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    Re: ‘Burn a Bush’? Michelle Obama invites rapper Common to a poetry reading

    Quote Originally Posted by Kandahar View Post
    Eric Clapton sang about shooting the sheriff. Freddie Mercury sang about putting a gun against a man's head and pulling the trigger. John Lennon sang that a girl should run for her life if he ever caught her with another man. Stephen Tyler sang about a girl shooting her abusive father and throwing him in front of a train. Sorry, you fail.
    Common's lyrics are about real people. Not a sheriff, a girl..

    The Obama's have every right to have him to the WH. It's all our House, including his.

    However, I'd prefer a president who didn't invite people like that.
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    Re: ‘Burn a Bush’? Michelle Obama invites rapper Common to a poetry reading

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    You missed the joke, no worries.

    It's funny, I don't have a problem with the president doing whatever he wants for fun as long as no one gets hurt. I prefer to get upset about things that actually ****ing matter, not whine about trivial ****. I did not care when Bush for example took vacations, and felt those who whined about it where being stupid. I did not care when Reagan took his wife out to dinner, and think those who complained about it, or Obama taking his wife out, are being stupid. I did not bitch that Barbara Bush was not constantly in the news working on big issues because she was under no obligation to.

    We have had threads now bitching and whining about Michelle Obama's shoes, her going into town, he going on a date with her husband, her staff, her garden, he weight, and he choice in music. The threads speak far more about those who would actually whine about these things than it does about the first lady.
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    Re: ‘Burn a Bush’? Michelle Obama invites rapper Common to a poetry reading

    Tone Def Poetry Jam - Lyrics Controversy - The Daily Show with Jon Stewart - 05/11/11 - Video Clip | Comedy Central
    I'm with Stewart on this one. Some conservatives are so desperate to bash this president they'd rather just lie and act offended at lyrics that they wouldn't even blink an eye at if it were a conservative saying.

    It's sad and pathetic.
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    Re: ‘Burn a Bush’? Michelle Obama invites rapper Common to a poetry reading

    Quote Originally Posted by rocket88 View Post
    Gotta watch out for those people exercising their First Amendment rights. Could be dangerous....
    I know, right?

    I listened to the three talking heads - Rush, Hannity and Levin (guest host yesterday anyway) talk about this and my first thought was have they ever listened to any of his music besides the one or two songs they derailed in each show segment?

    Then I thought, "what a contradiction...the defenders of freedom of speech and liberty denoucing an music entertainer and they don't even know what peotry he's going to read." I've listened to some of Common's music; believe me I've heard worse.

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    Re: ‘Burn a Bush’? Michelle Obama invites rapper Common to a poetry reading

    Why do so many people not understand music?

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    Re: ‘Burn a Bush’? Michelle Obama invites rapper Common to a poetry reading

    Quote Originally Posted by roughdraft274 View Post
    Tone Def Poetry Jam - Lyrics Controversy - The Daily Show with Jon Stewart - 05/11/11 - Video Clip | Comedy Central
    I'm with Stewart on this one. Some conservatives are so desperate to bash this president they'd rather just lie and act offended at lyrics that they wouldn't even blink an eye at if it were a conservative saying.

    It's sad and pathetic.
    that is just the second portion, the first portion that leads into it is here:

    Tone Def Poetry Jam - The Daily Show with Jon Stewart - 05/11/11 - Video Clip | Comedy Central
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    Re: ‘Burn a Bush’? Michelle Obama invites rapper Common to a poetry reading

    Quote Originally Posted by Kali View Post
    Ronald Regan invited Eazy E to the White House. Were you mad about that too?

    Gonna point this out in other thread too if it has not already been pointed out.
    Quote Originally Posted by Centrist77 View Post
    Yeah I saw that, just goes to show you, even though I knew before hand, that amount of ignorance, bias and hypocrisy there is in crying over meaningless things like this are made of. Its astonishing how in the dark and partasin people can be at times and are totally blind to the fact. Hell just read these thread, anybody smart and objective just laughs and then feels sorry for those types of people, then maybe laughs again
    Only goes to reiterate - we Americans tend to have very short memories. Either that or we turn a blind eye when "our guy" occupies the White House, but complain heavily when "there guy" gets there. How hypocritical of both sides really, but in this case it's those on the Right who need the reminder that their guy once invited someone of questionable musical taste to the White House at one time or another. What gives them any more cause to condemn Common's attendance than to embrace Easy-E's?

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    Re: ‘Burn a Bush’? Michelle Obama invites rapper Common to a poetry reading

    Can't have that evil man going to the white house. I mean...look at him:

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    Re: ‘Burn a Bush’? Michelle Obama invites rapper Common to a poetry reading

    Quote Originally Posted by theplaydrive View Post
    Why do so many people not understand music?
    Perhaps because as we get older our taste and sense of morality changes and we forget that music is the ultimate form of verbal expression. A song can be about almost anything - love, hate, sex, crime, violence (against women, children, other nations, other religions, people in general), injustice (where rap music tends to hit home in most urban areas). While not a real fan of rap music, I have taken the time to listen to various rap artists, and I have to admit once you get past the profanity there's usually a positive message somewhere in most rap songs - not all, but most. I mean, even Eminem hit on the problems he had in overcoming poverty and stereo-typical behavior in his song, "Lose Yourself" which won him a Grammy.

    So, not all rap music is bad. Most of it is very insightful. Frankly speaking, rap music today is what hard rock-N-roll was yesterday - the new battle cry for what the youth of today view as problems facing many of us today. But like hard rock, rap music does have it's dark and sinister side. You just have to weed out the bad and try to find the good. Regardless, music is free speech on the grandest of scales and rap music (second only to country music, IMHO) tells the greatest stories on life and love beyond all other genre of music.
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    Re: ‘Burn a Bush’? Michelle Obama invites rapper Common to a poetry reading

    Quote Originally Posted by rocket88 View Post
    Gotta watch out for those people exercising their First Amendment rights. Could be dangerous....
    Oh... they can say what they like, that is their right, but don't expect a WH invitation... but this is another type of WH.

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