Clint Eastwood Joins Other ‘Hollywood Action Hero’ Frauds with Bloomberg Endorsement

With his endorsement of Michael Bloomberg, professional pretender Clint Eastwood has effectively endorsed real-life fan disarmament edicts. (A Fistful of Dollars publicity photo/public domain)

U.S.A. – -(Ammoland.com)- “A Hollywood Legend Talks Politics,” The Wall Street Journal reported in a Friday profile piece. “Actor-director Clint Eastwood, 89, weighs in on Bloomberg, Trump, #MeToo and the dispute over a reporter’s depiction in his latest film.”

The Drudge Report spoiler headline told gun owners Eastwood’s “conservative” reputation, bolstered by talking to an empty chair as if it were Barack Obama at the 2012 Republican National Convention,  was not going to hold up here. He came right out and posted the spoiler headline:

“Clint Eastwood for Bloomberg…”

Talk about burying the lede. You had to read the last sentence in the paywalled WSJ article itself to find it.

“The best thing we could do is just get Mike Bloomberg in there,” Eastwood declared.

So the actor who went from a TV cowboy, to earn international fame as the iconic Man with No Name in spaghetti Westerns, with perhaps his most famous role being the .44 Magnum-wielding Dirty Harry, supports a rabid gun-grabbing zealot?

That may not be his intent, but it may be, and regardless, that’s the effect this has. Irrespective of whatever other reasons Eastwood may have, he is supporting a billionaire who will add the weight of the U.S. government to disarm his countrymen, including Eastwood and his fans. He is, to put it bluntly, but accurately, giving aid and comfort to the enemy.

Eastwood’s not the first Hollywood A-lister who made his name as an “action hero” by using guns onscreen. Two notable colleagues, also with undeserved “conservative” reputations whose affinity for gun-grabbing has somehow been overlooked by many gun owners, are Arnold Schwarzenegger and Sylvester Stallone.

We knew Arnold was wrong for California gun owners before he was crowned by the Establishment to be governor. Those warnings were borne out after he was elected, first by his signing a law to ban .50 caliber rifles, then microstamping and lead ammo ban bills, and then a handgun ammo registration law. And inexcusably, rice bowl gun groups refused to admit the truth before he was elected–and some even after he had proven he was not our friend.

As for Stallone, some of us have been warning gun owners about his call for the government to go door-to-door to confiscate guns ever since he made it back in 1998. I confess I find it discouraging that 22 years later, there are still gun owners excited about his movies and saying this is all news to them. It shows more than anything how insulated such reports are and the need for gun owners to share links and information because no one else will.

And don’t get me started on every actor who has played James Bond. Starting with Sean Connery advocating for a total UK handgun ban to Daniel Craig who said “I hate handguns. Handguns are used to shoot people and as long as they are around, people will shoot each other,” they’ve all proven to be false fronts.

“In a way, seeing famous celebrities prove themselves to be … enemies … is disappointing.” I noted in a GUNS Magazine column on anti-gun “movie stars”. “After all, the experience most of us have with entertainment luminaries is watching them pretending to be heroic, witty, compassionate, beautiful and wise. It’s easy to assign those traits to the actor behind the character, and forget we’re essentially watching a stage prop speaking lines and performing deeds at the direction of others who aren’t as photogenic. Once they’re off-script, we’re basically dealing with people who live in a bubble of celebrity privilege…”

Not many of us are immune. Eastwood is a disappointment precisely because he appeared to be different in real life from his industry peers.

That’s the power of professionally manipulated imagery conjuring up “the stuff that dreams are made of.” That’s what makes Michael Bloomberg — with the resources to hire the most skillful illusion-casters money can buy and then flood the mass media with his narrative — so dangerous.

And that’s what makes Clint Eastwood’s backing the control freak tyrant so “unforgiven.” I don’t know how many movies he’s got left in him, but if he wants any more gun owner money, he ought to look back on his endorsement of their biggest nemesis and then ask himself if he feels lucky.


About David Codrea:David Codrea

David Codrea is the winner of multiple journalist awards for investigating/defending the RKBA and a long-time gun owner rights advocate who defiantly challenges the folly of citizen disarmament. He blogs at “The War on Guns: Notes from the Resistance,” is a regularly featured contributor to Firearms News, and posts on Twitter: @dcodrea and Facebook.

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Circle8
Circle8
1 month ago

“The best thing we could do is just get Mike Bloomberg in there,” Eastwood declared.

I do not know in what context this statement was supposedly said but I guess it was while displaying either a casket or a big hole in the ground.

Larry
Larry
1 month ago

“And don’t get me started on every actor who has played James Bond…”

Not to belabor the obvious but they aren’t just actors, they’re British actors, right? Any other expectation is just unreasonable.

Even the original, in-print Bond executed all his derring-do with a mouse gun.

KenW
KenW
3 months ago

Well I haven’t been to the movies in over 20 years and have not seen many of Clint’s newer movies, don’t watch Liam Neelson at all or Redford, but I do like the “Bond” movies although I haven’t seen one in a theater since “Live and Let Die”

jfrich
jfrich
4 months ago

Actors like Politicians are Frauds!

Cruiser
Cruiser
4 months ago

If they want to confiscate guns, let them start with Hollywood. No more movies in which guns are used. No more violence in their movies. Watch them squeal when they can’t make their millions anymore.
Let the people see them for the hypocrites they really are.

SHAME ON ANY GUN OWNER WHO VOTES DEMOCRAT!!

None
None
4 months ago

I’m sick of everybody who won’t stand up for the Constitution, they get fat and happy in Pedowood and we can expect it from all those commies
But to back Bloomberg who is causing us problems all over this country we didn’t have before he started paying for crooked polititions who in my mind need to be hung for the Traitors they are
Stand for the Consitution or stand with that commie demorat party because you will be treated as the enemy when the revelation starts
Nuff said

Link
Link
4 months ago

No idea why this is new to anyone, it’s old news that Clint Eastwood was not a general second amendment supporter when he said many years ago that if there was a gun around he wanted to be in control of it. He was not for general ownership. Arnold was not much different. Stallone turned after his friend Phil Hartman was murdered in his sleep by his own deranged wife. I don’t think he had much of a view before that. It should be noted that Hartman’s wife used a revolver. Do a web search on them all and you… Read more »

Rattlerjake
Rattlerjake
4 months ago
Reply to  Link

Lets not forget the first major actor turned politician who was governor of Commiefornia and enacted one of the first and worst gun control laws (the mulford act) – Ronnie Raygun, who also was for the NA union and created NAFTA! And yet many conservatives STILL think he was a great president! They are ALL the same.

RJL
RJL
4 months ago

Anti-constitutionalist’s sense of morality is situational, based on incident and emotion, instead of rooted in God’s word and law.
Anti-constitutionalist’s stand for nothing. The situation determines their support for an issue and their emotions rule, not reason and rationality.
Moreover, they recognize the contradiction, but still cling to their situational justice. Situational justice is the tool of dictators, tyrants, despots, and unjust, unrighteous monarchs. It has no place in a free constitutional republic. In which the United States of America is……………….
Anti-Constitutionalist’s=Anti-Americans=Enemies of the United States…

Mikial
Mikial
4 months ago

90% of actors, musicians and other “celebrities” are Liberal a$$holes. They make their living pretending to be something they aren’t, never were, and never will be. It’s only the morons at Huff Post and Tumblr that fawn over them. And to be honest, most pro athletes are just as bad.

Bubb
Bubb
4 months ago

Ignorance prevailing here…what is a rice bowl gun group?

Larry
Larry
1 month ago
Reply to  Bubb

Think “alms bowl” (not sure what the rice is about myself). The ones always begging you for money to hold up the falling sky.

Doszap
Doszap
4 months ago

Pray for the families,and pray that the crazy person didn’t use a SO called assault weapon, just more fodder for the Commiecrats.

Wild Bill
Wild Bill
4 months ago
Reply to  Doszap

@USA, There are many things that we can do before it comes to that.

Knute
Knute
4 months ago
Reply to  Wild Bill

I’ll bet you’d enjoy this item:
https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2020/02/sorry_democrats__the_partys_over.html
Teaser; ” When James Carville complains that he has no interest in being part of a party that’s become a cult — you know the shine is off the apple, the dreams have started to die, and the chickens have come home to roost.”

Vern
Vern
4 months ago
Reply to  Wild Bill

WB,There was a report on the news yesterday that more women in this state are buying guns than men at present. That’s good news.

Rattlerjake
Rattlerjake
4 months ago
Reply to  Vern

Vern, Not if they plan on killing the men!

Finnky
Finnky
4 months ago
Reply to  Rattlerjake

@Rattler – unless you make a habit of assaulting women, I imagine you have nothing to fear.

Vern
Vern
4 months ago
Reply to  Rattlerjake

Like most intelligent people, they are reading the signs of the times and preparing for what is coming.

Finnky
Finnky
4 months ago
Reply to  Wild Bill

@USA – Much of that has to do with irrational fear of COVID-19. Forget the respirator, maintain well stocked larder (for self isolation) and invest in soap and hand sanitizer. Our best defense is collective cleanliness, which isn’t a bad thing in and of itself
Perhaps collective fear will temporarily slow spread of some of the other bug like normal flu and STDs. Eventually COVID-19 will spread through the country and most of us will develop immunity. Familiarity will breed contempt and we will return to our old ways. Yawn.

Finnky
Finnky
4 months ago
Reply to  Doszap

@DZ – Have you been paying attention to what gets lumped into “assault weapons” these days. Currently seems to incorporate anything semiauto, or suppressors, or anything capable of holding 10 rounds or so. At this point my 22/45 qualifies.
If the shooter used a revolver or a pump shotgun, those firearms will surely be “promoted” for incorporation into the next AWB proposals. Won’t be long until double barrel shotguns join the demonization list.

Finnky
Finnky
4 months ago
Reply to  Doszap

@USA – only angry if you fail, and then at your failure and at the aggressors

Doszap
Doszap
4 months ago

Awwwww man!, Clint is my last movie hero!.Why did he screw this up,he is pro gun(or was).
Never saw one of his movies (esp produced by him) that wasn’t grade A class.Too bad he’s for the Commies on this one also.
I consider Bloomberg PUBLIC enemy#1 at present.

Arizona Don
Arizona Don
4 months ago
Reply to  Doszap

I don’t believe it!

Ej harbet
Ej harbet
4 months ago

Well he liked Romney too. Its to be expected!
Why do they hate the nation that handed them such wealth and prestige and didnt rob them for making so much? To understand mental illness you must be mentally ill!

Ej harbet
Ej harbet
4 months ago
Reply to  Ej harbet

Missed the duke for sometime

Firewagon
Firewagon
4 months ago

Say it ain’t so Joe(Clint)! You do know ‘Bloomy’ is after far more than just your “BIG GULP,” right? Hard to give you a pass, Clint, even though knowing how the ‘old’ mind does tend to slip and ‘misguide’ one once it reaches 89 years of age!

“The best thing we could do is just get Mike Bloomberg in there,” Eastwood declared. Only one state of being can describe that statement: A state of delusion leading to insanity in need of institutionalization!

Doszap
Doszap
4 months ago
Reply to  Firewagon

True, so true, seems like the young, and very old FORGET the STONES and Blood it took to make America, AMERICA.
Seems the older they get the less they care about things dear to them when young.

Whatzit
Whatzit
4 months ago

You are correct. Unfortunately, people do listen to them. The communist left is trying to create the illusion that “everyone thinks this way, so I guess I should, too.” That will pull some people in.

Bubba
Bubba
4 months ago

I think all advertising is corrupt. Politics should not be allowed in any form of advertising at all. Go to Townhall meetings go to rallies. No other form of advertising should be allowed for politics

Bubba
Bubba
4 months ago

So disappointing. Yet another Hollywood sell out. What a friggin hypocrite. These worthless actors should not be allowed to act in any movies that have any kind of firearms.
So hypocritical. They need to be punched in the face.

Johnny
Johnny
4 months ago

Quiet Please

StWayne
StWayne
4 months ago

I never put stock in anyone from Hollywood, even if they are professed Republicans. Never assume that people think like you do that’s a big mistake. Even as a little boy growing up I never had a TV hero no not one not even John Wayne. I simply didn’t look at them that way, I was different when it came to that. My only TV crush was when I was five, that my mom would remind me I fell in love with, even trying to scoot my little butt under the TV to try and look up her dress, and… Read more »

gooder12
gooder12
4 months ago

Some Thing Never Change. If someone agrees with us they are good, but if they don’t they are some kind of sick and evil person. Remember when u point ur finger at someone u have 3 pointing back at u. In other words who is the real evil? I say it is not US, yet most of US seem to say it is the other guy or the other side. Free Your Mind, Be Party Blind. Don’t let Faux News and Stuff like this rule ur life.

Bubba
Bubba
4 months ago
Reply to  gooder12

It’s talk like that that will give Bernie and Bloomberg power. Speak up people. Don’t listen to this idiot.

Wild Bill
Wild Bill
4 months ago
Reply to  Bubba

, This troll used to go by a different name, but he always signed off with ” Free Your Mind, Be Party Blind.” What was his handle? I can’t remember yet. But he always tried to split the repub vote by conning people into voting for other parties.

Finnky
Finnky
4 months ago
Reply to  gooder12

@gooderTroll – I freed my mind and do examine my motivation before being judgmental. Generally find my snap judgment was right. Bloomy is a turd and Clint is simply wrong. Whether Clint is demented, stupid, deluded or shortsighted is really irrelevant – because he’s just a celebrity and thus irrelevant. News and gun rights do not rule my life – but news helps inform me of what is going on, and legal gun rights are at risk. Trump does much wrong in leading through chaos and insecurity, but he stands head&shoulders above any of the other options. There is only… Read more »

DICK
DICK
4 months ago

Wouldn’t it be nice to know how much Clint fleeced Bloomberg for that endorsement. I always thought Clint had more class than to support a control freak.He went from hero to heal with me.

StLPro2A
StLPro2A
4 months ago

Ole Clinty Boy is probably going senile. He may not like Trump, but supporting Mini Mikey Bloomers is inexcusable. I don’t particularly like Trump. I didn’t vote FOR Trump in 2016. But, I sure a Hell voted AGAINST Hillary. As usual. America is left to vote for the lesser of two evils.

Duke
Duke
4 months ago
Reply to  StLPro2A

Well sir, you better vote for Trump this time because we are going to need every single vote!!!

Bubba
Bubba
4 months ago
Reply to  Duke

Presume nothing. Everybody needs to get out and vote if you value your constitutional and God-given rights.

Wild Bill
Wild Bill
4 months ago
Reply to  Bubba

, Except yackup, felons can’t vote or have a gun, ya know? That is why the little cow tard trys to get others to do his dirty work.

Ansel Hazen
Ansel Hazen
4 months ago
Reply to  Bubba

Most LEO are not and will not be the problem. When it comes to the boog 75% or more will be helping us clean this mess up.

Finnky
Finnky
4 months ago
Reply to  Bubba

@Yak – I hate and call out prejudice when I can, and you sir are a prejudice ass. While there are a seemingly infinite set of problems with law enforcement, the majority of LEO do what they see to be right – and in majority of cases they are doing good. You seem to be proposing that gun owners simply go out and shoot LEO for being LEO. That is as bad as killing people for being black, brown, Jewish, or blond. Am beginning to think that you have simply generated an entirely fictitious persona to garner sympathy with goal… Read more »

Duke
Duke
4 months ago
Reply to  Duke

Take ” nothing ” for granted!

Wild Bill
Wild Bill
4 months ago
Reply to  Duke

, Did you hear a kind of a yacking sound? Never mind it was not important.

Finnky
Finnky
4 months ago
Reply to  Duke

– nice word play… Have worked with vacuum systems, and must say that nature really does abhor a vacuum. Actual “nothing” is unachievable, and getting close is tricky.

Firewagon
Firewagon
4 months ago
Reply to  Duke

“Who have the socialists got….” ANYBODY, if that stupidly silent ‘silent majority’ continue to complain and gnash their teeth while sitting on their arses!

None
None
4 months ago
Reply to  Duke

The Dems are gonna cook the books like they always do get out and vote for Trump like your gun rights depend on it

JIAZ
JIAZ
4 months ago

Clint Eastwood 2016

DICK
DICK
4 months ago
Reply to  JIAZ

He is a control freak and that doesn’t fit well with American values. Clint your a fool for believing that.

Mike
Mike
4 months ago

Disappointed in this American icon. Sad story of senile actor losing his mind and voicing support for everything he himself is supposedly not:
Globalist China Supporter
Elitist Snob
Anti-2ndA Fascist
Bigoted Racist
Misogynist
How could he produce “Richard Jewel” & vote Bloomberg?

Wild Bill
Wild Bill
4 months ago
Reply to  Mike

, That is one hell of a good question.

Grigori
Grigori
4 months ago
Reply to  Wild Bill

Amen!

Whit
Whit
4 months ago

Add another actor / director I’m never watching another movie from.

You make your money using guns to “kill” people in movies for no reason other than entertainment but you would deny those who need one to protect their family from the creatures the government refuses to take off the streets.

Make my day Clint and go away and shut up.

Gdubb
Gdubb
4 months ago

No surprise that miniMike is precisely their type of scum. I’d be willing to bet Jimmy Kimmel would suck his little smokie for free anytime. And I’m sure little Peter buttphukk already has.

Gdubb
Gdubb
4 months ago
Reply to  Gdubb

Ha! Ya man I check in on all that. Whether its Bernie or peter or plugs – none of those dip chits can win cuz they’re all losers.

Finnky
Finnky
4 months ago

– It matters because people listen to celebrities. When celebrities with a tough, gun using image support bloomy, many gun owners could be fooled into voting for him. Thinking “If Clint likes him, he cannot be too bad”. Far too many people don’t look beyond commercials.

PMinFl
PMinFl
4 months ago
Reply to  Finnky

@ Finnky :That’s exactly what bloomberg is counting on, people will see his unending commercials and just vote for him because of the “familiarity”.

Whatzit
Whatzit
4 months ago
Reply to  Finnky

Exactly. And the big Bloomer has the money to buy a lot of influence.

MICHAEL J
MICHAEL J
4 months ago

I know what you’re thinking, Did he say it or didnt he?

Wild Bill
Wild Bill
4 months ago
Reply to  MICHAEL J

@MJ, Well?

JDC
JDC
4 months ago

Clint is 90 yrs old. Interesting that a man who made his career portraying a man sticking up for the little guy using a gun or violence now supports a man that wants to disarm all men (except the 1%’s bodyguards and the military). I think Clint sees Mayor Bloomberg and President Trump as two sides of the same coin. They aren’t, of course. I don’t like some of what President Trump has done, but he’s kept most of his direct campaign promises and appointed conservative judges in particular. I don’t trust that Bloomberg wouldn’t appoint liberal judges and anti-2A… Read more »

Finnky
Finnky
4 months ago
Reply to  JDC

@JDC – Are they not like two sides of a coin? One “heads” the other “tails”. Flip it and win or lose depending on which is on top. Have no problem with other people gambling or with calculated risk, but hate having life and livelihood hanging on a coin toss.

Heed the Call-up
Heed the Call-up
4 months ago

This story explains it a bit better, but only briefly covers his opinion on politics. He apparently does not like Trump personally. His choice is bad, but many could argue the same about Trump. He isn’t necessarily anti-rights; the story does not broach that topic. Trump certainly has not “protected the 2A” as he claimed he would – bump stock ban and ERPOs, anyone?

https://www.theguardian.com/film/2020/feb/22/clint-eastwood-bloomberg-president-trump

Bubba
Bubba
4 months ago

Personally, I think Trump regrets the Bump Stock Decision. He was not thinking clearly and definitely made an emotional choice. I don’t believe he would do it again if given the opportunity. Remember he was new to politics when that happened.

Duke
Duke
4 months ago
Reply to  Bubba

I agree Bubba. And President Trump has backed off his ” red flag ” comments also. I think, I hope he has seen the light and felt the backlash from us all. At least the ones that write letters…

Link
Link
4 months ago
Reply to  Duke

While trump may be nothing great he is still far better then any of the anti-gun democraps.
But that does not fit into your narrative.

ChiptheBarber
ChiptheBarber
4 months ago

That’s a major disappointment to me as Rowdy Yates was one of my earliest heroes. But, at least now I don’t have to try to defend his acting ability anymore—it was a pretty tough proposition anyway.

Stripeseven
Stripeseven
4 months ago

Uh oh, get ready ladies, Hell is coming to breakfast.

Terry
Terry
4 months ago

“Actor-director Clint Eastwood, 89,”
That might explain it.
“The Wall Street Journal reported”
That might explain it better.
No, what was I thinking? The media would never lie!
I wish I could just ask Clint about it.

oldgringo
oldgringo
4 months ago

My wife who is an Eastwood fan refuses to believe he has made such a statement…As for me I believe Eastwood has reached the age where he no longer remembers who said or did what.

Link
Link
4 months ago
Reply to  oldgringo

Google his views, he has not been a supporter of the second amendment for a long time.

gregs
gregs
4 months ago

with that last sentence, maybe he is being sarcastic. maybe, don’t care either way.

Matt in Oklahoma
Matt in Oklahoma
4 months ago

I don’t base choices off of Hollywood anyway. Even when they are for President Trump.

Finnky
Finnky
4 months ago

@Matt – You don’t and majority of ammoland readers don’t, but some people do. I predict that election will be close, at least in popular vote – but that most states will swing heavily one direction or the other. The swing states will decide our next president – and in those states celebrity endorsements could make a difference.

Would change your statement a bit. Instead of “Even when” I’d say “Especially when”. Big choices deserve putting effort into research and thought, little stuff not so much.

Bubba
Bubba
4 months ago

It’s not about pro or con President Trump. It’s about our constitutional rights. Nothing else should matter

hippybiker
hippybiker
4 months ago

I’m very surprised and dismayed by this! Clint has always held conservative views and values.I just don’t understand how he could turn 180 degrees left like this!

Finnky
Finnky
4 months ago
Reply to  hippybiker

@hippy – Maybe it’s been a front all along. Now he’s reached an age where legacy matters more to him than money. He’s got enough money to not care about residual royalties and has certainly reached an age at which mental acuity is diminished – even for those not yet “suffering” from dementia.

Knute
Knute
4 months ago
Reply to  hippybiker

Money not only talks, it screams at the top of its voice! And the shouting is all the sheeple can hear. Only a very few pay any attention at all to the small, subtle, voice of the truth (facts, evidence, etc). Money shouts, the truth just whispers, so one has to really be listening, and paying attention, to hear. The sheeple are far too deaf to hear anything subtle. Too busy bleating at their master’s, begging for crumbs from his table that they built and stocked for him. The plight of the brainless sheep is very sad. Pitiful, even. But… Read more »

PMinFl
PMinFl
4 months ago
Reply to  hippybiker

Someone is always sending me pictures ( I guess memes is now current) of celebrities with a quote that sender endorses. I sometimes reply did XYZ really say that? never get an answer. and Clint pictures are featured often.

Whatzit
Whatzit
4 months ago
Reply to  hippybiker

Nothing but money. So sad when people like him can be so easily purchased. Wave enough cash in someone’s face and they will believe whatever they are told to believe. I think of those psychological questions wherein one is asked if they would kill someone (an unimportant person, of course) for $10 million. A scary number of people say they would do so. That is truly creepy.

Link
Link
4 months ago
Reply to  hippybiker

Google his views on the second amendment.
He has never been a supporter of general gun ownership.
This is not news.

Bill
Bill
4 months ago

Like Eugene Stoner, Clint has gotten very old and mushy and when old men get mushy and face their mortality they get very very weak and just dont like killing anymore. The one rare example I know of is Kalashnikov . He knew it was the man doing the killing right up to the end not his beloved AK-47 design.
Clint is now a left wing pusscake, sorry, but you can forget him, hes gone. And dont pay to see anymore of his movies, please.

nrringlee
nrringlee
4 months ago

This one is easy to answer. Like the vast majority of progressives, you simply surrender to authoritarianism when the burden of liberty becomes too difficult to bear. Those of us who earned real scars on real battlefields learn that lesson the hard way and refuse to let goof that which came to us at such a dear price. For those who have not paid the wages of liberty it is easy to give up on the idea. So, wipe off the make up, reset the set and move on in the fantasy world you all live in. Some of us… Read more »

ras52
ras52
4 months ago

Great post David. Although I have enjoyed most of his movies, I have never heard of him saying anything in real support of the real life gun owners or the 2nd. He is now just another Hollywood elite who does not care about real folks in real life. If he supports Bloomberg he must be senile or maybe a socialist.

Green Mtn. Boy
Green Mtn. Boy
4 months ago

Eastwood must have forgotten what he said” A mans got to know his limitations”, he either has memory issues or like many others,sold out to the highest bidder,Little Mikey Bloomturd.

PMinFl
PMinFl
4 months ago
Reply to  Green Mtn. Boy

He didn’t forget what he used to say, he was just reading his lines, he’s an actor.

tetejaun
tetejaun
4 months ago

By the way…to fund Communist turd Bernie Sanders’ health bill and free-stuff ideas, economists say it would cost $73 Trillion.
If U.S. hundred dollar bills were laid FLAT, that $73 Trillion would be a stack 49,494 MILES high.
Communist chump change, I guess.

It is too bad so many Americans have no idea how much a trillion dollars is.

Ansel Hazen
Ansel Hazen
4 months ago
Reply to  tetejaun

I know I don’t and have no expectations I’ll ever be able to play Scrooge McDuck with a measly million either.

Finnky
Finnky
4 months ago
Reply to  tetejaun

Put another way, $1T is ~$3k from each American. For $73T share for a couple with four kids, your share the cost is ~$1.35M.
I find that no matter the scale of a number it is important to put it in context. Number of people paying the bill matters. If I take my wive to dinner and spend a hundred dollars we’re doing something special. If I host lunch at the office and get away for $200 I’ve pulled off a miracle.

Whatzit
Whatzit
4 months ago
Reply to  tetejaun

Heh heh heh… Many would just say, “Print more money!” without any idea what that would do to the world economy.

Will Flatt
Will Flatt
4 months ago

“Judge Judy” Scheindlin of CBS also has thrown her whole support behind Bloomturd.

With Eastwood I’m not entirely surprised though I’m very dismayed. Clint Eastwood has for many years asserted he believes in libertarian values (note the little ‘L’; he has to my knowledge never registered as a Libertarian Party voter). The dude just drifts on the wind politically, as has Jesse Ventura, former wrestler, actor, and governor of Minnesota. I suppose he will be the next to endorse Bloomturd.

Mini Mike is a multibillionaire. Who’s to say that he’s not simply BUYING these endorsements??? EVERYONE has a price.

tetejaun
tetejaun
4 months ago
Reply to  Will Flatt

Jesse Ventura was a Navy SEAL. Imagine that.
So much for his Oath to our Constitution.

Dave in Fairfax
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Dave in Fairfax
4 months ago
Reply to  tetejaun

ttj, He was UDT not a SEAL, they weren’t formed yet.

Knute
Knute
4 months ago

Nevertheless. he was a star of the SEAL reunions and won his defamation suit against the idiot Chris Whatzisname, the holyweird favorite who made his final mistake when he handed a loaded gun to a man he described as an unstable maniac.
That should be a joke in the “famous last words” series. Like; “Famous last words: Hand me a match, I want to see if this gas tank is empty”!
So it would be: “Here you maniac. Take this rifle. And don’t shoot ME!”

Dave in Fairfax
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Dave in Fairfax
4 months ago
Reply to  Knute

Knute, Chris Kyle was trying to help vets who had issues the only way he knew how. Working with people is always dangerous, moreso when they are trained. We were given break away badge holders where I worked for that very reason. Ventura wasn’t much of a governor and was mainly concerned with his own importance, Kyle was the exact opposite. Neither were perfect, but, and this is just my opinion, I’d prefer a person who was invested in others as opposed to one who was centered on ego.

Knute
Knute
4 months ago

Interesting that you should bring up “centered on ego”. What would you call it when he makes up lies in his book, and then is proven to be both a liar and a slanderer in a court of ‘law’ (not going to bring up that error here), and all for fame and fortune?
I call that behavior extremely egocentric.

Dave in Fairfax
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Dave in Fairfax
4 months ago
Reply to  Knute

Knute, I’m not saying that either of them was perfect, I said that earlier. Both are/were damaged individuals. My initial point was the UDT/SEAL differentiation and the reason for what he was doing. I’m not really interested in arguing the personalities involved. The court, as I remember, and it’s been a while, wasn’t cut and dried, which isn’t surprising, few are. Since this really isn’t the point, or the point of the article, why don’t we just let it go.

Knute
Knute
4 months ago
Reply to  Knute

The handing of a loaded gun to one you suspect is crazy, and then turning your back… well, that isn’t ego, but stupidity. IMO, OFC.

Finnky
Finnky
4 months ago
Reply to  Knute

– PTSD is not the same as crazy. My understanding is that it often manifests as jumpiness, hyper awareness and generalized insecurity. For many people (myself included), shooting is a form of meditation, useful for relieving stress and calming myself. Kyle was helping a friend work through problems. Whether he took a risk or made an error in judgement with his killer is not for me to judge, nor will I speak ill of the dead (unless the truly deserve it)

Knute
Knute
4 months ago
Reply to  Finnky

While I agree with the sentiment behind not; “speak ill of the dead (unless the {sic} truly deserve it)”, it requires this caveat. Kyle was found guilty, in a public court, of libel and slander, against a former State Governor, and all for the purpose of personal gain.
I ask you this: If that doesn’t make one “truly deserving” of having that behavior mentioned, then what does? Are you ready to sweep such behavior under the rug? Because that’s what seems to be going on here on this thread…

Knute
Knute
4 months ago

I also have no desire to argue. I was merely pointing out that the UDT teams, the predecessors of the Navy SEALS, are just two different names for the same thing. But the trial WAS pretty cut and dried. The evidence clearly showed Kyle lied and the publisher printed his lies, and encouraged them, and jury found so, unanimously. The only part not so cut and dried was, after the fact, his widow was allowed to get out of payment of the judgement by declaring bankruptcy, which was not to precedent, but became a new wrinkle on how the guilty… Read more »

Will Flatt
Will Flatt
4 months ago
Reply to  tetejaun

tetejaun, so was Crawdad Crenshaw; he also used his Oath as toilet paper to promote an Orwellian police state precrime bill known as TAPS. Between that and Red Flag laws, he’s proven to be a traitor and a redcoat of the highest order.

Link
Link
4 months ago
Reply to  tetejaun

Jesse also never saw combat.
Yanos is a fake riding on his time in the navy but not on real deployment.

Knute
Knute
4 months ago
Reply to  Link

Link: So says wiki whatever, but I think we all know that the ‘official’ records of anyone in SF, including SEALs and UDTs, often leaves out key operations, sealed under “confidentiality agreements”. Nowadays it doesn’t even take being a member of a special forces unit, but just witnessing the wrong thing or even less than that. Ask any recent vet(ret). At least ten percent of them will admit to signing such agreements that they will not discuss. Never believe a wiki anything without separate confirmation from actual source documents, not one “compiled by…” whomever. Even if “whomever” happens to be… Read more »

JIAZ
JIAZ
4 months ago
Reply to  Will Flatt

Flatt
“Judge Judy” of “CBS”, now in syndication, is a Bloomberg supporter.
“Judge Jeanine” of “FOX” is a Trump supporter.

Will Flatt
Will Flatt
4 months ago
Reply to  JIAZ

Ah yes, Judy’s a CBS stooge. Freudian slip. thanks for the correction JIAZ

Ansel Hazen
Ansel Hazen
4 months ago
Reply to  Will Flatt

Scheindlin is the perfect example of who USA was talking about a few days ago.

nrringlee
nrringlee
4 months ago
Reply to  Will Flatt

All of the folks you mention have one thing in common. The simply want a strong man authoritarian to keep the starving masses away from their guarded gates. They have obviously given up on the American Experiment not to mention the American Dream for the many. They simply don’t have the guts to be free. They trade liberty for a false promise of security and prosperity. And so have most of your neighbors.

Wild Bill
Wild Bill
4 months ago
Reply to  Will Flatt

, The troll says repeatedly. How would he know if it were “repeatedly” or “commanded” ? Apparently It is privy to Trumps communications.

Knute
Knute
4 months ago
Reply to  Wild Bill

Nope. Privy to nothing. It just makes shit up as it goes along. 🙂

Knute
Knute
4 months ago
Reply to  Knute

Ask it again what the six-letter word for the front end is called. He’s only had a month to figure it out… so far. He won’t know even next decade. He has only other bloomburger minions to ask, and none of them know the answer either 🙂

Dave in Fairfax
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Dave in Fairfax
4 months ago
Reply to  Knute

Knute, I know, I know! I followed the link through the other pages. It’s NOZZLE. It says so on the interweb.

Knute
Knute
4 months ago

Well, if it said so on the internet, it MUST be true. 🙂 Ralph yackup says so.

Knute
Knute
4 months ago
Reply to  Knute

So what IS the answer????? Surely you can type six letters and hit “enter”, yes? 🙂

Knute
Knute
4 months ago
Reply to  Knute

I won’t tell you. Nice try though.
If you don’t know, just say so instead of acting like I should somehow do YOUR homework FOR YOU! Oops, I almost forgot. Getting others to do things for you is your job!
Well it isn’t mine. You don’t know or you would say so right here, right now, instead of attempting useless distractions like some never ending fishing expedition. I won’t play your stupid games. I’ve read your playbook. It’s why I know you better than you know yourself.

Wild Bill
Wild Bill
4 months ago
Reply to  Knute

, Yackup does injury to his own cause every time he opens his useless mouth or hits the keyboard.

Deplorable Bill
Deplorable Bill
4 months ago

Self defense and the right to keep and bear arms are laws given to man from GOD. NOBODY outranks the LORD. If some idiot wants to go around unarmed, so be it but don’t to tell me that I must follow suit. Sad to see Clint is a turn coat.

Arm up, carry on.

Deplorable Bill
Deplorable Bill
4 months ago

U.S.A. Thank you for your diligence and the update. I was only aware of some of what is there.

Arm up, carry on.

Knute
Knute
4 months ago

Jupiter Island is another of those elite hangouts worth a search and read. Its the place that g. }H{ w. Bush would go run off to that the press would invariably call: “Hobe Sound”, which is the bay that Jupiter Island is located in. I find it very interesting that it’s not even on the current maps, but it IS on the old Rand Mcnally’s that I have from 1931!

Dave in Fairfax
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Dave in Fairfax
4 months ago
Reply to  Knute

Knute, It shows up here on maps and lots of articles. https://duckduckgo.com/?q=Jupiter+Island&t=seamonkey&ia=maps

Knute
Knute
4 months ago

Yes, I’m aware of that. It also shows up on google maps. It also figures heavily in the book “Unauthorized GHW Bush Biography”, By Anton Chaitkin and Webster Tarpley.
What I find exceptionally interesting is the way it vanished from printed maps in the 1960s! Don’t you wonder who gave that order???

Dave in Fairfax
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Dave in Fairfax
4 months ago
Reply to  Knute

Knute, Governments exist to consolidate power. Nothing anyone connected to them does surprises me any more.