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Pretty Sure We Are Now Witness To Political Hair Rock Meets Grunge Moment
Vanity | 9/5/2012

Posted on 09/05/2012 10:53:46 AM PDT by My Favorite Headache

I think what has happened today with the Obama campaign moving their highly and arrogantly touted downsized Thursday acceptance speech from a football stadium ready for 65,000 people down to an arena able to fit less than 20,000 due to stage size and other platforms on the floor, is easily the DNC's hair rock moment.

This is a moment where bands like Def Leppard, Warrant, RATT, Cinderella, Whitesnake,Extreme, Slaughter, Great White,White Lion, Dokken, and others were put on notice that a huge shift had taken place and that shift was called "grunge rock". It's as if Nirvana, Soundgarden, Alice In Chains, Smashing Pumpkins, and Pearl Jam just walked into Charlotte, N.C. and said..."You might have had the ability to play this place 4 years ago but you aren't headliners any longer...we are...ya gotta go."

We are witnessing a shift today.

Those old bands like Def Leppard which in context back in 1991-92 could say hey 4 years ago we were selling out stadiums on our own with no opening act needed! Now the Democrats like Def Leppard today have to bring out a few old acts to bring extra people to fill the seats to just get a variety of people to hear them.

Jimmy Carter? Impeached Former President Bill Clinton?

It's like Def Leppard a band who sold 80 million records worldwide bringing Gary Glitter (pedophile) on the bill with them and Great White (See: Station House Nightclub Fire). Both of them are pretty toxic historically and yet stand for various reasons as still accepted by their peers in music and politics.

Obama in 2008 was what Def Leppard was in 1987-88 with Hysteria. Huge. Bigger than huge.

Now Obama has been told by his agent, his manager, and the tour promoter that they can't even give the seats away and it's time to break out the excuses. The more "intimate" evening experience. Obama is going acoustic basically which is what a lot of hair rock bands did towards the end of their run.

Obama is done...and he knows it. His people know it.

One of the greatest quotes in rock history came from the late Jani Lane of Warrant when asked when was it he knew his career was in trouble and he said "I walked into my label's office and where our "Cherry Pie" album cover hung on the wall in the entrance just 12 months before was replaced by an Alice In Chains cover for their new record...I knew everything had changed and we were done."

Obama is no longer a stadium draw. He is down to an arena act and next it will be playing host to crowds at theaters and county parks and fairgrounds.

When you have to trot out one of the worst rated Presidents in all of history in Carter and Bill Clinton...an impeached and disbarred former President...you are out of ideas..and you are swimming with scum who sold this country out numerous times during their own terms.

Barry sees the writing on the wall. He knows North Carolina ain't in his column this time around and he knows he probably has lost Virginia as well.

Get ready folks...Romney is about to dump a whole lot of money into TV ads and other campaign blitzes starting next week. Money is one thing Obama had plenty of in 2008, the money isn't even close this time. Their supporters are much poorer than they were in 2008 and they have managed to piss off investors to the point of never trusting a word he says again.

Now let's see if the mainstream media turns on Obama like MTV did on hair rock in the early 90s.


TOPICS: Editorial; FReeper Editorial
KEYWORDS: 2012dncconvention; charlotte; dnc; jtsmoment; jumpedtheshark; obama; obamafail
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1 posted on 09/05/2012 10:53:48 AM PDT by My Favorite Headache
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To: My Favorite Headache

So Obama is music diva that just don’t get it okay he is Mariah Carey type or Jennifer Lopez before she join American Idol right

That great LOL!


2 posted on 09/05/2012 10:55:38 AM PDT by SevenofNine (We are Freepers, all your media bases belong to us ,resistance is futile)
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To: My Favorite Headache
As Laura Ingraham said today, it's similar to the scenes in Spinal Tap, when the band said they preferred the intimate setting of the smaller venues.
3 posted on 09/05/2012 11:00:54 AM PDT by Rocko
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To: My Favorite Headache
It's like George Michael, then vs. now. Now we know Obama's a homo.

4 posted on 09/05/2012 11:03:38 AM PDT by TSgt (The only reason I have one in the chamber at all times, is because it is impossible to have two in.)
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To: Rocko

I wanna see it when they lower the big eighteen-inch stone “0” down from the rafters.


5 posted on 09/05/2012 11:04:17 AM PDT by Erasmus (Zwischen des Teufels und des tiefen, blauen Meers)
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To: My Favorite Headache

We Are Now Witness To Political Hair Rock Meets Grunge Moment

You know English is the primary language used on this forum right?

6 posted on 09/05/2012 11:05:33 AM PDT by McGruff (Support your local Republican candidates. They are our last line of defense.)
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To: Erasmus

I can see Sandra Fluke prancing around it now.


7 posted on 09/05/2012 11:06:46 AM PDT by Rocko
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To: My Favorite Headache

Damn man, are we rock n roll and conservative brethren or what?! You nailed it. Its as if Chris Holmes thought the ride go forever because of Blackie Lawless, and then it all went to hell and they were looking for house painting work. There are so many hair metal congruencies to be had here, and you made me think about it. Jetboy, Winger...


8 posted on 09/05/2012 11:07:17 AM PDT by lefty-lie-spy (Stay metal. For the Horde \m/("_")\m/ - via iPhone from Tokyo.)
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To: My Favorite Headache
Or.
9 posted on 09/05/2012 11:07:40 AM PDT by NowApproachingMidnight (“Civilizations die from suicide, not murder.")
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To: My Favorite Headache
If your hair band analogy holds up, he ain't gonna be saying like Seeger did on his live album "Deetroit Michigan Yaaa"...

I don't think he is even gonna carry Michigan, he ain't gonna be playin' any of the vaulted MI arenas (insert your name) anytime soon...

10 posted on 09/05/2012 11:08:16 AM PDT by taildragger (( Palin / Mulally 2012 ))
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To: My Favorite Headache

Nice piece!


11 posted on 09/05/2012 11:08:57 AM PDT by all the best (`~!)
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To: My Favorite Headache

Grunge sucked (Oh whoa is me, FML, My daddy’s fault). Glam/hair metal WAY better. (Party, Chicks, etc.)


12 posted on 09/05/2012 11:09:15 AM PDT by The Iceman Cometh (Proud Teabagging Barbarian Terrorist Hobbit Son-of-a-Bitch!)
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To: taildragger
He could play at Myrtle Beach...

13 posted on 09/05/2012 11:09:52 AM PDT by TSgt (The only reason I have one in the chamber at all times, is because it is impossible to have two in.)
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To: My Favorite Headache

Not that they would publish it but you ought to submit it to Rolling Stone. Perfect fit.


14 posted on 09/05/2012 11:10:29 AM PDT by all the best (`~!)
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To: My Favorite Headache

Hey!!! Which one of you stole my FR DECODER RING. I can’t make heads or tails out of the TITLE.


15 posted on 09/05/2012 11:10:29 AM PDT by UCANSEE2 ( If you think I'm crazy, just wait until you talk to my invisible friend.)
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To: My Favorite Headache
Now let's see if the mainstream media turns on Obama like MTV did on hair rock in the early 90s.

Democrats rarely speak out against the Party members.

Recall that it took them SIXTEEN YEARS to finally vent against the Clintons when they posed a threat to the election of Barack Hussein Obama.

They will hold their tongues. They may stay home and not vote, or even vote Romney (or third, fourth, fifth party...), but when Obama loses, they will claim racism, religious superstition, and homophobia cost Barack a second term.

They won't speak out against his legacy until they find sufficient reason to through Barry under the bus.

16 posted on 09/05/2012 11:11:28 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (Only Obama put a dog on the roof of his mouth. Dogs are friends, not food.)
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To: My Favorite Headache
Obligatory RIP Layne Staley

17 posted on 09/05/2012 11:12:50 AM PDT by TSgt (The only reason I have one in the chamber at all times, is because it is impossible to have two in.)
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To: NowApproachingMidnight
Better yet...


18 posted on 09/05/2012 11:13:27 AM PDT by UCANSEE2 ( If you think I'm crazy, just wait until you talk to my invisible friend.)
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To: My Favorite Headache; All

This DNC will become known as the “Last Stand of the Baby Killers.”


19 posted on 09/05/2012 11:13:41 AM PDT by ken5050 ("One useless man is a shame, two are a law firm, three are a Congress".....John Adams)
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To: My Favorite Headache; Revolting cat!
Jump the shark moment:

Maybe Michelle will claim she has a little baby on the way.

20 posted on 09/05/2012 11:14:23 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (Only Obama put a dog on the roof of his mouth. Dogs are friends, not food.)
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21 posted on 09/05/2012 11:15:13 AM PDT by evets (beer)
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To: The Iceman Cometh

On, just a moment there. Jerry Cantrell and Alice In Chains are genious. Theast album was brilliant and I can’t wait for the upcoming release. What Jerry did with the band and his solo work is rock n roll legend.


22 posted on 09/05/2012 11:15:29 AM PDT by lefty-lie-spy (Stay metal. For the Horde \m/("_")\m/ - via iPhone from Tokyo.)
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To: McGruff
You know English is the primary language used on this forum right?

You know that English is the primary language used on this forum , right?

23 posted on 09/05/2012 11:15:45 AM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong!)
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To: lefty-lie-spy

Yes. Yes. Yes. LOL.


24 posted on 09/05/2012 11:16:53 AM PDT by My Favorite Headache (In a world where I feel so small, I can't stop thinking big.)
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To: NowApproachingMidnight

The jump the shark moment ran through my head a bunch of times but that has been so played out that this seemed much more fitting although the same concept applies here. There is something about the untouchable hair rocker ego that got put into check (as well as Michael Jackson’s) back in 91-92..that Obama is not and has not learned from history very well at all. America gets burned out on B.S., glitz, and glam after awhile and at the end of the day they want substance.


25 posted on 09/05/2012 11:19:53 AM PDT by My Favorite Headache (In a world where I feel so small, I can't stop thinking big.)
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To: My Favorite Headache

The Hair Band analogy is spot on. Being an 80s metalhead I remember it all too well.

And it happened so damn fast. That’s the kicker. All the media of the time...Circus, Hit Parader, even RS were all gung ho on hair metal (RS less than the rest) and the Headbangers Ball Ruled MTV. Fashion trends, commercials, comedy, movies...lots of Hair, good time party stuff everywhere. And then Nirvana hit and poof...lumberjack clothes, depression everywhere and the rest.

Now granted, the music had ran it’s course and the whole thing became a parody of itself...

...Just like Hope and change.

History repeats.


26 posted on 09/05/2012 11:20:57 AM PDT by Norm Lenhart
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To: evets

Stealing that image!


27 posted on 09/05/2012 11:21:26 AM PDT by My Favorite Headache (In a world where I feel so small, I can't stop thinking big.)
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To: My Favorite Headache
Now Obama has been told by his agent, his manager, and the tour promoter

Great analogy! However, while I was reading, the above sentence confused me for a moment. I was sure it said "teleprompter" instead of "tour promoter".

28 posted on 09/05/2012 11:21:59 AM PDT by America_Right (Remember, Republicans have a lot more in common with Democrats than they do with Tea Partiers.)
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To: lefty-lie-spy
On, just a moment there. Jerry Cantrell and Alice In Chains are genious

I'll give you Cantrell and Chains except for Man In A Box.

29 posted on 09/05/2012 11:23:15 AM PDT by The Iceman Cometh (Proud Teabagging Barbarian Terrorist Hobbit Son-of-a-Bitch!)
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To: My Favorite Headache

The band left this fraud a while ago and now we are left with Milli Vanilla or an awful Karate rendition of “Just one more time”.


30 posted on 09/05/2012 11:23:57 AM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: My Favorite Headache
YOU WROTE THIS??!??

THIS IS SHEER BRILLIANCE!

Can I promote it to Freeper Editorial as well? We have a section that spotlights our people's best work.

31 posted on 09/05/2012 11:24:07 AM PDT by Lazamataz (Communist Party = Democrats. Socialist Party = Republicans. WE NEED A CAPITALIST FREEDOM PARTY!)
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To: My Favorite Headache

The band left this fraud a while ago and now we are left with Milli Vanilla or an awful Karaoke rendition of “Just one more time”.


32 posted on 09/05/2012 11:24:31 AM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: My Favorite Headache

I totally understand the analogy, but I actually think the Grunge music sucked and was depressing, while the Hair music was fun to listen to. The hair band fans partied too hard and did too much sex, drugs, and rock ‘n roll, the grunge band fans on the other hand were too depressed and suicidal.


33 posted on 09/05/2012 11:24:31 AM PDT by ME-262 (Ichabod)
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To: Erasmus
when they lower the big eighteen-inch stone “0” down from the rafters

"One of the dwarves has trodden upon it."

34 posted on 09/05/2012 11:25:10 AM PDT by wbill
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To: Revolting cat!; McGruff
You know English is the primary language used on this forum right?

You know that English is the primary language used on this forum , right?

You do know that English is the primary language used on this forum, right?

35 posted on 09/05/2012 11:25:24 AM PDT by America_Right (Remember, Republicans have a lot more in common with Democrats than they do with Tea Partiers.)
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To: My Favorite Headache

I mean, I just assumed this was great WSJ work, or even a snippet of some Mark Steyn.


36 posted on 09/05/2012 11:25:56 AM PDT by Lazamataz (Communist Party = Democrats. Socialist Party = Republicans. WE NEED A CAPITALIST FREEDOM PARTY!)
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To: Vendome
awful Karaoke rendition of “Just one more time”.

I was thinking more along the lines of "Love Shack". With BO on lead vocals and MO backing him up.

37 posted on 09/05/2012 11:28:51 AM PDT by wbill
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To: America_Right; Revolting cat!; McGruff
You know English is the primary language used on this forum right?

You know that English is the primary language used on this forum , right?

You do know that English is the primary language used on this forum, right?


You do know that English is the primary language which is used on this forum, right?
38 posted on 09/05/2012 11:29:30 AM PDT by evets (beer)
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To: evets

BWHAHAHAHAHA.


39 posted on 09/05/2012 11:29:50 AM PDT by BookmanTheJanitor
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To: My Favorite Headache; a fool in paradise

Sorry, but Saintly Mormon Bishop as grunge rock don’t quite work for me.


40 posted on 09/05/2012 11:31:29 AM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong!)
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To: America_Right; Revolting cat!; McGruff
You know English is the primary language used on this forum right?

You know that English is the primary language used on this forum , right?

You do know that English is the primary language used on this forum, right?


You do know that English is the primary language used on this forum, correct?
41 posted on 09/05/2012 11:31:29 AM PDT by fr_freak
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To: Lazamataz

Yes and Yes.


42 posted on 09/05/2012 11:32:10 AM PDT by My Favorite Headache (In a world where I feel so small, I can't stop thinking big.)
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To: evets

You know English is the primary language used on this forum right?

You know that English is the primary language used on this forum , right?

You do know that English is the primary language used on this forum, right?

You do know that English is the primary language which is used on this forum, right? You do know that English is the primary form of racism and bigotry used on this forum, right?
;)


43 posted on 09/05/2012 11:32:38 AM PDT by Norm Lenhart
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To: evets

Awesome.


44 posted on 09/05/2012 11:33:02 AM PDT by lefty-lie-spy (Stay metal. For the Horde \m/("_")\m/ - via iPhone from Tokyo.)
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To: My Favorite Headache

Welcome to the Big League. :)


45 posted on 09/05/2012 11:33:06 AM PDT by Lazamataz (Communist Party = Democrats. Socialist Party = Republicans. WE NEED A CAPITALIST FREEDOM PARTY!)
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To: My Favorite Headache

So, I’m now listening to “Anger Rising” from Jerry Cantrell’s “Degredation Trip” album now. So fitting. As are so many of his other songs.


46 posted on 09/05/2012 11:37:06 AM PDT by lefty-lie-spy (Stay metal. For the Horde \m/("_")\m/ - via iPhone from Tokyo.)
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To: everyone
I'm an engineer not an english major dammit.
47 posted on 09/05/2012 11:37:06 AM PDT by McGruff (Support your local Republican candidates. They are our last line of defense.)
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To: Lazamataz; My Favorite Headache

Just as a side note...

Remember too what happened to a good number of the hair band members following the fall from glory. Jani Lane spiraled into death by alcohol, many of the bands don’t even speak to each other after greed turned them against themselves, Many just disappeared.

And that’s the fate that awaits the current ‘rock stars’ of the Dem party.

The fall will be as spectacular as the rise.


48 posted on 09/05/2012 11:37:44 AM PDT by Norm Lenhart
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To: fr_freak; America_Right; McGruff
You know English is the primary language used on this forum right?

You know that English is the primary language used on this forum , right?

You do know that English is the primary language used on this forum, right?

You do know that English is the primary language used on this forum, correct?

Вы действительно знаете, что английский язык первичный язык используется на этом форуме, правильном?

49 posted on 09/05/2012 11:38:08 AM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong!)
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To: Admin Moderator; Sidebar Moderator

?

I thought I had the ability to promote (really good) pieces like this one to Freeper Editorial? I just tried.... I used to be able to do it... used topic ‘freepered’ no quotes... couldn’t find the topic...?

Can you guys do it? I have one more I want to promote, will flag you over there.

Look at me all mature and moderator-ish alla sudden. ;)


50 posted on 09/05/2012 11:38:58 AM PDT by Lazamataz (Communist Party = Democrats. Socialist Party = Republicans. WE NEED A CAPITALIST FREEDOM PARTY!)
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