ALL MY ROWDY FRIENDS is done....
ALL MY ROWDY FRIENDS is done....
"While Hank Williams Jr. is not an ESPN employee, we recognize that he is closely linked to our company through the open to 'Monday Night Football,'" ESPN said in a statement. "We are extremely disappointed with his comments, and as a result we have decided to pull the open from tonight's telecast."
The guy had arguably the cushiest job ever. No credentials, no achievements and he had a lifelong income all set.... and he had to open his dumbass mouth.
oh well, I was kinda tired of that song anyway... but COME ON, MAN!
I do not follow politics in a tentative manner, but I do not have an idea as to what he possibly thought would be accomplished by making those comments. Perhaps, it was one of those moments where one is without thought in preparation for their speech. I'm not naive enough to think that no one talks in this manner, behind the scenes. Some of all races talk a certain way in public and a certain way in the comfort of their own environment. However, I fail to see any justification for what he said.
Haha! My blog is justified, the end of that miserable song. Anyway, I have referenced Hitler from a historical standpoint because often people are too quick to forget him and the horrors he did out of political correctness, but his analogy was absurd in the mere fact that both men are elected officials of the United States. Not the supreme leader of genocide and the leader of the people he tried to extinguish.
Even more, Hank is simply an idiot for trying to make a point when no one cares about his opinion on politics in the first place.
If his comments disturb you.....check out this article! Pretty much the same article, but continue to the bottom of the page to the comments.... Im patriotic...don't agree with everything going on, but where the hell do these people come up with some beliefs???!
When you're being so crazy in an interview that the hosts of Fox & Friends are pushing back, that's pretty bad.
in movies and made mega hit records. Note all his greatest hits albums.
He helped developed country rock and put it on the map. How do
you think he got the gig to begin with? He didn't care when he made the statement. Some of his songs
have worse political tones than the hitler statement complete with racial slurs that would get me banned
from here for mentioning them.
Not that Bocephus isn't engaging in some posturing here already--the preposterous "Texas Women," for example, could stand unaltered as a Saturday Night Live parody of redneck lechery.
CHORUS FROM TEXAS WOMEN:
I'm a country plowboy, not an urban cowboy,
and I dont ride bulls but I have fought some men,
drive a pickup truck,
trust in God and luck and I live to love Texas women.
For years they had a bonafide red neck on.
Williams didn't need the gig. He's a millionaire many times and that song contributed a lot to
that over plus he inhereted his famous father's wealth. He had a cool song and it was perfect for football.
All this proves he was right about Hitler. OBY has gone after just about
everyone that criticized him on air including Rush, Hannity, Coulter and
even Jim Cramer who just gives stock advice.
Freedom of speech is long gone under this administration. The White House even had a snitch site at
one point. ILMAO
Here's his statement. He's tired of the media calling the Tea Party racist and there's no back lash.
The working class is hurting so you see both sides high fiving it on the 18 hole.
To compare him thus is not only a slap in the face of Democracy, the American way, and an elected president, but it is an insult to those that fought against such tyranny.
I am not one of those people that runs and screams at the use of Hitler's name. I think it should never be forgotten, least people forget their history and repeat it. But I don't think you can use him to make a ridiculous analogy or defend a point of view because you don't like the current administration.
Read a book. Obama is no Hitler.
I meant taking our freedoms away, not the millions Hitler killed and standing on Omaha Beach is a lot
easier than fighting on it. I was drafted during the Vietnam War as a kid and trained to kill
commies. The Army didn't send me
over but I showed up. Reporting for my physical knowing that was the first step in getting killed
was pretty freightning.
A lot of students called LBJ a lot worse than Hitler and they called us baby killers.
BTW, if you're a history student you should know that OBYs campaign slogan was the
same as Hitlers: CHANGE
If it wasn't for his daddy he'd of been parking cars
Get a dictionary. Look up the definition of irrelevant. Admire the picture of Hank Williams,Jr. Have a great day.
If you look at the video, he was making a metaphor (albeit a poor one) and not a comparison.
And this is getting moved to it's proper spot for a discussion of this nature.
It was a stupid analogy. Mahmoud Abbas and Netanyahu are contemporaries and would be a better choice however I doubt Williams even knows the name of the Palestinian leader.
What does 'Free Speech' have to do with anything? ESPN is a corporation. They can (and will) do whatever they want.
Williams is a dumb redneck hick who hasn't been relevant since the early 90s. Good riddance. That song sucked anyway.
Just because others called LBJ or you names hardly makes two rights a wrong.
Furthermore, were you to actually study the German Fuehrer's rise, it was based upon the hardship of the German people who were struggling as a nation under the weight of the burdensome Treaty of Versailles that was in acted in at end of World War I. The German people were impoverished and Hitler led them back to being a superpower. Regardless of the evil he committed, for the populace, Jews aside, the country entered a period of massive prosperity before their downfall in the war. Thus, it was "Change", but I never recall Hitler using the phrase as a slogan. "Germany first" was more the call as was the salute in his name.
To argue this as Obama's version of change is completely asinine save for the word you using is the English translation of the ideal.
My family fought in WWII, the Battle of the Bulge, came ashore at Normandy. I think World War II is among the most compelling and important things to happen to this planet and all of Earth's residents and should never, ever be forgotten nor should people who claim to be patriots toss around the events that occurred during that time with scant attention paid to the details. Implying I have no appreciation for a soldier because I did not fight nor get called to duty is a direct attempt to derail the discussion. I applaud your service to the country, but it doesn't make your politically motivated angst change history to fit a ridiculous comparison or the context in which it is being abused.
Funny. Fox and Fiends. I am sure their audience circle jerked the t.v. to those comments and ratings will spike. The more ignorant the more salivation and lost body fluids for that audience. The song was way overplayed, hank has long been old news. Maybe he will land a job as the fourth Fiend? He would enlarge their audience I am sure.
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