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

June 23rd, 2009
4:26 pm

@PG- man you just put a tear in my eye..lol with that Gap band–My Dad used to play that all of the time…stereo had the turntable and the 3 foot tall brown wood speaker with the brown speaker covers…and my dad and my mom used to be dancing there azz off while me and my brothes just danced around them having a ball..just grooving…man I dont know why but that song just brought back the most pleasant memories…thanks for that….Burn Rubber on meeeeeeee Charlene!!!!!

Demi

June 23rd, 2009
4:26 pm

That’s the Poison Clan and we
Came to the party to make y’all move
So just get down to the Poison groove
And groove with the Poison Clan
‘Cause if you came to sit, make a change of plans
And do what’s only right
Just get on the floor and dance all night

Beautiful

June 23rd, 2009
4:26 pm

whas that slow song from BABYFACE everybody went crazy over in the 80s?

@W8
can i sing to you? (batting eyes)

Staceye AKA Black Mamba AKA Xiomara

June 23rd, 2009
4:26 pm

Silk-Meeting in my Bedroom & I Can Go Deep

Prince- Darling Nikki, The Beautiful Ones, The One & Scandalous

Ready for the World- Tonight, Gently & Slide Over

Spoiled Lioness-

June 23rd, 2009
4:26 pm

Til the cops come Knocking- Maxwell

Just had to post again cause MAN

THE INFAMOUS DK

June 23rd, 2009
4:26 pm

W8 – Man I got a motor but a 502 in a firebird might not work.. I got a friend that has a 400. Let me holla at him and see if I can get it and we might can work that out.

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

June 23rd, 2009
4:27 pm

@Ce- lol..Chevelle

Spoiled Lioness-

June 23rd, 2009
4:28 pm

REll- I feel You! No need to convince ME :)

Rell -

June 23rd, 2009
4:28 pm

I am yearning for some attn right about NOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

- i got some on discount right now, let me know where you want to redeem your coupon..lol

Spoiled Lioness-

June 23rd, 2009
4:28 pm

PLenty Money- Plies

AmazonRed™ - Getting to my ♥ through my stomach

June 23rd, 2009
4:28 pm

EWWWWWWWWWW!!!!!! SHUTUP!!!!!!!! I dont like none of your music…that gets no play in my ride..

Well damn. :lol:

Cemeeli

June 23rd, 2009
4:28 pm

Please stop with the antique cars. They get to my Mojo.

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

June 23rd, 2009
4:29 pm

@beautiful- No thanks..lol..somebody is already putting sweet music in my ear

@DK_ that 502 will fit in the Firebird..just got to see if its a 2 bolt of 4 bolt main in there..but it’s no problem..you gonna carb it or run a ECU?

Demi

June 23rd, 2009
4:30 pm

You were the girl that changed my world
You were the girl for me
You lit the fuse I stand accused
You were the first for me
But you turned me out baby
You dropped a bomb on me, baby
You dropped a bomb on me./

Poppa Grande

June 23rd, 2009
4:30 pm

W8

The Whispers

The group or
the Whisper Song by Ying Yang Twins
“Wait till you see my…”

Beautiful

June 23rd, 2009
4:30 pm

**Ready for the World**

shut up STACEYE! lol. i loved that jeri curl wearin’ man.

Spoiled Lioness-

June 23rd, 2009
4:30 pm

Rell- I got all the attention I am yearning for! It is JUST not in the office with me :mrgreen: Also, I LOVE ALL of his attention too! When I say LOVE I SOOOO MEAN IT!!

AmazonRed™ - I know just what I want, I know just who I am

June 23rd, 2009
4:31 pm

whas that slow song from BABYFACE everybody went crazy over in the 80s?

Everytime I close my eyes I thank the Lord that I found you…
And you found me tooo….

That’s not the song you’re thinking of but the song I love. I ♥ some Babyface!

Leggs (Karyn)

June 23rd, 2009
4:31 pm

WhipAppeal….

Beautiful

June 23rd, 2009
4:32 pm

**No thanks..lol..somebody is already putting sweet music in my ear**

lol. where’s 900?

MusingLee

June 23rd, 2009
4:32 pm

There are gonna be a lot of hot and feigning ladies in rush hour traffic today…LOLOL…

Demi is gonna be that dude who pulls up pumping some Troop “All I Do” wearing a high top fade and some Karl Kani jeans, driving a convertable Yugo with 10inch Enkei rims.

Rell -

June 23rd, 2009
4:32 pm

LOVE I SOOOO MEAN IT!!

- i know….lol

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

June 23rd, 2009
4:32 pm

@Ce- You know you are a rider..why you trying to deny your love for Chevy’s..Mo is to I don;t know why she is being quiet. Professor where are you?..You gotta garage full of Chevy’s..Yall native women Love yall some Chevy’s ryde or die

RIde Or Die- Ace Hood and Trey Songz

Spoiled Lioness-

June 23rd, 2009
4:32 pm

Angie- WORD? Juice all up on your pillow case.. There is someone for everyone!

AmazonRed™ - I know just what I want, I know just who I am

June 23rd, 2009
4:32 pm

No need to convince ME

:lol:

Poppa Grande

June 23rd, 2009
4:33 pm

Cee

One of my neighbors got a 1977 Corvette Stingray. It needs some work, but he is gonna restore it.

My wife said that I looked like a little kid when I went over and took a look at it.

THE INFAMOUS DK

June 23rd, 2009
4:33 pm

W8 – Yeah I know it will fit but I dont want to raise my hood with a Chevy Motor in a pontiac.. I’m kinda particular like that.. Electronics are my game.. The only reason the Thunderbird hasnt been updated is because it was an original Cali car one owner. Old lady 71,000 original miles on it. That Pontiac however can get the full meal deal under the hood to the suspension and brakes..

MusingLee

June 23rd, 2009
4:33 pm

Today is gonna be your day Demi. Have those sheep skins ready.

Spoiled Lioness-

June 23rd, 2009
4:33 pm

Word Rell?? What you know??

Rell -

June 23rd, 2009
4:34 pm

how did i know that right there would be reposted……smh

Page1908

June 23rd, 2009
4:34 pm

lol @ Karl Kani jeans.

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

June 23rd, 2009
4:34 pm

@PG- Both of them lmao..now that you mention it..lol

@DK- I just remembered that Professor is trying to sell a 99 firebird also..if you want a clean late model f-body

Demi

June 23rd, 2009
4:34 pm

You wanna play with me?
I’m really gonna rock your world.
You wanna c-um for me?
I’m gonna rock your world.

So I fly, take me.
I cannot fly, most people hate me.
To fly away from this pain.

Please take away, please take away my P.A.

Poppa Grande

June 23rd, 2009
4:34 pm

W8

No problem about the GAP band. We all know those songs. Charlie Wilson and em rocked many a party back in the day.

Beautiful

June 23rd, 2009
4:34 pm

***Whip Appeal***

yea! thas it, thas it! super sonic!

AmazonRed™ - I know just what I want, I know just who I am

June 23rd, 2009
4:35 pm

No one has mentioned Tamia all day. She’s so underrated. I adore her.

Mo (aka Moeisha)

June 23rd, 2009
4:35 pm

W8 – you aint gotta call me out! Of course I loves me some Chevys! LOL! Yeen know shawty! Eastside all day, err’day

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

June 23rd, 2009
4:36 pm

Who just mentioned Troop..lmao..

(going to look for my British Knight Sneakers)

Page when you having your 80’s party?

AmazonRed™ - I know just what I want, I know just who I am

June 23rd, 2009
4:36 pm

Toni Braxton anyone?

“Love should have brought your azz HOME last night!!!” :lol:

Rell -

June 23rd, 2009
4:36 pm

@lioness….i will chop it up with you if ever they do another meet up…i have a base of fans that love for my percieved funnies to come across like i am fishing for blog azz…its cool when the other brothers do it…they straight with me its a dayum side show of entertainment for the peanut gallery…but i digress

do you love its cool that you need attention…most normal well adjust women need it….

Cemeeli

June 23rd, 2009
4:36 pm

Them Chevy’s are serious cars.

1966 – 1972 are my most faves.

Page1908

June 23rd, 2009
4:36 pm

Joe is also probably the most underrated RandB singer of recent time.

Beautiful

June 23rd, 2009
4:36 pm

lmfao @ Karl Kani jeans!!!

THE INFAMOUS DK

June 23rd, 2009
4:37 pm

W8 – I like old schools. If i’m doing a new school. It will be something German..

Page1908

June 23rd, 2009
4:37 pm

W8, the 80’s party will be next month in July. Care to be my co-host? You can do the music.

Leggs (Karyn)

June 23rd, 2009
4:37 pm

@ARed, Tamia has a beautiful voice. After my divorce, I played Me Myself and I to death. Can’t remember the actual name of the song.

SexyCool - Ridin' Dirty

June 23rd, 2009
4:38 pm

I used to have an ‘83 black Buick Regal. I was 19. I made the down payment and then didn’t pay another damn dime. I hid the car for 8 months. It didn’t have a tag or any insurance. Me and my gf’s rode the h#ll outta of the Illegal Regal.

It got repossessed because my grandma call and told ‘em where I was hiding it.

(Oh, the memories…)

Demi

June 23rd, 2009
4:38 pm

(Demi is gonna be that dude who pulls up pumping some Troop “All I Do” wearing a high top fade and some Karl Kani jeans, driving a convertable Yugo with 10inch Enkei rims.)

MuseLee…what I do…no my fault you have a baby on the way…

Baby u no ima take care of u
Coz u say u got my baby, and I no it ain’t true
Is it a good thing? No it’s bad bish
4 good or worse, makes u switch

LOL JUST MESSIN!!!

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

June 23rd, 2009
4:38 pm

@Mo- I already know..yall native women are down for the Chevy..lol..now look at Ce she has gotten really quiet..lmao

@DK- I feel you on keeping it pure on the pontiac. How about a SD 455, that would be sick

Cemeeli

June 23rd, 2009
4:39 pm

My admirer from high school first car was a Cutlass ‘77. He had it tricked to bowling ball burnt orange…and when he came to pick me up – Grown men would be out looking at his car, (and beat) before we could pull off they asking car questions.