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To: cubreporter

I also love the boot part. It really gets the libs worked up.


26 posted on 01/07/2006 8:55:50 PM PST by marblehead17 (I love it when a plan comes together.)
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To: marblehead17

I read an article found at the following link that included this information about Keith's song:

http://www.usaweekend.com/03_issues/031102/031102toby_keith.html

"Keith wrote "Courtesy" a week after the Sept. 11 attacks. In part, it was a way of dealing with his grief over the March 2001 auto-accident death of his father, H.K. Covel, 64, an Army veteran who was killed after another car pushed his in front of a bus. The song was so blazingly vengeful that Keith had no intention of recording it. He did so only after his associates and high-ranking members of the military insisted. As a result, even Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld has sent him a handwritten letter of appreciation.

What's moved him even more, Keith says, is what the song has meant to soldiers. Patrick Miller, a POW from Valley Center, Kan., defiantly sang "Courtesy" to his Iraqi captors. Later, Keith secretly showed up at a homecoming for Miller in Kansas. As the soldier reprised the song's opening bars, his pastor asked Miller if he needed help -- a sign for Keith to stride onstage. They sang it together, and Keith gave Miller one of his flag-motif guitars. "To see big streams going down his face," Keith says, "I just had to hand him that guitar." "

Now THAT is beautiful!


32 posted on 01/07/2006 9:07:55 PM PST by Chena (I'm not young enough to know everything.)
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To: marblehead17

ESPECIALLY with the Presidential Seal. Gads...it has to make them violently ill to know we have another 3 years of our great President Bush. :)


51 posted on 01/08/2006 12:40:24 PM PST by cubreporter (I trust Rush. He has done more for this country than anyone will ever know. He's A++)
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