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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: musicman

LOL! Love the AYBBTU bucks!


401 posted on 10/08/2006 7:28:58 AM PDT by Allegra (Super Elastic Bubble Plastic!)
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To: kristinn
"an organised group known as the Free Republic"

Proud to be a member "of the group known as Free Republic" since Feb. 8 1999, thank you very much......

should have kept her (multiple)pie-hole shut....so much talent....so little brain

402 posted on 10/08/2006 7:48:20 AM PDT by RckyRaCoCo ("When you have to shoot, shoot, don't talk!")
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To: kristinn; All

I think she is confusing Ellen Degeneres with Whoopi Goldberg who called Bush a few 4 letter words at a Kerry fundraiser and was canned the next day as a Slim Fast spokesperson.

Also, since someone with the chicks apparently reads FR, my suggestion is that at your next concert, Maines should say "It may surprise you, but we are ashamed John Howard is from Australia"


403 posted on 10/08/2006 9:27:07 AM PDT by staytrue
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To: kristinn

check this out

http://www.kxan.com/Global/story.asp?S=5485850&nav=menu73_2_13

I like the one person who "cancelled chemotherapy to be here"


404 posted on 10/08/2006 9:59:48 AM PDT by staytrue
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To: kristinn

It means that Free Republic is doing its job.


405 posted on 10/08/2006 10:11:50 AM PDT by Clintonfatigued (Nihilism is at the heart of Islamic culture)
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To: JRandomFreeper
> The chair is against the wall.

> AWI8M RLZJQ 2STRA NZPRK ENDS

Uno cinco dos nueve tres, Dos quatro uno siete ocho,

John has a long mustache. Natalie has a long face. Awwww.
406 posted on 10/08/2006 1:13:45 PM PDT by ADemocratNoMore (Jeepers, Freepers, where'd 'ya get those sleepers?. Pj people, exposing old media's lies.)
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To: Colorado Doug

Who else? Always use an expert I say...


407 posted on 10/08/2006 1:18:27 PM PDT by Doctor Raoul (New York Times? Get a rope!)
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To: kristinn
this petite, well-mannered Texan Huh?
408 posted on 10/08/2006 4:52:03 PM PDT by GOP Poet
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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.

Yes. I believe this is the power of the people all my leftist professors in school bragged about that would (in their opinion) bring down capitalism and big corporations and change America to a socialist/communist country. Apparently this unified behavior is only acceptable when it is used in a treasonous way toward our American society and leaders but when it is everyday people coming together to boycott a product--it is scary and dangerous to these lunes.

Haha. It is called grassroots organizing (another lefty description) or just American people uniting in action who share common values.

Just as we regular everyday people came out in droves to support Bush when Gore protested the results of the election, the left can't STAND that we unite and effect change that coincides with our value system. How dare we!!

According to these libs we go from everyday people fighting for change (this description is used when it is their own liberals fighting for/against something) to being called the mass right wing conspiracy.

These people are whining victims that are whacked. Get over your small self Natalie. We have.

409 posted on 10/08/2006 5:12:27 PM PDT by GOP Poet
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To: kristinn
Natalie, Natalie, Natalie..........you ignorant twit. Are you so dense and of limited intellect that you, and your cohorts, cannot understand that folks do not give a damn about your political, social or economic thoughts? What folks want to hear is one with a somewhat decent voice, singing songs that uplift.

We don't care about your opinions, Natalie.

If FR had the power that your paranoia insists it does, you'd be sleeping in an alley, servicing toothless drunks to scrounge your next meal.

Grow up, little girl.

410 posted on 10/08/2006 5:22:43 PM PDT by Thumper1960
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To: randog

ROFLMAO!


411 posted on 10/08/2006 7:04:13 PM PDT by Eagle of Liberty (If you speak against your own, you have chosen the wrong side.)
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To: Thumper1960

I didn't give a warm pail of s[p]it about the Dixie Sluts before their Bush-bashing escapade, so it was no effort for me to boycott them...... but what their feeble brains can't grasp is that they were not only ridiculing our President before a foreign audience just as troops were about to go into harm's way, but they were also ridiculing all of their (former) fans who did not agree with them..... they did not merely express an opinion, however, foolish, they said they were "ashamed" of Pres. Bush and by implication "ashamed" of everyone who supported him.

As has become clear since in their derision toward tens of millions of country music fans, the Dixie Sluts are immature, arrogant, snivelling twits who despise most of their (former) fans -- why should they be surprised when people start to reciprocate such contempt?


412 posted on 10/08/2006 7:29:44 PM PDT by Enchante (There are 3 kinds of lies: Lies, Damned Lies, and the Drive-By Media)
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To: kristinn

It was their own lack of class in behavior, but it's always easier to blame someone else instead of looking in the mirror.


413 posted on 10/08/2006 7:32:14 PM PDT by MarMema
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To: everyone

i am an aussie who read the article in my paper, which eventually led me to this site. i agree with the girls, God forbid anyone dare question your president. you go on about the "ditsy chicks", have you recently looked closely at g. dubya??? not the sharpest tool in the shed, however still a tool nonetheless. and as i registered for this site, i checked my hotmail for the password to get in, there was no mail from FR... hotmail classed it as junk mail... how very true.


414 posted on 10/08/2006 10:40:48 PM PDT by im tough when im anonymous (hello from australia)
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To: MaryFromMichigan

Thank you, MaryFromMichigan! If the Dixie Chicks' popularity is waning, they can only blame themselves. Their own words did them in.


415 posted on 10/09/2006 6:20:41 AM PDT by Jim Robinson
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To: kristinn
"[Maines]...caused the kind of stir the music industry has not seen since John Lennon sang about being crucified in 1969."

"They can take down someone singlehandedly and I don't think Americans are aware of that."

Which is the worst hyperbole? Comparing Maines impact on the music industry to John Lennon's or claiming that the careers of a few public figures can be ruined "singlehandedly" by a Web site that the average American probably has never heard of.

FR didn't destroy the Dixie Chicks, Ellen Degeneres, Bill Clinton or Dan Rather. They did it all by themselves. BTW, I like Ellen. Her show went to shi'ite when she came out and decided to make it the lebian sit-com. She's much better now that she does what she does best--tell jokes.

So the Dixie Chicks should take a hint from Ellen and the title of their own movie and shut up and sing.

416 posted on 10/09/2006 10:47:24 AM PDT by Paul Heinzman (Progress was all right. Only it went on too long. --James Thurber)
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To: kristinn; Slings and Arrows

With as much of her foot as Maines can fit in her mouth, it's amazing she isn't starring in smut flicks.


417 posted on 10/09/2006 10:48:07 AM PDT by Darksheare (The world is safer not knowing how I end up knowing the things I do know.)
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To: Darksheare
With as much of her foot as Maines can fit in her mouth, it's amazing she isn't starring in smut flicks.

Give her time.

419 posted on 10/09/2006 12:36:16 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (Natalie Maines fears me...)
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To: Slings and Arrows

True, with desperation on the level that 'band' has...


420 posted on 10/09/2006 12:44:20 PM PDT by Darksheare (The world is safer not knowing how I end up knowing the things I do know.)
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To: Rocko
"My audience...how they adore me!" -- Bugs Bunny

if we're talking about the dixie chicks audience, shouldn't you compare them to daffy's audience? *crickets*
421 posted on 10/09/2006 12:47:13 PM PDT by absolootezer0 ("My God, why have you forsaken us.. no wait, its the liberals that have forsaken you... my bad")
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To: absolootezer0

No, I'm talking about the audience for FR. We're stars now! You can't buy this kind of publicity. ;')


422 posted on 10/09/2006 1:03:02 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: Darksheare

I'm sure it will be very tasteful.


423 posted on 10/09/2006 1:12:05 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (Natalie Maines fears me...)
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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

They are not important enough to be a "mission". They are only a minor annoyance, like a mosquito. Both deserve to get slapped down, but neither are very consequential.

424 posted on 10/09/2006 1:13:16 PM PDT by knuthom
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To: Slings and Arrows

Probably not.
Think cheap French produced Maines smut.


425 posted on 10/09/2006 1:48:03 PM PDT by Darksheare (The world is safer not knowing how I end up knowing the things I do know.)
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To: Yossarian

Why doesn't someone tell me these things?


426 posted on 10/09/2006 1:58:09 PM PDT by griswold3 (Ken Blackwell, Ohio Governor in 2006- No!! You cannot have my governor in 2008.)
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To: kristinn

LOL! I know some freepers would love to take credit for this, but Maines thinks too much of herself if she thinks this is a FR conspiracy! Does she think Freepers set up some forcefield around Ticketmaster to keep people from buying concert tickets, too? It is funny to see liberals attribute all this power to FR (and some freepers eat it up too.) Yes, Nat, FR is the magical arm of Karl Rove!


427 posted on 10/12/2006 4:30:33 AM PDT by soccermom
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To: BamaDi

Uhhhhhhhh....by the same team that beat 'Bama, right? LOL!


428 posted on 10/12/2006 4:32:37 AM PDT by soccermom
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To: kristinn

I have another question. Is repeatedly using the "F" word considered "well-mannered" in Austraila? I know it isn't considered "well-mannered" for a Southern lady in the U.S.


429 posted on 10/12/2006 4:36:39 AM PDT by soccermom
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To: kristinn

LOL!! Funniest post I've seen in a long time. Those duxie sheets are even bigger losers than I first thought.


430 posted on 10/12/2006 9:32:21 PM PDT by Kitten Festival
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To: kristinn

I guess she's not far from pulling a Streisand at one of their concerts, assuming they aren't all cancelled


431 posted on 10/13/2006 5:35:05 AM PDT by NRA1995 (Clinton "tried", 3000 died)
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To: saganite

come on, they're only as country as the U of T faculty.


432 posted on 10/17/2006 4:33:16 AM PDT by steve8714
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To: DumpsterDiver

...and fat. Squat would have been the adjective of choice..or maybe the verb of choice.


433 posted on 10/17/2006 4:35:22 AM PDT by steve8714
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To: ADemocratNoMore

Wounds my heart with a monotonous languor...


434 posted on 10/17/2006 4:38:03 AM PDT by steve8714
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To: dirtboy
Boy, freedom of speech sure can be a bitch, can't it?

And then there's that pesky freedom of assembly thing. Interesting that it translates perfectly into the Internet age...but the libs still don't like it.

435 posted on 10/17/2006 4:55:18 AM PDT by relictele
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To: kristinn

"Dixie whats?"


436 posted on 10/18/2006 11:50:07 AM PDT by talleyman (Kerry & the Surrender-Donkey Treasoncrats - trashing the troops for 40 years.)
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To: kristinn
"It's the same group that went after (former US president) Bill Clinton and (gay actress) Ellen DeGeneres."

Did FR do anything to/about Ellen? I don't have any particular animosity toward her myself. Most of the time, I think she's absolutely hilarious!

437 posted on 10/18/2006 11:51:54 AM PDT by TChris (The United Nations is suffering from delusions of relevance.)
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To: kristinn

Natalie is much WORSE than she appears. She is a vixion to those of us who have known her since she was a little tike, here in West Texas.


438 posted on 10/18/2006 11:54:01 AM PDT by JFC (Conservatives, you are either with us or against us)
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To: JFC
Update to any latecomers to this thread:

Dixie Chicks Flick Is A Good One -- If Free (FR Mentioned) ^

439 posted on 10/26/2006 6:35:13 AM PDT by CedarDave (The only way you can compare Iraq to Vietnam, is to LEAVE before the job is done.)
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To: dirtboy
It's scary how much power they do have

Yes, those Americans on FR with their freedom of speech sure do have a lot of power, Chix. They have the power to disagree with you and pull the free meal ticket they've been providing you for many years. You work for THEM. So, shut up and sing. We won't be listening, but maybe someone will. I'll leave the radio on when I'm at work. Maybe my dog will listen.

440 posted on 10/26/2006 3:50:34 PM PDT by Right Wing Assault ("..this administration is planning a 'Right Wing Assault' on values and ideals.." - John Kerry)
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