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Old 07-29-2004, 11:52 PM   #16
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hahaha, can someone tell me what exactly was said on CNN? who said it??
I think I missed that part although I did hear Wolf Blitzer apologize at the end of his segment...
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Old 07-29-2004, 11:58 PM   #17
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hahaha, can someone tell me what exactly was said on CNN? who said it??
I think I missed that part although I did hear Wolf Blitzer apologize at the end of his segment...


He (I think it was the convention director) said:

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"What the hell is wrong with you people?? Where the fuck are my balloons!?!?!?"

I knew it was coming too... I could tell by his voice an F-bomb was waiting in the wings!
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If Bush would refuse to support AIDS research because Kerry's people played a U2 song at the Democratic convention, he's an even bigger tool than I imagined.


It says far more about Bush's character than Bono's that some people think that this is even an issue.
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well, Bono better hope Bush doesn't win, because if he does, I'm sure someone will remind Bush what group's song was playing at Kerry's acceptance. which of course would be a shame if he let that influence his support of AIDS research....not that he would do that, right?
Jesus Christo!!! Why are people getting so tangled up in this. First of all you don't have to give your permission to a song in this manner. Second of all, even if U2 did who cares?

If Bush gets reelected and turns his back to the AIDS crisis due to a song being played then it's obvious this nation elected the wrong person. "I'm sorry child I know you're suffering, but you won't get any help because I'm pissed off because some Irish men let the enemy combatant use their song and my party just wanted to hear Toby Keith." Please, please, please somone tell me why this remains to be an important issue...
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I'm watching "After Hours" on MSNBC, and a couple of gossip columnists agreed that Bono had the most star power of any celebrity that appeared in Boston this week--supposedly he was mobbed while on the Convention floor, and his appearance at the Kennedy gala was very moving.

Then Joe Scarborough, a conservative former Congressman, started talking about Bono. He talked about how much he'd done with the AIDS issue, visiting "presidents and Popes." He also said that his music had helped with the peace process in Northern Ireland, and he'd talked about the Solidarity movement in "New Year's Day." He sounded like a fan!
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If Bush would refuse to support AIDS research because Kerry's people played a U2 song at the Democratic convention, he's an even bigger tool than I imagined.
That's not what I meant. I was talking about how he had, after much hard work, made himself welcome and had an 'open door' at the White House. I really believe it's very important to not look like you are taking sides if you need them both, which he does. And I don't mean just the song, but the whole coddling up to the dems thing.
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That's right, they didn't have to have permission to use the song. I mean, hell, I wonder if Bono even knew that the song was going to be used? I would imagine he did, but maybe he didn't want to look like a hole and bitch about it. To be perfectly honest I wouldn't have liked that.
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Um, maybe they just used that song b/c it's an exiting, upbeat tune, not b/c Bono likes Kerry or Kerry likes Bono, etc, etc, bla bla bla...
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Nah, he had to have had permission. U2 are very picky about who they let use their songs.
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Another one: I heard him playing the Van Halen song, "higher and higher, straight up we'll climb...that's what dreams are made of" and I remember back in 1991 Van Halen had a fit that the song was told on the news as being used by US fighter pilots in the first gulf war. They disapproved of it, yet they obviously give approval to its use here.

Still all this garbage about 'hope' and 'dreams' and 'beautiful days' is beyond corny, especially when it's not even true
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Nah, he had to have had permission. U2 are very picky about who they let use their songs.
But why do you have to have permission to use a song? I thought that was only for selling a product (ie, Streets on the car commercial). Beautiful Day is just an upbeat, happy tune and it would probably work at ANY type of rally or convention. I don't get why EVERYTHING has to come hand in hand with some political agenda. I'm a U2 fa, yes I love Bono, and no I do not support Kerry. If one is going to vote or not vote for Kerry b/c a song they like was used at the convention, then s/he needs to seriously reconsider his/her priorities.
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Jesus Christo!!! Why are people getting so tangled up in this. First of all you don't have to give your permission to a song in this manner. Second of all, even if U2 did who cares?

If Bush gets reelected and turns his back to the AIDS crisis due to a song being played then it's obvious this nation elected the wrong person. "I'm sorry child I know you're suffering, but you won't get any help because I'm pissed off because some Irish men let the enemy combatant use their song and my party just wanted to hear Toby Keith." Please, please, please somone tell me why this remains to be an important issue...
BVS--always the voice of sanity around here.

But I have to say, even though I support Kerry, I am irritated having U2's music associated with a political campaign as much I would be if it were associated with a product. Just kind of ruins it for me. But I guess I'll get over it.
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Bono knows Kerry personally so maybe because of that Kerry picked the U2 song?

Anyway U2 had bin verry tolerant in the past when people used their songs/logos.
I think the first time they sued someone was in Italy a radical right wing party who abused their song.
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BTW...Bono said he will be at the RNC in five weeks as well, because he is non-partisan on the issue of debt relief and aids. But, you can read into his playing of the song if you like. It was the theme song for the World Championship New England Patriots and has been played to death in the Boston area since the Super Bowl three years ago. I have a feeling it was picked more because it would bring back the winning feeling based on the super bowl.

My 2 cents.....and while I believe Bono would prefer Kerry over Bush, I have yet to hear him say anything close to that.

ANd it is natural Bono got a lot of press, he is in an Irish city, celebrating Kennedy, an Irish hero.
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