“Soft despotism is a term coined by Alexis de Tocqueville describing the state into which a country overrun by "a network of small complicated rules" might degrade. Soft despotism is different from despotism (also called 'hard despotism') in the sense that it is not obvious to the people."

Saturday, April 21, 2007

Mommy Dearest: Alec Baldwin, an unhinged cruel abuser of young girls?

Hollywood elite at their finest, without direction and makeup. Alec Baldwin, being a man and a dad. Thanks to Ingrid at Ayquevida

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  1. Not to defend Alec, but just who released the tape?

  2. Alec Baldwin explains himself on the Web
    By SANDY COHEN AP Entertainment Writer
    Article Launched: 04/20/2007 11:45:21 PM PDT

    LOS ANGELES- As Alec Baldwin's angry words to his daughter were being broadcast around the world, the 49-year-old actor explained himself Friday on his Web site.
    "Although I have been told by numerous people not to worry too much, as all parents lose their patience with their kids, I am most saddened that this was released to the media because of what it does to a child," he wrote. "I'm sorry, as everyone who knows me is aware, for losing my temper with my child. I have been driven to the edge by parental alienation for many years now. You have to go through this to understand. (Although I hope you never do.) I am sorry for what happened. But I am equally sorry that a court order was violated, which had deliberately been put under seal in this case."
    A voicemail Baldwin left for his 11-year-old daughter, in which he can be heard calling her "a rude, thoughtless little pig," was published Thursday by celebrity news site
    Baldwin and his ex-wife, Kim Basinger, have been engaged in bitter custody disputes over their daughter, Ireland, since the couple divorced in 2002.
    "In such public cases, your opponents attempt to take a picture of you on your worst day and insist that this is who you are as a person," Baldwin wrote. "Outside the doors of divorce court, I have friends, I have respect from people I work with and I have a normal relationship with my daughter. All of that is threatened whenever one enters a court room."
    Meanwhile, Baldwin's attorney, Vicki Greene, said she filed a Superior Court order Friday "to determine how the tape got leaked and to determine whether actions should be taken against Kim Basinger, or her attorneys, or Harvey Levin (who runs and anybody else associated with the leaking of the tape ...

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  4. “opening my eyes to animal rights. … Look at the way [Hurricane] Katrina was handled — the way the government treats people and their animals is a tragedy.”

    “Sometimes, you know, the president is a father-like figure in American society, to most Americans, even today, no matter how cynical we've become. And people don't want to think that daddy's a bum all the time. They don't want to think that Daddy's a liar, a cheat and a fraud.” -alec baldwin

  5. Maybe she's a thoughtless, rude little pig.

  6. Don't know about the daughter, Rufus, what I have an idea that Kim is a tiger by the tail.