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Old 01-05-2009, 07:32 AM
 
Location: Philly, Philly
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Jermaine Dupri, a hip-hop and pop producer wrote this piece for HuffPo.
I loved it and he said everthing that I have been thinking for the longest time.
I hope you all will enjoy it as much as I did.

Jermaine Dupri: Let President-Elect Obama Stay in His Own Lane
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Old 01-05-2009, 07:44 AM
 
Location: Home is where the heart is
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This is so funny, and so true--thanks for sharing it. I like this part, especially:

"Who's next in line to b****? Will cat lovers complain that the first family is only talking about adopting a dog and discriminating against felines? Will left-handed jugglers be upset that they're not represented? Why not appoint a few little people to the Cabinet while he's at it?"
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Old 01-05-2009, 07:52 AM
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That sounds like the views of a few posters here all rolled into one. Good read and well stated.

I kinda like this part of the article.

"Why can't Obama have his moment however he wants it and with whoever the hell he chooses? I don't give a f*ck if Big Foot swears him in. Y'all should let the man have his day."
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Old 01-05-2009, 08:03 AM
 
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I loved the whole thing and I read some of the comments and most people didn't get what he was trying to say.

I think that this article speaks to a lot of people who are over the spoiled activists who think that they are the only people that reside on this planet!

Loved it!
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Old 01-05-2009, 10:19 AM
 
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Yes, we should bow our heads in humble silent obeisance, afterall, who do we think we are?! We aren't the uber-wealthy! We aren't big corporations with lobbyists! We aren't important religious leaders! We aren't foreign governments! Who are we to bend the ear of our ruler??
How DARE we speak up! How dare we assume "Free Speech" is still free! How dare we assume that we, the average citizens who pay taxes, have anything important to discuss.
Obama has much more important people to listen to...we mere citizens should just be silent ...let the rich, powerful and important rule.
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Old 01-05-2009, 11:13 AM
 
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Great article. I actually can't believe JD pinned it but props to him for being insightful. Obama will do it his way. We all wont like something or other along the way. You cant please everybody nor should you try to specifically please anybody. Obama has made it a point to be all inclusive. Rick Warren wouldn't be my first choice(or choice at all) but he would be the 1st choice of many so I can accept it. I'll just tune out his words and enjoy (WITH GREAT GLEE) the rest of the inauguration.
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Old 01-05-2009, 11:14 AM
 
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In that case you missed the point too.
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Old 01-05-2009, 12:58 PM
 
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In that case you missed the point too.
I guess people often pick up on different points. What do you think the main point was?
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Old 01-05-2009, 01:12 PM
 
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Yes, we should bow our heads in humble silent obeisance, afterall, who do we think we are?! We aren't the uber-wealthy! We aren't big corporations with lobbyists! We aren't important religious leaders! We aren't foreign governments! Who are we to bend the ear of our ruler??
How DARE we speak up! How dare we assume "Free Speech" is still free! How dare we assume that we, the average citizens who pay taxes, have anything important to discuss.
Obama has much more important people to listen to...we mere citizens should just be silent ...let the rich, powerful and important rule.
I look at it like we're all a bunch of people riding on a bus, and we've chosen one person to be the bus driver. It's ok to speak up. After all, the bus driver wants you to tell him certain stops are important. But once you've spoken up it's important to chill and let the driver drive.

When 100 different passengers begin pestering the driver very mile of the trip, that's a good way to end up in a ditch. It's not ok for people to start grabbing the steering wheel. It is not ok to pull on the arms of the driver. And if everyone tries to be a "backseat driver" you're bound to go off the road completely. The bottom line is, if you want to get to your destination you have to speak up from time to time but otherwise let the driver drive.

And the other bottom line is, if you just can't resist wanting to drive, you should run for office. If you really want to be the bus driver, go out and get the job yourself. If you're angry that "the rich, powerful and important rule"... why not become a politician and become "powerful and important" yourself? Meanwhile, right now Obama's the bus driver and we are just passengers. So let him drive, and we might just get to our destination.

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Old 01-05-2009, 01:12 PM
 
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I wasn't directing it at Tank...lol he beat me to the punch.

But I think the main point is that no matter what agenda you voted for him for, he is not in the office yet. He just moved to DC yesterday.

And I also think the point was that everybody in this country has their hand out for something and if it doesn't go their way, they get upset. We need to improve this contry on many issues not just gay issues or women's issues.

If he panders to one particular group then he is not the President of the UNITED States but the President of So and So...and So.
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