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Indie rockers force Hannity to change number
Boston Phoenix ^ | Mike Miliard

Posted on 08/11/2005 6:41:48 AM PDT by GR Freeper

A few weeks ago, we introduced you to Brooklyn indie agit-popsters Kids Against Combs, who’d just finished an album that used the private phone number of Fox News loudmouth Sean Hannity as its title. (See "Combs Nail Hannity," This Just In, July 15.)

Sean Hannity (631) 673-8003 was set to be released on July 21 by 10-34 Records. But, according to a press release sent out last week by the band, Kids Against Combs and 10-34 were issued papers on July 15 from Hannity’s attorneys, "threatening to sue both parties if they proceeded with releasing an album named after Hannity’s home phone number and containing the political pundit’s home address in the CD’s liner notes." (The digits, meanwhile, are now disconnected; "changed to an unlisted number," says the recording.)

The band also alleges that spies from the Hannity camp — or at least some people who "looked extremely conservative Republican" and "not the type of folk that would be at any sort of live performance, except for maybe Paul Anka or Wayne Newton" — arrived to scope out a KAC performance the next day. Luckily, the band had freshly printed copies of the album for sale, sans home address and retitled The Album Formerly Known As Sean Hannity’s Phone Number ... Currently Sean Hannity Is a Democracy Subverting Douche Bag.

Despite the fact that 66 percent of our Style and Usage Panel prefer that "douchebag" be written as a compound word, they’re in unanimous agreement that the new title works just as well.


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KEYWORDS: combs; douchebag; hannity; identitytheft; liberalpunks

1 posted on 08/11/2005 6:41:49 AM PDT by GR Freeper
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To: GR Freeper

"The Boston Phoenix" is published and written by a bunch of whiny, pencil-necked socialist geeks. The paper is also lumpy with pornographic classified ads. Gee, what a surprise, ay? And I'm no big fan of Hannity's.


2 posted on 08/11/2005 6:45:28 AM PDT by RexBeach (Pardon me, but is that a malaise sandwich in your pocket or are you just glad to be in a funk?)
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To: GR Freeper

You know that Hannity must be really effective or else they wouldn't be so wound up about him.


3 posted on 08/11/2005 6:46:01 AM PDT by Numbers Guy
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To: GR Freeper

There's nothing quite like expressing one's hatred through "art".


4 posted on 08/11/2005 6:46:47 AM PDT by L98Fiero
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To: RexBeach

These people wrote a big hit piece on Mark Steyn.

I don't like Hannity either.

"And now, to Aruba, for the lastest on the Natalee Holloway case!" PUKE!


5 posted on 08/11/2005 6:47:26 AM PDT by Dolphan ("Now how can a Puerto Rican lose a fly ball in the sun?' - Harry Caray)
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To: Numbers Guy

Yeah, effective at touting steel buildings and lobstergrams. ;)


6 posted on 08/11/2005 6:48:03 AM PDT by Xenalyte (Lord, I apologize . . . and be with the starving pygmies in New Guinea amen.)
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To: GR Freeper

Golly, if "Kids against Combs" had it in for Sean "P-Diddy" Combs, I would be happy to buy their album.


7 posted on 08/11/2005 6:49:19 AM PDT by sinanju
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To: RexBeach
The publisher is married to a judge who have a transsexual a mere slap on the wrist after he/she was arrested with a minor in a car. Kid had claimed that the tranie held a screw driver to him.

Huge protest as I recall up there. She was defiant about her light sentence and her hubby supported her.

Steven Mendech and Maria Lopez I believe.
8 posted on 08/11/2005 6:50:15 AM PDT by misterrob
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To: GR Freeper
spies from the Hannity camp — or at least some people who "looked extremely conservative Republican"

So when does the FBI get to start saying "spies from the Al Queada camp — or at least some people who "looked extremist Muslim"

Or how about "Criminal looking types — or at least some people who "looked like they might be criminals"

Or "illegal immigrants— or at least some people who "looked like illegals"

9 posted on 08/11/2005 6:50:59 AM PDT by staytrue
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To: RexBeach
"The Boston Phoenix" is published and written by a bunch of whiny, pencil-necked socialist geeks.

Haven't seen that particular rag, but it sounds like it's another one of those "independent" papers that seems miraculously to have exactly the same style, format, cartoons, classified ad layouts, and editorial position as all of the other "independent" papers I've seen.

Imagine that.

10 posted on 08/11/2005 6:51:20 AM PDT by r9etb
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To: GR Freeper

I can stomach Hannity for about two or three minutes max, or the average amount of time between the Ruth's Criss commercial and the latest plug for Hannity's latest book, concert, show, whatever. But I have to agree that publishing his phone number and address is way over the line. Regardless of what you think of him, he has a wife and kids and they don't deserve the hate that would be directed at Hannity at home.


11 posted on 08/11/2005 6:51:41 AM PDT by Non-Sequitur
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To: GR Freeper
an album that used the private phone number of Fox News loudmouth Sean Hannity as its title

Stopped reading after that.

12 posted on 08/11/2005 6:52:42 AM PDT by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I shall defend to your death my right to say it.)
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To: GR Freeper

If only Ted Kennedy would take these a-holes on a car ride over a bridge!


14 posted on 08/11/2005 6:53:22 AM PDT by Doc Savage (...because they stand on a wall, and they say nothing is going to hurt you tonight, not on my watch!)
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To: GR Freeper
I thought the band was "Kids against Colmes". My mistake.

I was wondering why they were harassing Hannity if the were against Colmes.

15 posted on 08/11/2005 6:54:40 AM PDT by KarlInOhio (Bork should have had Kennedy's USSC seat and Kelo v. New London would have gone the other way.)
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To: Non-Sequitur

The Boston Pheonix is published by the husband of former Judge Maria Lopez who initiated a whisper campaign against a 12 year old boy who was assaulted at screwdriver point by a guy in a dress called Ebony Horton.


16 posted on 08/11/2005 6:55:16 AM PDT by massgopguy (massgopguy)
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To: sinanju
"Golly, if "Kids against Combs" had it in for Sean "P-Diddy" Combs, I would be happy to buy their album."

I wouldn't give these spoiled little pu$$86ies a dime no matter what they said. Their 15 minutes is about up. I'm not even going to mention their stupid name.

17 posted on 08/11/2005 6:55:59 AM PDT by subterfuge (Obama, mo mama...er Osama-La bamba, uh, bama...banana rama...URP!---Ted Kennedy)
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To: GR Freeper
Hahaha.
Their rage shows just how right Hannity is.
It shows how WELL he is nailing the left's lifesytle, ethics/morality and, er, style of expression, that is, with their vulgarity and lack of respect.
Imagine how they would SQUEAL with RAGE and indignation if Hannity went public THEIR addresses and phone numbers.

Kudos for Hannity.

18 posted on 08/11/2005 6:56:13 AM PDT by starfish923
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To: misterrob

Maria Lopez. Yup. Geez, I didn't know she was married to the pub. I recall reading about that sentencing story. Big noise on that one.

Thanks for the note.


19 posted on 08/11/2005 6:57:38 AM PDT by RexBeach (Pardon me, but is that a malaise sandwich in your pocket or are you just glad to be in a funk?)
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To: L98Fiero
There's nothing quite like expressing one's hatred through "art".

Amen to that.

Remember the crucifix standing in a pool of urine being called "art"? Talk about Christ-hating. Says it all.

20 posted on 08/11/2005 6:57:46 AM PDT by starfish923
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To: misterrob
Steven Mendech and Maria Lopez I believe.

Yup. A few years ago, there was also a dust-up when their teen-aged son threw a John Hughes-esque teen movie house party at their oh-so-swanky house in the western burbs when mumsie and daddie were away. I guess the party got severely out of hand and required the attention of the local constabulary.

21 posted on 08/11/2005 7:01:45 AM PDT by Hemingway's Ghost (Spirit of '75)
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To: Hemingway's Ghost

Well, I might have attended a few of those types of events over the years when I was a teenager....


22 posted on 08/11/2005 7:08:13 AM PDT by misterrob
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To: Owl_Eagle

You started a band?? PING!!


23 posted on 08/11/2005 7:21:44 AM PDT by Jersey Republican Biker Chick (People too weak to follow their own dreams, will always find a way to discourage yours.)
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To: Jersey Republican Biker Chick
It's a Supertramp cover band.  Can't have too much Supertramp.
Owl_Eagle

(If what I just wrote makes you sad or angry,

 it was probably sarcasm)

24 posted on 08/11/2005 7:24:11 AM PDT by South Hawthorne (In Memory of my Dear Friend Henry Lee II)
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To: Owl_Eagle

You were trying for a long time to incorporate super and tramp in a thread here, weren't you?


25 posted on 08/11/2005 7:28:08 AM PDT by Jersey Republican Biker Chick (People too weak to follow their own dreams, will always find a way to discourage yours.)
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To: Jersey Republican Biker Chick
Owl_Eagle

(If what I just wrote makes you sad or angry,

 it was probably sarcasm)

26 posted on 08/11/2005 7:30:56 AM PDT by South Hawthorne (In Memory of my Dear Friend Henry Lee II)
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To: GR Freeper

boy these kids think they're so smart but if the libs were smart how come they keep losing elections? That "big dummy" W managed to beat The Inventor of the Internet and Mr. Vietnam
War Hero. They're just whiny spoiled brats and maybe some of them will wise up in a few years (prob not, though). "Not a liberal at 20, you have no heart; not a conservative at 40,
you have no mind". Actually, not a conservative at _20_, you have no mind for that matter :)


27 posted on 08/11/2005 9:45:45 AM PDT by raccoonradio
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To: GR Freeper

Remember the song "Don't Call Us, We'll Call You" by Sugarloaf? It included the "beeps" for the number of one of the record labels that turned them down (CBS, I think). Maybe CBS had to change their number, too.



Any way we cut a hit and we toured a bit
with a song he said he couldn't use.
And now he calls and begs and crawls
It's telephone deja vu
We got percentage points and lousy joints
and all the glitter we can use
Mama so uh huh don't call us, now we'll call you.


28 posted on 08/11/2005 9:48:05 AM PDT by raccoonradio
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To: GR Freeper

I'd suggest that Sean "accidentally" mention the phone numbers of the band members myself.(I'm also fairly certain that would also lead to Fox News getting sued, with the argument "Well, it's okay for *us* to do it, but not him" being used. I'm also certain the lawsuit would result in more money for the band than their actual musical talent would ever produce.)


29 posted on 08/11/2005 10:47:54 AM PDT by Starter
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To: StarFan; Dutchy; Timesink; VPMWife78; Gracey; Alamo-Girl; RottiBiz; FoxGirl; Mr. Bob; xflisa; ...
FoxFan ping!

Please FReepmail me if you want on or off my FoxFan list. *Warning: This can be a high-volume ping list at times.

30 posted on 08/15/2005 4:15:09 PM PDT by nutmeg ("We're going to take things away from you on behalf of the common good." - Hillary Clinton 6/28/04)
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To: GR Freeper

Whoever these kids are, they will never attain anything near Hannity's popularity and name recognition, even in their little wet dreams.


31 posted on 08/15/2005 4:19:37 PM PDT by RushCrush (The mediocre always throw stones at the brilliant.)
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To: nutmeg

The word pathetic comes to mind!


32 posted on 08/15/2005 4:37:34 PM PDT by defconw (ALLEN IN 08+Levin for Senate!)
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To: nutmeg

Thanks for the ping!


33 posted on 08/15/2005 8:29:24 PM PDT by Alamo-Girl
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To: Dolphan

I dont watch hannity on TV, but I listen to his radio show. Sometimes it is boring and he's so damn repetitive...he uses the same talking points.

BUT

Today I was impressed by his coverage of Able Danger. Not even Rush talked about it! Shame on you rush!!


34 posted on 08/15/2005 8:33:03 PM PDT by Stellar Dendrite (The presence of "peace" is the absence of opposition to socialism -- Marx)
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To: GR Freeper

These idiots were clearly raised by zoo animals.


35 posted on 08/15/2005 8:39:19 PM PDT by Dashing Dasher (No man who has once heartily and wholly laughed can be altogether irreclaimably bad.)
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