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The Government Fears Susan Sarandon

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Susan Sarandon was at a Q&A session this past weekend, when an audience member asked the Obligatory Question when it comes to anything concerning Susan Sarandon (read: anything that has anything to do with the government and conspiracy theories and protesting)—”Do you believe that you’re under surveillance by the government?” Susan answered, “We know we [are] under surveillance. I’ve had my phone tapped. I was denied a security clearance to go to the White House and I don’t know why. Do you know why?”

Michael Moore, who was with her and also answering questions, quipped, “I never think about it, [though I wouldn’t be surprised if] somebody, somewhere [had subjected me to surveillance]. As it should be.” Michael Moore continued by saying that he wouldn’t be surprised if the US’s Fox News also had a hand in all of the phone-tapping, too:

“I’m interested to see what happens with Fox News and phone hacking,” Moore said, referring to the News Corp. scandal that has resulted in a number of arrests and high-level resignations within the British section of Rupert Murdoch’s empire. “I really can’t believe it just happens in Great Britain. Because really, who cares about just hacking phones over there?

“I’ll make a prediction about something — I think the phone-hacking thing Murdoch is involved in … is going to be investigated, and it will be found that it’s been going on here too,” he said. “I just have a gut feeling.”

Later on in the interview, Susan revisited the “being under government surveillance thing” and talked about her personal FBI file:

“We know we are under surveillance. I’ve gotten my file twice under the Freedom of Information Act. I know my phone was tapped. If they’re not surveilling you then everyone else has cameras on their phones.”

Are you surprised that Susan Sarandon is so involved in talking about government operations? Because you shouldn’t be, especially not if you’ve been paying attention to anything she’s done in the last four decades off the screen. Don’t remember her talking about the Pope being a Nazi? Or that she was on the committee to promote Ralph Nader’s run for President back in 2000? She also spoke at the Occupy movement in New York City earlier in the year. Susan Sarandon is a “left-wing activist to be feared by the government,” and she doesn’t mess around, guys. Most importantly, she wants you to know that she knows. Oh yes, she knows.

Quotables: Tell Us What You’re Really Thinking, Susan Sarandon

Photo: Susan Sarandon at UNIQLO on October 13

“The last one, not this Nazi one we have now.”

Susan Sarandon, clarifying that she mailed a copy of the book Dead Man Walking to Pope John Paul II. She certainly never mailed anything to that other guy, Pope Benedict XVI! What a total Nazi!

About that whole Pope Benedict XVI thing: the president of the Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights, Bill Donohue, has issued a statement. “The fact is that Joseph Ratzinger (the pope) was conscripted at the age of 14 into the Hitler Youth,” Donohue writes, “along with every other young German boy.

“Unlike most of the other teenagers, Ratzinger refused to go to meetings, bringing economic hardship to his family. Moreover, unlike most of the others, he deserted at the first opportunity.”

Donohue also spoke to E! News. “She’s a despicable person to make these kinds of despicable remarks,” he said. “It is very hard to find someone dumber than her.”

A Thelma & Louise Redux? OHHELLSYES!

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I know, I know, right? But don’t get too excited just yet … it’s just a themed photo shoot featuring the original Thelma and Louise, Susan Sarandon and Geena Davis.

The ladies will are set to reprise their roles for a photo segment in an upcoming issue of Vanity Fair in order to commemorate the film’s 20 year anniversary.

Damn.  Twenty years. Thelma & Louise came out twenty years ago. And I remember it vividly. Not that, you know, I was allowed to watch it or anything, but I can remember my mother and her best friend getting all dolled up to go and see what was touted as the latest and greatest of the early-nineties cult chick flicks.  My dad made his specialty dish that night – Kraft macaroni and cheese (The wagon wheels, bitches) – and I waited up all night for my mom to come home and tell me about her jaunt to the theater.

Though I wasn’t able to watch it ’til I was much older (I was a mere eight years old in 1991), I vaguely remember my mother and her girlfriend making Thelma & Louise related comments for years thereafter, and I’d pretend I understood the innuendos and chuckle along, like I was some kind of worldly, hip, sophisticate with a bevy of celebrity knowledge.

Apparently some things never change.