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Res ipsa loquitur

05/07/12

Res ipsa loquitur

This is insane, even for the Washington Times:

Adam Nathaniel Yauch died Friday. If you're age 16-66 — maybe 106 — you know him as MCA, one-third of the Beastie Boys. He was 47. Way too young. But gone.

Now, half-white Barack Obama (exactly my age) didn't say a word, even though he was talking to college kids that day, but make no mistake, MCA was no Jay-Z or Kanye West. This guy was the real deal, groundbreaker, up from his bootstraps, Brooklyn boy made good. Funny the "coolest president ever" doesn't say a word about the passing of MCA. Weird and kinda sad, actually.

"Yauch was born an only child in Brooklyn, New York, the son of Frances, a social worker, and Noel Yauch, a painter and architect," Wikipedia says. "His father was Catholic and his mother was Jewish." Kinda like Barack, all over the place, half this, half that, and a tough life ahead from the outset. But nothing from the first half-white, half-black president (MSM has made him black — he's not; he's half-and-half. No, Trayvon Martin wouldn't have looked like his son.)

The president took time from his busy schedule to comment on the passing of black musicians. When Whitney Houston, a longtime crack addict, died this year, the White House put out a statement. "I know that [Mr. Obama's] thoughts and prayers are with her family, especially her daughter," press secretary Jay Carney said. "It's a tragedy to lose somebody so talented at such a young age."

And when accused pedophile and drug addict Michael Jackson died in 2009, the White House weighed in with the president's thoughts. "He said to me that obviously, Michael Jackson was a spectacular performer, a music icon," spokesman Roberet Gibbs said. "And his condolences went out to the Jackson family and to fans that mourned his loss."

  03:12:00 pm by Ragamuffin, Categories: Entertainment

6 comments

Comment from: grygus [Member]
grygus

In twenty years, Whitney's version of several songs will still be the best renditions, nobody will have been able to cover "Billie Jean" without sounding retarded, and any five drunk college kids will be able to successfully sing "Fight For Your Right."

I'm not saying that MCA wasn't talented, but I think this is overrating the man. I wonder how often Joe Curl hangs on Obama's every word like this, just waiting for the President to legitimize reality with an utterance.

05/08/12 @ 02:27
Comment from: ibotobob [Visitor]
ibotobob

The article is not ridiculous because of the relative merits of the various artists. It is ridiculous because it is racist.

Concerning motives for obituaries by the prez: Obama is too old to have grown up on the Beastie Boys, and even though the Beastie Boys enjoyed a lot of cross-over appeal, I doubt that they have many fans who are now in their fifties or older. Unlike Whitney and MJ.

05/08/12 @ 15:40
Comment from: dfvsdfdsf [Visitor]
dfvsdfdsf

another thing is how in the hell could MCA possibly be viewed as being as famous as MJ or whitney? im pretty sure thats all that is being made about it. if the press was chatting up MCA the prez would be too.

but calling the dude not black... uhmmm.. someone needs to read about race a bit more.

05/08/12 @ 19:04
Comment from: grygus [Member]
grygus

Truthfully, if you hit me with Adam Yauch out of context... I might not know who it was, either. And MCA, out of context, is a record label.

05/08/12 @ 20:34
Comment from: AngrySquirrel [Visitor]
AngrySquirrel

The facts outlined here can only lead us to one possible conclusion: The President wants to enslave white people. Why can't anyone see that?

05/09/12 @ 06:39
Comment from: grygus [Member]
grygus

That's one of his more sensible policies. The Spartans had it right - you enslave the MAJORITY. That way, they take care of absolutely everything except whatever it is that you want to do! Plus it keeps their market value low.

05/09/12 @ 11:19
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