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Empowerer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-07-10 09:46 PM
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Why would Elton John perform at Rush Limbaugh's wedding?
Is there something I'm missing?

I'm serious.
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JI7 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-07-10 09:47 PM
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1. money, he got paid a million dollars , and he isn't really a political activist
as some entertainers are.

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Empowerer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-07-10 09:54 PM
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9. A million dollars for someone who owns the rights to the Elton John catalog doesn't seem to be a big
incentive to me. And I don't think one needs to be a political activist to have a conscience. My mother's not a political activist, but I doubt anyone could pay her enough money to go kiss up to someone who hates black women.

I just don't get it.
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niceypoo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-08-10 10:36 AM
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59. Maybe he is a conservative
Something like a British version of a log cabin Republican.
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Dulcinea Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-18-10 09:48 AM
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80. Everyone has their price.
And Rush Limbaugh can afford to have anyone he likes play at his wedding. Plus, Elton John isn't really political, but he does donate a lot of money to good causes.
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secondwind Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-07-10 09:47 PM
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2. everyone is at a loss about this. Cannot imagine it was for the $$..............


Although at first I thought it was because #4 was a big fan of his.
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azmouse Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-07-10 09:49 PM
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3. I can't understand why everyone cares so much....
It was Elton John's decision to make and no one elses.
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AmericaIsGreat Donating Member (611 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-07-10 10:00 PM
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14. Nobody is saying it should have been someone else's choice
We can respond to his decision, however. And to me it was a fucking terrible one.
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azmouse Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-07-10 10:06 PM
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16. So DU needs 100 threads to respond to a decision
that wasn't anyone's decision to make.
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Warren Stupidity Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-07-10 10:41 PM
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33. Yeah, it is like some people think this is a place where you get to
express your opinions about current events or something! What the fuck? That's crazy talk!
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azmouse Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-08-10 10:34 AM
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58. One or two threads wouldn't do the job, huh?
Whatever.... :eyes:
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muffin1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-08-10 12:52 PM
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64. I see you're here. Do you care? nt
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azmouse Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-08-10 01:05 PM
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67. Not. One. Bit.
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Boudica the Lyoness Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-07-10 09:49 PM
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4. Another question is...
why would anyone marry Limbaugh?
No, I don't understand why Elton John would have anything to do with that POS.
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NoPasaran Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-18-10 03:58 PM
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89. Because Larry King has a waiting list?
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Cha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-07-10 09:50 PM
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5. First I heard of it.. wouldn't want it on
my resume..gross.
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MrSlayer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-07-10 09:51 PM
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6. A million bucks is a million bucks.
Quite simple really.
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nevergiveup Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-07-10 09:51 PM
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7. Maybe Elton needs his meds checked.
Seriously, I am still trying to grasp the concept of Elton John performing at this homophobic racist scumbag buffoon's wedding.
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Empowerer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-07-10 09:56 PM
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11. Maybe, just maybe, he gave the money to a cause that he knew Limbaugh would never support
I hope there's some rational explanation for it. A million dollars doesn't explain it.
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JI7 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-07-10 10:17 PM
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21. there was some news about EJ being in debt
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Dr. Hemlock Donating Member (17 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-08-10 09:07 PM
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76. If Limbaugh was a homophobic ....
...it would certainly be within his power to not hire Elton John.

:toast:
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woo me with science Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-07-10 09:53 PM
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8. If you sell cars, do you screen the political affliations of everyone you sell to?
If you sell furniture, do you screen the political affiliations of your customers?

If you sell paper clips, do you....?


Why do people expect it will be different when someone sells music?
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Empowerer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-07-10 09:57 PM
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12. This is more than "selling music"
Much more. I'd have little problem selling my car to a bigot. But I would not take the car to his house, pick him up and drive him and his new bride around in it.
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woo me with science Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-07-10 10:24 PM
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26. People who sell luxury cars do that all the time.
And people who perform for a living go to people's homes for special occasions.
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Name removed Donating Member (0 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-08-10 10:37 AM
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harkadog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-08-10 04:17 PM
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70. No.
The 14th amendment says what States can't do. It has nothing to do with persons. It also has nothing to do with political affiliation.
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provis99 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-07-10 10:42 PM
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34. on the basis of your logic,
we should never organize boycotts, because we shouldn't car about what the sellers (eg white-ruled South Africa) are doing. We shouldn't care what corporations are doing with their money, and we shouldn't care who we are selling guns, germs, or nuclear weapons to, because we shouldn't care about their politics.

What an asinine argument you give.
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woo me with science Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-07-10 11:10 PM
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40. LOL, and what an emotional response from you!
Truly, you needn't worry your head about that. You're still perfectly free to boycott Elton John to your heart's desire.

IMO you just look kinda silly doing it, given his track record. :hi:
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Warren Stupidity Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-07-10 10:57 PM
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39. So John needs the money?
'cause the reason car dealers sell their cars to anyone is that they need the money. If John was a starving musician, you might have a point, but instead he is incredibly wealthy, so he doesn't actually have to do anything at all: everything he does he does by choice.
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woo me with science Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-07-10 11:14 PM
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43. By your logic,
businesses and private salespeople who are doing well should start screening all their customers?


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Warren Stupidity Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-07-10 11:23 PM
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44. Yeah, if you are worth in the hundred's of millions
as John is, then as I said, every morning you wake up free to do whatever it is you choose to do. This is beyond 'doing well'. Businesses are not 'people' USSC decision or not, so they are not relevant. Elton John is not a business, he is an individual.

A 'private salesperson', whatever the heck that is, who is worth $250,000,000 or so, is a 'private salesperson' because that is what that person chooses to do, absolutely freely, and thus, for this person, who you sell to, what you sell, and how you sell it are all unconstrained free choices you make, and this person should indeed be judged by these choices. Unlike, for example, the loser at the local car dealership who is just another slob trying to pay the rent.
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woo me with science Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-07-10 11:31 PM
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45. Are you also angry at the people who sell Rush Limbaugh a car?
Edited on Mon Jun-07-10 11:32 PM by woo me with science
Or an expensive piece of art? Many luxury art dealers do very well.

How is this any different?
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Name removed Donating Member (0 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-08-10 10:42 AM
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Empowerer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-08-10 07:15 PM
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73. Are you actually comparing denial of public accommodations to blacks with not performing a personal
service for Rush Limbaugh?

Wow.
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thelordofhell Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-07-10 09:54 PM
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10. Because Chrissie Hynde wasn't available
:shrug:
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snake in the grass Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-07-10 10:26 PM
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27. He still owes her a lot!
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Scurrilous Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-07-10 09:58 PM
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13. Meanwhile:
Group asks Elton John to cancel Israel gigs (05/20/10)

<snip>

"The British Committee for Universities for Palestine called on British icon Elton John to cancel his shows in Israel, seeking him to re-consider the move.

BRICUP said it had sent an open letter to John in February asking him not to play in Israel but "we have had no response from him despite worldwide appeals to him."

Other UK artists including Elvis Costello, Massive Attack and Gil Scott-Heron have cancelled their shows in Israel, as well as famed guitarist Carlos Santana.

The group said it would send a second open letter to John."

http://www.maannews.net/eng/ViewDetails.aspx?ID=285641


More Musicians Cancel Shows In Israel

<snip>

"A music promoter in Israel said that the country was being subjected to cultural terrorism as more artists canceled performances there, Agence France-Presse reported. Over the weekend the alternative-rock band the Pixies withdrew from what would have been its first show in Israel, as part of the Pic.Nic music festival scheduled in Tel Aviv this week. Wed like to extend our deepest apologies to the fans, but events beyond all our control have conspired against us, the group said in a statement. The bands Gorillaz and the Klaxons have also withdrawn from the festival after the raid by Israeli commandos on a Gaza-bound flotilla. Last month Elvis Costello canceled two concerts in Israel this summer, citing the complexities of the continuing Israeli-Palestinian conflict. After the announcement of the Pixies cancellation, Shuki Weiss, the promoter of the Pic.Nic festival, said in a statement, I am full of both sorrow and pain in light of the fact that our repeated attempts to present quality acts and festivals in Israel have increasingly been falling victim to what I can only describe as a form of cultural terrorism which is targeting Israel and the arts worldwide."

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/06/08/arts/music/08arts-MOR...
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oberliner Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-18-10 08:39 AM
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77. Elton John rocks Israel
Superstar Elton John performed last night in front of a screaming crowd at Tel Aviv stadium in Israel.

http://www.necn.com/06/18/10/Elton-John-rocks-Israel-/l...

Elton John: No one could have stopped me from coming

Refusing to bow to the pressure of anti-Israel activists, Sir Elton John arrived in Israel on Thursday and performed in front of tens of thousands of Israelis at the Ramat Gan stadium.

http://www.haaretz.com/culture/elton-john-no-one-could-...
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DCBob Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-07-10 10:06 PM
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15. He did it for the money.. pathetic.
simply pathetic.
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msongs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-07-10 10:06 PM
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17. because Obama says we need to reach out to our opponents - ? nt
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dionysus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-08-10 10:16 AM
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52. i was waiting for SOMEONE to bring Obama into the elton john kerfluffle! you didn't dissappoint.
:rofl: :spray:
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DrToast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-07-10 10:08 PM
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18. I'd rather know why James Carville was there
I suppose he went with his wife, but still. That alone deserves an explanation.
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Empowerer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-07-10 10:11 PM
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19. Wow
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Stardust Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-07-10 10:33 PM
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29. I long ago decided Carville is no liberal. It's an act.
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handmade34 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-07-10 10:45 PM
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35. we probably could count
on one hand the number of politicians and commentators, that for them it is not an act...
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Warren Stupidity Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-07-10 10:55 PM
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38. Carville and his lizard-mate are boot-lickers.
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Politics_Guy27 Donating Member (15 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-07-10 11:42 PM
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47. Carville is not a democrat
He was loyal to President Clinton and other DLCers alone. His loyalty obviously does not extend to the democratic party as a whole. Furthermore, he probably still hasn't forgiven President Obama for winning the 2008 democratic nomination.

Sorry, I'm in a bit of a mood tonight but I think it's reasonable to assume.
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DrToast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-07-10 11:53 PM
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49. It's the fact that he was loyal to Clinton that makes you wonder why he would go.
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Blue Owl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-08-10 09:56 AM
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51. They know who their oily overlords are
n/t
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totodeinhere Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-08-10 12:52 PM
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65. So liberals should not go to conservatives' weddings?
Have things got so polarized in this country that one group can't even associate with the other anymore?
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DrToast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-08-10 01:01 PM
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66. If you consider Rush Limbaugh your run of the mill conservative, knock yourself out
Maybe you'll get invited to wedding #5.
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arcadian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-07-10 10:15 PM
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20. The fact of the matter is...
Elton John has way more in common with Rush Limbaugh then he ever will with anybody on DU.
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Mimosa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-07-10 10:47 PM
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36. Woo Hoo, that is so true Arcadian! LOL n/t
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MrMickeysMom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-07-10 11:12 PM
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42. You are SO right!
Plus, you have given me a great Crusty brand icon. This is truly an end to a good day!
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DeschutesRiver Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-08-10 04:29 PM
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71. That is exactly the reason why, in a nutshell. nt
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mwooldri Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-18-10 12:29 PM
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82. Including playing at Hillary Clinton fundraisers (for free)....
... and making statements like that he loves America again because Barack Obama got elected President.

Sir Elton has his politics... and they're not the same as Mr. Limbaugh's. However Sir Elton will play odd places for his reasons, and it's his human right to play music for whatever audience he wants to.
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depakid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-07-10 10:18 PM
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22. Reminds me of the old joke about the prostitute and haggling for money
Edited on Mon Jun-07-10 10:18 PM by depakid
But hey, at least a significant portion of the payment will be directed toward taxes in the UK.
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mucifer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-07-10 10:19 PM
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23. attention, he got your attention didn't he. I think he likes to be in the news.
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BlueJazz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-07-10 10:19 PM
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24. Birds of a feather Fly together. Elton is on my shit-list.
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golfguru Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-07-10 10:22 PM
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25. $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$ that is why
Edited on Mon Jun-07-10 10:28 PM by golfguru
Like a Million US dollars is the price for Elton
to sell himself. And US $$ is currently stronger by 25%
over a year ago Vs the Euro, and 15% over the pound.
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Eric Condon Donating Member (761 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-07-10 10:26 PM
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28. If what I heard on Countdown tonight is correct, EJ's private party fees go to his AIDS Foundation
If I knew I could generate $1m for AIDS research by playing a few songs I wrote, I wouldn't care what the venue was. It'd frankly be more insulting for him to NOT have done it, considering the ease with which he was able to generate that money. And sure, you can say "EJ could've just donated that money himself," but he's the one who set up the foundation in the first place, I hardly think he's slacking in that area.

Ultimately, this is $1 million less in Rush Limbaugh's pocket, and $1 million more in the pockets of AIDS research. I'm honestly surprised people aren't applauding Elton for this.
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Empowerer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-07-10 10:49 PM
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37. If that's the case, I say more power to him.
That's $1 million that Limbaugh would never have given to that cause and if at least a percentage of Limbaugh's ill-gotten gains could be directed toward something meaningful, that's an very good thing.

I sincerely hope that - or something else similarly redeeming - is the case.
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jberryhill Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-08-10 10:33 AM
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57. Correct /nt
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cigsandcoffee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-07-10 10:35 PM
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30. Because the very rich have their own club...
...and the exclusivity of it supercedes politics. And for the money, of course. Mansions and Rolls-Royces don't grow on trees.
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Cha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-07-10 10:36 PM
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31. "Faux's Megyn Kelly: "Elton John had nothing but nice things to say about Rush.."
Edited on Mon Jun-07-10 10:53 PM by Cha
Course, faux lies but then so does fucking rush limpbaugh.

Cross post GD..

MadBadger (1000+ posts) Mon Jun-07-10 11:20 PM
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"Faux's Megyn Kelly: "Elton John had nothing but nice things to say about Rush Limbaugh"

"But Kelly says everyone got along very well and slammed The View host in the process. Joy Behar wasnt there, I was, she said. And I can tell you that Elton John had nothing but nice things to say about Rush Limbaugh and the happy couple.

Also, maybe a double date in the future? He even invited the happy couple to come visit him and his partner in London, England, said Kelly."

Oh boy, sounds like it was such a nice affair!!

http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...

I'll always remember elton john refering to Obama supporters as misogynists during the primaries.
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Warren Stupidity Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-07-10 10:39 PM
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32. Total Asshole?
That is my estimation.
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Wash. state Desk Jet Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-07-10 11:11 PM
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41. Don't underestimate Elton !
Edited on Mon Jun-07-10 11:14 PM by Wash. state Desk Jet
Elton John is quite open about the fact that his addiction and abuse of himself through cocaine will have been the means to his end.He talks about having flown over a mountain top on a particular occasion and it occurred to him that he probably put more cocaine up his nose than there is snow on that mountain top. And how cocaine distorted his personality.

Clearly you see how it is Elton John might identify with What A Rush's sad self proclaimed drug history which should have killed him ! But killer Carry's on.

Now after having cleaned up and having left cocaine behind, Elton stopped pretending to be bi sexual and admitted to himself he is simply gay.

I do agree that his cause is noble in that the proceeds will be donated to the aids foundation.
But I think Elton has a hidden agenda where it comes down to What A Rush. Think about it now, don't you think Rush can use a friendly helping hand being guided out of the closet !

Wouldn't to just love to hear Rush's story over the air waves !
Elton most likely understands What A Rush's dilemma.
After all when Elton was confused he married his sound coordinator,but that didn't last very long.

It's all in the logistics !

Just ask rocket man.
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Politics_Guy27 Donating Member (15 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-07-10 11:39 PM
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46. Come on...
I don't mean to be rude but we know the answer to this: He is a log-cabin Republican teabagger. No one with liberal views would EVER perform at that man's wedding.
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Ter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-07-10 11:44 PM
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48. Maybe they are (or were) hooking up with each other
Possible.
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dionysus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-08-10 10:28 AM
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54. thanks for *that* mental image! jabba the rush... ewwww
:puke:
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WI_DEM Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-08-10 09:40 AM
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50. because apparently for somebody who has all the $ he needs, he wants even more.
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jberryhill Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-08-10 10:32 AM
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56. So that's a "no" vote on AIDS research, correct?

http://www.vanityfair.com/online/daily/2010/06/elton-jo...

In 2009, Reuters found that of all wedding performers, Elton John is the second most expensive, charging over $2 million for private performances although all earnings from his private concerts go to his charity, the Elton John AIDS Foundation.
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maxsolomon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-08-10 10:23 AM
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53. A gig is a gig
Johnny Cash played for thieves, murderers and rapists. Twice.

Elton John is a POP SINGER, not the voice of righteousness - he tours with freakin' Billy Joel, not Fugazi. His lifestyle requires cashflow, and a million bucks is cashflow.
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jberryhill Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-08-10 10:30 AM
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55. To Get A Million Dollars For Aids Research With Hardly Any Effort

How much did you raise for AIDS research this week?
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Sebastian Doyle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-08-10 10:37 AM
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60. Here's a theory I just now came up with
Maybe Elton was really trying to bring attention to how ridiculous it is to restrict marriage to only heterosexuals, by using a celebrity Repuke's 4th marriage, which will more than likely fail as fast as his other three have.

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totodeinhere Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-08-10 12:50 PM
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63. Probably because he doesn't have a problem with Limbaugh.
The rich and the privileged tend to stick together regardless of politics.
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montanto Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-08-10 01:27 PM
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68. Money? Just a guess.
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harun Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-08-10 01:36 PM
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69. Because he is rich and Limbaugh is pro-rich.
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DailyGrind51 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-08-10 04:37 PM
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72. He is just another big sell-out!
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branders seine Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-08-10 07:50 PM
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74. dinero
he needs new shoes.
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Old Troop Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-08-10 08:39 PM
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75. Money
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cleveramerican Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-18-10 08:41 AM
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78. for the $$$$ and the irony of it
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dionysus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-18-10 08:47 AM
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79. he got a cool million dollars for his AIDS charity.
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area51 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-18-10 12:09 PM
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81. Maybe
one gay man plays for another gay man's wedding? :shrug:


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Clear Blue Sky Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-18-10 01:42 PM
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83. A million reasons...
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Uzybone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-18-10 01:45 PM
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84. because most of the cultural and media elite are whores
from MSNBC, to talk radio, to CNN, to FAUX, to pop music...most of them will do whatever it takes to make more money.

At their level, it really doesn't matter who is in power.
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TheKentuckian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-18-10 02:15 PM
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86. The best and most abundant drugs and depravity on the planet
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vaberella Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-18-10 02:15 PM
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87. Money. n/t
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NYC Liberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-18-10 06:25 PM
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90. How about an explanation in his own words?
http://www.cnn.com/2010/SHOWBIZ/celebrity.news.gossip/0... /

"To put it in Elton's exact words, when he got the invitation, he was 'a little surprised,' " his partner David Furnish told PEOPLE on Sunday at the Tony Awards in New York. "And then, when it turned out to be a genuinely sincere invitation ... Elton said, 'Life is about building bridges, not walls.' "

John also saw it as another opportunity, in his words, "to go where people wouldn't expect me to go."

"And maybe if I can make a great impression," Furnish quoted him as saying, "people might change their perspectives on life."

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"Elton, during the performance made a lot of cracks: 'I suppose you all wonder why I'm here tonight?' " says Furnish. "But ultimately, it's a bit like an olive branch, I guess."

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