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Fri Nov 24, 2017, 01:42 PM

The National Anthem is Important says Trump

It is time for Trump to put his pen where his mouth is.
If the National Anthem is important then Trump needs to issue a Executive order demanding that the National Anthem be played in all government buildings and the White House every day. Why should sporting events have all the fun??
Also requiring all businesses, including home businesses, play the Anthem. All schools also.

If he will not, then we have to have Congress pass such a law. Time to call your congress people, or write.

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Reply The National Anthem is Important says Trump (Original post)
Angry Dragon Nov 2017 OP
DFW Nov 2017 #1
blue neen Nov 2017 #2
Angry Dragon Nov 2017 #4
blue neen Nov 2017 #6
DFW Nov 2017 #9
blue neen Nov 2017 #10
DFW Nov 2017 #14
Angry Dragon Nov 2017 #3
0rganism Nov 2017 #15
DFW Nov 2017 #16
SeattleVet Nov 2017 #19
LeftInTX Nov 2017 #21
SeattleVet Nov 2017 #23
hedda_foil Nov 2017 #20
gratuitous Nov 2017 #5
Takket Nov 2017 #7
Angry Dragon Nov 2017 #11
DFW Nov 2017 #13
hedda_foil Nov 2017 #22
DFW Nov 2017 #24
spanone Nov 2017 #8
Angry Dragon Nov 2017 #12
dubyadiprecession Nov 2017 #17
Angry Dragon Nov 2017 #18

Response to Angry Dragon (Original post)

Fri Nov 24, 2017, 01:44 PM

1. He has to sing it, on key, once through, first

If he can't do that, he has business demanding anyone else do it.

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Response to DFW (Reply #1)

Fri Nov 24, 2017, 01:46 PM

2. Bingo!

There's no way he remembers the words.

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Response to blue neen (Reply #2)

Fri Nov 24, 2017, 01:47 PM

4. how can he remember when he never knew them??

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Response to Angry Dragon (Reply #4)

Fri Nov 24, 2017, 01:48 PM

6. Excellent point!

He's such a loser.

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Response to blue neen (Reply #2)

Fri Nov 24, 2017, 01:58 PM

9. And what are the odds he can hit all the notes on key?

Even if he reads from a cheat sheet, he'll never get the melody, even if he gets voice coaching.

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Response to DFW (Reply #9)

Fri Nov 24, 2017, 02:01 PM

10. Never, in a million years could Trump hit those notes.

He'd blame it on the piano player, though.

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Response to blue neen (Reply #10)

Fri Nov 24, 2017, 02:06 PM

14. Or he'd complain that Francis Scott Key was working for Hillary and it was his fault

Oops. I forgot. Trump. He wouldn't have the faintest idea who Francis Scott Key was in the first place.

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Response to DFW (Reply #1)

Fri Nov 24, 2017, 01:46 PM

3. good addition

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Response to DFW (Reply #1)

Fri Nov 24, 2017, 02:06 PM

15. all the verses too

from memory, no teleprompting, no karaoke bouncy ball

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Response to 0rganism (Reply #15)

Fri Nov 24, 2017, 02:08 PM

16. And it has to be far from the East Wing, too

All that historical china on display from the Washington presidency onward. We can't risk shattering irreplaceable items from our national heritage just for this.

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Response to 0rganism (Reply #15)

Fri Nov 24, 2017, 03:06 PM

19. ...and in the original 1814 scoring:

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Response to SeattleVet (Reply #19)

Sat Nov 25, 2017, 01:23 AM

21. Is it a waltz?

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Response to LeftInTX (Reply #21)

Sat Nov 25, 2017, 02:19 AM

23. Yes, it is in ('waltz') time.

I like the 1814 scoring a lot better - it's a much more bouncy and catchy and lively arrangement than the current versions that are generally sung as some type of ponderous hymn. Makes sense, since it was originally a drinking song.

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Response to DFW (Reply #1)

Sat Nov 25, 2017, 01:21 AM

20. All four verses?

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Response to Angry Dragon (Original post)

Fri Nov 24, 2017, 01:48 PM

5. You never know

Suddenly, you might forget what country you're in, in spite of American flags plastered on every available surface and big ass flags over every building and shop. How can you be sure you're in "real" America if we're not prostrate before a flag every 10 minutes?

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Response to Angry Dragon (Original post)

Fri Nov 24, 2017, 01:53 PM

7. doing that would set off a first amendment firestorm...

which i'm pretty sure is your point

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Response to Takket (Reply #7)

Fri Nov 24, 2017, 02:01 PM

11. No that is not my point

My point is that there are many people out there that sports teams need to respect the flag , officers and the military.
Why should sports teams have to carry the burden of patriotism all by themselves??
Let everyone join in on the fun.
I say put up or shut up

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Response to Takket (Reply #7)

Fri Nov 24, 2017, 02:03 PM

13. When my elder daughter had her first week of school in the USA

She was 16, and asked me about the odd chanting ritual they did every morning.

I asked her what in the world she meant. It was a public school, and they weren't supposed to be doing anything religious, much less chanting like Buddhist monks. I asked he what they were chanting. She said they mostly just mumbled, and she couldn't make most of it out, but she said it sounded like it started with "I spread the peaches."

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Response to DFW (Reply #13)

Sat Nov 25, 2017, 01:24 AM

22. "I spread the peaches." mumble, mumble mumble unied states a merca.

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Response to hedda_foil (Reply #22)

Sat Nov 25, 2017, 03:14 AM

24. I had forgotten to tell her about that

In Germany, excessive displays of "patriotism" remind everyone of the Nazi era, so they don't engage in anything of the sort. So my daughter, who was totally unprepared for it, it came across as a totally baffling ritual, and she hadn't the faintest idea what was going on. Her English was pretty good, but the words "pledge" and "allegiance" just aren't a part of the average 16 year old's vocabulary. She just told me the closest thing it sounded like to her.

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Response to Angry Dragon (Original post)

Fri Nov 24, 2017, 01:58 PM

8. how about sporting events drop the NA. why militarize our sports?

and we need to educate this fucking 'president' that this is a FREE country.

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Response to spanone (Reply #8)

Fri Nov 24, 2017, 02:02 PM

12. Also a good addition

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Response to Angry Dragon (Original post)

Fri Nov 24, 2017, 02:42 PM

17. Will everyone in those office's be required to say the "pledge of allegiance" as well?

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Response to dubyadiprecession (Reply #17)

Fri Nov 24, 2017, 02:44 PM

18. only if they are a republican because we do not know about them

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