Craig T. Nelson

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    Aug 20, 2009 3:42 AM GMT
    As reported by the Huffington Post:

    "As the Huffington Post's Jason Linkins pointed out, Actor Craig T. Nelson, perhaps best known his role in the TV series Coach, appeared on the Glenn Beck show last night and unleashed an impassioned rant against taxes. Railing against -- what appeared to be -- the entire idea of government in general, Nelson told Beck he is "really thinking about" not paying any income taxes.

    Nelson went on to refer to himself as "a fiscally responsible grandfather" and said he's being roped into paying for government programs he doesn't believe in. "I've been on welfare and food stamps...did anyone help me?" Nelson said, perhaps not realizing that welfare and food stamps are actually forms of government aid."

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    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2009/05/29/video-craig-t-nelson-s-gl_n_209024.html

    Isn't it ironic when someone received gov't assistance, but complains when the gov't wants to help others as well. Reminds me of people in Florida complaining about taxes, but once a hurricane hits they expect/want the federal gov't to help them out.
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    Aug 20, 2009 3:51 AM GMT
    Just like the woman at one these healthcare townhalls yelling, "keep your damned government hands off my medicare!" May be she could the first one to go by Youth In Asia! icon_rolleyes.gif

    Amazing what happens when you stir up the sheep and they start to stampede!
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    Aug 20, 2009 3:59 AM GMT
    I guy I know use to complain all the time about his tax dollars going to welfare. Now he is HIV+, getting his meds from the State, been in drug treatment programs, and lived in and out of half-way houses. Somehow he views the assistance he gets as being different from when others received assistance.
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    Aug 21, 2009 11:05 AM GMT



    Craig, loved you in Poltergeist.

    Music by Jerry Goldsmith.

    Pay your fucking taxes like the rest of us.
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    Aug 21, 2009 11:49 AM GMT
    I had forgotten how bad "Poltergeist" actually was.
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    Aug 21, 2009 11:49 AM GMT
    Oooh, maybe he'll be the new neo-con poster boy. He's white, he's angry and he doesn't let silly things like publicly announcing that he's 1) is too stupid to know that the services he used are actually paid for by taxpayers 2) that it proves himself to be the world's greatest hypocrite for using those services. He might just be over qualified.
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    Aug 21, 2009 12:35 PM GMT
    This is the same element that annoys me about most of the town hall meetings. Majority of the protesters are old people. On Medicare. Meaning they already have government run health care that runs just fine. And it's not even single payer. It's paid for by the rest of us who're still working!

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    UrsaMajor saidI had forgotten how bad "Poltergeist" actually was.


    I love that movie. It's terrifically cheesy and spooky at the same time. That scene where the scientist guy rips off his face gets me every time! (Maybe it's because I saw it back in the 80s when I was a kid, lol.)
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    Aug 22, 2009 2:11 AM GMT

    QUOTE AUTHOR GOES HERE
    I love that movie. It's terrifically cheesy and spooky at the same time. That scene where the scientist guy rips off his face gets me every time! (Maybe it's because I saw it back in the 80s when I was a kid, lol.)
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    Agreed,

    I thought it was well-written and well acted. It was not terribly frightening to me, but I love the fact that it was character driven and the score was nominated for an academy award... deservedly so. Unfortunately, that was also the same year E.T. was released and John Williams scooped up yet another win, though that was well-deserved also.
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    Aug 22, 2009 6:34 AM GMT
    I saw part of that interview on The Daily Show, but I missed the intro and I didn't recognize Nelson. Too bad he's being such a jerk.

    He was wonderful onstage about 12 years ago in Ah, Wilderness! at Lincoln Center. I'd never watched his series so he was kind of new to me, though I'd seen Poltergeist.
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    Aug 22, 2009 6:45 AM GMT
    I'm all for debate on the topic of health care, insurance reform, FDA reform, public option, etc. I want it to be an honest debate, not this manufactured bullshit.

    The people who Fox News highlights never get past the insane, false, hypocritical, Godwin's Law crap that has nothing to do with the topic. I hope it's a sign they will lose this war.
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    Aug 22, 2009 7:35 AM GMT
    UrsaMajor saidI had forgotten how bad "Poltergeist" actually was.


    Amen. I hate that movie. The horror movie that wasn't...