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Report: Springsteen dedicates song performance to Trayvon Martin
The Miami Herald ^ | March 29, 2012 | Diana Moskovitz

Posted on 03/29/2012 3:01:04 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

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 student who has yet to be charged.

Trayvon was unarmed, carrying just candy and ice tea. The death and lack of an arrest has triggered a nationwide crusade for Zimmerman’s arrest and calls to change Florida’s controversial Stand Your Ground law...

(Excerpt) Read more at miamiherald.com ...


TOPICS: Music/Entertainment; Politics
KEYWORDS: blackkk; brucespringsteen; florida; georgezimmerman; shutupandsing; trayvonmartin
Oprah weighed in today, too.
1 posted on 03/29/2012 3:01:13 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I blame Big Skittles and Big Tea for covering up obvious quality control issues.

Just sayin’...


2 posted on 03/29/2012 3:04:37 PM PDT by humblegunner
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Another reason to do away with courts and judges and all that expense. Let them be tried and convicted in the MSM. They seem to have all the facts beforehand and in front of them - they don’t have to deal in facts.


3 posted on 03/29/2012 3:05:57 PM PDT by SkyDancer (Talent Without Ambition Is Sad - Ambition Without Talent Is Worse)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Any need to wonder what would happen to a Trayvon lookalike in a hoodie who might happen to wander onto the gated Springsteen estate in Colt’s Neck?


4 posted on 03/29/2012 3:07:37 PM PDT by Argus
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Was it this one?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gzeNj1vlzAk&skipcontrinter=1


5 posted on 03/29/2012 3:10:55 PM PDT by Ronin (Sarah.... We really need you now!)
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To: Argus

Hey Jersey Boy...I went to the same grammar school as Bruce did and actually saw his first band performance at the old Woodhaven Country Club in Freehold...let me be kind and just say that Bruce was not the sharpest knife in the drawer.


6 posted on 03/29/2012 3:13:10 PM PDT by Seeking the truth
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Typical white liberal. Exploiting blacks to further his own agenda and assuage his white guilt over something he wasn’t even a part of over a century and a half ago. It’s all about feeling good with these people. Hey look at me, I’m standing up for black people against all those evil white people.


7 posted on 03/29/2012 3:13:56 PM PDT by jersey117 (The Stepford Media should be sued for malpractice)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Does anyone care?


8 posted on 03/29/2012 3:14:01 PM PDT by doorgunner69
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Who the hell cares about Commiesteen? Who even listens to his music? I just picture him in some room filled with a bunch of stuffed animals on raised flooring with a cheering soundtrack that plays when he finishes a song.


9 posted on 03/29/2012 3:15:45 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

PLANTATION owners weighing in...and other Plantation owners carrying out the KKK rules...


10 posted on 03/29/2012 3:24:31 PM PDT by goodnesswins (2012..."We mutually pledge our Lives, our Fortunes, and our Sacred Honor")
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Oprah WEIGHED in today, too.
11 posted on 03/29/2012 3:24:55 PM PDT by IronJack (=)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

He’s always on the wrong side.


12 posted on 03/29/2012 3:28:31 PM PDT by onyx (SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC, DONATE MONTHLY. If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, let me know.)
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To: Secret Agent Man
She likes him......
13 posted on 03/29/2012 3:28:41 PM PDT by PSYCHO-FREEP (If you come to a fork in the road, take it........)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Hmm, I wonder if Springsteen plans on dedicating a song to the two Brits who were gunned down in FL by that 17 year old murderous vermin (who happens to be Black). I’m not holding my breath.


14 posted on 03/29/2012 3:40:09 PM PDT by Signalman
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To: Ronin

Isn’t this interesting though? This is a weakness of the Left that can be clearly identified and used to our advantage if you think strategically. Their instinctive need to be the center of attention often leads them to stake out a strong public opinion too soon.

The problem is, their appointed martyr (or virgin) too often loses his/her luster when the inquisitive eyes of millions start probing for details.

This is hilarious. Do they really think Americans are so stupid as to buy this kind of propaganda? The people are laughing that them but they continue to double down — which just makes everyone laugh harder.

It’s too late to wipe the blemishes off Trayvon Martin. The gangbanger pics and tweets are viral.


15 posted on 03/29/2012 3:42:05 PM PDT by Ronin (Sarah.... We really need you now!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Which gives the issue a lot of weight.
16 posted on 03/29/2012 3:50:07 PM PDT by mykroar (Please be aware any /sarc tag is for the lurkers, not the Freepers.)
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To: Seeking the truth
"Hey Jersey Boy...I went to the same grammar school as Bruce did and actually saw his first band performance at the old Woodhaven Country Club in Freehold...let me be kind and just say that Bruce was not the sharpest knife in the drawer."

LOL. He's the cousin of a NJ friend of mine. My friend can't stand him.

17 posted on 03/29/2012 4:04:27 PM PDT by CatherineofAragon (I can haz Romney's defeat?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Who gives a crap what a third rate “rock star” has to say about anything?


18 posted on 03/29/2012 4:08:56 PM PDT by Fledermaus (Democrats are dangerous and evil. Republicans are just useless.)
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To: Argus

Springsteen’s body guards would cap him if he ever had him on the ground beating his head into the pavement.

Pray for America


19 posted on 03/29/2012 4:48:35 PM PDT by bray (Power to We the People)
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To: Seeking the truth

Springsteen’s blue collar hero act has always been as phony as the proverbial three dollar bill.


20 posted on 03/29/2012 5:00:53 PM PDT by Argus
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I rate springsteen right up there with jane fonda ,,, two years ago I used my springsteen CDs for target practice .


21 posted on 03/29/2012 6:38:12 PM PDT by Lionheartusa1 (-: Socialism is the equal distribution of misery :-)
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