National Anthem/god bless America at Sporting Events

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Would prefer these were not included.
It's a baseball (or football..) game. No need to sing patriotic songs.

http://www.latimes.com/sports/la-sp-pla ... rack=icymi
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Charles wrote:Would prefer these were not included.
It's a baseball (or football..) game. No need to sing patriotic songs.

http://www.latimes.com/sports/la-sp-pla ... rack=icymi
I don't attend enough games to be bugged by it (could be a different story if I was a season ticket holder). However, I'd rather a band play it or have it as a sing-a-long. I'm sick and tired of listening to someone totally demolish it (there should be a law forbidding a opera rendition)
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SoMelo wrote: I don't attend enough games to be bugged by it (could be a different story if I was a season ticket holder). However, I'd rather a band play it or have it as a sing-a-long. I'm sick and tired of listening to someone totally demolish it (there should be a law forbidding a opera rendition)

Agreed, some versions are hit and miss.
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Like Rosanne Barr??...or Christina Agulara?? :lol:
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Biscuit wrote:Like Rosanne Barr??...or Christina Agulara?? :lol:
Rosanne has made an attempt to redeem herself (not bad).. Christina? Not yet
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Charles wrote:Would prefer these were not included.
It's a baseball (or football..) game. No need to sing patriotic songs.

http://www.latimes.com/sports/la-sp-pla ... rack=icymi
Why do you hate America?
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18echo wrote: Why do you hate America?

Why do you ask invalid questions?
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Charles wrote:Would prefer these were not included.
It's a baseball (or football..) game. No need to sing patriotic songs.

http://www.latimes.com/sports/la-sp-pla ... rack=icymi
I think that during activities such as these it is the BEST time to sing such songs, so that we can be reminded just how lucky we are.
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I have always felt fortunate to have been born in this country. I have never needed reminding.
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Parrotpaul wrote:I have always felt fortunate to have been born in this country. I have never needed reminding.
How nice for you. Others seem to need to be reminded all the time.
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Parrotpaul wrote:I have always felt fortunate to have been born in this country. I have never needed reminding.
AsIfYouKnew wrote:How nice for you. Others seem to need to be reminded all the time.
Really? The people I know and interact with have never voiced any sentiments that would cause one to believe they have felt bad about being an American or desiring to live in another country because America was no longer a desirable place to live.....ever.

Was your opening remark necessary to advance the discussion, or was that about something else?
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Parrotpaul wrote:
How nice for you. Others seem to need to be reminded all the time.
AsIfYouKnew wrote:Really? The people I know and interact with have never voiced any sentiments that would cause one to believe they have felt bad about being an American or desiring to live in another country because America was no longer a desirable place to live.....ever.
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To question why things are done in our society on a mass scale, is on of the highest forms of patriotism. The MIC and pentagon folks that have our country in a perpetual war state love the mixture of war songs and sporting events. Hundred thousand dollar F-16 flyovers leave strong impressions on young fans.
I would like to hear "This Land is Your Land" instead of God Bless America. I would like to see Peace minded people honored at sporting events. I know that the chances of this happening are equivalent to 15 year teachers making lobbyist type money.
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Parrotpaul wrote:

Really? The people I know and interact with have never voiced any sentiments that would cause one to believe they have felt bad about being an American or desiring to live in another country because America was no longer a desirable place to live.....ever.

Was your opening remark necessary to advance the discussion, or was that about something else?
I really don't know why I even respond to your posts. You seem to be on some kind of manic cycle of late. I make an innocuous statement like "how nice for you" and you try to turn it into an attack.
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cal redwood wrote:To question why things are done in our society on a mass scale, is on of the highest forms of patriotism. The MIC and pentagon folks that have our country in a perpetual war state love the mixture of war songs and sporting events. Hundred thousand dollar F-16 flyovers leave strong impressions on young fans.
I would like to hear "This Land is Your Land" instead of God Bless America. I would like to see Peace minded people honored at sporting events. I know that the chances of this happening are equivalent to 15 year teachers making lobbyist type money.
Right on.

It doesn't get much more American than Woodie Guthrie and his music.
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Parrotpaul wrote:I have always felt fortunate to have been born in this country. I have never needed reminding.
AsIfYouKnew wrote:How nice for you. Others seem to need to be reminded all the time.
Parrotpaul wrote:
Really? The people I know and interact with have never voiced any sentiments that would cause one to believe they have felt bad about being an American or desiring to live in another country because America was no longer a desirable place to live.....ever.

Was your opening remark necessary to advance the discussion, or was that about something else?
AsIfYouKnew wrote: I really don't know why I even respond to your posts. You seem to be on some kind of manic cycle of late. I make an innocuous statement like "how nice for you" and you try to turn it into an attack.
No attack. The comment wasn't quite as innocuous as you thought it to be. I thought it was sarcastically snarky. Maybe I was wrong...if so, I apologize.

You will have decide whether or not to respond to my posts. I can't make that decision for you.
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Parrotpaul wrote:





No attack. The comment wasn't quite as innocuous as you thought it to be. I thought it was sarcastically snarky. Maybe I was wrong...if so, I apologize.

You will have decide whether or not to respond to my posts. I can't make that decision for you.
"You thought". I know we have some history, Paul, but I think you could be a little more generous rather than trying to read my mind. I will be happy to respond to your posts, especially if they are less abrasive.
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AsIfYouKnew wrote:
"You thought". I know we have some history, Paul, but I think you could be a little more generous rather than trying to read my mind. I will be happy to respond to your posts, especially if they are less abrasive.
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Red wrote:
do you think the Yankees, gave that game away?
...to knock out their arch rivals boston?

Probably not but it sure makes for fun speculation.
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18echo wrote:Why do you hate America?
Charles wrote:Why do you ask invalid questions?
I don't know, I guess it's just the brainwashing. 8)

I have sometimes wondered why sporting events are the only venue that we hear/sing the National Anthem...
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