Thursday, May 04, 2006

Senora Flipflop

“I don’t think there’s anything wrong with singing [the national anthem] in Spanish.”
-- First Lady Laura Bush, CNN interview, 5/3/06

VERSUS

“I think it should be sung in English, of course.”
-- Laura Bush, speaking just 25 seconds later in the same interview, 5/3/06

Here's the deal, folks.

With the American Hispanic population growing at a rate that surpasses all other ethnicities, we should be fucking glad some Latino thought enough of America to write a Spanish edition of a national anthem.

I wouldn't care if some Islamic fundamentalist American wrote an American anthem in whatever language he or she speaks, as long as it involves reverence for America and promotes freedom, liberty and all the things we're supposed to stand for.

Hell, I wish some enterprising rapper would write a hiphop version of the national anthem. The NBA could really use a peppier opening song.

7 comments:

dusty said...

Laura must be off her meds?

I agree, the whole anthem thing smacks of racism to me. Very thinly veiled at that.

Plus, its another way for the Shrub to get peoples minds off what is really important..the fucknut that he is.

larkohio said...

Dusty, it is just smoke and mirrors, just like the "wars" on Christmas and Easter are. Something to distract us and get people mad.

I don't care if we sing the National Anthem in English or Spanish. It is all fine with me.

We need to be worried about the war, and the loss of civil liberties far more than this little argument.

Karen Zipdrive said...

That's just it- they distract us with non-issues that push either patriotic or pseudo-Christian hot buttons so we are distracted from their chronic, monumental fuck-ups.
BushCo probably paid whomever wrote that Spanish anthem just for that purpose.

Holly in Cincinnati said...

The Forward: When the Anthem Was in Yiddish
http://www.forward.com/articles/7756

Karen Zipdrive said...

Damn, Holly, I was hoping that would be a funny version, since the Jews have such a rich history of humor.
If I were Jewish, I'd write:

Oy, say can you see
By the dawn's (God forbid I didn't die in my sleep) early light...

Karen Zipdrive said...

Jon Stewart showed the video of Laura's flip-floppage during her CNN interview.
She deserves to wake up next to that stupid bastard husband of hers every morning.

Karen Zipdrive said...

One more thing I've read many times that I'd like to reiterate--
What the hell drugs is Laura Bush taking? She has those crazy eyes where you can see the whites all around them.
She's easily as doped up as Betty Ford was before she decided to get clean and sober.
Maybe she can found, "The Laura Bush n' Jesus Recovery Center" after her husband is impeached.
Sheesh...
I can't stand it when people can't handle their booze or dope.