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Noted in Passing: Our flag was still there. . .

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  • Mike Austin March 7, 2022, 10:47 AM

    If any of the ruling class in Washington DC saw this, they would erupt into a spittle-flecked rage. How dare “We the People” show such love of nation? The elites believe that there is not room enough in the US for both them and us.

    They are correct.

  • PA Cat March 7, 2022, 11:04 AM

    I can remember when everyone in a sports stadium (fans as well as players) joined in singing our national anthem– rather than having to stand quietly while some narcissistic soloist uses it to show off their ability to play games with the melody and rhythm. Counter-example: the USA players and the fans at the Rugby World Cup, played in London in 2015:


  • Christopher L Hunt March 7, 2022, 11:25 AM

    “Play La Marseillaise. Play it, I tell you.”

    • Mike Austin March 7, 2022, 11:28 AM



      Almost makes me like the French. Almost.

      • gwbnyc March 7, 2022, 1:02 PM

        the extras, several, were refugees at the time. the old waiter, SZ Sakall, was the sum of his family that escaped europe. by chance, I know his third cousin, we worked in the film business together.

        great book, “the usual suspects” chronicles the film thoroughly.

        knowing full well what will happen I’ll wait in suspense for Claude Raines to say the perfectly timed final “round up the usual suspects”, then choke up. done it maybe thirty times.

        • Mike Austin March 7, 2022, 1:05 PM

          I just saw it again for the 50th time. Such a great, classic film.

          • gwbnyc March 7, 2022, 1:19 PM


            I get the same effect from the closer in “stalag 17”. edge of my chair. perfectly timed.

            random note- when asked who was attending to an assigned task we’d always reply “Manfredi and Johnson.”

  • gwbnyc March 7, 2022, 1:08 PM

    a favorite.
    five nations football tournament some years back. there is no welsh national anthem, and this is the welsh national anthem.

    “my nation”-


    – the hairy guy brought to a tear is adam jones. I wish I gave a damn about something as much as these guys did.

  • HH March 7, 2022, 4:35 PM

    The National Anthem sounds the best when we all sing together. It’s about the only thing we can do—together. I wish the professional sporting teams would encourage this in their stadiums. My fondest hope is that a musical talent of rare courage and honor will invite us all to stand and sing together, while he or she leads us.

    • gwbnyc March 7, 2022, 5:10 PM

      yes, and I’ll take it straight, at that. as mentioned above I don’t need a cloned hyperbolic electrocuted Tina Turner version set on “cartoon voice.”

  • Jay Dee March 7, 2022, 5:51 PM

    To be honest, what struck me is that the stadium was full………………for a soccer match.

  • KCK March 7, 2022, 9:46 PM

    The land of the free, and the home of the brave. Fuck Biden!