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babylonsister Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 09:17 PM
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So how do you feel about a musical President? I've seen him a lot
in the past few days, and that man likes to sing, or is faking it, and I don't think so. And dance, though seeing him sing was so sweet to me. And Michelle, his best buddy, right there with him. I like it!
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asdjrocky Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 09:20 PM
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1. As long as he doesn't pick up a guitar while NO is underwater-
It's fine with me. Watching him do the bump was hilarious, but only because we used to actually do the bump.
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salguine Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 10:13 PM
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12. What the hell is "NO"?
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PBS Poll-435 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 10:18 PM
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15. New Orleans, Louisiana. They had some flash flooding in mid-to-late 2005


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salguine Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 10:56 PM
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21. Oh, yeah, I seem to recall that. I just can't keep up with all the acronyms.
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Fire Walk With Me Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 09:21 PM
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2. Bush was essentially artless.
Hitler painted, so even he is a step up from Bush...

In other words, it's great :)
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ddeclue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 09:25 PM
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5. Actually George H.W. Bush made some remarks to that effect
at a Kennedy Center Awards event one time during W's administration where he had to speak basically that W had no musical talents.

W laughed at Poppy in apparent agreement.

Doug D.
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salguine Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 10:14 PM
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13. Not so! Bush's armpit solos during frat-house renditions of "Louie Louie" are the stuff of legend.
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Clio the Leo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 09:23 PM
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3. He was in the highschool choir and....
.... apparently there was a roast sometime when he sang "If I Only Had a Brain" or some such.

He can do everything else, why not sing?
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panader0 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 09:23 PM
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Last night, he busted a move and said"That's old school".
Heh heh. So am I.
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mtnsnake Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 09:30 PM
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9. That was so funny the way he came out with that so spontaneously
The crowd ate it up.
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babylonsister Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 10:10 PM
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11. I'm old enough to not even know what that means.
:hi:
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ddeclue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 09:23 PM
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4. Clinton, Nixon, Jefferson and Truman were all musicians.
Clinton played the saxophone.

Jefferson played the violin.

Nixon and Truman played the piano pretty well by all accounts.

Doug D.
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salguine Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 10:17 PM
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14. Quincy Adams and Wilson were violinists too; Harding was a trumpet & cornet player.
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mtnsnake Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 09:26 PM
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6. I love him doing his thing like that
He doesn't hold back, yet he doesn't over do it either.

Mostly I love it how he (and Michelle) look like they're having fun no matter what they're doing. Obama has the best smile of any politician, period, EVER. His gestures, his mannerisms, are absolutely perfect. The man is a natural. This country is going to fall in love with him just like we have, if they haven't already.
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babylonsister Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 10:31 PM
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18. Wow, high praise coming from you.
Maybe the 'Man of Peace'? :D Music is wonderful!
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mtnsnake Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 11:09 PM
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22. Been high praising Obama since 2004
except not much during the primaries when I picked Hillary because she entered the race first and I wasn't sure if Obama would enter at all at the time. Even during the primaries I rarely dissed him in the heat of the battle.

I can't believe you missed all my gushing over Obama, sis, maybe becuase I was singing the praises of the Goddess of Peace so much, hehe. It's always fun defending her on this board so it's not hard to understand why some people found it hard to believe that I could like both candidates so much. Anyway, I absolutely love the man, have for a long time, and I always knew he'd become President. Obama just blows me away.

Yes, music is wonderful. It's been a very important part of my life. My wife and I instilled the love of music into both of our kids, too, from an early age.

How nice that an appreciation of culture is once again back in the White House. Good times...

:)
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babylonsister Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-22-09 12:19 AM
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23. 2004?
Yes, I missed that. And yes, not much during the primaries. :rofl: :smoke:

But I think he is as sincere as we are, and that's what I really like about him. I'm glad you've been on board for such a long time! :fistbump: :spray:
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Cha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 09:27 PM
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7. Music is the best..notice how
much music has surrounded his Inauguration Par-ty :party: and his campaigns? It makes a well rounded Prez.

Wonder if the girls take any lessons? My grandkids take piano, sax, and guitar respectively.
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stevedeshazer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 09:28 PM
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8. I've never heard him sing, but hell, he seems to be able to do anything
He prolly can leap tall buildings at a single bound!
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babylonsister Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 10:08 PM
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10. Link?
:rofl: Hello, friend! This is good to me! :hi:
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Kurt_and_Hunter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 10:18 PM
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16. musical presidents (just thinking about it)
Just thinking of some recent ones...

Truman -- okay piano player.
Nixon -- so-so piano player.
Clinton -- okay saxophone player.

I think Jefferson was a good violinist.

Condi is an almost concert-level pianist.

No theory. Just recollecting.
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babylonsister Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 10:29 PM
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17. I'll bet Kennedy loved to sing, with Frank, and his buddies. I hope,
as I've been known to break into song. Yes, I have!
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ddeclue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 10:39 PM
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19. Condi - NOT a President..
:rofl:
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sohndrsmith Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 10:50 PM
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20. You mean our President who seemed to have a "headphone dent" in his hair
yesterday? I don't know if he did, but it sure looked like it. Made me assume he'd been listening to music early that morning, but then again - he'd probably use earbuds, so who knows. But I couldn't stop noticing it...

Music is wonderful, there's nothing wrong with a president who understands that (which he clearly does). It isn't just a prop to use to gain affection or votes (think Huckabee - though that's not entirely fair, he probably enjoys music for selfless reasons too).

I love the fact that he likes music from Jay-z to Sinatra (though I'd be happier if it was Ella rather than Sinatra - who is pretty much my favorite singer, particularly of that era).

I think this is just another example of our growing fascination with a president we can finally look up to, respect, honor and want to do better in our own lives as a result.

We actually have a true hero to appreciate again - something we haven't really had in a long time, at least I can't think of one so widely known. Our heroes seem to have been more limited to certain issues, feats, accomplishments. I find this particularly important for children - who have our children been able to look to in the last few decades? This is someone who really fits the bill, in my opinion.
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babylonsister Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-22-09 12:28 AM
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24. He fits the bill...
and I love Aretha, but Frank had some songs that just resonate. He was hot stuff for his generation, and still is.

It's all so good!
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