Skip to comments.Singer subs 'black anthem' for 'Star Spangled Banner'
Posted on 07/02/2008 4:24:41 PM PDT by kellynla
A singer who was to perform the "Star Spangled Banner" at the presentation of Denver Mayor John Hickenlooper's State of the City address yesterday substituted the "Black National Anthem" without notifying anyone, because she says as a black, she just doesn't feel American.
"I pulled a switcheroonie on them," Rene Marie said in a report in the Denver Post.
In a video of the event, Marie had been introduced by city council president Michael Hancock, who said she would sing the national anthem. Instead, she sang "Lift Every Voice and Sing," also known as the "Black National Anthem," to the tune of the "Star-Spangled Banner."
Audience members were bewildered, council members outraged and the mayor expressed his disappointment.
"We were as surprised as anyone that jazz singer Rene Marie did not sing our national anthem at today's State of the City ceremony, as our staff had requested. As I listened to her sing, I assumed she would eventually move into the traditional Star Spangled Banner," Hickenlooper said in a statement.
Council member Charlie Brown said, "There is no substitute for the national anthem. Period. This is the State of the City address. It's not an NAACP convention."
(Excerpt) Read more at worldnetdaily.com ...
"Show me just what Mohammed brought that was new, and there you will find things only evil and inhuman, such as his command to spread by the sword the faith he preached." - Manuel II Palelologus
Hope it gets more play, nationally.
Earlier story. Different title.
One of the most disgusting acts against America I have ever seen or heard.
it was on FoxNews earlier, but have not seen it on cnn
Thank you, Michelle Obama.
People get the government they deserve. Joseph deMaistre.
And when people become THIS freaking STUPID and inattentive to their freedoms, THIS is the candidate they deserve.
1 minute satirical Obama video here:
Hurry before some diversity loving (RIGHT!) Obamaniac at YouTube pulls it.
“I pulled a switcheroonie on them,” Rene Marie said ...
The Cactus Cuties - The National Anthem
....me too Marie.
“Black national anthem”.... (insert sound of grinding teeth here).
I’m REALLY sick of black racism.
I’m REALLY sick of blacks whining about racism.
If this person doesn’t feel “American” because they’re black, they’re just a demented, pathetic, indoctrinated IDIOT, who deserves NOTHING but contempt.
... unless, of course, we’re committing a “contempt crime” now...
Well, isn't she cuuuute.
What an idiot. I read about this yesterday (on FR) but I still haven't seen much sign that it's going to be widely known outside of Denver or FR.
Well, maybe we're just getting ready for Obama's Chocolate Presidency.
She must be a dues paying member of the keep the hate alive society of muckrakers and manure slingers .
Too many people make it as clear as this POS did by proving they do not want too ever be part of America they want America destroyed, dismantled and disemboweled.
.........but that is just my opinion on sorts like this persons piss poor performance and look and me self aggrandizing effort too show herself too be a total ass that can;t be trusted too do what she was asked too do and agreed too do. A real statement as too the reliability of folks bent on “changing” America to fit their individual needs and wants vs making America better every day for all it’s citizens !
Doom on those that do such !
I would like to believe that no relationship exists between this act and Obama’s candidacy. However, a little voice in my head is telling me that if we see more of this kind of stuff over the next few months, such a relationship is probably real.
She’s just a lying witch.
Calling it an artist’s choice doesn’t cancel the lie.
She has no honor.
I’m glad she feels she’s not an American because I feel the same about her.
To Rene Marie,
that`s why Liberia was created, so malcontents such as your self can leave the USA.
SO GO BACK TO AFRICA.
I certainly would not have kept my hand over my heart as some did...
She likes our country as much as Michelle Obama. If Obama wins, these America haters will come out of the woodwork.
This is just a sample of what we’re in for in post-racial America.
Not her. Instead of heading back to Africa, she would rather stay in the US and hate whitey.
I just heard on KABC that the black national anthem was played at graduation at Antelope Valley HS. The caller said they played that before the real one.
Switcheroonie? Rene, you’re a bitcheroonie.
Preview of what’s to come with Obama as President.
She probably did it for the specific intent of provoking racial comments from the right, even though the real issue is her disgracing the Star Spangled Banner and the nation by singing some Black Liberation Theology/racist/Marxist song in its place.
My thoughts too.....she feels empowered.
Re Germans who left Germany when they no longer felt German.... I hear that.
My ancestors were from Norway — emigrated legally to NY and then Northern Illinois, learned English fast as they could, and changed their Norwegian surname to an “English sounding name” because “We are living in an English speaking country.” This was in, oh, about 1906!!!!
You can be sure these people were not flying the Norwegian flag nor singing any Norwegian anthems. They were Americans now, and proud of it.
As a friend of mine (a Democrat who doesn’t know what on earth to do about this election) says: “If Obama gets elected it’ll be non-stop chicken and watermelon in that White House for his term and I don’t want to send that message.”
Sounds racist, I know -— and that was from a lifelong Democrat.
Jonny, Netizen and RK, if you haven't seen this already, take a look at this nonsense. Someone invited to sing the National Anthem at the State of the City event in Denver sucker punches everyone by singing the "Black National Anthem" instead -- to the tune of the real "Star Spangled Banner."
The anarchists and nihilists must be ecstatic today because each one does what is right in his or her own sight. If you’re asked to sing the national anthem, you can substitute anything you please, not tell anyone, and no one can say a thing. Everyone in the world should affirm your decision no matter who else is in the audience or what else they expected to hear.
No more rules or even expectations anymore, you can do whatever you want whenever you want. The values of the godless are now on full display.
May the Lord have mercy on all the backward souls. They surely have no idea what they’re doing. May He have mercy on the rest of us because utter chaos will certainly be the result.
If Miss Rene doesn’t feel like an American anymore, just leave and go somewhere else where you are more comfortable. I hear Africa is very nice this time of year and you’ll see a lot of YOUR people there. You may NOT get to take your American money with you but hey, you don’t feel like you belong here anyway.
"After I'm elected.....I'll pull a switcheroonie on them!"
the b***h has a website
This is nothing new. When I was in high schoolin PG County Maryland, the “Black” national anthem frequently replaced the National Anthem at assemblies etc. I nearly got my butt kicked for not standing up for it. Regardless, I always stayed seated when they played that crap. Going to a black public school will show you who the real racists in America are.
I fear you are right. With Obama we will see more black racist talk. There will be “white Taxes” on people visiting Black inner cities and moves to have black votes count as two to every white vote (one of Clinton’s friends really advocated this). Reparations are coming too and moves to make this song equal to the Star Spangled Banner. I fear that far from uniting us—Obama will divide the USA into two waring camps of Blacks vs Whites.
“One of the most disgusting acts against America I have ever seen or heard.”
You ain’t seen nothing yet. What should we think of the fact that Congress still does not allow increased drilling for oil while people on minimum wage are losing their jobs simply because they can’t afford the gasoline bill?
Basterdizing the national anthem is bad enough but ruining people’s livelihood is far worse.
There will come a day again, when people like this are dragged outside and shot. I hope I live to see it.
It already is.
That is ridiculous. I hope they didn’t pay her as she was hired to sing the National Anthem. She thinks she was just so cute as evidenced by her little quote, I pulled a switcheroonie on them, Rene Marie said.
Funny, they didn't mention Lucy, Snoopy, and Peppermint Patty's opinions.
Funny thing is, that the song was originally a celebration of Lincoln freeing the slaves. Not even the same tune.
One of this POS’s “artistic” things is to insert lyrics from different songs into originals.
Council member Charlie Brown is the only sane one left on the council.
Every time some shifter-brains opens their mouth like
this, it sinks their cause a little bit more.
Keep up the good work and please feel free to go where
you “might” be more welcome.
“A singer who was to perform the “Star Spangled Banner” at the presentation of Denver Mayor John Hickenlooper’s State of the City address yesterday substituted the “Black National Anthem” without notifying anyone, because she says as a black, she just doesn’t feel American.”
This is a free country and she is free to leave if she doesn’t like it here.
She did sound awful. I didn’t think she kept the tune of the Star Bangled Banner. I don’t know what it sounded like. Crap is one word that comes to mind though.
They never do. They just like to destroy this one.
Yeah. So cute. So proud of her little stunt. She even resorted to using childish language. "Switcheroonie." Where's my barf bag when I need it.
If you don’t feel American,sweetie then you’ll surely have no problem swapping passports with a citizen of Senegal,Mali,Zimbabwe or some other African nation.That way both you and the African will feel you got a good deal and,I’ll wager,the newly minted US citizen will show his/her appreciation by being a far better citizen than you ever dreamed of being.
She should be asked to sing at the democRAT national convention then. It will make great GOP campaign ads.
Gee, another liberal mayor of another liberal city (and state) just discovered that when you lay down with dogs, you get up with fleas.
If you don’t feel like an American, find out where you do feel at home and live there.
Of course you may find that things there aren’t any better depending on where you choose to go.