May 11, 2012

George Clooney's big party for Obama in a tent — not in his house — on his basketball court.

WaPo reports:
“We raised a lot of money because everybody loves George. They like me, they love him. And rightfully so. Not only is he an unbelievable actor, but he is one of those rare individuals who is at ease with everybody. He seems to occupy a constant state of grace, and uses his extraordinary talents on behalf of something truly important.”
Clooney listened intently to the president throughout, his hands folded as if in prayer and his chin resting on them.
His famous chin. Surely, prayers prayed with hands rested upon that chin are answered.

39 comments:

Bender said...

Not everyone is lovin' them some George --

Francine Smith: My dream... is to destroy George Clooney. That arrogant, overrated, memo-writing bastard! He's not even an actor! He just does the same cheesy move every time. Looks down, then looks back up squinting underneath his eyebrows. And everybody's buying it! God, if I just had the chance. I know exactly how I'd bring him down. You see, Clooney's never fallen in love. It's always a fling here, a fling there. Well, I'd make him fall in love with *me*. And then I'd break his heart and watch him cry until his eyeballs bleed!

CWJ said...

Ann, when there was a pause in your posting yesterday and this morning, I thought you were there. Darn!

dreams said...

Maybe George is gay, maybe Kelly Preston dump him for a real man John Travolta.

chickenlittle said...

"George Clooney's big party for Obama in a tent..."

LOL!

Tip jar-worthy!

Michael K said...

" Is "unbelievable actor" a compliment ?

robinintn said...

"unbelievable actor" Doesn't that mean he sucks?

Revenant said...

I still like Clooney, politics notwithstanding.

sleepless nights said...
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ricpic said...

A constant state of grace,
A constant state of grace,
He levitated in the air
And fell right on his face.

dreams said...

"I still like Clooney, politics notwithstanding."


I try and disregard actor's politics if I like them as actors, politically I just see them as children because they are very ill-informed.

edutcher said...

I thought he'd listen like he does all his other acting - ducking his head and looking up at you from beneath an eyebrow.

DADvocate said...

I wonder what Clooney's obsession with Obama is rooted in. Clooney's not well educated and of average intelligence according to people I know that went to high school and college with him. He's obviously fairly articulate. Probably gets that from his dad who talks for a living.

George was born into favored status as far as Hollywood goes which gave him an advantage. Maybe he feels the liberal guilt extra heavily. Its funny to me how many libs don't want corporate money in political campaigns but eagerly lap up money from one man corporations like Clooney.

Oh. He's not a manly man either. Much small in stature and build that he appears in the movies. Unmanly describes the Obamaites quite well.

Penny said...

Hollywood's 1 percent tithing to the church of Obama.

chickenlittle said...

Hollywood's 1 percent tithing to the church of Obama.

You sure it's not a mispronounced tissing, Penny?

chickenlittle said...

Revenant said...
I still like Clooney, politics notwithstanding.

I feel the same way about Salma.

ErnieG said...

I don't understand why people like Clooney are taken seriously at all. Look at what they actually do. They are paid to mouth words written by someone else, while wearing clothes furnished by the Costume Department, with every move and gesture dictated by a director.

Harsh Pencil said...

I'm coming to the conclusion that George Clooney is the epitome of everything wrong with this country.

We used to have a sense of responsibility. There were some things a man was just expected to do. One of them was, if you were financially able to, was to marry and have children. "Playboy" was a term of derision. It was a "boy" who "played" rather than grow up, which used to be seen as a bad thing. Clooney has made it very clear he won't get married or have kids because they would cramp his lifestyle. And he pays no price for this attitude.

No wonder keeping traditional marriage is so hard.

Freeman Hunt said...

Great actor. Even great at aping gravitas.

Ipso Fatso said...

It would be nice if Clooney's business dropped as much as Oprah's did for supporting the Clown In Chief.

Mary Beth said...

"Obama said Fairey did a poster for Clooney with both men on the same picture. “Why he said at the bottom ‘Dope and Hope,’ I don’t know.” More laughter."

Nice way to talk about his host. I would not be happy being called a dope but I guess if I had given a fund-raising party for Obama it might be deserved.

SukieTawdry said...

I may be way out in left field, but I can't shake the notion that Clooney is the Rock Hudson of his time. Not that there's anything wrong with that.

Fernandinande said...

Another "Mr. Obama sure is Wonderful!" from the MSM

ricpic said...

Joking about Clooney being a dope is vintage Obama. Pure contempt, that he can't contain. I'm praying his high likeability factor, that the pollsters are always reporting, is based on millions giving the "correct" answer for fear of being labeled racisss. If not I'm living in an alien land.

Ralph L said...

I'll bet Clooney has a half dozen accountants and tax lawyers working to keep his taxes down.

Penny said...

So do you suppose that Obama took Clooney aside to thank him for his "charitable contribution"?

Or do you suppose that Obama took Clooney aside to remind him that he wasn't doing his "fair share"?

Carnifex said...

The Rock Hudson of our time? As in he might die from the watermelon diet like Liberace?

As far as just having one "look" it doesn't seem to have slowed Clint Eastwood down.

One of the funniest episodes of Barney Miller the actor that played Nick Yamamoto had the line..."That's not a squint...This is a squint" with no expression change to his face. Classic.

I've met several celebrities...no "A" listers, but I was always shocked by how lithe and small they were. I towered over the men(and I'm only average height), and out weighed them by twice(people have asked if I was a pro-wrestler), and the women, stick like, with arms smaller than my wrists, and legs smaller than my arms.

I'll stick with my big hardy dutch extraction wife. She's nearly as tall as me, and only 100 lbs less, so we can wrestle in bed like couples should. She cheats though. Her first husband was State karate champ of Florida, and they used to spar together. As it is, she's only hurt me 1/2 a dozen times. Unless you count the stabbing...that was an accident. And hitting me in the head with a thrown radio...that was an accident too.(it's true what they say about redheads and their tempers)

Lawyer Mom said...

But a tent is perfect! So occupyish.

bgates said...

He...uses his extraordinary talents on behalf of something truly important,
"Me".

William said...

I've read a little about John Wilkes Booth. He was the first actor with a cause. A lot of his bio and grandstanding makes him sound like some of the actors today. If you stand on stage and recite brave, heroic lines long enough, you get to thinkng you're brave and heroic. I like the way, he jumped onstage after killing Lincoln and recited a classy Latin saying. The guy had talent.....One of the things you'll never see is a Hollywood biopc of Booth which shows how his self adulation became embedded with his self righeousness until finally he attempted to upstage our greatest President. There's a cautionary tale for all actors in his sad story, but they'll make another movie about Nixon instead.

Titus said...

Are you going to do a similar post about Romney's big party with some toilet paper billionaires who support him?

It will get triple the amount of money what this piece of crap gets.

Nah, definitely not so fab.

"Look, Romney is going to a 50,000 plate in Miami....with toilet paper and oil executives...who are fat, 80 years old, hate gays and are unattractive"

Yea, definitely not as interesting.

bagoh20 said...

Yes, very nice. Once again Obama shut down the airspace and the freeways here in L.A., inconveniencing millions, so he could collect more money from the emperor's conveniently blind sycophants.

bagoh20 said...

Titus,

Da Gays have jumped the shark, and not in a fun way. They have become incredibly boring victims. What a rapid decline for a group. From proving their worth through talent, merit and courage, to now resorting to the bullying, and name calling of their former enemies. Once a truly exceptional group of people, who stretched the envelope of human imagination, now are reduced to a cheap deal for cynical politicians, by doing nothing more than whispering sweet nothings in your ear while tossing your phone number into the trash. You were not called until, all the hotter numbers in the little black book refused to answer.

greenlantern said...

@bagoh20: nice comment.

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Darcy said...

Ewwww. No. Not the Rock of our times. Clooney is so creepy. I don't get why women find him so attractive. At all. Creepy looking.

Creepy politics, too.

Jay said...

This indicates to me that Clooney is gay.

Michael Haz said...

George Clooney? The same George Clooney who was called to testify about attending parties with Berlusconi, parties where under-age girls provided entertainment?

Nice of the lapdog media to be so uncurious.

PatCA said...

Did you note that the pics at the WaPo of the party are actually file photos of the luminaries who attended? LOL. Even the WaPo was not allowed in.

Harold said...

If you were George Clooney, would you want Obama supporters in your kitchen eyeing your silverware?

I think not!

That's why it was outside on the basketball court....