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iPods are apparently very popular with the first family. It was revealed last year that U.S. President George W. Bush is an iPod enthusiast, and now first lady Laura Bush also discloses that she’s a member of the iPod nation. Mrs. Bush told the Washington Times that her tastes differ from her husband’s and that she currently has songs by Tina Turner and Dolly Parton on her iPod. “He likes country music a little bit more than I do, although I actually really am very fond of country music, as well,” she said. “One of the songs on my iPod that I love is Dolly Parton singing ‘Stairway to Heaven.’ So that’s sort of a combination, country and pop.” 

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21

“The point of this article is that more and more famous people (i.e. sports stars, celebrities, President/1st Lady) are jumping on the iPod bandwagon, just proving how popular it is in our pop culture.”

I could less about these types of people. Now, mentioning those in the scientist fields, math and science, chemistry, who truly add value to our lives—versus some hyped-up useless politician (they are all the same, whether Republican or Democrat), actors, other useless personalities—would be a welcome change.

Posted by FahrenheiPod 451 on January 17, 2006 at 8:25 PM (CST)

22

George Bush is better than who? His IQ is increddibly low for such a high position. Oh and Jcyea who says the USA is safe? There are stories of rape, murders and every other sort of crime on the news, ever day. And I don’t mean that lightly, I hate America so screw GWB and if we’re going to have a dictator lets at least have one thats not as smart as an ordinary civilian.

Posted by Gustav on January 17, 2006 at 9:46 PM (CST)

23

“Its not a pop song. Not even close. My god, way to insult the music industry.”

What?  Of course it is.  Pop stands for “popular” and covers everything from 50s ditties to modern country to Mariah Carey.

Way to try to insult someone while demonstrating your own ignorance.

As for the morons pretending they have a political clue…save it for Democratic Underground. This is about iPods and related products.

Posted by stark23x on January 17, 2006 at 11:41 PM (CST)

24

Comrade Gustav:

Unless English is your second language—and even if it is—I’d refrain from dissing somebody’s IQ in a rant that’s as riddled with basic misspellings as yours. It makes you look “increddibly” ignorant, “ever” time. “And I don’t mean that lightly.” Because as one great mind recently put it: “If we’re going to have a dictator, lets at least have one thats not as smart as an ordinary citizen.” Whatever the heck that means…

Posted by Random Guy on January 17, 2006 at 11:49 PM (CST)

25

Gustav - Do they have IQ tests in your country?  Or do they send you to the houses back in the Blocs and test your survival in those areas?  Anyways, way to be on a website originating in the US, about a product developed in the US, bashing the US.  Does that qualify as a target?

Posted by wefaf on January 18, 2006 at 1:36 AM (CST)

26

Good for Laura Bush!  I think everyone should have an iPod.
And Gustav, why don’t you go and tell the thousands of troops who’ve served and are serving in Iraq how much you hate this country….I’d like to see the response you’d get….

Posted by ingallspod on January 18, 2006 at 1:39 AM (CST)

27

This is not a political forum, but it’s hard to ignore the ever-increasin’ impopularity of Du(m)bya extra-USA. Maybe he’s not the best US president ever. I’m not dissin’ the USA, I’m just thinking maybe their citizens might deserve a better leader. Anyway, if a nation could sprout an Apple, it must be a great country.

(And yes, English is not my mother tongue, so sorry for grammatical/spelling errors. I’d like to see some of you write in Dutch, French German as well as English.)

Posted by Wiwo on January 18, 2006 at 7:52 AM (CST)

28

My Man Gustav…. “There are stories of rape, murders and every other sort of crime on the news, ever day.” Yada Yada Yada…. and every President in histoy have had this…. Since when does it become the President’s fault for this… It is sorry when many Bush-Bashers, probably won’t mine if Saddam had an iPod, but our President…

Posted by jcyea on January 18, 2006 at 8:23 AM (CST)

29

Hmm note how everyone is talking about the first lady with an iPod and so on because she has an iPod. I bet if she has a Sony NW-E507 no body would give a s*it about it!
By evoGage on 01.17.06 at 10:14 AM


That’s becuase no one gives a sh!t about the Sony NW-E507.  Except for maybe a loser like yourself.

Posted by JC on January 18, 2006 at 12:42 PM (CST)

30

hahah, seems like all you anti patriots are attacking our president because he uses an ipod. well, if you don’t like it you can always move back to where you came from. to tell you the truth, i feel disgraced that “you

Posted by Peachey on January 18, 2006 at 1:47 PM (CST)

31

Why doesn’t iLounge just stop making posts about politicians?

Posted by Lily on January 18, 2006 at 2:36 PM (CST)

32

“Why doesn’t iLounge just stop making posts about politicians?”

Would seem to be the most prudent course of action in my mind.

Whether I am right in an objective sense, I can’t find the distinction between these “harmless” stories about the current administration and their iPods and posting analogous stories about Gary Ridgway.

Posted by Code Monkey in Midstate New York on January 18, 2006 at 3:07 PM (CST)

33

Oh, ok, so you say “if don´t like our President, you are an against america, and the troops that proudly served…” blah, blah, blah..bullshit

After all, GB is not the only dumb in America
This guy is not qualified for the job, is not even a decent person in any way you look at it; It´s sick, you impeach Clinton for an affaire and let GB lie to you,behave like a dictator, kill innocent people for economic interests..every time you “patriotic” fellas defend this guy you put a great country at his height.

Now lets plug our iPods and listen to Dolly Parton or Whatever;)

Posted by Lope on January 18, 2006 at 4:06 PM (CST)

34

Why doesn’t iLounge just stop making posts about politicians?

It would seem the usual dividing line is centered on the word ‘iPod’. If it’s there, it’s “all the (iPod) news that’s fit to post”.

As for Republicans holding office in 2400…well since I plan on being VERY dead by then, I would surmise that I won’t rightly care about such trivial earthly musings. But considering my OWN Republican past, that would indeed be great for the GOP, even if I feel that D.C. is about as scum-of-the-earth as they come, for EITHER party.  Assuming of course that the world isn’t all owned and controlled by China and India by then.

AND as long as the self-righteous, born-again zealots aren’t leading the charge. With their iPods.

Posted by flatline response on January 18, 2006 at 4:17 PM (CST)

35

I’m not a fan of far right Republicans or George Bush, and I suspect that the stories that he and Mrs Bush have iPods have been used to make him seem cool and to win him some cheap popularity. So what? That’s the way politics and the media operate now.

And like it or not, this is iPod related news.

And GWB does have and does use an iPod, and it’s nice to think that he and I have something in common - that we both use music to ‘tune out’ and relax when we exercise.

GWB and I have something in common…..  that’s a start on the road towards mutual understanding and respect.

To those on the liberal side of the spectrum, and to those who have been scandalised by the war in Iraq I’d make a simple plea. Let’s never make the mistake of judging America or Americans through the prism of George Bush or the Republican right, and let’s try not to be black and white about it.

There’s much to admire even in right wing republicans - whose decency and patriotism may sometimes be misguided but which is always admirable.

To those on the right, don’t assume that you’re any more American or any more patriotic than those who believe that GWB is a traitor to the ideals that made America great. Liberty and freedom of speech for all, remember?

Peace and love, man!

Posted by Jackonicko on January 18, 2006 at 7:59 PM (CST)

36

To those on the right, don’t assume that you’re any more American or any more patriotic than those who believe that GWB is a traitor to the ideals that made America great. Liberty and freedom of speech for all, remember?

More Patriotic, well we feel so.

Traitor to the ideals that made america great? well let me just say that if GWB was not president, we would have had more terrorism in your own backyard than you care to visualize, the democrats are not really focused on building a good military, they just look for the easy way out..

Long live the republican party, and may they all enjoy their American Ipods.

Posted by gwb on January 18, 2006 at 11:12 PM (CST)

37

I bet she has 1 song and it is Banned In The U.S.A. by 2 live crew!

Posted by bond2kill on January 19, 2006 at 6:28 PM (CST)

38

that article made me throw up, no joke.

“I couldn’t give a rat’s @ss about what is on the president and first lady’s iPod.  In fact, stories like this make me want to sell my iPod.”

couldnt have said it better myself.

STAIRWAY TO HEAVEN?! BY DOLLY PARTON?!?! POP COUNTRY?!?! wow i feel like offing myself

Posted by mattttt to the maxxx on January 21, 2006 at 4:40 PM (CST)

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