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10/10/2014

Vapid Hollywood Person: If Only We Could Give Obama Untrammeled Power!

Filed under: General — Patterico @ 6:57 am



Obama is in town, and it’s time for mindless Hollywood morons to rhapsodize about him:

“You’re so handsome that I can’t speak properly,” the actress, singer and food writer gushed after introducing Obama to several hundred supporters seated on white fold-out chairs in the lush backyard of her home in the movie star haven of Brentwood, a neighborhood in Los Angeles…

Paltrow noted the approaching Nov. 4 midterm elections in which Democratic control of the Senate is at risk. She called it a “critical time” for Democrats and seemed to urge everyone to vote. “It would be wonderful if we were able to give this man all of the power that he needs to pass the things that he needs to pass,” she said.

He’s doing his best to give it to himself.

Look: theories about presidents not being kings are for the Little People. And, as Gwyneth says: “I am who I am. I can’t pretend to be somebody who makes $25,000 a year.”

The cults we build in this country, around power and fame, are disgusting. When I hear about parties like this, I think to myself: how much would I pay not to have to spend an evening with people like that? I’m afraid the number easily goes into three digits, and that’s before the decimal point.

Final thought: when Obama is in town, I am never happier to be living waaaay south in Palos Verdes. Not one second of my commute is affected by that guy. If it were, nobody would want to be around me. Trust me.

93 Responses to “Vapid Hollywood Person: If Only We Could Give Obama Untrammeled Power!”

  1. Like he doesn’t already take it!

    Jim (84e66d)

  2. Hey, she haas qualifications. Daddy is a Hollywood producer, and she struts the red carpet commando.

    gary Gulrud (36e47a)

  3. “Help us Obi-Wish-We-Dint-Knowya, you’re our only hope”

    Colonel Haiku (2601c0)

  4. Hollywood floozies. Blecch. Except … 57% of the Obama vote was women. The 19th Amendment — the biggest mistake this country ever made.

    nk (dbc370)

  5. Rrrrrrraaaaalllllppppphhhhhhhhhhhh!

    Colonel Haiku (2601c0)

  6. No Obama Wars.

    AZ Bob (34bb80)

  7. Just when you think these ditzy-bitches in Hollywood can’t get any dumber one goes and proves you wrong. Yes, nk, the 19th amendment was a big, very big mistake.

    And this moron is an advocate for “equal work for equal pay” for women. Is she serious? Makes 10 million a flick and she’s and advocate? The hypocrisy of leftists knows no boundary.

    And then the money line:

    “It would be wonderful if we were able to give this man all of the power that he needs to pass the things that he needs to pass,” she said.

    How much power does this idiot think a president should have? Or is she suggesting we need a left-wing dictator? Not only are theses clowns dumbasses, they’re dangerous dumbasses.

    Hoagie (4dfb34)

  8. Like, gag me with a spoon.

    jakee308 (d409c2)

  9. Remember, we need to get all money out of politics by putting more money into politics!

    Dejectedhead (a094a6)

  10. According to a White House reporter who was serving as the so-called pool reporter, “Paltrow cited sustainable energy efforts as well as Obama’s push for equal pay, which she called ‘Very important to me as a working mother.’”

    One more time: “Very important to me as a working mother.”

    happyfeet (a785d5)

  11. LOL

    carlitos (c24ed5)

  12. ““When you go to Paris and your concierge sends you to some restaurant because they get a kickback, it’s like, ‘No. Where should I really be? Where is the great bar with organic wine? Where do I get a bikini wax in Paris?”

    – Gwyneth “JustaMom” Paltrow

    Colonel Haiku (2601c0)

  13. “When I pass a flowering zucchini plant in a garden, my heart skips a beat.”
    – Gwyneth “JustaMom” Paltrow

    Colonel Haiku (2601c0)

  14. “We have great dinner parties at which everyone sits around talking about politics, history, art and literature—all this peppered with really funny jokes. But back in America, I was at a party and a girl looked at me and said, ‘Oh, my God! Are those Juicy jeans that you’re wearing?’ and I thought, I can’t stay here. I have to get back to Europe.”

    – Gwyneth Paltrow

    Colonel Haiku (2601c0)

  15. “You come across [online comments] about yourself and about your friends, and it’s a very dehumanizing thing… it’s almost like how, in war, you go through this bloody, dehumanizing thing … My hope is, as we get out of it, we’ll reach the next level of conscience.”

    – Gwyneth Paltrow

    Colonel Haiku (2601c0)

  16. “We’re human beings and the sun is the sun—how can it be bad for you? I don’t think anything that’s natural can be bad for you,”

    – Gwyneth Paltrow

    Colonel Haiku (2601c0)

  17. It’s always sad for the kids when a marriage breaks up, but I gotta say that Chris Martin is looking pretty smart right now. Can you even begin to imagine what living with her must be like?

    elissa (9d636a)

  18. “I’ll never forget it. I was starting to hike up the red rocks, and honestly, it was as if I heard the rock say, ‘You have the answers. You are your teacher.’ ”

    – Gwyneth Paltrow

    Colonel Haiku (2601c0)

  19. Yes, elissa, but one must feel pain to produce great art.

    Colonel Haiku (2601c0)

  20. Haiku, any nude selfies on line?

    nk (dbc370)

  21. Of her, of her!

    nk (dbc370)

  22. ****WARNING! COFFEE SPEW ALERT!****

    Colonel Haiku (2601c0)

  23. “As democracy is perfected, the office of president represents, more and more closely, the inner soul of the people. On some great and glorious day the plain folks of the land will reach their heart’s desire at last and the White House will be adorned by a downright moron.”
    ― H.L. Mencken

    Rodney King's Spirit (8b9b5a)

  24. As a working Mom with tons of disposable cash, she can pay well above $15hr to her illegal alien nannies, housekeepers and gardeners. Not everyone can afford $15hr, someone may be working 2 jobs and actually need a housekeeper, a gardener and a child care worker to keep order about the place for $12HR while they are off earning $30HR. Plus if they get legal and pay SS and Wcomp on those hrs the real cost of $15Hr goes up closer to $20… god knows the feds would love to get their hands on their 6% SS cut from the employer side of every hour worked

    steveg (794291)

  25. A vapid knob gobbling twit–whose neighbors couldn’t get into their own homes last night since the Lightworkers Imperial Protective Service had blocked off streets for miles around.

    Skeptical Voter (12e67d)

  26. What doesn’t seem to be working is that thing on top of her skinny neck… it bubbles out nonsense.

    I see why Hollywood loves Obama.
    First he is a Democrat and god knows last week the same crowd paid to see Joe Biden (D) for dunce
    But after the D behind Obama’s name is a guy who is taller than average, good looking by their standards, and best of all when he is on, he hits his lines. Who cares if it is BS. Hollywood is all smoke and mirrors; camera angles and screenwriting… a place where when she leaves the set, the rocks can speak to Gwyneth.

    steveg (794291)

  27. The Weimer Republic’s constitution allowed the executive to rule when the Reichstag failed to agree. Adolph simply loved it. Obtw, Gwen secretly practices the “Sieg” and that funny salute in front of her photo of the one.

    cedarhill (f02f99)

  28. Does Gwen also want to kill the mysterious Sky Dragon that is heating our planet?

    daleyrocks (bf33e9)

  29. A dictatorship? Sure! What could go wrong?

    Like we all needed another reason to hate Gwyneth Paltrow.

    CrustyB (69f730)

  30. so she really is Hydra.

    narciso (ee1f88)

  31. Hate her? Come on. There’d be thirty or forty like her any morning at Women’s Court. I wouldn’t touch them with a ten-foot pole but hate them?

    nk (dbc370)

  32. The cults we build in this country, around power and fame, are disgusting.

    I agree. But it’s not only this country, and it’s not only in this day and age. Not too long ago there was a cult built up around a famous person who some say had the power to heal and perform miracles.

    Gil (febf10)

  33. Yes, Gil, and the sonuva biscuit was elected in 2008 and relected in 2012.

    Colonel Haiku (2601c0)

  34. Oh, thank you all for those quotes. I needed a laugh.

    They were a parody, right? 😉

    Patricia (5fc097)

  35. he was definitely not the sonuvab*tch we were waiting for.

    Colonel Haiku (2601c0)

  36. they were actual quotes, Patricia. She. Is. That. Stupid.

    Colonel Haiku (2601c0)

  37. Er, Gil, if you’re making a snarky (and pretty stupid) reference to Jesus,
    I’d say the difference, obvious to all but boneheads, is that Jesus, unlike your average
    Hollywood celeb, said some very wise things. Also, he didn’t live in luxury and ask
    others to do all the suffering and sacrificing.

    exiledonmainst. (f03d99)

  38. I am always reminded of the 2001 Emmy Award show, which was postponed for a few weeks after 9/11. Any number of winners were unable to attend, basically because they were afraid to fly. Fools AND cowards.

    Kevin M (b357ee)

  39. I propose a 50% surtax on acting income.

    Kevin M (b357ee)

  40. “Yes, Gil, and the sonuva biscuit was elected in 2008 and relected in 2012.”

    Colonel – Fact: He did heal Gabby Giffords.

    daleyrocks (bf33e9)

  41. she doesn’t seem to understand that there will come a time when someone with whom she disagrees politically will be in the White House and any power your give the Great Zero will then be in the hands of the “enemy”

    quasimodo (97433f)

  42. Er, Gil, if you’re making a snarky (and pretty stupid) reference to Jesus,
    I’d say the difference, obvious to all but boneheads, is that Jesus, unlike your average
    Hollywood celeb, said some very wise things. Also, he didn’t live in luxury and ask
    others to do all the suffering and sacrificing.

    Quite right. The cult of human sacrafice he started only required one. Thank goodness for that. Sadly though many of my potential golfing buddies cant make a Sunday morning tee-times due to cracker eating / whine drinking obligations related to this cult.

    Gil (febf10)

  43. Gil, the one you should be worried about is the pedophile who started a cult that forced people to submit or die. In fact, he named his cult “submission.” And they’re still killing the unbelievers today.

    edoc118 (c37322)

  44. does he even comprehend John 3;16

    narciso (ee1f88)

  45. “Thank goodness for that. Sadly though many of my potential golfing buddies cant make a Sunday morning tee-times due to cracker eating / whine drinking obligations related to this cult.”

    My. I feel so sorry for you.

    Paltrow sounds like Phi Beta Kappa material compared to you.

    exiledonmainst. (f03d99)

  46. Perhaps Obama can golf with gil on Sunday mornings. I’m sure he does not have any
    religious constraints keeping him from the golf course. Or executive ones for that matter.
    All he requires is a modest donation. $30,000 or so might do it.

    exiledonmainst. (f03d99)

  47. “Sadly though many of my potential golfing buddies cant make a Sunday morning tee-times due to cracker eating / whine drinking obligations related to this cult.”

    I call BS. There is no proof Gil has potential buddies.

    daleyrocks (bf33e9)

  48. We are a nation of shameless fanboys and fangirls. Obama-worship is of a kind with Clinton- and Kennedy-worship (and even Paltrow-worship). Alas, idolatry just seems to be part of the human condition. . . . So how did you miss the boat?

    By the way, I just want to tell you what a great blog this is and how I never go a single day without clicking through to patterico.com to see what you have to say.

    ThOR (130453)

  49. Somebody up the thread wrote “knob-gobbling” and that triggered Gil’s Google alerts.

    nk (dbc370)

  50. 14-
    Too bad she can’t do us a favor by staying there.

    askeptic (efcf22)

  51. The Lefty answer to all their failures is: “It would work if we only had more absolute power.”

    PerfectSense (18605b)

  52. They should see the new movie kill the messenger it will show you why not.

    leroy (b98b02)

  53. I sit on my porch in Palos Verdes, watch the Marine helicopters fly by, and check google maps traffic on my computer just to contemplate the suffering of others. Life is good.

    Tom Hynes (ce11c3)

  54. Our host wrote, in part: “When I hear about parties like this, I think to myself: how much would I pay not to have to spend an evening with people like that? I’m afraid the number easily goes into three digits, and that’s before the decimal point.”

    Our host speaks as a California beset with that state’s cost of living, but also as one on the salary of a public employee. I suspect that were he in private practice, it would be four digits. It would be for me, and I’m not a rich man by any means.

    Beldar (fa637a)

  55. Colonel, those are great quotes. I think your repeating them here may have been a war crime.

    But seriously folks, Ms. Paltrow isn’t stupid. She gets subject before verb, she can write paragraphs, she is smarter than the Secretary of Defense or the Secretary of State. She’s shallow. That’s the word you’re looking for. “Foolish” also works, but I think shallow is the most apt, if one most boil it down to a single word.

    Beldar (fa637a)

  56. *must boil

    Patrick, when are your web monkeys going to write an “edit” feature for my comments? I have to revise everything six times, and I usually can’t resist hitting “Submit Comment” before that point.

    Beldar (fa637a)

  57. Haiku, any nude selfies on line?

    Not worth it. No tits, even rubber ones.

    Mike K (90dfdc)

  58. When I hear these incredibly rich people speak like this, and I further know that these ‘dinners’ cost, I’m assuming, the legal maximum of $32K……..who believes this limit is actually adhered to? If you want Obama to have absolute power, why would you care about breaking campaign finance law? That works for the right, too, but the media would care if the right did it, accordingly, they are less likely to do it.

    East Bay Jay (a5dac7)

  59. Beldar (fa637a) — 10/10/2014 @ 4:33 pm

    A single word: DITZ!

    askeptic (efcf22)

  60. East Bay Jay (a5dac7) — 10/10/2014 @ 5:14 pm

    And, everyone knows they only enforce the campaign laws against the VRWC (See: Dinesh D’Souza).

    askeptic (efcf22)

  61. Too be fair to the “vapid” (I think that is the word you are looking for, Beldar), I believe from the context that she was talking about the Senate elections and keeping the Senate in Democratic hands. So, in that context, the quote is not quite as stupid as it appears at first glance, although the whole “You’re so handsome that I can’t think properly. When can I gobble your knob?” (I might have made up the last part of that) is still pretty disgusting. Americans shouldn’t have any cults of personality.

    David, infamous sockpuppet (9d8151)

  62. There is a long list of evidence that Paltrow is the Queen of shallow and self-absorbed. What a waste of space.

    Jenny (a343bb)

  63. Incredible, Haiku.

    One must laugh or one would…despair.

    Patricia (5fc097)

  64. Shallow?
    A fine mist on the sides of the pool would drown her

    steveg (794291)

  65. Radar Online reports she didn’t treat her help too well:

    “She was snappy with the people that were there and even yelled at one of the workers for not doing the table placements correctly,” the insider says.

    “That was in the beginning of the day so everyone stayed clear of her from that point on, as we were all instructed to do.”

    About 100 workers were at Paltrow’s home, which consisted of security, florists, caterers and interior designers, and she made sure that everyone knew just how special she was.

    “She was walking around on her phone and talking really loud to friends, letting everyone know that the president was coming to her house, as if everyone didn’t know already,” the source tells Radar.

    “She kept saying that she was pissed off because everything was running behind schedule.”

    Ha! But of course:

    “At around 10am, she started drinking wine and she was smoking cigarettes all day.”

    Give the woman an Oscar. She’s quite the performer. A diva if ever there was one.

    Dana (4dbf62)

  66. Well, hell, here I was, feeling happy that I had come up with “vapid” to describe Ms Paltrow, and I reread the title of the post, and our host beat me to it. Man, is my face red.

    David, infamous sockpuppet (9d8151)

  67. Vapid is good. Ditz is apt.

    About the only celebrity who I can really muster the energy to despise is Sean Penn. (Alec Baldwin I consider ineligible for consideration because he’s sub-human.)

    Beldar (fa637a)

  68. No one has made any dumb blonde jokes, yet. Or her strange diets could have damaged her brain. Take pity on her.

    DRJ (a83b8b)

  69. “At around 10am, she started drinking wine and she was smoking cigarettes all day.”

    Oh great. In about ten years, we will have to watch a washed-up cross between Carol Channing and Lucille Ball bitch to a graying Jimmy Fallon about how President Hillary Clinton let down the legacy of Obama and Downey won’t return her calls about playing Pepper Potts in Iron Man 7.

    Ag80 (eb6ffa)

  70. Sorry, No pity for her whatsoever. She insulted women everywhere gushing her goop to the president about his looks. Someone with such an immense lack of self-awareness and EGO deserves all she gets.*

    Remember this gem when working mom Gwyneth compared her plight with you know, the everyday working moms: “I think it’s different when you have an office job, because it’s routine and, you know, you can do all the stuff in the morning and then you come home in the evening,” said the polarizing Paltrow. “When you’re shooting a movie, they’re like, ‘We need you to go to Wisconsin for two weeks,’ and then you work 14 hours a day and that part of it is very difficult. I think to have a regular job and be a mom is not as, of course there are challenges, but it’s not like being on set.”

    (*My comment might possibly be laced with the tiniest bit of envy at her size 2 figure, but just a tiny bit. But she’s still an idiot – albeit with a killer figure.)

    Dana (4dbf62)

  71. Gwyneth Paltrow is able to influence people, and I agree it’s fair that her comments should be scrutinized and critiqued. But she is a pitiable figure.

    DRJ (a83b8b)

  72. They don’t take pity on our kids with the garbage they put on the screen. Jennifer Lawrence’s skinny butt on Google images was a little bit of a lesson for the good for my daughter who is a big Hunger Games fan. Not to take these ventriloquists dummies seriously. I also took the opportunity to tell her why actresses were held in the same esteem as outright prostitutes up until the 20th century.

    nk (dbc370)

  73. Funny you should mention Jennifer Lawrence. Because I was at the hair salon earlier today I am able to share with you all the news that Gwyneth’s ex, (and I use the term guardedly since they are still technically married) Coldplay’s Chris Martin, is now living with JLAW. Small world, huh?

    elissa (b69310)

  74. about how President Hillary Clinton let down the legacy of Obama

    If the US does reach (or descend to) that point in the future (and given Sniper-Fire Hillary’s age, not all that far into the future), this nation will have crumbled into one big heap, becoming sort of a cross between Mexico and France. Or proving the theory that great nations have a shelf life that lasts not much beyond 200-or-so years.

    Mark (c160ec)

  75. She, and Obama, make a great pair. All their lives they have been told how great they are, and they have never once paused to consider that they night not be quite as superfreakingawesome as they were led to believe.

    JD (1a76f9)

  76. elissa,

    Her non-separation but “conscious uncoupling” really puts her in the deserved-mockery spotlight, no?

    Dana (4dbf62)

  77. Gwyneth Paltrow’s father has been portrayed as a hostile man who used his clout to hurt conservatives because of their beliefs, and she idolized her father. She seems to idolize Obama, too, like an obedient child rather than a mature woman. There’s probably some psychological insight or Freudian comparison to be made, but she seems like a little girl lost and that makes me sad for her.

    DRJ (a83b8b)

  78. Gil, the one you should be worried about is the pedophile who started a cult that forced people to submit or die. In fact, he named his cult “submission.” And they’re still killing the unbelievers today.

    Talk about the pot and the kettle! Cough priest molestation scandals cough. Cough Inquisition Cough drowning witches ahem ahem. But Im glad youre set of belief system is a few hundred years clear of those last two. Yes, you are clearly superior. Carry on!

    Gil (27c98f)

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    ???? (b38ce2)

  80. Shockingly, Gil has managed to flash his anti-Christian hatred. Again. It’s a thing.

    JD (1a76f9)

  81. That was a very interesting read about Dwight Schultz, DRJ. Thanks for posting that.

    Colonel Haiku (2601c0)

  82. 我的名字是俳句可能有一千蝗蟲侵擾你的屁股

    Colonel Haiku (2601c0)

  83. I greatly admire people like Dwight Schultz, Haiku. He stuck to his beliefs and values when it was very difficult, both socially and economically.

    DRJ (a83b8b)

  84. Not all Californians are as lucky as Dana is to live in Palos Verdes.

    As gossip websites buzzed about Gwyneth Paltrow and President Obama — her “you’re so handsome that I can’t speak properly” is already being mocked unmercifully — her Los Angeles neighbors lashed out Friday that the Paltrow-hosted presidential fund-raiser had come at their expense.

    Traffic stood still, children were stranded at school, residents could not leave their own driveways. That’s not the way life is supposed to be lived in Mandeville Canyon.

    In a post on the Nextdoor Mandeville Canyon website, a private social network for area residents, Bret Lewis said that the neighborhood did not need people like Ms. Paltrow “who pay no heed to the concerns of their neighbors.” …..

    The anger began building outside Ms. Paltrow’s home on Thursday even while Mr. Obama mingled inside during the two-and-a-half-hour event, where it cost a $1,000 donation to the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee to listen to the president, and $15,000 to have dinner with him.

    “I have a crying child on a soccer field!” one woman yelled as she passed by. (She was one of the few residents who were allowed to drive through.)

    Mr. Lewis, in his post, said his family ended up in a restaurant “with a bunch of other displaced residents.” ….
    Kim Peterson, in another post, said residents were misled about the extent of the presidential security and the impact it would have on traffic. “The biggest problem yesterday is we did not know the Canyon would be totally closed down,” she said. Otherwise, she said, “we could have all planned accordingly.”

    But in Mr. Lewis’s opinion, it was “more than poor planning, it’s an abuse of power and, most importantly, unneighborly…..”

    http://www.nytimes.com/politics/first-draft/2014/10/10/?entry=2167

    elissa (68e46b)

  85. I can’t help thinking
    Paltrow is paltry talent
    Looked best in fat suit

    Colonel Haiku (2601c0)

  86. 81.Shockingly, Gil has managed to flash his anti-Christian hatred. Again. It’s a thing

    Hold on a second wasn’t everyone just all bent out of shape when Ben Affleck was “outraged” about Bill Maher and Sam Harris hating Islam? I thought it was wrong to label anyone who criticized Islam as an islamophobe. Now I poke fun and criticize Christianity and you are pulling out the “he hates Christianity” card? Double standard much?

    Gil (27c98f)

  87. Look at me! Look at me!

    I just noticed that your bigotry and hatred manifested itself. Again. Predictably.

    That you now wish to light yourself on fire and run around like an idiot point to yet another vapid movie star is all on you.

    JD (625c89)

  88. “Now I poke fun and criticize Christianity and you are pulling out the “he hates Christianity” card? Double standard much?”

    Gil – How is Christianity related to the subject of this thread? You’re just trolling as usual.

    daleyrocks (bf33e9)

  89. How is Christianity related to the subject of this thread? You’re just trolling as usual.

    It is a cult. I believe the OP mentioned that cults are disgusting. I agree.

    Gil (27c98f)

  90. Perry, Jr.

    nk (dbc370)

  91. Eat a bag of bonobo dicks Gil.

    daleyrocks (bf33e9)

  92. “Hold on a second wasn’t everyone just all bent out of shape when Ben Affleck was “outraged” about Bill Maher and Sam Harris hating Islam? I thought it was wrong to label anyone who criticized Islam as an islamophobe. Now I poke fun and criticize Christianity and you are pulling out the “he hates Christianity” card? Double standard much”?

    Let me see, they mock Ben’s outrage. Check. Now they mock your outrage. Check. I miss the double standard part. Or are you saying that the details matter?

    felipe (40f0f0)


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