Tuesday, December 22, 2009
While listening to Quinn and Rose the other morning, a caller mentioned this, and curiosity got the best of me. I just had to see what was up.
The caller mentioned that country music star Toby Keith played in Oslo during the celebration of BHO's receipt of the Nobel Peace Prize. I, at first, thought, "This is just a vicious rumor. Toby Keith's music is as American as it gets." Well, dear reader, it's not a rumor. Toby played at a concert to "...celebrate this year's Nobel Peace Prize laureate." (From the official Nobel Peace Prize website)
The event was hosted by Will Smith and his wife, Jada Pinkett Smith. The concert also saw performances by a myriad of entertainers, including Wyclef Jean and Donna Summer.
Let's face facts. Toby Keith isn't exactly hurting for money, so that can't be the reason he went to Oslo to perform. He did perform his latest single, 'American Ride,' a song that makes one feel patriotic despite all the crap we're dealing with from this president. So what would compel Toby to perform at a concert to celebrate the president who has done more to ruin this country of late than Carter did in four years? I'm still clueless. Anyone have an idea?
I have to say that I'm not sure what the true story is. On one hand, Toby sings America's praises in songs like 'American Ride' and 'Courtesy of the Red, White, and Blue' while, on the other hand, praising the man who represents everything America is not. Which is it, Toby? There is no middle ground. You either believe in the principles this country was founded on or you don't. Period.
What Toby and other celebs fail to realize is that I want to be entertained, not given their respective political ideologies. Toby Keith says one thing and, in his actions, does another. What's the word for that? Oh yeah....HYPOCRISY!!!
Maybe I'm reading something into this that isn't there, but it sure seems that Toby Keith needs to pick a side. America or BHO.