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Sat Jun 20, 2020, 09:52 AM

Proud to be an American

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I was just watching Smerconish on CNN and he was playing this song as he was discussing if people are proud to be Americans. It just made me realize how much I hated this corny song. What is your take in the song?

Edit: i guess I use to like the song when I was younger during the Gulf War, but over the years it had morphed into a Republican song instead of an American song.

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Reply Proud to be an American (Original post)
Proud liberal 80 Jun 2020 OP
Wawannabe Jun 2020 #1
JustABozoOnThisBus Jun 2020 #4
dalton99a Jun 2020 #2
2naSalit Jun 2020 #7
kimbutgar Jun 2020 #13
Cirque du So-What Jun 2020 #3
Doc_Technical Jun 2020 #5
BannonsLiver Jun 2020 #6
genxlib Jun 2020 #8
2naSalit Jun 2020 #9
sinkingfeeling Jun 2020 #10
hatrack Jun 2020 #11
kimbutgar Jun 2020 #12
lpbk2713 Jun 2020 #14
Wounded Bear Jun 2020 #15

Response to Proud liberal 80 (Original post)

Sat Jun 20, 2020, 09:57 AM

1. My dad served in the Army

I’ve always been very proud of him and all the males in my family that have served. Represent all of the “forces” ( except the new dumb one).

I am no longer a proud patriot. I guess I don’t know what it means. Thought I did.
My avatar is an upside down flag and has been for many months.

SOTU
SHUT THE FUCK UP dt!!

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Response to Wawannabe (Reply #1)

Sat Jun 20, 2020, 10:04 AM

4. I served in the Army, too. The song still sucks. I cringe when I hear it.

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Response to Proud liberal 80 (Original post)

Sat Jun 20, 2020, 10:00 AM

2. Their version of America - stupid and trashy

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Response to dalton99a (Reply #2)

Sat Jun 20, 2020, 10:28 AM

7. +1

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Response to dalton99a (Reply #2)

Sat Jun 20, 2020, 11:26 AM

13. Flag was probably made in China!

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Response to Proud liberal 80 (Original post)

Sat Jun 20, 2020, 10:00 AM

3. Jingoistic codswollop

for all the 101st chairborne warriors.

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Response to Proud liberal 80 (Original post)

Sat Jun 20, 2020, 10:14 AM

5. Poorly done Jingoism

I no longer attend air shows because of this "patriotic" song.

Surprise, Lee Greenwood didn't serve in the military.

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Response to Proud liberal 80 (Original post)

Sat Jun 20, 2020, 10:18 AM

6. The song is shit and I'm not proud to be an American

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Response to Proud liberal 80 (Original post)

Sat Jun 20, 2020, 10:29 AM

8. The song is trite, sentimental garbage...HOWEVER

I do have a story for a time when it did have some meaning to me.

I was at the World Trade Center in the aftermath of 9/11 on Search and Rescue.

I was having lunch at one of the rescue stations when a group of "USO" styled celebrities came through to lend support to the rescuers. I got to sit and talk with Olivia Newton John for a few minutes which fulfilled many of my childhood dreams.

Anyway, Lee Greenwood was one of those celebrities. At the urging of the crowd, he was asked to sing it. He climbed up on a chair in the middle of the room and sung it. I have to confess that at that time, in that place, it had some meaning.

Like all things sentimental, they have their place on RARE occasions. Supporting a fascist isn't one of them.

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Response to Proud liberal 80 (Original post)

Sat Jun 20, 2020, 10:29 AM

9. It is alomst the only thing you hear

during any parade in Idaho. I loathe this anthem to trashiness and the commercialization of patriotism.

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Response to Proud liberal 80 (Original post)

Sat Jun 20, 2020, 11:13 AM

10. Always hated it but more so under MF45.

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Response to Proud liberal 80 (Original post)

Sat Jun 20, 2020, 11:17 AM

11. It's the new American equivalent of the Badenweiler March

The "Badonviller-Marsch" (AM II, 256) is a Bavarian military march by composer Georg Fürst (1870–1936). After 1934, with its name Germanized to "Badenweiler Marsch" by the Nazis, it was used as the official march of Hitler in his role as Führer, to signal his arrival and therefore personal presence at public events.

EDIT

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Badonviller_Marsch

Also, musically speaking, it fucking sucks balls.

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Response to Proud liberal 80 (Original post)

Sat Jun 20, 2020, 11:25 AM

12. I want to puke when I hear that song.

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Response to Proud liberal 80 (Original post)

Sat Jun 20, 2020, 11:29 AM

14. That guy got rich off that one song. And I won't repeat his name.



He's in demand at every flag waving event. Even if he is a one trick pony.

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Response to Proud liberal 80 (Original post)

Sat Jun 20, 2020, 11:37 AM

15. Catchy tune, bullshit red-neck lyrics...

Listen superficially and it sounds "good." Think about the lyrics a bit and it is exposed as the jingoistic pseudo-patriotic crap you'd expect from RW creeps.

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