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Mon Mar 18, 2013, 05:27 PM

Michelle Shocked makes shocking statement.

Source: Dangerous Minds

Michelle Shocked committed career suicide last night at a club appearance in San Francisco. The “Texas troubadour” displayed some red state intolerance when she announced from the stage that “God hates fags.” Apparently the former skateboard punk wasn’t kidding.

Michelle Shocked, known for living up to her surname, cleared out San Francisco club Yoshi’s last night, and shut down the venue, after she went on an anti-gay tirade, which she summed up by saying, ”You can go on Twitter and say ‘Michelle Shocked says God hates fags.’”

And they did.

Yes, according to folks who were there – and Twitter – she really did say this – in San Francisco of all places!


Read more: http://dangerousminds.net/comments/michelle_shocked_makes_shocking_statement_god_hates_fags



Yowza. I had no idea Michelle Shocked was a homophobic RWNJ. I learn something new every day.

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Reply Michelle Shocked makes shocking statement. (Original post)
Berlin Expat Mar 2013 OP
Cooley Hurd Mar 2013 #1
PolitFreak Mar 2013 #68
iamthebandfanman Mar 2013 #2
n2doc Mar 2013 #3
groundloop Mar 2013 #4
Nevernose Mar 2013 #7
alp227 Mar 2013 #18
Warpy Mar 2013 #33
Berlin Expat Mar 2013 #5
Saviolo Mar 2013 #6
KamaAina Mar 2013 #8
Saviolo Mar 2013 #23
maxsolomon Mar 2013 #9
Berlin Expat Mar 2013 #14
maxsolomon Mar 2013 #15
Adenoid_Hynkel Mar 2013 #38
maxsolomon Mar 2013 #72
KamaAina Mar 2013 #10
sweetloukillbot Mar 2013 #12
NRaleighLiberal Mar 2013 #11
Adenoid_Hynkel Mar 2013 #13
alp227 Mar 2013 #19
mpcamb Mar 2013 #22
sweetloukillbot Mar 2013 #16
DonCoquixote Mar 2013 #30
JackRiddler Mar 2013 #32
Adenoid_Hynkel Mar 2013 #37
Tom Ripley Mar 2013 #17
Warren DeMontague Mar 2013 #20
DonCoquixote Mar 2013 #28
Arugula Latte Mar 2013 #29
alfredo Mar 2013 #44
Jamastiene Mar 2013 #60
Warren DeMontague Mar 2013 #61
eilen Mar 2013 #21
DFW Mar 2013 #24
Blue_In_AK Mar 2013 #48
intheflow Mar 2013 #53
Blue_In_AK Mar 2013 #56
Ken Burch Mar 2013 #67
Blue_In_AK Mar 2013 #71
Ken Burch Mar 2013 #74
FreeBC Mar 2013 #25
intheflow Mar 2013 #54
DonCoquixote Mar 2013 #26
chervilant Mar 2013 #27
babydollhead Mar 2013 #31
cate94 Mar 2013 #34
Adenoid_Hynkel Mar 2013 #40
waddirum Mar 2013 #51
intheflow Mar 2013 #55
Cha Mar 2013 #35
Crepuscular Mar 2013 #36
OnyxCollie Mar 2013 #39
Ken Burch Mar 2013 #43
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SemperEadem Mar 2013 #41
Ken Burch Mar 2013 #42
Beacool Mar 2013 #45
AsahinaKimi Mar 2013 #62
Politicub Mar 2013 #46
Red Mountain Mar 2013 #47
lonestarnot Mar 2013 #50
bench scientist Mar 2013 #52
intheflow Mar 2013 #57
blkmusclmachine Mar 2013 #58
AngryOldDem Mar 2013 #70
Adenoid_Hynkel Mar 2013 #59
Ken Burch Mar 2013 #65
AsahinaKimi Mar 2013 #63
Ken Burch Mar 2013 #64
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Catherina Mar 2013 #73
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Response to Berlin Expat (Original post)

Mon Mar 18, 2013, 05:29 PM

1. She was a Suzanne Vega wannabe. Now, she's nothing.

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Response to Cooley Hurd (Reply #1)

Tue Mar 19, 2013, 05:35 AM

68. She always was

 

Zilch!

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Response to Berlin Expat (Original post)

Mon Mar 18, 2013, 05:31 PM

2. sounds like shes just

a wannabe famous person trying to get attention anyway she can...
hence why she told people to spread it..

yeah wow what a rebel :p

what a joke :p

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Response to Berlin Expat (Original post)

Mon Mar 18, 2013, 05:33 PM

3. Last time she will be welcome there.

I guess she can open for the Nuge in the future.

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Response to Berlin Expat (Original post)

Mon Mar 18, 2013, 05:35 PM

4. Michelle who?????

Seriously, I've never heard of this person. (And apparently I haven't been missing much.)

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Response to groundloop (Reply #4)

Mon Mar 18, 2013, 05:38 PM

7. She had a very minor alt-music career

Twenty years ago.

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Response to groundloop (Reply #4)

Mon Mar 18, 2013, 05:55 PM

18. you might have heard her songs on the Mike Malloy Show

bumper music like "Russian Roulette" 12:00 in this video

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Response to groundloop (Reply #4)

Mon Mar 18, 2013, 06:47 PM

33. She was a moderate phenom in the 80s

when it seemed like the rest of the country had fallen into line behind Reagan and his crew. I haven't listened to her album in many ages, although I think I still have it somewhere.

I think she was likely hammered. Booze is not a reliable high for doing your best on stage, sometimes it degenerates you into a caricature.

I do know she's in the Amen Corner in some wingnut church these days, which is where the rant came from. A stint in rehab followed by a different drug to prep for shows might deodorize her. Then again, maybe this is who she is now.

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Response to Berlin Expat (Original post)

Mon Mar 18, 2013, 05:35 PM

5. I hadn't thought about her

since the late eighties or thereabouts.

Hell, I didn't even know she was still active as a performer.

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Response to Berlin Expat (Original post)

Mon Mar 18, 2013, 05:37 PM

6. At Yoshi's!

What a legendary venue to disrespect in that way!

I saw Stanley Turrentine and Freddie Hubbard play some stunning jazz there back in the day. This was about two months before Turrentine's death. Sad to see someone disrespecting a place with such a history of great music with such hateful bile.

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Response to Saviolo (Reply #6)

Mon Mar 18, 2013, 05:40 PM

8. This is the new Yoshi's in SF

not the original in Oakland. Even that has moved to somewhat swankier Jack London Square.

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Response to KamaAina (Reply #8)

Mon Mar 18, 2013, 06:01 PM

23. Ahhh, I see

That name still carries a bit of the musical history with it. Legendary acts and musicians, etc... seems a shame she used it as a desperate plea for attention.

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Response to Berlin Expat (Original post)

Mon Mar 18, 2013, 05:42 PM

9. There's undoubtedly more to this

Reminds me of the Elvis Costello/Bonnie Bramlett confrontation, wherein Elvis called Ray Charles the N-word because he was trying to provoke Ms. Bramlett during an argument. And he was drunk.

Saying "God Hates Fags", quoting Rev. Phelps onstage in SF? Her track record earns the benefit of my doubt, though it appears she now attends an evangelical church in LA.

And seriously, if you've never heard of her, get out more.

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Response to maxsolomon (Reply #9)

Mon Mar 18, 2013, 05:50 PM

14. I remeber her from the late 80s

but I actually didn't know she was still an active performer. I thought she'd retired or gone into producing or something.

I came across this interesting article as well.

http://music.yahoo.com/blogs/stop-the-presses/folk-legend-incites-mass-walkout-anti-gay-speech-195312874.html

I didn't know she went to a fundamentalist church. As I recall from the late 80s, her music struck me as fairly left-wing.

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Response to Berlin Expat (Reply #14)

Mon Mar 18, 2013, 05:51 PM

15. Bob Dylan was a fundie for a few years.

It sucked.

But we all seem to have gotten over that.

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Response to maxsolomon (Reply #9)

Mon Mar 18, 2013, 07:25 PM

38. Her past is irrelevant - I dont think there's much to doubt here

She was pretty explicit in letting us know she's a fundie bigot now.

"When they stop Prop 8 and force priests at gunpoint to marry gays, it will be the downfall of civilization and Jesus will come back," she said.

http://ebar.com/news/article.php?sec=news&article=68602

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Response to Adenoid_Hynkel (Reply #38)

Tue Mar 19, 2013, 02:30 PM

72. Well, she WANTS Jesus to come back, so it sounds like she's in favor of it, then!

I kid.

She's not Catholic, WTF does she care about Priests?

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Response to Berlin Expat (Original post)

Mon Mar 18, 2013, 05:43 PM

10. Want to be shocked some more?

Several other people you've heard of go to her fundie church in L.A. Like Stevie. And Denzel.

http://www.democraticunderground.com/?com=view_post&forum=1002&pid=2530050

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Response to KamaAina (Reply #10)

Mon Mar 18, 2013, 05:48 PM

12. She might not be learning her hate at her church

I know nothing of that church, but I've never heard Stevie Wonder preach hate - quite the opposite actually. Just because she goes to that church doesn't mean that's where she's picking up her bigotry. I've gone to several very liberal churches with very open and affirming attitudes towards homosexuality that had right-wing nutjobs amongst the congregation.

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Response to Berlin Expat (Original post)

Mon Mar 18, 2013, 05:46 PM

11. mediocre talent at best...her 15 minutes ended quickly - until now....

so I can now have no regard for her as a person, as well as an artist.

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Response to Berlin Expat (Original post)

Mon Mar 18, 2013, 05:49 PM

13. I saw her perform once at an Amy Goodman event in 2003

I thought she was left-leaning

weird

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Response to Adenoid_Hynkel (Reply #13)

Mon Mar 18, 2013, 05:58 PM

19. I guess it's time for Mike Malloy to stop playing her music in bumpers

see my reply 18.

Shocked duped EVERYONE even Malloy and Goodman

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Response to Adenoid_Hynkel (Reply #13)

Mon Mar 18, 2013, 06:00 PM

22. "thought she was left-leaning..."

Me, too.

She spent a lot of time and energy on the Occupy Wall Street Movement.


This seems at odds with where her politics usually are.

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Response to Berlin Expat (Original post)

Mon Mar 18, 2013, 05:52 PM

16. Not necessarily RW, but definitely NJ

She was big in Occupy LA apparently. And she's always been a big anarcho-socialist. But apparently since she found Jesus she's also turned into a big homophobe.
Some things I'm reading make it sound like she may be having mental health issues also. Either way, I'm, um, shocked, by this.
Kudos to the club owner for denouncing her, apologizing and offering refunds.

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Response to sweetloukillbot (Reply #16)

Mon Mar 18, 2013, 06:16 PM

30. Like some of us were saying

back when Rand Paul was scoring genuine points against Obama, just because someone agrees with you on some things does not mean they are not a right wing not job you need to keep away from power. Also, right wing nuts will always team with each other, rather than us, because deep down, they always hated us.

Imagine Michelle at Occupy Wall Street,walking right past gay rights activists, some of whom thought she was a comrade in arms, and who would have given her whatever little food or blankets needed. For her to do this is a sellout worthy of Thirty pieces of Silver.

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Response to sweetloukillbot (Reply #16)

Mon Mar 18, 2013, 06:36 PM

32. Ah, conversion, I see.

So fucked up. She was so moderately cool in the 1980s.

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Response to sweetloukillbot (Reply #16)

Mon Mar 18, 2013, 07:23 PM

37. Occupy drew nutjobs like flies to shit

The infantile obsession with purity and refusal to have any sort of organizational structure or message allowed the movement to get flooded with kooks.
Our local Occupy turned into a birther/troofer Ron Paul haven, and was last in the headlines here for organizing a rightwing gun nut rally, where they said Obama is 'a tyrant' for trying to take yer shotguns away and stuff.

So it's no surprise that the now-rightwing Michelle would be there.

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Response to Berlin Expat (Original post)

Mon Mar 18, 2013, 05:53 PM

17. She became a pentecostal fundy years ago

ans apparently remains one

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Response to Berlin Expat (Original post)

Mon Mar 18, 2013, 05:59 PM

20. Seriously? Pah. What an ass.

Even if this was some postmodern andy kaufman shtick, she'd be an ass- but I suspect it isn't, so she's even more an ass.

Well, I have the perfect man for her.

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Response to Warren DeMontague (Reply #20)

Mon Mar 18, 2013, 06:12 PM

28. noooo

because stupid people tend to BREED. We do not need any spawn of these two!

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Response to Warren DeMontague (Reply #20)

Mon Mar 18, 2013, 06:14 PM

29. She's probably 38 years too old for his preference.

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Response to Warren DeMontague (Reply #20)

Mon Mar 18, 2013, 08:05 PM

44. She's over 16 years, she's too old for him.

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Response to Warren DeMontague (Reply #20)

Tue Mar 19, 2013, 02:18 AM

60. She is not a child.

Pedophile Ted Nugent would not be interested in her. He only likes little girls.

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Response to Jamastiene (Reply #60)

Tue Mar 19, 2013, 02:49 AM

61. okay, yuck.

that is a blanket all-purpose yuck that applies to all the other replies saying basically the same thing.

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Response to Berlin Expat (Original post)

Mon Mar 18, 2013, 06:00 PM

21. Sounds like a candidate for rotten tomatoes. nt

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Response to Berlin Expat (Original post)

Mon Mar 18, 2013, 06:07 PM

24. She should have stayed with (and in ) Anchorage n/t

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Response to DFW (Reply #24)

Mon Mar 18, 2013, 09:21 PM

48. It wasn't Michelle who was anchored down in Anchorage,

it was her friend. We've already got enough RWNJ's in our fair city, thank you. Michelle should just stay in New York or wherever she's from.

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Response to Blue_In_AK (Reply #48)

Mon Mar 18, 2013, 11:52 PM

53. She's from the Dallas-Fort Worth area.

So kind of ironic DFW is saying she's from Anchorage.

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Response to intheflow (Reply #53)

Tue Mar 19, 2013, 12:05 AM

56. Indeed.

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Response to Blue_In_AK (Reply #48)

Tue Mar 19, 2013, 05:30 AM

67. They'd love her in Wasilla, though-right, Blue?

n/t.

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Response to Ken Burch (Reply #67)

Tue Mar 19, 2013, 01:16 PM

71. Yeah, you're probably right.

She'd fit right in out there. It must be something in the water.

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Response to Blue_In_AK (Reply #71)

Tue Mar 19, 2013, 04:29 PM

74. ...runoff from the meth labs, maybe?

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Response to Berlin Expat (Original post)

Mon Mar 18, 2013, 06:08 PM

25. That doesn't sound like something Jesus would have done.

 

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Response to FreeBC (Reply #25)

Mon Mar 18, 2013, 11:56 PM

54. John 8:7 directly preaches against this.

"This" being sitting in judgement of someone's sexual activity. It's the story of when Jesus saved an adultress from being stoned to death by saying, "You who is without sin may cast the first stone." He dispersed the crowd that way, by pointing out they were all sinners. Exactly the opposite of why Michelle's crowd dispersed last night as they all rightly pronounced her the sinner. Jesus Fail, Michelle!

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Response to Berlin Expat (Original post)

Mon Mar 18, 2013, 06:11 PM

26. Ah, so good old Captain Swing has gone to the Dark Side

Well, do not be surprised if Fox news makes her a heroine.

Going right wing is the last refuge of the washed up. To think, she sang one of the best songs on the "dead man Walking" soundtrack. I wonder if she understands that she has made her bed with the sorts of people that wanted to put her at the end of a rope back in her heyday.

Go to Hell Michelle.

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Response to Berlin Expat (Original post)

Mon Mar 18, 2013, 06:11 PM

27. Well ...

There goes the one Michelle Shocked CD I own -- relegated to the trash.

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Response to Berlin Expat (Original post)

Mon Mar 18, 2013, 06:19 PM

31. GOD HATES FACTS

that is what I hear from that statement.

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Response to Berlin Expat (Original post)

Mon Mar 18, 2013, 07:04 PM

34. How sad for her

to feel such hatred. How sad for her to destroy her career because of her hate.

Evanston, IL canceled her show because of her rant. Not too smart on her part.

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Response to cate94 (Reply #34)

Mon Mar 18, 2013, 07:46 PM

40. So did Portland and Eugene

http://www.oregonlive.com/music/index.ssf/2013/03/next_months_michelle_shocked_s.html

She really just pissed off her fanbase, who always figured she was a leftist.

I wonder what her old pal Jello Biafra has to say about this?

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Response to cate94 (Reply #34)

Mon Mar 18, 2013, 10:49 PM

51. I was going to go to the show at SPACE

Bummer that she turned out to be a bigot. I always assumed she was gay-friendly, but now I know.

Talk about career suicide. Like taking a dump in the salad bar.

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Response to cate94 (Reply #34)

Tue Mar 19, 2013, 12:00 AM

55. eTown cancelled her May show, too.

Thankfully. I think eTown would lose 98% of their audience if she took to their stage and started espousing this crap.

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Response to Berlin Expat (Original post)

Mon Mar 18, 2013, 07:14 PM

35. But loves assholes like herself? n/m

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Response to Berlin Expat (Original post)

Mon Mar 18, 2013, 07:18 PM

36. Infected

The god virus strikes again.

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Response to Berlin Expat (Original post)

Mon Mar 18, 2013, 07:35 PM

39. I thought Michelle Shocked was gay. nt

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Response to OnyxCollie (Reply #39)

Mon Mar 18, 2013, 08:01 PM

43. I guess she's a self-loathing gay.

Maybe she just figured any press is good press.

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Response to OnyxCollie (Reply #39)

Mon Mar 18, 2013, 10:33 PM

49. She's apparently entered a born-again Christian self-loathing stage

Sad. So unnecessary.

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Response to Berlin Expat (Original post)

Mon Mar 18, 2013, 07:46 PM

41. I'm glad I followed my first mind years ago and never got into her music.

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Response to Berlin Expat (Original post)

Mon Mar 18, 2013, 07:58 PM

42. Next week, she'll be playing Branson...with Victoria Jackson as her opening act.



What the hell happened to this woman?

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Response to Berlin Expat (Original post)

Mon Mar 18, 2013, 08:31 PM

45. I have no idea who this woman is, but screw her!!!

Hateful and ignorant is no way to go through life.

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Response to Beacool (Reply #45)

Tue Mar 19, 2013, 02:52 AM

62. Agree

The fact she came to this City, by the bay and performed this, shows how much of a vile hater she is. Lets hope she never returns to San Francisco ever again.

What the hell is it with people who just feel free that they can spew their vile hatred of others, just so they can make themselves feel justified by it. Its too bad they can't turn that hate on themselves, and leave the rest of us in peace.

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Response to Berlin Expat (Original post)

Mon Mar 18, 2013, 08:52 PM

46. Who? I don't think she was popular - just liked by a small niche, maybe

I'm not certain I've actually heard of her. It sounds like a pretty generic punk name from the 80's, and I kinda-sorta think I've heard of her. Or maybe not.

It's kind of like someone who sees a beverage named CitriFizz in an article. It sounds like something in the sugary-drink genre that 7up, Sprite and Albertson's Citrus Sling occupy, so it's reasonable to think that you have heard of it.

Seriously - Citrus Sling. What does that even mean?

This is how I think of this weird homophobic singer. She's CitriFiz. Kinda sounds like a punk rocker you've heard of (zomg she has Shock in her name! Like electricity gone CRAZY!), but have you really?



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Response to Berlin Expat (Original post)

Mon Mar 18, 2013, 08:54 PM

47. Saw her go after the crowd years ago.....

at a music festival near Asheville, NC. She was playing music from her album that followed the Arkansas Traveler release. She asked for requests from the audience and when somebody suggested something from Arkansas Traveler. She went on a pretty nasty tirade about dirty hippies or something.

It was odd.

The crowd didn't really react. They were far better behaved than she was.

Haven't liked her much since then.

She has issues way beyond her current outburst.

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Response to Berlin Expat (Original post)

Mon Mar 18, 2013, 10:40 PM

50. Just another idjit!

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Response to Berlin Expat (Original post)

Mon Mar 18, 2013, 10:55 PM

52. she has a documented history of mental health issues

http://www.nndb.com/people/409/000102103/
I hope she gets the help she needs.
No one should be that hateful.
Not excusable by any means, but likely coming from some very deep personal pain.

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Response to bench scientist (Reply #52)

Tue Mar 19, 2013, 12:05 AM

57. That's an interesting website.

I'd never heard of it before. Also an interesting quote, though it's not attributed to any source. Still, quite bizarre if she actually said it.

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Response to Berlin Expat (Original post)

Tue Mar 19, 2013, 01:46 AM

58. YAY! More from the "Jesus hates you" crowd.

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Response to blkmusclmachine (Reply #58)

Tue Mar 19, 2013, 05:38 AM

70. He sure has a lot of spokespeople, doesn't he? n/t

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Response to Berlin Expat (Original post)

Tue Mar 19, 2013, 02:08 AM

59. Janis Ian's take:

via Facebook

To people who keep asking me to comment on Michelle Shocked's virulent onstage attack on gay people, here it is:

Well, that's too bad. As a performer with 45 years of shows behind me, I've had walk-outs when I sang about interracial couples, and when I sang about AIDS, and walkouts more recently when I sang about gay marriage. I am the first to argue that I have a right to sing and speak about those things on stage, just as the audience has the right to walk out, object to the management, and ask for their money back if they feel deceived.

Our country is in large part founded on the concept of free speech - the right to speak your mind politically and socially. But there is a huge difference between "Free speech" and "Hate speech." It is sad when a talented person chooses to use that talent in the service of their own misplaced rage, and their disappointment in their own life.

I often wonder if people like this die and meet God, who will smack them upside the head and say "Did I really LOOK like I needed your help?!"

And isn't it odd to see someone who was so woman-identified turn a 360 degree like this?

Then again, 'Hell hath no fury...'"

Janis Ian

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Response to Adenoid_Hynkel (Reply #59)

Tue Mar 19, 2013, 04:37 AM

65. The last line in Janis Ian's post is rather interesting: "then again, 'Hell hath no fury... ' "

Could this freakout of Shocked's be a result of some woman dumping her?

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Response to Berlin Expat (Original post)

Tue Mar 19, 2013, 03:04 AM

63. Yoshi's Responds

WE AT YOSHI'S SF DO NOT & WILL NOT EVER TOLERATE THE TYPE OF BIGOTRY & HATRED EXHIBITED LAST NIGHT BY @MShocked SHE WILL NEVER BE BACK.

https://twitter.com/yoshisSF_OAK/status/313751592811778049

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Response to AsahinaKimi (Reply #63)

Tue Mar 19, 2013, 04:28 AM

64. Good on them

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Response to Berlin Expat (Original post)

Tue Mar 19, 2013, 05:28 AM

66. I wonder how soon George Takei will have a response to this.

Takei's at his best at these moments.

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Response to Berlin Expat (Original post)

Tue Mar 19, 2013, 05:37 AM

69. I was surprised to hear that Michelle Shocked still had a career.

Not that it's going anywhere, anymore

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Response to AngryOldDem (Reply #69)

Tue Mar 19, 2013, 02:39 PM

73. Not that I follow her but she was big into Occupy London

and gave them a lot of support

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Response to Berlin Expat (Original post)

Tue Mar 19, 2013, 05:06 PM

75. Hey Michelle, the GOP is looking for some "fresh" talent

and I use that term loosely...

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