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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 02:46:22 PM  
Skynert is originally from jacksonville. this may be about florida and not alabama
 
2012-08-17 02:47:29 PM  

Vegan Meat Popsicle: 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?


Dude, it's a song lyric.
You need to take your emotional affliction, political thread butthurt, and your harassment over to a moderator and turn yourself in for a timeout.
 
2012-08-17 02:49:44 PM  

limeyfellow: 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.


media.giantbomb.com
 
2012-08-17 02:56:07 PM  
If you involve the perspective of being urinated on, the trickle down effect does make sense.
 
2012-08-17 02:57:06 PM  
FTH - Hollyweird hipsters prevent Romney campaign from using their song, but American rock royalty the musicians performing under the name Lynyrd SkynyrdTM swoops in and offers "Sweet Home Alabama" instead because they "still believe in the trickle-down effect their county fair bookings have been in decline in recent years, and they desperately need the PR jolt... particularly among the ignorant shiat-kickers who make up the Republican base
 
2012-08-17 02:57:44 PM  

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


By all accounts, George Romney was one hell of a guy. How did his son manage to avoid picking up any of his wisdom or integrity? Every day I find myself asking myself what my father would do in situations, knowing that my father was an unwavering compass of integrity and honesty. Doesn't Mitt have any introspection at all?

WWGRD?
 
2012-08-17 02:58:19 PM  

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

By all accounts, George Romney was one hell of a guy. How did his son manage to avoid picking up any of his wisdom or integrity? Every day I find myself asking myself what my father would do in situations, knowing that my father was an unwavering compass of integrity and honesty. Doesn't Mitt have any introspection at all?

WWGRD?


Mitt was his father's Bapp.
 
2012-08-17 02:58:26 PM  

propasaurus: In Birmingham they love the Governor.


state-issued "sweet home alabama" license plates exist

therefore pay no attention to the lyrics endorsing racism and oppression
 
2012-08-17 03:01:46 PM  

sprawl15: JerkStore: One Big Ass Mistake America: [i.imgur.com image 850x853]

By all accounts, George Romney was one hell of a guy. How did his son manage to avoid picking up any of his wisdom or integrity? Every day I find myself asking myself what my father would do in situations, knowing that my father was an unwavering compass of integrity and honesty. Doesn't Mitt have any introspection at all?

WWGRD?

Mitt was his father's Bapp.


???
 
2012-08-17 03:03:07 PM  

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

It's not Mitt Romney releasing his tax returns..... it was his father.


Yeah. I was sort of a "sure our gov. is an arsehole but we do have some good stuff too" song.
 
2012-08-17 03:07:55 PM  
I've got a feeling Ronnie would proudly tell Mitt and the rest of the Repubs to STFU in just about every way he could muster.
 
2012-08-17 03:07:59 PM  

St_Francis_P: Why does that not surprise me in the slightest.


It should. The original members of the band were proudly Democratic and "Sweet Home Alabama" was just them saying to Neil Young that not all Southerners were mouth-breathing bigots.

The fact that their fans took it differently was apparently a source of some discomfort to the band later on.
 
2012-08-17 03:12:54 PM  
Maybe Romney can convince the band members to go around touring with him on the campaign plane.
 
2012-08-17 03:23:49 PM  
Freebird? Always ways and still is a poor imitation of Whipping Post

/screw politics threads - it's friday, so go put on some quality rock instead of the usual depressing idiocy
 
2012-08-17 03:30:55 PM  
Handguns are made for killin',
They ain't no good for nothin' else.
And if you like to drink your whiskey
You might even shoot yourself!
So why don't we dump 'em, people
To the bottom of the sea,
Before some ol' fool come around here
Wanna shoot either you or me.
 
2012-08-17 03:31:06 PM  

HotWingConspiracy: [cdn.theatlanticwire.com image 614x383]

I am enjoying this car sporting event.


"MRN" on the microphone? "Mitt Romney News?"
 
2012-08-17 03:37:13 PM  

technicolor-misfit: sprawl15: JerkStore: One Big Ass Mistake America: [i.imgur.com image 850x853]

By all accounts, George Romney was one hell of a guy. How did his son manage to avoid picking up any of his wisdom or integrity? Every day I find myself asking myself what my father would do in situations, knowing that my father was an unwavering compass of integrity and honesty. Doesn't Mitt have any introspection at all?

WWGRD?

Mitt was his father's Bapp.

???


img685.imageshack.us
 
2012-08-17 03:39:07 PM  
So KFC is done using it then?
 
2012-08-17 03:40:12 PM  

HotIgneous Intruder: You need to take your emotional affliction, political thread butthurt, and your harassment over to a moderator and turn yourself in for a timeout.


i39.tinypic.com
 
2012-08-17 03:42:14 PM  
I can see Romney and Ryan, flashing devil horns, holding up their lighters, yelling "FREE BIRD!"

Yep.

Seems legit.
 
2012-08-17 03:43:23 PM  

killershark: 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.


*snark*
+1
 
2012-08-17 03:44:28 PM  

mat catastrophe: St_Francis_P: Why does that not surprise me in the slightest.

It should. The original members of the band were proudly Democratic and "Sweet Home Alabama" was just them saying to Neil Young that not all Southerners were mouth-breathing bigots.

The fact that their fans took it differently was apparently a source of some discomfort to the band later on.


That band is long gone, and bizarros have taken their place.
 
2012-08-17 04:51:49 PM  
Before they changed the band's name to Lynyrd Skynyrd they called themselves "The One Percent" and if Mitt needs a campaign song how about "Stairway to Kolob"?
 
2012-08-17 05:05:42 PM  

BritneysSpeculum: 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."


There are people who think "Born in the U.S.A." is a patriotic song.
 
2012-08-17 05:06:19 PM  

Vegan Meat Popsicle: HotIgneous Intruder: You need to take your emotional affliction, political thread butthurt, and your harassment over to a moderator and turn yourself in for a timeout.

[i39.tinypic.com image 477x346]


Not at all actually.
You just look stupid for dredging up a non sequitur from out of nowhere.
Whatevs, blowfly.
 
2012-08-17 05:19:45 PM  
LS makes Ted Nugent look talented. There were some good Jacksonville bands like the Alman brothers and 38 Special. LS was the worst jacksonville band I ever saw.
 
2012-08-17 05:28:42 PM  
Mitt Romney then asked Lynyrd Skynyrd how they acquired the rights to a song by "Alabama"
 
2012-08-17 05:34:57 PM  
I don't know if it's been said, but it can't have been said enough.

"Sweet Home Alabama" is a terrible song by practically every measure.
 
2012-08-17 05:36:16 PM  

Vegan Meat Popsicle: 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 05:36:38 PM  
Ronnie is probably rolling over in his grave right now.
 
2012-08-17 06:17:16 PM  

blahpers: I don't know if it's been said, but it can't have been said enough.

"Sweet Home Alabama" is a terrible song by practically every measure.


I didn't realize there was an object standard to music.
 
2012-08-17 06:28:35 PM  
How bout this Skynyrd song?

Have you ever lived down in the ghetto?
Have you ever felt the cold wind blow?
If you don't know what I mean,
Won't you stand up and scream?
'Cause there's things goin' on that you don't know.

Too many lives they've spent across the ocean.
Too much money been spent upon the moon.
Well, until they make it right
I hope they never sleep at night
They better make some changes
And do it soon.

They're goin ruin the air we breathe
Lord have mercy.
They're gonna ruin us all, by and by.
I'm telling you all beware
I don't think they really care
I think they just sit up there
And just get high.
 
2012-08-17 06:32:05 PM  
A song of ignorance and predjudice, fits Romney/Repubs just right.....
 
2012-08-17 06:50:56 PM  

MountainClimber: A song of ignorance and predjudice, fits Romney/Repubs just right.....


wut?
 
2012-08-17 06:56:04 PM  

ManateeGag: Lynyrd Skynyrd is still relevant?


Considering that there are zero original members ( I may be off, there MAY be one), who cares? I like the Halfway to Gone Cover of Tuesday's Gone better anyway.
 
2012-08-17 07:05:14 PM  

Moopy Mac: MountainClimber: A song of ignorance and predjudice, fits Romney/Repubs just right.....

wut?


He probably thinks "Born in the USA" is an uber-patriotic anthem of American greatness
 
2012-08-17 07:34:01 PM  

trotsky: ManateeGag: Lynyrd Skynyrd is still relevant?

Considering that there are zero original members ( I may be off, there MAY be one), who cares? I like the Halfway to Gone Cover of Tuesday's Gone better anyway.


If Rossington's still with them, he's the only one.
 
2012-08-17 08:20:48 PM  
Cythraul

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2012-08-17 12:23:37 PM
Oh, Lynyrd Skynyrd offering up their greatest songs for the Romney campaign? That should hold a lot of opportunities. Let's think of all the good LS songs.

Let's see, there's "Sweet Home Alabama," aaaand... hmmm, oh, "Free Bird." Let's see, what else.. hmmm.... Sweet Home.. Free Bird.. aaand...


Call Me The Breeze
Link

But that was long ago and far away.
These guys are the tattered remnants of a 70's powerhouse.
They liked drinking the best of whiskey and playing in a honky tonk bar
And if it came to a fix they weren't afraid to fight.

Now, the survivors play Holiday Inns and Romney rallies.
 
2012-08-17 08:32:29 PM  
Link
Swamp Music

These guys invented Southern Rock - And did it best.
Too bad all the talent in that group died in that crash. :-(

Awwwwww, Fetch my cane pole, Mama
Gonna catch a bream or maybe two
 
2012-08-17 08:45:02 PM  
I wonder if Romney/Ryan would be interested in the rights to Mr. Saturday Night Special.
that'd go over like a turd in the punch bowl with the NRA wackadoos
 
2012-08-17 08:51:53 PM  

mat catastrophe: St_Francis_P: Why does that not surprise me in the slightest.

It should. The original members of the band were proudly Democratic and "Sweet Home Alabama" was just them saying to Neil Young that not all Southerners were mouth-breathing bigots.

The fact that their fans took it differently was apparently a source of some discomfort to the band later on.


I kinda see where they were going but . . .

From wiki: Music historians examining the juxtaposition of invoking Nixon and Watergate after Wallace and Birmingham note that one reading of the lyrics is an "attack against the liberals who were so outraged at Nixon's conduct" while others interpret it regionally "the band was speaking for the entire South, saying to northerners, we're not judging you as ordinary citizens for the failures of your leaders in Watergate; don't judge all of us as individuals for the racial problems of southern society".

How can they say they're pointing the finger at Northerners and calling Watergate a failure of their leaders, when Northerners (well, Northeasterners, at least) voted for Humphrey? With the exception of Texas, where sitting president LBJ still had some influence, the South was split between Wallace and Nixon.

Link

And it's no surprise that Humphrey did so poorly in the South; he's the guy that inspired Strom Thurmond's third-party run in '48 by calling for a stronger civil rights plank in the Democratic Party's convention.

Link

The Republican's Southern Strategy might not have worked if the Democrats hadn't put an ardent integrationist at the top of their ticket.

/Having read a bit more about it, I want to give them the benefit of the doubt.
//The Confederate flag on the album cover doesn't help, though.
 
2012-08-17 09:19:18 PM  

HighOnCraic: mat catastrophe: St_Francis_P: Why does that not surprise me in the slightest.

It should. The original members of the band were proudly Democratic and "Sweet Home Alabama" was just them saying to Neil Young that not all Southerners were mouth-breathing bigots.

The fact that their fans took it differently was apparently a source of some discomfort to the band later on.

I kinda see where they were going but . . .

From wiki: Music historians examining the juxtaposition of invoking Nixon and Watergate after Wallace and Birmingham note that one reading of the lyrics is an "attack against the liberals who were so outraged at Nixon's conduct" while others interpret it regionally "the band was speaking for the entire South, saying to northerners, we're not judging you as ordinary citizens for the failures of your leaders in Watergate; don't judge all of us as individuals for the racial problems of southern society".

How can they say they're pointing the finger at Northerners and calling Watergate a failure of their leaders, when Northerners (well, Northeasterners, at least) voted for Humphrey? With the exception of Texas, where sitting president LBJ still had some influence, the South was split between Wallace and Nixon.

Link

And it's no surprise that Humphrey did so poorly in the South; he's the guy that inspired Strom Thurmond's third-party run in '48 by calling for a stronger civil rights plank in the Democratic Party's convention.

Link

The Republican's Southern Strategy might not have worked if the Democrats hadn't put an ardent integrationist at the top of their ticket.

/Having read a bit more about it, I want to give them the benefit of the doubt.
//The Confederate flag on the album cover doesn't help, though.


I never said they were all that damn smart.
 
2012-08-17 09:28:56 PM  

mat catastrophe: HighOnCraic: mat catastrophe: St_Francis_P: Why does that not surprise me in the slightest.

It should. The original members of the band were proudly Democratic and "Sweet Home Alabama" was just them saying to Neil Young that not all Southerners were mouth-breathing bigots.

The fact that their fans took it differently was apparently a source of some discomfort to the band later on.

I kinda see where they were going but . . .

From wiki: Music historians examining the juxtaposition of invoking Nixon and Watergate after Wallace and Birmingham note that one reading of the lyrics is an "attack against the liberals who were so outraged at Nixon's conduct" while others interpret it regionally "the band was speaking for the entire South, saying to northerners, we're not judging you as ordinary citizens for the failures of your leaders in Watergate; don't judge all of us as individuals for the racial problems of southern society".

How can they say they're pointing the finger at Northerners and calling Watergate a failure of their leaders, when Northerners (well, Northeasterners, at least) voted for Humphrey? With the exception of Texas, where sitting president LBJ still had some influence, the South was split between Wallace and Nixon.

Link

And it's no surprise that Humphrey did so poorly in the South; he's the guy that inspired Strom Thurmond's third-party run in '48 by calling for a stronger civil rights plank in the Democratic Party's convention.

Link

The Republican's Southern Strategy might not have worked if the Democrats hadn't put an ardent integrationist at the top of their ticket.

/Having read a bit more about it, I want to give them the benefit of the doubt.
//The Confederate flag on the album cover doesn't help, though.

I never said they were all that damn smart.


Fair enough. :-)
 
2012-08-17 09:33:32 PM  

mat catastrophe: St_Francis_P: Why does that not surprise me in the slightest.

It should. The original members of the band were proudly Democratic and "Sweet Home Alabama" was just them saying to Neil Young that not all Southerners were mouth-breathing bigots.

The fact that their fans took it differently was apparently a source of some discomfort to the band later on.


or maybe they're being disingenuous, like Aqua and 'Barbie Girl'
 
2012-08-17 09:36:03 PM  

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

By all accounts, George Romney was one hell of a guy. How did his son manage to avoid picking up any of his wisdom or integrity? Every day I find myself asking myself what my father would do in situations, knowing that my father was an unwavering compass of integrity and honesty. Doesn't Mitt have any introspection at all?

WWGRD?


maybe mitt knows something about his private father that no one else does. george *is* the dude who indulged his son's 'be a fake cop' impulses.
 
2012-08-17 09:59:26 PM  
FREE BIRD, play FREE BIRD!
Has anyone mentioned Free Bird yet?
kidding
 
2012-08-18 06:33:17 AM  

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


Dear god. The fact that someone actually made that image thinking they had a compelling argument to vote for Romney. There are no words.
 
2012-08-18 06:34:40 AM  
Watergate does not bother me.
 
2012-08-18 01:01:46 PM  

Cythraul: Oh, Lynyrd Skynyrd offering up their greatest songs for the Romney campaign? That should hold a lot of opportunities. Let's think of all the good LS songs.

Let's see, there's "Sweet Home Alabama," aaaand... hmmm, oh, "Free Bird." Let's see, what else.. hmmm.... Sweet Home.. Free Bird.. aaand...


Simple Man is a great song, and amazingly appropriate.
 
2012-08-18 03:07:34 PM  

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


And george w. bush's grandfather had dealings with Nazi Germany. Your point?
 
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