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Senate Republicans Thumb Their Nose At "The Boss"

Sat Nov 19, 2005 1:41 pm

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20051119/ap_en_mu/people_springsteen

These kinds of resolutions come up all the time, but in a week where the GOP has played sleazeball on both Capitol Hiill and the White House, this just adds to the sense that they're a bunch of sore winners.

Of course, Springsteen supported Sen. Kerry last year, and I guess that just can't be forgiven by the Republicans in the Senate.
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RE: Senate Republicans Thumb Their Nose At "The Boss"

Sat Nov 19, 2005 1:48 pm

Well "The Boss' really does deserve this treatment.....for breaking up the E-Street Band.
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RE: Senate Republicans Thumb Their Nose At "The Boss"

Sat Nov 19, 2005 2:07 pm

Quoting L-188 (Reply 1):
Well "The Boss' really does deserve this treatment.....for breaking up the E-Street Band.

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RE: Senate Republicans Thumb Their Nose At "The Boss"

Sat Nov 19, 2005 3:08 pm

Petty on the part of the Republicans if they only shot it down due to "hard feelings", which honestly would not surprise me.

But, I don't see why celebrities get so much recognition anyway - why should Congress waste time honoring them? Unless they did something really great, but if it's just for their "contributions to American culture" from their songs or movies - I don't really see the point. Let their industry recognize them for stuff like that, God knows they have enough awards shows for themselves.

You know, if Congress quit worrying about steroids in baseball, honoring celebs, and giving themselves raises all the time
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RE: Senate Republicans Thumb Their Nose At "The Boss"

Sun Nov 20, 2005 10:42 pm

Quoting Falcon84 (Thread starter):
These kinds of resolutions come up all the time, but in a week where the GOP has played sleazeball on both Capitol Hiill and the White House, this just adds to the sense that they're a bunch of sore winners.

Of course, Springsteen supported Sen. Kerry last year, and I guess that just can't be forgiven by the Republicans in the Senate.

If it is political that the Republicans voted against this bill, wouldn't it be equally political that the Democrats brought up the bill in the first place, because of his previouos support for Democratic canidates?

Falcon, aren't these type of bills brought up after the person in question retires?
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RE: Senate Republicans Thumb Their Nose At "The Boss"

Mon Nov 21, 2005 12:11 am

Just remember - they are politicians. Even Murtha is a politician.

Bush being wrong doesn't make them right.
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RE: Senate Republicans Thumb Their Nose At "The Boss"

Mon Nov 21, 2005 12:36 am

Quoting KC135R (Reply 3):
But, I don't see why celebrities get so much recognition anyway

Actually, it isn't so much a "celbrity" thing, as it is a way for Congressmen and women to recognize constituents. Back in 1976, during the BiCentenniel celebration, my dad got his name in the Congressional record for leading a study group at the high school where he taught, on the Constitution and the BiCentennial. It's pretty common in fact.

This is just political hard-feelings, and it shows, again, the lack of graciousness and the mean-spiritedness that permeats the political parties these days that this long-standing tradition was shot down because who supported who in the last election.

Quoting MidnightMike (Reply 4):
If it is political that the Republicans voted against this bill, wouldn't it be equally political that the Democrats brought up the bill in the first place, because of his previouos support for Democratic canidates?

Again, such recognition, of even ordinary people, Mike, happens all the time. Why shouldn't the New Jersey delegation put something in honoring one of theire own who made a success of himself? What harm does it do? And why play sleazeball politics with it. It just makes the Republicans look like bitter winners.

Quoting MidnightMike (Reply 4):
Falcon, aren't these type of bills brought up after the person in question retires?

My father wasn't retired, but had done something that was brought to the attention of our Congressional delegation. He even got letters from President Ford, Governor Carter, Senator Metzenbaum and others as well, congratulating him on the work he had done.

Quoting SlamClick (Reply 5):
Just remember - they are politicians. Even Murtha is a politician.

Bush being wrong doesn't make them right.

Which had not a freaking thing to do with this subject. What to stir the shit, SlamClick.
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RE: Senate Republicans Thumb Their Nose At "The Boss"

Mon Nov 21, 2005 1:51 am

Quoting Falcon84 (Reply 6):
Which had not a freaking thing to do with this subject. What to stir the shit, SlamClick.

This thread is entirely about stirring it.

It would be well for people like you who are so partisan to remember that all who would seek public office are blindly ambitious and not even slightly honest. Just how in the hell do you think we got into this fix in the first place?
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RE: Senate Republicans Thumb Their Nose At "The Boss"

Mon Nov 21, 2005 2:20 am

It is certainly some petty BS. Springsteen may be very much left of the dial, but he has been for a very long time.

Perhaps he shares some of the blame for taking sides, but the Republicans did not bring any credit upon their house by acting this way.

And, yes...this thread is entirely about stirring the pot and agitating the natives.
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RE: Senate Republicans Thumb Their Nose At "The Boss"

Mon Nov 21, 2005 2:37 am

Quoting DL021 (Reply 8):
And, yes...this thread is entirely about stirring the pot and agitating the natives.

If pointing out the pettiness and childishness of those who stopped this is stirring it up, Ian, guilty as charged. Too damn bad if you don't like it.
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RE: Senate Republicans Thumb Their Nose At "The Boss"

Mon Nov 21, 2005 4:45 am

Quoting Falcon84 (Reply 6):
Quoting MidnightMike (Reply 4):
If it is political that the Republicans voted against this bill, wouldn't it be equally political that the Democrats brought up the bill in the first place, because of his previouos support for Democratic canidates?
Again, such recognition, of even ordinary people, Mike, happens all the time. Why shouldn't the New Jersey delegation put something in honoring one of theire own who made a success of himself? What harm does it do? And why play sleazeball politics with it. It just makes the Republicans look like bitter winners.

Ok, this I did not know. If the Democrats brought up the bill for non-political reasons, then I see no reason for this. It might sound corny, but I will do some reading on this, and may write letters to my some of the Republican Senators.
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