Wednesday, October 11, 2006

Streisand's Intolerance Shines in Concert Stage Return

According to AP Barbara Streisand's recent return to the concert stage included the following sequence of events:
[T]he night's most riveting moment came during what was perhaps the only unscripted [Unscripted? Sure...with a "celebrity impersonator" sharing thestage?]-- and truly uncomfortable -- episode in the three-hour show. [That's why people paid a great deal of money and came to the feel uncomfortable?]

There was Streisand, enduring a smattering of very loud jeers as she and "George Bush" -- a celebrity impersonator -- muddled through a skit that portrayed the president as a bumbling idiot. [Now that sounds like a "polite" and "tolerant" thing to do.]

Though most of the crowd offered polite applause during the slightly
humorous routine, it got a bit too long, especially for a few in the audience who just wanted to hear Streisand sing like she had been doing for the past hour. [As Laura Ingraham would say, "Shut up and sing!"]

"Come on, be polite!" the well-known liberal implored during the sketch as she and "Bush" exchanged zingers. But one heckler wouldn't let up. And finally, Streisand let him have it. [Apparently this means, "You be polite. I'm so important that I don't have to be."]

"Shut the (expletive) up!" Streisand bellowed, drawing wild applause. "Shut up if you can't take a joke!" ["Bellowed?" No comment on that one. But the wild applause for a public expletive does reveal something about the sophistication of Streisand's fans.]

With that one F-word, the jeers ended. And the message was delivered -- no one gets away with trying to upstage Barbra Streisand, especially not in her hometown. [Translation: "I am so far above everyone else I can say and do anything I want. This is my concert and the hell with anyone who doesn't like it.]

Once the outburst (which Streisand later apologized for) was over, Streisand noted that "the artist's role is to disturb," and delivered a message of tolerance . [At least the irony is amusing.]
Even as a teenager I felt that Streisand was about as substantial a talent and personality as a piece of puffed rice. What particularly offended me even back then was the clear indication that she truly believed that she was a "diva" worthy of the money, fame, success and adoration that she received.

The silliness of the matter would be clearly shown if Streisand and Bush were put alongside each other on a Presidential ballot. The campaign and the election results would reveal two things: 1. Who the real bumbling idiot is, and; 2. Just how many moonbats there are in the far-out liberal left who would actually vote for their personification of "tolerance."