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2012-09-05 01:20:08 PM  
25 votes:

Spandau: Johnny Ramone is not voting for anyone. He's been dead since 2004.


And as we all know, dead people vote exclusively Democrat.
2012-09-05 11:57:55 AM  
12 votes:
Gene Simmons is my moral compass. I'll be voting for Romney now.
2012-09-05 11:48:39 AM  
12 votes:
These celebrities who I respect as artists have changed my mind completely about voting for Obama. I will now cast my vote for Romney, since I am sure that these talented musicians could not possibly steer me wrong with their opinions.
2012-09-05 01:20:12 PM  
9 votes:

jj325: I'm very surprised to learn that Johnny Ramone will be voting for Romney


Johnny Ramone was always a big Republican, but I think only Democrats can vote in presidential elections after being dead for eight years.
2012-09-05 01:18:00 PM  
9 votes:
Rich people are voting for Romney? Well color me farkin astounded!
2012-09-05 01:00:05 PM  
8 votes:
Define "not entirely batsh*t crazy"... Because I'm pretty sure Nicky Mange breaks that farking meter...
2012-09-05 11:51:21 AM  
7 votes:
Hilary Duff is voting for Romney?

Well that tears it. Goodbye Mr. Obama.
2012-09-05 01:26:13 PM  
6 votes:

Pantubo: They voted for Obama in 2008 to prove they weren't racists.

Now they're voting against him to prove they are not idiots.


Your equation does not look correct. If you are voting for Romney to prove you are not an idiot I think proof is no longer necessary.
2012-09-05 11:40:48 AM  
6 votes:
I'm very surprised to learn that Johnny Ramone will be voting for Romney
2012-09-05 01:22:40 PM  
5 votes:
They voted for Obama in 2008 to prove they weren't racists.

Now they're voting against him to prove they are not idiots.
2012-09-05 01:20:31 PM  
5 votes:

Spandau: Johnny Ramone is not voting for anyone Obama. He's been dead since 2004.


Fixed.
2012-09-05 01:18:30 PM  
5 votes:
Johnny Ramone is not voting for anyone. He's been dead since 2004.
2012-09-05 01:27:10 PM  
4 votes:
So Romney is the celebrity candidate then? Just look at all the hollywood support he has.

/that's how it works, right?
2012-09-05 01:22:28 PM  
4 votes:
No fair counting all 6 Osmonds.

/DNRTFA
2012-09-05 01:18:17 PM  
4 votes:
Sold mostly old male musicians and dumb blond women?
2012-09-05 01:18:01 PM  
4 votes:
You mean rich people vote their self interests? HOW DARE THEY!!
2012-09-05 02:32:41 PM  
3 votes:
This list pains me, as Hillary Duff is my spirit animal.
2012-09-05 02:00:47 PM  
3 votes:
List, partial, of musicians voting for Obama:
Beethoven
Brahms
Bach
Copeland
Mahler
Mozart
Salieri (one of the few things they agree on)
Wagner
Handel

Of course they'll all be voting in Cook County so look for them at the polls in November.
2012-09-05 01:51:06 PM  
3 votes:

Persnickety: This point is worth stating again. As a liberal, I must confess my admiration for Romney's stint as Governor in Mass. Of course, he was dealing with an openly hostile legislature in a state that is only 13% Republican. This kept the derp factor well in check. Romney proved himself to be a master of the art of compromise and was more than willing to go after old state institutions that needed shaking up. He also closed corporate tax loopholes and raised fees all over the place, much to the ire of local businesses. And of course, although he never mentioned it at the RNC, Romney pushed hard for and got an individual mandate so that everyone in the state would have health insurance. His plan even gained the endorsement of long time rival and uber liberal Ted Kennedy. If that's the Romney who shows up at the White House in 2013, I'm OK with that.


**sidways suspicious glance** That was pretty coherent and cliche free. What are you doing here?
2012-09-05 01:44:10 PM  
3 votes:

jj325: I'm very surprised to learn that Johnny Ramone will be voting for Romney


I'm very suprised to learn that Nicki Minaj is listed as a musician
2012-09-05 01:30:36 PM  
3 votes:
Well, that tears it. I won't be buying tickets the next time Frankie Avalon comes to town...
2012-09-05 01:26:01 PM  
3 votes:
But what of real musicians?
2012-09-05 01:22:30 PM  
3 votes:
Remember all the Holly Weirds coming out in support for Obama? Unfortunately, there are plenty of people who will believe anything an actor/actress says. Unlike Fakers, who are hard core intellectuals with selfless lives and beliefs.
2012-09-05 01:19:00 PM  
3 votes:
Arlo Guthrie? Well, slap me hard and call me "Charley"! And is Hillary Duff really considered a "musician"?
2012-09-05 03:43:35 PM  
2 votes:
Lobotomites for Romney

cdn.uproxx.com
2012-09-05 03:35:55 PM  
2 votes:

chaosangel: They forgot Marilyn Manson


So has everyone else.
2012-09-05 03:12:15 PM  
2 votes:
Who knew Stan Lee played the harmonica?
2012-09-05 02:47:27 PM  
2 votes:
i49.tinypic.com

I'm tired of seeing this (ok, I altered it) picture on the front page.
2012-09-05 01:42:23 PM  
2 votes:
Why is Nicky Minge popular?
2012-09-05 01:40:32 PM  
2 votes:
You mean 10 people who HATE AMERICA, don't you subbie?
2012-09-05 01:32:02 PM  
2 votes:

LesserEvil: Not terribly surprised (as he looks down from someplace he can't quite figure out the name of):

[4.bp.blogspot.com image 480x574]


i887.photobucket.com
2012-09-05 01:31:55 PM  
2 votes:
"Popper has said, "I was a bleeding-heart liberal, until I got a job"

And since he has slid back into obscurity again and probably won't have a job soon I'm assuming he'll become a Liberal again relatively soon.
2012-09-05 01:29:48 PM  
2 votes:

Kevin72: List fails without Ted Nugent?


No because it's supposed to be NOT entirely batsh*t crazy.
2012-09-05 01:29:29 PM  
2 votes:
Fark.com Headline: 10 (not entirely batsh*t crazy) famous musicians you'd be surprised to learn are probably voting for Mitt Romney

Article: 10 Famous Musicians Who Might Be Voting For Mitt Romney

High Five subby, you rule. What a great article, a list of people who might possibly be voting for Mitt Romney.
2012-09-05 01:28:45 PM  
2 votes:
List fails without Ted Nugent?
2012-09-05 01:23:44 PM  
2 votes:
Saw III sucked

Closed browser
2012-09-05 01:12:37 PM  
2 votes:
The only one that surprises me is Arlo Guthrie. I either already knew the others leaned right or didn't have any preconceived notions about their political views.
2012-09-05 09:07:06 PM  
1 vote:

AsBaile: I don't care: They are entertainers. Entertain me and shut up.


My feeling as well. I don't care to hear Chuck Norris' utterly retarded political philosophy and religious beliefs, that dude was just fun to watch handing people their asses back in the day.
2012-09-05 05:41:31 PM  
1 vote:

Miss Stein: I was surprised to see Bruce Johnston of the Beach Boys on the list, as he's a Clam.

Then again, he did write "I Write the Songs", so he probably has some stupid amount of royalties piled up.


Lol... I read that as "he's Clan" and thought "really? and you're *surprised* he's on the list?"

Sigh... I need new eyes. Who wants to pony up a pair for the cause?
2012-09-05 04:48:24 PM  
1 vote:
List is incomplete with mention of the Osmonds (I'm too lazy to scroll through the comments to see if anyone beat me to it). Arlo Guthrie is about the only surprise on the list because most of the "talent" on this list are millionaires who feel Mitt's pain over Obama's socialistic tax structure.
2012-09-05 04:26:25 PM  
1 vote:
cdn.uproxx.com

Another Republican black musician possibly voting for Romney
2012-09-05 04:14:29 PM  
1 vote:
coeyagi

randomjsa: I wouldn't be surprised by anybody voting for Mitt Romney.

I would be surprised by anybody> voting for Obama after the last four years.

Just took the CNN Money quiz. Apparently, I am better off after 4 years.

Your argument (like all your others) is invalid.



Typical - couldn't say for yourself if you are better off? Had to take a CNN quiz? Why not just ask Chris Matthews...maybe he would share his thrill running up your leg?
2012-09-05 04:05:55 PM  
1 vote:

randomjsa: I wouldn't be surprised by anybody voting for Mitt Romney.

I would be surprised by anybody> voting for Obama after the last four years.


Just took the CNN Money quiz. Apparently, I am better off after 4 years.

Your argument (like all your others) is invalid.
2012-09-05 03:39:22 PM  
1 vote:

MusicMakeMyHeadPound: [cdn.uproxx.com image 300x232]

So is it just me, or does he look like he's having a good time with some robot penises?

/I must be getting old; I don't know who this is


Newmann....
2012-09-05 02:39:47 PM  
1 vote:
If i were wealthy I would vote for Romney too, that's the obvious choice, as I'd love to keep all my rich ppl benefits in tact. Fact is, I am not yet wealthy so I will stick with the Dem's for now. If there was a third choice, I would probably pick it, it could be the neo-nazi-kkk-members-who-support-the-black-panthers-of-america party and it would probably still be better than the choices provided by the crap 2 party system we have going now.

I support NNKMWSTBPOA!

/ Don't Google that, it doesn't exist...
// Ok Google it and maybe one day it will exist.
2012-09-05 02:28:08 PM  
1 vote:
For a headline promising "famous musicians," that was a long list of washed-up nobodies. I mean, Hillary Duff? Really?
2012-09-05 02:24:36 PM  
1 vote:

PC LOAD LETTER: rico567: Vote for Robamney, vote for Oramna...these are just more people that don't see the problem.

Oh yeah? Well I'm going to start my own party! With blackjack! And hookers! In fact, forget the party and the blackjack!


Eh, screw the whole thing.
2012-09-05 02:23:00 PM  
1 vote:

EyeballKid: I think all the "libertarians" and "Libertarians" are late to the party when we discovered that all "libertarian" or "Libertarian" means is "Republican but smart enough to not call myself one in public." Both suffer in believing in the myth of Daddy Warbucks, as well as the myth that any problem is the fault of that stoopid, mean ol' gubmint, both feel that greed is a virtue that should be rewarded.

But, of course, I'm merely assuming. I'm sure there are just as many "libertarians" who've voted for Democrats as "libertarians" who support Republicans, right?


Aaaaaaaand cue the crickets...


At least I get a good chuckle out of such idiocy coming from the crowd that gets their panties in a bunch when Republicans incorrectly label something as "socialism". I thought you guys were supposed to be all educated and stuff.
2012-09-05 02:18:07 PM  
1 vote:
I'll be VERY surprised if Johnny Ramone votes for Mitt Romney, and so will the poll workers who will run screaming from his zombie corpse.

(Oh, I see that's already been covered.)

Bunch of old and dubious "news" there. Yes, we know the Ramones were righties. Yes, we knew about Gene Simmons. Yes, we heard about Nicky Minai yesterday. Frank Avalon? Hey, you forgot Pat Boone! A few libertarian-when-forced-to-specify Ron Paul types? Sure, they're voting for Romney.

This is even worse than usual for a "OMG conservative celebrities!" list.
2012-09-05 02:17:24 PM  
1 vote:

WTF Indeed: You mean rich people vote their self interests? HOW DARE THEY!!


Wow. And POOR people DON'T vote for their self-interests?

Who knew?

Nope, the poor vote for their self-interest in every election by trying to elect candidates that will give them more of the workers' money.

Right now the lower 49% of the income earners pay NO taxes.
When you pay no taxes at all, none, zero and yet STILL get back thousands from the IRS's 'earned income tax credits' tell me who is really screwing the tax payer; it's not the '1%', that's for sure.
2012-09-05 02:09:39 PM  
1 vote:

fireclown: Persnickety: This point is worth stating again. As a liberal, I must confess my admiration for Romney's stint as Governor in Mass. Of course, he was dealing with an openly hostile legislature in a state that is only 13% Republican. This kept the derp factor well in check. Romney proved himself to be a master of the art of compromise and was more than willing to go after old state institutions that needed shaking up. He also closed corporate tax loopholes and raised fees all over the place, much to the ire of local businesses. And of course, although he never mentioned it at the RNC, Romney pushed hard for and got an individual mandate so that everyone in the state would have health insurance. His plan even gained the endorsement of long time rival and uber liberal Ted Kennedy. If that's the Romney who shows up at the White House in 2013, I'm OK with that.

**sidways suspicious glance** That was pretty coherent and cliche free. What are you doing here?


The rarely-seen reverse Thread-Jack has been attempted before. But it's tricky. Sincerity is a technique that is tough to master.
2012-09-05 02:08:41 PM  
1 vote:
Oh. Blues Traveller guy.

Funny enough, I thought "John Popper Project" was a play on Alan Parson Project by DJ Logic and some white guy.

/We're missing the obvious pressing question: What does Jefferson Starship think of our current political landscape
2012-09-05 02:06:19 PM  
1 vote:

Kibbler: And Bruce Johnston calling Obama a "socialist A-hole", and "wait till he doesn't have to try any more, then you're farked." That's treading perilously close to whargarrbl about FEMA work camps. I think your Hoveround is a battery short of a full charge, there, Bruce.


Wow. Such strong emotions from a guy who's spent 3+ decades on Brian Wilson's dick.
2012-09-05 02:03:26 PM  
1 vote:

DingleberryMoose: umad: I don't get the hate for libertarians on this site.

Nor do I. I have definite libertarian leanings and much of what I see here agrees with typical libertarian ideas. The problem may be that most of the people who put themselves in the public eye as libertarians are complete farktards.


simple -
1. 100% full bore libertarianism is stupid. The government can accomplish some things far more efficiently than the private sector and since we created society basically so that we could haven nice things, letting purist philosophy stand in the way of that is self-destructive
2. Many people who claim to be libertarians are not anything close (see Paul, Ron/Rand) instead espousing a neo-confederate facade to hide their desire to oppress people on the local level.
3. Objectivists are a ceremonial dagger away from LaVeyan Satanism and many people conflate Objectivism with libertarianism.
2012-09-05 01:54:10 PM  
1 vote:

rico567: Vote for Robamney, vote for Oramna...these are just more people that don't see the problem.


Oh yeah? Well I'm going to start my own party! With blackjack! And hookers! In fact, forget the party and the blackjack!
2012-09-05 01:53:39 PM  
1 vote:
You can't fix stupid, especially when they make comments like:
"America is a business and should be run by a businessman," Simmons said.

While a government may have business-like qualities, the two are fundamentally different and should under no circumstances be run as if they are the same. Even a cursory look at the differences in their revenue streams should be enough for a reasonably intelligent person to understand this. Governments levy taxes to provide basic infrastructure, defense of their people and security of their resources. Businesses provide goods or services in an attempt to entice people to spend money at their establishment. A business's goal is to generate enough income turn a profit, or at the very least break even. A government's goal should be to levy only enough taxes to meet its obligations. While both systems involve the transfer of currency, the manner in which it occurs and the end objective are completely different.

If these bozos really think that the government should be run like a business, they should be forced to take it to its logical Bain Capital conclusion. Citizens are only afforded protections provided by the government so long as they are productive and contributing members of society starting at age 18 when they are no longer considered wards of their parents. This would require a complete restructuring of the current tax code to include the elimination of the income tax. In its place one would simply be assessed a yearly locallity tax calculated by the cost of government expenditure divided by the total population. The result is your yearly tax bill; pay it and you are considered productive and contributing, fail to pay it and you are cut off from all public services including fire and rescue services, police services and use of public roads. That way non-productive and therefore cost-loss elements of society would be eliminated and the government could continue to grow and care for the remaining positive-worth citizens.
2012-09-05 01:49:40 PM  
1 vote:
They forgot Marilyn Manson
2012-09-05 01:49:30 PM  
1 vote:
Shut up and sing!

/nowait, just shut up
//amidoingitrite?
2012-09-05 01:46:10 PM  
1 vote:
Some rich people vote Republican, film at eleven.
2012-09-05 01:44:35 PM  
1 vote:
An ass so big, it's pixelated!
Well kinda. sort of.
/sorry
sunsetintherearview.com
2012-09-05 01:42:47 PM  
1 vote:

Pants full of macaroni!!: Popper has said, "I was a bleeding-heart liberal, until I got a job"

THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS A LIBERAL WITH A JOB


It's true, we all work for the government, which we all know don't count as jobs.
2012-09-05 01:42:20 PM  
1 vote:

Tommy Moo: I'm considering voting for Romney myself, actually. Not because I want him to win the election, mind you. He doesn't have a chance in hell of winning the EC, and I live in a solid blue state anyway, so I figure the best thing I can do with my vote is to help Romney win the popular vote so Republicans will finally get on board with eliminating the damnable, stupid EC.


The Electoral College was once absolutely necessary, much like gas lights on street corners. It is also now antiquated and unnecessary, possibly even an affectation, much like gas lights on street corners.
2012-09-05 01:41:50 PM  
1 vote:
Popper has said, "I was a bleeding-heart liberal, until I got a job"

THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS A LIBERAL WITH A JOB
2012-09-05 01:34:22 PM  
1 vote:
BREAKING! BREAKING! Rich people (mostly old, white ones) couldn't give a toss about the rest of the country, and will vote for whomever promises to lower their taxes the most.

/you heard it here first
2012-09-05 01:34:20 PM  
1 vote:
Arlo Guthrie. He don't want a pickle.
2012-09-05 01:33:06 PM  
1 vote:

Happy Hours: The only one that surprises me is Arlo Guthrie. I either already knew the others leaned right or didn't have any preconceived notions about their political views.


Makes sense...kid who inherited most everything from his father...got into the same line of work as his father, but not even close to beign as good as his father was...sounds like the typical third-base-childbirth that these conservatives endure.
2012-09-05 01:32:51 PM  
1 vote:

Rapmaster2000: Popper has said, "I was a bleeding-heart liberal, until I got a job"[27] and describes himself as "a libertarian who is a Republican when pushed." Popper summed up his political position by saying "I believe in freedom for markets and freedom for individuals, so I guess that makes me a libertarian."

So, like all libertarians, he's a Republican that does drugs.


Worked for P.J. O'Rourke
2012-09-05 01:30:10 PM  
1 vote:
Popper has said, "I was a bleeding-heart liberal, until I got a job"[27] and describes himself as "a libertarian who is a Republican when pushed." Popper summed up his political position by saying "I believe in freedom for markets and freedom for individuals, so I guess that makes me a libertarian."

So, like all libertarians, he's a Republican that does drugs.
2012-09-05 01:30:06 PM  
1 vote:

Daveism: Define "not entirely batsh*t crazy"... Because I'm pretty sure Nicky Mange breaks that farking meter...


Isn't it great that at least some of the pop stars are genuine personalities and not fake, music industry created characters?
2012-09-05 01:28:37 PM  
1 vote:
sunsetintherearview.com

Voting for Romney...can't wait for him to give a speech on how having Nicki's booty on board relates him to the common folk.

/dat big fake ass
2012-09-05 01:27:46 PM  
1 vote:
Also, the best (re: most hilarious) quote from a musician about this election is from Dave Mustaine

In a February 2012 interview, Mustaine gave a statement supportive of the presidential campaign of former conservative Republican Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum: "You know, I think Santorum has some presidential qualities and I'm hoping that if it does come down to it, we'll see a Republican in the White House ... and that it's Rick Santorum."

/still makes me chuckle
2012-09-05 01:27:26 PM  
1 vote:

Cythraul: These celebrities who I respect as artists have changed my mind completely about voting for Obama. I will now cast my vote for Romney, since I am sure that these talented musicians could not possibly steer me wrong with their opinions.


Especially since they're talented. And musicians.
2012-09-05 01:25:57 PM  
1 vote:

North_Central_Positronics: Gene Simmons is my moral compass. I'll be voting for Romney now.


Who gives a rats ass about morality!? this is politics!!
2012-09-05 01:23:34 PM  
1 vote:

Johnson: I don't understand why the ones that say they are Libertarian are not endorsing Gary Johnson?


Because they've never heard of him.
2012-09-05 01:22:17 PM  
1 vote:

Spandau: Johnny Ramone is not voting for anyone. He's been dead since 2004.


GET YOUR FACTS OUT OF HERE!

/Wonder what Johnny thought of "My Brain Is Hanging Upside Down (Bonzo Goes to Bitburg)"
2012-09-05 01:21:01 PM  
1 vote:
Wow, mostly old rich white men....how surprising they're voting for Romney....
2012-09-05 01:20:51 PM  
1 vote:
No surprises there, and I wonder, does Arlo's guitar have a sticker that says, 'this machine kills commies?'
2012-09-05 01:20:01 PM  
1 vote:
Saw slideshow

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2012-09-05 01:19:27 PM  
1 vote:
Saw Minaj

Closed browser
2012-09-05 01:17:51 PM  
1 vote:
Not crazy, just stupid.
 
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