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View Poll Results: Do you care?
I'm totally offended! 16 23.88%
Where do I buy the MP3 so that I can sing it? 10 14.93%
No, I do but not enough to do anything about it. 16 23.88%
Yes, I do but not enough to do anything about it. 17 25.37%
Yes, and I'm going to do something about it. 8 11.94%
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Old 05-02-2006, 09:50 AM   #41 (permalink)
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From the Drudge Report:

http://memory.loc.gov/cocoon/ihas/lo...age=1&section=

That's a commissioned version of the athem in Spanish. It's about 85 years old. I think that the term "tempest in a teacup" has already been accurately used to describe this "controversy". The anthem is in the public domain, so anyone changing it up in a commercial recording doesn't need to even pay royalties on it.
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Old 05-02-2006, 10:08 AM   #42 (permalink)
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Multiculturalism is assinine, and a grave mistake. It doesn't make America stronger but weaker. I'll leave it at that.
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Old 05-02-2006, 11:43 AM   #43 (permalink)
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I guess I misunderstood the point of the flag thing then. I assumed it was making the opposite point. Thanks for the post, because I completely misunderstood what the point they were trying to make was.


Umm, I know the facts, thanks.

What I was referring to when I said flag burning was not the respectful disposal of an old flag, but the burning of the flag by foreigners.
Fair enough, I was putting them out there just in case. Glad we're on the same page!
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Old 05-02-2006, 01:43 PM   #44 (permalink)
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It looks like President Bush was caught in a major flip flop on this issue. He recently said "I think the national anthem ought to be sung in English" in response to this song coming out now. But during his first Presidential campaign and at his inauguration, he actually had a singer do a Spanish version of the national anthem.
http://thinkprogress.org/2006/05/02/...ush-inaugural/
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Old 05-02-2006, 02:23 PM   #45 (permalink)
 
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Ehh, plenty of people were offended with the Jimi Hendrix version in the late 60's, now it's a classic. As long as I don't have to sing it, why would I care.
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Old 05-02-2006, 03:13 PM   #46 (permalink)
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This whole thing is a complete non-issue to me. It's a song, get over the egocentrism - your way is not the only way. Personally, I like Jimi's version the most, but that's just me I suppose.

And what does "No, I do but not enough to do anything about it." (from the poll) mean?
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Old 05-02-2006, 03:31 PM   #47 (permalink)
 
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who cares?
this is a non-issue.
geez....
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Old 05-02-2006, 04:40 PM   #48 (permalink)
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I just now listened to the link that Cyn provided and I got the same chills up my spine that I get from every respectful interpretation of the national anthem. I don't speak Spanish so I am unable to assess how this interpretation has been altered from the original, but I would welcome hearing the anthem in every language that represents all of our citizens.

Just imagine! A musical venue (concert, cd, whatever) that celebrates our anthem in every language of our "melting pot." Why shouldn't we celebrate our origins along with our country of choice or birth?

I think I'll take a drive up to Little Norway and see if they have a version of our anthem
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Old 05-02-2006, 04:43 PM   #49 (permalink)
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It looks like President Bush was caught in a major flip flop on this issue. He recently said "I think the national anthem ought to be sung in English" in response to this song coming out now. But during his first Presidential campaign and at his inauguration, he actually had a singer do a Spanish version of the national anthem.
http://thinkprogress.org/2006/05/02/...ush-inaugural/
Thank you for bringing that up. Bush makes me want to vomit.
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Old 05-02-2006, 04:51 PM   #50 (permalink)
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It looks like President Bush was caught in a major flip flop on this issue. He recently said "I think the national anthem ought to be sung in English" in response to this song coming out now. But during his first Presidential campaign and at his inauguration, he actually had a singer do a Spanish version of the national anthem.
http://thinkprogress.org/2006/05/02/...ush-inaugural/
Check the "update." It seems it was "America the Beautiful" being sung.
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Old 05-02-2006, 06:00 PM   #51 (permalink)
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Multiculturalism is assinine, and a grave mistake. It doesn't make America stronger but weaker. I'll leave it at that.
Please inform this thread as to whether this is merely a personal opinion. Otherwise, I don't accept "I'll leave it at that." Please provide your sources for your belief that "multiculturalism is assinine."
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Old 05-04-2006, 04:17 PM   #52 (permalink)
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Check the "update." It seems it was "America the Beautiful" being sung.
Thanks for pointing that out.
Even so, while the Inauguration story may not correct, the story about the 2000 campagin is gaining some traction.

Today, Scott McClellan denied that President Bush sang along, saying it was absurd since Bush doesn even speak Spanish very well. It's kind of an odd defense for them to take.

After all, the singer said that they sang it in "Spanglish", which even Bush would be able to sing along with. I guess singing it in Spanglish is ok while singing in full Spanish is not.
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Old 05-04-2006, 05:30 PM   #53 (permalink)
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It's amazing that public figures can contradict themselves to go along with the mood of the day and not get caught. Rumsfeld got caught today saying he never claimed he knew where the WMD's were in Iraq.
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Old 05-04-2006, 06:30 PM   #54 (permalink)
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It's amazing that public figures can contradict themselves to go along with the mood of the day and not get caught. Rumsfeld got caught today saying he never claimed he knew where the WMD's were in Iraq.
Even when they get caught, it's ok because most people will never hear about it and those that do hear about it have probably already made up their mind one way or another.

For example, the news about Rumsfeld getting caught in a lie isn't even in the AP story about it. They left it out and instead just focused on the fact that he was being "heckled" by a former CIA man. Oh, and they had to make sure to include something about how kind and gracious Rumsfeld was in temporarily (long enough for him to come up with a "witty" response) stopping his henchmen from throwing the guy out (did I mention he was a 27-year vet of the CIA?). Anyway, enough about that. Back to being outraged by a song.

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Old 05-04-2006, 07:04 PM   #55 (permalink)
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Maybe we can have Ray McGovern sing it?
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