Dunce’s Corner

Dame Elton Gives It Up For Limbaugh

On June 5, openly gay Elton John performed at the wedding (the fourth) of 59-year-old virulently homophobic lunatic radio talk show host Rush Limbaugh to 33-year-old Kathryn Rogers (reportedly a direct descendant of John Adams, second President of the United States) for a fee People magazine reported as being $1 million (strange—two years ago Reuters reported John's fee for wedding is $2 million. Why the discount for Limbaugh?). The festivities took place in the Ponce de Leon ballroom of Florida's Breakers hotel in Palm Beach.

Later for Limbaugh. John is only the latest hypocrite among music superstars who deserve no one’s affection or money. In John's case, his performance for Limbaugh's nuptials is especially repugnant, given the groom's incessant hate mongering when it comes to any and all things gay, and John’s outspokenness on the matter of gay rights. Back in 2003, in the context of ranting about liberals' backing of Roe v. Wade, Limbaugh posited this revolting scenario:

"Imagine we identify the gene—assuming that there is one, this is hypothetical—that will tell us prior to birth that a baby is going to be gay. Just like a baby is gonna be redheaded and freckled and maybe tend to be overweight and so we tell the parents that, and the parents say ‘Nope, don't wanna give birth to that child, [it's] not gonna have a fair chance. Who wants to give birth to an overweight, freckle-faced redhead?’ Bam. So we abort the kid. Well, you add to this, let's say we discover the gene that says the kid's gonna be gay. How many parents, if they knew before the kid was gonna be born, [that he] was gonna be gay, they would take the pregnancy to term? Well, you don't know but let's say half of them said, ‘Oh, no, I don't wanna do that to a kid.’ [Then the] gay community finds out about this. The gay community would do the fastest 180 and become pro-life faster than anybody you've ever seen. ... They'd be so against abortion if it was discovered that you could abort what you knew were gonna be gay babies."
(source:WorldNet Daily, January 23, 2003, 'Abortions kill liberal causes; Radio host also says homosexuals would be pro-life if 'gay gene' proved,' by Joe Kovacs)

For more of Limbaugh's anti-gay musings, check out The New Civil Rights Movement website. There’s no middle ground here, and no excuse, for John’s sucking up to Limbaugh, save that of cold, hard cash.

Preceding Dame Elton in infamy and hypocrisy is another dubious character we've long since had our fill of, Beyonce. The auto-tuned diva took a reported cool million this past New Year's Eve to perform for terrorist supporting Libyan dictator Moammar Khadafy's son, Hannibal. Limbaugh's wedding was attended by the likes of Karl Rove and Sean Hannity; partying hard at the Khadafy bash were fellow ingrates Jay-Z, Usher, Lindsay Lohan, Microsoft founder Paul Allen and, of course, Russell Simmons, who posted the above photo on his Tweet post site and captioned it "Irreplaceable." Do tell. Does anyone remember Beyonce’s awful DirecTV “Upgrade” commercial (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7dcrU6kXVLA)? The one in which she’s shown in one clip with a gold “Upgrade” necklace in her mouth? That’s about right, sez us.

From Zach Baron, Jan. 5, 2010, at http://blogs.villagevoice.com/music/archives/2010/01/confirmed_beyon.php

Confirmed: Beyonce Performed For 'Terror-Backing Libyan Dictator' Scion Hannibal Khadafy

Here's a note: Not the best look, performing on New Year's Eve on the yacht of the son of one of the more notorious terrorism financiers and Lockerbie bomber-absolvers on the planet. Worse if that son happens to have a woman-beating problem. The New York Post reports the singer played "for an hour on New Year's Eve at a party thrown by terror-backing Libyan dictator Moammar Khadafy's son, Hannibal, who has a long record of violence against women. Beyonce performed five songs in a sexy black leotard at the Nikki Beach club on St. Barts in front of a crowd that included her husband Jay-Z, Usher, Microsoft founder Paul Allen and Lindsay Lohan." The paper adds that Hannibal "allegedly attacked three Italian policemen with a fire extinguisher, but demanded diplomatic immunity" in 2001, led a high speed police chase in 2004, and punched his wife in both 2005 and 2009, the latter incident occurring on Christmas Day. No word on either the fee (though the Post does venture a million dollar estimate) or the setlist, beyond a Russell Simmons "Irreplaceable" caption (http://tweetphoto.com/7740434).

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