April 27, 2006, - 4:13 pm
By Debbie Schlussel
While a lot of commentators are rightfully exercised at the absurd Neil Young song calling for Bush’s impeachment, they’ve overlooked an even bigger rock’n’roll FLEA-Bag.
Flea, bassist for rock/pop’s “Red Hot Chili Peppers,” shows the world he’s the real thing: a genuine insect.
Flea, whose real name is Michael Balzary–and whom we like to call “Underwearman” (for reasons posted below)–is apparently not an expert in playing bass. He’s a terrorism expert, too. And with his Middle Eastern surname and bass guitar, he’s surely qualified. Right?
Flea, who named his illegitimate daughter “Sunny Bebop,” says that Americans who wanted the U.S. to fight in Iraq are not “decent.” He claims that “Iraq was sanctioned to death.” My FAVORITE part of fleabag’s pontifications:
why dont [sic] they just leave the iranians alone [sic]
Remember that, if you ever buy another silly Chili Peppers CD. Hopefully, Fleabag will remember that when Iran’s soon-to-be-complete nuclear weapons make impact and he’s vaporized.
One wonders if Flea agrees with Iranian leader Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s views that the Holocaust never happened, his statements about Jews and Israel, and his Holocaust cartoon contest. Someone should ask him.
Last week, Fleabag/Balzary sent the following e-mail to Red Hot Chili Peppers fans and posted it on the group’s website:
04.19.06 Fleamail April 19, 2006
Date: Wed, April 19
From: “Michael Balzary”
george w bush should definitely be impeached
he is a liar
and his lies have bought misery to millions of people
and bought [sic] no good to anyone except for the corporate oil
billionaires who are making huge profits
they are profiting during wartime
that is unscrupulous and terribly sad
w bush has made the world a much less safe place
before the war iraq was not a place for terrorists
saddam hussein, brutal dictator that he was was secular and had
nothing to do with al queda [sic]
and was sanctioned to death and had no power outside of his country
now it is a breeding ground for terrorism and anti-americanism is at
an all time high all over the world
and the people of iraq are no better off at all
all those people want is for the americans to leave
decent families and people like you and i who never wanted america
there in the first place
goerge w bush has sent american soldiers over there to be maimed and
only to serve his selfish oil company needs and for his ego
american soldiers who are loyal to each other and who only want to
have a good job get an education and support their country are being
used for an unjust cause
i support the troops
they, like all americans are being betrayed by george w bush
he has betrayed his country he should be impeached
the administration’s line that they were over there because they
wanted to spread democracy and freedom
is nothing else besides a lie
if they had any interest at all in the well being of other human beings
they would be doing what they could for people who desperately need
and would love help in africa
i pray to god that george w bush and his administration does not
it would be a bloodbath
why dont they just leave the iranians alone
and go through the united nations
[DS: Yes, those U.N. sanctions work really well. Just ask Saddam.]
and work on making the united nations as strong and as just as possible
an invasion of iran would be the worst possible thing that could happen
i pray to god that it does not happen
i am just another guy sitting in the car on the english motorway
Just another guy? Uh-huh. More like, just another Fleabag.
Flea has a blog at the NBA website. Flea’s blog is gushingly promoted by the L.A. Lakers. Do you agree that Bush should be impeached, and that we should just leave that poor Iranian humanitarian Ahmadinejad alone?
If not, contact the Lakers and the NBA to protest. Neither can afford to alienate its diminishing fan-base by employing anyone who shares these views.
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