Skip to comments.Liberal Talk Show Host: National Anthem Is an ‘Abomination’ (Bill Press)
Posted on 06/06/2012 7:57:19 AM PDT by TexasCajun
PRESS (11:31:) But its an abomination. First it ranges two octaves most people can only do kind of one octave. I mean when you think about it, its bombs bursting in air rockets red glare it all kinds of, you know a lot of national anthems are that way, all kinds of military jargon and the land theres only one phrase the land of the free which is kind of nice and the home of the brave? I dont 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 its just stupid I think. Im embarrassed, Im embarrassed every time I hear it.
Most liberals try to hide their disdain for America and anything patriotic. ..but not ole Bill Press
..expect the wingnuts to be unhinged........they know it’s over for ODUNGO
You are welcome to move, Bill. How about Great Britain where you can sing praises to the Queen?
Good. I encourage all leftists to be honest & open about their anti-american bias. They’ve been pretending for far too long.
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.
IMO, Bill Press is an abomination.....
“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?
Pardon. That would of course be gooks, not norks.
Just who (with even a partially functioning brain cell) listens to this Asshat loser?
Who really cares if its hard to sing???? It doesnt 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
Bill Press? That idiot is still alive? He is toying with Darwin.
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.
I’ll bet the fourth verse makes Press writhe in torment.
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?
Well I don’t know about anyone else, but it is my favorite song. PERIOD!
We think alike. He is a vicious, disgusting s.o.b. who should move to Havana where he'd feel more at home.
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.
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.
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?"
Blame Jose Feliciano.
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.
Yes, and the far too many people who sing it at a tempo more appropriate for a funeral march.
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”.....
That’s a keeper,
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.
Everyone needs to know what a total ass Bill Press is.
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.
Give leftist pukes Bill Press enough rope, and we will have to drop the land of the free part.
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.
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.
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