‘Is There Anything More Pathetic Than An Aging Hipster?’ — Jane Fonda Edition
posted at 1:14 pm on July 14, 2009 by dougpowers
In Hollywood recently, 71-year-old Jane Fonda was seen wearing a style known as “Pitiful old hippie chic” — in this case, a t-shirt with a picture of her mug shot from 1970 on the front:
Why is she wearing this shirt? For starters, the shirt with a picture of her posing on an NVA anti-aircraft gun was at the cleaners. Secondly, for marketing purposes — to pitch a line of “Jane Fonda mug shot” merchandise to benefit the Georgia Campaign for Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention. That should do the trick. I know when I was younger I certainly wouldn’t have wanted to be anywhere near a woman wearing clothing with Jane Fonda’s picture on it.
The mugshot was taken after Fonda was arrested in an airport on drug charges. The drugs apparently turned out to be vitamins, but what I found interesting is that the motivational speaker for the NVA, self-confessed communist, socialist and… you name it… is actually a fiscal conservative when it comes to taxpayer money:
Writing about her false arrest on her blog earlier this year, she said: ‘They confiscated (my vitamins) as well as my address book (which was photocopied) and arrested me for drug smuggling. ‘I told them what they were but they said they were getting orders from the White House – that would be the Nixon White House.
‘I think they hoped this “scandal” would cause the college speeches to be cancelled and ruin my respectability. I was handcuffed and put in the Cleveland Jail, which is when the mugshot was taken.
‘I was released on bond and months later, after every pill had been tested in a lab (with taxpayers money!) the charges were dismissed and there were a few paragraphs hidden in the back of papers that they were vitamins, not drugs.’
If all it takes to get liberals to suddenly care about wasting taxpayer money is to say their vitamins are drugs and send them off for testing, let’s stake some agents outside the Berkeley GNC store and let the arrests begin!