Green” thing is working for OPEC.
Follow the money. Who benefits from the anti domestic
energy movement?

lilium479 on September 28, 2012 at 11:41 AM

O.T., but it’s about a movie and until Ed recovers (quickly and completely I hope) this is the only movie thread we’ve got, so…

Not too late to support the angry old white man who challenged the empty chair. Clint Eastwood’s Trouble with the Curve opened on the worst September box office weekend in 4 years, placed third, and still managed a respectable $12 million in 3,212 theaters– so it’s playing near you now– and ran up another $3.2 million this week. If this pic finishes anywhere near $70 million in domestic box office it will be regarded as a huge success and vindication of Clint (the bigger the box office, the harder it becomes to discount his RNC convention appearance).

Make it a Chick-fil-a weekend at the movies and get your mind off the media’s loaded polls, slanted stories, and shilling for Obama.

de rigueur on September 28, 2012 at 11:45 AM

The whole “Green” thing is working for OPEC.
Follow the money. Who benefits from the anti domestic
energy movement?

lilium479 on September 28, 2012 at 11:41 AM

Oh oh oh, I know the answer to this one… George McChimphitler Bush and Darth Cheney…

SWalker on September 28, 2012 at 11:47 AM

Just think of the advancements of Third World nations is energy was so darned expensive. Pretty soon they could become new markets and maybe even have potable drinking water right there near their homes.

Cindy Munford on September 28, 2012 at 11:56 AM

Useful idiot.

Oh and Maaaaaaaaaaaat Daaaaaaaaaaaaaaaamooon.

CorporatePiggy on September 28, 2012 at 11:59 AM

Little Matti Damon went to Harvard. He’s going to help change the world.

Look up Useful Idiot in the dictionary, this guy’s picture appears.

rrpjr on September 28, 2012 at 12:02 PM

A naked Madonna..
Now this…

Electrongod on September 28, 2012 at 11:02 AM

For some reason when I hear her name STD’s and yeast pops into my head.

docflash on September 28, 2012 at 12:03 PM

Hollyweird is so blinded by its own environmentally conscious ideology to see it. But at least they got it half right. Here’s a scenario:

Wanderlust on September 28, 2012 at 11:05 AM

What environmental consciousness? They live life large with Carbon Dioxide footprints larger than Venus. They are the penultimate hypocrites.

BTW I refuse to butcher language with the Carbon Footprint nonsense. Carbon and Carbon Dioxide are different substances with their own unique properties.

chemman on September 28, 2012 at 12:06 PM

A naked Madonna..
Now this…

Electrongod on September 28, 2012 at 11:02 AM

For some reason when I hear her name STD’s and yeast pops into my head.

docflash on September 28, 2012 at 12:03 PM

What a coincidence, when I think of her naked vomit pops into my mouth…

SWalker on September 28, 2012 at 12:09 PM

What I want to know is, when is someone going to do a documentary on the carbon footprint of a Hollywood production?

Hummmmmmmmmmm?

jjrakman on September 28, 2012 at 12:10 PM

Sometimes you just have to tip your cap to the level of dumbassery from the Left. Once again, irony is completely lost on these people.

jnelchef on September 28, 2012 at 12:11 PM

Surprisingly, of the Matt Damon/Ben Affleck duo, Ben Affleck makes the better movies (a low bar to be sure).

besser tot als rot on September 28, 2012 at 12:12 PM

Anti-US oil production film financed by … Middle Eastern oil producers?

Why, natchurly. For the left, the enemy of their enemy (USA) is their friend.

petefrt on September 28, 2012 at 12:17 PM

Wanderlust on September 28, 2012 at 11:05 AM

The world behind the curtain.

Akzed on September 28, 2012 at 12:21 PM

Enjoy…

Wanderlust on September 28, 2012 at 11:05 AM

Toxic money?

Don’t be surprised if that is not one of about six things Mitt has at his disposal to slip in at the debates.

rrpjr on September 28, 2012 at 12:02 PM

I know this will shock you.

Hollywood is all about appearances.

How wonderful they look fighting for mother earth….

IlikedAUH2O on September 28, 2012 at 12:26 PM

What I want to know is, when is someone going to do a documentary on the carbon footprint of a Hollywood production?

Hummmmmmmmmmm?

jjrakman on September 28, 2012 at 12:10 PM

Three words for you “Hell freezes over”

SWalker on September 28, 2012 at 12:33 PM

Listens to Glenn:

LOL…except I saw The Bourne Identity because the Bourne books were amongst some fav beach-time reads. Talk about disappointment. The book hero was masculine. Matt looked like an 18 year old—way too young. Way too unmasculine. He’s a baby and not believable in heroic parts. Not even close to Sean Connery….(but then today’s Hollywood stars fade to real light hues compared to the stars of old)

Portia46 on September 28, 2012 at 12:47 PM

What environmental consciousness? They live life large with Carbon Dioxide footprints larger than Venus. They are the penultimate hypocrites.

chemman on September 28, 2012 at 12:06 PM

I said it’s their ideology. What they aspire to, if you will.

And they aspire to it happily by getting everyone else to do it for them instead of them actually having to stoop down to live by the principles they claim to hold dear (“carbon credits” bullshiite, etc.)

That’s how they can spout it daily without ever having to inconvenience themselves by the consequences of it.

/whores

Wanderlust on September 28, 2012 at 1:24 PM

I don’t know about all this…I mean it would seem a lot more plausible to me if we knew that Matt Damon had — oh, I don’t know — a highly-placed influential friends who already had an in with these types of Middle Eastern powers. But of course, that would imply some kind of quid pro quo and what could Matt Damon possibly have to offer friends with that much power. Silly me.

cynccook on September 28, 2012 at 1:28 PM

A naked Madonna..

Electrongod on September 28, 2012 at 11:02 AM

Damn, Man! Some of us read this during our lunch break, OK?

Jeez.

Bruno Strozek on September 28, 2012 at 1:48 PM

And are you picking up the vibe that Kathryn Bigelow’s Zero Dark Thirty is more about “Jen” (played by Claire Danes in the movie), the “wicked smart, kind of feisty” young female CIA agent who tracked Bin Laden for 5 years before he was taken out, and credited by SEAL Team 6 member Mark Bissonnette as the person responsible for “teeing up” Operation Neptune Spear, than it is about the actual assault on the Bin Laden compound?

de rigueur on September 28, 2012 at 11:24 AM

Absolutely, although I would add that “Jen” at some point will have to cut through an obstreperous, risk averse military and intelligence bureaucracy and make a direct connection with our heroic President Obama, who has his own cross to bear with the wimps and nay-sayers in his administration. Perhaps the first half of the movie will cross cut, a la Intolerance, between the two stories, as “Jen” and the President face endless frustration as they attempt to take down the world’s number one terrorist. When they finally connect, the superior moral force of their combined personalities overcomes all obstacles, and they make the world safe for liberalism, diversity, and tolerance.

Kathryn Bigelow is a one trick pony who hasn’t made a decent film since Near Dark. I hope I’m not the only conservative who thought The Hurt Locker was insolent, ignorant, cartoonish swill. This movie is gonna suck…

Mr. Arkadin on September 28, 2012 at 2:11 PM

Absolutely, although I would add that “Jen” at some point will have to cut through an obstreperous, risk averse military and intelligence bureaucracy and make a direct connection with our heroic President Obama, who has his own cross to bear with the wimps and nay-sayers in his administration.

Mr. Arkadin on September 28, 2012 at 2:11 PM

LOL! Really can be painted by the numbers sometimes, can’t it? And then everyone phones it in.

de rigueur on September 28, 2012 at 4:14 PM

I know this will shock you.

Hollywood is all about appearances.

IlikedAUH2O on September 28, 2012 at 12:26 PM

As Oscar Levant, MGM’s resident cynic, used to say: “Strip away the phony tinsel of Hollywood, and you’ll find the real tinsel underneath.”

de rigueur on September 28, 2012 at 4:23 PM

Our National Pansy, the little butt-boy Matt Damon.

Fun to watch him continue to play the clown.

Jaibones on September 28, 2012 at 5:29 PM