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acappellasaurus August 21 2010 06:01 AM

Dwight Schultz On Conservative Talk
 
Flipping through radio stations tonight, I came across Dwight Schultz guest hosting ultra conservative Michael Savage's show. He talked a lot about being a conservative in Hollywood...kinda weird.

TV's Frank August 21 2010 06:39 AM

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I guess since Ron Silver passed away, someone had to pick up that torch. But really, Dwight Schultz, of all actors?

The Laughing Vulcan August 21 2010 01:02 PM

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This isn't the first time I've heard of Dwight Shultz' politics, or the impression he gives of being the sole bastion of the right wing in Hollywood.

Brings a whole new perspective to the movie Shadow Makers (Fat Man and Little Boy in the US), where he played the physicist with a conscience Oppenheimer, and the rather more lineral Paul Newman played the hard-nosed General Groves.

Hober Mallow August 22 2010 08:42 AM

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What about Jon Voight? And Gary Graham is a pretty crazy conservative. And that one Baldwin brother. You know, the one not making movies. And Kirk Cameron. And Willy Ames.

WalkerBait August 22 2010 11:29 AM

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Ugh, Michcael Savage no-less.

Marten August 22 2010 11:32 AM

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This reminds me of the 30 Rock-episode when they need to find a Republican celebrity.

Jeff O'Connor August 22 2010 12:03 PM

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That's a shame. Dwight and I stand on rather separate ground and it will be a bit harder for me to look at him and laugh along with him in TNG, Voyager and that one SG-1 episode now. It's important to keep a level head on things and not let these things bother you; I'd imagine it must be rather hard for conservatives to deal with all these 'crazy liberal actors' so I should say I have it easy. But still.

Michael Savage no less.

Cyke101 August 22 2010 03:53 PM

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Hober Mallow wrote: (Post 4333999)
And that one Baldwin brother. .

I've been trying to tell Connservatives for the past ten years or so not to save themselves and not listen to that one Baldwin brother. Alec nearly wrecked us liberals!

Back on topic, though Schultz has said some things I heartily disagree with, I've noticed that many celebrities who classify themselves as Republican or conservative tend to be more moderate or right-of-center than is usually associated with the terms. Kelsey Grammar, for example, seems to be liked by a number of prominent lefties, even though he's one of the more public and devoted faces of the right.

But hey, when you're captain of a starship...

Rulius August 22 2010 07:28 PM

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Do we realllly want to start talking politics outside TNZ?

Cyke101 August 22 2010 07:42 PM

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Rulius wrote: (Post 4334658)
Do we realllly want to start talking politics outside TNZ?

I'm pretty sure Trek has the liberal equivalent of Schultz. It might be possible to balance it (if we reroute imdb reference files and cross-reference that data through memory-alpha documents and wikipedia pages, we should be able to filter the criteria needed to find a suitable candidate).

WalkerBait August 22 2010 08:20 PM

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Quote:

Rulius wrote: (Post 4334658)
Do we realllly want to start talking politics outside TNZ?

As long as it is civil discusing politics is allowed outside of TNZ.

KingstonTrekker August 22 2010 10:37 PM

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Jeff O'Connor wrote: (Post 4334151)
That's a shame. Dwight and I stand on rather separate ground and it will be a bit harder for me to look at him and laugh along with him in TNG, Voyager and that one SG-1 episode now. It's important to keep a level head on things and not let these things bother you; I'd imagine it must be rather hard for conservatives to deal with all these 'crazy liberal actors' so I should say I have it easy. But still.

Michael Savage no less.

I also will be looking at him through new lenses...of course he was an actor playing a role on Star Trek...but I am the complete opposite of a right-winger...

InklingStar August 23 2010 05:15 AM

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It's a good thing that Trek teaches tolerance for all points of view, right? ;)

We conservatives must come to terms with watching so many actors whose work we enjoy use their spare time to lecture on liberal/progressive/leftist issues. If we boycotted the work of any actor whose views we found distasteful, we would never watch anything. Learn to separate the character from the real-life actor and accept it. It's ok to disagree...

Admiral James Kirk August 23 2010 05:46 AM

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It's weird how right wingers are always treated like a bunch of intolerant, evil nazis but the only ones showing intolerance in this threat are folks on the left. I'm glad I'm firmly in the middle so I can enjoy all the rank hypocrisy. :lol:

SJSharksfan39 August 23 2010 05:57 AM

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Admiral James Kirk wrote: (Post 4335734)
It's weird how right wingers are always treated like a bunch of intolerant, evil nazis but the only ones showing intolerance in this threat are folks on the left. I'm glad I'm firmly in the middle so I can enjoy all the rank hypocrisy. :lol:

I wouldn't go to that extreme, but I will say I do find some of the reactions funny. You're going to look at Barcley differently because Schultz is a republican. Whatever happened to Infinite Diversity in Infinite Combinations?*

*I've been watching Enterprise lately and just watched The Vulcan Trilogy last week.


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