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Thread: moment of silence please.....thank you. [Merle Haggard RIP]

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    Default moment of silence please.....thank you. [Merle Haggard RIP]

    MERLE IS GONE.....79.




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    Quote Originally Posted by Ron Paul View Post
    The intellectual battle for liberty can appear to be a lonely one at times. However, the numbers are not as important as the principles that we hold. Leonard Read always taught that "it's not a numbers game, but an ideological game." That's why it's important to continue to provide a principled philosophy as to what the role of government ought to be, despite the numbers that stare us in the face.

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    OMG....we've lost so many talented people this year. I see that today was his birthday, too. How sad.

    RIP, Merle.

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    Merle Haggard, a contrarian populist whose songs about his scuffling early life and his time in prison made him the closest thing that country music had to a real-life outlaw hero, died on Wednesday, his 79th birthday.

    His death was confirmed by his former publicist Jim Della Croce, who could not provide further details. Mr. Haggard had recently canceled several concerts, saying he had double pneumonia.

    Unlike his friend Johnny Cash, Mr. Haggard didn’t merely visit San Quentin State Prison to perform for the inmates. Convicted of burglary in 1957, he served nearly three years there and spent his 21st birthday in solitary confinement.

    Mr. Haggard went on to write “Mama Tried,” “Branded Man” and several other candid songs about his incarceration, all of them sung in a supple baritone suffused with dignity and regret. Many of his other recordings championed the struggles of the working class from which he rose. He became known as a poet of the common man.

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    http://www.nytimes.com/2016/04/07/ar...t-79.html?_r=0
    Quote Originally Posted by Ron Paul View Post
    The intellectual battle for liberty can appear to be a lonely one at times. However, the numbers are not as important as the principles that we hold. Leonard Read always taught that "it's not a numbers game, but an ideological game." That's why it's important to continue to provide a principled philosophy as to what the role of government ought to be, despite the numbers that stare us in the face.

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    Go with God, Merle. Peace.


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    ~BUMP~




    Last edited by donnay; 04-06-2016 at 03:24 PM.
    "Logic is an enemy and truth is a menace." ~ Rod Serling
    "Cops today are nothing but an armed tax collector" ~ Frank Serpico
    "To be normal, to drink Coca-Cola and eat Kentucky Fried Chicken is to be in a conspiracy against yourself."
    "People that don't want to make waves sit in stagnant waters."

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    Rest in Peace . I had no idea he was so young .

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    RIP. One of the greats.
    "There are two freedoms - the false, where a man is free to do what he likes; the true, where he is free to do what he ought."~~Charles Kingsley

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    Even if you are not into country music you know who Merle is.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zippyjuan View Post
    Even if you are not into country music you know who Merle is.
    My friend Jimmy was friends with Merle Haggard. Said he was a really mean son of a bitch.
    Through lives and lives shalt thou pay, O' king.

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    If you guys haven't been following Merle recently, he released an album with Willie Nelson called "Django and Jimmie", it's excellent. (I especially like "Unfair Weather Friend" and "Don't Think Twice, It's Alright".

    Friends, Merle Haggard was one of the last of an Old Breed. Are the Good Times Really Over For Good? Yup, probably. It's all going to Pot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RonPaulIsGreat View Post
    This song reminds me of my dad RIP.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pcosmar View Post
    so much for a silent moment. RIP

    Liberty is lost through complacency and a subservient mindset. When we accept or even welcome automobile checkpoints, random searches, mandatory identification cards, and paramilitary police in our streets, we have lost a vital part of our American heritage. America was born of protest, revolution, and mistrust of government. Subservient societies neither maintain nor deserve freedom for long.
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    Quote Originally Posted by osan View Post
    My friend Jimmy was friends with Merle Haggard. Said he was a really mean son of a bitch.
    I bet he told you more also....I won't ruin people's ideas about him...he was a musical talent for sure
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    Quote Originally Posted by puppetmaster View Post
    I bet he told you more also....I won't ruin people's ideas about him...he was a musical talent for sure

    I have all respect for Mr. Haggard's music. I mentioned it not to ruin anyone's perceptions, so please forgive me if I managed to do that. It's just that most of the best musicians appear to have all manner of deep personal "flaws", which I think contributes greatly to the quality of their work. Look at some of the best writers throughout human history - miserable characters... angry, hateful, sad, depressed, oppressed, sadistic in some cases. Humans are indeed very curious creatures in that the more miserable, the more interesting they tend to be. Figure that one.
    Through lives and lives shalt thou pay, O' king.

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    Default RIP Merle Haggard 1937-2016

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    So was Muskogee Oklahoma the only place Merle didn't smoke weed?





    In 1969, the story goes, Merle and the Strangers were travelling through Oklahoma when someone, seeing a highway sign, remarked, “I bet they don’t smoke marijuana in Muskogee.” Twenty minutes later (the story continues), the boys—the actual writing credits are listed as Merle and Roy Edward Burris, the Strangers’ drummer at the time—had come up with the lyrics and melody of “Okie from Muskogee.”
    “Sometimes I wish I hadn’t written ‘Okie,’ ” he told me, somewhere in Florida. “Not that I’m ashamed of it. I’m not sure but what bothers me most is the people that identify with it. There is the extremity out there. I don’t know. It made people forget that I might be a much more musical artist than they give me credit for. I was indelibly stamped with this political image—this political, musical spokesman, or whatever. I had to play that song every night for eighteen years. And sometimes, out of a little bit of rebellious meanness, you know, I say I’m not going to do it. But very seldom. Your own songs become like living creatures. They are like children. They are individuals. You forgive them. God dang, you fall back in love with ’em, you know?”




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    Go with God Merle.
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    Man, ever get one of those songs in your head and can't get it out? I found 40 minutes of great live music tonite. From '69:


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    He was a rebel... a great rolling stone interview from 2009.

    http://www.rollingstone.com/music/ne...ggard-20091001


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