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Sheryl Crow Bashes Sarah Palin: 'Someone Unplug Her Microphone!"
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Posted on 08/18/2010 1:03:18 PM PDT by Sub-Driver

Sheryl Crow Bashes Sarah Palin: 'Someone Unplug Her Microphone!" By Alana Goodman Created 08/18/2010 - 15:34 Pop-singer Sheryl Crow has always been outspoken about her own political views, but now she's telling former vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin to zip it.

"I saw you ranting on TV today, I heard you tell me to reload. You got a lot of nerve to talk that way, someone unplug the microphone," sings Crow in her new anthem, "Say What You Want," which was released in late July.

The angsty, politically-charged song makes plenty of references to "kool-aid drinking," "talking heads" and, of course, "ignorance."

"I'm tired of all the fighting, cynicism and back biting. Can't even hear myself think, you pour the kool-aid and then we drink," sings Crow of Palin.

The Grammy Award-winning songstress makes it clear what she thinks of conservative views, crooning sarcastically that "Ignorance is patriotic, reasons are so idiotic."

Crow also made an emotional appeal to the young and impressionable, urging them to steer clear of the "hatred" that has apparently been manufactured by "talking heads" and their "hate campaigns."

"All you little ones with open hearts, don't let hatred tear your world apart. And if you wonder who is wrong and who is right, better go ask God to shine some light," she sings.

Crow defended the song in an interview [1] with The Sunday Times, saying that "[T]he morning that Sarah Palin came out and said 'reload', there was no way I wasn't going to write about that."

The "All I Want to Do" singer also delved into politics during the interview, saying that the reason Americans aren't "out on the streets" protesting may be because they're too distracted by tabloids.

People can't "experience the angst or the sadness or the anger that should go along with the oil spill or George Bush or our loan system or the economy," Crow told the paper. "So we have tabloids, we have all these things that we can invest in, which obviously make us sick in a psychological way, but don't dictate that we actually show up. Because, look, we'd be out on the street otherwise, if we got into a war like we did in Iraq."

Crow also made some predictions for the November elections (listen up, Karl Rove!), and threatened to move to Canada if the Democrats suffered major losses. "The Tea Party is going to split the Republican vote," she estimated. "[W]hich can only be good for the Democrats. That has to be the hope. Either that, or we all move to Canada." (Make sure to dress warm.)

The popstar sparked controversy in late June, when she claimed that Tea Partiers were too "uneducated" to understand the financial crisis, during an interview with CBS journalist Katie Couric for Glamour magazine.

"They're not sure what they're angry at," Crow said at the time. "[T]hey don't understand what's happening on Wall Street."

In 2007, the songwriter was also ridiculed across the political spectrum for suggesting in a Huffington Post column [2] that people should use "only one square [of toilet paper] per restroom visit" in order to conserve trees.

Other ideas in Crow's 2007 column included using a reusable "dining sleeve" instead of a dinner napkin, and a creating a "greenest lifestyle" contest for aspiring musicians.

Crow later backed away [2] from those statements, insisting that they were simply "satire," written in order to bring attention to the looming threat of climate change.

Full lyrics to Crow's new song are below:

Say What You Want

I saw you ranting on TV today I heard you tell me to reload You got a lot of nerve to talk that way Someone unplug the microphone

I'm tired of all the fighting Cynicism and back biting Can't even hear myself think Your pour the kool-aid and then we drink

So much noise so much chatter Does the truth even matter

Say, say what you want to (even though you never mean it) Say, say what you want to ( ain't got time to be wasting time) Say, say what you want to (We had a chance and now we're gonna blow it) Say, say what you want to (If this is America you'd never know it)

Ignorance is patriotic Reasons are so idiotic The winds of change just keep on blowing This is America you never know it

So much noise so much chatter Does the truth even matter?

Say, say what you want to (even though you never mean it) Say, say what you want to ( ain't got time to be wasting time) Say, say what you want to (We had a chance and now we're gonna blow it) Say, say what you want to (If this is America you'd never know it)

All you little ones with open hearts Don't let hatred tear your world apart And if you wonder who is wrong and who is right Better go ask God to shine some light

Earthquakes and Jihad Jane Talking heads and hate campaigns If aliens should land today Who would be more afraid us or them?

Say, say what you want to (even though you never mean it) Say, say what you want to ( ain't got time to be wasting time) (Say it loud yeah) Say, say what you want to (We had a chance and now we're gonna blow it) Say, say what you want to (If this is America you'd never know it)

Say, say what you want to (You gotta say it, say) Say, say what you want to (Whatever's on your mind) Say, say what you want to (Give me a microphone baby) (say it loud) Say, say what you want to (All the things I want to say)


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KEYWORDS: 2muchhate; getpalin; hatefilledharridan; hatefilledpinko; hatred; hollywoodreds; juststfu; palinbashing
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Whew, she needs to go see Doctor Dean........
1 posted on 08/18/2010 1:03:20 PM PDT by Sub-Driver
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To: Sub-Driver

or Doctor Kevorkian.


2 posted on 08/18/2010 1:04:55 PM PDT by Mengerian
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To: Sub-Driver

Shut up and wipe that nasty ass Crow.


3 posted on 08/18/2010 1:04:55 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: Sub-Driver

I guess Single-panel Sheryl is tired of selling records.


4 posted on 08/18/2010 1:05:11 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: Sub-Driver

Or stuff 2 squares of toilet paper in her piehole...


5 posted on 08/18/2010 1:05:16 PM PDT by Califreak (A man is defined by the nature of his enemies-Preach it Rush!)
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To: Sub-Driver

“Free speech” to a lefty means shouting the other person down.


6 posted on 08/18/2010 1:05:34 PM PDT by BenLurkin (Will must be the harder, courage the bolder, spirit must be the more, as our might lessens.)
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To: Sub-Driver

This small-talent beotch really is a moonbat, isn’t she?


7 posted on 08/18/2010 1:05:38 PM PDT by clee1 (We use 43 muscles to frown, 17 to smile, and 2 to pull a trigger. I'm lazy and I'm tired of smiling.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Why is this news?
a cabbage has a higher IQ then Sheryl Crow


8 posted on 08/18/2010 1:05:42 PM PDT by Charlespg
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To: Sub-Driver

Whatever we do, we should not unplug her microphone. Just let her rant and rave and prove what everyone with a brain probably already knows. She might even reveal herself to those with only half a brain.


9 posted on 08/18/2010 1:05:52 PM PDT by davisfh
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To: Sub-Driver
and threatened to move to Canada if the Democrats suffered major losses

Ah, promises... promises!

10 posted on 08/18/2010 1:05:54 PM PDT by Cincinatus (Omnia relinquit servare Rempublicam)
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To: Sub-Driver

That should make her #1 star in hollywood this month!


11 posted on 08/18/2010 1:05:57 PM PDT by Mr. K (Physically unable to proofreed (<---oops! see?))
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To: Sub-Driver

I see that using only one sheet of toilet paper is making her angry.


12 posted on 08/18/2010 1:05:57 PM PDT by edcoil (Truth's commotion is directly proportional to how deeply the lie was believed.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Nut job. Shut up, including singing! Palin is scaring the devil out of these people!


13 posted on 08/18/2010 1:05:57 PM PDT by albie
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To: cripplecreek

“Shut up and wipe that nasty ass Crow.”

And she should not expect me to shake her hand.


14 posted on 08/18/2010 1:06:04 PM PDT by henkster (A broken government does not merit full faith and credit.)
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To: Sub-Driver

She’s miserable from crotch rot. One sheet just isn’t healthy.


15 posted on 08/18/2010 1:06:08 PM PDT by hope
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To: Sub-Driver

Poor Sheryl - musta run outta toilet paper again.


16 posted on 08/18/2010 1:06:12 PM PDT by anniegetyourgun
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To: Sub-Driver
Crow also made an emotional appeal to the young and impressionable, urging them to steer clear of the "hatred" ...

She writes a song about hating someone else and wanting to silence them and then tells people to stay away from hatred? What a joke!

17 posted on 08/18/2010 1:06:12 PM PDT by avacado
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To: Sub-Driver

Freedom of Speech is for liberals only.


18 posted on 08/18/2010 1:06:12 PM PDT by Hoodat (.For the weapons of our warfare are mighty in God for pulling down strongholds.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Man, this is awesome...Sheryl Crowsfeet is a mental midget compared to Sarah...and she totally exposes it here. HAHAHAHAHA.


19 posted on 08/18/2010 1:06:21 PM PDT by MountainWoman
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To: Sub-Driver

He’d just prescribe a 24 hour hi-colonic. It would go well with the single-sheet-of-tp thing, wouldn’t it? Seriously, “angsty?” The only thing about Ms. Crow I personally care about is the column that her guitarist writes for a guitar mag I like. A fie upon her.


20 posted on 08/18/2010 1:06:33 PM PDT by sayuncledave (A cruce salus)
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To: Sub-Driver

When album sales flag and concert crowds wane, always do something “controversial.”
Whatever happened to the Dixie Chicks.


21 posted on 08/18/2010 1:06:54 PM PDT by noblejones (Obama rules!)
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To: Sub-Driver
threatened to move to Canada if the Democrats suffered major losses.

Need a ride to the airport?

22 posted on 08/18/2010 1:06:54 PM PDT by Niteflyr ("The number one goal in life is to parent yourself" Carl Jung)
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To: Charlespg

I have a new CD coming out...let’s trash Palin to generate interest for my lackluster talent.


23 posted on 08/18/2010 1:07:12 PM PDT by Blue Turtle
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Props to Lance Armstrong for boinking her senseless.


24 posted on 08/18/2010 1:07:29 PM PDT by Keith in Iowa (Iowa floods, Obama vacations. Moochelle Obama, please pass the cake.)
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To: Sub-Driver
Did Pissant write her lyrics?
25 posted on 08/18/2010 1:07:45 PM PDT by roses of sharon (I can do all things through Him who strengthens me. Philippians 4:13)
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To: Sub-Driver
Ignorance is patriotic, reasons are so idiotic.
Communists always think they are so brilliant.
26 posted on 08/18/2010 1:07:51 PM PDT by samtheman
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To: Sub-Driver
Can't even hear myself think, you pour the kool-aid and then we drink," sings Crow of Palin

Of course she can't hear herself think. You can't hear what's not happening.

27 posted on 08/18/2010 1:08:17 PM PDT by brytlea (Jesus loves me, this I know.)
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To: Sub-Driver

When you have no real argument to make, attempt to silence your opposition.


28 posted on 08/18/2010 1:08:17 PM PDT by ez ("Abashed the Devil stood and felt how awful goodness is." - Milton)
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To: edcoil
I see that using only one sheet of toilet paper is making her angry.

Must be making her chafe a bit....

29 posted on 08/18/2010 1:08:38 PM PDT by Niteflyr ("The number one goal in life is to parent yourself" Carl Jung)
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To: Sub-Driver

Someone needs to tell this dingbat that insulting a public figure who is beloved by over half the voting public is bad for record sales.


30 posted on 08/18/2010 1:08:41 PM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: avacado

Isn’t it amazing? They cannot see irony....


31 posted on 08/18/2010 1:09:50 PM PDT by brytlea (Jesus loves me, this I know.)
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To: Sub-Driver
Can't even hear myself think...

That's because you don't think, Sheryl.

32 posted on 08/18/2010 1:10:06 PM PDT by Allegra (Pablo is very wily.)
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To: Sub-Driver

If aliens should land today Who would be more afraid us or them?

***

Does she mean illegal aliens?


33 posted on 08/18/2010 1:10:32 PM PDT by True_Kon
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To: Sub-Driver

Boy, the reverb in that empty head must be devastating...

Colonel, USAFR


34 posted on 08/18/2010 1:10:35 PM PDT by jagusafr ("We hold these truths to be self-evident...")
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To: Sub-Driver

I guess she’s ‘one-sheet to the wind’. SHame, I used to like her music...Then she took up with Lance Armstrong..and continues to show her colors just like a true Lefty.


35 posted on 08/18/2010 1:11:16 PM PDT by SueRae (I can see November from my HOUSE!)
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To: noblejones

> Whatever happened to the Dixie Chicks.

I think they’re playing in a venue across from the Old Town Shopping Mall in Peoria, next to the All Night car wash and liquor store.


36 posted on 08/18/2010 1:11:26 PM PDT by Westbrook (Having children does not divide your love, it multiplies it.)
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To: Sub-Driver

When you lack real talent you have to attract attention in other ways.


37 posted on 08/18/2010 1:12:04 PM PDT by GSWarrior
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To: Windflier
I'm always amazed by that. I don't think they were the first to do it, but the Dixie Chicks really did it in style. They were right up at the top, big stars in Country Music, very popular in many red states. Then they decided to walk out on stage and pretty much call Bush a moron and insult anyone dumb enough to have voted for such a dork.

"And, oh -- by the way -- our new album is coming out next week! I hope y'all buy it!"

And that was it for them.

38 posted on 08/18/2010 1:12:19 PM PDT by ClearCase_guy
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To: cripplecreek
No sh*t. Gerbil Blow.

;-/

39 posted on 08/18/2010 1:12:35 PM PDT by Gargantua (Palin~Bachman 2010... Hey, O'Bunga, "Pa~Bach's" a b*tch!!!)
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To: Sub-Driver

She was quite the slut at Mizzou in the 80’s.


40 posted on 08/18/2010 1:12:41 PM PDT by demsux (Obama: THE job destroyer)
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To: jagusafr

Using the Revlon hair color she used to shill for has affected her brain.


41 posted on 08/18/2010 1:12:50 PM PDT by Radagast the Fool ("Mexico-Beirut with tacos!"--Dr. Zoidberg)
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To: Sub-Driver
Sheryl 'Stinky' Crow opens her mouth again?

I thougth she would have learned her lesson.

42 posted on 08/18/2010 1:13:27 PM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: Sub-Driver

Isn’t she the one that got rode like a ten speed
bike and put away wet?

Her lyrics make no sense.


43 posted on 08/18/2010 1:13:49 PM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Lance’s old hump -n- dump thinks she’s relevant. How cute.


44 posted on 08/18/2010 1:14:01 PM PDT by MissTed (My dogs have more integrity then my President)
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To: Sub-Driver

I never have liked her form of ‘entertainment’.

Never listen to anything she does.

Unless she can suck the chrome off the bumper of a 56 Thunderbird, I also don’t understand why Lance Armstrong was interested in her.


45 posted on 08/18/2010 1:14:03 PM PDT by ridesthemiles
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To: Keith in Iowa

Hopefully she’s not into anal.


46 posted on 08/18/2010 1:14:18 PM PDT by heshtesh (ueer)
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To: Sub-Driver

What do you expect from somebody who has a song that starts out, “My friend the Communist...”


47 posted on 08/18/2010 1:15:59 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Keith in Iowa
Props to Lance Armstrong for boinking her senseless.

Props to Armstrong for dumping her (tissue not included per her own rules).

48 posted on 08/18/2010 1:16:30 PM PDT by MamaDearest
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To: dfwgator

“Someone should turn off her (Palin’s) microphone”.

Yeah, Sheryl. Let’s see YOU try it!!!


49 posted on 08/18/2010 1:17:27 PM PDT by Radagast the Fool ("Mexico-Beirut with tacos!"--Dr. Zoidberg)
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To: sayuncledave

“The only thing about Ms. Crow I personally care about is the column that her guitarist writes for a guitar mag I like.”

I don’t pay too much attention to her or her music. Not my bag generally. But some months back I watched a videotaped show of hers on cable, or most of it anyway. What I expected. Most of her originals were sappy, but I thought the band was pretty good. Especially the guitar player who was wearing a shirt with a cowboy-like yoke. It made me wonder if she picked him up in Nashville or Memphis. On the one or two rockers he really killed it.


50 posted on 08/18/2010 1:17:51 PM PDT by swain_forkbeard (Rationality may not be sufficient, but it is necessary.)
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