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Linda Rondstadt laments 'new bunch of Hitlers'

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Linda Ronstadt laments
'new bunch of Hitlers'
Singer: 'People don't realize that by voting Republican, they voted against themselves'

Posted: November 18, 2004
1:00 a.m. Eastern

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Singer Linda Ronstadt, who made headlines during this year's presidential campaign by expressing solidarity with filmmaker Michael Moore, is now comparing current U.S. political trends with events in Nazi Germany.

"People don't realize that by voting Republican, they voted against themselves," Ronstadt told USA Today regarding the race for the White House.

On the issue of the ongoing battle in Iraq, Ronstadt added, "I worry that some people are entertained by the idea of this war. They don't know anything about the Iraqis, but they're angry and frustrated in their own lives. It's like Germany, before Hitler took over. The economy was bad and people felt kicked around. They looked for a scapegoat. Now we've got a new bunch of Hitlers."

The comments are just the latest in a string of controversial remarks the singer made this year. In July, her dedication of a song to Moore during a concert in Las Vegas prompted her to be escorted off the Aladdin Casino and Resort property.

Looking back on the incident, she told the paper, "No one threw drinks or anything in the concert hall. I don't know what people did in the lobby, but if they behaved like naughty schoolboys, that's not my fault. I doubt it was the first time they had drunk people in Vegas, you know?"

She added she has no regrets about the incident.

"It made me look rather good, I think."

The 58-year-old also raised eyebrows in an interview with the San Diego Union-Tribune with a verbal assault on Christians as well as members of the GOP.

"This is an election year, and I think we're in desperate trouble and it's time for people to speak up and not pipe down. It's a real conflict for me when I go to a concert and find out somebody in the audience is a Republican or fundamental Christian. It can cloud my enjoyment. I'd rather not know."

Despite her high-profile statements, Ronstadt admits the impact of her words is debatable.

"I have very little power," she told USA Today. "I've been blessed with an unusually long career, but the peak was in the '70s and '80s. I think you just have to carry on – and do what you can to get information out to people. Do what you can."
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what an asshat.

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Keep it up!! This is the exact message to send!
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Gee. Here we go again. Wasn't it about 10 or more pages last time? Ronstadt is a shit stirrer just like a number of people on this board who insist on posting this bullshit. Perhaps we can combine it with the Madonna thread.

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Gee. Here we go again :rolleyes. Let the bullshit begin!!
Begin? From the article it sounds like a perpetuation of it
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I can't believe I wasted my time studying Gov't and Politics in school, when I should have just taken Ronstadt 101.
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Originally posted by nemein
Begin? From the article it sounds like a perpetuation of it
As a liberal, I do not agree with alot of what Ronstadt says...I lump it in with the Ann Coulter types. It just seems to me that there are people on the board who like stir the shit by posting this junk.
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"I have very little power," she told USA Today. "I've been blessed with an unusually long career, but the peak was in the '70s and '80s. I think you just have to carry on – and do what you can to get information out to people. Do what you can."

I think she peaked in 1992 when she did the Plow King commercial for Barney.
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Originally posted by LiquidSky
As a liberal, I do not agree with alot of what Ronstadt says...I lump it in with the Ann Coulter types. It just seems to me that there are people on the board who like stir the shit by posting this junk.
I say the same thing when it comes to people who post anything that Michael Moore does.
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Originally posted by General Zod
I say the same thing when it comes to people who post anything that Michael Moore does.
I don't agree with all Moore says either. He can be very "Coulter-ish" as well
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Originally posted by LiquidSky
As a liberal, I do not agree with alot of what Ronstadt says...I lump it in with the Ann Coulter types. It just seems to me that there are people on the board who like stir the shit by posting this junk.
I'm not sure so many Dems would so quickly dismiss her comments as 'junk'.
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Originally posted by Red Dog
I think she peaked in 1992 when she did the Plow King commercial for Barney.
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Originally posted by Geofferson
I'm not sure so many Dems would so quickly dismiss her comments as 'junk'.
Well, this one does. I don't agree with the "Hitler" comparisons...just my opinion.

Now, I'll sit back and see how many posts there will be about how fat Ronstadt is or how she is a wash-up or a no-talent.....all so predictable.

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Originally posted by LiquidSky
Now, I'll sit back and see how many posts there will be about how fat Ronstadt is or how she is a wash-up or a no-talent.....all so predictable.
Honestly, I did not post the article to poke fun at her body or career. I just wanted to let the Repub's out there know that they are angry and frustrated in their own lives and should be entertained by the War in Iraq. You know...just in case they didn't get the memo.
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she used to be a hottie
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Originally posted by Myster X
she used to be a hottie
Now she's fat. She's also washed-up and has no talent.
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Originally posted by General Zod
Now she's fat. She's also washed-up and has no talent.
I think she's got a great singing voice, but the quality of her music really depends on her choice of songs.
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I was just joking.. I like Rondstadt.. I was just trying to make LiquidSky's day
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This was one of my buddies response on IM when we were talking about this



Ronstadt then went on to say, 'and we should all be driving hybrid cars, due to global warming.'

Long time Ronstadt fan, Matt Damon, supported her comments by adding, "MATT DAAAAMMON!!!"

And thats the news from the Film Actors Guild.
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Originally posted by Linda Ronstadt
This is an election year, and I think we're in desperate trouble and it's time for people to speak up and not pipe down. It's a real conflict for me when I go to a concert and find out somebody in the audience is a Republican or fundamental Christian. It can cloud my enjoyment. I'd rather not know.
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Originally posted by Linda Ronstadt
Everyone's opinion counts. Except Republicans or fundamental Christians, who should STFU.


FWIW, I did realize that by voting Republican, I was voting against myself. Now excuse me, I must be practicing my goosestep. SIG HEIL!
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Not that I agree with her opinions (since I don't), but I do find it funny that 90% of the time that I actually hear about a celebrity's comments like this, it's because someone was highlighting it to say how stupid it is. I'm just sayin'.
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Dammit! Why can't I be smart enough to vote for liberals? I keep voting against myself!!!
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Originally posted by General Zod
I was just joking.. I like Rondstadt.. I was just trying to make LiquidSky's day
guys I need a fucking beer!!!
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The only thing I lament is Linda Rondstadt still having a career.


When are liberals going to learn? The way to make red states turn blue is to call them all Hitlers?? Thats news to me
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