Being Melissa Etheridge

There are 104 comments on the Lowell Sun story from Jul 17, 2008, titled Being Melissa Etheridge. In it, Lowell Sun reports that:

Cancer has made Melissa Etheridge a better singer. "I am stronger, healthier, and overall happier," said the raspy voiced crooner on the phone last week.

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aces

Billerica, MA

#1 Jul 20, 2008
Her performance was outstanding. She's a big-hearted, larger-than-life dynamo. I love her music and her voice. My husband and I are both fans.

Anyone who can stare down cancer in the eye and say "you aren't going to take me down" is number 1 in my book.

I lost a sister to pancreatic cancer, she was one of Melissa's greatest fans.

Even with a cold last night she rocked the house.
Wondering

Walpole, MA

#3 Jul 20, 2008
I think she's very talented. We went to her first concert in Lowell and she's a great performer but I have to agree with Proud Grandma, too many lesbian comments between songs. My son warned us that we might be uncomfortable with the people her show will draw. It was different but we focused on the music. We still ended up leaving a little early though. Four young women getting intimate with each other were sitting in front of us and the gay comments on top of it got my wife to suggest that we leave. We did.
haha

Brattleboro, VT

#4 Jul 20, 2008
Proud Grandma wrote:
I think she is an awful person. It is sad that she had cancer but I have to say, promoting the lesbian lifestyle is just awful. What an obscene and gross person. I am glad my grandkids are too young to have even heard of her and her awful message.
No one told you she was gay before you went? Maybe you should check that out before you go out again, ya know, make sure the waitress at the restuarant isnt gay, the gas station attendant isnt gay, the grocery clerk isnt gay...... I think her message was about cancer, not lesbian lifestyles, pay attention next time.
Groton Mom Lowell Teacher

Pepperell, MA

#5 Jul 20, 2008
That is a very close-minded & rude comment Grandma! Who cares what someone's sexual preference is! We are all the same!!
Proud Grandma wrote:
I think she is an awful person. It is sad that she had cancer but I have to say, promoting the lesbian lifestyle is just awful. What an obscene and gross person. I am glad my grandkids are too young to have even heard of her and her awful message.
Groton Mom Lowell Teacher

Pepperell, MA

#6 Jul 20, 2008
You are so right "haha" & good points you made to Grandma. Jeez, some people really should think before they type the things they do. WHO CARES WHO IS GAY/STRAIGHT etc - everyone has the freedom of choice!!
haha wrote:
<quoted text>No one told you she was gay before you went? Maybe you should check that out before you go out again, ya know, make sure the waitress at the restuarant isnt gay, the gas station attendant isnt gay, the grocery clerk isnt gay...... I think her message was about cancer, not lesbian lifestyles, pay attention next time.
kathy

Windham, NH

#7 Jul 20, 2008
Groton Mom Lowell Teacher wrote:
You are so right "haha" & good points you made to Grandma. Jeez, some people really should think before they type the things they do. WHO CARES WHO IS GAY/STRAIGHT etc - everyone has the freedom of choice!!
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I care who is gay or straight, I dont want my kids around them.
Wondering

Walpole, MA

#8 Jul 20, 2008
Groton Mom Lowell Teacher wrote:
That is a very close-minded & rude comment Grandma! Who cares what someone's sexual preference is! We are all the same!!
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I have to disagree. When I was in the audience I didn't feel the same. I like Willie Nelson too and saw him at the Auditorium. No one was rubbing the thigh of a same sex friend in front of us. No young women were cleaning their girfriend's ears with their tounge. There was one guy that was drunk, he was removed from his seat because he was extremely loud and obnoxious. They didn't toss him out but he had to sit next to a cop.

Willie = good time.
Melissa = weird time.
Proud Grandma

Simsbury, CT

#9 Jul 20, 2008
haha wrote:
<quoted text>No one told you she was gay before you went?
Hey Dummy, I never said I went!! I wouldn't go so a dyke perform. I don't need to see lesbians in the audience getting to second base either. She is a filthy sinner and you better believe that she will be going below to somewhere hot once she dies.
Disgusted American

Lowell, MA

#10 Jul 20, 2008
Groton Mom Lowell Teacher wrote:
You are so right "haha" & good points you made to Grandma. Jeez, some people really should think before they type the things they do. WHO CARES WHO IS GAY/STRAIGHT etc - everyone has the freedom of choice!!
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I like a lot of Melissa Ethridge tunes and her sexual preference doesn't offend me or have anything to do with anything, other than her choice of who she wants to have sex with.
I would like to know why you find it necessary to let everyone know your teaching our children when you post to a thread that deals with alternative sexuality. Is it a in your face kind of thing?
Pete

West Newbury, MA

#11 Jul 20, 2008
Groton Mom Lowell Teacher wrote:
That is a very close-minded & rude comment Grandma! Who cares what someone's sexual preference is! We are all the same!!
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You are correct. No one should really cares about someone's sexual preference so why does Ethridge have to keep reminding us about hers. She whould just sing her songs and spare us the details about her private life
Groton Mom Lowell Teacher

Pepperell, MA

#12 Jul 20, 2008
No I don't see how it could be an "in your face" kind of thing.?? This is the name I chose when I was commenting on a school-related Sun article and just did not changed it for this "Melissa" article. That's all!!
Disgusted American wrote:
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I like a lot of Melissa Ethridge tunes and her sexual preference doesn't offend me or have anything to do with anything, other than her choice of who she wants to have sex with.
I would like to know why you find it necessary to let everyone know your teaching our children when you post to a thread that deals with alternative sexuality. Is it a in your face kind of thing?
Disgusted American

Lowell, MA

#13 Jul 20, 2008
Groton Mom Lowell Teacher wrote:
No I don't see how it could be an "in your face" kind of thing.?? This is the name I chose when I was commenting on a school-related Sun article and just did not changed it for this "Melissa" article. That's all!!
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I was just curious. Seeing how it would tend to irritate parents with strong religious beliefs, I figured it was an oversight or a shot.
Ahead of the Dead

Lowell, MA

#14 Jul 20, 2008
Groton Mom Lowell Teacher wrote:
You are so right "haha" & good points you made to Grandma. Jeez, some people really should think before they type the things they do. WHO CARES WHO IS GAY/STRAIGHT etc - everyone has the freedom of choice!!
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Everyone has the freedom of choice!!
To be Straight.
Proud Grandma

Simsbury, CT

#15 Jul 20, 2008
You people are all stupid. I'm not a grandma. I'm a teen. My friends told me to check out the Lowell Sun boards. They said it is a bunch of old people who love to fight. Thye also said it is a bunch of racist homophobes too. They are right on all counts.

I posted that retarded thing above hoping that people would call me out on it. Hardly anyone did. Wow, the old generation is just so out of it.
Ahead of the Dead

Lowell, MA

#16 Jul 21, 2008
"a bunch of racist homophobes "

A term that can be associated with being initiated by a Bigoted Psychiatrist who tends to operate to molest the soul of the doubtful patient who attends services at their offices.

An effective retaliation - The Holstered Man and Woman.
An effective resistance - The Court Officer who walks them out of the Courtroom for their crimes against the People of who support the Laws of Man and Woman.
Groton Mom Lowell Teacher

Pepperell, MA

#17 Jul 21, 2008
That's sad that is all you have to do with your time. We aren't stupid for calling you "Grandma" it's in your name!! You can say anything you want here, some peopel may take your bait and argue with you but most of the rest of us won't. Sorry your summer is so boring. Maybe if you were a nice enough person, people would spend time with you instead of you coming here to vent anger from all your deep rooted issues.
:-)
Proud Grandma wrote:
You people are all stupid. I'm not a grandma. I'm a teen. My friends told me to check out the Lowell Sun boards. They said it is a bunch of old people who love to fight. Thye also said it is a bunch of racist homophobes too. They are right on all counts.
I posted that retarded thing above hoping that people would call me out on it. Hardly anyone did. Wow, the old generation is just so out of it.
rubberneck

Randolph, MA

#19 Jul 21, 2008
Come to my window I'll be home soon...

Since: Sep 07

Lowell

#20 Jul 21, 2008
kathy wrote:
<quoted text>I care who is gay or straight, I dont want my kids around them.
Okay then Kathy, don't go to the mall, the bank, they gym, etc.. Just leave the kiddies in the house so they are "safe" from "those" gays!! God knows you don't want your kiddies to catch "gay." When I travel, I bring my anti-gay spray with me when my son and I leave the house...Seems to have worked so far.

Since: Sep 07

Lowell

#21 Jul 21, 2008
Proud Grandma wrote:
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Hey Dummy, I never said I went!! I wouldn't go so a dyke perform. I don't need to see lesbians in the audience getting to second base either. She is a filthy sinner and you better believe that she will be going below to somewhere hot once she dies.
Well, she is a filthy rich "filthy sinner."

Since: Sep 07

Lowell

#22 Jul 21, 2008
Proud Grandma wrote:
You people are all stupid. I'm not a grandma. I'm a teen. My friends told me to check out the Lowell Sun boards. They said it is a bunch of old people who love to fight. Thye also said it is a bunch of racist homophobes too. They are right on all counts.
I posted that retarded thing above hoping that people would call me out on it. Hardly anyone did. Wow, the old generation is just so out of it.
Go away little one!!

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