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Sweet Home Alberta Don’t Need Neil Young Around Anyhow

Yes, Neil Young is still alive. And he's chosen a whole new region to insult. Paging Lynyrd Skynyrd...

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Kathy Shaidle

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September 17, 2013 - 3:00 pm
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Who declared 2013 “The Year of the Canadian Singer-Songwriter-Blowhard”?

First it was Joni Mitchell comparing her Saskatchewan home town to the segregated “Deep South,” a comparison with no geographical, demographic or historical basis.

Now Neil Young is the one spouting off:

Neil Young has spent the past few weeks driving cross-country in LincVolt, a 1959 Lincoln Continental that’s powered by electricity and cellulosic ethanol.

Earlier this week, he spoke at a press conference in Washington D.C. with Sens. Harry Reid and Debbie Stabenow.

“I am against the Keystone pipeline in a big way,” Young said in comments posted on his website.

“The fact is, Fort McMurray [Alberta] looks like Hiroshima. Fort McMurray is a wasteland. The Indians up there and the native peoples are dying. People are sick. People are dying of cancer because of this.

“All of the First Nations peoples up there are threatened by this. Their food supply is wasted, their treaties are no good. They have the right to live on the land, like they always did, but there’s no land left that they can live on. All the animals are dying.”

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... because they are.
49 weeks ago
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Why is it these "progressives" always look like sour, used-up, wastrels?
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All of this BS is akin to racist publications resounding the negative view of First Nations people during the colonizing period of B.C. YOU ALL have a pack-mentality! JUST BECAUSE you all BENEFIT from the disgusting tar sands $ out there doesn't make it right to turn a blind eye on what is actually happening in Fort McMurray! Crippling poverty, disease and environmental degradation IS AND HAS BEEN AFFLICTING the PEOPLE WHO LIVE THERE SINCE THE TAR SANDS PROJECT started full-on production. It's a shame to call yourselves Canadians and that I must share that title with you people. GIVE YOUR HEADS A SHAKE! GET YOUR HEADS OUT OF THE (TAR) SAND(S)!!!
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I wonder if Mr. Young ever took a good hard look around his primary residence and took an account of all the things in his house that were made directly from oil or a derivative of oil. Like just about anything plastic, for example. Can't we just label Mr. Young "irrelevant" and move on.
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Forget Neil Young. This kid: http://jesus-loves-you.org/armless-guitarist/ is much more talented & doesn't preach political opinions.
48 weeks ago
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He is a hypocrite , lives is in America to save money on taxes he's not a citizen.
He has no loyalty to anything or anyone.



48 weeks ago
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I have a drinking buddy whose guilty pleasure is singing karaoke. He tells me, "I always sing Neil Young's stuff because it's hard to make them sound worse."
48 weeks ago
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Yes, it's hard to believe that anyone with functioning ears actually believes the noise that leaves his pathetic gob can be considered "music"!
48 weeks ago
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The only thing blown up like Hiroshima is Neil Young's mind.
49 weeks ago
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To borrow from Ann Coulter referring to Barbara Streisand, "Shut up and sing!"
49 weeks ago
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His fancy custom electric car broke down near Truckee, California a few weeks ago. He had to be towed to town. Fortunately, he could afford it.
49 weeks ago
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Didn't he hold out for a solar powered tow truck?
49 weeks ago
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I should have included the link to the story & pictures in my first post, but here they are.
http://www.tahoedailytribune.com/news/7928624-113/lincvolt-chp-neil-truckee
49 weeks ago
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neil neil, blue blue windows behind the stars........... wake up neil. hiroshima is not canada.
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This falls under the 'Respect the artist though not their personal beliefs' meme.

I saw Neil @ Red Rocks in 2000, went to 1 of the 2 night concert. The night I was there was a sleet storm! Neil played, 'Hurricane' until nearly all his guitar strings had loosened and/ or snapped off. Great show.

Though the dude's your typical out-of-touch, bourgeoisie hypocritical d-bag. Just sayin'..
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