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THE MUSINGS OF A TRADITIONAL SOUTHERN DEMOCRAT

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Sid in his law office where he sits when meeting with clients. Observant eyes will notice the statuette of one of Sid's favorite Democrats.

Saturday, February 12, 2011

What can one say other than Bless Her Heart. After all, it's only the national anthem, and the most watched event of the year.


From Merriam-Webster:

During her rendition of the national anthem that preceded the [Super Bowl] game, Christina Aguilera botched the lyrics and never sang the words "O'er the ramparts we watched / Were so gallantly streaming." She instead improvised a line that closely resembled a previous line in the song ("What so proudly we hailed / At the twilight's last gleaming").

A rampart is a wall that is built to protect a castle, fort, or city. Francis Scott Key, who wrote the poem that became the "Star-Spangled Banner," was observing the British attack on Fort McHenry during the Battle of Baltimore in 1814 when he wrote the famous words.

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