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Alice Cooper: Anti-Bush acts treasonous morons
Worldnet Daily ^

Posted on 08/24/2004 1:26:47 PM PDT by PaulaB

Shock-rock legend Alice Cooper calls rock stars campaigning for Democrat John Kerry treasonous morons.

The 56-year-old Cooper says he was disgusted to learn the likes of Bruce Springsteen, John Mellencamp, R.E.M., Sheryl Crow, James Taylor and Dave Matthews were hitting the road for a series of concerts designed to help defeat President Bush.

"To me, that's treason," Cooper told the Canadian Press. "I call it treason against rock 'n' roll because rock is the antithesis of politics. Rock should never be in bed with politics."

When I was a kid and my parents started talking about politics, I'd run to my room and put on the Rolling Stones as loud as I could. So when I see all these rock stars up there talking politics, it makes me sick.

"If you're listening to a rock star in order to get your information on who to vote for, you're a bigger moron than they are. Why are we rock stars? Because we're morons. We sleep all day, we play music at night and very rarely do we sit around reading the Washington Journal."

"Besides," he continued, "when I read the list of people who are supporting Kerry, if I wasn't already a Bush supporter, I would have immediately switched. Linda Ronstadt? Don Henley? Geez, that's a good reason right there to vote for Bush."

As WorldNetDaily previously reported, Linda Ronstadt was escorted off the property of a Las Vegas casino after publicly supporting Bush-bashing film director Michael Moore, and singer Don Henley was subsequently booed on stage in Orange County, Calif., for expressing support for Linda Ronstadt during one of his own concerts.

Cooper, whose real name is Vincent Damon Furnier, is reportedly a strong Republican who joins Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., at NBA games in Phoenix.

He continues his own summer rock tour, with upcoming dates in the Northeast, Canada, California and Las Vegas.


TOPICS: Culture/Society
KEYWORDS: alicecooper; athinkingstar; lefties; refreshment
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To: P.O.E.

Memory joggle... I liked Desperado.


41 posted on 08/24/2004 1:47:52 PM PDT by Libertina (Abandoning Vietnam: 3.5 million died, (2.5 in Cambodia killing fields), 1.4 mil refugees)
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To: PaulaB
I love the latest commercial for "Staples".

The one with the little girl in Goth costume tossing pens and other things into a shopping cart, who says, "I thought you said, 'school's out forever'".

Then Alice Cooper, the girl's father, says, with a big grin on his face, "No. Its 'school's out for summer'. Nice try, though".

42 posted on 08/24/2004 1:48:49 PM PDT by chs68
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To: Libertina

Wow, I have a sudden new-found respect for Mr. Cooper.

School's out for summer!


43 posted on 08/24/2004 1:49:42 PM PDT by VA_Gentleman
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To: PaulaB

The times I have heard him talk he seems very intelligent--someone who might at least have half a brain.


44 posted on 08/24/2004 1:50:40 PM PDT by jcb8199
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To: VA_Gentleman

45 posted on 08/24/2004 1:52:00 PM PDT by The South Texan (The Democrat Party and the leftist (ABCCBSNBCCNN NYLATIMES)media are a criminal enterprise!)
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To: jcb8199

He is. I am going to Cooperstown in Cleveland this weekend. Alice is a good egg, one of a kind.


46 posted on 08/24/2004 1:52:30 PM PDT by RockinRight (Liberalism IS the status quo)
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To: PaulaB
"If you're listening to a rock star in order to get your information on who to vote for, you're a bigger moron than they are. Why are we rock stars? Because we're morons. We sleep all day, we play music at night and very rarely do we sit around reading the Washington Journal."

"Besides," he continued, "when I read the list of people who are supporting Kerry, if I wasn't already a Bush supporter, I would have immediately switched. Linda Ronstadt? Don Henley? Geez, that's a good reason right there to vote for Bush."

- - Alice Cooper

47 posted on 08/24/2004 1:53:23 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: newgeezer

you'll love this.


48 posted on 08/24/2004 1:54:12 PM PDT by biblewonk (neither said any of them that aught of the things which he possessed was his own)
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To: x-navy seal

You got it. It was a reference to all rockers - that's all they wanna do!


49 posted on 08/24/2004 1:54:58 PM PDT by stainlessbanner
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To: Sola Veritas
That is the most intelligent thing I have ever heard someone from the entertainment industry say! School's Out for Summner!

Here's another classic:

From Samuel L. Jackson's June 1999 Playboy magazine interview:

   PLAYBOY:  Are you politically active?

   JACKSON:  I go to premieres, and folks start asking me,
   "How do you feel about the president?"  I think, What
   the f**k do people care what I think about the president?
   I'm an actor.  All those actors out there stumping for
   this candidate or that candidate, it's bulls**t.  They
   don't do anything past that.  They raise some money
   and they're out of there.  Or they just voice their
   opinion:  "That Dalai Lama is my boy."

   PLAYBOY:  So your soapbox message is for celebrities to
   get off their soapboxes?

   JACKSON:  Just pay your taxes.  Stop standing up and
   saying, "We need to lend our money to so-and-so."
   You make $20 million a picture.  Shut the f**k up and
   give them a million dollars.  Don't ask Joe Everyday
   for $5.  He might need that $5.  You've got money to
   burn.  I don't like giving my political opinions.
     [...]
   The more of a grasp I can have of myself as an
   everyday guy who just happens to have an unusual job,
   the better off my life is going to be.  I don't think
   I'm extraordinary.

And then later:

   "...but when people give me this bulls**t thing
   about being a role model [through his choice of
   acting roles] and my effect on society, I say bulls**t
   to you.  If people want to know if I'm a role model,
   they should know that I've been married to the same
   woman for 19 years, I drove my daughter's car pool
   until she started driving, I help her with her
   homework.  I make up beds, I take out the garbage.
   I graduated from college, I can read and write.  I can
   speak correctly.  I treat everyone with respect.
   I pay my taxes.  I've never been to jail.  I think
   that's the stuff of a role model.


50 posted on 08/24/2004 1:55:04 PM PDT by Ichneumon ("...she might as well have been a space alien." - Bill Clinton, on Hillary, "My Life", p. 182)
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To: PaulaB

Well well well...

Welcome to our nightmare, Alice.

Those of us of the boomer generation know one thing. If we WERE to listen to a rocker about anything political (let alone who to vote for), it would certainly be Alice over Linda Ronstadt...sheesh.


51 posted on 08/24/2004 1:55:24 PM PDT by Hi Heels
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To: VA_Gentleman

He was pretty shocking then, but I remember seeing a photo of him (and his newly made money) on a golf course. LOLOL Mr. Suburbia. ;)


52 posted on 08/24/2004 1:55:24 PM PDT by Libertina (Abandoning Vietnam: 3.5 million died, (2.5 in Cambodia killing fields), 1.4 mil refugees)
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To: jcb8199
The times I have heard him talk he seems very intelligent--someone who might at least have half a brain.

Frank Zappa was another rocker who seemed like a real weirdo on stage, but was amazingly intelligent, insightful, and eloquent when the situation called for it.

53 posted on 08/24/2004 1:57:03 PM PDT by Ichneumon ("...she might as well have been a space alien." - Bill Clinton, on Hillary, "My Life", p. 182)
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To: RockinRight

I got to see Alice in his prime, circa 1971. He was the middle act at the Spectrum in Philly between Humble Pie and Black Sabbath. I remember he had this giant lighted electric chair on the stage. Those were the days!


54 posted on 08/24/2004 1:57:31 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: PaulaB

Alice Cooper was so great in the original "Wayne's World" movie.


55 posted on 08/24/2004 1:58:02 PM PDT by IN Farm Girl (Hoosier by birth, Boilermaker by the grace of God)
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To: PaulaB
To be clear...

Bruce Springsteen is not supporting John Kerry.
He is only concerned with defeating GWB. I saw him interviewed on Larry King and he would not state that he supported John Kerry. Only that he wanted "anybody but Bush".

Now, that's a moron.

56 posted on 08/24/2004 1:58:18 PM PDT by Bloody Sam Roberts (If you decide to kick the tiger in the ass...you'd better be prepared to deal with the teeth.)
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To: Ichneumon

Amen. Brilliant man....RIP.


57 posted on 08/24/2004 1:59:28 PM PDT by Hi Heels
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To: PaulaB

ALICE COOPER is a Christian Conservative Rock icon bump!!!


58 posted on 08/24/2004 1:59:31 PM PDT by Dr. Eckleburg (Hey, RNC! Get Bob Dylan to sing "Saving Grace" at the Convention!)
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To: Ichneumon

Thanks for that post!!!


59 posted on 08/24/2004 1:59:55 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: Freebird Forever

Par for MY course.

A dollar short and a WEEK behind!

(Notice I said "week" , not "weak" behind!)


60 posted on 08/24/2004 2:00:47 PM PDT by Mr. Jazzy (Kerry broke the faith, pure and simple.)
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