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Neil Young Doubles Down on the Crazy
PJMedia ^ | 1/21/2014 | Kathy Shaidle

Posted on 01/22/2014 9:41:55 PM PST by rktman

Last September, I wrote about rocker Neil Young’s bizarre, factually challenged — and slanderous — criticisms of Canada’s oil sands.

For instance, Young compared resource town Fort McMurray to Hiroshima. This is kind of unfair to Fort McMurray, which, while verdant and pleasant, has nowhere near as many skyscrapers and neon signs as that Japanese city.

Young made those and other foolish remarks while traveling across Canada in his $1-million Volt/Lincoln Continental hybrid.

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TOPICS: Music/Entertainment; Society; Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: ecowacko; gangreen
Another typical uber rich entertainer re-enforcing the asshattery prevalent in hollywierd. "Don't need him 'round anyhow."
1 posted on 01/22/2014 9:41:55 PM PST by rktman
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To: Revolting cat!

Does Neil Young still get carded?


2 posted on 01/22/2014 9:43:13 PM PST by a fool in paradise ("Health care is too important to be left to the government.")
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To: rktman

I met neil in 1968

Ive grown up since then

Neil has just grown rich...


3 posted on 01/22/2014 9:46:52 PM PST by MeshugeMikey ("When you meet the unbelievers, strike at their necks..." -- Qur'an 47:4)
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To: rktman

“Neil Young has a monstrous tour bus. And, when he had his Canadian concerts, he had five such buses, all burning diesel, all idling while the concert was on.”

“Neil Young’s ‘Lincvolt’ claims to be environmentally sound” but it actually requires a team of chase vehicles full of mechanics to follow it around, in case it breaks down (which it does a lot — when it isn’t catching on fire, causing about $1-million in damages.)


4 posted on 01/22/2014 9:47:34 PM PST by kcvl
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To: rktman

Canadian man don’t need him around anyhow


5 posted on 01/22/2014 10:02:39 PM PST by bigbob (The best way to get a bad law repealed is to enforce it strictly. Abraham Lincoln)
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To: rktman

“In 1974, the band Lynyrd Skynryd wrote the song, Sweet Home Alabama in response to Southern Man The lyrics to the song leave little doubt as to the band’s reaction, ...Well, I heard Mister Young sing about her Well, I heard ole Neil put her down. Well, I hope Neil Young will remember a southern man don’t need him around anyhow...”

Interestingly, band member Ronnie Van Zant, who died in a 1977 plane crash, dismissed the purported feud with Young in a 1977 interview stating, “We wrote Alabama as a joke. We didn’t even think about it - the words just came out that way. We just laughed like hell, and said ‘Ain’t that funny’... We love Neil Young, we love his music...” “

http://www.learningfromlyrics.org/Southern.html


6 posted on 01/22/2014 10:04:02 PM PST by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: rktman

“Lynyrd Skynyrd frontman Johnny Van Zant was bummed when Mitt Romney didn’t get elected. But that’s not keeping him away from Washington on the weekend of President Barack Obama’s inauguration.

“Of course I was hoping that we’d have a Republican, that we’d put a guy in there that has run a business,” Van Zant, who endorsed Romney over the summer, told POLITICO. “...But you know what, I’m behind Obama now. He’s our president, and any American who goes against our president should be deported out of the country.”

Van Zant and his band are playing at the Heroes Red, White & Blue Inaugural Concert Ball at the Warner Theatre on Sunday.

The show came about, oddly enough, by way of the Republican National Convention. Lynyrd Skynyrd was scheduled to play an RNC concert for the group Citizens Helping Heroes in August, but the event was canceled because of Hurricane Isaac. So Sunday’s show, sponsored by the same military support group, was planned instead.”

http://www.politico.com//blogs/click/2013/01/republican-rocker-to-play-at-inaugural-ball-154581.html


7 posted on 01/22/2014 10:08:21 PM PST by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: rktman

“For instance, Young compared resource town Fort McMurray to Hiroshima.”

Has he never been to Detroit?


8 posted on 01/22/2014 10:09:05 PM PST by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; me = independent conservative)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

I read his book. Creatively, he’s burnt out. Don’t expect much from him in the future.


9 posted on 01/22/2014 10:17:31 PM PST by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: Dr. Bogus Pachysandra

“I read his book. Creatively, he’s burnt out. Don’t expect much from him in the future.”

I would be surprised if that mattered one iota to those who think of themselves as fans. I’m probably going on about 30 years not caring about him!


10 posted on 01/22/2014 10:22:27 PM PST by Attention Surplus Disorder (At no time was the Obama administration aware of what the Obama administration was doing)
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To: rktman
Neil Young don't sing for Miller, he don't sing for Bud.

He don't sing for politicians, he don't sing for spuds.

Neil sings for Tides' commies and he sings for Saudi oil sheiks.

11 posted on 01/23/2014 12:11:22 AM PST by TigersEye (Stupid is a Progressive disease.)
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To: Dr. Bogus Pachysandra
"I read his book. Creatively, he’s burnt out."

I found his book interesting, but was able to read it in just an hour or so at the library (never could grasp the connection with Rick James - talk about strange bed-fellows).
Great song-writer, but a whack-job like most of them.

12 posted on 01/23/2014 4:09:03 AM PST by Psalm 73 ("Gentlemen, you can't fight in here - this is the War Room".)
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To: rktman

Young made those and other foolish remarks

The remarks aren’t “foolish”. A leftist without his Lies has no argument.


13 posted on 01/23/2014 5:25:54 AM PST by TalBlack
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To: ETL

Interesting links provided. Thank you. Some of us, unlike Ronnie, don’t just roll over quite that easy as noted in your other post. Simply amazed at what some folks will do to get up close to the “lyin’ king” and his mate.


14 posted on 01/23/2014 5:52:28 AM PST by rktman (Under my plan(scheme), the price of EVERYTHING will necessarily skyrocket! Period.)
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To: Dr. Bogus Pachysandra

Most who enjoyed Neil Young’s music never paid much attention to his politics. Its pretty much SOP for musicians to be liberal, especially ones from the Frozen North.

After all these years of “connective” lyrics and tunes, add on most of us his age have slowed down, its time to enjoy again the mountain of tell it like it is “guy” music and turn our deaf ear to his silly liberal politics.


15 posted on 01/23/2014 7:02:37 AM PST by X-spurt (CRUZ missile - armed and ready.)
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To: bigbob

Canadian man don’t need him around anyhow, eh?


16 posted on 01/23/2014 7:03:38 AM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: bigbob

lulz


17 posted on 01/23/2014 8:17:41 AM PST by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: a fool in paradise

I much preferred the time when one hit wonders just went away after that one semi-mediocre hit.


18 posted on 01/23/2014 9:15:10 AM PST by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious! We reserve the right to serve refuse to anyone!)
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To: Revolting cat!

Neil Young in DEVO, playing Hey Hey My My (the story of Johnny Spud):

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0BJKXd7E-38


19 posted on 01/23/2014 9:25:41 AM PST by a fool in paradise ("Health care is too important to be left to the government.")
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To: ETL

” Van Zant, who endorsed Romney over the summer, told POLITICO. “...But you know what, I’m behind Obama now. He’s our president, and any American who goes against our president should be deported out of the country.””

FUJVZ. If your brother was alive today he’d kick your ass for such idiotic belief.


20 posted on 01/23/2014 9:32:50 AM PST by Rebelbase (Tagline: optional, printed after your name on post)
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To: Rebelbase; rktman

Yeah, I was surprised to read that too. But I’m not too familiar with who’s who in the band. I’m pretty sure that some of them at least are republicans. I know they’ve performed at shows with Sean Hannity, I think in support of the troops.


21 posted on 01/23/2014 11:45:57 AM PST by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: ETL

There’s a possibility it’s a pandering response to being gun shy over the allegations racism due to the band’s past use of the confederate flag (as if the confederate flag means one hates blacks).


22 posted on 01/23/2014 12:01:50 PM PST by Rebelbase (Tagline: optional, printed after your name on post)
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To: MeshugeMikey

All of us...especially wretched “boomers” should grow up and move on to better, more intelligent and complex music,....classical, jazz, blues,...whatever...rock is infantile...and so are the bloated, self indulgent and insane poseurs...i despise them all.


23 posted on 01/23/2014 3:41:37 PM PST by pallmallman (Q)
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To: pallmallman

I pay very little if any attention to todays rock music or “musicians”.


24 posted on 01/23/2014 4:23:10 PM PST by MeshugeMikey ("When you meet the unbelievers, strike at their necks..." -- Qur'an 47:4)
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