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Vanity: 12.12.12 Hurricane Sandy Relief Concert

Posted on 12/12/2012 6:17:34 PM PST by goodwithagun

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To: goodwithagun

Look up “Fiddling While Africa Starves” by P.J. O’Rourke. Excellent essay on this kind of event.


51 posted on 12/12/2012 7:17:35 PM PST by CrazyIvan (Obama's birth certificate was found stapled to Soros's receipt.)
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To: goodwithagun

It’s all about making “Obama’s Hurricane” better than “Bush’s Hurricane”.


52 posted on 12/12/2012 7:23:15 PM PST by Washi (Socialism is Slavery)
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To: goodwithagun

This concert/fundraiser is supposed to be for the victims of hurricane Sandy.

Many of the victims happen to be white owners of oceanfront or oceanview property.

How much of this fundraising do you think these people will get?

NOTHING!

It will all go to the lower income people who didnt bother to get insurance...


53 posted on 12/12/2012 7:31:09 PM PST by neverbluffer
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To: goodwithagun

This concert/fundraiser is supposed to be for the victims of hurricane Sandy.

Many of the victims happen to be white owners of oceanfront or oceanview property.

How much of this fundraising do you think these people will get?

NOTHING!

It will all go to the lower income people who didnt bother to get insurance...


54 posted on 12/12/2012 7:31:09 PM PST by neverbluffer
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To: goodwithagun

It is just an excuse for a bunch of old, washed-up drug-heads to get together and show the world that they still have “it”.

If there were only one or two big names no one would watch.


55 posted on 12/12/2012 7:42:26 PM PST by spel_grammer_an_punct_polise (Learn three chords and you, too, can be a Rock Star!)
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To: CrazyIvan; Revolting cat!; Slings and Arrows

Let’s have an AMERICATHON!

Yesterday’s weak satire is today’s ugly reality.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BqYoB6BLOMw

1998, the year American ran out of gas and cash...


This televised event doesn’t even have Meatloaf vs. the last automobile.


56 posted on 12/12/2012 7:44:44 PM PST by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: spel_grammer_an_punct_polise
It is just an excuse for a bunch of old, washed-up drug-heads to get together and show the world that they still have “it”.

From the look of the crowd (and the bar being set at no songs older than about 1968 but the bulk no more recent than 1984) this is about a bunch of aging New Yawker baby boomers in the AUDIENCE present at MSG trying to tell the world they still have it.

57 posted on 12/12/2012 7:47:49 PM PST by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: goodwithagun; CharlesWayneCT; a fool in paradise; ABQHispConservative; eyeamok

to ALL the snarky commenters:

You should be ashamed of yourselves.

Even if these folks were 0bamma suporters (which they are not)they are still our brothers and sisters, and many of them have lost EVERYTHING. They need our help.

Freepers are better than this.

Shame on you.


58 posted on 12/12/2012 7:49:44 PM PST by John Galt's cousin (WTF? We couldn't rescue four men in Benghazi? Is our military IMPOTENT? ( /s ))
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To: a fool in paradise

Concert complete with photo-op footage of Candidate Obama hugging hurricane victims.

Quite a contrast to Kanye Douchebag’s rant against Bush during the fundraiser for Katrina.

Again, what was the litmus test for “talent” who could appear?

Is this a Velvet Wellstone Rally?


59 posted on 12/12/2012 7:50:25 PM PST by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: Lmo56

The Who killed it tonight, five songs, all goodies! Roger’s lost his top end but hey, he’s 68 now. Peter was fun to watch still, hope he doesn’t get a dislocated shoulder while playing!

I just hope the $$ gets to the people who truly need it...


60 posted on 12/12/2012 7:59:12 PM PST by GRRRRR (He'll NEVER be my President, FUBO! Treason is the Reason! Impeach the Kenyan)
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To: John Galt's cousin

What makes you think ANY MONEY donated as a result of this will actually Go to the People, their past record demonstrates that NONE OF IT WILL, The vast majority of events put on by ENTERTAINERS is usually siphoned off in Expenses, the Average is 80%. In Bon Jovi’s case it was 98%. Give your money to a Reputable Charity like the Salvation Army and screw these Rat Bastard Immoral sorry excuses for ENTERTAINERS.


61 posted on 12/12/2012 8:05:01 PM PST by eyeamok
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To: GRRRRR
The Who killed it tonight, five songs

I liked that they got Keith to sing - albeit in archive footage ...

Too bad they didn't have footage of Entwhistle singin' "My Wife", GREAT song ...

62 posted on 12/12/2012 8:11:17 PM PST by Lmo56 (If ya wanna run with the big dawgs - ya gotta learn to piss in the tall grass ...)
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I didn’t realize Mick Taylor is performing with the Stones on Thursday and Saturday nights. Wow! A long time coming for that. Saturday show is on ppv. I’ve never paid for anything like that, but I’m tempted. Mick Taylor!?


63 posted on 12/12/2012 8:12:50 PM PST by FlJoePa ("Success without honor is an unseasoned dish; it will satisfy your hunger, but it won't taste good")
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To: FlJoePa

Yup. There’s an article in a New Jersey newspaper today:

Mick Taylor to roll with the Stones at Prudential Center

http://www.nj.com/entertainment/music/index.ssf/2012/12/mick_taylor_to_roll_with_the_s.html


64 posted on 12/12/2012 8:18:45 PM PST by ConservativeStatement (Having an abortion is "progressive"?)
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To: neverbluffer

Chris Rock jokes 100% of the money raised will go to him. Intro for Keyane West.


65 posted on 12/12/2012 8:19:22 PM PST by matt04
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To: doodles2

They go to a ritzy concert, and beg other people to give their money so they can use other people’s money to get credit for being charitable.”
Let’s not forget the lavish parties, the caviar and booze, the red carpet treatment, the bling bags worth tens of thousands
...and like all those African relief concerts, the money will disappear and the people may see a few bags of rice drop from a cargo plane if they are lucky.

but will make them feel soooo good. susprised barry wasn’t there politicking.


66 posted on 12/12/2012 8:21:00 PM PST by 1st Division guy
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To: FlJoePa; ConservativeStatement
I didn’t realize Mick Taylor is performing with the Stones on Thursday and Saturday nights. Wow! A long time coming for that. Saturday show is on ppv. I’ve never paid for anything like that, but I’m tempted. Mick Taylor!?

Me either - BUT Mick Taylor playin' on "Gimme Shelter", thats WORTH it ...

67 posted on 12/12/2012 8:21:27 PM PST by Lmo56 (If ya wanna run with the big dawgs - ya gotta learn to piss in the tall grass ...)
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To: goodwithagun

Nice to hear them praising the evil Chase Bank, and those other big wig corporate sponsors.

Musically, I would have to say The Who(’s left) were fantastic.

Why did the Stones bother with just 2 songs?

Get this terrible Kanye West guy off, please......


68 posted on 12/12/2012 8:25:28 PM PST by Finatic (I ran out of change and have given up on hope. FUBO, I am so sick of your sorry a$$ you effin punk)
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To: Finatic
Get this terrible Kanye West guy off, please......

Keys, West, AND Martin [of La Vida Loca infamy] - PLEASE !!! Then, I'll donate ...

69 posted on 12/12/2012 8:33:04 PM PST by Lmo56 (If ya wanna run with the big dawgs - ya gotta learn to piss in the tall grass ...)
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To: Finatic

When Kanye came on I stopped the live stream. Can’t stand cRAP music.


70 posted on 12/12/2012 8:35:09 PM PST by matt04
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To: Lmo56; Finatic

Just looked on Twitter. Kanye’s performance not going over well. Apparently he threw the mic on stage and stormed off.


71 posted on 12/12/2012 8:43:10 PM PST by matt04
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To: John Galt's cousin

Did you miss comments from freepers who actually have gone to help the victims?

We just find it funny how the left thinks they can help people, by begging other people to give money.


72 posted on 12/12/2012 8:45:39 PM PST by CharlesWayneCT
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To: doodles2

“They go to a ritzy concert, and beg other people to give their money so they can use other people’s money to get credit for being charitable.”
“...and like all those African relief concerts, the money will disappear and the people may see a few bags of rice drop from a cargo plane if they are lucky.”

Enjoy the concert - but give your money to the Salvation Army.


73 posted on 12/12/2012 8:49:21 PM PST by free-in-nyc (Freeping from the heart of the occupation)
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To: a fool in paradise

Oh no, it’s the Barry Manilow of rock now, Jann Wenner’s favorite! There should have been a warning.


74 posted on 12/12/2012 8:50:59 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: neverbluffer
I don't know about the owners of ocean front property, but too many of the folks of which I am aware, are middle class people who could not afford flood insurance because of the cost and this was the only house they could buy.

I don't know how the finances of this concert will play out, but my FRiend, good, honest people are hurting.

May I respectfully request that you contact your church, synagogue, mosque, fraternal organization, union, or any other charitable organization or interest group that you trust, and ask if you can help through them.

The ocean was 14 feet higher than mean-high-water because of the storm surge and the full moon high tide. This was not a tidal wave. The water just, kept, rising - higher than anyone alive in these neighborhoods has ever seen. People, their homes and dreams, drowned.

If you or other Freepers can help those in need, thank you.

If you cannot see it in your heart, go in peace.

75 posted on 12/12/2012 9:06:28 PM PST by John Galt's cousin (WTF? We couldn't rescue four men in Benghazi? Is our military IMPOTENT? ( /s ))
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To: eyeamok
I am as suspicious as you.

If you can see it in your heart, please contact your usual charity and ask what you can donate, through them, to help.

Thanks,

76 posted on 12/12/2012 9:16:10 PM PST by John Galt's cousin (WTF? We couldn't rescue four men in Benghazi? Is our military IMPOTENT? ( /s ))
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To: Revolting cat!

Michael Stipe from REM singin’ “Losin’ My Religion” now ...


77 posted on 12/12/2012 9:25:08 PM PST by Lmo56 (If ya wanna run with the big dawgs - ya gotta learn to piss in the tall grass ...)
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To: CharlesWayneCT
My comments were not directed to those who help, have helped, or will help

I am disappointed and disgusted by the hateful comments that suggest because NY and NJ electoral college votes went to 0bamma, none of the people of those states should not be helped.

The particular areas affected were not 0bamma supporters, but even if they were, so what?

I'm tired of this. Search your heart. Help or not.

Go in peace.

78 posted on 12/12/2012 9:32:29 PM PST by John Galt's cousin (WTF? We couldn't rescue four men in Benghazi? Is our military IMPOTENT? ( /s ))
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To: John Galt's cousin

They, or in any case many of them, were swayed in their votes by Obama’s photo-op with Chris Christie, or whatever his name is, because “he cares for me”, unlike of course that Republican Mormon. That photo-op should have fixed all their problems, as I see it, who needs this benefit concert now? A millionaire TV anchorman is speaking now, how much is he contributing? The nation is divided, don’t forget now!


79 posted on 12/12/2012 9:38:26 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: Lmo56

Some old left handed bass player wearing a wig is on stage now singing Charles Manson’s favorite tune!


80 posted on 12/12/2012 9:43:15 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: Revolting cat!

Sorry you feel that way.

I hope you and your neighbors are never in a similar situation.

Go in peace.


81 posted on 12/12/2012 9:59:55 PM PST by John Galt's cousin (WTF? We couldn't rescue four men in Benghazi? Is our military IMPOTENT? ( /s ))
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To: goodwithagun

Just when we all thought Katrina “victims” set the all time record for scamming and mooching, here comes scam capitol of the world, Neuvo York and Nuevo Jersey with a Universe size tin cup.


82 posted on 12/12/2012 10:06:59 PM PST by X-spurt (Ted Cruz for President of the Republic of Texas)
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To: John Galt's cousin

And if I and my neighbours find ourselves in a catastrophic situation, we won’t allow ourselves to be used by self-serving millionaire politicians of any political party, nor will we praise them or vote for them in exchange for empty promises! Nor will you see us on your television screen, you can bet.

Peace to you.


83 posted on 12/12/2012 10:13:50 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: a fool in paradise

Macca goes slumming into the musically senseless grunge.


84 posted on 12/12/2012 10:15:03 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: Lmo56
And by the miracle of youtube - here they all are together a couple of weeks ago in London (wow!):

Midnight Rambler w/ Mick Taylor

85 posted on 12/12/2012 10:20:39 PM PST by FlJoePa ("Success without honor is an unseasoned dish; it will satisfy your hunger, but it won't taste good")
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To: FlJoePa

Here’s my favorite Who song - John Entwhistle singin’ lead. wish they had sung it tonite ...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yW3ULv86zzE


86 posted on 12/12/2012 11:18:11 PM PST by Lmo56 (If ya wanna run with the big dawgs - ya gotta learn to piss in the tall grass ...)
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To: prairiebreeze

My condolences.......


87 posted on 12/13/2012 7:43:48 AM PST by ALASKA (CHANGE'n it back !!!!!!!)
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To: John Galt's cousin

I explicitly wrote that it is not bitterness from the election that has brought me to my conclusions, I am simply holding them to the standards that they voted for. This is exactly what your “cousin” did in Atlas Shrugged.


88 posted on 12/13/2012 8:58:41 AM PST by goodwithagun (My gun has killed fewer people than Ted Kennedy's car.)
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To: John Galt's cousin

I gave DIRECTLY to persons I knew who were affected in NYC. And there are friends of theirs holding fundraising concerts in other cities but none of them are getting national exposure.

The music world is much bigger than this liberal circle jerk going on at MSG at last night.

“See me, feel me” (complete with photo op shots of Ubama hugging hurricane victims, he FEELS your pain unlike that “coke headed frat boy” G.W.Bush, never mind that Ubama used cocaine at the Ivy League schools himself).


89 posted on 12/13/2012 10:27:05 AM PST by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: Lmo56; Revolting cat!; Slings and Arrows
Michael Stipe from REM singin’ “Losin’ My Religion” now ...

Well considering he's appealing to the PRIVATE sector to bail the city out (no rainy day fund?).

"Where is your Fema now, lib boy?"

90 posted on 12/13/2012 10:32:20 AM PST by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: Revolting cat!; John Galt's cousin
One of Billy Crystal's opening remarks was that Chris Christie tossed Mitt Romney aside, embraced Ubama, and that the nation is better for it.

Where is this unity and non-partisanship of which he speaks as President Nobama drives this nation over the cliff so he can raise taxes on EVERYBODY, cut the military budget, and blame the Republican Party for doing so (having poo pooed his own plan to "raise trillions" by just ending tax deductions)?

91 posted on 12/13/2012 10:37:17 AM PST by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: GRRRRR

Agree! Flipping channels and I came across the concert just before The Who being introduced. They rocked!!! Excellent. Watched history being made as likely this was one of their few remaining performances. Missed the Stones - would’ve liked to see those guys.

The audience members around the “hosts” were hammered and acted rediculous. Didn’t exactly make me want to open my checkbook.


92 posted on 12/13/2012 10:48:44 AM PST by RacerXSpeedRacer (America...., I knew her well. I'm going to miss her, a lot.)
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To: Lmo56

Come on, when is the government anything more than the problem?!

As we give more and more duties to the government we become less safe!

Remember Reagan’s words; “the government isn’t the solution, it’s the problem!”


93 posted on 12/13/2012 1:35:03 PM PST by cpa4you (CPA4YOU)
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To: ALASKA

Hey, to each his own. I’m glad others enjoyed it. It’s just remarkable to me how unremarkable and uninteresting I found it. Didn’t feel I missed out on anything in the least.

:^)


94 posted on 12/13/2012 6:59:08 PM PST by prairiebreeze (Don't be afraid to see what you see. -- Ronald Reagan)
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