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Beer For My Horses

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  1. Cajuncowboy

    Cajuncowboy Preacher From The Black Lagoon

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    I'm putting this thread here to save the mods from moving when it becomes crazy, so....


    Toby Keith Hits Back at Accusation Song Is Pro-Lynching

    Friday, August 08, 2008


    Toby Keith hit back at a recent blog post that derided his 2003 song "Beer for My Horses" as a pro-lynching anthem.

    "The song was a hit and the words 'lynch' and 'racism' has never come up until this moron wrote this blog," he said, according to ContactMusic.

    The country singer, 47, was on "The Colbert Report" last month to perform "Beer for My Horses," the popular song that inspired a movie of the same name.

    Huffington Post blogger Max Blumenthal called the song an "ode to lynching" and said that "Colbert's studio audience clapped to the beat, blithely unaware that they were swaying to a racially tinged, explicitly pro-lynching anthem that calls for the vigilante-style hanging of car thieves and other assorted evildoers."

    Click here for Max Blumenthal's blog from the Huffington Post.

    Blumenthal cited the lyrics "Grandpappy told my pappy back in my day, son, A man had to answer for the wicked that he'd done, Take all the rope in Texas, Find a tall oak tree, round up all of them bad boys, Hang them high in the street," as proof of its racial implications.

    He said "during the days when Keith's 'Grandpappy' stalked the Jim Crow South, lynching was an institutional method of terror employed against blacks to maintain white supremacy."

    But Keith defended the song, saying: "It's about the old West and horses and sheriffs ... and going and getting the bad guys. It's not a racist thing or about lynching."

    "Beer for My Horses," a road trip comedy that stars Keith, Rodney Carrington and Claire Forlani, hits theaters on Friday.
  2. Cajuncowboy

    Cajuncowboy Preacher From The Black Lagoon

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    So, is there any reason what whatsoever that anyone in their right mind could think this song is racist?

    People need to get a thicker skin. Stuff like this just drives me nuts. :bang2:
  3. Ben_n_austin

    Ben_n_austin Benched

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    Ah, well if we haven't discovered yet another case of Racecardium radicans.


    How do you know your candidate is lame?

    ... when he's white and the best hand you can play is the race card.
  4. Cajuncowboy

    Cajuncowboy Preacher From The Black Lagoon

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    WTH are you talking about???

    This has nothing to so with candidates or the election whatsoever.

    Care to make some sense?

    EDIT: How do you know when YOUR candidate is lame?

    When you see the race card played in a campaign when there is no connection to a campaign.
  5. BrAinPaiNt

    BrAinPaiNt Bad Santa Staff Member

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    That's what people get from listening to country music.

    I saw a bumper sticker some years ago that still gives me a laugh when I think about it, esp considering my state, it says...

    Stop inbreeding, ban country music. :laugh2:

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