Apparently Tucker Carlson’s bow-tie is all bent out of shape because Ashley Judd has shown her lady parts in movies:
The actress has bared her breasts in several films and has had some raunchy sex scenes in others.
According to MrSkin.com, which bills itself as “the largest free nude celebrity movie archive,” Judd has flashed just about everything on-screen.
It seems like she was particularly liberal with nudity early on in her career.
In both 1996′s “Norma Jean and Marilyn” and 1999′s “Eye of the Beholder,” Judd went full frontal and bared her behind.
She went topless for 1996′s “Normal Life” and went topless and bottomless in 1999′s “Double Jeopardy.
And god bless her for it. However, because I don’t want to support a candidate without knowing all the facts, I have reviewed most of these scenes several times in slow motion (I may have even paused once or twice), and I find nothing that should keep her out of office. The things I do for the Democratic party.
At any rate, it appears that to Republicans, it’s ok to repeatedly show your ass in Congress so long as you never showed your tits before you were elected.
Jim, Foolish Literalist
I’ve always assumed Ladyparts made Tucker Carlson nervous, even in full knowledge of the fact that he has a few kids. When Rachel Maddow was a regular segment guest on one of Tucker’s many failed and quickly canceled TeeVee shows, it was pretty clear she made him uncomfortable.
Wait, didn’t Scott Brown already break this barrier?
does the name Scott Brown, senator, ring a bell?
Given the composition of Senate, a mean and uncharitable person might surmise, hypothesize and guess in a more or less random fashion that the idea for this anti good looking tit campaign originated in the Senate itself. There are already many tits in the Senate, and folks are angry that many more people will be interested in Ashley’s.
Edit: If my hypothesis is too gross, I may have meant twits, and further hypothesize a misunderstanding. I will investigate this matter thoroughly. Heading for Google image search right now.
Tucker wouldn’t have known about female nudity in film if that liberal Seth McFarland hadn’t sung “The Boob Song” at the Oscars.
Judd’s nude scenes only increase her electability.
Also, Wesley love forever.
Well, that wasn’t subtle at all. Guess the ol’ “liberal=libertine” must be wearing thin if he has to flog it that openly.
Gawd, I can’t help but picture Tucker’s bow-tie fully erect. Now that’s going to haunt me.
Thank god Governor Arhold and Mayor Eastwood never appeared nude or in love scenes.
Thank goodness they didn’t beat any women on film like St Ronnie.
Ted & Hellen
If all the attractive members of Congress, all five of them, would regularly release naked pics, this would be a better country.
Why am I somehow not surprised that Tucker Carlson is intimately acquainted with the existence and contents of MrSkin.com?
Whenever I see that weasel, I think, “Weasel.” Actually, I try to mutter “Weasel” the same way Jack Nicholson/Jake Giddes muttered “Weasel” after having to deal with that weasel of a clerk in the Hall of Records in “Chinatown.”
@TaMara (BHF): Don’t worry. David Sedaris has assured us that “A bow tie announces to the world that you can no longer get an erection.”.
i love this story, so hilarious
OT: Krugman is saying his “debate” with Scarborough didn’t go well. He called it his “Denver moment”.
Apparently Squint was throwing out a bunch of nonsense numbers, attacking Krugman with old quotes and expressing a previously unspoken support for short-term stimulus.
Man, she’s smokin hawt
Thanks to this story, my Google search history now has “naked Senator”, since I forgot Scott Brown’s history but just remembered there was at least one before this.
I am slightly scared of what the Google Ads will eventually start displaying.
The big difference in this context between Ms. Judd and Turtle McConnell is that McConnell has repeatedly shown his ass in the Senate.
@Alex: I am sure something from Franken’s earlier career will show up.
@Alex: I think google ads is pretty careful to keep the ads fairly tame. Although you people have that urban outfitters wine bra showing up fairly regularly on BJ
Ruby in Paradise is a really good film.
@Omnes Omnibus: You rang?
Odie Hugh Manatee
Tucker knew all of this without having to do a bit of research!
He uses her pics to ‘straighten his bow tie’.
I saw what you did there.
Q: Why does Tucker Carlson wear a bow tie?
A: To keep his foreskin from riding up.
@Comrade Mary: Oddly, that was exactly what I was expecting. He does a pretty good Jagger.
If I may quote Mr. Stewart in regards to the bowtied putz, “You know what’s interesting though? You’re as big a dick on your show as you are on any show.”
I believe Tucker was the body double used in “Hedwig And The Angry Inch”. It does not come as a surprise that he is uncomfortable with human sexuality
Some senators I’m pretty sure have never been naked. Even at birth. Like Orrin Hatch.
Thank you for doing this, John. It must have been brutal doing all that research.
Just to be sure, may I have copies of your source materials?
If you want to lose more woman voters then please proceed you bow-tied schmuck…
This is a good thing.
Mike in NC
No doubt Tucker spends several hours per day in a darkened room studying such filth to maintain the fine quality and stellar reputation of the Daily Caller. With a large supply of Cheetohs and Mountain Dew, of course.
Well, better her than McConnell.
“Well, we’ll see how it comes out after editing, but I feel that I just had my Denver debate moment: I was tired, cranky, and unready for the blizzard of misleading factoids and diversionary stuff (In 1997 you said that the aging population was a big problem! When Social Security was founded life expectancy was only 62!) Oh, and I wasn’t prepared for Joe Scarborough’s slipperiness about what he actually advocates (he’s for more spending in the near term? Who knew?).
We’ll know more soon enough.
Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/krugman-i-just-blew-it-in-my-debate-with-joe-scarborough-2013-3#ixzz2McJxslwx
While this attack on Ms. Judd is detestable, I’m not the least surprised by it. I was expecting it. It’s in the nature of the GOP establishment that their first reaction will be to slut-shame. It’s how they think.
Jim, Foolish Literalist
@raven: I’m not surprised. Krugman is often weak on TV. And slipperiness, being a weasel, on TV is pretty much Scarborough’s stock in trade.
I’ve seen Double Jeopardy quite a few times, I don’t remember seeing Ashley’s bazoombas or her badonkadonk
Ronald Reagan HIT Angie Dickinson in some movie. That bastard!
As long as she doesn’t pretend she’s ashamed of these appearances, they can only work for her. Kentuckians will certainly interpret this as ‘slutty’, but they don’t necessarily hate that. They hate weakness. If she doesn’t show any weakness when this topic is raised, they’ll write this off as something to hate and instead give her ‘candidate I’d like to imagine I could possibly sleep with’ points. I wish I was understating the venality of my fellow Kentuckians.
WELL i certainly hope Mitch doesn’t decide that this is the time to be equally, how should I say it, transparent!!!!!!!
Aw shoot, you beat me to it. No pun intended . . .
Let’s hope these idiots keep up with this asinine dreck. If they do, I predict it will be Ashley Judd, excuse me, that will be Distinguished Senator Judd to you McTurtle, by a landslide.
Edit: and does not ‘Senator Judd’ have a certain distinguished ring to it? It certainly does. Can’t wait!
Why would Krugman agree to debate Scarborough, for cryin’ out loud? He ought to know better than that.
You assume beating the crap out of someone, especially Ms. someone, is a bug with our current version of the GOP.
He can show his assets all he wants, as long as nobody is forced to look at them. Actually, I strongly encourage him to display this kind of transparency. I think it would do a hell of a lot to improve Ms. Judd’s electoral chances.
Truest post ever in Balloon Juice history. I wish I was a Kentuckian so I could vote for her.
I just clicked on The Daily Caller, to my sorrow. Good God, what a crappy, junky site. I bet the National Enquirer has a cleaner-looking site.
dance around in your bones
Last night I watched Short Cuts by Robert Altman, and Julianne Moore showed both pubic hair (yes, the carpet matches the drapes) and her lovely bum.
I guess she’ll never be a Senator now, let alone President.
@dance around in your bones:
No, but she can see Russia from her house.
@dance around in your bones: Jennifer Jason Leigh proly blew it too, so to speak.
Sorry to hear that. After watching Mitt blunt Obama’s superior understanding with a nonstop blizzard of BS and posturing in the first debate, these live debates can be tricky.
But Mornin’ Joe’s favorite example of a sensible sound ‘anti-Krugman’ economist, Alan Blinder, is firing back and Mornin’ Joe’s BS.
Krugman is actually pretty nice and restrained for an economist. Blinder can be much sharper, and more ‘pointed’, and he has just as much command as macro theory and facts as Krugman. Maybe Kthug should have suggested that abusive ignorant dimwit oaf debate his favorite anti-Krugman, Alan Blinder. I would pay money to see that.
Many economists, like Stiglitz, Blinder and James Galbraith are more (how should we put it?) ‘direct’ and ‘pointed’ than Krugman, which is probably why you never see them on TV with the corporate media divas.
Morning Joe’s accuracy deficit
Alan Bliinder, Politico
@dance around in your bones: You see The Master?
@FlipYrWhig: poor Orrin.
He’s a Ken doll down there.
@Ted & Hellen:
At the risk of encouraging thought and behavior that is quite appalling, I must ask … five? Let’s see your list, bucko. This ought to tell us a lot about you (some of which we’re probably better off not knowing).
To be fair to Tucker, if white adolescent boys figure out that the Democratic Party is where all the hot chicks are, the Republican Party is as dead as the dodo.
that ‘life expectancy was only 62’ is a big fat statistical lie. Yes, if you used all live births life expectancy in the 1930 was 62 but babies don’t pay FICA. If you go from age 5 life expectancy was in the upper 70s and if you went from age 20 it was even older. The only real difference in life expectancy has been made from birth to age 5 with a smaller increase from 5 to 20. If you live to age 20 there has been almost no increase in life expectancy.
The lie that 62 was chosen because of life expectancy is easily disproved but our beloved media continues to spew the lie because facts are hard & not bipartisany enough
Must be jealousy, since NO ONE would want to see any of Tucker’s alltogethers.
If I were Ms. Judd’s speechwriter, her response would be along these lines.
“I have a job. When my job calls for me to take my clothes off, I take my clothes off, because I understand what it means to do a job and do it well. Senator McConnell’s job has been to do what’s right for the people of Kentucky. Do you think he’s done his job?”
I agree. the economically meaning dependency ratio that takes your considerations into account peaked in the early 1960s, when the mid boomers were kids. Any economist familiar with the numbers will admit this, and if you press irrationally anti social security economists about it, they usually wave their hands about it being different with kids than old folks, people will more likely pay taxes for kids than oldsters.
More than that. I don’t watch television much, but almost every talking head I have seen thinks the safety net needs to be gutted because the poor need Tough Love.
EDIT – @burnspbesq:
If she could sell it, and I’m sure as an actress she can, that would be the perfect approach.
Or Robyn Hitchcock:
Well I take off my clothes with you
But I’m not naked underneath
I was born with trousers on
Just about like everyone
I demand that the Turtle come out of his shell and bare all.
Man, is that ever true, and I had no idea until I spent a week at the DNC in Charlotte walking into telephone poles and fire hydrants and newspaper machines because every three seconds another GORGEOUS woman walked by.
” If you live to age 20 there has been almost no increase in life expectancy. ”
Except that is an exaggeration. Just much smaller at older ages than for kids.
Except it is not an exaggeration for women 40 and over since the mid 1980s.
Or shorter ashley – I may screw in reel life but mcconnell screws you in real life.
Just Some Fuckhead
duh, they want free birth control so they can screw like rabbits and we got it.
@jl: It is also not an exaggeration for the poorest half of this country over the last 40 years. I am annoyed that I don’t have a source for this email I sent out in 2011 and that I keep around for times like this. I guess I have to hit the google.
(EDIT: I would be curious to find out how much more this gap has widened over the past 10 years)
@MattR: Where’d you get that, Matt? I couldn’t find it and I’d love to cite it to someone I know.
@MattR: OK, if you stratify by income, then yes, the lower half of the income distribution has had almost no increase for the last 30 years or so. In the some poor counties, life expectancy may be decreasing now (sorry, I don’t have reference that at my fingertips either).
But I thought Schlemizel was talking about since the mid 1930s, and for the whole income distribution.
Another reference I don’t have is old trustee reports that show that they did a pretty damn good job of predicting the growth in life expectancy and the dependence ratio. The whole life expectancy and dependence ratio argument against social security is silly, since productivity growth can easily make up for it, and up to now, has done just that.
“(EDIT: I would be curious to find out how much more this gap has widened over the past 10 years)
It has widened enough so that, as I said, there is evidence that in some poor counties (regardless of race/ethnicity, BTW) life expectancy in the US is now declining. I can look for reference sometime if you want it, but can’t do it today.
Slightly OT – This article asks the musical question, “Is Ashley Judd to liberal for Kentucky?” Hell, Strom Thurmond would have been too liberal for Kentucky: <a href="http://www.journal-news.com/news/news/national-govt-politics/actress-ashley-judd-considering-senate-run/nWgbH/
I knew Ashley Judd was a very intelligent actress when she started choosing cerebral projects like Double Jeopardy, Bug, and Helen instead of the recapture her youth romantic comedies like a Meg Ryan. Now I know by the preemptive smackdown that she’s a real threat to be a senator. They wouldn’t be going after her before she even announces plans if they weren’t afraid of her chances of winning.
dance around in your bones
I love the scenes of her talking dirty to guys on the phone with a totally disinterested air. I didn’t watch it from the beginning – was this the movie where she is doing the ironing as she talks dirty?
And it still makes her husband jealous (well, to tell the truth – if the situation was reversed? I’d prolly be a green-eyed monster as well).
Obviously what’s called for are multiple Congressional committee investigations to uncover whether or not body doubles were used, expose the use or non-use of computer enhancement, strip away the tricks of the trade of make-up artists, and lay bare the naked truth.
@Jim, Foolish Literalist: by agreeing to debate that asshole Krugman lowered himself to JoeScar’s level. He should’ve said that he’ll debate an economist and nota teevee blowhard.
@PopeRatzo: I will see if I can find it. It is possible that the reason I did not include a cite in my initial email (and why google searches are not helping) is that I may be paraphrasing a guest on a talk show(very possibly The Daily Show or Colbert Report)
EDIT: I think the ultimate source for my numbers was Table 4 of this Social Security report.
EDIT 2: Yep. That is it. You just have to do some math to convert birth year into the year they hit 60.
The Ancient Randonneur
Yeah Tucker, because appearing in a movie with a talking mule is a much better predictor of political success.
dance around in your bones
No I haven’t. I’ve been kinda behind the curve with movies due to circumstances beyond my control. But I love Phillip Seymour Hoffman and Joaquin Phoenix, so I’ll have to hope it shows up on Netflix in the next decade.
From the Wiki it sounds interesting.
Might this be what you are seeking?
Or maybe this?
More expansively, this, from the Social Security administration.
That Blinder piece isn’t very good news for an already factually-challenged Joe Scarborough going into a “debate” with Krugman. My guess is that Krugman won’t even have to bring it up – Rose will. Scarborough would actually be lucky if his worst problem were that he is “stunningly superficial.” He’s a bully, a blowhard and so utterly recycled every time he opens his mouth, it’s just pathetic. What’s even more pathetic is that Mika Brezinski isn’t either able or disposed to deal with him. She’s almost more of an embarrassment – a total ditz. The epitome of the old line about a “liberal” being someone who is too chickenshit to take their own side in an argument. Not sure if she’s just stupid or what…
@NotMax: Your last link is the one that has the exact numbers I used. The others may be what initially sent me looking for it. For some reason I can’t remember the details of my web searches from 2 years ago (or longer)
Krugman’s already appeared on that piece of shit Scarborough show, and he appears on Stephanopoulos show with morons like Cokie Roberts, Matthew Dowd and Peggy Noonan (at best.) So why not Charlie Rose – it’s a go-to show for the middle-brow faux intelligentsia. Make your argument wherever – I love that Krugman’s gotta reach far beyond the green pastures of Princeton University. Let’s face it – nobody wants to sit and listen to two economists talk. Kudos to Krugman for being part of the fray – absurd as it might mostly be.
Didn’t LBJ pretty much walk around the White House sans clothing or at least pants quite a bit? And we trusted that guy with the nuclear football.
I’m sure we can trust Ms. Judd with the really important duties of a Senator, such as… uh… sitting around in a committee… and occasionally voting for cloture on stuff that dies because it never gets 60 votes… and… hell, why are we paying Senators anything?
@Comrade Dread: There are stories of a pantsless Ted Kennedy on a beach.
+1 to the people talking about Scott Brown already breaking the barrier. You can basically see his upper pubic hair, and definitely his breasts are bare.
@jl: Senator Judd does have a nice ring to it, but how long before Republicans start calling her Senator Juggs?
dance around in your bones
LBJ used to make people continue their conversations with him in the bathroom while he was taking a dump. He was kinda wacky like that.
I’m sure a lot of us have been topless and bottomless on the beach at some point in our lives. right? Maybe I’m atypical.
if I was part of DSCC, I would sit down with Ms. Judd and ask her bluntly if she’s willing to do the grunt work. a lot has been said about President Obama as a candidate, but some things have been overlooked – like his willingness to do the grunt work. he went from small town to small town in Illinois, getting his name out when he was running for Senator.
if Ms. Judd is willing to go from Kentucky hellhole to Kentucky hellhole, then I think the DSCC should be all in for her candidacy.
bring in someone to train her on explaining how the
Obama agenda will help their poor White asses.
Arnold Schwarzenegger’s ass has found quite a few frames of film during his career. Aren’t there full frontal nude shots of him around as well? I know I’ve seen the marijuana ones.
Odie Hugh Manatee
I’m surprised that he wants to see nude pictures of anyone who is post-pubescent.
Only if you have to be the one to look.
Ms. Judd was in some documentary (tv show?) about AIDS in Africa, and the profound social stigma the sufferers face. A young woman said she felt so isolated even from family, since everyone was so afraid. Judd immediately wrapped her up (speaking to her in the woman’s native tongue -French- all the while) in a hug. The girl was shocked and obviously moved. She held her like that the rest of the conversation. It was a beautiful act of humanity. She won my eternal admiration and respect.
I’ve heard that Krugman tends not to do well in TV debates. I believe it – people with enough experience at soundbites and bullshit will always do best in these.
Mike in NC
Nixon had the dignity to wear wing-tips to the beach, which is how it ought to be.
Nah. That’ll simply make the Republican Party a niche for rejected males commiserating about how liberalism has turned all hot women into stuck-up bitches who hate men. In other words, a continuation of exactly what it already is.
No, the “OMG BOOBZ” routine is what he does to KEEP him from, erm, “flogging it” openly. ;)
Ashley Judd should say something like, “… Unlike Sen McConnell, I have nothing to hide from”
@Joseph Nobles: Yeah I’m pretty sure I saw his dong somewhere
I don’t remember it being anything special, dongwise
Speaking of Tucker Carlson, looks like his site’s bombshell report on Sen. Bob Menendez (D-NJ) paying prostitutes in the Dominican was completely made up. The lady in question now has a sworn affidavit that she was PAID to lie about it, and that she has never even met the Senator.
The guy who paid her now claims HE was paid by ANOTHER guy who had a script as well for her to read.
Curiouser and curiouser.
BTW, one of the front pagers should write a post about this latest twist in the story.
Ashley Judd, responding to McConnell making a comment about her nudity during a debate:
“Well, Senator, if we’re to be judged based on nudity, I am confident the voters will still find me the better candidate.”