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Bush Gets No Respect From Chicks' Maines
CBS2CHICAGO ^ | 21 MAY 2006 | AP

Posted on 05/21/2006 12:22:05 PM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist

(AP) NEW YORK The Dixie Chicks' Natalie Maines apologized for disrespecting President Bush during a London concert in 2003. But now, she's taking it back. "I don't feel that way anymore," she told Time magazine for its issue hitting newsstands Monday. "I don't feel he is owed any respect whatsoever."

As war in Iraq loomed, Maines told the London audience: "Just so you know, we're ashamed that the President of the United States is from Texas."

The remarks led to death threats and a backlash from other country stars, including a high-profile spat with Toby Keith. It also stalled what until then had been the group's smashingly successful career.

Bandmate Emily Robinson said she knew right away the remark wouldn't be taken lightly and got "hot from my head to my toes."

"It wasn't that I didn't agree with her 100 percent; it was just, 'Oh, this is going to stir something up,'" she told Time.

For band member Martie Maguire, the controversy was a blessing in disguise.

"I'd rather have a small following of really cool people who get it, who will grow with us as we grow and are fans for life, than people that have us in their five-disc changer with Reba McEntire and Toby Keith," Maguire said. "We don't want those kinds of fans. They limit what you can do."

The Chicks' hits include "Landslide," "Goodbye Earl" and "Wide Open Spaces." Their new album, "Taking the Long Way," is due out May 23. The first single is "Not Ready to Make Nice."


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1 posted on 05/21/2006 12:22:06 PM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist
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Who is this Maines fellow?


2 posted on 05/21/2006 12:23:22 PM PDT by Tigercap
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

Dixie who? Are they food vendors?


3 posted on 05/21/2006 12:23:48 PM PDT by coconutt2000 (NO MORE PEACE FOR OIL!!! DOWN WITH TYRANTS, TERRORISTS, AND TIMIDCRATS!!!! (3-T's For World Peace))
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

This is what passes in the AP for news....


4 posted on 05/21/2006 12:23:50 PM PDT by frankiep (Visualize Whirled Peas)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

I think this might have been posted once or twice

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/1635887/posts


5 posted on 05/21/2006 12:24:37 PM PDT by Panerai
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist
Right. So then you don't mind Treason Chicks if Radio stations don't play your crap hmmm? I mean, they probably just play for all those unwashed peons out there not the "Cool people" you want as fans hmmm?
6 posted on 05/21/2006 12:24:47 PM PDT by MNJohnnie (Conservative, The simple fact about DC is this . "There is more work to do"...)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

This just in:

Publicist announces the group, in a desperate publicity stunt, will be changing their name to the French Chicks.


7 posted on 05/21/2006 12:25:29 PM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network (Boycott Communist Citgo!)
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To: Panerai; Admin Moderator

Thanks. Mods, please pull or lock thread.


8 posted on 05/21/2006 12:25:32 PM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist (Conservatism is moderate, it is the center, it is the middle of the road)
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who cares what that fat bitch has to say, I don't!


9 posted on 05/21/2006 12:25:50 PM PDT by Perdogg
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

I can't hurt em. I don't go to concerts. I only bought one CD long, long before they showed their true . . . faces. I hardly ever listen to music radio. There's nothing I can shun or boycott.

drats.


10 posted on 05/21/2006 12:26:27 PM PDT by Racehorse (Where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

I think Maines is attempting to endear herself to Hollywood. If she wants to be in pictures, he first step should be to find a real good plastic surgeon.


11 posted on 05/21/2006 12:26:50 PM PDT by BW2221
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"I'd rather have a small following of really cool people who get it, who will grow with us as we grow and are fans for life, than people that have us in their five-disc changer with Reba McEntire and Toby Keith," Maguire said.

Available now on late night TV.
Not available in stores.
The Best of the Dixie Chicks!
Singing their hit song.
"Una paloma Blanca"


12 posted on 05/21/2006 12:26:51 PM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist
I quit reading Time a long time ago because it was so left leaning and biased. Putting the Ditsie Chicks on the cover of Time and letting the loudmouths rant just proves that the magazine is a MSM dying outlet of information that is not to be trusted.
13 posted on 05/21/2006 12:27:57 PM PDT by vetvetdoug
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

The DiXie Clucks


14 posted on 05/21/2006 12:29:04 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi - "The Road to Peace in the Middle East runs thru Damascus.")
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

The Chixie Dicks.....


15 posted on 05/21/2006 12:31:40 PM PDT by clintonh8r
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

Music or colleges its just a matter of which one has the most treasonous individuals in it.


16 posted on 05/21/2006 12:33:56 PM PDT by INSENSITIVE GUY
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

It's always good to hear from one of the lefts' leading intellects.


17 posted on 05/21/2006 12:34:11 PM PDT by Ed_in_NJ (Who killed Suzanne Coleman?)
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To: frankiep

Yep...definitely THE story
of the day...almost as
important as Who IS
Bounced from American Idol!


18 posted on 05/21/2006 12:34:22 PM PDT by Grendel9 (u)
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To: Tigercap

Sally Struthers twin sister....


19 posted on 05/21/2006 12:34:30 PM PDT by misterrob
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To: All
TWINS

20 posted on 05/21/2006 12:37:11 PM PDT by new yorker 77 (FAKE POLLS DO NOT TRANSLATE INTO REAL VOTERS!)
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To: All
TWINS

21 posted on 05/21/2006 12:38:09 PM PDT by new yorker 77 (FAKE POLLS DO NOT TRANSLATE INTO REAL VOTERS!)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist
"I'd rather have a small following of really cool people who get it, who will grow with us as we grow and are fans for life, than people that have us in their five-disc changer with Reba McEntire and Toby Keith," Maguire said. "We don't want those kinds of fans. They limit what you can do."

Good luck with that. Nice that your keepin it real after collecting all those country fans money.

22 posted on 05/21/2006 12:38:16 PM PDT by operation clinton cleanup
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

These hags don't know when to put a sock in it do they?


23 posted on 05/21/2006 12:40:52 PM PDT by LoudRepublicangirl (loudrepublicangirl)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

They ain't so fresh now, they gotta be the `Dixie Hens' now.
No more cheeping--clucking. Cluck what? No, cluck you, Nate!


24 posted on 05/21/2006 12:45:26 PM PDT by tumblindice
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Cute pug. Natalie should be so lucky.


25 posted on 05/21/2006 12:46:37 PM PDT by Buck W. (If you push something hard enough, it will fall over.)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

"I'd rather have a small following of really cool people who get it, who will grow with us as we grow and are fans for life, than people that have us in their five-disc changer"

Sounds like a DU'er.

They don't care that the rest of the world views them as total nuts; they'll just keep drinking that koolaid and screaming about it out loud. Everybody else is whacky, not them.


26 posted on 05/21/2006 12:52:45 PM PDT by I still care ("Remember... for it is the doom of men that they forget" - Merlin, from Excalibur)
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To: new yorker 77

How insulting... to pugs. They're so ugly they're cute... pugs that is! The other one is just ugly to the bone! I dont think the pug would lick her even with a bone around her neck!

27 posted on 05/21/2006 12:53:38 PM PDT by rawcatslyentist (I'd rather be carrying a shotgun with Dick, than riding shotgun with a Kennedyl!)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist; All

I posted this on the other thread :

One of the GREAT lines from "Larry The Cable Guy":(paraphrasing a little here, but real close):

Larry: "...and The Dixie Chicks....what's that little fat one's name....Natalie??? She needs to shut her mouth, and go back to her job as a sales clerk at Lane Bryant..."


28 posted on 05/21/2006 12:54:29 PM PDT by musicman
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To: NormsRevenge

The Dixie Chunks


29 posted on 05/21/2006 12:55:27 PM PDT by Babu
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

When the hatred is pathological, not much in the way of reason is going to prevail.

This is a "woman scorned". And the source of all the scorn heaped upon her was, obviously, George W. Bush.

Even though he probably had never heard of her before she made her first lunatic outburst.

Which just may have been simultaneously with her first concert appearance with the Dixie Chicks.


30 posted on 05/21/2006 1:01:47 PM PDT by alloysteel
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

They just step in slop and step in some more.


31 posted on 05/21/2006 1:02:57 PM PDT by Luke21 (Democrats hate us, our heritage, and our religion. They think we belong in cages. Never forget.)
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BFD


32 posted on 05/21/2006 1:03:16 PM PDT by Smedley
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Pudgy little piece of trash goin' deeper and deeper.
33 posted on 05/21/2006 1:05:14 PM PDT by isrul
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And the second single is "Not Ready to Look Nice Either."

And who woulda thunk that the umm, "larger" girl in a otherwise cute girl group would be the one to go looking for even more attention?

Yeah, big surprise, that one.

34 posted on 05/21/2006 1:05:25 PM PDT by TeddyCon
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I used to really like the Ditzy Chicks , I used to buy all their CD's . Since Maines came out with her seditious little comments I have ceased even listening to them entirely. And now this. I guess they are hoping the there are people in the
bone-in-the-nose crowd that listen to country music.
Has been's.....
35 posted on 05/21/2006 1:06:06 PM PDT by LeoWindhorse
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This twit still hasn't learned to keep her fool mouth shut, I guess the last backlash wasn't severe enough..........
36 posted on 05/21/2006 1:06:28 PM PDT by rockabyebaby (Say what you feel, those that matter don't mind, those that mind don't matter.)
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To: LeoWindhorse

they should have named their CD : Taking the Wrong Way


37 posted on 05/21/2006 1:09:07 PM PDT by LeoWindhorse
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"I'd rather have a small following of really cool people who get it,

Last words as her career circled the bowl on its inevitable tryst down the hole!!
38 posted on 05/21/2006 1:15:34 PM PDT by lonedawg (why does that rag on your head say holiday inn?)
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>>We don't want those kinds of fans.

No problem / Wish Granted (Grin)


39 posted on 05/21/2006 1:16:38 PM PDT by DelphiUser ("You can lead a man to knowledge, but you can't make him think")
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Did I hear this morning that they have now come out with a rock album? Country radio has more or less quit playing them since their rant in England.


40 posted on 05/21/2006 1:22:21 PM PDT by phil1750 (Love like you've never been hurt;Dance like nobody's watching;PRAY like it's your last prayer)
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Fat old hens.


41 posted on 05/21/2006 1:25:56 PM PDT by billhilly (The Democrat symbol is no longer the donkey, it's a strait Jacket.)
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"I'd rather have a small following of really cool people who get it, who will grow with us as we grow and are fans for life, than people that have us in their five-disc changer with Reba McEntire and Toby Keith," Maguire said. "We don't want those kinds of fans. They limit what you can do."

I don't know the music business but seems to me that if your goal is to limit your audience and play to a small group of cool people only you won't be around very long. Business is business. I don't care how many producers and record company executives agree with your rants the bottom line is money. If you don't make the record execs money you don't make records.

I doubt the record execs are too impressed at being on the billboard top ten cool people chart.
42 posted on 05/21/2006 1:27:32 PM PDT by Republican Red ("How good is it? Al-Jazeera gave it 4 1/2 pipe bombs")
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Sheesh!....they just don't know when to shut-up, do they!

With Maquire and Robinson's remarks piled on, they keep digging themselves even deeper!

Now they'll have Reba McEntire's fans mad at em too.....!

43 posted on 05/21/2006 1:34:25 PM PDT by Guenevere
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For band member Martie Maguire, the controversy was a blessing in disguise.

Yeah, if you call reduced album sales and radio play a "blessing".

44 posted on 05/21/2006 1:43:20 PM PDT by Lunatic Fringe (http://ntxsolutions.com)
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They had a song that was popular; what, 10 years ago? I didn't know that they were still around.


45 posted on 05/21/2006 1:45:35 PM PDT by HereInTheHeartland (Never bring a knife to a gun fight, or a Democrat to do serious work...)
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To: phil1750

I don’t care if they come out with a collection based on my favorite hymns (It is Sunday).

No respect = No Sale


46 posted on 05/21/2006 1:46:07 PM PDT by DelphiUser ("You can lead a man to knowledge, but you can't make him think")
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To: billhilly; Huntress
Both excellent suggestions, but I had something more, uh, emphatic in mind.....
47 posted on 05/21/2006 1:54:32 PM PDT by clintonh8r
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I apologize. I think I replied to the wrong thread!!


48 posted on 05/21/2006 1:56:06 PM PDT by clintonh8r
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To: Tigercap

She's a woman-just looks a lot like a guy.


49 posted on 05/21/2006 2:07:01 PM PDT by Farmer Dean (Every time a toilet flushes,another liberal gets his brains.)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

I'm ashamed of Maines.


50 posted on 05/21/2006 2:46:43 PM PDT by Doctor Raoul (Liberals saying "We Support The Troops" is like OJ looking for the real killers.)
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