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    Quote Originally Posted by HCProf View Post
    That's the winner right there!! I am surprised you know this song. I remember dancing to this song during the clubbing days.
    I thought it was hilarious the first time I heard it.

    I was working in Ontario, and all of the Ontario Provincial Police cars had "OPP" in large letters on their doors.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tennyson View Post
    I do not think the people offended understand history or what those verses mean.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jacobfitcher View Post
    The fact that so many citizens weren't aware of extra verses is just plain sad. And just because they are ignorant of them doesn't mean they aren't offensive to some.
    So because some are offended we must change tradition?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Djinn View Post
    It's also a lousy anthem, given that singing it requires considerable talent due to the song's unusually wide range of notes.

    "America the Beautiful" would be a viable candidate.
    You just mow realizing that, now the the California NAACP is offended. You cave in awfully easy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HCProf View Post
    The shortened version is what is played at sporting events. Again the lyrics are not present. I think the NAACP should focus more on Rap music that is offensive to every woman in the Country. Rap lyrics are very derogatory to all women as they paint them as bitches and whores.

    Laga Gaga sings the Star Spangled Banner at the 2016 Super Bowl. There is no outrage by the players as shown.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zv2f5r5O0-c
    The NAACP will never speak against their own.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dragonfly5 View Post
    The Star-Spangled Banner is an awful song. I refuse to sing it. The only thing it is good for is to run to the bathroom right before the game starts if you are at the ball park. I generally record games at home so I don't have to listen to this pathetic song.
    Suit yourself.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HCProf View Post
    Won't work without outrage. God is mentioned several times in the lyrics. Someone will be offended and we will need to start over. We also need to check out Katharine Lee Bates and make sure her family checks out.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/America_the_Beautiful

    Bring Renee Fleming back to sing the anthem.

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    Quote Originally Posted by THOR View Post
    So because some are offended we must change tradition?
    We did it with the 13th amendment. It's not unprecedented.

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    Quote Originally Posted by THOR View Post
    So because some are offended we must change tradition?
    There was a time when our tradition was that it wasn't our national anthem.
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