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Friday, September 30, 2022

The MAGA crowd is triggered because the Library of Congress let the pop star and classically trained flautist play a 200-year-old instrument

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This is a great example of something I don't really care about.

She's not the first black woman to touch it I assume many servants touched it and that many of them were black and female.

I also can't think of any big name entertainers that are flutists.. unless of course Will Ferrell really does play the flute.

#1 | Posted by Tor at 2022-09-29 03:33 PM | Reply

Any other.

Besides lizzo I can't think of any other of big name entertainers who are also flutists....

Insert your fat joke here.

#2 | Posted by Tor at 2022-09-29 03:36 PM | Reply

I'm going to need eyeball surgery as a result of all the eye rolling caused by these stupid, nonsensical headlines. Nobody melted down, just like person A did not "destroy" person B, just like X did not "break" the Internet as claimed. These headlines are not funny or clever.

#3 | Posted by sentinel at 2022-09-29 04:05 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

Nobody melted down

Says you.

Jenna Ellis -- who is Doug Mastriano's senior adviser -- claimed yesterday that Lizzo "is basically famous, I think, for being one the most morbidly obese people in the world" and said of the Madison flute playing: "This is just desecration purposefully of America's history."
I would say something so crass, demeaning and ignorant is indeed an example of an unjustified meltdown.

#4 | Posted by tonyroma at 2022-09-29 04:14 PM | Reply

Does this look like desecration to anyone?

#5 | Posted by tonyroma at 2022-09-29 04:17 PM | Reply

Looks like something desecrated the buffet line

#6 | Posted by Mao_Content at 2022-09-29 04:26 PM | Reply | Funny: 2

Sentinel is basically Jenna Ellis with a smaller wiener.

#7 | Posted by horstngraben at 2022-09-29 05:00 PM | Reply

"I would say something so crass, demeaning and ignorant is indeed an example of an unjustified meltdown."

You can say whatever you want, doesn't make it true. Just like those who agree Ellis's petty insult might say Lizzo was "trolled" or "owned" by Jenna Ellis, which would be an equally stupid headline.

#8 | Posted by sentinel at 2022-09-29 05:09 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

"Does this look like desecration to anyone?"

Obviously not what they were referring to. They were talking about the crappy live performance they showed a clip of in the earlier tweet you linked to.

#9 | Posted by sentinel at 2022-09-29 05:14 PM | Reply

"Crappy live performance"
Says the asshat safely behind a monitor

What can you do, other than pound sand and Karen anonymously on the internet?

#10 | Posted by ChiefTutMoses at 2022-09-29 05:31 PM | Reply

A cool moment and interaction with history, wish she played with it longer.

I've been reading commentary on architecture and large historical footprints that ask: "are we as modern day people, interacting with history enough?" Pieces which were framed in context of the pros-cons of having modern music performances in Rome's Coliseum.

#11 | Posted by GOnoles92 at 2022-09-29 06:49 PM | Reply

They're lucky she didn't eat it

#12 | Posted by lee_the_agent at 2022-09-29 07:12 PM | Reply

"Sentinel is basically Jenna Ellis with a smaller wiener."
"Says the asshat safely behind a monitor"

You people have very weird, vivid imaginations.
Thanks for thinking about my wiener. Flattered, I guess. Congrats on seeing Jenna's. It must be really huge, the way you described it.
No idea why anyone would think I'm behind a monitor. It would be really hard to see the screen if I was behind a monitor. I guess you didn't think that insult through. Womp womp.

#13 | Posted by sentinel at 2022-09-29 07:42 PM | Reply

Lizzo? Lardo is more accurate.

#14 | Posted by visitor_ at 2022-09-30 10:20 AM | Reply

Cancervatives offered no complaints when the morbidly obese orange turd was forced to play Putin's skin flute in Helsinki.

#15 | Posted by reinheitsgebot at 2022-09-30 10:23 AM | Reply | Funny: 1

15- your homophobic hypocrisy aside, at least no one was subjected to actually watching that, or seeing Trump wear a costume similar to the one Lizzo wore on stage.

Ellis comments were not as bad as the stuff you post here on a regular basis, which I've never seen anyone else here call out.

#16 | Posted by sentinel at 2022-09-30 11:08 AM | Reply

SSentinel, do you hate black folks as much as you love swastikas?

#17 | Posted by reinheitsgebot at 2022-09-30 11:15 AM | Reply

Claire Willett
@clairewillett

The aliens from asmr-988 called. They said they made a mistake and accidentally gave cow a Twitter account, because they thought it was not-cow.

#18 | Posted by sentinel at 2022-09-30 11:17 AM | Reply

RussianGeiBot... tell me what your fantasizing about right now. What exactly do you imagine I do with the ancient Buddhist/Hindu symbols when I'm alone with them?

#19 | Posted by sentinel at 2022-09-30 11:20 AM | Reply

SSentinel, any luck getting Banner's dick print off of your face?

#20 | Posted by reinheitsgebot at 2022-09-30 11:22 AM | Reply

Not sure what you mean. Can you elaborate?
And where did the life-sized swastikas go?

#21 | Posted by sentinel at 2022-09-30 11:41 AM | Reply

And where did the life-sized swastikas go?

Is this the swastika tramp stamp you want to show to Rittenhouse?

#22 | Posted by reinheitsgebot at 2022-09-30 11:45 AM | Reply

Not sure where your going with this. Your randomly jumping all over the place. Stick with one fantasy and follow through with it.

#23 | Posted by sentinel at 2022-09-30 12:20 PM | Reply

I'm just pointing that you're a racist pos who loves swastikas.

#24 | Posted by reinheitsgebot at 2022-09-30 12:22 PM | Reply

That's a weaker and lamer insult than what Ellis said about Lizzo.

Zero evidence there was anything racial about her comment. Stupid cows like the the one in the embedded tweet are just trolling attention whores, just like Trump is.

Are you just a stupid attention whore?

Can we use the stupid comments you post as evidence the left is "melting down" over whatever you were talking about?

I don't expect a serious answer from you, so go ahead with your next random deflection.

#25 | Posted by sentinel at 2022-09-30 12:44 PM | Reply

The only thing that melted down were the floor boards under Lizzo's hooves.

#26 | Posted by LEGALLYDORKY at 2022-09-30 12:57 PM | Reply

She could wear some pants though, that would be nice. Maybe even a nice dress. And play a song or two, some Jethro Tull. Trilling once and making a stupid expression, it's like 'why bother'. Paying everybody to support such low quality 'effort' is not excusable in this economic climate. Does this operation count as a Federal Benefit? What other spending did it displace? This money could be better spent providing universal healthcare to nonresident migrants who have never paid in anything.

But the FUPA flapping and the ----------, having to look twice to see if she's wearing anything at all below the waist, just no. Even her husband shouldn't have to see all that. Really.

#27 | Posted by facthunt at 2022-09-30 03:11 PM | Reply

"She's not the first black woman to touch it I assume many servants touched it and that many of them were black and female."

Oh Thomas Jefferson you dog

#28 | Posted by facthunt at 2022-09-30 03:19 PM | Reply

Does this look like desecration to anyone?

That was excellent! Thanks Tony!

#29 | Posted by YAV at 2022-09-30 07:21 PM | Reply

I love Lizzo. She makes conservatives cry.

#30 | Posted by RJSquirrel at 2022-10-01 06:52 AM | Reply

Lizzo is a fabulously talented singer and performing artist. I think it is a wonderful idea to place a historic instrument in the hands of a famous artist to raise awareness instead of keeping it locked in a box where nobody sees it.

This "faux controversy" was orchestrated by social media, as usual.by telling part of the story.

There were two performances, but many saw only one or the other. The first time she played this flute (and several others) at the LOC, she played it beautifully and treated it respectfully. She was excited and in awe of the historic instruments, and said " Hiistory is Cool, Y'all" , a great message for her young fans.

The second time she played it was during her concert. She played it very briefly while twerking then handed it back. The crowd went wild. To some, who saw ONLY that clip and aren't familiar with Lizzo's talent and style, that could appear to be a mockery of the instrument, rather than a respecting of history.

A few right wingers nobody ever heard of took the bait and threw shade, fat shamed Lizzo. Hardly a racist conservative meltdown. Lizzo doesn't make conservatives cry. I'm a big fan of hers.

#31 | Posted by Miranda7 at 2022-10-01 07:44 AM | Reply

"Jenna Ellis -- who is Doug Mastriano's senior adviser -- claimed yesterday that Lizzo "is basically famous, I think, for being one the most morbidly obese people in the world" and said of the Madison flute playing: "This is just desecration purposefully of America's history"

I have no idea who either Jenna Ellis or Doug Mastriano are. It took Lizzo to make them relevant.

#32 | Posted by Miranda7 at 2022-10-01 07:47 AM | Reply

#32 not even Lizzo could make those two relevant.

#33 | Posted by RJSquirrel at 2022-10-01 07:54 AM | Reply

I have no idea who either Jenna Ellis or Doug Mastriano are. It took Lizzo to make them relevant.

That's on you. Mastriano is the GOP's darling running for Governor of PA and is currently a member of PA's legistature. He's a far-right wacko, a military man, and a loud and proud christian. He's about as vile as they come. I've been keeping my eye on him and that PA race for many months.

Ellis is one of Trump's blond hate spewing attorneys on Trump's legal team, or was. Of course she's also an extreme christian. I don't pay much attention to her, but she shows up every now and then.

Both of them were known to me long before this incident, but that they'd be spewing hateful s**t and pretending to be so offended by this is 100% true to their (lack of) character and ethics. Mastriano's got an amazing (to me) percentage of people supporting him. Doesn't speak well of the GOP, that's for damn sure.

#34 | Posted by YAV at 2022-10-01 08:42 AM | Reply

"I have no idea who either Jenna Ellis or Doug Mastriano are."

And now that you know who they are, what next?

#35 | Posted by snoofy at 2022-10-01 08:44 AM | Reply

"It took Lizzo to make them relevant."

Why not say
It took racism to make them relevant?

#36 | Posted by snoofy at 2022-10-01 08:46 AM | Reply

What exactly do you imagine I do with the ancient Buddhist/Hindu symbols when I'm alone with them?
#19 | POSTED BY SENTINEL

Turn it around so it points the other way.

#37 | Posted by snoofy at 2022-10-01 09:07 AM | Reply

I have no idea who either Jenna Ellis or Doug Mastriano are.
#32 | POSTED BY MIRANDA7

I'm glad to see you willing to acknowledge that you are terribly uninformed. The rest of us know Mastriano as the GOP's pick for Governor of Pa and one of the people most responsible for spreading Trump's Big Lie. He actually led an effort in the state Senate to replace the electoral delegates from the state
As for Ellis, she's one of Trump's attorneys who wasn't able to win any of the 60 lawsuits over Trump's Big Lie.

These are people every conservative should know because they were instrumental in putting your party in the position it is now where your chosen candidates have to reject reality in order to get the blessing the blessing of the leader of the party.

#38 | Posted by johnny_hotsauce at 2022-10-01 09:32 AM | Reply

Hey...but they're not racist or anything.
(snort)...not at all...

#39 | Posted by earthmuse at 2022-10-01 11:40 AM | Reply

When I first saw it I thought, okay annoying that a celebrity gets to do this us mere mortals wouldn't be allowed. I just didn't see the big deal but then I saw the other video from the concert and that I didn't like. Using it as a prop in a concert just isn't classy which is unfortunate because she was earlier in the library congress video. On a side note, more annoyed with curators than her. She got caught up in the moment but really shouldn't have been allow to use it at the concert. Then again, it is just a flute of a founder, not the most important relic.

#40 | Posted by laj at 2022-10-01 12:07 PM | Reply

I thought she played it fine.

Get the feeling you folks were looking for a
" one time at band camp" scenario

#41 | Posted by bruceaz at 2022-10-01 12:38 PM | Reply

"I have no idea who either Jenna Ellis or Doug Mastriano are."

Funny, I had no idea who Lizzo was until Fragile Whites started peeing their pants en masse over her.

#42 | Posted by snoofy at 2022-10-01 02:10 PM | Reply

An American playing a dead American's old junk. If you have any issues you brought them to the moment.

#43 | Posted by Brennnn at 2022-10-01 03:49 PM | Reply

" I'm glad to see you willing to acknowledge that you are terribly uninformed. The rest of us know Mastriano as the GOP's pick for Governor of Pa and one of the people most responsible for spreading Trump's Big Lie. He actually led an effort in the state Senate to replace the electoral delegates from the state
As for Ellis, she's one of Trump's attorneys who wasn't able to win any of the 60 lawsuits over Trump's Big Lie.

These are people every conservative should know because they were instrumental in putting your party in the position it is now where your chosen candidates have to reject reality in order to get the blessing the blessing of the leader of the party.

#38 | POSTED BY JOHNNY_HOTSAUCE AT 2022-10-01 09:32 AM | FLAG: "

I'm not a Trumper, I don't live in Pa,I'm not a Republican, I'm not Christian and I couldn't care less about the "Big Lie" the guy is irrelevant as far as I'mconcerned, his "assistant" is even less relevant, red and it is only people like you on the left getting all lathered up about a guy like that that MAKeS him relevant, and gives him power.

#44 | Posted by Miranda7 at 2022-10-01 06:34 PM | Reply

Sorry for the typos, tiny iPhone screen is unforgiving

#45 | Posted by Miranda7 at 2022-10-01 06:35 PM | Reply

"it is only people like you on the left getting all lathered up about a guy like that that MAKeS him relevant"

He's the Republican nominee for Senate.

So let's apply that reasoning to another Republican nominee.

You're saying Trump only became relevant when leftists started noticing he was winning all the Republican primaries.

It's like Republicans don't actually exist in your world. They're just manifestations of Liberal thought that magically become flesh and President.

#46 | Posted by snoofy at 2022-10-01 06:45 PM | Reply

Sorry, Governor not Senate. Our Republican Senate nominee is Dr. Oz, who one can only assume exists because of the magic that turns liberal fears into flesh and blood.

#47 | Posted by snoofy at 2022-10-01 06:46 PM | Reply

I don't think Lizzo is from PAeither, and the LoC isnt in Pa, so why does the opinion of the assistant of a guy running for office in PA, about a pop star playing James Madison's flute, suddenly become relevant? It's just not, unless you are desperate to make a story out of a non story.

#48 | Posted by Miranda7 at 2022-10-01 07:57 PM | Reply

...a pop star playing James Madison's flute, suddenly become relevant? It's just not, unless you are desperate to make a story out of a non story.

#48 | Posted by Miranda7

For some really odd reason, right wingers made a big deal out of a classically trained flutist playing this one.

I don't understand y'all's mindset at all.

#49 | Posted by AMERICANUNITY at 2022-10-01 07:59 PM | Reply

Lizzo as a flute playing mermaid is a movie that needs to be made
Make it a Christmas movie to boot!

The usuals would have a collective stroke

#50 | Posted by ChiefTutMoses at 2022-10-02 03:48 PM | Reply

Nobody really cares about Madison's flute enough women played his skin flute.

#51 | Posted by Tor at 2022-10-02 03:51 PM | Reply

No one?
No one has yet posted this?
All I can say is
it's about damned time!

#52 | Posted by YAV at 2022-10-03 08:42 AM | Reply

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