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(I Heart Radio)   State legislature considers proposal to require national anthem to be played before professional sporting events in your favorite state   (wflafm.iheart.com) divider line
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2021-12-17 7:39:49 PM  
Brilliant! Let's play the National Anthem before ALL sporting events. Golf tournaments, school gym classes, sandlot ball games, kickball games in elementary schools, too.

/Only way to make Americans learn its lyrics.
 
2021-12-17 7:59:38 PM  
Not enforceable. But assuming it happens, play an instrumental version at very high speed, or, like, an hour before the game technically in compliance.
 
2021-12-17 7:59:50 PM  
Why is any professional sports team receiving government assistance?!
 
2021-12-17 7:59:57 PM  
Fine, kazoo version played at 30x speed in the bathroom it is then
 
2021-12-17 8:01:07 PM  
The Omega Glory: Kirk's Greatest Speech
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2021-12-17 8:01:12 PM  
At this rate they would soon have a law to play the National Anthem before every National Anthem.
 
2021-12-17 8:01:56 PM  
Now I'm REALLY looking forward to those melting glaciers erasing that embarrassing sandbar of scum and villainy
 
2021-12-17 8:02:43 PM  
How about 'no'.

how does 'no' grab you?
 
2021-12-17 8:02:49 PM  
How many countries do this, besides America and North Korea?
 
2021-12-17 8:04:04 PM  
But which one?

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2021-12-17 8:04:15 PM  
I'mma do sooo much kneeling!
 
2021-12-17 8:04:17 PM  

Iworkformsn: Why is any professional sports team receiving government assistance?!


Have you not seen the extortion they use to get an arena built? It's like the Piranha Brothers sketch: "Nice revenue stream you've got 'ere guv'nor. Be a shame if we were to take that across the (river, state, country)."
 
2021-12-17 8:06:13 PM  
You know, if I used work resources and time to try to stage a debate over whether we need to play a Patriotic(tm) song before social events, I'd probably end up with my managers deciding I can spend my time doing something more productive. Like scrubbing toilets.

/then again, I worked in jobs where I was expected to actually contribute to the job we were supposed to be doing, not just dick around playing popularity games...
//they have an entire state to run and they can't find something more productive to do than this? You're on taxpayer money, either stop wasting all our time and money or get a different job.
 
2021-12-17 8:06:47 PM  

AirForceVet: Brilliant! Let's play the National Anthem before ALL sporting events. Golf tournaments, school gym classes, sandlot ball games, kickball games in elementary schools, too.

/Only way to make Americans learn its lyrics.


Gonna get real loud in that racquetball court.
 
2021-12-17 8:06:59 PM  
I'm still waiting for an explanation of why it is necessary to play the National Anthem prior to one specific type of commercial entertainment event (sportsball) but not any other type of commercial entertainment events (movies, plays, concerts, etc.).

Never gotten an answer no matter how many times I ask.
 
2021-12-17 8:07:45 PM  
As always, all Republicans are irredeemable, disposable, sub-human filth.  I have no respect for any opinion they may have on any subject whatsoever.
 
2021-12-17 8:07:54 PM  

The Irresponsible Captain: But which one?

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2021-12-17 8:09:46 PM  
Pretty sure we already did this in texass
 
2021-12-17 8:10:20 PM  

MattytheMouse: I'mma do sooo much kneeling!


Gross.
 
2021-12-17 8:10:33 PM  
MIDI file at 500 BPM
 
2021-12-17 8:10:37 PM  

AirForceVet: Brilliant! Let's play the National Anthem before ALL sporting events. Golf tournaments, school gym classes, sandlot ball games, kickball games in elementary schools, too.

/Only way to make Americans learn its lyrics.


Let's wake everyone up at 7 am (in their time zone) and blast it over the tornado sirens and make sure everyone is pledging allegiance.

And, if they resist they get Nedification
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2021-12-17 8:11:11 PM  

jaivirtualcard: At this rate they would soon have a law to play the National Anthem before every National Anthem.


Yo, dawg. I heard you like anthems....
 
2021-12-17 8:12:10 PM  
Jimi Hendrix - The Star Spangled Banner [ National Anthem ] ( Live at Woodstock 1969 )
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2021-12-17 8:12:12 PM  
But Florida's National Anthem is "Bawitdaba".
 
2021-12-17 8:13:35 PM  

Peter von Nostrand: MattytheMouse: I'mma do sooo much kneeling!

Gross.


DONT KINK SHAME ME
 
2021-12-17 8:14:30 PM  

Any Pie Left: Not enforceable. But assuming it happens, play an instrumental version at very high speed, or, like, an hour before the game technically in compliance.


Does the law require that you actually connect the speakers?  Press play on an MP3 not connected to anything, done
 
2021-12-17 8:15:22 PM  

The Irresponsible Captain: But which one?

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Mandatory patriotism?  Might as well be the USSR.
 
2021-12-17 8:16:29 PM  

i state your name: I'm still waiting for an explanation of why it is necessary to play the National Anthem prior to one specific type of commercial entertainment event (sportsball) but not any other type of commercial entertainment events (movies, plays, concerts, etc.).

Never gotten an answer no matter how many times I ask.


Duh. Because Jesus, obviously.
 
2021-12-17 8:18:26 PM  
East German National Anthem from Top Secret! (1984) (subtitled)
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2021-12-17 8:19:30 PM  
Mandatory patriotism is what the Land of the Free is all about.

Play it before the feature at every movie theater.

Play it before every stage show.

Make it the first number at every concert.

Play it before every plane takes off.

Make people sing it before they get seated at a restaurant.

Let's not go hallway
 
2021-12-17 8:19:53 PM  
Have you ever noticed the anthem is only played before sporting events? Mass gatherings of the hoi polloi? To enforce loyalty and obedience? To condition against revolt?

You never hear it played before an opera or high society ball. Or any gathering of the upper classes.
 
2021-12-17 8:20:43 PM  
The best pre-sport anthem I have ever heard was the 2017 Indy 500. Pence was in a convertible that did a lap around the track pre-race. The audible BOOs were deafening.
 
2021-12-17 8:20:56 PM  
Fine, but if you're going to do it, do it right...

Every verse, every time, and venues are required to provided a printed copy to every attendee. We don't want people farking up our beautiful and God-given anthem because they don't know the words.

/And Democrats should propose the same requirement to open every day of every legislative session.
 
2021-12-17 8:22:45 PM  
But to save time, they'll be cutting the line

"O'er the Land of the Free"
 
2021-12-17 8:23:58 PM  

Iworkformsn: Why is any professional sports team receiving government assistance?!


Because rich team owners can afford lobbyists.

When do you think the last time a sports team paid for a stadium was?
 
2021-12-17 8:24:14 PM  
Forcing people to be artificially reverent about something makes it impossible for people to be genuinely reverent about it. 

The more you force that awful song on us, the less impact it has.
 
2021-12-17 8:25:32 PM  

MattytheMouse: Peter von Nostrand: MattytheMouse: I'mma do sooo much kneeling!

Gross.

DONT KINK SHAME ME


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2021-12-17 8:25:37 PM  
I think we should just be glad they still feel enough loyalty to the USA to choose the US National Anthem. There's a large faction that wants to secede or otherwise destroy the country and start over.
 
2021-12-17 8:27:16 PM  
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2021-12-17 8:27:35 PM  
Let's add the Pledge of Allegiance.  (Pre-1954 version.)
And "Onward Christian Soldiers".
Plus the Notre Dame "Victory March".
Oh, and "Stars and Stripes Forever".
Liberals, of course, will also need "This Land is Your Land".

Why bother with the event anyway when we have so much patriotism to share?
 
2021-12-17 8:27:50 PM  
Start with the third verse.
 
2021-12-17 8:30:39 PM  

MattytheMouse: Peter von Nostrand: MattytheMouse: I'mma do sooo much kneeling!

Gross.

DONT KINK SHAME ME


Would that even be possible?
 
2021-12-17 8:31:18 PM  

Ghost Roach: Now I'm REALLY looking forward to those melting glaciers erasing that embarrassing sandbar of scum and villainy


Oh gawd, no! Georgia is bad enopugh as it is. We don't need displaced Floridian's here too
 
2021-12-17 8:31:47 PM  
So what's to stop a venue from playing the anthem very quietly? Very quickly? In unrecognizable or parodical forms? How does one define what does and does not qualify as the national anthem?
 
2021-12-17 8:33:32 PM  
Vapid performative virtue signaling from the GOP? Well I never!
 
2021-12-17 8:36:57 PM  

It'sMorphin'Time: You know, if I used work resources and time to try to stage a debate over whether we need to play a Patriotic(tm) song before social events, I'd probably end up with my managers deciding I can spend my time doing something more productive. Like scrubbing toilets.

/then again, I worked in jobs where I was expected to actually contribute to the job we were supposed to be doing, not just dick around playing popularity games...
//they have an entire state to run and they can't find something more productive to do than this? You're on taxpayer money, either stop wasting all our time and money or get a different job.


Doing nothing while the bankers rack stacks is doing everything.
 
2021-12-17 8:38:54 PM  

Iworkformsn: Why is any professional sports team receiving government assistance?!


Lots of teams receive assistance for their stadiums/arenas, though most are from the municipality they are in, not the state.
It is welfare for the Rich, you don't qualify.
 
2021-12-17 8:38:57 PM  

TheGreenMonkey: Ghost Roach: Now I'm REALLY looking forward to those melting glaciers erasing that embarrassing sandbar of scum and villainy

Oh gawd, no! Georgia is bad enopugh as it is. We don't need displaced Floridian's here too


Build your sea wall now
 
2021-12-17 8:39:43 PM  
With just a few more words they could require the Florida anthem to be played in all 50 states and Canada. That'd show them.
 
2021-12-17 8:44:11 PM  

AirForceVet: Brilliant! Let's play the National Anthem before ALL sporting events. Golf tournaments, school gym classes, sandlot ball games, kickball games in elementary schools, too.

/Only way to make Americans learn its lyrics.


Are you high right now?
 
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