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Joan Baez and Me She gwine tell de folks how dat ol' missuh prez'dent be a debbil! [hippie racism]
Reason ^ | 11/04/04 | Ronald Bailey

Posted on 11/05/2004 6:15:17 AM PST by conelrad

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1 posted on 11/05/2004 6:15:18 AM PST by conelrad
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Don't eat the brown acid.


2 posted on 11/05/2004 6:18:47 AM PST by Salamander (Pirates of the Appalachians)
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To: conelrad

These folks really need some serious therapy.


3 posted on 11/05/2004 6:19:07 AM PST by tom paine 2
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can you imagine if bush had done that? or ted danson?


4 posted on 11/05/2004 6:19:17 AM PST by camle (keep your mind open and somebody will fill it with something for you))
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To: conelrad

Taken out of context, a video of her talking and acting like an uneducated black teen girl could be very damning.

Heck, even taken in context.


5 posted on 11/05/2004 6:19:24 AM PST by hnorris (Deserve Victory)
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To: conelrad

Uh Joan, these nice men in the white coats want to talk to you...


6 posted on 11/05/2004 6:19:59 AM PST by tuffydoodle
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To: conelrad

Very disturbing.


7 posted on 11/05/2004 6:20:00 AM PST by msjhall
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However, the most remarkable and disturbing episode occurred halfway through the concert when Joan stopped singing and announced that she had "multiple personalities." One of her multiple personalities is that of a fifteen year old poor black girl named Alice from Turkey Scratch, Arkansas. Baez decided to share with us Alice's views on the election. Amazed and horrified I watched a rich, famous, extremely white folksinger perform what can only be described as bit of minstrelsy—only the painted on blackface was missing. Alice, the black teenager from Arkansas Baez was pretending to be, spoke in a dialect so broad and thick that it would put Uncle Remus and Amos and Andy to shame. Baez' monologue was filled with phrases like, "I'se g'win ta" to do this that or the other and dropping all final "g's." Baez as Alice made statements like, "de prezident, he be a racist," and "de prezident, he got a bug fer killin'." Finally, since Bush won the election with 58.7 million votes to Kerry's 55.1 million, Alice observed, "Seems lak haf' de country be plumb crazy." Since Baez was reading Alice's notes, it is evident that she thinks that Arkansas' public schools don't teach black children to write standard English.

Joan Baez showcases her imitation of a fifteen-year-old black girl for a disbelieving audience:


8 posted on 11/05/2004 6:20:06 AM PST by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle (I feel more and more like a revolted Charlton Heston, witnessing ape society for the very first time)
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To: conelrad

Hearing "The Night They Tore Old Dixie Down" on the radio used to give me severe headaches.


9 posted on 11/05/2004 6:21:06 AM PST by martin_fierro (WTF is a "nonspecific malady"?)
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To: conelrad

Dear God, thank you for putting a brain in my head that works. The alternative is frightening.


10 posted on 11/05/2004 6:21:20 AM PST by L98Fiero
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Old hippie hypocrites. Not surprising.


11 posted on 11/05/2004 6:24:40 AM PST by RockinRight (Bush's rallies look like World Series games. Kerry's rallies look like Little League games.)
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Not many people seem to realize that Joan Baez and the other Communist entertainers of the 60s never really cared about black people, ever.

These people were nothing but patronizing, condescending opportunists from the very beginning.

And Joan Baez, contrary to the author's statement, is not a talented artist.

She has never written a memorable song, for starters. All her signature tunes are either folk standards, Pete Seeger songs or songs borrowed from her ex-boyfriend Bob Dylan. She has zero talent as a writer.

Her voice does not have any range - it's very flat sounding and as a result, all her songs sound the same because she cannot emotionally modulate with her material. Compare her to a Billie Holiday or even a Janis Joplin or Joss Stone - Baez sings rotely as if she's going through the motions. Her interpretations of her material are colorless and completely unmemorable.

She takes no stylistic chances of any kind - her music is in perfect stasis: a derivative coffee shop singer from 1963, singing other people's music as if she was in a high school chorus.

12 posted on 11/05/2004 6:25:39 AM PST by wideawake (God bless our brave soldiers and their Commander in Chief)
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Why is the author shocked by this?
Hello??? Democrats are racist???

I was horrified when she sang "We Shall Overcome".
My Gawd, people, she's singing a strong from the civil rights movement because she thinks a rich, white, Northeastern Liberal and his huge entourage was oppressed???? Their rights were violated because he lost an election??? Is she insane??

Oh, and that other crap about Alice - bet me she does this at cocktail parties making fun of black folks. Bet me.


13 posted on 11/05/2004 6:25:41 AM PST by mabelkitty (Blackwell for Governor in 2006!!!)
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To: conelrad

That's one beeber that's been seriesly stuned.

; )


14 posted on 11/05/2004 6:26:22 AM PST by maggief (... riots afterwards ... Liz Edwards, "...not if we win.")
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Sad about Charlottesville. It is a beautiful little town, but the freaks are taking it over.

My youngest daughter (13 years old)who is more conservative than I am always wanted to go to W&M said she would rather work at McDonalds her whole life than attend there now.
Funny because I worked at that McDonalds every summer for college money! LOL


15 posted on 11/05/2004 6:26:31 AM PST by GottaLuvAkitas1 (Ronald Reagan is the TRUE "Father Of Our Country".)
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To: KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle

What is that from?
I can't read the letters on hair rags. Is it significant?


16 posted on 11/05/2004 6:27:37 AM PST by mabelkitty (Blackwell for Governor in 2006!!!)
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To: conelrad

Judas Preist did a great cover of "Diamonds and Rust".


17 posted on 11/05/2004 6:28:28 AM PST by Hillarys Gate Cult (This space for rant)
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Dunno. Just Googled "racist imagery," and that one popped up within the first few pages. (An old editorial cartoon, if I had to guess.) :)


18 posted on 11/05/2004 6:29:42 AM PST by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle (I feel more and more like a revolted Charlton Heston, witnessing ape society for the very first time)
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The header is priceless.


19 posted on 11/05/2004 6:29:44 AM PST by Liz (The man who establishes the reputation of rising at dawn, can sleep til noon.)
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Perhaps Joanie next will be able to channel a dead Vietnamese teenager in a loin cloth lamenting the defeat and praising the heroism of J effin Kerry?


20 posted on 11/05/2004 6:30:55 AM PST by silverleaf (Fasten your seat belts- it's going to be a BUMPY ride.)
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