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February 13th, 2008

Regarding the post "U2's opinion on the US presidential race" @ 09:01 pm

unorthodox_muse:
Hello.


I'm a mod, an owner and I started this community.


This is NOT the place to campaign for your candidate of choice.


Thank you.
 
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From:unorthodox_muse
Date:February 14th, 2008 04:54 am (UTC)
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Well, I'd have to say that is your decision... since you are one of the mods ya goofball!
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From:like__a_song
Date:February 14th, 2008 06:47 am (UTC)
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i was never campaigning, not really anyway. I just thought it was nice that a politician i happen to look up to was playing U2's music at one of their rallys. I thought it reflected well on him as well as the band. Last I checked, we were allowed to post things here that praised our four boys from ireland.
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From:echoboom
Date:February 14th, 2008 07:31 am (UTC)
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can you repost what you said in the comments, im interested.
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From:unorthodox_muse
Date:February 14th, 2008 05:50 pm (UTC)
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Please don't.do.this.
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From:unorthodox_muse
Date:February 14th, 2008 06:05 pm (UTC)
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I understand where you are coming from. You are very passionate about who you choose to vote for. And the music. It's all cool, but I hope you can see where I am coming from too. It's all about empathy for each other around the community - people and politics.. choice and hell, politics is a very touchy subject, just not too good to bring up, especially right now. People never seem to see eye to eye, unless of course they are both passionate for the same candidate and not everyone is. Conservatives, Liberals, Democrats, Republicans... labels. Argument material.

I hope you can understand.
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From:t4_flirt
Date:February 14th, 2008 01:19 pm (UTC)
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*applauds*
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From:thanks4thefish
Date:February 14th, 2008 01:21 pm (UTC)
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I must confess I really don't think that's what that post was. The post mostly talked about campaigns using U2's music and asked about U2's political allegiances if any. Yes, the poster said they were an Obama supporter but they weren't urging any of us to vote for him.
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From:unorthodox_muse
Date:February 14th, 2008 05:59 pm (UTC)
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Going back and re-reading the post...

1. "It was amazing, from the musical performers (Ne-Yo and The Goo Goo Dolls) to the personal stories that a lot of the celebrities shared, to, of course, hearing the next president of the united states speak"

2. "I'd love to hear who U2 would endorse and vote for if they were citizens of the US. I have a feeling it would be my Obama.

Obama 08!"

Sorry but I disagree and this is not the place for it. It is really really really REALLY cool that candidates use whatever music they find fitting and most of them do use U2, hell everyone uses U2, movies, sports.. this stuff... but as most people know politics is a very touchy subject. Especially right now.

If they want to campaign they should do it in their own journal.
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From:unorthodox_muse
Date:February 14th, 2008 06:09 pm (UTC)
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Also (just in case!) if this post seemed harsh to you (my longtime friend!!!) please read the post in reply to the original poster.

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From:domnace9
Date:February 14th, 2008 02:29 pm (UTC)
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Thank you for posting this. I get MORE than enough of the 08 campaign everywhere else. I try not to let it interfere with my boys.
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From:scruby
Date:February 14th, 2008 04:35 pm (UTC)
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I love your icon.
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From:domnace9
Date:February 18th, 2008 03:52 pm (UTC)
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Thanks!
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From:like__a_song
Date:February 15th, 2008 09:31 pm (UTC)
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like i said before, the point of the post was never to tell anybody how to vote. Just because I say that I like obama, or think he's going to win doesn't mean that I think everybody else should think like I do. I NEVER made any allusion to that.
If we're at the point where we cant even bring up a politicians name in relation to something else, thats pretty sad.
I thought this community was a place where we could talk about the band, ask questions, learn things, and post interesting things about them.
Politics might be a touchy subject, but if we shouldn't bring it up, then why is there a link to a website called "U2 christians" on the page? Religion is just as touchy as politics.
My point is that I feel I was justified to post what I did. If I had posted something like "I think U2 supports Obama in the '08 election so you should all vote for him as well", then I can understand why somebody might be offended. But I did nothing of the sort, the post was mainly about how great I thought it was that two things I'm passionate about had come together in a beautiful way.
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From:unorthodox_muse
Date:February 15th, 2008 09:47 pm (UTC)
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And as I stated before -- It's all about empathy for each other around the community.

I hope you can understand.

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