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Of course there are other instances of ridiculousness that have made me a little upset. Let's not forget the whole questioning of the president's religion in a country that's purposely secular. Why should anyone care about what religion the president practices when this country has made a big deal about the fact that we're free to believe whatever we want to believe spiritually? The answer to that is because this president happens to be different from the other ones. How else could you end up with conspiracies of him being a radical Muslim that pals around with terrorists and a follower of black liberation theology which happens to only be found inside of Christianity? Also,the fact that he could possibly be a Muslim(he isn't) is being used as some sort of a bad thing is an explosion of bigotry and racism. Why is equating the president being Muslim to him being a horrible person and possibly a terrorist an explosion of racist bigotry? Well,I'd ask anyone who happens to read this to close their eyes and see what image pops up first when they think of a Muslim. I bet that image wont be a guy that looks like Dirk Nowitzki. The image you're seeing is probably Osama Bin Laden or if you have a less Steve King-like view the image you're seeing is probably a random middle easterner or Dawud Walid. And then there's the never ending issue of where the president was born. People refuse to believe that this president was born in America despite his birth certificate being publicly available for years and even a newspaper article that tells of his birth in Hawaii the same week that he was born. Even today we still have people who believe that he was born in Kenya despite this overwhelming,50 year old evidence that makes them look like complete idiots. Even more shocking is that I know that most people don't know where John McCain,the man that Obama beat to become president was even born at. I don't even think they care. Oh and if you did want to know,John McCain was born in Panama. Between this bullshit,the new plan to make the president look like a black militant,the Trayvon Martin case and my own life,I've kinda had it with the dumber class of people in this country. I pray that one day we as a country can stop being so stupid and focus on the things that really matter such as making sure everyone in this country is healthy and educated. It probably wont happen for a long time but until then we can still pretend that all men are created equal while continuing to treat everyone unequally. Of course this whole thing was a waste of time because I'm sure someone is gonna tell me that it isn't really racist until the word nigger gets thrown around a few times.
Tuesday, May 15, 2012
I completely forgot to post this earlier but this is actually big news. If you were online earlier you may have read about Jay Z putting together a large music festival scheduled to take place later this year in Philadelphia. So far they haven't announced the entire lineup of acts that will be joining Jay at the festival but it is sure to be a huge deal by the time it gets here. What we do know is that Jay has invited the president to show up at the "Made in America" festival. Also,we know that Jay Z stands behind the president on his decision to endorse gay marriage. In fact he had a lot to say about the issue as you'll see in the video below.
“I’ve always thought it as something that was still holding the country back. What people do in their own homes is their business and you can choose to love whoever you love. That’s their business. It's no different than discriminating against blacks. It’s discrimination plain and simple...I think it's the right thing to do, so whether it costs him votes or not - again, it's not about votes. It's about people. It's the right thing to do as a human being.” - Jay Z
Wednesday, May 9, 2012
There is pretty much nothing this week that'll top whats going on in these videos. If you somehow missed it today,the president came out in support of gay marriage. This is a huge stand to take for a man who's a devout Christian,the current president and currently running to be reelected as president. This may cost him a few votes with people more religious than I am but this will probably win him a lot of votes with people who believe that everyone should have the same inalienable rights as Americans regardless of their sexuality. I commend the president on letting his view on this evolve to the point that he's now on the right side of history. Click on the videos to see him come out in support of gay marriage. Click on the pic to see that there are already tumblr pages celebrating the president's announcement.
UPDATE: In the first 90 minutes after announcing his support of gay marriage,the president has raised over 1 million dollars on his campaign website from a flood of small donations.
Tuesday, May 8, 2012
It's been a while since I've featured my favorite congresswoman/reason for the site's name on this site but today is as good a day as any to do it. Today the world got to learn that the Minnesota master of monetary matters,tax lawyer and congresswoman Michele Bachmann is now a Swiss Miss. That's right she's officially claiming dual citizenship here in the United States and in Switzerland. She was able to become a Swiss citizen thanks to her husband being the son of 2 Swiss immigrants. With this new citizenship she now has the legal ability to run for office in Switzerland. This news officially takes Michele Bachmann from being an American embarrassment to being an international incident waiting to happen. Check out the video of her talking about her Swiss citizenship below.
Friday, May 4, 2012
If you've been online or listening to pretty much any radio station today you may have heard of the passing of legendary Beastie Boys member,musician,director and human rights activist Adam Yauch,who was better known by his stage name of MCA. The news has been sending shockwaves through the music industry and there has been an outpouring of emotional support from fans everywhere. Artists from every genre have taken to social media to express their condolences today. Everyone from Big Boi of Outkast to Perry Farrell from the legendary alt-rock band Jane's Addiction have expressed their sorrow at Adam Yauch's passing. He was 47 and he leaves behind a wife and daughter. Below is a statement released by the remaining members of the Beastie Boys about the passing of MCA.
Adam Yauch | 1964-2012
It is with great sadness that we confirm that musician, rapper, activist and director Adam “MCA” Yauch, founding member of Beastie Boys and also of the Milarepa Foundation that produced the Tibetan Freedom Concert benefits, and film production and distribution company Oscilloscope Laboratories, passed away in his native New York City this morning after a near-three-year battle with cancer. He was 47 years old.
Born in Brooklyn, New York, Yauch taught himself to play bass in high school, forming a band for his 17th birthday party that would later become known the world over as Beastie Boys.
With fellow members Michael “Mike D” Diamond and Adam “Adrock” Horovitz, Beastie Boys would go on to sell over 40 million records, release four #1 albums–including the first hip hop album ever to top the Billboard 200, the band’s 1986 debut full length, Licensed To Ill–win three Grammys, and the MTV Video Vanguard Lifetime Achievement award. Last month Beastie Boys were inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, with Diamond and Horovitz reading an acceptance speech on behalf of Yauch, who was unable to attend.
In addition to his hand in creating such historic Beastie Boys albums as Paul’s Boutique, Check Your Head, Ill Communication, Hello Nasty and more, Yauch was a founder of the Milarepa Fund, a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting awareness and activism regarding the injustices perpetrated on native Tibetans by Chinese occupational government and military forces. In 1996, Milarepa produced the first Tibetan Freedom Concert in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park, which was attended by 100,000 people, making it the biggest benefit concert on U.S. soil since 1985′s Live Aid. The Tibetan Freedom Concert series would continue to stage some of the most significant benefit shows in the world for nearly a decade following in New York City, Washington DC, Tokyo, Sydney, Amsterdam, Taipei and other cities.
In the wake of September 11, 2001, Milarepa organized New Yorkers Against Violence, a benefit headlined by Beastie Boys at New York’s Hammerstein Ballroom, with net proceeds disbursed to the New York Women’s Foundation Disaster Relief Fund and the New York Association for New Americans (NYANA) September 11th Fund for New Americans–each chosen for their efforts on behalf of 9/11 victims least likely to receive help from other sources.
Under the alias of Nathanial Hörnblowér, Yauch directed iconic Beastie Boys videos including “So Whatcha Want,” “Intergalactic,” “Body Movin” and “Ch-Check It Out.” Under his own name, Yauch directed last year’s Fight For Your Right Revisited, an extended video for “Make Some Noise” from Beastie Boys’ Hot Sauce Committee Part Two, starring Elijah Wood, Danny McBride and Seth Rogen as the 1986 Beastie Boys, making their way through a half hour of cameo-studded misadventures before squaring off against Jack Black, Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly as Beastie Boys of the future.
Yauch’s passion and talent for filmmaking led to his founding of Oscilloscope Laboratories, which in 2008 released his directorial film debut, the basketball documentary Gunnin’ For That #1 Spot and has since become a major force in independent video distribution, amassing a catalogue of such acclaimed titles as Kelly Reichardt’s Wendy and Lucy, Oren Moverman’s The Messenger, Banksy’s Exit Through The Gift Shop, Lance Bangs and Spike Jonze’s Tell Them Anything You Want: A Portrait Of Maurice Sendak, and many more.
Yauch is survived by his wife Dechen and his daughter Tenzin Losel, as well as his parents Frances and Noel Yauch.
I couldn't pick just one song so here's some of my favorites from the Beastie Boys.
Thursday, May 3, 2012
It's election season and we're already being bombarded with ads,television coverage,articles,internet memes and conspiracy theories despite the election being six months away. What we're missing however are the facts on the candidates,their positions and how it would effect us. On top of that there's another issue that often gets overlooked during elections. This issue is the fact that in a lot of places it's perfectly legal for people with felonies on their records to go out and vote. Of course in this country we have a habit of not letting anyone know that because if someone has a felony or any sort of record they're probably an awful person. Fortunately there are organizations out there dedicated to making sure that everyone that can vote,knows about it and actually goes out and votes.
One such organization happens to be the Hip Hop Caucus. The Hip Hop Caucus is a non partisan organization dedicated to helping people between the ages of 18-40 get active in elections and in the community at large. Some of those people that they do help become active in elections and communities at large are felons. Through their "Respect My Vote" program they've been extremely active in trying to get proper information out and get everyone that can vote,registered to vote. In an attempt to help get the word out they've decided to use Atlanta rapper 2chainz as a spokesman. Their reason for using him comes down to the fact that he's basically the type of person that they're aiming at. As a man who has made a few bad decisions in his life that resulted in a felony,he has found a way to turn his life around and do something that could potentially help people. To learn more about The Hip Hop Caucus,click this sentence.
Off topic but I hope that they have their national conference in Detroit.
Tuesday, May 1, 2012