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Posted on 01/23/2014 12:45:42 AM PST by grundle
Bruce Springsteen has long been a champion of working-class heroes in his music, and now his son has actually become one. Twenty-year-old Sam Springsteen the youngest son of Bruce and Patti Scialfa just graduated from Monmouth County Fire Academy and will join the fire department in his hometown of Colts Neck, New Jersey, according to the Asbury Park Press.
Proud mama Scialfa posted a photo on Instagram of her son in full firefighter regalia with the caption, "My youngest son, Sam, graduated from Monmouth County Fire Academy tonight. #Proud #OurFamilyHero."
Following the September 11 terrorist attacks, Bruce became a vocal supporter of firefighters and other service people who were killed during the World Trade Center rescue efforts. He headlined the benefit concert "America: A Tribute to Heroes" on September 21, 2001, to raise money for 9/11 victims and their families and emphasizing the work of New York City firefighters and police officers.
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Nice to know that the children of ultra liberals can become something useful.
That’s nice but surely this is a volunteer position, right? I thought Monmouth County was mostly volunteers.
Well, at least he’s trying to do something positive, not throwing paint balloons in strip clubs, like Bieber.
It cant be easy being the son of someone as famous as Bruce Springsteen. Look how James, Paul McCartney’s son is going on 36, but still seems to be searching for some satisfying identity achieved on his own.
Good for him and every other unrecognized citizen doing the best s/he can.
That is wonderful...I am sure he is a terrific young man.
I pray that he is not as politically stupid as his father, though.
So he can’t sing? Runs in the family.
Liberals say that about all commies.
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.
"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. To Nichols -a rather dense left-winger -it is good form to acknowledge that perhaps 'Stalin was a bad guy,' and then simply get over it, and move on to campaign for very American socialist causes." --Ronald Radosh (former communist)
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
"... on April 22, 1970, [the very first] Earth Day was held, one of the most remarkable happenings in the history of democracy... "
--American Heritage Magazine, October 1993
Earth Day, April 22, 1970:
"The nationwide event included opposition to the Vietnam War on the agenda, but this was thought to detract for the environmental message.
Pete Seeger was a keynote speaker and performer at the event held in Washington DC."
Владимир Ильич Ленин
Chairman of the Council of Peoples Commissars
In office: November 8, 1917 January 21, 1924
Born April 22, 1870
Died January 21, 1924
Political party Bolshevik Party
Profession Politician, revolutionary
Earth Day founded on Lenin's 100th birthday? --yeah, it's a "coincidence". LOL!
NYT Writer Corrects Record: Pete Seeger 'Only' 40 Years Late in Denouncing Stalin
By P.J. Gladnick
The New York Times has now corrected  a "smear" about Pete Seeger being 50 years too late in denouncing Stalin. Thanks to the intrepid research of Times reporter Daniel J. Wakin, the record has now been set straight. Pete Seeger was only about 40 years too late in criticizing Stalin.
OUTSTANDING post, ETL. Thanks. Congratulations to Sam Springsteen.
HOORAY Buck! HOORAY Rush!
Absolutely. Let's just hope his politics aren't anywhere near like his dopey father's.
This is nice. Most celebrity kids don’t do anything useful. As bad as Springsteen can be, he seems to have raised good kids.
“My youngest son, Sam, graduated from Monmouth County Fire Academy tonight. #Proud #OurFamilyHero.”
I’ve noticed this kind of phrasing is more and more common today. Men were always bad about it, and now women are about equal in its use. Shouldn’t it actually be:
OUR youngest son, Sam, graduated from Monmouth County Fire Academy tonight. #Proud #OurFamilyHero.”
Seems to show a focus on self rather than as a couple. Of course if you look at the divorce rate, I guess that IS the way most people think.
Congrats to the younger Springsteen and his parents.
It probably is but that doesn't discount the fact that he took the time to complete the training that would allow him to serve.
No, you’re right. But my point is that by not being a professional firefighter, he obviously has a career unrelated to this. His parents didn’t mention that.
I wonder... is he a UNION member first... or a firefighter?
Considering this marraige was the result of an affair she had with Bruce when he was married... yeah little narcissistic personality going on.
Geez Francis, lighten up. I’ve been happily married for 27 years and would have phrased it the exact same way. Sheeeesh.
Watch, in about a week or so Bruce’ll be writing first person hero songs about firefighting.
But my point is that by not being a professional firefighter, he obviously has a career unrelated to this. His parents didnt mention that.
This is a story about a young man graduating from a firefighting program. And you take issue that his full C.V. is not included?
Not weird at all. Springsteen pretends to be a man of the people and he and his wife put their son out there as a working class hero - when, in fact, he is probably a voluntary fireman with another career. Now, please don’t ignore the fact that I think it is laudatory and wonderful that the son is doing this. I’m just cynical about his parents. I live in his neighborhood and while Springsteen is personally a nice guy, his politics are shameless. And please don’t just assume I’m somehow putting their son down. Quite the opposite.
Did he save a life during training?
Not weird at all. Springsteen pretends to be a man of the people and he and his wife put their son out there as a working class hero
Yes, very weird and getting weirder.
The story is about a young man, and you just want to talk about the sins of the father.
The parents rightfully expressed pride in their son, and you have turned that into them “making him a working class hero.”