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February 14, 2007

John Mellencamp Reveals the Proper Response to 9/11

Could John Mellencamp be the moonbat who finally cures us of giving a hoot what entertainment celebrities think about current events? Check out the video at In the Bullpen of the absurdly coiffured airhead making PBS's Charlie Rose come off like a neocon in comparison.

After declaring himself not to be a pacifist, Mellencamp denounces the campaign to go after al-Qaeda in Afghanistan as an "inappropriate" response to the atrocities of 9/11.

Rose: "If we knew where Osama bin Laden was, to have bombed his hideout would have been inappropriate in your judgment?"
Melonhead: "Yes."

When Rose asks what would have been appropriate, Melonhead bleats:

You'd have to talk to the Muslims. You would have to talk to people and go, you know, where are we so far apart here?

Actually, we don't have to ask any Muslims, because we already know the source of our conflict with al-Qaeda: they want to kill us and we don't want to die.

Rose then asked Melonhead if he would apply the same moonbat silliness to Pearl Harbor.

Melonhead: "Perhaps."

When pressed, the erudite singer/songwriter pleaded that he did not have enough information, since we can't trust history. He then went on to rave that "it just seems kind of far-fetched to me" that JFK was killed by a lone gunman.

Too bad Charlie Sheen wasn't on hand to chime in that it was actually President Bush who blew up the World Trade Center.

Dumber than he looks.

Posted by Van Helsing at February 14, 2007 12:41 PM


I loved Mellencamp's music in the 80's as I was growing up. His patriotic heartland songs really sounded perfect for the 80's. I did not really know he was such a liberal until relatively recently. All the same, the last song of his I liked was "Wild Night" way back in 1994. He is a musical has-been and an intellectual never-was.

Posted by: Chris at February 14, 2007 1:30 PM

You know, I'm tempted to return the CDs of his that I have to his label.

Posted by: Steve at February 14, 2007 3:46 PM

Oh gee golly, Who'd a thunk another pot-fried brain-dead roots rawker has been would opine in MoonBattese about 9/11, The War, or any other geopolitical subject. Nothing here to see except the cool pic of the black Fender Telecaster Deluxe guitar he's sportin'. It's much like the one Keff Richards plays and I bet his brain is fried more like a Cheeto. Best/Funniest band name: John Cougar ConcentrationCamp.

Posted by: Bryherb at February 14, 2007 4:54 PM

When I watched the interview I just felt bad for the guy, he came off like such a dumbass. Even Charlie Rose was thrown off by the shit he was talking.

Posted by: associatecontributor1 at February 14, 2007 5:55 PM

Why cant these people just shut the hell up? Write a song, smoke weed with Willie at the Farm Aid concert, and pluck your damn guitar.
Other than that, no one is paying you (except maybe CNN-Jazeera) to tell us what you think about anything. That you can think is stunning; That you think you can offer up ideas better than a 4 year old is simply ignorant.

Posted by: Coondog at February 14, 2007 8:25 PM

John Cougar Menstrualcramps.

Posted by: Darth Bacon at February 15, 2007 4:50 AM

Too bad asshats like Johnny boy werent inside the World Trade Center on 9/11/2001 instead of real productive Americans.

Posted by: General Jack D. Ripper at February 15, 2007 6:15 AM

To balance things out, Mellencamp has been a big booster of the Intrepid Fallen Heroes Center and Fisher House.

Posted by: Ronald Reagan at February 15, 2007 10:37 AM

Another "Can't we just talk it over?" moment from the left. Does Mellencamp realize that people like him would be out of work if Islamists get their way and the world is under the umbrella of Islam? No music allowed. Then again, it might not be such a bad idea that someone as idiotic as Mellencamp have to actually work for a living...

Posted by: Pam at February 15, 2007 10:43 AM

So is his support of the Intrepid Fallen Heroes the reason he was on the show? That I can sort of understand.

Everyone's got an opinion, but it seems odd that our society seems to care so much more about the opinions of entertainers.

I don't see MTV asking Bush or Pelosi to come on and play guitar, why on earth do we ask about foreign policy recommendations from Mellencamp?

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