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Toby Keith Hits Back at Accusation Song Is Pro-Lynching (MORON LIBERAL ALERT)
foxnews.com ^ | August 08, 2008 | Fox News

Posted on 08/08/2008 8:34:19 AM PDT by Publius804

Toby Keith Hits Back at Accusation Song Is Pro-Lynching

Friday, August 08, 2008

Toby Keith hit back at a recent blog post that derided his 2003 song "Beer for My Horses" as a pro-lynching anthem.

"The song was a hit and the words 'lynch' and 'racism' has never come up until this moron wrote this blog," he said, according to ContactMusic.

The country singer, 47, was on "The Colbert Report" last month to perform "Beer for My Horses," the popular song that inspired a movie of the same name.

Huffington Post blogger Max Blumenthal called the song an "ode to lynching" and said that "Colbert's studio audience clapped to the beat, blithely unaware that they were swaying to a racially tinged, explicitly pro-lynching anthem that calls for the vigilante-style hanging of car thieves and other assorted evildoers."

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TOPICS: Culture/Society
KEYWORDS: countrymusic; film; huffingtonpost; hypersensitivity; loonyleft; tobykeith; wimps
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1 posted on 08/08/2008 8:34:21 AM PDT by Publius804
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To: Publius804

How about just saying it’s about “vigilante justice”?


2 posted on 08/08/2008 8:35:49 AM PDT by Tax-chick ("And the rum is for all your good vices.")
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To: Publius804
Max, you're a tool. Cause God only knows that any song uber-moonbat lib Willie Nelson signs onto has just **GOT** to be an ode to anarchy and rednecks everywhere.../sarc

Another case of the "bitter" liberal elite pontificating on something of which they know less than nothing.
3 posted on 08/08/2008 8:37:23 AM PDT by OCCASparky (Steely-Eyed Killer of the Deep)
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To: Publius804

Well a man come on the 6 o’clock news
said somebody’s been shot
somebody’s been abused
somebody blew up a building
somebody stole a car
somebody got away
somebody didn’t get to far yeah
they didn’t get to far

Grand pappy told my pappy back in my day, son
A man had to answer for the wicked that he’d done
Take all the rope in Texas
Find a tall oak tree, round up all of them bad boys
Hang them high in the street
For all the people to see

That
Justice is the one thing you should always find
You got to saddle up your boys
You got to draw a hard line
When the gun smoke settles we’ll sing a victory tune
And we’ll all meet back at the local saloon
And we’ll raise up our glasses against evil forces singing
whiskey for my man, beer for my horses

We got too many gangsters doing dirty deeds
too much corruption and crime in the streets
It’s time the long arm of the law put a few more in the ground
Send ‘em all to their maker and he’ll settle ‘em down
You can bet he’ll set ‘em down

Cause
Justice is the one thing you should always find
You got to saddle up your boys
You got to draw a hard line
When the gun smoke settles we’ll sing a victory tune
And we’ll all meet back at the local saloon
And we’ll raise up our glasses against evil forces singing
whiskey for my man, beer for my horses
whiskey for my men, beer for my horses

He knew
Justice is the one thing you should always find
You got to saddle up your boys,
You got to draw a hard line
When the gun smoke settles we’ll sing a victory tune
And we’ll all meet back at the local saloon
And we’ll raise up our glasses against evil forces
Singin’ whiskey for my man, beer for my horses
Singing whiskey for my man, beer for my horses


4 posted on 08/08/2008 8:37:36 AM PDT by mnehring
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To: Publius804
Huffington Post blogger Max Blumenthal called the song an "ode to lynching" and said that "Colbert's studio audience clapped to the beat, blithely unaware that they were swaying to a racially tinged, explicitly pro-lynching anthem that calls for the vigilante-style hanging of car thieves and other assorted evildoers."

What a frickin' idiot.

5 posted on 08/08/2008 8:37:43 AM PDT by Corin Stormhands (http://dontgomovement.com/)
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To: Publius804

Well, so now hanging must be referred to as the h-word unless it is used in connotation with punishing the Bush administration?


6 posted on 08/08/2008 8:38:48 AM PDT by Always Right (Obama: more arrogant than Bill Clinton, more naive than Jimmy Carter, and more liberal than LBJ.)
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To: Publius804

Blumenthal is a moron trying to create news when it isn’t there... what’s next? All western movies are racist because the cattle thieves were hung?


7 posted on 08/08/2008 8:39:27 AM PDT by John123 (Obambi said that he has been in 57 states. I will now light myself on fire...)
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To: Tax-chick
How about just saying it’s about “vigilante justice”?

I didn't get that out of the song. The lines about gathering up a group of guys and going after criminals makes me think of Westerns where the Sheriff deputizes a bunch of townfolk to help him go after bandits or whatever.

8 posted on 08/08/2008 8:40:14 AM PDT by Citizen Blade ("Please... I go through everyone's trash." The Question)
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To: Tax-chick
How about just saying it’s about “vigilante justice”?

It's not even about that, really.

"It's time the long arm of the law put a few more in the ground."

Plus, Willie Nelson sings on that track--no one ever accused him of being a pro-lynching racist to the best of my knowledge. Willie's one of the few country singers who the left can tolerate.
9 posted on 08/08/2008 8:40:57 AM PDT by Antoninus (McCain/Palin in 2008!)
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To: Publius804
If they want to make it a race thing, they'll be surprised when they read the facts and stats: Lynching redefined in South Carolina [fr]

"Though they make up just 30 percent of the state's population, blacks account for 63 percent of the lynching charges, according to an Associated Press analysis of crime statistics.

"For every 1,000 blacks in South Carolina, 2.07 were charged with lynching, compared with 0.46 charged per 1,000 whites - meaning blacks are charged with lynching at 4 1/2 times the rate for whites."

10 posted on 08/08/2008 8:42:15 AM PDT by stainlessbanner
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To: Publius804
Actually if Max would take a look at the video that came out... it involves the cops catching perps.
11 posted on 08/08/2008 8:42:19 AM PDT by rhombus
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To: Tax-chick

That’s too neutral. Gotta have the racial element to keep the blacks “on the plantation” of voting for libs and keeping conservatives out of power.


12 posted on 08/08/2008 8:43:34 AM PDT by MrB (You can't reason people out of a position that they didn't use reason to get into in the first place)
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To: Citizen Blade; Antoninus

“Take all the rope in Texas
Find a tall oak tree, round up all of them bad boys
Hang them high in the street
For all the people to see”

That doesn’t sound like due process of law to me. Notice I didn’t say the song is strictly about vigilante justice, though, nor that it had anything to do with race.


13 posted on 08/08/2008 8:44:04 AM PDT by Tax-chick ("And the rum is for all your good vices.")
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To: Publius804

OK, don’t care what kind of reviews this movie gets; I’m going to go pay good money to see it!


14 posted on 08/08/2008 8:44:52 AM PDT by SAMS ("I may look harmless, but I raised a U.S. MARINE!" Army Wife & Marine Mom)
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To: MrB

I thought it was useful when we had a language with neutral, descriptive terms for which the definitions were understood. Now everyone gets to make up whatever meanings they like, so as to be Offended. Did somebody put the Red Queen in charge while I was napping? (Oh, wait ... was that racist, or homophobic?)


15 posted on 08/08/2008 8:46:00 AM PDT by Tax-chick ("And the rum is for all your good vices.")
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To: Tax-chick

AS an obscure law professor once said — “it is understood that there must be “due process”, the question is just how much process is due.”


16 posted on 08/08/2008 8:46:11 AM PDT by BenLurkin
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To: OCCASparky

This is stupid - and I don’t even like Toby Keith


17 posted on 08/08/2008 8:46:53 AM PDT by Emmett McCarthy
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To: BenLurkin

LOL! Well, yes.


18 posted on 08/08/2008 8:47:36 AM PDT by Tax-chick ("And the rum is for all your good vices.")
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To: Tax-chick

Maybe Keith wrote the word “black” in invisible ink, so that only liberal idiots like this blogger could read it?

Now I really have to see the movie!


19 posted on 08/08/2008 8:48:04 AM PDT by Tabi Katz
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To: Publius804
Sweet Jesus, liberals are just stupid.
20 posted on 08/08/2008 8:48:35 AM PDT by ejonesie22 (Bigoted Neanderthal Evangelicals support Eric Cantor for VP. Shalom.)
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To: Tax-chick

I think the video reveal Keith portraying a law enforcement official and Nelson his father and a retired law enforcement official. But actually, it is.....a SONG...for entertainment....it is a makebelieve song......they are not really advocating,,,in real life....hanging people.


21 posted on 08/08/2008 8:49:03 AM PDT by Texas Songwriter
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To: Publius804
Huffington Post blogger Max Blumenthal called the song an "ode to lynching" and said that "Colbert's studio audience clapped to the beat, blithely unaware that they were swaying to a racially tinged, explicitly pro-lynching anthem that calls for the vigilante-style hanging of car thieves and other assorted evildoers."

Oh STFU idiot!

I am so sick of this crap.

22 posted on 08/08/2008 8:49:28 AM PDT by Sue Perkick (And I hope that what I've done here today doesn't force you to have a negative opinion of me....)
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To: Publius804
Gangsta rap that calls for justice = progressive.

Country songs that call for justice = reactionary.

Morons.

23 posted on 08/08/2008 8:50:20 AM PDT by Zionist Conspirator ('Eykhah yashevah vadad ha`ir rabbati `am, hayetah ke'almanah . . .)
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To: Tabi Katz

The only thing idiots like Blumenthal do is create an audience for the movie.


24 posted on 08/08/2008 8:50:28 AM PDT by Publius804
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To: Publius804
Ted Rall is pro-lynching:

http://www.rall.com/inter04.htm (interview MOSH GESTAPO ZINE, 2-25-97)

"I don't think it's going to send people to the barricades to string up CEOs or anything. Unfortunately." - Ted Rall

25 posted on 08/08/2008 8:50:29 AM PDT by weegee (Hi there.)
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To: Tax-chick

Deconstructionism
A term tied very closely to postmodernism, deconstructionism is a challenge to the attempt to establish any ultimate or secure meaning in a text.

Basing itself in language analysis, it seeks to “deconstruct” the ideological biases (gender, racial, economic, political, cultural) and traditional assumptions that infect all histories, as well as philosophical and religious “truths.”

Deconstructionism is based on the premise that much of human history, in trying to understand, and then define, reality has led to various forms of domination - of nature, of people of color, of the poor, of homosexuals, etc.

Like postmodernism, deconstructionism finds concrete experience more valid than abstract ideas and, therefore, refutes any attempts to produce a history, or a truth.

In other words, the multiplicities and contingencies of human experience necessarily bring knowledge down to the local and specific level, and challenge the tendency to centralize power through the claims of an ultimate truth which must be accepted or obeyed by all.

http://www.pbs.org/faithandreason/gengloss/decon-body.html


26 posted on 08/08/2008 8:50:57 AM PDT by MrB (You can't reason people out of a position that they didn't use reason to get into in the first place)
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To: Publius804
The curious thing is that Keith, while definitely pro-WOT and pro-troop is otherwise, not all that right-leaning and IIRC, is actually a registered ‘rat.
27 posted on 08/08/2008 8:52:02 AM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: mnehrling
Whiskey for the men
Beer for the horses
Fruity mint swirl for the liberals
28 posted on 08/08/2008 8:52:48 AM PDT by Enterprise (Let all Democrats have a half vote. They deserve it!)
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To: Emmett McCarthy

I heard Toby Keith on Glenn Beck the other day.

The irony here; Toby Keith is a democrat and supports Obama. He likes McCain, too....”We have two of the best candidates in years” running for office, he quipped on Glenn’s show.


29 posted on 08/08/2008 8:53:05 AM PDT by july4thfreedomfoundation (Yes, Mr. Pickens, we CAN drill our way out of this.....)
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To: Joe 6-pack

Joe -

You are right Keith is basically a DLC type - good on guns and the troops but other than that he leans to the left.


30 posted on 08/08/2008 8:53:37 AM PDT by Publius804
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To: OCCASparky

“Another case of the “bitter” liberal elite pontificating on something of which they know less than nothing.”

Of course they know less than nothing about it. The song is about justice for the victims and we all know that justice is only for the “alleged” criminal. Don’t you know that victims are not really victims but deserved anything that happened to them? /sarc


31 posted on 08/08/2008 8:53:42 AM PDT by MissouriConservative (Never pick a fight with an ugly person; they've got nothing to lose.)
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To: Publius804

But songs by Snoop Doggie Poop and Ludacrisp are anthems for the delusional left


32 posted on 08/08/2008 8:57:37 AM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of the Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: Tax-chick
That doesn’t sound like due process of law to me. Notice I didn’t say the song is strictly about vigilante justice, though, nor that it had anything to do with race.

Well, that depends what your definition of due process is. The due process that exists today is positively byzantine compared to what existed even 100 years ago, let alone in the Old West.

Anyway, you're right to the extent that the song is ambiguous. It's certainly not worth the steam that Blumenthal is letting off about it.
33 posted on 08/08/2008 8:59:23 AM PDT by Antoninus (McCain/Palin in 2008!)
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To: mnehrling

What did Reagan say its not that libs are ignorant its that they know so much that isn’t so.


34 posted on 08/08/2008 9:01:50 AM PDT by MES401067
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To: Publius804

Blumenthal is just scared of real men who don’t live in Mom’s basement and wear jammies all day.


35 posted on 08/08/2008 9:03:38 AM PDT by 13Sisters76 ("It is amazing how many people mistake a certain hip snideness for sophistication. " Thos. Sowell)
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To: John123

Maybe Blumenthal ought to dust off his Dixie Chicks CD and take a listen to “Goodbye Earl.” I think he’d find the vigilante theme there for sure. Doubt he will get that upset about it, though.


36 posted on 08/08/2008 9:04:10 AM PDT by GraceCoolidge
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To: Joe 6-pack

I’ve had it! I can’t stand it anymore! I’ve labored in ignorance for too long! What is IIRC?


37 posted on 08/08/2008 9:07:16 AM PDT by Dionysius (Jingoism is no vice.)
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To: BenLurkin

38 posted on 08/08/2008 9:08:09 AM PDT by Doomonyou (Let them eat lead.)
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To: Publius804
I saw this smear the other day. Blumenthal was also on his high horse over at HuffPo (where else?) because Keith said in an interview that some black people think Obama “acts white,” which I'm sure is true, but Keith is not allowed to say such things.

Blumenthal jumps from there to saying that Keith's song advocates lynching - on the Colbert Report, no less.

Well I'm sure glad a whiner and fantasist like Blumenthal was able to set everyone straight.

39 posted on 08/08/2008 9:08:16 AM PDT by mojito
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To: Publius804

Well, well, well. This guy just admitted that the people of this country know how to take care of problems and the politicians and liberals don’t. Amazing what happens when the truth comes out.


40 posted on 08/08/2008 9:09:49 AM PDT by RC2
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To: Dionysius

IIRC = If I Recall Correctly


41 posted on 08/08/2008 9:11:00 AM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: Publius804

Call me cynical but this sounds like a manufactured controversy to drum up interest in his movie.


42 posted on 08/08/2008 9:12:48 AM PDT by DManA
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. . . blithely unaware that they were swaying to a racially tinged . .

Guess I'm just too dense. I read the words and I don't understand where ol' Max gets the "racially tinged" thing from. I'll have to assume it's Max and not me that is "racially tinged"!
BTW, no one has the right to not be offended, as this would destroy free speech. Oooops. that's what the liberals want to do!

43 posted on 08/08/2008 9:15:32 AM PDT by jeffc (They're coming to take me away! Ha-ha, he-he, ho-ho!)
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To: Texas Songwriter
But actually, it is.....a SONG...for entertainment....it is a makebelieve song......they are not really advocating,,,in real life....hanging people.

Of course not.

44 posted on 08/08/2008 9:17:48 AM PDT by Tax-chick ("And the rum is for all your good vices.")
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To: Dionysius
If I Recall Correctly.
45 posted on 08/08/2008 9:19:46 AM PDT by NCC-1701 (DRILL NOW. DRILL OFTEN. DRILL 24/7/365. PAY LESS. SUCK THE GROUND DRY.)
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To: DManA
Call me cynical but this sounds like a manufactured controversy to drum up interest in his movie.

So Toby Keith asked this loon to write this particular blog?

46 posted on 08/08/2008 9:21:40 AM PDT by Long Island Pete
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To: Texas Songwriter

“it is a makebelieve song”

How many times have you had a liberal quite a line from a movie or from a TV show? They have difficulty distinguishing make-believe from reality.


47 posted on 08/08/2008 9:24:28 AM PDT by TexanToTheCore (If it ain't Rugby or Bullriding, it's for girls.........................................)
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To: Long Island Pete

The big corporation that owns the song and his movie calls the division that owns the Huffington post and they talk. Is that so inconceivable?


48 posted on 08/08/2008 9:28:30 AM PDT by DManA
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To: mnehrling
We got too many gangsters doing dirty deeds

Perhaps the twit has confused "gangstER" with "gangstA", the latter the hallmark of a modern subculture which cannot spell and which also embraces lawless activity.

Perhaps the idea that that subculture is not limited to any particular race has escaped the writer, which is reflective of their personal prejudices, not any inherent the song.

Outlaws in the west were hanged regardless of race, creed, or color. It was an equal opportunity thing.

49 posted on 08/08/2008 9:32:46 AM PDT by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly.)
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To: Publius804

The liberals hate Toby Keith because he is a conservative and he is not bashful about it. He is a great supporter of our troops. They just don’t get it at all. Jerks.


50 posted on 08/08/2008 9:43:33 AM PDT by Tammy8 (Please Support and pray for our Troops, as they serve us every day.)
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