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Springsteen Calls Wal Mart CD Deal 'A Mistake' (but still cashes the checks anyway)
Associated Press ^ | Fri Jan 30, 3:30 pm ET

Posted on 01/31/2009 8:29:00 AM PST by lewisglad

The Boss is owning up to a mistake. In an interview with Sunday's 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 told the Times that his team didn't vet the issue as closely as he should have, and that he "dropped the ball on it."

Springsteen went on to say: "It was a mistake. Our batting average is usually very good, but we missed that one. Fans will call you on that stuff, as it should be."

Springsteen released his new CD "Working on a Dream" this week and is performing the halftime show at the Super Bowl

(Excerpt) Read more at news.yahoo.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: New Jersey
KEYWORDS: elitists; halftime; leftists; music; retail; springsteen; superbowl; walmart
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1 posted on 01/31/2009 8:29:01 AM PST by lewisglad
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To: lewisglad

Springsteen = Liberal Douche Bag. Personally I do not think he can sing. It is real class thet you make a deal and then bad mouth your employer. Nice!


2 posted on 01/31/2009 8:31:24 AM PST by 70th Division (I love my country but fear my government!)
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To: lewisglad

BS Unemployment Plan = give all the proceeds to the unemployed

Great reparations for his contributions to the oppressive capitalist state!


3 posted on 01/31/2009 8:33:00 AM PST by DBCJR (What would you expect?)
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To: lewisglad

I’m sure he will give all profits to charity. LOL


4 posted on 01/31/2009 8:33:11 AM PST by stop_fascism
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To: lewisglad

‘liberal’ and ‘hypocrite’ are synonyms.


5 posted on 01/31/2009 8:33:25 AM PST by jla (Sarah! sarahpac.com)
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To: lewisglad

What about the right to NOT join a union, Bruce?


6 posted on 01/31/2009 8:35:03 AM PST by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing.)
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To: 70th Division

I would pay NOT to listen to BS!...will mute Super Bowl performance.


7 posted on 01/31/2009 8:35:21 AM PST by lonestar
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To: lewisglad

Typical lib. Don’t do as I do, do as I say.

But I am sorry man, I cashed the checks.

Can we say he is an a$$?


8 posted on 01/31/2009 8:36:30 AM PST by dforest (life is now good again....he has been inaugurated)
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To: lewisglad

BS. He probably knew he would take some heat for it but figures the payoff is worth it.


9 posted on 01/31/2009 8:38:52 AM PST by BinaryBoy
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To: lewisglad

Has Wal-Mart expressed their opinion?


10 posted on 01/31/2009 8:39:20 AM PST by RichInOC (No! BAD Rich! (What'd I say?))
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To: lewisglad

“worker’s rights”?

Where is that enumerated in the Constitution?

Get up off your duff, save and start your own business. If not appreciate the owner who got off their duff, saved, started a business, and hired you.


11 posted on 01/31/2009 8:39:44 AM PST by rollo tomasi (Working hard to pay for deadbeats and corrupt politicians.)
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To: lewisglad

Isn’t this the same draft-dodger who hid up in Canada while his contemporaries had to fight for their country. I’ve always considered him a dirtbag.

They call him the “foreman” because he rolls up his sleeves . . . I tell people that to him, his shirts are costumes . . . to us, they’re uniforms.

He’s a typical, liberal, untalented, anti-American weenie . . . but we’re making him rich, aren’t we?


12 posted on 01/31/2009 8:40:55 AM PST by laweeks
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To: lewisglad

If Bruce thinks he is so great, why doesn’t he release “The Best of Springsteen’s Incoherent Political Ramblings.” Let’s see how many albums he sells then.


13 posted on 01/31/2009 8:47:05 AM PST by abishai
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To: BinaryBoy

being from the east coast & growing up & having listened to Springsteen, for some weird strange reason I never got his “message” it never related to me .
Now, & whatever age he is , i guess a boomer , his disclaimer about his walmart fiasco reminds me of Oprah and her recent weight gain and apologetics.
same diff, huh?


14 posted on 01/31/2009 8:47:36 AM PST by MissDairyGoodnessVT (Off Hunting------- for the COLB)
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To: 70th Division

I don’t care for his singing either - he’s more of a grunter.


15 posted on 01/31/2009 8:49:51 AM PST by JMKirnan
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To: laweeks

Say what!?!? I think you’re a little...confused. Although Springsteen is a liberal clown.


16 posted on 01/31/2009 8:52:27 AM PST by safeasthebanks ("The most rewarding part, was when he gave me my money!" - Dr. Nick)
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To: safeasthebanks

“Say what!?!? I think you’re a little...confused. Although Springsteen is a liberal clown.”

I’m not sure what you mean . . .


17 posted on 01/31/2009 8:53:56 AM PST by laweeks
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To: lonestar

I never saw his attraction. OK blue collar. But really, can he sing. He is not another Dylan. And a big lefty.


18 posted on 01/31/2009 8:57:57 AM PST by 70th Division (I love my country but fear my government!)
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To: indylindy
Typical lib. Don’t do as I do, do as I say.

You mean like the "Most Revered Patron Saint of All Things Green and Liberal Icon" - Algore?

Al Gore’s Energy Use

Glass Houses
19 posted on 01/31/2009 9:01:44 AM PST by Caramelgal (My employer had a room for us to watch the Obamination. I, on the other hand had actual work to do.)
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To: lewisglad

Did anyone really expect him to be anything other that the total flip-flopping sellout that he’s always been?


20 posted on 01/31/2009 9:03:22 AM PST by DGHoodini (Nor shall my sword sleep in my hand)
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