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Mainly the Quotes of the Morning, with occasional Other Crap.

Wednesday, May 03, 2006

Quotes of the Morning: Los Americanos

“In all of the holiday excitement, I forgot to mention this week my favorite holiday ever… Loyalty Day. The day in which all True Americans can come together to proclaim their loyalty to the Administration come Heck or high water (I’d use the h-e-double hockey sticks word, but I know that sometimes people should watch what they say in America. The NSA may be listening.)”
-Skippy


“NOW, THEREFORE, I, GEORGE W. BUSH, President of the United States of America, do hereby proclaim May 1, 2006, as Loyalty Day. I call upon all the people of the United States to join in support of this national observance, and to display the flag of the United States on Loyalty Day.”
-George ‘Dubya’ Bush, Loyalty Day Proclamation, April 28, 2006

“Aw.. That’s cute. Loyalty Day is officially on the same day as May Day, the Communist workers’ holiday in which traditionally involves lots of military marches and parades starring missiles and bombs. Somehow that seems appropriate. Meanwhile the important debates of the day rage on… No, I don’t mean the question of why we invaded Iraq. I mean the debate over whether or not the national anthem should be sung in Spanish.”
-Skippy


“I think the national anthem ought to be sung in English, and I think people who want to be a citizen of this country ought to learn English and they ought to learn to sing the national anthem in English."
-George ‘Dubya’ Bush, April 28, 2006

“Heck yes! What kind of True American would even listen to a version in Spanish? Any True American knows that the national anthem was meant to be sung in English, the same language that God wrote it in.”
-Skippy

“The opening ceremony reflected that sentiment. A racially diverse string of famous and once famous performers entertained Bush, soon-to-be First Lady Laura Bush, Vice President-elect Richard B. Cheney and his wife, Lynne, who watched on stage from a special viewing area.
Pop star Jon Secada sang the national anthem in English and Spanish.”
-Cox News Service, January 18, 2001

“The nominee [Dubya], his wife Laura, erstwhile rival John McCain and his wife Cindy joined Bush on a platform where children sang the national anthem - in ‘Spanglish,’ Secada explained.”
-Miami Herald, August 3, 2000

“Hey, Fearless Leader was only on stage because he is a gentleman who is too patriotic and polite to leave when the anthem is sung, even if it is some godless abomination of the One True Anthem. You’ll notice that it doesn’t say that Dubya was singing. He was probably trying to choke back the bile at being forced to listen to the musical butchery of a Spanish version.”
-Skippy


“When visiting cities like Chicago, Milwaukee, or Philadelphia, in pivotal states, he [Dubya] would drop in at Hispanic festivals and parties, sometimes joining in singing ‘The Star-Spangled Banner’ in Spanish, sometimes partying with a ‘Viva Bush’ mariachi band flown in from Texas.”
-American Dynasty, Kevin Phillips, p. 142

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