Puff Piece: Ashley Judd Mulling Run for Senate In Kentucky

I would usually dismiss this as something that just isn't going to happen, but the country is becoming more liberal, more stupid, and more celebrity-addled.

Ashely Judd wrote a "political" or something piece for the Daily Beast a while back, which I wrote about at the time. She's an adherent of Trivial Feminism, a pop philosophy which concerns itself wholly with Weighty Matters such as Body Image and Healthy Weight. (See what I did there.)

The last time we saw this Sage she was pondering why "The Patriarchy" was talking about her Puffy Face on gossip blogs. You know, all those gossip blogs written by, and read by, heterosexual male members of The Patriarchy.

[Ashley Judd:] The Conversation about women’s bodies exists largely outside of us, while it is also directed at (and marketed to) us, and used to define and control us. The Conversation about women happens everywhere, publicly and privately. We are described and detailed, our faces and bodies analyzed and picked apart, our worth ascertained and ascribed based on the reduction of personhood to simple physical objectification. Our voices, our personhood, our potential, and our accomplishments are regularly minimized and muted.

[Me:] "The Conversation." Something to control women. As you'll see, it's created by The Patriarchy.

Seriously? I can't imagine the last time I thought about Ashley Judd, nevermind the last time I had The Conversation about her face or body or whatever.

Little secret: Men don't have The Conversation about most women. They have The Conversation about women they specifically think are hot or near-hot. They argue about who is hot and who is not hot.

But the point is, you sort of have to be in the mix of People Who Might Arguably Be Hot to have The Conversation centered around you.

They don't have The Conversation about fading actresses, you know.

Straight men have never discussed Oprah's weight fluctuations. Because she was never hot.

Ditto Carnie Wilson. Guys do not talk about Carnie Wilson. Women do.

Christina Aguilera? Maybe. She was hot once. Maybe getting there again.

I know this is a cruel thing, but men's cruelty really consists of saying nothing at all, doesn't it?

It's really a woman thing to knock the looks of someone who isn't really a stand-out in the first place.

I'm not trying to say Men Are Better. I'm trying to say Men Are Different, and we are not sitting here worrying about Ashley Judd's puffy face.

Now, if Megan Fox got bad plastic surgery, we'd notice, and say something.

Ashley Judd?

Sorry, that's a woman thing.

After discussing The Conversation about her Puffy Face, and the various speculations about what is causing it (which I didn't read, because I don't care), she gets to villain.

That women are joining in the ongoing disassembling of my appearance is salient.

They are not "joining" it; they are driving it. They are well-nigh the sole participants.

Patriarchy is not men. Patriarchy is a system in which both women and men participate.

She's determined to rope me into this.

I did not notice the Puffy Face and still, as I write this, have not bothered to look fro a picture showing your allegedly Puffy Face.

I do not care.

Women care. Not men.

The point of this semantic game is to do precisely what she claims she's not doing -- she says "The Patriarchy is not men," but in that case, why use the words "The Patriarchy," which, if you look it up (Latin roots!), is all about men?

She does a little soft-shoe to change the definition to mean "Not necessarily men" but insists on using a term that means "necessarily men."

I think my point here is that she's a shallow but pompous, empty-headed but faux intellectual wannabe and this will probably not play well, even given the shifting IQ level of this country. I know she won't talk about her Puffy Face and The Conversation and The Patriarchy on the campaign trail, but this sort of stupidity is in her bones, and she won't be able to avoid saying similar things.

Not that this is that offensive -- it's just that it demonstrates how trivial her thinking is. Must be nice to be a very rich woman in a very rich, technologically advanced country and think one of the biggest problems that grips us is The Conversation about female celebrities' bodies as had by The Patriarchy of people who aren't patriarchs.

I renew my objection that this is not thinking, and this is not philosophy-- this is a fake philosophy, an intellectual woobie and a spiritual poison, a trick by which the dumb can sound smart, and a trap by which the smart become stupid.

I don't know how I can prove this, but here goes anyway: Ladies (of the trivial feminism bent), there are truly interesting and important philosophical questions out there apart from Lookism and Positive Body Image and The Male Gaze and the rest of this very very low-IQ Easy Bake Oven Zen for Retards you get from Cosmopolitan.

I think that should sort of stand as a basic rule: If what you're saying can be said, and in fact frequently is said, in Cosmo, it's not philosophy and it's not politics. Sorry, it's not. As I wrote:

[W]hen I see a woman whom I rather like and respect filling her head with such nonsense -- thinking about Gender Issues, as it were, once every seven seconds -- I feel bad that she's been conned, and that her brain is simply not firing on all cylinders, clogged, as it is, with bubblegum and sillystring.

I guess it's not really my place to tell anyone else "You can be more than this. You can cast your gaze further than these comforting, but cramped, nearby shores."

So I won't tell them this.

But this is what I think about them. I think it's frankly sad, and I think it's actually a betrayal of women to fill their heads with this Cosmo Confuscianism -- and to insist to them that they're Not Really Women unless they are constantly deranging their thoughts with sabotaging their intellects with Meditations Upon a Bra-Strap.

I don't find it so terrible when I see dumb women do this -- fine. Dumb things for dumb people. Fools need their foolscap, too.

But when I see smart women so trapped in trivia, I do cringe a little. And I do nod -- very condescendingly -- when I hear assertions like "I am a serious, intelligent woman, and therefore I will now write about the silliest bubblegum mock-politics imaginable for the next hour, or the next ten years of my career."

I think my biggest problem with this form of Trivial Feminism is this: It's the constant insistence of, "I am more than my Gender."

And my response is the same as it's been for 20 years: "Yes, I agree. In fact, I always have agreed. I'm kind of waiting for you to not only say that, but to begin acting like you believe it, too."

The deep end of the pool has plenty of room. Time to get out of the Gender Studies shallows.

Posted by: Ace at 01:07 PM



Comments

1 It's an Obamanation!

Posted by: RioBravo at December 05, 2012 01:10 PM (eEfYn)

2 She got a GREAT ASS!

Posted by: Vincent Hanna at December 05, 2012 01:10 PM (w4fEE)

3

OT:

Sad news. Jazz legend Dave Brubeck has passed away at 91.

RIP Dave Brubeck

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at December 05, 2012 01:11 PM (XkWWK)

4 Can I have photos of Miranda Kerr?


Please? Pretty please?

Posted by: Wally in Walla Walla at December 05, 2012 01:11 PM (Dll6b)

5 "If what you're saying can be said, and in fact frequently is said, in Cosmo, it's not philosophy and it's not politics. Sorry, it's not."

I've personally made the 50 ways to please my lover a major part of my philosophy.

Posted by: The Q at December 05, 2012 01:12 PM (w4fEE)

6 or Jennifer Connelly. Just for research purposes...

Posted by: Wally in Walla Walla at December 05, 2012 01:12 PM (Dll6b)

7 An actor speaking without a script is an actor speaking without a brain.

Seriously. How many actors ever finished school?

Posted by: CUS at December 05, 2012 01:12 PM (84pE9)

8 Dems in New Mexico were determined to run Val Kilmer for governor after Bill Richardson's term until it was discovered that his neighbors hated him very much. And he's not smart.

Posted by: huerfano at December 05, 2012 01:12 PM (bAGA/)

9

puff piece indeed

time for lunch

Posted by: moronette at December 05, 2012 01:13 PM (LpQbZ)

10 I know she won't talk about her Puffy Face and The Conversation and The Patriarchy on the campaign trail

Ace, ace, ace. If COURSE she'll talk about this. It's the quintessential victim card. "Even though mean people talked about my Puffy Face to demean me as a woman, I'm here today to tell you that women don't have to limit themselves because of the Patriarchal Male Gaze of Chauvinistic Intent. Vote for me and I'll fight for you in Washington." And idiot women -- Cosmo readers, as you rightly assume -- will eat it up.

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Hobbit at December 05, 2012 01:13 PM (4df7R)

11 I like how these clowns always want to run for the Senate. You know, because they're too good for The House, or something.

Also <cue evil Patriarchy voice> I liked her better years ago in Heat, when Pacino was screaming about her "grrrrrrrrreat assssssssssss." Kind of dropped off after that.

Posted by: brak at December 05, 2012 01:13 PM (iEoiA)

12 When y'all gonna stop coming down on Puffo-Americans?

Posted by: Puff Daddy at December 05, 2012 01:14 PM (4u2LN)

13 Further, in all seriousness. Who is Ashley Judd? I have never heard of her.

Posted by: CUS at December 05, 2012 01:14 PM (84pE9)

14 You go girl!

Posted by: carolyn kennedy at December 05, 2012 01:14 PM (l3RZ9)

15 Puff Piece:

I see what you did there.

or Jennifer Connelly. Just for research purposes...

She was teh hot in the '90s, and at the top of my list of acceptable genetic stock to repopulate a cleansed planet with. Now she's just cookie-cutter. Sad...

Posted by: Katrina 'refugees' at December 05, 2012 01:15 PM (GBXon)

16 She's cute. Not beautiful. But cute. I'd hit it.

Having said that she's crazy. When you hear her talk she's crazy.

I mean crazy-crazy.

Posted by: eleven at December 05, 2012 01:15 PM (KXm42)

17
The Conversation about women’s bodies exists largely outside of us, while it is also directed at (and marketed to) us, and used to define and control us. The Conversation about women happens everywhere, publicly and privately. We are described and detailed, our faces and bodies analyzed and picked apart, our worth ascertained and ascribed based on the reduction of personhood to simple physical objectification. Our voices, our personhood, our potential, and our accomplishments are regularly minimized and muted.




Translation: "I'm not getting offered any parts worth shit."

Posted by: Jay Guevara at December 05, 2012 01:15 PM (4u2LN)

18 Wind and water-borne scum sock off.

Posted by: Brother Cavil at December 05, 2012 01:15 PM (GBXon)

19 She will win if she runs.

Idiocracy is here.

Posted by: Truman North at December 05, 2012 01:15 PM (I2LwF)

20 You know she's said all sorts of shitty things about her sister's body over the years, and at least half of them to Wynona's face.

Posted by: HeatherRadish™ at December 05, 2012 01:15 PM (/kI1Q)

21 Ugg.

moar cake-girl please.....

Posted by: fixerupper at December 05, 2012 01:15 PM (nELVU)

22 Barack Obama is a stuttering clusterf*ck of a malignant traitor.

Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther) Channelling Breitbart at December 05, 2012 01:16 PM (5DR1j)

23 Mitch McConnell is a stuffy ol' member of Teh Patriarchy

i always assume that even the Dem voters in states like Kentucky have some views that liberals consider turrible rightwingery, but maybe i'm imagining Reagan Democrats that don't exist so much anymore.

Posted by: JDP at December 05, 2012 01:16 PM (60GaT)

24 Naomi needs to Southern Mom Up and backhand her petulant child.

Posted by: Country Singer at December 05, 2012 01:16 PM (L8r/r)

25 You should see her elbows.

Posted by: teh Wind at December 05, 2012 01:16 PM (HBU8E)

26 Further, in all seriousness. Who is Ashley Judd? I have never heard of her.
Posted by: CUS at December 05, 2012 01:14 PM (84pE9)


She's the younger sister of Wynona Judd and daughter of Naomi Judd. She was a rather popular actress in the late 90s, early Naughts.

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Hobbit at December 05, 2012 01:16 PM (4df7R)

27 I find it funny that she talks about Patriarchy all the while supporting a party that wants to make the government Daddy...

Posted by: melle1228 at December 05, 2012 01:16 PM (YBi1q)

28
She's an adherent of Trivial Feminism.





But Women hold up half the sky!

True, it's the silly unimportant half that really doesn't matter much -- but still....

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at December 05, 2012 01:16 PM (kdS6q)

29
You go girl!
Posted by: carolyn kennedy at December 05, 2012 01:14 PM (l3RZ9)
Shouldn't that read: "You ... um ... go ... um ... girl ...um?"

Posted by: Jay Guevara at December 05, 2012 01:17 PM (4u2LN)

30 The Conversation about women’s bodies exists largely outside of us,
while it is also directed at (and marketed to) us, and used to define
and control us. The Conversation about women happens everywhere,
publicly and privately.
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That conversation BTW is between women and homosexual men that are the main drivers of the fashion industry. Normal guys just have a three sided coin--hot, not, maybe after a few beers.

Posted by: CUS at December 05, 2012 01:17 PM (84pE9)

31 Personally, I don't think Ashley can do any worse than whoever we have now.

I'm open to all sorts of burning.

Posted by: JDTAY at December 05, 2012 01:17 PM (a0nis)

32 I have a shirt she can borrow.

Posted by: Jerry Seinfeld at December 05, 2012 01:17 PM (5ek4I)

33 As a member of the Make it Burn (MiB) movement, I not only support her candidacy, but I will donate to her campaign and make calls on her behalf.

Anything I can do to sink this ship faster. Then those of us smart enough to swim to shore can begin work on a new one.

Posted by: MrShad at December 05, 2012 01:17 PM (Xqfwb)

34
I am not sure if hypocrite is the right word, but she made a TON OF MONEY (technical financial term) off of her looks and now that she is a little older, a little puffier, why we should not talk about her looks.

She has a brain dammit! or something.

ps - Being a man, I have studied women for many years, and part of what she is doing is the biological dissing of other young nubile less puffy women.

pps - I'd still bone her.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at December 05, 2012 01:18 PM (n/ubI)

35 She's confused.

Just because she portrayed a smart woman in a movie does not make her one herself.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at December 05, 2012 01:18 PM (piMMO)

36 From the A.J. website I bring this gem:

"I’ve also been sadly aware of the asymmetry of gender power in the US
military, and I thought I knew how commonly our servicewoman are
harassed, exploited, degraded, controlled or otherwise have their sexual
autonomy, bodily integrity, and rights egregiously abused by our
servicemen."

6-points on commas alone...

Posted by: RioBravo at December 05, 2012 01:18 PM (eEfYn)

37
Patriarchy is not men. Patriarchy is a system in which both women and men participate.



Not quite clear on the meaning of the term "patriarchy," are we, Ashley?

Posted by: Jay Guevara at December 05, 2012 01:18 PM (4u2LN)

38 Knew i shoulda gone to see Brubeck at the Dakota a few months ago...

Posted by: D. Hopper at December 05, 2012 01:18 PM (AVfT8)

39 She's the younger sister of Wynona Judd and daughter of Naomi Judd.
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Ummm, still not clicking. I guess I am old.

Posted by: CUS at December 05, 2012 01:18 PM (84pE9)

40 these feminist narratives seem to always have some external factor keeping teh womyn down, it can never be a flaw in the ideology itself.

so people talk about how glorious the sexual revolution was, but any negative aspects of that must be the residual effects of teh patriarchy.

Posted by: JDP at December 05, 2012 01:19 PM (60GaT)

41 Slogan idea: Bloat and Change

Posted by: The Mega Independent at December 05, 2012 01:19 PM (5ek4I)

42 Ashley Judd, Val Kilmer running for office

So when do Robert DeNiro, Al Pacino, Tom Sizemore, Jon Voight, Natalie Portman, Amy Brenneman, Diane Venora, Ted Levine, Kevin Gage, William Fichtner, Danny Trejo, Tone Loc, and Dennis Haysbert run for office?

Posted by: kbdabear at December 05, 2012 01:19 PM (wwsoB)

43 When thinking of 20th century Ashley Judd, I'm all: "Go away, batin."
When thinking of 21st century Ashley Judd, I'm all: "Ow, my balls!"

Posted by: wooga, Idiocracy quoter. at December 05, 2012 01:19 PM (YBCgc)

44 She has an obsession with the UK college hoops program.

Posted by: dantesed at December 05, 2012 01:20 PM (AN9fe)

45 I remember her in "A Time To Kill." There's a great scene in which she tells her husband in a tone of fantastically incongruous annoyance, "Jake, the Ku Klux Klan is burning crosses on our lawn." Most of the audience laughed out loud.

I mentioned this movie to my sister, years later. She pouted comically and said, "Jake, the Ku Klux Klan is burning crosses on our lawn."

Never took Ms. Judd too seriously as an actress.

Posted by: JPS at December 05, 2012 01:20 PM (8EMtH)

46 Ashley Judd is also anti-coal. Don't think many Kentuckians would like that.

Posted by: logprof at December 05, 2012 01:21 PM (gBuIk)

47 You know she's said all sorts of shitty things about
her sister's body over the years, and at least half of them to Wynona's
face.


Posted by: HeatherRadish™ at December 05, 2012 01:15 PM



Yes, Wynona Judd is fat. She is also the talented Judd.

Posted by: huerfano at December 05, 2012 01:21 PM (bAGA/)

48 What are her bonifides? I don't get it. What has she done in her life to make her think she should be a Senator?

Posted by: Senator Al Franken at December 05, 2012 01:21 PM (jucos)

49 She and George Clooney have both kicked around the idea of running for higher office in Kentucky AFAIK.

Both will probably fail miserably, regardless of fundraising, because they are so far divorced from the people of the state.

Posted by: Brandon In Baton Rouge at December 05, 2012 01:21 PM (e0xKF)

50 She played Norma Jean Baker in a bad movie. That was sacrilege.

Posted by: Wally in Walla Walla at December 05, 2012 01:21 PM (Dll6b)

51
Eh. America is SOL, but there are places in this country where people are not all stupid and will not vote their own demise.

I think Kentucky is one of them. But I guess we'll see.

Posted by: entropy at December 05, 2012 01:22 PM (TULs6)

52 4 Can I have photos of Miranda Kerr?


Please? Pretty please?

Posted by: Wally in Walla Walla at December 05, 2012 01:11 PM (Dll6b)

--I have no idea who she is, but I doubt she's as beautiful as Deborah Kerr.

Posted by: logprof at December 05, 2012 01:22 PM (gBuIk)

53 Posted by: dantesed at December 05, 2012 01:20 PM (AN9fe)

To put it another way, she's Univ of Kaintuck basketball's version of Jack Nicholson or Spike Lee.

Posted by: Country Singer at December 05, 2012 01:22 PM (L8r/r)

54 Just a wild guess, but I suspect the number of people who's Giv-a-fuk meter registers on this could be crammed into a broom closet with Barny Frank's sore encrusted erection.

Posted by: maddogg at December 05, 2012 01:22 PM (OlN4e)

55 Faster. FASTER. Fucking burn, baybe.

Posted by: Mike Jonze at December 05, 2012 01:22 PM (epWQP)

56 The lower the backside, the louder the leftism.

Posted by: Truman North at December 05, 2012 01:23 PM (I2LwF)

57 She has an obsession with the UK college hoops program.

And that guarantees her the KY white trash vote.

Posted by: John P. Squibob at December 05, 2012 01:23 PM (kqqGm)

58 Ashley Judd is also anti-coal. Don't think many Kentuckians would like that.

Posted by: logprof at December 05, 2012 01:21 PM (gBuIk)


Guess she'll just have to lie like every other Democrat.

Posted by: The Mega Independent at December 05, 2012 01:23 PM (5ek4I)

59
So when do Robert DeNiro, Al Pacino, Tom Sizemore, Jon Voight, Natalie Portman, Amy Brenneman, Diane Venora, Ted Levine, Kevin Gage, William Fichtner, Danny Trejo, Tone Loc, and Dennis Haysbert run for office?

---

Sizemore running for office would actually be fun to watch between his drug habit and his relationship to Heidi Fleiss.

Trejo, though? He could probably win an election in a Hispanic-majority area thanks to Machete.

Posted by: Brandon In Baton Rouge at December 05, 2012 01:23 PM (e0xKF)

60
Never took Ms. Judd too seriously as an actress.
Posted by: JPS






20 year film career and she's been in exactly one good movie -- Heat.

And she stank in that. Just more mopping around.

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at December 05, 2012 01:23 PM (kdS6q)

61 This is why I find the cries of "SLUT SHAMING!" so hilarious. Men don't slut-shame unless we have to. We like sluts, because by definition they're easy to get into bed. You know who doesn't like sluts? Other women who have to compete. Men only slut shame when they're trying to get into another woman's pants. Or we're trying to protect our daughters who are sweet and pure and innocent.

Posted by: Alex at December 05, 2012 01:23 PM (3x3F6)

62 And every time this stupid ugly scrunt opens her stupid ugly mouth, I feel sad for Susie Wheldon and her sons. Shit's not fair.

OTOH, why shouldn't a woman who divides her time between Tennessee and a castle in Scotland represent the state of Kentucky in the House of Lords? Carpetbagging! It's not just for Yankees anymore!

Posted by: HeatherRadish™ at December 05, 2012 01:23 PM (/kI1Q)

63 Not quite clear on the meaning of the term "patriarchy," are we, Ashley? Posted by: Jay Guevara

It's the cognitive dissonance of a person that probably gets along fine with men in her life but feels the need to be INTERLECTURAL™. The academy and pop-politics says to be worthy of attention or power you must be a victim.

What easier a way to be a victim than to blame everyone and no one?

"We're all victims, let's punish ourselves. I'll start."

Posted by: weft cut-loop at December 05, 2012 01:23 PM (08zV/)

64 I have no idea who she is, but I doubt she's as beautiful as Deborah Kerr.

Posted by: logprof at December 05, 2012 01:22 PM (gBuIk)


seeing is believing, professor. Behold the images at 'siente Panama', and believe.


Debs was classy, but Miranda is mathematically perfect. Also, well-oiled

Posted by: Wally in Walla Walla at December 05, 2012 01:23 PM (Dll6b)

65 Ashley Judd has lost too much of her looks to overcome her leftist Hollywood nuttiness

I have a hunch there's some other Dems in Kentucky who don't want to hand the nomination to her at any rate

Her love of abortion won't win her a lot of votes in Kentucky

Her best hope is lots of votes from Louisville and the Cincinnati suburbs from the Free Shit Armies there

Posted by: kbdabear at December 05, 2012 01:24 PM (wwsoB)

66 Or we're trying to protect our daughters who are sweet and pure and innocent.
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No, please, do go on.

Posted by: Roman Polansky at December 05, 2012 01:24 PM (84pE9)

67 My goodness. Is this her website or a spoof?

[link to ashleyjudd.com]

If this is someone else it is still worth a few minutes....

Posted by: RioBravo at December 05, 2012 01:24 PM (eEfYn)

68 This is why "let it burn" is getting more attractive. Don't see anyone bitching about patriarchy in post-apocalyptic movies, do you?

Personally, I prefer secession, but I am not sure there's enough time to bring enough people around to that view before it burns, anyway.

Posted by: BS Inc. at December 05, 2012 01:24 PM (FFwP9)

69
Our voices, our personhood, our potential, and our accomplishments are regularly minimized and muted.



Women have a mute button? Why didn't anyone tell me this years ago?

Posted by: Jay Guevara at December 05, 2012 01:24 PM (4u2LN)

70 I think my point here is that she's a shallow but pompous, empty-headed but faux intellectual wannabe and this will probably not play well, even given the shifting IQ level of this country.

---

Your description of her is spot on but your evaluation of her chances is misinformed.

There was as segment on Rush last week about how fewer men are interested in marriage because they don't want women who believe this feminist nonsense. We have all been force fed this idea that men are inherently evil women raping and wife beating barbarians. Ironically, I think it actually helps the actual abusers out there. Why be mad at Bill Clinton or John Edwards? All men are like that. These guys are at least OK with abortion.

P.S. In his talk, Rush mentioned the book that created the first crack in my simple minded liberal philosophy, Susan Brownmiller's Against Our Will. Once the bullshit in that book created the first crack, the dyke broke and I have never looked back.

Posted by: WalrusRex at December 05, 2012 01:25 PM (Hx5uv)

71 42

Tone Loc running for Congress would certainly be a wild thing.

Posted by: Principal Writer for "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno" at December 05, 2012 01:25 PM (w4fEE)

72 Yesterday, Gay Patriot tweeted "there aren't enough gay men in Kentucky to vote for Ashley Judd". Hahahaha

Posted by: LibertyLover at December 05, 2012 01:25 PM (encrR)

73
If she runs, she will win.

Elections are a popularity contest. Issues are only interesting and understood by a tiny fraction of the voting universe.

Posted by: jwest at December 05, 2012 01:25 PM (ZDsRL)

74 20 year film career and she's been in exactly one good movie -- Heat.

I can remember one scene she did doing a cheerleader routine in her panties.

Boner.

For some reason that's all I can remember.

Posted by: eleven at December 05, 2012 01:26 PM (KXm42)

75 Is she gonna play Jake LaMotta in the Raging Bull remake?

Posted by: The Mega Independent at December 05, 2012 01:26 PM (5ek4I)

76 If Elizabeth warren can win, anybody can win.

Posted by: Truman North at December 05, 2012 01:26 PM (I2LwF)

77 I'm not trying to say Men Are Better. I'm trying to say Men Are Different, and we are not sitting here worrying about Ashley Judd's puffy face.

Now, if Megan Fox got bad plastic surgery, we'd notice, and say something.

Ashley Judd?

Sorry, that's a woman thing.



_____________________


Sorry--

that's a male Gay Mafia thing.

They own the fashion industry.

Posted by: Tsar Nicholas II at December 05, 2012 01:26 PM (r2PLg)

78
You're implying Ashley Judd is some kind of nut but she knows what's going on.

The NRA, operated by Santa Claus and Smith and Wesson, invented make-up and fashion magazines to keep women down.

Posted by: soothsayer at December 05, 2012 01:26 PM (jUytm)

79 If dick blumenthal can win, anyone can win.

Posted by: Truman North at December 05, 2012 01:27 PM (I2LwF)

80 @32 best joke i've seen in awhile

Posted by: matt foley at December 05, 2012 01:27 PM (nxTmu)

81 If Henry waxman can win, anybody can win.

Posted by: Truman North at December 05, 2012 01:27 PM (I2LwF)

82 Oops!

Posted by: tasker at December 05, 2012 01:27 PM (r2PLg)

83 that book created the first crack, the dyke broke and I have never looked back.


Posted by: WalrusRex at December 05, 2012 01:25 PM (Hx5uv)


yes, I saw what you did there. I had my finger in the dyke, holding back The Flood, so I've walked the Walk. Cracks are elongated holes, after all...

Posted by: Wally in Walla Walla at December 05, 2012 01:27 PM (Dll6b)

84
Personally, I prefer secession, but I am not sure there's enough time to bring enough people around to that view before it burns, anyway.

The burning will prompt the secession. Oddly enough, some states will not like being on fire.

Posted by: entropy at December 05, 2012 01:28 PM (TULs6)

85 Sizemore running for office would actually be fun to watch between his drug habit and his relationship to Heidi Fleiss.



Trejo, though? He could probably win an election in a Hispanic-majority area thanks to Machete.

Posted by: Brandon In Baton Rouge at December 05, 2012 01:23 PM

Jon Voight is a big conservative now who wouldn't back down from criticizing TFG. The trouble is that he's Akin level dangerous when he starts ranting

Natalie Portman could run for Congress in San Francisco just based on her scene with Mila Kunis

Robert DeNiro is an Obama loving lefty, but to this day Al Pacino won't say what his politics are, at least publicly

Posted by: kbdabear at December 05, 2012 01:28 PM (wwsoB)

86 Bitches, man...

Posted by: Empire of Jeff at December 05, 2012 01:28 PM (wrrFE)

87 72 Posted by: LibertyLover at December 05, 2012 01:25 PM (encrR)


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Gay men criticized her puffy face, apparently. No way she'll carry the gay men's vote. They are too picky.

Posted by: RioBravo at December 05, 2012 01:28 PM (eEfYn)

88 Did someone say cheese puffs?

Posted by: J. Whitlock at December 05, 2012 01:28 PM (gBuIk)

89 Here are a few more puff pieces on her.

Posted by: TC at December 05, 2012 01:28 PM (vYB+W)

90 76 If Elizabeth warren can win, anybody can win.

79 If dick blumenthal can win, anyone can win.

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Those two fucktards ran in deep blue New England, not in a fairly red state.

Posted by: Brandon In Baton Rouge at December 05, 2012 01:28 PM (e0xKF)

91 The NRA, operated by Santa Claus and Smith and Wesson, invented make-up and fashion magazines to keep women down.


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Shit!!!!!! You gals too???????

Posted by: Jason Whitlock at December 05, 2012 01:29 PM (nELVU)

92 "I’ve also been sadly aware of the asymmetry of gender power in the US military, and I thought I knew how commonly our servicewoman are harassed, exploited, degraded, controlled or otherwise have their sexual autonomy, bodily integrity, and rights egregiously abused by our servicemen."6-points on commas alone...
*snicker*
Coming from the MI field, the vast majority of servicewomen who are "degraded" are willing participants. Daddy issues abound, not to mention girls who were just not pretty enough or popular enough in high school and are now surrounded by 18-22 year old horny soldiers who chase after them.

Posted by: Alex at December 05, 2012 01:29 PM (3x3F6)

93 Sorry for that horrible sentence. I hope I haven't made any English teachers hate me today.

I know better, but it's the internet. What can I say?

Posted by: eleven at December 05, 2012 01:29 PM (KXm42)

94 http://tinyurl.com/a4eg845

Posted by: TC at December 05, 2012 01:29 PM (vYB+W)

95
the book that created the first crack in my simple minded liberal philosophy, Susan Brownmiller's Against Our Will. Once the bullshit in that book created the first crack, the dyke broke and I have never looked back.



Paging Dr. Freud, Dr. Freud to the white courtesy phone...

Posted by: Jay Guevara at December 05, 2012 01:29 PM (4u2LN)

96 Elections are a popularity contest. Issues are only interesting and understood by a tiny fraction of the voting universe.


Not only that, but you have to be slick. You have to be a cornerless, smooth, shrink-wrapped product.

Marketing, man.

Posted by: Truman North at December 05, 2012 01:29 PM (wweov)

97 What's "funny"--is--

Ashley Judd is probably more "qualified" than--

Sen. Al Franken.

Posted by: tasker at December 05, 2012 01:29 PM (r2PLg)

98 If Minnesotans re-elect Stuart Smalley and Kentuckians reject Ashley Puff... we will have proof positive Kentuckians are smarter than Minnesotans.

Posted by: Gregory of Yardale at December 05, 2012 01:30 PM (QXlbZ)

99 Robert DeNiro is an Obama loving lefty, but to this day Al Pacino won't say what his politics are, at least publicly

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DeNiro doesn't talk much in real life, other than some harsh words for the French after his case of jungle fever got revealed in a prostitution investigation while he was filming Ronin.

Posted by: Brandon In Baton Rouge at December 05, 2012 01:30 PM (e0xKF)

100
She'll get away with saying stupid shit for the same reason Biden does--it'll seem like her heart's in the right place.

"Mexicans are hard workers and they have to get up early because they all keep roosters in their homes."

Stupid, but gosh, she really likes Mexicans. We'll give her a pass.

Posted by: spongeworthy at December 05, 2012 01:30 PM (r5w1L)

101 A face like that is great; sort of a Sealy Posturpedic mattress for your balls no matter what angle you are at. I'm just sayin'.

Hey Ashley, you want people to stop talking about your looks? Go join a convent (like the beautiful actress Vanity did) or just refuse all press interviews except written. You have a choice, you just don't want to make it.

Posted by: GnuBreed at December 05, 2012 01:30 PM (ccXZP)

102 84

I hope you're right. In a sane world, it wouldn't take that, but, in a sane world, Obama would be some third-rate lawyer in some third-rate law firm, not President.

Posted by: BS Inc. at December 05, 2012 01:30 PM (FFwP9)

103 I would support Jennifer Lawrence for Senate.

Posted by: Caligula at December 05, 2012 01:30 PM (YmPwQ)

104 These were some of the comments that ended Val Kilmer's political career:

"[Klosterman]: You mean you think you literally had the same experience as Doc Holliday?
Kilmer: Oh,
sure. It's not like I believed that I shot somebody, but I absolutely
know what it feels like to pull the trigger and take someone's life.
[Klosterman:] You understand how it feels to shoot someone as much as a person who has actually committed a murder?
[Kilmer] I
understand it more. It's an actor's job. A guy who's lived through the
horror of Vietnam has not spent his life preparing his mind for it. He's
some punk. Most guys were borderline criminal or poor, and that's
why they got sent to Vietnam. It was all the poor, wretched kids who got
beat up by their dads, guys who didn't get on the football team,
couldn't finagle a scholarship. They didn't have the emotional equipment to handle that experience. But this is what an actor trains to do. I can more effectively represent that kid in Vietnam than a guy who was there."

Posted by: WalrusRex at December 05, 2012 01:30 PM (Hx5uv)

105 I can remember one scene she did doing a cheerleader routine in her panties.


****

With Hugh Jackman. Ellen Barkin was in it as well.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at December 05, 2012 01:30 PM (piMMO)

106 Marketing, money, vote fraud, and shitting on the other guy.

And GOTV. But she's a D so they have paid thugs for that.

Posted by: Truman North at December 05, 2012 01:30 PM (wweov)

107
The White Man also invented the end zone dance to make the Black Man look foolish.

Posted by: soothsayer farrakhan at December 05, 2012 01:30 PM (jUytm)

108 OH!

It was Someone Like You

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at December 05, 2012 01:31 PM (piMMO)

109 Tone Loc would make Billy Jeff look like an angel after he slipped all those chicks (and a tranny) the Funky Cold Medina.

Posted by: MrCaniac at December 05, 2012 01:31 PM (Zd/NW)

110 She has an obsession with the UK college hoops program.

I missed Fred Hoiberg's first career technical foul last March b/c CBS was broadcasting her ugly scrunt babbling instead of the basketball game being played. For fuck's sake.


Posted by: HeatherRadish™ at December 05, 2012 01:31 PM (/kI1Q)

111 Coming from the MI field, the vast majority of servicewomen who are "degraded" are willing participants.
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Or, looking to get PG for a trip home.

Posted by: CUS at December 05, 2012 01:31 PM (84pE9)

112 I know this is kind of beside the point, but even though Ashley Judd is an imbecile, (a) I do think she's kind of hot, and (b) that's true even if her face might be puffy.

Puffy face? Who gives a rat's ass?

Posted by: Kensington at December 05, 2012 01:32 PM (H84UO)

113 McConnell would still win if for no other reason than he's the minority leader who can bring home the pork. I'm sure that played a role in Harry Reid's victory as well.

Posted by: LIGuy at December 05, 2012 01:32 PM (sJiMG)

114 you can google 'polders and dikes'. It's a smile...


Holland is a nice country, but flat; very, very flat

Posted by: Wally in Walla Walla at December 05, 2012 01:32 PM (Dll6b)

115
Rolls Royce targets Black youth in their advertising so if a Black athlete scores a big contract from his White team owner/master, the money goes right back in the White Man's hands at Rolls Royce.

Posted by: soothsayer farrakhan at December 05, 2012 01:32 PM (jUytm)

116 This is why I wish we could repeal the 17th amendment.

Posted by: deepred at December 05, 2012 01:32 PM (YmACv)

117 BTW, Ace, "Puff Piece"


*golf clap*

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at December 05, 2012 01:32 PM (piMMO)

118 Ashley Judd goes to Africa. [Original article and photos removed at the request of someones lawyer.]

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-bloggers/1665919/posts

In time, Ashley fell silent and began to brood. The other women in the car started complaining about how the Bush Administration makes NGOs receiving aid sign a pledge that they don't support prostitution. YouthAIDS founder Kate Roberts fumed, "That's fucking ridiculous!"

"Why," I asked, "do you think it's ridiculous?"
"Because it just stigmatizes and denies aid to a whole class of people, and it's an absurd precondition."
"You don't have to eschew prostitutes," I said, "just prostitution. It's not like you support that, right?"
"Of course we don't support prostitution, Josh."
"Does it deny aid to anyone or restrict your work?"
"Well, no."
"Then why not sign it if it's just pro forma?" (Ed. note: because they are pathologically unable to accept anything at all from the Bush Administration -- even aid grants.)

Like a descending Fury, Ashley Judd whipped about to face me. She barked, "Why don't they ask them to sign pledges that they support gender equality? Equal pay for women? Education for women and little girls? Huh?"

A deathly silence descended. Did I want to get into a shouting match with the avatar of Desmond Tutu-in-America? No. Ashley rolled her eyes, let out an exasperated sigh, and faced forward.

Posted by: Hollywood Accountants at December 05, 2012 01:32 PM (vGtOG)

119 "Now, if Megan Fox got bad plastic surgery, we'd notice, and say something."

Be gone evil Nostradamus!

Posted by: RWC at December 05, 2012 01:33 PM (fWAjv)

120 The Today Show was comparing Ashley Judd to--

Reagan.

Also she is super smart and stuff because--she said stuff about AIDS and is a UN rep.

Posted by: tasker at December 05, 2012 01:33 PM (r2PLg)

121 Shit!!!!!! You gals bitches too???????




Posted by: Jason Whitlock at December 05, 2012 01:29 PM (nELVU)


FIFY

Posted by: Country Singer at December 05, 2012 01:33 PM (L8r/r)

122 That's some crazy shit Walrus.

As Jon Lovitz would say:

"ACTING!"

Posted by: eleven at December 05, 2012 01:33 PM (KXm42)

123 First of all, she is not smart enough to have written this article to which you refer. Secondly, she is a narcissistic wannabe, and is loving every minute of the attention she is getting, and has probably had the flack who wrote the piece start the buzz about her running for senate. Who knows she might just win when the state puts forth an idiot who can't spell potatoe.

Posted by: TimothyJ at December 05, 2012 01:33 PM (J1D9e)

124 This is nothing but more anti-male sexism and I'm just about sick of hearing it.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy, who did not vote for this shit. at December 05, 2012 01:33 PM (yiIja)

125 Daddy issues abound, not to mention girls who were just not pretty enough or popular enough in high school and are now surrounded by 18-22 year old horny soldiers who chase after them.

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Reminds me of when I was a freshman in HS and a bunch of the female NJROTC cadets from my class accused their Master Chief petty officer of sexual harrassment.

Of the females who were called in to discuss the matter, nearly all of them fell into the "not pretty enough", "not popular enough", and/or "daddy issues' camps.

Posted by: Brandon In Baton Rouge at December 05, 2012 01:33 PM (e0xKF)

126 She'll have to really work to reach the level of say....a Patty Murray.....or Al Franken.

Posted by: BignJames at December 05, 2012 01:33 PM (Sg0G/)

127 One of my best male friends asked me what I thought the major difference between men and women are sexually- I said that generally a man can have sex with a women irregardless of her looks, body, etc. even if he hates her, he can have sex with her for sex's sake. Women, generally, have to have some attraction and/or emotional connection.

Judd, Cher, Barkin, Fluke, et. al. are women who don't get the differences, they are not aging well, they have delusions of grandeur, and don't know history. When I see one of these broads take on the true war on women which is propogated by Muslims....then I may take their opinions seriously.

Posted by: Cheri at December 05, 2012 01:33 PM (G+Wff)

128 What are her bonifides? I don't get it. What has she done in her life to make her think she should be a Senator?

Posted by: Senator Al Franken at December 05, 2012 01:21 PM (jucos)


She's acted in some roles of people who were somewhat intelligent. She's probably so dimwitted that she thinks that makes her smart.

Posted by: Captain Hate (more dagny and less curious) at December 05, 2012 01:34 PM (rZ5ne)

129
The insidious White Man created the Pit Bull dog breed so that little Black babies would be eaten.

Posted by: soothsayer farrakhan at December 05, 2012 01:34 PM (jUytm)

130 From her Wikipedia page:

In 2011, Judd co-starred with Patrick Dempsey in the film Flypaper. It grossed only $1,100 total in its theatrical release and received a 17% Rotten Tomatoes rating (15 of 18 critics panned it)

Posted by: Baldy at December 05, 2012 01:34 PM (opS9C)

131 Master Thespian!

Posted by: eleven at December 05, 2012 01:35 PM (KXm42)

132 Posted by: Hollywood Accountants at December 05, 2012 01:32 PM (vGtOG)


****

It's no less funny the second time around.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at December 05, 2012 01:35 PM (piMMO)

133
I hope you're right. In a sane world, it wouldn't take that, but, in a sane world, Obama would be some third-rate lawyer in some third-rate law firm, not President.

Posted by: BS Inc. at December 05, 2012 01:30 PM (FFwP9)
Nah, in a sane world he would've flunked out of college (no affirmative action boost), and would've become a concierge at an upmarket Chicago hotel. Face it, that's his natural calling in life.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at December 05, 2012 01:35 PM (4u2LN)

134 "She was teh hot in the '90s, and at the top of my list of acceptable
genetic stock to repopulate a cleansed planet with. Now she's just
cookie-cutter. Sad..."

===============

Good lord, YES! She used to be teh sex. And she still is, because...you know...vagina, but she was definitely hotter when she had soft curves.

I pray that Haley Atwell doesn't go the same way.

Posted by: Kensington at December 05, 2012 01:35 PM (H84UO)

135 If Elizabeth warren can win, anybody can win.

We're only a couple cycles from Snooki or The Situation replacing Lautenberg.

Posted by: HeatherRadish™ at December 05, 2012 01:35 PM (/kI1Q)

136 My Lord she is all kinds of stupid. She opens her mouth and regurgitates stupid. She speaks and makes no sense. My head hurts.

Posted by: mpfs at December 05, 2012 01:35 PM (iYbLN)

137 Ashley Judd Mulling Run for Senate In Kentucky

Are you sure she didn't mean a run for the Kentucky Derby?

Puffy Face sounds like a winner. But watch out for that Sarah Jessica Parker. She's hopped up.

Posted by: George Orwell what knows ţr0n is your constitutionally guaranteed entitlement at December 05, 2012 01:35 PM (Lxw+T)

138 "The Conversation about women’s bodies"
I guess LifeTime stopped calling.

Posted by: Wendy at December 05, 2012 01:35 PM (KydDZ)

139 Paging Dr. Freud, Dr. Freud to the white courtesy phone...

RAAAAACIST!

Posted by: Brother Cavil at December 05, 2012 01:36 PM (GBXon)

140 .....It grossed only $1,100 total in its theatrical release.....

Holy crap. That's unpossible.

Posted by: eleven at December 05, 2012 01:36 PM (KXm42)

141 She had terrible skin in 'Heat.'


Is this the type of comment she's talking about?

Posted by: RWC at December 05, 2012 01:36 PM (fWAjv)

142 We're only a couple cycles from Snooki or The Situation replacing Lautenberg.

Nope. Overqualified.

Posted by: George Orwell what knows ţr0n is your constitutionally guaranteed entitlement at December 05, 2012 01:36 PM (Lxw+T)

143 99 Robert DeNiro is an Obama loving lefty, but to this day Al Pacino won't say what his politics are, at least publicly

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DeNiro doesn't talk much in real life, other than some harsh words for the French after his case of jungle fever got revealed in a prostitution investigation while he was filming Ronin.
Posted by: Brandon In Baton Rouge at December 05, 2012 01:30 PM (e0xKF)



DeNiro has at least one bastard kid with a woman of color. I know for a fact that he used to pay her $15,000 cash every month. I knew someone who would handle the exchange in the restroom of Columbus, a now shuttered celebrity eatery on the upper west side of Manhattan. This was back in the late 80's.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at December 05, 2012 01:36 PM (XkWWK)

144 I think this whole thing is coming from a symbiotic relationship:

1) Ashley Judd is no longer hot. I don't know from puffy faces, but I know from not being in blockbuster movies. She either wants attention or work or both. Producers will notice her for her politics and when they have to cast a non-hot old woman, they know Ashley Judd is available.

2) There is a lot of money to be made by political consultants convincing dim bulb celebrities that they're note stupid and stand a real chance. It's a nice scam, I wish I'd thought of it.

Posted by: AmishDude at December 05, 2012 01:36 PM (b/fr9)

145
Ace: "And I do nod -- very condescendingly -- when I hear assertions like "I am a serious, intelligent woman, and therefore I will now write about the silliest bubblegum mock-politics imaginable for the next hour, or the next ten years of my career."

hahahaha, Ace this fits Steven Weber, too! Except for the woman part. Well, maybe not, though.

Posted by: soothsayer at December 05, 2012 01:36 PM (jUytm)

146 We need to encourage this .... Every district, every Senate race needs a polarizing, identify politics champion, maybe more then one.

Posted by: Jean at December 05, 2012 01:37 PM (IS2o0)

147 126She'll have to really work to reach the level of say....a Patty Murray.....or Al Franken.Posted by: BignJames at December 05, 2012 01:33 PM (Sg0G/)Think Judd is too stupid to be a Senator? I've got two words for you: "Barbara" and "Boxer."

Posted by: Jay Guevara at December 05, 2012 01:37 PM (4u2LN)

148 >>Christina Aguilera? Maybe. She was hot once. Maybe getting there again.

Nope. Won't be hot again unless she finds a very gifted surgeon who can undo the damage caused by the other surgeons.

Posted by: SpongeBob Saget at December 05, 2012 01:37 PM (epxV4)

149 Right.

At least Angelina Jolie puts her time and money where her mouth is.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at December 05, 2012 01:37 PM (piMMO)

150 She's a quitter. As soon as it gets tough, she's gone.

Posted by: Walkers! at December 05, 2012 01:37 PM (e/Cti)

151 Um, Mr. of Spades -- now that teh election is over and the trolls are wallowing in EBT-card-induced gluttony and drunkenness, can we get linkies, italics and ampersands back?

Posted by: E. Cartman at December 05, 2012 01:37 PM (tQHzJ)

152 Steven Weber is more womanly than most women.

Posted by: Kensington at December 05, 2012 01:38 PM (H84UO)

153 I think my point here is that she's a shallow but pompous, empty-headed but faux intellectual wannabe and this will probably not play well, even given the shifting IQ level of this country.

You give the electorate far too much credit, Ace. She may be all that, but she is also a celebrity, which trumps all (as Preezy CokeSnorter shows). I'd be willing to bet you a President Grant that she not only runs, but wins.

RIP Dave Brubeck, too. Now I've got that damn song running in my head for the rest of the day.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at December 05, 2012 01:38 PM (zF6Iw)

154 149 Right.

At least Angelina Jolie puts her time and money where her mouth is.

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Depending on where she hides her money, I'd like to put my mouth there.

Posted by: Brandon In Baton Rouge at December 05, 2012 01:38 PM (e0xKF)

155 Ampersands are for closers.

Posted by: George Orwell what knows ţr0n is your constitutionally guaranteed entitlement at December 05, 2012 01:38 PM (Lxw+T)

156 Sen. Rand Paul was on WMAL in DC this morning and was asked to comment. He said she thought she was talking about running for the senate in Scotland since that's where she spends most of her time. LOL!!

Posted by: Kadang at December 05, 2012 01:38 PM (6fQBB)

157 Anyone see this? California Federation of Teachers put out an INSANE propaganda video recently. Let it burn.

http://bit.ly/TCnplD

Posted by: ElKomandante at December 05, 2012 01:39 PM (e23o2)

158 Can I have photos of Miranda Kerr?

Please? Pretty please?

Posted by: Wally in Walla Walla at December 05, 2012 01:11 PM (Dll6b)

I think that this should do nicely. You can thank me later.

http://tinyurl.com/d2dhay5

NSFW

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at December 05, 2012 01:39 PM (GsoHv)

159 Nope. Won't be hot again unless she finds a very gifted surgeon who can undo the damage caused by the other surgeons.


****

Her puffiness comes quite natural yet she insists upon wearing ass-baring spandex.

At the beginning of this season of The Voice she ditched the stripper makeup and clothing and looked quite beautiful. Alas, it did not last.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at December 05, 2012 01:39 PM (piMMO)

160
If Ashley is serious, I'm pretty sure her sister Wynona and her own mom will put the kibosh on idea.

Wynona, it seems to me, does not suffer her foolish sister one bit.

Posted by: soothsayer at December 05, 2012 01:39 PM (jUytm)

161 139Paging Dr. Freud, Dr. Freud to the white courtesy phone...

RAAAAACIST!Posted by: Brother Cavil at December 05, 2012 01:36 PM (GBXon)
OK, how about this: "Dr. Freud to the free courtesy phone..."

Posted by: Jay Guevara at December 05, 2012 01:39 PM (4u2LN)

162
McConnell would still win if for no other reason than he's the minority leader who can bring home the pork.

Against McConnell, I'd actually prefer if Ashley Judd won.

Posted by: entropy at December 05, 2012 01:39 PM (TULs6)

163 156
Bravo for Rand Paul!

Posted by: mpfs at December 05, 2012 01:39 PM (iYbLN)

164 It's no less funny the second time around.
Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at December 05, 2012 01:35 PM (piMMO)

Ohhh.... I think this is six or seven for me. I re-read it every time Ashley Judd pops up in the political pages.

Posted by: Hollywood Accountants at December 05, 2012 01:39 PM (vGtOG)

165 Ace, there's no reason for you to feel ashamed for running reruns. That was a good episode, and doggone it, no reason not to gussy it up for another go!/tongue in cheek

Posted by: Randy M at December 05, 2012 01:40 PM (vI8R6)

166
Ampersands are for closers.


This statement only exists on the internet. That's the only context where this statement can exist.

Ahhhh.....the internet.

Posted by: eleven at December 05, 2012 01:40 PM (KXm42)

167 One of her first films I liked. It was an indy flix about a depressed chick called Ruby something.

Posted by: Walkers! at December 05, 2012 01:40 PM (e/Cti)

168 The Conversation 2: The Puffening

Posted by: Dr. Varno at December 05, 2012 01:40 PM (LMPgk)

169 Talentless, empty headed bimbo. Perfect.

Posted by: mpfs at December 05, 2012 01:41 PM (iYbLN)

170 Meditations Upon a Bra-Strap.

This will be the title of my eventual memoir. And just to fuck with the feminist twits who will read it expecting a feminist treatise, I will put NOTHING IN IT AT ALL about women's issues. It'll be all international and domestic policy. The only gender issues I'll mention are the steady diminishment of boys and men in society, and the brutal treatment of women in certain cultures (*cough*Muslim*cough*). It'll be a GOLD MINE.

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Hobbit at December 05, 2012 01:41 PM (4df7R)

171 She used to be kinda cute but now she got turkey neck.

Posted by: Dr. Varno at December 05, 2012 01:41 PM (LMPgk)

172 140 .....It grossed only $1,100 total in its theatrical release.....

Holy crap. That's unpossible.

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Not really.

Some movies are contractually obligated to get a theatrical release but the width of the release is not defined.

At least one film, Zzyzx Road, got a single-theater US release to skirt "straight to video" rules from the Screen Actor's Guild on films below a $2.5m budget and only grossed about $30.

Posted by: Brandon In Baton Rouge at December 05, 2012 01:42 PM (e0xKF)

173 Well, I have had opportunity to talk to Ashley Judd on many occasions and find her to be, literally, very smart. Seriously guys.

Posted by: Joey Biden at December 05, 2012 01:42 PM (jucos)

174 The thing about "The Patriarchy" is that they see it as a system pushed by straight white males to oppress women. They see men as being "privileged" in American society, and any complaints about Affirmative Action, &c. is seen as nothing more then whining about loosing their "privilege."

Thus, the "andro-normative" American society must be brought down and replaced with the Progressive non-gender specific vision of utopia.

But it gets worse. This is all part of what the left thinks of as "kyriarchy" where straight white males use "The Patriarchy" to keep gay men and non-white men in line by getting them to oppress womyn. The same applies to RAAACISM to keep white gays and white women on board the RAAACISM game. Ditto for "homophobia" to keep straight non-whites and womyn in line.

More on "kyriarchy": http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kyriarchy

This is what kids are being taught in college, and now even in Pre-K through High School.

Posted by: The Political Hat at December 05, 2012 01:42 PM (XvHmy)

175
my point here is that she's a shallow but pompous, empty-headed but faux intellectual wannabe



True, but she also has characteristics that work against her candidacy.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at December 05, 2012 01:42 PM (4u2LN)

176 Blithering idiots like Elizabeth Warren win elections by landslides in this new, mindless culture. We're doomed.

Posted by: Brian L. at December 05, 2012 01:42 PM (BuKM4)

177 Momma and I may have to stage another intervention. Ashley has gotten out of control.

Posted by: Wynona Judd at December 05, 2012 01:42 PM (ypzqs)

178 I know of only a few actors who seem bright enough to actually be effective legislators

James Woods is a bright common sense guy. Too creepy looking though

Same with John Malkovich

Posted by: kbdabear at December 05, 2012 01:42 PM (wwsoB)

179 Funny thing, her puffy face has NOTHING to do with steroid therapy or whatever excuse she was selling earlier in the year. Look at her face in Heat, 17 years ago, especially when she's devoid of makeup in the later scenes. She looks like Mrs. Staypuft.

Scrunty McPuffyface has more to do with Haagen Dazs binging, I'd think.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at December 05, 2012 01:42 PM (TIIx5)

180 140
Posted by: eleven at December 05, 2012 01:36 PM (KXm42) ------- It very well my be a stupid factoid based on incomplete data. I watched the movie in question, don't remember much about it.

Posted by: Baldy at December 05, 2012 01:42 PM (opS9C)

181
I would take in slightly seriously that she could win, I mean freaking Fauxcahauntas won, course that was MA and not KY.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at December 05, 2012 01:43 PM (n/ubI)

182 Wow! Ashley Judd is running!? Whew the republic is saved. She is soo cool dude, text it to me on twatter dawg.

Posted by: really at December 05, 2012 01:43 PM (Kflw4)

183 134 "She was teh hot in the '90s, and at the top of my list of acceptable
genetic stock to repopulate a cleansed planet with. Now she's just
cookie-cutter. Sad..."
===============

Good lord, YES! She used to be teh sex. And she still is, because...you know...vagina, but she was definitely hotter when she had soft curves.

I pray that Haley Atwell doesn't go the same way.
Posted by: Kensington at December 05, 2012 01:35 PM (H84UO)

Disagree. She has been cute. But she will always be her sister's sister. I am not aware of her oeuvre, but I bet she headed downhill fast at 23.

Lights, hair, and makeup can work miracles. So she has a noticeably Puffy Face after Hollywood's best have had at her. As FPS Russian says, "Not. Gooood."

Posted by: Hollywood Accountants at December 05, 2012 01:44 PM (vGtOG)

184 The competition is fierce, but Warren Beatty was the stupidest actor type who was ever considered for high office. I remember when it finally dawned on him that he wasn't a hot HWood actor anymore, just another faded flower, and he suddenly became all serious and stuff. He was on Brinkley's Sunday talking heads show one week, and his answers to questions were just hilarious. He took all the stock liberal phrases and hit puree. It made no difference what the question was, the answers were all equally unintelligible. Plus, he would do that thing of looking off to the side or up or at his crotch, as if he were contemplating deep things, and then go off on these epic word diarrheal rants. Funnily enough, he seemed to drop the idea of higher office after that.

Posted by: pep at December 05, 2012 01:44 PM (6TB1Z)

185 >>>I know of only a few actors who seem bright enough to actually be effective legislators


Robert Loggia. Now more than ever.

Posted by: Dr. Varno at December 05, 2012 01:44 PM (LMPgk)

186 Alec Baldwin wants to run for office in New York

Can't wait to see him try to get through a debate without foaming at the mouth and dumping the podium over


Posted by: kbdabear at December 05, 2012 01:44 PM (wwsoB)

187 If you haven't been keeping up with celeb gossip (other the the doings of the SCoaMF), Ashley Judd is rumored to be quite unstable -- she doesn't allow anyone to talk to her on the set, during hair and make up she will sit there like a bump on a log so that the hair dresser, etc has to literally move her head for her and some other bizarre junk.

Jason Patric (who starred with her in a 2003 Broadway revival of Cat on a Hot Tin Roof) went on record about her saying “she’s lazy, selfish and arrogant.” Patric quote here:

http://tinyurl.com/aqplkwn

So, basically she seems like she'd fit right in with the rest of the Senate.

Posted by: angienc at December 05, 2012 01:44 PM (w3JGl)

188 Think Judd is too stupid to be a Senator? I've got two words for you: "Barbara" and "Boxer."
Posted by: Jay Guevara at December 05, 2012 01:37 PM (4u2LN)

But Babs is a true hack.....she did time in the house.....Ashley is doing the Teddy K....trading on her name to start in the senate.

Posted by: BignJames at December 05, 2012 01:44 PM (Sg0G/)

189 This is all part of what the left thinks of as "kyriarchy" where straight white males use "The Patriarchy" to keep gay men and non-white men in line by getting them to oppress womyn.
Posted by: The Political Hat at December 05, 2012 01:42 PM (XvHmy)
That's some serious mental gymnastics right there.Ditto for "homophobia" to keep straight non-whites and womyn in line.We obviously need industrial strength homophobia then, because the retail shit we're using isn't working.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at December 05, 2012 01:45 PM (4u2LN)

190 At least Angelina Jolie puts her time and money where her mouth is.

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Depending on where she hides her money, I'd like to put my mouth there.

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Compare and contrast the two:

Jolie: Stunning, talented, serious, a philanthropist, a dedicate mother, a Special Envoy to the UN Commission on Refugees

Judd: well, puffy

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at December 05, 2012 01:45 PM (piMMO)

191 The irony of the left wanting about "The Patriarchy" while supporting a patriarchal government is truly mornic:

See my commentary here: http://bit.ly/TFJF1x

Posted by: The Political Hat at December 05, 2012 01:46 PM (XvHmy)

192 Is Dennehy up for running?

Posted by: Dr. Varno at December 05, 2012 01:46 PM (LMPgk)

193 Can't wait to see him try to get through a debate without foaming at the mouth and dumping the podium over



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It took me many, many years to final give up on him, but over the past year it finally took hold.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at December 05, 2012 01:46 PM (piMMO)

194 Sorry. Her credentials suck. She has a faux BA that she was gifted for being a basketball super fan.

Posted by: NCKate at December 05, 2012 01:46 PM (V1oS8)

195 Happy Birthday, Margaret Cho!

Love, The Morons!

Posted by: Jay in Ames at December 05, 2012 01:46 PM (i2Lsf)

196 Alec Baldwin is so witty duuude. all those Reagan references on 30 Rock!

Posted by: JDP at December 05, 2012 01:46 PM (60GaT)

197 I'll admit it. Alec Baldwin is a guilty pleasure as is Will Ferrell. I know we are supposed to hate them, but I find them both very talented and fall down funny.

Posted by: Truck Monkey at December 05, 2012 01:47 PM (jucos)

198 I am not aware of her oeuvre, but I bet she headed downhill fast at 23.

Rocketeer. Inventing the Abbots. Google it.

Posted by: pep at December 05, 2012 01:47 PM (6TB1Z)

199 Our peaceful muslim comrades loves them some women and gays.

Posted by: rainbow flag flies high at December 05, 2012 01:47 PM (Kflw4)

200
btw, if they ever make a movie about Mitt Romney, he'd have to be played by Bruce Campbell.

Bruce looks a lot like Mitt, I just noticed.

Posted by: soothsayer at December 05, 2012 01:47 PM (jUytm)

201 Can't wait to see him try to get through a debate without foaming at the mouth and dumping the podium over

In NYC, that would probably work in his favor.

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Hobbit at December 05, 2012 01:48 PM (4df7R)

202 This is all part of what the left thinks of as "kyriarchy" where straight white males use "The Patriarchy" to keep gay men and non-white men in line by getting them to oppress womyn.
Posted by: The Political Hat at December 05, 2012 01:42 PM (XvHmy)That's some serious mental gymnastics right there.Ditto for "homophobia" to keep straight non-whites and womyn in line.We obviously need industrial strength homophobia then, because the retail shit we're using isn't working.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at December 05, 2012 01:45 PM (4u2LN)


The sad thing is that kids believe that crap because that is all they are taught.

Posted by: The Political Hat at December 05, 2012 01:48 PM (XvHmy)

203 I know who I want to run for office;

Tony Sirico, who played Paulie Walnuts on The Sopranos

From his Wiki page;

Sirico has stated that politically he is a "far-to-the-right Republican".

You gotta problem widdat?

Posted by: kbdabear at December 05, 2012 01:48 PM (wwsoB)

204 186 Alec Baldwin wants to run for office in New York

Can't wait to see him try to get through a debate without foaming at the mouth and dumping the podium over

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Baldwin may actually win depending on who the state DNC has chosen for the office he wants.

It's not like Baldwin would be that much stupider than former Lt. Governor and Governor David Paterson.

Posted by: Brandon In Baton Rouge at December 05, 2012 01:48 PM (e0xKF)

205 I know of only a few actors who seem bright enough to actually be effective legislators

James Woods is a bright common sense guy. Too creepy looking though

Same with John Malkovich


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Not an actor, but I believe Chuck Woolery may end up running. I even tweeted him to ask if he's considering it.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at December 05, 2012 01:48 PM (piMMO)

206 I wonder if Ashley will denounce her mom.

Or is it ok in their circle to call black dancers 'monkeys.'

Posted by: RWC at December 05, 2012 01:49 PM (fWAjv)

207 3 That's too bad about Dave Brubeck. I really only knew Take Five, but jazz is funny that way. You're pleased with yourself for even being able to name a jazz artist, because it's so artsy and moneyed and sanctified and intellectual.

But when OKC launched, I loved the quizzes and the forum feature. They changed the format and it became a Match.com for unfuckable cheapskates. Anyway, there was this user who called himself Dave Brubeck, and he had a test "Would You and Dave Brubeck Get Along?" But the test was basically how much filthy shit would you let him do to you. It was especially funny at the time, but afterwards I would have the most obscene thoughts when I heard Take Five and just laugh.

Posted by: Tattoo De Plane at December 05, 2012 01:49 PM (i0vBR)

208 Think Judd is too stupid to be a Senator? I've got two words for you: "Barbara" and "Boxer."

THREE words, peasant! SENATOR! BARBARA! BOXER! I've worked hard for that title, and BY GOD, you'll address me correctly!

Now say it! SENATOR!

SAY IT!

Posted by: Ma'am Babs Boxer at December 05, 2012 01:49 PM (zF6Iw)

209 my point here is that she's a shallow but pompous, empty-headed but faux intellectual wannabe

True, but she also has characteristics that work against her candidacy.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at December 05, 2012 01:42 PM (4u2LN)


I laughed. A LOT.

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Hobbit at December 05, 2012 01:49 PM (4df7R)

210 You laugh about her running, but I bet she's great on Entertainment Tonight and hip hop radio and Hollywood dinner parties.

And she's a Puffo American, the newest victim of the patriarchy!

Posted by: PJ at December 05, 2012 01:49 PM (ZWaLo)

211 198 I am not aware of her oeuvre, but I bet she headed downhill fast at 23.

Rocketeer. Inventing the Abbots. Google it.

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Mulholland Falls and Career Opportunities = "Go away, batin."

Posted by: Brandon In Baton Rouge at December 05, 2012 01:49 PM (e0xKF)

212
Wanna hear something weird?

There are only two people I'd want to look like, if I had the choice, and they're both named Bruce.

Bruce Campbell or Bruce Boxleitner. I think they're handsome lads.

Posted by: soothsayer at December 05, 2012 01:49 PM (jUytm)

213 Disagree. She has been cute. But she will always be her sister's sister. I am not aware of her oeuvre, but I bet she headed downhill fast at 23.

Uh, we were referring to Ms. Connelly, not Ms. Judd. I think. It can be hard to track here at teh HQ, and I've been diverting to my bunk for assessment of evidence from time to time.

Posted by: Brother Cavil at December 05, 2012 01:49 PM (GBXon)

214 She was pretty hot in that ST:TNG episode she appeared in.

Originally Wesley Crusher was supposed to be Leslie Crusher and she was considered for the part.


Posted by: Jon (not the troll) at December 05, 2012 01:49 PM (GdQn9)

215 Baldwin may actually win depending on who the state DNC has chosen for the office he wants.

I'm just not seeing it.

Posted by: David Paterson at December 05, 2012 01:50 PM (QupBk)

216 How bout that guy in Machete? You don't have to be from America to be a good rainbow comrade.

Posted by: dogshit tacos at December 05, 2012 01:50 PM (Kflw4)

217 is this a puff piece or puffy piece?

Posted by: phoenixgirl at December 05, 2012 01:50 PM (GVxQo)

218 I'll admit it. Alec Baldwin is a guilty pleasure as is Will Ferrell. I know we are supposed to hate them, but I find them both very talented and fall down funny.


****

Will Ferrell, I love Elf, but that's about the extent of it.

Yes, Baldwin is a genius at comedic timing. He's also a rageaholic and a lib and I now avoid him for the most part.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at December 05, 2012 01:50 PM (piMMO)

219 I've got something to put in Ashley Judd's face.....

Some epinephrin. Because it looks like she got stung by the world's largest fucking bee.

Posted by: Cashin at December 05, 2012 01:50 PM (TYEu4)

220 [iNot an actor, but I believe Chuck Woolery may end up running. I even tweeted him to ask if he's considering it.
Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at December 05, 2012 01:48 PM (piMMO)

That would make me so happy. That is a smart guy, and he's not afraid to say what he thinks. Love him.

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Hobbit at December 05, 2012 01:50 PM (4df7R)

221 Originally Wesley Crusher was supposed to be Leslie Crusher and she was considered for the part.

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It wouldn't have made the character of Wesley / Leslie any less annoying.

Posted by: Brandon In Baton Rouge at December 05, 2012 01:50 PM (e0xKF)

222 @219 hehe I thought it was going to something x-rated at first.

Posted by: Hubert Cumberdale at December 05, 2012 01:51 PM (Kflw4)

223 Originally Wesley Crusher was supposed to be Leslie Crusher

That explains a lot.

Posted by: HeatherRadish™ at December 05, 2012 01:52 PM (/kI1Q)

224 200 Why would anyone make a movie about Mitt Romney?

Posted by: Tattoo De Plane at December 05, 2012 01:52 PM (i0vBR)

225 Will Ferrell plays the same character in every movie. Vastly overrated.

Posted by: Caligula at December 05, 2012 01:52 PM (YmPwQ)

226 Originally Wesley Crusher was supposed to be Leslie CrusherThat explains a lot.
Posted by: HeatherRadish™ at December 05, 2012 01:52 PM (/kI1Q)


Certainly the epic bitchiness and constant PMS.

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Hobbit at December 05, 2012 01:52 PM (4df7R)

227 Didn't she marry one of them there racing car drivers?

Posted by: Vern goes to Moscow at December 05, 2012 01:53 PM (Kflw4)

228 How dare you espouse your opinions you sexist, racist patriarch.

Posted by: Alexandra, the white Girl who went through college with daddy's money at December 05, 2012 01:53 PM (uFY4s)

229 I think she was trying (poorly) to distract the public from the fact that they noticed she had bad plastic surgery.

So - how is it that she can be concerned about paternalism and lookism and have plastic surgery?

Posted by: Brian at December 05, 2012 01:53 PM (kFeuD)

230 There are only two people I'd want to look like, if I had the choice, and they're both named Bruce.

Bruce Campbell or Bruce Boxleitner. I think they're handsome lads.

Posted by: soothsayer at December 05, 2012 01:49 PM (jUytm)

I know a guy that can fix you up...for a nominal fee......hey! Vinnie!.....customer!

Posted by: BignJames at December 05, 2012 01:53 PM (Sg0G/)

231 That would make me so happy. That is a smart guy, and he's not afraid to say what he thinks. Love him.

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He tweets every day and has a great website.

He has that stately thing down, like Romney but, as you said, speaks his mind. He would make quite the appealing candidate.

http://saveuschuckwoolery.com/

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at December 05, 2012 01:53 PM (piMMO)

232 What's this about a puffy face?

Posted by: Mitch "Charles Nelson Riley" McConnell at December 05, 2012 01:53 PM (jeAQW)

233 So - how is it that she can be concerned about paternalism and lookism and have plastic surgery?

You forced her to. You, Brian did it. You.

Posted by: toby928© for TB at December 05, 2012 01:54 PM (QupBk)

234 How dare you be male, you racist, white, sexist man

Posted by: Alexandra, the white Girl who went through college with daddy's money at December 05, 2012 01:54 PM (uFY4s)

235 There are only two people I'd want to look like, if I had the choice, and they're both named Bruce. Bruce Campbell or Bruce Boxleitner. I think they're handsome lads.
Posted by: soothsayer at December 05, 2012 01:49 PM (jUytm)


Is your name not Bruce?

Posted by: Michael Baldwin of the Philosophy Faculty of the University of Wooloomooloo at December 05, 2012 01:54 PM (zF6Iw)

236 Hollywood is so so cool dude but they are not nearly as cool as comrade Dear Leader.

Posted by: Jim Jones & The Kool-Aid Kids at December 05, 2012 01:54 PM (Kflw4)

237 Set phasers on Wesley.

Posted by: Dr. Varno at December 05, 2012 01:55 PM (LMPgk)

238 Does this blog make my ass look big?

Posted by: polynikes at December 05, 2012 01:55 PM (m2CN7)

239
THREE words, peasant! SENATOR! BARBARA! BOXER! I've worked hard for that title, and BY GOD, you'll address me correctly!



I usually prepend other words to your name. My wife thinks your given name is "ThatStupidBitchBarbara."

Posted by: Jay Guevara at December 05, 2012 01:55 PM (4u2LN)

240 Speaking of actors, I saw a trailer for Jack Reacher and was astonished. Tom Cruise looks about 7' tall.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at December 05, 2012 01:55 PM (piMMO)

241 New one.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at December 05, 2012 01:55 PM (08zV/)

242 She has no children. In her book she said this is because she considers it "unconscionable to breed."


Now THAT is a campaign slogan dammit!

Posted by: RWC at December 05, 2012 01:55 PM (fWAjv)

243 There are only two people I'd want to look like, if I had the choice, and they're both named Bruce.

Wouldn't it be cheaper and easier just to have someone beat their faces with a steam iron?

Posted by: toby928© for TB at December 05, 2012 01:55 PM (QupBk)

244 unintended consequences thread up

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at December 05, 2012 01:55 PM (piMMO)

245 233
So - how is it that she can be concerned about paternalism and lookism and have plastic surgery?



You forced her to. You, Brian did it. You.

Posted by: toby928© for TB at December 05, 2012 01:54 PM (QupBk)
Exactly!!! that is what the teachers assistant in my gender Studies class says, and she is not controlled by the heteronormative patriarchy. She tells us to find sexual escape in ourselves and our own kind, not in the patriarchy itself

Posted by: Alexandra, the white Girl who went through college with daddy's money at December 05, 2012 01:56 PM (uFY4s)

246 Man I wish comrade Sean Penn would run he is like so cool.

Posted by: we care alot at December 05, 2012 01:56 PM (Kflw4)

247 Judd intends to run on the First World Issues ticket.

Posted by: kallisto at December 05, 2012 01:56 PM (jm/9g)

248 /pedant mode: ON

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I said that generally a man can have sex with a women irregardless of her looks, body, etc. even if he hates her, he can have sex with her for sex's sake.

Posted by: Cheri at December 05, 2012 01:33 PM (G+Wff)

Regardless, not irregardless.

/pedant mode: OFF

Posted by: KG at December 05, 2012 01:57 PM (p7BzH)

249 187 Staypuff Judd was in the nuthouse a few years ago for depression and whatever. She really is crazy, not just moon batty. But McConnell could have a field day Palinizing her, and she'd deserve it. I don't think she'll run.

Posted by: Tattoo De Plane at December 05, 2012 01:57 PM (i0vBR)

250 I'm trying to say Men Are Different, and we are not sitting here worrying about Ashley Judd's puffy face.

When they are face down, butt up, who's looking at faces?

Posted by: rickb223 Let. It. Burn. at December 05, 2012 01:57 PM (GFM2b)

251 Before we go and start running down Ashley Judd's obvious intellectual shortcomings and her propensity to say stupid things as negatives in the political world, allow me to just say two words...Senator Elizabeth Warren (h/t Joe F. Biden). Granted, Kentucky ain't Massachussetts, but then again Ashley Judd at least used to be nice to look at (I haven't seen anything of her in the last 10 years or so). I mean if you didn't know that Warren was a bigshot Ivy League Law Professor, and just judged her intellect by her utterances during her campaign, you would have thought she was some sort of mentally challenged affirmative action candidate that was only put up to comply with the ADA or something. I don't think McConnell is a beloved figure among the conservative faithful/Tea Party types, so I don't see him firing up the base. I'm not saying I think she will win, but I don't think she is someone who can just be dismissed as a joke. Which is a statement in itself, since she is, in fact, a joke.

Posted by: BigDaddyD at December 05, 2012 01:57 PM (S4N/h)

252 Das radio just had a report about a woman in Kentucky who filed a false rape claim because she didn't enjoy the sex.

Posted by: Lawn Darts at December 05, 2012 01:58 PM (Kflw4)

253
Speaking of actors, I saw a trailer for Jack Reacher and was astonished. Tom Cruise looks about 7' tall.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at December 05, 2012 01:55 PM (piMMO)








It's amazing what you can do with a movie camera looking up from a trench in the street.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at December 05, 2012 01:58 PM (TIIx5)

254 There are only two people I'd want to look like, if I had the choice, and they're both named Bruce.

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G'day Bruce!

Posted by: Chair of the Philosophy Department, University of Woolamaloo at December 05, 2012 01:58 PM (e0xKF)

255 But this is what I think about them. I think it's frankly sad, and I
think it's actually a betrayal of women to fill their heads with this
Cosmo Confuscianism -- and to insist to them that they're Not Really
Women unless they are constantly deranging their thoughts with
sabotaging their intellects with Meditations Upon a Bra-Strap.

******************************************************


BTW ace is right in his thinking here. Women like Judd who claim to be feminists are -- ironically -- selling women on what they call the Patriarchy, just wrapped in a pink bow and labeled "feminism." They, more than anyone else, are the ones reducing women to dancing vaginas in need of government funded birth control.

Posted by: angienc at December 05, 2012 01:59 PM (w3JGl)

256
I recently transitioned from a job in which it was largely an office of Males (although that was changing) to an office in which there are only 3 guys to about 8 gals. (And I'm part time, as is one of the other guys.)
Talk about a crazy transition. One of my former workers refered to it as the "estrogen barrier that forms when not enough men are there to break up the critical mass"
Or to put it more succinctly, my wife said "That many women together are going to be really bitchy." And boy they can be sometimes. It's like a giant click. I've taken to just keeping my head down and staying unnoticed because it's not pleasent to eat lunch with them (when they're not running the rumor mill, they're playing "hot or not" with TV stars.)
So yeah, to echo ace's point, Men aren't talking about your puffy face Ms. Judd (except to comment that the fact that it makes front page news is...bizzarre.) It's not the patriarchy, it's the matriarchy.

Posted by: tsrblke at December 05, 2012 01:59 PM (GaqMa)

257 "227 Didn't she marry one of them there racing car drivers?"

I always wondered if that Vitalic song My Friend Dario was about him.

Posted by: Tattoo De Plane at December 05, 2012 02:01 PM (i0vBR)

258 We'd make a great senator

Posted by: Ashleys Juggs at December 05, 2012 02:01 PM (vYB+W)

259 Uh, we were referring to Ms. Connelly, not Ms. Judd. I think. It can be hard to track here at teh HQ, and I've been diverting to my bunk for assessment of evidence from time to time.
Posted by: Brother Cavil at December 05, 2012 01:49 PM (GBXon)

Sorry. Connelly is still smoking. That lymie bastard lucky enough to marry her can go to hell. And damn it, he was even good in Margin Call. Lucky Fuck.

Posted by: Hollywood Accountants at December 05, 2012 02:01 PM (vGtOG)

260 Remember; When Mz. Judd sucks cock, she's servicing the Patriarchy!

It's the rules, yannow.

Posted by: dc at December 05, 2012 02:02 PM (UdPlZ)

261 The one good thing that might come from this is that someone brighter than Ashley Judd will decide that ole prune face is vulnerable and that they might give it a go.

Why isn't there an age limit on serving in Congress?

We have a minimum, why not a maximum?

After a certain point; you're old, you can't keep up, the newest technology/social paradigms are somewhat beyond your comprehension and you're OLD.

These dinosaurs that cling to their petty little fiefdoms until they keel over has got to stop.

Disclaimer: I am over 65 so I get to say this without any claims of ageism being flung my way.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at December 05, 2012 02:02 PM (3E2th)

262 Heather Locklear is a Republican and is still very pleasant to look at, as are Patricia Heaton and Janine Turner

Goes double for Angie Harmon

Posted by: kbdabear at December 05, 2012 02:03 PM (wwsoB)

263 Can we talk about her puffy boobs?

Posted by: Wm T Sherman at December 05, 2012 02:03 PM (w41GQ)

264 I think my biggest problem with this form of Trivial Feminism is this: It's the constant insistence of, "I am more than my Gender."

If that's "Trivial Feminism" then what do we call this?

“Women tend to be problem-solvers, we work together,” Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) told CBS. “They didn’t get there by swaggering around. They got there by getting things done.”

This one doesn't say "I am more than my Gender," it says "My gender is more than you." This is a kind of Superior Gender Feminism. Maybe they'll each form their own caucus within the Dem Senate ranks.

Posted by: CJ at December 05, 2012 02:03 PM (9KqcB)

265 She's full of shit. This patriarchy tripe is her branding endeavor for her target audience. She was never that great an actress, so she's transitioning into politics.

Posted by: Tattoo De Plane at December 05, 2012 02:03 PM (i0vBR)

266
btw, if they ever make a movie about Mitt Romney, he'd have to be played by Bruce Campbell.



Bruce looks a lot like Mitt, I just noticed.

Posted by: soothsayerI wrote a comment about that a few months ago here, and somebody came back and said "No, I'm not that good looking."I think Bruce Campbell lurks here on occasion. It was a nick and hash I have not seen before or since, and so I don't think it was one of the regulars socking an answer.

Posted by: Reader C.J. Burch is not Santa Claus at December 05, 2012 02:03 PM (RFeQD)

267 #24

Southern Mom? Hardly. Wynonna and Ashley grew up in the San Fernando Valley. They're Vals, just like the song.

#118

Because, you blithering idiot, none of those things are issues in the spread of the disease you've supposedly come here to be all concerned about.


I can't wait for the press interviews. "Ms. Judd, you've been filmed with no fewer than three actor's mouths on your breasts. Which one gave the best tongue action on your nipples?"

Posted by: epobirs at December 05, 2012 02:03 PM (kcfmt)

268 Posted by: tsrblke at December 05, 2012 01:59 PM (GaqMa)

Ever notice that most women once they get married really don't have a group of friends any longer. Some keep their BBF but they seem to distance themselves from group friendships any longer. Guys still desire to have that group friendship and interaction. Reminds me of a joke.

Q: Why can't Stevie Wonder go out with his friends anymore?

A: Because he's married

Posted by: polynikes at December 05, 2012 02:04 PM (m2CN7)

269 It wouldn't have made the character of Wesley / Leslie any less annoying.

Posted by: Brandon In Baton Rouge at December 05, 2012 01:50 PM (e0xKF)


Snerkel Snerkel Snerkel!

Posted by: Snerkel at December 05, 2012 02:05 PM (XvHmy)

270 “Women tend to be problem-solvers, we work together,” Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) told CBS. “They didn’t get there by swaggering around. They got there by getting things done.”

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Wasn't this the dumbfuck who asked Sotomayor if she was on Team Edward during her SCOTUS confirmation hearing?

Posted by: Brandon In Baton Rouge at December 05, 2012 02:05 PM (e0xKF)

271
“Women tend to be problem-solvers, we work together,” Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) told CBS. “They didn’t get there by swaggering around. They got there by getting things done.”



Work together? On what? Tearing down one of their number who isn't there?


Getting things done ... like their hair, their nails, their makeup ...

Posted by: Jay Guevara at December 05, 2012 02:05 PM (4u2LN)

272 If she debates in a sting bikini I'll watch with the sound off ... otherwise not so interested ...

Posted by: JeffC at December 05, 2012 02:05 PM (A3tpD)

273
246, great handle for this thread

"Gee, that looks like FUN!"

Posted by: spongeworthy at December 05, 2012 02:05 PM (r5w1L)

274 Poor Dario.

Posted by: nip at December 05, 2012 02:05 PM (11Tdq)

275 I wonder if she does "stuff".

Posted by: nip at December 05, 2012 02:06 PM (11Tdq)

276 Nothing says, "I'm not taking my husband's last name because I'm resisting the Patriarchy," quite like insisting on keeping your grandfather's last name.

Posted by: BuddyPC at December 05, 2012 02:06 PM (jfUIE)

277 You can pretty much do a find and replace in any piece that concerns "the Patriarchy" and replace it with the words "the Devil," and you wouldn't change the meaning much if at all.

Posted by: Alec Leamas at December 05, 2012 02:07 PM (mg08E)

278 Since Jenna Jameson supported Romney, can we get her to run against Harry Reid? She's a Nevada native


Posted by: kbdabear at December 05, 2012 02:08 PM (wwsoB)

279 The biggest problem with Ashley Judd is that you can't watch the damn Indy 500 these days without seeing a billion shots of her puffy face sitting on top of the pit box cheering on Dario Judd. I'm watching to see skilled drivers take 800-horsepower cars around in 225 mph circles, not watch some has-been low-talent bimbette actress in her stupid floppy hat and big sunglasses as she cheers on her pussy-whipped Scottish husband.

Now if it was Kate Upton in a sundress and stupid floppy hat instead of Ashley Judd, I might think differently. But, y'know, I'm a member of the Patriarchy, and that's How We Roll.

Posted by: Moose4 at December 05, 2012 02:09 PM (W15Fy)

280
Nothing says, "I'm not taking my husband's last name because I'm resisting the Patriarchy," quite like insisting on keeping your grandfather's last name.



I love the name bullshit. Eventually some names gotta go, so which will those be? All these ninnies are doing is kicking the can down the road to another generation.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at December 05, 2012 02:11 PM (4u2LN)

281
Kentucky is full of Jacksonian Democrats. And Baptists.

Ashley Judd would be about as popular there as bucket of warm piss. She wouldn't even get out of the primaries.


She can talk all she wants, but most Kentuckians are too hardheaded and practical to vote for someone like her.
You may mock Mitch McConnell's performance as Minority Leader of the Senate, but he pays attention to his voter's needs back home. He stays connected to the home folks.
This was also the state that elected Rand Paul to the Senate.

Ashley Judd, not so much.

Posted by: Reader C.J. Burch is not Santa Claus at December 05, 2012 02:12 PM (RFeQD)

282 she's an embarrassment to real wimmins, using all those big words and shit.

Posted by: kevlarchick at December 05, 2012 02:12 PM (+dlqq)

283 256-I predict a long Marriage, for thou know the secret: KEEP YOUR HEAD DOWN.


If perhaps you are already a multi-year-man, I rest my case.

Posted by: nip at December 05, 2012 02:12 PM (11Tdq)

284 I suppose I'm also not the only one to notice that the gender studies bullshit seems to increase as the woman in question ages past her prime as someone making bank and getting the ego boost from all of the evil "male gazes."

I fear she's really saying "hey, now that everyone's looking at Jessica Alba instead of me, can we stop putting so much emphasis on a woman's looks?"

Posted by: Alec Leamas at December 05, 2012 02:12 PM (mg08E)

285 Recall in 2008 everyone laughed at the idea of Senator Al Franken.
Just sayin....

Posted by: Mr. Moo Moo at December 05, 2012 02:13 PM (HDgX3)

286
When is the last time you used the funny put-down phrase the lights are on but nobody's home?

a) the late '80's
b) the 90's
c) never because I live in a cave

Posted by: soothsayer at December 05, 2012 02:13 PM (jUytm)

287
Confound you, not the top post!

Posted by: soothsayer at December 05, 2012 02:14 PM (jUytm)

288 Robert Loggia would make his libtard challengers wet their pants.
Tony Sirico, who played Paulie Walnuts on The SopranosFrom his Wiki page;Sirico has stated that politically he is a "far-to-the-right Republican".


The brain-dead voters want celebrity? I say we give it to them, starting with the gentlemen listed above.

Posted by: RushBabe at December 05, 2012 02:17 PM (tQHzJ)

289 When is the last time you used the funny put-down phrase the lights are on but nobody's home?

I consider that to be a timeless classic. OK semi-classic.

Posted by: eleven at December 05, 2012 02:21 PM (KXm42)

290 I like how these clowns always want to run for the Senate. You know, because they're too good for The House, or something.

You ain't seen nothin' yet. We had an unknown black woman run for school board. She lost by epic proportions. Then she challenged Randy Forbes (R) for congress. She came within 11,000 votes of him. Wait till Jim Webb steps down. She'll probably win.

Posted by: RushBabe at December 05, 2012 02:24 PM (tQHzJ)

291 The ONLY thing she should be "mulling" is making me a sandwich.

Posted by: Killah Beeb's Chaperone at December 05, 2012 02:25 PM (v/itI)

292 Disagree. She has been cute. But she will always be her sister's sister. I am not aware of her oeuvre, but I bet she headed downhill fast at 23.

Lights, hair, and makeup can work miracles. So she has a noticeably Puffy Face after Hollywood's best have had at her. As FPS Russian says, "Not. Gooood."

Posted by: Hollywood Accountants at December 05, 2012 01:44 PM (vGtOG)

I believe they were talking about Jennifer Connelly, not Ashley Judd right there.

Posted by: KG at December 05, 2012 02:26 PM (p7BzH)

293 Puff piece?

Puff piece of ass when she was hot, baby!

Posted by: Fritz at December 05, 2012 02:27 PM (ZA675)

294 "I think Bruce Campbell lurks here on occasion."
===============

Bruce, like 98% of his peers, is a braindead libtard. You can find evidence of this in his Twitter feed. He may not be as big a jerk about it as, say, Alec Baldwin or that loser who screwed the pie, but I highly doubt he'd lurk here.

Posted by: Kensington at December 05, 2012 02:32 PM (H84UO)

295 "Recall in 2008 everyone laughed at the idea of Senator Al Franken.
Just sayin...."

===============

That is a good point, but so far guys like Franken still have to use voter fraud to win their elections.

Maybe not for much longer, though.

Posted by: Kensington at December 05, 2012 02:33 PM (H84UO)

296 She won't be able to win in Kentucky, so I'm not worried.

You need a blue-leaning state (like Minnesota) to pull off the zero experience celebrity politician bid.

Also, Ashley is about as big a carpet bagger as they come, and her nude pics aren't going to sell in the Bible Belt.

I'd relish going against her if I was McConnell.

Posted by: McAdams at December 05, 2012 02:34 PM (8s3E6)

297 Of the females who were called in to discuss the matter, nearly all of them fell into the "not pretty enough", "not popular enough", and/or "daddy issues' camps.

==========================

I was not popular with boys in high school, but I signed a modeling contract with a top agency when I got out of the military. Did I have daddy issues? Sure, but I never asked them to abuse me when growing up. Just like I never asked that petty officer to lie about inspecting my quarters when getting the key to my barracks and letting himself in at 4am with a case of beer (I was 1 mistakenly believing my roommate was gone. I knew him socially, because I was friends with his girlfriend from this crop of students. I hung out with the older guys, fraternizing and staying out past curfew. But it wasn't my idea to come forward when they court martialed and discharged him. I was given an order at captain's mass, because my roommate reported him and they wanted to bring a case against him for raping another officer's 15 yo. You say women get bitchy when there's too much estrogen in one place. Well, the military is the definition of concentrated testosterone, volatility and aggression. Especially the enlisted ranks where many barely missed jail.

Posted by: Tattoo De Plane at December 05, 2012 02:36 PM (i0vBR)

298
Ashley Judd is a celebrity now? How come I've never even heard of her? Guess I've got to get my nose out of the books and into the land of televisioin brain softeners. Either that or visit Kentucky> Is she from there? How do you live in Kentucky and get to be a celebrity unless you're a horse or a piece of fried chicken? Seriously now, I'm all in favor of regular, ordinary people running for Congress. They could do no worse than the class of elite professional politicians we have created and they probably would do a whole lot better as representatives of our values and beliefs. I'm sick to death of rock stars, movie folks, TV people and the fabled "rich and famous" believingthey know how to get things done. What they are good at is dressing well, looking good and giving imperious orders. No mas!

Posted by: Chas T at December 05, 2012 02:38 PM (RIK55)

299 I read a synopsis of her book: she was abused either by everyone she met, nuts, or is incredibly thinned-skinned and likes to blame her Mommy for everything. Or all three in a multiple choice quiz (note: I did not read book and never will read book).

The Senate seems a perfect fit for her.

Maybe Cher will run as well to replace Pelosi.

Posted by: ChristyBlinky, raving lunatic about Benghazi at December 05, 2012 02:48 PM (baL2B)

300 Q: Why did Dario Franchitti kiss the Yard of Bricks at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway after each of his three Indy 500 wins?

A: It was better than having to kiss Ashley

Posted by: Mmack at December 05, 2012 03:02 PM (nnDAQ)

301 Excellent, Ace.

Posted by: John the Libertarian at December 05, 2012 03:06 PM (oshol)

302 As a Kentuckian, I have to say that she'd have a hard time outside of Lexington and Louisville. Even the Cincinnati suburbs are pretty conservative anymore - Northern KY has a pretty powerful Tea Party chapter. Her very vocalopposition to coal and pro-choice views would be her undoing. KY is losing coal revenue money fast and it's only going to get worse. By the time she's ready to run people will be scared shitless and pissed as hell and won't give her the time of day.

Posted by: shinypie at December 05, 2012 04:01 PM (Kz85k)

303 I seem to remember conservatives giving all kinds of kudos to Clint Eastwood for rambling at an empty chair. Long past his prime Ted Nugent regularly rails at the Washington Times. Libs aren't the only ones taken with celebs.

Posted by: libfreak50 at December 05, 2012 04:05 PM (hpPAv)

304 The men who engage in gossip blogs are likely not patriarchs, nor do they have the inclination to become patriarchs.

Posted by: Mikey NTH - sees the gods of the copybook headings on the horizon at December 05, 2012 04:38 PM (hLRSq)

305
Someone asked for pictures of Miranda Kerr. You ask, I deliver:

http://preview.tinyurl.com/adkxs6g

Posted by: I R A Darth Aggie ® at December 05, 2012 04:42 PM (1hM1d)

306 Umm Ashley who? Oh yeah that girl old hag who had that TV show that lasted one episode.

Posted by: Oldcrow at December 05, 2012 08:16 PM (WxSk8)

307 I'm always skeptical of women who whine about "objectification by men", but at the same time make a great deal of money from the objectification of their appearance, and assist their success by focusing attention on intimate body parts. Not judging their career choice, but you can't have it both ways.

Thanks for the puff piece on puffy! But why aren't you impressed by her one-year Masters from Harvard, and her undergrad degree in French- (which for three decades, she overlooked that she had earned ) ? If she runs against McConnell I will be interested in finding out how Harvard wanted someone with that unimpressive academic stature. Might have to check around.

Posted by: I'd rather be surfin at December 05, 2012 08:26 PM (OTWsz)

308 303
I seem to remember conservatives giving all kinds of kudos to Clint
Eastwood for rambling at an empty chair. Long past his prime Ted Nugent
regularly rails at the Washington Times. Libs aren't the only ones taken
with celebs.

Posted by: libfreak50 at December 05, 2012 04:05 PM (hpPAv)It isn't the celebrity element we're criticizing. It's the stuck-on-stupid part.

Posted by: John the Libertarian at December 05, 2012 08:34 PM (oshol)

309 I don't know how you morons and moronettes accomplish simple block editing like italics on this site. It never works for me.

Posted by: John the Libertarian at December 05, 2012 08:35 PM (oshol)

310 35 She's confused.

Just because she portrayed a smart woman in a movie does not make her one herself.

Undergrad degree in French, which she thought she had left incomplete by one class for 3 decades. Tell me what sort of idiot leaves a college degree incomplete over one class? Something unusual occurred over that situation. Wakes up in 2007? and discovers that she had enough credits to ask for her diploma. Gets an honorary doctorate in 2010, and one year later earns a masters from Harvard. Sounds consistent, right? I'm thinking she hired a body double to attend classes and write her thesis.

Posted by: I'd rather be surfin at December 05, 2012 08:40 PM (OTWsz)

311 I was becoming ticked while listening to various idiots enthuse over her potential campaign, her "intelligence" her Harvard masters and so on, but now I'm beginning to like the idea of her running after all. Bring it on, Ashley, dear.. we'll be waiting for you.

Posted by: I'd rather be surfin at December 05, 2012 08:44 PM (OTWsz)

312 I get the last word

Posted by: L is screaming, show up damn SMOD! at December 06, 2012 02:32 AM (0PiQ4)






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