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Left-wing Posterchild Alec Baldwin Assaults Reporter

Strutting back from the Marriage License Bureau in the city of New York, permit virtually in hand to consecrate his eternal love to Hilaria Thomas, Baldwin was accosted by a Daily News reporter wielding Alec’s worst nightmare: a camera.

What transpired during the altercation is a matter of debate, since video footage is not forthcoming of the beat reporter’s beat down. While the reporter, and his newspaper, claim Baldwin punched him in the chin, the Huffington Post is debating with its insular audience if a punch is really a punch if it is thrown by a left-wing celebrity.

No matter. The pictures published by the Daily News tell the tale of the tape: Baldwin was enraged for encountering a paparazzi and he vented his suppressed fury on the hapless schlub. Baldwin undoubtedly initiated the scrum and scared the living bejeezus out of the cameraman.

In brief, Alec Baldwin acted like a “rude, thoughtless little pig.”

Throwing fuel on the fire, Baldwin took to Twitter to plead his case before a public jury. Here are a few gems:

Alec Baldwin obviously knows how to stay under the Hollywood radar and to avoid media attention.

This isn’t the first time Alec Baldwin has assaulted a reporter. In February 2010, after Baldwin was released from the hospital, he attacked a New York Post photographer before several witnesses and even police.

As reported by one witness at the scene, the 30 Rock cast member was heard walking around the lobby, “They are the lowest scum of the Earth. They are the lowest scum of the Earth.”

So Baldwin’s reputation certainly proceeds him. Additionally, the actor was slightly embarrassed for a taped tirade blasting his eleven-year old daughter was released to the public. In the tape,  Baldwin made the exceedingly hurtful quip to his daughter: “”You are a rude, thoughtless little pig. You don’t have the brains or the decency as a human being.”

But exposing Baldwin’s private life and violent streak is more than just petty gutter-sniping. The notable leftist has inserted himself into national politics, and therefore his character issues and his incoherent rambling are fair game.

As reported by Fox News, Baldwin gave testimony to Capitol Hill in April 2011. This is the news site’s summation of his remarks:

Emmy award-winning actor Alec Baldwin told CNSNews.com on Capitol Hill that he believes the financial crisis has “crippled” President Barack Obama, preventing him from doing any “new spending.” Baldwin also said Obama has been doing “a lot” of “back-peddling” because he’s had to spend his whole first term “trying” to correct America’s course financially.

Big Hollywood reported at the time that one-percent motion picture starts Alec Baldwin and Kevin Spacey shilled for approximately $167 million in taxpayer provided cash for the National Endowment of the Arts. Because, you know, priorities.

More recently, the millionaire media star again reaffirmed his place in mass culture as the Mayor of Political Unrealityville. In March of this year, he went on a Twitterscreed that leaves one breathless for its unflinching stupidity. As ABC News reported:

Actor Alec Baldwin has always been an Obama supporter, but he took his frustration with Republicans to another level today, warning his Twitter followers that  ”lying thieves” would take back the White House if President Obama loses his re-election bid.

“You wanna go back? To Bush? Cheney? Paulson? Rumsfeld? Unfunded wars? Death of U.S. soldiers and innocent civilians for oil?” Baldwin tweeted Tuesday afternoon. “You wanna go back to lying thieves in the White House who make war under false pretenses in order to make $ for their friends?”

Yes, because untold billions in slush-fund cash awarded to unions and other Democrat allies is not really “thieving.” Thieving isn’t about what you do, but who you are, you see. Obama’s drone attacks doubling Bush’s body counts, his unauthorized military campaigns into Libya, Somalia, and Pakistan, and unending wars overseas aren’t really happening because The Messiah is in office. In Baldwin’s quarantined mind, the war in Iraq was all about oil, even though American troops gave millions of Iraqis the right to vote in actual elections, and struggling Americans at the gas pumps never experienced noticeable price relief due to any surge in imaginary black gold.

Does America want to go back to Bush? Not really. But by supporting Obama, Democrats are mindlessly backing Bush’s “progressive”  policies, only taken to the next level. Alec Baldwin should stop embarrassing himself and quit while he’s behind. Because if he votes for Obama again in November, he’ll be helping usher in an economy that takes another big hit in the mouth. And that means Baldwin’s fluff occupation will take a big hit as well.

Picture from New York Daily News.

Kyle Becker blogs at RogueGovernment, and can be followed on Twitter as @RogueOperator1. He writes freelance for several publications, including American Thinker, Misfit Politics, and OwntheNarrative, and is a regular commentator on the late night talk shows at OTNN. 

Hollywood Hypocrisy

30 Rock superstar, PETA activist, board member at the progressive group People for the American Way and self-acclaimed lobbyist Alec Baldwin has been spending some time in the beltway this week pushing for more federal funding for the “arts.”

Baldwin tweeted on Tuesday: “Lobbying Congress 2day 4 federal funding 4 the arts. Those $s create jobs and tax revenues, raise kids’ test scores, build communities..”

@ErinHaust replied, “Y not pay for it yourself?” and “U have $$ & a commanding audience. Y not start a charity instead of digging ur hand into taxpayer pockets 4 ur pet project?” Haust asked, “R u saying only the govt can save the arts?” and “How does SPENDING tax $ RAISE revenue?”

These couple of tweets started a wave of activity from both Baldwin and Haust followers.  Baldwin jabbed, “The Defense Dept is the pet project of rich Republicans. You got a problem with that?” and “if we don’t secure our cultural heritage, what are we fighting 2 protect? Big Macs? Video games? Shopping malls?”

Followers of Haust responded in kind with statements like:

“next time we get attacked We can send the artists into battle to protect us” – @Rightwingdharma

“Seriously? American families can barely afford milk & gas. Why not just write a check yourself?” – @TheMommyLobby

Baldwin was in D.C. as special guest speaker at the National Press Club luncheon on Monday and touted his meetings and lobbying activities in his speech. Calling out representatives from Idaho, Illinois, New Mexico and 3 other states for what he called “favorable” and unfavorable actions in regards to funding for the arts, Baldwin said that he was pleased with his success.

This begs the question, is it ethical to lobby representatives that are not YOUR representatives from your district?

Baldwin doesn’t get it.

Despite his claims that funding for the arts creates jobs and tax revenues, Baldwin failed to see the irony of his thinking.  He tweeted, “You sound like all GOPers. They only love any regs and tax policy that stimulate the Dow.”

Was he not using job creation and revenue as argument FOR federal funding?

As @MShack87 pointed out, “Yep. Most hard working American’s pensions & 401k’s are invested in the market. You dont care about them?”

Most conservatives are actually in favor of some funding for the arts and architecture that preserve American heritage but, as G Linzmayer suggests, most would be “happy to see them spend more for the arts – IF they took it away from some other BS program that isn’t working…”

Baldwin had recently visited Europe and mentioned several times his affinity for the art and architecture of Rome, Paris and London. He said that they are “doing it right” in Europe by creating a culture appreciative of the arts.

In the same moment, however, that he is praising Rome for “doing it right,” he is complaining that money from the National Endowment for the Arts and other federal funding for the arts typically comes with strings attached.  He made reference to state and local governments not allowing “obscene” art and artists having to give the funding back to the government should their art be found inappropriate.

Respectfully, Mr. Baldwin is not taking into consideration several things when it comes to art and architecture in Europe.  First, Roman emperors, senators and dignitaries dictated what the architecture in Rome would look like.  They designed the structures and sculptures.  They told their musicians what they wanted to hear in their music, what they wanted painted on the walls.  Kings in France and England did the same.  Any ‘government funding’ of the arts in Europe, even in recent times, has had heavy strings attached.

Also worthy of consideration is the fact that the art and architecture in Europe is thousands and thousands of years old.  America can’t possibly, no matter how much federal money is spent, have the kind of historical context associated with the art of Europe.

Alec Baldwin, like many in Hollywood with similar views, fails to see the greatness that true freedom of expression provides.  Hollywood seems all too eager to lobby, push, advertise and admonish tax payers into funding that which makes them feel generous and righteous, even when they could solve the problem with their own money.

Perhaps Baldwin could gather some of his fellow 1%ers and use the money they would have spent on the Buffett Rule tax plan to start a charity to expand the arts, sans strings, throughout the country.