Video: Country music’s newest anti-terrorist anthem

posted at 8:39 am on October 2, 2007 by Allahpundit

It’s the flip side of Michael Moore’s comment that “[i]f someone did this to get back at Bush, then they did so by killing thousands of people who DID NOT VOTE for him. Boston, New York, D.C., and the planes’ destination of California—these were the places that voted AGAINST Bush.” Except, um, this is satire and he actually said that, on September 12, 2001 no less. Thankfully, his views have “evolved” since then.

Nothing like a little north-south cultural tension to start the day.


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Lived in Tennessee and Nashville all of my life. Never heard of either of these people. Where do they find these people?

volsense on October 2, 2007 at 8:46 AM

Was it wrong that I laughed out loud?

frreal on October 2, 2007 at 8:46 AM

Sigh… Volsense.

frreal on October 2, 2007 at 8:46 AM

OMG

trailortrash on October 2, 2007 at 8:50 AM

I like the title of his album in the beginning:

Drunk Driving the Tractor

sunny on October 2, 2007 at 8:51 AM

Lived in Tennessee and Nashville all of my life

Pfft, Yankee.

JasonG on October 2, 2007 at 8:52 AM

As a southerner I’m outrageously outraged. Now that I’ve stopped laughing.

SouthernDem on October 2, 2007 at 8:55 AM

“You could bring in wild pit bulls.”

I love it. I was giggling through the whole thing. Catchy tune.

They didn’t interview the other guy in the video. I laughed out loud at the electric guitar solo when both guys looked to be playing acoustic guitars. They’re magic guitars!!!

I love the Onion videos. Although the Iraff video is still one of my favorites.

mjk on October 2, 2007 at 8:58 AM

Laughed til it hurt. Now if someone would just post it up on ET.

Limerick on October 2, 2007 at 9:01 AM

Lived in Tennessee and Nashville all of my life. Never heard of either of these people. Where do they find these people?
volsense on October 2, 2007 at 8:46 AM

Sorry, I just don’t have the heart to tell him…

ulyses on October 2, 2007 at 9:01 AM

It will be painful news; let’s let this one rest.

Jaibones on October 2, 2007 at 9:10 AM

As for the bit, great fun. “Hemorrhagic fever through the municipal water supply” was powerful; I teared up a little.

Jaibones on October 2, 2007 at 9:11 AM

I think killing everyone in New York City really could bring the country together…

Oh man. Truckloads of wild pitbulls!

I think the part after the final commercial was the best.

Gotta love Onion News Network!

nailinmyeye on October 2, 2007 at 9:12 AM

I love the actors they get for these things.

Heck, I love the Onion shorts. Put them on Saturday night, and watch SNN die a merciful death.

Meryl Yourish on October 2, 2007 at 9:17 AM

Funny, but so far, nothing has approached the brilliance of “Stab wounds prove fatal to monkeys.”

Slublog on October 2, 2007 at 9:20 AM

Sorry, this is really sick. If it was San Francisco tho…..

tgillian on October 2, 2007 at 9:20 AM

Well if they only got all the dems…oh wait that IS the whole city. My bad.

LtE126 on October 2, 2007 at 9:21 AM

Well… I hate to say it… but it does kinda strike at a growing sentiment out in a lot of America…

All humour has to have a whiff of truth in it to be funny… and the fact is that to a lot of America, we have New York and California on one side, and then theres the rest of the country…

Problem is that New York and California types seem to be in charge of Washington…

Romeo13 on October 2, 2007 at 9:26 AM

Reminiscent of that ol’ Pace Picante ad:

This stuff’s made in New York City!

New York City?….Get a rope…

JetBoy on October 2, 2007 at 9:34 AM

“Guess I’m Drinking for Two”

Damian P. on October 2, 2007 at 9:34 AM

That part of the Michale Moore rant has been scrubbed from the official site, though the whole thing is easy to find elsewhere.

Someone who reacted to 9/11 like that has no humanity.

frankj on October 2, 2007 at 9:39 AM

Hopefully other cuts on the album will include Los Angles, San Fransico, Boston, and Seattle.

ROFL. Had to clean the coffee of my screen.

Wuptdo on October 2, 2007 at 9:56 AM

Moore’s practicing the “mainstream” version, which confines itself to “just asking questions.” It’s the spirit of free inquiry, man. Asking questions — who could be against that?

I’m perfectly OK with this. People should start asking questions about Michael Moore’s involvement in child pornography.

logis on October 2, 2007 at 10:00 AM

I live in New York City, not that far from Ground Zero, and I flatter myself that I have a good sense of humor…

but I found that country western song bit HIDEOUSLY UNFUNNY and a sad waste of talent.

Its like an idea that would get rejected by MAD-tv because… well.. its just not FUNNY.

The lady singer does have a nice rack, though.

Always Right on October 2, 2007 at 10:00 AM

I have to say I liked it. Consider what would have happen if 9/11 had been in Atlanta or New Orleans. The Yankees would have just yawned and gone about their business. Now we have to hear about it every year for the rest of our lives, now that is terrorism.

davidcaskey on October 2, 2007 at 10:03 AM

…heh, end of song redux: “uh, you could bring in truck loads of wild pit bulls.”

Alden Pyle on October 2, 2007 at 10:14 AM

Consider what would have happen if 9/11 had been in Atlanta or New Orleans. The Yankees would have just yawned and gone about their business. Now we have to hear about it every year for the rest of our lives, now that is terrorism.

davidcaskey on October 2, 2007 at 10:03 AM

I really hope you are joking.

Zetterson on October 2, 2007 at 10:14 AM

Onion just gets better and better. Tasteless, yes, but better and better.

windbag on October 2, 2007 at 10:25 AM

Consider what would have happen if 9/11 had been in Atlanta or New Orleans. The Yankees would have just yawned and gone about their business. Now we have to hear about it every year for the rest of our lives, now that is terrorism.

davidcaskey on October 2, 2007 at 10:03 AM
I really hope you are joking.

Zetterson on October 2, 2007 at 10:14 AM

Beat me to it Zett.

bernzright777 on October 2, 2007 at 10:34 AM

Reminiscent of that ol’ Pace Picante ad:

This stuff’s made in New York City!

New York City?….Get a rope…

JetBoy on October 2, 2007 at 9:34 AM

You stole my comment.

I’ve lived in Texas my whole life. There’s certainly still some north vs. south stuff going on, though mostly because of how we’re seen as a bunch of cowboys and rednecks.

Esthier on October 2, 2007 at 10:45 AM

I really hope you are joking.

Zetterson on October 2, 2007 at 10:14 AM

That is no joke. For years now the New England Blue Noses have been stereotyping southerners as dumb, ignorant, knuckle dragging, examples of the lowest level of human evolution. The liberals constantly hurl insults our way and speak in demeaning terms about anybody with a southern accent. I love the fact that a region of the country who can only find a black man at the the exit of a coal mine preaching southerners about how prejudiced and bigoted we are. If you remove the population of DC and Philadelphia New Englanders would go their entire life and never see a black person except on their professional ball teams.
Except for the fact that so much of our financial infrastructure is in New York it would be no great loss. Charlotte is becoming the new financial center, and with better weather, so soon maybe New York really won’t matter.
As much as I dislike New York I do have absolute disgust for California.

LakeRuins on October 2, 2007 at 10:51 AM

Hey! I live in Staten Island, NY. We are NOT a democrat bastion. We vote more conservative than the whole city which is why we tried to secede once and were blocked by a democrat hack, Sheldon Silver.

Having said that, yes I do have a sense of humor and get what these people are saying.

Mommynator on October 2, 2007 at 10:58 AM

Am I joking? No. I see death every day. The 9/11 situation was bad but similar has occured and little concern voiced. Our response to this has been fear, paranoia, and a significant loss of our liberty. It is time to put it behind us and get on with our lives. If you want to do something to stop a repeat, start killing those that expouse terror and quit trying to make their would a democracy (we have actually forgotten what one is). And yes, there is a major difference between the way people think of the South and the North. People down here are getting a bit tired of it.

davidcaskey on October 2, 2007 at 11:04 AM

LakeRuins on October 2, 2007 at 10:51 AM

When you know not of that which you speak, your mouth is best used for chewing.

MikeZero on October 2, 2007 at 11:09 AM

Consider what would have happen if 9/11 had been in Atlanta or New Orleans. The Yankees would have just yawned and gone about their business. Now we have to hear about it every year for the rest of our lives, now that is terrorism.

davidcaskey on October 2, 2007 at 10:03 AM

Right… because when New Orleans was washed away by a hurricane everyone forgot about it the next day.

Esthier on October 2, 2007 at 11:19 AM

Great parody. Loved it. Some of you are whack.

JiangxiDad on October 2, 2007 at 11:27 AM

You stole my comment.

I’ve lived in Texas my whole life. There’s certainly still some north vs. south stuff going on, though mostly because of how we’re seen as a bunch of cowboys and rednecks.

Esthier on October 2, 2007 at 10:45 AM

haha sorry. As a native “Yankee”, I went to college at the Univ. of Maryland….and it seemed like so many in the South are still fighting the Civil War. And it also seems that the South’s view of “New Yorkers” isn’t all that peachy. I was pulled over multiple times in Maryland and Virginia in my car, I totally believe because I had NY or Connecticut plates on my car.

And as for that Pace Picante ad….I remember the “get a rope” part was edited out after a short while. I guess they got complaints about it or something…

JetBoy on October 2, 2007 at 11:36 AM

I’ve always said the terrorists cowards should have gone after San Francisco. That city would have surrended and Mzzzzzzzz. Pelosi would be in a burka today!

It’s amusing how important New Yorkers think they are, though.

SouthernGent on October 2, 2007 at 12:26 PM

I have to say I liked it. Consider what would have happen if 9/11 had been in Atlanta or New Orleans. The Yankees would have just yawned and gone about their business. Now we have to hear about it every year for the rest of our lives, now that is terrorism.

davidcaskey on October 2, 2007 at 10:03 AM

Um. Thanks for confirming to us that you’re a fool.

VinceP1974 on October 2, 2007 at 12:31 PM

“Kill all the Jews and Gays, it’s time for Judgement Day”

LOL

VinceP1974 on October 2, 2007 at 12:37 PM

haha sorry. As a native “Yankee”, I went to college at the Univ. of Maryland….and it seemed like so many in the South are still fighting the Civil War. And it also seems that the South’s view of “New Yorkers” isn’t all that peachy. I was pulled over multiple times in Maryland and Virginia in my car, I totally believe because I had NY or Connecticut plates on my car.

JetBoy on October 2, 2007 at 11:36 AM

Probably. My father moved here from Wisconsin as a child and learned quick to hide his accent. Like out of a cartoon, when he’d slip up he was actually attacked.

I think it’s mostly that we’re prideful people. I grew up with a saying about Texas really being the largest state in the nation. “Just wait ’til the ice [in Alaska] melts.” Apparently we’re in favor of global warming.

Esthier on October 2, 2007 at 12:40 PM

VinceP,
I am a fool, along with several million more down here.

davidcaskey on October 2, 2007 at 12:46 PM

SouthernGent on October 2, 2007 at 12:26 PM

Based on many of your otherwise thoughtful comments, I would have thought you were one of the last people here to not get this.

This is becoming painful.

JiangxiDad on October 2, 2007 at 12:56 PM

She thinks there’s a sindimint? A sindimint?

Apeking on October 2, 2007 at 1:08 PM

Friedman’s unintended consequences?

9/11 has made us stupid.
I honor, and weep for, all those murdered on that day. But our reaction to 9/11 — mine included — has knocked America completely out of balance, and it is time to get things right again.

Stephen M on October 2, 2007 at 1:46 PM

Hey, Garth Brooks wouldn’t be able to play in Central Park if any of this happened!

radjah shelduck on October 2, 2007 at 2:21 PM

“The Onion” has come a long way since it was a low-budget, low readership college satire sheet. They have sometimes gone over the top and into the dirt since then, especially in print with the use of vulgar language. This video has the potential of being misunderstood, to their discredit.

AmericanDad on October 2, 2007 at 2:24 PM

LOL. A truckload of wild pitbulls. According to Whoopie, that’s a “deep South” thing, right? “You have to understand the culture”, according to her. Not sure how she’d know since she’s from NY. Funny video!

jaime on October 2, 2007 at 3:19 PM

There’s no misunderstanding this video.

It’s truly tasteless flame-bait. Those of us who are not fond of liberals may want to contain our glee in response to this vid.

But the truckload of pitbulls part was a coffee-spitter.

unamused on October 2, 2007 at 4:50 PM

Lived in Tennessee and Nashville all of my life. Never heard of either of these people. Where do they find these people?

volsense on October 2, 2007 at 8:46 AM

Lol, I was coming here to ask (as I always do) how long it will be before Allah needs to put a disclaimer in the post, noting that The Onion is a fake news comedy site… but the very first commenter didn’t get it! Lol

RightWinged on October 2, 2007 at 4:51 PM

NASCAR Nation FTW.

I live in L.A. Between earthquakes, Baldwin brotherss, flaming locusts and I-405, we’re already doomed.

sulla on October 2, 2007 at 7:50 PM

haha sorry. As a native “Yankee”, I went to college at the Univ. of Maryland….and it seemed like so many in the South are still fighting the Civil War

JetBoy on October 2, 2007 at 11:36 AM

I guess y’all mean The War of Northern Agression.

Oldnuke on October 2, 2007 at 10:35 PM