Compare Hollywood Bunch to Bush and other U.S. Leaders

  1. Compare Hollywood Bunch to Bush and other U.S. Leaders

    I find this comparison very interesting:

    Who's Smarter?

    by Cindy Osborne

    The Hollywood group is at it again. Holding anti-war rallies, screaming about
    the Bush Administration, running ads in major newspapers, defaming the
    President and his Cabinet every chance they get, to anyone and everyone who
    will listen. They publicly defile them and call them names like "stupid" ,
    "morons", and "idiots". Jessica Lange went so far as to tell a crowd in Spain
    that she hates President Bush and is embarrassed to be an American.

    So, just how "ignorant" are these people who are running the country?

    Let's look at the biographies of these "stupid", "ignorant" , "moronic"
    leaders, and then at the celebrities who are castigating them:

    President George W. Bush:

    Received a Bachelors Degree from Yale University and an MBA from Harvard
    Business School. He served as an F-102 pilot for the Texas Air National
    Guard. He began his career in the oil and gas business in Midland in 1975 and
    worked in the energy industry until 1986.

    He was elected Governor on November 8, 1994, with 53.5 percent of the vote.
    In a historic re-election victory, he became the first Texas Governor to be
    elected to consecutive four-year terms onNovember 3, 1998 winning 68.6
    percent of the vote.

    In 1998 Governor Bush won 49 percent of the Hispanic vote, 27 percent of the
    African-American vote, 27 percent of Democrats and 65 percent of women. He
    won more Texas counties, 240 of 254, than any modern Republican other than
    Richard Nixon in 1972 and is the first Republican gubernatorial candidate to
    win the heavily Hispanic and Democratic border counties of El Paso, Cameron
    and Hidalgo.

    Someone began circulating a false story about his I.Q. being lower than any
    other President. If you believed it, you might want to go to URBANLEGENDS.COM
    and see the truth.

    Vice President Dick Cheney:

    Earned a B.A. in 1965 and a M.A. in 1966, both in political science. Two
    years later, he won an American Political Science Association congressional
    fellowship. One of Vice President Cheney's primary duties is to share with
    individuals, members of Congress and foreign leaders, President Bush's vision
    to strengthen our economy, secure our homeland and win the War on Terrorism.

    In his official role as President of the Senate, Vice President Cheney
    regularly goes to Capital Hill to meet with Senators and members of the House
    of Representatives to work on the Administration's legislative goals. In his
    travels as Vice President, he has seen first hand the great demands the war
    on terrorism is placing on the men and women of our military, and he is proud
    of the tremendous job they are doing for the United States of America.

    Secretary of State Colin Powell:

    Educated in the New York City public schools, graduating from the City
    College of New York (CCNY), where he earned a Bachelor's Degree in geology.
    He also participated in ROTC at CCNY and received a commission as an Army
    second lieutenant upon graduation in June 1958.

    His further academic achievements include a Master of Business Administration
    Degree from George Washington University. Secretary Powell is the recipient
    of numerous U.S. and foreign military awards and decorations.

    Secretary Powell's civilian awards include two Presidential Medals of
    Freedom, the President's Citizens Medal, the Congressional Gold Medal, the
    Secretary of State Distinguished Service Medal, and the Secretary of Energy
    Distinguished Service Medal. Several schools and other institutions have been
    named in his honor and he holds honorary degrees from universities and
    colleges across the country. (Note: He retired as a Four Star General in the
    United States Army)

    Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld:

    Attended Princeton University on Scholarship (AB, 1954) and served in the
    U.S. Navy (1954-57) as a
    Naval aviator; Congressional Assistant to Rep. Robert Griffin (R-MI),
    1957-59; U.S. Representative, Illinois, 1962-69; Assistant to the President,
    Director of the Office of Economic Opportunity, Director of the Cost of
    Living Council, 1969-74; U.S. Ambassador to NATO, 1973-74; head of
    Presidential Transition Team, 1974; Assistant to the President, Director of
    White House Office of Operations, White House Chief of Staff, 1974-77;
    Secretary of Defense, 1975-77.

    Secretary of Homeland Security Tom Ridge:

    Raised in a working class family in veterans' public housing in Erie. He
    earned a scholarship to Harvard, graduating with honors in 1967. After his
    first year at The Dickinson School of Law, he was drafted into the U.S. Army,
    where he served as an infantry staff sergeant in Vietnam, earning the Bronze
    Star for Valor.

    After returning to Pennsylvania, he earned his Law Degree and was in private
    practice before becoming Assistant District Attorney in Erie County. He was
    elected to Congress in 1982. He was the first enlisted Vietnam combat veteran
    elected to the U.S. House, and was overwhelmingly re-elected six times.

    National Security Advisor Condoleezza Rice:

    Earned her Bachelor's Degree in Political Science, Cum Laude and Phi Beta
    Kappa, from the University of Denver in 1974; her Master's from the
    University of Notre Dame in 1975; and her Ph.D. from the Graduate School of
    International Studies at the University of Denver in 1981. (Note: Rice
    enrolled at the University of Denver at the age of 15, graduating at 19 with
    a Bachelor's Degree
    in Political Science (Cum Laude).

    She earned a Master's Degree at the University of Notre Dame and a Doctorate
    from the University of Denver's Graduate School of International Studies.
    Both of her advanced degrees are also in Political Science.)

    She is a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and has been
    awarded Honorary Doctorates from Morehouse College in 1991, the University of
    Alabama in 1994, and the University of Notre Dame in 1995. At Stanford, she
    has been a member of the Center for International Security and Arms Control,
    a Senior Fellow of the Institute for International Studies, and a Fellow (by
    courtesy) of the Hoover Institution.

    Her books include Germany Unified and Europe Transformed (1995) with Philip
    Zelikow, The Gorbachev Era (1986) with Alexander Dallin, and Uncertain
    Allegiance: The Soviet Union and the Czechoslovak Army (1984). She also has
    written numerous articles on Soviet and East European foreign and defense
    policy, and has addressed audiences in settings ranging from the U.S.
    Ambassador's Residence in Moscow to the Commonwealth Club to the 1992 and
    2000 Republican
    National Conventions.

    >From 1989 through March 1991, the period of German reunification and the
    final days of the Soviet Union, she served in the Bush Administration as
    Director, and then Senior Director, of Soviet and East European Affairs in
    the National Security Council, and a Special Assistant to the President for
    National Security Affairs. In 1986, while an international affairs fellow of
    the Council on Foreign Relations, she served as Special Assistant to the
    Director of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.

    In 1997, she served on the Federal Advisory Committee on Gender - Integrated
    Training in the Military. She was a member of the boards of directors for the
    Chevron Corporation, the Charles Schwab Corporation, the William and Flora
    Hewlett Foundation, the University of Notre Dame, the International Advisory
    Council of J.P. Morgan and the San Francisco Symphony Board of Governors. She
    was a Founding Board member of the Center for a New Generation, an
    educational support fund for schools in East Palo Alto and East Menlo Park,
    California and was Vice President of the Boys and Girls Club of the

    In addition, her past board service has encompassed such organizations as
    Transamerica Corporation, Hewlett Packard, the Carnegie Corporation, Carnegie
    Endowment for International Peace, The Rand Corporation, the National Council
    for Soviet and East European Studies, the Mid-Peninsula Urban Coalition and
    KQED, public broadcasting for San Francisco. Born November 14, 1954 in
    Birmingham, Alabama, she resides in Washington, D.C.

    So who are these celebrities? What is their education? What is their
    experience in affairs of State or in National Security?

    While I will defend to the death their right to express their opinions, I
    think that if they are going to call into question the intelligence of our
    leaders, we should also have all the facts on their educations and background:

    Barbra Streisand: Completed high school Career: Singing and acting

    Cher: Dropped out of school in 9th grade. Career: Singing and acting.

    Martin Sheen: Flunked exam to enter University of Dayton. Career: Acting

    Jessica Lange: Dropped out college mid-freshman year. Career: Acting

    Alec Baldwin: Dropped out of George Washington U. after scandal. Career:

    Julia Roberts: Completed high school. Career: Acting

    Sean Penn: Completed High school. Career: Acting

    Susan Sarandon: Degree in Drama from Catholic University of America in
    Washington, D.C. Career: Acting

    Ed Asner: Completed High school. Career: Acting

    George Clooney: Dropped out of University of Kentucky. Career: Acting

    Michael Moore: Dropped out first year University of Michigan. Career: Movie

    Sarah Jessica Parker: Completed High School. Career: Acting

    Jennifer Anniston: Completed High School. Career: Acting

    Mike Farrell: Completed High school. Career: Acting

    Janeane Garofelo: Dropped out of College. Career: Stand up comedienne

    Larry Hagman: Attended Bard College for one year. Career: Acting

    While comparing the education and experience of these two groups, we should
    also remember that President Bush and his cabinet are briefed daily, even
    hourly, on the War on Terror and threats to our security.

    They are privy to information gathered around the world concerning the Middle
    East, the threats to America, the intentions of terrorists and
    terrorist-supporting governments. They are in constant communication with the
    CIA, the FBI, Interpol, NATO, The United Nations, our own military, and that
    of our allies around the world.

    We cannot simply believe that we have full knowledge of the threats because
    we watch CNN! We cannot believe that we are in any way as informed as our

  2. good post; i didn't realize how poor the education was for the hollywood bunch

    hell i've got much better education than any of them

  3. Originally posted by Bean
    good post; i didn't realize how poor the education was for the hollywood bunch

    hell i've got much better education than any of them
    most people do....and i didnt either...i figured a few of 'em would at least have a degree in theater from a college....but they dont even have that. I dont have a problem with any of 'em disagreeing (however misguided ) but to say you are ashamed to be an American...and that little visit of Penn's to Iraq...i better not get started

  4. My SAT score was 200 points higher than President Bush's and I read, and Israeli intelligence outlet, for my news on the war; as well as correlating different articles from many different countries on Google news. I really have nothing bad to say about Powell, I think he should've run for president.

    Although we don't have access to daily briefings from our own private intelligence agencies, we still have a responsibility, as members of a democratic society, to have an informed say in the way we're governed. War is here, it's time for unification of will. If anyone really hates Bush that much, write your congressman, tell them to vote against him; hell, even impeach him. But don't whine to the rest of the world. He's not perfect; but for now, he's our leader, and should be treated as such.

  5. I already posted this under the title "who's smarter?"

  6. Originally posted by John Benz
    I already posted this under the title "who's smarter?"
    guess i belong in the hollywood celebrity group


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