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Alice Cooper: Fellow Rockers are Treasonous Morons
Mens News Daily/Talon News ^ | August 26, 2004 | Steve Roeder

Posted on 08/26/2004 8:47:42 AM PDT by onyx

Alice Cooper: Fellow Rockers are Treasonous Morons

Rock and roll legend Alice Cooper called fellow rock stars campaigning for presidential candidate Sen. John Kerry (D-MA) "treasonous morons." Cooper, 56, told the Canadian Press that he was appalled that follow musicians Bruce Springsteen, John Mellencamp, R.E.M., Sheryl Crow, James Taylor, and Dave Matthews are performing a series of concerts in hopes of defeating President George W. Bush in the November 2 election.

Cooper, whose real name is Vincent Damon Furnier, is reportedly a strong Republican and fan of Bush who joins Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) at NBA games in Phoenix.

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

Cooper continued, "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."

"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," Cooper explained. "So when I see all these rock stars up there talking politics, it makes me sick.

Concluded Cooper, "Besides, 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."

Ronstadt was recently escorted off the property by the president of the Aladdin Hotels in Las Vegas after espousing her liberal political viewpoint by publicly supporting leftist, Bush-bashing film director Michael Moore. Her action prompted Aladdin President Bill Timmins, who attended the concert, to ban Ronstadt from the property. Aladdin staff checked her out of her room and escorted her to her tour bus.

Henley was booed on stage at the Pacific Amphitheatre in Orange County, CA, for expressing support for Ronstadt during one of his recent concerts. Later in the show, Henley, a former member of the Eagles, suggested his next song could be sung as a duet by President Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney. Written by Randy Newman, "Political Science" has the U.S. dropping nukes on nearly every other part of the world.

Meanwhile, the GOP announced Monday that the country duo Brooks & Dunn will headline the entertainment at the Republican National convention next week in New York. Other talent includes country singer Lee Ann Womack, Christian rock band Third Day, and gospel vocalist Donnie McClurkin.


TOPICS: Politics/Elections
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1 posted on 08/26/2004 8:47:43 AM PDT by onyx
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To: onyx

Yeeeeeaaaaarghgggg!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


2 posted on 08/26/2004 8:48:10 AM PDT by Frank_Discussion (May the wings of Liberty never lose a feather!)
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To: onyx

Donnie McClurkin -- cool!

I hope Kerry has his concession speech ready.


3 posted on 08/26/2004 8:49:33 AM PDT by old3030 (Genius may have its limitations, but stupidity is not thus handicapped -- Elbert Hubbard)
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To: onyx

4 posted on 08/26/2004 8:49:46 AM PDT by Ouachita
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To: onyx

Awesome! I have always kinda liked this guy, and I like his new commercial with his young daughter..


5 posted on 08/26/2004 8:58:38 AM PDT by Paradox (Occam was probably right.)
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To: Ouachita


But the rock stars for Kerry are "treasonous" morons. LOL


6 posted on 08/26/2004 8:59:06 AM PDT by onyx (JohnKerry -- the standard bearer for the unbearable)
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To: onyx

Brooks & Dunn to Play the 2004 Republican National Convention

Award Winning Lineup to Take the Stage at Madison Square Garden
August 23, 2004

NEW YORK - Republican National Committee Chairman Ed Gillespie and Bill Harris, CEO of the 2004 Republican National Convention, today announced a second group of entertainers who will perform in New York City during the 2004 Republican National Convention. Country music superstars Brooks & Dunn, Grammy Award-winning Country singer Lee Ann Womack, Latin Grammy Nominee Jaci Velasquez, Grammy Award-winning rock band Third Day, the inspirational Gracie Rosenberger, rock band Dexter Freebish, Country star Darryl Worley, and Grammy Award-winning Donnie McClurkin join a previously announced lineup of entertainers who will take the stage at Madison Square Garden.

"We appreciate the fact that these artists are lending their time and talents to the Republican National Convention," said Chairman Gillespie. "Brooks & Dunn, Lee Ann Womack, Third Day and each of the entertainers participating in New York bring enjoyment to millions of fans and we are honored to showcase those talents during our convention."

"The Republican Party is honored to 'play the Garden' this month, and it will be a thrill to see these entertainers take the stage," said Mr. Harris. "Our program of outstanding speakers and performers will showcase the momentum and excitement of the Republican Party as we head into the fall."

Today's additions join a previously announced lineup of entertainers to perform at the 2004 Republican National Convention. The initial group includes Michael W. Smith, Daniel Rodriquez, Daize Shayne, Ron Silver, the Gatlin Brothers, Elisabeth Hasselbeck, Sara Evans and Dana Glover.

The 2004 Republican National Convention will be held for the first time ever in New York City at Madison Square Garden from August 30 - September 2, 2004.


7 posted on 08/26/2004 9:00:52 AM PDT by LuckyHat ("Carve out the heart, he said over dinner, pull out the entrails and cut up the meat.")
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To: onyx

LOL.

The treason he speaks of is treason against rock and roll because it (rock and roll) should be apolitical. Anybody know the penalty for committing treason against rock and roll. No face paint for a year?

It would appear he is referring to himself as a treasonous moron as well, since he is spouting his political beliefs as well. Not that there's anything wrong with that.

I also think it's extremely funny that he's getting so much support around here when he is one of the guys who mainstreamed Satanism in rock music. I wonder how those over there in the Religion forum feel about him.


8 posted on 08/26/2004 9:03:42 AM PDT by dmz
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To: LuckyHat

Nice, decent line up for GOP convention.

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My favorite quote:

Concluded Cooper, "Besides, 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."


9 posted on 08/26/2004 9:04:24 AM PDT by onyx (JohnKerry -- the standard bearer for the unbearable)
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To: dmz

I wonder how those over there in the Religion forum feel about him.





No you don't and neither do I. :)


10 posted on 08/26/2004 9:06:49 AM PDT by onyx (JohnKerry -- the standard bearer for the unbearable)
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To: onyx

Yeah, I like the lineup, and am glad to see that Brittney Spears won't be gyrating on stage. Put her in a respectable dress and have her mingle with the newsies.


11 posted on 08/26/2004 9:08:49 AM PDT by ABG(anybody but Gore) ("I'm just a gigolo, and everywhere I go, people know I'm lyin' about 'Nam".....)
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To: onyx
I have always liked Alice cooper.My kids {all Girls} used to tell their friends my dad likes Alice cooper he looks like a witch that lives under a bridge.
12 posted on 08/26/2004 9:10:56 AM PDT by solo gringo (Give us more of Bush/Cheney in o4.)
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To: solo gringo

LOL! "Look like a witch that lives under a bridge"

would that be a troll? LOL!


13 posted on 08/26/2004 9:16:49 AM PDT by onyx (JohnKerry -- the standard bearer for the unbearable)
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To: dmz
I wonder how those over there in the Religion forum feel about him.

There was a thread not too long ago about Alice turning his life around - going to church etc. He doesn't do all of his old songs anymore on tour due to the lyrics. He has a radio show at night from 7-12. I get a kick out of listening to him and wish him well.

14 posted on 08/26/2004 9:20:46 AM PDT by Nick The Freeper
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To: solo gringo

I always liked Alice as well, now so even more!

Nice to see that there are a few of the Hollyweird crowd that have some common sense.

I think I'll go buy his greatest hits CD just to spite the filthy libs.


15 posted on 08/26/2004 9:22:36 AM PDT by 50 Cal (Next time you think nobody cares if you exist just don't pay the IRS!)
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To: Nick The Freeper

Talk about wanting to have your cake and eat it too.

He still dresses the way he used to, making money off of the old stuff, the old look, while exclaiming that he's a new man.

Take off the makeup, write some new songs, get out there and play 'em. Then I might buy his "conversion".

I grew up in his original era. I thought he was an idiot then, and I have yet to be convinced otherwise, and this latest diatribe is not helping him, IMHO.

I like it best when musicians ply the trade of music.


16 posted on 08/26/2004 9:26:41 AM PDT by dmz
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To: Nick The Freeper

Gotta remember, ole Alice is the son of a preacher so Christian beliefs are not unfamiliar. I see his music, etc. as his onstage persona. Though I'm a Christian and enjoy his music also, my parents (very devout) think he's demonic.
To me music doesn't necessarily represent life's views. BTW, I listen to The Carpenters, Tommy Dorsey, Charlie Daniels (there's a heck of a guy!)etc. too.


17 posted on 08/26/2004 9:37:38 AM PDT by Mustng959 (In loving memory of those that gave their all to preserve our Freedoms!)
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To: Nick The Freeper

Alice had his sensitive side. He wrote Only Women Bleed.


18 posted on 08/26/2004 9:41:47 AM PDT by GSWarrior
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To: GSWarrior
Yeah, sensitive....

One thing...No Lie
Ethyl is as frigid as an eskimo pie
She's Cool...In Bed...
Hell, she oughtta be, cuz Ethyl's Dead...

19 posted on 08/26/2004 9:45:48 AM PDT by hobbes1 (Hobbes1TheOmniscient® "I know everything so you don't have to" ;)
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To: onyx

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

Couldn't have said it better, myself.


20 posted on 08/26/2004 9:47:34 AM PDT by Old Grumpy
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To: hobbes1

Actually, he has written much worse. Check out the lyrics to I Love The Dead....or just take my word for it.


21 posted on 08/26/2004 9:50:56 AM PDT by GSWarrior
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To: GSWarrior

I love the Coop.


22 posted on 08/26/2004 9:51:54 AM PDT by hobbes1 (Hobbes1TheOmniscient® "I know everything so you don't have to" ;)
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To: onyx

He's always been ahead of the typical rocker curve. Lived in Phoenix instead of LA, plays golf, votes GOP. Too bad he's no longer current - only us old farts know who he is!


23 posted on 08/26/2004 9:53:19 AM PDT by GOP_1900AD (Stomping on "PC," destroying the Left, and smoking out faux "conservatives" - Right makes right!)
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To: hobbes1

He produced some of the best hard rock to reach AM radio in the early 70s, that's for sure.


24 posted on 08/26/2004 9:53:47 AM PDT by GSWarrior
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To: dmz

Obviously you know nothing about Alice Cooper. Never had any satanistic overtones. Refreshing that he is still relevant in 2004, relentlessly skewering the entertainment world's vacuous phonies.


Alice Cooper for President
"A troubled man for troubled times"


25 posted on 08/26/2004 9:56:27 AM PDT by DickBrannigan
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