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Initech Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-15-08 09:51 PM
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WTF???? "God Bless America" instead of "Take Me Out To The Ball Game" at the 7th inning?
Yet another by-product of the shit-for-brains administration. :grr:
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Oeditpus Rex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-15-08 09:52 PM
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1. It's Jankee Stadium
They do it at every home game.


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Initech Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-15-08 09:54 PM
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2. Yeah, but it's freaking all star game.
Couldn't they make an exception for one freaking game?
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Oeditpus Rex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-15-08 09:57 PM
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4. You kiddin'?
There's millions of people watching. Gotta show 'em we're Patriotic. :patriot:



If not, the terrists win.



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av8rdave Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-15-08 09:55 PM
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3. They needed a song Josh Groban could sing
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crimsonblue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-15-08 10:23 PM
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5. This song is blatantly unconstitutional
As an atheist, this is one of the many reasons I hate baseball with a passion.
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Zhade Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-15-08 10:58 PM
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9. As an atheist, I feel ya - but the Yankees aren't part of the government.
Interesting question comes to mind, though - do they take even one cent from the government? If so, they're breaking the law.

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crimsonblue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-15-08 11:06 PM
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11. MLB does, I'm sure
be it city financing of stadiums or federal grants for MLB charities.
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Initech Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-16-08 11:15 AM
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14. Yeah, but tax dollars are going to pay for stadiums these days.
I shit you not - just go to any rental car website and look up a major city like Detroit or Phoenix - odds are that they have a "stadium tax" associated with the rental car.
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pokerfan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-15-08 10:36 PM
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6. What ever happened to separation of church & state?
Such a quaint, eighteenth century notion that was.

"Our Father who art in heaven, and to the republic for which it stands, thy kingdom come, one nation indivisible as in heaven, give us this day as we forgive those who so proudly we hail. Crown thy good into temptation but deliver us from the twilight's last gleaming. Amen and Awomen. (Carlin)
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charlie and algernon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-15-08 11:00 PM
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10. Yankee Stadium isn't a state
or a form of government. They've been playing that song for years.
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pokerfan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-15-08 11:07 PM
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12. Only theists can be patriots, apparently





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Connonym Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-15-08 10:52 PM
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7. I heard that at some stadiums the ushers won't let you out of your seats during the song either
gotta wait until it's over. What a load of crap. Mandatory "patriotism" I guess it goes along with mandatory religion and if you follow the same mind set leads to acceptance of torture. All very very 1984
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Oeditpus Rex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-15-08 10:55 PM
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8. That's at Jankee Stadium
They're the only ball club that still has "Dog Bless Mer'ka" at every home game. Everyone else now just has it on Sundays and "patriotic holidays."



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Bill McBlueState Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-15-08 11:11 PM
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13. yeah, most people got over that by 2003
Not the Yankee management, apparently.
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Meiko Donating Member (73 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-16-08 12:30 PM
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15. BWAHHHHH!
You actually think the white house has anything to do with this? Good grief
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Tommy_Carcetti Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-16-08 12:35 PM
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16. Playing the National Anthem at the start of the game is fine
But it's the seventh inning stretch, for crissakes! That should be all about baseball.
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