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audra trower williams
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posted 28 July 2005 10:10 AM      Profile for audra trower williams   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 

Michael Moriarty, the award-winning TV star and one-time Halifax barfly, wants to be president of the United States.

Moriarty said he would use his votes as leverage to advance his goals: overturning Roe v. Wade, the 1973 U.S. Supreme Court case that made it legal for American women to have abortions; emasculating the Supreme Court and pulling out of the United Nations.

The Detroit-born actor says the United States and Canada have become socialist federations on a slippery slope toward communism and the end of individual freedoms.

He believes the UN ordered the U.S. to implement population control after signing the Paris Peace Accord in 1973, ending the Vietnam War.

"The Supreme Court was ordered, after the peace treaty in Paris, in post-Vietnam guilt, to institute Red Chinese population control policies," he said. "Ordered! It's an abomination - it's worse than the Holocaust - it's an abomination where 30 million gestating Americans have been slaughtered.

All the crazy.


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thwap
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posted 28 July 2005 10:20 AM      Profile for thwap        Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Almost scared me into giving up drinking. Almost. That'll never happen to me ...
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posted 28 July 2005 10:20 AM      Profile for Mr. Magoo   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Back in the day, when we were addicted to Law and Order, we loved "Ben Stone", the kind, compassionate, very human Asst. DA.

Good acting, I guess. What. A. Freak.


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posted 28 July 2005 10:25 AM      Profile for Sombrero Jack     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Michael Moriarty has a serious substance abuse problem (alcoholism and quite possibly a drug addiction). He spent a summer living in a motel my hometown when he was on PEI filming the "Emily of New Moon" series for CBC. One of my old high school friends (who is a bit kookoo bananas himself) befriended ADA Ben Stone as he was working as a bartender at the same motel. They spent the summer getting shitfaced together. I met Moriarty once or twice and heard many secondhand stories of his rantings and ravings. Great actor, but he needs help.
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posted 28 July 2005 10:25 AM      Profile for Suzette     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Emasculating the Supreme Court and pulling out of the United Nations?

And he's trying to say that this is about the slaughter of innocents?


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posted 28 July 2005 10:27 AM      Profile for Mr. Magoo   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
On the other hand, this is good news for the cynics who say there's no third choice in the U.S.
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anne cameron
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posted 28 July 2005 10:44 AM      Profile for anne cameron     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
He was in BC for a while, too...got an ass whuppin' in a bar fight... but, really, other than being a tad better looking, is he really any worse or any loooooonier than Dubya?

And he's one helluva better actor than Arnold!!!


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posted 28 July 2005 10:53 AM      Profile for retread     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Well, acting means pretending to be something you're not. Don't suppose there's much reason to expect someone's on screen personality to have anything more than coincidental correlation to their real personality - unless of course they're bad actors.

I seem to recall a story in which Dustin Hoffman was working on a movie with Lawrence Olivier. Hoffman tried to get into the feel of a character, and lived a ragged life for a short time, to feel the pains and stresses (okay, I don't remember the details, but somethign along this line). Apparently Olivier's comment was that Dustin should just try acting, it's easier.


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posted 28 July 2005 11:05 AM      Profile for paxamillion   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
quote:
Originally posted by thwap:
Almost scared me into giving up drinking. Almost. That'll never happen to me ...

My experience with booze is that it took me to a lot of places I never planned to go. Nevertheless, I ended up there.

Never say never, thwappie. Say "yet" instead -- "that hasn't happened to me yet."

That aside, Mr. Moriarty does sound to me like he needs rehab, meetings, and a kick-ass sponsor.


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posted 28 July 2005 11:08 AM      Profile for thwap        Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
quote:
Originally posted by paxamillion:

Never say never, thwappie. Say "yet" instead -- "that hasn't happened to me yet."


Naw man, ... it'll be different w' me. DIFFERENT GODDAMMIT!!



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posted 28 July 2005 11:13 AM      Profile for josh     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
quote:

He left Law & Order in 1994, citing then-U.S. attorney general Janet Reno's campaign against TV violence.

"I was a liberal knee-jerk artist in New York," he said. "I meet Janet Reno, I lose it, and I go back to my father, who's a conservative, and tell him he's right about everything. I come home a raving conservative, a drunk Rush Limbaugh, when I walked out Mr. Liberal-of-the-Year."


Wow! I liked him a lot better than Sam Waterston in Law and Order, but I didn't realize he had turned into a right-wing nut job.


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posted 28 July 2005 11:14 AM      Profile for paxamillion   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
quote:
Originally posted by thwap:

Naw man, ... it'll be different w' me. DIFFERENT GODDAMMIT!!



In AA, we call this "terminal uniqueness."


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posted 28 July 2005 11:14 AM      Profile for Scott Piatkowski   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Moriarty has in the past also announced his intentions to run for Mayor of Halifax and Mayor of Calgary. When he first moved to Canada, he said it was because of political persecution by the CIA.

Then again, the current DA on Law and Order (Sam Waterston's boss that is) is a real life Republican (a former Tennessee Senator whose name escapes) who is shepharding John Roberts through the Senate confirmation process. Which is scarier?


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posted 28 July 2005 11:22 AM      Profile for paxamillion   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
That would be Fred Dalton Thompson.

[ 28 July 2005: Message edited by: paxamillion ]


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posted 28 July 2005 11:34 AM      Profile for Kevin_Laddle   Author's Homepage        Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
quote:
Moriarty tried to run for president in 1994 but backed out for financial reasons. He also toyed with running for the leadership of what was then the Reform party in Canada.


[ 28 July 2005: Message edited by: Kevin_Laddle ]


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posted 28 July 2005 11:39 AM      Profile for RP.     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Didn't he get into a bar fight in Hali, and then call the black cop the n-word?

edited to add: Should've just read the story

quote:
His wife at the time couldn't handle his new political outlook. The marriage disintegrated and Moriarty moved to Halifax, where in 1997 he was arrested for a drunken brawl in a bar.

He later apologized for his behaviour, which included a racial slur aimed at a black police officer, and he was not charged.


[ 28 July 2005: Message edited by: RP. ]


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posted 28 July 2005 11:45 AM      Profile for fern hill        Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Aieeeeee. I remember laughing my ass off when I heard that Ahnold was going to run for California governor. Never underestimate the power of celebrity in USian society.
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paxamillion
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posted 28 July 2005 11:54 AM      Profile for paxamillion   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
After all, Ronnie Ray Gun did "Bedtime for Bonzo" and two terms as President, didn't he?
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posted 28 July 2005 11:56 AM      Profile for Crippled_Newsie     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
quote:
Originally posted by fern hill:
Aieeeeee. I remember laughing my ass off when I heard that Ahnold was going to run for California governor. Never underestimate the power of celebrity in USian society.

Evidence Fred Grandy.

quote:
[H]e told People magazine, "If there were no Gopher [from the TV show The Love Boat], there would be no Fred Grandy for Congress."


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posted 28 July 2005 12:48 PM      Profile for Reality. Bites.        Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
quote:
Originally posted by fern hill:
Aieeeeee. I remember laughing my ass off when I heard that Ahnold was going to run for California governor. Never underestimate the power of celebrity in USian society.

He's a pretty minor celeb though, and I don't think Ronald Reagan himself could have won the presidency campaigning from Vancouver.

This is just Moriarty going off on one of his rants. It means about as much as when Ashley MacIsaac does it.


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posted 28 July 2005 03:03 PM      Profile for Sombrero Jack     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
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It means about as much as when Ashley MacIsaac does it

Excellent comparison.

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And you know they're both Nova Scotians. Pray Audra isn't next.
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Heheh. Moriarty.

Elementary, my dear Audra...


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posted 29 July 2005 01:06 AM      Profile for voice of the damned     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
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I seem to recall a story in which Dustin Hoffman was working on a movie with Lawrence Olivier. Hoffman tried to get into the feel of a character, and lived a ragged life for a short time, to feel the pains and stresses (okay, I don't remember the details, but somethign along this line). Apparently Olivier's comment was that Dustin should just try acting, it's easier.


The movie in question was Marathon Man.


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posted 29 July 2005 02:11 AM      Profile for mayakovsky     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
I thought Moriarity was living in Maple Ridge BC. I seem to remember him getting into a bar fight there.
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quote:
Originally posted by Scott Piatkowski:
Moriarty has in the past also announced his intentions to run for Mayor of Halifax and Mayor of Calgary. When he first moved to Canada, he said it was because of political persecution by the CIA.

he also talked/ranted about his campaign to make canada a republic so he could run for president. of canada. i kid you not.

i actually like fred thompson (the ex-gop senator) as a d.a. he's a good actor, which he was before he became a senator.


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posted 29 July 2005 11:15 AM      Profile for Scott Piatkowski   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
I keeping with this theme, I've started a new thread called Should actors really perform their own stunts?
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posted 29 July 2005 12:32 PM      Profile for Kevin_Laddle   Author's Homepage        Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Obviously, this idiot's track record of drinking, fighting, and outright stupity speaks for itself. However, there are MANY people who likely have similar credentials to this nut, but have the benefit of being out of the public's scrutiny. I would bet that if the Shrub had been in the spotlight during the first 40 years of his life there would be stories that would make even Mike Moriarty blush.
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posted 29 July 2005 01:59 PM      Profile for Nam     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
quote:
Originally posted by Scott Piatkowski:
Moriarty has in the past also announced his intentions to run for Mayor of Halifax and Mayor of Calgary. When he first moved to Canada, he said it was because of political persecution by the CIA.


Yeah, I remember a number of years ago he was in Calgary, and the media made some real noise about him for a day or two, then he was dropped completely. I heard later he said some real cloud cookooland stuff, stuff that no-one would print, and so quietly moved on elsewhere.


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posted 29 July 2005 05:19 PM      Profile for rockerbiff   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
http://www.jazzblues.ca/

"Michael Moriarty and his new jazz trio. Classically trained, Michael spent over 25 years immersed in New Yorks legendary Jazz scene."

http://www.mrtimes.com/issues05/052205/entertainment/052205en1.html

quote:
Originally posted by mayakovsky:
I thought Moriarity was living in Maple Ridge BC. I seem to remember him getting into a bar fight there.

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