I Left My Brain in San Francisco

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I Left My Brain in San Francisco

I always admired Tony Bennett. I thought he was an American icon.

Yesterday, it was reported that Mr. Bennett announced the 9/11 tragedy was America’s fault.  

I no longer admire this man.

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  1. Do you think he meant it directly? Maybe indirectly? meaning our guard could of been down? Just sayin' I am not defending, just looking at his view...A lot of things can be taken out of context and misconstrued... Besides who is to say that the people we admire are so 'tried and true'? Bottom line, humans have faults no matter how great their image may be...Humans are imperfect, maybe that's why I don't have any heroes...sad, huh?

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  2. KBF: Could be. I also believe we all have faults. I guess since I can't sing "Fly Me to the Moon," I expect Hollywood to keep out of sensitive issues like making excuses for an attack that took the lives of so many people. I would like to know his expertise. In any event, you are probably correct. I can't deny that we conclude our heroes are tried and true without the requisite evidence. I hope we never lose all our heroes.

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  3. Glad to hear you feel this way. I can't believe Tony said that. I think many people have left their brains there.

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  4. Karen M: I agree. I prefer to believe the elderly gent got caught up in political stuff and did not realize what he said. However, I have lost a deep respect for the man.

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  5. Every time I hear about some celebrity getting involved in polotics I say "People should stick to what they're good at."
    Miriam@Meatless Meals For Meat Eaters

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  6. Was that the entire context of what he said? Maybe it was just part of his opinion. Not that I agree with that AT ALL, but if he was misquoted, then it is not his fault. If he did mean that, shame on him!

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  7. I'll second Miriam's comments. Bennett says he is anti-war and he says it's the lowest form of human behavior. I guess he must feel it's wrong to use war as a way to reverse oppression or even genocide?~Ames

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  8. Oops, what was Tony thinking? Or shall I just say NOT thinking....... I agree with what you mentioned, the Hollywood folks should keep show business as their voice....but they seem to carry more power to do and say as they feel....

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  9. Tony Bennett must be sick! How can someone American or from the western world think about that! Disgusting. I am european as you know and I have just arrived today from Chicago, that I did not know. Another example of the splendour of American people. How can someone say, or worse, think that? A shame!

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  10. Miriam: He is certainly not good at explaining himself.

    Yvonne: It does not appear he was misquoted. It is possible he did not express himself properly, but if so, he should correct the record quickly.

    Ames: I agree. No sane person is for war. Sometimes, it is necessary.

    Karen S: I agree. Tony is singing the wrong tune now.

    FanaticoUm: I agree. Many Hollywood types simply fall into the habit of making political statements when they are unaware of the issues. I think the comment was outrageous.

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  11. I don't know the story about what he said. Is it possible it was taken out of context? Violence of any sort is always the responsibility of the person/group/nation committing the violence. It's never anyone else's "fault."

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  12. Galen Pearl: The quote did not seem out of context. However, it is always possible he sings better than he communicates. In high hopes, he innocently speaks like a fool. I hate excuses. I agree with you. Violence is the fault of the person committing it.

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  13. Funny he's trying to make a strong come back, just so him briefly in an ad for some show... and while I know you are a busy man JJ do you have something up your sleeve or in your grab bag for the Sepia Saturday theme this week...it's kind of a fun one...check it out!

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  14. Hmmmm. Was he sober when he said that???? Just curious!

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  15. Judie: I hope not. Hmmmm was my first reaction also.

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  16. Rod's crazy sister said the same thing he did when the towers fell. She even sent an email out to our family members in Canada about it. She is not a popular figure in the family any more. In fact, I have absolutely no use for her whatsoever, and she knows it.

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  17. I'm away in Palm Springs where there is a lot of tolerance for just about everything and everyone and yet I have heard many a whisper about what I immediately suspected myself- Alzheimers or the like, possible?
    I do not have any way to make this comment OK and it makes me very sad and mad, period.

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  18. 'Yellow Rose' Jasmine: I can accept that. If it is true, I retract my comments. I assumed it was not because he has just produced a new album and has been promoting it like a pro. Usually, Alzheimer patients act differently. I hope for his sake he is okay. I would rather strongly disagree with him than see him ill.

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  19. I certainly would not wish him ill either and I feel others wouldn't want that. I think people might be thinking that he must be sick in some way to be talking like this. It is so hard to accept when someone we like and admire has such a viewpoint and we try to rationalize in some way. But you're right, better wrong than having a disease I wouldn't wish on anyone.

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  20. 'Yellow Rose' Jasmine: I agree. However, personally I believe he got caught up in the celebrity "group think" problem. They can't seem to think on their own. They must agree with whatever is popular in Hollywood.

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