The banishing of Kate Smith isn’t ‘sensitive’ — it’s ridiculous – The Boston Globe

Thursday, April 25, 2019

Outside the Wells Fargo arena in Philadelphia is a nondescript, grit-strewn concrete slab. It is all that remains after the Flyers hockey organization last weekend hauled away the statue of an exuberant Kate Smith that had stood there for 32 years. Gone too is the plaque that explained Smith’s cherished place in Flyers history

:“Blessed with a voice and presence which led her to stardom on Broadway, radio, and television, Miss Smith came to symbolize joyous, homespun American patriotism. . . . Her live performance of ‘God Bless America’ helped inspire the Flyers to become Stanley Cup Champions for the first time in 1974. This statue, honoring one of America’s greatest patriots, is a gift from the Philadelphia Flyers to the people of our great country.”

For decades, Smith’s recording of “God Bless America” was embraced by Flyers fans as a harbinger of luck; the team went 101-31-5 in games when the song was played. The New York Yankees had a Kate Smith ritual as well: Ever since 9/11, Smith’s rendition of “God Bless America” was heard during every seventh inning at Yankee Stadium.

Source: The banishing of Kate Smith isn’t ‘sensitive’ — it’s ridiculous – The Boston Globe

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And, from what is coming out now, the song was a satire produced and sung with Paul Robeson, a famous black signer of her era. It was intended to be a protest against segregation.

How did that fact get “lost” by the media?

Perhaps because it didn’t fit the “narrative” that they push all the time — USA bad; historical figures bad; only ” “good” people should have statues! Argh! I think the media types, “celebrities”, politicians, and bureaucrats should be ranked below used car salesmen in any trustworthy ranking. Like anyone cares what I think.

Argh!

Argh

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POLITICAL: CBS suppressed Obama admitting mistakes in campaign ads

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

http://www.weeklystandard.com/blogs/cbs-doesnt-air-obama-admitting-mistakes-campaign-ads_652973.html

CBS Doesn’t Air Obama Admitting Mistakes in Campaign Ads
10:39 PM, Sep 23, 2012 • By DANIEL HALPER

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Tonight, CBS aired a 60 Minutes interview with President Obama. But curiously enough, the news magazine show did not air a clip of Obama admitting to interviewer Steve Kroft that some of his campaign ads contain mistakes and that some even “go overboard.”

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So what’s the surprise?

Big Media, Hollywood, and the Liberal Left is in full “Relect BHO44” mode.

Truth, Justice, and the American Way aside.

Argh!

No wonder that “We, The Sheeple” are getting shorn and killed.

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RANT: More copyright diktats

Thursday, January 12, 2012

http://web.resourceshelf.com/go/resourceblog/65869

U.S. Copyright Office Issues Recommendations on Sound Recordings
December 31, 2011 02:49
From District Dispatch:

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The United States Copyright Office has recommended that pre-1972 sound recordings should be protected by federal copyright law in its Report on Federal Copyright Protection for Pre-1972 Sound Recordings.

The Copyright Office ultimately decided that benefits of federalization of pre-1972 sound recordings outweighed the problems and said that federalization conformed with the intent of Congress to unify all works under one federal law.

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Clearly, when a Gooferment bureaucrat studies something, the answer is ALWAYS more regulation that will require more bureaucrats!

The consumers and the taxpayers are being <synonym for the act of procreation, past tense> by the expansion of “copyright” diktats. Could it be a payoff to Hollywood and the Administration’s allies in Big Media? The “copyright” and “patent” systems are to encourage creation and (rather quickly) have it go to the public domain for everyone’s benefit. Congress has shifted the balance way over to the creators and away from the Public. It wasn’t intended to be a lifetime paycheck for the copyright and patent holders. Note, that’s not necessarily the creators.

Look at the film “It’s a wonderful life” that escaped copyright by an error and has become a classic enriching everyone’s holidays. The Beatle’s tunes, the classic movies, and great modern literature should all be available to us.

A decade should be the absolute max.

My example is the copyright on some 60’s Beatles tunes just sold for 200M$. How is the “public good” being advanced?

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