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Whoever said the pen is mightier than the sword obviously never encountered automatic weapons.
Absolutely. As I said, they are then perceived a certain way. I didn't say I yell at people to take their hats off. Not sure what you're getting at Bobby...er... sir.
Exactly, all you commie bastards...
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The beauty of America is that you don't have to
My shovel is sharp, my pick is sharp, and my will is outstanding.
I wear an enormous cowboy hat, and it's just not that easy to take off .
When your freedom infringes upon my freedom
I read the news today, oh boy .. ..
About a lucky man who made the grade
Simple solution. Show up at the games on time.
I take my hat off for the national anthem but I don't sing or put my hand over my heart. Am I a good or bad American. Please advise.
Or don't wear a hat.
Who cares? Its a song and a symbol that doesn't mean much without the action to back it up. I wont wells this up, so Ill just leave it at this: Lets start taking care of each other and do whats right by our veterans, our tired, our poor, and our huddled masses. Lets be outraged about a lack of caring for these people, and less outraged that someone didn't keep up with the act that they actually care.
I remove my hat or hood if I'm wearing one, but I don't put my hand over my heart because I feel silly doing that. I clasp my hands behind my back instead. I face the flag but I don't sing because I'm not a good singer and it's a difficult song to sing. And I'm always in my seat before they play the national anthem.
I recently read that the American military salute was created as a substitute for removing one's hat. According to my source, it was the rule for British soldiers to remove their hats in the presence of higher ranking officers. Our salute was designed to show that level of respect without removing the hat with an explanation of "a U.S. Marine removes his hat for no man", or something along those lines.
As usual, Bob gets it.
I take off my hat if I'm wearing one, but don't feel the need to patronize someone if they keep theirs on.
"Pound Green Pound" Edwin Baker
What if my hat is made in China?
1) Get to the game on time.
2) I assume you can hear because of your disdain for the people that you heard yelling at you, so you can obviously hear the National Anthem start.
3) If you can't take off your hat while walking up stairs then you have bigger issues.
4) You should stop when you hear the National Anthem start. Turn around. Remove your hat. Respect the flag. Whether you are to your seat or not.
But hey, this is America and Americans can do whatever they want because they are American.
Your last sentence is very concerning.
There is nothing disrespectful about not singing. At all. More often singing is disrespectful, when intentionally obnoxious. Correct me if I'm wrong, but I believe it isn't so much that wearing a hat is disrespectful as the act of removing it is a sign of respect. In regards to the OP, when you call people on their patriotism, you create a distraction that is much more disrespectful than the non-compliant hat-wearer.
I'm respectful of the disrespectful.
I remember one time at Comerica Park this guy was just SCREAMING about some dude not taking his hat off. So much it drowned out the whole National Anthem that the rest of us were trying to enjoy.
Take your hat off or leave it on -- it makes not difference to me. But I can't stand these folks who think they are going to bend someone to their will. They're much worse than the hat wearer ever is.
What if I'm wearing one of those Dr. Seuss hats that looks like the American Flag?
Sparty is our mascot, we are Spartans.
My grandfather, father and father in law served; I did not.... but grew up with the take off your hat protocol.... my father in law does get steamed if others do not take off their hat.
But, to be picky... I do not know if the practice changed, but there was to be no food/beverage sales during the anthum; and people were not to be walking up the aisle to their seats as well...the ushers are supposed to tell you to wait until its over.... so for the OP, you should not have been even given the chance to go up the aisle...so that I will pin on the usher....
I'm always caught out when the woman stops pouring my beer when the national anthem starts. I'm there clicking my fingers in her face and she's looking straight through me with her hand on her heart.
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I had some trailer trash tell me to take my hat off in a bar, when a national anthem was being performed on TV?!!!! I told her shes' insane and if she was that proud to be an american, she would lose 50 ,get a personality and become desirable to any guy not named Lance.
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