Oh no, somebody said they wished Bush had died instead of Reagan. WHO GIVES A CRAP. How is this any different than people kissing his ass like he was the Second Coming? It's just the extreme reversal of the opinion.
Once upon a time in China, some believe, around the year one double-ought three, head priest of the White Lotus Clan, Pai Mei was walking down the road, contemplating whatever it is that a man of Pai Mei's infinite power contemplates - which is another way of saying "who knows" - when a Shaolin monk appeared, traveling in the opposite direction. As the monk and the priest crossed paths, Pai Mei, in a practically unfathomable display of generosity, gave the monk the slightest of nods. The nod was not returned. Now was it the intention of the Shaolin monk to insult Pai Mei or did he just fail to see the generous social gesture? The motives of the monk remain unknown. What is known, are the consequences. The next morning Pai Mei appeared at the Shaolin Temple and demanded of the Temple's head abbot that he offer Pai Mei his neck to repay the insult. The Abbot at first tried to console Pai Mei, only to find Pai Mei was inconsolable. So began the massacre of the Shaolin Temple and all 60 of the monks inside at the fists of the White Lotus. And so began the legend of Pai Mei's five point palm exploding heart technique.
His comments were stupid, if only because of the inevitable investigation by the US government (don't they investigate all president death related stuff?). Sure, he's got the wrath of conservatives, but a lot of artists and actors nowadays do. Just like a lot of conservatives are targeted by liberals.
The difference between Morrissey and the Dixie Chicks is that he wasn't offending his core audience. The majority of country music fans are conservatives, and the Dixie Chicks insulted the hero of a lot of conservatives with their comments.
This got Morrissey back into the limelight, didn't it? No publicity is bad publicity. Hell, I thought the guy's career was over. I know teen angst is once again popular, but 40-something angst?
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There is a huge difference between expressing dislike for someone and wishing them dead. The Dixie Chicks may have been stupid but the comparison doesn't wash. Look at it this way. there are two stereo types involved - all country fans and musicians are red-neck conservatives and rockers are all bleeding-heart liberals. Wow it isn't true.
I don't see what everyone is getting so worked up about. Morrissey says lots of things that nobody listens to (i.e. his last few albums).
Besides, if he's talking, at least he's not singing, so everybody wins.
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Speaking as someone whose country has it's upper house appointed rather than elected, believe me, you are better off with the system you have. Without repeating what BucsFan has already said (as he's already made most of my points)