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The Return of the Dixie Chicks (Bill O'Reilly)
Fox News (The O'Reilly Factor) ^ | May 10, 2006 | Bill O'Reilly

Posted on 05/10/2006 10:01:59 AM PDT by RabidBartender

Three years ago at the beginning of the Iraq war, the lead singer of the Dixie Chicks, Natalie Maines, told a concert crowd in London, "Just so you know, we're ashamed the president of the United Sates is from Texas." That statement set off a firestorm against the Chicks. Many Americans saw the quote as unpatriotic, especially in a time of war.

Subsequently, Miss Maines apologized for the tone of her remarks, but stands by her opposition to the Bush administration. Now the Dixie Chicks have a new CD which some stations will not play the lead single from, a song that says the Chicks aren't ready to back down from anything. It's a pretty good song. There is no reason not to play it. At a Time magazine event last night, I ran into Natalie Maines, who is not exactly my No. 1 fan. She chided me for predicting on this program that the new CD she has out would sell just two million units, which is pretty good these days. We had a discussion about it a few weeks ago. She saw the show.

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I still don't buy the whole 'death threat' thing - I have read somewhere that the sheriff's office where Natalie Maines lives has never heard from them concerning it.

"Taking the Long Way", the new Dixie Chicks album is being released May 23. They'll start the morning show route next week and will be performing on Good Morning America. 60 Minutes is scheduled to run a story on them as well. Get ready for another few weeks of Natalie putting herself back up on the cross.

1 posted on 05/10/2006 10:02:00 AM PDT by RabidBartender
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To: RabidBartender

who??


2 posted on 05/10/2006 10:03:05 AM PDT by Perdogg (entia non sunt multiplicanda praeter necessitatem)
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To: RabidBartender

"Get ready for another few weeks of Natalie putting herself back up on the cross."

Is she the porky one? Somebody better reinforce her cross.


3 posted on 05/10/2006 10:04:53 AM PDT by exile (Exile - Now with 20% more funkiness.)
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To: RabidBartender

My wife HAD every Dixie Chicks CD, and loved their music, After Manes rant against Dubya, she threw them all away and swore to never buy or listen to them again...we even saw them once when they forst started out, and now I want to see if I can get our money back....:)))


4 posted on 05/10/2006 10:05:40 AM PDT by Meadow Muffin
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To: RabidBartender

"You have a right to reject her beliefs and not to buy her stuff. But to punish her further is not in the spirit of America."

How exactly is she being punished further?


5 posted on 05/10/2006 10:05:59 AM PDT by half-cajun
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To: RabidBartender

This Dixie Chicks thing infuriates me. First off, this girl says something overseas. These people want freedom without consequences. They weren't thrown into jail, hauled off in the dead of night. The market spoke. NOW, they come back. You'd think they'd just move on. But NOOOO...they play the VICTIMS in this whole scenario. I was listening to the Country channel on my Sirius radio yesterday and I almost threw up. They had phone calls from people who had been mad at the Dixie Chicks, but now agree with them. I used to like the Dixie Chicks, and if they had just let the whole thing go, I may have started listening to them again. But now, they're actually USING the controversy for their comeback. I think it's despicable. By the way, how is their new CD doing?


6 posted on 05/10/2006 10:06:09 AM PDT by Hildy ("Whenever someone smiles at me all I see is a chimpanzee begging for its life." - Dwight Schrute)
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To: RabidBartender
Never threaten a celebrity with death. They should be threatened with obscurity, which to a celebrity is ten times worse.

Regards, Ivan

7 posted on 05/10/2006 10:06:48 AM PDT by MadIvan (I aim to misbehave.)
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To: RabidBartender

I hate to admit it, but I really like their rendition of Stevie Nicks' "Landslide".

Other than that, they can pound sand up their...


8 posted on 05/10/2006 10:06:48 AM PDT by randog (What the...?!)
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To: half-cajun

I feel the same way about Alger Hiss.


9 posted on 05/10/2006 10:07:21 AM PDT by Mr. Lucky
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To: Perdogg

This ladies should thank God that they've made as much dough as they have with a minimum of talent. I've heard squeaky doors with better voices. Ugh.


10 posted on 05/10/2006 10:07:41 AM PDT by RexBeach ("There is no substitute for victory." -Douglas MacArthur)
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To: RabidBartender

well at least she's still popular in her hometown!!! ha


11 posted on 05/10/2006 10:07:50 AM PDT by thestob (Vote or P. Diddy will kill you)
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To: RabidBartender

Shut up and sing ping!


12 posted on 05/10/2006 10:07:50 AM PDT by Semper Paratus
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To: RabidBartender

Keep it pithy. Do not be a popinjay.


13 posted on 05/10/2006 10:07:52 AM PDT by rightwinggoth
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To: exile
Is she the porky one?

You decide.

14 posted on 05/10/2006 10:08:45 AM PDT by Seruzawa (If you agree with the French raise your hand - If you are French raise both hands.)
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To: RabidBartender

Dixie Chicks...? Is that, like, the new spicy samich at Wendy's or sumthin'?


15 posted on 05/10/2006 10:09:06 AM PDT by Mathews (Shot... Splash... Out!)
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To: RabidBartender

Like the opinion of these three lesbian hens means anything. They are just cashing in their pity chips.


16 posted on 05/10/2006 10:09:11 AM PDT by Niteranger68 ("Only 4 out of 3 Democrats actually vote.")
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To: RabidBartender

Tired old liberals use the "right-winger death threat" thing to get on the news in an attempt to get news coverage and revive their sagging carreers.

I saw a haggard Susan Surandon (? the old lady that was in Bull Durham) to that other try to claim it the other day.

Like anyone cares enough to kill her, she's such a nobody


17 posted on 05/10/2006 10:09:13 AM PDT by MeanWestTexan (Many at FR would respond to Christ "Darn right, I'll cast the first stone!")
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To: RabidBartender
Now the Dixie Chicks have a new CD which some stations will not play the lead single from...

Our local country station had a phone-in and website survey asking if the station should continue to boycott the Dixie Twits music. By an overwhelming majority, (6 to 1) the vote was to continue the boycott. Nuff said!

18 posted on 05/10/2006 10:09:59 AM PDT by cuz_it_aint_their_money (Replacing Dan Rather with Katie Couric is like replacing an idiot with an imbecile.)
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To: Hildy

IF they were across from my office giving a free concert...and they even offered to limo me there with a front row seat...and they, the chicks, carried me to my seat and they performed in the nude...I still wouldn't go see them...

PS-hmmmmmm (pondering) Well, if they performed in the nude and I had a front row seat, then I might go.


19 posted on 05/10/2006 10:10:46 AM PDT by nikos1121
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To: Hildy

Yes, liberals confuse censorship with the public HAVING to listen to their tripe --- It's all about them, after all.

They don't understand they are free to say anything they want. We just don't have to care or listen.


20 posted on 05/10/2006 10:11:24 AM PDT by MeanWestTexan (Many at FR would respond to Christ "Darn right, I'll cast the first stone!")
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To: RabidBartender; All

Why is OReily trying to rehabilitate the left?

He is revocal against the Federal Marriage Amendemtn with what-her-name chenny's "how i like to have sex" book,

He is pandering to the democrats,

All I have to do is see the promo for his show to know that 8 pm is a tv free hour.


21 posted on 05/10/2006 10:11:58 AM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: RabidBartender
I still don't buy the whole 'death threat' thing -

Hey! You stole my comment!
22 posted on 05/10/2006 10:12:10 AM PDT by uncitizen
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To: longtermmemmory

O' Reilly, has his own agenda, and I suspect he's trying to get in the singer's pants.


23 posted on 05/10/2006 10:12:50 AM PDT by nikos1121
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To: Perdogg
who?"

You know, the ditzy hicks.


24 posted on 05/10/2006 10:12:52 AM PDT by OB1kNOb (Locusts aren't the only thing that swarm across borders wreaking havoc on the invaded nation.)
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To: Seruzawa

she is definitly fat.

Her ugly runs straight down to the bone.

The dixie chix are dead gone and never to appear again.


25 posted on 05/10/2006 10:13:59 AM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: longtermmemmory

"Why is OReily trying to rehabilitate the left?"

Because OReally is no conservative. He's a look-at-me blowhard. He's stupidity re: the oil companies proved that, if nothing.

He just looked conservative because the Old Media was so bad for so long.


26 posted on 05/10/2006 10:14:01 AM PDT by MeanWestTexan (Many at FR would respond to Christ "Darn right, I'll cast the first stone!")
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To: half-cajun
ditto....How are we punishing her?????????
27 posted on 05/10/2006 10:14:09 AM PDT by Guenevere
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To: RabidBartender

The Dixie Sluts need some money so they've churned out a new CD based on their standard formula. Yawn. The boycott continues. Dont buy the CD. Dont download it from iTunes. Hit 'em where it hurts - the bank account.


28 posted on 05/10/2006 10:14:46 AM PDT by Astronaut
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To: yall

Somebody share the Larry the Cable Guy quote


29 posted on 05/10/2006 10:14:49 AM PDT by stainlessbanner
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To: Perdogg
The morning news shows providing a venue for yet another Bush Basher? shocking!!!!.
The Dixie Chicks are talented, no doubt about it. I agree with O'Reilly, " we have a right not to buy their records". I have not bought their records!! Not because of their lack of talent, but because I am "voting with my dollars". Why support this attitude? Entertainers, whether in sports, screen, or sound need to remember the buying public makes buying decisions based on any number of considerations. If you are going to make you feelings public, as the Chicks have, you need to live (quietly) with the consequences. The Chick have insulted their fans in the months since this episode by expressing their anger toward us. We didn't cause this.....you did. Your fame gave you the soapbox; your ignorance and self centerednees took it from you, not your fans.
30 posted on 05/10/2006 10:15:00 AM PDT by blues-train (blues train)
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To: MeanWestTexan

Laura Ingraham played a clip a while back of Susan Sarandon (on Oprah or some such show) talking about how she believed the Bush administration was tapping her phone. I laughed out loud when I heard that. These egomaniacs actually believe that the leader of the free world actually gives a hoot about what they are saying.


31 posted on 05/10/2006 10:15:12 AM PDT by half-cajun
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To: MeanWestTexan

Couldn't say it better...


32 posted on 05/10/2006 10:16:06 AM PDT by nikos1121
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To: MeanWestTexan
The apple polisher Susan is a has been actress, over the hill and put out to pasture. She look like she's been rode hard and put up wet quite a few times, and is now just an old nag. Good riddance to her.
33 posted on 05/10/2006 10:16:18 AM PDT by geezerwheezer (get up boys, we're burnin' daylight!!!)
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To: RabidBartender

The Dixie Chicks are to music as a pair of size 20 panties with holes in them is to a clothesline.


34 posted on 05/10/2006 10:16:29 AM PDT by N. Theknow (Kennedys - Can't drive, can't fly, can't ski, can't skipper a boat - But they know what's best.)
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To: RabidBartender
They are releasing a CD and going on tour? I wasn't even aware that they had gotten out of Gitmo yet. < /sarcasm>
35 posted on 05/10/2006 10:16:30 AM PDT by KarlInOhio (Never ask a Kennedy if he'll have another drink. It's nobody's business how much he's had already.)
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To: RabidBartender

"Natalie Maines has paid the price for her remarks. Her life has been threatened and she remains under siege. That is wrong as well. The woman has a right to believe what she wants to believe. You have a right to reject her beliefs and not to buy her stuff. But to punish her further is not in the spirit of America"


Looks like O'Reilly is really buying into this victim status card Maines and the Chicks have been trying to play. I remember them whining about how no one in country music came to defend them and then BTW they were switching genres because no one in country music had any talent anyway.

So what are we all supposed to do now and how have we been punishing her if it's by not buying her CD? And since when did Bill become a music critic?


36 posted on 05/10/2006 10:19:35 AM PDT by bereanway
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To: nikos1121

But you wouldn't enjoy yourself, right??


37 posted on 05/10/2006 10:19:56 AM PDT by Tennessee_Bob ("Those who "abjure" violence can only do so because others are committing violence on their behalf.")
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To: RabidBartender

When the Dixie chicks hit the scene I really liked them for what I saw as a new, original sound fusing country and rock by three very talented female musicians. They didn't hesitate to show their instermental chops and Maines had a good voice. In their last album and the first single from their current album they have become the same overly produced, music by the numbers pablum that most other current mainstream music is. Sure the songs are OK and the performance is studio perfect but you feel as if you've heard it all before. Also, you can anticipate every lick and chord change two bars before it happens because it's the same formulistic pap as the last and next song you'll hear on FM radio.


38 posted on 05/10/2006 10:20:28 AM PDT by joebuck
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To: Tennessee_Bob

"But you wouldn't enjoy yourself, right??"

Yes, I'd make a point of looking disgusted the whole time, keeping my legs crossed and my arms folded in my lap.


39 posted on 05/10/2006 10:21:41 AM PDT by nikos1121
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To: randog
"I hate to admit it, but I really like their rendition of Stevie Nicks' "Landslide". "

Ugh ;) You should try the Smashing Pumpkin's remake of "Landslide." It's better than the original and blows the Dixie chick's version out of the water.
40 posted on 05/10/2006 10:23:24 AM PDT by tfecw (It's for the children)
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To: RabidBartender
"But to punish her further is not in the spirit of America."

So... can we start buying French products again, Bill???
41 posted on 05/10/2006 10:23:51 AM PDT by fhlh (Polls are for Strippers.)
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To: RabidBartender

"I still don't buy the whole 'death threat' thing - I have read somewhere that the sheriff's office where Natalie Maines lives has never heard from them concerning it."


Since it is indeed a pretend death threat, let's be complete and make it from an enraged white male, a European-American skinhead gun nut, southern white supremacist from the far religious right, clamoring for a theocracy, and maybe even a return to the good ol' days of slavery.

Did I forget anything?


42 posted on 05/10/2006 10:23:53 AM PDT by EyeGuy
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To: exile

43 posted on 05/10/2006 10:24:06 AM PDT by Mathews (Shot... Splash... Out!)
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To: longtermmemmory

Since Rupert is now bedding down with the hildebeast, perhaps bill has received new "marching orders". Except for Brit and a handful of others, Foxnews is tilting to the left so hard that they are in danger of falling over!!!

LLS


44 posted on 05/10/2006 10:26:21 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (Preserve America... kill terrorists... destroy dims!)
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To: longtermmemmory

http://music.aol.com/artist/dixie-chicks/33484/main#

I think Natalie lost weight. They are getting a lot of airplay on the country stations that used to shun them


45 posted on 05/10/2006 10:26:35 AM PDT by BurbankKarl
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To: RabidBartender

I don't know if their learning has increased any over time. But surely with their now aged act, they qualify to be known as the Dixie Hens.


46 posted on 05/10/2006 10:30:31 AM PDT by rod1
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To: MeanWestTexan

lol...SERiously...lol


47 posted on 05/10/2006 10:31:11 AM PDT by steel_resolve (Illegal aliens donít take jobs Americans wonít; they take wages Americans wonít)
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To: Astronaut

This is a comeback "test".

This is a marketing effort to see if they can make one last dollar.

Look at Jane Fonda who has now bombed royally with two recent comeback efforts.

Look at G. Clooney who is DOA at the box office and is now trying to rehab with a "safe" cause de jour. (nice for him to join the Sudan party so LATE.)


48 posted on 05/10/2006 10:34:14 AM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: RabidBartender

Actually, O'Reilly lost me when he went after the Swift Boat Vets. Haven't watched him since.

Its not a boycott, I just can't stand to look at the guy.

I was a DC fan up until they got ugly, now I can't stand to listen to them. Its not a boycott, I just can't listen to them anymore.


49 posted on 05/10/2006 10:38:35 AM PDT by marron
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To: RabidBartender

Never cared for them. Nothing's changed.


50 posted on 05/10/2006 10:39:07 AM PDT by D1X1E
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