Week 3 in the Czech Republic: Right-wingers would call it Treason!! | Jackson Free Press | Jackson, MS

Week 3 in the Czech Republic: Right-wingers would call it Treason!!

Greetings again from across the pond. We've finally gotten over the hump, and the countdown is on until my return home to the states. And with the work we still have yet to put in, it's gonna go fast! The hardest part and the biggest crowds await me at the Hip Hop Kemp festival next week. Four shows in two days in front of literally 15,000 screaming hiphop fans. WOW! Rest assured the Czech Republic will know that MISSISSIPPI has been here when we leave!

This past week has been like none other in my career. Mind you, I have been doing this for the better part of ten years and never have I witnessed the reception that I have gotten from the fans here. Phingaprint and I are literally on rock star status! The crowds are fanatical! We're greeted at every show by throngs of folks waiting outside the venue to take pictures. There's even been a few Paparazzi showing up getting some flicks from Czech hiphop mags. It'll spoil you trust me. LOL. Our shows have been attended by celebrities and athletes alike. Now you may not know it, but the American Idol brand has become an international phenomenon. There are versions of it in several countries, and it's huge in the Czech Republic. Well, how about last Thursday at our show in Prague we were performing in front of the Czech version of Ryan Seacrest and 3 of the finalists from Czech Idol! They came to see OUR show. Quite humbling indeed.

For anyone who is a performer, you know that there is no other feeling quite like the one you get when you're on stage and you're ON! I mean really ON. the crowd is hinging upon your every word and following your every command. They are like putty in your hands. The energy is unbelievable. I have always told folks that it is quite intoxicating AND addictive. I could only describe the feeling as damn near orgasmic! And I've had one EVERY show!!! It's a shame I have to return home to the less than enthusiastic crowds that usually attend hiphop shows in Jackson. After this experience anything less than all-out pandemonium at my shows will be a let down LOL. Hopefully I will have a few clips posted on youtube soon. Stay tuned!!!

Now by now I know you're like...whats up with the "treason" heading kaze? Well, I'll tell you. Since my arrival here Im getting abreast of Czech politics, and a lot of the lightning rod issues that folks here have to deal with. As you guys know, I simply MUST give my F**K George Bush speech at my shows. I feel it is my duty. Turns out folks here are none too enamored with Bush themselves. Imagine a club full of eager hiphop-goers screaming f**k Feorge Bush and me leading the chant. Sean Hannity would call for my head as a traitor LOL! Bill O'Reilly would call for my music to be banned, and my co-host Kim Wade would call me a "looney on the left." Thing is, folks abroad LOVE Americans. The hate isn't for the people, it's for the GOVERNMENT and some of its ridiculous foreign policies. It's not America that folks hate—Dubya, it's your idiocy and lack of leadership that makes folks not like you...the Czech Republic is no different. The mention of his name evokes a chorus of boos. It's even stirred up discussions with some of the local folks.

Did you guys know that the BIG news here is the U.S trying to convince the Czech Republic to put a radar on their borders so that we can keep an eye on the surrounding countries i.e. Germany, Russia etc. In return, the U.S has offered to drop the Visa provision for Czechs so that they can come unimpeded to the states. Hmmmmm? We'll make it easy for you to come to America( which we believe EEEEEVRRYBODY does) and all we want in return is for you to let us put this radar on your borders and thus thrust you headfirst into the messes that WE have made abroad. Needless to say Czechs arent too happy about it. There are some in support but the hiphop demographic here is vocal in their dissent! And I think thats a good thing. Mind you the Czechs are rightfully STILL leery of America's "help" as it were. While getting brushed up on some WWII history I learned during the war the U.S. was "supposed" to come in and liberate the Czech cities on the German border that had been overrun by Nazi forces. But what we weren't told is that U.S. troops inadvertently bombed the wrong cities killing thousands of innocent Czech citizens who were simply waiting on the calvary. But of course THAT part of WWII history is never taught because the U.S. military NEVER makes mistakes, riiiiiight. So that explains the chip on the shoulders of some older Czechs when it comes to U.S. "help." These ramblings may surely get some extra FBI eyes on me and my travels. I can only hope. LOL.

Ciao. And oh yeah f**k George Bush!!!!

Previous Comments

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114000
Comment

Forgot to mention. We appeared on the Czech Version of TRL or 106 and Park this past Saturday. The cool thing is..we didnt knw the show had aired and when we arrived at one of the venues there was a crowd screaming ka-mee-kaazy, kaa-mee-kaazy, kaa-mee-kaazy. :-) That had seen Phinga and I that morning on the show and came to see us in person. The club owner said it was the biggest crowd he had seen in a year..The club got so hot that the amps and speakers crashed. The show was delayed midway but unlike the states the crowd didnt care and stayed hype throughout. It was funny because I couldnt even communicate to them what the problem. Kinda awkward. anyone seen those Snickers commercials LOL

Author
Kamikaze
Date
2007-08-19T07:51:47-06:00
ID
114001
Comment

Oh poor misguided soul. I hope you feel better when you spout hatred like that. What a shame. You go over to a foreign country and bad mouth your own. Saying those things doesn't constitute treason, but it does show a complete lack of character on your part. Good luck in life my friend. It's going to be all uphill for you.

Author
LawClerk
Date
2007-08-19T08:22:31-06:00
ID
114002
Comment

Actually Lawclerk this trip has probably made it downhill for me, but thanks. Seems to me you may be one of those right-wingers I was talking about. tsk tsk..must be a shame going through life believeing everything you're told by your government. I find a lot of conservatives(dont know if you consider yourself to be one) arbitrarily digest any crap this administration spouts. The belief that the office of president or government in general is above reproach is a crazy. Its no "us" and "them" just a "we" and wrong is wrong no matter where it lies. Its just that MY "character" allows me to say that. That wasnt hatred sir. i dont like Bush. i think he's a buffoon and many around the world do. and THAT sir is our right.

Author
Kamikaze
Date
2007-08-19T08:36:07-06:00
ID
114003
Comment

Right. I think if you've followed anything I've written on JFP, you will know that I'm not a "right winger", but occasionally do flash my conservative undies from time to time. I see the light, my friend. I know what's going on. I'm fighting the good fight. But let me tell you a little something about our country. The office of the President is a sacred office. Regardless of *who* is in it. Does that make sense to you? It's not that I'm a Clinton fan, but, I would *never*... and I mean *NEVER* go to a FOREIGN country and bash him. If Hillary, or Barack is elected, and may hell freeze over first, I will not go to a foreign country and bash them. Period. And for you to relish in something as distasteful as what you said, makes me sick to my stomach. It is your right to say what you want. And it's my right to say that "it takes one, to know one." Good day.

Author
LawClerk
Date
2007-08-19T09:35:40-06:00
ID
114004
Comment

It is ironic, lawclerk, that you are lying about Democrats on a another thread. You should take a look at your own house and words before offering goofy condescensions toward others, like: Oh poor misguided soul. Sounds like the misguided voice of privilege talking there to me. Go tell it to the mirror. Good day.

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DonnaLadd
Date
2007-08-19T10:57:55-06:00
ID
114005
Comment

My house and words are fine, thank you. That was not a goofy condescension, but a true statement that "Kaze" is in fact a poor misguided soul. Anyone that goes to a foreign country and badmouths our President, no matter who is in office, is a moron. So. Do you have anything of substance to add to the debate here? Or are you merely doing a type-by?

Author
LawClerk
Date
2007-08-19T12:12:42-06:00
ID
114006
Comment

That may be the problem lawclerk..nothing "sacred" to me except my God and my family. the office of President though prestigious is not "sacred" thats something Man made up. The office of President is of the people, for the people, by th people. and is to be held under the same scrutiny that any public official is. no different. And while I would never go to another country and blaspheme my God or go to another household and down my flesh and blood, I will however call a spade a spade wherever in the world it might be. Its not me with the low approval rating sir. And as soon as right wingers and semi-conservatives like yourself learn to analyze, ask questions, and demand results instead of sheepishly following a president LIKE he is a God then the earth will be better off. Trust. Dubya's a screw-up and the world knows it even without anybody from America saying it.

Author
Kamikaze
Date
2007-08-19T12:16:02-06:00
ID
114007
Comment

I still think you are missing my point. You can disagree all you want. And, I really don't think you understand with the approval ratings like they are, that not *every* semi-conservative or right winger is behind him. Some decisions I am, and some I am not. I do know how to question. I do know how to call a spade a spade. (See earlier post by myself). I think you are misinterpreting my calling the office sacred. And, further... The Office of the President is held in higher regard than "regular public office." Do you see Secret Service around any public officials here? Anyways... I hold America in higher regard than some people. And I do not apologize for it. I would never go overseas and badmouth my country, or my President. Regardless of how much I disagree with him (or her).

Author
LawClerk
Date
2007-08-19T12:25:59-06:00
ID
114008
Comment

So do I LawClerk and thats MY point. However, othr citizens of other countries hold THEIR countries in high regard. And their opinion of Bush was long formed and in place before I got here. America...to me...is the best place to live in the world. wouldnt want to be anywhere but i dont think m any better than anyone else from another country and I dont hold that "arrogance" that the US conveys worldwide. The office of President is one held by a human...flesh and blood. The office is prestigious yes. honorable yes. and one that all future c students should strive for. Im in a country that not to long ago was under a communist regime and couldnt criticize their officials here or abroad. Simply put, the prez is not off limits either. YOU wouldnt go overseas and do it..cool. I respect that. But *I* do...Not any different than I would do at a show in the states.

Author
Kamikaze
Date
2007-08-19T12:54:44-06:00
ID
114009
Comment

Anyone that goes to a foreign country and badmouths our President, no matter who is in office, is a moron. Or a patriot exercising their right as an American. I wouldn't in a million years go around anywhere saying to F- Bush; however, I support Kamikaze's, and your right, to do it, and understand that it's an exercise of the freedom that we hold so dear. That does not make Kaze a "moron." So. Do you have anything of substance to add to the debate here? Or are you merely doing a type-by? If you don't understand the substance of my point, that is not my problem. And I'll do a moderate-by any time I feel like it, considering that you are calling someone juvenile names on my site because you disagree with their opinion of our public servants.

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DonnaLadd
Date
2007-08-19T13:30:39-06:00
ID
114010
Comment

There is also the question of how you hold "America" in higher regard by refusing to publicly criticize her public servants, and for talking about those who do in the way that you are. I hold "America" in very high regard—and she is nothing beyond the freedoms that she provides us all. I think there's a serious, serious question about whose comments here are more patriotic in the true sense of the word—yours or Kaze's. Jingoistic? You win hands down. But patriotic -- go think about it some more. Especially as a Libertarian, for goodness sake. Y'all want to drown government in a bathtub, after all, and what is the president if not the leader of the government you claim to despise so?

Author
DonnaLadd
Date
2007-08-19T13:33:22-06:00
ID
114011
Comment

I've got a response to what you just wrote... WHAT? Don't you tell me to go think about it more. You can't be serious. What on earth gives you the idea that I despise our Government? I don't at all. I despise what our Government is becoming due to people like you. I'm saying going to a foreign country and bad mouthing is a no-no. I understand that it's a hard concept to grasp, but please try. And trust me, my 'juvenile' comments pale in comparison to yours. I will cede that point to you.

Author
LawClerk
Date
2007-08-19T14:02:28-06:00
ID
114012
Comment

I despise what our Government is becoming due to people like you. Ah, nice. I guess the real Law Clerk has stood up to be counted. Very sad. So don't go think about it then. And be sure you send that ugly, nasty anger out to everyone within striking distance, facts or no facts. Oh, and be sure not to think about anything before you do. Whatever. I will trust that you are capable of returning to issue discussion here without the name-calling or generalizations? Please self-regulate.

Author
DonnaLadd
Date
2007-08-19T14:08:40-06:00
ID
114013
Comment

a no-no? says who? and says what law? especially when I can go to the Bill of rights and find the statement that absolutely supports my right as an American citizen to speak my mind. is that th same "no-no" that goes along with "...We hold these thruths to be self-evident that ALL men are created equal and then deemed Black men to be only 3/5 of a man? or the same no-no that comes from the statue of liberty that says "bring us your tired your weak, your huddled masses..unless you're from a country we dont like or unless you're hispanic etcetera etcetera...No-no how?

Author
Kamikaze
Date
2007-08-19T14:11:49-06:00
ID
114014
Comment

I'm saying going to a foreign country and bad mouthing is a no-no. A "no-no"? Well, at least he toned down the rhetoric a tad, Kaze. ;-) Why do I get the feeling you're gonna come home loaded for bear? Seatbelt buckled.

Author
DonnaLadd
Date
2007-08-19T14:14:09-06:00
ID
114015
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I have no anger Ladd. I am working to change what needs to be changed in America. You can count on that. Interestingly, Kaze and I were discussing things swimmingly..... And I suppose you will find something I'm saying to be "un-self-regulating" so you can get rid of a dissenting opinion. No worries. "Whatever. I will trust that you are capable of returning to issue discussion here without the name-calling or generalizations? Please self-regulate." That reads like something I would write. Tell it to the mirror!

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LawClerk
Date
2007-08-19T14:16:07-06:00
ID
114016
Comment

I know it sounds like something you would write. That's why I used it. That's one of my favorite ironies about many armchair libertarians. They mean it except then it doesn't benefit them. On this site, I define "swimmingly," and your unbelievable condescension and name-calling toward Kaze doesn't qualify. I had no desire to blog today, and if you had any inkling how to self-regulate yourself into being less of a jerk here, I never woulda shown up. I don't get rid of dissenting opinions, as the site's archive (not to mention Kaze's blog) itself proves. But I do talk back to and boot jerks who generalize and stereotype groups of people, and lob words like "moron" around at people they disagree with for sport. Therefore, feel lucky you're still here. I happen to know that you can do better, and I'm assuming you're having an off day. (And I bet you 20 bucks you would criticize Frank Melton in the Czech Republic. Just sayin'.) Talk issues, be specific and follow the rules, and you can dissent all you want. So it's up to you and your self-regulation as to what happens next.

Author
DonnaLadd
Date
2007-08-19T14:26:51-06:00
ID
114017
Comment

To further clarify: Frank is not President. Of anything. If he were, I would not go overseas and belittle him to other countries. Fair enough? Honestly Ladd, I don't see how it devolved into this huge debate. And, to further clarify, I didn't lob the word "moron" out at people who I disagree with haphazardly, and I didn't specifically say he was a moron. It's your site. You can do with me how you wish. But I stand by what I said about not going overseas and talking our President down. I'm shocked that everyone seems to be ok with it.

Author
LawClerk
Date
2007-08-19T16:40:30-06:00
ID
114018
Comment

It started with these words, and went down from there. Take responsibility for your posts: Oh poor misguided soul. Fine, say that about the president. As I said, I'm actually not a big fan of it, either, but for different reasons, I suspect. But I do think it's kinda weird for a libertarian to get so bent about it, but that's fine. As I said, it was the package that you sent it in that made you look so obnoxious and pulled me into it. Try rolling the dice over and leave out all that crap.

Author
DonnaLadd
Date
2007-08-19T16:48:57-06:00
ID
114019
Comment

Now you may not know it, but the American Idol brand has become an international phenomenon. There are versions of it in several countries, and it's huge in the Czech Republic. Actually, the UK's Pop Idol is the international phenomenon and was the first and versions such as American Idol and Czech Idol are leased and syndicated from Pop Idol.

Author
LambdaRisen
Date
2007-08-19T17:06:38-06:00
ID
114020
Comment

Lambda..I stand corrected.. LawClerk everyone seems ok with it because it is one of the principles that this country was SUPPOSED to be built on...But as with all other things it is manipulated and misinterpreted so that some folks can use it to their advantage.

Author
Kamikaze
Date
2007-08-20T10:04:29-06:00
ID
114021
Comment

It's a shame I have to return home to the less than enthusiastic crowds that usually attend hiphop shows in Jackson. After this experience anything less than all-out pandemonium at my shows will be a let down LOL. Then my suggestion to you is...stay in Prague since nobody in Jackson is feeling you. just makes sense and I'm not even a musician. I simply MUST give my F**K George Bush speech at my shows. I feel it is my duty. Turns out folks here are none too enamored with Bush themselves. after reading that, in that case, you DEFINITELY need to stay over there.

Author
laughter
Date
2007-08-20T11:40:25-06:00
ID
114022
Comment

I love how unpredictable you are, laughter.

Author
DonnaLadd
Date
2007-08-20T11:43:44-06:00
ID
114023
Comment

Laughter, what problem do you have with people who travel to foreign countries and criticize the government as opposed to doing it on their home soil? Seems to me you want to Dixie Chick any American who does it.

Author
golden eagle
Date
2007-08-20T11:59:10-06:00
ID
114024
Comment

Yeah, I think that's weird to, and kind of hypocritical. I would say anything I say anywhere. That smacks of misplaced jingoism.

Author
DonnaLadd
Date
2007-08-20T12:06:23-06:00
ID
114025
Comment

Come on back Kamikaze. We miss and need you.

Author
Ray Carter
Date
2007-08-20T12:15:11-06:00
ID
114026
Comment

Not only that, but what would these same people say if someone from a foreign country were to come on American soil and criticize their country's leaders? Something tells me that a double standard would apply here.

Author
golden eagle
Date
2007-08-20T12:17:02-06:00
ID
114027
Comment

Feel free to say what you want. And we are free to reward or chastise you with our dollars. The Dixie Chicks found out they have the right to say what they want.... and we have the right to reward or punish them for it. That is the cost of saying what you want. Who comes to American soil and bashes their leaders? Save, of course, Cubans... Or Iraqi's. Hmm...

Author
LawClerk
Date
2007-08-20T16:35:20-06:00
ID
114028
Comment

The funniest part of this whole thread is that it is all by Kaze's design. Every bit of it. I mean look at the name of it: Right-wingers would call it Treason!! Kaze-the-rabble-rouser strikes again. He even got somebody to tell him to stay over there. This is too easy for him. Y'all look out when he gets home. ;-)

Author
DonnaLadd
Date
2007-08-20T16:45:36-06:00
ID
114029
Comment

Law Clerk, when will Bush and Cheney be punished for getting our soldier killed in a war based on lies? Were you not outraged by that? Who did Kamikaze or the Dixie Chicks get killed or even injured. Bush and Cheney were rewarded by being voted in again. What family values and twisted morality this is! And many repugs would still ask me, why you think republican come to steal, kill and destroy.

Author
Ray Carter
Date
2007-08-20T16:51:10-06:00
ID
114030
Comment

Oh, and I have a feeling that Kaze would more than welcome a boycott of his work when he returns. That would help sales, I suspect. ;-)

Author
DonnaLadd
Date
2007-08-20T16:52:38-06:00
ID
114031
Comment

Bush and Cheney were reelected because there was ZERO other choice. This is the problem we have. When there are no others to elect, what do you do? Write me in, I'll do it. Oh, and I'm sure Kaze would love any press he gets.

Author
LawClerk
Date
2007-08-20T17:39:25-06:00
ID
114032
Comment

Damnest thing LawClerk..I speak my opinion, write a blog or column and press just happens to fall in my lap....Its never done for that. I get enough heat for just being a hip hop artist. ..oh and laughter..you didnt really catch the sarcasm huh? Jackson's hiphop world feels me, hell Im one the architects, do some research. oh and I kinda recall there being another choice in the last election..Dont think there would have been much of one without other candidates. YOU just probably didnt want to vote for Gore or Kerry.

Author
Kamikaze
Date
2007-08-20T18:14:49-06:00
ID
114033
Comment

Who comes to American soil and bashes their leaders? Save, of course, Cubans... Or Iraqi's Or, Bono.

Author
DonnaLadd
Date
2007-08-20T20:59:46-06:00
ID
114034
Comment

Or, Billy Bragg. (He's the greatest.)

Author
DonnaLadd
Date
2007-08-20T21:00:52-06:00
ID
114035
Comment

Or, The Beatles. Let's see ... who else can we think of?

Author
DonnaLadd
Date
2007-08-20T21:01:26-06:00
ID
114036
Comment

One of the most interesting conversations I had years ago was with an Iraqi student whom my girlfriend and I met on holiday in Greece. This was in 1986 when Ronald Reagan was president. I can't remember what issue we discussed but Saddam Hussein was still in power in Iraq. The Iraqi was astonished that I disagreed with Reagan's position on the issue because I was an American and thus, in his view, *had* to agree with whatever my government's 'official' line was. I remember clearly saying, no, that's the difference between a democracy and a dictatorship. Kaze, as an American citizen, is guaranteed freedom of speech by the US Constitution no matter where he is in the world. If the country he is in objects to what he says, that's another matter; he's on their soil, but that's their right; it has nothing to do with his right to say what he believes. Would those of you who disagree with him speaking his mind on Geoge W. Bush rather live in a dictatorship such as Saddam Hussein's? No freedom of speech there. Kaze makes the point that the Czechs and other citizens of the world still love Americans, just not the present government. He's 100% entitled to his views. Why would y'all silence him? Freedom of speech is one of the many strengths of a democratic system we still have in this country, in spite of the present government's attempts on many fronts to curtail it and other freedoms. You should be proud of Kaze stating his views openly. I am.

Author
lucdix
Date
2007-08-20T22:30:18-06:00
ID
114037
Comment

Nice post, lucdix. You said it much better than I did.

Author
DonnaLadd
Date
2007-08-21T06:12:00-06:00
ID
114038
Comment

As for me, my only wish is for something a bit more poetic and substantive than 'F*** Bush'. I mean, if that's the best you can come up with, then go for it. But, I'd imagine that there are more articulate ways to vent your frustration with his administration, either here or overseas. Otherwise, have at it.

Author
kate
Date
2007-08-21T07:32:38-06:00
ID
114039
Comment

kate, I'm not a cussin' woman myself, so I understand. I once heard someone say that we need to stay out of the Bushes. How about that? :-P

Author
LatashaWillis
Date
2007-08-21T07:57:09-06:00
ID
114040
Comment

Again, I think most of the responses have completely missed what I'm trying to say. I don't know how else to say it. And I wouldn't vote for Kerry or Gore. I don't like socialism.

Author
LawClerk
Date
2007-08-21T08:02:28-06:00
ID
114041
Comment

I didn't know before now that Law Clerk was on that stuff. I can't believe he said there was no one else to vote for. Republicans in the minds of their stupid and blind supporters can't do any wrong. There ain't no telling how much money republicans have stolen as a result of the war and Katrina. Neither is there any telling how long and how much our goodwill, civilization and image have been damaged as a result of these scoundrels. And it's a shame how many soldiers, foreign and domestic, have been killed as a result of a war for phony reasons. Just like the good book says, "they come to steal, kill and destroy." Did y'all notice how lawclerk sidestepped the morality and family value issues. What else is there to do when your party has neither. You're still my friend though Law Clerk. I'll put you on my prayer list.

Author
Ray Carter
Date
2007-08-21T08:06:17-06:00
ID
114042
Comment

As far as something to substitute for 'F*** Bush!' Kaze could have said 'Impeach George Bush for high crimes and misdemeanors plus general arrogance' but since his audience's native language is not English, I think 'F*** Bush!' probably gets the point across quite well. According to his post, his audience joins in enthusiastically and GWB has only himself (and those who have so tirelessly worked with him to implement his policies) to blame for dragging this country's reputation down.

Author
lucdix
Date
2007-08-21T08:42:05-06:00
ID
114043
Comment

"And I wouldn't vote for Kerry or Gore. I don't like socialism." One of the far rightest right wingers I've ever known was a proud graduate of the University of Mississippi, 'socialist' education paid for by state and federal tax dollars for the most part. Why did he go to Ole Miss? There's no way he could have afforded a private school coming from a dirt-poor background. When I spoke with him about the contradiction, his response was, well, education should be a basic use of tax dollars. As far as I'm concerned, so should universal health care, an intelligent use of our taxes (keeping our citizens healthy) as opposed to using them for the destruction of countries and lives and no, I haven't forgotten '9/11'.

Author
lucdix
Date
2007-08-21T09:00:49-06:00
ID
114044
Comment

Socialism: Any of various theories or systems of social organization in which the means of producing and distributing goods is owned collectively or by a centralized government that often plans and controls the economy. I'm sorry, but I must have missed that as part of Gore's and Kerry's proposed policies...

Author
kate
Date
2007-08-21T09:05:02-06:00
ID
114045
Comment

Well, maybe Kamikaze could learn to say ''Impeach George Bush for high crimes and misdemeanors plus general arrogance' in Czech. And then, set it to a nice hip hop beat.

Author
kate
Date
2007-08-21T09:06:49-06:00
ID
114046
Comment

What is socialism Lawclerk from your perspective, and what form, nature or extent of it were Kerry and Gore offering or representing? I got a $100.00 that Lawclerk can't produce an answer based in logic, truth and facts.

Author
Ray Carter
Date
2007-08-21T09:26:21-06:00
ID
114047
Comment

lol Kate - that does have a nice ring to it - I'll bet the rhythm would translate just fine

Author
lucdix
Date
2007-08-21T09:36:06-06:00
ID
114048
Comment

Luc..ya hit the nail on the head...The disdain of dubya and his politics was long here before I touched down...and plenty of uninitiated F**k Bush's from the crowd even before I set up that part of my show...They didnt need me to incite them..trust. As you said. they love americans, welcome us with open arms, and many even wish to visit or live here. It is the POLITICS of the country that turns them off. And id gather the same could be said for other foreign countries and even parts of the middle east. This premise that parts of the world HATE America is not entirely accurate. Thats a ploy to incite fear and ignorant ramblings. they HATE our politics and the incompetence of some of our leaders. ...Im not the "cuss like a sailor type" myself kate. but F**K Bush gets attention far quicker than the more politically correct version. And in fact better sums up for me my disgust with our president. Sometimes Kate a good cuss word is therapeutic LOL. and youre right my audience here may have missed the point in translation.

Author
Kamikaze
Date
2007-08-21T09:40:13-06:00
ID
114049
Comment

All I'm going to add here is that the idea that Kerry or Gore were "socialists" is so uneducated and misguided that I'm about to get down on the floor, rolling around, laughing my a$$ off. I really don't know how to have a "discussion" with someone who thinks that. I'm out.

Author
DonnaLadd
Date
2007-08-21T09:48:09-06:00
ID
114050
Comment

Thanks for the compliment, Donna. The degree to which our country is still admired, in spite of the domestic and foreign policies of this present administration, is the degree to which we continue to adhere to the principles of our Constitution and the Bill of Rights. Freedom to disagree with your government and say your mind about it is one of our most basic rights and it's no coincidence that it was the *first* amendment to the Constitution.

Author
lucdix
Date
2007-08-21T09:53:49-06:00
ID
114051
Comment

That "stuff" will make you say foolish things. So will brainwashing and a screwed-up socialization. We have some crazy as hell southerners down here. "Nut Bush City," I think Ike and Tina Turner called it.

Author
Ray Carter
Date
2007-08-21T09:54:30-06:00
ID
114052
Comment

Forgive me, they called it "Nut Bush City Limit." They weren't talking about Bush and his supporters but I am.

Author
Ray Carter
Date
2007-08-21T09:58:37-06:00
ID
114053
Comment

Ray, thanks for getting that song stuck in my head now. AAAAAAH! For your listening pleasure... And the lyrics: There's a church house, gin house, School house, outhouse. On u.s. 19, Hey, the people keep the city clean. They call it Nutbush, Nutbush, Nutbush city, Nutbush city limits. 25 is the speed limit, Motorcycles not allowed in it. Go to town on Saturday, Go to church on Sunday. Up in ... Up in ... Nutbush city, Nutbush city limits. Say it again... Work the fields on weekdays, Have a picnic every labor day. Go to town on a Friday, Be in church on a Sunday. Up in ... Up in ... Nutbush city, Nutbush city limits. Little old town, Down in Tennessee. A real quiet community, A real quiet southern community. Not much happens in Nutbush; You can hear the corn grow. Got to watch out for the police, Drivin' through Nutbush. Got to watch out for the police, If you're drivin' through Nutbush. Watch out for the police, Watch out for the police. Keep an eye out for the police, Keep an eye out for the police. An eye out for the police. Nutbush city limits, Nutbush city limits, Nutbush city limits.

Author
LatashaWillis
Date
2007-08-21T10:02:02-06:00
ID
114054
Comment

The South is clearly Nut Bush City Limits. Tell them you're working on the counter-revolution started by Nixon and Reagan to turn the country back to the pre-sixties, and you will win every election. Ask them why they voted that way and they might tell you something like the Democrats have joined up with the communists, socialists or birds and plan to spread killer bird diseases throughout the world.

Author
Ray Carter
Date
2007-08-21T10:12:45-06:00
ID
114055
Comment

Laughter, what problem do you have with people who travel to foreign countries and criticize the government as opposed to doing it on their home soil? Seems to me you want to Dixie Chick any American who does it. that's funny because the Dixie Chicks needed a career boost too. it never fails...want more attention, talk down on the President or any other public figure you can swipe your claws at. this smacks of desperation. ..but to each his own gimmick.

Author
laughter
Date
2007-08-22T07:53:21-06:00
ID
114056
Comment

a no-no? says who? and says what law? especially when I can go to the Bill of rights and find the statement that absolutely supports my right as an American citizen to speak my mind. is that th same "no-no" that goes along with "...We hold these thruths to be self-evident that ALL men are created equal and then deemed Black men to be only 3/5 of a man? or the same no-no that comes from the statue of liberty that says "bring us your tired your weak, your huddled masses..unless you're from a country we dont like or unless you're hispanic etcetera etcetera...No-no how? NEWFLASH...the Bill of Rights nor the Constitution was written with YOU in mind. now get a clue and get over yourself. You're making your own situtation in America(and others) worse by going abroad talking out of your a$$ about the president of these United States. I'm sure in your short-sighted quest to be a well-known rapper you didn't mean to put your foot in your mouth..but hey, it's just entertainment right? sarcasm or not. it was dumb...save that speech for your memoirs of distress while living in Mississippi...I'm not interested nor are the rest of us who've heard your music. but whatever dude, do you. Like LawClerk said, you need all the press you can get.

Author
laughter
Date
2007-08-22T08:22:48-06:00
ID
114057
Comment

According to his post, his audience joins in enthusiastically and GWB has only himself (and those who have so tirelessly worked with him to implement his policies) to blame for dragging this country's reputation down. ANOTHER NEWSFLASH...this country's reputation was way bad long before G.Bush.....you must be one of the one's who just woke up after the Clinton Administration. take it back to FDR and Hoover days..even as close as the Jimmy Carter days. point is...Law Clerk is right...this dude can "say" whatever the hell he wants, but if they nab him over there for some odd reason, whose the first country he's gonna cry for to help him get back to Mississippi? EXACTLY...GWB.

Author
laughter
Date
2007-08-22T08:28:15-06:00
ID
114058
Comment

Yeah Laughter it's alright to bad mouth and lie about Clinton then get angry when the truth is told about Bush and his dupe-porters. You need to get over yourself, but I know you can't. No way you can overcome all the lies, bad socialization processing and brainwashing you've been given and have blindly accepted. However, I'll let Kamikaze tell you where you can go. Cheers from your friend, Ray.

Author
Ray Carter
Date
2007-08-22T08:55:04-06:00
ID
114059
Comment

The Dixie Chicks were already popular when they made their comments, so they didn't need a career boost. Also, being a celebrity doesn't suddenly cause you to surrender your free speech rights.

Author
golden eagle
Date
2007-08-22T09:00:42-06:00
ID
114060
Comment

NEWFLASH...the Bill of Rights nor the Constitution was written with YOU in mind. Please tell me you didn't say what I thought you said.

Author
golden eagle
Date
2007-08-22T09:02:39-06:00
ID
114061
Comment

the Dixie Chicks actually LOST a lot of their fan base due to their stance on Iraq conflict, right?

Author
Izzy
Date
2007-08-22T09:18:43-06:00
ID
114062
Comment

Interesting Wikipedia quote: President Bush responded to the controversy surrounding the Dixie Chicks in an interview with Tom Brokaw on April 24: [quote]"The Dixie Chicks are free to speak their mind. They can say what they want to say ... They shouldn't have their feelings hurt just because some people don't want to buy their records when they speak out ... Freedom is a two-way street ... I don't really care what the Dixie Chicks said. I want to do what I think is right for the American people, and if some singers or Hollywood stars feel like speaking out, that's fine. That's the great thing about America. It stands in stark contrast to Iraq..."[/quote]

Author
LatashaWillis
Date
2007-08-22T09:32:53-06:00
ID
114063
Comment

As I understand it, they gained a whole new one, Izzy. Oh, never mind, I see your sarcasm now. Just clicked your link. ;-) "Worse," indeed.

Author
DonnaLadd
Date
2007-08-22T10:20:05-06:00
ID
114064
Comment

Isn't it ironic how we were supposed to be fighting for freedom for the Iraqi people, but there are those in this country who try to take away our freedoms?

Author
golden eagle
Date
2007-08-22T10:42:48-06:00
ID
114065
Comment

Hey Kamikaze!!! Hope you guys are still doing well. Glad to see that you all are finally being properly recognized for your talents. Things happen in strange and unexpected ways sometimes. As we all know ....things don't always happen the way we think they should. As for your comment...I hear things often that are used to degrade other races and cultures all the time. These things have become such the norm that they go unnoticed or just simply ignored. But, I guess that is acceptable. By no means am I saying that the delivery of Kamikaze's opinion is right or wrong...but there are larger age old issues that we have yet to effectively address. At any rate..glad to hear that you all have done well over there and we look forward to your return. And last...."Can we all just get along?" please?

Author
blaque butterfly
Date
2007-08-23T13:15:08-06:00
ID
114066
Comment

Yeah Laughter it's alright to bad mouth and lie about Clinton then get angry when the truth is told about Bush and his dupe-porters. You need to get over yourself, but I know you can't. Ray, I wasn't the guy getting a BJ by an intern. or were you aware that this even happend to Clinton? truth is Ray, I don't care for Bush either. but I'm not stupid enough to shoot myself in the foot over a cocaine loving binge drinker like GWB. also, were you aware of his daughters "free spirited" angst towards all things responsible?

Author
laughter
Date
2007-08-27T15:00:47-06:00

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