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Paul McCartney plays Miami (praises health care)
Miami Herald ^ | Ben Crandell

Posted on 04/02/2010 7:45:59 AM PDT by ConservativeStatement

An America deeply divided by helter skelter politics and war, the void littered with protest signs, bricks and racial epithets, is nothing new to Paul McCartney. The Beatles provided a soundtrack for a similar era 40 years ago.

As then, the man who sang that "Life is very short, and there's no time for fussing and fighting, my friends" in "We Can Work It Out," is hopeful.

"It's a tough time, of course," McCartney said by phone last week as he motored through Sussex in the south of England. "But things get better.

(Excerpt) Read more at miami.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society
KEYWORDS: beatles; healthcare; mccartney; miami
Racial epithets? Must mean Rev. Wright, sure.

D'oh bla dee, d'oh bla duh.

1 posted on 04/02/2010 7:45:59 AM PDT by ConservativeStatement
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To: ConservativeStatement

Senile old BEATLE alert.

This knucklehead married a one-legged gold digger. Nuff said.


2 posted on 04/02/2010 7:47:50 AM PDT by LeonardFMason
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To: ConservativeStatement
Paul, just shut up and sing, ok?
3 posted on 04/02/2010 7:47:53 AM PDT by 668 - Neighbor of the Beast (STOP the Tyrananny State.)
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To: ConservativeStatement

Paul who?


4 posted on 04/02/2010 7:49:18 AM PDT by cranked
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To: ConservativeStatement

Does Paul still write his lyrics in crayon?


5 posted on 04/02/2010 7:50:13 AM PDT by WhistlingPastTheGraveyard (Some men just want to watch the world burn.)
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To: ConservativeStatement

Came on stage in a wheelchair??????????


6 posted on 04/02/2010 7:50:20 AM PDT by Doc Savage (SOBAMP!)
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To: ConservativeStatement

More ignorant entertainers. Who really cares what they think outside of music?


7 posted on 04/02/2010 7:50:33 AM PDT by Soothesayer (The United States of America Rest in Peace November 4 2008)
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To: ConservativeStatement

Why, oh, why must these singers constantly inflict their political views on a paying audience that is there just for entertainment?

And if British healthcare is soooo great, why do the brits have such bad teeth?


8 posted on 04/02/2010 7:51:41 AM PDT by vidbizz
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To: Soothesayer

And why should he really care about US health care? He doesn’t even live in this country, nor can he vote here.


9 posted on 04/02/2010 7:52:04 AM PDT by DYngbld (I have read the back of the Book and we WIN!!!!)
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To: ConservativeStatement

Just shut up and sing, Paul. That’s what we pay you for.


10 posted on 04/02/2010 7:52:10 AM PDT by Lurking in Kansas (Never argue with an idiot. They drag you down their level, then beat you with experience.)
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To: DYngbld

Britain already had socialized health care but it’s not Brits like Paul who are paying for it. It’s the middle class who are left to die.


11 posted on 04/02/2010 7:53:42 AM PDT by Soothesayer (The United States of America Rest in Peace November 4 2008)
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To: ConservativeStatement

Why do we only the wealthy praise HC? I want to hear from ordinary persons who have used universal HC.


12 posted on 04/02/2010 7:54:40 AM PDT by ncpatriot
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To: ConservativeStatement

Smoked pot everyday since he met Dylan. He must be a special genius.


13 posted on 04/02/2010 7:54:43 AM PDT by egannacht (Inalienable rights granted by...)
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To: ConservativeStatement

Paul should have listened to George more...

Let me tell you how it will be
There’s one for you, nineteen for me
‘Cause I’m the taxman, yeah, I’m the taxman

Should five per cent appear too small
Be thankful I don’t take it all
‘Cause I’m the taxman, yeah I’m the taxman

If you drive a car, I’ll tax the street,
If you try to sit, I’ll tax your seat.
If you get too cold I’ll tax the heat,
If you take a walk, I’ll tax your feet.

Don’t ask me what I want it for
If you don’t want to pay some more
‘Cause I’m the taxman, yeah, I’m the taxman

Now my advice for those who die
Declare the pennies on your eyes
‘Cause I’m the taxman, yeah, I’m the taxman
And you’re working for no one but me.


14 posted on 04/02/2010 7:58:44 AM PDT by rhombus
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To: DYngbld
Paul's first wife came to the bad ole USA to receive treatments for her cancer. Granted she was a US citizen, but she lived in England for decades and didn't stick around England for care.

Also, when George Harrison was diagnosed with cancer he sought treatment at private clinics in Switzerland and Italy as well.

No English paradise healthcare sought in either case. Hmmm...

15 posted on 04/02/2010 7:59:10 AM PDT by GOPsterinMA (Welcome to the wonderful world of StupaKare!)
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To: rhombus

You got it my friend. I sure if Paul gets sick he won’t hit a facility in England.


16 posted on 04/02/2010 8:01:26 AM PDT by sonic109
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To: GOPsterinMA

and “Sir” Paul wants us to believe he queues up to see the NICE commissioner?


17 posted on 04/02/2010 8:01:36 AM PDT by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: ConservativeStatement

More evidence that Ringo was and still is the best Beatle.


18 posted on 04/02/2010 8:01:59 AM PDT by Moonman62 (The issue of whether cheap labor makes America great should have been settled by the Civil War.)
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To: ConservativeStatement

Artists by and large are liberal. My beloved Geddy Lee of RUSH said in an interview that it was a great sign for good that Obama was elected, blah-blah-blah. I guess the anti-Utopian lyrics he’s been singing all these years made no impression on him because Obama is closer to the villains in their music than Bush ever was.


19 posted on 04/02/2010 8:02:35 AM PDT by avenir (I'm pessimistic about man, but I'm optimistic about GOD!)
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To: ConservativeStatement

Kids, this is what happens years after LSD and ‘ludes get into your system. Don’t do drugs.


20 posted on 04/02/2010 8:07:23 AM PDT by rbosque (11 year Freeper! Combat Economist.)
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To: ConservativeStatement

Paul was always my favorite Beatle...still is. He made a comment - let’s move along. It wasn’t like he was being hateful. If anyone knows how important good health care is, it is Paul...as he watched his wife die a very slow death thanks to cancer. He just doesn’t understand (like most British folks) why we are so upset about the takeover of healthcare and loss of liberty and the trashing of our constitution. It’s okay.. I still like his music.

“When I find myself in times of trouble Mother Mary comes to me..singing words of wisdom, let it be...”


21 posted on 04/02/2010 8:09:36 AM PDT by nagdt ("speak the truth but leave immediately afterward")
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To: ConservativeStatement

Imagine there’s no Paul....


22 posted on 04/02/2010 8:13:22 AM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: ConservativeStatement

Did anyone ask him if HE stands in line with his hand out when he needs medical attention?


23 posted on 04/02/2010 8:13:35 AM PDT by SMARTY ("What luck for rulers that men do not think. " Adolph Hitler)
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To: massgopguy

Exactly! That would be a sight!


24 posted on 04/02/2010 8:13:38 AM PDT by GOPsterinMA (Welcome to the wonderful world of StupaKare!)
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To: ConservativeStatement

What about “Tax Man”.


25 posted on 04/02/2010 8:14:26 AM PDT by screaminsunshine (i)
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To: ConservativeStatement

An honest headline would have read: “Celeb Who Can Pay Cash Praises Healthcare”


26 posted on 04/02/2010 8:23:19 AM PDT by Doohickey (I try to take my days one at a time, but occasionally several days attack me at once.)
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To: rhombus

When that song came out in the sixties, Harrison was attacked by many libs because he didn’t meekly submit to Big Government taking practically everything he made.


27 posted on 04/02/2010 8:23:24 AM PDT by driftless2 (for long term happiness, learn how to play the accordion)
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To: GOPsterinMA
"private clinics"

Harrison also made a trip to the Mayo Clinic.

28 posted on 04/02/2010 8:25:16 AM PDT by driftless2 (for long term happiness, learn how to play the accordion)
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To: ConservativeStatement
Paul's been isolated in the celebrity bubble since his early twenties. He really needs to stick with music and leave his naive political views to himself; he has no clue.
29 posted on 04/02/2010 8:26:24 AM PDT by Rocko
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To: ConservativeStatement

Sussex is in the south of England? Who knew? /sarc


30 posted on 04/02/2010 8:28:04 AM PDT by 2 Kool 2 Be 4-Gotten
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To: DYngbld
The fact is that most british stars living in US to avoid paying high taxes in uk.
31 posted on 04/02/2010 8:51:47 AM PDT by QQQQ
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To: driftless2

Did he? No surprise.


32 posted on 04/02/2010 8:53:24 AM PDT by GOPsterinMA (Welcome to the wonderful world of StupaKare!)
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To: ConservativeStatement
Sounds like Sir Paul should spend a few days with Ted Nugent.
33 posted on 04/02/2010 8:53:35 AM PDT by 4yearlurker ("No King but King Jesus!")
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To: ConservativeStatement
Paul is an arse... he pays cash for medical services in England... he opted out of their socialist medicare... he and the queen go to private hospitals and private specialists that only the elite are allowed to visit. **** mccartney.

LLS

34 posted on 04/02/2010 9:07:52 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer ( WOLVERINES!)
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To: rbosque

hey now

ludes and sidney are as different as chocolate and arsenic


35 posted on 04/02/2010 9:09:29 AM PDT by wardaddy
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To: ConservativeStatement

I wonder if Paul ever managed to ask John Lennon the real reason he left England for America. It was to get out of paying the high British taxes to support Socialized Medicine.


36 posted on 04/02/2010 9:15:46 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: ConservativeStatement
Did he have his "No Land Mines" teeshirt on?

What an a-hole!

37 posted on 04/02/2010 9:26:22 AM PDT by Slump Tester (What if I'm pregnant Teddy? Errr-ahh -Calm down Mary Jo, we'll cross that bridge when we come to it)
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To: ConservativeStatement

Who gives a r—’s a— what Paul Mc arney says?


38 posted on 04/02/2010 9:33:46 AM PDT by Paperdoll ( On the cutting edge)
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To: DYngbld

I remember when his first wife, Linda, was dying of breast cancer, they came to California to get her treatment even though they were living in England.


39 posted on 04/02/2010 9:52:41 AM PDT by murron (Proud Mom of a Marine Vet)
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To: wardaddy

Yumm!


40 posted on 04/02/2010 10:57:40 AM PDT by rbosque (11 year Freeper! Combat Economist.)
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To: LeonardFMason

But if you go carrying pictures of Chairman Mao, you ai’nt gonna make it with anyone anyhow.


41 posted on 04/02/2010 11:54:27 AM PDT by cowboyusa
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