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Yep, Sarah Palin is going home:
The former Alaska Governor and 2008 GOP VP nominee has signed a multi-year deal to serve as a contributor to Fox News, effective immediately.
“I am thrilled to be joining the great talent and management team at Fox News,” Palin said in a statement. “It’s wonderful to be part of a place that so values fair and balance news.”
Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Joining Fox News, the top-rated cable news network, is the latest twist in Palin’s meteoric rise to fame after being named Sen. John McCain’s vice presidential candidate for the 2008 election.
This makes sense for Sarah Palin, if you ask me. What else is a completely incompetent former governor who quit after just one term, with no viable chance of ever becoming POTUS, to do? Make money, of course! Look at the other idiots over at Fox that make bank for mouthing off stupidity all day. Her BFF Glenn Beck and Sean Hannity both seem to be doing well, and she wants in!
I think this puts the 2012 talk to rest. Well, probably not, but it should. One thing is becoming crystal clear about Palin: She understands that she has a brand worth building, and that doing so could reap tremendous financial benefits. This makes it all too obvious that she really doesn’t care about becoming president. Why, when she could stand on her soap-box all day and make millions?
At least we know she’s good at math.
Brilliant. Aside from the visual overload that is this video–and it truly is an overload–this is marketing heaven for Jay-Z. The biggest name in Hip Hop is garnering even more attention to start off the new year with his latest video. Directed by Sam Brown, the video is absolutely packed with imagery that leads the viewer wondering whether there is more to the video than meets the eye. Seriously. The video’s release was immediately followed by speculation about the “deeper meaning” behind the video. Was this proof that Jay-Z is down with secret societies and the Illuminati? The YouTube experts crept out the woodwork, proclaiming emphatically parts of the video they viewed as proof of his affiliation.
I’m pretty sure this is what Jay-Z wants.
There’s no question that Jay-Z, the director, and the rest of the team behind this video intentionally packed this video with imagery. Jay-Z is more than aware of the rumors going around the internetz regarding his possible affiliations. He is pouring more gas on the flame with this video. He’s having fun with us. As we take to the forums and play detective on twitter, he’s reaping the benefit of the publicity this is all generating.
At the end of the day, it’s a damn video. Simply because Jay-Z put strange images in the video doesn’t automatically translate into devil worship and secret societies. I’m just not ready to make that kind of speculative jump. People need to relax on jumping to conclusions simply because you see something you don’t understand. Maybe the images mean something to him. Maybe they don’t. At the end of the day, though, this is baby food compared to the kind of imagery has been prevalent in metal music for years. Not to mention, they’re visuals are often accompanied by MUCH darker lyrical content. Nobody really says anything about their blatant promotion of anti-christian material.
So, even though I think people are reading way too much into this, I’ll leave you with a comment I saw on a thread that DOES make sense. Regarding the imagery in the video:
This ain’t something you play with or just come off the top of your dome with. These are real sciences and organizations and just like street gangs, you will get your top peelt for false flagging.
_Try_ and enjoy the video.
Secret Society: A NikeTalk Fam Production features songs from Wale, Fashawn, Blu, G.o.D Jewels, Mr. Jefferson, Cashtro Cosby, Hi-Jynx and many more. Thanks to Random Acts of Flyness, Crack of Dawn, The Real Just and Joe Galvan for putting this together. The production is pretty dope too.
Nice way to kick off the year. Not primarily a music blog but when something goes hard, I’m posting it. Check out this banger from the Nike Talk click:
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