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City & State or ZIP Tonight, this weekend, May 5th...
City & State or ZIP
City & State or ZIP Tonight, this weekend, May 5th...
City & State or ZIP

Flip the script

I suppose it was inevitable that President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama would be come an iconic couple. A lot has been written about their date nights, affection towards one another in public, and the history of how they came to be.

It all brings a discussion about love, romance, and marriage, especially among African Americans that sheds some light on our attitudes. One particular article that has made its rounds on Facebook, Twitter, and other social networking sites is from the Washington’s Post interactive site, The Root. It was entitled What Single Women Can Learn from Michelle.

Of course it doused gasoline on an already hot fire of debate between men and women, which is always annoying fun and informative.  I actually thought the article made some excellent points. I just thought it would be vindictive fun and informative to flip the script a little:

What can single men learn from President Obama?

Do you think that we place too much blame on each other for the state of dating, marriage, and divorce?

Are we not all culpable when things don’t succeed?

Is it important for society to have a couple for us to believe in love and romance? Is it to give the children hope or are the grown ups clinging to the idea too?

*Note this is not an opportunity to bash First Lady Michelle Obama. Let’s keep things adult.

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AmazonRed™ - Getting to my ♥ through my stomach

June 23rd, 2009
3:41 pm

Page – I watched it. Jody Watley is gangsta. :lol:

-W8©(thoroughbred... I dont play nor hate)

June 23rd, 2009
3:42 pm

@Jam- I had to switch the itunes to jazz now(stereo is hooke up to my Mac wirelessly so its always on..just grab the remote)

Poppa Grande

June 23rd, 2009
3:42 pm

W8

I love music!!

That is an O’Jays song. … :lol:

Seriously, I do as well. While making the CDs for my pops I sat there looking at all my CDs thinking about the money that I’ve spent on music. I have to love it. (That didn’t count the stuff on Itunes)

Dan

June 23rd, 2009
3:42 pm

@Page

I was trained on the concept of the mixtape. To this day, I keep at least 3 CD’s in the changer for that reason.

Don’t ever break the mood

Page1908

June 23rd, 2009
3:43 pm

Yeah Cee-the Pac and Jon B. song was on Jon B.’s Cool Relax cd. That cd also has some of the best background vocals I’ve heard in a while. I have family in the music business so I pay attention to that stuff, too.

Spoiled Lioness-

June 23rd, 2009
3:43 pm

Staceye- :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: I LOVE freaky songs.. They help get me to & from work :)

My neck, my back- Khia.. YEAH I GOT RAUNCHY WIT IT!!

mytw♥cents...that girl

June 23rd, 2009
3:44 pm

Oooh y’all so nassty. We got too many overlapping playlists…there’d be about 500 Blog Badies born if everybody got together for a listening party…

Poppa Grande

June 23rd, 2009
3:44 pm

Jody Watley is gangsta

I didn’t watch that one. But, I could have told you that. She has a strong personality.

I am looking forward to Florence Ballard’s Unsung.

-W8©(thoroughbred... I dont play nor hate)

June 23rd, 2009
3:44 pm

@Ce- Post in 9 months please..lol

@Staceye- we all know its not going to be you “Dusty”..lol

Spoiled Lioness-

June 23rd, 2009
3:44 pm

Dan- Me too but in my car..

Demi

June 23rd, 2009
3:44 pm

MusingLee…when is the baby due?

Cemeeli

June 23rd, 2009
3:45 pm

Page – I agree. I love music instrumentals. Not this swag, chant stuff they make in music now.

Spoiled Lioness-

June 23rd, 2009
3:45 pm

-W8©(thoroughbred... I dont play nor hate)

June 23rd, 2009
3:45 pm

Just call my Name- Alyson Williams

almost anything by “Bloodstone”

Poppa Grande

June 23rd, 2009
3:45 pm

My neck, my back- Khia.

I wonder if she still lives in Vinings? Hmmmm.

I saw her house on a episode of cribs and knew exactly where it was.

Mo (aka Moeisha)

June 23rd, 2009
3:45 pm

PoppaG – Im looking forward to the Unsung on Florence Ballard as wel

W8 – LOL! You are a mess!

MusingLee

June 23rd, 2009
3:45 pm

Musing now has one eyebrow raised wondering what kind freaky thangs his blog buddies be doing at work!?!?!

Page1908

June 23rd, 2009
3:47 pm

OMG “I Miss You” by Aaron Hall is on Pandora now. I remember this video was soooooo sad. smh

THE INFAMOUS DK

June 23rd, 2009
3:47 pm

Ledisi – In the Morning

Andre 3000 – The Prototype

Laurnea – Sun Dont Rain / Infatuation / Been A long time

Grenique – Star of a Story

Ndambi – Picture this / Rain

Dewle – Love Ultra..

Ok I’m done

-W8©(thoroughbred... I dont play nor hate)

June 23rd, 2009
3:47 pm

No Pain No gain- Betty Wright

Tasty Love- Freddie Jackson

Cemeeli

June 23rd, 2009
3:47 pm

W8 Go sit in the car for the rest of the day.

Demi

June 23rd, 2009
3:47 pm

Color me Baad….I wanna sex you up!!

Rell -

June 23rd, 2009
3:48 pm

@DK

WHAT YOU KNOW BOUT DAMBI…BWOI THAT CHICK WILL GET YOU SOME FA SHO..LOL

Ndambi – Picture this / Rain

Spoiled Lioness-

June 23rd, 2009
3:48 pm

Demi- YES SIR!!

Page1908

June 23rd, 2009
3:48 pm

LOL ARed, yeah Jody seemed like she didn’t mess around. I need to catch the first half of the show.

kimmie(Sheree)

June 23rd, 2009
3:48 pm

I saw Stevie last year, he was great! He has like 2000 hit songs to play, just song after song! His “Isn’t She Lovely” daughter Eiesha sang a few songs with him & backup. A real treat!

-W8©(thoroughbred... I dont play nor hate)

June 23rd, 2009
3:49 pm

“Who’s making Love”-JOhnny Taylor

Distant Lover”-marvin gaye

Something in my heart- Michelle’

Page1908

June 23rd, 2009
3:49 pm

Lyfe Jennings- Must Be Nice is good, too.

Spoiled Lioness-

June 23rd, 2009
3:50 pm

My type of baby making music is reggae.. (no hair pulling)

R & B is love making music (no hair pulling)

Hip Hop is get it POPPIN music (hair pulling is a MUST)

Cemeeli

June 23rd, 2009
3:50 pm

mytwocents I’ll wait. The listening party is not for me.

Spoiled Lioness-

June 23rd, 2009
3:50 pm

SEX- Lyfe Jennings

Jamoca

June 23rd, 2009
3:51 pm

Allll of….the places I will kiss youuuuu, oh baby let me kisssss youuuuuu, (yeah, yeah, yeah)…with all my lovvvve ~ Aaron Hall

Again, you people are just evil. Evil. E-VIL.

-W8©(thoroughbred... I dont play nor hate)

June 23rd, 2009
3:51 pm

Never Can say Goodbye- The jackson 5

Do you still Love me- Melissa Morgan

Butta Love- Next

Our Love- natalie Cole

is this the end- New edition

Page1908

June 23rd, 2009
3:51 pm

“Aisha” by Another Bad Creation lol. For some reason I can totally see W8 rocking some Cross Colors back in the day complete with African medallion and flat top lol.

THE INFAMOUS DK

June 23rd, 2009
3:51 pm

Lioness – Something in your Eyes .. Awww Baby!! But you cant forget “When will I see you smile again”..

-W8©(thoroughbred... I dont play nor hate)

June 23rd, 2009
3:52 pm

@Ce- i can’t I am about to fire up the grille

Spoiled Lioness-

June 23rd, 2009
3:52 pm

Jam- OOOOoooooooo.. You hit a nerve with me!!

Page- I had a dance in junior high to that song LOL!

Let’s make Love- Aaron Hall

Jamoca

June 23rd, 2009
3:52 pm

especially, Jamoca don’t do bullets. I likes, no love MEAT….ain’t nuthin’ like the real thang! Lol

Leggs (Karyn)

June 23rd, 2009
3:53 pm

Who’s making love to your old lady while you’re out making love? It seems like so many fellows are all in the same o boat. Thinking that a woman should be cheated on and treated so bad…..

-W8©(thoroughbred... I dont play nor hate)

June 23rd, 2009
3:53 pm

lmao@ Page I had a “gumby”…lmao man we used to dance in all of those talent shows..lmao

Melo

June 23rd, 2009
3:53 pm

there’d be about 500 Blog Badies born if everybody got together for a listening party…

just organize that listening thang, Mytwo! Heck,only way some here can get some.
I be a co-sponsor on accomodation issues since i got some hook ups in the industry.
Time we had some version of freaknick back!

(Demi,plz get ur back in shape in a hurry!! :lol: )

Page1908

June 23rd, 2009
3:53 pm

Did anyone mention Lauryn Hill?

Who remembers Midnight Starr and Atlantic Starr?

-W8©(thoroughbred... I dont play nor hate)

June 23rd, 2009
3:53 pm

@leggs- Where the heck did your 3:53 come from? I mean I know I posted the song but why did you go there..lol

-W8©(thoroughbred... I dont play nor hate)

June 23rd, 2009
3:54 pm

I just dont like Lyfe Jennings

Melo

June 23rd, 2009
3:55 pm

I think W8 is R Kelly cousin.
Look what he started!

Cemeeli

June 23rd, 2009
3:55 pm

I think Rell would be a great DJ…he hides behind his skill.

Natives – Remember DJ Ooomp?

AmazonRed™ - Getting to my ♥ through my stomach

June 23rd, 2009
3:55 pm

Page – How bout “the Kissing Game” by Hi-Five?

That song brings back some happy memories!

For Real

June 23rd, 2009
3:55 pm

abc: Once they stop speculating to drive gas above $100 the stock market will stabilize.

Sexy Song – Scandalous

Best Heartbreaking Song – How do you mend a broken heart

Best Begging Song – Cause I love you

Best Mackin Song – Piece of My Love

Best Make-up Song – Cry Together

Best Crippin Song – If Lovin You is Wrong

Best Just Scrate Goin At It Song – Charlie “Bird” Parker I can’t remember the name of the song tho.

-W8©(thoroughbred... I dont play nor hate)

June 23rd, 2009
3:55 pm

A little Tyrone Davis doesnt hurt

Page1908

June 23rd, 2009
3:55 pm

LMAOOOOOOOO@ W8 and his “Gumby” LOLOL OMG. wow. Did you rock the bright multi-colored rayon shirts, too? LOL, I had a cross colors body suit that I used to rock with my Guess Jean overalls and Guess Boots. lol. Ok, maybe I need to switch the 80’s party to a 90’s party? lol