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Old 10-13-2005, 12:27 PM   #61
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would it change anyone's opinion of Bono if he did have a mistress?

if so, why?
*thin ice*
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Old 10-13-2005, 12:59 PM   #62
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Maybe he's just jealous because his girlfriend is seemingly so fond of Bono. I wouldn't be surprised if he felt somehow "threatened" by that, he seems like that type Who cares what he says anyway, but maybe he retracted because lawyers got nervous or something..
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would it change anyone's opinion of Bono if he did have a mistress?

if so, why?
Having known/met a number of famous 'great men' through my work who are happily married, and who I know for a fact also have mistresses, I am never shocked to discover these things. So for myself, I can honestly say that my opinion would not change but I am probably in the minority. I am so jaded by this sort of thing that, sadly, I almost assume there is or has been or could be in the future, a mistress.
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would it change anyone's opinion of Bono if he did have a mistress?

if so, why?
Part of my respect for Bono is the fact that he's been able to keep his marriage together, unlike most other celebrities, so yes, it would change my opinion of him.
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I don't think we're supposed to be getting into that area of discussion.....
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Old 10-13-2005, 01:29 PM   #66
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would it change anyone's opinion of Bono if he did have a mistress?

if so, why?

In the interests of social science research, I volunteer to be Bono's mistress.

(Oh, and Rush is NOT worth the time or energy being expended on him here....)
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would it change anyone's opinion of Bono if he did have a mistress?

if so, why?
i would not be shocked either way... so no, it wouldn't change my opinion.
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Old 10-13-2005, 01:35 PM   #68
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(to be read in a Robotic, I mean Republican, I mean rob, no I Did mean Republican voice) "If Rush said it, it must be true. We must trust him on this."
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PS: I love judgemental hypocrite ex-drug users.
However they should stay on the radio and not in office.
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i would not be shocked either way... so no, it wouldn't change my opinion.


that's pretty much how i feel.

it's rather tremendous that he's stayed with his wife, appears to have a happy family, and maintained his status as the biggest and best front man in rock and roll since 1987. i'm sure women literally throw themselves at him, constantly, and it's remarkable that he's kept his eye on what really matters -- his family -- despite what may or may not go on now or in the past.

if there is/was/will be a mistress, it's none of our business, and it wouldn't make me think less of him. in fact, it would give me proof that he's human and hasn't descended to us from heaven. the man should be sainted, and that's just for writing "one," let alone all his charitable work.

i would point to the lyrics of "new york" -- "i found a friend/ to drown out the other voices."



i also want to say that i am very happy that i can post these thoughts in FYM because if i were to do so in PLEBA then i'd be decapitated.

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This thread reminded me:

The other day I was in the mood for talk radio, but because I live in the heartland the only option was Conservative bombasts like Rush. He said something that proved his blind support of anything "Republican"...

Paraphrase: "All these liberals are saying that Bush's appearance at a habitat for humanity site, in which he was seen hammering a nail, was a photo op...that he doesn't actually care about the people. Well I ask you?---What was the Today Show doing when they had a full week of habitat stories? I call THAT a photo op! I mean, really? "

Is he really so stupid that he can't see the difference? One is a guy going to a site ONCE for a few moments, and the other is a television show informing the public about a cause. The Today Show, while not MY idea of the best journalism, did a great service by doing interviews and spreading awareness. Bush just nailed a couple of nails (poorly), and waved goodbye. That is the definition of a photo op, isn't it?


Rush is a moron, yes.
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would it change anyone's opinion of Bono if he did have a mistress?

if so, why?
Hypothetically, yes it would. Another politician bringing out the happy family photos for the election ads while keeping a mistress on the side. The hypothetical mistress wouldn't bother me; the hypothetical hypocrisy would. The shattering of a carefully constructed image designed to publicly display him in a different light than his reality. There is a difference between an occasional casual encounter and a mistress. Unless there was an understanding, the presence of a mistress would indicate a cynical marital deception.

Would it lessen my appreciation for his charitable work or his music? No. Would I take anything he said with a larger grain of salt? Hell, yes. You don't get it both ways.

So far I think I have stayed within forum rules.
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if there is/was/will be a mistress, it's none of our business
Bingo .

LOL at some of the other recent posts, by the way-the Wiggles one and Sherry's .

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Hypothetically, yes it would. Another politician bringing out the happy family photos for the election ads while keeping a mistress on the side. The hypothetical mistress wouldn't bother me; the hypothetical hypocrisy would. The shattering of a carefully constructed image designed to publicly display him in a different light than his reality. There is a difference between an occasional casual encounter and a mistress. Unless there was an understanding, the presence of a mistress would indicate a cynical marital deception.

Would it lessen my appreciation for his charitable work or his music? No. Would I take anything he said with a larger grain of salt? Hell, yes. You don't get it both ways.

So far I think I have stayed within forum rules.
a) bono is not a politician, despite being a political figure
b) bono does not parade his wonderful family life around for the public eye. ask a non u2 fan what bono's wife's name is, and they will not be able to answer you, unless perhaps they are familiar with her charities. he does not use his family life to benefit his public image. he keeps them very much out of it.


and irvine put it best... look to new york...

bono is a human being, after all, he has faults. he is not perfect and never claimed to be.

so again... lastly... would i be shocked if he did/had? no... would i be shocked if he didn't/never did? no.
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Old 10-13-2005, 03:45 PM   #75
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Irvine asked a good faith question. I answered it in good faith. Would it change my opinion? Yes. He asked why. I answered it.
And yes, my answer is fair game.
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