Obama Brings Out Bon Jovi

One advantage Democrats have over Republicans: They get the most popular musicians to perform at campaign rallies, while Republicans get requests from musicians to stop using their music.

Bon Jovi will be performing at at two free early voting events for Obama in Iowa this week. Both will be acoustical performances. On Sunday, Bon Jovi will join Katy Perry, Jennifer Hudson, and Earth, Wind and Fire at a concert in Los Angeles.

Politicians give back too. Check out Al Gore's rousing introduction of Bon Jovi at the 2007 Live Earth concert. The Live Earth concert is my favorite Bon Jovi performance, you can watch 20 minutes of it here. [More....]

On a related note, here's Warren Buffet and Bon Jovi singing a duet at a recent Forbes event. Bon Jovi made the cover of the Forbes 400 list this year even though he's not a billionaire, for his philanthropic contributions.

Over the past six years, his Jon Bon Jovi Soul Foundation has doled out $6 million, building or restoring more than 300 housing units, and now holds $3 million in cash to bankroll more.

Separately, the singer and his bandmates donated $1 million to Hurricane Katrina relief that year through Oprah Winfrey’s Angel Network, and the 28 new homes on Bon Jovi Boulevard in Houma, Louisiana, serve as a lasting reminder. He also is a member of President Obama’s White House Council on Community Solutions, a group of 25 leaders from around the country trying to find new ways to reach disconnected youth.

His Soul's Kitchen has provided more than 10,000 meals.

But Bon Jovi’s magnum opus is the Soul Kitchen, a “recommended donation” restaurant in Red Bank, New Jersey, launched last fall. The eatery’s core purpose, says Bon Jovi, is simple: to feed people in a dignified way that engenders self-respect. “We empower people by having them earn their meal working in the restaurant,” he says.

If you can't make it to Iowa or LA this week, here's the 30 minute Bon Jovi set from the I Heart Music Festival in Las Vegas two weeks ago. It starts at 2:45 seconds in.

If you've never seen Bon Jovi live, here's what it's like (from the Denver 2010 concert which I did get to attend, although it's not my video.) As he says, "It don't get any better than that."

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    Got the following in an e-mail today: (5.00 / 7) (#28)
    by Anne on Tue Oct 02, 2012 at 02:44:16 PM EST
    Dear Red States:

    We're ticked off at your Neanderthal attitudes and politics and we've decided we're leaving. "Legitimate rape." Sheesh!

    We in New York intend to form our own country and we're taking the other Blue States with us.

    In case you aren't aware that includes California, Hawaii, Oregon, Washington, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Michigan, Illinois and the rest of the Northeast.

    We believe this split will be beneficial to the nation and especially to the people of the new country of The Enlightened States of America (E.S.A).

    To sum up briefly:

    You get Texas, Oklahoma and all the slave states.

    We get stem cell research and the best beaches.

    We get Andrew Cuomo and Elizabeth Warren. You get Bobby Jindal and Todd Akin.

    We get the Statue of Liberty. You get OpryLand.

    We get Intel and Microsoft. You get WorldCom.

    We get Harvard. You get Ole' Miss.

    We get 85 percent of America's venture capital and entrepreneurs.

    You get Alabama.

    We get two-thirds of the tax revenue. You get to make the red states pay their fair share.

    We get Hollywood and Yosemite, thank you.

    Since our aggregate divorce rate is 22 percent lower than the Christian Coalition's, we get a bunch of happy families. You get a bunch of single moms.

    With the Blue States in hand we will have firm control of 80% of the country's fresh water, more than 90% of the pineapple and lettuce, 92% of the nation's fresh fruit, 95% of America's quality wines (you can serve French wines at state dinners) 90% of all cheese, 90 percent of the high tech industry, most of the US low sulfur coal, all living redwoods, sequoias and condors, all the Ivy and Seven Sister schools plus Harvard, Yale, Stanford, Cal Tech and MIT.

    With the Red States you will have to cope with 88% of all obese Americans and their projected health care costs, 92% of all US mosquitoes, nearly 100% of the tornadoes, 90% of the hurricanes, 99% of all Southern Baptists, virtually 100% of all televangelists, Rush Limbaugh, Bob Jones University, Clemson and the University of Georgia.

    38% of those in the Red states believe Jonah was actually swallowed by a whale, 62% believe life is sacred unless we're discussing the death penalty or gun laws, 44% say that evolution is only a theory, 53% that Saddam was involved in 9/11 and 61% of you crazy bastards believe you are people with higher morals then we lefties.

    We're taking the good weed too.

    Please feel free to share with any Republican who thinks Romney/Ryan and a hard-line conservative Supreme Court are the answer to what ails us.

    I LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!!!!! (5.00 / 1) (#34)
    by Jackson Hunter on Tue Oct 02, 2012 at 02:56:01 PM EST
    But do we really have to have Andrew Cuomo? Sure, he's better than a punch in the nose, but he is a blue dog tool in a very blue state. He's done some good things, but we should be able to elect a pure liberal as NY Governor.

    But I have copied and pasted the letter, that's great.



    I'm not sure... (5.00 / 1) (#62)
    by kdog on Tue Oct 02, 2012 at 03:43:53 PM EST
    we want the venture capitalists either...I need more info about the ventures they plan to pursue.  If its the finance sector making money outta money Wall St. game, or the cripple with debt so I get my bonus Bain game, we don't want it.  If it's investing in factories and innovations and the people of the EUSA, that's cool.

    It's all relative. (none / 0) (#49)
    by Ga6thDem on Tue Oct 02, 2012 at 03:21:50 PM EST
    Andrew Cuomo would be a dream governor down here in GA. One good thing about Cuomo--he has no use for the nonsense Republicans are always conjuring up.

    I agree. (none / 0) (#60)
    by Jackson Hunter on Tue Oct 02, 2012 at 03:42:05 PM EST
    That is why I put in the comment about NY being a solidly Blue State. Hell yes, if we could get him elected in GA I'd be dancing in the street! I don't hate the guy, I just think he tilts a little further to the right than he has to for his electorate.



    ... a little further to the right? (5.00 / 1) (#78)
    by Erehwon on Tue Oct 02, 2012 at 05:20:38 PM EST
    I don't think so. I would say ... a lot further to the right than anyone in NYS would need to ... so that the moneybags will support him, I suppose.

    Off topic, do you think he will sneak in fracking into the state?


    I love (5.00 / 2) (#72)
    by lentinel on Tue Oct 02, 2012 at 04:39:43 PM EST
    New York, but if it is to become another country, would it be possible to deport Bloomberg?

    That's wonderful (none / 0) (#30)
    by sj on Tue Oct 02, 2012 at 02:47:45 PM EST
    and the closing line totally cracked me up.

    Go on and go; (none / 0) (#40)
    by the capstan on Tue Oct 02, 2012 at 03:05:54 PM EST
    I can't stop you.  But i bet (despite it all), we have more fun!  Phil Harris:  "That's what I like about the South!"

    But it would be sad to lose (none / 0) (#70)
    by shoephone on Tue Oct 02, 2012 at 04:19:06 PM EST
    New Orleans to the wackos.

    Maybe, (none / 0) (#71)
    by NYShooter on Tue Oct 02, 2012 at 04:27:37 PM EST
    after the next storm it'll break off and float over to Baja.

    'Bout time Cally got some Dixie.


    Uhh, do your research, ESA founders (none / 0) (#87)
    by Towanda on Tue Oct 02, 2012 at 06:14:50 PM EST
    and reconsider whether (a) Wisconsin is a blue state, and (b) you really want Scott Walker -- and the majority of Wisconsinites, who had the opportunity to reconsider voting for him but did so again, anyway?  Even when their governor has a legal defense fund?  And is on the witness lists for several court cases -- with the John Doe underway as well?

    That is, reconsider whether you really want so many millions of idiots who buy whatever the Koch Bros. and ALEC tell them to buy.


    Uhhh...I could take issue with a number (5.00 / 1) (#91)
    by Anne on Tue Oct 02, 2012 at 06:44:51 PM EST
    of things in that e-mail, but I never understood it to be serious, or necessarily factual - just something snarky to taunt Republicans with.

    As for Scott Walker, I'm pretty sure that in the new ESA, he'd never qualify for residency status and would be relocated.

    And no, that wasn't meant to be serious, either.


    We can always round up the usual (none / 0) (#90)
    by brodie on Tue Oct 02, 2012 at 06:39:39 PM EST
    Northern suspects -- Walker, Kasich, Guiliani and Chris Crispy -- and send 'em down South.  Bachmann, Bill Orally and the others too.  We'll even pay shipping costs.

    Hey, I'm getting juiced about this splitting up idea, New Orleans notwithstanding.


    New York? (none / 0) (#108)
    by lentinel on Wed Oct 03, 2012 at 03:06:45 AM EST
    I think that New York, as a State, is hardly the poster-state for things progressive - or even liberal.

    I just read that it has more people in solitary confinement - in inhumane conditions - than most states - and that the civil liberties union is actively investigating.

    I remember Bloomberg forcing those intelligent enough to protest the looming war in Iraq to be confined to some small cordoned-off areas in the city - surrounded by police.

    Good old Bloomie. He, a multi-billionaire, muscled NYC to change its laws to permit him to run for a third term. Nobody even knows who he was running against.

    New York has been schizophrenic for decades. It spawns people like Lenny Bruce - and then incarcerates and persecutes them.
    It used to make all musicians register with the police and get "cabaret cards" - fingerprints and all - just to be able to play in a New York nightclub. Without this, some great musicians were forbidden to perform in good old New York.

    Then there was Rocky as governor. Liberal (compared to Goldwater) and draconian at the same time - giving us some of the cruelest legislation ever regarding drugs. And then there was Attica.

    Koch as mayor... another "liberal" who began the change in the rent laws with the final result that the artists who once populated the Village and SoHO, no longer can live there. He wound up selling diet plans on tv and supporting republicans.

    Then, there was Giuliani as mayor. Another choice from helll.

    And on and on.

    I think that if New York were to become a country, it would eventually have a civil war.


    Every now and then, it might do (none / 0) (#110)
    by Anne on Wed Oct 03, 2012 at 06:33:02 AM EST
    you good to try to locate your sense of humor; it seems like it's been a while since you've seen it, or used it.  Perhaps that explains why you seem to have difficulty recognizing that the e-mail wasn't designed to be serious - or fact-checked.

    Laughing is good for you; it takes fewer muscles to smile than to frown, and it lowers your blood pressure, something we could all probably use some help with.

    So what if there is no liberal Eden, except in our minds?  So what if whoever wrote this has a misperception of New York?  Does that really matter?

    ::rolls eyes::


    My (none / 0) (#111)
    by lentinel on Wed Oct 03, 2012 at 06:47:58 AM EST
    sense of humor is intact - if a bit strained by today's political reality.

    I know the email wasn't serious.

    I enjoy a good laugh as much as anyone.

    But, I saw no harm in mentioning the reality of politics as it has been practiced for quite awhile in my home state.

    New York is perceived to be the bastion of liberalism.
    It is seen as the devil's playground.
    Pat Robertson, you may recall, blurted out that the trade center disaster was brought about by god as punishment for the sinning that is so rampant in the Empire State.

    But that is far from the reality of New York.
    In my experience, it is a conservative city, and a conservative state.

    My intention was not to be negative and ruin the flow of humor expressed in the article you printed.

    In fact, I think some of the things that I mentioned are themselves funny. Just mentioning Koch is in itself funny, imo.

    I do believe that there are some liberal Edens, but New York ain't one of them. I experience that more with sites such as this, and friends and family.

    I am also a fan of your comments, and I like your sense of humor very much.


    As someone who has been known to (5.00 / 1) (#113)
    by Anne on Wed Oct 03, 2012 at 08:47:55 AM EST
    be strongly - and loudly - negative in my comments about the state of politics and governance, I appreciate more than you know the difficulty of not being able to ignore the depressing realities of life in these United States, so I hope my comment to you was not taken as more than the gentle poke it was intended to be.

    I understand, too, the irritation you feel about New York's perception as some bastion of liberalism, because Maryland, which is reliably blue when all the votes are counted, derives its hue in large part from the votes of only three of the state's 26 jurisdictions: Montgomery and Prince George's Counties, and Baltimore City - the rest of the state is red.  I mean, Maryland is home to a county that wants to make English that county's official language, for heaven's sake.  

    I feel that same irritation when conservatives brand Obama as a liberal - or worse, as someone who is so liberal he's a Socialist.  Are they kidding?

    Trust me when I tell you that I share many of the opinions you express here; I guess even I reach a point where I just get tired of negativity - even my own! - and that was one reason I reacted to your comment as I did.  No offense intended - just poking you a little.


    I get what you're on about... (none / 0) (#125)
    by kdog on Wed Oct 03, 2012 at 02:00:48 PM EST
    imo a big part of the reason NY ain't that liberal, or liberty friendly, is that we're an original colony east coast state.  We've been around since the founding, so our state law books are jam-packed with loads of stupid sh*t holding us back...like the cabaret laws you mentioned.  

    Talk Left challenge: (none / 0) (#1)
    by magster on Tue Oct 02, 2012 at 01:43:40 PM EST
    Name 5 comedians or musical artists who are actually funny/good who support Republicans:

    I'll start: Van Morrison I think once said that he supported Republicans because he's against abortions. Of course he's Irish so who cares? But it bummed me out at the time when I heard that.

    I don't find Dennis Miller funny (5.00 / 2) (#4)
    by CoralGables on Tue Oct 02, 2012 at 01:50:16 PM EST
    so your caveat eliminates him from the discussion.

    my caveat also excludes.... (none / 0) (#7)
    by magster on Tue Oct 02, 2012 at 01:58:50 PM EST
    ... Kid Rock, Victoria Jackson, Ted Nugent and Hank Williams Jr.

    Ted Nugent (none / 0) (#48)
    by Ga6thDem on Tue Oct 02, 2012 at 03:20:35 PM EST
    talk about a has been who has been able to keep the gravy train going.

    I keep telling a conservative friend of mine that these conservatives have found a good gravy train for themselves. They can be terrible singers or write some kind of conspiracy theory book and the right will buy it without blinking an eye.


    I just read that the Discovery Channel... (none / 0) (#52)
    by magster on Tue Oct 02, 2012 at 03:24:48 PM EST
    ... just gave him a reality show about firearms!  

    I love me my Survivorman, Dual Survival, Mythbusters, etc.... but that is boycott worthy!!


    Since he claims (none / 0) (#53)
    by Ga6thDem on Tue Oct 02, 2012 at 03:26:21 PM EST
    to be so independent, I think they should have had him be a caveman. See how long he lasts shooting his food and having to cook it himself.

    Craig T. Nelson (5.00 / 1) (#15)
    by Dadler on Tue Oct 02, 2012 at 02:20:58 PM EST
    I very much enjoyed "Poltergeist" (none / 0) (#18)
    by magster on Tue Oct 02, 2012 at 02:24:40 PM EST
    so I'll count this as # 2.

    The challenge is more fun if I get to be the judge.


    Didn't he and JoBeth Williams get... (none / 0) (#20)
    by magster on Tue Oct 02, 2012 at 02:28:16 PM EST
    ... totally baked at the beginning of Poltergeist? Not very Republican.....

    yep they sparked a doobie (5.00 / 1) (#32)
    by Dadler on Tue Oct 02, 2012 at 02:51:30 PM EST
    and, yes, they inhaled.  stoner spielberg classic.

    Wow (none / 0) (#19)
    by sj on Tue Oct 02, 2012 at 02:27:41 PM EST
    in 16 seconds an Oy, and then another Oy

    I think Morrison (none / 0) (#2)
    by jondee on Tue Oct 02, 2012 at 01:50:04 PM EST
    just likes the word Republican.

    The Astral Weeks Van wasn't any Republican, I know that..


    I meant to say "rights to abortions" (none / 0) (#3)
    by magster on Tue Oct 02, 2012 at 01:50:12 PM EST
    I think I heard it on NPR a few years ago. Looking for link....

    And athletes don't count in this challenge.... (none / 0) (#5)
    by magster on Tue Oct 02, 2012 at 01:52:00 PM EST
    Mamet used to be good.. (none / 0) (#6)
    by jondee on Tue Oct 02, 2012 at 01:57:14 PM EST
    Now he stays home and, according to his own words, "has discovered AM talk radio".

    Go figure.


    John Elway? (none / 0) (#9)
    by MileHi Hawkeye on Tue Oct 02, 2012 at 02:02:33 PM EST
    He's a comedian, right?  Have you seen the sport coats he's been wearing lately?  Too funny!

    One of the reasons I was ecstatic he became (5.00 / 1) (#12)
    by magster on Tue Oct 02, 2012 at 02:07:32 PM EST
    a Broncos GM is that a) he's good and has the credibility to bring in other Republican hall of fame QB's and b) it means he won't be running for Senate in CO.

    john elway used to own (none / 0) (#44)
    by Jeralyn on Tue Oct 02, 2012 at 03:12:45 PM EST
    the jeep dealership I'm sitting in right now, waiting to find out why the MIL light came on in a car with 4,000 miles. (It's a light that says something is wrong with the engine.) I'm glad he doesn't own it any more.

    Elway owned five auto dealerships, called John Elway Autos, in the Denver area. He sold them to AutoNation Inc. in 1997 for $82.5 million. In December 2006, Elway ended a nine-year licensing agreement with AutoNation, removing his name from Denver-area dealerships.

    Only 4,000 miles?? (none / 0) (#54)
    by magster on Tue Oct 02, 2012 at 03:28:58 PM EST
    You didn't even make it to your first oil change...

    actually it had its 3,000 mile (none / 0) (#61)
    by Jeralyn on Tue Oct 02, 2012 at 03:42:34 PM EST
    checkup 2 weeks ago (another wasted afternoon) and supposedly was fine.

    Yeah... (none / 0) (#57)
    by MileHi Hawkeye on Tue Oct 02, 2012 at 03:38:21 PM EST
    the mother in-law light is probably never a good thing to have come on.  

    Maybe (none / 0) (#13)
    by Jackson Hunter on Tue Oct 02, 2012 at 02:17:13 PM EST
    Joey Ramone (or was it Johnny, whichever one died of cancer), of The Ramones obviously, although I think if he had lived to see this incarnation of the Regressives, I think he whould have recanted his faith in them.

    I did think Miller was funny on SNL, but yeah, even before becoming an O'Reilly sycophant he had become quite unfunny.

    Didn't Britney profess her love for Bush (her infamous limo shot not withstanding-;)) at one point. But yeah, the proviso was talented, so she's a no-go.



    Johnny Ramone... (5.00 / 1) (#22)
    by kdog on Tue Oct 02, 2012 at 02:29:59 PM EST
    was hardcore rightwing...Joey was a flaming liberal, another bone of contention between the two.

    Thanks Kdog (none / 0) (#24)
    by Jackson Hunter on Tue Oct 02, 2012 at 02:35:21 PM EST
    I wasn't sure which was which, I'm more of a Pistols man myself, or Social D, but The Ramones were definitely a great band.



    So is that 3 then....? (none / 0) (#26)
    by magster on Tue Oct 02, 2012 at 02:38:14 PM EST
    Van Morrison, Craig T. Nelson and Johnny Ramone? I never really liked the Ramones, so I'd say no, but I will bow to the will of Talk Left on this issue.

    tsk tsk tsk (none / 0) (#29)
    by sj on Tue Oct 02, 2012 at 02:45:23 PM EST
    First Joe Walsh and now the Ramones?  Maybe you'll think more clearly after a nice lunch.

    I kind of have a question, though.  You know how GOP candidates are always getting smackdowns from musical artists for taking their work in vain?  Who has offered/permitted their music for GOP events?


    It's arguable. (none / 0) (#31)
    by Jackson Hunter on Tue Oct 02, 2012 at 02:48:33 PM EST
    They were considered the first Punk band, a form of music which has had a lot of impact on music for quite a while. The rest of the band wasn't, so unless Johnny wrote all of the lyrics and music, it's a questionable addition.

    But "Blitzkrieg Bop" will live forever, even people who don't like punk will start to mosh to that one.

    I almost hope we don't get to 5 so I won't lobby too hard. I wan't the Regressives to live in infamy. lol



    Well, I took this question to DKos... (none / 0) (#36)
    by magster on Tue Oct 02, 2012 at 02:56:17 PM EST
    and they've come up with Lyle Lovett, Chaka Khan,and some guy named "skunk" Baxter. Don't know the last, not sure I consider crooked face "good" but, "Tell Me Something Good" and "I Feel For You" made me listen back in the day. Chaka is on the list (assuming she's GOP).

    IIRC... (none / 0) (#42)
    by MileHi Hawkeye on Tue Oct 02, 2012 at 03:08:14 PM EST
    "Skunk" Baxter was one of the Doobie Brothers?

    Well then, if he was one of the (none / 0) (#43)
    by magster on Tue Oct 02, 2012 at 03:12:06 PM EST
    main songwriters...  # 4 ??

    Also a founding member of Steely Dan... (none / 0) (#47)
    by MileHi Hawkeye on Tue Oct 02, 2012 at 03:16:59 PM EST
    and played in an early Hendrix band.  So there's that.  

    I think he's in then? (none / 0) (#51)
    by magster on Tue Oct 02, 2012 at 03:22:49 PM EST
    Not a huge fan of Steely Dan, but a lot of people do like them. Just read his wiki page too, and while not a songwriter, was a big influence on the direction of the Doobie Brothers.


    Van Morrison
    Craig T. Nelson
    Chaka Khan
    Skunk Baxter  


    just one more and we can make a GOP wil.i.am video for Mitt.


    timeout! (none / 0) (#56)
    by sj on Tue Oct 02, 2012 at 03:36:42 PM EST
    You may need to reconsider Chaka Khan. Though she sang at both the 2000 Democratic and Republican conventions, Khan says that she is more of a "Democratic-minded person".[9]

    Jeff "Skunk" Baxter... (none / 0) (#45)
    by unitron on Tue Oct 02, 2012 at 03:14:20 PM EST
    ...of the Doobies Brothers and various Department of Defense-related electronics projects.

    I'm serious.

    He has a like a major league security clearance.


    Since Johnny is dead (none / 0) (#35)
    by CoralGables on Tue Oct 02, 2012 at 02:56:08 PM EST
    he can't count. You need a living breathing five.

    That's the thing... (none / 0) (#37)
    by kdog on Tue Oct 02, 2012 at 03:02:45 PM EST
    about the great ones...they never die, always just a "press play" away.

    Social D!... (none / 0) (#33)
    by kdog on Tue Oct 02, 2012 at 02:53:26 PM EST
    hell yes, but I gotta part with ya on the Pistols...they were more media creation than band.  Gimme The Ramones all day every day.  I'm biased though, fellow Queens boys born and raised, in fact Dee Dee Ramone used to go out with a friend of my older brother.

    KKK Took My Baby Away...supposedly about Johnny stealing Joey's girl.  In Johnny's defense, it was true love, he married her.


    I hear you. (none / 0) (#38)
    by Jackson Hunter on Tue Oct 02, 2012 at 03:03:58 PM EST
    The music was almost incidental with the Pistols, but they were definitely in the right place at the right time. Remember when 'WKRP in Cincinatti' did a send up of them with a band called 'The Scum of the Earth'?

    But every song on Bullocks, no matter how badly played, is a memorable classic. And Johnny Rotten is the biggest a-hole on Earth that you can still kind of like and respect.

    Social D rules as well, I love Live at the Roxy. I plan to do a music week for my Chinese High Schoolers on rock/punk, but towards the end of my contract. lol

    I might use The Misfit's cover of Monster Mash for my Halloween lesson.



    Blow their Chinese minds Jackson!... (none / 0) (#50)
    by kdog on Tue Oct 02, 2012 at 03:22:38 PM EST
    School 'em on the best from the west...our music;)

    Consider (none / 0) (#67)
    by Jackson Hunter on Tue Oct 02, 2012 at 03:58:30 PM EST
    them blown. I'll try to get some pictures, I've seen and done some very interesting things here, I hope to write about it someday. More of a book than a blog.

    I had a front row seat to the anti-Japanese protests that happened recently. I was in Xi'An. But I'm a guest here, so besideds taking some pictures I stayed out of it. I will say, this Country is about as communistic as Thurston Howell the 3rd. Money is freaking everywhere.



    Punkers were a little too (none / 0) (#59)
    by brodie on Tue Oct 02, 2012 at 03:41:34 PM EST
    angry and negative and harsh in musical tone for me.

    Prefer not much rougher than The Carpenters, Herman's Hermits, Up With People, and The Captain and Tenille.


    Well (none / 0) (#64)
    by Jackson Hunter on Tue Oct 02, 2012 at 03:49:47 PM EST
    a band called The Feederz did a cover of "Have You Ever Been Mellow" by Kristy NcNicol (I think it was her.)  That was off their album "Ever Feel Like Killing Your Boss." I don't want to get banned or I'd tell you more, but let us just say The Feederz had a very disturbed sense of humor. LMAO



    So, 'bout the Ramones, kdog (none / 0) (#88)
    by Towanda on Tue Oct 02, 2012 at 06:18:32 PM EST
    . . . here's a test:  What was their film debut?

    Can I fill in (none / 0) (#93)
    by CoralGables on Tue Oct 02, 2012 at 07:50:00 PM EST
    for kdog and put my guess in on Rock n Roll High School

    Yes, you win! It's based on a true story (none / 0) (#149)
    by Towanda on Wed Oct 03, 2012 at 10:59:02 PM EST
    by the way, first told by a family member near and dear to me.  And that's a long story. . . .

    No, say it ain't so! (none / 0) (#46)
    by Dr Molly on Tue Oct 02, 2012 at 03:15:56 PM EST
    Not Van Morrison.  :(

    First I've heard of (none / 0) (#55)
    by brodie on Tue Oct 02, 2012 at 03:36:32 PM EST
    this too.

    I can easily give up Elway, but not Van the Man.

    Brown Eyed Girl.  Here Comes the Night.  Tupelo Honey.  Caravan.  Jackie Wilson Says.  

    Never cared much for his offstage self though -- too dour and cranky and looking like he's ready to explode.  Sorta like his onstage persona come to think of it ...


    Well, now that I think of it... (none / 0) (#63)
    by Dr Molly on Tue Oct 02, 2012 at 03:44:04 PM EST
    ... He did go through his that religious phase, so maybe it was just during that period, and he got over it.

    Well the "actually funny/good" qualifier (none / 0) (#58)
    by sarcastic unnamed one on Tue Oct 02, 2012 at 03:38:52 PM EST
    leaves a lot of gray area, but google says here are some conservatives (I admit I don't know who all of these people are):

    Musical Artists:
    Alice Cooper
    Lynyrd Skynyrd
    Ted Nugent
    Jeff Baxter
    Joe Perry
    LeAnne Rhimes
    Shawnee Smith
    Beach Boys
    Dave Mustaine

    Larry the Cable Guy
    Bill Cosby
    Jeff Foxworthy
    Ray Stevens
    Adam Corolla
    Brian Regan
    Leslie Nielsen
    Dennis Leary
    Drew Carey
    Adam Sandler


    The Beach Boys and Bill Cosby... (none / 0) (#65)
    by magster on Tue Oct 02, 2012 at 03:50:35 PM EST
    bum me out. Not sure I believe it.

    Ya, I can't vouch for the lists, but (none / 0) (#68)
    by sarcastic unnamed one on Tue Oct 02, 2012 at 04:01:41 PM EST
    Bruce Johnston, of the Beach Boys:
    "Obama's an a$$hole," Johnston said. When those around pushed back on his comments, he responded, "Unless you're interested in never having any money and being socialized."

    Johnston also had a few words for the presumed GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney: "And who's the Republican a$$hole?"

    "Our guy isn't any good," he added.

    Cosby sounds more like someone who sees truths in both sides:

    Comedian Bill Cosby joined forces Sunday with a conservative organization, The Independent Women's Forum (IWF), for a live event and MSNBC program titled "About Our Children. . ."

    The unquestioned star of the event was Cosby, and while he has consistently advocated for individual responsibility and higher education standards, this event marked the first time the comedian and TV legend officially teamed with a conservative organization. That was fitting, because his tough-love message to parents is one a conservative could truly embrace. Cosby took direct aim at parents who can't be bothered to get involved in their child's school.

    The Beach Boys? (none / 0) (#123)
    by jondee on Wed Oct 03, 2012 at 01:11:28 PM EST
    EVERY Beach Boy? Really.

    And "cooperating with conservatives" doesn't of necessity make someone (in this case Cosby), a conservative Republican.


    what I found by a quick google and I can't vouch for the lists. magster asked for 5, of the 20 I listed surely 5 fit the bill...

    Which five (5) would those be? (none / 0) (#127)
    by MileHi Hawkeye on Wed Oct 03, 2012 at 02:05:02 PM EST
    Protip: dead guys don't count.  Nor do those who don't meet the original criteria.

    You mean the "funny/good" criteria? (none / 0) (#128)
    by sarcastic unnamed one on Wed Oct 03, 2012 at 02:09:10 PM EST
    Yep. (none / 0) (#129)
    by MileHi Hawkeye on Wed Oct 03, 2012 at 02:15:04 PM EST
    If so, I don't want to play!

    Magster's rules... (none / 0) (#131)
    by MileHi Hawkeye on Wed Oct 03, 2012 at 02:25:12 PM EST
    not mine.  I believe it is up to the community to decide.  

    It would not suprise me if this community (none / 0) (#132)
    by sarcastic unnamed one on Wed Oct 03, 2012 at 02:28:30 PM EST
    is in general not a big fan of county music, so a tough crowd to please for sure...

    I'm sure most of us... (none / 0) (#133)
    by MileHi Hawkeye on Wed Oct 03, 2012 at 02:31:54 PM EST
    would think that county music would be highly specific to ones location.

    Well (none / 0) (#73)
    by Ga6thDem on Tue Oct 02, 2012 at 04:52:10 PM EST
    Lynyrd Skynyrd really does not exist anymore as far as I know. Maybe some existing members are Republicans but that band has been disbanded since about 1978 when a plan they were riding in crashed and killed the lead singer and one other.

    Jeff Foxworthy used to be funny.

    Looks like the majority or at least half of them are from the south.


    Lynyrd Skynyrd (3.00 / 2) (#75)
    by shoephone on Tue Oct 02, 2012 at 05:04:45 PM EST
    What a bunch of disgusting racist, confederate pr*cks. Plus they dissed Neil Young, a sacrilege, IMO.

    Dang, they always speak highly of you. (none / 0) (#79)
    by sarcastic unnamed one on Tue Oct 02, 2012 at 05:21:55 PM EST
    C'mon, you gotta support songs like "Saturday Night Special" and "That Smell," no?

    They always sucked (5.00 / 1) (#82)
    by shoephone on Tue Oct 02, 2012 at 05:59:45 PM EST
    IMO. And they flew the confederate flag at their shows. You can keep them. There's tons better country rock to choose from. I'll take the Allman Brothers, thanks.

    Apparently Rojas has a problem (5.00 / 1) (#95)
    by shoephone on Tue Oct 02, 2012 at 08:22:42 PM EST
    with me pointing out that Lynyrd Skynyrd flew the racist confederate flag at their shows for about 30 years. Tough patootie, pal. Facts are facts.

    Since the actual band (2.00 / 1) (#96)
    by CoralGables on Tue Oct 02, 2012 at 08:38:49 PM EST
    only played for seven years before three of them died your 30 year statement would be less fact and more fiction.

    Nope. You're wrong. (none / 0) (#97)
    by shoephone on Tue Oct 02, 2012 at 08:58:01 PM EST
    The band is still playing, with or without most of the original members. Just nine days ago this was reported:
    Though many applauded Lynyrd Skynyrd's attempt to distance themselves from the Confederate flag, the decision has angered some fans, who took to the internet to swiftly condemn the news. As a result, the band used its Facebook page to let the world know that it would continue to display the flag at all of its shows.

    A lot of fiction (none / 0) (#98)
    by Rojas on Tue Oct 02, 2012 at 08:59:55 PM EST
    with a heavy dose of ignorance...

    But a 5 slap is par for these course for those type of contributions these days.
    I suppose I should apologies for not meeting shoe's expectations.


    Read the the link I just posted (none / 0) (#99)
    by shoephone on Tue Oct 02, 2012 at 09:02:02 PM EST
    The band is still in existence, and is still going to fly the flag at its shows.

    Some of you folks need to look up the words "fact" and "fiction" in the dictionary.


    You need to look at the difference (none / 0) (#101)
    by CoralGables on Tue Oct 02, 2012 at 09:08:33 PM EST
    between real and and phony front. They are no more Lynyrd Skynyrd than if Ringo Starr, Rojas, I formed a band called ourselves The Beatles.

    You're right. Gary Rossington has nothing (none / 0) (#103)
    by shoephone on Tue Oct 02, 2012 at 09:14:43 PM EST
    to do with Lynyrd Skynyrd even though he is one of the original members. There is no Lynyrd Skynrd. There is no Lynyrd Skynrd. There is no Confederate flag at the shows. There is no Confederate flag at the shows...

    Just keep repeating it, like a mantra. Maybe it will morph into something.


    Thank you (none / 0) (#105)
    by CoralGables on Tue Oct 02, 2012 at 09:52:57 PM EST
    for proving my point. Ringo, Rojas, and I will be releasing our new Beatles single next week. Be sure tell your friends. The Beatles are back.

    No Union Jack (none / 0) (#106)
    by Rojas on Tue Oct 02, 2012 at 10:35:13 PM EST
    In the spirit of multinational cooperation that legitimized rape, we'll fly the flags of the E.S.A. (where the home offices are located).



    The New Standard

    My apologies in advance CG.


    Here's a video (none / 0) (#107)
    by Jeralyn on Tue Oct 02, 2012 at 10:53:40 PM EST
    from 1977 of the Lynyrd Skynyrd band., three months before the plane crash. Three of the members died. Here's the news report of the crash. Ronnie Van Zant, Steve Gaines, and his sister Cassie, one of the group's backing vocalists, died.

    Here's Kid Rock singing with the Lynyrd Skynyrd band in 2009. And in 2010.

    While Skynyrd split up after the plane crash, the remaining members reunited. Here's their bio from their website with current members.

    The band was inducted into the hall of fame in 2006.

    There never was a person named lynryrd Skynard. The name was taken from one of their gym teachers, Leonard Skinner, who died in 2010.

    For the purposes of this discussion, it doesn't seem to make much of a difference, since the politics of the current group are similar to that of the original group.

    Kid Rock has performed at Mitt Romney rallies and lets him use his music. Ronny Van Zandt of Skynyrd also supports Romney. But he's hardly a fanatic:

    I hope whoever wins come November, whether it be Romney, or [Obama], they put this country back on track," Van Zant told POLITICO. "I did not vote for President Obama ... now he's the president of the United States. Whatever happens we have to support him. We have to be good Americans and stand by our president."

    By the way, here's Bon Jovi and Kid Rock in 2010.

    I think Kid Rock is great, and I also like both the new and original Lynryrd Skynard.


    You may want to consider an edit (none / 0) (#145)
    by Rojas on Wed Oct 03, 2012 at 08:09:58 PM EST
    Unless you have some really special connections, we can safely say Ronny Van Zandt has not endorsed a candidate in any election since that plane went down in 77.

    In regards to your statement, "the politics of the current group are similar to that of the original group." again, you must have a really special source or no source.
    The band played a benefit concert to raise money for Carter back in the 70s. I'd say that places them decidedly to the left of of the new band marketed under the same name and markedly to left of the majority of current members of talk left.


    in my NJ HS (I graduated in 1980, my HS years were pretty much at the height of southern rock) the confederate flag was first and foremost a statement of being a "rebel" and many HS kids I knew identified with that and had confederate flag stickers on their school books and stuff, and I'm pretty sure these kids had no racist intent whatsoever.

    I really can't speak to what the flag meant to Skynyrd back then, or now, but I would imagine that there are many people who do not view the flag as a symbol of support of racism, and are also not aware that some others do...especially so vehemently.


    Well really (5.00 / 1) (#116)
    by sj on Wed Oct 03, 2012 at 10:55:37 AM EST
    I would imagine that there are many people who do not view the flag as a symbol of support of racism, and are also not aware that some others do...especially so vehemently.
    There is no excuse  for that kind of ignorance.  Either now or in 1980.

    sj has spoken. (none / 0) (#117)
    by sarcastic unnamed one on Wed Oct 03, 2012 at 11:14:25 AM EST
    Very understanding of you.

    As a person of color (none / 0) (#119)
    by sj on Wed Oct 03, 2012 at 11:40:03 AM EST
    I appreciate that my perspective might be a bit different from yours.  

    But the Civil Rights Act was enacted in 1964.  

    The 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama was bombed on September 15, 1963.  

    Malcolm X was a national figure when he was killed in 1965.  The same year his famous -- or infamous -- autobiography was published.

    The Selma marches were in 1965.  

    Martin Luther King was assassinated April 4, 1968.

    In the 1970s the United Farm Workers were organizing strikes and boycotts.  

    By 1980 there is absolutely no excuse for ignorance about the meaning of the Confederate flag.  I realize that a better teaching of American history in school would have been of benefit.  And I didn't get taught about those things in school either.  And I knew about them.  And the hidden meaning of "states rights".  And the message in flying the Confederate flag.


    Yes, much different perspective. (none / 0) (#120)
    by sarcastic unnamed one on Wed Oct 03, 2012 at 12:39:37 PM EST
    In 1963, during the 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama, we were still breast feeding, 800 miles away in NJ suburbia.

    1964 Civil Rights Act, we were toddling around in diapers.

    1965 Selma, still in diapers, still in NJ suburbia, still a world away.

    1968 MLK assassination, 1st grade learning our letters and numbers.

    1970's UFW strikes and boycotts in CA, still in NJ suburgatory and exotic CA might as well be on a different planet. (Not sure what the confederate flag has to do with Cali grapes anyway).

    imo, it is reasonable that other people might not have the same awareness of the "hidden" meanings, or whatever, in the confederate flag with the same vehemence as you.


    Then none of this should be new to you IMO (none / 0) (#137)
    by sj on Wed Oct 03, 2012 at 04:51:39 PM EST
    I, too, was alive (none / 0) (#139)
    by sj on Wed Oct 03, 2012 at 06:04:40 PM EST
    during those events but too young (okay, maybe not diapers) to be aware of them contemporaneously.  But somehow it seeped into my consciousness.  One thing I did learn about in school was the Civil War and I knew that the Confederecy was determined to spread slavery into the territories.  So yeah, I made the subliminal connection:

    Confederacy ... slavery
    Confederate flag ... racism


    intuit that the confederate flag is a symbol of supporting racism, that anyone who displays the symbol is supporting racism, is a supporter of racism themselves, while on the other hand I think it reasonable that not all people should automatically intuit that.

    I think we'll have to agree to disagree.


    Not so much intuit (none / 0) (#143)
    by sj on Wed Oct 03, 2012 at 06:59:58 PM EST
    as see the obvious, IMO. But as I say, I'm a person of color.  

    Yep, I think we'll have to agree to disagree.


    Also, to be fair, now that I think back, (none / 0) (#121)
    by sarcastic unnamed one on Wed Oct 03, 2012 at 12:48:23 PM EST
    many of the kids in my HS who had confederate flag stickers inside their lockers and stuff were the big stoners of the school. Not sure if that was particular to my school or not, but it seems like some of their understanding of the flag was related to the stoner culture. Or maybe it was part of the "rebel" image? Who knows...

    And THAT (none / 0) (#138)
    by sj on Wed Oct 03, 2012 at 04:51:53 PM EST
    is a fair point.

    There is (none / 0) (#115)
    by Ga6thDem on Wed Oct 03, 2012 at 10:06:58 AM EST
    a lot of ignorance surrounding the flag but when people in the south fly it, it had a distinct meaning for most of them.

    Frankly if you chose to fly it, why don't you just have a big L tattooed on your forehead. The people down here who tend to fly it (generally speaking) are people who pretty much have lousy lives and it somehow makes them feel like they are "somebody". Kind of a plantation mentality i guess.


    Probably so. (none / 0) (#118)
    by sarcastic unnamed one on Wed Oct 03, 2012 at 11:23:31 AM EST
    Ya, Allman Bros are great. (none / 0) (#85)
    by sarcastic unnamed one on Tue Oct 02, 2012 at 06:11:56 PM EST
    And, as much as I love Neil, and I do, (none / 0) (#81)
    by sarcastic unnamed one on Tue Oct 02, 2012 at 05:43:34 PM EST
    didn't he and Skynyrd get over that little kerfuffle many a year ago?

    From what I've read (none / 0) (#84)
    by CoralGables on Tue Oct 02, 2012 at 06:09:24 PM EST
    the kerfuffle was never between them at all, just a hyped thing by others. Ronnie Van Zant said of Young, "Neil is amazing, wonderful... a superstar".

    And Young of Ronnie, "Oh, they didn't really put me down! But then again, maybe they did! (laughs) But not in a way that matters. Shit, I think Sweet Home Alabama is a great song. I've actually performed it live a couple of times myself."  


    I've heard the same... (none / 0) (#86)
    by sarcastic unnamed one on Tue Oct 02, 2012 at 06:12:11 PM EST
    Damned if I can find a link... (none / 0) (#126)
    by kdog on Wed Oct 03, 2012 at 02:03:30 PM EST
    but I was just reading in Rolling Stone magazine that in hindsightm Neil does not look back fondly on the lyrics to "Southern Man".  It was in a blurb about his new book.  The gist of it was he now feels he was overly harsh and self-righteous.

    Found it: (none / 0) (#134)
    by sarcastic unnamed one on Wed Oct 03, 2012 at 02:59:41 PM EST
    "My own song 'Alabama' richly deserved the shot Lynyrd Skynyrd gave me with their great record," Mr. Young now concludes. "I don't like my words when I listen to it today. They are accusatory and condescending, not fully thought out, too easy to misconstrue."

    Thank you sir... (none / 0) (#135)
    by kdog on Wed Oct 03, 2012 at 03:17:29 PM EST
    wrong track..."Alabama", not "Southern Man".

    Neil Young & Crazy Horse, end of November at the Garden...I'll be there!


    You mean "wrong track (none / 0) (#136)
    by brodie on Wed Oct 03, 2012 at 04:05:14 PM EST
    'Southern Man' not 'Alabama' " ...  Confusing couple of posts.

    As for Young's song I see nothing to regret in the lyrics, and the accusations -- about violence and hypocrisy and discrimination -- were well deserved.  Only thing he got wrong was "Southern change gonna come at last".  

    Not much in the past forty years, from what I've seen.


    Despite all, (5.00 / 4) (#141)
    by the capstan on Wed Oct 03, 2012 at 06:22:16 PM EST
    there's been a Great Change in this red corner of the red state of SC.  Yes, there's a university here, and that helped.  But I look around when I walk my dog, go to the grocery, take my daughter for an ice cream--and there is a difference!

    We moved here in '65 (had to detour around the Selma march).  Blacks sat in a balcony at the movies, the KKK marched in the Xmas parade, schools were going private so they did not have to desegregate and the PTA dissolved itself, and when the famous black musicians played at the 'college,,' the program ended right on time so they could go play at the "Playpen" for  a black audience.  (They ate and slept as guests of  'their kind.'

    Last night I took my girl for dessert--and the horde of youngsters who came for ice cream (Cub Scouts?) was composed of black and white friends, the 'mixed' couples who date walk down the street holding hands, and when you see a family with both white and black children, it no longer always means that the black kids were adopted--they may 'belong' to a 'mixed race' couple.

    I got to be in on the Change from the beginning---finding ways to force the schools not just to integrate, but to treat the kids with equal respect, ending the segregation of  black and white kids in sports and clubs and recreation (the black youngsters too often drowned in the new lake because they could not swim)--well, you get the picture.   I am glad to have been a part of this Change.

    (It was sort of habit-forming: now I am trying to make sure gays. the handicapped, immigrants, non-Christians --and damm yankees--are valued for who they are and what they bring to the community table.

    Yes, beyond the rabble-rousing about the flag and the stupid clinging to the repuglican party, we here are living the Southern Change!


    and if we had not moved from LA-- (5.00 / 3) (#142)
    by the capstan on Wed Oct 03, 2012 at 06:52:45 PM EST
    I'd have watched fhe Watts riots from a near-by town instead of on TV--and I could not have done a thing to change the atmosphere.  i was already wasting my breath trying to reassure the neighbors who were afraid my street would 'turn' if blacks could buy the new houses going up.  Oh, and I could have kept on watching the adults at the nursery school anxiously checking the pockets of the one black child, making sure he had not brought a knife to school.

    Do I mind being here in the south--not a bit;  I get to be part of making it a better place to live.


    You know what? (none / 0) (#144)
    by Ga6thDem on Wed Oct 03, 2012 at 07:42:45 PM EST
    I sincerely might know you if you've been in that town since 1965 because my parents moved there with me in 1962. Or I probably know of you or recognize your name because when I was growing up Clemson had about 5,000 people and everybody knew everybody in town.

    Would not be a bit surprised.. (none / 0) (#146)
    by the capstan on Wed Oct 03, 2012 at 09:01:45 PM EST
    OTH, I was primarily involved in kids' activities and my 'causes' so did not get around much in adult circles.

    But you must be closer to my girls' ages--maybe just enough older so that you did not know my kids.  (We lived close enough to campus so that on our sabbatical year back in CA, the school system there asked how come 'small town girls from the south' seemed so much 'older' than the CA kids.  They meant more familiar with certain items appreciated by KDog, among other things.)


    I am (none / 0) (#147)
    by Ga6thDem on Wed Oct 03, 2012 at 09:10:08 PM EST
    52 so yeah, probably close to the ages of your daughters.

    If you went to (none / 0) (#150)
    by the capstan on Thu Oct 04, 2012 at 08:22:48 AM EST
    Morrison, you know my youngest daughter--and if you took the school bus trip to Columbia and the overnight to Charleston the year she did--and spent the night on the floor in a gym-- I did too.  Youngest daughter turned 3 after we moved there--birthday in June.

    ps (none / 0) (#151)
    by the capstan on Thu Oct 04, 2012 at 08:44:02 AM EST
    sorry for the rather obscure references: do not feel comfortable talking about my kids 'behind their backs,' so to speak.  Some of them, at least, would prefer to be anonymous--and it is a darned small town I used to live in!

    I think (none / 0) (#152)
    by Ga6thDem on Thu Oct 04, 2012 at 11:58:00 AM EST
    that I missed all of that but it started with my younger brother who did those things. He might have been on that trip.

    Very nicely said. (none / 0) (#148)
    by sarcastic unnamed one on Wed Oct 03, 2012 at 10:29:38 PM EST
    In substance, the song's not all that different (none / 0) (#153)
    by jondee on Thu Oct 04, 2012 at 12:09:18 PM EST
    from Strange Fruit, is it?

    A sad day, for sure. (none / 0) (#77)
    by sarcastic unnamed one on Tue Oct 02, 2012 at 05:14:35 PM EST
    The present incarnation of the band was scheduled to play on the first day of the GOP convention in FL. Not sure what happened after that day was cancelled...

    Bill Cosby? :-) (none / 0) (#104)
    by Politalkix on Tue Oct 02, 2012 at 09:27:20 PM EST
    This Bill Cosby?
    link and link

    Hank Williams, Jr. (none / 0) (#76)
    by oculus on Tue Oct 02, 2012 at 05:08:45 PM EST
    Luckily, my approval does (none / 0) (#10)
    by the capstan on Tue Oct 02, 2012 at 02:03:37 PM EST
    NOT depend on which musicians (and 'music') the parties choose.    I was born just weeks before FDR's first national election and my musical era is the 40's and 50's.  Anyway, "Mairzy Doats" and "Chickery Chick" amused the babies--tho' they eventually transferred their attention to "Jesus Christ, Superstar" or the Beetles.  IF ONLY "Happy Days Are Here Again" was applicable!

    "Beetles" (none / 0) (#11)
    by magster on Tue Oct 02, 2012 at 02:05:55 PM EST
    you musical era really is from the 40s and 50s!

    Beatles (5.00 / 3) (#23)
    by the capstan on Tue Oct 02, 2012 at 02:33:00 PM EST
    My eyes are from that era also: I see what I expect to see!

    That's a joke (none / 0) (#16)
    by sj on Tue Oct 02, 2012 at 02:21:05 PM EST
    right, mags?  Because you know that Joe Walsh of the Eagles isn't the same as Rep Joe Walsh the long-time deadbeat dad?

    Yes, I know, I should have used sarcasm font (none / 0) (#17)
    by magster on Tue Oct 02, 2012 at 02:23:08 PM EST
    Okay (5.00 / 2) (#21)
    by sj on Tue Oct 02, 2012 at 02:29:49 PM EST
    I really did think you were kidding but I couldn't let that stand and maybe have someone believe it.  

    Besides, you were dissing the real Joe Walsh, man.  I definitely couldn't let that stand :)


    I deleted it (none / 0) (#39)
    by Jeralyn on Tue Oct 02, 2012 at 03:04:32 PM EST
    don't spread misinformation. The internet doesn't know you are being sarcastic and it's not fair to Joe Walsh the musician.

    I thought it was so obviously a joke... (none / 0) (#41)
    by magster on Tue Oct 02, 2012 at 03:07:34 PM EST
    But apparently not.

    Remember when Fox News... (none / 0) (#25)
    by magster on Tue Oct 02, 2012 at 02:35:59 PM EST
    ... tried to have a conservative comedy show to rival Jon Stewart and it lasted 2 shows?

    Vaguely. (none / 0) (#27)
    by Jackson Hunter on Tue Oct 02, 2012 at 02:40:00 PM EST
    Is that dreck with Gutfeld still on? He did get a decent guest once in a while, but it is/was just God-awful.



    Rmoney brings out... (none / 0) (#66)
    by MileHi Hawkeye on Tue Oct 02, 2012 at 03:50:55 PM EST
    Not Mike Wilson -- (none / 0) (#80)
    by brodie on Tue Oct 02, 2012 at 05:25:19 PM EST
    did you mean cousin Mike Love?  The always older looking guy, even when young, who stood on the side and tried to be cool and happenin'?

    Oops, yes, you're right (none / 0) (#83)
    by shoephone on Tue Oct 02, 2012 at 06:02:10 PM EST
    Mike Love. He just kicked Brian Wilson and Al Jardine out of the band. He thinks he is the Beach Boys.

    Why was my original comment deleted? (none / 0) (#89)
    by shoephone on Tue Oct 02, 2012 at 06:26:50 PM EST
    Regarding the Beach Boys. Explanation required.

    Missed that story, wow. (none / 0) (#92)
    by brodie on Tue Oct 02, 2012 at 06:46:43 PM EST
    And aren't the Boys from the Beach supposed to be in the middle of their 50th anniversary tour right now?

    Anyway the group really was Brian and his two brothers.  The rest were just along for the ride.


    It just happened a few days ago (none / 0) (#94)
    by shoephone on Tue Oct 02, 2012 at 08:20:38 PM EST
    D@mn, that's two bands (none / 0) (#102)
    by sj on Tue Oct 02, 2012 at 09:13:41 PM EST
    I just found out that this summer Queensryche fired front man Geoff Tate.  Although that action appears to be for the ego on the other side of the table.  I still listen to Operation Mindcrime fairly regularly.

    Seriously.. (none / 0) (#122)
    by jondee on Wed Oct 03, 2012 at 01:01:14 PM EST
    Ignorantly waving the stars & bars around after everything that's transpired in the last two hundred years, is about one step up on the social sensitivity scale from sponsoring SS reenactments.

    And yes, Skynyrd was displaying the stars 'n bars onstage when Ronnie Van Zandt was still alive; though I think they stopped doing it on some of their later tours.  


    My Conservative Christian dentist (none / 0) (#100)
    by Militarytracy on Tue Oct 02, 2012 at 09:03:54 PM EST
    Will not be happy that Katy Perry is performing for Obama.  She is his favorite singer, and he was listening while working today and hinting that he believes she belongs to his side :)

    I think her father is (none / 0) (#109)
    by Jeralyn on Wed Oct 03, 2012 at 05:47:25 AM EST
    a minister

    Her mother also. (none / 0) (#112)
    by MileHi Hawkeye on Wed Oct 03, 2012 at 08:13:37 AM EST
    They have some kind of ministry and they were pretty strict with her as a child, IIRC.