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U.S. racism 'everywhere,' says Dave Matthews
CNN ^ | 9/21/09 | Denise Quan

Posted on 09/21/2009 3:55:12 PM PDT by pissant

LOS ANGELES, California (CNN) -- Watching the Dave Matthews Band moments before they take the stage is like watching a football team bursting out of the locker room before a big game.

They slap hands. Bump fists. Jump up and down, exclaiming "Feel the love, feel the love!" The energy in the air is electric.

And when they walk out on stage, the energy explodes into thousands of shining faces. People dance in the aisles. Others sing every word to every song. A few share funny cigarettes.

For more than three hours, the jubilant atmosphere creates a sense of community between an amphitheater filled with strangers and the ethnically diverse musicians leading the charge on stage.

But then DMB is all about community -- creating its own and giving back. BAMA Works Fund -- the group's charitable foundation -- has handed out $5 million in grants to worthy causes, including schools and victims of Hurricane Katrina. Video

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


TOPICS: Music/Entertainment
KEYWORDS: commienewsnetwork; davematthews; hollywoodreds; larrysinclairslover; obama; playtheracecard; pravdamedia; racism; shutupandsing; supergay
His brainpower matches his songwriting ability.
1 posted on 09/21/2009 3:55:12 PM PDT by pissant
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To: pissant
Ummm, aren't these the leftie idiots who got in trouble for dumping their RV sludge into a river?
2 posted on 09/21/2009 3:59:02 PM PDT by teenyelliott (Soylent green should be made outta liberals...)
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To: pissant

This stupid, spoiled child of privilege and apartheid should go back to South Africa.


3 posted on 09/21/2009 3:59:12 PM PDT by counterpunch (In this present crisis, government is not the solution to our problem. Government is the problem.)
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To: teenyelliott
Ummm, aren't these the leftie idiots who got in trouble for dumping their RV sludge into a river?

Yup. That Dave-Matthews poop 'everywhere', says FReeper.

4 posted on 09/21/2009 4:00:37 PM PDT by kromike
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To: pissant
I would usually say this is just another case of STFU&S, but I can't stand the singing. large dog leads
5 posted on 09/21/2009 4:01:11 PM PDT by SiVisPacemParaBellum (Peace through superior firepower!)
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To: counterpunch

Former Senator John Edwards (there are “two Americas”, just like for Dave Matthews “there were two South Africas”) reportedly told his pregnant beau that he would marry her and Dave Matthews Band would peform at the wedding. Sounds about right.


6 posted on 09/21/2009 4:02:09 PM PDT by laconic
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To: pissant

What a dolt.


7 posted on 09/21/2009 4:03:39 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: pissant

How many black people does he live around? Why isn’t he back in SA helping his fellow countrymen? Why is he in this EVIL CAPITALIST society if it sooooo racist and evil that it elected a black man as POTUS? Oh, as far as health care, taxes, going “green”, etc, we know Dave isn’t worried with his millions; what about the rest of us who are trying to get to that level?


8 posted on 09/21/2009 4:04:39 PM PDT by Clock King (There's no way to fix D.C.)
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To: kromike
'Yup. That Dave-Matthews poop 'everywhere', says FReeper. '

Including my radio, unfortunately.

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9 posted on 09/21/2009 4:06:10 PM PDT by Viking2002
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To: pissant

This guy supports apartheid and he calls the U.S. racist?


10 posted on 09/21/2009 4:06:31 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: pissant

This band is sooo overrated. Seriously, I never got what was good about them.


11 posted on 09/21/2009 4:08:36 PM PDT by Retired Greyhound
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To: pissant

12 posted on 09/21/2009 4:09:45 PM PDT by paulycy (Screw the RACErs.)
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To: pissant

He’s right . Walk down the street in most black neighborhods in the USA and you’ll find out real quick how racist it is .


13 posted on 09/21/2009 4:10:51 PM PDT by sushiman
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To: Clock King

How many black people go to a Dave Matthews concert?


14 posted on 09/21/2009 4:11:20 PM PDT by CaptainK (...please make it stop. Shake a can of pennies at it.)
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To: pissant

>> His brainpower matches his songwriting ability.

A big hearty plus one to that.

Mrs. Tick bought one of his albums a few weeks ago. She played in in the car. In my humble opinion, it was bland and lacking in musical talent of any sort. Not so much “terrible” as “pathetic”. I can’t figure out what the fuss is all about with this boy.


15 posted on 09/21/2009 4:11:22 PM PDT by Nervous Tick (Stop dissing drunken sailors! At least they spend their OWN money.)
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To: teenyelliott

Indeed, Dave’s bus, crossing a Chicago River bridge, dumped sewage on tour boat patrons below. It is how I always remember Dave.


16 posted on 09/21/2009 4:13:39 PM PDT by steelyourfaith ("Power is not alluring to pure minds." - Thomas Jefferson)
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To: pissant

Another star opens his mouth and ruins the charade. Don’t quit your day job, Dave.


17 posted on 09/21/2009 4:16:06 PM PDT by snowrip (Liberal? YOU ARE A SOCIALIST WITH NO RATIONAL ARGUMENT.)
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To: SiVisPacemParaBellum

Amen to that, I have heard better singing talent at my local Mexican restaurant on Friday night. And even better, they don’t feel the need to preach.


18 posted on 09/21/2009 4:16:38 PM PDT by stratboy
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To: snowrip
Don’t quit your day job, Dave.

Whatever that is .....

19 posted on 09/21/2009 4:18:17 PM PDT by stratboy
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To: pissant
They slap hands. Bump fists. Jump up and down, exclaiming "Feel the love, feel the love!" The energy in the air is electric

lol...what a candy-ass outfit. Nauseatingly bad music, sappy/mindless lyrics, and naive politics. That's the DM Band for ya.

20 posted on 09/21/2009 4:18:44 PM PDT by Mr. Mojo
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To: Mr. Mojo

Agreed...everything I ever heard out of this extremely overrated band was a total yawner. Pointless and shallow noise posturing as something deep and worth your time.


21 posted on 09/21/2009 4:25:29 PM PDT by liberty75
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To: kromike
Ummm, aren't these the leftie idiots who got in trouble for dumping their RV sludge into a river?

Dave Matthews Band offers DNA to ID waste

The Dave Matthews Band pleaded for patience from its fans and the people of Chicago as police continued to investigate allegations that a bus the band used dumped human waste onto a tour boat in the Chicago River earlier this month.

22 posted on 09/21/2009 4:31:53 PM PDT by MamaDearest
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To: pissant

There is also annoying, repetitive non-music everywhere performed by spastic idiots who always look like they need a bath.


23 posted on 09/21/2009 4:33:23 PM PDT by Dr. Thorne (Buy Gold and Guns Now!)
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To: pissant

24 posted on 09/21/2009 4:33:59 PM PDT by TSgt (I long for Norman Rockwell's America.)
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To: liberty75

Exactly...their music is bad enough, but all the self-important posturing makes it even more unbearable.


25 posted on 09/21/2009 4:43:10 PM PDT by Mr. Mojo
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To: Nervous Tick

Same opinion here on the DMB. I like the Robert Cray Band 1000% more.


26 posted on 09/21/2009 4:46:05 PM PDT by Hillarys Gate Cult (The man who said "there's no such thing as a stupid question" has never talked to Helen Thomas.)
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To: pissant
Shut up Mathews, you honky mook cracker racist.


Frowning takes 68 muscles.
Smiling takes 6.
Pulling this trigger takes 2.
I'm lazy.

27 posted on 09/21/2009 4:54:19 PM PDT by The Comedian (Evil can only succeed if good men don't point at it and laugh.)
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To: Hillarys Gate Cult

There’s a handful of songs by DMB that I like. The musicians are pretty good, especially the drummer.

But it’s like anything. Write enough songs, eventually something will come out pretty good. But, everytime I get the hankerin’ to play a DMB CD, I get through one or two songs before I eject it.

His politics suck, however.


28 posted on 09/21/2009 5:07:35 PM PDT by Big Giant Head (Running my computer bare naked for over a year with no infections at all.)
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To: CaptainK

“How many black people go to a Dave Matthews concert?”

7, including bartenders and security guards.


29 posted on 09/21/2009 5:10:21 PM PDT by wac3rd (Felipe Calderon supports the public option.)
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To: pissant

Since we are all racists, that means Obama was elected via voter fraud.


30 posted on 09/21/2009 6:35:35 PM PDT by ViLaLuz (2 Chronicles 7:14)
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To: ViLaLuz

LOL. Good point. And he likely was, racist or not


31 posted on 09/21/2009 6:36:10 PM PDT by pissant (THE Conservative party: www.falconparty.com)
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To: pissant
...We give the podium to a lot of people who shouldn't have the podium.

Finally something we agree upon, Dave!!! Now please put a large sock in it.

I have two DMB albums (Under the Table and Dreaming and Crash) and I actually like them. I do not care for his politics and wish he'd keep his trap shut about them. I suppose he could go back to South Africa if the U.S. is such a lousy, racist place.

I always love listening to these capitalism-loving, carpetbagging celebrities (Bono comes to mind) sanctimoniously telling us how we need to straighten out our country, when their own homelands are wrecks.

Shut up and sing, guys.
Better yet, just shut up.

32 posted on 09/21/2009 6:50:05 PM PDT by TXBlair (Hi DUmmies and lurkers!!)
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To: pissant
This Turd is just pissed that he lost the John Edwards/Raelle Hunter wedding gig.
33 posted on 09/21/2009 6:56:02 PM PDT by Shqipo (A whiff of blowback is in the air.)
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To: pissant

After watching Matthews on HDnet to see what all the clamor was about, I’d have to day his next good song will be his first.


34 posted on 09/21/2009 7:16:24 PM PDT by driftless2 (for long term happiness, learn how to play the accordion)
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To: driftless2

LOL


35 posted on 09/21/2009 7:20:49 PM PDT by pissant (THE Conservative party: www.falconparty.com)
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To: Hillarys Gate Cult
Robert Cray?

Feh. Seymour Cray for me.

Cheers!

36 posted on 09/22/2009 4:14:38 AM PDT by grey_whiskers (The opinions are solely those of the author and are subject to change without notice.)
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To: pissant

Racism everywhere - kind of ironic cause the left loves to make fun of the “McCarthy period” when people thought there were commies everywhere - now they see racists everywhere and that’s just fine.


37 posted on 09/22/2009 4:24:27 AM PDT by 2 Kool 2 Be 4-Gotten
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To: pissant; 537cant be wrong; Aeronaut; bassmaner; Bella_Bru; Big Guy and Rusty 99; Brian Allen; ...
CNN: President Carter said he thinks that a lot of the animosity directed toward President Obama is race related.

Dave Matthews: Of course it is! I found there's a fairly blatant racism in America that's already there, and I don't think I noticed it when I lived here as a kid. But when I went back to South Africa, and then it's sort of thrust in your face, and then came back here -- I just see it everywhere. There's a good population of people in this country that are terrified of the president only because he's black, even if they don't say it. And I think a lot of them, behind closed doors, do say it. Maybe I'm paranoid about it, but I don't think someone who disagreed as strongly as they do with Obama -- if it was Clinton -- would have stood up and screamed at him during his speech. (Shakes his head) I don't think so.

OFFICIAL RELEASE: Two CODEPINK activists disrupt McCain’s RNC speech (Sep 4, 2008)

They were both released within an hour with no charges.

This lying whining scumbag pretends that the last 8 years "never happened". This is the current culture and the Left was silent over their own extremist tactics. They cheered when an Iraqi journalist threw a shoe at president Bush. They guffawed when he choked on a pretzel. Chickens are coming home to roost, Dave. That's all.

38 posted on 09/22/2009 10:29:17 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (There is no truth in the Pravda Media.)
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To: pissant
Matthews:... We give the podium to a lot of people who shouldn't have the podium. The message that's delivered the loudest and in the most entertaining way is the one that we're going to put on because that's what we want. We want ratings more than we want to deliver information. That's just where the culture's gotten.

Hollyweird celebrities get to spout their political views on a national news network simply because they are famous and hold the "politically correct" world politics.

Dave Matthews did not EARN the attention of the public for his politics, only for his band's music. But he hijacks the limelight and spouts politics. He's the perfect example of giving the podium to someone who did not earn it.

39 posted on 09/22/2009 10:32:01 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (There is no truth in the Pravda Media.)
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To: pissant
More brilliance:

Matthews: "I don't think socialism, and I don't think warmness and respect are necessarily bad words."

That's like saying that Nazism, Puppies and Ice Cream are also happy words.

Socialism and Nazism and Communism are all bad politics.

40 posted on 09/22/2009 10:34:26 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (There is no truth in the Pravda Media.)
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To: 2 Kool 2 Be 4-Gotten
They are the same ones who call Walter E. Williams, Clarence Thomas, Alan Keyes, and Condi Rice “racists”, “race traitors”, and “uncle toms”.

It isn’t about the race, it is about the politics. The charge of racism is just a slur.

They are defensive when their politics are called Socialist. They deny it. They point to long standing socialist programs in America. And yet they throw around the Fascist word at Republicans at every turn.

41 posted on 09/22/2009 10:37:27 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (There is no truth in the Pravda Media.)
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To: sushiman

Bob Dylan learned there is still segregation in this nation when he wandered through a neighborhood “he wasn’t supposed to enter” and got hassled by the police for not carrying ID.


42 posted on 09/22/2009 10:41:13 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (There is no truth in the Pravda Media.)
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To: a fool in paradise

And I think a lot of them, behind closed doors, do say it.


This is a al Mo Dowd who heard the “boy” after Joe Wilson’s “You Lie”.

We’ve moved on now to leftists telling us what is in people’s heads - that only they can here.

IOW - Orwell’s thoughtcrime. Brought to you by idiots like Dowd and Matthews.


43 posted on 09/22/2009 10:47:49 AM PDT by 2 Kool 2 Be 4-Gotten
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To: MikeWUSAF

LOL! A playlist with one DM track is one too many...


44 posted on 09/22/2009 11:19:06 AM PDT by rockrr (Everything is different now...)
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To: pissant

There are a few exceptions, but “jam” bands suck.


45 posted on 09/22/2009 11:53:32 AM PDT by GSWarrior
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To: pissant

Another person in need of new knee pads for the Messiah.


46 posted on 09/22/2009 2:21:23 PM PDT by ConservativeStatement (Obama lies, Freedom dies)
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