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Cyndi Lauper on the True Colors of Politics
Yahoo/ABC ^ | May 14, 2012 | Jake Tapper, Reena Ninan, Richard Coolidge, & Sherisse Pham

Posted on 05/15/2012 6:23:32 AM PDT by ConservativeStatement

Whether it was a flip-flop, or an evolution, or a change of view, President Obama is the first sitting president to endorse same-sex marriage. Coincidentally, the same week the president announced this change, Cyndi Lauper, one of the biggest activists for gay and lesbian rights in the entertainment community was in town. Lauper came to D.C. to receive an award for her work to end LGBT -- lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender -- youth homelessness. Hearing the president's support for same-sex marriage, she said, felt extraordinary.

"I've never been so proud of a president before, I'm so proud to be American," Lauper said.

(Excerpt) Read more at news.yahoo.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: gays; lauper; music
1980s semi-rock stars, is there anything they don't know?
1 posted on 05/15/2012 6:23:45 AM PDT by ConservativeStatement
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To: ConservativeStatement

I’ve been wondering what Cyndi Lauper thought about politics.


2 posted on 05/15/2012 6:27:24 AM PDT by skeeter
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To: ConservativeStatement

Um . . . Who is Cyndi Lauper? I feel as if I once knew, but didn’t care enough to hang on to the knowledge.


3 posted on 05/15/2012 6:27:47 AM PDT by SamuraiScot
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To: ConservativeStatement

One of her albums was called “She’s So Unusual”.I think that could be categorized as “understatement”.


4 posted on 05/15/2012 6:28:36 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Julia: another casualty of the "War on Poverty")
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To: ConservativeStatement

Obama has used up political capital on a group that was going to vote for him no matter what, at the expense of the independent voters.


5 posted on 05/15/2012 6:32:18 AM PDT by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: SamuraiScot

She had a song “Girls Just Wanna Have Fun” in the 1980s that remains in consideration for the most annoying song ever recorded.


6 posted on 05/15/2012 6:32:59 AM PDT by ConservativeStatement (Obama "acted stupidly.")
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To: ConservativeStatement

Hey Cindy...Shut up and sing.


7 posted on 05/15/2012 6:41:57 AM PDT by Pigsley
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To: ConservativeStatement

The libs are truly single minded one issue short sighted people. If they only had the intelligence to match their enthusiasm...


8 posted on 05/15/2012 6:44:25 AM PDT by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannoli. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: Pigsley
Hey Cindy...Shut up and sing.

I'd rather not hear her sing either.

9 posted on 05/15/2012 6:53:59 AM PDT by kidd
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To: ConservativeStatement

Many people are wondering why the Obama is doing this and I have my own theory as to why. First off it is not Obama who is orchestrating this but it is the democrat party doing so. For the first time in history the demcorats have given America a black President. Lest we forget that the demcorats are the party of the KKK. My theory is that the democrats are seeking to regain control of the civil rights issue and to control it. What is not pointed out ever (by anyone) but is amazing when looked at within a historic perspective is that we are about to have the party of the KKK, who fought against civil rights, now redefine the meaning of civil rights in America.

They want to do it now while America has a black President for two reasons; a.) it gives them cover against their past history by letting them claim they are not racist because they elected a black man President, and b.) being that they lost the civil rights issue in relation to the rights of black Americans it is a symbolic victory for them to redefine ‘civil rights’ and regain control over the issue with a black man leading their party.

Why is it never discussed as to how this issue will redefine ‘civil rights’? Is precedent being set for a person’s sexual behavior to possibly be as important (or more important?) as their race or gender? If more forms of sexual behavior or sexual identification become recoginized as protected classes then how do all these different protected classes weigh against eachother? Is being homosexual more important then being black?

It amazes me that the party of the KKK is possibly near accomplishing the complete reconfiguration of the meaning of civil rights and no one even points out that fact.


10 posted on 05/15/2012 7:01:07 AM PDT by TheBigIf
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To: ConservativeStatement

Well 0bama made some freinds among the Degeneres and the Laupers. ;)


11 posted on 05/15/2012 7:03:54 AM PDT by allmendream (Tea Party did not send GOP to DC to negotiate the terms of our surrender to socialism)
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To: TheBigIf
I have seen polls where blacks are stronger opponents of gay marriage than whites including one in the last few days, perhaps conducted by USA Today. Maybe 2-to-3 years ago, I heard Hannity's radio show and he had a proponent of LGBT issues who then compared the issue to discrimination of blacks of prior years. The next call was a black person who blasted her for such a statement.
12 posted on 05/15/2012 7:11:17 AM PDT by ConservativeStatement (Obama "acted stupidly.")
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13 posted on 05/15/2012 7:13:49 AM PDT by Lizavetta (You get what you tolerate)
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To: skeeter
I’ve been wondering what Cyndi Lauper thought about politics.

Cyndi Lauper thinks? That's a surprise to me.

14 posted on 05/15/2012 7:18:19 AM PDT by Fresh Wind ('People have got to know whether or not their president is a crook.' Richard M. Nixon)
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To: skeeter
I’ve been wondering what Cyndi Lauper thought about politics.

LOL! Thank the Lord that we've got a state run "media" to keep us updated about what the celebrities are thinking.

15 posted on 05/15/2012 7:19:39 AM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Dumb, dependent and Democrat is no way to go through life. - Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-Texas)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

I’m so proud that Cyndi is so proud to be a proud American. I wonder if she’s having fun yet.


16 posted on 05/15/2012 7:25:19 AM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Dumb, dependent and Democrat is no way to go through life. - Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-Texas)
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To: ConservativeStatement
“Girls Just Wanna Have Fun” in the 1980s that remains in consideration for the most annoying song ever recorded.

Nah. "Oh Mickey" by Toni Basil (same era) has that particular title sewn up and nailed down.

17 posted on 05/15/2012 7:30:37 AM PDT by wbill
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To: Lizavetta

She of rock ‘n wrestling.


18 posted on 05/15/2012 7:35:02 AM PDT by onedoug
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To: wbill
Recently, I was in a pharmacy and heard an extended version of “I Will Survive.” I released a very audible “Does this song ever end?”
19 posted on 05/15/2012 7:36:08 AM PDT by ConservativeStatement (Obama "acted stupidly.")
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She had a song “Girls Just Wanna Have Fun” in the 1980s that remains in consideration for the most annoying song ever recorded.

Nope, "Bette Davis Eyes" takes that title, not even close.

20 posted on 05/15/2012 7:38:16 AM PDT by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: ConservativeStatement
How very non-PC of you.

I think that it's an unwritten rule that women - upon hearing the song - need to raise their hands in an upwards fist and sing along as loudly as possible.

21 posted on 05/15/2012 9:13:50 AM PDT by wbill
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To: wbill; ConservativeStatement

Clearly you have forgotten The Flying Lizards cover of “Money”.


22 posted on 05/15/2012 9:20:59 AM PDT by Tijeras_Slim
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To: Tijeras_Slim
Well, true enough. But I was trying to think of female pop artists from that era.

You'd likely need to narrow the catagory down by decade, and maybe even genre. Otherwise, we could be here all night.

Personally, my vote would go to "MMM MMMM MMM MMM" by the Crash Test Dummies. I couldn't escape that song when I was in college. It was everywhere. We could use it to torture Gitmo prisoners, except that extended waterboarding sessions would be more humane.

I dunno about any Pop music after 2000 or so. It all started sounding the same, or the same as what I listened to when I was younger.

23 posted on 05/15/2012 9:26:45 AM PDT by wbill
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To: SamuraiScot
Who is Cyndi Lauper?

80s video singer...a few hits...always known as a pro homo liberal...super fag hag

a butterface with great legs in her day


24 posted on 05/15/2012 9:27:03 AM PDT by wardaddy (I am a social conservative. My political party left me(again). They can go to hell in a bucket.)
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a butterface with great legs in her day

About a million years ago, Mrs WBill saw her in concert. In one of her outfit changes, Lauper was wearing either a short skirt or a wide belt... it was hard to tell.

Anyway, with a seat up near the front of the stage, my lovely wife commented that it was hard for her (and several hundred others, I'm sure) not to notice that Ms. Lauper wasn't wearing underwear.

My wife knows a lot more, now, about Cyndi Lauper than she'd really like to know.

25 posted on 05/15/2012 9:32:46 AM PDT by wbill
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To: wbill

Yep, that was a bad one.


26 posted on 05/15/2012 9:55:58 AM PDT by Tijeras_Slim
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