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Jodie Foster was on the Daily Show tonight

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by nwilliams, Sep 12, 2007.

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  1. nwilliams

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    Anyone else catch that interview with Jodie Foster tonight on the Daily Show:fire:

    Most of the interview was about guns and of course it ended with her anti comment:

    "I don't believe that kind of power should be in the hands of feeling human beings.....maybe robots or something" :scrutiny:

    The other comment she made was on carrying:

    "If you carry a gun in your pocket it changes how you walk, how you think and how you meet people"

    Hmmm...that's funny Jodie I didn't realize you were such an expert on the matter but of course you're right.

    It changes how I walk: I'm a little weighted on one side.
    It changes how I think: I think I more secure and I think I have the means to protect my life.
    It changes how I meet people: I've met lots of new people over the years when I go to the range to practice.
    :banghead:
     
  2. dscottw88

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    Let the crazed women make her movies and talk to who she wants. Life knows I dont care what she thinks and you couldn't pay me $8 for a ticket to see anything with her in it. Sheesh... silly celebrities think they know everything.
     
  3. Bunkerbuster

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    She's just better off playing "NELL" :fire:
     
  4. Titan6

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    I can't figure if her new movie is pro or anti... from the commercials it looks like a female version of ''Death Wish'' with Jodie playing Charles Bronson.

    Maybe she was talking about the guns she carrys in the movie or maybe she as conducting research... hard to say.
     
  5. HKUSP45C

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    I don't know, I've always liked her as an actress. Movies are a big hobby of mine too. If I boycotted movies of every celebrity who didn't agree with me on political points of view or the finer aspects of daily living and how best to do it, I don't suppose I'd ever watch another one. Even then how far do you take it? Boycott directors, producers, wardobe technicians ect.

    It doesn't sound like she was campaigning to have every gun in private hands confiscated. It sounds like she was sharing a personal point of view on how the world should work. Not everyone who doesn't like guns or see a benevolent purpose in carrying them is a mortal enemy of mine.

    Sometimes, you just have to agree to disagree.

    For all we know, she has carried a gun in her pocket. She may very well be describing her own feelings. Even if that's not the case, I certainly see no harm in her "guessing" what other people feel based on either her observations or her beliefs. Heck some friends of mine charge ~$200 an hour to guess what their patients feel AND my friends don't like guns either. We still somehow manage to endure each others company, in spite of that small barrier.
     
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    “Enjoy the art and forget about the person” is my motto. This applies to any and all artists. I don't give a damn what the political position of any actor, singer, dancer, painter, sculptor and so on consists of. Especially actors, since many of them don't have much of an education, some of them didn't even finish high school. My only criterion is whether or not they are good at their art. Foster is good at her art.
     
  7. Geno

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    I don't know...I'm convinced...she shouldn't own or carry firearms.

    Now, for me, well that's a different story. I'm smart enough to be able chew gum and walk, so I can carry.

    Of course, her expert knowledge of the subject is appreciated. :rolleyes:
     
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    She thinks we should give guns to ROBOTS!?!?!

    Robots are the reason we should all have guns. Doesn't anyone remember Skynet?
     
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    These are actors playing a role. The role may be based on a true life (although embellished) event or person, but the actor isn't anything more than a pretender.Kind of like presidential candidates.Just playing a role.Don't let them think for you because they show up on the Daily Show.
     
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    Simply said I didn't like her. I might sit through a movie if someone handed me a twenty but thats on a good day. Forgive me though, for some reason I thought I could post a personal opinion w/o catching flack. haha... silly me.
     
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    I do agree that sometimes we have a tendancy to meld the actor and the character. These people are professional actors who get paid a tremendous amount of money for what they do. I don't expect the role to carry over to their personal convictions. An exceptional majority of Hollywood is anti 2nd ammendment. but what do you expect from mental defectives? I will give them credit for their art, but not for being sensible red blooded Americans. There are the red states, and then there is Hollywood, to most Americans, these people are so far removed from reality, that they might as well be speaking Martian, yet these elitists think that they represent our mindset, true, they shape alot of young minds via popular culture, but I doubt a rancher in Montana or a hard working plumber in West Virginia is listening to a hill of beans they are saying.
    Furthermore, Jodie Fosters new film promotes a dangerous depiction of vigilanty behaivior that does not promote a good depiction and case for concealed carry and RKBA. A female Charles Bronson is not my idea of promoting lawful self protection, RKBA, and CCW.
     
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    I used to like the daily show, but honestly its turned into a liberal humor show that kind of gets tireing after a while,.:/
     
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    She speaks as if this is something she's done. Naybe it is true for certain people, so if she has carried before and it turned her into a "different person", then she probably shouldn't carry...

    The thing that troubles me is that just because she shouldn't, she thinks she knows what's best for everybody... She should mind her own business and not carry a gun herself.
     
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    Hollywood types actually saying they know whats best for the rest of us.
    What a new concept!! (sarcasm):eek::)
     
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    John Hinckley should have picked someone else to be obsessed with. She's not that hot, and judging by her quotes she suffers the curse of being a borderline imbecile as well.
     
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    In the words of Laura Ingraham, "Shut up and sing" (or "act" as the case may be). I realize that Ms. Foster is entitled to her opinion regarding firearms. But her being an actress of some note (whether one likes her or not) does not give her opinion any more objective weight. Unfortunately, too many people are willing to attribute expertise to those with celebrity status. :rolleyes:
     
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    I'd contend that being an actress of some note actually gives her opinion LESS objective weight.

    Celebrities and the uber rich do not live in the same world as the common man, and are least qualified to discuss how it ought to be run.
     
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    I disagree with her but what the heck, I still enjoyed "Silence of the Lambs".
    And this movie looks good too.

    I once read that the new James Bond (can't recall his name) does not even like guns.
    So what, that last Bond movie still kicked ass!


    I don't really care about the personal opinions of actors or other celebs so long as they make good movies.
     
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    Meh. What do you expect? It was Jodie Foster on the Daily Show.

    Daniel Craig, the newest Bond is part of the generation of Brainwashed Brits who allowed their country to be disarmed. It's not a surprise that he doesn't like civilians with firearms.

    *shrug*
     
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    I have to admit, when I carry, (yes, some people in this Nazi-like, anti-CCW State do carry anyhow), I do tend to say "make my day", and "do ya feel lucky Punk?" alot more.
     
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    what do you expect from a blonde that played the role of teen prostitute as a starter? she made this new film using a pistol to make $$ and hypocritically says carry isn't for the populace?
    she is an airhead believing she's competent and I suspect a man-hater.
     
  22. JohnL2

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    Easy fellas.

    I get the feeling that the trolls and lurkers that read this site do not
    understand that we kid around here a lot. Wow, the internet is a place where people go to let loose, blow off some steam, and even act silly. Go figure.
    Also, I have yet to read anything on here that seriously hints at or advocates vigilantism; what I assume this movie is purportedly depicting. I bet anything that Jodie Foster is a nice person, she is in a business with a lot of mentally and emotionally unstable people. Can you blame her for the opinion that she has?
     
  23. WuzYoungOnceToo

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    You don't hold adults responsible for their own views?

    The hypocrisy illustrated is similar to that displayed by other actors, like Mark Wahlberg, who make small fortunes playing and glorifying "shoot all the bad guys" characters, and then publicly bad mouth people like Charleton Heston for their pro-2nd Amendment positions. Clearly people like Wahlberg don't understand the phrase, "courage of one's convictions".
     
  24. WuzYoungOnceToo

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    Does that mean we should have low expectations of Anthony Hopkins because he portrayed a cannibal?
     
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    Umm, why not, in the hands of unfeeling criminals, people die. In the hands of feeling people, the gun does not come into play without great forethought. If you start packing a gun and don't feel different about yourself and analyze the way you conduct yourself, you shouldn't have one in the first place IMO.

    If she felt that strongly about it, I don't think she should take on roles like her current movie. Either that, or she's getting brainwashed (or told what to say as a promoter of her current film) by the antis that run the movie industry. I thought she was famous off screen for having the telltale fanny pack front and center all the time. Am I confusing her with some other celebrity blonde.

    Hey now, that was a role with Deniro, and that movie was pretty darn pro gun. Don't be hacking on my man Deniro by association, that's probably my favorite movie ever. But I think it was the mohawk.

    Mine don't charge $200/hour, but we do disagree on guns. He owns them, but I'd bet the bank they are sitting in a closet in a box where he could not ready them if he had to in order to protect himself should someone break into his home. He equates packing with looking for trouble. I think just the opposite, but if it comes to my proverbial doorstep, I don't choose cowering in the corner defenseless as an option.

    He also thinks we can't do anything about the government coming to get them and yet simultaneously ignores how the guerillas in Iraq are not losing simply because they have the resolve resist and continue doing so. It's too far off topic for this thread, but having visited him recently, I'm ready to rant.....rant off.

    Is it me or would anti rather be happy dumb slaves rather than free? Britain for example. Does the populace really agree with 1984 being 20 years late, or are they just railroaded?
     
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