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Toby Keith Comes Under Fire During USO Performance
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Posted on 04/28/2008 12:31:19 PM PDT by BenLurkin

KANDAHAR, Afghanistan -- Country star Toby Keith was performing for U.S. troops in Afghanistan last week when the military base he was singing at came under fire, according to People.

Keith and his band were in the middle of the song "Weed With Willie" when mortar fire on the base in Kandahar erupted, sending the band and the troops looking for cover.

"We all ran about 100 yards to a concrete bunker," Curt Motley, the singer's agent who was with him on the USO tour, told People.

Keith is currently on an 18-show USO tour throughout the Persian Gulf.

The singer and his bandmates stayed inside a bunker with the soldiers for about an hour, reportedly signing autographs and posing for photos to pass the time.

Once they were given the sign it was all clear, the country star returned to the stage, against the advice of military personnel.

"He went right to the verse he was in and finished his show!" Motley told People.


TOPICS: War on Terror
KEYWORDS: afghanistan; countrymusic; tobykeith; uso

1 posted on 04/28/2008 12:31:19 PM PDT by BenLurkin
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To: BenLurkin

...and the Dixie Chicks were unavailable for comment.


2 posted on 04/28/2008 12:33:43 PM PDT by SmithL (Reject Obama's Half-Vast Wright-Wing Conspiracy)
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To: BenLurkin

He should get ahold of Hillary and tell her what it was like. Maybe she can add it to her “material.”


3 posted on 04/28/2008 12:34:46 PM PDT by EggsAckley
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To: BenLurkin

Was Hillary with him?


4 posted on 04/28/2008 12:34:59 PM PDT by A_Former_Democrat
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To: SmithL

The Dixie Chicks were busy burying the mortars for the next opportunity.


5 posted on 04/28/2008 12:35:27 PM PDT by theDentist (Qwerty ergo typo : I type, therefore I misspelll.)
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To: BenLurkin

His “Taliban” song is hillarious.


6 posted on 04/28/2008 12:35:48 PM PDT by SampleMan (We are a free and industrious people, socialist nannies do not become us.)
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To: BenLurkin
"He went right to the verse he was in and finished his show!" Motley told People.

He didn't even have the decency to start the song over?

;->

7 posted on 04/28/2008 12:37:17 PM PDT by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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To: SampleMan

I was always impressed by the Glenn Miller Orchestra continuing to play as a V-1 was sputtering overhead.


8 posted on 04/28/2008 12:37:19 PM PDT by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: SmithL

Dixie who?


9 posted on 04/28/2008 12:37:39 PM PDT by reagan_fanatic (feh)
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To: BenLurkin
Oh, THAT kind of fire. I was worried for a minute there.

I thought maybe Code Pinkos, Daily Kozer’s, Dim Dhims, Obammyites or Jimmah Cahtah might have been in the audience and were “protesting” a real American and patriot.

But then, none of them have the guts to go to I-rak.

10 posted on 04/28/2008 12:37:42 PM PDT by garyhope (It's World War IV, right here, right now, courtesy of Islam. TWP VRWC)
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To: BenLurkin

Ya’ll do know he’s voting Dem, right?


11 posted on 04/28/2008 12:37:53 PM PDT by chuckles
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To: SampleMan

Oh those critics. I thought they were all libs and hated violence.


12 posted on 04/28/2008 12:38:37 PM PDT by 12Gauge687 (Extremism in the defense of liberty is no vice)
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To: SmithL

Here it is:
KIETHS STORY TRUE
HILLARYS STORY NOT!


13 posted on 04/28/2008 12:39:35 PM PDT by ronnie raygun (I'd rather be hunting with dick than driving with Ted)
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To: SmithL
Speaking of which...did you know that Toby has filmed one of those Al Gore commercials with the Chicks? So now we have Pat Robertson and Al Sharpton, Newt Gingrich and Nancy Pelosi, and now Toby Keith and the Dixie Chicks.

Oh well...Toby Keith is still alright in my book. Just wish he hadn't fallen for this climate change garbage.

14 posted on 04/28/2008 12:39:55 PM PDT by pgkdan (Tolerance is the virtue of the man without convictions - G.K. Chesterton)
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To: BenLurkin

Toby Keith is a Great American!


15 posted on 04/28/2008 12:40:15 PM PDT by greatvikingone
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To: chuckles
I didn't know that. Do you remember where you heard it?
16 posted on 04/28/2008 12:40:32 PM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: BenLurkin

I have never regretted the fact that after 9-11, in addition to switching my voter registration from (L) to (R), I also converted to country music....much better crowd.


17 posted on 04/28/2008 12:40:46 PM PDT by marinamuffy (I really dislike McCain but I'll crawl over broken glass to vote against Hillary or the Obamanation.)
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To: BenLurkin; lilycicero
signing autographs and posing for photos to pass the time

Good for Toby Keith, he made good use of the down time and then finished the concert!

18 posted on 04/28/2008 12:40:46 PM PDT by jazusamo (DefendOurMarines.org | DefendOurTroops.org)
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To: chuckles
Ya’ll do know he’s voting Dem, right?

He's also a rabid Global Warming nutcase. I thought I was mistaken from a previous post, but it was reported again just recently that he's taping a series of spots for YOU to live in grass huts and live off the land while Toby jets around the world.

19 posted on 04/28/2008 12:41:33 PM PDT by kromike
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To: chuckles

He can go in the voting booth blindfolded, stab at the ballot sheet, mark both candidates and still vote dem.


20 posted on 04/28/2008 12:41:46 PM PDT by TADSLOS (John McCain never met a liberal he wasn't eager to apologize to.)
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To: massgopguy
I was always impressed by the Glenn Miller Orchestra continuing to play as a V-1 was sputtering overhead.

Just saw that movie again yesterday and I am always impressed with that scene and the reaction of the audience when they returned from "taking cover". What a great movie!!

21 posted on 04/28/2008 12:44:25 PM PDT by woofer2425 (You will all be using Macs within 10 years)
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To: chuckles
So....he gets it....even if he is a DEM.

He gets it.

22 posted on 04/28/2008 12:45:53 PM PDT by Dog
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To: BenLurkin
Note Hillary.... that's what coming under fire really means.

Maybe you should try it... for the children....

23 posted on 04/28/2008 12:48:33 PM PDT by BFM (CLINTON is and always will be a rapist. Never forget!)
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To: massgopguy

Movies sometimes impress me also.


24 posted on 04/28/2008 12:50:13 PM PDT by fish hawk (The religion of Darwinism is dying. Thank God!)
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To: BenLurkin
Country star Toby Keith was performing for U.S. troops in Afghanistan last week when the military base he was singing at came under fire, according to People.

With these Foreign Policy credentials, how can we not elect Toby to the Whitehouse?! ;)

25 posted on 04/28/2008 12:58:05 PM PDT by Fundamentally Fair (There was once consensus that the world was flat.)
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To: BenLurkin
Keith and his band were in the middle of the song "Weed With Willie" when mortar fire on the base in Kandahar erupted

I gotta agree with the Taliban's sentiments here. I hate that song.

26 posted on 04/28/2008 1:17:21 PM PDT by Choose Ye This Day (Obsessive Ex-Mormons: They can leave the Church, but they can't leave it alone.)
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To: BenLurkin

I heard a story about when the WWF went to Iraq and were shelled during breakfast. One of the wrestlers stayed at the mess hall table throughout the attack and said later he refused to let anybody come between him and his corn flakes.


27 posted on 04/28/2008 1:29:09 PM PDT by Spok (Ignorance is no excuse-it's the real thing.)
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To: BenLurkin

I recall reading he supports barry hussein obama. I’ll give him some credit for visiting the troops but not a free pass to osama yo mama.


28 posted on 04/28/2008 2:00:11 PM PDT by newfreep ("Liberalism is just Communism sold by the drink." - P.J. O'Rourke)
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To: BenLurkin

Togy Keith, and Aaron Tippin, are the best! (of the male singers that is) supporters of the military! May God Bless them for that.


29 posted on 04/28/2008 2:00:54 PM PDT by gidget7 (Duncan Hunter-Valley Forge Republican!)
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To: Izzy Dunne
He didn't even have the decency to start the song over?

It reminds me of the BBC, interrupted television service in 1939 IIRC because of the war and resumed the cartoon they were playing at the time when the war ended.

30 posted on 04/28/2008 2:21:19 PM PDT by magslinger (cranky right-winger)
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To: jazusamo

I like him even more.


31 posted on 04/28/2008 2:24:37 PM PDT by lilycicero
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To: chuckles

Keith and his band were in the middle of the song “Weed With Willie”....

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Is this song about what I think it is? I really liked Toby when I first heard him, but ever since I found out he hangs with the brain-fried, America hating Willie Nelson, I have lost all respect for him.


32 posted on 04/28/2008 2:27:48 PM PDT by Bigg Red (Tagline is in the shop -- being retooled as a hybrid.)
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To: SampleMan

Is “Weed With Willie” about smoking dope with Nelson?


33 posted on 04/28/2008 2:28:41 PM PDT by Bigg Red (Tagline is in the shop -- being retooled as a hybrid.)
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To: BenLurkin

God Bless Toby Keith.

And God Bless America.


34 posted on 04/28/2008 2:38:15 PM PDT by kevinm13 (The Main Stream Media is dead! Rush the Vote. Operation Chaos rules.)
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To: BenLurkin
Country star Toby Keith was performing for U.S. troops in Afghanistan last week when the military base he was singing at came under fire, according to People.

Welcome to the party, pal!!!


35 posted on 04/28/2008 2:39:09 PM PDT by fr_freak (So foul a sky clears not without a storm.)
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To: chuckles

Yep. He was saying just recently that he was excited by both Hillary and Obama.


36 posted on 04/28/2008 2:43:55 PM PDT by Rastus
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To: Rastus

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/2002229/posts


37 posted on 04/28/2008 2:44:29 PM PDT by Rastus
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To: marinamuffy

Toby Keith was my first foray into Country Music with his red white and blue or boot up the ass song. Loved it and couldn’t stand the Dixie Chicks.

I don’t know a thing about him other than that one song but it started me on listening to country music and I do like some of the songs.


38 posted on 04/28/2008 2:54:00 PM PDT by Twink
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To: Bigg Red

Yep. Although the song is correctly called, “I’ll Never Smoke Weed with Willie Again.”


39 posted on 04/28/2008 3:56:42 PM PDT by SampleMan (We are a free and industrious people, socialist nannies do not become us.)
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To: Dog
....."He gets it."......

If he "got it", he wouldn't vote Dem.

40 posted on 04/28/2008 4:20:13 PM PDT by chuckles
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To: chuckles
P.S. This is the crusade I've been on for decades. If you find a guy that hunts, eats meat, has guns, believes the Bible, hates abortion, hates homosexuality, likes tax cuts, wants a strong military, etc, etc, then I challenge him/her with why they would vote Dem. If they are too stooopid to see that they are voting against me, themselves, and our country, then you have to educate them.

A hunter that is pro 2nd Amendment, strong military, anti flag burning, and votes Dem, then he votes against me and my country. He's one of those "My grandaddy was a Democrat, My daddy was a Democrat, I'm a Democrat, and by God my boy's gonna be a Democrat", type "blue state" "blue dog" Democrats, then he might as well vote like Nancy Pelosi in a gay pride week. He does me no favors. We call them "yellow dog" Dems because they would vote for a yellow dog before they vote Republican. He has picked 2 yellow dogs to vote for over his country.

41 posted on 04/28/2008 4:31:39 PM PDT by chuckles
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To: SampleMan
His “Taliban” song is hillarious.

I love most of his songs. I will tell people who don't even like country to at least watch his videos.

42 posted on 04/28/2008 4:34:10 PM PDT by HungarianGypsy
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To: Bigg Red
Here it is...

http://youtube.com/watch?v=tfgZH8kFAKc

43 posted on 04/28/2008 4:48:20 PM PDT by Randy Larsen (Arrogance IS my virtue!)
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