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kurth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-27-06 08:34 PM
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Spanish 'Star-Spangled Banner' Draws Ire
Spanish 'Star-Spangled Banner' Draws Ire
By LAURA WIDES-MUNOZ
The Associated Press
Thursday, April 27, 2006; 7:47 PM

MIAMI -- British music producer Adam Kidron says that when he came up with the idea of a Spanish-language version of the U.S. national anthem, he saw it as an ode to the millions of immigrants seeking a better life.

But in the week since Kidron announced the song _ which features artists such as Wyclef Jean, hip-hop star Pitbull and Puerto Rican singers Carlos Ponce and Olga Tanon _ it has been the target of a fierce backlash.

Some Internet bloggers and others are infuriated by the thought of "The Star-Spangled Banner" sung in a language other than English.

"Would the French accept people singing the La Marseillaise in English as a sign of French patriotism? Of course not," said Mark Krikorian, head of the Washington-based Center for Immigration Studies, a think tank that supports tighter immigration controls...

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/20...

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hwmnbn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-27-06 08:36 PM
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1. I'm waiting for the salsa vesion to come out .....
dancing is better than just standing around.
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xultar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-27-06 08:36 PM
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2. WTF most Americans don't know the words in english so who cares
the effin asses are pissed.
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William769 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-27-06 08:38 PM
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5. No truer words spoken!
But for some of us that do know all the words in English, it doesn't seem to bother us. :)
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Beelzebud Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-27-06 08:40 PM
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7. LOL too true. Now the Mexicans will know it in 2 languages.
While most lazy Americans:

A: Don't know it in English completely.
B: Don't know a 'furin' language.
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Autonomy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-27-06 08:37 PM
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3. What's the point?
I'm not buying the rationale. Seems like the music industry's version of trolling.
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Craig3410 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-27-06 08:37 PM
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4. C'mon, the first line of the song says it all anyway!
"Jose, can you see?"

:dunce: :silly: :crazy:
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William769 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-27-06 08:39 PM
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6. Shouldn't it be
Jose can you see over that fence they built?
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Taxloss Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-27-06 08:41 PM
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8. The United States invades, tortures, and plunders the planet.
Edited on Thu Apr-27-06 08:41 PM by Taxloss
But nothing seems to get you guys quite as worked up as perceived slights against your flag and national anthem.
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valerief Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-27-06 08:53 PM
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9. All anthems should be in Esperanto
Why? Because I said so, and I'm the decider.
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derby378 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-28-06 11:21 AM
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16. Decide all you want - I'm voting for Klingon
:evilgrin:
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uppityperson Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-27-06 09:00 PM
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10. these people need to get a different hobby.
I want to hear it.
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KamaAina Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-27-06 09:02 PM
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11. Why did Francis Scott Key hate America so much?
He penned "The Star-Spangled Banner" to the tune of an English drinking song! English! Not even American! Was he on some early prototype of DU or something? :sarcasm:
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northzax Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-28-06 11:23 AM
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17. to be fair to Francis
he just wrote the words, others set it to music.

and after all, he was watching a British bombardment of Fort McHenry at the time.
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William769 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-27-06 09:04 PM
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12. For those who want to know.
Oh, decid: podeis ver, al rayar de la aurora lo
Que vimos anoche orgullosos flotar?
La estrellada bandera, tremolando altanera, encumbrada en
La torre y excitando luchar!
Y a la luz de la roja, fulgurante centella, la
Bandera ondeaba, ondeaba ms bella;
Y a travs de la densa humareda inflamada,
Con qu orgullo miramos la bandera ondear! El pendn de la Patria, la bandera estrellada,
Encumbrada en la almena convidando a luchar! Oh! decid, todava contemplais la bandera,
La estrellada bandera,
Sobre suelo de libres que defienden su hogar?
A travs de la niebla, de la mar a la orilla
Iracundo enemigo nos atisba a marchar.
Qu es aquello que ondula, que flamea y simula
Un enjambre de estrellas refulgiendo en el mar?
Ya del alba recoge la primer llamarada;
Ya se oculta en la niebla, ya aparece inflamada;
Ya ostentando sus glorias se refleja en el ro;
Ya sus franjas y estrellas nos deslumbran al par.

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TechBear_Seattle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-27-06 09:10 PM
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13. It would have been in German, if Ben Franklin had had his way
He, along with several other Founders, were proponents of making German the official language of the United States.
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DavidDvorkin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-27-06 09:24 PM
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14. Urban legend
Never happened.

Franklin, in fact, was rather anti-German.
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jpgray Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-27-06 09:28 PM
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15. He did love French whores
And all I ever hear about Germany in GD is the sex trade these days anyway. :shrug:

(not many people will get that joke--if you've seen the right threads you will :P)
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northzax Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-28-06 11:27 AM
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18. it seems obvious to me that our national language is Latin
since those noted traitors Ben Franklin, Thomas Jefferson and John Adams proposed our original national motto: E Pluribus Unum.
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