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  • Bono: U2 Delayed Album Because Trump Disrupted the ‘Moral Arc of the Universe’

    09/20/2017 7:46:02 PM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 95 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 9/20/17 | Jerome Hudson
    U2 frontman Bono unloaded on President Donald Trump in a Rolling Stone interview published Wednesday, revealing that his Irish rock band’s new album will take on the “bully on the bully pulpit” because “silence is not an option.” In January, U2 founding guitarist The Edge revealed that “Songs of Experience,” the band’s follow-up to its platinum-selling 2014 album “Songs of Innocence,” was delayed because of Trump’s election. Now Bono says “there’s a couple of reasons why we delayed Songs of Experience. One personal, one political.” “The world around us was certainly changing out of all recognition, we nearly lost the...
  • U2 cancels its St Louis concert in fear of fan safety (truncated - St. louis picture heavy)

    09/16/2017 2:18:09 PM PDT · by akalinin · 34 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 09/16/2017 | Jennifer Smith (Daily Mail/AP)
    U2 has cancelled its St Louis concert as more protests erupt in the Missouri city over the acquittal of a white cop who shot dead a black man in 2011. Thirty-two people were arrested for the upheaval which saw at least ten officers injured including one who had his jaw broken and another who dislocated his shoulder on Friday night. On Saturday, another 300 marched at West County Center Mall to carry on their demonstration for a second night. Macy's closed its doors in fear of the crowd and there was an increased police presence at the mall. They are...
  • Hear U2's Lustrous New Single 'You're the Best Thing About Me'

    09/06/2017 7:19:10 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 9 replies
    rollingstone.com ^ | September 6, 2017 | Elias Leight
    U2 released "You're the Best Thing About Me," the gleaming lead single from their upcoming album Songs of Experience on Wednesday.
  • U2 Bring Fans to Tears with Videos of Syrian Refugees During 'Joshua Tree' Stop at AT&T Stadium

    05/30/2017 6:42:56 AM PDT · by Blue Turtle · 27 replies
    When U2 released The Joshua Tree in 1987, it was a time when some of the U.S. was politically divided under President Ronald Reagan’s administration among other sociopolitical turbulence around the world. Thirty years later and with more than 25 million album copies sold, the album remains oddly relevant as the U.S. is politically divided again under a different administration and other global turmoil such as the problems in Venezuela, the Syrian refugee crisis and most recently an ISIS-led attack on Ariana Grande’s concert in Manchester.
  • Bono Talks Manchester Arena Bombing & Blasts Donald Trump On ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’

    05/24/2017 9:20:34 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 67 replies
    Just Jare ^ | 5/24/17
    .....During their appearance, Jimmy also asked Bono to comment on President Donald Trump. "Everything's different now. It really is, the game has changed," Bono expressed. "I have so much respect for a lot of the people who voted President Trump into office. I really understand, I understand the anger, I have some of that anger myself coming from where we came from. I understand people being disillusioned in the political process. I don't think he's the cure for this problem and I think he might even make it worse. I don't think that there's any evidence in his life that...
  • U2 now not releasing its new album because of Donald Trump

    01/12/2017 5:11:56 PM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 51 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 01/12/17 | Dan Calabrese
    What? I’ve never been much of a fan, so this affects me about as much as a change in the start of the soccer season, which is to say not at all. I think Rob has a bit more appreciation for their musical stylings, so he’s free to weigh in and tell me I’m a tasteless clod if he likes. (It wouldn’t be the first time.) But didn’t Bono kinda sorta embrace W. a few years back for his work against AIDS in Africa? Even weathering some heat from his fellow leftists for daring to admit their bogeyman of the...
  • U2 Stopped Working on Songs of Experience Because of Trump

    01/09/2017 5:38:58 PM PST · by Blue Turtle · 62 replies
    For the Edge, the election of Trump caused them to see a parallel between the world they wrote about 30 years ago and the world today. “That record was written in the mid-’80s, during the Reagan-Thatcher era of British and U.S. politics,” he added. “It was a period when there was a lot of unrest. Thatcher was in the throes of trying to put down the miners’ strike; there was all kinds of shenanigans going on in Central America.
  • Bono: Trump ‘hijacked’ the Republican Party, could ‘destroy’ America

    09/23/2016 11:10:58 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 95 replies
    Washington Times ^ | Wednesday, September 21, 2016 | Jessica Chasmar
    U2 singer Bono warned Tuesday that America is more than a country, it’s an idea, and a Donald Trump presidency could destroy that idea. In an interview with “CBS This Morning,” Bono, whose real name is Paul David Hewson, argued that the Republican presidential nominee has already “hijacked” the GOP. “I think he’s hijacked the party, and I think he’s trying to hijack the idea of America,” Bono said. “And I think it’s bigger than all of us. I think it’s — this is really dangerous.” …
  • 1 pilot killed, 1 hurt in U-2 plane crash in Sutter Buttes (N. Calif.-Beale AFB)

    09/21/2016 3:13:41 AM PDT · by Drago · 22 replies
    KCRA-TV - Sacramento ^ | 09/20/2016 | Sarah Heise
    SUTTER COUNTY, Calif. (KCRA) —One pilot was killed and a second pilot was hurt after ejecting from a U-2 plane out of Beale Air Force Based that crashed into the Sutter Buttes in Sutter County, Beale AFB officials confirmed...
  • Pilot dies after U-2 spy plane crashes in California

    09/20/2016 2:19:03 PM PDT · by Ray76 · 51 replies
    Fox News ^ | Sep 20, 2016
    One pilot died and another was injured after they ejected from a U.S. Air Force U-2 spy plane that crashed in Northern California Tuesday, an Air Force spokesman confirmed.
  • Another liberal tax evader wants you to pay more taxes

    04/14/2016 9:57:49 AM PDT · by Starman417 · 11 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 04-14-16 | DrJohn
    Bono understands your plight. He knows you pay a lot in taxes. He wants you to pay more: Tuesday on MSNBC’s Morning Joe, U2 frontman and anti-poverty activist Bono called for the U.S. to send more assistance to Europe to shore up the European Union as it buckles under the Third World migrant crisis, even though Americans are struggling to bear their own tax burdens. “I know the American taxpayer is really hurting at the moment and the same in Europe,” Bono said. “But I think between Europe and America there is a consensus building that, you know, the corruption...
  • Sen. Lindsay Graham Backs Bono’s Marshall Plan: ‘You’re Not Going To Win This War By Killing [tr]

    04/13/2016 12:43:18 PM PDT · by C19fan · 60 replies
    Breitbart ^ | April 13, 2016 | Raheem Kassam
    Senator Lindsay Graham opened the evidence session of the Senate Appropriations Committee which hosted U2 singer Bono yesterday by telling the room that you don’t win wars against terrorists by killing them, or “dropping bombs on their head” but rather, by spending U.S. tax payer cash attempting to keep migrants un-radicalised. He said that non governmental organisations and charities in the Middle East and North Africa “can do just as much good as any battalion of soldiers”.
  • Bono thinks telling jokes will make ISIS stop killing people

    04/13/2016 5:17:26 AM PDT · by dennisw · 78 replies
    NY POST ^ | April 13, 2016 | By Joe Tacopino
    Bono has identified a new weapon in the war on terrorism: “Borat.” The U2 frontman told the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee in Washington, DC, Tuesday that jokes could combat ISIS. “I think comedy should be deployed,” he said. “I am suggesting that the Senate send in Amy Schumer and Chris Rock and [“Borat” star] Sacha Baron Cohen . . . You speak violence, you speak [terrorists’] language. But you laugh at them . . . and it takes away their power.”
  • Bono: Refugee Crisis ‘Threatens the Very Existence of Europe,’ Could Be a Challenge U.S. President

    04/12/2016 7:31:18 AM PDT · by dennisw · 52 replies
    breitbart ^ | 12 Apr 2016 | by Jeff Poor
    Tuesday on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” Bono, the lead vocalist of rock band U2, offered warning about the refugee crisis taking place due to turmoil in the Middle East and in Africa. Bono told “Morning Joe” this crisis threatens the existence of Europe and could be a hurdle for the next president of the United States to overcome. “What I learned from my trip along the border of Somalia and these camps along the borders of Syria saying – but what I learned from that trip with a lot of this work to get undone and furthermore, that it threatens the...
  • U2 frontman Bono's tax avoidance 'depriving poor'

    04/23/2009 1:48:23 PM PDT · by dennisw · 26 replies · 749+ views
    belfasttelegraph ^ | Wednesday, 25 February 2009
    U2 front man Bono came under fire today from campaigners who claim he his not putting his money where his mouth is. The human rights activist was accused of robbing the world's poorest people by storing some of his wealth in a tax haven. Bono impersonator Paul O'Toole joined protesters outside the Irish Department of Finance on the eve of the launch of the band's new album No Line On The Horizon in the Irish Republic. Campaign group the Debt and Development Coalition Ireland (DDCI) claimed the supergroup was depriving the Irish exchequer of much-needed revenue which could be spent...
  • Bridge of Spies -- personal review (vanity)

    10/18/2015 10:15:18 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 59 replies
    vanity ^ | 10-18-15 | vanity
    I'm wondering if anyone else on FRee Republic has seen Bridge of Spies, the new Spielberg movie? I don't see a review here, so I'll start with mine. However, I'm really interested in other opinions. The movie was a little slow moving, but gripping and attention-holding to the very end. My concern is its accuracy. It says in the disclaimer right up front that it is "inspired by true events". Yet, the tale is spun as if it is all Gospel. Somehow, I doubt some of it, so I'm rushing to Google this AM to find out what is true...
  • 'Report on Sept. 6 strike to show Saddam transferred WMDs to Syria'

    An upcoming joint US-Israel report on the September 6 IAF strike on a Syrian facility will claim that former Iraqi president Saddam Hussein transferred weapons of mass destruction to the country, Channel 2 stated Monday. Furthermore, according to a report leaked to the TV channel, Syria has arrested 10 intelligence officials following the assassination of Hizbullah terror chief Imad Mughniyeh.
  • Terry McAuliffe Faces Scrutiny for Air Travel to U2 Concert with Bill, Hillary Clinton

    08/11/2015 5:13:05 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 16 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | August 11, 2015 1:17 pm | Morgan Chalfant
    Democratic Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe is facing scrutiny after reports surfaced that he boarded a state-owned aircraft to travel to a recent U2 concert also attended by Bill and Hillary Clinton. Super PAC America Rising filed a series of Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests with the office of the Virginia governor asking for documents related to McAuliffe’s travel and schedule since he assumed the governorship in January 2014. […] Last week, reports surfaced that McAuliffe paid for a state-owned aircraft to transport him to a U2 concert on July 31 at New York City’s Madison Square Garden, a trip...
  • Be a Rock Star... Start Hating Big Government

    12/27/2014 6:31:50 AM PST · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 27, 2014 | Michael Schaus
    The self-proclaimed “Robin Hood of Rock” is beginning to sound a little more like Grover Norquist than a traditional pop-culture leftist. The U2 frontman, Bono, recently praised Ireland’s extraordinarily low tax rate, while claiming that the move has brought unparalleled prosperity to the Emerald Isle. According to the UK Independent, Bono boasted about the tax-policy’s ability to bring wealth to Ireland for the first time in centuries:“We are a tiny little country, we don’t have scale, and our version of scale is to be innovative and to be clever, and tax competitiveness has brought our country the only prosperity we’ve known.”He even...
  • Bono apologises for U2's iTunes album release (forced on consumers)

    10/15/2014 9:42:32 PM PDT · by a fool in paradise · 57 replies
    BBC ^ | 15 October 2014 Last updated at 07:47 ET | no byline
    U2 frontman Bono has said sorry after their latest album was automatically added to the libraries of all iTunes users around the world. Speaking in a session on Facebook, the star said the move was a "drop of megalomania, a touch of generosity". In response to a questioner who told him it was "rude" to impose their music upon everyone, Bono said: "Oops, I'm sorry about that." Apple later released a one-click tool enabling iTunes customers to remove it. Some users complained that the 11-track Songs of Innocence had been added to their music library without permission and that it...