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Pro-Bush Neil Young Shocks Leftists
newsmax.com | Dec13, 2001 | Carl Limbacher and the Newsmax staff

Posted on 12/13/2001 11:41:31 AM PST by NC Conservative

The left-wing group that calls itself People for the American Way got the shock of its life when it honored peacenik Canadian rocker Neil Young - and he said President Bush's anti-terrorism measures were necessary.

"We can't forget what brought us together and what we're living for, what makes us who we are, even though to protect freedom it seems that we're going to have to relinquish some of our freedoms for a short period of time," Young said Tuesday at the limousine-liberal group's annual dinner in (where else?) Beverly Hills.

More than a few eyebrows were raised, Reuters news agency reported Wednesday.

"It is a law that we get a chance to get them back. It's very important not to forget that.

"It's a tough time for all of us who believe in a certain way of life to come to grips with the fact that we have to kind of make a - what do you call it - this word's hard for me - I think it's - compromise. That's right. But it's temporary, and we can't forget that it's temporary. We're going to do the job, and then we're going to get back to being who we are."

Young, who received the outfit's "Spirit of Liberty lifetime achievement award," recently had the blame-America-first left grumbling when he recorded the song ''Let's Roll'' as a tribute to the doomed passengers who overpowered their hijackers over Pennsylvania on Sept. 11.

Matt Stone and Trey Parker, creators of ``South Park'' and the failed "That's My Bush!" sitcom, also had the whine-and-cheese GWLs (Guilty White Liberals) gasping when Parker said they were proud Republicans. ``It's true," said Parker, dressed in a garish stars-and-stripes suit.


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1 posted on 12/13/2001 11:41:31 AM PST by NC Conservative
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To: NC Conservative
KEEP ON ROCKIN' IN THE FREE WORLD!!!!
2 posted on 12/13/2001 11:44:24 AM PST by gundog
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To: NC Conservative

3 posted on 12/13/2001 11:45:59 AM PST by Joe Brower
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To: NC Conservative
Matt Stone and Trey Parker, creators of ``South Park'' and the failed "That's My Bush!" sitcom, also had the whine-and-cheese GWLs (Guilty White Liberals) gasping when Parker said they were proud Republicans. ``It's true," said Parker, dressed in a garish stars-and-stripes suit.

I think they were probably just taunting the crowd. I believe those two are solid Libertarians.

Hey, did anybody see last night’s “All Butter” ("That's me.") episode. It was a little too creepy in the beginning, but I was laughing my ass off when they went into full Ramsey-Condit-OJ bashing mode. Condit looked like a guilty corpse! Great stuff!

4 posted on 12/13/2001 11:48:07 AM PST by dead
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To: dead
Did you notice that at the end Stan, Kyle and Cartman showed up, but Kenny didn't? There's been some speculation online since last week's "Kenny Dies" episode that it wasn't just a half-hour extension of the same old joke, but that he's really and truly GONE this time. I thought they were all nuts, but now I'm not so sure.
5 posted on 12/13/2001 11:52:02 AM PST by Timesink
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To: dead
I believe those two are solid Libertarians

At least they are somewhere in the ball park. I always thought they were liberal blowhards.

6 posted on 12/13/2001 11:54:01 AM PST by NC Conservative
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To: NC Conservative

7 posted on 12/13/2001 11:54:58 AM PST by Rain-maker
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To: NC Conservative
I always thought they were liberal blowhards.

Absolutely not! Have you ever watched “South Park”? About the only thing you can be sure of from that show is that they hate liberals. They really really really hate liberals.

8 posted on 12/13/2001 11:56:53 AM PST by dead
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To: dead
I have to admit I do not watch South Park on a regular basis. Only watch it with my bro in law every now and then.
9 posted on 12/13/2001 11:58:03 AM PST by NC Conservative
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To: Timesink
I did notice that, but didn't put any meaning into it. Kenny always really dies. They just keep making new Kennys.
10 posted on 12/13/2001 11:58:30 AM PST by dead
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To: NC Conservative
I always thought they were liberal blowhards.

Guess you never watched an episode! They are all centered around Liberal themes only to reveil later how utterly stupid their ideas are! If you ever get to see tehhe Class President episode with Ike running for President and the slap Mr. Hand made to Rosie O'Donnell, you would change your mind

11 posted on 12/13/2001 11:58:33 AM PST by Bommer
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To: NC Conservative
I always thought they were liberal blowhards.

Guess you never watched an episode! They are all centered around Liberal themes only to reveil later how utterly stupid their ideas are! If you ever get to see tehhe Class President episode with Ike running for President and the slap Mr. Hand made to Rosie O'Donnell, you would change your mind

12 posted on 12/13/2001 11:58:36 AM PST by Bommer
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To: NC Conservative
Here is the brand new Neil Young song honoring the heroes on flight 93:

Let's Roll

by Neil Young

I know I said I love you,
I know you know it's true,
I got to put the phone down,
And do what we gotta do.

One's standing in the aisle way,
Two more at the door,
We got to get inside there,
Before they kill some more.

Time is runnin' out, let's roll.
Time is runnin' out, let's roll.

No time for indecision,
We got to make a move,
I hope that we're forgiven,
For what we gotta do.

How this all got started,
I'll never understand,
I hope someone can fly this thing,
Get us back to land.

Time is runnin' out, let's roll.
Time is runnin' out, let's roll.

No one has the answers,
But one thing is true,
You got to turn on evil,
When it's comin' after you.

You got to face it down,
And when it tries to hide,
You got to go in after it,
And never be denied.

Time is runnin' out, let's roll.

Let's roll for freedom,
Let's roll for love,
Goin' after Satan,
On the wings of a dove.

Let's roll for justice,
Let's roll for truth,
Let's not let our children,
Grow up fearful in their youth.

Time is runnin' out, let's roll.
Time is runnin' out, let's roll.
Time is runnin' out, let's roll.




Listen to it here. It is not on any CD, it is a new release.

13 posted on 12/13/2001 12:08:49 PM PST by TomB
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To: NC Conservative
My wife saw Gene Simmons of KISS on "The View" and he said, "Hey, when they come after your family, you go get them. You don't fool around," or strong words to that effect.
14 posted on 12/13/2001 12:09:41 PM PST by LS
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To: dead
I always thought that it was a piece of liberal s^%# show, from all the stories and comments on the show -- about how gross, vile, disgusting it was.

Then I watched it, and to my delight, it is sooo good at slamming liberal idealogy.

15 posted on 12/13/2001 12:13:06 PM PST by jae471
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To: NC Conservative
Peter Jennings should take a lesson from this former Canadian.
16 posted on 12/13/2001 12:14:17 PM PST by alaskanfan
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To: NC Conservative
Is this the same Neil Young that dedicated his song "Piece of Crap" to George W. Bush?

http://www.dotmusic.com/reviews/Live/June2001/reviews20445.asp

17 posted on 12/13/2001 12:16:20 PM PST by Captainpaintball
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To: NC Conservative
Matt Stone and Trey Parker, creators of ``South Park'' and the failed "That's My Bush!" sitcom, also had the whine-and-cheese GWLs (Guilty White Liberals) gasping when Parker said they were proud Republicans.

These guys would tell a Jew they're Nazi's, and would tell Muslims they were Jews... They'll say anything to get a rise outta someone, in other words.

I don't really hold the two in high regard. The very first episode of South Park was mildy amusing, though.

:) ttt

18 posted on 12/13/2001 12:16:26 PM PST by detsaoT
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To: NC Conservative
I remember Neil Young raising more than a few eyebrows in the 80s when he announced he supported Reagan because "we need to keep America strong."
19 posted on 12/13/2001 12:19:42 PM PST by Behind Liberal Lines
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To: NC Conservative; dead
The absolute BEST episode of "South Park" is the "save the rainforest" episode where their new hippie teacher makes them take a field trip to Columbia to save the rainforest, they end up getting lost, attacked by local floral, fauna, and indigeous people, and are finally saved by a group of heroic white american construction workers who are clear cutting the rainforest. The final credits contain "facts" about how many deaths per year are caused by the rain forest.
20 posted on 12/13/2001 12:22:52 PM PST by Behind Liberal Lines
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To: Captainpaintball
Is this the same Neil Young that dedicated his song "Piece of Crap" to George W. Bush?

What are you, nuts???

That was back in June. With all the brain cells "old Neil" has destroyed in his lifetime, I'd be suprised if he remembers what he had for breakfast today. ;)

21 posted on 12/13/2001 12:23:29 PM PST by TomB
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To: NC Conservative
As is the case with many people, the older you get and as you gain the knowlege of lifes experiences, the more conservative and hawkish you become. I always liked Young for his music and now I can appreciate another good quality.
22 posted on 12/13/2001 12:23:52 PM PST by Cold Heat
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To: LS
My wife saw Gene Simmons of KISS on "The View" and he said, "Hey, when they come after your family, you go get them. You don't fool around," or strong words to that effect

Gene Simmons is an interesting fellow. I saw him on Politically Incorrect and Maher was asking him various questions about tax cuts and if he thought that taxes on the wealthy were too high and he said Why should he give the money he has worked so hard for to people who don't give a damn and do not want to do anything to better their lives financially. Also, Gene probably doesn't mind blowing up a muslim or two since he is Jewish. His real name is Chiam Mitz and immigrated from Israel when he was six. He also used to be a sixth grade school teacher. Go figure.

23 posted on 12/13/2001 12:24:36 PM PST by NC Conservative
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To: NC Conservative
Why does it shock people when liberals (and that's what Young, Stone, Parker, et al truly are) endorse a policy that will increase government intervention and conrol and erode individual liberties?
24 posted on 12/13/2001 12:25:54 PM PST by Cacophonous
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To: dead
"They're environmentalists, they won't listen to logic or reason."

One of the many occasions I was thankful I taped the show so I could rewind and see the parts I laughed through. Parker and Stone are pretty hardcore. They don't agree often with the social conservative front, but even on those issues they seem to think the liberals are either more wrong or at best right for all the wrong reasons (or through all the wrong methods).

25 posted on 12/13/2001 12:31:55 PM PST by discostu
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To: TomB
thanks....nice work by NY...gotta give him props for dissing the Hollywood elite.
26 posted on 12/13/2001 12:34:16 PM PST by Keith
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To: NC Conservative
We've got a thousand points of light, for the homeless man, we have a kinder gentler machine gun hand

Neil Young is a political independent who did not like Bush the elder. Then again, neither did I.

BTW: Rust Never Sleeps is the greatest "heavy metal" album of all time, even though most metalheads never consider it.

27 posted on 12/13/2001 12:42:13 PM PST by Clemenza
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To: wirestripper
the older you get and as you gain the knowlege of lifes experiences, the more conservative and hawkish you become.

Goodness... As hawkish as I am at 26, I'm going to be Ghengis Khan by the time I'm 40. :)

28 posted on 12/13/2001 12:42:45 PM PST by Sloth
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To: NC Conservative
Don't get too excited. Most liberals with even the brain of a common flea have figured out that Bush's policies are necessary to eradicate this threat.

And the rest... well they have no brain.

29 posted on 12/13/2001 12:49:23 PM PST by Rockitz
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To: Bommer
Watching John Travolta mount Mr. Garrison's gyro-cycle thing had me in stitches.

"Still, it's better than the airlines!"

30 posted on 12/13/2001 12:49:26 PM PST by big gray tabby
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To: dead
you need to watch the episode wher Cartman says "I hate hippies" as they bash the save-the-rainforest-ecofreaks. Or see them bash barbara streisand.
31 posted on 12/13/2001 12:50:26 PM PST by finnman69
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To: Clemenza
Welfare mothers/Make better lovers

I never got that song. I dunno about Rust Never Sleeps being a great "metal" album, but it does certainly rock. I think Neil's heaviest Crazy Horse stuff is on Everybody Knows This is Nowhere - "Down by the River" and "Cowgirl in the Sand."

Two of my favorite albums, and I also love After the Gold Rush. Oh yeah, this is a political website...

32 posted on 12/13/2001 12:55:57 PM PST by Egregious Philbin
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To: finnman69
I've seen every episode, I think.
33 posted on 12/13/2001 1:00:09 PM PST by dead
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To: NC Conservative
At least they are somewhere in the ball park. I always thought they were liberal blowhards.

Now lets not start this nonsense again. There is NOTHING liberal about South Park.

34 posted on 12/13/2001 1:02:09 PM PST by southern rock
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To: NC Conservative
"We can't forget what brought us together and what we're living for, what makes us who we are, even though to protect freedom it seems that we're going to have to relinquish some of our freedoms for a short period of time," Young said Tuesday at the limousine-liberal group's annual dinner in (where else?) Beverly Hills.

Oh, to be a little mouse in the corner, if only to watch & listen to the uber-liberals faint dead away when he said this.

35 posted on 12/13/2001 1:04:04 PM PST by Catspaw
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To: TomB
great tune!
36 posted on 12/13/2001 1:04:43 PM PST by bigfootbob
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To: Cacophonous
Why does it shock people when liberals (and that's what Young, Stone, Parker, et al truly are)...

Have you not been paying attention? How do you get that Stone and Parker are liberals?

37 posted on 12/13/2001 1:05:47 PM PST by mlo
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To: Timesink
Wasn't there a story (or rumor, or something..) earlier this year (or maybe last year) about permanently killing off one of the four kids?
38 posted on 12/13/2001 1:12:45 PM PST by michaelt
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To: NC Conservative
Love it.

Matt Stone and Trey Parker, creators of ``South Park'' and the failed "That's My Bush!" sitcom, also had the whine-and-cheese GWLs (Guilty White Liberals) gasping when Parker said they were proud Republicans. ``It's true," said Parker, dressed in a garish stars-and-stripes suit.

39 posted on 12/13/2001 1:13:08 PM PST by GOPJ
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To: TomB
That's great! Neil has always been my favorite American rocker. (The WHO my favorite Brit. rock band.) He might seem like a lib, he may even call himself one, but I've always seen his POV to be more of a smack against BS than a particular political view. Hope my 'puter will play that .wav.
"Saw it on the tube
Bought it on the phone
Now you're home alone
It's a piece of crap!"
NY-Sleeps With Angels
40 posted on 12/13/2001 2:11:28 PM PST by TigersEye
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To: Timesink
Hey, did anybody see last night’s “All Butter” ("That's me.") episode. It was a little too creepy in the beginning,

Creepy's is not the word for it. I turned it off.

Guess I'll watch the last half on Sunday's repeat.

41 posted on 12/13/2001 2:12:05 PM PST by hattend
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To: NC Conservative
South Park is quality!
42 posted on 12/13/2001 2:16:03 PM PST by Shift_Master
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To: Captainpaintball
Is this the same Neil Young that dedicated his song "Piece of Crap" to George W. Bush?

I never heard that. I was amazed you mentioned the song, I was off composing my post before I saw yours, it's not too well known.

43 posted on 12/13/2001 2:19:17 PM PST by TigersEye
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To: NC Conservative
I saw the Simmons interview and have been looking for a transcript of it on the Oreilly website, no luck so far. But he certainly had his facts straight and believed that Israel needed to go for the kill. Kiss fan in dallas.
44 posted on 12/13/2001 2:26:04 PM PST by Delbert
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To: NC Conservative
At least they are somewhere in the ball park. I always thought they were liberal blowhards.

If you watched the show. I have and its funny as all hell. They make fun of the stupid idea of hate crime laws (devoted a whole show to the joke) and have made fun of celeberties who are all liberals.

Social Conservatives or moralists no. However that does not make you a liberal democrat otherwise the republican party would be the size of the reform party.
45 posted on 12/13/2001 2:26:17 PM PST by Libertarian_4_eva
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To: detsaoT
"These guys would tell a Jew they're Nazi's, and would tell Muslims they were Jews... They'll say anything to get a rise outta someone, in other words. "

ROTFLMAO....Most people take themselves way too seriously. If all it takes to get a rise out of someone is to disagree with them, then they deserve to be laughed at. South Park rocks, hehe, and I don't care if you disagree;^)

46 posted on 12/13/2001 4:00:39 PM PST by monday
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To: NC Conservative
Here is another item to contribute to observations of the apparent rocker trend towards libertarianism/conservatism.

On mainstream TV channels recently there have been some ad spots that offer folks an opportunity to send a video greeting to troops fighting in the Afghanistan operation, or overseas, or both. The cover music is "River", from the album "Blue":

It's coming on Christmas
They're cutting down the trees
They're putting up reindeer
And singing Christmas songs of joy and peace
Oh, I wish I had a river
That I could skate away on
...

I would imagine that they could not use the music without Mitchell's permission. I do not know her politics but I would be surprised if she was not a pacifist, at least in the past.

47 posted on 12/13/2001 4:06:40 PM PST by SteveH
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To: NC Conservative
South Park has always been about making fun of stupid people and stupid ideas which is why they are always going after Babs, Rosie, hate crime legislation, those horrible "people" who want to have sex with children, Janet Reno,... the list goes on and on. Sure once in a while a conservative idea is skewered but for the most part its the liberals and thier ideas taking it in the a$$.
48 posted on 12/13/2001 4:12:01 PM PST by StevenB
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To: dead
What pride is there in claiming membership in a political party that has no chance of any major political success? The LP is a dead animal. Any Libertarians with brains realize that the way to effect change in Washington is to work within the two party system. Ron Paul has figured that out. Why haven't you all?
49 posted on 12/13/2001 4:12:24 PM PST by What about Bob?
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