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Etta James Says, 'I Can't Stand Beyoncé' (Also Big Ears isn't MY President)
MSN Music ^ | 2/5/2007 | MSN Entertainment

Posted on 02/05/2009 6:54:58 AM PST by Smogger

If you were wondering why Beyoncé and not Etta James was asked to serenade the president and first lady with "At Last" during their first dance at an inauguration ball on Jan. 20, you're not alone.

Etta, 71, whom Beyoncé went blonde to portray in last year's "Cadillac Records," is wondering the same thing, and she candidly expressed her displeasure during a concert stop in Seattle last week.

"You guys know your president, right?" she asked the crowd amid cheers (listen to it here. "You know the one with the big ears? Wait a minute, he ain't my president, he might be yours, he ain't my president. You know that woman he had singing for him, singing my song -- she's gonna get her a-- whipped. The great Beyoncé ... But I can't stand Beyoncé. She has no business up there, singing up there on a big ol' president day ... singing my song that I've been singing forever."

(Excerpt) Read more at music.msn.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society
KEYWORDS: beyonce; bho44; bhoinauguration; ettajames; music; obama
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To: gracesdad

” ‘He’s not MY President either!’

Gee, I remember when fellow Freepers were so pissed at liberals who said this about Bush. Called it Bush Derangement Syndrome, I believe.”

I think what you’re seeing is a little schadenfreude; some conservative are glad to see liberals get a taste of their own medicine, so I can see how they might welcome the idea of Obama being dissed from a well-respected artist like Etta James. That having been said, I never liked hearing people say “he’s not my president” about Bush, and I don’t like to hear people say this about Obama either.


51 posted on 02/05/2009 7:34:17 AM PST by Texan Tory
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To: Smogger

Etta James’ music is pure class.

Beyonce is a skank, and her upgrade commercial belongs behind a latrine peep hole. I could make better music with a cat and an electric razor.


52 posted on 02/05/2009 7:34:33 AM PST by MarineBrat (The New York Times is a Communist Kamikaze.)
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To: Smogger

It’s beyond me who “Beyonce” is. As I refused to watch the inauguration I have no idea who she is.


53 posted on 02/05/2009 7:35:06 AM PST by Inyo-Mono (In Memory of My Father [1917-1988] --WWII Vet, U.S. Army Air Corps)
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To: Wolfie

What do you want me to do about that?


54 posted on 02/05/2009 7:37:26 AM PST by skeeter
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To: gracesdad

Trouble is, I truly believe that it is greater than 80% or so likely that Zero is not constitutionally eligible to be my president. What does a citizen do? We’ve tried to make him show us his birth certificate and he won’t do it. Like him or love him, Bush WAS the president. I can’t say that about Zero.


55 posted on 02/05/2009 7:37:41 AM PST by MarineBrat (The New York Times is a Communist Kamikaze.)
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To: Thermalseeker

I’ll bet! it’s on my list.


56 posted on 02/05/2009 7:38:09 AM PST by cvq3842
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To: MarineBrat

I refer to her performance in the Upgrade commercial as the siezure dance. I think they end up putting that gold UPGRADE necklace in her mouth to keep her from swallowing her tongue.


57 posted on 02/05/2009 7:38:48 AM PST by cjshapi (Proudly posting without a tagline since 2001)
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To: MarineBrat

That particular battle is far from over.


58 posted on 02/05/2009 7:40:01 AM PST by null and void (We are now in day 17 of our national holiday from reality.)
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To: skeeter

I don’t know...Can’t you make some calls?


59 posted on 02/05/2009 7:41:59 AM PST by Wolfie
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To: Smogger
Etta James
60 posted on 02/05/2009 7:42:46 AM PST by shiva
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To: Smogger

OMG, right ON, Sistah!


61 posted on 02/05/2009 7:47:07 AM PST by matginzac
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To: Wolfie

Nah, lets leave the calls to the forum ankle-biters.


62 posted on 02/05/2009 7:47:10 AM PST by skeeter
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To: visualops

Bettye LaVette is so underrated. Now she can plain flat sing some gut wrenching soul music.


63 posted on 02/05/2009 7:50:08 AM PST by CajunConservative (Obama- The Milli Vanilli POTUS!)
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To: Julia H.

>If Obama is the answer, it must have been a stupid question.<

LOL!


64 posted on 02/05/2009 7:51:00 AM PST by Califreak (What's black and white and red all over? My hero, Zero.)
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To: Badeye
How is this any different than that lard ass with Heart complaining about Baracuda being used at the RNC convention and various Palin rallies a few months ago?

It isn't. It's class-less either way you go.

I despised Bill Clinton for any number of reasons going straight to his moral character. Barak Obama may be a marxist, but I don't know if that's necessarily a character flaw. But I'm not sure that I would publicly utter my distaste in quite the way that Heart or Etta did.

65 posted on 02/05/2009 7:52:48 AM PST by Tallguy ("The sh- t's chess, it ain't checkers!" -- Alonzo (Denzel Washington) in "Training Day")
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To: maggief

Thanks for the link!

What a pretty song.

Aaaah.


66 posted on 02/05/2009 7:53:20 AM PST by Califreak (What's black and white and red all over? My hero, Zero.)
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To: ncalburt

Geez, after reading this thread, I felt I was on some leftie site! So many “Freepers” bewailing the “disrespect” of Obambi? Did they scream this loud during BDS? Is there a Koolaid IV dripping from this thread I don’t know about? Who ARE these people - and will they please GO AWAY!?!


67 posted on 02/05/2009 7:54:25 AM PST by matginzac
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To: Tallguy

Same view here.


68 posted on 02/05/2009 7:55:17 AM PST by Badeye (There are no 'great moments' in Moderate Political History. Only losses.)
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To: cjshapi
I refer to her performance in the Upgrade commercial as the siezure dance. I think they end up putting that gold UPGRADE necklace in her mouth to keep her from swallowing her tongue.

I have to change the channel whenever that thing comes on. Followed by feelings of stupidity and self loathing because I don't call and cancel my DirecTV subscription. They're just waiting for people like me to die off so they can have 24-7 prOn.

69 posted on 02/05/2009 7:58:17 AM PST by MarineBrat (The New York Times is a Communist Kamikaze.)
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To: Smogger

Way to go ETTA!!!


70 posted on 02/05/2009 8:05:46 AM PST by Born Conservative (Bohicaville: http://bohicaville.wordpress.com/)
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To: Darkwolf377
I expect libs to respect a Republican president, so it would be hypocritical of me to not respect Obama AS president. The "not my president" stuff is juvenile and disrespectful of the system that makes our society possible.

Amen! (or rather, "Hear, hear!")
71 posted on 02/05/2009 8:10:00 AM PST by kenavi ("...we must reject isolationism and its companion, protectionism." GWB, 1/15/09)
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To: Wolfie
Maybe she has put serious thought into her politics. Perhaps she's one of the older folks who remember when the Republicans were perceived as the party of Lincoln and got huge support from black people, including MLK. Maybe she's pro life like MLK's niece. Maybe she doesn't like the patronizing, taken-for-granted way many white Dems treat the blacks on their electoral plantation. Maybe she is unnerved by the almost North Korean mass adulation the One is getting. Maybe she's made some serious coin in her life and is just getting tired of seeing the fruits of her labor treated as the politicians' plaything and pissed away on boondoggles. Maybe Obama knew she didn't care for him and that's the reason she got shunted aside. Whatever, I welcome her to the reality based community.
72 posted on 02/05/2009 8:17:49 AM PST by ccmay (Too much Law; not enough Order.)
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To: maggief

An earlier version;

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GZi6yfLc1vs&feature=channel_page


73 posted on 02/05/2009 8:27:37 AM PST by preacher (A government which robs from Peter to pay Paul will always have the support of Paul.)
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To: Smogger

Beyonce’s vibrato is beyond annoying. Go, Etta!


74 posted on 02/05/2009 8:32:01 AM PST by manic4organic (We Are S0 Screwed)
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To: musicman

See post 20 above.


75 posted on 02/05/2009 8:34:32 AM PST by muggs (If Obama is the answer, it must have been a stupid question)
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To: Texan Tory

I agree with you, TT. Barack Obama, being the President of the United States, is my President. I didn’t vote for him, I don’t agree with his policies, and, I am really getting sick and tired of seeing his face on the evening news, entertainment shows, morning shows, talk shows, and everywhere else in the boot licking MSM. Like Rush, I hope he fails in getting most of his policies put in place. I think they are bad for America. But he is my President as much as President Bush was the BDS crowd’s President.


76 posted on 02/05/2009 8:37:35 AM PST by rwa265 (Christ, My Cornerstone)
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To: ncalburt

“I see the Obama trolls are still here.
Odd , I thought you lefties ranting about dissent as being patriotic “

I apologize for pointing out hypocrisy when I see it.


77 posted on 02/05/2009 8:48:58 AM PST by gracesdad
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To: ccmay
I guess approval of Etta James’ comments here would look like hypocrisy to someone who sees moral equivalency between the “progressive’ left and the right.
78 posted on 02/05/2009 8:49:44 AM PST by skeeter
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To: Darkwolf377

I used to feel that way as well until an unqualified turd with a questionable background assumed leadership via racism, voter fraud, media bias, greed and stupidity.

This is not about an agreement because the agreement’s been broken. Parts of that “agreement” with the American people include journalists reporting the facts, and nothing but the facts, for a legal/vetting system that REQUIRES certain proofs to walk thru the White House door that my children have to produce before they are allowed in the kindergarten door, for my ONE vote to mean something and not be cancelled out by votes from Mickey Mouse, the Dallas Cowboys and dead people. This ass is a faux president, and just like a faux diamond he can sparkle plenty but his worth is nil.


79 posted on 02/05/2009 9:25:43 AM PST by mom4melody
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To: N. Theknow
"At Last" by Emma Taylor, with a hand from Terry Fator

Thanks for the link. I can't access it right now so I'm saving it for later.

80 posted on 02/05/2009 9:35:19 AM PST by DumpsterDiver
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To: maggief
If you like 'At Last', you will also like 'Sunday Kind of Love'.

http://www.last.fm/music/Etta+James/_/Sunday+Kind+of+Love

81 posted on 02/05/2009 9:46:41 AM PST by shiva
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To: gracesdad

What’s good for the goose..

And no I don’t have Obama Derangement Syndrome. I’m merely being flip.


82 posted on 02/05/2009 10:19:55 AM PST by Smogger (It's the WOT Stupid)
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To: All

Beyonce’s version I happen to like:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nRDVBuOjfAk


83 posted on 02/05/2009 2:42:42 PM PST by cdchik123
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To: Smogger

obumpa


84 posted on 02/05/2009 2:54:38 PM PST by Dajjal (Obama is an Ericksonian NLP hypnotist.)
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