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Gingersnap
06-11-2010, 11:48 AM
Shirley MacLaine Explains the Tea Party

By Laura Onstot, Wednesday, Jun. 9 2010 @ 1:21PMComments (4) Categories: United States of America

​Shirley MacLaine has won an Oscar, regressed into her past lives, and written 12 books.

She's taking the stage at Benaroya Hall on Sunday to talk about how life is like Hollywood, the subject of her next book I'm Over All That. "We're each the actor, producer," she says.

SW reached MacLaine at her ranch in New Mexico where she tells us just why everything seems so screwy these days and explains the existence of those hilarious-sign-wielding tea partiers. (Hint: It has nothing to do with Obamacare.)

Shirley MacLaine: I don't have any hobbies except asking questions.

Seattle Weekly: What are the questions you're asking these days?

SM: You know, big questions, I want to know these days, why is the weather like this? I have some answers we can talk about if you want.

SW: Sure. Why is the weather like this?

SM: Listen, I think we're having reactions to this coming alignment, which is a process, not an event. It's been going on since, 19..., I don't know, middle Eighties. And with the alignment of this planet, and this solar system being in direct alignment to the center of the galaxy, of the Milky Way. That's the first time in 26,000 years, for goodness' sakes, that's a big deal. Hence weather reactions.

But also, look what it's doing to the human consciousness for goodness' sakes. Everybody seems to be screwed up. Nobody knows what they really want. The whole sense of fear is with us. The whole business of business is so screwed up, we don't know what's going on. All this is because, I think the frequency of the magnetic mind, our minds are basically being forced into alignment. And when you do that you have clear up old stuff. So you could say a lot of karma drama is happening.

SW: Do you get any read on the tea party? Do you see that as part of the tension of working things out or the fear that people have?

SM: Yeah, I think that's what's happening in the tea party. I'm certainly not a tea partyist. I think most of them are just acting out their frustrations. But their frustrations are deep and real. I mean the feds should have taken over this problem with drug trafficking and illegal immigrants a long time ago. So what you see as the reaction to their not tending to business in Washington [D.C.] is the Arizona law.

I'm pretty sure my head just exploded. LOL! :D

Seattle Weekly (http://blogs.seattleweekly.com/dailyweekly/2010/06/shirley_maclaine_explains_the.php)

PoliCon
06-11-2010, 11:53 AM
she's the high queen of wackjobs.

Gingersnap
06-11-2010, 11:59 AM
she's the high queen of wackjobs.

That she is but she's smarter than the rest of those celebutards if she can pinpoint border security as a legitimate issue for a significant number of Americans.

noonwitch
06-11-2010, 12:55 PM
she's the high queen of wackjobs.



I think even Shirley would concede that point to a certain extent. She's not without a sense of humor and she doesn't appear to be conceited (I think her brother sucked up all the conceit in the family). Her spiritual philosophy is a lot more mainstream these days-not because she's changed her views, but because there is more acceptance of New Age spirituality, especially in California.

She is a great actress. I loved her in both "Steel Magnolias" (which I otherwise hated) and in "Postcards From The Edge".

Calypso Jones
06-11-2010, 03:24 PM
I don't know. I just have a feeling that another shoe from the mouth of Ms. McLaine is going to drop.

Gingersnap
06-11-2010, 03:31 PM
I don't know. I just have a feeling that another shoe from the mouth of Ms. McLaine is going to drop.

I know the feeling but at least the amusement value here is high.

lacarnut
06-11-2010, 03:56 PM
Celebs and their opinions on politics and other issues are BOORRIINNGG.

Articulate_Ape
06-11-2010, 06:18 PM
Shirley MacLaine stopped paying her brain bill a long time ago.

warpig
06-11-2010, 07:42 PM
Didn't she have a "near death experience"? Maybe her brain didn't make it.

Gingersnap
06-11-2010, 09:42 PM
You guys are missing the point. She's like one of the Ur-Moonbats and even she can see that border security is a legitimate concern.

Articulate_Ape
06-11-2010, 09:52 PM
You guys are missing the point. She's like one of the Ur-Moonbats and even she can see that border security is a legitimate concern.

No she can't. Even a broken clock is right twice a day, Ginger. Put it this way; Shirley MacLaine doesn't even have a porch light, if you know what I mean.

Gingersnap
06-11-2010, 09:53 PM
You guys are harsh. :p

Elspeth
06-12-2010, 10:54 PM
You guys are missing the point. She's like one of the Ur-Moonbats and even she can see that border security is a legitimate concern.

I got your point and the fact that she lives in New Mexico might make a difference. When you get away from the LA crowd for a bit, you begin to realize how America really lives.

Chuck58
06-13-2010, 12:15 AM
Shirley MacLaine lives about 50 miles down the road from us. I've never met her but know several people who have. Like 99% of people I know, they're right wing and Conservative living in a very democratic, liberal county. They like her. She's very down to earth and a very regular unassuming person.

The other side of the coin is Hanoi Jane who does, or did, live on a spread near Pecos, next door to Val Kilmer's ranch/farm. He's a fairly private person, but fits the whack job label much better than MacLaine.

Hanoi Jane? Well, no comment there. I'm afraid my keyboard might melt if I used the words I'd like to use about her.

CueSi
06-13-2010, 01:00 PM
I got your point and the fact that she lives in New Mexico might make a difference. When you get away from the LA crowd for a bit, you begin to realize how America really lives.

I also got your point. . .

~QC

DU+NU_Reject
06-19-2010, 05:31 AM
she's the high queen of wackjobs.

Again, you're being polite.

/shrug