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Sean Penn Calls Tea Party “the get the N-word out of the White House party.”

October 15th, 2011 3 comments

 

How does one address such colossal ignorance?  

 

Hey Puff, haven't you ever heard of the Indoor Clean Air Act?

 

From FoxNews.com

Actor Sean Penn says the Tea Party wants to “lynch” President Obama, launching the latest celebrity attack on the conservative grassroots movement that has grown into a political force.

During an interview with CNN’s Piers Morgan on Friday in which Penn rambled about the need for more infrastructure spending, affordable health care, bolder actions from President Obama and an end to the Afghanistan war – all in the same answer — he segued into what’s wrong with the Tea Party.

“And yet there’s another problem. You have what I call ‘the get the N-word out of the White House party,’ the Tea Party,” he said.

Asked about fellow actor Morgan Freeman’s claim that the Tea Party just wants to “get the black man out” – a claim that he made on the same show last month – Penn said, “I don’t think there’s any doubt about it.”

“If you ask a representative of the Tea Party, ‘OK Social Security, socialist. Get rid of it?’ They’re going to get very confused,” he said. “At the end of the day, there’s a big bubble coming out of their heads saying, you know, can we just lynch him?”

With his unprovoked attack, Penn has joined a growing list of Hollywood stars who have criticized and hurled racial accusations at the Tea Party.

Freeman said the Tea Party movement is a “racist thing,” adding that its agenda “just shows the weak, dark, underside of America. We’re supposed to be better than that.”

Other stars who have charged Tea Party with racism are Bill Maher, Joy Behar, Janeane Garofalo and Jon Stewart. Actress Eva Longoria said the movement is “very dangerous because it’s not the character of America.”

Despite the charges, black businessman Herman Cain, who is a favorite among Tea Party activists, is a frontrunner in the GOP presidential field, according to several polls.

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Sean Penn Goes To Egypt

September 30th, 2011 1 comment

 

 

Always helpful in any crisis, actor Sean Penn has set sail for Egypt  to help restore the country’s image as a safe place to be.

From Haaretz.com

U.S. actor Sean Penn joined thousands of Egyptian activists who packed downtown Cairo on Friday demanding that military rulers speed up the transfer of power to civilians and end emergency laws once used by Hosni Mubarak against his opponents.

Penn, holding an Egyptian flag, walked with Egyptian actor Khaled el-Nabawi in Tahrir Square, where Egyptians demonstrated in what they dubbed as “Reclaiming the Revolution” day amid growing discontent over the way military rulers had managed the transitional period.

“The world is inspired by the call for freedom by the courageous revolution of Egypt for its freedom,” Penn said in remarks carried by Al-Ahram newspaper’s online page.   “Clearly that is not a completion overnight, there are still struggles forward, there are constitutional issues, there is… a transition of power from the military to the people,” he added.

Nabawi said he had invited the Oscar-winning Penn to visit Egypt as part of efforts to demonstrate that Egypt was a safe place to visit despite the uprising. “We want to show that Egypt is safe,” Nabawi said.

read the rest at Haaretz.com

I don’t care what Sean Penn says, I’m still not going.