3 posts categorized "BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN"
Note that @paulysong's "corporate whores" remark came immediately following discussion about Hillary Clinton specifically, not Congress.— Leah McElrath (@leahmcelrath) April 14, 2016
Dr. Paul Song refers to Hillary (he claims he didn't mean her) as a “corporate whore” at Bernie's Manhattan rally. Under attack, he apologizes.
THEREIN LIES THE RUB: Dennis Hastert's lawyer suggests coaches giving teenage boys groin rubs isn't sexual assault.
Bono suggest Amy Schumer and others to combat ISIS. I am awaiting her Shermanesque refusal.
Cyndi Lauper won't boycott North Carolina, will donate all $ to LGBT causes, has kind words for Bruce Springsteen's decision. True colors always shine through.
Bruce Springsteen just made a huge political statement. https://t.co/KuR3xIbVDu— 98.5 THE FOX! (@985FOX) April 8, 2016
Bruce Springsteen is pissed off over where people are allowed to piss—he has canceled his Greensboro, North Carolina, show over the heinous HB2 law, which is grotesquely referred to as the Public Facilities Privacy and Security Act.
He said in a statement:
As you, my fans, know I'm scheduled to play in Greensboro, North Carolina this Sunday. As we also know, North Carolina has just passed HB2, which the media are referring to as the "bathroom" law. HB2 - known officially as the Public Facilities Privacy and Security Act - dictates which bathrooms transgender people are permitted to use. Just as important, the law also attacks the rights of LGBT citizens to sue when their human rights are violated in the workplace. No other group of North Carolinians faces such a burden. To my mind, it's an attempt by people who cannot stand the progress our country has made in recognizing the human rights of all of our citizens to overturn that progress. Right now, there are many groups, businesses, and individuals in North Carolina working to oppose and overcome these negative developments. Taking all of this into account, I feel that this is a time for me and the band to show solidarity for those freedom fighters. As a result, and with deepest apologies to our dedicated fans in Greensboro, we have canceled our show scheduled for Sunday, April 10th. Some things are more important than a rock show and this fight against prejudice and bigotry - which is happening as I write - is one of them. It is the strongest means I have for raising my voice in opposition to those who continue to push us backwards instead of forwards.
Thanks, Bruce, for refusing to dance in the Dark Ages.
Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band’s April 10th show is canceled. Tickets will be refunded at point of purchase. https://t.co/YahXTKffvV— Bruce Springsteen (@springsteen) April 8, 2016