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« Reply #25 on: September 01, 2012, 02:05:51 AM »

Creepy guy.  Very much an empty chair.
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« Reply #26 on: September 01, 2012, 02:25:33 AM »

I have little patience for Romney nor for the modern-day Republican party (as opposed to the reality-based conservatism I was raised on), but c'mon people.  If he gets elected, he's president, and it's an honor to be asked, and they should do it, because theoretically he's supposed to be the president of everybody, not just one half of the nation.  I know it hasn't worked out that way much, but there's no reason to make it worse by having artistic apartheid in symbolic things like who gets invited to play.  If THEY have a serious philosophical agreement with Romney, then fine, but since Mitt pretty much tries to be all things to all people all the time and the band's politics are fuzzy to say the least (even Bruce doesn't like Romney very much apparently), it seems like there's no real point to be made in refusing.  And to reiterate -- I am not a Romney supporter in the least.

And hell, I can think of so many more people that Romney could ask that I so do NOT want to see play at the White House...ugh.  Hey, you think he'll ask Ted Nugent?  He's pretty right wing.  Now that would be a hoot.  I'd watch that concert just to see the reaction shots.
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« Reply #27 on: September 01, 2012, 04:44:34 AM »

When? Maybe when he's brought more billions into the campaign then his opponent. It's a bitter fight in a devided society with dirty media propaganda.
By the way, there is info on the net that the Mormon's church only recently admitted that black people have souls! We are warned!
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« Reply #28 on: September 01, 2012, 04:59:58 AM »

You know the guys would just totally take the gig, too.

I know that playing the White House is an honor, but I could see these guys welcoming in Romney at his inaugural, and it really flips my wig.  Sometimes, sometimes, I have these moments where I am pulled away from the art, where I just realize the total discrepancy between myself and these fellows.  Mind you, with most of the bands I love, I don't have this problem.  Ever.  Now I realize that every one of the band members live in a tax bracket I'm likely to never even sniff, and I'm sure that living one's life in abject luxury every day must have it's effect, but I honestly don't believe it's the money, per se (even with other acts as absurdly wealthy and successful as the Beach Boys that I enjoy - my beloved Beatles, for example - I don't have this issue), but man, the more I think about it, there's something that just rubs me the wrong way with some of the things I see and hear.  Though I do get a positive feeling, in this regard, from Brian and (very much) from Al, I just can't shake the feeling that the most relatable fellas in the band are the ones who are already gone.

The plus side is that the guys have been generous with thier musical output, and as far as I can tell, have taken some very positive steps over the past few years to give the fans what we want to hear (something the folks over at NIRVANA, LLC could stand to learn from), leading to things like my high hopes for Made in California. I really don't mean to bad-mouth anybody.  I know nobody's perfect.  I love the music.  I suppose I just feel that since some of the group have been millionaires for so long (with at least one never knowing finacial hard times at all), that they make it seen as though they are really out of touch with the common man.  Honestly, I'm not bitter, and I'm probably making a mountain out of a mole hill, but it just hits me sometimes.

Maybe I'm the only one.

Would you be saying all this if they played at the White House for the 'common man' Barack Obama?

At least the man has known a life without a father, and upbringing in impoverished Jakarta and yet he still made himself into the man he is today by perseverence and academic excellence (somehow he managed to get into Harvard from nowhere). The alternative, Mitt Romney comes from a wealthy family with a strong political history.

I find it funny that people would want to put Obama down as a out of touch, when he, like Bill, cam from nowhere and did it all. The republicans are far more dynastic.
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« Reply #29 on: September 01, 2012, 06:18:19 AM »

Nothing like your favorite band being assoociated with pure evil, because people aren't dismissive of them enough as is. ^_^

They've already buddied around with the Reagans and the cast of Full House, how much lower can they get?  Evil

They already been namechecked as the forerunners of Animal Collective, despite no discernible similarity
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« Reply #30 on: September 01, 2012, 09:06:05 AM »

Both the people who are pro-Obama and pro-Romney are idiots.  If I'm invited to the White House, I don't care if it's Nixon, I'm honored and it's still my President.  The President is the face of the people who really run the country anyway.  Relax.  Life will go on whether he wins or not.
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« Reply #31 on: September 01, 2012, 10:13:37 AM »

Mods, PLEASE move this thread to the Sandbox, where it belongs!!


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« Reply #32 on: September 01, 2012, 10:54:25 AM »

Mods, PLEASE move this thread to the Sandbox, where it belongs!!




Please, the mods are busy with Originals stuff
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« Reply #33 on: September 01, 2012, 10:58:17 AM »

Sometimes Mitt really lets his hair down, pours himself a big glass of lukewarm tapwater and blasts "The Monkey's Uncle" at a considerate volume level from his Labtec speakers.
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« Reply #34 on: September 01, 2012, 11:06:07 AM »

And the only way Rummy wins?  If he has juuuuust enough money to BUY his way into the White House.
 
Romoney. Running a campaign funded by wealthy fat cats who don't want to pay their fair share of taxes.
 
Romoney. A rich SOB who made his money by laying people off and farming out jobs to other countries.
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I, I love the colorful clothes she wears, and she's already working on my brain. I only looked in her eyes, but I picked up something I just can't explain. I, I bet I know what shes like, and I can feel how right shed be for me. Its weird how she comes in so strong, and I wonder what shes picking up from me. I hope its good, good, good, good vibrations, yeah!!
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« Reply #35 on: September 01, 2012, 11:09:15 AM »

And the only way Rummy wins?  If he has juuuuust enough money to BUY his way into the White House.
 
Romoney. Running a campaign funded by wealthy fat cats who don't want to pay their fair share of taxes.
 
Romoney. A rich SOB who made his money by laying people off and farming out jobs to other countries.


THIS HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH THE BEACH BOYS
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« Reply #36 on: September 01, 2012, 11:13:03 AM »

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THIS HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH THE BEACH BOYS

I'd live in jungle gym
In order to be with him
I love the monkey's uncle
And I wish I were the monkey's aunt!

Hey, DEVO should cover that.
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« Reply #37 on: September 01, 2012, 11:27:23 AM »

THIS HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH THE BEACH BOYS

Right. So it should be in the Sandbox, huh? But the Admins have a life away from this board (as I do) and aren't reading and posting on it 24/7 like some of you are. And some of you wanna argue politics and that last post of mine was just for you!

By the way, careful of the crap when you walk into the Sandbox - you might step in it when you read it.
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I, I love the colorful clothes she wears, and she's already working on my brain. I only looked in her eyes, but I picked up something I just can't explain. I, I bet I know what shes like, and I can feel how right shed be for me. Its weird how she comes in so strong, and I wonder what shes picking up from me. I hope its good, good, good, good vibrations, yeah!!
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« Reply #38 on: September 01, 2012, 12:02:19 PM »

THIS HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH THE BEACH BOYS

Right. So it should be in the Sandbox, huh? But the Admins have a life away from this board (as I do) and aren't reading and posting on it 24/7 like some of you are. And some of you wanna argue politics and that last post of mine was just for you!

By the way, careful of the crap when you walk into the Sandbox - you might step in it when you read it.


You really have a life away from here Mikie? 
That's alot of specialness!
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« Reply #39 on: September 01, 2012, 12:09:40 PM »

I sure do, Bgas.  In fact, after this post, I'm going to get away from this computer for a day or two 'cause I have stuff to do!

How about you?  I see you're still having trouble with typing "a lot".
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I, I love the colorful clothes she wears, and she's already working on my brain. I only looked in her eyes, but I picked up something I just can't explain. I, I bet I know what shes like, and I can feel how right shed be for me. Its weird how she comes in so strong, and I wonder what shes picking up from me. I hope its good, good, good, good vibrations, yeah!!
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« Reply #40 on: September 01, 2012, 12:19:34 PM »

Sometimes Mitt really lets his hair down, pours himself a big glass of lukewarm tapwater and blasts "The Monkey's Uncle" at a considerate volume level from his Labtec speakers.

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« Reply #41 on: September 01, 2012, 12:27:53 PM »

When? Maybe when he's brought more billions into the campaign then his opponent. It's a bitter fight in a devided society with dirty media propaganda.
By the way, there is info on the net that the Mormon's church only recently admitted that black people have souls! We are warned!
http://www.reddit.com/r/IAmA/comments/z1c9z/i_am_barack_obama_president_of_the_united_states/ God bless



of course Black people have souls,it's gingers and midgets that don't have souls... LOL
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« Reply #42 on: September 01, 2012, 12:30:39 PM »

And the only way Rummy wins?  If he has juuuuust enough money to BUY his way into the White House.
 
Romoney. Running a campaign funded by wealthy fat cats who don't want to pay their fair share of taxes.
 
Romoney. A rich SOB who made his money by laying people off and farming out jobs to other countries.


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« Reply #43 on: September 01, 2012, 12:54:20 PM »

I am for a republican for president. But not Romney!
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« Reply #44 on: September 01, 2012, 12:54:50 PM »

If I'm invited to the White House, I don't care if it's Nixon, I'm honored and it's still my President.  The President is the face of the people who really run the country anyway.  Relax.  Life will go on whether he wins or not.

Absolutely. The President is the President, and whether or not you like him (or her, hopefully at some point) the person is the President and I would feel very lucky to be invited to the White House.
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« Reply #45 on: September 01, 2012, 03:59:45 PM »

It's likely Romney has not heard Bruce's comments about him.

Or he has and thus says the BBs are not the group they used to be.
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« Reply #46 on: September 01, 2012, 05:06:08 PM »

Mittens R. Rombama and Barry Obomney are both the same person.

Ron Paul, baby!
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« Reply #47 on: September 01, 2012, 05:37:28 PM »

I would vote for Jill Stein or, as a second choice Stewart Alexander in places where it is unnecessary to vote strategically. Otherwise, Obama as a last resort.
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« Reply #48 on: September 01, 2012, 06:18:14 PM »

I am for a republican for president. But not Romney!

Ron Paul's campaign really depresses me. I just want the Republican vs. Democrat hate fest to stop. Watching Paul's campaign was so heartening at times, he was the unity candidate. He was honest, and humble, and seeing the discrepancy between the reality of his campaign and its' coverage by the media play out just broke my heart. Seeing legitimately elected Ron Paul delegates arrested and attacked (physically) was just too much to bare.

The internet has lost a lot of its' appeal for me, everywhere you go people are slinging mud and histrionically attacking one another. It's like you can't even be a good person anymore, if you're not a racist you're a socialist, and no matter what you can't get out of debate without being called a hypocrite. There's no objectivity anymore, there are no nuanced arguments, there is no discourse. There are only absolute moral judgements, and anyone who doesn't concede the universal validity of those judgements is "literally evil". Democrats attack Republicans for relying on The Bible to legitimize their moral judgements. Democrats insist upon "facts", but it's all a load of malarkey. The social sciences just aren't scientific enough to ground the Democratic agenda, but Democrats are too scared to admit that. And in the end, no matter what you believe, no matter which side you take, there's someone just itching to call you "literally evil" because of it.

It makes me incredibly sad, I can't go on listening to the condescending rhetoric. All I can do is just keep my tv turned off...
I like coming to this site because politics don't matter here, and we can all enjoy the therapeutic, feel good music and get along with one another. When one of these types of threads pop up though, and I just see people frothing at the mouth and losing their minds over what false choice our corrupt leaders happen to be pushing on us this week, well, it kind makes me feel sick to my stomach actually.  Undecided
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« Reply #49 on: September 02, 2012, 10:48:23 AM »

back on topic:

It would be great if the surviving Beach Boys (and certainly Brian) would be invited guests at the White House. I think Obama however knows little more than their surf hits (which the surviving members always wanted to be known for anyway) and thus dismisses them as such. Romney prob knows no better, only that they are the penultimate american surf group, bu he digs it. either way it would be great for the group. They would prob do only the very best known surf and fun songs, but w/e.. I would watch it if something like that showed up online.
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