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NEWS: Bonnie Raitt rips Bush on stage

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posted on Jul, 21 2004 @ 10:29 PM
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Originally posted by SIRR1
Ok, Linda R. and Bonnie R. are has beens, the only way for them to get any media attention is to bash the President.

Tell me when was the last time these to had any air time except on the oldies radio programs. Its been years for both.

john


Puh-lease, your ignorance of music genres is showing!

Bonnie Raitt is a MAJOR figure in blues music. And she has recent releases.
The replies to this topic are a sad indication of the conservatism so rife in this decade. It used to be commonplace for musical "celebrities" to state their views on current political events, thus raising the public consciousness

Nowadays, any who dare to criricise Bush are seen as virtual traitors in some circles..




posted on Jul, 21 2004 @ 10:42 PM
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I find it curiously interesting, bordering on comical, that not very long ago The Dixie Chicks suffered e ridicule when criticizing Bush and his actions.
And not that long after outspoken theatrical people are receiving accolades from fans that denounce the very same power.
Anyone feel like extending an apology to the Chick's


TUT TUT


[edit on 21-7-2004 by tututkamen]



posted on Jul, 21 2004 @ 10:51 PM
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Originally posted by tututkamen
I find it curiously interesting, bordering on comical, that not very long ago The Dixie Chicks suffered e ridicule when criticizing Bush and his actions.


That's exactly who I was referring to. And Sir Elton John recently had something to say on this very subject

www.abovetopsecret.com...



posted on Jul, 21 2004 @ 11:05 PM
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WOW!

When did this "beat up ol' read-head bag with the guitar" become a "rock" star?

been watching for a while and missed this one!

p.s. (and, no, the quote is not mine - it's fairly well-known)



posted on Jul, 21 2004 @ 11:20 PM
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Oh ye of little faith!

Bonnie Raitt won 9 Grammies I believe, one in 2001, she was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 2000, she's a well-respected musician, she's been an activist for yonks, you can read about her on her own website & more at
www.geocities.com...

She's been around long enough to have fully-formed political opinions. Go Bonnie!



posted on Jul, 22 2004 @ 02:54 AM
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Originally posted by Bastet
It used to be commonplace for musical "celebrities" to state their views on current political events, thus raising the public consciousness

...and then the public grew up and realized that looking to drugged-out musicians for their "consciousness" might not be in their own best interest. Time to make up your own mind, Bastet.




posted on Jul, 22 2004 @ 03:03 AM
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Originally posted by Plato986
I HATE when celebrities get involved in politics...I would have demanded a refund, I want to hear you sing, or play, or act, etc. I DON'T want to hear what you think about politics. (To these entertainers) I DON'T CARE WHAT YOU THINK, so shut up about it already, and do the job you are paid such a ridiculous amount to do.


Ofcourse celebrities should involve with this. Their also humans and a fortunate with the fact that alot of people listen to them. Infact, when Operah says that she does not agree with something, she says she will protest with every watcher of her show. And believe me she already threathned to protest with something and that helped, the local goverment baked off.

It's good that these kind of people has a little bit of power, because politiciens often don't want to listen to the public.

Btw, im not saying I like Operah, but it's just an example.



posted on Jul, 22 2004 @ 03:10 AM
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Originally posted by jsobecky

...and then the public grew up and realized that looking to drugged-out musicians for their "consciousness" might not be in their own best interest. Time to make up your own mind, Bastet.



Your assumption that other people make up my mind is quite erroneous, jsobecky. As is your assumption that musicians are, without exception, "drugged-out". No doubt you're against the idea of "freedom of speech" too.



posted on Jul, 22 2004 @ 06:17 AM
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She has the right to what she did, 1st amendment rights. I have rights also, 1st amendment. Seems like my music collection just gets smaller. Last week I threw Mellencamp out, yesterday Ronstadt left, and now Raitt is in the trash. Who is next?



posted on Jul, 22 2004 @ 01:11 PM
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Poor bonnie didn't she learn her lesson form other celebrities who were also fired for the same reason.
Like the owner of the casino said we hired her to sing not preach


And when fans started booing her and ripping off her posters and demand refunds she said after the show i didn't even notice anyone being upset by my song


And these celebrities what to preach democratic values who are about the middle class maybe they can share some of their 30 million per movie budget


Hold on folks im not done yet.

And john carry wants to talk about middle class values and making the world respect America. This helping the middle class is coming from a billionaire! And I don't want a president who will kiss the arse and feet of other countries just to get recognition no thanks



posted on Jul, 22 2004 @ 01:16 PM
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Originally posted by WestPoint23
And john carry wants to talk about middle class values and making the world respect America. This helping the middle class is coming from a billionaire! And I don't want a president who will kiss the arse and feet of other countries just to get recognition no thanks



I agree! No votes for John Carry!



posted on Jul, 22 2004 @ 07:41 PM
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Originally posted by Bastet
[Your assumption that other people make up my mind is quite erroneous, jsobecky. As is your assumption that musicians are, without exception, "drugged-out". No doubt you're against the idea of "freedom of speech" too.

Oh Bastet...Bastet. Where oh where did I say that all musicians are, without exception, "drugged out"? Please, stop exaggerating, Bastet.

As I recall, it was you who mentioned something about musicians "raising conciousness" with their music. Didn't you, Bastet? I was merely pointing out that such people who rely on musicians to raise their consciousness are a pathetic lot, indeed. And since it was you who raised the notion, it is perfectly reasonable to group you with that lot.

And I am totally for free speech, Bastet. After all, it allows you to make ridiculous statements and as a result, gives me a chuckle.




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