Q&A: Paul McCartney on playing the Wh...

Q&A: Paul McCartney on playing the White House

There are 22 comments on the KNDU story from Jul 26, 2010, titled Q&A: Paul McCartney on playing the White House. In it, KNDU reports that:

Perhaps only Paul McCartney could call a performance at the White House a little club gig.

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Deo Vincide

Sacramento, CA

#1 Jul 26, 2010
THIS LETTER IS FROM A PATRIOTIC AMERICAN COUPLE.
This week we had the pleasure of sharing a summer barbecue with a refugee from Cuba. Our dinner conversation was starkly different than most.
This refugee came to the United States as a young boy in the early 1960s. His family was more fortunate than most as they were able to bring a suitcase and $100 when they fled Castro’s newly formed revolutionary paradise.

Our dinner consisted of all-American fare: hamburgers, potato salad, watermelon and fresh ears of sweet corn. This is a menu shared with family and friends nationwide, while celebrating the birth of our beloved America on the Fourth of July.

We began with a simple discussion about our country and the direction it has taken since Barack Obama came to power. We shared the usual complaints about the sour economy and liberal social engineering emanating from the rulers in Washington.

But then he said it. The sentence came naturally. I assume it was unplanned. But it carried the weight of a freight train.
“You know when Castro took power, none of us knew he was a Communist.”

We sat stunned. He continued,“Yes, we all thought he was a patriot, a nationalist. Before the revolution he didn’t sound like a radical.”
The comparison at this point was easy, and I interjected,“You mean just like Barack Obama?”
He responded,“Yes, just like Barack Obama.”
He continued,“We were all shocked as the government just continued to grab more power. First they said the revolution is over, so please turn in your guns. We all complied.”
“I remember my uncle saying after it started,‘Castro will only nationalize some of the big industries, he will never come and take our family hardware store.’ But that is exactly what happened, Castro started with the sugar mills and the large industries, but they eventually came and knocked on the door of our family hardware store. My family had run this store for generations. They said we now own the hardware store, you work for us. And that nice, large four-bedroom home you own, it is now our property also, and you can move yourself and five children into two rooms of the house because others are moving in with you.”
The lesson learned from this discussion is a lesson most Americans refuse to hear. Political leaders can lie about their agenda and once in office they can take totally unexpected turns.
If you had asked us three years ago if we thought General Motors would be nationalized, we would have never believed it. We could never contemplate a country where the rule of law, the most fundamental building block of a justice society would be evaporating just like it did in Castro’s Cuba in the early 1960s.
But the news of injustice keeps increasing. Black Panthers are not charged with wrongdoing by the U.S. Department of Justice because their crimes are against whites. The bondholders of GM are stripped of their assets without due process by the government.
Governmental leaders are bribed in full daylight only to have all investigation of the crimes stifled by the Attorney General. The U.S. borders are overrun with crime and illegal activity and the leaders in D.C. act as if it is important to protect the lawbreakers while the innocent are killed and overrun. When local communities attempt to enforce the law, they are ridiculed and threatened as racists and bigots. They are sued by the very administration entrusted with enforcing the law.
Without the rule of law the U.S. Constitution is a sham. Without the rule of law our beloved America is swiftly becoming a country where only the well connected and politically powerful will be safe. As Michelle Malkin has so eloquently explained in her recent book, a culture of corruption has replaced honest government.
The only way this problem will be fixed is by massive citizen action. All honest citizens that want to be treated equally must come together and demand that the favoritism, the bribes, the uneven enforcement of law end now. And yes, it can happen here.
Deo Vincide

Sacramento, CA

#2 Jul 26, 2010
LETTER FROM A PATRIOTIC FAMILY:
This week we had the pleasure of sharing a summer barbecue with a refugee from Cuba. Our dinner conversation was starkly different than most.

This refugee came to the United States as a young boy in the early 1960s. His family was more fortunate than most as they were able to bring a suitcase and $100 when they fled Castro’s newly formed revolutionary paradise.

Our dinner consisted of all-American fare: hamburgers, potato salad, watermelon and fresh ears of sweet corn. This is a menu shared with family and friends nationwide, while celebrating the birth of our beloved America on the Fourth of July.

We began with a simple discussion about our country and the direction it has taken since Barack Obama came to power. We shared the usual complaints about the sour economy and liberal social engineering emanating from the rulers in Washington.

But then he said it. The sentence came naturally. I assume it was unplanned. But it carried the weight of a freight train.

“You know when Castro took power, none of us knew he was a Communist.”

We sat stunned. He continued,“Yes, we all thought he was a patriot, a nationalist. Before the revolution he didn’t sound like a radical.”

The comparison at this point was easy, and I interjected,“You mean just like Barack Obama?”

He responded,“Yes, just like Barack Obama.”

He continued,“We were all shocked as the government just continued to grab more power. First they said the revolution is over, so please turn in your guns. We all complied.”

“I remember my uncle saying after it started,‘Castro will only nationalize some of the big industries, he will never come and take our family hardware store.’ But that is exactly what happened, Castro started with the sugar mills and the large industries, but they eventually came and knocked on the door of our family hardware store. My family had run this store for generations. They said we now own the hardware store, you work for us. And that nice, large four-bedroom home you own, it is now our property also, and you can move yourself and five children into two rooms of the house because others are moving in with you.”

The lesson learned from this discussion is a lesson most Americans refuse to hear. Political leaders can lie about their agenda and once in office they can take totally unexpected turns.

If you had asked us three years ago if we thought General Motors would be nationalized, we would have never believed it. We could never contemplate a country where the rule of law, the most fundamental building block of a justice society would be evaporating just like it did in Castro’s Cuba in the early 1960s.

But the news of injustice keeps increasing. Black Panthers are not charged with wrongdoing by the U.S. Department of Justice because their crimes are against whites. The bondholders of GM are stripped of their assets without due process by the government. Governmental leaders are bribed in full daylight only to have all investigation of the crimes stifled by the Attorney General. The U.S. borders are overrun with crime and illegal activity and the leaders in D.C. act as if it is important to protect the lawbreakers while the innocent are killed and overrun. When local communities attempt to enforce the law, they are ridiculed and threatened as racists and bigots. They are sued by the very administration entrusted with enforcing the law.

Without the rule of law the U.S. Constitution is a sham. Without the rule of law our beloved America is swiftly becoming a country where only the well connected and politically powerful will be safe. As Michelle Malkin has so eloquently explained in her recent book, a culture of corruption has replaced honest government.

The only way this problem will be fixed is by massive citizen action. All honest citizens that want to be treated equally must come together and demand that the favoritism, the bribes, the uneven enforcement of law end now. And yes, it can happen here.
Responsibility

San Bruno, CA

#3 Jul 26, 2010
Love McCartney's quote:

"After the last eight years, it's great to have a president who knows what a library is,"

Very appropos and very funny!
Obama is a Liar

Joanna, SC

#4 Jul 26, 2010
McCartney couldn't have done a better job of brown nosing. Conduct unbecoming to say the least.
NW Hominid

Graham, WA

#5 Jul 26, 2010
Not to wave the flag was considered unpatriotic per coalition sleeves, and religion is the base of all communism - ten commandments as opposed to Dave's Top 10...
Bad News

United States

#6 Jul 26, 2010
Who cares what Paul McCartney thinks, he sings and plays instruments, nothing more.

Stop giving celebrities creedance.
Real Bother here

Belle Vernon, PA

#7 Jul 26, 2010
Responsibility wrote:
Love McCartney's quote:
"After the last eight years, it's great to have a president who knows what a library is,"
Very appropos and very funny!
For a nitwit like you, I agree.
morons united

Seattle, WA

#8 Jul 26, 2010
Singing for money in a street is panhandling. Singing for big money in a big ticket paying big crowd is BIG time panhandling if not a racket.
Al Sharpton

Spring Hill, FL

#9 Jul 26, 2010
PAUL SHOULD JUST CRAWL UNDER A ROCK AND DIE ALREADY - murtha, KKK robert byrd, and kennedy ARE ALL DOWN THERE HOLDING HIS PLACE!

SOON PRESIDUNCE odumba WILL BE JOINING THEM TOO!

HOPE paul CHANGED HIS DEPENDS PRIOR TO BOWING TO AMERICA'S HITLER - odumba!
Responsibility

San Bruno, CA

#10 Jul 26, 2010
morons united wrote:
Singing for money in a street is panhandling. Singing for big money in a big ticket paying big crowd is BIG time panhandling if not a racket.
Dear, perhaps you are too old to go to concerts but the price of concert ticket is pretty high and is not a "racket" if the audience wants to pay the ticket.

Panhandling it is not.
morons united

Seattle, WA

#11 Jul 26, 2010
Responsibility wrote:
<quoted text>
Dear, perhaps you are too old to go to concerts but the price of concert ticket is pretty high and is not a "racket" if the audience wants to pay the ticket.
Panhandling it is not.
Speaking of old you're looking at his picture. You must be idiot wanting the exploitations of the unwise to continue. Dear.
PooPoo Platter

Naperville, IL

#12 Jul 26, 2010
Obama is a Liar wrote:
McCartney couldn't have done a better job of brown nosing. Conduct unbecoming to say the least.
"Conduct unbecoming" a teabagger! To say the least...

LOL!!!
Responsibility

San Bruno, CA

#13 Jul 27, 2010
morons united wrote:
<quoted text> Speaking of old you're looking at his picture. You must be idiot wanting the exploitations of the unwise to continue. Dear.
Dear, he is a musician, he is an old musician, he makes music, people pay for his music, people pay to see his concerts and he has made a lot of money from it over his long career.

"Exploitation"? His "unwise" fans will continue to enjoy his music - and so they should.
morons united

Seattle, WA

#14 Jul 27, 2010
Responsibility wrote:
<quoted text>
Dear, he is a musician, he is an old musician, he makes music, people pay for his music, people pay to see his concerts and he has made a lot of money from it over his long career.
"Exploitation"? His "unwise" fans will continue to enjoy his music - and so they should.
Forget it. I know lots of people are getting tired of this yeah yeah yeah over bloated elites. Go on Dear, kiss ass, it's your business to be foolish so be it.
Earonrail

Houston, TX

#15 Jul 27, 2010
Did Paul sing the song 'Yesterday'?

If he did, I'm sure Obama bristled when he heard the words "...yesterday, when our troubles seemed so far away..."
Ho Lee Schitt

Richmond, IN

#16 Jul 27, 2010
If Obama wants to be bored with bland 'music' and inane 'lyrics' that is his right. The beatles sucked!

“Truth to Power!”

Since: Apr 07

Canton, OH

#18 Jul 27, 2010
Earonrail wrote:
Did Paul sing the song 'Yesterday'?
If he did, I'm sure Obama bristled when he heard the words "...yesterday, when our troubles seemed so far away..."
Good Post.
Responsibility

Long Beach, CA

#19 Jul 27, 2010
morons united wrote:
<quoted text> Forget it. I know lots of people are getting tired of this yeah yeah yeah over bloated elites. Go on Dear, kiss ass, it's your business to be foolish so be it.
Dear, don't listen, don't buy and don't get your knickers in a twist about a few simple yeah yeahs.

I wasn't a Beatles fan either but millions were - elite, bloated, foolish or not.
Chylloh

Clarksville, TN

#20 Jul 27, 2010
McCartney is just like the other celebs when they get old. They are so use to getting attention and when newer groups or stars hit the scene, they lose that attention to them.

He did what was good for himself, no matter the expense of another.

Should Bush have dwelt on the popularity of a billionaire---McCartney or should he have dealt with the MANY, MANY, MANY problems going on in America?

It seems Obama is another celeb wanting status. What was it Obama said about change, yet Michelle just returning from one vacation is booking 40 rooms at a plush island getaway for her, her family and her friends, all paid by tax payer's money. This is for this week and then when she returns, another vacation is scheduled for August(next week is August).They just returned from Disney in California.

Then of course we need to factor in the $100. steak each plate that Obama host for his friends in corruption each Wednesday night.Hmmmm, who pays for this and the trips in Air Force One when they are bored, who pays for this?

What the heck, its only people paying taxes and most having a hard time making ends meet that this will affect. Then, again, what the heck, who really cares about the millions out of work and living on mere pittances.

Americans should try doing what they are doing in Bell, California----they threw the corrupted bunch of local government out or will riot until they are out for hiking their salaries up 80% to do nothing because their unemployment is 13%.

This is why the government is so corrupted, we as Americans have sat by while they drained every penny for their life styles and the pay offs to the many org. who keep them in power from the working class.

There are more of us than of them.

Time is now to finally do something or don't cry about it.
Responsibility

San Bruno, CA

#21 Jul 28, 2010
Chylloh wrote:
McCartney is just like the other celebs when they get old. They are so use to getting attention and when newer groups or stars hit the scene, they lose that attention to them.
He is working at what he does best - making music and people continue to want to hear his music and pay for it.

What the eff does it matter whether he is old or not? After all it is a testament to his popularity that his fans want to see "an old man" play music.

Get over it, McCartney will continue to get old and continue to play music. All power to him!

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