Thursday, April 1, 2010

Patriots, you will LOVE this, I guarantee....

Stick with it and keep Kleenex nearby..................

(thanks, Martha xxx)


Anonymous said...

This is great Z.

Wow, I love this. It's so American.


beamish said...

Real men, real spirit. real sport.

Such things would cancel beauty pageants, er, baseball games, because the thunder of jet planes overhead would have the "athletes" running for umbrellas.


Anonymous said...

I know, I probably missed something here, but equating NFL football with patriotism because of an Air Force flyby seems to have lost me. Would President Obama's flyby of lower Manhattan and the Statue of Liberty on Air Force One arouse patriotic fervor — just because he scared the crap out of the people in that locale on that day?

Would this poetry arouse the same patriotic fervor if you knew it was written by an American President?


Under water grottos, caverns

Filled with apes

That eat figs.

Stepping on the figs

That the apes

Eat, they crunch.

The apes howl, bare

Their fangs, dance . . .

Somehow I think there were better poets at FPM, back in the day ...


P.S. Here's a link to that patriotic poem ...

Janie Lynn said...

Wow, made me cry. But then - I remember the '85 Bears! :)

Stuff like that always gets me choked up.

Opus #6 said...

Anon, there is no moral equivalence between a patriotic armed-forced flyover and the cheap public-relations stunt Obama pulled in New York City. I don't understand why you have trouble seeing that.

I thought it was sweet to see the reactions of the NFL players to America's FInest. Is it so wrong to be proud of the men who keep us safe at night? And to celebrate their skill?

christian soldier said...

(-: :-)
I need not express more-except- Here's to our BEST!!!!!

Z said...

Waylon, I don't think this has anything to do with 'equating NFL football with patriotism..' I see it was AMERICANS getting choked up by the exhibit of our best doing what they do best.

That poem, pardon me...SUCKS!
I remember reading in many places how Bill Ayers published a book every year except the two years Obama's two books came out. I suppose one could say that's a coincidence, but experts say the phraseology and other things about the writing smack (you should pardon the expression) of Ayers, too.
Still, as I have said, ad nauseum, if we had an honest media, we'd not even be in this unholy liberal mess he's got us in. And, real journalists would have HOUNDED the earth to find out if that could have been true...If it had been a Republican saying he'd written two books and the evidence pointed to a rightwing terrorist friend of his having written it, you can BET the journalists would have suddenly taken their job seriously.

Anonymous said...

Opus and Z, the point is, as I see it, that any demagogue can come along and pull the patriotism card out of his hat, and simply by mouthing the platitudes of patriotism, go about his/her work.

Patriotism of the individual citizen as a sense of pride in ones country and recognizing its true history and meaning is a good thing.

I used the example above of Air Force One scaring the residents of lower Manhattan to show that it depends on perception and politicians or demagogues can use a phony patriotism for their own personal gain politically.


cube said...

Pass the Kleenex. I get misty-eyed everytime.

At an Air Show one year, we were happily watching the Blue Angels performing, when one of them sneakily broke away from the pack, snuck up behind us and gave the crowd a fly-over that scared the devil out of us all. It was amazing.

Since that day, I have always kept count of the planes at the Air Show and occasionally look over my shoulder just to be ready.

Z said...

cube, that would have scared the (#@$ out of anybody!

Waylon, we Americans just love shows of patriotism and, while you make a good point about the actions of demagogues, our Air Force is OURS and our footballers are "ours" and it feels good to see young men on the field touched by a display like's rare anymore.