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Mr. President, Meet the Price of Darkness [Ozzy Osbourne]
CNN ^ | 5/5/02 | CNN Staff

Posted on 05/05/2002 4:01:51 AM PDT by BunnySlippers

Edited on 04/29/2004 2:00:29 AM PDT by Jim Robinson. [history]

WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Bush and top members of his administration mingled and shared laughs Saturday with Washington reporters, insiders and some outsiders -- including famed British rocker Ozzy Osbourne -- at this year's White House Correspondents dinner.

Comedian Drew Carey was on hand to provide the entertainment during the more than three-hour event, doing stand-up comedy for the president and more than 1,800 guests, from top White House adviser Karl Rove to hard rocker turned reality show star Ozzy Osbourne.


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To: rambo316
No, and do you know what? I should not have used that term, "shrub" to describe Bush

Thank you for your apology. This is not the first time I have seen you insult President Bush in this way. I shall be glad to read your posts in future without the demeaning, personal attacks.
251 posted on 05/06/2002 5:32:05 PM PDT by baseballmom
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To: BunnySlippers
Are you complaining about my presence on this thread? Hey, someone needs to provide a little diversity, a different point of view.

Yes, I am very saddened by the state of this nation and the almost total lack of vigilance.

252 posted on 05/06/2002 5:32:06 PM PDT by CWRWinger
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To: CWRWinger
You are sooo self-righteous. Is it possible that we are right and you are wong?

Mrs. Osbourne ...


253 posted on 05/06/2002 5:34:01 PM PDT by BunnySlippers
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To: CWRWinger
Are you complaining about my presence on this thread? Hey, someone needs to provide a little diversity, a different point of view.

No, I was responding to your hateful message. Or did you forget?

You see yourself as vigilant ... but you are really pompous. I'll bet your have some better music for us to listen to ... something that YOU PERSONALLY approve of.

254 posted on 05/06/2002 5:37:36 PM PDT by BunnySlippers
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To: Uncle Meat
"I noticed you don't have the last of my sentance in itallics"

That was by design to get your goat.

255 posted on 05/06/2002 5:40:19 PM PDT by CWRWinger
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To: CWRWinger
Ever consider they might be mass hypnotized by not so subliminal methods?

No,we just don't waste our lives worrying about what stupid paranoid idiots insist are evil hidden messages that aren't there.

256 posted on 05/06/2002 5:42:59 PM PDT by Uncle Meat
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To: CWRWinger
That was by design to get your goat

Take some Geritol you old goat.

257 posted on 05/06/2002 5:44:41 PM PDT by Uncle Meat
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To: BunnySlippers
Is it wrong to hate something?
258 posted on 05/06/2002 5:47:42 PM PDT by CWRWinger
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To: CWRWinger
s it wrong to hate something?

It's not wrong to hate something or to be vigilant. But you are clearly trying to cast everyone on this thread who likes rock music as being "inferior", "not vilgilant", not conservative", and certainly not up to your standards.

259 posted on 05/06/2002 5:50:10 PM PDT by BunnySlippers
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To: Uncle Meat
Take some Geritol you old goat.

LOL!! That's a good one,, but I'm not going to go there.

260 posted on 05/06/2002 5:51:02 PM PDT by CWRWinger
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To: RamsNo1
I completely agree with you. Bush made a fool of himself and Dick Cheney.

I don't think I've ever seen a post of yours that wasn't entirely critical of President Bush. Sheeesssshhhhhh. Did you actually WATCH the event on CSpan? It was very funny and was given rave reviews by most people. Maybe you could borrow someone's funny bone sometime. It's positively liberating to laugh. Try it sometime.
261 posted on 05/06/2002 5:54:06 PM PDT by baseballmom
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To: CWRWinger
You need to remember that everyone here on this site is a conservative. Basically, (with some variations) we are working toward the same goal. If you don't like rock music I can't understand why you can't state that and leave it alone. You're on a thread with rock music lovers.

Use some common sense. Not everyone who likes rock music is EVIL as much as you like to think of it that way.

262 posted on 05/06/2002 5:55:17 PM PDT by BunnySlippers
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To: BunnySlippers
I never said that. It's a figment of your imagination or guilt. Actually, I only attacked Ozzie the Ork and rock and roll. I don't believe I attacked any Freeper personally.
Please don't take my hatred of r & r personally.
263 posted on 05/06/2002 5:55:33 PM PDT by CWRWinger
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To: baseballmom
Maybe you could borrow someone's funny bone sometime. It's positively liberating to laugh. Try it sometime.

It's amazing, isn't it, how some people are stuck in abject negativity.

264 posted on 05/06/2002 5:56:59 PM PDT by BunnySlippers
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To: BunnySlippers
This thread happens to be a whole lot more than just about rock and roll. If this was all it was about I wouldn't be here. And I'm still here because I keep getting responses. I would love to move on to something else. I have made a few points.
265 posted on 05/06/2002 6:00:02 PM PDT by CWRWinger
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To: CWRWinger
LOL!! That's a good one,, but I'm not going to go there.

What's the matter,been hitting on it a little to much lately?

266 posted on 05/06/2002 6:00:03 PM PDT by Uncle Meat
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To: CWRWinger
I repeat. Ozzy has given up on drugs and alcohol and puts them down vehemently on his program. I asked you to remember the saints who have sinned and redeemed themselves. I mentioned Mary Magdalene ... the prostitute. As to your love or hatred of rock, I don't care. I marvel at why you must drive, drive, drive that point into people who actually do enjoy it. What is it in you that enjoys tearing down? What draws you to a thread exhaulting rock?
267 posted on 05/06/2002 6:00:47 PM PDT by BunnySlippers
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To: CWRWinger
Rock and roll will outlast tight-asses like yourself.

It always does.

268 posted on 05/06/2002 6:01:49 PM PDT by Senator Goldwater
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To: BunnySlippers
The correspondents' dinner, now in its 88th year, has become an occasion for self-deprecating humor from presidents. Last year Bush presented a slide show of his family accompanied by a joke-riddled speech about the 2002 election recount.

The press know something we don't?

269 posted on 05/06/2002 6:02:36 PM PDT by Lazamataz
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To: CWRWinger
I have made a few points.

You may think you've made points but you REALLY (in truth) come across as someone who must DRIVE and prove that rock music is bad.

Or is it Ozzy? What do you have against someone who has sinned and reformed? Or are you sitting on the sidelines making judgment calls?

270 posted on 05/06/2002 6:04:02 PM PDT by BunnySlippers
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To: BunnySlippers
Another FReeper, whose will remain unnamed, but who has some of the same take on Ozzy as CountryWesternRightWinger thinks the Texas Longhorn sign, which Bush can be seen making from time to time, is a Satanic hand sign. That's a new one on me. Have you ever heard of such a thing? Where do these people get this stuff from?
271 posted on 05/06/2002 6:06:17 PM PDT by Trust but Verify
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To: Senator Goldwater
Rock and roll will outlast tight-asses like yourself.
It always does.

BRAVO, Senator Goldwater!

272 posted on 05/06/2002 6:07:02 PM PDT by BunnySlippers
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To: BunnySlippers
I've already covered what you're asking. Start at the top.
273 posted on 05/06/2002 6:07:24 PM PDT by CWRWinger
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To: Trust but Verify
CountryWesternRightWinger

I was not aware that our nemesis was a country western fan ... I like CW music too. But, BOY, are there are lot of them into drugs, alcohol and adultery. I think we need to remind him of that.

274 posted on 05/06/2002 6:09:37 PM PDT by BunnySlippers
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To: jokemoke
I wondered when someone would pick up on this--"the shrub", none of us would have called President Bush "the shrub"! So, rambo's remarks mean nothing. If he can't call the President by a correct name, his remarks mean nothing!!
275 posted on 05/06/2002 6:10:27 PM PDT by sibb1213
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To: CWRWinger
Are you are country western fan? Do you decide what CW music you like by how much alcohol the musican drinks, how many drugs and how many beds he/she are sleeping in? I'm sure you do ... uh huh ....
276 posted on 05/06/2002 6:11:23 PM PDT by BunnySlippers
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To: BunnySlippers
I don't know that he is, just a hunch. I can't stand CW music, though my husband seems to like it. Talk about vile stuff!
277 posted on 05/06/2002 6:11:57 PM PDT by Trust but Verify
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To: CWRWinger
Do you have any idea how the country western stars who are cranking out songs are not "good examples" according to your very narrow view? You must never buy a song ...
278 posted on 05/06/2002 6:13:17 PM PDT by BunnySlippers
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To: rambo316
I cannot, for the life of me, think why Bush would do this. We are fighting a war, young men in uniform are giving their lives for Freedom and the Shrub is at a dinner party living it up with the likes of Ozzy Osborne.

Life goes on during wars...and whatever this war on terrorism is, it's not anything like, say WWII, though I think it should be at this juncture...it's just not for now because of the political dynamics involved and the fact that the warrior enemy (Muslim Jihads) masks themselves as an "innocent" unassuming civilian and our friends.

Sure we took down the Taliban in Afghan. But from the list I saw, not a single Afghan was involved in 9-11. In fact, the list I saw of the terrorists involved were Saudi citizens. So no, I ain't convinced we've gotten to our true enemy yet.

Now come some here who are focused on Ozzie for his "profane" antics able to mingle with our president. Fact is, Ozzie is basically a harmless as well as honest human being. Meantime, the enemy lurks amongst us and has easy access to our shores.

Indeed, the gatekeepers are asleep at the wheel focused on some illusional enemy who can't seem to be found. Meantime, the real enemy from my point of view gets a free pass because he is some "Sheik with money and power." All the while his army kills our people and others around the world without every putting on a uniform...and then this sheik is able to go freely to Crawford Tx for talks with our President to tell him what he thinks he should do while no one complained.

Finally, since it was Saudis who flew those planes on 9-11, I'd say those Saudi shieks have some answerin and explainin to do. And for sure are more a threat to us than say Ozzie Osbourne.

279 posted on 05/06/2002 6:13:43 PM PDT by takenoprisoner
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To: Trust but Verify
Okay, let's ask him. What kind of must do you like CWR? Let's tear it to pieces because there surely isn't a human on earth who can live up to your lofty ideals.
280 posted on 05/06/2002 6:15:48 PM PDT by BunnySlippers
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To: BunnySlippers
"What draws you to a thread exhaulting rock?"

As I said this thread is more than just r & r. The article also includes O.O.'s interaction with the President which is of interest to me. I had never seen a picture or the Ork until today. I had seen his name in print, but didn't know who he was or what he did.

As I said already, people keep responding to my comments so I respond.

Oh yes, I also like the challenge of difficult situations, like this thread. It's a sandbox for trying things out.

281 posted on 05/06/2002 6:16:52 PM PDT by CWRWinger
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To: CWRWinger
What kind of music do you like? Do you insist that the artists who perform your favorite music are chaste and live up to your ideals?
282 posted on 05/06/2002 6:17:49 PM PDT by BunnySlippers
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To: CWRWinger

Gawd, he stood on a chair. Better you would concern yourself over Yasser Arafat that trying to impose your narrow morals on someone else.

283 posted on 05/06/2002 6:19:50 PM PDT by BunnySlippers
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To: BunnySlippers
Are you are country western fan?

No, contemporary c & w is in the same catagory as r & r. I see no diference.

284 posted on 05/06/2002 6:21:04 PM PDT by CWRWinger
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To: CWRWinger
But you didn't answer the question. What is your favorite music? And do you judge it't merit by the lives of those who perform it? (And I KNOW you don't read).
285 posted on 05/06/2002 6:23:52 PM PDT by BunnySlippers
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To: CWRWinger
No, contemporary c & w is in the same catagory as r & r. I see no diference.

And can someone listen to and enjoy either genre of music without you becoming an overbearing gas bag?

286 posted on 05/06/2002 6:25:10 PM PDT by BunnySlippers
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To: CWRWinger
No, contemporary c & w is in the same catagory as r & r. I see no diference.

And can someone listen to and enjoy either genre of music without you becoming an overbearing gas bag?

287 posted on 05/06/2002 6:26:17 PM PDT by BunnySlippers
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To: CWRWinger
Oh yes, I also like the challenge of difficult situations, like this thread.

If this is a "difficult situation" you nedd to get out more ... perhaps a job.

288 posted on 05/06/2002 6:29:58 PM PDT by BunnySlippers
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To: BunnySlippers
What kind of music do you like?

You probably won't like what I like. I do believe that real music is an integral and important part of human nature.

Do you insist that the artists who perform your favorite music are chaste and live up to your ideals?

No, that would be impossible. But I'm not going to celebrate or support an entertainer who flouts character flaws.

289 posted on 05/06/2002 6:32:17 PM PDT by CWRWinger
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To: BunnySlippers
I think you're having too much fun here......:)
290 posted on 05/06/2002 6:34:02 PM PDT by Trust but Verify
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To: BunnySlippers
RE: Post 286 & 287

You're stuttering.

291 posted on 05/06/2002 6:35:18 PM PDT by CWRWinger
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To: CWRWinger
You probably won't like what I like.

So you are using this to refuse to tell us what kind of music you like. And how do you know what I will like. I was listening to Indonesian gamelan music on the way home from work ... and am about to put on Wanda Landowska harpsicord. I mean how far out is it you're getting here? Or is this a way to avoid the question as I suspect?

Ozzy in each of his shows makes a point of doing anti-drug and alcohol messages and his music is not a part of his program. So please enlighten us as to how he is flauting bad manners et al?

292 posted on 05/06/2002 6:37:35 PM PDT by BunnySlippers
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To: BunnySlippers
If this is a "difficult situation" you nedd to get out more ... perhaps a job.

I have a very good job. And I do need to log off. Thanks for the practise.

293 posted on 05/06/2002 6:38:01 PM PDT by CWRWinger
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To: CWRWinger
You're stuttering.

And can someone listen to ANY kind of music without you becoming an overbearing gas bag?

294 posted on 05/06/2002 6:38:57 PM PDT by BunnySlippers
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To: CWRWinger
I have a very good job. And I do need to log off. Thanks for the practise.

I doubt it. You avoid every question.

295 posted on 05/06/2002 6:40:03 PM PDT by BunnySlippers
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To: Trust but Verify
I think you're having too much fun here......:)

Lol!

296 posted on 05/06/2002 6:43:25 PM PDT by BunnySlippers
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To: CWRWinger
You probably won't like what I like.

Oh I don't know. Pat Boone did have a couple of somewhat catchy tunes I suppose. Hey, you do have 'em packed up and ready to ship, right?

Pat was serious, send 'em back, or he's gonna come over there and kick your ass, then you'll have to change your nick to PBKMAWinger.

297 posted on 05/06/2002 6:47:29 PM PDT by Hoosier Patriot
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To: BunnySlippers
Nevermind that old fartknocker CW or whatever the hell his name is.Ozzy isn't for everybody,especially him.He thinks anything after 1940 isn't real music.It's past his bedtime so he had to log out.We'll give him a stroke if we keep getting him riled up.
298 posted on 05/06/2002 6:52:32 PM PDT by Uncle Meat
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To: baseballmom
If you read my later post, I took back my apology in using the term shrub. Bush is a disappointment to America. And you know what, all the Freepers that were trying their hardest to insult me, it turns out I was right about this whole thing. Just for being in that room with Ozzy Osborne made Bush, a Christian, look like an idiot. Bush even said that his mother was a fan of Ozzy Osborne. Bush's handlers are even bigger idiots for putting Bush in that scenario. Michael Savage said something last night that was very true. "Bill Clinton played the Saxaphone but George Bush is being played like a saxaphone".
299 posted on 05/07/2002 3:08:36 AM PDT by rambo316
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To: Hoosier Patriot
You still don't get it, do you? Pat Boone is a jerk just like elvis.

No, Pat is not going to get me.
The last guy to physically assult me woke up on the floor of the Chattanooga city jail with a very bad lump on his head. I was packing a concealed weapon at the time and would have been totally justified in blowing him away, but I opted for fighting it out with him. The police reporting on the incident and were on my side. No, the guy wasn't listening to degenerated music.

"CW" in the screen name stands for Concealed Weapon.

300 posted on 05/07/2002 4:12:39 AM PDT by CWRWinger
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