Bruce Springsteen asks for Bush to be impeached

Discussion in 'Politics & Current Events' started by MetroFever, Oct 2, 2003.

  1. MetroFever

    MetroFever Member

    Jun 3, 2001
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    New York Red Bulls
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    Croatia
    The nearly three-hour open-air performance started at 8:30 p.m. with a recording of President Bush talking about the war on Iraq. Springsteen encouraged fans to sing along to "Waitin' on a Sunny Day," and got a little political, saying, "A little louder if you want to impeach the President."

    http://www.nydailynews.com/10-02-2003/news/gossip/story/122896p-110354c.html

    Springsteen, who has called for President Bush's impeachment in several recent interviews, sang "Souls of the Departed," which refers to U.S. soldiers in Iraq.

    http://www.nypost.com/news/regionalnews/7113.htm

    Much more harsher rhetoric than the summer shows he did at Giants Stadium. Are the walls caving in on Bush, when the Boss asks you to step down?
     
  2. superdave

    superdave Member+

    Jul 14, 1999
    VB, VA
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    DC United
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    United States
    If he's really the "Boss," why can't he just fire Bush? :)
     
  3. Dante

    Dante Moderator
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    Nov 19, 1998
    Binghamton, NY
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    Juventus FC
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    United States
    Oh wow, a musician who wants the President to be impeached, let me know when I should start caring....
     
  4. GringoTex

    GringoTex Member

    Aug 22, 2001
    1301 miles de Texas
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    Tottenham Hotspur FC
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    Bolivia
    I wish somebody would impeach Springsteen.
     
  5. NSlander

    NSlander Member

    Feb 28, 2000
    LA CA
    Dude, at least try.
     
  6. Norsk Troll

    Norsk Troll Member+

    Sep 7, 2000
    Central NJ
    Would that make Clarence Clemmons the "Boss"?
     
  7. obie

    obie New Member

    Nov 18, 1998
    NY, NY
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    New York Red Bulls
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    United States
    Totally, totally, totally out of context.

    For this entire tour, Bruce has had what he calls a "public service announcement" where he calls on both sides of aisle to come clean on why we went to war. It is generally a non-partisan rant, where he says that spreading misinformation in wartime has been a problem under both Democratic and Republican administrations, but it doesn't matter which party does it because when young men & women die from it, it's wrong. It has not been a controversial part of the show.

    Anyhow, in Buffalo last week, he gives the same speech, and some reviewer complained about the speech, saying that Bruce was calling for the impeachment of the President. Fans who were at the show said that Bruce never mentioned impeachment, or anything like that. Nobody knows what show the reviewer attended if he really heard that.

    So, last night, Bruce made a blatant "impeach Bush" remark that was clearly meant as a joke. The band started laughing at it. Take from it what you will.

    Bruce is on the record as a Democrat and I don't think he has any love for Bush, but where the Post gets the idea that Bruce "has called for President Bush's impeachment in several recent interviews" is beyond me - especially considering that Bruce gives interviews about as much as Axis Alex admits he's wrong. That reviewer and the Buffalo guy must be friends or something.
     
  8. GringoTex

    GringoTex Member

    Aug 22, 2001
    1301 miles de Texas
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    Tottenham Hotspur FC
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    Bolivia
    Why? The Boss hasn't put forth a real effort in 25 years. I've never seen a "legend" get more mileage out of less music.
     
  9. argentine soccer fan

    Staff Member

    Jan 18, 2001
    San Francisco Bay Area
    Club:
    CA Boca Juniors
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    Argentina
    Impeachment? I have seen this movie before. I know how it ends. Lets change the channel before we waste any more of our valuable time.

    PS: I am cool with Springsteen. He is an excellent musician and he can say whatever he wants. But I hope what Obie says is true. I hope he didn't sink to that level.
     
  10. DoctorJones24

    DoctorJones24 Member

    Aug 26, 1999
    OH
    Embarrassing how wrong you are on all this. If anything, he's gotten better in the last dozen years.
     
  11. SoFla Metro

    SoFla Metro Member

    Jul 21, 2000
    Ft. Lauderdale, FL
    The same day Arnold Schwarzenegger becomes Governor of California




    ;)
     
  12. Stogey23

    Stogey23 Member+

    Dec 12, 1998
    San Diego, CA
    Bruce wants to be Eddie Vedder when he grows up.
     
  13. GringoTex

    GringoTex Member

    Aug 22, 2001
    1301 miles de Texas
    Club:
    Tottenham Hotspur FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Bolivia
    Now he plays old man crymeariver feelgood ditties.

    And if you don't like it, we can step outside to the Movies, TV and Music forum.
     
  14. Dante

    Dante Moderator
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    Nov 19, 1998
    Binghamton, NY
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    Juventus FC
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    United States
    Hey, I agree!
     
  15. ElJefe

    ElJefe Moderator
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    Feb 16, 1999
    Colorful Colorado
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    FC Dallas
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    United States
    Dear GringoTex,

    You're damn right.

    Love,
    The Rolling Stones
     
  16. Scotty

    Scotty Member+

    Dec 15, 1999
    Campania
    And Eddie Vedder wants to be Ian MacKaye when he grows up.
     
  17. SoFla Metro

    SoFla Metro Member

    Jul 21, 2000
    Ft. Lauderdale, FL
    I know. And I give you more leeway because of your sig ;)
     
  18. Cascarino's Pizzeria

    Apr 29, 2001
    New Jersey, USA
    Just think. People thought we were Stones ripoffs once. Now we're just Aerosmith ripoffs.

    Yours truly,

    Aerosmith
     

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