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Elton changes tune over Bush
This Is London ^ | Dec 6, 2004 | Alexa Baracaia

Posted on 12/06/2004 6:56:51 AM PST by Tumbleweed_Connection

Sir Elton John is famed for his outbursts and diva-ish tantrums. So when he was invited to a presidential reception, hosted by George W Bush, the organisers must have been praying the Rocket Man would not explode.

Two weeks ago Sir Elton hit out at the US president, saying he was "the worst thing that has ever happened to America".

"I just wanna scream," he said. "It's a nightmare. These idiots think they can get away with anything ... it enrages me that people can just smirk their way through it."

But the 57-year-old entertainer managed to keep his cool when he met Mr Bush in person. Perhaps it had something to do with the fact that the party had been organised in his honour.

Sir Elton was one of six entertainment legends to be honoured for their lifetime's contribution to American culture at the 27th Annual Kennedy Center Awards.

Actor Warren Beatty, Australian soprano Dame Joan Sutherland, Star Wars and Jaws composer and conductor John Williams, and husband-andwife actors, writers and producers Ossie Davis and Ruby Dee were also honoured.

The award "is about the icing on the cake", said Sir Elton, who has sold more than 60 million albums in his 30-year career. "It's incredible for someone who's British to be given such an accolade from America."


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: antibush; bush; bushaverse; carrier; disorderedcondition; divas; headandbutimplants; homosexualagenda; host; stdfactory; willandgrace

1 posted on 12/06/2004 6:56:51 AM PST by Tumbleweed_Connection
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To: Tumbleweed_Connection

I figured from the headline that he decided to go "straight."


2 posted on 12/06/2004 6:58:05 AM PST by dfwgator (It's sad that the news media treats Michael Jackson better than our military.)
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To: Tumbleweed_Connection

Madman Across the Water......Redeux.....


3 posted on 12/06/2004 6:59:59 AM PST by Red Badger (If the Red States are JESUSLAND, then the Blue States are SATANLAND......)
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To: Tumbleweed_Connection
If Elton had popped off, I would have welcomed it and I don't think W would cared either....just a reminder of the uncivility of the left. Let's give them even more opportunities...there's an election just 23 months away.

Any connection in your screen name TC, to Elton John?

4 posted on 12/06/2004 7:02:12 AM PST by chiller (1 down (Jf'nK) and 1 to go (old media))
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To: Tumbleweed_Connection

I heard Robert Downey Jr was the only one to make a bad political statement.


5 posted on 12/06/2004 7:02:18 AM PST by KJacob (I will not worry about 2008 until late 2007.)
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To: Tumbleweed_Connection
Sir Elton was one of six entertainment legends to be honoured for their lifetime's contribution to American culture at the 27th Annual Kennedy Center Awards.

?!?!?!


6 posted on 12/06/2004 7:06:23 AM PST by Yossarian (Remember: NOT ALL HEART ATTACKS HAVE TRADITIONAL SYMPTOMS)
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To: Tumbleweed_Connection

I heard his quotes this morning. He was extremely complimentary of Bush and remarked he was very impressed by him. (I think he may have a schoolgirl crush)


7 posted on 12/06/2004 7:06:33 AM PST by The G Man (The Red States ... the world's only hope for survival.)
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To: Tumbleweed_Connection

WHY WOULD BUSH GIVE THIS TWIT THE TIME OF DAY?


8 posted on 12/06/2004 7:07:38 AM PST by ServesURight (Tim Michels for U.S. Senate Wisconsin)
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To: ServesURight

I think it's written somewhere that we should "Love Thine Enemies"


10 posted on 12/06/2004 7:11:57 AM PST by basil (Exercise your Second Amendment--buy another gun today!)
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To: Tumbleweed_Connection

Oh, Elton is just having another bad day with menopause. His hemmorhoids are probably giving him a bad time....


11 posted on 12/06/2004 7:12:42 AM PST by EagleUSA
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To: Tumbleweed_Connection
"...for their lifetime's contribution to American culture..."

I'm wondering what IS their contribution to American culture?

JWinNC

12 posted on 12/06/2004 7:12:52 AM PST by JWinNC (www.webgent.com)
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To: Tumbleweed_Connection

Dubya always is the adult, always is the gracious one. The others make fools and jackasses out of themselves, and he outclasses them every time.


13 posted on 12/06/2004 7:14:24 AM PST by doug from upland (Vietnam Vets: FINALLY -- welcome home, heroes)
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To: Tumbleweed_Connection
The two-faced, lying, smarmy fa**ot doesn't even have the courage of his convictions.

GWB showed him up as the fool he is. Show him a shiny bauble with his name on it and he falls right in line.

There's a good by Reg. Sit up. Beg for your kibble now.

14 posted on 12/06/2004 7:15:36 AM PST by Bloody Sam Roberts (All I ask from livin' is to have no chains on me. All I ask from dyin' is to go naturally.)
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To: chiller
If Elton had popped off, I would have welcomed it and I don't think W would cared either.... He just would have popped him in the face right back.
15 posted on 12/06/2004 7:15:51 AM PST by Centurion2000 (Truth, Justice and the Texan Way)
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To: JWinNC
Besides AIDS and abortion?
16 posted on 12/06/2004 7:17:13 AM PST by Cultural Jihad
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To: Yossarian

Ugh! There went my day....


17 posted on 12/06/2004 7:19:53 AM PST by RandallFlagg (FReepers, Do NOT let the voter fraud stories die!!!! (Magnetic bumper stickers-click my name))
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To: ServesURight

Unlike the Democrats, he is prepared to cut those who disagree with him some slack, and try to turn them around.

This makes him more effective as a president, although some may perceive this as wavering and timidity.


18 posted on 12/06/2004 7:24:40 AM PST by proxy_user
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To: Centurion2000

Too much class to hit a queen.


19 posted on 12/06/2004 7:30:05 AM PST by GraniteStateConservative (...He had committed no crime against America so I did not bring him here...-- Worst.President.Ever.)
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To: doug from upland

Exactly. I wish I had even half of the class, patience and maturity of President Bush.


20 posted on 12/06/2004 7:48:25 AM PST by clintonh8r (It turns out that the moral majority......is BOTH!)
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To: Tumbleweed_Connection

Look, he was as gracious as he's capable of being and that, honestly, was surprising to me. He did the right thing. Who really cares what Elton John thinks. I'm surprised that nobody is mentioning the fact that Ossie Davis and Ruby Dee were honored. There are no more vocal, active Communists than those two.


21 posted on 12/06/2004 7:50:58 AM PST by Hildy (The really great men are always simple and true)
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To: dfwgator
All I can say to that is: Unggggh!
22 posted on 12/06/2004 7:53:35 AM PST by TChris (You keep using that word. I don't think it means what yHello, I'm a TAGLINE vir)
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To: clintonh8r
Exactly. I wish I had even half of the class, patience and maturity of President Bush.

You can. Here's his secret:

Read Paul's instructions to Timothy in 1 and 2 Timothy. It's all about the fruits of the Spirit found in Galatians 5:16 and following.

This situation is an example of how the President is living out his Christian life as a servant of the Lord. Stark contrast in comparison to Sir Elton John's fits of anger.

23 posted on 12/06/2004 8:01:58 AM PST by Bosco (Remember how you felt on September 11?)
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To: All
For those of you who don't know about Ossie Davis and Ruby Dee, check this outL

In 1941, Davis began his career in the entertainment field. He has been an actor, director, scriptwriter, and producer. He has appeared on the stage, in films, and on television.

Davis has been affiliated with the Emergency Civil Liberties Committee ("Communist front" - "subversive"); the Citizens Committee for Constitutional Liberties ("Communist front"); New World Review ("Communist publication"); Morning Freiheit ("Communist publication"); Camp Midvale (Communist Party enterprise); the National Committee to Abolish the House Un-American Activities Committee ("to lead and direct the Communist Party's 'Operation Abolition' campaign"); Freedomways magazine (leftwing); the American Peace Crusade ("Communist front"); the National Council of the Arts, Sciences, and Professions ("a Communist front used to appeal to special occupational groups"); the Association of Artists for Freedom (leftwing); the Liberation Committee for Africa (leftwing); the Monroe Defense Committee (on behalf of leftist-racist Robert F. Williams); the Alexander Defense Committee (on behalf of leftist-racist agitators in South Africa); and the Charter Group for a Pledge of Conscience (on behalf of six who conspired to murder a woman shopkeeper in Harlem).

Davis was eulogist at funeral services for Malcolm X, a leading racial agitator. He was chairman of a memorial tribute to W.E.B. DuBois, a Communist. He agitated on behalf of the atom spies, Julius and Ethel Rosenberg and Morton Sobell. He attended a rally in honor of the Communist revolutionary Che Guevara. In the political arena, Davis endorsed the New York City mayoralty candidacy of William Fitts Ryan, an ultra-leftist. He participated in the Voters' Pledge Campaign for "peace" candidates in 1966. He was a member of the National Conference for New Politics, a third-party movement largely controlled by the Communists. He was the keynote speaker at the founding convention of the Freedom and Peace Party, which ran Communist candidates for the presidency and lesser offices in 1968.

As a leftwing peacenik, Davis was affiliated with the 1965 March on Washington for Peace in Vietnam, the 1965 Ad Hoc Committee of Veterans for Peace in Vietnam, the 1966 Sing-In for Peace Concert at Carnegie Hall, and the 1966 Read-In for Peace in Vietnam at New York's Town Hall.

In the area of racial agitation, Davis has been affiliated with the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC), the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), and the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC).

These are the people our Country honors. Elton John, Warren Beatty and these two. Unbelievable. And President had to sit through this. Who decides who gets these awards, I wonder?

24 posted on 12/06/2004 8:02:40 AM PST by Hildy (The really great men are always simple and true)
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To: dfwgator

BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA! Best line I've seen in a long time.


25 posted on 12/06/2004 8:05:09 AM PST by rintense
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To: EagleUSA

I thought he had them reamed out at regular intervals.


26 posted on 12/06/2004 8:19:23 AM PST by expatpat
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To: Hildy
These are the people our Country honors. Elton John, Warren Beatty and these two. Unbelievable. And President had to sit through this. Who decides who gets these awards, I wonder

It is the Kennedy center, afterall, so the Kennedy family can pick whoever they want to be on the board who then pick who they want to honor or give an accolade to.

President Bush has to attend these things to be deferential to the office of the Presidency.

27 posted on 12/06/2004 8:19:24 AM PST by Dane (Trial lawyers are the tapeworms to wealth creating society)
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To: All

What would be great would be for the cameras to catch Bush sitting with his arms crossed over his chest, his head down, and sleeping during the ceremony. He could make a statement without saying a single word.


28 posted on 12/06/2004 8:30:46 AM PST by processing please hold (Islam and Christianity do not mix ----9-11 taught us that)
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To: Tumbleweed_Connection
THE OFFICIAL FREEPERS'
GEORGE BUSH / ELTON JOHN LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT SCORECARD
Bitter washed-up flaming ex rock-star earns most recent media attention for hissy fit attacks on foreign paparazzi or Currently saving the world from TROP®, one flaming radical Muslim at a time. Virgin shortages reported in some areas.
Presumed Viagra user.
Rendered impotent the last vestiges of the Kennedy Criminal-Political Organization simply by winning reelection in 2004

Bonus: Not tonight, thank you.

or Bonus: Sent John Kerry down in flames
Wrote sappy anthem to careless sleeping pill user and Kennedy-Kleenex-of-the-moment, Norma Jean Baker aka. Marilyn Monroe or

Brought heinous, brutal dictator Saddam Hussein to justice

Bonus: Upon death of fallen paparazzi / Eurotrash icon Diana Spencer, rewrote lyrics to said consummate sap-rock standard; perfromed same at funeral. Media refrained from critical examination od meaningless lyrics or

Bonus: Uday and Kusay still Ed-day.

Has trouble finding a man-date most nights. Repeated collapses under the weight of own greatness; has succumbed to drugs, alcohol again and again. Largely viewed as a cultural joke; fashion sense is considered national threat to security in some countries or Stepped up to greatest challenge faced by a President in the last 50 years, inspired a generation; secured a mandate in 2001 to save America. Secured a mandate again, overwhelmingly in 2004, to continue the fight on terror.

29 posted on 12/06/2004 8:41:25 AM PST by IncPen (Beware the fury of a patient man.)
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To: All

Bad nominees this yr. Warren Beatty?? He is a supposed contribution to culture? Elton John? The Kennedy Center nominees have been really pathetic. I bet the President was happy when that night was over. Those people are caught up in themselves. I hear that idiot P. Diddy honored Ossie Davis and Ruby Dee.


30 posted on 12/06/2004 9:46:27 AM PST by bushfamfan
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To: Hildy
The current John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts Board of Trustees is listed here:

http://www.kennedy-center.org/about/kctrustees.html

The fact that they honor members of the Performing Arts, there are bound to be many Communists among those honored. My stomach would turn only if The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts were called The Ronald W. Reagan Center for Freedom.

33 posted on 12/06/2004 9:59:13 AM PST by entheos
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To: FrankWild
Do you think Prince Philip had a hard time keeping from throwing up

I never thought that that song was a tribute to Marilyn in any way, although Elton and others sure do...

34 posted on 12/06/2004 10:26:42 AM PST by IncPen (Beware the fury of a patient man.)
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To: bushfamfan

The one honoree who deserved the award was John Williams. Now there is a man whose music has enriched our culture.


35 posted on 12/06/2004 1:18:58 PM PST by ClearBlueSky (Whenever someone says it's not about Islam-it's about Islam. Jesus loves you, Allah wants you dead!)
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To: FrankWild

Funny. I wonder how many people got that one?


36 posted on 12/06/2004 1:21:41 PM PST by ozidar
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To: Hildy

You don't think Warren Beatty's contributions to American cinema is impressive? Bonnie and Clyde, Mccabe and Mrs. Miller...writer, director...the guy is very talented.


37 posted on 12/07/2004 12:32:59 PM PST by Borges
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To: Tumbleweed_Connection

I don't agree with his politics or his lifestyle but I love his music.


38 posted on 12/07/2004 12:34:54 PM PST by PleaseNoMore
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To: clintonh8r

I wish I had even half of the class, patience and maturity of President Bush.






I don't.
You wouldn't be so much fun here.


39 posted on 12/07/2004 12:35:26 PM PST by onyx
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To: chiller
If Elton had popped off...the Secret Service would have been most displeased.

So let's see, now, what's the score:

Most of our Armed Forces love Dubya.
After he rescued one of their own, most of the Secret Service loves Dubya.
Most of the NASCAR nation loves Dubya.
Most Americans to the political right of center love Dubya — and over 61,000,000 voted for him in November.
Barney loves Dubya.

Versus — what? — a few thousand hedonistic, snooty entertainment industry dolts like "Sir" (shouldn't it be Missy) Elton who hate him.

Too bad the entertainment industry needs dozens of award shows to keep feeding its collective ego. In the meantime, the President of the United States, one George W. Bush, received the best award possible on Nov. 2.

40 posted on 12/07/2004 12:46:58 PM PST by Wolfstar (Counting down the days to when the new White House puppy arrives.)
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To: PleaseNoMore

Unlike Hollywood which actively participates in anti-conservative roles, his political focus has not been prevalent in his work. He has participated in ewacko concerts but no leftist albums. As far as the gay issue is concerned, he has at least one song which is a gay parody.


41 posted on 12/07/2004 1:12:48 PM PST by Tumbleweed_Connection (www.whatyoucrave.com)
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To: onyx

*smootch*


42 posted on 12/07/2004 1:14:38 PM PST by clintonh8r (It turns out that the moral majority......is BOTH!)
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To: Hildy
These are the people our Country honors. Elton John, Warren Beatty and these two. Unbelievable. And President had to sit through this. Who decides who gets these awards, I wonder?

Well, Paul Robeson and Langston Hughes were honored with official US Postal stamps. I think it's a case of being afraid to be labeled a racist by denoucing them for being communists.
43 posted on 12/07/2004 1:18:00 PM PST by Rastus
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To: Tumbleweed_Connection
"....Elton changes tune over Bush...."

I had to read this article a second time, because there is nothing in this article that reflects the claim made in the title.

44 posted on 12/07/2004 1:18:37 PM PST by DoctorMichael (The Fourth Estate is a Fifth Column!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!)
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