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  • MLB attendance is DOWN, and rebuilding teams are getting hit HARD

    05/12/2019 4:19:37 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 100 replies
    Yahoo Sports ^ | May 1, 2019 | Chris Cwik
    If two rebuilding teams play a baseball game and no one was there to watch, did the game actually happen? The Chicago White Sox and Baltimore Orioles put that to the test with a doubleheader Wednesday. If Game 1 was any indication, fans didn’t seem interested to watch two noncompetitive clubs go at it.
  • It's time for the fat lady to sing, link to kate smith

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  • God Bless America, First Radio performance, Armistice Day November 10, 1938, Kate Smith

    11/10/2014 8:52:23 AM PST · by bigbob · 8 replies
    Youtube ^ | 5-16-11 | Andy Brattain via Youtube
    "This is the original FIRST broadcast radio performance of God Bless America by Irving Berlin as introduced by Kate Smith on November 10, 1938. She later recreated it for the Warner Bros. film but this is the actual debut.
  • Veterans Day Remembrances

    11/11/2018 9:14:42 AM PST · by Retain Mike
    November 11, 2018 | Se;lf
    Kate Smith Sings God Bless America Ronal Reagan Honors Kate Smith with Medal of Freedom The Ball Turret Gunner Nobody really wanted to be in a ball turret. This Plexiglas ball hanging from the bottom of the bomber was one of America’s latest innovations in warfare. An ingenious piece of machinery built by the Sperry Corporation, the ball turret was a heavily armed bubble just big enough to hold a grown man – but only on the small side. It had room for the gunner and its two fifty-caliber machine guns – and little else. The extremely cramped...
  • Yankees Fans Call for Boycott After Ban of Kate Smith’s ‘God Bless America’

    05/12/2019 11:43:28 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 45 replies
    Breitbart ^ | May 12,2019 | WARNER TODD HUSTON
    Yankees fans are calling for a boycott in response to the team’s banning of Kate Smith’s version of God Bless America. The team ditched the late singer’s rendition after a they learned Smith had also sung some controversial songs about blacks back in the 1930s. According to the New York Post Yankees fans have been bombarding social media with a multitude of criticism for the team’s decision to ban the singer from Yankee Stadium. For instance, one fan wrote, “boycotting the Yankees until Kate Smith is back, otherwise I am kissing a half century of loyalty goodbye.” Die-hard Yankees fan...
  • Kate Smith, “God Bless America,” Latest Targets of PC Police

    04/29/2019 3:54:55 PM PDT · by detective · 10 replies
    The New American ^ | 29 April 2019 | Dave Bohon
    For decades belt-it-out popular singer Kate Smith (shown on right) was considered the embodiment of the uniquely American cultural phenomenon that combines wholesome entertainment with patriotism and love of country. Smith’s rendition of Irving Berlin’s classic “God Bless America,” which she first recorded in 1939, turned the song into a patriotic anthem that has inspired generations of Americans. But Smith, who enjoyed a 50-year career and the esteem of fans all over the world before her death in 1986, has become the latest target of PC gumshoes ever on the lookout for evidence that individuals either past and present have...
  • American Legion: Kate Smith statue removal an ‘attack on veterans,' petition to move to Wildwood

    04/26/2019 10:16:44 AM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 30 replies
    NJ.Com ^ | 04/25/2019 | Jeff Goldman
    Wildwood’s American Legion post has joined the Jersey Shore town’s mayor in offering to provide a new home for the Kate Smith statue taken down by the Philadelphia Flyers last weekend amid concerns over racist lyrics in songs she recorded decades ago. “Since the removal of the statue, tens of thousands of comments have been posted to social media disagreeing with the decision of the Philadelphia Flyers,” the petition from American Legion Post 184 reads. “Veterans in Wildwood support the mayor’s plea to move the statue and have created this petition to show the statue’s owners just how much we...
  • Whose past is more racist: Kate Smith's or the New York Yankees'?

    04/24/2019 7:19:12 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 26 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 04/24/2019 | By Neil Braithwaite
    The New York Yankees Major League Baseball franchise took Kate Smith's rendition of "God Bless America" off its seventh-inning stretch playlist when its managers learned of the singer's "history" of racism. Evidently, as reported in the New York Daily News, Kate Smith recorded a song and video in 1939 with blatant racist content. In today's political climate in America, just as happened with Kate Smith and the N.Y. Yankees organization, if anyone or anything's past can be presumed in any way as racist, there is usually immediate condemnation and some sort of action taken to make things right for the...
  • Kate Smith statue gone from Xfinity Live!

    04/21/2019 9:29:22 AM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 62 replies
    MSN ^ | 04/21/2019
    First she was covered up. Now, apparently she is gone. The bronze statue of the late singer Kate Smith has apparently been removed from outside Xfinity Live! as the Flyers looked into racist lyrics she sang. Talk radio host Tony Bruno tweeted around 9:30 this morning that the statue was gone and posted video.
  • Kate Smith’s ‘God Bless America’ out at Yankee Stadium over racist songs

    04/19/2019 7:19:31 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 67 replies
    NY Post ^ | 4/18/19
    The Yankees have decided to no longer run Kate Smith’s version of “God Bless America” during their seventh-inning stretch because of Smith’s affiliation with songs that carried racist lyrics. Most famously, Smith sang a 1931 song, “That’s Why Darkies Were Born,” which opened: “Someone had to pick the cotton, Someone had to pick the corn, Someone had to slave and be able to sing, That’s why darkies were born.” The song, which has been called a satirical take on racism, was a big hit for Smith, and also was recorded by Paul Robeson. When the Yankees last month became aware...
  • Flyers cover Kate Smith statue, dump ‘God Bless America’ over racist songs

    04/19/2019 8:16:43 AM PDT · by LavaDog · 103 replies ^ | 19 April 2019 | Rob Tornoe
    The Flyers are scrubbing connections with famed singer Kate Smith as the team investigates racist lyrics in several of her songs. That includes covering a bronze statue of Smith that stands outside Xfinity Live! and removing her iconic recording of “God Bless America” from their playlist. “We have recently become aware that several songs performed by Kate Smith contain offensive lyrics that do not reflect our values as an organization,” the Flyers said in a statement. "As we continue to look into this serious matter, we are removing Kate Smith’s recording of 'God Bless America’ from our library and covering...
  • Yankees dump Kate Smith’s ‘God Bless America’ from rotation over singer’s racist songs

    04/18/2019 4:33:00 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 90 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | Apr 18, 2019 | Stefan Bondy
    The Yankees have taken a stand against racism for their seventh-inning stretch. For 18 years, Yankee Stadium regularly used Kate Smith’s 1939 recording of “God Bless America” in the middle of the seventh inning. But they ditched it altogether this season, replacing Smith’s rendition with different versions of the song. Why? As the Daily News learned, the Yankee were made aware of Smith’s history of potential racism.
  • A Tale of 2 Singers and More Triggering 'Racism'

    04/25/2019 5:25:32 PM PDT · by OddLane · 13 replies
    WorldNetDaily ^ | 4/24/19 | Jack Cashill
    As singers, Kate Smith and Paul Robeson have something in common. They each recorded the song, “That’s Why Darkies Were Born.” At, Paul Mulshine accurately describes the song as “written from a standpoint of sympathy for Southern blacks,” which helps explains why Robeson, a black communist, sang the song as well. To read the lyrics is to understand how perverse is an out-of-nowhere attack on the beloved Ms. Smith. “Someone had to fight the Devil/ Shout about Gabriel’s Horn/ Someone had to stoke the train/ That would bring God’s children to green pastures/ That’s why darkies were born.” Substitute...
  • How the Left Rubs Salt in the Nation’s Wounds

    04/30/2019 6:08:06 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies ^ | April 30, 2019 | Rober Knight
    Kate Smith, famous for “God Bless America,” has become the latest American to be jammed down the memory hole. The singer, who died in 1986 at age 79, sang the semi-national anthem, most famously at baseball games, especially Yankee Stadium, which began regularly playing the recording during the seventh-inning stretch after 9/11. It invariably elicited tears and a sense of unified purpose. But upon learning that Ms. Smith sang a song called “Pickaninny Heaven” and “That’s Why Darkies Were Born” in the early 1930s, the Yankees announced an end to the tradition, as did the Philadelphia Flyers hockey team, which...
  • Wake Me When We’re Woke Enough

    04/25/2019 4:15:42 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 21 replies ^ | April 25, 2019 | Chris Stigall
    We’ve clearly got it good as a nation. Economic growth is robust. Joblessness has never been lower. The stock market is roaring. We live in relative peace. There’s very little to complain about these days. Which is why we had to travel back to the 1930s to find a problem. Apparently, it’s Kate Smith. I moved to Philadelphia nearly a decade ago and attended my first Flyers game shortly after. The sold-out crowd was fired up. It was a great atmosphere. Then, the pre-game festivities began. The overhead scoreboard, center-ice played a grainy video of what appeared to me to...
  • Yankees fans threaten boycott after ban of Kate Smith’s ‘God Bless America’

    05/12/2019 6:13:35 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 40 replies
    New York Post ^ | May 11, 2019 | By Dean Balsamini
    Kate Smith’s rendition of “God Bless America” has been scrapped at Yankee Stadium, but Bronx Bomber fans are going to bat for her over allegations of racism. Smith’s niece, Suzy Andron, told The Post she is “honored” by the groundswell of support for the late singer among fans and media. Smith’s niece, Suzy Andron, told The Post she is “honored” by the groundswell of support for the late singer among fans and media. “Most are solidly behind the positive notion that this is a misunderstanding by a few people who took two or three of her songs [out of 3,000...
  • In Defense of Kate Smith

    04/26/2019 7:14:44 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 50 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | April 26, 2019 | Cal Thomas
    The long arm of the PC police has reached back to the ’30s and arrested, prosecuted, and sentenced the late singer Kate Smith. Smith, who popularized Irving Berlin’s song “God Bless America” and was a female pioneer in early television, recorded songs that today in hindsight are viewed as racist. An old friend, Harry Covert, writes to recall the early days of black-and-white TV when he (and I) watched Smith’s television program. Covert remembers one show interrupted by a news bulletin announcing the attempted assassination of Harry S. Truman by militant Puerto Rican activists. He notes that today’s Puerto Ricans...
  • Former MLB Player & Marine Rsv Rick Monday Saves The American Flag (43rd Anniversary)

    04/25/2019 1:54:35 PM PDT · by CaliforniaCraftBeer · 17 replies ^ | April 25, 2016 | Tracy Ringolsby
    "What I knew was what they were doing was wrong then, and it's wrong today," said [Rick] Monday. "I had a lot of friends who lost their lives protecting the rights and freedoms that flag represented. I'm not sure what I was thinking, except I was angry and I started to run after them. It is the way I was raised growing up in Santa Monica, [Calif.], and it was reinforced by my six years in the Marine Reserves," he said. Monday said the crowd suddenly began to sing "God Bless America."...(with video)
  • If We Cancel Kate Smith, We Must Cancel The New York Yankees

    04/23/2019 11:54:55 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 33 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 04/23/2019 | David Marcus
    It was announced this week that both the New York Yankees and the Philadelphia Flyers would stop using their traditional recorded version of Kate Smith singing “God Bless America” during their games. This happened after it surfaced that Smith had performed songs now considered racist during during her hey day in the 1930s. The Flyers, with whom Smith is more closely aligned as the good luck charm for their 1974 Stanley Cup run, even removed a statue of her from the Philadelphia sports complex. In a brilliant monologue, sports commentator Jason Whitlock broke down the absurdity of these moves. The...
  • Wildwood Mayor Says Kate Smith’s ‘God Bless America’ Will Continue To Play On Boardwalk (NJ)

    04/23/2019 5:51:19 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 32 replies
    CBS Philly 3 ^ | April 22, 2019 | By Kimberly Davis
    WILDWOOD, N.J. (CBS) – While the Philadelphia Flyers will stop playing Kate Smith’s “God Bless America” at games following racism allegations, one Jersey Shore mayor said Monday he will continue to play her song on the boardwalk. Wildwood Mayor Ernie Troiano told The Dom Giordano Program on WPHT 1210 that Smith’s rendition of “God Bless America” will continue to be played on the boardwalk every morning. “I’m just a small-town mayor and I look at what’s happening to the world and it’s amazing how everyone wants to rewrite history, no one wants to allow history to be an educator to...