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Old 01-25-2009, 03:12 AM   #1
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Wow, the Irish Times really hates U2

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Old 01-25-2009, 03:26 AM   #2
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I think this is the wrong forum for that, but, yes, read it this morning. I was really upset. U2 seems to get a lot of bad press in Ireland. Not that I care much but some of this is just bullshit. Ok, the writer likes Bruce and doesn't like Bono, fine, I guess he's not alone with his opinion. I guess the Bono bashing train is an easy and comfortable one to jump on.
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Some people just don't get it. At least the guy thought Boots was pretty good.
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Old 01-25-2009, 03:32 AM   #4
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Sometimes I wish Bono would just sing and walk off stage. He sounds like a good guy, but he makes it way too easy for people to bash him. I've been annoyed with him myself lately. I wish he wouldn't be so involved in politics and would stop spouting insanely cliche'd blurbs about love and peace and dreaming in a country he's not even from.
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Honestly, after reading that I didn't get the impression that the Irish Times hated U2, it's more of a Bono critique.
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^ That's right, they hate Bono. They probably feel sorry for the rest of the band to be associated with him.
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I feel sorry for Bono.
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Old 01-25-2009, 04:20 AM   #8
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Oh poo.
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I don't think Bono cares much. If you're starting to care about bad press in his situation you go crazy. He's too famous, people are jealous.
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They probably feel sorry for the rest of the band to be associated with him.
You do have to admit there have to be times the rest of the band members do shake their heads, roll their eyes, and mutter "ah Christ!" at some of the things Bono does.
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Of course they have also probably been doing that since junior high school, so they knew what they were in for.
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It's only been pointed out like a million times that Bono is non-partisan because he has to meet with whoever is currently in power in order to lobby for debt relief. I don't see why this is such a difficult concept to grasp.

Oh, and he's in favor of peace for all people. What an asshole.
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Of course they have also probably been doing that since junior high school, so they knew what they were in for.
True. Still, they've had 35 years of putting up with Bono's crap -- you can't help but feel a bit sorry for them!


I think of the band members' relationships with each other as akin to that of siblings. Most of us with brothers and/or sisters can understand that you can love your sibling dearly, but still sometimes think "Ah, jeez Fred could you please just shut the fuck up?!"
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Of course they have also probably been doing that since junior high school, so they knew what they were in for.
Bono doing a speech on world affairs at 16.
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Bono doing a speech on world affairs at 16.
You bet he did.
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This man is just jealous because he thinks Bono loves America more than Ireland, I know it sounds silly, but it's not the first time he writes things like this and the common fact is always that.
I sometimes don't like watching Bono with some politicians, but I have to remember it's his life, not mine, he can do whatever he chooses. If you wish he just goes onto stage, sings and walks off, you're choosing the wrong band, and I say band because I know they agree on what it's said on stage, Bono's lobbing group is something apart, but on stage they are U2.
They made me feel very proud of them for having a word for people suffering in Palestine the other day.
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You bet he did.
Who would've seen it coming?
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I found myself agreeing with a lot of the article (some parts were quite amusing, too), but the Bruce stuff just seemed irrelevant. Considering what he campaigns for, there's a reason why Bono takes a bipartisan approach to his public politics.
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Guys,



GUYS,




Is Bono okay?
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