Friday, May 20, 2011

Peter Fonda calls Obama "Traitor" at Cannes

Cannes, France - Peter Fonda launched a four-letter attack on US President Barack Obama at the Cannes film festival on Wednesday, calling him a traitor over the handling of the aftermath of the Gulf oil spill.
The star of the 1969 road movie "Easy Rider" was in Cannes for the premiere of "The Big Fix" by Rebecca and Josh Tickell, the only feature documentary in the official selection at the Cannes film festival this year.
Fonda -- a keen environmentalist and co-producer of the film which centres on the explosion of the BP oil rig Deepwater Horizon, the ensuing spill and its consequences -- accused Washington of trying to gag reporting on the issue.
"I sent an email to President Obama saying, 'You are a f(expletive) traitor,' using those words... 'You're a traitor, you allowed foreign boots on our soil telling our military -- in this case the coastguard -- what they can and could not do, and telling us, the citizens of the United States, what we could or could not do'."
Fonda, who said he sent the email last week, appears in "The Big Fix" trying to get on to Louisiana beaches to assess the impact of the biggest oil spill in US history, only to be turned away by BP clean-up personnel.
Speaking at a press event at the American Pavilion to promote the film, Fonda denounced BP as "a bunch of Brits -- I thought we kicked them out a long time ago. They tried to get back in in 1812, but they didn't make it."

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Hollywood is Turning on Obama

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Cindy Crawford is now backing Romney?

Actress and model Cindy Crawford supported President Obama in 2008, but has not yet committed to backing him in 2012. 
Crawford's appearance at a Mitt Romney fundraising event on Monday sparked a lot of chatter that she has turned on Obama. But that's not accurate, according to her publicist, Annett Wolf.  
Wolf told The Hill Tuesday afternoon that “at this time, [Crawford] is not aligned with anyone politically.”
The controversy started Monday when Romney spokesman Eric Fehrnstrom tweeted: “Cindy Crawford appears in a demonstration video at Romney call day to show people how to use ComMitt fundraising software.”
The “call day” Fehrnstrom refers to was held on Monday in Las Vegas, where about 800 Romney supporters placed telephone calls to raise money for the likely 2012 GOP presidential candidate. 
Wolf said Crawford appeared at the event as a favor to Tagg Romney, who is a friend of Crawford's and the son of the ex-Massachusetts governor. Wolf added that like many other people, Crawford is undecided on who she will support in 2012. 
Crawford was among the many celebrities who backed Obama for president in 2008, contributing to his campaign as well as sporting a pro-Obama T-shirt.

Friday, May 6, 2011 Redirects Users to Obama's Campaign Website

Obama's not one to "spike the football" after a victory (or after killing Osama bin Laden), but it seems his campaign team (or some of his ardent supporters) doesn't feel the same way. Check -- it redirects users to Obama's campaign website, Could it be that his reelection campaign made this call? Or is it just a couple of his most steadfast supporters?
According to this domain lookup website, the website was purchased yesterday, May 4. The purchaser, though, remains anonymous.