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    American Sit-Com Star: Life in Hollywood Today Akin to 1930s Nazi Germany

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    Tim Allen, most famous for playing the role of Tim "The Toolman" Taylor in the 1990s American sit-com "Home Improvement," made the comments in a recent appearance on the late-night talk show "Jimmy Kimmel Live."

    "You gotta be real careful around here," Allen said. "You get beat up if you don't believe what everybody else believes." 

    The actor's comments appeared to reference the fact that Hollywood is known for being predominantly left-leaning politically.  

    Allen plays a conservative husband and father on his show "Last Man Standing," a role believed to be based on his own life.

    Show host Kimmel also asked Allen about his attendance at Trump's inauguration.

    When Kimmel asked him about his trip to the inauguration ceremony, the actor’s eye bugged out and he stammered:

    "I was invited, we did a VIP thing for the vets," Allen said, "and went to a veterans ball, so I went to go see Democrats and Republicans.

    "Yeah. I went to the inauguration."

    Twitter users have come out on both sides, in support of and outraged over Allen's comments.

    The Los Angeles Times recently reported that the film and television industry in Hollywood has become increasingly hostile to conservatives, with reports of secret underground organizations and "clandestine support groups" for the minority of Hollywood personalities with right-leaning views.


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      Ask Clint Eastwood, among others, why he didn't hang around Hollyweird.
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      Lickie Weeks
      Anyone know why Dr. Pulaski looks so repulsive on TNG?
      Season 2 just started again today on H&I.
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      He seems to misunderstand: 1930s Germany was great for right wing comedians, they ruled the roost. Left wingers were put in concentration camps. And Liberals pretended to be conservatives or kept out of sight.
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      1930s Germany, Hitler know exactly what Germanys problems were, And they control Hollywood today, infact all of the USA.
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      Hollywood is losing its base market in the process of transitioning production and creative facilities overseas. That is all that is going on IMO. All of Hollywood would be based in China or the Russian Federation (please see www.disney.ru and www.waltdisney.ru ) 100% but for the 15% special tax offset export subsidy which the US Federal government provides. I think also that American propensities for recreational substance abuse would end up with half of Hollywood put up against a wall and shot if they moved operations permanently to China or Russia.

      What the Austrian-American empirical econometrist Shumpeter was referring to when he coined the term "creative destruction" was the propensity for creatives & academics, once they achieve prosperity, to saw off the economic limb of the money tree they sit on.

      He and Tim Allen would have hit if off like highwaymen. Both are funny, honest and think standing up with both feet planted firmly on the ground.

      Hollywood has always been a miserable place to live and work until the cameras roll. It is a staging area for endless battle against the tranquillity and capacity for contemplation of the human spirit.

      Thrill to the movement of the bearded fat lady as she dances the hula.
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      If Hillary and her pals were such wise guys, how come they do not go after the Disney organisation for its Russian ties? Disney's CIS Division spend millions and billions (and make millions and billions) selling and creating cartoons and live-action films which --gasp!--control the minds of children!!!! And in Russia!!!

      Eeeeek! Waterboard Mickey Mouse and Donald Duck!!!
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      1930's Germany was prosperous and happy, while the rest of the West was festering in depression.
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      If it becomes too much for Mr. Allen he is perfectly welcome to set up his own studio and mentoring academy in Fargo, ND. Hector Airfield has lots of hangar space for a Vicente Minneli-style single gallery studio. I would not be surprised if room were made in North Dakota State University's media training budget for a new professorship: ND is the only state in the Union sporting a 2 billion dollar tax revenue surplus.

      ND has its own brand of leftist borne of the 1840's tradition of the Knights of Labor and the farming cooperative movement. The difference is that they are actual in-the-flesh workers so logic and square deals work with them: the simplest way to categorize them is they are Steinbeck lefties with dirt under their fingernails or as "classical liberals."

      The one thing that drives me nuts is it is hard to find anyone here with bad manners. There is no such thing as a traditional NYC cab driving idiot here or a rudely funny deli operator.
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