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7 months ago  ::  Apr 22, 2019 - 3:37PM #51
zenzenali
Posts: 609

Apr 22, 2019 -- 3:24PM, moeberg55 wrote:




Some famous rappers are often at Yankee Stadium sitting in the luxury seats - these rappers made millions and in many of their songs they repeatedly use the N word, will the Yankees ban them from The Stadium?




$$$$$$ !




You'd have half an argument if they were playing those songs during the 7th inning stretch.


7 months ago  ::  Apr 22, 2019 - 4:17PM #52
moeberg55
Posts: 160

You'd have half an argument if they were playing those songs during the 7th inning stretch.


my guess you missed the point...$$$$ rules the day always has always will the person you posted was spot on .. about rappers uising the "N" and getting choice seats @ the Stadium because they have it $$$... and now they (the yankees) have become PC as they say. but it's ok to allow rappers a free pass because it's hip as they to use the "N" word if your black.. but a white person dead or alive who uses or it or is suspect of using it or even thinking it well that's a different story.
7 months ago  ::  Apr 22, 2019 - 5:34PM #53
zenzenali
Posts: 609

Apr 22, 2019 -- 4:17PM, moeberg55 wrote:


You'd have half an argument if they were playing those songs during the 7th inning stretch.


my guess you missed the point...$$$$ rules the day always has always will the person you posted was spot on .. about rappers uising the "N" and getting choice seats @ the Stadium because they have it $$$... and now they (the yankees) have become PC as they say. but it's ok to allow rappers a free pass because it's hip as they to use the "N" word if your black.. but a white person dead or alive who uses or it or is suspect of using it or even thinking it well that's a different story.



Sorry, Mo, but you're doing mental gymnastics to make a point.  The issue is about Kate Smith's racist song not Blacks using the "N word."  I'm guessing that Black's using the "N word" is like me or a family member calling my brother a ****. It's okay for me to do it, but it's not for someone outside of the family to do it. Incidentally... my brother is a ****.

7 months ago  ::  Apr 22, 2019 - 6:10PM #54
TonyG4
Posts: 3,317
All I have to say is this song that Kate Smith sang 88 years ago. I just read that
Defenders of that song describe it as a satire and point out that Paul Robeson, an African American singer, also recorded it 88 years ago. If you are not aware who he is, he was famous for singing Old Man River.
Willie, Mickey and the Duke, Now That Was Baseball in NY.

THE ORIGINAL SIX IN THE NHL, OLD TIME HOCKEY,

THE WAY THE GAME WAS MEANT TO BE PLAYED:

LETS GO RANGERS. LETS GO YANKEES
7 months ago  ::  Apr 22, 2019 - 6:17PM #55
2BBobby
Posts: 3,912

Not gonna make a big deal over something that was recorded 88 years ago, but as I posted in another thread...



“God Bless America” is not the National Anthem


So why does Major League Baseball…request me to rise and remove my hat when “God Bless America” is played during the 7th inning stretch? I feel I know my American patriotic history and after a number of years of military service, I also know when to render honors (hand over heart and removal of cap).


The playing of “God Bless America” is not one of those times. This little pseudo-patriotic request is a fairly new phenomenon that began following the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001.


It seems we have come to a time and place where nationalism and ideology have crept into our sporting venues. World Cup soccer… Olympics… these are moments when nations’ have their flags prominently displayed… sporting nationalism is usually reserved for the world’s stage… yet MLB has decided to bring it out and wave it around in the 7th inning stretch.


I am not the first nor the last to notice this odd attempt at forcing patriotism, seems a New York man won a law case against the NY Yankees after they kicked him out of Yankee stadium in 2009 for going to the restroom during the playing of “God Bless America.” Nationalism, patriotism, and ideology seemed to get all mixed up when we think about our American Pastime. 


I do not and will not stand during the 7th inning during the playing of “God Bless America.” It isn’t that I am not patriotic, it is just that I am educated enough and possess the experience to know that I don’t have to display patriotism at the whim of some profit-driven enterprise that we call “sports” and the MLB.


Today it is “God Bless America” and tomorrow it will be “Yankee Doodle Dandy”… and then I will be all sorts of confused and wondering if I should remove my hat that would obviously have a feather in it.


…sublimemonkey (Author unknown)

7 months ago  ::  Apr 22, 2019 - 6:28PM #56
realglenn
Posts: 3,512

Apr 21, 2019 -- 10:10PM, davis2 wrote:


Apr 21, 2019 -- 9:33PM, Bill wrote:


Out with the old; in with the new as they say.

The future is progressive, and despite the kicking and screaming, I think it's good the Kate Smith version is history:


It's grossly reminiscent of a time when America was blatantly racist and the only 'gentlemen' were white men. She recorded some pretty offensive content (whether it was satirical or not), and her 'rendition' will always be associated with a morally 'dated' America.

Besides, the song was plain awful anyway. It wasn't pleasant on the ears one bit and after a thousand or so listens, a change was long overdue - just as a matter of musical taste.

Even from a business perspective, it makes sense. Why would the Yankees want to associate themselves with content that could be construed as racist? The name of the game is marketability.

I really don't understand how people are so butt-hurt about this.



There is a political forum. Post your progressive bull$hit down there.




Badda Bing Badda Boom!

7 months ago  ::  Apr 23, 2019 - 5:59AM #57
Bill
Posts: 347

Apr 22, 2019 -- 11:15AM, ArtVandelay wrote:


so do you agree that rappers who use offensive lyrics should be banned from The Stadium?




Nope, not at all. They aren't playing offensive rap songs during the 7th inning stretch, lol.


By the way, have you even listened to the songs in question? (the ones by Kate Smith)

Sheesh, they're only slightly less racist than Birth of a Nation. And people really feel nostalgia for the "good old days"?

7 months ago  ::  Apr 23, 2019 - 8:36AM #58
TonyG4
Posts: 3,317

Apr 23, 2019 -- 5:59AM, Bill wrote:


Apr 22, 2019 -- 11:15AM, ArtVandelay wrote:


so do you agree that rappers who use offensive lyrics should be banned from The Stadium?




Nope, not at all. They aren't playing offensive rap songs during the 7th inning stretch, lol.


By the way, have you even listened to the songs in question? (the ones by Kate Smith)

Sheesh, they're only slightly less racist than Birth of a Nation. And people really feel nostalgia for the "good old days"?



So are you saying Kate Smith singing God Bless America during the 7th inning stretch is an offensive song. 


Art's question is do you think rappers who use offensive lyrics during concerts should be banned from,the stadium. Has nothing to do about 7th inning stretch. Has to do with a double standard, while trying to be  politically correct.

Willie, Mickey and the Duke, Now That Was Baseball in NY.

THE ORIGINAL SIX IN THE NHL, OLD TIME HOCKEY,

THE WAY THE GAME WAS MEANT TO BE PLAYED:

LETS GO RANGERS. LETS GO YANKEES
7 months ago  ::  Apr 23, 2019 - 11:06AM #59
ArtVandelay
Posts: 34,732

Apr 23, 2019 -- 8:36AM, TonyG4 wrote:


Apr 23, 2019 -- 5:59AM, Bill wrote:


Apr 22, 2019 -- 11:15AM, ArtVandelay wrote:


so do you agree that rappers who use offensive lyrics should be banned from The Stadium?




Nope, not at all. They aren't playing offensive rap songs during the 7th inning stretch, lol.


By the way, have you even listened to the songs in question? (the ones by Kate Smith)

Sheesh, they're only slightly less racist than Birth of a Nation. And people really feel nostalgia for the "good old days"?



So are you saying Kate Smith singing God Bless America during the 7th inning stretch is an offensive song. 


Art's question is do you think rappers who use offensive lyrics during concerts should be banned from,the stadium. Has nothing to do about 7th inning stretch. Has to do with a double standard, while trying to be  politically correct.




if someone here actually thinks God Bless America is offensive then they are batsh!t lunatic leftist!

7 months ago  ::  Apr 23, 2019 - 11:13AM #60
craner7
Posts: 23,298
Some libs think exactly that
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