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Madonna Slammed for Politically-Heavy Tour
IMDB ^ | 05/28/04 | IMDB/WENN news service

Posted on 05/28/2004 10:31:51 AM PDT by RightWingAtheist

Pop superstar Madonna's Re-Invention tour has been slammed by American critics - for overloading the show with "naive" political statements. The "American Life" singer, 45, kicked off the US leg of her tour in California on Monday but failed to impress critics with her attempts to "wipe the slate clean" by ditching her trademark raunchy routines. The Los Angeles Times sniped, "This promised to be Madonna's tour de force, a reappraisal that put her work in new and revealing contexts. But time and again she fell short of the challenge." Many critics were unimpressed by the images of the Iraq war, injured civilian children and US soldiers, saying Madonna should look back to her past concert tours for inspiration. Others suggested her cover of John Lennon classic "Imagine," throughout which a hard-hitting video featuring Israeli and Palestinian children walking hand in hand was played, was ill-conceived. The Californian newspaper added, "Madonna traded most of the old sexual teasing for social commentary, and she's no John Lennon, friends." The New York Times concurred, "Madonna is far too slippery - and far too savvy - for this sort of faux-naive sentimentalism." Tabloid The New York Post added, "Madonna's blonde ambition is fading to bland."


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Madonna-more Stifler's Mom than Stacy's Mom, although she continues to think otherwise.
1 posted on 05/28/2004 10:31:54 AM PDT by RightWingAtheist
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To: RightWingAtheist

I think of her more as Norman Bates's mom, myself.


2 posted on 05/28/2004 10:33:07 AM PDT by TheBigB (When Woody Allen and Soon-Yi are in bed together, does he ever yell, "Who's your daddy?!")
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To: RightWingAtheist
The Californian newspaper added, "Madonna traded most of the old sexual teasing for social commentary, and she's no John Lennon, friends."

That's a compliment, right?

Michael M. Bates: My Side of the Swamp

3 posted on 05/28/2004 10:34:05 AM PDT by Mike Bates (Irish Alzheimer's victim: I only remember the grudges.)
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To: RightWingAtheist
Madonna's blonde ambition is fading to bland

Burn out is here

4 posted on 05/28/2004 10:34:17 AM PDT by bmwcyle (<a href="http://www.johnkerry.com/" target="_blank">miserable failure)
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To: bmwcyle

Does anybody know what "kabalah water" is?


5 posted on 05/28/2004 10:37:13 AM PDT by ken5050 (Ann Coulter needs to have children ASAP to propagate her genes.....any volunteers?)
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To: RightWingAtheist

She played Imagine? I thought with her new image of being a mom and a childrens book writer and all that she was gonna go "neo-con".


6 posted on 05/28/2004 10:37:36 AM PDT by uncitizen
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To: RightWingAtheist

What`s amazing to me is why this b*tch ever had a career in the first place. Her whole act is "Look at me..Pay attention to me"


7 posted on 05/28/2004 10:39:57 AM PDT by stillnoprotestsagainstmuslims (I`m still waiting for the protests against terrorism.)
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To: RightWingAtheist
Sounds like Madonna is experiencing her own "John and Yoko" phase sans John or any of his talent.
8 posted on 05/28/2004 10:40:22 AM PDT by Caipirabob (Democrats.. Socialists..Commies..Traitors...Who can tell the difference?)
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To: RightWingAtheist

From promoting slutty sex to promoting left wing politics. I think it's a fit.


9 posted on 05/28/2004 10:40:55 AM PDT by Spok
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To: uncitizen
I thought with her new image of being a mom and a childrens book writer and all that she was gonna go "neo-con".

If she wants to shock people -- which seems to be her only driving force in life -- she should become a patriot and a prude. Anything else is the same ol' crap.

10 posted on 05/28/2004 10:41:29 AM PDT by inkling
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To: ken5050

Something someone is making a lot of money on.
http://www.kabbalah.com/kabbalah/what.html


11 posted on 05/28/2004 10:41:54 AM PDT by bmwcyle (<a href="http://www.johnkerry.com/" target="_blank">miserable failure)
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To: RightWingAtheist

Madonna is so humorless, she doesn't see that it's quite amusing to hear her sing "imagine no possessions" when she charges $325 a ticket.


12 posted on 05/28/2004 10:43:13 AM PDT by NYCVirago
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To: RightWingAtheist
"Madonna is far too slippery.....

LOL! I'm not gonna touch that. Or Madonna for that matter.

13 posted on 05/28/2004 10:43:30 AM PDT by isthisnickcool (I'm isthisnickcool, and I approved this post!)
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To: RightWingAtheist

She should have done her one act like she did the day after 911 when she got on stage in LA and told the crowd; "We should not do anything rash, it`s best to let bygones be bygones." Yeah real nice honey. No wonder she fled to the Euroweenies.


14 posted on 05/28/2004 10:43:55 AM PDT by stillnoprotestsagainstmuslims (I`m still waiting for the protests against terrorism.)
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To: TheBigB
What a numb skull. She is supposed to be an 'artist'. If you have the nearly undivided attention of the world and all you can think of is to dress like hooker and jiggle and jump up and down on a stage like a demented half-wit, how much of an artist are you and who is going to take you seriously?? If you have something to say and half a brain, what the hell are you doing up there??? More to the point, who do you think you are talking to but a crowd of mindless, half-educated simpletons like yourself. Go somewhere and read a book or something. Get your mentality out of your underpants, for once!
15 posted on 05/28/2004 10:45:48 AM PDT by SMARTY
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To: inkling
she should become a patriot and a prude. Anything else is the same ol' crap.

Right. Same ole crap. New outfit. New biceps.

p.s. most American patriots don't live in London.
16 posted on 05/28/2004 10:47:53 AM PDT by uncitizen
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To: bmwcyle

Thanks....I think..amazing how shallow and empty their lives are..


17 posted on 05/28/2004 10:54:03 AM PDT by ken5050 (Ann Coulter needs to have children ASAP to propagate her genes.....any volunteers?)
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To: ken5050
Kabbalah where to begin?

Mysticism is going to get Madonna into more "hot water."

Every time Kabbalah arises - so does disaster!

18 posted on 05/28/2004 10:54:25 AM PDT by TrueBeliever9 (Life is uncertain. Ride your best horse first. Unknown)
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To: RightWingAtheist

Madonna is an oldies act.


19 posted on 05/28/2004 10:57:22 AM PDT by GSWarrior
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To: stillnoprotestsagainstmuslims

Rush did a great job of breaking down this liberal ideology today. Essentially stating that liberals absolutely feel that we must get along and not fight back when we are attacked. We have to understand our enemy and come from their point of view.


20 posted on 05/28/2004 10:59:37 AM PDT by gathersnomoss
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To: RightWingAtheist

Wow - she make all the right sympathetic grunting sounds and those nasty ol' jihadists still threaten to kidnap her children. I wonder if she has operating synapses sufficient to make the connection?


21 posted on 05/28/2004 11:02:49 AM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: RightWingAtheist

Another dipstick, thinking she has brains, modeling herself after Stupid Streisand.


22 posted on 05/28/2004 11:05:10 AM PDT by lilylangtree (Veni, Vidi, Vici)
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To: RightWingAtheist
The New York Times concurred, "Madonna is far too slippery"

Don't wanna think about that!
23 posted on 05/28/2004 11:18:30 AM PDT by Rummyfan
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To: gathersnomoss

Yeah that`s what Clinton did, going over to kiss Arafats butt, treating the first WTC attackers as basically traffic violators (I heard Ramzi Yousef and that other mutt, the blind Sheik got the jails cells that basically resemble expensive condos so the other terrorists would "get mad". Ramzi I heard even watched 911 on his personal TV set and this after threatening to make them fall down after he was arrested)and look where it got us, terror attacks almost every year, our Navy attacked, our embassies attacked, and finally 911. I say finally, because Bush stopped that madness, and they have the gall to complain? Some prick blows up your house you don`t kiss his butt. Why? Because HE WILL DO IT AGAIN!! It`s the same with any creep, if a guy robs a bank and nobody does anything to him, what do you think he`s going to do next? ROB A BANK! Why can`t liberals comprehend that? It`s freggin` common sense but then again liberals have no common sense, they really don`t.


24 posted on 05/28/2004 11:33:37 AM PDT by stillnoprotestsagainstmuslims (I`m still waiting for the protests against terrorism.)
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To: RightWingAtheist
If Madonna freaked out when the Islamonazis demanded that she cancel her Israel concerts, IMAGINE what she'll do when they tell her to cancel all of her concerts and put on a burqa.
25 posted on 05/28/2004 11:38:33 AM PDT by Savage Beast (My parents, grandparents, and greatgrandparents were all Democrats. My children are Republicans.)
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To: Billthedrill
"This promised to be Madonna's tour de force, a reappraisal that put her work in new and revealing contexts.

Who says it isn't the best she can do?

26 posted on 05/28/2004 11:40:51 AM PDT by Howlin
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To: stillnoprotestsagainstmuslims

You know, I have been observing this site for years. Within the last year or so with the onset of this war and everything that has transpired since 9/11 something has become very clear. There has been a hard divide between liberal and conservative ideology since the 60's.

There are people that I am related to who are hell bent in an effort to make this country "understand" the rest of the world. America, to them, is a phrase that denotes bad and evil. Euro-think is the way of the future for them. I see no gray area's.

There was a time when a discussion would end where you agree to disagree. Today, when you look into their eyes you see a possessed being with one thing in mind, the distruction off everything that this country stands for.

Maybe it's me, but I see no end to this constant battle. I hope my kids see a reversal in this trend.


27 posted on 05/28/2004 11:54:35 AM PDT by gathersnomoss
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To: RightWingAtheist
""This promised to be Madonna's tour de force, a reappraisal that put her work in new and revealing contexts. But time and again she fell short of the challenge."

How do you reappraise and put into a new light feces?

28 posted on 05/28/2004 12:35:21 PM PDT by pabianice
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To: lilylangtree

At leeast Streisand has a good voice --- Madonna is about as mediocre of a talent as they come. Streisand --- as bad as she is politically got to keep her clothes on because she had talent --- can't say that for Madonna.


29 posted on 05/28/2004 12:41:08 PM PDT by FITZ
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To: RightWingAtheist
The Blonde Sedition Tour

Errr...what are those dudes doing up on the screen behind her?

30 posted on 05/28/2004 3:01:18 PM PDT by BurbankKarl
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To: GSWarrior
Madonna is an oldies act.

It's time for Madonna to move into an assisted living facility, preferably in Iran.

31 posted on 05/28/2004 3:09:12 PM PDT by pke
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To: Savage Beast
If Madonna freaked out when the Islamonazis demanded that she cancel her Israel concerts, IMAGINE what she'll do when they tell her to cancel all of her concerts and put on a burqa.

Well since she cancelled her Israel concerts, my guess is she wouldn't tour and will put on a burqa.

32 posted on 05/28/2004 3:14:28 PM PDT by Betis70
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To: stillnoprotestsagainstmuslims

Why do you call her a BITCH???
Why are you amazed at the career she has so successfully, made for herself? Jealously is a sin!!!!


33 posted on 06/02/2004 10:32:19 AM PDT by Izyb
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To: RightWingAtheist
Madonna's whole career was based on sexual titillation. Now that the sex appeal is gone, she's trying to appear socially concious and semi-intelligent.

The problem is, a glazed donut has more intelligence than Madonna. Your career's over, honey. Deal with it.
34 posted on 06/02/2004 10:39:55 AM PDT by reagan_fanatic (Liberalism is the end result of too many people peeing in the gene pool.)
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To: lilylangtree
Men think Madonna wants to be and tries to think like a man, this is the difference though, she does use the brain she has, not what's between her legs!!!! Gee I wonder why she is where she is in her life, and you are where you are?
Streisand why even pick on her???? These women are legends, always will be, just like there opposite sexes, Mick Jagger,Paul McCartney, Elton John, Michael Jackson etc....Negativity becomes minimal, when debating a legend!!!!
35 posted on 06/02/2004 10:54:50 AM PDT by Izyb
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To: reagan_fanatic

Her Career is over????????????????????????????????????? and She has lost her sex appeal????????????????

LOL LOL your funny real funny!!!


36 posted on 06/02/2004 10:57:22 AM PDT by Izyb
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To: Izyb
Men think Madonna wants to be and tries to think like a man, this is the difference though, she does use the brain she has, not what's between her legs!!!!

I take it you missed her book. And I don't mean the children's book.

Hats off to her for finally trying to use her brain after all these years, I guess-- but that brain has never been in good working order, as is evident from her politics. And her audience is not paying to see Madonna's brains OR videos of starving kids.

37 posted on 06/02/2004 11:08:46 AM PDT by hellinahandcart
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To: Izyb

Hey lib go back to your swamp - your identity has been revealed.


38 posted on 06/02/2004 11:11:08 AM PDT by sasafras (sasafras (The road to hell is paved with good intentions))
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To: Eaker; Judith Anne; netmilsmom; Devil_Anse; T Minus Four; ~Kim4VRWC's~; retrokitten; Krodg; ...

No insiders today, but look! A disgruntled Madonna fan has joined us.


39 posted on 06/02/2004 11:13:15 AM PDT by hellinahandcart
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To: RightWingAtheist
failed to impress critics

They are impressed enough to dump trainloads of ink and toner on the topic.

40 posted on 06/02/2004 11:13:42 AM PDT by RightWhale (Theorems link concepts; proofs establish links)
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To: hellinahandcart

And an idjit too!!!


41 posted on 06/02/2004 11:27:34 AM PDT by Eaker (That the bright star of Texas shall never be dim while her soil boasts a son to raise rifle or limb.)
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To: hellinahandcart

What?????????? You don't say?????????????????????????


42 posted on 06/02/2004 11:29:05 AM PDT by Xenalyte (Lord, I apologize . . . and be with the starving pygmies in New Guinea amen.)
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To: Izyb; hellinahandcart
Hint:
Overuse of punctuation simply makes you look like a moron.
43 posted on 06/02/2004 11:29:17 AM PDT by Constitution Day (Rush may be "show prep for the media", but FR is show prep for RUSH!)
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To: Izyb
LOL LOL your funny real funny!!!

My funny real funny what?
44 posted on 06/02/2004 11:29:41 AM PDT by Xenalyte (Lord, I apologize . . . and be with the starving pygmies in New Guinea amen.)
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To: hellinahandcart
A disgruntled Madonna fan has joined us.

That's a kinder adjective than I usually use for them.
45 posted on 06/02/2004 11:30:17 AM PDT by Xenalyte (Lord, I apologize . . . and be with the starving pygmies in New Guinea amen.)
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To: RightWingAtheist

I am sure I'm in the minority, but I never found her attractive in the least. Or talented for that matter.


46 posted on 06/02/2004 11:30:54 AM PDT by Protagoras (Control is the objective , freedom is the obstacle.)
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To: sasafras

If you're saying that Madonna has not had a successful career, than you're an idiot. Like her or not, she has been one of the most successful female performers of all time. You saying she hasn't says more about you than her.


47 posted on 06/02/2004 11:31:07 AM PDT by Hildy (...love like you've never been hurt and live like it's heaven on Earth. - Mark Twain)
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To: Izyb
Negativity becomes minimal, when debating a legend!!!!

That's what I always say.....

48 posted on 06/02/2004 11:33:43 AM PDT by Skooz (My Biography: Psalm 40:1-3)
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To: Izyb

Why would your first post on FR be to defend Madonna?

What a waste. Now you won't get either your decoder ring or the instructions to the secret handshake.


49 posted on 06/02/2004 11:34:59 AM PDT by Republican Red
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To: Eaker
Hmm... I see it's grammatically challenged as well.
50 posted on 06/02/2004 11:35:10 AM PDT by RikaStrom (Never play leapfrog with a narwhal!)
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