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Matt Damon terrified by the possibility of a President Palin

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posted on Sep, 11 2008 @ 08:29 AM
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Wow, I am relieved.

Matt Damon has spoken...

I can sleep better at night knowing he's against Sarah Palin...

Is this the same matt damon who did this video?


www.youtube.com...


This is the see all, know all, brilliance that has come out of the movie industry.

So, I should listen to this guy WHY?

I wasn't going to vote this year, but, thanks to Matt Damon - I'm going to support the Mcain-Palin ticket.




posted on Sep, 11 2008 @ 08:54 AM
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I happen to be a BIG Matt Damon fan, and have watched all his movies, but after this interview, I won't be patronizing any of his future theatrical contributions. Actors should act, not make public political commentaries.

His dismissal of her worthiness as a candidate because she's from a small town and a Christian is appalling. I wouldn't have expected it from him honestly. And "No", I don't believe dinosaurs walked the Earth 4,000 ago, and I doubt Governor Palin does either.

Mocking someone's religious beliefs is neither clever or amusing. He should stick to doing movies..He's much better at it.

[edit on 11-9-2008 by LLoyd45]



posted on Sep, 11 2008 @ 08:57 AM
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All I said was that Matt Damon's view is no more important than any other persons. He is entitled to his view, but I certainly don't have to agree with him.

And the reason why it bothers me so much when these celebs speak out on their political views is because it comes off as "I'm richer than you & you little people should listen to me because I know better." (This is my opinion of course)

I rarely watch the news or read newspapers because they are all one sided & there is no chance for open discussion. Debates online are great IMO, I get the perspective of all walks of life & these dicussions let me understand each side a little better. The dicussions also allow me to gleen info that may, or may not, affect how I vote. BUT some celeb going on tv to give a one sided, no chance for debate statement with little to back it up smells like a rich actor telling me what is best for me.

And FYI, I'm not a Rep or a Dem. I have political views that cover the spectrum & my past voting record reflexs that. Right now I'm leaning towards McCain/Palin, but I won't commit to anything until I feel I understand each canidate and how they stand on issues.



posted on Sep, 11 2008 @ 09:16 AM
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Before this thread I didn't know this guy's name but I do now. I always thought him and that other guy from "boiler room" were an item. After a little research it turns out they are just up each other's butts all the time as friends so to speak.

Its no surprise coming from him. He's only an actor who lies to an audience for a living. He could play any role I guess. Even a courageous unqualified political theorist.

Matt Who?

No offense, and I'm sure there's more than a few celebrities here, but they add zero cred to any story NOT about acting or the actor's guild.

Thanks for the heads up and verifying that the tired, socialist nature of hollywood is alive an well. In such a Case, Matt is a good cross section of that sentiment. Hollywood - shut up and sing / act / dance please. Unless you are really living examples of your speak, that is.

[edit on 11-9-2008 by Atlantican]



posted on Sep, 11 2008 @ 09:18 AM
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The dems should recruit, as a celebrity shill, master thespian and super-intellectual Ben Affleck, who starred in the timeless classics "Gigli" and "Paycheck".



posted on Sep, 11 2008 @ 09:20 AM
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I think actors in general are pretty smart people. People say "why do we care what actors think?" Well when it comes to it politicians and actors are the same, so they really do have something to contribute, they know em better than anyone else!
And many of them probably see through their bad acting...

"I happen to be a BIG Matt Damon fan, and have watched all his movies, but after this interview, I won't be patronizing any of his future theatrical contributions. Actors should act, not make public political commentaries.

His dismissal of her worthiness as a candidate because she's from a small town and a Christian is appalling. I wouldn't have expected it from him honestly. And "No", I don't believe dinosaurs walked the Earth 4,000 ago, and I doubt Governor Palin does either.

Mocking someone's religious beliefs is neither clever or amusing. He should stick to doing movies..He's much better at it."

Sounds like the people that stopped watching Tom Cruise after some of the things he did. Just like you say he should stick to acting and not being a commentator, you should stick to watching movies you like and not get involved in his opinions. It's rediculous to boycott a person like that, sort of like the Dixie Chicks after the loud one said something mean about Bush, a lot of radio banned her. People need to get over these things, they have opinions just like other people and often times they're more informed than the average person.

About her not being worthy because she's from a small town and being christian, thats BS. He critized her because she was the mayor of a small town, being up the fact that she doesnt have a lot of experience. And you think he discriminates against her for being Christian? well he probably is christian so that doesn't even make sense. Even if he wasn't, to believe that the world is only 4000 years old and that dinos exsisted not too long ago is rediculous and someone who is living so contrary to what is scientifically validated to have happened is a bit scarey. There are psychological evaluations for stock brokers, police officers, astronauts ect. but you think its unreasonable to have a certain standard for someone who has access to nukes? Would you say the same about Amadinejad who possibly under his religious beliefs wants to bring about a world war to bring back the hidden Imam? Some of these religious extremists think that by bringing war, jesus might come back and I don't want anyone like that as president.

Its not ment to be clever but to bring out a point.


[edit on 11-9-2008 by ghaleon12]



posted on Sep, 11 2008 @ 09:22 AM
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I think he is talking about her Pentecostal beliefs, such as speaking in tongues and the end of world prophesies. I can understand his concern. I worked with someone who was a Pentecostal, he would start mumbling gibberish nonsense, I would ask him what he was doing he would tell me that he had a secret language that allowed him to speak with god. These are scary and un-rational traits to have in a presidential candidate. They are also opposed to any theory of evolution and deny the existence to dinosaurs, or at least the guy I worked with did. I’m no expert on religion by any means. Just my own personal experience.

Peace
Trustnobody



posted on Sep, 11 2008 @ 09:59 AM
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