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Roseanne vs. Brangelina

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Roseanne Barr, whose rendition of The National Anthem ranks closely with Leslie Nielson's as the best ever, is livid over the non-endorsement of Sen. Barack Obama by Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt.

Barr writes on her blog:

"Aren't you supposed to be somewhat enlightened, or do you not know that the African daughter you hold in every picture had parents who suffered and died because of the Republican party's worldwide economic assault on Africa over the last few decades since Reagan?"…

"Angelina Jolie and her vacuous hubby Brad Pitt make about forty million dollars a year in violent psychopathic movies and give away three of it to starving children trying to look as if they give a crap about humanity as they spit out more dunces that will consume more than their fair share and wreck the earth even more," Roseanne wrote.

Jolie, who has been suspected of harboring pro-McCain sentiments, released this statement last week:

"I am waiting to see the commitments [McCain and Obama] will make on issues like international justice, refugees and how to address the needs of children in crisis around the world," she said.

More here.

*Sigh.* Time for a Ziggy break!

I look forward to more bizarre celebrity pissing matches as the election approacheth.

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  1. I’d love to pretend to be above fat jokes, but there’s something hilarious about Roseanne talking about “consuming more than their fair share”.

  2. World wide economic assault on Africa? Why would we even bother? Plenty of “cheap” labor from Mexico and they foot the bill for their own Middle Passage.

  3. I wonder how much of Roseanne’s syndication contract is sent to developing countries?

  4. The problem with a “Barr for President” bumper sticker is that most people think you’re referring to this douchebag.

    Yeah, it’s fucking terrible that Brangelina are highly productive people making stuff that people willingly pay to see. How dare they? And they clearly hate black people if they won’t endorse Obama.

    And, you can fault the Republican party for a lot of goofy stuff, but Africa’s troubles are largely self-inflicted due to really shitty government.

  5. A person who shills for Las Vegas timeshares should not be complaining about ‘economic assaults’

  6. The only worldwide economic assault on Africa is all the aid which prevents it from developing its own industry.

  7. She really shouldn’t blog when drunk.

  8. Does Roseanne know that one of the bright spots of the current administration is that they gave a crap about Africa more than any prior administration? I’m no fan of the current administration, but Bush has done a lot of good stuff in Africa.

  9. Of course Brad Pitt hates black people, why else would he be building them homes below sea level?

  10. Who cares? They’re just celebrities. Fame doesn’t necessarily equal insight.

    Besides, Roseanne’s probably just stirring the pot in an attempt to avoid the invitation to Dancing with the Stars.

  11. I love how “Aren’t you supposed to be somewhat enlightened” is followed by the most nonsensical drivel I’ve read since I clicked over here from Ezra Klein’s blog.

  12. Isn’t Jolie spearheading work on a movie adaptation of one of Ayn Rand’s novels? Hottest closet-libertarian ever.

  13. Too much loose meat.

  14. >do you not know that the African daughter you hold in every picture had parents who suffered and died because of the Republican party’s worldwide economic assault on Africa over the last few decades since Reagan?

    Yeah, because we are all aware of the sterling reputation Democrats have regarding Africa. Clinton alone is considered a national hero to the Tutsis.

  15. It must be nice to be rich enough that the only political issues that matter to you is how the US president is going to create international justice and save the children of the world.

  16. I think Roseanne is about to get sued by Rosie O’Donnell for trademark infringement.

  17. What Mo said. Bush has been demonstrably better on Africa than Bill “Sit down with Foday Sankoh or we’ll cut off aid” Clinton.

    The problem with celebrities like Barr is that they hold opinions roughly comparable to regular people – ie, most of them don’t know what they’re talking about – but they’ve got such big soap boxes that their words are judged according to the standards rightfully applied to Congressmen or think tankers.

  18. *pushes Joe off his soapbox and steals his Fonzi jacket*

    What Joe said!

  19. “…as they spit out more dunces that will consume more than their fair share and wreck the earth even more,” Roseanne wrote.”

    She just pissed ’cause nobody will have sex with her.

  20. How dare somebody not think just like I do!!

  21. Is it just me, or is the most surprising aspect of this story the fact that Roseanne Barr is still alive?

  22. And how many children has Roseanne foisted on humanity?

  23. Domestic Goddess, indeed!

  24. *pushes Joe off his soapbox and steals his Fonzi jacket*

    Who gets the tie dye fat pants?

  25. Isn’t Jolie spearheading work on a movie adaptation of one of Ayn Rand’s novels?

    Bingo… er, Bingo. 🙂

    She’s been thought of for a long time as being a bit of an Objectivist, although not a particularly adherent one (after all, if she’s petitioning governments to take actions involving the expropriation of wealth from their citizenry…).

  26. What assault on Africa? I must have missed that one I have to admit…

  27. I thought the leftists WANTED an assault on Africa or at least the Darfur part of it.

  28. …whose rendition of The National Anthem ranks closely with Leslie [Nielsen]’s as the best ever…

    What about Mojo Nixon’s version (“Star-Spangled Mojo”, from his “Otis” album)?

  29. No, robc, they want to STOP an assault in Darfur.

    I wouldn’t think the difference between assaulting someone and defending them would be so difficult, but some people see an image of someone holding a gun and lose all of their critical thinking skills.

  30. Angelina Jolie and her vacuous hubby Brad Pitt make about forty million dollars a year in violent psychopathic movies and give away three of it to starving children trying to look as if they give a crap about humanity as they spit out more dunces that will consume more than their fair share and wreck the earth even more,” Roseanne wrote.

    Umm, hang on a second here. So, Rosanne (as I read this) would be happy if Jolie and her “vacuous hubby” who will “spit out dunces” and “consume more than their fair[sic] share” endorse Obama. If one were an Obama supporter, aren’t these the people you wouldn’t want endorsing your pet candidate? Wouldn’t this be like McCain supports getting miffed about a lack of endorsement from, say, the KKK?

  31. Vacuous, shallow Hollywood fat cats who fake compassion for Obama!

    I’m preplexed.

  32. Paul:

    Shush now, Hollywood is busy atoning for their sins of excess by endorsing Black Jesus.

  33. BWAA HA HA HA HA
    When did Rosanne get so funny?

  34. The problem with celebrities like Barr is that they hold opinions roughly comparable to regular people – ie, most of them don’t know what they’re talking about – but they’ve got such big soap boxes that their words are judged according to the standards rightfully applied to Congressmen or think tankers.

    And what makes congressmen or tinkthankers any smarter than the rest of us?

  35. And what makes congressmen or tinkthankers any smarter than the rest of us?

    Congressmen think they must be smarter than the rest of us because they get voted into office by the same people they fuck over.

    Thinktankers, i.e. policy wonks, think they’re smarter than the rest of us because they spend time doing research and learning about their particular issues before they set their gums to flapping.

  36. Brandybuck:And what makes congressmen or tinkthankers any smarter than the rest of us?

    Joe didn’t say smarter.

    Its supposed to be their job to be, if not smarter, then at least better-informed on this crap. Most people are too busy or don’t care.

  37. …the Republican party’s worldwide economic assault on Africa over the last few decades since Reagan?

    Apart from not fighting harder to open trade barriers, I really can’t fault the GOP for the situation in Africa. And the GOP has done plenty of shit over the past few years.

    I suppose I don’t have the lack of gray matter to understand how:

    Commerce = Military Attack

    Fucking socialists, I swear they never cease to annoy me…

  38. Apparently making a violent psychopathic movie is OK with Roseanne if it fails miserably at the box office. coughcoughSheDevilcoughcough

  39. robc, what Joe means by “stop an assault” is wave the magic Obama-wand and magically solve all problems.

  40. RrrrOOOooowl……hisssss!

    Yeah!

  41. I wonder if it’s easier to read Jolie’s big fat lips than it is other people’s lips.

  42. Jolie and Pitt are both Rand fans, not neccessarily buying into all of it though. I remember reading about how Jolie was not a blind Democrat as many expect her to be (as if i needed another reason to like her). Her father is Jon Voight, but he convertd pretty hard later on didn’t he?

    On second thought, i don’t care about any of this. Except that i’d like to see Roseanne be given a bigger forum so she could permanently discredit herself.

  43. Roseanne Barr is wrong, but honestly I cant think of any reason to vote for McCain other than hating black people.

    I can’t think of any reason to vote for Obama either.

    It’s not that I hope the Jolies would support Obama ( I thought Roseanne backed McKinney anyway?), there’s just no reason for anyone to support McCain. Certainly not libertarians, not “conservatives,” and not decent people in general.

  44. She just pissed ’cause nobody will have sex with her.

    I will! I will! Well…my cigar will. She’s only a little fatter than Monica and younger than Hillary.

  45. Well, if Roseanne Barr knows so much, why doesn’t SHE run for President? As she is a comedienne who sometimes acts, perhaps she could enlist an actor who sometimes does comedy as her running mate, and both could campaign in character: She, as her signature domestic goddess, he as that weird misanthropic guy who only wanted the Red Swingline Stapler in “Office Space.” We all remember that guy: perfect VP material. What was the actor’s name again? Oh, that’s right: Steven Root!

    Barr/Root 2008!

  46. I think that the real point to make here, from a political science perspective, is that later Becky was far inferior to early Becky.

  47. When did Rosanne get so funny?

    Just after she had her stomach stapled.
    The old Rosanne was funny like a fat trailer-trash meth whore is funny.

  48. I care not a whit about Rosie, Brad, Angelina or that fat retarded kid Ziggy.

    Where is the imprtant substantial news? IOW, what’s the latest scoop on Britney and Fergie?

  49. Who cares what Barr thinks? She’s a mean, ugly person. If people would quit paying any attention to her, quit parroting her garbage, quit posting links and reporting on anything she says, she would fade away.

  50. Roseanne I agree with you 100%. I’m a black American and celebrities trip me out when they feel that they must go to some poor lowly country to adopt their [extremely] unattractive children. We have children right here in the US that go to bed hungry every night. Adopt one of them!

  51. Why read this and comment. If the world kept their opinions to themselves celebities included the world would be a better place. When you all stoop to post a comment on this blog your mindset is that of Roseanne Barr.

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