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Les_Kloo
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Registered: 06/24/11
Posts: 211
Location: City in My Head, USA
 
Toby Keith
Friday, January 27 2017 @ 12:53 PM CST

The famous C&W knuckledragger performs at the Trump inauguration. This piece-o-crap song is called "Beer for my Horses," but is not actually about beer or horses. It's about vigilante justice. The idea is that you get your posse together, hunt down the bad guys, kill them, then celebrate at the local saloon with "whiskey for my men, beer for my horses," followed by some mouth breathing and spitting. Just right for an inauguration, don't you agree?

I copied the video here, but no need to actually watch it. It's just as shitty as you might expect. I put it here so as to prove that this actually happened.

One can find these words of inspiration in the lyrics:

"Take all the rope in Texas
Find a tall oak tree, round up all of them bad boys
Hang them high in the street
For all the people to see"

and this lovely dog whistle:

"We got too many gangsters doing dirty deeds
We’ve got too much corruption, too much crime in the streets
It’s time the long arm of the law put a few more in the ground
Send ’em all to their maker and he’ll settle ’em down
You can bet he’ll set ’em down"


My music is much better than it sounds.
grah3am
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Registered: 11/07/04
Posts: 84
Location: , Bahamas
 
Re:Toby Keith
Friday, January 27 2017 @ 01:44 PM CST

Hi Les. I had honestly not heard of this guy before the ceremony. I at least knew of and disliked The Piano Guys and had heard of but not heard 3 Doors Down.

It's both sad and amusing that these were the best they could do.

"You read him his rights while I shave his legs."
VicDiesel
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Registered: 02/14/06
Posts: 2922
Location: Austin, TX
 
Re:Toby Keith
Friday, January 27 2017 @ 03:24 PM CST

I can see why Trump likes him. They're both scared little boys doing a lot of empty posturing.

Victor.

-- My CD.
Daugrin
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Registered: 03/24/09
Posts: 1120
Location: , Extraverse
 
Re:Toby Keith
Friday, January 27 2017 @ 07:38 PM CST

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/max-blumenthal/feelin-the-hate-with-toby_b_119363.html

The hate rains down! This one is from the Huffington Post. Just like you guys
would like.

Daug
VicDiesel
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Location: Austin, TX
 
Re:Toby Keith
Saturday, January 28 2017 @ 05:28 AM CST

Quote by: Daugrin

The hate rains down!



Why is it hateful to point out that a song seems to be about lynching?

Victor.

-- My CD.
Dadai.2
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Registered: 09/09/08
Posts: 1720
Location: Frisco, Texas Republic of Texas 😎
 
Re:Toby Keith
Saturday, January 28 2017 @ 08:19 PM CST

Well, by this standard (with which I don't necessarily disagree), then wouldn't you agree that all the "kill the cops" rap artists are likewise "knuckledraggers?" I mean, we want to be consistent, don't we?

smug moral posturing & virtue signaling? nope...
VicDiesel
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Posts: 2922
Location: Austin, TX
 
Re:Toby Keith
Saturday, January 28 2017 @ 09:49 PM CST

Quote by: Dadai.2
I mean, we want to be consistent, don't we?



What's the consistency in the president inviting a song about lynching at his inauguration? I don't think that's consistent with anything.

Victor.

-- My CD.
Les_Kloo
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Registered: 06/24/11
Posts: 211
Location: City in My Head, USA
 
Re:Toby Keith
Sunday, January 29 2017 @ 07:33 AM CST

Quote by: Dadai.2
Well, by this standard (with which I don't necessarily disagree), then wouldn't you agree that all the "kill the cops" rap artists are likewise "knuckledraggers?" I mean, we want to be consistent, don't we?



So, you object to the use of the word “knuckledragger”? Here, I rewrote my original post, removing all the pejoratives and all the incidental occurrences of sarcasm.

I mean, we want to keep our focus on what's truly offensive, don't we?

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Toby Keith performed at the Trump inauguration. Here is the video of him performing "Beer for my Horses," but the song is not actually about beer or horses. It's about vigilante justice. The idea is that you get your posse together, hunt down the bad guys, kill them, then celebrate at the local saloon with "whiskey for my men, beer for my horses.”

I copied the video here to prove that this actually happened.

From the lyrics:

"Take all the rope in Texas
Find a tall oak tree, round up all of them bad boys
Hang them high in the street
For all the people to see"

and this:

"We got too many gangsters doing dirty deeds
We’ve got too much corruption, too much crime in the streets
It’s time the long arm of the law put a few more in the ground
Send ’em all to their maker and he’ll settle ’em down
You can bet he’ll set ’em down"

————————————————————————————————————

Your call for consistency is an example of false equivalence, which is demonstrated by the following: if elements c and d belong to set A, and if elements d and e belong to set B, then A and B are the same, since they both contain the element d.

Are you able to identify the difference between the example I posted and the example you mentioned? Any difference at all? A bit of historical context maybe?

My music is much better than it sounds.
Dadai.2
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Registered: 09/09/08
Posts: 1720
Location: Frisco, Texas Republic of Texas 😎
 
Re:Toby Keith
Sunday, January 29 2017 @ 09:50 AM CST

Les, I already wrote that I didn't necessarily disagree with your point. But - celebrating lynching bad guys... celbrating killing cops - In my book both are knuckledraggers.

smug moral posturing & virtue signaling? nope...
 
VicDiesel
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Registered: 02/14/06
Posts: 2922
Location: Austin, TX
 
Re:Toby Keith
Sunday, January 29 2017 @ 11:47 AM CST

Quote by: Dadai.2
Les, I already wrote that I didn't necessarily disagree with your point. But - celebrating lynching bad guys... celbrating killing cops - In my book both are knuckledraggers.



Sure. And which president invited a knuckledragger to sing about lynching at his inauguration?

Victor.

-- My CD.