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Bruce (bald face Liar) Springsteen calls Wal-Mart deal a mistake
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Posted on 01/30/2009 7:46:12 PM PST by MAD-AS-HELL

In an interview with The New York Times, Bruce Springsteen says he shouldn't have made a deal with Wal-Mart. This month, the store started exclusively selling a Springsteen greatest-hits CD.

Some fans were critical because Springsteen has been a longtime supporter of worker's rights, and Wal-Mart has faced criticism for its labor practices. Springsteen's team didn't vet the issue as closely as it should have, and that he "dropped the ball on it," he told the Times for a story to be published in Sunday editions and previewed on its Web site.

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KEYWORDS: apology; bruce; draftdodger; leftists; liar; music; retail; springsteen; walmart
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Bruce is a frickin liar. His team didn't know? Bruce didn't know? If Brucie was so plugged into workers rights, he would have known about this since this has been a huge issue for Wal-Mart for YEARS if not more than a decade.

Bruce and his "people" knew EXACTLY who they were partnering with because it was the surest way to MAKE HUGE $$$$ selling his CD instead of going digital via downloads.

Someone should really call him on his bald face lie.

1 posted on 01/30/2009 7:46:12 PM PST by MAD-AS-HELL
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To: MAD-AS-HELL

Will he be giving his money to the Workers?


2 posted on 01/30/2009 7:48:19 PM PST by CaptainK (...please make it stop. Shake a can of pennies at it.)
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To: MAD-AS-HELL

My money says Springsteen has never walked into a wal-mart in his life.


3 posted on 01/30/2009 7:49:52 PM PST by My Favorite Headache (Forget the 3AM phone call. Obama can not even answer the phone at 3PM.)
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To: CaptainK

Do you mean that bears really aren’t Catholic and Popes don’t poop in the woods?


4 posted on 01/30/2009 7:50:26 PM PST by stboz
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To: MAD-AS-HELL

*Ping* for lib spousal unit how thinks Bruce is ‘god-like’.


5 posted on 01/30/2009 7:50:51 PM PST by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Uuuuuuuum, uh, uh...............aaannnnnnd....................................................um.)
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To: MAD-AS-HELL

This over-rated jerk is playing for the Super Bowl halftime show. Must Pee TV.


6 posted on 01/30/2009 7:51:22 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (I wish it was 20 January 2013. I've had enough of this crap already.)
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To: CaptainK

Great idea! BS Unemployment (Bruce Springstein)


7 posted on 01/30/2009 7:51:43 PM PST by DBCJR (What would you expect?)
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To: MAD-AS-HELL
Walmart. Workers’ rights.

All of the Walmart employees work there voluntarily, right?

Am I missing something (other than the obvious — that they are non-union and therefore are abusing workers)?

8 posted on 01/30/2009 7:53:14 PM PST by Ghost of Philip Marlowe (The people who cheered when OJ was acquitted are the same ones cheering now.)
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To: MAD-AS-HELL
He's so full of crap. He allowed Walmart to distribute his so-called music because he knows that they know how to sell.
9 posted on 01/30/2009 7:53:14 PM PST by tobyhill (Obama gets no free pass from Free Republic!)
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To: MAD-AS-HELL

I don’t get Bruce Springsteen. Bad whiny voice, nonsensical lyrics and a fake working class image. He’s a mystery to me.


10 posted on 01/30/2009 7:54:18 PM PST by Wonderama Mama (Socialism is great until you run out of someone elses money - Margaret Thatcher)
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To: MAD-AS-HELL
Some fans were critical because Springsteen has been a longtime supporter of worker's rights, and Wal-Mart has faced criticism for its labor practices.

Because they're HIRING? Just another frickin' leftist idiot.

11 posted on 01/30/2009 7:55:56 PM PST by Libloather (January is Liberal, Leftist, Marxist Awareness Month.)
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To: MAD-AS-HELL

Typical liberal poser, Springsteen is.


12 posted on 01/30/2009 7:57:41 PM PST by Tamar1973 (Riding the Korean Wave, one Bae Yong Joon drama at a time!)
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To: MAD-AS-HELL

Communism is formed on the back of workers rights. When you hear that term, perk up those ears.


13 posted on 01/30/2009 8:00:24 PM PST by Tarpon (America's first principles, freedom, liberty, market economy and self-reliance will never fail.)
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To: Tamar1973

I’d rather buy Chinese electronic crap than his crap.


14 posted on 01/30/2009 8:00:25 PM PST by omega4179 (1.20.13 end of an error)
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To: Wonderama Mama
He has to fund his wealthy Rumsom, N.J. lifestyle some way or another even if it is on the hardworking backs of Wal-Mart workers! Transparent hypocrite!
15 posted on 01/30/2009 8:00:33 PM PST by classified
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To: Wonderama Mama
I don’t get Bruce Springsteen. Bad whiny voice, nonsensical lyrics and a fake working class image. He’s a mystery to me.

He likes to Live Large.. But hey, he still acts, sounds and dresses like a bum!
16 posted on 01/30/2009 8:03:17 PM PST by divine_moment_of_facts
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To: classified

He has to fund his Colts Neck, NJ home with its 5 kitchens.


17 posted on 01/30/2009 8:04:50 PM PST by divine_moment_of_facts
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To: FlingWingFlyer
The Half-Time shows are overrated and usually a disappointment. Just bring back the marching bands and get on with the “DAMN” game. I will not be watching Bruce, never liked him 35 years ago and don't like him now. Where are The Allman Brothers?????????????
18 posted on 01/30/2009 8:05:09 PM PST by Captain Peter Blood
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To: MAD-AS-HELL

what a horse’s behind.

Never liked him even when I was a leftie and ‘rocker’, as I even had some sense then, and I’m talkin’ since late 1970’s.

sense grew when I left, of course. I honestly think liberals simply don’t achieve ethical maturity as they just level off somewhere convenient.

what a horse’s behind Springstien is.


19 posted on 01/30/2009 8:07:36 PM PST by BonRad (As Rome goes so goes the world)
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To: classified

He’s banging some rich 911 widow behind his wife’s back - can’t she loan him some dough?


20 posted on 01/30/2009 8:11:45 PM PST by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: MAD-AS-HELL

Walmart is running a lawful business, and the more the libs demonize it, the more I want to patronize it.


21 posted on 01/30/2009 8:14:22 PM PST by Unam Sanctam
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To: Wonderama Mama
I don’t get Bruce Springsteen.

I never got him either. The Boss has no clothes.

22 posted on 01/30/2009 8:19:21 PM PST by poindexter
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To: MAD-AS-HELL

He got caught!

Typical billionaire liberal.

Who the hell made him “the Boss” anyway?

He appeals to metrosexuals.


23 posted on 01/30/2009 8:24:04 PM PST by NoLibZone (Islam must be completely eradicated from the face of the Earth.)
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To: My Favorite Headache
My money says Springsteen has never walked into a wal-mart in his life.

Considering when he became successful several years before Wal-mart became successful, I'd say you're right. I'll bet a dollar against a donut that he shopped in many a Kmart and Zayre stores while he toured the country in those early days.

I love his music up to and including "Born in the USA." After that, well...Il est magnifique, mais il ne s'agit pas de rock n roll.

24 posted on 01/30/2009 8:25:38 PM PST by Paul Heinzman (Careful, man, there's a beverage here!)
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To: Ghost of Philip Marlowe

My brother-in-law’s first job was with Wal-mart. He worked his way up and became a manager and did that for several years during and after college. He is now a very successful corporate VP.
His daughter is following in his footsteps. She’s in college and head of her department (electronics).
My father will soon be working at the door. He’s 82 and capable and just needs something to do. Actually, I’ve thought many times that it’s great that WM gives jobs to all kinds of people and lots of them. Nobody I see working there looks particularly unhappy or forced.


25 posted on 01/30/2009 8:30:45 PM PST by babyfreep ("This is about spending money we don't have for things we don't need," - Coburn, R-OK)
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To: MAD-AS-HELL

Why are unions seen as synonymous with “worker’s rights”? Doesn’t everyone realize by now that they are legal monopolies that keep prices artificially high by restricting supply (and thereby keeping people who aren’t fortunate enough to be in a union from earning a living)?


26 posted on 01/30/2009 8:37:17 PM PST by Tublecane
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To: MAD-AS-HELL

Bruce hasn’t written a decent song in 24 years. They all sound like the same droning jumble to me. Where is the passion of “Asbury Park” or “Thunder Road”? He’s long past lost it.


27 posted on 01/30/2009 8:43:31 PM PST by montag813 (www.FreepShop.com)
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To: Wonderama Mama; All
I don’t get Bruce Springsteen. Bad whiny voice, nonsensical lyrics and a fake working class image. He’s a mystery to me.

He's handsome. For so many, that's all that's necessary.
28 posted on 01/30/2009 9:01:26 PM PST by notdownwidems (Shellback, pollywogs! U.S.S. William H. Standley, CG-32)
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To: notdownwidems

“He’s handsome.”

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Maybe in twirpville.


29 posted on 01/30/2009 9:03:27 PM PST by EyeGuy
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To: montag813
Bruce Springwhatever? HA! THIS is music.
30 posted on 01/30/2009 9:09:07 PM PST by Richard Kimball (We're all criminals. They just haven't figured out what some of us have done yet.)
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To: MAD-AS-HELL
Some fans were critical

Which fans would those be? The BMW Democrats who've never darkened the door of a WalMart because they don't want to shop with the commoners? Seems to me there are plenty of Springsteen fans who are content to purchase his music from their local WalMarts. Otherwise Wally World wouldn't stock it.

Woldemort, the store that shall not be named. /s

31 posted on 01/30/2009 9:16:06 PM PST by Tidbit
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To: Wonderama Mama

He worked his way up by touring a lot and putting on huge, hardworking, electyrifying three-hour + shows. A Springsteen concert in the late 70s/early 80s was regarded as a Must-See event. The energy he put out was overwhelming. Now he’s old. And a commie. Oh well.


32 posted on 01/30/2009 9:26:22 PM PST by karnage
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Wonder if Springsteen would admit that telling his draft board that he was a homo so he could avoid serving was a mistake?


33 posted on 01/30/2009 9:32:50 PM PST by A.A. Cunningham
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To: tobyhill

Lets just lay this out...this CD isn’t going to be a big sales item. Springsteen is mostly finished in the industry (would compare him to Billy Joel, who you never see today). The Wal-Mart folks know how to package well and put it at the right places in the store. He’ll make a nice small profit out of the deal. Oh, and the super-bowl gig? Don’t count on that many people watching him...most will be taking their break.


34 posted on 01/30/2009 9:32:50 PM PST by pepsionice
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To: FlingWingFlyer
This over-rated jerk is playing for the Super Bowl halftime show. Must Pee TV.

Let's hope he doesn't have a wardrobe malfunction.

35 posted on 01/30/2009 9:37:35 PM PST by exit82 (The Obama Cabinet: There was more brainpower on Gilligan's Island.)
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To: NoLibZone

Here in Jersey, he was exposed long ago.

He is just a shadow — a sham — of what he portends to be.

He’s a lie.


36 posted on 01/30/2009 9:37:48 PM PST by FatherFig1o155 (I love -- and miss -- the republic I grew up in: America.)
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To: EyeGuy
“He’s handsome.” #### Maybe in twirpville.

Yes, needless to say, not to me. But my old ex-wife and most of her harpy friends wet their drawers every time he used to come on the tv. To me he is just an average singer!
37 posted on 01/30/2009 9:56:58 PM PST by notdownwidems (Shellback, pollywogs! U.S.S. William H. Standley, CG-32)
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To: Wonderama Mama
I don’t get Bruce Springsteen. Bad whiny voice, nonsensical lyrics and a fake working class image. He’s a mystery to me.

He's a college kid's idea of a working class hero. The Wal-Mart thing has possibilities. Somebody on here with PhotoShop skillz should do a T-shirt with the Wal-Mart logo, Bruce or Bruce's Wal-Mart CD, and maybe a Wallyworld slogan like Bring it on Home to the USA.

38 posted on 01/30/2009 9:57:05 PM PST by TheMole
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To: Wonderama Mama

Wanna have some fun? If you or someone you know has the LP of “Born in the U.S.A.”, play the song “I’m On Fire” at 45. It sounds like Dolly Parton!

By the way “Hungry Heart” is Bruce singing at his best. The other big hits he sounds like he is trying to pass a grapefruit through his backhole.


39 posted on 01/30/2009 10:02:27 PM PST by getarope (I will give Obama as much respect as the MSM gave W.)
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To: notdownwidems

“To me he is just an average singer!”

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Yes.

Two truly great albums in “Born to Run” and “The Wild, the Innocent and the E Street Shuffle”, due mainly not to Sprinsteen’s singing, but superb musicianship from his band.

That was 34 years ago.

Since then, not much that rises beyond mediocrity.


40 posted on 01/30/2009 10:02:37 PM PST by EyeGuy
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To: FlingWingFlyer

“Must Pee TV.”

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LOL.

Now, just why in the hell have I never heard that superb turn-of-phrase?


41 posted on 01/30/2009 10:04:38 PM PST by EyeGuy
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To: MAD-AS-HELL
Bruce's manager:

"...let's start with the premise that Bruce is already in Wal-Mart. Wal-Mart has been 15% of our sales in recent years. It's not a question of going into Wal-Mart; we're there. They, and other retailers, are all looking for some way to differentiate themselves, and we try to accommodate each one."

42 posted on 01/30/2009 10:14:37 PM PST by unsycophant
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To: MAD-AS-HELL
Speaking of bald faced liars and hypocrites.............what I really want to know is this: When will the wealthy Hollywood and "artistic" types who make faaaar more than the average worker divest themselves of their windfall profits?

After all, isn't it true, according to they, that no one....NO ONE, needs more than what they need to survive on?

I'll wait for the hypocrititical Left to respond.

(crickets)

43 posted on 01/30/2009 10:20:15 PM PST by Thumper1960 (A modern so-called "Conservative" is a shadow of a wisp of a vertebrate human being.)
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To: MAD-AS-HELL

Whew. I saw this guy put on a terrific show at Eisenhower Auditorium at Penn State - - in 19seventy-freaking-4.
That was 35 years ago.
This guy has been a washed up fossil for at least two decades. Why can’t some people just go away?


44 posted on 01/30/2009 10:26:11 PM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: MAD-AS-HELL
Bruce Springsteen sucks as a guitarist. Always has, always will. Can't play a simple melody line, and his rhythm playing looks and sounds more like he's cutting a piece of wood rather than playing a guitar. That said, and even though I really don't care for his music, he is a decent songwriter, or at least, used to be.

One more thing...without his band he is absolutely nothing.

45 posted on 01/30/2009 11:03:57 PM PST by csense
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To: EyeGuy

Right...I loved his album Born to Run...most everything he has done since then has been dreck


46 posted on 01/31/2009 12:54:13 AM PST by notdownwidems (Shellback, pollywogs! U.S.S. William H. Standley, CG-32)
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To: pepsionice
***most will be taking their break.***

Time to get more hot wings and Coke (not the new Crackhead Generation Pepsi).

47 posted on 01/31/2009 4:32:28 AM PST by tobyhill (Obama gets no free pass from Free Republic!)
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To: divine_moment_of_facts
He has to fund his Colts Neck, NJ home with its 5 kitchens.

But CEOs must be capped at $400 thousand.

48 posted on 01/31/2009 4:35:01 AM PST by jersey117
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To: My Favorite Headache

How old was “blue collar working man” Springsteen when he made his first million? He’s been a well-paid rock star for 30 years. Good for him. But don’t pretend that you’re a card-punching factory worker, Bruce.


49 posted on 01/31/2009 5:40:14 AM PST by trublu
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To: dead

Really? Is that a fact? What a jerk if this is true!


50 posted on 01/31/2009 10:04:07 AM PST by classified
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