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Soldiers, bloggers feel Burned ( Mentions FreeRepublic !)
The Boston Herald ^ | 04/28/2006 | O’Ryan Johnson

Posted on 04/28/2006 12:31:47 AM PDT by Panerai

Local war heroes and conservative bloggers say they don’t need Canadian anti-war rocker Neil Young around, anyhow.

Young’s new album, “Living With War,” with its call for President Bush’s impeachment, is being dismissed as a feeble blast at the war by a wrinkled hippie whose life span has exceeded his relevance.

Marine Lance Cpl. James Crosby of Saugus, who pushed for legislation to aid wounded soldiers, said the men and women fighting in Iraq, and the ones who came before them, are buying Young’s freedom of expression.

“People are going to have their opinion,” said Crosby, who lost the use of his legs to shrapnel wounds in Iraq. “We have rights because we fought in wars, not because we didn’t fight in wars.”

Crosby said he does not condone war, but considers it necessary to preserve freedom and defend the nation.

Braintree Marine Sgt. Timothy Connors, who earned the Silver Star in fierce house-to-house fighting in Fallujah, was outraged by the Canadian’s political publicity grab.

“That’s disgusting. . . . It’s worse than any lie that could be told,” said Connors, who blasted his way into a building in a bid to retrieve a dead comrade’s body. Although the album currently is being made available for a free download, Connors said, “Is Mr. Neil Young trying to make money off the backs of dead people?”

Meanwhile, blogger “Allegra” wrote on Freerepublic.com,“That decrepit old hippie isn’t ‘Living with War.’ He’s cooling his heels in Canada. The troops . . . they’re ‘living with war.’ The Iraqis and Afghans are ‘living with war.’ We civilians over here are ‘living with war.’ ”

RWR8189 noted wryly on Freerepublic.com, “It seems that Mr. Young does not abide by his own advice that ‘(it’s) better to burn out, than to fade away.’ ”


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KEYWORDS: allegra; bloggers; freerebulic; neil; neilyoung; senileoldcoot; senileoldhippie; wastedoldhippie; wrinkledhippie; young
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1 posted on 04/28/2006 12:31:49 AM PDT by Panerai
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To: Panerai

Ping!


2 posted on 04/28/2006 12:34:47 AM PDT by WestVirginiaRebel (Common sense will do to liberalism what the atomic bomb did to Nagasaki-Rush Limbaugh)
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To: Panerai

In the old days a good heroin overdose was the best way for old rockers to go out


3 posted on 04/28/2006 12:34:57 AM PDT by woofie (Go after "Small Oil" first ,then build up)
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To: RWR8189; Allegra

Yer famous....

}: >)


4 posted on 04/28/2006 12:36:23 AM PDT by Syncro
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To: Panerai

What did he have? One song that was popular?


5 posted on 04/28/2006 12:37:23 AM PDT by garylmoore (Homosexuality: Obviousl unnatural, so obviously wrong.)
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To: Panerai
“We have rights because we fought in wars, not because we didn’t fight in wars.”

Never heard it put any better than that.

God bless this young man.

6 posted on 04/28/2006 12:38:45 AM PDT by BikerTrash (Enough already with the carnival freak show...bring back COOL!)
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To: Panerai
Neil Young

"He has two sons with cerebral palsy: Zeke, born by a relationship with actress Carrie Snodgress, and Ben (with Pegi Morton)."

Carrie Snodgress

"..Carrie's son Zeke by rocker Neil Young was born with cerebral palsy. She and Young split in 1975 after four years. Young married in 1977 and the next year had a second son named Ben, who also had cerebral palsy. Carrie later sued Young for child support in 1983. Young was ordered to pay Carrie $10,000 a month and up to $300,000 on a home for mother and child..."

Looks like Neil was a deadbeat Dad, or would have been had he not been sued.

7 posted on 04/28/2006 12:40:55 AM PDT by Anti-Bubba182
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To: woofie
At ninety or now , it is inevitable that Neil Young will die young, but his ugly political persuasions guarantee he won't leave a beautiful memory; as in the old song by Faron Young "Live fast,love hard, die young and leave a beautiful memory".
8 posted on 04/28/2006 12:45:26 AM PDT by F.J. Mitchell (Hanging and firing squad, was not deemed cruel or inhumane execution by the writers of that clause.)
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To: Panerai
Young’s new album, “Living With War,” with its call for President Bush’s impeachment, is being dismissed as a feeble blast at the war by a wrinkled hippie whose life span has exceeded his relevance.

Oh, that is too good a flame to leave unnoticed...

9 posted on 04/28/2006 12:52:24 AM PDT by ABG(anybody but Gore) ("By the time I'm finished with you, you're gonna wish you felt this good again" - Jack Bauer)
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To: Allegra

Holeeeee Wow!


10 posted on 04/28/2006 1:00:39 AM PDT by JennysCool (Liberals don't care what you do, as long as it's mandatory.)
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To: Panerai
Neil missed his calling as Louis Farrakhan's choir director when he wrote this ditty called "After the dope rush, I mean gold rush."

Well, I dreamed I saw the silver
Space ships flying
In the yellow haze of the sun,
There were children crying
And colors flying
All around the chosen ones.
All in a dream, all in a dream
The loading had begun.
They were flying Mother Nature's
Silver seed to a new home in the sun.
Flying Mother Nature's
Silver seed to a new home.
11 posted on 04/28/2006 1:02:22 AM PDT by HisKingdomWillAbolishSinDeath (My Homeland Security: Isaiah 54:17 No weapon that is formed against thee shall prosper)
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To: Panerai

Are reporters really interested in blogs, or is this another round-about way of the press talking about themselves?

(...assuming they are active posters on the actual or competing webpages.)


12 posted on 04/28/2006 1:10:08 AM PDT by SteveMcKing
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To: SteveMcKing
Are reporters really interested in blogs, or is this another round-about way of the press talking about themselves?

No and yes. Typical reporter: "But enough about me, what do you think of me?"
13 posted on 04/28/2006 1:12:31 AM PDT by TheWasteLand
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To: woofie

to quote Skynyrd...

"...and I hope Neil Young will remember / A southern man don't need him around anyhow..."


14 posted on 04/28/2006 1:16:16 AM PDT by Zeppelin (Texas Longhorns === National Champions !!!)
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To: Panerai

Speaking at the MilBlog Conference 2006 http://www.militarywebcom.org/MilBlogConference/ I offered what I saw as the most important value of MilBlogs and MilBloggers, drawing upon the Vietnam experience of trading military victory for political defeat. Walter Cronkite led a media offensive against not only the Vietnam War, but against the military service itself. Those who doubt that should consider Cronkite’s own description later in his career.

“In the 1960’s, we were still a country shaped by World War II and a thoroughly plausible conviction that America had helped rescue the world from evil. Now, a new evil loomed. If we had lost the peace once by failing to confront Nazi aggression in Europe, we would win it now by confronting communism everywhere. Many of us, who had been young war correspondents in World War II, at the beginning of the Vietnam involvement saw a clear continuity of American purpose. The debate over Vietnam became bitter because it challenged my generation’s most important assumption of World War II: That the American power was an unwavering instrument of moral good.”

Now, according to Cronkite and all those who shared his twisted view, the battle against communism was nonsense and the military was different.

The battle was not to be against communism, but clearly against America’s own military by the sole arbiters of information flow. The battle was engaged against John.

That offensive, launched in living rooms and coffee shops from coast to coast, went unchallenged from military service members in the field. There was no mechanism nor the technology for them to rebut or directly dispute the nonsense that the Tet Offensive of 1968 spelled doom for South Vietnam and American involvement there. For, if a credentialed member of the media did not report it, it was never heard or considered.

It was this single caveat that enabled an agenda-driven media establishment to dictate the course of a war, successfully snatching political defeat from the jaws of a military victory.

It was this single caveat that enabled an agenda-driven media establishment to shroud, obscure and effectively steal the honor of honorable men like John, forever altering the course of their lives.

MilBlogs, especially those written in-theater, changed that. Permanently.

Never again will the Walter Cronkites of another day or another war have a monopoly on communication of the ground situation that could lead to disastrous manipulation.

No one, not even an entire culture, can steal a man’s character. They can only cast an illusion.
By Steve Schippert
http://commentary.threatswatch.org/2006/04/stolen-honor-reclaimed/


15 posted on 04/28/2006 1:19:48 AM PDT by anglian
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To: Panerai; Allegra

Bump!


16 posted on 04/28/2006 1:20:43 AM PDT by andrew2527
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To: Syncro; andrew2527; JennysCool
{blush!} I'd like to thank the Academy for this honor. Also, I couldn't have done this without the help of my music teacher from the third grade, my cats Dulcie and Finbar, all of my FReeper FRiends and of course my wonderful family.

Smooches to you all and let's do lunch, OK?

;-)

17 posted on 04/28/2006 1:26:12 AM PDT by Allegra (5...)
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To: Syncro

Everybody knows Neil is nowhere.


18 posted on 04/28/2006 1:28:46 AM PDT by Enterprise (The MSM - Propaganda wing and news censorship division of the Democrat Party.)
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To: Allegra

Check you out!!

I had no idea I knew someone so famous!


19 posted on 04/28/2006 1:32:03 AM PDT by Hoodlum91 (Tour Guide Goddess)
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To: Allegra
You got it. When you get back to the states you must announce it and maybe some of us can met you somewhere in the good ole USA.
20 posted on 04/28/2006 1:40:36 AM PDT by madconserv (Jesus take the wheel- We Freepers can't do it all on our own.)
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To: Panerai
a feeble blast at the war by a wrinkled hippie whose life span has exceeded his relevance.

Speaking as a musician, this turd needs to go away already. He's thus far managed to string together a scam of a career- woven out of three chords and one lung.

21 posted on 04/28/2006 1:44:35 AM PDT by ovrtaxt (My donation to the GOP went here instead: http://www.minutemanhq.com/hq/index.php)
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To: Panerai
"a feeble blast at the war by a wrinkled hippie whose life span has exceeded his relevance"

It is poetic justice when the cowards live long enough to expose themselves.

Just look at OBL. If we had killed him shortly after 9/11 then he would have been forever known as THE JIHAD PROPHET OBL or something such as. But look at what a clown he has become with his Liberal Democrat talking points speeches and offers of a truce to his so-called crusaders.

Young is a clown, OBL is a clown and it is proper that they have lived so long as to be exposed for what they truly are instead of becoming an Icon which those clowns never deserved to be.
22 posted on 04/28/2006 1:48:25 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper (ETERNAL SHAME on the Treasonous and Immoral Democrats!)
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To: Panerai
I like Neil Young's music, his older stuff anyway (Like a Hurricane & Down by the River) :-). But c'mon now, who could possibly be surprised that Neil Young suffers B.D.S.?? He's a hippy for crying out loud. I really don't care what he thinks. Neil Young and the vast majority of his like-minded friends are beyond irrelevant. This album will appeal to that base of Bush Derangement Syndrome sufferers.
23 posted on 04/28/2006 1:49:14 AM PDT by kb2614 (Hell hath no fury than a bureaucrat scorned.)
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To: kb2614

Yup. I wonder if there is a link at moveon.org.


24 posted on 04/28/2006 1:54:31 AM PDT by madconserv (Jesus take the wheel- We Freepers can't do it all on our own.)
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To: Allegra

The glitz and glamor isn't all it's cracked up to be. Besides, this was just the Boston Herald. It's not like it was the Weekly Reader or something.

About that lunch. Just have your people contact my people and I'll see if I can fit you in. Ciao

Take care over there...


25 posted on 04/28/2006 2:04:53 AM PDT by sargunner (f)
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To: sargunner
My dream is to someday be mentioned in the Weekly World News.

Until that happens, I'm nobody.

26 posted on 04/28/2006 2:09:08 AM PDT by Allegra (5...)
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To: SteveMcKing
Some of them are beginning to worry.


27 posted on 04/28/2006 2:14:34 AM PDT by Cannoneer No. 4 (Civilian Irregular Information Defense Group)
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I have a few reviews of things I've bought on amazon.com


28 posted on 04/28/2006 2:38:49 AM PDT by KneelBeforeZod (I have five dollars for each of you)
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To: Allegra

LOL.


29 posted on 04/28/2006 4:04:06 AM PDT by carlr
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To: Allegra

Weekly World News, huh? Registered can probably arrange that- but he's gonna need some good pics to work with.

How do you look with fangs, or maybe alien tantacles?


30 posted on 04/28/2006 4:07:23 AM PDT by ovrtaxt (My donation to the GOP went here instead: http://www.minutemanhq.com/hq/index.php)
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To: F.J. Mitchell

I used to like Neil Young and Mick Jagger also. I woke up one day and realized they have crazy politics. Can't stand them or their music anymore. Real sickos!


31 posted on 04/28/2006 4:10:32 AM PDT by 2ndClassCitizen
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To: Panerai
"Hey hey, yuck yuck. Neil Young still sucks."
32 posted on 04/28/2006 4:38:22 AM PDT by manwiththehands ("'Rule of law'? We don't need no stinkin' rule of law! We want AMNESTY, muchacho!")
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To: Allegra

Eat your own foot while trapped in your refrigerator and you will be...Bet your in a good mood today, and chomping at the bit as well...


33 posted on 04/28/2006 5:53:06 AM PDT by wazoo1031
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To: Allegra

And to think, I knew you when you were just regular folks! ;-)


34 posted on 04/28/2006 5:56:18 AM PDT by humblegunner (If you're gonna die, die with your boots on.)
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To: Allegra
Meanwhile, blogger “Allegra”

Since when are you a blogger?

35 posted on 04/28/2006 5:57:38 AM PDT by humblegunner (If you're gonna die, die with your boots on.)
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To: wazoo1031
and chomping at the bit as well...

Heck, yeah! I need some R&R!

36 posted on 04/28/2006 6:31:10 AM PDT by Allegra (5...)
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To: Allegra

Is that you, or some other Allegra?


37 posted on 04/28/2006 6:31:37 AM PDT by Flyer (Froogle for Tony Snow gear)
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To: Panerai

"A Southern man don't need him 'round, anyhow...." - Lynard Skynard


38 posted on 04/28/2006 6:34:39 AM PDT by azhenfud (He who always is looking up seldom finds others' lost change.)
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To: Allegra
Hahahaha!!

No but really..good job.

39 posted on 04/28/2006 6:36:12 AM PDT by Earthdweller
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To: garylmoore

Something about being a desert with a horse.


40 posted on 04/28/2006 6:37:36 AM PDT by new cruelty
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To: azhenfud
"A Southern man don't need him 'round, anyhow...."

Neither apparently, did Crosby, Stills or Nash...

41 posted on 04/28/2006 6:38:37 AM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: Flyer
Love your tagline.
42 posted on 04/28/2006 7:16:10 AM PDT by humblegunner (If you're gonna die, die with your boots on.)
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To: humblegunner


43 posted on 04/28/2006 7:23:08 AM PDT by Flyer (Bite Me)
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To: Flyer
Is that you, or some other Allegra?

It's my evil twin. I'm the nice one. But people say it's really hard to tell us apart.

44 posted on 04/28/2006 8:09:17 AM PDT by Allegra (5...)
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To: humblegunner
Since when are you a blogger?

Since the Boston Herald decreed I was one?

45 posted on 04/28/2006 8:11:56 AM PDT by Allegra (5...)
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To: ovrtaxt
How do you look with fangs, or maybe alien tantacles?

I'd kind of like to be one of those people born with the features of a cat.

46 posted on 04/28/2006 8:13:35 AM PDT by Allegra (5...)
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To: Allegra
Since the Boston Herald decreed I was one?

I guess that settles that.

47 posted on 04/28/2006 8:15:54 AM PDT by humblegunner (If you're gonna die, die with your boots on.)
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To: Syncro

I'm glad somebody noticed my wryness.


48 posted on 04/28/2006 9:34:10 AM PDT by RWR8189 (George Allen for President)
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To: Allegra

Just think of it.

You had time to both post this and harass me on the phone!

;<)


49 posted on 04/28/2006 9:56:10 AM PDT by Eaker (My Wife Rocks! - Travis McGee is my friend. “You’ll never need a gun, until you need it badly.”)
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To: Panerai
a feeble blast at the war by a wrinkled hippie whose life span has exceeded his relevance

LOL! This could apply to so many of the anti-war, anti-American dems.

50 posted on 04/28/2006 4:23:17 PM PDT by hsalaw
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