Hank Williams, Jr., Dares to State Outright What Fox News Only Implies

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​So, it seems some suits someplace are all worked up at the political opinions of Mr. Hank Williams, Jr.

Good for him. Moments like this are why we need a Hank Williams, Jr.

Just to be clear, he's the middle (and middle-aged) Hank Williams, the one with the Muppet beard, the one who has never crossed over into Barnes & Noble/Utne Reader respectability. The one best known for posing important musical questions: inquiring each week whether or not America might be prepared to enjoy a spot of football, but also on the topic of why he chooses to drink and why he chooses to roll smoke.

(ANSWER KEY: Yes; to get drunk; to get stoned.)

Anyway, this unhousebroken old coot was invited onto Fox & Friends this morning, where he shocked the hosts and America by doing pretty much the one thing you aren't supposed to do on Fox & Friends. He compared Obama to Hitler without putting a question mark at then end of his sentence.

For the record, here's Williams' actual words. Expressing his frustration that John Boehner would play golf with President Obama, Williams said: "That'd be like Hitler playing golf with Netanyahu."

Then, when the Fox hosts responded icily to this, Williams explained. "They're the enemy!" he said, referring to Democrats. He added, "Obama! Biden! The three stooges!"
In short, he spoke of the president in the terms that Fox & Friends usually only implies, the terms that the show's audience uses freely. (He also revealed a heartbreaking inability to count stooges.)

Wander middle America for a while with your ears open. From college cafeterias to Jiffy Lube breakrooms, this is simply how many people opposed to the president talk, which is not at all different from the way those opposed to the previous president talked. It's bellicose, over the top, pretty stupid, often funny, and, to be honest, just a nicety or two away from being the language of pundits.

How is Williams' comment an outrage when similar stuff is expectorated each night by the clods comprising Sean Hannity's Great American Panel? How is it any worse than the buffoonish rancor of Keith Olbermann? And how in the world is it more alarming than his own hit "A Country Boy Can Survive," that hard-rocking, kinda awesome tough-boy fantasy of driving north to shoot some New York City muggers?

For this, he is being punished: His terrible "Are you ready for some football?" song is being removed from Monday Night Football. (Now, like some un-tender lover, the ESPN show will jump right into things without first checking whether we're prepared.)

In making his Hitler analogy, Williams was only doing what country songwriters are born to do: Expressing what real people are actually thinking, even if that thing they're thinking is spectacularly dumb and quite possibly crammed into their heads by the very TV personalities who look mortified to hear their own subtext spoken aloud.

If they were honest, TV people wouldn't be taking Hank off the air. They'd be giving him a show.

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I have  beat up so many USA Hells angels its hard tol tell which cowards are libeling  me and using my name to comment here Michael Yevtuck.

I am the Guy that beats up USA hells angels for all the women and children the USA hells angels have killed raped and molested all over the USA for decades.

The hells angels don't allow me to comment on their web pages When USA hells angels give me the chance I write it on their face with my fist

.Your freaking USA hells angels  are cowards . You libel me so say it to me. I am the God of the USA hells angels what you cowards going to do about it ?

Libel me and  use my name  You Cowards USA Hells angels bitches read and learn YOUcowards MMA is not real fighting you freaks .  Chuck Zito he is the wanta be MMA.I fight for real people get hurt or die in real fights . I would like UFC money but I would not enjoy that sport. You USA hells angels are the biggest punks I ever beat up  A wooz like Peewee and a fake like chuck wERE your champs LOL now thats  IS PATHETIC   and they will never fight a man on there own You USa hells angels are pathetic

Guest
Guest

Michael Yevtuck  beat up so many USA Hells angels its hard tol tell which cowards are libeling  him.

 Michael  Yevtuck I am the Guy that beats up USA hells angels for all the women and children    the  USA hells angels have killed  raped  and molested all over the USA for decades. 

The hells angels don't allow me to comment on their web pages

When  USA hells angels  give me the chance I  write it on their face with my fist.

Your freaking pals are cowards like you. You libel me so say it to me.  I am the God of the USA hells angels what you cowards going to do about it ?

Libel me use my name

 USA Hells angels bitches read and learn cowards      MMA is not real fighting you freaks . Y Chuck Zito he is the wanta be MMA.I fight for real people get hurt or die in real fights . I would like UFC money but I would not enjoy that sport. 

   You USA hells angels are the biggest punks I ever beat up

Guest
Guest

I am the Guy that beats up USA hells angels for all the women and children the USA hells angels have killed raped and molested all over the USA for decades.

The hells angels don't allow me to comment on their web pages

When they give me the chance I write it on their face with my fist.

Your freaking pals are cowards like you. You libel me so say it to me. I am the God of the USA hells angels what you cowards going to do about it ?

Libel me use my name

And USA Hells angels bitches read and learn cowards

MMA is not real fighting you freaks . don't ever me mix me up on line with Chuck Zito he is the wanta be MMA.I fight for real people get hurt or die in real fights . I would like UFC money but I would not enjoy that sport.

randyfleming
randyfleming

Wonder how Mr. Williams feels about San Francisco and Happy Meals?

Jwtrahan
Jwtrahan

Good for him,this is freedom of speech at it's best. ESPN made a huge mistake, but that's proof they are a liberal organization. If this was a rapper making the same comments about Bush they would have praised the piece of shit.

Yichael Mevtuck
Yichael Mevtuck

 whats wrong with being a liberal anyway? I never get that part.

randyfleming
randyfleming

Presently , in many circles , 'liberal' is as discredited as is it's Marxist counterpart. Liberal has come to mean 'indifference' , no moral compass , etc..

MichaelYevtuck
MichaelYevtuck

I had man on man sex with this good looking country boy back in 76.

Guest
Guest

I like your news stories also but please take the libel off the comments . Only cowards would libel a man online and hide behind a Vale like a bitch.Something like a USA hells angels would do or a man that dates a hells angel to hide under.

Don't let me find you freaks I beat and smack around USA hells angels the way the USA hells angels beat and kill women and children.

Mike Yevtuck said No Mercy will be shown to you cowardly USA hells angels chicken headed

beak bobbing 666 face - fcked- freaks.and your filthy fowl fraudlent flock of followers. You pisssed of the wrong guy and you complain when I pisss all over your flocks . Flock off freaks                             

MichaelYevtuck
MichaelYevtuck

 he told me he loved my hairy sweaty chest. check it out on my facebook to see more. send me an email if you think im cute you silly Frisco boys.

Guest
Guest

I have beat up so many USA hells angels that I guess that could  explains this coward  using my name here

Flash At Oakland Cycles
Flash At Oakland Cycles

This guy Hank jr is a pseudo redneck wannabee cowboy meatrocket and meatball.  in other words,he is a mindless poser and not the real thing

Susie
Susie

 Hey I know who you are I met you before at a Dead show. You live up in Sonoma County and you worked for the Dead back in the day. Your a cute very good looking Italian Biker dude.

CISCO HAMCO
CISCO HAMCO

 Tell him to stop by the Hells Angels Frisco or Oakland Clubhouse and I will beat him up myself. Cisco Valdarama Hells Angels Oakland California

Guest
Guest

The hells angels don't allow me to comment on their web pages

When they give me the chance I write it on their face with my fist.

Your freaking pals are cowards like you. You libel me so say it to me. I am the God of the USA hells angels what you cowards going to do about it ?

Guest 81
Guest 81

HANK 3 his son is 100% more talented and cool than his dad. check him out. 

Guest 81
Guest 81

he is a spoiled rich kid hick southern redneck with a big mouth who never had to work a 40 hour a week job in his life. he needs a bloody biker beating  by the FRISCO HELLS ANGELS MC.

Guest
Guest

I am sure 2 of his body guards would beat the hell out of the hells angels frisco chapter.

He has enough money to hire me . I would love to see you freaks try something then

Majhere
Majhere

 Alan Scherstuhl --- Your right about a few things but your stuffy elitism leaks through as you do your best to try to make HW out as a dummy. He's forgot more about American history than you'll ever know and I just wonder if you would have the courage to make fun if his dumb country ass to his face. For some reason I just don't think Mr. Schrstchulshrscitzl (shit - I can't even spell your goofy name).    --   Listen here - ESPN will take the long term hit on this. Lots of us feel the same and here's what's goin down - letters like this are being sent to the advertisers and sponsors on MNF and they should remind ESPN of who's payin the bills.

After ESPNs politically correct ubsurduty in cancelling Hanks MNF opening I feel obliged to write you as you are an advertiser on the program. HW Jr is only guilty of “speaking the truth” and he did not compare anyone to Hitler - he was only comparing how opposite Obama and Boehner are. He did however call Obama and his administration stooges (the same kinda stuff that late night TV does as they make fun of ALL presidents) and I believe that is what angered ESPN corporate personel. They support Obama and how dare Hank call him a stooge (after all they do write Hank a check each week and he should just fall right in line right?) WRONG! HW don’t fall in line ever - he's a lone wolf and thinks with his head just like many of us out here!! Now ESPN has exposed themselves now and they will pay a price for their outrageous knee jerk reaction. I, my family and all the friends I know have talked about this and here’s our decision on what to do. If ESPN does not reinstate HW Jr. next week and we see that you are still advertising and sponsors of the program —- we will never again buy your products or use your services and that’s how serious we are on the subject. This goes beyond a MNF song! ESPN has basically just told the world – if you don’t play political ball “our way” then you will be silenced! Hank is right – our country is more divided than ever in our memories and he doesn't mean along racial lines - he means conservative verses liberal. A huge # of people on the left would have screamed racists but they just got checkmated before they could open their loud mouths because Hank also sat right there and said “Herman Cain” (a black presidential candidate) was the best choice on the Rep. ticket right now – SO — I suppose that will pretty much silence the “He’s just prejudiced” crowd that would have jumped on this band wagon too. One more thing guys — there are lots and lots of people like me who are really pissed and serious about this so take note — It’s wrong what ESPN did and we encourage you to make the right choice here —- do this and it will be a very good long term decision that demonstrates your company does not get involved or support political correctness. Continue to advertise on ESPN and it’s clear that you do support PC. – One way or the other – you have a choice to make – ESPN has just put you on the hotseat!

Guest
Guest

LOL not you Maj

I like your news stories also but please take the libel off the comments .

Only cowards would libel a man online and hide behind a Vale like a bitch.Something like a USA hells angels would do or a man that dates a hells angel to hide under.

Don't let me find you freaks I beat and smack around USA hells angels the way the USA hells angels beat and kill women and children.

Mike Yevtuck said No Mercy will be shown to you cowardly USA hells angels chicken headed beak bobbing 666 face - fcked- freaks.and your filthy fowl fraudlent flock of followers. You pisssed of the wrong guy and you complain when I pisss all over your flocks . Flock off freaks

Guest
Guest

The hells angels don't allow me to comment on their web pages

When they give me the chance I write it on their face with my fist.

Your freaking pals are cowards like you. You libel me so say it to me. I am the God of the USA hells angels what you cowards going to do about it ?

Guest
Guest

All the USA hells angels I ever met are just cowards and out of shope freaks with big mouths.The USA hells angels I met act like crack whores if you don't want to support them they throw a fit.

canwebesure
canwebesure

I agree. You about said it all very well. I got the impression that Williams could care less about ESPN, and their sad choice; which is even more cool than they can ever pretend to be.

sansandwich
sansandwich

Majhere, you're crazy. This post makes fun of the absurdity of the situation and of Fox in particular. It's actually kinda favorable to HW Jr. WTF are you talking about?

domino dancing
domino dancing

Pretending to be the ultimate regular guy that speaks for Americans is an elitism too.

Billy Grillo
Billy Grillo

 He speaks for most uneducated inbred redneck alcoholic white trash from Dixie and thats about it. he is a snob to. I worked for him for 6 years on his road crew. working for the Grateful Dead and the Allman Brothers band was alot more fun.

Fuki 81
Fuki 81

 he is a rich hypocrite who never had to be poor go hungry be homeless or work a regular job in his whole life. he needs to be bitch slaped because thats what he is, a male bitch with a beard.

Alan Scherstuhl
Alan Scherstuhl

"HW don’t fall in line ever - he's a lone wolf and thinks with his head just like many of us out here!!"

Yes, the chief attribute of lone wolfs is that they draw large crowds.

Anyway, I like a lot of Hank, and I think he's being screwed, which you might have noticed if you hadn't been typing with your face.

Pills are good
Pills are good

 his son Hank 3 is more talented and cool than his dad. check him out. old hank jrs days are gone with the winds of time. he was 1970s and 80s times move on. his kid is HIP.old hank  jr not hip anymore. he is just a grouchy old pain pill addict.

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