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Now this is what you do when you get to be famous and rich and powerful - Eric's House Of Ego
July 20th, 2009
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Now this is what you do when you get to be famous and rich and powerful
You've all seen the article about the kids in Philly who were going to go to a private pool for the summer, then they got kicked out because they "changed the complexion" of the place.

There was a friend of mine who would go off about the "Limousine Liberals". If they believe these things so much, why don't they give all their money away? Why don't they just watch out for themselves? (which is what he was doing). My reply was, because they now have the money and power to change things, so they should use it for that, not just give it away, but use their influence, use their power, use the fame they have gathered to try to make a positive change.

Tyler Perry has done that.

"Since you all have put me in the position to be able to do something I feel like by me doing this we are all doing it together."

Damn right.

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From:catsittingstill
Date:July 20th, 2009 08:40 pm (UTC)
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That was a cool thing he did.
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From:not_eurotic
Date:July 20th, 2009 08:51 pm (UTC)
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I'm no fan of Perry, but that's an amazing thing for the man to do.:)
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From:jcw_da_dmg
Date:July 21st, 2009 05:44 pm (UTC)
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Ditto that.

I keep thinking of Spike Lee's "Do The Right Thing" (in which nobody did) and Phil Ochs' "Love Me I'm A Liberal".
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From:celtic_catgirl
Date:July 20th, 2009 09:14 pm (UTC)
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That is really cool!
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From:starstraf
Date:July 20th, 2009 09:48 pm (UTC)
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awsome`
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From:emiofbrie
Date:July 20th, 2009 10:13 pm (UTC)
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Tyler Perry is officially made of awesome and win. If only more celebs were like him.
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From:tanac
Date:July 20th, 2009 10:13 pm (UTC)
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Thank you for sharing that. Restores my faith in humanity for one more day, it does.
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From:dement1a
Date:July 21st, 2009 04:01 pm (UTC)
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*sniffle*
I want to have that kind of money someday, dammit...
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