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

June 23rd, 2009
4:39 pm

Leggs – After my divorce I played Linkin Park to death.. Imagine that

Page1908

June 23rd, 2009
4:39 pm

OMG in college I used to work at a store in the mall called Merry Go Round. All they had were Karl Kani, Guess, Girbeau (sp), Cross Colors and whatever else. My friend worked at Oak Tree. Then I quit Merry Go Round because I wasn’t really making any commission, so then I got a job at Structure. lol.

Mo (aka Moeisha)

June 23rd, 2009
4:39 pm

ARed – I was just thinking about Officially Missing You and You Put A Move (on my Heart) by Tamia! I love her…

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

June 23rd, 2009
4:39 pm

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

The only CD I’ve ever had stolen from the crib was my Joe CD. WTF. :lol:

Spoiled Lioness-

June 23rd, 2009
4:39 pm

Rell- Awww.. I get you! You know I do :)

Tamia- Stranger in My House

Toni Braxton- Talking in His Sleep

Melo

June 23rd, 2009
4:39 pm

Yeah,Tamia and Grant are a beautiful couple.
Dont know why they dont come up in black role models cpples.
Is it coz they are mulatoo??

MusingLee

June 23rd, 2009
4:39 pm

Musing is now blasting some Maxwell “Get to know Ya”….Spinning on one leg like Mike Jackson, ending with a crotch grab.

Staceye AKA Black Mamba AKA Xiomara

June 23rd, 2009
4:40 pm

POPPA…”My wife said that I looked like a little kid when I went over and took a look at it.” Somehow I am trying to picture a 6′8 man looking like a lil kid….annnnnd…I got nothing! :lol:

ARED…girl I have Love Tamia since her first. I actually sang “Stranger in my house” for a pageant talent. Won most Talented and the dang pageant! St. Kitts yeah!

Spoiled Lioness-

June 23rd, 2009
4:40 pm

Melo- STOP IT!!! You & Ared get the :evil: :evil: faces!!

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

June 23rd, 2009
4:41 pm

@Page sure I will deejay my name will be “D- Law”..lol

@SexyCool- Hell I used to have a stolen rabbit convertible with some bbs rims..no tags no insurance..lol

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

June 23rd, 2009
4:41 pm

An ex told me that back when his parents were divorcing his dad played “After the Love is Gone” by EWF non stop. That was his clue that his parents were breaking up.

I never forgot that. :lol:

Demi

June 23rd, 2009
4:41 pm

(I going to look for my British Knight Sneakers)

I still have my M&M boots at me granny’s house…I’ll let MusinLee wear them to Page’s party.

Staceye AKA Black Mamba AKA Xiomara

June 23rd, 2009
4:41 pm

INFAMOUS…what you know about Linkin’ Park? LOVE Them man!

Leggs (Karyn)

June 23rd, 2009
4:42 pm

@Infamous, that is very funny! Kindred spirits!

Mo (aka Moeisha)

June 23rd, 2009
4:42 pm

Cemeeli -I like those same years of chevys! :smile:

Page1908 – i heart Joe too!

THE INFAMOUS DK

June 23rd, 2009
4:42 pm

Yeah a 455 would be nice.. Man I was holding out on a 71 Chevy Glass House but hey..

SexyCool - Ridin' Dirty

June 23rd, 2009
4:42 pm

Page – I worked at the men’s store, Man Alive, in Savannah Mall. We used to meet so many dern dudes working there. I don’t think I paid for a movie or a meal the entire year that I worked there.

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

June 23rd, 2009
4:42 pm

Melo- STOP IT!!! You & Ared get the faces!!

Lioness – I’m just so tired of the whining. Woe is me. Get a grip. :lol:

MusingLee

June 23rd, 2009
4:43 pm

Demi you are crazyyyyy!!! LMAOOOOO

Spoiled Lioness-

June 23rd, 2009
4:43 pm

Linkin Park.. **Jay Z voice* YESSS!!

Cemeeli

June 23rd, 2009
4:43 pm

“Merry Go Round”

@ Page – I remember that store.

Spoiled Lioness-

June 23rd, 2009
4:44 pm

The Taco party is still on??

Page1908

June 23rd, 2009
4:44 pm

OMG who still used the word “mulatto”. wtf.

Leggs (Karyn)

June 23rd, 2009
4:44 pm

Are we going to make 10 pages twice in one month????

Poppa Grande

June 23rd, 2009
4:44 pm

Staceye

Somehow I am trying to picture a 6′8 man looking like a lil kid….annnnnd…I got nothing! :lol:

Think of the 6′8″ version of little kid puppet that the Lebron and Kobe puppets babysat minus the glasses and inhaler. I was running all over and asking all kinds of questions. LOL
I looked at the engine, Transmission, etc. No Joke.

Demi

June 23rd, 2009
4:44 pm

i’ve become so numb
i can’t feel you there
become so tired
so much more aware
i’m becoming this
all i want to do
is be more like me
and be less like you

THE INFAMOUS DK

June 23rd, 2009
4:45 pm

Linkin Park was speaking to me.. “Everything you say to me, sends me one step closer the edge and I’m about to break.”

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

June 23rd, 2009
4:45 pm

Heather Headly – “I wish” and “In My Mind” will always be timeless to me.

SexyCool - Ridin' Dirty

June 23rd, 2009
4:45 pm

Were your BBS’s gold? Remember when er’body was trying to get some five stars or some trues and vogues? (sp?)

Spoiled Lioness-

June 23rd, 2009
4:45 pm

Yall got my brain clogged with all this baby making music, I have YET to eat my lunch.. Babies are on my BRAIN!!!!

Demi

June 23rd, 2009
4:46 pm

DK…thanks, today was one of them days…

I cannot take this anymore
I’m saying everything I’ve said before
All these words they make no sense
I find bliss in ignorance
Less I hear the less you’ll say
But you’ll find that out anyway
Just like before…
Everything you say to me
Takes me one step closer to the edge
And I’m about to break
I need a little room to breathe
Cause I’m one step closer to the edge
And I’m about to break
I find the answers aren’t so clear
Wish I could find a way to disappear
All these thoughts they make no sense
I find bliss in ignorance
Nothing seems to go away
Over and over again
shut up when i’m talking to you

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

June 23rd, 2009
4:46 pm

OMG who still used the word “mulatto”. wtf.

:lol: My ex used it to be funny. “Oh, there goes Halle Berry, she’s a mulatto.” LMAO.

Page1908

June 23rd, 2009
4:47 pm

LOL SexyCool. Cee, they had Merry Go Round out here, too? OMG that place used to be sooo expensive and nothing but a bunch of military dudes who lived on the ship would come in every 1st and 15th of the month and buy a bunch of stuff. This was when I used to have a pull-out radio in my VW Fox, so you KNOW I was the sh!t! lol

LOL W8- Ok, you are djing the 80’s Taco Party.

Lioness- yes it is still on.

80’s outfits are required to get in.

MusingLee

June 23rd, 2009
4:47 pm

Ared any woman with the name Headly in her name is alright with me.

Spoiled Lioness-

June 23rd, 2009
4:47 pm

Ared- ** Jay Z voice again** YESSSS

Vivian Green- Emotional Rollercoaster

Tazzee - countdown to NFL season

June 23rd, 2009
4:47 pm

SexyCool – LOL at your grandma telling on you. The things we do when we’re young.

I remember getting a May Company credit card right before going to college. I charged the limit buying clothes and didn’t make a single payment. After I got some sense and tried to pay it off (about 10 years later) they had no record of me so it was removed from my credit report.

Demi

June 23rd, 2009
4:48 pm

I am in a good mood now…

THE INFAMOUS DK

June 23rd, 2009
4:48 pm

W8 – I had a Black GTI in High School with the 15 inch Black BB’s on it.. Oh you couldnt tell me nothing in Decatur with my Polo Jacket, jeans/Khakis, shirts and Boots/loafers.. With the Alpine Pull out..

Cemeeli

June 23rd, 2009
4:48 pm

Mo And you know what’s up with the Chevy’s those year models.

I have a thang for Nova’s

Poppa Grande

June 23rd, 2009
4:48 pm

AR

The only CD I’ve ever had stolen from the crib was my Joe CD. WTF

Only one, you are lucky.

I’ve had my Girl 6 Soundtrack stolen 3 times and my Parliament CD seem to disappear too.The left the cases, but the discs were gone. :evil:

Spoiled Lioness-

June 23rd, 2009
4:48 pm

Mlee- You are WRONG!!

Tazzee - countdown to NFL season

June 23rd, 2009
4:49 pm

Ared any woman with the name Headly in her name is alright with me.

:lol: :lol: :lol:

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

June 23rd, 2009
4:49 pm

Ared any woman with the name Headly in her name is alright with me.

:lol: Men. :lol:

She’s married to a white dude. Just thought I’d share. :lol:

Page1908

June 23rd, 2009
4:49 pm

LOL DK. My pull out was a Panasonic i think. ctfu. dayum i used to walk around campus at SDSU thinking I was sooo bomb bc I had a pull out. Knowing that ish was heavy as heyal lol.

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

June 23rd, 2009
4:50 pm

I’ve had my Girl 6 Soundtrack

Lawd, PG was the soundtrack better than the movie? The movie was AWFUL.

Beautiful

June 23rd, 2009
4:50 pm

when i hear back that thang up by JUVENILE, my booty gets a lil happy.

2CPTG, i mees u!

Mo (aka Moeisha)

June 23rd, 2009
4:50 pm

Alright Err’body, Im out for the rest of the week (unless I decide to check in on ya’ll)! Be cool and hold it down!

Poppa Grande

June 23rd, 2009
4:51 pm

Lioness

80’s outfits are required to get in.

That is code for wear a Members Only jacket.

Cemeeli

June 23rd, 2009
4:51 pm

@ Page – Yes.

Page1908

June 23rd, 2009
4:51 pm

Mo take lots of sunscreen with you! I stole some from Staceye you can have lol. *wink*