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Dixie Chicked
The Washington Times ^ | Oct. 7, 2011 | Jennifer Harper

Posted on 10/07/2011 9:57:35 AM PDT by lakeprincess

“Is the Hank Williams Jr. incident a parallel to the Dixie Chicks?” asks Radio-Info.com, an insider site for the radio industry...the Dallas-based country trio met with both adulation and criticism after singer Natalie Maines told a cheering London audience that she was “ashamed the president of the United States is from Texas,” just 10 days before President George W. Bush ordered a military invasion of Iraq in 2003.

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: chicks; conservatives; dixie; dixiechicks; obama; palin; teaparty

1 posted on 10/07/2011 9:57:37 AM PDT by lakeprincess
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To: lakeprincess

Of course it’s not the same. Hank Jr. was gobsmacked by a PC corportation and comes out of it looking better to the rock-country audience. The Dixie Chicks were dumped by their own (former) fans. No comparison at all.


2 posted on 10/07/2011 10:01:17 AM PDT by Tax-chick (Skip the election and let Thomas Sowell choose the next President.)
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To: Tax-chick

Agreed. Their customers made the chicks pay.


3 posted on 10/07/2011 10:05:22 AM PDT by BO Stinkss
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To: Tax-chick

Look at it this way, Hank can walk down any street in the USA and not worry about being seen............


4 posted on 10/07/2011 10:05:26 AM PDT by Red Badger (Furthermore, I think Obama must be impeached....................)
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To: lakeprincess

NO the Dixie Chicks were in another country when they said what they did and it was the fans who turned their back.


5 posted on 10/07/2011 10:06:23 AM PDT by chris_bdba
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To: lakeprincess

I am no huge fan of his, but I will say this:

I admire the fact that he didn’t grovel, complain or whine (that I have heard)

He said (basically) “If that’s the way you want to do this, fine...I’m out of here. Takin’ my music too.”

I think he can walk with his head up. I listened to his interview, and I completely understood what he said initially.


6 posted on 10/07/2011 10:08:47 AM PDT by rlmorel (9/11: Aggression is attracted to weakness like sharks are to blood, and we were weak. We still are.)
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To: chris_bdba

Ya, it was the fans of the Dixie Chicks who turned away from them. In this case the fans of Hank Jr. are behind him.

In the case of Hank Jr., a politically correct corporation decided to take action against him. That did not happen with the Dixie Chicks.


7 posted on 10/07/2011 10:09:36 AM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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To: lakeprincess

No its not the same. People boycotted the dipsy chits. Free market at work.


8 posted on 10/07/2011 10:10:13 AM PDT by Netizen (Path to citizenship = Scamnesty. If you give it away, more will come. Who's pilfering your wallet?)
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To: Tax-chick

Just what I was oing to say. The Dixie Twits went the way of Peter Lemongello. Who’s Peter Lemogello? Right. Hope the Dixie Twits are having fun playing at puppet shows and block parties .


9 posted on 10/07/2011 10:11:07 AM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (Mark Halperin - Learned the hard way what happens when you speak the truth on PMSNBC.)
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To: lakeprincess

Nope. The Dixie Chicks were one of the top 3 acts in country music, riding a wave of three consecutive multi-platinum albums. They were charting number 1 after number 1 hit and you couldn’t go an hour without hearing one of their songs on any modern country radio station.

Hank Jr. hasn’t had new songs on country radio since the late 80s. But radio stations will probably still play him if you call in and request it.


10 posted on 10/07/2011 10:11:59 AM PDT by RabidBartender (The above statement is not meant to be offensive to women. Please don't whine and have me banned.)
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To: lakeprincess

Williams apologized for his remark. The Dixie chicks doubled down on their classless politicking.


11 posted on 10/07/2011 10:18:41 AM PDT by DManA
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To: lakeprincess
“Is the Hank Williams Jr. incident a parallel to the Dixie Chicks?”

Silly question. The Dixie Chicks essentially bit the hand that fed them, in addition to aiding and comforting the enemy.

What, the likes of Al Sharpton aren't going to buy Hank Williams' albums anymore?

Nor did Bocephus aid and comfort the enemy. Obama IS the enemy of all Americans worthy of the name.

12 posted on 10/07/2011 10:19:12 AM PDT by LibWhacker
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To: RabidBartender

To be honest with you, and I am a country western fan, I have not heard as of late any new song from them as of late. I could be wrong, but when I do listen in, mostly weekends, I have do not hear them that much.


13 posted on 10/07/2011 10:21:34 AM PDT by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: lakeprincess
I agree with Williams.

When Hussein met with Netanyahu and was told Israel cannot exist with indefensible borders, Hussein replied in essence, "Tough Noogies; the murdering savage mob next door has a higher claim to exist."
A few savage murders of sleeping babies is a small price to pay.
What's next? Ovens made in "palestine?"

14 posted on 10/07/2011 10:24:38 AM PDT by Publius6961 (My world was lovely, until it was taken over by parasites.)
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To: DManA

What Williams said really wasn’t very smart, doesn’t make him a racist though.

First of all, how could Hitler and Netanyahu play golf? Hitler’s been dead for over 60 years.

It would have been smarter to pick a contemporary, like Ahmadenejad, to compare to Netanyahu, now THAT would have made sense.

The problem, once people hear the “H” word, everything else gets tuned out. Context doesn’t matter, just the fact that Shickelgruber was mentioned.


15 posted on 10/07/2011 10:25:11 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: lakeprincess

No, the dixie chunk is fatter.

16 posted on 10/07/2011 10:27:02 AM PDT by Snickering Hound
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To: lakeprincess

I like Hank, and I like what he said while on TV with the faux three stooges….

What I do not understand is…why do so many of these people make admirable and bold statements and then apologize?????

Is there a trend here?

Are they being systematically threatened somehow? Do they all lack the courage of their convictions? If so, are they too disappointed and surprised (at themselves).

Smell something “fishy” in all of this, folks?????

Semper Watching!


17 posted on 10/07/2011 10:27:11 AM PDT by gunnyg ("A Constitution changed from Freedom, can never be restored; Liberty, once lost, is lost forever...)
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To: dfwgator

How could it be racist? Hitler was a white guy.


18 posted on 10/07/2011 10:32:36 AM PDT by DManA
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To: Snickering Hound

HAIR by Weed-Eater

BRAIN by Mattel

BODY by Sara Lee

MAKEUP by Martha White.

19 posted on 10/07/2011 10:39:17 AM 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: lakeprincess

Who would even think of this dumb comparison?


20 posted on 10/07/2011 10:39:27 AM PDT by lonestar (It takes a village of idiots to elect a village idiot.)
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To: RabidBartender
top 3 acts in country music

That explains why I stopped listening to modern country.

Fortunately there is a classic country station near me. Hank, Jr., Willie, Waylon, and the boys. The occasional Chet Atkins or Uncle Dave.

21 posted on 10/07/2011 10:44:49 AM PDT by fireforeffect (A kind word and a 2x4, gets you more than just a kind word.)
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To: lakeprincess

imho, not the same. Fans stopped buying the Chicks’ records. But the record company did not fire them


22 posted on 10/07/2011 10:49:59 AM PDT by apocalypto
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Well HWJr was employed by ESPN, so if you make a controversial remark you can suffer the consequences. Even if it is a remark I agree with. ESPN is owned by Disney which is a very PC corp that caters to left wing sensibilities so I am not surprised by their actions.

If you are an entertainer and get into politics you have to be prepared for the consequences.


23 posted on 10/07/2011 10:55:17 AM PDT by Leto
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To: lakeprincess

I hate that I had to turn my back on the Chicks. I like their music and I think they are cute. But then again, I am weird.


24 posted on 10/07/2011 10:55:59 AM PDT by Vermont Lt (I just don't like anything about the President. And I don't think he's a nice guy.)
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To: BO Stinkss
If the dickhead chicks come on the radio, I change the dial immediately. I have CDs of Hank Jr....

Mike

25 posted on 10/07/2011 10:56:43 AM PDT by MichaelP (The ultimate result of shielding men from the effects of folly is to fill the world with fools ~HS)
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To: Vermont Lt

They’re not lesbians? Coulda fooled me.


26 posted on 10/07/2011 11:10:56 AM PDT by atc23 (The Confederacy was the single greatest conservative resistance to federal authority ever.)
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To: lakeprincess

Hank, don’t pass up a great opportunity. Record a new version of this song with a reference to this incident and release it as a single. I haven’t bought records in decades, but I’d buy several, just to support your right to speak your mind without being misinterpreted into oblivion by the PC police.


27 posted on 10/07/2011 11:18:54 AM PDT by DJ Frisat
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To: Tax-chick

Agreed 100%.


28 posted on 10/07/2011 12:49:20 PM PDT by Ron H. (Loving my Deering Goodtime 2 Classic 5-stringer)
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To: Tax-chick
As a side note I just want the NFL to know that I've about had all I can take of their political correctness BS as I can stand. Now that the ankle to head TSA style groping of paying fans and immensely overpriced tickets I am finally done with them and pro-football in general. Let them go pound sand.

Now they want to dump a man for saying what millions of Americans are already thinking or some similar variation of his comment is ridiculous as well as self-defeating and shows America that they no longer stand with real Americans.

29 posted on 10/07/2011 12:56:50 PM PDT by Ron H. (Loving my Deering Goodtime 2 Classic 5-stringer)
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To: fireforeffect

Bingo!!!


30 posted on 10/07/2011 12:58:43 PM PDT by Ron H. (Loving my Deering Goodtime 2 Classic 5-stringer)
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To: lakeprincess

Celebrities would always be wise to take Michael Jordan’s approach, “Republicans buy shoes, too.”


31 posted on 10/07/2011 1:01:07 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: lakeprincess

The whole thing was politically correct nonsense. He didn’t say that either one of them was Hitler. All he said was that they were politically as far apart as Netanyahu and Hitler. The media jumped to the conclusion that Obama must be Hitler in that comparison. Now, why was that, I wonder?

Hundreds of lefties said that George Bush was Hitler. They said it repeatedly on the air. And not one of them was punished for it. Hank Williams didn’t even say that Obama was Hitler, but he got thrown off the air without any discussion at all.

I’d say that the network was a bit tender on the subject. Obama, too. Maybe because he’s been behaving like Hitler for most of his life?


32 posted on 10/07/2011 1:18:00 PM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius.)
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To: Cicero; potlatch; devolve; ntnychik; dixiechick2000

I’d say that the network was a bit tender on the subject. Obama, too. Maybe because he’s been behaving like Hitler for most of his life?

33 posted on 10/07/2011 1:26:25 PM PDT by PhilDragoo (Hussein: Islamo-Commie from Kenya)
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To: Ron H.

Excellent points!


35 posted on 10/07/2011 5:12:17 PM PDT by Tax-chick (Skip the election and let Thomas Sowell choose the next President.)
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To: DManA

The one thing he shouldn’t have done. So he apologized and sitll lost his job. NEVER apologize when you’re right. Duh!


36 posted on 10/07/2011 9:07:28 PM PDT by smalltownslick
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To: Tax-chick

Are you by any chance related to the Dixies?


37 posted on 10/07/2011 9:10:16 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: PhilDragoo

Love the graphic, even if there are those who are too delicate to agree with you.

These protests are astro turfed, and Van Jones warned us about the coming response to the Arab Spring. Soros, SEIU, AFL-CIO are all involved...’nuff said.

“Dixie Chicked”

Now, that is just cold. ;o)


38 posted on 10/08/2011 12:00:15 AM PDT by dixiechick2000 (Proud barbarian TEA Party SOB)
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To: Revolting cat!

No, I’m from Missouri. And I was fond of President Bush.


39 posted on 10/08/2011 4:08:31 AM PDT by Tax-chick (Skip the election and let Thomas Sowell choose the next President.)
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To: lakeprincess

Funny how the Left cried about the First Amendment (not actually at issues) for the Chicks, but are oddly silent here. Hmm.


40 posted on 10/08/2011 4:22:07 AM PDT by Teacher317 (really?)
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