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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 doesn’t 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 And yes, he does have a website:
  • 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 “President’s Own” U.S. Marine Band helped kick off the grand finale of the National Anthem Project here yesterday. The “President’s Own” U.S. Marine Band plays patriotic songs during the National Association for Music Education’s National Anthem Project’s 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 | 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 ^ | 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.