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(Rolling Stone)   Country music's strong ties to the NRA are ripping apart in the wake of the Vegas terror attack   ( rollingstone.com) divider line
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2017-10-06 11:02:17 AM  
62 votes:
"I didn't give two shiats who got hurt until it started affecting ME!"

- Every conservative ever
2017-10-06 09:54:51 AM  
34 votes:
Im doubtful anything meaningful will change.   Sorry to feel so pessimistic about it, but if dead children won't bring common sense to them, why would I expect it of them now.  Oh, and "What you're seeing with the country music community right now is that everybody is just laying low," says Don Cusic, professor of music industry history at Belmont University in Nashville. "They are stalling for time."

Stalling for time.   They are just waiting for the anger to calm down again, and it will be business as usual.
WGJ [TotalFark]
2017-10-06 11:13:15 AM  
25 votes:
This is not country.
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Just knock it off.
2017-10-06 09:44:37 AM  
19 votes:
Strong ties to being proud of being ignorant are hard to fade.
2017-10-06 02:11:59 PM  
14 votes:

varmitydog: Aye, a couple of weeks ago they were pooping all over country music for not taking a public stand condemning the redneck retard who ran over the confederate monument protesters in Richmond. No matter what happens they take the extreme liberal position


This just in: being anti-nazi is now an "extreme liberal position."
2017-10-06 12:55:27 PM  
14 votes:

ChicagoKev: It's Rolling Stone.  No agenda there, not like the publisher has literally had a hate on for the NRA since Lennon.


If there agenda is sensible gun laws then who cares.  What's your point?
2017-10-06 03:38:06 PM  
11 votes:

Contrabulous Flabtraption: AdmirableSnackbar: "I didn't give two shiats who got hurt until it started affecting ME!"

- Every conservative ever

Every person ever


Not really.  Some people have this thing called "empathy" and can get on board with stopping something wrong even if it doesn't affect them.

What you've done there is an attempt to normalize sociopathy.  Hopefully that wasn't your intent.
2017-10-06 11:29:11 AM  
11 votes:
If a walking pile of dogsh*t who killed a bunch of white kids didn't move folks, even some maniac shooting up Vegas isn't going to get them any further along.

Though, we might start to think about mental health care as being KIND of important now, and maybe that might be the better avenue, because then you're NOT going to get pushback from the NRA...
2017-10-06 12:25:08 PM  
10 votes:

AdmirableSnackbar: "I didn't give two shiats who got hurt until it started affecting ME!"

- Every conservative ever


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"Don't care, had abortion."
2017-10-06 10:35:54 AM  
9 votes:
It's going to take more than a little shooting to separate those shiat kickin' hicks from their toys.
2017-10-06 02:55:39 PM  
8 votes:
Whoa, whoa, whoa, everybody!  Lots of people getting worked up here.  Can't we all just agree on the main point of this article?  That Florida-Georgia Line look and sound like the douchiest of douchey bros that have ever douched.  This is something that can unite us all in the face of strife and despair.
2017-10-06 01:20:59 PM  
7 votes:

WGJ: This is not country.
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Just knock it off.


The same basic principle is at work here.

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2017-10-06 03:50:57 PM  
6 votes:

WGJ: This is not country.
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Just knock it off.


It's hip-hop for folks who hate black people
2017-10-06 12:49:29 PM  
6 votes:
It's Rolling Stone.  No agenda there, not like the publisher has literally had a hate on for the NRA since Lennon.
2017-10-06 12:22:25 PM  
6 votes:

hubiestubert: If a walking pile of dogsh*t who killed a bunch of rich white kids in hoity-toighty Connecticut didn't move folks, even some maniac shooting up Vegas isn't going to get them any further along.

Though, we might start to think about mental health care as being KIND of important now, and maybe that might be the better avenue, because then you're NOT going to get pushback from the NRA...


FTFY.  And that explains it, unfortunately.
2017-10-06 06:12:59 PM  
5 votes:
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The douchebro performing on stage during the Las Vegas massacre, total badass Jason Aldean, made gun culture a cornerstone of his early promotional vomit.
2017-10-06 03:05:15 PM  
5 votes:
I once saw a country act, Justin Moore, walk onstage under an NRA Country banner and open his show with a song called "Guns."
On the same freakin' day as the Sandy Hook shooting. Literally hours after the shooting.
Most offensive thing I've ever seen onstage (and I've been to a Yanni concert).
2017-10-06 01:03:52 PM  
5 votes:
There is no ideology in modern country. It's all manufactured image and they're basically pretty-boy bands and pop stars.  Whatever way the wind blows they will follow.
2017-10-06 12:47:03 PM  
5 votes:
Phhhh... whatever. In two months - TOPS - it'll be back to normal. They'll be back to selling a southern accent and "gee-tar" in pop music happily alongside the NRA for that peculiar American mythology/marketing ploy for dullards that is the yokel pride thing. The dummies eat that shiat up. Big moneymaker.

Probably even less than two months. I might be being optimistic there.
2017-10-06 05:02:50 PM  
4 votes:

Contrabulous Flabtraption: AdmirableSnackbar: Contrabulous Flabtraption: AdmirableSnackbar: "I didn't give two shiats who got hurt until it started affecting ME!"

- Every conservative ever

Every person ever

Not really.  Some people have this thing called "empathy" and can get on board with stopping something wrong even if it doesn't affect them.

What you've done there is an attempt to normalize sociopathy.  Hopefully that wasn't your intent.

So everyone who thinks differently than you about political and social issues is a sociopath. And that's what you mean by empathy. Got it.


You just made a statement saying no one in the world is capable of caring about something unless it affects them personally, disagreeing with something so obviously idiotic has nothing to do with politics.
2017-10-06 03:52:37 PM  
4 votes:
LOL, right. To repeat what others have said, if 20 dead children didn't do it, this won't.

This text is now purple: raerae1980: Sorry to feel so pessimistic about it, but if dead children won't bring common sense to them, why would I expect it of them now.

That's how the pro-life camp feels.


No, it isn't. What the anti-abortion idiots feel is unearned self-righteousness. Their deeply held beliefs about abortion were invented in the 1980s by Republican strategists.

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/slacktivist/2012/02/18/the-biblical-view​-​thats-younger-than-the-happy-meal/
2017-10-06 02:18:02 PM  
4 votes:

varmitydog: ChicagoKev: It's Rolling Stone. No agenda there, not like the publisher has literally had a hate on for the NRA since Lennon.

Aye, a couple of weeks ago they were pooping all over country music for not taking a public stand condemning the redneck retard who ran over the confederate monument protesters in Richmond. No matter what happens they take the extreme liberal position, point it at country music and attempt to insult them. It's gotten to be one of their go to articles.

It never gets old here on fark. Gives all the libtards a chance to go "derp derp derp, country music sucks, derp derp derp, their fans are all ignorant derp derp derp"


You are just prooving us right
2017-10-06 01:49:22 PM  
4 votes:

flynn80: hubiestubert: If a walking pile of dogsh*t who killed a bunch of white kids didn't move folks, even some maniac shooting up Vegas isn't going to get them any further along.

Though, we might start to think about mental health care as being KIND of important now, and maybe that might be the better avenue, because then you're NOT going to get pushback from the NRA...

People do think about mental health alright, but is about how to profit on it not about how to make it any better or keep the community safe.  All the SSRI drugs they have been passing out like candy can have the side effect of making people want to kill them selves and others for no real particular reason other than an uncontrollable urge.  Pharmaceutical companies have the money and media connections to not just push back but control the narrative.  You don't see ads for guns during every commercial break.


I see you got todays nra talking points. You forgot to blame Hollywood too.

"And I think we need to look at the broader conversation, and have a broader conversation, about a violent culture, about what has happened with gratuitous violence out of Hollywood, what's happened with prescription drugs."
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/nra-gun-violence-hollywood-fox-ne​w​s_us_59d6cb0be4b072637c430e4b?ncid=inblnkushpmg00000009
2017-10-06 12:57:32 PM  
4 votes:

AdmirableSnackbar: "I didn't give two shiats who got hurt until it started affecting ME!"

- Every conservative ever


This pretty much sums up the conservative philosophy. Nothing more to be said here.
2017-10-06 07:04:12 PM  
3 votes:

ChicagoKev: It's Rolling Stone.  No agenda there, not like the publisher has literally had a hate on for the NRA since Lennon.


Hmm...one of Jann Werner's friends, who was a beloved, talented musician was killed senselessly by a mentally ill person with gun.

Nope, can't see why he would carry a grudge towards the gun lobby.
2017-10-06 03:05:25 PM  
3 votes:

AdmirableSnackbar: "I didn't give two shiats who got hurt until it started affecting ME!"

- Every conservative ever


Every person ever
2017-10-06 02:29:31 PM  
3 votes:

IlGreven: disco ball: RosevilleDan: I was wondering what happened to these guys----dun' gone country.

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Who are these assholes? Johnny Cash is rolling in his grave.

Johnny Cash covered a Nine Inch Nails song. Your argument is invalid.


Those guys are no Trent Reznor.
2017-10-06 02:10:23 PM  
3 votes:
ChicagoKev: It's Rolling Stone. No agenda there, not like the publisher has literally had a hate on for the NRA since Lennon.

Aye, a couple of weeks ago they were pooping all over country music for not taking a public stand condemning the redneck retard who ran over the confederate monument protesters in Richmond. No matter what happens they take the extreme liberal position, point it at country music and attempt to insult them. It's gotten to be one of their go to articles.

It never gets old here on fark. Gives all the libtards a chance to go "derp derp derp, country music sucks, derp derp derp, their fans are all ignorant derp derp derp"
2017-10-06 01:22:36 PM  
3 votes:

AdmirableSnackbar: "I didn't give two shiats who got hurt until it started affecting ME!"

- Every conservative ever


I doubt any of those artists would have had this epiphany, had Paddock followed his initial plan of shooting Lollapalooza.

/and how the heck does my phone's autocorrect knows the word Lollapalooza?
2017-10-06 01:18:49 PM  
3 votes:

AdmirableSnackbar: "I didn't give two shiats who got hurt until it started affecting ME!"

- Every conservative ever


Well, some people are just thick-headed that way. The truly dense ones that refuse to change their beliefs even after it does affect them are the ones we need to shoot into the sun.
2017-10-06 11:04:58 AM  
3 votes:

AdmirableSnackbar: "I didn't give two shiats who got hurt until it started affecting ME!"

- Every conservative ever


I think we're done here
2017-10-06 03:04:26 PM  
2 votes:
Hell, if I was at a country "music" concert & somebody shot me Id thank em for putting me out of my misery
2017-10-06 02:24:17 PM  
2 votes:

IlGreven: disco ball: RosevilleDan: I was wondering what happened to these guys----dun' gone country.

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Who are these assholes? Johnny Cash is rolling in his grave.

Johnny Cash covered a Nine Inch Nails song. Your argument is invalid.


So's yours. NIN wrote a blues song.
2017-10-06 12:56:37 PM  
2 votes:
This is like the corporation CEO suddenly deciding to fly the rainbow flag on the company flagpole when his 22 year old son comes out.
2017-10-06 12:52:21 PM  
2 votes:

WGJ: This is not country.
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Just knock it off.


They must spend a lot of time on their knees.
2017-10-06 12:22:50 PM  
2 votes:
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2017-10-06 07:15:14 PM  
1 vote:

Valacirca: Contrabulous Flabtraption: AdmirableSnackbar: Contrabulous Flabtraption: AdmirableSnackbar: "I didn't give two shiats who got hurt until it started affecting ME!"

- Every conservative ever

Every person ever

Not really.  Some people have this thing called "empathy" and can get on board with stopping something wrong even if it doesn't affect them.

What you've done there is an attempt to normalize sociopathy.  Hopefully that wasn't your intent.

So everyone who thinks differently than you about political and social issues is a sociopath. And that's what you mean by empathy. Got it.

You just made a statement saying no one in the world is capable of caring about something unless it affects them personally, disagreeing with something so obviously idiotic has nothing to do with politics.


I think he intended to say that all human beings, at one time or another, have trouble relating to something until something happens to them or a loved one. Not all the time.  Sometimes, we're all guilty of it, however.
2017-10-06 04:08:09 PM  
1 vote:

Contrabulous Flabtraption: AdmirableSnackbar: "I didn't give two shiats who got hurt until it started affecting ME!"

- Every conservative ever

Every person ever


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2017-10-06 02:22:59 PM  
1 vote:

disco ball: RosevilleDan: I was wondering what happened to these guys----dun' gone country.

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Who are these assholes? Johnny Cash is rolling in his grave.


So is Lead Belly.
2017-10-06 02:21:03 PM  
1 vote:

raerae1980: Sorry to feel so pessimistic about it, but if dead children won't bring common sense to them, why would I expect it of them now.


That's how the pro-life camp feels.
2017-10-06 02:16:49 PM  
1 vote:

Nastinka: ChicagoKev: It's Rolling Stone.  No agenda there, not like the publisher has literally had a hate on for the NRA since Lennon.

If there agenda is sensible gun laws then who cares.  What's your point?


It might get in the way of his toys
2017-10-06 02:06:44 PM  
1 vote:

E_Henry_Thripshaws_Disease: just throw in a gun rack, and that right there is a coupla new country songs, y'all


What a gun rack may look like

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2017-10-06 01:42:19 PM  
1 vote:
"Blackberry Smoke and Sunny Sweeney"

Country music acts or Harry Potter universe candy flavors?
2017-10-06 01:13:31 PM  
1 vote:

RosevilleDan: I was wondering what happened to these guys----dun' gone country.

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Who are these assholes? Johnny Cash is rolling in his grave.
2017-10-06 12:41:47 PM  
1 vote:
I was wondering what happened to these guys----dun' gone country.

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2017-10-06 12:40:40 PM  
1 vote:
The performers in country music have always trended more liberal (or moderate, at least) than the fan base.
2017-10-06 10:54:07 AM  
1 vote:
They'll get over it
 
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