October 09, 2009 11:14:28 PM UTC Post #1

I don't know why, but I just have never liked when entertainers mix in the political arena. But skynyrd's still the bomb! I'm hoping O'Reily not their next stop.

October 10, 2009 12:53:27 AM UTC Post #1

I understand where you're coming from but you must remember it is an opinion show. All he is doing is voicing his opinion on certain political arguments. Give them both credit though because they always have someone from the opposing view on the show. At least the information is solid. But its an opinion-based show so agree or don't.

October 10, 2009 1:11:27 AM UTC Post #2

I think they handle it quite well... interestingly enough, Gary seems to be the most outspoken... even Rickey sugarcoats some things.

October 10, 2009 1:14:25 AM UTC Post #3

I just think Skynyrd should help the troops without Hannity. Every year when I go to see them, they never forget to mention the men and women who fight for us, I think they should have played concerts in honor of them with some donations from ticket sales. I think dipping your hand into this, only can leave a stain they can't remove.

October 10, 2009 1:47:52 AM UTC Post #4

I didn't mean at all they haven't, I just meant I've never liked entertainers mixing with politics. They don't need Hannity. But I'm not bashing them, they are my band. I'm tattooed and I pay a plenty to be in the front row, so ya'll please don't take any of this the wrong way.

October 10, 2009 2:58:34 PM UTC Post #5

Actually, it's nothing new with this band.

Ronnie Van Zant lent his band and music to then Presidential candidate democrat Jimmy Carter in 1976. Ronnie took his band to Atlanta, Georgia, and an appearance at the Gator Bowl, where they performed a benefit concert to raise money for Jimmy Carter's campaign into the White House.

Ronnie Van Zant supported Jimmy Carter strongly in the 1976 race, and the band raised a lot of money for his campaign. To him, Carter was for the working man, and would restore trust and integrity to the government, as well as heal the nation after Vietnam.

I do understand where you're coming from though Merv, some musicians like Bono of U2, and some Hollywood actors, take themselves so seriously, that they see themselves as "World leaders".

October 10, 2009 4:11:35 PM UTC Post #6

As Johnny Carson used to say, "I did not know that!".

Still, I think I'll personally give them my support on this one, it is very noble.

I personally would like to see the show in Orlando, and Las Vegas.

I really like how Gary is shedding some of his, "Silent type" persona, and actually
speaking his mind more, he has a brilliant presence, both onstage and off.

October 10, 2009 5:41:07 PM UTC Post #7

yeah, that's all I was really saying, the Fox News channel is known to be very conservative and somewhat over the top, like MSNBC is with Liberals. Hey everybody, thanks for the good dialogue.

October 12, 2009 12:40:59 PM UTC Post #8

I agree with Merv.
Probably a majority of Skynyrd's fans agree with the conservative views of SOME of the band members.
But for those fans who don't, especially with some of the message songs on this cd, as well as some of the band member's opinions stated recently on tv and interviews, it may alienate them somewhat.
As much as I LOVE Lynyrd Skynyrd, and have since the beginning, with my own personal beliefs, I can't comfortably wear the merch from with this cd.
It takes nothing away from my longtime love and respect for these incredible musicians, and the tremendous amount of tragedy they've had to endure. But I do see Merv's point.

October 12, 2009 3:58:24 PM UTC Post #9

Everyone of course has their own opinion, I dont have a problem with the guys being on Hannity or Huckabee, I have always been a conservative, but their are other entertainers I like that are way left of my views but again thats their opinion.

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