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Kayne West's Outburst + Obama = Extend Patriot Act

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posted on Sep, 16 2009 @ 10:19 AM
I'm starting to think of these recent events (Kayne ruining Taylor Swifts moment on VMAs, see video in posts below) as some type of bigger picture here. Now that Obama has a recording of him calling Kayne a jackass, everyone is talking about that. How cute right? The President is just like us! Except, while we were so happy to see Obama react to Kayne's all-media grabbing event, he was talking about extending the Patriot Act.

1. Kayne is outrageous.
2. All media and the entire public's attention is drawn to Kayne.
3. Obamas' Kayne comment diverts peoples attention even further away from him.
4. Meanwhile in Real Life Land Obama is talking about extending one of the worst invasions of privacy America has ever seen. It's also one the most publicly hated acts.

What do you guys think of this?

[edit on 16-9-2009 by sh1fty]

[edit on 16-9-2009 by sh1fty]

posted on Sep, 16 2009 @ 10:25 AM
Video Link error.... Anyone who has the balls to diss bush deserves a listen from me... Kayne West, with his racial insert into Katrina, caused a pause... I found it interesting, since - he spoke his mind, and they could not spin it... and those snafuu's always gets me attention - cuz, it shows their weak spots in their game plan... and race plays a part in all of this. not sure where it fits in - but it does..

[edit on 16-9-2009 by Anti-Evil]

posted on Sep, 16 2009 @ 10:35 AM
Okay what? I'm talking about Kayne calling out Taylor Swift at the VMAs diverting the medias attention.

posted on Sep, 16 2009 @ 11:09 AM
Oh god, I don't know what kayne said because I dont watch mainstream tv really, but dudes a freaking idiot. Hes embarassing. I mean like another poster said I guess its cool that he speaks his mind and all that, but a lot of times he says the most rediculous things. I also think dude is a hardcore racist, and I hate all racists whether they are white or black. Hes also such a attention whore!

I know what I posted above isnt exactly what this thread is about, I'll post my opionon on the op after I read more.

[edit on 16-9-2009 by jeasahtheseer]

posted on Sep, 16 2009 @ 11:28 AM
reply to post by sh1fty

What are you talking about? You didnt say anything about him calling out taylor swift.

posted on Sep, 16 2009 @ 12:51 PM
Sorry, I just assumed everyone knew about this (I work in media so I'm trapped in the bubble). Here's what happened during the VMAs with Kayne calling out Taylor Swift during her acceptance speech.

It caused a huge commotion and gobbled up all the medias attention. Meanwhile... Obama is doing this.

posted on Sep, 16 2009 @ 12:54 PM
reply to post by Lichter daraus

The Kayne West-Taylor Swift incident is what the OP was talking about, so he did mention it.

That Obama is a clever guy, using this non-story that has gripped America to support something like extensions to the Patriot Act. What a sneaky thing to do! It's a shame that the public as a whole won't ever catch wind of this.

posted on Sep, 16 2009 @ 03:31 PM
You know, while my initial reaction to the OP itself was to ignore it, I do think there's a story here. (just not along the lines the OP laid out). Look at all the apologies being slung around by ABC news for "regretably reporting something the president said in an off the record comment" Hello? He's the most visable public figure in the nation, perhaps in the world. NOTHING he says anywhere in public can ever be considered "off the record." Yet we're seeing promises by our media to "do better" at not reporting off the record comments made by the administration. When George W. Bush had an open mic pick up this comment to Tony Blair “See, the irony is what they need to do is get Syria to get Hezbollah to stop doing this s#!t, and it’s over,” there were no apologies by the media reporting it, nor should there have been. Whether you agree with the comment or not, it was made in a public place with known microphones and reporters and, as such, should have been assumed to "get out" by the President.

The fact that we have potential regulatory changes (self imposed by the media and otherwise) being discussed over the "jackass" comment getting out is a HUGE blow to the first ammendment.

posted on Sep, 17 2009 @ 03:36 PM
reply to post by octotom

Ok, for some reason I didn't notice the parentheses there or the video(gees where the hell was I,lol)

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