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1. Petty; trivial.
2. (of a person) Placing undue emphasis on petty details.
Video Description: “Tonight on The O’Reilly Factor, (May 16th 2011) Jon Stewart attacked Bill O’Reilly about his objections towards rapper Common’s visit to the White House, being that he wrote a song about a woman who killed a NJ state trooper. Stewart tells O’Reilly that even Bono wrote a song about Leonard Peltier, convicted of killing two FBI agents. Now, that subject gets Bill a little heated. ”
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Partial Transcript of Jon Stewart Goest Head-To-Head With Bill O’Reilly:
STEWART: Why is it not?
O’REILLY: Because you are pettifogging the issue.
STEWART: It’s the exact same thing. It’s a guy convicted of killing a law enforcement official. No? Guess who wrote a song about Leonard Peltier?
STEWART: Guess where he was? The White House. Booyah! That’s a rap word.
O’REILLY: All right. Did Bono…
O’REILLY: Did he actually come out and say that he was innocent?
STEWART: I think that’s the crux of the song.
O’REILLY: I think it was raising questions about it.
STEWART: Now who is pettifogging? Now I can’t even see you. Here you pettifog. No. That is exactly the same. Bob Dylan wrote a song about a convicted killer named Hurricane Carter. He has been to the White House. Why are you drawing the line at Common? There is a selective outrage machine here at Fox that pettifogs only when it suits the narrative that suits them. This guy is in the crosshairs in a way that he shouldn’t be, whether you agree with him or not. You may think he is ignorant in believing that Assata Shakur is innocent. You may think he is ignorant in believing that mummy is. But then guess what? Bono can’t go to the White House. Springsteen can’t go to the White House. Bob Dylan can’t go to the White House. You have got a lot of people that aren’t allowed to sit in the White House because they have written songs about people convicted of murder.
O’REILLY: Ah, but there is another point to be raised, and in a moment we will continue our debate with Mr. Stewart. And then you can vote on BillOReilly.com as to who won the shootout.
“SAVED” (1980), Bob Dylan’s second album after converting to Christianity, is often misunderstood and discarded by the casual fan. Described as “an open declaration of Dylan’s deepening faith,” the album is infused with vibrant gospel sound and unapologetic sincerity that even an agnostic could appreciate, well at least a really open minded one. If played at 45rpms instead of 33, the album takes new shape – morphing into a manic praise fest conjuring up images of Eric Cartman running through the streets of South Park Colorado saving souls left and right.
In a country built on a dream, anything is possible. A little girl named Mary Louise from Bay City, Michigan popped her musical cherry all over the world and became the age-less Pop icon Madonna. A struggling animation artist named Walter created a mouse, grew a funny mustache and built an empire, despite rumors of being anti-Semitic, frozen and incapable of being able to grow a mustache. The son of Duluth shop owner Abraham Zimmerman hitchhiked to The Big Apple and decided to call himself Bob Dylan. A boy named Clint from Burbank, California grew up to be Ron Howard‘s brother.
Whatever your dream is – being Ron Howard’s brother, or being in a movie about 1940’s women’s baseball, producing a Christmas album with ironic context, or turning theme park rides into valuable film properties while you’re still frozen…WHATEVER it is, it’s possible. Maybe.
For every story of missing the mark, falling short of the target and finding yourself on FAIL BLOG the day after you pooped yourself and blacked out in your neighbor’s doghouse – there are those individuals who defy all possible expectations, spit in the face of doubt and meet unbelievable potential to do and be someone that’s truly one in a million, or a few million, or more than that. That being said, here are a collection of pictures of a few kids with potential – from FDR to Obama: Young U.S. Presidents.
#32 – Franklin D. Roosevelt
#33 Harry S. Truman
#34 Dwight D. Eisenhower
#35 John F. Kennedy
#36 Lyndon B. Johnson
#37 Richard M. Nixon
#38 Gerald Ford
#39 Jimmy Carter
#40 Ronald Reagan
#41 George H. W. Bush
#42 Bill Clinton
#43 George W. Bush
#44 Barack Obama
Photo credit: Life, Corbis, AP
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