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Tue Feb 11, 2020, 11:25 PM

They stood for the national anthem at our Eagles lodge superbowl party. It just occured to me

call one of my buddies that is a trustee there and ask. I watched sports in bars for close to 40 years including many superbowl parties and a few at that same lodge. Never once did we stand. It was who I guessed that was the first one to stand. The biggest Trump worshipper around that place. So then everyone else follows his lead, many who no doubt would rather not bother. It was funny though that the dumbshit stood for God Bless America, then it was really awkward because no one knew what to do.

I wonder if anyone on here was also at a bar party where they stood for the anthem? It's no wonder they would do that at Trumps party. I was hoping everyone else was spared that bullshit.

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Reply They stood for the national anthem at our Eagles lodge superbowl party. It just occured to me (Original post)
brewens Tuesday OP
ooky Tuesday #1
rownesheck Wednesday #2
ProfessorGAC Wednesday #3
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Response to brewens (Original post)

Tue Feb 11, 2020, 11:33 PM

1. It's a strange time to be living in the USA.

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Response to brewens (Original post)

Wed Feb 12, 2020, 04:54 AM

2. I hate the playing of the national anthem

before sporting events. Makes no sense, especially during an NHL game when a huuuge chunk of the players aren't even from the US. Those poor bastards have to stand up for a goddamn song that means absolutely nothing to them. Oy. Just end that shit already. If I could go back in time, I would slap Francis Scott Key right in the face.

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Response to rownesheck (Reply #2)

Wed Feb 12, 2020, 06:56 AM

3. I Have Your Back

Also, while you're handling Key, I'll go back in time to slap the MLB fool who started the jingo during WW1, and tell him to drop it.
If baseball doesn't start it, we wouldn't be doing it for every event today.

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Response to rownesheck (Reply #2)

Wed Feb 12, 2020, 07:35 AM

5. Baseball, too.

Loads of Dominicans, Cubans, Venezuelans, etc., not to mention more and more Japanese players. As for hockey, I feel extra bad for the European players, because when American-based teams play Canadian-based teams, they have to sit through two meaningless anthems. The same goes for Toronto Blue Jays players of other nationalities.

The worst part is that most of the anthem "singers" out there make a bad song even worse. They don't sing. They scream and screech and yodel the damn thing, and otherwise embellish the shit out of it. I generally hit the mute button when it comes on. I can't take it. Few people can sing it well.

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Response to brewens (Original post)

Wed Feb 12, 2020, 07:18 AM

4. Everybody sing!

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Response to brewens (Original post)

Wed Feb 12, 2020, 07:46 AM

6. Its a rather superficial display of patriotism.

Holding elected officials accountable for breaking the law is a deeper form of patriotism.

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Response to brewens (Original post)

Wed Feb 12, 2020, 07:47 AM

7. Arise! Arise! Tomorrow belongs to me!

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Response to brewens (Original post)

Wed Feb 12, 2020, 07:57 AM

8. My husband and I stand every time

We stood while at a SuperBowl party at a bar. I place my hand over my heart, and my husband, a veteran, removes his hat. And I quietly sing along with the TV.

I don,t care, or judge any one that doesn't stand, and I would hope no one would judge me because I do.

I am a very proud American, warts and all, and will never let politics take that away from me.

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Response to forthemiddle (Reply #8)

Wed Feb 12, 2020, 08:28 AM

9. ++1

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Response to brewens (Original post)

Wed Feb 12, 2020, 08:30 AM

10. You can barely get me to stand at an actual stadium

In a bar or lounge? GTFO.

Shit is ridiculous these days.

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