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February 2nd, 2005

Now now Jim! @ 06:46 pm

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The Mirror


Simple Minds singer Kerr, 45, hit out after Bono appeared with Tony Blair and former US President Bill Clinton last week to make a plea for African poverty relief.

Kerr labelled the two leaders "creeps" and accused Bono of indulging in a bout of "backslapping".

He said: "How can Bono, having graced concert stages for over two decades, draped in the white flag of peace and screaming 'No More War' at the top of his lungs contemplate praising and back slapping Tony Blair?

"I can't believe that anyone could fail to identify that no matter what gesture Blair may make towards African debt relief, his slippery hands are currently dripping in the fresh warm blood of Iraqi men, women and children.

"As for showing Clinton any respect, did Clinton's government not provide more for military spending than any previous American government?"



Somebody got out of the bed at the wrong side that morning I think!
 
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From:kevvvy
Date:February 2nd, 2005 06:52 pm (UTC)
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I have to say though that I agree with what Jim said (and I'm sure the other members of U2 do as well)! I find it quite nauseous to see him all pally with them. I know he can't exactly tell tehm to fuck off and ignore them but I still hate to see it.
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From:arcmorality
Date:February 2nd, 2005 06:57 pm (UTC)

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Yep, I totally agree with him as well.

Just very surprised he's gone public with it. I always thought him & Bono were quite pally and would be the sorta thing they'd be able to discuss over a pint or something. No doubt Jim would be able to call B-man a cunt in person!!! But in the press its surprising.
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From:camiloj
Date:February 2nd, 2005 07:05 pm (UTC)
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Jim Kerr ouught to focus on whatever happend to Simple Minds. They used to be a band I liked quite alot.
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From:arcmorality
Date:February 2nd, 2005 07:07 pm (UTC)
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He's writing the next SM album. SM are going as strong as ever!!
From:lancelot10
Date:February 2nd, 2005 07:12 pm (UTC)
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It's called politics. Get used to it.
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From:arcmorality
Date:February 2nd, 2005 07:15 pm (UTC)
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Thanks for letting us know!
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From:caz_smash
Date:February 2nd, 2005 07:15 pm (UTC)
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I totally agree with what he's said. But has he or hasn't he got them to give a hell of a lot? That's all that matters. Everyone knows most politicians are assholes, but Bono isn't afraid to say what he thinks right to their faces either, it's not like he's a little lapdog like Mr Blair himself.
From:tigervol
Date:February 3rd, 2005 12:41 am (UTC)
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ahhhh lapdog, that is what the terrorists call Mr. Blair
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From:ajamison
Date:February 2nd, 2005 08:11 pm (UTC)
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OH NOES!!!

Bono's talking with someone who has the power to change the situation in Africa?!?! He'd better stop right now!

/rant

How ignorant of Kerr.
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From:kevvvy
Date:February 2nd, 2005 08:23 pm (UTC)
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That's not what JK is talking about. He's appalled at how schmaltzy and false Bono is being with these warmongers!
From:tigervol
Date:February 2nd, 2005 08:49 pm (UTC)
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Actually Clinton cut military spending for the entire eight years he was president, I would not expect an intelligent man like Mr. kerr to know something like that.

and yes i am an american warmongerer, to you at least.
From:hot_coffee
Date:February 2nd, 2005 10:29 pm (UTC)
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Hey! HEY! Bono's trying to change all that. DAMN! That stupid foul mouthed - AHH! I can't even speak because I'm so outraged! Kerr is just so close minded. That's all I'm going to say. Bono's talking with them and spreading the message. He's taking action. He's doing something. He's standing a fucking stand!! (Pardon my language)
From:hot_coffee
Date:February 2nd, 2005 10:30 pm (UTC)
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P.S. I think Bill Clinton was an awesome president!
Love & Peace,
Deniz
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From:scaryrich
Date:February 3rd, 2005 09:22 am (UTC)
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i think bono said something recently regarding his political escapades, along the lines of

keep your friends close and your enemies closer.

if i recall it was more about mr bush, said almost as a joke, but still
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From:ladyreo
Date:February 3rd, 2005 09:47 am (UTC)
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Mr Kerr should already now that bono has said many times that he is private views stay that way as the best way he can help his charities is to be bipartisan. A fellow band member once asked how he could sit down with so many awful people and bono replied (roughly, not an exact quote)"if it will help those in africa, I would sit down with the devil himself". Refusing to be flexible in belief and opinion, particularly towards people in power is often at the bottom of the miseries Bono aims to help. How can having that same inflexible attitiude help anything? Plus, in another recent interview he revealed that he and bob Geldof play good cop bad cop, with Bono being calm and Geldof getting annoyed and telling people off:) I think he lives vicariously through Sir Bob in these instances:)

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