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  •  Not much competition (3+ / 0-)

    When was the last time a Republican politician referenced ANY popular culture, especially anything more recent (or hip) than Frank Sinatra and Bing Crosby?

    •  Bing was a terrific jazz singer in his youth and.. (1+ / 0-)
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      let's not, please, downgrade the coolness of Sinatra. I was in Brooklyn the day Sinatra died. There was no station in NY, anywhere, that was not playing Sinatra. Even the country and rap stations. I heard Sinatra wherever I went.

      It was due to Sinatra and his group plus some other entertainers that desegregated the entertainment industry in Las Vegas. They refused to perform unless all performers were treated the same way and able to stay in the same hotel and so forth. I call that the ultimate hipness.

      •  ok, but it's not 'pop' culture, more like (0+ / 0-)

        ancient history

        and I'll never get the popularity of Sinatra. When I hear him - i wonder what others are hearing? he canNOT sing

        "I'm sculpting now. Landscapes mostly." ~ Yogi Bear

        by eXtina on Sat Mar 02, 2013 at 12:16:32 PM PST

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