Mellencamp: It's Time to Take Back Our Country

Discussion in 'Politics & Current Events' started by Mel Brennan, Oct 23, 2003.

  1. Mel Brennan

    Mel Brennan PLANITARCHIS' BANE

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    Apr 8, 2002
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    Here:

    ...The song "To Washington" was met with criticism and was labeled an anti-war song. That was not at all the case or intention; it was merely a report of the political climate, in the age-old tradition of the troubadour spreading the news through song and story. Professionally, we, the Mellencamps, have the opportunity to travel extensively, and we take full advantage of that by talking to, listening to, and experiencing the diversity our vast country has to offer. The lyrics of "To Washington" are not just a personal opinion, but also the view from a very wide horizon.

    Who is to say what is or isn't "patriotic?" Do the flags that wave from every minivan really offer any support? Where is the support for the thousands of service men and women who return to the states to see their benefits cut, their health problems ignored, their jobs gone and their families living in poverty? How are they repaid for their efforts; for risking or losing their lives? So far, dismally.

    This nation was founded to enable freedom and diversity of opinion, and many lives have been lost to secure that liberty. Paradoxically, some still resist the open mindedness that is the very foundation of this country.

    The Governor of California was removed from office based on finance troubles. And yet George W Bush has lied to us, failed to keep our own borders secure, entered a war under false pretense, endangered lives, and created financial chaos. How is it that he hasn't been recalled? Perhaps this time we could even have a real election . . . but that wouldn't fit the Bush administration's "take what you want and fire people later" policy. Take an election; take an oil field; take advantage of your own people -- a game of political Three-Card Monte.

    The fight for freedom in this country has been long, painful, and ongoing. It is time to take back our country. Take it back from political agendas, corporate greed and overall manipulation. It is time to take action here in our land, in our own schools, neighborhoods, farms, and businesses. We have been lied to and terrorized by our own government, and it is time to take action. Now is the time to come together.
     
  2. DoyleG

    DoyleG Moderator
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    We support you all the way.

    Sincerly,

    Nobody
     
  3. Cascarino's Pizzeria

    Apr 29, 2001
    New Jersey, USA
    "Terrorized" is a strong word. I can't think of anyone who's been terrorized by the govt. Especially a pampered rock star reading from a press release written by someone else.

    Smoke another carton you corny, black-lunged, no talent.
     
  4. dfb547490

    dfb547490 New Member

    Feb 9, 2000
    The Heights
    Well, for starters, there's nothing in the US Constitution that provides for recalling a President. Idiot.
     
  5. Garcia

    Garcia Member

    Dec 14, 1999
    Castro Castro
    He lied to me in the 80s when he told me he was John Cougar and a cool guy.

    It turns out that he is named John Mellancamp and from Indiana. Nobody from Indiana is cool. It is a law or something.
     
  6. dfb547490

    dfb547490 New Member

    Feb 9, 2000
    The Heights
    What about Dave Letterman?
     
  7. Garcia

    Garcia Member

    Dec 14, 1999
    Castro Castro
    What about him?

    Another dork from Indiana.
    He used to do the freaking weather on local TV!
     
  8. GringoTex

    GringoTex Member

    Aug 22, 2001
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    Never thought I'd see the day when a black guy had to prop up Mellencamp against some white trash and a Peruvian restauranter.

    My world's turned upside down or somethin.
     
  9. Cascarino's Pizzeria

    Apr 29, 2001
    New Jersey, USA
    I heard him do a version of "Jack & Diane" while sucking oxygen through a tube. Good stuff.
     
  10. mannyfreshstunna

    mannyfreshstunna New Member

    Feb 7, 2003
    Naperville, no less
    And got fired for complimenting a former tropical storm that made it to hurricane status.
     
  11. CrewDust

    CrewDust Member

    May 6, 1999
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    Ole' John needs to fix IU football before anything else.
     
  12. csc7

    csc7 New Member

    Jul 3, 2002
    DC
    god i love letterman
     
  13. bostonsoccermdl

    bostonsoccermdl Moderator
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    Apr 3, 2002
    Denver, CO
    priceless!

    almost as good as Mel preaching to himself in the rubber room..
     
  14. MLSNHTOWN

    MLSNHTOWN Member+

    Oct 27, 1999
    Houston, TX
    The only difference between Republicans and Democrats is that the Republicans don't really care if everyone knows that they are whores for big business.

    If someone is advocating a viable third party (even if it is this jackass) I am all for it. But I assume by "taking back" the government, he means that he is a democrat. Which means in the end he is just wanting a return to the under the table/in some buddhist temple/steal our nuclear secrets money grubbing whore rather than the corporate america has its *#*#*#*# right up our ass money grubbing whores that we currently have in office. There are very few "democrats" with principles anymore.
     
  15. Matt in the Hat

    Matt in the Hat Moderator
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    The Jackson 5 were from Gary, Indiana
     
  16. Eric B

    Eric B Member

    Feb 21, 2000
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    Yeah, but that's practically Chicago anyway. It's like calling El Paso a part of Texas...
     
  17. mannyfreshstunna

    mannyfreshstunna New Member

    Feb 7, 2003
    Naperville, no less
    NEW YORK CITY??????

    Sorry, i had to.
     
  18. afgrijselijkheid

    Dec 29, 2002
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    Re: Re: Mellencamp: It's Time to Take Back Our Country

    i'd think he was trying to make a point and not actually suggesting a presidential recall
     
  19. Daksims

    Daksims New Member

    Jun 27, 2001
    Colorado
    Re: Re: Re: Mellencamp: It's Time to Take Back Our Country

    He may well have been which proves he needs to stay out of politics and focus on his non-political songwriting.
     
  20. bostonsoccermdl

    bostonsoccermdl Moderator
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    Apr 3, 2002
    Denver, CO
    Re: Re: Re: Re: Mellencamp: It's Time to Take Back Our Country

    wouldnt it be nice if they all did....
     
  21. DoyleG

    DoyleG Moderator
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    The guy should just go back into hiding in his pink house. :D
     
  22. Karl K

    Karl K Member

    Oct 25, 1999
    Suburban Chicago
    THIS from a guy whose record label is a division of Sony.

    Sigh.

    For those of you out there who think hypocrisy is THE worst failing of all -- and I know there are many of you -- here, ladies and gentlemen, is your poster boy.
     
  23. champmanager

    champmanager Member

    Dec 13, 2001
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    Yea, he should dump sony and live in a van down by the river.
    Then I'm sure you'd respect him.
     
  24. Karl K

    Karl K Member

    Oct 25, 1999
    Suburban Chicago
    Hoo boy...do you get it?

    Apparently not.

    HE'S the one saying 'corporate greed', not me.

    OTHER'S, largely of a leftist stripe, are elevating hypocrisy as a terrible failing, not me.

    Of course, this inability to process information logically, and the invariable inclination to imprint their own sensibility on any situation, dooms the vast majority of leftists to marginality and insignificance.
     
  25. Michael K.

    Michael K. Member

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    And here, ladies and gentlemen, is your poster boy.
     

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