Hank williams JR discriminated against over Obama comment

Discussion in 'Politics' started by Alpha Dog, Oct 3, 2011.

  1. Alpha Dog

    Alpha Dog survival of the breed

    No one safe to have his or her own opinion of Odumba$$

    ESPN pulls Hank Williams Jr. after he compares Obama to Hitler

    By Chris Chase


    Hank Williams Jr., the singer whose various videos for the hit song "All My Rowdy Friends Are Coming Over Monday Night" has served as the intro to "Monday Night Football" for 23 seasons, compared President Barack Obama to Adolf Hitler during a Monday morning appearance on "Fox and Friends." The statement led to ESPN pulling his popular intro segment, best known to fans for its "Are you ready for some football?" ending, for Monday night's game between the Indianapolis Colts and Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

    During a discussion on the 2012 presidential race, Williams began discussing Obama's golf outing with Speaker of the House John Boehner. He said it was a political mistake, on par with "Hitler playing golf with [Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin] Netanyahu."

    Even if using Hitler in an analogy was something that was socially acceptable, the comparison still doesn't make any sense.
    If you watched until the two-minute mark of the clip, you'll notice that Williams doesn't seem particularly coherent throughout the segment. He stumbles over words and declared Obama and Joe Biden to be "the Three Stooges." ("That's only two," host Steve Doocy dryly noted.)
    ESPN released a statement expressing disappointment in Williams' comments. The network said the intro will be pulled for one game and any further decision will be based on how contrite the singer-songwriter is in the immediate future.
    Stories like this can blow over and burn slowly for a few days. If it's the former, Williams' intro could be back for next week's game between the Chicago Bears and Detroit Lions. If it's the latter, "Monday Night Football" may just have become a little less rowdy.
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  2. Illini Warrior

    Illini Warrior Illini Warrior

    Dan Hampton of the 85 Super Bowl Bears is getting the same kind of crap ..... he told OBammy he wasn't interested in a White House vist with the other team members ...... he gave a few reasons including not agreeing with OBammy's politics .....

    Now he's a bigot and a racist ..... no individual thought or opinion allowed
  3. Tikka

    Tikka Monkey+++

    What about all the celebrities who openly insulted Bush?

    We are getting a preview of 0bama's Fairness Doctrine..

    (In case you didn't know 0bama's Fairness Doctrine is in the jobs bill)
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  4. Alpha Dog

    Alpha Dog survival of the breed

    I cant remember any other time when some one spoke out against a president they recieved so much flack. Im glad to see it because with people like this making a stand maybe it will reach some of the sheeple to open their eye's. With what Hank called him or compared him to is a lot nicer than what he would be called here in my home town.
    BackwoodsmanUSA and Cephus like this.
  5. -06

    -06 Monkey+++

    What a POS. Pure Chicago ghetto politics at its finest. He wants to be a dictator so badly. Imagine going from a ghetto community organizer to prez in two years-bound to enlarge that cranium beyond imagination. Then he got the Nobel for nothing--what is next--UN prez?
    Mountainman likes this.
  6. beast

    beast backwoodsman

    dont say that, it could happen yet...

    ladies and gentlemen, we are stradling th edge, teetering and just barely ballanced
    its not gonna take much more and stuffs gonna spray everywhere
    im seeing more and more sheeple with eyes opening in wonder
    stunned that this man is actually doing this **** to his people
    the time is coming for that liberty tree to be fertilized the old fashioned way
  7. Falcon15

    Falcon15 Falco Peregrinus

    See, this just proves the mental deficiency of the American People. Supposedly EDUCATED folks that work for ESPN could not grasp the fact that Hank Williams Jr. was speaking in ANALOGY. As in - a friendship between Barrack Obama and John Bohner is like Mussolini and Churchill being friends. THAT IS ANALOGY. Now, of they took exception because the SHOE FIT, then be honest about it.
  8. Alpha Dog

    Alpha Dog survival of the breed

    This is a form of politcal intemidation enforced by a company to infringe on a person right to free speech. I wonder how much ESPN is giving to his election fund and what the trade off for ESPN.
  9. swalt

    swalt Monkey+

    I sent ESPN an email telling them I won't watch anything on their channel until they put Hank back on.
  10. Pyrrhus

    Pyrrhus Monkey+++

    That's the way to go about it.

    People, ESPN has every right to make this decision. Instead of screaming about discrimination (that is the liberal mindset), call or email ESPN and tell them you disagree with their decision and will not patronize them or any of their subsidiaries until they reverse it. Then do it again. Then talk all your friends into doing it. Then talk them into doing it again. You get the picture.
    Sapper John likes this.
  11. Alpha Dog

    Alpha Dog survival of the breed

    Hey thanks swalt don't know what I was thinking but the thought of sending an e-mail never crossed my mind long day at work. I just sent an e-mail myself.
  12. beast

    beast backwoodsman

    too late, damned if hank didnt go and publicly appologise to that ass
    and to think i used to like him
  13. bassic

    bassic Monkey+

    Jawohl, Herr Commandant...Stalag 13, you say? Sieg Heil!

    I was about done with football anyway, this unfortunate incident only cements my position.

    There is no media bias, they're just corporate "people". Corporations are not people. I refuse to believe they are until Texas executes one of them...
  14. Alpha Dog

    Alpha Dog survival of the breed

    I can not believe he did that it hurt's I guess I'll send him an e-mail and tell him I want him to turn in his good ol' boy card. Plus I'll have to find a new beer drinking friend. I guess it's back to Geroge Jone's and Waylon for me.
  15. toydoc

    toydoc Monkey+++

    changing minds

    Best way I can think of is to email the advertisers on their programs and say I ain't buying until... Enough people do that and well "worked with Hank".[dunno]
  16. Minuteman

    Minuteman Chaplain Moderator Founding Member

    This is the most asinine thing I have heard of in a long time. Although these kinds of stories seem to be increasing in frequency. I know that the general IQ of the American public has drastically declined in the last 50 years but to this degree? People can't make a distinction between an analogy and a direct comparison? Are we so paranoid that we might offend someone that we read something into every statement?

    What if he had of said "....would be like a dog playing golf with a cat". Would he have been saying the president was a dog?

    Or "....like Patton playing golf with Rommel." Ooooh, he just called the president a war monger like Patton.

    How about "...the Grand Wizard of the Klan playing golf with the head of the NAACP." Oh my God, he just said the president was a right wing racist!! Lynch him!!!

    Is this the state that our nation is in today? The (some believe intentional) dumbing down of America began in the 60's and it appears to have had spectacular results.

    I for one will not be watching anything that comes on ESPN. I say vote with your remote. There are other channels to watch.
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  17. ghrit

    ghrit Bad company Administrator Founding Member

    Yes, I fear it is. Everyone has a chip well shouldered and an unbridled tongue tied to a devout willingness to misunderstand.
  18. dystopia

    dystopia Monkey+

    I hope Faith Hill keeps her mouth shut!
  19. Alpha Dog

    Alpha Dog survival of the breed

    Hank is letting the music speak for him

    Mon Oct 10 09:57am EDT
    Hank Williams Jr. wrote a new song about Fox News and ESPN

    By Chris Chase

    hank_williams_jr_wrote_a_new_song_about_fox_news_and_espn. Are you ready for some vengeance, vapid lyricism and strained rhyming patterns?
    Hank Williams Jr. is releasing a new song entitled "I'll Keep My ...," in which he calls out ESPN and Fox News after his remarks about President Barack Obama and Adolf Hitler on "Fox and Friends" led to his dismissal from the "Monday Night Football" theme song after 23 years.
    The country music singer wrote the song on Friday and is scheduled to release it late Monday or early Tuesday. In its third verse, he takes issue with how Fox took his words out of context: "So Fox 'n Friends wanna put me down/Ask for my opinion/Twist it all around."
    If it didn't mean having to listen to Hank Williams Jr. speak about anything other than music or Alabama football, I'd be interested to hear how he thinks Fox twisted his opinion. After all, there are only so many ways to take the quote: "It'd be like Hitler playing golf with Netanyahu."
    Williams calls the U.S. the "United Socialist States of America" earlier in the song. He finishes the third verse with a subtlety you'd expect from the man who wrote "Why Can't We All Just Get a Long Neck?" The song ends with the suggestive jab, "Well two can play that gotcha game you'll see."
    During an appearance on "The View" last week, Williams found a measure of support from Whoopi Goldberg. This led to him suggesting a possible Whoopi/Hank presidential ticket in the future. Let's pray that this theoretical campaign would never take them to the golf course. That would be like ... never mind
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