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The good, bad and ugly of US politics. By Paul Thomas

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Ageing star's memorable ramble puts Hollywood firmly into election.
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Once an apparently inexhaustible source of humor, American politics is in danger of becoming satire-proof. How do you send up something that's already a self-parody?With the gloss, razzmatazz and focus on personal narratives, it has always been hard to tell where politics ends and showbiz begins. The sight of Clint Eastwood talking to a chair at the Republican Party convention suggests the distinction is now largely academic.

There are few clearer demonstrations of the power of celebrity than the spectacle of members of a party dominated by religious fundamentalist social conservatives going ape over a speaker who is pro-choice, pro-gay marriage and has fathered seven children by five different women, only two of whom managed to get him to the altar.

Eastwood is entitled to be

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Added: Sep-8-2012 Occurred On: Sep-8-2012
By: God_Himself
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Tags: USA, Politics, Eastwood, Chair, Republicans, Democrats, Humor
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  • The author Paul Thomas is a novelist and is a full-time lefty who writes a column for the NZ Herald (strongly left wing).

    Here's his silly biased junk:

    "The actor who plays taciturn loners came across as the sort of windy old geezer who insists on making speeches at wedding receptions even though he's not entirely sure who's marrying whom."

    Clint Eastwood is an accomplished actor, director and producer. Thomas' real issue is that Eastwood is opposite in politics to himself.

    Thomas More..

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    • @Triode

      Otherwise OK?


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    • @God_Himself WHAT are you talking about?

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    • @Triode

      I'm talking about the article, and you?


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    • @God_Himself Doh! He's a lefty. Doh!

      Does that answer the question for you?

      How's that impoverished 100% place going? Keeping it running by employing electrical workers while you use up valuable Internet time?

      Fact 1.

      Australia subsidizes the NZ economy under the CER agreement $3.5 billion annually.

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    • @Triode

      lol

      You're such an angry little troll lol

      $3.5 billions??
      I really hope so (if it's true) and I'd like NZ to extract a lot more than that if possible lol

      By the way, I live in China and my business is responsible for sending so much Chinese crap to your wonderful island and making shit load of money for my trouble lol

      Thank you cousin lol

      I will keep posting Paul Thomas' articles just to keep pissing you off lol


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  • didn't read entire article, but first two paragraphs emphasized what I was already thinking.
    You are an attention whore USA.
    Pick a prize pig already, you aren't the Queen of the barn dance anymore.
    Careful you don't ruffle turkey feathers.....you may need those...
    It's coming right at us!!
    Do'en you fuck with my shitty walls!!!

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