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Rocker Sting Stung by Controversy Over Secret Concert for Dictator's Daughter
Fox ^ | 4/13/10 | Ed 'don't call me Fred' Barnes

Posted on 04/13/2010 9:52:58 PM PDT by pissant

Human rights activists are demanding the superstar stinger donate to charity the more than $2 million dollars “in blood money” he received for playing a secret concert for the daughter of one the world’s most brutal dictators.

O Sting, where is thy sting?

It is not where his principles lie, according to human rights activists who are demanding that the superstar stinger donate to charity the more than $2 million dollars “in blood money” he received for playing a secret concert for the daughter of one the world’s most brutal dictators, Islam Karimov of Uzbekistan.

The little known dictator burst upon the international scene in 2005 when his troops opened fire on protesters in the city of Andijan. Estimates of the number of casualties, largely women and children, run from 187, the state official figure, to 5000. In the outraged that followed, Karimov closed an American military base used to support troops in Afghanistan and shifted his allegiances to China and other non-Western nations.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society
KEYWORDS: ruskiesluvchillentoo; sting; stink
Stink is worse than that idiot Bonor
1 posted on 04/13/2010 9:52:58 PM PDT by pissant
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To: pissant

Two million dollars is a lot of principal.


2 posted on 04/13/2010 9:54:32 PM PDT by Paleo Conservative
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To: pissant

All the preachy, preachy lyrics and posturing.

I think this is just another Da doo doo doo, da da da da...


3 posted on 04/13/2010 9:55:19 PM PDT by ReneeLynn (Socialism is SO yesterday. Fascism, it*s the new black. Mmm Mmm Mmm.)
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To: pissant

friggin liberal sh*ts. Whores all...


4 posted on 04/13/2010 9:57:53 PM PDT by April Lexington (Study the constitution so you know what they are taking away!)
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To: pissant
I don't think he should apologize for doing a concert and I don't think he should let the folks with their hands out mau-mau him into giving the money away. He earned it.

“I am well aware of the Uzbek president's appalling reputation in the field of human rights as well as the environment. I made the decision to play there in spite of that."
"I have come to believe that cultural boycotts are not only pointless gestures, they are counter-productive, where proscribed states are further robbed of the open commerce of ideas and art and as a result become even more closed, paranoid and insular."

I'll take it from his remarks that he will understand why we sometimes work with flawed and imperfect governments in the pursuit of a greater good.

5 posted on 04/13/2010 10:02:14 PM PDT by marron
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To: ReneeLynn

Hypocrite libtard douchebag. His solo sissy songs wreak of spinelessness.


6 posted on 04/13/2010 10:02:25 PM PDT by max americana
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To: April Lexington

“Whores all”

Sting...you don’t have to put on the red light....


7 posted on 04/13/2010 10:04:06 PM PDT by Huskrrrr
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To: marron

Wasn’t he one of the “no nukes” pukes?


8 posted on 04/13/2010 10:04:24 PM PDT by pissant (THE Conservative party: www.falconparty.com)
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To: pissant

Remember on the left you only have to espouse the right dogma, what you do behavior wise does not apply unless you are conservative.

Classic case is Bill Clinton’s behavior and the silence of NOW in the face of rape allegations of Jaunita Broadrick. The left said NOTHING, because Bill Clinton supported womens rights in speeches.


9 posted on 04/13/2010 10:09:27 PM PDT by Walkingfeather
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Wasn’t he one of the “no nukes” pukes?

Of course. He's righteous. He's cool. He does yoga. He eats grass. He hangs with fashionably foreign people with accents. He's got to be against nukes.

I have to say, I'm enjoying this. Sting is like one of those actors who keeps the bankers at bay by doing commercials in Japan that they hope no one will find out about, and now he's been found out.

This is funny. I like him but he's one of the more insufferably pompous people in music. Not John Couger Mellancamp pompous, and he is talented, but the pomposity makes this episode enjoyable.

10 posted on 04/13/2010 10:17:42 PM PDT by marron
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To: marron

Which of the daughters was it? The younger one appears to be a philanthropist.


11 posted on 04/13/2010 10:19:40 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (I am in America but not of America (per bible: am in the world but not of it))
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To: HiTech RedNeck

This seems to be the older one who runs the business empire.


12 posted on 04/13/2010 10:26:38 PM PDT by marron
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To: pissant

I honestly was never a Sting or a Police fan. However, after seeing Sting in an interview claiming that “We, as a society, have created a criminal class and they have every right to be criminals” (May not be word for word, it was a long time ago) I wrote him off as a liberal jerk.

Maybe obuma was secretly there too and did his usual bow to the dictator thug?


13 posted on 04/13/2010 10:33:51 PM PDT by mtdrake
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To: pissant
It's so entertaining to watch the left eat their own.




14 posted on 04/13/2010 10:35:59 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Be still & kneel before the know-nothing Omnipotent One, Il Douche' Jr., may fleas be upon him.)
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To: pissant

I never liked him, or the police, Die Sting.


15 posted on 04/13/2010 10:44:34 PM PDT by longfellow (Bill Maher, the 21st hijacker.)
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To: pissant

Would all the political and corporate whores who’ve done business with, kissed the asses of, bowed to murderous Red China please give us all our money back?


16 posted on 04/13/2010 10:49:28 PM PDT by lewislynn (What does the global warming movement and the Fairtax movement have in common? Disinformation)
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To: longfellow
I never liked him, or the police, Die Sting.

They became very overrated, but in 1981 or so The Police rocked the heck out.

17 posted on 04/13/2010 10:51:15 PM PDT by rogue yam
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To: rogue yam
Who are they? Never listen to any of that kind of music. Give me bostonpete.com and the old cowboy western music of long ago.
18 posted on 04/13/2010 10:54:17 PM PDT by MamaB (If you see someone without a smile, give them yours.)
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To: pissant

Another fool forgot his poo poo stinks.


19 posted on 04/13/2010 11:03:36 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: longfellow; MamaB

Proof of the awesomeness:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ic5Y1Eh4NTE


20 posted on 04/13/2010 11:08:25 PM PDT by rogue yam
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To: freekitty
Another fool forgot his poo poo stinks.

I'm sorry, is this a conservative website?

Sting has been "accused" of doing that which he does for a living: performing.

Why does he now owe the leftists money?

21 posted on 04/13/2010 11:14:35 PM PDT by rogue yam
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To: rogue yam; Mr. Mojo

this has nothing to do with owing money

Sting is a midget libtard and he rails all the good causes yet then runs off and gets paid 2M to play for a bloodthirsty dictator

how does that add up to owing leftists money?

it just shows he has no principles just talk...a whore basically with a podium

and a horsey wife...don’t get me started

and an open marriage too

typical celeb wack

next week I hear he’s doingh a private show for the next Hamas suicide bomber class graduation...what a sport


22 posted on 04/13/2010 11:26:06 PM PDT by wardaddy (Will adobe ever fix shockwave to work consistently?)
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To: wardaddy

“next week I hear he’s doingh a private show for the next Hamas suicide bomber class graduation...what a sport”

We must be sure to alert Hamas that Sting works for Mossad.


23 posted on 04/14/2010 2:00:31 AM PDT by Yehuda (Land of the free, THANKS TO THE BRAVE!)
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To: wardaddy
This about sums it up:

Sting: "I have come to believe that cultural boycotts are not only pointless gestures, they are counter-productive, where proscribed states are further robbed of the open commerce of ideas and art and as a result become even more closed, paranoid and insular."

Upon hearing the singer's explanation, Craig Murray, a former British ambassador to Uzbekistan, [rhetorically] asked “Is he mad?"

24 posted on 04/14/2010 6:13:53 AM PDT by Mr. Mojo
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To: rogue yam

i thought springsteen was great too, but now i cant stand him and sold my collection for $18.


25 posted on 04/14/2010 8:06:20 AM PDT by longfellow (Bill Maher, the 21st hijacker.)
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To: pissant

“There’s a little black spot on my soul today...”


26 posted on 04/14/2010 8:09:21 AM PDT by steveo (2010 never again)
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To: Yehuda

lol...that should do the trick


27 posted on 04/14/2010 8:44:57 AM PDT by wardaddy (Will adobe ever fix shockwave to work consistently?)
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To: Mr. Mojo

you know I met him very briefly in Waylon’s office in 1996 or so

Miles Copeland had Waylum doing bits with all these rock folks he had access to on his label

he was tiny and wearing a houndstooth checked little Dickens looking suit...very odd...but quite personable

hit on all the gals...claimed he and Trudie are allowed to

geez


28 posted on 04/14/2010 8:47:32 AM PDT by wardaddy (Will adobe ever fix shockwave to work consistently?)
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To: wardaddy

Gordon Sumner and his wife have an open marriage. They have both talked about it often. I blame the Jesuits who educated him myself.


29 posted on 04/14/2010 8:50:19 AM PDT by Clemenza (Remember our Korean War Veterans)
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To: Clemenza

and open marriage is like an open mind...empty...and a canard to boot

I could not bear the thought of my little wifey having sex...especially the good kind.. with another man....makes me want to listen to Dropkick Murphys and kill someone


30 posted on 04/14/2010 8:57:18 AM PDT by wardaddy (Will adobe ever fix shockwave to work consistently?)
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To: marron

Someone should look up his “pointless gestures” conducted against South Africa.


31 posted on 04/14/2010 9:00:45 AM PDT by Deb (Beat him, strip him and bring him to my tent!)
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To: wardaddy

I’ve never met the libidot. ...or even seen him in concert.

Seems most guys with “open” marriages have wives that look like Mr. Ed.


32 posted on 04/14/2010 10:30:17 AM PDT by Mr. Mojo
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To: rogue yam

I didn’t say that.


33 posted on 04/14/2010 10:57:12 AM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: pissant

“He called himself a verb, present tense. He’s not Stung. He’s not Stinging. He’s Sting.”

“’Allo Gordo.”

“Excuse me, I would prefer if you called me ‘Sting’ from now on.”

“Sting?!?! You’ve gone off your bleedin’ rocker, you ‘ave.”


34 posted on 04/14/2010 11:04:52 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: pissant

Yeah, this is the same guy who was complaining about overpopulation. At last check, he has seven kids.


35 posted on 04/14/2010 11:09:03 AM PDT by Antoninus (It's a degenerate society where dogs have more legal rights than unborn babies.)
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To: Mr. Mojo

lol....good observation


36 posted on 04/14/2010 5:04:06 PM PDT by wardaddy (Will adobe ever fix shockwave to work consistently?)
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To: pissant

Big stink, Sting stung, sang song for Islam.


37 posted on 04/14/2010 5:13:13 PM PDT by Rocky (REPEAL IT!)
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To: pissant
He's come a long way: A Conspiracy of Hope

Then again, the Amnesty folks probably had front row tickets at the concert.

38 posted on 04/14/2010 5:27:28 PM PDT by Tench_Coxe
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