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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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To: originalbuckeye

And it was written in the context that all war was wrong/evil. Which is the problem. It was an anthem of that mindset.


21 posted on 11/11/2014 6:30:39 PM PST by Norm Lenhart (Feet to the fire folks. YOU PROMISED!)
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To: Nachum

If I was a liberal Democrat in 2014, I’d be laughing and $h!tt!ng on everyone too.

No one anywhere is stopping them. :)


22 posted on 11/11/2014 6:30:57 PM PST by Tzimisce
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To: Fungi
Springsteen at a concert for veterans? Who the hell made that decision?

My thought exactly.

23 posted on 11/11/2014 6:33:16 PM PST by Cementjungle
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To: Nachum

I always thought Springsteen was an a-hole.


24 posted on 11/11/2014 6:34:33 PM PST by beethovenfan (If Islam is the solution, the "problem" must be freedom.)
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To: Nachum
none of those RATS should be allowed anywhere near a concert for our Troops.
25 posted on 11/11/2014 6:34:50 PM PST by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -w- NO Pity for the LAZY - 86-44)
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To: originalbuckeye

“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.”

Unless John Fogerty had a Time Machine, Fortunate Son cannot be about Al Gore.


26 posted on 11/11/2014 6:36:50 PM PST by Oliviaforever
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To: Nachum

ignore these a-holes , don’t buy their music , don’t attend their concerts and throw away their/your old CDs .

or better yet , use them for targets on your range and film that


27 posted on 11/11/2014 6:37:25 PM PST by LeoWindhorse
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To: Nachum

All they know is that it is in the soundtracks for just about every Vietnam war movie. So it must be cool, right?


28 posted on 11/11/2014 6:38:44 PM PST by Vermont Lt (Ebola: Death is a lagging indicator.)
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FReepers, Let's go!
Everyone needs to donate!

All contributions are for the current quarter expenses.


29 posted on 11/11/2014 6:40:19 PM PST by RedMDer (May we always be happy and may our enemies always know it. - Sarah Palin, 10-18-2010)
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To: rey

I saw an interview on CNN today with an Applebees manager about their free meal today for Vets. The CNN guy actually said there was a 93 year old vet there from the Afrika Corps.

I nearly spit out my lunch. These guys have no sense of history.

Unless there was actually someone there from the Wehrmacht.


30 posted on 11/11/2014 6:40:46 PM PST by Vermont Lt (Ebola: Death is a lagging indicator.)
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To: Nachum

I listen to music of all kinds and have done so for at least 4 decades. I have yet to find any redeeming value to a single tune produced or performed by Bruce Springsteen and the G-String Band. I am beside myself as to how he garners so much hype. He, or some union types, must be forking over a ton of payola just to get his sorry voice out there.


31 posted on 11/11/2014 6:40:48 PM PST by Fester Chugabrew (Even the compassion of the wicked is cruel.)
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To: LeoWindhorse

I haven’t heard much out of them recently but 3 Doors Down showed actual respect for our Military.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pFq1eT9tMJ4


32 posted on 11/11/2014 6:40:54 PM PST by cripplecreek (You can't half ass conservatism.)
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To: Nachum

I was one of those military sons mentioned in the lyrics. My father and I both served in Vietnam and I was privileged to command American infantrymen in combat. As draftees, they identified with this song and loved it. It told their story. It wasn’t a protest in their minds, just a statement of fact.

These draftees served their country well, did their jobs in spades, earned their Combat Infantryman’s Badge many times over. They certainly deserve to have their valor and sacrifices recognized on the Mall, and I don’t see why this song doesn’t do just that.


34 posted on 11/11/2014 6:47:26 PM PST by centurion316
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To: rey
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.

It can be looked at in a different way.

Our enemies from WWII have now been converted into some of our best allies. Two totalitarian regimes have been converted into democracies with free market economies that are a boon to the world.

35 posted on 11/11/2014 6:47:59 PM PST by oldbrowser (We have a rogue government in Washington)
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To: Nachum
I wish that this pro-Vietnam War and pro-veteran song had been a bigger hit.

Take the Time--The Shangri-Las (1967)

36 posted on 11/11/2014 6:49:29 PM PST by Fiji Hill
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To: Nachum

Blame John Fogherty and Creedence Clearwater Revival. John’s a real good guy though.


37 posted on 11/11/2014 6:50:16 PM PST by Mozilla
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To: oldbrowser

EU is not free market


38 posted on 11/11/2014 6:50:18 PM PST by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

Aka “privilege”


39 posted on 11/11/2014 6:50:32 PM PST by HotKat (Politicians are like diapers; they need to be changed often and for the same reason. Mark Twain)
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To: beethovenfan

His songs sucked, the band sucked, he sucked. Still does. POS.


40 posted on 11/11/2014 6:55:51 PM PST by carriage_hill ( Some days you're the windshield, and some days you're the bug.)
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