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Hold onto your seats. The long-awaited Pyongyang Remix of "Sing for Change" is finally here! Get ready to sing for leaders both Dear and Great!

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  • sage||

    I heard Obama hits a hole in one every time.

    And he needs every grain of rice to be perfect.

    But sadry, he is arso very ronery.

  • Citizen Nothing||

    Your bustin' my balls, Hans Brix!

  • ||

    I didn't think they could make it better than it already was. And they did!

    Those poor tykes in the green shorts are scarred for life, man. Scarred for life....

  • Mister DNA||

    At 0:53, it would appear that Obama has the all-important Lollipop Guild endorsement.

  • ||

    Awesome.

    I can but hope that our snark outdoes their hopetimism.

  • ||

    Aigghh! I can't WTFV. What did they do?

    Please tell me they scored it with Devo's "Freedom of Choice".

  • SSFC||

    That poor kid with the oversized head and the stunted body at 0:50 obviously suffers from horrible malnutrition.

    Some of the North Korean kids could stand to eat a little more too.

  • alan||

    it is fucked up my snarky heart is a getting a warm fuzzy feeling. Oh wait, that's just the late afternoon shot of Ouzo coursing through the veins.

  • drunkbastardtriesagain||

    it is so fucked up my snarky heart is a getting a warm fuzzy feeling. Oh wait, that's just the late afternoon shot of Ouzo coursing through the veins.

  • Scott66||

    My understanding is that one of the main organizers for the Obama Kids is Jeff Zucker who is jewish. I would think this kind of thing would make jewish people real nervous.

  • keep the change||

    Obama truly is a bold, political leader unafraid of using ideas that work. If Hitler could have his Youth movement, then so can Obama!

  • Dagny T.||

    Anyone else notice that the Korean kids are way cuter than the Americans?

    Did they get the gay green shorts idea from China? If you've got a disproportionate number of boys in a generation, I guess it makes sense to to what you can to try & turn some of 'em gay.

    Epi,

    They kept the original, shitty song. The fact that I let myself get duped into listening to it twice will always haunt me.

  • xx||

    Dear great leader

    it will be 9/11 x 1000

  • ||

    I think it's a pretty unfair comparison; the N. Korean kids are far more coordinated. Additionally, their choreography doesn't make them appear to have some degenerative neurological disease.

  • Jonas||

    Miss Taggart, how DARE you suggest that song is shitty! It's beautiful and uplifting! From the mouths of babes and all that...

    /sarcasm.

  • ||

    I note that the original video has been pulled from YouTube, so its originators have apparently decided that it was hurtin', not helpin', the Dalai Bama.

    Any bets that this mashup will catch a copyright suit for the same reason?

  • ||

    They kept the original, shitty song. The fact that I let myself get duped into listening to it twice will always haunt me.

    Thanks. None of the other jerks around here bothered.

    They should do one with the original video but with, say, a death metal song or a Grateful Dead song. No, I have it: set to this music.

  • Jonas||

    Oh, and now that I see Matthew's comment, I have to say that I as a college linguistics student who plans to study sign language linguistics, I'm appalled when little kids get taught these awful sign choreography routines to trite children's songs, because it socializes them into thinking that sign language isn't "real" language... it's kind of dehumanizing.

    Of course, the sign routine is the least of my problems with this song and video...

  • ||

    Episiarch

    No, I have it: set to this music.

    You are one sick fuck.

  • Dagny T.||

    Thanks. None of the other jerks around here bothered.

    Hearts of stone. You even did the cute, Charlie Brown "augghh."

    No, I have it: set to this music.

    "Believe it or not, George isn't at home. Where could I be?"

  • BigLiberty||

    Heh, and I was a Clinton supporter when I was a fourth-grader. Thank goodness we don't grow up to be what we're told to be.

    Then again, I still had the freedom to read books like Atlas Shrugged, Free to Choose, Road to Serfdom, etc in high school. What can I say? I got bored in our History of FDR's Wonderfulness - I mean, American History class in the eleventh grade.

  • ||

    The video is chilling to say the least. Did you see the idiot tree hugging parents? Their brainswashing these kids, just like Hiltler did. First they take away your guns, then its your children, brainwashing at home and in public school. These kids can't think for themselves, just like a Lib. At this rate, there won't be a next generation, aka Osama generation
    X. Could be a good thing, compliments of Pro Choice. Who wants the next generation to be feeble minded, air head Libs, like Jane Fonda.

  • Miller||

    @SJB:

    Well said. I'm afraid North Korea might nuke us, now that we've compared Kim Jong Il to that worthless idiot Obama.

  • Dello||

    They should have used a song that reflects Obama's hope for the future of America.

    Like this.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=chYba6bt4aA

    Audio is NOT work safe.

  • economist||

    Although it doesn't make that much sense, I'd like to Denis Leary's "I'm an Asshole".

  • economist||

    Sorry, I just checked the title, and its actually supposed to just be "Asshole".

  • economist||

    Also, from what I've heard of the North Korean child choirs, they do a much better job of singing in unison. And they aren't off key. And they could find something better to sing about Kim Jong Il than "Change". Although, given the current North Korean situation, change might not be such a bad thing.

  • ||

    I always love it when wingnuts talk about how innocuous leftwing practices are really modern manifestations of Nazism. While we're at it, let's discuss the existence of the Flying Spaghetti Monster.

  • The Joker||

    Why so serious?

  • Fin Fang Foom||

    I think the North Koreans are actually growth stunted thirty somethings.

  • Nemo||

    And yet, I get the feeling that joe would immediately make the same comparison if the children were singing about Bush.

  • LarryA||

    My understanding is that one of the main organizers for the Obama Kids is Jeff Zucker who is Jewish. I would think this kind of thing would make Jewish people real nervous.

    For some reason, despite being screwed over by every state they've lived under throughout their long history, many American Jews continue to believe in big government. See their similar attitudes on gun control.

  • BigLiberty||

    Don't you love how leftwingers bury their head in the sand of their own accord, and then try to thrust the heads of everyone else in as quickly?

    "Oh no, this isn't brainwashing young children who are intellectually incapable of making independent choices between political philosophies, and using them as pawns in a scheme to promote their innocence as 'real truth.' No. You see, this hasn't happened before. These kids really believe in change they can believe in. Don't you see the DIFFERENCE? Srsly, guyz!"

  • ||

    Don't you love how leftwingers bury their head in the sand of their own accord, and then try to thrust the heads of everyone else in as quickly?

    Yeah, stupid leftwingers don't even know enough to thrust the heads of everyone else in first, and then bury their head "in the sand of their own accord."

  • The Joker||

    Hahahahahahahaha! I was the one who made the joe post!

    Convincing, wasn't it?

  • Professor Chaos||

    I have come to bring the reign of CHAOS to the world!!!!!

  • ||

    omg rotfl

  • LGF Fan||

    This is another sign of the impeding liberal fascism, and also child abuse.

  • ||

    What is it with the left and cults of personality?

    Seriously.

    Lenin. Stalin. Mao. Castro. Che Guevara. Hugo Chavez.

    I think there must be some underlying psychological connection between the whole process of "losing oneself" in the collective spirit, like at a protest rally, and leader worship. The feeling of social solidarity that the left pines after lends itself particularly well to a disturbing degree of groupthink and blind followership.

  • LGF Fan||

    Cults of personality are truly a leftist phenomenon.

    Hey! I got new posters of Ronald Reagan and Sarah Palin to hang in my room!

  • BDB||

    Non-leftist cults of personality:

    Washington, Jackson, Lincoln, Teddy Roosevelt, Ayn Rand, Ronald Reagan, Ron Paul, George W. Bush (pre-2005).

  • BDB||

    Oh yeah, and Sarah Palin.

  • kayla||

    VOTE OBAMA: democratic senator Obama, vice president Biden. Thanks America...


    KAYLA
    ps:get out and vote if your at age...

  • Underzog||

    What is with you anti-Semites? Your Arab American hero, Barack Hussein Obama, has a Hitler Jugend type music video and it's all the Jews' fault? It's no wonder that someone commented that the dirty little secret of the Libertarian movement is that it is anti-Semitic. While some Libertarians may protest that we only oppose Jews because most of them are so Liberal, in fact, it is the Libertarians who work to elect Democrats over the usually more fiscally sane Republicans. I think the Libertarian hatred for Jews is not so much for the Liberalism that many of them have, but for the tannakh's prohibitions against such perversity such as homosexuality and bestiality. Homosexuals and bestialists are to be punished by death -- after a warning -- in Jewish law. A view I do not share btw...

    "There's no need to fear. Underzog is here!"

  • ||

    Oh, no . . . . . that's just not right.

    Reminiscent of the training given to the Hitler youth. . . . . .ouch !

  • A lonely voice||

    I heard that if you happen to be an executive from Fannie Mae and give Obama lots of cash, you can be his advisor.

  • BDB||

    Rick Davis is an Obama adviser?

  • Hogan||

    Agree with Matthew and economist that the North Koreans put these kids to shame. If you want to sing a joyful culty song unto thine leader at least don't fucking EMBARRASS Him for chrissake. You think Obama was pleased?! with you shits?!?! Sing in time, in tune and smile cuter, or Jamie and her parents go back to the camps.

    BDB - as for your listed cults of personality, what do you think is the difference between a person that people look up to and respect and a person that people expect to transform the human condition if we only give him enough of our support and adoration? Seriously you think there is a Messianic cult built around Andrew Jackson?

  • ||

    Actually, Obama had the original link (not the North Korea one) on his website for a while.

    Actually, I thought we need to have a choir re-doing "The Messiah"

    "For unto us Obama's born,
    Unto us, Obama's given,
    Unto us, Obama's given.

    And the government shall be
    upon his shoulders, and
    His name shall be called,
    Wonderful, Counselor,
    Spreader of Freedom,
    Defender of Fannie and Freddie"

  • ||

    Lenin. Stalin. Mao. Castro. Che Guevara. Hugo Chavez.

    Non-leftist cults of personality:

    Washington, Jackson, Lincoln, Teddy Roosevelt, Ayn Rand, Ronald Reagan, Ron Paul, George W. Bush (pre-2005).


    Fair trade.

  • economist||

    "Washington, Jefferson, Jackson, Lincoln, Teddy Roosevelt, Ayn Rand, Ronald Reagan"
    And yet you could only find two murderous, destructive assholes in your group. You could have at least used the doubt over the issue to include Hitler in the non-leftist hero-worship figures.

  • economist||

    leftist cults of personality
    Benito Mussolini (until the early 1930s)

  • economist||

    Underzog,
    Are you high, or just stupid?

  • JB||

    Not a newflash number 5 million, Joe still hasn't heard of Communism.

    Let me introduce you to Stalin, Mao, and Il, you ignorant fool. Hope you like your fellow travelers.

  • FaceInTheCrowd||

    ""Oh no, this isn't brainwashing young children who are intellectually incapable of making independent choices between political philosophies, and using them as pawns in a scheme to promote their innocence as 'real truth.' No. You see, this hasn't happened before. These kids really believe in change they can believe in. Don't you see the DIFFERENCE? Srsly, guyz!""

    You're talking about the last 80 years of American Christianists, right? Or are you talking about the kind of programs that Sarah Palin's church supports, where parents can send their gay teens to literally be brainwashed?

  • Obo||

    I can't believe some people here are defending this

  • Underzog||

    Let's see if I get this straight. Little kids should not be brainwashed with evil political ideas, but it's okay for kids to have sex with adults under a Libertarian system. Actually, both "endeavors" are unacceptable to decent people (which doesn't include the Libertarians). "There's no need to fear. Underzog is here!"

  • BigLiberty||

    Whenever you think you're encountering a contradiction, check your premises. You'll find (at least) one of them is wrong.

    ...or does introspection ruin your auto-erotic "Gotcha!" moment?

  • Abdul||

    joe's right that this isn't nazism, or anything like nazism. After all, people have sexual fantasies about nazis, and after watching the Obama-midgets twice, I'll have douche-chill related impotence for at least a week.

  • ||

    While I fully understand Joe's disagreement with some members' parallels to nazism, I find it equally far fetched of him to off-handedly dismiss their distaste as "wingnutty" in nature.

    Mainly because utilization of children as means of political propaganda gives me [b]The Fucking Creeps.[/b]

    Kids do not have some magical ability to discern right from wrong in politics, nor does their innocence make up for their lack of critical faculties, especially concerning matters as complex as politics.

    While we're at it, Joe, I beg to differ with your assertion that this contemptible practice ever been specifically "left wing" in nature, but that's besides the point. My point is that it is not "innocuous", because kids slavishly regurgitate what adults feed them. As such, they should not be used in the political arena.

    The practice is populist, exploitative, and distasteful.

  • Hogan||

    Kinda funny that at least three people didn't seem to notice that that was apparently a fake joe comment.

  • ||

    Non-leftist cults of personality:

    Washington, Jackson, Lincoln, Teddy Roosevelt, Ayn Rand, Ronald Reagan, Ron Paul, George W. Bush (pre-2005).


    Jackson? Roosevelt? WTF?

    I really wasn't aware that Washington or Lincoln sported personality-cult type supporters when they were in power, either.

    I suspect we need a little definitional work around what constitutes a cult of personality.

    it's okay for kids to have sex with adults under a Libertarian system.

    WTF? I've never seen a single libertarian who thought kids having sex with adults was OK. Unless, of course, you consider a 16 year old having sex with her 19 year old boyfriend as a kid having sex with an adult. I wanna see a link to a libertarian arguing that it should not be illegal for a forty-year old man to fuck a six year old girl.

  • economist||

    Hogan,
    That was the Joker. He occasionally trolls here, and can be amusing on occasion.

  • ||

    Anyone taking odds on how long till Reason and YouTube get the DMCA takedown notice?

  • Underzog||

    The Child Molestor's party

    "There's no need to fear. Underzog is here!"

  • Underzog (on meth)||

    Libertarians are child molesters!!!!!!!! It's alltruereadaboutit in my leink fraka daka msug. Ow, my head, it hurts so mcuh!

  • Nobody Important||

    Nemo | October 1, 2008, 7:08pm
    And yet, I get the feeling that joe would immediately make the same comparison if the children were singing about Bush.




    When are we going to get the North Korean remix of this?

    www.youtube.com/watch?v=5CgvgjfwyPs

    PS - I'm not joe.

  • ||

    There is a time when Andrew Sullivan would have got the joke here.

  • ||

    Zucker's religion isn't relevant. The fact that he's CEO of NBC is. If a top network and cable channel executive can be permitted to engage in such overt political propaganda the whole idea of unbiased reporting has been thrown out the window.

  • ||

    Fook!

    Just plain Fook!

  • kids Music||

    Good information...keep it flowing.

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