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Demi Moore, Ashton Kutcher and other stars make their pledges to Barack Obama. Low point, among many: Jason Bateman promises to flush “only after a deuce, never a single.” Is that really what Obama was talking about when he “summoned a new spirit”? As the video comes to an excruciating close, celebrities ask, What’s your pledge? My answer: To never again watch another video like this one, with its self-congratulatory, puffed-up, dead-eyed gaggle of Hollywood tools calling us to “service” while chanting like zombies.
More from Ken Silverstein:
Years of consideration preceding the inclusion of the word “phat” in Random House’s 1996 Compact Unabridged Dictionary:
Scientists created crash helmets that stink when cracked and fruit flies to whom blue light smells delicious.
In Belize, a construction company bulldozed a 2,300-year-old Mayan temple to make road fill.
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