Thursday, May 12, 2011

What are the Obama's Thinking?--- Rapper "Common"?

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The police were outraged over First Lady Michelle Obama's invitation to rapper "Common" to join her last night at the White House for a "poetry evening".

Many in the general public were shocked.

Chicago rapper, Lonnie Rashid Lynn, Jr., A.K.A., "Common" who likely knows the Obama's from their years of attending Rev. Wright's church, outraged policemen because of some of his lyrics that include threats to shoot police.

He has also performed a passage suggesting burning then President George W. Bush.

Here's a sample of some of his lyrics, a video and the White House explanation.
Letter to the Law

Dem boy wanna talk… [indistinguishable]

Whatcha gon do if ya got one gun?

I sing a song for the hero unsung

with faces on the mural of the revolution

No looking back cos’ in back is what’s done

Tell the preacher, God got more than one son

Tell the law, my Uzi weighs a ton

I walk like a warrior,

from them I won’t run

On the streets, they try to beat us like a drum

In Cincinnati, another brother hung

A guinea won’t see the sun

with his family stung

They want us to hold justice

but you handed me none

The same they did to Kobe and Michael Jackson

make them the main attraction

Turn around and attack them

Black gem in the rough

You’re rugged enough

Use your mind and nine-power, get the government touch

Them boys chat-chat on how him pop gun

I got the black strap to make the cops run

They watching me, I’m watching them

Them dick boys got a lock of cock in them

My people on the block got a lot of pok* in them

and when we roll together

we be rocking them to sleep

No time for that, because there’s things to be done

Stay true to what I do so the youth dream come

from project building

Seeing a fiend being hung

With that happening, why they messing with Saddam?

Burn a Bush cos’ for peace he no push no button

Killing over oil and grease

no weapons of destruction

How can we follow a leader when this a corrupt one

The government’s a g-unit and they might buck young black people

Black people In the urban area one

I hold up a peace sign, but I carry a gun.

Peace, ya’ll.”

This is a link to a video--if you care.

And why did the White House invite this person?

Well, its partially a misunderstanding of what "Common " represents.

"While the president doesn't support the kind of lyrics that have been raised here, we do think some of the reports distort what Mr. Lynn stands for more broadly in order to stoke controversy," White House spokesman Jay Carney said Wednesday.

Carney said, "He is within the genre of hip hop and rap in what's known as a conscious rapper," he said, adding that President Obama appreciates the way Common tries to get children to focus on poetry, "as opposed to some of the negative influences of life on the street."

Oh, OK. Don't focus on the part about shooting the police or burning a president, just study the structure of the lines of lyrics. Got it.

Another special event in the Obama White House.

God help us.

Be Vigilant. Be Discerning. Be Prayerful. Be Active. Be Free.

Gary Randall
Faith and Freedom

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  1. Don't pay attention to the fact that Obama is waging the war on terror better than his predecessor or that he's bringing the economy back from the tank Republican policies caused.


  2. How does Gary justify his smearing of a pro-life rap artist?

    Seems attacking the black President takes precedence over stopping the "Genocide of Africa American's" that is abortion.

  3. 12:00 How is Gary smearing a pro-life rapper? Gary is merely quoting Common's lyrics, which suggest shooting a cop and burning a president and asking why the Obama's would invite him to the White House as a model of anything good. It doesn't matter if he is pro-life or not, black or white, Gary has never condoned violence. If you see racism here, I think you are the one who is racist not Gary. You need a rethink moment.

  4. @2:53

    Methinks the lady doth protest too much. Who accused Gary of racism? Common has not suggested violence, anymore than the lyrics of Johnny Cash songs condone violence, or Eric Clapton suggested shooting the Sheriff (but not the deputy).

  5. 12:00 this is your statement--"Seems attacking the black President takes precedence over stopping the "Genocide of Africa American's" that is abortion." Who accused Gary of racism? You did. Shame.

  6. 9:18 PM

    There is no accusation of racism, I merely noted the President's race, and the "pro-life" meme that abortion is genocide of African-Americans. The fact that you see that as an accusation of racism says more about you than I think you intended.

  7. 11:46 these are your words. "Seems attacking the black President takes precedence over stopping the "Genocide of Africa American's" that is abortion."

    Why did you have the need to identify him as a "black president"? Because you were accusing Gary of racism.

  8. Why does Gary claim that "The police were outraged" with the final word being a link to an article that doesn't quote a single policeman, or police spokesperson? Does he have any evidence that actual police expressed outrage over this completely non-controversial episode?


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