Monday, February 13, 2017

'President Agent Orange': A Tribe Called Quest, Busta Rhymes, Anderson .Paak

The Grammys were supposed to go so political this year, but that's not what happened for most of the dreadfully long show.

Yes, at the beginning, Jennifer Lopez made a goofy statement about performers needing to serve as voices at this particular point in history. She tried to be serious, acting as if the artists were desperately needed to lead the masses and to educate them. I'm not sure. It was just weird and kind of pathetic.

Katy Perry also got a little political at the very end of her performance, with a backdrop appearing of the Constitution, "We the People." I think she shouted, "No hate!" I'm on board with that message. I'm for the Constitution and against hate.

Beyonce read, with very little expression, an acceptance speech that was rambling. It was tinged with politics, I guess, but it certainly lacked passion and nothing approaching Meryl Streep stuff.

Chance the Rapper was perhaps the most controversial with his comments, thanking God profusely - seven times - in his short acceptance speech. He ended it shouting, "Glory be to God! I claim the victory in the name of the Lord! Let's go!"

Things did get unmistakably anti-Trump with A Tribe Called Quest, Busta Rhymes, and Anderson .Paak. They gave the Leftists the moment they wanted.


"President Agent Orange" was so childish. The black power salute was the black power salute.

That's free speech.

It was over. And that was that. Whatever.

I expect these outbursts. They really don't phase me. Same old same old.

None of it changes the election results. Trump is president and the Republicans have the House and Senate.

We the People.

1 comment:

Steve Finnell said...


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Grace is an unmerited favor granted by God to all who meet His requirements.

Romans 5:1-2 Therefore, since we have been justified through faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ 2 through whom we have gained access by faith unto this grace in which we now stand. And we rejoice in hope of the glory of God. (NIV 1973)

A. Justified through faith, which is obtained by hearing and believing the gospel. (Romans 10:17 Consequently, faith comes from hearing the message, and the message is heard through the word of Christ.) NIV 1973

B. Grace is accessed by faith. Faith is not accessed by grace.

Ephesians 2:8 For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith--- and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God--(NIV 1973)

What is the gift of God? Answer: Salvation through faith.

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Titus 2:11 For the grace of God that brings salvation has appeared to all men. (NIV 1973)

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Hebrews 9:28 so Christ was sacrificed once to take away the sins of many people; and he will appear a second time, not to bear sin, but to bring salvation to those who are waiting for him. (NIV 1973)

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1. Faith--John 3:16
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3. Confession--Romans 10:9-10
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