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(Breitbart.com)   Well, you can throw Bruce Springsteen onto the ever growing pile of entertainers who have run afoul of the right wing blogodome. This leaves only Ray Stevens and Ted Nugent as the last remaining singers who don't hate America   (bighollywood.breitbart.com) divider line 158
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2011-04-07 08:55:17 AM
I think we should all listen to entertainers when it comes to politics. They have the real world experience that allows them to give intelligent insight into any problem average Americans might face.
 
2011-04-07 08:55:24 AM
But how can they hate him? He was born in the USA!
 
2011-04-07 08:56:06 AM
I thought the rightwingers didn't like him after the Reagan incident, kinda how they don't like Heart because they didn't like Palin using their song without permission.
 
2011-04-07 08:57:22 AM
in before someone actually accuses Bruce Springsteen of hating America.

oh wait, author did that.

geeze.
 
2011-04-07 08:59:35 AM
This has been going on for a while. The last time I saw it pop up was when my old man said he hated Springsteen after being a fan for 20 some odd years. When I asked why he suddenly hated him, he replied, "Because he supports that coward Kerry!"

I just groaned and let him seethe
 
2011-04-07 08:59:53 AM
Before I was meh about him. He put on a decent show.

However, after his "tirade" about the right, and putting on a "private" show for only democrat voters or people who signed up to be democrats, he is nothing but a hyprcrite.
 
2011-04-07 09:01:21 AM
BLOG BLOG BLOGS.

this one even more than the average blog.
 
2011-04-07 09:01:48 AM

the_vegetarian_cannibal: But how can they hate him? He was born in the USA!


Anchor baby.
 
2011-04-07 09:02:33 AM

MBrady: However, after his "tirade" about the right, and putting on a "private" show for only democrat voters or people who signed up to be democrats, he is nothing but a hyprcrite.


So basically you can't spell hypocrite or define it either.
 
2011-04-07 09:03:28 AM
Bruse Springsteen is just an example of your typical left wing uber-hypocrite.

He criticizes Christie for trying to keep NJ from going under because he does not like the cuts Christie proposes.

Yet he abuses tax loopholes that could help fund the system by claiming to be a "farmer".
 
2011-04-07 09:05:09 AM
I don't care about an artist's political leanings...I just don't want to hear them speak politics when I'm there to hear them sing.

That being said, I've seen Bruce a few times in the 80's and 90's and he always put on a great show.
 
2011-04-07 09:05:43 AM
Not a fan of his music, but,

"[Christie's] cuts are eating away at the lower edges of the middle class, not just those already classified as in poverty, and are likely to continue to get worse over the next few years."

Seems to be fairly spot on to me... and not just in reference to New Jersey, but for the whole GOP agenda for the last few years or so. The poor and middle classes suffer while the richest Americans continue to get richer.

Sometimes the truth hurts, I guess. Which would explain the righteous indignation and petty partisan sniping on display here by the blogger.
 
2011-04-07 09:06:40 AM
We still got Lynyrd Skynyrd. You can keep Springsteen and Neil Young. We don't need them around anyhow.
 
2011-04-07 09:07:39 AM

Dinki: MBrady: However, after his "tirade" about the right, and putting on a "private" show for only democrat voters or people who signed up to be democrats, he is nothing but a hyprcrite.

So basically you can't spell hypocrite or define it either.


*looks in the dictionary...

Dinki

*looks in the dictionary for asshole...

Dinki
 
2011-04-07 09:08:23 AM
What about John Mellencamp? I know he was pissy about McCain's use of 'Little Pink Houses' and ignoring the subtext, but I thought he had been accepted by the Right Wing and catered a little to them to make some cash.

I would look it up, but I simply don't care that much. Funny how the Regressives were canny enough to realize popular music's appeal for their tirades but not smart enough to actually listen to the music for any signs that it may not mean what it does.
 
2011-04-07 09:08:58 AM

keylock71: Sometimes the truth hurts...




Noted apologetics and failure to bring up the point of the article, which was citing the outright hypocrisy of Springsteen by his abusing a tax loophole.


Typical libocrite.
 
2011-04-07 09:09:57 AM
He did an entire album of Pete Seegar songs, for Chrissakes. Was there any question?
 
2011-04-07 09:10:17 AM

MBrady: *looks in the dictionary for asshole...


Touched a nerve, did I? It's not my fault you called someone a hypocrite for doing something ...non-hypocritical.
 
2011-04-07 09:10:32 AM

keylock71: Sometimes the truth hurts, I guess. Which would explain the righteous indignation and petty partisan sniping on display here by the blogger.


According to the bloggard, his statement literally just sounds like "blah blah blah". Pretty good encapsulation of the conservative mindset there, I'd say
 
2011-04-07 09:10:43 AM

Hermie: blah blah blah


You're a child.
 
2011-04-07 09:12:33 AM
Yes, bloggard.
 
2011-04-07 09:13:33 AM

MightyPez: This has been going on for a while. The last time I saw it pop up was when my old man said he hated Springsteen after being a fan for 20 some odd years. When I asked why he suddenly hated him, he replied, "Because he supports that coward Kerry!"


So he was a Springsteen fan for 20 years but never listened to his lyrics?
 
2011-04-07 09:13:57 AM
breitbart.com

That is all.
 
2011-04-07 09:14:08 AM

Phil Herup: keylock71: Sometimes the truth hurts...



Noted apologetics and failure to bring up the point of the article, which was citing the outright hypocrisy of Springsteen by his abusing a tax loophole.


Typical libocrite.


Seriously, how much does this pay? And do you take it in shifts with others and split it, or do you subcontract?
 
2011-04-07 09:14:46 AM

Cat Food Sandwiches: He did an entire album of Pete Seegar songs, for Chrissakes. Was there any question?


The writer probably thinks Pete Seegar writes Chevy ads.
 
2011-04-07 09:14:54 AM
I know a guy who was a Boss fan all his life. Then his politics started going haywire (began listening to Beck, reading crap like Brietbart). Now he refuses to listen to him.

How does that work? How farking petty do you have to be to abandon one of your favorite artists because of his personal beliefs? What if we applied that same standard to everyone? What about musicians who were raging drunks and mistreated women? No? Just Springsteen because he's a liberal?
 
2011-04-07 09:15:18 AM

Phil Herup: Bruse Springsteen is just an example of your typical left wing uber-hypocrite.

He criticizes Christie for trying to keep NJ from going under because he does not like the cuts Christie proposes.

Yet he abuses tax loopholes that could help fund the system by claiming to be a "farmer".


Springsteen pays more than $138,000 a year in taxes on his three-acre Colts Neck home, but just $4,639 on the adjoining 200 acres, which is organically farmed and has horses, according to the report.

Dude pays more in real estate taxes than your entire salary.
 
2011-04-07 09:15:52 AM

Phil Herup: Derp.


And yet, he's one of those high-income earners you seem to worship.
Shouldn't you be thanking him?
 
2011-04-07 09:16:13 AM
This leaves only Ray Stevens and Ted Nugent as the last remaining singers who don't hate America.

...and I'm not so sure about Ray Stevens.
 
2011-04-07 09:16:45 AM
I'm for the separation of Entertainment and State. Who's with me?
 
2011-04-07 09:18:13 AM
When has Springsteen been anything other than a Democrat? Republicans act like this is something new. All you need to do is actually listen to his music to know this.
 
2011-04-07 09:21:59 AM

badhatharry: We still got Lynyrd Skynyrd. You can keep Springsteen and Neil Young. We don't need them around anyhow.


That's the worst comeback in the history of music.

Neil: Don't be a racist hypocrite
Skynard: Oh yeah? Well... go away!
 
2011-04-07 09:22:18 AM

MBrady: Before I was meh about him. He put on a decent show.

However, after his "tirade" about the right, and putting on a "private" show for only democrat voters or people who signed up to be democrats, he is nothing but a hyprcrite.


If you need help, dictionary is spelled d-i-c-t-i-o-n-a-r-y. You can type it into Google, followed by a space, followed by a word you don't know - such as "hypocrite" (Google will even fix your poor spelling for you) - to find meanings and examples of proper usage.

Try it next time before simply making a fool of yourself.
 
2011-04-07 09:22:24 AM

slayer199: I don't care about an artist's political leanings...I just don't want to hear them speak politics when I'm there to hear them sing.


I'd say that all depends what artist you are going to see.
 
2011-04-07 09:22:50 AM

dickfreckle: I know a guy who was a Boss fan all his life. Then his politics started going haywire (began listening to Beck, reading crap like Brietbart). Now he refuses to listen to him.

How does that work? How farking petty do you have to be to abandon one of your favorite artists because of his personal beliefs? What if we applied that same standard to everyone? What about musicians who were raging drunks and mistreated women? No? Just Springsteen because he's a liberal?


That really makes no sense. There is no question that liberals are better artists than conservatives. Governing and policy making, not so much.
 
2011-04-07 09:24:34 AM
His songs and personal image is supposed to be reflecting "working class" Americans. How the fark could you think he wouldn't lean towards the left politically?
 
2011-04-07 09:24:43 AM
FTA: "[Christie's] cuts are eating away at the lower edges of the middle class

I see what he did there.

FTA: (If you're like me, when you read Springsteen's words all you see is "blah, blah, blah, and blah.")

No, you asshole, I actually READ what he had to say. Unlike you right-wing retards who only hear what you WANT to hear. "It doesn't fit our mold? Oh well, time to put my hands over my ears and scream 'lalalalalala, He's not American, lalalalala, where's his birth certificate, lalalalala".
 
2011-04-07 09:24:52 AM

Jackson Herring: keylock71: Sometimes the truth hurts, I guess. Which would explain the righteous indignation and petty partisan sniping on display here by the blogger.

According to the bloggard, his statement literally just sounds like "blah blah blah". Pretty good encapsulation of the conservative mindset there, I'd say


It's really just a whiny rant about Springsteen's political views with a healthy dose of petty partisanship.

Like I said, I guess the truth stings... and it seems to be stinging this clown right in his butt judging by his little rant.
 
2011-04-07 09:25:12 AM

pete1729:
Springsteen pays more than $138,000 a year in taxes on his three-acre Colts Neck home, but just $4,639 on the adjoining 200 acres, which is organically farmed and has horses, according to the report.


Clearly he should be paying 9 million dollars in taxes a year.
 
2011-04-07 09:27:15 AM

xtragrind: I think we should all listen to entertainers when it comes to politics. They have the real world experience that allows them to give intelligent insight into any problem average Americans might face.


As opposed to people like beck, hannity and coulter?
 
2011-04-07 09:28:11 AM

Phil Herup: keylock71: Sometimes the truth hurts...



Noted apologetics and failure to bring up the point of the article, which was citing the outright hypocrisy of Springsteen by his abusing a tax loophole.


Typical libocrite.


So you say close the tax loopholes? Does that go for corporate tax loopholes also? Does that go for subsidies as well?

Forgot you are a Fark Independent and loopholes/subsidies are only for republicans/conservatives.
 
2011-04-07 09:30:10 AM

xtragrind: I think we should all listen to entertainers when it comes to politics. They have the real world experience that allows them to give intelligent insight into any problem average Americans might face.


If I were going to see The Clash (I wish), you're damn right I want to hear their take on politics.

If I were going to see Britney Spears... No, I'd say just perform you monkey!

If you're a conservative you'd love hearing Toby Keith talk about waving the flags, boots up asses, and dropping bombs before he went into his America Fark Yeah! Song.

It all depends.
 
2011-04-07 09:30:48 AM

pete1729: Phil Herup: Bruse Springsteen is just an example of your typical left wing uber-hypocrite.

He criticizes Christie for trying to keep NJ from going under because he does not like the cuts Christie proposes.

Yet he abuses tax loopholes that could help fund the system by claiming to be a "farmer".

Springsteen pays more than $138,000 a year in taxes on his three-acre Colts Neck home, but just $4,639 on the adjoining 200 acres, which is organically farmed and has horses, according to the report.

Dude pays more in real estate taxes than your entire salary.


Plus, he's abusing farm subsidies by actually running a farm. darn him. darn him all to heck.
 
2011-04-07 09:31:03 AM

badhatharry: dickfreckle: I know a guy who was a Boss fan all his life. Then his politics started going haywire (began listening to Beck, reading crap like Brietbart). Now he refuses to listen to him.

How does that work? How farking petty do you have to be to abandon one of your favorite artists because of his personal beliefs? What if we applied that same standard to everyone? What about musicians who were raging drunks and mistreated women? No? Just Springsteen because he's a liberal?

That really makes no sense. There is no question that liberals are better artists than conservatives. Governing and policy making, not so much.


Yeah, conservatives know how to make laws and enforce them.

Liberals actually have talent and intelligence. I do believe science has actually proven that fact.

But then again, conservatives fear science and facts.
 
2011-04-07 09:31:27 AM

Great_Milenko: As opposed to people like beck, hannity and coulter?


They're only entertainers and shouldn't be taken seriously when they say something stupid, wrong or racist, apparently.
 
2011-04-07 09:32:05 AM

Shamwow: Phil Herup: keylock71: Sometimes the truth hurts...
So you say close the tax loopholes? Does that go for corporate tax loopholes also? Does that go for subsidies as well?


Of course the tax loophole shouldn't be closed, it just shouldn't be used by people who don't hold real american values.
 
2011-04-07 09:33:28 AM
If you have enough land to take advantage of the tax rates for farming in New Jersey, and you don't do it, you're a farking moron. Bruce Springsteen is not a farking moron, therefore he takes advantage of those tax rates.

Seriously, if that's the article's big criticism of him, they have nothing at all. It seemed like half my high school exploited those rates somehow. Property taxes being what they are in NJ, it's the only way to own a lot of land without bankrupting yourself. Yeah, that's stupid and should change, but you play the cards your dealt.
 
2011-04-07 09:34:07 AM

FarkedOver: boots up asses


God damn I am STILL angry about that farking piece of shiat song.
 
2011-04-07 09:35:21 AM

Shamwow: Phil Herup: keylock71: Sometimes the truth hurts...



Noted apologetics and failure to bring up the point of the article, which was citing the outright hypocrisy of Springsteen by his abusing a tax loophole.


Typical libocrite.

So you say close the tax loopholes? Does that go for corporate tax loopholes also? Does that go for subsidies as well?

Forgot you are a Fark Independent and loopholes/subsidies are only for republicans/conservatives.


I did some looking and all I found were blog posts bemoaning that Springsteen paid only 5k on some acreage (while neglecting to mention the massive taxes he pays on the actual home there). Seems to me like nothing was "taken advantage of" if that's actually what he owes according to NJ. In other words, it's not like the guy shifts his money through a convoluted international bank system in order to weasel out of taxes. NJ calls it farmland and taxes it as such.

It looks bad on the surface, but I don't see how it's any different than getting a small tax bill because I bought a historic house in a depressed area, etc. I don't make the farking tax code. You send me a bill and I pay it.
 
2011-04-07 09:35:49 AM

mekki: When has Springsteen been anything other than a Democrat? Republicans act like this is something new. All you need to do is actually listen to his music to know this.


Well, given the fact that the Republicans keep trying to use "Born in the USA" as some sort of patriotic anthem, it seems that listening comprehension is a bit beyond them. Perhaps "Friday" might be more comprehensible.
 
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