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  • The national anthem from today's UK-UNC game will give you chills

    12/13/2014 8:46:29 PM PST · by Republican Wildcat · 22 replies
    cn|2 - KSTV ^ | 12/13/2014
    The matchup between UK and North Carolina is special every year, but today’s national anthem will give you chills. This is what it sounds like when 24,000 people sing together.
  • Heartwarming Video: Canadian hockey fans finish Star Spangled Banner after singer’s mic cuts out

    11/21/2014 2:26:40 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 49 replies
    Hotair ^ | 11/21/2014 | Guy Benson
    We interrupt this week’s deluge of executive amnesty and Grubergate coverage to bring you this heartwarming Friday afternoon palate cleanser. First, some brief background, from HuffPo: They may be our biggest rivals on the ice, but when it comes to honouring our American neighbours, Canadians don’t pass up on the opportunity to chime in. The video, filmed Nov. 18, shows the opening of the Toronto Maple Leafs vs. the Nashville Predators hockey game. When Canadian singer Michelle Madeira began the American national anthem, her microphone failed. So what did the Canadian crowd do? They picked up right where she...
  • NBA Cavaliers' Dion Waiters Informs Media That He Is Muslim, Plans to Skip National Anthems

    11/09/2014 12:52:04 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 98 replies
    Northeast Ohio Media Group ^ | November 7, 2014 | Chris Haynes,
    Dion Waiters informs Northeast Ohio Media Group that he is a Muslim and plans to skip national anthems • Update: Dion Waiters clarifies remarks about his pregame ritual, will be there for anthems DENVER, Colo. – Prior to the Cavaliers getting set to take on the Utah Jazz on Wednesday, one of their players was missing from the pregame opening events. Dion Waiters was nowhere to be found when the national anthem was being sung. He was absent when the starting lineups were introduced. It was the first game of the season that he was coming off the bench. He...
  • Waiters denies skipping anthem for religious reasons; stands for it Friday

    11/08/2014 11:09:27 AM PST · by Kazan · 29 replies
    CBS Sportsline ^ | 11/7/2014 | Matt Moore
    UPDATE: There has been a Twitter denial (from Waiters), which is strange because the original story used a direct quote: Cleveland Cavaliers guard Dion Waiters told Cleveland.com he recently informed Cavs ownership that he is Muslim and that he will abstain from joining his team during the national anthem, doing so Wednesday night in Utah -- though Waiters did stand with the Cavs during Friday's anthem at Denver. On Wednesday, the first game Waiters was coming off the bench for Cleveland, he was not on the floor during the anthem or when the starters were introduced. Waiters told the Northeast...
  • Hardy Perennial: Some Prog Sissy Whines that the Star Spangled Banner is Too Militaristic

    09/15/2014 5:50:28 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    Ace of Spades HQ ^ | September 15, 2014 | Ace
    In Politico Magazine, but discussed at the National Review. Our anthem is too militaristic? Um, we're not even in the top fifteen. Here are the first few stanzas of the French national anthem. I've bolded my favorite parts. Let's go children of the fatherland, The day of glory has arrived! Against us tyranny's Bloody flag is raised! (repeat) In the countryside, do you hear The roaring of these fierce soldiers? They come right to our armsTo slit the throats of our sons, our friends! (Refrain) Grab your weapons, citizens! Form your battalions! Let us march! Let us march!Let their impure...
  • Francis Scott Key's Fourth Stanza

    09/15/2014 8:46:54 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 09/15/2014 | Thomas McGinley
    Two hundred years ago today, it was the unlikely convergence of a physician and a lawyer that produced the most recited poem in American history. Its inspiration occurred just a few miles from Fort McHenry, located in Baltimore’s Inner Harbor, the site of one of our nation’s most important military conflicts. [SNIP] Key, not surprisingly gloats over the failure of the British in the third stanza which was mostly dropped after they became our allies in the 20th century. But the poem/song’s most powerful stanza is its last.  In the fourth stanza Key proclaims the primary reason for the republic’s...
  • 'Star-Spangled Banner': Anthem was once a song of drinking and sex

    09/14/2014 5:18:53 PM PDT · by shove_it · 59 replies
    LATimes ^ | 13 Sep 2014 | Michael Muskal
    ~snip~ Key was on a British ship, part of a U.S. delegation to negotiate a prisoner release. He was kept on board to prevent the American forces from being tipped off about the forthcoming bombing by the British. He was allowed to return to Baltimore on Sept. 14 and was so inspired by the U.S. pluckiness that he wrote a poem, "Defence of Fort M'Henry," which he published on Sept. 20, 1814. ~snip~ Neither Key's early hymn nor the Barbary War is widely taught in American schools anymore (except for the reference in the Marines’ Hymn: “To the shores of...
  • Politico Lead Story: 'Is It Time to Ditch the Star-Spangled Banner?'

    09/14/2014 4:44:39 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 71 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | September 13, 2014 | Tom Blumer
    There is apparently no more important story or issue right now at the Politico than Ted Widmer's question about our national anthem: "Is It Time to Ditch the Star-Spangled Banner?" It is currently the lead item at the web site, complete with a huge picture of the American flag. The "beheading by ISIL of a British aid worker" and Wisconsin's court-granted ability to implement voter-ID in the fall elections are both apparently less important. - See more at: http://newsbusters.org/blogs/tom-blumer/2014/09/13/politico-lead-story-it-time-ditch-star-spangled-banner#sthash.B4XsZOqY.dpuf
  • On its 200th anniversary, five myths about ‘The Star-Spangled Banner’

    09/14/2014 11:45:13 AM PDT · by Whenifhow · 42 replies
    http://www.washingtonpost.com/ ^ | Sept 11, 2014 | Steve Vogel
    This weekend marks the 200th anniversary of the writing of “The Star-Spangled Banner.” Over the years, many debates have surrounded the national anthem — involving its meaning, its quality and the circumstances under which Francis Scott Key came to write it. Before you hear “Oh say, can you see” at the next ballgame or school assembly, make sure you’ve dispelled these myths first. 1. ‘The Star-Spangled Banner’ was written about an insignificant battle in an insignificant war. The nation’s future was at stake in 1814, with the US on the brink of defeat in the third year of the War...
  • O Say Can You See? Celebrating 200 years of 'The Star-Spangled Banner'

    09/13/2014 4:44:37 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 32 replies
    Fox News.com ^ | September 13, 2014 | Jane Hampton Cook
    “O say can you see . . . ?” is the famous question Francis Scott Key asked 200 years ago when he wrote “The Star-Spangled Banner,” our national anthem. What comes to mind when you hear those lyrics? How do they stir your patriotic soul? Key wanted you to see what he saw, hear what he heard and feel what he felt. O say, can you? We can remember that the British military burned the White House and U.S. Capitol on Aug. 24, 1814. British Rear Admiral George Cockburn, who set Washington ablaze, believed there wasn’t a “place on the...
  • Francis Scott Key (born 235 years ago, today)

    08/01/2014 8:09:14 AM PDT · by Brown Deer · 5 replies
    YouTube ^ | Nov 26, 2007 | RockbridgeAcademy
    A short documentary from Rockbridge Academy on the author of America's "Star Spangled Banner". Produced by ADG Creative. Francis Scott KEY American lawyer, author, and amateur poet, from Georgetown, who wrote the lyrics to the United States' national anthem, "The Star-Spangled Banner" Born: on August 01, 1779 in Carroll County, Maryland, USA Died: on January 11, 1843 in Baltimore, Maryland, USA Francis Scott Key was born to Ann Phoebe Penn Dagworthy (Charlton) and Captain John Ross Key at the family plantation Terra Rubra in what was Frederick County and is now Carroll County, Maryland. His father John Ross Key was...
  • 13 Most Over-The-Top Diva Renditions Of The National Anthem

    07/04/2014 7:21:01 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 75 replies
    MTV ^ | 07/04/2014 | by John Walker
    With today being the Fourth of July and all, I feel it’s my civic duty to unite us, if but for a short time, with the one act of blind patriotism we can all get behind: counting down the most over-the-top, overwhelming renditions of the national anthem, as performed by Whitney Houston, Beyoncé, Lady Gaga, Mariah Carey, and the rest of your favorite divas of pop music. (In no particular order, of course, so please don’t tweet me death threats. Thanks!) To clarify, by national anthem I mean “The Star-Spangled Banner” only. (As in, the actual, official national anthem.) That...
  • Star Spangled Banner sung in a minor key

    04/30/2014 8:44:31 PM PDT · by Eccl 10:2 · 21 replies
    dump.com ^ | 4/30/2014 | Chase Holtholdic
    Cool and haunting but very respectful version of our National Anthem sung in a minor key.
  • Kentucky All State Choir - National Anthem - Hyatt Louisville 2013

    02/07/2014 2:23:09 PM PST · by lowbridge · 11 replies
    youtube ^ | february 7, 2013
    Every night of the All State Choir conference at about 11pm, everyone comes out to the balconies of the 18 story Hyatt hotel to sing the National Anthem :)
  • Super Bowl National Anthem 2014: Highlights of Renee Fleming's Rendition

    02/03/2014 9:34:08 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 34 replies
    The Bleacher Report ^ | 2-2-14 | Matt Fitzgerald
    Renowned operatic soprano Renee Fleming did a beautiful, unique rendition of "The Star-Spangled Banner" before kickoff of Super Bowl XLVIII Sunday, Feb. 2, between the Seattle Seahawks and Denver Broncos. Fleming was a polarizing selection to sing the American national anthem because of her style. The precedent has been to have pop stars do their take on the historic tune. Often the piece can become glamorized, with too much ornamentation, vocal runs or spins of originality. To deliver an epic performance on this grand of a stage at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J., it took nothing more than Fleming's...
  • Opera singer Renee Fleming chosen to sing anthem at Super Bowl

    01/27/2014 7:10:03 AM PST · by rhema · 48 replies
    Wash. Post ^ | Jan. 22, 2014
    Renée Fleming has hit some important pop-culture markers in the past few months. In September, she went on David Letterman’s show to sing the Top Ten list. Now, she’s going to sing the national anthem at the Super Bowl. Musical attention at the Super Bowl usually focuses on the halftime show, but since this kind of attention is so rare in classical music these days, and since Fleming is the first opera singer ever to be accorded this, well, honor, the announcement has caused quite a stir.
  • National Anthem - Star Spangled Banner in "hard rock"

    01/12/2014 3:00:48 PM PST · by workerbee · 21 replies
    A link sent to me by a family member. A unique rendition of the national anthem and worth the listen, IMO.
  • ESPN panelist: Why are we playing a war anthem like “Star-Spangled Banner” before sporting events?

    11/08/2013 8:36:37 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 72 replies
    Hot Air ^ | November 8, 2013 | Allahpundit
    Via the Blaze, a possible sneak preview of the left’s next sports-related cause celebre once they’re done making “Redskins” unfit for polite conversation among the enlightened. To be clear, it’s not all pre-game patriotic music that this guy objects to, just the national anthem, and not because it’s the national anthem but because it’s a “war anthem.” The theory, I gather, is that the glory of victory in sports reflects on the song, which in turn reflects on the subject of the song, which in turn conditions people to think that war is awesome and a big game. But all...
  • ESPN Analyst: 'Star Spangled Banner' a 'War Anthem,' Shouldn't Be Played Before Games

    11/08/2013 5:54:51 AM PST · by PROCON · 99 replies
    breitbart ^ | Nov. 7, 2013 | Ben Shapiro
    On ESPN’s Around the Horn, frequent guest Kevin Blackistone of the Dallas Morning News said that football games should not include the singing of the national anthem beforehand, as that added to the “military symbolism.” He actually called the Star-Spangled Banner a “war anthem.” Blackistone was addressing controversy over Northwestern University’s American flag-themed football uniforms, designed to raise money for the Wounded Warriors Project. In a show segment titled “Buy or Sell,” Blackistone said that he would “sell” the uniforms:
  • The Moment a Soccer Crowd Turns a National Anthem SNAFU Into a ‘Chilling’ Example of Patriotism

    09/30/2013 1:40:51 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 18 replies
    http://www.theblaze.com/ ^ | september 30, 2013 | Jonathon M. Seidl
    During Friday’s Sporting KC Major League Soccer game, technical difficulties plagued what was supposed to be a performance by Dr. Cameron Smith. His moment to shine was thwarted by a faulty public address system and two misbehaving microphones. So that’s when the fans in Kansas City decided to step up and deliver a rousing rendition of the song themselves. The result? As one person who caught it on video put it, “chilling.”
  • National Anthem- NFL Kickoff

    09/06/2013 7:58:01 PM PDT · by SMCC1 · 36 replies
    Youtube ^ | 9/5/2013 | NBC
    Posting for two reasons... 1. Beautifully done...no stylizations or runs. (also, yeah I watched some of The Voice this year and knew this kid would win) and 2. Anyone else notice some of the players not exactly being respectful as the anthem was being sung, i.e. Ravens players jumping around on the sideline, no hands over heart.
  • Switzerland to Replace 'Psalm'-Like National Anthem With a Secular One

    08/09/2013 9:38:36 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 38 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 08/09/2013 | Stoyan Zaimov
    Switzerland announced a national competition this week that will search for a new national anthem to replace its current one, which government officials say has too many references to God and is too old-fashioned. "The real problem is above all the text," said Lukas Niederberger, who is part of the Swiss Society for Public Utility (SGG), the completion organizer in charge of looking for a new anthem. "Officially the anthem is a psalm, a prayer, but of course we have an open society, religiously neutral. We have atheists, no single god, so this anthem is a difficulty," he told BBC...
  • Anthem singer at NBA Finals target of racial slurs [2,500 Media Articles About 24 Twitter Posts]

    06/15/2013 5:24:19 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 86 replies
    An 11-year-old Latino boy whose singing of the national anthem at the NBA Finals set off a barrage of racist tweets earned a roaring ovation in an encore performance before Game 4 between the San Antonio Spurs and Miami Heat on Thursday night.
  • Sarah McLachlan sings US and Canadian National Anthems

    05/20/2013 2:33:25 PM PDT · by MarkBsnr · 38 replies
    Youtube ^ | Jan 21, 2013 | hgfdsaalk
    This shows one of the very best renditions of both the Canadian and American National Anthems. At a hockey game. In Vancouver. No mangling allowed.
  • Singer performs 'Star-Mangled Banner' at hockey game in Canada

    05/20/2013 7:50:45 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 42 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 19, 2013 | Fox News Staff
    Halifax Mooseheads goaltender Zachary Fucale turns away a shot with the help of defenseman Austyn Hardie as Portland Winterhawks center Brendan Leipsic presses sduring the first period of a junior hockey Memorial Cup game Saturday, May 18, 2013, in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Liam Richards) Jazz singer Alexis Normand garnered a penalty before a Saturday hockey game in Canada after slashing “The Star-Spangled Banner,” SI.com reports. Normand delivered an unforgettable version of America’s national anthem during a Memorial Cup round-robin game between the Halifax Mooseheads and the Portland Winterhawks in Saskatoon. According to SI.com, Normand made it through...
  • Madison Rising - The Star Spangled Banner

    05/04/2013 5:02:46 PM PDT · by Bratch · 5 replies
    YouTube ^ | May 24, 2012 | Madison Rising
    Published on May 24, 2012 Available on iTunes at http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/star...Available at Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/The-Star-Spangl...Other music by Madison Rising: http://www.amazon.com/Madison-Rising/... Visit the Madison Rising store at: http://www.madisonrising.com/store.php Oh, say can you see By the dawn's early lightWhat so proudly we hailed At the twilight's last gleamingWhose broad stripes and bright stars Thru the perilous fight,O'er the ramparts we watched Were so gallantly streamingAnd the rocket's red glare, The bombs bursting in airGave proof through the night That our flag was still thereOh, say does that star-spangled banner yet waveO'er the land of the free and the home of the brave Because...
  • Beyonce forced the U.S. Marines to fake it to.

    01/22/2013 6:44:23 PM PST · by GlockThe Vote · 41 replies
    BI ^ | 1/22/2013 | Geofrrey Ingersoll
    So not only did Beyoncé lip sync her performance, but she essentially forced the Marine Corps band to pretend to be playing their instruments. Kristin DuBois, a spokesperson for the band, said "the Marine Band did perform live throughout the ceremony but we received last-minute word that Beyoncé wanted to use the recording.” Jessica Chasmar of the Washington Times writes: The Marine Corps Band has confirmed that it, along with Beyonce Knowles, faked Monday’s national anthem at President Obama’s second Inaugural. Band director Colonel Michael J. Colburn conducted the Star-Spangled Banner energetically, but the band members were actually mimicking blowing...
  • Beyonce lip-synced 'The Star Spangled Banner,' Marine Corps Band says

    01/22/2013 12:49:50 PM PST · by dennisw · 36 replies
    .foxnews ^ | 1=22
    Halfway through her rendition of "The Star Spangled Banner" at President Barack Obama's inauguration on Monday, Beyonce dramatically did away with the earpiece that singers use to hear themselves and their bands in a live setting. One viewer likened it to the gutsy move Luke Skywalker made in the dramatic chase scene in the original "Star Wars," tweeting: "Taking out the earpiece is Luke turning off the targeting system in the Death Star trench." But now a rep for the United States Marine Band says Beyonce was not even singing the song live. She was lip-syncing. The rep said that...
  • High School Hockey Teams Told to Dump National Anthem

    11/12/2012 10:07:25 AM PST · by massmike · 27 replies
    http://radio.foxnews.com ^ | 11/12/2012 | n/a
    Nearly 200 high school hockey teams in Pennsylvania have been advised to eliminate the national anthem because it takes too much time to perform and costs too much money. “We are recommending the national anthem not be played or sung or whatever it is,” Ed Sam, commissioner of the Pennsylvania Interscholastic Hockey League told Fox News. “It has absolutely nothing to do with patriotism at all. That’s the furthest thing from the truth.” Schools were notified of the directive in an email from the PIHL. He said teams are only allotted a certain amount of time to play matches. Sam...
  • MLB Playoffs: A's v. Tigers

    10/09/2012 2:41:10 PM PDT · by Cletus.D.Yokel · 26 replies
    My Sister ^ | 09OCT2012 | V.Nitty
    Y'all, watch the start of the game tonight for the National Anthem. My neice's husband is featured. He's really good.
  • Old pledge of allegiance and national anthem Banned, New Adopted.

    09/21/2012 9:35:10 AM PDT · by DanMiller · 3 replies
    Dan Miller's Blog ^ | September 21, 2012 | Dan Miller
    This breaking news is brought to you by CONS (Combined Obama News Services). By Executive Order, President Obama today adopted a New Pledge of Allegiance for the Nation and made recitation of the old version unlawful. He also adopted a new and better National Anthem for us. The New Pledge of Allegiance. After much thought, President Obama made another gutsy call to advance his vision of a New Reality for America. His idea perhaps grew from a small seed planted in his fertile mind by an e-mail his beautiful First Lady sent, appropriately dated September 11, 2012, entitled "Pledge to...
  • Awesome: Usain Bolt Stops Interview During American National Anthem (Watch the video)

    08/06/2012 9:05:31 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    Townhall ^ | 08/06/2012 | Kate Hicks
    I warned you all that I love the Olympics (maybe a little too much), but this is a story worth sharing. While American Sanya Richards-Ross was accepting the gold medal for winning the 400-meter dash, Usain Bolt, the amazingly fast Jamaican man who won the 100-meter dash, was giving an interview. And instead of continuing to talk over the Star-Spangled Banner, he turned around, pointed at the flag, and indicated to the reporter that he would like to watch in silence. Watch: CLICK ABOVE LINK FOR THE VIDEO So cool. As much as I love watching the USA take the...
  • Francis Scott Key 1780-1843 (Happy Birthday)

    08/01/2012 9:42:30 AM PDT · by GSWarrior · 3 replies
    Francis Scott Key was a respected young lawyer living in Georgetown just west of where the modern day Key Bridge crosses the Potomac River (the house was torn down after years of neglect in 1947). He made his home there from 1804 to around 1833 with his wife Mary and their six sons and five daughters. At the time, Georgetown was a thriving town of 5,000 people just a few miles from the Capitol, the White House, and the Federal buildings of Washington. But, after war broke out in 1812 over Britian's attempts to regulate American shipping and other activities...
  • Terribly Slow and Awful National Anthem

    07/29/2012 6:28:51 PM PDT · by Dallas59 · 12 replies
    Youtube ^ | 7/29/2012 | Youtube
    WARNING GRAPHIC AUDIO/VIDEO LINK HERE!
  • Madison Rising - The Star Spangled Banner (very cool rendition)

    07/03/2012 10:26:46 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 8 replies
    The band is hoping to get one million people to view its rock version of the “Star Spangled Banner” by November 6th (election day). Also, group members are encouraging fans to download the music file and to add it to their music collections and mp3 players.
  • Bill Press Hates Our National Anthem, With Its 'Military Jargon' and 'Home of the Brave' Stuff

    06/07/2012 4:27:51 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 32 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | 06/06/2012 | By Tim Graham
    If it wasn’t odd enough for MSNBC weekend talker Chris Hayes to feel great discomfort at the idea of calling our war veterans “heroes” because it was too warlike, on Tuesday’s Full Court Press on Current TV, lefty Bill Press said he finds “The Star-Spangled Banner” is just embarrassing because of the “military jargon” in it and the idea that somehow we live in the “land of the brave,” as if nobody else is grave. Not only is it apparently “absolutely, monumentally unsingable,” Press proclaimed, “But it’s an abomination. First it ranges two octaves most people can only do...
  • Current TV’s Bill Press: Star-Spangled Banner ‘stupid’ and ‘embarrassing’

    06/06/2012 7:38:08 AM PDT · by CaptainKrunch · 113 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 06/05/2012 | Jeff Poor
    This probably won’t win liberal radio talk show host Bill Press any fans on the right.On his Tuesday radio show simultcasted on Current TV, Press admitted that he is on a crusade to “get rid” of the national anthem, “The Star-Spangled Banner,” mostly because it is “un-singable.” But he also admitted that he knew he would be criticized for espousing this view.“This is a pet-peeve of mine — no, it is more serious than that,” he said. “It’s more than a pet-peeve. It is a major crusade of mine, a major cause of mine and that is, to get rid...
  • Carolina Panthers’ Jeremy Shockey Slams Houston Texans Players for Poor National Anthem Etiquette

    12/19/2011 4:30:08 AM PST · by nhwingut · 36 replies
    The Blaze/AP ^ | 12/19/11 | Billy Hallowell
    HOUSTON (The Blaze/AP) — Carolina Panthers tight end Jeremy Shockey criticized members of the Houston Texans for not putting their hands over their hearts during the national anthem, calling their inaction “kind of offensive.” Shockey says he saw “about 10 players” who didn’t do the traditional gesture when the anthem is played, and he told some of them how he felt during Carolina’s 28-13 victory. “I was pretty upset in the way they weren’t showing respect to America during the national anthem,” Shockey said. “This is America and you should at least give respect to America.”
  • AND DON'T FORGET THE WORDS (Star Spangled Banner)

    12/01/2011 6:01:18 AM PST · by shortstop · 13 replies
    boblonsberry.com ^ | 12/01/11 | Bob Lonsberry
    Just sing the song. This is an open letter to anybody who has the honor of publicly performing the Star Spangled Banner. Just sing the song. Don’t disrespect it, or your country, by turning a moment to honor the United States into an opportunity for you to show off. Because when you sing this song, it’s not about you, it’s about the song. Don’t ever forget that. And don’t go along with the current trend of turning the National Anthem into a glitzy star vehicle for so-called artists trying to get publicity and sell records. Because it’s become embarrassing. You...
  • Texas students refusal to say Mexican pledge, national anthem starts controversy

    11/27/2011 6:19:24 PM PST · by GeronL · 58 replies
    KHOU ^ | Nov 22 | Brad Watson
    RIO GRANDE VALLEY, Texas - Every day students in Texas public schools pledge allegiance to the flags of the United States and Texas. But when a teacher in a Rio Grande Valley high school assigned students to stand and pledge allegiance to the Mexican flag and sing Mexico's national anthem, one student refused. The resulting controversy has one East Texas lawmaker wanting changes in the state's curriculum on how culture and patriotism are taught in schools. 15-year-old Brenda Brinsdon entered her sophomore year at McAllen ISD's Achieve Early College High School just wanting to do well in her classes.
  • Why Being American Is Awesome: Jim Cornelison's National Anthem on 9-11-11

    09/12/2011 8:43:16 AM PDT · by 20 years too late · 14 replies
    http://www.youtube.com ^ | 9-11-2011 | self
    An awe-inspiring rendition of the Star Spangled Banner by Jim Cornelison on the 10th anniversary of 9-11. This took place as the Bears hosted the Falcons on the NFL's opening season.
  • Sept 11 NFL Tribute on Fox.

    09/12/2011 7:37:16 AM PDT · by Winstons Julia · 5 replies
    Youtube. ^ | 09/11/11 | obsessedwithsports
    Video of yesterday's tribute at Soldier Field.
  • Indiana College Bans "Too Violent" National Anthem

    08/26/2011 11:56:23 AM PDT · by rjsclassics · 25 replies
    NBC Washington ^ | Greg Wilson
    First it banned the words, now the whole song. Tiny Goshen College in Indiana has banned the "The Star Spangled Banner: at all sporting events because the Mennonite school's president considers the National Anthem's words to be too violent. The 1,000-student school had already banned the words last year, but the band could still play the music for patriots in attendance. Now, the school has banned the song entirely, according to NBC Sports. The school’s board of directors told college President Jim Brenneman to “find an alternative to playing the National Anthem that fits with sports tradition, that honors country...
  • The Star Spangled Banner Lyrics By Francis Scott Key 1814

    07/04/2011 4:51:41 PM PDT · by US Navy Vet · 19 replies
    USA Flag Site ^ | 1814 | By Francis Scott Key
    Oh, say can you see by the dawn's early light What so proudly we hailed at the twilight's last gleaming? Whose broad stripes and bright stars thru the perilous fight, O'er the ramparts we watched were so gallantly streaming? And the rocket's red glare, the bombs bursting in air, Gave proof through the night that our flag was still there. Oh, say does that star-spangled banner yet wave O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave? On the shore, dimly seen through the mists of the deep, Where the foe's haughty host in dread silence reposes,...
  • MARINE STUNS A TEA PARTY WITH THE FOURTH VERSE OF THE STAR SPANGLED BANNER

    07/04/2011 9:00:28 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 26 replies
    YouTube ^ | June 5, 2010
    This is awesome
  • National Anthem Has Four Great Stanzas

    07/04/2011 6:38:57 AM PDT · by quintr · 13 replies · 1+ views
    Francis Scott Key
    NATIONAL ANTHEM -- STAR SPANGLED BANNER by Francis Scott Key Oh, say can you see by the dawn's early light What so proudly we hailed at the twilight's last gleaming? Whose broad stripes and bright stars thru the perilous fight, O'er the ramparts we watched were so gallantly streaming? And the rocket's red glare, the bombs bursting in air, Gave proof through the night that our flag was still there. Oh, say does that star-spangled banner yet wave O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave. On the shore, dimly seen through the mists of the...
  • Troops Show Love for the Anthem

    07/04/2011 5:10:18 AM PDT · by AnyStreetFL · 10 replies
    Montage of over 150 U.S. military service members singing the United States National Anthem. Each note is represented by at least one service member. Produced by Staff Sgt. Joash Buenavista. Provided by American Forces Network Iraq.
  • Goshen College Declares War on National Anthem

    06/16/2011 11:36:15 PM PDT · by 1pitech · 43 replies · 1+ views
    GOPUSA ^ | 06-16-11 | Paul A. Ibbetson
    Officials at Goshen College, a Mennonite college in Indiana, have banned the use of the Star-Spangled Banner during sporting events. The reason school officials gave for the ban was that America’s National Anthem was deemed too violent. Specifically, according to Todd Starnes of FOX News, the school’s online fact sheet stated, “Historically, playing the national anthem has not been among Goshen College’s practices because of our Christ-centered core value of compassionate peacemaking seeming to be in conflict with the anthem’s militaristic language.” Professor John Blosser, an art instructor at Goshen, attempted to clarify the school’s opposition to the national anthem...
  • The Conscience of Kansas radio program- Mr. L's Tavern, Fungus outbreak in Joplin Ms, Gene Simmons

    06/14/2011 5:59:13 PM PDT · by 1pitech · 7 replies
    The Conscience of Kansas radio program ^ | 06-14-11 | Paul A. Ibbetson
    In this episode of the Conscience of Kansas radio program we talk about a deadly fungus outbreak in Joplin Missouri after their major tornado. Gene Simmons talks about Barack Obama and Israel. Malcom X's daughter is convicted of identity theft. University liberals at Goshen University ban the National Anthem as being too violent. We talk about it all today.
  • College bans national anthem at sporting events (Goshen College -- Oh Say, You Can't Sing!)

    06/09/2011 1:22:20 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 29 replies
    Hotair ^ | 06/09/2011 | Tina Korbe
    A small liberal arts college with a strong pacifist tradition recently banned the national anthem at sporting events, after some students, faculty and alumni complained the song glorifies war (h/t Fox News’ “America Live” today). The Chronicle of Higher Education reports: Fifteen months after Goshen College began allowing “The Star-Spangled Banner” to be played at sporting events, the institution’s board of directors has suspended the practice in response to complaints. … The board of the Mennonite liberal-arts college has asked its president to come up with a song “that fits with sports tradition, that honors country and that resonates with...