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May 17, 2010 | 1:06 PM ET
Woody Allen says President Obama should be granted dictatorial powers (seriously)
Woody Allen has a strange take on the democracy that allowed him to become rich and famous.
The "Scoop" director said it would be a cool idea for President Barack Obama to be dictator for for a few years.
So he could get things done without all the hassle of opposing views getting in the way.
In an interview published by Spanish language newspaper La Vanguardia (that we translated), Allen says “I am pleased with Obama. I think he’s brilliant. The Republican Party should get out of his way and stop trying to hurt him.”
But wait - there's more!
The director said "it would be good…if he could be a dictator for a few years because he could do a lot of good things quickly."
Of course, Allen has a famously strange relationship with reality. The director took nude photos of his lover Mia Farrow's teen-age adopted daughter Soon-Yi Previn, and then ended up marrying her after separating from Farrow.
Farrow also said he molested their seven-year-old adopted daugther, Dylan. A judge refused to act on the charges, but called his relationship with Soon-Yi "grossly inappropriate."
Originally posted by dbloch7986
I say let's do it. I say let's just not have anything to do with the government anymore. No one vote, no one be activists, no one lobby, no one do anything. Just sit back and tell them go ahead, do whatever you want, we don't care. And then watch it all fall apart just like that. They would spend so much time in DC arguing over what was best for the country without and guidance from us that nothing would get done. They would spend the country into the ground and the entire fabric of society would unravel. And I say screw it. I so sick and tired of it all, I say we just silently protest, just like that.
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Esposito: From this day on, the official language of San Marcos will be Swedish. Silence! In addition to that, all citizens will be required to change their underwear every half-hour. Underwear will be worn on the outside so we can check. Furthermore, all children under 16 years old are now... 16 years old!
Fielding Mellish [Allen's character]: What's the Spanish word for straitjacket?
Originally posted by Benevolent Heretic
I wish Obama would bring Michelle and the kids and come to our house for dinner one night. There's about as much chance of that happening as there is that Obama will be a dictator. But I don't think anyone is going to start a thread about it...
Originally posted by Benevolent HereticI wish Obama would bring Michelle and the kids and come to our house for dinner one night. There's about as much chance of that happening as there is that Obama will be a dictator. But I don't think anyone is going to start a thread about it...