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Thread: Am I OTD (Older than Dirt) or is this country going to hell in a hand basket?

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    Quote Originally Posted by SherryLea
    Sometimes I think they do it to get in the news. And I disagree that the foot ball game has nothing to do with our country if they are going to sing our Athem they owe it the respect it deserves. Saying it doesn't matter because it was just a football game is like saying God only matters in church And venting here sometimes lets us here if we are alone in our feelings or other people feel the same way we do. This is just my opinion please don't take any of it personal.
    I agree!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by PatriceJ
    there's another thread here about this subject. i hope we can keep it down to just the two.

    i can speak only for myself.

    first ... i do not equate "football" to "this country". there are tens of millions of us who never watch football. we couldn't care less - and that includes the Super Bowl. so i do not consider what goes on there to define me or my fellow Americans.

    second ... football is just like any other form of public entertainment. it's a business. the owners and promoters will cater to "the lowest common denominator". they are not concerned about the quality of the experience they offer. their first and final considerations will always be popularity - as measured in the target market - and ticket sales.

    from what i've read here and in the so-called news, i expect i would have agreed (had i watched) that our anthem had been butchered. i could only guess about the reason(s).

    however, grousing about it here isn't a step toward change - if that is in fact what most football fans want.

    send letters (not email; not phone calls. use snail mail for its visual and physical impact on the corporate mail rooms.)

    write to the television station on which you watched the game.
    write to the network(s) that broadcast the game.
    write to the record label who sells the singer.
    write to every company that broadcast a commercial during the game.
    write to the store(s) that sell the products that were advertised.

    heck ... write to your Senators and Representatives for good measure.

    Never forget ... unless you/we take constructive steps to at least try solving a probem, you/we are and will remain (let's say it altogether now) ... part of the problem. ;-)
    Couldn't agree more!

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    Quote Originally Posted by PatriceJ
    there's another thread here about this subject. i hope we can keep it down to just the two.

    i can speak only for myself.

    first ... i do not equate "football" to "this country". there are tens of millions of us who never watch football. we couldn't care less - and that includes the Super Bowl. so i do not consider what goes on there to define me or my fellow Americans.

    second ... football is just like any other form of public entertainment. it's a business. the owners and promoters will cater to "the lowest common denominator". they are not concerned about the quality of the experience they offer. their first and final considerations will always be popularity - as measured in the target market - and ticket sales.

    from what i've read here and in the so-called news, i expect i would have agreed (had i watched) that our anthem had been butchered. i could only guess about the reason(s).

    however, grousing about it here isn't a step toward change - if that is in fact what most football fans want.

    send letters (not email; not phone calls. use snail mail for its visual and physical impact on the corporate mail rooms.)

    write to the television station on which you watched the game.
    write to the network(s) that broadcast the game.
    write to the record label who sells the singer.
    write to every company that broadcast a commercial during the game.
    write to the store(s) that sell the products that were advertised.

    heck ... write to your Senators and Representatives for good measure.

    Never forget ... unless you/we take constructive steps to at least try solving a probem, you/we are and will remain (let's say it altogether now) ... part of the problem. ;-)
    :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup:

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    Quote Originally Posted by liminanc
    I need to stick up for the younger generation. I have 2 children, 18 & 20, both have never been in trouble, go to college and work, my son works 30 hrs a week a 5-11 shift at a warehouse and it is seasonal so he works a few months then has about 2 months off then back to work for about 3 months and goes to community college, he lives at home and is a big help.
    She goes to a state school and works about 20 hrs a week in retail. She is a real go getter, he is more laid back. They are not perfect, but neither am I. I know lazy people of every generation, and go getters of every generation. And I missed the national anthem, I was driving home from work. Did see the 1/2 time show, liked that.
    Definately agree!! DH and I work lot with youth and the vast majority are hard-working, moral and respectful. I work with two young people right now, one is finishing HS this year and has 2 jobs, the other has just finished college and is working 3 jobs to pay off school and car(which she bought herself).
    As far as freeloaders, no one can take advantage of you unless you let them

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