Friday, April 28, 2006

Even A Blind Squirrel Gets A Nut Once In A While

Adam Kidron, a British composer, said he wanted to honor American immigrants, so he released a Spanish version of the "Star-Spangled Banner". When President Bush was questioned as to whether is was appropriate to sing the Spanish rendition, he replied "I think the national anthem ought to be sung in English, and I think people who want to be a citizen of this country ought to learn English and they ought to learn to sing the national anthem in English." It brought a tear to my eye (like watching a baby's first steps) ... finally the Commander In Chief made an executive decision that made sense. See ... even a broken clock is right twice a day.

4 Comments:

Blogger Floyd said...

I posted a comment on another blog related to this, some of the words have been changed and that gets me. He finally made a statement with some bite to it, great blog by the way.

April 29, 2006 2:37 AM  
Anonymous Wasteland Drifter said...

At the end of the day it's just a song.

They could sing 'God Save The Queen' in Swahili for all I care, in fact it's probably already been done.

When there are illegal wars going on and children starving all over the globe is the language in which a song is sung really a matter anyone should care about?

April 29, 2006 6:32 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Read, but did not verify, that Pres Bush had a Spainish version played at his Ignaugaration, and it's been published in Spainish in 1913ish.

Speaking of those Intelligence tests for elected officals, the Pres also said, "they do jobs Americans won't do". (of course, we can't afford to work for '$1.00' an hour)Also, it's disheartening to be turned down for jobs such as construction, food service, office, because one does not speak Spainish.

May 04, 2006 3:57 AM  
Blogger JK said...

Or my personal favorite ... "you're over-qualified for the position." I guess hiring a person without a clue as to how to do the job is more in tune with what the company has in mind.

Thanks all for stopping by.

May 04, 2006 8:49 PM  

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