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F-bomb hits inaugural without Kid Rock
WorldNetDaily.com ^ | January 18, 2005

Posted on 01/19/2005 12:36:32 AM PST by JohnHuang2

WASHINGTON – Kid Rock was nowhere to be found at the inaugural youth concert tonight, but another foul-mouthed singer dropped the F-bomb on the crowd including hundreds of pre-teen Hilary Duff fans.

The lead singer of the band Fuel proclaimed, "Welcome to the greatest ----ing country in the world." Brett Scallions followed with a quick apology of "excuse my language."

But it was a little late.

The concert was hosted by President Bush's twins Jenna and Barbara, who were in the audience but did not come on stage.

Duff was the headliner at the D.C. Armory concert, a paid tribute to youth volunteerism and community service. Duff, who performed in a black sequin top, rolled-up jeans and sneakers, warmed up the crowd for the president and first lady Laura Bush.

"My call to you all is that as you enjoy the great freedoms of America and as you enjoy yourself at this inauguration, I hope you take away the lesson of helping somebody in need," said Bush, who arrived toward the end of the concert after Scallions' remark. "And when you do, it will not only make our country a better place, it will lift up your own spirit."

Not present, of course, was the notorious Kid Rock. The rock-rapper known for his vulgar and obscene lyrics and on-stage banter was scheduled to appear until about a week ago, when an uproar from family groups had the Inauguration Committee in a tailspin.

Committee staff claimed Kid Rock was never officially booked to appear, though his name was on the bill since last May. As WorldNetDaily reported, the Detroit-based rapper, who dedicated his first album to songs about oral sex and who was voted the Sluttiest Male Celebrity at the 1999 MTV Video Music Awards, has a history of vulgar lyrics.

Even so, Kid Rock, aka Robert James Ritchie, has been known to attend Republican events and was a supporter of Bush in last year's presidential race. The New York Times reported that during a party he attended at the Republican National Convention last year, Kid Rock noted that if he were president he would never get caught having sex in the Oval Office, but would instead install cameras in the Lincoln Bedroom.

Kid Rock's first album, "Grit Sandwiches for Breakfast," fixates on oral sex, including one song, "Yo Da Lin In The Valley," that describes the lyricist's exploits with multiple women in detail. Another similar tune is "Wax the Booty."

Also featured on his 1990 debut album is "Pimp of the Nation," which ironically takes a swipe at Bush's mother. The lyrics include:

Pimp of the Nation, I could be it As a matter of a fact, I foresee it But only pimpin' hoes with the big tush While you be left pimpin' Barbara Bush

Some of Kid Rock's songs include the F-word in their title, such as "F–- U Blind" and "F–- Off."

The performer's lyrics often center on the recreational nature of sex and speak of women as mere playthings.

According to an online bio, "Kid Rock is noted for his use of adult film stars when he performs (nude when he can get away with it), as Kobe Tai and Jenna Jameson have danced on stage while Kid does his thing."

After reading some of Kid Rock's lyrics, Randy Thomasson, president of Campaign for Children and Families, was outraged the rapper would be a part of the president's festivities.

"I just read Kid Rock's sexually explicit lyrics and feel ashamed and dirty for even looking at his songs," he told WND. "If this sex-crazed animal, whose favorite word is the F-word, is allowed to sing at Bush's inauguration this will send a clear message to pro-family Americans that the Republican Party has taken them for a ride and ditched them in the gutter."

Besides Thomasson's group, other pro-family organizations, including Concerned Women for America and the American Family Association, decried the planned appearance of Kid Rock and asked supporters to express their outrage to the inauguration committee. AFA sent an e-mail to 2.5 million supporters asking them to take action.


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1 posted on 01/19/2005 12:36:33 AM PST by JohnHuang2
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To: JohnHuang2

Somebody should tell the moron who wrote this (And I happen to like WorldNetDaily) that Kid Rock is a big supporter of the troops and that he has come a long way musically since that first release. I doubt this guy has even listened to Kid Rock's music. As for Fuel, they're a rock group and I for one find it refreshing to hear from somebody in the music business who actually likes America. Team America, F*ck Yeah!


2 posted on 01/19/2005 12:46:33 AM PST by WestVirginiaRebel ("Senator, we can have this discussion in any way that you would like.")
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To: JohnHuang2

I say the F word about 25 times a day...whether it is to myself or outloud...who cares? I mean really..we have a lot bigger problems than what is said on stage at a rock concert. People need to get a grip.


5 posted on 01/19/2005 1:26:23 AM PST by My Favorite Headache (I Watch TV, What Do You Want From Me?)
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To: JohnHuang2

Better to keep us proles preoccupied with playground etiquette than focused on what the hell is actually going on in the world these days.


8 posted on 01/19/2005 1:48:02 AM PST by Imal (Let us trim our hair in accordance with Socialist lifestyle.)
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To: WestVirginiaRebel

I often wonder how many Americans, have said or ever will say the "F" word, at least one time in their entire lives vs. how many have ever thought it.

fifty percent or more?


9 posted on 01/19/2005 1:49:11 AM PST by recalcitrant
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To: JohnHuang2

The eff word is nothing anymore.

There is no more respect period, the music itself is rap crap vile language.


10 posted on 01/19/2005 1:51:23 AM PST by Gazoo
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To: My Favorite Headache
Well I care, using the "F" word is a true sign of lack of self-respect and lack of intelligence. I have used it too many times and several years ago my wife finally got thru to me. "F", along with most crude language is not conducive to communication or self-repect.
11 posted on 01/19/2005 2:10:18 AM PST by iopscusa (El Vaquero)
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To: My Favorite Headache; WestVirginiaRebel

I wonder what percentage of our valiant American Military has yet to use that word.


12 posted on 01/19/2005 2:18:26 AM PST by andrew2527
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To: iopscusa
I guess this means you're the only person on this thread who is not a F***-head.
13 posted on 01/19/2005 2:26:56 AM PST by NurdlyPeon (Wearing My 'Jammies Proudly)
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To: andrew2527

You mean as in "This F-ing F-er is F-ing well F-ed!"?


14 posted on 01/19/2005 4:52:31 AM PST by Eagle Eye (3/5 Got theirs. And then some.)
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To: iopscusa

I still let the f-bomb slip on occasion, but I try to watch my language around others...

That said, it's become so common a lot of folks simply use it because they don't know any better. I guess it's ignorance.

Just yesterday I was talking with a young attorney on the phone, (part of my job, not by choice), and he was probably the most profane, least professional guy I've ever dealt with.

He constantly referred to his client as a F**king D*ldo, a Dumb Pr*ck and f*gg*t who was filing Chapter 7.
He went on and laced his conversation with this stuff. Keep in mind this is a business call discussing a bankruptcy case with a complete stranger. He didn't know me from Adam.

Classy....
I actually felt sorry for Mr. Young Attorney.


15 posted on 01/19/2005 4:55:22 AM PST by Will_Zurmacht
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To: JohnHuang2

At least the Bush twins were saved from the evils of Kid Rock's music. /Sarcasm squared/


We'll meet again
don't know where
don't know when
But I know we'll meet again
some sunny day


16 posted on 01/19/2005 5:19:36 AM PST by Liberty Valance (Grateful Heart Tour 2005)
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To: JohnHuang2

At least the Bush twins were saved from the evils of Kid Rock's music. /Sarcasm squared/


We'll meet again
don't know where
don't know when
But I know we'll meet again
some sunny day


17 posted on 01/19/2005 5:22:33 AM PST by Liberty Valance (Grateful Heart Tour 2005)
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To: JohnHuang2

The headline suggests this article is about an incident at an event where Kid Rock was not even present, so why is 90% of the text devoted to Kid Rock?


18 posted on 01/19/2005 5:30:13 AM PST by Sloth (Al Franken is a racist.)
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To: Will_Zurmacht
He he that reminds me of a case an old firm of mine was involved in where some young attys were doing some document production late one night in an opposing counsel's conference room, and after a liquid dinner, they left a really silly note to the paralegal (who had given them the documents and the room for review) to pick up the next day. I'm sure it was funny to them at the time.

Through some brilliance of the atty in my firm what should have been AND WAS INTENDED AS a trite silly joke resulted in the document (a full size poster paper) becoming Exhibit A when it came to allocating attorney's fees ("your honor - here is an example of how the other side conducted itself in these serious proceedings.. .")

That note cost their client over a million $ and the two young bucks their job.

My simple rule - when you are not sure or you are drunk - shut the F up until you are sure or you have at least sobered up. And even then try to keep as much unwritten as possible.

my 2 c

19 posted on 01/19/2005 5:31:47 AM PST by freedomlover
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To: recalcitrant

"I often wonder how many Americans, have said or ever will say the "F" word, at least one time in their entire lives vs. how many have ever thought it."

Excellent point. And how many Americans defecate? Perhaps he should have defecated onstage.

There is an old-fashioned concept that is being eroded daily: decency and decorum.


20 posted on 01/19/2005 5:40:10 AM PST by SerpentDove
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To: recalcitrant

Thinking it or even saying it in anger or in a controlled situation is totally different from saying it in front of an audience. I was raised to believe that certain words were not acceptable IN PUBLIC........it was called manners......many today have not been raised accordingly, unfortunately.


21 posted on 01/19/2005 7:06:43 AM PST by jch10
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To: JohnHuang2

Good old World Net Daily, continuing to do everything they can to stir up trouble for the Bushes.


22 posted on 01/19/2005 7:12:52 AM PST by CFC__VRWC
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To: Sloth

That's exactly what I was thinking.

The story was the quickly apologized Fuel comment, and that's it. I abhor the degradation of the language and feel that the "f-bomb" is all-too-common, but this is just a padded one-graf blurb.


23 posted on 01/19/2005 7:50:10 AM PST by Gondring (They can have my Bill of Rights when they pry it from my cold, dead hands!)
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To: JohnHuang2

I go by the Al Davis slogan, 'just win baby'. Not all 62 million of us are christian conservatives. Kid Rock, Arnold, Kelsey Grammar, Ron Silver don't see eye to eye on everything. But if we're going to win we need a large coalition of folks working together. I'm hopefull as the 'new media' gains power, that values that I believe in become the focal point of the republican party. But we're not there yet and we need to be in power to change things. And yet we've got a change for fundamental change with the Supreme and federal courts. And withouth the support of Kid Rock and liberals like Arnold and Silver I don't think W would be in position to make our federal courts the most conservative in history.


24 posted on 01/19/2005 8:03:50 AM PST by jimfrommaine
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To: iopscusa

It think abuse of profanity shows a lack of courtesy, as well as indicating a rather small arsenal of adjectives on the part of the cusser.

As all good conservatives know, arsenals should be as large as humanly possible. :)


26 posted on 01/19/2005 8:15:52 AM PST by Constantine XIII
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To: stephenc

(wince) Yeah, but it is in the site rules, Slim. :P


27 posted on 01/19/2005 8:16:35 AM PST by Constantine XIII
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To: JohnHuang2
another foul-mouthed singer dropped the F-bomb on the crowd

The horror. The horror.


28 posted on 01/19/2005 8:19:40 AM PST by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: All

Kid Rock is too "vulgar" but let's invite Elton John and his boyfriend to the White House for dinner. It will be a real hoot! Family Values right?

I have been listening to Kid Rock for years and haven't even heard of the songs this guy is talking about in the article.


29 posted on 01/19/2005 8:27:22 AM PST by BootsOfEscaping
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To: JohnHuang2; hchutch
The lead singer of the band Fuel proclaimed, "Welcome to the greatest ----ing country in the world." Brett Scallions followed with a quick apology of "excuse my language."

Gotta buy more Fuel albums.

30 posted on 01/19/2005 8:28:54 AM PST by Poohbah (God must love fools. He makes so many of them...)
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To: Poohbah

I might give them a shot...


31 posted on 01/19/2005 8:32:11 AM PST by hchutch (A pro-artificial turf, pro-designated hitter baseball fan.)
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To: hchutch
They did "Won't Back Down" on the Daredevil soundtrack. Jammin' tune.
32 posted on 01/19/2005 8:34:41 AM PST by Poohbah (God must love fools. He makes so many of them...)
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To: JohnHuang2
The real question is: Did people cheer in encouragement or agreement after he publically profaned?

Sometimes, in a brief microsecond, we catch glimpses into the value systems if not the souls of many.

33 posted on 01/19/2005 8:35:36 AM PST by AmericanInTokyo (Anyone else see irony in prioritizing Iraq [w/no nukes] as N. Korea kept on making nukes [9 now] ?)
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To: AmericanInTokyo

I would. This is the best f-ing country in the world!


34 posted on 01/19/2005 8:37:39 AM PST by Poohbah (God must love fools. He makes so many of them...)
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To: Poohbah
Well, we KNEW YOU would. Tell me something new.
35 posted on 01/19/2005 8:41:55 AM PST by AmericanInTokyo (Anyone else see irony in prioritizing Iraq [w/no nukes] as N. Korea kept on making nukes [9 now] ?)
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To: AmericanInTokyo
Tell me something new.

Fuel's "Won't Back Down" is the perfect song for the WoT.

"I won't back down, I will not bow, I've come to bring you Hell..."

36 posted on 01/19/2005 8:55:02 AM PST by Poohbah (God must love fools. He makes so many of them...)
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To: JohnHuang2
"Welcome to the greatest ----ing country in the world."

Classy, real classy.

People everywhere have lost all sense of decency and respect.

37 posted on 01/19/2005 8:59:49 AM PST by SaveTheChief (There are 10 types of people -- those who understand binary, and those who don't.)
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To: JohnHuang2
The "F" Bomb??

Well that does it.

The Inaugural Event "entertain" should now be officially deemed "cool and hip," right?

I guess the GOP's image as "uptight fuddy-duddies" can finally be put to rest once and for all. /sarcasm

38 posted on 01/19/2005 9:05:53 AM PST by F16Fighter
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To: Poohbah

Fine. That's your value system. I can live with it.


39 posted on 01/19/2005 9:52:24 AM PST by AmericanInTokyo (Anyone else see irony in prioritizing Iraq [w/no nukes] as N. Korea kept on making nukes [9 now] ?)
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To: JohnHuang2

SO WHAT? WHO CARES? BRING BACK KID ROCK! We are not prudes.


40 posted on 01/19/2005 10:09:52 AM PST by montag813
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To: recalcitrant
I often wonder how many Americans, have said or ever will say the "F" word, at least one time in their entire lives vs. how many have ever thought it.

In the confines of my home I probably say the F word at least once per day -- BUT I don't say it when at work, at church, at school, or out in social settings.

Given a chance I would not sing the F word, write a song with it in the title, or use it in an interview. Most importantly I would not market the word or my personal sex life to a group of youngsters.

Does that make my use of the word morally right? Of course not but at the very least, I can exercise self control and discretion where so many of these "entertainers" will do anything and market anything to a child to make an easy dollar.

41 posted on 01/19/2005 11:19:44 AM PST by An American In Dairyland
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To: F16Fighter; All

Here we go again...

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1314967/posts


42 posted on 01/19/2005 11:32:48 AM PST by VMI70 (...but two Wrights made an airplane)
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To: F16Fighter

"Welcome to the greatest ----ing country in the world." Brett Scallions followed with a quick apology of "excuse my language."

If people buy that this utterance was a "mistake", then we are really a nation of idiots.


43 posted on 01/19/2005 11:38:56 AM PST by VMI70 (...but two Wrights made an airplane)
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To: Sloth

"The headline suggests this article is about an incident at an event where Kid Rock was not even present, so why is 90% of the text devoted to Kid Rock?"

The writer is obsessed with Kid Rock and can't get him out of his mind. Pathetic really.....


44 posted on 01/19/2005 11:46:54 AM PST by monday
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To: SerpentDove
"There is an old-fashioned concept that is being eroded daily: decency and decorum."

lol.... have you ever been to a rock concert? There is a place for decency and decorum, but not many want it at a rock concert. In fact pretty much the opposite.
45 posted on 01/19/2005 11:51:24 AM PST by monday
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To: iopscusa

Give it up..its a ROCK CONCERT...who cares if f-ck is said?


46 posted on 01/19/2005 11:53:39 AM PST by My Favorite Headache (I Watch TV, What Do You Want From Me?)
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To: freedomlover
"My simple rule - when you are not sure or you are drunk - shut the F up until you are sure or you have at least sobered up. And even then try to keep as much unwritten as possible."

An even simpler rule. Don't drink on the job.

sheesh, those guys should have been fired even if they didn't write anything stupid.
47 posted on 01/19/2005 11:54:54 AM PST by monday
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To: SaveTheChief
"People everywhere have lost all sense of decency and respect."

No there is a time and place for that, but rock concerts are not it. Incidentally, this inaugural ball was for YOUNG people. Those over 30 probably shouldn't even be commenting on this thread. They are only embarrassing themselves.
48 posted on 01/19/2005 12:00:35 PM PST by monday
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To: monday
Being young gives people the excuse to be rude, offensive, nasty, and immature in public? This is acceptable public behavior? This is what we want to teach our children?

Age has nothing to do with being respectful and aware of the message one delivers. There is a difference between private conversation and public display of profanity.

You can say I am embarrassing myself all you want. I will continue to stand by my conscience, my morals, and by my previous statement.

49 posted on 01/19/2005 12:11:20 PM PST by SaveTheChief (There are 10 types of people -- those who understand binary, and those who don't.)
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To: SaveTheChief

YOu're right, but save your breath.
Click the link on #42, to see what I mean. What astounded me was the number of people at FR with no sense of propriety, and then use sophomoric arguments to justify their positions.


50 posted on 01/19/2005 12:36:03 PM PST by VMI70 (...but two Wrights made an airplane)
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