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  • Semi-News Classic Goes Viral

    10/19/2008 10:35:57 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 3 replies · 530+ views
    Arizona Republic ^ | 18 Oct 2008 | Richard Ruelas
    A "Semi-News" satire published Oct 27, 2007 has circled the globe an uncounted number of times since, undergoing mutation in the process. The bits focused on Obama's stance regarding the American flag: Obama Explains National Anthem Stance Hot on the heels of his explanation for why he no longer wears a flag pin, presidential candidate Senator Barack Obama was forced to explain why he doesnt follow protocol when the National Anthem is played. According to the United States Code, Title 36, Chapter 10, Sec. 171, During rendition of the national anthem when the flag is displayed, all present except those...
  • Obama Cancels National Anthem At Rally

    Obama's disdain for the National Anthem is nothing new. So perhaps it won't bother you that he canceled the anthem at his political rally in order to free up more time for yet another worshipful speaker to sing his praises.
  • "Black national anthem" causes stir at Hick[Denver rayor] speech

    07/01/2008 9:07:57 PM PDT · by Jonah Johansen · 84 replies · 798+ views
    The Denver Post ^ | 7-1-2008 | By Christopher N. Osher
    As Denver dignitaries gathered today for Mayor John Hickenlooper's State of the City address, City Council President Michael Hancock introduced singer Rene Marie to perform the national anthem. But that's not what she did. Instead, Marie performed the song "Lift Ev'ry Voice and Sing," which also is known as the "black national anthem." When she finished, the proceedings moved forward, and the "Star-Spangled Banner" was never performed.
  • "Black National Anthem" causes stir at Hick speech

    07/01/2008 4:13:18 PM PDT · by BulletBobCo · 108 replies · 379+ views
    The Denver Post ^ | 07/01/2008 | Christopher N. Osher
    As Denver dignitaries gathered today for Mayor John Hickenlooper's State of the City address, City Council President Michael Hancock introduced singer Rene Marie to perform the national anthem. But that's not what she did. Instead, Marie performed the song "Lift Ev'ry Voice and Sing," which is also known as the "Black National Anthem." When she finished, the proceedings moved forward, and few seemed to notice that the Star Spangled Banner was never performed. One who did notice was Councilman Charlie Brown, and he took to local talk radio Tuesday afternoon to blast the lack of the nation's anthem at the...
  • Scott's Grave

    02/13/2008 9:51:38 PM PST · by thelastinkling · 3 replies · 83+ views
    The Duncan Hunter Grass Revolt ^ | 2-24-08 | SK Johnson
    Dreamers are silly little characters are they not? They always show up at the wrong time. Too late. They always wake up several hours after when they are most needed
  • Amazing National Anthem at Fenway Park - Crowd Helps Autistic Singer

    11/27/2007 1:38:40 PM PST · by txzman · 104 replies · 764+ views
    YouTube ^ | 11/27/2007 | YouTube
    Click here to go to the video on YouTube.
  • 7 year old sings National Anthem - Anthony Gargiula (youtube video)

    11/24/2007 3:19:14 PM PST · by lowbridge · 16 replies · 210+ views
    7 year old Anthony Gargiula sings National Anthem at a Siena College Basketball game in Albany New York http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sR2rvxSUr7w And yes, he does have a website: http://www.singeranthonyg.com/http://www.singeranthonyg.com/singeranthonygargiula/2007/01/anthony_sings_n.html
  • Obama Irritated by Internet Photo

    11/16/2007 10:10:01 AM PST · by Winged Hussar · 115 replies · 178+ views
    Associated Press ^ | 11/7/07 | Associated Press
    <p>Barack Obama complained on Wednesday about an Internet photo that claims the Democratic presidential candidate didn't hold his hand over his heart during the Pledge of Allegiance.</p> <p>"This is so irritating," Obama said when asked about the photo in Muscatine, Iowa.</p>
  • National Anthem Project Concludes With Grand Finale Events

    06/15/2007 4:39:10 PM PDT · by SandRat · 3 replies · 270+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Samantha L. Quigley
    WASHINGTON, June 15, 2007 In the shadow of the Washington Monument, with its 50 American flags snapping in the breeze, the Presidents Own U.S. Marine Band helped kick off the grand finale of the National Anthem Project here yesterday. The Presidents Own U.S. Marine Band plays patriotic songs during the National Association for Music Educations National Anthem Projects grand finale at the Washington Monument on Flag Day, June 14, 2007. The project is a multiyear effort to re-teach Americans The Star-Spangled Banner. Photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Molly A. Burgess, USN(Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available....
  • The Star Spangled Banner (video)

    06/11/2007 6:11:05 AM PDT · by LucyJo · 18 replies · 1,916+ views
    I came across this little girl's video on You Tube. Her name is Jaycie - that's all I know about her, other than the fact that she brought tears to my eyes while I watched her sing the national anthem. It was taped in December of 2006, at a minor league hockey game, according to the source. This is my first vanity, although I signed up at FR in 2003. July 4th is coming up. I wanted to share this with all of you, because it thrills the heart that Jaycie represents countless American little ones who are being brought...
  • Taiwan anthem played for China officials (diplomatic gaffe in Grenada at stadium opening)

    02/03/2007 7:51:30 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 32 replies · 914+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 2/3/07 | Linda Straker - ap
    ST. GEORGE'S, Grenada - A diplomatic gaffe marred Saturday's inauguration of a China-financed stadium on this Caribbean island when a band performed the national anthem of Chinese rival Taiwan. Chinese Ambassador Qian Hongshan and scores of blue-uniformed Chinese laborers who built the $40 million Queen's Park stadium as a gift were visibly uncomfortable as Taiwan's anthem echoed inside the 20,000-seat venue. Describing it as a blunder, Grenada Prime Minister Keith Mitchell pledged an investigation into how the Royal Grenada Police Band could have prepared the anthem of Taiwan instead of China. China and Taiwan split in 1949 amid a civil...
  • Awesome National Anthem Best Ever

    01/31/2007 10:06:46 AM PST · by dleecomeback07 · 36 replies · 2,954+ views
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tvpxVE_kQXg&mode=related&search= | Me from YouTube
    I thought I'd share this. Whitney Houston at the Super Bowl that year didn't even come close. And nobody sings it like Wayne Messmer. I was at the game. In fact you sort of see part of me holding the No Flag Burner sign.
  • Teachers win suit over forced anthem singing

    09/22/2006 3:42:06 AM PDT · by sakka · 2 replies · 239+ views
    Reuters ^ | September 21nd, 2006 | REUTERS
    TOKYO (Reuters) - A Japanese court ruled in favor of teachers who objected to being forced to sing the national anthem at school events, saying the Tokyo Metropolitan government's orders to do so infringed upon freedom of thought. The surprise ruling comes as conservative lawmakers, including Shinzo Abe, poised to become prime minister next week, seek to put more patriotism into classrooms in an effort to revive a Japanese sense of identity they see as lacking in modern-day society.
  • America the Beautiful (Happy birthday, Tony Bennett)

    08/03/2006 10:05:44 AM PDT · by Merciful_Friend · 244+ views
    RightWingBob.com ^ | 08/01/2006 | RWB
    America the Beautiful ...5:53 pm After playing Tony Bennett’s record, Rags To Riches, on his XM radio show, Bob Dylan said, “I heard a story once about Tony. They wanted him to sing the national anthem at the nineteen and sixty-one Preakness. He didn’t want to. He said, ‘I don’t know. Bombs burstin’ in air are just not my thing.’ Way to go, Tony.” That’s not exactly something that RWB would have chosen to say
  • The Japanese National Anthem

    06/11/2006 5:08:08 PM PDT · by G. Stolyarov II · 3 replies · 409+ views
    RisingSunofNihon ^ | June 11, 2006 | Dr. Bill Belew
    Do you want to embarass a Japanese? Ask him to sing Japan's national anthem. It is indeed a real sleeper. It is old - no problem with that - but it is also outdated. Its title is Kimigayo. The words can be translated something like - "May you reign for a 1000 happy years Rule on lord/friend/lover till the pebbles by age grow and unite to great rocks with moss all over its strong sides." Doesn't that give you goose bumps? Problem is - it became somewhat of a nationalistic and militaristic anthem, and the lord came to represent the...
  • Servicemembers Sing National Anthem at 90th Indy 500

    05/29/2006 11:02:12 AM PDT · by SandRat · 5 replies · 397+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Samantha L. Quigley
    INDIANAPOLIS, May 28, 2006 With the stands crowded for the 90th running of the "Greatest Spectacle in Racing," five servicemembers stood atop the Victory Podium to sing the national anthem before the race today. Coast Guard Petty Officer 1st Class Lisa Taylor, Army Sgt. Jennifer Castle, Navy Petty Officer 3rd Class Landon Crissup, Marine Gunnery Sgt. Remayl L. Shaffer-Hardy, and Air Force Staff Sgt. E. Justin Allen talk with local reporters in Indianapolis before the 90th running of the Indianapolis 500. Photo by Samantha L. Quigley(Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. Air Force Staff Sgt. E. Justin...
  • Bush Losing the Immigration Debate

    05/13/2006 12:56:02 PM PDT · by forty_years · 237 replies · 4,119+ views
    War to Mobilize Democracy, LLC ^ | May 13, 2006 | Andrew L. Jaffee
    President Bush plans to address the nation on Monday night at 8 PM to con the American public into buying into his ludicrous immigration policies. His approval ratings are at an all-time low, with only 31% of Americans approving of his job performance, while "68% believe the United States is worse off today than it was before Mr. Bush became president." Bush's immigration policies would open the floodgates to illegals, and Americans do not approve -- and it looks like the Senate agrees. Another poll shows support for the House's tough and very sensible immigration legislation, HR 4437: ...69 percent...
  • Impatient Senators Target Borders, Anthem

    05/09/2006 5:47:47 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 14 replies · 763+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 5/9/06 | Suzanne Gamboa - ap
    WASHINGTON - In a warm-up for next week's immigration debate, impatient senators flirted with the fringes of the issue with separate bills to crack down on border tunnel builders and insist that the national anthem be sung in English. A compromise that would protect most of the estimated 12 million illegal immigrants from being deported faltered in the Senate in April. Senators, however, were unwilling to wait to express their disdain for a recently released version of the national anthem in Spanish or to delay legislation for imprisoning smugglers convicted of digging tunnels under the U.S.-Mexican border. The Senate approved...
  • Bush's Spanish "not that good"

    05/04/2006 10:31:04 AM PDT · by gwb43_2004 · 24 replies · 790+ views
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The White House on Thursday disputed an account of President George W. Bush singing the U.S. national anthem in Spanish during the 2000 presidential campaign, saying his Spanish is not that good.
  • First lady disagrees with husband Bush on US anthem in Spanish

    WASHINGTON (AFP) - First Lady Laura Bush broke with husband President George W. Bush, saying she found nothing wrong with a new Spanish-language version of the US national anthem, "The Star-Spangled Banner." "I don't think there's anything wrong with singing it in Spanish," Bush told CNN television in an interview.
  • Freep a poll!(How do you feel about the Spanish-language national anthem)

    05/03/2006 12:55:44 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 34 replies · 906+ views
    SVHerald.com ^ | 5-3-06 | Sierra Vista Herald
    How do you feel about the Spanish-language version of the U.S. national anthem, which was released on April 28? Supportive. Undecided. Against. Outraged.
  • (reprise for my 50,000th FreeRepublic reply) DFU SONG: The FReeper Anthem

    11/15/2005 6:33:33 AM PST · by doug from upland · 17 replies · 404+ views
    DFU SONGS | 11-15-05 | Doug from Upland
    MIDI - DO YOU HEAR THE PEOPLE SING - scroll down the site for the MIDI Can you hear the FReepers sing We lift our voices to the sky And we are swearing to our God That we will all live free or die Many brave men gave their lives So that this nation could be free If we will stand and fight We honor their memory England ruled from afar until the brave among them said We won't accept the tyranny, we'll show them kings are dead So they grabbed their weapons and fought and America's born Can...
  • Atlanta's anthem debuts

    10/25/2005 6:31:10 AM PDT · by rattrap · 10 replies · 1,078+ views
    Atlanta Journal Constitution Website ^ | 10/25/05 | SHANE HARRISON
    Atlanta is youthful. Atlanta is funky. Atlanta can move. Or that's the impression you get from "The ATL," the city's theme song that debuted during last night's Monday Night Football hoopla. It won't be everybody's cup of Coke. It's more song than jingle. It's got the bounce and feel that's come to be associated with Atlanta's chart-dominating R&B and hip-hop music scene and a chant-friendly chorus -- "I love the A-T-L, I love the A-T-L" -- that seems tailored for crowd singalongs. Brand Atlanta commissioned the anthem, which was written by in-demand music and film producer and Georgia native Dallas...
  • All Four Stanzas

    07/06/2005 10:56:26 AM PDT · by yoe · 45 replies · 5,090+ views
    Pure Water Gazette ^ | July, 1995 - 2005 | Isaac Asimov
    Introductory Note. Unless you're already well acquainted with our "national anthem," this interesting piece by the late Isaac Asimov will be an eye-opener. It was for me. It's especially appropriate at a time when there is much talk of tossing out this difficult-to-sing and difficult-to-comprehend old song in favor of something that better suits Ray Charles' voice. You'll understand the song much better after you read Mr. Asimov's explanation.--Hardly Waite, Gazette Senior Editor.I have a weakness--I am crazy, absolutely nuts, about our national anthem. The words are difficult and the tune is almost impossible, but frequently when I'm taking a...
  • Looking For Super Bowl National Anthem

    05/28/2005 3:28:36 AM PDT · by WVMountaineer · 11 replies · 485+ views
    I am looking for the National Anthem from Super Bowl 29 It was sung by Kathy Lee Gifford.
  • Leadership a family trait

    12/09/2004 7:23:48 PM PST · by Lonesome in Massachussets · 2 replies · 195+ views
    Beacon (Acton, MA) ^ | December 9, 2004 | Barry Harsip
    Leadership a family trait To the editor: This has nothing to do with Bobby Abare's running or ,even his throwing. It has, nothing to do with Larry's catching or his running. It does not have anything to do with their father, Lou, who is an assistant coach of the AB [Acton Boxborough] Colonials and former Pop Warner coach who coached most of the senior class through Pop Warner. No, this highlight has to do with Bob Abare (grandfather to the boys and Lou's father). Last Tuesday at the Newton North High School Playoff football game, prior to the game, an...
  • Hamas holds competition to select movement's anthem

    10/21/2004 8:33:19 PM PDT · by Stoat · 47 replies · 711+ views
    Haaretz (Israel) ^ | October 22, 2004 | Arnon Regular
    Hamas holds competition to select movement's anthem By Arnon Regular, Haaretz Correspondent Hamas announced Thursday a competition for composing an official anthem for the movement. The deadline for submission of entries is in December. Activists say the anthem will be sung at the movement's rallies and will compete with the famous Palestinian anthem "Biladi Biladi", identified with the PLO. Since its founding, Hamas has made use of many songs, but none of them has been adopted as an official anthem. "In recognition of the role of an anthem in expressing principles, hopes and ideas, and the manner...
  • All Four Stanzas

    07/04/2004 10:26:51 PM PDT · by FreedomCalls · 10 replies · 906+ views
    The Pure Water Gazette ^ | March 1991 | Isaac Asimov
    All Four StanzasBy Isaac Asimov I have a weakness--I am crazy, absolutely nuts, about our national anthem.The words are difficult and the tune is almost impossible, but frequently when I'm taking a shower I sing it with as much power and emotion as I can. It shakes me up every time.I was once asked to speak at a luncheon. Taking my life in my hands, I announced I was going to sing our national anthem--all four stanzas.This was greeted with loud groans. One man closed the door to the kitchen, where the noise of dishes and cutlery was loud...
  • 'Star-Spangled Banner' returns to Vermont radio station

    04/16/2004 2:56:33 AM PDT · by prisoner6 · 13 replies · 245+ views
    Atlanta Constitution Journal ajc.com ^ | 04/16/04 | ANNE WALLACE ALLEN
    'Star-Spangled Banner' returns to Vermont radio station By ANNE WALLACE ALLENAssociated Press Published on: 04/16/04 MONTPELIER, Vt. &mdash; Listeners who want to hear "The Star Spangled Banner" by dawn's early light have persuaded a Vermont radio station to resume daily broadcasts of the national anthem.Angry listeners bombarded radio host Peter Ferrand with complaints after he stopped playing the anthem each day at 6 a.m. on WRSA-AM in St. Albans in northwestern Vermont. Snip... and summary of remaining article... Ferrand, who started at the station in February, goes on to claim he didn't know it was supposed to be played...callers tell...
  • Waltzing Matilda gets World Cup go-ahead

    09/08/2003 7:50:05 AM PDT · by presidio9 · 9 replies · 275+ views
    Reuters ^ | Fri Sep 5
    Australian fans are delighted after the International Rugby Board gave the go-ahead for "Waltzing Matilda" to be sung before Wallabies' matches at the World Cup. Reuters Photo Australian Prime Minister John Howard led a chorus of dismay after the IRB ruled last month that only a country's national anthem could be sung before Cup games. But after considering a request from the Australian Rugby Union, IRB directors meeting on Friday decided to let Matilda rip at the tournament in Australia starting on October 10. "(We) recognise the importance and significance of Waltzing Matilda to the Australian nation," the IRB said....
  • The Public-Private Ethical Distinction

    08/20/2003 6:14:10 AM PDT · by G. Stolyarov II · 5 replies · 325+ views
    The Rational Argumentator ^ | August 15, 2003 | G. Stolyarov II
    "Civilization is the progress toward a society of privacy. The savage's whole existence is public, ruled by the laws of his tribe. Civilization is the process of setting man free from men." Thus declared Howard Roark in Ayn Rand's The Fountainhead. In the context of this statement, the private-public distinction is employed not in politicoeconomic terms (which are, however, derivative), but in an individual, ethical sense, pertaining to the objectively correct atmosphere which one should experience in and away from the company of other men. Any rational treatise, including this one, will undertake a definition of terms prior conducting their...
  • Officials Apologize Over Anthem Failure

    07/21/2003 10:27:09 PM PDT · by Cultural Jihad · 4 replies · 349+ views
    Reuters ^ | July 21, 2003
    Officials Apologize Over Anthem Failure BARCELONA (Reuters) - Embarrassed world swimming championship officials apologized to the U.S. team Sunday after their national anthem failed to play during the medal ceremony for the victorious women's 4x100 freestyle relay team. Natalie Coughlin, Lindsay Benko, Rhiannon Jeffrey and Jenny Thompson stood facing the Stars and Stripes after receiving their gold medals waiting in vain for the anthem to play. The large crowd at the Palau Sant Jordi pool also waited patiently, then began hand clapping and finally whistling as officials struggled off-stage to fix the problem. After about five minutes, the large U.S...
  • Rare Anthem Comic Book Cover

    07/08/2003 3:17:20 PM PDT · by RJCogburn · 28 replies · 450+ views
    Ed Hudgins, Washington director of The Objectivist Center, recently acquired an unusual item: a rare copy of the June 1953 issue of Famous Fantastic Mysteries, a graphic novel that featured a reprint of Ayn Rands novelette Anthem. With Eds permission, were happy to reproduce here the (somewhat lurid!) cover page of this rare graphic novel.
  • Let's Compare the Israeli National Anthem to the Palestinian Authority one

    07/04/2003 2:20:10 AM PDT · by yonif · 12 replies · 348+ views
    COMPARE NATIONAL ANTHEMSIsrael: "To be a free people in our land ..."Palestinian Authority: "Palestine is my fire, Palestine is my revenge ... With the resolve of the winds and the fire of the guns ... I will live as a guerrilla, I will go on as guerrilla, I will expire as guerrilla"National Anthem of Israel:While yet within the heart - inwardly The soul of the Jew yearns, And towards the vistas of the East-eastwards An eye to Zion looks. It is not yet lost, our hope, The hope of two thousand years,To be a free people in our land...
  • U.S. Anthem Booed at Confederations Cup

    06/22/2003 12:50:44 PM PDT · by SamKeck · 22 replies · 272+ views
    HeraldTribune.Com ^ | Jun 22, 2003 | Ronald Blum, AP Sports Writer
    LYON, France For the second straight game, fans at the Confederations Cup booed when the "The Star-Spangled Banner" was played before the United States took the field. The whistling sounded louder at Saturday night's 1-0 loss to Brazil than it was before the Americans lost to Turkey 2-1 on Thursday in Saint-Etienne. "I think it's disrespectful," U.S. coach Bruce Arena said. "We respect the national anthem of every country, so I was disappointed with that." U.S. players said the whistling disturbed them. Forward Landon Donovan was among the more outspoken American players after Thursday's game and again was angered. "It's...
  • Radio Address by the President to the Nation, 6-14-03

    06/14/2003 10:33:57 AM PDT · by Salvation · 10 replies · 317+ views
    WhiteHouse.gov ^ | 6-14-03 | George W. Bush
    For Immediate ReleaseOffice of the Press SecretaryJune 14, 2003 President's Radio Address Audio THE PRESIDENT: Good morning. June 14th is Flag Day, which commemorates the date in 1777 when the Continental Congress officially made the Stars and Stripes the symbol of America. The founders declared that the 13 stars gracing the original flag represented "a new constellation," just as America represented new hope and new light for mankind. Over the past 226 years, our flag has been a symbol of freedom wherever it flies. It inspires hope in people suffering under tyranny or terror. It welcomes immigrants from every land...
  • Teen Singer Forgets Words To National Anthem (Gets Rescued in Fine Way)

    04/28/2003 4:07:47 PM PDT · by FreeRadical · 44 replies · 4,156+ views
    NBC5.com ^ | 4/28/03 | NBC5.com
    PORTLAND, Ore. -- The Blazers beat Dallas 98-79 in Game 4 of their NBA playoff series on Sunday, but that's not the only thing Portland head coach Maurice Cheeks had to be proud of. Prior to the game, Cheeks went to the rescue of 13-year-old Natalie Gilbert, who froze up and forgot the words to the national anthem before a nationally televised audience. Video: National Anthem Amnesia After she faltered and shot a pleading look toward the sideline, Cheeks went to her side and began to sing the song with her. Despite the fact that he was off-key and couldn't...
  • Trail Blazers Coach Commits an Amazing Act of Compassion.

    04/28/2003 2:07:09 PM PDT · by flying Elvis · 26 replies · 383+ views
    aol news | April 28, 2003 | unknown
    (April 28) - Portland Trail Blazers coach Maurice Cheeks may not be able to carry a tune. But, to one young singer, his is the voice of an angel. Natalie Gilbert was selected to sing "The Star-Spangled Banner" at a nationally televised NBA Western Conference playoff game Friday night. She took her place alone at midcourt as the crowd that packed Portland's Rose Garden Arena stood in excitement and anticipation. The 13-year-old did fine for the first few lines. Then, somewhere around the "twilight's last gleaming," she forgot the words. She closed her eyes and shook her head. She appeared...
  • The National Anthem is not a Spectator Sport!

    03/25/2003 4:19:18 PM PST · by zencycler · 40 replies · 4,711+ views
    vanity | self
    I seem to remember going to baseball games when I was younger, and the announcer would say: "Ladies and Gentlemen, please rise and join us in singing the National Anthem" Thousands of citizens rose from their seats, hands over their hearts, and no matter who was performing, mostly all would sing along. Tall and short, old and young, loud and soft, talented and tone deaf - it didn't matter - the crescendo of voices blending across the stadium was inspiring, and adding my own developing voice to this patriotic choir was a joyful, and a character building experience. Or maybe...
  • UC leaves out flag, anthem

    09/09/2002 11:09:58 AM PDT · by Tumbleweed_Connection · 9 replies · 248+ views
    Examiner ^ | 9/6/02 | NICK DRIVER
    "The Star Spangled Banner" might be sung and Old Glory might be waved on the UC Berkeley campus during a remembrance ceremony on Sept. 11 -- just don't expect campus organizers to encourage that sort of thing. "Flags promote nationalism," says Graduate Assembly president Jessica Quindel, one of the people responsible for picking student speakers for the main show at Sproul Plaza at noon. "We are steering away from singing the national anthem or handing out red, white and blue ribbons because they are political and exclusionary." The decision to exclude the flag and anthem from the official remembrance program...
  • Save the National Anthem

    07/14/2002 12:30:46 PM PDT · by Former Fetus · 8 replies · 457+ views
    myself
    Let's defend our national anthem. Having been born in a foreign country, I delighted myself going to the U.S. embassy to stare at the marines that stood guard in full dress uniform. In the summertime my parents would take the family to the mountains, but once every 4 years I had another glimpse at America. I would faithfully watch the finals for all olympic events, so as not to miss the playing of the American anthem. As I stared at the U.S. flag I could wishful dream that it was mine!Let's move forward some 30 years to today. I was...
  • Cup Final Delayed As Anthem Booed (France)

    05/11/2002 2:31:20 PM PDT · by blam · 43 replies · 542+ views
    Ananova ^ | 5-11-2002
    Cup final delayed as anthem booed The start of the French cup final has been delayed for 20 minutes after the national anthem was booed by some spectators. An angry President Jacques Chirac demanded an apology. He ordered the game be halted until the French Football Federation apologised. "It's inadmissible and unacceptable ... (that) France be humiliated by a gesture of this nature," said Chirac, who was present for the match between Lorient and Bastia. The two teams returned to the dressing room for about 20 minutes. Federation president Claude Simonet said his organisation "presents its apologies to France because...
  • Americans Boo O Canada Anthem During Toronto Raptors Game

    04/25/2002 9:07:18 AM PDT · by GulliverSwift · 18 replies · 786+ views
    Raptors stand on guard for Canadian anthem By LORI EWING -- Canadian Press TORONTO -- Childish. Stupid. Lacking in class. The Toronto Raptors, every one an American, had nothing good to say about fans who booed O Canada in Detroit on Sunday night. Game 1 of the opening playoff round between the Raptors and the Detroit Pistons took a nasty turn before the game had even begun on Sunday, when the capacity crowd at the The Palace of Auburn Hills booed O Canada. "That was pretty sad," Raptor forward Jerome Williams said after practice Monday. "That was something I wouldn't...