It's a close call but I have to fall on the side of parody. For one thing, I don't think any mainstream country music artist would call for killing and bombing people and for another, it was performed on the Colbert Report.
The special was re-aired this week and I thought I'd post this song. And to all those Fox Newsies who undoubtedly wish he were serious... Happy Holidays!
For those of you who don’t follow country, “Beer For My Horses” is one of the great unintentional parodies of the genre. The actual song is actually a pretty clever jab at the Tea Party’s “Texas Justice” mentality:
But then the Tea Party decided that the lyrics meant he was on their side, made it an anthem that they blared at their gatherings, and declared him a bonafide country patriot. Keith laughed and laughed and laughed all the way to the bank.
It’s a stroke of genuine friggin’ genius that he decided to bust their balls further by using a minor revision of the music from a song that made them look inconceivably stupid the first time.
Wonder if they even realized that part yet. Did you catch why the music sounds so familiar, Joshua?
Happy Holidays, all!
Happy Holidays to all. Looking so forward to January when our President will be re-inaugurated. I can hear the wailing and gnashing of teeth already at Fux Noise.
Reminded me of the segment on “Borat” where the so-called visitor from one of the ****stans gets on the mike during intermission at a rodeo to go to the edge with familiar Tea Party talking points. People cheered at first, but stopped when what was being said sank in. I never could find out whether or not the segment was staged but it strengthened my faith in the fundamental decency of Americans, even a lot of old-time Republicans (the only ones entitled to a capital “R”, IMO).
Other singers who were angrier include Jimi Hendricks (“Star-spangled banner”) and Joe Cocker (“Whoopee, we’re all agonna die!”)