Sunday, February 05, 2012


So I see that Clint Eastwood starred in the Super Bowl ad of the night, on behalf of Chrysler, the subject being Detroit's comeback:

It's halftime. Both teams are in their locker room discussing what they can do to win this game in the second half.

It's halftime in America, too. People are out of work and they're hurting. And they're all wondering what they're going to do to make a comeback. And we're all scared, because this isn't a game.

The people of Detroit know a little something about this. They almost lost everything. But we all pulled together, now Motor City is fighting again....

Yeah, Clint -- and how is it exactly that the people of Detroit didn't lose everything, and managed to pull together and resume fighting? Because I'm thinking of a discussion you had with Katie Couric back in 2010:

Clint Eastwood, legendary actor and director, told Katie Couric that while President Obama is a "nice fella," he's "not a fan of what he's doing at the moment."

During an interview about his latest film "Hereafter," Eastwood told Couric that the president is not "governing" and he's laying out lines in the hopes that people will believe him "so he can stay in his position." ...

Clint? If Obama hadn't been "governing" with regard to Detroit back in '09, you'd have had to be in a freaking Toyota commercial tonight. So I hope you've rethought that answer.


c u n d gulag said...

Thanks, Clint!

You're a great movie director and star, but it would have been nice if you had mentioned that President Obama and his administration were the ones who saved the US auto industry - despite the protestations of Republicans LIKE YOU!!!!

As for Madonna - OY!

What can you say?

That was so over the top, that I was waiting for Moses to come down from Heaven and part the stadium in half, before smiting her and her slave dancers.

Oh, and she still can't sing for shit!

Anonymous said...

Notorious libertarian, isn't he?

The cowboy view of politics.

Ten Bears said...

From a guy who made "western" movies... in Italy.

Incidently, I didn’t watch “the big game”, and like “dog” could give a flying fig about it. I didn’t go – I didn’t spend money – anywhere the game was featured, and I didn’t buy anything that might have been advertised. I boycotted the game, because it’s a stupid game eerily reminiscent of Hitler’s Nuremberg rallies. A lot of really interesting stuff was about yesterday, but everyone was to deep into the Ambien, Prozac, Viagra and crotch-shots on TV Kool-Aid to catch it, and I’m not going to tell anyone about it because as a football fan they are too stupid to understand.

Thank goodness its over, for now.

evodevo said...

@ Cund Gulag
She can't dance, either.