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Beyonce and Kelly Clarkson to Sing at President Obama's Inauguration [Et Tu, Kelly?]
Ace Show Biz ^ | 1/10/13

Posted on 01/10/2013 6:18:43 AM PST by SoFloFreeper

R'n'B-pop diva Beyonce Knowles, "American Idol" winner Kelly Clarkson and Grammy Award-winning artist James Taylor are just some of the artists tapped by re-elected U.S. president Barack Obama to perform the country's most patriotic songs during his upcoming inauguration ceremony on January 21. Beyonce is chosen to deliver the U.S. national anthem "The Star Spangled Banner", Kelly is selected to sing "My Country 'Tis of Thee" and James is invited again to perform "America the Beautiful".

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


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: beyonce; bhoinauguration; entertainment; jamestaylor; kellyclarkson; millionaires; pathetic
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I won't be watching. Kind of disgusted with Kelly Clarkson. I thought she was smarter than to associate herself with the fascist.
1 posted on 01/10/2013 6:18:53 AM PST by SoFloFreeper
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To: SoFloFreeper

I will not watch....


2 posted on 01/10/2013 6:22:32 AM PST by baddog 219
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To: SoFloFreeper

3 posted on 01/10/2013 6:24:18 AM PST by fso301
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To: SoFloFreeper

Yup, Kelly switched from Ron Paul. Go figure?

Frame all this anti-2nd banter as “Radical left wing extremists agenda”. Stop the BORV’s. (Bill of Rights Violators!)


4 posted on 01/10/2013 6:24:22 AM PST by rktman (Live the oath you took or get out of office!)
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To: SoFloFreeper

And he will take the oath using two Bibles — Lincoln’s and MLK, Jr.’s. No Koran, because Islam permits takkiya.


5 posted on 01/10/2013 6:25:48 AM PST by twister881
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To: SoFloFreeper

I’m hoping for a marathon of something like The Walking Dead.


6 posted on 01/10/2013 6:26:49 AM PST by Truth29
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To: baddog 219

Probably will pop in some “I Love Lucy” dvd’s. Much better viewing and a sight funnier than what will be going on in D.C. that morning. Or, since the 21st is a holiday, I’ll probably still be in the rack sawing logs.


7 posted on 01/10/2013 6:27:44 AM PST by NCC-1701 (The LEFT's intolerance of the RIGHT is intolerable.)
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To: SoFloFreeper

I’m sure it’s because all of the uneducated, racist, obama voters are going to rush right out and buy her music. WTH is wrong with her? She will be turning off a large segment of her music—I hope they fluch her down the toilet now.


8 posted on 01/10/2013 6:28:47 AM PST by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like it)
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To: SoFloFreeper

Well, it is in the nature of people to ally with the strong.

When it comes to it, you are either with them, or against them.

It’s hard for me to understand why anyone would ally with republicans or even the right as they have showed nothing but weakness. They will lose.

Who wants to be on the losing team, I wonder?


9 posted on 01/10/2013 6:29:17 AM PST by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: chris37

I would rather think of it terms of which side is right and which wrong.


10 posted on 01/10/2013 6:33:07 AM PST by elpadre (AfganistaMr Obama said the goal was to "disrupt, dismantle and defeat al-hereQaeda" and its allies.)
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To: chris37

An ethical person stands on the side of righteousness, or as close to righteousness as is reasonable. The reasoning you present as normative is unethical and based merely on the moment.


11 posted on 01/10/2013 6:35:49 AM PST by SoFloFreeper
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To: SoFloFreeper

Kelly Clarkson did not ask. She was sent an official invitation. You really can’t say no. I know in the military that if you receive an invitation to the White House, you WILL go. It is mandatory. Although Kelly is not in the military, I don’t think saying no to a formal invitation is a good idea. It is actually rude to decline an invitation to the White House. Remember it is the office, not the person. I was part of the Inauguration of President Clinton’s 1996 Inaugural and went to the Inaugural Balls....That is what military folks do.


12 posted on 01/10/2013 6:37:26 AM PST by napscoordinator (GOP Candidate 2020 - "Bloomberg 2020 - We vote for whatever crap the GOP puts in front of us.")
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To: freeangel

The Dixie Chicks were the last “country” singers to be hurt by their political statements. We were in a war that the public supported and they smeared the president on foreign soil.

This won’t hurt Clarkson. As I understand it Faith Hill and Tim McGraw are pretty left leaning and it hasn’t hurt them. I also heard Brad Paisley’s wife is a lefty. Personally, I couldn’t stand living with a one.


13 posted on 01/10/2013 6:38:34 AM PST by Terry Mross (Liberal people who hate me read my posts. It drives them nuts. hee hee)
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To: Truth29

Watch the inauguration, there will be plenty of walking dead...


14 posted on 01/10/2013 6:38:39 AM PST by EEGator
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To: chris37

Clarkson endorsed Obama before the election, because of his support of homosexual marriage.


15 posted on 01/10/2013 6:39:35 AM PST by LdSentinal
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To: Truth29
Thank goodness for my DVDs and the classic movie or old tv show networks.

Or better get, if the weather cooperates, I won't stay home.

16 posted on 01/10/2013 6:40:52 AM PST by fatnotlazy
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To: napscoordinator
Kelly Clarkson did not ask. She was sent an official invitation. You really can’t say no.

Especially when you're very likely going to get a healthy fee from the gig. As much as anything, it's probably a business decision.

17 posted on 01/10/2013 6:41:09 AM PST by ScottinVA (More dizzying than a Tilt-a-Whirl is an around-a-circle argument with a liberal about gun control.)
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To: LdSentinal

Gay marriage is clearly the most pressing matter for our country. /s


18 posted on 01/10/2013 6:42:24 AM PST by EEGator
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To: ScottinVA

Good point.


19 posted on 01/10/2013 6:42:35 AM PST by napscoordinator (GOP Candidate 2020 - "Bloomberg 2020 - We vote for whatever crap the GOP puts in front of us.")
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To: chris37

Who wants to be on a team at all?


20 posted on 01/10/2013 6:42:55 AM PST by stuartcr ("I upraded my moral compass to a GPS, to keep up with the times.")
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To: SoFloFreeper

Beyonce will be about white by then. She is going heavy in the lighting process of her skin. Of course, she may have to wear some dark makeup to please the brothers. She is a leftist through and through. Kelly, should stay away-Be sick. Imo.


21 posted on 01/10/2013 6:44:05 AM PST by Christie at the beach (I like Newt. Our nation's foundation is under attack.)
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To: EEGator
10/23/12: Kelly Clarkson Endorses Obama, Citing President's Gay Marriage Stance

Kelly Clarkson Endorses Obama, Citing President's Gay Marriage Stance

22 posted on 01/10/2013 6:45:31 AM PST by LdSentinal
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To: SoFloFreeper

Are there ethical Americans?

Are moral Americans?

If so, how many?

The evidence that I presented is human nature.

I believe that I am ethical and moral, but I no longer wish to ally with republicans, because not only are they not ethical and moral, they are weak. I will not ally with Obama, because he is the Devil.

I have had to ally with myself because I am pretty much alone as far as I can see.


23 posted on 01/10/2013 6:46:11 AM PST by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: SoFloFreeper

This is about guaranteeing a larger physical audience. Recent news reports about low interest and potentially embarrassing small crowds lead to this sort of action.

People with nothing else to do who otherwise enjoy the music will show up. Beyonce and Clarkson will pull the desired diverse audience. Pics will be taken. Numbers will be exaggerated. Nothing will be questioned.

It’s all about optics.


24 posted on 01/10/2013 6:47:00 AM PST by Blueflag (Res ipsa loquitur: non vehere est inermus)
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To: LdSentinal

—>>Clarkson endorsed Obama before the election, because of his support of homosexual marriage.

Did not know this.


25 posted on 01/10/2013 6:47:10 AM PST by Christie at the beach (I like Newt. Our nation's foundation is under attack.)
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To: elpadre

Both sides are wrong.

One side is evil and the other side stands for nothing, effect nothing and is of no consequence whatsoever.


26 posted on 01/10/2013 6:47:40 AM PST by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: LdSentinal

Well, the left will throw a line on one issue or another and snag as many as they can.

The right...throws no lines at all.

It’s easy to see which side is going to prevail based upon tactical analysis.


27 posted on 01/10/2013 6:49:22 AM PST by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: napscoordinator
She was sent an official invitation. You really can’t say no.

I might reply with something like, "shove it, commie." If I was a public figure, I'd say something less provocative, but with wording that would get the same point across.

28 posted on 01/10/2013 6:52:46 AM PST by St_Thomas_Aquinas
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To: chris37
I don't see it that way.

Clarkson wants to have a successful career in Hollywood and it's a liability to be a conservative, social Republican.

She sold out her principles in order to make it in Hollyweird.

29 posted on 01/10/2013 6:57:46 AM PST by LdSentinal
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To: LdSentinal

It doesn’t surprise me that she endorsed him. She is just pandering to her fan base. The majority of pop music fans are young, and the majority of America’s youth like Obama. Being for Ron Paul and then Obama shows her pandering to young voters, as they are polar opposites.


30 posted on 01/10/2013 7:00:09 AM PST by EEGator
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To: St_Thomas_Aquinas

It’s quite easy to be tough behind an anonymous name on the internet.


31 posted on 01/10/2013 7:03:22 AM PST by EEGator
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To: Christie at the beach

Maybe Kelly C. could have a fall and have a concussion. It seems to be going around as of late. And it’s perfectly acceptable to the press and the American public.


32 posted on 01/10/2013 7:03:33 AM PST by encm(ss)
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To: SoFloFreeper

Another 0bama Pop Fest: 0bamapalooza.


33 posted on 01/10/2013 7:04:13 AM PST by windsorknot
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To: encm(ss)

Thanks for the smile this morning.

Have a good day.


34 posted on 01/10/2013 7:05:38 AM PST by Christie at the beach (I like Newt. Our nation's foundation is under attack.)
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To: SoFloFreeper

Kelly has been an Obama support for the last 5 years.


35 posted on 01/10/2013 7:05:58 AM PST by bmwcyle (We have gone over the cliff and we are about to hit the bottom)
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To: bmwcyle

In the entertainment business, “To Get Along, You Go Along.”


36 posted on 01/10/2013 7:07:19 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: SoFloFreeper

Lining Up For The Inauguration

Hat Tip: Curmudgeonly & Skeptical


37 posted on 01/10/2013 7:07:58 AM PST by Iron Munro (I Miss America, don't you?)
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To: napscoordinator

I am afraid I disagree. Military people report to the president. They are subject to military rule and volunteered to do so.

The rest of us are citizens.

We have choice. We are not subjects of a king and we have will and choice. No one owns us.

We do not take orders from a king. We agree to obey laws and help make them. It is not rude to decline any invitation as a citizen. No one is compelled to perform in this country. So far there is no king...


38 posted on 01/10/2013 7:08:27 AM PST by Chickensoup (200 million unarmed people killed in the 20th century by Leftist Totalitarian Fascists)
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To: LdSentinal

In this country, it’s a liability to be any kind of republican.

Whatever reasons factor in to her individual decision, she allied with the strong majority and not the weak minority.

The people she intends to sell music to are not conservative. Maybe a few of them are, but they are of no consequence. If she were to ally with say, Mitt Romney, she would be boycotted.

The left is dominant, the right is submissive.

It will remain that way until we change it.

If I was an entertainer, public figure who makes money from popularity, would I rather be seen as a friend of Obama or a friend of Lindsay Graham?

How about John McCain?

John Boehaner?

Mitch McConnel?

Here’s a tough one. Does the entertainer want to be seen with Obama or Sarah Palin?


39 posted on 01/10/2013 7:09:19 AM PST by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: stuartcr

Those who require strength in numbers.

I am not such a person.


40 posted on 01/10/2013 7:11:02 AM PST by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: dfwgator

No, she is a true believer. She is part of the team.


41 posted on 01/10/2013 7:11:03 AM PST by bmwcyle (We have gone over the cliff and we are about to hit the bottom)
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To: rktman

Money, flash and ‘popularity’ are irresistibly seductive for a lot of people…especially the young, ethically deficient or fragile and the ill-educated.

If you have no core values, no individuality or strength of conviction... you are easy prey for this tidal wave of Liberal ‘populism’.

How faux, temporary, shallow and fraudulent it is will escape you.

But…never mind, because telling a whore she’s a whore is never easy or productive. They really ought to enjoy themselves now while they can.

The pendulum will swing the other way soon enough. (I have this fantasy that authenticity, merit, intellect and character will return to style before I die).


42 posted on 01/10/2013 7:13:43 AM PST by SMARTY ("The man who has no inner-life is a slave to his surroundings. "Henri Frederic Amiel)
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To: Terry Mross

“I also heard Brad Paisley’s wife is a lefty”

She is an Actress, so it’s a given.


43 posted on 01/10/2013 7:18:10 AM PST by DAC21
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To: SoFloFreeper
Beyonce and Kelly Clarkson? What a classy line-up. Never mind. What did I expect from a bunch of Chicago ward-heelers elected to office by people who think an adulterous liar is worthy to be named “Father of the Year.”

I'm retching.

44 posted on 01/10/2013 7:22:34 AM PST by July4 (Remember the price paid for your freedom.)
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To: SoFloFreeper

I think he and Beyonce are havin an affair hmmmmmmm


45 posted on 01/10/2013 7:25:34 AM PST by angelcindy ("If you follow the crowd ,you get no further than the crowd!")
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To: Chickensoup; napscoordinator
"The rest of us are citizens.

We have choice. We are not subjects of a king and we have will and choice. No one owns us.

We do not take orders from a king. We agree to obey laws and help make them. It is not rude to decline any invitation as a citizen. No one is compelled to perform in this country. So far there is no king..."

Exactly. I have only so much respect for the office of the president, no matter who is occupying it. After all, that person is a public citizen SERVANT, not someone who is automatically and mysteriously elevated above us all. At the moment, my respect for the office is at absolute zero, and I would have no problem declining an invitation from Obama. In fact, I would take distinct pleasure in doing so.

46 posted on 01/10/2013 7:30:03 AM PST by CatherineofAragon (Support Christian white males---the architects of the jewel known as Western Civilization)
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To: SoFloFreeper

I did not watch that cheap circus in 2009.....
so, I will not watch this year...


47 posted on 01/10/2013 7:57:40 AM PST by poinciana
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To: SoFloFreeper

“An ethical person stands on the side of righteousness, or as close to righteousness as is reasonable. The reasoning you present as normative is unethical and based merely on the moment.”

Thank you for saying that! In our present times, we will find our true character, our true worth. It has been this way throughout history, whether for martyr or for warrior or for simple citizen.

May God be with us in such a time as this.


48 posted on 01/10/2013 7:59:26 AM PST by sassy steel magnolia
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To: SoFloFreeper

Who are these people? Are they important to me? (I didn’t think so)


49 posted on 01/10/2013 8:05:10 AM PST by Exit148
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To: CatherineofAragon

Where did I first read this? On FR? (I have it taped to my computer)

“Presidents are stewards of this country.
It is not their task to remake it in their own image.
It is not the task of a politician to remake America.
It is not their right to remake this nation — to reflect their psychology.”


50 posted on 01/10/2013 8:09:41 AM PST by Exit148
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