‘I hope I get arrested’: Jane Fonda sides with First Nations against Kinder Morgan pipeline

In 1970, Jane Fonda was arrested while marching with indigenous people during the occupation of Fort Lawton in Seattle, Wa.

Forty-five years later, the Academy Award-winning actress says she’s willing to be placed in handcuffs again while defending British Columbia’s coast from oil tankers.

“I have a hit TV show now. If I get arrested it’ll bring even more attention to the issue,” Fonda deadpanned in an interview with The Canadian Press. “I hope I get arrested.”

h/t Waffle

  • UCSPanther

    Then maybe a large swarm of burly pipeline construction workers from tradesmen to laborers can all take dips of skoal and spit all over her…

    • mobuyus

      I would like a big chaw of Redman Plug and hoark it right up her ring-a-dang-doo.

      • Maggat

        Copenhagen is messier.

        • mobuyus

          Messier than her ring-a-dang-doo?

  • ProgNorth

    Follow the money on this one. This is a coordinated attack on Canadian oil by US interests.
    Vivian Krause has done some outstanding research on the Tides Foundation, who are behind this. Fonda should be run out of the country!

    • Yup, this is an economic war.

      • Observer

        I hope she does get arrested.
        She might like the publicity, but I would love to get her banned from ever returning to Canada.
        Why doesn’t she move to Viet Nam, since she certainly loves communists that the USA.

        • Waffle

          Incredible that Hanoi Jane, that old fossil, is still around.

          • David Murrell

            Recall that she “posed” in front of captured American soldiers, as a propaganda stunt in support of Hanoi.

          • Waffle
          • dance…dancetotheradio

            I was too young to understand any of this at the time.
            And it was really hard to find it through the eighties and nineties.
            That’s all changed since I first got online in 2002.
            What can I say?
            I’m a notoriously late adopter of technology.
            I didn’t buy a CD player until 1996.
            Ironic since I make my living maintaining electronics.

          • Waffle

            I find Google very helpful. 90% of the time I can only remember a fragment of something, like a single line in a song, or a nickname. So I just type it in to Google search and voila! If I’m looking for visuals, some of which I remember, some I don’t, I just click the “Images” button and all this stuff comes up. I almost fell of my chair when John Kerry came up. I didn’t even start to become political until the 80s and then it was just baby steps.

          • dance…dancetotheradio

            For all of Bush’s supposed inarticulateness, Kerry was more impressive in the way he could never give a straight answer to a straight question.
            For all of Bush’s supposed inarticulateness, Kerry was more impressive in the way he could never give a straight answer to a straight question.

    • David Murrell

      Good point ProgNorth. Lots of research could be done on this.

  • Mal

    In the six quotes appearing in that article Fonda self-references eighteen times. As in most, if not all, lefty dreck – it’s about Jane feeling good about herself.
    Stephen Hunter’s “I, Sniper”, is a cracking little summer-holiday action-thriller in which a character named Joan Flanders, described as “…the ultra-progressive scion of a famous American acting clan. Her political consciousness was accelerated after she was photographed aboard the carriage of a North Vietnamese anti-aircraft gun. Reviled by millions, she subsequently married and divorced a loudmouth media mogul and made millions from a series of exercise videos…” has a VERY bad day four paragraphs into the novel. A Bill Ayers-type character and his wife have a similarly lousy day a couple of paragraphs after that. When I see Jane Fonda getting up to her old, predictable rubbish, I remember this novel fondly.

  • mauser 98

    Fonda; “My biggest regret is I never got to fuck Che Guevara.”
    http://dlisted.com/2011/09/05/qotd-jane-fondas-biggest-regret-life/

    • truthdareisay

      My biggest regret is that of all the people Che killed, Fonda could not be in the count..

      • mauser 98

        his followers refuse to believe that

        • Clausewitz

          This too…..

    • dance…dancetotheradio

      Hey, Jian Ghomeshi is still around.

      • Justin St.Denis

        Oh, but sadistic sexual perverts are so YESTERDAY, dontcha know? Don’t be such a racist! Get with the pogrom!

  • Uncle_Waspy

    Thank goodness Jane is out there saving the world again.

  • The Butterfly

    Oh *that* Nobel Prize winner in Physics.

  • Maggat

    I used to work with a Vietnam Vet years ago, his hatred for Hanoi Jane was visceral, to say the least.

    • Exile1981

      My dad who is a Vietnam vet feels the same way. Mentioning her name is the only thing that gets him angry.

      • dance…dancetotheradio

        What about John Kerry?

        • Exile1981

          He’s got things to say about him but not to the level he does about fonda.

          • dance…dancetotheradio

            The only thing good that came out of Barbarella was a band name.
            Duran Duran.
            And I’ve often wondered if it had anything to do with Sirhan Sirhan.

    • Alain

      I might add he had good reason. She was a traitor who sided with the enemy and should have been charged as such. Disgusting piece of work.

  • Exile1981

    I’d like to see her staked out and eaten alive by mosquitoes

  • WalterBannon

    she has a hit TV show???

    • Justin St.Denis

      On NETFLIX, Called Grace and Frankie. And it is not very good. Also stars Sam Waterson, Martin Sheen and Lily Tomlin. All are equally awful. A true misstep on NETFLIX part. I doubt a second season will see the light of day.

      • dance…dancetotheradio

        You know, this new golden age of television thing is starting to get a bit overblown.
        Sure we’ve had some good stuff like Mad Men and Trailer Park Boys, but there’s a lot of crap out there.
        I think the movies’ contracting box office and burgeoning video game scene has just pushed talent onto the small screen with mixed effects.

        • Justin St.Denis

          LILYHAMMER, SENSE8, HOUSE OF CARDS are just a few series on Netflix which I have enjoyed. I haven’t had TV reception for over a decade. We were the first we knew of to cut cable, satellite etc and go exclusively online. Television was a wasteland when we left it, and reality TV has made even more inroads since then. It has gotten impossibly worse. And movies largely suck, too, quite frankly. I read more than ever now. For pure entertainment and laughs, there’s Bateman. More serious writers satisfy my cultural needs. 😉

          • dance…dancetotheradio

            Is House of Cards worth putting up with Kevin Spacey?
            I never watched Californication because of Duchovny.
            Any man who would kick Tea Leone to the curb deserves to be shunned.

          • Justin St.Denis

            House Of Cards is worth it, if only for Robin Wright. Sean Penn and she used to be married. I shudder to think about it. She is amazing!

  • just a thought

    If she isn’t arrested, that will mean she’s no longer “relevant.” What bigger crisis could there be for a senile old treasonous hippie. So, I say, DON’T ARREST HER.

  • DD_Austin

    Fonda isn’t our problem*, I blame the the Immigration Minister for allowing a foreigner
    into the country who has openly stated their purpose of breaking our laws.

    Fonda should be kept out or Chris Alexander should be thrown out

    * She’s americas asshole

  • Observer

    What about her best movie Barbarella or how she won an Academy Award for knowing how a prostitute thinks in Klute?

  • jayme

    You think this is bad Bono will be in Ottawa to talk with all 3 leaders.

    • Clausewitz

      Yep, nothing means relevance like talking to a tax cheat.

      • Justin St.Denis

        Wearing sunglasses.

        • dance…dancetotheradio
          • Justin St.Denis

            For a second there, I expected to see a performance by The Sopwith Camel, a 1960s cult band who had a hit song entitled “Hello, Hello”. The band was decades ahead of its time, although their one hit was a retro throwback to the 1930s.

    • Observer

      But he is demanding that all Western nations must give more to the third world instead of their nations’ own poor, while he and U2 incorporated in the Netherlands so they wouldn’t have to pay the higher income taxes in their native Ireland.

      • Justin St.Denis

        Bono, like so many bogtrotters, ain’t the sharpest of knives.

    • dance…dancetotheradio

      Yeah, but Paul Martin isn’t a leader, anymore.
      Oops, sorry.
      That sentence is wrong because it shouldn’t be time sensitive.
      I should have said:
      Yeah, but Paul Martin isn’t a leader.

  • Clausewitz

    This would be the same bitch who nightly would be pulling off the tomahawk chop when she was married to Ted Turner???

    • Justin St.Denis

      Lost me.

      • Clausewitz

        A bit hypocritical of her with her new found affinity for native culture when she spent years doing the tomahawk chop to fit in with her husband at the time Ted Turner who owned the Atlanta Braves. The Tomahawk chop is on par with the Washington Redskins to most lefties when it comes to politically correct behaviour.

  • Hard Little Machine

    I’m watching her on Grace and Frankie right now talking about her vagina.

    • Alain

      I’ll you do the watching, but are you sure it is she talking and not her vagina talking?

    • Justin St.Denis

      That is a genuinely bad show. I actually felt embarassed for the other actors in the show, most of whom I rather like.

  • Justin St.Denis

    Once a stupid slut, always a stupid slut, it would seem.

  • dance…dancetotheradio

    Well, she’s past her moustache ride sell-by date.