It’s Alec Baldwin’s Birthday Today. Let’s Celebrate With His 10 Most Questionable Moments To Date

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Jena Greene Reporter
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Alec Baldwin turns 60 years old today, which is a pretty big deal.

The comedian-turned-actor-turned-political activist has experienced some highs and lows in his career, but he’s experienced something of a resurgence after scoring his latest gig playing President Trump on Saturday Night Live.

And since he plays the President onscreen, Alec Baldwin also thinks it makes him qualified to pick bizarre Twitter fights with him.

So in honor of Baldwin turning 60 today, it’s only right to look back and reminisce on some of his more entertaining moments.

1- That time in 2012 when he actually considered running for President, if it weren’t for those “reactionary haters in the RW” (right wing) standing in the way.

2- When he was kind enough to work with PETA to protect elephants, even though they reminded him of the GOP:

As a lifelong Democrat, I never thought I’d lead an effort to defend the symbol of the Republican Party. But when I saw the cruelty that Ringling inflicts on elephants every day across the country, I had to speak up. I’ve just hosted this new video for PETA, exposing how Ringling employees routinely beat elephants. They dig into the animals’ sensitive flesh with what amounts to a fireplace poker in order to get them to pay attention, contort their bodies, or stand and balance in ways that make no sense to them.

3- When he penned a questionable letter titled, “Good Bye, Public Life,” telling everybody he was retreating from public life, due in part to a rant where he may or may not have used some homophobic slurs:

In the recent video, you see me completely riled up and going after this guy and you hear me saying “c**ksucker” and then some bisyllabic word that sounds like “f**got”—but wasn’t.

4- When he flirted with the idea of stoning Rep. Henry Hyde to death:

If we were in another country, we would stone Henry Hyde to death and we would go to their homes and kill their wives and their children. We would kill their families, for what they’re doing to this country.

5- When he realized Obama’s presidency wasn’t turning out to be as rosey as he might have expected, so he blamed it on something else entirely:

I think that when you come into office and you want to put your mark on things – this is just my opinion, when you want to put your mark on things, you want to be able to spend. And what’s crippled Obama’s administration, as far as I’m concerned, is the financial crisis and it’s prevented him from doing any new spending.

6- And of course this gem of a tweet, one year later:

7- When he ventured to tear down Rush Limbaugh because of something he read on Wikipedia:

Rush Limbaugh is an uneducated, marginally talented, overbearing, recovering drug addict who was, at least according to Wikipedia, ineligible for the draft because he had cysts on his ass.

8- When he ripped on Limbaugh again:

He will always be nothing more than a poorly educated, marginally talented buffoon who has developed a real talent for manipulating the G-spot of the neocon consciousness and massaging the hate gland of so many economically displaced white voters in America.

9- That time he tried his hand at hosting his own radio show but it didn’t quite pan out the way he expected:

10- And who could forget that time he called his daughter in a panting and distressed frenzy? It’s almost guaranteed to make your skin crawl.

Alec Baldwin is truly a moron for the ages. Let’s hope he has many years of dumb quotes and moments ahead of him.

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