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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

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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To: lewisglad

It was a mistake for Walmart to team up with this leftist bum.


21 posted on 01/31/2009 9:07:20 AM PST by popdonnelly (The problem with Obama is that he believes his own hype.)
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To: lewisglad

I thought that WalMart selling the Springsteen CD was a perfect pairing. WalMart generally sells crap, so the CD fit perfectly into their theme.


22 posted on 01/31/2009 9:10:30 AM PST by Outland (So when do we stop typing and start doing something?)
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To: lewisglad

Springsteen is such a pathetic dunce.

And that’s in addition to being a totally affected poseur and phony.

And on top of that,....he’s just plain stupid.

He’s ugly too. So’s his mother.


23 posted on 01/31/2009 9:12:05 AM PST by garyhope (Barack Hussein Obambi, Marxist traitor and the end of America and Western civilization)
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To: lewisglad

Low class douche bag.


24 posted on 01/31/2009 9:58:47 AM PST by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote.)
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To: All

Yo, BRUCE ...

SHUT THE EFF UP ..and CASH the EFFING CHECK.

If you wanna WHINE about it ... Send ME the CHECK.. I’ll take it off your Conscience!


25 posted on 01/31/2009 10:29:20 AM PST by gwilhelm56 (MULLAH HUSSEIN - which part of "Congress shall make no Law" - do you NOT UNDERSTAND??)
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To: lewisglad

This cretin just passed the audition to become Secretary of Labor. Now, if he could just show he’s also knowingly committed income tax evasion, he’ll have the Senate GOP vote sewn up, starting with Hatch.


26 posted on 01/31/2009 11:24:27 AM PST by DPMD (~)
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To: laweeks

Springsteen never “dodged the draft” in Canada as far as I know, and he,s definitely NOT called “the foreman”. Did you maybe mean “the Boss”? A nickname he doesn’t really like.


27 posted on 01/31/2009 11:31:53 AM PST by safeasthebanks ("The most rewarding part, was when he gave me my money!" - Dr. Nick)
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To: lewisglad
Simple.... just ask Walmart to release you from your aggreement. Pay the penalty in the contract and chalk it up to learning....

You FRICKIN hypocritical douche bag..... over rated, mumble mouthed liberal b#tch.

How about nobody buys your stupid CD cause nobody buys CD's anymore. I'm sure his concerts will sell out... just like the Stones.

Their stadium concerts are "events" and not about the music. .... "Yeah are you going to the Boss' concert? "...... "uh, yeah dude. It's gonna be AWESOME."

Not a single song that anybody can sing except for the hook on "Born in the USA" and "Rosalita". There are only a couple of his songs that I like, my favorite being "Santa Claus is coming"

28 posted on 01/31/2009 12:44:07 PM PST by erman (Give a man a fire, warm him for one night. Set a man on fire, warm him for the rest of his life.)
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To: safeasthebanks

“Springsteen never “dodged the draft” in Canada as far as I know, and he,s definitely NOT called “the foreman”. Did you maybe mean “the Boss”? A nickname he doesn’t really like.”

I meant “boss” instead of “foreman”. He absolutely hid in Canada to avoid the draft . . . didn’t come back until the former governor of Georgia (what was his name? Carter?) gave all the draft dodgers amnesty. I have no respect for him.


29 posted on 01/31/2009 2:30:51 PM PST by laweeks
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To: laweeks
You are wrong. Springsteen never ran to Canada, he was 4-F.

I agree he's a scumbag but let's get the facts straight.

30 posted on 01/31/2009 2:51:31 PM PST by wtc911 ("How you gonna get back down that hill?")
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To: laweeks
"He absolutely hid in Canada to avoid the draft . . . didn’t come back until the former governor of Georgia (what was his name? Carter?) gave all the draft dodgers amnesty. I have no respect for him."

Care to offer a little proof of this? Let me give you a hint - there is none!

Again, Springsteen's a liberal dirt-bag, but NOT a draft dodger.

31 posted on 01/31/2009 4:01:15 PM PST by safeasthebanks ("The most rewarding part, was when he gave me my money!" - Dr. Nick)
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To: safeasthebanks; All

HA! Hey, Bruce!!! I bought your 2-CD Greatest Hits (the Columbia Records version) at Best Buy for $4.99!!! HA! HA! HA! Thanks for such a great deal to a working class Joe, like me!

You’re political ranting means ABSOLUTELY NOTHING TO ME since you signed a Wal-Mart deal. (Hell, I’d have the same thing, too.) You knew what you were doing when you signed the contract. BWA!! HA!! HA!!!

Now, grow some cajones and back out of the deal, if you feel so bad about it.

Oh, I’ve got ten bucks that says you won’t...


32 posted on 01/31/2009 4:42:12 PM PST by baltodog (R.I.P. Balto: 2001(?) - 2005)
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To: lewisglad
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."
I call B.S. on this -- You're a liar Brucie!

Lib-tards have been whinging and whining about Walmart for so long it is impossible not to know about it. You're just playing CYA...


33 posted on 02/01/2009 5:19:22 AM PST by Peet (<- A.K.A. the Foundling)
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To: lewisglad
...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.

Crap. I guess that means I have to go to Wal-Mart and buy it. I hate it when that happens.

34 posted on 02/01/2009 5:21:44 AM PST by Non-Sequitur
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