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  • just a conservative girl 12:29 PM on 01/30/2014 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: award shows, , conservative values, , , , grammy awards, jay-z, , , queen latifa,   

    A Night at The Grammy’s 

    While this is a little late to the party, I have been seeing all the talk of what went on at The Grammy Awards on Sunday night.  Satanic rituals performed onstage by a woman who was raised in a Christian conservative home, the mass wedding performed by Queen Latifa, and Jay-Z and Beyoncé performing Drunk in Love together on stage.

    I don’t really expect anything different from Katy Perry.  It has been obvious for quite some time that she has rejected the values that her parents believe in.  That is her prerogative.  What I find insulting about it is the fact that she feels the need to publicly mock it, doing so in front of the artists who were there to see if they won awards for Gospel and Christian categories.  At least one artist got up and walked out.  Ms. Perry has the right to live her life anyway she chooses to do so, but somehow I have this feeling that she really isn’t a devil worshipper and that wasn’t done to get her own particular point of view across.  It was done to make people who are questioning their own belief systems to feel ashamed that they may have the audacity to think that Christianity is a good thing.  A person who is firmly set in a Christian lifestyle may be insulted by the performance, but they don’t question their belief.  They simply shake their heads in disbelief and dismay.

    Queen Latifa, and ordained minister of some kind, performed a marriage ceremony for 30 or so couples.  Some of these couples were of course same-sex couples.  Now, I would say this if all the couples were heterosexual.  The Grammy Awards is no place to get married.  This wasn’t about making a lifetime commitment to another, it was about proving a political point.  That gay couples love just as much as same-sex couples.  I have never said they didn’t.  A wedding and/or marriage ceremony is about is two people making a commitment to each other; for better or for worse, for richer or for poorer, to remain faithful and loving for the rest of your lives.  Most people do decide to celebrate that commitment in front of their families and loved ones.  Others do it more privately.  The vast majority of people don’t decide to do it because they want to the world to see their political viewpoint.  That makes a mockery of the thing that gay marriage advocates say that they are trying to accomplish.  Simple equality and the right to commit themselves to a person that they love.  What is so odd about it is that some of the lyrics that were being played out that night even talked about how marriage is more than a simple piece of paper.  If you want equality than stop acting like everyone in the world must approve of your marriage.  I have news for you, not everyone approves of all kinds of marriages.  There have been marriages that have been looked down upon since the beginning of marriage and that isn’t likely to end anytime soon.  You don’t need to me to like what your choices are in order for them to be the right choice for you.  I am never going to approve of gay marriage and that doesn’t make your feelings and your commitment any less valid in your own life.  My religious beliefs tells me that it is wrong.  The sooner the activists get that the better off we will all be.  But of course, that would hinge upon it really being about just marriage, when for many it is not.

    Now we can move on to Jay-Z and his lovely bride Beyoncé.  She was prancing around on stage barely dressed and moving her body in a salacious manner singing a song that included the lyrics “I can’t keep my fingers off it baby, I want you”.  You know, I don’t really need to know what goes in the bedroom of any other couple.  I really don’t.  It isn’t something that interests me at all.  I have read two opposing views of this performance.  One from the very left leaning Think Progress that is basically saying that conservatives should jump at the chance of having this couple be the spokesmodels for marriage, because they make it look like fun.

    This may not be the vision of marriage conservatives intended to try to promote. And it’s absolutely a more aspirational, exciting good than the idea that marriage will discipline wayward men or provide support for women who can’t manage economically on their own. But if conservatives want to sell Americans on marriage, maybe they have to talk more about the bliss half of wedded bliss, to think about the desire part of making marriage desirable. And maybe the entertainment industry that Douthat’s singled out as the enemy of marriage has something to add to the case for marital happiness. If marriage is a product that conservatives desperately want to sell, the smartest thing they could do right now is to hire Beyoncé and Jay-Z as a product spokescouple.

    Now I am far from the spokesperson for every conservative nor do I pretend to be an expert on marriage.  But I can think of no conservative that thinks that sex within the realms of a marriage is bad.  After all conservatives, especially of the social variety, tend to have much larger families.  Something must be going on in order for those babies to be coming along.  The difference is that we don’t like talking about it publicly nor do we think that it is appropriate viewership for our young children for a scantily dressed woman making provocative movements while using euphemisms about a surf board.  I also am unclear of the conservative message that women should get married because they can’t manage on their own.  Now the data is clear, the majority of children living in poverty are products of a single family home.  When you are married before you have children the chances of those children living below the poverty line decreases and not just a little.  That doesn’t mean that conservatives are saying that women should get married simply because they need a man to support them.  You have a 70% chance of lifting yourself out of poverty if you follow three very simple things, graduate high school, do not get married before the age of 21, and do not have children out-of-wedlock.  The left leaning Brookings Institute didn’t like these findings, but the finding are there nonetheless.  That is a far cry from saying that you must marry in order to support yourselves as women.  There are plenty of women who can support themselves and their children financially without the help of man, but that doesn’t mean that they give a strong base for that child.  Two active parents is better for children to thrive.

    I am not going to get into passing judgement on the marriage of that supercouple.  That is something that is between them.  He knew she was performer when he married her and apparently he has no issues with the whole “sex sells” part of her job.  He is obviously fine with it so it isn’t up to me to say that it is wrong in all instances.  What I don’t like is that being told that is what I am supposed to aspire to.  Sorry, but no.  In my relationship there isn’t a great deal of jealousy going on, thank God.  But somehow I don’t think that me shaking my ass in a barely there outfit is part of the long-term game plan for a happy and successful relationship.  It also isn’t the best role model for young children either.  But that is just some prudish conservative talking.

     

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  • just a conservative girl 8:46 AM on 07/31/2013 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: jay-z,   

    Quote of the Day – Jay-Z Edition 

    “I’m offended by that because first of all, and this is going to sound arrogant, but my presence is charity. Just who I am. Just like Obama’s is. Obama provides hope. Whether he does anything, the hope that he provides for a nation, and outside of America is enough. Just being who he is. You’re the first black president. If he speaks on any issue or anything he should be left alone… Of course we want to challenge him to do better. I felt Belafonte he just went about it wrong. Like the way he did it in the media, and then he big upped Bruce Springsteen or somebody. And it was like, ‘whoa,’ you just sent the wrong message all the way around…Bruce Springsteen is a great guy. You’re this Civil Rights activist and you just big upped the white guy against me in the white media. And I’m not saying that in a racial way. I’m just saying what it is. The fact of what it was. And that was just the wrong way to go about it.”

    Jay-Z on Harry Belafonte’s assertion that Jay-Z is not doing enough for social justice.  

    Sound arrogant?  Maybe it sounds that way because it is arrogant.   

    I didn’t realize that there is “white media”.  Who knew?  

     
  • just a conservative girl 1:42 PM on 04/10/2013 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: che, jay-z,   

    Hey Jay-Z, This is What Che Thinks of You 

    “The black is indolent and a dreamer; spending his meager wage on frivolity or drink; the European has a tradition of work and saving, which has pursued him as far as this corner of America and drives him to advance himself, even independently of his own individual aspirations.”

    We’re going to do for blacks exactly what blacks did for the revolution. By which I mean: nothing.

    “The blacks, those magnificent examples of the African race who have maintained their racial purity thanks to their lack of an affinity with bathing, have seen their territory invaded by a new kind of slave: the Portuguese.”

    jay z che

     

     

     

     

    Has this man picked up book?  Say Che’s own diaries for example?

     
  • just a conservative girl 6:39 AM on 09/29/2012 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: jay-z, , racisim   

    Jay-Z Admits to Voting Based on Skin Color – Yet I am the Racist 

    We have all heard the stories of President Obama and the $40,000 per person fundraiser held by Jay-Z and his wife Beyonce.  A fundraiser, I might add, that was held immediately following a terrorist attack on our country and the deaths of four people in that attack.  

    I have said The President is in a tough spot in some respects, it is election season, money has to be raised and the base has to be rallied.  I get it.  But it doesn’t change the optics of the whole thing.  They aren’t good.  President Obama has this knack of not understanding that.  

    Jay-Z, not only a supporter of Obama, he is a supporter of The Occupy Movement as well.  That makes these statements to MTV all the more interesting:

     “I don’t even like the word politics. It implies something underhanded and I think we need less government,”

     “I support Barack because I gotta respect that sort of vision. I gotta respect a man who is the first black President ever,” he said. “To have that sort of vision and dream, I have to support that.”

    It sounds like Jay-Z is really a libertarian.  His views on social issues seem to be more to the left of mine, but he seems to understand the need for limited government and fiscal responsibility of that government.  So why would he support Obama?  He admits it himself, it is skin color.  

    He understands the need for economic freedom and the entrepreneurial spirit, that is exactly how he lifted himself out poverty.  He fully understands that the government did not do that for him.  He worked for it.  While I have little use of his music.  I think it glorifies a culture that is unhealthy, but I do respect what he has accomplished in his life.  I also admire that he and his wife do give back to the community.  I may not agree with all the different charities that he supports, but I respect that he understands that individuals have a role to play to help the less fortunate in the world.  

    What I don’t respect is that not only does he not vote his own values, he does so based on skin color.  I am not oblivious to the fact that the first black president is a big deal.  I get that.  But it needs to be based on character, accomplishment, and ability or doesn’t really mean anything.  

    People in this country need to open their eyes and accept the fact that many people voted for President Obama solely based on the color of his skin, and have closed their eyes to the fact that he isn’t qualified for the job.  Voting on skin color is just plain wrong.  I say that about the people who voted against him as well as the people who voted for him.  We are not electing Prom King, we are electing the leader of the free world.  The office has been diminished by people like Jay-Z.  It is a shame he doesn’t see that.  

     
    • Ednar 6:54 AM on 09/29/2012 Permalink | Reply

      Are the Democrats Godless? Is Barack Obama Godless? In 2008, they had put God in their DNC platform just once & removed it completely this year!
      My ears tell me the ‘nays’ had the majority vote over the ‘yays’ from amongst the delegates at this years DNC at Charlotte!
      Are the Democrats forgetting Israel just as Obama is avoiding Netanyahu?
      Again, why would The DNC not clarify that Jerusalem is Israel’s capital?
      Personally, I wouldn’t want the wrath of God upon me!
      In Genesis 12:3, God says He will bless those who bless Israel & CURSE those who curse Israel!
      Obama & his horde of anti-God supporters are NOT representative of me or the majority of this country.

      But at the same time … it is unfortunate many will be voting like Samuel Jackson who says simply: “ I don’t know or care about his(Obama) politics, I am voting for him b/c he is black!”
      How soon do all people, especially black people(pro-Obama supporters), forget the words of Martin Luther King: “I look to a day when people will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character.”

  • just a conservative girl 11:46 PM on 01/09/2012 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: 99%, , jay-z, ,   

    What Jay-Z Really Thinks of the 99% 

    Over the weekend Jay-Z and Beyonce became the proud parents of a healthy baby girl, Blue Ivy.  Wonderful, good for them.  It is nice to see a high-powered couple happily married and bringing children into the world.  

    Jay-Z is a big supporter of the Occupy Wall Street movement.  He wants to pay more taxes.  Why exactly he just doesn’t fill out a 1040 EZ and pay the full 35% is beyond me, but he wants to see more tax dollars go to the “underprivileged”.  Of course the meaning of underprivileged is a relative term.  

    Jay-Z is also a man who decided to sell T-Shirts for the Occupy Wall Street movement on his Roca-Wear website, but didn’t feel the need to share the profits with the movement.  After being publicly shamed, the shirts came down off his clothing line’s website.  As far as anyone knows, no profits off what were sold was ever given to the movement.  

    But, getting back to his daughter.  She made her way into the world at Lenox Hill Hospital in Manhattan.  One of the busiest hospitals in the most populated city in America.  The Carter’s (Jay-Z’s given name) pulled out all the stops to protect the privacy of their new bundle of joy.  While I completely agree that no woman would ever want pictures of her in the middle of child-birth to show up on some rag paper for worldwide consumption.  Who can blame them.  They wanted to protect their baby.  I would want to do the same. 

    So they decided to make sure no one could bother them.  They hired security and bought out the entire floor of the hospital to ensure the big moment was a private family affair.  The problem is that the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit was also on that floor.

    Newborn and preemies that are fighting for their lives were on that floor.  Parents who are dealing with the stress of having a child in that precarious position had to deal with their security.  

    Neil Coulon, 38, of Brooklyn said the stress of his wife delivering two premature girls was tripled by Beyoncé’s bodyguards treating Lenox Hill Hospital like an exclusive nightclub.
    Coulon griped that he’s been repeatedly barred from the sixth-floor neonatal intensive care unit, once for 20 minutes, by the superstar couple’s private security.
    He said bodyguards wearing headsets even cleared the sixth floor waiting room, booting his relatives out.

    He goes on

    :“I know they spent $1.3 million and I’m just a contractor from Bed-Stuy, but the treatment we received was not okay,” Coulon said. “My wife is just terribly upset. She had a C-section. She gave birth to twins. She is sore. Nobody needs this.”

    No brand new mom of preemies who are dealing with their babies in distress should be forced to deal with this.  It is reported that they paid $1.3 million dollars for the floor.  For that kind of money she could have gone to a more private hospital setting and given birth there instead of inconveniencing stressed out parents.  

    Hey occupiers, this is what he really thinks of the 99%.  Oh, and by the way, blue is a color, not a name.  


     
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