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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

Aye Aye Captain!

Reporting for Duty sir and awaiting orders! Next Target?


What a Maroooonnn...


161 posted on 10/07/2006 1:57:11 PM PDT by Syntyr (Food for the NSA Line Eater -> "terrorist" "bomb" "plot" "kill" "overthrow" "coup de tas")
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To: Allegra; GMMAC; Grig; Dog
Natalie's been whining for well over three years now about the same thing.

Isn't there some special FR award we can bestow upon her for that?

Hi Allegra.

GMMAC, Grig, and Dog, Hi. Any ideas?

A version of the 'ignoble awards' maybe?

;-P

162 posted on 10/07/2006 1:57:47 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: xzins

Poor Natalie, she is still stuck on stupid. If she didn't know her fan base was all from the red states she's just a moron. Hey, but I'm happy for Freepers to take the credit for the Chicks downfall!!


163 posted on 10/07/2006 1:58:23 PM PDT by Neverforget01 (Republicans resign; Democrats run for re-election)
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To: kristinn
"It's the same group that went after (former US president) Bill Clinton and (gay actress) Ellen DeGeneres."

Someone remind me of when we took down Ellen Whats-her-name.

164 posted on 10/07/2006 1:59:22 PM PDT by Sloth ('It Takes A Village' is problematic when you're raising your child in Sodom.)
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To: kristinn

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

LMAO!!


165 posted on 10/07/2006 1:59:24 PM PDT by RDTF (Iraq: terrorist flypaper)
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To: kristinn

FR doesn't take anybody down.

The lib's take themselves down, we just give daylight to the facts.


166 posted on 10/07/2006 2:00:13 PM PDT by G Larry (Only strict constructionists on the Supreme Court!)
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To: fish hawk; Lead Moderator
"Haven't you heard, Karl Rove runs Free Republic. He goes under the name of Moderator. LOL"

No, that is not true, Karl's actual FR Nick is "Lead Moderator"

167 posted on 10/07/2006 2:00:25 PM PDT by Mad Dawgg ("`Eddies,' said Ford, `in the space-time continuum.' `Ah,' nodded Arthur, `is he? Is he?'")
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To: saveliberty
:-) 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.

I'll be seeing The Coop at the Roseland Ballroom next month ... it promises to be a terrific show, as the Coop doesn't bother with "making a statement" a-la 60's radical commie crapola, but just goes all out and shocks the heck outta ya with normal standard human neurosis' ... not political at all, just good shocking fun :)

Oh, and The Coop is a Republican too, but he doesn't advertise that fact or even make any references to it during his concerts ... a good American :)

168 posted on 10/07/2006 2:00:28 PM PDT by Mr_Moonlight
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To: Calvin Locke
Or does the Coriolis effect affect eyesight too?

The Coriolis effect makes your eyeballs spin counterclockwise.

169 posted on 10/07/2006 2:01:28 PM PDT by Ole Okie
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To: kristinn

You'll know they're Liberals if: They make themselves miserable, and then blame somebody else.


170 posted on 10/07/2006 2:01:37 PM PDT by RoadTest (Remove not the ancient landmark, which thy fathers have set. -Proverbs 22:28)
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To: kristinn
this petite, well-mannered Texan

Well-mannered??? Did this writer write this line with a straight face?

171 posted on 10/07/2006 2:03:34 PM PDT by FlyVet (Dan 4:17 "The basest of men")
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To: kristinn
I choose not to purchase any Dixie Chix music and it's Free Republic's fault. Natalie you pissed off your fan base you great twit. You were sucking up to an English audience and never dreamed your words would be heard in the states. As Jonathan Winters used to say: TS!
172 posted on 10/07/2006 2:05:24 PM PDT by 4yearlurker (12th district Freeper.)
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To: Coop; Mr_Moonlight; saveliberty

You're THAT Coop?

;-)


173 posted on 10/07/2006 2:05:33 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: BlessedBeGod
You forgot Dan Rather, honey.

That's Right!! We got Dan!! We forged those documents in a basement in Fresno, whose location is only known to a precious few, and then we went to Dan Blather's office and slipped them over the transom KNOWING he was just dumb enough to use them.
174 posted on 10/07/2006 2:06:04 PM PDT by CAWats (Post to Free Republic without knowing HTML. Click my name.)
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To: kristinn
"It's scary how much power they do have," she says. "They can take down someone singlehandedly... Bill Clinton."

Er, um are they talkin bout Monica?

175 posted on 10/07/2006 2:06:05 PM PDT by mr. mojo risin (I trained my puppy on the LA Times.)
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To: kristinn

Hey Natsie baby, you don't have to put yourselves "out there to be made to look stupid!". Problem is, honeybuns, you ARE STUPID ! As that great American Forest Gump says, "Stupid is as stupid does." And you Natalie my dear, certainly fit that description to a tee. Sure hope you enjoyed your popularity while you had it because now you are worse than dogshi*. Bye-bye ditzy.


176 posted on 10/07/2006 2:06:17 PM PDT by geezerwheezer (get up boys, we're burnin' daylight!!!)
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To: FlyVet
this petite, well-mannered Texan

Yup--the class act who had FUTK written on her shirt. Very impressive

177 posted on 10/07/2006 2:06:36 PM PDT by Neverforget01 (Republicans resign; Democrats run for re-election)
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To: Tribune7

Good.

"... little bit of art is what Natalie sees in her mind everytime she hears FR mentioned. "


178 posted on 10/07/2006 2:08:48 PM PDT by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: GodBlessRonaldReagan
Your right! I hate the pan flute! Then I would like to see Slim Whitman fall,and fall hard!! I can feel the POWER surging through my veins!!!
179 posted on 10/07/2006 2:09:56 PM PDT by 4yearlurker (12th district Freeper.)
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To: kristinn
Chixie Dicks!

Yes its surprising how much power "they" do have. Of course "they" means people who vote anti-liberal in a democracy, and speak their minds under the 1st ammendment and secure their rights under the 2nd.

SHOCKING! There is just something wrong in a country that holds the Chixie Dicks responsible for unpatriotic statements about our president, and our soldiers. Why the Chixie Dicks should actually have a guaranteed income under a new Livberal Socialist Plan that allows guaranteed income for music stars, instead of crteating their own public demand.

The Chixie Dicks can now disappear in complete ignominy, but it is a puzzlement why whining liberals such as the Chixie Dicks and Wicky-wicky Maureen Down, head for Australia seeking to live out their unattainable fantaseys there?

Maybe its the marsupial nature of the wildlife?

180 posted on 10/07/2006 2:10:35 PM PDT by Candor7 (Into Liberal flatulance goes the best hope of the West, and who wants to be a smart feller?)
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