Alec Baldwin: Terrorist or Adorable Curmudgeon?

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 Alec Baldwin was arrested Friday and charged with assault and harassment after allegedly striking a man in the face during a dispute over a parking spot outside his New York City home, authorities said.

Police said the actor claimed he had a family member holding the spot for him as he attempted to park his black Cadillac Escalade around 1:30 p.m. when a man driving a black Saab station wagon pulled up and took it.

Police said the men were arguing and pushed each other before Baldwin, 60, got more aggressive. The driver of the station wagon told police Baldwin hit him with his hand, but wasn’t sure if it was a punch or a slap. The driver, 49, was taken to a hospital with jaw pain and redness in the neck area, police said.  All type in italics is from The Chicago Tribune.

Gasp! A celebrity attacking a commoner! How dare he! If we replace the name Alec Baldwin with Justin Bieber, we’d all be outraged and call for him to do jail time. And it does seem like the kind of thing that the Biebs would do, doesn’t it?

In my mind, because it’s Alec Baldwin, it’s OK. And because it’s New York City it’s OK. In New York City a slap in the face is how people greet each other. Arrested over a parking dispute? Ridiculous. Why am I so willing to take Alec Baldwin’s side on this? This is why:

Before Alec Baldwin did a Trump impression he was an obnoxious ass with several instances of public boorishness on his record. Now, since his Emmy winning Trump impersonation I consider him a national treasure, an adorable curmudgeon if you will.

First of all, what’s a 49 year old doing getting in a fight with a 60 year old? And more embarrassingly, losing. Secondly, a guy in a Saab fighting with a guy in an Escalade? If one of these wasn’t Alec Baldwin, wouldn’t we all just say “Let the rich S.O.B.’s fight it out. They both probably deserve a good slap in the face.” ?

When I’m elected President, or Sexiest Man Alive, whichever comes first, I’m going to pass two laws. 1) Alec Baldwin will be required to do President Phil impersonations, and 2) There should a statue of Alec Baldwin, as Donald Trump, erected at the site of the disputed parking spot so that he has dibs on it forever.

 “I wanted to be president of the United States. I really did. The older I get, the less preposterous the idea seems.” ~Alec Baldwin. Sorry Alec, you’ll have to get in line behind me, but I promise you can be my Vice-President. What’s your opinion? Take the poll below:

Please share this post to and fro. I’d love to see the poll go viral. Have a great weekend everybody! ~Phil

13 responses to “Alec Baldwin: Terrorist or Adorable Curmudgeon?

  1. Humm, you had my vote until you shared who’d be your running mate. 😀

  2. Rich old guys fighting over parking spaces in NYC should be a television show. I’d watch that. I hate Alec Baldwin. I hope he lost his parking space.

  3. Losing the Plot

    Suspect it’s my phone, rather than your site, but I can’t get my ‘like’ to register.

    So here’s this instead 👍

  4. Alec is a spoiled old ass. I have had the same kinds of arguments in NYC and wished I could have slapped the crap out of the guy taking the spot. Good on ya, Alec you old ass.

  5. He is a bit of a narcissistic ass, but that’s what makes his Trump impersonation so spot on!
    I saw him here in Maine years ago… when he was married to Kim Basinger. They were shopping in Freeport and had to have the store completely to themselves, no commoners allowed. I suspect The Donald would do the same.

    • A bit of a narcissistic ass? He actually goes to visit my old hometown regularly because his mom lives there. I’ve never seen him but did see his mom and one of the brothers once.

  6. Sounds a bit like George Costanza and Mike Moffitt in that Seinfeld episode where they fight over a space in front of the apartment. If Alec was trying to parallel park, then the spot was his.

  7. So much for him being a Trump ‘impersonator.’ I’m not impressed.

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