Billie Joe Armstrong: ¡Uno!, ¡Dos!, ¡Tré!’ tells story of 3 Obama drone strikes

Green Day has a new album out. As much as they publicly deny it, music insiders say that ¡Uno! will be the first in a series of albums bashing President Obama for continuing much of George W. Bush’s foreign policy. Look closely and you can see Billie Joe Armstrong’s reflection in the moon as a U.S. drone conducts a nighttime bombing run in Afghanistan.

Green Day will be releasing a trilogy of albums over the next few months. After the politically infused rock operas American Idiot and 21st Century Breakdown, fans were wondering what Mr. Armstrong and the boys would be up to next. Officially, Armstrong says that they’ll be “writing about girls”:

“We wanted to get into early AC/DC and Cheap Trick.” The singer-guitarist is also “writing about girls again.” He describes the songs on ¡Uno! as “feeling like your heart is on fire. On the second record, you start losing control.” By ¡Tré!, which arrives in January, “your heart will feel like a flamethrower.

In actuality, the “heart” he’s talking about is that of a Pakistani tribesman killed during a President Obama drone strike — one planned during his “Terror Tuesday” national security briefings. Music insiders originally said that Armstrong was referring to a jihadi terrorist locked up in Guatnanamo Bay, Cuba who was under the impression that President Obama was going to send him back to Afghanistan sometime before the 2012 election. Sadly, it never happened. Producer Rob Cavallo shot down the suggestion (no pun intended) in early August.

Strangely enough, despite a fan base that wants to know how Mr. Armstrong feels about ongoing operations in Afghanistan and Pakistan, bombing runs in Libya and reports of Stinger missile deliveries to Syrian rebels, Green Day publicly refuses to acknowledge how upset they are with President Obama — a man who has continued so many of the policies Billie Joe once went around the world criticizing George W. Bush for.

It was time for us to step away [from political material], because we didn’t want to come across as politicians. We’re in a band first and foremost, and we wanted to have a good time making music. So it was kind of a way of us getting back to basics.

Bassist Michael Pritchard says that while this might appear as code for “we only become politically vocal when a Republican is in office,” that it shouldn’t be taken that way. The band’s first single off ¡Uno!, ‘Oh Love’ can also be seen as a lament over just how many people President Obama has killed since taking office. Pritchard assures Green Day fans that the band would never practice selective moral outrage to capitalize on anti-American sentiment during the tenure of a wartime Republican president.

“Green Day is first and foremost about the music. Always the music,” said Pritchard. “If we suddenly become political activists again during President Romney’s time in office it’s just a coincidence. We swear.”

Regardless, there are rumblings among some die hard fans that Green Day are, indeed, Sunshine Patriots.

Update: Sources close to the band report that “Kill the DJ” was originally titled “Kill the Pakistani,” but Armstrong felt as though the critique of President Obama had to be more subtle.

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Gerard Way of My Chemical Romance: Closet Conservative?

My Chemical Romance broke liberalism's #1 Rule: Do not proudly sport the American flag, and if you do make sure you apologize for all past sins, real and imagined by the international community. Does anyone really believe Billie Joe Armstrong would proudly wrap himself in the American flag? Didn't think so.

Gerard Way of My Chemical Romance is a closet conservative.  There is no way someone without a conservative streak in them (even a latent one), could have made the video Na Na Na. While I’ve read that he supports the Democratic Party, it should be noted that voting patterns and principles are different things. Example:  Gerard ruffles liberal feathers from the get go:

“Look alive, sunshine. 109 in the sky, but the pigs won’t quit. You’re here with me, Dr. Death Defy. I’ll be your surgeon, your proctor, you’re helicopter.  Bumping out the slaughtamatic sounds to keep you live…  Anti-matter for the master plan. Louder than God’s revolver and twice as shiny!...The future is bulletproof.  The aftermath is secondary.  It’s time to do it now and do it loud!  Killjoys, make some noise!”

Doesn’t Gerard know that mentioning God is a no-no (or was that ‘na na’?), and that coupling Him with a revolver might cause the kids to link a Creator—from which all our rights are derived—with self defense? Even worse, the message comes from guerilla radio (i.e., talk radio) that circumvents the “official” message disseminated by established authority figures. But, as Dr. Death Defy says, that’s secondary.

Take a look at the themes that run through Na Na Na.

  • American flags proudly displayed.
  • Guns as legitimate tools of self defense.
  • American muscle cars and the freedom that comes from the open road (It would be hard for Killjoys to save the world if they were waiting all day for public transportation).
  • Vampiric authority figures tied to the federal government or a company closely associated with it.
  • Resistance movements, individualism, and self-reliance.
  • Orwellian double-speak.  Better Living Industries (i.e., BL.ind)
  • Dystopian future (batteries provided by Better Living Industries have played a role).
  • State controlled media.

Ask yourself this question: Would Billie Joe “Sunshine Patriot” Armstrong have made this video?  The poster boy for hypocritical liberal rockers who lecture you on public policy while admitting their brain has been clogged and confused by years of illegal drug use?  I think not.  And I’m not just saying that because Gerard’s individual artistic talents dwarf Billie’s.  We can point to other videos Billie would never have made ( e.g., The Ghost of You).

Regardless of his politics, it’s clear that Gerard has a love and reverence for his country that modern day liberalism rejects.  My gut tells me that perhaps Gerard is a JFK Democrat, but someone needs to tell him that the JFK Democrat is dead to today’s liberals.  JFK accurately and unapologetically called out enemies of freedom and democracy.  JFK understood basic economics.  Today’s liberals do not.

Gerard reminds us all of the sacrifice that soldiers made during World War II. What's he thinking? Olive Stone, the guy who said we need to put Hitler "in context" would not approve. And Billie Joe Armstrong seems to only approve of US troops if they're handing out food to flood victims or under a United Nations peacekeeping mandate. Gerard needs to be careful, because Hollywood liberals won't stand for this sort of thing.

But back to the video.  Some lyrics:

Everybody wants to change the world
Everybody wants to change the world
But no one,
No one wants to die
Wanna try, wanna try, wanna try
Wanna try, wanna try, now
I’ll be your detonator

Selfless service and sacrifice are things that are generally foreign to the modern day liberal. They want freedom and opportunity, but US fighting men and women are not allowed to die guaranteeing it for future generations. They want never ending entitlement programs (e.g., “free” health care) by having someone else pay for it—like rich rock stars. They want global peace, but think it can be accomplished through “dialogue” with the world’s worst dictators, despots, and thug regimes.

It's true: The Federal Government is filled with Vampires. They're the types who suck the lifeblood from successful individuals and entrepreneurs like Gerard! Good metaphor, My Chemical Romance.

Gerard would be in good company with conservatives, even if he doesn’t know it yet:

Make no apology
It’s Death or Victory
On my authority
Crash and burn
Young and loaded

Drop like a bulletshell
Dress like a sleeper cell
I’d rather go to hell
Then be in purgatory

Being an individual, standing up for what’s right and wrong, and making tough choices by accepting positions of authority very often results in death or victory. Good point, Gerard. But once again you’ve drawn a line in the sand and acknowledged that good and evil exist, that there are objective truths to be had, and that dying for what’s right is a just and honorable cause. Don’t run for office or start getting political at your concerts because your liberal base will desert you.

Regardless, thanks for the video.

I'm glad that My Chemical Romance, at least on an artistic level, understands that guns can be used for self defense. There's nothing worse than a successful actor or musician who believes I (as a law abiding citizen) shouldn't have a gun to defend myself in my own home or a dangerous neighborhood, but that their paid bodyguards can as they go on shopping sprees in Los Angles, New York, or Milan.

Bill Maher and Billie Joe Armstrong’s Secret to Liberal Success: Gravity Bongs

Green Day asks: “Is Richard Nixon throwing that baby, or am I just really high right now?”

It’s finally here! Billie Joe Armstrong has graced us with his presence on Bill Maher’s show. And what a 21st Century Breakdown it was. If you want the backstory on Billie you can read about it here and here. In short: Jesus of Suburban Hot Topic shoppers and “sunshine patriot” Billie Joe Armstrong was MIA when it comes to politics the other night. The guy who wrote Hulk Green Day Rage rock due to Bush’s failure to close Gitmo said nada about “The One” who is “high” on hopeandchange and even more so on mixed signals. And speaking of high, we now know the secret to public policy success: Gravity Bongs!

Billie Joe Armstrong: One of the hardest things about quitting marijuana at the time—one, I had children—and it was was like…there were these little people that looked like me that were around, so being high was like [glub]! There were always new ways of smoking it all the time, it was like ” hey, try a gravity bong” or “try this thing that has a motor on it that comes out of here…” and I’m like, “I haven’t tried that yet!”

Bill Maher: I have to hang out with you more! What is a gravity bong?

Billie Joe Armstrong: You never had a gravity bong hit before!

Bill Maher: Is that where you’re upside down?

Billie Joe Armstrong: No, you take like a two liter bottle…and you fill this bucket up full of water, and then you put a bowel on top of it and then you stand up and light it and push down and then

the entire two liter bottle or whatever gallon thing you want it goes down and fills up with smoke…and then you bring it back up—oh no it goes the other way around—it goes back up and then you push down and it shoots it straight into your lungs and you’re completely f*cked for a week.

Bill Maher: I didn’t know that.

It’s interesting that the guy who penned brain stew is able to admit that he’s got a bucket filled with it sloshing around in the cavity above his neck—on national television—yet he feels perfectly at ease spouting public policy pronouncements from the microphone (when a Republican is in office).

How can a guy who admits to having been “f*cked up” for a week at a time get up on stage with a straight face and try and convince legions of kids that the worldview he adheres to is the properly charted path the American people should take. How can someone who spent a huge portion of his adult life looking for ways to get high be so cocksure? I don’t know. It’s just sad that during the Bush years Billie thought he was “speaking truth to power,” when in reality all that was coming out of his mouth was stink breath.

What’s worse, with a name like “Green Day” you would think they would have some really great drug-anthems. Billie may have sold millions of albums, but when it comes to drugs he takes a back seat to classics by Bad Ronald.

I’m getting a little depressed with this next generation of liberals. American Idiots like you and me have to school them on the public policy front and knowledge of drug-ditties. Maybe Jason Mattera was right: our generation has a bunch of Obama Zombies littering the landscape, listening to Afroman, high on self-esteem but low on knowledge.

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Green Day’s Billie Joe Armstrong: Jesus of Suburban Hot Topic Shoppers.

Whenever I look at this blog’s visitors, it always surprises me how many people still read a post of mine titled: Billie Joe Armsrong: American Idiot, Sunshine Patriot, or Both? It must have struck a chord (perhaps one of the four Green Days plays over and over and over, albeit really well?). Who knows. But it seems there are a lot of people out there coming to the same conclusions I do about Billie, although perhaps The Killers’ Brandon Flowers was the first high-profile musician to do it:

“You have Green Day and American Idiot. Where do they film their DVD? In England. “A bunch of kids screaming ‘I don’t want to be an American idiot’ – I saw it as a very negative thing towards Americans. It really lit a fire in me. “You have the right to say what you want to say and what you want to write about, and I’m sure they meant it in the same way that Bruce Springsteen meant Born in the USA and it was taken wrongly, but I was really offended when I saw them do that.” “To go to a place like England or Germany and sing that song (American Idiot) – those kids aren’t taking it the same way that he meant it. And he (frontman BILLIE JOE ARMSTRONG) knew it.”

Is it me, or did Brandon Flowers just take out “Glass Joe” like Little Mac on steroids? That one had to leave a mark…

"Glass Joe" (aka: Jesus of Suburban Hot Topic Shoppers), TKO'd by Brandon Flowers of The Killers.

Billie Joe knows exactly what he’s doing, which is why it’s annoying that in his mind the US military is only legitimate when all branches apparently become support for Coast Guard humanitarian missions; (otherwise they’re just mindless drones suckered into enlisting by the big bad Bush-Hitler and predestined to die a needless death, a 21-Gun salute to remember them by?)

If you’re not familiar with Green Day you might wonder what Jesus of Suburbia is all about. I’d say, skip that question for now, because the more interesting observation is that Billie Joe seems to think he’s Jesus of Suburban Hot Topic Shoppers whose lives are so comfortable that they have to create things to be angry about.

Perhaps this blog post is a bit pre-mature, as Billie will be appearing on Real Time with Bill Maher…or was that Real Time with Guy Who Gets Paid to Belch Intellectual Bile? Either way, I’ll be watching. And then writing, because right now we haven’t heard too much from Billie Joe since Barack Obama’s nomination left a lump in his throat. Oh wait, we do have this little gem:

“I am optimistic, as long as these right-wing conservative a**holes don’t try to ruin things for people — like throwing around ideas that we’re headed for a socialist government. Which, the way they’re throwing it around, they don’t even know what socialism really is.”

Hmmm…perhaps I’m just a “right wing a**hole,” but I’d say the government taking control of one-sixth of the US economy in one fell swoop is pretty darn close to what conservatives said would happen if he was elected.

When you go on Maher’s show to wax political, Billie, just remember that at one time you understood that it was you who happened to be the basket case. Word for the wise: You still are. Only now, you think you’re Jesus of Suburbia…

Leave the reform up to people who actually know what they’re talking about and stick to being a punk, because that’s what you’re good at.

Students’ Obama Hangover Sadder Than P-Funk All Star Followers in a Diaper.

American and Howard University Students’ Obama Hangover Sadder Than George Clinton (or Gary Shider) followers in a Diaper.

It turns out the kids at American and Howard University are not all right, (or if you prefer, all right).

“[Funk the War] is youth and students coming together for a mobile dance party to show that we’re in a “bad romance” with the Obama administration and the U.S. government,” said Brian Menifee, a sophomore at Howard University who helped organize the event.

Is anyone other than these clowns surprised that individuals who would title their event “Funk the War” are also gullible enough to believe a guy who makes Youtube Diplomacy a serious building block of his foreign-policy house (of cards)? We’ve all seen how it’s working out for him…

And is anyone other than your friendly neighborhood conservative and his amazing friends surprised that the same liberal kiddies who claim to “support the troops” have resorted to the ol’ tried-and-true  “show them you love them by smashing in their windows with yellow paint cans,” valentine?

Protesters were shouting, “Who do you protect? Who do you serve?” and started to go into another chant when the sound of shattering glass stopped them. A large yellow splatter of paint then appeared on one of the windows of the recruitment center.

I guess this is to be expected by the geniuses who hone their foreign policy chops by listening to sunshine patriots like Billie Joe Armstrong, Sum 41, NOFX, and other faux-intellectual artists that lace their lyrics with hopeandchange vagueness high on self-righteousness and low on specifics.

During graduate school (at American University) I tried to tell the kids they would be left feeling unsatisfied with the snake oil President Obama was selling.

Now that you’re down from your “day dream high,” how about taking a second look at conservatism? Or just smash in another recruitment window… Who’s the “American Idiot” again, Billie Joe? I can wait to see the temper tantrums when this healthcare boondoggle blows up in their face, either through electoral losses…or decreased access and quality down the road.

Next time you fools put on a “funk” protest, at least channel a little George Clinton. Then I can watch it all from a Five Guys and ask, “Do Fries Go With That Shake?”

UPDATE: I’ve been informed that Google image searching for George Clinton actually provided me with an image of aging P-Funk All Star Gary Shider (who has collaborated with Clinton on numerous occasions). Sorry for the error. I was busy taking orders from my Jewish overlords and made a sloppy mistake. I hope my liberal critics can now rest easy before they attack another recruiter’s office with paint cans and Ward Churchill-inspired rhetoric.

Billie Joe Armstrong: American Idiot, Sunshine Patriot, or Both?

It’s been some time since Green Day used anti-Americanism as a vehicle to fill their pockets “bravely” stood up to George Bush and single handedly saved the nation.  Some might be confused as to how the same guy who saved the First Amendment from Bush and Co. did so when his own definition of free speech mirrors Mahmoud Ahmadinejad:

Word leaked out that they were making a rock opera. “I looked on the message board,” says Armstrong, “and some kids thought we were crazy. It’s like, ‘Fuck it, take the message board down,’ (Rolling Stone Magazine).

Don’t worry about it. The fact that Billie Joe Egoweak Armstrong turns into a Communist China censorship cop in the face of pimply criticism has nothing to do with his ability to liberate a nation from redneck, racist, homophobic bigots.

What made Billie Joe so “brave” back in the day? Apparently, wanting to choke people he disagreed with politically:

“…frontman BILLIE JOE ARMSTRONG would throttle US President GEORGE W BUSH if the two were left alone together – and he’d enjoy doing it.”

Like the first example, don’t let Armstrong’s tinctures of real life dictators, despots, and the their sadistic offspring fool you. He’s a patriot, which this blog intends to demonstrate.

For instance, have you heard about Green Day’s new rock opera lampooning the Obama administration for not closing Guantanamo Bay? Have you read the lyrics for “American Idiot II”, in which Armstrong goes full-anthem over Obama’s tacit approval of torture, Cheney-style? And have you heard the chord arrangement that screams Hulk-Green rage over our current War-monger in Chief?

No? Well, truth be told…neither have I.

Maybe he’s working on a musical to Chol-hwan Kang’s haunting portrayal of life inside North Korea’s modern day gulags in Aquariums of Pyongyang, but something inside says “don’t hold your breath.”

Billie Joe Armstrong: sunshine patriot. Somewhere, Thomas Paine is nodding his head in agreement.

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