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  • Bruce Springsteen Releases Anti-Trump Protest Song

    04/19/2017 5:27:07 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 87 replies
    The Hill ^ | 04/19/17 | Brandon Carter
    Bruce Springsteen releases anti-Trump protest song © Getty Images Rock-and-roll legend Bruce Springsteen has released a new anti-Trump protest song called “That’s What Makes Us Great.” Springsteen joined with frequent collaborator Joel Grushecky on the track. Grushecky told the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette that he wrote the song after Trump took office in January. “I had this song, and Bruce and I had been talking. I sent it to him and he liked it. I said, ‘What do you think about singing on it?’ He gave it the Bruce treatment.” Springsteen hits Trump for his reported distaste for reading in one verse,...
  • Business owner to CNN, liberals and Springsteen: 'We've had it with you idiots'

    01/07/2017 3:19:55 PM PST · by mikeIII · 51 replies
    Fox News ^ | January 07, 2017 | Todd Starnes
    A small business owner in Oregon has a message for CNN, ignorant liberals and Bruce Springsteen: “We’ve had it with you idiots.” Kevin Kerwin is the proprietor of Kevin the Geek Computer Repair store in Lake Oswego. He’s also one of the few conservatives around town. Click here for a free subscription to Todd’s newsletter: a must-read for conservatives! “Oregon is a very beautiful state, but it’s infested with liberals,” Kevin tells me.
  • Bruce Springsteen: Trump Encouraged ‘Un-American’ Behavior

    01/02/2017 6:57:31 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 141 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | January 2, 2017
    During a new interview with comedian Marc Maron on the WTF podcast, Bruce Springsteen questioned President-elect Donald Trump’s basic “competency” three weeks before he’s set to take the oath of office. “I’ve felt disgust before, but never the kind of fear that you feel now,” Springsteen said. “It’s as simple as the fear of, is someone simply competent enough to do this particular job? Do they simply have the pure competence to be put in the position of such responsibility?” The rocker, who campaigned for Hillary Clinton, went on to express his concerns that Trump’s campaign unleashed “bigotry, racism, intolerance”...
  • Trump an 'embarrassment' Springsteen tells Norway

    09/24/2016 9:33:12 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 68 replies
    TheLocal.no ^ | 24 Sep 2016 09:41 GMT+02:00 | AFP
    Rock legend Bruce Springsteen has described Donald Trump as an embarrassment to the United States, saying the Republican presidential candidate is a demagogue with simple solutions. Springsteen, who has dramatized the plight of working-class Americans in his music, said he understands how Trump could seem “compelling” to people who are economically insecure. “The absurdity is beyond cartoon-like. But he's gotten close enough (to the White House) so it can make you nervous,” he told Skavlan, a talk show in Norway and Sweden, during an interview released Friday. […] “We have certain problems in the United States — tremendous inequality of...
  • [From November 18, 2015] Cross-dressing man arrested for filming Alabama woman in public bathroom

    04/25/2016 5:46:17 PM PDT · by Bodleian_Girl · 69 replies
    Insidenova.com via Yellowhammer News ^ | November 18, 2015 copied onto Yellowhammer 4/25/16 | Insidenova.com via Cliff Sims
    FREDERICKSBURG, Va. — While visiting a shopping mall in Virginia over the weekend, an Alabama woman realized she was being filmed by a cross-dressing man who was attempting to slip a video camera under the bathroom stall she was occupying. InsideNoVa.com, the web hub for four northern Virginia newspapers, explains: A Fredericksburg man was arrested Monday at Potomac Mills Mall after, police say, he dressed in women’s clothes and attempted to film a woman through a bathroom stall – the third such incident since May.
  • North Carolina and Mississippi See Tourist Backlash After L.G.B.T. Laws

    04/24/2016 1:39:06 PM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 115 replies
    New York Times ^ | April 22, 2016 | Shivani Vora
    The reaction has been swift. The singer Bryan Adams canceled his concert in Mississippi in protest against what he called an “anti-L.G.B.T.” law, and the actress Sharon Stone decided not to film a movie there. In North Carolina, Bruce Springsteen, Ringo Starr, Pearl Jam and Ani DiFranco have canceled shows in response to a law regulating transgender bathroom access. While the celebrity response is drawing considerable attention, the travel industry in each state is more concerned about lower-profile visitors: the everyday tourists who have already begun canceling trips or planning vacations elsewhere. Both states have been hit by hotel cancellations...
  • Bruce Springsteen threatens South Carolina boycott if governor insists she is an Indian-American

    04/15/2016 3:49:25 PM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 51 replies
    American Irony ^ | 4-15-16 | The Looking Spoon
    Following his cancellation of a concert in North Carolina over a law that prohibits transgender people from using bathrooms other than their biological sex, Bruce Springsteen declared that South Carolina will be next on his "s**t list" if Governor Nikki Haley insists on using the "archaic" way of identifying herself as Indian. "I mean, it's 2016, who still says they're Indian? This isn't 19th century America, we recognize these people are actually Native Americans," said Springsteen, adding "if Governor Haley wants to disrespect herself that's her business, but I will not play another concert in South Carolina as long as...
  • The (Jerk) Boss: Springsteen

    04/12/2016 7:44:09 AM PDT · by Loud Mime · 47 replies
    Politichicks ^ | 4/12/2016 | Steven Maikoski
    When Bruce Springsteen cancelled his concert in North Carolina this month because of politics, I thought “what a jerk.” He wanted to send a message, and he wasn’t concerned that his cancellation affected far more people than the issue he claimed to be protesting. It was about a new law in the state which restricted men’s bathrooms to males, and women’s bathrooms to females. My god, the nerve of those Carolinians! The “Boss,” or some PR flake of his, explained: “To my mind, it’s an attempt by people who cannot stand the progress our country has made in recognizing the...
  • An Open Letter To Bruce Springsteen And His Band

    04/11/2016 5:40:47 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 92 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 11, 2016 | Michael Brown
    Dear Bruce,As a resident of North Carolina since 2003, I read with interest that you decided to cancel your April 10th concert in Greensboro because of HB2, the Public Facilities Privacy and Security Act.In your statement you explained that, in your view, the bill is “an attempt by people who cannot stand the progress our country has made in recognizing the human rights of all of our citizens to overturn that progress.” You added that it was time for you and your band “to show solidarity for those freedom fighters” (speaking of transgender activists), and you ended your statement with...
  • Bruce Springsteen and the North Carolina bathroom privacy law [Cancels Concert on Short Notice]

    04/09/2016 5:21:01 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 57 replies
    Hotair ^ | 04/09/2016 | Jazz Shaw
    Let’s just get this out of the way right up front: I’m a Springsteen fan. Have been since I was a very young man and always will be. With that said, it’s worth noting that The Boss has delivered a smack in the face to his fans in North Carolina this week, cancelling on short notice a concert he was scheduled to play there because of his objections to the state’s new bathroom privacy law. He took to his Facebook page to break the news. As you, my fans, know I’m scheduled to play in Greensboro, North Carolina this...
  • Bruce Springsteen Cancels North Carolina Concert Over LGBT Legislation

    04/09/2016 8:34:43 AM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 77 replies
    WPTV ^ | 4/9/16 | Eugene Daniels
    "You can't start a fire. You can't start a fire without a spark!" Bruce Springsteen fans in Greensboro, North Carolina, won't be dancing in the dark anytime soon, because The Boss canceled an upcoming concert. And you can blame the governor and state lawmakers. Springsteen moved the concert in protest of the state's so-called "bathroom" law, which, among other things, forces transgender people to use the restroom associated with the gender on their birth certificates, not their gender identity. Springsteen released a statement saying, "Right now, there are many groups, businesses, and individuals in North Carolina working to oppose and...
  • Bruce Springsteen cancels North Carolina concert to protest bathroom law

    04/08/2016 1:18:27 PM PDT · by Borges · 107 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 4/8/2016 | Mark Berman
    The backlash against North Carolina’s law banning anti-discrimination ordinances kept going unabated Friday, as Bruce Springsteen announced that he was canceling a weekend show in the state in solidarity with those protesting the bill. Springsteen and the E Street Band were scheduled to perform at the Greensboro Coliseum on Sunday night as part of their current tour, which continues in the United States this month and heads to Europe in May. On Friday afternoon, Springsteen released a statement saying that he could no longer play the show.
  • Trump Now Plays 'Born in the U.S.A.' At His Rallies

    01/11/2016 6:49:14 PM PST · by monkapotamus · 103 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | January 11, 2016 | Ethan Epstein
    He couldn't be drawing attention to a certain Texas senator, could he? When political candidates play Bruce Springsteen's "Born in the U.S.A." at their campaign rallies, you can usually assume they've never listened to the lyrics. But Donald Trump's apparent decision to add the 1984 tune his warm-up music bespeaks a certain political savvy.
  • The 10 Biggest Classic Rock Douchebags

    08/28/2014 3:33:39 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 102 replies
    LA Weekly ^ | July 15, 2014 | Jonny Whiteside
    While rock 'n' roll is necessarily classified as a form of pop music, it is actually an idiom whose radical, destructive primitivism established a new type of socio-cultural disorder. It's about rejection of the status quo and celebration of the dis-imprisonment it instills. Always exploited for profit, rock's unmanageable aspects have been steadily diluted by a sinister, commercially driven course of revisionist myth-making. There is no acceptable role in the marketplace for radicals like Charlie Feathers, Poly Styrene, Lux Interior or Roky Erickson, but there's always room for the homogeneous, money-hungry, play-it-safe phonies on this list. These douchebags all have...
  • Obama dines with Streisand, Springsteen, Kardashian and Hollywood Elite

    05/14/2014 7:55:32 PM PDT · by Syncro · 30 replies
    Tea Party Express ^ | May 14, 2014 | Staff
    Obama dines with Streisand, Springsteen, Kardashian and Hollywood Elite The contrast could not be greater! While President Obama was hobnobbing with Hollywood's liberal elite in southern California, we were in middle America rallying working-class Americans to vote in the midterm elections.  President Obama claims to represent the working class, yet has never had a real job and prefers the company of liberal celebrities like Barabra Streisand, Steven Spielberg, Kim Kardashian, and Bruce Springsteen.   The President's hypocrisy could be smelt all the way in Minneapolis, MN where Diana Nagy was joined on stage by patriotic Americans President Obama was...
  • Jay Z be gettin’ caught in a RIP Tide

    10/28/2013 5:30:36 PM PDT · by Noremac · 12 replies
    Blasted Fools.com ^ | October 28,2013 | Richard Cameron
    Before you tell me that you don't give a rat's tushie about celebrities / entertainers and what they do and all their carrying's on and what not – let me agree with you. I don't either...but. What's the but? The but is that in as much as entertainers and celebs stick their noses into politics (usually liberal politics and more specifically, Democrat partisan politics), I occasionally write about them. Still, my interest is even more narrowly focused. It is particularly when one of them runs at the mouth about some sacred cow of utopianism and then shortly after, the world...
  • 14 Principled Anti-War Celebrities We Fear May Have Been Kidnapped

    09/06/2013 3:44:05 PM PDT · by barmag25 · 74 replies
    buzzfeed ^ | 09/06/13 | JohnEkdahl
    Our government is yet again marching us towards a war of choice in the Middle East and our non-partisan, peace-loving celebrities have gone missing since late 2008. We fear the worst. 1. Sheryl Crow LAST KNOWN PRE-2009 COMMUNICATION: “I think war is based in greed and there are huge karmic retributions that will follow. I think war is never the answer to solving any problems. The best way to solve problems is to not have enemies.” — Sheryl Crow 2. Bruce Springsteen LAST KNOWN PRE-2009 COMMUNICATION: “War. What is it good for? Absolutely nothing.” — Bruce Springsteen
  • Millennials Hate Bruce Springsteen

    09/01/2013 4:19:27 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 201 replies
    Salon ^ | FRIDAY, AUG 30, 2013 | EJ Dickson
    An entire generation has dismissed The Boss' music as lame "dad rock." Here's why they're all wrongEvery few weeks or so, I’ll be talking to someone at a bar or club or house party, and the conversation will inevitably turn toward Bruce Springsteen. The exchange is usually as follows: BAR PATRON/PARTY GUEST: So, what kind of music do you listen to? ME: Oh, a little bit of everything … blues, jazz, funk, Bruce Springsteen (brief pause) … you know, my tastes are super eclectic. BAR PATRON/PARTY GUEST: Um, why do you like Springsteen? ME: So, you don’t like Bruce Springsteen?...
  • 10 Musicians Who Should Be Blacklisted By Conservatives

    05/28/2013 5:06:49 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 155 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 28, 2013 | John Hawkins
    <p>Republicans spend too much time complaining about liberals boycotting the advertisers on conservatives’ shows and not enough time doing the same thing to the Left. If movie stars trash conservatives, we should be very publicly telling people we're not going to their films and we should take credit if they bomb. If a corporate CEO embraces liberalism, don't buy that company’s products and tell the world why you're doing it. Let him explain to his board of directors why standing up for gay marriage or abortion was worth losing millions of dollars. Seventy percent of the country is Christian, roughly half the country supports the Republican Party and forty percent of Americans are conservative. There are a lot of businesses, artists and musicians who simply cannot survive without the support of people like us. The only reason they dare to trash us or publicly support people who hate our guts is because we all too often shrug our shoulders and then willingly hand over our money to people who despise us.</p>
  • Fear and self-loathing in Bruce Springsteen

    01/16/2013 7:43:18 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 41 replies
    Irish Times ^ | Tuesday, January 15, 2013 | Brian Boyd
    Bruce Springsteen’s decision to take antidepressants was colored by the fact that his father didn’t or wouldn’t. But it took a lot of psychotherapy for him to reach that point. … The fact that Springsteen has spoken openly about his chronic depression and other issues, and his use of medication to deal with those problems, has been welcomed by some in the fields of medicine and psychology as a breakthrough, given his popularity as a performer. It’s been quite a year for Springsteen as his mental health has been written about widely . Last July, the New Yorker magazine published...