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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 33
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2012-08-17 12:06:48 PM
4 votes:
"Sweet Home Alabama" is such an perfect fit for a Michigan-born Mormon who was Governor of Massachusetts.
2012-08-17 12:20:10 PM
3 votes:
"Tuesday's Gone" would be good.
2012-08-17 02:08:04 PM
2 votes:
"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 01:49:45 PM
2 votes:

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 01:43:44 PM
2 votes:

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 12:27:49 PM
2 votes:

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 12:19:25 PM
2 votes:

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 12:00:39 PM
2 votes:
Why does that not surprise me in the slightest.
2012-08-17 08:45:02 PM
1 votes:
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 05:05:42 PM
1 votes:

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 03:23:49 PM
1 votes:
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 03:07:59 PM
1 votes:

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 02:57:44 PM
1 votes:

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 02:49:44 PM
1 votes:

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 01:55:09 PM
1 votes:

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 01:46:20 PM
1 votes:

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 01:39:05 PM
1 votes:

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 01:30:10 PM
1 votes:

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 01:25:03 PM
1 votes:
Now Watergate does not bother me

Yes this is a song that should be sung at every Republican rally.
2012-08-17 01:23:19 PM
1 votes:
Music. Loud. Good.
2012-08-17 01:22:06 PM
1 votes:

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 01:21:46 PM
1 votes:

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 01:21:35 PM
1 votes:
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 01:20:48 PM
1 votes:
2012-08-17 01:20:26 PM
1 votes:
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 01:20:04 PM
1 votes:
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?
vpb [TotalFark]
2012-08-17 12:54:15 PM
1 votes:
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 12:32:40 PM
1 votes:
2012-08-17 12:31:47 PM
1 votes:

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 12:23:37 PM
1 votes:
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 12:08:59 PM
1 votes:
Why hasn't Nugent given them his entire catalog by now?
vpb [TotalFark]
2012-08-17 12:07:23 PM
1 votes:
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 12:03:15 PM
1 votes:
In Birmingham they love the Governor.
 
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