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  1. Well, yeah we can see how they support the individuals not the war, but military people are not going to see this. And, really, Joan Baez should have known better. I love her and I hate war, but how can she not realize that most wounded soldiers obviously would not care to see her. They are trained and I believe brainwashed to fight for a pure cause. While they may be rethinking that in recovery, someone with a well known history of protesting the war/government is not a good choice for a hospital setting.
  2. OMG! THAT IS HILARIOUS! God, can you imagine Bob snarling through a few mumblings for the six year olds?? My son would be mortified. LOL
  3. I knew if anything could get Diggs to post again, it would be Bryan Ferry.
  4. I have never heard Imus. He sounds like a jerk. I posted the article because I believe he has a big point! Scapegoating is not going to solve the bigger issues. And, it has to come from within. I disagree with his ageist statement about Orpah and Bill, but overall, I think points need to be made about how all women, especially black women are portrayed by rappers with no peep about it.
  5. http://www.kansascity.com/182/v-print/story/66339.html osted on Wed, Apr. 11, 2007 Imus isn’t the real bad guy Instead of wasting time on irrelevant shock jock, black leaders need to be fighting a growing gangster culture. By JASON WHITLOCK Columnist Thank you, Don Imus. You’ve given us (black people) an excuse to avoid our real problem. You’ve given Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson another opportunity to pretend that the old fight, which is now the safe and lucrative fight, is still the most important fight in our push for true economic and social equality. You’ve given Vivian Stringer and Rutgers the chance to hold a nationally televised recruiting celebration expertly disguised as a news conference to respond to your poor attempt at humor. Thank you, Don Imus. You extended Black History Month to April, and we can once again wallow in victimhood, protest like it’s 1965 and delude ourselves into believing that fixing your hatred is more necessary than eradicating our self-hatred. The bigots win again. While we’re fixated on a bad joke cracked by an irrelevant, bad shock jock, I’m sure at least one of the marvelous young women on the Rutgers basketball team is somewhere snapping her fingers to the beat of 50 Cent’s or Snoop Dogg’s or Young Jeezy’s latest ode glorifying nappy-headed pimps and hos. I ain’t saying Jesse, Al and Vivian are gold-diggas, but they don’t have the heart to mount a legitimate campaign against the real black-folk killas. It is us. At this time, we are our own worst enemies. We have allowed our youths to buy into a culture (hip hop) that has been perverted, corrupted and overtaken by prison culture. The music, attitude and behavior expressed in this culture is anti-black, anti-education, demeaning, self-destructive, pro-drug dealing and violent. Rather than confront this heinous enemy from within, we sit back and wait for someone like Imus to have a slip of the tongue and make the mistake of repeating the things we say about ourselves. It’s embarrassing. Dave Chappelle was offered $50 million to make racially insensitive jokes about black and white people on TV. He was hailed as a genius. Black comedians routinely crack jokes about white and black people, and we all laugh out loud. I’m no Don Imus apologist. He and his tiny companion Mike Lupica blasted me after I fell out with ESPN. Imus is a hack. But, in my view, he didn’t do anything outside the norm for shock jocks and comedians. He also offered an apology. That should’ve been the end of this whole affair. Instead, it’s only the beginning. It’s an opportunity for Stringer, Jackson and Sharpton to step on victim platforms and elevate themselves and their agenda$. I watched the Rutgers news conference and was ashamed. Martin Luther King Jr. spoke for eight minutes in 1963 at the March on Washington. At the time, black people could be lynched and denied fundamental rights with little thought. With the comments of a talk-show host most of her players had never heard of before last week serving as her excuse, Vivian Stringer rambled on for 30 minutes about the amazing season her team had. Somehow, we’re supposed to believe that the comments of a man with virtually no connection to the sports world ruined Rutgers’ wonderful season. Had a broadcaster with credibility and a platform in the sports world uttered the words Imus did, I could understand a level of outrage. But an hourlong press conference over a man who has already apologized, already been suspended and is already insignificant is just plain intellectually dishonest. This is opportunism. This is a distraction. In the grand scheme, Don Imus is no threat to us in general and no threat to black women in particular. If his words are so powerful and so destructive and must be rebuked so forcefully, then what should we do about the idiot rappers on BET, MTV and every black-owned radio station in the country who use words much more powerful and much more destructive? I don’t listen or watch Imus’ show regularly. Has he at any point glorified selling crack cocaine to black women? Has he celebrated black men shooting each other randomly? Has he suggested in any way that it’s cool to be a baby-daddy rather than a husband and a parent? Does he tell his listeners that they’re suckers for pursuing education and that they’re selling out their race if they do? When Imus does any of that, call me and I’ll get upset. Until then, he is what he is — a washed-up shock jock who is very easy to ignore when you’re not looking to be made a victim. No. We all know where the real battleground is. We know that the gangsta rappers and their followers in the athletic world have far bigger platforms to negatively define us than some old white man with a bad radio show. There’s no money and lots of danger in that battle, so Jesse and Al are going to sit it out. To reach Jason Whitlock, call (816) 234-4869 or send e-mail to jwhitlock@kcstar.com. For previous columns, go to KansasCity.com © 2007 Kansas City Star and wire service sources.
  6. This may be a jaded view, but I would not doubt if this story was a plant to drum up publicity. God knows it does not matter if it is good or bad press, it all sells. Ever notice how some story starts circulating before someone's new album or movie? I mean, really, Disney knew all about Keith. Who doesn't?
  7. Okay, Keith has spoken. Says it was a joke. Actually Pops is under a tree and happy about that. I still am glad they printed it because I got lots of chuckles out of it. For some reason, I find Keith's adventures hysterical. He stated that the only reason he would do coke at this time in his life would be if he wanted to kill himself. What is this? Keith growing up to be an adult?
  8. This headline was a great laugh! It reads like a Monty Python skit! HILARIOUS. And, eerily, probably true!
  9. So if you take a Clapton solo and wobble it up, it turns Beatlesque? Great video, Floyd. Thanks for sharing. I just loved George.
  10. God at the Super Bowl. I can think of nothing better.
  11. I am not sure I believe this. I think there is more to the story simply because why would he not know he was that sick before he went out to sing? And why wouldn't he tell the fans before he walked off stage? And, why do all these famous people need hospitalizations and IV drips and us normal people just keep working. I wish I could be hospitalized for exhaustion. LOL And then go to a $50,000 a month treatment center on the beach.
  12. My theory on this whole cruel circulating photo of Eddie is this: our generation freaking about their own age, mortality and time passing. Eddie was gorgeous, talented and full of life. We can't stand seeing what has happened to him. Sure, he has abused himself and had cancer so that shows (not QUITE as bad as the unfair photo circulating!), but still he is 52. Society hates to be reminded that we all don't stay pretty. I had a HUGE crush on Eddie. And, I still love him. I hope he pulls through for his son and himself. He still has some soul in him if he gets himself together. Sigh...I hate to admit how much I have thought about this.
  13. So, he has been pursuing a comeback for 17 years? I cannot believe anyone would make a movie out of this! I am sorry the other guy died of a drug overdose. I feel sorry for people in the limelight who become laughingstocks. I dont think they can recover if they are very focused on fame. Maybe I will open a nature camp for disgraced public figures to find their true selves again...in my next life!
  14. Laurie, I was in love with the LRB. Ahhh, fond memories of the skating rink! You really have made me nostalgic. They had some awesome songs. I have to DL some of them. Night Owls, Lady, Take it Easy on Me. And one of my theme songs..COOL CHANGE. Great tune! Great band! No recollection of hair color, though.
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