Article from the Star Tribune
Summary: Michele Bachmann wants to use 'American Girl' for her campaign, but Tom Petty doesn't want her to.
Song sucks, anyhow
This is what acid, cocaine, booze and meth combined with Liberalism will do to your brain.
Maybe we need some songs from the Revolutionary War period. Appropriate for our current needs & no writer to whine about the use of the song.
this is just cya of the musician. Does he even OWN the song?
I’d use the Taylor Swift version of it anyways. I never liked Petty Tom’s voice.
"Republicans should just avoid using any contemporary music because 99% of the authors are going to be drug-addled liberals and will refuse permission to use some song they wrote 40 years ago, thinking this demonstrates political sophistication instead of just being , well, petty."
You need to listen to more country music and less of the empty-headed, valueless junk on top 40 radio. I know multiple people in the country music industry, and they're far more tea party types and put their families first then anything that's been festering in Los Angeles.
Baraq has no problems like this.
Rights to The Internationale are free.
"Why would she want to use a song about suicide, anyway? Someone answer me that."
It’s just a ‘tune’ to the vast majority. Nobody pays attention to lyrics.
How about “Born in the USA”? 0bama certainly can’t use it.
All hail to Astroturf TeaBparty Queen (ATQ), Michele Bachmann. Isn’t she the one that who rails against the Federal Government while every year she benefits from farm subsidies and adopts kids to work them on same farm. Oh yeah she is also a self-proclaimed historian on the US Founding Fathers and US history. The sad truth she will lie to get her way, what honor is there in that? But if you manipulate our US history and double down when you are found out, well don’t go crying to Fake News when you lose. Kind of like the Former half-term Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, the "Bitter Quitter" (Most recent quitter of her Bus Tour to restore America). We remember what happen when after “W” manipulate Florida (w/ the help of brother Jebb) to win the presidency and his failure to win any of the two wars he started that devastated our treasury and ruined our economy for the next 50 years. If the GOP thinks that Michele Bachmann is the answer, good luck with that. After her “John Wayne” mishap and Tom Petty, calling her a thief, well you know, same old Bachmann, you have a winner GOP.ReplyDelete
Montana, just fair warning, your comment reads disturbingly like a Freeper comment.ReplyDelete
I like the commenter who said they'd use Taylor Swift's version instead. Someone doesn't realize how copyrights work.ReplyDelete
"Does he even own the rights to that song" is pretty indicative of the fundamental difference between how liberals and conservatives differ in worldview. For Freepers, the owner of the song is whoever can afford it. If some rich guy who didn't create the song bought it already, who cares what Tom Petty has to say?ReplyDelete
Funny how the world's greatest artists are always liberals...
You know what this current crowd of GOP liars want is to turn the United Sates into China, where only a few giant corporations run things, they own the factories, the apartments, the grocery stores, the gas stations, the newspaper and magazine publications, the radio stations, the television stations and you pay them and they get all the benefits, and if you do not like it go jump off cliff. Well some Chinese workers seeing that as individuals that they cannot progress have done just that by committing suicide. The current crowd of GOP liars want to abolish Medicare from the elderly, they want to abolish a woman’s right to choose and have control over her own body, they want to abolish collective bargaining rights for our Unions, and on top of it all they want to blame the poor, the middle class and the public sector workers for a recession that the GOP created (Thanks to the Dullard "W"), while their beloved “Fat cats” continue to pay themselves exorbitant salaries, bonuses, fringe benefits. Yes this is the GOP “Radical Right-Wing Social Engineering” that they dream about. The win in New York was the beginning but the next will be Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Ohio, Wisconsin and later the other states of our nation, watch out we are coming for you!ReplyDelete