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Kennedy Center honors Streisand, Freeman, Daltrey
http://apnews.myway.com/article/20081207/D94U5VTG1.html ^ | December 7, 2008 | BRETT ZONGKER

Posted on 12/07/2008 6:21:44 PM PST by Enchante

WASHINGTON (AP) - Barbra Streisand is visiting the White House on Sunday but says she'll play nice. "Art," she says, "transcends politics this weekend."

Streisand, a vocal critic of President George W. Bush, has the awkward honor of visiting 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue during one of Washington's few A-list events.

(Excerpt) Read more at apnews.myway.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events; US: District of Columbia
KEYWORDS: dopeydems; hollywood; lauraingraham; shutupandsing; streisand; whitehouse
Baba Streisand will try to be civil for one day of her life...... it's actually better that she be honored now, since if she received this honor under the Obamanation administration the mutual gushing lovefest would be unbearable.
1 posted on 12/07/2008 6:21:45 PM PST by Enchante
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To: Enchante

Wow. Poor President Bush.


2 posted on 12/07/2008 6:23:18 PM PST by HokieMom (Pacepa : Can the U.S. afford a president who can't recognize anti-Americanism?)
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To: HokieMom
Wow. Poor President Bush.

LOL!

It was Daltrey who said, "I get on my knees and pray we don't get fooled again," which will be the innaugural theme song of Sarah Palin.

If the nation survives to elect another president, that is.

3 posted on 12/07/2008 6:26:58 PM PST by the invisib1e hand (making full use of an unfair advantage in the marketplace of ideas)
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To: Enchante

Way to go Roger,
One fine collection of work.
As for Mrs. Brolin, too bad you ate all of Hermosa Beach and stopped being a singer and instead of grew fat and gross.


4 posted on 12/07/2008 6:27:15 PM PST by Joe Boucher (An enemy of Islam)
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To: Enchante

Okay, who’d going to post that picture of her looking like the slobby old hag that she is?


5 posted on 12/07/2008 6:28:56 PM PST by Past Your Eyes (All points of view tolerated...as long as they agree with mine.)
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To: Enchante

The better the voice the emptier the head. (Resonance)


6 posted on 12/07/2008 6:29:47 PM PST by hiho hiho
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To: Past Your Eyes

oh, please, that was my biggest fear in posting this thread — that we will have to see her see-through dress with those saggy boobs yet again.... NO NO NO..... don’t do it, whoever is thinking of that right now, don’t do it! :^)


7 posted on 12/07/2008 6:30:21 PM PST by Enchante (Countless Innocents in Mumbai, India Suffer the "Religion of Peace" in Action)
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To: Enchante

...glad to see the two surviving members of The Who honored....I always liked them anyway, but the free concert they gave in New York after 9-11 was the greatest single rock performance I’ve ever seen....they tore the house down at Madison Square Garden....and that’s saying something.


8 posted on 12/07/2008 6:31:49 PM PST by STONEWALLS
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To: Enchante

I won’t post the picture.
It burns my eyes out.

The woman should be hear and not seen. Just singing too, none of that other crap.


9 posted on 12/07/2008 6:32:26 PM PST by netmilsmom (Psalm 109:8 - Let his days be few; and let another take his office)
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To: Enchante

One of the honorees was George Jones “No-Show Jones”. He is one of my favorites.


10 posted on 12/07/2008 6:34:13 PM PST by i_dont_chat
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To: i_dont_chat

http://apnews.myway.com/image/20081206/Kennedy_Center_Honors.sff_DCKW117_20081206232835.html?date=20081207&docid=D94U5VTG1

PHotos of the recepients.


11 posted on 12/07/2008 6:35:42 PM PST by i_dont_chat
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To: Enchante
Roger Daltrey was always prettier than Babs:


12 posted on 12/07/2008 6:36:40 PM PST by LibFreeOrDie (Obama promised a gold mine, but he will give us the shaft.)
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To: Enchante

Awesome to read that BB King went there, and was honored in the 90’s. I saw him play a few years ago.

And Pete Townshend and Roger Daltrey being honored is really cool.

I wonder if they had an SG available for Pete to smash...


13 posted on 12/07/2008 6:37:14 PM PST by wastedyears ("Al Gore is an apostle of arrogance." - Vaclav Klaus, Pres. of Czech Republic)
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To: Enchante

Roger? He’s not qualified or eligible, rather! What, does he claim he was born in Hawaii too? let’s see his birth certificate!


14 posted on 12/07/2008 6:37:48 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Everytime they open their mouth they shoot themselves in the foot.)
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To: Enchante

Memories: Hillary Versus Barbra Streisand
Excerpt

Hillary had, in fact, rushed back to the White House after getting the news that Streisand—who performed at the inauguration—had spent a night in the plush and historic Lincoln bedroom while Hillary was grieving over her comatose father in a depressing and sterile hospital room. (The White House spin was that Hillary had returned to handle urgent business regarding her health care program.)

She had also heard that during her absence Bill, spiffy in a black-sequined tuxedo, had escorted Streisand and his mother, who had become very friendly with the singer, to the Gridiron Dinner, an annual media-politico event. There, in a party-hardy mood, the president wailed on his sax to the Coasters’ golden oldie, “Yakety Yak.”

Hillary was livid. Soon after her return, reporters noticed a vicious-looking scratch on the president’s face. Queried, White House spokes­woman Dee Dee Myers dismissed it as a shaving cut. Later, after leaving the White House, she hedged. “I’m the idiot who said he cut himself shaving before I’d seen him. Then I saw him—it was a big scratch, clearly not a shaving cut. Barbra Streisand was clearly around at the time,” she said.

Tales of a bloody confrontation between the Clintons prompted by Streisand’s visit circulated wildly. Paul Fray put it succinctly: “Hillary left Little Rock like a rocket, went back, and caught the son of a bitch. You know who got hit in the chops, who got smacked around.”

http://sweetness-light.com/archive/flashback-hillary-and-barbra-streisand


15 posted on 12/07/2008 6:38:07 PM PST by donna (Sarah Palin: A Feminist, not a Conservative.)
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To: Enchante

what art?


16 posted on 12/07/2008 6:38:08 PM PST by Recovering Ex-hippie (Obozo.....friend of dictators and wannabee revoluuuushionaries !)
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To: i_dont_chat

and I love, absolutely love, George Jones - HE IS COUNTRY MUSIC!!!!


17 posted on 12/07/2008 6:42:03 PM PST by BamaDi (Jindal/Steele - my new choice!)
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To: Enchante; NYC GOP Chick
Much as I love Daltrey (on my list of Cool Old Guys), isn't he still a citizen of the UK? I thought such honors were only bestowed on Americans.

Nevertheless, here's hoping Daltrey does some mic turning and knocks out Babs while doing so.

18 posted on 12/07/2008 6:42:23 PM PST by Clemenza (Red is the Color of Virility, Blue is the Color of Impotence)
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To: LibFreeOrDie

great video here

Even John Entwistle in this one RIP

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2dYVKB1MRIE


19 posted on 12/07/2008 6:42:39 PM PST by 54skylark
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To: Past Your Eyes

20 posted on 12/07/2008 6:46:24 PM PST by BerryDingle (I know how to deal with communists, I still wear their scars on my back from Hollywood-Ronald Reagan)
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To: hiho hiho
The better the voice the emptier the head. (Resonance)

Babs voice always made me think of a hyena being molested by a gang of porcupines.

21 posted on 12/07/2008 6:49:21 PM PST by Grizzled Bear ("Does not play well with others.")
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To: Enchante

22 posted on 12/07/2008 6:52:00 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Everytime they open their mouth they shoot themselves in the foot.)
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To: Revolting cat!

Character.


23 posted on 12/07/2008 6:52:56 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Everytime they open their mouth they shoot themselves in the foot.)
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To: LibFreeOrDie

two of my favorite pictures! thanks for posting them.


24 posted on 12/07/2008 7:18:09 PM PST by gussiefinknottle (woof!woof!woof!)
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To: gussiefinknottle

Nice to see my Boy’s Roger and Pete show up, Just saw them on 11/9 in LA from the 5th row. Best money I have ever spent,

You just know Pete was saying to himself the whole night “Wankers to the left of me, Wankers to the right”


25 posted on 12/07/2008 7:22:40 PM PST by DAC21
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To: DAC21

i think i have pete and roger to thank for my loss of hearing. i listened
to them at such a loud volume for so many years i can’t hear very well!
i saw them a number of times, too. does roger’s voice still
manage to hit the big notes?


26 posted on 12/07/2008 7:29:09 PM PST by gussiefinknottle (woof!woof!woof!)
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To: 54skylark

“great video here

Even John Entwistle in this one RIP”

So you like 5:15 from the Quadrophenia tour in the mid ninties. I do too. Here’s one of my favorites from 1969:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3R4hXlWur9Y

Enjoy.


27 posted on 12/07/2008 7:57:26 PM PST by Walvoord
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To: HokieMom
"Poor President Bush ?"

You've got to be kidding me ! If President Pollyanna doesn't have the balls to order her kept from the White House it's his own problem.....With all the crap she has spouted she could reasonably be considered a threat.

Typical Bush, trying to make friends with his enemies, but at least his inaction is only hurting himself this time.

28 posted on 12/07/2008 8:05:18 PM PST by SENTINEL (SGT USMC COMBAT VET.)
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To: wastedyears

“I wonder if they had an SG available for Pete to smash...”

I thought he got over that. And these days he plays Stratocasters (interestingly enough, Eric Clapton Signature Strats).


29 posted on 12/07/2008 8:47:36 PM PST by ZirconEncrustedTweezers (Destined to take the place of the Mud Shark in your mythology!)
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To: ZirconEncrustedTweezers; All
“I wonder if they had an SG available for Pete to smash...” I thought he got over that. And these days he plays Stratocasters (interestingly enough, Eric Clapton Signature Strats).

Pete never smashed up good guitars. I never saw him smash up the Les Paul's he use to play.
I didn't know Kennedy Center honoured non US citizens. I'm a huge WHO fan, especially the original (Pete Townsend, Roger Daltrey, Keith Moon and John Entwhistle) members.
30 posted on 12/07/2008 10:13:27 PM PST by truthguy (Good intentions are not enough!)
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To: i_dont_chat

Do you see Bab’s hand creeping up Morgan’s thigh? He is looking down at it like it’s a bug.


31 posted on 12/07/2008 10:18:18 PM PST by Yaelle
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To: ZirconEncrustedTweezers

He’s played a lot of stuff. Though every time I see somebody trashing a guitar, I get a little sad inside. It’s a perfectly good instrument getting destroyed on stage.

I’ve been playing the same Stratocaster for 5 years, so I guess I’m a little biased.


32 posted on 12/07/2008 10:42:51 PM PST by wastedyears ("Al Gore is an apostle of arrogance." - Vaclav Klaus, Pres. of Czech Republic)
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To: SENTINEL

She was invited by the White House.


33 posted on 12/07/2008 10:52:28 PM PST by Borges
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To: truthguy

“Pete never smashed up good guitars. I never saw him smash up the Les Paul’s he use to play.”

Dunno about that, but he sure did smack up a lot of SG’s. Sure, they’re cheap as Gibsons go, but still not cheap.

But on that note, I only ever saw Kurt Cobain smash up Japanese Strats, never his Jaguar or Mustangs.


34 posted on 12/08/2008 7:09:41 AM PST by ZirconEncrustedTweezers (Destined to take the place of the Mud Shark in your mythology!)
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To: Clemenza

They don’t make US citizenship a requirement - I think they look for impact in the USA but not citizenship. The award has been given to Pavarotti, Andrew Lloyd Webber, and even Elton John:

http://www.kennedy-center.org/programs/specialevents/honors/history.cfm


35 posted on 12/08/2008 7:55:39 AM PST by Enchante (Countless Innocents in Mumbai, India Suffer the "Religion of Peace" in Action)
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To: hiho hiho
The better the voice the emptier the head. (Resonance)

Following that rule, then Streisand should be a genius....

36 posted on 12/08/2008 8:00:22 AM PST by Citizen Blade (What would Ronald Reagan do?)
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To: Clemenza

Yes. He and Pete are both proud Brits.

Trivia: Daltrey once did a cameo in a Babs video about 25 years ago. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C-slIu4pqQ8


37 posted on 12/08/2008 8:30:17 AM PST by NYC GOP Chick ("Lights up on Washington Heights, Up at the break of day...")
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To: ZirconEncrustedTweezers

As far as I know, he last smashed one in ‘02 or ‘04. I think it was at Jones Beach.


38 posted on 12/08/2008 8:35:44 AM PST by NYC GOP Chick ("Lights up on Washington Heights, Up at the break of day...")
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To: wastedyears

As a guitarist myself, I don’t like watching anyone destroy their instruments either. To me, my guitars are part of my being.

Looking at your handle, by any chance are you an Iron Maiden fan?


39 posted on 12/08/2008 8:41:18 AM PST by ZirconEncrustedTweezers (Destined to take the place of the Mud Shark in your mythology!)
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To: ZirconEncrustedTweezers; wastedyears

I’ve always disliked the guitar-smashing thing, don’t know how any musician can do it. Apparently Pete Townshend and Jimi Hendrix fought over who would “get to do it” at the Monterey Pop Festival in 1967......

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Monterey_Pop_Festival

The Who

Although already a big act in the UK, and gaining some attention in the US, Monterey was the concert that propelled The Who into the American mainstream. The band’s famed performance was decided by a coin toss, since guitarists Pete Townshend and Jimi Hendrix each refused to go on after the other. The Who won, and went on to perform an explosive show which ended with the band destroying their instruments.

Jimi Hendrix

Hendrix, inspired by Pete Townshend’s guitar-smashing, ended his Monterey performance with an unpredictable version of “Wild Thing”, which he capped by kneeling over his guitar with playful reverence, pouring lighter fluid over it, setting it aflame, and then smashing it.[4] This produced unforeseen sounds and these actions contributed to his rising popularity in the USA [5]


40 posted on 12/08/2008 8:52:45 AM PST by Enchante (Countless Innocents in Mumbai, India Suffer the "Religion of Peace" in Action)
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To: Enchante

I’ve got a book somewhere with a picture of Hendrix playing a white Strat with two large cracks in the body. It looks like the guitar was smashed and reassembled.


41 posted on 12/08/2008 8:54:28 AM PST by ZirconEncrustedTweezers (Destined to take the place of the Mud Shark in your mythology!)
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To: ZirconEncrustedTweezers

Yes I am, the biggest fan of Iron Maiden I know of. A bit vain, but nobody I know has all their studio albums.


42 posted on 12/08/2008 3:29:08 PM PST by wastedyears ("Al Gore is an apostle of arrogance." - Vaclav Klaus, Pres. of Czech Republic)
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To: LibFreeOrDie

He’s got the Susan Anspach look


43 posted on 12/08/2008 8:28:13 PM PST by dennisw (Never bet on Islam! ::::: Never bet on a false prophet!)
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