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Alice Cooper: Anti-Bush acts treasonous morons
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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.


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KEYWORDS: alicecooper; athinkingstar; lefties; refreshment
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1 posted on 08/24/2004 1:26:49 PM PDT by PaulaB
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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."

What a great statement...thanks Alice LOLOLOL


2 posted on 08/24/2004 1:28:02 PM PDT by PaulaB (What if the Hokey Pokey really is what it's all about????)
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To: PaulaB
"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."

I love Alice! Great words from a true legend of rock and roll. Little disturbed that he's McCain's buddy, but then again, he is from Arizona.

3 posted on 08/24/2004 1:28:56 PM PDT by RockinRight (Liberalism IS the status quo)
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To: PaulaB

Great post, good for Alice!


4 posted on 08/24/2004 1:29:43 PM PDT by 2 Kool 2 Be 4-Gotten
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To: PaulaB

I not at all amazed that Alice Cooper came out with this.. in the valley here he is know as a republican, and actually a very good all around citizen. He gets very involved especially when it comes to his kids and their schooling. all I can say is ROCK ON ALICE! :)


5 posted on 08/24/2004 1:30:05 PM PDT by Americanwolf (Gnawing at the shinbone of the democratic party since 1991. (And no it does not taste like chicken))
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To: PaulaB

Great post!


6 posted on 08/24/2004 1:30:46 PM PDT by saveliberty (Liberal= in need of therapy, but would rather ruin lives of those less fortunate to feel good)
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To: PaulaB

Cooper should tell the crowd to yell 'Alice, shut the Hell up' everytime he mentions a candidate's name.


7 posted on 08/24/2004 1:30:47 PM PDT by AppyPappy (If You're Not A Part Of The Solution, There's Good Money To Be Made In Prolonging The Problem.)
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To: zip

ping


8 posted on 08/24/2004 1:30:52 PM PDT by Mrs Zip
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To: RockinRight

He also found religion and got his head on straight!


9 posted on 08/24/2004 1:31:46 PM PDT by mdmathis6 (The Democrats must be defeated in 2004)
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To: PaulaB

Well, I am now an official Alice Cooper fan! He Rocks!!!!


10 posted on 08/24/2004 1:31:53 PM PDT by Pondman88
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To: PaulaB

What do you wanna do when you grow up? I wanna R-o-c-k.....


11 posted on 08/24/2004 1:32:31 PM PDT by stainlessbanner
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To: PaulaB; Americanwolfsbrother

The dark son of the valley speaks out! :) Ping!


12 posted on 08/24/2004 1:32:36 PM PDT by Americanwolf (Gnawing at the shinbone of the democratic party since 1991. (And no it does not taste like chicken))
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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.

BWAHAHAHAHA!!! This would make a great tagline....

13 posted on 08/24/2004 1:32:47 PM PDT by workerbee
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To: PaulaB

Billion Dollar Babies, 1973 -- Alice Cooper
 
	Billion dollar baby
	Rubber little lady, slicker than a weasel,
	Grimy as an alley
	Loves me like no other lover.

	Billion dollar baby
	Rotten little monster, baby, I adore you.
	Man or woman living couldn't love me like you, baby.

	We go dancing nightly in the attic
	While the moon is rising in the sky.
	If I'm too rough, tell me,
	I'm so scared your little head will come off in my hands. (excerpt)

14 posted on 08/24/2004 1:33:22 PM PDT by spodefly (I have posted nothing but BTTT over 1000 times!!!)
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To: PaulaB

Great Post. I understand that he is also a Christian.


15 posted on 08/24/2004 1:33:46 PM PDT by tang-soo (Prophecy of the Seventy Weeks - Read Daniel Chapter 9)
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To: Searching4Justice
"I call it treason against rock 'n' roll because rock is the antithesis of politics. Rock should never be in bed with politics."

And he's a pretty good golfer as well!!! ;)

16 posted on 08/24/2004 1:34:12 PM PDT by BossLady (Those who don't serve jury duty are the same ones who don't serve active duty....)
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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."

That is the most intelligent thing I have ever heard someone from the entertainment industry say! School's Out for Summner!


17 posted on 08/24/2004 1:35:27 PM PDT by Sola Veritas (Trying to speak truth - not always with the best grammar or spelling)
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To: Americanwolf
I remember when I lived in Glendale I would see him at the Seven Eleven on 51st and T-bird about once a week. He would always take some time and talk to the kids hanging out there. A real human being, even though he is well known.
18 posted on 08/24/2004 1:36:08 PM PDT by USMCBOMBGUY (Mad as hell)
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To: PaulaB

"Linda Ronstadt? Don Henley? Geez, that's a good reason right there to vote for Bush."

LOL


19 posted on 08/24/2004 1:36:15 PM PDT by nuconvert (Everyone has a photographic memory. Some don't have film.)
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To: mdmathis6

"He also found religion and got his head on straight!"

I haven't heard that before. Isn't he the son of a Methodist minister?



20 posted on 08/24/2004 1:36:49 PM PDT by Sola Veritas (Trying to speak truth - not always with the best grammar or spelling)
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To: PaulaB

My musician son got a huge kick out of that!! (and he just woke up!)


21 posted on 08/24/2004 1:37:35 PM PDT by bonfire
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To: spodefly
I wanna kiss you but your lips are ve-no-mous pooiiissoooonn...

22 posted on 08/24/2004 1:37:52 PM PDT by TheBigB (Sure wish -I- had one'a them anti-shrew barrels...)
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To: 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.

Million Dollar Babies.


I can't believe that it wasn't posted earlier.


23 posted on 08/24/2004 1:38:04 PM PDT by Mr. Jazzy (Kerry broke the faith, pure and simple.)
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To: stainlessbanner
What do you wanna do when you grow up? I wanna R-o-c-k.....

Sorry dude - that was Twisted Sister

24 posted on 08/24/2004 1:39:01 PM PDT by x-navy seal (Freedom isn't free!. neither is divorce!)
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To: Pondman88

There's a few Conservative rockers out there--and they tend to be the harder-rocking guys, such as:

Ted Nugent
Alice Cooper
Sammy Hagar (and presumably the rest of Van Halen)
James Hetfield of Metallica (Lars Ulrich is a liberal wuss though from what I hear)
C.C. DeVille, the on-again-off-again guitarist of Poison (that one really surprised me!)


25 posted on 08/24/2004 1:39:08 PM PDT by RockinRight (Liberalism IS the status quo)
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To: PaulaB

bttt


26 posted on 08/24/2004 1:39:45 PM PDT by Christian4Bush (I approve this message: character and integrity matter. Bush/Cheney '04)
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To: x-navy seal

Dee Snider seems to have libertarian tendencies but I dunno for sure.


28 posted on 08/24/2004 1:40:26 PM PDT by RockinRight (Liberalism IS the status quo)
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To: PaulaB

No more Mr. Nice Guy...
29 posted on 08/24/2004 1:40:50 PM PDT by Recovering_Democrat (I'm so glad to no longer be associated with the Party of Dependence on Government!)
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To: visualops

ping


30 posted on 08/24/2004 1:41:11 PM PDT by TheStickman (If a moron becomes senile how can you tell?)
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To: PaulaB

Rock and Roll. Politics at concerts. As Flip Wilson use to say...The Devil made me do it.


31 posted on 08/24/2004 1:42:46 PM PDT by eternity (From here to...)
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To: TheBigB

Man, that was a good song!

Poison - Alice Cooper - reached #7 in 1989...was my favorite song back in 7th grade.


32 posted on 08/24/2004 1:43:00 PM PDT by RockinRight (Liberalism IS the status quo)
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To: Darth Reagan

ping


33 posted on 08/24/2004 1:43:04 PM PDT by marblehead17 (I love it when a plan comes together.)
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To: PaulaB

Alice Cooper's "Desperado" predates and kicks the bleep out of the Eagles song by that same name.


34 posted on 08/24/2004 1:43:29 PM PDT by P.O.E.
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To: PaulaB

Freedom of speech is a beautiful thing.

It gives everyone, regardless of motivation, the right to express their opinions.



35 posted on 08/24/2004 1:45:24 PM PDT by WhiteGuy (Congress shall make no law... abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press...)
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To: Mr. Jazzy
I can't believe that it wasn't posted earlier.

It was, last week. But it's cool to see it again.

36 posted on 08/24/2004 1:45:50 PM PDT by Freebird Forever (Diversity is divisive)
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To: PaulaB

Pretty damn funny. Too bad I don't like his music.


37 posted on 08/24/2004 1:46:13 PM PDT by justshutupandtakeit (My Father was 10x the hero John Fraud Kerry is.)
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To: PaulaB
"Linda Ronstadt? Don Henley? Geez, that's a good reason right there to vote for Bush." ROTFLOL
38 posted on 08/24/2004 1:46:15 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: Americanwolf
Alice Cooper recently gave a concert here. He arrived several days early for benefit activities for youngsters in local communities.
It was a great concert ending with a masked George Bush lookalike ripping half the shirt off a masked Kerry lookalike ala Janet Jackson.
"Alice" is still very active and I thought getting old till I find out we're the same age. :-)
mc
39 posted on 08/24/2004 1:46:17 PM PDT by mcshot ("When you don't think too good, don't think too much" Ted Williams)
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To: RockinRight
James Hetfield of Metallica (Lars Ulrich is a liberal wuss though from what I hear)

No one likes Lars anyway.

40 posted on 08/24/2004 1:47:14 PM PDT by William Martel
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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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