February 21, 2008, - 2:00 pm
Et Tu, Rick Springfield?: ’80s Pop Star’s “CoExisting” Dearbornistan Visit; Does “Jesse’s Girl” Wear a Hijab?
By Debbie Schlussel
Ever since 9/11, I’ve been annoyed by airhead celebs wearing those “CoExist” t-shirts with the Cross, Jewish Star/Star of David, and Islamic Crescent on them. They don’t want to “CoExist” with us as evidenced by their planes in buildings, their flying Imams, their women who want walls dividing men and women at gyms, etc., etc., etc.
Well, this weekend, ’80s pop star Rick Springfield performs in Dearbornistan. To advertise his appearance, he donned one of those dumb t-shirts. He thinks that’s a way to please the Islamofascists that increasingly populate the correspondingly-declining city. The problem is, he doesn’t understand that Muslims–when they reach critical mass, as they have in Dearbornistan–don’t believe in “coexistence.”
Springfield’s “coexistence” t-shirt didn’t go over too well, and the facility in which he’s performing this weekend–the Henry Ford Community & Performing Arts Center–had to resort to using a new photo of him in a suit jacket, this week, to advertise his performance there.
I admit that I was one of those swooning girls who loved Springfield in the ’80s. He was hot. I had his posters on my wall and still work out to the tune the great Sammy Hagar wrote for him, “I’ve Done Everything For You” (and some of Springfield’s other ’80s hits, which have a good tempo and pace for my workout routine). And I met (and found him to be very nice and charming, if somewhat gaunt) and interviewed Springfield for an article I wrote for The Detroit Newsistan before one of his Detroit-area concerts about a decade ago.
But I think he should stick to what all professional vocalists should do, “SHUT UP AND SING.” Stay out of politics. Muslims couldn’t care less about your “coexistence” message. They laugh at it.
But one thing is certain: Hagar’s “I’ve Done Everything For You” song sung by Springfield should be America’s anthem about Islam and Muslims.
We’ve done everything for them. They’ve done nothing for us.
Hey, Rick Springfield, Here’s How Dearbornistan “CoExists”:
Rick Springfield: That Was Then . . .
This is Now . . .
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