Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Indiana High School Bans Classic Country Song because it mentions alcohol

A high school in Indiana decided recently to ban the classic country song “Rocky Top” from football games because the song’s references to “moonshine” are supposedly “politically incorrect,” as WNDU.com puts it.

“We have a hard time seeing how we can continue to let our whole school body, student body celebrate to a song that’s about alcohol,” said Plymouth School Superintendent Dan Tyree, who is responsible for the ban.

Plymouth High School has for the past 20 years featured the song prominently in its football games. It has been the signature of the Plymouth Rockies, played after all scoring plays at the stadium they call “The Rockpile.”

“Somebody brought it up to me a couple of weeks ago,” Tyree told Fox 28, “and said ‘you guys celebrate to Rocky Top after every touchdown and the song talks about going into the hills and living the good life and drinking moonshine.’”

“I think schools need to take a stand against the use of alcohol and playing a song like that and celebrating to it after every touchdown, and our school scores a lot of touchdowns, you know it just doesn’t make sense,” he said, adding that he was unaware until recently that the song referenced alcohol.

Recent reports claim the school’s students have taken to singing the song a capella [unaccompanied] from the stands.


The guy is lost back in the Prohibition era


Anonymous said...

"Political correctness is a far greater threat to our freedom and liberty than is terrorism..."

Anonymous said...

It pretty hard to find a county song that doesn't have alcohol in it some where. My red solo cup, i fill you up!

Anonymous said...

But if it was a song praising the great messiah Ozero it would be REQUIRED for everyone to sing it, even those who do not like him!

Anonymous said...

"To conquer a nation without the use of military force, you must first control the minds of their young..." -- Karl Marx

Anonymous said...

"Once two strangers climbed on rocky top,
Lookin' for a moonshine still.
Strangers ain't come back from rocky top,
Guess they never will.

Corn won't grow at all on rocky top,
Dirt's too rocky by far.
That's why all the folks on rocky top
Get their corn from a jar. "

There's nothing about "abuse" of alcohol here, but use - having a drink of shine with your buddies after a hard day's work is no worse than a beer or a glass of wine. Our schools "zero tolerance" is worse than the Taliban's! Probably should ban music, since that can lead to dancing!

Stefan v said...

Just wait 'til the BATFE hears about this. Overweight overarmed overpaid underintelligent thugs huffing and puffing about in the hills, gunning down anyone that might have an illegal still in the toolshed. Got to use up those 2 billion rounds of .40 SW hollowpoint somehow....

Anonymous said...

Does the school also worry that all their students will disappear into the hills and shoot revenuers???

Anonymous said...

Why do the politically correct crowd have to suck the fun out of life?

Anonymous said...

zero tolerance = zero intelligence