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Toby Keith stands by war before Nobel performance
San Jose Mercury News ^ | 12/11/2009 | The Associated Press

Posted on 12/11/2009 9:10:03 AM PST by AnotherUnixGeek

American country singer Toby Keith says he won't apologize for supporting U.S. war efforts just hours before performing at the annual Nobel Peace Prize Concert.

Keith says he supports American troops who "fight evil" abroad and that he stands by President Barack Obama's decision to send more troops to Afghanistan. Obama is this year's Nobel Peace Prize laureate.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: nobel; obama; tobykeith
I'm very surprised that Keith was invited to this at all. I don't know who made the decision or who has veto power over it, but combined with his Nobel speech, maybe it's a sign that Obama finally realizes the bowing and scraping and the adoration by Euro-weenies are just making him look like a weakling.
1 posted on 12/11/2009 9:10:05 AM PST by AnotherUnixGeek
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To: AnotherUnixGeek

Keith has been an Obama supporter all along.


2 posted on 12/11/2009 9:12:00 AM PST by Carley (OBAMA IS A MALEVOLENT FORCE IN THE WORLD)
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To: AnotherUnixGeek
I'm not surprised at all.

Keith came out in support of obama, he is nothing but a fence sitter.

3 posted on 12/11/2009 9:13:01 AM PST by Kakaze (Exterminate Islamofacism and apologize for nothing.....except not doing it sooner!)
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To: AnotherUnixGeek

Keith’s a good guy and a great supporter of the U.S. Military, but he has a screw loose when it comes to who he supports politically.


4 posted on 12/11/2009 9:15:14 AM PST by reagan_fanatic (Socialism is hip until somebody loses a paycheck)
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To: AnotherUnixGeek

“...we’ll put a boot up your ass, it’s the American way..

...brought to you courtesy of the red, white and blue...”


5 posted on 12/11/2009 9:15:49 AM PST by SE Mom (Proud mom of an Iraq war combat vet)
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To: reagan_fanatic

raised by yellow dog working class peckerwoods who have been ignorant for generations since FDR...he is nice about the military but not real bright on the facts..

*i can say this with impunity


6 posted on 12/11/2009 9:18:21 AM PST by wardaddy (Angel Flight by Radney Foster on GAC, if you don't tear up then you must be mighty cold)
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To: Carley
Alot of people were fooled by BO, but I'da never guessed Kieth would'da been one of 'em.

The two seem diametrically opposed, politically - could it have been an attempt to soften his image?

7 posted on 12/11/2009 9:19:22 AM PST by skeeter
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To: AnotherUnixGeek
Keith is as loony as Obama!
8 posted on 12/11/2009 9:19:33 AM PST by Reagan Man ("In this present crisis, government is not the solution to our problem; government is the problem.")
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To: Carley
Keith has been an Obama supporter all along.

I'm mostly surprised that the Nobel people and Obama's people would agree to let a singer who openly supports the troops and the Afghanistan war perform at this event.
9 posted on 12/11/2009 9:19:39 AM PST by AnotherUnixGeek
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To: reagan_fanatic

http://www.cmt.com/news/country-music/1596198/toby-keith-registering-as-independent-voter.jhtml

Don’t think thats true. He wasn’t thrilled with MCCain but said he would probably vote for him because of Palin....indicating that he likes Palin.

Link cites why its rumored that he supported Obama.


10 posted on 12/11/2009 9:20:48 AM PST by MGUNZ
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To: AnotherUnixGeek

Haha. Toby Keith was invited to perform at the Nobel Peace Prize Concert? That’s hilarious.

“We’ll put a boot in your ass, its there American way! Uncle Sam put your name at the top of his list. The Statue of Liberty started shaking her fist ... there’s gonna be Hell when you hear mother freedom start ringing her bell. You’ll think the whole wide world was raining down on you. Brought to you courtesy of the Red, White and Blue.”

Somebody’s ass is getting fired for that one.

SnakeDoc


11 posted on 12/11/2009 9:21:29 AM PST by SnakeDoctor ("Talk low, talk slow, and don't say too much." -- John Wayne)
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To: wardaddy

Ditto - he’s one of those idiot entertainer types who isn’t smart enough to realize he thinks conservative, but votes liberal dem


12 posted on 12/11/2009 9:22:48 AM PST by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA (He's changing his name from Tiger to Cheetah)
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To: MGUNZ
another link on Keith

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2008/08/19/toby-keith-praises-obama_n_119930.html

13 posted on 12/11/2009 9:22:58 AM PST by Kakaze (Exterminate Islamofacism and apologize for nothing.....except not doing it sooner!)
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To: AnotherUnixGeek

First Obama’s belligerent rhetoric. Then a singer he brought along sings glory to war. Must mean there is trouble in paradise. Democrat internal polls are not looking good, especially in light of the butt whooping VA and NJ.


14 posted on 12/11/2009 9:23:23 AM PST by libh8er
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To: MGUNZ

Thanks for the link and for clearing that up for me.


15 posted on 12/11/2009 9:24:52 AM PST by reagan_fanatic (Socialism is hip until somebody loses a paycheck)
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To: AnotherUnixGeek

Toby Keith who? Stopped listening to Toby when he came out in support of Obama wau before the election.


16 posted on 12/11/2009 9:26:38 AM PST by bmwcyle (When do they collect and jail the homeless when they don't buy their health care?)
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To: AnotherUnixGeek

17 posted on 12/11/2009 9:26:50 AM PST by Liberty Valance (This is my box of Kleenex. There are many like it but this one is mine. Ahhh-Choo!)
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To: libh8er
That's what makes me angry. zero is trying to do the right thing for the wrong reasons. He saw his poll numbers sinking fast so he changed course to help himself. He doesn't believe in the mission. This was just another staged event so he brought in Toby instead of Bruce. It's all about the O
18 posted on 12/11/2009 9:27:07 AM PST by jersey117
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To: skeeter

Toby Keith supports the troops.

How in the world he supports O is a mystery. That said, peer pressure is alive and well in the entertainment industry.


19 posted on 12/11/2009 9:27:30 AM PST by Carley (OBAMA IS A MALEVOLENT FORCE IN THE WORLD)
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To: libh8er

Nobody believes for a moment Obama meant a single thing he said in yesterday’s speech, other than apologizing for America’s sins. Independents are fleeing the Democrats en masse and this is a desperate attempt to slow it down.


20 posted on 12/11/2009 9:27:59 AM PST by libh8er
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To: skeeter

They arent diametrically opposed. There are tons of libs in the Nashville scene -Toby, Brad Paisley, Tim McGraw. They are all actors playing a part.


21 posted on 12/11/2009 9:30:13 AM PST by Raider Sam (They're on our left, right, front, and back. They aint gettin away this time!)
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To: MGUNZ

Thank you for that post.


22 posted on 12/11/2009 9:31:47 AM PST by Liberty Valance (This is my box of Kleenex. There are many like it but this one is mine. Ahhh-Choo!)
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To: AnotherUnixGeek

Keith is an Obama supporter which to me means he’s been full of crap all along.


23 posted on 12/11/2009 9:32:07 AM PST by autumnraine (You can't fix stupid, but you can vote it out!)
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To: MGUNZ; All

Thanks for posting that! I’m glad he addressed it too.

This statement;
“”I’ve been a lifetime Democrat, and I’m re-registering this year as an independent,” he said. “It’s strictly [because] my party, that I’ve been affiliated with all these years, doesn’t stand for anything that I stand for anymore. They’ve lost any sensibility that they had, and they’ve allowed all the kooks in, so I’m going independent.”

is the statement of a lot of Democrats (not liberals and certainly not socialist/communist. most would rather work for .50 than take a $1 from the government) I know. Especially in the south and midwest area. The Republicans for a long time were seen as the big wigs up top (much as they are perceived today) and the Democrats were for the ‘working man’. FDR, in his misguided policies really did endear him to the farmers and factory workers who were struggling the most. I see some of this same mentality today with Republicans wanting to solve the problem long term, which is necessary and no one wants a longer depression, but doesn’t do much when your kid is risking losing their home. FDR did things that was felt immediately and it had reached the point of there not being anymore time to work on long term goals when you are hungry. For that, many were grateful and voted on that gratitude passing the praise for Democrats on down to their children.

So, I feel better about Toby and thanks again for posting.


24 posted on 12/11/2009 9:39:36 AM PST by autumnraine (You can't fix stupid, but you can vote it out!)
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To: MGUNZ; All

Reposting MGUNZ link because I think a lot of us were mislead by the press on Toby. I stand corrected on him.

http://www.cmt.com/news/country-music/1596198/toby-keith-registering-as-independent-voter.jhtml

Don’t think thats true. He wasn’t thrilled with MCCain but said he would probably vote for him because of Palin....indicating that he likes Palin.

Link cites why its rumored that he supported Obama.


25 posted on 12/11/2009 9:42:57 AM PST by autumnraine (You can't fix stupid, but you can vote it out!)
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To: Raider Sam

As a guy who lives there, writes songs (which don’t fit the formula for the “hits) and plays little venues around town, I have to agree. Put on a hate, get yourself some boots and write songs about pickup trucks, fishing and the troops. Do a lot of, “Ma’m, I’m just so country” - and bore the dog doo out of me.


26 posted on 12/11/2009 9:50:00 AM PST by Emmett McCarthy
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To: SE Mom

>>“...we’ll put a boot up your ass, it’s the American way..
...brought to you courtesy of the red, white and blue...”

I know he’s a Dem, etc., but I can’t imagine a “progressive talk” radio station using that as bumper music...


27 posted on 12/11/2009 9:53:40 AM PST by raccoonradio
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To: Emmett McCarthy

Seriously. I spent college in Lubbock and we got Cross Canadian Ragweed, Pat Green, Wade Bowen, Stoney LaRue, Steve Earle, Willie, and the like. Some of those are libs, somes might be conservative. It dont matter, they are good. There is passion in the music and lyrics.

TK, Paisley, Chesney, Rascal Flatts, Carrie Underwood, Trace Adkins and so on all have the same damn songs out there. And I dont think I can take another “inspirational” song like Mountains from Lonestar or another “family song” like LoneStar and Daryl Worley make anymore. It just seems disingenous.

Btw, I have Larry Mahan boots and wear wranglers, but it is because they are comfortable and I do stuff outdoors.

It is getting to be where Nashville music is as formulaic as rap (are Lil Jon and Timberland the only rappers who can structure a synth beat with ABABCB song styles?)

Id like to hear what you write (I write my own as well) because the independents tend to have better music/lyrics.

Thank you for indulging my rant :)


28 posted on 12/11/2009 10:14:39 AM PST by Raider Sam (They're on our left, right, front, and back. They aint gettin away this time!)
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To: Raider Sam; wardaddy; mylife

Thats a great post Raider Sam. I was born in Post. A lot of the ‘country’ that comes from the Nashville music machine is pop-centric mush with a hook. There are a few exceptions. They get guaranteed air time from the PR machine and create their own market thru repetition. They are very good at it. Glad to see your list of original artists. Sounds similar to mine and many others here in Texas.

Many thanks to wardaddy for pointing out this one ...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IpYVfHTajOg
Angel Flight - Radney Foster


29 posted on 12/11/2009 10:32:29 AM PST by Liberty Valance (This is my box of Kleenex. There are many like it but this one is mine. Ahhh-Choo!)
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To: Raider Sam

I like leaving the politics outside when it’s time to play songs, as it sounds like you do, too. Yes, I have some very first hand experience of being told what the “formula” is. Just this week as a matter of fact and by some of the top folks. It’s OK with me that I probably never will fit into that box. A younger guy asked me about my songwriting and I said, “I just try to write songs I won’t feel stupid singing”. I did not write at all for 20 years and only went back to it in ‘07, but you can hear stuff of varying production qualities at http://emmettgrayson.avenuehifi.com
Radio is in the business of selling commercials and the music is just to fill in the space in between. Let me know where I can hear some of your stuff, OK?


30 posted on 12/11/2009 10:47:10 AM PST by Emmett McCarthy
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To: Emmett McCarthy

Hi Emmett,
Haven’t seen you for a while...Good to read your post and hope you’re doing well. Pretty spot on analysis of the cookie cutter Nashville scene, which is why I haven’t been down to Bobby’s etc. lately. Depressing to hear that even Toby Keith has gone over to the bad side. Maybe he can cut ‘mama bush’ for his next cd. I can just hear him singing “condoleeeza..how do you sleep at night”. I know you know who I’m talking about. I leave the room whenever that particular moonbat takes the stage. Look forward to seeing you soon. I’ve got a new hat, and a bunch of new pickup truck/fishing songs I want you to hear. Just remember, Tn. is still a red state.


31 posted on 12/11/2009 10:55:54 AM PST by Ekoa
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To: skeeter

TK has always claimed to be a democrat. Unlike other members of his party, he supports the troops.

III


32 posted on 12/11/2009 10:57:58 AM PST by Blackhawk45
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To: Ekoa

Yeah, but you actually DO fish and love it as a man loves life itself, my friend. I’ve missed you coming around, too, man. Last night, Bobby’s was surprisingly crowded for such a cold evening. But a hot guitar would have warmed up the room even better, you know? You need to bring yourself on down! We’ve never had a problem ignoring the occasional dingbat, right?


33 posted on 12/11/2009 11:16:41 AM PST by Emmett McCarthy
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To: Emmett McCarthy

Got a hat and a pickup too! But I’ve been locked up with this cd for awhile and didn’t want to break the “flow”. I’ll be down there soon to see some of my conservative brothers! Fortunately, there’s more of us than them around here, especially after this last year! Maybe we can get Toby straightened up a bit, too...


34 posted on 12/11/2009 11:29:10 AM PST by Ekoa
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To: Ekoa

Yeah, I knew you’d been working on that new CD. And there are a whole lot more of us than them when it comes right down to it.

I’d get myself a hat, but, hell, at my age when all I’ve got left is my hair, I need to flaunt it!


35 posted on 12/11/2009 11:41:31 AM PST by Emmett McCarthy
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To: Liberty Valance

Thanks. Btw, I got a speeding ticket leaving Post for Lbk my 1st year. When I first saw a sign that said Post and had an arrow, I though “they forgot to write office on that sign.”

I really like Radney. I have a lot of friends from Okie State and TAMU as well, and the one thing we can all agree on is Red Dirt/Texas Country, however you want to call it.

The new music is very pop centric. Also, they write songs using lyrics about Creedence Clearwater or Peggy Sue, and these guys are not much older than me (25). Im pretty damn sure Kenny Chesney was not making out with anyone named Peggy Sue listening to Proud Mary in the mid 80’s.


36 posted on 12/11/2009 12:26:46 PM PST by Raider Sam (They're on our left, right, front, and back. They aint gettin away this time!)
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To: Emmett McCarthy

I agree, if someone wants to write those songs, go for it. But if you wouldnt sing it, you shouldnt write it (Honky Tonk Badonkadonk, for instance).

I used to have a BR recorder and did some songs, but now that I have a Mac and Pro Tools, I just need to upgrade to record my own. I dont have a site, I mainly have just recorded for my friends. And I just write whatever makes sense at the time, so I have some country, some 50’s Rock n Roll, some bluegrass, and even some Godsmack Heavy Metal. Its more fun for me to write what you feel like than trying to write the perfect stylized song.


37 posted on 12/11/2009 12:30:51 PM PST by Raider Sam (They're on our left, right, front, and back. They aint gettin away this time!)
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To: Raider Sam

I own but can figure out how to use this Roland Boss CDR myself. I usually end up having to go somewhere else to actually get the demo. A digital dinosaur. One thing I love about Nashville is the number of places where a writer can go play live for folks.


38 posted on 12/11/2009 12:58:40 PM PST by Emmett McCarthy
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To: Emmett McCarthy

Yeah, for being in the computer generation, Im not real tecnically savvy myself. I had the BR532, I believe, and it was good. I just had to get something to convert it to a WAV then MP3 file.

I would love to see the Nashville nightlife. Im in Dallas, and some good bands came from here, but the majority of local clubs/bars are punk rock bands and thrash metal, and Im just not very into that.


39 posted on 12/11/2009 1:12:58 PM PST by Raider Sam (They're on our left, right, front, and back. They aint gettin away this time!)
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To: Raider Sam

This 900 will burn a CD internally so I was hoping that if I ever got it to disc I could just use the disc to put it into I-Tunes. Will that work? If not for the songwriter venues I go and play, I probably wouldn’t even go out much at all - and surely not to hear bands that are more often than not too loud to listen to anyway.


40 posted on 12/11/2009 1:21:44 PM PST by Emmett McCarthy
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To: Liberty Valance

that one ‘ill break yer heart


41 posted on 12/11/2009 5:28:12 PM PST by wardaddy (Angel Flight by Radney Foster on GAC, if you don't tear up then you must be mighty cold)
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