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Obama On Listening To Bob Dylan In College: My World Opened Up
Weekly Standard ^ | May 29, 2012 | DANIEL HALPER

Posted on 05/29/2012 10:38:23 PM PDT by Steelfish

Obama On Listening To Bob Dylan In College: My World Opened Up MAY 29, 2012 • BY DANIEL HALPER

President Barack Obama awarded Presidential Medals of Freedom today at the White House to Bob Dylan John Glenn, John Paul Stevens, Madeleine Albright, Shimon Peres, Jan Karski, John Doar, William Foege, Dolores Huerta, Juliette Gordon Low, Pat Summitt, and Gordon Hirabayashi. The award is the highest honor a president can give to a civilian.

When delivering his brief remarks about each honoree, President Obama thanked musician Bob Dylan for opening up his "world."

"I remember in college listening to Bob Dylan and my world opening up because he captured something that -- about this country that was so vital," Obama said. The president also noted that he's "a really big fan."

Bob Dylan started out singing other people’s songs. But, as he says, “There came a point where I had to write what I wanted to say, because what I wanted to say, nobody else was writing.” So born in Hibbing, Minnesota -- a town, he says, where “you couldn’t be a rebel -- it was too cold” -- (laughter) -- Bob moved to New York at age 19. By the time he was 23, Bob’s voice, with its weight, its unique, gravelly power was redefining not just what music sounded like, but the message it carried and how it made people feel.

(Excerpt) Read more at weeklystandard.com ...


TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Music/Entertainment; Politics
KEYWORDS: bobdylan; doloreshuerta; dylan; medaloffreedom; scrapmetal

1 posted on 05/29/2012 10:38:30 PM PDT by Steelfish
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To: Steelfish

Someone should tell him he’s related to George Zimmerman...;)


2 posted on 05/29/2012 10:42:47 PM PDT by decal (I'm not rude, I don't suffer fools is all.)
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To: Steelfish

Yes....when I went to my LAST BD concert....he played like he had a plane to catch. So fitting for Zero.


3 posted on 05/29/2012 10:43:36 PM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (A MUST WATCH: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=KeOLurcQaqI)
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To: Steelfish

I find myself doubting Obama ever listened to a Dylan record back in college. I’m thinking Barry Manilow or Leo Sayer was a lot more likely to be on the turntable.

Or maybe Rupert Holmes. Yeah, ol’ Rupe would fit, too.


4 posted on 05/29/2012 10:57:08 PM PDT by DemforBush (A Repo man is *always* intense!)
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To: Steelfish

The way that obama treats the Israelis should have made Dylan spit in his face.


5 posted on 05/29/2012 10:59:49 PM PDT by loveitor.. ("I will leave with the greatest love for this country of ours..." Ronald Reagan)
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To: Steelfish
And, why would a women's basketball coach deserve the highest award this country bestows?
6 posted on 05/29/2012 11:31:20 PM PDT by Coldwater Creek (He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty Psalm 91:)
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To: Coldwater Creek

And, why would a women’s basketball coach deserve the highest award this country bestows?


Was wondering the same thing. Unfortunately, I think I know the answer.


7 posted on 05/29/2012 11:33:38 PM PDT by 98ZJ USMC
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To: Steelfish

Betcha Obama couldn’t even name one Dylan song.


8 posted on 05/29/2012 11:40:09 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Steelfish

“My transcripts, my friend, are blowing in the wind... My transcripts are blowing in the wind...”


9 posted on 05/29/2012 11:57:40 PM PDT by Yaelle
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To: Steelfish
"Those who later formed the Weatherman organization produced a paper at the Students for a Democratic Society Convention in Chicago in June of 1969. With a nod to Bob Dylan, the sponsors titled their epistle: 'You Don’t Need A Weatherman to Know Which Way the Wind Is Blowing.'"
http://www.humanevents.com/article.php?id=26243
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"Dubbing itself the Weathermen, this new organization took its name from a line in Bob Dylan’s 'Subterranean Homesick Blues'—'you don’t need a weatherman to know which way the wind blows'—and within months had set off bombs at the National Guard headquarters and set in motion plans to bomb targets across the country"
http://www.pbs.org/independentlens/weatherunderground/film.html
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"Johnny's in the basement
Mixing up the medicine
I'm on the pavement
Thinking about the government"

"Maggie comes fleet foot
Face full of black soot
Talkin' that the heat put
Plants in the bed but
The phone's tapped anyway
Maggie says that many say
They must bust in early May"

...

Look out kid
Don't matter what you did
Walk on your tip toes
Don't try "No Doz"
Better stay away from those
That carry around a fire hose

Keep a clean nose
Watch the plain clothes

You don't need a weather man
To know which way the wind blows"

http://www.bobdylan.com/#/songs/subterranean-homesick-blues

10 posted on 05/30/2012 1:10:01 AM PDT by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: ETL

Nice catch...

I’m sure he and Bill Ayers sat around smoking dope and laughter their asses off thinking about the people they blew up...


11 posted on 05/30/2012 2:24:50 AM PDT by Popman (When you elect a clown: expect a circus to follow...)
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To: Steelfish

Yea, you know, me and my choom gang buddies loved, you know, just, ah, sorta sittin' around and passing the bong and like grovin' on Dylan and stuff like that. It was way cool.

12 posted on 05/30/2012 4:18:15 AM PDT by mc5cents
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To: mc5cents

Obama looks queer as a 3 dollar bill in this pic.

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“The second time I went out to California to attend Mohammad Hassan Chandoo’s graduation from Occidental College, Obama was enjoying the lavish lifestyle being financed by his friend and roommate at the time - Hassan Chandoo. The wealthy patron provided Obama access to big houses, lavish parties & had him dressed in the slickest clothes. I could have sworn they were both Gay & wealthy.”

Those were some of the initial observations by Dr. John C. Drew, PhD, on his second encounter with Barack Obama who was attending Occidental College at the time. ..."

http://www.allvoices.com/contributed-news/5257893-dr-john-c-drew-and-barack-obama-the-chance-encounter-at-occidental-college

13 posted on 05/30/2012 5:35:01 AM PDT by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: Steelfish

Anyone?

I have read that Bob Dylan is a political conservative and converted to Catholicism.

His songs from the 60 - 70’s were co-opted by The Left and the Anti-Vietnam War Movement.


14 posted on 05/30/2012 5:36:15 AM PDT by Joe Marine 76 ("It's The Natural Born Citizenship, Stupid!")
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To: mc5cents
From the New York Times, September 11, 2001:

"He [Bill Ayers] also writes about the Weathermen's sexual experimentation as they tried to 'smash monogamy.' The Weathermen were 'an army of lovers,' he says, and describes having had different sexual partners, including his best male friend."

Source: New York Times, September 11, 2001: "No Regrets for a Love Of Explosives; In a Memoir of Sorts, a War Protester Talks of Life With the Weathermen"
http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.html?res=9F02E1DE1438F932A2575AC0A9679C8B63&sec=&spon=&pagewanted=1

15 posted on 05/30/2012 5:36:28 AM PDT by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: Steelfish

Looks like he’s trying to hold on to the white, washed-out 60’s hippie vote.


16 posted on 05/30/2012 5:37:10 AM PDT by jersey117
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To: Joe Marine 76
The Left and the Anti-Vietnam War Movement.

The Left and the Anti-Vietnam War PRO-COMMUNIST Movement.

17 posted on 05/30/2012 5:38:52 AM PDT by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: Steelfish
Did Obama misspeak and present himself as a college student of the 60’s? Sadly, it wouldn't surprise me if he did.
18 posted on 05/30/2012 5:47:29 AM PDT by liberalh8ter (If Barack has a memory like a steel trap, why can't he remember what the Constitution says?)
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To: Steelfish
Obama awards Medal of Freedom to avowed socialist
President Obama awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom on Tuesday to Dolores Huerta, an 82-year-old labor activist and co-founder of the United Farm Workers union.

Huerta is also an honorary chair of the Democratic Socialists of America.

DSA describes itself as “the largest socialist organization in the United States, and the principal U.S. affiliate of the Socialist International.”

Huerta has claimed, “Republicans hate Latinos,” and has spoken fondly of Hugo Chavez’s despotic regime in Venezuela."


19 posted on 05/30/2012 5:53:47 AM PDT by Diamond (He has erected a multitude of new offices, and sent hither swarms of officers to harass our people,)
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To: Steelfish

What are the standards that must be met for this award? I just don’t see many names on that list that actually did something significant that brought freedom to others.


20 posted on 05/30/2012 10:49:55 AM PDT by CSM (Keeper of the Dave Ramsey Ping list. FReepmail me if you want your beeber stuned.)
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To: ETL

Thanks for “fixing” my comment! LOL


21 posted on 05/30/2012 11:33:01 AM PDT by Joe Marine 76 ("It's The Natural Born Citizenship, Stupid!")
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To: ETL
It was amazing how fast the anti-war movement during WWII shifted to full tilt pro-war - the very second Hitler attacked their beloved “Uncle Joe” Stalin.

My little sister was a freshman in college and went to an “anti-war” rally. She came back saying “Those people are NOT anti-war and they are NOT for peace.”

Amid the communists, Arab agitators, and antisemites - it was hard to find a single person actually for “peace”.

22 posted on 05/30/2012 11:39:38 AM PDT by allmendream (Tea Party did not send GOP to DC to negotiate the terms of our surrender to socialism)
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To: allmendream
It was amazing how fast the anti-war movement during WWII shifted to full tilt pro-war - the very second Hitler attacked their beloved “Uncle Joe” Stalin.


Above: Soviet Foreign Minister Molotov signs the Nazi-Soviet Non-aggression Pact while German Foreign Minister Von Ribbentrop and Soviet leader Stalin look on under a portrait of Lenin, August 23, 1939. News of the Pact stunned the world and paved the way for the beginning of World War Two with Hitler assured the Germans would not have to fight a war on two fronts.
http://www.historyplace.com/worldwar2/timeline/pact.htm
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"...at the time of the Nazi-Soviet Pact, the Communists suddenly transformed the 'Anti-Nazi League' into the "Hollywood Peace Forum," calling for American neutrality and using the slogan 'Let's Skip the Next War.'..."
--Ronald Radosh, from his book, Red Star Over Hollywood: The Film Colony's Long Romance With the Left
http://www.capmag.com/article.asp?ID=4251
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"[Pete] Seeger was antiwar during the period of the Nazi-Soviet Pact; pro-war after the Soviet Union was the ally of the United States; and anti-war during the years of the Cold War and Vietnam." --Ronald Radosh (former communist)
http://www.frontpagemag.com/Articles/Read.aspx?GUID=01133F31-CE9A-40BC-B797-47CBB0023EF4

23 posted on 05/30/2012 11:29:22 PM PDT by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: allmendream
Amid the communists, Arab agitators, and antisemites - it was hard to find a single person actually for “peace”.

Many of the participants of the large so-called "anti-war" rallies are typically naive dupes of the commie left organizers, or so bloody stupid they don't even know why they're there.

24 posted on 05/30/2012 11:42:35 PM PDT by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: Joe Marine 76

Bob Dylan has strong Judeo-Christian beliefs. He played a concert for Pope John Paul II but did not convert to Catholicism.

Dylan holds a lot of conservative views: pro-life, pro-2nd amendment(with protect your castle sensibilities), never has been a pacifist, each war should be judged on its own merits, is concerned over lack of border security, very pro-God, prefers America to be a melting pot with inhabitants , citizens and immigrants encouraged to unite under our flag,......


25 posted on 06/03/2012 8:51:02 AM PDT by Tweeker
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To: Tweeker

Thanks Tweeker!

JM76


26 posted on 06/03/2012 10:00:01 AM PDT by Joe Marine 76 ("It's The Natural Born Citizenship, Stupid!")
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