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  • Perry Banned Republican Parents From Seeing Her Perform At Obama Inauguration

    12/09/2013 8:29:14 PM PST · by chessplayer · 63 replies
    If you were bestowed the honor to perform at a presidential inauguration, wouldn't you want your parents in attendance regardless of their political beliefs? Pop diva Katy Perry doesn't think so, for she told Marie Claire in an interview published Monday that because her parents are Republicans that didn't vote for Barack Obama, they couldn't watch her perform at his inauguration in January: Perry - My parents are Republicans, and I'm not. They didn't vote for Obama, but when I was asked to sing at the inauguration, they were like, 'We can come.' And I was like, 'No, you can't....
  • (more good news) Stevie Wonder Boycotting Florida Following Zimmerman Verdict

    07/16/2013 9:39:14 AM PDT · by doug from upland · 82 replies
    cbs ^ | 7-16-13
    Stevie Wonder plans to avoid Florida at all costs following the acquittal of George Zimmerman in the shooting death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin in a Sanford, Fla., gated community. While performing in Quebec City, Canada, on Sunday, the 63-year-old singer said he wouldn't perform in the state so long as the Stand Your Ground law is still in existence. "I decided today that until the Stand Your Ground law is abolished in Florida, I will never perform there again," Wonder told the crowd. "As a matter of fact, wherever I find that law exists, I will not perform in that...
  • Beyonce holds moment of silence for Trayvon Martin during concert

    07/14/2013 6:25:59 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 07/14/2013
    <p>NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Beyonce called in a concert for a moment of silence for Trayvon Martin, rapper Young Jeezy released a song in Martin’s memory and Russell Simmons called for peace after George Zimmerman was acquitted by a Florida jury in the death of the teenager.</p>
  • Paul McCartney Gun Control: Beatle Voices Support For New Regulations

    04/19/2013 12:52:20 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 38 replies
    The Latin Times ^ | April 18, 2013 | Charlie Creitz
    Paul McCartney lent his voice to the gun control proponents this week. The former Beatle joined singer Tony Bennett's "Voices Against Violence" campaign which allows Americans supporter tougher new regulations on the gun control issue to text a number to receive contact information for their local legislator. McCartney, a British citizen, is the latest celebrity to join Bennett's push for harsher gun control regulations. Gloria Estefan, Alec Baldwin, Rosie O'Donnell and Josh Groban are some of the other voices callers will hear in addition to Paul McCartney's plea that nobody has to "Live and Let Die" in his view. "Tell...
  • This Is What A Feminist Looks Like

    01/09/2013 12:58:06 PM PST · by Kolath · 8 replies
    Chicks on the Right ^ | 1/09/13 | Mockarena
    Liberal feminists like Ashley Judd want you to think there's a Republican "War on Women." They are wrong. They are hypocrites. They perpetuate the very "hypersexualization of women" that they complain about, while they use their sexuality to heighten their fame and fortune. An extended version of this would include REAL feminists - like Malala Yousafzai - those who fight courageously for women's rights, and NOT people like Sandra Fluke - who just want to whine about someone else paying for their birth control. Rise up, conservative women. You're better than the liberal harpies who insist you're a victim. You...
  • A message from Bruce Springsteen

    10/21/2012 9:00:51 AM PDT · by dennisw · 102 replies
    brucespringsteen.ne ^ | October 17, 2012 | Bruce
    Dear Friends: The election is coming up on all of us and we all have strong feelings about it. IÂ’ve been getting asked a lot about where I stand, so for those who are interested, here goes. This presidential election is different than the last one because President Obama has a four year record to run on. Last time around, he carried with him a tremendous amount of hope and expectations. Unfortunately, due to the economic chaos the previous administration left him with, and the extraordinary intensity of the opposition, it turned into a really rough ride. But through grit,...
  • Streisand: 'Obama More Fiscally Conservative Than Any Other President in Recent History Except..

    09/19/2012 9:36:46 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 49 replies
    Streisand: 'Obama More Fiscally Conservative Than Any Other President in Recent History Except Clinton' By Noel Sheppard Created 09/19/2012 - 12:32pm "Compared to George W. Bush and Ronald Reagan, Obama has been more fiscally conservative than any other president in recent history, with the exception of President Bill Clinton." Despite over $5 trillion in new debt created by the 44th president, so hysterically wrote Barbra Streisand at the Huffington Post Tuesday. "In this election," Streisand began, "the people of America have to make a choice between two candidates with very different values, visions and solutions to the most pressing problems...
  • Dee Snider lashes out at politician for using Twisted Sister song

    08/23/2012 7:36:48 AM PDT · by Beaten Valve · 90 replies
    New republic ^ | August 21, 2012 | WENN
    Rocker DEE SNIDER has lashed out at U.S. vice presidential hopeful PAUL RYAN for allegedly using his popular tune WE'RE NOT GONNA TAKE IT during a campaign stop in Pennsylvania. Ryan, who is currently touring America to support Mitt Romney's bid for the White House, reportedly tried to boost morale during a political rally on Tuesday (21Aug12) by blaring the classic Twisted Sister hit to pump up the crowd. However, Snider has taken issue with the politician's use of the song and has lodged a formal complaint with Ryan's camp. A statement from the 57 year old reads, "I emphatically...
  • Report: Springsteen dedicates song performance to Trayvon Martin

    03/29/2012 3:01:04 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    The Miami Herald ^ | March 29, 2012 | Diana Moskovitz
    Is “The Boss” weighing in on the Trayvon Martin case? Starting with his show in Tampa, another song was added to Bruce Springsteen’s set list — American Skin (41 Shots). It’s a song Springsteen wrote years ago and, according to music lore, was his response to the 1999 shooting death of unarmed West African immigrant Amadou Diallo. Diallo was killed by a group of then-New York City police officers. He was shot 41 times, according to a police report. Trayvon, 17, was shot and killed on Feb. 26 in Sanford, Fl. by George Zimmerman, a 28-year-old insurance underwriter and college...
  • Rush to Rush Limbaugh STOP USING OUR MUSIC ... or Else

    03/07/2012 3:33:40 PM PST · by raccoonradio · 68 replies
    TMZ ^ | 3/7/12 | TMZ Staff
    The '80s have come back to bite Rush Limbaugh in the ass ... Rush (the band) has followed Peter Gabriel's lead and have demanded Limbaugh stop using their music on his radio show ASAP. Rush (the band) was FURIOUS when they discovered Rush (radio guy) was playing their song "The Spirit of Radio" as he ranted about wanting to see sex tapes of Sandra Fluke. The band got even more upset when they learned it wasn't the first time Rush (radio) has used their music on his show. The band has since fired off a cease and desist letter to...
  • Pink Floyd's Roger Waters says Britain should return Falklands to Argentina

    02/29/2012 7:08:40 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 54 replies · 3+ views
    Daily Telegraph (UK) ^ | 3:30PM GMT 29 Feb 2012 | Barney Henderson
    Pink Floyd star Roger Waters has reportedly stated that Britain should return the Falkland Islands, saying "Las Malvinas belong to Argentina". In an interview with Chilean television, Waters, who is on tour in South America, allegedly said he was "as ashamed as I possibly could be of our colonial past ... When we were out raping and plundering and stealing". The reported comments came as Argentina's industry minister called for all British imports to be banned as tensions escalate between the two countries ahead of the 30th anniversary of the Falklands conflict. A journalist for the Chilean TVN state channel...
  • Toby Keith weighs in on gay marriage, military

    09/30/2011 10:54:31 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 89 replies
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Toby Keith says gay marriage doesn't bother him and trying to stop it wastes time and money. The country superstar tells "CMT Insider" airing Saturday on CMT that he doesn't see the reason behind getting into people's personal lives. He says refusing a marriage license to people because they are gay won't stop them from living together, so it accomplishes nothing. Keith also weighed in on the military's now-repealed "don't ask, don't tell" policy that banned gays serving openly in uniform. He says that anyone with the training and passion should have the right to defend...
  • Pink Floyd Rocker Roger Waters Shows his Hypocrisy with Israel “Boycott”

    03/17/2011 12:02:10 PM PDT · by TheHawksNest · 38 replies
    NewsReal ^ | March 17, 2011 | Sammy Levine
    Everyone knows that Israel is currently threatened by terrorist organizations such as Hamas and Hezbollah — both supported by the virulently anti-Israel Iranian regime. But what many do not know is that Israel is also under attack in a cultural war which seeks to destroy her by way of boycotts and divestments. The freest state in the Middle East is under attack from “peace activists,” pro-Palestinian organizations, professors and others who seek to starve Israel economically. But perhaps the most troubling trend in recent months is the popular entertainers who are refusing to perform in the only Jewish country in...
  • Bruce Springsteen: 'The boss' rails against 'very ugly' political climate surrounding Barack Obama

    11/23/2010 5:33:33 PM PST · by Justaham · 128 replies
    telegraph.co.uk/ ^ | 11-23-10 | Andrew Hough
    The American political climate for achieving change is “very, very ugly,” according to Bruce Springsteen, as he launched a staunch defence of Barack Obama. "There's a widespread political consciousness that's perhaps deeper in Europe than it is in the States,” he told the Sunday Times magazine. “The climate [in America] is very, very ugly for getting things done. The moderate reforms President Obama fought to make are called Marxist, socialist. “I mean, the most extreme language is put into play to describe the most modest reforms that would move the economy back towards serving a majority of its citizens.” The...
  • Kentucky Coal Miners Strike Back at Ashley Judd [classic smackdown of PDS sufferer Judd]

    07/08/2010 10:00:20 PM PDT · by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle · 55 replies · 3+ views
    Michelle Malkin.com ^ | 07/08/10 | Doug Powers
    Last month, in a speech to the National Press Club, actress Ashley Judd took a break from taking on Sarah Palin and set her sights on business practices in her home state. Judd referred to the mountain top removal of coal in Kentucky as “environmental genocide,” called the process “the state-sanctioned, federal government supported, coal industry operated, rape of Appalachia,” and said the miners should be retrained to take “better jobs” (unfortunately the “vacuous actor” career field is full up at the moment). On Wednesday, the coal industry sponsored a golf tournament at StoneCrest Golf Course in Prestonsburg, Kentucky, and...
  • Tucson Princess, Linda Ronstadt says, "You're No Good" to Anti- Illegal Immigration Law

    04/29/2010 3:57:40 PM PDT · by lulu16 · 50 replies · 1,301+ views
    KVOA ^ | April 29, 2010 | AP
    Singer Linda Ronstadt joins three groups suing over immigration law Updated 2.6 hrs ago | Posted - 4/29/2010 at 2:01PM PHOENIX (AP) - Singer Linda Ronstadt is lending her voice to a lawsuit by Latino groups challenging Arizona's new law that cracks down on illegal immigration. At state Capitol news conference Thursday, the Tucson native said, "Mexican-Americans are not going to take this lying down." The American... » Read the full story http://www.kvoa.com/news/singer-linda-ronstadt-joins-three-groups-suing-over-immigration-law/
  • Doc ‘Poliwood’ spins out of control

    11/02/2009 11:49:35 AM PST · by raccoonradio · 4 replies · 584+ views
    Boston Herald ^ | 11/02/09 | Mark Perigard
    POLIWOOD: D Tonight at 7:30 on Showtime. Director Barry Levinson’s 90-minute “Poliwood” is billed as a film essay. That’s like calling the back of a cereal box a novel. Say what you will about Michael Moore, but at least he knows how to spin a story. Levinson (“Rain Man”) aims to explore the crash of politics, celebrity and media. He’s fascinated as to why performers are greeted with hostility when they become politically active. He trails famous members of the Creative Coalition, Hollywood’s nonprofit, nonpartisan lobbying group for arts funding, through the 2008 Democratic and Republican presidential conventions. The coalition’s...
  • U.S. racism 'everywhere,' says Dave Matthews

    09/21/2009 3:55:12 PM PDT · by pissant · 45 replies · 1,786+ views
    CNN ^ | 9/21/09 | Denise Quan
    LOS ANGELES, California (CNN) -- Watching the Dave Matthews Band moments before they take the stage is like watching a football team bursting out of the locker room before a big game. They slap hands. Bump fists. Jump up and down, exclaiming "Feel the love, feel the love!" The energy in the air is electric. And when they walk out on stage, the energy explodes into thousands of shining faces. People dance in the aisles. Others sing every word to every song. A few share funny cigarettes. For more than three hours, the jubilant atmosphere creates a sense of community...
  • Video: Kanye West’s place in jackass hall of fame now secure

    09/13/2009 9:47:56 PM PDT · by RobinMasters · 47 replies · 2,899+ views
    Hot Air ^ | SEPTEMBER 13, 2009 | ALLAHPUNDIT
    It’s been secure for years, actually, and not just because of the infamous “George Bush doesn’t care about black people” crack. This isn’t the first time he’s acted like a royal A-hole at an awards show; in fact, it’s not even the first time he’s rushed the stage during an acceptance speech to protest the winner. That happened a few years ago at the MTV Europe Awards. Even so, I salute him: In this season of political turmoil, Americans are finally united in hatred of his pure, preening douchebaggery. No small accomplishment. Taylor Swift, who’s all of 19 years old,...
  • Aubrey O'Day Calls Adolf Hitler and Fidel Castro 'Brilliant' Men on 'The Sean Hannity Show

    09/02/2009 2:07:05 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 74 replies · 3,731+ views
    New York Daily News ^ | 9/2/09 | ISSIE LAPOWSKY
    Aubrey O'Day really put her foot in her mouth this time. The former Danity Kane member dug herself into a hole Monday night in a heated debate on Fox News' "The Sean Hannity Show" when the 25-year-old singer spewed out claims that both Adolf Hitler and Fidel Castro were "brilliant" men. "As someone who has met [Castro]... I met him and worked with him while I was in Cuba. I'm not defending his behavior, but in many instances, but I do have to say, I will 100% agree, he's an incredibly brilliant man, he has outlived tons of our Presidents,"...
  • Pink Floyd’s Waters narrates anti-fence film (anti-israeli fence)

    08/19/2009 2:31:56 PM PDT · by pissant · 28 replies · 904+ views
    JTA ^ | 8/19/09 | staff
    JERUSALEM (JTA) -- Former Pink Floyd lead singer Roger Waters narrated a United Nations film about Palestinian difficulties caused by the security fence. The 15-minute film opened Wednesday to mark the fifth anniversary of the International Court of Justice's opinion that the fence's route is illegal, the French news agency AFP reported. Waters wrote the lyrics to the Pink Floyd album "The Wall." Israel says the wall almost completely stopped Palestinian suicide attacks during the second intifada. The Palestinians charge that the fence cuts off Palestinian farmers from their land and will prohibit them from forming a state in the...
  • Tony Bennett: Americans Should Support Anything Obama Wants

    05/01/2009 9:42:13 AM PDT · by pissant · 116 replies · 2,839+ views
    CNS ^ | 5/1/09 | Nick Ballasy
    Grammy-award winning musician Tony Bennett told CNSNews.com he “loves everything” Barack Obama has done in his first 100 days as president and thinks every American should “give him all-out support for anything he wants to do.” Bennett further said that Americans should imitate the other countries of the world that support Obama. “I really hope that every citizen of the United States would imitate the rest of the world because they’re all for Obama,” said Bennett. “Every other country adores what happened – in our great country – to have him as president.” Bennett’s comments were made at the National...
  • Pro-Gay Marriage Hollywood Piles on Miss California

    04/22/2009 9:24:35 AM PDT · by Joiseydude · 65 replies · 2,464+ views
    FoxNews ^ | Wednesday, April 22, 2009 | Hollie McKay
    With the way some in Hollywood have piled on Carrie Prejean since Sunday's Miss USA pageant, one might think the 21-year-old college student had called for a tax on botox, instead of speaking out against gay marriage. First, Perez Hilton called her a "dumb [expletive]" in a self-produced video on his website. Then Tinsletown took to Twitter, as the likes of Shanna Moakler, Giuliana Rancic, Holly Madison and Heidi Montag Tweeted their outrage.
  • When It Comes to Political Opinions, No One Cares About Cher’s

    02/16/2009 11:44:55 AM PST · by Zakeet · 35 replies · 1,254+ views
    Canada Free Press ^ | February 16, 2009 | William Kevin Stoos
    Aging Grammy award-winning singer and Academy award-winning actress Cher recently told CNSNews.com that “living under Republican rule almost ‘killed’ her, and she does not understand why anyone would want to be a Republican.”[sic] The multi millionaire, much married, and largely irrelevant, vacuous singer/actress, who offered this unoriginal cheap shot against Bush and his party—so vogue among Hollywood celebs—has not done so badly under Republican and Democrat administrations over the last five decades; therefore no one was certain why she offered this commentary. When asked by Stoos Views during a telephone interview why she supported Obama in the last election,...
  • Ashley Judd, Sarah Palin at odds over aerial wolf hunt

    02/07/2009 2:21:10 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 47 replies · 1,482+ views
    CNN ^ | February 7, 2009
    Actress Ashley Judd says a wolf management program backed by Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin is "incredibly savage ... it's not right, it's not appropriate, it makes no sense on any level." Appearing on CNN's "Larry King Live," Judd repeated her criticism of a program that allows hunters firing from aircraft to shoot wolves to thin the numbers of the animals. Judd recently appeared in a video for the Washington-based Defenders of Wildlife Action Fund, which also opposes the Palin-backed aerial hunting program. Referring to the former Republican vice presidential candidate by name in the video, Judd says that Palin is...
  • Ashley Judd: 'It's so Nice to Live in America Again'

    01/27/2009 4:52:43 PM PST · by Reagan 2.0 · 30 replies · 1,582+ views
    Patriot Room ^ | 1-27-09 | Patriot Room
    Courtesy of Jammie Wearing Fool, who notes that "she sounds like a blithering idiot." It's so nice to live in America again? What does that mean from Judd's rabidly pro-abortion standpoint? Apparently, Ms. Judd is breathless over the excitement that American taxpayers will be funding the killing of innocent children not just at home, but abroad as well. I'm sure it all reminds you of the good old days, right? Among the millions of people who are excited by the election of President Obama is Ashley Judd, as she demonstrated at the 40th birthday luncheon for NARAL Pro-Choice America at...
  • Ashley Judd: Breathless

    01/27/2009 3:25:22 PM PST · by EveningStar · 78 replies · 3,040+ views
    The Washington (DC) Examiner ^ | January 27, 2009 | Jeff Dufour and Patrick Gavin
    ...After a brief slide show featuring Bush and other anti-abortion politicians, during which the crowd booed and hissed, Judd remarked, “It’s so nice to live in America again.”...
  • Axe the Political Speeches and We'll Watch Oscars, Viewer's Say

    01/20/2009 11:45:21 PM PST · by GVnana · 22 replies · 974+ views
    The Guardian (UK) ^ | 1/20/2009 | Ben Child
    Axe the political speeches and we'll watch Oscars, say viewers Respondents also more likely to watch ceremony if The Dark Knight is nominated for best picture, according to poll of US moviegoers Ben Child guardian.co.uk, Tuesday 20 January 2009 11.22 GMT The producers of this year's Oscars ceremony should cut out political speeches, make sure The Dark Knight is up for best picture and excise all trace of Jack Nicholson if they want to boost audience figures, according to a new poll. Viewer numbers for the annual TV broadcast have been haemorrhaging in recent years, leading online ticketing firm Fandango...
  • Meet the new Boss: ("how Bush ruined America")

    01/19/2009 5:06:15 AM PST · by darkness78 · 51 replies · 1,793+ views
    the guardian ^ | 01/18/2009
    It's Bruce Springsteen in utterly candid mode, discussing how Bush ruined America, and how he coped with recent tragedies of his own. But with a new president, the singer has a fresh optimism - hell, he even loves his local supermarket now
  • Bruce Springsteen: George W Bush ruined lives

    01/16/2009 6:03:38 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 79 replies · 1,577+ views
    telegraph.co.uk ^ | January 17, 2009 | Matthew Moore
    The Born to Run singer said that the US was now "suffering the consequences" of eight years of rule by a "very radical group of people" who had attempted to undermine the country's democratic values. Describing President Bush's period in power as a "nightmare" for most Americans, the songwriter said: "We had a historically blind administration who didn't take consideration of the past; thousands of thousands of people died, lives were ruined and terrible, terrible things occurred because there was no sense of real history, no sense that the past is living and real." In a rare interview, Springsteen said...
  • 105-year-old singer says Hitler was a 'good guy'

    12/16/2008 9:44:53 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 50 replies · 1,727+ views
    Google ^ | TOBY STERLING
    A 105-year-old singer whose past as a singer in Nazi Germany has dogged his reputation for decades is back in the spotlight after telling a Dutch television show Adolf Hitler was a "good guy." The Dutch-born Johan Heesters, who now has Austrian citizenship and is still popular and performing in Germany, was asked by a Dutch journalist what he thought of Hitler. "A good guy, that's what he was," he said on the clip shown Thursday on the current affairs show "De Wereld Draait Door" ("The World Keeps Turning"). His wife, Simone Rethel, immediately corrected him, saying that Hitler was...
  • Kennedy Center honors Streisand, Freeman, Daltrey

    12/07/2008 6:21:44 PM PST · by Enchante · 42 replies · 2,495+ views
    WASHINGTON (AP) - Barbra Streisand is visiting the White House on Sunday but says she'll play nice. "Art," she says, "transcends politics this weekend." Streisand, a vocal critic of President George W. Bush, has the awkward honor of visiting 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue during one of Washington's few A-list events.
  • Bruce Springsteen Mocks Sarah Palin

    10/17/2008 1:21:12 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 70 replies · 1,806+ views
    Bruce Springsteen used his latest fundraising bash for Democrat Barack Obama to poke fun at one of the presidential candidate's Republican rivals, Sarah Palin. Springsteen dueted with fellow rocker Billy Joel for the first time ever at the bash, at New York's Hammerstein Ballroom on Thursday. And the Born to Run hit-maker jokingly compared the pair's inexperience to criticism of Alaska Governor and vice presidential candidate Palin. He told the crowd, "Billy and I have rehearsed a little, but you have to consider this more like the vice presidential debate: you have to Palin-ise your expectations. We seem like we...
  • Stevie Wonder, Sheryl Crow, Lionel Richie, John Mayer & More On Obama-Inspired Compilation

    09/22/2008 4:51:14 PM PDT · by pissant · 26 replies · 456+ views
    610 CKTB ^ | 9/22/08 | Janine Coveney
    A star-studded new CD compilation inspired by Barack Obama's campaign for the presidency is available from Hidden Beach this week. The project, titled Yes We Can: Voices of a Grassroots Movement, features classic and current tracks by Stevie Wonder, Sheryl Crow, Lionel Richie, John Mayer, Kanye West, Dave Stewart and others. The set also features brand-new music as well as excerpts from Obama's inspiring campaign speeches. The first-of-its-kind musical collection features an array of artists and material that reflects America's diversity and taps into the creative community's overwhelming response to the campaign's universal themes of hope, unity and change. Others...
  • Hollywood: It's Not Just for Actors Anymore

    09/16/2008 1:51:50 PM PDT · by Reagan Man · 12 replies · 223+ views
    Human Events ^ | September. 16, 2008 | A.W.R. Hawkins
    The more Matt Damon talks, the more apparent it is that the Hollywood of patriots such as John Wayne and Jimmy Stewart is gone, gone, gone. Indeed, the city that once hosted Ronald Reagan's search and destroy mission for Communists now hosts $30,000-a-plate-dinners for every anti-American, anti-capitalist group in need of a sponsor (which is just a fancy way of saying they host Democrat fund-raisers). It was not so long ago that Hollywood actors believed it was as much their duty as others to fight the wars in which America was involved. Men such as Glenn Ford, Charlton Heston, Ronald...
  • Mike Farrell Takes Shot at Palin- Vanity

    09/14/2008 1:47:52 PM PDT · by offduty · 54 replies · 325+ views
    PBS | 09/14/08 | Mike Farrell
    Mike Farrell just took a cheap shot at Sarah Palin on PBS fund-raiser NOTE TO MODS; Please edit this as you see fit. I haven't posted a "vanity" before.
  • Liberal Rock Stars to McCain-Palin Campaign: Stop Using Our Songs

    09/07/2008 12:50:58 PM PDT · by pissant · 116 replies · 742+ views
    ABC ^ | 9/7/08 | Jake Tapper
    The McCain-Palin jukebox options are shrinking. The latest rockers to tell the Republicans to cease spinning their albums are the women from Heart, who were chagrined to hear their song "Barracuda" play at the Republican convention as Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin hit the stage. Palin, a star high school basketball point guard, was nicknamed "Sarah Barracuda." The official Heart website states that "Ann and Nancy Wilson of Heart have informed the McCain/Palin Campaign that Universal Music Publishing and Sony BMG have sent a cease-and-desist notice to not use one of Heart's classic songs 'Barracuda,' as the congratulatory theme for Sarah...
  • Apparently, Ann and Nancy Wilson are suing the McCain/Palin campaign over use of "Barracuda"

    09/04/2008 9:33:23 PM PDT · by Prime Mover · 219 replies · 8,988+ views
    TMZ ^ | 09/04/08 | TMZ
    Ann and Nancy Wilson are pissed at the Republican Party and have fired off a cease and desist letter to the McCain/Palin campaign. Specifically, the Heart women are upset that the GOP has used their classic "Barracuda" as a theme song for Sarah Palin. TMZ obtained a statement from Heart's rep, who says "The Republican campaign did not ask for permission to use the song, nor would they have been granted that permission." The statement goes on: "We have asked the Republican campaign publicly not to use our music. We hope our wishes will be honored." We're told Ann was...
  • Moron Alert:Lohan gets political on blog, sounds off on Palin

    09/02/2008 7:17:21 PM PDT · by Publius804 · 44 replies · 363+ views
    news.yahoo.com ^ | September 2, 2008 | Associated Press
    Lohan gets political on blog, sounds off on Palin Tue Sep 2, 5:44 PM ET NEW YORK - Lindsay Lohan is getting political. The 22-year-old actress took to her MySpace blog Tuesday to post her thoughts on Republican John McCain's running mate, Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, and the revelation that Palin's unmarried 17-year-old daughter is pregnant. "I've been watching the news all morning, like everyone else — and (I) keep hearing about the issues related to `teen pregnancy.' ... Well, I think the real problem comes from the fact that we are taking the focus off of getting to know...
  • McCain Doesn't Get It: Women are not that stupid. [Streisand blows a gasket re: Sarah Palin]

    09/02/2008 10:59:19 AM PDT · by Constitutionalist Conservative · 70 replies · 216+ views
    B.S. Official Website ^ | From the mouth of Babs
    Maybe he was sick of the lack of media attention…maybe he had enough of the late night talk show hosts poking fun at his age…maybe he realized that belonging to a party that has been associated with rich, white men was not going to connect with voters in this historical election year. Or maybe he was just ready to take back some of the spotlight that has shined so brightly on Barack Obama and the Democrats since the beginning of the Democratic convention. Desperation can motivate people to make some pretty cynical and hypocritical decisions. Whatever the reason, John McCain’s...
  • Springsteen ends world tour at Harley celebration (Silent Audience at Rendition, Wiretaps?)

    08/31/2008 9:14:26 PM PDT · by Libloather · 41 replies · 252+ views
    Yahoo ^ | 8/31/08 | CARRIE ANTLFINGER
    Springsteen ends world tour at Harley celebrationBy CARRIE ANTLFINGER, Associated Press Writer Sun Aug 31, 9:36 AM ET MILWAUKEE - Bruce Springsteen ended his world tour over the weekend, toned down but revved up. Springsteen played more than 30 songs over 3 1/2 hours Saturday night on Milwaukee's lakefront for Harley-Davidson's 105th anniversary celebration. He made few comments between songs. Only for a few moments before "Livin' in the Future" did the rocker — who often brings his liberal-leaning political comments to the stage — stray into politics. Springsteen performed to a crowd not unlike the one that gave Republican...
  • McCain Doesn't Get It: Women are NOT that stupid [Barbra Streisand Alert!]

    08/30/2008 6:26:43 PM PDT · by melt · 108 replies · 486+ views
    Barbra Streisand.com ^ | 8/30/08 | Barbra Streisand
    Maybe he was sick of the lack of media attention…maybe he had enough of the late night talk show hosts poking fun at his age…maybe he realized that belonging to a party that has been associated with rich, white men was not going to connect with voters in this historical election year. Or maybe he was just ready to take back some of the spotlight that has shined so brightly on Barack Obama and the Democrats since the beginning of the Democratic convention. Desperation can motivate people to make some pretty cynical and hypocritical decisions. Whatever the reason, John McCain’s...
  • Madonna Compares McCain to Hitler, Obama to Gandhi

    08/24/2008 8:37:25 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 157 replies · 1,176+ views
    Madonna Compares McCain to Hitler, Obama to Gandhi Photo of Noel Sheppard. By Noel Sheppard (Bio | Archive) August 24, 2008 - 11:00 ET In case you missed it with the Olympics going on, Russia invading Georgia, and the campaign for president in full swing, pop star Madonna started her much-awaited tour in Wales Saturday. Amidst the requisite autoerotic writhing and gyrating, Madonna managed to bash John McCain -- actually equating him to Adolf Hitler and Robert Mugabe! -- while comparing Barack Obama to Mahatma Gandhi. I kid you not. As reported by the Associated Press Saturday (emphasis added, photo...
  • Toby Keith: Obama's 'Best Democratic Candidate We've Had Since Bill Clinton'

    08/20/2008 3:23:25 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 108 replies · 1,088+ views
    Toby Keith: Obama's 'Best Democratic Candidate We've Had Since Bill Clinton' Toby Keith Praises Obama Tuesday, August 19, 2008 By Ryan Pearson, Associated Press Los Angeles - Barack Obama is getting praise from Nashville, courtesy of one big, patriotic country star. Toby Keith, perhaps best known to non-country audiences for his post-Sept. 11 song "Courtesy of the Red, White and Blue," says he's a Democrat, and was impressed by the senator from Illinois.
  • Report: Springsteen to perform at Super Bowl (Hey NFL, can you say BOYCOTT?)

    08/12/2008 2:59:24 PM PDT · by tobyhill · 99 replies · 195+ views
    MSNBC ^ | 8/12/2008 | Tampa Bay Online
    TAMPA, Fla. - The Super Bowl might be six months away from coming to town, but the celebrity rumors already are running rampant. The New York Post's Page Six reported on Tuesday that Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band will perform live at the Super Bowl halftime show on Feb. 1 at Raymond James Stadium. Amanda Holt, the director of communications for the local Super Bowl Committee, said this is the first she has heard of it.
  • Neil Young talks to Charlie Rose: "I'm not happy about it now."

    07/21/2008 11:57:24 AM PDT · by Merciful_Friend · 42 replies · 3,290+ views
    RightWingBob.com ^ | 07/19/2008 | RWB
    Canadian singer-songwriter Neil Young was interviewed on PBS's Charlie Rose show. The show, almost a complete hour, can be watched at this link. (Thanks to Jay for the tip.) If you can get past some of the political baggage, and you like Neil Young, it's an entertaining interview, where Young comes across funny, sincere and kind of sweetly naïve. With regard to the politics and his Let's Impeach the President phase, Young certainly is giving the distinct impression of having second thoughts. Some of what he says when Charlie prods him on the war: I look at it Charlie as...
  • Encore Channel Movie "Shut Up And Sing" blames FreeRepublic" for the Dixie Chick debacle.

    06/29/2008 3:36:20 PM PDT · by Clint N. Suhks · 99 replies · 888+ views
    6/29/08 | VANITY
    Sorry if this is old news but this is the first time I've seen this movie. In "Shut Up And Sing" Natalie Maines names FR as the blog that started all thier probelems. WAY TO GO FR! Still watching on the Encore Drama channel.
  • Discordant Note (2007 Kennedy Center Honoree Pianist/Conductor Bashes Bush)

    02/09/2008 5:57:52 AM PST · by MaestroLC · 26 replies · 93+ views
    National Review (The Corner) ^ | Saturday, February 09, 2008 | Mona Charen
    This is the most graceless stunt I’ve seen a while. Leon Fleisher, the conductor and pianist, received a Kennedy Center honor. As part of the weekend of festivities associated with this prestigious award, Fleisher was invited to attend a White House reception along with the four other honorees (Brian Wilson, Steve Martin, Diana Ross, and Martin Scorcese). This caused the conductor to wrestle with his conscience. In the past seven years, Bush administration policies have amounted to a systematic shredding of our nation's Constitution — the illegal war it initiated and perpetuates; the torturing of prisoners; the espousing of "values"...
  • Maazel Departs for Pyongyang Amid Controversy (NY Philharmonic conductor criticizes America)

    02/08/2008 2:12:19 PM PST · by MaestroLC · 37 replies · 463+ views
    The New York Sun ^ | February 7, 2008 | KATE TAYLOR
    On the eve of the New York Philharmonic's departure on an Asian tour that will include a visit to Pyongyang, its music director, Lorin Maazel, suggested that Americans are not in a position to criticize the North Korean regime, because America's own record on human rights is flawed. "People who live in glass houses shouldn't throw bricks, should they?" Mr. Maazel told the Associated Press. "Is our standing as a country — the United States — is our reputation all that clean when it comes to prisoners and the way they are treated? Have we set an example that should...
  • Sheryl Crow: The "one square" TP debate was all a Rovian plot

    01/29/2008 11:47:28 AM PST · by mnehring · 43 replies · 183+ views
    Finally, after nearly a year we get to the bottom of the story. Last spring, you were held up as a parody of environmental correctness when you proposed restricting the use of toilet paper to one square per bathroom visit. What was that about? I think it’s a fantastic and eye-opening example of how the media is operated by political figures, of how Karl Rove was humiliated in the media and how, within 24 hours, he was able to humiliate me and take any sort of credibility away from me. What are you saying? You think Karl Rove leaked the...