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Old 03-21-2010, 01:13 PM
 
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he could use a history lesson from Beck...along with every politician in this country.
Beck needs to take some lessons before he can give any.
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Old 03-21-2010, 01:15 PM
 
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It's funny how that song is practically a national anthem. To me it sounds like a serious gripe about the way america is, not a praise for the country. Kinda like "American Woman".
You want praise, reach for you Hymnal. You want music that resonates in people because it reflects the world they know, reach for the Boss.
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Old 03-21-2010, 01:19 PM
 
Location: Central Maine
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I find this so funny. This song is damn near 25 years old and now that BECK claims its anti-american I guess it has to be. This idiot could say the sky is falling and instead of seeing this fool for what he is, the Beck drones will jump on the bandwagon. Pathetic.
There is a percentage of people in this country - I hope a very small percentage - who seem to be very good at questioning many, many things ... except anything they hear on right-wing talk radio or FOX "News."
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Old 03-21-2010, 01:19 PM
 
Location: Imaginary Figment
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Beck: Springsteen’s ‘Born in the USA’ is ‘anti-American,’ ‘propaganda’ | Raw Story (http://rawstory.com/2010/03/beck-springsteens-classic-born-usa-antiamerican-propaganda/ - broken link)
Beck is a piece of garbage-Bruce has more talent in his pinky then Beck could ever have in his life.
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Old 03-21-2010, 01:29 PM
 
Location: Sinking in the Great Salt Lake
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You want praise, reach for you Hymnal. You want music that resonates in people because it reflects the world they know, reach for the Boss.
Hey, I'd vote for him if he ran for office. But he's gonna have the change the lyrics of "I'm on Fire" to clarify the girl he's singing about is at least 18 years old.
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Old 03-21-2010, 01:30 PM
 
Location: California
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I would love to be part of Beck's "brain trust"..and get to sit around thinking up new stuff for him to rant about. I've always had a vivid imagination and tons of creativity so I think I'd be a natural.
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Old 03-21-2010, 01:35 PM
 
Location: Fort Worth, Texas
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Did you see Alice In Wonderland...or are you just living it out?

The libs are going wild during March Madness!


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Old 03-21-2010, 02:02 PM
 
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Wow, thanks Glenn! I hadn't thought about that song in a while. Love it....listening to it right now.

We saw Springsteen sing it at Madison Square Garden two nights in a row...complete with Bruce bringing an American flag onstage and thanking our soldiers, who he continues to help and support to this day.

I Googled Springsteen charities, then Googled Glenn's charities...not much to say after that.

I'm surprised Glennski hasn't jumped all over Bruce's rendition of This Land is Your Land.


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Old 03-21-2010, 03:11 PM
 
Location: east of my daughter-north of my son
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Old 03-21-2010, 03:31 PM
 
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Hahaha - Beck's about 25 years too late on this one. This overgrown child seriously sees red in EVERYTHING.

Didn't Springsteen specifically re-do "Born in the USA" to highlight the fact that it was meant as a critical song of the oppressed working class and not a rowdy anthem?

Next up on Beck: "Youngstown" isn't really about a how much fun young people can have in town! The end is coming! Buy gold so I get a kickback in time to spend it!"

For the record - a man using his talent to look critically at a nation that could be doing a lot better is a patriot. God bless Bruce.
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