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Not Ready to Make Nice (Dixie Chicks in Australia, STILL Whining About Free Republic)
AdelaideNow ^ | Sunday, October 8, 2006 | Kirsten Heyson

Posted on 10/07/2006 1:04:19 PM PDT by kristinn

It's hard to believe this petite, well-mannered Texan - sitting opposite in a Sydney harbourside hotel - caused the kind of stir the music industry has not seen since John Lennon sang about being crucified in 1969.

It's the day before the band's first Australian concert on their Accidents and Accusations world tour.

Maines looks younger than her 31 years.

SNIP

Aware she may sound "bizarre", the 31-year-old believes the vitriol directed at The Dixie Chicks was part of a right-wing conspiracy.

An organised group known as the Free Republic set out to bring the band down.

The organisation's power, she says, comes through the internet. The site has thousands of subscribers, all of whom were encouraged to destroy the band's music and boycott the radio stations that played it.

"It's scary how much power they do have," she says. "They can take down someone singlehandedly and I don't think Americans are aware of that.

"It's the same group that went after (former US president) Bill Clinton and (gay actress) Ellen DeGeneres."

In the beginning, Maines says, they tried to fight their detractors. Their management tried to alert radio station programmers to what was happening.

"But they weren't open to it and just thought we were grasping at straws to try and salvage something," she says.

"It was just bigger than we could fight and we weren't willing to put ourselves out there to be made to look stupid if people weren't willing to investigate this thing and be open to it."

SNIP

"For the Free Republic we were a dream come true; they made it their mission to take us down. Apparently we were not supposed to think like this because we play country music."

(Excerpt) Read more at news.com.au ...


TOPICS: Australia/New Zealand; Culture/Society; Free Republic; Front Page News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: careerindumpster; clueless; crymeariver; dixiechicks; paidtobestupid; smellyskanks; yankeehens
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To: kristinn

""It's scary how much power they do have," she says. "They can take down someone singlehandedly and I don't think Americans are aware of that.""

Hey maines, it was Americans that took you down sweetie! The big ole bad arsed PAJAMHADINE!

LLS


101 posted on 10/07/2006 1:32:14 PM PDT by LibLieSlayer (Preserve America... kill terrorists... destroy dims!)
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To: Registered

102 posted on 10/07/2006 1:32:26 PM PDT by Registered
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To: kristinn; Jim Robinson
"For the Free Republic we were a dream come true; they made it their mission to take us down."

Wow. What a great gift for your 10-year anniversary, Jim.

103 posted on 10/07/2006 1:32:33 PM PDT by Dr. Eckleburg ("I don't think they want my respect; I think they want my submission." - Flemming Rose)
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To: antceecee
Perhaps the writer used the word 'petite' to portray Natalie as little David against the Goliath - Free Republic.

Could be. I'm still laughing about this quote:

"It's scary how much power they do have," she says. "They can take down someone singlehandedly and I don't think Americans are aware of that.

104 posted on 10/07/2006 1:32:51 PM PDT by DumpsterDiver
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To: kristinn
The site has thousands of subscribers, all of whom were encouraged to destroy the band's music and boycott the radio stations that played it.


I have much more important things to do than to join an army dedicated to destroying fat, stupid, egotistical, liberal blond bimbos....removing lint from my navel comes to mind.
105 posted on 10/07/2006 1:33:10 PM PDT by crazyhorse691 (Diplomacy doesn't work when seagulls rain on your parade. A shotgun and umbrella does.)
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To: kristinn
"It's scary how much power they do have," she says. "They can take down someone singlehandedly."

Damn straight! Karl Rove is just our sock puppet! (cue evil laugh)

106 posted on 10/07/2006 1:33:33 PM PDT by Tribune7
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To: chiefqc

I can't find it now, but on another thread, a Freeper called Natalie a "Dixie Chunck."


107 posted on 10/07/2006 1:33:47 PM PDT by 04-Bravo
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To: snarks_when_bored

The Chicks have freedom of choice, but they don't have freedom from consequences.


108 posted on 10/07/2006 1:33:56 PM PDT by fanfan ("We don't start fights my friends, but we finish them, and never leave until our work is done."PMSH)
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To: kristinn
Mission accomplished.
109 posted on 10/07/2006 1:34:02 PM PDT by GoforBroke
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To: crazyhorse691

Well said


110 posted on 10/07/2006 1:34:04 PM PDT by saveliberty (I'm a Bushbot and a Snowflake :-)
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To: Vision

Jean a de longue moustache. Je répéte, Jean a de longue moustache.

Les carottes sont cuites. Je répété, Les carottes sont cuites . . .


111 posted on 10/07/2006 1:34:36 PM PDT by Petronski (Living His life abundantly.)
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To: LibLieSlayer

Naw, she took herself down...the pajamites just called the anti-American wench an anti-American wench.


112 posted on 10/07/2006 1:34:51 PM PDT by bannie (HILLARY: Not all perversions are sexual.)
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To: DumpsterDiver

Typical liberal - blame everyone else, don't take responsibility for what you have done.


113 posted on 10/07/2006 1:34:54 PM PDT by antceecee (Western countries really aren't up to winning this war on terror... it might offend the terrorists.)
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To: Allegra

114 posted on 10/07/2006 1:35:00 PM PDT by letsgonova19087
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To: dirtboy

Ha ha! You hit the nail directly on the head!


115 posted on 10/07/2006 1:35:26 PM PDT by EnquiringMind
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To: Guenevere
Petite implies skinny and short. It does not imply Dixie Chicks.
116 posted on 10/07/2006 1:35:34 PM PDT by ThanhPhero (di hanh huong den La Vang)
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To: Allegra

Damn right, b!tch. All Your Base Are Belong to Us. Got it?

HAH !


117 posted on 10/07/2006 1:35:41 PM PDT by sawmill trash (You declare jihad ... we declare DEGUELLO !)
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To: kristinn
"It's the same group that went after (former US president) Bill Clinton and (gay actress) Ellen DeGeneres.."

We went hard after DeGeneres? I don't remember this - did I miss a jihad? Dammit, I hate missing jihads!

118 posted on 10/07/2006 1:35:49 PM PDT by Yossarian (Everyday, somewhere on the globe, somebody is pushing the frontier of stupidity.)
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To: Rocko

I did the same with Petty.

LLS


119 posted on 10/07/2006 1:36:08 PM PDT by LibLieSlayer (Preserve America... kill terrorists... destroy dims!)
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To: DumpsterDiver

I'm insulted by the "singlehandedly" comment. We have MANY hands a-typin' all of the time. Does this mean that she can't count, either?


120 posted on 10/07/2006 1:36:25 PM PDT by bannie (HILLARY: Not all perversions are sexual.)
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To: antceecee

Hey Natalie-FOAD !!!!!!


121 posted on 10/07/2006 1:36:48 PM PDT by Antique Gal (Antique Gal)
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To: Petronski

Hee hee...funny! This thread is great!


122 posted on 10/07/2006 1:37:09 PM PDT by Clara Lou (I love my Firefox 2.0.)
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To: kristinn

Oh, and Natalie, your weight problem? Have you considered having a chemical analysis of your "Diet" Coke? . . .BWHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA


123 posted on 10/07/2006 1:37:48 PM PDT by Tribune7
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To: kristinn

I really only ever listened to the cross over country. But, I can't stand their traitorous ignorant speech. So I say go find your country, since this cross over listener would not care to support the Chicks.


124 posted on 10/07/2006 1:38:37 PM PDT by AmericaUnite
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To: Clara Lou; Allegra
Allegra: Let's see...who shall we destroy next?
Clara Lou: You forgot to rub your hands together with glee as you said that.

Also, growl like this: "Mua ha ha ha ha ha ha!






And your little dog too!

125 posted on 10/07/2006 1:39:18 PM PDT by Petronski (Living His life abundantly.)
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To: bannie
Does this mean that she can't count, either?

It doesn't matter, because she doesn't have as much to count as she used to.

126 posted on 10/07/2006 1:39:20 PM PDT by Rocko ("Ned Lamont doesn't know anything. You might as well vote for Michael Bolton." -- O'Reilly)
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To: Clara Lou

All their bases belong to us. Resistance is futile.


127 posted on 10/07/2006 1:39:25 PM PDT by Pharmboy (Every single day provides at least one new reason to hate the mainstream media...)
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To: Kerretarded
Hey Natalie, here is my Free Speech comment and I hope you read this thread on Free Republic. BITE ME!

Be careful what you wish for...

She's not only got a really big mouth with sharp teeth, she looks mighty hungry...

You would be amazed at what a really fat chick will eat...

128 posted on 10/07/2006 1:39:28 PM PDT by Bon mots
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To: kristinn
The site has thousands of subscribers,

Hundreds of thousands.

"It's scary how much power they do have," she says. "They can take down someone singlehandedly and I don't think Americans are aware of that.

Its also a known fact that we control the weather.

129 posted on 10/07/2006 1:39:30 PM PDT by lowbridge (I want to die peacefully in my sleep like my grandfather. Not screaming, like his passengers.)
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To: Yossarian

I think Ellen DeGeneres is her nickname for Hillary Clinton. What them both being blondes and all.


130 posted on 10/07/2006 1:39:59 PM PDT by kristinn
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To: saveliberty
She's mad because we are not doing as she tells us. How dare we disagree and not buy their records or go to their concerts?

Our Founding Fathers warned us of such demagoguery and designed our Constitution to protect against such abuses by both the demagogue and those who he/she may dictate to .... Natalie obviously doesn't know the difference, or what America is all about in terms of free speech

131 posted on 10/07/2006 1:40:09 PM PDT by Mr_Moonlight
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To: bannie

:-)

LLS


132 posted on 10/07/2006 1:40:09 PM PDT by LibLieSlayer (Preserve America... kill terrorists... destroy dims!)
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To: snarks_when_bored

"The Dixie Chicks have every right to express their political opinions, even in places where people have paid to hear their music, not their opinions. However, people also have every right to disagree with the opinions of the Dixie Chicks and to express their disagreements in public venues (like Free Republic) and by not buying Dixie Chicks music and concert tickets.

Politics is always a pay-to-play venue."

Agreed. And it's not just the dixie chicks. After years of traveling and too many concerts to count, I received a politically charged e-mail and promptly gave up 4 Warehouse memberships that afforded me 8 great seats at DMB shows.

Truthfully though, I wish they'd all shut up about their politics...they ought to know it's bad for business and WHATEVER they say is going to piss off at least 1/2 the population. When they do it anyway, I have difficulty getting past it and then more difficulty enjoying the music.


133 posted on 10/07/2006 1:40:13 PM PDT by Kimberly GG (Tancredo '08)
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To: Tribune7

134 posted on 10/07/2006 1:40:34 PM PDT by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: george76

Nice one!


135 posted on 10/07/2006 1:40:41 PM PDT by MissEdie (Liberalscostlives)
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To: Bahbah
We can!!! Okay then, guys, who is next? So many targets, so little time. LOL

Not sure, who's next on our zot list?

136 posted on 10/07/2006 1:41:24 PM PDT by darkangel82 (Higher visibility leads to greater zottability.)
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To: kristinn
Natalie you dummy, you were just the warmup. Next we go after. . .

ZAMFIR!!!!!
137 posted on 10/07/2006 1:41:27 PM PDT by GodBlessRonaldReagan (Count Petofi will not be denied!)
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To: Registered

I love that album cover! And so did some entertainment magazine....


138 posted on 10/07/2006 1:41:52 PM PDT by kristinn
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To: kristinn
Apparently we were not supposed to think like this because we play country music."

Silly lass! It doesn't have anything to do with music. What I wonder most is how they manage to think at all.

139 posted on 10/07/2006 1:41:54 PM PDT by grellis (I don't know, let me ask my I Ching)
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To: Mr_Moonlight

You are exactly right.

Am I mistaken or didn't she attend Berkeley? If so, there is a bad ad right there.


140 posted on 10/07/2006 1:41:55 PM PDT by saveliberty (I'm a Bushbot and a Snowflake :-)
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To: MissEdie

Thanks.


141 posted on 10/07/2006 1:42:34 PM PDT by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: Rocko

That would do it.


142 posted on 10/07/2006 1:43:11 PM PDT by gotribe (It's not a religion.)
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To: GodBlessRonaldReagan

Zamfir made me hate pan pipes.


143 posted on 10/07/2006 1:43:22 PM PDT by Clara Lou (I love my Firefox 2.0.)
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To: Kimberly GG

:-) Alice Cooper put it well. He said, why would anyone want to speak to a star about politics? We're morons.

Mr. Cooper is not a moron, but I like the quote anyway.


144 posted on 10/07/2006 1:43:53 PM PDT by saveliberty (I'm a Bushbot and a Snowflake :-)
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To: The KG9 Kid
I don't remember anything specifically anti-DeGeneres.

Her show was okay until it went gay. Then it lost its overall appeal.

But hey, niche markets need to be filled too. Unfortunately for her, she didn't draw the markets cherished
by advertisers.

Neither did the Roller Derby. Or Rush Limbaugh. Or Dan Rather. Or any other of thousands of shows long forgotten.

Petite, huh? Is that Australian for small brained? Or does the Coriolis effect affect eyesight too?

OTOH, the writer could be the Australian equivalent of Rosie O'Donnell or pre-surgery Star Jones.

145 posted on 10/07/2006 1:44:59 PM PDT by Calvin Locke
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To: dangus

" golden Hefty's Cinch-sacks..."

She can always use the sacks for their trashed cd's that the can not sell


146 posted on 10/07/2006 1:46:22 PM PDT by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: kristinn

Hey Natalie! You are as dumb as a stump. You couldn't be more clueless.

Hello to our Aussie allies.


147 posted on 10/07/2006 1:46:56 PM PDT by Poser (Willing to fight for oil)
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To: kristinn
Aware she may sound "bizarre", the 31-year-old believes the vitriol directed at The Dixie Chicks was part of a right-wing conspiracy. An organised group known as the Free Republic set out to bring the band down. The organisation's power, she says, comes through the internet. The site has thousands of subscribers, all of whom were encouraged to destroy the band's music and boycott the radio stations that played it. "It's scary how much power they do have," she says. "They can take down someone singlehandedly and I don't think Americans are aware of that.

Very cool! :)

Folks like her only like power when THEIR side wields it - as during the 2 terms of Clinton.

148 posted on 10/07/2006 1:47:49 PM PDT by veronica
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To: Allegra
We may be good, But, we pale in comparison to the "Democrat Attack Machine" Which have so far taken out, Libby, Delay, Foley, Trent Lott, and have their sights set on Hastert.

That's alright though. You too can sit home on your thumbs in Nov. and let them really complete the job, Or you can go vote!

149 posted on 10/07/2006 1:49:02 PM PDT by rock58seg (The primaries are over. Hold you your nose if necessary, but <b> <u>VOTE</b> </u>)
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To: kristinn
an organised group

Now, that's funny!
150 posted on 10/07/2006 1:49:36 PM PDT by Noli MeTangere (Osama says -- vote dhimmicrat)
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