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Liberal Talk Show Host: National Anthem Is an ‘Abomination’ (Bill Press)
TheBlaze.com ^ | June 5, 2012 at 10:06pm | Mytheos Holt

Posted on 06/06/2012 7:57:19 AM PDT by TexasCajun

PRESS (11:31:) … But it’s an abomination. First it ranges two octaves most people can only do kind of one octave. I mean when you think about it, it’s bombs bursting in air rocket’s red glare it all kinds of, you know a lot of national anthems are that way, all kinds of military jargon and the land there’s only one phrase ‘the land of the free’ which is kind of nice and ‘the home of the brave?’ I don’t know.

OGBURN: I mean I get that part.

PRESS: Are we [Americans] the only ones who are brave on the planet? I mean all the brave people live here. I mean it’s just stupid I think. I’m embarrassed, I’m embarrassed every time I hear it.


TOPICS: Military/Veterans; Society; Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: 2012; billpress; crushliberalism; democrats; disorder; getthehellout; liberalfascism; liberalism; liberals; mental; progressives; socialistdemocrats
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Most liberals try to hide their disdain for America and anything patriotic. ..but not ole Bill Press

1 posted on 06/06/2012 7:57:32 AM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: TexasCajun
Talk like this helps take down the liberal establishment.
2 posted on 06/06/2012 8:00:00 AM PDT by mountainlion (I am voting for Sarah after getting screwed again by the DC Thugs.)
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To: TexasCajun

..expect the wingnuts to be unhinged........they know it’s over for ODUNGO


3 posted on 06/06/2012 8:00:07 AM PDT by Doogle (((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated)))
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To: TexasCajun

You are welcome to move, Bill. How about Great Britain where you can sing praises to the Queen?


4 posted on 06/06/2012 8:04:35 AM PDT by madison10 (We can see the White House from Wisconsin. ..)
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To: TexasCajun

Good. I encourage all leftists to be honest & open about their anti-american bias. They’ve been pretending for far too long.


5 posted on 06/06/2012 8:08:49 AM PDT by skeeter
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To: TexasCajun
IIRC, it was either in “When Hell Was in Session,” or ADM Jim Stockdale’s book, that a certain incident involving our National Anthem played out at the Hanoi Hilton.

A prisoner somehow gathered enough red, white and blue colored scraps of cloth to fashion an 8” x 10” or so facsimile of Old Glory.

He got up on his cellmate’s back, stuck the flag out through the barred window and started singing The Star Spangled Banner. The whole camp joined in.

The Norks took turns beating him all night long. It was a week before he was well enough to communicate what happened.

FU Bill Press.

6 posted on 06/06/2012 8:08:49 AM PDT by Jacquerie (No court will save us from ourselves)
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To: All

IMO, Bill Press is an abomination.....


7 posted on 06/06/2012 8:09:24 AM PDT by Boonie
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To: TexasCajun

“Are we [Americans] the only ones who are brave on the planet?”

Bill, the point is that Americans are the only ones brave enough to throw off tyranny, and stand up for personal responsiblity, free from a dictatorial nanny state.

But who would expect a nanny state proponent, like yourself, to recognize that?


8 posted on 06/06/2012 8:10:09 AM PDT by G Larry (Criminals thrive on the indulgence of society's understanding)
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To: Jacquerie

Pardon. That would of course be gooks, not norks.


9 posted on 06/06/2012 8:10:26 AM PDT by Jacquerie (No court will save us from ourselves)
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To: Jacquerie

Just who (with even a partially functioning brain cell) listens to this Asshat loser?


10 posted on 06/06/2012 8:16:43 AM PDT by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: TexasCajun
Who the Hell is Bill Press? I've never heard of the SOB. Sure, the National Anthem is warlike - We've won and retained our freedoms through success at war, not through sensitivity training.

I love the National Anthem, particularly the fourth verse.

Bill Press, you can take your anti-American venom out of here, and on the way out you can kiss my Royal Irish @$$!



Nos genuflectitur ad non princeps sed Princeps Pacem!

Listen, O isles, unto me; and hearken, ye people, from far; The LORD hath called me from the womb; from the bowels of my mother hath he made mention of my name. (Isaiah 49:1 KJV)

11 posted on 06/06/2012 8:17:18 AM PDT by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Michael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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To: ConorMacNessa

Who really cares if it’s “hard to sing”???? It doesn’t matter at all WHAT it sounds like...All that matters is the MEANING of the words......What it means is much, much, more important than if you can sing it “purty”


12 posted on 06/06/2012 8:20:20 AM PDT by Boonie
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To: TexasCajun

Bill Press? That idiot is still alive? He is toying with Darwin.


13 posted on 06/06/2012 8:26:55 AM PDT by PGalt
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To: TexasCajun

Mr Press, I am embarrassed by your lack of knowledge of the National Anthem, what it was about and what it was meant to convey. Further I am embarrassed that you are an American.


14 posted on 06/06/2012 8:28:20 AM PDT by SECURE AMERICA (Where can I sign up for the New American Revolution and the Crusades 2012?)
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To: TexasCajun

I’ll bet the fourth verse makes Press writhe in torment.


15 posted on 06/06/2012 8:44:32 AM PDT by Charles Martel (Endeavor to persevere...)
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To: TexasCajun

Last night, talking head Ed (nbc) said the “founding fathers saddled us with the Constitution” Never watch the lamestream garbage, but last night it was sort of fun. Well, I almost fell off the sofa! Did I really hear this?


16 posted on 06/06/2012 8:52:36 AM PDT by DefeatCorruption
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To: TexasCajun

Well I don’t know about anyone else, but it is my favorite song. PERIOD!


17 posted on 06/06/2012 8:55:11 AM PDT by 70th Division (I love my country but fear my government!)
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To: Boonie
IMO, Bill Press is an abomination.....

We think alike. He is a vicious, disgusting s.o.b. who should move to Havana where he'd feel more at home.

18 posted on 06/06/2012 8:57:28 AM PDT by Bernard Marx
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To: TexasCajun
all kinds of military jargon

It is the duty of the government and the military to preserve and protect the natural rights of American citizens against foreign threats and assaults. They are doing what they are supposed to do.Only a contemptible libtard could find something wrong with that.

19 posted on 06/06/2012 9:20:41 AM PDT by mjp ((pro-{God, reality, reason, egoism, individualism, natural rights, limited government, capitalism}))
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To: TexasCajun

I’m sitting less than a mile from where the battle took place and the anthem was written. As a proud American who loves that song, I want to tell Press where exactly he can put his stupid, worthless opinion, but I don’t want to get banned for the proper use of profanity.


20 posted on 06/06/2012 9:31:37 AM PDT by cyclotic (People who live within their means are increasingly being forced to pay for people who didn't.)
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To: TexasCajun
The abomination is not the anthem.

The real abomination is the many idiots that personalize it before ball games, races, etc.

I had the opportunity to confront one of these twits after he mangled the anthem with his crooning before a Red Sox game.

While he was standing around expecting handshakes and "atta-boys" I approached him and said, "That was the most disgusting crap I have ever heard in my life. Why don't you stick to singing I'm a Little Teapot?"

21 posted on 06/06/2012 9:39:58 AM PDT by N. Theknow (Kennedys=Can't drive, can't ski, can't fly, can't skipper a boat, but they know what's best for you.)
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To: N. Theknow
The real abomination is the many idiots that personalize it before ball games, races, etc.

Blame Jose Feliciano.

22 posted on 06/06/2012 9:41:22 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: TexasCajun

People like him—who are void of God—are self-loathing and need to tear down everyone and anything of worth and goodness, so they don’t feel so insignificant and worthless.

He is irrational and mentally ill.


23 posted on 06/06/2012 9:43:10 AM PDT by savagesusie (Right Reason According to Nature = Just Law)
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To: TexasCajun; All
See previous post and replies on Press's ridiculous "embarrassment."
24 posted on 06/06/2012 10:01:23 AM PDT by loveliberty2
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To: N. Theknow

Yes, and the far too many people who sing it at a tempo more appropriate for a funeral march.


25 posted on 06/06/2012 10:33:59 AM PDT by Notary Sojac (Ut veniant omnes)
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To: TexasCajun

There’s no reason we couldn’t have two national anthems. In peacetime, an innocuous, easy-to-sing bit of fluff like “America the Beautiful” to keep all the cuddle-bunnies like Bill Press from being too psychologically traumatized.

In time of war or serious national danger, we revert to the Star Spangled Banner to raise morale and fighting spirit, much as we dusted off all the original verses of the Battle Hymn of the Republic for a few months after 9/11.

I wonder if the fat mullah sitting by George Bush at the memorial service a few nights afterward realized what a weighty call to our national history and character was carried in the words “As He died to make men holy, let us die to make men free”.....


26 posted on 06/06/2012 10:35:29 AM PDT by ccmay (Too much Law; not enough Order.)
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To: dfwgator
Blame Jose Feliciano.


27 posted on 06/06/2012 11:05:41 AM PDT by N. Theknow (Kennedys=Can't drive, can't ski, can't fly, can't skipper a boat, but they know what's best for you.)
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To: N. Theknow

That’s a keeper,


28 posted on 06/06/2012 11:08:48 AM PDT by moehoward
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To: TexasCajun
Press is freeloading on the freedoms that were won for him by 'warlike' Americans. Lazy and stupid.

He's also musically wrong - the SSB is not two octaves. It technically speaking is one octave and a half, but that is a little deceptive because the area where most of the melody lies (the "tessitura") is within an octave. It's not hard to sing.

What catches people unawares is that the third note is an outlier - well out of the tessitura. But everybody's natural tendency is to put the first few notes of a melody smack in the middle of the tessitura -- if you do that on this melody you will run out of room at the top, even if you have a 2 1/2 octave range. Just hum the first three notes, put the third note at the absolute bottom of your range, and then hum backwards to find the starting note.

See, wasn't that easy? The SSB will never bother you again.

29 posted on 06/06/2012 11:13:55 AM PDT by AnAmericanMother (Ministrix of ye Chasse, TTGS Ladies' Auxiliary (recess appointment))
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To: loveliberty2
I didn't see the other post that didn't show up in my search until later. ...searched for any words in title?

Everyone needs to know what a total ass Bill Press is.

30 posted on 06/06/2012 11:24:49 AM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: AnAmericanMother
He's also musically wrong - the SSB is not two octaves.

That's really interesting. I had thought its range was 2 octaves as well—and I've been telling people that for years, too, and no one's ever called me on it—but after reading this thread and your post, I actually piano'd it out. Lo and behold, you're absolutely correct: it's merely an octave and a fifth. Colour me surprised.

Press is right about one thing, though: for an inexperienced singer, it is a difficult song (as compared to our "O Canada," which has a range of one octave). And the reason is, as you said, that people tend to pitch it too high to begin with, because it starts out low.

31 posted on 06/06/2012 2:32:17 PM PDT by RansomOttawa (tm)
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To: TexasCajun

Give leftist pukes Bill Press enough rope, and we will have to drop the land of the free part.


32 posted on 06/06/2012 2:46:01 PM PDT by CharacterCounts (A vote for the lesser of two evils only insures the triumph of evil.)
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To: RansomOttawa
As long as somebody who knows what they're doing starts the thing off, there's no problem.

And if they still taught kids to sing it in grade school, it wouldn't be such an awful surprise.

The definitive bad performance, however, is in Brewster McCloud. Sung by Margaret Hamilton, of all people.

33 posted on 06/06/2012 5:26:16 PM PDT by AnAmericanMother (Ministrix of ye Chasse, TTGS Ladies' Auxiliary (recess appointment))
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To: ConorMacNessa
Who the Hell is Bill Press?

Conor, he's an ultra-liberal radio talk show host. No clue where he is now (and I'm not going to look him up because I wouldn't give him the clicks), but some years ago he had a talk show on KFI in Los Angeles. To say he was unlistenable was an understatement. His show didn't last too long -- it was a complete failure and cancelled for lack of ratings. IIRC he tucked his tail between his legs and hightailed it back for the east coast.

34 posted on 06/06/2012 6:38:42 PM PDT by Fast Moving Angel (A moral wrong is not a civil right: No religious sanction of an irreligious act.)
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