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Posted on 01/05/2005 7:47:34 PM PST by SeasideSparrow
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BUSH SWEARING IN: TAKE 2 Kid Rock too vulgar for inauguration? Some wonder why values voters rewarded with F-word-spewing rapper
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Posted: January 5, 2005 8:40 p.m. Eastern
By Ron Strom © 2005 WorldNetDaily.com
Kid Rock, a popular vulgar rock-rapper whose lyrics wouldn't begin to pass muster with the Federal Communications Commission, is headlining the youth concert during the inauguration festivities for President Bush a politician who was re-elected largely due to the participation of traditional "values voters."
The Detroit-based rapper, who dedicated his first album to songs about oral sex and who was voted the Sluttiest Male Celebrity at the 1999 MTV Video Music Awards, will perform Jan. 18 at the Washington, D.C., Armory in a concert hosted by Bush daughters Jenna and Barbara. Teenage singer JoJo also will appear at the event.
"Anybody that knows anything about Kid Rock knows that his music is disgusting and vile, and Republicans, and most certainly the Christian Republicans that got Bush re-elected, should be appalled by this," WND reader Dave Parker commented. "At best, it is a horrible oversight by a clueless event organizer. At worst, it is a slap in the face to all who voted for Bush with the belief that he is a more moral person than Kerry."
Kid Rock (photo: wikipedia.com)
Kid Rock, aka Robert James Ritchie, has been known to attend Republican events. The New York Times reported that during a party he attended at the Republican National Convention last year, Kid Rock noted that if he were president he would never get caught having sex in the Oval Office, but would instead install cameras in the Lincoln Bedroom.
New York Daily News gossip columnist Lloyd Grover reported on Kid Rock's support for Bush last July. According to the columnist, the rapper was arguing with hip-hop and fashion mogul Russell Simmons and others outside a movie theater about whether or not to see Michael Moore's "Fahrenheit 9/11."
"I don't want to see that, it's all propaganda," the rock star said sparking a prolonged political debate right there on the sidewalk. "Russell, don't you understand, everything we got in this country, we got from fighting," Kid Rock argued, according to Simmons' account. "It's just a movie. ... I'd rather go to the bar across the street."
Kid Rock refused to see the movie and said goodbye. The others bought tickets and went into the theater.
A couple of hours later, Simmons returned to his parked car. On his windshield was a scribbled note:
"Vote Bush. Bush Rocks," apparently written by Kid Rock himself.
Kid Rock's first album, "Grit Sandwiches for Breakfast," fixates on oral sex, including one song, "Yo Da Lin In The Valley," that describes the lyricist's exploits with multiple women in detail. Another similar tune is "Wax the Booty."
Also featured on his 1990 debut album is "Pimp of the Nation," which ironically takes a swipe at Bush's mother. The lyrics include:
Pimp of the Nation, I could be it As a matter of a fact, I foresee it But only pimpin' hoes with the big tush While you be left pimpin' Barbara Bush Some of Kid Rock's songs include the F-word in their title, such as "F--- U Blind" and "F--- Off."
The performer's lyrics often center on the recreational nature of sex and speak of women as mere playthings.
According to an online bio, "Kid Rock is noted for his use of adult film stars when he performs (nude when he can get away with it), as Kobe Tai and Jenna Jameson have danced on stage while Kid does his thing."
After reading some of Kid Rock's lyrics, Randy Thomasson, president of Campaign for Children and Families, was outraged the rapper would be a part of the president's festivities.
"I just read Kid Rock's sexually explicit lyrics and feel ashamed and dirty for even looking at his songs," he told WND. "If this sex-crazed animal, whose favorite word is the F-word, is allowed to sing at Bush's inauguration this will send a clear message to pro-family Americans that the Republican Party has taken them for a ride and ditched them in the gutter."
Said Thomasson on the rapper's lyrics: "This is the worst I've ever seen. This guy's singing about how he sexually exploits every girl and then asks them if he can do it with their moms."
Thomasson wondered how "Bush's FCC can take the F-word off TV and fine radio and television networks that cuss on the air and show indecency, and then have the most indecent, sexually explicit, anti-family white singer on the planet representing the second term of George W. Bush."
Thomasson said even if Kid Rock were to perform less offensive songs at the youth concert, his mere presence at a Bush even sends a huge message.
"This is more than inconsistent; it's a sham," he said. "This guy is one of the worst role models for youth imaginable."
Concluded Thomasson: "It makes me angry. This is a good reason to leave the Republican Party."
The music planned for the actual inauguration ceremony will be decidedly more mainstream. It includes performances by the U.S. Naval Academy Glee Club, the U.S. Marine Band and mezzo-sopranos Denyce Graves and Susan Graham.
There also will be a performance of "Let the Eagles Soar," a song written by Attorney General John Ashcroft.
A staff member of the Presidential Inauguration Committee told WND he himself was surprised about the Kid Rock appearance and said someone would provide the newssite with an official statement. No one from the committee returned the call by press time. The committee is reachable via e-mail at email@example.com.
Ron Strom is a news editor for WorldNetDaily.com.
Oh give me a break. No wonder Republicans have a reputation for being uptight.
What you said.
I wonder if Kid Rock voted Republican BEFORE he was influenced by Charlie Daniels Band?
That says it all - curses!
Kid Rock might be a Vulger and Depaved SOB, BUT he has his heart in the right spot as far as this country is concerned. He is a conservative BUT he is not my brand of conservative.
Kid rock is hot!
It appears the title is misleading.....
New York Daily News gossip columnist Lloyd Grover reported on Kid Rock's support for Bush last JulyThis support, and his USO trips to Iraq, are a zillion times more important than his use of the "f-bomb".
The Bush Majority was much, much broader than the moral majorette types. If it hadn't been, he would gotten at most 20% of the vote.
Yeah, let Kid Rock sing. I understand his concerts are pretty good, although I've never been to one.
You are right on the money, bro. Kid Rock maybe vulgar and tacky, but hell... he's one of the few artists that actually love their country and support the troops.
I have no complaints with Kid Rock supporting the President.
BRO!?!?!? Um, check my profile page...
Does this mean Chenney is gonna be banned too....
as long as Kid Rock keeps his inauguration show clean I don't see why this is such a big deal. What would they have the organizers do - ban everyone who's ever used the f-word or engaged in vulgar conversation from the inauguration?
OK, I don't care for Kid Rock, but come on.... ITS A WORD!
I suppose you think we should kick Cheney off the ticket too because he drops F bombs?
I agree with the previous poster who mentioned this is why Republicans get the reputation as being prudes.
Why not save your protests for something important, like keeping Hillary or Kerry out of the White House in 08. All you will do by protesting Kid Rock is get him more fans.
I agree! What's everybody so uptight about? If this is a concern for the youth - and Barbara and Jenna are hosting - I would bet dollars to doughnuts it was the girls' idea. And .. since this is dad's last election party .. I think dad may have been a little more lenient. And .. how do we know that all the performers were not told to keep it clean ..??
"Prigs" is the word you're looking for.
It's more about everyone at WingNutDaily having a reputation for being morons.
haha #15 is right.
Well it's Bush's inaugural party, he can have sing whoever he wants.
This is the wrong issue to pursue with your limited time and energy.
Kid rock has done some good and he is humble about just being a rock dude who doesn't pretend to know much.
Thomasson wondered how "Bush's FCC can take the F-word off TV and fine radio and television networks that cuss on the air and show indecency, and then have the most indecent, sexually explicit, anti-family white singer on the planet representing the second term of George W. Bush."I missed the racial comment the first time. Sounds like someone's been running around wearing their bedsheets to me.
Strange litmus tests at WND these days. Must be the Scots-Irish in me, but I'd rather associate with a man who will cuss and then fight alongside me than a prig who won't do either.
He can sing - *IF* he can keep his filth to himself without spewing it out over the proceedings!
The leftist tactic of bombarding smut over and over the airwaves until it is "commonplace" has succeeded I see - then Janet Jackson's nipple has won -- next stop - michael jacksons ***** ???
and the sheeples go on and on never realizing the lies repeated over and over until there is no truth but the lies.
I agree...Kid Rock was/is very vocal for his support of our troops.
I remember seeing a snippet where he visited the troops near Afgahnistan. He asked for a magic marker and wrote "Hey Osama, suck on this" on a bomb as it was being loaded onto the plane that was about to drop it in Afgahn.
I like Kid Rock and if you don't think he should be there, well...go Cheney yourself.
Oh really? Why don't we just lick our fingers and stick them in the air and see which way the wind is blowing before we develop any position at all . . . of course, then we'd be d'Rats.
What an ass.
I think the Anne Coulter rule applies here... somebody dig up a picture of Kid Hottie Rock please!
Better. ;) Chick is cool with me too.
Yes? And the problem is?
He's performed with Charlie Daniels and at Kenny Chesney concerts. He does have a certain popularity among the country music youth. If he can keep it clean (IF..... and away from Sheryl Crow), then it might expand the Republican and country music bases.
Gosh, I bet somebody at the White House forgot to check that with him; call them first thing in the morning.
Let's give Ron Strom a "Personal Diamond Making Kit" for the New Year.
Bawitdaba (sp?) rocks!
I don't care for much of his music, but I think he's savvy enough to class it up for the inaugural.
Ditto to what you said. Sheesh! Let's choose our battles and not go off half-cocked about every little thing.
Please use original headlines when posting. It helps others who might want to post the same article to find it, preventing duplication. The original headline for this one was "Kid Rock too vulgar for inauguration?" Seems like a decent question. The answer, in my opinion, is "no."
Its articles like this that make us look bad.
Eye heart The Kid. The American Bad Ass is MORE than OK in my book.
The Christian Right voted in the same numbers they did in 2000, according to Michael Barone.
It was Hispanics and blacks that put Bush over. And Catholics, I think.
"The thing that yanked my chain the hardest was seeing this ignoramus with his pointed head stuck up through the hole he had cut in the flag of the United States, yelling about having 'a bottle of Scotch and watching lots of crotch,"' Sen. Zell Miller said in Washington.
"This is the same flag we pledge allegiance to, the same flag that is draped over the coffins of dead, young, uniformed warriors killed while protecting Kid Rock's bony butt," Miller said.
Miller said the musician should be "tarred and feathered and ridden out of this country on a rail."
I notice no replies from the poster. Troll?
I like Kid Rock. I don't like needlebutt conservatives.