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(Daily Mail)   Green Day's Billie Joe Armstrong announces he plans to no longer be an American Idiot   (dailymail.co.uk) divider line
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2022-06-26 5:53:35 PM  
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2022-06-26 6:51:17 PM  
You know, if an entire band can't just come out and say they're from Moraga or wherever...heck, Journey more or less admit to roots in Contra Costa County.

Oh, I don't mean to sound like I care.  Pop-punk is oxymoronic at best as far as I'm concerned.
 
2022-06-26 7:54:05 PM  
Well.....bye.
 
2022-06-26 7:54:53 PM  
What a nimrod.
 
2022-06-26 7:55:50 PM  
He didn't start he fire...
 
2022-06-26 7:57:21 PM  
I thought he was already from England?
 
2022-06-26 8:02:06 PM  
Who was the Boston comedian who joked that he didn't want to become.an expatriate because he didn't want to transition from being a critic of American foreign policy to a victim of it?
 
2022-06-26 8:02:13 PM  
I would do the same if I had the means that he has. This country is pathetic.
 
2022-06-26 8:04:52 PM  
I hope he has the time of his life.
 
2022-06-26 8:06:04 PM  

king of vegas: I would do the same if I had the means that he has. This country is pathetic.


Yep.  If I could move into a new job tomorrow in another country and bring my family I'd do it in a heartbeat.
 
2022-06-26 8:11:31 PM  

wildsnowllama: king of vegas: I would do the same if I had the means that he has. This country is pathetic.

Yep.  If I could move into a new job tomorrow in another country and bring my family I'd do it in a heartbeat.


What do you do?

Some countries will help you if your skill is in demand (cough Canada).
 
2022-06-26 8:12:25 PM  

shabu: Who was the Boston comedian who joked that he didn't want to become.an expatriate because he didn't want to transition from being a critic of American foreign policy to a victim of it?


I want to say Bill Burr but can't be 100%
 
2022-06-26 8:17:41 PM  
Considerably fewer people have been fleeing the country than have been fleeing California, New York, and Illinois.
 
2022-06-26 8:20:07 PM  
It's kind of the wrong thing to do, for the right reasons.    The reverse of the usual.
 
2022-06-26 8:22:49 PM  
Such talk! This is what happens when you let representatives from California have the floor.
 
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2022-06-26 8:24:13 PM  
Way to make it about yourself, dude.
 
2022-06-26 8:27:05 PM  

JolobinSmokin: I hope he has the time of his life.


Good Riddance.
 
2022-06-26 8:28:19 PM  

Breaker Moran: You know, if an entire band can't just come out and say they're from Moraga or wherever...heck, Journey more or less admit to roots in Contra Costa County.
Oh, I don't mean to sound like I care.  Pop-punk is oxymoronic at best as far as I'm concerned.


A friend was an early fan & has their original 7-inch that was bundled with all this "Live At Leeds" style correspondence from A+R guys with G.D.'s hand-written salty rebukes declaring their disgust at major label punk & how they'll never sell out...
 
2022-06-26 8:31:29 PM  
Enjoy your lump sum payment to the IRS. Make sure you're a citizen elsewhere first or you might be farked. Good luck getting a Visa to play in the U.S. Whichever regime is in power here, they may just be petty enough not to let a foreigner in the U.S.
 
2022-06-26 8:46:16 PM  
Pour your touring Broadway show money into at risk races.

If state rights are the new paradigm, then talk about local races or you're talking shiate.
 
2022-06-26 8:47:05 PM  

wildsnowllama: king of vegas: I would do the same if I had the means that he has. This country is pathetic.

Yep.  If I could move into a new job tomorrow in another country and bring my family I'd do it in a heartbeat.


pretty sure the taliban is hiring

/you're wife and kids will adjust
 
2022-06-26 8:47:13 PM  
Like, on one hand I get the sentiment, but on the other hand you're Billie Mostly Irrelevant. Let me know when somebody of any pop culture significance decides to do this. There'd be actual press and attention on this if it was Beyoncé.
 
2022-06-26 8:48:41 PM  
As this is the Daily Mail I now doubt the existence of Billie Joe, punk & the concept of complaining.
 
2022-06-26 8:50:11 PM  

Not_Todd: Considerably fewer people have been fleeing the country than have been fleeing California, New York, and Illinois.


Leaving Illinois is so tempting, but our families are here/grandparents want to see the kids and all that.

I'm naively hoping Illinois being abortion friendly might pull in more people from the Midwest; but I doubt it.

Sigh. We should probably just move and see family once a year. Meh
 
2022-06-26 8:57:06 PM  

HideAndGoFarkYourself: Like, on one hand I get the sentiment, but on the other hand you're Billie Mostly Irrelevant. Let me know when somebody of any pop culture significance decides to do this. There'd be actual press and attention on this if it was Beyoncé.


Hasn't Barbra Streisand claimed she was going to do this about six times now?
 
2022-06-26 8:57:37 PM  
I've come to realize that I'm one of those rare Farkers who doesn't have an irrational, seething hatred for Green Day.
 
2022-06-26 8:57:57 PM  

king of vegas: I would do the same if I had the means that he has. This country is pathetic.


Abdicate already
 
2022-06-26 9:00:08 PM  
lol

us overturns roe
dipshiat singer doesnt want to live there and moves to uk
uk has stricter abortion laws than us
profit?
 
2022-06-26 9:10:56 PM  
The world is a sick machine, breeding a mass of shiat.
 
2022-06-26 9:14:12 PM  
I sort of dislike this. giving up your right to vote doesn't seem like a good way to fix things.
 
2022-06-26 9:17:17 PM  

WhippingBoi: I've come to realize that I'm one of those rare Farkers who doesn't have an irrational, seething hatred for Green Day.


My headphone-blasting-coding music of choice.
 
2022-06-26 9:27:26 PM  

Spego: The world is a sick machine, breeding a mass of shiat.


I'm trying to go off memory right now, the follow up lyric is something like:

With such a desolate conclusion
fill the void...something...don't care?

/Haven't listened to insomniac recently
//its their last good album
 
2022-06-26 9:36:14 PM  
A lot of patriots here are upset that he has the talent and resources to live where ever he wants.
 
2022-06-26 9:38:56 PM  

wildsnowllama: king of vegas: I would do the same if I had the means that he has. This country is pathetic.

Yep.  If I could move into a new job tomorrow in another country and bring my family I'd do it in a heartbeat.


I've come to think of national citizenship kind of like a gang affiliation...you're usually shoved into one at a young age, and switching to another isn't like signing up for a library card...
 
2022-06-26 9:41:30 PM  

phedex: Spego: The world is a sick machine, breeding a mass of shiat.

I'm trying to go off memory right now, the follow up lyric is something like:

With such a desolate conclusion
fill the void...something...don't care?

/Haven't listened to insomniac recently
//its their last good album


ive been trying to start a cover band called Insomniacs for about fifteen years. we would just play the album in its entirety and jump off stage. apparently it takes more than a dookie pedal and substance abuse problems.
 
2022-06-26 9:43:18 PM  

TorontoTonto: wildsnowllama: king of vegas: I would do the same if I had the means that he has. This country is pathetic.

Yep.  If I could move into a new job tomorrow in another country and bring my family I'd do it in a heartbeat.

What do you do?

Some countries will help you if your skill is in demand (cough Canada).


A lot of countries don't WANT Americans right now. Even if you work for a large multi-national corp. they are putting up hurdles to keep Americans out. After dump and the pandemic, they don't have much respect for this country or its citizens anymore.
 
2022-06-26 9:51:16 PM  

petec: wildsnowllama: king of vegas: I would do the same if I had the means that he has. This country is pathetic.

Yep.  If I could move into a new job tomorrow in another country and bring my family I'd do it in a heartbeat.

pretty sure the taliban is hiring

/you're wife and kids will adjust


But enough about the Republican Party...
 
2022-06-26 9:55:23 PM  

OhioUGrad: TorontoTonto: wildsnowllama: king of vegas: I would do the same if I had the means that he has. This country is pathetic.

Yep.  If I could move into a new job tomorrow in another country and bring my family I'd do it in a heartbeat.

What do you do?

Some countries will help you if your skill is in demand (cough Canada).

A lot of countries don't WANT Americans right now. Even if you work for a large multi-national corp. they are putting up hurdles to keep Americans out. After dump and the pandemic, they don't have much respect for this country or its citizens anymore.


A lot of countries want people who are willing to fight, perhaps even die, for noble progressive ideals. Not people who will flee to a "better place"  because it's easier than fighting for what you believe in.
 
2022-06-26 9:55:33 PM  
I was wondering when he'd come around.
 
2022-06-26 10:09:23 PM  
New Zealand is nice, except for the massive quakes
 
2022-06-26 10:17:36 PM  

melfunction: A lot of patriots here are upset that he has the talent and resources to live where ever he wants.


Let's keep things in perspective...yes, it takes some minimum amount of resources to relocate outside of the US.

But also, it's not that hard. I did it for years and I'm a nobody. And I've never once had any American I've ever told this to show any signs of anger or being upset.

People are probably more upset because...

1 - He sounds entirely insincere. The UK is very restrictive on abortion, and without Roe V Wade, individual states decide. Lots of states in the US have more favorable pro-choice laws than the UK. Including the state he was already in.

2 - The UK has been moving hard in the same direction as the US.

3 - Renouncing US citizenship is a lengthy process. Maybe he can fast track it, but historically very very few people actually go through with it. The first step would be obtaining citizenship somewhere else. To my knowledge he is not a UK citizen and there is a whole process just for that. The US won't let you be stateless. Lots of celebs promised to do so when Trump won. Almost none did.

4 - For the people that agree with his sentiment, but want to fix the US... They see this as cowardice. Dude is rich and famous. He lives in CA. He and his family has zero worry about getting abortions if they want them. Poor people in red states won't. He could be a powerful voice for change. At the very very very least, he could remain a US citizen and vote. Hell, he could effortlessly establish his residence in a red/swing state and vote accordingly, while have millions and traveling all over and whatever what.

Personally, I think he is lying and will retain US citizenship.
 
2022-06-26 10:20:14 PM  

phoenixdan: Enjoy your lump sum payment to the IRS. Make sure you're a citizen elsewhere first or you might be farked. Good luck getting a Visa to play in the U.S. Whichever regime is in power here, they may just be petty enough not to let a foreigner in the U.S.


Co-founder of Facebook Brazilian-born Eduardo Saverin moved to Singapore after he renounced his US citizenship, and his subsequent application for a visa to the US was rejected.
 
2022-06-26 10:20:44 PM  

melfunction: A lot of patriots here are upset that he has the talent and resources to live where ever he wants.


I think we're just sick of celebrities grandstanding and never following through.
 
2022-06-26 10:26:35 PM  

OhioUGrad: TorontoTonto: wildsnowllama: king of vegas: I would do the same if I had the means that he has. This country is pathetic.

Yep.  If I could move into a new job tomorrow in another country and bring my family I'd do it in a heartbeat.

What do you do?

Some countries will help you if your skill is in demand (cough Canada).

A lot of countries don't WANT Americans right now. Even if you work for a large multi-national corp. they are putting up hurdles to keep Americans out. After dump and the pandemic, they don't have much respect for this country or its citizens anymore.


Cool...then they no longer need our foreign aid.
 
2022-06-26 10:36:44 PM  
This makes "real murrikins" happy.   They want fewer voters, not more.
 
2022-06-26 10:38:03 PM  

The_Sponge: OhioUGrad: TorontoTonto: wildsnowllama: king of vegas: I would do the same if I had the means that he has. This country is pathetic.

Yep.  If I could move into a new job tomorrow in another country and bring my family I'd do it in a heartbeat.

What do you do?

Some countries will help you if your skill is in demand (cough Canada).

A lot of countries don't WANT Americans right now. Even if you work for a large multi-national corp. they are putting up hurdles to keep Americans out. After dump and the pandemic, they don't have much respect for this country or its citizens anymore.

Cool...then they no longer need our foreign aid.


Oh no. The countries that get foreign aid from the Yanks will gladly take as many American citizens as they can supply. I hear Botswana is lovely this time of year.
 
2022-06-26 10:43:06 PM  

scooterstrats: Well.....bye.


Ditto.
 
2022-06-26 10:44:47 PM  
He will be back within a few years.
 
2022-06-26 11:02:16 PM  
Lol, what a bunch of kid rock fans
 
2022-06-26 11:09:45 PM  
I can understand his frustration. I have a feeling that the talk about a portion will blow over in a week or two when the next big political controversy comes up.
 
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