Land of the Free, Home of the Brave…

You mean Belgium, right?  That is, after all, the home of Anheuser-Busch InBev, parent company of Anheuser-Busch, maker of Budweiser, which shall henceforth be known as America beer. Until the election is over, that is.

America beer

And who among us, cannot wait for that day?

Ad Age, which announced the change noted that the motto, “King of Beers” will become, “E Pluribus Unum,” and the bottom of the can will feature this text: “From the Redwood Forest to the Gulf Stream Waters this land was made for you and me.”

Yep, let’s hoist one for good old Woody Guthrie. I’d love to hear the songs he’d be writing this year!

2 thoughts on “Land of the Free, Home of the Brave…

  1. Yeah. One of the “suppressed” lyrics is “One bright sunny morning in the shadow of the steeple, by the relief office I saw my people. As they stood hungry, I stood there watching if God Blessed America for me.” Hunger is one of the things we have a hard time looking at, at any time or circumstance. Woody looked.

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    • Woody also took a hard look at his landlord in an apartment complex in Brooklyn in 1950: none other than Mr. Fred Trump, the Donald’s father, according to a January 25 New York Times article. He hated Trump senior so much he reworked his song, “I Ain’t Got No Home” to express it:

      Beach Haven ain’t my home!
      I just can’t pay this rent!
      My money’s down the drain!
      And my soul is badly bent!


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