“The American people will never knowingly adopt Socialism. But under the name of ‘liberalism’ they will adopt every fragment of the Socialist program, until one day America will be a Socialist nation, without knowing how it happened.”

Socialist Party presidential candidate Norman Thomas


Friday, December 19, 2008

Hey Roseanne Barr, this is how it's done

I know this clip went viral a long time ago, which means you've probably received it in your inbox like 12 times but still, if it doesn't move you each time you watch it, then either you are a soulless, America-hating scumbag or a liberal democrat.....but I repeat myself....



Man, that's beautiful!

7 comments:

David said...

I had not seen this. It's one of the best I've ever seen and I've stood through many. And no grandiose poetic license and no ebonics. Wonderfully done!

Anonymous said...

Right on brother!

capt. america said...

"if it doesn't move you each time you watch it, then either you are a soulless, America-hating scumbag or a liberal democrat"

Or, you have different taste.

ed said...

Sorry capt., but taste alone won't explain it. Maybe taste combined with a dose of misplaced, latent hostility toward America because you hate Bush? Sure, I buy that.

DAvid said...

it's not taste, it's what's good is good. Everyone will recognize it but everyone will admit it

capt. america said...

You misunderstand completely, Ed. I love the song as much as anybody - it's this particular performance I find absolutely nauseating.

And I don't hate Bush. I hate the fact that this great nation freely chose this incompetent person to be their leader and represent them in the world.

ed said...

My bad capt., I just don't see how this version can fail to appeal to somebody when you have Roseanne Barr's, various hip-hop stars, and other singers making mockeries out of it. My wife observed that these 5 young girls sing the anthem as if they understand it's significance and as if it means something to them. To most presenters of the anthem, it's just another song to be butchered.

As for Bush's incompetence....seriously? We just allowed the media to convince us to install a half-ass, radical, community organizer into the presidency. Sorry, but that point doesn't pass the laugh test.