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When you hear the national anthem what do you do?

I stand, remove my cap, salute, and sing.
- 5 (19.2%)
I stand so I don't piss people off.
- 15 (57.7%)
I stay seated.
- 4 (15.4%)
I leave my seat utill it is over.
- 2 (7.7%)

Total Members Voted: 17


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Re: The National Anthem
« Reply #15 on: September 20, 2008, 01:11:01 PM »

I rarely go to sporting events, but I went to a baseball game on the 4th of July and didn't stand for the anthem.  Nobody seemed to care. 
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CaL DaVe

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Re: The National Anthem
« Reply #16 on: September 20, 2008, 02:18:17 PM »

I'm too much of a wuss to cause a scene. I just make sure I am in the bathroom when the music plays.
I think I'm going to start doing this. I too am a wuss.  8)
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Re: The National Anthem
« Reply #17 on: September 21, 2008, 01:46:44 AM »

I'm too much of a wuss to cause a scene. I just make sure I am in the bathroom when the music plays.

Standing or sitting . . . ?
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« Reply #18 on: September 21, 2008, 04:31:02 AM »

at the Sox game a month ago I made sure I was getting my friend a beer at the time.
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« Reply #19 on: September 23, 2008, 03:02:47 AM »

I'll stand, with respect to those around me. Just as I would if I were in a foreign country and they played its anthem. But, no hand on heart.

This. No reason to get in a fight with a belligerently drunk nationalist at a baseball game.


I agree with this and do this.  The pledge really bothers me though.  I have given some thought to running for  a local office, but one thing that bothers me about it is the idea that if I were to win, I would have to go along with something I am opposed to or make a scene on my first day.  The Pledge is said at the beginning of each meeting of school board and city council.  Maybe show up late for every meeting.  They can keep the prayer at the beginning, but the pledge, ughh.

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Re: The National Anthem
« Reply #20 on: September 23, 2008, 03:22:40 AM »

I sort of had that trouble at the Republican caucus.  They pledged allegiance to the US flag, and I stood up and sorta mumbled so I wouldn't get kicked out, and could vote for Ron Paul, but there was no way I was going to salute and say that shit.
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AntonLee

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Re: The National Anthem
« Reply #21 on: September 23, 2008, 10:25:39 PM »

who the fuck is Richard Stans anyways?
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AntonLee

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Re: The National Anthem
« Reply #22 on: September 23, 2008, 11:00:05 PM »

especially when they carry those last notes. . bleh
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