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xrcrguy
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posted 01 April 2003 09:13 AM      Profile for xrcrguy   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
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Michelle
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posted 01 April 2003 09:31 AM      Profile for Michelle   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Pity. But maybe that means she'll be taken off the "traitor" list. (she was on it, wasn't she?)
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Mr. Magoo
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posted 01 April 2003 03:29 PM      Profile for Mr. Magoo   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Me, I have to chuckle any time some celeb and the war share the same headline. In short, what the hell do I care what any pop star or Hollywood flavour-of-the-day thinks about the war? They're welcome to the same opinion any of us is, but I'm certainly not more swayed by the thoughts and musings of any L.A. millionaires.

What next? Kid Rock on Nightline?


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dale cooper
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posted 01 April 2003 07:11 PM      Profile for dale cooper     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
That must have been a very hard decision to make. Trying to balance incoming cash flow vs. shock value without going over the line and utterly destroying herself and her credibility with the American public.

Maybe the fact that she has a British accent now has caused her to mature and become more conscious about the decisions she makes. Or maybe the fact that her last movie with hubby Ritchie bombed so badly has caused them both to think that perhaps their popularity is not necessarily indestructable and they are attempting to climb back up the rope of public respect by playing it nicely down the middle and not offending anyone. Possibly she took a cue from the Dixie Chicks.

Man, it must be hard to be Madonna.


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HighBreath
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posted 01 April 2003 08:01 PM      Profile for HighBreath     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Madonna used to have guts.
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TommyPaineatWork
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posted 02 April 2003 02:30 AM      Profile for TommyPaineatWork     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
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What next? Kid Rock on Nightline?

No. Instead it's the insightful commentary of the worldly Anne Coulter.


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ben_al
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posted 02 April 2003 12:53 PM      Profile for ben_al     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
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The song is not anti-war, but anti-materialism, Madonna says. The lyrics include the lines, "I tried to stay ahead, I tried to stay on top/I tried to play the part, but somehow I forgot/Just what I did it for and why I wanted more."


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josh
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posted 03 April 2003 10:37 AM      Profile for josh     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Madonna ain't the only one:

http://sg.news.yahoo.com/030403/1/39qcl.html


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clockwork
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posted 03 April 2003 01:17 PM      Profile for clockwork     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
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The song is not anti-war, but anti-materialism, Madonna says.


And to think for most of my life I've been calling her the "material girl".


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Jimmy Brogan
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posted 03 April 2003 02:04 PM      Profile for Jimmy Brogan   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
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Incensed fans walked out of Pearl Jam's concert Tuesday after lead singer Eddie Vedder impaled a mask of President Bush on a microphone stand, then slammed it to the stage.

Most of Vedder's antiwar remarks earlier in the Pepsi Center show were greeted with mixed cheers and scattered boos. But dozens of angry fans walked out during the encore because of the macabre display with the Bush mask, which he wore for the song Bushleaguer, a Bush- taunting song from the band's latest album, Riot Act.

"When he was sharing his political views in a fairly benign manner - supporting our troops, opposing policy - that's OK," said Keith Zimmerman, of Denver.

"When he takes what looks like the head of George Bush on a stick, then throws it to the stage and stomps on it, that's just unacceptable. I love Pearl Jam, but that was just way over the edge. We literally got up and left."

Others joined Zimmerman, some complaining about the lyrics of Bushleaguer, which in part call Bush "a confidence man" and say, "He's not a leader / he's a Texas leaguer."

"I wasn't sure if it was really happening," said Kim Mueller. "We looked at each other and realized he really did have George Bush's head on a stick and was waving it in the air, then slam-med it to the ground and step-ped on it."


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josh
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posted 03 April 2003 03:08 PM      Profile for josh     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
The article:

http://rockymountainnews.com/drmn/music/article/0,1299,DRMN_54_1860334,00.htm

Go Pearl Jam! Although the group is a little after my time, if you know what I mean.


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Doug
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posted 04 April 2003 01:59 AM      Profile for Doug   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
I haven't listened to Pearl Jam since high school, but I shall have to download that song.
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ben_al
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posted 04 April 2003 09:45 AM      Profile for ben_al     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
I've never been a huge fan of Pearl Jam, but I think that might change, at least until they do like the Dixie Chicks and retract their comments.
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