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    heston... now I see why you complain
    Ooohhhh, I don't like that gun carrying man's views one bit
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    Didn't Streisand & one of the Baldwins (among others) vow to leave the country if Bush were elected President? If they're gonna shoot off their mouths, then they should at least keep their promises.

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    I have to agree with that one Jodaar!

    They can say whatever they want -- it is America. But you hit the nail on the head with the media problem. Nothing they have to say is any more important that something you or I have to say...and it's a shame that the media gives it undeserved attention.
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    Yes indeed they did vow to leave the country, yet they still live here.

    "And ... a "nobody" can also make a lot of difference"

    We sure can! Whenever they talk about "special interests" they are talking about YOU, the American people and the groups we form. Good call.

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    No kidding,, I would love to personally escort them out of the country... bye bye..

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    Celebrities can bring focus to causes that would be not normally get a lot of public attention e.g. Kelly Preston and her campaign about chemical use in household cleaners.

    I don't have a problem with celebrities using their status to get across their message.
    If I don't like what they're saying I won't be swayed.
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    This is totally an observation, as I'm not American, but it's FASCINATING how divided the left and right are in the States.
    If you go through a lot of hammers each month, I don't think it necessarily means you're a hard worker.
    It may just mean that you have a lot to learn about proper hammer maintenance.


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    I agree, I think the divide is even more pronounced than it is in the UK.
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    I don't mind celebs using status to put a good cause in the limelight... But it burns me when they spout off their personal opinions and expect people to blindly accept what they are saying.

    Personally, I don't. But I watch the news all the time, and read every article I can get my hands on, so I can tell when they are full of rubbish. Unfortunately, many people don't try to stay informed and I blame the media for giving these celebrity opinions credibility by airing them as fact and not challenging them.
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    I can remember Mary Tyler Moore going on The View to talk about stem cell research.
    None of the ladies really challenged her pro-stance on this very delicate subject.
    She congratulated them on being so "enlightened" when really they seemed to be just kissing up to her.
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