Us vs. Them

Posted in Art, Politics on October 21st, 2008 by Hyphen

Us

Us, over the weekend in St. Louis, vs. them:

Them

We win.

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Joy Denalane ft. Lupe Fiasco – Change (Obama Mix)

Posted in Artists, Music Videos, Politics on October 15th, 2008 by Hyphen

Even though this song is about 2 years old (I even put it on Vol. 6 of my old mixtapes, download it!), it’s just as relevant on the day of the final presidential debate between Barack Obama and John McCain.  What it all boils down to is ridiculously simple.

The policies and beliefs that George Bush and the Republicans put forth the last 8 years have brought this country to its lowest point in any of our lifetimes.  We’re fighting 2 unwinnable wars, witnessing an economic meltdown, feeling the effects of environmental destruction, adding an extra digit on to the National Debt Clock, and leaving millions of children behind in our educational system.  LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOL @ anyone who voted for Bush.  I hope you’re proud of what you helped accomplish.  Can anyone honestly take pride in voting for the worst president of all-time?

Don’t make the same mistake again.  John McCain wants to continue Bush’s work, but it’s time for a change.  Watch the debate this evening and vote Obama on November 4th.  “For our kids’ kids.”

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Round 2…fight!

Posted in Politics on October 7th, 2008 by Hyphen

Obama Bomaye

Obama bomaye!

The second presidential debate goes down tonight.  Watch it and be part of history.

Sidenote: this week’s Sound Session will be posted soon. Things have been quite hectic lately.  Good…but hectic.  Hold tight.

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Chris Rock on Real Time with Bill Maher

Posted in Comedy, Politics, Videos on September 27th, 2008 by Hyphen

Gotta love that ‘related videos’ feature on YouTube, right?  As long as we’re posting up recent Chris Rock videos, here’s his appearance on Bill Maher’s Real Time after last night’s debate.  He reuses a few of the jokes from Larry King, but there’s still some great new stuff in there.  Chris is always hilarious and on point as well.

Everyone’s asking where Sarah Palin is after this debate (answer: stowed safely away in Area 51), but I want to know where Dave Chappelle is.  I would love to hear his take on all this.

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CNN’s Jack Cafferty joins in on the ethering

Posted in Comedy, News, Politics, Videos on September 27th, 2008 by Hyphen

(hahahaha @ Couric’s ice grill like “you are setting us back with every word you utter”)

Wow.  Tell ‘em why you mad, son.  Old white guy ether is the best.

It’s been fascinating to watch how quickly the Palin effect turned negative, and rightly so.  Regardless of what side of the policy debates you fall on, she’s clearly an awful VP candidate and was solely picked to try to throw a wrinkle into the race.  From day one, even the other Republicans were salty about this and now that the initial “OMG HE PICKED A WOMAN” buzz has died, she’s killing McCain’s campaign every time she opens her mouth.

LOL @ that answer in the Couric interview.  Paul Krugman hit it on the head: it sounded like a college freshman who showed up to class without doing any of the reading.  “Totally incoherent.”

The scariest part about all this is that McCain’s entire mantra of “Country First” was drop-kicked out the window by making this selection.  They knew the only chance they had in the election was to play the gender wildcard, and it shows how reckless a campaign he’s running.  This is a 72 year old, four time cancer survivor…and he picked THIS?  [Nappy Roots] Aw hell naw [/Nappy].

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Jay Smooth on the economic crisis

Posted in News, Politics, Videos on September 23rd, 2008 by Hyphen

Smart people > dumb people.  When you continually vote for “the guy you want to have a beer with,” this is what happens.  Be a lame or be a leader.  Which side are you on?

Swiped from Jay Smooth.

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The Plan, cont’d.

Posted in News, Politics on September 22nd, 2008 by Hyphen

In case you need more information after part one, check out the video above.

Here are some key elements of Barack’s plan:

  • A $1,000 emergency energy rebate to help families with high fuel costs right now while putting $50 billion into job creation to get our economy back on track.
  • Families making less than $250,000 a year will get a tax cut three times larger than under John McCain’s plan and will face absolutely no tax increases.
  • While John McCain has voted against raising the minimum wage 19 times, Barack would raise the minimum wage and set it to rise automatically with inflation.
  • Invest $15 billion a year in green energy research to reduce our economy’s dependence on foreign oil and create 5 million American jobs a year.

Anyone still want to argue a lack of substance?  [Big L] Aight then [/Big L].  Can we focus on who is best on the issues that actually matter?  McCain and the Republicans are simply on the wrong side of history in 2008 and we can’t let them steal this election by clouding the public consciousness with idiocy. Be smart and rise above that.

Register to vote here.

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The Plan

Posted in News, Politics, Videos on September 18th, 2008 by Hyphen

Take some time and educate yourself @ BarackObama.com/plan.  It’s hilarious that people still have the audacity to suggest Barack hasn’t laid out what “change” means, and doubly as offensive when McCain’s answer to our economic problems is to simply create a commission to review the issue.  His campaign also said it wasn’t necessary to explain exactly what they would do in response to our economic crisis and he says our “economy is strong” on a daily basis.  This is a joke, right?

In related news, that ether:

Please make sure you and your friends are registered to vote.  This election is too important to sit out or vote from an uninformed perspective.  You have a responsibility.

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If you can’t use the internet, you can’t be president

Posted in News, Politics, Videos on September 12th, 2008 by Hyphen

It’s 2008!  Seriously!  I don’t care what your views or policies might be…you could agree with me 100%…but if you can’t use the most vital technological invention of our time, you are not fit to lead the free world.  I’ve heard some Republicans try to say this is a meaningless issue, but it really isn’t.  If you don’t understand how the world conducts business, how people communicate, and how students learn, how can you expect to lead us to the future?  You can’t.  You’ll end up keeping us in the same place and as the rest of the world progresses, we’ll be left further and further behind in every aspect of our society.

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McCain gets Barack-rolled

Posted in Politics, Videos on September 7th, 2008 by Hyphen

This is pretty much what the internet was invented for.

Sidenote: Rock The Bells was dope…footage and stuff coming soon.  Tune in to Sound Session tonight as well for all sorts of dopeness!

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