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Newark Mayor Booker says he was denied Springsteen tickets after blasting N.J. Devils executive
Newark Star-Ledger ^ | April 05, 2012

Posted on 04/05/2012 10:43:22 PM PDT by ConservativeStatement

NEWARK — Call him a "high-class, highfalutin huckster and hustler?"

Well then, you can just forget about those Springsteen tickets.

A day after Newark Mayor Cory Booker lashed out at Devils managing partner Jeff Vanderbeek — accusing him of exploiting the city — the mayor said the team owner turned down his request for seats to next month’s sold-out Bruce Springsteen concert at the Prudential Center.

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


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Politics/Elections; US: New Jersey
KEYWORDS: booker; brucespringsteen; corybooker; devils; newark; peteseeger; springsteen; tbone
He's "On Fire."
1 posted on 04/05/2012 10:43:31 PM PDT by ConservativeStatement
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To: AuH2ORepublican

*ping*


2 posted on 04/05/2012 10:46:17 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (If you like lying Socialist dirtbags, you'll love Slick Willard)
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To: ConservativeStatement

Go to Ticketmaster like the peons and take your chances and stop your griping and forget your perqs.


3 posted on 04/05/2012 10:47:36 PM PDT by heartwood
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To: ConservativeStatement

Because he can’t get what ‘he thinks’ he’s entitled to?


4 posted on 04/05/2012 10:52:51 PM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: heartwood

The concert is sold out, so if he wants tickets, he will have to pay scalper prices.

Bozo! He calls the owner names, then he expects the guy to get him tickets. I guess this part of that entitlement mentality.


5 posted on 04/05/2012 11:03:24 PM PDT by fatnotlazy
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To: All

Stubhub is selling tickets at prices ranging from $159 to $6500 each.

Good luck, Mr. Mayor. LOL


6 posted on 04/05/2012 11:09:49 PM PDT by fatnotlazy
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To: ConservativeStatement
Springsteen's Homage to Pete Seeger
By Tom Moon

World Cafe, April 25, 2006 - On the new collection We Shall Overcome: The Seeger Sessions, Bruce Springsteen honors the folk music tradition that has inspired many of his own compositions over the years. All the tracks on the new album are standards closely associated with folk icon Pete Seeger.

Springsteen assembled large ensemble of acoustic musicians to flavor the proceedings with everything from accordion to tuba. Rock critic Tom Moon talks with host David Dye about why he reacted so strongly and positively towards this latest offering by The Boss.

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=5360791
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From David Horowitz's FrontPageMag.com/DiscoverTheNetwork.org:
Profile: PETE SEEGER

*Musician, folksinger, songwriter, and political activist

*Joined the Communist Party in 1942

*"I'm still a Communist" -- Pete Seeger, 2004

http://www.discoverthenetworks.org/individualProfile.asp?indid=1619
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"We Are One: The Obama Inaugural Celebration At The Lincoln Memorial"

"We Are One: The Obama Inaugural Celebration At The Lincoln Memorial"
http://www.zimbio.com/pictures/4Jfw6fON_zH/One+Obama+Inaugural+Celebration+Lincoln+Memorial/1NNi5cTZF2d/Bruce+Springsteen

7 posted on 04/05/2012 11:11:55 PM PDT by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: ConservativeStatement
Newark Mayor Booker says he was denied Springsteen tickets...

You couldn't pay me to see Springsteen. I've never liked him. Didn't like him in the seventies, don't like him now. He's an overrated schmuck who may have had a couple of decent pop songs, but can't play a guitar to save his life. I'm almost embarrassed for him when I see him on stage with a telecaster.

8 posted on 04/05/2012 11:34:06 PM PDT by csense
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To: ETL

Seeger = communist turd.

I knew Springsteen was a lib, but by honoring Seeger, he reveals himself as either a moron or a closet / Cadillac commie.


9 posted on 04/06/2012 12:09:00 AM PDT by Yehuda (http://jewpoint.blogspot.com)
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To: ConservativeStatement

Don’t know that I agree with all his polices, but Cory Booker is a genuinely articulate and intelligent man. Obama can’t hold a candle to him. Check out any of his speeches on youtube, and you will be surprised.

He has a warm relationship with the Jewish community and has been to Israel many times.

He is a newer breed of Urban Mayors like Nutter of Philly, that is truly attempting to solve problems, unlike the graft and corruption-ridden Black mayors of the past.

Not a conservative, definitely a Liberal, but not an ideolog or cliche-ridden player like Obama.


10 posted on 04/06/2012 12:30:00 AM PDT by happygrl
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To: happygrl

“He is a newer breed of Urban Mayors like Nutter of Philly, that is truly attempting to solve problems, unlike the graft and corruption-ridden Black mayors of the past.”

He basically had to run for office as the “white” candidate (his black primary opponent called him both “white” & “Jewish”), so he had an outreach to the Hispanics, whites, and non-dependent blacks that will be critical for most urban mayors in the future. The days of all-black cities are over, and as their numbers diminish in relation to Hispanics they will either go with the flow or be replaced by one. It is making things very dicey for the Dem party; they can’t have these groups at each other’s throats, but that is what is developing.


11 posted on 04/06/2012 3:57:54 AM PDT by kearnyirish2
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To: presently no screen name

I remember Newark’s city council publicly complaining that they weren’t given a box in the new Prudential Center; they pointed to another city with a new stadium or arena, and the response was that it had been factored into the price. I couldn’t believe they were publicly whining about this “perk” they felt entitled to; the arena should have never been built there anyway, and now they are pressing to close down the arena in the Meadowlands to eliminate the competition.

As it stands, some bands play both venues, the circus goes to both, and Newark & Essex County politicians want to herd those whites attending those events in the Meadowlands into their urban tourist trap. The NJ Devils had a hard time drawing fans in the old arena, and now they’re in Newark it is worse, so they resort to gimmicks for inflated attendance figures.


12 posted on 04/06/2012 4:02:05 AM PDT by kearnyirish2
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To: heartwood

well said!!


13 posted on 04/06/2012 5:07:27 AM PDT by q_an_a (the more laws the less justice)
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To: ConservativeStatement

One of the “entitlement” club members. Perhaps he will sue for his “rights” under the Constitution.


14 posted on 04/06/2012 5:19:21 AM PDT by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like it)
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To: freeangel

Ummmmm. Let me see here....NOT getting tickets to a springsteen concert would be a plus for me. Even if I had free tickets I wouldn’t even scalp them. Does his popularity prove that people don’t actually listen to the meaning of some of his crap? Just wonderin’.


15 posted on 04/06/2012 5:48:12 AM PDT by rktman
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To: rktman
Does his popularity prove that people don’t actually listen to the meaning of some of his crap? Just wonderin’.

Yet his "Born in the USA" is played at many patriotic events. Meanwhile, the song is bashing the US. Included in the lyrics is the line "gonna kill the yellow man", a reference to our effort to save the South Vietnamese from communist takeover. His deep admiration for communist Pete Seeger reveals how far left he is. And BOTH performed at Obama's Inauguration. There was video showing Obama singing along with Seeger's "This Land Is Your Land, This Land is My Land".

16 posted on 04/06/2012 7:16:12 AM PDT by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: fieldmarshaldj

Heh. After insulting the owner of the arena, Cory should have just asked the Springsteen camp for tickets instead of making a fool of himself by demanding that the arena provide them. Or he could have stood in line and bought tickets like everyone else.


17 posted on 04/06/2012 7:17:00 AM PDT by AuH2ORepublican (If a politician won't protect innocent babies, what makes you think that he'll protect your rights?)
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To: rktman
Re: His (Springsteen) deep admiration for communist Pete Seeger reveals how far left he is. And BOTH performed at Obama's Inauguration. There was video showing Obama singing along with Seeger's "This Land Is Your Land, This Land is My Land"."

"[Pete] Seeger was antiwar during the period of the Nazi-Soviet Pact; pro-war after the Soviet Union was the ally of the United States; and anti-war during the years of the Cold War and Vietnam" --Ronald Radosh (former communist)
http://www.frontpagemag.com/Articles/Read.aspx?GUID=01133F31-CE9A-40BC-B797-47CBB0023EF4

18 posted on 04/06/2012 7:37:04 AM PDT by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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