Friday, September 12, 2008

Matt Damon Punked by Fake Sarah Palin Quotes

Matt Damon is a celebrated actor, an award winning screenwriter, and has been named the "Sexiest Man" in America. He has not, however, been known for being "wicked smaht."

A few days ago, Damon was seen in a video saying he didn't know much about Gov. Sarah Palin, but she scared him anyway. But, of all the things he could want to know about Palin, the most important was a question about dinosaurs.

I need to know if she really thinks dinosaurs were here 4000 years ago. That's an important — I want to know that, I really do, because she's going to have the nuclear codes. You know, I want to know if she thinks dinosaurs were here 4000 years ago... we can't, we can't have that.
That's right. Matt believes dinosaurs is the most important question. Some ask, "Matt, what the hell are you talking about?" Well, there's an e-mail making the rounds claiming that, because Sarah Palin is an Evangelical Christian, she believes and has said, Earth is only 10,000 years old, that dinosaurs and humans lived side-by-side 4,000 years ago.

Granted, many do in fact believe the 10K/4K, dinosaur/human story. It's called Young Earth Creationism. The idea seems to have started with Abraham ibn Ezra (c. 1089–1164) and the idea continued. Archbishop Ussher wrote the Ussher chronology in 1650 setting the date of creation to the night before Oct. 23, 4004BC. The year has been debated. Johannes Kepler said creation was in 3992BC while Sir Isaac Newton advocated 4000BC. All of those dates would make humans and dinosaurs contemporaries.

Now, did Sarah Palin actually say she believes in dinosaur/human coexistence? No. The email is often entitled, "Palin Quotes from MSNBC" and is being sent to all the liberal and Democrat email boxes around the globe. Libs are eating it up. Geez, those people believe anything!

The "quotes" originated at TUBOB blog. Bob made up some quotes, labelled them as made up, and published them on Aug 30 entitled Fake Governor Sarah Palin Quotes. The quote that's got Matt's goat is this one about oil exploration and drilling in ANWR,

God made dinosaurs 4,000 years ago as ultimately flawed creatures, lizards of Satan really, so when they died and became petroleum products we, made in his perfect image, could use them in our pickup trucks, snow machines and fishing boats. Now, as to the ANWR, Todd and I often enjoying caribou hunting and one year we shot up a herd big time, I mean I personally slaughtered around 40 of them with my new, at the time, custom Austrian hunting rifle. And guess what? That caribou herd is still around and even bigger than ever. Caribou herds actually need culling, be it by rifles or wolves, or Exxon-Mobil oil rigs, they do just great!
Bob Salsbury is a real guy who lives and blogs in Olympia, Washington. Bob was interviewed on CNN's Anderson Cooper 360. Bob is my hero.

CNN reporter Joe Johns says in the piece that those most likely to believe the e-mail are Liberals and Democrats. Matt Damon got the e-mail. I didn't.

The life of Indigo Red is full of adventure. Tune in next time for the Further Adventures of Indigo Red.


Indigo Rose said...

Well that cleared up my confusion about the dinasaurs from earlier! Thanks.
I wonder if anything will clear up for Matt Damon?

Indigo Red said...

I doubt anything can clear things for Damon and the Hollywood elite. As illustrated, Damon is taking a long walk on a short pier.

Anonymous said...

it's so sad to see how dumb sarah palin really is. "oh, charlie, everyone knows that the world is only 2008 years old because my little, wittle, god told me so".

Indigo Red said...

And exactly when and where did Sarah Palin say that, dumb anonymous person?

Please provide the evidence from the original source rather than a mass email.

Anonymous said...

I never have been able to comprehend why being an entertainer makes people think they are political wizards. Even more baffling is why they think I want to hear their opinions. Don

Indigo Red said...

Don, Think of them as bloggers with papparazi. It's still hard for me to comprehend why people read my opinions. Matt Damon has a much wider advertising ability and he was actually in the midst of promoing his latest movie which I think is going to be really good.

‘Green Zone’ is an upcoming thriller film written and directed by Paul Greengrass. The film is based on the 2006 book Imperial Life in the Emerald City by journalist Rajiv Chandrasekaran.

It stars Matt Damon, Amy Ryan, and Greg Kinnear. Production began in January 2008 in Spain and will move on to Morocco. A release date has yet to be determined.

Matt Damon portrays an officer who helps a senior CIA officer in the search for weapons of mass destruction.

Real life soldiers who've been in combet in Iraq are employed as soldiers in the film.

dcat said...

Hollywood idiots are all crazed and showing true color of idiocy!

They don't know their ass from a hole in a wall! What the hell do they know about politics? (.)fart!

dcat said...

Ok so Indigo was Matt then paid to act for this campaign then? BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

Wes Wiles said...

As a liberal leaning individual who tries to separate the B.S. from the pure facts, I salute the attempts to clarify the truth here. False internet rumors do nothing to help Obama in the end. They simply undermine his message, and continue to distract everyone's attention from the real issue of which candidate is better for all aspects of the nation moving forward.
That being said...The CNN clip you use here still contains some major red flags in regards to Governor Palin's suitability to hold office.
1. The reporter in the video above says "The truth is she did ask some questions about banning books, even informed the librarian she was being fired, but then later relented under pressure." This is not a quote taken out of context this is the summary of the story. As a self proclaimed conservatives, doesn't the idea of a public official inquiring about banning books, and reportedly trying to get a librarian fired, with no other justification alarm you. Isn't one of the biggest tenants of conservatism that Government should interfere as little as possible in matters such as this. The very notion of banning any literature, aside from things that pose a clear and present threat to public security, is in direct conflict with our 1st amendment freedom of expression.
2. Palin did not officially propose that creationism should be required to be taught in schools. However, "she felt that students should debate both sides". The problem here is that the term creationism has so many potential definitions. Most definitions at least give the implication that the theory of evolution should be refuted. Evolution is science. Many people have tried to discredit it for years, and failed miserably. It has held up to the most stringent standards of the scientific method. I have no problem allowing for a master creator who set evolution into effect. If this is Palin's position (which it doesn't seem to be), then she should make it abundantly clear. In the year 2008, if you don't have a P.H.D. (or a similar extensive research record) and you proclaim that the theory evolution should be up for debate among school children, you are simply inhibiting the progress of scientific thought and mental development among the future of our nation.
These are points that deserve some thought.
I'm not saying this is why I don't support McCain. I'm pro Obama because of what he stands for. However, if this is the clip you use to rebut criticisms of Palin, you have only partially succeeded in doing so. There are still major questions left unanswered in that regard.
If you've got some more clips, or quotes I'll gladly watch them. I want the truth the whole truth and nothing but the truth.


Indigo Red said...

Thank you, Wes. Four days later, Sept 16, I responded to another bogus anti-Palin charge, that of book banning.