Despite Morning Joe's Cluelessness, Green Day Does America Proud! "No Trump, No KKK, No Fascist USA!"
Was I lucky when I became the president of Reprise Records! The label had just debuted Green Day's Dookie and it was hurtling past gold and platinum sales. They reminded me of my favorite band, The Clash, in so many ways, not the least of which was a very genuine ideological perspective that encapsulated the ideals of the French Revolution-- liberté, égalité, fraternité-- and my first job was to persuade our European companies, which were ignoring the record entirely, that Green Day was for real. First stop: London. The chairman of our U.K. affiliate was condescending and steadfast. There would be no push for Green Day from his company; period. "We already had punk. What have you got next?" Next? Next, I went to Germany and forged a new kind of alliance-- to bypass the U.K. in breaking new American releases in Europe. The German company put their full marketing push behind Dookie and soon enough the U.K. was struggling to keep up with a Green Day explosion enveloping all of Europe. Dookie was one of the first albums to have ever been awarded the brand new "diamond" status-- 10,000,000 sales in the U.S. alone.
This morning I woke up and the hypocrites on Morning Joe were castigating the cast of Hamiltion for being rude to Pence-- and for creating a "dangerous" situation for his family. Why not, the elitist scum who sit around the vile table, pontificated, wait for Trump to do something wrong before attacking him like that. Like that? A mild reminder that the president needs to work for the common good? And wait? Trump just spent over a year spewing hatred, bigotry and divisiveness and his first appointments were a KKK psychopath and a neo-fascist, Attorney General-designate Jefferson Beauregard Sessions III and senior advisor Steve Bannon. Wait for what? Round-ups and concentration camps. Please, God, let Mika and Joe and their table be the first bunch carted off to never be heard from again!
I shut the TV off as quickly as I could and went downstairs to the DWT office and saw the reports from Sunday night's American Music Awards. Green Day stole the show-- no surprise there-- but it wasn't just the music. During a performance of one of their new songs, "Bang, Bang," Billie Joe added in a chant: "No Trump, no KKK, no fascist USA!" Oh, yes. And fuck Morning Joe! As far as I know Trump hasn't tweeted for Green Day to apologize yet. Let's hope he does. And let's hope MSNBC invites Billie Joe over to make fund of Mika and Joe one day soon too.
This was the very patriotic, all-American message, that so offended Trump and Morning Joe idiots: