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kpete Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-02-06 02:20 PM
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Bush's 2001 Inaugural Ceremony Featured Spanish Star Spangled Banner
Can anybody out their locate the audio or video of this?

On Friday, President Bush blasted the idea of singing the Star Spangled Banner in Spanish. But Bushs highly-scripted 2001 inaugural ceremony actually featured a rendition of the national anthem sung in Spanish by Jon Secada. From Cox News Service, 1/18/01:

The opening ceremony reflected that sentiment. A racially diverse string of famous and once famous performers entertained Bush, soon-to-be First Lady Laura Bush, Vice President-elect Richard B. Cheney and his wife, Lynne, who watched on stage from a special viewing area.

Pop star Jon Secada sang the national anthem in English and Spanish.

Apparently, Secada singing the anthem in Spanish was a regular feature of the Bush campaign. From the 8/3/00 Miami Herald:

The nominee, his wife Laura, erstwhile rival John McCain and his wife Cindy joined Bush on a platform where children sang the national anthem - in Spanglish, Secada explained.

http://thinkprogress.org/2006/05/02/national-anthem-sun... /
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TheFarseer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-02-06 02:21 PM
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1. HA HA HA HA HA HA HA
:rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl:
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wicket Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-02-06 02:31 PM
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20. Let me join you!
:rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl:
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Arkansas Granny Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-02-06 03:20 PM
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34. Let's all have a good one!
:rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl:
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imax2268 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-02-06 03:37 PM
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37. I'll join in on that one...
Edited on Tue May-02-06 03:37 PM by imax2268
:rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl:
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ronnykmarshall Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-02-06 04:38 PM
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54. Me too!
:rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl:
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SammyBlue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-02-06 04:48 PM
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56. I'll join in.
:spray: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl:
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Seabiscuit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-03-06 01:22 PM
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85. OH, BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!
Edited on Wed May-03-06 01:23 PM by Seabiscuit
My sides hurt! My sides hurt!

:rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl:
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jsamuel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-02-06 02:22 PM
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2. HA HA HA HA HA HA HA
:rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl:
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jsamuel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-02-06 02:27 PM
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14. Apparently 911 changed the way Bush sees a Spanish Nat. Anth.
911 changed everything... :eyes:
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Kurovski Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-03-06 12:41 AM
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77. ...
:rofl:

I love that rolly-eye smilie, so much cuter than the bloody "sarcasm" thingy.
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movie_girl99 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-02-06 02:22 PM
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3. oh but the "decider" has now decided
that it is only to be in English...he is one stupid ignorant POS!!!!
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babylonsister Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-02-06 02:22 PM
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4. Precious! Is that a flip-flop, dimson? nt
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struggle4progress Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-02-06 11:18 PM
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74. No, it's not a flipflop. The old alcoholic really can't remember. eom
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corkhead Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-02-06 02:23 PM
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5. UR Busted CHIMPY!
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Carni Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-02-06 02:23 PM
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6. Oh how perfect EOM
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eleny Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-02-06 02:23 PM
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7. OOOOOOOOOOOOPS!
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DS1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-02-06 02:23 PM
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8. SEND IT TO KEITH!!!
And Scarborough, I think he wants to switch teams
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rodeodance Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-02-06 02:39 PM
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25. here for KO but I do not know Joe S email address.
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kittenpants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-02-06 02:23 PM
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9. d'oh!
poor chimpy
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Renew Deal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-02-06 02:24 PM
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10. Now that is funny!
:rofl:
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DUHandle Donating Member (580 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-02-06 02:25 PM
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11. Thank you
very, very much.
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redqueen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-02-06 02:26 PM
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12. It's only bad if illegal immigrants are getting any good press out of it.
If it's done by the fluffy marshmallow center of that chocolate city up north, well then that's fine and dandy!
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stepnw1f Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-02-06 02:27 PM
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13. Oh the GOP Hypocrisy (nt)
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Mabus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-02-06 02:28 PM
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15. What did Colbert say about not changing despite what happened on Tuesday?
And today is Tuesday. :rofl:

The greatest thing about this man is he's steady. You know where he stands. He believes the same thing Wednesday that he believed on Monday, no matter what happened Tuesday. Events can change; this man's beliefs never will. As excited as I am to be here with the president, I am appalled to be surrounded by the liberal media that is destroying America, with the exception of Fox News. Fox News gives you both sides of every story: the president's side, and the vice president's side. http://dailykos.com/storyonly/2006/4/30/1441/59811
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blm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-02-06 02:29 PM
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16. No one in politics has FLIP-FLOPPED more than George Bush - the media just
refuses to make note of it.

Rove gave them instructions to say George Bush is resolute, steadfast, and straightforward, and they get PAID to stick by that image of him.
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grytpype Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-02-06 02:30 PM
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17. Hahahahaha! Watch another f-up explode in their face!
Why is Bush standing there with his hand over his heart when he should be tackling Seceda and forcing him to sing it in American god dammit!!!!!

What a bunch of dumbshits!
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RUMMYisFROSTED Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-02-06 08:10 PM
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70. Tackling Secada.
lol
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NNN0LHI Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-02-06 02:30 PM
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18. Its Clinton's fault! That was pre-9-11! The WMDs are over there! Umm.. n/t
Edited on Tue May-02-06 02:32 PM by NNN0LHI
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Marie26 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-02-06 02:30 PM
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Interesting
So why is this now, suddenly, "news"?
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Marie26 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-02-06 02:30 PM
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19. duped nt
Edited on Tue May-02-06 02:30 PM by Marie26
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eleny Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-02-06 02:32 PM
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21. Wait a sec - you better check out this web site
http://www.gwu.edu/~action/inauoc.html

It gives the sequence of all the events and it says he sang America The Beautiful. Look at the 4:30 P.M. listing where Sandy Patti sang the Anthem.

Maybe he sang it another time. but this page says something different.

Still hunting.
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eleny Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-02-06 02:38 PM
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23. And this one also - Looks like it may have been America The Beautiful
Edited on Tue May-02-06 02:41 PM by eleny
http://transcripts.cnn.com/TRANSCRIPTS/0101/18/ip.00.ht...

A Trnascript of CNN's coverage:
" WOODRUFF: Well, as we told you a moment ago, the inaugural opening ceremonies are underway at the Lincoln Memorial. Let's slip back over there now and listen to Jon Secada.

(JON SECADA SINGS "AMERICA THE BEAUTIFUL")

JON SECADA, SINGER: Thank you very much; thank you very much."
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KansDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-02-06 02:43 PM
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27. Since when does one put his hand over his heart for "America...?"
:shrug:
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eleny Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-02-06 02:46 PM
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30. I've been hunting and can only find America/Beautiful
What have you found so far? I'm still hunting and only found those two references with definitive info.
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tammywammy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-02-06 04:58 PM
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60. A lot of people do
I've noticed in the last few years a lot of people putting their hands over their hearts during "America the Beautiful." Including my 5-year-old nephew, he was taught to place his hand over his heart during it and the anthem at his school.
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mtnester Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-02-06 02:35 PM
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22. Sheesh, we cannot get these charlatans and hooks out of the WH fast enough
Sad thing is they will spin it off with some way-out-there crap, delivered by a sympathetic and synthetic press corp, and believed as gospel by 40+% of the american proletariat.

Sad.
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The Witch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-02-06 02:39 PM
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24. I made a comic for the occasion! -->
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kpete Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-02-06 02:41 PM
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26. The picture is from Cuban Independece Day At WH from WH Site

Jon Secada sings the American National Anthem during Cuban Independence Day at the White House Friday, May 18.
WHITE HOUSE PHOTO BY PAUL MORSE

http://www.whitehouse.gov/news/releases/2001/05/images/...
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eleny Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-02-06 02:56 PM
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32. Great clarification!
Edited on Tue May-02-06 02:57 PM by eleny
I couldn't find anything but America The Beautiful at the Inaugural. I'm so relieved and glad it's still true at another event!!!
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scarface2004 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-02-06 05:56 PM
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64. zeeg hile!!!
nazi bastards and their fricking fake patriotizm!!!
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warrens Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-02-06 02:43 PM
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28. Facts always seem to have a liberal bias
It's well-known. Everytime our beloved president does something, some lieberal comes up with one of their damn "facts" to try to discredit him.
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shanti Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-02-06 02:45 PM
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29. oh, this is RICH!
i KNEW it was just a wedge issue :(
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warrens Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-02-06 02:49 PM
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31. Someone post that whole article over at FRetard City
It will only last a few minutes, but it would be hilarious to see their reaction while they wait for a mod to show up.
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stopbush Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-02-06 03:18 PM
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33. It takes less than a week to unmask the hypocrisy.
Edited on Tue May-02-06 03:18 PM by stopbush
assholes.

They'll never change because they just don't give a goddamn.
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GrumpyGreg Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-02-06 03:23 PM
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35. Marvelous. What a sharp person you are !
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Alpharetta Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-02-06 03:28 PM
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36. Oh gee? They don't need the Hispanic vote any more?
They seem to be saying

Shut up, go sit over there with the Evangelicals, and we'll call you if we need you for the next election, mmmkay?
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NoAmericanTaliban Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-02-06 03:54 PM
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41. Don't you know that Catholics will not be saved during the Rapture
Maybe some hard core GOP voting Irish Catholics will, but certainly not the Hispanics :sarcasm:

Hispanics have had a low-voter turn out, but that is changing and may change the polictical landscape if they turn out the vote & do not vote GOP. I live in Gwinnett county in GA & less than 4% of the hispanics actually vote, but they are making up more & more % of the county - believe its 14% or so now. There are voter registration drives going on right now during these walkouts.
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NoAmericanTaliban Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-02-06 03:56 PM
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42. self - delete
Edited on Tue May-02-06 03:58 PM by NoAmericanTaliban
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RobertSeattle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-02-06 03:40 PM
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38. Good Gawd - you'd need a Super Computer to track their hypocrisy
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malaise Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-02-06 03:42 PM
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39. Please send this to KO
Hope he can play the video from the archives. :rofl: :rofl: :rofl:
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neuvocat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-02-06 03:43 PM
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40. Now THAT is funny!
This is right up there with the whole "War on Christmas" debacle-which went dead silent after hearing about the Christmas Cards sent out by the White House that didn't say "Merry Christmas" on them.
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kpete Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-02-06 03:57 PM
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43. Bush himself sang the national anthem in Spanish."


But in his book American Dynasty, Kevin Phillips notes that during Bushs first presidential campaign, he would often sing the national anthem in Spanish. From pg. 142:

When visiting cities like Chicago, Milwaukee, or Philadelphia, in pivotal states, he would drop in at Hispanic festivals and parties, sometimes joining in singing The Star-Spangled Banner in Spanish, sometimes partying with a Viva Bush mariachi band flown in from Texas.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/reader/B000BNPGAU/002-5516780-...
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NoAmericanTaliban Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-02-06 03:58 PM
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44. This is Daily Show & Letterman material....
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Paulo_s News Donating Member (36 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-02-06 03:58 PM
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45. Maybe this was what Condi was referring to...
...when she said "I've heard the Star Spangled Banner sung in any number of ways and any number of ... ways." Video is at my site.
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Bob3 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-02-06 04:00 PM
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46. is there a recording of it somewhere
Oh please oh please oh please.
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OPERATIONMINDCRIME Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-02-06 04:01 PM
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47. Holy Shit That Is Too Funny. I Should Be Shocked At Deceitful Hypocrisy,
and yet I'm not. Wonder why LOL

Once again, what an absolute ass he is.
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Imalittleteapot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-02-06 04:16 PM
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48. Way to go.
I was telling my lunch date that a DUer had asked posters to find something on Bush and the National Anthem sung in Spanish. I told him that by this afternoon some diligent Duer would deliver. Low and behold - I just checked in, only to find it on the front page. Mission accomplished.

:woohoo: :woohoo: :woohoo: :woohoo: :woohoo:

:yourock:
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Scriptor Ignotus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-02-06 04:19 PM
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49. from salon.com
http://archive.salon.com/politics/feature/2001/01/19/in... /

Wayne Newton offered President-elect George W. Bush a made-for-Branson cover of Neil Diamond's "They're Coming to America." Jon Secada sang a salsa-fied, Spanglish-ized rendition of "America the Beautiful." The Rockettes gave about five minutes of G-rated leg. Broadway legend Andrew Lloyd Webber and Charlotte Church, the 13-year-old Welsh soprano, also performed for Bush's royal court, as did Britney Spears knockoff Jessica Simpson. Nashville stars Brooks and Dunn cooked up some twangy, country-fried Americana.
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DUBYASCREWEDUS Donating Member (195 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-02-06 04:28 PM
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50. Don't forget
Chimpy sent out Spanglish Nephew George P. Bush during 2000 campaign to win Hispanic votes. Wonder if nephew knows the words to the Spanish Star Bangled Banner? Chimpy has a whole Spanish family.
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Catherine Vincent Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-02-06 04:29 PM
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51. ha hah hehe hahaa!!
BUSTED!
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Scriptor Ignotus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-02-06 04:29 PM
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52. bush's remarks on cuba independance day
http://www.whitehouse.gov/news/releases/2001/05/2001051...


I can't open this file (can't download Real Player at work) but this won't have the audio Secada singing in Spanish, I don't think. If it does, please let me know!
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cloud75 Donating Member (737 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-02-06 04:34 PM
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53. pendejo
bush is such a pendejo!
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Lost-in-FL Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-02-06 05:52 PM
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63. Not pendejo but an "Hijo de Puta"!
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mahatmakanejeeves Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-02-06 04:41 PM
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55. he was for it before he was against it
.
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wizdum Donating Member (531 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-02-06 04:51 PM
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57. dubya is such an intolerable hypocrite I could up-chuck my pretzels
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NightOwwl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-02-06 04:55 PM
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58. Flip-flopper!
Edited on Tue May-02-06 04:56 PM by NightOwwl
Bush is the biggest flip-flopper of all.

:rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl:

:rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl:

:rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl:

edited to add lots of laughs :rofl:

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xyboymil Donating Member (404 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-02-06 04:57 PM
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59. That is FREAKIN hilarious!!!! What a hypocritical idiot!
:rofl:
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Firenze777 Donating Member (180 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-02-06 05:02 PM
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61. Ok, maybe Bush sang it in Spanish...but did he INHALE?
maybe he'll claim he just 'mouthed' the words!
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Lifelong Protester Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-02-06 07:23 PM
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67. that is hilarious...
:silly: LMAO over the 'inhale' remark...
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Goat or Panic Donating Member (509 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-02-06 05:35 PM
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62. More Important Issue
What about sign language? Huh? That's not english. You're in America-speak American! Bush always has someone doin' that Paris talk with their hands at all his speeches, even during our NATIONAL ANTHEM! I'm telling you it's not right.


:sarcasm:
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SammyWinstonJack Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-02-06 05:59 PM
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65. So he's a hypocrite, and he is full of shit and he says what he thinks
his supposed base wants to hear. So what else is new?
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demo dutch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-02-06 07:23 PM
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66. Secada has been singing the Ntl Anthem in both for the Bushes for years!!
Edited on Tue May-02-06 07:30 PM by demo dutch
Both Spanish and English at every opportunity. Especially when visiting Miami. He also
does a salsa-fied, Spanglish-ized rendition of "America the Beautiful.

I though Secada sang America the beautiful at the inaguration, according to the program that is
http://www.gwu.edu/~action/inauoc.html
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Clarkie1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-02-06 07:40 PM
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68. What is happening now is a bit different, they are changing the lyrics
to reflect their own political agenda.
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ClayZ Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-02-06 08:06 PM
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69. I love this post!
:rofl: :rofl: :rofl:
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YankeyMCC Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-02-06 08:37 PM
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71. Shocked! I'm shocked I say!
:rofl:

Ok, I can't say that with a straight face.

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outeramerica Donating Member (22 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-02-06 08:56 PM
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72. Anthem
I am an American and live in Mexico, my wife is Mexican. We both think that it is incorrect to translate the US national anthem into Spanish. She further explained that she would be livid if someone were to translate the Mexican National anthem into English and sing it in a public forum. In both instances we are referring to this translated version being used in public ceremony. I really think that any national anthem should be sung in its native language. Translating it to explain its meaning is one thing but singing it in a foreign language to me turns it into just a song and not a national anthem. If you wish to look at the national anthem as just a song with no more meaning than any other that is your decision. But in an official setting in my opinion it should be sung in English if it is to be construed as the national anthem of the United States of America.

Maybe I am old fashioned. I do not believe it is correct to burn the flag(and almost got my ass kicked in a foreign country when I put out a burning flag, unfortunately I had to step on it to put it out, and refused to give it back to the protesters to burn), or let it touch the ground. I still love the basic principals (Constitution, Bill of Rights, ETC.) under which the USA was established and think it is a model of Government that would serve many (not all) countries. And believe the National Anthem should be sung in English. I also believe that the office of the President should be respected. And although in my lifetime and eligibility age I was never drafted to war I was raised to and would have gone if called to war by my country to face a real enemy to our freedom.

Unfortunately my rose tinted glasses have been permanently shattered by this current administration. I still believe in the above. The office of the President should be respected, providing he also plays by the rules that govern all of us he is the President not the Fuehrer. Unfortunately W does not do this. The basic documents upon which the nation was founded are being ignored or changed to fit someones current needs. And young volunteers are being put in harms way to face an enemy that we created.

Started to ramble sorry, Anywho I think the national anthem should be sung in English.
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Usrename Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-02-06 11:33 PM
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75. Welcome to DU outeramerica.
When America stops being the land of the free and the home of the brave, what difference will it make what language it is no longer sung in? I do understand your sentiments, though.

And welcome!!!
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Melinda Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-03-06 01:32 AM
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78. A welcome and thank you...
Thanks for joining and for sharing. Your beliefs are safe here. :hi:
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Pacifist Patriot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-03-06 06:50 AM
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81. I appreciate your thoughts even if I disagree.
It might be one thing if the U.S. had English as its official language, but it does not. There is no official language in the United States.

I also have to disagree with your stance on flag burning. While I find the image disturbing myself, I also recognize the flag for what it is. A symbol. When we elevate a symbol above what it represents we lose perspective. I'm less concerned about a protestor desecrating the U.S. flag than I am about our corporations and politicians desecrating the U.S. itself. Who damages our country more, the protestor destroying a piece of cloth or corporations and politicians destroying the land, its people and indeed, our earth?
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malmapus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-02-06 11:13 PM
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73. Has been said before but let me add yet another
HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA *breathe* HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

:spray: :rofl: :spray: :rofl: :spray:
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progressoid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-03-06 12:38 AM
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76. A K&R for more * Hypocrisy
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fooj Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-03-06 02:05 AM
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79. Poor Little Lord Pissypants can't catch a break ANYWHERE!
:evilgrin:
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SalmonChantedEvening Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-03-06 06:03 AM
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80. Ummm ahhh err
Smoke em out? meh heh hehheh .. Hide in caves!

Yet another YOUDUMBBASTIDS moment from Bushco. :rofl:
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kiteinthewind Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-03-06 07:47 AM
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82. LOL!!
Now, what explanation will we hear for this????
:kick:
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Scriptor Ignotus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-03-06 10:08 AM
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83. i believe Secada actually sang
America the Beautiful in English and Spanish, not our National Anthem, the Star Spangled Banner. (not that theres a big diff in Bush's hypocricy).

http://www.gwu.edu/~action/inauoc.html


4:30 p.m. - Sandy Patti will sing the National Anthem

Military fly-by

Brooks and Dunn will sing "Only in America"

George P. Bush, nephew of President-elect George W. Bush and Mrs. Laura Bush.

Jon Secada will sing "America the Beautiful"
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progressoid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-03-06 10:19 AM
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84. Error: You've already recommended that thread....Damn
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