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Something Wonderful: Johnny Cash, The Ragged Old Flag

Debuted yesterday at the Super Bowl. Onward.

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  • Casey Klahn February 3, 2020, 10:16 AM

    I always stand when I see the flag paraded or raised. Even on film.

    Didn’t John Ford revere the flag on film? Wasn’t it my grandfather who came from Germany to make a new life in America? Didn’t my father fight under that flag in the cold mountains of Italy? Wasn’t it me who marched on Bicentennial Day and wore the khaki uniform of the US Army?

    The NFL can suck my ass. Good for Fox for making this commercial and I stood up. Even though I am here watching alone. I kept the tears back, too, up until I saw the little girl sewing the flag.

  • ghostsniper February 3, 2020, 10:34 AM

    “The NFL can suck my ass.”
    I’m with ya line dawg.
    I didn’t look at 1 second of that waste of time.

    If you added up the hourly rate for everyone that watched that thing what would the total amount be?

  • Terry February 3, 2020, 2:51 PM

    God Bless America

  • Phil in Englewood February 4, 2020, 4:01 AM

    Thank you, Casey. Excellent comment.

  • Punditarian February 4, 2020, 9:15 AM

    The song is very moving by itself and the video is excellent.
    The lyrics however perpetuate a mistake:

    “And it almost fell at the Alamo
    Beside the texas flag, but she waved on though”

    Unless I am very much mistaken, neither the Stars & Stripes nor the Texas Lone Star flag were flown over the Alamo during the battle.
    The defenders flew the Mexican tricolor flag, with the date “1824” superimposed on the central white band, referring to the Mexican Constitution of 1824 which had been replaced with a Constitution and a government objectionable to the American colonists.
    That is the flag I am flying this month, alongside Old Glory, until March 6, to honor those fighters and martyrs for freedom.