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Anti-Military Anthem Played at ┤Concert for Valor┤
Weekly Standard ^ | 11/11/14 | Ethan Epstein

Posted on 11/11/2014 6:16:39 PM PST by Nachum

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1 posted on 11/11/2014 6:16:39 PM PST by Nachum
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To: Nachum

No surprise....


2 posted on 11/11/2014 6:17:54 PM PST by matginzac
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To: Nachum

How many people there caught on to that?

I was just at a Vet Day parade where they put Anzio and D-Day vets in German cars and veterans of the South Pacific in Japanese cars to drive the parade route. I do not think anyone else noticed.


3 posted on 11/11/2014 6:20:09 PM PST by rey
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To: Nachum

Not an accident, nor a tin ear. Just in your face disrespect. Typical of Brucie.


4 posted on 11/11/2014 6:20:45 PM PST by FredZarguna (Jean ├á de longues moustaches. Je r├ęp├Ęte: Jean ├á de longues moustaches.)
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To: Nachum

Springsteen at a concert for veterans? Who the hell made that decision?


5 posted on 11/11/2014 6:20:54 PM PST by Fungi
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To: Nachum

Three libs singing a song by a fourth. Why did any vets attend such an event with Obama in power to begin with? They know he hates them and this was a deliberate result of that.


6 posted on 11/11/2014 6:21:08 PM PST by Norm Lenhart (Feet to the fire folks. YOU PROMISED!)
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To: matginzac

I love CCR, but not this song!


7 posted on 11/11/2014 6:21:42 PM PST by srmorton (Deut. 30 19: "..I have set before you life and death,....therefore, choose life..")
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To: Nachum

Whoever booked those acts is an idiot.

Just my opinion.


8 posted on 11/11/2014 6:22:11 PM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both. Hat)
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To: Nachum

Fortunate Son is. Of an anti-military song.

At best it deals with class and the some of politicians and the very wealthy not being subjected to the draft.


9 posted on 11/11/2014 6:22:28 PM PST by Oliviaforever
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As expected from the Pete Seeger’s ass-kissing Springsteen (who is both personally and professionally an a@@hole fraud—despite the use of his Born in the USA by idiots in the repub rino party— not realizing it as a Born on the 4th of July theme rant—a long way from Kipling).

And, as expected from the Jimmy Buffett coke money backed restaurant cook, Zac Brown-— who would do and say anything for a buck in his marketing plan. And eat up decent citizens in the process.

Don’t ask how I know these things— they are true. Find a reliable senior retired DEA executive to fill you in on the white powder Tenn. mafia.


10 posted on 11/11/2014 6:23:15 PM PST by John S Mosby (Sic Semper Tyrannis)
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To: Nachum

I caught Springsteen. Who the hell invited that clown? Politics aside, even, his songs were awful and ground the entire concert to a halt after Metallica had it all revved up.

I think it’s time for someone to retire.


11 posted on 11/11/2014 6:23:29 PM PST by Future Snake Eater (CrossFit.com)
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To: Oliviaforever

Fortunate Son is. Of an anti-military song.

At best it deals with class and the sons of politicians and the very wealthy not being subjected to the draft.


12 posted on 11/11/2014 6:23:58 PM PST by Oliviaforever
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To: Nachum

To be fair, “Fortunate Son” isn’t per se an anti-military song. It’s attacking politicians (and their children) who start wars and haven’t fought themselves or won’t let their kids serve.


13 posted on 11/11/2014 6:24:13 PM PST by Behind Liberal Lines
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Some folks are born made to wave the flag
Ooh, they’re red, white and blue
And when the band plays “Hail to the Chief”
Oh, they point the cannon at you, Lord

It ain’t me, it ain’t me
I ain’t no Senator’s son
It ain’t me, it ain’t me
I ain’t no fortunate one, no

Some folks are born silver spoon in hand
Lord, don’t they help themselves, oh
But when the tax men come to the door
Lord, the house look a like a rummage sale, yes

It ain’t me, it ain’t me
I ain’t no millionaire’s son, no, no
It ain’t me, it ain’t me
I ain’t no fortunate one, no

Yeah, some folks inherit star spangled eyes
Ooh, they send you down to war, Lord
And when you ask them, “How much should we give?”
Oh, they only answer, more, more, more, oh

It ain’t me, it ain’t me
I ain’t no military son
It ain’t me, it ain’t me
I ain’t no fortunate one

It ain’t me, it ain’t me
I ain’t no fortunate one, no, no, no
It ain’t me, it ain’t me
I ain’t no fortunate son, no, no

Read more: Creedence Clearwater Revival - Fortunate Son Lyrics | MetroLyrics


14 posted on 11/11/2014 6:26:32 PM PST by Brandonmark (There is still hope for our country! 11.04.2014 - DAY OF RENEWAL)
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To: Oliviaforever
"At best it deals with class and the some of politicians and the very wealthy not being subjected to the draft."

Agreed. After Al Gore rose to "fame" I thought the song was about him.

15 posted on 11/11/2014 6:27:25 PM PST by SKI NOW
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Fortunate Son was about Al Gore, Jr. His dad was a Senator who had him pulled from reporting on the Viet Nam war because the enemy was getting too close. Jr was a JOURNALIST. Not in a combat role, but only spent 5 months in country. That song was making fun of politicians who sent other’s sons to war.


16 posted on 11/11/2014 6:28:32 PM PST by originalbuckeye (Moderation in temper is always a virtue; moderation in principle is always a vice. Paine)
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Not exactly a song to honor vets though.


17 posted on 11/11/2014 6:29:07 PM PST by Nachum (Obamacare: It's. The. Flaw.)
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To: Nachum
Springsteen is an @hole .. minimal surprise here.
18 posted on 11/11/2014 6:29:56 PM PST by tomkat
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To: Behind Liberal Lines
I agree. I love CCR, even though John Fogerty turned into an a**hole in his later years. Hey, we have all made mistakes. He was a genius in his time. His song about baseball is a real gem.
19 posted on 11/11/2014 6:30:15 PM PST by Fungi
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It is very inappropriate in this instance. But it was entirely appropriate when it was written, and for the point it made at that time.

It’s all about context.


20 posted on 11/11/2014 6:30:31 PM PST by ChildOfThe60s ((If you can remember the 60s.....you weren't really there)
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