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Alice Slams Anti-Bush Rockers
Edmonton Sun

Posted on 08/21/2004 1:36:23 PM PDT by annyokie

Alice slams anti-Bush rockers

WINNIPEG -- In the eyes of Alice Cooper, all the rock stars campaigning for Democratic presidential candidate John Kerry are guilty of one thing: treason. The shock-rock legend, a staunch Republican who attends NBA games in Phoenix with Arizona Senator John McCain, was disgusted when he learned of plans by Bruce Springsteen, John Mellencamp, R.E.M. and other bands to hold a series of concerts aimed at unseating U.S. President George W. Bush.

"To me, that's treason. I call it treason against rock 'n' roll because rock is the antithesis of politics. Rock should never be in bed with politics," says the 56-year-old Cooper, who begins a 15-city Canadian tour on Aug. 20 in Thunder Bay, Ont.

"When I was a kid and my parents started talking about politics, I'd run to my room and put on the Rolling Stones as loud as I could. So when I see all these rock stars up there talking politics, it makes me sick.

"If you're listening to a rock star in order to get your information on who to vote for, you're a bigger moron than they are. Why are we rock stars? Because we're morons. We sleep all day, we play music at night and very rarely do we sit around reading the Washington Journal."

Despite his strong insistence that rock has no place in politics, Cooper is one of just a handful of high-profile musicians who've proclaimed support for Bush.

The list of pop-culture Republicans includes Britney Spears, Toby Keith and Ted Nugent, the latter being one of Cooper's old buddies from his early days in Detroit.

Cooper's Canadian tour dates include Edmonton on Sept. 13.


TOPICS: Canada; Culture/Society; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: alicecooper

1 posted on 08/21/2004 1:36:23 PM PDT by annyokie
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To: annyokie
Despite his strong insistence that rock has no place in politics, Cooper is one of just a handful of high-profile musicians who've proclaimed support for Bush.

I've liked Alice for over 30 years. And I agree with his message here. And I'm glad he likes President Bush. But ...

I am reminded of the Monty Python skit were the gumby man shouts out, "We should tax people who stand in water!" and then looks down and slowly realizes he is standing in water.

2 posted on 08/21/2004 1:40:10 PM PDT by ClearCase_guy (The Fourth Estate is a Fifth Column)
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To: ClearCase_guy

Alice is okay. But, hey, he IS a rocker. ; )


3 posted on 08/21/2004 1:41:26 PM PDT by annyokie (Now with 20% More Infidel!)
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To: annyokie
"If you're listening to a rock star in order to get your information on who to vote for, you're a bigger moron than they are. Why are we rock stars? Because we're morons. We sleep all day, we play music at night and very rarely do we sit around reading the Washington Journal."

Oh man, LOL! *nailed it*

4 posted on 08/21/2004 1:42:21 PM PDT by Riley (Need an experienced computer tech in the DC Metro area? I'm looking. Freepmail for details.)
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To: annyokie
"If you're listening to a rock star in order to get your information on who to vote for, you're a bigger moron than they are. Why are we rock stars? Because we're morons. We sleep all day, we play music at night and very rarely do we sit around reading the Washington Journal."

Now there's a man who's in touch with reality.

5 posted on 08/21/2004 1:42:56 PM PDT by Jeff Chandler (The media monopoly is broken-America's Berlin Wall has been torn down!)
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To: annyokie

I'll be damn.. Alice Fricken Cooper.. a republican.


6 posted on 08/21/2004 1:43:38 PM PDT by dc-zoo
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To: annyokie

We should shy away from celebrity endorsements. If the married-5-times, hooked-on-cocain crowd is endorsing our opponents that's good.


7 posted on 08/21/2004 1:43:47 PM PDT by ItIsATigerIMarried
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To: annyokie

I'm not sure that a self-confessed moron is the right person to endorse Bush right now.


8 posted on 08/21/2004 1:43:50 PM PDT by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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To: Jeff Chandler

He sobered up a few years ago. However, he was always a class A capitalist.


9 posted on 08/21/2004 1:43:55 PM PDT by annyokie (Now with 20% More Infidel!)
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To: annyokie
he was always a class A capitalist

He liked to play Monopoly on the road.

10 posted on 08/21/2004 1:46:01 PM PDT by ItIsATigerIMarried
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To: annyokie
This will undoubtedly insult and annoy the music/Hollyweird crowd, they take themselves very seriously.

I like it.

11 posted on 08/21/2004 1:46:48 PM PDT by pubmom (Suffering from DITS (Democrat induced tourette's syndrome)since 1992.)
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To: annyokie
Republican and professed Christian.

Ladies in gentlemen, Alice (Pukes on the stage and slides in it) COOPER!

I dig it all!

12 posted on 08/21/2004 1:47:05 PM PDT by AmericanCheeseFood (Zing!)
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To: annyokie
He penned what could be the democrat anthem, considering their central core (abortion):

From the song "Dead Babies"

"Dead babies can't take care of themselves dead babies can't take things off the shelf
Well we didn't love you anyway lalalalalalalalalalala"
13 posted on 08/21/2004 1:47:32 PM PDT by Jeff Chandler (The media monopoly is broken-America's Berlin Wall has been torn down!)
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To: ItIsATigerIMarried

I still have my Billion Dollar Bill that was in the liner notes of "Billion Dollar Baby."


14 posted on 08/21/2004 1:47:48 PM PDT by annyokie (Now with 20% More Infidel!)
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To: AmericanCheeseFood

His dad was a minister. I love Alice.


15 posted on 08/21/2004 1:48:48 PM PDT by annyokie (Now with 20% More Infidel!)
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To: ClearCase_guy
"Because we're morons"

Actually Alice Cooper is well educated and his father is or was a minister.

He is doing back to school Staples comercials.When I saw one I thought,"Wouldn't it be great if he was a Republican."

16 posted on 08/21/2004 1:51:39 PM PDT by painter
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To: annyokie

Not quite sure Alice is the "man" for the job but strange bedfellows as they say ...


17 posted on 08/21/2004 1:52:15 PM PDT by Chi-townChief
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To: annyokie

Alice Cooper ROCKS!

No more.. Mr. Nice guy!
No more.. Mr. Clea-he-he-hean!


18 posted on 08/21/2004 1:52:45 PM PDT by Sofa King (MY rights are not subject to YOUR approval http://No,www.angelfire.com/art2/sofaking/index.html)
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To: annyokie
Yup, I have to see the old dog live one of these days.

I liked him back in his freak show days, that whole puking on the stage reference, I immitated that as a kid.

Ok so I had a tad bit of a non-traditional upbringing? so what!

I know what's what now.

19 posted on 08/21/2004 1:53:20 PM PDT by AmericanCheeseFood (Zing!)
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To: dc-zoo

Yeah. Rock on.


20 posted on 08/21/2004 1:53:34 PM PDT by Angry Enough
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To: AmericanCheeseFood
His was the only coherent interview I read in Rolling Stone back in the day.
21 posted on 08/21/2004 1:54:46 PM PDT by annyokie (Now with 20% More Infidel!)
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To: annyokie
At Night: Alice Cooper, the original madman of rock and roll.

By Day: Vince Furnier, golf-club-swinging Republican.

Ya gotta love it.


22 posted on 08/21/2004 1:55:02 PM PDT by Viking2002
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To: dc-zoo
Marilyn Manson, also a Bush fan. I recall he had a quote a few years back, to the effect that he's strongly supports Bush for president, and not just by default. (ie because he was against Gore).

If you're a mid-range 'mainstream' musician, you're pretty much commiting career suicide by not toeing the liberal line. Once you move either into the fringe, like Manson, or above the fray, like Spears, your options open up a bit.

23 posted on 08/21/2004 1:56:00 PM PDT by Steel Wolf (Don't make me roll initiative...!)
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To: annyokie
Already posted here.
24 posted on 08/21/2004 1:58:28 PM PDT by TomServo ("Meanwhile, the Midvale police visit his locker and find out why they call him 'Buzz'...")
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To: annyokie

What's the "Washington Journal"?


25 posted on 08/21/2004 2:00:16 PM PDT by BCrago66
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To: annyokie

Amazing that I had to read this in an Edmonton paper on this forum when I live in Phoenix. The good old Arizona Republic (owned by Gannett) publishes all kinds of stuff about Alice Cooper but not about this (at least that I saw and I read that rag pretty closely). It did, however, give prominent coverage to an anti-Bush concert on September 29 with instructions on how to buy tickets this morning.


26 posted on 08/21/2004 2:00:38 PM PDT by dilpo
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To: painter

Great commercial.


27 posted on 08/21/2004 2:00:42 PM PDT by pubmom (Suffering from DITS (Democrat induced tourette's syndrome)since 1992.)
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To: TomServo

Sorry. ; (


28 posted on 08/21/2004 2:01:28 PM PDT by annyokie (Now with 20% More Infidel!)
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To: dilpo

What? Liberal bias in the media? Say it ain't so!


29 posted on 08/21/2004 2:02:15 PM PDT by annyokie (Now with 20% More Infidel!)
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To: annyokie
It happens.

Now turn your frown upside down. ;-)

30 posted on 08/21/2004 2:02:20 PM PDT by TomServo ("Meanwhile, the Midvale police visit his locker and find out why they call him 'Buzz'...")
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To: TomServo

: )


31 posted on 08/21/2004 2:03:06 PM PDT by annyokie (Now with 20% More Infidel!)
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To: dc-zoo

>>I'll be damn.. Alice Fricken Cooper.. a republican.

Ted Nugent, too.
I think these rockers see themselves as John Lennon types,
using their music for change. Power to the people, right on. (Just remember, Kerry-ites, though: If you go carrying pictures of Chairman Mao, you ain't gonna make it with
anyone anyhow... :) )



From National Lampoon's Letters FROM the Editors:

"Imagine no possessions. What a terrible,
terrible thought."

--Yoko Ono, New York City

:)



32 posted on 08/21/2004 2:07:36 PM PDT by raccoonradio
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To: annyokie

"We're not worthy! We're not worthy!"


33 posted on 08/21/2004 2:07:47 PM PDT by zook
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To: annyokie

Wow. Never realized.. it's time I go shopping for some right music.


34 posted on 08/21/2004 2:11:56 PM PDT by DaveMSmith (CEO, VRWC: When you think treason, don't think Benedict Arnold - think JOHN F KERRY!)
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To: annyokie
Back in the mid 1970's I remember seeing a newspaper photo of Alice Cooper and Richard Nixon golfing together. I just tried to find it on the web to "hot link" here, but can't find it posted anywhere. I thinks its just about as cool as Nixon shaking hands with Elvis and giving him a DEA badge.
35 posted on 08/21/2004 2:15:19 PM PDT by Lockbar (Hell starts at home.)
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To: Riley

You may be interested in knowing a formative, "come to Jesus" moment for Alice was brought about through the ministry of Darryl Scott. Darryl Scott's daughter, Rachel, was murdered by the Satanic Rock inspired killers, April 19th 1999 at Columbine High School. Her offense was that she loved Jesus. She knew in her spirit that she would be martyred. She left evidence prior to the fact. The full story is in the book "Rachel's Tears." You can find out more at the website - columbineredemption.com. Anyway, Alice's former keyboardist had a prophetic dream about Rachel and revival among her peers. He called Darryl, and the keyboardist, Alice and Darryl met together for the rest of the story. The bottomline - Alice got on his knees, wept to Jesus and begged for forgiveness. God is very good, patient, full of grace and long suffering, that none should fall to perdition. Even Alice Cooper.


36 posted on 08/21/2004 2:45:28 PM PDT by mission9 (so what do you want? a rubber biscuit?)
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To: annyokie

Note to Alice: Isn't is nice to be on the winning side in politics?


37 posted on 08/21/2004 3:02:39 PM PDT by sarasota
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To: annyokie
He's an entrepreneur, too. He owns a restaurant in Phoenix:
38 posted on 08/21/2004 3:12:41 PM PDT by Viking2002
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The list of pop-culture Republicans includes Britney Spears, Toby Keith...

Look, God bless lil' Britney...I hope she gets her life together. And Toby is conservative, but I believe he has even said he's a conservative Democrat. Still, I'd take a Toby Keith/Zell Miller over a Lincoln Chaffee any day of the week.

39 posted on 08/21/2004 3:22:29 PM PDT by Recovering_Democrat (I'm so glad to no longer be associated with the Party of Dependence on Government!)
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To: annyokie

"If you're listening to a rock star in order to get your information on who to vote for, you're a bigger moron than they are."

I loved this statement!!


40 posted on 08/21/2004 3:39:57 PM PDT by CyberAnt (President Bush: The only way to Peace is through Victory!)
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To: LibertyThug

hmmm....


41 posted on 08/23/2004 6:29:38 AM PDT by Akira (Experience is a hard teacher, but fools will have no other.)
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To: ClearCase_guy

This is a little different. He's for Bush but he isn't using concerts for anti-Kerry platforms.


42 posted on 08/23/2004 7:33:43 AM PDT by tiki
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To: annyokie

BUMP!


43 posted on 08/23/2004 7:56:16 AM PDT by jmstein7 (A Judge not bound by the original meaning of the Constitution interprets nothing but his own mind.)
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To: mission9

5 month s out of date, but I thought I would reply anyway (followed link looking for something else). Your "conversion" of Alice Cooper is incorrect. Vince (Alice) became a Christian long before Columbine. I interviewed him in 1994, He was born again in 1992, not 1999, while his wife was pregnant with thier youngest child. The Last Temptation was his first album after his conversion. Just an FYI.


44 posted on 11/04/2004 8:36:22 PM PST by reaganaut (Kill your TV...Why do you think they call it 'programming')
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To: reaganaut
Without researching his biography, I believe Alice (not his real name) has had many come to Jesus moments. The story I relate is true, albeit a victim of secondhand retelling, and reflects the fact that we are all purchased for a price. The Lord continues to reveal himself to each believer, each according to His grace, and according to that believer's ability to consume such grace.
The Holy Spirit is alive, and I am certain that Alice's faith was transformed at the incident that I describe in just the manner that the Holy Spirit required that Alice's faith be deepened at that point in his life.
You see, I too was "born again" before Columbine. But I was transformed again in a series of incidents related to the Martyrs of Columbine.
The words that I wrote "formative "come to Jesus" moment"
May imply a primary, singular "Born Again" moment, but that was not exactly what I meant. I am glad that you read my reply, and that you took the time to respond. I hope you will join me in praying for Alice's protege - Marilyn Manson (Not his real name). The life story of Marilyn is similar to Alice, and the events of Columbine continue to weigh heavily upon the soul of this man and his blasphemies.
45 posted on 11/05/2004 6:17:39 AM PST by mission9 (Be a Citizen worth dying for in a Nation worth living for!)
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To: mission9

I wasn't denying your account. After thinking about it, I think we are defining similar things in different terms. First off, Alice's given name is Vince Damion Furnier. His conversion story is in the book "Rock Stars on God" by Doug Van Pelt and relates a different story and matches the story Coop (Alice) told me in 1994. I believe we only have one "come to Jesus" moment, that is the moment we are saved, when we turn over our lives to Jesus Christ and accept the salvation he purchased with His blood on the cross. However, since we are all sinners, Christians have moments where we are convicted of something and ask the Lord to change our hearts and lives regarding some specific sin. It is possible that the story you relate is a moment of conviction, rather than a moment of salvation. So yeah, we agree.


46 posted on 11/08/2004 10:53:41 PM PST by reaganaut (Abortion - 1 Dead, 1 Wounded)
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