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Meet the new Boss: ("how Bush ruined America")
the guardian ^ | 01/18/2009

Posted on 01/19/2009 5:06:15 AM PST by darkness78

It's Bruce Springsteen in utterly candid mode, discussing how Bush ruined America, and how he coped with recent tragedies of his own. But with a new president, the singer has a fresh optimism - hell, he even loves his local supermarket now

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: brucespringsteen; bush; shutupandsing; springsteen
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1 posted on 01/19/2009 5:06:15 AM PST by darkness78
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To: darkness78
Barack Obama came to see him play live and confessed to his wife that he was only running for president because he couldn't be Bruce Springsteen.

Oh, gag.

2 posted on 01/19/2009 5:10:45 AM PST by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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To: darkness78

Is there a more over rated aging singer in America? I could never understand why Americans liked this guy. He never made it overseas anywhere outside of America that I know of.


3 posted on 01/19/2009 5:11:01 AM PST by Aussiebabe
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To: darkness78
Springsteen is just trying to capitalize on the anti-Bush hysteria and make a quick buck. At the top of the article is a link where you can download Springsteen's new album, lol.

Imho, Springsteen is a has been who was always overrated.

4 posted on 01/19/2009 5:11:43 AM PST by khnyny ("The demagogue is one who preaches doctrines he knows to be untrue to men he knows to be idiots.")
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To: darkness78

I promise you this will be the theme of the Left for the next four years - how it’s all Bush’s fault, because he ruined America so badly that the living god Obama couldn’t even fix it.


5 posted on 01/19/2009 5:11:49 AM PST by JustaCowgirl (I can support a person I don't always agree with. What I can never support is a person I don't trust)
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To: darkness78

Stuck-On-Stupid...


6 posted on 01/19/2009 5:11:50 AM PST by Edgerunner (Second Amendment Spoken Here)
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To: Aussiebabe

Bruce the douche.


7 posted on 01/19/2009 5:12:07 AM PST by tommyboy
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To: darkness78

...Same as the old boss ... we won’t get fooled again.


8 posted on 01/19/2009 5:13:39 AM PST by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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To: darkness78

“They aint seen nuttin yet”


9 posted on 01/19/2009 5:15:48 AM PST by xcamel (The urge to save humanity is always a false front for the urge to rule it. - H. L. Mencken)
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To: darkness78

In perhaps the most widely televised bit of irony in the history of the transistor, Springsteen is going to sing: “Born in the USA” at Obama’s love fest.


10 posted on 01/19/2009 5:15:48 AM PST by IamConservative (Will Work for Bailout)
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To: darkness78

BRUCE RESEARCHING THIS TOPIC!

11 posted on 01/19/2009 5:17:28 AM PST by Vaquero ( "an armed society is a polite society" Robert A. Heinlein)
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To: darkness78

liberal democrat atheists bringing you totalitarianism on a silver platter....but don’t lift the cover.

IMHO


12 posted on 01/19/2009 5:20:31 AM PST by ripley
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To: darkness78
Barack Hussein Obama is an empty Kenyan Socialist suit who will never be my president.

Most of all, Barack Hussien Obama will be given the same respect that HE and his comrades gave PRESIDENT GEORGE W. BUSH.

13 posted on 01/19/2009 5:20:48 AM PST by Paige ("All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing," Edmund Burke)
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To: darkness78

Sh**. I stopped listening to this overrated yahoo a long long time ago. Springsteen has all the depth of puppy pee on a sidewalk in summertime.


14 posted on 01/19/2009 5:22:47 AM PST by theDentist (Qwerty ergo typo : I type, therefore I misspelll)
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To: darkness78

I never liked him or his stupid music. He is a washed up has been looking for something to relight his failing career.

“Oh, those glory days, gone in the wink of an eye”


15 posted on 01/19/2009 5:24:00 AM PST by stockpirate (A people unwilling to use violent force to remain free deserves the despots they are ruled by.)
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To: darkness78

Met him once, at Dan Tana’a Restaurant in LA—for much of the early and mid-90s, Mr. Man of the People lived in a Beverly Hills mansion in the most exclusive part of BH.

Didn’t watch the Zerofest Sunday and won’t watch anything tomorrow.


16 posted on 01/19/2009 5:25:29 AM PST by Mac from Cleveland (Joe Biden behind a microphone is like Ted Kennedy behind a steering wheel)
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To: darkness78
This guy's nuts!


MH There's a song on this album - Queen of the Supermarket - about a guy who has a terrible crush on a check-out girl. Where on earth did that spring from?

BS"They opened up this big, beautiful supermarket near where we lived. Patti and I would go down, and I remember walking through the aisles - I hadn't been in one in a while - and I thought his place is spectacular. This place is... it's a fantasy land! And then I started to get into it. I started looking around and hmmm - the subtext in here is so heavy! It's like, 'Do people really want to shop in this store or do they just want to screw on the floor?'" [laughs]

MH Sometimes it's about buying groceries, you know...

BS "But maybe... [laughs] maybe there's this other thing going on. In the States they're sort of shameless, the bounty in them is overflowing. So the sexual subtext in the supermarket; well, perhaps, it's just twisted me."

MH It must be really hard to go shopping with you.

BS "I'm telling you, it's there! So I came home, said: 'Wow, the supermarket is fantastic, it's my new favourite place. And I'm going to write a song about it!' If there's a supermarket and all these things are there, well, there has to be a queen. And if you go there, of course there is. There's millions of them, so it's kind of a song about finding beauty where it's ignored or where it's passed by."

17 posted on 01/19/2009 5:26:22 AM PST by raybbr (It's going to get a lot worse now that the anchor babies are voting!)
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To: darkness78

Wonder what Speen-sting is gonna think in the next 4 years. He along with this other pompous, ignorant minions will be bashing Bush to cover up the big suprise all of us will be facing in the near future! What a no-talent boor!


18 posted on 01/19/2009 5:27:26 AM PST by Dawgreg (Happiness is not having what you want, but wanting what you have.)
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To: darkness78

He went sharply downhill once “Born in the USA” came out. Irrelevant, uninteresting.


19 posted on 01/19/2009 5:30:27 AM PST by hypocritter
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To: darkness78

Bruce who?

Oh, you mean the guy who tried to eviscerate the NYPD with a song titled “41 Shots” and then a short time later (after 9-11) was trying to promote himself as the NYPD’s biggest fan?


20 posted on 01/19/2009 5:32:08 AM PST by tanknetter
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To: DuncanWaring

The “Boss” (in his own mind) has played the same music with different words for the past 30 years. Listen to the music of “Born in the USA” to “Glory Days”. See what I mean? The words of his songs have become more garbled over the years. That’s what happens to a drug-addled brain.


21 posted on 01/19/2009 5:38:01 AM PST by hdstmf
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To: raybbr
Springsteen= a out of touch socialist millionaire tool Barry Hussein a$$ kisser filled with white guilt.
22 posted on 01/19/2009 5:41:25 AM PST by 4yearlurker (Independence! The Federal Constitution,may it never fail. (~Caleb Earle -1811.))
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To: Aussiebabe
I can agree Bruce is overrated, but I did like some of his stuff. Blinded By The Light, Fire, and a few others.

He's just another jackass mouthing off like he thinks he knows something!

23 posted on 01/19/2009 5:49:37 AM PST by sirchtruth (Gravity Of The Situation...)
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To: darkness78

Bruce needs to take an Ex-lax.


24 posted on 01/19/2009 5:49:56 AM PST by autumnraine
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To: darkness78
"That dynamic in my life has been a big part of staying alive. Staying present. Not f***ing it up too bad at any given time. But it's a day-to-day experience. There's always tomorrow and, hopefully, you can use the word 'hopefully' now. You can live here, and use the word 'hopefully'. So that's pretty nice."

Please tell me what this guy is talking about.

25 posted on 01/19/2009 5:49:57 AM PST by Neverforget01
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To: hypocritter

He’s a perfect example of a mind destroyed by substance abuse.


26 posted on 01/19/2009 5:50:02 AM PST by Carley (Remember when we had a real President)
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To: darkness78

If the success and survival of America depended on this idiot, we would all be screwed. Bruce “Scumbag” Springsteen. What a pantload.


27 posted on 01/19/2009 5:50:27 AM PST by tenthirteen
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To: darkness78

Bruce just needs to shut up an sing....Oh, wait. I’ve heard him sing... Burce just needs to shut up.


28 posted on 01/19/2009 5:50:37 AM PST by tbpiper
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To: darkness78

It will be fun to watch the faithful sheep eat their own who stumble onto the truth that Obama’s making things worse.


29 posted on 01/19/2009 6:11:44 AM PST by MichiganConservative (You are a slave. The government is your owner and master. For many slaves, it is also their god.)
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To: darkness78

Springsteen; as big a fake as Bambi is.


30 posted on 01/19/2009 6:16:35 AM PST by Eric in the Ozarks
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To: Aussiebabe

We have to put up with this asshat at the Super Bowl. Thank God for mute buttons.


31 posted on 01/19/2009 6:28:36 AM PST by mortal19440
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To: raybbr
I hadn't been in one in a while - and I thought his place is spectacular.

Well, it's like this Bruce. When you have to buy the groceries yourself, you would rather not do it in dump. Wish I could afford your maids, cooks and butlers.

32 posted on 01/19/2009 6:38:29 AM PST by Poison Pill (Help, I've voted Republican and I can't get up!)
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To: darkness78

Bruce boy wouldn’t make a pimple on an elephants butt.


33 posted on 01/19/2009 6:53:13 AM PST by JamesA (He who hesitates is lost.)
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To: darkness78

Unbelievable. Is there anyone anywhere more full of himself?


34 posted on 01/19/2009 6:53:50 AM PST by motherof 3
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To: JamesA
"Bruce boy wouldn’t make a pimple on an elephants butt."

Recently I watched A Black and White Night on PBS ? and Springsteen couldn't carry Roy Orbison or James Burton's guitars. I really don't know much about elephants.

35 posted on 01/19/2009 7:26:53 AM PST by OldEagle
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To: Aussiebabe
Is there a more over rated aging singer in America?

None of his songs have a catchy melody, or are well written or memorable. His histrionics on stage have always been boring and predictable. He's just another Peter Frampton-type product of the banal mid 70's rock scene. All hype and no substance. A flaming mediocrity, as it were.

36 posted on 01/19/2009 7:37:25 AM PST by Nonstatist
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Well, it's like this Bruce. When you have to buy the groceries yourself, you would rather not do it in dump. Wish I could afford your maids, cooks and butlers.

The supreme irony is lost on this moron. He claims to be for the "little people" and sings about them but hasn't been in a grocery store for years.

He's such a useful idiot that he doesn't even know how idiotic his word are.

37 posted on 01/19/2009 7:59:45 AM PST by raybbr (It's going to get a lot worse now that the anchor babies are voting!)
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To: raybbr
The supreme irony is lost on this moron. He claims to be for the "little people" and sings about them but hasn't been in a grocery store for years.

He just ought to shut up, enjoy his millions and be glad most folks can't put 2 and 2 together. I 'll never get the millionaire rockstar/actor/model types who are happy as clams to use the free market to peddle their mediocre crap. Then, when they have collected all the money from the proles, tell them they've got it to good and ought to vote for higher taxes and less freedom.

On my way to work every day I pass a string of budget motels. The ones that have the nightly price up in lights. One day last summer I saw the show rigs and buses for Jimmy Buffett's roadies and crew parked in one of the lots. I had to laugh. Pretty sure Buffett who is a notorious shill for socialism was kickin' it at The Four Seasons.

38 posted on 01/19/2009 8:49:27 AM PST by Poison Pill (Help, I've voted Republican and I can't get up!)
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If only he could have said YES when Reagan invited him, that would have certainly made him a good musician!


39 posted on 01/19/2009 9:11:26 AM PST by darkness78 (y)
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To: darkness78

Okay, somebody’s got to ask the question...what’s Bruce’s Freeper name?


40 posted on 01/19/2009 9:13:27 AM PST by RichInOC (No! BAD Rich! (What'd I say?))
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To: darkness78

This is what happens when you have been so successful and made millions...

... Now you can say what the fuck you think about politicians and don’t give a damn about what others have to say...

...and still, continue to make millions, sell records, get awards and gathering crowds at your concerts.

That’s definitely what we call to be a winner! (even if that hurts, but such is freedom of speech!)

“You don’t like my political views! I don’t care!”


41 posted on 01/19/2009 9:15:50 AM PST by darkness78 (y)
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To: raybbr

You know, I’ve been in some nice supermarkets, but I’ve never particularly felt the urge to grab somebody and get down to it in the aisles. Bruce appears to have developed some unsound tendencies on the way up.


42 posted on 01/19/2009 9:18:18 AM PST by RichInOC (No! BAD Rich! (What'd I say?))
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To: darkness78

Dylan Lite.


43 posted on 01/19/2009 9:20:00 AM PST by Revolting cat! (After all is said and done I'm goodier goodier than you!)
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To: darkness78
"Yes, because, you know... the whole place practically has come crashing down. [laughs] Yes, there is severe accounting being taken of it right now. We're going through something that we haven't gone through in my life. Foreign policy, domestic policy - driven to its breaking point. Everything got broken.
"And the philosophy that was at the base of the last administration has ruined many, many people's lives. The deregulation, the idea of the unfettered, free market, the blind foreign policy. This was a very radical group of people who pushed things in a very radical direction, had great success at moving things in that direction, and we are suffering the consequences."

No, Bruce, those 'radicals' actually made things better, for a time, until they lost their way, and their message got lost in their desire to be liked by the media, and to grab more goodies for their own districts and States. If the Republicans had stayed on message, the Democrats would not have been able to make the gains they made in Congress in 2006 and 2008, and Obama wouldn't even be a footnote in history, much less President.

Bruce and his liberal friends are ecstatic, because it seems they have gotten all they wished for. We'll have to see how it plays out, and if the country will be any better off, or any safer, with them at the helm. If Obama fails, I wonder what his worshipers will do?

44 posted on 01/19/2009 10:06:28 AM PST by SuziQ
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To: Neverforget01
Please tell me what this guy is talking about.

He's bashing Republicans for not giving people hope, and pushing the idea that Obama now offers that.

Of course, all the while the Republicans were been in office, for the 8 years of Reagan, the four of Bush 41, and the 8 of Bush 43, he's made millions of dollars, so I don't know what he has to complain about.

45 posted on 01/19/2009 10:11:13 AM PST by SuziQ
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To: RichInOC
You know, I’ve been in some nice supermarkets, but I’ve never particularly felt the urge to grab somebody and get down to it in the aisles. Bruce appears to have developed some unsound tendencies on the way up.

How about on a "bed" of lettuce?

Seriously, this shows that the Boss is completely frakked up mentally. He lives a cloistered life, Obama is elected and suddenly the world is new again.

It's unbelievable.

46 posted on 01/19/2009 10:59:03 AM PST by raybbr (It's going to get a lot worse now that the anchor babies are voting!)
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To: sirchtruth

Well, you are correct, I like Blinded by the Light too. I just looked it up. He did write it, but his version with his singing didn’t do well, and it was only when Manfred Mann’s Earth Band came out with its version was it a success. The article stated that this was the only song that he wrote that became #1.


47 posted on 01/19/2009 2:31:28 PM PST by Aussiebabe
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To: Aussiebabe

“The article stated that this was the only song that he wrote that became #1.”

He forgot:

Dancing in the Dark - 1984
Brilliant Disguise - 1987
Tunnel of Love - 1987
Human Touch - 1992

Not to mention that 8 of his albums reached the top of the chart (including the last one “Magic”)
http://mog.com/Mackenzie_P/blog_post/117234

I know, you don’t like that, it’s painfull...but THE WHOLE WORLD AND AMERICA DO LOVE SPRINGSTEEN MUSIC


48 posted on 01/20/2009 3:51:27 AM PST by darkness78 (y)
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To: darkness78

According to wikipedia (I know it is not always correct and has a leftist tint), none of these made #1.


49 posted on 01/20/2009 5:32:57 AM PST by Aussiebabe
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To: darkness78

p.s, the highest rated song that he performed according to another site was Hungry Heart which reached #5 in 1980. I think he mainly appeals to Americans, you rarely hear his songs played in Australia.


50 posted on 01/20/2009 5:38:14 AM PST by Aussiebabe
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