That’s the only explanation I can find for an actual grown-ass lawmaker using up valuable oxygen for something like this.
But remember: small government!
There are days I’m happy to live in Mississippi.
“Sometimes it’s just done in a joking manner,” she said, “but I don’t think the national anthem is something we ought to be joking around with.”
nope. It’s called free speech, lady. That’s exactly the kind of thing we CAN and probably SHOULD be joking around about.
You’ve gotta be kidding us !!! Are you sure this isn’t from the Colbert Report???
I “GET” that there are some horrendous examples of folks trying to sing the SSB. But:
*) Many of the most horrendous you can find on you tube are from veterans groups. Can’t wait to see the uproar when aging veteran is arrested for forgetting the words.
*) The SSB is extremely difficult to find a registry where you can hit both the high and low notes.
*) Uh parody, folks?? See Virgo above. Lets face it, a bookooh (? sic? ) of bad parodies have to exist to get the exemplary parody.
*) Also tagging onto Virgo, it takes a certain amount of respect and honor to come up with a good parody. For example, the Jesuits have the best religious jokes about themselves.
*) If we can’t parody ourselves, then the folks calling for a fatwah on Danish comics for drawing Mohammed are perfectly in line.
*) As pointed out in the article, what about if a musician famous for a certain style of music wants to play the SSB in their style? That is a complement.
*) And this from a county that can’t be bothered to show respect to other countries by at least learning to pronounce their surnames and the name of the countries correctly (couldn’t believe how many ways there are to slaughter Qatar when the local TV ran the yearly Christmas greetings from soldiers stationed overseas).
Nasty idea: could we find the words to the original drinking song and stand outside the legislative offices, singing the original words? Hopefully as a drinking song it is also somewhat bawdry.
i would welcome a a war on karaoke tho.
To ANACREON in Heav’n, where he sat in full Glee,
A few Sons of Harmony sent a Petition,
That He their Inspirer and Patron wou’d be;
When this Answer arriv’d from the JOLLY OLD GRECIAN
“Voice, Fiddle, and Flute,
“No longer be mute,
“I’ll lend you my Name and inspire you to boot,
“And, besides, I’ll instruct you like me, to intwine
“The Myrtle of VENUS with BACCHUS’s Vine.
Republicans can only work on things that they understand. Actual lawmaking is hard!
To lift a famous movie line:
“forget it, Athenae, it’s Indiana”
Crappy legislation like that makes me want to go burn a U.S. flag.
How about a $25 dollar fine for improper usage of Democrat, i.e., “the Democrat Party.”
Elspeth, I agree. But if you’re from north of the border, don’t wanna see Faux News get ahold of a video like that.
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