March 20, 2007, - 2:44 pm

Guess Which Bizarro Rock Star . . .

By Debbie Schlussel
. . . this is?

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Here’s a hint: He and his unmarried “partner” and their two illegitimate children star on, “Family Jewels” (should be called “Illegitimate Family Jewels”) a reality show for A& E. He and the girlfriend, former Playboy Playmate and semi-porn movie star, Shannon Tweed, went through twin facelifts together.
Anything for love, er . . . attention and continuing moolah, when you’re well past your heyday.
Answer:
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Gene Simmons (Real Name: Chaim Witz) of KISS

I used to like Gene Simmons when he had a great quote, telling celebs and rock stars to stay out of politics. But, then, he didn’t take his own advice and said really stupid things on the Rosie O’D level:
From my November 2001 column, “Rock Stars, Shut Up!“:

“We don’t comment on whales and the rain forest. We don’t try to be ambassadors to Bosnia. Duh. You need a rock star for that? Some idiot who couldn’t tune a guitar six months ago is now an environmental specialist? I blame media for giving rock stars more credence than they deserve. Why don’t they ask Al Gore how to play bass?”
That was Gene Simmons, founder and bassist for the rock group, KISS, in a 1997 interview with USA Today’s Edna Gundersen. Simmons was right. That’s the kind of rock star we need more of in America. Stick to music and stay out of politics.
It’s especially good advice in 2001, with the War Against Terrorism. But unfortunately, especially now, every rock star apparently feels the need to spew forth an opinion though it’s neither needed nor wanted.
Even Simmons has now unwisely chosen to ignore his own advice. On a recent episode of ABC’s “Politically Incorrect,” his comments about the war were either completely wrong or nonsense. First, he said, “‘Islam,’ by definition, means ‘peace.'” No, it means “submission.” Then he attacked Christianity for the Crusades, which happened how many centuries ago? That justifies attacks on the WTC in 2001 by Muslims? (FYI, the Muslims had their own crusades, and forcibly converted thousands of Jews and Christians to Islam.)
Another Simmons gem: “At the end of the day, this guy Bin Laden, he’s not evil. He’s not good, he’s not evil.” Not evil?! Huh?
But at least Simmons only sounds non-sensical and foolish. It’s the rock stars who sound like they might really know something–but don’t–that are worse. . . .

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Somebody should have told Gene that those two breast implants are supposed to go under the skin, not on top of his shirt.

The Purple Cow on March 20, 2007 at 2:52 pm

Somebody should have told Gene that those two breast implants are supposed to go under the skin, not on top of his shirt.

The Purple Cow on March 20, 2007 at 2:53 pm

Oh, my.
Some mad scientist has crossed Charlie Chan with Whoopi Goldberg.
NOT attractive.

Koozebane on March 20, 2007 at 3:02 pm

There should be a rule. If a person does not know anything about history they should not be allowed to speak on any medium.

the_don on March 20, 2007 at 3:12 pm

Too bad. Simmons used to be pretty good on various issues. I guess years of wearing that makeup and having his hair pulled too tightly affected his brain cell.

Thee_Bruno on March 20, 2007 at 3:45 pm

Simmons is suffering from too much sex, drugs and rock n’ roll. And drugs.

FreethinkerNY on March 20, 2007 at 3:58 pm

remember debbie there song detroit rock city put your city back on the map,time for a reunion tour wake up ace ,peter and paul.

PNAMARBLE on March 20, 2007 at 5:23 pm

>(FYI, the Muslims had their own crusades, and forcibly converted thousands of Jews and Christians to Islam.)<
DUH?!? FYI,Debbie, Christians did the same thing or even worse:
http://www.religioustolerance.org/chr_cru1.htm
“Emperor Alexius asked Pope Urban II for assistance. On 1095-NOV-27, the Pope called on Europeans to go on a crusade to liberate Jerusalem from its Muslim rulers. “The first and second wave of Crusaders murdered, raped and plundered their way up the Rhine and down the Danube as they headed for Jerusalem.” 1 The “army” was primarily composed of untrained peasants with their families, with a core of trained soldiers. On the way to the Middle East, they decided that only one of their goals was to wrest control of Jerusalem from the Muslims. A secondary task was to rid the world of as many non-Christians as possible – both Muslims and Jews. The Crusaders gave the Jews two choices in their slogan: “Christ-killers, embrace the Cross or die!” 12,000 Jews in the Rhine Valley alone were killed as the first Crusade passed through. Some Jewish writers refer to these events as the “first holocaust.” Once the army reached Jerusalem and broke through the city walls, they slaughtered all the inhabitants that they could find (men, women, children, newborns). After locating about 6,000 Jews holed up in the synagogue, they set the building on fire; the Jews were burned alive. The Crusaders found that about 30,000 Muslims had fled to the al Aqsa Mosque. The Muslim were also slaughtered without mercy.”
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And even more stuff committed by “the religion of peace (i.e., Christianity)”:
http://www.jews-for-allah.org/messianic-jews/christianhistorywithjews/chronology_of_christian_crusades.htm

jaillibby on March 20, 2007 at 9:00 pm

jaillibby
…and your point is?
Like Debbie said; “Then he attacked Christianity for the Crusades, which happened how many centuries ago? That justifies attacks on the WTC in 2001 by Muslims?”
Please explain, in this context, the relevance of your little history lesson.

ScottyDog on March 21, 2007 at 11:40 am

I just don’t get how a woman can stay with a man for so many years and not demand that they get married. I’m not one for ultimatums but this is ridiculous. Shame on both of them for not doing the right thing.

Minnie Mouse on March 21, 2007 at 9:43 pm

Click the link to see part of the actual surgery.
Warning – It’s pretty gross.
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Thee_Bruno on March 22, 2007 at 12:49 pm

THE CRUSADES were a response to Muslims initating war on Christianity.
CATHOLICISM made some glaring mistakes along the way, BUT THAT WILL never diminish our status as the official receptors of the New Covenant.
MOSES and DAVID, or Peter, for that matter, also made some “mistakes” along the way.
THAT HOWEVER did not diminish their status, or their special place, forever, in the heart and mind of God.
AS FOR these pagans, Chaim Witz or jaillibby, who cares what they think?
THOSE who want to criticize the Catholic Church are criticizing the vary handiwork of God. Jesus left no writings behindÖbut He did leave us the Church! And for all time!!
YesÖthe Church that mysterious entityÖthat somehow survives all attacks throughout and UNTIL the very end of time!
God fighting.
The ChurchÖHis unexpected and final weapon.
Sorry Gene, IF WE somehow failed you.
I don’t know where the amoral rock band, KISS fits in to the “grand scheme” of thingsÖbut I think its place is properly, obscurity.
And it is really hard to distinguish who the bigger object of laughter isÖthe MUSLIMS or the PAGANSÖ

The Canadien on March 22, 2007 at 7:28 pm

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