Thursday, 29 July 2010

Elton John: Rush 4 Elton 4EVAH!

Elton John played a gig in Arizona last Thursday, despite calls for a boycott of the state over the racist SB 1070 anti-immigrant law.
According to the Arizona Daily Star, John told the crowd of 8,800: "We are all very pleased to be playing in Arizona. I have read that some of the artists won't come here. They are (expletive) wits! Let's face it: I still play in California, and as a gay man I have no legal rights whatsoever. So what's the (expletive) with these people?"
Elton John played Israel in June, despite calls for a boycott of the racist state following the Gaza flotilla massacre.
According to The Jerusalem Post, John told the crowd; "Shalom, we are so happy to be back here! Ain't nothing gonna stop us from coming, baby... Musicians spread love and peace, and bring people together. That's what we do. We don't cherry-pick our conscience."
Elton John played Rush Limbaugh's wedding earlier that month.
The right-wing bigoted big mouth reportedly paid Mr John $1 million.
Here's Rush on his radio show on Elton today.
"Elton John, of course, came out yesterday and said, "Hey, yeah, I'll play Arizona." He was in Tucson. He got on all these other people that don't, these other musicians. He played Israel during the flotilla controversy. Of course it had to be mentioned in the story that Elton John played my wedding reception, and they also pointed out that Elton John, even though I am "vehemently anti-gay marriage and Elton John is married." He's not."
"Elton John is not married to David Furnish, and Elton John is not a supporter of gay marriage. Elton John is on the same page as I am, as is Obama on gay marriage. He's for civil unions, but he's not for marriage. We got a nice card from him yesterday. I scanned it. He sent it from Los Angeles. He sent it on the 24th and we got it yesterday. It's just a beautiful card, and some of the things he wrote... He knows me, Elton John. After the time we spent together this past year, he knows me better than some people who have known me for decades. It really was beautifully written, a very nice card..."
Is there any gig Elton John wouldn't play?
What the (expletive) is wrong with this guy?

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