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Springsteen Mocks Ann Coulter, TV Pundits
http://www.editorandpublisher.com/eandp/news/article_display.jsp?vnu_content_id=1002727344 ^ | 6-23-06 | E&P Staff

Posted on 06/23/2006 12:59:45 PM PDT by divine_moment_of_facts

NEW YORK Appearing on CNN today to promote his current tour and album of Pete Seeger songs, rocker Bruce Springsteen took note of the current controversy surrounding Ann Coulter in responding to a question about whether musicians should speak out on politics..

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1 posted on 06/23/2006 12:59:47 PM PDT by divine_moment_of_facts
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To: divine_moment_of_facts

Springsteen. What a maroon!!!!!


2 posted on 06/23/2006 1:00:44 PM PDT by Al Simmons (Hillary Clinton is Stalin in a Dress)
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To: Al Simmons

Ah, the Boss, truly one of the great thinkers of our time. NOT.


3 posted on 06/23/2006 1:02:40 PM PDT by MPJackal ("If you are not with us, you are against us.")
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To: divine_moment_of_facts

Who is this "Springsteen" of which you speak???


4 posted on 06/23/2006 1:03:48 PM PDT by Lekker 1 (("Stocks have reached what looks like a permanently high plateau" - I. Fisher, Yale Econ Prof, 1929))
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To: divine_moment_of_facts

Love to see Ann and tiny Bruce debate live on nat'l televsion.


5 posted on 06/23/2006 1:04:01 PM PDT by jla
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To: Al Simmons

"He revealed that some former fans have mailed records back to him."

I wonder how many "some" is.. My guess is thousands!



6 posted on 06/23/2006 1:04:25 PM PDT by divine_moment_of_facts ("Liberals see what they believe... Conservatives believe what they see")
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To: divine_moment_of_facts
Wow,
Now his opinions and music suck s**t.
Impressive Brucey...
7 posted on 06/23/2006 1:04:46 PM PDT by akorahil (Thank You and God bless all Veterans. Truly, the real heroes.)
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To: divine_moment_of_facts

"They should let Ann Coulter do it instead?" he mused, with a chuckle. Then he said, "You can turn on the idiots rambling on, on cable television, every night of the week -- and they say musicians shouldn’t speak up? It’s insane, it’s funny," he said, laughing.

Hey, moron, you are as good a political analyst as those talking heads are at being rock stars. Get the point? They don't sing and you don't opine politics. It's not hard, you dim-witted moron.


8 posted on 06/23/2006 1:05:20 PM PDT by L98Fiero (I'm worth a million in prizes.)
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To: divine_moment_of_facts
As far as his music goes, never been a fan.

So shut up and shut up!
9 posted on 06/23/2006 1:05:26 PM PDT by MarkeyD (Make Love, Not Cartoons. I really, really loathe liberals.)
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To: MPJackal

In the documentary "Hail, Hail Rock 'n' Roll", Keith Richard came off as an articulate genius next to Springsteen.


10 posted on 06/23/2006 1:05:43 PM PDT by Chi-townChief
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To: divine_moment_of_facts

Well, I have to agree with hinm about the idiots talking on TV. Most are indeed idiots.


11 posted on 06/23/2006 1:06:47 PM PDT by Gone GF
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To: Chi-townChief

I know someone who went to one of his shows in Milwaukee last week and the venue had thousands of empty seats.


12 posted on 06/23/2006 1:07:08 PM PDT by cdga5for4
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To: akorahil
"Wow, Now his opinions and music suck s**t. "

You are mistaken. They both sucked s**t when I was in college...25 years ago...nothing's changed...

13 posted on 06/23/2006 1:07:48 PM PDT by Al Simmons (Hillary Clinton is Stalin in a Dress)
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To: divine_moment_of_facts

Hey, Springsteen! Shut And Pretend To Sing!


14 posted on 06/23/2006 1:08:36 PM PDT by PhilipFreneau
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To: divine_moment_of_facts

I never liked him and his phony blue-collar crap. Does he still do concerts, and if so, why hasn't he suffered the Dixie Chicks' fate with his blue-collar fans?


15 posted on 06/23/2006 1:08:41 PM PDT by LibWhacker
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To: divine_moment_of_facts
"Springsteen was asked by Soledad O'Brien if getting flak about his political views, such as backing John Kerry in 2004, made him wonder if musicians should try so hard to be taken seriously on topical issues."

"They should let Ann Coulter do it instead?" he mused, with a chuckle. Then he said, "You can turn on the idiots rambling on, on cable television, every night of the week -- and they say musicians shouldn’t speak up? It’s insane, it’s funny," he said, laughing.

He called politics "an organic part of what I’m doing. ... It’s called common sense. I don’t even see it as politics at this point.''

As for the Iraq war, he commented, "You don’t take your country into a major war on circumstantial evidence -- you lose your job for that. That’s my opinion and I don’t have a problem voicing that. Some people have a problem with that, others don’t."

The questions were brought to him...he didn't throw the comment out.

16 posted on 06/23/2006 1:08:51 PM PDT by Military family member (GO Colts!!)
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To: LibWhacker

He's never hid his politics. He was writing anti-Reagan songs and making speeches to that effect sine the early 80s.


17 posted on 06/23/2006 1:09:34 PM PDT by Borges
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To: jla

Be like bringing a slingshot to a tank fight.

http://www.grunt.com/scuttlebutt/marine-corps-bs/videos.asp

Click on Rifle vs Tank (Windows Media)4th down, left side.


18 posted on 06/23/2006 1:09:48 PM PDT by radar101 (The two hallmarks of Liberals: Fantasy and Hypocrisy)
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To: All

Even Alice Cooper said.. why should we listen to people who sleep all day and make money for nothing.. LOL


19 posted on 06/23/2006 1:10:29 PM PDT by divine_moment_of_facts ("Liberals see what they believe... Conservatives believe what they see")
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To: Al Simmons
Well, I was not aware of his earlier opinions...But I did note in grade school his 'singing' sounds conspiciously like a poor constipated soul...

Pity, if New Jersey REALLY wants a musical role model they only need look to this man....


20 posted on 06/23/2006 1:12:18 PM PDT by akorahil (Thank You and God bless all Veterans. Truly, the real heroes.)
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To: divine_moment_of_facts
Springsteen Mocks Ann Coulter

Isn't that a bit like a professional wrestling fan mocking a navy seal?

21 posted on 06/23/2006 1:12:42 PM PDT by papertyger (Evil preys on civility.)
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To: papertyger
Isn't that a bit like a professional wrestling fan mocking a navy seal?

Like this guy? Make fun of him for a Twofer!


22 posted on 06/23/2006 1:15:21 PM PDT by akorahil (Thank You and God bless all Veterans. Truly, the real heroes.)
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To: divine_moment_of_facts

I would love to see him debate Coulter.
She would tear him up.


23 posted on 06/23/2006 1:17:01 PM PDT by Names Ash Housewares
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To: LibWhacker
I never liked him and his phony blue-collar crap. Does he still do concerts, and if so, why hasn't he suffered the Dixie Chicks' fate with his blue-collar fans?

I don't think he has carried any "blue collar" fans with him since the 1970's. He has a lot of limousine liberal fans who describe the preachy multimillionaire singer gouging fans with extreme ticket prices as an "everyman" entertainer.

24 posted on 06/23/2006 1:17:14 PM PDT by Ghengis (Alexander was a wuss!)
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To: papertyger

BS has always had a God awful voice. Sounds like he's just screeching. What is his appeal??


25 posted on 06/23/2006 1:17:14 PM PDT by TNCMAXQ
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To: divine_moment_of_facts

Coulter would make mince-meat out of Springsteen. All she would have to do is ask him questions and expose his ignorance. Macho Springsteen getting pummelled by a "girl". Now that I'd like to see.


26 posted on 06/23/2006 1:17:48 PM PDT by plain talk
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To: divine_moment_of_facts

"As for the Iraq war, he commented, "You don’t take your country into a major war on circumstantial evidence -- you lose your job for that. "

I thought GWB was re-elected???

Bruce, stay away from the AMP's they are damaging your brain.


27 posted on 06/23/2006 1:17:51 PM PDT by 12th_Monkey
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To: Borges
Oh, his fans were THOSE KIND of blue-collar fans! I've known my share of them, with their little Lenin caps and pins. Okay, thanks... makes perfect sense now.

The only thing he ever did that I halfway liked to hear (but not see) was Born in the USA.

28 posted on 06/23/2006 1:18:31 PM PDT by LibWhacker
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To: Lekker 1

He was a shitty vocalists back in the 1960s & 70s. His voice sounds like he gargled with Drano.


29 posted on 06/23/2006 1:18:48 PM PDT by Cobra64 (All we get are lame ideas from Republicans and lame criticism from dems about those lame ideas.)
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To: divine_moment_of_facts

His concert got bad reviews so he bashes Coulter!


30 posted on 06/23/2006 1:19:03 PM PDT by OldFriend (I Pledge Allegiance to the Flag.....and My Heart to the Soldier Who Protects It.)
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To: divine_moment_of_facts

Making fun of Ann Coulter seems to be one way to get into the news.

These guys are fishing for a line.


31 posted on 06/23/2006 1:19:48 PM PDT by bannie (The government which robs Peter to pay Paul can always depend upon the support of Paul.)
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To: All

These musicians don't really give fans of their music much choice.

If they want to go to the concert, then it means that they have to listen to political commentary (on their own dime and time), and political commentary to which they are not allowed to respond.

So I don't see that conservative fans really have much choice but to stay home.

I recently went to a local venue to hear two folk artists. The first one was great. The second one was a guy from Canada who was really different and good, but halfway through the show, he decided that the would do a Bash-Bush song called 'Junior' and I swear it wasn't even original. It was a bunch of strung together cliched 'Bush lied people died' type lyrics. OK, there were some in the audience who obviously liked it and cheered. But there were a lot of us who just sat there, and of course out of politeness, you just sit there and they get to have their say.

But as soon as he was done, a good bunch of us just high-tailed it out of there. Normally at these things, the audience stays and talks to the artist and buys their CDs. but this guy lost at least half his audience, and that amounted to several hundred dollars in CD sales.


32 posted on 06/23/2006 1:20:29 PM PDT by Madeleine Ward
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To: akorahil

Touche'


33 posted on 06/23/2006 1:20:49 PM PDT by papertyger (Evil preys on civility.)
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To: Al Simmons
They both sucked s**t when I was in college...25 years ago...nothing's changed...

As did Pete Seeger when I went to college 40 years ago. Both Jane Fondites.

34 posted on 06/23/2006 1:21:46 PM PDT by Cobra64 (All we get are lame ideas from Republicans and lame criticism from dems about those lame ideas.)
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To: divine_moment_of_facts

It's truly sad when these idiots begin to believe their own press releases.


35 posted on 06/23/2006 1:21:59 PM PDT by Spok (He who bites the hand that feeds him will also lick the boot that kicks him.)
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To: Al Simmons

"Springsteen. What a maroon!!!!!"

Maroon=Musician


36 posted on 06/23/2006 1:22:29 PM PDT by RobRoy
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To: papertyger

His music sucks wet dog fur...always has and always will...He needs to look at being the opening act for the Dixie Hicks...


37 posted on 06/23/2006 1:22:50 PM PDT by nikos1121
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To: Military family member

"You don’t take your country into a major war on circumstantial evidence -- you lose your job for that. "

Since when did Springsteen ever have a job??? He really was one of the best till he got demorat on the brain . What a freakin' a$$hole he turned out to be .


38 posted on 06/23/2006 1:22:52 PM PDT by Renegade
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To: divine_moment_of_facts

"Pete" Seeger songs? God, can't wait to spend $60 to hear this a-hole singing Little Boxes (Made of Ticky Tocky...)


39 posted on 06/23/2006 1:24:39 PM PDT by nikos1121 (There's only two kinds of music.....Good music and Bad music--Louis Armstrong...)
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To: Renegade

He always has been Dem. The day after Reagan was elected in 1980, Springsteen gave a speech at his concert about how scared he was where the country was going.


40 posted on 06/23/2006 1:25:26 PM PDT by Borges
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To: MPJackal
"Ah, the Boss, truly one of the great thinkers of our time. NOT."

Ah, the Boss, truly one of the great screamers of our time.

The guy never could sing.
41 posted on 06/23/2006 1:25:30 PM PDT by GunnyHartman (The DNC, misunderestimating Dubya's strategery since 2000.)
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To: Ghengis
He has a lot of limousine liberal fans who describe the preachy multimillionaire singer gouging fans with extreme ticket prices as an "everyman" entertainer.

I think you've hit the nail on the head. I was blue collar until I went back to college. Everyone in my family has been blue collar, so I know "the culture" pretty well. He's always struck me as a big phony. Never could stand watching his videos.

42 posted on 06/23/2006 1:25:48 PM PDT by LibWhacker
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To: Al Simmons

His voice makes me cringe almost as much as Dylan's.


43 posted on 06/23/2006 1:26:02 PM PDT by FearlessFreep (Excuse me. But are those your legs or are you riding a chicken?)
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To: Lekker 1

After Fats Domino and before Depeche Mode, there was this guy... That's about it. Some people think the sun shines out of his ass, but I've never been impressed.


44 posted on 06/23/2006 1:27:20 PM PDT by ClaudiusI
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To: cdga5for4

He is a has been. Holding on to what little bit of glory he may have had. He will be playing county fairs in a few years.


45 posted on 06/23/2006 1:27:27 PM PDT by FearlessFreep (Excuse me. But are those your legs or are you riding a chicken?)
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To: OldFriend; All
Springsteen helped Asbury Park stay a Hell Hole for decades and was responsible for keeping that dive bar The Stone Pony from being torn down... While he lives in luxury
46 posted on 06/23/2006 1:28:32 PM PDT by divine_moment_of_facts ("Liberals see what they believe... Conservatives believe what they see")
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To: divine_moment_of_facts
Bad move Brucie. Like all Conservatives, Ann can not only dish it out, she can take it too.

I am eagerly awaiting Ann's response to you Brucie- can you handle the incoming without whining? I doubt it.
47 posted on 06/23/2006 1:29:25 PM PDT by F.J. Mitchell (Our troops should never be punished for infractions that don't exceed the Sadism of our foes.)
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To: divine_moment_of_facts

I've always ranked Springsteen an one of the most overrated rockers ever--right up there with Pink Floyd, Neil Young, and Frank Zappa (flame away!).


48 posted on 06/23/2006 1:32:31 PM PDT by Buck W. (If you push something hard enough, it will fall over.)
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To: Buck W.

Zappa was a lot more then a 'Rocker'.


49 posted on 06/23/2006 1:33:11 PM PDT by Borges
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To: divine_moment_of_facts

I listen to an internet western radio station. I used to rate it five out of five stars. Then, they started adding in stuff like Garth Brooks and Pete Seeger, and I rated it down to four out of five. Now, they've added *two* Bruce Springsteen albums to the rotation, including this Pete Seeger crap. It's down to three out of three. I give the BS songs the thumbs down every time they come on, but I'm close to dropping the station. I think I'd hate his music even if he was a conservative. I hate how he keeps his teeth gritted when he sings. It's like listening to McCain sing.


50 posted on 06/23/2006 1:33:22 PM PDT by Rastus
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