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Natalie Maines (Dixie Chick member) Bashes Toby Keith's Patriotic Anthem

Posted on 04/16/2003 10:56:39 PM PDT by faithincowboys

2002-08-08)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (LA Daily News) - ABC News Anchor Peter Jennings is apparently not the only celebrity to take issue with Toby Keith's chart-topping country hit, "Courtesy Of The Red, White And Blue (The Angry American)." Now, the Dixie Chicks's lead singer, Natalie Maines, freely shares her dislike of the song. "Don't get me started," Maines told the Los Angeles Daily News. "I hate it. It's ignorant, and it makes country music sound ignorant. It targets an entire culture - and not just the bad people who did bad things. You've got to have some tact. Anybody can write, 'We'll put a boot in your ass.' But a lot of people agree with it. The kinds of songs I prefer on the subject are like Bruce Springsteen's new songs."

Keith's spokesperson had "no comment" in response to Maine's quote. In the past, however, Keith has been quick to defend the song, because it was written in tribute to his late father, who served in the Korean war. "That's why I'm so defensive when somebody jumps on that song, you know," said Keith. "You get on that and you just turn into a commie heathen with me."


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1 posted on 04/16/2003 10:56:39 PM PDT by faithincowboys
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To: faithincowboys
not just the bad people who did bad things.

There's an intellectual giant!

2 posted on 04/16/2003 10:58:51 PM PDT by JennysCool
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To: faithincowboys
It's official: Natalie Maines' body has been possessed by a Wingar from the Araxian Galaxy.
3 posted on 04/16/2003 10:59:27 PM PDT by Scothia (If you pray for rain, prepare to deal with some mud.)
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To: faithincowboys
The kinds of songs I prefer on the subject are like Bruce Springsteen's new songs

Like "American Skin," in which he insinuates the NYPD recklessly shot to death a man because he was black? What a wonderfully enlightened topic for a song, police-bashing.

4 posted on 04/16/2003 11:00:11 PM PDT by xm177e2 (Stalinists, Maoists, Ba'athists, Pacifists: Why are they always on the same side?)
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To: faithincowboys
Is this a repeat or is this her second attack now on Toby and that song.

She slammed it back last year as well. She also mentioned then she preferred Bruce's take.

She should just leave Country Music...she's just a singer anyhow.
5 posted on 04/16/2003 11:01:54 PM PDT by wardaddy (Hootie to head EEOC...)
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To: faithincowboys
Just when you think Miss Piggy couldn't be more stupid...she tops her own stupidity. What a moron.
6 posted on 04/16/2003 11:02:38 PM PDT by homeschool mama
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To: faithincowboys
This Maines chick just keeps digging her hole deeper.
7 posted on 04/16/2003 11:03:11 PM PDT by rimmont
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To: homeschool mama
Look at the date. It's a repeat from Aug. 2002.

Posters expect too much of readers sometimes.
8 posted on 04/16/2003 11:04:46 PM PDT by KingKongCobra
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To: faithincowboys
I had never heard of this before. Maines is such a shrew. BTW, her analysis of the song is so flawed-- there is no call to kill every muslim in that song. Keith specifically advocates going after the ones who have acted against us.

Maines is more repugnant with each passing day. Note her comments predated her scandalous remarks by many months.

The funniest thing about Maines comments is that she is not a songwriter-- at least Keith writes his own music.

Her comments graphically illustrate how out of touch she is with the American people and country music fans in particular. The fan chosen flameworthy awards recently made Keith's anthem the song of the Year.

How wonderful that she is in career crisis right now-- justice served!
9 posted on 04/16/2003 11:05:42 PM PDT by faithincowboys (God Bless Our Troops!)
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To: homeschool mama
notice the dateline- august 2002. this provides more background on why she went idiot in London.
10 posted on 04/16/2003 11:07:02 PM PDT by faithincowboys (God Bless Our Troops!)
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To: rimmont
This chick must have been brainwashed by one of those Berkeley Commie profs.
11 posted on 04/16/2003 11:07:26 PM PDT by Uncle George
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To: faithincowboys
Well, now. If Natalie was ever hoping to win back the hearts of all the fans she LOST, she just solidified her fate. Hope you saved some of that money you made the lst few years. Cold and lonely at the bottom, Natalie, but at least you have your intellect... < /sarcasm >
12 posted on 04/16/2003 11:08:26 PM PDT by I'm ALL Right! ("For he is no fool who would give what he cannot keep to buy what he can never lose." - Jim Elliot)
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To: faithincowboys
Sour, sour grapes for Natalie the Blob-like Commie Heathen, and Toby Keith can laugh all the way to the bank.
13 posted on 04/16/2003 11:08:28 PM PDT by T'wit
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To: faithincowboys
This Leftist bubblehead opens her stupid mouth and spews her hateful bile on Toby Keith. If we strike back at her, we're violating her "free speech." I hope these cretins keep shooting off their mouths. The sooner their lousy singing careers will come to an end.
14 posted on 04/16/2003 11:08:29 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY (((Bring back Red Channels)))
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To: KingKongCobra
**Look at the date. It's a repeat from Aug. 2002. Posters expect too much of readers sometimes. **

I hadn't read the article before this date. I conclude that Maines is a moron anyway and reading this article clinches that.

15 posted on 04/16/2003 11:08:37 PM PDT by homeschool mama
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To: faithincowboys
Maines hasn't learned a thing. What a shame.
16 posted on 04/16/2003 11:11:06 PM PDT by Fraulein (Will the real Slim Shady please stand up?)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
"This Leftist bubblehead opens her stupid mouth and spews her hateful bile on Toby Keith. If we strike back at her, we're violating her "free speech."

You and I think alike. Her politics suck and she is a flaming hypocrite to boot-- what a hateful chick.
17 posted on 04/16/2003 11:12:02 PM PDT by faithincowboys (God Bless Our Troops!)
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To: Uncle George
This chick must have been brainwashed by one of those Berkeley Commie profs.

I don't think so. She doesn't have a brain to wash.

18 posted on 04/16/2003 11:14:17 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY (((Live Free or Die!)))
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To: I'm ALL Right!
I definitely loathe her, but it is just baby hate compared to what I feel for Tim Robbins. He is now at least 10 times as hideous as his wife-- and that is saying something.
19 posted on 04/16/2003 11:15:39 PM PDT by faithincowboys (God Bless Our Troops!)
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To: faithincowboys
You should have put (Flashback) in the title to prevent confusion.

This statement is OLD.
20 posted on 04/16/2003 11:15:46 PM PDT by KingKongCobra
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To: faithincowboys
I used to really enjoy the Dixie Chick music. I liked the harmonies, the fiddle, mandolin, etc. Because of Maines, however, I cannot fully appreciate the music anyymore. When I saw interviews in past years, Maines struck me as a bit too brassy. Her current stance buried that group in the ground.
21 posted on 04/16/2003 11:18:19 PM PDT by Ruth A.
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To: faithincowboys
If you haven't let lipton know about maines recent stupidity please let them know:

http://www.lipton.com

If anyone has additional links please post them so we can let them know.

Right now the handlers are trying to spin this as a censorship protest by "hicks".
22 posted on 04/16/2003 11:21:38 PM PDT by longtermmemmory
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To: faithincowboys
On the other hand, that song about "Earl Must Die," now that song made country music look good and the Dixie Chicks look like such intelligent people. If this Natalie girl was on American Idol, Simon would tell her she needs to lose weight.
23 posted on 04/16/2003 11:25:28 PM PDT by Contra
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To: Carol72
Ping.
24 posted on 04/16/2003 11:25:28 PM PDT by rmt65802
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To: Uncle George
How in the world could have she been brainwashed by a college especially Berkely. She barely made it out of high school.
25 posted on 04/16/2003 11:28:48 PM PDT by lndrvr1972
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To: faithincowboys
Keith's spokesperson had "no comment" in response to Maine's quote. In the past, however, Keith has been quick to defend the song...

Keith did respond to Maines' blather:

http://www.cmt.com/news/feat/tkeith.121402.jhtml

I think the only thing that got blown out of proportion is that they said there was a feud. I barely even commented on the situation. I've been told that she went in some major publications and made four or five [comments] like we were lobbing the ball back and forth. But it's America. She can think what she wants to about me; I don't care. If she makes it a big war, I'll bury her. She can think about my song what she wants to. If she wants to get personal about it, then I'll be her Huckleberry...

...usually when somebody says something about this song, they open their blowhole and something flies out. They realize real quick, in just a few days, that they probably bit off more than they could chew. Because they start feeling the heat from the military, from families who have sons and daughters preparing to go to Iraq and who are in Afghanistan already and all the conflicts that we're in. That's where I underestimated this song when I wrote it. It was just feelings that I felt, but I didn't realize that it was an anthem for the military people and how much it's meant to them. You step on their ground, they starting fighting back at you...

...By you asking me my opinion on what I think of what she said about me, that's like asking Barry Bonds what he thought about what a softball player said about his swing. You don't do that. She's not a songwriter, so we can't discuss the mechanics of the song. Why don't you just go down on Second Avenue and pick one of those homeless guys and ask him what he thinks about it? To me it's the same.

...I'm not into making it a war. I said all I'm gonna say about it. I repeated exactly what I told the Atlanta Constitution when they asked me. I said, 'Man, you're asking me to respond to something below the radar.' I'm a songwriter, she's not, and so she can say my song is ignorant, but it's ignorant for her to say that because she's not a songwriter. She said anybody could write 'boots in your ass,' but she didn't. She has never written anything that's been a hit, so it's ridiculous for me to have to respond to that. Now if Hank Cochran or Merle Haggard or somebody responds, then we'll sit down and discuss what I could have done better on that song. But I'm not going to get into a cat fight with somebody who can't write a song...

...I dare anybody with a big mouth to show up at my show and just stand out there. I'll give them the stage. I tell you what, I'll go out and sing "Courtesy of the Red, White and Blue" and anybody that wants to call it ignorant can walk right out on my stage, and I'll give them the mike and they can address the audience. I dare them. Bring it on, buddy.


27 posted on 04/16/2003 11:32:16 PM PDT by Stultis
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To: rimmont
This Maines chick just keeps digging her hole deeper

From another FReeper:
"The first rule of holes: When you're in one, stop digging"

28 posted on 04/16/2003 11:42:48 PM PDT by Diddley (Liberals: If you have a good story, why lie?)
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To: Stultis
Go, Toby. He said it all I think. She can't handle the truth. When did he say that?
29 posted on 04/16/2003 11:46:11 PM PDT by faithincowboys (God Bless Our Troops!)
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To: faithincowboys
"You've got to have some tact."

Won't somebody please tell I didn't read this, that Natalie Maines did not say this.

30 posted on 04/16/2003 11:51:40 PM PDT by Bonaparte
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To: Uncle George
"...by one of those Berkeley Commie profs."

Austen school system. About the same thing.

31 posted on 04/16/2003 11:54:49 PM PDT by Bonaparte
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To: KingKongCobra
Yeah, but it was new for me, and I suspect new for others.

It is backstory-- Tim Robbins might call it motivation for why she said what she said in London.
32 posted on 04/16/2003 11:55:50 PM PDT by faithincowboys (God Bless Our Troops!)
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To: faithincowboys
She is proving the old saying:" you can lead an ass to culture but you cant make her think"
33 posted on 04/16/2003 11:58:13 PM PDT by fish hawk
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And the truth of the matter is Natalie Maines isn't a songwriter. She is just a dumb girl who lucked into a band that had lost its original lead singer.
34 posted on 04/16/2003 11:58:27 PM PDT by faithincowboys (God Bless Our Troops!)
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Isn't Natalie Maines from an Iranian family?
35 posted on 04/17/2003 1:30:14 AM PDT by sheik yerbouty
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Isn't Natalie Maines from an Iranian family?

I don't think so. Her father, Lloyd Maines, is a near (and justly) legendary Texas guitarist, session musician and country/roots music record producer. I've no idea what his political beliefs are, but I've thoroughly enjoyed many an evening hearing him play, uninterrupted by air-headed blather.

36 posted on 04/17/2003 6:29:45 AM PDT by Stultis
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To: faithincowboys
And by the way ... I'm embarrassed that she's from Texas.
37 posted on 04/17/2003 6:39:48 AM PDT by al_c
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To: faithincowboys
That's okay. She can say whatever she wants.

BTW - I bought TWO copies of his CD and NONE of hers.

Further, I sent one of those copies to Sgt Mike when he got his mobilization orders. He LOVED it.

38 posted on 04/17/2003 6:43:56 AM PDT by FrogMom
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To: faithincowboys
Calling the dustbin of history - pick up in aisle three.
39 posted on 04/17/2003 6:45:32 AM PDT by AD from SpringBay
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To: faithincowboys
Keith v. Maines
40 posted on 04/17/2003 6:56:59 AM PDT by SMEDLEYBUTLER
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To: faithincowboys
Did she actually accuse just one song of being responsible for Country Music appearing to be ignorant?
41 posted on 04/17/2003 8:57:57 AM PDT by sharktrager
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To: SMEDLEYBUTLER
This chick just doesn't know when to STFU....
42 posted on 04/17/2003 9:41:22 AM PDT by Amalie (FREEDOM had NEVER been another word for nothing left to lose...)
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To: faithincowboys
This sow doesn't know when to keep her mouth shut does she? Talk about no tact.
43 posted on 04/17/2003 9:43:13 AM PDT by Bloody Sam Roberts ()
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To: faithincowboys
Yes, I see the date, however this only confirms her stance. I haven't hear any comment from her husband but after now two comments from Natalie it makes his silence even more curious with his Iranian background.
44 posted on 04/17/2003 9:46:59 AM PDT by mtbopfuyn
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FYI: She said this a long time ago - this is not new information. She said this about Toby Keith's tune BEFORE her London foot-in-mouth incident.

Just proves these are her true colors, and that her comments in London weren't "a joke" as she later claimed.

45 posted on 04/17/2003 9:48:43 AM PDT by DaughterOfAnIwoJimaVet (Did you liberals say something? It's all just clicks and buzzes over here.)
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To: Stultis; SMEDLEYBUTLER; faithincowboys
Keith is right to ignore Maines as an irrelevant mosquito. Stick a fork in her, she is done. There is nothing else to comment on with this woman. She hates the USA, she hates President George W. Bush, she has contempt for her fan base, her handlers do not "get" country music, and she is not beyond lying in apologies to achieve financial objectives. Anyone and any corporation who has any relationship with her is making a foolish marketing decision.
46 posted on 04/17/2003 10:48:54 AM PDT by longtermmemmory
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To: FrogMom
His song really means a lot to people in our armed forces. So when she calls it ignorant, she insults all the people that use it as further motivation to fight our wars. She is clearly hostile to the good people of the United States and our brave military families. Maines doesn't have a damn clue who comprises her fan base, and as a result, she has a lot less fans than she used to.
47 posted on 04/17/2003 11:21:03 AM PDT by faithincowboys (God Bless Our Troops!)
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To: rimmont
"This Maines chick just keeps digging her hole deeper."

I couldn't have said it better!
48 posted on 04/17/2003 11:23:36 AM PDT by Spottys Spurs
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To: faithincowboys
Anybody can write, 'We'll put a boot in your ass.'

Apparently anybody but you, Miss Maines. I remember Toby commenting to the effect; 'If Merle Haggard or Wille Nelson want to tell me it's a bad song, I'll listen. When she writes something we'll talk.'

49 posted on 04/17/2003 11:28:17 AM PDT by April19
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To: faithincowboys
Lock door, throw away key.
50 posted on 04/17/2003 11:30:59 AM PDT by stainlessbanner
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