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Stevie Nicks Gives iPods To Wounded Soldiers
Starpulse Blog ^ | 6/23/06 | Unattributed

Posted on 08/26/2006 5:57:16 PM PDT by Huntress

Singer Steve Nicks is doing her part to support U.S. troops by donating hundreds of iPods to soldiers wounded in Iraq. The former Fleetwood Mac star regularly visits soldiers at the National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland.

She explains, "I refuse to be pulled into the politics of war. But once these soldiers sign up, go to war and come back to a hospital, I will do whatever it takes to make them better." Nicks has provided iPods loaded with her music, along with fellow artists Aerosmith and Elvis Presley.

She has also sent baby clothes to war widows, joined bedside vigils and with the United Service Organization (USO), hopes to provide every returning soldier with a music player. She adds, "Any one of them could be my own child. You can't help falling in love with every one of them."


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: bethesda; class; donations; fleetwoodmac; generosity; ipod; ipods; iraq; music; nicks; soldiers; stevie; stevienicks; supportourtroops; supportthetroops; war; waronterror; wot; woundedsoldiers
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"I refuse to be pulled into the politics of war. But once these soldiers sign up, go to war and come back to a hospital, I will do whatever it takes to make them better."

This is a couple of months old, but I decided to post it because Miss Nicks' attitude is such a nice contrast to those of Willie Nelson, Barbra Streisand, et al.

1 posted on 08/26/2006 5:57:17 PM PDT by Huntress
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To: Huntress

Class. Makes me want to go play one of her records again, a lovely lady of class.


2 posted on 08/26/2006 5:58:29 PM PDT by Bangupjob
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To: Huntress

Were the iPods loaded with songs with her billy-goat voice?


3 posted on 08/26/2006 5:58:32 PM PDT by TommyDale (It's time to dismiss the Duke fake rape case, Mr. Nifong!)
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To: Huntress

Compare and contrast to the putrid harpies of Code Pink, who stand outside VA hospitals and veterans' funerals and wave vile signs.


4 posted on 08/26/2006 6:00:58 PM PDT by Bangupjob
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To: TommyDale

If you were a sick vet, wouldn't you want at least one of her songs on your iPod? I would. Almost everything she ever sang was luminous, gorgeous, soulful and orginal.


5 posted on 08/26/2006 6:02:08 PM PDT by Bangupjob
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To: TommyDale
Were the iPods loaded with songs with her billy-goat voice?

" Nicks has provided iPods loaded with her music, along with fellow artists Aerosmith and Elvis Presley.

Reading isn't your strong point eh?

6 posted on 08/26/2006 6:03:02 PM PDT by mistybella
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To: Huntress

Nice find. Thanks for posting this. It contrasts well with the recent post about the barking moonbat Linda Ronstadt.

Bless Stevie for the good she is doing for out troops.


7 posted on 08/26/2006 6:03:07 PM PDT by mplsconservative
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To: Huntress

Thank you, Stevie!


8 posted on 08/26/2006 6:05:37 PM PDT by gathersnomoss
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To: TommyDale

So how many i-pods have you sent to wounded soldiers? Not a good place for your snotty remarks.


9 posted on 08/26/2006 6:06:33 PM PDT by ozzymandus
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To: Huntress
Good for her. This is the way the true Movie and Musical Stars of old regarded our soldiers. Only difference is their true support of our war efforts.
10 posted on 08/26/2006 6:06:54 PM PDT by shield (A wise man's heart is at his RIGHT hand; but a fool's heart at his LEFT. Ecc 10:2)
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To: Huntress

Maybe Martha Stewart can provide the hard fighting troops with some elegant table napkins, and Paul Newman with jars of his "Paul's Own" spaghetti sauce? Any other idee-errsfor the celebrities we worship? Oh yes, and Paris Hilton could provide her used underwear to the troops guarding the Abu Ghraib prison.


11 posted on 08/26/2006 6:07:16 PM PDT by Revolting cat! ("In the end, nothing explains anything.")
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To: Huntress

What a nice thing to do. I want our guys to have as much as possible to entertain them and to tell them how very much we care about and appreciate them.


12 posted on 08/26/2006 6:07:47 PM PDT by Bahbah (Goldwasser, Regev and Shalit, we are praying for you...and now Steve and Olaf.)
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To: ozzymandus

Hey, more power to her. I'm glad she is doing something positive. She just has a voice that not everyone likes.


13 posted on 08/26/2006 6:07:53 PM PDT by TommyDale (It's time to dismiss the Duke fake rape case, Mr. Nifong!)
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To: Huntress
"I refuse to be pulled into the politics of war."

Her actions speak much louder than mere words.............

14 posted on 08/26/2006 6:08:39 PM PDT by AwesomePossum
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To: TommyDale

It's nice to know that no matter how nice someone is, there's someone on FR to make a snotty uncalled for remark.


15 posted on 08/26/2006 6:08:44 PM PDT by Richard Kimball (The most important thing is sincerity. Once you can fake that, everything else is easy.)
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To: Coop; SandRat

ping!


16 posted on 08/26/2006 6:09:36 PM PDT by RDTF ("We love death. The US loves life. That is the big difference between us two. Osama Bin laden)
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To: mistybella; ozzymandus
It was a joke. "billy-goat voiced" wasn't used because it is a colorful metaphor, but in reference to an episode of South Park. Next time, think before you jump down other members throats. Thanks.
17 posted on 08/26/2006 6:09:40 PM PDT by Hexenhammer
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To: Huntress
Aside from playing at Clintoon's convention, I'll give her accolades too.

But I still live in the 70's.


18 posted on 08/26/2006 6:09:42 PM PDT by Clint N. Suhks (If you don't love Jesus, you can go to hell.)
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To: Clint N. Suhks

I caught you!


19 posted on 08/26/2006 6:11:06 PM PDT by angcat ("IF YOU DON'T STAND BEHIND OUR TROOPS, PLEASE, FEEL FREE TO STAND IN FRONT OF THEM !")
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To: Huntress

Saw her years ago at Folk City on West Fourth Street (where Dylan once played) when she was the female half of Buckingham Nicks.


20 posted on 08/26/2006 6:11:08 PM PDT by firebrand
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