Dan Quayle walks out on John Mellencamp for Republican bashing at Lake Tahoe celebrity golf tourney
In the continuing attempt to make sure the celebrities playing golf in the American Century Championship get their every appetite sated, free VIP tickets to a special tournament set up John Mellencamp concert at Harvey’s Lake Tahoe were provided. Ex Vice President Dan Quayle, perhaps feeling a hankering for some tunes after a long day on the course, showed.
Then, all political hell broke loose.
In mid show Friday night, Mellencamp introduced a song with “This next one is for all the poor people who’ve been ignored by the current administration,” according to witnesses.
Quayle almost immediately marched towards the exit from his high profile seat at the outdoor venue.
“I didn’t appreciate the comment and besides I didn’t think the show was very good,” Quayle told an observer as he bolted.
Quayle is about the last one of the celebrity golfers you would have pegged to march away from someone in a huff. He gave an interview to TravelGolf.com a few hours before the concert in which he deflected every political question with a virtual no comment and threatened to come across as the most boring Republican of all time.
Of course, that was before Mellencamp went after a Bush.
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Slightly off topic, I noticed that POTATORY means pretaining to or given to drinking.
Yes, and it's Quayle's right to speak his mind and "vote with his feet." It's funny how you libs always fancy that a person's right to his opinion is somehow under attack when someone you dislike expresses a negative opinion about that opinion. You have every right to act like a jerk, and I have every right to call you a jerk for doind so, jerk.
I couldn't have said it better myself. I saw the Wellstone funeral and it was disgusting. Can you imagine what kind of a mentality that punk has to have to behave that way on the heels of his father's death?
But liberals are raised without any sense of propriety whatsoever. They have absolutely no class.
I have to agree wih you again. Now, if you could only be cured of your Bubblitis.
Answer: Of course they are in the entertainment business. They are entertainers, nothing more. Are you being purposefully obtuse?
Now you kids can go back to your little partisan politic name-calling thing. It's much easier than thinking for oneself.
And yes, a progressive, a liberal, a grassroots activist from way back Whatever--I'm not into labels). I figure I owe it to the people who fought for 5-day work weeks, safe food, water, and medicine, safe cars and roads, humane working conditions, environmental protection, public education, etc., etc., no matter which party they aligned themselves with.
Why would you support todays' liberals, who are not even remotely the same as those of ninety years ago, based on the policies of the latter?
Point taken, and ditto neo-cons. See John Dean's new book, Conservatives Without a Conscience. I never liked Clinton much at all for the very reason you give. So it amazes me that, eg, Baptists who historically have been liberal and activist in the extreme vote neo-con today. Really quite a political and psychological coup. I guess it's a matter of how far one believes one's present-day party has strayed from its guiding principles. For me, I see more hope among those to the left.
They vote neo-con because that is the most conservative choice available. This isn't rocket science. If you're a conservative and you have a choice between Bush and either Gore or Kerry, whom do you choose?
It shouldn't be hard to understand.
By the way, I wouldn't read John Dean; he should read me, though.
In this two-party system, you have no choice. Therefore, if you are conservative, that means you are pro-big government, pro-nanny state, pro-theocracy, etc.
If you're liberal, well, you have no clue what you are, aside from not being republican.
That people treat politics like a team sport is the saddest thing I've seen in the U.S.
There are just way too many smart people who would rather be affiliated with a political party than be American.
Feel free to call me liberal all you like, though I'd probably define myself more as having a libertarian fixation. The philosophy, not the party. I want the government to leave me alone, and in the U.S., that just isn't the case and will never be, because the people are completely powerless.
Politicans are supposed to work for the people. They are not a sports team that when the going gets bad, you just stick with them and hope for the best.
There are two parties, and both will define themselves by whatever gets them votes. And there are a lot of intelligent people who just seem fine with that, provided their side wins.
I've got news for you, the liberals -- and this is just stating the obvious -- would make government the size of Phil Mickelson's ego if they could. True conservatives eschew big government, but they haven't had anyone they could vote for without reservation since the Gipper departed the scene.
You struck a libertarian note in your last post. But if that is your political bent, there's no way you could support the Democrats, who have become a de facto socialist party, if you understand what the parties truly stand for.
As for me, I'm a radical. In other words, I believe in actually adhering to the Constitution.
Kiel, denigrate is still spelled "denigrate," even in this thread.
And Kiel said he wasn't a good typist; in other words, it was a typo. It's funny, though, it's the exact same typo in the exact same word in two different threads.
It's politics as a team sport. Just win, baby. Don't attempt to view issues or make suggestions, just make inept attacks on a political philosophy.
And there is no "true conservative" party. And I really can't imagine there ever will be again. So keep fighting the good fight for "your side" to beat "their side" regardless how badly "your side" continues to screw you.
I'm sure you see this all as a pro-Democrat rant, however, which is why folks like you are why the political landscape has gotten as screwed up as it has. Americans have allowed two inept (at best) and horribly corrupt (more likely) political parties define what America is. And in fact, Americans have fought for their right to do so.
And you're not radical. There are plenty of "constitutionalists" out there. And you're all just as screwed as the rest of us, because the same whores are doing the interpretation of the Constitution these days.
State's rights? Nope, there is just The State.
No, I took issue with what you stated for one reason and one reason only: it was incorrect.
I can't believe we even have to discuss this, but do you mean to tell me that you DON'T understand that the liberals are proponents of big government? This is politics 101, my friend.
The truth is, William, that my response was not at all indicative of a formulaic devotion to a creed or fierce party loyalty, but quite the opposite. The reason why I labeled myself a radical is because my views do not accord with those of mainstream conservatives and I am not a party man. Oh, and a true desire to adhere to the Constitution does render one a radical in this society (although that's NOT the only reason I branded myself in that manner) because it's a position that deviates drastically from the mainstream.
You are correct when you say that there is no "true conservative" party; THAT'S my point. Thus, at the risk of being redundant, I'm not someone who has "his" side in a political sense. In fact, your recognition of the fact that there is no truly conservative party just vindicates my position. After all, why do I call myself a radical? It's because those who call themselves conservatives today are often not very traditional and because there is no party I can call home. Hey, Bush calls himself a conservative but he is nothing of the sort, not if you subscribe to the Alan Keyes/Walter Williams/Pat Buchanan paradigm anyway. And, lamentably, a large percentage of the Republicans are much like him.
Having said all this, most fail to disagnose what ails us properly. The problem IS liberalism, which is a spiritual disease and the most evil force to ever plague Western Civilization. However, you read that and assume that it's a knee-jerk response of a party loyalist or ideologue. On the contrary, it's the insight of a philosopher. And the only reason why you fancy it to be the former is that you think I am embracing the Republicans or conservatives as the antithesis of the liberal plague. Truth be known, today's "conservatives" and the Reps. are largely infected with liberalism. However, the Democrats have become the embodiment of it.
So, where can America turn and where can she go? Unfortunately, as for the latter, it will be to Hell.
I'm guessing you and the Judge lay around together on the sofa, gazing at my photo and caressing each other.
Oh, by the way, in characterizing Alex and me as homosexuals, are you implying that there's something wrong with that?
What's next, "bling?"
Could you two lovers be any more phony?
I'm most satisfied with your implication that there is, in fact, something wrong with being a sodomite. The truth will out, eh?
Since you state that no one can know Truth, I have to assume that you will henceforth refrain from making pronouncements of any kind.
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