Beyonce dances on Grant's Tomb

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  1. Henry Gale

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    Just read about this July 4th nationally televised event. Apparently a little brouhaha has followed. I could not identify Beyonce, or her voice, even if you held a gun to my head. But I'm all for dancing around graves. Just hope when I'm in the ground some young people will be dancing near mine.
    There was a time when families gathered near the graves of their ancestors and picnicked.
     
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    As a patriotic American, I can't help but feel they disrespected Grant's Tomb. What's next, a video at Martin Luther King Jr.'s tomb? It's sad to see where our musicical industry has sunk to these days.
     
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    Not an American, but I can't help but be bothered by this [​IMG]
     
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    As a patriotic American, it makes me proud to live in a country where we have the freedoms we have and am glad we can celebrate in ways that we want to.

    It's not about disrespect it's about celebrating our nations birthday and those that helped it develop.

    I hope when I'm dead, people have a big party with lots of booze and skantily clad women. I don't want people to mourn my passing but to celebrate my life. I plan on having an open bar at my wedding (if that ever happens) and will put it into my will for my funeral.

    Why doesn't someone ask Grant if he felt disrespected...oh wait, we can't.
     
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    I am not dead but she can dance on me any day[​IMG]

    I have always read and watched anything about Grant since he had my first name.
    He was seen as an average Joe and way more popular than Abe. He didn't even campaign for his own presidency and won by a landslide.
    I think he would be honored and amused....only wishing he had been around to see it
     
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    This is more fun than I'd hoped. [​IMG]
     
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    Considering that he's famous for leading the war that helped free african-americans from slavery I think Grant might appreciate an african-american 20yr old millionare celebrating the nations independence.
     
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    Good grief, I give up. If anyone needs me I'll be doing a jig on Kennedy's grave.
     
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    I'll put in my one cent. It was tacky and cheesy, and Beyonce probably couldn't tell you a thing about Grant (except where he's buried, and maybe not even that). She was there to sell records. The network wanted ratings.

    Beyond that...I don't like it. Based on the intent, which was commercialism trading off of our past to make a buck in the basest way. But I won't lose sleep over it.

    I see your frustration Ricardo (and I sympathize). But we have much bigger issues to worry about.

    Take care,
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    Have there been pictures posted? I like Beyonce, and I like Grant.
     
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    Sounds to me like someone has dollar signs in their eyes...
    [​IMG]
     

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