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Bette Midler needs better drugs

"I could stand up here and talk for hours (cheering) about ineptitude, stupidity (louder cheering), blame, in-e-qual-i-ty, global warming (cheering), the dangerous destruction of the wetlands. But if I did, what will all those other people have to talk about? I'm telling you these are -- these are not just dangerous times, these are -- these times are disastrous. We're surrounded by disasters! The war, the hurricane, the Fox News. (cheering) It just goes on and on. I get so depressed! [...] A terrible thing happened to me. Today I got a letter from the Republican Party thanking me (boos) thanking me, thanking me for supporting this administration's policies. I did what any self-respecting American of integrity and class would do, I wrote "Go f*$# yourself!" (wild cheering) I sent it back! Postage due!" [...] I would never actually pick on George Bush, because, you know, he's a big fan of mine. He came to see me in the seventies, came to a show of mine in the seventies. A coke dealer of his, uh, got him some tickets, and... (cheers) Tonight we are here to be together, to help rebuild the Gulf coast, to help -- help rebuild the soul of America, the soul of America, New Orleans, New Orleans. We have to find a way to start listening to each other, to nature, and to the rest of the world, because who wants to live with so much danger."

So was this little tirade at one of her "shows"? On her website? Nope. It was at a concert for aid to Katrina victims. What, she can't get a camera on her any other way? Pathetic.
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I would have donated money to shut her up. There's a time and a place to express her opinion. A *charity benefit* is not it.

This isn't about the situation being disastrous (pretty sure Alli's smart enough to figure that one out), it's about the (bad) timing and (in)appropriateness of BM's comments.