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Singer Curses at Inaugural Youth Concert
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Posted on 01/19/2005 4:01:28 AM PST by Happy2BMe

WASHINGTON (AP) - You might say the Janet Jackson moment of President Bush's inaugural festivities came Tuesday at a youth concert with hundreds of preteen Hilary Duff fans in the audience.

No nudity was involved, but the Vince Neil-style profanity probably didn't win rock band Fuel any fans at the Federal Communications Commission, nor from the parents at the concert. Now the Pennsylvania band is just hoping the concert, "America's Future Rocks Today," wasn't aired live.

Borrowing a word from Motley Crue's Neil, the lead singer of Fuel proclaimed, "Welcome to the greatest ----ing country in the world." Brett Scallions followed with a quick apology of "excuse my language."

The FCC is investigating Neil's wish to band mate Tommy Lee for a "Happy ----ing New Year," which aired live on NBC on New Year's Eve.

The outburst was one of the most interesting moments of Tuesday's concert, hosted by Bush twins Jenna and Barbara, who were in the audience but did not come on stage.

Duff was the headliner at the half-full, D.C. Armory concert, which 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."

Other performers included 2003 "American Idol" winner Ruben Studdard, pop singer JoJo and the band, 3 Doors Down. Also appearing were former football player Jason Sehorn, actor Stephen Baldwin, who rode a skateboard onto the stage, and "Access Hollywood's" Nancy O'Dell, who co-hosts the entertainment show with Billy Bush, whose father, Jonathan, is the brother of former President George H.W. Bush.

A crowd favorite, besides Duff, was singer-songwriter Ryan Cabrera, a Dallas native who whipped up the audience with his jams on the guitar and the drums. Cabrera, 20, said his last trip to Washington was in the seventh grade on a field trip. "I lost my contact lens in the Capitol," he told the audience, urging them to keep an eye out for it.


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Lead singer Brett Scallions of the hard rock band Fuel performs at the D.C. Armory in Washington, D.C. Tuesday, Jan. 18, 2005 during a pre-inaugural concert billed as "America's Future Rocks Today". (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

1 posted on 01/19/2005 4:01:29 AM PST by Happy2BMe
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To: MeekOneGOP; PhilDragoo; devolve; potlatch; JohnHuang2; Salem; F15Eagle; dennisw; SJackson; ...
This jerk is only resounding what the average language of today's youth really is - the product of a generation without God.

It all started in 1964 when the USSC had prayer removed from . .

2 posted on 01/19/2005 4:03:42 AM PST by Happy2BMe ("Islam fears democracy worse than anything If the imams can't control it - they will kill it.)
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To: Happy2BMe
don't republicans ever interview people before asking them to be nominees or before hiring them?
3 posted on 01/19/2005 4:10:26 AM PST by InvisibleChurch (Look! Jimmy Carter! History's greatest monster!)
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To: Happy2BMe

Who approved that costume?

I think all this inaugeration hooplah is just too much. The President should be sworn in on the steps of the Capitol, and then walk to the White House, where he can have a nice party, and that's it.


4 posted on 01/19/2005 4:10:46 AM PST by gridlock (ELIMINATE PERVERSE INCENTIVES)
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To: Happy2BMe

Several years ago I heard one of my grandsons use the term..I heard it from a distance ..and he did slip in front of me ,too...I had a good talk with him..I just told him it was a habit and he had to cut it out..I haven't heard him say it in two years..

Let's all recall Whoopie Goldberg at the Kerry fundraiser..It is everywhere.


5 posted on 01/19/2005 4:12:34 AM PST by MEG33 (GOD BLESS OUR ARMED FORCES)
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To: Happy2BMe

Nice pants /NOT


6 posted on 01/19/2005 4:13:06 AM PST by sully777 (our descendants will be enslaved by political expediency and expenditure)
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To: Happy2BMe

I dont know when it started but todays youth is the foulest mouthed generation ever. They curse so often they dont even realise they are doing it. My theory is that they hear it in so many movies its become a part of their language.

Remember when the censors cried because Clark Gable said Scarlett I dont give a Damn? Now every other word in some movies is the F word. DeNiro is probably the worst but many others are almost as bad. The mouths on young girls today will curl your hair.


7 posted on 01/19/2005 4:16:50 AM PST by sgtbono2002
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To: Happy2BMe

I think a large bag of tomatoes and ripe fruit will have to be carried tothese "concerts", or jusy booo them till they leave.!!


8 posted on 01/19/2005 4:17:01 AM PST by 26lemoncharlie (Sit nomen Dómini benedíctum,Ex hoc nunc, et usque in sæculum! per ómnia saecula saeculórum)
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To: Happy2BMe

I would have thought you'd be quite happy to have a band saying that they loved America. I'm sure you'd be very upset if he came on and starting attacking the US.

You wouldn't get a band in the UK praising their country on stage, so you should make the most of it. Patriotism comes in many forms.


9 posted on 01/19/2005 4:23:45 AM PST by Slipperduke (*fixes bayonet*)
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To: sully777

Charlie Daniels said it right...It's not a rag it's a flag, and we don't wear it on our heads (or our legs).


10 posted on 01/19/2005 4:24:22 AM PST by fredhead ("It is a good thing war is so terrible, or we should grow too fond of it." General Robert E. Lee)
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To: Happy2BMe

"Welcome to the greatest ----ing country in the world."

I have to agree with the sentiment.


11 posted on 01/19/2005 4:25:51 AM PST by Chi-townChief
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To: MEG33
Good for you! I don't know why parent's swallow the idea that kids won't listen to them. As a parent, I've learned that kids really do listen to you, even teenagers. My mom, mother-in-law and two grandmothers were some of the greatest influences in my life.

I was at a wrestling match last week, and one of my son's teammates told his mother to "shut up" after he got pinned. He later told her to "shut up" when he was seated near me. I told him not to talk to his mother that way. Both the mother and the son seemed shocked.
12 posted on 01/19/2005 4:27:54 AM PST by keats5
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To: MEG33
"I dont know when it started but todays youth is the foulest mouthed generation ever."

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1964

13 posted on 01/19/2005 4:32:00 AM PST by Happy2BMe ("Islam fears democracy worse than anything If the imams can't control it - they will kill it.)
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To: sgtbono2002
"They curse so often they dont even realise they are doing it."

I don't think they even know it is cursing, or that there is anything wrong with it, and even if they do, they are so disrespectful that they don't care.

14 posted on 01/19/2005 4:32:05 AM PST by sweetliberty (If President Bush walked on water, the democRATs would say it was because he couldn't swim.)
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To: Slipperduke
There's no excuse for it. He knew his audience were pre-teens and very easily influenced.

I'm not buying it.

15 posted on 01/19/2005 4:33:37 AM PST by Happy2BMe ("Islam fears democracy worse than anything If the imams can't control it - they will kill it.)
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To: keats5

I have a good relationship with him..That helped!


16 posted on 01/19/2005 4:34:35 AM PST by MEG33 (GOD BLESS OUR ARMED FORCES)
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To: Happy2BMe

Kid Rock gets blocked out of this concert, but you still can't get away from this profanity.


17 posted on 01/19/2005 4:35:41 AM PST by shekkian
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To: Chi-townChief

"I have to agree with the sentiment."

Me too... Too bad he had to use the F-word though. Cussing is appropriate when you smash your finger with a hammer, not on stage in front of a crowd celebrating the inauguration.


18 posted on 01/19/2005 4:38:20 AM PST by Sun Soldier
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To: Happy2BMe

Damn hippie!


19 posted on 01/19/2005 4:39:34 AM PST by grandpiano007 (http://new-democrat.blogspot.com Yes I'm a Zell Miller Democrat.)
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To: Slipperduke
I would have thought you'd be quite happy to have a band saying that they loved America. I'm sure you'd be very upset if he came on and starting attacking the US.

We say we want a civilized and considerate America. We objected to the 'wardrobe malfunction' at last year's Super Bowl. We deride John Kerry for using the 'F' word in a Rolling Stone interview. Isn't it hypocritical to accept the same kind of behavior from supposed 'patriots' on 'our' side?

20 posted on 01/19/2005 4:40:22 AM PST by arasina (So there.)
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To: Happy2BMe

Well, look on the bright side. He's just influenced an audience of pre-teens to be proud of their country.


21 posted on 01/19/2005 4:41:18 AM PST by Slipperduke (*fixes bayonet*)
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To: sweetliberty

--- I don't think they even know it is cursing, or that there is anything wrong with it, and even if they do, they are so disrespectful that they don't care.---

I really think its the former. As someone suggested, they are simply reflecting what they see on TV and movies daily.

Its sad.

Like a frog in the pot, its starting to get hot.


22 posted on 01/19/2005 4:41:47 AM PST by Paloma_55
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To: arasina

Ah, see my problem here is that oddly decorated nipples and f-words aren't something that would usually upset me. That's probably the culture gap between the UK and the US. I guess if the 'we' that you mention is insisting on trying to clean up everyone's language, then it's a valid point.

Personally, I like a little bit of passion and naughtiness from my rock stars, but then I am a filthy-minded Brit, so it's to be expected.


23 posted on 01/19/2005 4:46:27 AM PST by Slipperduke (*fixes bayonet*)
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To: Happy2BMe

The problem is that these people speak this way throughout each and every day, so it is quite natural to them. They think nothing of it.

Ever walk behind a few teenage boys or girls in a mall? It flows from their mouths like it is perfectly acceptable speech.

I have been in places of business and heard adults speak in the same manner. I'm talking about the women in the accounting department, not the men loading the trucks. Sadly, it's everywhere.

There are many really "cool" Christians bands they could have brought in...but I guess that would be expecting too much.


24 posted on 01/19/2005 4:47:17 AM PST by JudyinCanada (Five-fingered Canadian)
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To: shekkian
...Duff was the headliner at the half-full, D.C. Armory concert,

Shoulda kept Kid Rock.

25 posted on 01/19/2005 4:53:16 AM PST by FightinFederalist
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To: All

I really don't have a problem with this. I think it's pretty stupid to complain about it. It happened, he apologized. Who cares.


26 posted on 01/19/2005 4:54:21 AM PST by jsubstance
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To: Slipperduke
Personally, I like a little bit of passion and naughtiness from my rock stars, but then I am a filthy-minded Brit, so it's to be expected.

I'm not a prude and I can appreciate the same. It's just that the line is getting blurred as to what an audience can expect at a para-Inaugural event. It's different if you intentionally go to a concert to hear someone you know uses foul language.

27 posted on 01/19/2005 4:55:46 AM PST by arasina (So there.)
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To: sweetliberty
I don't think they even know it is cursing, or that there is anything wrong with it, and even if they do, they are so disrespectful that they don't care.

It's what they do..
it's ALL they do..
and they won't stop..
EVER!

28 posted on 01/19/2005 4:57:21 AM PST by evad (DUmmie FUnnies and Pookie Toons-the start of a nice day)
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To: Happy2BMe

unnngh


29 posted on 01/19/2005 4:58:40 AM PST by johnb838 (Oldthinkers unbellyfeel Amsoc)
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To: Happy2BMe

They use four-letter words because they don't have any four-syllable words in their vocabulary. Some don't use words --just grunt.


30 posted on 01/19/2005 5:00:31 AM PST by lonestar (Me, too!--Weinie)
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To: JudyinCanada
Ever walk behind a few teenage boys or girls in a mall? It flows from their mouths like it is perfectly acceptable speech.

Ever sat at a high school football game?? Same thing...and this was 15 years ago.

I can only imagine what it's like now. One thing's for sure, it hasn't gotten any better.

31 posted on 01/19/2005 5:00:36 AM PST by evad (DUmmie FUnnies and Pookie Toons-the start of a nice day)
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To: Chi-townChief

Me too. No wonder republicans have such a reputation for being uptight.


32 posted on 01/19/2005 5:03:12 AM PST by rintense
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To: FightinFederalist

maybe, but I like Duff, she is clean cut, sweet, and a good role model for my girls. Much better than BRittany spears.


33 posted on 01/19/2005 5:10:03 AM PST by EmilyGeiger
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So when your kids/grandkids run into the room and yell "Hi, you motherf***er!" that would be just another 'natural - everyday' term of affection then . .
34 posted on 01/19/2005 5:12:21 AM PST by Happy2BMe ("Islam fears democracy worse than anything If the imams can't control it - they will kill it.)
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To: lonestar
"They use four-letter words because they don't have any four-syllable words in their vocabulary.

So that's why Cheney told Leahy to "F---Off"?

35 posted on 01/19/2005 5:17:21 AM PST by blaquebyrd
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To: gridlock
I think all this inaugeration hooplah is just too much.

I don't! If folks want to throw parties in his honor, let them! These events are not paid for by the taxpayers, they're privately funded, the President just attends them.

There is a big push among the Democrats to diminish his victory by making it sound like he shouldn't have a full inaugural during wartime, but several Presidents have done it before him, why should he not do the same?

36 posted on 01/19/2005 5:19:09 AM PST by SuziQ
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To: Happy2BMe
Kind of reminds me of the sort of thing I'd have said back when I was a sailor... I'd tend to overlook the bad language and accept the intended sentiment.

Because he's right. We ARE the greatest [bleeping] country in the world.

37 posted on 01/19/2005 5:19:16 AM PST by Kenton ("Life is tough, and it's really tough when you're stupid" - Damon Runyon)
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To: Happy2BMe

Of all things to complain about....

I wonder if women are allowed to show their shoulders or ankles at these Republican inaguration parties?


38 posted on 01/19/2005 5:26:41 AM PST by smith288 (I have posted over 10,000 times. The more I post, the more intelligent you become!)
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To: Happy2BMe

Thankfully, the Bush twins were saved from the evils of Kid Rock's music. /Sarc/


39 posted on 01/19/2005 5:30:20 AM PST by Liberty Valance (Grateful Heart Tour 2005)
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To: Happy2BMe

No, you teach them to not say the words, but also tell them about reality- that OTHERS do.


41 posted on 01/19/2005 5:32:09 AM PST by rintense
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To: smith288

Gotta agree with you.

Talk about overreacting. These kids have heard a lot worse (and BTW, most were not "pre-teen") and the context wasn't offensive (he wasn't directing it at anyone)

Not to mention the article is pretty biased. I watched coverage of this on 2 local stations last night and neither mentioned the language. Also, the Armory looked far more than "half-full" in all the shots. Why not mention the fact that most of these kids were there because of volunteer work they did in the community? Or mention the numerous kids interviewed that were planning on enlisting after graduation?


42 posted on 01/19/2005 5:38:07 AM PST by Hoodlum91
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To: blaquebyrd

An understandable reaction, sort of like smashing one's thumb with a hammer....(grin)


44 posted on 01/19/2005 5:44:14 AM PST by Lakeside
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To: SuziQ

I don't think wartime has anything to do with it. I don't like the President taking massive private donations to fund a party in his honor. It makes him beholden to the ones who donate the money. I would rather have public money spent on an inaugeration party than have the President sell out on the first day of his new term.

This is true for whatever President, whatever state of war we may be in.


45 posted on 01/19/2005 5:45:55 AM PST by gridlock (ELIMINATE PERVERSE INCENTIVES)
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To: Happy2BMe

"So when your kids/grandkids run into the room and yell "Hi, you motherf***er!" that would be just another 'natural - everyday' term of affection then . ."

Or how about at a wedding reception? Would it be okay for someone to step up to the mic and say "This is the best f*cking wedding I've ever been to. And the happy couple? I wish you motherf*ckers a lifetime of f*cking happiness. You f*cking ROCK!"

Only a low-rent maggot would think that was okay. (Not that there is any shortage of low-rent maggots).

There is a concept called "wrong time, wrong place."


47 posted on 01/19/2005 5:51:16 AM PST by SerpentDove
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To: Happy2BMe

"So when your kids/grandkids run into the room and yell "Hi, you motherf***er!" that would be just another 'natural - everyday' term of affection then . ."

Or how about at a wedding reception? Would it be okay for someone to step up to the mic and say "This is the best f*cking wedding I've ever been to. And the happy couple? I wish you motherf*ckers a lifetime of f*cking happiness. You f*cking ROCK!"

Only a low-rent maggot would think that was okay. (Not that there is any shortage of low-rent maggots).

There is a concept called "wrong time, wrong place."


48 posted on 01/19/2005 5:51:50 AM PST by SerpentDove
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To: SerpentDove

Scuse the double post. But it does bear repeating. :-)


49 posted on 01/19/2005 5:52:17 AM PST by SerpentDove
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To: Happy2BMe

The language is pretty fitting - considering the location.

DC Armory -- Orange Line $h!tville USA. Anything anywhere near RFK Stadium - well, you figure out the rest!


50 posted on 01/19/2005 5:56:49 AM PST by Don Simmons (Annoy a liberal: Work hard; Prosper; Be Happy.)
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