Vote Bush!
September 18, 2000 7:44 AM   Subscribe

Vote Bush!
posted by tiaka (16 comments total)
Haha. Remember the SouthPark movie?
posted by Satapher at 7:56 AM on September 18, 2000

heh. right. "Is there anything better than being a Baldwin? uhh... no!"
posted by tiaka at 7:59 AM on September 18, 2000

Didn't Barbra Streisand threaten this as well at one time?
posted by chiXy at 8:37 AM on September 18, 2000

Adjectives like childish, spoiled, bratty, are popping unbidden to my mind. Let's start keeping score. We'll lose some Baldwins and an Altman if Bush wins, I wonder who's running for cover if Gore wins? This could be a swing issue.
posted by norm at 8:43 AM on September 18, 2000

Oh dear, what will the U.S. be without Alec Baldwin... hahahaha!
If only ALL the childish, spoiled, bratty, holier-than-thou know-it-all crybaby liberal movie stars would guarantee they'll defect if Bush wins... he'd be a sure thing.

posted by Tubes at 8:48 AM on September 18, 2000

While the loss of Alec Baldwin would be a crushing blow to America, at least we won't lose William, the squinty M&M's shill Baldwin.
posted by dogwelder at 8:56 AM on September 18, 2000

Hrm. There's at least one Baldwin with a cottage here in Ontario. (Well, there - points to Muskoka - but still..) so if they all leave the States, they're probably gonna come here.

How can I become a US citizen real quick, so I can vote Gore?

(preferably from my desk)
posted by cCranium at 9:02 AM on September 18, 2000

Don't like the way things are going, run away!

Gore's right, Hollywood is corrupting our youth.
posted by Mick at 2:03 PM on September 18, 2000

How will he stone Henry Hyde from outside the country?
posted by mikewas at 2:47 PM on September 18, 2000

I don't see anything juvenile about this. If you don't like the way things are being run, you have three options: try to change it, grit your teeth and put up with it, or go somewhere else. All three are legitimate solutions, and Baldwin here is attempting #1 by announcing he's going to attempt #3. Martyrdom may be a great thing for the history books, but it does nothing for your quality of life.

Does someone have to crawl over barbed wire fences during their escape from an intolerable government for their act of conscience to be taken seriously?

posted by Mars Saxman at 3:05 PM on September 18, 2000

It is childish because he has yet to see what will happen if Bush makes it into the presidency. What if the house and senate are mostly democratic? What if Bush's administration doesn't do shit but give speeches and BS the credulous like most presidents do. If he could survive RonnyRayGun I'm sure he'll survive Bush.

Obligatory vote Nader link.

posted by skallas at 3:16 PM on September 18, 2000

I really don't see how this will change anything, mars. He's a below B movie actor, I think Val Kilmer is higher up on the ranks than he is. I really think that Mick is right, it basicly comes down to 'Don't like the way things are going, run away!'. Ohh, and I hear that following the popular 'If Bush wins...' thing, Best Brains Inc (The people beind Mystery Science Theater 3000 are saying they'll move too. Later in the press release Mike Nelson mentioned he has to make a few more Con and Local Film club apearances to get the money for the plane tickets.
posted by tiaka at 6:47 PM on September 18, 2000

What? I don't see anything in the mst3k newsgroups about that.
posted by aaron at 9:49 PM on September 18, 2000

It's a joke, be that a bit of an inside one. Since mst3k's cancelation, BBI doesn't do very much, I mean, Joel does goofy tv cameos here and there, Mike floped with his mega cheese book, and the rest, well, they have a column. It's a shame. Well, I guess you have to make the most of your Shattner-esque career.
posted by tiaka at 8:51 AM on September 19, 2000

> Well, I guess you have to make the most of your > Shattner-esque career.

You mean bad "spoken-word" TV commercials with semi-famous musicians?

posted by prettyliar at 9:11 AM on September 19, 2000

Not only did Baldwin say it, he made the same "threat" in 1992.
posted by aaron at 2:17 PM on September 20, 2000

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