Hank Williams, Jr.

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  1. Don Wassall

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    I admire Hank's gumption. He's sticking to his guns and is reportedly adding a verse to his MNF song calling out Fox & Friends and ESPN. In it he writes that the U.S. is "going down the drain" and is becoming "The United Socialist States of America."

    Good for him -- but he shares the fatal lack of understanding of so many conservatives as shown by his original comments about Obama and Boehner. Hank can't understand why they play golf together all the time because he thinks they're supposed to be mortal enemies. He misses the reality -- they play golf together because they aren't enemies, they simply represent different wings of the same perpetual one-party system that only pretend to have vast differences in ideology. Obama and Boehner regard the "peasants with pitchforks" as the enemy, not each other.

    Hank Jr. writes song about 'Fox & Friends,' ESPN

    http://www.timesonline.com/entertai...cle_fdd9fdeb-c68e-50c4-b50d-f1dce7a96f17.html
     
  2. Don Wassall

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    I just came across this:

    Hold ESPN Accountable

    Last Thursday ESPN, the world's leading multinational, multimedia sports entertainment company, decided to permanently remove the opening theme song, "All My Rowdy Friends Are Here on Monday Night" from its Monday Night Football telecast.

    The Disney-ABC owned company parted ways with Hank Williams, Jr., the performer and writer of the song, for expressing his political opinions about Barack Obama and the Republican leaders who refuse to recognize him as their political enemy during an appearance on Fox & Friends. In the interview, Williams likened the June golf summit with Barack Obama, Joe Biden, John Boehner, and John Kasich to Israeli Prime Minister playing golf with Adolf Hitler.

    Williams' remarks have generated controversy because they have been widely misreported. Contrary to reports, Williams didn't call Obama Hitler, and he didn't say that Obama is like Hitler. What Williams did was use a golf game to make his point that people who are political enemies and at odds with one another shouldn't be part of a four-some in the same golf game. Admittedly he referred to Obama as the enemy, but he was just following Obama's example by using the same word Obama had used to describe Republicans last October.

    Moreover, this isn't the first time that ESPN has reacted to political viewpoints critical of Obama. In August ESPN brass reprimanded golf analyst Paul Azinger for mocking Obama on Twitter: "Potus has played more golf this month than I have: I have created more jobs this month than he has." Yet, when sports anchor Kenny Mayne and football analyst Adam Shefter had expressed their political views on Twitter months earlier, ESPN did not reprimand them.

    In May Shefter tweeted, "On 60 minutes, President Obama never was more impressive." In commenting on why Obama refused to release the photos of the body of bin Laden to the media, Shefter wrote, "We don’t spike the football." Then the following month Mayne tweeted, "almost rammed car with palin [sic] bumper sticker, with intent.. held up..coulda been kids in car."

    But ESPN's political bias was clearly exposed last month by its Las Vegas, Nevada, affiliate. During KWWN's sports talk show "Gridlock," hosts Mitch Moss, Pauly Howard, and Seat Williams interviewed Mike Tyson and asked for his take on Sarah Palin's alleged one-night-stand with former NBA star Glen Rice that happened when Rice was a college basketball player and Alaska's former governor was an Anchorage sports reporter.

    "Glen Rice is a wonderful man. He’s a wonderful guy. You want her to be with somebody like [Dennis] Rodman … ya git up in there … pushing her guts up in the back of her head, right? [Gridlock hosts laughing hysterically]

    Glen Rice is a nice, mellow, docile man, non-threatening guy. You want someone like Rodman — yeah baby! Let's get that donkey in here now. [more hysterical laughter] Just imagine Palin with a big old black stallion ripping. Yeehaw!" [more hysterical laughter]—Mike Tyson

    Throughout the program the Gridlock "hosts cackled and guffawed in harmony at Tyson's every deplorable comment." In fact, Moss tweeted that his head hurt from laughing so hard at Tyson's "Sarah Palin … she met the 'wombshifter'" comment.

    "WOW! @miketyson just made his most epic appearance ever with Gridlock! #wombshifter??! Are you serious?! My head hurts from laughing."—Mitch Moss

    When asked if the Palin allegation would garner black votes, Tyson replied, "She could always get boned out by a black person, a vote to bang her." Tyson's crassness and outrageous depictions of violent interracial sex are to be expected from the man whose history is replete with violence, wife abuse, and madness. But what was unexpected was the appallingly approving laughter contributed by KWWN's on-air talent.

    The Gridlock hosts found the misogynistic fantasies of the convicted rapist absolutely hilarious, and they also found his racist notion that all white women want to have sex with black men as part of their "ritualistic rite of passage into womanhood" seriously comical. But several bloggers reporting on the story having heard the audio clip of the program were not amused.

    "I … found the audio at the Daily Caller link so stomach-churning and offensive that I couldn’t sit through all 9 minutesof it."—Sister Toldjah

    To date, ESPN has not dismissed or reprimanded the Gridlock hosts for their sophomoric antics and loathsome behavior, and Tyson's name has not been stricken from the guest list. One consolation is that ESPN's true colors have been displayed for all sports fans to see. They now know that the sports network is run by progressives who support Obama and censor political speech that contradicts his leftist agenda.

    People who write or phone ESPN to express their outrage are wasting their time. The network is a profit-making enterprise; drops in profit margins attract attention, not complaints.

    The true test is whether or not Republican lawmakers, radio talk show hosts, and media conservatives will put principle ahead of pleasure and urge their constituents, readers, and listeners to tune out Monday Night Football until ESPN bans future Tyson interviews, issues mea culpas to Sarah Palin and all conservative women, and fires the Gridlock hosts for creating the impression that violence against conservative women is acceptable in society.

    People are known more for what they do than what they say, i.e., "by their fruits ye shall know them." Get this story in the hands of Republican lawmakers, radio talk show hosts, and media conservatives; then determine if there's a difference between what they do and what they say.

    Although Moss' tweet's been scrubbed from his Twitter feed, the captured snapshot appears below:



    I.M. Kane

    For more on this story, see Mike Tyson: Sarah Palin met ‘the wombshifter,’ Did ESPN Allow Rapist to Joke About Raping Palin On Its Airwaves?, ESPN radio hosts find a rapist joking about Sarah Palin being raped hilarious, and Mike Tyson Disgraces Himself With Sarah Palin/Glen Rice Race ‘Commentary.’

    http://elvisnixon.com/2011/10/10/hold-espn-accountable.aspx
     
  3. Colonel_Reb

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    Great summation of the situation, Don! It is really tough for some people to get the political thing.
     
  4. Drunkjewishfan

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    I unfortunately live in NYC. I don't smoke, I don't drink ( sorry Thrash buddy ) my only vice I have is that I buy the NY Post at least 3 times a week. Its a trashy paper admittedly but I love NY Rangers Hockey and they do have good hockey articles mostly by journalist Larry Brooks.
    There is another journalist named Phil Mushnick. Yes he is Jewish but he has the balls to write every week on the banality of the NFl and the criminals that are a part of it. He also trashes ESPN for what they are. They are a bunch of CUltural Marxists that endlessly cross promote movies and sports that their parent company Disney owns. Has anyone ever watched an ESPN game of whatever where at the bottom scroll there is always an ESPN reporter breaking news about another sport where it had already been reported by another news station 2 hours prior? Yes they are pro black which is sad but all ESPN does is try and make more money for ESPN which turns people like me off.
    Also does anyone remember when ESPN had the top ten plays of the week? Now its the top ten plays of the day. Maybe down the road there will be the top ten plays of the hour. Squeeze, squeeze, squeeze. We need your money folks.
     
  5. DixieDestroyer

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    I've been a big fan of Hank Jr (& Sr.) since I was a snot nose kid (...& have been a fan of Hank 3 the last several years). Ol' Bocephus leans a bit NeoCON (supported "Juan McAmnesty"), but knows Obongo's a disaster (whether or not if he knows it's by design). He either doesn't get or believe that BHO and "Crybaby" Boehner are two sides of the same (Globalist controlled) coin. Irregardless, this is just another reason to despise arch-caste EPSN/ABC. :thumbdown:
     
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  6. Don Wassall

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    Good article on how "political correctness" (totalitarian Cultural Marxism) has demonized Southern pride since the late '80s.

    Hank Williams Jr., The Nation’s David Zirin, and the War Against the White South

    By Ellison Lodge on October 13, 2011

    For over two decades, Hank Williams Jr.’s variation of his hit All My Rowdy Friends had opened up Monday Night Football. But that all changed on October 3, when Williams appeared on Fox and Friends to promote a new CD featuring songs written by his father. He was asked what he thought about current affairs. Williams said that Boehner playing Golf with Obama was like Hitler playing golf with Netanyahu, and described Joe Biden and Barack Obama as “the enemy.”

    The predictable outrage ensued. ESPN took no time to cancel Williams’ song that night. And depending on whose story you believe they either fired him or he quit in protest within a few days.

    Of course, the outrage from the Left over both of Williams’ statements is hypocritical. He was not arguing that Obama was Hitler, merely that he saw Boehner and Obama as polarized enemies whose playing golf together was anomalous. This analogy may have been clumsy. But the Left has no problem smearing opposition to mass immigration, affirmative action and even high taxes as stemming from the Third Reich.

    As for calling Obama “the enemy”, the Great Transcender has already called majority of Americans who oppose amnesty “enemies” whom Hispanics needed to “punish.”

    With Hank Jr.’s politics in the spotlight, the usual suspects are trying to dig up as much dirt as possible, not merely to prove that he is a racist, but more generally that White Southerners and country music fans should somehow be seen as unAmerican and accordingly marginalized by society. Thus David Zirin, the sports columnist of The Nation (yes, they have sports columnist), points to Williams’ 1988 hit If the South Woulda Won, and quotes the lyrics,

    “We'd put Florida on the right track,

    'cause we'd take Miami back"

    Zirin asks: “From who? Jews? Cubans? Haitians? Or will Hank go for the trifecta?”
    But Zirin conveniently cuts that line short: Williams goes on to answers his question with “and put all them pushers in the slammer.”

    (That being said, those pushers are predominantly Haitians, Cubans, and other Latino immigrants, but I’m sure Zirin thinks that should not be mentioned.)

    And, of course, why would Southerners want one of their cities to proudly bill itself as the Capital of Latin America?

    Zirin goes on to chide ESPN for hiring Hank Jr. in the first place, knowing that he was a proud Southerner. He argues that the NFL cannot try to

    “…unite racists and anti-racists; neo-confederates and people who are ready to put the Stars and Bars in our national rear view mirror…If the NFL really wants to cater to the demographic that loves Hank Williams, Jr. and Rush Limbaugh, they’d be better ordering the Broncos to just start Tim Tebow.”

    [If the South Would Have Won: The NFL and Hank Williams, Jr., October 5, 2011]

    (Zirin here confuses the Stars and Bars with the Confederate Battle Flag, which is featured in the artwork decorating his piece. But why would we expect him to know any American history?)

    Black commentator Bomani Jones added that he was surprised Hank Jr. wasn’t fired earlier because he “made a career behind selling a nostalgic look at Southern life, one that clearly doesn’t include black people.” [What I WAS going to say on Outside the Lines…, October 6, 2011] Bomani Jones asks if, golfing analogies aside, “Would Hank Williams, Jr. have gotten the Monday Night Football gig in 2011?”, noting that Williams’ pro-Confederate songs and imagery showed that “closely attached to racist stuff before today.”

    What Jones forgets is that in 1988, before the present Political Correctness crackdown, virtually no one considered Confederate pride offensive. The legendary heartland rocker Tom Petty scored a minor hit with the Rebels in 1985 with the chorus “I was born in Rebel …Down in Dixie on a Sunday Morning.” Petty’s official YouTube channel still plays a performance of the song in Los Angeles that was broadcast on MTV. The crowd bursts out in applause when he unveils a giant Confederate Flag, you can see many fans waving the flag and at the end a fan hands him a flag, which he waves and then wears like a cape. . [Youtube Link]


    Keep in mind that Petty is a certified liberal who recently demanded Michelle Bachmann refrain from using his American Girl on campaign appearances. [Tom Petty to Michele Bachmann: Quit Playing 'American Girl', Rolling Stone, June 28, 2011]And it goes without saying that MTV and Los Angeles were never bastions of pro-Southern sentiment.

    When Hank Jr. wrote If the South Woulda Won, the Battle Flag was as American as apple pie. Today, I doubt if even “conservative” country singers like Darryl Worley or Toby Keith would display the Rebel ensign as prominently as Petty did. And Michelle Bachmann and the rest of the GOP field would most certainly shy away from it.

    I would not be surprised if Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell’s Confederate History Month may end up disqualifying him as a VP candidate. As I wrote during that manufactured controversy, and as wiser men like Sam Francis had written long before, the attacks on the Confederacy and the South are really attacks on all American heritage. They are part of the Treason Lobby’s campaign to Abolish America.

    One thing is sure: “If the South Woulda Won”, they probably wouldn’t have allowed mass immigration. Despite the Lindsey Grahams, the majority of Southern Senators voted against the 1965 Immigration Act, the 1986 Amnesty, and the 2006 Amnesty while Senators from the rest of the country voted overwhelmingly in its favor.

    Maybe Hank Jr. should add a new verse.

    http://www.vdare.com/articles/hank-...vid-zirin-and-the-war-against-the-white-south
     
  7. Highlander

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    Good article. Like I mentioned in another thread...with all these many years of historically-archived TV/Cable programs, you can now compare how it used to be to what it is now to see just how far the culture has been co-opted.

    Also, Jimmy "The Greek" Snyder was fired on January, 16th, 1988, so, technically, the "Political Correctness crackdown" was already happening by 1988 and early 1988 at that.
     
  8. Don Wassall

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    Al Campanis was persecuted in 1987 after being easy prey for Ted Koppel on Nightline. That "morality play" went on for quite a while that year. I would say Campanis and Jimmy the Greek are the two most famous (infamous) examples of politically incorrect heretics being sacrificed on the alter of Cultural Marxist totalitarianism.

    Check that, John Rocker deserves inclusion also, as he was a real, live, still playing White athlete who was snared and slowly roasted, over and over again, after being naive enough to believe what he thought he was saying "off the record" to a Jewish Sports Illustrated writer wouldn't be made public. And what Rocker said wasn't that bad anyway, mostly just some accurate observations on the bipeds of New York City.
     
  9. Quiet Speed

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    Around 1981 ESPN frequently featured a White boxer on Thursday Night Fights that would enter the ring wearing a cape designed as a Confederate Battle Flag. His moniker also had something to do with the Confederacy or the South in general - can’t exactly recall. He was a hell of a fighter, and I can’t remember seeing him lose a fight. Wish I could recall his name. With BSPN’s current strict political correctness and CM agenda a similar situation would be impossible.

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    [TD="bgcolor: #FFFFFF"] On October 3, 2011 country music legend Hank Williams Jr. appeared on Fox and Friends and gave some politically incorrect commentary. While on the air, he committed the unpardonable sin of using the word “Hitler†within one contiguous paragraph of the word “Obama,†calling the golf summit between Obama and Senator Boehner as ridiculous as a hypothetical one between Adolf Hitler and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

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    ESPN execs – whose viewers undoubtedly like Hank better than Obama – first pulled his opening song “Are You Ready for Some Football?â€, which had run on Monday Night Football since 1991, then fired him.

    Well, Hank Jr. is not willing be silenced and this week produced a song in which he calls for patriots to turn off ESPN’s Monday Night Football.

    Let’s stand up for this patriotic American and for FREE SPEECH which is guaranteed by the First Amendment to the US Constitution.

    We are asking you to switch off ESPN Monday Night Football.

    Please sign the petition below and share with your friends to show your support for Hank Williams Jr. and Free Speech!

    http://boycottespn.org/
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  10. Colonel_Reb

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    The effects of political correctness were seen in varying forms going back to the 60s. In the 80s, Disney last released "Song of The South" to theaters but has never released a VHS or DVD version for sale in the US. In 1983, Ole Miss dissociated itself with the Confederate Battle Flag after close to a year of controversy. Further back in the SEC, most bands quit playing "Dixie" in the late 60s or early 70s because of it being deemed offensive. Stanford changed their mascot from the Indians in 1972. Cultural Marxism definitely took hold in the form of restricting freedom (purging things deemed offensive) in the 60s but had definitely gone out of control by the 80s.
     
  11. The Hock

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    Why did Zinn bring Tim Tebow into the conversation? Getting rid of evil Hank Jr. is a step forward, but in this Zinns's eyes the success of an All American hero would be a step back for the "progressive" agenda.

    What twisted minds and outlooks these people have.
     
  12. Highlander

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    Very true, Colonel, and there are countless other more impersonal and institutional examples from that era that you mention. However, it seems that it finally became personal, individual, and live in the mid-late 80's starting with Campanis and Jimmy "the Greek" and then later on in the 90's with Rocker...and with real ramifications.

    Unbeknownst to these guys, by this time in our history, "free speech" now carried with it a heavy price to pay if you hadn't yet grasped the tyrannical nuances of politically-correct language. Campanis and Jimmy "the Greek" not only paid for it when they were alive, but posthumously as well because that's pretty much all that anybody really remembers about them now.
     
  13. Highlander

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    Zirin is a hardcore, self-loathing, apologetic, Cultural Marxist extremist. It's all he knows.
     
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    Here's a message for the limp-wristed, candy@$$ cultmarx pukes....

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