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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 12:00:39 PM
Why does that not surprise me in the slightest.
 
2012-08-17 12:03:15 PM
In Birmingham they love the Governor.
 
2012-08-17 12:03:54 PM
Lynyrd Skynyrd is still relevant?
 
2012-08-17 12:05:11 PM

ManateeGag: Lynyrd Skynyrd is still relevant?


When you want Free Bird played again, who are you gonna call?
 
2012-08-17 12:06:48 PM
"Sweet Home Alabama" is such an perfect fit for a Michigan-born Mormon who was Governor of Massachusetts.
 
2012-08-17 12:06:50 PM

St_Francis_P: ManateeGag: Lynyrd Skynyrd is still relevant?

When you want Free Bird played again, who are you gonna call?


Ghostbusters?
 
2012-08-17 12:07:21 PM
They just assumed the trickling would be moonshine.
 
vpb [TotalFark]
2012-08-17 12:07:23 PM
Gimme Back My bullets would be nice, but Sweet Home Alabama better reflects the direction the modern GOP wants to take the country. That Smell might be good too.
 
2012-08-17 12:08:59 PM
Why hasn't Nugent given them his entire catalog by now?
 
2012-08-17 12:10:09 PM

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


All one song?
 
2012-08-17 12:18:49 PM

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

All one song?


Yeah... that one
 
2012-08-17 12:19:25 PM

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.
 
2012-08-17 12:20:10 PM
"Tuesday's Gone" would be good.
 
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...
 
2012-08-17 12:26:47 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.


Well, then Ronnie Van Zandt hated America and the children. and he loved the terrorists.
 
2012-08-17 12:27:49 PM

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


Well, given his avoidance of serving in Vietnam, Mitt could be the protagonist in "Give Me Three Steps." And "That Smell" could serve as the theme song for all of those seniors who can no longer afford healthcare if Mitt's Medicare voucher program is enacted.
 
2012-08-17 12:30:18 PM

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

Well, given his avoidance of serving in Vietnam, Mitt could be the protagonist in "Give Me Three Steps." And "That Smell" could serve as the theme song for all of those seniors who can no longer afford healthcare if Mitt's Medicare voucher program is enacted.


Now how could we work Saturday Night Special into it?
 
2012-08-17 12:31:47 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.


And lose Massachusetts by 20 and Michigan by 6. It's a funny world, isn't it?
 
2012-08-17 12:32:40 PM
 
2012-08-17 12:33:38 PM
FREEPER FRIDAY!!!
 
2012-08-17 12:35:49 PM

Vodka Zombie: "Tuesday's Gone" would be good.


Nice
 
2012-08-17 12:36:03 PM

MaudlinMutantMollusk: Now how could we work Saturday Night Special into it?


I bet they don't play that in concert anymore given that the post-Ronnie band's biggest hit is "God and Guns."
 
2012-08-17 12:43:47 PM
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!
 
2012-08-17 12:52:10 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!


I seen wutchoo done there
 
2012-08-17 12:52:49 PM
Those guys can die in a fire for all I care. Again.
 
vpb [TotalFark]
2012-08-17 12:54:15 PM
I wonder if Romney can learn to do a good rebel yell? A redneck makeover would be just the sort of game changer he needs. Sort of like "trailer park eye for the robot guy".
 
2012-08-17 01:01:21 PM

Cyberluddite: Those guys can die in a fire for all I care. Again.


Oh snap!
 
2012-08-17 01:13:11 PM

PreMortem: Vodka Zombie: "Tuesday's Gone" would be good.

Nice


Thank god someone here knows that we don't vote on Wednesday.
 
2012-08-17 01:19:42 PM

St_Francis_P: ManateeGag: Lynyrd Skynyrd is still relevant?

When you want Free Bird played again, who are you gonna call?


Any band who's show I'm at.
 
2012-08-17 01:20:02 PM
He should talk to The Dead Kennedys
 
2012-08-17 01:20:04 PM
Ah, Breitbart. The site that thinks when a liberal entertainer expresses their opinion, they should "shut up and sing", but gives D-list actors plenty of space to spew some of the most retarded derp ever seen.

/seriously, why can't this site go burn in hell like its awful founder?
 
2012-08-17 01:20:26 PM
Garland Greene: Define irony. Bunch of idiots dancing on a plane to a song made famous by a band that died in a plane crash.

coeyagi: Define retarded. This article.
 
2012-08-17 01:20:30 PM
What, no Procol Harum?
 
2012-08-17 01:20:48 PM
 
2012-08-17 01:20:56 PM
This has real electoral implications as Alabama is a swing state that Obama desperately needs to win.
 
2012-08-17 01:21:35 PM
Not surprising that Romney chose a Lynyrd Skynyrd song given their campaign and the band are ending the same way.
 
2012-08-17 01:21:35 PM
www.hotflick.net
Define irony: Bunch of idiots in a campaign that's going down in flames dancing to a song made famous by a band that died in a plane crash.
 
2012-08-17 01:21:46 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...


Three Steps.
 
2012-08-17 01:22:06 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!


There was Nuthin' Fancy about that attempt.
 
2012-08-17 01:22:17 PM
Considering the way he's been running the campaign, maybe he should see if Tool will let them use Eulogy.
 
2012-08-17 01:22:34 PM
Van Zant is also supporting Mitt Romney's presidential bid, and will be on hand at the Republican National Convention where the band is slated to perform alongside Trace Adkins and Kid Rock....

Give me three steps toward the door and you'll never see me no more.
 
2012-08-17 01:22:40 PM

Karac: [www.hotflick.net image 720x540]
Define irony: Bunch of idiots in a campaign that's going down in flames dancing to a song made famous by a band that died in a plane crash.


YoungSwedishBlonde: Not surprising that Romney chose a Lynyrd Skynyrd song given their campaign and the band are ending the same way.


Was it as good for you as it was for me?

/smokes
 
2012-08-17 01:22:44 PM

Karac: [www.hotflick.net image 720x540]
Define irony: Bunch of idiots in a campaign that's going down in flames dancing to a song made famous by a band that died in a plane crash.


Define mixup. Your image and quote together.
 
2012-08-17 01:22:46 PM
cdn.theatlanticwire.com

I am enjoying this car sporting event.
 
2012-08-17 01:23:19 PM
Music. Loud. Good.
 
2012-08-17 01:23:47 PM

YoungSwedishBlonde: Not surprising that Romney chose a Lynyrd Skynyrd song given their campaign and the band are ending the same way.


Ouch.

Betamax guillotine.
 
2012-08-17 01:24:38 PM
Now, Watergate does not bother Mitt
Does your conscience bother you?
Tell the truth
 
2012-08-17 01:25:03 PM
Now Watergate does not bother me

Yes this is a song that should be sung at every Republican rally.
 
2012-08-17 01:25:13 PM

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

I am enjoying this car sporting event.


I like those fancy Fords and Chevys. Really sprung for the big bucks.
 
2012-08-17 01:26:05 PM
True Fact: I once kicked Johnny Van Zandt (their current singer) out of my record store for bothering the customers. He was drunk & disorderly... and short.

/over 30 years ago
 
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?
 
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?
 
2012-08-18 03:24:08 PM

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


And Obama's father never claimed that his support for the Vietnam War had been due to a "brainwashing" by U.S. military and diplomatic officials in Vietnam...

Link
 
2012-08-19 11:01:15 PM
The real Lynyrd Skynyrd died in 1977.
 
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