Michele Obama To Host Rapper At WH Who Talks Of Killing Cops, Burning Bush

Discussion in 'Politics' started by rc8222, May 9, 2011.

  1. rc8222



    Here’s an opportunity to relive your high-school poetry classes.

    First Lady Michelle Obama has scheduled a poetry evening for Wednesday, and she’s invited several poets, including a successful Chicago poet and rapper, Lonnie Rashid Lynn, Jr., AKA “Common.” However, Lynn is quite controversial, in part because his poetry includes threats to shoot police and at least one passage calling for the “burn[ing]” of then-President George W. Bush.

    Back in 2003, First Lady Laura Bush held a poetry evening, and she invited several poets to reprise the work of Emily Dickinson, Langston Hughes and Walt Whitman. Although none of those poets had urged violence against a president, Bush canceled the event after left-of-center poets protested and threatened to disrupt the event.

    Here’s a sample of Dickinson’s work that could have been presented at Bush’s event:

    I’m nobody! Who are you?

    I’m nobody! Who are you?

    Are you nobody, too?

    Then there’s a pair of us — don’t tell!

    They’d banish us, you know.

    How dreary to be somebody!

    How public, like a frog

    To tell your name the livelong day

    To an admiring bog!

    Here’s a sample of Common’s work, transcribed from a 2007 video with 837,613 viewers on YouTube. Students, please compare and contrast the two poems. You’ll get extra credit for counting the death threats. There is no extra credit for identifying spelling errors. By the way, ‘Uzi’ is slang for a compact machine gun:

    A 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.”

    The First Lady’s office did not return a call from TheDC.
  2. I know that talented and successful African Americans drives republicans crazy so I'll add that he is a successful actor as well


  3. rc8222


    I've never seen a Republican administration invite someone to speak at the White House that advocates killing cops and burning former presidents. Your ignorance speaks volumes about yourself, and the Demo'crap' party doesn't it???
  4. And we know that successful white people drive democrats crazy so they label them as racists and then tax the balls off them to pay for entitlement programs.
  5. Lucrum


    THAT was a good one. :D
  6. :D ^= GWM
  7. From a clown who actually thought Donald Trump would be President in 2013
  8. No ,we need to raise taxes to pay for republican wars,republicans tax cuts,republican medicaid expansion ,republican deficit spending ,republicans leaving office with trillion dollar + deficits etc
  9. So there are successful white people in your trailer park?
  10. LOL !!!
    #10     May 9, 2011