It can be difficult to watch some of our nation’s most beloved movie stars wither away before our very eyes. Or, in the case of Arnold Schwarzenegger, it is difficult watching him cling to the spotlight at any cost.
Undeniably one of the most famous people alive today, (with only perhaps Donald Trump, Vladimir Putin, and Barack Obama ahead of him), Schwarzenegger is the household name to end all household name. He is the movie star of our lifetimes, and many of us would like to remember him as that. As soon as Arnold got involved with politics, however, that was all over.
Schwarzenegger was a staunch democrat during his time as governor of California, and the conditioning of his previous fame had built him into a machine of pure arrogance. He mowed down any conservative agenda pieces that arose during his time in the mansion, and has been an extremely outspoken critic of President Donald Trump over the course of the last 14 months.
“Former California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger arrived late to his SXSW panel today by an hour and half due to high winds delaying his plane. But the minute he took the mic at the Downtown Hilton Austin, he engaged in his favorite sport other than body building: Trump-dinging.
They can’t all be “hasta la vista” or “I’ll be back”, I suppose.
Now, as if Schwarzenegger wasn’t already irking the American conservative voter base enough, the former governor has been pushing hard to legitimize the oft-debunked “global warming” hoax. The only problem here is Arnie’s undying love for guzzling gas himself.
“Actor and environmental activist Arnold Schwarzenegger is gassing up the chopper for a gas-burning helicopter joy ride for some lucky contestant, even after he said that he would sue oil companies for killing people with fossil fuels.
“’I don’t think there’s any difference: If you walk into a room and you know you’re going to kill someone, it’s first-degree murder; I think it’s the same thing with the oil companies,’ Schwarzenegger said, announcing his upcoming lawsuit at the South By Southwest tech conference. ‘Every gas station on it, every car should have a warning label on it, every product that has fossil fuels should have a warning label on it.’
“But that will not stop the former California governor from burning off gallons of fuel in a helicopter for charity.
“Schwarzenegger is offering a ‘helicopter ride over Los Angeles’ as part of a fundraiser, from LA-based non-profit After-School All-Stars, which includes lunch and cigars with the Terminator star turned activist.”
Oh, and did we mention that Schwarzenegger also owns a tank on which he cooks eggs?
Someone get Al Gore on the phone; we need to figure out how many carbon credits to bill Arnie for to offset this nonsense.