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Wed Sep 19, 2012, 06:41 AM

Songwriter Randy Newman making waves with new song "I'm Dreaming" ... of a white president.


I need to start this out with the claim from the site where I found the song:
I thought putting the word "sarcasm" in the headline would be a tip-off, but those of you calling Newman a "racist" are missing the point. He is making fun of racists, as a number of other comments have pointed out. You can disagree with his point of view, but he is not advocating racism. Exactly the opposite.


http://social.entertainment.msn.com/music/blogs/reverb-blogpost.aspx?post=43a093ab-3a7a-487c-912e-3554840e101c





Remember it is supposed to be sarcasm.

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Reply Songwriter Randy Newman making waves with new song "I'm Dreaming" ... of a white president. (Original post)
liberal N proud Sep 2012 OP
Surya Gayatri Sep 2012 #1
liberal N proud Sep 2012 #3
watrwefitinfor Sep 2012 #2
left is right Sep 2012 #4

Response to liberal N proud (Original post)

Wed Sep 19, 2012, 07:18 AM

1. Geez, after all these years ("Short People" ring a bell?),

why haven't people twigged on to the fact that Randy Newman is a parodist extraordinaire?

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Response to Surya Gayatri (Reply #1)

Wed Sep 19, 2012, 07:29 AM

3. The article had to be edited to add that is was sarcasm

So I thought I had better include that here.

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Response to liberal N proud (Original post)

Wed Sep 19, 2012, 07:28 AM

2. "Short People Got No Reason"

Witten and sung by Randy Neuman, who is about 5' tall, if I remember correctly. Hysterically funny song, about how the whole world being prejudiced against us shorties.

I can't look at your linked clip (dial-up) but my first thought upon reading your subject line was that the new song is in the same vein.

Neuman is underappreciated in many ways.

Wat

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Response to liberal N proud (Original post)

Wed Sep 19, 2012, 08:54 AM

4. I loved he line about Taft having to climb a tree

IIRC, he was the president that was so fat that they had to install a specially made bathtub for him. The video mad it obvious that he could never climb a tree even if chased by a lion

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