May 31, 2010

A Gene Simmons Tribute To The US Military
— LauraW

Couple years old but new to me. Wow, these guys and gals look like they had a great time.

Thanks to Tom M! And thanks to Mr. Simmons. That was way wicked cool.

Posted by: LauraW at 01:52 PM | Comments (71)
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1 Damn, got something in my eye.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at May 31, 2010 01:59 PM (9Lm5R)

2 That was great ! Thanks LauraW :-)

Posted by: Noah Bawdy at May 31, 2010 01:59 PM (1WKuC)

3

I saw this first a  couple of years ago.  It's great.

Posted by: huerfano at May 31, 2010 02:01 PM (Updet)

4

 Awesome ! Thanks for posting that lauraw, never saw it before.

Posted by: Blazer at May 31, 2010 02:01 PM (t72+4)

5 I never saw it either.  Most excellent!

Posted by: Original Mikey at May 31, 2010 02:04 PM (Av4L9)

6 There should be more of this.

Posted by: TC at May 31, 2010 02:06 PM (4XzsU)

7 "From the Halls of Montezuma, to the shores of Tripoli!"

This is awesome, thanks lauraw!

Posted by: Kratos (missing from the side of Mt Olympus) at May 31, 2010 02:08 PM (c0A3e)

8 Dammit, I've got something in my eye again, too.  Thanks, lauraw, that was beautiful!

Posted by: Peaches at May 31, 2010 02:09 PM (fwW9R)

9 Neat

Posted by: Vic at May 31, 2010 02:10 PM (6taRI)

10 LauraW, what other surprises do you have in that hump?  Thanks!  This was a nice cap on a mixed-emotion day.

Posted by: RushBabe at May 31, 2010 02:11 PM (W8m8i)

11 I hadn't seen that before. Excellent!

Posted by: Bugler at May 31, 2010 02:12 PM (VXBR1)

12 Outfrigginstanding!!

Posted by: laceyunderalls at May 31, 2010 02:13 PM (XE+xJ)

13 Very nice.

Posted by: Mark in Spokane at May 31, 2010 02:13 PM (Td5hP)

14
Remember the KISS song BETH?

Whatever happened to her? Did she hear him calling?

What can we do, Beth? What can we fucking do?!?!

Posted by: Turtlewing Plover at May 31, 2010 02:17 PM (6wUpV)

15 Well done Laura W.!

Posted by: awkward davies at May 31, 2010 02:17 PM (B4e7Q)

16 That is why KISS & Gene Simmons & Paul Stanley are the Greatest American Band of all Time, They NEVER forget where they came from

Posted by: Evilpens at May 31, 2010 02:23 PM (jo1dC)

17 That made me cry ... God Bless our Troops and Israel ... we must stay strong together ... WITH OR WITHOUT OBAMA ...

Posted by: jacksontn at May 31, 2010 02:23 PM (2Lbco)

18 I wonder if Odumbos invite over to Farakahns house for a pig roast was cancelled because of the lightning?

Posted by: ziptie at May 31, 2010 02:29 PM (lLS3Y)

19

Band of Brothers is on Spike, but I am sure you all know that.

watching it makes me glad i stopped watching The Pacifc which was so crappy in comparison

Posted by: Ben at May 31, 2010 02:32 PM (DKV43)

20 i've never liked kiss, or understood why people thought they were the greatest rock and roll back ever, but this is clearly cool shit.

Posted by: Ben at May 31, 2010 02:33 PM (DKV43)

21 Fabulous.

Who knew Gene Simmons was a closet conservative?

Also... I think that's Joe F'n Perry on guitar.

An out of the closet conservative.

Posted by: shibumi at May 31, 2010 02:34 PM (OKZrE)

22

New to me too.  How cool.

 

Thanks Laura!

 

Posted by: Dave in Texas at May 31, 2010 02:34 PM (Wh0W+)

23 thank you Lauraw, Tom M and KIss!

Posted by: willow at May 31, 2010 02:35 PM (7FgWm)

24 look at how happy our troops are there,  sheesh what a job they do.

Posted by: willow at May 31, 2010 02:36 PM (7FgWm)

25 Divisive and jingoistic appeals to emotion like this make me pee.

Posted by: Ed Morrissey at May 31, 2010 02:43 PM (kgGdn)

26 Laura, that was wonderful.  Thank you.

PS Regarding 'wicked cool', are you from Meffa?

Posted by: madamex at May 31, 2010 02:46 PM (Fk8nb)

27 how does this help my fat kids marlin and sushi? it dont!

Posted by: barack obama at May 31, 2010 02:47 PM (Ax3zm)

28 Thanks LauraW. I love seeing artists supporting the troops. And God Bless Gene Simmons. A poor Israeli kid who made good in the US. Thanks for giving back. And yeah, our troops do look really happy. I've been to a few celebrity concerts overseas, and the troops were grateful, and thrilled to be remembered. Some very cherished moments!

Posted by: mokimoki at May 31, 2010 02:48 PM (IrV7s)

29 21 Fabulous. Who knew Gene Simmons was a closet conservative? Also... I think that's Joe F'n Perry on guitar. An out of the closet conservative. No that's Tommy Thayer who Plays The Ace Frehley Character in KISS Now that Ace is Back out of KISS

Posted by: Evilpens at May 31, 2010 02:50 PM (jo1dC)

30 Great video. Good stuff.

Posted by: eman at May 31, 2010 02:53 PM (kgGdn)

31 OT anybody see the Breitbart/Chuckles exchange on twitter today?

tinyurl.com/25x3833

Posted by: Blackford Oakes at May 31, 2010 03:02 PM (w9BEi)

32

21 Fabulous.

Who knew Gene Simmons was a closet conservative?

There ain't nothing closeted about Gene Simmons. If you ever listened to him being interviewed or watch his reality show then you'd know he's a Ted Nugent conservative.

Posted by: Aaron at May 31, 2010 03:09 PM (XUIJ5)

33 CNN's Rick Sanchez Goes After Glenn Beck

Posted by: newser at May 31, 2010 03:11 PM (39SGJ)

34 25
Divisive and jingoistic appeals to emotion like this make me pee.

Posted by: Ed Morrissey at May 31, 2010 07:43 PM (kgGdn)

 

Me, too.

...on a hippy.

Posted by: Aaron at May 31, 2010 03:11 PM (XUIJ5)

35

And God Bless Gene Simmons. A poor Israeli kid who made good in the US. Thanks for giving back.





Not to mention he hooked up with Shannon Tweed. If I had a nickel for every time I rubbed one out to her in a Cinemax After Dark movie in the 80's I'd own half of Silicon Valley.

Posted by: Blazer at May 31, 2010 03:14 PM (t72+4)

36 Thanks, that was great!

Posted by: OldSarg at May 31, 2010 03:16 PM (LMwmW)

37 #35  Not to mention he hooked up with Shannon Tweed. If I had a nickel for every time I rubbed one out to her in a Cinemax After Dark movie in the 80's I'd own half of Silicon Valley.

lol, I wondered when Simmon's better half would be mentioned.

Posted by: Kratos (missing from the side of Mt Olympus) at May 31, 2010 03:18 PM (c0A3e)

38 Simmons is very anti-terrorist, being an Israeli. Saw him on Hannity or O'Reilly talking about it a few years ago, back when I watched the news.

Posted by: 48%er at May 31, 2010 03:20 PM (OThQg)

39 Blazer, other than that comment you just made, You're awesome.

Posted by: willow at May 31, 2010 03:21 PM (7FgWm)

40 That bullet-proof hair Simmons has must be pretty high-maintenance.

Posted by: eman at May 31, 2010 03:21 PM (kgGdn)

41 Looks like more glorification of one of those Hollywood types that glorifies drug use and cheap sex.  You people should be ashamed of yourselves.

Posted by: MrPatheticRevere(Stick up his ass) at May 31, 2010 03:23 PM (oVQFe)

42

That bullet-proof hair Simmons has must be pretty high-maintenance.

Posted by: eman at May 31, 2010 08:21 PM (kgGdn)





I find it rather fetching.

Posted by: Darth Vader's Helmet at May 31, 2010 03:23 PM (t72+4)

43 eman,I had no idea what Simmons actually looked like until I saw this video ,  I only knew Him as the guy with the tongue.

Posted by: willow at May 31, 2010 03:25 PM (7FgWm)

44
Blazer, other than that comment you just made, You're awesome.

Posted by: willow at May 31, 2010 08:21 PM (7FgWm)








Gee, thanks.....I guess.   : )

Posted by: Darth Vader's Helmet at May 31, 2010 03:25 PM (t72+4)

45 : P

Posted by: willow at May 31, 2010 03:26 PM (7FgWm)

46 As lefties everywhere burn their KISS collections, whilst their little pointy heads explode.

Posted by: Soap MacTavish at May 31, 2010 03:26 PM (554T5)

47

sock/off

Posted by: Blazer at May 31, 2010 03:26 PM (t72+4)

48 May The Dennis bless Gene Simmons, his hair, the band, and all those who serve the Nation The Dennis loves. Dude.

Posted by: eman at May 31, 2010 03:26 PM (kgGdn)

49 eman,I had no idea what Simmons actually looked like until I saw this video , I only knew Him as the guy with the tongue. Posted by: willow willow, Simmons is one of those guys who either is a rock star or an accountant, depending on Fate.

Posted by: eman at May 31, 2010 03:30 PM (kgGdn)

50

Agree

Posted by: willow at May 31, 2010 03:31 PM (7FgWm)

51 32

21 Fabulous.

Who knew Gene Simmons was a closet conservative?

There ain't nothing closeted about Gene Simmons. If you ever listened to him being interviewed or watch his reality show then you'd know he's a Ted Nugent conservative.

Posted by: Aaron at May 31, 2010 08:09 PM (XUIJ5

He's also probably one of the greatest self promoters out there.  And definitely an unrepentant capitalist.  If he can stick his face or the KISS name on the label you can damn sure bet he's going to do it.

Posted by: buzzion at May 31, 2010 03:32 PM (oVQFe)

52 The prez and his dark rose pink power tie are speaking now on Fox.  Fox has a new box "Fox urgent"....and that is what they have labeled this speech...

I was so getting sick of those stupid pavlovian bells for every stupid damned thing that came down the pike....after a while....you ignored them and it was a joke and then you really did miss "breaking news"...real "breaking news"..

Posted by: curious at May 31, 2010 03:33 PM (p302b)

53

Gene!

Hawks!

 

Posted by: garrett at May 31, 2010 03:36 PM (HPsbD)

54 38 Simmons is very anti-terrorist, being an Israeli. Saw him on Hannity or O'Reilly talking about it a few years ago, back when I watched the news. His Mother survived a Nazi concentration camp !

Posted by: Evilpens at May 31, 2010 03:36 PM (jo1dC)

55

Guess who may be getting ready to go from the socialist model of healthcare back to the private version of it due to overwhelming cost?

If you guessed Canada, you would be correct.

How many times did we here from the left during the push for nationalized healthcare that this was the model and example we should strive for?

Its up at Drudge if anyone wants to go have a look see.

Posted by: Blazer at May 31, 2010 03:36 PM (t72+4)

56 Guess who may be getting ready to go from the socialist model of healthcare back to the private version of it due to overwhelming cost?

If you guessed Canada, you would be correct.

Oh, snap!

Posted by: Peaches at May 31, 2010 03:49 PM (fwW9R)

57 41 Looks like more glorification of one of those Hollywood types that glorifies drug use and cheap sex.  You people should be ashamed of yourselves.

Posted by: MrPatheticRevere(Stick up his ass) at May 31, 2010 08:23 PM (oVQFe)

Gene has a non-negotiable, zero-tolerance "no drugs and alcohol" contract he makes every performer sign before they work with him.

Posted by: Aaron at May 31, 2010 03:51 PM (XUIJ5)

58

That was AWESOME! Thanks so much for posting. God I love our troops!!

Happy Memorial Day.

 

Posted by: SukieTawdry at May 31, 2010 03:54 PM (A+hUh)

59 Gene Simmons is still a stud.  Good on ya, man.

Posted by: kevlarchick at May 31, 2010 03:56 PM (HbAIT)

60 Gene Simmons is an uncompromising Capitalist Patriot!!! If you saw the rest of this episode of "Family Jewels", you would have seen him getting truly emotional (me too!) during a visit to a Veterans' Hospital. It was a serious heart-felt tear-jerker.
Gene and his family have transcended the stereotypes of Hollyweird. They are good people!

Posted by: Eric Popoff at May 31, 2010 03:57 PM (Pl7mu)

61 49 Simmons is one of those guys who either is a rock star or an accountant, depending on Fate.

Posted by: eman at May 31, 2010 08:30 PM (kgGdn)

I once saw footage of an old interview of Gene in full KISS regalia during the 70's on the Mike Douglas Show. Anne Meara (wife and comedy partner of Jerry Stiller) was sitting beside him and said, "Under all that make-up and costume, I'm sure you're just a nice Jewish boy. Sorry, kid, you can't hide the hook [nose]."

Gene started laughing his ass off knowing she hit the nail on the head and he couldn't deny a single word she said.

Posted by: Aaron at May 31, 2010 04:03 PM (XUIJ5)

62 Mrs. Geezer watches his show all the time on Cable.

He seems like a pretty cool dude.

Shannon Tweed's sister got her toe broken while getting a pedicure. (WTF lol)
Gene bought the salon and fired everybody.

Posted by: Retired Geezer at May 31, 2010 04:09 PM (5qacG)

63 I loved that when I first saw it and it's still great!  Think about it...male rock stars who wear make-up are Conservative/Republican.  Gene Simmons, Alice Cooper, Marilyn Manson....

Posted by: Deanna at May 31, 2010 04:10 PM (hj1MN)

64

Simmons sings some sort of hybrid of "Caissons" and the sooper ghey "Army song" for the Army (yeah, I know the Army song is based on Caissons).

God how I hate the wretched bastardization that is "the Army song".  I honestly think there is some sort of subtle effort to destroy the Army by making it appear ridiculous.  First it was the song, then it was the beret, then the ACU which is eventually going to have to be replaced by the multicam, and now the ASU to replace the dress greens.  Is there no one working for the Department of the Army in DC with any sense of taste?

Posted by: CavMedic at May 31, 2010 04:13 PM (rYFmu)

65

Last week was hectic, but exciting.
   Mid week, Rich Abramson and I flew to meet our new potential partners in a venture that promises to change the way corporate America travels.
   Then, I flew in to San Diego and SOPHIE and I went to visit the troops at CAMP PENDLETON. Our GENE SIMMONS FAMILY JEWELS tv crews came along. Soph and I went on a helicopter, sat in very tight quarters to video simulate tank battles, went into an amphibious assault vehicle (a tank that can go on land and in water) and actually did the Marine task hurdle course.
   But the most memorable and heart wrenching part of our visit is when we visited the Long Beach Veteran's Hospital.
   We met proud vets from WWII, the Korean War, Vietnam and the Iraqi War.
   One thing each vet had in common, was humility. Not one of the vets touted themselves. Each had been wounded seriously, yet all said they would do it again.
   Our Military men and women don't do it for fame, or money.
   The least we can do, is look them in the eye and tell them what they did matters. No matter your political point of view.
   Offer a Vet your seat on the train, offer them a cup of coffee. At the very least, thrust your arm forward and shake the hand of a HERO.

<i>Gene Simmons, 2007</i>

Posted by: Sue at May 31, 2010 06:03 PM (qd3PA)

66 Many of my friends would not think this 73 year old lady watched Gene Simmons and his "Family Jewels" show, but when this ran I was watching.  It was a pleasure then and it is a pleasure now.  It sure gave me a new and added respect for Gene Simmons and what he was trying to impart to his children and ours.

Posted by: Ruth H at June 01, 2010 06:23 AM (YpblU)

67 That is great, no matter when it was taped. Gene also visits Walter Reed on a regular basis to visit our wounded warriors. Thanks for posting this Laura.

Posted by: Gray Wolf at June 01, 2010 06:39 AM (y1gF7)

68 Thanks LauraW!  That was Teh Awesome!  I'm forwarding this thread on to my fellow patriotic bitter clingers.

Posted by: runningrn at June 01, 2010 07:05 AM (CfmlF)

69 Gene Simmons Rocks- in more ways than one!

Posted by: sandi at June 01, 2010 09:37 AM (mFp4E)

70 Note to Gene: You had the wrong lyrics for the Army song. It was changed in 1956 to this:

First to fight for the right
and to build the nation's might
As the Army goes rolling along
Proud of all we have done
fighting til the battle's won
as the Army goes rolling along.
For it's hi hi hey!
The Army's on its way
Count off your cadence loud and strong!
For where 'ere we go you always know that
the Army goes rolling along.

Other than that, it was a great tribute.

Posted by: SFC MAC at June 02, 2010 04:12 AM (RPkOk)

71

hello

 

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