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Paul McCartney, pals serenade Obamas at White House
Reuters ^ | 7-27-10 | Barry Garron

Posted on 07/27/2010 7:20:23 PM PDT by Justaham

Whatever your opinion of President Obama, there's no question he has spectacularly revived the number and quality of musical performances in the White House.

Look no further than "Paul McCartney: The Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song in Performance at the White House," taped early last month and screening on PBS on Wednesday, the fourth "In Performance" show thus far during his young administration.

Yes, Sir Paul is English. But the award is not restricted to U.S. citizens. Named in honor of brothers Ira and George Gershwin, the award is given to a composer or performer whose lifetime work exemplifies the standard of excellence associated with the Gershwins. The first one, in 2007, was won by Paul Simon. The second was awarded last year to Stevie Wonder.

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KEYWORDS: beatles; chatroom; heyjuden; paulmccartney; scrambledeggs; whocares; zero

1 posted on 07/27/2010 7:20:25 PM PDT by Justaham
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To: Justaham

again?


2 posted on 07/27/2010 7:21:28 PM PDT by dalebert
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To: Justaham

McCartney’s voice sounds like crap now.


3 posted on 07/27/2010 7:25:43 PM PDT by Eddie01 (All we every really knew was it was crazy to be doin' it any other way)
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To: dalebert

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Lo5vx3kCC8

It made me wonder if the Obama’s had a big sleepover afterwards.


4 posted on 07/27/2010 7:25:54 PM PDT by Clintonfatigued (Obama's more worried about Israelis building houses than he is about Islamists building atomic bombs)
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To: Justaham

Just one piece of crap serenading another piece of crap. No news here ... move along


5 posted on 07/27/2010 7:27:11 PM PDT by doc1019 (Martyrdom is a great thing, until it is your turn.)
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To: Justaham

Yeah, because there’s nothing that Americans who are pinching pennies care about more than whether the King and Queen in Washington are being entertained enough.


6 posted on 07/27/2010 7:27:50 PM PDT by Right Cal Gal (Ronald Reagan: "our liberal friends....know so much that isn't so...")
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To: Justaham
Paul has become one seriousely twisted burnout.
7 posted on 07/27/2010 7:28:34 PM PDT by allmost
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To: Justaham

0bama’s White House seems to be like a nouveau riche family who got their money from winning a lottery. Never-ending parties and vacations in exotic places. With now and then attending board, erh..., cabinet meetings.


8 posted on 07/27/2010 7:30:24 PM PDT by paudio (Be a conscious news consumer: Say NO to Journolist propaganda.)
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To: Justaham

Toke on another joint Paul. Maybe it will clear your mind.


9 posted on 07/27/2010 7:31:18 PM PDT by Man50D (Fair Tax, you earn it, you keep it! www.FairTaxNation.com)
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To: allmost

Uncle Albert/Admiral Halsey and Monkberry Moon Delight was pretty much his pinnacle.


10 posted on 07/27/2010 7:31:57 PM PDT by digger48 (and)
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To: Justaham

What a douche


11 posted on 07/27/2010 7:33:18 PM PDT by ronnie raygun
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To: Right Cal Gal
Yeah, because there’s nothing that Americans who are pinching pennies care about more than whether the King and Queen in Washington are being entertained enough.

My thoughts exactly. Well put.

12 posted on 07/27/2010 7:33:39 PM PDT by NurdlyPeon (Sarah Palin: America's last, best hope for survival.)
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To: Justaham

This was weeks ago that McCartney sang for his White House supper. Have you been living under a rock or in a worm hole?


13 posted on 07/27/2010 7:34:18 PM PDT by dennisw (Sarah Mclachlan in 2012)
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To: Justaham

The Friends reported this morning that the Bush jabs were surprisingly edited out.


14 posted on 07/27/2010 7:34:18 PM PDT by Miss Didi ("After all...tomorrow is another day." Scarlett O'Hara, Gone with the Wind)
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To: Justaham

Who can forget the image of those satellite dish sized ears swinging to and fro to the strains of “Michelle”


15 posted on 07/27/2010 7:37:05 PM PDT by daku
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To: Justaham
Whatever your opinion of President Obama, there's no question he has spectacularly revived the number and quality of musical performances in the White House.

Or, more accurately: Whatever your opinion of President Obama, there's no question he has spectacularly indulged himself by using his position to get an incredible number of famous popular musicians to put on shows for him at the White House. He's done he same with chefs and athletes.
16 posted on 07/27/2010 7:38:20 PM PDT by aruanan
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To: Justaham

Back in the 1970s he barely played any of his Beatle McCartney- Lennon songs. But lately he is doing them all in concert. Why? He lost the royalties for his Beatles recorded (Apple) songs and he can sell the concert recordings. He was a great artist at one time.


17 posted on 07/27/2010 7:39:01 PM PDT by sickoflibs ( "It's not the taxes, the redistribution is the federal spending=tax delayed")
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To: Clintonfatigued

Very creepy video....yuk!


18 posted on 07/27/2010 7:40:30 PM PDT by savagesusie
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To: allmost

Yeah, Linda was a kook but she seemed to keep him in a little pocket of reality.

That nasty little remark he made... totally uncalled for and embarrassingly fawning .. the one about ‘at least this administration knows what a library is.’

How clueless can a human being be? Laura Bush was a librarian. She constantly promoted reading, libraries, held literary seminars and book festivals. Probably the most library conscious person ever in the White House.

I wonder how many books are on the bedside tables at the Obama White House?


19 posted on 07/27/2010 7:40:43 PM PDT by altura
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To: Justaham

Jesus! Get a room you two and have at each other! What a puking pathetic gay romance! I guess after paying off a one-legged whore a billion or two Obama must look pretty good to Paul! Wait, isn’t he dead? I keep playing the record backwards! Imagine there’s no heaven,....without Barack! How can we keep these two tortured gays apart any longer! Oh the misery!


20 posted on 07/27/2010 7:41:41 PM PDT by Doc Savage (SOBAMP!)
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To: paudio
You nailed it. The Obamas are moving on on up to a de-lux apartment in the sky. Only it's the White House and the entire parasitic family has airplanes and cooks, butlers, stooges, gardeners, nannies at their disposal 24/7/365

If ManChellle wants to jet off to Spain with one daughter (while the economy stinks for real Americans) on the taxpayer's dime, there is no stopping her


I'm just thinking that Obama shines compared to president Camacho.......maybe we should count our blessings


21 posted on 07/27/2010 7:44:20 PM PDT by dennisw (Sarah Mclachlan in 2012)
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To: Clintonfatigued

Reading Obama in that video: It’s like Yes it’s all about me and I’m giving you the privilege of being around me my subjects!


22 posted on 07/27/2010 7:44:44 PM PDT by RushingWater
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To: Doc Savage

Was larry sinclaire in the audinece?


23 posted on 07/27/2010 7:44:44 PM PDT by GlockThe Vote
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To: Justaham; June K.
(Don't bother looking for McCartney's dig at former White House occupant George W. Bush: "After the last eight years, it's great to have a president who knows what a library is," he said. A PBS spokesperson reportedly said the comment occurred after the planned program had concluded and after President Obama left the room.)

Not likely, Mr (anonymous)'PBS spokesperson' ... Paulie meant to say that swipe at Bush, as well as Obama meant for it to be said.
How convenient that Obama was supposedly 'out of the room' already when Macca uttered the words, therefore being able to feign no involvement in it, according to this 'PBS spokesperson'

As a lifelong Beatles fan, but not really of Macca's post-Beatles work, it has been fairly apparent over the decades that McCartney completely controls everything that goes on in his concerts and presentations and appearances. There is no way that he would just 'let slip' some smarmy comment unless pre-approved beforehand, especially in a situation such as this --- accepting a prestigious award at the White House.

Sorry, Mr PBS 'spokesperson' .. this Beatles fan ain't buying your excuse.

-- MM

24 posted on 07/27/2010 7:44:49 PM PDT by Mr_Moonlight
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To: Mr_Moonlight

I ain’t buying this lie nor anything that McCartney tries to sell. Make him pay for his nasty, stupid remark. Hit him where it hurts - the pocketbook.


25 posted on 07/27/2010 7:50:33 PM PDT by Catsrus (Have)
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To: altura

I wonder how many books are on the bedside tables at the Obama White House? Zero. Books be against the preachins of the revirnd wright. Back off with the make-up you damn white devil...


26 posted on 07/27/2010 7:52:29 PM PDT by allmost
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To: Justaham

Who can forget the image of those satellite dish sized ears swinging to and fro to the strains of “Michelle”


27 posted on 07/27/2010 7:58:24 PM PDT by daku
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To: dennisw

You can’t call her a shine.


28 posted on 07/27/2010 8:01:54 PM PDT by ichabod1 (Hitler Was Their Fate and their Fate Could Not Be Stayed. Von Braustitch.)
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To: daku

Dang double post, please excuse


29 posted on 07/27/2010 8:02:47 PM PDT by daku
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To: Catsrus; June K.
McCartney knows exactly what he said, and it was pre-planned too, count on that! This stuff does not occur in a bubble.

What is sad is that with this smarmy comment, Macca just ended a magnificently successful career by alienating fully ONE HALF of his fan base ... maybe more.

Us Beatles fans are NOT all clueless liberals, ya know ....

-- MM

30 posted on 07/27/2010 8:05:15 PM PDT by Mr_Moonlight
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To: ichabod1

lol


31 posted on 07/27/2010 8:08:29 PM PDT by dennisw (Sarah Mclachlan in 2012)
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To: daku

quite evocative of our jug eared Kenyan stooge of a president


32 posted on 07/27/2010 8:12:00 PM PDT by dennisw (Sarah Mclachlan in 2012)
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To: Justaham
Somehow reminds me of Judy Colins...

XXXXX DRUDGE REPORT XXXXX WEDNESDAY, JUNE 09 1999 00:14:03 UTC XXXXX

Anti-war activist Judy Collins is set this evening to sing at a gala White House state dinner -- all the while, the US led NATO war against Yugoslavia continues unrestrained.

Collins, who made her name over the last 35 years as a social conscience, is known for her renditions of anti-war songs such as 'Masters of War', 'Song For Sarajevo', 'Last Night I Had The Strangest Dream' and 'Fortune of Soldiers'.

Calls to Collins' label ELEKTRA asking for clarification on whether her fans can still apply her passionate, idealistic songs to the current war in the Balkans were unreturned.

Incidentally, tonight's dinner -- honoring the President of the Republic of Hungary, Arpad Goncz and his wife, Mrs. Zsuzsanna Goncz -- features a menu of Copper River Salmon with Portobello Mushroom, Roasted Onions and Sweet Peppers, Fennel and Herb Salad, Toasted Caraway and Tomato Sauce, Pecan Crusted Lamb, Wilted Summer Greens, Sweet Potato Flan, Barbequed Peach Ragout, Salad of Bibb Lettuce, Asparagus and Avocado, Stilton Crisp, Tarragon Grapefruit Dressing.

And for dessert: Bing Cherry Strudel Surprise and Creme Fraeche....

#####################################################

Folk song, anybody?

How about:

"Last night I had the strangest dream, I ever had before, I dreamed Slick Clinton put ol Judy Collins on the floor, with an oink oink here, and an oink oink there, here an oink, there an oink, everywhere an oink, oink... "Judy Collins is a pig, EE AY EE AY OH..."

or possibly:

JUUUUUU-DEEEEEE
You know you gotta put on a re-ed light
The DNC needs money an so
You gotta sell your body to the night

Put on that  RE-EED  LIGHT,
Put on that  RE-EED  LIGHT,
Put on that  RE-EED  LIGHT............

JUUUUUU-DEEEEEE
You gotta wear that dress tonight
When the DNC needs money
They  don't give a shit about what's wrong or right

Put on that  RE-EED  LIGHT,
Put on that  RE-EED  LIGHT,
Put on that  RE-EED  LIGHT............

..........
..........


33 posted on 07/27/2010 8:14:33 PM PDT by wendy1946
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To: daku
"Who can forget the image of those satellite dish sized ears swinging to and fro to the strains of “Michelle”"

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34 posted on 07/27/2010 8:32:42 PM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: Justaham
Named in honor of brothers Ira and George Gershwin, the award is given to a composer or performer whose lifetime work exemplifies the standard of excellence associated with the Gershwins. The first one, in 2007, was won by Paul Simon. The second was awarded last year to Stevie Wonder.

Gag! "Standard of excellence associated with the Gershwins"? Simon, Wonder, and McCartney are hacks.

35 posted on 07/27/2010 8:43:13 PM PDT by LibFreeOrDie (Obama promised a gold mine, but will give us the shaft.)
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To: Justaham

“Number” maybe. “Quality?” Don’t think so.


36 posted on 07/27/2010 9:12:21 PM PDT by HIDEK6
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To: Justaham

If Barry would just ditch Michelle, he and Sir Paul could get married in DC.


37 posted on 07/28/2010 11:08:32 AM PDT by Ol' Sparky (Liberal Republicans are the greater of two evils)
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To: AdmSmith; Arthur Wildfire! March; Berosus; bigheadfred; blueyon; Convert from ECUSA; dervish; ...
He's gonna carry that weight a long time.

alas, the fat lady's singing in Illinois:
38 posted on 07/28/2010 7:28:35 PM PDT by SunkenCiv ("Fools learn from experience. I prefer to learn from the experience of others." -- Otto von Bismarck)
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To: Mr_Moonlight
MM says:

“McCartney knows exactly what he said, and it was pre-planned too, count on that! This stuff does not occur in a bubble.”

June:

Paul knew and meant to say exactly what he did say- and it wasn't a surprise to Obama!

How arrogant these two are!

MM says:

What is sad is that with this smarmy comment, Macca just ended a magnificently successful career by alienating fully ONE HALF of his fan base ... maybe more.

June:

I can't see that he's lost any of the ‘Fanatics,’ from what I read on the Beatles fan sites. Few (if any) are even mildly disappointed in McCartney's actions! People are still, gleefully,paying hundreds of dollars and driving long distances to see this man in concerts. (You, MM, are the rare exception of a fan who can see beyond the talent of McCartney and see the true colors of this little man!)

What is sad to me is how stupid and shallow we have become as a country to be willing to close our eyes and ears to such a disgusting and disrespectful happening as this! He was a guest in our country-in our house- accepting an award which his fanatic followers have put him in a position to receive! Instead of accepting the honor gracefully, what does he do?? Insults fully half the country with his dumb remarks, is what he chose to do!!

I have never been more than a moderate fan of Beatles or McCartney, I'm happy to say! After this I will never put another dime into helping to inflate this man's ego!

Junie K

39 posted on 07/28/2010 8:57:00 PM PDT by June K.
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To: Eddie01
Paul LOOKS like a little old lady these days!! IMO

Not that I have anything against the way little old ladies look-(I am one myself,after all) but I like my Rock Stars to look more manly! :)

It's kinda pathetic to see these aging ‘Stars’ who have come to think of themselves as some kind of God and are exempt from normal rules of decency and respect that most people are expected to follow. If anyone fits that mold, McCartney does!

What's even sadder, though, are the ‘Fanatics’ who have almost come to the point of worshiping them and uplifted them to this lofty perch!

June K

40 posted on 07/28/2010 9:35:28 PM PDT by June K.
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