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(Breitbart.com)   Hollyweird hipsters prevent Romney campaign from using their song, but American rock royalty Lynyrd Skynyrd swoops in and offers "Sweet Home Alabama" instead because they "still believe in the trickle-down effect"   (breitbart.com) divider line 152
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2012-08-17 01:26:38 PM  
Johnny Van Zant : Lynyrd Skynyrd :: Liam Gallagher : The Beatles
 
2012-08-17 01:26:49 PM  
I'm not clicking on DeadLiar, but if "still believe in the trickle-down effect" is a direct quote, they need psychiatric help.
 
2012-08-17 01:27:48 PM  

Allansfirebird: There was Nuthin' Fancy about that attempt.


Damnit I knew I forgot one!
 
2012-08-17 01:28:10 PM  

MrBallou: "Sweet Home Alabama" is such an perfect fit for a Michigan-born Mormon who was Governor of Massachusetts.


...who is trying to turn the whole company into Mississippi.
 
2012-08-17 01:28:12 PM  
That was a lot of butt hurt crammed into a single headline.
 
2012-08-17 01:28:54 PM  
If I were to run, this would be my campaign theme.

Heeeeeeeey, sexy lady.
 
2012-08-17 01:28:58 PM  
At this point the Mormon Tabernacle Choir probably has more original members left than Skynrd.
 
2012-08-17 01:29:52 PM  
That Romney - truly a Southern Man.
 
2012-08-17 01:30:10 PM  

BritneysSpeculum: MrBallou: "Sweet Home Alabama" is such an perfect fit for a Michigan-born Mormon who was Governor of Massachusetts.

And who will win Alabama by 20 points.

On another note, while the current incarnation of Skynard might be red necks, I seriously doubt that Ronnie Van Zandt would be supporting Romney.


Ronnie supported Jimmy Carter. He was pro-gun control (c.f. Saturday Night Special), pro-environmental conservation (c.f. All I Can Do is Write About it), anti-discrimination/racism (c.f Curtis Loew) and anti-war (c.f. Things Goin' On). RVZ was about as liberal as you can get for a southern-born musician.

His little, dumber, vastly less talented brother Johnny seems to inhabit the opposite end of the political spectrum. I've stopped listening to newer Skynyrd because they've become too entrenched in GOP rhetoric. It's a turn off to see them playing on Fox News or at the Republican National Convention.
 
2012-08-17 01:30:13 PM  

Alphax: I'm not clicking on DeadLiar, but if "still believe in the trickle-down effect" is a direct quote, they need psychiatric help.


In today's GOP that most likely refers to a golden shower.
 
2012-08-17 01:30:47 PM  
sweet home alabama!

where we're poor and fat and dumb

sweet home alabama

the diabeetus stole my feet.
 
2012-08-17 01:32:18 PM  
And then there's this.

In Birmingham, Ala., on Friday, Romney demonstrated his love for local tunes by scoring an endorsement and introduction from Alabama lead singer Randy Owen.
"I never am serious except today," Owen told a crowd of several hundred packed into a Caterpillar wholesaler. A few minutes later, Romney implored Owen to sing "Sweet Home Alabama." Owen obliged with the chorus, even though it's a Lynyrd Skynyrd tune.


Every time I read this I picture Mittens imploring the Oak Ridge Boys to sing their classic hit,"Freebird."

/which would be AWESOME.
 
2012-08-17 01:32:34 PM  
Yay! More maggot infested morsels of fecal Derp from the zombiefied anus of Andrew Breitbart!

NOM NOM NOM

Thank you Drew!

NOM NOM NOM NOM!!!
 
2012-08-17 01:33:06 PM  

pacified: sweet home alabama!

where we're poor and fat and dumb

sweet home alabama

the diabeetus stole my feet.


img171.imageshack.us
 
2012-08-17 01:33:14 PM  
Lynyrd Skynyrd ended with the plane crash. What's called Lynyrd Skynyrd today is a mediocre tribute band.
 
2012-08-17 01:33:30 PM  

choo: Allansfirebird: There was Nuthin' Fancy about that attempt.

Damnit I knew I forgot one!


I think there was also "Southern Knights" and "Southern By the Grace of God" that you missed. Those would've worked very well in there, too.
 
2012-08-17 01:33:45 PM  
America, take a good look at Alabama: that's what Romney wants for all of us.
 
2012-08-17 01:35:18 PM  

RexTalionis: Lynyrd Skynyrd ended with the plane crash. What's called Lynyrd Skynyrd today is a mediocre tribute band.


Never say that on their "official" message board. They'll call a jihad on you. I've always found the members of the official board to be like the fundamentalist Muslims of the Skynyrd fanbase.
 
2012-08-17 01:36:18 PM  
i.imgur.com
 
2012-08-17 01:36:52 PM  
Suprised they didn't go with Mr. Banker, but that may have hit too close to home with many of his constituents.
 
2012-08-17 01:37:43 PM  

propasaurus: In Birmingham they love the Governor.


You know, in the original version of the song, that line was followed by "BOO! BOO! BOO!" Ole Ron was not a fan of Gov. Wallace. I wonder if the current "tribute-band" iteration of Skynyrd has dropped the booing. I'm sure they don't do "Saturday Night Special" anymore, let alone "The Ballad Of Curtis Loew".....
 
2012-08-17 01:38:00 PM  

eraser8: America, take a good look at Alabama: that's what Romney wants for all of us.


Could be worse. He could set his goal a little higher and aim for Arizona level fat/stupid.

/have our fair share of land-whales. plus they're dumb as shiat.
//how do they handle the heat?
 
2012-08-17 01:39:05 PM  

One Big Ass Mistake America: [i.imgur.com image 850x853]


He also released his tax returns. Sounds like somebody I could vote for. Let me know when he's running.
 
2012-08-17 01:39:07 PM  

Allansfirebird: Ronnie supported Jimmy Carter. He was pro-gun control (c.f. Saturday Night Special), pro-environmental conservation (c.f. All I Can Do is Write About it), anti-discrimination/racism (c.f Curtis Loew) and anti-war (c.f. Things Goin' On). RVZ was about as liberal as you can get for a southern-born musician.


Ronnie was actually surprised that the public viewed Sweet Home Alabama as being pro-south. He always pointed out the fact that immediately after the line "In Birmingham they loved their governor" was the line "boo boo boo."
 
2012-08-17 01:39:30 PM  

HeartBurnKid: Mitt Romney would like to thank the band Alabama for their support.


Ouch. That's just silly...
 
2012-08-17 01:41:39 PM  

Mr. Coffee Nerves: At this point the Mormon Tabernacle Choir probably has more original members left than Skynrd.


If that number is more than one, you would be correct.
 
2012-08-17 01:42:33 PM  

One Big Ass Mistake America: [i.imgur.com image 850x853]


And if the president was decided by whose dad was better, that would mean something more than fark-all.

Also, crappy Photoshop with no words. Welcome back, Afternoon_Threadshiat
 
2012-08-17 01:43:11 PM  

One Big Ass Mistake America: [romney's father was for civil rights]


Well, I'm convinced. I'm gonna vote for George Romney.
Wait - you mean to tell me he's not the nominee? And that he's dead?
Maybe you're trying to convince me that we should go back to heriditary political offices, in which case Mitt still wouldn't be president his dad lost his election too.
 
2012-08-17 01:43:35 PM  
img594.imageshack.us
 
2012-08-17 01:43:44 PM  

BritneysSpeculum: Allansfirebird: Ronnie supported Jimmy Carter. He was pro-gun control (c.f. Saturday Night Special), pro-environmental conservation (c.f. All I Can Do is Write About it), anti-discrimination/racism (c.f Curtis Loew) and anti-war (c.f. Things Goin' On). RVZ was about as liberal as you can get for a southern-born musician.

Ronnie was actually surprised that the public viewed Sweet Home Alabama as being pro-south. He always pointed out the fact that immediately after the line "In Birmingham they loved their governor" was the line "boo boo boo."


I can't imagine why he'd be surprised by that. When you write a song as a butt hurt response to "Southern Man" it's gonna be taken as pro-southern.
 
2012-08-17 01:44:10 PM  
The Derp-derp, derpa, da-derp-derp-derpa, da-derp-derp-derpa...

/Turn it up!
 
2012-08-17 01:44:22 PM  
I'm genuinely surprised that some mouth-breathing tea-party Congressman hasn't sponsored a bill replacing The Star Spangled Banner with Sweet Home Alabama yet. I've been referring to it as the redneck national anthem for years.
 
2012-08-17 01:46:20 PM  

Philip Francis Queeg: When you write a song as a butt hurt response to "Southern Man" it's gonna be taken as pro-southern.


Considering the width of the brush that Southern Man painted with, it wasn't an unreasonable response.
 
2012-08-17 01:46:37 PM  

One Big Ass Mistake America: [i.imgur.com image 850x853]


It's not Mitt Romney releasing his tax returns..... it was his father.
 
2012-08-17 01:47:21 PM  
What a sweet home in Alabama might look like.

2.bp.blogspot.com
 
2012-08-17 01:48:58 PM  

One Big Ass Mistake America: [i.imgur.com image 850x853]



I like Mitt's dad a lot.

He must be rolling over in his grave, and I think Mitt is trying to one-up daddy at every turn by being richer, being President and being richer.
 
2012-08-17 01:49:45 PM  

One Big Ass Mistake America: MittRomney'sFather.jpg


You know what else Mitt Romney's father did?

Release 12 years of tax returns.
 
2012-08-17 01:50:54 PM  
The newer, faker Lynyrd Skynyrd have a maudlin, jingo ballad called, "Red, White & Blue," that basically talks about how great it is to be a poor, old fart that gladly voted against his own interests for 30 years. Okay that last part's not actually in the song, but the pride in ignorance is definitely there in spirit.

/Lynyrd Skynyrd today sucks. They died in the 70s with that plane crash.
 
2012-08-17 01:55:09 PM  

Philip Francis Queeg: BritneysSpeculum: Allansfirebird: Ronnie supported Jimmy Carter. He was pro-gun control (c.f. Saturday Night Special), pro-environmental conservation (c.f. All I Can Do is Write About it), anti-discrimination/racism (c.f Curtis Loew) and anti-war (c.f. Things Goin' On). RVZ was about as liberal as you can get for a southern-born musician.

Ronnie was actually surprised that the public viewed Sweet Home Alabama as being pro-south. He always pointed out the fact that immediately after the line "In Birmingham they loved their governor" was the line "boo boo boo."

I can't imagine why he'd be surprised by that. When you write a song as a butt hurt response to "Southern Man" it's gonna be taken as pro-southern.


The song's not that simple. The governor line was to imply regular Alabamans didn't agree with Wallace or Birmingham's politics at the time. The line about Neil Young is typical, Southern bravado, "Yeah? Well, fark y'all too."
 
2012-08-17 01:57:11 PM  

HotIgneous Intruder: /Turn it up!


First, I don't think Anthrax are likely to be big Romney fans.

Second, you're one to talk about herp-a-derping after your brainless meltdown in that other thread today. Shouldn't you be randomly accusing everyone in the thread of being a neoliberal conspiracy theorist and banging yourself in the head with blunt instruments while crooning?
 
2012-08-17 02:08:04 PM  
"I still believe in the trickle-down effect."

"After all, Ronnie's talent continues to trickle-down money into my pocket 35 years after he died!"
 
2012-08-17 02:11:31 PM  

coyo: I like Mitt's dad a lot.

He must be rolling over in his grave, and I think Mitt is trying to one-up daddy at every turn by being richer, being President and being richer.


Well if Mitt gets elected, it will be a nice change since we've never had a president like that in the past decade.
 
2012-08-17 02:14:52 PM  

Lionel Mandrake: "I still believe in the trickle-down effect."

"After all, Ronnie's talent continues to trickle-down money into my pocket 35 years after he died!"


WINNAR.

+1 internets to you, sir.
 
2012-08-17 02:20:44 PM  

coyo: One Big Ass Mistake America: [i.imgur.com image 850x853]


I like Mitt's dad a lot.

He must be rolling over in his grave, and I think Mitt is trying to one-up daddy at every turn by being richer, being President and being richer.


It really is too bad that Mitt can't be put over his father's knee on national tv.
 
2012-08-17 02:29:01 PM  
The current version of Lynyrd Skynyrd is a perfect example how the GOP leadership works: Other people made them rich.
 
2012-08-17 02:32:09 PM  

MaudlinMutantMollusk: mr_bunny: MaudlinMutantMollusk: Why hasn't Nugent given them his entire catalog by now?

All one song?

Yeah... that one


I have to admit, I like "I can't drive 55"
 
2012-08-17 02:33:43 PM  
Dude, rednecks - by that I mean terribly undereducated white people with terrible fashion sense - never cease to amaze me at their willingness to shoot themselves in the foot to prove a point they don't understand.
 
2012-08-17 02:40:00 PM  

More_Like_A_Stain: Philip Francis Queeg: When you write a song as a butt hurt response to "Southern Man" it's gonna be taken as pro-southern.

Considering the width of the brush that Southern Man painted with, it wasn't an unreasonable response.


And remember, they were only 100 years out from the Civil War.
That kind of sore loser butt hurt takes time to fade away.
 
2012-08-17 02:41:02 PM  

choo: Ok libtards let me break it down for you. Mitt Romney is a legend and the last of a dyin' breed. If we don't elect Romney this election, in twenty years liberals will have taken us to the edge of forever. Real Americans will become an endangered species and we will be locked in a vicious cycle of hate and godlessness as street survivors. Vote Romney, the last rebel we can have to save this nation and tell Obama to gimme back my bullets. Or do you all want a second helping of hope and change? God and guns and religion all the way! USA USA!


The guy who signed into law some of the more restrictive antigun laws is going to protect the rights of gunowners. Got it. That like voting in Reagan after seeing all the antigun laws he passed in California and then being surprised when he signs the 86 GCA.
 
2012-08-17 02:41:09 PM  

Vegan Meat Popsicle: you're one to talk about herp-a-derping after your brainless meltdown in that other thread today.


lol, wut?
 
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