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Thu Sep 20, 2012, 10:42 PM

Eddie Vedder takes issue with Romney comments

Source: AP

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) Pearl Jam front man Eddie Vedder isn't singing Republican Mitt Romney's praises.

Vedder said during a Thursday performance at a fundraiser for President Barack Obama that he was upset by Romney's caught-on-tape comments from last spring that 47 percent of Americans consider themselves victims and entitled to government help.

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Vedder told the audience that he struggled as a young man and credited a government training program with helping him learn the skills he needed to become a security guard in San Diego, a job that helped support his rock 'n roll ambitions.

"It was that job that allowed me to also afford the guitars and tape recorder and microphones I needed to let me afford keep working on music," he said. "It was also the job I reluctantly left to move up to Seattle for less pay, in order to join a band. It all worked out."

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Read more: http://www.keprtv.com/news/entertainment/Eddie-Vedder-takes-issue-with-Romney-comments-170607976.html

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Reply Eddie Vedder takes issue with Romney comments (Original post)
highplainsdem Sep 2012 OP
KT2000 Sep 2012 #1
Aristus Sep 2012 #2
Heather MC Sep 2012 #3
Aristus Sep 2012 #5
jonthebru Sep 2012 #4
DollarBillHines Sep 2012 #6
CaliforniaPeggy Sep 2012 #7
DollarBillHines Sep 2012 #11
Control-Z Sep 2012 #13
KT2000 Sep 2012 #9
calimary Sep 2012 #12
DollarBillHines Sep 2012 #17
calimary Sep 2012 #19
Blue_In_AK Sep 2012 #14
Odin2005 Sep 2012 #8
NYC Liberal Sep 2012 #10
Norrin Radd Sep 2012 #15
AllyCat Sep 2012 #16
Kolesar Sep 2012 #18
Adenoid_Hynkel Sep 2012 #20

Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Thu Sep 20, 2012, 11:06 PM

1. I'll say it worked out!

We have many Job Corp young people in our community. If they are lucky enough to land a position at the local tribe's medical clinic they are on their way. They start out as nursing assistants and usually leave to attend college with specific goals in mind - becoming RNs and then PAs. I credit a doctor in that clinic for the time he spends mentoring the young people.

Not everyone starts on first base - that does not make them moochers or worthless - if a program helps them to first base.

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Thu Sep 20, 2012, 11:24 PM

2. My brother knows Eddie Vedder personally.

He says Vedder is the real deal. Very down to Earth, humble, ferociously progressive, and a very nice guy.

That's good to know. I'm a fan...

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Response to Aristus (Reply #2)

Fri Sep 21, 2012, 12:27 AM

3. i just think he is hot and makes great music. Well worth the Gov'ment investment

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Response to Heather MC (Reply #3)

Fri Sep 21, 2012, 12:31 AM

5. "Rise" sounds like something that Woodie Guthrie might have written.

Or that might have been created due to a WPA grant back in the 30's.

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Fri Sep 21, 2012, 12:29 AM

4. Look in the dictionary under "Authentic."

Eddie Vedder's picture is there.

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Fri Sep 21, 2012, 12:39 AM

6. I just joined this group.

Does this reply even register?

This is a test, as I am really low-tech.

Dollar Bill

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Response to DollarBillHines (Reply #6)

Fri Sep 21, 2012, 12:47 AM

7. Welcome to DU, DollarBillHines!

Your reply did indeed register!

And you passed the test...

I hope you will enjoy being here.....We're glad you found us!

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Reply #7)

Fri Sep 21, 2012, 01:08 AM

11. Thank you, Ma'am...

I hope to hang around...

DollarBill

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Response to DollarBillHines (Reply #11)

Fri Sep 21, 2012, 01:22 AM

13. Welcome, DollarBillHines!

We're always happy to have another democrat hanging around DU.

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Response to DollarBillHines (Reply #6)

Fri Sep 21, 2012, 12:54 AM

9. Yes - you register

I am low tech too so I get that.

This site is really easy to navigate though, and plenty of people to help you find things.

Welcome

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Response to DollarBillHines (Reply #6)

Fri Sep 21, 2012, 01:16 AM

12. Hey DollarBillHines, Welcome to DU!

Glad you're here and we need your help - to make sure we keep Obama in the Oval Office for another four years!





Now get to work.

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Response to calimary (Reply #12)

Fri Sep 21, 2012, 02:23 AM

17. Whoa..... I was screwing around...

and I tried to reply to you.

I suppose I hit the wrong thing and it tried to "Ignore" you.

What the heck is that?

I am new to this, but is "Ignore" a consistent option?

Or, did I just hit some random key? I am quite capable of same...

DB

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Response to DollarBillHines (Reply #17)

Fri Sep 21, 2012, 04:37 PM

19. No worries. It took me ages to figure out some of the fine points.

Twenty-eight-thousand-and-some posts and I STILL don't know a bunch of stuff.

I think you can un-ignore. Go to your inbox and there are multiple options to select that help you do stuff in there. When I'm not sure, that's where I start looking. But now since they upgraded DU, there's a "Welcome and Help" page that may assist as well.



Oh yeah, and btw - you evidently did succeed in replying. 'Cause I had something to reply to, here!

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Response to DollarBillHines (Reply #6)

Fri Sep 21, 2012, 01:25 AM

14. Welcome, $$Bill.

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Fri Sep 21, 2012, 12:49 AM

8. Love Vedder, K&R.

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Fri Sep 21, 2012, 01:04 AM

10. The thing about Romney's comments is that most people can relate -- even people who have money now.

This is just one example of many. Aside from people who are in a bad spot right now, even many people who aren't have been there. A lot of people weren't born into wealth and have been there, and they remember what it was like -- even rich people.

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Fri Sep 21, 2012, 01:26 AM

15. kr

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Fri Sep 21, 2012, 01:40 AM

16. The cons on FB are saying that this kind of assistance doesn't count

Because Vedder pulled himself up with that help and no longer "needs" it. They are saying the same thing about Moby's statement this week. It's all the people who don't succeed after that help that are the problem. So if you get gubmint assistance for something and do not make your millions, you are the 47%.

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Fri Sep 21, 2012, 05:26 AM

18. "GOPs lie and say they're in love with him"

They nominated Romney-man

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Fri Sep 21, 2012, 04:44 PM

20. I grew up idolizing that guy in the early 90s

And it makes me happy to know he's still as cool as ever:

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