May 22, 2011

Gene Simmons in the news again

IN March of this year, I wrote about what Gene Simmons is doing now. He is not a man to mince his words -- from Newsbusters:
Israeli Born Kiss Star Gene Simmons on '67 Borders: 'Obama Has No F--king Idea What World is Like'
Most Americans are probably familiar with outspoken Kiss star Gene Simmons, but likely didn't know that he was born and partially raised in Israel.

With this in mind, when he was asked by CNBC's Jane Wells what he thought about President Obama's suggestion that Israel's borders be redrawn to pre-1967 levels, Simmons replied, "He has no f--king idea what the world is like because he doesn�t have to live there" (video follows with transcript and commentary):

JANE WELLS, CNBC: What do you think of President Obama�s suggestion that the borders be redrawn pre-67?

GENE SIMMONS, KISS: President Obama, I voted for an idea. What I didn�t realize what I was getting was an idealist. If you�ve never been to the moon, you can�t issue policy about the moon. You have no f�king idea what it�s like on the moon. For a president to be sitting in Washington, D.C., and saying, �Go back to your 67 borders in Israel,� how about you live there and try to defend an indefensible border nine miles wide? On one side you�ve got hundreds of millions of people who hate your guts, on the other side you�ve got the Mediterranean. Unless you control, in Israel, unless you control those Golan Heights, it�s an indefensible position.

It�s a nice idea, when you grow up you find out that life isn�t the way you imagined it, and President Obama means well. I think he�s actually a good guy. He has no f�king idea what the world is like because he doesn�t have to live there.
Nails it. There is a big gulf between community organizing and being an effective executive... Posted by DaveH at May 22, 2011 1:57 PM
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