Monthly Archives: July 2008

Robert The Doll ~ Follow-up

I wrote earlier about Robert the Doll’s adventure traveling from Key West to Clearwater to attend the paranormal society meeting there due to his “haunted” reputation.  It was his first time to leave Key West in over 100 years.

See my previous post:

https://bellalu0.wordpress.com/2008/07/07/robert-the-doll-leaving-key-west-for-the-first-time-in-100-years/

I thought this was an interesting account from someone who attended The Atlantic Paranormal Society (TAPS) gathering on July 18th and 19th.   As SuziQ states, TAPS is a paranormal investigation group based out of Warwick, Rhode Island. They also have a hit show on the Sci Fi channel called “Ghost Hunters”.

She gives a detailed account of her weekend with some great pictures.  See links below:

http://susiesqs.blogspot.com/2008/07/taps.html

http://susiesqs.blogspot.com/search/label/TAPSCON%202008

05.21.10 – I don’t know what happened to susieq’s blog.  But here’s something on Robert:

http://www.explorekeywesthistory.com/Viva%20Weekly/Robert%20The%20Doll/Robert%20Doll%202.html

Posted:  07.31.08

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Ludacris Says: “The bitch is irrelevant”

In his new rap, Ludacris says of Hillary, “the bitch is irrelevant.”   And something about McCain being paralyzed, choosing him (Ludacris) as vice president, and painting the White House black.  In praise of Barack Obama, he says, “The world is ready for change because Obama is here.” 

Don’t miss hearing this bit of “art” in all its glory.  Yeah.  Okay.  Okay.   Click here:  http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=52f_1217434061&p=1

In an immediate response, Obama spokesman Bill Burton said:

“As Barack Obama has said many, many times in the past, rap lyrics today too often perpetuate materialism and degrading images that he doesn’t want his daughters or any children exposed to.  This song is not only outrageously offensive to Senator Clinton, Reverend Jackson, Senator McCain and President Bush, it is offensive to all of us who are trying to raise our children with the values we hold dear.  While Ludacris is a talented individual he should be ashamed of these lyrics.”

http://www.digitaljournal.com/article/258029

But, gee, at the end of June Mr. Obama said:   “I am troubled sometimes by the misogyny and materialism of a lot of rap lyrics,”  he said, “but I think the genius of the art form has shifted the culture and helped to desegregate music.”

Oh, there was a little something about being troubled at times but nothing like the “outrageously offensive” that Mr. Burton speaks of.  So which is it, Senator?

 See previous post quoting some of the “genius” lyrics Ludacris has penned.  There’s much more of the same, but this is just a little sample.

https://bellalu0.wordpress.com/2008/06/26/example-of-the-genius-of-the-art-form/

 Posted:  07.31.08

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