Trigger warning for the easily-offended special snowflakes.
From Huffington Post: Clint Eastwood is calling out the “pussy generation” for being too politically correct, and says anyone offended by Donald Trump’s history of racist remarks should “just fucking get over it.”
In an interview with Esquire magazine, the Academy Award winner said Trump was “onto something” because “he’s just saying what’s on his mind.” “And sometimes it’s not so good,” Eastwood said. “And sometimes it’s … I mean, I can understand where he’s coming from, but I don’t always agree with it.”
“You know, he’s a racist now because he’s talked about this judge. And yeah, it’s a dumb thing to say. I mean, to predicate your opinion on the fact that the guy was born to Mexican parents or something. He’s said a lot of dumb things. So have all of them. Both sides. But everybody—the press and everybody’s going, ‘Oh, well, that’s racist,’ and they’re making a big hoodoo out of it. Just f*cking get over it. It’s a sad time in history.”
Eastwood also spoke out against political correctness:
“(S)ecretly everybody’s getting tired of political correctness, kissing up. That’s the kiss-ass generation we’re in right now. We’re really in a pussy generation. Everybody’s walking on eggshells. We see people accusing people of being racist and all kinds of stuff. When I grew up, those things weren’t called racist. And then when I did Gran Torino, even my associate said, ‘This is a really good script, but it’s politically incorrect.’ And I said, ‘Good. Let me read it tonight.’ The next morning, I came in and I threw it on his desk and I said, ‘We’re starting this immediately.’”
Eastwood said he planned to vote for Trump, but called it a “tough one” and didn’t endorse the Republican presidential candidate.
As for that now-famous 2012 Republican National Convention speech where Eastwood lectured an empty chair as if it were President Barack Obama, the actor/filmmaker explained that after a series of speeches praising then-nominee Mitt Romney, he felt he had to do something different:
“And so I’m listening to an old Neil Diamond thing and he’s going, “And no one heard at all / Not even the chair.” And I’m thinking, That’s Obama. He doesn’t go to work. He doesn’t go down to Congress and make a deal. What the hell’s he doing sitting in the White House?”
Eastwood’s next film, “Sully,” opens in September and stars Tom Hanks as “Miracle on the Hudson” pilot Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger.
This is someone’s remake of Clint Eastwood’s “Halftime in America” Chrysler TV ad that was aired at the 2012 Superbowl.
H/t FOTM’s reader Ken.
More significant still is the fact that yesterday, Chrysler’s former chairman Lee Iacocca, a lifetime Democrat, endorsed Mitt Romney for President!
Iacocca issued a statement saying that he endorses Romney “because of his dozens of years of experiences in the public and private sectors.” Whereas “hope and speeches won’t get our people back to work,” Iacocca believes that Romney has a plan that “will enable a stronger America.”
In Amerika today, you’re called “RAAAACIST!” if you criticize the POS squatting in the Oval Office. And if you put an empty chair out on your property, you just might get a visit from the Secret Service, as a Virginia man found out.
Dangling empty chair in VA
David Sherfinski reports for The Washington Times, Sept. 21, 2012:
A Centreville man who hung an empty chair from a tree in his backyard with a sign reading “Nobama” attached to it denies that it was meant to represent any inference to lynching or had any racist connotations, though he did manage to “get on the radar” of the Secret Service.
Doug Burger said he was “Eastwooding,” according to local Washington news outlet WJLA. “I loved Clint Eastwood’s speech” at the Republican nominating convention, he said.
Mr. Eastwood delivered a free-form speech on the final night of the convention in which he addressed an invisible President Obama supposedly sitting in a chair next to him on the stage, drawing applause from some but ridicule from others. “Saturday Night Live” lampooned the incident during its TV season premiere on Saturday.
Mr. Burger said that people always steal his political signs, so he thought he’d at least make them work to take it away this time, and that he failed to see what all the fuss is about. “I am not a racist in any fashion,” he said. “I know how to build a noose, really. If I wanted to make a noose, I could do that. I did not. I had no intention for that to occur.”
He has taken the chair down from the tree, but said he felt the whole hubbub was “really an attack on free speech.”
Mr. Obama is scheduled to make a Friday campaign stop in Woodbridge, Va.
There is also another dangling empty chair in Texas:
Being a patriot, I have a tip for the Secret Service on — GASP! — an even more shocking dangling empty chair.
You guys had better investigate the soldiers who did this! I’m SHOCKED! Just SHOCKED!
“Depraved haters in Texas and Virgina are lynching empty chairs — Clint Eastwood’s symbolic President Obama. In Texas, the story was broken by BurntOrangeReport. In Virginia, it was BlueVirginia. The question is, are these hateful protests from isolated crackpots? Or do they exemplify a larger fringe America so lost in bigotry and anti-Obama zealotry that they’ve lost all moral bearings?”
Gosh, I wonder why Smith and his fellow Lefties didn’t condemn “Death of a President” — that 2006 faux-documentary movie on, not an empty chair, but the assassination of President George W. Bush?
I know, I know!
Because liberals/Progressives/Lefties are HYPOCRITES!!!!
I just got an email from my sister. Her birthday is September 21st. She is giving herself a party — lunch at our favorite Chinese restaurant and going to the new Clint Eastwood movie, “Trouble with the Curve” that premiers September 21st. Sounds good to me!
Clint Eastwood told Paul Miller of The Carmel Pine Cone (Eastwood lives in Carmel, CA, and is the scenic town’s former mayor) that the outpouring of criticism from left-wing reporters and liberal politicians after his appearance at the Republican National Convention, followed by an avalanche of support on Twitter and in the blogosphere, is all the proof anybody needs that his 12-minute discourse achieved exactly what he intended it to.
Eastwood said the POS ” is the greatest hoax ever perpetrated on the American people. Romney and Ryan would do a much better job running the country, and that’s what everybody needs to know. I may have irritated a lot of the lefties, but I was aiming for people in the middle. I had three points I wanted to make. That not everybody in Hollywood is on the left, that Obama has broken a lot of the promises he made when he took office, and that the people should feel free to get rid of any politician who’s not doing a good job.”
Romney’s campaign aides had asked for details about what Eastwood would say to the convention, but the actor told them “You can’t do that [vetting] with me, because I don’t know what I’m going to say.”
He hates using a teleprompter, so it was settled in his mind that when he spoke to the 10,000 people in the convention hall, and the millions more watching on television, he would do it extemporaneously. “It was supposed to be a contrast with all the scripted speeches, because I’m Joe Citizen,” Eastwood said. “I’m a movie maker, but I have the same feelings as the average guy out there.”
“I got to the convention site just 15 or 20 minutes before I was scheduled to go on.” Eastwood was taken backstage to wait for his cue. And that was when inspiration struck.
“There was a stool there, and some fella kept asking me if I wanted to sit down. When I saw the stool sitting there, it gave me the idea. I’ll just put the stool out there and I’ll talk to Mr. Obama and ask him why he didn’t keep all of the promises he made to everybody.”
Daniel Halper reports for The Weekly Standard that Joe “they’ll-put-you-back-in-chains” Biden was campaigning at the Canfield fair in Ohio today.
At 2:30, he stopped at the food booth of Antone’s Italian Grill and tasted the $6 fried cheese — balls of fried cheese, with tomato sauce and pasta.
An Obamabot fair-goer named Bev Kalmer from Poland, Ohio, gushed at Biden: “Welcome to Ohio! You gotta keep the chair.”
By chair, Kalmer meant the POS in the White House — a reference to Clint Eastwood’s speechat the RNC last night, in which he pretended to carry on a conversation with Obama, symbolized by an empty chair.
At which, Biden — who will be 70 this November — kissed Kalmer on the lips.
My question to the female readers of FOTM:
Would you let a strange man kiss you on the lips?
I would have slapped Biden.
This man does not observe or respect personal boundaries. I no longer doubt the authenticity of this bizarre pic:
Using a people search engine, I found a Beverly A. Kalmer, age 72, in Lowelville, Ohio. Lowelville is a small town 4.7 miles to the east of Poland, Ohio.
That explains it! Bev the cougar was thrilled that she got a kiss from a younger man. LOL