Yee-Haw! Hannity Kicks Off His Freedom Concerts In Atlanta

July 10, 2007

I had the opportunity to listen to Sean Hannity’s show today* as he broadcasts live from Atlanta ahead of the big show tonight.  Here’s the info:


Atlanta, Georgia on July 10, 2007
The Arena at Gwinnett Center
Doors Open: 5:30 pm
Concert Begins: 7:00 pm

Join Sean Hannity, WSB Radio and
LtCol Oliver North, USMC (Ret.) on July 10, 2007 at The Arena at Gwinnett Center for the one of the 2007 Hannity Freedom Concerts.

Headlining this year’s star-studded Atlanta concert will be one of America’s hottest country sensations, Montgomery Gentry as well as America’s country music legend, Lee Greenwood.

The Hannity Freedom Concerts benefit the Freedom Alliance Scholarship Fund for the children of America’s Military Heroes who have been killed or permanently disabled (100% VA Rating) in the line of duty.

As usual, Hannity spent a good portion of his show today bashing Democrats in Washington (and liberals in general) for wanting to “cut and run” from Iraq and not wanting to “stay on the offensive” in the war on terror.   I can see why he’s so vocal about this, since bringing the troops home kinda negates the need for the charity that these concerts are benefiting.  The way I see it, at this point, “staying on the offensive” appears to be little more than insisting that the troops drive around in Humvees waiting to get blasted by an IED, at least as far as Iraq is concerned.  On the other hand, it would appear to be a worthy cause.  There are plenty of troops who have been killed or permanently disabled already.

As for the musical juggernauts (sorry, “star-studded”) on the ticket….well… maybe I’m not a country fan.  I’d never heard of these guys before.  Maybe Hannity could have gotten some more popular acts to participate, maybe not.  Perhaps there simply aren’t that many out there that would get his stamp of approval.  As I eluded to a little while ago, the number of “Great Americans” seems to be dwindling.  One thing worth mentioning, I suppose, is the fact that Troy Gentry pleaded guilty last year for killing “Cubby” the bear right here in Minnesota.  Nothing says “Great American” like buying a bear, shooting it, then pretending that you’re some sort of master of the wild.  Dick Cheney would be proud.

*Hannity spent some time interviewing Fred Thompson, where Sean managed to get him about as close to saying that he’s running without actually saying it as one can get.  He said his mind is made up, then said he didn’t want to sound “coy” (gimme a break).  Hot Air has the audio.


  1. How could you have made it through life without hearing Lee Greenwood’s patriotic “God Bless the USA?”

    That one that goes

    And I’m proud to be an American
    Where at least I know I’m free
    And I won’t forget the men who died
    Who gave that right to me
    And I gladly stand up
    next to you and defend her still today
    Cause there ain’t no doubt I love this land
    God bless the USA

  2. Yea, I’m pretty sure it’s Hannity that plays it all the time. One-hit wonder I guess.

  3. California has much worse statistics than Iraq trading combat deaths for homocide, I suppose we should pull out of there as well.

  4. Just to clarify, I’m only pointing that out because half the article consisted of that topic. Plus there’s no terrorists in California… well, not a substanital number, at least. Anyway, relatively, the war is great in terms of casualties and success.

    I don’t care for country music, really, or for that matter, Sean Hannity. If only he were smarter, like Ann Coulter, and more sincere, like, I don’t know, Reagan.

  5. I’m not sure if the relative number of casualties is really the point. I mean, I heard another one of the radio pundits try to put things into context by listing off the casualties of the various battles in the Civil War, as if that’s even a fair comparison. In those days, you had tens of thousands of men volleying lead at each other for a days at a time. It was our own country (which includes California, BTW) that was being fought for.

    OTOH- Iraq was a war that in a foriegn land that arguably could have been avoided. If you ask 10 people on the street what we’re doing in Iraq, you’re likely to get 10 different answers. And the cost. How long do we go on hoping that things will turn around for us there? Do we just let it keep going until we’ve completely bankrupted ourselves? Have we essentially done all we can realistically do there by now already?

  6. (which includes California, BTW)

    That’s disputable.

    Yeah it could have been avoided. But if you don’t like the cost now, imagine leaving and then going back because of Iran, etc.

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