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Al Gore Supports Dixie Chunk's Comments

Wed Apr 02, 2003 3:52 am

http://launch.yahoo.com/read/news.asp?contentID=212841

The Dixie Chicks controversy continues with the trio getting some support from former Vice President Al Gore. Gore spoke to a college audience last week on the subject of fewer companies owning more media outlets, and what he sees as the increasing lack of tolerance for opposing views.

According to the Tennessean, Gore used recent attacks on the Dixie Chicks that followed anti-war comments by Natalie Maines as an example. Gore told the audience, "They were made to feel un-American and risked economic retaliation because of what was said. Our democracy has taken a hit," Gore said. "Our best protection is free and open debate."

Record sales have fallen for the Chicks and radio stations across the country banned the trio's music after Maines told a London concert crowd that she was "ashamed the President of the United States is from Texas." Maines later released an apology.
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RE: Al Gore Supports Dixie Chunk's Comments

Wed Apr 02, 2003 3:53 am

He's right on, though.
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RE: Al Gore Supports Dixie Chunk's Comments

Wed Apr 02, 2003 3:57 am

They have the right to say whatever they want. As the consumer, we have the right not to buy their music and radio stations have the right not to play it.
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RE: Al Gore Supports Dixie Chunk's Comments

Wed Apr 02, 2003 4:04 am

>>I mean, if you need Al Gore to liven up your day, you know you lead a pretty dull life.<<


If posting numerous threads on airliners.net about all the singers/actors/politicans you find "stupid" livens up your day, then your life must be pretty dull as well, don't you think??
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RE: Al Gore Supports Dixie Chunk's Comments

Wed Apr 02, 2003 4:07 am

Al gore is boring but that statement shows that he is right on  Smile/happy/getting dizzy  Big thumbs up
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RE: Al Gore Supports Dixie Chunk's Comments

Wed Apr 02, 2003 4:18 am

The title of this thread is highly misleading (not that I'm surprised, considering who started the thread). Gore does NOT support the comment made by the Dixie Chicks, or at least not that we know of. He supports their RIGHT to make the comment. He didn't say ANYTHING about the content of their comment. But then again, as long as you can make Gore look bad, twisting the truth is a given, right, Jcs?
 
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RE: Al Gore Supports Dixie Chunk's Comments

Wed Apr 02, 2003 4:21 am

Yeah, I would say that statement is pretty much on the mark.
Radio Stations shouldnt ban music and label it "Un-Patriotic". If they had said stuff about Clitnon, you guys would be in an uproar..  Yeah sure
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RE: Al Gore Supports Dixie Chunk's Comments

Wed Apr 02, 2003 4:21 am

They were made to feel un-American and risked economic retaliation because of what was said. Our democracy has taken a hit," Gore said. "Our best protection is free and open debate."

Sure his definition" of democracy has taken a hit (the one that says you can speak out all you want except to radical liberal dogma). Actually, this is democracy at work. Ms. Maines has excersied her rights to speak and I have excercised mine not to buy her records, because her opinion differs with mine. And because I don't support her point of view does not mean I am obligated to support her financially-even though I support her right to free speech..

As freedom of speech is a right, it also means accepting accountability of the words you speak, since those words may dioffer with those spoken by others. That concept is called "responsibility", nothing Mr. Gore, the radical leftisits that dominate his party or their leader Bill Clinton seem to understand.
 
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RE: Al Gore Supports Dixie Chunk's Comments

Wed Apr 02, 2003 4:27 am

Bring in Charlie Daniels, he's much more wholesome.  Insane
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RE: Al Gore Supports Dixie Chunk's Comments

Wed Apr 02, 2003 4:32 am

Bring in Charlie Daniels, he's much more wholesome.

So's Madonna's American Life  Insane
 
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RE: Al Gore Supports Dixie Chunk's Comments

Wed Apr 02, 2003 4:34 am

Why is this thread here, anyway? Al Gore holds no office! So who cares?

Jcs, get over yourself. No one here, except for the few radical rights, respects your rants. Be a little more moderate and someone might listen.
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RE: Al Gore Supports Dixie Chunk's Comments

Wed Apr 02, 2003 4:37 am

People, Al Gore and Billy Clinton have a new Talk show, how can a new talk show get "attention" during war time? Make dumb ass comments to get attention, ratings go up, then deny or backtrack on the comments, simple.

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RE: Al Gore Supports Dixie Chunk's Comments

Wed Apr 02, 2003 5:04 am

Which way are you heading? A new McCarthyism or something like George Orwell's '1984'.
1st Amendment anyone?
If you are so confident of the rightness of your beliefs, you won't mind an alternative view.
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RE: Al Gore Supports Dixie Chunk's Comments

Wed Apr 02, 2003 5:06 am

Let me get this straight...

Gore is saying that these girls have the right to say what they want, but that those who disagree with them should keep quiet?

Sounds like a double-standard to me.

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RE: Al Gore Supports Dixie Chunk's Comments

Wed Apr 02, 2003 5:12 am

Sounds like a double-standard to me

Of course it does.

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RE: Al Gore Supports Dixie Chunk's Comments

Wed Apr 02, 2003 5:16 am

No, he is saying that those with dissenting opinons should not be portrayed as being "unpatriotic". As Herr Goering once said:

All you have to do is to tell them they are being attacked, and denounce the pacifists for lack of patriotism and exposing the country to danger.

 
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RE: Al Gore Supports Dixie Chunk's Comments

Wed Apr 02, 2003 5:26 am

Jcs, get over yourself. No one here, except for the few radical rights, respects your rants. Be a little more moderate and someone might listen.

Wait, wait, wait...how do you know my political leanings? Basically, the only things I have spoken out about on these boards are taxes, foreign policy, and immigration. What about all the other issues? I am a Republican, but I am definitely not hard right. My views socially are very libertarian...
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RE: Al Gore Supports Dixie Chunk's Comments

Wed Apr 02, 2003 5:41 am

Here's some more red meat for the attack dogs of the Right:

Nobel Winners attack Bush Economic Policies.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/business/2735269.stm

Now try telling them they don't know what they're talking about.
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RE: Al Gore Supports Dixie Chunk's Comments

Wed Apr 02, 2003 6:33 am

"Libertarian" IS hard right.  Insane
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RE: Al Gore Supports Dixie Chunk's Comments

Wed Apr 02, 2003 6:42 am

Nobel Winners....

You mean the ones who annointed Arafat?  Insane
 
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RE: Al Gore Supports Dixie Chunk's Comments

Wed Apr 02, 2003 6:51 am

"...what he sees as the increasing lack of tolerance for opposing views..."

Someone's got to be dumb not to see this obviousness, plus those 'someone's' have got to be dumb to lump those people that those 'someone's' see as all representing each other, i.e. Jcs17.

"What college student shows up for an Al Gore speech? I mean, if you need Al Gore to liven up your day, you know you lead a pretty dull life."

And this is all you have to say, huh?
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RE: Al Gore Supports Dixie Chunk's Comments

Wed Apr 02, 2003 7:10 am

"Nobel Winners....

You mean the ones who annointed Arafat?"

Duh. Nobel winners dont anoint anyone. Get your facts straight. Plus, these are Economists.
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RE: Al Gore Supports Dixie Chunk's Comments

Wed Apr 02, 2003 7:15 am

"They were made to feel un-American and risked economic retaliation because of what was said."

Ok, Al, so we should be forced to fork over the cash for a CD that we don't even want, just so that the Dixie Chicks won't face financial ruin? Poor Dixie Chicks. Life is so hard.

Some of us use the term "free market economics," instead of "economic retaliation." Maybe if they didn't want "economic retaliation," they should have kept their pie-holes shut instead of alienating their audience.

For crying out loud! According to Algore's logic, I should be forced to subsidize musicians for the sole reason of my disagreeing with them. Stupid liberal ideology.

Sorry Al, this, I will not tolerate.

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RE: Al Gore Supports Dixie Chunk's Comments

Wed Apr 02, 2003 8:00 am

I don't believe that's what Gore was saying. I dunno, it's akin to burning books because you disagree with the authors private life. The Dixie Chicks spoke out against Bush because of his stance on the war. Then events are organized to trash their CD's (most of which I bet were copied prior to destruction) and stations refuse to play their music because of their lack of "patriotism". I imagine that the real patriots, who fought and died for something called "freedom of speech" are rolling in their graves to what has become of voicing dissenting opinons. Had our view of "patriotism" been in place 230 years ago, we might all be residents of the British Crown colonies today.

And urging these boycotts are the very people who made disparaging remarks about Clinton on a daily basis. Of course, they were just expressing their "freedom of speech".
 
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RE: Al Gore Supports Dixie Chunk's Comments

Wed Apr 02, 2003 8:41 am

"Libertarian" IS hard right.

Have you ever heard to the four square approach to political ideology? According to that approach facism is the equivalent of radical right.
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RE: Al Gore Supports Dixie Chunk's Comments

Wed Apr 02, 2003 8:51 am

Duh. Nobel winners dont anoint anyone. Get your facts straight. Plus, these are Economists.

Or what ever they bestowed on someone like arafat....Duh  Yeah sure
 
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RE: Al Gore Supports Dixie Chunk's Comments

Wed Apr 02, 2003 8:53 am

747-451, I'm assuming you mean Nobel Peace Prize rather than the Nobel Prize.
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RE: Al Gore Supports Dixie Chunk's Comments

Wed Apr 02, 2003 9:18 am

"Some of us use the term "free market economics," instead of "economic retaliation." Maybe if they didn't want "economic retaliation," they should have kept their pie-holes shut instead of alienating their audience."

Or maybe those consumers should have grown a brain so they can distinctify the difference between how people feel in their music rather than how they act in life, most musicians don't live on their music.

"For crying out loud! According to Algore's logic, I should be forced to subsidize musicians for the sole reason of my disagreeing with them. Stupid liberal ideology"

Al Gore's logic? Are you F-ed in the head? It was your interpretation of his words, you will never know his logic, why make assumptions? Chances are, you believe in your interpretation such that it could be applied to you; like you actually believe that you "should be forced to subsidize musicians for the sole reason of you disagreeance".

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RE: Al Gore Supports Dixie Chunk's Comments

Wed Apr 02, 2003 9:58 am

Jcs, congrats. You have officially beaten this dead horse right into oblivion. Can you please move on now?

Seriously, all this backlash against the Dixie Chicks for the lead singer's comment, which she already retracted, just shows how stupid, immature and base so many Americans are. It's pathetic, and I'm ashamed of the image this country is quickly giving itself.
 
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RE: Al Gore Supports Dixie Chunk's Comments

Wed Apr 02, 2003 10:05 am

Or maybe those consumers should have grown a brain so they can distinctify the difference between how people feel in their music rather than how they act in life, most musicians don't live on their music.


So Lephron, let me get this straight. The Dixie Chunk didnt believe what she said? She just said it to get publicity? Sorry...I dont think so.
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RE: Al Gore Supports Dixie Chunk's Comments

Wed Apr 02, 2003 10:14 am

What Gore fails to realize is that it is the Dixe Chunks' right to speak freely about their opinions (or the one singer's opinion) but it is also the right of those who oppose that opinion to express themselves too. Obviously, Gore missed that little point when using it to slam the current administration.

Let's put it another way...if Martin Sheen or Susan Sarandon went out and burned the American flag to protest the war, that would be their right under Amendment I however it would also be the right of every person who held an opposing view to voice that view by boycotting entertainment programs (movies, TV shows, stage plays) that Martin Sheen or Susan Sarandon were involved with. That is truly free speech. Obviously, Mr. Gore thinks free speech is one person saying something and there being no dissention to that statement. Go back into obscurity Al, nobody here cares what you think!

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RE: Al Gore Supports Dixie Chunk's Comments

Wed Apr 02, 2003 10:57 am

MxCtrlr - mega dittos Rush.
 
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RE: Al Gore Supports Dixie Chunk's Comments

Wed Apr 02, 2003 11:05 am

"I don't believe that's what Gore was saying. I dunno, it's akin to burning books because you disagree with the authors private life."

Yeah, well, call it what you want. I won't be buying any Dixie Chicks CDs. The foremost reason for that is that I simply don't like their music. But according to Al Gore, I should like them because of their anti-war stance. Sorry Al, that don't fly.

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RE: Al Gore Supports Dixie Chunk's Comments

Wed Apr 02, 2003 11:08 am

I don't like the Dixie Chicks much either. But you have no idea how frightening it is to see demonstrations where their CD's are burned. And Al Gore didn't say anything of the sort. He simply said that they had the right to express themselves without being called "unpatriotic".
 
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RE: Al Gore Supports Dixie Chunk's Comments

Wed Apr 02, 2003 11:16 am

Jcs, here is how it works:

Socialism is the extreme form of Liberalism and is a stone's throw from Communism. Libertarianism is the extreme form of Conservatism and is a brief walk from Facism. Get it?
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RE: Al Gore Supports Dixie Chunk's Comments

Wed Apr 02, 2003 1:59 pm

"But you have no idea how frightening it is to see demonstrations where their CD's are burned."

Well, I've never personally burned a CD (well, that's not true, I've "burned" copies of CDs on a CD burner...), or a book for that matter, but I've destroyed/discarded CDs before. And it was for the sole reason that I didn't like the views that the artist was putting forth. How is that any different?

"He simply said that they had the right to express themselves without being called "unpatriotic."

Well, he did say that. However, he also said something else too:

"They were made to feel un-American and risked economic retaliation because of what was said..."

It's the "economic retaliation" part that upsets me. Like I said earlier, a free market is a free market, and if the Dixie Chicks wanted to remain profitable, then they should not have made statements that upset thier key demographic. And Algore is suggesting something else?

Personally, I wouldn't have purchased one anyway.

GoingBoeing, for a "conservative Republican," you sure seem to do a lot of defending of liberal views.

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RE: Al Gore Supports Dixie Chunk's Comments

Wed Apr 02, 2003 2:06 pm

Goingboeing, God I hope I'm not coming across sounding like that overblown windbag Rush Limburger!!!!!! I may have to go and turn in my right-wing card at the GOP and run out and get a left-wing, liberal one!!!!!  Yeah sure Oh, wait, that's right...everyone here has already labeled me a left-wing liberal, so it's OK  Innocent

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RE: Al Gore Supports Dixie Chunk's Comments

Wed Apr 02, 2003 2:14 pm

Ladies and gentlemen,

Any anti-war statement now requires "WARNING: Contains contreversial lyrics: government discretion is advised" stickers affixed to CDs...

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RE: Al Gore Supports Dixie Chunk's Comments

Wed Apr 02, 2003 2:26 pm

Normal Speed - ordinarily I am a conservative republican. Look at the word "conservative" and tell me exactly what part of the Iraq invasion can be considered a "conservative" action.

I don't defend the left...I don't defend the right. In other words, I don't fall in a party line and spout "this war is great, the French suck and we will kick Saddams butt" mantra. When my party is right, I back them. When they are not, I vocalize my displeasure with them. I feel that they are very very wrong in this action. I believe that while we most likely WILL kick Saddams ass, we will be so far from "winning" that it isn't funny.

The Arab world already hated us, they don't support our actions, and IMHO, Bush has opened the door to even more terror attacks on US soil with this war to "defeat terrorism". I think the whole world (even the Arab world) can see how we are turning a blind eye on the primary backers of the 9/11 attacks. Going after a country (no...going after a PERSON) because they "might" sell WMD to terrorist groups, even though there are no direct links to Hussein and terror attacks on the USA, when you've got cold, hard evidence pointing to our "friends", the Saudi's and you don't do squat to them except allow them to vocalize how THEY don't approve of our actions in Iraq.

I disprove of the premise of this "Operation Iraqi Freedom"...we didn't give a rats ass about the oppression of the Iraqi people before...why is it worth American lives now? Is freeing the Iraqi people a prerequsite to ending terror in the world? IMHO, Bush got the Congress to approve the use of military force to bring the perpetrators behind 9/11 to justice. I fully supported that. But he hijacked that authority to use in what I believe to be a personal vendetta against Saddam Hussein. It certainly does NOTHING to bring the perpetrators of 9/11 any closer to "justice".

Finally, I really REALLY despise turning on my radio (part of the "liberal media") to hear a bunch of guys who HAVE NEVER WORN THE UNIFORM OF THE UNITED STATES MILITARY, indeed many who were just as guilty of "dodging the draft" as the president (Clinton) they despised, spouting off like a bunch of great military strategists, and who view the front line soldier as little more than a "toy". I guarantee you that if you put Limbaugh, Hannity or O'reilly on the front lines, they'd shit all over themselves. But it's easy to be a hawk from a comfy studio in New York. All because they are following the "party line" of supporting this war.

in summation - I think for myself. My tendencies are conservative, and I believe that my view on this war is far more conservative than the conservative president sitting in the white house.
 
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RE: Al Gore Supports Dixie Chunk's Comments

Wed Apr 02, 2003 3:02 pm

Al Gore served under a President who was a joke, lost a Presidential election, was slapped in the face by his own state who gave their votes to Bush and has been reduced to making comments in support of country western singers.
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RE: Al Gore Supports Dixie Chunk's Comments

Wed Apr 02, 2003 3:20 pm

Dear moderators: No.
 
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RE: Al Gore Supports Dixie Chunk's Comments

Thu Apr 03, 2003 2:06 am

GoingBoeing,

That's all nice and everything, and you are entitled to whatever view you want. But you didn't address the main points of my post. Why should I not have the right to forgo purchasing or destroy any CD I want? Why is "voting with my feet" called "economic retaliation" by Algore? And since when was being a military veteran a prerequisite for voicing one's opinion?

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RE: Al Gore Supports Dixie Chunk's Comments

Thu Apr 03, 2003 2:32 am

That's all nice and everything, and you are entitled to whatever view you want. But you didn't address the main points of my post. Why should I not have the right to forgo purchasing or destroy any CD I want? Why is "voting with my feet" called "economic retaliation" by Algore?

It's a free country, you can do whatever you want. In my way of thinking, burning or destroying a dixie Chicks CD is really not all that different from anti war folks burning a flag. Both are stupid acts.

And since when was being a military veteran a prerequisite for voicing one's opinion?

I suppose it's because they are so gung ho on this war, but when it was their turn to serve, they "didn't agree" with the war that was going on at the time. I'd find it more palatable to have an Ollie North spouting a pro war stance rather than these guys who view protestors as "unpatriotic", or worse "liberal democrats", yet they themselves found either a war too distasteful for them, or found that broadcasting held greater rewards that serving in the armed forces once the draft had ended.
 
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RE: Al Gore Supports Dixie Chunk's Comments

Thu Apr 03, 2003 2:36 am

Jcs, he supported their right to freedom of speech. I understand, to right-wing nuts like you, freedom of speech ONLY is permitted if you don't disagree with His Highness, the President, or anything the GOP says.

I may not agree with everything the Chicks may have said, but I defend their right to say it.
 
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RE: Al Gore Supports Dixie Chunk's Comments

Thu Apr 03, 2003 4:18 am

"In my way of thinking, burning or destroying a dixie Chicks CD is really not all that different from anti war folks burning a flag. Both are stupid acts."

I personally find the burning of the flag much more objectionable than the burning of any artist's CDs. Sorry, art is not sacred.

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RE: Al Gore Supports Dixie Chunk's Comments

Thu Apr 03, 2003 4:22 am

Didn't say that they were of equal status - just that both acts were stupid.
 
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RE: Al Gore Supports Dixie Chunk's Comments

Thu Apr 03, 2003 9:07 am

Jcs, he supported their right to freedom of speech. I understand, to right-wing nuts like you, freedom of speech ONLY is permitted if you don't disagree with His Highness, the President, or anything the GOP says.

I may not agree with everything the Chicks may have said, but I defend their right to say it.


I also defend their right to say what they think however, what Al Gore, and those defending him, fail to realize is that by boycotting the Dixie Chicks and not wanting to hear their music, go to their concerts, etc, other Americans are excersizing their rights to free speech by showing they do not agree with the Dixie Chicks' position. Al Gore is advocating exactly what he is talking against - "You have to listen to what the Dixie Chicks have to say and not say anything, or respond to it in any way, otherwise, your against free speech." Free speech is defending the right of someone who is voicing an opinion that makes your blood boil and, at the same time, being able to just as loudly voice your own opinion.

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RE: Al Gore Supports Dixie Chunk's Comments

Thu Apr 03, 2003 10:39 am

No MxCtrlr - the bottom line is that yes, you have the right not to buy their music. An opinion that goes against the "bomb the fuck out of Iraq" mindset does not make them "unpatriotic".
 
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RE: Al Gore Supports Dixie Chunk's Comments

Thu Apr 03, 2003 10:55 am

Isn't the problem here the kind of "love it ot leave it" sentiment that's been flying around in the last year and a half? A large portion of American society thinks it's absolutely un-patriotic to say anything that goes against the president or the military in "these times". However, if you believe in democracy, you know the exact opposite is true. I think Al Gore was just pointing out that the Natalie Maines wasn't be un-patriotic, just anti-war, and anti-George Bush. And besides, he was born in Connecticut!
 
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RE: Al Gore Supports Dixie Chunk's Comments

Thu Apr 03, 2003 11:03 am

And besides, he was born in Connecticut!

Whoa whoa whoa. We've spent the better part of two years and hundreds of millions in marketing dollars to overcome that unfortunate footnote of history. Sleeping dogs? Please?

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