See the Washington Monument While You Still Can

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    The Yankees have suspended the use of Kate Smith’s recording of “God Bless America” during the seventh-inning stretch while they investigate an allegation of racism against the singer for a song she recorded in 1939.

    Yanks bench Kate Smith while investigating racism
     
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    TBH, part of me is glad that this relic from the 9/11days is going away....We already get a nice scoop of compulsory patriotism before the game starts...Enough already.

    Right result for the wrong reason.
     
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    Good grief
     
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    Why are they using music from goddam 1939? Can we not move the fuck ON from ignorant times?
     
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    It was already way over the line when they started punishing people for not-singing.

    In 2008, a fan at Yankee Stadium was restrained and then ejected by police officers for attempting to leave his seat for the restroom while the song was playing. The following year, three minor league fans of the now-defunct Newark Bears were ejected from the stadium for refusing to stand during the song.

    If it’s freely chosen, standing for the national anthem is patriotic. Forcing people to stand for God Bless America isn’t. This is about more than taxpayer money. The government has no business propagandizing the American people. --- John Kiriakou, former CIA counterterrorism officer and former senior investigator with the Senate Foreign Relations Committee --- from this thread
     
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    Agreed....The morons pushing this shit definitely haven't moved on from 1939.
     
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    Soon to be chucked into the Memory Hole.
     
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    If it wasn’t for Fake News you’d have no news at all.
     
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    Why stand for that song, it's not the National Anthem.
     

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