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Maines Still Not in Fashion With Keith
CMT.com ^ | 5-23-03 | Calvin Gilbert

Posted on 05/24/2003 11:25:37 AM PDT by Paul Atreides

The Academy of Country Music Awards took place in Las Vegas, but the biggest fashion statement of the night was made 1,500 miles away. And given the way things have been going for the past three months, maybe it's not so surprising that the statement was made by Natalie Maines of the Dixie Chicks.

Maines sported a shirt emblazoned with the letters "F.U.T.K." while the trio performed "Godspeed (Sweet Dreams)" via satellite from a concert in Austin, Texas. The special segment was part of the ACM Awards show televised live from Las Vegas. Later in the show, Vince Gill opened the envelope to learn that Toby Keith had been named entertainer of the year and said, "Well, I think his name was on somebody's shirt tonight."

Maines' shirt became a hot topic on radio talk shows and Internet message boards, thanks to previous comments she has made about Keith and President George W. Bush. After experiencing a backlash from fans and radio over a comment she made about Bush during a London concert in March, Maines wore a shirt carrying the message "Dare to Be Free" when the U.S. leg of the Dixie Chicks world tour kicked off earlier this month in Greenville, S.C.

When asked if Maines intends to explain what the letters "F.U.T.K." meant, a publicist at Front Page Publicity -- the firm responsible for the Dixie Chicks' media relations -- told CMT.com Friday (May 23), "I don't know."

Assuming that the last two letters of the acronym refer to Keith, it's easy to speculate the meaning of the first two. And if that's the case, then Maines' shirt appears to be another jab in a dialog that began almost a year ago when she criticized Keith's flag-waving song, "Courtesy of the Red, White and Blue (The Angry American)." On the other hand, Chicks supporters on Nashville's Music Row have offered a kinder, tongue-in-cheek definition of "F.U.T.K." -- "Friends United in Truth and Kindness."

Following Wednesday's (May 21) ACM Awards, Keith traveled to Los Angeles for a Thursday appearance on the ABC late night talk show, Jimmy Kimmel Live. Keith said he doesn't know what the letters on Maines' shirt meant. "I have no idea," he said. "It happened during the [ACM] show when I was already gone."

With several members of Kimmel's audience wearing shirts with the letters "F.U.D.C.," Keith explained the history of what has become a public feud.

"She attacked me about nine months ago over the 'Angry American' song," Keith said. "I took the high road for a little bit and then she didn't think that she got the fight, I think, that she wanted. So then she attacked our president on foreign soil and got the fight she wanted, I guess." Keith added, "She's still not done. If y'all think she's done, you're crazy. Stuff comes out of her blowhole daily."

Keith may disagree with Maines' comments, but he likes their music. However, he also expressed concern for the other members of the Dixie Chicks -- Martie Maguire and Emily Robison.

"They make great music," he noted. "I think it's too bad for the other two that … it has to be what it is, because they do make great music."


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Extended News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: blixiechicks; bostonterrierflaptit; countrymusic; ditziechicks; dixiechicks; dixiechunks; slutsforsaddam; tobykeith; vichychicks
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1 posted on 05/24/2003 11:25:38 AM PDT by Paul Atreides
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To: Paul Atreides
Hmm, Natalie be showin" her *ss again.


2 posted on 05/24/2003 11:27:20 AM PDT by annyokie (provacative yet educational reading alert)
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To: Paul Atreides
>>"She attacked me about nine months ago over the 'Angry American' song," Keith said.<<

Maines doesn't believe in Keith's First Amendment rights? Say it ain't so! -g-
3 posted on 05/24/2003 11:28:45 AM PDT by CobaltBlue
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To: CobaltBlue
Assuming that the last two letters of the acronym refer to Keith, it's easy to speculate the meaning of the first two. And if that's the case, then Maines' shirt appears to be another jab in a dialog that began almost a year ago when she criticized Keith's flag-waving song, "Courtesy of the Red, White and Blue (The Angry American)."

Now, I just wonder what little Miss Bigmouth found so objectionable about the song.

4 posted on 05/24/2003 11:30:06 AM PDT by Paul Atreides
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To: Paul Atreides
Stuff comes out of her blowhole daily.
Natalie is a no-class woman-- the FUTK incident, alone, is proof of this. She's also severely lacking in common sense and intelligence. "Blowhole" is the perfect word. I agree with TK-- I feel sorry for the other ladies in the group. Their politics may not agree with mine, but they manage to have their own politics in a dignified manner.
5 posted on 05/24/2003 11:30:50 AM PDT by Clara Lou
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To: Paul Atreides
"She's still not done. If y'all think she's done, you're crazy. Stuff comes out of her blowhole daily."

I would destroy all my Dixie Chicks stuff but I don't have any. It was fun to see these IDIOTS get BOOED at the CM awards, I saw it on the news.

6 posted on 05/24/2003 11:31:33 AM PDT by Mister Baredog ((They wanted to kill 50,000 of us on 9/11, we will never forget!))
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To: Paul Atreides
Time to revive celebrity death match?
7 posted on 05/24/2003 11:32:38 AM PDT by somemoreequalthanothers (shhheeeee broke my heart.....so I broke her jaw.......)
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To: Clara Lou
Natalie is a no-class woman-- the FUTK incident, alone, is proof of this.

Looks like Ms. Maines is determined to live out her life in her own version of "Unforgiven".

Amazing how Providence lets us see such educational negative role-models from time to time.
8 posted on 05/24/2003 11:33:19 AM PDT by VOA
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To: Paul Atreides
dumb broads bump
9 posted on 05/24/2003 11:35:26 AM PDT by linn37 (Have you hugged your Phlebotomist today?)
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To: Paul Atreides
Where I live (West Michigan) there are two prominent Country stations. One will not/does not play Chicks - the other does. I destroyed my DC cd and change the station when they come on the one station - not a big statement, just can't stomach them invading 3 minutes of my day. Do I have that right????!
10 posted on 05/24/2003 11:42:15 AM PDT by Tigercap
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To: Paul Atreides
Its amazing to me how Maines is so out of touch with her fan base. She has to be unbelievably spiteful to allow her ego to trump any vestige of common sense. She has and continues to alienate their fan base in stupefying fashion. Keith is right when he says she isn't done, there is something about her that just won't allow her to keep her yap shut.
11 posted on 05/24/2003 11:42:55 AM PDT by bereanway
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To: Paul Atreides
I guess the dumb broad can't spell either or does she think y-o-u begins with a U?
12 posted on 05/24/2003 11:44:30 AM PDT by JimVT
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To: Clara Lou
It's amazing to know this woman has a child. By her actions, what in God's name is she teaching this little one?
13 posted on 05/24/2003 11:45:33 AM PDT by homeschool mama
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To: Clara Lou
I feel sorry for the other ladies in the group. Their politics may not agree with mine, but they manage to have their own politics in a dignified manner.

Why the pity? In a television interview the other two proved that they stand squarly behind the words of Natalie Mange. I pitied them too, before I heard that. After that point, they ALL deserve what they get.

14 posted on 05/24/2003 11:46:24 AM PDT by South40
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To: homeschool mama
Whatever she's teaching it ain't good. Several months ago before this flap really got going I heard some quotes from her on a local country station. She was talking about taking her little boy (?) on tour. She said she didn't want to shelter him as some of the "obnoxious do-gooders" would be wont to do. That says a lot about her worldview. Also, imagine her referring to anybody as obnoxious.
15 posted on 05/24/2003 11:50:48 AM PDT by bereanway
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To: Paul Atreides

Democrats =
Progressive
ly
Devolving
Party

16 posted on 05/24/2003 11:52:00 AM PDT by cake_crumb (UN Resolutions=Very Expensive, Very SCRATCHY Toilet Paper)
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To: Clara Lou
Dignified?

How are any of these "ladies" worthy of that description? Did they not appear on the cover of Rolling Stone magazine fully nude? There is nothing dignified about the Dixie Whores.
17 posted on 05/24/2003 11:52:14 AM PDT by jt8d (War is better than terrorism)
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To: Paul Atreides
Toby Keith is all hat and no Merle Haggard.
18 posted on 05/24/2003 11:53:42 AM PDT by WarrenGamaliel
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To: bereanway
"...there is something about her that just won't allow her to keep her yap shut."

That something is called self-rightious liberalism.
19 posted on 05/24/2003 11:55:31 AM PDT by jt8d (War is better than terrorism)
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To: Paul Atreides
What's really sad about all this, is the free publicity that the Dipsie Chicks are getting. There are plenty of braindead teenagers out there who are ready, willing and able to stand side by side with Maines in trashing the good old USA. But we all should remember, an act of free speech doesn't mean, what's being said is correct or right for that matter.
20 posted on 05/24/2003 11:56:10 AM PDT by Reagan Man
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To: Paul Atreides
I have no idea what Maines finds offensive about Keith's "Angry American." Is it the lyrics, or is it that she is jealous of his success, or does she worry that Europeans and anti-war types will lump her in with him because she is classified as country, as he is?

To me, Keith is solidly in the country tradition that includes "Okie from Muskogee."

I admit that I don't listen to country music all that much so mostly know the Dixie Chicks from crossover, and am not impressed by the only thing of theirs I do know, which is "Landslide."

I have been a diehard Fleetwood Mac fan since 1970, and to me, "Landslide" will always be a Fleetwood Mac song.
21 posted on 05/24/2003 11:57:45 AM PDT by CobaltBlue
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To: South40
Why the pity? In a television interview the other two proved that they stand squarly behind the words of Natalie Mange. I pitied them too, before I heard that. After that point, they ALL deserve what they get

I agree, they all agreed to do the semi-nude Entertainment Weekly magazine cover, which basically cried out, we(dixie chicks) are victims of the Hillary contrived "vast right wing conspiracy".

Sheesh that cover was obviously modern Hollywood and Hillary think.

You are correct South40, the other members of the dixie chicks are equally culpable.

22 posted on 05/24/2003 11:59:00 AM PDT by Dane
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bump
23 posted on 05/24/2003 11:59:13 AM PDT by green team 1999
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To: Tigercap
>>and change the station when they come on the one station ... Do I have that right????!<<

I'm sorry, but I am from the liberal Free Speech Police. According to the only possible interpretation of the 1st amendment, you do not have the right to change the station. Upon hearing songs from groups that you do not like but are against conservativesm you are required by law to not only keep your radio on that station, but you must turn up the volume and make a purchase from the next sponsor that airs a commercial on that station.

We will be introducing a bill in congress next week to compell electronics manufacturers to create radios that will enforce this requirement, and of course by 2006 it will be in all vehicle radios sold in the US (2004 for California).

Please do not confuse your rights with our desires again.


24 posted on 05/24/2003 12:02:20 PM PDT by freedumb2003 (Peace through Strength)
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To: somemoreequalthanothers
   Time to revive celebrity death match?

Man, do I ever miss that show!!

25 posted on 05/24/2003 12:02:45 PM PDT by Mike-o-Matic
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To: WarrenGamaliel
Toby Keith is all hat and no Merle Haggard

He would have to do drugs, excessive booze, and prison time to be a Merle Haggard.

26 posted on 05/24/2003 12:08:02 PM PDT by Common Tator
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To: WarrenGamaliel
Toby Keith is all hat and no Merle Haggard

He would have to do drugs, excessive booze, and prison time to be a Merle Haggard.

27 posted on 05/24/2003 12:08:02 PM PDT by Common Tator
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To: Dane
In a frequently aired interview with Dan Rather, one of the sisters (I do not know which is which) was quite embarrassed when Dan reminded her that the DC's played at a GW Bush function in Texas several years ago. She cringed and pointed out that they played any event they could back then. The are 3 birds of a feather.
28 posted on 05/24/2003 12:08:46 PM PDT by Incredulous
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To: WarrenGamaliel
Has Merle Haggard written any hits lately? Or any songs at all? Wasn't the last one Okie from Muskogee quite some time back? He WAS good but it was a long time ago.
29 posted on 05/24/2003 12:14:28 PM PDT by FITZ
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To: Incredulous
In a frequently aired interview with Dan Rather, one of the sisters (I do not know which is which) was quite embarrassed when Dan reminded her that the DC's played at a GW Bush function in Texas several years ago. She cringed and pointed out that they played any event they could back then. The are 3 birds of a feather

I agree.

JMO, but you are seeing the influence of Hollywood liberalism on the dixie chicks.

They as a trio decided to go down the liberal Barbara Streisand road and they as country music artists are whining about the road they took, which is a dead end, IMO.

30 posted on 05/24/2003 12:20:44 PM PDT by Dane
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To: Common Tator
: )
31 posted on 05/24/2003 12:28:57 PM PDT by DaughterOfAnIwoJimaVet (If Barbie is so popular, why do you have to buy her friends?)
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To: jt8d
"Did they not appear on the cover of Rolling Stone magazine fully nude?"

Their HEADS did...at least one of the nude bodies (Maines') was a body double. Probably two, according to some FReeper men, who say one of the Chicks' legs in the pic weren't actually her legs.

32 posted on 05/24/2003 12:33:11 PM PDT by cake_crumb (UN Resolutions=Very Expensive, Very SCRATCHY Toilet Paper)
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To: Paul Atreides; CobaltBlue
"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."

33 posted on 05/24/2003 12:37:37 PM PDT by GraniteStateConservative (Putting government in charge of morality is like putting pedophiles in charge of children.)
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To: Paul Atreides
Like a gold ring in a pig's snout
is a beautiful woman who shows no discretion. (Proverbs 11: 22)

34 posted on 05/24/2003 12:42:01 PM PDT by Faith
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To: green team 1999
You really do have to wonder, how many of our politicians - let alone the collective brain fart that is Hollyweird - actually can recite the First Amendment.

When I hear a brainiac like The Whale Natalie Maines going on about First Amendment rights - I wonder, "Where's the violation?"

I'm reminded of the line unttered by Wilford Brimley in the 1981 film "Absence of Malice":

“That’s BULL$H!T, Counselor. The First Amendment don’t SAY that, the privilege DON’T EXIST!”

Verbatim, the First Amandment of the Constitution says:

"Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances."

There is NO RIGHT to FREE SPEECH in the First Amendment as I read it, folks. It's an abridgement on the powers of Congress/The Government - as is most of the Constitution.

If you wish for that abridgement to extend logically to be an absolute right of free speech, so be it. But it most certainly does not give one the right to an audience - or to be liked universally, let alone have a right to a PAYING audience that allows her the accumulation of personal wealth. If The Whale Natalie Maines has the right to speak her mind - then I certainly have the right to speak mine in disagreement. How Orwellian for her to recoil so dramatically in the face of adverse public opinion.

If someone threatened her with physical violence, the story would be dramatically different.
35 posted on 05/24/2003 12:46:42 PM PDT by Yudan
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To: bereanway
I wonder if Natalie Mains and Katie Couric are friends..they both seem hateful towards conservatives and those who love this dear country and those who have fough/continue to fight, to keep it free and safe.
36 posted on 05/24/2003 12:47:11 PM PDT by homeschool mama
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To: bereanway
btw, i like your screen name. :O)
37 posted on 05/24/2003 12:47:37 PM PDT by homeschool mama
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To: Paul Atreides
"If y'all think she's done, you're crazy. Stuff comes out of her blowhole daily."

Yeah, the wrong end. She probably needs a colonoscopy to eat.

38 posted on 05/24/2003 12:50:22 PM PDT by Timesink
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To: bereanway
She has and continues to alienate their fan base in stupefying fashion.

The type of pettiness Maines displays isn't capable of limiting itself to the public forum. Watch this group self destruct if it doesn't find a way to muzzle her or evict her.

39 posted on 05/24/2003 12:52:25 PM PDT by Way2Serious
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To: Paul Atreides
"They make great music," he noted. "I think it's too bad for the other two that ? it has to be what it is, because they do make great music."

The other two own the group. Fatalie is just an employee. So as far as I'm concerned, the other two are just as guilty by association. Aiding and abetting.

40 posted on 05/24/2003 12:54:57 PM PDT by Timesink
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To: bereanway
I read something that seemed to indicate that they looked down on Country Music fans anyway, but thought that was the best way for them to succeed. Wish I could remember where.
41 posted on 05/24/2003 1:09:44 PM PDT by LaraCroft ('Bout time)
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To: jt8d
Dignified
You're right. I'd forgotten about the magazine cover. [I never heard their interview.] That was crossing the line. At least 2 of the 3 have children, too. Won't it be nice when the children are teens and their mothers have to explain what appearing nude on a magazine cover has to do with Natalie's stupid remarks?
42 posted on 05/24/2003 1:11:29 PM PDT by Clara Lou
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To: bereanway
I think that Gnatalie is seizing on the opportunity to become the country version of Madonna. She certainly is becoming the loud-mouth, obnoxious, self-absorbed, bore that is Madonna. I find it funny that the Bill Mahers and the Janeane Garofalos of the entertainment industry are leaping to their defense when, if they were conservatives, they would otherwise be the butts of many a derogatory joke or comment. Also, I have a strong feeling that, if Rush Limbaugh's or Sean Hannity's audience turned on them and started burning their books, the Dixie Chicks and Hollywood would see no wrong in it. In fact, they would be front and center egging it on.
43 posted on 05/24/2003 1:47:35 PM PDT by Paul Atreides
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To: Clara Lou
Gnatalie is a petty child. She behaves like a spoiled 13-year old. After the intitial publicity had died down, she used this stunt to keep her name in the papers. She is trying to make a martyr of herself.
44 posted on 05/24/2003 1:51:00 PM PDT by Paul Atreides
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To: GraniteStateConservative
"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."

Hmmm...Fat Nat is concerned that "The Angry American" makes country music sound ignorant. Let's just have a look-see at some of the profound lyrics of the Dixie Chicks' song "White Trash Wedding", which was penned soley by the Chicks themselves:

"You can't afford no ring/ You can't afford no ring/ I shouldn't be wearing white and you can't afford no ring/ You finally took my hand/ You finally took my hand/ It took a nip of gin/ But you finally took my hand/ You can't afford no ring/ You can't afford no ring/ I shouldn't be wearing white and you can't afford no ring/ Mama don't approve/ Mama don't approve/ Daddy says he's the best in town/ And Mama don't approve/ You can't afford no ring/ You can't afford no ring/ I shouldn't be wearing white and you can't afford no ring/ Baby's on its way/ Baby's on its way/ Say I do and kiss me quick/ 'Cause baby's on its way/ I shouldn't be wearing white and you can't afford no ring."

Whew! I feel absolutely enlightened now. Thanks, girls, for your words of wisdom. Such depth. Who needs "Courtesy of the Red, White, and Blue" when you can have a White Trash Wedding"?
45 posted on 05/24/2003 3:00:30 PM PDT by TXBlair (It's not the best tag, but it beats a poke in the eye with a sharp stick.)
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To: Tigercap
That's too funny - however, here in Houston neither of the stations are playing the DC's....but when I was in D.C. last month, WMZQ DID play them - so whenever one of their songs came on I did what you do - I would turn the radio off for 3 minutes. BUT a good friend of mine who lives there said he doesn't just stop listening for 3 minutes - he turns that station off for the remainder of the day and changes it to the Baltimore country station (which IMHO is much better that MZQ anyway!!! Don't cha' love it?
46 posted on 05/24/2003 5:32:07 PM PDT by BamaDi
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To: WarrenGamaliel
Thank goodness Toby's no Merle - Mr Haggard made a statement several months ago in California (where else one would ask!) to the effect that if the Clintoons were still in the White House we wouldn't be at war now - and of course he's right - if Clinton or Gore had been the President, then our answer to 9/11 would have been NOTHING! Go Toby!
47 posted on 05/24/2003 5:36:58 PM PDT by BamaDi
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To: CobaltBlue
No, they don't believe in other's First Amendment rights.
They were in OKC the night before the awards show and the local news reported that at least two kids at the concert held up pillowcases with "We Support Pres. Bush" on them... and "security" took the banners away. Typical limo libs.
48 posted on 05/24/2003 5:39:47 PM PDT by WestTexasWend
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To: BamaDi
BUMP
49 posted on 05/24/2003 5:40:14 PM PDT by Publius6961 (Californians are as dumm as a sack of rocks)
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To: Paul Atreides
What was it that she objected to about Keith's great song?

Seems to me like this little girlie lacks in patriotism, intelligence, and just plain sense. She is the epitome of white trash.

Too bad she's not from Arkansas; then she needn't have been embarrassed.

50 posted on 05/24/2003 5:46:54 PM PDT by DLfromthedesert
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