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Dixie Chicks Join The Anti-War Wagon  
User currently offlineIlyushin96M From United States of America, joined Sep 1999, 2609 posts, RR: 12
Posted (11 years 4 months 2 weeks 6 days ago) and read 1577 times:

CNN is reporting one of the Dixie Chicks made derrogatory remarks about the Bush administration. At a concert in London, lead singer Natalie Maines said she is "ashamed the president is from Texas." Now rednecks everywhere are smashing Dixie Chicks CDs. Maines issued a statement retracting her remarks and apologised for being so reactionary...she is just a concerned mother who does not want to see this nation go to war. But of course, the idiots are already out in force, going nuts.

CNN is also conducting a poll to see if people are boycotting the Dixie Chicks, whether their songs should be pulled off the air, etc. Given the ridiculous actions taken against France, I'd say we'll be hearing from Republican reps pretty soon about how they are throwing out Dixie Chicks CDs and forcing their children to do the same.  Yeah sure

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User currently offlineAvt007 From Canada, joined Jul 2000, 2132 posts, RR: 5
Reply 1, posted (11 years 4 months 2 weeks 6 days ago) and read 1564 times:

Burn the witch! Burn the witch! Burn the witch!

User currently offlineDesertJets From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 7762 posts, RR: 16
Reply 2, posted (11 years 4 months 2 weeks 6 days ago) and read 1561 times:

Being that she is an American citizen she has a right to express her opinions. I think the problem is that everyone else needs to realize that and understand it.




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User currently offlineOlympic A-340 From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 780 posts, RR: 10
Reply 3, posted (11 years 4 months 2 weeks 6 days ago) and read 1563 times:

"What say ye Mary Warren!?...I hereby sentence you to hanging for witchery!"...sorry I just couldn't resist. People do seem to take things to extremes lately.

User currently offlineLHMark From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 7255 posts, RR: 47
Reply 4, posted (11 years 4 months 2 weeks 6 days ago) and read 1549 times:

And to think I advocated smashing Dixie Chicks CDs for a completely different reason...


"Sympathy is something that shouldn't be bestowed on the Yankees. Apparently it angers them." - Bob Feller
User currently offlineKROC From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (11 years 4 months 2 weeks 6 days ago) and read 1538 times:

Not for nothing, but this story is old news already. It broke last week. And like a true pathetic person, Maines is now saying she was wrong etc, because her record company is pissed at the Anti Dixie Ho backlash including boycotting of their music and burning of their CD's. Sad.

User currently offlineHeavymetal From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (11 years 4 months 2 weeks 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 1534 times:

The only sad thing is she backtracked on her comments.



User currently offlineIlyushin96M From United States of America, joined Sep 1999, 2609 posts, RR: 12
Reply 7, posted (11 years 4 months 2 weeks 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 1530 times:

I agree, Heavymetal. Too bad high-profile figures like the Dixie Chicks can't stick by their statements without dire consequences.

User currently offlineAviatsiya From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (11 years 4 months 2 weeks 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 1528 times:

Burn the witch! Burn the witch! Burn the witch!

But how do you know she's a witch?


User currently offlineHeavymetal From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (11 years 4 months 2 weeks 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 1525 times:

But how do you know she's a witch?

Ohhhh! She turned me into a NEWT!


User currently offlineHeavymetal From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (11 years 4 months 2 weeks 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 1522 times:

........................I got better.

User currently offlineTWAL1011 From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 204 posts, RR: 1
Reply 11, posted (11 years 4 months 2 weeks 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 1519 times:

Too bad. I really liked their music.

User currently offlineHeavymetal From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (11 years 4 months 2 weeks 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 1516 times:

I'm just curious, where are all the Catholics burning their rosaries and holy cards over the "anti-war" comments from the Pope?

User currently offlineHomer71 From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 2241 posts, RR: 15
Reply 13, posted (11 years 4 months 2 weeks 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 1514 times:

Ok, it's probably been said ad nauseum, she has the right to say that - she's an American. It's also an American's right to boycott their music, smash their CD's, etc., no matter how idiotic it is, as long as it is legal.

What did Natalie Maines (she's the short, chunky one, right?) expect when she said that? She didn't think what she said in London could come back to the US? Doesn't she know that only conservatives listen to their crappy music? She just alienated her whole fan base!

On the bright side, Jessica Lange would have been proud...




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User currently offlineKROC From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (11 years 4 months 2 weeks 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 1508 times:

Maines is the short chunky one. Now we can add the one with the big (bigger) mouth as well, who will sell out her statements under pressure from the record execs fearing a major backlash and drop in sales/concert revenue. Way to stand strong Maines, Well friggin' done.

User currently offlineIlyushin96M From United States of America, joined Sep 1999, 2609 posts, RR: 12
Reply 15, posted (11 years 4 months 2 weeks 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 1500 times:

Yeah, well you'll be happy to hear, KROC, that people are holding Maines to her statement, regardless of the retraction. The backlash is already beginning.

And of course, Homer, you're wrong about "only conservatives listen to their crappy music." I listen to it, and like it. And I'm certainly not small-minded enough to take a comment like Maines' and base my opinion of her and her group on that alone.

Sometimes, the stupidity of my fellow countrymen sickens me.


User currently offlineKROC From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 16, posted (11 years 4 months 2 weeks 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 1495 times:

So Ilyushin96M. Those carrying out the backlash against the group are stupid? Because in a time when support is needed all around, you got some broad making stupid comments to whoever will listen? I mean what does she have to worry about? She has millions of dollars. She won't be sent to defend her country anytime soon. Funny how when one is set for life, they can easily criticise the way of life that got them to where they are.....

User currently offlineTWAL1011 From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 204 posts, RR: 1
Reply 17, posted (11 years 4 months 2 weeks 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 1489 times:

Screw her. This isn't going to sit well with the country music crowd. Fans and fellow musicians alike.

User currently offlineTbar220 From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 7013 posts, RR: 26
Reply 18, posted (11 years 4 months 2 weeks 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 1486 times:

Doesn't she know that only conservatives listen to their crappy music?

Nice way to make a broad, sweeping generalization  Yeah sure



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User currently offlineJaysit From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 19, posted (11 years 4 months 2 weeks 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 1486 times:

"She won't be sent to defend her country anytime soon"

Neither will 99% of the armchair pundits who support the war. So whats your point?

"Funny how when one is set for life, they can easily criticise the way of life that got them to where they are."

I didn't know that George Bush's Kennebunkport/Texas yahoo lifestyle served up on a silver plated platter got anyone where they are today, least of all the Dixie Chicks. Neither did I know that criticizing George Bush was tantamount to criticizing all of American civilization. If Dubya represents all that we stand for in this country, then we are in deep doo doo (as his daddy used to say).


User currently offlineIlyushin96M From United States of America, joined Sep 1999, 2609 posts, RR: 12
Reply 20, posted (11 years 4 months 2 weeks 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 1482 times:

KROC, Maines' comments are only stupid if you support Bush and his war. And how do you know anything about her way of life? Got the inside scoop?

I think backlash of the nature that's going on with regards to smashing CDs is as stupid as the renaming of french fries. The mentality behind it is really idiotic.


User currently offlineAviatsiya From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 21, posted (11 years 4 months 2 weeks 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 1480 times:

Tell me, what do you do with witches?

User currently offlineLHMark From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 7255 posts, RR: 47
Reply 22, posted (11 years 4 months 2 weeks 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 1470 times:

Homer's kinda right. You'd think a super-corporate band like the Dixie Chicks would pay more attention to the demographics of their shareholders err...fans before issuing public policy statements.


"Sympathy is something that shouldn't be bestowed on the Yankees. Apparently it angers them." - Bob Feller
User currently offlineJetService From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 4798 posts, RR: 11
Reply 23, posted (11 years 4 months 2 weeks 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 1459 times:

HeavyMetal, did Catholics say they are boycotting the Dixie Chicks? No sure why you brought them into this conversation.

Sometimes, the stupidity of my fellow countrymen sickens me.

Deal with it I96M. When you live in a country where free speech is practiced, you'll just drive yourself crazy fretting about some of the things a quarter of a billion can say and do. Just roll with the punches, big guy.



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User currently offlineTWAL1011 From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 204 posts, RR: 1
Reply 24, posted (11 years 4 months 2 weeks 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 1452 times:

I think backlash of the nature that's going on with regards to smashing CDs is as stupid as the renaming of french fries. The mentality behind it is really idiotic.

Really? The Dixie Chicks respond to Bush's actions and the fans respond to their actions. How is that idiotic?

If reaction to something that you don't care for is idiotic, why don't you be the first to shut your yapper about Bush?


25 Ilyushin96M : TWAL1011, I hardly go around burning pictures of Bush. Freedom of speech is one matter, but breaking or smashing things? C'mon. I'll "shut my yapper"
26 Heavymetal : Jet.... I'm not sure why you made the connect. I simply made the observation that both the Dixie Chicks and The Supreme Pontiff of the Roman Catholic
27 Post contains images TWAL1011 : but breaking or smashing things? Sure, if what your smashing is something like a CD that's your personal property (as opposed to the assholes in Whitt
28 Jaysit : Now if only Celine Dion would open her trap and say something that the Bushie Robotrons would go into a fit over !
29 747-451 : Everyone is entitled to an opinion....Natalie Maines syas she's ashamed Bush comes from Texas? Well, I'm ashames she is from the United States....the
30 Apathoid : While I agree that Natalie is entitled to her wrong opinion, the problem for me is that entertainers ought not make their politics public. I buy a Dix
31 EA CO AS : I'm just curious, where are all the Catholics burning their rosaries and holy cards over the "anti-war" comments from the Pope? Guess what, hotshot? I
32 Heavymetal : Wow. You're in touch with a vast majority of over a billion Catholics. Hate to have your phone bills, hotshot.
33 Homer71 : Of course I made a broad, sweeping generalization...I was going for a cheap laugh! My attempt at levity here has failed...forgive me P.S. How do you i
34 Post contains images Matt D : I guess when someone airs a "Liberal" (read Politically Correct) point of view, they're exercising their First Ammendment Rights. When someone airs a
35 Heavymetal : I just love the standards of equity. So.... apparently..... does The Pope.
36 Dc10guy : Country music has to be the dumbest form of entertainment there is ... Like that new song " its was nineteen seventy something" eck. And the Dixie chi
37 Matt D : Country music has to be the dumbest form of entertainment there is That is a matter of personal taste and opinion. There are just as many who could sa
38 L-188 : You these enteratainers do have to right to make their statements and she did. The public also has a right to condemm them for it, and in some circles
39 Illini_152 : Somehow I'm not surprised. She was also the one that was in the press over the summer condeming Toby Keith's song "Courtesy of the Red, White, and Blu
40 Dc10guy : Matt D, Thank you for putting the obvious in perspective. My post is my opinion, your post is your opinion.
41 JetService : Heavymetal, on your comment, I was reading that these Dixie chick CD smashers, are hypocrites because they do not burn rosaries, etc. I was wondering
42 Heavymetal : Yeah, Jet...you misunderstood. Sorry if I wasnt clear. My argument was a bit of a disconnect from the Dixie Chicks, and more of a commentary of how th
43 Post contains images JetService : Got it. Nevermind
44 Racko : They just were on German TV and "performed" one of their songs. I still don't really get the point of watching 3 women sitting on chairs and moving th
45 Illini_152 : What I also fail to understand is, why is a country band touring in Europe? Correct me if I'm wrong, but does country have any following at all outsid
46 747-451 : Illini 152; "What I also fail to understand is, why is a country band touring in Europe? Correct me if I'm wrong, but does country have any following
47 Johnboy : It'll be interesting to see what happens on their upcoming tour of the U.S., as the media have reported that they sold out concerts across the country
48 Post contains links L-188 : I like to think that the Dixie Chicks commentary is atypical of country artists. Travis Tritt pretty much dumped on them. http://www.foxnews.com/story
49 Dc10guy : Country ... Artist ??? that has to be one of them there oxy-moron things don't ya'll think ???
50 Post contains images MxCtrlr : The real question here is, not what a singer for the Dixie Chicks said, but rather, who gives a rats ass what she, or any other entertainer for that m
51 Redraider : She said her comment after tickets had gone on sale in the US, which is pretty convenient for them. Also, the fact that she did have the juevos to say
52 Post contains images Skyway1 : Who the hell cares what the Ditsy, I mean Dixie Chicks have to say???
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