Seriously. It was like bringing a wooden spoon to a nuclear war.
Jay-Z and Drake have recently put out a little ditty called “Off That” because we all know that Jay-Z is never retiring. In the song he proclaims the many things that we are now “off,” including sagging jeans and large chains and making it rain and many other things I’ve chronicled in my “Limits of Blackness” series where I’m all “WTF, my people. I love you, but I can’t go there with you.” I’m all for it. Reminds me (content-wise) of Lupe’s “Dumb It Down,” another favorite track of mine. But the song also disses conservative yak-meister Rush Limbaugh and FOX News talking head/host Bill O’Reilly. You know? Just because.
This ain’t black vs. white, my n—a, we off that. Please tell Bill O’Reilly to fall back. Tell Rush Limbaugh to get off my balls. It’s 2010, not 1864. We come so far…How’s that for a mix? Got a black president, got green presidents.
I would remind the rapper Jay-Z, Mr. Z, it is President Obama who wants mandated circumcision. We had that yesterday. That means if we need to save our penises from anybody, it’s Obama.
Um … FAIL! Horrid, horrid fail and Mediaite explains, in-depth, why this is such a fail.
Apparently, he pulled the idea out of Fox News’ ass, where it then exploded across the trembling right-wing blogosphere. They take a CDC report recommending circumcision as a way to prevent the spread of HIV, and tack on a phrase, “Universal Circumcision,” that appears nowhere in that report, or anywhere else. From there, it’s off to the races for painfully dumb and/or painfully dishonest conservative blogs.