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phleshdef Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-02-10 07:11 PM
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56. Pop stars do not have a duty to shaft fans because they live in Republican hell.
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  -Lady Gaga ignores boycott, plays Phoenix concert. cbdo2007  Aug-02-10 02:24 PM   #0 
  - I am not much of a fan of her music, but...  WillParkinson   Aug-02-10 02:26 PM   #1 
  - I've got respect for Lady Gaga.  backscatter712   Aug-02-10 02:27 PM   #2 
  - Especially when it means that she can go forward and profit while others  Uncle_Gunnysack   Aug-02-10 09:04 PM   #76 
     - Exactly...  WCGreen   Aug-02-10 10:09 PM   #86 
        - Yep! Support the queers and the immigrants, as long as it helps your bottom line.  PanoramaIsland   Aug-03-10 12:08 AM   #109 
           - DING DING DING! PanoramaIsland, you're our grand prize winner!  rocktivity   Aug-03-10 07:56 AM   #113 
  - $$$$$$  mitchum   Aug-02-10 02:28 PM   #3 
  - Yep. n/t  EFerrari   Aug-02-10 02:35 PM   #7 
  - She's just prefabulous!  mitchum   Aug-02-10 03:57 PM   #30 
  - Noooez, that can't be, she's totally an artist! Just like Pink!  superduperfarleft   Aug-02-10 03:13 PM   #25 
  - I really did laugh out loud  mitchum   Aug-02-10 03:56 PM   #29 
  - +10  cherokeeprogressive   Aug-02-10 08:38 PM   #70 
  - 100% correct  Berserker   Aug-02-10 09:52 PM   #82 
  - Money??? LOL  mr_liberal   Aug-02-10 10:59 PM   #92 
     - +1  Fearless   Aug-02-10 11:43 PM   #100 
     - The chick who portrays Lady Gaga isn't keeping those bazillion dollars that are rolling in...  mitchum   Aug-02-10 11:52 PM   #103 
  - I'm all for positive thinking, but that's kind of a goofy rant.  Warren DeMontague   Aug-02-10 02:28 PM   #4 
  - She was calling for protests.  Webster Green   Aug-02-10 02:41 PM   #13 
     - Protests are for the little monsters.  MilesColtrane   Aug-02-10 10:27 PM   #88 
        - Is there some point there, or are you just riffing?  Webster Green   Aug-03-10 10:26 AM   #118 
  - It's nice that she's speaking out, but...  pinboy3niner   Aug-02-10 02:33 PM   #5 
  - I prefer what these guys are doing...  sweetloukillbot   Aug-02-10 02:59 PM   #19 
  - No kidding. I thought strength came through solidarity. I guess Madonna 2.0 is above that.  ChimpersMcSmirkers   Aug-02-10 06:30 PM   #52 
  - Good for her for addressing it. I've had mixed feelings about the boycott.  Brickbat   Aug-02-10 02:33 PM   #6 
  - A boycott is a personal decision  CreekDog   Aug-02-10 02:35 PM   #8 
  - Good point....and a protest in Hollywood is hardly going to reach the people who  cbdo2007   Aug-02-10 02:38 PM   #11 
  - yes and no to that...remember, the boycott of AZ by professional sports b/c of MLK holiday issue  CreekDog   Aug-02-10 02:42 PM   #14 
  - Thank you, thank you, thank you--how quickly we forget. The boycotts DID work  blondeatlast   Aug-02-10 04:52 PM   #42 
  - That was my initial thought as well, but the show in H-Wood is a benefit  sweetloukillbot   Aug-02-10 03:00 PM   #21 
  - Sound Strike has quite a few prominent artists  pinboy3niner   Aug-03-10 02:08 AM   #111 
  - How would everyone react if Toby Keith said and did the same thing....  WCGreen   Aug-02-10 10:10 PM   #87 
  - She's still supporting AZ with her $$$. nt  Deep13   Aug-02-10 02:35 PM   #9 
  - Howzat? Seems more like she's still accepting $$$ from AZ'ans . . .  snot   Aug-02-10 02:38 PM   #10 
  - Isn't that the same thing?  Deep13   Aug-02-10 06:29 PM   #51 
     - I have a pasty Swiss-German complexion,  PSzymeczek   Aug-02-10 08:50 PM   #73 
  - Pop stars are not freaking obligated to take a political stand on anything.  phleshdef   Aug-02-10 02:53 PM   #17 
  - Yes, she is free to give her concert and she is free to take criticism for it. n/t  EFerrari   Aug-02-10 04:02 PM   #33 
  - Criticizing someone over something like that is pretentious, arrogant bullshit.  phleshdef   Aug-02-10 04:06 PM   #34 
     - Well, no. Criticizing someone for not honoring a boycott  EFerrari   Aug-02-10 04:17 PM   #35 
     - It might as well be. You are judging someone that didn't do anything wrong to anyone...  phleshdef   Aug-02-10 04:45 PM   #40 
        - +1  Kajsa   Aug-02-10 05:07 PM   #46 
        - Oh, baloney. Some of the most effective activists on the left  EFerrari   Aug-02-10 09:30 PM   #77 
        - that's what politics is about. you don't like it, too bad.  Hannah Bell   Aug-03-10 02:12 AM   #112 
        - Just curious  rpannier   Aug-03-10 08:01 AM   #114 
  - "...a god damn activist."  Deep13   Aug-02-10 06:35 PM   #53 
  - Pop stars do not have a duty to shaft fans because they live in Republican hell.  phleshdef   Aug-02-10 07:11 PM   #56 
  - maybe not for you, but many many would disagree  fascisthunter   Aug-02-10 08:32 PM   #65 
  - Yah and Queen played Sun city  Johonny   Aug-02-10 08:35 PM   #68 
  - I'm not a big fan of boycotts.  DaughterOfBilitis   Aug-02-10 02:39 PM   #12 
  - The boycott was lifted after the court injunction  txlibdem   Aug-02-10 02:49 PM   #15 
  - thank you ! n/t  upi402   Aug-02-10 02:51 PM   #16 
  - ROFFPNMFPLMFAO!  xultar   Aug-02-10 02:56 PM   #18 
  - The boycott wasn't 'lifted'  pinboy3niner   Aug-02-10 03:06 PM   #22 
  - Actually that is one person that spoke out, the boycott has not been "lifted"  Bluebear   Aug-02-10 03:38 PM   #28 
  - No, it was only Raul. The boycott is still one. n/t  EFerrari   Aug-02-10 04:00 PM   #32 
  - Raul Grijalva isn't a senator....He's a rep.  marmar   Aug-02-10 04:20 PM   #37 
  - Grijalva is a Representative. Just sayin'. nt  blondeatlast   Aug-02-10 04:53 PM   #43 
  - Boycotts can be "lifted" through court injunctions?  Canuckistanian   Aug-02-10 09:39 PM   #81 
  - This is better than Elton John who basically told the pro-Freedom people to fuck themselves. n/t  Ian David   Aug-02-10 03:00 PM   #20 
  - I have no objection to her choice of tactics. She spoke out against it, that's what counts.  Unvanguard   Aug-02-10 03:09 PM   #23 
  - Alejandro, Alejandro, Alejandro,  PBS Poll-435   Aug-02-10 03:12 PM   #24 
  - I'm so glad only R's live in AZ and a boycott only hurts them.  Saturday   Aug-02-10 03:17 PM   #26 
  - Since the most unconstitutional parts of the law are NOT in effect  rocktivity   Aug-02-10 03:28 PM   #27 
  - AZ Dems did not start the boycott. It's unclear whether the Dem leadership  EFerrari   Aug-02-10 03:59 PM   #31 
     - Actually,m they clearly DID NOT support the boycott.  blondeatlast   Aug-02-10 04:56 PM   #44 
     - The AZ Dem I mentioned is Rep. Ral M. Grijalva  rocktivity   Aug-02-10 08:02 PM   #61 
        - Right. He said something right after the verdict.  EFerrari   Aug-02-10 08:24 PM   #63 
           - He's been a good guy  PSzymeczek   Aug-02-10 08:53 PM   #75 
              - How rare are people like that. Tom Ammiano is like that in San Francisco.  EFerrari   Aug-02-10 09:35 PM   #78 
  - Actions speak louder than words, GaGa.....  marmar   Aug-02-10 04:19 PM   #36 
  - She is an entertainer, people! lol She sings and dances as a career.  closeupready   Aug-02-10 04:23 PM   #38 
  - Sure. If you don't support the boycott.  EFerrari   Aug-02-10 05:33 PM   #47 
  - Maybe someone needs to explain to her how a boycott works.  AtomicKitten   Aug-02-10 04:26 PM   #39 
  - "You really think us dumb pop stars are going to collapse the Arizona economy?"  blondeatlast   Aug-02-10 04:50 PM   #41 
  - I really thik the dumbest pop stars will make weak excuses not to boycott. n/t  Orsino   Aug-02-10 06:39 PM   #54 
  - She's blonde, doesn't wear pants, and will not be subjected to SB 1070.  political_Dem   Aug-02-10 05:04 PM   #45 
  - At least the text shows that she spoke out against this  JonLP24   Aug-02-10 05:41 PM   #48 
  - So what? I care as much about gaga as I do about Spears, Lohan, Kardashian.....  cleanhippie   Aug-02-10 05:43 PM   #49 
  - how do you peaceably and actively protest if there is no disobedience, no consequences?  NuttyFluffers   Aug-02-10 06:23 PM   #50 
  - Hasn't Arizona suffered enough?  Starbucks Anarchist   Aug-02-10 07:05 PM   #55 
  - FTW!  EFerrari   Aug-02-10 07:28 PM   #57 
  - Hey, GooGoo  MilesColtrane   Aug-02-10 07:31 PM   #58 
  - Who? Should I know who this person is?  RetroLounge   Aug-02-10 07:33 PM   #59 
  - piano mostly, I think  anarch   Aug-02-10 08:32 PM   #66 
  - Thanks for the link  RetroLounge   Aug-02-10 08:34 PM   #67 
  - LOL  anarch   Aug-02-10 08:36 PM   #69 
  - Here's Lady Gag-Up selling out her "serious musician" roots  rocktivity   Aug-03-10 08:04 AM   #115 
  - You tell me.  Behind the Aegis   Aug-02-10 08:44 PM   #71 
     - That type of activism is because she's a third rate Hag Act...  mitchum   Aug-02-10 09:36 PM   #79 
     - I'll take a "thrid rate (fag) Hag" over some of the gay rights "activists" at this site!  Behind the Aegis   Aug-02-10 11:18 PM   #93 
        - That is obvious  mitchum   Aug-02-10 11:27 PM   #95 
           - Bet you are a raving fan, aren't ya?  Behind the Aegis   Aug-02-10 11:35 PM   #97 
              - There are t-shirts???!!!  mitchum   Aug-02-10 11:44 PM   #101 
                 - Seems you have over-estimated yourself. How surprising.  Behind the Aegis   Aug-02-10 11:45 PM   #102 
                    - Really? It appears that I can almost always bait you.  mitchum   Aug-02-10 11:54 PM   #104 
                       - And the fact remains, a cigar is sometimes nothing but a cigar.  Behind the Aegis   Aug-02-10 11:56 PM   #105 
                          - Stringing cliches together hardly constitutes a riposte...  mitchum   Aug-03-10 12:01 AM   #107 
                             - Cigars are interesting things; in dreams they can represent other things.  Behind the Aegis   Aug-03-10 12:05 AM   #108 
     - yes, being photographed wearing a strap-on is 'activism'  BakedAtAMileHigh   Aug-03-10 08:10 AM   #117 
  - Does this mean DU will finally stop trying to convince people  Codeine   Aug-02-10 07:38 PM   #60 
  - Her stuff may be too deep for you.  Webster Green   Aug-03-10 10:44 AM   #119 
  - She didn't ignore it; she addressed it.  Withywindle   Aug-02-10 08:17 PM   #62 
  - That is how I feel about it  JonLP24   Aug-02-10 08:30 PM   #64 
     - Yeah!  Withywindle   Aug-02-10 08:46 PM   #72 
        - Yeah...give me a call when her output equals that of George Clinton  mitchum   Aug-02-10 09:38 PM   #80 
           - I never said it does.  Withywindle   Aug-02-10 09:53 PM   #83 
              - Rightly pointing out that she is a prefab Auto-Tuned clumsy dancer...  mitchum   Aug-02-10 10:06 PM   #85 
                 - do you really find her shocking and provocative?  Withywindle   Aug-02-10 10:40 PM   #90 
                    - No,of course not, that's why I used scare quotes...  mitchum   Aug-02-10 10:46 PM   #91 
                       - Yep.  Starbucks Anarchist   Aug-02-10 11:37 PM   #98 
                          - Something has changed; no one ever took Tiffany or Debbie Gibson seriously...  mitchum   Aug-02-10 11:56 PM   #106 
                             - It's sad when mediocrity is elevated.  Starbucks Anarchist   Aug-03-10 12:15 AM   #110 
  - Ehh ...she's just another piece of shit from the horses ass music industry.  L0oniX   Aug-02-10 08:50 PM   #74 
  - Got a simple question... which will draw more attention...  Rosco T.   Aug-02-10 09:57 PM   #84 
  - How about a press conference on the steps of the Arizona capitol in which she explains....  MilesColtrane   Aug-02-10 10:40 PM   #89 
  - she's right  rollin74   Aug-02-10 11:27 PM   #94 
  - I like her.  InvisibleTouch   Aug-02-10 11:30 PM   #96 
  - this became an important thread to some people  snooper2   Aug-02-10 11:38 PM   #99 
  - I dont care if I agree or not on this issue: Celebrity Culture Sucks and should be destroyed  BakedAtAMileHigh   Aug-03-10 08:07 AM   #116 

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