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Happy Birthday, America! How Awesome Is This Rendition Of The National Anthem?

Heffeweizen 2012/07/04 01:00:02
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Ordinarily, I'm a purist when it comes to the National Anthem, but this one stirred my soul. In the wake of all the recent bashing of the National Anthem, this band, Madison Rising, decided to respond. The result is this.


The lead singer is a veteran, and that just makes this so much better.
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  • Chi~Cat themadh... 2012/07/05 01:01:37
    Chi~Cat
    +5
    Exactly. When the men were lost, the women and children held up the flag, in the morn.FSK was amazed the flag was still there.
  • themadh... Chi~Cat 2012/07/05 01:03:58
    themadhare ~IJM
    +5
    As was the British fleet. The flag was 42 by 30 feet and announced to the world that the British attack had failed. It must have been a truly magic moment when the storm clouds broke and the sunrise blazed on the stars and stripes.
  • Chi~Cat themadh... 2012/07/05 01:08:45
    Chi~Cat
    +4
    As is ours.
  • themadh... Chi~Cat 2012/07/05 01:48:27
  • Chi~Cat themadh... 2012/07/05 01:52:38
    Chi~Cat
    +4
    It IS CRAZY OUT HERE!!!!!! I can't wait for the block fight offs. NO gunhots, just sirens.
  • SunShine 3003573 2012/07/05 02:06:03
    SunShine
    +4
    In my thinking this sentence does say what country it is..

    "Whose broad stripes and bright stars" through the perilous fight...

    i DON'T know any other country that has the stripes and stars that we do..
  • 3003573 SunShine 2012/07/05 03:13:23
  • SunShine 3003573 2012/07/05 05:47:55
    SunShine
    +2
    it's not me that is ignorant.. but you.. There is no other country that has the stripes and stars as in our flag.. not one.. I just went through all the flags of the world.. There are some that have stripes with one star or one stripe and random stars but there is no flag even similar to ours.. nor is there one with the same colors and design.. therefore I was correct with my original statement.. STARS and stripes, red white and blue.. is only the USA.
  • 3003573 SunShine 2012/07/05 06:07:07
  • SunShine 3003573 2012/07/05 14:38:05
    SunShine
    +1
    Just how dumb are you... the REASON THE FLAG OF NAVASSA ISLAND, PUERTO RICO AND WAKE ISLAND LOOK LIKE THE AMERICAN FLAG??? BECAUSE IT IS THE AMERICAN FLAG.. DUH? THOSE ARE AMERICAN TERRITORIES..

    AS FOR SOME OF THE OTHERS... I will post them here and see if others think there is any way they could be confused with the American Flag.. here are the flags of chile, liberia, and malaysia
    chile
    liberia
    malaysia

    So, as I said previously.. I see A SINGLE STAR.. A SINGLE STRIPE.. i SEE A MOON AND SUN.. I see nothing.. that even remotely looks like the American flag.. I think my point is made and you are wrong...and I still cannot believe you used American territories to point out similar flags.. amazing. comparing the American flag with the American flag..
  • kaZappoo 3003573 2012/07/05 02:29:57
  • Soundstorm 3003573 2012/07/09 06:29:20
    Soundstorm
    +1
    Bombs nothing. This anthem gets downright graphic.

    Let's go children of the fatherland,
    The day of glory has arrived!
    Against us tyranny's
    Bloody flag is raised! (repeat)
    In the countryside, do you hear
    The roaring of these fierce soldiers?
    They come right to our arms
    To slit the throats of our sons, our friends!

    Refrain

    Grab your weapons, citizens!
    Form your batallions!
    Let us march! Let us march!
    May impure blood
    Water our fields!

    Yes, it's none other than La Marseillaise from our friends, the French.
  • Nancy~P... 3003573 2012/07/05 01:17:57
    Nancy~PWCM~JLA~POTL
    +6
    so pack your bags and move out if you don't like it
  • Nancy~P... Nancy~P... 2012/07/05 01:51:54 (edited)
    Nancy~PWCM~JLA~POTL
    +6
    bombs bursting in air bombs bursting in air
  • Heffewe... Nancy~P... 2012/07/05 02:01:55
    Heffeweizen
    +7
    Touche! Exactly right!
  • 3003573 Nancy~P... 2012/07/05 03:14:36
  • Heffewe... 3003573 2012/07/05 04:32:31
    Heffeweizen
    +3
    The big ones are fired from a mortar tube and have a proximity fuse to explode at a certain height, same concept as the mortar shells launched against Ft. McHenry. Fireworks are simply bombs without a steel case to create shrapnel.
  • 3003573 Heffewe... 2012/07/05 06:10:18
  • Heffewe... 3003573 2012/07/05 08:42:22
    Heffeweizen
    +3
    No one said they were, that I can see. If you read what was posted, it said "bombs bursting in air." That is in fact what fireworks are. As I recall that was your original beef with our National Anthem. Beer was also said to be invented by the Chinese, and it is as big a part of American culture as anything else.
  • Red Branch 3003573 2012/07/05 01:39:25
    Red Branch
    +7
    Is there a problem with the word bomb in our National Anthem?

    You need to move to a country that you can be proud to claim and a national anthem that you would love to sing and listen to.
    May I suggest the Sudan, hear it is nice this time of year. If you don't much care for government, may I suggest Somalia; it is also nice this time of year.
  • Chi~Cat Red Branch 2012/07/05 01:44:11
    Chi~Cat
    +5
    LOL~ yeah, Cuba is passe.
  • SunShine Red Branch 2012/07/12 13:11:33
    SunShine
    +1
    GOOD CHOICES.. RB
  • Red Branch SunShine 2012/07/12 14:24:19
    Red Branch
    +1
    Thank you. I noticed he 'cut and ran', a little something found in the Lib DNA.
    I am not sure if I have anyone ever hammered so thoroughly as he has been. But then I have never seen anyone so deserving.
  • SunShine Red Branch 2012/07/13 02:35:04
    SunShine
    +1
    me either.. good job.
  • ★Calliope★ 3003573 2012/07/05 02:07:22
    ★Calliope★
    +5
    What is your point?
  • SunShine ★Calliope★ 2012/07/12 13:11:59
    SunShine
    +2
    he has a point?? must be on the head!!
  • Red Branch SunShine 2012/07/12 14:21:59
    Red Branch
    +2
    That is why the dunce cap doesn't fall off.
  • ★Calliope★ SunShine 2012/07/12 15:52:18
    ★Calliope★
    +2
    LOL yep yep!
  • Cal 3003573 2012/07/05 02:47:09 (edited)
    Cal
    +6
    look we got a badass

    There's always that one guy. That one guy who can't just be proud, or respect his nation. That one guy who tries to whine about everything...and when we tell him to move away from the country he hates so much....that one guy gets butt hurt. The only needed response to your point....WHO CARES?
  • Helmholtz 3003573 2012/07/05 03:17:28
    Helmholtz
    +5
    So what? It's a celebration of the flag withstanding that. If you understand metaphores, then you'll understand the significance.
  • Don Leuty 3003573 2012/07/05 04:56:31
    Don Leuty
    +4
    Those we English bombs that the flag survived. Context counts.

    Perhaps, you would prefer the "unbreakable" (нерушимый ) CCCP:

    Союз нерушимый республик свободных
    Сплотила навеки Великая русь
    Да здравствует созданный волей народов
    Единый, могучий Советский Союз!

    Славься, Отечество наше свободное,
    Дружбы народов надежный оплот!
    Партия Ленина - сила народная
    Нас к торжеству коммунизма ведет!

    Сквозь грозы сияло нам солнце свободы,
    И Ленин великий нам путь озарил:
    На правое дело он поднял народы,
    на труд и на подвиги нас вдохновил!

    Славься, Отечество наше свободное,
    Дружбы народов надежный оплот!
    Партия Ленина - сила народная
    нас к торжеству коммунизма ведет!

    В победе бессмертных идеи коммунизма
    Мы видим грядущее нашей страны,
    И красному знамени славной Отчизны
    Мы будем всегда беззаветно верны!

    Славься, Отечество наше свободное,
    Дружбы народов надежный оплот!
    Партия Ленина - сила народная
    нас к торжеству коммунизма ведет!
  • Hula gi... 3003573 2012/07/05 08:16:09
    Hula girl - Friends not Followers
    +3
    I am sure you are more into pictures and videos so I made this easier for you to appreciate.


  • TheTailor 3003573 2012/07/05 12:54:32
    TheTailor
    +2
    So what? Why would that matter, it's describing the war for independence.
  • MarinerFH 3003573 2012/07/05 23:28:57
  • Soundstorm 3003573 2012/07/09 06:25:19
    Soundstorm
    +2
    Fighting to defend one's liberty as they did in 1812 isn't for the faint hearted which is apparently what you are. Maybe you'd like a country whose national anthem isn't quite so upsetting to you. Maybe Peru. How about Bulgaria?
  • frank 2012/07/04 17:42:44
    Sorry, Heff, Not My Style.
    frank
    +4
    I'm old school; I'll take the USMC version over the rest of them.
  • Selketskiss 2012/07/04 15:50:51 (edited)
    I Love It!
    Selketskiss
    +7
    It makes no difference who sings it I always get goose bumps when I here those words..
    This 7 yr old has it down...I totally broke down crying watching her sing it..

    Freedom for our country.. for us.. our children and their children..
  • ScottyG - Faqueue 2012/07/04 15:17:04
    I'm Impressed!
    ScottyG - Faqueue
    +6
    Mrs. Maggot has posted this many times! I love it.
  • Sister Jean 2012/07/04 15:10:56
    I Love It!
    Sister Jean
  • Chi~Cat 2012/07/04 14:16:25
    I Love It!
    Chi~Cat
    +8
    Happy Independence Day everyone! All the best to you, Heff!

    i love it
    two thumbs up gif

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