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(Slate)   Randy Newman talks about his new song, "I'm Dreaming of a White President"   (slate.com) divider line 127
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2012-09-18 08:54:40 PM
Whatever happened to the old songs, Mikey?
 
2012-09-18 09:13:10 PM
Where the mountain tops glisten
with fresh killed kittens.
and toxic run off in the snoooooooow.
 
2012-09-18 09:42:24 PM
I want to see a gay hispanic atheist presidential candidate with muslim parents.
 
2012-09-18 09:42:38 PM
FTFA: Newman: I'm not sure about a trend, but for me it's a reaction to the Republican Party, which seems to have drifted farther to the right than a major party has drifted in my lifetime in any direction. It seems to have become almost a radical party. The hate and... I don't think it'll last. That kind of thing doesn't seem to last.

+1 to Randy Newman.
 
2012-09-18 09:43:32 PM

CygnusDarius: I want to see a gay hispanic atheist presidential candidate with muslim parents.


I notice you didn't say woman... sexist
 
2012-09-18 09:45:54 PM
Wow. After all these years of irrelevance, newman comes back with this?
I wiill henceforth always respect the elderly.
 
2012-09-18 09:46:29 PM
He and 52% of Americans
 
2012-09-18 09:47:02 PM

Hueg_Redd: I notice you didn't say woman... sexist


Context in this case is obvious - hermaphrodite.
 
2012-09-18 09:47:34 PM

CygnusDarius: I want to see a gay hispanic atheist presidential candidate with muslim parents.


Must be a female short person.
 
2012-09-18 09:48:14 PM
Man, don't make my hate of Randy Newman political. Can't I hate him for his work?
 
2012-09-18 09:48:53 PM
Hes a liberal so it isn't racist.

/ ahhhh to be able to hide behind a double standard, you're never wrong
 
2012-09-18 09:50:23 PM

jso2897: Wow. After all these years of irrelevance, newman comes back with this?
I wiill henceforth always respect the elderly.


Newman has never and will never be irrelavant, especially when it comes to scathing, pitch dark satire.

See the entire Sail Away album.
 
2012-09-18 09:51:55 PM

Onkel Buck: Hes a liberal so it isn't racist.

/ ahhhh to be able to hide behind a double standard, you're never wrong


Hey look, it's someone who doesn't grasp the concept of satire.
 
2012-09-18 09:52:28 PM
♫Black people got
no reason...♫
 
2012-09-18 09:53:16 PM

Onkel Buck: Hes a liberal so it isn't racist.

/ ahhhh to be able to hide behind a double standard, you're never wrong


Calling out racists for their racism is racist.

/This is what conservatives actually believe
 
2012-09-18 09:54:29 PM
It's called bitter irony, and I love it.
 
2012-09-18 09:54:31 PM
I thought he was a conservative.
 
2012-09-18 09:55:49 PM
That is awesome. Randy Newman is awesome. Can't wait to hear this at the beginning of Toy Story V.
 
2012-09-18 09:57:32 PM

TalenLee: Man, don't make my hate of Randy Newman political. Can't I hate him for his work?


Well, someone has to have bad taste so the rest of us can have good taste.
 
2012-09-18 09:57:35 PM

coco ebert: I thought he was a conservative.


The man wrote Lousiana 1927, he gets a pass.

Plus, John Bouttes cover after Katrina still makes this old Nola boy well up.

Link
 
2012-09-18 09:58:02 PM

InmanRoshi: Onkel Buck: Hes a liberal so it isn't racist.

/ ahhhh to be able to hide behind a double standard, you're never wrong

Hey look, it's someone who doesn't grasp the concept of satire.


Like I said he's a liberal, he gets a pass as is shown in your post, your circling the wagons. If a conservative would have done this the left would lose its damn mind. Dont deny it just say "yah you're probably right."
 
2012-09-18 09:58:11 PM

coco ebert: I thought he was a conservative.


Lawl.
 
2012-09-18 09:58:24 PM

Onkel Buck: Hes a liberal so it isn't racist.

/ ahhhh to be able to hide behind a double standard, you're never wrong


accusing other people of racism isn't racist. Perhaps reactionary, provocative, even misguided perhaps... but not racist. You folks should really learn what words mean if you're going to toss them about willy-nilly like that.
 
2012-09-18 09:59:34 PM

coco ebert: I thought he was a conservative.


California Republicans are like Texas Democrats. If he's a conservative, much like Eastwood, is isn't going to go full bagger.
 
2012-09-18 09:59:41 PM

TalenLee: Man, don't make my hate of Randy Newman political. Can't I hate him for his work?


Be my guest. I do.
 
2012-09-18 09:59:51 PM

Onkel Buck: InmanRoshi: Onkel Buck: Hes a liberal so it isn't racist.

/ ahhhh to be able to hide behind a double standard, you're never wrong

Hey look, it's someone who doesn't grasp the concept of satire.

Like I said he's a liberal, he gets a pass as is shown in your post, your circling the wagons. If a conservative would have done this the left would lose its damn mind. Dont deny it just say "yah you're probably right."


This thread will be extremely unpleasant for you, I am afraid.

When you act like one of the people he caricatures, you just make it too easy.
 
2012-09-18 10:01:45 PM

coco ebert: I thought he was a conservative.


Remember, somebody who was considered a staunch conservative five years ago is considered a socialist commie libby libpants now. Hell, I was considered a conservative five years ago. :P See the other paragraph I quoted a few posts up.
 
2012-09-18 10:02:36 PM

Onkel Buck: Hes a liberal so it isn't racist.

/ ahhhh to be able to hide behind a double standard, you're never wrong


I bet you think Jonathan Swift actually advocated cannibalizing Irish children.
 
2012-09-18 10:03:24 PM

InmanRoshi: Onkel Buck: Hes a liberal so it isn't racist.

/ ahhhh to be able to hide behind a double standard, you're never wrong

Hey look, it's someone who doesn't grasp the concept of satire.


And has apparently not been grasping the concept of satire here for six years.
 
2012-09-18 10:03:34 PM

CygnusDarius: I want to see a gay ethnically jewish hispanic atheist presidential candidate with muslim parents.



ftfy
 
2012-09-18 10:06:52 PM

Onkel Buck: InmanRoshi: Onkel Buck: Hes a liberal so it isn't racist.

/ ahhhh to be able to hide behind a double standard, you're never wrong

Hey look, it's someone who doesn't grasp the concept of satire.

Like I said he's a liberal, he gets a pass as is shown in your post, your circling the wagons. If a conservative would have done this the left would lose its damn mind. Dont deny it just say "yah you're probably right."


Most non retard people can tell the difference between sincerity and satire, thus the reason why it's different. Apparently you don't fall into the non retard category. Apparently you're also a music illiterate and unaware of Newman's 40 year career of satirically skewering racism in his songs. I'd tell you to go look up the lyrics to Sail Away, Rednecks or Short People, but you're too stupid to get it so it would probably be a waste of time.
 
2012-09-18 10:09:19 PM

Onkel Buck: Hes a liberal so it isn't racist.

/ ahhhh to be able to hide behind a double standard, you're never wrong


Ladies and gentlemen, the opening ceremonies of the Intentional Obtuseness Olympics have begun.

Expect to see this faux-earnest argument all over the right-wing blogodome in the days to come.
 
2012-09-18 10:09:23 PM
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"Left foot, right foot. Left foot, right foot ..."
 
2012-09-18 10:10:06 PM

A stranger in the Alps: [images2.wikia.nocookie.net image 360x270]

"Left foot, right foot. Left foot, right foot ..."


/Came for this, leaving satisfied.
 
2012-09-18 10:12:10 PM
Randy Newman just need to stay in his car. Where he feels safest of all.
 
2012-09-18 10:14:55 PM

HeartBurnKid: Onkel Buck: Hes a liberal so it isn't racist.

/ ahhhh to be able to hide behind a double standard, you're never wrong

I bet you think Jonathan Swift actually advocated cannibalizing Irish children.


Why would you think someone that obtuse has read A Modest Proposal?
 
2012-09-18 10:17:18 PM

HeartBurnKid: Onkel Buck: Hes a liberal so it isn't racist.

/ ahhhh to be able to hide behind a double standard, you're never wrong

I bet you think Jonathan Swift actually advocated cannibalizing Irish children.


Dude, a lot of righties think satire is just a tagline for whenever Rush makes fun of retarded people or shakes like Michael J. Fox.
 
2012-09-18 10:17:21 PM
This pretty much sums up what I think about Randy Newman:

Link
 
2012-09-18 10:22:06 PM

Onkel Buck: InmanRoshi: Onkel Buck: Hes a liberal so it isn't racist.

/ ahhhh to be able to hide behind a double standard, you're never wrong

Hey look, it's someone who doesn't grasp the concept of satire.

Like I said he's a liberal, he gets a pass as is shown in your post, your circling the wagons. If a conservative would have done this the left would lose its damn mind. Dont deny it just say "yah you're probably right."



You are a living, breathing example of why smart people think conservatives are stupid.

Congrats!
 
2012-09-18 10:22:48 PM
Newman nailed the 21st century Republican party 40 years ago with "Sail Away" and "Political Science."
The new song: pretty lame. But he's still a great poet.
 
2012-09-18 10:22:48 PM
He makes a mean salad dressing.
 
2012-09-18 10:24:47 PM

Onkel Buck: InmanRoshi: Onkel Buck: Hes a liberal so it isn't racist.

/ ahhhh to be able to hide behind a double standard, you're never wrong

Hey look, it's someone who doesn't grasp the concept of satire.

Like I said he's a liberal, he gets a pass as is shown in your post, your circling the wagons. If a conservative would have done this the left would lose its damn mind. Dont deny it just say "yah you're probably right."


If a conservative would have done this you would be championing them as a national hero who "speaks the uabashed truth".
 
2012-09-18 10:24:55 PM

JAYoung: Newman nailed the 21st century Republican party 40 years ago with "Sail Away" and "Political Science."


Or Rednecks or It's Money That I Love.
 
2012-09-18 10:31:04 PM

bwilson27: A stranger in the Alps: [images2.wikia.nocookie.net image 360x270]

"Left foot, right foot. Left foot, right foot ..."

/Came for this, leaving satisfied.


Me and all.

Plus one for Randy as well here.
 
2012-09-18 10:34:43 PM

Cyclometh: Well, someone has to have bad taste so the rest of us can have good taste.


If I wanted to hear a whiny old person talk arhythmically over simplistic background music, I'd listen to my ipod while around my stroke-victim grandmother.
 
2012-09-18 10:35:04 PM

CygnusDarius: I want to see a gay hispanic atheist presidential candidate with muslim parents.


All of that will happen in the next 100 years - except for the atheist part. Unless, he/she/heshe keeps it secret. ( Which has NOT happened already. )
 
2012-09-18 10:37:00 PM

TalenLee: If I wanted to hear a whiny old person talk arhythmically over simplistic background music, I'd listen to my ipod while around my stroke-victim grandmother.


Between Newman and you, he's not the one who sounds whiny right now.
 
2012-09-18 10:38:34 PM

InmanRoshi: jso2897: Wow. After all these years of irrelevance, newman comes back with this?
I wiill henceforth always respect the elderly.

Newman has never and will never be irrelavant, especially when it comes to scathing, pitch dark satire.

See the entire Sail Away album.


See, but don't listen. The man can't sing.
 
2012-09-18 10:39:12 PM

TalenLee: Cyclometh: Well, someone has to have bad taste so the rest of us can have good taste.

If I wanted to hear a whiny old person talk arhythmically over simplistic background music, I'd listen to my ipod while around my stroke-victim grandmother.


Yes, but that might not always be convenient.
 
2012-09-18 10:40:12 PM
It's a story about friendship with-a music by me, about a bear and a bunny who becomes...part of the family.....somethin like that
 
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