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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: george76

You should only wrap aluminum around the drumsticks of Butterball turkeys and cook on low heat. If you don't follow the directions properly, you end up with a half-baked turkey like the one in the picture.


201 posted on 10/07/2006 2:28:18 PM PDT by dr_who_2
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To: Kermit the Frog Does theWatusi; kristinn

"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..."

Arguably, a yodelling skanky bimbo fronting for the Gramscian Left might be scarier.

202 posted on 10/07/2006 2:28:30 PM PDT by HowlinglyMind-BendingAbsurdity
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To: CougarGA7
Actually, organised is the way they spell it in Austrailia and Britian.
Also practice, is spelled practise.
203 posted on 10/07/2006 2:28:47 PM PDT by concretebob (Those that insist we can just feed the alligator will be eaten last.)
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To: concretebob
Hey,I like Boxcar Willy myself. After all, he sold more records than the Beatles.
204 posted on 10/07/2006 2:29:13 PM PDT by 4yearlurker (12th district Freeper.)
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To: kristinn

Hey Natalie. This guy from Ohio wishes you nothing but the worst. Free Speech - She's a bitch just like you.


205 posted on 10/07/2006 2:29:51 PM PDT by ohioman
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To: Westlander; CinnamonBear
Petite? Compared to what?

LOL.

Thanks Westlander.

206 posted on 10/07/2006 2:30:36 PM PDT by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: kristinn
...the 31-year-old believes the vitriol directed at The Dixie Chicks was part of a right-wing conspiracy.

The vitriol directed, by Maines, at President Bush, was part of a left-wing conspiracy. The left-wing conspiracy is far vaster than any right-wing conspiracy could be, since it includes most of the MSM, most of the movie industry, most of the music industry, most unions, most of the "education" community, etc.

What is amazing is that there are many millions of Americans who now understand this, thanks to the Internet. Viva la Internet!!!

207 posted on 10/07/2006 2:32:44 PM PDT by 3niner (War is one game where the home team always loses.)
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To: eyespysomething
Beautiful


208 posted on 10/07/2006 2:33:12 PM PDT by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: 4yearlurker
I spent 18 months as a co-driver on a moving van, with a guy who had every Slim Whitman album, on 8-track, ever recorded.
I fancy myself a country music officianado, but I had never heard of Slim Whitman until I got in that truck.
Apparently, he's very popular in Great Britain and most of civilized Europe.
I have Hank Jr., and Boxcar Willie's rendition of "Ramblin In My Shoes"
209 posted on 10/07/2006 2:33:43 PM PDT by concretebob (Those that insist we can just feed the alligator will be eaten last.)
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To: george76

Oink.


210 posted on 10/07/2006 2:35:42 PM PDT by 3niner (War is one game where the home team always loses.)
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To: AmishDude

petite?



She clearly does not shop in the "petities" department.


211 posted on 10/07/2006 2:36:40 PM PDT by Atlas Sneezed (Your FRiendly FReeper Patent Attorney)
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To: saveliberty
Am I mistaken or didn't she attend Berkeley? If so, there is a bad ad right there.

That would be the Berklee School of Music in Boston. It's a very prestigious school of music.

Mark

212 posted on 10/07/2006 2:36:52 PM PDT by MarkL (When Kaylee says "No power in the `verse can stop me," it's cute. When River says it, it's scary!)
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To: dr_who_2; Thomas Newton; eyespysomething; Tribune7; MissEdie

213 posted on 10/07/2006 2:36:55 PM PDT by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: kristinn
. . . and boycott the radio stations that played it.

Sorry, sweetie, but your right of free speech doesn't require that I have to agree with you, take you seriously, or even listen to you.

214 posted on 10/07/2006 2:37:42 PM PDT by SmithL (Where are we going? . . . . And why are we in this handbasket????)
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To: trussell

ping


215 posted on 10/07/2006 2:37:49 PM PDT by EGPWS (Lord help me be the conservative liberals fear I am.)
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To: Ditter

People who don't understand the freedom of speech because they don't understand how to think for themselves. Thinking is too rigorous, and it's easier just to be a contrarian to create the impression that you have an intellect and firmly held beliefs about anything. That's the popular left.


216 posted on 10/07/2006 2:37:53 PM PDT by dr_who_2
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To: MarkL

Yes it is. Thanks for the correction.


217 posted on 10/07/2006 2:38:06 PM PDT by saveliberty (I'm a Bushbot and a Snowflake :-)
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To: kristinn
"An organised group known as the Free Republic set out to bring the band down."

Yes, I believe that was the 'Night we drove ol' dixie chicks down, and all the bells were ringing . . . '

Free speech is a two-way street.

218 posted on 10/07/2006 2:38:22 PM PDT by Eastbound
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To: Westlander

I hate to see innocent animals slandered like that. ;')


219 posted on 10/07/2006 2:38:27 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: MarkL

That would be the Berklee School of Music in Boston. It's a very prestigious school of music.



I thought it was the Sheboygan Conservatory?


220 posted on 10/07/2006 2:38:59 PM PDT by Atlas Sneezed (Your FRiendly FReeper Patent Attorney)
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To: kristinn

Well, ok! So.. Thanks JimRob for taking down the Pixie Chicks... and when are you going to take down Streisand and Rondstadt, already?? Lets get to work! :0


221 posted on 10/07/2006 2:39:41 PM PDT by 1-Eagle (There is no such thing as an accurate poll. There are no penalties for inaccutate polls. Forget them)
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To: kristinn

HA HA. They're in Australia so she goes to name dropping Steve Irwin's name as if they were close friends. Wonder if she knows Irwin was a quiet but strong supporter of PM Howard?


222 posted on 10/07/2006 2:41:09 PM PDT by daybreakcoming
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To: kristinn

I hated the Ditsy Twits long before posting regularly here. I hated France more. Hated Kerry before I left the Demonrat party. Guess it is possible to grow common sense.


223 posted on 10/07/2006 2:42:11 PM PDT by YdontUleaveLibs
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To: daybreakcoming
Wonder if she knows Irwin was a quiet but strong supporter of PM Howard?

I wonder if she knows anything?

224 posted on 10/07/2006 2:43:15 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: kristinn
"For the Free Republic we were a dream come true; they made it their mission to take us down.

LOL! You're not that important you silly twit!

225 posted on 10/07/2006 2:45:03 PM PDT by McGavin999
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To: mr. mojo risin

"Singlehandedly"? I thought Monica used a different body part.


226 posted on 10/07/2006 2:47:01 PM PDT by 3niner (War is one game where the home team always loses.)
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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."


227 posted on 10/07/2006 2:47:50 PM PDT by kenth (There are three kinds of people in the world. Those who can count, and those who can't.)
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To: 4yearlurker
Ramblin In My Shoes

Best listened to with a good stereo.

228 posted on 10/07/2006 2:48:47 PM PDT by concretebob (Those that insist we can just feed the alligator will be eaten last.)
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To: kristinn
petite, well-mannered Texan

Yes, I'm sure she'd show up on Rosie O' Donnell if her show was on. Makes you wonder if the "nice"-aggressive leftism that these people adopt is really some sort of communicable disease spread by appearances on morning talk shows.
229 posted on 10/07/2006 2:49:05 PM PDT by dr_who_2
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To: EGPWS

Thank you for the ping.


230 posted on 10/07/2006 2:50:45 PM PDT by trussell (Proud to be a Jesus Freak!)
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To: kristinn
I'm not ready to make nice with the Treason Chicks.

They can go to hell, or France.

231 posted on 10/07/2006 2:51:29 PM PDT by Hexenhammer
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To: kristinn

She is no Texan.


232 posted on 10/07/2006 2:52:53 PM PDT by freekitty
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To: concretebob

Didn't know that.


233 posted on 10/07/2006 2:53:33 PM PDT by CougarGA7 (This tag line will be commercial free for the remainder of this thread.)
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To: fanfan; Coop; saveliberty
No, I'm not The Coop .. but if ya wanna see some sick s**t of Alice Cooper in full shock-rock, check out this video:

Alice Cooper-The Ballad Of Dwight Frye

(btw - the "Nurse" in this video is his daughter)

234 posted on 10/07/2006 2:54:52 PM PDT by Mr_Moonlight
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Image hosted by Photobucket.com

235 posted on 10/07/2006 2:58:10 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist )
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To: kristinn
Dear Natalie Maines:

If you think the vitriol directed at you is something, try signing up on Free Republic and posting on a crevo [creation-evolution] thread.

Cheers!

236 posted on 10/07/2006 3:02:17 PM PDT by grey_whiskers
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To: mom4kittys
Hey did you know there was a neurotic meerkat named after you?

From http://www.meerkat.org/mammals/meerkat.html:

"Meerkats, though not the highest on the food chain, will eat many things. They'll mainly eat insects, small bugs like grubs or beetles, small mammals, scorpions, lizards, and some snakes. Meerkats, like most mongooses, have developed immunities to some animals' poisons and venoms (meerkats are specifically immune to scorpion venom.)"

Yeah, sounds about right....

237 posted on 10/07/2006 3:03:16 PM PDT by Yossarian (Everyday, somewhere on the globe, somebody is pushing the frontier of stupidity.)
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To: mdittmar

I saw him last year with my wife and daughter. Same thing, he played a very long set, gave a good performance and converted my wife into a DW fan. Class act is right.


238 posted on 10/07/2006 3:03:17 PM PDT by saganite (Billions and billions and billions-------and that's just the NASA budget!)
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To: Allegra
Gee, are we that powerful?

Let's see...who shall we destroy next?

Singlehandedly, of course.

---
Cue George Thorogood and the Destoyers's "Bad to the Bone".

Oh, yeah, we be bad.
239 posted on 10/07/2006 3:04:24 PM PDT by Cheburashka (World's only Spatula City certified spatula repair and maintenance specialist!!!)
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To: kristinn

We really don't care what she thinks? Who is behind her hate for President Bush, a vast left-wing conspiracy? We don't care if we hate her and her views........poor little cry-baby!!


240 posted on 10/07/2006 3:07:11 PM PDT by jaycee
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To: kristinn

I missed the memo telling me what to do (as if!). I did not miss the news articles reporting the hateful things these women said and keep saying.

I was suspicious when I saw Emily Robison's husband when he opened for Robert Earl Green. Every song seemed to be about holding a gun to a woman's head. I had a fever that night, but I think I would have heckled him anyway.

Then, the Chicks began making political statements. I love music and have enjoyed theirs in the past. But, as the saying goes, they need to just "shut up and sing."


241 posted on 10/07/2006 3:09:05 PM PDT by hocndoc (http://www.lifeethics.org/www.lifeethics.org/index.html)
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To: Chode

GREAT...THANKS.


242 posted on 10/07/2006 3:09:32 PM PDT by jaycee
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To: Cheburashka; jimrob
Now on the day I was born
Conservatives all gathered round
And they gazed in wild wonder, at the joy they had found
JimRob spoke up
Said this our new home
He knew right away, it was bad to the bone
243 posted on 10/07/2006 3:09:57 PM PDT by concretebob (Those that insist we can just feed the alligator will be eaten last.)
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To: kristinn
An organised group known as the Free Republic

We're organized?

244 posted on 10/07/2006 3:10:01 PM PDT by Jim Noble (Who you gonna call?)
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To: george76

lololololol...........


245 posted on 10/07/2006 3:10:28 PM PDT by jaycee
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To: Allegra

Well,Teddy comes to mind,and then there's Jimmah.Never mind,both these guys are soon to be recalled by their maker.


246 posted on 10/07/2006 3:11:12 PM PDT by Farmer Dean (Every time a toilet flushes,another liberal gets his brains.)
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To: george76

LOL!


247 posted on 10/07/2006 3:11:48 PM PDT by eyespysomething
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To: Petronski

FOFLOL!


248 posted on 10/07/2006 3:12:35 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: kenth

SHE IS SO STUPID...STUPID...STUPID!


249 posted on 10/07/2006 3:13:38 PM PDT by jaycee
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To: Jim Noble
We're organized?

We're Subscribers?

250 posted on 10/07/2006 3:13:45 PM PDT by CAWats (Post to Free Republic without knowing HTML. Click my name.)
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