Musicians rock for Kerry

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Musicians rock for Kerry
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Tue, 10-12-2004 - 9:56pm

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Registered: 04-09-2003
Wed, 10-13-2004 - 11:19am
I always wonder how many voters are actually influenced by celebrity supporters.

I personally feel they are from a completely different demographic than I so I don't pay to close attention to who supports who. However, sounds like it would have been a great concert.

Was watching Bill Marh (SP?) the other evening and he mentioned that Britney Spears and Jessica Simpson are Bush supports. He said something like "two stupidest people on earth". Not sure if that is an exact quote but thought it was kind of amusing.

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Registered: 03-31-2003
Wed, 10-13-2004 - 11:44am
For myself, I'd rather NOT know which candidate musicians/celebrities are campaigning for. When or if I go to a concert I just want to hear their music, not their political views. (just a rant, talking about regular concerts).

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Registered: 03-19-2003
Wed, 10-13-2004 - 12:39pm
They have a lifestyle that I can't relate to....nor do I think that they can relate to mine and the problems facing regular people!
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Registered: 03-26-2003
Wed, 10-13-2004 - 1:33pm
I think if we got a message from Bush my DD would be standing back to see what I would do to the phone, LOL.

You're right in that it doesn't make any difference what a celebrity thinks. They DO, however, have the right to give voice to their opinions. I've never understood the venom that pours out of people when a celebrity talks about politics. They are citizens, too. I notice, though, that if the celebrity is liberal, then they are supposed to shut up but if they are not, then they are patriotic.

I wish more people would take your approach and do their own research...from a *variety* of sources, not just the ones that tell them what they want to hear.

KJ

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Registered: 04-09-2003
Wed, 10-13-2004 - 1:34pm
Oh how funny. My daughters would do the same thing I'm sure.

I agree with you I really don't care who celebrities vote or heck even my neighbor for that matter. What always disappoints me is one, they often make themselves look stupid for not really knowing what they are talking about, and two, the people who then get outraged that they voiced an opinion.

Was interesting the Eagles had a concert here in Wyoming, Big Cheney, country. Joe Walsh made a negative comment about the presidency, he was mildly booed, and that was it. We went on having a great time. As an Independent I often feel overwhelmed here with the republican POV. Was nice to see them have such a great response from a WY audience. I think Joe Walsh or whoever has a right to voice their opinion, though I wish they wouldn't use their entertainment to do so. I also think an appropriate response is a right. To be total jerks for example to Linda Ronstad is another thing. Just my opinion. I know some feel a lot different about it and hope no one takes offense.


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Wed, 10-13-2004 - 3:31pm
I agree that entertainers are certainly entitled to their own opinions, and I am glad that these entertainers chose this venue to express those opinions. If I have paid a hundred dollars to go see a concert and listen to their music, however, they better keep their opinions to themselves. I don't watch any of the awards shows anymore for that reason. When a celebrity announces a political opinion that I don't agree with, especially someone who is actively campaigning for a candidate I don't support, then they no longer will get any of my money. I am only one person, so I'm not impacting their millions of dollars, but I'm not going to have my $13 going towards a cause I don't believe in. I also agree that entertainers need to know what they are talking about before they open their mouths. Did anyone see the Oprah show where Cameron Diaz said, "If you think that rape should be legal, then don't vote"? Please!
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Wed, 10-13-2004 - 4:23pm
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Same here! Actually, my five year old DD would probably be the one to melt down! Last night, she was looking out the window for a toy she'd left on the porch, and it was now gone---she said "Who took it? Someone evil-----it was George Bush, I bet!!!" She's a bit vocal about her family's liberal politics!
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Wed, 10-13-2004 - 5:21pm
That's so funny! My DD is 7.5 and it's interesting because she *challenges* me on my politics. She said to me once "Mom, he must have done ONE thing you like!" I said he almost did...once. She also recently asked me if I would be mad if she voted for Bush. I said no, as long as she voted, but that I would feel free to argue the points with her.

I've raised her this way on purpose. I want her to use critical thinking and not just take what is spoon fed as absolute truth. Of course, I pay the price as there is NOTHING that she will not challenge me on, lol.

It's all good. She's got a good brain, I want her to use it.

*whisper* Personally, I'm with *your* daughter...

KJ

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Wed, 10-13-2004 - 5:45pm
I know what you mean, my dd is SO precocious, and there is SO much political discussion that goes on around our house, she just soaks up a lot of it! (For the record: we do not instruct her to go around telling people that GWB is evil, she just says that around here mostly!) My mostly Republican family members (my side, not dh's) get all riled up and say "shouldn't she make up her own mind?" She's FIVE!!!! We will tell her what we (dh and I) believe, and when she's old enough to know more, she's free to disagree with us. Until then, though, she's a "Kid for Kerry!" She came home from a visit at my mom's one time saying "But Mom, Grandma says George Bush is a NICE man!" Nice try, Mom!

I am also hoping my daughters will be critical thinkers and VOTE---especially since they are female! Wasn't THAT long ago that women couldn't vote, a lot of women worked hard to get us that right, and I want to make sure that sinks in....

(Sorry for the vote for women rant----just rented the movie "Iron Jawed Angels"!!!)
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Registered: 09-14-2003
Wed, 10-13-2004 - 8:52pm
For myself, I'd rather NOT know which candidate musicians/celebrities are campaigning for. When or if I go to a concert I just want to hear their music, not their political views. (just a rant, talking about regular concerts).}}}

Yup--at those prices, I don't need hear their political opinions (especially since The Boss and I are on opposite ends of the spectrum)

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