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

    First Lady Michelle Obama has scheduled a poetry evening for Wednesday, and she’s invited several poets, including a successful Chicago poet and rapper, Lonnie Rashid Lynn, Jr., AKA “Common.” However, Lynn is quite controversial, in part because his poetry includes threats to shoot police and at least one passage calling for the “burn[ing]” of then-President George W. Bush.

    Back in 2003, First Lady Laura Bush held a poetry evening, and she invited several poets to reprise the work of Emily Dickinson, Langston Hughes and Walt Whitman.

    Read more: Michelle Obama | Burn Bush | Poetry | The Daily Caller
    It's idiotic to put it mildly, but it seems Michelle is doing her part to secure their base for 2012.

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

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

    Gotta watch out for those people exercising their First Amendment rights. Could be dangerous....

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

    Michelle Obama seems to be more worried about being a celebrity, dancing, having parties, showing off her chiseled arms and reading poetry with rappers than anything else. As Laura Ingraham said today, she just looks unserious.


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

    I don't have a problem with it and am a huge Common fan He is a wordmaster and a skilled poet.
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    Re: ‘Burn a Bush’? Michelle Obama invites rapper Common to a poetry reading

    Now what would be funny if she invited Ice-T and Bodycount to perform "Cop Killer" now that would be funny.


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

    Quote Originally Posted by Mellie View Post
    Michelle Obama seems to be more worried about being a celebrity, dancing, having parties, showing off her chiseled arms and reading poetry with rappers than anything else. As Laura Ingraham said today, she just looks unserious.
    Confirmation bias driven by partisan ideology. Next month you'll be complaining about how she's always getting involved in our FREEEDOMS by trying to promote healthy habits in children.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
    Now what would be funny if she invited Ice-T and Bodycount to perform "Cop Killer" now that would be funny.
    I have always felt bad about the coverage that song got. First off, it was not an "Ice-T" song, nor was it, as most people believe, a rap song. It was a song done by Bodycount(a metal band fronted and formed by Ice-T), from an album that portrayed the attitudes of inner city youths. This is something any number of bands have done and still do to this day, portraying attitudes that they do not agree with by doing songs from the point of view of those with that attitude. One classic example is the song "Jordan Minnesota" by Big Black, which tells the story of 5 year old children being sexually molested by their school teachers, and tells it from the point of view of one of those teachers. Like "Cop Killer" it is actually more effective for being from their point of view.
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    Re: ‘Burn a Bush’? Michelle Obama invites rapper Common to a poetry reading

    Quote Originally Posted by Mellie View Post
    Michelle Obama seems to be more worried about being a celebrity, dancing, having parties, showing off her chiseled arms and reading poetry with rappers than anything else. As Laura Ingraham said today, she just looks unserious.
    Quote Originally Posted by Mellie View Post
    Weird how the "stay out of my body" people are all for the government telling them what to put IN their body.
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    Here are my thoughts on the topic:

    People are fat because they CHOOSE to be. Everyone knows that broccoli is good for you and Cheetos aren't. We don't need to be educated on healthy choices. It's common sense.

    It's not the federal government's job to say "Hey, you really should eat healthy and exercise for the betterment of yourself." NAAAAHHH, REALLY? Gee, I wouldn't have known that if some beaurocrat hadn't told me. Spending millions and billions of dollars on programs to ENCOURAGE eating healthy is a waste of money, IMHO. People are already aware of what is healthy and what isn't. It's a matter of CHOICE.

    Now then, I do agree that schools should serve healthy food. There doesn't need to be soda machines or vending machines of any kind at school. The school lunch should be healthy and not loaded with carbs like most school lunches I've seen are. However, I'll give you a dollar if you can get more then 10% of third graders to eat their peas on their tray.

    I'm also a HUGE advocate for health education in schools: weighing in, physical tests, P.E. structured more toward fitness than playing games, etc.
    Here are Mellie's thoughts on Michelle Obama and her obesity campaign. One minute? Big government. Now? "Unserious". She's quite the politically dyslexic Beck follower if you've ever seen one.

    Oh and btw unserious is not even a ****ing word.
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    Re: ‘Burn a Bush’? Michelle Obama invites rapper Common to a poetry reading

    Why do conservatives think she is less than serious? Could it be from reading their own threads? http://www.debatepolitics.com/genera...ng-weight.html

    "She is so superficial and shallow people actually made threads complaining about her weight". Though come to think about it, this thread is almost as stupid and incredibly hackish as the one I linked in this post.
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