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Merle Haggard

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  1. The Greek

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    For all your Merle fans, just came across this on his website. Keep him in your prayers, he is truly one of the greatest country singers ever and we don't have many of them left.

    Merle Haggard is recuperating at a Bakersfield, Calif., hospital after undergoing surgery Monday (Nov. 3) to remove a cancerous growth from his right lung. In August, the 71-year-old Country Music Hall of Fame member told The Californian newspaper in Bakersfield that the growth was discovered in May. He said the tumor was not malignant and that he had no plans to have it removed. In a message on Haggard's official Web site, his wife, Theresa, confirmed the surgery, noting that he is "doing better and better every day." She added, "Merle and I both believe strongly in our Lord Jesus Christ and His healing powers. After all, He is the greatest physician of all. Believing in our prayers to be answered is the key."
     
  2. highflyer

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    I lost all respect for him when I found out what a leftist he is.
     
  3. cubancigar2000

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    Hemay be a leftist, I did not know that but he is one hell of a singer and I repect what he has done with his life since his criminal days
     
  4. highflyer

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    He did sing one of my favorite songs of all time.
     
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    Are The Good Times Really Over"

    By: Mighty Merle:

    I wish a buck was still silver and it was back when the country was strong.
    Back before Elvis and before the Vietnam war came along.
    Before the Beatles and yesterday when a man could still work and still would.
    Is the best of the free life behind us now and are the good times really over for good ?


    Are we rollin' downhill like a snowball headed for hell?
    With no kind of chance for the flag or the liberty bell?
    I wish a Ford or a Chevy would still last ten years like they should.
    Is the best of the free life behind us now and are the good times really over for good?



    I wish Coke was still cola and a joint was a bad place to be.
    It was back before Nixon lied to us all on TV.
    Before Microwave ovens when a girl could still cook, and still would.
    Is the best of the free life behind us now and are the good times really over for good ?


    Are we rollin' downhill like a snowball headed for hell?
    With no kind of chance for the flag or the liberty bell?
    I wish a Ford or a Chevy would still last ten years like they should.
    Is the best of the free life behind us now and are the good times really over for good?


    Stop rollin' downhill like a snowball headed for hell.
    Standup for the flag, and let's all ring the liberty bell.
    Let's make a Ford and a Chevy that'll still last ten years like they should...
    The best of the free life is still yet to come and the good times ain't over for good.


    Mighty Merle... May he live long.

    Guy Babin
     
  6. missed some

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    highflyer, if someone has a different opionion than yours you don't respect them. If all your friends felt that way you are probably a lonely fella.
     
  7. highflyer

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    It was him coming out for Hillary Clinton and his opposition to the war in Iraq. He was among those who tried to make us lose and leave with our tail between our legs. I see them as traitors. Anybody that wants our soldiers to lose in a war is by definition a traitor.
     
  8. missed some

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    I will bet money merl haggard did not want our fightin boys to lose. thats what is neat about america, we fought wars to have an opionion but anytime it differs from some smart mouth it is wrong, you sir are way to full of yourself.
     
  9. highflyer

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    I don't think a Hillary supporter would be considered a right winger. He is more left than right. I apologize if that upsets your image of him. But on reflection, compared to Obama maybe Hillary is center of the road. And you are right about me. I am as far to the right as one can get. I don't think the government should do anything but provide for the common defense. Not social security, not medicare, not food stamps, not government housing, not even government education. I really believe the government that governs least governs best. I am not a lonely fellow. I have a loving family and all the friends I want. In fact, I don't think I have had a lonely moment in my life since the day I got married.
     
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    Ok I don't know about his political views but I agree with others that he is a great singer and he is not to bad of a Marty Robbins impersonator either.

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    Foggy
     
  11. shannon391

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    We went on a cruise ship once that he was one, he hung out with our family for a few wild days and evenings, what a trip!

    My wife is a 6'3" blond bomshell and he told her, "as tall as you are and as short as I am, we could make beautiful music together".
     
  12. luckyshot

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    Damn! he sounded just like Marty in that video.
     
  13. The Greek

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    He could also do Johnny Cash, Buck Owens and Hank Snow. He truly is one of a kind!!!
     
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    i had the pleasure in the early 90's of helping run a couple of bass tournaments which were put on for disabled vets. Our bass club members would each take a vet fishing and then Merle paid for the awards banquet and performed. He had a real soft spot for the vets and was a wonderful performer. While his substance abuse and partying are legend he did have some good points. He did not know as much about fish and fishing as he would tell you he did however. Since he was part of the reason for the tournaments happening I would rate him as a patriot.
     
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    Many, many, many good times and great parties with Merle and Company when he owned the Silverthorn Resort, out of Jones Valley, on Lake Shasta..... Man, those were some wild times. Not only is Merle a heck of an entertainer, he could host and throw some of the most legendary parties ever held on Lake Shasta with his houseboat as "base camp". There never seemed to be a shortage of beautiful women either. In those days, I was much younger and was known to be a bit of a "party boy" myself, but I can tell you this, for a fact. There was no way to ever keep up with Merle and his boys. They were great fun to be around.... Dan Thome (Trap2)
     
  16. cubancigar2000

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    DAN, YOU SURPRISED ME - with that comment Ha. Yeah me was pretty ornery back then too. I was playing some Merle CD's today in the barn while cleaning up the Harley and this is one of my all time favorites " The Roots Of My Raisin Run Deep" I had goose bumps while it was playing. That would have been an appropriate song for McCain to play and Obama also but I doubt he would want to go there. Merle is a legend and I have every cd he ever put out. He is not my favorite country singer but he is up there close. I hope he gets through this illness ok

    Lou
     
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    Just watched the video. Thats a must see
     
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    My favorite song The fightin side of me--If Mcaine would of played this song before all of his speeches--it would of been no contest between you know who.

    Trap-4
     
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    My favorite song "Today, I started Loving You Again".
     
  20. Chango2

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    Just curious: If one who is extremely right wing and feels that all the government should do is defend its citizens, what does a civilized government and populace offer to those infirmed due to war, either as a soldier or civilian, orphans, industrial accidents, domestic accidents, floods, earthquakes, or just plain bad luck while working honorably?

    Is it the role of government, i.e., us, to help others during their times of need? Or should we turn our backs and let G-d sort things out? If the latter, I propose that we have no emergency rooms, no temporary shelter for those caught in natural disasters, no fire or police departments, no public schools, and no paramedics.

    This system would also help insure that only those from competent families, and hence those having a requisite IQ, would receive an eduction. Those who cannot pay for an education are likely those from backgrounds that have never and would never profit from a formal education. For example, a long distance truck driver does not and did not need much of an education beyond the skills to bonk a tire to check pressure and to have third grade educational skills in this day and age to program a Magellan navigation device. I emphasize that a formal education is hardly needed by all.

    Using this system, we would save a lot of money, and protection for the individual would fall on those who really SHOULD be responsible, the person's competent and hard working immediate and extended family and empathetic and honorable friends that are part of his or her local church parish. I think this system would limit government spending and prevent the growth of socialistic programs.

    "Inquiring minds wish to know"...
     
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